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The State and Civil Society: Regulating Interest Groups, Parties, and Public Benefit Organizations in Contemporary Democracies

Nicole Bolleyer

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780198758587
eISBN:
9780191818509
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198758587.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

State regulation of civil society organizations such as interest groups, parties, and public benefit organizations is expanding yet widely contested, often portrayed as illegitimate intrusion. ... More


Using the Total Survey Error Paradigm to Improve Cross-National Research on Religion

Tom W. Smith

in Faithful Measures: New Methods in the Measurement of Religion

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781479875214
eISBN:
9781479897629
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479875214.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

Cross-national research is an absolute necessity if we are to understand contemporary human societies in general and the role of religion in particular. To be useful, comparative survey research ... More


Beveridge’s Five Giants and Other Challenges to Social Progress

Anthony F. Heath, Elisabeth Garratt, Ridhi Kashyap, Yaojun Li, and Lindsay Richards

in Social Progress in Britain

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780198805489
eISBN:
9780191843556
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198805489.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

In his landmark 1942 report on the reform of social insurance Sir William Beveridge talked about the ‘five giants on the road to reconstruction’—the giants of Want, Disease, Ignorance, Squalor, and ... More


The Fight against Ignorance: Participation, Standards, and Non-Economic Outcomes with Lindsay Richards

Anthony F. Heath, Elisabeth Garratt, Ridhi Kashyap, Yaojun Li, and Lindsay Richards

in Social Progress in Britain

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780198805489
eISBN:
9780191843556
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198805489.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

There was great progress in increasing participation rates in secondary and tertiary education post-war, as there was in Britain’s peer countries. There was also an increase in the proportion of the ... More


Progress in Tackling Beveridge’s Five Giants: The Successes and Limitations of Social Reform

Anthony F. Heath, Elisabeth Garratt, Ridhi Kashyap, Yaojun Li, and Lindsay Richards

in Social Progress in Britain

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780198805489
eISBN:
9780191843556
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198805489.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

The concluding chapter of the book summarizes the evidence about social progress in Britain, and the extent to which Britain has been successful in tackling Beveridge’s five giants. It shows how ... More


The Legal Environments of Organized Civil Society in Nineteen Democracies: A Cross-National Analysis

Nicole Bolleyer

in The State and Civil Society: Regulating Interest Groups, Parties, and Public Benefit Organizations in Contemporary Democracies

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780198758587
eISBN:
9780191818509
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198758587.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

As the nature of legal environments for organized civil society is the product of causally complex processes, it is not expected that any one systemic condition by itself underpins a particular legal ... More


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