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Are Political Parties declining?: An Analysis of National Variation in Dealignment

HAROLD L. WILENSKY

in Rich Democracies: Political Economy, Public Policy, and Performance

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520231764
eISBN:
9780520928336
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520231764.003.0011
Subject:
Sociology, Comparative and Historical Sociology

This chapter addresses the party decline and analyzes the national variation in dealignment of political parties. It examines whether party decline is peculiarly American or a tendency common to all ... More


The Power of Sex: Culture, Gender, and Political Legitimacy

Valerie Sperling

in Sex, Politics, and Putin: Political Legitimacy in Russia

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2014
ISBN:
9780199324347
eISBN:
9780199381890
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199324347.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change, Gender and Sexuality

This chapter sets out the fundamental concepts underlying the study: gender, the social construction of gender (masculinity and femininity), and the use of gender norms, homophobia, and “topping,” in ... More


American Exceptionalism and Policy Implications

HAROLD L. WILENSKY

in Rich Democracies: Political Economy, Public Policy, and Performance

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520231764
eISBN:
9780520928336
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520231764.003.0018
Subject:
Sociology, Comparative and Historical Sociology

This chapter examines the policy implications of so-called American exceptionalism. It explains that the U.S. is one of six countries that are the least corporatist and its decentralized, fragmented ... More


Sex, Politics, and Putin: Political Legitimacy in Russia

Valerie Sperling

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2014
ISBN:
9780199324347
eISBN:
9780199381890
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199324347.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change, Gender and Sexuality

Is Vladimir Putin macho, or is he a “fag”? this book investigates how gender stereotypes and sexualization have been used as tools of political legitimation in Putin’s Russia. Despite their political ... More


Conclusion: “The First Time, Do It for Love”: Sexism, Power, and Politics under Putin

Valerie Sperling

in Sex, Politics, and Putin: Political Legitimacy in Russia

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2014
ISBN:
9780199324347
eISBN:
9780199381890
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199324347.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change, Gender and Sexuality

The conclusion examines the ways in which gender norms and sexualization have been used in political advertising as a means of bolstering Russia’s increasingly nondemocratic political regime. As an ... More


Who Are the Students, and How Are They Shaped by BRIC Higher Education?

Martin Carnoy, Prashant Loyalka, Maria Dobryakova, Rafiq Dossani, Isak Froumin, Katherine Kuhns, Jandhyala B. G. Tilak, and Rong Wang

in University Expansion in a Changing Global Economy: Triumph of the BRICs?

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780804786010
eISBN:
9780804786416
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804786010.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Education

The chapter details the educational pathway students take during pre-tertiary schooling, their academic readiness before college, and the process they undergo in their application and admission to ... More


How uniform are uniform services? Towards a geography of citizenship

Martin Powell

in Devolution and social citizenship in the UK

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847420367
eISBN:
9781447302056
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847420367.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter focuses on the meaning of rights when they must be processed through bureaucratic realities. Large social welfare organisations have all the foibles of professions, bureaucracies, and ... More


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