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Against the Masses: Varieties of Anti-Democratic Thought Since the French Revolution

Joseph V. Femia

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198280637
eISBN:
9780191599231
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198280637.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Given the almost universal assumption that democracy is a ‘good thing’, the goal of mankind, it is easy to forget that ‘rule by the people’ has been vehemently opposed by some of the most ... More


Exit Followed by Voice: Mexico's Migrant Civil Society 1

Jonathan Fox

in Accountability Politics: Power and Voice in Rural Mexico

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199208852
eISBN:
9780191709005
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199208852.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

This chapter asks where migrants fit into the debate over how rural citizens can encourage public accountability, drawing on Hirschman's framework of ‘exit, voice, and loyalty’. Though migrants chose ... More


Introduction and Preview

Joseph V. Femia

in Against the Masses: Varieties of Anti-Democratic Thought Since the French Revolution

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198280637
eISBN:
9780191599231
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198280637.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

After discussing the various definitions of democracy, the chapter laments the paucity and inadequacy of the literature on anti‐democratic thought. Hirschman's three categories of ‘reactionary’ ... More


Afterword

Emma Rothschild and Amartya Sen

in The Essential Hirschman

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691159904
eISBN:
9781400848409
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691159904.003.0017
Subject:
Sociology, Social Theory

This concluding chapter examines the enduring legacy of Hirschman's works. One reason for this is that his “world-view” is a skeptical optimism; another is a series of ideas, including explanatory ... More


When Patients Exit, What Happens to Solidarity?

Clemens M. Rieder

in Promoting Solidarity in the European Union

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199583188
eISBN:
9780191594502
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199583188.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law, EU Law

This chapter applies Hirschman's concept of exit, voice, and loyalty in order to analyze whether the EU healthcare framework meets the conditions of the ‘difference principle’ and, consequently, can ... More


Some Unorthodox Growth Theories

Maurice FitzGerald Scott

in A New View of Economic Growth

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198287421
eISBN:
9780191596872
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198287429.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Unorthodox growth theories do not assume that technical progress is independant of investment. Theories put forward by various writers including Schumpeter, Hirschman, Kaldor, Kaldor and Mirrlees, ... More


Ambivalent multiculturalisms: Perversity, futility, and jeopardy in Latin America

José Antonio Lucero

in Latin America's Multicultural Movements: The Struggle Between Communitarianism, Autonomy, and Human Rights

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199936267
eISBN:
9780199333066
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199936267.003.0013
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Latin American societies have long wrestled with the complex and sometimes contradictory terms of official multiculturalism. There is widespread agreement that a “regional model” of multicultural and ... More


Introduction: The Frontiers of Power

Patrick Major

in Behind the Berlin Wall: East Germany and the Frontiers of Power

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199243280
eISBN:
9780191714061
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199243280.003.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter opens by discussing the role of frontiers in history as both symbolic projections of power and means of controlling population movements. The reader is introduced to Albert Hirschman's ... More


Notes on Aspects of the Conceptual Architecture of the ‘New Spirit’: Weber and Hirschman

Paul du Gay

in New Spirits of Capitalism?: Crises, Justifications, and Dynamics

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199595341
eISBN:
9780191750755
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199595341.003.0004
Subject:
Business and Management, Political Economy

This chapter focuses on certain aspects of the conceptual architecture of the New Spirit of Capitalism, namely the use made by Boltanski and Chiapello of the work of Max Weber and Albert Hirschman. ... More


Tocqueville’s America

Steven B. Smith

in Modernity and Its Discontents: Making and Unmaking the Bourgeois from Machiavelli to Bellow

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780300198393
eISBN:
9780300220988
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300198393.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Tocqueville applied Rousseau’s critique of the Enlightenment to modern democracy. He saw in the age of equality the possibility of a new and unprecedented form of despotism arising out of ... More


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