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The Sovereign's Private Secretary

Vernon Bogdanor

in The Monarchy and the Constitution

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198293347
eISBN:
9780191598821
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198293348.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

The office of private secretary to the sovereign is crucial to the working of constitutional monarchy. But it evolved in an unnoticed and unplanned way, almost by accident. The history of the ... More


Existential Import and the Square of Opposition

Gyula Klima

in John Buridan

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195176223
eISBN:
9780199871957
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195176223.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Church History

The sixth chapter discusses the issue of how the reconstruction of the relevant parts of Buridan’s logic and medieval logic in general, using restricted variables, validates the attribution of ... More


Coalitions, State-Building, and Geopolitical Mediation

Sean L. Yom

in From Resilience to Revolution: How Foreign Interventions Destabilize the Middle East

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231175647
eISBN:
9780231540278
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231175647.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Middle Eastern Politics

This chapter presents a new theoretical framework about state-building and authoritarian regimes in the Middle East. Linking coalitions to institutions, and then institutions to outcomes, it explains ... More


Toxic Schools: High-Poverty Education in New York and Amsterdam

Bowen Paulle

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780226066387
eISBN:
9780226066554
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226066554.001.0001
Subject:
Education, Secondary Education

Based on nearly six years of fieldwork in and around high poverty secondary schools on opposite sides of the Atlantic Ocean, this book uses the tools of the teacher-ethnographer to take on questions ... More


Rajya Sabha: Clog or Rubber Stamp? 1

A.G. Noorani

in CONSTITUTIONAL QUESTIONS AND CITIZENS' RIGHTS: An Omnibus Comprising Constitutional Questions in India and Citizens' Rights, Judges and State Accountability

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195678291
eISBN:
9780199080588
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195678291.003.0030
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter focuses on the failure of India's ruling party to secure a majority in the Rajya Sabha in 1998. This is the fifth time this happened in India, the first four occurring in 1977, 1980, ... More


Inquiries by Parliamentary Committees 1

A.G. Noorani

in CONSTITUTIONAL QUESTIONS AND CITIZENS' RIGHTS: An Omnibus Comprising Constitutional Questions in India and Citizens' Rights, Judges and State Accountability

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195678291
eISBN:
9780199080588
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195678291.003.0033
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter criticises the Opposition's demand for a joint parliamentary committee (JPC) to investigate the involvement of Union Communications Minister Sukh Ram in the Telecom scandal. It contends ... More


Logic: a new beginning

Pieter A. M. Seuren

in The Logic of Language: Language From Within Volume II

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199559480
eISBN:
9780191721144
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199559480.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

Entailment, contrariety, and contradiction stand in a triangular relation. Given negation of the predicate and given the duality of all and some, two isomorphic triangles arise, together forming an ... More


Logical power, Abelard, and empirical success rates

Pieter A. M. Seuren

in The Logic of Language: Language From Within Volume II

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199559480
eISBN:
9780191721144
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199559480.003.0004
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

Aristotle's predicate logic does not suffer from undue existential import (UEI). Abelard followed Aristotle in this respect. The notion of logical power is defined and it is shown that the Square has ... More


Reconstructing Conservatism?: The Conservative party in opposition, 1997-2010

Richard Hayton

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780719083167
eISBN:
9781781706107
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719083167.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

Why did it take the Conservative Party so long to recover power? After a landslide defeat in 1997, why was it so slow to adapt, reposition itself and rebuild its support? How did the party leadership ... More


Division and unity I: revolution and party

Andrew Mansfield

in Ideas of Monarchical Reform: Fénelon, Jacobitism, and the political works of the Chevalier Ramsay

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780719088377
eISBN:
9781526103901
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719088377.003.0001
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

Beginning with the Restoration to the throne of Charles II in 1660, this contextual chapter charts the ideological opposition that emerged in England as the crown endeavoured to centralise the state. ... More


The Bulgarian atrocities: a bird’s eye view of intervention with emphasis on Britain, 1875–78

Alexis Heraclides and Ada Dialla

in Humanitarian intervention in the long nineteenth century: Setting the precedent

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780719089909
eISBN:
9781781708484
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719089909.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Comparative and Historical Sociology

The great power involvement triggered by the Bulgarian atrocities of 1876 was part of a wider international reaction to uprisings in the Balkans. Austria-Hungary and Germany were supportive of mild ... More


The Subba Rao Court (1966–7)

George H. Gadbois, Jr

in Judges of the Supreme Court of India: 1950 - 1989

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198070610
eISBN:
9780199080755
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198070610.003.0009
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter describes the Subba Rao Court of 1966–7. Because the SCI was in summer recess when he succeeded Sarkar on 30 June 1966, K. Subba Rao’s tenure as CJI began virtually unnoticed. Only the ... More


Eyes on the Prize – Focus, Faith and Fervour

Iain Whyte

in Scotland and the Abolition of Black Slavery, 1756-1838

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748624324
eISBN:
9780748672196
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748624324.003.0009
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

The strong revulsion to injustice and a basic sense of right informed the Scottish abolition movement. The perception that Scotland was a ‘land of freedom’ was fuelled by enlightenment thinkers and ... More


The President as a Mediator

Debtoru Chatterjee

in Presidential Discretion

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780199466566
eISBN:
9780199087297
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199466566.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter stresses at the role of a constitutional head as a mediator between political parties. That mediatory role could range from one during national crises (as with George VI who inspired the ... More


Socialist Alternatives in the Crisis of 1921

Robert Daniels

in The Rise and Fall of Communism in Russia

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300106497
eISBN:
9780300134933
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300106497.003.0014
Subject:
History, European Modern History

The Russian revolutions of 1917 were driven by socialism, embraced by revolutionaries of whatever party affiliation as a utopian antithesis to present reality rather than a projected set of ... More


The Left Opposition and the Evolution of the Communist Regime

Robert Daniels

in The Rise and Fall of Communism in Russia

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300106497
eISBN:
9780300134933
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300106497.003.0015
Subject:
History, European Modern History

During the mid-1920s, the Soviet Union saw the eruption of a running controversy between the leadership of the Communist Party and the movements of protest collectively known as the Left Opposition. ... More


The Left Opposition as an Alternative to Stalinism

Robert Daniels

in The Rise and Fall of Communism in Russia

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300106497
eISBN:
9780300134933
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300106497.003.0017
Subject:
History, European Modern History

Both Western historians and Soviet writers have often considered Leon Trotsky and Trotskyism as the forerunner of Stalinism rather than an alternative to it. According to this interpretation, Joseph ... More


The Way They Talked Then: The Discourse of Politics in the Soviet Party Politburo in the Late 1920s

Robert Service

in The Lost Politburo Transcripts: From Collective Rule to Stalin's Dictatorship

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300134247
eISBN:
9780300152227
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300134247.003.0007
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter, which analyzes the transcript of the September 8, 1927 joint meeting of the Politburo and the Central Control Commission Presidium, explains that this meeting focused on the denouement ... More


Making the Unthinkable Thinkable: Language Microhistory of Politburo Meetings

Leona Toker

in The Lost Politburo Transcripts: From Collective Rule to Stalin's Dictatorship

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300134247
eISBN:
9780300152227
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300134247.003.0008
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter analyzes the transcripts of the October 8 and 21, 1926, and September 9, 1927 Politburo meetings. It explains that these meetings focused on the Communist Party's attempts to discipline ... More


Content: Constitutional Rewrites and Changes in Presidential Powers

Javier Corrales

in Fixing Democracy: How Power Asymmetries Help Explain Presidential Powers in New Constitutions, Evidence from Latin America

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780190868895
eISBN:
9780190869380
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190868895.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter provides the broadest evidence on behalf of my power asymmetry argument. It begins by discussing my index of presidential powers (the dependent variable), which draws heavily from ... More


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