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Our Secret Constitution: How Lincoln Redefined American Democracy

George P. Fletcher

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195156287
eISBN:
9780199872169
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195156285.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This book asserts that the Civil War marks the end of one era of American legal history, and the beginning of another. Abraham Lincoln's famous Gettysberg Address is viewed as the beginning of a new ... More


Restorative Justice and Violence Against Women

James Ptacek (ed.)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195335484
eISBN:
9780199864331
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195335484.001.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families, Crime and Justice

Despite significant accomplishments over the past 35 years, antiviolence activists know that justice for most abused women remains elusive. Most victims of violence against women do not call the ... More


Somoza and Roosevelt: Good Neighbour Diplomacy in Nicaragua, 1933-1945

Andrew Crawley

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199212651
eISBN:
9780191707315
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199212651.001.0001
Subject:
History, Latin American History

Franklin Roosevelt's good neighbour policy, coming in the wake of decades of U.S. intervention in Central America, and following a lengthy U.S. military occupation of Nicaragua, marked a significant ... More


Gordian Knot: Apartheid and the Unmaking of the Liberal World Order

Ryan M. Irwin

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199855612
eISBN:
9780199979882
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199855612.001.0001
Subject:
History, Political History, World Modern History

Writing more than one hundred years ago, African American scholar W.E.B. Du Bois speculated that the great dilemma of the twentieth century would be the problem of “the color line.” Nowhere was the ... More


Epilogue

Allison L. Sneider

in Suffragists in an Imperial Age: U.S. Expansion and the Woman Question, 1870–1929

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195321166
eISBN:
9780199869725
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195321166.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century, American History: 20th Century

By 1929, when the U.S. congress pushed the colonial legislature of Puerto Rico to adopt woman suffrage, votes for women had become a benchmark for measuring the expansion of democratic values ... More


The Constrained Court: Law, Politics, and the Decisions Justices Make

Michael A. Bailey and Forrest Maltzman

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691151045
eISBN:
9781400840267
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691151045.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Legal History

How do Supreme Court justices decide their cases? Do they follow their policy preferences? Or are they constrained by the law and by other political actors? This book combines new theoretical ... More


Work and Pay in the United States and Japan

Clair Brown, Michael Reich, Lloyd Ulman, and Yoshifumi Nakata

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195115215
eISBN:
9780199854820
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195115215.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, International Business

This book provides an integrated and detailed analysis of the components of firm human resources systems in the U.S. and Japan. It examines the relationship between company practices and national ... More


Good-Bye Hegemony!: Power and Influence in the Global System

Simon Reich and Richard Ned Lebow

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691160429
eISBN:
9781400850426
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691160429.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Many policymakers, journalists, and scholars insist that U.S. hegemony is essential for warding off global chaos. This book argues that hegemony is a fiction propagated to support a large defense ... More


Latino Catholicism: Transformation in America's Largest Church

Timothy Matovina

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691139791
eISBN:
9781400839735
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691139791.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

Most histories of Catholicism in the United States focus on the experience of Euro-American Catholics, whose views on social issues have dominated public debates. This book provides a comprehensive ... More


Watchdogs on the Hill: The Decline of Congressional Oversight of U.S. Foreign Relations

Linda L. Fowler

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691151618
eISBN:
9781400866465
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691151618.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

An essential responsibility of the U.S. Congress is holding the president accountable for the conduct of foreign policy. This book evaluates how the legislature's most visible and important watchdogs ... More


Fighting for the Speakership: The House and the Rise of Party Government

Jeffery A. Jenkins and Charles Stewart

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691118123
eISBN:
9781400845460
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691118123.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

The Speaker of the House of Representatives is the most powerful partisan figure in the contemporary U.S. Congress. How this came to be, and how the majority party in the House has made control of ... More


Social Choice Theory

Patrick R. Laughlin

in Group Problem Solving

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691147918
eISBN:
9781400836673
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691147918.003.0008
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter discusses social choice theory, an axiomatic and deductive approach to societal problem solving by existing or possible voting procedures. Social choice theory in economics and political ... More


Looking for Rights in All the Wrong Places: Why State Constitutions Contain America's Positive Rights

Emily Zackin

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691155777
eISBN:
9781400846276
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691155777.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

Unlike many national constitutions, which contain explicit positive rights to such things as education, a living wage, and a healthful environment, the U.S. Bill of Rights appears to contain only a ... More


Electing the Senate: Indirect Democracy before the Seventeenth Amendment

Wendy J. Schiller and Charles Stewart III

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691163161
eISBN:
9781400852680
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691163161.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

From 1789 to 1913, U.S. senators were not directly elected by the people—instead the Constitution mandated that they be chosen by state legislators. This radically changed in 1913, when the ... More


The Paradox of American Power: Why the World's Only Superpower Can't Go It Alone

Joseph S. Nye

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195161106
eISBN:
9780199871087
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195161106.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

The U.S. “war on terror” response to the attacks of September 11, 2001 has exposed the extent, already apparent on various other fronts, to which U.S. foreign policy has become unilateralist, ... More


Change They Can't Believe In: The Tea Party and Reactionary Politics in America

Christopher S. Parker and Matt A. Barreto

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691163611
eISBN:
9781400852314
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691163611.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Are Tea Party supporters merely a group of conservative citizens concerned about government spending? Or are they racists who refuse to accept Barack Obama as their president because he's not white? ... More


A Maxim of Justice: Its Birth and Rebirth

George P. Fletcher

in Our Secret Constitution: How Lincoln Redefined American Democracy

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195156287
eISBN:
9780199872169
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195156285.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter asserts that the U.S. traces the principle of equality to the idea that human beings were created in God's image, and discusses the evolution of the doctrine of equal protection via ... More


The American Colossus

Joseph S. Nye

in The Paradox of American Power: Why the World's Only Superpower Can't Go It Alone

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195161106
eISBN:
9780199871087
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195161106.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

The U.S. security policy needs to be based on a proper appreciation of the roots of the nation's superpower status, which recognizes the contribution of “soft” (economic and cultural) power to the ... More


The Information Revolution

Joseph S. Nye

in The Paradox of American Power: Why the World's Only Superpower Can't Go It Alone

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195161106
eISBN:
9780199871087
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195161106.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

The information revolution, which is now transforming societies around the world, is also changing the nature of governments and sovereignty, increasing the role of non‐state actors, and enhancing ... More


Globalization

Joseph S. Nye

in The Paradox of American Power: Why the World's Only Superpower Can't Go It Alone

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195161106
eISBN:
9780199871087
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195161106.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

The internationalization of the world has been proceeding for centuries, though not with the “thickness” of pace and intensity of globalization today. The notion that globalization is tantamount to ... More


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