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In Defence of Political Understanding? 1

Michael Kenny

in Liberalism as Ideology: Essays in Honour of Michael Freeden

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199600670
eISBN:
9780191738203
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199600670.003.0012
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter is concerned with identifying the limits and consequences of a marked trend in recent political commentary. This involves a widespread return in contemporary political science and ... More


Depoliticisation, governance and the state

Matthew Flinders and Matt Wood

in Tracing the Political: Depoliticisation, governance and the state

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781447326601
eISBN:
9781447326625
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447326601.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

Depoliticisation refers to the narrowing of the boundaries of democratic politics. It is therefore intertwined with concerns about ‘the end of politics’ and the emergence of technocratic ... More


Being Political: Leadership and Democracy in the Pacific Islands

Jack Corbett

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824841027
eISBN:
9780824869427
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824841027.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Pacific Studies

Politicians everywhere attract popular disaffection but in the Pacific the word ‘politician’ has increasingly become synonymous with corruption, graft and misconduct. But who are these much-maligned ... More


Anti-Politics, Depoliticization, and Governance

Paul Fawcett, Matthew Flinders, Colin Hay, and Matthew Wood (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780198748977
eISBN:
9780191811616
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198748977.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

There is a growing body of evidence pointing towards rising levels of public dissatisfaction with the formal political process. Depoliticization refers to a more discrete range of contemporary ... More


Anti-Politics, Depoliticization, and Governance

Paul Fawcett, Matthew Flinders, Colin Hay, and Matthew Wood

in Anti-Politics, Depoliticization, and Governance

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780198748977
eISBN:
9780191811616
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198748977.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter introduces the volume, sets out its key themes, and explains how the chapters interrogate the nexus between governance and anti-politics via the concept of depoliticization. It argues ... More


Politicians and Antipoliticians

Jack Corbett

in Being Political: Leadership and Democracy in the Pacific Islands

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824841027
eISBN:
9780824869427
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824841027.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Pacific Studies

Sets out the puzzle by exploring how politicians, who were once heroes of independence, have become increasingly associated with malaise and despair. It considers this shift in the context of the ... More


Understanding Politicians

Jack Corbett

in Being Political: Leadership and Democracy in the Pacific Islands

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824841027
eISBN:
9780824869427
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824841027.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Pacific Studies

Concludes by returning to the anti-politics discussion introduced in Chapter One. It outlines how disaffection is produced by a distinction between a naive view of leadership and the messy and ... More


Politics and Corruption

Peter Larmour

in Interpreting Corruption: Culture and Politics in the Pacific Islands

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824835149
eISBN:
9780824869519
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824835149.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Pacific Studies

This chapter focuses on the relationship between corruption and politics (and politicians) in the Pacific Islands, particularly as revealed in the National Integrity System (NIS) surveys and the ... More


Remembering, Not Commemorating, 1989: The Twenty-Year Anniversary of the Velvet Revolution in the Czech Republic

Conor O’Dwyer

in Twenty Years After Communism

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199375134
eISBN:
9780199375165
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199375134.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, Democratization

There was a striking disconnect between the official commemoration of the Velvet Revolution in the Czech Republic in 2009 and that of civil society. Surprisingly, the political class seemed content ... More


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