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: A Nation of Electors:: Sieye's Model of Representative Government

in Representative Democracy: Principles and Genealogy

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226842783
eISBN:
9780226842806
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226842806.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter examines the main tenets of electoral democracy as formulated by Sieyes, the theorist and political leader who brought Rousseau's perspective into the representative context. From a ... More


“A Spirit of Compromise and Conciliation”

Brandon Haught

in Going Ape: Florida's Battles over Evolution in the Classroom

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780813049434
eISBN:
9780813050409
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813049434.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Ethical Issues and Debates

In the aftermath of Hillsborough County mandating the inclusion of creationism to balance the teaching of evolution in classrooms, other counties now faced the dilemma of whether or not they should ... More


An Absence of Alternatives: A New Framework for Understanding Corruption

Kelly M. McMann

in Corruption as a Last Resort: Adapting to the Market in Central Asia

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801453274
eISBN:
9780801454912
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801453274.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Asian Politics

This chapter sets out the book's two main arguments about the causes of corruption. First, when essential goods and services are not available from alternative sources, individuals engage in corrupt ... More


Absentee voting: a comparative perspective

Matt Qvortrup

in The Politics of Participation: From Athens to E-Democracy

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719076589
eISBN:
9781781701560
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719076589.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter considers the effects of postal voting, one of the favoured options for increasing participation. It reviews international experiences with absentee, or postal, voting in developed ... More


Abundance and necessity

Erica Benner

in Machiavelli's Prince: A New Reading

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199653638
eISBN:
9780191769405
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199653638.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Princes, Machiavelli tells us, can rule ‘by themselves’ when they have an abundance of money and forces that gives them military self-sufficiency. But what if a state lacks these advantages? The ... More


Accessing Accountability: Individual Versus Collective Voices 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/9780199208852.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

This study compares innovations that encourage voice for accountability within two large-scale anti-poverty programs, Mexico's flagship welfare program, Oportunidades (formerly known as Progresa), ... More


The Achievement of Wendell Berry: The Hard History of Love

Fritz Oehlschlaeger

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813130071
eISBN:
9780813135731
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813130071.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Arguably one of the most important American writers working today, Wendell Berry, is the author of more than fifty books, including novels and collections of poems, short stories, and essays. A ... More


Activating Empathetic Citizens

Caroline W. Lee

in Do-It-Yourself Democracy: The Rise of the Public Engagement Industry

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780199987269
eISBN:
9780190218683
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199987269.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change, Science, Technology and Environment

What are the intended outcomes of public engagement? How are they engineered? Chapter 6 looks at the authentic transformations from cynical consumers to active citizens that public engagement ... More


Active Citizenship: What Could it Achieve and How?

Bernard Crick and Andrew Lockyer (eds)

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748638666
eISBN:
9780748671939
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748638666.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This book gathers a group of political actors and academics who believe that a radically more active citizenship is a worthy aim. They spell out how it can be achieved in their particular area of ... More


Addressing the Problem of Performance

Mark T. Buntaine

in Giving Aid Effectively: The Politics of Environmental Performance and Selectivity at Multilateral Development Banks

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780190467456
eISBN:
9780190467470
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190467456.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, Environmental Politics

This chapter presents the principal-agent framework that will serve as the basis for the empirical research in the following chapters. Although a great deal of theoretical development has helped ... More


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