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Machiavelli

Maurizio Viroli

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198780885
eISBN:
9780191695407
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198780885.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This book presents a critical examination of Machiavelli's thought, and an account of his work with a reassessment of his central ideas and arguments. It challenges the accepted interpretations of ... More


The ages of voluntarism: An introduction

Matthew Hilton and James Mckay

in The Ages of Voluntarism: How we got to the Big Society

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780197264829
eISBN:
9780191754036
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264829.003.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This introductory chapter provides the historical background to the rise of the Big Society, surveying the history of voluntarism over the last century. Politicians and commentators have long ... More


Prostitution and Moral Order *

Lyndal Roper

in The Holy Household: Women and Morals in Reformation Augsburg

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198202806
eISBN:
9780191675522
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198202806.003.0004
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

This chapter discusses the development in prostitution during the Reformation in Augsburg. The major development in prostitution during the Reformation was caused by the closure of city brothels, an ... More


The Case for the Muslim School as a Civil Society Actor

Louis Cristillo

in Educating the Muslims of America

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195375206
eISBN:
9780199852307
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195375206.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter examines the Muslim school outside the conventional frame of curriculum and classroom. It explores how the Muslim school becomes a major actor in a nexus of institutions — the mosque, ... More


The Ages of Voluntarism: How we got to the Big Society

Matthew Hilton and James McKay (eds)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780197264829
eISBN:
9780191754036
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264829.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This book provides the historical background to the rise of the Big Society, surveying the history of voluntarism over the last century. Politicians and commentators have long bemoaned the supposed ... More


Is Impartiality Politics?

Pierre Rosanvallon

in Democratic Legitimacy: Impartiality, Reflexivity, Proximity

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691149486
eISBN:
9781400838745
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691149486.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter examines conceptions of impartiality and looks at how impartiality itself is approached in a political context. In doing so the chapter asks if the shift from positive to negative ... More


Introduction

Megan Smitley

in The Feminine Public Sphere: Middle-Class Women in Civic Life in Scotland, C.1870–1914

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719079665
eISBN:
9781781703069
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719079665.003.0001
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter emphasizes the feminine public sphere. The notion of the feminine public sphere is based on the active participation of women in the formation of a middle-class identity, which was ... More


Who Prays for Athens? Religion in Civic Life

Robert Parker

in Polytheism and Society at Athens

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199216116
eISBN:
9780191705847
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199216116.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter examines some particular aspects of public religion in ancient Athens, focusing on religious decision-making and authority, the power and influence of priests and priestesses, ... More


What Jazz Does

Gregory Clark

in Civic Jazz: American Music and Kenneth Burke on the Art of Getting Along

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780226218182
eISBN:
9780226218359
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226218359.003.0005
Subject:
Music, Philosophy of Music

This chapter examines jazz as what Kenneth Burke called a “democratic situation” in which individuals who are more or less equal and more or less free must connect with and separate from each other ... More


The Civic and Political Impacts of Discursive Participation

in Talking Together: Public Deliberation and Political Participation in America

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226389868
eISBN:
9780226389899
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226389899.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

What impact, if any, do public talk and deliberation have on subsequent civic and political behavior? Deliberation and other forms of public talking have been persistently downgraded as “just talk,” ... More


Is Wake Different?

Toby L. Parcel and Andrew J. Taylor

in End of Consensus: Diversity, Neighborhoods, and the Politics of Public School Assignments

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781469622545
eISBN:
9781469622569
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469622545.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter sets the case of Wake County into a broader national perspective by comparing it with a number of other urban and suburban jurisdictions. Particular attention is paid to understanding ... More


Making sense of localism

Jane Wills

in Locating Localism: Statecraft, Citizenship and Democracy

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781447323037
eISBN:
9781447323051
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447323037.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter introduces the idea of localism. It then locates localism as a new form of statecraft in relation to the recent history of the British state. While localism is about engaging people in ... More


Citizenship, Creativity, and the Democratic Imagination

in Citizen Speak: The Democratic Imagination in American Life

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226660790
eISBN:
9780226660783
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226660783.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter begins with a discussion of citizenship in the United States. It proposes that we fabricate a democratic imagination from our experiences in civic life, along with those in other domains ... More


Do We Need a Public Sociology?: It Depends on What You Mean by Sociology

Lynn Smith-Lovin

in Public Sociology: Fifteen Eminent Sociologists Debate Politics and the Profession in the Twenty-first Century

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520251373
eISBN:
9780520940758
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520251373.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Comparative and Historical Sociology

This chapter expresses concern that public sociology will undermine the core task of professional sociology, that of cumulating knowledge for its own sake. While it has no objection to urging ... More


Spirals of Perpetual Potential: How Empowerment Projects’ Noble Missions Tangle in Everyday Interaction

Nina Eliasoph

in Democratizing Inequalities: Dilemmas of the New Public Participation

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479847273
eISBN:
9781479800223
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479847273.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter explores previously hidden consequences of the transformation of volunteering and civic life in the empowerment projects during the last twenty years. In contrast to hierarchical social ... More


Race, Dialogue, and the Practice of Community Life

in Talking about Race: Community Dialogues and the Politics of Difference

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226869063
eISBN:
9780226869087
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226869087.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Since the early 1990s, more than 400 cities across the United States, and many cities throughout the world, have implemented programs such as intergroup dialogues in which diverse groups of ... More


Popular Democracy in Japan: How Gender and Community Are Changing Modern Electoral Politics

Sherry L. Martin

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449178
eISBN:
9780801460821
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449178.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Asian Politics

This book examines a puzzle in Japanese politics: Why do Japanese women turn out to vote at rates higher than men? On the basis of in-depth fieldwork in various parts of the country, the book argues ... More


Religion and Progressive Activism—Introducing and Mapping the Field

Todd Nicholas Fuist, Ruth Braunstein, and Rhys H. Williams

in Religion and Progressive Activism: New Stories About Faith and Politics

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781479854769
eISBN:
9781479834457
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479854769.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter introduces readers to the often-overlooked field of progressive religious activism in the United States, and maps its contours. First, it traces the history and continued relevance of ... More


The organisations

Megan Smitley

in The Feminine Public Sphere: Middle-Class Women in Civic Life in Scotland, C.1870–1914

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719079665
eISBN:
9781781703069
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719079665.003.0002
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter revolves around the core context of female public sphere. Female associationalism was the starting point for many middle-class women's public lives. Reforming organisations such as ... More


‘The Lusty Sports of “Caledonia, Stern and Wild”’: Caledonian Games in New Zealand*

Tanja Bueltmann

in Scottish Ethnicity and the Making of New Zealand Society, 1850-1930

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748641550
eISBN:
9780748653553
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748641550.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Scottish Studies

At the outset, Caledonian Games were ‘purely Scottish sports’ indeed, athletic feats being merged with the familiar tunes and dances ‘dear to the heart of Scotchmen’. First held in Scotland at St ... More


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