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A New Handbook of Political Science

Robert E. Goodin and Hans-Dieter Klingemann (eds)

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198294719
eISBN:
9780191599361
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198294719.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Reference

Includes contributions from over 40 political scientists from around the world and surveys developments in the discipline over the past 20 years. Discusses each of the main sub‐disciplines: political ... More


American State Building: The Theoretical Challenge

Desmond King and Robert C. Lieberman

in The Unsustainable American State

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780195392135
eISBN:
9780199852543
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195392135.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter intends to draw a suppler, multidimensional picture of the American state's origins, structure, and consequences. The aim of this chapter is to demonstrate the significance of the state ... More


Comparative Politics: An Overview

Peter Mair

in A New Handbook of Political Science

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198294719
eISBN:
9780191599361
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198294719.003.0012
Subject:
Political Science, Reference

Provides an overview of the field of comparative politics, tracing changes from abstraction and generalization to mid‐level analysis caused by changes in methodological techniques. Restriction in ... More


Comparative Politics, Old and New

David E. Apter

in A New Handbook of Political Science

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198294719
eISBN:
9780191599361
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198294719.003.0015
Subject:
Political Science, Reference

Traces the development of intellectual traditions in comparative politics from the ‘old’ to the ‘new’. ‘Old’ comparative politics reflects a focus on institutionalism and ‘new’ comparative politics ... More


Theorizing Feminist Policy

Amy G. Mazur

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199246724
eISBN:
9780191599859
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199246726.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Theorizing Feminist Policy intersects empirical feminist policy analysis with non‐feminist policy studies to define and contribute to the new field of Feminist Comparative Policy. The book first ... More


Introduction: Defining the Problem

Seyyed Vali Reza Nasr

in The Islamic Leviathan: Islam and the making of State Power.

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195144260
eISBN:
9780199833931
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195144260.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Most studies of Islamism have focused on the role of oppositional forces. Increasingly, states are also important Islamist actors. States pursue Islamization not only in reaction to Islamist ... More


Comparing Westminster

R. A. W. Rhodes, John Wanna, and Patrick Weller

in Comparing Westminster

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199563494
eISBN:
9780191722721
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199563494.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, UK Politics

This chapter examines critically the limits of existing approaches to the study of executive government in the literature on comparative politics. It identifies four main schools: the idealized ... More


Comparative Politics: Micro‐Behavioral Perspectives

Russell J. Dalton

in A New Handbook of Political Science

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198294719
eISBN:
9780191599361
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198294719.003.0013
Subject:
Political Science, Reference

Political events and democratization have created emerging questions for the analysis of comparative politics. This provides opportunities to test the role of political culture, voting preferences, ... More


Introduction: Abortion, Women's Movements, and Democratic Politics

Dorothy McBride Stetson

in Abortion Politics, Women's Movements, and the Democratic State: A Comparative Study of State Feminism

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199242665
eISBN:
9780191600258
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199242666.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

The introduction describes in full the comparative politics research design developed by the Research Network on Gender Politics and the State and used to study the role of women's policy agencies as ... More


Introduction

William M. Lafferty and James Meadowcroft

in Implementing Sustainable Development: Strategies and Initiatives in High Consumption Societies

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199242016
eISBN:
9780191599736
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199242011.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

Establishes the conceptual and methodological framework for the study of government efforts to implement sustainable development in the industrialized countries. It examines the emergence of ... More


Constitutional Design and Problems of Implementation in Southern and Eastern Europe

Leonardo Morlino

in Democratic Consolidation in Eastern Europe Volume 1: Institutional Engineering

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199244089
eISBN:
9780191600364
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199244081.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

In this chapter, Leonardo Morlino presents an analytical framework for studying the implementation of constitutional norms. The aim of the first section is to isolate the guiding concepts for ... More


Vincent Wright 1937–1999

Jack Hayward and Sudhir Hazareesingh

in Proceedings of the British Academy, Volume 115 Biographical Memoirs of Fellows, I

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780197262788
eISBN:
9780191754210
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197262788.003.0022
Subject:
History, Historiography

Vincent Wright, a towering figure in political science, was elected Fellow of the British Academy in 1995. He had specialised in the history of French public administration and, on moving to Oxford ... More


Losers' Consent: Elections and Democratic Legitimacy

Christopher J. Anderson, André Blais, Shaun Bowler, Todd Donovan, and Ola Listhaug

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780199276387
eISBN:
9780191602719
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199276382.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Democratic elections are designed to create unequal outcomes—for some to win, others have to lose. This book examines the consequences of this inequality for the legitimacy of democratic political ... More


Introduction

Jeffrey Kahn

in Federalism, Democratization, and the Rule of Law in Russia

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199246991
eISBN:
9780191599606
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199246998.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Russian Politics

Presents an overview of the book's main themes: the variety of federal approaches, the risks of conceptual confusion and path‐dependency from previous state systems, the influence of regional ... More


The Gendered Effects of Electoral Institutions: Political Engagement and Participation

Miki Caul Kittilson and Leslie A. Schwindt-Bayer

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199608607
eISBN:
9780191745799
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199608607.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, Political Theory

In most countries around the world, women continue to lag behind men in an array of political orientations and activities. Understanding why this is the case and why some countries have been more ... More


Conclusion: Graceful Losers and the Democratic Bargain

Christopher J. Anderson, André Blais, Shaun Bowler, Todd Donovan, and Ola Listhaug

in Losers' Consent: Elections and Democratic Legitimacy

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780199276387
eISBN:
9780191602719
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199276382.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Summarizes the arguments made in the book about the impact of election outcomes on people’s attitudes about government and reviews the evidence assembled in the empirical chapters. Specifically, it ... More


Concluding Perspectives

William M. Lafferty and James Meadowcroft

in Implementing Sustainable Development: Strategies and Initiatives in High Consumption Societies

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199242016
eISBN:
9780191599736
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199242011.003.0013
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

Draws general conclusions from the study of the ten governmental reactions to sustainable development. It explores explanations for the different patterns of engagement displayed by the governments. ... More


Patterns of Governmental Engagement

William M. Lafferty and James Meadowcroft

in Implementing Sustainable Development: Strategies and Initiatives in High Consumption Societies

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199242016
eISBN:
9780191599736
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199242011.003.0012
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

This chapter sets the studies of the engagement of ten governments with sustainable development in comparative perspective. It analyses developments under a number of headings, including interpreting ... More


Knowledge Regimes and Comparative Political Economy *

John L. Campbell and Ove K. Pederson

in Ideas and Politics in Social Science Research

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199736430
eISBN:
9780199866106
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199736430.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter draws on comparative political economy to explore the comparative politics of expertise. Comparative political economy in the 1970s and 1980s was largely about variation in the ... More


Democratic Drift

Matthew Flinders

in Democratic Drift: Majoritarian Modification and Democratic Anomie in the United Kingdom

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199271597
eISBN:
9780191709234
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199271597.003.0016
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, UK Politics

At the end of the first decade of the twenty‐first century democracy in the United Kingdom is drifting. No political party seems able to articulate what constitutional reform is for anymore and in ... More


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