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Social Mobility in Europe between 1970 and 2000

Richard Breen and Ruud Luijkx

in Social Mobility in Europe

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
November 2004
ISBN:
9780199258451
eISBN:
9780191601491
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199258457.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

Presents the results of the comparative analyses of absolute mobility and social fluidity in 11 European countries covering the period 1970 to 2000. Findings are presented separately for men and for ... More


The Political Regime

Pippa Norris

in Political Representation and Legitimacy in the European Union

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198296614
eISBN:
9780191600227
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198296614.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

This chapter is the third of four on the question of legitimacy in the EU, and deals with the political institutions of the EU and its policy processes. The first section elaborates on these aspects ... More


Politics and the Complex Inequalities of Gender

Susan Moller Okin

in Pluralism, Justice, and Equality

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198280088
eISBN:
9780191599927
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198280084.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Susan Moller Okin, drawing on a wide range of cross‐national data on politics and gender, examines the representation of women in political life in contemporary liberal democracies. She argues that ... More


Party Government, Patronage, and Party Decline in Western Europe

Jean Blondel

in Political Parties: Old Concepts and New Challenges

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199246748
eISBN:
9780191599385
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199246742.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Blondel approaches the question of party decline by asking to what extent it is a product of semi‐legal or illegal practices adopted by parties. At first glance it seems that the answer should be ... More


Cross-National Public Opinion about Homosexuality: Examining Attitudes across the Globe

Amy Adamczyk

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780520288751
eISBN:
9780520963597
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520288751.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gay and Lesbian Studies

Across the world, public opinion about homosexuality varies substantially. While residents in some nations have embraced gay rights as human rights, in other countries, very few people find ... More


Mythical and Real Patterns in Poverty

David Brady

in Rich Democracies, Poor People: How Politics Explain Poverty

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195385878
eISBN:
9780199870066
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195385878.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter investigates the patterns in poverty between and within the eighteen affluent democracies since the late 1960s. By carefully scrutinizing these patterns, the chapter provides insight ... More


Distinctions and Convergences: A Brief History of Race and Education in the United States and South Africa

Prudence L. Carter

in Stubborn Roots: Race, Culture, and Inequality in U.S. and South African Schools

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199899630
eISBN:
9780199951147
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199899630.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Education, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter offers a brief social history of the development of racial inequality, as well as an overview of how school desegregation emerged in the United States and South Africa. It argues that ... More


Residential Care of Children: Comparative Perspectives

Mark E. Courtney and Dorota Iwaniec (eds)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195309188
eISBN:
9780199863907
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195309188.001.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families

This book fills major gaps in knowledge about residential care of children, and is sure to inform ongoing debates within and between nations about the appropriate use of such institutions. Each “case ... More


Joined-Up Government in the West beyond Britain: A Provisional Assessment

Perri Six

in Joined-Up Government

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263334
eISBN:
9780191734564
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263334.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

In many western countries, politicians and senior civil servants are working on the improvement of the coordination and integration of the activities of many government departments and agencies. This ... More


Actors and Institutional Channels: Emergence of a Cross-National Modernizing Network

Marie-Laure Djelic

in Exporting the American Model: The Post-War Transformation of European Business

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198293170
eISBN:
9780191684968
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198293170.003.0005
Subject:
Business and Management, Political Economy, Corporate Governance and Accountability

This chapter discusses the key players and institutional channels that influenced the emergence of a cross-national modernizing network that ... More


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