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Political Institutions and Welfare State Restructuring: The Impact of Institutions on Social Policy Change in Developed Democracies

Duane Swank

in The New Politics of the Welfare State

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198297567
eISBN:
9780191600104
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198297564.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

The first of three chapters on the implications of electoral politics and the design of political institutions for welfare state adjustment. Swank first provides an overview of two key domestic and ... More


The Economic Performance of Governments

Ian McAllister

in Critical Citizens: Global Support for Democratic Government

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198295686
eISBN:
9780191600043
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198295685.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

A major conclusion of this book is that there are few consistent trends in popular support for the political community but there is high and perhaps even growing support for democratic values and ... More


Democratic Institutions

Rex Martin

in A System of Rights

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198292937
eISBN:
9780191599811
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198292937.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

It was argued earlier that active civil rights require agencies to formulate, maintain, and harmonize them; the question arises then, whether there are any kinds of governmental agencies that would ... More


The Democratic Culture of Unified Germany

Dieter Fuchs

in Critical Citizens: Global Support for Democratic Government

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198295686
eISBN:
9780191600043
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198295685.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Taking the example of unified Germany, this chapter examines how a democratic culture can develop among people who have lived for decades in an autocratic state. The first section outlines the ... More


Access Points: An Institutional Theory of Policy Bias and Policy Complexity

Sean D. Ehrlich

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199737536
eISBN:
9780199918645
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199737536.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Access Points develops a new theory about how democratic institutions influence policy outcomes. Access Point Theory argues that the more points of access that institutions provide to ... More


Hungary: Understanding Western Messages

László Valki

in Democratic Consolidation in Eastern Europe Volume 2: International and Transnational Factors

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199244096
eISBN:
9780191600371
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019924409X.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

Describes the Western influence on the democratic consolidation in Hungary in the 1980s and the 90s, focusing primarily on problems and conflicts, yet pointing out the historically unprecedented task ... More


Conclusions: The Growth of Critical Citizens and Its Consequences

Pippa Norris

in Critical Citizens: Global Support for Democratic Government

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198295686
eISBN:
9780191600043
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198295685.003.0013
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This concluding chapter considers four common claims that are made concerning the consequences of any erosion of confidence in the institutions of representative democracy and. the growth of critical ... More


International Peacebuilding through Democracy and Rule of Law Promotion: From the Cold War's End to the Peacebuilding Commission

Richard J. Ponzio

in Democratic Peacebuilding: Aiding Afghanistan and other Fragile States

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199594955
eISBN:
9780191725562
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199594955.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, Political Theory

The origins and evolution of international peacebuilding in international politics are explored in Chapter 2. By citing relevant theoretical arguments and empirical data from ten peacebuilding ... More


Putting Candor First: Plebiscitarianism and the Politics of Candor

Jeffrey Green

in The Eyes of the People: Democracy in an Age of Spectatorship

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195372649
eISBN:
9780199871711
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195372649.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter demonstrates how a plebiscitarian commitment to a politics of candor shapes a distinctive approach to reforming democratic institutions. Sections 6.2 through 6.5 explore the consequences ... More


A System of Rights

Rex Martin

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198292937
eISBN:
9780191599811
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198292937.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

The justification of political authority (the authority of the state) is one of the long‐standing issues of political philosophy, and one that persistently defies satisfactory solution. This book ... More


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