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International Business and Democracy

Richard Youngs

in International Democracy and the West: The Roles of Governments, Civil Society, and Multinational Business

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780199274468
eISBN:
9780191602030
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199274460.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

This chapter examines the evolving positions and actions of multinational corporations in relation to democratic norms. The focus on core rights issues under the Corporate Social Responsibility ... More


Democratic Challenges, Democratic Choices: The Erosion of Political Support in Advanced Industrial Democracies

Russell J. Dalton

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199268436
eISBN:
9780191708572
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199268436.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Most democratic citizens today are distrustful of politicians, political parties, and political institutions. Where once democracies expected an allegiant public, citizens now question the very ... More


New Forms of Democracy? Reform and Transformation of Democratic Institutions

Russell J. Dalton, Susan E. Scarrow, and Bruce E. Cain

in Democracy Transformed?: Expanding Political Opportunities in Advanced Industrial Democracies

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780199264995
eISBN:
9780191603259
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199264996.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter introduces this book’s examination of changing political institutions and practices in established democracies that provide citizens with access and participation opportunities. After ... More


Conclusions: Foreign Made Democracy

Jan Zielonka

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.003.0020
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

The concluding chapter identifies a set of variables responsible for the enormous impact of external factors on democratic consolidation in Eastern Europe: (1) the historical legacy, (2) the ... More


Conclusion: Political Parties and Democratic Control in Advanced Industrial Societies

Paul Webb

in Political Parties in Advanced Industrial Democracies

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199240562
eISBN:
9780191600296
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199240566.003.0015
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Starts by presenting a summary of the findings of the national case studies covered in the study of political parties and democratic control in advanced democratic societies. The summary excludes the ... More


Vital Democracy: A Theory of Democracy in Action

Frank Hendriks

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199572786
eISBN:
9780191722370
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199572786.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, Political Theory

Vital Democracy outlines a theory of democracy in action, based on four elementary forms of democracy – pendulum, consensus, voter, and participatory democracy – that are thoroughly ... More


Slovakia: Misreading the Western Message

Ivo Samson

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.003.0014
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

Shows the relative failure of Western pressure aimed at improving the democratic record of successive Slovak governments led by the former Prime Minister Vladimir Mečiar. The chapter points to ... 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


Open and Shut? Democratic Opening vs Regulatory Closure After 2008

Ewald Engelen, Ismail Ertürk, Julie Froud, Sukhdev Johal, Adam Leaver, Michael Moran, Adriana Nilsson, and Karel Williams

in After the Great Complacence: Financial Crisis and the Politics of Reform

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199589081
eISBN:
9780191731150
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199589081.003.0007
Subject:
Business and Management, Finance, Accounting, and Banking, Political Economy

This chapter addresses the question of how the impetus to reform in response to the banking crisis was lost. It argues that democratic reform failed because competing technocratic and political elite ... More


Introduction: Democracy and Institutional Design

Adrian Vermeule

in Mechanisms of Democracy: Institutional Design Writ Small

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195333466
eISBN:
9780199855384
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195333466.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This introductory chapter begins with a discussion of institutional design writ small. It considers the mechanisms of democracy, and proposes mechanisms that advance four core values of democratic ... More


After the Great Complacence: Financial Crisis and the Politics of Reform

Ewald Engelen, Ismail Ertürk, Julie Froud, Sukhdev Johal, Adam Leaver, Mick Moran, Adriana Nilsson, and Karel Williams

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199589081
eISBN:
9780191731150
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199589081.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Finance, Accounting, and Banking, Political Economy

This book addresses two important questions: first, why did financial innovation lead to the crisis in the banking sector that developed in 2007–8; and, second, why the political reform of finance ... More


Testimony Before the Democratic Reform Committee, Jackson, Mississippi, May 22, 1969

Maegan Parker Brooks and Davis W. Houck

in The Speeches of Fannie Lou Hamer: To Tell It Like It Is

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604738223
eISBN:
9781604738230
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604738223.003.0012
Subject:
History, African-American History

Soon after the 1964 Democratic National Convention, an interracial coalition of Mississippi politicians including Pat Derian, Hodding Carter III, and Charles Evers came together to ensure that the ... More


Father State: Socialist Transformation and Gendered Historiography

Charlene E. Makley

in The Violence of Liberation: Gender and Tibetan Buddhist Revival in Post-Mao China

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520250598
eISBN:
9780520940536
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520250598.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter examines in detail the politics of time in national incorporation processes. It tries to understand the “Democratic Reforms” in the Labrang region, and expands the notion of the ... More


Democratic Vistas in the Old Dominion: Organizing for Change among Working Virginians

Michael Dennis

in The New Economy and the Modern South

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813032917
eISBN:
9780813038407
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813032917.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Beyond the political maneuvering in Richmond, some Virginians kept alive the notion that government could play a positive role in resolving complex social problems. That belief was founded on an even ... More


‘You, the People’: Unilateral Intervention to Promote Democracy

Simon Chesterman

in Just War or Just Peace?: Humanitarian Intervention and International Law

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199257997
eISBN:
9780191714023
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199257997.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law, Public International Law

This chapter considers arguments that humanitarian intervention may be justified not as a valid use of force against a sovereign state, but because certain actions by a governing regime may ... More


The Discreet Appeal of Authoritarianism: Political Bargains and Stability of Liberal Authoritarian Regimes in the Middle East

Agnieszka Paczynska

in Contentious Politics in the Middle East: Political Opposition under Authoritarianism

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813034744
eISBN:
9780813039077
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813034744.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This chapter explores how relationships between regimes and opposition groups have augmented the ability of regimes to maneuver successfully through politically challenging times. It also explains ... More


Beyond Basic Human Security: The Role of Religious Institutions in Angola

James Tiburcio

in Religion and Human Security: A Global Perspective

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199827732
eISBN:
9780199950553
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199827732.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Human security comprises the basic welfare, human rights, social desires, and subjective interests of a given population. In the past, a focus on national security has led to the oversight of vast ... More


Reforming Democracy: Institutional Engineering in Western Europe

Camille Bedock

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780198779582
eISBN:
9780191824630
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198779582.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

When, why, and how are democratic institutions reformed? This is the broad question guiding this research, rooted in a context of declining political support in Western Europe. This book deals with ... More


“Everybody Is People”: Bella Abzug and the New Politics of Feminism

Jeffrey Bloodworth

in Losing the Center: The Decline of American Liberalism, 1968–1992

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780813142296
eISBN:
9780813142326
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813142296.003.0009
Subject:
History, Political History

New Politics liberals significantly informed the trajectory and shape of the women's movement. Combining the moralism and activism of the New Politics with the aims of Second Wave Feminism, Bella ... More


Connecting People and Decision Makers

Douglas A. Chalmers

in Reforming Democracies: Six Facts About Politics That Demand a New Agenda

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231162951
eISBN:
9780231531054
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231162951.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

This chapter focuses on one aspect of democratic representation—the links that connect “people” to decision making—and some of the challenges for reform. It considers questions such as whether social ... More


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