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Political Engineering: Consociationalism, Centripetalism, and Communalism

Benjamin Reilly

in Democracy and Diversity: Political Engineering in the Asia-Pacific

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780199286874
eISBN:
9780191713156
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199286874.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

This chapter begins by looking briefly at some of the overarching theoretical issues confronting the field of institutional design and the rival approaches to political engineering on which they are ... More


Federal Constitutionalism I: Options for Federal Design

Wayne Norman

in Negotiating Nationalism: Nation-Building, Federalism, and Secession in the Multinational State

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780198293354
eISBN:
9780191604126
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198293356.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter considers the basic options for the design of a democratic federation. These include how to determine the boundaries of federal provinces, how to divide legislative and administrative ... More


On Accountability and Institutional Design

Laurence Whitehead

in Democratization: Theory and Experience

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199253289
eISBN:
9780191600326
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199253285.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

Considers the theory and practices of ‘accountability’ that are associated with liberal constitutionalism, democracy, and especially contemporary democratization. Once again, it adopts a broad ... More


A Federalist Theory of Secession

Wayne Norman

in Negotiating Nationalism: Nation-Building, Federalism, and Secession in the Multinational State

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780198293354
eISBN:
9780191604126
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198293356.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Preventing secession is the central design challenge in a multinational federation. This chapter considers how a well-designed legal secession procedure in a federal constitution could be attractive ... More


Federal Constitutionalism II: Evaluating and Justifying Options for Federal Design

Wayne Norman

in Negotiating Nationalism: Nation-Building, Federalism, and Secession in the Multinational State

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780198293354
eISBN:
9780191604126
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198293356.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter examines the principles that liberal democrats, including liberal nationalists, should use when choosing between the constitutional and federal options discussed in the preceding ... More


Mechanisms of Democracy: Institutional Design Writ Small

Adrian Vermeule

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195333466
eISBN:
9780199855384
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195333466.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

What institutional arrangements should a well-functioning constitutional democracy have? Most of the relevant literatures in law, political science, political theory, and economics address this ... More


Negotiating Nationalism: Nation-Building, Federalism, and Secession in the Multinational State

Wayne Norman

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780198293354
eISBN:
9780191604126
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198293356.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This book addresses some of the special challenges that arise when two or more national communities share the same (multinational) state. As a work in normative political philosophy, its principal ... More


Democracy and Rights

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:
10.1093/0198292937.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Arguments are developed here that allow us to rank the relevant disparate options. This ranking involves two main steps: (1) putting option (a) ahead of option (b) – that is, putting (a) policies and ... More


Democracy Beyond Borders: Justice and Representation in Global Institutions

Andrew Kuper

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
November 2004
ISBN:
9780199274901
eISBN:
9780191601552
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199274908.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Global organizations are exercising unprecedented power–from the hallowed halls of the UN to the closed boardrooms of multinational corporations. Yet their leaders are often scandalously ... More


Predicting Party Sizes: The Logic of Simple Electoral Systems

Rein Taagepera

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199287741
eISBN:
9780191713408
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199287741.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

For a given electoral system, what average number and size distribution of parties can we expect? This book makes specific predictions that agree with world averages. The basic factors are assembly ... More


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