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Freedom of Political Association and the Question of Party Closures

Eva Brems

in Political Rights Under Stress in 21st Century Europe

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199296033
eISBN:
9780191700736
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199296033.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

The term ‘party closure’ refers to the prohibition or forced dissolution of a political party by a government authority. This issue is examined in the present chapter from the perspective of ... More


Sovereignty and Freedom

Susan James

in Spinoza on Philosophy, Religion, and Politics: The Theologico-Political Treatise

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199698127
eISBN:
9780191740558
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199698127.003.0013
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Political Philosophy

Along with many other Dutch republican writers, Spinoza holds that the sovereign must control sacred as well as civil matters, although in doing so he challenges the Dutch Reformed Church. Drawing on ... More


Silence and Institutional Prejudice

Miranda Fricker

in Out from the Shadows: Analytical Feminist Contributions to Traditional Philosophy

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199855469
eISBN:
9780199932788
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199855469.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy

When someone speaks but is not heard because of their accent, or their sex, or the color of their skin, they suffer a distinctive form of injustice—they are undermined as a knower. This kind of ... More


“This is What Democracy Looks Like”: Protests as Democratic Imaginary

Michaele L. Ferguson

in Sharing Democracy

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199921584
eISBN:
9780199980413
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199921584.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory, American Politics

This chapter argues that it would be insufficient for theorists to adopt the view that commonality is the product of human activity. Democratic theory requires shifting from an orientation to ... More


Sharing Democracy

Michaele L. Ferguson

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199921584
eISBN:
9780199980413
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199921584.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory, American Politics

It is frequently assumed that the “people” must have something in common, or else democracy will fail. This assumption that democracy requires commonality – such as a shared nationality, a common ... More


Aristocracy about 1760: Theory and Practice

R. R. Palmer

in The Age of the Democratic Revolution: A Political History of Europe and America, 1760-1800

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691161280
eISBN:
9781400850228
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691161280.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter considers the prevailing notion in the eighteenth century that nobility was a necessary bulwark of political freedom. Whether in the interest of a more open nobility or of a more closed ... More


What Is Freedom?

Sharon R. Krause

in Freedom Beyond Sovereignty: Reconstructing Liberal Individualism

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780226234694
eISBN:
9780226234724
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226234724.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

If agency is the affirmation of one’s subjective existence through concrete action in the world, political freedom is the set of interpersonal conditions that make this affirming action possible. To ... More


Constitutionally Interpreting the FSM Controversy

Robert Post

in The Free Speech Movement: Reflections on Berkeley in the 1960s

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520222212
eISBN:
9780520928619
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520222212.003.0021
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter offers an interpretation of the Free Speech Movement (FSM) in the context of the U.S. constitution. It explains that the regulations of the University of California, Berkeley, did not ... More


Modernization and Its Political Consequences: Weber, Mannheim, and Schumpeter

Hans Blokland

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300110814
eISBN:
9780300134827
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300110814.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

People's capacity to give meaning and direction to social life is an essential dimension of political freedom. Yet many citizens of Western democracies believe that this freedom has become quite ... More


Plural Freedom

Sharon R. Krause

in Freedom Beyond Sovereignty: Reconstructing Liberal Individualism

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780226234694
eISBN:
9780226234724
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226234724.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

Most theories of freedom today are alike in being monist rather than pluralist in character. A pluralist view would recognize multiple forms of freedom that operate concurrently in the same domains ... More


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