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Against the Masses: Varieties of Anti-Democratic Thought Since the French Revolution

Joseph V. Femia

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198280637
eISBN:
9780191599231
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198280637.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Given the almost universal assumption that democracy is a ‘good thing’, the goal of mankind, it is easy to forget that ‘rule by the people’ has been vehemently opposed by some of the most ... More


Throwing a Veil Over Equality: Equality and Hypocrisy in the Revolutionary Era

Jon Elster

in The Egalitarian Conscience: Essays in Honour of G. A. Cohen

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2006
ISBN:
9780199281688
eISBN:
9780191603747
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199281688.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This essay considers how the American and French revolutionaries, famous defenders of the ideal of equality, contrived to evade the implications of that ideal when it came to slaves or workers. It ... More


A Paradise of Reason: William Bentley and Enlightenment Christianity in the Early Republic

J. Rixey Ruffin

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195326512
eISBN:
9780199870417
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195326512.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

William Bentley was a Congregationalist pastor in Salem, Massachusetts, during the first few decades of independence. He was also a figure quite unlike anyone else in all of America. In talent, ... More


Thinking About Nuclear Weapons: Principles, Problems, Prospects

Michael Quinlan

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199563944
eISBN:
9780191721274
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199563944.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This book reflects the author's experience across more than forty years in assessing and helping to shape policy about nuclear weapons, mostly at senior levels close to the centre both of British ... More


The Secularization of Political Economy

James Halteman and Edd Noell

in Reckoning with Markets: The Role of Moral Reflection in Economics

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199763702
eISBN:
9780199932252
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199763702.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

Following Adam Smith’s vision of a self-regulating moral economy the focus turned toward these self-regulating features and away from moral concerns. The chapter traces the development of the ... More


Fragmented France: Two Centuries of Disputed Identity

Jack Hayward

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780199216314
eISBN:
9780191712265
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199216314.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

For centuries, France has struggled to impose unity upon its diverse components. Its leaders have defined its identity by opposition to the ‘Anglo-Saxons’: first England, then Britain and the USA. ... More


The Naxalites and their Ideology

Rabindra Ray

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198077381
eISBN:
9780199081011
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198077381.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

The Naxalite beginnings are by now history, and not a little nostalgia tinges the memory of these dreaded events. The leaders, the organizers, the spine, and the continuity of the movement are the ... More


Adversaries on the Left: Revolutionary Rhetoric and Reformist Realities

Jack Hayward

in Fragmented France: Two Centuries of Disputed Identity

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780199216314
eISBN:
9780191712265
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199216314.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

Weak party and trade union organizations have been fragmented by fascination with revolutionary rhetoric despite recourse in practice to reformism. Following a contrast between anarchist outsiders ... More


Versailles and Social Justice, 1919

Ian Clark

in International Legitimacy and World Society

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780199297009
eISBN:
9780191711428
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199297009.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Perhaps the least discussed aspect of the 1919 settlement is its provisions on social justice, and yet an entire section of the Versailles Treaty and an article of the League Covenant were devoted to ... More


The Heritage

Rabindra Ray

in The Naxalites and their Ideology

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198077381
eISBN:
9780199081011
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198077381.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter argues that the meaning the doctrine of the Naxalites appears to have for non-believers is different from what it had for the believers. This is patently indicated by the programme of ... More


Faith in Reading: Religious Publishing and the Birth of Mass Media in America

David Paul Nord

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780195173116
eISBN:
9780199835683
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195173112.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

In the years after 1815, a few visionary entrepreneurs decided the time was right to launch true mass media in America. They believed it was possible through new technology, national organization, ... More


Norms, Rules, and Laws

David Armstrong

in Revolution and World Order: The Revolutionary State in International Society

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198275282
eISBN:
9780191598739
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198275285.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Revolutionary states have challenged international law in several ways. They tend to reject the underlying notion of international law that there is a society of states as well as the emphasis on ... More


The Revolutionary Process

Vladimir Mau and Irina Starodubrovskaya

in The Challenge of Revolution: Contemporary Russia in Historical Perspective

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199241507
eISBN:
9780191599835
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199241503.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter analyses the English Civil War, the French Revolution, and the Bolshevik Revolution to throw light on the theoretical factors relating to their social and political dynamics in effecting ... More


The Business of Women: Female Enterprise and Urban Development in Northern England 1760-1830

Hannah Barker

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199299713
eISBN:
9780191714955
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199299713.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This book argues that businesswomen were central to urban society and to the operation and development of commerce in the late 18th and early 19th centuries. It presents a rich and complicated ... More


Milton's History of Britain: Republican Historiography in the English Revolution

Nicholas von Maltzahn

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198128977
eISBN:
9780191671753
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198128977.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Milton Studies

Censored and incomplete, Milton's History of Britain stands as a broken monument to the controversies of the 17th century, as well as to the political and religious ambitions of Milton himself. This ... More


The Founding Fathers and the Debate over Religion in Revolutionary America: A History in Documents

Matthew Harris and Thomas Kidd (eds)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780195326499
eISBN:
9780199918188
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195326499.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Whether America was founded as a Christian nation or as a secular republic is one of the most fiercely debated questions in American history. This book offers an examination of the essential ... More


Inside the Castle: Law and the Family in 20th Century America

Joanna L. Grossman and Lawrence M. Friedman

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691149820
eISBN:
9781400839773
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691149820.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Family Law

This book is a comprehensive social history of twentieth-century family law in the United States. The book shows how vast, oceanic changes in society have reshaped and reconstituted the American ... More


The Importance of Being Civil: The Struggle for Political Decency

John A. Hall

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691153261
eISBN:
9781400847495
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691153261.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Civility is desirable and possible, but can this fragile ideal be guaranteed? This book offers the most comprehensive look at the nature and advantages of civility throughout history and in our world ... More


Epilogue

Achsah Guibbory

in Christian Identity, Jews, and Israel in 17th-Century England

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199557165
eISBN:
9780191595004
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199557165.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

This Epilogue briefly summarizes the complex, contradictory attitudes toward Jews, Judaism, and the Hebrew Bible, which was a tool of both the powerful and the powerless and whose narratives proved ... More


The Roman Market Economy

Peter Temin

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691147680
eISBN:
9781400845422
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691147680.001.0001
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

The quality of life for ordinary Roman citizens at the height of the Roman Empire probably was better than that of any other large group of people living before the Industrial Revolution. This book ... More


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