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A Psychological Advantage for the Status Quo

Scott Eidelman and Christian S. Crandall

in Social and Psychological Bases of Ideology and System Justification

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195320916
eISBN:
9780199869541
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195320916.003.004
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter discusses a host of psychological phenomena and their supporting mechanisms that favor status quo maintenance. These phenomena are placed into two loose clusters: those that describe ... More


Critical Republicanism, Secularism, and Impartiality

Cécile Laborde

in Critical Republicanism: The Hijab Controversy and Political Philosophy

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199550210
eISBN:
9780191720857
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199550210.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, European Union, Political Theory

Chapter 4 takes both official republicans and their critics to task for their inadequate account of the relationship between ideal norms and social facts and for their inability to deploy normative ... More


Assessing the Statist Ideal

Laura Valentini

in Justice in a Globalized World: A Normative Framework

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199593859
eISBN:
9780191731457
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199593859.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter discusses the complaint that the statist ideal is excessively biased in favour of the status quo and argues that this critique is only partly successful. While the statists’ (especially ... More


The Political Economy of Labour Market Institutions

Gilles Saint-Paul

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198293323
eISBN:
9780191596841
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198293321.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics

Most economists think that unemployment is high in Europe because of rigid labour market institutions such as minimum wages, unemployment benefits, and employment protection. The book develops a ... More


The Constituency Effect

Gilles Saint‐Paul

in The Political Economy of Labour Market Institutions

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198293323
eISBN:
9780191596841
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198293321.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics

This chapter discusses the constituency effect. By this, it is meant that when a labour market institution is in place, it creates its own political support. This in turn generates status‐quo bias ... More


Justifying Statism: A Methodological Critique

Laura Valentini

in Justice in a Globalized World: A Normative Framework

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199593859
eISBN:
9780191731457
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199593859.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter identifies and discusses the methodological flaws that make statism excessively subservient to the status quo. It focuses on three methodological commitments on the basis of which ... More


Belief in a Just World, Perceived Fairness, and Justification of the Status Quo

Carolyn L. Hafer and Becky L. Choma

in Social and Psychological Bases of Ideology and System Justification

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195320916
eISBN:
9780199869541
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195320916.003.005
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter focuses primarily on the system justifying properties of a belief in a just world (BJW); that is, a belief that people get what they deserve. The chapter presents a review of research on ... More


Theorizing About Conservative Ideology

Michael Freeden

in Ideologies and Political Theory: A Conceptual Approach

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198294146
eISBN:
9780191599323
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019829414X.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Both conservatism and liberalism have, on one dimension, been accorded similar treatment by some of the salient schools of ideological analysis, in that they have been denied the status of a fully ... More


Rule Preference

Ekkehart Schlicht

in On Custom in the Economy

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198292241
eISBN:
9780191596865
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198292244.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics, History of Economic Thought

Rules are cognitive entities that carry behavioural consequences. Phenomena of commitment, obedience, status quo preference, and reciprocity are brought about by rule preference, viz. the desire of ... More


Privileged Partners: The Atlantic Relationship at the End of the Bush Regime

Charles S. Maier

in Just Another Major Crisis?: The United States and Europe since 2000

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199552030
eISBN:
9780191720291
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199552030.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics, European Union

This chapter reminds us that we are still discussing an unfinished period. While one can make the argument for a disrupted relationship between the United States and Europe, “the rupture has been ... More


Political Ideology in the 21st Century: A Terror Management Perspective on Maintenance and Change of the Status Quo

Jacqueline M. Anson, Tom Pyszczynski, Sheldon Solomon, and Jeff Greenberg

in Social and Psychological Bases of Ideology and System Justification

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195320916
eISBN:
9780199869541
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195320916.003.009
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter uses terror management theory to explore the psychological functions of political ideology and factors that produce stability and change in ideologically relevant attitudes and ... More


Submajority Voting Rules: Forcing Accountability

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/9780195333466.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

Legal and political theories have focused on supermajority rules, which require a fraction of votes greater than 1/2+1 to change the status quo, and thus empower a minority to block change. This ... More


The Politics of Ownership: State, Governance, and the Status Quo in the Church of the Anastasis (Holy Sepulchre)

Glenn Bowman

in Choreographies of Shared Sacred Sites: Religion, Politics, and Conflict Resolution

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231169943
eISBN:
9780231538060
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231169943.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

This chapter focuses on the Holy Sepulchre or Church of the Anastasis, the “mother church” of Christianity, in an attempt to shift the analytic logic away from the identities of communities that ... More


Assessing and Predicting Risk of Violence: Empirically Based Methods

Gary L. Bowen

in The School Practitioner's Concise Companion to Preventing Violence and Conflict

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195370706
eISBN:
9780199893515
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195370706.003.0003
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families

This chapter addresses strategies for assessing and predicting the risk of school violence. The review is framed by a seven-step planning strategy: results-focused planning (RFP). Working with ... More


Concluding Summary and Some Global Observations

Nachman Ben-Yehuda

in Theocratic Democracy: The Social Construction of Religious and Secular Extremism

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199734863
eISBN:
9780199895090
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199734863.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This concluding chapter frames Haredi deviant and unconventional behavior within symbolic processes of social change and social stability. The most prominent media reported Haredi infraction is ... More


A qualified defense of status quo bias

Ian MacMullen

in Civics Beyond Critics: Character Education in a Liberal Democracy

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780198733614
eISBN:
9780191797996
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198733614.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter argues that status quo biases in civic education can be and often are justified. The chapter begins by acknowledging the considerable force of two objections to such biases: the ... More


Bias and Democracy

John O. McGinnis

in Accelerating Democracy: Transforming Governance Through Technology

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691151021
eISBN:
9781400845453
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691151021.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

This chapter surveys the many kinds of political bias. These include special interest bias, “knowledge falsification” by the majority, innate majoritarian bias, status quo bias, cultural cognition ... More


The Ayodhya Dispute: Law’s Imagination and the Functions of the Status Quo

Deepak Mehta

in Wording the World: Veena Das and Scenes of Inheritance

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780823261857
eISBN:
9780823268900
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823261857.003.0015
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter analyses the Babri Masjid-Ramjanmabhumi controversy by focusing on the legal and administrative literature through which the Ayodhya dispute acquires a life in law. The law in relation ... More


To the Rotunda

Raymond Cohen

in Saving the Holy Sepulchre: How Rival Christians Came Together to Rescue Their Holiest Shrine

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195189667
eISBN:
9780199851645
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195189667.003.0013
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter discusses the restoration of the rotunda of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. The planning for the restoration started on May 28, 1969 and the principal architects were confronted with a ... More


Trouvelot’s Choice

Raymond Cohen

in Saving the Holy Sepulchre: How Rival Christians Came Together to Rescue Their Holiest Shrine

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195189667
eISBN:
9780199851645
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195189667.003.0015
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter examines how historical antagonists managed to overcome their profound differences in order to complete the restoration of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. Some of the obstacles to the ... More


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