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The Rise and Demise of World Communism

The Rise and Demise of World Communism

George W. Breslauer

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
July 2021
ISBN:
9780197579671
eISBN:
9780197579701
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197579671.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Sixteen states came to be ruled by communist parties during the twentieth century. Only five of them remain in power today. This book explores the nature of communist regimes—what they share in ... More

Why Do People Discriminate against Jews?

Why Do People Discriminate against Jews?

Jonathan Fox and Lev Topor

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
July 2021
ISBN:
9780197580349
eISBN:
9780197580387
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197580349.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This book provides a new and innovative approach to answering the age-old question of why people discriminate against Jews. The authors argue that anti-Semitism and discrimination are distinct ... More

The Case for Gay Reparations

The Case for Gay Reparations

Omar G. Encarnación

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780197535660
eISBN:
9780197535691
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197535660.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics, Comparative Politics

This book makes the case for why the United States should embrace gay reparations, or policies intended to make amends for a history of discrimination, stigmatization, and violence against the LGBT ... More

Conservative Party-Building in Latin AmericaAuthoritarian Inheritance and Counterrevolutionary Struggle

Conservative Party-Building in Latin America: Authoritarian Inheritance and Counterrevolutionary Struggle

James Loxton

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
June 2021
ISBN:
9780197537527
eISBN:
9780197537558
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197537527.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Where do strong conservative parties come from? While there is a growing scholarly awareness about the importance of such parties for democratic stability, much less is known about their origins. In ... More

Voice and InequalityPoverty and Political Participation in Latin American Democracies

Voice and Inequality: Poverty and Political Participation in Latin American Democracies

Carew Boulding and Claudio A. Holzner

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
June 2021
ISBN:
9780197542149
eISBN:
9780197542170
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197542149.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

How do poor people in Latin America participate in politics? What explains the variation in the patterns of voting, protesting, and contacting government for the region’s poorest citizens? Why are ... More

Arbitrary StatesSocial Control and Modern Authoritarianism in Museveni's Uganda

Arbitrary States: Social Control and Modern Authoritarianism in Museveni's Uganda

Rebecca Tapscott

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
June 2021
ISBN:
9780198856474
eISBN:
9780191889745
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198856474.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

In recent years, scholars of authoritarianism have noted a trend in which institutions designed to check arbitrary power have been hollowed out to facilitate its exercise. As they grapple with how to ... More

Intelligence as Democratic StatecraftPatterns of Civil-Intelligence Relations Across the Five Eyes Security Community - the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand

Intelligence as Democratic Statecraft: Patterns of Civil-Intelligence Relations Across the Five Eyes Security Community - the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand

Christian Leuprecht and Hayley McNorton

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
July 2021
ISBN:
9780192893949
eISBN:
9780191915123
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780192893949.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, International Relations and Politics

Democracy needs to be defended, and intelligence is the first line of defence. However, the liberal-democratic norm of limited state intervention in the lives of citizens means that security and ... More

Religious Parties and the Politics of Civil Liberties

Religious Parties and the Politics of Civil Liberties

Vineeta Yadav

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
April 2021
ISBN:
9780197545362
eISBN:
9780197545393
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197545362.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Religious parties are increasingly common in all parts of the world. Their rise in Muslim-majority countries has been particularly prominent, as they increasingly participate in elections, win ... More

Party Personnel StrategiesElectoral Systems and Parliamentary Committee Assignments

Party Personnel Strategies: Electoral Systems and Parliamentary Committee Assignments

Matthew S Shugart, Matthew E Bergman, Cory L. Struthers, Ellis S Krauss, and Robert J Pekkanen

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
July 2021
ISBN:
9780192897053
eISBN:
9780191919718
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780192897053.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory, Comparative Politics

The book develops the notion of “party personnel strategies”, which are the ways in which political parties assign their elected members—their “personnel”—to serve collective organizational goals. ... More

Party System ClosureParty Alliances, Government Alternatives, and Democracy in Europe

Party System Closure: Party Alliances, Government Alternatives, and Democracy in Europe

Fernando Casal Bértoa and Zsolt Enyedi

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
June 2021
ISBN:
9780198823605
eISBN:
9780191862212
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198823605.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

The Introduction starts with some examples of pairs of old and new democracies, some larger, some smaller, some in the East, some in the South, and illustrates how party system development can differ ... More

News in their PocketsA Cross-City Comparative Study of Mobile News Consumption in Asia

News in their Pockets: A Cross-City Comparative Study of Mobile News Consumption in Asia

Ran Wei and Ven-hwei Lo

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
March 2021
ISBN:
9780197523728
eISBN:
9780197523766
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197523728.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This book explores the societal, technological, and user-related factors in understanding why and how digitally savvy college students in Asia’s most mobile cities—Shanghai, Hong Kong, Singapore, and ... More

Discrimination and DelegationExplaining State Responses to Refugees

Discrimination and Delegation: Explaining State Responses to Refugees

Lamis Elmy Abdelaaty

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
March 2021
ISBN:
9780197530061
eISBN:
9780197530092
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197530061.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, International Relations and Politics

What explains state responses to the refugees they receive? This book identifies two puzzling patterns: states open their borders to some refugee groups while blocking others (discrimination), and a ... More

Controlling CorruptionThe Social Contract Approach

Controlling Corruption: The Social Contract Approach

Bo Rothstein

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780192894908
eISBN:
9780191915789
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780192894908.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, International Relations and Politics

This book presents a radically new approach to how societies can get corruption under control. Since the late 1990s, the detrimental effects of corruption on human wellbeing have become well ... More

TechnopopulismThe New Logic of Democratic Politics

Technopopulism: The New Logic of Democratic Politics

Christopher J. Bickerton and Carlo Invernizzi Accetti

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
March 2021
ISBN:
9780198807766
eISBN:
9780191845628
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198807766.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, Political Theory

Technocratic appeals to expertise and populist invocations of ‘the people’ have become mainstays of political competition in established democracies. This development is best understood as the ... More

Beyond ReasonPostcolonial Theory and the Social Sciences

Beyond Reason: Postcolonial Theory and the Social Sciences

Sanjay Seth

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780197500583
eISBN:
9780197500613
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197500583.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, Political Theory

The knowledge that for more than a century has been disseminated by universities and mobilized by states to govern populations first emerged in the early modern period in Europe. It subsequently ... More

Religion's Sudden DeclineWhat's Causing it, and What Comes Next?

Religion's Sudden Decline: What's Causing it, and What Comes Next?

Ronald F. Inglehart

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
December 2020
ISBN:
9780197547045
eISBN:
9780197547083
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197547045.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Secularization has accelerated. From 1981 to 2007, most countries became more religious, but from 2007 to 2020, the overwhelming majority became less religious. For centuries, all major religions ... More

Administrative TraditionsUnderstanding the Roots of Contemporary Administrative Behavior

Administrative Traditions: Understanding the Roots of Contemporary Administrative Behavior

B. Guy Peters

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780198297253
eISBN:
9780191914522
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198297253.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory, Comparative Politics

Contemporary public administration reflects its historical roots as well as contemporary ideas about how the public bureaucracy should be organized and function. This book argues that there are ... More

Where Great Powers MeetAmerica and China in Southeast Asia

Where Great Powers Meet: America and China in Southeast Asia

David Shambaugh

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780190914974
eISBN:
9780190091132
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190914974.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, International Relations and Politics

After the end of the Cold War, it seemed as if Southeast Asia would remain a geopolitically stable region within the American imperious for the foreseeable future. In the last two decades, however, ... More

Democratic Design

Democratic Design

Michael Saward

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780198867227
eISBN:
9780191904028
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198867227.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, International Relations and Politics

The twenty-first century poses serious challenges to democratic ideals and institutions. Democratic Design argues that to respond effectively—to remake and renew democracy––democrats need to think ... More

The Ethics of EngagementMedia, Conflict and Democracy in Africa

The Ethics of Engagement: Media, Conflict and Democracy in Africa

Herman Wasserman

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
December 2020
ISBN:
9780190917333
eISBN:
9780190917364
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190917333.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This book discusses the relationship between media, conflict, and democratization in Africa from the perspective of media ethics. Despite the commonly held view that conflict is a destructive ... More

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