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Comparative Federalism and the Issue of Commandeering

Daniel Halberstam

in The Federal Vision: Legitimacy and Levels of Governance in the United States and the European Union

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199245000
eISBN:
9780191599996
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199245002.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

Examines the difference between the European and American perceptions of the effects and desirability of commandeering (the issue of binding commands by central government that force its component ... More


Global Environmental Governance

Matthew Paterson

in International Society and its Critics

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780199265206
eISBN:
9780191601866
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199265208.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

The environment has emerged as a key issue in global politics since the early 1970s, and the issues that comprise the ‘environmental crisis’ are widely regarded to have had significant impacts on ... More


States and Development

Axel Hadenius

in Institutions and Democratic Citizenship

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199246663
eISBN:
9780191599392
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199246661.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

Makes a broad historical account of the specific mode of development in Europe, involving unique progress economically, militarily, and democratically. In disagreement with the economic approach ... More


Large Firms and Institutional Change: Industrial Renewal and Economic Restructuring in France

Bob Hancké

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199252053
eISBN:
9780191719097
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199252053.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Political Economy

Between 1980 and 1985, the French economy and industry faced a dramatic crisis; in the ten years that followed, it witnessed a remarkable revival. How did the French economy make this transition? ... More


Islands of Transnational Governance

Alec Stone Sweet

in On Law, Politics, and Judicialization

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199256488
eISBN:
9780191600234
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199256489.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

The two papers in Ch. 5 examine how lawyers and law professors, operating in private arenas, successfully revived a pre-modern legal system, the Lex Mercatoria – the international body of trade law ... More


Redefining Traditional Plans: Variations and Developments in Public Employee Retirement Plan Design

Keith Brainard

in The Future of Public Employee Retirement Systems

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199573349
eISBN:
9780191721946
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199573349.003.0012
Subject:
Business and Management, Public Management, Pensions and Pension Management

Retiree benefits for US employees of state and local governments have been traditionally paid via defined benefit (DB) plans, but this arrangement has been neither monolithic nor static. This chapter ... More


Political and Military Bonds in the Italian State System, Thirteenth to Sixteenth Centuries

Maria Nadia Covini

in War and Competition between States

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198202141
eISBN:
9780191675188
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198202141.003.0002
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter considers the Italian political system from the middle of the 13th to the beginning of the 16th centuries. It examines the political and military powers which operated on the peninsula ... More


Rules

Carlo Focarelli

in International Law as Social Construct: The Struggle for Global Justice

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199584833
eISBN:
9780191741012
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199584833.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This chapter discusses the law which the international community believes to be international law. It examines how the rules and other normative standards of international law are made, integrated, ... More


Hugo Grotius and International Relations

Hedley Bull, Benedict Kingsbury, and Adam Roberts (eds)

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198277712
eISBN:
9780191598890
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198277717.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Hugo Grotius (1583–1645), ‘the miracle of Holland’, was famous as a child prodigy, theologian, historian, poet, jurist, Dutch political figure, escaped political prisoner, and finally as Sweden's ... More


The Form of the State

Chris Wickham

in Framing the Early Middle Ages: Europe and the Mediterranean, 400—800

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199264490
eISBN:
9780191698934
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199264490.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter distinguishes between three sorts of polities. The first are strong states, such as the Roman empire and its Byzantine and Arab successors, based on taxation and a paid army as an ... More


The Congress of Vienna

Andreas Osiander

in The States System of Europe, 1640–1990: Peacemaking and the Conditions of International Stability

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198278870
eISBN:
9780191684258
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198278870.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Charles-Maurice de Talleyrand, Bishop of Autun, entered politics as a representative of the French clergy, in the Etats-Generaux, whose meeting in 1789 precipitated the French Revolution. Talleyrand ... More


Dressed States

STEPHEN M. BARNETT and PAUL M. RADMORE

in Methods in Theoretical Quantum Optics

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780198563617
eISBN:
9780191714245
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198563617.003.0006
Subject:
Physics, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics

A dressed state is defined as an eigenstate of the total Hamiltonian, including interactions. Once these dressed states are found, and their energies known, the dynamics of the system is simple: the ... More


EU Law and the Welfare State: In Search of Solidarity

Gráinne de Búrca (ed.)

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199287413
eISBN:
9780191700446
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199287413.001.0001
Subject:
Law, EU Law

This collection of essays addresses a topical subject of current importance, namely the impact of the European Union (EU) on national welfare-state systems. It aims to question the perception that ... More


War and Competition between States

Philippe Contamine (ed.)

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198202141
eISBN:
9780191675188
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198202141.001.0001
Subject:
History, Military History

In the five hundred years covered by this volume there was scarcely a year which passed without either war or some open demonstration of hostility between the many sovereign powers which governed ... More


National Minorities and the European Nation-States System

Jennifer Jackson Preece

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198294375
eISBN:
9780191685033
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198294375.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

The collapse of Yugoslavia, Czechoslovakia, and the Soviet Union has resulted in a proliferation of discontented national minorities. Thus, the possibility for destabilising ethnic conflict has ... More


Introduction

JENNIFER JACKSON PREECE

in National Minorities and the European Nation-States System

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198294375
eISBN:
9780191685033
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198294375.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

The collapse of communism in the former Soviet bloc between 1989 and 1991 caused multinational Yugoslavia, Czechoslovakia, and the Soviet Union to come apart along ethnic lines and be replaced by new ... More


Conclusion

JENNIFER JACKSON PREECE

in National Minorities and the European Nation-States System

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198294375
eISBN:
9780191685033
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198294375.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This book shows that national minority rights have always been subservient to national interest and security within states, and to international peace and stability within the society of states. In ... More


Summary and Update

Andreas Osiander

in The States System of Europe, 1640–1990: Peacemaking and the Conditions of International Stability

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198278870
eISBN:
9780191684258
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198278870.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

The classical European states system, at whose evolution since the mid-seventeenth century has been looked upon in this book, was not created in one piece. Originally, as seen, its structure was to a ... More


Afghanistan: The Last Cold-War Conflict, the First Post-Cold-War Conflict

BARNETT R. RUBIN

in War, Hunger, and Displacement: Volume 2

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198297406
eISBN:
9780191685330
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198297406.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Afghanistan is one of the lowest-ranking countries in the United Nations index of human development outside Africa, being 170 out of 174. This is a result of continuous warfare for at least 20 years. ... More


Introduction

Philippe Contamine

in War and Competition between States

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198202141
eISBN:
9780191675188
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198202141.003.0001
Subject:
History, Military History

This introductory chapter explains the coverage of this book, which is about the war and competition between states and sovereign powers of Europe during the period from the 13th to the 18th ... More


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