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Civil Sphere and Public Drama

JEFFREY C. ALEXANDER

in The Performance of Politics: Obama's Victory and the Democratic Struggle for Power

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199744466
eISBN:
9780199944163
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199744466.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

Political campaigns are centralized battles run by generals, organized by captains, energized by foot soldiers, and disciplined, if possible, in the extreme. In order to gain power in democracy and ... More


Becoming a Collective Representation

JEFFREY C. ALEXANDER

in The Performance of Politics: Obama's Victory and the Democratic Struggle for Power

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199744466
eISBN:
9780199944163
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199744466.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

Those who struggle for power in democracy frequently do establish powerful connections with citizen audiences, despite the enormous increase in mass mediation and the uncertainty it exacerbates. To ... More


Financial Crisis

JEFFREY C. ALEXANDER

in The Performance of Politics: Obama's Victory and the Democratic Struggle for Power

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199744466
eISBN:
9780199944163
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199744466.003.0010
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

The Palin effect deflated before the financial crisis, and her polluted representation had already brought down John McCain. From that point on, the civil power of the Republican Party's election ... More


Caste and the Citizen

André Béteille

in Democracy and Its Institutions

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198080961
eISBN:
9780199082049
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198080961.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter discusses the distinctive features of Indian society and how those features may be represented, focusing on the representation of India as a society of castes and communities, and as a ... More


Strangers No More: The Challenges of Integration

Richard Alba and Nancy Foner

in Strangers No More: Immigration and the Challenges of Integration in North America and Western Europe

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691161075
eISBN:
9781400865901
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691161075.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Migration Studies (including Refugee Studies)

This introductory chapter provides an overview of the challenges of immigrant integration in Western Europe and North America. A central question is how to integrate immigrants and their children so ... More


Introduction

Christopher F. Karpowitz and Tali Mendelberg

in The Silent Sex: Gender, Deliberation, and Institutions

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691159751
eISBN:
9781400852697
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691159751.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

This introduction chapter discusses the problem of women's lower status in society. Despite the society's perceived progress since way back 1949, women remain second-class citizens in reality if not ... More


The Problem

Christopher F. Karpowitz and Tali Mendelberg

in The Silent Sex: Gender, Deliberation, and Institutions

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691159751
eISBN:
9781400852697
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691159751.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

This chapter explains how it is one of the best documented facts of American politics that groups with less power and authority in society are less likely to participate in politics. People typically ... More


Exit, Voice, and the State

Albert O. Hirschman

in The Essential Hirschman

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691159904
eISBN:
9781400848409
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691159904.003.0014
Subject:
Sociology, Social Theory

This chapter contains Hirschman's reflections on how citizens' exit and voice affect state power and expands his thinking to include a range of political possibilities, from stateless societies and ... More


Leading public sector innovation: Co-creating for a better society

Christian Bason

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847426345
eISBN:
9781447302681
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847426345.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Organizations

In a time of unprecedented turbulence, how can public sector organisations increase their ability to find innovative solutions to society's problems? This book shows how government agencies can use ... More


Reinventing social security worldwide: Back to essentials

Vladimir Rys

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847426413
eISBN:
9781447303176
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847426413.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Economic Sociology

Prior to the onset of the recent financial crisis, global trends of social security in industrialised societies were indicating a progressive disengagement of the State in favour of tax-financed ... More


Power, participation and political renewal: Case studies in public participation

Marian Barnes

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861346681
eISBN:
9781447303053
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861346681.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

Public participation is central to a wide range of current public policies — not only in the UK, but elsewhere in the developed and the developing world. There are substantial aspirations for what ... More


Changing local governance, changing citizens

Catherine Durose, Stephen Greasley, and Liz Richardson (eds)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847422170
eISBN:
9781447301677
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847422170.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

The relationship between citizens and local decision makers is a long-standing policy pre-occupation and has often been the subject of debate by politicians across parties. Recent governments have ... More


Citizens, Cops, and Power: Recognizing the Limits of Community

Steve Herbert

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226327303
eISBN:
9780226327358
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226327358.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

Politicians, citizens, and police agencies have long embraced community policing, hoping to reduce crime and disorder by strengthening the ties between urban residents and the officers entrusted with ... More


Partisan Ambivalence, Citizen Competence, and American Democracy

Howard G. Lavine, Christopher D. Johnston, and Marco R. Steenbergen

in The Ambivalent Partisan: How Critical Loyalty Promotes Democracy

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199772759
eISBN:
9780199979622
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199772759.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Social Psychology and Interaction

The final chapter of the book restates the theoretical model, summarizes the key empirical findings, responds to potential objections to the model and the analysis, and addresses normative issues ... More


The governance of problems: Puzzling, powering and participation

Robert Hoppe

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847429629
eISBN:
9781447303848
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847429629.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Organizations

Contemporary democracies need to develop a better governance of problems, as all too often policy is a sophisticated answer to the wrong problem. This book offers a new approach to public-policy ... More


Sport 2.0: Transforming Sports for a Digital World

Andy Miah

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780262035477
eISBN:
9780262343114
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262035477.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Sport and Leisure

Digital technology is changing everything about modern sports. Athletes and coaches rely on digital data to monitor and enhance performance. Officials use tracking systems to augment their judgment ... More


Citizen Soldiers

Abigail A. Kohn

in Shooters: Myths and Realities of America's Gun Cultures

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195150513
eISBN:
9780199944095
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195150513.003.0014
Subject:
Sociology, Culture, Sport and Leisure

This chapter examines the history of gun ownership and gun control in the U.S. It explains that in colonial America and during the early republican period, citizens were required by the colonial ... More


Community Policing

Wesley G. Skogan

in Police and Community in Chicago: A Tale of Three Cities

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195154580
eISBN:
9780199944033
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195154580.003.0010
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

Community policing is the most important development in law enforcement in the past quarter century. Cities across the country report that they are moving toward this new model, which supplements ... More


Involving the Community

Wesley G. Skogan

in Police and Community in Chicago: A Tale of Three Cities

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195154580
eISBN:
9780199944033
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195154580.003.0022
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

A central feature of community policing is the breadth and variety of avenues it provides for citizen participation. The public may be expected to be proactive—to act independently on behalf of the ... More


DIY Community Action: Neighbourhood problems and community self-help

Liz Richardson

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847420855
eISBN:
9781447302124
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847420855.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

How people can be persuaded to take more control of their own lives continues to be a subject of policy and academic debate, and the contribution of active citizens to improving societal well-being ... More


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