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Government and Opposition

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/9780198080961.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

The success of democracy rests in large part on both the opposition and the government. In order for democracy to operate successfully, the opposition must be recognized as legitimate and given an ... More


Classes and Factions

M.N. Srinivas

in The Remembered Village

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198077459
eISBN:
9780199081165
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198077459.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter notes that the hierarchical system of caste was compounded by another hierarchical system based on the possession of differential rights in land. There was a two-way relationship between ... More


Big Democracy

Joel Andreas

in Disenfranchised: The Rise and Fall of Industrial Citizenship in China

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780190052607
eISBN:
9780190052645
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190052607.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work, Comparative and Historical Sociology

Chapter 5 recounts the initial upheavals of the Cultural Revolution, when Mao called on workers to form “rebel” organizations to challenge the authority of the party leadership in their factories. ... More


Revolutionary Committees

Joel Andreas

in Disenfranchised: The Rise and Fall of Industrial Citizenship in China

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780190052607
eISBN:
9780190052645
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190052607.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work, Comparative and Historical Sociology

Chapter 6 recounts what happened after Mao, unwilling to allow the establishment of permanent autonomous organizations, called for factories to be governed by new “revolutionary committees,” that ... More


Anarchists, Freethinkers, and Spiritists: The Progressive Alliance against the Catholic Church, 1909–1912

Kirwin R. Shaffer

in Black Flag Boricuas: Anarchism, Antiauthoritarianism, and the Left in Puerto Rico, 1897-1921

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037641
eISBN:
9780252094903
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037641.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter explores the links between anarchists and other progressive factions on the island as they attacked and condemned the Church. However, one of these factions—the spiritists—caused a ... More


In the Eye of the Storm: Algeria’s South and its Sahelian Borders

Anouar Boukhars

in Algeria Modern: From Opacity to Complexity

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780190491536
eISBN:
9780190638542
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190491536.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter deals with the changing dynamics between Algeria’s political centre and periphery, arguing that the country’s south no longer is a simple buffer periphery whose principal utility lies in ... More


Politics after Dispossession

Michael Levien

in Dispossession without Development: Land Grabs in Neoliberal India

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780190859152
eISBN:
9780190872830
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190859152.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Comparative and Historical Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter shows how the politics that followed dispossession in Rajpura were shaped by the conflicting forces outlined in the previous chapters. Although the Rajasthan government avoided an ... More


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