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Marxism and the City

Ira Katznelson

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780198279242
eISBN:
9780191601910
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198279248.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Defeated in the East and discredited in the West, Marxism has broken down as an ideology and as a guide to governance. However, for all its flaws, it remains an important tool for understanding and ... More


Power Imbalance and Institutional Interests in Russian Constitutional Engineering

Gadis Gadzhiev

in Democratic Consolidation in Eastern Europe Volume 1: Institutional Engineering

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199244089
eISBN:
9780191600364
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199244081.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

Describes Russia as an incomplete democracy, in which a compromise regarding constitutional engineering was never reached and important decisions regarding power‐sharing were postponed, ultimately ... More


Federalism in the European Union: Rhetoric and Reality

Andrew Moravcsik

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:
10.1093/0199245002.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

Moravcsik attacks the view, shared by Euro‐enthusiasts and Euro‐sceptics alike, that current developments in the EU herald the advent of a European federal state; according to Moravcsik, the EU lacks ... More


United States: A Political Class of Entrepreneurs

Jens Borchert and Gary Copeland

in The Political Class in Advanced Democracies: A Comparative Handbook

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780199260362
eISBN:
9780191601873
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199260362.003.0021
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

American politicians have about the greatest choice in terms of the electoral offices they want to pursue. However, only a minority of these numerous offices is professionalized. Moreover, while ... More


Taking Stock: The State of the Art of the State

Christopher Hood

in The Art of the State: Culture, Rhetoric, and Public Management

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198297659
eISBN:
9780191599484
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198297653.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Returns to the general question of what sort of science public management is or can be and how cultural theory can contribute to that science. Concludes by taking stock of the cultural‐theory ... More


France: Never a Golden Age

Andrew Knapp

in Political Parties in Advanced Industrial Democracies

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199240562
eISBN:
9780191600296
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199240566.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

General Charles de Gaulle, founder of the Fifth French Republic in 1958, was a bitter opponent of the unchecked power of political parties, for which he blamed the failure of earlier Republics, but ... More


The Practical Agenda

Michael Quinlan

in Thinking About Nuclear Weapons: Principles, Problems, Prospects

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199563944
eISBN:
9780191721274
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199563944.003.0014
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This final chapter considers what action might be taken, short of the at-best-distant abolitionist goal, to constrain the risks and costs and to optimize the peace-maintaining contribution of nuclear ... More


Weak Links: Fragile States, Global Threats, and International Security

Stewart Patrick

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199751501
eISBN:
9780199895366
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199751501.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Conventional wisdom among policymakers in both the US and Europe holds that weak and failing states are the source of the world's most pressing security threats today. The international community's ... More


Left Behind:: Understanding State Fragility

Patrick Stewart

in Weak Links: Fragile States, Global Threats, and International Security

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199751501
eISBN:
9780199895366
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199751501.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter begins by considering the origins and motivations of contemporary concern with state weakness (or fragility), and the analytical shortcomings of current paradigms. It then provides ... More


Transnational Terrorism

Patrick Stewart

in Weak Links: Fragile States, Global Threats, and International Security

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199751501
eISBN:
9780199895366
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199751501.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Since the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, it has become commonplace to assert that weak states are ideal breeding grounds for transnational terrorism. This chapter reviews the evidence for ... More


Proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction

Patrick Stewart

in Weak Links: Fragile States, Global Threats, and International Security

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199751501
eISBN:
9780199895366
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199751501.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter explores the link between weak states and weapons of mass destruction (WMD) proliferation, examining the threat of WMD proliferation, outlining various avenues by which both state and ... More


Dropping Sperm Counts

Cynthia R. Daniels

in Exposing Men: The Science and Politics of Male Reproduction

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195148411
eISBN:
9780199850990
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195148411.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter examines the second element of reproductive masculinity: the assumption that men are less vulnerable than women to the harms of the outside world. It explores the historical neglect of ... More


Fragile Politics: Weak States in the Greater Middle East

Mehran Kamrava (ed.)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780190246211
eISBN:
9780190638511
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190246211.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

Although the concept of “state failure” emerged after the Cold War, it gained major prominence after the September 11 attacks with the emerging discourse focusing primarily on the Greater Middle ... More


The Political Economy of Industrial Policy in the Middle East and North Africa

Ahmed Galal

in Industrial Policy in the Middle East and North Africa: Rethinking the Role of the State

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774160509
eISBN:
9781617970290
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774160509.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

The political economy of the country determines not only what types of industrial policies are pursued, but may also determine which group will benefit and which will be harmed. MENA countries ... More


Resources and Rents Under Soviet Rule

Lawrence P. Markowitz

in State Erosion: Unlootable Resources and Unruly Elites in Central Asia

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451874
eISBN:
9780801469466
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451874.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Asian Politics

This chapter analyzes the Soviet origins of Tajikistan and Uzbekistan's state weakness. Building on the parallels with other postimperial contexts, it demonstrates that, while the sources of state ... More


Introduction

Boaz Atzili

in Good Fences, Bad Neighbors: Border Fixity and International Conflict

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226031354
eISBN:
9780226031378
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226031378.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Border fixity has contributed much to international peace and stability in regions such as Europe, North America, and South America. This book discusses the consequences of the border fixity norm for ... More


State Weakness and International Conflict in a Fixed-Borders World

Boaz Atzili

in Good Fences, Bad Neighbors: Border Fixity and International Conflict

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226031354
eISBN:
9780226031378
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226031378.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter examines state weakness and international conflict in a fixed-borders world. It discusses the outbreak of a civil war in Lebanon in 1975 and the civil strife and conflict spillover in ... More


Self-Love: Rousseau on the Allure, and the Elusiveness, of Divine Self-Sufficiency

Julie E. Cooper

in Secular Powers: Humility in Modern Political Thought

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780226081298
eISBN:
9780226081328
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226081328.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter traces Rousseau’s ambivalence about the possibility, and the desirability, of human autonomy. At times, Rousseau heralds the prospect of full empowerment without omnipotence. At other ... More


Pathways to Authoritarian Rule

Stephan Haggard and Robert R. Kaufman

in Dictators and Democrats: Masses, Elites, and Regime Change

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780691172149
eISBN:
9781400882984
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691172149.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

This chapter examines institutional weaknesses explaining reversion to autocracy, asking in particular whether the specific causal mechanisms that have been identified with the weak democracy ... More


Theorizing transformation from a labour perspective

Mihai Varga

in Worker protests in post-communist Romania and Ukraine: Striking with tied hands

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780719091124
eISBN:
9781781707777
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719091124.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

The chapter maps the difficulties that post-communist workers face when attempting to collectively protect their rights and living standards. It reviews the literature on post-communist workers, and ... More


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