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Sowing the Wind: The Mississippi Constitutional Convention of 1890

Dorothy Overstreet Pratt

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781496815460
eISBN:
9781496815507
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496815460.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This book examines the Mississippi Constitutional Convention of 1890 and argues that it became the crucible of change in the state, creating a cultural shift from a society based on class to one ... More


Transitions

W.W.J. Knox and A. McKinlay

in Jimmy Reid: A Clyde-built man

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781789620832
eISBN:
9781789629774
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781789620832.003.0006
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

Chapter five focusses mainly on two events: the rectorial campaign of 1971 and the general election of 1974. Because of his leadership of the UCS work-in, Reid became the poster boy of the CPGB, the ... More


The News Gap: When the Information Preferences of the Media and the Public Diverge

Pablo J. Boczkowski and Eugenia Mitchelstein

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780262019835
eISBN:
9780262318181
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262019835.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

The sites of major media organizations—CNN, USA Today, the Guardian, and others—provide the public with much of the online news they consume. But although a large proportion of the top stories these ... More


Subsidizing Democracy: How Public Funding Changes Elections and How It Can Work in the Future

Michael G. Miller

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452277
eISBN:
9780801469527
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452277.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

In the wake of Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission (2010), the case that allowed corporate and union spending in elections, many Americans despaired over the corrosive influence that ... More


Lincoln and Leadership: Military, Political, and Religious Decision Making

Randall M. Miller (ed.)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780823243440
eISBN:
9780823243488
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823243440.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This book of original essays on “Lincoln and Leadership,” by leading Lincoln and Civil War scholars, explores Lincoln’s understandings and uses of leadership during the Civil War. The essays focus ... More


Political Change in the Middle East and North Africa: After the Arab Spring

Inmaculada Szmolka (ed.)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781474415286
eISBN:
9781474438551
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474415286.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Middle Eastern Politics

The aim of the book is to closely study regime responses and the principal transformations that have occurred in the MENA countries and in the region overall as a result of the Arab Spring, with the ... More


None past the post: Britain at the polls, 2017

Nicholas Allen and John Bartle (eds)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781526133281
eISBN:
9781526138828
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526133281.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This book tells the story of the unexpected 2017 British general election and its equally unexpected outcome: the Conservatives’ loss of their parliamentary majority and Theresa May’s return at the ... More


Independents in Irish party democracy

Liam Weeks

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780719099601
eISBN:
9781526138774
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719099601.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

While in almost all competitive political systems parties are omnipotent at elections, in Ireland independents (non-party MPs) remain significant players. At the Irish general election in 2016, ... More


Victory of Symbol Over Substance: Final Phase of the Hindu Code Bill Controversy

Chitra Sinha

in Debating Patriarchy: The Hindu Code Bill Controversy in India (1941–1956)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198078944
eISBN:
9780199081479
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198078944.003.0030
Subject:
Law, Family Law

The process of culmination of the debate in the political sphere tracing the developments relating to the Hindu Code Bill during 1952 to 1956 is dealt with in this chapter of the book. This phase ... More


Sinn Féin, ‘political wing’ of the IRA, 1948–70

Agnès Maillot

in In the Shadow of History: Sinn Féin 1926-70

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780719084898
eISBN:
9781526103918
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719084898.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

The party that emerged after the Second World War was a spent force, one which the IRA nevertheless decided to reinvigorate after various unsuccessful attempts at setting up political organisations. ... More


Foundations of Emerging Republicanism

Peter Dunbar and Mike Haridopolos

in The Modern Republican Party in Florida

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780813066127
eISBN:
9780813058337
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813066127.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The chapter underscores the significance of the growth in population and its impact on changing political demographics. It highlights the events that triggered the influx of new Florida voters for ... More


Contesting new administrative geographies in the 1830s and 1840s

Katrina Navickas

in Protest and the Politics of Space and Place, 1789-1848

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780719097058
eISBN:
9781526104144
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719097058.003.0005
Subject:
History, Social History

Excluded from the civic body politic, radicals found new opportunities to enter it in the 1830s. This chapter examines how different groups contested not just the spaces of political meeting or the ... More


Leaving

W.W.J. Knox and A. McKinlay

in Jimmy Reid: A Clyde-built man

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781789620832
eISBN:
9781789629774
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781789620832.003.0007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

The chapter explores his vain attempts to be elected as a full-time national official of the AEU defeated by the right-wing of the union’s leadership. It also exposes the organisational deficiencies ... More


The Legacy of the Irish Party in Free State Politics, 1922–5

Martin O'Donoghue

in The Legacy of the Irish Parliamentary Party in Independent Ireland, 1922-1949

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781789620306
eISBN:
9781789629835
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781789620306.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

Chapter One provides the first statistical illustration of individuals from home rule backgrounds who entered representative politics in the early years of the Free State with the number of TDs with ... More


A Legacy Party? The Irish National League, 1926–7

Martin O'Donoghue

in The Legacy of the Irish Parliamentary Party in Independent Ireland, 1922-1949

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781789620306
eISBN:
9781789629835
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781789620306.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter provides the first dedicated study of the Irish National League, founded by former MPs Capt. Redmond and Thomas O’Donnell in 1926. Analysing the categorisation of the League as a ... More


Mobilization and Conflicts over Hong Kong's Democratic Reform

Sing Ming and Tang Yuen-sum

in Contemporary Hong Kong Government and Politics

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9789888139477
eISBN:
9789882208681
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888139477.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter reviews the political landscape in Hong Kong after the July 1 rally of 2003, which has been characterized by greater intervention of the Central People's Government in Hong Kong's ... More


Political Parties and Elections

Ma Ngok

in Contemporary Hong Kong Government and Politics

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9789888139477
eISBN:
9789882208681
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888139477.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter describes the development of political parties and the electoral system in Hong Kong, and analyzes the problems that have confronted their development. Political parties started to ... More


Muslims and Electoral Politics in Britain: the Case of the Respect Party

Timothy Peace

in Muslim Political Participation in Europe

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780748646944
eISBN:
9780748684281
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748646944.003.0015
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter examines Muslim political participation in Britain through a case study of the Respect Party. An overview of the party’s development and electoral progress is presented as well as an ... More


Calling the Convention

Dorothy Overstreet Pratt

in Sowing the Wind: The Mississippi Constitutional Convention of 1890

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781496815460
eISBN:
9781496815507
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496815460.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter examines the reasons that the state resorted to calling a convention in 1890 though previous efforts to do so had failed. Two major events propelled most state leaders into backing a ... More


Defending the New Constitution in Congress

Dorothy Overstreet Pratt

in Sowing the Wind: The Mississippi Constitutional Convention of 1890

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781496815460
eISBN:
9781496815507
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496815460.003.0009
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Opponents of the newly promulgated constitution had two avenues for remedy: Congress and the Federal Courts. Still pending in the Senate was the Lodge Elections Bill. Debate in the Senate began just ... More


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