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A Theory of Informal Politics

Jeffrey Stacey

in Integrating Europe: Informal Politics and Institutional Change

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199584765
eISBN:
9780191723506
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199584765.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, European Union

Whereas Chapter 1 reviews general theories of European integration, Chapter 2 contains a review of theories of institutional change with a particular emphasis on a troika of institutionalist ... More


Theory

Matthew Flinders

in Delegated Governance and the British State: Walking without Order

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199271603
eISBN:
9780191709241
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199271603.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics, Political Economy

This chapter sets out the theoretical framework used in this book. This consists of three complementary theoretical approaches — the Westminster Model, Historical Institutionalism, and ... More


Introduction: Context and some theoretical considerations

Eunice Goes

in The Labour Party under Ed Miliband: Trying but failing to renew social democracy

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780719090707
eISBN:
9781526109637
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719090707.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This chapter explains how and why the Labour Party under Ed Miliband tried to use the global financial crisis as a trigger to recreate a social democratic moment. In order to do so, this chapter ... More


Faithful to Secularism: The Religious Politics of Democracy in Ireland, Senegal, and the Philippines

David T. Buckley

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780231180061
eISBN:
9780231542449
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231180061.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Religion and democracy can make tense bedfellows. Secular elites may view religious movements as conflict-prone and incapable of compromise, while religious actors may fear that anticlericalism will ... More


The Rise of Investor-State Arbitration: Politics, Law, and Unintended Consequences

Taylor St John

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780198789918
eISBN:
9780191831553
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198789918.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Today, investor–state arbitration embodies the worst fears of those concerned about runaway globalization—a far cry from its framers’ intentions. Why did governments create a special legal system in ... More


Introduction

W. Elliot Bulmer

in Constituting Scotland: The Scottish National Movement and the Westminster Model

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780748697595
eISBN:
9781474427128
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748697595.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Scottish Studies

This chapter sets the book in its political landscape – in the aftermath of a relatively narrow defeat for the pro-independence side in Scotland’s 2014 independence referendum. It illustrates that ... More


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