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Self-Interest and Public Interest in Western Politics

Leif Lewin

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198277255
eISBN:
9780191599774
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198277253.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Is it self‐interest or public interest that dominates in public life? Rational‐choice theory, political philosophy, and electoral research were all used to answer this question. Analysing existing ... More


Multiculturalism and the welfare state: Theoretical reflection s

David Miller

in Multiculturalism and the Welfare State: Recognition and Redistribution in Contemporary Democracies

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780199289172
eISBN:
9780191711084
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199289172.003.0012
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

This chapter argues that the adoption of MCPs, taken by itself, cannot be held responsible for the weakening of the redistributive impact of the welfare state in Western democracies. There are ... More


Closing Debate: Six Characters in Discussion with the Author

Frank Hendriks

in Vital Democracy: A Theory of Democracy in Action

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199572786
eISBN:
9780191722370
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199572786.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, Political Theory

The book tellingly ends with a democratic debate. In this closing debate the six characters that already figured in the opening debate are now challenging the author, referring to issues dealt with ... More


Politics in the Vernacular: Nationalism, Multiculturalism, and Citizenship

Will Kymlicka

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199240982
eISBN:
9780191599729
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199240981.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This book explores the rights and situations of ethnocultural groups in Western democracies. It presents essays that share three major themes: the dialectic of nation building and minority rights, ... More


Social and Political Trust in Established Democracies

Kenneth Newton

in Critical Citizens: Global Support for Democratic Government

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198295686
eISBN:
9780191600043
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198295685.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Deals with three main topics: the nature and origins of social trust and its importance in society; trends in social trust in Western societies (with some comparisons with less developed societies); ... More


Introduction

Will Kymlicka

in Politics in the Vernacular: Nationalism, Multiculturalism, and Citizenship

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199240982
eISBN:
9780191599729
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199240981.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This introductory chapter discusses the three major themes shared by the essays included in this volume. These are the dialectic of nation building and minority rights, the gap between theory and ... More


The Theory and Practice of Immigrant Multiculturalism

Will Kymlicka

in Politics in the Vernacular: Nationalism, Multiculturalism, and Citizenship

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199240982
eISBN:
9780191599729
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199240981.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

The policies of Western democracies on immigrants have changed in the last 30 years from ‘assimilation’ to ‘multiculturalism.’ It is argued that most of these policies are justified in principle, and ... More


The Way of the Humane Authority: The Theoretical Basis for Confucian Constitutionalism and a Tricameral Parliament

Jiang Qing

in A Confucian Constitutional Order: How China's Ancient Past Can Shape Its Political Future

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691154602
eISBN:
9781400844845
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691154602.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter discusses Western-style democracy. Although democracy—more specifically, a form of government that grants ultimate controlling power to democratically elected representatives—is built on ... More


American Multiculturalism in the International Arena

Will Kymlicka

in Politics in the Vernacular: Nationalism, Multiculturalism, and Citizenship

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199240982
eISBN:
9780191599729
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199240981.003.0015
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

The consensus on American multiculturalism centres around three claims: that some or other form of multiculturalism is unavoidable, that the appropriate form of multiculturalism must be fluid in its ... More


Democratic Legitimacy: Impartiality, Reflexivity, Proximity

Pierre Rosanvallon

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691149486
eISBN:
9781400838745
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691149486.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

It's a commonplace occurrence that citizens in Western democracies are disaffected with their political leaders and traditional democratic institutions. But this book argues that this crisis of ... More


Politics And Human Rights: An Essential Symbiosis

Makau Wa Mutua

in The Role of Law in International Politics: Essays in International Relations and International Law

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199244027
eISBN:
9780191713224
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199244027.003.0009
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This chapter examines the works of the major authors of human rights discourse and argues that human rights and Western liberal democracy are close to a tautology. It explains that although the two ... More


A Confucian Constitutional Order: How China's Ancient Past Can Shape Its Political Future

Jiang Qing

Daniel A. Bell and Ruiping Fan (eds)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691154602
eISBN:
9781400844845
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691154602.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

As China continues to transform itself, many assume that the nation will eventually move beyond communism and adopt a Western-style democracy. But could China develop a unique form of government ... More


Political Rights Under Stress in 21st Century Europe

Wojciech Sadurski (ed.)

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199296033
eISBN:
9780191700736
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199296033.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

This book looks at the stresses put upon Western liberal democracies by factors such as the increased threat of terrorism and the accession of the post-communist countries of Central and Eastern ... More


China in Transition, 1986–88: The Cultural Impact of the Open Door Policy

Immanuel C. Y. Hsü

in China without mao: The Search for a New Order

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195060560
eISBN:
9780199854370
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195060560.003.0007
Subject:
History, Asian History

The cultural impact of the open-door policy went far beyond anything the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) leadership had imagined, causing the conservative ideologues to decry the invasion of Western ... More


Sidelined by the Soviet motherland

Sabine Dullin

in Men of Influence: Stalin's Diplomats in Europe, 1930-1939

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748622191
eISBN:
9780748651290
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748622191.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Russian Politics

The Soviet Union had begun a programme of rearmament at the end of 1931. It was not, however, ready for war, and this was all the more true, since the purges had paradoxically decimated the ranks of ... More


Armed Capitalism

Gianni Vattimo and Santiago Zabala

in Hermeneutic Communism: From Heidegger to Marx

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231158039
eISBN:
9780231528078
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231158039.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter demonstrates how framed democracy's liberal, financial, and security measures regulate one another in order both to conserve our current “lack of emergencies” and to impose necessary ... More


The Changing of the Guard

John Lee

in Shakespeare’s Hamlet and the Controversies of Self

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198185048
eISBN:
9780191674433
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198185048.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

New Historicists argue that by changing the notion of man, the notion of what the critical kingdom should be is changed. Cultural Materialists go much further: pointing to the circular relationship ... More


Introduction

Pippa Norris

in Why American Elections Are Flawed (and How to Fix Them)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781501713408
eISBN:
9781501712753
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501713408.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This introductory chapter begins with a brief discussion of the pervasive problems in the American electoral process. It then describes the Electoral Integrity Project (EIP). Established in 2012, the ... More


New Approaches

William W. Lewis

in The Power of Productivity: Wealth, Poverty, and the Threat to Global Stability

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226476766
eISBN:
9780226477008
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226477008.003.0011
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter reviews paths to economic development for poor countries. The previous chapters have shown two development paths that have worked—those of the Western democracies and the path of Japan ... More


Why Are the People Fighting?

Burnett Bolloten

in The Spanish Civil War: Revolution and Counterrevolution

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469624464
eISBN:
9781469624488
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469624464.003.0059
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter notes the increasing dissatisfaction of the proletariat with the Negrín government, citing its actions as counter to the spirit of the Revolution and the social changes that they had ... More


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