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Popular Responses to State‐Sponsored Violence in Brazil

Paulo Sérgio Pinheiro

in The New Politics of Inequality in Latin America: Rethinking Participation and Representation

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198781837
eISBN:
9780191598968
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198781830.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

Highlights a fundamental contradiction in Brazil's democracy: the coexistence of political rights with pervasive human rights abuse. Political violence, condoned by the state, inhibits the extension ... More


Order-Maintaining and Order-Transforming Accountability Processes

Johan P. Olsen

in Democratic Accountability, Political Order, and Change: Exploring Accountability Processes in an Era of European Transformation

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780198800606
eISBN:
9780191840081
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198800606.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, European Union

Accountability regimes are part of a democracy’s institutional arrangement for preserving order and securing continuity, as well as for creating dynamics and securing orderly change. Accountability ... More


Ambiguity and the Politics of Accountability

Johan P. Olsen

in Democratic Accountability, Political Order, and Change: Exploring Accountability Processes in an Era of European Transformation

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780198800606
eISBN:
9780191840081
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198800606.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, European Union

In mainstream principal–agent approaches, as well as in much democratic theory and organization theory, accountability is linked to a belief in human agency and history determined by human will, ... More


Building the Federal Schoolhouse: Localism and the American Education State

Douglas S. Reed

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199838486
eISBN:
9780199384303
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199838486.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

The federal government’s role in public education over the past fifty years has dramatically changed the notion of localism in American schools. Seeking to construct the federal schoolhouse—an ... More


Local Activism and Accountability Politics

Douglas S. Reed

in Building the Federal Schoolhouse: Localism and the American Education State

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199838486
eISBN:
9780199384303
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199838486.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Chapter 7 examines the origins and reception of accountability policies and politics in Alexandria, beginning in the 1990s with the effort to shift from a School Board appointed by the Alexandria ... More


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