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Backsliding: Understanding Weakness of Will

Alfred R. Mele

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199896134
eISBN:
9780199949533
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199896134.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

People backslide. They freely do things they believe it would be best on the whole not to do – and best from their own point of view, not just the perspective of their peers or their parents. The aim ... More


Confusion and Mind-Body Union

David Cunning

in Argument and Persuasion in Descartes’ Meditations

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195399608
eISBN:
9780199866502
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195399608.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter focuses on Descartes’ argument for the real distinction between mind and body and his argument for the existence of material things. The first argument appears to employ the ... More


Poland's Constitutional Breakdown

Wojciech Sadurski

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
July 2019
ISBN:
9780198840503
eISBN:
9780191876219
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198840503.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

After its double victory in the 2015 presidential and parliamentary elections in Poland, the populist Law and Justice (Prawo i Sprawiedliwość (PiS)) party began to dismantle all major checks and ... 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


Learning from Anomalies: Low-Income Survivors, Middle-Income Reverters

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/9780691172149.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

This chapter examines the effects of political institutions and economic performance by considering two sets of cases that run counter to the expectations of modernization theory: low-income ... More


Anti-constitutional Populist Backsliding

Wojciech Sadurski

in Poland's Constitutional Breakdown

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
July 2019
ISBN:
9780198840503
eISBN:
9780191876219
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198840503.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter provides a general overview of the post-2015 changes in the Polish state. It demonstrates that they proceeded in an incremental way, without any clear ‘breaking point’. The most ... More


Conclusion

Ekrem Karakoç

in Inequality After the Transition: Political Parties, Party Systems, and Social Policy in Southern and Postcommunist Europe

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780198826927
eISBN:
9780191865831
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198826927.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, European Union

This chapter returns to the research question of this study and briefly restates its argument and main findings. It discusses the role of explanatory factors of this study, namely party system ... More


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