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Political Institutions and Welfare State Restructuring: The Impact of Institutions on Social Policy Change in Developed Democracies

Duane Swank

in The New Politics of the Welfare State

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198297567
eISBN:
9780191600104
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198297564.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

The first of three chapters on the implications of electoral politics and the design of political institutions for welfare state adjustment. Swank first provides an overview of two key domestic and ... More


Knowledge Economies and their Political Construction

Torben Iversen and David Soskice

in Democracy and Prosperity: Reinventing Capitalism through a Turbulent Century

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780691182735
eISBN:
9780691188874
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691182735.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter argues that the information and communications technology revolution clearly illustrates the underlying hypotheses of the book: first, that advanced capitalist democracies have been ... 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


Labour and the Political Economy in Israel

Michael Shalev

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198285137
eISBN:
9780191684494
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198285137.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

This book studies Israel's central labour organization, the Histradut, and the Israeli Labour Party, which dominated politics for more than four decades. The book develops a political economy ... More


Dress-Down Conquest: Americanizing Top-Down as Bottom-Up

Joel Pfister

in Surveyors of Customs: American Literature as Cultural Analysis

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780190276157
eISBN:
9780190276171
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190276157.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

Chapter 3 considers what American literature can teach us about an Americanization of power that excels at not seeming like European class power but rather a dress-down, vernacular, colloquial, ... More


The Tory Right and the American Conservative Movement: Parallel Universes?

Grant Havers

in The Vanishing Tradition: Perspectives on American Conservatism

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781501749858
eISBN:
9781501749872
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501749858.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter examines the distinctions between the Tory tradition and what now passes for American conservatism. In the post-World War II era, many prominent voices of the American conservative ... More


The Question of Convergence

in Why Welfare States Persist: The Importance of Public Opinion in Democracies

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226075839
eISBN:
9780226075952
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226075952.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

Modern welfare states shape both individuals' life chances and the level of inequality in a society. North America, Western Europe, Australasia, and Japan are all capitalist democracies, ... More


Absentee voting: a comparative perspective

Matt Qvortrup

in The Politics of Participation: From Athens to E-Democracy

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719076589
eISBN:
9781781701560
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719076589.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter considers the effects of postal voting, one of the favoured options for increasing participation. It reviews international experiences with absentee, or postal, voting in developed ... More


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