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Localism and Centralism in Europe: The Political and Legal Bases of Local Self-Government

Edward C. Page

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198277279
eISBN:
9780191684166
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198277279.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Why do some countries appear to be far more centralized than others? In some countries local government has responsibility for a wide range of public services, while in others these services are ... More


A Revolution in Favor of Government: Origins of the U.S. Constitution and the Making of the American State

Max. M Edling

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780195148701
eISBN:
9780199835096
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195148703.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

In this new interpretation of America's origins, the author argues that during the Constitutional debates, the Federalists were primarily concerned with building a state able to act vigorously in ... More


Changing Union Behaviour

Roger Undy, Patricia Fosh, Huw Morris, Paul Smith, and Roderick Martin

in Managing the Unions: The Impact of Legislation on Trade Unions' Behaviour

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198289197
eISBN:
9780191684685
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198289197.003.0003
Subject:
Business and Management, HRM / IR, Organization Studies

Even before the changes, unions were already experiencing financial problems, since the income from membership subscriptions was not enough to cover the total expenses. Because of the immense drop in ... More


France: The Centralized Market Economy and Its Alternatives

Orfeo Fioretos

in Creative Reconstructions: Multilateralism and European Varieties of Capitalism after 1950

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449697
eISBN:
9780801460715
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449697.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

This chapter explores the nature of institutional development in key economic domains in France during the early post-war period, the 1970s and 1980s, and in the decade and a half preceding the 2008 ... More


Scandal: Aghas and Hodjas

Michael E. Meeker

in A Nation of Empire: The Ottoman Legacy of Turkish Modernity

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520225268
eISBN:
9780520929128
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520225268.003.0008
Subject:
Anthropology, Middle Eastern Cultural Anthropology

This chapter studies how the consular assessment of the local elites was later adopted by higher Ottoman officials as they implemented a westernist theory of centralized bureaucratic government. As a ... More


Epilogue

Naomi Oreskes and Erik M. Conway

in The Collapse of Western Civilization: A View from the Future

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231169547
eISBN:
9780231537957
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231169547.003.0004
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

This epilogue discusses the outcome of the Great Collapse. As the devastating effects of the Great Collapse began to appear, the nation-states with democratic governments were initially unwilling and ... More


Law and the State

Fernanda Pirie

in The Anthropology of Law

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199696840
eISBN:
9780191751110
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199696840.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Comparative Law, Philosophy of Law

This chapter considers contemporary international laws, including human rights instruments and ideas, in order to explore the power and appeal of the legal form in the modern world. It begins by ... More


Societies, Polities, and Religion

Murat Iyigun

in War, Peace, and Prosperity in the Name of God: The Ottoman Role in Europe's Socioeconomic Evolution

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780226388434
eISBN:
9780226232287
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226232287.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

Chapter 1 sets the background by discussing the literature on the role of religion in sociopolitical organization and centralized government. Sociologists, in particular, had much to say about the ... More


Nationalities Conflict and Ethnicity in the People's Republic of China, with Special Reference to the Yi in the Liangshan Yi Autonomous Prefecture

Thomas Heberer

in Perspectives on the Yi of Southwest China

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520219885
eISBN:
9780520935259
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520219885.003.0014
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter discusses the contradictions between the idea of local autonomy for China's minority peoples and the economic and policy imperatives of a centralizing government and Party. Dealing ... More


Governance: The Obama Administration

Morton Keller

in Obama's Time: A History

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
February 2015
ISBN:
9780199383375
eISBN:
9780190252434
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199383375.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter focuses on Barack Obama’s style of governance as president of the United States within the context of American politics. It examines why he has had difficulty turning rhetoric into ... More


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