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Political Engagement as Instrumental Good: Tocqueville, Attention Deficit, and Energy

Ben Berger

in Attention Deficit Democracy: The Paradox of Civic Engagement

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691144689
eISBN:
9781400840311
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691144689.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

This chapter examines Alexis de Tocqueville's defense of political engagement as instrumental good. Tocqueville's insights on attention and energy and their importance for sustainable self-government ... More


The failure of the ‘consensus-forming strategy’, 1965–69

Aaron Edwards

in A History of the Northern Ireland Labour Party: Democratic Socialism and Sectarianism

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719078743
eISBN:
9781781702390
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719078743.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

The collapse of the Irish Republican Army's (IRA) armed irredentist campaign in February 1962 led to the cessation of its military activities against the Northern Ireland state. The Campaign for ... More


Dacha Democracy: Building Civil Society in Out-of-the-Way Places

Melissa L. Caldwell

in Dacha Idylls: Living Organically in Russia's Countryside

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520262843
eISBN:
9780520947870
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520262843.003.0006
Subject:
Anthropology, European Cultural Anthropology

This chapter examines how seemingly out-of-the-way places such as forests, villages, and dacha communities might be better understood as at the center of Russian daily life. It specifically suggests ... More


The Possibility of Philosophical History

Gordon Graham

in The Shape of the Past: A Philosophical Approach to History

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780192892553
eISBN:
9780191670619
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192892553.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, General

This chapter is concerned with fundamental objections to the logical possibility of philosophical history. Philosophical history is a combination of two disciplines which are often conceived to be ... More


Organizations and Their Alliances Change Rapidly

Douglas A. Chalmers

in Reforming Democracies: Six Facts About Politics That Demand a New Agenda

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231162951
eISBN:
9780231531054
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231162951.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

This chapter focuses on one fact about politics that demands a new agenda in thinking about democratic institutions: that a desirable system establishes a stable set of links built around ... More


Legal Modes and Democratic Citizens in Republican Theory

Galya Benarieh Ruffer

in Republican Democracy: Liberty, Law and Politics

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780748643066
eISBN:
9780748689255
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748643066.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter examines the different models of citizenship associated with republicanism and argues in favor of a hybrid and composite notion of republican citizenship. It views citizenship as a means ... More


The Early Years of the ‘Troubles’

Andrew Sanders

in The Long Peace Process: The United States of America and Northern Ireland, 1960-2008

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781786940445
eISBN:
9781789623826
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781786940445.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter explores the conduct of actors in the United States Government during the early years of the violence in Northern Ireland. It considers the reasons for the relatively non-interventionist ... More


Understanding Hobbes: Philosophy versus Ideology

David Boucher

in Appropriating Hobbes: Legacies in Political, Legal, and International Thought

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780198817215
eISBN:
9780191858741
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198817215.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Oakeshott and Skinner both emphasize the importance of context in the interpretation of Hobbes. Skinner wishes to deny any special character to political philosophy that differentiates it from ... More


The Revenge of Politics and the Search for Order

David Martin Jones

in History's Fools: The Pursuit of Idealism and the Revenge of Politics

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780197510612
eISBN:
9780197520765
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197510612.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

The creative destruction that the financial crisis unleashed created a political and economic climate increasingly inimical to liberal, secular, progressive, or socially just outcomes. Western ... More


Losing Control, 1958–1972

Brendan O’Leary

in A Treatise on Northern Ireland, Volume II: Control

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
June 2019
ISBN:
9780198830573
eISBN:
9780191868733
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198830573.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

At the start of 1959, when Sean Lemass became Ireland’s prime minister, Northern Ireland’s UUP looked fully in control, having quickly defeated an IRA campaign that had begun in 1956 and sputtered ... More


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