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Constituting the Polis: Participatory Accountability in Ancient Athens

Craig T. Borowiak

in Accountability and Democracy: The Pitfalls and Promise of Popular Control

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199778256
eISBN:
9780199919086
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199778256.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory, International Relations and Politics

This chapter turns to the participatory democracy of ancient Athens to summon alternative possibilities for realizing democratic accountability in contemporary life. For the Athenians, democratic ... More


Global Justice and Territory

Cara Nine

in Global Justice and Territory

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199580217
eISBN:
9780191741456
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199580217.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter further defends this account of exclusive resource rights by criticizing theories that claim that the scope of distributive justice undermines the legitimacy of territorial rights. To ... More


Some boundary conditions on embodied agents sharing a common world

John Barresi

in Embodied Communication in Humans and Machines

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199231751
eISBN:
9780191696527
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199231751.003.0002
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter investigates some boundary conditions on embodied communication and its role in social life. It begins with the notion of intentional relations where embodied agents have personal worlds ... More


The common law system in America

F. A. R. Bennion

in Understanding Common Law Legislation: Drafting and Interpretation

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199564101
eISBN:
9780191705465
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199564101.003.0018
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

The common law world has one system of statutory interpretation, though some in the United States think constitutional enactments should be construed differently. A written constitution is incomplete ... More


The Trouble with Kant

Anthony Quinton

in Of Men and Manners: Essays Historical and Philosophical

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199694556
eISBN:
9780191731938
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199694556.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter discusses a fundamental problem with Kant, which is that he is a wild and intellectually irresponsible arguer. It focuses on one particular example of this failing. It is the account he ... More


Contracting and Founding in Times of Conflict

Charlotte Girard

in Varieties of World-Making: Beyond Globalization

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9781846310195
eISBN:
9781781380857
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846314346.012
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

The question of the emergence of a common world out of a diverse set of founding assumptions — and the question of what sort of world it can be — is crucial in the context of pronounced regional ... More


Politics for Beginners

Mustafa Dikeç

in Space, Politics and Aesthetics

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780748685974
eISBN:
9781474412490
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748685974.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter explores Arendt’s understanding of action and her spatial premises. Political action, for Arendt, inaugurates space – what she calls ‘space of appearance’ – where individuals are at once ... More


Judging as a Democratic World-Building Practice

Linda M. G. Zerilli

in A Democratic Theory of Judgment

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226397849
eISBN:
9780226398037
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226398037.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter summarizes the main themes of the book and articulates what it means to judge politically. Returning to Arendt, the chapter argues for judging as a world-building democratic practice, ... More


Imperial Modernism and European World-Making

Peter Wagner

in Varieties of World-Making: Beyond Globalization

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9781846310195
eISBN:
9781781380857
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846314346.014
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter identifies the sources of individualism and instrumentalism in European intellectual history. It offers a sketch of the current intellectual landscape, in which individualism and ... More


Worlds Emerging: Approaches to the Creation and Constitution of the Common Angelos Mouzakitis

Angelos Mouzakitis

in Varieties of World-Making: Beyond Globalization

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9781846310195
eISBN:
9781781380857
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846314346.013
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

The idea of world–making involves assumptions that human beings are makers of their own history and that in shaping their sociohistorical worlds, they experience some sort of commonality. This dual ... More


Karl Llewellyn and the Modern Skills Movement *

William Twining

in Law in Context: Enlarging a Discipline

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198264835
eISBN:
9780191682810
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198264835.003.0018
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

Legal education in the common law world positions skills and competency high on the agenda of debates. The increase in interest in the common law world outside North America is called ‘the Gold Rush’ ... More


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