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Political Representation Policy

Amy G. Mazur

in Theorizing Feminist Policy

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199246724
eISBN:
9780191599859
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199246726.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

In the first section, the analysis defines the general feminist aims and parameters of the sub‐area of Political Representation Policy. It then discusses the range and timing of policies found in the ... More


Prisoners and the Parliamentary Constitution

Liora Lazarus

in Contrasting Prisoners' Rights: A Comparative Examination of England and Germany

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199259830
eISBN:
9780191698644
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199259830.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology, Human Rights and Immigration

This chapter highlights two important features distinguishing Germany and England: the differing weights of fundamental rights within contemporary constitutional culture and the divergent conception ... More


A People's Constitution

Rohit De

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780691174433
eISBN:
9780691185132
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691174433.001.0001
Subject:
History, Indian History

It has long been contended that the Indian Constitution of 1950, a document in English created by elite consensus, has had little influence on India's greater population. Drawing upon the previously ... More


How Constitutions Work

Mark A. Graber

in A New Introduction to American Constitutionalism

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199943883
eISBN:
9780199369799
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199943883.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

Constitutions work by constraining, constructing, and constituting politics. Constitutions constrain politics when citizens and governing officials subordinate their policy preferences to ... More


State Constitutional Amendment Processes and Practices

John Dinan

in State Constitutional Politics: Governing by Amendment in the American States

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780226532783
eISBN:
9780226532950
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226532950.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter discusses the processes for amending state constitutions, the origin and evolution of these processes, and the varying use of these processes across the 50 states. All states provide for ... More


Constitutional change in federations: The role of complementary institutions

Jenna Bednar

in Federal Dynamics: Continuity, Change, and the Varieties of Federalism

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199652990
eISBN:
9780191747915
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199652990.003.0013
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This essay applies new developments in complex systems theory to understand how constitutional change can occur informally, without amendment. The chapter develops a three-part theory of ... More


Where to Begin?

John H. Barton

in International Law and the Future of Freedom

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780804776691
eISBN:
9780804791083
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804776691.003.0009
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This chapter presents a detailed and explicit short-term reform package to help protect traditional freedoms in our new world. These reforms are (1) strengthening national constitutional institutions ... More


Counterinsurgency and Constitutional Design

Ganesh Sitaraman

in The Counterinsurgent's Constitution: Law in the Age of Small Wars

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199930319
eISBN:
9780190260156
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199930319.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This chapter explores the relationship between counterinsurgency and constitutional design. Counterinsurgency recognizes powerful individuals and groups vying for political power through force and ... More


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