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Introduction: Rationale, Questions, Methods

Margit Tavits

in Presidents with Prime Ministers: Do Direct Elections Matter?

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199553327
eISBN:
9780191721007
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199553327.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

The Introduction discusses the practical, as well as theoretical, relevance of studying selection mechanisms for heads of state in parliamentary systems. It briefly reviews the relevant ... More


A Constitution for an Empire of Citizens

Frederick Cooper

in Citizenship between Empire and Nation: Remaking France and French Africa, 1945-1960

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691161310
eISBN:
9781400850280
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691161310.003.0003
Subject:
History, African History

This chapter examines the constitutional debates that went on from December 1945 to September 1946. This legislative drama concerning the new constitution took place in three stages: in the ... More


Review Essay—Thomas Bruha et al., Eds., Welche Verfassung für Europa? [What Constitution for Europe?] †

Morag Goodwin

in Comparative Law as Transnational Law: A Decade of the German Law Journal

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199795208
eISBN:
9780199919307
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199795208.003.0046
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This chapter reviews the book Welche Verfassung für Europa? (What Constitution for Europe?). The book does not aim to provide a comprehensive examination of the European constitutional debate, nor ... More


Introduction: The Constitutional Treaty, the Constitutional Debate and the Constitutional process

Catherine Barnard

in The Fundamentals of EU Law Revisited: Assessing the Impact of the Constitutional Debate

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199226221
eISBN:
9780191696206
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199226221.003.0001
Subject:
Law, EU Law

This introductory chapter begins with a brief discussion of the rejection of the Constitutional Treaty by voters of France and the Netherlands. It then examines ongoing constitutional debates in the ... More


Re-inventing the Union: Dicey, Devolution, and the Union

James Mitchell

in Anglo-Scottish Relations, from 1900 to Devolution and Beyond

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263310
eISBN:
9780191734144
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263310.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter addresses the fictions and reshaping of the United Kingdom constitution over the twentieth century. It also examines the territorial nature of the UK, making use of the most significant ... More


Presidential Term Limits in Europe

Robert Elgie

in The Politics of Presidential Term Limits

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780198837404
eISBN:
9780191874109
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198837404.003.0021
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter focuses on the politics of presidential term limits including that of term lengths, in Europe from the nineteenth century onwards. It surveys twenty-three European countries, namely the ... More


Constitutional reform processes

Ewa K. Strzelecka and María Angustias Parejo

in Political Change in the Middle East and North Africa: After the Arab Spring

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781474415286
eISBN:
9781474438551
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474415286.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Middle Eastern Politics

This chapter analyses the constitutional reform processes that have taken place in the MENA countries since the social uprisings in 2011. The purpose of this study is to examine and compare the ... More


Devolution in the UK

James Mitchell

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719053580
eISBN:
9781781702130
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719053580.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This book explains devolution today in terms of the evolution of past structures of government in the component parts of the United Kingdom. It highlights the importance of the English dimension and ... More


Non-Finality and Dialogue in Constitutional Interpretation: Towards an Analytic Taxonomy of Non-Court Centric Conceptions of Judicial Review

Oliver Gerstenberg

in Euroconstitutionalism and its Discontents

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2019
ISBN:
9780198834335
eISBN:
9780191872433
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198834335.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

By looking both at the European and contemporary US constitutional theory debates, this chapter proposes an analytic taxonomy of contemporary non-court centric approaches to constitutional ... More


Pragmatic Nationalists? The Scottish Labour Party and Nationalism

Nicola McEwen

in The Scottish Labour Party: History, Institutions and Ideas

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748617845
eISBN:
9780748672097
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748617845.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This chapter explores the Scottish Labour Party's engagement with the politics of nationalism. It first considers the party's evolution from the Scottish nationalism of its early years towards the ... More


Old Differences and New Hierarchies: The Trouble with Tribes in Contemporary India

Kriti Kapila

in Interrogating India's Modernity: Democracy, Identity, and Citizenship

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780198092070
eISBN:
9780199082704
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198092070.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Social Theory

The essay focuses on the constitutive nature of the category of ‘tribe’ in India and discusses the kinds of difficulties posed by the culture-question in relation to national society. Attending to ... More


Ireland: ‘vulnerable fathers’, invisible fatherhood

Michael Rush

in Between Two Worlds of Father Politics: USA or Sweden?

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780719091896
eISBN:
9781781708347
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719091896.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

Chapter Five identifies an increase in the significance of fatherhood to Irish social policy debates, particularly those surrounding prosecution through the courts for non-payment of child ... More


Revisiting the Arab Uprisings: The Politics of a Revolutionary Moment

Stéphane Lacroix and Jean-Pierre Filiu (eds)

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
June 2019
ISBN:
9780190876081
eISBN:
9780190943097
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190876081.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

Since 2013, the Middle East has experienced a double trend of chaos and civil war, on the one hand, and the return of authoritarianism, on the other. That convergence has eclipsed the political ... More


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