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Slovakia: From the Ambiguous Constitution to the Dominance of Informal Rules

Darina Malová

in Democratic Consolidation in Eastern Europe Volume 1: Institutional Engineering

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199244089
eISBN:
9780191600364
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199244081.003.0013
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

Describes the reasons behind the hastily drafted Constitution of Slovakia and explains why it proved insufficient to provide guidance to political leaders and to foster the consolidation of ... More


Carl J. Friedrich and Federalism as Process

Michael Burgess

in In Search of the Federal Spirit: New Comparative Empirical and Theoretical Perspectives

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199606238
eISBN:
9780191752476
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199606238.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory, Comparative Politics

The chapter provides a brief intellectual biography of Friedrich and examines in detail his major contribution to the study of federalism. His distinctive approach to and understanding of federalism ... More


Theory and Practice I: Bentham and the Greek Constitution of 1822

F. Rosen

in Bentham, Byron, and Greece: Constitutionalism, Nationalism, and Early Liberal Political Thought

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198200789
eISBN:
9780191674778
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198200789.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, History of Ideas

This chapter considers three major themes of the ‘Observations’: Jeremy Bentham's thesis that the acceptance of popular sovereignty should lead to a transformation of the theory and practice of ... More


The Idea of Constitutional Conservatism in the Early Twentieth Century

Johnathan O'Neill

in Constitutionalism in the Approach and Aftermath of the Civil War

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780823251940
eISBN:
9780823253012
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823251940.003.0010
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

For decades scholars have argued that social Darwinism and laissez- faire ideology transfixed early twentieth-century American constitutionalism. This view has been considerably undermined by a wave ... More


The Constitution: Government and the rule of law

Rachel S. Turner

in Neo-Liberal Ideology: History, Concepts and Policies

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748632688
eISBN:
9780748652792
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748632688.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter looks at the constitution and the rule of law. It sees the constitution as a fundamental concept for neo-liberalism, one through which the powers of government may be curtailed. The ... More


Losing Naples

John A. Davis

in Naples and Napoleon: Southern Italy and the European Revolutions, 1780-1860

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198207559
eISBN:
9780191716720
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198207559.003.0014
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter reconstructs the events that followed Murat's defection to the Allies in 1814, his subsequent decision to rally to Napoleon after the flight from Elba, and his defeat by the Austrians at ... More


Introduction

Louis Henkin

in Foreign Affairs and the United States Constitution

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198260981
eISBN:
9780191682193
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198260981.003.0026
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

Constitutional government has come to suggest limited government, and the constitution of the United States is commonly thought of as an edict of limitations on the government of the United States to ... More


The Social Question and the Problem of History after Empire

Uday Singh Mehta

in Lineages of Empire: The Historical Roots of British Imperial Thought

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264393
eISBN:
9780191734571
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264393.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

Decolonization of the European empires in the twentieth century was spurred by the colonized based on two purposes: the desire for independence, and the desire to build a sovereign political ... More


Virginia's Northern Strategy: Southern Segregationists and the Route to National Conservatism

George Lewis

in Painting Dixie Red: When, Where, Why, and How the South Became Republican

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780813036847
eISBN:
9780813043999
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813036847.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

In contradistinction to much received wisdom on the chronology of how the South became Republican, this chapter emphasizes the development of Republicanism at the state and local levels first—not the ... More


Concepts in the Language of Politics

Axel Körner

in America in Italy: The United States in the Political Thought and Imagination of the Risorgimento, 1763-1865

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780691164854
eISBN:
9781400887811
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691164854.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter examines references to the United States of America in the Risorgimento's political language by focusing on concepts such as constitutional government, political representation, and ... More


The Constitutional Thought of Alexander Hamilton

M. N. S. Sellers

in Constitutions and the Classics: Patterns of Constitutional Thought from Fortescue to Bentham

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780198714989
eISBN:
9780191783142
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198714989.003.0016
Subject:
Law, Legal History, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter analyses the constitutional views of Alexander Hamilton. Hamilton was one of the most perceptive and influential exponents of modern constitutionalism, both in theory and in practice. He ... More


The Coming of the Republic

Mary Vincent

in Catholicism in the Second Spanish Republic: Religion and Politics in Salamanca 1930-1936

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198206132
eISBN:
9780191676987
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198206132.003.0007
Subject:
History, European Modern History, History of Religion

On 28 January 1930, seven years of dictatorial rule in Spain ended with Primo de Rivera's forced resignation. The king handed over the reins of government to General Damaso Berenguer, a conservative ... More


Review Essay—Remarks on Post-Sovereignty and International Legal Neoconservatism †: Reading Jeremy Rabkin

Ignacio De La Rasilla and Del Moral

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/9780199795208.003.0022
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This chapter reviews the books, Law Without Nations? Why Constitutional Government Requires Sovereign States and The Case for Sovereignty: Why the World Should Welcome American Independence, by ... More


Beyond the Myth of Consensus: The Struggle to Define the Right to Bear Arms in the Early Republic

Saul Cornell

in Beyond the Founders: New Approaches to the Political History of the Early American Republic

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807828892
eISBN:
9781469605241
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807898833_pasley.13
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

In the period between 1776 and 1828, Americans from all walks of life entered into a wide-ranging debate about the nature of constitutional government. During that period, the founders were deeply ... More


Abolition, War, and the Vindication of Constitutional Government: 1867–1871

in The Party of Order: The Conservatives, the State, and Slavery in the Brazilian Monarchy, 1831–1871

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804753692
eISBN:
9780804768061
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804753692.003.0007
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter examines the history of the abolition movement, the vindication of constitutional government, and impact of war on local politics in Brazil during the period from 1867 to 1871. It ... More


The Quest for Racial Change: African American Intellectuals and the Black Liberal Tradition

Brian D. Behnken

in Black Intellectual Thought in Modern America: A Historical Perspective

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781496813657
eISBN:
9781496813695
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496813657.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter explores the history of black liberalism. Itself the most often recognized form of black intellectualism, liberalism is far more complex than is commonly understood. Black liberals ... More


White Women, White Youth, and the Hope of the Nation

Elizabeth Gillespie McRae

in Mothers of Massive Resistance: White Women and the Politics of White Supremacy

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780190271718
eISBN:
9780190271749
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190271718.003.0009
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

After Brown, white segregationist women build national organizations and were devoted to making white youth political activists and future purveyors of white supremacy. As the legal support for ... More


Politics: Or “Ninety-Nine and Forty-Four One-Hundredths Percent” Practical Christianity, 1935–1955

Carol V. R. George

in God's Salesman: Norman Vincent Peale and the Power of Positive Thinking

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
April 2019
ISBN:
9780190914769
eISBN:
9780190914806
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190914769.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity, Religion and Society

This chapter examines how Norman Vincent Peale’s message of practical Christianity intertwined with his conservative politics during the period 1935–1955. It argues that Peale’s populist religion and ... More


The Maintenance of Liberal Democracy in Colombia, Costa Rica, and Venezuela

John A. Peeler

in Latin American Democracies: Colombia, Costa Rica, Venezuela

Published in print:
1985
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807841532
eISBN:
9781469616209
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9780807841532.003.0003
Subject:
History, Latin American History

After the establishment of stable liberal democracy in Colombia, Costa Rica, and Venezuela, there was balance in political participation and policy processes in these countries. This chapter analyzes ... More


A Quaint and Quixotic Group of Gentlemen: Nashville, Tennessee

Jennifer Ritterhouse

in Discovering the South: One Man's Travels through a Changing America in the 1930s

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781469630946
eISBN:
9781469630960
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469630946.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter begins by contrasting Daniels's open-minded, documentary approach to his travels through the South with the staunch, conservative convictions of Nashville Agrarian Donald Davidson. The ... More


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