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Size, Scope, and Bias: What Differentiates Local Electoral Politics?

J. Eric Oliver, Shang E. Ha, and Zachary Callen

in Local Elections and the Politics of Small-Scale Democracy

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691143552
eISBN:
9781400842544
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691143552.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter outlines a relatively simple way of understanding the dynamics of local democracy. Across the universe of democracies, three characteristics are the most powerful and widely applicable ... More


Hope, Telos, Xenos: Beyond Constituent Power

Zoran Oklopcic

in Beyond the People: Social Imaginary and Constituent Imagination

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
July 2018
ISBN:
9780198799092
eISBN:
9780191839573
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198799092.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

Rather than repudiating the proposition that the people is the bearer of constituent power, Chapter 4 moves beyond it in five ways: (1) by recuperating a commonsensical understanding of the moment of ... More


Metaphor and the Anxiety of Fictiveness: St. Augustine

Harry Berger

in Figures of a Changing World: Metaphor and the Emergence of Modern Culture

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780823257478
eISBN:
9780823261550
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823257478.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter offers a premise that states how demetaphorizing and metonymizing are most effective when remaining unconscious—or what sociologists call latent or unintended functions. The moment these ... More


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