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The Democratic Culture of Unified Germany

Dieter Fuchs

in Critical Citizens: Global Support for Democratic Government

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198295686
eISBN:
9780191600043
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198295685.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Taking the example of unified Germany, this chapter examines how a democratic culture can develop among people who have lived for decades in an autocratic state. The first section outlines the ... More


Layered Democracy: Expressions and Foundations

Frank Hendriks

in Vital Democracy: A Theory of Democracy in Action

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199572786
eISBN:
9780191722370
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199572786.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, Political Theory

Inspired by the anthropologist Douglas, models of democracy are likened in this chapter to beauty ideals that inspire different ‘cleansing rituals’, polishing up certain forms and rubbing out others. ... More


Populism

Michael Foley

in American Credo: The Place of Ideas in US Politics

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199232673
eISBN:
9780191716362
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199232673.003.0015
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter examines populism in the United States. It argues that despite some of the historical and social ambiguities that surround American populism, the contribution of populism remains a ... More


Conclusion

Robert Rohrschneider

in Learning Democracy: Democratic and Economic Values in Unified Germany

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198295174
eISBN:
9780191685088
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198295174.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter summarizes the main findings and outlines the implications of the study for German politics and society. It also discusses the study's theoretical lessons and highlights its practical ... More


What Our Forty-Seven-Year-Olds Know

Benjamin R. Barber

in An Aristocracy of Everyone: The Politics of Education and the Future of America

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195091540
eISBN:
9780199854172
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195091540.003.0007
Subject:
History, Political History

This chapter suggests that the common assumption about education in the U.S. has been rendered controversial by the debate about the nature of liberal education. Those who are challenging traditional ... More


French Democracy: The Natural Destiny of a People

Cheryl B. Welch

in De Tocqueville

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198781318
eISBN:
9780191695414
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198781318.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter shifts the analysis of democracy from using American examples in addressing European problems to focusing on the shape of France democracy using Tocqueville's texts: Democracy in ... More


Tocqueville and His America: A Darker Horizon

Arthur Kaledin

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300119312
eISBN:
9780300176209
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300119312.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This book offers an original combination of biography, character study, and wide-ranging analysis of Alexis de Tocqueville's Democracy in America, bringing new light to that classic work. It examines ... More


Hannah Arendt and Political Theory: Challenging the Tradition

Steve Buckler

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748639021
eISBN:
9780748652853
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748639021.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Hannah Arendt's work has been noted for its unorthodox and eclectic style. This book aims to show that her unusual approach in fact reflects a consistent and distinctive conception of, and way of ... More


Contesting Democracy: The Democratic Critique of Democracy

Martin Conway

in Western Europe's Democratic Age: 1945-1968

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780691203485
eISBN:
9780691204604
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691203485.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter assesses the different discourses about Western European democracy that developed during the 1960s—some of which contributed to the radicalism of 1968, while others emphatically did not. ... More


The Politics of the Rule of Law

JOSEPH RAZ

in Ethics in the Public Domain: Essays in the Morality of Law and Politics

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198260691
eISBN:
9780191682148
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198260691.003.0017
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

This chapter examines the political significance of the moral justification of the rule of law in Britain. It regards the rule of law not as a universal moral imperative, but rather as a doctrine ... More


Introduction Staging Monarchy in a Postrevolutionary World

Sheryl Kroen

in Politics and Theater: The Crisis of Legitimacy in Restoration France, 1815-1830

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520222144
eISBN:
9780520924383
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520222144.003.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This section renders an explanation as to the approach used in treating the writing of history as a sort of “staging” or history itself as theater. It notes however that for the French Restoration ... More


Educating the Democratic Heart: Pluralism, Traditions, and the Humanities

Thomas M. Alexander

in The Human Eros: Eco-ontology and the Aesthetics of Existence

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780823251209
eISBN:
9780823252756
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823251209.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, American Philosophy

This chapter explores the question of what education must seek in providing the basis of a genuinely democratic culture and challenges Alasdair MacIntyre’s attack on liberalism while highlighting the ... More


Striving for Citizenship

Brian P. Luskey

in On the Make: Clerks and the Quest for Capital in Nineteenth-Century America

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814752289
eISBN:
9780814753484
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814752289.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter illustrates how clerks engaged in politics and negotiated class distinctions within an emerging rough-and-tumble, democratic political culture. Initially, clerks who had attained their ... More


Daily Democracy: Politics, Media, and Democratic Culture

Ainius Lašas

in Media and Politics in New Democracies: Europe in a Comparative Perspective

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780198747536
eISBN:
9780191810435
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198747536.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

The analysis of popular political values provides a key for understanding the day-to-day functioning of democracies. This chapter argues for the relevance of culture at both mass and political elite ... More


New Prospects for Organizational Democracy?: How the Joint Pursuit of Social and Financial Goals Challenges Traditional Organizational Designs

Julie Battilana, Michael Fuerstein, and Mike Lee

in Capitalism Beyond Mutuality?: Perspectives Integrating Philosophy and Social Science

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780198825067
eISBN:
9780191863745
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198825067.003.0013
Subject:
Business and Management, Corporate Governance and Accountability, Political Economy

The joint pursuit of commercial and societal objectives will likely require non-traditional (non-hierarchical) ways of organizing. This chapter discusses the prospects for one promising alternative: ... More


Conclusions

Cameron Ross

in Federalism and Democratisation in Russia

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719058691
eISBN:
9781781700174
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719058691.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, Russian Politics

Article 1 of the Russian Constitution states that the Russian Federation ‘is a democratic federative rule of law state with a republican form of government’. However, as this book has shown, whilst ... More


Value Change

Bernhard Weßels

in The Handbook of Political, Social, and Economic Transformation

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
March 2019
ISBN:
9780198829911
eISBN:
9780191868368
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198829911.003.0080
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Values are conceptions of what is desirable and thus contain moral (or normative) elements. Political values address general political principles, structures, and processes. Values are crucial for ... More


Contentious Minds in Action

Florence Passy and Gian-Andrea Monsch

in Contentious Minds: How Talk and Ties Sustain Activism

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
March 2020
ISBN:
9780190078010
eISBN:
9780190078058
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190078010.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change, Social Psychology and Interaction

Do activists rely on synchronized minds to perform joint action? What notions of democratic cultures do they hold? And what role does the mind play in participation and the sustainment of commitment? ... More


Among People

Balmiki Prasad Singh

in Bahudhā and the Post 9/11 World

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195693553
eISBN:
9780199080328
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195693553.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

India’s chequered political history and intertwining of religion into the socio-political fabric has imparted an all-pervasive sense of Indianness amidst all the distinct personalities of different ... More


Exile, Secret Societies, and the Emergence of an International Democratic Culture

Florencia Peyrou and Juan Luis Simal

in Re-Imagining Democracy in the Mediterranean, 1780-1860

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780198798163
eISBN:
9780191839382
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198798163.003.0009
Subject:
History, European Modern History, History of Ideas

Political activism acquired an international dimension in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, as ideologically committed individuals followed developments elsewhere, made choices in ... More


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