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Mapping Political Support in the 1990s: A Global Analysis

Hans‐Dieter Klingemann

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:
10.1093/0198295685.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

The main goal of this chapter is to use an extensive body of comparative survey research to map patterns and forms of political support across a wide range of political conditions. While the goal is ... More


Critical Citizens: Global Support for Democratic Government

Pippa Norris (ed.)

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198295686
eISBN:
9780191600043
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198295685.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This arose as part of an ongoing project on ‘Visions of Governance for the Twenty‐first Century’ initiated in 1996 at the John F. Kennedy School of Government, which aims to explore what people want ... More


Romania

Tony Verheijen

in Semi-Presidentialism in Europe

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198293866
eISBN:
9780191599156
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198293860.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Romania emerged from one of the darkest periods in its history in December 1989, when Ceauşsescu's regime was overthrown, leaving Romania with a traumatized population and a devastated economy, and ... More


Beyond Devolution: From Subsidiarily to Mutuality

Marc Landy and Steven M. Teles

in The Federal Vision: Legitimacy and Levels of Governance in the United States and the European Union

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199245000
eISBN:
9780191599996
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199245002.003.0017
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

In this chapter, Landy and Teles take a strong normative stance in favour of decentralization. They echo a point made on economic grounds by Scharpf in Ch. 13, namely, that the role at the federal ... More


The United States and the European Union: Models for Their Epochs

Daniel J. Elazar

in The Federal Vision: Legitimacy and Levels of Governance in the United States and the European Union

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199245000
eISBN:
9780191599996
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199245002.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

Draws a contrast between the American and European experiences of union, the one built upon an indigenous American ideology, which may be properly termed federal democracy, and the other in which ... More


Change and Continuity

Johan P. Olsen

in Governing through Institution Building: Institutional Theory and Recent European Experiments in Democratic Organization

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199593934
eISBN:
9780191594632
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199593934.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, European Union

Chapter 3 attends to the mechanisms through which institutions arise, evolve, and decline. The main part explores institutional sources of continuity and change, institutionalization and ... More


The United States and the Global Struggle for Democracy

Tony Smith

in America's Mission: The United States and the Worldwide Struggle for Democracy

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691154923
eISBN:
9781400842025
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691154923.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This book offers a historical account of American efforts “to make the world safe for democracy” and the results of these attempts in the context of their own ambitions. It also examines how American ... More


Introduction

David Rueda

in Social Democracy Inside Out: Partisanship and Labor Market Policy in Advanced Industrialized Democracies

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199216352
eISBN:
9780191712241
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199216352.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter begins by presenting the main argument of the book, namely asking whether the well-known assumption that social democratic governments will defend the interests of labour is valid. It ... More


Efficiency and Responsiveness

Ian Scott

in The Public Sector in Hong Kong

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622091726
eISBN:
9789882207578
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622091726.003.0048
Subject:
History, Political History

This chapter focuses on efficiency and responsiveness — two values that are significant in meeting the expectations of the people, winning popular support, and reducing legitimacy deficit, ... More


Beyond Exchanging First Principles? Some Closing Comments

Christopher Hood

in Transparency: The Key to Better Governance?

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263839
eISBN:
9780191734915
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263839.003.0013
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This concluding chapter explores four issues. First, what have we learned about transparency and how has it changed? Second, what seems to affect transparency – what accounts for growth or decline in ... More


Encroachments on Civil Society

Ma Nagok

in Political Development in Hong Kong: State, Political Society, and Civil Society

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622098107
eISBN:
9789882207271
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622098107.003.0007
Subject:
History, Political History

The non-democratic governments are bound to do something about the increased likelihood of changing an authoritarian regime through how a strong and autonomous civil society can check an ... More


Accountability in the European Union

Carol Harlow

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199245970
eISBN:
9780191697517
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199245970.001.0001
Subject:
Law, EU Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This work approaches the issue of democratic deficit from the angle of accountability, seen in contemporary society as an essential element of democratic government. It looks at differing ... More


The Rise of Neo-Wilsonian Theory

Tony Smith

in Why Wilson Matters: The Origin of American Liberal Internationalism and Its Crisis Today

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780691183480
eISBN:
9781400883400
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691183480.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter addresses the rise of neo-Wilsonianism. The problem with neo-Wilsonianism is that it replaced the relatively amorphous thinking of liberal internationalism with a much “harder” ideology, ... More


Public Policy Investment: Priority-Setting and Conditional Representation In British Statecraft

Anthony Bertelli and Peter John

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199663972
eISBN:
9780191755996
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199663972.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This book addresses one of the enduring questions of democratic government: why do governments choose some public policies but not others? Political executives focus on a range of policy issues, such ... More


The Future of Multicultural Britain: Confronting the Progressive Dilemma

Pathik Pathak

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748635443
eISBN:
9780748652877
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748635443.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

Global politics are deeply affected by issues surrounding cultural identity. Profound cultural diversity has made national majorities increasingly anxious, and democratic governments are under ... More


/ “The Thing is New”: Sovereignty and Slavery in Democracy in America

Jennifer Greiman

in Democracy's Spectacle: Sovereignty and Public Life in Antebellum American Writing

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780823230990
eISBN:
9780823241156
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823230990.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

In a footnote appended to Democracy in America's most famous chapter, “Tyranny of the Majority,” Tocqueville offers two anecdotes whose relationship to each other appears to lie in the illustration ... More


Rights Beyond Borders: The Global Community and the Struggle over Human Rights in China

Rosemary Foot

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198297765
eISBN:
9780191599279
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198297769.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Over the five decades since the establishment of the UN Charter and Universal Declaration of Human Rights, human rights issues have become a dominant feature of the international system, embracing ... More


Democracy Promotion through Progressive Imperialism

Tony Smith

in Why Wilson Matters: The Origin of American Liberal Internationalism and Its Crisis Today

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780691183480
eISBN:
9781400883400
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691183480.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter examines Woodrow Wilson's efforts, first as an academic, later as president of the United States, to promote democracy through “progressive imperialism.” A first step for Wilson was to ... More


Free Expression and Democracy in America: A History

Stephen M. Feldman

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226240664
eISBN:
9780226240749
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226240749.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

From the 1798 Sedition Act to the war on terror, numerous presidents, members of Congress, Supreme Court justices, and local officials have endorsed the silencing of free expression. If the ... More


Social Democratic reforms of the welfare state: Germany and the UK compared

Martin Seeleib-Kaiser

in Modernising the welfare state: The Blair legacy

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847420404
eISBN:
9781447302834
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847420404.003.0014
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

Social Democrats regained power in the UK and Germany in the late 1990s, after long periods spent in opposition. This chapter takes stock of welfare state reforms in both countries and aims to answer ... More


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