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The Winner–Loser Gap: Contours and Boundaries

Christopher J. Anderson, André Blais, Shaun Bowler, Todd Donovan, and Ola Listhaug

in Losers' Consent: Elections and Democratic Legitimacy

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780199276387
eISBN:
9780191602719
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199276382.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Investigates the gap in winners’ and losers’ attitudes with regard to different kinds of attitudes about the political system across established and newly emerging democracies. The results show that ... More


Political Tolerance

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/9780198295174.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter explores the commitment of eastern and western Germans to the democratic creed by examining their willingness to extend democratic rights to unpopular political groups. It looks into the ... More


Basic Democratic Principles

Rached Ghannouchi

in Public Freedoms in the Islamic State

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780300211528
eISBN:
9780300252859
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300211528.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

This chapter discusses basic democratic principles. Here, the issue of political freedoms in the modern era can hardly be separated from democratic systems of government, simply because democracy ... More


The Democratic Design Framework: Motivations and the Dual Core

Michael Saward

in Democratic Design

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780198867227
eISBN:
9780191904028
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198867227.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, International Relations and Politics

This chapter specifies the features at the heart of the new democratic design framework. Focusing on what motivates the framework, it details the notion of ‘democratic sensibility’ and other features ... More


Conclusion: Open Democracy in a Global World

Hélène Landemore

in Open Democracy: Reinventing Popular Rule for the Twenty-First Century

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780691181998
eISBN:
9780691208725
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691181998.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This concluding chapter highlights the need to expand the boundaries of the demos outward, beyond the nation-state and toward something like a global democracy, perhaps one rendered possible by ... More


Democratic Process and Democratic Purpose

Joseph Lacey

in Centripetal Democracy: Democratic Legitimacy and Political Identity in Belgium, Switzerland, and the European Union

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780198796886
eISBN:
9780191838576
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198796886.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization, Comparative Politics

Theories of democracy have been refined to two main types by the latter part of the twentieth century, namely competitive and deliberative theories. This chapter attempts to provide an improved ... More


Jeff Davis Rules: General Beauregard and the Sanctity of Civilian Authority in the Confederacy

T. Michael Parrish

in Jefferson Davis's Generals

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195139211
eISBN:
9780199848799
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195139211.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter looks at the adherence to the fundamental democratic principles of supremacy of civilian control over commanders of powerful military forces as conveyed in the antagonistic relationship ... More


Disagreement and Precommitment

Jeremy Waldron

in Law and Disagreement

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198262138
eISBN:
9780191682308
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198262138.003.0012
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

This chapter examines the ‘precommitmentș view of constitutional constraints and a Bill of Rights with judicial review of legislation. The arguments put forward in this part of the book entail that ... More


The Democratic Objection to Constitutional Review

Víctor Ferreres Comella

in Constitutional Courts and Democratic Values: A European Perspective

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300148671
eISBN:
9780300148688
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300148671.003.0009
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter focuses on the “ counter-majoritarian difficulty,” which contends that, from a democratic point of view, it is not legitimate for courts to invalidate statutes that a popularly elected ... More


Core Values, Functional Constituencies, and the Democratic Principle

Yue Chim Richard Wong

in Diversity and Occasional Anarchy: On Deep Economic and Social Contradictions in Hong Kong

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9789888139446
eISBN:
9789888180349
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888139446.003.0012
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

Geographic constituencies refer to a natural institutional arrangement in an agrarian society where economic self-sufficiency is the norm. Yet, geographic constituencies have self-preservation powers ... More


Which Democratic Principles for the European Union? What Deficit?

John Erik Fossum and Johannes Pollak

in The European Union: Democratic Principles and Institutional Architectures in Times of Crisis

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780198716273
eISBN:
9780191784910
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198716273.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

This chapter first discusses the main democratic principles that figure at the centre of today’s debate on the European Union, in order to shed light on the question of the EU’s democratic deficit. ... More


Labour's foreign policy approach

Rhiannon Vickers

in The Labour Party and the World: - Volume 2 Labour's Foreign Policy since 1951

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719067464
eISBN:
9781781703243
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719067464.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This chapter identifies policies that reflect the six core beliefs at the heart of the Labour Party's foreign policy, which arise from its fundamental internationalist approach to international ... More


Designing for Feminist Democratic Representation

Karen Celis

in Feminist Democratic Representation

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
October 2020
ISBN:
9780190087722
eISBN:
9780190087753
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190087722.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, Democratization

Chapter 4 opens the second part of Feminist Democratic Representation. It first offers a discussion of the recent institutional and representational turn in democratic theory. Four ideals are ... More


To Make Democracy Safe for the World

in The Lost Promise of Patriotism: Debating American Identity, 1890–1920

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226315836
eISBN:
9780226315850
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226315850.003.0005
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

This chapter presents a clear point as been till now assumed that is the understanding by the cosmopolitan patriots of the United States, as a liberal proposition did not lead them to reject national ... More


Legitimacy, effectiveness, and efficiency of the ICN

Christopher Townley, Mattia Guidi, and Mariana Tavares

in The Law and Politics of Global Competition: Influence and Legitimacy in the International Competition Network

Published in print:
2022
Published Online:
March 2022
ISBN:
9780198859789
eISBN:
9780191892165
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198859789.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Competition Law

This chapter assesses how the International Competition Network (ICN) performs in terms of legitimacy, effectiveness, and efficiency. It recognizes that power must always be exerted in the interest ... More


From Nationalist Peace to Democratic War: The Peace Congresses in Paris (1849) and Geneva (1867)

Thomas Hippler

in Paradoxes of Peace in Nineteenth Century Europe

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780198727996
eISBN:
9780191794292
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198727996.003.0010
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law, Legal History

This chapter illustrates how the Holy Alliance and its Troppau Protocol express a principle which can be found—sometimes in disguised form—in virtually all ulterior peace movements: the idea that ... More


Radio's Democracy: The Politics of the Fireside

in Radio's America: The Great Depression and the Rise of Modern Mass Culture

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226471914
eISBN:
9780226471938
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226471938.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter evaluates radio democracy. The new radio democracy relied on mass communication and listeners' abilities to personalize it in order to adapt broadly democratic principles to fit a mass ... More


Contingent Elections

George C. Edwards III

in Why the Electoral College Is Bad for America: Third Edition

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780300243888
eISBN:
9780300249651
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300243888.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter focuses on contingent elections. If the presidential and vice presidential candidates fail to receive a simple majority of electoral college votes, the Twelfth Amendment provides that ... More


Introduction

Brian Wampler, Stephanie McNulty, and Michael Touchton

in Participatory Budgeting in Global Perspective

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
July 2021
ISBN:
9780192897756
eISBN:
9780191924194
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780192897756.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter introduces the reader to PB’s core principles and basic institutional design. The core principles include voice, vote, social justice, social inclusion, and oversight. All PB programs ... More


Building a New Jerusalem

Francis J. Bremer

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300179132
eISBN:
9780300188851
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300179132.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This book discusses John Davenport, cofounder of the colony of New Haven, who has been neglected in studies that view early New England primarily from a Massachusetts viewpoint. It restores the ... More


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