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Democratic Institutions

Rex Martin

in A System of Rights

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198292937
eISBN:
9780191599811
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198292937.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

It was argued earlier that active civil rights require agencies to formulate, maintain, and harmonize them; the question arises then, whether there are any kinds of governmental agencies that would ... More


Democratic Ideals

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/9780198295174.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter tests the validity of the institutional learning and diffusion axioms using the systemic variations existing in Germany between 1949 and 1989. To address the issue, the chapter discusses ... More


Support for Democratic Procedures

George Klosko

in Democratic Procedures and Liberal Consensus

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199270200
eISBN:
9780191699467
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199270200.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter focuses on liberal citizens’ support for democratic procedures despite the lack of consensus on rights and liberties. The discussion is organized as follows. Section 1 explores evidence ... More


Authority, Equality, and Democracy

Andrei Marmor

in Law in the Age of Pluralism

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195338478
eISBN:
9780199855360
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195338478.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

This chapter shows that considerations of fairness play an essential (but not exclusive) role in the justification of democratic decision procedures. It argues that considerations of fairness form ... More


LIBERALISM AND EXTREME HARMONY

David O. Brink

in Perfectionism and the Common Good: Themes in the Philosophy of T. H. Green

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
April 2004
ISBN:
9780199266401
eISBN:
9780191600906
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199266409.003.0021
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter focuses on Green's liberal political commitments. It is argued that Green's brand of liberalism mixes egalitarian social and economic reforms with a commitment to democratic institutions ... More


Approaches to Medical and Public Health Ethics

Jennifer Prah Ruger

in Health and Social Justice

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199559978
eISBN:
9780191721489
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199559978.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

This chapter critically reviews the existing frameworks in health ethics, policy and law and frames the author's ideas as a solution to a perplexing problem: the inability of current frameworks to ... More


Procedure and Substance

Sungmoon Kim

in Democracy after Virtue: Toward Pragmatic Confucian Democracy

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780190671235
eISBN:
9780190671266
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190671235.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory, Democratization

The pragmatic understanding of Confucian democracy not only establishes the inextricable intertwinement between democracy’s institutional-instrumental and moral-intrinsic values but further creates ... More


Saving Democracy from Ourselves: Democracy as a Tragedy of the Commons

Archon Fung

in Ideas That Matter: Democracy, Justice, Rights

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780190904951
eISBN:
9780190904982
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190904951.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

Though we all depend upon democracy, each of us in our public and civic roles is motivated to act in ways that deplete its sustaining conditions. In this chapter, Archon Fung proposes that one part ... More


Introduction: Economic Analysis, Democratic Procedure, and Distributional Assessment in Environmental Policy

Breena Holland

in Allocating the Earth: A Distributional Framework for Protecting Capabilities in Environmental Law and Policy

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780199692071
eISBN:
9780191799488
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199692071.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics, Political Economy

This chapter provides a general overview of the central problems in environmental policy that the book addresses. Key limitations of economic analysis and deliberative decision-making are ... More


Valuation, Justification, and Participation in Contemporary Environmental Policy

Breena Holland

in Allocating the Earth: A Distributional Framework for Protecting Capabilities in Environmental Law and Policy

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780199692071
eISBN:
9780191799488
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199692071.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics, Political Economy

This chapter problematizes the current economic approach to valuing the environment and justifying environmental protection, highlighting problems that can be addressed by the alternative approach to ... More


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