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Civil Society and Its Limits

Iris Marion Young

in Inclusion and Democracy

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198297550
eISBN:
9780191716751
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198297556.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Theories of civil society do not adequately distinguish the functions of private, civic, and political associations. A public sphere arising from free associational life both holds power accountable ... More


Social Difference as a Political Resource

Iris Marion Young

in Inclusion and Democracy

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198297550
eISBN:
9780191716751
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198297556.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Critics of a politics of difference have misidentified these social movements as asserting an identity politics of recognition. Most of these movements are better understood as resisting unjust ... More


Introduction

Leonardo Morlino

in Democracy Between Consolidation and Crisis: Parties, Groups, and Citizens in Southern Europe

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198280828
eISBN:
9780191599965
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198280823.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

The general guidelines of the research are indicated. The content of each chapter is illustrated. The empirical bases of the research in the four Southern European countries are provided.


Substantive Conditions: Pragmatism and Effectiveness

Jack Knight and James Johnson

in The Priority of Democracy: Political Consequences of Pragmatism

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691151236
eISBN:
9781400840335
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691151236.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

This chapter argues that for democratic competition to be effective, individual participants must be free to contribute their ideas and express their beliefs in the input side of the democratic ... More


The Challenge to Democracy

Russell J. Dalton

in Democratic Challenges, Democratic Choices: The Erosion of Political Support in Advanced Industrial Democracies

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199268436
eISBN:
9780191708572
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199268436.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter presents the current debate over the decrease in political support in most advanced industrial democracies and its potential implications for democratic politics. Theory distinguishes ... More


Democratic Challenges, Democratic Choices

Russell J. Dalton

in Democratic Challenges, Democratic Choices: The Erosion of Political Support in Advanced Industrial Democracies

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199268436
eISBN:
9780191708572
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199268436.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Declining trust in government and rising support for democratic ideals can reshape the democratic process. But the new shape of politics depends on the choices that citizens and governments make. The ... More


Imprisonment and the Democratic Process

Vanessa Barker

in The Politics of Imprisonment: How the Democratic Process Shapes the Way America Punishes Offenders

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195370027
eISBN:
9780199871315
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195370027.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter identifies the chronic long‐term differences in American penal sanctioning, highlighting unexplained subnational imprisonment variation. It asks why the American states established ... More


Down and Down We Go: Political Trust in Sweden

Sören Holmberg

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:
10.1093/0198295685.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

In Scandinavia, as demonstrated by the analysis of the World Values Survey in Ch. 2, people remain highly positive towards the political community and democratic principles; nevertheless, support for ... More


A Threat to Democracy?

Jeff Manza and Christopher Uggen

in Locked Out: Felon Disenfranchisement and American Democracy

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195149326
eISBN:
9780199943975
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195149326.003.0047
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

This chapter considers the impact of felon disenfranchisement on election outcomes. It begins with an overview of the implications of incomplete suffrage rights for democratic practice. It is ... More


Preliminaries

Jack Knight and James Johnson

in The Priority of Democracy: Political Consequences of Pragmatism

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691151236
eISBN:
9781400840335
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691151236.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

This introductory chapter presents the book's argument about the normative significance of democracy. Democracy is a set of institutions. It has an important priority among the available ... More


Introduction

Jeff Manza and Christopher Uggen

in Locked Out: Felon Disenfranchisement and American Democracy

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195149326
eISBN:
9780199943975
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195149326.003.0010
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

This introductory chapter sets out the purpose of the book, which is to analyze and interpret felon disenfranchisement laws in the United States. It examines whether and how large-scale ... More


Themistocles: constructions of motivation (Books VII–IX)

Emily Baragwanath

in Motivation and Narrative in Herodotus

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199231294
eISBN:
9780191710797
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199231294.003.0009
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter addresses Herodotus' presentation of Themistocles' motives, taking as a test case the general's rhetoric and conduct at Andros (9.109-110) and after. It reconsiders the possibility of ... More


Effects on Public Perceptions of the Legitimacy of the Opposition

Diana C. Mutz

in In-Your-Face Politics: The Consequences of Uncivil Media

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691165110
eISBN:
9781400865871
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691165110.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter uses additional experiments to investigate viewers' perceptions of the legitimacy of the candidates and issue positions they like least. Conflict is central to the democratic process, ... More


The Roles of Elections

Richard S. Katz

in Democracy and Elections

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195044294
eISBN:
9780199854752
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195044294.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter examines the role of elections in the democratic process. It aims to provide an alternative structure for considering the expectations about, and evaluative standards for, elections ... 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


Introduction: Pious Discourses of Democracy

Adrian Little

in Democratic Piety: Complexity, Conflict and Violence

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748633654
eISBN:
9780748652709
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748633654.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

Religion has long been a target for the critical weaponry of modern political philosophy. This book recognises the validity of many secular critiques of religion and the way in which they identify ... More


The Description of Electoral Systems

Richard S. Katz

in Democracy and Elections

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195044294
eISBN:
9780199854752
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195044294.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter describes various types of electoral systems and examines their role in the democratic process. It attempts to answer questions about an particular electoral system and examines the ... More


Lithuanian Muslims’ attitudes toward participation in the democratic political process: the case of converts

Egdūnas Račius

in Muslim Political Participation in Europe

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780748646944
eISBN:
9780748684281
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748646944.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Islam

In the analysis of the attitudes toward and actual participation in the political process in the country, the most interesting group from among Lithuania’s Muslims are its citizens who have converted ... More


The Constitutional Conception of Democracy

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/9780198262138.003.0013
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

This chapter examines the constitutional conception of democracy in relation to the belief that democracy is not incompatible with individual rights. This chapter emphasizes rights which fall into ... More


Candidacy

Richard S. Katz

in Democracy and Elections

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195044294
eISBN:
9780199854752
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195044294.003.0014
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter examines the impact of the regulation of candidacy on the electoral system and democratic process. It suggests that controls over candidates fall into two main categories. These are the ... More


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