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Is Inequality a Threat to Democracy?

John Ferejohn

in The Unsustainable American State

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780195392135
eISBN:
9780199852543
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195392135.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Many believe that the government bears an active role and responsibility on how wealth and income are generated and distributed. With the rapid increase in income inequality in a number of the ... More


Democracy as a Condorcet Truth‐Tracker

Robert E. Goodin

in Reflective Democracy

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199256174
eISBN:
9780191599354
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199256179.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

It is a long‐standing debate within political philosophy generally whether we want our political outcomes to be right or whether we want them to be fair; while democratic theory has traditionally ... More


Poland

Ania Van Der Meer Krok‐Paszkowska

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:
10.1093/0198293860.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

The eight years of post‐communist democratic rule in Poland have been marked by a struggle between rival constitutional agendas, and although the institutional set‐up has remained the same as under ... More


Paths Out of Dixie: The Democratization of Authoritarian Enclaves in America's Deep South, 1944-1972

Robert Mickey

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691133386
eISBN:
9781400838783
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691133386.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

The transformation of the American South—from authoritarian to democratic rule—is the most important political development since World War II. It has re-sorted voters into parties, remapped ... More


Death to Tyrants!: Ancient Greek Democracy and the Struggle against Tyranny

David A. Teegarden

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691156903
eISBN:
9781400848539
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691156903.001.0001
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This is the first comprehensive study of ancient Greek tyrant-killing legislation—laws that explicitly gave individuals incentives to “kill a tyrant.” The book demonstrates that the ancient Greeks ... More


A Substantive Conception of the Rule of Law: Nonarbitrary Treatment and the Limits of Procedure

Corey Brettschneider

in Getting to the Rule of Law: NOMOS L

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814728437
eISBN:
9780814728789
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814728437.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter examines Waldron's compelling case for the importance of procedures to develop an argument for a more substantive understanding of the rule of law. In expanding this argument, the ... More


Nation of Devils: Democratic Leadership and the Problem of Obedience

Stein Ringen

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780300193190
eISBN:
9780300199017
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300193190.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This book offers a thought-provoking meditation on the art of democratic rule: how does a government persuade the people to accept its authority? Every government must make unpopular demands of its ... More


Why Study Bundles of Reforms?: The Debate on Democratic Institutions

Camille Bedock

in Reforming Democracy: Institutional Engineering in Western Europe

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780198779582
eISBN:
9780191824630
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198779582.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter starts by presenting the numerous conceptual and empirical arguments that have been put forward suggesting that political elites in Western European democracies have been trapped in ... More


Establishing the “Negro Party”

Omar H. Ali

in In the Lion's Mouth: Black Populism in the New South, 1886-1900

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604737783
eISBN:
9781604737806
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604737783.003.0004
Subject:
History, Political History

This chapter discusses the rise of black populist movements in the 1890s. In the 1892 elections, several black populist communities allied with independent political parties to challenge the ... More


Human Dignity as the Foundation for the Democratic Rule of Law: J.C. Hernandez v. J. Mesa Jr. 582 U.S. ____ (2017) as an Illustrative Case

Sonja C. Grover

in The Global Community Yearbook of International Law and Jurisprudence 2017

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780190923846
eISBN:
9780190923860
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190923846.003.0011
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

The notion of human dignity has in recent years come under attack from sectors of the interdisciplinary and legal academic community as vacuous and of little or no utility in judicial reasoning. This ... More


The Making of Law, Policy, and Policy Drifts

Norma M. Riccucci

in Policy Drift: Shared Powers and the Making of U.S. Law and Policy

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781479845040
eISBN:
9781479896356
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479845040.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter addresses the formal (i.e., constitutional) powers of the three branches of government. Theories of policy making, including the role of various players or stakeholders in the policy ... More


Conclusion: Democracy to Come

Fred Dallmayr

in Democracy to Come: Politics as Relational Praxis

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780190670979
eISBN:
9780190671006
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190670979.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory, Democratization

These remarks reiterate the view articulated in the book that the rise of modern democracy signifies more than just the expansion of the number of rulers, but rather a basic “paradigm shift” ... More


Crafting Civilian Control of the Military in Venezuela: A Comparative Perspective

Harold A. Trinkunas

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807829820
eISBN:
9781469603643
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807877036_trinkunas
Subject:
History, Latin American History

Unlike most other emerging South American democracies, Venezuela has not succumbed to a successful military coup d'etat during four decades of democratic rule. What drives armed forces to follow the ... More


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