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‘Paradise Lost’?

Carl-Ulrik Schierup

in Migration, Citizenship, and the European Welfare State: A European Dilemma

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2006
ISBN:
9780198280521
eISBN:
9780191603730
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198280521.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

The ‘Swedish Model’ has been taken to represent the quintessential social democratic welfare regime. Sweden enjoys a reputation for having one of the world’s most far-sighted immigration policies and ... More


Economic Inequality and Political Representation

Larry M. Bartels

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/9780195392135.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter reveals how increasing economic inequality among Americans engenders political inequality as well. Though every citizen should equally count in the area of politics and government in a ... More


The Social-Democratic State

Luiz Carlos Bresser-Pereira

in Democracy and Public Management Reform: Building the Republican State

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
November 2004
ISBN:
9780199261185
eISBN:
9780191601507
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199261180.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

The social democratic state rises from the Great Depression and Second Word War. And up to the 1970s, the capitalist economies grow enormously, at the same time that social rights were recognized and ... More


Historical Forms of State

Luiz Carlos Bresser-Pereira

in Democracy and Public Management Reform: Building the Republican State

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
November 2004
ISBN:
9780199261185
eISBN:
9780191601507
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199261180.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

A summary of the stages through which the modern state has passed historically. It began as authoritarian and patrimonial in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries: it was the absolutist state. In ... More


Democratic Legitimacy Under Conditions of Regulatory Competition: Why Europe Differs from the United States

Fritz W. Scharpf

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:
10.1093/0199245002.003.0014
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

Addresses concern over the so‐called ‘democratic deficit’ in the EU in comparison with the USA. The author deduces that there are two reasons for the political salience of this alleged deficit: the ... More


Democratic Publics and Democratic Institutions

Russell J. Dalton, Bruce E. Cain, and Susan E. Scarrow

in Democracy Transformed?: Expanding Political Opportunities in Advanced Industrial Democracies

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780199264995
eISBN:
9780191603259
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199264996.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter evaluates the evidence of institutional change presented in previous chapters in terms of Robert Dahl’s criteria for judging democracy: inclusion, political equality, enlightened ... More


The Transition to Liberal Democracy

Luiz Carlos Bresser-Pereira

in Democracy and Public Management Reform: Building the Republican State

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
November 2004
ISBN:
9780199261185
eISBN:
9780191601507
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199261180.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

Two related historical facts welcomed liberal democracy or the liberal-democratic state. On one hand, in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, social contract theory imposed a major setback to ... More


Socialism, Labor, and the State

Mark Bevir

in The Making of British Socialism

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691150833
eISBN:
9781400840281
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691150833.003.0015
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This concluding chapter explores the later roles of Marxism, Fabianism, and ethical socialism in the Independent Labor Party, the Labor Party, and the social democratic state. The dominant strand of ... More


Freedom of Political Association and the Question of Party Closures

Eva Brems

in Political Rights Under Stress in 21st Century Europe

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199296033
eISBN:
9780191700736
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199296033.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

The term ‘party closure’ refers to the prohibition or forced dissolution of a political party by a government authority. This issue is examined in the present chapter from the perspective of ... More


Conclusion

Eric Beerbohm

in In Our Name: The Ethics of Democracy

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691154619
eISBN:
9781400842384
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691154619.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This book concludes by considering the slogan that the democratic state acts in the name of citizens, arguing that there is a downside of this “naming.” It critiques this claim in relation to the ... More


THE CULTURAL STRUGGLES OVER THE SHAPING OF THE LAW

Menachem Mautner

in Law and the Culture of Israel

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199600564
eISBN:
9780191729188
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199600564.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

This chapter discusses a series of struggles that took place in the course of the 20th century over the cultural character of Israeli law. In the first half of the century, a ‘Movement for the ... More


State Parties and the Civil Rights Realignment

Eric Schickler

in Racial Realignment: The Transformation of American Liberalism, 1932-1965

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780691153872
eISBN:
9781400880973
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691153872.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter discusses the incorporation of civil rights into the program of state Democratic parties in the North and compares their stance to that of state Republican parties. The main evidence is ... More


Problems of the Democratic State

Stephen W. Sawyer

in Demos Assembled: Democracy and the International Origins of the Modern State, 1840-1880

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780226544465
eISBN:
9780226544632
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226544632.003.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This introduction lays out the book’s goal to provide perspective on the tension between the early twentieth-century expansion of state capacity in populist commitments to security, surveillance, ... More


The Plurinational State in Context

STEPHEN TIERNEY

in Constitutional Law and National Pluralism

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199298617
eISBN:
9780191708855
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199298617.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This chapter begins with a brief discussion of the purpose of the book, which is to address the issues of constitutional law which attend national diversity within the plurinational democratic state ... More


Bill Clinton’s “Russia Hand”

Strobe Talbott

in Conversations on Russia: Reform from Yeltsin to Putin

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195300611
eISBN:
9780199850754
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195300611.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

The interviews given by Strobe Talbott in December 2000 and early 2001 illuminate the critical policy choices driven by the personal chemistry between Clinton and Yeltsin. He responded with his ... More


The modern democratic nation-state

Helen Thompson

in Might, Right, Prosperity and Consent: Representative Democracy and the International Economy 1919–2001

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719077500
eISBN:
9781781701607
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719077500.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter reports the development of representative democracy, and also explores the problem of the authority of the state in representative democracies. The modern state became a relationship of ... More


Fragmenting Executive Power

Howard G. Brown

in War, Revolution, and the Bureaucratic State: Politics and Army Administration in France, 1791–1799

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198205425
eISBN:
9780191676628
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205425.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter examines the so-called second revolution in France during the summer of 1792 which resulted in the fragmentation of executive power. This revolution, catalysed by the Paris Commune, ... More


Emergency: Edouard Laboulaye’s Constitutionalism

Stephen W. Sawyer

in Demos Assembled: Democracy and the International Origins of the Modern State, 1840-1880

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780226544465
eISBN:
9780226544632
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226544632.003.0004
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter identifies the work of Laboulaye as key in providing American influence on the development of French democracy leading into the Third Republic. It shows that Laboulaye’s work, which ... More


Social policy language in Denmark and Sweden

Nils Edling, Jørn Henrik Petersen, and Klaus Petersen

in Analysing social policy concepts and language: Comparative and Transnational Perspectives

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9781447306443
eISBN:
9781447311607
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447306443.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

This chapter analyses the social policy language in Denmark and Sweden from the late 19th Century until today. Scandinavia has long been considered an international stronghold for comprehensive ... More


On the Relations Between the Secular Liberal State and Religion

Jürgen Habermas

in Political Theologies: Public Religions in a Post-Secular World

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823226443
eISBN:
9780823237043
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823226443.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

Is the liberal secular state nourished by normative preconditions that it cannot itself guarantee? The question expresses doubt that the democratic constitutional state ... More


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