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Ratification Processes in Comparative Perspective

Jeffrey S. Lantis

in The Life and Death of International Treaties: Double-Edged Diplomacy and the Politics of Ratification in Comparative Perspective

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199535019
eISBN:
9780191715952
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199535019.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, International Relations and Politics

This chapter surveys the countries and treaties in the study. It outlines the comparative case study method that will be used throughout the book to explore episodes of treaty ratification struggles, ... More


A Historian's Reflection on the Unsustainable American State

Lizabeth Cohen

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/9780195392135.003.0012
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Looking at the rising economic inequality of the last quarter century and how it undermines Americans' confidence that their democratic capitalist system remains sufficient in distributing political ... More


Democracy and Intermediation: Some Attitudinal and Behavioural Dimensions

Richard Gunther, José Ramón Montero, and Mariano Torcal (eds)

in Democracy, Intermediation, and Voting on Four Continents

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199202836
eISBN:
9780191695452
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199202836.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter discusses the central focus of this book, the nature of intermediation in a variety of democratic systems, and the implications of differing patterns of intermediation for the nature of ... More


Arriving at Democracy

Konrad H. Jarausch

in After Hitler: Recivilizing Germans, 1945-1995

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195127799
eISBN:
9780199869503
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195127799.003.05
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter focuses on the process of “inner democratization”, which went beyond a mere observance of democratic forms to an internalized belief in democratic value systems.


The Decentering of Democracies

Pierre Rosanvallon

in Democratic Legitimacy: Impartiality, Reflexivity, Proximity

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691149486
eISBN:
9781400838745
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691149486.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This introductory chapter considers the definitions of legitimacy in the context of democratic politics. Expressions such as the “great majority” or “vast majority” established the law of numbers, in ... More


Introduction: Intermediation, Information, and Electoral Politics

Richard Gunther, José Ramón Montero, and Hans-Jürgen Puhle

in Democracy, Intermediation, and Voting on Four Continents

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199202836
eISBN:
9780191695452
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199202836.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This introductory chapter explains the cross-national themes that are central to the study of politics in democratic systems. It tells the reader that this book is a product of the Comparative ... More


Parties and People: England 1914-1951

Ross McKibbin

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199584697
eISBN:
9780191702402
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199584697.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This book, the sequel to Classes and Cultures, is a historical reinterpretation of British politics in the first decades of universal suffrage. It reveals how the British democratic system developed ... More


The Role of Political Rights in the Democratization of Central and Eastern Europe

Jiří Přibáň and Wojciech Sadurski

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/9780199296033.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

Political terror had not vanished from the region of Central and Eastern Europe by the 1970s and 1980s, but was limited and exercised only against a tiny minority of dissident groups and human rights ... More


Democracy's Beginning: The Athenian Story

Thomas N. Mitchell

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780300215038
eISBN:
9780300217353
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300215038.001.0001
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

The first democracy, established in ancient Greece more than 2,500 years ago, has served as the foundation for every democratic system of government instituted down the centuries. This book tells the ... More


Globalizing Democracy: Power, Legitimacy and the Interpretation of Democratic Ideas

Katherine Fierlbeck

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719049958
eISBN:
9781781701416
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719049958.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

Democracy has become a victim of its own success: the more that global societies wish to be seen as ‘democratic’, the more inflated the term becomes and the less meaning it has. We must avoid looking ... More


Introduction

Nigel D. White

in Democracy goes to War: British Military Deployments under International Law

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199218592
eISBN:
9780191705595
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199218592.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration, Public International Law

The Introduction outlines purposes of this book. The book aims to consider the fuctions of the UK democratic systems during times of war and foreign crisis, when British troops are deployed to ... More


Energies for change

Philip A. Woods

in Transforming education policy: Shaping a democratic future

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847427366
eISBN:
9781447304067
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847427366.003.0010
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

This chapter summarises key themes from the book and emphasises that the energies for change and the potential to build a more democratic system are dispersed and will involve the combined efforts of ... More


A different view: organic meta-governance

Philip A. Woodes

in Transforming education policy: Shaping a democratic future

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847427366
eISBN:
9781447304067
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847427366.003.0005
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

This chapter discusses the emerging system of new education policies and systems. It discusses the movement from marketising meta-governance towards organic meta-governance. This move towards organic ... More


Disputed Congressional Elections

Josh Chafetz

in Democracy's Privileged Few: Legislative Privilege and Democratic Norms in the British and American Constitutions

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300113259
eISBN:
9780300134896
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300113259.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter examines how the House of Representatives and the Senate have handled disputed election results and qualifications. It considers three broad issues surrounding disputed congressional ... More


External Limits of Governments

Paul De Grauwe

in The Limits of the Market: The Pendulum Between Government and Market

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780198784289
eISBN:
9780191826856
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198784289.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics

The fundamental cause of limits to government action is the same discrepancy between individual and collective rationality which limits the market system. Individuals resist the attempts of ... More


Adoption and Design of Deposit Insurance

Aslı Demirgüç-Kunt, Edward Kane, and Luc Laeven

in Deposit Insurance around the World: Issues of Design and Implementation

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262042543
eISBN:
9780262271462
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262042543.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Econometrics

This chapter, focuses on the adoption of an explicit deposit insurance scheme (EDIS), what factors influence safety net design, and if these same factors are able to affect risk-shifting controls as ... More


Representing the Sacred in Mundane Politics: The Ideologies and Leaders of Mafdal and Shas

in Beyond Sacred and Secular: Politics of Religion in Israel and Turkey

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804758642
eISBN:
9780804763158
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804758642.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter explores the ideologies of Mafdal and Shas, the leading religious political parties in Israel. It examines how religious parties engage in democratic and anti-democratic ideas, and ... More


Lawyerly Fidelity: An Ethical and Empirical Critique

Lynn Mather

in Loyalty: NOMOS LIV

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814785935
eISBN:
9780814760918
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814785935.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter comments on Daniel Markovits's essay in the previous chapter, wherein he addresses the question of how lawyers' loyalty to clients and advocacy on their behalf contribute to political ... More


Recasting Public Administration in India: Reform, Rhetoric, and Neoliberalism

Kuldeep Mathur

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780199490356
eISBN:
9780199097036
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199490356.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

Ever since a democratic system of government was adopted and a strategy of planned economic development was launched in India, the planners were quite conscious of the need for an administrative ... More


Internationalism and Experimentation

Sharon Hecker

in Moment's Monument: Medardo Rosso and the International Origins of Modern Sculpture

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780520294486
eISBN:
9780520967564
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520294486.003.0005
Subject:
Art, Art History

This chapter analyzes Medardo Rosso's career in Italy in light of the shifting political climate in the mid- to late 1880s. His increasingly internationalist viewpoint had political and cultural ... More


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