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South Africa: One Party Dominance Despite Perfect Proportionality

Amanda Gouws and Paul Mitchell

in The Politics of Electoral Systems

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780199257560
eISBN:
9780191603280
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199257566.003.0017
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Democratic elections in South Africa have been held using a closed-list PR system since 1994. Despite significant debate on whether the system should be reformed, the 1994 system has been retained. ... More


Northern Ireland and the Divided World: Post-Agreement Northern Ireland in Comparative Perspective

John McGarry (ed.)

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199244348
eISBN:
9780191599866
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199244340.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

Written by a leading group of scholars in the field, this unique volume examines post‐Agreement Northern Ireland from a comparative perspective. It shatters the myth that Northern Ireland is ‘a place ... More


From Conflict to Agreement in Northern Ireland: Lessons from Europe

Antony Alcock

in Northern Ireland and the Divided World: Post-Agreement Northern Ireland in Comparative Perspective

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199244348
eISBN:
9780191599866
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199244340.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

Compares Northern Ireland with a number of other divided societies in Europe, including South Tyrol, Cyprus, and the Hungarian regions of Romania, Slovakia, and Serbia. It argues that states are ... More


The Promise and Perils of Postnational Constitutionalism

Nico Krisch

in Beyond Constitutionalism: The Pluralist Structure of Postnational Law

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199228317
eISBN:
9780191594793
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199228317.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law, Public International Law

Chapter 2 analyses the legacy of constitutionalism for politics and law beyond the state. It retraces the different modes in which constitutionalism has been conceptualized in regional and global ... More


Drawing on Shared Experience in a Divided Society: Getting People Out of Their “Clumps”

Nina Eliasoph

in Making Volunteers: Civic Life after Welfare's End

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691147093
eISBN:
9781400838820
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691147093.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This chapter demonstrates the organizers' efforts to persuade their socially diverse youth volunteers to bond quickly, easily, and comfortably. Such efforts are based on the hope that the act of ... More


Framing the Substantive Issue in Constitutional Referendums

Stephen Tierney

in Constitutional Referendums: The Theory and Practice of Republican Deliberation

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199592791
eISBN:
9780191741067
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199592791.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

Referendums are criticized not just for obvious process defects but also on the basis that the subject matter is open to manipulation, which makes it difficult, if not impossible, to put a fair ... More


Introduction

Ian O'flynn

in Deliberative Democracy and Divided Societies

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748621446
eISBN:
9780748672004
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748621446.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

This introductory chapter begins with a discussion of the concept of deliberative democracy. It then sets out the purpose of the book, which is to show that deliberative democracy has crucial, but ... More


Locating the Discussion

Ian O'flynn

in Deliberative Democracy and Divided Societies

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748621446
eISBN:
9780748672004
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748621446.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

This chapter explores how normative and empirical theories might be successfully combined in order to make informed political decisions in divided societies. First it considers the theory of ... More


Deliberating National Identity and Citizenship

Ian O'flynn

in Deliberative Democracy and Divided Societies

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748621446
eISBN:
9780748672004
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748621446.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

This chapter examines two main forms that national identity might conceivably take. The first of these forms stresses civic institutions, public offices, agencies and officials, as well as common and ... More


Division, Democracy and Deliberation

Ian O'flynn

in Deliberative Democracy and Divided Societies

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748621446
eISBN:
9780748672004
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748621446.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

According to John Stuart Mill, a democracy cannot succeed unless its citizens share a common national identity. This chapter begins by highlighting two main reasons why this is so — in the absence of ... More


The Requirement of Reciprocity

Ian O'flynn

in Deliberative Democracy and Divided Societies

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748621446
eISBN:
9780748672004
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748621446.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

This chapter explores the requirement of reciprocity in greater detail, especially with respect to its implications for democracy in divided societies. More specifically, its purpose is to explore ... More


The Requirement of Publicity

Ian O'flynn

in Deliberative Democracy and Divided Societies

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748621446
eISBN:
9780748672004
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748621446.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

This chapter explores how publicity might be thought to contribute towards the creation a stronger sense of common national identity among members of a divided society. It approaches this basic issue ... More


Dilemmas of Exclusion

Ian O'flynn

in Deliberative Democracy and Divided Societies

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748621446
eISBN:
9780748672004
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748621446.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

Deliberative democracy appears to give rise to the following dilemma. The more familiar participants are with one another, the more likely it is that their deliberations will be successful. Knowing ... More


“You’re One or the Other”: Social Identities in Deeply Divided Societies

James Waller

in A Troubled Sleep: Risk and Resilience in Contemporary Northern Ireland

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
December 2021
ISBN:
9780190095574
eISBN:
9780197558751
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190095574.003.0002
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

A central defining feature of deeply divided societies is binary division: two contrasting segments of a population that represent a cleavage significant enough to impact a wide range of issues. ... More


A Troubled Sleep: Risk and Resilience in Contemporary Northern Ireland

James Waller

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
December 2021
ISBN:
9780190095574
eISBN:
9780197558751
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190095574.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

A Troubled Sleep: Risk and Resilience in Contemporary Northern Ireland revisits one of the world’s most deeply divided societies more than 20 years after a peace agreement brought an end to the ... More


The governance of sport in deeply divided societies: actors and institutions in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Cyprus and Northern Ireland

Laurence Cooley (ed.)

in Sport and diplomacy: Games within games

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781526131058
eISBN:
9781526138873
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526131058.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Sport and Leisure

This chapter seeks to address the question of how is sport governed in societies that are deeply divided along ethnic, religious or other lines? The chapter focuses on three case studies: Bosnia and ... More


Liberalism and the Constitutive Community: Recognition and Individual Practical Reasoning in Self-Determination

Tove H. Malloy

in National Minority Rights in Europe

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199274437
eISBN:
9780191699757
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199274437.003.0006
Subject:
Law, EU Law

This chapter attempts to theorise a model of critical citizenship that would bring co-nations closer towards moral recognition and/or ethical standing in divided societies. It investigates why ... More


Solidarity Across Divides: Promoting the Moral Point of View

George Vasilev

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780748697304
eISBN:
9781474416153
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748697304.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This book addresses the conceptual and practical challenges surrounding the promotion of solidarity in divided societies. It brings together the normative insights of political theory and the ... More


Insurance: ‘Addopt some plann for the poor mans protection’

Marc Brodie

in Neighbours, Distrust, and the State: What the Poorer Working Class in Britain Felt about Government and Each Other, 1860s to 1930s

Published in print:
2022
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9780198859475
eISBN:
9780191891816
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198859475.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Social History

This chapter tackles one of the other key areas usually believed to show working-class rejection of state interference in their lives—the development of their own friendly societies and opposition to ... More


Teacher education policy in Northern Ireland: impediments, initiatives and influences

Linda Clarke and Geraldine Magennis

in Teacher Education In Times of Change

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781447318538
eISBN:
9781447318569
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447318538.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Education

Linda Clarke and Geraldine Magennis describe the process of review that has been underway for many years in Northern Ireland. Although the system is a relatively small one, with just four providers ... More


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