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Containing Nationalism

Michael Hechter

in Containing Nationalism

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199247516
eISBN:
9780191599460
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019924751X.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

A variety of institutional mechanisms of containing nationalist violence is considered, including consociationalism, electoral design, and federation. Federation is a viable means of containing ... More


The Effects of Political Inclusion

Francesca R. Jensenius

in Social Justice through Inclusion: The Consequences of Electoral Quotas in India

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780190646608
eISBN:
9780190646646
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190646608.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Since 1950, SCs in India have been guaranteed a proportional presence in the country’s legislative assemblies. These quotas were designed with the explicit goal of integrating SCs into mainstream ... More


Social Justice through Inclusion: The Consequences of Electoral Quotas in India

Francesca R. Jensenius

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780190646608
eISBN:
9780190646646
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190646608.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

India has one of the most extensive quota systems in the world: the reserved seats for the Scheduled Castes (SCs, the former “untouchables”) in the country’s legislative assemblies. Combining ... More


Trade-Offs in Institutional Design

Francesca R. Jensenius

in Social Justice through Inclusion: The Consequences of Electoral Quotas in India

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780190646608
eISBN:
9780190646646
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190646608.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Chapter 9 summarizes the empirical findings and argues that quotas for SCs have played an important role in breaking down the social barriers associated with the caste system. This success is only ... More


Feeling Policy Represented

Sören Holmberg

in Elections and Democracy: Representation and Accountability

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780198716334
eISBN:
9780191784934
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198716334.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

The chapter focuses on how voters around the world perceive how their political views are represented by the politicians they elect to represent them. As it turns out, in a majority of studied ... More


Electoral Design, Sub-Majority Rules, and Representation for Future Generations

Kristian Skagen Ekeli

in Institutions For Future Generations

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780198746959
eISBN:
9780191809248
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198746959.003.0013
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory, Environmental Politics

The purpose of this chapter is to present and consider two alternative models for political representation of future generations. The first one has been proposed by Andrew Dobson, and it can be ... More


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