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From Representative to Responsive Government?

Jean Charlot

in Elitism, Populism, and European Politics

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198280354
eISBN:
9780191599422
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198280351.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Despite the rise in electoral abstention, decline in party identification, and lack of trust in political elites, representative democracy is not in crisis, although the economic policies of ... More


Taking Centre Stage: The Influence of the Service Attachés on the British Government

Matthew S. Seligmann

in Spies in Uniform: British Military and Naval Intelligence on the Eve of the First World War

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199261505
eISBN:
9780191718618
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199261505.003.0006
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter assesses the impact of the many reports and memoranda sent by the service attachés in Berlin to their superiors in London. It shows that their dispatches were taken very seriously in the ... More


Filial-Loyal Demonstrations, 1740–1759

Ho-Fung Hung

in Protest with Chinese Characteristics: Demonstrations, Riots, and Petitions in the Mid-Qing Dynasty

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231152037
eISBN:
9780231525459
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231152037.003.0004
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter focuses on the first of the three waves of protest in mid-Qing China. It delves into the strategies, ideologies, and collective identities underlying the wave of protest in 1740–1759 by ... More


Opportunity Knocks at the Door

R.V. Vaidyanatha Ayyar

in The Holy Grail: India's Quest for Universal Elementary Education

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780199463473
eISBN:
9780199087129
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199463473.003.0013
Subject:
Sociology, Education

This chapter describes how at a time of fiscal austerity when funds had to be curtailed even for ongoing programmes an unexpected opportunity arose to operationalize the new strategy for ... More


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