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Third Force Politics: Liberal Democrats at the Grassroots

Paul Whiteley, Patrick Seyd, and Antony Billinghurst

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780199242825
eISBN:
9780191604140
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199242828.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This book examines the recovery of the British Liberal Democrat Party, emphasizing the role of the grassroots party members in shaping this recovery. A number of factors have contributed to the ... More


Democracy in the Making: How Activist Groups Form

Kathleen M. Blee

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199842766
eISBN:
9780199951161
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199842766.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

Democracy in the Making looks at how activist groups form. By closely observing the dynamics of 60 emerging activist efforts on the left and right over a three year period in Pittsburgh, ... More


Explaining Party Activism

Paul Whiteley, Patrick Seyd, and Antony Billinghurst

in Third Force Politics: Liberal Democrats at the Grassroots

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780199242825
eISBN:
9780191604140
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199242828.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This chapter examines grassroots activism in the Liberal Democrat Party. The results suggest that party activism can be explained by a combination of the individual’s psychological engagement with ... More


Grassroots Resistance: Property Rights and Residents' Rights

You‐tien Hsing

in The Great Urban Transformation: Politics of Land and Property in China

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199568048
eISBN:
9780191721632
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199568048.003.0004
Subject:
Business and Management, Political Economy

Chapter 3 examines two types of grassroots resistance in Beijing triggered by inner‐city redevelopment. One concerns property rights protests launched by pre‐Revolution private ... More


Greece

Maria Kousis

in Environmental Protest in Western Europe

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
April 2004
ISBN:
9780199252060
eISBN:
9780191601064
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199252068.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Analysis of 579 environmental protest events in Greece, reported in Eleftherotypia during 1988–97, showed an uneven decline of protest during the decade, an overrepresentation of urban environmental ... More


Political Violence and the Grassroots in Lima, Peru

Jo‐Marie Burt

in The New Politics of Inequality in Latin America: Rethinking Participation and Representation

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198781837
eISBN:
9780191598968
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198781830.003.0012
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

In the early 1990s, the rural‐based Maoist guerrilla organization, know as Shining Path, held Lima virtually under siege. The capture of the movement's leader by the Fujimori government in 1992 ... More


Introduction: The Environmental Challenge to Pluralism

David Schlosberg

in Environmental Justice and the New Pluralism: The Challenge of Difference for Environmentalism

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199256419
eISBN:
9780191600203
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199256411.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

The main issues addressed in the book are introduced, starting with discussion of the great diversity in the environmental movement, and making the point that the major groups of the movement in the ... More


The Politics of Networking in the Grassroots Environmental Justice Movement

David Schlosberg

in Environmental Justice and the New Pluralism: The Challenge of Difference for Environmentalism

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199256419
eISBN:
9780191600203
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199256411.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

The central claim of this work is that the diverse and fast-growing environmental justice movement in the United States embodies the newly emerging concepts and practices of critical pluralism, so ... More


Party Members and Inter‐Election Activities

Susan E. Scarrow

in Parties and Their Members: Organizing for Victory in Britain and Germany

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198279181
eISBN:
9780191600166
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198279183.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Organizers in German and British political parties have raised their expectations about what is to be gained from members’ interelection activities. Members are seen as increasingly valuable for ... More


Why did the Communist Party Reform in China, but not in the Soviet Union?

Johan F. M. Swinnen

in From Marx and Mao to the Market: The Economics and Politics of Agricultural Transition

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2006
ISBN:
9780199288915
eISBN:
9780191603518
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199288917.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter explains why reforms were possible during the 1970s in China under the Communist regime, but not in the Soviet Union. It argues that the reasons are a combination of a change in ... More


Local Elections and the Politics of Small-Scale Democracy

J. Eric Oliver, Shang E. Ha, and Zachary Callen

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691143552
eISBN:
9781400842544
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691143552.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Local government is the hidden leviathan of American politics: it accounts for nearly a tenth of gross domestic product, it collects nearly as much in taxes as the federal government, and its ... More


Public Catholicism

Timothy Matovina

in Latino Catholicism: Transformation in America's Largest Church

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691139791
eISBN:
9781400839735
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691139791.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This chapter explore how the growing Hispanic presence makes the ramifications of moral and social issues more imminent in numerous parishes. In this context, Catholic teachings such as those on ... More


The Prostitute and Society

Victoria Harris

in Selling Sex in the Reich: Prostitutes in German Society, 1914-1945

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199578573
eISBN:
9780191722936
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199578573.003.0005
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter examines the relationship between the prostitute milieu and wider society. It begins with the example of citizen vigilante Hermann Abel and the anti‐prostitution newspaper he produced in ... More


Obama's America

Carl Pedersen

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748638949
eISBN:
9780748672059
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748638949.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

The year 2008 will be remembered as the moment when the United States elected its first African American president. This book seeks to place the extraordinary rise of Barack Obama within the larger ... More


Harmless and Destructive Plug-in Volunteers

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/9780691147093.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This chapter takes a look at the adult volunteers who come to help in the summer and after-school homework programs studied in this volume. Adult volunteers' presence symbolize, in the funders' eyes, ... More


Washington Is Broken: Politics and the New Populism

Robert Wuthnow

in Small-Town America: Finding Community, Shaping the Future

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691157207
eISBN:
9781400846498
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691157207.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter examines how a new populism took root in small towns. In particular, it considers the ways that residents of small towns show antipathy toward big government, such as concerns about the ... More


Sociopolitical, Gender, and Cultural Factors in the Conceptualization and Treatment of Depression among Haitian Women

Guerda Nicolas, Bridget Hirsch, and Clelia Beltrame

in Silencing the Self Across Cultures: Depression and Gender in the Social World

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195398090
eISBN:
9780199776900
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195398090.003.0015
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology, Clinical Psychology

This chapter describes various social factors in the lives of Haitian women that intersect with the experience of depression. It presents an overview of socio-political influences on the health and ... More


Making Democracy

Kathleen M. Blee

in Democracy in the Making: How Activist Groups Form

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199842766
eISBN:
9780199951161
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199842766.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter introduces major questions and arguments and outlines the direction of the book. It includes general descriptions of the data and logic of methodology and background on Pittsburgh and ... More


No Ordinary Suburbs

Lily Geismer

in Don't Blame Us: Suburban Liberals and the Transformation of the Democratic Party

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691157238
eISBN:
9781400852420
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691157238.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

This chapter shows how structural processes, policies, and national trends intersected with the particular history, geography, and reputation of the Boston area to produce the set of ... More


The Evolution of Islamist Social Institutions in the Gaza Strip: Before and during Oslo (a Sociopolitical History)

Sara Roy

in Hamas and Civil Society in Gaza: Engaging the Islamist Social Sector

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691159676
eISBN:
9781400848942
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691159676.003.0004
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This chapter explores the evolution and role of Islamist social institutions in Gaza, beginning with the reformist work and philosophy of the Muslim Brotherhood and continuing through the first ... More


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