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Conclusion: The Case for Democratic Optimism

Andrew Reynolds

in Electoral Systems and Democratization in Southern Africa

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198295105
eISBN:
9780191600128
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198295103.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

This concluding chapter briefly makes a case for democratic optimism, showing that a clear pattern is emerging which suggests that contrary to the predictions of societal breakdown across sub-Saharan ... More


Protecting Human Rights: Instruments and Institutions

Tom Campbell, Jeffrey Goldsworthy, and Adrienne Stone (eds)

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199264063
eISBN:
9780191718304
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199264063.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

This volume addresses two issues surrounding human rights in both law and politics. First, it considers the content and form of human rights. What is and what is not to be counted as a human right, ... More


Introduction

Dan Sarooshi

in The United Nations and the Development of Collective Security: The Delegation by the UN Security Council of its Chapter VII Powers

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198299349
eISBN:
9780191714702
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198299349.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This book provides a legal analysis of the institutional mechanisms and processes which the United Nations (UN) employs force to maintain or restore international peace. The focus is both on the law ... More


Corruption and Human Rights in India: Comparative Perspectives on Transparency and Good Governance

C. Raj Kumar

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198077329
eISBN:
9780199081004
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198077329.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

The malaise of corruption has become deeply embedded in the political and social fabric of the Indian society. The increased scale and frequency of corruption has negatively affected human rights, as ... More


Institutions and the Stability of Cooperative Arrangements under Scarcity and Variability

Shlomi Dinar and Ariel Dinar

in International Water Scarcity and Variability: Managing Resource Use Across Political Boundaries

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780520283077
eISBN:
9780520958906
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520283077.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter focuses on the role of institutions in facilitating treaty effectiveness. It discusses the importance of international agreements in promoting and sustaining cooperation. It considers ... More


Critical Realism and the Organizational Case Study: A Guide to Discovering Institutional Mechanisms

Steve Vincent and Robert Wapshott

in Studying Organizations Using Critical Realism: A Practical Guide

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199665525
eISBN:
9780191771637
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199665525.003.0008
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies

This chapter explores organizational case-study research as a means to discover and explain the novel institutional mechanisms they contain. It addresses three problems that CR researchers are ... More


The World Bank and new norms of development

Susan Park

in World Bank Group Interactions with Environmentalists: Changing International Organisation Identities

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719079474
eISBN:
9781781703335
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719079474.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

This chapter analyses the ‘World Bank’ comprised of the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) and the International Development Association (IDA). It traces how transnational ... More


Comparing British Colonialism: Testing the Generalizability of Colonial State Legacies

Matthew Lange

in Lineages of Despotism and Development: British Colonialism and State Power

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226470689
eISBN:
9780226470702
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226470702.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Comparative and Historical Sociology

This chapter evaluates explores the generalizability of the findings from the in-depth case studies through several more abbreviated case studies of former British colonies. It analyzes eleven ... More


Humanitarian Armed Intervention

Seumas Miller

in Shooting to Kill: The Ethics of Police and Military Use of Lethal Force

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780190626136
eISBN:
9780190626174
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190626136.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

In this chapter it is argued that humanitarian armed intervention in relation to large-scale human rights violations is in some cases morally justified (e.g., the Rwanda genocide), and that ... More


Delivering Public Services

S. K. DAS

in Building a World-Class Civil Service for Twenty-First Century India

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780198068662
eISBN:
9780199080465
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198068662.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

In a recent report by the World Bank, the delivery of public services in India was cited as poor. The report attributed the bad service delivery to poor accountability and lack of autonomy. The ... More


Biotechnology Regulation in India

Sreenivasulu N.S.

in Law Relating to Biotechnology

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780199467488
eISBN:
9780199087358
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199467488.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Intellectual Property, IT, and Media Law

This chapter dwells on the regulatory structure of biotechnology in India. Ranging from the 1989 rules on manufacture and use of genetically engineered organisms until the 2013 biotechnology ... More


Socio-Economic Rights and Expanding Access to Justice in South Africa: What Can Be Done?

David Bilchitz

in The Global South and Comparative Constitutional Law

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780198850403
eISBN:
9780191885426
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198850403.003.0009
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

A key dimension of transformative constitutionalism has been the inclusion of justiciable socio-economic rights in Constitutions of the Global South. Yet, to ensure these rights are enforceable, it ... More


Sovereign Financing and International Law: The UNCTAD Principles on Responsible Sovereign Lending and Borrowing

Carlos Espósito, Yuefen Li, and Juan Pablo Bohoslavsky (eds)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199674374
eISBN:
9780191752315
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199674374.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Company and Commercial Law, Public International Law

This book provides in-depth analysis of the legal, economic and financial implications of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) Principles on Responsible Sovereign Lending ... More


What's the Worst That Can Happen?

Lee Clarke

in Worst Cases: Terror and Catastrophe in the Popular Imagination

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226108599
eISBN:
9780226108605
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226108605.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

This chapter examines the factors and processes in how worst cases are imagined. It analyzes the mental and institutional mechanisms at work when people imagine things. It suggests that whether we ... More


Education for Peace: Epilogue

Maria D. Sommardahl

in Promoting Peace Through International Law

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780198722731
eISBN:
9780191789496
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198722731.003.0020
Subject:
Law, Public International Law, Human Rights and Immigration

This chapter advocates education for peace, characterized by the UN Secretary-General as ‘the road to peace’. The chapter builds on and expands the idea that education concerning the components of ... More


Christianity, Custom, and Law: Conflict and Peacemaking in the Postconflict Solomon Islands

Debra McDougall and Joy Kere

in Mediating Across Difference: Oceanic and Asian Approaches to Conflict Resolution

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824834593
eISBN:
9780824871697
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824834593.003.0008
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter shows that the pursuit of peace often makes use of three institutional mechanisms — church, custom, and law. Contrary to popular perceptions of ‘closed’ island societies, this approach ... More


Introduction to Part III

Alon Harel

in Why Law Matters

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780199643271
eISBN:
9780191747809
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199643271.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This Introduction looks at what this next part of the book is about. The chapters that follow defend robust constitutionalism, which is that the value of binding constitutional directives and the ... More


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