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Electoral Markets and Stable States

Peter Mair

in Party System Change: Approaches and Interpretations

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198295495
eISBN:
9780191599804
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198295499.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This is the first of three chapters on political party systems and structures of competition, and looks at electoral markets in Europe. It begins by clarifying the term ‘electoral markets’ in the ... More


The Constitution of the Territory and Politics of a Large State

Su Li

in The Constitution of Ancient China

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780691171593
eISBN:
9781400889778
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691171593.003.0003
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter examines the constitution of the territory and politics of a large state. It first discusses the problem posed by a large state before explaining how historical China became a ... More


Broad Nationalism: The Politics of the Virginia Plan

David Brian Robertson

in The Original Compromise: What the Constitution’s Framers Were Really Thinking

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199796298
eISBN:
9780199979707
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199796298.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

James Madison brought to the Convention a far-reaching plan to overhaul American government as well as a carefully prepared strategy for winning the Convention over to this plan. Madison was a ... More


The Small State Argument

Malcolm Harvey

in Debating Scotland: Issues of Independence and Union in the 2014 Referendum

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2017
ISBN:
9780198789819
eISBN:
9780191831492
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198789819.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

Unionists have traditionally argued that Scotland’s small size is a drawback to independence, pointing to the benefits of the larger union. In 2014, however, nationalists were able to point to a body ... More


Punishment and Cooperation

Jan-Willem van Prooijen

in The Moral Punishment Instinct

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780190609979
eISBN:
9780190610005
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190609979.003.0005
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

One of the core assumptions of the proposition that moral punishment is an instinct is that punishment stimulates cooperation among group members. This chapter starts with supernatural punishment, ... More


European Union Institutional Architectures: Structural Tensions, Dynamic Forces, and the Advantages of Hapticity

Simona Piattoni

in The European Union: Democratic Principles and Institutional Architectures in Times of Crisis

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780198716273
eISBN:
9780191784910
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198716273.003.0012
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

This chapter proposes a way of thinking about the qualities that a democratically legitimate institutional architecture for the European Union should display, particularly in times of crisis, and ... More


Innovation in Substance: ‘Empire follows the Balance of Property’

Rachel Hammersley

in James Harrington: An Intellectual Biography

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
November 2019
ISBN:
9780198809852
eISBN:
9780191847172
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198809852.003.0006
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Cultural History

Chapter 6 focuses on Harrington’s innovative theory regarding the relationship between land and political power. It asserts the novelty of the theory, as claimed by Harrington and acknowledged by ... More


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