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David T. Johnson and Franklin E. Zimring

in The Next Frontier: National Development, Political Change, and the Death Penalty in Asia

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195337402
eISBN:
9780199868674
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195337402.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter makes the case for a regional focus by reviewing the materials in the preceding chapters for insights from Asia about capital punishment in the world in the 21st century. The lessons are ... More


The Achievement of Constitutionalism and its Prospects in a Changed World

Dieter Grimm

in The Twilight of Constitutionalism?

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199585007
eISBN:
9780191723469
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199585007.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter provides an overview of the achievements of constitutionalism, and outlines its central elements of democracy, limited government, and the principle of the rule of law. It argues that ... More


Contemporary Conservatism and Government Regulation

Christopher DeMuth

in Crisis of Conservatism?: The Republican Party, the Conservative Movement, and American Politics After Bush

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199764013
eISBN:
9780199897186
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199764013.003.0014
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter explores the tension between conservatives’ opposition to the growth of government regulation in principle and their willingness to accommodate it in practice. It focuses especially on ... More


Introduction

Gilles Saint-Paul

in The Tyranny of Utility: Behavioral Social Science and the Rise of Paternalism

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691128177
eISBN:
9781400838899
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691128177.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, History of Economic Thought

This introductory chapter provides a background to the rise of paternalistic policies. The recent development of paternalism is not devoid of intellectual apparatus. Of all the social sciences, ... More


Why the Present Budget Policy Is Still the Most Sensible

Yue Chim Richard Wong

in Diversity and Occasional Anarchy: On Deep Economic and Social Contradictions in Hong Kong

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9789888139446
eISBN:
9789888180349
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888139446.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

Sir John Cowperthwaite, Financial Secretary from 1961 to 1971, said that the aggregate of decisions of individual businessmen in a free economy is more likely to do good than the centralized ... More


The Morality of American Law

Elizabeth Price Foley

in Liberty for All: Reclaiming Individual Privacy in a New Era of Public Morality

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300109832
eISBN:
9780300134995
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300109832.003.0002
Subject:
History, Social History

American law is underlain by a morality designed to minimize conflicts between individual privacy and public morality. In order to strike a balance between these competing forces, the structure of ... More


On Voter Competence

Paul Goren

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780195396140
eISBN:
9780199979301
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195396140.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

A half century of research shows that most citizens are woefully uninformed about public affairs, liberal-conservative ideologies, and the issues of the day. This had led most scholars to conclude ... More


Is Modern Liberalism Compatible with Limited Government? The Case of Rawls

Michael P. Zuckert

in Natural Law, Liberalism, and Morality: Contemporary Essays

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199243006
eISBN:
9780191697203
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199243006.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

This chapter discusses John Rawls, a thinker who was responsible for the new egalitarian liberal theory. The discussion includes Rawls' book, A Theory of Justice, in which he presents a number of ... More


John Rawls's New Conception of the Problem of Limited Government: Reply to Michael Zuckert

Jeffrey Reiman

in Natural Law, Liberalism, and Morality: Contemporary Essays

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199243006
eISBN:
9780191697203
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199243006.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

This chapter discusses a defence of Rawls's theory against comments and criticisms made by Michael Zuckert. The first section in this chapter features an argument that Rawls' argument for the ... More


The Indictment of the American Voter

Paul Goren

in On Voter Competence

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780195396140
eISBN:
9780199979301
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195396140.003.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

A rich line of research in political science and political psychology focuses on how liberal-conservative orientations and issue preferences impact the choices citizens make in U.S. presidential ... More


The Nature of Limited Government

Leslie Green

in Reason, Morality, and Law: The Philosophy of John Finnis

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199675500
eISBN:
9780191757228
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199675500.003.0013
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

This chapter explores the moral limits on state action: their sources, character, and stringency. It explains what is special about the liberal tradition of limited government: individuals and groups ... More


From Slavery to Liberty and Equality: Douglass’s Liberal Democratic Politics

Nicholas Buccola

in The Political Thought of Frederick Douglass: In Pursuit of American Liberty

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814787113
eISBN:
9780814725405
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814787113.003.0003
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter draws out the political consequences of Douglass's belief in self-ownership by describing his commitments to individual rights, toleration, and limited, representative government and by ... More


Looming Population Challenges

Yue Chim Richard Wong

in Diversity and Occasional Anarchy: On Deep Economic and Social Contradictions in Hong Kong

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9789888139446
eISBN:
9789888180349
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888139446.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

It is said that Hong Kong has inherited conflicting legacies from Sir John Cowperthwaite and Sir Philip Haddon-Cave's economic policy and Governor Sir Murray Maclehose's socio-political policy ... More


The General Will Constitution: Rousseau as a Constitutionalist

Ruzha Smilova

in Constitutions and the Classics: Patterns of Constitutional Thought from Fortescue to Bentham

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780198714989
eISBN:
9780191783142
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198714989.003.0012
Subject:
Law, Legal History, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter analyses the constitutional features of Jean-Jacques Rousseau’s ‘association of the general will’ and addresses the issue of whether and how the tension between popular sovereignty and ... More


Constitutions and Constitutionalism

András Sajó and Renáta Uitz

in The Constitution of Freedom: An Introduction to Legal Constitutionalism

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780198732174
eISBN:
9780191796524
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198732174.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law, Human Rights and Immigration

This chapter discusses the concept of constitutionalism and its relation to legal constitutions. It explains how the terms ‘constitution’ and ‘constitutionalism’ are used before asking what makes a ... More


A New Civic Motherhood?: The Evolution of Conservative Women’s Political Rhetoric

Melissa Deckman

in Tea Party Women: Mama Grizzlies, Grassroots Leaders, and the Changing Face of the American Right

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781479837137
eISBN:
9781479833870
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479837137.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter identifies motherhood frames used by Tea Party women to explain their political activism and to inspire other conservative women and places Tea Party women in historical context.


Completing the Constitution: Progressive-Era Economic Regulation and the Political Perfection of Article I, Section 8

Daniel Carpenter

in The Progressives' Century: Political Reform, Constitutional Government, and the Modern American State

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780300204841
eISBN:
9780300225099
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300204841.003.0014
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter is meant to be, in part, a counterpoint to the poorly researched and weakly supported myth of an alleged Madison-to-Wilson shift from limited government to social democracy and expansive ... More


Human Rights and Common Good: Collected Essays Volume III

John Finnis

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199580071
eISBN:
9780191729393
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199580071.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

This volume collects twenty-two published and unpublished chapters on a variety of topics related directly to human rights, justice, and the common good. The first nine date from 1970 through to ... More


Introduction: A Nation of Laws, Not Men

Elizabeth Price Foley

in Liberty for All: Reclaiming Individual Privacy in a New Era of Public Morality

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300109832
eISBN:
9780300134995
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300109832.003.0001
Subject:
History, Social History

This book explores individual privacy versus public morality and whether an individual should be at liberty to act in a manner that does not harm others but is offensive to many. It considers whether ... More


Civil society

Katherine Fierlbeck

in Globalizing Democracy: Power, Legitimacy and the Interpretation of Democratic Ideas

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719049958
eISBN:
9781781701416
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719049958.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

This chapter investigates the claim that a robust democracy depends upon the ability to ‘strengthen civil society’. It describes how and why civil society has come to be used so widely and with such ... More


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