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Elections, Parties, Democracy: Conferring the Median Mandate

Michael D. McDonald and Ian Budge

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780199286720
eISBN:
9780191603327
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199286728.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

The book proposes a unifying conception which shows that the differences between ‘majoritarian’, ‘consensus’ and other forms of representative democracy are superficial compared to what unites them. ... More


Mandate Theories: Government and Median

Michael D. McDonald and Ian Budge

in Elections, Parties, Democracy: Conferring the Median Mandate

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780199286720
eISBN:
9780191603327
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199286728.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

The argument of Chapter One is spelled out in more detail in terms of propositional tables and accompanying discussion. These show the considerable overlap in the conditions for any mandate to exist, ... More


Choosing Governments or Identifying Preferences? The Role of Elections in Democracy

Michael D. McDonald and Ian Budge

in Elections, Parties, Democracy: Conferring the Median Mandate

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780199286720
eISBN:
9780191603327
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199286728.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter lays out the general questions as described in the overview. Is it really satisfactory to have ‘democracy with qualifiers’ (majoritarian, consensus, and so on) each justified in their ... More


Democratic mandates: with Michael Saward

Robert E. Goodin and Michael Saward

in Innovating Democracy: Democratic Theory and Practice After the Deliberative Turn

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199547944
eISBN:
9780191720116
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199547944.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, Political Theory

The democratic aspiration of rule by the people requires that the people know — are told — what they are really voting on. The clarity and consistency of messages from candidates to voters matters ... More


Colonies and Occupied Territories: Transitional Administration Through the Twentieth Century

Simon Chesterman

in You, The People: The United Nations, Transitional Administration, and State-Building

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
April 2004
ISBN:
9780199263486
eISBN:
9780191600999
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199263485.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Despite the conceit that transitional administration was invented in the 1990s, much can be learned concerning the development of an institutional capacity to administer territory from examining the ... More


Unifying Theories of Democracy Through the Median Mandate

Michael D. McDonald and Ian Budge

in Elections, Parties, Democracy: Conferring the Median Mandate

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780199286720
eISBN:
9780191603327
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199286728.003.0013
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter brings together and tries to answer the questions about democratic politics raised in the text, many of which are classical questions of democratic theory. The purpose here is to bring ... More


Choices Parties Offer

Michael D. McDonald and Ian Budge

in Elections, Parties, Democracy: Conferring the Median Mandate

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780199286720
eISBN:
9780191603327
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199286728.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Parties and their programmes form the alternatives electors vote for under modern representative democracy. A precondition of mandate theory, as opposed to convergence theories of democracy, is that ... More


Between Anarchy and Society: Trusteeship and the Obligations of Power

William Bain

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
April 2004
ISBN:
9780199260263
eISBN:
9780191600975
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199260265.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

The international administration of troubled states—whether in Bosnia, Kosovo, or East Timor—has seen a return to the principle of trusteeship: i.e. situations in which some form of international ... More


France: Enduring Notables, Weak Parties, and Powerful Technocrats

Marcus Kreuzer and Ina Stephan

in The Political Class in Advanced Democracies: A Comparative Handbook

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780199260362
eISBN:
9780191601873
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199260362.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

French politicians became skilled political entrepreneurs much earlier than their European counterparts, but their professionalization was shaped by the fact that it took place within a centralized ... More


Toward the Future: The UNHCR in the Twenty‐First Century

Gil Loescher

in The UNHCR and World Politics: A Perilous Path

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199246915
eISBN:
9780191599781
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199246912.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

A key focus is the organizational culture and effectiveness of UNHCR as the principal protection agency for refugees. UNHCR functions with an imperfect mandate, under circumstances necessitating ... More


Jurisdiction: ‘Beyond Any Doubt’?

Rachel Kerr

in The International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia: An Exercise in Law Politics and Diplomacy

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
August 2004
ISBN:
9780199263059
eISBN:
9780191601422
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199263051.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

The political mandate of the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia impacted jurisdiction in three ways. It influenced the drafting of the Statute of the Tribunal in such a way ... More


Federalism in the European Union: Rhetoric and Reality

Andrew Moravcsik

in The Federal Vision: Legitimacy and Levels of Governance in the United States and the European Union

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199245000
eISBN:
9780191599996
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199245002.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

Moravcsik attacks the view, shared by Euro‐enthusiasts and Euro‐sceptics alike, that current developments in the EU herald the advent of a European federal state; according to Moravcsik, the EU lacks ... More


The Internationalization of Trusteeship

William Bain

in Between Anarchy and Society: Trusteeship and the Obligations of Power

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
April 2004
ISBN:
9780199260263
eISBN:
9780191600975
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199260265.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Examines the internationalization of trusteeship as it arose in the context of British colonial administration in Africa, the Berlin and Brussels Conferences, and the experience of the Congo Free ... More


Trusteeship as an Institution of International Society

William Bain

in Between Anarchy and Society: Trusteeship and the Obligations of Power

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
April 2004
ISBN:
9780199260263
eISBN:
9780191600975
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199260265.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Starts by pointing out that if the Berlin and Brussels Acts and the experience of the Congo Free State (as discussed in the last chapter) are understood as representing the internationalization of ... More


Ethnic and Cultural Pluralism in the Colonial Social Order

R. D. Grillo

in Pluralism and the Politics of Difference: State, Culture, and Ethnicity in Comparative Perspective

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198294269
eISBN:
9780191599378
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198294263.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

The colonial state represented a new type of polity, which emerged from the sixteenth century onwards. Colonial states, such as Spain, in the Americas, and Britain and France in Africa, differed ... More


China

Antony Black

in A World History of Ancient Political Thought

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199281695
eISBN:
9780191713101
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199281695.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

The theory of the Mandate of Heaven implied a single monarch who, as Son of Heaven, rules for the benefit of the people. His mandate depends upon his virtue. Confucius taught that the well-being of ... More


Theorizing Subsidiary Operations: System, Society, and Dominance Effects Revisited

Tony Elger and Chris Smith

in Assembling Work: Remaking Factory Regimes in Japanese Multinationals in Britain

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199241514
eISBN:
9780191714405
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199241514.003.0012
Subject:
Business and Management, International Business

This chapter considers the wider implications of the analysis of Japanese firms developed throughout the book, both for debates about the transfer and hybridization of Japanese production models, and ... More


Colonial Land Policies in Palestine, 1917–1936

Martin Bunton

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199211081
eISBN:
9780191695797
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199211081.001.0001
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This book focuses on the way in which the Palestine Mandate was part of a broader British imperial administration — a fact often masked by Jewish immigration and land purchase in Palestine. The ... More


War and Partition of Ottoman Empire, 1914–1922

D. K. Fieldhouse

in Western Imperialism in the Middle East 1914-1958

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199540839
eISBN:
9780191713507
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199540839.003.0002
Subject:
History, Political History, Middle East History

In November 1914, the Ottoman empire went to war against Russia, Britain, and France. On October 31, 1918, by the Armistice of Mudros, the war ended with the Ottoman armies suffering almost total ... More


Britain in Mesopotamia/Iraq, 1918–1958

D. K. Fieldhouse

in Western Imperialism in the Middle East 1914-1958

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199540839
eISBN:
9780191713507
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199540839.003.0003
Subject:
History, Political History, Middle East History

This chapter examines British rule in Mesopotamia/Iraq during the years 1918-1958. There were two dominant features of the British position in Mesopotamia (now known as Iraq) that were largely to ... More


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