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Pendulum Democracy: The Winner Takes All

Frank Hendriks

in Vital Democracy: A Theory of Democracy in Action

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199572786
eISBN:
9780191722370
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199572786.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, Political Theory

Pendulum democracy refers to the model of democracy in which political power alternates between two competing political parties or protagonists. Power follows the movement of the pendulum, and the ... More


War, Women, and the ‘Silent Majority’

Jon Lawrence

in Electing Our Masters: The Hustings in British Politics from Hogarth to Blair

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199550128
eISBN:
9780191701528
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199550128.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Political History

This chapter examines the influence of war, women, and the silent majority in electoral politics. The first section discusses the significance of radio and cinema as alternatives to the press, ... More


The Challenge of Mass Democracy

Benjamin A. Schupmann

in Carl Schmitt's State and Constitutional Theory: A Critical Analysis

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780198791614
eISBN:
9780191833991
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198791614.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

Chapter 1 analyzes Schmitt’s assessment of democratic movements in Weimar and the gravity of their effects on the state and constitution. It emphasizes that the focus of Schmitt’s criticism of Weimar ... More


The oratory of Stanley Baldwin

Andrew Taylor

in Conservative Orators from Baldwin to Cameron

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780719097249
eISBN:
9781781708361
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719097249.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

Baldwin is a central figure in the emergence of modern Conservative and British politics. Despite denying being an orator, Baldwin’s public utterances are often cited as critical in developing and ... More


Critical Americans: Victorian Intellectuals and Transatlantic Liberal Reform

Leslie Butler

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807830840
eISBN:
9781469606125
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807877579_butler
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This intellectual history of American liberalism during the second half of the nineteenth century examines a group of nationally prominent and internationally oriented writers who sustained an ... More


Marriage, Debt, and the Estates System: English Landownership, 1650-1950

John Habakkuk

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198203988
eISBN:
9780191676062
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198203988.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

Until the later 19th century the great landlords and the gentry were the central element in the social and political life of the country, and even as late as 1940, in the supreme crisis of English ... More


Polarized Confrontation: U.S. Aid and Propaganda versus Cominform in France and Italy, 1947–1950

Alessandro Brogi

in Confronting America: The Cold War between the United States and the Communists in France and Italy

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807834732
eISBN:
9781469602950
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807877746_brogi.8
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter discusses America's “permanent revolution,” which envisioned a land of ultimate emancipation for every individual and “for all human spirit” on Earth. The “permanent revolution” had a ... More


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