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‘Losing Touch’ In a Democracy: Demands versus Needs

Robert E. Lane

in Elitism, Populism, and European Politics

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198280354
eISBN:
9780191599422
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198280351.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

The delegate theory of representation emphasizes responsiveness to public demands, while the trustee theory stresses response to public needs. Delegate theory, based on evaluative individualism, ... More


Attitudes Towards the West, Democracy, and the Market

Stephen Whitefield and Geoffrey Evans

in Democratic Consolidation in Eastern Europe Volume 2: International and Transnational Factors

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199244096
eISBN:
9780191600371
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019924409X.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

Addresses issues concerning attitudes towards the West, democracy, and the market. The first one is the extent of Western involvement and influence in the transformation as against internal and ... More


How Far Does Context Shape Content in Risk Regulation Regimes?

Christopher Hood, Henry Rothstein, and Robert Baldwin

in The Government of Risk: Understanding Risk Regulation Regimes

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199243631
eISBN:
9780191599507
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199243638.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Reviews received explanations of why governments regulate risk in the way they do and identifies a triangle of contextual forces that may sometimes pull together in shaping risk regulation regimes ... More


Charting the Inquiry

Robert Rohrschneider

in Learning Democracy: Democratic and Economic Values in Unified Germany

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198295174
eISBN:
9780191685088
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198295174.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter discusses the institutional learning model. The chapter examines how restraint, self-reliance, and corresponding ideals are developed together, and why a country's institutional ... More


Writers, Readers, and Reputations: Literary Life in Britain 1870-1918

Philip Waller

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199541201
eISBN:
9780191717284
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199541201.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

Charles Dickens died in 1870, the same year in which universal elementary education was introduced. During the following generation a mass reading public emerged, and with it the term ‘best-seller’ ... More


The Jury as a Civic Schoolhouse

Albert W. Dzur

in Punishment, Participatory Democracy, and the Jury

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199874095
eISBN:
9780199980024
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199874095.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter builds upon Tocqueville and Mill’s insights about rational disorganization and how democratic inclusion within institutions rather than exclusion leads to more moderate policy. Both saw ... More


Conclusions

David Sanders, Paolo Bellucci, Gábor Tóka, and Mariano Torcal

in The Europeanization of National Polities?: Citizenship and Support in a Post-Enlargement Union

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199602346
eISBN:
9780191739163
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199602346.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, European Union, Comparative Politics

This concluding chapter provides a summary review of the main themes and empirical findings developed in the book. It shows that the processes affecting perceptions of EU citizenship and engagement ... More


Presidents' Involvement of the Mass Public

in Who Leads Whom?: Presidents, Policy, and the Public

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226092805
eISBN:
9780226092492
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226092492.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

The institution of the American presidency has long been seen to encourage policymaking that caters to mass opinion, potentially at the expense of societal welfare. Today this issue is as pertinent ... More


Conclusions

Delia Baldassarri

in The Simple Art of Voting: The Cognitive Shortcuts of Italian Voters

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199828241
eISBN:
9780199979783
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199828241.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

Chapter 8 summarizes the various findings and discusses them in relation to the debate over the measurement of political sophistication and the more general issue of the low political literacy of ... More


Chief Executives, Policymaking, and the Public

in Who Leads Whom?: Presidents, Policy, and the Public

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226092805
eISBN:
9780226092492
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226092492.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter describes the implications of the results for circumstances in which presidents do not have better information than citizens. Citizens' policy preferences have a substantial impact on ... More


Introduction

Stefan Svallfors

in The Political Sociology of the Welfare State: Institutions, Social Cleavages, and Orientations

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804754354
eISBN:
9780804768153
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804754354.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

Political sociologists study the link between social and political life, primarily by understanding variations in the relationship between social structure, political orientations, and political ... More


The Civil State: Trust, Polarization, and the Quality of State Government

Eric M. Uslaner (ed.)

in Public Opinion in State Politics

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804753005
eISBN:
9780804767972
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804753005.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter investigates whether trust toward others in the mass public affects the quality of governmental performance in states. It proposes a model good government in the civil state for the ... More


Conclusion: The Once and Future Public

Manishita Dass

in Outside the Lettered City: Cinema, Modernity, and the Public Sphere in Late Colonial India

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2015
ISBN:
9780199394388
eISBN:
9780199394418
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199394388.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies, World Literature

The conclusion relates the book’s findings about perceptions of the cinematic public in late colonial India to lingering tensions at the heart of Indian democracy and to developments in India’s ... More


Triumphs and Setbacks: The Roosevelt Corollary, the 1904 Election, and the Dominican Intervention

John M. Thompson

in Great Power Rising: Theodore Roosevelt and the Politics of U.S. Foreign Policy

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2019
ISBN:
9780190859954
eISBN:
9780190935351
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190859954.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century, Political History

Chapter 4 examines TR’s attempt to implement the Roosevelt Corollary in the Dominican Republic. Roosevelt avoided acting in 1904 in order to avoid any controversy that might harm his prospects in the ... More


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