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Decentralizing Decentralization: Mexico's Invisible Fourth Level of the State 1

Jonathan Fox

in Accountability Politics: Power and Voice in Rural Mexico

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199208852
eISBN:
9780191709005
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199208852.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

This chapter explores the relationship between democratization and decentralization. In Mexico, the government promoted deliberative citizen participation nation-wide in rural municipalities, well ... More


Municipal Governments, Socialist Land Masters, and Urban Land Battles

You‐tien Hsing

in The Great Urban Transformation: Politics of Land and Property in China

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199568048
eISBN:
9780191721632
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199568048.003.0003
Subject:
Business and Management, Political Economy

Chapter 2 discusses local politics at the municipal government level. It focuses on land battles in the urban core between high‐ranking state units (or “socialist land masters”) ... More


Metropolitan Governance, Real‐Estate Projects, and Capital Accumulation

You‐tien Hsing

in The Great Urban Transformation: Politics of Land and Property in China

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199568048
eISBN:
9780191721632
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199568048.003.0005
Subject:
Business and Management, Political Economy

Chapter 4 shifts the geographical focus to the urban edge of metropolitan centers, and from urban to rural land. It outlines the land battles between expansionist urban ... More


The Durability of the Party System in Chile

Alan Angell

in Party Politics in New Democracies

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199289653
eISBN:
9780191710964
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199289653.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Chilean parties have shown a remarkable capacity for survival after years of turbulent ideological polarization followed by a prolonged period of clandestine activity during the Pinochet dictatorship ... More


International Law

William Cornish, Michael Lobban, and Keith Smith

in The Oxford History of the Laws of England: Volume XI: 1820–1914 English Legal System

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199258819
eISBN:
9780191718151
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199258819.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter treats public international law with a focus upon the extent to which it was allowed to leech into municipal English law, as well as conditioning British conduct of foreign affairs.


Private International Law

William Cornish, Michael Lobban, and Keith Smith

in The Oxford History of the Laws of England: Volume XI: 1820–1914 English Legal System

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199258819
eISBN:
9780191718151
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199258819.003.0009
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter outlines the emergence of the conflict of laws or private international law, as a distinct discipline within English municipal law; but one that cannot be severed from either the spread ... More


The Making of a Bourgeois Identity? Urban Histories and their Historians in Eighteenth-Century France*

Clarisse Coulomb

in The Crisis of the Absolute Monarchy: France from Old Regime to Revolution

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780197265383
eISBN:
9780191760433
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265383.003.0015
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

Some historians claim that there was no middle-class consciousness in prerevolutionary France. Nevertheless, it was during the eighteenth century that the genre of municipal history reached its ... More


Community Meetings in Early Medieval Castile

Julio Escalona

in Power and Place in Europe in the Early Middle Ages

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780197266588
eISBN:
9780191896040
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197266588.003.0010
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

Local community meetings have long been considered an essential component in the institutional development of the medieval kingdom of León and Castile. Yet the early medieval phases of that ... More


Local Government

Stuart Anderson

in The Oxford History of the Laws of England: Volume XI: 1820–1914 English Legal System

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199258819
eISBN:
9780191718151
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199258819.003.0014
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter discusses local government in the 19th century. At the beginning of the period there was local authority, exercised through the key Hanoverian agencies of the justices of the peace and ... More


Police Stories: Building the French State, 1815-1851

John Merriman

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195072532
eISBN:
9780199867790
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195072532.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

In the first half of the 19th century, France was still characterized by extraordinary regional and linguistic diversity. However, during this period the state increasingly became a central force in ... More


Nîmes: A Sixteenth-Century City

Allan A. Tulchin

in That Men Would Praise the Lord: The Reformation in Nimes, 1530-1570

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199736522
eISBN:
9780199866229
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199736522.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter begins by discussing Nîmes’s political and human geography, focusing on the province of Languedoc. It then discusses the town’s major institutions, including the présidial court, ... More


The Rise Of A Public Woman

Judith N. McArthur and Harold L. Smith

in Minnie Fisher Cunningham: A Suffragist's Life in Politics

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195304862
eISBN:
9780199871537
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195304862.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter situates Minnie Fisher Cunningham in the voluntary association culture of the Progressive Era, and traces her emergence as an activist and social reformer in Galveston in the 1910s. ... More


The Advent of Politics

Jan Palmowski

in Urban Liberalism in Imperial Germany: Frankfurt Am Main, 1866–1914

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198207504
eISBN:
9780191677700
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198207504.003.0002
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter demonstrates that the local government in Frankfurt had become completely politicised by the late 1870s, as a political framework had been established that was to last until the 1920s. ... More


The Discreet Limits of Loyalism

David Howell

in MacDonald's Party: Labour Identities and Crisis 1922-1931

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198203049
eISBN:
9780191719530
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198203049.003.0011
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

The National Union of General and Municipal Workers (NUGMW) was the most conformist of all the trade union affiliates of the Labour Party. In normal circumstances its block vote — 201,000 in 1925 and ... More


East–West Metro in Kolkata

M. Ramachandran

in Metro Rail Projects In India: A Study In Project Planning

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198073987
eISBN:
9780199080847
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198073987.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter discusses the development of the east-west metro rail system in Kolkata. It details the various phases of the project from proposal to implementation. Kolkata is the only city in the ... More


Borderline citizens: women and the political process

Kathryn Gleadle

in Borderline Citizens: Women, Gender and Political Culture in Britain, 1815-1867

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264492
eISBN:
9780191734274
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264492.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter considers how, as ratepayers, householders, electors, parliamentary constituents, petitioners, welfare providers, and policy experts, women in Britain were commonly treated as political ... More


The State’s Victory Over Defiant Municipalities

John Merriman

in Police Stories: Building the French State, 1815-1851

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195072532
eISBN:
9780199867790
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195072532.003.0008
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This final chapter describes and analyzes the gradual victory of state centralization over recurrent municipal claims of authority over the commissaires de police. It takes as its central example the ... More


Foreign Affairs in English Courts

F. A. Mann

Published in print:
1986
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198255642
eISBN:
9780191681615
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198255642.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This book describes and analyses the attitudes and techniques which English judges adopt or ought to adopt when confronted with problems arising from the conduct of foreign policy by the Executive. ... More


Telecommunications in Shanghai: A Case Focus on the Municipal Government's Role *

Eric Harwit

in China's Telecommunications Revolution

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199233748
eISBN:
9780191715556
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199233748.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

This chapter examines the ways a key city in China, namely Shanghai, built both its telecommunications infrastructure and operations services. It highlights the policy process at the municipal level ... More


Who Runs for Local Office?

J. Eric Oliver, Shang E. Ha, and Zachary Callen

in Local Elections and the Politics of Small-Scale Democracy

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691143552
eISBN:
9781400842544
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691143552.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter considers the types of people who run for office and the types of campaigns they run. It examines the impact of factors such as personal ambition, civic responsibility, mobilizing ... More


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