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The Simple View

Andrew Mason

in Levelling the Playing Field: The Idea of Equal Opportunity and its Place in Egalitarian Thought

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780199264414
eISBN:
9780191718489
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199264414.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

This chapter begins with an examination of the simple view that equality of opportunity requires open competition for advantaged social positions. It is argued that this idea is not really so simple. ... More


Party Systems and Structures of Competition

Peter Mair

in Party System Change: Approaches and Interpretations

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198295495
eISBN:
9780191599804
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198295499.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This is the third of three chapters on political party systems and structures of competition, and presents an overall review. In the first section, Approaches to the Classification of Party Systems: ... More


Agents of Change: Crossing the Post-Industrial Divide

Charles Heckscher, Michael Maccoby, Rafael Ramirez, and Pierre-Eric Tixier

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199261758
eISBN:
9780191718687
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199261758.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies

This book focuses on the transition faced by business organizations and their stakeholders as they move from protected markets to open competition, and it explores how these changes can be ... More


Open Competition Races I: House Democrats

Matthew N. Green and Douglas B. Harris

in Choosing the Leader: Leadership Elections in the U.S. House of Representatives

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780300222579
eISBN:
9780300240795
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300222579.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter focuses on the most common type of leadership race in the House of Representatives, the open competition race: when two or more candidates run for a vacant position and none of them ... More


Open Competition Races II: House Republicans

Matthew N. Green and Douglas B. Harris

in Choosing the Leader: Leadership Elections in the U.S. House of Representatives

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780300222579
eISBN:
9780300240795
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300222579.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter continues the discussion on the open competition race, the most common type of leadership race in the House of Representatives, focusing on the GOP. It begins with a detailed discussion ... More


A Fateful Rite of Passage: The Gaokao and the Myth of Meritocracy

Zachary M. Howlett

in Meritocracy and Its Discontents: Anxiety and the National College Entrance Exam in China

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781501754432
eISBN:
9781501754449
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501754432.003.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter explores the high-stakes of the Gaokao as test takers must cope with tremendous pressure since the exam is their only opportunity to achieve social mobility to change their fate or ... More


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