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Rationalizing Persisting Opposition

Robert E. Goodin

in Reflective Democracy

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199256174
eISBN:
9780191599354
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199256179.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This is the last of four chapters on belief democracy, and discusses how to rationalize persistent opposition in the light of Wollheim's paradox (how can you vote one way, and then immediately accept ... More


The Requirement for Resignation

DIANA WOODHOUSE

in Ministers and Parliament: Accountability in Theory and Practice

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198278924
eISBN:
9780191684265
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198278924.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

Ministerial resignations are frequently called for, most often by the opposition as part of a standard demand for ministerial accountability, but seldom proffered. Indeed, in the period from World ... More


Autonomy, Gender, Politics

Marilyn Friedman

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780195138504
eISBN:
9780199785902
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195138503.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy

Women have historically been prevented from living autonomously by systematic injustice, subordination, and oppression. The lingering effects of these practices have prompted many feminists to view ... More


Liberal and Illiberal Democracy After Communism

Milada Anna Vachudova

in Europe Undivided: Democracy, Leverage, and Integration After Communism

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
April 2005
ISBN:
9780199241194
eISBN:
9780191602382
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199241198.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

The empirical variation between the political trajectories of Poland, Hungary, and the Czech Republic, on the one hand, and Romania, Bulgaria, and Slovakia, on the other, is striking in the early ... More


Wickedness and Vices

Robert Merrihew Adams

in A Theory of Virtue: Excellence in Being for the Good

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780199207510
eISBN:
9780191708824
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199207510.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter rejects the notion of absolute evil and argues that even Satanic wickedness cannot be understood as unqualified opposition to all goods. Badness of character is found in the way one ... More


Parliaments and Representation

R. A. W. Rhodes, John Wanna, and Patrick Weller

in Comparing Westminster

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199563494
eISBN:
9780191722721
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199563494.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, UK Politics

This chapter explores the dilemmas facing parliaments, especially their relations with the executive, and the changing patterns of representation. It focuses on five topics: the limits to ... More


The Sovereign's Private Secretary

Vernon Bogdanor

in The Monarchy and the Constitution

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198293347
eISBN:
9780191598821
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198293348.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

The office of private secretary to the sovereign is crucial to the working of constitutional monarchy. But it evolved in an unnoticed and unplanned way, almost by accident. The history of the ... More


Constitutionalism in Belarus: A False Start

Alexander Lukashuk

in Democratic Consolidation in Eastern Europe Volume 1: Institutional Engineering

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199244089
eISBN:
9780191600364
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199244081.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

Describes the failure of the constitution‐drafting process to contribute to democratic consolidation in Belarus. Today, Belarus is considered the worst authoritarian regime in Eastern Europe. The ... More


Reforming Electoral Systems in Mexico

Juan Molinar Horcasitas and Jeffrey A. Weldon

in Mixed-Member Electoral Systems: The Best of Both Worlds?

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199257683
eISBN:
9780191600241
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019925768X.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Mexico has a long experience with highly majoritarian variants of mixed‐member systems, but has recently been made more proportional in a process of democratization. Electoral reform has developed ... More


From Reshaping to Resizing a Failing State? the Case of the Congo/Zaïre

Thomas M. Callaghy

in Right-sizing the State: The Politics of Moving Borders

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199244904
eISBN:
9780191600050
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199244901.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Thomas Callaghy applies Lustick's theory of institutionalization and deinstitutionalization to Zaïre under the dictatorship of Mobutu Sese Seko, and the subsequent conflict under Laurent Kabila. He ... More


Constitutional Politics in France and Germany

Alec Stone Sweet

in On Law, Politics, and Judicialization

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199256488
eISBN:
9780191600234
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199256489.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This is the second of two papers that explore the politics of constitutional review – the power of a court or other organ of government to review the constitutionality of public acts, including ... More


War and Democratic Constraint: How the Public Influences Foreign Policy

Matthew A. Baum and Philip B. K. Potter

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691164984
eISBN:
9781400866472
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691164984.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Why do some democracies reflect their citizens' foreign policy preferences better than others? What roles do the media, political parties, and the electoral system play in a democracy's decision to ... More


No God on the Quad: Efforts Toward a Purely Secular University

Elaine Howard Ecklund

in Science vs Religion: What Do Scientists Really Believe?

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195392982
eISBN:
9780199777105
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195392982.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

What place do scientists think religion ought to occupy in their particular universities as well as universities more generally? Ecklund shows that elite universities with religious roots have ... More


Existential Import and the Square of Opposition

Gyula Klima

in John Buridan

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195176223
eISBN:
9780199871957
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195176223.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Church History

The sixth chapter discusses the issue of how the reconstruction of the relevant parts of Buridan’s logic and medieval logic in general, using restricted variables, validates the attribution of ... More


Better Patents: A Post-Grant Opposition Procedure

Michael A. Carrier

in Innovation for the 21st Century: Harnessing the Power of Intellectual Property and Antitrust Law

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195342581
eISBN:
9780199867035
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195342581.003.0009
Subject:
Law, Intellectual Property, IT, and Media Law

This chapter begins by detailing difficulties with the application process at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) that explain the issuance of invalid patents. It then shows why this problem ... More


Embedded Realpolitik? Reevaluating United States' Opposition to the International Criminal Court

Charles A. Smith and Heather M. Smith

in Governance, Order, and the International Criminal Court: Between Realpolitik and a Cosmopolitan Court

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199546732
eISBN:
9780191720406
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199546732.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics, International Relations and Politics

The United States, in the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks, sought to disengage actively from the International Criminal Court (ICC). In many ways, the new, post 9/11 realpolitik-based strategy can be ... More


The Chinese Arms Embargo Affair

Nicola Casarini

in Remaking Global Order: The Evolution of Europe-China Relations and its Implications for East Asia and the United States

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199560073
eISBN:
9780191721168
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199560073.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter examines the debate surrounding the proposal — (officially put forward in Autumn 2003) to lift the EU arms embargo imposed on China in June 1989, after the crackdown on students in ... More


The Sources of Opposition Party Strength

Adrienne LeBas

in From Protest to Parties: Party-Building and Democratization in Africa

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199546862
eISBN:
9780191728594
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199546862.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

Why do we see the emergence of strong, cross-ethnic opposition parties in some democratizing regimes, while opposition parties in other countries remain organizationally underdeveloped and often ... More


The Rise and the Fall of the Economic Technocrats

Roderic Ai Camp

in The Metamorphosis of Leadership in a Democratic Mexico

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199742851
eISBN:
9780199866298
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199742851.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

The traditional view of Mexican leadership suggests that only one significant shift in the professional training and education credentials defining technocratic politicians has occurred in the second ... More


Deliberations and Predispositions

James Herbert

in Creating the AHRC: An Arts and Humanities Research Council for the United Kingdom in the Twenty-first Century

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264294
eISBN:
9780191734335
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264294.003.0010
Subject:
Sociology, Education

This chapter discusses deliberations and predispositions that were made before the final approval of the establishment of the Arts and Humanities Research Council/Board. After the second reading of ... More


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