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Voter Democracy: Fend for Yourself

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/9780199572786.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, Political Theory

In voter democracy the citizens are king, particularly as preference indicators in directly aggregative procedures – as citizens who raise hands on matters in town meetings, make choices between ... More


Ousting General Pinochet

Sharon Erickson Nepstad

in Nonviolent Revolutions: Civil Resistance in the Late 20th Century

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199778201
eISBN:
9780199897216
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199778201.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter analyzes the civilian uprising that ended Chile’s 16-year-long military dictatorship headed by General Augusto Pinochet. In the mid-1980s, citizens formed the Democratic Alliance to help ... More


The Wreck of Article 370

A.G. Noorani

in Article 370: A Constitutional History of Jammu and Kashmir

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198074083
eISBN:
9780199080786
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198074083.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

The first section of this chapter presents Jawaharlal Nehru’s views on the ‘erosion’ of Article 370, based on the Lok Sabha Debates on 27 November 1963. The second section describes Union Home ... More


A New Right to Secession

Timothy William Waters

in Boxing Pandora: Rethinking Borders, States, and Secession in a Democratic World

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780300235890
eISBN:
9780300249439
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300235890.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter describes a right of secession by self-identified communities through plebiscites—a truly self-determined process. This new rule allows communities to identify themselves without ... More


People, Territory, Plebiscite: The Main Features—Objections and Answers

Timothy William Waters

in Boxing Pandora: Rethinking Borders, States, and Secession in a Democratic World

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780300235890
eISBN:
9780300249439
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300235890.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter discusses three main aspects of the new rule: people, territory, and plebiscite. It also considers some objections to the new rule and its effects—including the possibility that it would ... More


Broader Implications: Features and Effects of the New Rule

Timothy William Waters

in Boxing Pandora: Rethinking Borders, States, and Secession in a Democratic World

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780300235890
eISBN:
9780300249439
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300235890.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter assesses features and effects not directly evident in the rule's formal elements, but that are aspects or likely consequences of its operation: its radically ahistorical quality; its ... More


Transferring Power

Mary Helen Spooner

in The General's Slow Retreat: Chile after Pinochet

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520256132
eISBN:
9780520948761
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520256132.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, Latin American Cultural Anthropology

Around midnight on October 5, 1988, the commanders of Chile's air force, navy, and national police entered La Moneda. They had received a summons from General Pinochet, who had just lost a one-man ... More


Target Intimacy: September 2016

Alexander L. Fattal

in Guerrilla Marketing: Counterinsurgency and Capitalism in Colombia

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780226590509
eISBN:
9780226590783
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226590783.003.0013
Subject:
Anthropology, Latin American Cultural Anthropology

The epilogue ruminates on the FARC’s final guerrilla conference in the Plains of Yarí, an event that led journalists to snark about “FARC in the park,” or “FARC Woodstock.” There the author was ... More


Washington’s Passive Torpedoing of Statehood

Amílcar Antonio Barreto

in The Politics of Language in Puerto Rico: Revisited

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781683401131
eISBN:
9781683401414
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9781683401131.003.0012
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter focuses on recent developments in the language-status front. While the PPD has opted to leave the official languages issue alone, the PNP continuously pushed bilingual education as a ... More


Democratic Legitimacy and the Vicious Circle of People and Territory

Paulina Ochoa Espejo

in On Borders: Territories, Legitimacy, and the Rights of Place

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
July 2020
ISBN:
9780190074197
eISBN:
9780190074234
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190074197.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, Political Theory

Real borders are arbitrary. Could they ever be legitimate? Could they get their legitimacy through democratic means? The people could decide where the border should go, but this approach creates a ... More


Natural Borders: From the Natural Boundaries of States to Ecological Accounts of Territory

Paulina Ochoa Espejo

in On Borders: Territories, Legitimacy, and the Rights of Place

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
July 2020
ISBN:
9780190074197
eISBN:
9780190074234
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190074197.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, Political Theory

This chapter explores the historical idea of natural borders. Territories have been imagined as being naturally separated from one another by oceans, rivers, deserts, and mountains. Although most ... More


The Official Language Act of 1991

Amílcar Antonio Barreto

in The Politics of Language in Puerto Rico: Revisited

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781683401131
eISBN:
9781683401414
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9781683401131.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Representative Héctor López Galarza got the ball rolling in 1989 by introducing a bill declaring Spanish the island’s only official language. An ardent cultural nationalist, he drafted his proposal ... More


Restoring Official Bilingualism

Amílcar Antonio Barreto

in The Politics of Language in Puerto Rico: Revisited

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781683401131
eISBN:
9781683401414
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9781683401131.003.0010
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

While the PPD methodically debated the pros and cons of official unilingualism their PNP rivals, who won the 1992 elections, restored bilingualism within weeks of taking office. The PNP’s rush became ... More


Creating a Bilingual Citizenry

Amílcar Antonio Barreto

in The Politics of Language in Puerto Rico: Revisited

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781683401131
eISBN:
9781683401414
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9781683401131.003.0011
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

As the PNP upped the ante with official bilingualism, statehood opponents countered with nationalist performances: testifying before Congress in Spanish despite their fluency in English. For many ... More


Epilogue

Ángeles Donoso Macaya

in The Insubordination of Photography: Documentary Practices under Chile's Dictatorship

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781683401117
eISBN:
9781683401346
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9781683401117.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

The Insubordination of Photography ends with an Epilogue about the 2015 exhibition Chile desde adentro, one of the latest iterations of Chile from Within, a book edited by Susan Meiselas in ... More


The U.S.-Taiwan-China Relationship in International Law and Policy

Lung-chu Chen

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2016
ISBN:
9780190601126
eISBN:
9780190601157
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190601126.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Public International Law, Legal History

This book describes the central issues animating the dynamic U.S.-Taiwan-China relationship and the international and domestic legal issues shaping U.S. policy in the Asia-Pacific region. Two of ... More


Introduction

Edward Onaci

in Free the Land: The Republic of New Afrika and the Pursuit of a Black Nation-State

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781469656144
eISBN:
9781469656168
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469656144.003.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

An introduction of the New Afrikan Independence Movement (NAIM) focuses on why this movement deserves the attention of scholars and activists. It explains that the NAIM is just one of many attempts ... More


Restorations and Constitutions

Volker Sellin

in Constitutionalism, Legitimacy, and Power: Nineteenth-Century Experiences

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2014
ISBN:
9780198723059
eISBN:
9780191789632
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198723059.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law, Comparative Law

On the example of the French constitutional charter of 1814, in the nineteenth century many constitutions were imposed by monarchs as tools of restoration. By imposing constitutions, monarchs avoided ... More


Patronage Government (1953–63)

Aijaz Ashraf Wani

in What Happened to Governance in Kashmir?

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
April 2019
ISBN:
9780199487608
eISBN:
9780199097166
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199487608.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

The aggressive campaign by Praja Parishad in Jammu and Buddhist groups of Ladakh, assisted by Hindu nationalist forces in Delhi, deeply disillusioned Sheikh Abdullah. The nature of the revolt clashed ... More


Kashmir Summer (1975–89)

Aijaz Ashraf Wani

in What Happened to Governance in Kashmir?

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
April 2019
ISBN:
9780199487608
eISBN:
9780199097166
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199487608.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

The failure of ‘liberalization’ to neutralize the dissident voice further convinced the central leadership that despite deploying all persuasive measures by the governments, Bakhshi onwards, peace in ... More


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