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Civil Society and Its Limits

Iris Marion Young

in Inclusion and Democracy

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198297550
eISBN:
9780191716751
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198297556.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Theories of civil society do not adequately distinguish the functions of private, civic, and political associations. A public sphere arising from free associational life both holds power accountable ... More


Political Engagement as Instrumental Good: Tocqueville, Attention Deficit, and Energy

Ben Berger

in Attention Deficit Democracy: The Paradox of Civic Engagement

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691144689
eISBN:
9781400840311
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691144689.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

This chapter examines Alexis de Tocqueville's defense of political engagement as instrumental good. Tocqueville's insights on attention and energy and their importance for sustainable self-government ... More


Freedom of Political Association and the Question of Party Closures

Eva Brems

in Political Rights Under Stress in 21st Century Europe

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199296033
eISBN:
9780191700736
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199296033.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

The term ‘party closure’ refers to the prohibition or forced dissolution of a political party by a government authority. This issue is examined in the present chapter from the perspective of ... More


Politics, Citizenship, and Association

Kevin Butterfield

in The Making of Tocqueville'S America: Law and Association in the Early United States

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226297088
eISBN:
9780226297118
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226297118.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter will examine an important and revealing refrain in the political debates of the 1790s and the first decade of the nineteenth century, when the first party debates between Federalists and ... More


Critical Conversation in the 1790s: Godwin, Hays, and Wollstonecraft

Jon Mee

in Conversable Worlds: Literature, Contention, and Community 1762 to 1830

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199591749
eISBN:
9780191731433
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199591749.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This chapter focuses on the particular conversable world created by London’s radical intelligensia in the 1790s. It explores the idea of ‘rational conversation’ propounded by Godwin, Hays, and ... More


The People: Ethnoracial Configurations, Old and New

Leila Brännström

in Constituent Power: Law, Popular Rule and Politics

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781474454971
eISBN:
9781474490733
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474454971.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

In recent years the Sweden Democrats have championed a clarification of the identity of the ‘the people’ in the Instrument of government. The reference, they argue, should be to the ethnic group of ... More


Supranational Citizenship

Lynn Dobson

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780719069529
eISBN:
9781781702154
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719069529.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

This book offers a conception of citizenship that is independent of any specific form of political organisation, while being compatible with multiple levels of political institutionalisation. Its ... More


Heroes of the Age: Moral Fault Lines on the Afghan Frontier

David Edwards

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520200630
eISBN:
9780520916319
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520200630.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Middle Eastern Cultural Anthropology

Much of the political turmoil that has occurred in Afghanistan since the Marxist revolution of 1978 has been attributed to the dispute between Soviet-aligned Marxists and the religious extremists ... More


Whither Progressive Politics?

Tracy B. Strong

in Learning One's Native Tongue: Citizenship, Contestation, and Conflict in America

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780226623191
eISBN:
9780226623368
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226623368.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

The success of the Bolshevik Revolution leads many in America to seek out the reasons for its success, as a lesson for their own country. The American Communist Party is founded in 1919. It goes ... More


Unanimity

Jules L. Coleman

in Markets, Morals, and the Law

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199253609
eISBN:
9780191719783
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199253609.003.0011
Subject:
Law, Competition Law

This chapter explores the view that, on both economic and moral grounds, unanimity is the preferable voting rule. Unanimity captures the essential Paretian and consensual features of market exchange, ... More


Introduction

Anna Vaninskaya

in William Morris and the Idea of Community: Romance, History and Propaganda, 1880-1914

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748641499
eISBN:
9780748651672
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748641499.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This introductory chapter discusses the concept of ‘community’. It examines this concept in the context of the late-Victorian mass-market romance. The discussion takes a look at the fin de siècle, as ... More


Political Order and Citizens’ Involvement in Accountability Processes

Johan P. Olsen

in Democratic Accountability, Political Order, and Change: Exploring Accountability Processes in an Era of European Transformation

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780198800606
eISBN:
9780191840081
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198800606.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, European Union

For students of accountability, a challenge is to shed light on factors affecting citizens’ involvement in generating accountability demands related to the terms of political order, assessing ... More


Sánchez in Camelot and the Great Society 1960–1967

Carlos Kevin Blanton

in George I. Sánchez: The Long Fight for Mexican American Integration

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780300190328
eISBN:
9780300210422
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300190328.003.0012
Subject:
History, Latin American History

In the 1960s George I. Sánchez entered the most highly engaged phase of his career with regard to national politics, particularly with the Political Association of Spanish-Speaking People (PASSO). He ... More


The Making of Britannicus Canadensis: The Canada Act as Magna Carta

Nancy Christie

in The Formal and Informal Politics of British Rule In Post-Conquest Quebec, 1760-1837: A Northern Bastille

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
February 2020
ISBN:
9780198851813
eISBN:
9780191886492
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198851813.003.0003
Subject:
History, Political History, World Modern History

This chapter examines the growing political opposition among English-speaking political commentators against the Quebec Act of 1774 which protected French Canadian interests by preserving their right ... More


Democratic Accountability and the Terms of Political Order

Johan P. Olsen

in Democratic Accountability, Political Order, and Change: Exploring Accountability Processes in an Era of European Transformation

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780198800606
eISBN:
9780191840081
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198800606.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, European Union

In representative democracies accountability is seen as an ideal and an achievement and also as partially constitutive of democratic government. Democratic accountability implies governance based on ... More


The Chinese Republic and America’s Missionary Reformers

Jedidiah J. Kroncke

in The Futility of Law and Development: China and the Dangers of Exporting American Law

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780190233525
eISBN:
9780190233549
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190233525.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Chapter 6 shows how the fusion of missionary idealism with the standardization of American law expressed itself through a progressive secularization of American legal reform work in China. The fall ... More


Pigtails in Politics (1884–86)

Scott D. Seligman

in The First Chinese American: The Remarkable Life of Wong Chin Foo

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9789888139897
eISBN:
9789888180745
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888139897.003.0012
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

In 1884, Wong gathered all naturalized Chinese in the New York area, with a view to establish a political association. As they had declared their willingness to reside in America, they fought for ... More


Delivering the Mexicano Vote: Immigration and La Raza Unida Party

Jimmy Patiño

in Raza Sí, Migra No: Chicano Movement Struggles for Immigrant Rights in the San Diego

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781469635569
eISBN:
9781469635576
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469635569.003.0006
Subject:
History, Latin American History

Chapter 5 continues the story begun in chapter 4, when a split between Chicano Democrats and Chicano/Mexicano immigrant rights activists leads to the exodus of the latter from the statewide MAPA ... More


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