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Bias and Democracy

John O. McGinnis

in Accelerating Democracy: Transforming Governance Through Technology

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691151021
eISBN:
9781400845453
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691151021.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

This chapter surveys the many kinds of political bias. These include special interest bias, “knowledge falsification” by the majority, innate majoritarian bias, status quo bias, cultural cognition ... More


The Limits of Liberalism

Jon A. Shields and Joshua M. Dunn Sr.

in Passing on the Right: Conservative Professors in the Progressive University

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780199863051
eISBN:
9780199860241
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199863051.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter explores the disciplinary spaces and pressures that moderate liberal biases. Conservatives often gravitate to such spaces where they thrive, despite their numbers, because they share ... More


The Scottish Media and Politics

Neil Blain and David Hutchison

in The Media in Scotland

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748627998
eISBN:
9780748671205
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748627998.003.0015
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

The chapter begins by noting distinct qualities of the Scottish public sphere from the period since the Union, and how this distinctness has been mirrored by identities in the Scottish media, however ... More


The Bias Debate

Jon A. Shields and Joshua M. Dunn Sr.

in Passing on the Right: Conservative Professors in the Progressive University

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780199863051
eISBN:
9780199860241
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199863051.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter reviews research on political bias in academia. The best evidence suggests discrimination at the point of hiring and promotion certainly does not account for the dominance of liberals in ... More


Closeted Conservatives

Jon A. Shields and Joshua M. Dunn Sr.

in Passing on the Right: Conservative Professors in the Progressive University

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780199863051
eISBN:
9780199860241
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199863051.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter describes the hidden world of closeted conservative professors. It shows that the decision to pass as a liberal is not a simple binary decision, demanding perfect transparency or ... More


Open Conservatism and Its Challenges

Jon A. Shields and Joshua M. Dunn Sr.

in Passing on the Right: Conservative Professors in the Progressive University

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780199863051
eISBN:
9780199860241
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199863051.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter describes the challenges that openly conservative professors confront in the academy and the strategies they use to navigate their profession. We outline three styles conservatives use ... More


The Truth about Conservative Christians: What They Think and What They Believe

Andrew M. Greeley and Michael Hout

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226306629
eISBN:
9780226306759
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226306759.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Ever since the reelection of President Bush, Conservative Christians have been stereotyped in the popular media: Bible-thumping militants and anti-intellectual zealots determined to impose their ... More


Variety of Media Systems in Third-Wave Democracies

José Santana Pereira

in Media and Politics in New Democracies: Europe in a Comparative Perspective

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780198747536
eISBN:
9780191810435
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198747536.003.0015
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

The main goal of this chapter is to present Portugal and Spain as relevant benchmarks for the analysis of the relationship between media and politics in the CEE new democracies. Throughout the ... More


The Consequences of Diploma Democracy

Mark Bovens and Anchrit Wille

in Diploma Democracy: The Rise of Political Meritocracy

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
July 2017
ISBN:
9780198790631
eISBN:
9780191833151
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198790631.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Why bother about the rise of diploma democracy? We discuss the consequences of diploma democracy for each of the elements of democracy—representation, responsiveness, accountability, and ... More


Introduction: 1968

in Measuring Judicial Independence: The Political Economy of Judging in Japan

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226703886
eISBN:
9780226703879
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226703879.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Comparative Law

This book asks whether Japanese judges face career incentives with a political bias. The radical left has been wrong about many things, but they were right about the courts. Japanese judges do need ... More


The Setting

in Measuring Judicial Independence: The Political Economy of Judging in Japan

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226703886
eISBN:
9780226703879
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226703879.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Comparative Law

In the aftermath of 1968, leftists and centrists in Japan traded a wide variety of insults over the courts. To unravel what actually happened, this chapter turns first to the courts’ institutional ... More


Beating Soviet Swords into Sovietological Ploughshares

Vladimir Kontorovich

in Reluctant Cold Warriors: Economists and National Security

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
October 2019
ISBN:
9780190868123
eISBN:
9780190868154
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190868123.003.0008
Subject:
History, Political History

This chapter describes the influences that inclined scholars in the field to recast their subject in civilian terms. Sovietologists belonged to a small, low-prestige field of economics. They were ... More


Securitizing Transnational Organized Crime and North Korea’s Non-Traditional Security

David C. Kang

in Non-Traditional Security Issues in North Korea

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824837396
eISBN:
9780824871154
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824837396.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter narrates the sanctioning of a small bank in Macao named Banco Delta Asia (BDA) for allegedly laundering money for the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK). The bank was frozen ... More


Front Page Economics

Gerald D. Suttles and Mark D. Jacobs

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226781983
eISBN:
9780226782010
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226782010.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

In an age when pundits constantly decry overt political bias in the media, we have naturally become skeptical of the news. But the bluntness of such critiques masks the highly sophisticated ways in ... More


Conclusion

Christian Smith

in The Sacred Project of American Sociology

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199377138
eISBN:
9780199377169
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199377138.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies, Religion and Society

This chapter summarizes the entire argument of the book, underscoring and highlighting major points about sociology’s spiritual project, the sacred and not merely political nature of the project, and ... More


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