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Pragmatism and the Problem of Institutional Design

Jack Knight and James Johnson

in The Priority of Democracy: Political Consequences of Pragmatism

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691151236
eISBN:
9781400840335
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691151236.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

This chapter provides a basis for a pragmatist account of democracy. It specifies three features—fallibilism, anti-skepticism, and consequentialism—as central to pragmatism understood as a ... More


Disproportionality, Multipartism, and Majority Victories

Arend Lijphart

in Electoral Systems and Party Systems: A Study of Twenty-Seven Democracies, 1945-1990

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198273479
eISBN:
9780191684050
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198273479.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter discusses the main political consequences of an electoral system. These are the effects of the electoral system on the proportionality and disproportionality of the electoral outcomes ... More


What Does Terrorism Accomplish? Economic, Psychological, and Political Consequences of Terrorism

Alan B. Krueger

in What Makes a Terrorist: Economics and the Roots of Terrorism - 10th Anniversary Edition

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780691196077
eISBN:
9781400888979
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691196077.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter considers the consequences of terrorism. This is the area where with the least research. The chapter offers the author's interpretation of the literature, referring along the way to some ... More


The Quest for Men and Measures, 1679–1681

Ronald Hutton

in Charles the Second: King of England, Scotland, and Ireland

Published in print:
1989
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198229117
eISBN:
9780191678851
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198229117.003.0014
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter discusses the political consequences that occurred after King Charles II fell ill sometime during the last few years of the 1670s. One of the events that happened during this time was ... More


Destruktion or Recovery? On Strauss's Critique of Heidegger

in Reading Leo Strauss: Politics, Philosophy, Judaism

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226764023
eISBN:
9780226763903
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226763903.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, American Philosophy

The one partial exception to Strauss's generally curt treatment of German philosophy is Martin Heidegger. He described how, upon hearing Heidegger in 1922, he slowly came to recognize that Heidegger ... More


The Consequences of Galician Autonomy after 1867

Józef Buszko

in Polin: Studies in Polish Jewry Volume 12: Focusing on Galicia: Jews, Poles and Ukrainians 1772-1918

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781874774594
eISBN:
9781800340695
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781874774594.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter explains how the balance of power in Galicia shifted after it achieved autonomy. Galicia received autonomy within the Austro-Hungarian Empire in 1867, the same year the constitution was ... More


Hard Sell: The Korean War

Andrew L. Johns and Kenneth Osgood (eds)

in Selling War in a Media Age: The Presidency and Public Opinion in the American Century

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813034669
eISBN:
9780813038742
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813034669.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

Most of the other chapters in this volume explore the ways various presidents have marketed wars, both hot and cold, to an often reluctant public. This chapter takes up the other side of the ... More


Moral and Political Consequences

Ken Young and Warner R. Schilling

in Super Bomb: Organizational Conflict and the Development of the Hydrogen Bomb

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781501745164
eISBN:
9781501745171
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501745164.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

This chapter examines the controversy's real or assumed moral and political aspects. Moral repugnance inflected the scientific judgments of Oppenheimer's General Advisory Committee, triggering ... More


Epilogue

Thomas R. Trautmann

in Aryans and British India

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520205468
eISBN:
9780520917927
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520205468.003.0008
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter presents additional discussion on the issue of the Aryan idea and the racial theory of the Indian civilization, providing commentaries on the social construction of race, the value of ... More


Demands on Democracy

José María Maravall

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780198778523
eISBN:
9780191823848
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198778523.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Why are representative democracies extensively criticized by some, while simultaneously inspiring hopes in many parts of the world? What do demands for ‘more’ democracy mean? Are they related to ... More


Idleness Had Been Worse

Blair Hoxby

in Mammon's Music: Literature and Economics in the Age of Milton

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300093780
eISBN:
9780300129632
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300093780.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Milton Studies

This chapter examines John Milton's Drama Samson Agonistes. It compares this drama with Samson in the Book of Judges and suggests that Samson's slavery seems to invite and resist interpretations ... More


Demands for Equality

José María Maravall

in Demands on Democracy

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780198778523
eISBN:
9780191823848
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198778523.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Demands on democracies include greater redistribution of economic resources. It is claimed that economic inequalities have grown very much, particularly since the 1980s. Yet ‘equality’ has been ... More


‘He is Consoling, She is Distraught’: Men and Women and 9/11 in The Mercy Seat and The Guys

Martin Randall

in 9/11 and the Literature of Terror

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748638529
eISBN:
9780748651825
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748638529.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter discusses the common motifs of marriage and male/female relationships in 9/11 writing. It notes that there have been criticisms that American writers are turning away from the political ... More


Ethnocentrism Reconceived

in Us Against Them: Ethnocentric Foundations of American Opinion

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226435701
eISBN:
9780226435725
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226435725.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter proposes a theoretical framework to explain the nature of ethnocentrism. It suggests that ethnocentrism is a predisposition to divide human society into in-groups and out-groups that ... More


Conclusion

Susan Shepler

in Childhood Deployed: Remaking Child Soldiers in Sierra Leone

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814724965
eISBN:
9780814760192
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814724965.003.0007
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

This concluding chapter takes up the politics of childhood and youth and extends them to a politics of knowledge creation. There are some clear policy implications that grow out of the research ... More


The Vaccination Controversy: The Rise, Reign and Fall of Compulsory Vaccination for Smallpox

Stanley Williamson

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846310867
eISBN:
9781846314216
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846314216
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Smallpox was for several centuries one of the most deadly, most contagious, and most feared of diseases. This book charts the history of one of the most controversial techniques in medical history. ... More


Introduction

Costas Panagopoulos

in Bases Loaded: How US Presidential Campaigns Are Changing and Why It Matters

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
October 2020
ISBN:
9780197533062
eISBN:
9780197533109
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197533062.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter introduces the main argument developed in the book—namely, that presidential campaigns have been lavishing greater attention on base voters in recent elections compared with swing or ... More


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