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Policy Considerations and the International Judicial Process

Rosalyn Higgins Dbe Qc

in Themes and Theories

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198262350
eISBN:
9780191682322
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198262350.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This chapter argues that there now exist two profoundly differing views on the nature of international law and the role of international courts. With certain notable exceptions, the majority of ... More


“To Elect one of Their Own”: Racial Alliances and Majority-Minority Districts

Desmond S. King and Rogers M. Smith

in Still a House Divided: Race and Politics in Obama's America

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691142630
eISBN:
9781400839766
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691142630.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

This chapter turns to the problem of majority–minority districts. Such districts had long been under attack both by proponents of color-blind decision making and by many proponents of race-conscious ... More


Conclusion

Paul C. Avey

in Tempting Fate: Why Nonnuclear States Confront Nuclear Opponents

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781501740381
eISBN:
9781501740398
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501740381.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

This concluding chapter argues that states without nuclear weapons have pursued a variety of means when challenging or resisting a nuclear-armed opponent during intense political disputes that seemed ... More


Economics, Patronage, and Politics

Janine Larmon Peterson

in Suspect Saints and Holy Heretics: Disputed Sanctity and Communal Identity in Late Medieval Italy

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781501742347
eISBN:
9781501742354
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501742347.003.0006
Subject:
History, World Medieval History

This chapter assesses a number of motives beyond religious devotion that played a part in local veneration. There were economic, social, and political considerations that motivated segments of ... More


Institutional reform: rule of law and good governance

Randall Peerenboom

in China Modernizes: Threat to the West or Model for the Rest?

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199226122
eISBN:
9780191696183
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199226122.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

This chapter examines the institutional development in China using existing conceptual tools for describing, predicting, and assessing legal reforms in China. It aims to shed light on the various ... More


The Ideas: Challenging the “Tales of … Mandevil”

William A. Pettigrew

in Freedom’s Debt: The Royal African Company and the Politics of the Atlantic Slave Trade, 1672-1752

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9781469611815
eISBN:
9781469611839
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469611815.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter discusses the ways in which the public political disputes between the Royal African Company and the separate traders generated a conflict of ideologies. Late Stuart politics forced both ... More


The Legacies: Free to Enslave

William A. Pettigrew

in Freedom’s Debt: The Royal African Company and the Politics of the Atlantic Slave Trade, 1672-1752

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9781469611815
eISBN:
9781469611839
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469611815.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter assesses how the political disputes between the African Company and the separate traders helped produce from the 1680s to the 1760s the ideological and policy underpinnings for the ... More


Political Disputes: Military, Malapportionment, Injunctions, and Constitutional Law

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/9780226703879.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Comparative Law

This chapter analyzes a broad range of politically charged cases in Japan. It uses several proxies for a judge's seniority, intelligence, effort, and ideology. It holds constant those proxies and ... More


Dictatorship and deadlock

Ian Holliday

in Burma Redux: Global Justice and the Quest for Political Reform in Myanmar

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231161275
eISBN:
9780231504249
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231161275.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter analyzes government by junta from 1988 to 2011. In September 1988, the restoration of military power subjected the country that would soon be called Myanmar to a fresh dictatorship. The ... More


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