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United States: A Political Class of Entrepreneurs

Jens Borchert and Gary Copeland

in The Political Class in Advanced Democracies: A Comparative Handbook

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780199260362
eISBN:
9780191601873
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199260362.003.0021
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

American politicians have about the greatest choice in terms of the electoral offices they want to pursue. However, only a minority of these numerous offices is professionalized. Moreover, while ... More


The Crisis of the State

Michael Shalev

in Labour and the Political Economy in Israel

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198285137
eISBN:
9780191684494
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198285137.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

This chapter argues that the crisis of the state of Israel was caused by economic disorder and political instability. Political instability started with the decline (or breakdown) of Labour Party ... More


Introduction: The Riddle of Rich People’s Movements

Isaac William Martin

in Rich People's Movements: Grassroots Campaigns to Untax the One Percent

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199928996
eISBN:
9780199367733
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199928996.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Rich people’s movements are campaigns that use the social movement repertoire—founding protest associations, holding mass meetings, petitioning, demonstrating, and sometimes even engaging in civil ... More


Uncle Julius’s Cabin: Black Political Entrepreneurs and the Future of Black Politics

Andra Gillespie

in The New Black Politician: Cory Booker, Newark, and Post-Racial America

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814732441
eISBN:
9780814738689
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814732441.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter provides the rationale of the book, admonishing any aspiring young black politician that, while employing elite displacement has its rewards, there are also inherent risks. From a ... More


Losing: The 2002 Mayoral Election

Andra Gillespie

in The New Black Politician: Cory Booker, Newark, and Post-Racial America

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814732441
eISBN:
9780814738689
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814732441.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter narrates the defeat of Booker in Newark's 2002 mayoral election as a good example of an elite displacement campaign. In that first election, voters are often skeptical of the black ... More


The Politics of Disruption: Social Choice Theory and Conspiracy Theory Politics

Matthew D. Atkinson and Darin DeWitt

in Conspiracy Theories and the People Who Believe Them

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780190844073
eISBN:
9780190909611
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190844073.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, Comparative Politics

What motivates conspiracy theory politics? Strategic, ambitious politicians play a central role in the rise of conspiracy theories. We employ the garbage can model of choice and social choice theory ... More


Policy Is Politics

Andra Gillespie

in The New Black Politician: Cory Booker, Newark, and Post-Racial America

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814732441
eISBN:
9780814738689
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814732441.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter examines the policy implications of electing a black political entrepreneur using the changes that Booker's administration made in two key policy areas during his first term—public ... More


Distributive Conflict Transitions: Institutions and Collective Action

Stephan Haggard and Robert R. Kaufman

in Dictators and Democrats: Masses, Elites, and Regime Change

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780691172149
eISBN:
9781400882984
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691172149.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

This chapter examines the role of institutions and collective action in distributive conflict transitions by focusing on causal process observation of the distributive conflict and elite-led ... More


Institutionalizing the Liberal Creed: Economists in Israel’s Long Journey Towards Political-Economic Liberalization

Ronen Mandelkern

in Neoliberalism as a State Project: Changing the Political Economy of Israel

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780198793021
eISBN:
9780191834769
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198793021.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

This chapter analyzes the role Israeli economists have played as purveyors of pro-market economic ideas and political entrepreneurs of economic liberalization in Israel. Israeli economists were ... More


Transformation and Transition Research: An Introduction

Wolfgang Merkel, Raj Kollmorgen, and Hans-Jürgen Wagener

in The Handbook of Political, Social, and Economic Transformation

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
March 2019
ISBN:
9780198829911
eISBN:
9780191868368
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198829911.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Social institutions and governmental regimes are systems of action structured by values and norms. Within these systems, self-conscious actors communicate with each other using different material and ... More


Waste of a White Skin

Tiffany Willoughby-Herard

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780520280861
eISBN:
9780520959972
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520280861.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

This is an intellectual, political, and institutional history of scientific racist thought focused on the Carnegie Corporation’s antipoverty philanthropy with “poor whites” in South Africa ... More


A Forgotten ‘Revolution’: Revisiting Rural Life and Agrarian Change in Haryana

Surinder S. Jodhka

in The Changing Village in India: Insights from Longitudinal Research

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780199461868
eISBN:
9780199086856
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199461868.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter is based author’s revisit to two villages of the Panipat district of Haryana during 2008–9, after a gap of 20 years (first studied in 1988–9). The chapter provides a historical overview ... More


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