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Direct Elections or Political Opportunities? Explaining Presidential Activism

Margit Tavits

in Presidents with Prime Ministers: Do Direct Elections Matter?

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199553327
eISBN:
9780191721007
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199553327.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Chapter 2 addresses the most critical issue related to selecting heads of state: the extent to which direct elections enhance presidential powers and political involvement. First, it outlines the ... More


To Elect or to Select?

Margit Tavits

in Presidents with Prime Ministers: Do Direct Elections Matter?

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199553327
eISBN:
9780191721007
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199553327.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter applies alternative research methods to test the effect of direct elections on presidential activism. First, the Slovakian case offers a setting of a natural experiment because it ... More


Patrons of the Poor: Caste Politics and Policymaking in India

Narayan Lakshman

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198069980
eISBN:
9780199081288
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198069980.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

Why has there not been more progress with reducing poverty in India? Patrons of the Poor offers a rich and contemporary account of politics and policymaking in India, as it seeks to provide an answer ... More


Nation and Covenant: The Contribution of Ancient Israel to Modern Nationalism: Elie Kedourie Memorial Lecture

Anthony D. Smith

in Proceedings of the British Academy, Volume 151, 2006 Lectures

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264249
eISBN:
9780191734045
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264249.003.0008
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This lecture provides of ancient Israel that were revealed in the Hebrew Bible. It looks at some of the main themes and goals of modern nationalism. One section is devoted to suggesting possible ... More


Peasant society and its problems

Chris Wickham

in Framing the Early Middle Ages: Europe and the Mediterranean, 400—800

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199264490
eISBN:
9780191698934
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199264490.003.0009
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter is divided into four parts, each focusing on a central problem. The first part examines the effects of the end of the Roman empire on the socio-political framework in which peasants ... More


The Politics of Working Life

Judy Wajcman

Paul Edwards (ed.)

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199271900
eISBN:
9780191699559
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199271900.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, HRM / IR, Organization Studies

How does the politics of working life shape modern organizations? Is our desire for meaningful, secure work increasingly at odds with corporate behaviour in a globalized economy? Does the rise of ... More


Redefining Development fora New Generation:: A Political Economy Analysis

Bahgat Korany

in Arab Human Development in the Twenty-first Century: The Primacy of Empowerment

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9789774166587
eISBN:
9781617975912
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774166587.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

The events of the Arab Spring starkly illustrate that average economic growth rates do not constitute development and can even be misleading. Development is defined here as empowerment, starting with ... More


Data Privacy Law: An International Perspective

Lee Andrew Bygrave

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199675555
eISBN:
9780191758904
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199675555.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Intellectual Property, IT, and Media Law

Although over 100 countries have developed data privacy laws, there is a lack of expert guidance on these laws. This text examines the fundamental aims and principles of data privacy law, along with ... More


Bosnia–Herzegovina: Domestic Agency and the Inadequacy of the Liberal Peace

Roberto Belloni, Stefanie Kappler, and Jasmin Ramović

in Post-Liberal Peace Transitions: Between Peace Formation and State Formation

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781474402170
eISBN:
9781474418720
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474402170.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

This chapter evaluates the (neo)liberal peace agenda in Bosnia-Herzegovina and the region, arguing that local politics and international intervention continue to be somewhat oppositional. The ... More


The Political Economy of Food Price Policy: Key Policy-related Lessons

Per Pinstrup-Andersen

in Food Price Policy in an Era of Market Instability: A Political Economy Analysis

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780198718574
eISBN:
9780191788017
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198718574.003.0022
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter aims to highlight lessons to assist governments in designing and implementing policies to deal with future increases in food price volatility. There is no unique definition of what is ... More


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