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The Unheavenly Chorus: Unequal Political Voice and the Broken Promise of American Democracy

Kay Lehman Schlozman, Sidney Verba, and Henry E. Brady

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691154848
eISBN:
9781400841912
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691154848.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

Politically active individuals and organizations make huge investments of time, energy, and money to influence everything from election outcomes to congressional subcommittee hearings to local school ... More


Equality as a Social Ideal

James Lindley Wilson

in Democratic Equality

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780691190914
eISBN:
9780691194141
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691190914.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter discusses how the ideal of equal status connects to democratic aspirations, and why people should take that ideal seriously. Equality of status constitutes, and is constituted by, ... More


What Government Can Do

Benjamin I. Page

in Healthy, Wealthy, and Fair: Health Care and the Good Society

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195170665
eISBN:
9780199850204
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195170665.003.0048
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter examines the obstacles to egalitarian policies for health care. One is the decentralized nature of American politics, characterized by separation of powers and federalism, which provides ... More


Introduction

James Lindley Wilson

in Democratic Equality

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780691190914
eISBN:
9780691194141
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691190914.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This introductory chapter provides an overview of democracy. Democracy draws much of its political and philosophical support from its claim to be the form of government in which citizens rule ... More


Unequal Voting: The US Senate and Electoral College

James Lindley Wilson

in Democratic Equality

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780691190914
eISBN:
9780691194141
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691190914.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter assesses how the inequalities in voting power involved in the US Senate and in the Electoral College used to elect the president violate the requirements of political equality. The ... More


Breaking the Mold: Reshaping the European Social Model

Jason Beckfield

in Unequal Europe: Regional Integration and the Rise of European Inequality

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
March 2019
ISBN:
9780190494254
eISBN:
9780190494292
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190494254.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility, Economic Sociology

This chapter describes how the resources generated by the integrated European economy have been distributed as social rights of citizenship. As the European economy has developed, have European ... More


Conclusion

Ekrem Karakoç

in Inequality After the Transition: Political Parties, Party Systems, and Social Policy in Southern and Postcommunist Europe

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780198826927
eISBN:
9780191865831
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198826927.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, European Union

This chapter returns to the research question of this study and briefly restates its argument and main findings. It discusses the role of explanatory factors of this study, namely party system ... More


Democracy in Unequal Terms

Russell J. Dalton

in The Participation Gap: Social Status and Political Inequality

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2017
ISBN:
9780198733607
eISBN:
9780191797989
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198733607.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter summarizes the results of this study: changes in social structure and participation patterns are increasing social-status-based inequality in political participation. Those with higher ... More


Marriage and Inequality in Chinese Society

Rubie Watson and Patricia Buckley Ebrey (eds)

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520069305
eISBN:
9780520910454
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520069305.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

Until now our understanding of marriage in China has been based primarily on observations made during the twentieth century. The research of ten scholars that is presented here provides a new vision ... More


Against Egalitarianism

Kevin Vallier

in Trust in a Polarized Age

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780190887223
eISBN:
9780190887254
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190887223.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

Highly redistributive taxation and left-wing regimes like property-owning democracy and liberal socialism cannot create trust for the right reasons. They are either likely to reduce social and ... More


Mere Equals: The Paradox of Educated Women in the Early American Republic

Lucia McMahon

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450525
eISBN:
9780801465888
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450525.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This book narrates a story about how a generation of young women who enjoyed access to new educational opportunities made sense of their individual and social identities in an American nation marked ... More


Gentlemen Revolutionaries: Power and Justice in the New American Republic

Tom Cutterham

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780691172668
eISBN:
9781400885213
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691172668.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

In the years between the Revolutionary War and the drafting of the Constitution, American gentlemen—the merchants, lawyers, planters, and landowners who comprised the independent republic's ... More


Political Equality

Christian Schemmel

in Justice and Egalitarian Relations

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
April 2021
ISBN:
9780190084240
eISBN:
9780190084271
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190084240.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter argues that liberal relational egalitarianism requires, for reasons of both non-domination and equal respect for persons’ sense of justice, a demandingly egalitarian conception of rights ... More


Justice in the Diffusion of Innovation*

Allen Buchanan, Tony Cole, and Robert O. Keohane

in Global Justice and Bioethics

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780195379907
eISBN:
9780190267711
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195379907.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter proposes an international regulating body for the purposes of eliminating the problem of diffusion of innovation. Patent laws, intellectual property rights, monopolies, among other ... More


Classics and Irish Politics, 1916-2016

Isabelle Torrance and Donncha O'Rourke (eds)

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780198864486
eISBN:
9780191896583
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198864486.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, British and Irish History: BCE to 500CE

This collection addresses how models from ancient Greece and Rome have permeated Irish political discourse in the century since 1916. The 1916 Easter Rising, when Irish nationalists rose up against ... More


The Politics and Political Economy of Forestland Regimes

Prakash Kashwan

in Democracy in the Woods: Environmental Conservation and Social Justice in India, Tanzania, and Mexico

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2017
ISBN:
9780190637385
eISBN:
9780190637415
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190637385.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, Environmental Politics

This chapter develops a political economy of institutions framework, which facilitates a cross-national, inter-temporal, and cross-scale analysis of the processes and outcomes of institutional change ... More


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