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Who Can Vote

Josep M. Colomer

in Political Institutions: Democracy and Social Choice

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199241835
eISBN:
9780191598975
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019924183X.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Small, homogeneous communities in medieval and early modern times were able to make consensual social choices by voting with relatively broad voting rights. In complex societies in modern times, the ... More


Price Behavior in the Roman Empire

Peter Temin

in The Roman Market Economy

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691147680
eISBN:
9781400845422
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691147680.003.0004
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter takes the scattered price data that have survived in order to make an index of Roman inflation. The index cannot describe the details of inflation, but it allows comparison between ... More


 Evangelicals and Politics in Indonesia: The Case of Surakarta

Budijanto Bambang

in Evangelical Christianity and Democracy in Asia

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195308242
eISBN:
9780199867301
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195308242.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter examines how socioeconomic and political instability affected Indonesian evangelical perspectives and engagement in politics from the early 1990s onward, focusing on the Surakarta ... More


Setting the Trap

Noel Maurer

in The Empire Trap: The Rise and Fall of U.S. Intervention to Protect American Property Overseas, 1893-2013

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691155821
eISBN:
9781400846603
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691155821.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, International

This chapter reviews the development of an informal American empire in the circum-Caribbean. Formal imperialism was off the table once it became clear that Congress could not be trusted to support ... More


The “Origins of Backwardness”: Obstacles to Economic Development in the 19th Century

Juan Carlos Moreno-Brid and Jaime Ros

in Development and Growth in the Mexican Economy: An Historical Perspective

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195371161
eISBN:
9780199870608
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195371161.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

Chapter 2 examines the five decades that go from Mexico's independence from Spain in the 1820s to the early 1870s, a period when there is consensus that the nation's current economic underdevelopment ... 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


The Interrevolutionary Recovery and Rally

Hassan Malik

in Bankers and Bolsheviks

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780691170169
eISBN:
9780691185002
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691170169.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This chapter explores Russia's rapid recovery from the strains of revolution and war, and the impact of its return to war in 1914. It argues that this interrevolutionary rally is a striking and ... More


Taming the Shrew: Systems and Labor Politics during the Progressive Period

Yehouda Shenhav

in Manufacturing Rationality: The Engineering Foundations of the Managerial Revolution

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199250004
eISBN:
9780191697869
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199250004.003.0007
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies, Business History

This chapter extends this analysis to the Progressive era. During this period the severity of industrial unrest was recognized, and engineers established themselves as arbiters of industrial ... More


The East German Leadership and the Division of Germany: Patriotism and Propaganda 1945-1953

Dirk Spilker

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199284122
eISBN:
9780191712579
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199284122.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

Would it have been possible to build a unified and democratic Germany half a century before the fall of the Berlin Wall? This book reassesses this question by exploring Germany's division after World ... More


The Regionalist Movement in France 1890-1914: Jean Charles-Brun and French Political Thought

Julian Wright

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199264889
eISBN:
9780191718380
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199264889.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This is the first full academic study of the political thought of the French regionalist movement in the Belle Époque. The book examines the private papers of Jean Charles-Brun, founder of the ... More


Jewish Leadership in Times of Crisis: Argentina During the Eichmann Affair (1960–1962)

Haim Avni

in Studies in Contemporary Jewry: XI: Values, Interests, and Identity: Jews and Politics in a Changing World

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195103311
eISBN:
9780199854585
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195103311.003.0008
Subject:
History, History of Religion

Two basic questions arise whenever security and political crises occur: on the one hand, how much authority does a voluntary leadership command within its own community; and, on the other hand, how ... More


Hindu India

Deepak Lal

in The Hindu Equilibrium: India c.1500 B.C. - 2000 A.D.

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199275793
eISBN:
9780191706097
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199275793.003.0002
Subject:
History, History of Religion

This chapter outlines the historical evolution of the caste system as well as its major features. It then examines its probable rationale, continuing relevance, and possible economic effects. It ... More


‘High Noon’—Private Petitions, c.1290– c.1330

GWILYM DODD

in Justice and Grace: Private Petitioning and the English Parliament in the Late Middle Ages

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199202805
eISBN:
9780191708015
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199202805.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

This chapter considers the private petition in the heyday of its existence, during the reigns of Edward I and Edward II. This was the period when the greatest numbers of petitions came to be ... More


From Douglass to Duvalier: U.S. African Americans, Haiti, and Pan Americanism, 18701964

Millery Polyne

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813034720
eISBN:
9780813039534
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813034720.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

Haiti has long been both a source of immense pride—because of the Haitian Revolution—and of profound disappointment—because of the unshakable realities of poverty, political instability, and ... More


Self-Sufficiency Policy and the Fiscal Consequences of Decolonization

Leigh A. Gardner

in Taxing Colonial Africa: The Political Economy of British Imperialism

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199661527
eISBN:
9780191744877
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199661527.003.0009
Subject:
History, Economic History, British and Irish Modern History

The concluding chapter uses a preliminary assessment of the fiscal impacts of decolonization in Kenya and Zambia to reflect on the institutional legacies of British colonial fiscal institutions. It ... More


Economic crisis and political cold war, 1949–57

J. H. Whyte

in A New History of Ireland Volume VII: Ireland 1921-84

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198217527
eISBN:
9780191678240
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198217527.003.0010
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

In the Republic of Ireland, the years covered by this chapter were, by Irish standards, ones of exceptional political instability. There were three changes of government, and three general elections, ... More


The Place of Politics in Life

Theodore Zeldin

in A History of French Passions: Volume 1: Ambition, Love, and Politics

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198221777
eISBN:
9780191678493
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198221777.003.0015
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter discusses France's reputation of being a country tormented by repeated revolutions, ministerial crises, and scandals. Political instability has long appeared to be its major problem. It ... More


The Place of Politics in Life

Alan Bullock and F. W. D. Deakin

in France 1848–1945

Published in print:
1973
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198221043
eISBN:
9780191678400
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198221043.003.0015
Subject:
History, European Modern History

The history of French politics is usually presented as a record of failure. That is why French politics are confusing. But to present it as a failure is to misunderstand the significance of politics ... More


Rwanda

Alphonse Kabayiza

in Telecommunications in Africa

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195102017
eISBN:
9780199854936
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195102017.003.0008
Subject:
Business and Management, Information Technology

Rwanda's political instability indirectly caused the destruction of its telecommunications system. By the time the country was relatively prepared to recover from the damages, repair of the networks ... More


Unstable Equilibrium, 1918–1929

Ross McKibbin

in Parties and People: England 1914-1951

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199584697
eISBN:
9780191702402
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199584697.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter focuses on the political disruptions caused by the First World War. The war fragmented the Liberal Party; re-established the political predominance of the Conservatives, whose future in ... More


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