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The Casualty Gap: The Causes and Consequences of American Wartime Inequalities

Douglas Kriner and Francis Shen

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195390964
eISBN:
9780199776788
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195390964.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Many have long suspected that when America takes up arms it is a rich man's war, but a poor man's fight. Despite these concerns about social inequality in military sacrifice, the hard data to ... More


Actors and Positions on the Reform of the Treaty of Nice

Thomas König and Daniel Finke

in Reforming the European Union: Realizing the Impossible

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691153926
eISBN:
9781400842506
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691153926.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter describes the positions of a diverse set of actors relevant to the analysis of the multistage reform process, which began in autumn 2003 and resulted in the Treaty of Lisbon in autumn ... More


Why (Unpopular) Leaders Announce Popular Votes

Thomas König and Daniel Finke

in Reforming the European Union: Realizing the Impossible

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691153926
eISBN:
9781400842506
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691153926.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter focuses on political leaders' responses to the European Convention's proposal of revising the Treaty of Nice via the Treaty Establishing a Constitution for Europe in spring 2003. To ... More


The Metamorphosis of Leadership in a Democratic Mexico

Roderic Ai Camp

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199742851
eISBN:
9780199866298
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199742851.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

The overall purpose of this book is to use an original, detailed set of collective biographies of influential national political leaders in Mexico—numbering 3,000 individuals from all braches of the ... More


Introduction

Daniel Finke, Thomas König, Sven-Oliver Proksch, and George Tsebelis

in Reforming the European Union: Realizing the Impossible

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691153926
eISBN:
9781400842506
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691153926.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This introductory chapter sets out the book's purpose, which is to study the reform of the European Union, which has been regularly attempted since the mid-1980s with little success. Reform has ... More


Principals and Agents: From the Convention’s Proposal to the Constitutional Treaty

Thomas König and Daniel Finke

in Reforming the European Union: Realizing the Impossible

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691153926
eISBN:
9781400842506
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691153926.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter examines the transformation of the Convention's proposal on the Treaty Establishing a Constitution for Europe to the Lisbon Treaty in the aftermath of the two negative referendums from a ... More


In the Aftermath of the Negative Referendums: The Irish Resistance

Thomas König and Daniel Finke

in Reforming the European Union: Realizing the Impossible

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691153926
eISBN:
9781400842506
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691153926.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter analyzes the last stage of the reform process: the role of the German Presidency in managing the reform crisis by proposing the Treaty of Lisbon and the subsequent reaction by the Irish ... More


Conclusion

Ray A. Moore and Donald L. Robinson

in Partners for Democracy: Crafting the New Japanese State Under MacArthur

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195151169
eISBN:
9780199833917
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019515116X.003.0024
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

The Conclusion notes that Japanese political leaders are currently considering whether to amend their Constitution, particularly article 9, renouncing war and armed forces. In this light, it is ... More


Reframing France: The Loi-Cadre and African Federalism, 1956–1957

Frederick Cooper

in Citizenship between Empire and Nation: Remaking France and French Africa, 1945-1960

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691161310
eISBN:
9781400850280
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691161310.003.0006
Subject:
History, African History

This chapter discusses the loi-cadre of 1956, which was widely recognized as a turning point in the history of French Africa. The loi-cadre was an attempt to reconfigure the place of Africa in the ... More


Political Performance and Institutional Trust

Arthur Miller and Ola Listhaug

in Critical Citizens: Global Support for Democratic Government

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198295686
eISBN:
9780191600043
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198295685.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Previous chapters have demonstrated that low and declining citizen respect for government institutions and political leaders is characteristic of contemporary industrialized societies. Evidence since ... More


Life after Political Death: The Fate of Leaders after Leaving High Office

John Keane

in Dispersed Democratic Leadership: Origins, Dynamics, and Implications

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199562992
eISBN:
9780191701856
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199562992.003.0015
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Understood as forms of government and ways of life in which no body rules because power is subject to periodic elections as well as publicly monitored and contested from a multiplicity of sites, ... More


Claiming Citizenship: French West Africa, 1946–1956

Frederick Cooper

in Citizenship between Empire and Nation: Remaking France and French Africa, 1945-1960

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691161310
eISBN:
9781400850280
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691161310.003.0005
Subject:
History, African History

This chapter explores different instances of African claim making. It first looks at the effort of the Rassemblement Démocratique Africain (RDA) in the Sudan and especially the Côte d'Ivoire to build ... More


The Economic Performance of Governments

Ian McAllister

in Critical Citizens: Global Support for Democratic Government

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198295686
eISBN:
9780191600043
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198295685.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

A major conclusion of this book is that there are few consistent trends in popular support for the political community but there is high and perhaps even growing support for democratic values and ... More


On the Selection of Good Leaders in a Political Meritocracy

Daniel A. Bell

in The China Model: Political Meritocracy and the Limits of Democracy

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780691173047
eISBN:
9781400865505
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691173047.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Asian Politics

This chapter examines which abilities and virtues should set the standard for the selection and promotion of public officials/servants so that China's political system can be improved. The discussion ... More


Party as Gatekeeper: Canvass, Convention, and Caucus as Nomination Mechanisms

Wendy J. Schiller and Charles Stewart III

in Electing the Senate: Indirect Democracy before the Seventeenth Amendment

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691163161
eISBN:
9781400852680
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691163161.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

This chapter analyzes the role of the party as a gatekeeper to running for U.S. Senate and delves more deeply into the role of the political party as an organization in the state legislature. It ... More


Democratic Legitimacy: Impartiality, Reflexivity, Proximity

Pierre Rosanvallon

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691149486
eISBN:
9781400838745
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691149486.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

It's a commonplace occurrence that citizens in Western democracies are disaffected with their political leaders and traditional democratic institutions. But this book argues that this crisis of ... More


De‐Escalation Plans and General Steps Toward a New Relationship

Marc Gopin

in Holy War, Holy Peace: How Religion Can Bring Peace to the Middle East

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195146509
eISBN:
9780199834235
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195146506.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

It is suggested that obsession with the mind and personality of key leaders in a conflict situation is a deflection from the real work of conflict prevention and resolution, since the overwhelming, ... More


The Hindi Political Sphere

Francesca Orsini

in The Hindi Public Sphere 1920–1940: Language and Literature in the Age of Nationalism

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780198062202
eISBN:
9780199081431
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198062202.003.0006
Subject:
History, Indian History

In 1920, India witnessed the emergence of a new phase in the nationalist movement in which mass politics, counter symbols, popular participants, indigenous languages, and counter authority played an ... More


All the King's Men: Governors, Consuls, and Ambassadors, 1590–1650

Alison Games

in The Web of Empire: English Cosmopolitans in an Age of Expansion, 1560-1660

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195335545
eISBN:
9780199869039
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195335545.003.0006
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter focuses on trade consuls and ambassadors. Charged with representing the crown overseas and governing English communities, these political leaders acquired valuable experiences that ... More


The United Principalities

Keith Hitchins

in The Romanians, 1774–1866

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198205913
eISBN:
9780191676857
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205913.003.0008
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter discusses the union of the principalities and the independence of the Romanians. This was largely the result of the efforts of the political leaders of Romania, who took advantage of the ... More


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