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Civil and Political Justice

Simon Caney

in Justice Beyond Borders: A Global Political Theory

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
April 2005
ISBN:
9780198293507
eISBN:
9780191602337
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019829350X.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Having argued, in Ch. 2, that there are universal moral values, the next logical step is to ask what these universal moral values are; this question is pursued in Chs 3 and 4, which consider ... More


Rights as Political

Attracta Ingram

in A Political Theory of Rights

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198279631
eISBN:
9780191599545
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198279639.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter discusses the connection between liberal democratic thought and a political understanding of rights, and their impact on belief in universal rights, human rights, rights-scepticism and ... More


Scholarly Perspectives

Emilie M. Hafner-Burton

in Making Human Rights a Reality

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691155357
eISBN:
9781400846283
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691155357.003.0005
Subject:
Law, EU Law

This chapter reviews scholarly research on international human rights law, focusing on systematic studies that are based on historical statistics and carried out by social scientists. The systematic, ... More


Defining and Measuring the Trajectory of Democratization

Andrew Reynolds

in Electoral Systems and Democratization in Southern Africa

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198295105
eISBN:
9780191600128
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198295103.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

This is the first of four chapters that discusses the theoretical underpinnings of the research on democratization in southern Africa that is described in the book. It qualitatively and ... More


The Transition to Liberal Democracy

Luiz Carlos Bresser-Pereira

in Democracy and Public Management Reform: Building the Republican State

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
November 2004
ISBN:
9780199261185
eISBN:
9780191601507
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199261180.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

Two related historical facts welcomed liberal democracy or the liberal-democratic state. On one hand, in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, social contract theory imposed a major setback to ... More


The Politics of Regulation and European Regulatory Institutions

Giandomenico Majone

in Governing Europe

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199250158
eISBN:
9780191599439
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199250154.003.0017
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

A distinctive feature of the modern regulatory state is the extensive delegation of powers to politically independent institutions (agencies, boards, commissions, tribunals), and this delegation of ... More


Improving Evaluation of Boilerplate: A Proposed Analytical Framework

Margaret Jane Radin

in Boilerplate: The Fine Print, Vanishing Rights, and the Rule of Law

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691155333
eISBN:
9781400844838
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691155333.003.0009
Subject:
Law, Company and Commercial Law

This chapter proposes an analytical framework for improving the evaluation of boilerplate. It begins with a discussion of questions for evaluating boilerplate rights deletion schemes; for example, ... More


Democracy, Agency, and the State: Theory with Comparative Intent

Guillermo O'Donnell

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199587612
eISBN:
9780191723384
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199587612.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, Democratization

This book aims to contribute to a comparatively informed theory of democracy. The book begins by arguing that conceptions of ‘the state’ and ‘democracy’, and their respective defining features, ... More


Foundations

Jeff Manza and Christopher Uggen

in Locked Out: Felon Disenfranchisement and American Democracy

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195149326
eISBN:
9780199943975
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195149326.003.0011
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

This chapter begins by reviewing arguments that supporters of felon disenfranchisement have used to frame the public debate. But the contemporary arguments in support of felon disenfranchisement do ... More


Citizenship, Collective Action, and the State

Joe Foweraker and Todd Landman

in Citizenship Rights and Social Movements: A Comparative and Statistical Analysis

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199240463
eISBN:
9780191696831
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199240463.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter looks at the complexities and contradictions of citizenship rights, as well as their relation to histories of social struggle, and explicates their normative content. It also defends the ... More


The Reception of International Law in the European Court of Human Rights

Magdalena Forowicz

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199592678
eISBN:
9780191595646
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199592678.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

This book provides an overview of the reception of international law in the case law of the European Commission on Human Rights (ECommHR) and the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR). It evaluates ... More


Women and the 1832 Reform Act

Kathryn Gleadle

in Borderline Citizens: Women, Gender and Political Culture in Britain, 1815-1867

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264492
eISBN:
9780191734274
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264492.003.0006
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

The Reform Act of 1832 stands as one of the defining moments in the political history of Britain, yet its implications for women and their involvement in its passage remain underexplored. The reform ... More


The Science of Political Right: I

Martin Loughlin

in Foundations of Public Law

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199256853
eISBN:
9780191594267
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199256853.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This chapter examines the work of Jean-Jacques Rousseau, who has done more than any other thinker to bring out both the principles and practices of political right. Rousseau's thought offers a way of ... More


Delegation of Powers and the Fiduciary Principle

Giandomenico Majone

in Dilemmas of European Integration: The Ambiguities and Pitfalls of Integration by Stealth

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780199274307
eISBN:
9780191603310
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199274304.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

Broad delegation of powers to supranational institutions is a distinctive feature of the Community method. Broad delegation presupposes a fiduciary relation, hence, the progressive erosion of the ... More


The Institutional Setting

William L. Miller, Annis May Timpson, and Michael Lessnoff

in Political Culture in Contemporary Britain: People and Politicians, Principles and Practice

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198279846
eISBN:
9780191684302
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198279846.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This chapter looks, both within Britain and beyond, for evidence that political culture reflects variations in the institutional and historical setting. In particular, it compares the political ... More


Redefinition of Intellectual Property: The Control of Content

Shalini Venturelli

in Liberalizing the European Media: Politics, Regulation, and the Public Sphere

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198233794
eISBN:
9780191678998
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198233794.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter attempts to present a clear-cut examination and detailed analysis of the direction of the policies in the information society for content regulation, ownership, intellectual property ... More


Political Culture in Contemporary Britain: People and Politicians, Principles and Practice

William L. Miller, Annis May Timpson, and Michael Lessnoff

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198279846
eISBN:
9780191684302
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198279846.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This book examines what the British people and their politicians really think about the fundamentals of politics. Based on new and revealing survey data, it presents an analysis of British attitudes ... More


Human Rights Transformed: Positive Rights and Positive Duties

Sandra Fredman FBA

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199272761
eISBN:
9780191709814
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199272761.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

This book moves beyond the artificial boundary between socio-economic and civil and political rights and instead focuses on the positive duties to which all rights give rise. Human rights have ... More


Human Rights: Discrepancies Between Philosophy and International Law

James Griffin

in On Human Rights

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199238781
eISBN:
9780191716478
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199238781.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter works out the implications of the account for a selection of lower-level human rights. Topics discussed include the discrepancies between two lists of human rights — the one from the ... More


Public Opinion and Felon Disenfranchisement

Jeff Manza, Christopher Uggen, and Clem Brooks

in Locked Out: Felon Disenfranchisement and American Democracy

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195149326
eISBN:
9780199943975
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195149326.003.0050
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

This chapter examines public attitudes toward disenfranchisement. It shows that there is little public support for stripping the right to vote from all people convicted of felonies. Instead, the ... More


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