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The Evolution of the Brazilian Environmental Movement and Its Political Roles

Kathryn Hochstetler

in The New Politics of Inequality in Latin America: Rethinking Participation and Representation

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198781837
eISBN:
9780191598968
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198781830.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

Perceptions of the political importance of social movements and popular organizations often err by seeing only one of their many possible roles. An analysis of the evolution of the Brazilian ... More


Senior Officials in the German Federal Administration: Institutional Change and Positional Differentiation

Klaus H. Goetz

in Bureaucratic Elites in Western European States: A Comparative Analysis of Top Officials

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198294467
eISBN:
9780191600067
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198294468.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This account of institutional change and positional differentiation of senior officials in Germany's Federal administration is presented in five sections. Section I, ‘Senior Officials and the ... More


On Studying Governments

Rudy B. Andeweg

in Governing Europe

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199250158
eISBN:
9780191599439
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199250154.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

This chapter gives an overview of approaches to the study of governments, building explicitly on the work of A. King (1975) and C. Campbell (1993), who, respectively, offered three research themes ... More


Senior Officials in Austria

Barbara Liegl and Wolfgang C. Müller

in Bureaucratic Elites in Western European States: A Comparative Analysis of Top Officials

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198294467
eISBN:
9780191600067
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198294468.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

First provides an overview of the formal structure of the civil service in post‐war Austria and the position of senior officials within it. Includes a discussion of recent changes aimed at making the ... More


Political Institutions

Gianfranco Piggo

in Durkheim

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198780878
eISBN:
9780191695391
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198780878.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter discusses political institutions and their relation to the works of Durkheim. It deals with his political blind spots, his understanding of the central political institution of modernity ... More


Letters of Petition

James Daybell

in Women Letter-Writers in Tudor England

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199259915
eISBN:
9780191717437
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199259915.003.0009
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter, based on over 1,000 letters of petition or suitors' letters, outlines the range of patronage suits made by women, contributing to the re-examination of women's political roles in early ... More


An Emerging Political–Administrative Dichotomy

Anchrit Wille

in The Normalization of the European Commission: Politics and Bureaucracy in the EU Executive

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199665693
eISBN:
9780191755989
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199665693.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

This chapter explains how reforms have contributed to a redefined partnership between commissioners, heads of cabinets, and the top civil servants at the helm of the EU Commission. The desire to ... More


Political support

Peter Knoepfel

in Public Policy Resources

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781447345053
eISBN:
9781447345091
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447345053.003.0016
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

No actor from a specific policy community is capable of controlling the relatively volatile but nonetheless necessary resource Political Support enjoyed by substantive policies. Hence, this chapter ... More


The Role of the Judges' Club in Enhancing the Independence of the Judiciary and Spurring Political Reform1

Atef Shahat Said

in Judges and Political Reform in Egypt

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9789774162015
eISBN:
9781617970993
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774162015.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter is divided into four sections, the first and the last of which are devoted to this larger context. The first section discusses the position of the Judges' Club in the structure of ... More


Imperial Marriage in the Native Chinese and Non-Han State, Han to Ming

Jennifer Holmgren

in Marriage and Inequality in Chinese Society

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520069305
eISBN:
9780520910454
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520069305.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter looks at the structure underlying attitudes to imperial marriage and the political role of the emperor's wife in the native Chinese and non-Han state. The first section begins by ... More


The Power of a Single Number: A Political History of GDP

Philipp Lepenies

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780231175104
eISBN:
9780231541435
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231175104.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

Widely used since the mid-twentieth century, GDP (gross domestic product) has become the world’s most powerful statistical indicator of national development and progress. Practically all governments ... More


Individual Decision and Social Order

Jörg Rüpke

in On Roman Religion: Lived Religion and the Individual in Ancient Rome

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781501704703
eISBN:
9781501706264
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501704703.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion in the Ancient World

This chapter looks at examples of individual interpretations of traditional priestly roles from the third until the first century BC. There was innovative behavior not only on the part of the ... More


The Rise and Fall of the Military as a Political Force

İlter Turan

in Turkey’s Difficult Journey to Democracy: Two Steps Forward, One Step Back

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199663989
eISBN:
9780191799341
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199663989.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter analyzes the changing role of the military in Turkish politics from guardian to accepting civilian supremacy. Street violence and ineffective coalitions brought another military ... More


Changing policies: how faith-based organisations participate in poverty policies

Danielle Dierckx, Jan Vranken, and Ingemar Elander

in Faith-based organisations and exclusion in European cities

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9781847428349
eISBN:
9781447307785
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847428349.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Sociology of Religion

Chapter Seven deals with how FBOs participate and therefore attempt to bring about change. It explores the argument that participation in decision making is vital but also highlights the shortcomings ... More


Engagement Required: The Changing Role of the Corporation in Society

Andrew Crane and Dirk Matten

in Re-Imagining Capitalism

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780198785453
eISBN:
9780191827372
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198785453.003.0009
Subject:
Business and Management, International Business

This chapter starts by analyzing key drivers and pressures that have led to the changing role of business in society. It then highlights four specific areas of change, i.e., the involvement of ... More


Introduction

Peter Schwieger

in The Dalai Lama and the Emperor of China: A Political History of the Tibetan Institution of Reincarnation

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231168526
eISBN:
9780231538602
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231168526.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This introductory chapter sets out the three central questions addressed by the present study: How did the political role of the trülku position develop? What was its nature in various circumstances? ... More


Dressed to Kill

Regina A. Root

in Couture and Consensus: Fashion and Politics in Postcolonial Argentina

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816647934
eISBN:
9781452945965
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816647934.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

This chapter discusses how female bravery is represented by the acts of sewing and embroidery. When men go off to war, women are left at home doing the domestic chores. But during the regime of Juan ... More


Conclusion

Philipp Lepenies

in The Power of a Single Number: A Political History of GDP

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780231175104
eISBN:
9780231541435
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231175104.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

Provides a summary and talks in detail about recent international initiatives to complement or replace GDP. Makes the point that GDP sits firmly in the saddle because together with the idea of growth ... More


Introduction

José Álvarez-Junco

in Spanish Identity in the Age of Nations

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719075797
eISBN:
9781781701737
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719075797.003.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This introductory chapter begins with a brief discussion of the paucity of work on Spanish nationalism. It then sets out the purpose of the book, which is to present an interpretation of the ... More


Political Consulting Today

Dennis W. Johnson

in Democracy for Hire: A History of American Political Consulting

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780190272692
eISBN:
9780190272722
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190272692.003.0022
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Considering the low opinion the public has toward members of Congress, presidential candidates, and other elected officials, it is unsurprising that citizens also have little regard for political ... More


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