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What Is Political Authority?

Joseph Chan

in Confucian Perfectionism: A Political Philosophy for Modern Times

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691158617
eISBN:
9781400848690
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691158617.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter considers early Confucian views on the nature, purposes, and justifications of authority. Rejecting an interpretation of Confucianism that treats authority as an ownership right to be ... More


The Citizens of Magnesia

Christopher Bobonich

in Plato's Utopia Recast: His Later Ethics and Politics

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199251438
eISBN:
9780191597084
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199251436.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

Since in the Laws Plato comes to think that non‐philosophers are capable of genuine virtue, new conceptions of what a good city is and of what a good citizen is are both possible and required. This ... More


Political Equality

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/9780691190914.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter identifies what it means to enjoy specifically political equality. To affirm equal political status is to recognize each citizen as equally entitled to render authoritative judgments as ... More


The Arab States and the Press, 1918–1945

Ami Ayalon

in The Press in the Arab Middle East: A History

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195087802
eISBN:
9780199854516
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195087802.003.0005
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This chapter discusses the essence of the history of the press during the period 1918–1945 in each state: Egypt, Syria, Lebanon, Iraq, Palestine and Arabian Peninsula. The disintegration of the ... More


Traditional Micronesian Societies: Adaptation, Integration, and Political Organization in the Central Pacific

Glenn Petersen

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824832483
eISBN:
9780824870140
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824832483.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This book explores the extraordinary successes of the peoples who first settled the Central Pacific islands some two thousand years ago. They and their descendants devised social and cultural ... More


Taiwan’s Sunflower Occupy Movement as a Transformative Resistance to the “China Factor”

Jieh-min Wu

in Take Back Our Future: An Eventful Sociology of the Hong Kong Umbrella Movement

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781501740916
eISBN:
9781501740930
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501740916.003.0010
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter focuses on the Sunflower Occupy Movement which broke out in March of 2014, shaking Taiwan's political landscape and its relations with China. The Sunflower Movement was a culmination of ... More


Constitutional Democracy

Otfried Höffe

in Critique of Freedom: The Central Problem of Modernity

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780226465906
eISBN:
9780226466064
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226466064.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter addresses the role of freedom in a constitutional democracy through a consideration of law, political rule, and individual rights. The author advances an account of what liberal rule ... More


Searching for the Romano-Egyptian Family

Richard Alston

in The Roman Family in the Empire: Rome, Italy, and Beyond

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199268412
eISBN:
9780191708589
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199268412.003.05
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter looks at the impact of political rule on Jewish family life in the early period of the Roman empire, charting the relatively minor changes in circumcision, onomastics, and burial ... More


Introduction

Tom Gallagher

in Romania and the European Union: How the Weak Vanquished the Strong

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719077432
eISBN:
9781781702260
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719077432.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

This book shows that the European Union (EU)'s multi-layered system of decision making was unequal to the stark challenges presented by a candidate with as many problems as Romania. The forms of ... More


Politicians, Security Politics and the Political Game

Andrew W. Neal

in Security as Politics: Beyond the State of Exception

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781474450928
eISBN:
9781474465342
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474450928.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

Drawing on research interviews with politicians, including three former cabinet ministers and a former member of the UK Intelligence and Security Committee, this chapter describes the historical ... More


The Origins and Transformation of the Concept of the Constitution

Dieter Grimm

in Constitutionalism: Past, Present, and Future

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780198766124
eISBN:
9780191829277
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198766124.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This introductory chapter traces the development of the constitution as a legal concept. It shows how the revolutionary disruptions of 1776 and 1789 helped to bring about a solution to the permanent ... More


Sovereignty in a Time of Changing Statehood

Dieter Grimm

in Sovereignty: The Origin and Future of a Political and Legal Concept

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231164252
eISBN:
9780231539302
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231164252.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter examines the concept of sovereignty. Sovereignty has been a key concept in political and legal discourse since the thirteenth century. But political systems changed so fundamentally in ... More


Centre–Periphery Relations in Afghanistan

Nazif Shahrani

in Local Politics in Afghanistan: A Century of Intervention in the Social Order

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780199327928
eISBN:
9780199388066
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199327928.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

This chapter explores the politics of the Afghan government in aiming to establish its political rule throughout the country. It reveals particular techniques of physical violence and subjugation ... More


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