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Federalism and European Union: A Political Economy Perspective

David McKay

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198296775
eISBN:
9780191685279
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198296775.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

This book examines the decision to adopt European Monetary Union (EMU) as a federal bargain by the European Union, designed to provide the countries of Europe with a bulwark against the volatility of ... More


Compound democracy in America and Europe: comparing the USA and the EU

Sergio Fabbrini

in Compound Democracies: Why the United States and Europe Are Becoming Similar

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199235612
eISBN:
9780191715686
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199235612.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter compares the institutional structures and political processes of America and the EU. It is argued that the institutional structures and the political processes of the EU are quite ... 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


Introduction

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:
10.1093/0198295103.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

This work deals with the region of southern Africa in relation to democratic consolidation, dynamic modes of representation, and the mitigation of ethnic (and regional) conflict. It starts with the ... More


Political Reform

Timothy Besley and Torsten Persson

in Pillars of Prosperity: The Political Economics of Development Clusters

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691152684
eISBN:
9781400840526
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691152684.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, History of Economic Thought

This chapter takes some steps toward integrating endogenous political reform into the core model. A general finding is that forces that lead to political stability generally reduce the motives of ... More


The Political World

Bob Harris

in Politics and the Nation: Britain in the Mid-Eighteenth Century

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199246939
eISBN:
9780191714566
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199246939.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter explores the nature and changing conditions of national politics in mid-18th-century England and Wales. Emphasis is placed on the main forces shaping political life, especially party ... More


Germany: The Mixed‐Member System as a Political Compromise

Susan E. Scarrow

in Mixed-Member Electoral Systems: The Best of Both Worlds?

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199257683
eISBN:
9780191600241
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019925768X.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Describes how the German mixed‐member electoral system arose, and shows how it developed both from interest‐based bargaining and from more widely shared concerns about political stability. Some of ... More


Wilson and Democracy in Latin America

Tony Smith

in America's Mission: The United States and the Worldwide Struggle for Democracy

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691154923
eISBN:
9781400842025
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691154923.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter examines Woodrow Wilson's attempts to foster constitutionalism in Latin America through imperialist interventions that commenced shortly after he was elected president in 1913. It begins ... More


Politics and the Nation: Britain in the Mid-Eighteenth Century

Robert Harris

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199246939
eISBN:
9780191714566
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199246939.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This book presents a new picture of political life in mid-18th century Britain, a period of history which is poorly understood. It argues that British politics and political culture in this period ... More


Choosing Socially Efficient Institutions

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.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Three types of political regimes are evaluated for their success in establishing stable and durable democracies. These are parliamentarism with majority electoral rules, parliamentarism with ... More


Escaping by Accident

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/9780691155821.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, International

This chapter demonstrates how the Great Depression allowed Herbert Hoover and Franklin Roosevelt to pull back from Theodore Roosevelt's imperial commitment. The Depression facilitated the end of the ... More


Introduction

Bob Harris

in Politics and the Nation: Britain in the Mid-Eighteenth Century

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199246939
eISBN:
9780191714566
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199246939.003.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This book reconstructs the politics and political culture of Britain in the mid-18th century in a way which helps to highlight the main issues, feelings, ideologies, and realities which gave ... More


Civil Societies as Cultural and Developmental Contexts for Civic Identity Formation

Constance Flanagan, M. Loreto Martínez, and Patricio Cumsille

in Bridging Cultural and Developmental Approaches to Psychology: New Syntheses in Theory, Research, and Policy

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780195383430
eISBN:
9780199827176
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195383430.003.0006
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter focuses on the mediating institutions of civil society in the social incorporation of younger citizens. Lay theories about the polity and the tenets of the social contract that bind ... More


Geopolitical Competition and Political Stability: Kyrgyzstan’s Base Bidding War

Alexander Cooley

in Great Games, Local Rules: The New Great Power Contest in Central Asia

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199929825
eISBN:
9780199950485
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199929825.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Chapter 7 focuses more narrowly on the issue of great power rivalry and regional political stability. It explores how even in the clearest-cut case of geopolitical competition between the United ... More


General Remarks

Andreas Osiander

in The States System of Europe, 1640–1990: Peacemaking and the Conditions of International Stability

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198278870
eISBN:
9780191684258
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198278870.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This introductory chapter points out various aspects of the problem of stability in international politics. In line with established usage in international relations theory, it will refer to ... More


Conclusion

Bob Harris

in Politics and the Nation: Britain in the Mid-Eighteenth Century

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199246939
eISBN:
9780191714566
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199246939.003.0009
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

Politics in Britain during the mid-18th century was one of considerable depth and significance, as well as much uncertainty. Political stability did not mean tranquility, or an absence of ... More


Lucca 1430–1494: The Structure of Politics

M. E. Bratchel

in Lucca 1430–1494: The Reconstruction of an Italian City-Republic

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198204848
eISBN:
9780191676420
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198204848.003.0004
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

The political settlement of 1430 was to survive the ambitions of individual citizens. The conspiracies themselves, for the greater part, are worthy of study less for their significance as serious ... More


Introduction

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/9780195371161.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

Chapter 1 summarizes the main theses of the book and provides an overview of the contents of each of its chapters. It argues that the episodes of rapid economic growth (during the Porfiriato and ... More


In Search of a New East Asian Paradigm for Development

Yung Chul Park

in Economic Liberalization and Integration in East Asia: A Post-Crisis Paradigm

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780199276776
eISBN:
9780191603051
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199276773.003.0022
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

Reforming the old system, rather than adopting an Anglo-American model, is essential to make it better suited and more flexible in adjusting to the new realities of the region and the rest of the ... More


Barbados: Tradition and Modernity in a Model Small State

Anthony P. Maingot

in Race, Ideology, and the Decline of Caribbean Marxism

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780813061061
eISBN:
9780813051345
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813061061.003.0011
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

Barbados has long been severely criticized––or ignored––because of its adherence to British political and cultural traditions. Much of this censure and neglect was a result of its having had the most ... More


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