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The Limits of Political Action

Dominic J. O’Meara

in Platonopolis: Platonic Political Philosophy in Late Antiquity

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780199285532
eISBN:
9780191717819
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199285532.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

What limits political action? To what extent is it autonomous? To what external factors is it subjected? These questions are discussed as Neoplatonist philosophers approached them, as are the themes ... More


Parenti, Amici, Vicini

Paula C. Clarke

in The Soderini and the Medici

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198229926
eISBN:
9780191678943
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198229926.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

The case of Niccolò and Tommaso Soderini suggests that fraternal rivalry played a role in the development of their political enmity, as jealousy developed over political success and acquisition of ... More


Issues, Institutions, and Threats

in Same Sex, Different Politics: Success and Failure in the Struggles over Gay Rights

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226544083
eISBN:
9780226544106
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226544106.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This study examines the dramatically different levels of success that gay rights advocates have experienced on six key issues: the legalization of homosexual conduct, military service, adoption, ... More


Conclusion

in Same Sex, Different Politics: Success and Failure in the Struggles over Gay Rights

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226544083
eISBN:
9780226544106
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226544106.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter returns to the central research question—why have gays and lesbians succeeded in reaching some of their goals more than others? After summarizing the book's main findings and integrating ... More


Proportional Electoral Systems

David Lublin

in Minority Rules: Electoral Systems, Decentralization, and Ethnoregional Party Success

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2014
ISBN:
9780199948826
eISBN:
9780190209339
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199948826.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter examines proportional electoral systems. It begins with a brief exploration of different types of proportional representation systems. It then examines the impact of constituency ... More


Victory on Capitol Hill

Doug Rossinow

in The Reagan Era: A History of the 1980s

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231169882
eISBN:
9780231538657
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231169882.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter considers Reagan’s first year in office. As he had triumphed with the voters in 1980; he did so with lawmakers in 1981. His success was fundamentally the result of the November 1980 ... More


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