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The Power Controversy

Robert W. Righter

in The Battle Over Hetch Hetchy: America's Most Controversial Dam and the Birth of Modern Environmentalism

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195149470
eISBN:
9780199788934
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195149470.003.0009
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The Hetch Hetchy fight was greatly influenced by the nascent battle over who would provide the public with electrical power. Would it be public power or a private power company? Would it be San ... More


Public Authority and Private Power

HELEN CASTOR

in The King, the Crown, and the Duchy of Lancaster: Public Authority and Private Power, 1399-1461

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198206224
eISBN:
9780191677038
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198206224.003.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

By declaring in 1399 that his Duchy of Lancaster should continue to be treated exactly as it would have been ‘if we had never assumed the ensign of royal dignity’, Henry IV was therefore ensuring ... More


Make or buy? Principal-agent theory and the regulation of private military companies

James Cockayne

in From Mercenaries to Market: The Rise and Regulation of Private Military Companies

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199228485
eISBN:
9780191711435
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199228485.003.0012
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This chapter looks at the diversity of both the industry and its clients and the resulting variety of potential costs in the case of misconduct. Drawing on insights from principal-agent theory in ... More


‘The Public Interest’ in Regulation

Mike Feintuck

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199269020
eISBN:
9780191699320
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199269020.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

The concept of ‘the public interest’ is often used in legal and political discourse, lending an air of legitimacy and respectability to exercises of power. However, the term is rarely defined in any ... More


Private Creditor Power and the Politics of Sovereign Debt Governance

Skylar Brooks and Domenico Lombardi

in Too Little, Too Late: The Quest to Resolve Sovereign Debt Crises

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780231179263
eISBN:
9780231542029
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231179263.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics

Recent economic and legal developments highlight the longstanding need for an international framework to facilitate sovereign debt restructuring. Yet, despite the repeated and ongoing efforts of ... More


Powers and Power-Conferring Rules

in H.L.A. Hart, Second Edition

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804756785
eISBN:
9780804779562
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804756785.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

When one makes a promise, he is “opting in” to a particular obligation. A promise is an obligation, regardless of ulterior intention or motive. H. L. A. Hart refers to the making of a promise the ... More


Is Leviathan Still Holding Sway over International Dealings?

Antonio Cassese and Luigi Condorelli

in Realizing Utopia: The Future of International Law

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199691661
eISBN:
9780191738593
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199691661.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

According to many commentators, the state is in crisis because it is undergoing a downright expropriation of the main prerogatives and functions associated with it, to the benefit of international ... More


Liberalism in the Postwar City: Public and Private Power in Urban Renewal

Lizabeth Cohen

in Making Sense of American Liberalism

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036866
eISBN:
9780252093982
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036866.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter explores how the postwar reality is complicated, and a major aspect of that complexity was the different balance, in different places and moments of time, between public and private ... More


Illiberal Libertarians: Why Libertarianism Is Not a Liberal View

Samuel Freeman

in Liberalism and Distributive Justice

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
July 2018
ISBN:
9780190699260
eISBN:
9780190699291
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190699260.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter situates three contemporary views—classical liberalism, the high liberal tradition, and libertarianism—on the map of political conceptions and argues that, though libertarianism is ... More


A Coherent Concept of the Public Interest in Regulation

Mike Feintuck

in ‘The Public Interest’ in Regulation

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199269020
eISBN:
9780191699320
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199269020.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter seeks to establish an argument for the advisability, or even the necessity, of the adoption of a value-laden concept of public interest, and examines the content and purpose of such a ... More


From Access to Monopoly: The Results and Complexities of Google’s Copyright Logic

Joanne Elizabeth Gray

in Google Rules: The History and Future of Copyright Under the Influence of Google

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
March 2020
ISBN:
9780190072070
eISBN:
9780190072100
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190072070.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Intellectual Property, IT, and Media Law

This chapter provides an evaluation of Google’s influence on copyright law and identifies the implications for the public interest. Google’s influence raises critical questions regarding monopoly ... More


Billionaires in World Politics

Peter Hägel

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780198852711
eISBN:
9780191887079
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198852711.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, Political Economy

This book shows how the privatization of politics assumes a new dimension when billionaires wield power in world politics, which requires a re-thinking of individual agency in International ... More


Introduction

Peter Hägel

in Billionaires in World Politics

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780198852711
eISBN:
9780191887079
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198852711.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, Political Economy

Chapter 1 introduces billionaires as the prophets of the neoliberal age, whose entrepreneurship is increasingly shifting from business to other social realms, including politics. Several examples ... More


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