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‘If you are my brother, I may give you a dime!’ Public opinion on multiculturalism, trust, and the welfare state

Markus Crepaz

in Multiculturalism and the Welfare State: Recognition and Redistribution in Contemporary Democracies

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780199289172
eISBN:
9780191711084
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199289172.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

This chapter examines two central questions: how widespread is public support for multiculturalism policies? and what is the impact of the adoption of MCPs on public support for the welfare state? ... More


The Government of Risk: Understanding Risk Regulation Regimes

Christopher Hood, Henry Rothstein, and Robert Baldwin

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199243631
eISBN:
9780191599507
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199243638.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Why does the regulation of risks to human health and safety vary so dramatically from one policy domain to another? Why are some risks regulated aggressively and others responded to only modestly? Is ... More


Going Public, Going to Baghdad: Presidential Agenda-Setting and the Electoral Connection in Congress

Scott B. Blinder

in The Polarized Presidency of George W. Bush

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199217977
eISBN:
9780191711541
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199217977.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

President Bush and administration officials sought to persuade the domestic public, lawmakers in Washington, and the international community of the need to take military action against Saddam ... More


Opinion‐Responsive Government and Risk Regulation

Christopher Hood, Henry Rothstein, and Robert Baldwin

in The Government of Risk: Understanding Risk Regulation Regimes

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199243631
eISBN:
9780191599507
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199243638.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Explores the logic of basing risk regulation on mass popular opinion and explores the extent and conditions in which state regulation of risk reflects general public opinion. The chapter draws ... More


Plurinational Democracy: Stateless Nations in a Post-Sovereignty Era

Michael Keating

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199240760
eISBN:
9780191599644
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199240760.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Nationality claims are often seen as zero‐sum politics involving incompatible conceptions of the polity. Nationalism and self‐determination are seen as equivalent to separatism. Rethinking the ... More


The Further Off from England: British Public Opinion and Europe

Hugh Berrington and Rod Hague

in From the Nation State to Europe: Essays in Honour of Jack Hayward

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199244034
eISBN:
9780191599897
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199244030.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

There has been a lack of analytical rigour in evaluating the historical pattern of British public opinion regarding association with Europe. An excellent framework for such evaluation was provided by ... More


Bringing Public Opinion Back in

Richard Sinnott

in Public Opinion and Internationalized Governance

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198294764
eISBN:
9780191600005
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019829476X.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Theories about European Community integration have passed through three phases. The first consisted of two ambitious initial formulations (transactionalism and neo‐functionalism) during the late ... More


The Growth and Decline of the State?

Max Kaase and Kenneth Newton

in Beliefs in Government

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198294726
eISBN:
9780191599590
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198294727.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter reviews the finding of the ‘Beliefs in government’ project regarding the comparative development of public attitudes towards the welfare state in the countries of Western Europe: whether ... More


International Government

Max Kaase and Kenneth Newton

in Beliefs in Government

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198294726
eISBN:
9780191599590
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198294727.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter is divided into four sections. First, it examines attitudes of support or opposition to three agencies of international government which have the most importance for Western Europeans – ... More


Support for Integration: Élite or Mass‐Driven?

Bernhard Wessels

in Public Opinion and Internationalized Governance

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198294764
eISBN:
9780191600005
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019829476X.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

The general question addressed in this chapter is whether or not support for the European Community among the mass public is generated by elite action. More precisely, it asks whether opinion flow ... More


Citizen Support for Policy Integration

Russell J. Dalton and Richard C. Eichenberg

in European Integration and Supranational Governance

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
April 2004
ISBN:
9780198294641
eISBN:
9780191601071
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198294646.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

Examines the role of public opinion as a societal actor in the European integration process, analysing its evolution from comparative insignificance only a decade ago, when the research focus was ... More


Civil Society Organizations and Public Understandings of Islam

Christopher Bail

in Terrified: How Anti-Muslim Fringe Organizations Became Mainstream

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691159423
eISBN:
9781400852628
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691159423.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This chapter asks whether the influence of anti-Muslim organizations within the media and policy process extends toward the broader public and everyday life. Though public opinion of Muslims became ... More


Promotion of Democracy as Popular Demand ?

Ole R. Holsti

in American Democracy Promotion: Impulses, Strategies, and Impacts

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199240975
eISBN:
9780191598999
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199240973.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Discusses the impact of public opinion upon American democracy promotion after the Cold War. It seeks to answer the following questions: How strong is public support for promoting democracy abroad? ... More


Who Legitimately Speaks for Religion in Public Bioethics?

John H. Evans

David E. Guinn (ed.)

in Handbook of Bioethics and Religion

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780195178739
eISBN:
9780199784943
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195178734.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter discusses the various meanings of the two critical ideas in this book and compares them. These critical ideas are “religion” and “public bioethics”. The chapter focuses most of all not ... More


From Representative to Responsive Government?

Jean Charlot

in Elitism, Populism, and European Politics

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198280354
eISBN:
9780191599422
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198280351.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Despite the rise in electoral abstention, decline in party identification, and lack of trust in political elites, representative democracy is not in crisis, although the economic policies of ... More


Communicative Institutions: Public Opinion, Mass Media, Polls, Associations

Jeffrey C. Alexander

in The Civil Sphere

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195162509
eISBN:
9780199943364
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195162509.003.0020
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

Civil society should be understood not merely in terms of contrasting symbolic categories but as structures of feeling, the diffusely sensed obligations and rights that represent, and are at the same ... More


Democratic Challenges, Democratic Choices: The Erosion of Political Support in Advanced Industrial Democracies

Russell J. Dalton

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199268436
eISBN:
9780191708572
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199268436.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Most democratic citizens today are distrustful of politicians, political parties, and political institutions. Where once democracies expected an allegiant public, citizens now question the very ... More


Can the Circle Be Unbroken? Public Opinion and the Transatlantic Rupture

Steven Kull

in Just Another Major Crisis?: The United States and Europe since 2000

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199552030
eISBN:
9780191720291
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199552030.003.0012
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics, European Union

This chapter argues that the prognosis for repairing the Atlantic relationship ought to be good. There may well be a large split between the policies of the Bush administration and the attitudes of ... More


The Polarized Presidency of George W. Bush

George C Edwards III and Desmond King (eds)

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199217977
eISBN:
9780191711541
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199217977.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This book examines the foreign and domestic policies of President George W. Bush's administration. The analysis begins with an account of how highly polarized — in terms of public opinion and ... More


Conclusion: European Publics and the Legitimacy of Internationalized Governance

Philip Everts and Richard Sinnott

in Public Opinion and Internationalized Governance

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198294764
eISBN:
9780191600005
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019829476X.003.0017
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter presents a balance sheet regarding the assessments of public support for internationalized governance presented in the preceding chapters. On the credit side, there is widespread and ... More


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