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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


What is Constitutionalisation?

Martin Loughlin

in The Twilight of Constitutionalism?

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199585007
eISBN:
9780191723469
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199585007.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

Constitutionalisation involves the attempt to subject all governmental action within a designated field to the structures, processes, principles, and values of a ‘constitution’. Although this ... More


Powers and Public Law: Law and Politics

Neil MacCormick

in Institutions of Law: An Essay in Legal Theory

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780198267911
eISBN:
9780191714832
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198267911.003.0011
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

This chapter discusses powers in public law, and the distinctive character of public as against private power, leading into a discussion of the interface between public law and politics. It argues ... More


Wiring the New West: The Strange Career of Public Power

Donald J. Pisani

in Water and American Government: The Reclamation Bureau, National Water Policy, and the West, 1902-1935

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520230309
eISBN:
9780520927582
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520230309.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter introduces the Boulder Dam, and aims to show the way it was able to blend both public and private enterprise. It emphasizes that the dam did not restrict the power of private utility ... More


War, Revolution, and the Bureaucratic State: Politics and Army Administration in France, 1791–1799

Colin Burrow

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198205425
eISBN:
9780191676628
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205425.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This book examines a period of particular importance in the formation of the modern French state. The revolutionary strife and international war of the 1790s had important and far-reaching ... More


French Law: Formal Bases of Liability and Practical ‘Irresponsibility’

SIMON WHITTAKER

in Liability for Products: English Law, French Law, and European Harmonization

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198256137
eISBN:
9780191681639
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198256137.003.0012
Subject:
Law, Comparative Law

This chapter addresses the question of liability in the administration for failures in the organisation or control of product safety. Firstly, it is concerned with the possession by public bodies of ... More


Conclusion

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/9780198206224.003.0009
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

Possession of ‘incomparably the greatest of all affinities’ allowed Henry IV to seize the throne in 1399, but in the context of the attempt to establish a new Lancastrian monarchy this formidable ... More


Introduction

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/9780195149470.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The Hetch Hetchy Valley fight represented the first time the forces of development and preservation fought on a national level. Located within Yosemite National Park, the struggle signaled the ... More


The American Revolution: The Forces in Conflict

R. R. Palmer

in The Age of the Democratic Revolution: A Political History of Europe and America, 1760-1800

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691161280
eISBN:
9781400850228
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691161280.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter discusses the players involved in the American Revolution, which is considered a great event for the whole Euro-American world. In the Age of the Democratic Revolution, the American ... More


The Culture of Secrecy: Britain 1832-1998

David Vincent

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198203070
eISBN:
9780191675690
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198203070.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This book is a comprehensive study of the restriction of official information in Britain. It seeks to understand why secrets have been kept, and how systems of control have been constructed — and ... More


Public Power and Purpose in Global Governance

Jennifer Mitzen

in Power in Concert: The Nineteenth-Century Origins of Global Governance

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780226060088
eISBN:
9780226060255
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226060255.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter discusses two central concepts—collective intentionality and public—to lay the theoretical groundwork for the framework developed in Chapter 2. It then turns to intentionalities in ... More


From International Society to Public Power

Jennifer Mitzen

in Power in Concert: The Nineteenth-Century Origins of Global Governance

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780226060088
eISBN:
9780226060255
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226060255.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter develops the claim that international public power became possible in 1815 with the Vienna Settlement ending the Napoleonic Wars. It first establishes the historical preconditions for ... More


Public Interest and Parental Authority in the Compulsory School

in School, Society, & State: A New Education to Govern Modern America, 1890 – 1940

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226772097
eISBN:
9780226772127
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226772127.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

In the 1890s, state legislatures in America passed laws to ensure that parents educated their children, but gave parents the freedom to define an adequate education and control how it was delivered. ... More


“The Dove Has Claws”: Sympathy and State Power

in The Rights of the Defenseless: Protecting Animals and Children in Gilded Age America

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226652016
eISBN:
9780226652023
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226652023.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter focuses on humane societies' creation of a private charity endowed with public powers in the U.S. It explains this hybrid organization combined moral suasion with police and highlights ... More


Prologue: my own journey

Pat O’Connor

in Management and gender in higher education

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780719083587
eISBN:
9781781706800
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719083587.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Education

My own background was one where what you know (i.e. knowledge: favoured by my mother) and who you know (i.e. power: favoured by my father) were competing narratives. As a young woman, graduating at ... More


The Old Despotism *

Tom Bingham

in The Business of Judging: Selected Essays and Speeches

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198299127
eISBN:
9780191685620
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198299127.003.0014
Subject:
Law, Legal Profession and Ethics, Philosophy of Law

Lord Hewart of Bury was Lord Chief Justice of England from 1922 to 1940. He had previously been Attorney-General. He felt, very strongly, that in ... 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


Against Moral Disestablishment

Neil MacCormick

in Legal Right and Social Democracy: Essays in Legal and Political Philosophy

Published in print:
1984
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198255024
eISBN:
9780191681561
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198255024.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

There are some moral values which ought to be enforced in law. The legitimacy of using laws to moral ends has been a much disputed point in modern times. This chapter is about the question of whether ... More


Sovereignty Today

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/9780231164252.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter looks at the role of sovereignty today. Sovereignty continues to play an important role in domestic and international legal documents as well as in international relations. Sovereignty's ... More


Non-Territorial Autonomy: The Meaning of ‘(Non-)Territoriality’

Markku Suksi

in Minority Accommodation through Territorial and Non-Territorial Autonomy

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780198746669
eISBN:
9780191808944
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198746669.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration, Comparative Law

Three institutional forms of non-territorial autonomy (NTA) are presented as possible mechanisms of governance: personal autonomy, functional autonomy, and national cultural autonomy. National ... More


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