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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


Scope‐Of‐Government Beliefs and Political Support

Ole Borre

in The Scope of Government

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198294740
eISBN:
9780191598838
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198294743.003.0012
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter explores the consequences of beliefs about the scope of political support with a view to explaining the possible loss of political support in advanced democracies. Its main hypothesis is ... More


Popular Support for Electing Women in Eastern Europe

Clyde Wilcox, Beth Stark, and Sue Thomas

in Women's Access to Political Power in Post-Communist Europe

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780199246861
eISBN:
9780191601965
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199246866.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter examines the demand for women in the legislatures of post-communist Central and Eastern Europe. There is currently little demand for female legislators, with a prevailing attitude in ... More


Experiences of Direct Support

Jean Drèze and Amartya Sen

in Hunger and Public Action

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198283652
eISBN:
9780191596193
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198283652.003.0012
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

The strategy of support‐led security is examined, reflected in the experiences of some selected countries, in particular, Sri Lanka, Chile, and Costa Rica. This strategy is distinguished by the use ... More


Squaring the public policy circle: Managing a mismatch between demands and resources

Peter Taylor-Gooby

in New Paradigms in Public Policy

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780197264935
eISBN:
9780191760365
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264935.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

This chapter examines the strategies that have been developed to manage the dilemma between maintaining services and constraint. These include shifting responsibility in various areas towards the ... More


China and India

Jean Drèze and Amartya Sen

in Hunger and Public Action

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198283652
eISBN:
9780191596193
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198283652.003.0011
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Taking advantage of the similarities between China and India when they began their development planning, an assessment is made of their achievements and how eventually China had greater success than ... More


Beginnings: Immigrants, Radicals, and the AFL (1900–1959)

Marshall Ganz

in Why David Sometimes Wins: Leadership, Strategy and the Organization in the California Farm Worker Movement

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195162011
eISBN:
9780199943401
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195162011.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

From 1900 to 1950, three waves of attempts at organizing farm workers failed to win a single multiyear contract, establish a sustainable farm workers union, or reform the rules governing the farm ... More


Affirmative Action

Loan Le and Jack Citrin

in Public Opinion and Constitutional Controversy

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195329414
eISBN:
9780199851720
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195329414.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter begins with a description of public opinion leading up to the first major Court decision on affirmative action, the University of California Regents v. Bakke case in 1978, and then ... More


Public Opinion and the Death Penalty

Shanhe Jiang

in The Death Penalty In China: Policy, Practice, and Reform

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231170079
eISBN:
9780231540810
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231170079.003.0009
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter surveys studies of public opinion on China’s death penalty and critically analyzes results of past studies and discusses potential implications.


Introduction 1

Jean Drèze and Amartya Sen

in The Political Economy of Hunger: Volume 3: Endemic Hunger

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780198286370
eISBN:
9780191718441
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198286370.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

The third volume elucidates endemic hunger, illustrating the performances of various actions, and sifting the lessons for public policy which aim to eliminate persistent hunger. There are two ... More


How Do People in England Want to Be Governed?

John Curtice

in Governing England: English Identity and Institutions in a Changing United Kingdom

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780197266465
eISBN:
9780191879609
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197266465.003.0012
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

The advent of devolution in Scotland and Wales might have been expected to stimulate increased public support for devolution for England, not least because of a heightened sense of English identity. ... More


Popular Muslim Attitudes towards Violent Islamic Groups: The Case of Pakistan

C. Christine Fair and Clark B. Lombardi

in Religion and Human Security: A Global Perspective

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199827732
eISBN:
9780199950553
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199827732.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter on Pakistan examines the phenomenon of public support for militant Islamic groups that promote violence in Pakistan's neighbors as well as in Pakistan itself. Since Pakistanis tend to ... More


The Successor to Containment

Hal Brands

in From Berlin to Baghdad: America's Search for Purpose in the Post-Cold War World

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813124629
eISBN:
9780813134925
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813124629.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter discusses the attempts that Bill Clinton, George W. Bush's successor, conducted to meet the challenge of shaping foreign policy in a post-Cold War world. Clinton's strategy, which was ... More


The Calculation of Costs: An Innocent Public

in In Time of War: Understanding American Public Opinion from World War II to Iraq

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226043586
eISBN:
9780226043463
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226043463.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Should the opinions of citizens in a democracy matter in decisions of war and peace? The answer to this critical question depends on the stock we place in the ability of the public to come to ... More


Conclusions

in In Time of War: Understanding American Public Opinion from World War II to Iraq

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226043586
eISBN:
9780226043463
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226043463.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Since the 1950s, the consideration of public opinion about war has largely proceeded apart from the consideration of public opinion about domestic politics. This book has provided an overview of the ... More


The Consequences of National Security Oversight in Democracies

Michael P. Colaresi

in Democracy Declassified: The Secrecy Dilemma in National Security

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780199389773
eISBN:
9780199397723
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199389773.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, Comparative Politics

Chapter 7 explains the empirical predictions of this theory of retrospective oversight and compares its predictions on partisan polarization, military spending, and foreign policy success to other ... More


Revealing Evidence: Support, Spending, and Success

Michael P. Colaresi

in Democracy Declassified: The Secrecy Dilemma in National Security

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780199389773
eISBN:
9780199397723
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199389773.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, Comparative Politics

Chapter 9 includes three sets of investigations on how oversight affects support, spending, and success in democratic foreign policy. The first set of analyses explores how specific changes in ... More


Wartime Crisis Management and Its Failure

Robert Blobaum

in A Minor Apocalypse: Warsaw during the First World War

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781501705236
eISBN:
9781501707889
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501705236.003.0004
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter looks at the Warsaw Citizens Committee, which emerged in August 1914 to assist in the basic provisioning of the city, finding work for the unemployed, assisting the families of military ... More


Public Passions: The Trial of Shi Jianqiao and the Rise of Popular Sympathy in Republican China

Eugenia Lean

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520247185
eISBN:
9780520932678
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520247185.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

In 1935, a Chinese woman by the name of Shi Jianqiao murdered the notorious warlord Sun Chuanfang as he prayed in a Buddhist temple. This riveting work of history examines this well-publicized crime ... More


Marriage, Hate Crimes, and Civil Rights

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/9780226544106.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter argues that the level of public support for gay rights on marriage, hate crimes, and civil rights only partly explains public policy outcomes in each of them. Explanations rooted in ... More


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