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United States: A Political Class of Entrepreneurs

Jens Borchert and Gary Copeland

in The Political Class in Advanced Democracies: A Comparative Handbook

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780199260362
eISBN:
9780191601873
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199260362.003.0021
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

American politicians have about the greatest choice in terms of the electoral offices they want to pursue. However, only a minority of these numerous offices is professionalized. Moreover, while ... More


Germany: From “Guilds of Notables” to Political Class

Jens Borchert and Lutz Zeiss

in The Political Class in Advanced Democracies: A Comparative Handbook

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780199260362
eISBN:
9780191601873
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199260362.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

The professionalization of politics in Germany was hindered by the explicit rejection of legislative salaries in the German constitution until 1906. Thus, it was the Social Democratic Party and ... More


Constitutional Preferences in Dutch Parliamentary Reform Debates, 1985–2010

Thomas Winzen

in Constitutional Preferences and Parliamentary Reform: Explaining National Parliaments' Adaptation to European Integration

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2017
ISBN:
9780198793397
eISBN:
9780191835223
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198793397.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, European Union

This chapter traces debates about the reform of EU-related oversight institutions in the Dutch parliament, the Tweede Kamer, from the mid-1980s to2010. Do the assumptions and mechanisms underlying an ... More


Liberal Proposal 2 By Peter A. Diamond and Peter R. Orszag: “A Balanced Approach”

Jagadeesh Gokhale

in Social Security: A Fresh Look at Policy Alternatives

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226300337
eISBN:
9780226300368
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226300368.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

Peter A. Diamond and Peter R. Orszag, are both prominent and highly respected economists. Both have made wide-ranging contributions in the areas of fiscal policy and social insurance including to the ... More


Commentary: Reasonableness and Politics

Daniel Callahan

in The Future of Bioethics: International Dialogues

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199682676
eISBN:
9780191763168
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199682676.003.0077
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

The principle of “accountability for reasonableness” seems both wise and full of common sense, but several doubts and questions remain. In a political system such as that in the U.S., where the ... More


Anti-Popery and the Rise of Presbyterian Radicalism

in Wolfe Tone: Second Edition

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846318078
eISBN:
9781846317774
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846317774.009
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter examines the efforts of Theobald Wolfe Tone for Catholic emancipation in Ireland. It highlights the influence of the heightened sectional identities of the Protestants and the Ulster ... More


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