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Living Traditions

R. A. W. Rhodes, John Wanna, and Patrick Weller

in Comparing Westminster

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199563494
eISBN:
9780191722721
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199563494.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, UK Politics

To recover the various meanings of executive government in Westminster systems, the first step is to identify the relevant living traditions. This chapter focuses on the main traditions and the ... More


Power and Legitimacy: Reconciling Europe and the Nation-State

Peter L. Lindseth

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780195390148
eISBN:
9780199866397
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195390148.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law, Public International Law

The implications of European integration for national democracy, representative government, and constitutionalism are well known. Nevertheless, as the events of the first decade of the present ... More


Imperfect Institutionalization: Islam Councils in Europe

Jonathan Laurence

in The Emancipation of Europe's Muslims: The State's Role in Minority Integration

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691144214
eISBN:
9781400840373
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691144214.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter examines the second round of state–mosque relations that produced institutionalized Islam Councils. Interior ministries provided the first impetus to organize Islam as a “national” ... More


Re‐running Elections Under Alternative Electoral Systems

Andrew Reynolds

in Electoral Systems and Democratization in Southern Africa

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198295105
eISBN:
9780191600128
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198295103.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

Together with Chs 5 and 6, Ch. 7 forms the historical, empirical, and quantitative heart of the book, providing the foundational evidence against which earlier postulated theories are gauged (Ch 1 ... More


Kingship and Propaganda: Royal Eloquence and the Crown of Aragon c.1200-1450

Suzanne F. Cawsey

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199251858
eISBN:
9780191719073
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199251858.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

In the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries, the Crown of Aragon in Spain was a rapidly expanding and powerful political unit with an original form of representative government. Throughout this ... More


Parliamentary Government

Michael Rush

in The Role of the Member of Parliament Since 1868: From Gentlemen to Players

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198275770
eISBN:
9780191684142
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198275770.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This chapter discusses the meaning of parliamentary government, parliamentary government and representative government, parliamentary government and responsible government, parliamentary government ... More


Reconciling Europe and the Nation-State in Law and History

Peter L. Lindseth

in Power and Legitimacy: Reconciling Europe and the Nation-State

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780195390148
eISBN:
9780199866397
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195390148.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law, Public International Law

This introductory chapter provides a brief summary of the book's argument—the administrative, not constitutional character of supranational governance in the European Union (EU), and the convergence ... More


Moderation after the Terror: Madame de Staël’s Elusive Center

Aurelian Craiutu

in A Virtue for Courageous Minds: Moderation in French Political Thought, 1748-1830

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691146768
eISBN:
9781400842421
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691146768.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter examines political moderation in the writings of Germaine de Staël, with a particular focus on her attempt to create a center in the aftermath of the French Revolution. Madame de Staël's ... More


Theoretical Foundations of Liberal Order

Casper Sylvest

in Liberal World Orders

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780197265529
eISBN:
9780191760334
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265529.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter draws on the writings of late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century liberal writings to show how, mainly British, liberals campaigned for the moralization, reform, or regulation of ... More


Moderation and “Neutral Power”: pouvoir modérateur

Aurelian Craiutu

in A Virtue for Courageous Minds: Moderation in French Political Thought, 1748-1830

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691146768
eISBN:
9781400842421
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691146768.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter examines political moderation in Benjamin Constant's political thought, with particular emphasis on his search for a “neutral power” that would function as a moderating device, keeping ... More


Engaging with Government: Extending the Web

Bina Agarwal

in Gender and Green Governance: The Political Economy of Women's Presence Within and Beyond Community Forestry

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199569687
eISBN:
9780191721847
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199569687.003.0011
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental, International

Comprehensive solutions to many local problems cannot be found solely within the purview of civil society, or locally. It is also necessary to engage with institutions of government at many levels. ... More


: Representation and Democracy

in Representative Democracy: Principles and Genealogy

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226842783
eISBN:
9780226842806
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226842806.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter sets out the normative guidelines of a democratic theory of representative government, which the ensuing chapters are meant to elucidate. It argues that democratic representation ... More


Law and Government

William A. Green

in British Slave Emancipation

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198202783
eISBN:
9780191675515
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198202783.003.0003
Subject:
History, World Modern History

Great Britain owned 14 sugar colonies in tropical America. Six of them were originally settled by Englishmen and the remaining eight were secured by conquest. In the 11 colonies, a representative or ... More


Consent and Competence in Representative Government

Mark B. Brown

in Science in Democracy: Expertise, Institutions, and Representation

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262013246
eISBN:
9780262258647
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262013246.003.0026
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

Seventeenth-century science was closely affiliated with monarchy and opposed to democracy because of improper political implications. During the eighteenth century, elements allied with early modern ... More


: Rousseau's Unrepresentable Sovereign

in Representative Democracy: Principles and Genealogy

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226842783
eISBN:
9780226842806
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226842806.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter discusses the objections to representation, which the theory of representative government has traditionally relied upon. The main theme here is a critical analysis of Rousseau's ... More


Australasia: one or two ‘honorable cannibals’ in the House?

Julie Evans, Patricia Grimshaw, David Philips, and Shurlee Swain

in Equal Subjects, Unequal Rights: Indigenous People in British Settler Colonies, 1830-1910

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719060038
eISBN:
9781781700334
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719060038.003.0004
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

This chapter focuses on the expansion of the British Empire and early political developments in the British settler colonies in the region of Australasia from the late 1830s to around 1870. The first ... More


South Africa: better ‘the Hottentot at the hustings’ than ‘the Hottentot in the wilds with his gun on his shoulder’

Julie Evans, Patricia Grimshaw, David Philips, and Shurlee Swain

in Equal Subjects, Unequal Rights: Indigenous People in British Settler Colonies, 1830-1910

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719060038
eISBN:
9781781700334
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719060038.003.0005
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

This chapter focuses on the expansion of the British Empire and early political developments in the British settler colonies in South Africa from the late 1830s to around 1870. The British took over ... More


Introduction

AMY NG

in Nationalism and Political Liberty: Redlich, Namier, and the Crisis of Empire

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199273096
eISBN:
9780191706318
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199273096.003.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This book looks at the lives and works of Josef Redlich (1869-1936) and Lewis Namier (1869-1936), noted anti-nationalist historians — a minority position in an age when nationalism was at its apogee ... More


J. S. Mill: Democracy and the Authority of the Instructed

Dana Villa

in Teachers of the People: Political Education in Rousseau, Hegel, Tocqueville, and Mill

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780226467498
eISBN:
9780226467528
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226467528.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter looks at tension between the anti-paternalism of On Liberty and the paternalism found in Mill's Considerations on Representative Government. Mill was deeply impressed by Tocqueville's ... More


Democracy, or Taming an Unruly Friend

András Sajó and Renáta Uitz

in The Constitution of Freedom: An Introduction to Legal Constitutionalism

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780198732174
eISBN:
9780191796524
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198732174.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law, Human Rights and Immigration

This chapter examines the relationship between constitutionalism and democracy, with particular emphasis on the creative, disruptive, and destructive force behind constitutions and government: the ... More


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