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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


The Scope of Government

Ole Borre and Michael Goldsmith

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:
10.1093/0198294743.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This introductory chapter sets out the book's objective and clarifies the basic concepts relating to the relationships between government and governed, and their implications for democratic ... More


Political Agendas and Beliefs About the Scope of Government

Edeltraud Roller

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:
10.1093/0198294743.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Focuses on public expectations and demand for government services, at the specific level at which general expectations and desires are converted into specific political demands. The conversion of ... More


Beliefs and the Scope of Government

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:
10.1093/0198294743.003.0013
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Summarizes the research and findings of the earlier chapters, and outlines some implications for further research. First, it argues that attitudes about the scope of government are an important ... More


The Growth of Government

Michael Goldsmith

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:
10.1093/0198294743.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Outlines the widening and deepening of government activity, as measured by increases in government revenues and expenditures, over the period 1950 to 1990. It then discusses the evolving ways in ... More


Attitudes Towards the Size of Government

Beate M. Huseby

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:
10.1093/0198294743.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Focuses on public attitudes to the size and sphere of competence of governments, rather than on government policies per se, and on the factors determining whether such attitudes are expansionist or ... More


The Scope of Government of the European Union: Explaining Citizens’ Support for a More Powerful EU

Pedro C. Magalhães

in The Europeanization of National Polities?: Citizenship and Support in a Post-Enlargement Union

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199602346
eISBN:
9780191739163
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199602346.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, European Union, Comparative Politics

This chapter discusses our third dimension of EU citizenship – Scope of Government. It analyses people’s perceptions of and expectations for current and further EU policy-making capacity. It argues ... More


Political Representation and Legitimacy in the European Union

Hermann Schmitt and Jacques Thomassen (eds)

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198296614
eISBN:
9780191600227
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198296614.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

How severe a problem is what many call the ‘democratic deficit’ of the EU? Despite a voluminous theoretical literature dealing with this question, there is hardly any systematic empirical ... More


Private and Public Property

N. Scott Arnold

in Imposing Values: Liberalism and Regulation

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195374964
eISBN:
9780199871490
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195374964.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

Classical liberals and modern liberals differ in opinion on the extent to which the state should own productive assets in an essentially private enterprise economy. It turns out that these ... More


Conceptualizing and Measuring European Citizenship and Engagement

David Sanders, Paolo Bellucci, Gábor Tóka, and Mariano Torcal

in The Europeanization of National Polities?: Citizenship and Support in a Post-Enlargement Union

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199602346
eISBN:
9780191739163
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199602346.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, European Union, Comparative Politics

This chapter presents our dependent variables. It discusses the ways in which the various dimensions of European citizenship and of engagement have been theorised and measured. Citizenship is mapped ... More


Introduction: Antecedents and Consequences of European Citizenship

Paolo Bellucci, David Sanders, Gábor Tóka, and Mariano Torcal

in The Europeanization of National Polities?: Citizenship and Support in a Post-Enlargement Union

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199602346
eISBN:
9780191739163
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199602346.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, European Union, Comparative Politics

This book is not an edited collection of interconnected but intrinsically separate essays. Rather, it is a cohesive piece of research that should read as a unified study both in terms of the way we ... More


Europe à la Carte? Public Support for Policy Integration in an Enlarged European Union

Pedro C. Magalhães

in Citizens and the European Polity: Mass Attitudes Towards the European and National Polities

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199602339
eISBN:
9780199949908
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199602339.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, European Union, Comparative Politics

This chapter focuses on citizens’ attitudes towards the transfer of policy prerogatives from the national government to European institutions on specific domains. We approach this issue from two ... More


Citizens and the European Polity: Mass Attitudes Towards the European and National Polities

David Sanders, Pedro Magalhaes, and Gabor Toka (eds)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199602339
eISBN:
9780199949908
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199602339.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, European Union, Comparative Politics

This book provides a broad overview of the main trends in mass attitudes towards domestic politics and European integration from the 1970s until today. Particularly in the last two decades, the ‘end ... More


Taking Stock and an Introduction to the Volume

Apostolis Philippopoulos

in Public Sector Economics and the Need for Reforms

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780262034449
eISBN:
9780262332361
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262034449.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

This note reviews developments and the current situation regarding the public sector and, in turn, introduces the papers included in the volume.


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