Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation

You are looking at 1-20 of 30 items

  • Keywords: social background x
Clear All Modify Search

View:

Explaining Party Activism

Paul Whiteley, Patrick Seyd, and Antony Billinghurst

in Third Force Politics: Liberal Democrats at the Grassroots

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780199242825
eISBN:
9780191604140
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199242828.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This chapter examines grassroots activism in the Liberal Democrat Party. The results suggest that party activism can be explained by a combination of the individual’s psychological engagement with ... More


Who Are the Members?

Paul Whiteley, Patrick Seyd, and Antony Billinghurst

in Third Force Politics: Liberal Democrats at the Grassroots

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780199242825
eISBN:
9780191604140
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199242828.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This chapter examines the social and demographic profiles as well as the political attitudes of Liberal Democrat party members, drawing upon an earlier study of Liberal Democrat party to identify ... More


Political Culture in Contemporary Britain: People and Politicians, Principles and Practice

William L. Miller, Annis May Timpson, and Michael Lessnoff

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198279846
eISBN:
9780191684302
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198279846.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This book examines what the British people and their politicians really think about the fundamentals of politics. Based on new and revealing survey data, it presents an analysis of British attitudes ... More


The Senior Civil Service in the Netherlands: A Quest for Unity

Frits M. Van Der Meer and Jos C. N. Raadschelders

in Bureaucratic Elites in Western European States: A Comparative Analysis of Top Officials

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198294467
eISBN:
9780191600067
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198294468.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Dutch society takes pride in its egalitarian character, and political and administrative officeholders are neither separated off nor placed on a pedestal. This general attitude originates in the ... More


The Welfare State Managers: Senior Civil Servants in Sweden

Jon Pierre and Peter Ehn

in Bureaucratic Elites in Western European States: A Comparative Analysis of Top Officials

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198294467
eISBN:
9780191600067
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198294468.003.0012
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

The first part of this chapter discusses retrenchment, recent institutional changes, and senior civil servants in Sweden; it attributes the recent changes in the senior civil service to the budgetary ... More


Senior Officials in the Danish Central Administration: From Bureaucrats to Policy Professionals and Managers

Hanne Nexø Jensen and Tim Knudsen

in Bureaucratic Elites in Western European States: A Comparative Analysis of Top Officials

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198294467
eISBN:
9780191600067
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198294468.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

The Danish senior civil service has a mixture of older and newer traditions, in which history and tradition are very important. Accordingly, this chapter starts by summarizing the historical ... More


A Description of the Greek Higher Civil Service

Dimitri A. Sotiropoulos

in Bureaucratic Elites in Western European States: A Comparative Analysis of Top Officials

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198294467
eISBN:
9780191600067
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198294468.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Formally, the higher civil service of Greece is a powerful group, but it also has a legitimate claim to relative powerlessness. Its subservient role is correlated with the perennial and problematic ... More


The Political Regime

Pippa Norris

in Political Representation and Legitimacy in the European Union

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198296614
eISBN:
9780191600227
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198296614.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

This chapter is the third of four on the question of legitimacy in the EU, and deals with the political institutions of the EU and its policy processes. The first section elaborates on these aspects ... More


Whom to Represent? Role Orientations of Legislators in Europe

Bernhard Wessels

in Political Representation and Legitimacy in the European Union

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198296614
eISBN:
9780191600227
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198296614.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

This chapter is the fifth of six on the question of political representation in the EU. It analyses to what extent institutional differences between the member‐states of the EU are constraining the ... More


Institutional Explanations for Political Support

Pippa Norris

in Critical Citizens: Global Support for Democratic Government

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198295686
eISBN:
9780191600043
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198295685.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Substantial cross‐national variations have been demonstrated in political support/institutional confidence; the aim of this chapter is to investigate why these major differences between countries ... More


An Overview Model

William L. Miller, Annis May Timpson, and Michael Lessnoff

in Political Culture in Contemporary Britain: People and Politicians, Principles and Practice

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198279846
eISBN:
9780191684302
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198279846.003.0012
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

The previous chapters reviewed a wide variety of potential influences upon attitudes to civil and political rights. But so far we have looked at them separately and in sequence. This chapter looks at ... More


Access to Social Capital and the Structure of Inequality in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

Catherine A. Johnson

in Social Capital: An International Research Program

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199234387
eISBN:
9780191740619
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199234387.003.0167
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This chapter explores the factors that affect how people living in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, gain access to social capital. It studies two measures of social capital, namely the variety of different ... More


Social Background and Educational Transitions in England

Michelle Jackson

in Determined to Succeed?: Performance versus Choice in Educational Attainment

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804783026
eISBN:
9780804784481
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804783026.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This chapter examines IEO in England, focusing on the transitions from compulsory to postcompulsory academic education (A-level), and from A-level to university degree. It considers IEO in relation ... More


Social Order and the Fear of Crime in Contemporary Times

Stephen D. Farrall, Jonathan Jackson, and Emily Gray

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199540815
eISBN:
9780191701191
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199540815.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

The fear of crime has been recognized as an important social problem in its own right, with a significant number of citizens in many countries concerned about crime. In this book, the chapters ... More


Introduction: How Is Inequality of Educational Opportunity Generated? The Case for Primary and Secondary Effects

Michelle Jackson

in Determined to Succeed?: Performance versus Choice in Educational Attainment

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804783026
eISBN:
9780804784481
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804783026.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This chapter contends that social-background inequalities in educational attainment may be seen as the consequence of social-background inequalities in both educational performance and the propensity ... More


Backgrounds

Rebecca E. Klatch

in A Generation Divided: The New Left, the New Right, and the 1960s

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520217133
eISBN:
9780520922341
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520217133.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Comparative and Historical Sociology

This chapter examines the backgrounds of activists and their families, contrasting the social worlds of youth of the left and right. It explains that not only were members of SDS and YAF from ... More


Introduction

R. A. HOUSTON

in Madness and Society in Eighteenth-Century Scotland

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198207870
eISBN:
9780191677830
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198207870.003.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This introductory chapter sets out the purpose of the book, which is to examine how a wide range of Scottish people perceived insanity on a day-to-day ... More


Scotland in the eighteenth century

Douglas J. Hamilton

in Scotland, the Caribbean and the Atlantic World 1750–1820

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719071829
eISBN:
9781781702321
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719071829.003.0002
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

This chapter examines the impact of social, economic and political developments in Scotland in the second half of the eighteenth century on the way the Scots engaged with the Caribbean. It describes ... More


The recruitment of colonial clergy, c.1790–1850

Joseph Hardwick

in An Anglican British world: The Church of England and the expansion of the settler empire, c. 1790-1860

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780719087226
eISBN:
9781781707845
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719087226.003.0002
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

Chapter one, which examines the recruitment of the foot-soldiers of the institutional Church, draws attention to the sheer variety of clergy who peopled the Church in the British world in the ... More


Becoming a medical student

Laura Kelly

in Irish Women in Medicine, c. 1880s-1920s: Origins, Education and Careers

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780719088353
eISBN:
9781781704622
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719088353.003.0004
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter examines the women who decided to matriculate in medicine at Irish institutions in the period 1885–1922. It reveals that women medical students tended to come from well-to-do backgrounds ... More


View: