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Social Movements and Europeanization

Donatella della Porta and Manuela Caiani

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199557783
eISBN:
9780191721304
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199557783.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, European Union

Are social movement organizations euro-skeptical, euro-pragmatic or euro-opportunist? Or do they accept the EU as a new level of governance to place pressure on? Do they provide a critical capital, ... More


Conclusion: Civil Society as a Project

Jeffrey C. Alexander

in The Civil Sphere

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195162509
eISBN:
9780199943364
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195162509.003.0037
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

This chapter summarizes the preceding discussions and presents some concluding thoughts. This book presented a new theory of society by defining a new sphere, its cultural structures, its ... More


Nationalism and Irony: Burke, Scott, Carlyle

Yoon Sun Lee

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195162356
eISBN:
9780199787852
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195162356.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

In the late 18th and 19th centuries, non-English conservatives such as Burke, Scott, and Carlyle, among others, influentially shaped Britain's political attitudes and literary genres because they ... More


Autobiographical Writing and British Literature 1783-1834

James Treadwell

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199262977
eISBN:
9780191718724
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199262977.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

The book describes and analyses the condition of autobiographical writing in Britain during the Romantic period. As well as chapter-length studies of major autobiographical works by Coleridge, Byron, ... More


The History and Future of Bioethics: A Sociological View

John H. Evans

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199860852
eISBN:
9780199932474
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199860852.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, General

Seemingly every day society faces a new ethical challenge raised by a scientific innovation. Human genetic engineering, stem cell research, face transplantation, synthetic biology – all were science ... More


The Origins of the Mithraic Mysteries: Cosmology and Salvation in the Ancient World

David Ulansey

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195067880
eISBN:
9780199853328
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195067880.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion in the Ancient World

This book argues that the Roman cult of Mithras did not originate in Persia, as previously thought. Instead, the author suggests that the cult was triggered by the reaction of a group of Tarsian ... More


Justice Across the Spheres

Amy Gutmann

in Pluralism, Justice, and Equality

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198280088
eISBN:
9780191599927
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198280084.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Amy Gutmann argues that a just society could not, pace Michael Walzer, distribute social goods in accordance with the standards of complex equality. To support this view, Gutmann points to conflicts ... More


Religion in Public Life: Must Faith Be Privatized?

Roger Trigg

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199543670
eISBN:
9780191701313
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199543670.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion, Religion and Society

How far can religion play a part in the public sphere, or should it be only a private matter? In this book, the author examines this question in the context of today's pluralist societies, where many ... More


Green States and Social Movements: Environmentalism in the United States, United Kingdom, Germany, and Norway

John S. Dryzek, David Downes, Christian Hunold, David Schlosberg, and Hans-Kristian Hernes

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199249022
eISBN:
9780191599095
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199249024.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

Social movements take shape in relation to the kind of state they face, while, over time, states are transformed by the movements they both incorporate and resist. Social movements are central to ... More


The Gentrification of the Goddess

Joanne Punzo Waghorne

in Diaspora of the Gods: Modern Hindu Temples in an Urban Middle-Class World

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780195156638
eISBN:
9780199785292
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195156638.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

Encircled by ever-expanding suburbs of Chennai, many old village “seats” of feminine divine power (shakti pitha) are attracting ardent new middle-class devotees. Called Amman (mother) in Tamil, these ... More


Dialogic Foundations

Andrew Vincent

in The Nature of Political Theory

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
April 2004
ISBN:
9780199271252
eISBN:
9780191601101
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199271259.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Examines the intellectual context of the works of Jürgen Habermas and Hans‐Georg Gadamer. Both thinkers successfully utilize language and dialogue to develop a viable perspective on political theory, ... More


Why Deliberation Cannot Tame Globalisation: The Impossibility of a Deliberative Democrat

Andrew Kuper

in Democracy Beyond Borders: Justice and Representation in Global Institutions

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
November 2004
ISBN:
9780199274901
eISBN:
9780191601552
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199274908.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

How is it possible for individuals to exercise any control over a political order, i.e. supranational and multilayered? This is the key question in reconciling cosmopolitan justice with democracy. ... More


Conclusion: Responsive Democracy

Andrew Kuper

in Democracy Beyond Borders: Justice and Representation in Global Institutions

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
November 2004
ISBN:
9780199274901
eISBN:
9780191601552
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199274908.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

The conclusion compares the theories of global justice and democracy developed by Rawls, Habermas, and Kuper. It does so along ten dimensions: (1) Sources of Normativity, (2) Moral Scope, (3) ... More


Conclusion

Roger Trigg

in Religion in Public Life: Must Faith Be Privatized?

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199543670
eISBN:
9780191701313
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199543670.003.0013
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter is divided into the following sections: the illusion of neutrality, is the state self-sufficient?, and a common rationality. Democracy has resulted in the contemporary stress on human ... More


Strong Demand, Huge Supply: Governance in an Emerging Epoch

JAMES N. ROSENAU

in Multi-level Governance

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
April 2004
ISBN:
9780199259250
eISBN:
9780191600968
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199259259.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

James Rosenau considers whether multi‐level governance can serve as a ‘prime mechanism’ to steer the tensions of ‘fragmegration’ in constructive directions. Fragmegration, a contraction of the terms ... More


A Layered European Public Sphere

Erik O. Eriksen

in The Unfinished Democratization of Europe

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199572519
eISBN:
9780191722400
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199572519.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, European Union, Democratization

The development of post‐national democracy in Europe depends not merely on rights but also on the emergence of an overarching communicative space that functions as a public sphere. But is this ... More


Patterns of Movement Inclusion and Exclusion in the Four Countries

John S. Dryzek, David Downes, Christian Hunold, David Schlosberg, and Hans‐Kristian Hernes

in Green States and Social Movements: Environmentalism in the United States, United Kingdom, Germany, and Norway

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199249022
eISBN:
9780191599095
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199249024.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

The experience of environmentalism in the US, UK, Germany, and Norway is introduced in detail, with special reference to the relationship between the state and the movement. The history of each ... More


The Dynamics of Democratization

John S. Dryzek, David Downes, Christian Hunold, David Schlosberg, and Hans‐Kristian Hernes

in Green States and Social Movements: Environmentalism in the United States, United Kingdom, Germany, and Norway

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199249022
eISBN:
9780191599095
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199249024.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

Social movements contribute to democracy and democratization. This chapter broadens the focus to democracy within society as a whole, civil society, and the public sphere as well as the state, and ... More


Advanced Statistical Mechanics

Barry M McCoy

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199556632
eISBN:
9780191723278
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199556632.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics

This book begins where elementary books and courses leave off and covers the advances made in statistical mechanics in the past fifty years. The book is divided into three parts. The first part is on ... More


Alternative Conceptual Themes

BRENT WATERS

in The Family in Christian Social and Political Thought

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199271962
eISBN:
9780191709883
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199271962.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter initiates the book's constructive task by developing alternative philosophical, theological, and moral themes to those offered by late liberalism. The first section uses Herman ... More


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