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Introduction

Edeltraud Roller

in The Performance of Democracies: Political Institutions and Public Policy

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780199286423
eISBN:
9780191603358
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199286426.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

This introductory chapter defines the questions and goals of the study, and provides a brief overview on the state of research regarding the performance of democracies. It seeks to answer two ... More


From Solution to Problem: The Welfare State as a System

Peter C. Caldwell

in Democracy, Capitalism, and the Welfare State: Debating Social Order in Postwar West Germany, 1949-1989

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
March 2019
ISBN:
9780198833819
eISBN:
9780191872198
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198833819.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Modern History, Economic History

The 1970s and 1980s saw two important changes in the West German discussion of the welfare state. First, global trade put direct economic pressure on expensive welfare states in the western world. ... More


Conclusion: America the Ungovernable?

Sanford Levinson

in Framed: America's 51 Constitutions and the Crisis of Governance

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199890750
eISBN:
9780190260088
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199890750.003.0017
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This book has highlighted the importance of the political structures established by constitutions, focusing on the positive effects of well-designed structures and how poorly designed constitutions ... More


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