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Who Can Vote

Josep M. Colomer

in Political Institutions: Democracy and Social Choice

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199241835
eISBN:
9780191598975
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019924183X.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Small, homogeneous communities in medieval and early modern times were able to make consensual social choices by voting with relatively broad voting rights. In complex societies in modern times, the ... More


Locked Out: Felon Disenfranchisement and American Democracy

Jeff Manza and Christopher Uggen

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195149326
eISBN:
9780199943975
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195149326.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

5.4 million Americans—one in every forty voting age adults—are denied the right to participate in democratic elections because of a past or current felony conviction. In several American states, one ... More


The Transition to Liberal Democracy

Luiz Carlos Bresser-Pereira

in Democracy and Public Management Reform: Building the Republican State

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
November 2004
ISBN:
9780199261185
eISBN:
9780191601507
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199261180.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

Two related historical facts welcomed liberal democracy or the liberal-democratic state. On one hand, in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, social contract theory imposed a major setback to ... More


Feminism and the Third Republic: Women's Political and Civil Rights in France, 1918-1945

Paul Smith

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198206231
eISBN:
9780191677045
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198206231.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

Why did women in France not win the right to vote until 1945, three-quarters of a century after universal male suffrage had been established? The 1789 Déclaration des Droits de lʼHomme et du Citoyen ... More


Claiming Justice: Suffragists, Gender Justice Constitutionalism, and Pursuit of National Transformation

Elizabeth Beaumont

in The Civic Constitution: Civic Visions and Struggles in the Path toward Constitutional Democracy

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199940066
eISBN:
9780199369782
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199940066.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics, Democratization

Chapter 5 turns to an era slighted by many constitutional studies: the suffrage movement and its national reconstruction project. Suffragists reinterpreted essential elements of fundamental law ... More


Mobilization and Conflicts over Hong Kong's Democratic Reform

Sing Ming and Tang Yuen-sum

in Contemporary Hong Kong Government and Politics

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9789888139477
eISBN:
9789882208681
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888139477.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter reviews the political landscape in Hong Kong after the July 1 rally of 2003, which has been characterized by greater intervention of the Central People's Government in Hong Kong's ... More


Universal Suffrage and the Spectre of Dictatorship

Mark Hewitson

in National Identity and Political Thought in Germany: Wilhelmine Depictions of the French Third Republic, 1890–1914

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198208587
eISBN:
9780191678073
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198208587.003.0004
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter looks at the connection between parliamentarism and universal suffrage, and the alleged consequences of that connection. It focuses on the difficulty of checking popularly elected and ... More


Disenfranchisement on the Basis of Ignorance: The Lottery System

Claudio López-Guerra

in Democracy and Disenfranchisement: The Morality of Electoral Exclusions

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780198705789
eISBN:
9780191775222
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198705789.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

This chapter makes the case for the first proposition of the Critical Suffrage Doctrine, namely, the idea that excluding sane adults on the basis of ignorance can be justified. The argument is that, ... More


Esteban Echeverría’s Critique of Universal Suffrage: The Traumatic Development of Democracy in Argentina, 1821–52

Klaus Gallo

in Giuseppe Mazzini and the Globalization of Democratic Nationalism, 1830-1920

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264317
eISBN:
9780191734472
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264317.003.0015
Subject:
History, European Modern History

Mazzini's Young Italy had a notable influence on the dissident youth of the River Plate region; one of their intellectual leaders, Esteban Echeverría (1805–51) – Romantic poet, socialist utopian, ... More


The New ‘Woman Question’: Gender, Nation, and Citizenship in the First Czechoslovak Republic

Melissa Feinberg

in Czechoslovakia in a Nationalist and Fascist Europe, 1918–1948

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263914
eISBN:
9780191734359
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263914.003.0004
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter discusses the question of women's citizenship in the new Czechoslovakia and how the ‘Woman Question’ evolved after 1918. The strong women's movement from pre-war days was largely ... More


Storms of November

Jakub S. Beneš

in Workers and Nationalism: Czech and German Social Democracy in Habsburg Austria, 1890-1918

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780198789291
eISBN:
9780191831140
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198789291.003.0004
Subject:
History, European Modern History, Political History

This chapter examines the 1905–7 culmination of the Social Democratic campaign for universal male suffrage. It argues that the immense popular mobilizations in November 1905 fundamentally recast ... More


Foreign Courts

Stephen E. Gottlieb

in Unfit for Democracy: The Roberts Court and the Breakdown of American Politics

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780814732427
eISBN:
9780814732434
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814732427.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

Such constitutions give us an opportunity to examine whether courts following Palko and Carolene Products or foreign courts using explicit language in their own constitutions are likely to use ... More


Core Values, Functional Constituencies, and the Democratic Principle

Yue Chim Richard Wong

in Diversity and Occasional Anarchy: On Deep Economic and Social Contradictions in Hong Kong

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9789888139446
eISBN:
9789888180349
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888139446.003.0012
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

Geographic constituencies refer to a natural institutional arrangement in an agrarian society where economic self-sufficiency is the norm. Yet, geographic constituencies have self-preservation powers ... More


Coming Together, 1862–1872

Nancy A. Hewitt

in Radical Friend: Amy Kirby Post and Her Activist Worlds

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781469640327
eISBN:
9781469641423
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469640327.003.0009
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The eruption of Civil War led activists who had pursued distinct strategies to coalesce around support for emancipation and aid to escaped slaves. Rochester’s competing networks of women ... More


Introduction Germany and the French Nation

Mark Hewitson

in National Identity and Political Thought in Germany: Wilhelmine Depictions of the French Third Republic, 1890–1914

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198208587
eISBN:
9780191678073
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198208587.003.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This book examines common elements in Wilhelmine perceptions of the French polity and the connections between such elements. It explores whether different political groupings in Germany emphasized ... More


Democracy Rampant

Anthony King

in The British Constitution

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199576982
eISBN:
9780191702235
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199576982.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This chapter describes democracy as a novel feature in Britain that grafted on to pre-existing constitutional structure. Democracy in Britain was in the form of universal suffrage that was accepted ... More


‘The Last Days of Lord Byron’

F. Rosen

in Bentham, Byron, and Greece: Constitutionalism, Nationalism, and Early Liberal Political Thought

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198200789
eISBN:
9780191674778
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198200789.003.0010
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, History of Ideas

The myth of Leicester Stanhope, the Benthamite soldier, and Lord Byron, the romantic poet, forming two opposing poles of doctrine and attitude in Greece was based in part on Stanhope's Greece, in ... More


Women, State, and Family in Latin American Literature of the 1920s

Emilie Bergmann, Greenberg Janet, Gwen Kirkpatrick, Francine Masiello, Francesca Miller, Morello-Frosch Marta, Kathleen Newman, and Mary Louise Pratt

in Women, Culture, and Politics in Latin America

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520065536
eISBN:
9780520909076
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520065536.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, Latin American Cultural Anthropology

This chapter reviews the novel of family relationships in the 1920s and 1930s that casts new light on the representation of family structures in the novel: how this representation conforms to or ... More


Beyond Democracy

Jean-François Kervégan

in The Actual and the Rational: Hegel and Objective Spirit

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780226023809
eISBN:
9780226023946
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226023946.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

It is well known that Hegel was not particularly favorable to democracy. But an examination of his reasons for so objecting is fruitful. It reveals in particular the difficulty of combining democracy ... More


“Erroneous and Incongruous Notions of Liberty”: Urban Unrest and the Origins of Radical Reconstruction in New Orleans, 1865–1868

James Illingworth

in After Slavery: Race, Labor, and Citizenship in the Reconstruction South

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780813044774
eISBN:
9780813046440
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813044774.003.0003
Subject:
History, African-American History

Popular mobilization in New Orleans, involving both black and white working people, contributed to the crisis of Presidential Reconstruction in the summer of 1866. In the year immediately following ... More


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