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United States: From Membership to Advocacy

Theda Skocpol

in Democracies in Flux: The Evolution of Social Capital in Contemporary Society

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
April 2004
ISBN:
9780195150896
eISBN:
9780199834938
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195150899.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter examines why voluntary associations in the United States were special, and how these fostered a special degree and kind of popular democratic engagement. Voluntary associations involved ... More


Social Networks of Participants in Voluntary Associations

René Bekkers, Beate Völker, Martin van der Gaag, and Henk Flap

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/9780199234387.003.0087
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This chapter reveals aspects of networks that are connected to voluntary association membership. It studies the effects of two groups of network characteristics. The first group is composed of ... More


Intermediation Through Secondary Associations: The Organizational Context of Electoral Behaviour

Paolo Bellucci, Marco Maraffi, and Paolo Segatti

in Democracy, Intermediation, and Voting on Four Continents

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199202836
eISBN:
9780191695452
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199202836.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter examines the associational context of political participation. It discusses the extent to which non-political voluntary associations serve as channels through which the citizens are ... More


Social Capital of Personnel Managers: Causes and Return of Position-Generated Networks and Participation in Voluntary Associations

Ray-May Hsung and Yi-Jr Lin

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/9780199234387.003.0107
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This chapter takes a look at the causes and return of social capital for 126 personnel managers in the export processing zones (EPZs) and one science park (SP) in Taiwan. It uses the data gathered ... More


Harmony and Discord: Music and the Transformation of Russian Cultural Life

Lynn M. Sargeant

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199735266
eISBN:
9780199894505
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199735266.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music, History, Western

This book explores the complex development of Russian musical life during the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. It focuses on the Russian Musical Society, which was both unique as a driving ... More


The Demand for Sovereignty and the Emergence of Nationalism

Michael Hechter

in Containing Nationalism

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199247516
eISBN:
9780191599460
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019924751X.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

The members of any nation would prefer to be sovereign rather than to be ruled by non‐nationals because this maximizes the chance that the government will provide them with an optimal mix of public ... More


Civil Society in British History: Ideas, Identities, Institutions

Jose Harris (ed.)

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199260201
eISBN:
9780191717352
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199260201.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Economic History

This book explores the many different strands in the language of civil society from the 16th to the 20th centuries. Through a series of case-studies it investigates the applicability of the term to a ... More


The Utopian Corporation

Kenneth Lipartito

in Constructing Corporate America: History, Politics, Culture

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199251902
eISBN:
9780191719059
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199251902.003.0004
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History

This chapter argues for historians to explore the ‘elective affinity’ between communal and utopian societies of 19th-century America and the managerial corporation. It explores the ways that American ... More


Contesting the Public Sphere: Associations and the Government in Nineteenth-Century France

Carol E. Harrison

in The Bourgeois Citizen in Nineteenth-Century France: Gender, Sociability, and the Uses of Emulation

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198207771
eISBN:
9780191677793
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198207771.003.0002
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter examines the efforts to maintain a bourgeois associative sphere in the face of state efforts to repress private association. The first part ... More


The Rise Of A Public Woman

Judith N. McArthur and Harold L. Smith

in Minnie Fisher Cunningham: A Suffragist's Life in Politics

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195304862
eISBN:
9780199871537
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195304862.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter situates Minnie Fisher Cunningham in the voluntary association culture of the Progressive Era, and traces her emergence as an activist and social reformer in Galveston in the 1910s. ... More


Libertarianism without Inequality

Michael Otsuka

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199243952
eISBN:
9780191598142
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199243956.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

The aim of this book is to vindicate left‐libertarianism, a political philosophy which combines stringent rights of control over one's own mind, body, and life with egalitarian rights of ownership of ... More


Beyond Organizational Categories

Kay Lehman Schlozman, Sidney Verba, and Henry E. Brady

in The Unheavenly Chorus: Unequal Political Voice and the Broken Promise of American Democracy

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691154848
eISBN:
9781400841912
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691154848.003.0013
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

This chapter considers several kinds of data that might show evidence of reinforcing or ameliorating tendencies in the paucity of organized representation for the resource deprived. It investigates ... More


Voter Democracy: Fend for Yourself

Frank Hendriks

in Vital Democracy: A Theory of Democracy in Action

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199572786
eISBN:
9780191722370
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199572786.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, Political Theory

In voter democracy the citizens are king, particularly as preference indicators in directly aggregative procedures – as citizens who raise hands on matters in town meetings, make choices between ... More


Everyday Constitutionalism in a Nation of Joiners

Kevin Butterfield

in The Making of Tocqueville'S America: Law and Association in the Early United States

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226297088
eISBN:
9780226297118
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226297118.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter will examine the ordinary experiences of membership and association over the first three decades of the nineteenth century. This chapter will emphasize some of the ways that many ... More


The Populist Impulse

Stanley Elkins and Eric McKitrick

in The Age of Federalism

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195093810
eISBN:
9780199854127
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195093810.003.0011
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

“Democracy” was not to emerge as a fully legitimate cultural value in America, commanding more or less universal approval, until the 1830s, with the appearance of a national system of mass political ... More


Conclusion: The Concept of Membership in the Age of Reform

Kevin Butterfield

in The Making of Tocqueville'S America: Law and Association in the Early United States

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226297088
eISBN:
9780226297118
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226297118.003.0009
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

The first generations of American citizens learned a great deal about how to join together in ways voluntary, effective, and safe for both the republic and the individual citizen. Something new did ... More


Civil Society in Nineteenth-century Britain and Germany: J. M. Ludlow, Lujo Brentano, and the Labour Question

LAWRENCE GOLDMAN

in Civil Society in British History: Ideas, Identities, Institutions

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199260201
eISBN:
9780191717352
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199260201.003.0006
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Economic History

This chapter considers two ways in which the term ‘civil society’ is used. The first, largely confined to academic discourse, denotes a distinct sphere of social relations in all societies. Civil ... More


Voluntary Associations, Corporate Rights, and the State: Legal Constraints on the Development of American Civil Society, 1750–1900

Ruth H. Bloch and Naomi R. Lamoreaux

in Organizations, Civil Society, and the Roots of Development

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780226426365
eISBN:
9780226426532
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226426532.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

The freedom of citizens to form voluntary associations has long been viewed as an essential ingredient of modern civil society. Our chapter revises the standard Tocquevillian account of associational ... More


Friendship, Formalities, and Membership in Post-Revolutionary America

Kevin Butterfield

in The Making of Tocqueville'S America: Law and Association in the Early United States

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226297088
eISBN:
9780226297118
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226297118.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

In this chapter, three important cultural developments will be examined. First, by looking at the travails of the embattled Society of the Cincinnati the chapter will examine the growing belief that ... More


Honest Amusements

Carol E. Harrison

in The Bourgeois Citizen in Nineteenth-Century France: Gender, Sociability, and the Uses of Emulation

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198207771
eISBN:
9780191677793
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198207771.003.0004
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter considers leisure and argues that emulation and association reconciled the bourgeois work ethic with the conspicuous consumption of spare ... More


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