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Absolutism, Representation, and the Constitution

Jeremy Jennings

in Revolution and the Republic: A History of Political Thought in France since the Eighteenth Century

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780198203131
eISBN:
9780191728587
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198203131.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Modern History, Political History

This chapter begins with a discussion of theories of representation in pre-revolutionary France. It shows how the absolute monarchy figured as a mechanism designed to enhance, rather than diminish, ... More


Evolution and Revolution

Laurence Claus

in Law’s Evolution and Human Understanding

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199735099
eISBN:
9780199950478
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199735099.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law, Legal Profession and Ethics

Law's purely predictive character is starkly exposed in revolutionary moments, when people in community together stop paying attention to existing law and government. When words cease describing life ... More


The Nineteenth Century

Jeffrey Goldsworthy

in The Sovereignty of Parliament: History and Philosophy

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199248087
eISBN:
9780191705199
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199248087.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter discusses how the doctrine of parliamentary sovereignty had come to be taken for granted by British lawyers and political theorists in the early 19th century. The principal justification ... More


Introduction

James S. Fishkin

in Democracy When the People Are Thinking: Revitalizing Our Politics Through Public Deliberation

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780198820291
eISBN:
9780191860188
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198820291.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

Democracy requires some connection to the “will of the people.” But there are impediments to how that will is formed and how it is connected to public decisions. Efforts to manipulate public opinion, ... More


Democracy When the People Are Thinking: Revitalizing Our Politics Through Public Deliberation

James S. Fishkin

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780198820291
eISBN:
9780191860188
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198820291.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

Democracy requires a connection to the “will of the people.” What does that mean in a world of “fake news,” relentless advocacy, dialogue mostly among the like-minded, and massive spending to ... More


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