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Accountability and Citizen Participation

Bodil Damgaard and Jenny M. Lewis.

in The Oxford Handbook of Public Accountability

May 2014; p ublished online August 2014 .

Article. Subjects: Politics; Comparative Politics; Political Behaviour. 6912 words.

This chapter provides an analytical framework aimed at measuring citizen participation in public accountability processes beyond the fundamental mechanism of parliamentary elections. The...

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Accountability, Legitimacy, and the Court of Public Opinion

Mark H. Moore.

in The Oxford Handbook of Public Accountability

May 2014; p ublished online August 2014 .

Article. Subjects: Politics; Comparative Politics; Political Behaviour. 6863 words.

Liberal societies have long been concerned about the effective control of the powerful governmental institutions that arise within them. Over the past decade and a half, governments have...

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Accounting for Crises

Sanneke Kuipers and Paul 't Hart.

in The Oxford Handbook of Public Accountability

May 2014; p ublished online August 2014 .

Article. Subjects: Politics; Comparative Politics; Political Behaviour. 6709 words.

Crises—be they natural disasters, industrial accidents or system collapses—are no longer seen as “acts of God”; they immediately invoke intense debates on culpability and consequences....

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Adaptive Informal Institutions

Kellee S. Tsai.

in The Oxford Handbook of Historical Institutionalism

March 2016; p ublished online May 2016 .

Article. Subjects: Politics; Comparative Politics; Political Behaviour. 7740 words.

Historical institutionalism (HI) has traditionally focused on formal institutions designed and enforced by official entities in advanced industrial democracies. Yet the modalities of...

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The Advocacy Coalition Framework

Paúl Cisneros.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Politics

Article. Subjects: Comparative Politics; Public Administration; Political Behaviour. 217 words.

This is an advance summary of a forthcoming article in the Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Politics. Please check back later for the full article.

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Affect

Marianne Liljeström.

in The Oxford Handbook of Feminist Theory

February 2016; p ublished online April 2015 .

Article. Subjects: Politics; Comparative Politics; Political Behaviour. 10896 words.

During the last few decades, feminist affect studies have enunciated challenging epistemological and ontological questions based on numerous discussions and readings of affect as emotive...

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African Political Leadership

Gerrie Swart, Jo-Ansie van Wyk and Maryke Botha.

in The Oxford Handbook of Political Leadership

May 2014; p ublished online February 2014 .

Article. Subjects: Politics; Political Behaviour; Comparative Politics. 5024 words.

This chapter probes the past, present, and emerging scholarship in the study of African political leadership. Key questions the chapter will seek to address include: what is the state of th...

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Agency

Lois McNay.

in The Oxford Handbook of Feminist Theory

February 2016; p ublished online April 2015 .

Article. Subjects: Politics; Comparative Politics; Political Behaviour. 10882 words.

This chapter traces key developments in feminist thought on agency through an underlying tension between the descriptive and normative senses of the term. Feminist theories of agency as...

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Aggregating and Representing Political Preferences

G. Bingham Powell.

in The Oxford Handbook of Comparative Politics

July 2009; p ublished online September 2009 .

Article. Subjects: Comparative Politics; Political Behaviour. 10976 words.

This article talks about aggregating and representing political preferences. It presents the challenge of social choice analysis and identifies the conditions for representative democracy...

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The Art of Social Movement

Ron Eyerman.

in The Oxford Handbook of Social Movements

November 2015; p ublished online November 2014 .

Article. Subjects: Politics; Political Behaviour; Comparative Politics. 3537 words.

The arts are an established part of social movement repertoire. Artistic representations are important to internal movement dynamics and in communicating movement ideas to the wider world....

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