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in The Oxford Companion to Comparative Politics

January 2012; p ublished online November 2012 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Comparative Politics. 1828 words.

Judging the significance of any major event is never easy. Inevitably, new events come along to make what once appeared

A “Catholic Layman of German Nationality and Citizenship”?

Reinhard Mehring.

in The Oxford Handbook of Carl Schmitt

January 2017; p ublished online December 2014 .

Article. Subjects: Political Theory; Politics and Law. 10959 words.

Carl Schmitt positioned his constitutional theory in the context of a “political theology” and referred to himself repeatedly as a Catholic. Schmitt scholarship has long pursued this...

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A “Meteoric” Career in Hungarian Politics

András Körösényi, Péter Ondré and András Hajdú.

in The Leadership Capital Index

June 2017; p ublished online June 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Comparative Politics. 7745 words.

The central puzzle of this chapter is the meteoric rise and abrupt fall in the popularity of Ferenc Gyurcsány, the Hungarian prime minister between 2004 and 2009. The chapter applies the...

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A ‘Chinese Scramble’? The Politics of Contemporary China–Africa Relations

Daniel Large.

in African Affairs

January 2007; p ublished online January 2007 .

Journal Article. Subjects: African Studies; International Relations; African History; Regional Political Studies. 940 words.

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A ‘Kimberley protest’: Diamond mining, export sanctions, and poverty in Akwatia, Ghana

Gavin Hilson and Martin J. Clifford.

in African Affairs

July 2010; p ublished online April 2010 .

Journal Article. Subjects: African Studies; International Relations; African History; Regional Political Studies. 8253 words.

The temporary suspension of diamond exports in Ghana in 2006 and 2007 is arguably the most significant move to address mounting criticisms of the Kimberley Process Certification Scheme...

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A ‘Magpie Society’? from ‘Assimilation’ To ‘Integration’ In Britain and France

R. D. Grillo.

in Pluralism and the Politics of Difference

July 1998; p ublished online November 2003 .

Chapter. Subjects: Political Theory. 10067 words.

Like the US, Britain and France have had a shared concern with the assimilability of peoples of immigrant origin. Although there are important differences between them, in the last decades...

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A ‘new politics’ of participation?

Elizabeth Meehan and Fiona Mackay.

in Everyday Life After the Irish Conflict

September 2012; p ublished online January 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Comparative Politics. 6361 words.

This concluding chapter takes up points in the introductory one about the popular component of constitutional democracy since wider participation had a high profile in devolution politics...

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A ‘Public Works State’

Maurice Wright.

in Japan's Fiscal Crisis

April 2002; p ublished online October 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Political Economy. 19053 words.

Historically, Japan invested, and continues to invest, a greater proportion of its gross domestic product (GDP) in gross fixed capital formation than comparable industrialized countries....

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A ‘Rashomon’ Story

José Antonio Sanahuja.

in Global Governance from Regional Perspectives

June 2017; p ublished online June 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: International Relations. 11971 words.

Considering the role of cognitive frameworks in international relations, this chapter uses the so-called ‘Rashomon effect’ as a heuristic device, showing how different views and accounts of...

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A ‘Red Wave’ over Europe

Patrick Emmenegger.

in The Power to Dismiss

October 2014; p ublished online December 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Comparative Politics. 30822 words.

This chapter analyses the reform of job security regulations from the late 1960s until the mid-1970s, a period during which numerous reforms of job security regulations were enacted in...

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A ‘True Chameleon’?

Edited by Holger Afflerbach and Hew Strachan.

in How Fighting Ends

July 2012; p ublished online September 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: International Relations. 7047 words.

The conclusion summarizes some elements of ‘how fighting ends’ and contrasts them. It sees distinct progress in the history of surrender, detecting, despite massive setbacks, a tendency...

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‘A and not A’: what is fascism?

in Fascism

August 2002; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Political Theory. 6963 words.

‘“A and not A”: what is fascism?’ examines how fascism has been defined. Whereas Marxists held capitalists responsible for fascism, Weberians blamed the pre-industrial, or feudal, ruling...

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‘A and not A’: what is fascism?

in Fascism

May 2014; p ublished online May 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Political Theory. 6292 words.

‘“A and not A”: what is fascism?’ examines how fascism has been defined. Whereas Marxists held capitalists responsible for fascism, Weberians blamed the pre-industrial, or feudal, ruling...

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‘A Basic Closure of Perspective’? Reply to Robinson and Tormey1

Lasse Thomassen.

in Parliamentary Affairs

January 2007; p ublished online December 2006 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Parliamentary and Legislative Practice; Law and Politics; Political Institutions; UK Politics. 1985 words.

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“A Bastion of Sanity in a Crazy World”: A Local Feminist Movement and the Reconstitution of Scale, Space, and Place in an Eastern German City

Katja M. Guenther.

in Social Politics: International Studies in Gender, State & Society

January 2006; p ublished online November 2006 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Public Policy; Gender and Sexuality. 9926 words.

This article examines the development of the local women’s movement in one city in eastern Germany since German unification in 1990. Utilizing a framework that attends to issues of scale,...

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“A Black Sister to Massachusetts”

Juliet Hooker.

in Theorizing Race in the Americas

June 2017; p ublished online April 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Comparative Politics; Political Theory. 17251 words.

This chapter explores the hemispheric dimensions of Frederick Douglass’s political thought. It traces the connections between Douglass’s interventions into debates about US expansionism in...

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“A Blending of Opposite Qualities”

Edited by Nick Bromell.

in A Political Companion to Frederick Douglass

June 2018; p ublished online January 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: US Politics. 11356 words.

This chapter focuses on the blending of Frederick Douglass’s seemingly dissimilar perspectives. It starts off with a personal anecdote about how Douglass watched a speech against the Irish...

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“A Borrowed Suit”: Peers Accept the Inevitable

Ray A. Moore and Donald L. Robinson.

in Partners for Democracy

November 2002; p ublished online November 2003 .

Chapter. Subjects: Politics. 10709 words.

On August 31, a “special committee,” consisting of 45 members of the House of Peers, began a series of secret meetings that would last until October 3. Attention focused again on the...

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: A British School of International Relations

Tim Dunne.

in The British Study of Politics in the Twentieth Century

May 2003; p ublished online February 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Politics. 12815 words.

After considering the vexed question of whether it is possible to speak of a collective identity shared by scholars working in Britain, this chapter examines the debate surrounding the...

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‘A capitalistic piece of legislation’

Lewis H. Mates.

in The Great Labour Unrest

March 2016; p ublished online September 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: UK Politics. 20611 words.

This chapter analyses the first year of a more concretely organised rank-and-file movement that emerged from the earlier minimum wage campaign; the Durham Forward Movement (DFM). It starts...

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