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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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Africa and the Contestation of Sexual and Gender Diversity

Monica Tabengwa and Matthew Waites.

in The Oxford Handbook of Global LGBT and Sexual Diversity Politics

P ublished online June 2019 .

Article. Subjects: Political Theory; Politics and Law; Regional Political Studies. 6844 words.

This chapter considers sexualities and genders in Africa by exploring the relationship between precolonial, colonial, and current forms of regulation. The field of research on sexual and...

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Alasdair MacIntyre, After Virtue

John R. Wallach.

in The Oxford Handbook of Classics in Contemporary Political Theory

P ublished online February 2016 .

Article. Subjects: Political Theory; Politics and Law. 6203 words.

This essay discusses the contribution of Alasdair MacIntyre’s After Virtue (1981) to a generation of moral theory. Pitched as a critique of liberal individualism (e.g., Rawls), modernity...

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Animal Work

Jocelyne Porcher.

in The Oxford Handbook of Animal Studies

March 2017; p ublished online July 2015 .

Article. Subjects: Political Theory; Politics and Law. 8397 words.

Although the presence of animals in our lives seems natural, it is not; it depends on work. But we don’t know what work means for a dog, a horse, or a cow. This chapter proposes a concept...

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Animals as Legal Subjects

Paul Waldau.

in The Oxford Handbook of Animal Studies

March 2017; p ublished online August 2015 .

Article. Subjects: Political Theory; Politics and Law. 10440 words.

This chapter contrasts the dominant sense of the phrase “animals as legal subjects,” which minimizes fundamental protections for nonhuman animals, with alternative senses of the same phrase...

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Animals as Living Property

David Favre.

in The Oxford Handbook of Animal Studies

March 2017; p ublished online February 2015 .

Article. Subjects: Political Theory; Politics and Law. 7870 words.

For all recorded history domestic animals have been considered objects within the legal system, classified as personal property, the primary focus being on what an owner can do with...

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Animals as Scientific Objects

Mike Michael.

in The Oxford Handbook of Animal Studies

March 2017; p ublished online June 2014 .

Article. Subjects: Politics and Law; Political Theory. 8218 words.

The chapter addresses the topic of animals as scientific objects by drawing on recent literature that emphasizes the heterogeneous construction—or eventuation—of the object. As such, the...

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Animals as Sentient Commodities

Rhoda Wilkie.

in The Oxford Handbook of Animal Studies

March 2017; p ublished online August 2015 .

Article. Subjects: Political Theory; Politics and Law. 11376 words.

A discrepancy exists between the legal and perceived status of livestock. Legally, food animals are property, but their thing-like status is unstable and does not determine how they are...

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Animals in Religion

Stephen R. L. Clark.

in The Oxford Handbook of Animal Studies

March 2017; p ublished online December 2014 .

Article. Subjects: Political Theory; Politics and Law. 9631 words.

Both “animals” and “religion” are contentious concepts, with many possible meanings and associations. This chapter takes animals to be eukaryotes distinct from protists, plants and fungi,...

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Barton [née Stockton], Eleanor (1872/3–1960), socialist and co-operative movement activist

David Doughan.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Politics and Law; Political Theory. 957 words.

Barton [née Stockton], Eleanor (1872/3–1960), socialist and co-operative movement activist, was born in the Manchester area, but the exact date and place are uncertain. Her father, William...

Beyond Belief?

Julie Hollar.

in The Oxford Handbook of Global LGBT and Sexual Diversity Politics

P ublished online February 2019 .

Article. Subjects: Political Theory; Politics and Law. 6931 words.

This chapter analyzes the expansion of same-sex marriage around the world, its causes and its consequences. It argues that the domestic and transnational factors shaping a country’s...

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Carl Schmitt and Modernity

Friedrich Balke.

in The Oxford Handbook of Carl Schmitt

January 2017; p ublished online January 2015 .

Article. Subjects: Political Theory; Politics and Law. 14052 words.

Carl Schmitt’s political and juridical thought is anchored in a specific diagnosis of modernity. He develops the concept of the political because of how the location and address of the...

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Carl Schmitt and the Weimar Constitution

Ulrich K. Preuß.

in The Oxford Handbook of Carl Schmitt

January 2017; p ublished online December 2014 .

Article. Subjects: Political Theory; Politics and Law. 9374 words.

This chapter explores Carl Schmitt’s response as a political, legal, and constitutional theorist to the permanent crisis of the Weimar Republic during its short-lived existence between 1919...

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Carl Schmitt in Plettenberg

Christian Linder.

in The Oxford Handbook of Carl Schmitt

January 2017; p ublished online January 2015 .

Article. Subjects: Political Theory; Politics and Law. 11788 words.

This chapter focuses on Carl Schmitt’s years in post–World War II Germany. After being released from the Nuremberg prison for war criminals, Schmitt returned to his birthplace, Plettenberg,...

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Carl Schmitt’s Defense of Democracy

William Rasch.

in The Oxford Handbook of Carl Schmitt

January 2017; p ublished online November 2014 .

Article. Subjects: Political Theory; Politics and Law. 13762 words.

Carl Schmitt accommodated himself to the ascendency of democratic thinking in the post–World War I world of the 1920s. No sovereign authority, he argued, could fail to acknowledge “the...

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Cetacean Cognition

Lori Marino.

in The Oxford Handbook of Animal Studies

March 2017; p ublished online February 2016 .

Article. Subjects: Political Theory; Politics and Law. 6047 words.

Cetacean cognition at the level of the individual is complex and highly sophisticated and shares a number of characteristics with human and other great ape cognitive features. At the same...

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Constitutionalism

Emily Zackin.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Politics

P ublished online February 2018 .

Article. Subjects: Political Theory; Politics and Law. 8699 words.

The study of constitutionalism often begins with the question of what a constitution is. Sometimes the term refers to a single legal document with that name, but the term “constitution” may...

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Deliberation and Justice

Stefan Rummens.

in The Oxford Handbook of Deliberative Democracy

September 2018; p ublished online October 2018 .

Article. Subjects: Political Theory; Politics and Law. 5628 words.

Discussions of the relationship between justice and democracy are generally premised on the assumption that they are two different things, only contingently and externally related. As a...

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The Ethics of Food Animal Production

Paul B. Thompson.

in The Oxford Handbook of Animal Studies

March 2017; p ublished online July 2015 .

Article. Subjects: Political Theory; Politics and Law. 7840 words.

This chapter summarizes two strands of work on the ethics of food animal production. A dietetic tradition emphasizes the questions of whether and under what conditions consumption of animal...

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The Expansion of LGBT Rights in Latin America and the Backlash

Javier Corrales.

in The Oxford Handbook of Global LGBT and Sexual Diversity Politics

P ublished online June 2019 .

Article. Subjects: Political Theory; Regional Political Studies; Politics and Law. 6622 words.

After two and a half decades of progress, the struggle for LGBT rights in Latin America started to experience a new form of backlash in the mid-2010s. Backlashes against LGBT progress are...

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