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Overview page. Subjects: Architecture.

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Structural division in the length of a building or roof. The unit within a building between a pair of piers or buttresses; the division of a roof marked by its main trusses.

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Community Embeddedness and Collaborative Governance in the San Francisco Bay Area Environmental Movement

Christopher Ansell.

in Social Movements and Networks

February 2003; p ublished online November 2003 .

Chapter. Subjects: Comparative Politics. 10414 words.

Deals with interorganizational networks in the environmental movement in the San Francisco Bay Area. It draws upon literatures on collaborative governance, social capital, and...

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U.S. Security Strategy and Southeast Asia

Marvin C. Ott.

in China, The United States, and the Future of Southeast Asia

May 2017; p ublished online January 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Comparative Politics. 12733 words.

With the exception of the Philippines, America’s strategic interest in and engagement with Southeast Asia begins with World War II. Prior to that “Monsoon Asia” was remote and exotic—a...

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Spain

Dawn Brancati.

in Peace by Design

December 2008; p ublished online January 2009 .

Chapter. Subjects: Comparative Politics. 9484 words.

This chapter presents the case study of Spain (1976–present). Spain is widely respected as a successful case of decentralization, which has not only avoided conflict among the country's...

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An Introduction to Gender and Representation in Latin America

Leslie A. Schwindt-Bayer.

in Gender and Representation in Latin America

March 2018; p ublished online February 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Comparative Politics; Politics. 8081 words.

In this introductory chapter of Gender and Representation in Latin America, Leslie A. Schwindt-Bayer argues that gender inequality in political representation in Latin America is rooted in...

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Women in Legislatures

Leslie A. Schwindt-Bayer and Santiago Alles.

in Gender and Representation in Latin America

March 2018; p ublished online February 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Comparative Politics; Politics. 7965 words.

Leslie A. Schwindt-Bayer and Santiago Alles argue that the influx of women into Latin American legislatures has been substantial, but once in office, women have struggled to attain full...

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Conclusion

Leslie A. Schwindt-Bayer.

in Gender and Representation in Latin America

March 2018; p ublished online February 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Comparative Politics; Politics. 8543 words.

In the concluding chapter, Lesile A. Schwindt-Bayer brings together the findings from the arena and country chapters to draw general conclusions about gender and representation in Latin...

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Horror Vacui

Ozan O. Varol.

in The Democratic Coup d'État

October 2017; p ublished online August 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Comparative Politics; Politics. 3831 words.

Nature, Aristotle said, abhors a vacuum. He argued that a vacuum, once formed, would be immediately filled by the dense material surrounding it. Aristotle’s insights into vacuums in the...

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Introduction

Dustin Ells Howes.

in Freedom Without Violence

June 2016; p ublished online April 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Political Theory; Comparative Politics. 3337 words.

Posted on the gates enclosing the prison at Guantánamo Bay is the institution’s motto “Honor Bound to Defend Freedom.” Another sign, posted by a regime on the opposite side of the...

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Codification and the Colonies

Keally McBride.

in Mr. Mothercountry

October 2016; p ublished online September 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Political Theory; Comparative Politics. 10900 words.

The brutal suppression of Morant Bay Rebellion in Jamaica in 1865 raised a scandal in Great Britain, and a committee was formed to try Governor Eyre for murder. James Fitzjames Stephen...

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