Citizens and the State

Author: Hans-Dieter Klingemann,Dieter Fuchs

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198279558

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 474

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Fears that representative democracy in western Europe is in crisis are examined on the basis of trends in mass attitudes over the past two or three decades. The evidence suggests not crisis but a changing relationship between citizens and the state. This change poses a democratic transformation in the countries of Western Europe.Series DescriptionThis set of five volumes is an exhaustive study of beliefs in government in post-war Europe. Based upon an extensive collection of survey evidence, the results challenge widely argued theories of mass opinion, and much scholarly writing about citizen attitudes towards government and politics.The series arises from a research project sponsored by the European Science FoundationSeries ISBN: 0-19-961880-1
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Beliefs in Government

Author: Max Kaase,Kenneth Newton

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780191521027

Category: Political Science

Page: 236

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This concise overview volume pulls together the empirical findings of the Beliefs in Government series and sets them in the broad context of mass politics in modern Europe. Its conclusions about political participation, mass political opinion, postmaterialism and postmodernism, and democratic change and stability break new ground in political science.
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Church, State, and Citizen

Christian Approaches to Political Engagement

Author: Sandra F. Joireman,Sandra Fullerton Joireman

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0195378466

Category: Political Science

Page: 188

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In Church, State, and Citizen , Sandra F. Joireman has gathered political scientists to examine the relationship between religion and politics as seen from within seven Christian traditions: Catholic, Lutheran, Reformed, Anabaptist, Anglican, Evangelical and Pentecostal. In each chapter the historical and theological foundations of the tradition are described along with the beliefs regarding the appropriate role of the state and citizen. --from publisher description
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Citizens and the State

Author: Hans-Dieter Klingemann,Dieter Fuchs

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780198279556

Category: Political Science

Page: 498

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Fears that representative democracy in western Europe is in crisis are examined on the basis of trends in mass attitudes over the past two or three decades. The evidence suggests not crisis but a changing relationship between citizens and the state. This change poses a democratic transformation in the countries of Western Europe.Series DescriptionThis set of five volumes is an exhaustive study of beliefs in government in post-war Europe. Based upon an extensive collection of survey evidence, the results challenge widely argued theories of mass opinion, and much scholarly writing about citizen attitudes towards government and politics.The series arises from a research project sponsored by the European Science FoundationSeries ISBN: 0-19-961880-1
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The Scope of Government

Author: Ole Borre,Elinor Scarbrough

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198294743

Category: Political Science

Page: 437

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Long-term survey data reveal persistently high levels of support across Western Europe for the public provision of welfare and social security services. This volume reaches surprising conclusions about theories of ungovernability and tax revolt.
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The Politics of Asian Americans

Diversity and Community

Author: Pei-te Lien,M. Margaret Conway,Janelle Wong

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135952302

Category: Political Science

Page: 280

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Through the perspectives of mass politics, this book challenges popular misconceptions about Asian Americans as politically apathetic, disloyal, fragmented, unsophisticated and inscrutable by showcasing results of the 2000-01 Multi City Asian American Political Survey.
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State Making in Asia

Author: Richard Boyd,Tak-Wing Ngo

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134281234

Category: Political Science

Page: 224

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Including contributions from an international team of leading experts, this volume examines state making from a uniquely Asian perspective and reveals some of the misunderstandings that arise when states and state making are judged solely on the basis of Western history. The contributors argue that if we are to understand states in Asia then we must first recognize the particular combination of institution and ideologies embedded in Asian state making and their distinctiveness from the Western experience. Presenting new empirical and conceptual material based on original research, the book provides a unique theoretical reflection of the state through a thorough comparison of East Asian nations and, as such, will be a valuable resource to scholars of Asian politics and international relations.
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In Our Name

The Ethics of Democracy

Author: Eric Anthony Beerbohm

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 0691154619

Category: Philosophy

Page: 352

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"Are citizens in a democracy complicit in the injustices perpetrated by a state that acts in their name? Yes they are, argues Eric Beerbohm. "In Our Name" is a major statement in democratic theory that develops a novel approach to the relationship between citizen and representative. This book will reorient our understanding of the nature of representation in a democracy and appeal to philosophers, political theorists, and social scientists alike."--Rob Reich, Stanford University ""In Our Name" explores the moral and epistemic predicament of the democratic citizen, analyzing the ethics of participation, belief, and delegation that condition the responsibilities of citizens and their political representatives. Drawing on a distinctive theory of action, this account of complicity powerfully challenges the understanding of our duties as citizens."--Melissa Lane, author of "Eco-Republic" "This book sets forth a highly innovative way of thinking about the meaning of democracy. Resisting the familiar claim that individuals have little or no causal impact on democratic laws or policies, Beerbohm makes the case for a compelling new vision of self-government. Emphasizing the centrality of individual responsibility in collective decision making, Beerbohm opens a path that other scholars working in democratic theory will have to walk through in the future."--Corey Brettschneider, Brown University "This sharp and keenly argued book seeks to clarify the decision-making responsibilities of citizens and their representatives, given the complex ways in which they can be complicit in unjust political actions. Beerbohm offers a new ethics of participation grounded in the idea of citizens as political coprincipals and he provides institutional mechanisms to guide citizens' thoughts, decisions, and actions in democratic life."--Lucas Swaine, Dartmouth College
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