The Social Construction of Democracy

The Social Construction of Democracy

Social. Construction. of. Democracy,. 18701990: An. Introduction. George. Reid. Andrews. and. Herrick. Chapman. The decade of the 1980s was ushered in by two seemingly unrelated events in two small, relatively obscure countries.

Author: George Reid Andrews

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 9780814715062

Category: History

Page: 401

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The recent revival of democracy across much of the globe, and the fragility of many of the new regimes, has inspired renewed interest in the origins of dictatorship and democracy in modern times. Assembling renowned specialists on Eastern and Western Europe, the U.S., Latin America and Japan, The Social Construction of Democracy explores the reasons for the success and failure of democracies over the past 100 years. With its sharp portraits of nations on four continents, George Reid Andrews and Herrick Chapman shed light on the historical process by which state institutions and social movements interact to create political systems based on the principle of popular sovereignty.
Categories: History

The Social Construction of What

The Social Construction of What

The Social Construction of Democracy, 18701990. New York: New York University Press. Anson, R. 1980. The last porno show. In The Sexual Victimology of Youth, ed. L. G. Schultz. Springfield, Ill.: Charles C. Thomas.

Author: Ian Hacking

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674254275

Category: Science

Page: 272

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Lost in the raging debate over the validity of social construction is the question of what, precisely, is being constructed. Facts, gender, quarks, reality? Is it a person? An object? An idea? A theory? Each entails a different notion of social construction, Ian Hacking reminds us. His book explores an array of examples to reveal the deep issues underlying contentious accounts of reality. Especially troublesome in this dispute is the status of the natural sciences, and this is where Hacking finds some of his most telling cases, from the conflict between biological and social approaches to mental illness to vying accounts of current research in sedimentary geology. He looks at the issue of child abuse—very much a reality, though the idea of child abuse is a social product. He also cautiously examines the ways in which advanced research on new weapons influences not the content but the form of science. In conclusion, Hacking comments on the “culture wars” in anthropology, in particular a spat between leading ethnographers over Hawaii and Captain Cook. Written with generosity and gentle wit by one of our most distinguished philosophers of science, this wise book brings a much needed measure of clarity to current arguments about the nature of knowledge.
Categories: Science

Popular Struggle and Democracy in Scandinavia

Popular Struggle and Democracy in Scandinavia

historians and social scientists in Norway and Sweden mainly base their analysis on in-depth case studies. ... Andrews, Georg Reid, and Herrick Chapman (1995) 'The Social Construction of Democracy, 18701990: An Introduction' in George ...

Author: Flemming Mikkelsen

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137578556

Category: Social Science

Page: 457

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This book focuses on popular struggles in Denmark, Norway and Sweden from 1700-2015, and how popular struggle in the form of hunger riots, tax rebellions, petition drives, strikes, demonstrations, public meetings and social movements paved the way for the introduction and development of civil liberties and political rights. The author portrays social and political mass mobilization of ordinary people as vital to the construction of democracy, and an essential condition for the formation of the Scandinavian welfare states. Popular Struggle and Democracy in Scandinavia shows the transnational connections between Denmark, Norway and Sweden and between Scandinavia and the rest of Europe, and also contains a comparison of popular struggle in Scandinavia seen in a wider European perspective. The book will be of interest to social scientists, historians and students and researchers with an interest in popular struggles in Scandinavia.
Categories: Social Science

Anarchy as Order

Anarchy as Order

Smethurst, Richard J. "Japan's First Experiment with Democracy, 1868—1940." In The Social Construction of Democracy,18701990, edited by George Reid Andrews and Herrick Chapman, 74—77. New York: New York University Press, 1995.

Author: Mohammed A. Bamyeh

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 9780742566620

Category: Political Science

Page: 250

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This original and impressively researched book explores the concept of anarchy—"unimposed order"—as the most humane and stable form of order in a chaotic world. Mohammed A. Bamyeh traces the historical foundations of anarchy and convincingly presents it as an alternative to both tyranny and democracy. He shows how anarchy is the best manifestation of civic order, of a healthy civil society, and of humanity's noblest attributes. A cogent and compelling critique of the modern state, this provocative book clarifies how anarchy may be both a guide for rational social order and a science of humanity.
Categories: Political Science

The Sociology of Law and the Global Transformation of Democracy

The Sociology of Law and the Global Transformation of Democracy

Eley, geoff (1995), 'The Social Construction of Democracy in germany' in george reid andrews and herrick Chapman (eds), The Social Construction of Democracy, 18701990. New york, Ny: New york University press, pp. 90–117.

Author: Chris Thornhill

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107199903

Category: Law

Page: 599

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Provides a new legal-sociological theory of democracy, reflecting the impact of global law on national political institutions. This title is also available as Open Access.
Categories: Law

Capitalism and Democracy in the 21st Century

Capitalism and Democracy in the 21st Century

Flammarion, Paris Di Palma G (1990) To craft democracies: An essay on democratic transitions. University of California Press, ... In: Andrews GR, Chapman H (eds) The social construction of democracy, 18701990, pp. 90–117.

Author: Dennis C. Mueller

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783662112878

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 378

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Joseph Schumpeter oscillated in his view about the type of economic system that was most conducive to growth. In his 1911 treatise, Schumpeter argued that a more decentralized and turbulent industry structure where the pro cess of creative destruction was triggered by vigorous entrepreneurial ac tivity was the engine of economic growth. But by 1942 Schumpeter had modified his theory, arguing instead that a more centralized and stable industry structure was more conducive to growth. According to Schum peter (1942, p. 132), under the managed economy there was little room for entrepreneurship because, "Innovation itself is being reduced to routine. Technological progress is increasingly becoming the business of teams of trained specialists who turn out what is required to make it work in pre dictable ways" (p. 132). Schumpeter (1942) reversed his earlier view by arguing that the integration of knowledge creation and appropriation be stowed an inherent innovative advantage upon giant corporations, "Since capitalist enterprise, by its very achievements, tends to automize progress, we conclude that it tends to make itself superfluous - to break to pieces under the pressure of its own success.
Categories: Business & Economics

Democracy and Democratization in Comparative Perspective

Democracy and Democratization in Comparative Perspective

Comparative Methods in the Social Sciences. ... Democracy and Democratization: Processes and Prospects in a Changing World. ... 365–387 in George R. Andrews & Herrick Chapman (eds), The Social Construction of Democracy, 18701990.

Author: Jørgen Møller

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780415633505

Category: Political Science

Page: 258

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This book provides an introduction to theory and research on democracy and democratization. From this foundation, it elucidates a systematic framework to conceptualize democracy for comparative study.
Categories: Political Science

Wrestling with Democracy

Wrestling with Democracy

75 Ziegler, “Proportional Representation in the Social and Political Conflict in Germany,” 32. 76 G. Eley, “The Social Construction of Democracy in Germany, 1871—1933,” in The Social Construction of Democracy, 18701990, ed.

Author: Dennis Pilon

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 9781442662742

Category: Political Science

Page: 408

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Though sharing broadly similar processes of economic and political development from the mid-to-late nineteenth century onward, western countries have diverged greatly in their choice of voting systems: most of Europe shifted to proportional voting around the First World War, while Anglo-American countries have stuck with relative majority or majority voting rules. Using a comparative historical approach, Wrestling with Democracy examines why voting systems have (or have not) changed in western industrialized countries over the past century. In this first single-volume study of voting system reform covering all western industrialized countries, Dennis Pilon reviews national efforts in this area over four timespans: the nineteenth century, the period around the First World War, the Cold War, and the 1990s. Pilon provocatively argues that voting system reform has been a part of larger struggles over defining democracy itself, highlighting previously overlooked episodes of reform and challenging widely held assumptions about institutional change.
Categories: Political Science

Development and Society

Development and Society

Larry Diamond, Marc F. Plattner, Yun-han Chu, and Hung-mao Tien, eds., Consolidating the Third Wave Democracies: Themes and Perspectives. ... George Reid Andres and Herrick Chapman, eds., The Social Construction of Democracy, 1870-1990.

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ISBN: IND:30000115767273

Category: Korea (South)

Page: 284

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Categories: Korea (South)

Democracy without Borders

Democracy without Borders

Transnationalisation and Conditionality in New Democracies Jean Grugel. Tilly, C. (1995) 'Democracy is a Lake', in Reid Andrews, G. and Chapman, H. (eds), The Social Construction of Democracy, 1870-1990, Basingstoke: Macmillan.

Author: Jean Grugel

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134652440

Category: Political Science

Page: 208

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This book carves out a new area of democratisation studies by analysing the transnational dimension and the role of non state actors across three different geographical regions. Chapters utilise empirical data from Europe, Africa and Latin America.
Categories: Political Science