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Comparative Area StudiesMethodological Rationales and Cross-Regional Applications

Comparative Area Studies: Methodological Rationales and Cross-Regional Applications

Ariel I. Ahram, Patrick Köllner, and Rudra Sil (eds)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780190846374
eISBN:
9780190869595
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190846374.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, International Relations and Politics

Area studies scholarship has been indispensable for the development of social scientific knowledge. However, it risks becoming marginalized without more concerted efforts to demonstrate its relevance ... More

Cyber StrategyThe Evolving Character of Power and Coercion

Cyber Strategy: The Evolving Character of Power and Coercion

Brandon Valeriano, Benjamin Jensen, and Ryan C. Maness

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780190618094
eISBN:
9780190618124
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190618094.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, Comparative Politics

This book examines how states integrate cyber capabilities with other instruments of power to achieve foreign policy outcomes. Given North Korea’s use of cyber intrusions to threaten the ... More

Democracy after VirtueToward Pragmatic Confucian Democracy

Democracy after Virtue: Toward Pragmatic Confucian Democracy

Sungmoon Kim

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780190671235
eISBN:
9780190671266
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190671235.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory, Democratization

In the past two decades contemporary Confucian political theory has been propelled by the dialectical conversation between Confucianism and democracy and, more recently, between Confucian democracy ... More

Democracy When the People Are ThinkingRevitalizing Our Politics Through Public Deliberation

Democracy When the People Are Thinking: Revitalizing Our Politics Through Public Deliberation

James S. Fishkin

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780198820291
eISBN:
9780191860188
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198820291.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

Democracy requires a connection to the “will of the people.” What does that mean in a world of “fake news,” relentless advocacy, dialogue mostly among the like-minded, and massive spending to ... More

The Energy Security ParadoxRethinking Energy (In)security in the United States and China

The Energy Security Paradox: Rethinking Energy (In)security in the United States and China

Jonna Nyman

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780198820444
eISBN:
9780191860287
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198820444.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

The decisions we make about energy shape our present and our future. From geopolitical tension to environmental degradation and an increasingly unstable climate, these choices infiltrate the very air ... More

An Epistemic Theory of Democracy

An Epistemic Theory of Democracy

Robert E. Goodin and Kai Spiekermann

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780198823452
eISBN:
9780191862137
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198823452.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization, Political Theory

One attractive feature of democracy is its ability to track the truth by information aggregation. The formal support for this claim goes back to Condorcet’s famous jury theorem. However, the theorem ... More

Extralegal Groups in Post-Conflict LiberiaHow Trade Makes the State

Extralegal Groups in Post-Conflict Liberia: How Trade Makes the State

Christine Cheng

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780199673346
eISBN:
9780191755910
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199673346.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

In the aftermath of the Liberian civil war, groups of ex-combatants took control of natural resource enclaves. With some of them threatening a return to war, these groups were widely viewed as the ... More

Fixing DemocracyHow Power Asymmetries Help Explain Presidential Powers in New Constitutions, Evidence from Latin America

Fixing Democracy: How Power Asymmetries Help Explain Presidential Powers in New Constitutions, Evidence from Latin America

Javier Corrales

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780190868895
eISBN:
9780190869380
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190868895.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This book explores the origins of presidential powers in new constitutions. Much is known about the effects of different presidential powers—less on the conditions that lead to their emergence. The ... More

Immigration and Welfare State RetrenchmentWhy the US Experience is not Reflected in Western Europe

Immigration and Welfare State Retrenchment: Why the US Experience is not Reflected in Western Europe

Dennis C. Spies

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780198812906
eISBN:
9780191850691
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198812906.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Is large-scale immigration to Europe incompatible with the continent’s generous and encompassing welfare states? Are Europeans willing to share welfare benefits with ethnically different and often ... More

Incremental PolarizationA Unified Spatial Theory of Legislative Elections, Parties and Roll Call Voting

Incremental Polarization: A Unified Spatial Theory of Legislative Elections, Parties and Roll Call Voting

Justin Buchler

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780190865580
eISBN:
9780190872847
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190865580.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics, Democratization

This book provides a unified spatial model of legislative elections, parties, and roll call voting to address three primary questions: why do legislators adopt extreme positions, how do they win ... More

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