Making Liberalism Work: The Italian Experience, 1860-1914 by Susan A. Ashley

By Susan A. Ashley

By such a lot money owed, Italian-style liberalism failed. motives of its failure range from fiscal backwardness or a political tradition formed by way of autocracy to claims that liberals ruined their possibilities by means of pursuing not anything yet slender center type pursuits. This examine examines the liberal list to weigh the accuracy of those methods. Ashley specializes in 3 debatable matters: public works, social reform, and public order. The railroads could try liberal dedication to laissez-faire, exertions legislation their pledge to guard all electorate, and dissent their allegiance to person rights. In each one case, liberals compromised their ideas. What they determined outlined the Italian variation of liberalism by means of remodeling it from a doctrine to concrete practices and political behaviors.

Particularly after 1890, liberals more and more made empiricism the first justification for coverage and brushed aside summary rules as underneath detect. This shift is helping clarify why liberalism misplaced authority and credibility as a suite of ethical imperatives and as a coherent international view in Italy, in addition to why it didn't provide so much Italians a compelling substitute to both Socialsim or Fascism. analyzing what liberals acknowledged and did, besides the fact that, doesn't completely aid the despairing judgment of such a lot of historians. Italian liberals controlled to construct a liberal nation and to make it functionality opposed to intransigent obstacles.

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Familienpolitik aus der Gender-Perspektive: Deutschland, by Yvonne Rötter

By Yvonne Rötter

Masterarbeit aus dem Jahr 2012 im Fachbereich Politik - Politische Systeme - Allgemeines und Vergleiche, observe: 1,0, Helmut-Schmidt-Universität - Universität der Bundeswehr Hamburg (Fakultät für Wirtschafts- und Sozialwissenschaften), Veranstaltung: Politikwissenschaft, insbes. Politische Systeme/Soziologie, Sprache: Deutsch, summary: Die vorliegende Arbeit betrachtet das Politikfeld (Policy) der Familienpolitik im innereuropäischen Vergleich aus der Gender-Perspektive. Anlass für diese Themenwahl ist die steigende Importanz der Familienpolitik im institutionellen Kontext politischer Systeme in Europa. Betrachtet guy die deutsche Familienpolitik aus einer gesamteuropäischen Perspektive wirft dies die Frage auf, used to be Deutschland von seinen europäischen Nachbarländern hinsichtlich seiner institutionellen Strukturen (polity) und unterschiedlichen policy-Orientierungen im Bereich der Familienpolitik lernen kann. Für den komparativen Vergleich werden dazu mit Deutschland, Schweden und Frankreich beispielhaft drei europäische Länder, die ein jeweils unterschiedliches wohlfahrtsstaatliches Modell aufweisen, herausgegriffen. Die handlungsleitende Fragestellung dabei lautet: "Inwiefern haben familienpolitische Leitbilder in Deutschland, Schweden und Frankreich zur Herausbildung von unterschiedlichen geschlechtlichen Rollenverständnissen beigetragen, welche Bedeutung hat dabei das geschlechtliche Rollenverständnis auf die Umsetzung und Annahme familienpolitischer Maßnahmen?"
Anhand dieser Fragestellung soll in einem Drei-Länder-Vergleich die gegenseitige Wechselwirkung von familienpolitischen Leitbildern und gesellschaftlichen Akteuren untersucht werden. Besonderes Augenmerk ist dabei auf den Einfluss geschlechtlicher Rollenvorstellungen bei der Annahme und Umsetzung familienpolitischer Regulierungen gerichtet. Dazu werden mit Deutschland, Schweden und Frankreich drei unterschiedliche wohlfahrtsstaatliche Modelle mit verschiedenen policy-Orientierungen innerhalb der Familienpolitik betrachtet. Während die schwedische Familienpolitik insbesondere die Schaffung von Geschlechtergleichheit zum Ziel hat, ist Frankreich innerhalb der Europäischen Union für eine gute Vereinbarkeit von Familie und Beruf bekannt. Deutschlands Familienpolitik hingegen befindet sich noch immer in einem Transformationsprozess, dessen Richtung an Hand des Ländervergleiches näher betrachtet werden soll. Als theoretischer Überbau zur Beantwortung der Fragestellung dient neben der Gender-Perspektive die Theorie des Neo-Institutionalismus, welche verschiedene Erklärungsansätze für den Einfluss von Institutionen auf soziale und politische Entwicklungen liefert.

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Christianity and Natural Law: An Introduction (Law and by Norman Doe

By Norman Doe

traditionally, traditional legislation has performed a pivotal position in Christian methods to the legislations, and a contested position in felony philosophy as a rule. notwithstanding, comparative examine of usual legislation throughout international Christian traditions is basically overlooked. This publication offers not just the background of ordinary legislation principles throughout mainstream Christian traditions all over the world, but in addition an ecumenical comparability of the modern usual legislation positions of other traditions. Its concentration isn't really completely theoretical: it exams the sensible application of traditional legislations by means of exploring its use within the criminal platforms of the church buildings studied. along research of the assumptions underlying the idea that, it additionally proposes a jurisprudence of Christian legislations itself. With chapters written via unique attorneys and theologians the world over, this publication is designed for these learning and instructing legislations or theology, those that perform and learn ecumenism, and people considering the perform of church law.

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Between Europeanization and National Collaps: What are the by Nadine Pensold

By Nadine Pensold

Seminar paper from the yr 2008 within the topic Politics - Political platforms - common and Comparisons, grade: 1,3, collage of Erfurt, language: English, summary: because the 1960 the location in Belgium is embossed by means of a clash among cultural teams and recurrent political trouble. 2007 the small kingdom within the center of Europe was once unable to discover a central authority that argues the curiosity of 10 million humans in the course of nearly two hundred days.
Now an intervening time executive controls the destiny of Belgium until eventually the following elections in March 2008. the long run for the country looks very insecure: Flanders and Wallonia are the most actors within the conventional clash often called “battle of language”. however it is greater than a fight among French and Dutch – it's a wrestle bearing on tradition, financial system and politics. events try for many years to win the struggle for strength and impact and feature now reached the climax. This paintings will supply an effect how Belgium obtained there and the place it might probably go.

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Conflict of Laws (Concise Hornbook Series) by Clyde Spillenger

By Clyde Spillenger

This concise hornbook publications scholars in the course of the advanced innovations and ideas underlying family and foreign clash of legislation. it truly is an critical relief to scholars and practitioners looking to higher comprehend the elemental ideas of collection of legislation, popularity of judgments, and jurisdiction, in addition to extra particular advancements bearing on conflicts in relatives legislations, our on-line world, and foreign transactions.

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Elections and Democracy: Representation and Accountability by Jacques Thomassen

By Jacques Thomassen

Elections and Democracy addresses the distinction among assorted perspectives on consultant democracy. in response to the 1st view elections are a mechanism to carry govt liable. within the moment view elections are essentially a way to make sure that electorate' perspectives and pursuits are accurately represented within the democratic approach. The majoritarian and consensus versions of democracy are the embodiment in institutional constructions of those different
views of democracy. within the majoritarian view the only most crucial functionality of an election is the choice of a central authority. The focus of energy within the palms of an elected majority govt makes it responsible to the folk. In consensus versions of democracy, or proportional structures, the major
function of elections is to go with the individuals of parliament who jointly may be as consultant as attainable of the voters as an entire. The criterion for the democratic caliber of the procedure is how consultant parliament relatively is. The publication explores how a ways those diversified perspectives and their embodiment in institutional constructions impact vote selection, political participation and delight with the functioning of democracy. the quantity relies on info from the Comparative research of
Electoral structures (CSES), a comparative examine throughout 36 nations. the final end of the publication is that formal political associations are much less proper for people's attitudes and behaviour than usually presumed. instead of formal political associations just like the electoral procedure it sort of feels to be
characteristics of the occasion approach like polarization and the readability of accountability that truly matter.

The Comparative examine of Electoral structures (CSES) is a collaborative application of study between election examine groups from worldwide. engaging nations comprise a standard module of survey questions of their post-election reviews. The ensuing information are deposited besides vote casting, demographic, district, and macro variables. The reviews are then merged right into a unmarried, loose, public dataset to be used in comparative examine and cross-level research. The set of volumes during this sequence is based
on those CSES modules, and the volumes deal with the major theoretical concerns and empirical debates within the research of elections and consultant democracy. the various volumes may be prepared round the theoretical concerns raised through a specific module, whereas others can be thematic of their concentration. Taken
together, those volumes will supply a rigorous and ongoing contribution to knowing the growth and consolidation of democracy within the twenty-first century. sequence editors: Hans-Dieter Klingemann and Ian McAllister

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Das Problem der Überhangmandate. Reformvorschlägen des by Anno Esser

By Anno Esser

Studienarbeit aus dem Jahr 2013 im Fachbereich Politik - Politische Systeme - Politisches method Deutschlands, word: 1,0, Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn (INSTITUT FÜR POLITISCHE WISSENSCHAFT UND SOZIOLOGIE), Veranstaltung: Demokratiereform, Sprache: Deutsch, summary: Mit dem Urteil vom 25. Juli 2012 traf das Bundesverfassungsgericht eine Entscheidung mit großer Tragweite für die zukünftige Ausgestaltung des Wahlrechts der deutschen Demokratie. Das geltende Wahlrecht wurde als verfassungswidrig verworfen und die Zahl der Überhangmandate auf 15 begrenzt. Das Urteil hat eine lange und zum Teil unglückliche Vorgeschichte, die bis in die 90er Jahre zurückreicht - als die Überhangmandate durch ihr gehäuftes Vorkommen zunehmend als challenge in Wissenschaft, Politik und Gesellschaft wahrgenommen wurden.

Dem Wandel des Parteiensystems und der zunehmenden Fragmentierung nach der Wiedervereinigung konnte die „alte“ Regelung des personalisierten Verhältniswahlrechts nicht mehr gerecht werden. Justiz und Politik taten sich allerdings lange schwer, angemessene Reformen auf den Weg zu bringen: Macht- und parteipolitische Überlegungen bestimmten die Entwicklung.

Im juristisch-politikwissenschaftlichen Diskurs wurde die Wahlrechtsreformdebatte, besonders seit dem Urteil des Bundesverfassungsgerichts zum „negativen Stimmrecht von 2008, in vielen Beiträgen und Stellungnahmen intensiv thematisiert. Das Spektrum der Vorschläge reicht dabei von „kleinen“ Reformen, die am method der personalisierten Verhältniswahl festhalten und „nur“ das challenge der Überhangmandate und des negativen Stimmgewichts zu lösen versprechen, bis zu „großen“ Reformen, die den bisher eingeschlagenen Pfad verlassen und die Einführung - entweder eines Mehrheitswahlsystems oder der Verhältniswahl, bzw. eine Stärkung der Komponenten dieser beiden Modelle - vorschlagen.

Das Ziel der vorliegenden Arbeit ist erstens, die Entstehung und Entwicklung der Überhangmandate nachzuzeichnen und zu analysieren und zweitens, die im juristischen und politikwissenschaftlichen Diskurs vorgeschlagenen Wahlrechtsreformmodelle darzustellen und kritisch zu untersuchen.

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The Lost World of Classical Legal Thought: Law and Ideology by William M. Wiecek

By William M. Wiecek

This booklet examines the ideology of elite legal professionals and judges from the Gilded Age throughout the New Deal. among 1866 and 1937, a coherent outlook formed the best way the yank bar understood the assets of legislations, the position of the courts, and the connection among legislations and the bigger society. William M. Wiecek explores this outlook--often referred to as "legal orthodoxy" or "classical felony thought"--which assumed that legislation was once apolitical, determinate, goal, and neutral.

American classical criminal suggestion used to be solid within the warmth of the social crises that punctuated the past due 19th century. Fearing hard work unions, immigrants, and dealing humans as a rule, American elites, together with these at the bench and bar, sought how you can repress affliction and forestall political majorities from utilizing democratic techniques to redistribute wealth and gear. Classical criminal idea supplied a purpose that guaranteed the legitimacy of the extant distribution of society's assets. It enabled the felony suppression of unions and the subordination of employees to management's authority.

As the twentieth-century U.S. economic climate grew in complexity, the antiregulatory, individualistic bias of classical felony proposal grew to become an increasing number of distanced from truth. Brittle and dogmatic, felony ideology misplaced legitimacy within the eyes of either laypeople and ever-larger segments of the bar. It used to be eventually deserted within the "constitutional revolution of 1937", but--as Wiecek argues during this exact analysis--nothing has arisen due to the fact to exchange it as an evidence of what legislation is and why courts have such extensive strength in a democratic society.

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Saudi Maritime Policy: Integrated Governance (Routledge by Hatim Al-Bisher,Selina Stead,Tim Gray

By Hatim Al-Bisher,Selina Stead,Tim Gray

Because marine governance in so much nations is sectoral, maritime rules are usually fragmented, reactive, or even contradictory, which means that marine assets are underutilized and poorly secure. to prevent those difficulties, the concept that of built-in nationwide maritime coverage (INMP) has been built. This booklet examines this idea, analysing its present software in 4 international locations – Australia, Canada, united kingdom and united states – when discussing at size the way it can be utilized to Saudi Arabia.



Based on broad fieldwork conducted in Saudi Arabia – together with interviews with officers in executive departments with maritime tasks, and a survey administered to 230 stakeholders – the publication bargains a different perception into INMP within the state. The ebook presents a pragmatic template for constructing the political will and civil constituency in Saudi Arabia beneficial for the advent of INMP. In taking off intimately its merits, this e-book may perhaps aid construct the momentum in Saudi Arabia required to enforce the concept that in addition to allure different international locations to do an identical. an important contribution to the becoming literature on ocean governance, this publication might be of significant significance to coverage makers and students of center japanese experiences, marine governance and comparative politics.

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Democratization in the Muslim World: Changing Patterns of by Frederic Volpi,Francesco Cavatorta

By Frederic Volpi,Francesco Cavatorta

This e-book examines the position that political Islam performs in strategies of democratization within the Muslim global, detailing the political approaches that facilitate the collective studying of democratic methods of fixing the sensible difficulties of these polities.


Democratization within the Muslim World represents a massive contribution to the talk on democratization and political Islam that emphasises the synergetic results and international achieve of either Islamist and democratic politics. It involves phrases with the problematical courting among Islam and democracy within the doubtful post-Cold struggle, post-9/11 global order by means of highlighting the malleability of Islamic discourses and of its institutional assets, in addition to the range of the political concepts of incumbent regimes to stay in energy. It combines key theoretical matters and country-specific reports of a few of the main appropriate Muslim polities of the post-Cold battle and post-9/11 period.


This textual content was once formerly released as a unique factor of Democratization and may be of curiosity to scholars of heart East politics, governance, democracy, and human rights.

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