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A “Catholic Layman of German Nationality and Citizenship”?: Carl Schmitt and the Religiosity of Life  

Reinhard Mehring

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Dec 2014
Carl Schmitt positioned his constitutional theory in the context of a “political theology” and referred to himself repeatedly as a Catholic. Schmitt scholarship has long pursued this ... More

“A Fanatic of Order in an Epoch of Confusing Turmoil”: The Political, Legal, and Cultural Thought of Carl Schmitt  

Jens Meierhenrich and Oliver Simons

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Sep 2016
This chapter provides a comprehensive introduction to the thought of Carl Schmitt that incorporates insights from law, the social sciences, and the humanities. But it is also an ... More

“A Force for Good”?: Paradoxes of Swedish Military Activism  

Lisbeth Aggestam and Adrian Hyde-Price

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Dec 2015
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Jun 2016
This chapter examines the politics of Swedish military activism and the paradoxes they involve. Since the end of the Cold War, Sweden has been involved a range of international military ... More

“A Very British Institution”: The Intelligence and Security Committee and Intelligence Accountability in the United Kingdom  

Mark Phythian

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Mar 2010
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Sep 2010
This article discusses Intelligence and Security Committee (ISC) and intelligence accountability in the United Kingdom. It discusses the origins of intelligence oversight in the United ... More

Aaron Wildavsky, The Politics of the Budgetary Process  

Joachim Wehner

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Mar 2015
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Jul 2016
This chapter comments on Aaron Wildavsky’s seminal work, The Politics of the Budgetary Process, an in-depth look at the norms and rules of budgeting in the United States and the stable ... More

About Institutions, Mainly, but not Exclusively, Political  

Jean Blondel

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Jun 2008
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Sep 2009
This article discusses the concept of institution by examining the components of an institution and the way in which institutionalization can increase or decrease. It considers the place ... More

Access  

Kevin J. Krizek and David M. Levinson

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Apr 2012
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Sep 2012
This article focuses on the access objective of urban planning. It aims to articulate a clear role for measures of metropolitan accessibility, and to demonstrate the utility of these ... More

Accountability and Ambiguity  

Johan P. Olsen

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May 2014
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Aug 2014
Ambiguity is intrinsic to life. Yet, mainstream accountability theory reduces its area of application by not taking ambiguity seriously. The literature treats too many aspects as exogenous ... More

Accountability and Blame–Avoidance  

Christopher Hood

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May 2014
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Aug 2014
This chapter advances three claims. First, it argues that the concepts of accountability and blame-avoidance have much in common and can be understood as mirror-image concepts for the ... More

Accountability and Citizen Participation  

Bodil Damgaard and Jenny M. Lewis

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May 2014
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Aug 2014
This chapter provides an analytical framework aimed at measuring citizen participation in public accountability processes beyond the fundamental mechanism of parliamentary elections. The ... More

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