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1325 + 17 = ?: Filling in the Blanks of the Women, Peace, and Security Agenda  

Kimberly Theidon

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Feb 2018
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Dec 2017
This chapter focuses on the absence of certain marginal groups from the United Nations’ Women, Peace, and Security Agenda and suggests correctives to those exclusions. The chapter ... More

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

Reinhard Mehring

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Jan 2017
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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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Jan 2017
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Sep 2016
This handbook engages with the critical ordering of Schmitt’s writings, investing in the proper contextualization of his polycentric thought. More important than whether Schmitt’s ... 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

The Absence of Water Conflicts in the Developing World: Evidence from Africa  

Clionadh Raleigh

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Jan 2017
The debate concerning how water access, availability, and change will impact conflict is bolstered by growing evidence that some influence exists, however inconsistent. Clear conclusions ... 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

Access to Intermediate Appellate Courts  

Donald R. Songer and Susan B. Haire

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Jun 2017
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Jul 2017
The formal organization of court systems and jurisdictional rules established by legislatures often determine which litigants will have their cases reviewed by an appellate court. While ... 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

Accountability and Constitutional Law  

Carol Harlow

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May 2014
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Aug 2014
This chapter argues that, although accountability is a term well understood in constitutional law, it is not a central term of art within the discipline. It explores the public law origins ... More

Accountability and Democracy  

Mark E. Warren

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May 2014
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Aug 2014
Democracy, rule of the people, is comprised of complex webs of accountabilities between people and those who use power to govern on their behalf. Democratic accountability is comprised of ... More

Accountability and Multi-Level Governance  

Yannis Papadopoulos

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May 2014
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Aug 2014
This chapter first presents the major characteristics of multi-level governance and gives examples thereof from the European and the transnational level. It then identifies a number of ... More

Accountability and New Public Management  

Per Lægreid

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May 2014
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Aug 2014
This chapter links the rise of public accountability to the wave of New Public Management (NPM) reforms. It argues that the relationship between increased managerial accountability and ... More

Accountability and Principal–Agent Theory  

Sean Gailmard

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May 2014
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Aug 2014
Principal-agent theory encapsulates a tradition of rational choice modeling in which some actor(s)—the principal(s)—uses whatever actions are available to provide incentives for some other ... More

Accountability and the Nonprofit Sector  

Steven Rathgeb Smith

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May 2014
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Aug 2014
Accountability in nonprofits is complicated and multi-faceted. Nonprofits can also be sites of vibrant civic engagement, community governance, and providers of valuable local services. ... More

Accountability and the Survival of Governments  

José María Maravall

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Jul 2009
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Sep 2009
This article considers accountability and the survival of governments. A government is considered to be accountable when its citizens can hold it responsible for its actions and punish or ... More

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