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Twilight of the TigersPeace Efforts and Power Struggles in Sri Lanka

Twilight of the Tigers: Peace Efforts and Power Struggles in Sri Lanka

G. H. Peiris

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195699456
eISBN:
9780199080229
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195699456.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

This book examines the political vicissitudes of Sri Lanka since the initiation of the ceasefire in December 2001. The ceasefire sought to end the violent confrontation between the Liberation Tigers ... More

Twists of FateMultiracial Coalitions and Minority Representation in the US House of Representatives

Twists of Fate: Multiracial Coalitions and Minority Representation in the US House of Representatives

Vanessa C. Tyson

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780190250928
eISBN:
9780190250942
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190250928.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Members of Congress from and representing racial minority groups often find themselves in a unique predicament: their constituencies tend to be more economically disadvantaged than those of their ... More

Two Nations IndivisibleMexico, the United States, and the Road Ahead

Two Nations Indivisible: Mexico, the United States, and the Road Ahead

Shannon K. O'Neil

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
February 2015
ISBN:
9780199390007
eISBN:
9780190252441
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199390007.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Five freshly decapitated human heads are thrown onto a crowded dance floor in western Mexico. A Mexican drug cartel dismembers the body of a rival and then stitches his face onto a soccer ball. These ... More

The UN Security Council and Informal Groups of States

The UN Security Council and Informal Groups of States

Jochen Prantl

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2006
ISBN:
9780199287680
eISBN:
9780191603723
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199287686.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This book examines the dynamics between informal groups of states and the UN Security Council in the management of conflicts in Namibia, El Salvador, and Kosovo. It sets forth three main arguments. ... More

(Un)intended Consequences of EU Parliamentary Elections

(Un)intended Consequences of EU Parliamentary Elections

Wouter van der Brug and Claes H. de Vreese (eds)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780198757412
eISBN:
9780191817120
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198757412.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

When direct elections for the European Parliament were first organized in 1979, the idea was that such direct elections would increase the democratic legitimacy and accountability of the parliament. ... More

Unanticipated GainsOrigins of Network Inequality in Everyday Life

Unanticipated Gains: Origins of Network Inequality in Everyday Life

Mario Luis Small

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195384352
eISBN:
9780199869893
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195384352.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Social capital theorists have shown that inequality arises in part because some people enjoy larger, more supportive, or otherwise more useful networks. But why do some people have better networks ... More

Understanding Prime-Ministerial PerformanceComparative Perspectives

Understanding Prime-Ministerial Performance: Comparative Perspectives

Paul Strangio, Paul 't Hart, and James Walter (eds)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199666423
eISBN:
9780191751462
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199666423.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Prime ministers stand at the apex of government and loom large in the consciousness of the nations they lead. Yet how well do we understand the variables of prime-ministerial performance, of why some ... More

Understanding Social Action, Promoting Human Rights

Understanding Social Action, Promoting Human Rights

Ryan Goodman, Derek Jinks, and Andrew K. Woods (eds)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780195371895
eISBN:
9780199979127
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195371895.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

Over the last 20 years, the social scientific understanding of human behavior has taken a significant leap forward. Important advances in several fields have increased the complexity and accuracy of ... More

UnequalHow America's Courts Undermine Discrimination Law

Unequal: How America's Courts Undermine Discrimination Law

Sandra F. Sperino and Suja A. Thomas

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780190278380
eISBN:
9780190682279
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190278380.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This book describes what happens when workers file employment discrimination cases in federal court, Judges dismiss cases where supervisors grope women, call them whores and sluts, and repeatedly ask ... More

The Unfinished Democratization of Europe

The Unfinished Democratization of Europe

Erik O. Eriksen

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199572519
eISBN:
9780191722400
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199572519.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, European Union, Democratization

The widening and deepening of the European Union have brought to the fore the question of democracy at the European level. The system of domination already in place at the European level requires and ... More

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