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Democratic Theory and the Empirical Study of Popular Vote Processes

Spencer McKay

that the adoption of popular vote processes across Europe is motivated largely by strategic considerations of political elites, rather than by a concern for democratization. As a result, the design of referendums is more likely to reflect than disrupt

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Green Politics, Expertise, and Democratic Discourse in the Two Germanies, 1989-2019

Carol Hager

referred to them as “the anti-party party;” others described them as the parliamentary arm of the citizen initiative movement. Their aim was to shed light on the workings of political institutions in order to democratize decision making. They called for

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An Educationally Sound Experiment?

The Ohio School of the Air, 1928–1937

Nathan R. Myers

Darrow viewed radio education as having a two-fold purpose: democratization and cultural/social uplift. The radio, according to Darrow, was a kind of great leveler, offering “the first effective method of reaching a large group of people who have not

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The Democratic Backsliding Debate and the Controversy over Regime Classification in Israel

Gal Ariely

backsliding argument and the comparisons to Hungary and Poland. Instead, they assert the need to democratize the judicial system, which they say has long been controlled by elites who do not enjoy popular support. For example, Amir Ohana, the Knesset Speaker

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Pierre Du Plessis and Sanal Mohan

the most marginalized sections of Keralan society. It has been argued that indigenism tends to emerge in contexts of increasing liberal democratization. According to Luisa Steur, however, such a perspective does not make sense in Kerala, as it never

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Joseph Bristley and Elizabeth Turk

Soviet psychiatry's early biological-materialist model through the Stalinization and subsequent de-Stalinization of psychology (mid 1950s–1970). Late-Soviet liberalization witnessed differentiated, democratized education reform focusing on child

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Essaying to Decenter the (White, Male, Elite) Tourist Gaze

Stephen L. Harp

recently most tourism historians told a story about the evolution of their subject that is defined by democratization” (p. ix). So the story goes: tourism started with wealthy young men on the Grand Tour in early modern Europe. When women toured, travel

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The Curious Case of Slovakia

Regime Preferences Thirty Years after the Velvet Revolution

Zuzana Reptova Novakova

Central and Eastern Europe were characterized by a shared movement away from postcommunism and toward catching up with the West. Amid the process of democratization and “Westernization by imitation” ( Krastev and Holmes 2020 ), it was widely understood

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Revisiting Cultural Participation in Museums

An Early Community Outreach Experience in Mexico City

Leticia Pérez-Castellanos

( Bennett 1995 ; Bourdieu et al. 2004 ; and Laboratorio Permanente de Públicos de Museos 2012 ). Public culture policies have sought to mitigate these inequalities. The paradigms of cultural democratization and cultural democracy in particular focus

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History Teaching and Cultural Hegemony

Representations of the Spanish Civil War in Francoist History Textbooks of the 1960s

Johanna Fricke

. 12 In the 1960s, the Francoists thus had to contend with both Spain's poor economic situation and demands for democratization, peace, and reconciliation by oppositional forces and Spanish society at large. At the same time, they also had to convince a