Social Theory and Practice
Social Theory and Practice is intended to provide a forum for the discussion of theoretical and applied questions in social, political, legal, economic, educational, and moral philosophy, including critical studies of classical and contemporary social philosophers. We feature original philosophical work by authors from all relevant disciplines, including the humanities, the social sciences, and the natural sciences. We also publish review essays and mid-length book reviews. Published by the Florida State University Department of Philosophy four times a year (January, April, July, October).
Coverage: 1970-2016 (Vol. 1, No. 1 - Vol. 42, No. 4)
The "moving wall" represents the time period between the last issue available in JSTOR and the most recently published issue of a journal. Moving walls are generally represented in years. In rare instances, a publisher has elected to have a "zero" moving wall, so their current issues are available in JSTOR shortly after publication.
Note: In calculating the moving wall, the current year is not counted.
For example, if the current year is 2008 and a journal has a 5 year moving wall, articles from the year 2002 are available.
- Terms Related to the Moving Wall
- Fixed walls: Journals with no new volumes being added to the archive.
- Absorbed: Journals that are combined with another title.
- Complete: Journals that are no longer published or that have been combined with another title.
Subjects: Philosophy, Humanities
Collections: Arts & Sciences XIII Collection
Short Essay on Principle of Collective Responsibility
One of the important features of Parliamentary Government (Cabinet Government) is the principle of collective responsibility. It means that the Council of Ministers is collectively responsible to the Parliament. Once a decision is taken in the Cabinet, all the ministers become equally responsible to defend that decision.
If a minister is not willing to own responsibility for a decision taken by the Cabinet, the only course open to him is to resign. If the policy of the government is criticised in the Parliament, it is the responsibility of all the ministers to defend it and answer the criticism.
If the House of the People passes a vote of no-confidence against the policy of the government or even one minister, it is considered a vote of no-confidence against the entire Council of Ministers and in that case the entire Council of Ministers headed by the Prime Minister has to resign. The ministers swim or sink together.