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A Tort System That Works: Traffic Accidents

J. Mark Ramseyer

in Second-Best Justice: The Virtues of Japanese Private Law

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226281995
eISBN:
9780226282046
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226282046.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

Japanese rarely litigate their disputes over traffic accidents. Instead, they overwhelmingly handle them out-of-court. Americans settle most traffic disputes too, of course, but they still litigate a ... More


The Crash

Evan Friss

in The Cycling City: Bicycles and Urban America in the 1890s

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226210919
eISBN:
9780226211077
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226211077.003.0009
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter explains the sudden collapse of the cycling city in the late 1890s. The role of automobiles, streetcars, municipal management, and the limitations of the bicycle itself are all ... More


Expansion

Michael J. Lansing

in Insurgent Democracy: The Nonpartisan League in North American Politics

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226283500
eISBN:
9780226283647
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226283647.003.0002
Subject:
History, Political History

In North Dakota, previous farmer movements created agrarian cohesion in the face of economic inequity and tin-eared politicians. In other places, however, transcending ethnic, religious, and ... More


Twentieth-Century American Road Maps and the Making of a National Motorized Space

James R. Akerman

in Cartographies of Travel and Navigation

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226010748
eISBN:
9780226010786
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226010786.003.0005
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter argues that a symbiosis existed between road maps and the development of American automobile highways. Particularly in the early decades of the twentieth century, automobile maps and ... More


Times and Spaces of Listening

Gavin Steingo

in Kwaito's Promise: Music and the Aesthetics of Freedom in South Africa

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780226362403
eISBN:
9780226362687
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226362687.003.0007
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

In Soweto, people listen to music constantly. Because unemployment is rife in the townships, listening to music cannot be adequately apprehended as a “leisure” activity. Instead, the very division of ... More


Emissions, Deposition, and Accumulation

William G. Wilson

in Stormwater: A Resource for Scientists, Engineers, and Policy Makers

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780226364957
eISBN:
9780226365145
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226365145.003.0003
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This chapter discusses pollution emissions and deposition in urban areas, which range from smokestacks to cars and trucks shedding pollutants and stirring up roadside dust to forest fires releasing ... More


Accident Prone: A History of Technology, Psychology, and Misfits of the Machine Age

John C. Burnham

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226081175
eISBN:
9780226081199
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226081199.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Technology demands uniformity from human beings who encounter it. People encountering technology, however, differ from one another. Thinkers in the early twentieth century, observing the awful ... More


Urban and Suburban Living: Public Development and Private Consumption

Jan L. Logemann

in Trams or Tailfins?: Public and Private Prosperity in Postwar West Germany and the United States

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226491493
eISBN:
9780226491523
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226491523.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter takes a look at home ownership and the automobile, two pillars of the standard “American package” whose differing significance in the two postwar societies impacted both the metropolitan ... More


Foreign Ownership and Productivity in the Indonesian Automobile Industry: Evidence from Establishment Data for 1990–99

Keiko Ito

in Growth and Productivity in East Asia

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226386805
eISBN:
9780226387079
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226387079.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

In the traditional theory of multinational corporations (MNCs), foreign direct investment (FDI) by MNCs is regarded as the movement of managerial resources. Many researchers have investigated ... More


How Important Is Discrete Adjustment in Aggregate Fluctuations?

Andrew Caplin and John Leahy

in Growth and Productivity in East Asia

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226386805
eISBN:
9780226387079
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226387079.003.0012
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

The chapters in this volume tend to fall into two camps: those that take a microeconomic perspective on growth and productivity and those that take a more aggregate perspective. In spite of the ... More


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