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After the Voting Rights Act

Lucas A. Powe Jr.

in America's Lone Star Constitution: How Supreme Court Cases from Texas Shape the Nation

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780520297807
eISBN:
9780520970014
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520297807.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter discusses the legal battles over the issue on voting rights in Texas. The Voting Rights Act, with its preclearance requirements for the South, was adopted in 1965 and reauthorized in ... More


The State without Sovereignty

Paul Sagar

in The Opinion of Mankind: Sociability and the Theory of the State from Hobbes to Smith

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780691178882
eISBN:
9781400889808
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691178882.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter examines how David Hume developed a thoroughly anti-Hobbesian theory of politics, culminating in a theory of the state without sovereignty. Hume does not explain political obligation in ... More


Adam Smith’s Political Theory of Opinion

Paul Sagar

in The Opinion of Mankind: Sociability and the Theory of the State from Hobbes to Smith

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780691178882
eISBN:
9781400889808
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691178882.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter examines Adam Smith's political theory of opinion in relation to the contributions of David Hume and, to a lesser extent, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, regarding sociability and the state. More ... More


Alternatives and Applications

Paul Sagar

in The Opinion of Mankind: Sociability and the Theory of the State from Hobbes to Smith

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780691178882
eISBN:
9781400889808
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691178882.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter examines the viability of thinking about the state, and political theory more generally, from David Hume and Adam Smith's perspective. It argues that there is something paradoxical in ... More


The Aircraft Carrier Club

Lilach Gilady

in The Price of Prestige: Conspicuous Consumption in International Relations

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780226433202
eISBN:
9780226433349
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226433349.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter examines the dynamics of international conspicuous consumption by focusing on an international “luxury commodity”: the aircraft carrier. It begins with a background on the Swedish ... More


Big Science and the Transits of Venus: The First Race to Space

Lilach Gilady

in The Price of Prestige: Conspicuous Consumption in International Relations

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780226433202
eISBN:
9780226433349
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226433349.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter examines the connection between extravagant state-funded scientific megaprojects—known as Big Science—and international prestige by focusing on the Transits of Venus (TOVs). It first ... More


Diagnosis of prolonged grief disorder (PGD)

Allison M. Marziliano, Wendy G. Lichtenthal, and Holly G. Prigerson

in Psychosocial Issues in Palliative Care: A community based approach for life limiting illness

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
August 2018
ISBN:
9780198806677
eISBN:
9780191844249
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198806677.003.0012
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Palliative Medicine and Older People

This chapter provides a synthesis and up-to-date summary of studies on prolonged grief disorder (PGD)—an intense, persistent, and disabling response to loss experienced by a significant minority of ... More


Epilogue

Richard Oosterhoff

in Making Mathematical Culture: University and Print in the Circle of Lefèvre d'Étaples

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780198823520
eISBN:
9780191862151
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198823520.003.0007
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine, European Early Modern History

The moment unfolded in this book unravelled in the following decades, partly because its students moved on, partly because Lefèvre took up a controversial role in the French Reformation. But his ... More


Action Rational and Irrational

Steve Bruce

in Researching Religion: Why We Need Social Science

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
August 2018
ISBN:
9780198786580
eISBN:
9780191828904
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198786580.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society, Religious Studies

The model of human action as resting on rational choices between alternative opportunities for maximizing our utility has been borrowed from liberal economics by social scientists keen to refute the ... More


Behavioral Economics and Contract Law

Melvin A. Eisenberg

in Foundational Principles of Contract Law

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780199731404
eISBN:
9780199364718
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199731404.003.0011
Subject:
Law, Company and Commercial Law

Chapter 11 concerns behavioral economics. Classical contract law was implicitly based on a rational-actor or expected-utility model of psychology. Under this model, actors who make decisions in the ... More


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