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Holland's Pyramid of Credit

James D. Tracy

in The Founding of the Dutch Republic: War, Finance, and Politics in Holland, 1572-1588

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199209118
eISBN:
9780191706134
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199209118.003.0012
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

As Holland's “common means” became the chief revenue of the confederate provinces, the Lords States managed to fend off efforts, by Orange and then by Leicester, to impose centralized control on ... More


Religion and National Identity: Governing Scottish Presbyterianism in the Eighteenth Century

Alistair Mutch

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780748699155
eISBN:
9781474412513
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748699155.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Scottish Studies

Presbyterianism has shaped Scotland and its impact on the world. Behind its beliefs lie some distinctive practices of governance which endure even when belief fades. These practices place a ... More


Freedom of information and policing: still a very secret service

Richard Dowling

in Ireland and the Freedom of Information Act: FOI@15

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780719097188
eISBN:
9781526104281
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719097188.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

Looks at the difficult balancing act required by the needs of freedom of information versus law enforcement. Richard Dowling, an RTE investigative journalist with considerable experience of using FOI ... More


The Civil Service

Wilson Wong

in Contemporary Hong Kong Politics: Governance in the Post-1997 Era

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622098299
eISBN:
9789882206779
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622098299.003.0005
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This chapter explores an influential political institution in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR): the civil service. It also investigates the structural and systemic features of the ... More


Blaming Europe?: Responsibility Without Accountability in the European Union

Sara B. Hobolt and James Tilley

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199665686
eISBN:
9780191756115
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199665686.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

A key component of democratic accountability is that citizens understand ’who is to blame’. Nonetheless, little is known about how citizens attribute responsibility in the European Union, or how ... More


Commentary: Reasonableness and Politics

Daniel Callahan

in The Future of Bioethics: International Dialogues

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199682676
eISBN:
9780191763168
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199682676.003.0077
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

The principle of “accountability for reasonableness” seems both wise and full of common sense, but several doubts and questions remain. In a political system such as that in the U.S., where the ... More


Commentary: Deliberation, Fair Outcome, and Empirical Evidence: An Analogy with Archives

Taro Okuda

in The Future of Bioethics: International Dialogues

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199682676
eISBN:
9780191763168
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199682676.003.0078
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This paper examines Norman Daniels’ approach toward “Accountability for Reasonableness” through an analogy with archives, especially with regard to qualification for deliberation, the relationship ... More


Response to Commentaries: Further Thoughts on Implementing Accountability for Reasonableness

James Sabin and Norman Daniels

in The Future of Bioethics: International Dialogues

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199682676
eISBN:
9780191763168
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199682676.003.0081
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Accountability for reasonableness is no panacea for various political problems. Daniel Callahan suggests that accountability for reasonableness requires strong leadership—perhaps the leadership of a ... More


The Trouble with Psychopaths 1

Gary Watson

in Reasons and Recognition: Essays on the Philosophy of T.M. Scanlon

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199753673
eISBN:
9780199918829
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199753673.003.0013
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Psychopathy underscores a persistent tension in our conception of moral agency. On the one hand, psychopaths are rational creatures who are capable of deliberately injuring, manipulating, and ... More


Reappraising and rethinking the office of councillor

Colin Copus

in In Defence of Councillors

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780719088322
eISBN:
9781526104236
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719088322.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

The chapter examines what is known from past studies about the roles of the councillor and reviews, briefly those studies to provide a framework for the rest of the book. It contributes to councillor ... More


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