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Second Mechanism of Democratic Reason: Majority Rule

Hélène Landemore

in Democratic Reason: Politics, Collective Intelligence, and the Rule of the Many

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691155654
eISBN:
9781400845538
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691155654.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter argues that majority rule is a useful complement of inclusive deliberation, not just because majority rule is more efficient timewise, but because it has distinct epistemic properties of ... More


Big Ideas in Macroeconomics: A Nontechnical View

Kartik B. Athreya

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780262019736
eISBN:
9780262314404
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262019736.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics

In the wake of recent events, macroeconomics has come under intense scrutiny, often from non-economists. Yet because macroeconomics is now a highly technical undertaking, it will be very hard for ... More


Numbers: With and Without Contractualism

Joseph Raz

in From Normativity to Responsibility

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199693818
eISBN:
9780191731907
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199693818.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

The conformity principle is defended, and shown to be the basic principle that points to the limited degree to which aggregation has a role in practical thought. Scanlon’s contractualist thesis is ... More


Green Realism: Limits, Linkages, and Outcomes

Graham Bullock

in Green Grades: Can Information Save the Earth?

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780262036429
eISBN:
9780262340984
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262036429.003.0007
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

Chapter 7 synthesizes the results from the previous chapters in a discussion of the idea of information realism and its cousin, green realism. It acknowledges the valid points that the optimist and ... More


The Microstructure of Organizations

Phanish Puranam

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
July 2018
ISBN:
9780199672363
eISBN:
9780191864292
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199672363.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies

This book synthesizes a decade of research by the author into fundamental issues in organization design. The result is a novel micro-structural perspective on organizations, which aims to both expand ... More


The Asbestos Litigation

Rob Merkin and Jenny Steele

in Insurance and the Law of Obligations

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199645749
eISBN:
9780191747823
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199645749.003.0012
Subject:
Law, Law of Obligations

Explores the role of insurance in asbestos litigation in respect of mesothelioma. Shows how and why the Trigger Litigation though ostensibly concerned with insurance cover required the courts to ... More


Insurance Contracts and Insurance Market

Rob Merkin and Jenny Steele

in Insurance and the Law of Obligations

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199645749
eISBN:
9780191747823
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199645749.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Law of Obligations

Introduces the nature of the insurance contract and its distinctive features. Sets out the main classes of insurance and the definition of insurance business for the purposes of regulation. Outlines ... More


Types of Cloud Computing

Nayan B. Ruparelia

in Cloud Computing

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780262529099
eISBN:
9780262334129
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262529099.003.0002
Subject:
Computer Science, Programming

Cloud computing has five key characteristics: a) Broad network access, b) On-demand self-service, c) Resource pooling or shared services d) Rapid elasticity and e) Measured Service. Each of these ... More


Ritualized Practices of the Suwannee Valley Culture in North Florida

Neill J. Wallis

in New Histories of Pre-Columbian Florida

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780813049366
eISBN:
9780813050140
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813049366.003.0013
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

Considerations of ritual in archaeology are often focused on mortuary practices and the deposition of finely crafted objects. From this perspective, ceremonialism and rituality in North Florida were ... More


Formalizing Measurement and Modeling: The Preinstitutional Society

Martin Shubik and Eric Smith

in The Guidance of an Enterprise Economy

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780262034630
eISBN:
9780262337540
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262034630.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Econometrics

In this chapter we introduce the concepts of symmetry, dimensions and scaling, which are fundamental to a principled construction and interpretation of minimal models in this book. We also introduce ... More


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