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Commentary 7.4: Making Sense of the World

Camilla Toulmin

in Addressing Tipping Points for a Precarious Future

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780197265536
eISBN:
9780191760327
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265536.003.0022
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

Ideally there is a world of physical processes and socio-economic analyses and actions which are progressive and predictable in the face of possible tipping points. In practice, the science and ... More


Viral Fitness: The Next SARS and West Nile in the Making

Jaap Goudsmit

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195130348
eISBN:
9780199790166
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195130348.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Microbiology

Rarely have humans been as threatened by viruses as they are today. It almost seems as if a virus invasion is taking place. Viruses have lately been coming out of nowhere and appearing in the ... More


Minos and the Moderns: Cretan Myth in Twentieth-Century Literature and Art

Theodore Ziolkowski

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195336917
eISBN:
9780199868353
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195336917.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This book considers three mythological complexes that enjoyed a unique surge of interest in 20th-century European literature, art, and music. While many works deal with the literary use of myth—a ... More


Supernatural Selection: How Religion Evolved

Matt Rossano

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195385816
eISBN:
9780199870080
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195385816.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Drawing together evidence from a wide range of scientific disciplines, this book presents an evolutionary history of religion. That history begins with the social lives and rituals of our primate ... More


Process of Cross-Cultural Instrument Development and Assessment Process of Cross-Cultural Instrument Development and Assessment

Thanh V. Tran

in Developing Cross Cultural Measurement

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195325089
eISBN:
9780199864515
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195325089.003.0002
Subject:
Social Work, Research and Evaluation

A research instrument is defined as a systematic and standardized tool for data collection. It includes all types of research questionnaires and standardized scales. There are three ways in ... More


Filming Fiction: Tagore, Premchand, and Ray

Mohd Asaduddin and Anuradha Ghosh (eds)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198075936
eISBN:
9780199081851
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198075936.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Similar to other fine arts' genres, novels and films evolved the way they did due to certain conditions of production, and the way they developed in different cultures was shaped by the governing ... More


The Impact of the European Union on Environmental Policies

Markus Haverland

in The Politics of Europeanization

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199252091
eISBN:
9780191599224
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199252092.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

Focusing on environmental policies, this chapter aims to contribute to the debate on the politics of Europeanization by presenting the conceptual and theoretical state of the art of research into ... More


Political Institutions, Veto Points, and the Process of Welfare State Adaptation

Giuliano Bonoli

in The New Politics of the Welfare State

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198297567
eISBN:
9780191600104
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198297564.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This is the second of three chapters on the implications of electoral politics and the design of political institutions for welfare state adjustment. Bonoli explores the relationship between ... More


Addressing Tipping Points for a Precarious Future

Timothy O'Riordan and Timothy Lenton (eds)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780197265536
eISBN:
9780191760327
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265536.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

This book places tipping points in their scientific, economic, governmental, creative, and spiritual contexts. It seeks to offer a comprehensive set of interpretations on the meaning and application ... More


Self‐transformation, Self‐organization, and Evolutionary Adaptation in the Economic Process

J. Stan Metcalfe and Ronnie Ramlogan

in Flexibility and Stability in the Innovating Economy

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2006
ISBN:
9780199290475
eISBN:
9780191603495
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199290474.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic Systems

This chapter focuses on the connection between economic adaptation and economic development and growth. It argues that economic adaptation is inseparable from the growth of knowledge, and that market ... More


Cultural Evolution of Cooperative Social Activities

Raimo Tuomela

in The Philosophy of Sociality: The Shared Point of View

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195313390
eISBN:
9780199870929
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195313390.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, General

The evolutionary aspects of acting as a group member and cooperation are discussed in this chapter. It is argued that the disposition to act as a group member (and, accordingly, to cooperate) is a ... More


The Impact of Passive Leverage: The EU and Eastern Europe, 1989–94

Milada Anna Vachudova

in Europe Undivided: Democracy, Leverage, and Integration After Communism

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
April 2005
ISBN:
9780199241194
eISBN:
9780191602382
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199241198.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

The EU had a negligible impact on the course of political change in the new democracies from 1989 to 1994. This chapter traces empirically the relationship between the EU and the liberal and ... More


Exploring Adaptive Governance for Managing Tipping Points

Emily Boyd

in Addressing Tipping Points for a Precarious Future

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780197265536
eISBN:
9780191760327
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265536.003.0020
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

Adaptive governance explains processes of reaction and social learning through leadership, experience, and experimentation. Much of this is set in frameworks of culture, power, social relations, ... More


Americanization of the Grimms’ Folk and Fairy Tales: Twists and Turns of History

Jack Zipes

in Grimm Legacies: The Magic Spell of the Grimms' Folk and Fairy Tales

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691160580
eISBN:
9781400852581
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691160580.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Folk Literature

This chapter concentrates on two key features of the Americanization of the Grimms' tales: the English and American translations and adaptations of the Grimms' tales from 1823 to the present, and the ... More


Sources of Competitiveness of Large Mexican Groups

Robert Grosse and Douglas Thomas

in Can Latin American Firms Compete?

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199233755
eISBN:
9780191715549
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199233755.003.0011
Subject:
Business and Management, International Business

This chapter examines the processes of organizational adaptation and competitiveness of firms in an emerging economy. The study is set in the Argentine context of the 1990s when a combination of ... More


A Behavioral Theory of Elections

Jonathan Bendor, Daniel Diermeier, David A. Siegel, and Michael M. Ting

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691135076
eISBN:
9781400836802
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691135076.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Most theories of elections assume that voters and political actors are fully rational. While these formulations produce many insights, they also generate anomalies—most famously, about turnout. The ... More


Music and Dance

Jay Schulkin

in Reflections on the Musical Mind: An Evolutionary Perspective

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691157443
eISBN:
9781400849031
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691157443.003.0008
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience

This chapter explores the relationship between music and dance. The human condition is linked to music and dance, and the range of human emotional expression is fundamental in this regard. Susanne ... More


Introduction: From Holy Scripture to Silver Screen

Adele Reinhartz

in Jesus of Hollywood

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780195146967
eISBN:
9780199785469
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195146967.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

The Jesus movies are to be viewed as “biopics”, that is, biographical films. As such, they follow the narrative template common to this genre and make a claim to authenticity or historical accuracy ... More


Party System Change: Approaches and Interpretations

Peter Mair

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198295495
eISBN:
9780191599804
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198295499.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This book looks at how the evidence of change and stability in modern political parties and party systems is interpreted. The emphasis is on western European political parties. The primary focus of ... More


Introduction

Dov-Ber Kerler

in The Origins of Modern Literary Yiddish

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198151661
eISBN:
9780191672798
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198151661.003.0033
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

The late eighteenth century was a period of transition, a time of evolution, with the Yiddish literature transforming into its modern phase. The following chapters lend an analysis into the texts ... More


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