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The Politics of the Poor: The East End of London 1885-1914

Marc Brodie

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199270552
eISBN:
9780191710254
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199270552.001.0001
Subject:
History, Social History

This book is about the political views of the ‘classic’ poor of London's East End in the late Victorian and Edwardian periods. The residents of this area have been historically characterized as ... More


Reformist Consent and Political Obligation

George Klosko

in Political Obligations

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
April 2005
ISBN:
9780199256204
eISBN:
9780191602351
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199256209.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

With theories of political obligation based on consent now generally discredited because most people have not actually consented, certain theorists attempt to rescue consent by proposing mechanisms ... More


Absences

David M. Armstrong

in Sketch for a Systematic Metaphysics

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199590612
eISBN:
9780191723391
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199590612.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Metaphysics/Epistemology

It is desirable to expel absences from the ontology. Phil Dowe's account of preventions and omissions (which involve absences) indicates that they supervene on actual causal states of affairs. ... More


International Society—Consent and Custom as Sources of Law

Jason Ralph

in Defending the Society of States: Why America Opposes the International Criminal Court and its Vision of World Society

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199214310
eISBN:
9780191706615
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199214310.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter examines why legal positivism emphasises the importance of sovereign consent and relates it to the pluralist conception of international society introduced in the previous chapter. This ... More


Human Resilience in the Face of Biodiversity Tipping Points at Local and Regional Scales1

Patricia Howard

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/9780197265536.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

Biodiversity and cultural diversity are intertwined. The threats to biodiversity are already observable and are accelerating. The spread of non-native species is an under-examined threat to ... More


Political Economy and the Politics of Virtue: US Public Philosophy at Century's End

William A. Galston

in Debating Democracy's Discontent: Essays on American Politics, Law, and Public Philosophy

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198294962
eISBN:
9780191598708
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198294964.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

A public philosophy is rooted in, and addressed to, a particular public in a specific historical situation. One of the most important tasks before us is to restore the public’s confidence in ... More


Trophic Interactions in Subtidal Rocky Reefs on the West Coast of South Africa

George M. Branch

in Food Webs and the Dynamics of Marine Reefs

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195319958
eISBN:
9780199869596
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195319958.003.0003
Subject:
Biology, Aquatic Biology

The chapter summarizes the ecology of the subtidal reefs of South Africa. Discussions include the role of wind, productivity, and oceanographic conditions, the important role of currents and the ... More


Case Study: Patterns of Plant Invasions in Forests and Grasslands

Thomas J. Stohlgren

in Measuring Plant Diversity: Lessons from the Field

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195172331
eISBN:
9780199790395
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195172331.003.0010
Subject:
Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry

This chapter discusses the urgent need to assess rapidly the vulnerability of natural landscapes and specific habitats to plant species invasion. Systematic surveys of where non-native species have ... More


Case Study: Evaluating the Effects of Grazing and Soil Characteristics on Plant Diversity

Thomas J. Stohlgren

in Measuring Plant Diversity: Lessons from the Field

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195172331
eISBN:
9780199790395
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195172331.003.0011
Subject:
Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry

Paired-plot designs are commonly used to compare the effects of fire, grazing, or other disturbances. Plots are placed in treated (or disturbed) and untreated (or control) sites, and measured ... More


A Balm in Gilead: The Black Church as Mission and Movement

Lewis V. Baldwin

in The Voice of Conscience: The Church in the Mind of Martin Luther King, Jr.

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195380316
eISBN:
9780199869299
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195380316.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The content of this chapter unfolds along several lines of discussion. First, Martin Luther King, Jr.’s sense of the entire history of the black church and how that institution had functioned in ... More


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