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The Secret Constitution Resurgent

George P. Fletcher

in Our Secret Constitution: How Lincoln Redefined American Democracy

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195156287
eISBN:
9780199872169
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195156285.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter examines the role of constitutional amendments in American legal culture. Amendments that have already been approved – such as those that instituted the income tax, the popular election ... More


Dry grasslands

Malcolm Ausden

in Habitat Management for Conservation: A Handbook of Techniques

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780198568728
eISBN:
9780191717529
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198568728.003.0005
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

This chapter discusses grassland management. The common objectives of grassland management are to: provide the desired sward composition, the specific aim often being to maintain or increase plant ... More


Crossing Paths

Douglas A Hicks

in With God on All Sides: Leadership in a Devout and Diverse America

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195337174
eISBN:
9780199868407
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195337174.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The notion of convivencia, or cultures living alongside one another, arose from scholarship on religious diversity in medieval Spain. This concept can add to a vision of leadership in which diverse ... More


“A Standard for the People”: The Burning Bush and the Organization of Mission in the MCA

William Kostlevy

in Holy Jumpers: Evangelicals and Radicals in Progressive Era America

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195377842
eISBN:
9780199777204
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195377842.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Church History

First noted for its demonstrative worship, the MCA’s periodical the Burning Bush employing the standard practices of early twentieth century muckraking journalism such as printing legal documents, ... More


 Seeking Refinement

Ken Binmore

in Playing for Real: Game Theory

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780195300574
eISBN:
9780199783748
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195300574.003.0014
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

This chapter offers a critical review of attempts to refine the idea of a Nash equilibrium. It begins by reiterating the arguments against a naïve interpretation of subgame-perfect equilibria using ... More


The Myth of Rights: The Purposes and Limits of Constitutional Rights

Ashutosh Bhagwat

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195377781
eISBN:
9780199775842
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195377781.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

What is a constitutional right? If asked, most Americans would say that it is an entitlement to act as one pleases — i.e., that rights protect autonomy. That understanding, however, is wrong; it is, ... More


The Legacy of Alexander: Politics, Warfare, and Propaganda under the Successors

A. B. Bosworth

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198153061
eISBN:
9780191715204
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198153061.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

This book presents a study dedicated to the thirty years after the death of Alexander the Great in 323 BC. It deals with the emergence of the successor monarchies and examines the factors which ... More


Censorship in Medieval and Renaissance Liturgy

Yoel H. Kahn

in The Three Blessings: Boundaries, Censorship, and Identity in Jewish Liturgy

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780195373295
eISBN:
9780199893294
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195373295.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

Beginning as early as the mid-thirteenth century, the Church condemned the use of the word goy (gentile) in Jewish texts. For hundreds of years after, Jews engaged in negotiation, bribery and ... More


Hieronymus' Ethnography: Indian Widows and Nabataean Nomads

A. B. Bosworth

in The Legacy of Alexander: Politics, Warfare, and Propaganda under the Successors

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198153061
eISBN:
9780191715204
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198153061.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

The principal source which is examined for the period after the death of Alexander the Great is Hieronymus of Cardia. He is reputed for his supposedly dispassionate narrative of events, his factual ... More


American Exceptionalism and Its Limits

Erik Bleich

in The Freedom to Be Racist?: How the United States and Europe Struggle to Preserve Freedom and Combat Racism

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199739684
eISBN:
9780199914579
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199739684.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

To understand how the United States has balanced protecting free speech and curbing harmful speech, this chapter takes the long view. In the first half of the twentieth century, states had the ... More


Book Burning as Purification in Early Byzantium

Judith Herrin

in Margins and Metropolis: Authority across the Byzantine Empire

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691153018
eISBN:
9781400845224
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691153018.003.0016
Subject:
History, World Medieval History

This chapter examines book burning as a form of purification, designed to protect readers and listeners from inaccurate or downright misleading material, during the early Byzantine period. Throughout ... More


Robert Burns and British Poetry: Chatterton Lecture on Poetry

Murray G. H. Pittock

in Proceedings of the British Academy, Volume 121, 2002 Lectures

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263037
eISBN:
9780191734007
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263037.003.0007
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This lecture discusses Robert Burns, a poet who dwelt on the early phase of the poem ‘Resolution and Independence’. It examines the critical introspection that has tended to exclude Burns from an ... More


Mountain, Tabernacle, Body in Leviticus 1–7

Mary Douglas

in Leviticus as Literature

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199244195
eISBN:
9780191600548
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199244197.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

When Deuteronomy speaks of sacrifice, sacrifice is all that it means – in its more political agenda sacrifice is less important, but Leviticus has taken sacrifice in the same spirit as the wisdom ... More


The Two Screens

Mary Douglas

in Leviticus as Literature

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199244195
eISBN:
9780191600548
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199244197.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

Leviticus consists almost entirely of divine laws, which are interrupted twice by narratives, and both of these interruptions are about encroachment on the divine prerogative; there is no accepted ... More


The Commemoration Movement

Philip Waller

in Writers, Readers, and Reputations: Literary Life in Britain 1870-1918

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199541201
eISBN:
9780191717284
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199541201.003.0006
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter examines why this period saw the establishment of so many memorials in honour of particular writers, together with societies designed to promote the study of their work and to advance ... More


Inertial confinement by spherical implosion

Stefano Atzeni and JÜrgen Meyer-Ter-Vehn

in The Physics of Inertial Fusion: BeamPlasma Interaction, Hydrodynamics, Hot Dense Matter

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780198562641
eISBN:
9780191714030
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198562641.003.0003
Subject:
Physics, Nuclear and Plasma Physics

The concept of inertial confinement fusion (ICF) is to burn a few milligrams of fuel compressed to more than 1000 times liquid density within the time interval in which mass inertia keeps the burning ... More


Ignition and burn

Stefano Atzeni and JÜrgen Meyer-Ter-Vehn

in The Physics of Inertial Fusion: BeamPlasma Interaction, Hydrodynamics, Hot Dense Matter

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780198562641
eISBN:
9780191714030
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198562641.003.0004
Subject:
Physics, Nuclear and Plasma Physics

This chapter analyses ignition and thermonuclear burn in some detail. It first considers the simplest case of a preassembled, spherically symmetric configuration with high average density and a ... More


KEEPING IT GOING: Team Maintenance

CHERYL REGEHR and TED BOBER

in In the Line of Fire: Trauma in the Emergency Services

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195165029
eISBN:
9780199864089
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195165029.003.0012
Subject:
Social Work, Health and Mental Health

While those individuals who join trauma response teams come with many skills and strengths, generally they are new to this type of work. But in the course of providing mental health and peer support ... More


Unresolved Grief, Reenactment, and Decline

Sandra L. Bloom and Brian Farragher

in Destroying Sanctuary: The Crisis in Human Service Delivery Systems

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780195374803
eISBN:
9780199865420
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195374803.003.0012
Subject:
Social Work, Health and Mental Health

Because the existing mental model for organizations is based on notions of rationality, control and social engineering, the human reactions to loss of attachments is given little recognition. ... More


Two Dinners

Richard Cronin

in Paper Pellets: British Literary Culture after Waterloo

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199582532
eISBN:
9780191722929
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199582532.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

The chapter explores the volatile relationship in the period between politics and literature by focusing on two Edinburgh dinners: the second triennial Burns dinner of 22 February 1819, in which, ... More


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