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Dog Behaviour, Evolution, and Cognition

Adam Miklosi

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199295852
eISBN:
9780191711688
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199295852.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

The main aim of this book is to provide a basis for a complete dog behavioural biology based on concepts derived from contemporary ethology. Thus, dog behaviour is viewed from both functional ... More


Technological Systems and Comparative Systems of Innovation: From Historical Performance to Future Policy Guidelines

Nick Von Tunzelmann

in The Economic Future in Historical Perspective

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263471
eISBN:
9780191734786
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263471.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This chapter looks at the comparative systems approach to understanding the way in which different institutional regimes affect the governance of technological development. It focuses on four ... More


The Hermeneutics of Reading Genesis after Darwin

Richard S. Briggs

in Reading Genesis after Darwin

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195383355
eISBN:
9780199870561
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195383355.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, History of Christianity

This chapter looks at the issues occupying the interpretation of Genesis at the time of Darwin and notes that the impact of the discovery of ancient Near Eastern creation accounts came at more or ... More


The Headscarf Controversy: Secularism and Freedom of Religion

Hilal Elver

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199769292
eISBN:
9780199933136
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199769292.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This book deals with an ongoing controversy of the Muslim women’s headscarf from the legal and sociological perspective in democratic countries. It depicts headscarf controversy and argues with the ... More


Tribalism Constitutionalized: The Tribal Governance of Membership in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and the United States

Kirsty Gover

in Tribal Constitutionalism: States, Tribes, and the Governance of Membership

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199587094
eISBN:
9780191595363
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199587094.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter takes an explicitly comparative approach to tribal constitutionalism by examining the mechanisms used by tribes to regulate membership, and explaining important regional variations ... More


Introduction

Duncan Fairgrieve

in State Liability in Tort: A Comparative Law Study

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199258055
eISBN:
9780191698507
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199258055.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Law of Obligations

This book examines the conditions of French and English laws and their respective government system in dealing with the question of state liability. It is a complex matter that debates the function, ... More


Toward a Comparative-Historical Sociology of Religious Politics: The Case for Cross-Religious and Cross-Regional Comparisons

Ateş Altınordu

in Religion on the Edge: De-centering and Re-centering the Sociology of Religion

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199938629
eISBN:
9780199980758
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199938629.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter argues that comparative-historical approaches to sociology promise to make distinctive contributions to the project of de-centering and re-centering the sociology of religion presented ... More


The Centre–Periphery Conflict and Two Paradoxes

Sonia Alonso

in Challenging the State: Devolution and the Battle for Partisan Credibility: A Comparison of Belgium, Italy, Spain, and the United Kingdom

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199691579
eISBN:
9780191741234
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199691579.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, European Union

This chapter introduces the theoretical and empirical rationale for the book. It discusses two main themes in the academic literature on devolution and peripheral parties’ growth that are widely ... More


Diversity on the Periphery

James W. Underhill

in Creating Worldviews: Metaphor, Ideology and Language

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748643158
eISBN:
9780748651566
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748643158.003.0006
Subject:
Linguistics, English Language

Studies which approach the question of metaphor with a comparative approach include The Ubiquity of Metaphor: Amsterdam Studies in the Theory and History of Linguistic Science (1985) edited by Wolf ... More


Four Dangers in the Comparative Approach

W. Underhill James

in Humboldt, Worldview and Language

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748638420
eISBN:
9780748671809
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748638420.003.0014
Subject:
Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics

This chapter invites readers to remain critical in appraising the findings of comparative linguistics. Four dangers are outlined. Firstly, the terms of debates can be ill-defined. Secondly, the scope ... More


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