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Ratification Processes in Comparative Perspective

Jeffrey S. Lantis

in The Life and Death of International Treaties: Double-Edged Diplomacy and the Politics of Ratification in Comparative Perspective

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199535019
eISBN:
9780191715952
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199535019.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, International Relations and Politics

This chapter surveys the countries and treaties in the study. It outlines the comparative case study method that will be used throughout the book to explore episodes of treaty ratification struggles, ... More


Introduction: The Basic Thesis and Background

David P. Wright

in Inventing God's Law: How the Covenant Code of the Bible Used and Revised the Laws of Hammurabi

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195304756
eISBN:
9780199866830
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195304756.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This introduction provides an overview to the comparative study of the Covenant Code and Mesopotamian law, particularly the Laws of Hammurabi. It provides a summary of the argument of the book and ... More


The Russian Mafia: Private Protection in a New Market Economy

Federico Varese

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198297369
eISBN:
9780191600272
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019829736X.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Russian Politics

This book researches the question of what the Russian Mafia is, and challenges widely held views of its nature. It charts the emergence of the Russian Mafia in the context of the transition to the ... More


William H. Riker and the Federal Bargain

Michael Burgess

in In Search of the Federal Spirit: New Comparative Empirical and Theoretical Perspectives

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199606238
eISBN:
9780191752476
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199606238.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory, Comparative Politics

The chapter provides a brief intellectual biography of Riker and examines in detail his major contribution to the study of federalism. His distinctive approach to and understanding of federalism is ... More


Comparative Policy Analysis and Health Care An Introduction

Theodore R. Marmor, Richard Freeman, and Kieke G. H. Okma

in Comparative Studies and the Politics of Modern Medical Care

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300149838
eISBN:
9780300155952
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300149838.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter explores the methodological questions raised by concerns about weaknesses in international comparison in health policy. The core question is how one nation can learn from another ... More


Comparative Analyses of Ecological Speciation

Daniel J. Funk and Patrik Nosil

in Specialization, Speciation, and Radiation: The Evolutionary Biology of Herbivorous Insects

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520251328
eISBN:
9780520933828
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520251328.003.0009
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

Although the contribution of natural selection to speciation was not an explicit empirical focus of most of the twentieth century, it was often assumed to be an important factor in the evolutionary ... More


Epilogue

Alan Deyermond

in A Century of British Medieval Studies

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263952
eISBN:
9780191734083
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263952.003.0032
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

This chapter comments on the accomplishments and future prospects of medieval studies in Great Britain. It highlights the intellectual power, range and originality of British medievalists of the ... More


Space of Scholarship: Trans/National and Comparative Studies

Yingjin Zhang

in Cinema, Space, and Polylocality in a Globalizing China

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824833374
eISBN:
9780824870584
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824833374.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter examines the scale of the national used to occupy the central attention in film studies and argues that the resulting myth of a unified national cinema in a given nation-state must be ... More


American Health Care Policy and Politics: Is Fragmentation a Helpful Category for Understanding Health Reform Experience and Prospects?

Theodore R. Marmor

in The Fragmentation of U.S. Health Care: Causes and Solutions

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195390131
eISBN:
9780199775934
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195390131.003.015
Subject:
Law, Medical Law

This chapter addresses the past four decades of American health care politics, asking whether the idea of fragmentation provides a central and helpful analytical perspective. Part I reviews the ... More


One and Many: A Comparative Study of Plato's Philosophy and Daoism Represented by Ge Hong

Ji Zhang

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824835545
eISBN:
9780824871291
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824835545.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

Is the world one or many? This book revisits this ancient philosophical question from the modern perspective of comparative studies. The investigation stages an intellectual exchange between Plato, ... More


The use of macro-sociological factor analysis in comparative studies

Vladimir Rys

in Reinventing social security worldwide: Back to essentials

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847426413
eISBN:
9781447303176
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847426413.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Economic Sociology

This chapter studies the use of macro-sociological factor analysis in comparative studies of post-community societies during the early 21st century. It compares the social product of the institution ... More


Comparative Area Studies: Methodological Rationales and Cross-Regional Applications

Ariel I. Ahram, Patrick Köllner, and Rudra Sil (eds)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780190846374
eISBN:
9780190869595
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190846374.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, International Relations and Politics

Area studies scholarship has been indispensable for the development of social scientific knowledge. However, it risks becoming marginalized without more concerted efforts to demonstrate its relevance ... More


Human dignity and social policy

Chak Kwan and Graham Bowpitt

in Human dignity and welfare systems

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861344311
eISBN:
9781447302551
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861344311.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This chapter considers the concepts of human dignity and social policy, starting with an example of the treatment of Iraqi prisoners at the hands of American soldiers. It moves on to a discussion of ... More


Between Two Unions: Europeanisation and Scottish Devolution

Paolo Dardanelli

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719070808
eISBN:
9781781701393
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719070808.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

This book is an in-depth comparative study of Scottish devolution and an analysis of the impact of the European dimension. With a focus on the periods leading up to the referendums in 1979 and 1997, ... More


From Weltliteratur to World Literature to Littérature-monde: The History of a Controversial Concept

Typhaine Leservot (ed.)

in Transnational French Studies: Postcolonialism and Litterature-monde

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846314834
eISBN:
9781846316265
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846316265.003
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

The Manifesto published in the French journal Le Monde on March 16, 2007 introduced the term littérature-monde. This chapter explores the history of the concept of littérature-monde or ‘world ... More


Between contextuality and comparability: a dilemma in qualitative comparative case studies

Pål Repstad

in Religion and Welfare in Europe: Gendered and Minority Perspectives

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781447318972
eISBN:
9781447328957
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447318972.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Sociology of Religion

This chapter illustrates the challenge of obtaining notably rich data from the respective localities, while at the same time being able to draw effective and insightful comparisons. Comparative case ... More


Dinosaur Taphonomy

Anthony R. Fiorillo and David A. Eberth

in The Dinosauria

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520242098
eISBN:
9780520941434
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520242098.003.0028
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

Taphonomy is the study of all biotic and abiotic factors that influence the preservation of organismal remains after death. This chapter discusses dinosaur taphonomy, including its importance, ... More


Public Employment Services and European Law

Mark Freedland FBA, Paul Craig QC FBA, Catherine Jacqueson, and Nicola Kountouris

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199233489
eISBN:
9780191716324
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199233489.001.0001
Subject:
Law, EU Law, Employment Law

The present book examines the developing legal regimes and regulation of public services in the UK and other European countries. Public services are examined though a case-study of the complex area ... More


Poetry, Photography, Ekphrasis: Lyrical Representations of Photographs from the 19th Century to the Present

Andrew Miller

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781781381908
eISBN:
9781781382356
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781381908.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

Poetry, Photography, Ekphrasis is a detailed study of the ekphrasis of photography in poetry since the 19th century. Unlike other critical studies of ekphrasis, Miller’s study concentrates solely on ... More


Conceptions of Public Service in European Law

Mark Freedland, Paul Craig, Catherine Jacqueson, and Nicola Kountouris

in Public Employment Services and European Law

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199233489
eISBN:
9780191716324
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199233489.003.0003
Subject:
Law, EU Law, Employment Law

This chapter provides the first comparative reconstruction and analysis of the different historical, political and legal traditions in the conceptualisation of public services (or ‘services of ... More


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