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Regulation Inside Government: Waste-Watchers, Quality Police, and Sleazebusters

Christopher Hood, Oliver James, George Jones, Colin Scott, and Tony Travers

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198280996
eISBN:
9780191599491
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198280998.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

Regulation Inside Government analyses the army of inspectors, auditors, grievance‐chasers, standard‐setters, and other bodies overseeing contemporary public organizations. On the basis ... More


The Art of the State: Culture, Rhetoric, and Public Management

Christopher Hood

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198297659
eISBN:
9780191599484
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198297653.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Why does public management—the art of the state—so often go wrong, producing failure and fiasco instead of public service, and what are the different ways in which control or regulation can be ... More


Introduction

Christian Joppke

in Challenge to the Nation-State: Immigration in Western Europe and the United States

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198292296
eISBN:
9780191599569
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198292295.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This introductory chapter presents a brief discussion on the challenges of migration to the nation-state. It then describes the nine studies in the book dealing with the challenges posed by ... More


The Logic of Discipline: Global Capitalism and the Architecture of Government

Alasdair Roberts

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195374988
eISBN:
9780199776849
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195374988.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

The era of economic liberalization, spanning 1978 to 2008, is often regarded as a period in which government was simply dismantled. In fact, government was reconstructed to meet the needs of a ... More


Bee Pollination in Agricultural Ecosystems

Rosalind James and Theresa L. Pitts-Singer (eds)

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195316957
eISBN:
9780199871575
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195316957.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry

Bees play a vital role as pollinators for many agricultural crops. This book discusses the interplay between bees, agriculture, and the environment. Although honey bees are well recognized as ... More


Numerical Methods for Delay Differential Equations

Alfredo Bellen and Marino Zennaro

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198506546
eISBN:
9780191709609
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198506546.001.0001
Subject:
Mathematics, Numerical Analysis

The main purpose of the book is to introduce the numerical integration of the Cauchy problem for delay differential equations (DDEs) and of the neutral type. Comparisons between DDEs and ordinary ... More


System Control and Rough Paths

Terry Lyons and Zhongmin Qian

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198506485
eISBN:
9780191709395
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198506485.001.0001
Subject:
Mathematics, Probability / Statistics

Systems evolve and interact, and when they do this in a continuous way, differential equations can be used to provide accurate mathematical models for the interaction or reaction of the controlled ... More


Randomized Controlled Trials: Design and Implementation for Community-Based Psychosocial Interventions

Phyllis Solomon, Mary M. Cavanaugh, and Jeffrey Draine

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195333190
eISBN:
9780199864317
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195333190.001.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Research and Evaluation

Randomized controlled trials (RCTs) have been considered a gold standard for health and social service research for generations of professionals. However, even as methods have developed to ... More


Judicial Control in the European Union: Reforming Jurisdiction in the Intergovernmental Pillars

Alicia Hinarejos

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199569960
eISBN:
9780191721977
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199569960.001.0001
Subject:
Law, EU Law

The EU's activity under its intergovernmental pillars — The Common Foreign and Security Policy and Justice and Home Affairs — has traditionally been beyond the scope of judicial control offered by ... More


Public Service Managerialism and Public Service Bargains: Control, Blame Avoidance, and Cheating

Christopher Hood and Martin Lodge

in The Politics of Public Service Bargains: Reward, Competency, Loyalty - and Blame

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780199269679
eISBN:
9780191604096
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019926967X.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter uses the public service bargain perspective to analyze the contemporary theme of managerialism and demands for changing controls over public services. It shows what managerialism means ... More


De‐clustering Disadvantage

Jonathan Wolff and Avner De-Shalit

in Disadvantage

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780199278268
eISBN:
9780191707902
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199278268.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter looks at the issue of how it might be possible to decluster disadvantage. The best means of doing so will be for government to attend to corrosive disadvantages — those that cause other ... More


Magic and the Mind: Mechanisms, Functions, and Development of Magical Thinking and Behavior

Eugene Subbotsky

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195393873
eISBN:
9780199776979
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195393873.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Developmental Psychology

In children, magical thinking has traditionally been viewed as an immature form of thinking that is destined to diminish with age. With some exceptions, the study of magical thinking and magical ... More


A Responsible Egalitarianism

Andrew Mason

in Levelling the Playing Field: The Idea of Equal Opportunity and its Place in Egalitarian Thought

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780199264414
eISBN:
9780191718489
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199264414.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

This chapter explores this form of egalitarianism further by asking when justice requires us to hold people responsible for their behaviour by requiring them to bear its costs. Some maintain that ... More


Dynamical Control of Economic Waves by Fiscal Policy

Richard M. Goodwin

in Chaotic Economic Dynamics

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198283355
eISBN:
9780191596315
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198283350.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics

The control variable in the previous chapter is interpreted here as public net income‐generating expenditure. In the absence of compensatory policy, the model of the previous chapter results in a ... More


Valuing the Closely Held Firm

Michael S. Long and Thomas A. Bryant

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195301465
eISBN:
9780199867288
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195301465.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

A closely held firm is not a smaller version of a large public firm, anymore than a child is a miniature adult. While realizing that like large corporations, value comes from a business' ability to ... More


Shareholder Litigation and Corporate Governance

Arad Reisberg

in Derivative Actions and Corporate Governance

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199204892
eISBN:
9780191709487
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199204892.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Company and Commercial Law

This chapter is concerned with an indefinite but fundamental: what purpose lies at the heart of the company's cause of action which justifies the use of derivative actions? Section 1.2 firstly ... More


Introduction

Luis Correia Da Silva, Marc Goergen, and Luc Renneboog

in Dividend Policy and Corporate Governance

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
April 2004
ISBN:
9780199259304
eISBN:
9780191600852
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199259305.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

Anecdotal evidence states that German dividend policy is much more flexible than the UK or US dividend policy. Given the different corporate governance environment, dividends may play less of a ... More


Research Questions

Luis Correia Da Silva, Marc Goergen, and Luc Renneboog

in Dividend Policy and Corporate Governance

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
April 2004
ISBN:
9780199259304
eISBN:
9780191600852
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199259305.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

Discusses the research questions that will be addressed in the next chapters. The research questions relate to the link between dividend levels and corporate control, and dividend flexibility and ... More


Micro-Econometrics for Policy, Program and Treatment Effects

Myoung-jae Lee

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780199267699
eISBN:
9780191603044
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199267693.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Econometrics

This book brings to the fore recent advances in econometrics for treatment effect analysis. It aims to put together various economic treatment effect models in a coherent fashion, determine those ... More


Firms, Contracts, and Financial Structure

Oliver Hart

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198288817
eISBN:
9780191596353
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198288816.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

This book provides a framework for thinking about economic relationships and institutions such as firms. The basic argument is that in a world of incomplete contracts, institutional arrangements are ... More


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