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Theory-driven evaluation of public health programmes

Ray Pawson and Sanjeev Sridharan

in Evidence-based Public Health: Effectiveness and efficiency

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199563623
eISBN:
9780191722554
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199563623.003.04
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter provides an introduction to the use of theory-driven approaches in the evaluation of public health programmes. It commences with some core ideas and principles, and then sets out the ... More


Of Linchpins and Other Interpretive Tools *: Reconsidering Okin's Method

Elizabeth Wingrove

in Toward a Humanist Justice: The Political Philosophy of Susan Moller Okin

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195337396
eISBN:
9780199868681
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195337396.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy

This chapter argues that Okin's “method”—her focus on actual social problems—has been largely ignored in the literature. The author of this chapter contends that examining Okin's method can help us ... More


Issue Preferences, Civic Engagement, and the Transformation of American Politics

Edward G. Carmines, Michael J. Ensley, and Michael W. Wagner

in Facing the Challenge of Democracy: Explorations in the Analysis of Public Opinion and Political Participation

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691151106
eISBN:
9781400840304
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691151106.003.0015
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

This chapter offers a new perspective on political participation that has its roots in an elite-driven theory of political behavior. It argues that as the parties have become increasingly ... More


Contemporary Controversies in Psychoanalytic Theory, Techniques, and Their Applications

Otto F. Kernberg

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300101393
eISBN:
9780300128369
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300101393.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This book reviews some of the recent developments and controversies in psychoanalytic theory and technique. Gathering together both previously published articles and extensive new material, it ... More


Introduction: In Defense of Drive Theory

Benjamin Y. Fong

in Death and Mastery: Psychoanalytic Drive Theory and the Subject of Late Capitalism

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780231176682
eISBN:
9780231542616
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231176682.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Offers a defense of drive theory in general, using Freud's Wolfman case to illustrate the understandings of drive, psyche, and interpretation upheld in this project, and concludes with chapter ... More


Death and Mastery: Psychoanalytic Drive Theory and the Subject of Late Capitalism

Benjamin Y. Fong

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780231176682
eISBN:
9780231542616
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231176682.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

In this masterful and enlivening study of the ways in which the concepts of death and mastery have been elaborated in Freudian and post-Freudian social theory, Ben Fong has given us the means to ... More


The Concept of Drive in the Light of Contemporary Psychoanalytic Theorizing

Otto F. Kernberg

in Contemporary Controversies in Psychoanalytic Theory, Techniques, and Their Applications

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300101393
eISBN:
9780300128369
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300101393.003.0003
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter introduces drives, which are seen as very individualized, displaceable, and malleable unconscious motivational systems. It is believed that self psychology may actually be considered as ... More


Corporeal Ethics: Between Violence and Forgiveness

Birgit Schippers

in Julia Kristeva and Feminist Thought

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748640898
eISBN:
9780748671830
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748640898.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy

Kristeva's significant contribution to the field of feminist ethics, underpinned by her assertion of the centrality of embodiment to human life, is the subject of this chapter. It begins by ... More


Debates on the role of experimentation

Huw Davies, Sandra Nutley, and Nick Tilley

in What works?: Evidence-based policy and practice in public services

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861341914
eISBN:
9781447304265
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861341914.003.0012
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

Interventions are delivered with the hope of achieving some outcome. Whether such interventions ‘work’ in terms of achieving the desired outcomes is paramount. In the view of many, experimentation, ... More


The Best Tools to Tackle the Job

Andrea Volkens, Judith Bara, Ian Budge, Michael D. McDonald, Robin Best, and Simon Franzmann

in Mapping Policy Preferences From Texts: Statistical Solutions for Manifesto Analysts

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199640041
eISBN:
9780191757181
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199640041.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter demonstrates the uniqueness of the Manifesto estimates and encapsulates the main objective of the book, which is to review methodological issues that have got in the way of ... More


Critical Realism and Interviewing Subjects

Paul K. Edwards, Joe O’Mahoney, and Steve Vincent

in Studying Organizations Using Critical Realism: A Practical Guide

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199665525
eISBN:
9780191771637
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199665525.003.0006
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies

Interviews, the dominant means of accessing information in social research, are not a neutral tool. Rather, there are several approaches, including positivist, constructionist, and realist, to ... More


Phases of Human Rights Action Planning in Practice

Azadeh Chalabi

in National Human Rights Action Planning

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780198822844
eISBN:
9780191861291
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198822844.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

Chapter 7 focuses on the four phases of national human rights action planning in practice. In the preparatory phase, it suggests the idea of establishing a national network of different stakeholders ... More


Theory and Description: Understanding the Syntax of Eegimaa Verb Stem Morphology

Mamadou Bassene and Ken Safir

in Africa's Endangered Languages: Documentary and Theoretical Approaches

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780190256340
eISBN:
9780190256364
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190256340.003.0012
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

Jóola-Eegimaa, an endangered Atlantic (Niger-Congo) language, has a rich agglutinative morphology resulting in complex words that often permit multiple readings. The regularity and limitations of ... More


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