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We the People

Iain Mclean

in What's Wrong with the British Constitution?

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199546954
eISBN:
9780191720031
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199546954.003.0015
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, UK Politics

Summary of previous discussion. Can Diceyanism be revived without Dicey? The case for Parliamentary sovereignty—but that must entail an elected Parliament. The case for counter‐majoritarianism. ... More


Mafia Transplantation

Federico Varese

in Mafias on the Move: How Organized Crime Conquers New Territories

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691128559
eISBN:
9781400836727
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691128559.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter discusses the factors that determine the success of mafia transplantation. It first sets out several theoretical insights into why mafias find it difficult to become entrenched in ... More


Human Rights and Legislative Supremacy

Anthony Mason

in The United Kingdom's Statutory Bill of Rights: Constitutional and Comparative Perspectives

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780197265376
eISBN:
9780191760426
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265376.003.0009
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

This chapter outlines the measures implemented for the protection for human rights available in New Zealand, Australia, and Hong Kong. It examines the influence of jurisprudence from the United ... More


Strategic Games, Scale, and Efficiency, or Chandler goes to Hollywood 1

Leslie Hannah

in Business in Britain in the Twentieth Century: Decline and Renaissance?

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199226009
eISBN:
9780191710315
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199226009.003.0002
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History

The many errors and misjudgments in Alfred D. Chandler's Scale and Scope derive from its framing in an established Anglo-American Whig-Progressive misinterpretation of business and technological ... More


How generalizations are constrained

Adele Goldberg

in Constructions at Work: The Nature of Generalization in Language

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199268511
eISBN:
9780191708428
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199268511.003.0005
Subject:
Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics

Children are not strictly conservative, producing only what they have heard, and yet they are not reliably corrected when they produce overgeneralizations. How can children retreat from or avoid ... More


Education: America

Emily Zackin

in Looking for Rights in All the Wrong Places: Why State Constitutions Contain America's Positive Rights

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691155777
eISBN:
9781400846276
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691155777.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

This chapter examines the campaigns to add education rights to state constitutions, with particular emphasis on how the common school movement was able to establish the states' constitutional duty to ... More


Rastafari: From Outcasts to Culture Bearers

Ennis Barrington Edmonds

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195133769
eISBN:
9780199834167
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195133765.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

Since its emergence in the margins of 1930s Jamaican society, Rastafari has moved to the forefront of Jamaican popular culture. This transition has been occasioned by Rastafari's own internal ... More


Why Write New Rights?: Understanding Constitutional Development Apart from Entrenchment

Emily Zackin

in Looking for Rights in All the Wrong Places: Why State Constitutions Contain America's Positive Rights

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691155777
eISBN:
9781400846276
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691155777.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

This chapter considers the variety of political calculations that drove activists, organizations, and social movements to pursue the creation of positive rights. It first explains the classic idea of ... More


Verbal Magical Beliefs and Children's Everyday Experience

Eugene Subbotsky

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

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195393873
eISBN:
9780199776979
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195393873.003.0003
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Developmental Psychology

In Chapter 3 (“Verbal Magical Beliefs and Children's Everyday Experience”), the problem of entrenchment of magical beliefs in children of various ages is examined. The development of magical beliefs ... More


Specification of a Contraction Algorithm

Neil Tennant

in Changes of Mind: An Essay on Rational Belief Revision

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199655755
eISBN:
9780191742125
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199655755.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics, Metaphysics/Epistemology

The chapter explain the concept of a greedy algorithm, and provide four successively less-greedy versions of a contraction algorithm. Here, the earlier work familiarizing the reader with dependency ... More


The social construction of health risks

Bob Heyman

in Risk, Safety and Clinical Practice: Health care through the lens of risk

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780198569008
eISBN:
9780191717499
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198569008.003.02
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter locates the starting point for risk-thinking in the categorization of diverse cases as examples of a single uniform entity. This interpretive process involves the simultaneous ... More


The Economics and Politics of Corporate Governance in the European Union

Dennis C. Mueller

in Investor Protection in Europe: Corporate Law Making, The MiFID and Beyond

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199202911
eISBN:
9780191707964
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199202911.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Company and Commercial Law

Over the last 25 years, the term ‘corporate governance’ has entered the lexicon of economists and other students of business. This development has been accompanied by growing interest in differences ... More


Folk Psychology

David Hodgson

in The Mind Matters: Consciousness and Choice in a Quantum World

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198240686
eISBN:
9780191680236
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198240686.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter turns to grounds related to what has been called ‘folk psychology’: the untutored common-sense psychology which people continually undertake in relation to their behaviour and the ... More


Multiple Realization: Keeping It Real

Louise M. Antony

in Being Reduced: New Essays on Reduction, Explanation, and Causation

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199211531
eISBN:
9780191705977
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199211531.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Science

This chapter takes Chapter 5's causal exclusion argument to pose a dilemma about the reality of multiple realisable properties: either they are reducible to first-order physical properties or they ... More


Entrenching Bills of Rights: Judicial Power and Political Freedom

Timothy Macklem

in Independence of Mind

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199535446
eISBN:
9780191709074
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199535446.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

This chapter examines the cost, in terms of democracy and in terms of social forms and practices, of securing judicial power and political freedom. Much has been written about the cost of judicially ... More


Kelsen's Theory of Democracy—Reconciliation with Social Order

Lars Vinx

in Hans Kelsen's Pure Theory of Law: Legality and Legitimacy

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199227952
eISBN:
9780191711077
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199227952.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

The aim to develop a legality-based theory of political legitimacy obviously requires more than just a defence of a principle of legality. Kelsen's conception of the rule of law, as outlined in the ... More


The Case for Social Rights

K. D. EWING

in Protecting Human Rights: Instruments and Institutions

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199264063
eISBN:
9780191718304
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199264063.003.0017
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

This chapter investigates the counter-intuitive and paradoxical position for someone opposed to the constitutional entrenchment of rights, namely that the entrenchment of rights is incomplete without ... More


A Defence of the Status Quo

JAMES ALLAN

in Protecting Human Rights: Instruments and Institutions

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199264063
eISBN:
9780191718304
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199264063.003.0009
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

This chapter defends the current constitutional status quo in Australia, arguing particularly against the need for any sort of bill of rights, whether constitutionally entrenched or simply statutory. ... More


Domestic and International Structural Amendment

David A. Rezvani

in Surpassing the Sovereign State: The Wealth, Self-Rule, and Security Advantages of Partially Independent Territories

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199688494
eISBN:
9780191767739
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199688494.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

Chapter 3 is the first chapter of Part II of the book, which focuses on the self-determination features of partially independent territories (PITs). This chapter begins by examining the ways in which ... More


Politics In and After Fiscal Squeeze

David Heald, Rozana Himaz, and Christopher Hood

in When the Party’s Over: The Politics of Fiscal Squeeze in Perspective

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780197265734
eISBN:
9780191771941
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265734.003.0012
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

This chapter examines what nine cases of fiscal squeeze in different democracies can reveal about the politics of austerity, combining overall quantitative comparisons with a set of qualitative ... More


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