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Be Very Afraid: The Cultural Response to Terror, Pandemics, Environmental Devastation, Nuclear Annihilation, and Other Threats

Robert Wuthnow

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199730872
eISBN:
9780199777389
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199730872.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Be Very Afraid examines the human response to existential threats; once a matter for theology, but now looming before us in multiple forms. Nuclear weapons, pandemics, global warming; ... More


From Explaining to Constructing Security

Anne Hammerstad

in The Rise and Decline of a Global Security Actor: UNHCR, Refugee Protection and Security

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199213085
eISBN:
9780191746673
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199213085.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter describes the intense debate on the concept of security. The concept has been widened to include new types of threats, new referent objects and, in some cases, new rationales and ... More


The Disruption Dilemma

Joshua Gans

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780262034487
eISBN:
9780262333832
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262034487.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Innovation

When successful and well-managed firms fail, we call this disruption. In the almost two decades since Clay Christensen’s famous treatise mapping this phenomenon, such failure has continued, with ... More


Reflections on Institutional Cosmopolitanism: State Responsibility in a Globalized Age

Richard Beardsworth

in Institutional Cosmopolitanism

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780190905651
eISBN:
9780190905682
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190905651.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

With its moral commitment to the individual, cosmopolitanism has often downplayed the role of the state in cosmopolitan commitments and their practices. There is, however, emerging concern to put the ... More


All Together Now: Geography, the Three Cosmopolitanisms, and Planetary Earth

Daniel H. Deudney

in Institutional Cosmopolitanism

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780190905651
eISBN:
9780190905682
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190905651.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

Today, swollen numbers of humanity are now intensively interactive and interdependent through vast networks of complex machines and built infrastructures that span the planet, whose unintended ... More


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