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British Sociology Seen from Without and Within

A H Halsey and W G Runciman (eds)

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263426
eISBN:
9780191734298
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263426.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

These eleven chapters look at sociology in Britain from a number of intriguing perspectives. How important is it for British sociologists to be aware of the historical development of their subject in ... More


The Development of the Norwegian Petroleum Innovation System: A Historical Overview

Ole Andreas Engen

in Innovation, Path Dependency, and Policy: The Norwegian Case

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199551552
eISBN:
9780191720819
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199551552.003.0007
Subject:
Business and Management, Political Economy, Innovation

This chapter addresses the development of the Norwegian Petroleum Innovation System. While the initial phase of the petroleum development of Norway in the 1960s was characterized by an absorptive ... More


Conclusion

Fiona Cowie

in What's Within?: Nativism Reconsidered

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195159783
eISBN:
9780199849529
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195159783.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This book has been able to provide a thorough examination of certain aspects of nativism about the mind, such as its development throughout history and the modern advances in psychology and other ... More


History and the Progress of the Consciousness of Freedom

Peter C. Hodgson

in Shapes of Freedom: Hegel's Philosophy of World History in Theological Perspective

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199654956
eISBN:
9780191741333
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199654956.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Reason identifies the central theme of world history, which gives it meaning: ‘the progress of the consciousness of freedom’; and it articulates this theme in a threefold structure (using a ... More


The History of the Text

D. C. Greetham

in Theories of the Text

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198119937
eISBN:
9780191671265
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198119937.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter presents the different views and arguments, raised by different schools of thought, on the nature and historical development of the text, and begins by discussing the ambiguities that ... More


Introduction

Anja Seibert-Fohr

in Prosecuting Serious Human Rights Violations

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199569328
eISBN:
9780191721502
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199569328.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter considers the growing relevance of prosecution in international law and outlines this historical development. With the increased emphasis on criminal matters, a critical question of ... More


Exploring Arab Folk Literature

Pierre Cachia

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748640867
eISBN:
9780748653300
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748640867.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

The character and range of Arab folk literature are investigated in this collection. Arranged into three sections, the book looks first at historical developments in the relationship between Arab ... More


Giving the Past a Shape

Gordon Graham

in The Shape of the Past: A Philosophical Approach to History

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780192892553
eISBN:
9780191670619
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192892553.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, General

The study of history with the aim to understand the human past with some sense of detachment is a recent intellectual trend. In the past, a knowledge of history was aimed at ascertaining within ... More


Canonical Equity

John J. Coughlin

in Law, Person, and Community: Philosophical, Theological, and Comparative Perspectives on Canon Law

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199756773
eISBN:
9780199932177
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199756773.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

This chapter discusses the development of the notion of canonical equity as an illustration of the dialectical methodology of canon law. The discussion covers: the development of canonical equity by ... More


A History of the Land Law

A. W. B. Simpson

Published in print:
1986
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198255376
eISBN:
9780191681585
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198255376.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This book provides an account of the historical development of the common law of landed property. Work published since the first edition of this text is taken into account, and the treatment of the ... More


From Accounting Directives to International Accounting Standards

Karel van Hulle

in The Economics and Politics of Accounting: International Perspectives on Trends, Policy, and Practice

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780199260621
eISBN:
9780191601668
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199260621.003.0014
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

An insider perspective is presented on the historical development of EU (European Union) accounting regulation. The author explains why the EU moved away from the idea of European harmonization ... More


Introduction to Obesity Epidemiology

Frank B. Hu

in Obesity Epidemiology

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195312911
eISBN:
9780199865260
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195312911.003.0001
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This introductory chapter begins by recounting the historical developments of epidemiologic methods and obesity research. It then discusses epidemiologic models of obesity and domains of obesity ... More


Facades

Christopher Pincock

in Mathematics and Scientific Representation

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199757107
eISBN:
9780199932313
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199757107.003.0013
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

Mark Wilson’s book Wandering Significance: An Essay on Conceptual Behavior is considered in this chapter. Wilson argues that common views on mathematical and scientific concepts distort our ... More


Epidemiological methods: a view from Africa

Adetokunbo O. Lucas

in The Development of Modern Epidemiology: Personal reports from those who were there

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780198569541
eISBN:
9780191724077
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198569541.003.0026
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter focuses on the development of epidemiology in Africa. The development of epidemiology can be viewed in three broad historical dimensions: the age of discovery, largely dominated by work ... More


Human Dignity: Experience and History, Practical Reason and Faith

David Hollenbach

in Understanding Human Dignity

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780197265642
eISBN:
9780191760389
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265642.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

This chapter argues that human dignity can be grounded in historical experiences of the violation and attainment of dignity, and through arguments based on practical (as opposed to theoretical) ... More


Pain Measurements

Ian McDowell

in Measuring Health: A guide to rating scales and questionnaires

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195165678
eISBN:
9780199864034
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195165678.003.0009
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

Until the 1970s it was widely assumed that pain was not amenable to accurate measurement. This chapter outlines the subsequent historical development of pain research, covering different theoretical ... More


Conclusion: Theorizing federal dynamics

Arthur Benz and Jörg Broschek

in Federal Dynamics: Continuity, Change, and the Varieties of Federalism

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199652990
eISBN:
9780191747915
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199652990.003.0017
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

The contributions to this book clearly reveal that federal systems are by no means static. At the same time, however, federal dynamics vary significantly in terms of their pace, patterns and scope. ... More


Heritage Resource Management in South Africa

Janette Deacon

in Cultural Heritage Management: A Global Perspective

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813034607
eISBN:
9780813039510
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813034607.003.0013
Subject:
Archaeology, Methodology and Techniques

During the twentieth century, the historical development of heritage resource management in South Africa followed a pattern typical of most of the former British colonies in the region. Legislation ... More


Introduction

Jörg Liesen and Zdenek Strakos

in Krylov Subspace Methods: Principles and Analysis

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199655410
eISBN:
9780191744174
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199655410.003.0001
Subject:
Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, Algebra

The Introduction consists of three sections that establish the general setting and give background information that is useful to know before starting to read the other chapters. In particular, it ... More


Introduction

Ho-Fung Hung

in Protest with Chinese Characteristics: Demonstrations, Riots, and Petitions in the Mid-Qing Dynasty

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231152037
eISBN:
9780231525459
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231152037.003.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This introductory chapter provides an overview of the book's main themes. Most historical studies of protest have been premised on the general view that modernity started with the state ... More


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