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Comparative Politics: Micro‐Behavioral Perspectives

Russell J. Dalton

in A New Handbook of Political Science

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198294719
eISBN:
9780191599361
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198294719.003.0013
Subject:
Political Science, Reference

Political events and democratization have created emerging questions for the analysis of comparative politics. This provides opportunities to test the role of political culture, voting preferences, ... More


Foundations of Evidence Law

Alex Stein

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198257363
eISBN:
9780191711039
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198257363.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

This book examines systematically the underlying theory of evidence in Anglo-American legal systems and identifies the defining characteristics of adjudicative fact-finding. The book develops an ... More


Representing Social Actors

Theo Van Leeuwen

in Discourse and Practice: New Tools for Critical Analysis

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195323306
eISBN:
9780199869251
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195323306.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter presents a framework for analyzing how the participants of social practices can be, and are, represented in English discourse. It outlines and exemplifies the social and critical import ... More


The Visual Representation ofSocial Actors

Theo Van Leeuwen

in Discourse and Practice: New Tools for Critical Analysis

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195323306
eISBN:
9780199869251
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195323306.003.0008
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter adapts the framework for analyzing the representation of social actors (cf. chapter 2) to the domain of visual communication. After discussing the critical import of analyzing ... More


Observations concerning names and related categories

John M. Anderson

in The Grammar of Names

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199297412
eISBN:
9780191711176
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199297412.003.0007
Subject:
Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics

This chapter brings together and extends various observations on the functions of names and their relation to other categories. Names as arguments are definite and serve independently to establish ... More


Theorizing the origins of bills of rights

David Erdos

in Delegating Rights Protection: The Rise of Bills of Rights in the Westminster World

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199557769
eISBN:
9780191594380
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199557769.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

The first part of this chapter explores in detail the Postmaterialist Trigger Thesis (PTT) explanation of bill of rights genesis in internally stable, advanced democracies. It argues that, as a ... More


Organizations, Markets, and Standardization

Nils Brunsson

in A World of Standards

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199256952
eISBN:
9780191716508
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199256952.003.0002
Subject:
Business and Management, Knowledge Management

This chapter compares standardization with three other basic social forms that are similar in their effect: formal organizations, markets, and normative communities. Similarities and differences ... More


The Curtain Rises: A Brief Overview of the Book

Jeffrey Jensen Arnett, Leo B. Hendry, Marion Kloep, and Jennifer L. Tanner

in Debating Emerging Adulthood: Stage or Process?

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199757176
eISBN:
9780199863389
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199757176.003.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology

The first chapter provides some background and some information on the two contending approaches debated in the book. Demographic and economic changes influencing the lives of young people in recent ... More


Schooling Selves: Autonomy, Interdependence, and Reform in Japanese Junior High Education

Peter Cave

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780226367729
eISBN:
9780226368054
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226368054.001.0001
Subject:
Education, Early Childhood and Elementary Education

This book is an ethnography of lower secondary education in contemporary Japan, exploring the competing demands of autonomy, group socialization, and control in junior high school. It is based on ... 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


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