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Families in Ageing Societies: A Multi-Disciplinary Approach

Sarah Harper (ed.)

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780199251162
eISBN:
9780191602740
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199251169.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This book explores the interactions between family and ageing in Western industrialised societies. It features 10 chapters. Chapters 1-3 provide and overview of the demographic and social factors in ... More


Conclusion

Daniel Butt

in Rectifying International Injustice: Principles of Compensation and Restitution Between Nations

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199218240
eISBN:
9780191711589
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199218240.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory, International Relations and Politics

The conclusion of the book reviews the three forms of morally relevant forms of connection with historic injustice, based on benefit, on the inheritance of entitlement, and on an ongoing failure to ... More


Conclusions

H. G. M. Williamson

in The Book Called Isaiah: Deutero-Isaiah's Role in Composition and Redaction

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198263609
eISBN:
9780191600821
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198263600.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

Summarizes the arguments made in the book for the influence of the literary inheritance of Isaiah of Jerusalem on the work of Deutero‐Isaiah in continuing the role of prophesying a time of judgement ... More


Epilogue

JOHN NIGHTINGALE

in Monasteries and Patrons in the Gorze Reform: Lotharingia c.850-1000

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198208358
eISBN:
9780191716645
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198208358.003.0019
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

The narratives of the later monastic reform in early medieval Lotharingia might look back on the activities of their predecessors as worthless and contemptible but, in the absence of a better ... More


Axiomatic Bargaining Theory

Partha Dasgupta

in An Inquiry into Well-Being and Destitution

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198288350
eISBN:
9780191596094
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198288352.003.0016
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

The main part of this chapter discusses the household as an allocation mechanism. It has eight sections; (1) gender differentials among adults; (2) allocations among girls and boys; (3) bridewealth ... More


Pagan Virtue: An Essay in Ethics

John Casey

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198240037
eISBN:
9780191680069
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198240037.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter argues that the classical virtues of courage, temperance, practical wisdom, and justice, which are largely ignored in modern moral philosophy, centrally define the good for Man. The ... More


Guangdong

Chris Bramall

in The Industrialization of Rural China

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780199275939
eISBN:
9780191706073
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199275939.003.0010
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

By the late 1970s, Guangdong’s industrial and skills base was more rural, less geographically concentrated, and less dominated by traditional light industry than it had been at the time of the ... More


Retirement Distributions and the Bequest Motive

G. Victor Hallman

in Recalibrating Retirement Spending and Saving

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199549108
eISBN:
9780191720734
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199549108.003.0006
Subject:
Business and Management, Pensions and Pension Management

Managing retirement payouts generally revolves primarily around securing adequate retirement income and assuring the continuity of such income for as long as the retirees live. Many commentators have ... More


Beyond Evolution: Human Nature and the Limits of Evolutionary Explanation

Anthony O'Hear

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198250043
eISBN:
9780191598111
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198250045.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

The theory of evolution may be successful in explaining natural history, but it is of limited value when applied to the human world. Because of our reflectiveness and rationality, as embodied in ... More


Changes in Intergenerational Class Mobility in Hungary, 1973–2000

Péter Róbert and Erzsébet Bukodi

in Social Mobility in Europe

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
November 2004
ISBN:
9780199258451
eISBN:
9780191601491
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199258457.003.0012
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

Investigates temporal changes in Hungarian mobility patterns. Large-scale data sets of the Hungarian Central Statistical Office, collected between 1973 and 2000 are used for this purpose. In addition ... More


Confiscating Cadaveric Organs

Cécile Fabre

in Whose Body is it Anyway?: Justice and the Integrity of the Person

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2006
ISBN:
9780199289998
eISBN:
9780191603556
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199289999.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter argues that the duty of assistance outlined in Chapter 1 includes a duty to make one’s organs available upon death to those who need them. It reviews analogies and disanalogies between ... More


Jimutavahana's Dayabhaga: The Hindu Law of Inheritance in Bengal

Ludo Rocher (ed.)

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195138177
eISBN:
9780199834594
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195138171.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This is a translation of a twelfth‐century Sanskrit legal text, with the original text. The Dāyabhāga was one of the most important texts in the history of Indian law. It is important because the ... More


The Meanings of Westminster

R. A. W. Rhodes, John Wanna, and Patrick Weller

in Comparing Westminster

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199563494
eISBN:
9780191722721
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199563494.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, UK Politics

This chapter draws together the book's arguments by identifying five narratives about the meanings of Westminster. First, it is an inheritance — that is, elite actors' shared governmental narrative ... More


 Darwin and Pangenesis: The Search for the Material Basis of Generation and Heredity

P. Kyle Stanford

in Exceeding Our Grasp: Science, History, and the Problem of Unconceived Alternatives

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2006
ISBN:
9780195174083
eISBN:
9780199786367
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195174089.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

This chapter focuses on the history of our theorizing about the phenomena of generation and inheritance. It attempts to show that according to historical records, our efforts to theorize about ... More


 Galton and the Stirp Theory

P. Kyle Stanford

in Exceeding Our Grasp: Science, History, and the Problem of Unconceived Alternatives

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2006
ISBN:
9780195174083
eISBN:
9780199786367
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195174089.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

This chapter begins with a discussion of Galton's transfusion experiments and his development of the “stirp” theory of inheritance. It then discusses Galton's understanding of “correlation” and “ ... More


 August Weismann's Theory of the Germ‐Plasm

P. Kyle Stanford

in Exceeding Our Grasp: Science, History, and the Problem of Unconceived Alternatives

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2006
ISBN:
9780195174083
eISBN:
9780199786367
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195174089.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

This chapter focuses on August Weismann's theory of the germ-plasm. It is argued that both Weismann's failure to conceive of any alternative to the disintegration of the idioplasm as the mechanism of ... More


The Augustan Art of Poetry: Augustan Translation of the Classics

Robin Sowerby

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199286126
eISBN:
9780191713873
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199286126.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

Where previous studies of ‘Augustanism’ have concentrated largely upon political concerns, this book explores the translation of the Roman Augustan aesthetic into a vernacular equivalent by English ... More


Basic Capital

Stuart White

in The Civic Minimum: On the Rights and Obligations of Economic Citizenship

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198295051
eISBN:
9780191600319
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198295057.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter explores the idea of basic capital – that the state endow each citizen upon maturity with a generous capital grant. It presents the right to basic capital as the centrepiece of a new, ... More


Inheritance

Liam Murphy and Thomas Nagel

in The Myth of Ownership: Taxes and Justice

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195150162
eISBN:
9780199833924
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195150163.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Setting aside spurious considerations about double taxation and fairness to donors, the real moral question concerning taxation and inheritance is whether gratuitous transfers require special tax ... More


Intergenerational Relationships among Stepfamilies in the UK

Sarah Harper

in Families in Ageing Societies: A Multi-Disciplinary Approach

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780199251162
eISBN:
9780191602740
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199251169.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter examines grandparenting as an integral part of intergenerational relationships in stepfamilies. It argues that rather than creating a new order of relationships between generations, ... More


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