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How to Construct Predictive Models: Simplicity and Nonabsurdity

Rein Taagepera

in Making Social Sciences More Scientific: The Need for Predictive Models

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199534661
eISBN:
9780191715921
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199534661.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, Political Economy

Predictive models should be as simple as one can get away with, and they must not predict absurdities. They join the parsimony of “Occam's razor” to the “Sherlock Holmes principle”: Show how things ... More


Liberation Theologies of Disability

Deborah Beth Creamer

in Disability and Christian Theology: Embodied Limits and Constructive Possibilities

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195369151
eISBN:
9780199871193
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195369151.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Theology, Religion and Society

This chapter explores some of the justice concerns raised by attention to disability, and demonstrates parallels between this lens and the commitments of various liberation theologies. It explores ... More


Communications

Louis Kaplow

in Competition Policy and Price Fixing

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691158624
eISBN:
9781400846078
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691158624.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This chapter examines interfirm communications that many, sometimes implicitly, take to be central in defining the law's concept of agreement. The core problem with making the existence of ... More


The Dynamic Control of Human Actions

Florian Waszak, Anne Springer, and Wolfgang Prinz

in Self Control in Society, Mind, and Brain

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195391381
eISBN:
9780199776894
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195391381.003.0010
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience, Social Psychology

Human action serves two complementary purposes. On the one hand, actions are meant to achieve desired effects in the environment. On the other hand, people act as a consequence of external events, ... More


Examining reasons for public intervention

Alan Peacock and Ilde Rizzo

in The Heritage Game: Economics, Policy, and Practice

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199213177
eISBN:
9780191707124
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199213177.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

Deciding on the resources devoted to the maintenance and development of heritage artefacts entails making value judgments. There is a presumption that heritage services should be designed to benefit ... More


The Natural Environment: Rachel Carson's Web of Life

Linda Sargent Wood

in A More Perfect Union: Holistic Worldviews and the Transformation of American Culture after World War II

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195377743
eISBN:
9780199869404
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195377743.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter focuses on nature writer and zoologist Rachel Carson. It offers a short biographical sketch and shows how she formulated and articulated her holistic ethos. Influenced by ... More


National Cascades

David D. Laitin

in Nations, States, and Violence

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199228232
eISBN:
9780191696312
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199228232.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter argues that when it comes to national identities, we are not in competition with our neighbours but rather in coordination with them. Coordination among large numbers of people, however, ... More


Economic and Strategic Leadership in Asia: The Rivalry between China and Japan

Claude Meyer

in Japan: The Precarious Future

Published in print:
1953
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781479889389
eISBN:
9781479830893
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479889389.003.0012
Subject:
Sociology, Economic Sociology

The troubled history of Sino-Japanese relations affects contemporary ties as the two nations vie for regional leadership. This chapters holds that the contest is still open—many experts have declared ... More


The Two Trends of Transparency: Perfect Information and Interdependent Decision Making

Mia de Kuijper

in Profit Power Economics: A New Competitive Strategy for Creating Sustainable Wealth

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195171631
eISBN:
9780199871353
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195171631.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics

Chapter 3 introduces transparency and discusses the two inevitable trends that are unleashed by the falling cost of information, namely the emergence of perfect information and interdependent ... More


Strategies for Powerlaw Marketplaces

Mia de Kuijper

in Profit Power Economics: A New Competitive Strategy for Creating Sustainable Wealth

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195171631
eISBN:
9780199871353
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195171631.003.0011
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics

Interdependent decision making—which results from the emergence of perfect information—will cause new market dynamics. The theory of general equilibrium will have to be replaced by theories that ... More


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