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Foreword: Toward an Era of Longevity and Wealth

Robert W. Fogel

in Lessons from Pension Reform in the Americas

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199226801
eISBN:
9780191710285
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199226801.003.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Pensions and Pension Management

This foreword provides an overview of demographic development during the past three centuries, as life expectancy and per-capita growth of GDP have increased dramatically. Due to the intense ... More


The Beaten Track: European Tourism, Literature, and the Ways to ‘Culture’, 1800–1918

James Buzard

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198122760
eISBN:
9780191671531
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198122760.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This book is a major study of European tourism during the nineteenth century and the early years of the twentieth century. The author demonstrates the ways in which the distinction between tourist ... More


Good Taste, Leisure’s Moral Spaces, and Sociopolitical Change in Lebanon

Lara Deeb and Mona Harb

in Leisurely Islam: Negotiating Geography and Morality in Shi'ite South Beirut

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691153650
eISBN:
9781400848560
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691153650.003.0007
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

The preceding chapters showed how ideas about morality, space, and place come together to create specific forms of leisure for more or less pious Shi'i Muslim residents of south Beirut. Choices about ... More


Epilogue

Cindy S. Aron

in Working at Play: A History of Vacations in the United States

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195142341
eISBN:
9780199849024
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195142341.003.0011
Subject:
History, Social History

While technology has made it too easy to carry our work with us, it does not entirely explain why work intrudes into leisure. We could, after all, choose to leave our cell phones and laptops behind. ... More


Conclusion

S. A. Mileson

in Parks in Medieval England

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199565672
eISBN:
9780191721748
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199565672.003.0009
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

This concluding chapter provides a summation of the main findings of the book as a whole. Parks were much more important to the concerns of the aristocracy than has usually been suggested, and they ... More


Challenges to Parliamentary Democracy

Kaare Strøm, Wolfgang C. Müller, and Torbjörn Bergman

in Delegation and Accountability in Parliamentary Democracies

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780198297840
eISBN:
9780191602016
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019829784X.003.0023
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

In this chapter, we take a closer look at democratic accountability outcomes. The evidence strongly and broadly suggests that cohesive and competitive political parties and governments help reduce ... More


Jobs as Assets

Philippe Van Parijs

in Real Freedom for All: What (if Anything) Can Justify Capitalism?

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198293576
eISBN:
9780191600074
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198293577.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

By giving to all as high an unconditional income as possible, is one not violating liberal neutrality by favouring leisure and sanctioning consumption? One would be if the taxation needed to fund the ... More


Spherical Justice and Global Injustice

Brian Barry

in Pluralism, Justice, and Equality

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198280088
eISBN:
9780191599927
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198280084.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Brian Barry examines the idea that the demands of justice in a given society can be ascertained by interpreting the shared understandings of the meanings of the goods that are to be distributed. ... More


Business in Britain in the Twentieth Century: Decline and Renaissance?

Richard Coopey and Peter Lyth (eds)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199226009
eISBN:
9780191710315
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199226009.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History

This book brings together chapters from the leading historians of British business. The contributors were asked to consider the renaissance in the British economy during the closing decades of the ... More


Exploring Leisure, Morality, and Geography in South Beirut

Lara Deeb and Mona Harb

in Leisurely Islam: Negotiating Geography and Morality in Shi'ite South Beirut

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691153650
eISBN:
9781400848560
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691153650.003.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This introductory chapter begins with a brief description of the popularity of the Bab al-Hara café in south Beirut, an area often maligned in the U.S. press as “the Hizbullah stronghold” and known ... More


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