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Corporate Governance Convergence in International Perspective

Roderick Martin, Peter D. Casson, and Tahir M. Nisar

in Investor Engagement: Investors and Management Practice under Shareholder Value

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199202607
eISBN:
9780191707896
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199202607.003.0007
Subject:
Business and Management, Finance, Accounting, and Banking

International convergence has been identified as a recent trend in corporate governance. However, current trends in German corporate governance point to an enhanced stakeholder form of corporate ... More


 Postscript on Civility and Barbarity in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries

Timothy Fitzgerald

in Discourse on Civility and Barbarity

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195300093
eISBN:
9780199868636
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195300093.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature

Ambiguities in North American debates were the result of an unresolved conflict between two logically and theologically contradictory discourses, both claiming to be about “religion.” One is of a ... More


Conclusion: constructing capitalisms

Roderick Martin

in Constructing Capitalisms: Transforming Business Systems in Central and Eastern Europe

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199657667
eISBN:
9780191751622
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199657667.003.0010
Subject:
Business and Management, Political Economy, International Business

For Central and Eastern European elites, the objective of economic transformation was the achievement of First World living standards through marketization, without losing control. Political ... More


Unstable Universalities: Poststructuralism and Radical Politics

Saul Newman

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719071287
eISBN:
9781781701522
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719071287.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

How do we think about radical politics today, in the wake of the collapse of Marxist-Leninism and the triumph of neo-liberal capitalism? How should radical political theory respond to new challenges ... More


The Freak-garde: Extraordinary Bodies and Revolutionary Art in America

Robin Blyn

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816678167
eISBN:
9781452947853
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816678167.001.0001
Subject:
Art, Visual Culture

Since the 1890s, American artists have employed the arts of the freak show to envision radically different ways of being. The result is a rich avant-garde tradition that critiques and challenges ... More


Dada in Hollywood: Nathanael West’s Human Machines

Robin Blyn

in The Freak-garde: Extraordinary Bodies and Revolutionary Art in America

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816678167
eISBN:
9781452947853
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816678167.003.0004
Subject:
Art, Visual Culture

This chapter considers the novels of Nathanael West within the crucial context of a crisis in revolutionary philosophy specific to the United States. It discusses the notion of the Left’s recognition ... More


Constructing Capitalisms: Transforming Business Systems in Central and Eastern Europe

Roderick Martin

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199657667
eISBN:
9780191751622
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199657667.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Political Economy, International Business

This book examines the construction of capitalisms in Poland, the Czech Republic, Hungary, and Romania after 1989, within a national business systems framework. Four elements of capitalism are ... More


A Low Dishonest Decade

Seva Gunitsky

in Aftershocks: Great Powers and Domestic Reforms in the Twentieth Century

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780691172330
eISBN:
9781400885329
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691172330.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter examines the crisis of liberal capitalism and the fascist cascade of the late interwar period. A wave of fascism that swept the world after 1933, which was the result of a growing ... More


Politics in the Age of Control

Saul Newman

in Deleuze and New Technology

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748633364
eISBN:
9780748652600
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748633364.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter explores the political implications of the new technology of control described by Gilles Deleuze in his essay on societies of control. It describes how a wide variety of new techniques ... More


Introduction: Writing the Accident

in Accident Society: Fiction, Collectivity, and the Production of Chance

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804775359
eISBN:
9780804778459
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804775359.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This book explores the association between chance and gambling by presenting case studies dealing with the intersection of American fiction with various cultures of chance from Reconstruction to the ... More


The Protestant ethic revisited: the Pentecostal explosion as democratic hindrance or support?

John Anderson

in Christianity and Democratisation: From Pious Subjects to Critical Participants

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719077388
eISBN:
9781781702000
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719077388.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

This chapter investigates some of the political implications of the global Pentecostal phenomenon. It then turns to the claim that the movement essentially acts as an apolitical, conservative force ... More


Between Trauma and Tragedy: From The Matrix to V for Vendetta

Peter Y. Paik

in From Utopia to Apocalypse: Science Fiction and the Politics of Catastrophe

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816650781
eISBN:
9781452946078
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816650781.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

This chapter evaluates the Matrix Trilogy and V for Vendetta, analyzing the incapacity to compose a credible and coherent narrative about revolutionary change based on the idea of a political ... More


Seeing the Large-Scale System: The Pathologies of Modern America and Pseudo-Democracy

Shannon L. Mariotti

in Adorno and Democracy: The American Years

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780813167336
eISBN:
9780813167411
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813167336.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter takes up the first moment of Adorno’s democratic project and gives a sense of how he portrayed the landscape of the United States to its own citizens, writing in English and in a more ... More


The Changing Dynamics of Russian Politics

Richard Sakwa

in Russia: The Challenges of Transformation

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814785003
eISBN:
9780814785010
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814785003.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter characterizes contemporary Russian politics as a struggle between two systems: the formal constitutional order, called the normative state, and the second world of factional conflict and ... More


Retrofutures and Petrofutures: Oil, Scarcity, Limit

Gerry Canavan

in Oil Culture

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816689682
eISBN:
9781452949314
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816689682.003.0017
Subject:
History, Environmental History

This chapter discusses historical efforts to grapple with the inescapable transience of oil. Focusing on a series of twentieth-century science-fiction novels, it charts the development of two ... More


Social and Societal Over-Positioning: The Emergence of -Prisons

Hubert J. M Hermans

in Society in the Self: A Theory of Identity in Democracy

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780190687793
eISBN:
9780190687823
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190687793.003.0006
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

The process of over-positioning shows how exaggeration of positioning leads to I-prisons that limit the freedom of the self. After presenting some examples of over-positioning (pushy parents) and ... More


Market-Based Banking as the Worst of All Worlds: Illustrations from the United States and United Kingdom

Iain Hardie and Sylvia Maxfield

in Market-Based Banking and the International Financial Crisis

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199662289
eISBN:
9780191749209
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199662289.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics, Macro- and Monetary Economics

This chapter considers market-based banking in the United States and United Kingdom, the two archetypal liberal market economies. We demonstrate both the extent of recent change in the two systems, ... More


Introduction: On Socialist Vacation

in The Skin of the System: On Germany's Socialist Modernity

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804762472
eISBN:
9780804772488
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804762472.003.0001
Subject:
History, Political History

This book explores an alternate form of modernity, one that is strangely different from the familiar modernity of liberal capitalism. It defines this strange system simply as capitalist modernity and ... More


The Skin of the System: On Germany's Socialist Modernity

Benjamin Robinson

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804762472
eISBN:
9780804772488
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804762472.001.0001
Subject:
History, Political History

This book objects to the idea that there is only one modernity—that of liberal capitalism. Starting from the simple conviction that whatever else East German socialism was, it was real, this book ... More


Candor and Korea

in Apocalypse Management: Eisenhower and the Discourse of National Insecurity

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804758079
eISBN:
9780804768467
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804758079.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter discusses Operation Candor and peace in Korea. Operation Candor tried to develop a speech or a series of speeches for the president to deliver. President Dwight Eisenhower could not ... More


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