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What Should We Do about Torture?

James Griffin

in Ethics and Humanity: Themes from the Philosophy of Jonathan Glover

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195325195
eISBN:
9780199776412
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195325195.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, General

This chapter attempts to clarify the claim that there should be an absolute prohibition against torture. To clarify the claim, it is important to have a clear understanding of what we mean by ... More


The Process of Casuistry

Catharine Cookson

in Regulating Religion: The Courts and the Free Exercise Clause

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195129441
eISBN:
9780199834105
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019512944X.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Examines and describes in detail the casuistical method of conflict resolution, noting the importance of principles, paradigms, presumptions, analogies, and “the particulars.” Casuistry is neither a ... More


Bell's theorem and its optical tests

J. C. Garrison and R. Y. Chiao

in Quantum Optics

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780198508861
eISBN:
9780191708640
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198508861.003.0020
Subject:
Physics, Atomic, Laser, and Optical Physics

This chapter begins with a review of the ideas of locality and realism which provide the basis for the Einstein–Podolsky–Rosen paradox. The general conditions defining a local, realistic theory are ... More


The Loophole of the Barents Sea Fisheries Regime

Olav Schram Stokke

in Governing High Seas Fisheries: The Interplay of Global and Regional Regimes

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198299493
eISBN:
9780191685729
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198299493.003.0010
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

High seas fishery for cod in the Barents Sea Loophole, a piece of international waters surrounded by the EEZs of Norway and Russia is the main focus of this chapter. Throughout most of the 1990s, ... More


100 Million Unnecessary Returns: A Simple, Fair, and Competitive Tax Plan for the United States

Michael J. Graetz

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300122749
eISBN:
9780300150193
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300122749.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic Systems

To most Americans, the United States tax code has become a vast and confounding puzzle. In 1940, the instructions to the form 1040 were about four pages long. Today, they have ballooned to more than ... More


The 1970s: Interest Increases

Andrew Whitaker

in John Stewart Bell and Twentieth-Century Physics: Vision and Integrity

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780198742999
eISBN:
9780191802959
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198742999.003.0004
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

Experiments on Bell’s theorem, or Bell’s inequality, were carried out by John Clauser and Stuart Freeman, whose results agreed with quantum theory, and by Richard Holt and Frank Pipkin, whose results ... More


Closing the Gun Show and Secondary Market Loophole

James B. Jacobs

in Can Gun Control Work?

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195176582
eISBN:
9780199850020
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195176582.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter considers the feasibility of perfecting the FFA-GCA-Brady Law regime by extending the background check and waiting period requirement to sales at gun shows and ultimately to all ... More


Jurisdiction 101 for Medical Tourism purchases made in Europe

Thomas R. McLean

in The Globalization of Health Care: Legal and Ethical Issues

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199917907
eISBN:
9780199332878
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199917907.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Medical Law

This chapter explores the legal remedies available to medical tourists in Europe when they experience an adverse event. It investigates Europeans' right to medical tourism services under the ... More


The Resilience of Opacity in a Changing International Legal Environment: How Europe Weighted East-West Negotiations of the NPT

Grégoire Mallard

in Fallout: Nuclear Diplomacy in an Age of Global Fracture

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780226157894
eISBN:
9780226157924
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226157924.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

Chapter 7 analyzes how international organizations negotiate the interpretation of legal obligations when changes occur in the international legal environment. It describes how the production of soft ... More


Rules and Restraint: Government Spending and the Design of Institutions

David M. Primo

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226682594
eISBN:
9780226682617
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226682617.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Government spending has increased dramatically in the United States since World War II despite the many rules intended to rein in the insatiable appetite for tax revenue most politicians seem to ... More


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