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Measuring Functionings

Jonathan Wolff and Avner De-Shalit

in Disadvantage

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780199278268
eISBN:
9780191707902
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199278268.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

In the previous chapter, it was assumed that it is possible to measure the functioning level of each representative individual for each functioning. This chapter explores how and why such measurement ... More


SUMMARY OF PARAMETRIC IMAGE REGISTRATION

Jan Modersitzki

in Numerical Methods for Image Registration

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198528418
eISBN:
9780191713583
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198528418.003.0007
Subject:
Mathematics, Applied Mathematics

This chapter summarizes the techniques discussed so far in this book. The techniques are all based on the minimization of a certain distance measure, and the distance measure is based on image ... More


*THE ‘SLICING’ METHOD

Andrea Braides

in Gamma-Convergence for Beginners

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198507840
eISBN:
9780191709890
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198507840.003.0016
Subject:
Mathematics, Applied Mathematics

This chapter presents a self-contained account of the slicing method that allows the exhibition of a lower bound for high-dimensional problems through their one-dimensional sections. After computing ... More


*AN INTRODUCTION TO THE LOCALIZATION METHOD OF Γ-CONVERGENCE

Andrea Braides

in Gamma-Convergence for Beginners

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198507840
eISBN:
9780191709890
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198507840.003.0017
Subject:
Mathematics, Applied Mathematics

This chapter provides an introduction to the localization method of Gamma-convergence. It presents a brief account of the localization methods of Gamma-convergence that allows for the proof of ... More


Determining Sample Size: Balancing Power, Precision, and Practicality

Patrick Dattalo

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195315493
eISBN:
9780199865475
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195315493.001.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Research and Evaluation

Sample size determination is an important and often difficult step in planning an empirical study. From a statistical perspective, sample size depends on the following factors: type of analysis to be ... More


The Global Environment, Natural Resources, and Economic Growth

Alfred Greiner and Willi Semmler

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195328233
eISBN:
9780199869985
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195328233.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Recently, the public attention has turned toward the intricate interrelation between economic growth and global warming. This book focuses on this nexus but broadens the framework to study the issue. ... More


Minority Rights in the Pacific Region: A Comparative Legal Analysis

Joshua Castellino and David Keane

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199574827
eISBN:
9780191594441
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199574827.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

The book examines the extent to which States in the Pacific region have put in place legislative and administrative measures designed to promote and protect the rights of minorities and indigenous ... More


Path Integrals and Quantum Anomalies

Kazuo Fujikawa and Hiroshi Suzuki

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198529132
eISBN:
9780191712821
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198529132.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics

This book provides an introduction to the path integral formulation of quantum field theory and its applications to the analyses of symmetry breaking by the quantization procedure. This symmetry ... More


Income Inequality

Fred Campano and Dominick Salvatore

in Income Distribution: Includes CD

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2006
ISBN:
9780195300918
eISBN:
9780199783441
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195300912.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Normative issues associated with income inequality are discussed. A review of the debate over Paglin’s basic revision of the Gini coefficient is presented. The methodology for computing some ... More


Adding Value

John Kay

in The Business of Economics

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198292227
eISBN:
9780191596520
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198292228.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

This chapter describes financial relationships between competitive advantage, economic rent, added value, and various other measures of firm performance.


Time for Aristotle: Physics IV. 10-14

Ursula Coope

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780199247905
eISBN:
9780191603082
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199247900.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

This book is about Aristotle’s account of time in Physics IV.10-14. Aristotle claims that time is not a kind of change, but that it is something dependent on change. He defines it as a kind of ... More


Soft Innovation in the Creative Industries: Books, Recorded Music, and Video Games

Paul Stoneman

in Soft Innovation: Economics, Product Aesthetics, and the Creative Industries

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199572489
eISBN:
9780191722257
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199572489.003.0004
Subject:
Business and Management, Innovation

This chapter is the first of two taking a micro view encompassing three creative industries — publishing, music, and video games — to detail the pattern of invention/creation, embodiment and ... More


Poverty

Fred Campano and Dominick Salvatore

in Income Distribution: Includes CD

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2006
ISBN:
9780195300918
eISBN:
9780199783441
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195300912.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter addresses some of the normative issues related to poverty. Both absolute and relative poverty are discussed as well as the more common poverty measures. The connection between the income ... More


On Crises, Myths, and Measurement

Francis G. Castles

in The Future of the Welfare State: Crisis Myths and Crisis Realities

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
November 2004
ISBN:
9780199270170
eISBN:
9780191601514
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199270171.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

Explores the themes of what follows. It argues that the welfare state literature of the past quarter century has been big on crisis theories of the welfare state and much weaker on facts. The chapter ... More


The Structure of Social Provision

Francis G. Castles

in The Future of the Welfare State: Crisis Myths and Crisis Realities

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
November 2004
ISBN:
9780199270170
eISBN:
9780191601514
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199270171.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

Seeks to use disaggregated measures of social expenditure derived from the OECD Social Expenditure Database (SOCX) to measure the extent of recent change in the structure of social provision and to ... More


 Copyright's Ungainly Expansion

Neil Weinstock Netanel

in Copyright's Paradox

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195137620
eISBN:
9780199871629
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195137620.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

The federal copyright that the Framers envisioned and enacted was a narrow, short‐term right in printed matter. Current copyright holders enjoy a capacious bundle of rights in many more uses of many ... More


Large Deviations for Empirical Cycle Counts of Integer Partitions and Their Relation to Systems of Bosons

Stefan Adams

in Analysis and Stochastics of Growth Processes and Interface Models

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199239252
eISBN:
9780191716911
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199239252.003.0007
Subject:
Mathematics, Probability / Statistics, Analysis

Motivated by the Bose gas, this chapter introduces certain combinatorial structures. It analyses the asymptotic behaviour of empirical shape measures and of empirical path measures of N Brownian ... More


Accessing Accountability: Individual Versus Collective Voices 1

Jonathan Fox

in Accountability Politics: Power and Voice in Rural Mexico

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199208852
eISBN:
9780191709005
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199208852.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

This study compares innovations that encourage voice for accountability within two large-scale anti-poverty programs, Mexico's flagship welfare program, Oportunidades (formerly known as Progresa), ... More


Enforced Disarmament: From the Napoleonic Campaigns to the Gulf War

Philip Towle

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198206361
eISBN:
9780191677090
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198206361.001.0001
Subject:
History, World Modern History, Military History

Enforced disarmament has often been ignored by historians, diplomats, and strategic analysts. Yet the democracies have imposed some measure of disarmament on their enemies after every major victory ... More


The Politics of Labor in a Global Age: Continuity and Change in Late-Industrializing and Post-Socialist Economies

Christopher Candland and Rudra Sil (eds)

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199241149
eISBN:
9780191598920
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199241147.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This book analyses and compares recent shifts in patterns of industrial relations across late-industrializing and post-socialist economies. The book features chapters on labor relations at national, ... More


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