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Justice, Posterity, and the Environment

Wilfred Beckerman and Joanna Pasek

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199245086
eISBN:
9780191598784
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199245088.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

In rich countries, environmental problems are seen as problems of prosperity. In poor countries, they are seen as problems of poverty. This is because the environmental problems in poor ... More


Iran

Antony Black

in A World History of Ancient Political Thought

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199281695
eISBN:
9780191713101
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199281695.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

The Achaemenid dynasty based its legitimacy on its relationship to the Zoroastrian deity. It saw its functions as the promotion of ‘love of truth’ and agricultural prosperity. They allowed the ... More


Righteous Riches: The Word of Faith Movement in Contemporary African American Religion

Milmon F. Harrison

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780195153132
eISBN:
9780199784578
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195153138.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Does God want us to be wealthy? Many people believe that God offers not only eternal joy in the hereafter but also material blessings in the here and now. Other Christians see this “prosperity ... More


Pillars of Prosperity: The Political Economics of Development Clusters

Timothy Besley and Torsten Persson

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691152684
eISBN:
9781400840526
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691152684.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, History of Economic Thought

“Little else is required to carry a state to the highest degree of opulence from the lowest barbarism, but peace, easy taxes, and a tolerable administration of justice; all the rest being brought ... More


US Democracy Promotion: Realist Reflections

Randall L. Schweller

in American Democracy Promotion: Impulses, Strategies, and Impacts

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199240975
eISBN:
9780191598999
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199240973.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Offers an appraisal of the democratic peace theory from the perspective of both classical and structural realism. It argues that while democracy can ameliorate some of the causes of war cited by ... More


What Is “Sustainable Prosperity for All” in the Catholic Social Tradition?

Andrew M. Yuengert

in The True Wealth of Nations: Catholic Social Thought and Economic Life

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199739813
eISBN:
9780199866120
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199739813.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter discusses the character of “sustainable prosperity for all”. Although the Catholic social tradition is reluctant to give unqualified practical advice about how to achieve prosperity, it ... More


Conclusions

Mary Ellen O'Connell

in The Power and Purpose of International Law: Insights from the Theory and Practice of Enforcement

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195368949
eISBN:
9780199871100
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195368949.003.0011
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

International law supports order in the world and the attainment of humanity's fundamental goals of peace, prosperity, respect for human rights, and protection of the natural environment. These goals ... More


The Everlasting Empire: The Political Culture of Ancient China and Its Imperial Legacy

Yuri Pines

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691134956
eISBN:
9781400842278
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691134956.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

Established in 221 BCE, the Chinese empire lasted for 2,132 years before being replaced by the Republic of China in 1912. During its two millennia, the empire endured internal wars, foreign ... More


Postwar Consumer Credit: Borrowing for Prosperity

Louis Hyman

in Debtor Nation: The History of America in Red Ink

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691140681
eISBN:
9781400838400
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691140681.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter examines postwar consumer credit. Many in the postwar United States achieved a material prosperity that, in debt's absence, they could not have attained. Indeed, this postwar prosperity ... More


 Standing on the Word: Pentecostal Theologies

Ogbu Kalu

in African Pentecostalism: An Introduction

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195340006
eISBN:
9780199867073
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195340006.003.0017
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This chapter begins with a discussion of the relationship between African Pentecostalism and fundamentalism. It then discusses prosperity theology, prosperity in African imagination and theology, ... More


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