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Analysing Flexibility and Stability in Co‐evolutionary Processes

Magnus Holmén and Maureen McKelvey

in Flexibility and Stability in the Innovating Economy

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2006
ISBN:
9780199290475
eISBN:
9780191603495
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199290474.003.0010
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic Systems

This chapter poses the question: How we can analyze, conceptually and empirically, whether or not certain types of change have occurred? It points out research areas to further address how, why, and ... More


The Rise of Causa R in Venezuela

Margarita López‐Maya

in The New Politics of Inequality in Latin America: Rethinking Participation and Representation

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198781837
eISBN:
9780191598968
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198781830.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

Causa R offered an alternative to the established parties in Venezuela that achieved considerable success as a result of both the major decentralization reforms of 1988 and then economic crises, ... More


The Concept of “Reform”

Tariq Ramadan

in Radical Reform: Islamic Ethics and Liberation

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195331714
eISBN:
9780191720987
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195331714.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter reflects on the notion of “reform” in Islam. It begins by discussing two concepts in Islamic sciences, drawn from scriptural sources, that directly refer to the ideas of “reform” and ... More


Worship and Devotion

Timothy Matovina

in Latino Catholicism: Transformation in America's Largest Church

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691139791
eISBN:
9781400839735
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691139791.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This chapter talks about how an insufficient number of clergy and liturgical leaders who actively promote Latinos' Good Friday, Marian, and other religious traditions keep Hispanic impact on communal ... More


Buildings, Faith, and Worship

Nigel Yates

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780198270133
eISBN:
9780191683916
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198270133.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Church History, History of Christianity

This is the first major study for over forty years of the liturgical arrangement of Anglican churches in the period between the Reformation and the Oxford Movement. The book is based both on ... More


 God and Country

David Domke and Kevin Coe

in The God Strategy: How Religion Became a Political Weapon in America

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195326413
eISBN:
9780199870431
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195326413.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter focuses on the second religious signal: fusing God and country. It examines four ways that presidents have fused God and country in their addresses: invoking the nation; setting the ... More


The Three Blessings: Boundaries, Censorship, and Identity in Jewish Liturgy

Yoel Kahn

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780195373295
eISBN:
9780199893294
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195373295.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

According to the Talmud (Menahot 43b), a Jewish man should give thanks each day “not having been made a gentile … a woman … nor a slave.” This study traces the history of this text in the Jewish ... More


United Kingdom Doctrine and Policy

Michael Quinlan

in Thinking About Nuclear Weapons: Principles, Problems, Prospects

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199563944
eISBN:
9780191721274
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199563944.003.00011
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter recalls the evolution of plans for UK nuclear-weapon capability from complete independence in the decade after World War II through the shift to US/UK cooperation, with reliance upon the ... More


Crawfish Bottom: Recovering a Lost Kentucky Community

Douglas A. Boyd

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780813134086
eISBN:
9780813135892
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813134086.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

A small neighborhood in north Frankfort, Kentucky, Crawfish Bottom was located on fifty acres of swampy land along the Kentucky River. “Craw's” reputation for vice, violence, moral corruption, and ... More


Ending and Renewal

Philip Kitcher and Richard Schacht

in Finding an Ending: Reflections on Wagner’s Ring

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195183603
eISBN:
9780199850457
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195183603.003.0022
Subject:
Music, Opera

Two of the five endings shown in Wagner’s Ring are evidently celebratory. Although this ecstatic mood is carried over two operas later, this chapter observes how these instances exhibit a deceptive ... More


Watergate as Democratic Ritual

Jeffrey C. Alexander

in The Meanings of Social Life: A Cultural Sociology

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195160840
eISBN:
9780199944156
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195160840.003.0019
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

This chapter considers the Watergate Scandal in the U.S. as a democratic ritual. It examines the how and why of the perception of Watergate and explains how it became a moral symbol. It describes ... More


Nomads and the Shaping of Central Asia: from the Early Iron Age to the Kushan period

CLAUDE RAPIN

in After Alexander: Central Asia before Islam

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263846
eISBN:
9780191734113
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263846.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter examines the role of the nomads in shaping the history of Central Asia during the period from the early Iron Age to the rule of the Kushan Empire. This study is based on the ... More


Metamorphoses of Tradition: the Athenian Anthesteri

S. C. Humphreys

in The Strangeness of Gods: Historical Perspectives on the Interpretation of Athenian Religion

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199269235
eISBN:
9780191710094
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199269235.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

This chapter gives a radically new account of the history of this festival. It is usually represented as a traditional ritual with origins in celebrations of new wine and an ancient All Souls’ Day. ... More


Statistical Models of Spike Trains

Liam Paninski, Emery N. Brown, Satish Iyengar, and Robert E. Kass

in Stochastic Methods in Neuroscience

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199235070
eISBN:
9780191715778
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199235070.003.0010
Subject:
Mathematics, Biostatistics

Spiking neurons make inviting targets for analytical methods based on stochastic processes: spike trains carry information in their temporal patterning, yet they are often highly irregular across ... More


Riding into the Sunset and Through to Dawn

Jeffrey Sonnenfeld

in The Hero’s Farewell: What Happens When CEOs Retire

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195065831
eISBN:
9780199854899
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195065831.003.0012
Subject:
Business and Management, Knowledge Management

The impact of a leader's exit from office demonstrates just how much leaders matter. A leader's late-career self-image, expressed in the departure style, fundamentally influences the firm's strategy ... More


Democratic Drift: Majoritarian Modification and Democratic Anomie in the United Kingdom

Matthew Flinders

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199271597
eISBN:
9780191709234
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199271597.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, UK Politics

Although there is no doubt that the constitution has been significantly reformed since the election of New Labour in May 1997 the degree to which these reforms have altered the nature of democracy in ... More


The Rise of Charismatic Catholicism in Latin America

Edward L. Cleary

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813036083
eISBN:
9780813038285
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813036083.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Religion

Much has been made of the dramatic rise of Protestantism in Latin America. Many view this as a sign that Catholicism's primacy in the region is at last beginning to wane. Overlooked by journalists ... More


A Grounded Identidad: Making New Lives in Chicago's Puerto Rican Neighborhoods

Merida M. Rua

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199760268
eISBN:
9780199950256
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199760268.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

In 1946 two distinct migrant groups arrived in the City of Neighborhoods from the island of Puerto Rico. One, a small group of University of Puerto Rico graduates who had earned scholarships to ... More


What works?: Evidence-based policy and practice in public services

Huw T.O. Davies, Sandra M. Nutley, and Peter C. Smith (eds)

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861341914
eISBN:
9781447304265
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861341914.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

What counts is what works – but how can we actually tell what works? And what can we do with such knowledge to influence policy and practice? As all parts of the public sector embrace ‘evidence’ as a ... More


Amid Famine and Death: Life and Blessing (47:12–Chap. 48): Amid Famine, Life (47:12–28)Amid Death: Blessing(47:29–Chap. 48)

Thomas L. Brodie

in Genesis as Dialogue: A Literary, Historical, and Theological Commentary

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195138368
eISBN:
9780199834037
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195138368.003.0040
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

Both episodes seem grim: great famine (Genesis 47:12–28), and Jacob's impending death (47:29–ch. 48). Yet, both conclude with suggestions of vitality. Joseph's takeover of the famine‐struck land, ... More


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