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A ‘pivotal moment’? Education policy in England, 2005

Alan Dyson, Kirstin Kerr, and Mel Ainscow

in Social Policy Review 18: Analysis and debate in social policy, 2006

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861348449
eISBN:
9781447303459
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861348449.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

This chapter argues that the Labour government reached a pivotal point in its third term, in relation to its two long-standing objectives of raising educational performance, while also reducing ... More


Absence of Action

Randolph Clarke

in Omissions: Agency, Metaphysics, and Responsibility

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780199347520
eISBN:
9780199347544
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199347520.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, General

This chapter advances the view that an absence of an action—and, in general, any absence—is nothing at all: there is nothing that is an absence. Nevertheless, it can result from prior events that one ... More


The Accumulation of Capital

John Hicks

in Capital and Time: A Neo-Austrian Theory

Published in print:
1987
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198772866
eISBN:
9780191596414
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198772866.003.0014
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics

The idea of a capital aggregate was not really used in Part II of this book. This chapter looks at what would happen if capital aggregates were used; or at least to examine what would have happened ... More


Achieving Better Health Outcomes Through Innovative Strategies and Results-focused Interventions

Collins Chansa, Mirja Sjoblom, and Monique Vledder

in Zambia: Building Prosperity from Resource Wealth

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780199660605
eISBN:
9780191749179
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199660605.003.0016
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter reviews the financing, health status, and key challenges to attaining better health outcomes and universal health coverage in Zambia. The evidence we have presented tell us that there ... More


The Aggregation of Intentional Attitudes

Christian List and Philip Pettit

in Group Agency: The Possibility, Design, and Status of Corporate Agents

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199591565
eISBN:
9780191725494
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199591565.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

It may be possible in principle for a group to constitute an agent, meeting the conditions set out in Chapter 1. But how can it do so in practice? In particular, how can it do so, assuming that the ... More


Alpha and Omega

W. Gregory Monahan

in Let God Arise: The War and Rebellion of the Camisards

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199688449
eISBN:
9780191767708
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199688449.003.0014
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

This chapter analyzes the diaspora of the Camisard prophets that led to the memoirs and accounts that are so important to the book, including the dramatic escape by Abraham Mazel from the Tower of ... More


The Amazing Success of Statistical Prediction Rules

Michael A Bishop and J. D. Trout

in Epistemology and the Psychology of Human Judgment

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780195162295
eISBN:
9780199835539
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195162293.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter discusses Statistical Prediction Rules (SPRs) and provides an explanation for their success. SPRs are simple, formal rules that have been shown to be typically more reliable, than the ... More


Analysing Democratic Qualities

Leonardo Morlino

in Changes for Democracy: Actors, Structures, Processes

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199572533
eISBN:
9780191731082
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199572533.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization, Comparative Politics

The chapter addresses the question of the best method for identifying and analysing democratic qualities in various countries within a process of deepening or of weakening. It first suggests a ... More


Analysing Domestic Adaptation to European Integration Empirically

Thomas Winzen

in Constitutional Preferences and Parliamentary Reform: Explaining National Parliaments' Adaptation to European Integration

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2017
ISBN:
9780198793397
eISBN:
9780191835223
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198793397.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, European Union

This chapter analyses variation in the strength of national parliaments’ oversight institutions across countries, and in the likelihood of reforms of oversight institutions in response to reform ... More


Analytical approaches to time‐ and length scales in models of glasses

Silvio Franz and Guilhem Semerjian

in Dynamical Heterogeneities in Glasses, Colloids, and Granular Media

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199691470
eISBN:
9780191729799
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199691470.003.0012
Subject:
Physics, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics

The goal of this chapter is to review recent analytical results about the growth of a (static) correlation length in glassy systems, and the connection that can be made between this length scale and ... More


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