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 Fashioning Freedom

Ann E. Cudd

in Analyzing Oppression

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2006
ISBN:
9780195187434
eISBN:
9780199786213
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195187431.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter focuses on overcoming oppression, focusing on how women can liberate themselves. Topics discussed include the two senses of freedom, breaking the vicious cycle of oppression, two serious ... More


Conclusion: William Petty's Political Science

Ted McCormick

in William Petty: And the Ambitions of Political Arithmetic

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199547890
eISBN:
9780191720529
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199547890.003.0010
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Economic History

The conclusion draws together several of the main themes of the book, arguing that political arithmetic can only be understood properly from the manuscripts he circulated in his lifetime, and in the ... More


Introduction

Robert B. Louden

in The World We Want: How and Why the Ideals of the Enlightenment Still Elude Us

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195321371
eISBN:
9780199869787
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195321371.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This introductory chapter begins with a discussion of Enlightenment philosophers, and how their strategies overlapped with and differed from “piecemeal social engineering”. The purpose of the book is ... More


From Social Policy to Social Engineering, 1870–1933

Derek J. Penslar

in Shylock's Children: Economics and Jewish Identity in Modern Europe

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520225909
eISBN:
9780520925847
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520225909.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter discusses social engineering as the most spectacular attempt of Jews to solve socioeconomic problems. The most familiar example of Jewish social engineering was the Zionist project that, ... More


The Power of Creativity

Bernard Cooke

in Power and the Spirit of God: Toward an Experience-Based Pneumatology

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780195174519
eISBN:
9780199835119
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195174518.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Though creation in the strict sense is beyond humans’ power, they can approximate it to a limited extent by what is known as ‘creativity’. Through inventiveness and artistic production, humans can ... More


Shariʿa and Social Engineering

R. Michael Feener

in Shariʿa and Social Engineering: The Implementation of Islamic Law in Contemporary Aceh, Indonesia

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199678846
eISBN:
9780191758072
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199678846.003.0009
Subject:
Law, Comparative Law

This final chapter builds on the empirical data presented in the chapters that precede it to develop a more sustained discussion of the idea of Shariʿa as a tool of social engineering in contemporary ... More


Housing and Social Engineering

Luigi Tomba

in The Government Next Door: Neighborhood Politics in Urban China

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452826
eISBN:
9780801455209
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452826.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Asian Politics

This chapter introduces the social and cultural engineering behind the two decades-long project of housing privatization and its wide-ranging impact on the redefinition of urban social distinction ... More


William Petty: And the Ambitions of Political Arithmetic

Ted McCormick

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199547890
eISBN:
9780191720529
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199547890.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Economic History

William Petty (1623–1687) was a founding figure in the history of social science, an architect of English colonial power in Ireland, and a champion of the new empirical and mechanical philosophy at ... More


Broadcasting and New Technologies: The Case of Japan

Michael Tracey

in The Decline and Fall of Public Service Broadcasting

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198159254
eISBN:
9780191673573
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198159254.003.0012
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

The immediate post-war development of broadcasting in Japan had to be viewed against the vast project in social engineering which was otherwise known as the Occupation. So today one has to look at ... More


Stalinist Repression, Modernity, and the Social Engineering Argument

David Shearer

in The Anatomy of Terror: Political Violence under Stalin

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199655663
eISBN:
9780191757518
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199655663.003.0007
Subject:
History, Political History, Social History

This chapter focuses on the mass operations, and distinguishes those from other repressive operations, such as party, state, military, and nationality purges during the late 1930s. It makes sense of ... More


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