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American Power, Neo‐liberal Economic Globalization, and Low‐Intensity Democracy: An Unstable Trinity

Barry K. Gills

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:
10.1093/0199240973.003.0016
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Argues that the US promotes a ‘low‐intensity democracy’, i.e. a formal electoral democracy that is not conducive to real economic progress for the majority, and is designed to facilitate the ... More


Charisma, Routinization, and Rastafari

Ennis Barrington Edmonds

in Rastafari: From Outcasts to Culture Bearers

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195133769
eISBN:
9780199834167
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195133765.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

Max Weber's theory of charisma and routinization is related to his concern with ideas as social forces, to his view of rationalization as the basis for human action and societal organization, and to ... More


Favoritism under Social Pressure

Ignacio Palacios-Huerta

in Beautiful Game Theory: How Soccer Can Help Economics

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691144023
eISBN:
9781400850310
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691144023.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, History of Economic Thought

This chapter examines the effect of social forces as determinants of behavior, in particular the role of social pressure as a determinant of corruption, through the lens of professional soccer. ... More


Prologue

JEFFREY C. ALEXANDER

in The Performance of Politics: Obama's Victory and the Democratic Struggle for Power

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199744466
eISBN:
9780199944163
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199744466.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

From the early 1930s, when Franklin D. Roosevelt created the New Deal during the Great Depression, to the mid-1960s, when Lyndon B. Johnson launched the Great Society during a much more affluent ... More


American Adolescent Religion in Social Context

Christian Smith and Melinda Lundquist Denton

in Soul Searching: The Religious and Spiritual Lives of American Teenagers

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2005
ISBN:
9780195180954
eISBN:
9780199835829
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019518095X.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter explores some of the major social forces and factors that shape the religious and spiritual lives of American teenagers. It is argued that understanding the religion and spirituality of ... More


Social Work Research: History, Organizational Roles, and the Influence of the National Institutes of Health

Ruth G. McRoy, Jerry P. Flanzer, and Joan Levy Zlotnik

in Building Research Culture and Infrastructure

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195399646
eISBN:
9780199932757
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195399646.003.0002
Subject:
Social Work, Research and Evaluation

Chapter Two provides an historical overview of national social work research capacity – building efforts, especially in the context of the roles of national social work organizations and the National ... More


The Influence of the Past

Irene W. Leigh

in A Lens on Deaf Identities

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195320664
eISBN:
9780199864584
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195320664.003.0005
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology, Developmental Psychology

This chapter reviews diverse deaf identities through the lens of historical perspectives. The focus is on the tenor of the times and the social forces related to selected historical events, ... More


The reality and importance of the executive self

William Hirstein

in Mindmelding: Consciousness, Neuroscience, and the Mind's Privacy

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199231904
eISBN:
9780191738319
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199231904.003.0008
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter argues that the ensemble of executive processes functions is highly unified as a result of several forces working on it. The primary force is dictated by their need to interact at ... More


Politics and Social Identity: The 1965–66 Violence and Its Aftermath

Robert W. Hefner

in The Political Economy of Mountain Java: An Interpretive History

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520069336
eISBN:
9780520913769
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520069336.003.0007
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

Social forces are realigning politics and identity in Java today. Driven by broad changes in the Indonesian state, recent developments have linked village to nation in a way unanticipated by ... More


The Promise of Sport

Peter Levine

in To Ebbets Field: Sport and the American-Jewish Experience

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195085556
eISBN:
9780199854042
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195085556.003.0002
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter examines the use of sport as social and political force to help facilitate the assimilation of Jewish immigrants and preserve the purity of an already endangered American stock. Social ... More


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