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Social Indicators: The EU and Social Inclusion

Tony Atkinson, Bea Cantillon, Eric Marlier, and Brian Nolan

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199253494
eISBN:
9780191595882
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199253498.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

Social indicators are an important tool for evaluating a country's level of social development and for assessing the impact of policy. Such indicators are already in use in investigating poverty and ... More


Social Indicators from a Member State Perspective

Tony Atkinson, Bea Cantillon, Eric Marlier, and Brian Nolan

in Social Indicators: The EU and Social Inclusion

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199253494
eISBN:
9780191595882
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199253498.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

In designing indicators for use in the EU monitoring process, a great deal can be learnt from the experience of member states in their national policies to combat social exclusion. Ch. 3 reviews, ... More


Coordination at the European Union Level

Tony Atkinson, Bea Cantillon, Eric Marlier, and Brian Nolan

in Social Indicators: The EU and Social Inclusion

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199253494
eISBN:
9780191595882
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199253498.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

The end result of the investigations carried out over the last 8 chapters is a list of 33 recommendations, which are printed in bold type, scattered throughout the book, and summarized at the end of ... More


Accelerating Democracy: Transforming Governance Through Technology

John O. McGinnis

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691151021
eISBN:
9781400845453
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691151021.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

Successful democracies throughout history have used the technology of their time to gather information for better governance. Our challenge is no different today, but it is more urgent because the ... More


Civil Society in British History: Ideas, Identities, Institutions

Jose Harris (ed.)

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199260201
eISBN:
9780191717352
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199260201.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Economic History

This book explores the many different strands in the language of civil society from the 16th to the 20th centuries. Through a series of case-studies it investigates the applicability of the term to a ... More


Linear Quadratic Approximations: An Introduction

Javier Díaz‐Giménez

in Computational Methods for the Study of Dynamic Economies

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199248278
eISBN:
9780191596605
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199248273.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics

This is a brief introduction to dynamic programming and the method of using linear quadratic (LQ) approximations to the return function; the method is an approximation because it computes the ... More


Churches and Social Matters in the Second World War

G.I.T. Machin

in Churches and Social Issues in Twentieth-Century Britain

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198217800
eISBN:
9780191678271
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198217800.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, History of Religion

The social challenges which had arisen to affect the Christian Churches in Britain in the 1930s and earlier continued to confront them during and after the Second World War. At the same time, the war ... More


Models for practice 2: community social work

Richard Pugh and Brain Cheers

in Rural social work: International perspectives

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861347213
eISBN:
9781447303305
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861347213.003.0007
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

This chapter looks at similarities among community-oriented practice, community social work, community work, and community intervention. It examines the ways in which rural social work can contribute ... More


Efficient Computations

Lars Peter Hansen and Thomas J. Sargent

in Recursive Models of Dynamic Linear Economies

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691042770
eISBN:
9781400848188
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691042770.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, History of Economic Thought

This chapter describes fast algorithms for computing the value function and optimal decision rule for the type of social planning problem to be described in Chapter 5. The chapter is organized as ... More


Churches and Social Issues, 1945–1960

G.I.T. Machin

in Churches and Social Issues in Twentieth-Century Britain

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198217800
eISBN:
9780191678271
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198217800.003.0006
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, History of Religion

The Christian Churches had been thoroughly bound up with the British effort during the Second World War, and were equally involved with the victory celebrations. Some of the social planning of the ... More


Technologies of Asian Development

Aaron Stephen Moore

in Constructing East Asia: Technology, Ideology, and Empire in Japan's Wartime Era, 1931-1945

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780804785396
eISBN:
9780804786690
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804785396.003.0003
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter examines the discourse around technology as it circulated among engineers and technology bureaucrats. Through an analysis of the writings and policies of Miyamoto Takenosuke, a ... More


The institutionalisation of Irish social research

Peter Murray and Maria Feeney

in Church, State and Social Science in Ireland: Knowledge Institutions and the Rebalancing of Power, 1937-73

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781526100788
eISBN:
9781526120823
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526100788.003.0005
Subject:
History, Social History

Chapter 5 returns the focus to the social sciences. The injection of resources into Ireland’s scientific research infrastructure at the end of the 1950s created two new social science research ... More


Social research and state planning

Peter Murray and Maria Feeney

in Church, State and Social Science in Ireland: Knowledge Institutions and the Rebalancing of Power, 1937-73

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781526100788
eISBN:
9781526120823
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526100788.003.0006
Subject:
History, Social History

Chapter 6 examines the relationship between the programming state and social research. Initial crisis conditions had enabled increased social spending to be left off the government programmers’ ... More


Against ‘Engineers of Human Souls’: Berlin’s Anti-Managerial Liberalism

Joshua L. Cherniss

in A Mind and its Time: The Development of Isaiah Berlin's Political Thought

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199673261
eISBN:
9780191751714
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199673261.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Political History

This chapter reveals opposition to tendencies towards scientistic and/or technocratic paternalism—a complex of ideas and inclinations identified here as ‘managerialism’—to have been central to ... More


The Uncanny Idea of Development

Upendra Baxi

in Human Rights in a Posthuman World

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780198061762
eISBN:
9780199080212
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198061762.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

This chapter discusses the Idea of Development, which appears to emerge variously. It looks at the twelve questions of ‘planned’ social change and reverts to some historical collections of ideas ... More


Legal Positivism as a Functional Explanation of Law

Kenneth M. Ehrenberg

in The Functions of Law

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780199677474
eISBN:
9780191758355
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199677474.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

Legal positivism generally views law as a genre of artifact. Hart’s de-emphasis on function is seen as a response to Fuller and Dworkin’s mistakes. The inclusive/exclusive debate is understood as ... More


Historical Determinism, Social Activism, and Predictions in the Social Sciences

Adolf Grünbaum

in Collected Works, Volume I: Scientific Rationality, the Human Condition, and 20th Century Cosmologies

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199989928
eISBN:
9780199346356
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199989928.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

Chapter expands on the Determinism vs. Indeterminism debate and explores whether a deterministic socio-political theory can consistently advocate a social activism with the aim of thereby bringing ... More


Urban Intervention Teams

Marc Schuilenburg

in The Securitization of Society: Crime, Risk, and Social Order

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479854219
eISBN:
9781479881956
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479854219.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

This chapter presents a case study on urban intervention teams. Intervention teams spring into action to deal with families if there are suspicions that things are going seriously wrong. It involves ... More


the moral

Paul Froese

in On Purpose: How We Create the Meaning of Life

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780199948901
eISBN:
9780190262884
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199948901.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The conclusion outlines the basic arguments of the book and provides a moral to the story. Every person can imagine a unique life purpose. The theoretical possibilities are seemingly unlimited, but ... More


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