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The Meaning and Significance of New Religious Movements

Lorne L. Dawson

in Teaching New Religious Movements

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195177299
eISBN:
9780199785537
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195177299.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

While the number of people involved in new religious movements (NRMs) is small, the attention they have received in the popular media and academic discourse suggest a greater significance. In the ... More


Conclusion: Racism, Religion, and Responsible Scholarship

Stephen R. Haynes

in Noah's Curse: The Biblical Justification of American Slavery

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195142792
eISBN:
9780199834280
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195142799.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

The book's conclusion suggests that those who study the relationship of religion and racism must avoid the dual pitfalls of assuming that religious belief is irrelevant for comprehending contemporary ... More


The Problem of Enforcement Error

Randy E. Barnett

in The Structure of Liberty: Justice and the Rule of Law

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198297291
eISBN:
9780191598777
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198297297.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

The problem of enforcement error arises when using power to achieve compliance with justice and the rule of law increases the costs imposed by erroneous judgements on the innocent. Because the use of ... More


Human Rights and Social Justice in a Global Perspective: An Introduction to International Social Work

Susan C. Mapp

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195313451
eISBN:
9780199893423
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195313451.001.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

An overview of international human rights and social justice, this introductory text focuses on current global problems of pressing concern for social workers. It addresses topics such as healthcare, ... More


The global burden of alcohol consumption

Thomas Babor, Harold Holder, Raul Caetano, Ross Homel, Sally Casswell, Michael Livingston, Griffith Edwards, Esa Österberg, Norman Giesbrecht, Jürgen Rehm, Kathryn Graham, Robin Room, Joel Grube, Ingeborg Rossow, and Linda Hill

in Alcohol: No Ordinary Commodity: Research and Public Policy

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199551149
eISBN:
9780191720642
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199551149.003.004
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter describes the enormous range of alcohol-related consequences within two broad categories: alcohol's contribution to the burden of illness carried by individuals and societies; and ... More


Crime, Law, and Group Politics in Two Urban Locales

Lisa L. Miller

in The Perils of Federalism: Race, Poverty, and the Politics of Crime Control

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195331684
eISBN:
9780199867967
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195331684.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter begins with a discussion of the need to re-vision political mobilization and interest group activity through the lens provided by politicized urban neighborhoods. The scholarly emphasis ... More


Citizenship through Participation

Lisa L. Miller

in The Perils of Federalism: Race, Poverty, and the Politics of Crime Control

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195331684
eISBN:
9780199867967
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195331684.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter explores in more detail the nature and quality of interaction citizen groups have with the policy process in the two urban locales studied. In particular, the chapter addresses the two ... More


Theories and Evidence Supporting Development of the Taking Charge Group Curriculum

Mary Beth Harris and Cynthia Franklin

in Taking Charge: A School-Based Life Skills Program for Adolescent Mothers

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195172942
eISBN:
9780199893249
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195172942.003.0002
Subject:
Social Work, Communities and Organizations, Children and Families

This chapter explains the theoretical and empirical basis of the Taking Charge group curriculum, including its developmental and strengths-based, solution-focused frameworks, and the life skills ... More


Immigration without Integration

Sam Cherribi

in In the House of War: Dutch Islam Observed

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199734115
eISBN:
9780199866113
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199734115.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter focuses on the politics of migration and the Dutch paradox of integration. The more the first generation of migrants became absorbed into the Dutch welfare context, and the more they ... More


Communities, Coercive Mobility, and Public Safety

Todd R. Clear

in Imprisoning Communities: How Mass Incarceration Makes Disadvantaged Neighborhoods Worse

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195305791
eISBN:
9780199943944
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195305791.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

This chapter argues that high levels of incarceration can damage social networks and social capital, increasing disorganization by impeding other forms of control. It explains that high incarceration ... More


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