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Social Structure

Jan‐Erik Lane, David McKay, and Kenneth Newton

in Political Data Handbook: OECD Countries

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780198280538
eISBN:
9780191601934
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019828053X.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Reference

This section presents statistics on the social structure in OECD countries. It features tables on ethno-linguistic structure, religious structure, income distribution, labour force, migration, index ... More


War in Social Thought: Hobbes to the Present

Hans Joas and Wolfgang Knöbl

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691150840
eISBN:
9781400844746
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691150840.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Theory

This book provides a sweeping critical history of social theories about war and peace from Thomas Hobbes to the present. It presents both a broad intellectual history and an original argument as it ... More


Out from the Shadows: Analytical Feminist Contributions to Traditional Philosophy

Sharon L. Crasnow and Anita M. Superson (eds)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199855469
eISBN:
9780199932788
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199855469.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy

Philosophy is by its very nature a critical discipline. Due to its critical nature, all philosophy is progressive, building on the lessons of the past, offering new ways of thinking about the present ... More


An Alternative Modernity: Mill on Capitalism and the Quality of Life

Nadia Urbinati

in John Stuart Mill and the Art of Life

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780195381245
eISBN:
9780199869213
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195381245.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, General

The chapter shows how the dialogue with ancient moral philosophy prompted John Stuart Mill's reflection on modernity. To cultivate the “quality of life”—a Millian expression that echoes Aristotle's ... More


Development and the Politics of Knowledge: A Critical Interpretation of the Social Role of Modernization Theories in the Development of the Third World

Tariq Banuri

in Dominating Knowledge: Development, Culture, and Resistance

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198286943
eISBN:
9780191684531
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198286943.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental, Economic Systems

This chapter argues that the intellectual dominance of the Western model has derived not from its inherent and unequivocal superiority but rather from the political dominance of those who believe in ... More


Human Nature and the Limits of Human Possibility

Gillian Barker

in Beyond Biofatalism: Human Nature for an Evolving World

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231171885
eISBN:
9780231540391
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231171885.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

Evolutionary psychologists have argued that evolved human nature sets strict limits on what kinds of human society are possible--in particular, that attempts to overcome racism, gender inequity, ... More


Valuing Change

Gillian Barker

in Beyond Biofatalism: Human Nature for an Evolving World

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231171885
eISBN:
9780231540391
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231171885.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

Evolutionary thinkers have often argued that evolved human nature means that many kinds of social change can come only at a cost. Their thinking about what counts as a cost and what as a benefit, ... More


The Cost of Change

Gillian Barker

in Beyond Biofatalism: Human Nature for an Evolving World

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231171885
eISBN:
9780231540391
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231171885.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

Evolutionary psychologists have argued that many social changes that reformers have advocated would come only at intolerable cost, because of the limits imposed by evolved human nature. The costs ... More


EPILOGUE: Future Shot

J. Bronner Simon

in Killing Tradition: Inside Hunting and Animal Rights Controversies

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813125282
eISBN:
9780813135007
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813125282.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

This section deals with the promises in the future of both hunting heritage advocates and animal rights activists, wherein their message will broaden, using modernity as a common oppugnant force. It ... More


Social Progress in Britain

Anthony F. Heath

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780198805489
eISBN:
9780191843556
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198805489.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

Social Progress in Britain examines how much progress has made in the years since Sir William Beveridge described the ‘five giants on the road to reconstruction’—the giants of Want, Disease, ... More


The Protestant Divide

Larry A. Witham

in Who Shall Lead Them?: The Future of Ministry in America

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195315936
eISBN:
9780199851089
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195315936.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter examines divisions in the Protestant clergy in the United States. Historians calls this divide a two-party system and refer to it as a split between private salvation and social ... More


American Science, Scientific Method, and Social Progress

Albert E. Moyer

in A Scientist's Voice in American Culture: Simon Newcomb and the Rhetoric of Scientific Method

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520076891
eISBN:
9780520912137
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520076891.003.0006
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter examines Newcomb's perception of the institutional deficiencies of American science and his resulting call for wider public support of science. Seeking to convince the citizenry of the ... More


Synthesis: The Modernization of Politics and Society

Hans Blokland

in Modernization and Its Political Consequences: Weber, Mannheim, and Schumpeter

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300110814
eISBN:
9780300134827
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300110814.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter studies the main themes among Weber, Mannheim, and Schumpeter. The first is the rationalization perspective, where they believe that capitalism is the most relevant driving force behind ... More


On Progress

Philip Kitcher

in Performance and Progress: Essays on Capitalism, Business, and Society

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780198744283
eISBN:
9780191805691
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198744283.003.0009
Subject:
Business and Management, Corporate Governance and Accountability

This chapter offers a general approach to the concept of progress, illustrating it by two examples. The first focuses on the least controversial instance of progress, in the domain of the natural ... More


Evolution and the idea of social Progress

Michael Ruse

in Biology and Ideology from Descartes to Dawkins

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226608402
eISBN:
9780226608426
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226608426.003.0011
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

In evolutionary theory, the idea of organic evolution is linked to the social doctrine or ideology of progress. This chapter explores the relationship between evolution and the idea of social ... More


Peaks and Progress: Alpine Reveries, Bourgeois Dreams, and National Fantasies

Tait Keller

in Apostles of the Alps: Mountaineering and Nation Building in Germany and Austria, 1860-1939

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469625034
eISBN:
9781469625058
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469625034.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter shows how bourgeois values colored the Eastern Alps in the late nineteenth century. During this time, Germany and Austria witnessed the formation of a powerful middle class whose ... More


The Dialectics of Oppression and Empowerment

James I. Charlton

in Nothing About Us Without Us: Disability Oppression and Empowerment

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520207950
eISBN:
9780520925441
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520207950.003.0009
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

Dialectics is predicated on something we know intuitively, that everything in life—politics, economics, art and culture, our individual beliefs and our very psyches—is constantly in flux. Dialectics ... More


Progress in Tackling Beveridge’s Five Giants: The Successes and Limitations of Social Reform

Anthony F. Heath, Elisabeth Garratt, Ridhi Kashyap, Yaojun Li, and Lindsay Richards

in Social Progress in Britain

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780198805489
eISBN:
9780191843556
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198805489.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

The concluding chapter of the book summarizes the evidence about social progress in Britain, and the extent to which Britain has been successful in tackling Beveridge’s five giants. It shows how ... More


Eloquence and Reason: Creating a First Amendment Culture

Robert L. Tsai

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300117233
eISBN:
9780300151879
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300117233.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This book presents a theory of the First Amendment's development. During the twentieth century, Americans gained trust in its commitments, turned the First Amendment into an instrument for social ... More


Dilemmas of Social Democracy

in The Library and the Workshop: Social Democracy and Capitalism in the Knowledge Age

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804762632
eISBN:
9780804772921
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804762632.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter establishes a framework for understanding the Third Way in the context of the history of social democracy and capitalism, explaining that the fundamental paradox of social democracy is ... More


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