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The EU's Decision Traps: Comparing Policies

Gerda Falkner (ed.)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199596225
eISBN:
9780191729140
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199596225.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, European Union, International Relations and Politics

Fritz W. Scharpf's renowned joint‐decision trap model has suggested that the requirements of (nearly) unanimous decisions in the EU's Council of Ministers, combined with conflicting preferences among ... More


ELECTRONS IN DENSE HE GAS

A.F. Borghesani

in Ions and electrons in liquid helium

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199213603
eISBN:
9780191707421
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199213603.003.0025
Subject:
Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials

This chapter explains why the dynamics and evolution of the formation of electron bubbles has been investigated by looking at how the electron mobility changes as a function of the density of helium ... More


Organizational Traps: Leadership, Culture, Organizational Design

Chris Argyris

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199586165
eISBN:
9780191702426
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199586165.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies, Strategy

This book questions why organizations often do not function effectively, focusing on leadership, cultural change, and organizational design. It considers how organizations often espouse a particular ... More


Introduction

Chris Argyris

in Organizational Traps: Leadership, Culture, Organizational Design

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199586165
eISBN:
9780191702426
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199586165.003.0008
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies, Strategy

This introductory chapter begins with brief a discussion of how we are trapped by behaviour patterns that exist at all levels of organizations. Traps are created when the problems to be solved are ... More


Unpacking Accountability Politics 1

Jonathan Fox

in Accountability Politics: Power and Voice in Rural Mexico

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199208852
eISBN:
9780191709005
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199208852.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

This concluding chapter explores several general conceptual propositions, in an effort to contribute to future research that will ‘map’ accountability pathways with greater precision. Empowerment is ... More


Collective Leadership in Leaderless Europe: A Sceptical View

Dionyssis G. Dimitrakopoulos

in Leaderless Europe

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199535026
eISBN:
9780191715860
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199535026.003.0016
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, European Union

Collective leadership is about choosing priorities and resolving conflicts by a group of actors through compromise. However, it weakens clarity, speed, and uniformity of decisions and blurs ... More


Introduction: Inhibited Consensual Leadership within an Interdependent Confederal Europe

Jack Hayward

in Leaderless Europe

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199535026
eISBN:
9780191715860
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199535026.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, European Union

Piecemeal power-sharing by nation statesmen has inconspicuously promoted incremental complex change over time, and this has produced outcomes of imprecise parentage. The result is a polycentric ... More


The problem of snares

Vernon Reynolds

in The Chimpanzees of the Budongo Forest: Ecology, Behaviour and Conservation

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198515463
eISBN:
9780191705656
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198515463.003.0010
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

Of the 49 non-infant chimpanzees in the community, 16 have injuries resulting from being caught in snares. The background to snaring is described: local hunters set snares in the forest to catch ... More


In and Out of EU Decision Traps: Comparative Perspectives

Gerda Falkner

in The EU's Decision Traps: Comparing Policies

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199596225
eISBN:
9780191729140
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199596225.003.0014
Subject:
Political Science, European Union, International Relations and Politics

The book's concluding chapter offers a metalevel analysis, revisiting each of the mechanisms that may facilitate an exit from the EU's joint-decision trap or similar pitfalls. The findings show that ... More


Towards a Dynamics of Modularity: A Cyclical Model of Technical Advance

Henry Chesbrough

in The Business of Systems Integration

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199263233
eISBN:
9780191718847
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199263233.003.0010
Subject:
Business and Management, Strategy

Our understanding of the interaction between technological structure and organizational structure has made many advances. This chapter argues that a more dynamic conception of the relationship is ... More


Introduction: The EU's Decision Traps and their Exits: A Concept for Comparative Analysis

Gerda Falkner

in The EU's Decision Traps: Comparing Policies

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199596225
eISBN:
9780191729140
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199596225.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, European Union, International Relations and Politics

The introductory chapter outlines the conceptual tools used throughout the volume. It presents, in brief, the original model of the joint-decision trap and the developments that ensued after its ... More


Animal Architecture

Mike Hansell

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198507529
eISBN:
9780191709838
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198507529.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

Construction behaviour occurs across the entire spectrum of the animal kingdom and affects the survival of both builders and other organisms associated with them. This book provides a comprehensive ... More


NONNEUTRAL PLASMAS

V. E. Fortov, I. T. Iakubov, and A. G. Khrapak

in Physics of Strongly Coupled Plasma

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199299805
eISBN:
9780191714948
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199299805.003.0010
Subject:
Physics, Nuclear and Plasma Physics

This chapter discusses nonneutral plasmas, which are plasmas consisting of particles with a single sign of charge. Nonneutral plasmas provide some unique research opportunities that are not available ... More


The Trap

Phillip Brown, Hugh Lauder, and David Ashton

in The Global Auction: The Broken Promises of Education, Jobs, and Incomes

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199731688
eISBN:
9780199944125
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199731688.003.0024
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

This chapter looks at the concept of the opportunity trap. It shows that opportunity has previously bonded the individual to society, but is now a source of intense social conflict. The chapter also ... More


Avoiding the Trap

Noel Maurer

in The Empire Trap: The Rise and Fall of U.S. Intervention to Protect American Property Overseas, 1893-2013

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691155821
eISBN:
9781400846603
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691155821.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, International

This chapter examines how the Democratic opponents of imperial expansion prevented the emergence of an empire trap in the Philippines and occupied Cuba. The McKinley administration annexed the ... More


Falling Back In

Noel Maurer

in The Empire Trap: The Rise and Fall of U.S. Intervention to Protect American Property Overseas, 1893-2013

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691155821
eISBN:
9781400846603
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691155821.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, International

This chapter explores how the United States' return to the empire trap played out, starting with Franklin Roosevelt in Mexico through Eisenhower in Guatemala and faraway Iran. Under Franklin ... More


The Empire Trap and the Cold War

Noel Maurer

in The Empire Trap: The Rise and Fall of U.S. Intervention to Protect American Property Overseas, 1893-2013

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691155821
eISBN:
9781400846603
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691155821.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, International

This chapter analyzes how the empire trap continued to drive policy in the context of the worldwide contest with the Soviet Union. The Cold War had two opposing effects on the empire trap. On one ... More


The Empire Trap in the Twenty-first Century

Noel Maurer

in The Empire Trap: The Rise and Fall of U.S. Intervention to Protect American Property Overseas, 1893-2013

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691155821
eISBN:
9781400846603
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691155821.003.0011
Subject:
Economics and Finance, International

This chapter reviews the patterns of U.S. government intervention on behalf of its citizens' overseas property rights over the course of the twentieth century. The point of departure was the ... More


Public Capital and Poverty Traps

Pierre-Richard Agénor

in Public Capital, Growth and Welfare: Analytical Foundations for Public Policy

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691155807
eISBN:
9781400845392
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691155807.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter focuses on the role that public capital may play in helping a poor country escape from a poverty trap, that is, a low-growth equilibrium. The focus of the discussion is on the ... More


The Promise—and Limits—of Embedded Cosmopolitanism: Restraint, ‘The Enemy’, and the Problem of Incompatible Communities

Toni Erskine

in Embedded Cosmopolitanism: Duties to Strangers and Enemies in a World of 'Dislocated Communities'

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264379
eISBN:
9780191734410
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264379.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter discusses the promise and limits of an embedded cosmopolitanism position by placing it in the context of war. This is where popular particularist appeals to care and consensus have ... More


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