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The Sociology of Complex Equality

Adam Swift

in Pluralism, Justice, and Equality

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198280088
eISBN:
9780191599927
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198280084.003.0012
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Adam Swift examines the ways in which sociology can inform the study of distributive justice and equality, focusing specifically on the question of whether sociological literature supports Michael ... More


Campaign of Conversion

Aakash Singh Rathore and Ajay Verma

in B.R. Ambedkar: The Buddha and his Dhamma

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198068679
eISBN:
9780199081233
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198068679.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

This chapter provides narration of the Buddha' quest for the conversion of his subjects through sermons and words of enlightenment. Upon the achievement of enlightenment, Tathagata (enlightened One), ... More


He and His Contemporaries

Aakash Singh Rathore and Ajay Verma

in B.R. Ambedkar: The Buddha and his Dhamma

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198068679
eISBN:
9780199081233
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198068679.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

This chapter discusses the Blessed Lord's benefactors, believers, enemies, and critics. The chapter begins narratives of some of the people who were benefactors of Buddha. Among these benefactors ... More


“The Great Regulating Wheel” and Institutional Conversion

Eric Lomazoff

in Reconstructing the National Bank Controversy: Politics and Law in the Early American Republic

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780226579313
eISBN:
9780226579597
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226579597.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter examines the second of two changes within the Bank of the United States that would have downstream consequences for the debate over its constitutionality: its conversion from a purely ... More


The Effects of Historical Dalit Social Mobilization

Amit Ahuja

in Mobilizing the Marginalized: Ethnic Parties without Ethnic Movements

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780190916428
eISBN:
9780190916466
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190916428.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Much of the anticaste historical mobilization was aimed at social transformation. Did mobilization actually achieve this, though? To what extent can we measure the ideological penetration of ... More


A Thread through Halevi’s Maze

Ralph Lerner

in "Na"ive Readings": Reveilles Political and Philosophic

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780226353296
eISBN:
9780226353326
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226353326.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Judah Halevi, famous for poems of rare beauty and power in both Hebrew and Arabic, chose to present a comprehensive view of religious belief and practice in the form of a dramatic dialogue, commonly ... More


Christians in India

Ramin Jahanbegloo

in India Revisited: Conversations on Continuity and Change

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195689440
eISBN:
9780199080342
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195689440.003.0016
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

Christianity, the third largest religion in India, is the focus of this interview. According to Peter de Souza, one should understand Christianity historically in terms of waves. In the course of his ... More


The State as Religious Gatekeeper: Human Rights, Resistance, and Indian Anti-Conversion Laws

Amar Khoday

in Human Rights: India and the West

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
June 2015
ISBN:
9780199453528
eISBN:
9780199085361
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199453528.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Religious conversions in India inextricably implicate human rights. This chapter explores the legal and political aspects of the controversies surrounding such conversions. It argues that ... More


Evaluation of the Anti-Falungong Campaign

James W. Tong

in Revenge of the Forbidden City: The Suppression of the Falungong in China, 1999-2005

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195377286
eISBN:
9780199852567
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195377286.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter assesses the capacity and effectiveness of China's anti-Falungong efforts. It begins with an evaluation of the media campaign waged by the official television, radio, and national press, ... More


Whittaker Chambers and the Confessions of Ex-Communists

Nolan Bennett

in The Claims of Experience: Autobiography and American Democracy

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780190060695
eISBN:
9780190060725
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190060695.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory, American Politics

Chapter 5 places Whittaker Chambers’s 1952 Witness within the American panic over communism during the second Red Scare. In the late 1940s, Chambers took the stand before the House Un-American ... More


Germany’s Hot Summer

Robert S. Leiken

in Europe's Angry Muslims: The Revolt of The Second Generation

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
February 2015
ISBN:
9780195328974
eISBN:
9780190252748
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195328974.003.0012
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter examines the terrorist threats to Germany posed by native Germans trained in Pakistan and Afghanistan and the reaction in Germany to those threats. It considers the role of German ... More


The Special Relationship and the Rule of Law

Jedidiah J. Kroncke

in The Futility of Law and Development: China and the Dangers of Exporting American Law

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780190233525
eISBN:
9780190233549
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190233525.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Chapter 7 traces the intensification of America’s interest in China’s legal and political development during the 1930s and 1940s alongside the continued secularization of legal export work. The ... More


Conversion And Rescue: SURVIVAL STRATEGIES IN THE ARMENIAN GENOCIDE

Ugur Ümit Üngör

in Resisting Genocide: The Multiple Forms of Rescue

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780199333493
eISBN:
9780190235628
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199333493.003.0013
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter explores notions of rescue and conversion during the 1915 Armenian genocide committed by Ottoman Turkey. It argues that many cases of rescue were contingent upon conversion to Islam as a ... More


Linguistic Justice as Fair Cooperation

Philippe Van Parijs

in Linguistic Justice for Europe and for the World

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
February 2015
ISBN:
9780199208876
eISBN:
9780191803284
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199208876.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter examines how injustice can arise when one language is given a privileged status. More precisely, it considers three interpretations of the putative injustice generated or amplified by ... More


International Officials and the Rise of ISDS: A Historical Institutionalist Account

Taylor St John

in The Rise of Investor-State Arbitration: Politics, Law, and Unintended Consequences

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780198789918
eISBN:
9780191831553
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198789918.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter builds a new explanation for the rise of ISDS, drawing on the theoretical tradition of historical institutionalism. It begins with a general discussion of the promise of historical ... More


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