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Validating Concepts and Principles

Antulio J. Echevarria II

in Clausewitz and Contemporary War

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199231911
eISBN:
9780191716171
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199231911.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter discusses the method Clausewitz used in writing On War. Scholars have paid too little attention to his method in the past, and this oversight has contributed to the many ... More


Ties to Other Organizations: Why Mothers’ Most Useful Ties Were Not Always Social

Mario Luis Small

in Unanticipated Gains: Origins of Network Inequality in Everyday Life

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195384352
eISBN:
9780199869893
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195384352.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter examines not social but organizational ties: connections that, through their centers, mothers made to other organizations that possessed valuable resources. It finds that centers were ... More


The Identity Approach: Public Decision Making in Diverse Societies

Avigail Eisenberg

in Reasons of Identity: A Normative Guide to the Political and Legal Assessment of Identity Claims

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199291304
eISBN:
9780191710704
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199291304.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, Political Theory

This chapter provides an overview of the theoretical framework for interpreting and assessing identity claims developed in this book. It situates this project in relation to two widely held positions ... More


Who Really Votes?

Stephen Ansolabehere and Eitan Hersh

in Facing the Challenge of Democracy: Explorations in the Analysis of Public Opinion and Political Participation

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691151106
eISBN:
9781400840304
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691151106.003.0012
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

This chapter considers how voters are different from nonvoters with respect to their demographic and ideological attributes, and if election outcomes would change if everyone voted. It first explains ... More


Issues of Calibration, Validation, and Methodology

Roger White, Guy Engelen, and Inge Uljee

in Modeling Cities and Regions As Complex Systems: From Theory to Planning Applications

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780262029568
eISBN:
9780262331371
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262029568.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

Models of far from equilibrium thermodynamic systems such as cities, unlike those of classical systems, pose not only practical difficulties of calibration and validation, but also fundamental ... More


Unequal citizenship? The new social divisions of public welfare

Daniel Edmiston

in Welfare, Inequality and Social Citizenship: Deprivation and Affluence in Austerity Britain

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781447337461
eISBN:
9781447337508
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447337461.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

To establish the extent of continuity and change, the first section of this chapter outlines the historical and contemporary context from which the prevailing citizenship configuration has emerged in ... More


In or Out?: A Benchmark Theory of Support and Scepticism

Catherine E. De Vries

in Euroscepticism and the Future of European Integration

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780198793380
eISBN:
9780191835216
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198793380.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

This chapter introduces a benchmark theory of public opinion towards European integration. Rather than relying on generic labels like support or scepticism, the chapter suggests that public opinion ... More


Reactions to the Civility and Relevance of Negative Advertisements

Kim L. Fridkin and Patrick J. Kenney

in Taking Aim at Attack Advertising: Understanding the Impact of Negative Campaigning in U.S. Senate Races

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780190947569
eISBN:
9780190947606
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190947569.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

The findings presented in chapter 5 indicate people recognize and make distinctions about the relevance and civility of negative advertisements. Focus group respondents rated advertisements aired in ... More


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