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Mathematicians versus Practical Men: The Founding of the Advisory Committee for Aeronautics

David Bloor

in The Enigma of the Aerofoil: Rival Theories in Aerodynamics, 1909-1930

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226060941
eISBN:
9780226060934
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226060934.003.0002
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter focuses on the Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (ACA) and the arguments regarding whether it provided the best or the worst in the field of aeronautics. Since it was founded in 1909, ... More


Devolution and Communications Policy in Scotland

Philip Schlesinger

in Anglo-Scottish Relations, from 1900 to Devolution and Beyond

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263310
eISBN:
9780191734144
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263310.003.0014
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter illustrates how ‘most of the Holyrood political class has been reluctant to explore the boundaries between the devolved and the reserved’, even on less life-and-death issues such as ... More


The Statutes

SHABTAI ROSENNE

in Provisional Measures in International Law: The International Court of Justice and the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199268061
eISBN:
9780191699245
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199268061.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This chapter focuses on the Advisory Committee of Jurists (1920), which was concerned with the major issues of the organization and constitution of the Court, its composition, and its contentious ... More


Balance? The BBC in Northern Ireland, 1972–1978

Robert J. Savage

in The BBC's Irish troubles: Television, conflict and Northern Ireland

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780719087332
eISBN:
9781781708804
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719087332.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Television

This chapter examines how BBC television at both the regional and national level, addressed the continuing crisis in Northern Ireland. The chapter considers changes in the regional service and the ... More


Liberal Rationalism and Government Advisory Committees

Mark B. Brown

in Science in Democracy: Expertise, Institutions, and Representation

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262013246
eISBN:
9780262258647
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262013246.003.0033
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter draws attention to the liberal-rationalist image of representation and explains how this embodies the politics of government advisory committees. The discussion continues with reference ... More


Dividends

Angela N. H. Creager

in Life Atomic: A History of Radioisotopes in Science and Medicine

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780226017808
eISBN:
9780226017945
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226017945.003.0005
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Following World War II, the publication of accounts such as John Hersey’s Hiroshima (1946) documented the devastating effects of atomic weaponry on inhabitants of the two Japanese cities targeted by ... More


Towards Legalization: Constructing an International Court

Gleider I Hernández

in The International Court of Justice and the Judicial Function

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199646630
eISBN:
9780191747854
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199646630.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Public International Law, Legal Profession and Ethics

This chapter takes the reader through four important moments that were key in the creation of the Court as an institution. It briefly outlines the compromises arrived at during the 1899 and 1907 ... More


The Constitution

Keith Richotte Jr.

in Claiming Turtle Mountain's Constitution: The History, Legacy, and Future of a Tribal Nation's Founding Documents

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781469634517
eISBN:
9781469634531
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469634517.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Chapter seven details the adoption of the superintendent’s constitution, the various groups vying for power at the time, and the community’s reaction and decision on the Indian Reorganization Act. ... More


Dictating to the Mob: The History of the BBC Advisory Committee on Spoken English

Jürg R. Schwyter

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780198736738
eISBN:
9780191800399
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198736738.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, English Language

In the early years of the BBC under John Reith, its Advisory Committee on Spoken English (1926–39) was established to settle the pronunciation of doubtful words, particularly foreign words. But the ... More


Appointment Procedure

Tilmann Büttner

in Unified Patent Protection in Europe: A Commentary

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2021
ISBN:
9780198755463
eISBN:
9780191927706
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198755463.003.0055
Subject:
Law, Intellectual Property, IT, and Media Law

The appointment procedure has several phases in which both the Advisory Committee and subsequently the Administrative Committee become active until the candidate is appointed as a judge by the ... More


Fifty Years of Guardianship: The Committee for Simon Rodia’s Towers in Watts (CSRTW)

Jeanne S. Morgan

in Sabato Rodia's Towers in Watts: Art, Migrations, Development

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780823257966
eISBN:
9780823268924
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823257966.003.0012
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter focuses on the activities of the guardianship group known as the Committee for Simon Rodia's Towers in Watts (CSRTW). The group was founded in 1958 by William Cartwright and Nicholas ... More


The Meteorologists: Corralling the Research Agenda

Kristine C. Harper

in Make It Rain: State Control of the Atmosphere in Twentieth-Century America

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226437231
eISBN:
9780226437378
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226437378.003.0006
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter addresses the work of meteorologists during the 1950s as they focused on understanding the underlying physics of precipitation processes. The weather control juggernaut, however, ... More


Advising on the Super

Ken Young and Warner R. Schilling

in Super Bomb: Organizational Conflict and the Development of the Hydrogen Bomb

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781501745164
eISBN:
9781501745171
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501745164.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

This chapter looks into the business of campaigning for or against nuclear development. The Atomic Energy Commission (AEC) and its committees were at the epicenter of this debate. Here, the array of ... More


The Defence Research Committee, 1963–72

Jon Agar

in Scientific Governance in Britain, 1914-79

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780719090981
eISBN:
9781526115133
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719090981.003.0006
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

The Defence Research Committee (DRC) was the successor to the Defence Research Policy Committee (DRPC). This paper traces the history of the DRC and its influence on UK defence research programmes. ... More


US Congress: Controlling Weather Control

Kristine C. Harper

in Make It Rain: State Control of the Atmosphere in Twentieth-Century America

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226437231
eISBN:
9780226437378
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226437378.003.0004
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter discusses how US congressmen, especially Senator Clinton P. Anderson of New Mexico, attempted to regulate weather control as a potential weapon to use offensively against enemies, ... More


Agriculture

James McDermott

in British Military Service Tribunals, 1916–18: A Very Much Abused Body of Men

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719084775
eISBN:
9781781702673
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719084775.003.0005
Subject:
History, Military History

The period of Herbert Henry Asquith's administration saw the continuance of a prewar laissez-faire attitude towards agriculture, reflecting the political temperament of government, optimism that the ... More


Jane Schutt: May 22, 1963, Congressional Subcommittee, Washington, D.C.

Davis W. Houck and David E. Dixon

in Women and the Civil Rights Movement, 1954-1965

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604731071
eISBN:
9781604737608
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604731071.003.0025
Subject:
History, African-American History

Born on January 2, 1913, in Washington D.C., Jane Menefee Schutt was a lifelong activist who received her education from public schools and the Episcopal Church. Schutt attended George Washington ... More


An “American” Game of Football

Roger R. Tamte

in Walter Camp and the Creation of American Football

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780252041617
eISBN:
9780252050275
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252041617.003.0020
Subject:
Sociology, Sport and Leisure

In 1887, following a badly managed game between Princeton and Yale, the constitution of the Intercollegiate Football Association is amended by a diverse committee under Camp’s leadership comprising ... More


Ethical Judgment

in Contested Medicine: Cancer Research and the Military

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226465319
eISBN:
9780226465333
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226465333.003.0009
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter follows in detail Advisory Committee on Human Radiation Experiments (ACHRE)'s deliberations in the Eugene Saenger case. President Bill Clinton created the ACHRE to assess the history of ... More


Order from Chaos

Yanek Mieczkowski

in Eisenhower's Sputnik Moment: The Race for Space and World Prestige

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451508
eISBN:
9780801467936
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451508.003.0011
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter chronicles Eisenhower's efforts to establish a space civilian agency. Troubled by the military's scheme to establish space weapons systems, a civilian agency appealed to Eisenhower's ... More


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