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Iain M. Banks

Paul Kincaid

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780252041013
eISBN:
9780252099564
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252041013.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This is the first book-length study of the entire oeuvre of Scottish novelist Iain Banks. While it concentrates on the science fiction as by Iain M. Banks, in particular his novels of the Culture, it ... More


Allocating Lending of Last Resort and Supervision in the Euro Area

Charles M. Kahn and João A. C. Santos

in Monetary Unions and Hard Pegs: Effects on Trade, Financial Development, and Stability

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
August 2004
ISBN:
9780199271405
eISBN:
9780191601200
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199271402.003.0017
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic Systems

The Maastricht Treaty created the European System of Central Banks and the European Central Bank (ECB) to head the system. The treaty entrusts the ECB with the responsibility for monetary policy, but ... More


The Speakership and the Rise of the Republican Party

Jeffery A. Jenkins and Charles Stewart III

in Fighting for the Speakership: The House and the Rise of Party Government

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691118123
eISBN:
9781400845460
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691118123.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter examines the Republican Party's efforts to organize the House of Representatives and build a lasting coalition following the election of Nathaniel Banks as Speaker in the 34th Congress. ... More


"Systemic Risk, Crises, and Macroprudential Regulation"

Xavier Freixas, José-Luis Peydró, and Luc Laeven

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780262028691
eISBN:
9780262328609
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262028691.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

Macroprudential regulation is the latest buzzword in economics but it means different things to different people. This book offers a framework to operationalize macroprudential policy. It defines ... More


Such a Revolution

Neil Rennie

in Far-Fetched Facts: The Literature of Travel and the Idea of the South Seas

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198186274
eISBN:
9780191674471
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198186274.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, American, 18th Century and Early American Literature

Early in 1787, Joseph Banks convinced the British government of the advantages for transplanting breadfruit from Tahiti to the West Indies. He believed that this almost paradisal plant could usefully ... More


“Where Am I to Go?”

Paul C. Gutjahr

in Charles Hodge: Guardian of American Orthodoxy

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199740420
eISBN:
9780199894703
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199740420.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, Church History

Chapter Twelve examines Hodge as he transitions from his Seminary graduation to his appointment to teach at Princeton Theological Seminary. After his seminary graduation, he joins his family in ... More


‘The Transit of the Caledonian Hemisphere’: Johnson and Boswell in an Age of Discovery

Pat Rogers

in Johnson and Boswell: The Transit of Caledonia

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198182597
eISBN:
9780191673832
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198182597.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

This chapter approaches both travel narratives — Johnson's Journey to the Western Islands of Scotland, and Boswell's Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides — in the context of the excitement generated by ... More


Hobby-Horse and Horn Dance

Ronald Hutton

in The Stations of the Sun: A History of the Ritual Year in Britain

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198205708
eISBN:
9780191676758
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205708.003.0008
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History, British and Irish Early Modern History

Every May Day, two hobby-horses dance their way through the Cornish coastal town of Padstow, representing different halves of the community. For 12 hours they move around separate circuits, each led ... More


Science Fiction and Empire

Patricia Kerslake

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846310249
eISBN:
9781846314018
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846314018
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This book is about the human desire to experiment with empire. In the past it was done with real soldiers and expeditions and slaves and trade and misery and force. In the future it will be done with ... More


Monetary Downturn Compounds Trade Woes: May–June 1982

John Greenwood

in Hong Kong's Link to the US Dollar: Origins and Evolution

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622098909
eISBN:
9789882207004
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622098909.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

The global recession in 1980–82 led to a sharp downturn in Hong Kong's external trade. Together with the delayed adjustments in Hong Kong Association of Banks (HKAB) interest rates, these conditions ... More


Capital Markets Union in Europe

Danny Busch, Emilios Avgouleas, and Guido Ferrarini (eds)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
July 2018
ISBN:
9780198813392
eISBN:
9780191851582
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198813392.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Company and Commercial Law, EU Law

This book analyses the legal and economic implications of the European Commission's plans to form a Capital Markets Union (CMU) in Europe, which will have a major impact on financial markets and ... More


Introduction: Smeathmania

Deirdre Coleman

in Henry Smeathman, the Flycatcher: Natural History, Slavery, and Empire in the Late Eighteenth Century

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781786940537
eISBN:
9781789629132
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781786940537.003.0001
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

The Introduction describes the setting up of Smeathman’s collecting expedition in London in 1771, including details of his main sponsors, Dru Drury, Joseph Banks, and the Quaker physician John ... More


Prodigal Returns

Deirdre Coleman

in Henry Smeathman, the Flycatcher: Natural History, Slavery, and Empire in the Late Eighteenth Century

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781786940537
eISBN:
9781789629132
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781786940537.003.0009
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

After nearly nine years’ absence Smeathman returns to London in late 1779. Since he sent his subscribers mainly insects from West Africa, they are unhappy with him, and he argues with Banks, now ... More


Global Governance and Development

José Antonio Ocampo (ed.)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780198785941
eISBN:
9780191827648
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198785941.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

As the world becomes increasingly globalized, the need for governments to continually cooperate structures has become irreversible. This book looks critically at global governance structures in the ... More


Rules of War and Later Military Confiscation

John Syrett

in The Civil War Confiscation Acts: Failing to Reconstruct the South

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780823224890
eISBN:
9780823240852
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823224890.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

The military's participation in confiscation occurred during a period of critical discussion about the rules of war. When the Civil War began, the Union forces possessed no adequate military code to ... More


On the Borderline? Canadian Activism in the Grand Banks

Christopher C. Joyner

in Governing High Seas Fisheries: The Interplay of Global and Regional Regimes

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198299493
eISBN:
9780191685729
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198299493.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

On March 9, 1995, Canadian fishery authorities boarded and arrested a Spanish-registered vessel in the Grand Banks. This international incident sparked a diplomatic confrontation between Canada and ... More


The Fed’s Organization For Policy

Stephen H. Axilrod

in The Federal Reserve: What Everyone Needs to Know

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199934485
eISBN:
9780199345786
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199934485.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics

This chapter provides an overview of the Fed's policy structure. It addresses the following questions: Where does responsibility for monetary policy decisions reside in the Fed? What does the Federal ... More


No Laughing Matter: Thomas Beddoes, Sr. (1760–1808)

Kenneth R. Johnston

in Unusual Suspects: Pitt's Reign of Alarm and the Lost Generation of the 1790s

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199657803
eISBN:
9780191771576
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199657803.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

In 1792, Thomas Beddoes, Sr. was nominated by the Oxford University chancellor to become the first holder of its Regius chair in Chemistry. But political blacklisting by anonymous detractors ... More


Prosecutorial Discretion: Power and Privilege

Angela J. Davis

in Arbitrary Justice: The Power of the American Prosecutor

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195384734
eISBN:
9780199852369
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195384734.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter presents three cases that demonstrate the wide-ranging power and discretion of the American prosecutor. In each case, the prosecutor's actions deeply influenced the lives of the accused. ... More


Conservatives Versus Wildcats: A Sociology of Financial Conflict

Simone Polillo

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780804785099
eISBN:
9780804785556
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804785099.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Economic Sociology

Common understandings of money, credit, and banking, rely on notions of efficiency--how well they work in allocating resources and coordinating economic activities. This book, by contrast, focuses on ... More


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