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Introduction: An Old Legend and a New Legacy

in The Nazi Symbiosis: Human Genetics and Politics in the Third Reich

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226891767
eISBN:
9780226891798
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226891798.003.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter discusses the theme of this book, which is the “Faustian bargain” made by biomedical professionals in Germany with the officials of the Nazi state. The book examines why and how this ... More


Just Sign Here: Faustian Pacts, Demons, and Chaos

Jack Fennell

in Rough Beasts: The Monstrous in Irish Fiction, 1800-2000

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781789620344
eISBN:
9781789623741
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Discontinued
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781789620344.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Mythology and Folklore

This chapter looks at Irish works featuring deals with the Devil, as well as folktales and texts concerning encounters with demonic beings. Herein are considered multiple kinds of Devil (i.e. the ... More


The Devil's Directors at Dahlem

in The Nazi Symbiosis: Human Genetics and Politics in the Third Reich

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226891767
eISBN:
9780226891798
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226891798.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter explores the nature of the “Faustian bargain” formed between certain Nazi bureaucrats and the scientific personnel of the Kaiser Wilhelm Institute for Anthropology, Human Heredity and ... More


Dealing with Territorial Cleavages: The Rise and Fall of Ukraine’s Faustian Bargain

Lucan Ahmad Way

in Territory and Power in Constitutional Transitions

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
April 2019
ISBN:
9780198836544
eISBN:
9780191873737
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198836544.003.0016
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter examines how territorially concentrated populations and interests in Ukraine negotiated the constitutional process after the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991, with particular ... More


Cities, Redistribution, and Regime Survival

Jeremy L. Wallace

in Cities and Stability: Urbanization, Redistribution, and Regime Survival in China

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199378982
eISBN:
9780199379019
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199378982.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

The third chapter examines the survival patterns of authoritarian regimes after World War II, demonstrating the dangers cities pose to such nondemocratic regimes. Simple attempts to buy off urbanites ... More


Cities and Stability: Urbanization, Redistribution, and Regime Survival in China

Jeremy Wallace

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199378982
eISBN:
9780199379019
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199378982.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Cities bring together masses of people, allow them to communicate and hide, and transform private grievances into political causes, often erupting in urban protests that can destroy regimes. The ... More


Conclusion The Road Not Taken Elsewhere: Was There Something Unique about Human Heredity During the Third Reich?

in The Nazi Symbiosis: Human Genetics and Politics in the Third Reich

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226891767
eISBN:
9780226891798
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226891798.003.0008
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter, which sums up the key findings of this study about the “Faustian bargain” made by German geneticists with Nazi officials, suggests that the main factor in this deal is the way human ... More


The Nazi Symbiosis: Human Genetics and Politics in the Third Reich

Sheila Faith Weiss

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226891767
eISBN:
9780226891798
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226891798.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

The Faustian bargain—in which an individual or group collaborates with an evil entity in order to obtain knowledge, power, or material gain—is perhaps best exemplified by the alliance between ... More


Wider Lessons: What We Can Learn from Microfinance for Antipoverty Development Efforts

Lesley Sherratt

in Can Microfinance Work?: How to Improve Its Ethical Balance and Effectiveness

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780199383191
eISBN:
9780199383214
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199383191.003.0010
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Chapter 10 considers the wider lessons microcredit can offer antipoverty development efforts generally, and lessons microcredit can take from development theory. It outlines the dangers of hubris, ... More


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