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Undisciplined outsourcing conglomerates

Andrew Bowman, Ismail Ertürk, Peter Folkman, Julie Froud, Colin Haslam, Sukhdev Johal, Adam Leaver, Michael Moran, Nick Tsitsianis, and Karel Williams

in What A Waste: Outsourcing and how it goes wrong

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780719099526
eISBN:
9781526103949
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719099526.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

Outsourcing exhibits a peculiar paradox which is at the heart of this system: firms are simultaneously highly exploitative and highly fragile in their business resilience. The explanation is that ... More


Systemic Risk Potential and Opacity in European Banks

Jens Hagendorff

in Size, Risk, and Governance in European Banking

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199694891
eISBN:
9780191748820
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199694891.003.0008
Subject:
Business and Management, Finance, Accounting, and Banking

This chapter focuses on the relationship between systemic risk potential (measured via synchronicity in stock price movements) and opacity in European banks. Regulatory initiatives that enhance the ... More


“They Won’t Believe What I Say”: Theorizing Freedom as an Economy of Violence

Regis M. Fox

in Resistance Reimagined: Black Women's Critical Thought as Survival

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780813056586
eISBN:
9780813053431
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813056586.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

“‘They Won’t Believe What I Say’: Theorizing Freedom as an Economy of Violence” analyzes Harriet Wilson’s Our Nig (1859) in which Wilson exposes the coerciveness of imbricated discourses of ... More


Revenge of Dust

George F. Flaherty

in Hotel Mexico: Dwelling on the '68 Movement

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780520291065
eISBN:
9780520964938
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520291065.003.0003
Subject:
History, Latin American History

Chapter 2 scrutinizes Tlatelolco, site of the October 2 massacre. Its literary, photographic, and cinematographic representations by such authors as Carlos Fuentes, Juan Rulfo, Nacho López, and ... More


Authorship at a Crossroads: The Changing Faces of French Writing, 1983–2013

Kathryn A. Kleppinger

in Branding the 'Beur' Author: Minority Writing and the Media in France

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781781381960
eISBN:
9781786945204
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781381960.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

Presenting a broad overview of the historical and literary context in which the descendants of North African immigrants to France began to write novels, this introductory chapter establishes the ... More


Politics, Big Data and Opacity Respect

Carl Fox

in Big Data and Democracy

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781474463522
eISBN:
9781474485012
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474463522.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

In his chapter, Fox argues that citizens deserve “opacity respect” in which the state withholds from peering into citizens’ lives to determine their capacities, for good or ill. Governments should ... More


Trust and Algorithmic Opacity

Steve McKinlay

in Big Data and Democracy

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781474463522
eISBN:
9781474485012
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474463522.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

In this chapter, McKinlay argues that the use of big data algorithms introduces a key problem in terms of epistemic opacity. Opacity in various forms is an issue which many authors identify as posing ... More


Opacity, Big Data, Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning in Democratic Processes

Ramón Alvarado

in Big Data and Democracy

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781474463522
eISBN:
9781474485012
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474463522.003.0012
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Alvarado provides a detailed examination of different kinds of opacity in algorithms, raising the problems of “many hands” (where to attribute responsibility in complex systems), error assessment, ... More


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