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Redefining Traditional Plans: Variations and Developments in Public Employee Retirement Plan Design

Keith Brainard

in The Future of Public Employee Retirement Systems

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199573349
eISBN:
9780191721946
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199573349.003.0012
Subject:
Business and Management, Public Management, Pensions and Pension Management

Retiree benefits for US employees of state and local governments have been traditionally paid via defined benefit (DB) plans, but this arrangement has been neither monolithic nor static. This chapter ... More


Damara Bennett

Dean Speer

in On Technique

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780813034386
eISBN:
9780813046280
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813034386.003.0003
Subject:
Music, Dance

This chapter describes the career and teaching philosophy of Damara Bennett, Director of the School of Oregon Ballet Theatre. Bennett, who was formerly with San Francisco Ballet, defines technique as ... More


The Policy-Driven Political Style of James K. Polk

Fred I. Greenstein and Dale Anderson

in Presidents and the Dissolution of the Union: Leadership Style from Polk to Lincoln

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691151991
eISBN:
9781400846412
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691151991.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter assesses the strengths and weaknesses of James K. Polk, focusing on six realms: public communication, organizational capacity, political skill, policy vision, cognitive style, and ... More


The Doctrine of Discovery in United States History

Robert J Miller, Jacinta Ruru, Larissa Behrendt, and Tracey Lindberg

in Discovering Indigenous Lands: The Doctrine of Discovery in the English Colonies

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199579815
eISBN:
9780191594465
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199579815.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration, Public International Law

This chapter shows how throughout American history that the United States government, state governments, and U.S. citizens relied on Discovery principles to claim and acquire the lands and rights of ... More


Introduction

Guenter Lewy

in Assisted Death in Europe and America: Four Regimes and Their Lessons

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199746415
eISBN:
9780199866151
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199746415.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This introductory chapter reviews the US Supreme Court's decisions regarding the refusal of unwanted medical treatment and the states' right to legalize assisted death. As of the time of writing, ... More


Physician-assisted Suicide in Oregon

Guenter Lewy

in Assisted Death in Europe and America: Four Regimes and Their Lessons

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199746415
eISBN:
9780199866151
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199746415.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Oregon's Death with Dignity Act was a citizen's initiative passed by the voters in November 1994. After surviving a series of legal challenges, the law allowing physician-assisted suicide became ... More


Assisted Death as a Last Resort

Guenter Lewy

in Assisted Death in Europe and America: Four Regimes and Their Lessons

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199746415
eISBN:
9780199866151
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199746415.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter presents lessons that can be learned from the four regimes of assisted death examined in this study. The number of individuals who have sought aid in dying has been relatively small and ... More


“The Union Is Us”

Eileen Boris and Jennifer Klein

in Caring for America: Home Health Workers in the Shadow of the Welfare State

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195329117
eISBN:
9780199949496
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195329117.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter looks at the ways that community organizing and political unionism together improved the lives of home care workers and won rights admit a renewed assault on the welfare state. President ... More


Approaches to Medical and Public Health Ethics

Jennifer Prah Ruger

in Health and Social Justice

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199559978
eISBN:
9780191721489
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199559978.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

This chapter critically reviews the existing frameworks in health ethics, policy and law and frames the author's ideas as a solution to a perplexing problem: the inability of current frameworks to ... More


Zorba the Buddha: "Sex, Spirituality, and Capitalism in the Global Osho Movement"

Hugh B. Urban

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520286665
eISBN:
9780520961777
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520286665.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This book is the first comprehensive study of the life, teachings, and following of the controversial Indian guru known in his youth as Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh and in his later years as Osho ... More


Is a Physician Ever Obligated to Help a Patient Die?

Margaret Pabst Battin

in Ending Life: Ethics and the Way We Die

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195140279
eISBN:
9780199850280
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195140279.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Is a physician ever obligated to help a patient die? If physician-assisted suicide were to become legal or legally tolerated, would the patient have a right to assistance, a right held against the ... More


Building a Better Tree: Genetic Engineering and Fiber Farming in Oregon and Washington

W. Scott Prudham

in Engineering Trouble: Biotechnology and Its Discontents

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520237612
eISBN:
9780520937499
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520237612.003.0003
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter reviews the basic architecture of Tree Genetic Engineering Research Cooperative (TGERC) research. It describes the two institutional influences on the TGERC: (1) the tradition of public ... More


New Life in the Assisted-Death Debate: Scheduled Drugs versus NuTech

Margaret Pabst Battin

in Ending Life: Ethics and the Way We Die

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195140279
eISBN:
9780199850280
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195140279.003.0016
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

In the years since Dr. Jack Kevorkian went to jail, public involvement with the issues of physician-assisted suicide and voluntary active euthanasia may seem to have subsided in the United States. ... More


Safe, Legal, Rare?: Physician-Assisted Suicide and Cultural Change in the Future

Margaret Pabst Battin

in Ending Life: Ethics and the Way We Die

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195140279
eISBN:
9780199850280
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195140279.003.0018
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Cultural change is well recognized in the recent history of death and dying in the contemporary world. In the wake of Elizabeth Kübler-Ross's 1969 work On Death and Dying, not only has it become ... More


Using Cost-Effectiveness Analysis to Improve Health Care: Opportunities and barriers

Peter J. Neumann

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195171860
eISBN:
9780199865345
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195171860.001.0001
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

It is widely agreed that cost-effectiveness analysis (CEA) could shed light on ways for the U.S. health care system to achieve better value. However, to date American policy makers have largely ... More


Hoptopia: A World of Agriculture and Beer in Oregon's Willamette Valley

Peter A. Kopp

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780520277472
eISBN:
9780520965058
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520277472.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

In the first half of the twentieth century, Oregon’s Willamette Valley became one of largest hop producers in the world. Hops, whose cones flavor and preserve beer, were a relatively new addition to ... More


Lessons from Oregon

Peter J. Neumann

in Using Cost-Effectiveness Analysis to Improve Health Care: Opportunities and barriers

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195171860
eISBN:
9780199865345
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195171860.003.0006
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter describes Oregon's experiment with cost-effectiveness as part of a grander proposal to overhaul the state's health insurance system. It discusses the plan itself, the debate surrounding ... More


The euthanasia debate in the House of Lords

John Keown

in The Law and Ethics of Medicine: Essays on the Inviolability of Human Life

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199589555
eISBN:
9780191741036
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199589555.003.0009
Subject:
Law, Medical Law

This chapter highlights the valuable contribution to the euthanasia debate made by the House of Lords. Its focus is the report in 2005 by a House of Lords Select Committee, chaired by Lord Mackay, ... More


Woman over the Edge of Crime: In which Rita Browns criminal past is related and she is introduced to the political thought of George Jackson in time to understand the significance of his death

Daniel Burton-Rose

in Guerrilla USA: The George Jackson Brigade and the Anticapitalist Underground of the 1970s

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520264281
eISBN:
9780520936485
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520264281.003.0010
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

As a child, Rita Brown found sanctuary from the violence of her home in the bookmobile that visited her school. One of the first books that made an impression on her was a biography of Captain Jack, ... More


Underground in Oregon: In which the Brigade licks its wounds and debuts “The Gentleman Bank Robber”

Daniel Burton-Rose

in Guerrilla USA: The George Jackson Brigade and the Anticapitalist Underground of the 1970s

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520264281
eISBN:
9780520936485
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520264281.003.0023
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The collective decided that it was time to get out of the city. John Sherman and Therese Coupez drove south until they arrived in Coos Bay, Oregon. Rita Brown stayed on a little longer in Seattle to ... More


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