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: The Study of Politics as a Vocation

Brian Barry

in The British Study of Politics in the Twentieth Century

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197262948
eISBN:
9780191734762
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197262948.003.0014
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This chapter argues that in the study of politics, numbers make a difference: a discipline with a hundred or so members must behave in a different way from one with over a thousand. It divides the ... More


Polysialic acid in adult brain plasticity

Abderrahman El Maarouf and Urs Rutishauser

in Neuroglycobiology: (Molecular and Cellular Neurobiology)

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780198525387
eISBN:
9780191723872
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198525387.003.0002
Subject:
Neuroscience, Molecular and Cellular Systems

This chapter summarizes the findings on polysialic acid function in the adult brain. In particular, the roles of polysialic acid elucidated by analysis of NCAM knockout mice are described, together ... More


Using Public Health Data to Evaluate Screening Programs: Application to Prostate Cancer

Ruth Etzioni, Larry Kessler, and Dante Dl Tommaso

in Monitoring the Health of Populations: Statistical Principles and Methods for Public Health Surveillance

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195146493
eISBN:
9780199864928
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195146493.003.0006
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter describes the use of computer modeling to quantify the link between prostate-specific antigen (PSA) screening and prostate cancer incidence and mortality. Data resources for both cancer ... More


Happiness “with a Chinese Taste”: An Interpretive Analysis of CCTV’s 2014 Spring Festival Gala’s Public Service Announcement (PSA) “Chopsticks” (Kuaizi pian)

Giovanna Puppin

in Chinese Discourses on Happiness

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9789888455720
eISBN:
9789888455515
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888455720.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter explores how happiness is constructed in a new category of public service announcements (PSAs), which are broadcast during the CCTV's Spring Festival Gala. It lays down the theoretical ... More


The Personal Security Account 2000 Plan, Market Outcomes, and Risk

Sylvester J. Schieber and John B. Shoven (eds)

in Themes in the Economics of Aging

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226902845
eISBN:
9780226903330
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226903330.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Behavioural Economics

This chapter presents a framework for assessing Social Security reform proposals by evaluating a specific reform plan. This plan is one derived from the original personal security account (PSA) plan ... More


A Power and Systems Approach to Making Change Happen

Duncan Green

in How Change Happens

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780198785392
eISBN:
9780191833236
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198785392.003.0015
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental, Public and Welfare

This chapter offers a theoretical sketch of the nature and dynamics of change as portrayed so far in this book. This is a methodology of sorts, which this chapter refers to as a ‘power and systems ... More


The Prospects and Limits of Antitrust and Competitive-Market Strategies

Peter Carstensen

in Food and the Mid-Level Farm: Renewing an Agriculture of the Middle

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262122993
eISBN:
9780262278751
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262122993.003.0012
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

This chapter explores the importance of enforcing antitrust and market-facilitating regulations following the competitive changes facing the United States agriculture, and discusses the differences ... More


Prostate Cancer

Kathryn M. Wilson and Lorelei Mucci

in Textbook of Cancer Epidemiology

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2018
ISBN:
9780190676827
eISBN:
9780190676858
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190676827.003.0020
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Epidemiology, Public Health

Prostate cancer is among the most commonly diagnosed cancers among men, ranking second in cancer globally and first in Western countries. There are marked variations in incidence globally, and its ... More


Cancer Screening

Jennifer M. Croswell, Russell P. Harris, and Barnett S. Kramer

in Cancer Epidemiology and Prevention

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780190238667
eISBN:
9780190238698
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190238667.003.0063
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Epidemiology, Public Health

Screening has long been portrayed as an inherently beneficial activity that saves lives, rather than as a complex mixture of potential benefits and harms that must be carefully weighed for each ... More


Public Knowledge of Benefits of Breast and Prostate Cancer Screening in Europe

Gerd Gigerenzer

in Simply Rational: Decision Making in the Real World

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199390076
eISBN:
9780190240684
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199390076.003.0006
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

Making informed decisions about breast and prostate cancer screening requires knowledge of its benefits. To assess Europeans’ knowledge about the effectivity of these screenings in reducing ... More


Data and Lived Experiences Both Inform Well-Being: Mallika Dutt, JD, Founder and Director, Inter-Connected, Founding President Emeritus, Breakthrough Walter Flores, PhD, MCH, Executive Director, Center for the Study of Equity and Governance in Health Systems (CEGSS), Guatemala Carol Graham, PhD, Leo Pasvolsky Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution Julia E. Rusk, Chief of Civic Wellbeing, City of Santa Monica, California

Alonzo L. Plough (ed.)

in Community Resilience: Equitable Practices for an Uncertain Future

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
April 2021
ISBN:
9780197559383
eISBN:
9780197559413
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197559383.003.0003
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

Chapter 2 blends science and story to dive deeper into well-being and social change. All four contributors offer promising approaches to discovering what is most important to the communities they ... More


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