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‘President Persson’—How Did ‘President Persson’—How Did Sweden Get Him?

Nicholas Aylott

in The Presidentialization of Politics: A Comparative Study of Modern Democracies

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
April 2005
ISBN:
9780199252015
eISBN:
9780191602375
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199252017.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Sweden is undoubtedly a parliamentary democracy. Indeed, many felt that the legislature had become too strong, and the executive too weak. But recently, this argument has been turned round. The ... More


Mechanical Properties of Solids and Real Area of Contact

C. Mathew Mate and Robert W. Carpick

in Tribology on the Small Scale: A Modern Textbook on Friction, Lubrication, and Wear

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
October 2019
ISBN:
9780199609802
eISBN:
9780191747724
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199609802.003.0003
Subject:
Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials, Atomic, Laser, and Optical Physics

This chapter covers how the material around contacting asperities deforms when two surfaces touch and the resulting stresses in the materials. The beginning portion of the chapter is devoted to how ... More


Evaluating the Debate Thus Far over Moral Bioenhancement

Susan B. Levin

in Posthuman Bliss?: The Failed Promise of Transhumanism

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780190051495
eISBN:
9780190051525
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190051495.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

To avoid “ultimate harm,” or human extinction, Ingmar Persson and Julian Savulescu maintain that a species-wide, biological upgrade of human morality is required. To support their claim that we ... More


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