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American Exceptionalism or Exceptionalism of the Americas? The Politics of Lethal Violence, Punishment, and Inequality

Lisa L. Miller

in Tracing the Relationship between Inequality, Crime and Punishment: Space, Time and Politics

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780197266922
eISBN:
9780191938184
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197266922.003.0006
Subject:
Law

‘American exceptionalism in imprisonment’ has become a useful heuristic for analyzing the extremely high rates of imprisonment in the United States that emerged in the late 20th century. This ... More


Factions and American State Building

Daniel DiSalvo

in Engines of Change: Party Factions in American Politics, 1868-2010

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199891702
eISBN:
9780199949410
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199891702.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

The trajectory of state building since the Civil War has often been the result of factional struggles within the major parties rather than the result of conflict between the two parties. Sometimes ... More


(Re-)Building the World: Local Agency and Human Security in the New Millennium

Trudy Fraser

in Rethinking Humanitarian Intervention in the 21st Century

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781474423816
eISBN:
9781474435314
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474423816.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

The ‘rebuilding’ of a society in the aftermath of conflict or mass violence often subsumes the dynamic requirements of human security into a technical task that belies or fails to fully comprehend ... More


Introduction

Martin Maguire

in The Civil Service and the Revolution in Ireland, 1912–38: Shaking the Blood-stained Hand of Mr Collins

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719077401
eISBN:
9781781702611
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719077401.003.0001
Subject:
History, Political History

This book explores the role and fate of the civil service in the process of State-building. It also questions whether the new government did simply retain the same civil service, given that every ... More


Higher and Lower at the Same Time

David Farber

in Everybody Ought to Be Rich: The Life and Times of John J. Raskob, Capitalist

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199734573
eISBN:
9780190254360
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199734573.003.0016
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter describes John's entry into the skyscraper business, particularly his decision to build the Empire State Building. The Empire State Building was announced to the world on August 29, ... More


Policy analysis in Brazil

Jeni Vaitsman, Jose M. Ribeiro, and Lenaura Lobato (eds)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9781447306849
eISBN:
9781447310976
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447306849.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

Policy analysis in Brazil is part of the International Library of Policy Analysis and is the first book to paint a comprehensive panorama of policy analysis activities in Brazil. Highlighting the ... More


Introduction: Politicizing the Soldier Image in Modern Chinese History

Yan Xu

in The Soldier Image and State-Building in Modern China, 1924-1945

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780813176741
eISBN:
9780813176772
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813176741.003.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

The introduction first provides a historical background for the book during the period from the 1924 establishment of the Whampoa Military Academy to the 1945 end of the Second Sino-Japanese War. Xu ... More


Everybody Ought to Be Rich: The Life and Times of John J. Raskob, Capitalist

David Farber

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199734573
eISBN:
9780190254360
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199734573.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

John Raskob is not a name that looms large but his greatest building casts a shadow on the people of New York every day. Financier of the Empire State Building, Raskob was a self-made businessman who ... More


Iraq: Building a ‘Nation’-State

Sargon George Donabed

in Reforging a Forgotten History: Iraq and the Assyrians in the 20th Century

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780748686025
eISBN:
9781474408646
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748686025.003.0003
Subject:
History, Middle East History

Chapter 3 addresses in detail the Simele massacres by weaving together three distinct stories of the events: British, Iraqi and Assyrian. Thus it is built on British archival material from 1933; ... More


Edifice Complex?: The Cause of the 1920s Building Boom

Jason M. Barr

in Building the Skyline: The Birth and Growth of Manhattan's Skyscrapers

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780199344369
eISBN:
9780190231736
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199344369.003.0010
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History, Development, Growth, and Environmental

The skyscraper boom of the Roaring Twenties has not been subjected to much rigorous study. What caused it? There are two conventional stories: The ego story and the financing story. The ego story ... More


Introduction: contrasting and changing receptions of the union of 1707

Christopher A. Whatley

in The Scots and the Union

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748616855
eISBN:
9780748672271
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748616855.003.0002
Subject:
History, Political History

This chapter looks at the different receptions to Union there were in Scotland and England. In the former there was much popular hostility; in the latter, great joy – and relief that England’s ... More


Awe: Toward a Depression Sublime

John Marsh

in The Emotional Life of the Great Depression

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
November 2019
ISBN:
9780198847731
eISBN:
9780191882425
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198847731.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

By awe, philosophers and psychologists mean the sensation that overcomes someone in the presence of something simultaneously vast, powerful, and, when compared to humans, strangely humbling. The ... More


Our fighting sisters: Nation, memory and gender in Algeria, 1954-2012

Natalya Vince

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780719091070
eISBN:
9781781708675
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719091070.001.0001
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

Between 1954 and 1962, Algerian women played a major role in the struggle to end French rule in one of the most violent wars of decolonisation of the twentieth century. Our Fighting Sisters is the ... More


The Distant Shore

David Farber

in Everybody Ought to Be Rich: The Life and Times of John J. Raskob, Capitalist

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199734573
eISBN:
9780190254360
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199734573.003.0018
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter describes John Raskob's activities in his later years. He continued to manage calmly the economic travails that the Empire State Building put him through into the early 1940s, and ... More


Latvian State and Nation-Building

Ammon Cheskin

in Russian Speakers in Post-Soviet Latvia: Discursive Identity Strategies

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780748697434
eISBN:
9781474418539
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748697434.003.0003
Subject:
Linguistics, Language Families

This chapter examines Latvia’s state and nation-building policies that have been pursued in the late Soviet and early independence periods. The main discourses and national narratives that have been ... More


Conclusion

Yan Xu

in The Soldier Image and State-Building in Modern China, 1924-1945

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780813176741
eISBN:
9780813176772
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813176741.003.0008
Subject:
History, Asian History

Xu concludes the book by emphasizing how pivotal the soldier figure was as the ideological base for Chinese Nationalists and Communists to justify their legitimacy and rule, asserting their political ... More


The Search for a State in Iraq and Syria

Marina and David Ottaway

in A Tale of Four Worlds: The Arab Region After the Uprisings

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2020
ISBN:
9780190061715
eISBN:
9780190099565
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190061715.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Middle Eastern Politics

Iraq and Syria are countries that were designed by colonial powers after World War I and have never been able to become solidified states. After repeated attempts at statebuilding by foreign powers ... More


Introduction: Writing a History of Alcohol in Guatemala

David Carey

in Distilling the Influence of Alcohol: Aguardiente in Guatemalan History

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780813041629
eISBN:
9780813043432
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813041629.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

Because its sale, production, and consumption were steady throughout the year, alcohol, more than any other commodity (including coffee, which generally involved Maya only during the harvest season), ... More


Introduction

David Farber

in Everybody Ought to Be Rich: The Life and Times of John J. Raskob, Capitalist

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199734573
eISBN:
9780190254360
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199734573.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This introductory chapter provides a biographical sketch of John Jakob Raskob, who embodied the American Dream of his day. Starting as a $5 a week stenographer at Holly Pump and Machine Shops, he ... More


Conclusion

Lino Camprubí

in Engineers and the Making of the Francoist Regime

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780262027175
eISBN:
9780262323222
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262027175.003.0007
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

The conclusion restates and sharpens the main thesis of the book – Francoist scientists’ and engineers’ active participation in state building. While it points to new areas of analysis to be explored ... More


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