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 Through a Self Darkly: Projects of Regenerating Agency

David Kyuman Kim

in Melancholic Freedom: Agency and the Spirit of Politics

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195319828
eISBN:
9780199785667
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195319828.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter focuses on so-called projects of regenerating agency in late modernity and postmodernity. It begins by recapping Taylor's diagnosis of the problem of agency in modernity: a diagnosis ... More


 The Agency That Difference Makes: Judith Butler's Theory of Performativity and the Irony of the Political

David Kyuman Kim

in Melancholic Freedom: Agency and the Spirit of Politics

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195319828
eISBN:
9780199785667
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195319828.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter focuses on an alternative vision of agency found in what has come to be called the politics of difference. It presents a critical engagement with one of the most influential contemporary ... More


Parliamentary Democracy: Promise and Problems

Kaare Strøm, Wolfgang C. Müller, and Torbjörn Bergman

in Delegation and Accountability in Parliamentary Democracies

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780198297840
eISBN:
9780191602016
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019829784X.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Parliamentary government is the most common way to organize delegation and accountability in contemporary democracies. Parliamentary government is a system of government in which the prime minister ... More


The Insider’s View on Terrorist Organizations

Jacob N. Shapiro

in The Terrorist's Dilemma: Managing Violent Covert Organizations

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691157214
eISBN:
9781400848645
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691157214.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

This chapter explores the managerial challenges inherent in terrorism by analyzing 108 memoirs written by participants in terrorist organizations that carried descriptions of individual's activities ... More


Conclusions

Francesco Parisi and Vincy Fon

in The Economics of Lawmaking

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195374155
eISBN:
9780199871834
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195374155.003.0017
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This concluding chapter presents a synthesis of discussions in the preceding chapters. The book considered four different methods of lawmaking: (1) lawmaking through legislation; (2) lawmaking ... More


wOpaque, Unresponsive Criminal Justice

Stephanos Bibas

in The Machinery of Criminal Justice

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195374681
eISBN:
9780199933204
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195374681.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter describes the tussle for control of today's hidden, lawyer-run, plea-bargaining assembly line. That system looks quite different from the lay-run, public morality play that preceded it. ... More


Amplification and Persistency of Shocks in Dynamic Macroeconomic Models

Assaf Razin

in Understanding Global Crises: An Emerging Paradigm

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780262028592
eISBN:
9780262327701
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262028592.003.0013
Subject:
Economics and Finance, International

The chapter reviews dynamic, stochastic, general equilibrium macroeconomic models that features bank runs if individual depositors believe that other households will not roll over their deposits with ... More


Delegated Investing

Andrew Ang

in Asset Management: A Systematic Approach to Factor Investing

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199959327
eISBN:
9780199382323
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199959327.003.0015
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

What is best for the asset owner (principal) is usually not best for the delegated fund manager (agent). Principal–agent conflicts can be mitigated by appropriate governance structures and contracts. ... More


An Economic Theory of Fiduciary Law

Robert H Sitkoff

in Philosophical Foundations of Fiduciary Law

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2014
ISBN:
9780198701729
eISBN:
9780191771552
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198701729.003.0010
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law, Law of Obligations

This chapter restates the economic theory of fiduciary law, making several fresh contributions. First, it clarifies the agency problem at the core of all fiduciary relationships, which explains the ... More


Concepts of Macroeconomic Risk Management

Lars Oxelheim and Clas Wihlborg

in Corporate Decision-Making with Macroeconomic Uncertainty: Performance and Risk Management

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195335743
eISBN:
9780199868964
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195335743.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

This chapter reviews concepts of risk and economic arguments for risk management from the perspective of different stakeholder groups. The interests of different groups are reviewed and it is ... More


Closed-End Funds

Z. Jay Wang

in Mutual Funds and Exchange-Traded Funds: Building Blocks to Wealth

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780190207434
eISBN:
9780190207465
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190207434.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

U.S. CEFs are publicly traded investment companies managing $279 billion total assets at year-end 2013, compared to $15 trillion assets managed by the open-end mutual funds. Despite the relatively ... More


What Is Corporate Law?

John Armour, Henry Hansmann, Reinier Kraakman, and Mariana Pargendler

in The Anatomy of Corporate Law: A Comparative and Functional Approach

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780198739630
eISBN:
9780191837982
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198739630.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Company and Commercial Law

This chapter introduces the book’s analytic framework, which focuses on the common structure of corporate law across different jurisdictions as a response to fundamentally similar legal and economic ... More


The Basic Governance Structure: Minority Shareholders and Non-Shareholder Constituencies

Luca Enriques, Henry Hansmann, Reinier Kraakman, and Mariana Pargendler

in The Anatomy of Corporate Law: A Comparative and Functional Approach

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780198739630
eISBN:
9780191837982
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198739630.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Company and Commercial Law

This chapter examines the legal strategies used by representative “core jurisdictions” to support the interests of minority shareholders, employees, and external constituencies. The starting point is ... More


Whither The Good Firm: Quasi-Experiments in Corporate Social Responsibility

Harrison Hong and Inessa Liskovich

in Performance and Progress: Essays on Capitalism, Business, and Society

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780198744283
eISBN:
9780191805691
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198744283.003.0022
Subject:
Business and Management, Corporate Governance and Accountability

Several decades of empirical research into the economic role of corporate social responsibility have yielded inconclusive results due to a lack of identification strategies. We propose the use of ... More


Comparative Company Law

Carsten Gerner-Beuerle and Michael Anderson Schillig

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
June 2019
ISBN:
9780199572205
eISBN:
9780191747397
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199572205.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Company and Commercial Law, Comparative Law

This book provides an exposition of company law from a comparative perspective. It analyses important policy issues in the area of company law, including the emergence and nature of the business ... More


Corporate Governance Norms in State-Owned Enterprises: Are We Using Apples to Assess Oranges?

Manju Jaiswall

in Corporate Governance in India: Change and Continuity

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780199469321
eISBN:
9780199087532
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199469321.003.0009
Subject:
Business and Management, Corporate Governance and Accountability

The ONGC divestment and subsequent rescue by LIC of 95 per cent of the offloaded stake has drawn renewed attention to governance in state-owned enterprises and the role of government—the sole (in ... More


Constraints on Discretion: Part 2—Shareholders

Carsten Gerner-Beuerle and Michael Schillig

in Comparative Company Law

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
June 2019
ISBN:
9780199572205
eISBN:
9780191747397
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199572205.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Company and Commercial Law, Comparative Law

This chapter distinguishes between the constraints imposed on the majority or controlling shareholder in the context of business operations that affect the minority detrimentally but do not result in ... More


How Including Labour Can Improve Corporate Governance

Bob Hancké

in Corporate Governance in Contention

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
July 2018
ISBN:
9780198805274
eISBN:
9780191843402
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198805274.003.0010
Subject:
Business and Management, Corporate Governance and Accountability, Finance, Accounting, and Banking

Involving labour in decision-making has the potential to improve corporate governance, even in adversarial industrial relations systems such as the ones found in Anglo-American economies. This ... More


Audit in Corporate Governance

Asish K. Bhattacharyya

in Corporate Governance in India: Change and Continuity

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780199469321
eISBN:
9780199087532
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199469321.003.0013
Subject:
Business and Management, Corporate Governance and Accountability

This chapter examines the role of the statutory auditor and internal auditor in corporate governance. It reviews the literature to understand the factors that determine the quality of external audit ... More


Misallocation of Investment in Europe: The Role of Debt Overhang and Credit Market Distress

Francesca Barbiero, Philipp-Bastian Brutscher, Atanas Kolev, Alexander Popov, and Marcin Wolski

in Finance and Investment: The European Case

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780198815815
eISBN:
9780191853418
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198815815.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

Using a pan-European, firm-bank matched data set, we find weak evidence of investment misallocation in Europe. Firms with higher debt overhangs invest significantly less, in particular in sectors ... More


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