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Introduction

Robert R. Bianchi

in Guests of God: Pilgrimage and Politics in the Islamic World

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780195171075
eISBN:
9780199835102
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195171071.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam

The hajj has always had far-reaching political ramifications, but today, after a half century of sponsorship and regulation by governments around the world, it is more politicized than ever. In most ... More


A Game-Theoretic Perspective on Coalition Formation

Debraj Ray

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199207954
eISBN:
9780191709104
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199207954.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

The formation of coalitions to achieve both collaborative and competitive goals is a phenomenon we see all around us. The list of examples of this phenomenon is long and varied: production cartels, ... More


Time

David M. Armstrong

in Sketch for a Systematic Metaphysics

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199590612
eISBN:
9780191723391
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199590612.003.0015
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Truthmaker and other arguments are presented to show the implausibility, at least, of Presentism (only the present exists) and the more plausible Growing Block theory (the past exists but not the ... More


Public Finance in an Asymmetric Union

Iain Mclean and Alistair McMillan

in State of the Union

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780199258208
eISBN:
9780191603334
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199258201.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

In both the 1707 and 1800 Unions, a poor country was joined to a rich one, therefore the tax potential per head in the expanded Union declined. However, until the 1880s, governments spent money ... More


Contentious Connections in Great Britain, 1828–34

Charles Tilly and Lesley J. Wood

in Social Movements and Networks: Relational Approaches to Collective Action

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199251780
eISBN:
9780191599057
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199251789.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Combines network analysis and historical sociology to chart significant changes in patterns of social conflict (in particular, relationships of attack and claim making) among different social groups, ... More


Movement in Context: Thick Networks and Japanese Environmental Protest

Jeffrey Broadbent

in Social Movements and Networks: Relational Approaches to Collective Action

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199251780
eISBN:
9780191599057
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199251789.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Presents a case for a network version of the concept of political opportunity structure, focusing on environmental movement activity in eight communities in Japan. Embeddedness in specific networks ... More


Blocked Exchanges: A Taxonomy

Judith Andre

in Pluralism, Justice, and Equality

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198280088
eISBN:
9780191599927
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198280084.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Judith Andre examines the issue of the scope of the market. She offers a framework for thinking about the issue of blocked exchanges that draws upon concepts of ownership, alienation, and the impact ... More


Institutional Investor Engagement Propensity

Roderick Martin, Peter D. Casson, and Tahir M. Nisar

in Investor Engagement: Investors and Management Practice under Shareholder Value

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199202607
eISBN:
9780191707896
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199202607.003.0003
Subject:
Business and Management, Finance, Accounting, and Banking

Different types of institutional investors have different propensities to engage, influenced by the regulatory environment, the size and distribution of their portfolios, their time horizons, and the ... More


Corporate Governance Convergence in International Perspective

Roderick Martin, Peter D. Casson, and Tahir M. Nisar

in Investor Engagement: Investors and Management Practice under Shareholder Value

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199202607
eISBN:
9780191707896
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199202607.003.0007
Subject:
Business and Management, Finance, Accounting, and Banking

International convergence has been identified as a recent trend in corporate governance. However, current trends in German corporate governance point to an enhanced stakeholder form of corporate ... More


Managing the Dharma Treasure: Collation, Carving, Printing, and Distribution of the Canon in Late Imperial China

Darui Long

in Spreading Buddha's Word in East Asia: The Formation and Transformation of the Chinese Buddhist Canon

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231171601
eISBN:
9780231540193
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231171601.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

Chapter 7 deals with the issues involved in the construction of the Chinese Buddhist canon, including fund-raising, collecting and collating works, copying, proofreading, carving, printing, and ... More


Three principles of observational design

Marian Stamp Dawkins

in Observing Animal Behaviour: design and analysis of quantitative data

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780198569350
eISBN:
9780191717512
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198569350.003.0004
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

The same principles that apply to the design of experiments also apply to the design of an observational study, but instead of manipulating the animals, the observer controls the way he or she takes ... More


Liberation Theologies of Disability

Deborah Beth Creamer

in Disability and Christian Theology: Embodied Limits and Constructive Possibilities

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195369151
eISBN:
9780199871193
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195369151.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Theology, Religion and Society

This chapter explores some of the justice concerns raised by attention to disability, and demonstrates parallels between this lens and the commitments of various liberation theologies. It explores ... More


Nerve Blocks in Palliative Care

Fiona Hicks and Karen H Simpson

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780198527039
eISBN:
9780191730283
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198527039.001.0001
Subject:
Palliative Care, Pain Management and Palliative Pharmacology

In most patients, pain medication, along with physical therapy and supportive counselling, adequately controls the pain of terminal disease, but in some cases pain medication fails or produces ... More


MATRIX EQUATIONS AND CANONICAL FACTORIZATIONS

D. A. Bini, G. Latouche, and B. Meini

in Numerical Methods for Structured Markov Chains

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198527688
eISBN:
9780191713286
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198527688.003.0003
Subject:
Mathematics, Numerical Analysis

This chapter is concerned with infinite block Toeplitz matrices, their relationships with matrix power series and matrix Laurent power series, and the fundamental problem of solving matrix equations ... More


Tethering to the World, Coming Undone

Barbara Landau, Kirsten O'hearn, and James E. Hoffman

in The Spatial Foundations of Language and Cognition

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199553242
eISBN:
9780191720444
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199553242.003.0007
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

This chapter examines the role of embodiment in the development of spatial cognition. Using evidence from normally developing children and individuals with Williams syndrome—a rare genetic deficit ... More


INTRODUCTION

Rob H. Bisseling

in Parallel Scientific Computation: A Structured Approach using BSP and MPI

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198529392
eISBN:
9780191712869
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198529392.003.0001
Subject:
Mathematics, Applied Mathematics

This chapter is a self-contained tutorial which discusses how to get started quickly with parallel programming and how to design and implement algorithms in a structured way using supersteps. It ... More


THE FAST FOURIER TRANSFORM

Rob H. Bisseling

in Parallel Scientific Computation: A Structured Approach using BSP and MPI

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198529392
eISBN:
9780191712869
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198529392.003.0003
Subject:
Mathematics, Applied Mathematics

This chapter demonstrates the use of different data distributions in different phases of a computation: both the block and cyclic distributions of a vector are used and the intermediates between ... More


CONSTRUCTION OF A SYMMERTRIZER UNDER (UKL)

Sylvie Benzoni-Gavage and Denis Serre

in Multi-dimensional hyperbolic partial differential equations: First-order systems and applications

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199211234
eISBN:
9780191705700
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199211234.003.0005
Subject:
Mathematics, Applied Mathematics

This chapter considers constantly hyperbolic operators. It proves the so-called ‘block structure’ due to Kreiss in the strictly hyperbolic case, and to Métivier in the general case. It then ... More


How generalizations are constrained

Adele Goldberg

in Constructions at Work: The Nature of Generalization in Language

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199268511
eISBN:
9780191708428
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199268511.003.0005
Subject:
Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics

Children are not strictly conservative, producing only what they have heard, and yet they are not reliably corrected when they produce overgeneralizations. How can children retreat from or avoid ... More


The Role of Energy in Twentieth-Century Economic Growth

Malanima Paolo, Astrid Kander, and Paul Warde

in Power to the People: Energy in Europe over the Last Five Centuries

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691143620
eISBN:
9781400848881
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691143620.003.0010
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This chapter examines the role of energy in the economic growth of twentieth-century Europe. It considers the interrelationships of factors of production in order to identify the general features of ... More


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