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The Challenge of Affluence

Avner Offer

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199216628
eISBN:
9780191696015
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199216628.001.0001
Subject:
History, Economic History

Since the 1940s Americans and Britons have come to enjoy an era of rising material abundance. Yet this has been accompanied by a range of social and personal disorders, including family breakdown, ... More


How Electoral Systems Matter

Rein Taagepera

in Predicting Party Sizes: The Logic of Simple Electoral Systems

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199287741
eISBN:
9780191713408
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199287741.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

An electoral system helps determine the number and size distribution of parties in a country, as well as cabinet duration. Electoral systems are expressed in electoral laws. Their impact depends on ... More


Chapter 2

Georgina Waylen

in Engendering Transitions: Women's Mobilization, Institutions and Gender Outcomes

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199248032
eISBN:
9780191714894
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199248032.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

The first substantive part of the book examines women's organizing during different stages of transitions to democracy. As the starting point of the analysis, it explores how women mobilize, under ... More


The Dynamic of Military Repression in Uruguay and Chile: Ideology and Resistance to Truth and Justice

Alexandra Barahona de Brito

in Human Rights and Democratization in Latin America: Uruguay and Chile

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198280385
eISBN:
9780191598852
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198280386.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

A comparative examination is made of the breakdown of democratic rule, the repression, and the justification for the methods used by the military in Uruguay and Chile. The description of the nature ... More


Moral Dialogues: A Communitarian Core Element 1

Amitai Etzioni

in Debating Democracy's Discontent: Essays on American Politics, Law, and Public Philosophy

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198294962
eISBN:
9780191598708
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198294964.003.0015
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

The literature that explores the ways collectives formulate public policies is deeply influenced by the liberal way of thinking that argues that the way a democratic people ought to proceed (or/and ... More


Studying Organizational Knowledge

Gerardo Patriotta

in Organizational Knowledge in the Making: How Firms Create, Use, and Institutionalize Knowledge

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199275243
eISBN:
9780191719684
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199275243.003.0003
Subject:
Business and Management, Strategy

This chapter develops a three-lens framework to describe and observe knowledge-based phenomena in a systematic fashion. This consists of the following: time, breakdowns, and narratives. The three ... More


Untying the Knot: Divorce and Annulment

Joanna L. Grossman and Lawrence M. Friedman

in Inside the Castle: Law and the Family in 20th Century America

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691149820
eISBN:
9781400839773
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691149820.003.0009
Subject:
Law, Family Law

This chapter tracks the divorce story, from the traditional system of fault-based divorce to the new system of divorce on demand. It also takes a look at annulment and the recent backlash that tries, ... More


Measuring and modelling

Peter Hogarth

in The Biology of Mangroves and Seagrasses

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198568704
eISBN:
9780191717536
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198568704.003.0008
Subject:
Biology, Aquatic Biology

This chapter considers the interactions between the inhabitants of mangal and seagrass communities. A robust descriptive ecosystem model is developed, and some of the major carbon fluxes through some ... More


Child protection and mental health services: Interprofessional responses to the needs of mothers

Nicky Stanley

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861344274
eISBN:
9781447301707
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861344274.001.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families

Health and social care professionals are constantly exhorted to work collaboratively. This book reports on research which examines inter-professional work with families in which mothers have a mental ... More


Afterword

Mark Edele

in Soviet Veterans of World War II: A Popular Movement in an Authoritarian Society, 1941-1991

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199237562
eISBN:
9780191717185
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199237562.003.0010
Subject:
History, European Modern History

The Afterword argues that the organized veterans were only the core of a movement, which was structured in concentric circles of decreasing commitment and lessening organizational connectedness. ... More


Oxford

Ian Simpson Ross

in The Life of Adam Smith

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198288213
eISBN:
9780191596827
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198288212.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, History of Economic Thought

Smith's experience at Balliol College was disappointing, since the dons he encountered were not interested in teaching, and their easy enjoyment of sinecures as Fellows did not encourage that ... More


F. O. Matthiessen and the Tragedy of the American Scholar

Randall Fuller

in Emerson's Ghosts: Literature, Politics, and the Making of Americanists

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195313925
eISBN:
9780199787753
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195313925.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter describes a curious incident that occurred as F. O. Matthiessen completed the opening section on Emerson for his magisterial American Renaissance: he, too, suffered a nervous breakdown. ... More


Anosognosia, Schizophrenia, and Multiplicity

Tim Bayne

in The Unity of Consciousness

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199215386
eISBN:
9780191594786
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199215386.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, General

This chapter examines three disorders of consciousness that are frequently said to involve breakdowns in the unity of consciousness: anosognosia, schizophrenia and Dissociative Identity Disorder ... More


Conclusion: “I’ve Been Performing My Whole Life”

Uri McMillan

in Embodied Avatars: Genealogies of Black Feminist Art and Performance

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781479802111
eISBN:
9781479865451
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479802111.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

The conclusion serves both as a summation of the book’s arguments and an extension of its recurring trio—objecthood, black performance, and avatar production—into the twenty-first century. Mimicking ... More


Learning and Incentive Systems in Japanese Industry

Kazuo Koike

in The Japanese Firm: Sources of Competitive Strength

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198288152
eISBN:
9780191684579
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198288152.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

This chapter examines the character and content of workers' skills on the shop-floor in production workshops and makes clear the learning process in which the skills are formed. It also delves into ... More


Unfit for Democracy: The Roberts Court and the Breakdown of American Politics

Stephen E. Gottlieb

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780814732427
eISBN:
9780814732434
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814732427.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

The book attacks the output of the Roberts Court based on its implications for the breakdown of democracy. Part I explores traditions concerning the preservation of democracy here and abroad. Efforts ... More


Mental Deficiency, Breakdown, and Insanity

Kathleen V. Wilkes

in Real People: Personal Identity without Thought Experiments

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198240808
eISBN:
9780191680281
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198240808.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter examines the condition of the insane adult. It explores the scope of the condition that persons are rational beings. It looks at the sort of moral and practical stance appropriate to ... More


Fugues, Hypnosis, and Multiple Personality

Kathleen V. Wilkes

in Real People: Personal Identity without Thought Experiments

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198240808
eISBN:
9780191680281
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198240808.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter starts the examination of human consciousness, and the degree of unity and continuity of consciousness one may find. It looks at the breakdowns in both unity and continuity suffered by ... More


“Shattered Nerves”: Doctors, Patients, and Depression in Victorian England

Janet Oppenheim

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195057812
eISBN:
9780199854394
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195057812.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This book explores an illness that figures in nearly every volume of Victorian autobiography, memoirs, diaries, letters, and more than a few novels. Variously described as shattered nerves, nervous ... More


Broken Lives: Separation and Divorce in England, 1660-1857

Lawrence Stone

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198202547
eISBN:
9780191675393
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198202547.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This book offers a set of detailed case studies about how the break-up and dissolution of marriages was contrived before the first Divorce Act in 1857. Individuals in their own words explain their ... More


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