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The Senior Civil Service in Belgium

Marleen Brans and Annie Hondeghem

in Bureaucratic Elites in Western European States: A Comparative Analysis of Top Officials

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198294467
eISBN:
9780191600067
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198294468.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

The Belgian senior civil service is in transition, with external pressures clearly pushing the government firmly towards a reform agenda and improving public confidence in the administrative system, ... More


God Worship and the Chiao

Robert Hymes

in Way and Byway: Taoism, Local Religion, and Models of Divinity in Sung and Modern China

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520207585
eISBN:
9780520935136
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520207585.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter explores the modern ethnographic literature about a ritual, the Offering (chiao), which on the one hand is Taoist but on the other honors local lay gods, to argue that the tensions ... More


The Bureaucratic Model: A Speculation

Robert Hymes

in Way and Byway: Taoism, Local Religion, and Models of Divinity in Sung and Modern China

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520207585
eISBN:
9780520935136
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520207585.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter argues that the “feudal” model of relations between center and god articulated by the enfeoffment process differed sharply from a bureaucratic model precisely by minimizing the assertion ... More


Conclusion: The Two Models

Robert Hymes

in Way and Byway: Taoism, Local Religion, and Models of Divinity in Sung and Modern China

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520207585
eISBN:
9780520935136
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520207585.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

Nested hierarchy itself is an idea that people are most likely to entertain and express when using a bureaucratic model. The bureaucratic and personal models do have something of the ideal type about ... More


Introduction

Robert Hymes

in Way and Byway: Taoism, Local Religion, and Models of Divinity in Sung and Modern China

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520207585
eISBN:
9780520935136
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520207585.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

Hua-kai is the setting for much of the book. The cult of the Three Lords was only one of what must have been a large number of minor local deity cults in Yen Chen-ch'ing's time, and this book aims to ... More


Hua-kai Mountain and Its Immortals

Robert Hymes

in Way and Byway: Taoism, Local Religion, and Models of Divinity in Sung and Modern China

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520207585
eISBN:
9780520935136
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520207585.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter addresses Hua-kai Mountain itself in order to explore another Sung text, from the very different world of the cult of the Three Perfected Lords. It specifically investigates the texts of ... More


Celestial Heart Taoism

Robert Hymes

in Way and Byway: Taoism, Local Religion, and Models of Divinity in Sung and Modern China

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520207585
eISBN:
9780520935136
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520207585.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter investigates the bureaucratic model in Celestial Heart Taoism. It also aims to demonstrate that the model, in an elaborately worked-out form, is central to the sect's conception of its ... More


Exploratory Talks: Building and Damaging Confidence

Christopher D. Kolenda

in Zero-Sum Victory: What We're Getting Wrong About War

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9780813152769
eISBN:
9780813154169
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813152769.003.0021
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

This chapter discusses U.S. efforts of reconciliation with the Taliban. Starting in late 2010, U.S. government officials regularly met with Taliban representatives to facilitate confidence-building ... More


The Bureaucracy as Battlefield

Matthew Ford

in Weapon of Choice: Small Arms and the Culture of Military Innovation

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780190623869
eISBN:
9780190686574
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190623869.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

If science could not be used to come to a resolution as to what weapon system ought to be adopted then selection decisions would have to be taken on other criteria. In this chapter we investigate ... More


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