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The Revolt of the Corporate Purchaser

Jill Quadagno

in One Nation, Uninsured: Why the U.S. Has No National Health Insurance

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195160390
eISBN:
9780199944026
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195160390.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter shows how the failure of federal cost containment provoked corporate purchasers to experiment with their own methods for controlling costs, leading to managed care in the 1990s and ... More


We Have Never Been Postmodern: Theory at the Speed of Light

Steve Redhead

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748643448
eISBN:
9780748652945
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748643448.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

Is it possible that various disciplines, theorists and cultural commentators have been hurtling down a blind alley in the last thirty years, searching for the holy grail of the postmodern? What if, ... More


Futureproof: How to Build Resilience in an Uncertain World

Jon Coaffee

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780300228670
eISBN:
9780300244953
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300228670.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

Catastrophic events such as 9/11, Hurricane Katrina, and the Tohoku ‘Triple Disaster’ of earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear meltdown that hit the eastern seaboard of Japan in 2012 are seen as surprises ... More


Humanitarianism and Mass Migration: Confronting the World Crisis

Marcelo M. Suárez-Orozco (ed.)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780520297128
eISBN:
9780520969629
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520297128.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Migration Studies (including Refugee Studies)

The world is witnessing a rapid rise in the number of victims of human trafficking and of migrants—voluntary and involuntary, internal and international, authorized and unauthorized. In the first two ... More


Bhopal: Catastrophe Making *

MITROFF IAN I. and LINSTONE HAROLD A.

in The Unbounded Mind: Breaking the Chains of Traditional Business Thinking

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195102888
eISBN:
9780199854943
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195102888.003.0007
Subject:
Business and Management, Innovation

In this chapter, the authors illustrate a vivid example of the failures of outmoded thinking and the importance of a multi-perspective analysis to avoid future disasters through the experience of the ... More


Adult Hippocampal Neurogenesis: Functional Implications of a ‘New’ Type of Plasticity

Alexander Garthe and Gerd Kempermann

in The Clinical Neurobiology of the Hippocampus: An integrative view

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199592388
eISBN:
9780199949922
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199592388.003.0006
Subject:
Neuroscience, Disorders of the Nervous System, Behavioral Neuroscience

Adult hippocampal neurogenesis has changed our view on the adult mammalian brain by adding a new kind of neuroplasticity with strong implications for cognition and behaviour of older mammals. Because ... More


Power characteristics of quantum dot lasers

Victor M. Ustinov, Alexey E. Zhukov, Anton Yu. Egorov, and Nikolai A. Maleev

in Quantum Dot Lasers

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198526797
eISBN:
9780191712081
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198526797.003.0007
Subject:
Physics, Atomic, Laser, and Optical Physics

This chapter considers the quantum dot active region as a possible candidate for high-power laser applications. Thermal rollover, catastrophic optical mirror damage, and other mechanisms of power ... More


A Global Test for Contemporary Political Institutions and Theories

Stephen M. Gardiner

in A Perfect Moral Storm: The Ethical Tragedy of Climate Change

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780195379440
eISBN:
9780199897100
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195379440.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

This chapter begins the discussion of the theoretical storm. It pursues the suggestion that current social systems and theories might be guilty of a serious global and intergenerational failure, and ... More


Introduction: Catastrophic Migrations

Marcelo M. Suárez-Orozco

in Humanitarianism and Mass Migration: Confronting the World Crisis

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780520297128
eISBN:
9780520969629
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520297128.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Migration Studies (including Refugee Studies)

War and terror, demographic imbalances, unchecked climate change, and rampant criminality are the drivers of catastrophic migrations. In the first quarter of the twenty-first century, we witnessed ... More


Wetland Restoration

Joy B. Zedler

in Ecology of Freshwater and Estuarine Wetlands

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520247772
eISBN:
9780520932890
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520247772.003.0010
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Hands-on experience, accounts in the literature, and several areas of ecological theory can help predict the general course of wetland restoration. There is no cookbook for wetland restoration, nor ... More


Dark Skies: Space Expansionism, Planetary Geopolitics, and the Ends of Humanity

Daniel Deudney

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
March 2020
ISBN:
9780190903343
eISBN:
9780190090241
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190903343.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Dark Skies is the first work to assess the full impacts of space expansion, past, present, and future. Thinking about space, and the visions fervently promoted by the global space movement, is ... More


The Impact of Vulnerability

Ruthann Knechel Johansen

in Listening in the Silence, Seeing in the Dark: Reconstructing Life after Brain Injury

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520231146
eISBN:
9780520927766
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520231146.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

This chapter presents several challenges faced by Erik, whose mother got the news of his accident when she was attending a prayer in church. She had many questions to ask from the caller, but tried ... More


Proposed Innovations for Dealing with Catastrophic Risks

Howard C. Kunreuther and Erwann O. Michel-Kerjan

in At War with the Weather: Managing Large-Scale Risks in a New Era of Catastrophes

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262012829
eISBN:
9780262255431
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262012829.003.0014
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

Hurricanes and other natural disasters cause significant damage which, combined with the growing population and assets in high-risk areas, underscores the need for a new approach not only for ... More


Introduction: Appalachia, 1865–1910

Gordon B. McKinney

in Reconstructing Appalachia: The Civil War's Aftermath

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813125817
eISBN:
9780813135533
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813125817.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

The decades following the Civil War in Appalachia were a time of decline and growth, confusion and organization, poverty and riches. The Civil War in the mountains, as described in this book, was a ... More


Post-Catastrophe

Steve Redhead

in We Have Never Been Postmodern: Theory at the Speed of Light

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748643448
eISBN:
9780748652945
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748643448.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

Taking this argument about the breakdown in ‘mobile city cultures’ further, this chapter considers some more possibilities of a claustropolitan, as opposed to cosmopolitan, sociology. It looks at how ... More


Trauma and Consumption

Adrian Parr

in Deleuze and Memorial Culture: Desire, Singular Memory and the Politics of Trauma

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748627547
eISBN:
9780748652433
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748627547.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter aims to trace what happens to the subjective essence of memory once the initial impact of trauma subsides, and the way in which this essence is then swiftly conjugated by the axiomatic ... More


Anil’s Ghost

Lee Spinks

in Michael Ondaatje

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719066320
eISBN:
9781781703113
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719066320.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter takes a look at Ondaatje's fourth novel, Anil's Ghost, which demonstrates the impact of the outbreak of the Sri Lankan civil war in July 1983. It emphasises that, while Running in the ... More


Living With Risk

Terence Taylor

in Natural Security: A Darwinian Approach to a Dangerous World

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520253476
eISBN:
9780520934313
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520253476.003.0002
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter attempts to compare lessons from evolutionary experience in nature to help us understand elements essential to the survival of human societies in relation to risks that are potentially ... More


Novel Drought Regimes Restructure Aquatic Invertebrate Communities in Arid-Land Streams

Kate S. Boersma and David A. Lytle

in Standing between Life and Extinction: Ethics and Ecology of Conserving Aquatic Species in North American Deserts

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780226694337
eISBN:
9780226694504
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226694504.003.0010
Subject:
Biology, Aquatic Biology

Aquatic invertebrates inhabiting arid-land streams possess diverse adaptations to withstand cycles of drying and flooding. However, anthropogenic water withdrawals and climate change are modifying ... More


At War with the Weather: Managing Large-Scale Risks in a New Era of Catastrophes

Howard C. Kunreuther and Erwann O. Michel-Kerjan

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262012829
eISBN:
9780262255431
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262012829.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

The United States and other nations are facing large-scale risks at an accelerating rhythm. In 2005, three major hurricanes—Katrina, Rita, and Wilma—made landfall along the U.S. Gulf Coast within a ... More


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