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Beyond Constraint‐Based Models: Communication Channels and Growth Rates

Rein Taagepera

in Making Social Sciences More Scientific: The Need for Predictive Models

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199534661
eISBN:
9780191715921
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199534661.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, Political Economy

The number of communication channels may well turn out to be a major building block in constructing quantitatively predictive logical models in social sciences. This number does determine ... More


Communication Fundamentals

David E. Nelson, Bradford W. Hesse, and Robert T. Croyle

in Making Data Talk: The Science and Practice of Translating Public Health Research and Surveillance Findings to Policy Makers, the Public, and the Press

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195381535
eISBN:
9780199864782
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195381535.003.0002
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

Providing large amounts of scientific data and expecting them to “speak for themselves” is wishful thinking: public health data selection and presentation requires careful consideration. This chapter ... More


Johnson: Castro Reaches Out

William M. LeoGrande and Peter Kornbluh

in Back Channel To Cuba: The Hidden History of Negotiations between Washington and Havana

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469626604
eISBN:
9781469626628
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469626604.003.0003
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter shows how Kennedy’s initiative took on a life of its own as Havana and Washington sustained an ongoing dialogue through intermediaries and third countries during the Johnson ... More


Epilogue: Cutting the Shackles of the Past: A Back-Channel Success

William M. LeoGrande and Peter Kornbluh

in Back Channel To Cuba: The Hidden History of Negotiations between Washington and Havana

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469626604
eISBN:
9781469626628
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469626604.003.0011
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This concluding chapter shows how Obama succeeded where others have failed for over a half century to normalize relations with Cuba. Like his predecessors, Obama conducted his back-channel diplomacy ... More


Trade-Offs and Costs in Signalling

Martin Stevens

in Sensory Ecology, Behaviour, and Evolution

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
December 2013
ISBN:
9780199601776
eISBN:
9780191774782
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199601776.003.0007
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

This chapter explains how signalling and communication carry significant costs and trade-offs. It discusses how signals often require substantial energetic and physiological investment; how signals ... More


Functional and Structural Boundaries

T.F.H. Allen and Thomas B. Starr

in Hierarchy: Perspectives for Ecological Complexity

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780226489544
eISBN:
9780226489711
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226489711.003.0007
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

There is a distinction between spatial and temporal boundaries. Enzymes, with distinctly faster reaction rates separated living systems in a temporal domain before there were spatial cell membranes. ... More


Artisans of Hope

Samy Cohen

in Doves Among Hawks: Struggles of the Israeli Peace Movements

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780190947903
eISBN:
9780190077907
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190947903.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Middle Eastern Politics

As the Israeli right has become firmly ensconced in power and the left shows signs of fatigue, a host of small peace organizations have proliferated that display amazing vitality. The most remarkable ... More


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