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Dog Behaviour, Evolution, and Cognition

Adam Miklosi

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199295852
eISBN:
9780191711688
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199295852.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

The main aim of this book is to provide a basis for a complete dog behavioural biology based on concepts derived from contemporary ethology. Thus, dog behaviour is viewed from both functional ... More


Technological Systems and Comparative Systems of Innovation: From Historical Performance to Future Policy Guidelines

Nick Von Tunzelmann

in The Economic Future in Historical Perspective

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263471
eISBN:
9780191734786
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263471.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This chapter looks at the comparative systems approach to understanding the way in which different institutional regimes affect the governance of technological development. It focuses on four ... More


The Hermeneutics of Reading Genesis after Darwin

Richard S. Briggs

in Reading Genesis after Darwin

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195383355
eISBN:
9780199870561
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195383355.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, History of Christianity

This chapter looks at the issues occupying the interpretation of Genesis at the time of Darwin and notes that the impact of the discovery of ancient Near Eastern creation accounts came at more or ... More


The Headscarf Controversy: Secularism and Freedom of Religion

Hilal Elver

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199769292
eISBN:
9780199933136
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199769292.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This book deals with an ongoing controversy of the Muslim women’s headscarf from the legal and sociological perspective in democratic countries. It depicts headscarf controversy and argues with the ... More


Tribalism Constitutionalized: The Tribal Governance of Membership in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and the United States

Kirsty Gover

in Tribal Constitutionalism: States, Tribes, and the Governance of Membership

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199587094
eISBN:
9780191595363
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199587094.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter takes an explicitly comparative approach to tribal constitutionalism by examining the mechanisms used by tribes to regulate membership, and explaining important regional variations ... More


Introduction

Duncan Fairgrieve

in State Liability in Tort: A Comparative Law Study

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199258055
eISBN:
9780191698507
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199258055.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Law of Obligations

This book examines the conditions of French and English laws and their respective government system in dealing with the question of state liability. It is a complex matter that debates the function, ... More


Toward a Comparative-Historical Sociology of Religious Politics: The Case for Cross-Religious and Cross-Regional Comparisons

Ateş Altınordu

in Religion on the Edge: De-centering and Re-centering the Sociology of Religion

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199938629
eISBN:
9780199980758
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199938629.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter argues that comparative-historical approaches to sociology promise to make distinctive contributions to the project of de-centering and re-centering the sociology of religion presented ... More


Animal Migration: A Synthesis

E.J. Milner-Gulland, John M. Fryxell, and Anthony R.E. Sinclair (eds)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
December 2013
ISBN:
9780199568994
eISBN:
9780191774676
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199568994.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

This book takes a comparative, integrated view of migration, linking evolution with ecology and management, theory with empirical research, and embracing all the major migratory taxa (including ... More


Diversity on the Periphery

James W. Underhill

in Creating Worldviews: Metaphor, Ideology and Language

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748643158
eISBN:
9780748651566
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748643158.003.0006
Subject:
Linguistics, English Language

Studies which approach the question of metaphor with a comparative approach include The Ubiquity of Metaphor: Amsterdam Studies in the Theory and History of Linguistic Science (1985) edited by Wolf ... More


The Centre–Periphery Conflict and Two Paradoxes

Sonia Alonso

in Challenging the State: Devolution and the Battle for Partisan Credibility: A Comparison of Belgium, Italy, Spain, and the United Kingdom

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199691579
eISBN:
9780191741234
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199691579.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, European Union

This chapter introduces the theoretical and empirical rationale for the book. It discusses two main themes in the academic literature on devolution and peripheral parties’ growth that are widely ... More


Four Dangers in the Comparative Approach

W. Underhill James

in Humboldt, Worldview and Language

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748638420
eISBN:
9780748671809
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748638420.003.0014
Subject:
Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics

This chapter invites readers to remain critical in appraising the findings of comparative linguistics. Four dangers are outlined. Firstly, the terms of debates can be ill-defined. Secondly, the scope ... More


Data analysis techniques to model the effects of education systems on educational inequalities

Christiane Gross

in Education Systems and Inequalities: International Comparisons

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781447326106
eISBN:
9781447326212
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447326106.003.0007
Subject:
Education, Educational Policy and Politics

On the basis of quantitative data, this contribution illustrates how to model the impact of education systems on educational inequalities. When examining this question, researchers have to decide ... More


Human Predicaments: And What to Do about Them

John Kekes

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780226359458
eISBN:
9780226359595
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226359595.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This book is about understanding and coping with exceptionally difficult problems that stand in the way of living as we think we should. Living that way depends on pursuing possibilities that ... More


Introduction: Re-Imagining Colonial Pasts, Influencing Colonial Futures

Katherine H. Hayes and Craig N. Cipolla

in Rethinking Colonialism: Comparative Archaeological Approaches

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780813060705
eISBN:
9780813050911
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813060705.003.0001
Subject:
Archaeology, Methodology and Techniques

This chapter introduces the major themes and coherent aims of the volume, arguing that colonialism is a subject of concern not simply as a condition of the past but also evolving and having impacts ... More


Katherine Mansfield and Virginia Woolf

Gerri Kimber, Todd Martin, and Christine Froula (eds)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781474439657
eISBN:
9781474453813
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474439657.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Katherine Mansfield’s ardent overture to Virginia Woolf launched a historic friendship of mutual admiration and fascination shot through with wary misunderstandings, rivalry, and envy. These ... More


Conclusion

John Kekes

in Hard Questions: Facing the Problems of Life

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2019
ISBN:
9780190919986
eISBN:
9780190920012
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190919986.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

The comparative approach of this book is an alternative to the absolutist and relativist approaches to hard questions. Central to the argument are the unavoidability of conflicts, the ... More


Introduction

Ruth Scodel

in Defining Greek Narrative

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780748680108
eISBN:
9780748697007
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748680108.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

Although many studies have applied structuralist narratology to Greek literature, this volume, influenced by ‘new narratologies', seeks to define about Greek narrative practice is universal and what ... More


Political Primates: What Other Primates Can Tell Us about the Evolutionary Roots of Our Own Political Behavior

Darby Proctor and Sarah Brosnan

in Man Is by Nature a Political Animal: Evolution, Biology, and Politics

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226319094
eISBN:
9780226319117
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226319117.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter examines the political behavior of primates, in particular chimpanzees, in order to understand the evolutionary bases of human political behavior. It begins with an examination of how ... More


The Interwar Housing Cycle in the Light of 2001–2012: A Comparative Historical Perspective

Alexander J. Field

in Housing and Mortgage Markets in Historical Perspective

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780226073842
eISBN:
9780226093284
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226093284.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This paper examines the interwar housing cycle in comparison to what transpired in the United States between 2001 and 2012. The 1920s experienced a boom in construction and prolonged retardation in ... More


Confronting the Political Realities

in Courts and Kids: Pursuing Educational Equity through the State Courts

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226706191
eISBN:
9780226706184
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226706184.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Family Law

This book has argued that success in sound basic education cases is critical to achieving educational equity and excellence. Effective remedies in these cases require the adoption of challenging ... More


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