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Introduction

Andrew Reynolds

in Electoral Systems and Democratization in Southern Africa

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198295105
eISBN:
9780191600128
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198295103.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

This work deals with the region of southern Africa in relation to democratic consolidation, dynamic modes of representation, and the mitigation of ethnic (and regional) conflict. It starts with the ... More


A European Comparative Approach to the Legal Construction of Personal Work Relations

Mark R. Freedland and Nicola Kountouris

in The Legal Construction of Personal Work Relations

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199551750
eISBN:
9780191731013
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199551750.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Employment Law

This chapter sets out the European comparative approach to the legal construction of personal work relations, which will be tested and explored in the subsequent parts of the book. It considers, ... More


Introduction

Catherine M Donnelly

in Delegation of Governmental Power to Private Parties: A Comparative Perspective

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199298242
eISBN:
9780191711626
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199298242.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter introduces the topic of the study. The terms of the study are defined; the choice of jurisdictions is presented; and the comparative methodology is explained. The use of the term ... More


Reconceptualizing India Studies

Balagangadhara

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198082965
eISBN:
9780199081936
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198082965.001.0001
Subject:
History, Historiography

As India emerges as an important global player, a serious question arises: how to relate to the existing descriptions of India that are centuries old? This question presents itself as a task for the ... More


Methods and Sources

Joe Foweraker and Todd Landman

in Citizenship Rights and Social Movements: A Comparative and Statistical Analysis

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199240463
eISBN:
9780191696831
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199240463.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Chapters 1 and 2 outlined the main theoretical debates about citizenship, social movements, and the relationship between them, in the past and in the present. Citizenship is understood to consist ... More


Is it Legitimate and Beneficial for Judges to Compare?

Thomas Kadner Graziano

in Courts and Comparative Law

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2015
ISBN:
9780198735335
eISBN:
9780191802096
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198735335.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Comparative Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter analyses the arguments for and against the legitimacy of judicial comparison when it comes to applying domestic law. It further considers the benefits that may be derived from comparison ... More


Comparative Methodology

Ji Zhang

in One and Many: A Comparative Study of Plato's Philosophy and Daoism Represented by Ge Hong

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824835545
eISBN:
9780824871291
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824835545.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This concluding chapter discusses the significance of comparative methodology. The discourse of the comparative study has two phases. It begins with the phase of contrasting and arrives at a deep ... More


Introduction

Daniel Renshaw

in Socialism and the Diasporic 'Other': A Comparative Study of Irish Catholic and Jewish Radical and Communal Politics in East London, 1889-1912

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781786941220
eISBN:
9781789629316
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781786941220.003.0001
Subject:
History, Social History

The introduction sets out the main arguments and themes to be examined in the book. It identifies three key areas of discussion: the attitudes of the metropolitan left towards diasporic ‘difference’, ... More


Foreign Fads or Fashions: The Role of Comparativism in Human Rights Law

Sandra Fredman

in Comparative Human Rights Law

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780199689408
eISBN:
9780191768293
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199689408.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Comparative Law, Human Rights and Immigration

Human rights law is particularly ripe for a comparative approach. There is a broadly similar common core of human rights, and when analogous issues arise, we would expect to see equivalent answers. ... More


Applying welfare regime ideal types in empirical analysis: the example of activation

Deborah Rice

in Social policy review 27: Analysis and debate in social policy, 2015

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781447322771
eISBN:
9781447322795
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447322771.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

A new development in the welfare regime literature is the attempt to move from inductive welfare regime typologies to purely analytical regime ideal types. However, empirical analyses involving ... More


Introduction

Wiebke Denecke

in Classical World Literatures: Sino-Japanese and Greco-Roman Comparisons

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199971848
eISBN:
9780199346134
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199971848.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The introduction first showcases the effects of the “relative age of cultures” on the self-perception, self-representation, and cultural production of younger cultures by analyzing the relationship ... More


The Relevance of Globalization and Notions of Transition

Ralph Henham

in Sentencing Policy and Social Justice

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780198718895
eISBN:
9780191789816
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198718895.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter considers the global and comparative dimensions of sentencing and explains their significance for developing a more positive relationship between sentencing policy and social justice. It ... More


Introduction

Elizabeth Pérez

in Religion in the Kitchen: "Cooking, Talking, and the Making of Black Atlantic Traditions"

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781479861613
eISBN:
9781479803217
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479861613.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

The introduction begins by addressing the omission of food preparation and casual conversation from analyses of Black Atlantic religions. The author contends that the transnational expansion of these ... More


Classical World Literatures: Sino-Japanese and Greco-Roman Comparisons

Wiebke Denecke

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199971848
eISBN:
9780199346134
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199971848.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This book compares the cultural dynamics of Sino-Japanese and Greco-Roman literatures, exploring the ways in which “younger” cultures related to their venerable predecessors. How were writers of the ... More


What Is an MDSJ?

Christopher M. Bruner

in Re-Imagining Offshore Finance: Market-Dominant Small Jurisdictions in a Globalizing Financial World

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780190466879
eISBN:
9780190466909
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190466879.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Company and Commercial Law, Comparative Law

This chapter sets out an “ideal type” of “market-dominant small jurisdiction” (MDSJ), identifying the central, consequential features giving rise to such jurisdictions’ competitive strengths and ... More


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