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Causality and Multi‐Level Selection

Samir Okasha

in Evolution and the Levels of Selection

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780199267972
eISBN:
9780191708275
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199267972.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

This chapter analyzes the causal dimension to multi-level selection theory. Particular attention is paid to the idea that direct selection at one hierarchical level may generate, as a side effect, a ... More


Culture, Citizenship, and Community: A Contextual Exploration of Justice as Evenhandedness

Joseph H. Carens

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198297680
eISBN:
9780191598937
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198297688.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Contributes to contemporary debates about justice, multiculturalism, citizenship, and democratic theory. The book argues that the conventional liberal understanding of justice as neutrality needs to ... More


Context, Political Information, and Performance Voting

Timothy Hellwig

in Citizens, Context, and Choice: How Context Shapes Citizens' Electoral Choices

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199599233
eISBN:
9780191595790
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199599233.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

What explains whether citizens hold the government accountable for its performance in office? In addressing this question, this chapter argues for a broader investigation of how political context ... More


Analysis of Narrative in Context

Kathleen Wells

in Narrative Inquiry

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780195385793
eISBN:
9780199827237
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195385793.003.0007
Subject:
Social Work, Research and Evaluation

This chapter discusses two new approaches to the analysis of narrative: critical narrative analysis and contextual discursive analysis. It examines each approach in relation to its theoretical ... More


The Theory of Multilevel Selection

Charles Goodnight

in The Theory of Evolution: Principles, Concepts, and Assumptions

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780226671024
eISBN:
9780226671338
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226671338.003.0010
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter explores the modeling of multilevel selection (MLS) – and the related concepts of group selection and kin selection – using variance partitioning methods, using the Price equation to ... More


Measuring Multivariate Selection

Bruce Walsh and Michael Lynch

in Evolution and Selection of Quantitative Traits

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780198830870
eISBN:
9780191868986
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198830870.003.0030
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics, Biochemistry / Molecular Biology

This chapter extends many of the results from Chapter 29 on single trait-fitness associations to the multiple trait setting. It examines the estimate of multivariate fitness surfaces, starting with ... More


Context in Action and How to Study It: Illustrations from Health Care

Ninna Meier and Sue Dopson (eds)

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780198805304
eISBN:
9780191843419
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198805304.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies

The concept of context is a cornerstone of a large part of social science research, particularly in organization and management studies, yet it has received little theoretical and methodological ... More


Introduction: The State of Exception

Patrick Frank

in Painting in a State of Exception: New Figuration in Argentina, 1960-1965

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780813062228
eISBN:
9780813051710
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813062228.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

The introduction defines the Nueva Figuración movement and gives an overview of the group's shifting reputation, from initial fame in Buenos Aires in the early 1960s to regional importance, limited ... More


Social Justice, Social Science, and the Complexities of Postsocialism

Thomas C. Wolfe and John Pickles

in Postcommunism from Within: Social Justice, Mobilization, and Hegemony

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814724262
eISBN:
9780814724255
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814724262.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter traces the genealogy of concepts employed in research on the postcommunist region to uncover the ideological commitments they import into analysis. It first considers some of the ways in ... More


Programmed Cell Death and the Levels of Selection

Pierre M. Durand

in The Evolutionary Origins of Life and Death

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780226747620
eISBN:
9780226747934
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226747934.003.0014
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

At the heart of the debate concerning PCD as an adaptation lies the levels of selection question. PCD can only be selected for if something other than the dying cell is the target of selection. This ... More


Personal Style, Institutional Setting and Historical Opportunity: Prime-Ministerial Performance in Context

James Walter

in Understanding Prime-Ministerial Performance: Comparative Perspectives

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199666423
eISBN:
9780191751462
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199666423.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter develops a conceptual framework for systematic description and analysis of prime-ministerial leadership. It focuses particularly on the issue of the power of prime ministers. The author ... More


Foregrounding Context in Action

Sue Dopson and Ninna Meier

in Context in Action and How to Study It: Illustrations from Health Care

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780198805304
eISBN:
9780191843419
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198805304.003.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies

The purpose of this book is to provide an exploration of the role of context and action in the broader field of organization and management theory, illustrated by examples from health care research. ... More


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