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Relying on Others: An Essay in Epistemology

Sanford C. Goldberg

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199593248
eISBN:
9780191594625
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199593248.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, General

This book concerns the role others play in our attempts to acquire knowledge of the world. Two main forms of this reliance are examined: testimony cases, where a subject aims to acquire knowledge ... More


Reflections on Pension Reform in the Americas: From ‘Averting the Old-Age Crisis’ to ‘Keeping the Promise of Old-Age Security’ and Beyond

Estelle James, Truman Packard, and Robert Holzmann

in Lessons from Pension Reform in the Americas

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199226801
eISBN:
9780191710285
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199226801.003.0007
Subject:
Business and Management, Pensions and Pension Management

This chapter begins by presenting Estelle James' points of discussion if she were to cowrite a sequel to Averting the Old Age Crisis. Truman Packard then summarizes some of the issues raised in ... More


Blind Spot: When Journalists Don't Get Religion

Paul Marshall, Lela Gilbert, and Roberta Green-Ahmanson (eds)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195374360
eISBN:
9780199871902
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195374360.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This book analyzes media coverage of major news stories in which religion is a major component and recounts how journalist often miss, or misunderstand, these stories because they do not take ... More


Do Immigrant Children Have A Fair Chance?

Sylvia Guendelman and Kate Cosby

in Raising Children: Emerging Needs, Modern Risks, and Social Responses

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195310122
eISBN:
9780199865284
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195310122.003.0009
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy, Children and Families

For many of those among the working poor who lack coverage by medical insurance, the biggest problem is gaining access to a physician. Immigrants constitute a disproportionate number of the working ... More


Word and Image

Parvis Ghassem-Fachandi

in Pogrom in Gujarat: Hindu Nationalism and Anti-Muslim Violence in India

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691151762
eISBN:
9781400842599
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691151762.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter illustrates how a paradigmatic structure emerged in the news coverage of February 28, 2002 and the following days, in which the depth of a story is constructed not through certainty of ... More


Wider Dimensions of Unions' Presence

Tito Boeri, Agar Brugiavini, Lars Calmfors, Alison Booth, Michael Burda, Daniele Checchi, Bernhard Ebbinghaus, Richard Freeman, Pietro Garibaldi, Bertil Holmlund, Robin Naylor, Martin Schludi, Thierry Verdier, and Jelle Visser

in The Role of Unions in the Twenty-first Century: A Report for the Fondazione Rodolfo Debenedetti

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199246588
eISBN:
9780191596001
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199246580.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics

An analysis of union presence focusing only on union membership can be misleading, particularly so for European countries. Ch. 4 examines wider issues of union presence, including forms of bargaining ... More


Cost Containment versus National Health Insurance

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/9780195160390.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter examines the 10-year struggle of federal officials to introduce the measures of cost containment, discussing the effect this struggle had on the hope of national health insurance and ... More


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


If That Were True I Would Have Heard about it by Now

Sanford C. Goldberg

in Relying on Others: An Essay in Epistemology

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199593248
eISBN:
9780191594625
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199593248.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, General

This chapter examines beliefs formed on the basis of one's expectation that if things were not so, one would have heard about it by now. It is argued that a proper reliabilist assessment of these ... More


Mitigation Watchdogs: The Ethical Foundation for a Journalist’s Role

Lee Wilkins

in Journalism Ethics: A Philosophical Approach

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195370805
eISBN:
9780199776610
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195370805.003.0021
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Katrina was what practiced journalists might call a systems story with a human face. First, Katrina was about the systems put in place to deal with disasters and hazards. The political systems ... More


Achieving Access: Professional Movements and the Politics of Health Universalism

Joseph Harris

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781501709968
eISBN:
9781501714832
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501709968.001.0001
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

Why do resource-constrained countries make costly commitments to universal health coverage and AIDS treatment after transitioning to democracy? At a time when the world’s wealthiest nations struggle ... More


Downs Meets the Press: How Party Systems Shape the News

Matthew A. Baum and Philip B. K. Potter

in War and Democratic Constraint: How the Public Influences Foreign Policy

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691164984
eISBN:
9781400866472
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691164984.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter examines the validity of the “Downsian Premise,” which states that democratic multiparty systems tend to engender political coverage that is more diverse, more policy-centric, and more ... More


Media Coverage of Immigration and White Partisanship: with Hans Hassell

Marisa Abrajano and Zoltan L. Hajnal

in White Backlash: Immigration, Race, and American Politics

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691164434
eISBN:
9781400866489
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691164434.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter examines the role of news media in driving white fears regarding immigration. In particular, it explores the relationship between media coverage of immigration and aggregate shifts in ... More


A Mechanism with a Bright Future: Joint Implementation

Jelmer Hoogzaad and Charlotte Streck

in Legal Aspects of Carbon Trading: Kyoto, Copenhagen, and beyond

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199565931
eISBN:
9780191722028
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199565931.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Environmental and Energy Law, Private International Law

Although the term Joint Implementation itself is not mentioned anywhere in the Kyoto Protocol, Article 6 of the Protocol establishes the basis for what has become known as ‘Joint Implementation’ ... More


Press and Politics in the Weimar Republic

Bernhard Fulda

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199547784
eISBN:
9780191720079
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199547784.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This book offers a new interpretation of the fate of Germany's first democracy and the advent of Hitler's Third Reich. It explores the role of the press in the politics of the Weimar Republic, and ... More


Broadcasting as a Public Service

Asa Briggs

in The History of Broadcasting in the United Kingdom, Volume I: The Birth of Broadcasting

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780192129260
eISBN:
9780191670008
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192129260.003.0017
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Cultural History

This chapter examines the commitment of the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) to the principle of broadcasting as a public service. It explains J.C.W. Reith's opinion that the public service ... More


Promising Practices: The Positive Effects of After-School Programs for African American Male Development and Educational Progress

Reginald Clark, Alexes Harris, Kimberly A. White-Smith, Walter R. Allen, and Barbara A. Ray

in Social Work With African American Males: Health, Mental Health, and Social Policy

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195314366
eISBN:
9780199865567
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195314366.003.0007
Subject:
Social Work, Communities and Organizations, Health and Mental Health

This chapter analyzes data collected from 28 after-school programs funded under the W. K. Kellogg African American Men and Boys Initiative. It examines the inevitability of massive failure and ... More


Pension Reform in the United Kingdom: Increasing the Role of Private Provision?

Gordon L. Clark

in Pension Security in the 21st Century: Redrawing the Public-Private Debate

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
August 2004
ISBN:
9780199261765
eISBN:
9780191601248
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199261768.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

This chapter examines pension reform in the UK. It argues that future reform of the UK pension system is unnecessary to make it sustainable in terms of costs. Forecast expenditures can be met without ... More


Oil and Water: Media Lessons from Hurricane Katrina and the Deepwater Horizon Disaster

Andrea Miller, Shearon Roberts, and Victoria LaPoe

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9781617039720
eISBN:
9781626740174
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617039720.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This book explores the media experiences of the dual disasters to hit the Gulf Coast within five years, Hurricane Katrina and the Deepwater Horizon Oil Disaster. The disaster journalism is compared ... More


The Trial in American Life

Robert A. Ferguson

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226243252
eISBN:
9780226243283
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226243283.001.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

In a detailed analysis that ranges from Aaron Burr to O. J. Simpson, this book traces the legal meaning and cultural implications of prominent American trials across the history of the nation. This ... More


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