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Critical Mass and Tipping

ROBERT V. DODGE

in Schelling's Game Theory: How to Make Decisions

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199857203
eISBN:
9780199932597
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199857203.003.0018
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Behavioural Economics

This chapter is about how some things catch on while others do not. These situations are explained by the model “critical mass,”sometimes referred to as the “bandwagon effect.” An explanation of ... More


Introduction: The Scandal of Reason and the Paradox of Judgment

Albena Azmanova

in The Scandal of Reason: A Critical Theory of Political Judgment

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231153805
eISBN:
9780231527286
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231153805.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This introductory chapter begins with a discussion of the absence of a comprehensive, morally compelling, and politically realistic theory of judgment and justice. It then sets out the book's ... More


The Critical Consensus Model

Albena Azmanova

in The Scandal of Reason: A Critical Theory of Political Judgment

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231153805
eISBN:
9780231527286
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231153805.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter reconstructs the normative structure of public reason in a way that accommodates the hermeneutic level of phronetic orientation. This allows an alternative interpretation of the ... More


Summary

M. E. J. Newman and R. G. Palmer

in Modeling Extinction

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195159455
eISBN:
9780197562000
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195159455.003.0012
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

In this book we have studied a large number of recent quantitative models aimed at explaining a variety of large-scale trends seen in the fossil record. These trends include the occurrence of mass ... More


Beyond Protest: Retracing the Margins of the Postwar African American Novel

Stephanie Brown

in The Postwar African American Novel: Protest and Discontent, 1945-1950

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604739732
eISBN:
9781604739749
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604739732.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

This chapter aims to recreate the conditions of the production of the African American novel between 1945 and 1950. In doing so, it is necessary to not only recover the lost voices of the time but ... More


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