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Capitalist Diversity and Change: Recombinant Governance and Institutional Entrepreneurs

Colin Crouch

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199286652
eISBN:
9780191713354
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199286652.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Political Economy

Over the last decade, the neo-institutionalist literature on comparative capitalism has developed into an influential body of work. This book assesses this literature and proposes a major ... More


Allee Effects in Ecology and Conservation

Franck Courchamp, Ludek Berec, and Joanna Gascoigne

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780198570301
eISBN:
9780191717642
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198570301.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

Allee effects are broadly defined as a decline in individual fitness at low population size or density, that can result in critical population thresholds below which populations crash to extinction. ... More


Relative Truth

Manuel García-Carpintero and Max Kölbel (eds)

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199234950
eISBN:
9780191715846
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199234950.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Language

The truth of an utterance depends on various factors. Usually these factors are assumed to be: the meaning of the sentence uttered; the context in which the utterance was made; and the way things are ... More


Conclusion: From Path Dependence to Path Departure?

Bernhard Ebbinghaus

in Reforming Early Retirement in Europe, Japan and the USA

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780199286119
eISBN:
9780191604089
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199286116.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This concluding chapter summarizes the main findings of the book, evaluating the protection-oriented ‘pull’ and production-oriented ‘push’ approaches to explain the long-term development and ... More


The European Court and Integration

Alec Stone Sweet

in The Judicial Construction of Europe

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780199275533
eISBN:
9780191602009
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019927553X.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

Provides an introduction to the book by explaining its origin, purpose, approach, and structure. The first section presents the generic question posed by the book: how is a particular mode of ... More


The Reference Book

John Hawthorne and David Manley

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199693672
eISBN:
9780191739002
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199693672.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language, Philosophy of Mind

This book critically examines some widespread views about the semantic phenomenon of reference and the cognitive phenomenon of singular thought. It begins by denying that either is tied to a special ... More


Political Change in Continental Europe

Mark J. Joe

in Political Determinants of Corporate Governance: Political Context, Corporate Impact

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199205301
eISBN:
9780191695612
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199205301.003.0022
Subject:
Business and Management, Corporate Governance and Accountability, Business History

This chapter examines political change in continental Europe. The recent demand for more pro-shareholder corporate governance in continental Europe and for legal structures that facilitate ownership ... More


The Judicial Construction of Europe

Alec Stone Sweet

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780199275533
eISBN:
9780191602009
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019927553X.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

The law and politics of European integration have been inseparable since the 1960s, when the European Court of Justice rendered a set of foundational decisions that gradually served to ... More


Retirement pensions

Jochen Clasen

in Reforming European Welfare States: Germany and the United Kingdom Compared

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780199270712
eISBN:
9780191603266
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199270716.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

The chapter discusses three periods of policy change in the field of pension policy. It explains basic parameters of public pension systems and the scope of private provision, comparing contemporary ... More


Organizational Ecology as a Theory of Competition

Nikolaus Beck

in The Institutions of the Market: Organizations, Social Systems, and Governance

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199231423
eISBN:
9780191710865
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199231423.003.0010
Subject:
Business and Management, Political Economy

This chapter shows that organizational ecology is much more sociological and less biological than many critics of organizational ecology think. It argues that organizational ecology and its theory of ... More


The Reality of Time

Rory Fox

in Time and Eternity in Mid-Thirteenth-Century Thought

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2006
ISBN:
9780199285754
eISBN:
9780191603563
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199285756.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter examines the question of whether 13th century thinkers viewed time as having its own existence in reality, or whether they considered it to have an existence which depended upon a mind. ... More


Contexts: Meaning, Truth, and the Use of Language

Stefano Predelli

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780199281732
eISBN:
9780191603204
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199281734.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

This book discusses the views of meaning and truth implicit in the traditionalapproach to natural-language semantics. Its main thesis is that the philosophical presuppositions entailed by that ... More


Some Formal Ontological Relations

E. J. Lowe

in The Four-Category Ontology: A Metaphysical Foundation for Natural Science

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
May 2006
ISBN:
9780199254392
eISBN:
9780191603600
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199254397.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

The notion of a formal ontological relation is introduced and illustrated. Distinctions are drawn between various types of ontological dependence relations. The hierarchical character of systems of ... More


Ramsey's Problem and its Solution

E. J. Lowe

in The Four-Category Ontology: A Metaphysical Foundation for Natural Science

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
May 2006
ISBN:
9780199254392
eISBN:
9780191603600
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199254397.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

F. P. Ramsey’s objections to the universal/particular distinction, especially as advocated by Bertrand Russell, are examined in depth and rebutted. At the same time, certain important lessons are ... More


Truthmaking, Necessity, and Essential Dependence

E. J. Lowe

in The Four-Category Ontology: A Metaphysical Foundation for Natural Science

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
May 2006
ISBN:
9780199254392
eISBN:
9780191603600
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199254397.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

The notion of truthmaking is examined. A distinction is drawn between formal ontological predicates — which should not be taken to denote elements of being — and other predicates, with ‘is true’, ... More


Good Samaritan Church: The Unity of the Place

Mary McClintock Fulkerson

in Places of Redemption: Theology for a Worldly Church

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199296477
eISBN:
9780191711930
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199296477.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter focuses on the practices of Good Samaritan UMC in an attempt to become place for all to appear. Having reviewed the prominent practices that made this place, the question now is what ... More


Normative Bedrock: Response-Dependence, Rationality, and Reasons

Joshua Gert

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199657544
eISBN:
9780191742217
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199657544.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Expressivism and non-reductive realism represent two very widely separated poles in contemporary discussion s of normativity. But the domain of the normative is both large and diverse. It would be ... More


Bulgaria and Macedonia: Voluntary Dependence on External Actors

Kyril Drezov

in Democratic Consolidation in Eastern Europe Volume 2: International and Transnational Factors

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199244096
eISBN:
9780191600371
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019924409X.003.0016
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

The main hypothesis of the chapter is that historically both Bulgaria and Macedonia have tended to adapt to an externally determined environment by opting for self‐limiting behaviour. This kind of ... More


Concluding Remarks

Christopher Peacocke

in Being Known

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198238607
eISBN:
9780191598197
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198238606.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

The objectivity of some area of thought can often be acknowledged without postulating an exotic metaphysics. Statements that may seem to be the merest truisms may have previously hidden metaphysical ... More


Interaction effects in diffusive two-dimensional electron transport

Thomas Ihn

in Semiconductor Nanostructures: Quantum states and electronic transport

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199534425
eISBN:
9780191715297
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199534425.003.0017
Subject:
Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials

This chapter continues the discussion of interaction effects in transport starts from the fractional quantum Hall effect in Chapter 16, but returns to the case of zero magnetic field. The influence ... More


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