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Robert Erikson: Descriptions of Inequality

Bengt‐Christer Ysander

in The Quality of Life

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198287971
eISBN:
9780191596704
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198287976.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Ysander explores the implementation decisions in Erikson's paper, which broadly encompasses (1) the choice of welfare indicators, where Ysander points to the problem encountered in ‘capability’ ... More


Transfer Negotiations

Roger Undy

in Trade Union Merger Strategies: Purpose, Process, and Performance

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199544943
eISBN:
9780191719936
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199544943.003.0004
Subject:
Business and Management, HRM / IR

Inter‐union negotiating strategies and tactics used in completing transfers are at the centre of this chapter. The framework used for analysing transfer negotiations is developed around the relative ... More


The Impact of Health Status and Out‐of‐Pocket Medical Expenditures on Annuity Valuation

Cassio M. Turra and Olivia S. Mitchell

in Recalibrating Retirement Spending and Saving

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199549108
eISBN:
9780191720734
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199549108.003.0010
Subject:
Business and Management, Pensions and Pension Management

This chapter describes how differences in health status at retirement can influence the decision to purchase a life annuity. It extends previous research on annuitization decisions by incorporating ... More


Being Numerous: Poetry and the Ground of Social Life

Oren Izenberg

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691144832
eISBN:
9781400836529
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691144832.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This book offers a new way to understand the divisions that organize twentieth-century poetry. It argues that the most important conflict is not between styles or aesthetic politics, but between ... More


Individual Freedom: Constraints

Ian Carter

in A Measure of Freedom

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198294535
eISBN:
9780191598951
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198294530.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

In order to show that freedom is (at least theoretically) measurable, one must show that the different kinds of constraint on freedom (physical impossibility, threats, difficulty) can be aggregated ... More


Republican Forms: Constitutionalism and Democracy

Philip Pettit

in Republicanism: A Theory of Freedom and Government

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198296423
eISBN:
9780191600081
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198296428.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

The republican state must not only seek to combat the effects of dominium in giving rise to domination, it must also guard against the domination that can be associated with the imperium of ... More


Group Freedom

Ian Carter

in A Measure of Freedom

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198294535
eISBN:
9780191598951
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198294530.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

The freedom of a group of individuals is best understood as the sum of the degrees of freedom of its individual members. G. A. Cohen has opposed this view, arguing that a group (e.g. the proletariat) ... More


Theory and Methodology

Benjamin Gidron, Stanley N. Katz, and Yeheskel Hasenfeld

in Mobilizing for Peace: Conflict Resolution in Northern Ireland, South Africa, and Israel/Palestine

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195125924
eISBN:
9780199833894
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195125924.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This study investigated peace and conflict‐resolution organizations (P/CROs) in three protracted conflicts in South Africa, Northern Ireland, and Israel/Palestine. P/CROs are citizen‐initiated ... More


Cross‐Cohort Differences in Health on the Verge of Retirement

Joyce Manchester, David Weaver, and Kevin Whitman

in Redefining Retirement: How Will Boomers Fare?

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199230778
eISBN:
9780191710971
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199230778.003.0007
Subject:
Business and Management, Pensions and Pension Management

This chapter focuses on how Baby Boomers compare to prior groups on the verge of retirement. Specifically, it evaluates the stock of health which Early Boomers bring to retirement and compares it to ... More


A Matter of Dispute: Morality, Democracy, and Law

Christopher J. Peters

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195387223
eISBN:
9780199894338
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195387223.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

Law often purports to require people, including government officials, to act in ways they think are morally wrong or harmful. What is it about law that can justify such a claim? This book offers an ... More


Geoffrey Hill: A ‘Question of Value’

David‐Antoine Williams

in Defending Poetry: Art and Ethics in Joseph Brodsky, Seamus Heaney, and Geoffrey Hill

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199583546
eISBN:
9780191595295
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199583546.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Poetry, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter investigates Geoffrey Hill's abiding concern with the equation of semantic and ethical recognition, his experience of language as an arena in which our ethical being is both menaced and ... More


Utopias of One

Joshua Kotin

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780691196541
eISBN:
9781400887866
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691196541.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This book is a new account of utopian writing. It examines how eight writers—Henry David Thoreau, W. E. B. Du Bois, Osip and Nadezhda Mandel'shtam, Anna Akhmatova, Wallace Stevens, Ezra Pound, and J. ... More


Table making in astronomy

Arthur L. Norberg

in The History of Mathematical Tables: From Sumer to Spreadsheets

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198508410
eISBN:
9780191708831
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198508410.003.0008
Subject:
Mathematics, History of Mathematics

Throughout history, astronomers have studied the motions of the bodies of the solar system. In the second half of the 17th century, these studies took a monumental step forward with Isaac Newton's ... More


The Invisible Smile: Living without facial expression

Jonathan Cole and Henrietta Spalding

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198566397
eISBN:
9780191693564
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198566397.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

We are defined by our faces. They give identity but, equally importantly, reveal our moods and emotions through facial expression. So what happens when the face cannot move? This book is about people ... More


Jain Satīs, Women's Agency, and Bad Marriages

M. Whitney Kelting

in Heroic Wives Rituals, Stories and the Virtues of Jain Wifehood

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195389647
eISBN:
9780199866434
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195389647.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

In chapter 3, the Jain sati narratives of Subhadra and Añjana suggest that a woman's piety and fidelity to Jainism will not only protect her saubhagya, but will also bring about marital happiness by ... More


The ‘Indian Summer’ for Demesne Farming

David Stone

in Decision-Making in Medieval Agriculture

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199247769
eISBN:
9780191714818
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199247769.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

The evidence from Wisbech Barton broadly supports the notion that the quarter century after the Black Death witnessed an ‘Indian summer’ for demesne farming, for the rural economy here was ... More


The Western Secret Services and the Wall

Paul Maddrell

in Spying on Science: Western Intelligence in Divided Germany 1945-1961

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199267507
eISBN:
9780191708404
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199267507.003.0010
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter discusses the tactics imposed by the DDR and the USSR to close the border. It explains that Khrushchev stopped the flight of refugees and the subversive work of the Western secret ... More


3 Ethiopian Famines 1973–1985: A Case‐Study

B. G. Kumar

in The Political Economy of Hunger: Volume 2: Famine Prevention

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780198286363
eISBN:
9780191718458
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198286363.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter examines the famines of Ethiopia during the period 1973-85, with its rather bleak and gloomy situation. Though a decline in food availability played a major role in the famines, it is ... More


Analysis of Crossword Puzzle Difficulty Using a Random Graph Process

John K. McSweeney

in The Mathematics of Various Entertaining Subjects: Research in Recreational Math

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691164038
eISBN:
9781400881338
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691164038.003.0008
Subject:
Mathematics, History of Mathematics

This chapter quantifies the dynamics of a crossword puzzle by using a network structure to model it. Specifically, the chapter determines how the interaction between the structure of cells in the ... More


On the Importance of Not Being Elected

Pierre Rosanvallon

in Democratic Legitimacy: Impartiality, Reflexivity, Proximity

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691149486
eISBN:
9781400838745
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691149486.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter considers the issue of whether or not it is democratic for a handful of unelected judges to be able to impose their views on the representatives of the people. For nearly a century, ... More


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