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Political Battles at Home and in Brussels: Labor Migration and Asylum Policy in Established Countries of Immigration: France, the United Kingdom, and Germany

Georg Menz

in The Political Economy of Managed Migration: Nonstate Actors, Europeanization, and the Politics of Designing Migration Policies

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199533886
eISBN:
9780191714771
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199533886.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

The politics of migration in the three established countries of immigration, France, Germany, and the United Kingdom, are scrutinized in this chapter, with particular emphasis being placed on an ... More


End-effector Constraints

Lynette A. Jones and Susan J. Lederman

in Human Hand Function

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195173154
eISBN:
9780199786749
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195173154.003.0008
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience

The manner in which the hand makes contact with the environment constrains or enhances the type of information that can be manually extracted and the actions that can be performed. This chapter ... More


10 The Elimination of Endemic Poverty in South Asia: Some Policy Options

Kaushik Basu

in The Political Economy of Hunger: Volume 3: Endemic Hunger

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780198286370
eISBN:
9780191718441
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198286370.003.0011
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter evaluates policies for combating persistent and mass poverty, with empirical illustrations from the experiences of some South Asian countries. It argues that direct action is possible ... More


Discussion: The Doctrine of Mutual Responsibility, Nonconformity, and Deviance Versus Cultural Change and Stability

Nachman Ben-Yehuda

in Theocratic Democracy: The Social Construction of Religious and Secular Extremism

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199734863
eISBN:
9780199895090
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199734863.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter argues that the religious doctrine of mutual responsibility propels Haredim to get involved in trying to persuade other Jews to act in pious ways because infractions invoke the wrath of ... More


The Dream Is Freedom: Pauli Murray and American Democratic Faith

Sarah Azaransky

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199744817
eISBN:
9780199897308
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199744817.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Pauli Murray (1910–85) was a poet, lawyer, activist, and priest, as well as a significant figure in the civil rights and women's movements. Throughout her careers and activism, Murray espoused faith ... More


Direct Action and the Search for “Freedom of Movement”

Brandon K. Winford

in John Hervey Wheeler, Black Banking, and the Economic Struggle for Civil Rights

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780813178257
eISBN:
9780813178264
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813178257.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Social Groups

Chapter 4 examines Wheeler’s activism during the direct-action phase of the civil rights movement. It pushes us to consider how a black businessman in Wheeler’s position could serve not as an ... More


Computational Mechanisms of the Visual Processing of Action Stimuli

Falk Fleischer and Martin A. Giese

in People Watching: Social, Perceptual, and Neurophysiological Studies of Body Perception

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780195393705
eISBN:
9780199979271
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195393705.003.0022
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

Computational models are fundamentally important for testing the feasibility of theories of the visual processing of body movements and for deriving well-defined theoretical predictions that can be ... More


Methodology in State Constitutional Rights Interpretation

Robert F. Williams

in The Law of American State Constitutions

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195343083
eISBN:
9780199866960
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195343083.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter discusses methodology problems arising in cases where similar federal and state constitutional rights claims are raised. Most federal constitutional rights have been incorporated into ... More


The Authentic and Ideal Activist Identities: Having the ‘Right’ Motivation and Doing ‘Enough’ of the ‘Right’ Type of Activism

Emma Craddock

in Living Against Austerity: A Feminist Investigation of Doing Activism and Being Activist

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781529205701
eISBN:
9781529205749
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781529205701.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy

This chapter explores the ways in which the activist identity is constructed and negotiated within local anti-austerity activist culture. It begins by establishing the shared meanings and ... More


Anti-Militarist Direct Action

Chris Rossdale

in Resisting Militarism: Direct Action and the Politics of Subversion

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781474443036
eISBN:
9781474465335
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474443036.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

This chapter outlines the understanding of direct action on which the rest of the book builds. It begins with two vignettes of notable anti-militarist direct actions, before setting out some formal ... More


Money for AIDS, Not War: Anti-militarism, Direct Action against the Epidemic, and Movement History

Emily K. Hobson

in Lavender and Red: Liberation and Solidarity in the Gay and Lesbian Left

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780520279056
eISBN:
9780520965706
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520279056.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Although AIDS direct action is generally described as beginning with ACT UP, it first developed as activists drew tactics and ideas from Central American solidarity and the anti-nuclear movement. ... More


The Charisma of Direct Action: Power, Politics, and the Shiv Sena

Julia M. Eckert

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195660449
eISBN:
9780199082001
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195660449.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

This book explores how movements that are explicitly anti-pluralist in nature still manage to succeed electorally within a democratic framework which they themselves reject. The book studies the ... More


Mastering Direct Action

Kim Bobo and Marién Casillas Pabellón

in The Worker Center Handbook: A Practical Guide for Starting and Building the New Labor Movement

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781501704475
eISBN:
9781501705892
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501704475.003.0011
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

This chapter explains how a worker center can master direct action, which occurs when a group of people directly confronts a target (the person or people with the power to give you what you want) ... More


Teleological Understanding of Actions

Gergely Csibra and György Gergely

in Navigating the Social World: What Infants, Children, and Other Species Can Teach Us

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199890712
eISBN:
9780199332779
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199890712.003.0008
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience, Cognitive Psychology

An observed behavior is interpreted as an action directed to a particular end state if it is judged to be the most efficient means available to the agent for achieving this goal in the given ... More


The Scale of Organizing Today: The National Study of Community Organizing Coalitions

Richard L. Wood and Brad R. Fulton

in A Shared Future: Faith-Based Organizing for Racial Equity and Ethical Democracy

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226305974
eISBN:
9780226306162
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226306162.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter introduces the National Study of Community Organizing Coalitions, an original survey of all faith-based community organizing coalitions in the U.S.. This study, which achieved a 94% ... More


Roxbury, Massachusetts: Direct Action Civics and Biodefense

Thomas D. Beamish

in Community at Risk: Biodefense and the Collective Search for Security

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780804784429
eISBN:
9780804794657
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804784429.003.0004
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies

Chapter 4 relates response in Roxbury, Massachusetts—a section of Boston where a group formed in opposition to Boston University’s bid to host an NBL. Civic partisans there invoked a direct action ... More


Agents of Security

Chris Rossdale

in Resisting Militarism: Direct Action and the Politics of Subversion

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781474443036
eISBN:
9781474465335
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474443036.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

This is the first of two chapters to reflect on how anti-militarists relate to the politics of security. This chapter begins by outlining the intimate relationships between militarism and security, ... More


Resisting Militarism: Direct Action and the Politics of Subversion

Chris Rossdale

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781474443036
eISBN:
9781474465335
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474443036.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

In the past 15 years, anti-militarist activists in the UK have auctioned off a tank outside an arms fair, superglued themselves to Lockheed Martin’s central London offices and stopped a battleship ... More


What dumpstered soup tells us about violence, charity, and politics

Sean Parson

in Cooking up a revolution: Food Not Bombs, Homes Not Jails, and resistance to gentrification

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781526107350
eISBN:
9781526142023
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526107350.003.0002
Subject:
History, Social History

Chapter 2 provides an introduction to Food Not Bombs and gives a brief history of the group. This shows the group’s strong connection to a large range of movements, and contextualizes San Francisco ... More


Why a rat is not a beast machine

Anthony Dickinson

in Frontiers of Consciousness: Chichele Lectures

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199233151
eISBN:
9780191696596
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199233151.003.0010
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter investigates whether or not the laboratory rat is phenomenally conscious. The criterion for phenomenal consciousness is that the animal should be capable of goal-directed action. ... More


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