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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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Committing to the Cause

Jonathan S. Coley

in Gay on God's Campus: Mobilizing for LGBT Equality at Christian Colleges and Universities

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781469636221
eISBN:
9781469636238
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469636221.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter provides an overview of the three kinds of LGBT organizations at Christian college and universities – direct action groups, educational groups, and solidarity groups – and argues that a ... 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


UK Uncut: Direct action against austerity

Tim Street

in Political (dis)engagement: The changing nature of the 'political'

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781447317012
eISBN:
9781447317036
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447317012.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

This chapter is the second contribution from the frontline of contemporary politics. The author discusses his work with the organisation UK Uncut – a British group campaigning against the UK ... More


The Political Norms and Psychological Resources of Clergy

Corwin E. Smidt

in Pastors and Public Life

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780190455491
eISBN:
9780190455521
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190455491.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter focuses on changes related to factors that may constrain or enhance clergy political activities. The first portion examines clergy norms in terms of the extent to which clergy express ... More


Religion, Friction, and Cultural Encounter in the Anti–Mountaintop Removal Movement

Joseph D. Witt

in Religion and Resistance in Appalachia: Faith and the Fight Against Mountaintop Removal Coal Mining

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780813168128
eISBN:
9780813168753
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813168128.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This final chapter examines the cultural encounters and points of friction between different activists and stakeholders associated with the anti-mountaintop removal movement. In their efforts, ... More


The 1960s Movement: Modern Abolitionists

Anne Stefani

in Unlikely Dissenters: White Southern Women in the Fight for Racial Justice, 1920-1970

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780813060767
eISBN:
9780813051260
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813060767.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Chapter 5 is devoted to the women of the second generation, who came of age from the late 1950s to the 1960s and participated in the 1960s movement. This generation, less socially homogeneous than ... More


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