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The Everlasting Empire: The Political Culture of Ancient China and Its Imperial Legacy

Yuri Pines

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691134956
eISBN:
9781400842278
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691134956.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

Established in 221 BCE, the Chinese empire lasted for 2,132 years before being replaced by the Republic of China in 1912. During its two millennia, the empire endured internal wars, foreign ... More


Polarization and Party-Building in Zimbabwe

Adrienne LeBas

in From Protest to Parties: Party-Building and Democratization in Africa

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199546862
eISBN:
9780191728594
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199546862.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

This chapter provides an account of opposition party formation and development in Zimbabwe from 1999 to 2008. It argues that the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) was able to maintain a strong and ... More


The Argument and the Cases

Sean L. Yom

in From Resilience to Revolution: How Foreign Interventions Destabilize the Middle East

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231175647
eISBN:
9780231540278
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231175647.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Middle Eastern Politics

This chapter explains how domestic conflict and geopolitical mediation combined to form a striking pattern across the Middle East. The more that outside hegemons intervened to help local rulers ... More


1 The Durability of Goodness

Alan Mittleman

in Judaic Sources and Western Thought: Jerusalem's Enduring Presence

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199583157
eISBN:
9780191728952
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199583157.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter argues that the Book of Genesis, both in itself and as refracted by subsequent Jewish interpretation, affirms the goodness of being. Goodness is primary (vis-à-vis evil, which is ... More


The Future of Nuclear Waste: What Art and Archaeology Can Tell Us about Securing the World's Most Hazardous Material

Rosemary Joyce

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
March 2021
ISBN:
9780190888138
eISBN:
9780190888176
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190888138.001.0001
Subject:
Archaeology, Contemporary and Public Archaeology

How can sites of waste disposal be marked to prevent contamination in the future? The United States government addressed this challenge in planning for nuclear waste repositories. Consulting with ... More


Quality of life design goals

Kim Steele and Sherry Ahrentzen

in At Home With Autism: Designing housing for the spectrum

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781447307976
eISBN:
9781447303817
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447307976.003.0003
Subject:
Social Work, Health and Mental Health

To establish a basis for design guidelines, ten quality of life design goals were crafted from a synthesis of the research gathered and examined. Each goal is associated with its own icon, which ... More


Gluttons for Regimen: Anglo-Protestant Culture and the Reorientation of Appetite

R. Marie Griffith

in Born Again Bodies: Flesh and Spirit in American Christianity

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520217539
eISBN:
9780520938113
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520217539.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter treats three sets of devotional practices whose modern enactment both reflected and generated broad cultural variations in the meaning of human embodiment. One of the most enduring and ... More


Conclusion

Angelica Goodden

in Rousseau's Hand: The Crafting of a Writer

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199683833
eISBN:
9780191766190
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199683833.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, European Literature

Rousseau's signatures, the craftsman's fingerprint and the writer's eloquence, are discussed in terms of his lifetime's devotion to praxis and doxa respectively, the convergence of hand and voice ... More


Conclusions: Shared Powers, Policy Drifts, and Sustainability

Norma M. Riccucci

in Policy Drift: Shared Powers and the Making of U.S. Law and Policy

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781479845040
eISBN:
9781479896356
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479845040.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter draws out some lessons from the analysis presented in the book. It discusses the implications of shared powers jockeying over public policy for drifts and their outcomes. It illustrates ... More


Conclusion

Ronen Shamir

in Current Flow: The Electrification of Palestine

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780804787062
eISBN:
9780804788687
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804787062.003.0007
Subject:
History, Middle East History

Exploring the relationship between electrification and the production of social divisions, the guiding thread is that material durability – in the form of an electrical infrastructure – solidifies ... More


Necessity and Fortune: Machiavelli's Politics of Nature

Yves Winter

in Second Nature: Rethinking the Natural through Politics

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780823251414
eISBN:
9780823252923
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823251414.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

In this chapter, Yves Winter reads Machiavelli as offering an ambivalent portrait of the modern relationship with nature. Winter's Machiavelli does not adhere to natural law, nor oppose nature with ... More


The Response of Consumption to Anticipated Changes in Income

Tullio Jappelli and Luigi Pistaferri

in The Economics of Consumption: Theory and Evidence

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780199383146
eISBN:
9780199383160
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199383146.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics

The intertemporal models studied so far postulate that people use savings in order to smooth income fluctuations, and that unless there are liquidity constraints, consumption responds little if at ... More


The Empowering Theory of Trust

Victoria McGeer and Philip Pettit

in The Philosophy of Trust

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780198732549
eISBN:
9780191796777
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198732549.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Moral Philosophy

The standard theory of trust assumes that in trusting you I activate a standing disposition to respond to my trust. But a number of considerations support the idea that, even if you have such a ... More


Article 140 TFEU

Leo Flynn

in The EU Treaties and the Charter of Fundamental Rights: A Commentary

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
March 2021
ISBN:
9780198794561
eISBN:
9780191927874
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198759393.003.244
Subject:
Law, EU Law

Articles 121(1), 122(2), second sentence, and 123(5) EC At least once every two years, or at the request of a Member State with a derogation, the Commission and the European Central Bank shall ... More


Authoritarian Regime Sustainability

Wenfang Tang

in Populist Authoritarianism: Chinese Political Culture and Regime Sustainability

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780190205782
eISBN:
9780190461928
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190205782.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Chapter 2 begins by contrasting the views of regime crisis and regime durability in the literature of Chinese politics. It examines two types of political support, horizontal (incumbent vs. system) ... More


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