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

Alexander Ebner and Nikolaus Beck (eds)

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199231423
eISBN:
9780191710865
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199231423.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Political Economy

This book approaches markets as a dynamic ensemble of institutions; and as a set of rules or norms, that contribute to the evolution of social systems of governance, and can be analysed as a ... More


After Civil Rights: Racial Realism in the New American Workplace

John D. Skrentny

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691159966
eISBN:
9781400848492
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691159966.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

What role should racial difference play in the American workplace? As a nation, we rely on civil rights law to address this question, and the monumental Civil Rights Act of 1964 seemingly answered ... More


Creativity and Development

R. Keith Sawyer, Vera John-Steiner, Seana Moran, Robert J Sternberg, David Henry Feldman, Jeanne Nakamura, and Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195149005
eISBN:
9780199848225
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195149005.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology

This book explores the connections and tensions between creativity research and developmental psychology, two fields that have largely progressed independently of each ... More


Comparison in global history

Prasannan Parthasarathi

in Writing the History of the Global: Challenges for the Twenty-First Century

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780197265321
eISBN:
9780191760495
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265321.003.0005
Subject:
History, Historiography

The methods of comparative history pose an analytic focus for global history. Comparison must analyse not just one or two, but multiple paths of economic and historical development in the early ... More


Thrift and Thriving in America: Capitalism and Moral Order from the Puritans to the Present

Joshua Yates and James Davison Hunter (eds)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199769063
eISBN:
9780199896851
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199769063.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Economic Sociology

This book is about the seminal importance of thrift to American culture and history. Underpinning the diversity of disciplinary perspectives presented in this volume are two overarching claims. ... More


New Cultural Societies

Patricia Londoño-Vega

in Religion, Society, and Culture in Colombia: Medellín and Antioquia, 1850-1930

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199249534
eISBN:
9780191719318
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199249534.003.0009
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter discusses the emergence of a wide range of cultural societies brought by the advances in formal education achieved in Antioquia from the middle of the 19th century to the 1920s. It adds ... More


Final Comments

Patricia Londoño-Vega

in Religion, Society, and Culture in Colombia: Medellín and Antioquia, 1850-1930

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199249534
eISBN:
9780191719318
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199249534.003.0010
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter begins by discussing that in the recent past, numerous associations bind Antioquian people together across class, promoted either by individual initiative, by the Church, or by the ... More


Concluding remarks: Putting reconstruction on track

Graciana del Castillo

in Rebuilding War-Torn States: The Challenge of Post-Conflict Economic Reconstruction

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199237739
eISBN:
9780191717239
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199237739.003.0017
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental, International

The book concludes that because post-conflict economic reconstruction takes place amid the political, security, and social transitions it is fundamentally different from “development as usual”; that ... More


International Diffusion of Knowledge: Isolating Mechanisms and the Role of the MNE

Örjan Sölvell and Ivo Zander

in The Dynamic Firm: The Role of Technology, Strategy, Organization, and Regions

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198296041
eISBN:
9780191596070
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198296045.003.0017
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

The overriding issue in this chapter is one of the international diffusion of knowledge (information) or, rather, the isolating mechanisms that may retard such diffusion. In view of earlier ... More


Self-Regulation and Human Progress: How Society Gains When We Govern Less

Evan Osborne

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780804796446
eISBN:
9781503604247
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804796446.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

Does humanity progress primarily through leaders organizing and directing followers, or through trial and error by individuals free to chart their own path? For most of human history ruling classes ... More


Measuring health inequalities

Jonathan Wistow, Tim Blackman, David Byrne, and Gerald Wistow

in Studying health inequalities: An applied approach

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781447305286
eISBN:
9781447312031
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447305286.003.0004
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

Health inequalities can be about when people die, about differential presence of particular pathologies and about limitations placed on the life they lead when they are living it. This chapter ... More


Azari Plisetsky

Toba Singer

in Fernando Alonso: The Father of Cuban Ballet

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780813044026
eISBN:
9780813046259
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813044026.003.0024
Subject:
Music, Dance

Azari Plisetsky, from a family of Russian actors and dancers who danced with the Bolshoi, joined the BNC after the Alonsos toured the Soviet Union and requested that a dancer from there join the ... More


The Good Life and the Good Economy *: the humanist perspective of aristotle, the pragmatists and the vitalists, and the economic justice of john rawls

Edmund S. Phelps

in Arguments for a Better World: Essays in Honor of Amartya Sen: Volume I: Ethics, Welfare, and Measurement

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199239115
eISBN:
9780191716935
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199239115.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

The humanist thinkers from ancient Greece onward asked what sort of life gives the deepest satisfaction and arrived at arresting insights. Aristotle started it off with his thesis that the highest ... More


Poverty and Famines: An Extension

Ashutosh Varshney

in Arguments for a Better World: Essays in Honor of Amartya Sen, Volume 2: Society, Institutions, and Development

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199239979
eISBN:
9780191716874
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199239979.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

On famines, Amartya Sen has produced two seminal insights: why democracies do not have famines; and why entitlement failures, not food availability decline, cause famines. The two arguments have very ... More


The Irish Diaspora of the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries

L. M. CULLEN

in Europeans on the Move: Studies on European Migration 1500–1800

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198204190
eISBN:
9780191676147
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198204190.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

The Irish diaspora of the 17th and 18th centuries is different from that of the 19th century by virtue of its complexity. Irish emigration during those two centuries was especially complex because it ... More


The Kant–Boscovich Force‐Shell Atom Theory

Thomas Holden

in The Architecture of Matter: Galileo to Kant

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780199263264
eISBN:
9780191601743
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199263264.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Examines the early version of dynamism developed (apparently independently) by Boscovich and Kant in the mid‐eighteenth century. Each of these philosophers conceptualizes the fundamental particles of ... More


Stories, Narratives, and Narrativity

Moshe Simon-Shoshan

in Stories of the Law: Narrative Discourse and the Construction of Authority in the Mishnah

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199773732
eISBN:
9780199933129
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199773732.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter presents a new method for defining the terms “story” “narrative” and “narrativity” and the relationship between them. “Narrativity” refers to a set of characteristics that are possessed ... More


The State and Politics

David Blackbourn

in The Peculiarities of German History: Bourgeois Society and Politics in Nineteenth-Century Germany

Published in print:
1984
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198730583
eISBN:
9780191694943
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198730583.003.0014
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter examines the influence of the bourgeois revolution on the developments in state and politics in Germany during the nineteenth century. It explains that there was a basic discrepancy in ... More


Aspects of Worldedness

Eric Hayot

in On Literary Worlds

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199926695
eISBN:
9780199980499
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199926695.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter discusses six variables or mechanisms of world-production in literature. These are amplitude, completeness, metadiegetic structure, connectedness, character-system, and dynamism. These ... More


The Dynamism of Indicators *

Wendy Nelson Espeland and Michael Sauder

in Governance by Indicators: Global Power through Quantification and Rankings

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199658244
eISBN:
9780199949915
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199658244.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This chapter discusses the ‘dynamism’ of indicators, which depends on several factors. It describes ‘successful’ indicators as authoritative or significant, since they gather networks of ... More


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