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Abuses of Asymmetry: Privilege and Exclusion

Peter Leslie

in European Integration After Amsterdam: Institutional Dynamics and Prospects for Democracy

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198296409
eISBN:
9780191599989
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198296401.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

Differentiated integration, e.g. arising out of the flexibility provisions of the Amsterdam Treaty, is a special instance of functional asymmetry within compound political systems such as federal ... More


The Theoretical Response to Challenge

Włodzimierz Brus and Kazimierz Laski

in From Marx to the Market: Socialism in Search of an Economic System

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198283997
eISBN:
9780191596032
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198283997.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic Systems

The idea of market‐less economic system of socialism began to be challenged already at the end of XIX century, but an all‐out attack on the concept came in the 1920s, associated with works of ... More


French State Engineers and the Ambiguities of Technocracy

Theodore M. Porter

in Trust in Numbers: The Pursuit of Objectivity in Science and Public Life

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780691208411
eISBN:
9780691210544
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691208411.003.0007
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter evaluates technocracy in France. The Ecole Polytechnique, a product of the French Revolution, is often taken to epitomize technocratic culture in France. Polytechnique, with its emphasis ... More


The End of (Economic) History

Jean-Paul Fitoussi

in Revisiting Keynes: Economic Possibilities for Our Grandchildren

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262162494
eISBN:
9780262281331
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262162494.003.0012
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Econometrics

This chapter explains why Keynes’s Economic Possibilities for our Grandchildren remains partially obscure despite demonstrating the power of simple economic calculations. A possible explanation is ... More


Mindless Costs

Philippe Grandjean

in Only One Chance: How Environmental Pollution Impairs Brain Development -- and How to Protect the Brains of the Next Generation

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199985388
eISBN:
9780199346233
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199985388.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Brain damage is not just a biochemical effect or physiological change, as the brain is crucial for who we are and what we can achieve. Economists argue that cost estimates are necessary to prioritize ... More


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