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Economics and the Self-Interested Individual

Paul Sillitoe

in From Land to Mouth: The Agricultural "Economy" of the Wola of the New Guinea Highlands

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300142266
eISBN:
9780300162950
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300142266.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Economic Sociology

This chapter is concerned with the idea that the self-interested individual is a driving force behind human sociality. It first provides a further definition of economics, where it notes that while ... More


Social security and welfare reform under New Labour

A. Kemp Peter

in Social Policy Review 17

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861346704
eISBN:
9781447303442
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861346704.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

This chapter outlines the recent developments in social security policy. The analysis starts with a review of key themes in welfare reform since 1997. It is argued that New Labour has considerably ... More


The Soul of Creativity: Forging a Moral Rights Law for the United States

Roberta Rosenthal Kwall

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804756433
eISBN:
9780804773416
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804756433.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Intellectual Property, IT, and Media Law

In the United States, human creativity is historically understood to be motivated by economic concerns. However, this perspective fails to account for the reality that human creativity is also often ... More


Small Towns, Big Projects

Donald N. Zillman, Simon Beirne, and Elizabeth Elsbach

in Sharing the Costs and Benefits of Energy and Resource Activity: Legal Change and Impact on Communities

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780198767954
eISBN:
9780191821783
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198767954.003.0023
Subject:
Law, Environmental and Energy Law

This chapter examines two “Small Towns, Big Projects” experiences, which refer to large energy projects located in small communities, as well as the problems arising from such mismatches. The first ... More


Religious Organizing for Worker Justice

Helene Slessarev-Jamir

in Prophetic Activism: Progressive Religious Justice Movements in Contemporary America

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814741238
eISBN:
9780814708705
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814741238.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter examines the decline of the American labor movement and the barriers to successful organizing created by the dismantling of the federal labor regulations. It then focuses on the work of ... More


Conclusion

Andreas Televantos

in Capitalism Before Corporations: The morality of business associations and the roots of commercial equity and law

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780198870340
eISBN:
9780191913136
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198870340.003.0009
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This concluding chapter reiterates the points made in the previous chapters to tell a story of how a commercial law was created by giving voice in law to broader political economic concerns. ... More


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