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The Politico-Economic Context

Colin Thain and Maurice Wright

in The Treasury and Whitehall: The Planning and Control of Public Expenditure, 1976–1993

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198277842
eISBN:
9780191684203
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198277842.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics, Political Economy

As public expenditure policies were formulated and implemented, there were major changes in the politic and economic context relating to public spending regulations. The process of making and ... More


Business Cartels: Sleeping with the Enemy

Christopher Harding and Julian Joshua

in Regulating Cartels in Europe

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199551484
eISBN:
9780191594977
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199551484.003.0002
Subject:
Law, EU Law, Competition Law

This chapter explains and defines the subject-matter of the book and maps out the scope and direction of the subsequent discussion. It introduces the concept of the business cartel, with some ... More


The economic context of policy analysis in Australia

Alan Fenna

in Policy Analysis In Australia

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781447310273
eISBN:
9781447310297
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447310273.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

This chapter argues that one cannot make sense of policy analysis in Australia without an appreciation of the economic challenges that have faced Australian governments over the last forty years. A ... More


Evaluating Health Promotion: Practice and Methods

Margaret Thorogood and Yolande Coombes (eds)

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199569298
eISBN:
9780191594427
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199569298.001.0001
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

Health Promotion is a relatively new discipline and there is little in the way of practical help for choosing and implementing appropriate evaluation methods. As the demands for rigorous evaluation ... More


Seeing the spectre: an economic theory of the ghost story

Andrew Smith

in The Ghost Story, 1840–1920: A Cultural History

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719074462
eISBN:
9781781700006
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719074462.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter examines a theory of spectrality that relates it to a specific field of economics. It shows that the connections between economics and the ghostly relate to the perception of paper ... More


Introduction The Teatro del Lago and After

Steven C. Caton

in Lawrence of Arabia: A Film's Anthropology

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520210820
eISBN:
9780520919891
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520210820.003.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Middle Eastern Cultural Anthropology

This introductory chapter discusses Lawrence of Arabia. It first tries to understand the power this film has in touching many people's lives. It then discusses dialectical criticism, subjectivity, ... More


Policies and Perceptions of Insurance Law in the Twenty-First Century

Malcolm Clarke

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199273300
eISBN:
9780191699672
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199273300.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Law of Obligations

This book provides a critical introduction to the English law of insurance contracts and presents the rules in both their legal and socio-economic contexts. The book first sets out the principles, ... More


Connecting Government Announcements and Public Policy

Christian Breunig, Emiliano Grossman, and Tinette Schnatterer

in Comparative Policy Agendas: Theory, Tools, Data

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
March 2019
ISBN:
9780198835332
eISBN:
9780191872945
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198835332.003.0030
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

A key component of democratic governance is that elected governments implement their promises. This chapter advances previous work on electoral pledges by systematically linking governments’ ... More


The Great Recession and Electoral Politics, 2007–2016

Timothy Hellwig, Yesola Kweon, and Jack Vowles

in Democracy Under Siege?: Parties, Voters, and Elections After the Great Recession

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
August 2020
ISBN:
9780198846208
eISBN:
9780191881367
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198846208.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter reviews the political and economic context of the global financial crisis (GFC). We first examine the origins and immediate effects of the GFC and the ‘Great Recession’ that it spawned. ... More


Conclusion: A Conceptual Framework for Development Theory

William D. Ferguson

in The Political Economy of Collective Action, Inequality, and Development

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781503604612
eISBN:
9781503611979
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9781503604612.003.0011
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Development entails sustained enhancement of economic and political capabilities across a society’s members and groups. This text presents a conceptual framework, fully developed in Chapters 8 and 9, ... More


Postmodern Hell and the Search for Roots

Rachel Falconer

in Hell in Contemporary Literature: Western Descent Narratives since 1945

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748617630
eISBN:
9780748651733
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748617630.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter takes a look at the continuing relevance of the Marxist idea of a descent into the underworld of the workplace, demonstrating how the descents into Hell operate within social and ... More


Introduction: Toward a Framework for Development Theory

William D. Ferguson

in The Political Economy of Collective Action, Inequality, and Development

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781503604612
eISBN:
9781503611979
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9781503604612.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

How can social scientists address the complexity of the myriad interrelations between economic development, political development, inequality, and human ability to achieve cooperative collective ... More


Disabled people and ‘employment’ in the majority world: policies and realities

Alan Roulstone and Colin Barnes

in Working futures?: Disabled people, policy and social inclusion

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861346261
eISBN:
9781447304333
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861346261.003.0013
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This chapter provides an appraisal of the role of paid work in the lives of some of the poorest disabled people. It posits that notions of employment and work are very different in these contexts, ... More


Does Freeing the Communications Market Require Freeing Communications?

in From Iron Fist to Invisible Hand: The Uneven Path of Telecommunications Reform in China

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804759625
eISBN:
9780804779807
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804759625.003.0009
Subject:
Business and Management, Innovation

This chapter examines telecommunications policy in China and the possible direction that it is going into for the future. It looks at the bureaucratic competition that is involved in ... More


Conclusion: What Needs to be Done?

S.K. Das

in India's Rights Revolution: Has It Worked for the Poor?

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780198081661
eISBN:
9780199082421
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198081661.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

This concluding chapter points out the socio-economic and political contexts that prevailed when the United Progressive Alliance was elected to power in 2004, which prompted the Congress Party and ... More


Property Rights in Ancient Rome

Éva Jakab

in Ownership and Exploitation of Land and Natural Resources in the Roman World

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780198728924
eISBN:
9780191795831
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198728924.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical, World History: BCE to 500CE

In ancient societies, ownership or other types of control over agrarian land played an essential role in the wealth and growth of individuals and of the whole community. Legal institutions interacted ... More


Introduction

Myles A. Wickstead

in Aid and Development: A Brief Introduction

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780198744924
eISBN:
9780191806025
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198744924.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

The Introduction examines the historical background to some key ideas about development, both of countries and individuals. It looks at concepts of developed and developing countries. It considers ... More


The Institutional and Political Context of Multi-Level Elections in France, Germany, and Spain

Sona N. Golder, Ignacio Lago, André Blais, Elisabeth Gidengil, and Thomas Gschwend

in Multi-Level Electoral Politics: Beyond the Second-Order Election Model

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780198791539
eISBN:
9780191833915
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198791539.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

To get a sense of the institutional variation across the three countries and six regions, this chapter discusses the electoral rules, regime types, and party systems in the given cases. The party ... More


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