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Introduction: Democracy and the State in the New Southern Europe

P. Nikiforos Diamandouros, Richard Gunther, Dimitri A. Sotiropoulos, and Edward E. Malefakis

in Democracy and the State in the New Southern Europe

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199202812
eISBN:
9780191708008
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199202812.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, European Union, Democratization

This chapter presents an overview of the central theme of the book—the overcoming of “Southern European exceptionalism” and approximation over the past four decades of state capacities and public ... More


The Field and the Forge: Population, Production, and Power in the Pre-industrial West

John Landers

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199279579
eISBN:
9780191719448
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199279579.001.0001
Subject:
History, Social History, Economic History

This book offers a new approach to the pre-industrial past in Europe and the Mediterranean basin from the Roman Republic to the fall of Napoleon. It takes as its starting point E. A. Wrigley’s ... More


Shortage and Inflation: The Causes

János Kornai

in The Socialist System: The Political Economy of Communism

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198287766
eISBN:
9780191596551
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198287763.003.0012
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic Systems

An examination is made of the multiple causes of the two related phenomena of shortage and inflation in the classical socialist system, addressing these causes at both the micro and the macrolevel. ... More


Simple Ideas in Political Economy

Yue Chim Richard Wong

in Diversity and Occasional Anarchy: On Deep Economic and Social Contradictions in Hong Kong

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9789888139446
eISBN:
9789888180349
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888139446.003.0013
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter offers a prism through which readers can compare a subsidy-in-cash with a subsidy-in-kind. A subsidy-in-kind not only provides people with no choice or lower flexibility, but also ... More


The Utilitarian Case for Open Borders

Christopher Heath Wellman

in Debating the Ethics of Immigration: Is There a Right to Exclude?

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199731732
eISBN:
9780190267490
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199731732.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter examines the utilitarian case for open borders, which argues that allowing each state to close its doors to all outsiders has horrible consequences. It considers three concerns about ... More


Tractable Cases of the Winner Determination Problem

Rudolf Müller

in Combinatorial Auctions

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262033428
eISBN:
9780262302920
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262033428.003.0014
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

This chapter offers information on several approaches used for making the winner determination problem (WDP) solvable by putting restrictions on the bid prices. It begins with integer linear ... More


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