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How Many Languages Do We Need?: The Economics of Linguistic Diversity

Victor Ginsburgh and Shiomo Weber

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691136899
eISBN:
9781400838905
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691136899.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, History of Economic Thought

In the global economy, linguistic diversity influences economic and political development as well as public policies in positive and negative ways. It leads to financial costs, communication ... More


The Mainspring of Economic Growth

John Hicks

in Economic Perspectives: Further Essays on Money and Growth

Published in print:
1977
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198284079
eISBN:
9780191596421
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198284071.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics

This chapter reviews the changes in John Hicks's economic theory since his Theory of Wages was first published in 1932. In particular, it looks at a chapter entitled ‘Distribution and Economic ... More


Manufacturing Rationality: The Engineering Foundations of the Managerial Revolution

Yehouda Shenhav

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199250004
eISBN:
9780191697869
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199250004.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies, Business History

Management is a powerful mode of thought and code of conduct in the modern world, closely associated with the American way and a natural extension of economic progress. This is a book about the ... More


Nigeria: After a Century of Telecommunications Development, what Next?

G. O. Ajayi, R. I. Salawu, and T. I. Raji

in Telecommunications in Africa

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195102017
eISBN:
9780199854936
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195102017.003.0010
Subject:
Business and Management, Information Technology

This chapter describes the various stages of development in the telecommunications industry of Nigeria. The discussion revolves around the goals, accomplishments, and shortcomings of the development ... More


Rwanda

Alphonse Kabayiza

in Telecommunications in Africa

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195102017
eISBN:
9780199854936
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195102017.003.0008
Subject:
Business and Management, Information Technology

Rwanda's political instability indirectly caused the destruction of its telecommunications system. By the time the country was relatively prepared to recover from the damages, repair of the networks ... More


Unbalanced Growth: Prosperity and Deprivation

C. H. Lee

in The Transformation of Scotland: The Economy since 1700

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748614325
eISBN:
9780748653348
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748614325.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Scottish Studies

This chapter returns to the theme of Chapter 5: what is economic progress? How was generally high economic growth for most of the twentieth century reflected in the distribution of incomes and ... More


‘Catch-up’ Growth: Technology Transfers and Innovation

Linda Yueh

in China's Growth: The Making of an Economic Superpower

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199205783
eISBN:
9780191752018
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199205783.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

One of the enduring assumptions about economic growth is that developing countries will be able to ‘catch up’ with rich countries through the process of technology transfer as capital moves from ... More


Introduction: Biology, Diseases, and Migrations before the Twentieth Century

Robert A. McGuire and Philip R. P. Coelho

in Parasites, Pathogens, and Progress: Diseases and Economic Development

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262015660
eISBN:
9780262298391
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262015660.003.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This introduction explains how to bring biology, parasites, and pathogens into humanity’s history of economic progress. It brings up the integration between biological and economic views into an ... More


Burma, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Thailand and Vietnam: Linguistic context and the role of English

Andy Kirkpatrick

in English as a Lingua Franca in Asean: A Multilingual Model

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789888028795
eISBN:
9789882206922
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888028795.003.0003
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter examines the development and roles of the English and the national language in several members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) including Burma, Cambodia, Indonesia, ... More


Enlightened Paternalism

Wen-hsin Yeh

in Shanghai Splendor: Economic Sentiments and the Making of Modern China, 1843-1949

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520249714
eISBN:
9780520933422
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520249714.003.0006
Subject:
History, Asian History

“Modernity” in Shanghai, with its indigenization of foreign products and its promotion of machine-related science, mobilized the capacities of the printing press to undertake a campaign of ... More


Racism and Responsibility

Ladelle McWhorter

in Difficulties of Ethical Life

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823229734
eISBN:
9780823235186
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823229734.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter explores how intentional racism prevented people (who are discriminated) from making greater political and economic progress. It reveals that racial injustice does not begin with ... More


Making the Case for Gender Balance

Lynn Roseberry and Johan Roos

in Bridging the Gender Gap: Seven Principles for Achieving Gender Balance

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780198717119
eISBN:
9780191785832
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198717119.003.0002
Subject:
Business and Management, HRM / IR

Neither our Western democratic institutions nor the proliferation of educated women with advanced degrees nor economic progress seem to have brought the dramatic changes in the distribution of men ... More


Introduction: Peers, Power, and the Constitution

Andrew Adonis

in Making Aristocracy Work: The Peerage and the Political System in Britain, 1884-1914

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198203896
eISBN:
9780191676031
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198203896.003.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

Despite considerable growth in Britain's economy during the rule of Wilton, Burghley, and Welbeck, the country's politics has been a central recipient of controversies and critiques as different ... More


The Economic Possibilities of Capitalism

John Eatwell and Murray Milgate

in The Fall and Rise of Keynesian Economics

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199777693
eISBN:
9780190261344
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199777693.003.0019
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics

This chapter analyzes the similarities and differences in the roles John Maynard Keynes and Joseph Schumpeter played in the possibility and long-run efficacy of free-market capitalism. It begins by ... More


Utilitarian Conclusions: Moral Man, Moral Economy

in Friends of the Unrighteous Mammon: Northern Christians and Market Capitalism, 1815-1860

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226137063
eISBN:
9780226137087
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226137087.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

Although the clerical economists were thoroughly “assured” that they favored Adam Smith's science detailing the pattern of economic progress and civilization, they used convoluted reasoning to arrive ... More


Progress Makes a Model Queen: The Birth of Tourism, 1950–1960s

M. Cynthia Oliver

in Queen of the Virgins: Pageantry and Black Womanhood in the Caribbean

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604732429
eISBN:
9781604733488
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604732429.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter discusses the change in how beauty pageants were held in the Virgin Islands, in light of the country’s economic progress. During the late 1940s, pageants in the Virgin Islands adapted ... More


The Ideas of Asia

Amitav Acharya

in East of India, South of China: Sino-Indian Encounters in Southeast Asia

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780199461141
eISBN:
9780199088904
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199461141.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, Asian Politics

This chapter is about the idea of Asia, Asianism, and the ‘rise of Asia’ discourse. Although they cover many different voices, the Indian voice is among the most prominent, especially in the early ... More


Happiness Around the World: The paradox of happy peasants and miserable millionaires

Carol Graham

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199549054
eISBN:
9780191808586
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199549054.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

For centuries the pursuit of happiness was the preserve of either the philosopher or the voluptuary and took second place to the basic need to survive on the one hand, and the pressure to conform to ... More


The Dose Makes the Poison: How Making Drugs Harms Environments and People

Alexa S. Dietrich

in The Drug Company Next Door: Pollution, Jobs, and Community Health in Puerto Rico

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814724996
eISBN:
9780814724644
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814724996.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

This chapter tells the story of Tipan and its long history of struggle with pharmaceutical-related air and water pollution. It describes the emergence of a grassroots movement to improve the ... More


The Natural Order

Venu Madhav Govindu and Deepak Malghan

in The Web of Freedom: J.C. Kumarappa and Gandhi's Struggle for Economic Justice.

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780199460816
eISBN:
9780199087150
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199460816.003.0007
Subject:
History, Indian History

This chapter is an exposition of Kumarappa’s moral philosophy that undergirds all of his theoretical positions as well as his practical recommendations. In the process, this chapter also provides an ... More


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