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Be Very Afraid: The Cultural Response to Terror, Pandemics, Environmental Devastation, Nuclear Annihilation, and Other Threats

Robert Wuthnow

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199730872
eISBN:
9780199777389
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199730872.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Be Very Afraid examines the human response to existential threats; once a matter for theology, but now looming before us in multiple forms. Nuclear weapons, pandemics, global warming; ... More


A Temporal Account of Collective Victimization as Existential Threat: Reconsidering Adaptive and Maladaptive Responses

Gilad Hirschberger and Tsachi Ein-Dor

in The Social Psychology of Collective Victimhood

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780190875190
eISBN:
9780190875220
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190875190.003.0005
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter examines the role of existential threat in responses to (historical) collective victimization. The literature on collective victimhood developed from an intergroup relations and conflict ... More


From Explaining to Constructing Security

Anne Hammerstad

in The Rise and Decline of a Global Security Actor: UNHCR, Refugee Protection and Security

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199213085
eISBN:
9780191746673
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199213085.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter describes the intense debate on the concept of security. The concept has been widened to include new types of threats, new referent objects and, in some cases, new rationales and ... More


The Disruption Dilemma

Joshua Gans

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780262034487
eISBN:
9780262333832
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262034487.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Innovation

When successful and well-managed firms fail, we call this disruption. In the almost two decades since Clay Christensen’s famous treatise mapping this phenomenon, such failure has continued, with ... More


Reflections on Institutional Cosmopolitanism: State Responsibility in a Globalized Age

Richard Beardsworth

in Institutional Cosmopolitanism

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780190905651
eISBN:
9780190905682
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190905651.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

With its moral commitment to the individual, cosmopolitanism has often downplayed the role of the state in cosmopolitan commitments and their practices. There is, however, emerging concern to put the ... More


Genocide

David Livingstone Smith

in On Inhumanity: Dehumanization and How to Resist It

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780190923006
eISBN:
9780190092566
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190923006.003.0019
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter explores the exterminationist form of dehumanization—the form of dehumanization that often leads to genocide. One of its most striking features is how repetitive its themes are. With ... More


The Threat of Suicide Terrorism

Sophia Moskalenko and Clark McCauley

in The Marvel of Martyrdom: The Power of Self-Sacrifice in a Selfish World

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780190689322
eISBN:
9780190939526
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190689322.003.0011
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter evaluates the moral threat of suicide terrorism. Political and psychological resilience to the threat of suicide bombing requires understanding the difference between suicide bombers and ... More


All Together Now: Geography, the Three Cosmopolitanisms, and Planetary Earth

Daniel H. Deudney

in Institutional Cosmopolitanism

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780190905651
eISBN:
9780190905682
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190905651.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

Today, swollen numbers of humanity are now intensively interactive and interdependent through vast networks of complex machines and built infrastructures that span the planet, whose unintended ... More


The Erosion, Breaking, and Betrayal of the Moral Economy: A Reflection on Mutinies, Mutineers, and Leadership

Keith Grint

in Mutiny and Leadership

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780192893345
eISBN:
9780191914614
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780192893345.003.0010
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies

The final chapter looks back at the cases of mutiny through several different lenses. First we use Wright Mills’s notion of Vocabularies of Motive that takes what actors say they are doing as opposed ... More


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