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Creeping Unilateralism: Humanitarian Interventions and No‐Fly Zones

David M. Malone

in The International Struggle Over Iraq: Politics in the UN Security Council 1980-2005

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780199278572
eISBN:
9780191604119
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199278571.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter discusses the third phase of UN involvement in Iraq, characterized by creeping unilateralism, occurring within the context of a more multidisciplinary approach to peace operations. That ... More


Transportation, Communication, Information:: Mass and Speed

Vaclav Smil

in Transforming the Twentieth Century: Volume 2: Technical Innovations and Their Consequences

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780195168754
eISBN:
9780199783601
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195168755.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

Private transportation was transformed by mass ownership of automobiles while long-distance public transport benefited from new high-speed trains and from affordable flying. Freight transportation ... More


Humanitarian Intervention in the Balkans

Nicholas Morris*

in Humanitarian Intervention and International Relations

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
April 2004
ISBN:
9780199267217
eISBN:
9780191601118
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199267219.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Assesses the success of the two humanitarian interventions in the Balkans – Bosnia in 1995 and Kosovo in 1999 – from the perspective of humanitarian organizations. It argues how, ironically, the ... More


An American Icarus Named Grope

Daniel M. Ogilvie

in Fantasies of Flight

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195157468
eISBN:
9780199894024
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195157468.003.0003
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter describes how flying fantasies first captured the author's interest upon reading “The American Icarus” by Henry Murray, published in 1955 as a chapter in a book that contained several ... More


A Solidarist Moment in International Society? The Case of Safe Havens and No‐Fly Zones in Iraq

Nicholas J. Wheeler

in Saving Strangers: Humanitarian Intervention in International Society

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199253104
eISBN:
9780191600302
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199253102.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Charts how the Western powers came to intervene in Iraq after the Gulf War to protect Kurds in the north and Shiites in the south. Charts how the Security Council adopted in Resolution 688 a new ... More


Pollination by Flies

Pat Willmer

in Pollination and Floral Ecology

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691128610
eISBN:
9781400838943
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691128610.003.0013
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This chapter focuses on pollination by flies, a very diverse group of insects of the order Diptera. Many types of fly have the ability to regurgitate saliva onto potential foodstuffs, making the ... More


Rensch's rule in insects: patterns among and within species

Wolf U. Blanckenhorn, Rudolf Meier, and Tiit Teder

in Sex, Size and Gender Roles: Evolutionary Studies of Sexual Size Dimorphism

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199208784
eISBN:
9780191709036
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199208784.003.0007
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

Rensch's rule is a common pattern of allometry for sexual size dimorphism among animal species. This chapter evaluates Rensch's rule in insects, using three levels of analysis. When comparisons are ... More


Dumbo

Daniel M. Ogilvie

in Fantasies of Flight

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195157468
eISBN:
9780199894024
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195157468.003.0019
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter continues the author's habit of illustrating a set of ideas by applying them to a story: a modern fairy tale called Dumbo, the Flying Elephant. The notations on some of the main elements ... More


 Christian Biblical Fundamentalism

Solomon Schimmel

in The Tenacity of Unreasonable Beliefs: Fundamentalism and the Fear of Truth

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195188264
eISBN:
9780199870509
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195188264.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter analyzes the doctrine of biblical inerrancy, the belief in the physical resurrection of Jesus, and the theology and practices of serpent‐handling sects. This chapter points out the ... More


Psychology II: Intellect

Jon McGinnis

in Avicenna

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195331479
eISBN:
9780199868032
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195331479.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Islam

The concentration of this chapter is on Avicenna’s account of the theoretical intellect (his account of the so-called practical intellect is deferred until chapter 8), beginning with his discussion ... More


There Go the Neighbourhoods: Policy Effects vis-à-vis Iraqi Forced Migration

Nabil Al-Tikriti

in Dispossession and Displacement: Forced Migration in the Middle East and North Africa

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264591
eISBN:
9780191734397
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264591.003.0012
Subject:
Sociology, Migration Studies (including Refugee Studies)

This chapter examines the emergence of sectarianism in Iraq. Sectarian identities have long persisted in Iraq. And although they tend to cause violence, sectarian violence did not persist as a social ... More


Wrong-Way Flights: Pushing Humans Away

Harvey Molotch

in Against Security: How We Go Wrong at Airports, Subways, and Other Sites of Ambiguous Danger

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691163581
eISBN:
9781400852338
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691163581.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

This chapter focuses on air travel, perhaps the most notorious venue of the security apparatus. We learn once again from the appliances and procedures, this time of the especially elaborate system of ... More


Rounding Africa

Mushirul Hasan

in Exploring the West: Three Travel Narratives

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780198063117
eISBN:
9780199080199
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198063117.003.0004
Subject:
History, Indian History

After he and his companions had weighed anchor, their course was south-west. When they neared the Cape of Good Hope, they were unable to weather it on account of an adverse wind, and retrograded five ... More


Wielding Symbols of Authority and Transmission

Steven Heine

in Opening a Mountain: Koans of the Zen Masters

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195135862
eISBN:
9780199834297
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195135865.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

These cases illustrate how Zen masters wield or wear symbols of charisma and authority, including sticks, staffs, and fly whisks, to which are often ascribed miraculous powers. Furthermore, it treats ... More


Introduction

Diana G. Tumminia

in When Prophecy Never Fails: Myth and Reality in a Flying-Saucer Group

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780195176759
eISBN:
9780199835720
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195176758.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

A short background on the phenomenon of extraterrestrial contactees helps explain the beliefs of Unarius. A section on Leon Festinger’s study of a group of flying saucer believers introduces his ... More


Seekers and Setting

Diana G. Tumminia

in When Prophecy Never Fails: Myth and Reality in a Flying-Saucer Group

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780195176759
eISBN:
9780199835720
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195176758.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The author describes the setting, entry into the field, and the difficulty of writing an ethnography about a group with an unusual worldview. She meets members, who are called students, and the ... More


Deconstructing a Miracle

Karin Vélez

in The Miraculous Flying House of Loreto

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780691174006
eISBN:
9780691184494
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691174006.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Since the miraculous flying house first surfaced, people have applied historical methods to better understand it. But these attempts have fallen short at explaining three hallmarks of the Loreto ... More


Cunning in War

Priya Satia

in Spies in Arabia: The Great War and the Cultural Foundations of Britain's Covert Empire in the Middle East

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195331417
eISBN:
9780199868070
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195331417.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter describes the wartime application of the intuitive intelligence mode in new domains, including policing, colonial administration, and military tactics. The intelligence strategy morphed ... More


Animal Locomotion

Andrew Biewener and Sheila Patek

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780198743156
eISBN:
9780191803031
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198743156.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology, Ecology

This book provides a synthesis of the physical, physiological, evolutionary, and biomechanical principles that underlie animal locomotion. An understanding and full appreciation of animal locomotion ... More


Lexical concepts

Vyvyan Evans

in How Words Mean: Lexical Concepts, Cognitive Models, and Meaning Construction

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199234660
eISBN:
9780191715495
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199234660.003.0007
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics

This chapter provides an overview of the main properties of lexical concepts. It argues that lexical concepts, by virtue of constituting units of semantic structure — the semantic pole of a symbolic ... More


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