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Moral Frailty and Moral Luck

Robert Merrihew Adams

in A Theory of Virtue: Excellence in Being for the Good

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780199207510
eISBN:
9780191708824
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199207510.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Psychological experiments and other empirical data seem to show that good traits of character (even if real) are frail, rather easily overcome by some types of temptation, and are dependent on social ... More


Understanding Global Crises: An Emerging Paradigm

Assaf Razin

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780262028592
eISBN:
9780262327701
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262028592.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, International

This book aims at parsing and explaining some key forces that feature in every one of the global and regional financial crises and monetary crises that erupted in the world economy over the past ... More


The Past Is Not a Foreign Country: The Historical Education of Policy

Paula S. Fass

in Raising Children: Emerging Needs, Modern Risks, and Social Responses

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195310122
eISBN:
9780199865284
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195310122.003.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy, Children and Families

This chapter provides an historical overview of the problems and issues of childrearing in American families. By the 19th century, domestic family life began to concentrate on childrearing, ... More


Animal Suffering and the Fall

Michael J. Murray

in Nature Red in Tooth and Claw: Theism and the Problem of Animal Suffering

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199237272
eISBN:
9780191717291
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199237272.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

Throughout the history of Western monotheism, the most common explanation for animal pan and suffering has been that it is an inevitable result of the Fall of Adam or of Satan and his cohorts, thus ... More


Failed Tower and Fading Family: Life's Fragmentation (Chap. 11): The Towering City Fails (11:1–9)The Great Genealogy Fades (11:10–32)

Thomas L. Brodie

in Genesis as Dialogue: A Literary, Historical, and Theological Commentary

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195138368
eISBN:
9780199834037
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195138368.003.0021
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

The two texts in Genesis 11 – the tower of Babel (11:1–9), and the family line from Shem to Terah's death (11:10–32) – are diverse in many ways, but they also share a radical unity: they portray ... More


Left Behind:: Understanding State Fragility

Patrick Stewart

in Weak Links: Fragile States, Global Threats, and International Security

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199751501
eISBN:
9780199895366
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199751501.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter begins by considering the origins and motivations of contemporary concern with state weakness (or fragility), and the analytical shortcomings of current paradigms. It then provides ... More


Transnational Terrorism

Patrick Stewart

in Weak Links: Fragile States, Global Threats, and International Security

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199751501
eISBN:
9780199895366
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199751501.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Since the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, it has become commonplace to assert that weak states are ideal breeding grounds for transnational terrorism. This chapter reviews the evidence for ... More


The Future of Afghanistan and International Peacebuilding

Richard J. Ponzio

in Democratic Peacebuilding: Aiding Afghanistan and other Fragile States

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199594955
eISBN:
9780191725562
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199594955.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, Political Theory

The concluding Chapter 6 synthesizes research and its connection with the broader peacebuilding and democratization literature. With special reference to Afghanistan's political transition from 2001 ... More


Consequences of Liberalizing Derivatives Markets

Randall Dodd

in Capital Market Liberalization and Development

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199230587
eISBN:
9780191710896
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199230587.003.0011
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter analyses the consequences of growth and development of derivatives markets in developing countries in the context of deregulated financial markets. It discusses both the economic ... More


Debt

E. Philip Davis

in Debt, Financial Fragility, and Systemic Risk

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198233312
eISBN:
9780191596124
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198233310.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

This section offers an essential background for the analysis of the rest of the book. It outlines the nature of the debt contract; aspects of the economics of debt; theories of credit rationing and ... More


Economic Effects of Financial Fragility

E. Philip Davis

in Debt, Financial Fragility, and Systemic Risk

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198233312
eISBN:
9780191596124
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198233310.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

Chapters 2 and 3 focused largely on the direct costs of financial fragility, namely increased business failures, household bankruptcies, and mortgage foreclosures. It was noted (Ch. 2, Sect. 3) that ... More


The Economic Theory of Systemic Risk

E. Philip Davis

in Debt, Financial Fragility, and Systemic Risk

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198233312
eISBN:
9780191596124
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198233310.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

Turning from financial fragility to systemic risk, the next two chapters seek to make an initial assessment of the causes, nature, and consequences of financial instability in contemporary financial ... More


Ten Further Financial Crises

E. Philip Davis

in Debt, Financial Fragility, and Systemic Risk

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198233312
eISBN:
9780191596124
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198233310.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

Given the focus of the analyses in Chs. 6 and 7 on six major periods of instability since 1970, it is useful to outline the events of other selected periods of crisis. We look for example at the ... More


Experience of the Early 1990s

E. Philip Davis

in Debt, Financial Fragility, and Systemic Risk

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198233312
eISBN:
9780191596124
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198233310.003.0010
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

Chapters 9 and 10 were written for the Second Edition of the book in mid 1994. This chapter seeks to provide further evidence on the importance of the mechanisms of financial fragility and ... More


Conclusion: Themes and Prospects

E. Philip Davis

in Debt, Financial Fragility, and Systemic Risk

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198233312
eISBN:
9780191596124
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198233310.003.0012
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

We seek in the conclusion to draw together the analysis of the book under four main headings, issues of finance (including equity finance, agency costs, and monetary policy issues), regulatory issues ... More


Security and Development in India's Northeast

Gurudas Das

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198079781
eISBN:
9780199081738
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198079781.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

The book provides a lucid account of the dynamics of development of civil wars in the Northeastern Region (NER)—the second soft underbelly of India after Jammu and Kashmir. The central argument of ... More


1 The Durability of Goodness

Alan Mittleman

in Judaic Sources and Western Thought: Jerusalem's Enduring Presence

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199583157
eISBN:
9780191728952
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199583157.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter argues that the Book of Genesis, both in itself and as refracted by subsequent Jewish interpretation, affirms the goodness of being. Goodness is primary (vis-à-vis evil, which is ... More


White Allyship

Helena Liu

in Redeeming Leadership: An Anti-Racist Feminist Intervention

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781529200041
eISBN:
9781529200096
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781529200041.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy

This chapter addresses white readers in particular and acknowledges the guilt and shame that they may experience when engaging in difficult dialogues about race and racism. It analyses the concept of ... More


The Wasting Heroine in German Fiction by Women 1770-1914

Anna Richards

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199267545
eISBN:
9780191708398
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199267545.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

This study of German fiction by women 1770-1914 adds a new dimension to existing debates on the association of women and illness in literature. Drawing on a number of primary medical sources, it ... More


Insurgency, Development, and Fragility

Gurudas Das

in Security and Development in India's Northeast

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198079781
eISBN:
9780199081738
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198079781.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

This chapter examines the socio-economic and political implications of reorganization of the NER. It analyses the political economy of development in post-reorganized NER. It traces the dynamics of ... More


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