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Trust and Modernity

Jan Philipp Reemtsma

in Trust and Violence: An Essay on a Modern Relationship

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691142968
eISBN:
9781400842346
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691142968.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter argues that modernity's trust in the whole consists in the whole not entering the equation. We still trust in the whole, but the preservation of that whole rests on everyone's shoulders. ... More


Constitutional Fragments: Societal Constitutionalism and Globalization

Gunther Teubner

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199644674
eISBN:
9780191738814
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199644674.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law, Public International Law

Over the past few years, a series of political scandals have raised the ‘new constitutional question’. Multinational corporations violated human rights; private intermediaries in the internet ... More


The quest for a regional political class

Klaus Stolz

in Towards a Regional Political Class?: Professional Politicians and Regional Institutions in Catalonia and Scotland

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719079795
eISBN:
9781781703120
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719079795.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

This introductory chapter discusses the objective of this volume, which is to investigate how regional political institutions affect professional political careers in Scotland and Catalonia, and how, ... More


System

Wolfgang Merkel, Raj Kollmorgen, and Hans-Jürgen Wagener (eds)

in The Handbook of Political, Social, and Economic Transformation

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
March 2019
ISBN:
9780198829911
eISBN:
9780191868368
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198829911.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter explores the system concept, which refers to the totality of structures (institutions) and rules (procedures) that place political and social actors (parties, associations, ... More


Patterns and Determinants of Religious Change in the Modern Period: Towards a Multi-Paradigmatic Theory

Detlef Pollack and Gergely Rosta

in Religion and Modernity: An International Comparison

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780198801665
eISBN:
9780191840302
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198801665.003.0020
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Chapter 14 does not design a general theory of religious change, but develops a multiple theoretical perspective including various theoretical elements, which are instrumental for explaining ... More


Reflections on the Concept of Modernity

Detlef Pollack and Gergely Rosta

in Religion and Modernity: An International Comparison

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780198801665
eISBN:
9780191840302
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198801665.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Part I contains theoretical reflections on the two central concepts of the book: modernity and religion. This chapter on the concept of modernity begins by addressing the main reservations that have ... More


Contracts as communication

Niels Åkerstrøm Andersen

in Partnerships: Machines of possibility

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847420268
eISBN:
9781447302926
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847420268.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Organizations

Contracts represent a specific form of communication. They are not established primarily between individuals but between systems of communication. This chapter presents a form analysis of contracts ... More


Synergy and the Evolution of Superorganisms: Past, Present, and Future

Peter A. Corning

in Holistic Darwinism: Synergy, Cybernetics, and the Bioeconomics of Evolution

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226116136
eISBN:
9780226116334
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226116334.003.0009
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter discusses the concept of superorganisms and its relation to synergy. The term was first used by polymath Herbert Spencer to characterize key properties of social organization in the ... More


Lagrangians

Tom Lancaster and Stephen J. Blundell

in Quantum Field Theory for the Gifted Amateur

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
June 2014
ISBN:
9780199699322
eISBN:
9780191779435
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199699322.003.0002
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

This chapter provides a formulation of classical mechanics, which is suitable for a quantum upgrade. The chapter then talks about functionals and Lagrangians.


The Rise of the Global Governance System: A Historical-Institutionalist Account

Michael Zürn

in A Theory of Global Governance: Authority, Legitimacy, and Contestation

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780198819974
eISBN:
9780191860133
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198819974.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

The global governance system developed in the 1990s as a result of a path-dependent sequence that started with the choice of embedded liberalism in the 1940s. The post-Second World War constellation ... More


Conclusion

Detlef Pollack and Gergely Rosta

in Religion and Modernity: An International Comparison

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780198801665
eISBN:
9780191840302
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198801665.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The Conclusion to Part II recaps the most important outcomes of the study so far which can be summarized as follows: The decline in the significance of the religious is closely connected to the ... More


Regionalism, regionalisation and regional institutions in Catalonia and Scotland: setting the stage for a regional political class

Klaus Stolz

in Towards a Regional Political Class?: Professional Politicians and Regional Institutions in Catalonia and Scotland

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719079795
eISBN:
9781781703120
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719079795.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

This chapter sets out to delineate the broad historical developments and the main structural features that condition the potential emergence and scope of a regional political class in Catalonia and ... More


Approaches to Transformation in Economics

Stefan Kolev and Joachim Zweynert

in The Handbook of Political, Social, and Economic Transformation

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
March 2019
ISBN:
9780198829911
eISBN:
9780191868368
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198829911.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Focusing on the history of economics, this chapter provides an overview of important theoretical contributions to understanding the processes of transformation. The central claim is that if ... More


Governance failure, metagovernance and its failure

Bob Jessop

in Putting Civil Society in Its Place: Governance, Metagovernance and Subjectivity

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781447354956
eISBN:
9781447355007
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447354956.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

This chapter addresses the discovery of 'governance' as the complex art of steering multiple agencies, institutions, and systems that are both operationally autonomous from one another and ... More


Precision Engineering: Sculpting the Flow

Andy Clark

in Surfing Uncertainty: Prediction, Action, and the Embodied Mind

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2015
ISBN:
9780190217013
eISBN:
9780190217044
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190217013.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, General

This chapter discusses the use of context-variable precision-weighting to sculpt flows of information within the brain. This enables the dynamical construction, moment-by-moment, of efficient ... More


Religion and Modernity: An International Comparison

Detlef Pollack and Gergely Rosta

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780198801665
eISBN:
9780191840302
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198801665.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This book focuses on two issues. First, it describes how the social significance of religion in its various facets has changed in modern societies. Second, it explains what factors and conditions ... More


To the Search of Another Model of Difference Between Constitutional Principles and Rules

Marcelo Neves

in Constitutionalism and the Paradox of Principles and Rules: Between the Hydra and Hercules

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
June 2021
ISBN:
9780192898746
eISBN:
9780191925276
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780192898746.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter presents a model for distinguishing between constitutional principles and constitutional rules, emphasizing that it concerns a legal-doctrinal difference that emerged with modern ... More


Reconciling Individuality and Sociality in Hegel’s Philosophy of Right

Todd Hedrick

in Reconciliation and Reification: Freedom's Semblance and Actuality from Hegel to Contemporary Critical Theory

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2019
ISBN:
9780190634025
eISBN:
9780190634056
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190634025.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy, General

This chapter explores Hegel’s concept of freedom through reconciliation. It begins by considering how Rousseau conceives of freedom as a kind of self-authorship made possible not just by living under ... More


The Social Context of Secularization

Bryan R. Wilson

in Religion in Secular Society: Fifty Years On

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780198788379
eISBN:
9780191830297
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198788379.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies, Religion and Society

A key cause of secularization is structural or functional differentiation: the process by which specialized institutions based on secular principles gradually take over functions previously performed ... More


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