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Conclusion

Andreas Osiander

in Before the State: Systemic Political Change in the West from the Greeks to the French Revolution

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780198294511
eISBN:
9780191717048
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198294511.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

The final chapter provides a general overview, in light of the findings of this study, of the manifestations and causes of systemic structural change in the history of western civilization. It argues ... More


Dethroning Grand Theory

in Desperately Seeking Certainty: The Misguided Quest for Constitutional Foundations

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226238081
eISBN:
9780226238104
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226238104.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter reviews the six constitutional theorists and concludes that they seek a universal method of interpretation that will serve as a strategy for judges faced with any constitutional issue. ... More


Introduction: Gut and Anti-Gut

VOLOVIK GRIGORY E.

in The Universe in a Helium Droplet

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199564842
eISBN:
9780191709906
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199564842.003.0001
Subject:
Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

The book studies relations of condensed matter with particle physics and cosmology. The fundamental links between cosmology and particle physics have been well established and is widely exploited in ... More


Weak Theory

Nick Fotion

in Theory vs. Anti-Theory in Ethics: A Misconceived Conflict

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
June 2014
ISBN:
9780199373529
eISBN:
9780199373543
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199373529.003.0016
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Weak theory is characterized in part by contrasting it to strong theory (and to grand theory). Weak theory, it is claimed, has no use for the criteria of completeness and privileging. Again, this ... More


Desperately Seeking Certainty: The Misguided Quest for Constitutional Foundations

Daniel A. Farber and Suzanna Sherry

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226238081
eISBN:
9780226238104
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226238104.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This book attacks the current legal vogue for grand unified theories of constitutional interpretation. On both the Right and the Left, prominent legal scholars are attempting to build all of ... More


Taking the Judges Seriously v. Grand Theories

Jane Stapleton

in Three Essays on Torts

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780192893734
eISBN:
9780191914706
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780192893734.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Law of Obligations

Chapter 1 describes the approach of reflexive tort scholarship and how it depends on a clear understanding of the environment of judicial decision-making. Part of that environment is the conception ... More


Post-Cold War International Political Theory: An Emancipatory Ethics for the New Millennium

David Martin Jones

in History's Fools: The Pursuit of Idealism and the Revenge of Politics

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780197510612
eISBN:
9780197520765
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197510612.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

The way the Cold War ended and the triumph of market capitalism constituted the global, economic preconditions and the liberal democratic premises for abstract speculation about how the evolving ... More


Beyond the Standard Model

J. Iliopoulos and T.N. Tomaras

in Elementary Particle Physics: The Standard Theory

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
December 2021
ISBN:
9780192844200
eISBN:
9780191926983
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780192844200.003.0023
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics

We review the fundamental physics questions left unanswered by the Standard Model, and we explain why, despite its great successes, the search for physics beyond the Standard Model is a very active ... More


Introduction: Why an Evolutionary Approach toward IR?

Shiping Tang

in The Social Evolution of International Politics

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199658336
eISBN:
9780191756054
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199658336.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

In the past century, “great debates” among a few grand theories, offensive realism, defensive realism, and neoliberalism/the English school, have shaped, if not defined, the development of ... More


From Classical to Quantum Fields

Laurent Baulieu, John Iliopoulos, and Roland Sénéor

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780198788393
eISBN:
9780191830310
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198788393.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics

Quantum field theory has become the universal language of most modern theoretical physics. This book is meant to provide an introduction to this subject with particular emphasis on the physics of the ... More


Wong Kar-wai and the Poetics of Hong Kong Cinema

Gary Bettinson

in The Sensuous Cinema of Wong Kar-wai: Film Poetics and the Aesthetic of Disturbance

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9789888139293
eISBN:
9789888313082
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888139293.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Following a biographical sketch of Wong Kar-wai, the introductory chapter identifies several fallacies about Wong’s cinema that the rest of this book seeks to redress. It explicates the dominant ... More


Fundamental Interactions

Laurent Baulieu, John Iliopoulos, and Roland Sénéor

in From Classical to Quantum Fields

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780198788393
eISBN:
9780191830310
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198788393.003.0025
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics

The experimental successes of the standard model. The motivation for going beyond. General discussion of grand unified theories, The models based on SU(5), O(10), and exceptional groups. ... More


Frontiers of Physics

Nicholas Manton and Nicholas Mee

in The Physical World: An Inspirational Tour of Fundamental Physics

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
July 2017
ISBN:
9780198795933
eISBN:
9780191837111
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198795933.003.0016
Subject:
Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials

Despite the overwhelming successes of modern physics, there are questions that remain to be answered and these are considered in the final chapter. The interpretation of quantum mechanics is ... More


Three Essays on Torts

Jane Stapleton

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780192893734
eISBN:
9780191914706
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780192893734.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Law of Obligations

These essays champion tort scholarship that puts the judges at centre stage: what they do, how they understand their role, the heterogeneous reasons they give for their decisions, and their ... More


R.M. Hare

Nick Fotion

in Theory vs. Anti-Theory in Ethics: A Misconceived Conflict

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
June 2014
ISBN:
9780199373529
eISBN:
9780199373543
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199373529.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

In contrast to Scanlon, who is almost a grand theorist, Hare is a unapologetically a grand theorist. Hare makes the distinctions of critical and non-critical (for him intuitive) thinking; and the ... More


Mississippian Origins: From Emergence to Beginnings

Gregory D. Wilson and Lynne P. Sullivan

in Mississippian Beginnings

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781683400103
eISBN:
9781683400318
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9781683400103.003.0001
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

Nearly a quarter century has passed since Smith’s (1990) seminal volume The Mississippian Emergence was published. That volume, through a set of collected works, was the first to attempt a ... More


Searching for Agency: Gendering Leadership in European Integration Theory

Gabriele Abels and Heather MacRae

in Women and Leadership in the European Union

Published in print:
2022
Published Online:
April 2022
ISBN:
9780192896216
eISBN:
9780191918698
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780192896216.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, European Union

Although they are still underrepresented, women are entering the upper echelons of EU institutions in unprecedented numbers. More and more are breaking the glass ceiling and attaining leadership ... More


History and Social Science in the West

Kevin Passmore

in The Oxford History of Historical Writing: Volume 5: Historical Writing Since 1945

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780199225996
eISBN:
9780191863431
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199225996.003.0011
Subject:
History, Historiography

This chapter analyzes the relationship between history and various disciplines within the social sciences. Historians and social scientists shared two related sets of assumptions. The first ... More


Water, Water, Here and There

Steven E. Vigdor

in Signatures of the Artist: The Vital Imperfections That Make Our Universe Habitable

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780198814825
eISBN:
9780191852954
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198814825.003.0004
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

Chapter 4 deals with the stability of the proton, hence of hydrogen, and how to reconcile that stability with the baryon number nonconservation (or baryon conservation) needed to establish a ... More


Indian Nationalism: Narratives and Key Concepts

Rizwana Shamshad

in Bangladeshi Migrants in India: Foreigners, Refugees, or Infiltrators?

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780199476411
eISBN:
9780199090952
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199476411.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

This chapter provides the narrative framework within which the nationalist discourses in the three states are analysed. The chapter is divided into three sections. The first section deals with a ... More


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