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The Economic Future in Historical Perspective

Paul A. David and Mark Thomas (eds)

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263471
eISBN:
9780191734786
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263471.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This book shows how analysis of past experiences contributes to a better understanding of present-day economic conditions; chapters offer important insights into major challenges that will occupy the ... More


Life Politics after Chernobyl

Adriana Petryna

in Life Exposed: Biological Citizens after Chernobyl

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691151663
eISBN:
9781400845095
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691151663.003.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This book examines how government and scientific interventions have recast the Chernobyl aftermath as a complex political and health experience with its own bureaucratic and legal ramifications. In ... More


Human Welfare and Moral Worth: Kantian Perspectives

Thomas E. Hill, Jr.

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199252633
eISBN:
9780191597695
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199252637.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

The essays in this collection interpret and develop Kant's ideas on ethics. The first part of the book focuses on basic concepts: a priori method, good will, categorical imperatives, autonomy, and ... More


Conclusion: Causation in the Mind

Steven Sloman

in Causal Models: How People Think about the World and Its Alternatives

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780195183115
eISBN:
9780199870950
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195183115.003.0013
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This concluding chapter attempts to draw out the general lessons of causal and interventional principles for an understanding of people, their situations, their problems, and solutions to their ... More


Public Capital, Growth and Welfare: Analytical Foundations for Public Policy

Pierre-Richard Agénor

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691155807
eISBN:
9781400845392
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691155807.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

In the past three decades, developing countries have made significant economic and social progress, from improved infant mortality rates to higher life expectancy. Yet, 1.3 billion people continue to ... More


Research Perspectives

Pierre-Richard Agénor

in Public Capital, Growth and Welfare: Analytical Foundations for Public Policy

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691155807
eISBN:
9781400845392
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691155807.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

The previous chapters documented and formally analyzed a variety of channels, both old and new, through which public capital may affect growth. Various extensions, mostly technical in nature, were ... More


Religion and Human Security: A Global Perspective

James K. Wellman and Clark Lombardi (eds)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199827732
eISBN:
9780199950553
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199827732.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This book explores the long-unstudied relationship between religion and human security throughout the world. The 1950s marked the beginning of a period of extraordinary religious revival, during ... More


Human rights and welfare rights: contextualising dependency and responsibility

Hartley Dean

in The ethics of welfare: Human rights, dependency and responsibility

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861345622
eISBN:
9781447303763
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861345622.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

Human rights are an ideological fiction. This is not to diminish the concept; rather it is to acknowledge that the notion of a universally definable set of rights that are inherent to human beings by ... More


Growth Theory for Ancient Economies

Peter Temin

in The Roman Market Economy

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691147680
eISBN:
9781400845422
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691147680.003.0009
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter reviews the theory of economic growth and the problems of measuring it. It reveals that scholars trying to understand Roman macroeconomics are in far worse shape than economists dealing ... More


Biomedical Research and Its Animals

Morrison Adrian R.

in An Odyssey with Animals: A Veterinarian's Reflections on the Animal Rights & Welfare Debate

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195374445
eISBN:
9780199847938
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195374445.003.0005
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter addresses biomedical research in a larger context, and examines how science works in general. It focuses on the contributions that animals have made to the health and welfare of humans. ... More


The Janus-Faced Relation of Religious Actors and Human Security: Islamic and Secular Values in Turkey

Murat Somer

in Religion and Human Security: A Global Perspective

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199827732
eISBN:
9780199950553
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199827732.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter underlines the Janus-faced nature of religious nonstate actors' involvement in the provision and protection of human welfare, rights, and freedoms. In doing so, it draws on a critical ... More


Interrogating Human Security and Religion in Guatemala

C. Mathews Samson

in Religion and Human Security: A Global Perspective

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199827732
eISBN:
9780199950553
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199827732.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter examines the potential contribution of religion, particularly Pentecostal Protestantism, to ameliorating human security problems in Guatemala. The definition of human security used in ... More


Natural Capital

Edward B. Barbier

in Nature in the Balance: The Economics of Biodiversity

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199676880
eISBN:
9780191756252
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199676880.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter outlines the early use of the concept of natural capital to describe the environment through to its more recent extension to include ecosystems. The concept has proved useful, and ... More


Responding to the global challenge of sick societies

David Stuckler and Karen Siegel

in Sick Societies: Responding to the global challenge of chronic disease

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199574407
eISBN:
9780191731204
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199574407.003.0147
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This chapter takes a reflective view, looking at our societies' current and future health as a mirror that reveals who we are and who we are becoming. It argues that looking into the mirror, we see ... More


Civic virtue and social reform

Frederick Powell

in The politics of civil society: Neoliberalism or Social Left?

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861347640
eISBN:
9781447303947
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861347640.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Organizations

This chapter examines the role of civic virtue in shaping social reform, the cradle of social policy as a discipline, and the political Zeitgeist that inspired the welfare state. It discusses the ... More


Classical Athens: Plato (427–347 BC); Aristotle (384–322 BC)

Vic George

in Major thinkers in welfare: Contemporary issues in historical perspective

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847427069
eISBN:
9781447302728
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847427069.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Comparative and Historical Sociology

This chapter talks about two contrasting approaches to human welfare. The first is the proposals of Plato for a communitarian society, which is evident in his books The Laws and The Republic. The ... More


Humanism in Hinduism *

M.V. Nadkarni

in Ethics For Our Times: Essays in Gandhian Perspective

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780198073864
eISBN:
9780199082162
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198073864.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter examines the existence of the concept of humanism in the doctrine of Hinduism. It discusses different definitions of humanism and argues that while Mahatma Gandhi was an all-round ... More


Integrating Conservation in Human and Natural Ecosystems

A. R. E. Sinclair

in Serengeti III: Human Impacts on Ecosystem Dynamics

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226760339
eISBN:
9780226760353
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226760353.003.0016
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

This chapter argues that both the conservation of biota and the sustainability of human welfare require the combination of community-based conservation and protected-area conservation. Each is ... More


Global Promise: Quality Assurance and Accountability in Professional Psychology

Judy Hall and Elizabeth Altmaier

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195306088
eISBN:
9780199847471
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195306088.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Clinical Psychology

Psychology has become a global profession. Professionals are now readily able to practice in geographic areas which are different far from where they were trained. In practice, psychology has a ... More


Optimism and Rejection, 1925–1962

Will Guzmán

in Civil Rights in the Texas Borderlands: Dr. Lawrence A. Nixon and Black Activism

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038921
eISBN:
9780252096884
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038921.003.0006
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter looks at the latter phases of Nixon's civic life as well as his contributions to the health and welfare of his fellow African Americans. It details Nixon's initiative to establish a ... More


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