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American Insecurity: Why Our Economic Fears Lead to Political Inaction

Adam Seth Levine

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691162966
eISBN:
9781400852130
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691162966.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

Americans today face no shortage of threats to their financial well-being, such as job and retirement insecurity, health care costs, and spiraling college tuition. While one might expect that these ... More


Against Massacre: Humanitarian Interventions in the Ottoman Empire, 1815-1914

Davide Rodogno

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691151335
eISBN:
9781400840014
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691151335.001.0001
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This book looks at the rise of humanitarian intervention in the nineteenth century, from the fall of Napoleon to World War I. Examining the concept from a historical perspective, the book explores ... More


Conclusion

James L. Crenshaw

in Defending God: Biblical Responses to the Problem of Evil

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780195140026
eISBN:
9780199835607
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195140028.003.0013
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

The Bible lays itself open to charges of divine injustice in the way it treats election, divine zeal, and prolonged inaction while evil blossoms and bears fruit, the dark side of God, divine pathos, ... More


A Possible Worlds Analysis of Freedom

Keith Lehrer

in Metamind

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198248507
eISBN:
9780191681141
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198248507.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Mind

The word ‘can’ stands at the intersection of people's theoretical and practical interests. In science and rational enquiry, people seek to explain human behavior and assume there to be natural laws ... More


The Evolution of Thought Experiment

Roy A. Sorensen

in Thought Experiments

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780195129137
eISBN:
9780199786138
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019512913X.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter seeks to define “thought experiment” and dig to its origin. It argues that thought experiments evolved from experiment through a process of attenuation. This builds inductive momentum ... More


Why Climate-Change Skeptics Are Wrong

Kristin Shrader-Frechette

in What Will Work: Fighting Climate Change with Renewable Energy, Not Nuclear Power

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199794638
eISBN:
9780199919277
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199794638.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Chapter 1 begins by stressing the severity of climate change (CC) and showing how, contrary to popular belief, atomic energy is not a viable solution to ... More


A New Framework for Estoppel

ELIZABETH COOKE

in The Modern Law of Estoppel

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198262220
eISBN:
9780191714412
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198262220.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Law of Obligations

This chapter looks at the real significance of the distinctions between different forms of estoppel. One distinction that has been questioned is that between proprietary estoppel and the principle in ... More


Trading a Livable World

David Ciplet, J. Timmons Roberts, and Mizan R. Khan

in Power In A Warming World: The New Global Politics of Climate Change and the Remaking of Environmental Inequality

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780262029612
eISBN:
9780262330039
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262029612.003.0001
Subject:
Environmental Science, Climate

This introductory chapter discusses how our current response to climate change has been inadequate and inequitable. During UN climate negotiations, nations still talk about climate inaction. ... More


The Inaction Objection

Blake D. Dutton

in Augustine and Academic Skepticism: A Philosophical Study

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452932
eISBN:
9781501703553
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452932.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

This chapter examines one of Augustine of Hippo's best known and most powerful objections to Academic skepticism: the “Inaction Objection.” It first considers the Academics' response to the Inaction ... More


The Power of Collective Inaction

Cornelia Woll

in The Power of Inaction: Bank Bailouts in Comparison

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452352
eISBN:
9780801471155
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452352.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

This chapter determines the power of the financial industry and develops the argument about collective inaction as an exercise of power. It also analyzes different aspects of power—particularly, ... More


The Making of Chinese Industrial Workers

Jaesok Kim

in Chinese Labor in a Korean Factory: Class, Ethnicity, and Productivity on the Shop Floor in Globalizing China

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780804784542
eISBN:
9780804786126
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804784542.003.0004
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

Chapter Four looks into the transformation of rural Chinese women into industrial workers and the process through which management’s particular mode of labor discipline gradually penetrates their ... More


Clash of the Global and the Local

Jaesok Kim

in Chinese Labor in a Korean Factory: Class, Ethnicity, and Productivity on the Shop Floor in Globalizing China

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780804784542
eISBN:
9780804786126
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804784542.003.0007
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

Chapter Seven analyzes the limits of globalization by describing new developments on the shop floor such as a new plant manager from a Guatemalan maquila factory and an unprecedented workers’ strike. ... More


The Pathology of Inaction: The Dilemma of Middle Eastern Oil and the Iranian Hostage Crisis, 1973–1980

Laurence R. Jurdem

in Paving the Way for Reagan: The Influence of Conservative Media on US Foreign Policy

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780813175843
eISBN:
9780813175874
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813175843.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Throughout the 1970s, Human Events, National Review, and Commentary drew connections to argue that the nation’s dependence on foreign oil continued to grow because of numerous regulations imposed on ... More


Solving the Chemicals Problem

Ken Geiser

in Chemicals without Harm: Policies for a Sustainable World

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780262012522
eISBN:
9780262327015
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262012522.003.0016
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

Shifting the chemicals economy towards safer chemicals and alternatives is a huge and complex task. It will take years,--at least a generation--but, if we are ever going to do it, we should begin ... More


Dialectical Thinking and Attitudes toward Action/Inaction Beyond East Asia

Ethan Zell, Rong Su, and Dolores Albarracín

in The Psychological and Cultural Foundations of East Asian Cognition: Contradiction, Change, and Holism

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780199348541
eISBN:
9780190695705
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199348541.003.0021
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

Previous research has focused primarily on assessing dialectical thinking among respondents in representative East Asian and Western nations (e.g., China, Japan, South Korea, and the United States). ... More


Introduction

Fiona Woollard

in Doing and Allowing Harm

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199683642
eISBN:
9780191792847
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199683642.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter introduces the Doctrine of Doing and Allowing: the claim that doing harm is harder to justify than merely allowing harm. It argues that rejecting the Doctrine of Doing and Allowing would ... More


Substantial Facts

Fiona Woollard

in Doing and Allowing Harm

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199683642
eISBN:
9780191792847
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199683642.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter continues the analysis of the doing/allowing distinction by exploring what makes a fact substantial. A fact will count as substantial if it has some feature that makes it more than a ... More


Overview of Transitional Justice Options and the United States Role in Transitional Justice

Zachary D. Kaufman

in United States Law and Policy on Transitional Justice: Principles, Politics, and Pragmatics

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2016
ISBN:
9780190243494
eISBN:
9780190243524
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190243494.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Public International Law, Human Rights and Immigration

This chapter provides background and context concerning U.S. policy on transitional justice by presenting the panoply of options for addressing suspected atrocity perpetrators and the U.S. experience ... More


Inability and Responsibility for Inaction

Randolph Clarke

in Omissions: Agency, Metaphysics, and Responsibility

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780199347520
eISBN:
9780199347544
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199347520.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, General

Frankfurt cases are thought to show that one can be directly responsible for performing a certain action even if one could not have done otherwise. Are there Frankfurt cases of inaction—cases showing ... More


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