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Human Rights

Iain McLean

in What's Wrong with the British Constitution?

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199546954
eISBN:
9780191720031
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199546954.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, UK Politics

Creation of the Council of Europe in the shadow of Nuremburg. History of gradual UK incorporation. European Court of Human Rights. Human Rights Act 1998. Human rights and unpopular minorities. Growth ... More


A Crisis of Institutionalization: The Collapse of the UCD in Spain

Richard Gunther and Jonathan Hopkin

in Political Parties: Old Concepts and New Challenges

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199246748
eISBN:
9780191599385
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199246742.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Political parties are such a fundamental part of democratic political life that they take on an appearance of stability and solidity that is rarely questioned—hence, when a political party collapses, ... More


The Opposing Arguments

Albert Casullo

in A Priori Justification

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
May 2006
ISBN:
9780195115055
eISBN:
9780199786190
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195115058.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

The leading arguments against the existence of a priori knowledge are addressed. The opposing arguments fall into three broad categories: conceptual arguments, which offer an analysis of the concept ... More


Understanding Flowers and Flowering: An integrated approach

Beverley Glover

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780198565970
eISBN:
9780191714009
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198565970.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry

Flowers are the beautiful and complex reproductive structures of the angiosperms, one of the most diverse and successful groups of living organisms. The underlying thesis of this book is that to ... More


Preventing Self-fertilization

Beverley J. Glover

in Understanding Flowers and Flowering: An integrated approach

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780198565970
eISBN:
9780191714009
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198565970.003.0012
Subject:
Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry

Perfect (hermaphrodite) flowers can, assuming no other constraints, self-pollinate, and fertilize their own ovules. This guaranteed sexual reproduction gives self-pollinating plants the ability to ... More


Supranationalism and the European Commission

Jarle Trondal

in An Emergent European Executive Order

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199579426
eISBN:
9780191722714
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199579426.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, European Union

Chapter 4 goes one step further and explores actor‐level supranationalism in the Commission services. The transformative clout of the Commission is assessed by the extent to which seconded national ... More


The Human Rights Act, Dialogue and Constitutional Principles

Gavin Phillipson

in The United Kingdom's Statutory Bill of Rights: Constitutional and Comparative Perspectives

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780197265376
eISBN:
9780191760426
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265376.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

This chapter considers the relationship between the Human Rights Act (HRA) and existing key principles of the UK constitution. It proposes that rather than asking how far the HRA is transforming the ... More


V9. Judicial Review

Matthew Flinders

in Democratic Drift: Majoritarian Modification and Democratic Anomie in the United Kingdom

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199271597
eISBN:
9780191709234
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199271597.003.0013
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, UK Politics

The logic of legal constitutionalism promotes the role of judges as external regulators of political behaviour. It therefore seeks to increase the degree of constitutional rigidity by seeking to ... More


Semantic Analysis

Adrienne Lehrer

in Wine and Conversation

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195307931
eISBN:
9780199867493
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195307931.003.0006
Subject:
Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics

A semantic theory must account for both how words are related to other words (intralinguistic connections) and how words connect to the world. Semantic field theory, which is appropriate for ... More


Rhesus and other haemolytic diseases

Elizabeth A. Letsky, Ian Leck, and John M. Bowman

in Antenatal and Neonatal Screening

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780192628268
eISBN:
9780191723605
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192628268.003.0012
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter describes antenatal and neonatal screening for rhesus and other blood group incompatibilities. These incompatibilities can cause maternal antibodies to fetal blood cell antigens to enter ... More


Standards Policy and Regulation: Combining Committees and Markets

Peter Grindley

in Standards, Strategy, and Policy: Cases and Stories

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198288077
eISBN:
9780191684562
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198288077.003.0003
Subject:
Business and Management, Innovation, Strategy

Markets are effective when it comes to setting standards for private goods, when policy interventions are needed, and where the public costs of incompatibility are high. Standard committees aim to ... More


Incompatibility, Modal Semantics, and Intrinsic Logic

Robert B. Brandom

in Between Saying and Doing: Towards an Analytic Pragmatism

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199542871
eISBN:
9780191715662
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199542871.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Language

This chapter uses a normative pragmatic metavocabulary to introduce a notion of the incompatibility of claims, which then serves as a semantic primitive that is shown to suffice to introduce ... More


Is Establishment Consistent with Religious Freedom?

REX AHDAR and IAN LEIGH

in Religious Freedom in the Liberal State

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199253623
eISBN:
9780191719769
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199253623.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

According to the prevailing view, freedom of religion is necessarily a condition that can exist only in the absence of an established church or faith. A nation that singles out a church for special ... More


Ancient yet fast: rapid evolution of mating genes and mating systems in fungi

Timothy Y. James

in Rapidly Evolving Genes and Genetic Systems

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
December 2013
ISBN:
9780199642274
eISBN:
9780191774751
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199642274.003.0019
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

The reproductive and incompatibility proteins in plants and animals provide some of the clearest examples of rapid evolution. In fungi, however, little is known about the evolutionary dynamics of ... More


The ambivalent nature of romantic love: ‘What is this thing called love?’

Aaron Ben-Zéev and Ruhama Goussinsky

in In The Name of Love: Romantic ideology and its victims

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198566496
eISBN:
9780191693595
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198566496.003.0003
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology

This chapter explains the ambivalence and danger of love. The chapter argues that the destructive power of love comes ironically with the idealization of love itself. The chapter discusses the four ... More


Outcrossing and self-fertilization

Beverley Glover

in Understanding Flowers and Flowering, Second Edition

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199661596
eISBN:
9780191779473
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199661596.003.0013
Subject:
Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry, Ecology

Most flowers are ‘perfect’ (hermaphrodite), containing both male and female reproductive structures, and producing both male and female gametes. Hermaphroditism carries both advantages and ... More


Component processes versus systems: is there really an important difference?

ALAN J. PARKIN

in Memory: Systems, Process, or Function?

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198524069
eISBN:
9780191689109
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198524069.003.0010
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter draws together the various threads of the preceding discussion. The chapter summarizes the principal aspects of the arguments presented by system theorists and processing theorists. In ... More


Balanced Constitutionalism: Courts and Legislatures in India and the United Kingdom

Chintan Chandrachud

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780199470587
eISBN:
9780199088867
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199470587.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

The Human Rights Act (HRA) of the UK, enacted in 1998, provoked particular interest amongst scholars. Unlike systems of parliamentary sovereignty and judicial supremacy, it promised a new, ‘balanced’ ... More


The limited role of Information and Communication Technologies in managed networks

Ewan Ferlie, Louise FitzGerald, Gerry McGivern, Sue Dopson, and Chris Bennett

in Making Wicked Problems Governable?: The Case of Managed Networks in Health Care

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199603015
eISBN:
9780191752995
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199603015.003.0008
Subject:
Business and Management, Public Management

It has been argued that new ICTs will be important in the development of effective networks. This chapter considers if evidence from our eight case studies supports this assertion. Statistical data ... More


Heterogeneity in neutral divergence across genomic regions induced by sex-specific hybrid incompatibility

Seiji Kumagai and Marcy K. Uyenoyama

in Rapidly Evolving Genes and Genetic Systems

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
December 2013
ISBN:
9780199642274
eISBN:
9780191774751
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199642274.003.0004
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

Genome-scale comparisons of closely related species have revealed marked heterogeneity in molecular-level divergence. Sites that show extreme divergence have been regarded as candidates for genetic ... More


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