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Comparative Politics: Micro‐Behavioral Perspectives

Russell J. Dalton

in A New Handbook of Political Science

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198294719
eISBN:
9780191599361
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198294719.003.0013
Subject:
Political Science, Reference

Political events and democratization have created emerging questions for the analysis of comparative politics. This provides opportunities to test the role of political culture, voting preferences, ... More


Foundations of Evidence Law

Alex Stein

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198257363
eISBN:
9780191711039
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198257363.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

This book examines systematically the underlying theory of evidence in Anglo-American legal systems and identifies the defining characteristics of adjudicative fact-finding. The book develops an ... More


Representing Social Actors

Theo Van Leeuwen

in Discourse and Practice: New Tools for Critical Analysis

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195323306
eISBN:
9780199869251
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195323306.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter presents a framework for analyzing how the participants of social practices can be, and are, represented in English discourse. It outlines and exemplifies the social and critical import ... More


The Visual Representation ofSocial Actors

Theo Van Leeuwen

in Discourse and Practice: New Tools for Critical Analysis

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195323306
eISBN:
9780199869251
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195323306.003.0008
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter adapts the framework for analyzing the representation of social actors (cf. chapter 2) to the domain of visual communication. After discussing the critical import of analyzing ... More


Theorizing the origins of bills of rights

David Erdos

in Delegating Rights Protection: The Rise of Bills of Rights in the Westminster World

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199557769
eISBN:
9780191594380
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199557769.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

The first part of this chapter explores in detail the Postmaterialist Trigger Thesis (PTT) explanation of bill of rights genesis in internally stable, advanced democracies. It argues that, as a ... More


Observations concerning names and related categories

John M. Anderson

in The Grammar of Names

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199297412
eISBN:
9780191711176
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199297412.003.0007
Subject:
Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics

This chapter brings together and extends various observations on the functions of names and their relation to other categories. Names as arguments are definite and serve independently to establish ... More


Organizations, Markets, and Standardization

Nils Brunsson

in A World of Standards

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199256952
eISBN:
9780191716508
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199256952.003.0002
Subject:
Business and Management, Knowledge Management

This chapter compares standardization with three other basic social forms that are similar in their effect: formal organizations, markets, and normative communities. Similarities and differences ... More


The Curtain Rises: A Brief Overview of the Book

Jeffrey Jensen Arnett, Leo B. Hendry, Marion Kloep, and Jennifer L. Tanner

in Debating Emerging Adulthood: Stage or Process?

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199757176
eISBN:
9780199863389
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199757176.003.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology

The first chapter provides some background and some information on the two contending approaches debated in the book. Demographic and economic changes influencing the lives of young people in recent ... More


Schooling Selves: Autonomy, Interdependence, and Reform in Japanese Junior High Education

Peter Cave

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780226367729
eISBN:
9780226368054
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226368054.001.0001
Subject:
Education, Early Childhood and Elementary Education

This book is an ethnography of lower secondary education in contemporary Japan, exploring the competing demands of autonomy, group socialization, and control in junior high school. It is based on ... More


The social construction of health risks

Bob Heyman

in Risk, Safety and Clinical Practice: Health care through the lens of risk

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780198569008
eISBN:
9780191717499
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198569008.003.02
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter locates the starting point for risk-thinking in the categorization of diverse cases as examples of a single uniform entity. This interpretive process involves the simultaneous ... More


Weaknesses in the Churches’ Peacemaking

John D. Brewer, Gareth I. Higgins, and Francis Teeney

in Religion, Civil Society, and Peace in Northern Ireland

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199694020
eISBN:
9780191730825
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199694020.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society, Church History

This chapter exposes the weakness of the churches in their approach to peacemaking. The authors illuminate the fractures within the churches, with many clerics disagreeing on how to bring about ... More


Conclusion: Religion and the Northern Ireland Peace Process

John D. Brewer, Gareth I. Higgins, and Francis Teeney

in Religion, Civil Society, and Peace in Northern Ireland

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199694020
eISBN:
9780191730825
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199694020.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society, Church History

The Conclusion summarizes the major arguments, both with respect to the conceptual framework for the comparative analysis of religious peacebuilding and the Northern Irish case study. It offers a ... More


The Relationship between Public Employment Services and the Unemployed

Mark Freedland, Paul Craig, Catherine Jacqueson, and Nicola Kountouris

in Public Employment Services and European Law

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199233489
eISBN:
9780191716324
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199233489.003.0010
Subject:
Law, EU Law, Employment Law

This chapter argues that the State is no longer seen as a provider of employment, but rather as a provider of ‘employability’ directly focusing on the unemployed (rather than on the labour market or ... More


Death from Dyeing

Andrew Martin

in The Mask of the Prophet: The Extraordinary Fictions of Jules Verne

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780198157984
eISBN:
9780191673252
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198157984.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter studies Verne's Tribulations of a Chinaman in China. In this novel, Verne appears to be obliquely exploring some of the pleasures and perils of his own vacation. The mirror-image of ... More


Nature and Task of the Sociological Enterprise

Gianfranco Piggo

in Durkheim

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198780878
eISBN:
9780191695391
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198780878.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter explains how Durkheim constructed and justified his life's project: the development of a new, scientifically grounded understanding of social reality. It considers his published book, ... More


Marginality, Suttering, and Community: The Politics of Collective Experience and Empowerment in Thailand

Veena Das, Arthur Kleinman, Margaret Lock, Mamphela Ramphele, and Pamela Reynolds

in Remaking a World: Violence, Social Suffering, and Recovery

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520223295
eISBN:
9780520924857
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520223295.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Global

This chapter discusses a form of social suffering that clearly resists its individualization. It first examines the social production of marginality among the Kui, which was an indigenous people ... More


The Varieties of Transcendence

Hermann Deuser, Hans Joas, Matthias Jung, and Magnus Schlette (eds)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780823267576
eISBN:
9780823272389
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823267576.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, American Philosophy

This book traces American pragmatist thought on religion and its relevance for theorizing religion today. The volume establishes pragmatist concepts of religious individualization as powerful ... More


Between Two Worlds of Father Politics: USA or Sweden?

Michael Rush

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780719091896
eISBN:
9781781708347
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719091896.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

Between ‘two worlds’ of father politics represents the USA and Sweden as two ends on an international continuum in ways of thinking about fatherhood. The ‘two worlds’ model locates the decline of ... More


Radio's Civic Ambition: American Broadcasting and Democracy in the 1930s

David Goodman

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195394085
eISBN:
9780199894383
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195394085.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western, Popular

The book argues that the civic ambition of American radio in the 1930s and 40s centered on the production of self-governing and opinion-forming individuals – a cluster of ideas that the book names ... More


Conclusion

Karen Junod

in ‘Writing the Lives of Painters’: Biography and Artistic Identity in Britain 1760-1810

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199597000
eISBN:
9780191725357
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199597000.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

The conclusion shows that by the early nineteenth century, painters were no longer demoted to the lower echelons of the social and cultural ladder, but were finally granted centre stage in the ... More


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