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Seizing the Initiative

Michael Banton

in International Action against Racial Discrimination

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198280613
eISBN:
9780191598760
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198280610.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

With the election of new members in 1988 and with changes in external circumstances, CERD was able to take positive steps to improve its working methods and to agree that it would issue ‘concluding ... More


The Last of the Cold War

Michael Banton

in International Action against Racial Discrimination

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198280613
eISBN:
9780191598760
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198280610.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

During the ten years from 1978, the conflict between the Eastern and Western blocs formed the political framework within which CERD had to operate. It was argued, on the one hand, that CERD could not ... More


Sources of Information for Change and Innovation

Stuart Macdonald

in Information for Innovation: Managing Change from an Information Perspective

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199241477
eISBN:
9780191696947
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199241477.003.0004
Subject:
Business and Management, Innovation, Organization Studies

This chapter explains where information is gathered, and how it affects change and innovation. It starts by providing examples on how the Japanese adapted to technology change by using methods that ... More


The Flow of Information

Stuart Macdonald

in Information for Innovation: Managing Change from an Information Perspective

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199241477
eISBN:
9780191696947
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199241477.003.0005
Subject:
Business and Management, Innovation, Organization Studies

This chapter discusses how information should flow in an organization. There are only two ways in which information can exist in any location — either it was created there, or it was transferred ... More


How to know things: evidentials in Amazonia

Alexandra Y. Aikhenvald

in The Languages of the Amazon

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199593569
eISBN:
9780191739385
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199593569.003.0009
Subject:
Linguistics, Language Families

Every language has a way of saying how one knows what one is talking about, and what one thinks about what one knows. The ways in which the information source can be expressed vary. Evidentiality is ... More


Distinction between Informant and Source of Information; its nature and point. Application to putative ‘knowledge without belief’ cases; and to comparativism: Goldman

Edward Craig

in Knowledge and the State of Nature: An Essay in Conceptual Synthesis

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198238799
eISBN:
9780191597237
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198238797.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

The author distinguishes between informants (people who tell us things) and sources of information (like arboreal growth rings or states of human beings), and argues that the concept of knowledge is ... More


Methods and Sources

Leland Donald

in Aboriginal Slavery on the Northwest Coast of North America

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520206168
eISBN:
9780520918115
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520206168.003.0004
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter describes the sources of information and the methods used to arrive at the statements and conclusions in this book about slavery in the Northwest Coast of North America. It explains the ... More


Introduction

Mia de Kuijper

in Profit Power Economics: A New Competitive Strategy for Creating Sustainable Wealth

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195171631
eISBN:
9780199871353
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195171631.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics

This chapter lays out the logic and the structure of the book. The book follows a trajectory that begins by examining the underlying causes of change of our economic environment and that does not ... More


The Venetian Chronicles and Archives as Sources for the History of Byzantium and the Crusades (992–1204)

Michael Angold

in Byzantines and Crusaders in Non-Greek Sources, 1025-1204

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263785
eISBN:
9780191734304
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263785.003.0005
Subject:
History, World Medieval History

This chapter discusses the Venetian Chronicles and archives as potential sources of information regarding the history of Byzantium and the Crusades. It shows that the histories of the crusades, ... More


Epistemic Circularity and Epistemic Incommensurability

Michael P. Lynch

in Social Epistemology

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199577477
eISBN:
9780191595189
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199577477.003.0013
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Language

This chapter explores an analogy between our reliance on memory and our reliance on news coverage. The analogy derives from a certain sort of counterfactual reasoning that might be employed to ... More


The grammar of knowledge: a cross-linguistic view of evidentials and the expression of information source

Alexandra Y. Aikhenvald

in The Grammar of Knowledge: A Cross-Linguistic Typology

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780198701316
eISBN:
9780191770593
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198701316.003.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics, Language Families

Every language has a way of speaking about how one knows what one says, and what one thinks about what one knows. In any language, there are ways of phrasing inferences, assumptions, probabilities ... More


Monitoring a Nuclear Power Plant

Kim J. Vicente

in Attention: From Theory to Practice

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195305722
eISBN:
9780199847723
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195305722.003.0007
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

Monitoring a nuclear power plant (NPP)—even under normal operations—seems like an impossibly difficult attention task. Given that “the limitations of human attention represent one of the formidable ... More


The Source, the Intelligence Community and the Commander

Amos N. Guiora

in Legitimate Target: A Criteria-Based Approach to Targeted Killing

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199969739
eISBN:
9780199333288
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199969739.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This chapter analyzes the role of the information source, the intelligence community and the commander in the decision-making process regarding targeted killing. It highlights the importance of ... More


Locating Legality

Amanda K. Baumle and D’Lane R. Compton

in Legalizing LGBT Families: How the Law Shapes Parenthood

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781479857647
eISBN:
9781479879656
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479857647.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

In order to more closely examine the process of constructing legality for LGBT parents, the authors highlight sources of legal information in this chapter. An important aspect to understanding LGBT ... More


Costs and costing

Andrew Green

in An Introduction to Health Planning for Developing Health Systems

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780198571346
eISBN:
9780191724138
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198571346.003.0009
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

Chapter 1 argued that underpinning the rationale for planning is the reality of a scarcity of resources. In order to make informed planning choices between alternative and competing demands on these ... More


Why Information Sellers May Lie

Miklos Sarvary

in Gurus and Oracles: The Marketing of Information

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262016940
eISBN:
9780262301176
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262016940.003.0005
Subject:
Business and Management, Knowledge Management

This chapter examines the distortions in the quality of information, particularly those caused by the biases and “herding” by information providers. It analyzes under what conditions and for what ... More


The Grammar of Knowledge: A Cross-Linguistic Typology

Alexandra Y. Aikhenvald and R. M. W. Dixon (eds)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780198701316
eISBN:
9780191770593
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198701316.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics, Language Families

This book offers both a linguistic and anthropological perspective on the expression of information sources, as well as inferences, assumptions, probability and possibility, and gradations of doubt ... More


Conclusions and challenges for the future

Denis Mareschal, Mark H. Johnson, Sylvain Sirois, Michael W. Spratling, Michael S. C. Thomas, and Gert Westermann

in Neuroconstructivism - I: How the brain constructs cognition

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198529910
eISBN:
9780191689710
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198529910.003.0063
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter examines more specifically what the implications of the neuroconstructivist framework are in terms of theory, future challenges, and practical implications for doing research. The ... More


Information and Evidence: Sources and Evaluation

Graham Brack, Penny Franklin, and Jill Caldwell

in Medicines management for nursing practice: Pharmacology, patient safety, and procedures

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199697878
eISBN:
9780191918490
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199697878.003.0012
Subject:
Clinical Medicine and Allied Health, Nursing

By the end of this chapter, you should understand… ● The range of possible sources of information about medicines ● Their positive and negative characteristics ● Some ... More


A Little Knowledge Is Dangerous: Consuming Rap and Political Attitudes

Lester K. Spence

in Stare in the Darkness: The Limits of Hip-hop and Black Politics

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816669875
eISBN:
9781452947068
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816669875.003.0003
Subject:
Music, Popular

This chapter discusses the influence of the extent of rap consumption and exposure on black youth attitudes by considering two different points in time: 1994, when the generation most affiliated with ... More


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