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Introduction

Archie Brown

in The Gorbachev Factor

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780192880529
eISBN:
9780191598876
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0192880527.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Russian Politics

Obstacles to democratization and pre‐conditions for transformative change are examined, as are changing evaluations of Mikhail Gorbachev. The weakness of the dissident movement in the first half of ... More


Virtual Communities and the New Economy

W. Edward Steinmueller

in Inside the Communication Revolution: Evolving Patterns of Social and Technical Interaction

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198296553
eISBN:
9780191685231
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198296553.003.0002
Subject:
Business and Management, Information Technology, Innovation

A ‘virtual community’ is a new form of social grouping where its members meet and interact using computer-mediated communication. As seen in using computers and communicating through the Internet, ... More


Introduction

Ian Small

in Conditions for Criticism: Authority, Knowledge, and Literature in the Late Nineteenth Century

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198122418
eISBN:
9780191671418
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198122418.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter explains and examines the changes in the theory and practice of critical writing. It describes the nature of institutional and intellectual authority in critical discourse in the final ... More


The Reformation and the Towns in England: Politics and Political Culture, c.1540-1640

Robert Tittler

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198207184
eISBN:
9780191677540
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198207184.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This analysis of the secular impact of the Reformation examines the changes within English towns over the period c.1540–1640. All over England wholesale shifts of ... More


Norms Arising from the Institutional Structure of International Commercial Arbitration

Joshua Karton

in The Culture of International Arbitration and The Evolution of Contract Law

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199658008
eISBN:
9780191757914
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199658008.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Private International Law

This chapter describes aspects of international arbitration culture that arise from the institutional structure of the international arbitration system. It identifies three categories of social norms ... More


Discursive dissonance in approaches to autonomy

Philip Riley

in Maintaining Control: Autonomy and Language Learning

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622099234
eISBN:
9789882207165
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622099234.003.0004
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter focuses on problems that occur when autonomy means different things to different people and the discourses of autonomy diverge. It argues that such conditions of discursive dissonance ... More


Middle-out Social Change:: Expert-Led Development Interventions in Sri Lanka ‘s Energy Sector

Dean Nieusma

in Technoscience and Environmental Justice: Expert Cultures in a Grassroots Movement

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262015790
eISBN:
9780262298407
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262015790.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

This chapter focuses on the concept of middle-out social change as an alternative to different approaches to environmental justice. It also treats the concept as an analytical tool to drive expertise ... More


Making and Enforcing a Grid

in Mass Torts in a World of Settlement

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226567600
eISBN:
9780226567624
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226567624.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Company and Commercial Law

This chapter starts by observing that the use of grid-like arrangements in torts does not represent as much of a departure as one initially might think. It goes on to investigate a notable judicial ... More


The Battle of Ideas

Campbell F. Scribner

in The Fight for Local Control: Schools, Suburbs, and American Democracy

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781501700804
eISBN:
9781501704116
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501700804.003.0008
Subject:
Education, Educational Policy and Politics

This chapter examines curricular disputes. The roots of curricular conflict frequently lie in changing structures of school governance and realignments of political power. Thus, controversy is never ... More


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