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HOW to Find Compensations For Aircraft Noise Nuisance

Bernard Van Praag

in Happiness Quantified: A Satisfaction Calculus Approach

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199226146
eISBN:
9780191718595
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199226146.003.0011
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Behavioural Economics

This chapter examines the monetary compensation needed to neutralize aircraft noise for households living around the main airport in Amsterdam. It is shown that housing costs in Amsterdam, due to the ... More


Temperature Control

Dale F. Lott

in American Bison: A Natural History

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520233386
eISBN:
9780520930742
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520233386.003.0006
Subject:
Biology, Natural History and Field Guides

Bison seldom if ever die of heat, but they often die of cold. The dark coat that makes the sun a nuisance in summer may be a lifesaver in winter. Bison evolved in really terrible winters; and even ... More


The Scope of Scepticism

Casey Perin

in The Demands of Reason: An Essay on Pyrrhonian Scepticism

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199557905
eISBN:
9780191721366
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199557905.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

The Scope of Scepticism is the range of candidates for belief about which the Sceptic, in virtue of being a Sceptic, suspends judgement. This chapter argues that Sextus places a restriction on the ... More


Thermo-insulation: a limiting factor

Hans Kruuk

in Otters: Ecology, behaviour and conservation

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780198565871
eISBN:
9780191728228
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198565871.003.0010
Subject:
Biology, Ecology, Animal Biology

Thermo-insulation of otters' bodies depends almost entirely on fur. Hair density is relatively high. Body temperature is maintained partly through behaviour, including increased activity before ... More


Latin America and Caribbean: Overview

Peter Borscheid

in World Insurance: The Evolution of a Global Risk Network

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199657964
eISBN:
9780191744709
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199657964.003.0024
Subject:
Business and Management, International Business, Business History

This chapter discusses the development of the insurance industry in Latin America and the Caribbean. It covers the beginnings and dominance of British insurers from 1820–1900; the establishment of ... More


Wiring and Connections

Jack W. Ekin

in Experimental Techniques for Low-Temperature Measurements: Cryostat Design, Material Properties and Superconductor Critical-Current Testing

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198570547
eISBN:
9780191717710
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198570547.003.0004
Subject:
Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials

Cryostat wiring requires someone who is skilled and meticulous with his or her hands. It is fine detail work that, in many cases, is done by the experimentalist and not subcontracted outside the ... More


Understanding Business Cycle Synchronization: Is Inflation Targeting Paving the Way to Asian Monetary Union?

Andrew K. Rose

in Costs and Benefits of Economic Integration in Asia

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199753987
eISBN:
9780199896783
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199753987.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This empirical chapter is concerned with the determination of business cycle synchronization. The chapter focuses in particular on the role of monetary regimes. Inflation targeting seems to have a ... More


Food Price Spikes, Price Insulation, and Poverty

Kym Anderson, Maros Ivanic, and William J. Martin

in The Economics of Food Price Volatility

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780226128924
eISBN:
9780226129082
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226129082.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter first considers the impact on world food prices of the changes in restrictions on trade in staple foods during the 2008 world food price crisis. Those changes were meant to partially ... More


Heroic fatness

Karen Throsby

in Immersion: Marathon Swimming, Embodiment and Identity

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780719099625
eISBN:
9781526114976
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719099625.003.0008
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter argues that the demands on marathon swimmers to acquire body fat as insulation against the cold are in tension with conventional understandings of what constitutes the ‘good’ sporting ... More


Synthetic Biology: A Systems Engineering Perspective

Domitilla Del Vecchio and Eduardo D. Sontag

in Control Theory and Systems Biology

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262013345
eISBN:
9780262258906
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262013345.003.0006
Subject:
Biology, Biomathematics / Statistics and Data Analysis / Complexity Studies

This chapter presents a treatment of “retroactivity to interconnections.” It outlines some of the design challenges found in biomolecular systems from a systems engineering perspective, in ... More


Organizational Progeny: Why Governments are Losing Control over the Proliferating Structures of Global Governance

Tana Johnson

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2014
ISBN:
9780198717799
eISBN:
9780191787300
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198717799.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

In life, delegation is fundamental. But it is difficult, especially when attempted internationally, as in the long delegation chains to the United Nations family and other global governance ... More


The Evolution of an Idea

James C. Klagge

in Wittgenstein in Exile

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262015349
eISBN:
9780262300117
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262015349.003.0030
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter explores Wittgenstein’s thought experiment, which he came up with while staying in Norway. The thought experiment is an experiment about us — our temperament — rather than about seeds, ... More


Managing the Parliamentary Labour Party

Lewis Minkin

in The Blair Supremacy: A study in the politics of Labour's party management

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780719073793
eISBN:
9781781706770
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719073793.003.0014
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Preserving discipline in the PLP was judged to be essential. This chapter examines the politics of management which is shown to involve much more than the whips role in relation to votes in the ... More


The Making of Global Governance: Not by States Alone

Tana Johnson

in Organizational Progeny: Why Governments are Losing Control over the Proliferating Structures of Global Governance

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2014
ISBN:
9780198717799
eISBN:
9780191787300
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198717799.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter introduces an Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) puzzle. US President Ronald Reagan was a climate change skeptic—so why did he spearhead the IPCC’s creation? And why have ... More


Making Global Governance Structures: How International Bureaucrats Enter the Institutional Design Process

Tana Johnson

in Organizational Progeny: Why Governments are Losing Control over the Proliferating Structures of Global Governance

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2014
ISBN:
9780198717799
eISBN:
9780191787300
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198717799.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter uses principal–agent notions to theorize how international bureaucrats enter the institutional design process. International bureaucrats have a stake in institutions throughout the wider ... More


Insulating Global Governance Structures: How International Bureaucrats Shape the Institutional Design Process

Tana Johnson

in Organizational Progeny: Why Governments are Losing Control over the Proliferating Structures of Global Governance

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2014
ISBN:
9780198717799
eISBN:
9780191787300
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198717799.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter theorizes how international bureaucrats shape institutional design outcomes by setting institutional design agendas during bargaining. Agenda-setting entails shifting the status quo, a ... More


Evidence of International Bureaucrats’ Widespread Institutional Design Impact

Tana Johnson

in Organizational Progeny: Why Governments are Losing Control over the Proliferating Structures of Global Governance

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2014
ISBN:
9780198717799
eISBN:
9780191787300
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198717799.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Predictions 1 and 2 anticipate design agenda-setting by international bureaucrats, and Prediction 3 uses that outcome to predict the stringency of state control mechanisms in resulting institutions. ... More


The Origins of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change: A Within-Case Probe

Tana Johnson

in Organizational Progeny: Why Governments are Losing Control over the Proliferating Structures of Global Governance

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2014
ISBN:
9780198717799
eISBN:
9780191787300
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198717799.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter details the origins of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and its precursor, the Advisory Group on Greenhouse Gases (AGGG). It solves Chapter 1’s puzzle by spotlighting ... More


The Origins of the WFP, UNDP, and UNAIDS: A Cross-Case Probe

Tana Johnson

in Organizational Progeny: Why Governments are Losing Control over the Proliferating Structures of Global Governance

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2014
ISBN:
9780198717799
eISBN:
9780191787300
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198717799.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter examines prominent organizations drawn from various issue areas and time periods: the World Food Program (1930s to 1960s), the United Nations Development Program (1950s to 1960s), and ... More


Looking Ahead: Policy Implications and the Future

Tana Johnson

in Organizational Progeny: Why Governments are Losing Control over the Proliferating Structures of Global Governance

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2014
ISBN:
9780198717799
eISBN:
9780191787300
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198717799.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter begins by examining three practical implications for international policymaking. First, it uncovers the dynamics and costs of insulation from state control: personnel in ... More


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