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American Exceptionalism Revisited

Joshua T. McCabe

in The Fiscalization of Social Policy: How Taxpayers Trumped Children in the Fight Against Child Poverty

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780190841300
eISBN:
9780190841331
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190841300.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change, Population and Demography

Chapter 1 challenges the conventional wisdom on American exceptionalism in regard to tax and social policy. After setting up the puzzle and outlining why previous theories cannot explain them, it ... More


Creating Religious Environmental Traditions

Stephen Ellingson

in To Care for Creation: The Emergence of the Religious Environmental Movement

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780226367248
eISBN:
9780226367415
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226367415.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

Chapter 4 charts the creation of green religious traditions and, more specifically, how activists borrow and adapt images, theological warrants, and ritual practices from their own traditions to ... More


The Rhetoric of Professionalism

in The Roots, Rituals, and Rhetorics of Change: North American Business Schools After the Second World War

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804776165
eISBN:
9780804778916
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804776165.003.0011
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies

This chapter examines the postwar pursuit of professional status for business and business schools in North America. It highlights concerns about the vision of managers and management that should be ... More


Do the Mistakes Lie in Decision-Makers or in Economics?

James G. March

in Performance and Progress: Essays on Capitalism, Business, and Society

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780198744283
eISBN:
9780191805691
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198744283.003.0003
Subject:
Business and Management, Corporate Governance and Accountability

Micro-economic analysis and its various derivatives seek to provide partial answers to two distinct questions. How should an intelligent actor choose among available alternatives? How do presumably ... More


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