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Years of Provocation, Followed by a Loss of Control

Barry Mitchell

in Principles and Values in Criminal Law and Criminal Justice: Essays in Honour of Andrew Ashworth

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199696796
eISBN:
9780191742293
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199696796.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology, Philosophy of Law

On 4 October 2010 the old common law plea of provocation which, if successful, reduced murder to voluntary manslaughter, was abolished and replaced by the partial defence of loss of control. This was ... More


The Costs of Contracting

Simon Domberger

in The Contracting Organization: A Strategic Guide to Outsourcing

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198774570
eISBN:
9780191596148
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198774575.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

This chapter and the previous one outline the costs and benefits of contracting out. While there is merit in separating costs from benefits, and that is how managers intuitively think of the issue, ... More


Losing Control

Anne Nassauer

in Situational Breakdowns: Understanding Protest Violence and other Surprising Outcomes

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
July 2019
ISBN:
9780190922061
eISBN:
9780190922092
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190922061.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

Chapter 4 discusses the first of three paths to protest violence discussed in the book. Each of these paths involves interactions, interpretations, and emotional dynamics that emerge between the ... More


Out of Our Minds: Reason and Madness in the Exploration of Central Africa

Johannes Fabian

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520221222
eISBN:
9780520923935
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520221222.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

Explorers and ethnographers in Africa during the period of colonial expansion are usually assumed to have been guided by rational aims such as the desire for scientific knowledge, fame, or financial ... More


Seinesgleichen Geschieht or “The Like of It Now Happens”: The Feeling of Powerlessness and the Independent Existence of One’s Own Actions

Rahel Jaeggi

in Alienation

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231151986
eISBN:
9780231537599
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231151986.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter explores one aspect of self-alienation: the phenomenon of one's own actions taking on an independent existence and the resultant feeling of powerlessness. It argues that, when our life ... More


Usurpers in Asia Minor: The Third Century

Boris Chrubasik

in Kings and Usurpers in the Seleukid Empire: The Men who would be King

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780198786924
eISBN:
9780191829055
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198786924.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter evaluates two Seleukid usurpers in their attempts to make themselves king, and to maintain the kingship within a period of twenty-five years in the same geographic region: Asia Minor. A ... More


Veering: A Theory of Literature

Nicholas Royle

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748636549
eISBN:
9780748652303
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748636549.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Contrary to a widespread sense that literature has become increasingly irrelevant to our culture and everyday life, this book traces a strangely compelling ‘literary turn’. Starting with an ... More


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