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The Making of Legal Authority: Non-legislative Codifications in Historical and Comparative Perspective

Nils Jansen

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199588763
eISBN:
9780191723315
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199588763.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

Accounts of the nature of legal authority typically focus on the authority of officially sanctioned rules issued by legally recognised bodies — legislatures, courts, and regulators — that fit ... More


Border Thinking and the Colonial Difference

Walter D. Mignolo

in Local Histories/Global Designs: Coloniality, Subaltern Knowledges, and Border Thinking

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691156095
eISBN:
9781400845064
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691156095.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter explores theoretical responses to and departures from the modern world system. The first part looks into Anibal Quijano's concept of “coloniality of power” and Enrique Dussel's ... More


Introduction

Edward C. Page and Vincent Wright

in Bureaucratic Elites in Western European States: A Comparative Analysis of Top Officials

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198294467
eISBN:
9780191600067
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198294468.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

It is argued that existing theories and accounts of change in state bureaucracies — which centre mainly on bureaucracy and changing role perceptions — are of little help in understanding how the ... More


Historical Insights

Dominique Guellec

in The Economics of the European Patent System: IP Policy for Innovation and Competition

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780199216987
eISBN:
9780191711831
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199216987.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter addresses the genesis and evolution of the patent system, since the first patent statute was issued in Venice in 1471, until the international harmonization pressures of patent regimes ... More


The Creation of the Post-modern Regimental System, c.1945–1970

David French

in Military Identities: The Regimental System, the British Army, and the British People c.1870-2000

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199258031
eISBN:
9780191717840
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199258031.003.0012
Subject:
History, Military History

The regimental system fashioned by Cardwell and Childers was the product of one of those grand narratives of the 19th-century ‘imperialism’. But by the 1970s, imperialism or at least its British ... More


Management accounting, operations, and network relations: debating the lateral dimension

Jan Mouritsen and Allan Hansen

in Contemporary Issues in Management Accounting

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780199283361
eISBN:
9780191712623
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199283361.003.0012
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

This chapter examines how management accounting responds to the challenges that operations management poses in research and practice today. It asks how management accounting practices are made sense ... More


Who Is Included?: Intersectionality, Metaphors, and the Multiplicity of Gender

Ann Garry

in Out from the Shadows: Analytical Feminist Contributions to Traditional Philosophy

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199855469
eISBN:
9780199932788
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199855469.003.0019
Subject:
Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy

Both traditional philosophy and feminist philosophy stand to gain in richness, inclusivity, and applicability to real life by reflecting intersectional analyses in their theories. I encourage such ... More


Making Credit Modern: The Origins of the Debt Infrastructure in the 1920s

Louis Hyman

in Debtor Nation: The History of America in Red Ink

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691140681
eISBN:
9781400838400
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691140681.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter examines the modern credit system that took shape after World War I. Modern debt after World War I was defined through two new debt practices—installment credit and legalized personal ... More


Discretionary Powers: A Legal Study of Official Discretion

D. J. Galligan

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198256526
eISBN:
9780191681653
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198256526.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration, Philosophy of Law

One noticeable feature of modern legal systems is the extent to which power is conferred upon government officials and agencies to be exercised at their discretion, according to policy ... More


Around the Book: Systems and Literacy

Henry Sussman

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780823232833
eISBN:
9780823241170
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823232833.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Amid radical transformation and rapid mutation in the nature, transmission, and deployment of information and communications, this book offers a status report and theoretically nuanced update on the ... More


Shari‘a and the Modern State

Anver M Emon

in Islamic Law and International Human Rights Law

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199641444
eISBN:
9780191741104
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199641444.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration, Comparative Law

This chapter presents an introduction to Islamic law. Section A begins by discussing the basic themes in Islamic law; it provides an overview of the received narrative of the legal tradition, by ... More


Introduction: payments, banking, and laws

BENJAMIN GEVA

in Bank Collections and Payment Transactions: A Comparative Legal Analysis

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198298533
eISBN:
9780191685477
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198298533.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Company and Commercial Law

This chapter provides an overview of the various legal systems and fundamentals of banking and payment law, putting the in an overall historical context. It discusses the elements of payment ... More


Regulating Energy and Natural Resources

Barry Barton, Alastair Lucas, Lila Barrera-Hernández, and Anita Rønne (eds)

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199299874
eISBN:
9780191714931
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199299874.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

Democratization, globalization, and increased environmental awareness have had a profound impact on the regulation of industry in the energy and natural resources sector. This book analyses the ... More


Genres of the Credit Economy: Mediating Value in Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Century Britain

Mary Poovey

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226675329
eISBN:
9780226675213
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226675213.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

How did banking, borrowing, investing, and even losing money—in other words, participating in the modern financial system—come to seem like routine activities of everyday life? This book addresses ... More


Literary Primitivism

Ben Etherington

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781503602366
eISBN:
9781503604094
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9781503602366.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This book comprehensively redefines literary primitivism, arguing that it was an aesthetic project formed in reaction to the high point of imperialist expansion at the start of the twentieth century. ... More


Are Sexual Identities Desirable?

Michael Hames-García

in Identity Complex: Making the Case for Multiplicity

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816649853
eISBN:
9781452946016
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816649853.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter delves deeper into the colonial/modern gender system as suggested by philosopher Maria Lugones, with a focus on the elaboration of sexual identities. According to Lugones, the system ... More


Expanding Special Duties (1895–1945)

Richard J. Samuels

in Special Duty: A History of the Japanese Intelligence Community

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781501741586
eISBN:
9781501741593
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501741586.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter reviews the history of the early development of the modern Japanese intelligence community, focusing on how the shifting strategic context, technological development, and failure ... More


Departures from Orthodoxy

Steven J. Ericson

in Financial Stabilization in Meiji Japan: The Impact of the Matsukata Reform

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781501746918
eISBN:
9781501746925
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501746918.003.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This introductory chapter briefly considers the ways in which the reforms of Finance Minister Matsukata Masayoshi unfolded along the lines of mid-nineteenth-century British-style orthodoxy or the ... More


Policing Across National Borders

Mathieu Deflem

in Policing World Society: Historical Foundations of International Police Cooperation

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199274710
eISBN:
9780191699788
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199274710.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter focuses on the growth and expansion of modern police institutions in the first half of the 20th century. It suggests that in the case of Germany and the United States, critical ... More


Do Prisons Make Better Men?

Michael Hames-García

in Identity Complex: Making the Case for Multiplicity

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816649853
eISBN:
9781452946016
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816649853.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter presents a case study of the theoretical models explored in the previous chapters—multiplicity, mutual constitution, and the colonial/modern gender system. The case study is two headed, ... More


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