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Promotion of Democracy as Popular Demand ?

Ole R. Holsti

in American Democracy Promotion: Impulses, Strategies, and Impacts

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199240975
eISBN:
9780191598999
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199240973.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Discusses the impact of public opinion upon American democracy promotion after the Cold War. It seeks to answer the following questions: How strong is public support for promoting democracy abroad? ... More


Practicing Civility in Two Canadian Congregations

Lydia Bean

in The Politics of Evangelical Identity: Local Churches and Partisan Divides in the United States and Canada

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691161303
eISBN:
9781400852611
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691161303.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Sociology of Religion

This chapter contrasts the role of opinion leaders in the two Canadian churches. As in both American churches, Canadian lay leaders were expected to model orthodox positions on theology and moral ... More


Centrality

Thomas W. Valente

in Social Networks and Health: Models, Methods, and Applications

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195301014
eISBN:
9780199777051
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195301014.003.0005
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Epidemiology

This chapter provides background on the calculation, interpretation, and uses of various measures designed to determine which nodes occupy the center of a network. The chapter focuses on the three ... More


Captains in the Culture War

Lydia Bean

in The Politics of Evangelical Identity: Local Churches and Partisan Divides in the United States and Canada

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691161303
eISBN:
9781400852611
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691161303.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Sociology of Religion

This chapter looks at how, in U.S. churches, political influence operated through a broad set of opinion leaders, not just through ordained pastors or media elites. Previous research has identified ... More


The Boundaries of Political Diversity in Two U.S. Congregations

Lydia Bean

in The Politics of Evangelical Identity: Local Churches and Partisan Divides in the United States and Canada

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691161303
eISBN:
9781400852611
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691161303.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Sociology of Religion

This chapter finds that a broad set of laypeople serve as opinion leaders, helping their less politically engaged peers to link evangelical identity to conservative politics. Local opinion leaders ... More


Following Leaders

Robert E. Goodin and Kai Spiekermann

in An Epistemic Theory of Democracy

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780198823452
eISBN:
9780191862137
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198823452.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization, Political Theory

The question of leadership is connected to many central debates in democratic theory. In this chapter, the focus is on leadership in terms of beliefs, not desires. Opinion leaders’ influence ... More


Diffusion of Effective Behavioral Interventions for HIV Prevention for Men Who Have Sex with Men: From Academia to the Gay Community

Charles Collins and Camilla Harshbarger

in AIDS, Culture, and Gay Men

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813034317
eISBN:
9780813039312
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813034317.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Social Groups

Several researchers have identified an increase in risk-taking behaviors by men who have sex with men (MSM) and rates of HIV infection that continue to be unacceptably high. The national diffusion ... More


Diffusion Networks

Everett Rogers

in Networks in the Knowledge Economy

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195159509
eISBN:
9780197562017
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195159509.003.0011
Subject:
Computer Science, Computer Architecture and Logic Design

Here we explore what is known about diffusion networks and how they function to convey innovation-evaluation information to decrease uncertainty about a new idea. We begin with a discussion of ... More


Clientelism as the Purchase of Social Influence: Coauthored with Joby Schaffer

Andy Baker, Barry Ames, and Lúcio Rennó

in Persuasive Peers: Social Communication and Voting in Latin America

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780691205779
eISBN:
9780691205793
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691205779.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Comparative and Historical Sociology

This chapter assesses elite behavior, demonstrating that clientelistic party machines try to pay off hubs — that is, voters with large political discussion networks who frequently engage in ... More


Key opinion leaders: Valuing independence and conflict of interest in the medical sciences

Sergio Sismondo

in Value Practices in the Life Sciences and Medicine

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199689583
eISBN:
9780191808807
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199689583.003.0002
Subject:
Business and Management, Innovation, Organization Studies

The pharmaceutical industry uses some physicians, called key opinion leaders (KOLs), as intermediaries to influence prescribing physicians. One marketing firm, for example, says that ‘KOL’ is ‘a ... More


An Epistemic Theory of Democracy

Robert E. Goodin and Kai Spiekermann

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780198823452
eISBN:
9780191862137
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198823452.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization, Political Theory

One attractive feature of democracy is its ability to track the truth by information aggregation. The formal support for this claim goes back to Condorcet’s famous jury theorem. However, the theorem ... More


Diversity

Robert E. Goodin and Kai Spiekermann

in An Epistemic Theory of Democracy

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780198823452
eISBN:
9780191862137
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198823452.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization, Political Theory

This chapter investigates the epistemic advantages of diversity, especially the effect of uncorrelated and negatively correlated votes. It also considers the influence of Hong and Page’s ‘diversity ... More


Of Chickens and Eggs: The Sponsor’s Dilemma

Michael Tansey

in Intelligent Drug Development: Trials and Errors in Clinical Research

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199974580
eISBN:
9780197563335
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199974580.003.0014
Subject:
Chemistry, Medicinal Chemistry

Q. Which comes first, the sites or the patients? A. The patients. Find the patients and the sites will follow. The main objective is to select only those sites that have definitively identified the ... More


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