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Picking Up the Reins

Jill Kamil

in Labib Habachi: The Life and Legacy of an Egyptologist

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774160615
eISBN:
9781617970184
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774160615.003.0012
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

Labib Habachi lived in two worlds. Habachi marveled as evidence came to light of an ancient town that developed on a mound south of a lake, which provided a harbor through a channel from the Pelusiac ... More


Failures of High Reliability in Finance

Nathaniel I. Bush, Peter F. Martelli, and Karlene H. Roberts

in Learning From the Global Financial Crisis: Creatively, Reliably, and Sustainably

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804770095
eISBN:
9780804778640
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804770095.003.0010
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies

This chapter examines the deep organizational problems in the culture and tools of high finance that limit reliable performance only within a very narrow set of system conditions. It argues that ... More


Population Dynamics in the Very Long Run

C. Y. Cyrus Chu

in Population Dynamics: A New Economic Approach

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195121582
eISBN:
9780197561287
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195121582.003.0020
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Economic Geography

In the last chapter we reviewed the role of population in early economic development. In that ancient period, mortality was significantly affected by ... More


Eureka!

Eviatar Zerubavel

in Generally Speaking: An Invitation to Concept-Driven Sociology

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
December 2020
ISBN:
9780197519271
eISBN:
9780197519318
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197519271.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics, Social Theory

This chapter examines what we gain by disregarding the richly textured singularity of the particular by discussing the theoretico-methodological danger of “undergeneralizing,” particularly given the ... More


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