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The 'Incumberances': British Women in India, 1615-1856

Joan Mickelson Gaughan

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780198092148
eISBN:
9780199082780
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198092148.001.0001
Subject:
History, Social History

In 1615, the Directors of the East India Company saw only two roles that women might play in India—either they would encumber what the Company was about or they could be spiritual emotional supports ... More


The More General Role of Time in Ecology

Eric Post

in Time in Ecology

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780691182353
eISBN:
9780691185491
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691182353.003.0010
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This concluding chapter argues that time is a central element in ecology, a resource in and of itself. This conceptualization of time attempts to explain phenological patterns and dynamics across the ... More


Schopenhauer's Continental Progeny

Cóilín Owens

in James Joyce's Painful Case

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813031934
eISBN:
9780813038759
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813031934.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter discusses the presence of four Continental writers who were themselves imaginatively engaged in “theologicophilological” questions. These indicate the presence of Arthur Schopenhauer ... More


Twists and Turns

Frederic Lawrence Holmes

in Meselson, Stahl, and the Replication of DNA: A History of "The Most Beautiful Experiment in Biology"

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300085402
eISBN:
9780300129663
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300085402.003.0004
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter discusses the responses proposed by others to the challenge posed by Max Delbruck's provocative paper on the DNA replication problem. This occurred while Meselson and Stahl attended to ... More


The Promise in Its Canonical Setting

Joel S. Baden

in The Promise to the Patriarchs

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199898244
eISBN:
9780199332809
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199898244.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This chapter lays out the manner in which the patriarchal promise serves to shape and undergird the entire pentateuchal narrative. It begins by arguing that the promise always and only consists of ... More


Organizational Progeny: Why Governments are Losing Control over the Proliferating Structures of Global Governance

Tana Johnson

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2014
ISBN:
9780198717799
eISBN:
9780191787300
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198717799.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

In life, delegation is fundamental. But it is difficult, especially when attempted internationally, as in the long delegation chains to the United Nations family and other global governance ... More


The Making of Global Governance: Not by States Alone

Tana Johnson

in Organizational Progeny: Why Governments are Losing Control over the Proliferating Structures of Global Governance

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2014
ISBN:
9780198717799
eISBN:
9780191787300
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198717799.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter introduces an Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) puzzle. US President Ronald Reagan was a climate change skeptic—so why did he spearhead the IPCC’s creation? And why have ... More


Insulating Global Governance Structures: How International Bureaucrats Shape the Institutional Design Process

Tana Johnson

in Organizational Progeny: Why Governments are Losing Control over the Proliferating Structures of Global Governance

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2014
ISBN:
9780198717799
eISBN:
9780191787300
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198717799.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter theorizes how international bureaucrats shape institutional design outcomes by setting institutional design agendas during bargaining. Agenda-setting entails shifting the status quo, a ... More


Evidence of International Bureaucrats’ Widespread Institutional Design Impact

Tana Johnson

in Organizational Progeny: Why Governments are Losing Control over the Proliferating Structures of Global Governance

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2014
ISBN:
9780198717799
eISBN:
9780191787300
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198717799.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Predictions 1 and 2 anticipate design agenda-setting by international bureaucrats, and Prediction 3 uses that outcome to predict the stringency of state control mechanisms in resulting institutions. ... More


Rethinking Non-State Actors and Global Governance

Tana Johnson

in Organizational Progeny: Why Governments are Losing Control over the Proliferating Structures of Global Governance

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2014
ISBN:
9780198717799
eISBN:
9780191787300
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198717799.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter urges a rethinking of non-state actors’ role and impact on the world stage. By creating organizational progeny, even relatively constrained international bureaucrats have a significant ... More


Short-term Changes in the Mean: 1. The Breeder’s Equation

Bruce Walsh and Michael Lynch

in Evolution and Selection of Quantitative Traits

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780198830870
eISBN:
9780191868986
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198830870.003.0013
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics, Biochemistry / Molecular Biology

The expected response in the mean of a trait subjected to a single generation of selection from an unselected base population is usually well-approximated by the breeder's equation, R = h2S. This ... More


Family-Based Selection

Bruce Walsh and Michael Lynch

in Evolution and Selection of Quantitative Traits

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780198830870
eISBN:
9780191868986
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198830870.003.0021
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics, Biochemistry / Molecular Biology

A number of selection schemes (especially in plant breeding) are based on using family information. Individuals may be chosen based on the mean of their families (among-family selection), on their ... More


Scévole de Sainte-Marthe’s Elogia (1598–1630)

Neil Kenny

in Born to Write: Literary Families and Social Hierarchy in Early Modern France

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
April 2020
ISBN:
9780198852391
eISBN:
9780191886850
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198852391.003.0014
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, European Literature

Sainte-Marthe’s influential eulogies of people who had distinguished themselves through learning devote considerable space to families that he can represent as combining two kinds of intrafamilial ... More


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