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Policy Performance

Michael Marsh

in Political Representation and Legitimacy in the European Union

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198296614
eISBN:
9780191600227
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198296614.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

This chapter is the last of four on the question of legitimacy in the EU, and deals with policy performance, which has already been shown to be important for the legitimacy of EU institutions. The ... More


The mind in the movies: a neuroethical analysis of the portrayal of the mind in popular media

Maren Grainger-Monsen and Kim Karetsky

in Neuroethics: Defining the issues in theory, practice, and policy

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780198567219
eISBN:
9780191724084
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198567219.003.0021
Subject:
Neuroscience, Behavioral Neuroscience

This chapter focuses on one aspect of the media — the film industry — and looks at its effect on the public's perception of how the mind works, both in mental illness and in the neuroscience ... More


The End of Christendom?

Hugh McLeod

in The Religious Crisis of the 1960s

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199298259
eISBN:
9780191711619
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199298259.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter discusses the shift in public perceptions of the religious identity of Western societies during the ‘long 1960s’.It argues that whatever the real extent of change in popular belief and ... More


Effects on Public Perceptions of the Legitimacy of the Opposition

Diana C. Mutz

in In-Your-Face Politics: The Consequences of Uncivil Media

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691165110
eISBN:
9781400865871
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691165110.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter uses additional experiments to investigate viewers' perceptions of the legitimacy of the candidates and issue positions they like least. Conflict is central to the democratic process, ... More


Communicating safety: With the public and the media

Murray Anderson-Wallace

in An Introduction to Clinical Governance and Patient Safety

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199558612
eISBN:
9780191595011
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199558612.003.0042
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This chapter discusses the challenge of communicating with the media and the public about healthcare quality and safety. The task is made difficult by factors such as the complexity of messages, risk ... More


Perceptions of the Metropolis in Seventeenth-Century England

PAUL SLACK

in Civil Histories: Essays Presented to Sir Keith Thomas

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198207108
eISBN:
9780191677496
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198207108.003.0009
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter examines contemporary perceptions of the birth of a metropolis in seventeenth-century English history. It analyses overt public ... More


Law in Popular Belief: Myth and Reality

Anthony Amatrudo and Regina Rauxloh (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780719097836
eISBN:
9781526123985
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719097836.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

In recent years there has been a significant growth in interest of the so-called “law in context” extending legal studies beyond black letter law. This book looks at the relationship between written ... More


Washington and the World, 1989–92

Michael Riordan, Lillian Hoddeson, and Adrienne W. Kolb

in Tunnel Visions: The Rise and Fall of the Superconducting Super Collider

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226294797
eISBN:
9780226305837
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226305837.003.0005
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Recognizing that US taxpayers would not cover the entire SSC cost, the Bush Administration began trying to internationalize the laboratory by seeking large foreign contributions. But the only serious ... More


‘A carefull father for this poore realm’

Christopher Maginn

in William Cecil, Ireland, and the Tudor State

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199697151
eISBN:
9780191739262
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199697151.003.0010
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter considers contemporary perceptions of William Cecil and his relationship with Ireland. Described by some as the ‘careful father’ of the kingdom of Ireland, and yet resented by some in ... More


China: The Conflicted Rising Power

David Shambaugh and Ren Xiao

in Worldviews of Aspiring Powers: Domestic Foreign Policy Debates in China, India, Iran, Japan and Russia

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199937479
eISBN:
9780199980727
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199937479.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter examines the perceptions of China's international relations experts primarily based in research institutes and universities, as well as some foreign policy officials. While the Chinese ... More


Creating the Creation Museum: How Fundamentalist Beliefs Come to Life

Kathleen C. Oberlin

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781479881642
eISBN:
9781479897520
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479881642.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

The typical story about creationist social movements centers on battles in the classroom or in the courtroom—like the Scopes Trial in 1925. But there is a new setting: a museum. “Prepare to Believe” ... More


A Signal Crimes Perspective

Martin Innes

in Signal Crimes: Social Reactions to Crime, Disorder, and Control

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199684465
eISBN:
9780191788093
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199684465.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter explains how and why some crime events acquire a high degree of influence over public perceptions of safety and security. It sets out the key ideas and concepts associated with the ... More


Conversations about Crime, Place, and Community

Stephen Farrall, Jonathan Jackson, and Emily Gray

in Social Order and the Fear of Crime in Contemporary Times

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199540815
eISBN:
9780191701191
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199540815.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter explores the emotional reactions, cognitions, and connections people make when talking about crime, their environment, and community. It reveals human emotions to be complex, episodic, ... More


Can a Civilisation Know Its Own Institutional Decline?: A Tale of Indicators

Alina Mungiu-Pippidi and Roberto Martínez Barranco Kukutschka

in Governance Indicators: Approaches, Progress, Promise

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780198817062
eISBN:
9780191858680
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198817062.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter asks if current indicators of low trust and moral decay in Europe can be better traced to facts than similar perceptions on record from the Western Roman Empire during its decline. The ... More


Policing and Changing Perceptions of Neighbourhood Security

Martin Innes, Colin Roberts, Trudy Lowe, and Helen Innes

in Neighbourhood Policing: The Rise and Fall of a Policing Model

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
July 2020
ISBN:
9780198783213
eISBN:
9780191830396
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198783213.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter adopts a longitudinal perspective to track the impacts of the delivery of Neighbourhood Policing over an extended period of time. Working with the Safer Neighbourhood Teams in the London ... More


Public perceptions of unfairness in urban planning

Neil Stanley

in Justice and Fairness in the City: A Multi-Disciplinary Approach to 'Ordinary' Cities

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781447318385
eISBN:
9781447318408
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447318385.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This chapter discusses the importance of the perception, by the public, of unfairness in land-use decision-making in the urban planning process. The analysis draws attention to the institutional and ... More


Are Unwed Mothers “Immoral” or “Impressive”?: The Role of Social Stigma and Shame in Upholding Family Norms

in Tough Choices: Bearing an Illegitimate Child in Japan

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804761291
eISBN:
9780804772396
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804761291.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

Studies of Japanese society have been dominated by the so-called consensus model for decades. According to this model, the Japanese are more group oriented than people in other similarly ... More


The Mormon Image in the American Mind: Fifty Years of Public Perception

J.B. Haws

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199897643
eISBN:
9780199369676
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199897643.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

What do Americans think about Mormons—and why do they think what they do? This is a story where the Osmonds, the Olympics, the Tabernacle Choir, Evangelical Christians, the Equal Rights Amendment, ... More


The Story of Reassurance Policing and How it Became Neighbourhood Policing

Martin Innes, Colin Roberts, Trudy Lowe, and Helen Innes

in Neighbourhood Policing: The Rise and Fall of a Policing Model

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
July 2020
ISBN:
9780198783213
eISBN:
9780191830396
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198783213.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

What became established as Neighbourhood Policing in the United Kingdom was, to a significant extent, informed by its quasi-experimental predecessor the National Reassurance Policing Programme. In ... More


Introducing social work: who are social workers? Why do we need them?

Linda Bell

in Exploring Social Work: An Anthropological Perspective

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781447350712
eISBN:
9781447350736
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447350712.003.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Research and Evaluation

This introductory chapter introduces social work and social workers. It also considers other questions related to social work, infusing the discussion with some personal reflections. It asks how we ... More


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