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Graphs and Homomorphisms

Pavol Hell and Jaroslav Nesetril

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198528173
eISBN:
9780191713644
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198528173.001.0001
Subject:
Mathematics, Combinatorics / Graph Theory / Discrete Mathematics

Graph theory is now an established discipline but the study of graph homomorphisms has only recently begun to gain wide acceptance and interest. This text is devoted entirely to the subject, bringing ... More


What Is This Thing Called Happiness?

Fred Feldman

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199571178
eISBN:
9780191722547
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199571178.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This book is a philosophical study of the nature and value of happiness. Part I is devoted to critical discussion of the most important theories about the nature of happiness, understood as some sort ... More


Tradeoffs?

Lane Kenworthy

in Progress for the Poor

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199591527
eISBN:
9780191731389
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199591527.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

If we commit to improvement in the absolute living standards of the least well-off, must we sacrifice other desirable outcomes? The comparative empirical evidence suggests not.


Epilogue

Bernard Van Praag

in Happiness Quantified: A Satisfaction Calculus Approach

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199226146
eISBN:
9780191718595
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199226146.003.0017
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Behavioural Economics

This chapter synthesizes the findings presented in the book. It highlights the success in developing a methodology that can analyse satisfaction along the lines similar to those used by ... More


So Are We Making Any Progress?

Roger W. Shuy

in The Language of Defamation Cases

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195391329
eISBN:
9780199866274
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195391329.003.0015
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter reviews the progress made from the days in which language conflicts were settled by duels to their replacement by present day defamation law suits, concluding that although much progress ... More


Domain Satisfactions

Bernard Van Praag

in Happiness Quantified: A Satisfaction Calculus Approach

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199226146
eISBN:
9780191718595
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199226146.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Behavioural Economics

This chapter applies the methodology introduced for analysing financial satisfaction to various other domains of life such as health, employment, housing, and marriage. The analysis is based on data ... More


Welfare, Happiness, and Ethics

L. W. Sumner

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198238782
eISBN:
9780191679773
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198238782.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Moral philosophers agree that welfare matters. But they do not agree about what it is, or how much it matters. This book presents an original theory of welfare, investigating its nature and ... More


How Should the Firm Compensate Its Sales Force? The Basic Model

Sharan Jagpal

in Fusion for Profit: How Marketing and Finance Can Work Together to Create Value

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195371055
eISBN:
9780199870745
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195371055.003.0016
Subject:
Business and Management, Marketing

This chapter shows how the firm should design sales force compensation plans to maximize its performance. It distinguishes whether or not the firm can observe the salesperson's effort. It shows how ... More


Information, Physics, and Computation

Marc Mézard and Andrea Montanari

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780198570837
eISBN:
9780191718755
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198570837.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics

This book presents a unified approach to a rich and rapidly evolving research domain at the interface between statistical physics, theoretical computer science/discrete mathematics, and ... More


The Aggregation of Satisfactions: General Satisfaction as an Aggregate

Bernard Van Praag

in Happiness Quantified: A Satisfaction Calculus Approach

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199226146
eISBN:
9780191718595
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199226146.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Behavioural Economics

This chapter focuses on the development of the satisfaction aggregation model. Satisfaction with life as a whole is analysed as a weighted aggregate of the domain satisfactions. It is shown that ... More


Penal Substitution Theories

Gerald SJ O'Collins

in Jesus Our Redeemer: A Christian Approach to Salvation

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780199203130
eISBN:
9780191707742
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199203130.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Theology

In the aftermath of Anselm of Canterbury's version of redemption as ‘satisfaction’, notions crept in about Christ being literally burdened with all human sin, being punished by God in our place, and ... More


A Generalized Approach to Subjective Inequalities

Bernard Van Praag

in Happiness Quantified: A Satisfaction Calculus Approach

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199226146
eISBN:
9780191718595
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199226146.003.0014
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Behavioural Economics

This chapter applies the subjective income inequality concept developed in Chapter 13 to analyse inequality in domains of life other than finance such as health, job, marriage, etc. It is shown that ... More


Political Choice in Britain

Harold D. Clarke, David Sanders, Marianne C. Stewart, and Paul Whiteley

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
November 2004
ISBN:
9780199244881
eISBN:
9780191601521
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019924488X.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

Political Choice in Britain uses data from the 1964 to 2001 British election studies (BES), 1992 to 2002 monthly Gallup polls, and numerous other national surveys conducted over the past ... More


Decrease of Political Disillusionment and Apathy?

Margit Tavits

in Presidents with Prime Ministers: Do Direct Elections Matter?

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199553327
eISBN:
9780191721007
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199553327.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Chapter 6 addresses a third prevalent issue regarding presidential elections—the extent to which direct elections strengthen democratic practices. Empirical analyses using global and European samples ... More


The 2001 Election and Democracy in Britain

Harold D. Clarke, David Sanders, Marianne C. Stewart, and Paul Whiteley

in Political Choice in Britain

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
November 2004
ISBN:
9780199244881
eISBN:
9780191601521
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019924488X.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

Uses survey data gathered over the past four decades to investigate voters’ orientations towards themselves as political actors, as well as their orientations towards elections, parties, political ... More


The Political Regime

Pippa Norris

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:
10.1093/0198296614.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

This chapter is the third of four on the question of legitimacy in the EU, and deals with the political institutions of the EU and its policy processes. The first section elaborates on these aspects ... More


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


High Stakes: The Critical Role of Stakeholders in Health Care

David A. Shore

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780195326253
eISBN:
9780199897285
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195326253.001.0001
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

Modern healthcare has become a system of conflicts, in which diverse groups pursue their own interests at the risk of the system at large. Insurance providers want to reduce their payments, HMOs want ... More


Aims and objectives

Nick Bosanquet and Chris Salisbury

in Providing a palliative care service: towards an evidence base

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780192629913
eISBN:
9780191730153
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192629913.003.0003
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Palliative Medicine Research

This chapter details the aim of this study, which is to identify the proper and cost-effective model of service delivery and level of provision of palliative care services. In it, the ten questions ... More


Introduction

Bernard Van Praag

in Happiness Quantified: A Satisfaction Calculus Approach

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199226146
eISBN:
9780191718595
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199226146.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Behavioural Economics

The introductory chapter begins with a discussion of the definition and measurement of satisfaction. It defines satisfaction questions, the income-evaluation question, domain satisfaction, and ... More


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