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AHRB on its Own

James Herbert

in Creating the AHRC: An Arts and Humanities Research Council for the United Kingdom in the Twenty-first Century

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264294
eISBN:
9780191734335
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264294.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Education

This chapter discusses the separation and independence of the AHRB from the HEFCE. In 2001, through the aid of Bahram Bekhradnia, the AHRB gained autonomy from the HEFCE. At the beginning of the ... More


Wavelet Methods for Elliptic Partial Differential Equations

Karsten Urban

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780198526056
eISBN:
9780191712340
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198526056.001.0001
Subject:
Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, Mathematical Finance

Wavelets have become a powerful tool in several applications by now. Their use for the numerical solution of operator equations has been investigated more recently. By now the theoretical ... More


Time Integration Schemes

Gary A. Glatzmaier

in Introduction to Modeling Convection in Planets and Stars: Magnetic Field, Density Stratification, Rotation

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691141725
eISBN:
9781400848904
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691141725.003.0008
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

This chapter focuses on time integration schemes, including fourth-order accurate Runge–Kutta and predictor-corrector schemes as well as schemes that allow larger time steps (and therefore fewer ... More


Mathematical Justifications are Not Infinitely Various

Neil Tennant

in Changes of Mind: An Essay on Rational Belief Revision

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199655755
eISBN:
9780191742125
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199655755.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter gives a suitably texturized proof of a deep result in mathematical logic by Harvey Friedman, which was produced on request. It states that every extant mathematical theory (by virtue of ... More


Unifying Pension Schemes in Japan: Toward a Single Scheme for Both Civil Servants and Private Employees

Junichi Sakamoto

in The Future of Public Employee Retirement Systems

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199573349
eISBN:
9780191721946
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199573349.003.0011
Subject:
Business and Management, Public Management, Pensions and Pension Management

A topic of long-standing discussion in Japan has been how to equitably merge the retirement plans for civil servants and private employees, which in the past have been managed separately. Recent ... More


A Reader's Guide to the Hanumāyana

Philip Lutgendorf

in Hanuman's Tale: The Messages of a Divine Monkey

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780195309225
eISBN:
9780199785391
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195309225.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This chapter provides annotations for each of the forty tales recounted in the previous chapter. These notes trace, when possible, the literary history of each story, examine significant ... More


Meaning, Understanding, and Practice: Philosophical Essays

Barry Stroud

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199252145
eISBN:
9780191598487
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199252149.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Contains thirteen essays published by Barry Stroud between 1965 and 2000 on central topics in the philosophy of language and epistemology. In a volume that generally deals with the philosophical ... More


Social Combination Models

Patrick R. Laughlin

in Group Problem Solving

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691147918
eISBN:
9781400836673
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691147918.003.0002
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter studies the historical development of social combination models. The social combination approach assumes that groups combine the group member preferences by some process to formulate a ... More


What if Public Management Reform Actually Works?: The Paradoxical Success of Performance Management in English Local Government

George Boyne, Oliver James, Peter John, and Nicolai Petrovsky

in Paradoxes of Modernization: Unintended Consequences of Public Policy Reform

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199573547
eISBN:
9780191722677
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199573547.003.0011
Subject:
Business and Management, Public Management, Organization Studies

This chapter examines the Comprehensive Performance Assessment (CPA) regime in English local government, a scheme introduced in the early 2000s to improve performance across local authorities. A ... More


The Welfare State: The Security Dimension

Per Arnt Pettersen

in The Scope of Government

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198294740
eISBN:
9780191598838
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198294743.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

The basic question for analysis in this chapter is whether people prefer that security benefits such as state pension schemes, public health services, and unemployment benefits should expand, ... More


Constructing a Theory of Rights: Ideal Conversations

Attracta Ingram

in A Political Theory of Rights

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198279631
eISBN:
9780191599545
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198279639.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter develops a method for assessing proposed schemes of rights. It argues that the way to get from some value or interest to rights to securing it should be viewed in terms of a process of ... More


‘The Good Offices’ and Expansion into Africa Under Felix Schnyder

Gil Loescher

in The UNHCR and World Politics: A Perilous Path

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199246915
eISBN:
9780191599781
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199246912.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

The 1960s brought fundamental changes to the UN system of refugee assistance and protection. The developing world replaced Europe as the central focus of the UNHCR's world. The expansion of the UNHCR ... More


Performance of Pension Funds

E. Philip Davis

in Pension Funds: Retirement-Income Security and Capital Markets: An International Perspective

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198293040
eISBN:
9780191684944
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198293040.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics, Public and Welfare

The risk and the rate of return offered to companies and workers that are relative to those obtained from pay-as-you-go schemes comprise the crucial test for the economic efficiency associated with ... More


Numerical Method

Gary A. Glatzmaier

in Introduction to Modeling Convection in Planets and Stars: Magnetic Field, Density Stratification, Rotation

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691141725
eISBN:
9781400848904
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691141725.003.0002
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

This chapter describes a numerical method for solving equations of thermal convection on a computer. It begins by introducing the vorticity-streamfunction formulation as a means of conserving mass. ... More


Grace and the Central Issue of the Christological Controversy

Donald Fairbairn

in Grace and Christology in the Early Church

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199256143
eISBN:
9780191600586
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199256144.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This chapter observes that some scholars see the fifth‐century christological debates as the result of politics, personal rivalry, and theological misunderstanding, others see them as the result of ... More


Setting objectives and monitoring

Malcolm Ausden

in Habitat Management for Conservation: A Handbook of Techniques

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780198568728
eISBN:
9780191717529
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198568728.003.0003
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

This chapter discusses management/site action planning for habitat management: the process for deciding what you want to achieve, how to achieve it, and how to monitor whether you are achieving it. ... More


The New Deal: A Global History

Kiran Klaus Patel

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691149127
eISBN:
9781400873623
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691149127.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This book provides a radically new interpretation of a pivotal period in US history. The first comprehensive study of the New Deal in a global context, the book compares American responses to the ... More


The Vocal Story: Forming Sounds into Words

Lorraine McCune

in How Children Learn to Learn Language

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195177879
eISBN:
9780199870202
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195177879.003.0007
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology

This chapter discusses the phonetic skills that serve the child in the construction of form/meaning correspondences: first the production of a repertoire of well-practiced consonant sounds, and ... More


Costs and Payoffs in Perceptual Research

Jie W Weiss and David J Weiss

in A Science of Decision Making: The Legacy of Ward Edwards

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195322989
eISBN:
9780199869206
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195322989.003.0016
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

Perceptual researchers face the problem of validating a subject's responses—that is, of finding persuasive reasons to treat words or other acts as in some sense faithful representations of ... More


Emissions Trading in the US: Legal Issues

K Russell LaMotte, David M (Max) Williamson, and Lauren A Hopkins

in Legal Aspects of Carbon Trading: Kyoto, Copenhagen, and beyond

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199565931
eISBN:
9780191722028
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199565931.003.0018
Subject:
Law, Environmental and Energy Law, Private International Law

This chapter offers a guide to the key legal issues presented by national and sub-national greenhouse gas (GHG) regulatory initiatives in the United States. Section 2 provides an overview of ... More


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