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Songs of Ecstasy: Tantric and Devotional Songs from Colonial Bengal

Hugh B. Urban

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195139013
eISBN:
9780199871674
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195139011.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This book is a companion volume to the author's The Economics of Ecstasy: Tantra, Secrecy, and Power in Colonial Bengal, but while The Economics of Ecstasy engages the theoretical issues of secrecy ... More


Unpacking Accountability Politics 1

Jonathan Fox

in Accountability Politics: Power and Voice in Rural Mexico

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199208852
eISBN:
9780191709005
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199208852.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

This concluding chapter explores several general conceptual propositions, in an effort to contribute to future research that will ‘map’ accountability pathways with greater precision. Empowerment is ... More


The Beloved Disciple and Thomas

Ismo Dunderberg

in The Beloved Disciple in Conflict?: Revisiting the Gospels of John and Thomas

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2006
ISBN:
9780199284962
eISBN:
9780191603785
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199284962.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This chapter shows that there is neither a sufficient basis for the identification of the Beloved Disciple with Thomas, nor for the theory that the Syrian Judas Thomas tradition had some impact on ... More


Secret Wars

Austin Carson

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780691181769
eISBN:
9780691184241
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691181769.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This is the first book to systematically analyze the ways that powerful states covertly participate in foreign wars, showing a recurring pattern of such behavior stretching from World War I to ... More


Freedom from the Press

William Miller, Annis‐May Timpson, and Michael Lessnoff

in Elitism, Populism, and European Politics

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198280354
eISBN:
9780191599422
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198280351.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

The relationship between press freedom, individual liberty, and democracy is somewhat ambiguous. Bias, censorship, and sensational or intrusive reporting arouse special concern. A survey of broadly ... More


Ireland: ‘O What a Tangled Web. . .’—Delegation, Accountability, and Executive Power

Paul Mitchell

in Delegation and Accountability in Parliamentary Democracies

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780198297840
eISBN:
9780191602016
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019829784X.003.0013
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

The Irish state inherited many features of the Westminster parliamentary system, but with some important divergences: a written constitution protected by a Supreme Court, a proportional ... More


Secrets and Leaks: The Dilemma of State Secrecy

Rahul Sagar

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691168180
eISBN:
9781400880850
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691168180.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This book examines the complex relationships among executive power, national security, and secrecy. State secrecy is vital for national security, but it can also be used to conceal wrongdoing. How ... More


The Terrorist's Dilemma: Managing Violent Covert Organizations

Jacob N. Shapiro

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691157214
eISBN:
9781400848645
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691157214.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

How do terrorist groups control their members? Do the tools that groups use to monitor their operatives and enforce discipline create security vulnerabilities that governments can exploit? This is ... More


Secret Manipulations: Language and Context in Africa

Anne Storch

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199768974
eISBN:
9780199914425
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199768974.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This book deals with a specific form of language change: deliberate manipulations of a language by its speakers. These manipulations are based and depending on cultural and social contexts, they are ... More


 The Nuns

Suzanne Vromen

in Hidden Children of the Holocaust

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195181289
eISBN:
9780199870752
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195181289.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter draws on interviews with surviving nuns to show that mothers superior were responsible for accepting children in the convents and that they did so while maintaining all possible secrecy ... More


Trust as a Psychosocial Feeling: Socialization and Totalitarianism

Patrick Waiter and Ivana Marková

in Trust and Democratic Transition in Post-Communist Europe

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263136
eISBN:
9780191734922
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263136.003.0002
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

Georg Simmel, who is well known for his study of the emerging social conditions of sociality and its forms, developed the analysis of psychosocial feelings and emotional categories in order to grasp ... More


The Politics of Denial

Eviatar Zerubavel

in The Elephant in the Room: Silence and Denial in Everyday Life

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195187175
eISBN:
9780199943371
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195187175.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

This chapter explores institutionalized prohibitions against looking, listening, and speaking that help keep certain matters off-limits. It is noted that what is seen, heard, and talked about is ... More


Secrecy and Violence

Letizia Paoli

in Mafia Brotherhoods: Organized Crime, Italian Style

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195157246
eISBN:
9780199943982
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195157246.003.0022
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

Self-excluding from state jurisdiction through secrecy, mafia groups cannot do without violence to solve internal conflicts, defend common interests, or guarantee the effectiveness of their legal ... More


Conclusions

Letizia Paoli

in Mafia Brotherhoods: Organized Crime, Italian Style

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195157246
eISBN:
9780199943982
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195157246.003.0030
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

This book has shown that Cosa Nostra and the 'Ndrangheta are secret and multifunctional brotherhoods each composed of about a hundred units. Though these are usually called families by their members, ... More


Introduction

Letizia Paoli

in Mafia Brotherhoods: Organized Crime, Italian Style

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195157246
eISBN:
9780199943982
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195157246.003.0011
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

The Sicilian Cosa Nostra and the Calabrian 'Ndrangheta have been singled out as Italy's largest and most powerful mafia associations. The mafiosi's illegal businesses and their infiltration in ... More


Transparency and the Ethics of Communication

Onora O’neill

in Transparency: The Key to Better Governance?

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263839
eISBN:
9780191734915
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263839.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Transparency is widely supposed to make institutions and their officeholders both more trustworthy and more trusted. Yet in the United Kingdom many institutions and office-holders on whom ... More


Dashed Expectations: Governmental Adaptation to Transparency Rules

Alasdair Roberts

in Transparency: The Key to Better Governance?

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263839
eISBN:
9780191734915
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263839.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

In January 2005, the United Kingdom's Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) came into force, providing British citizens with a limited but justiciable right to government information. The Blair ... More


What Hope for Freedom of Information in the UK?

Andrew McDonald

in Transparency: The Key to Better Governance?

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263839
eISBN:
9780191734915
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263839.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter assesses freedom of information (FOI) in the United Kingdom. It discusses the terminology associated with FOI, namely, transparency and openness. FOI refers to access to non-personal ... More


The Hutton Inquiry: Some Wider Legal Aspects

William Twining

in Hutton and Butler: Lifting the Lid on the Workings of Power

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263297
eISBN:
9780191734519
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263297.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This chapter examines the legal aspects of the Hutton Inquiry. It suggests that the Hutton Report is not of great legal significance and that though it was criticizes it was not extreme example of ... More


Secrets, Gossip, and Gods: The Transformation of Brazilian Candomblé

Paul Christopher Johnson

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195150582
eISBN:
9780199834358
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195150589.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This book is about secrecy in religion and the process by which traditionally secretive religions become public, taking as its case the Afro‐Brazilian religion of Candomblé. The book argues that ... More


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