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The Union since 1961—Mass Attitudes

Iain Mclean and Alistair McMillan

in State of the Union

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780199258208
eISBN:
9780191603334
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199258201.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This chapter presents survey information on popular attitudes towards the Union and Unionism. This includes the survey of attitudes to the Union commissioned (and then ignored, because its findings ... More


Public Opinion in the “Age of Reagan”: Political Trends 1972–2006

Jeff Manza, Jennifer A. Heerwig, and Brian J. McCabe

in Social Trends in American Life: Findings from the General Social Survey since 1972

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691133317
eISBN:
9781400845569
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691133317.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

This chapter asks whether conservatism in political affiliations, national spending priorities, and social issue stances grew between 1972 and 2006. Some trends certainly accord with this image: ... More


A Theoretical and Thematic Framework

John F. Wilson and Andrew Thomson

in The Making of Modern Management: British Management in Historical Perspective

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199261581
eISBN:
9780191718588
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199261581.003.0002
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History

This chapter represents a novel exercise in model-building. The first part reviews conceptual dimensions of the way in which management has been viewed: management in the theory of the firm; schools ... More


Social Trends in American Life: Findings from the General Social Survey since 1972

Peter V. Marsden (ed.)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691133317
eISBN:
9781400845569
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691133317.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

This book assembles a team of leading researchers to provide unparalleled insight into how American social attitudes and behaviors have changed since the 1970s. Drawing on the General Social Survey—a ... More


On the Seemingly Relentless Progress in Americans’: Support for Free Expression, 1972–2006

James A. Davis

in Social Trends in American Life: Findings from the General Social Survey since 1972

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691133317
eISBN:
9781400845569
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691133317.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

This chapter extends existing research on tolerance for nonconformity into the 2000s, following up on one of the very first articles based on the General Social Survey. Drawing on Stouffer's (1955) ... More


Genes and Human Psychological Traits

Thomas J. Jr. Bouchard

in The Innate Mind, Volume 3: Foundations and the Future

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195332834
eISBN:
9780199868117
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195332834.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter shows that genetic variation is an important feature of virtually every human psychological trait and must be taken into account in any comprehensive explanation (theory) of human ... More


In Search of a Religious Left: Reexamining Religiosity

Stephen T. Mockabee, Kenneth D. Wald, and David C. Leege

in Improving Public Opinion Surveys: Interdisciplinary Innovation and the American National Election Studies

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691151458
eISBN:
9781400840298
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691151458.003.0016
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter analyzes several new religiosity items. While standard survey measures of religiosity typically are associated with right-leaning political orientations, this chapter argues that these ... More


Has Devolution Delivered?

Catherine Bromley and John Curtice (eds)

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748622467
eISBN:
9780748672028
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748622467.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

One of the key aims of devolution in Scotland was to change the way people felt about their country and the way they were governed. This book draws on a range of Scottish Election Studies and ... More


Growing Old in Egypt: The Supply and Demand of Care for Older Persons

Thomas Boggatz

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9789774164552
eISBN:
9781617970412
Item type:
book
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774164552.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This book provides a new study of Egypt's resources for elder care, and an exploration of the cultural and social attitudes that impact this ever-increasing need in modern society. The Egyptian ... More


Differing notions of social welfare? Britain and Germany compared

Christoph Burkhardt, Rose Martin, Steffen Mau, and Peter Taylor-Gooby

in Converging Worlds of Welfare?: British and German Social Policy in the 21st Century

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199584499
eISBN:
9780191728792
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199584499.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Germany and Great Britain represent two contrasting welfare state regimes resting on different distributional principles: liberalism and corporatism. Against this background the chapter asks whether ... More


Fairness and social provision: qualitative evidence from Germany and the UK

Peter Taylor-Gooby and Rose Martin

in Converging Worlds of Welfare?: British and German Social Policy in the 21st Century

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199584499
eISBN:
9780191728792
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199584499.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Germany and the UK are often contrasted as leading European examples of the two main currents in the political economy of state welfare. Germany represents the conservative regulated market approach, ... More


Community in Scientology and among Scientologists

Peter B. Andersen and Rie Wellendorf

in Scientology

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195331493
eISBN:
9780199852321
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195331493.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter analyzes the social setting in and around the Church of Scientology insofar as it is relevant to identify a community within Scientology and among its members. The Church of Scientology ... More


Economy and Society

DAVID MILLER

in Philosophy and Ideology in Hume's Political Thought

Published in print:
1984
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198246589
eISBN:
9780191681028
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198246589.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter suggests that Hume's social attitudes ought to be understood in relation to the outlook of the 18th-century aristocracy. Hume's ideology was the ideology of an open and progressive ... More


Grammar and Vocabulary

Edwin L. Battistella

in Do You Make These Mistakes in English?: The Story of Sherwin Cody's Famous Language School

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195367126
eISBN:
9780199867356
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195367126.003.0006
Subject:
Linguistics, English Language

Chapter 6 continues the survey of the self‐correcting course focusing on socially significant aspect of grammar, as well as vocabulary and reading. The chapter includes more sample material.


Social Order and the Fear of Crime in Contemporary Times

Stephen D. Farrall, Jonathan Jackson, and Emily Gray

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199540815
eISBN:
9780191701191
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199540815.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

The fear of crime has been recognized as an important social problem in its own right, with a significant number of citizens in many countries concerned about crime. In this book, the chapters ... More


Challenges of ethnic diversity: results from a qualitative study

Christoph Burkhardt and Steffen Mau

in Converging Worlds of Welfare?: British and German Social Policy in the 21st Century

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199584499
eISBN:
9780191728792
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199584499.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

In recent decades, European welfare states faced increasing migration resulting in more diverse populations. In contrast to former times, when the access to welfare benefits was closely tied to ... More


Meeting the needs of people with disabilities

Judith Healy and Martin McKee

in Accessing Healthcare: Responding to diversity

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780198516187
eISBN:
9780191723681
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198516187.003.0004
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

Disabled people have a major stake in health services, often as regular users, although the experience of many is that disability can be caused not just by their impairment, but by societal barriers ... More


Encounter with the Universal

Tariq Ramadan

in Western Muslims and the Future of Islam

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195183566
eISBN:
9780199850426
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195183566.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter is a theoretical study of the fundamental principles of “universal Islam” and the tools that Muslims have available to confront diversity and change, whether historical, geographical, or ... More


Challenging the myth that ‘Minorities do not want to integrate’

Nissa Finney and Ludi Simpson

in 'Sleepwalking to segregation'?: Challenging myths about race and migration

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847420084
eISBN:
9781447303367
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847420084.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter asks whether there is a trend towards more same-ethnicity friendship groups and discusses what this can tell about desire for ethnic mixing. It considers housing aspirations of people ... More


The Activities, Personality, and Social Attitudes of Religious and Spiritual Individuals in Late Adulthood

Michele Dillon and Paul Wink

in In the Course of a Lifetime: Tracing Religious Belief, Practice, and Change

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520249004
eISBN:
9780520940031
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520249004.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter discusses the activities, personality, and social attitudes of Americans related to religious and spiritual aspects of their late adulthood. According to a traditional assumption, late ... More


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