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Diversity, Democracy, and Development in the Asia‐Pacific

Benjamin Reilly

in Democracy and Diversity: Political Engineering in the Asia-Pacific

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780199286874
eISBN:
9780191713156
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199286874.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

This chapter examines the impact of social diversity on state development across the Asia-Pacific region. It argues that variation in ethnic structure both between and within states helps to explain ... More


Bureaucratic Elites in Western European States: A Comparative Analysis of Top Officials

Edward C. Page and Vincent Wright (eds)

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198294467
eISBN:
9780191600067
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198294468.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Presents a comparative study of the senior civil service in Britain, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Belgium, the Netherlands, Austria, Greece, Denmark, and Sweden, which provides information about ... More


Mediating Institutions: Political Parties and Party Systems

Benjamin Reilly

in Democracy and Diversity: Political Engineering in the Asia-Pacific

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780199286874
eISBN:
9780191713156
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199286874.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

Despite their acknowledged importance, parties have traditionally been viewed as social phenomena beyond the scope of deliberate institutional engineering. In recent years, however, political ... More


Two Cheers for Higher Education

Steven Brint

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780691182667
eISBN:
9780691184890
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691182667.001.0001
Subject:
Education, Higher Education

Today's headlines suggest that universities' power to advance knowledge and shape American society is rapidly declining. But this book's author has tracked numerous trends demonstrating their ... More


Embracing diversity at the end of life

Heather Richardson and Jonathan Koffman

in Death, Dying, and Social Differences

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199599295
eISBN:
9780191731532
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199599295.003.0025
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making

This chapter examines differences that make a difference among people when they negotiate institutions and practices for palliative and end of life care. This has particular resonance given that ... More


Drawing on Shared Experience in a Divided Society: Getting People Out of Their “Clumps”

Nina Eliasoph

in Making Volunteers: Civic Life after Welfare's End

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691147093
eISBN:
9781400838820
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691147093.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This chapter demonstrates the organizers' efforts to persuade their socially diverse youth volunteers to bond quickly, easily, and comfortably. Such efforts are based on the hope that the act of ... More


Manuscripts and the Sociology of Early Christian Reading

Larry Hurtado

in The Early Text of the New Testament

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199566365
eISBN:
9780191740985
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199566365.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

There are features that distinguish most early Christian manuscripts of literary texts from pagan high-quality literary manuscripts of the time, e.g. the Christian preference for the codex ... More


Mob mentality: the threat to community sustainability from the search for safety

Rowland Atkinson

in Building on the past: Visions of housing futures

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861347510
eISBN:
9781447301578
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861347510.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter examines recent empirical work and policy, and considers some aspects of current social and urban change that seem likely to lead to increasingly inequitable future outcomes. One major ... More


A Normative Approach to Welfare Attitudes

Christian Staerklé, Tiina Likki, and Régis Scheidegger (eds)

in Contested Welfare States: Welfare Attitudes in Europe and Beyond

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804782524
eISBN:
9780804783170
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804782524.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This chapter focuses on how normative beliefs—understood as socially shared values, perceptions, and expectations about social order—shape welfare attitudes. It distinguishes among four basic ... More


Conclusion

Emily Talen

in Neighborhood

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2019
ISBN:
9780190907495
eISBN:
9780190907525
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190907495.003.0010
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century, Cultural History

The conclusion offers a proposal to move past argumentation to better define and operationalize the everyday neighborhood. The proposal includes the need for strong centers, internal and external ... More


Becoming

Tony Fitzpatrick

in Applied ethics and social problems: Moral questions of birth, society and death

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861348609
eISBN:
9781447301479
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861348609.003.0010
Subject:
Sociology, Social Theory

This chapter deals with the issues surrounding abortion. It attempts to answer four questions that are key to contemporary debates surrounding abortion and reproduction. Should there be abortion on ... More


Neighborhoods and Segregation

Emily Talen

in Neighborhood

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2019
ISBN:
9780190907495
eISBN:
9780190907525
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190907495.003.0009
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century, Cultural History

This chapter reviews the final, and most significant, debate about the neighborhood: its association with social segregation. Many have argued that the delineation of neighborhood is by definition a ... More


An Advancing but Inequalizing Economy, A Lagging (Likely Ailing) State

Baldev Raj Nayar

in The Myth of the Shrinking State: Globalization and the State in India

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195699395
eISBN:
9780199080526
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195699395.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

This chapter examines the performance of the state with regard to the supply of some important public goods, such as internal security, education, and health. It finds the state to be seriously ... More


The Orange County Setting

Mark Baldassare

in When Government Fails: The Orange County Bankruptcy

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520214859
eISBN:
9780520921368
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520214859.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

Orange County is a place that is widely known but largely misunderstood. Many see it as vastly different from other U.S. communities. In fact, Orange County has a lot in common with many other ... More


Mapping Social Identities

Andrew M. Smith II

in Roman Palmyra: Identity, Community, and State Formation

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199861101
eISBN:
9780199332717
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199861101.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

This chapter analyzes the epigraphy for evidence of social diversity within Palmyra and examines the extent to which Greek and Roman customs (juxtaposed with Parthian) influenced Palmyrene social ... More


Ethnography with the Police

Bethan Loftus

in Police Culture in a Changing World

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199560905
eISBN:
9780191701818
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199560905.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter provides a reflexive discussion about the ethnographic experience with Northshire police officers. It is explained that while all individual officers would have strict anonymity, to omit ... More


Expanding on “What Is the Social in Social Media?”: A Conversation with Geert Lovink

Judy Malloy

in Social Media Archeology and Poetics

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780262034654
eISBN:
9780262336871
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262034654.003.0028
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

In 1995, Geert Lovink started <nettime> with Pit Schultz. It expanded into many lists and languages and in the process demonstrated that English language and American-centric platforms do not have to ... More


Where in the World is the Border Between Male and Female?: Immigration and Generation in the Twentieth Century

Mary P. Ryan

in Mysteries of Sex: Tracing Women and Men through American History

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780807830628
eISBN:
9781469606057
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807876688_ryan.10
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gender Studies

This chapter focuses on another historical source of gender change: a powerful wave of immigration into the United States. It begins by discussing the competing patterns of gender differentiation ... More


The Planning Problem

Emily Talen

in Neighborhood

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2019
ISBN:
9780190907495
eISBN:
9780190907525
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190907495.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century, Cultural History

This chapter reviews the debate over predetermination, that is, whether neighborhoods should and can be planned into existence. The planned neighborhood is the result of deliberative action, either ... More


Identity Discourse: From Negotiations to Harmony in Plural Societies

Purnima Singh and Roomana N. Siddiqui

in Psychology: Volume 2: Individual and the Social: Processes and Issues

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780199498857
eISBN:
9780190990602
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199498857.003.0006
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Cognitive Models and Architectures

The present chapter provides an understanding of the process of identity construction in a pluralistic society, its contestation, and its implications for intergroup harmony. Identity construction ... More


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