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Systems Integration and the Social Solution of Technical Problems in Complex Systems

Stephen B. Johnson

in The Business of Systems Integration

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780199263226
eISBN:
9780191718847
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199263221.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic Systems

As has been shown in well‐recognised books such as Charles Perrow's Normal Accidents, it is difficult to build reliable complex technologies. The primary reasons revolve around the communication of ... More


India: Development and Participation

Jean Drèze and Amartya Sen

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199257492
eISBN:
9780191717826
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199257492.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This book explores the role of public action in eliminating deprivation and expanding human freedoms in India. The analysis is based on a broad and integrated view of development, which focuses on ... More


Downtown

Mark Brown

in Paul Auster

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719073960
eISBN:
9781781700945
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719073960.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter outlines Auster's characters and follows their descent, their rescue and their subsequent recovery from social and linguistic failure. It also considers several of Auster's later novels, ... More


Child abuse, cultural disbelief and the patriarchal family

Fred Powell and Margaret Scanlon

in Dark secrets of childhood: Media power, child abuse and public scandals

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781447317845
eISBN:
9781447317869
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447317845.003.0006
Subject:
Social Work, Crime and Justice

This chapter analyses four major Irish child abuse inquiries that revolved around family violence. All four were patriarchal families with a domineering and overbearing father who abused his power ... More


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