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Accelerating Democracy: Transforming Governance Through Technology

John O. McGinnis

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691151021
eISBN:
9781400845453
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691151021.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

Successful democracies throughout history have used the technology of their time to gather information for better governance. Our challenge is no different today, but it is more urgent because the ... More


Prophecy and the Prophetic Books

J. Blenkinsopp

in Text in Context: Essays by Members of the Society for Old Testament Study

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
April 2004
ISBN:
9780198263913
eISBN:
9780191601187
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198263910.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This is the second of six chapters on the Old Testament and its authors. It discusses prophecy and the prophetic books of the Old Testament starting by pointing out that not much has been added to ... More


How Well Do Voters Behave?

Jason Brennan

in The Ethics of Voting

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691154442
eISBN:
9781400842094
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691154442.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

This chapter examines some relevant social-scientific literature that suggests that voters and citizens are often ignorant, irrational, and systematically in error in their political beliefs. Though ... More


Theory and Credibility: Integrating Theoretical and Empirical Social Science

Scott Ashworth, Christopher R. Berry, and Ethan Bueno de Mesquita

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9780691213828
eISBN:
9780691215006
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691213828.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

The credibility revolution, with its emphasis on empirical methods for causal inference, has led to concerns among scholars that the canonical questions about politics and society are being neglected ... More


Mysticism, Spirituality and the Undergraduate: Reflections on the Use of Psychosocial Theory

William B. Parsons

in Teaching Mysticism

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199751198
eISBN:
9780199918782
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199751198.003.0013
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter reflects on pedagogical hurdles faced when teaching an undergraduate course on mysticism and spirituality. The essay addresses the what and the how of communicating it in the most ... More


Researching Scientology: Perceptions, Premises, Promises, and Problematics

Douglas E. Cowan

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/9780195331493.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter explores the research problem of the Church of Scientology from four interrelated elements: (1) the positive and negative perceptions of the Church that inevitably inform any research ... More


The Swedish Municipality Director: A managerial function between politics and administration

Leif Jonsson

in The Work of Managers: Towards a Practice Theory of Management

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199639724
eISBN:
9780191738661
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199639724.003.0010
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies

The Municipality Director in Sweden is appointed to a civil servant management function that links municipal politics and administration. The evidence from four studies conducted from 1999 to 2009 is ... More


Conclusion

Basia Spalek and Alia Imtoual

in Religion, spirituality and the social sciences: Challenging marginalisation

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847420411
eISBN:
9781447303190
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847420411.003.0016
Subject:
Sociology, Sociology of Religion

This chapter summarises the themes of the book, which focus on religion and spirituality in popular culture and policy arenas as well as within the academy. The first section examines the notion of ... More


Aesthetics and Analysis in Writing on Religion: Modern Fascinations

Daniel Gold

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520236134
eISBN:
9780520929517
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520236134.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This book addresses a fundamental dilemma in religious studies. Exploring the tension between humanistic and social scientific approaches to thinking and writing about religion, the author develops a ... More


Prophecies and predictions

kimberly Hutchings

in Time and World Politics: Thinking the Present

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719073021
eISBN:
9781781701447
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719073021.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter focuses on the contrast between theories of post-Cold War world politics that rested on a revival of historicist theorising, and those that claimed scientific status. It begins with ... More


Methodological issues

Tim Markham

in The Politics of War Reporting: Authority, Authenticity and Morality

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719085284
eISBN:
9781781702642
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719085284.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter discusses the sometimes knotty methodological issues that the Bourdieusian heuristic model throws up. The parameters of Bourdieusian social scientific methodology are also explored. ... More


Self-assigned religious affiliation: a study among adolescents in England and Wales

Leslie J. Francis

in Religion, spirituality and the social sciences: Challenging marginalisation

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847420411
eISBN:
9781447303190
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847420411.003.0012
Subject:
Sociology, Sociology of Religion

Religious affiliation is the most readily available and least understood indicator of religiosity in the social scientific literature. Religious affiliation is readily available as it is regarded as ... More


Epilogue To Vietnam, Iraq, Afghanistan

Peter Mandler

in Return from the Natives

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300187854
eISBN:
9780300189704
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300187854.003.0009
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter explains that after the depoliticalization of the 1950s, anthropology experienced a repoliticalization in the 1960s, which made recent history look different. A sudden revulsion was ... More


I Want to Save These Girls: Single Black Women and Their Protectors, 1895–1911

Cheryl D. Hicks

in Talk with You Like a Woman: African American Women, Justice, and Reform in New York, 1890-1935

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807834244
eISBN:
9781469603759
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807882320_hicks.7
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter explores the crosscurrents of social reform for black women in New York through the distinct perspectives and activities of Victoria Earle Matthews and Frances Kellor. Both used ... More


Models

Scott Ashworth, Christopher R. Berry, and Ethan Bueno De Mesquita

in Theory and Credibility: Integrating Theoretical and Empirical Social Science

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9780691213828
eISBN:
9780691215006
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691213828.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter looks at models used in social scientific theorizing that are simplifications representing only a small piece of a larger phenomenon. Models leave almost everything out and at first ... More


A Manifesto for Software Studies

Rob Kitchin and Martin Dodge

in Code/Space: Software and Everyday Life

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262042482
eISBN:
9780262295239
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262042482.003.0011
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

This chapter offers information related to software studies, which analyzes the conceptual nature and productive capacity of software and its contribution to social life. These studies address ... More


Introduction: Psychoanalysis and Islam

Omnia El Shakry

in The Arabic Freud: Psychoanalysis and Islam in Modern Egypt

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780691174792
eISBN:
9781400888030
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691174792.003.0001
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This introductory chapter briefly explores the topography of modern selfhood and its ethical and epistemological contours in postwar Egypt. More specifically, it asks what it means to think through ... More


Introduction

Johanna Stiebert

in Fathers and Daughters in the Hebrew Bible

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199673827
eISBN:
9780191752025
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199673827.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, Judaism

The Introduction begins by pointing out the centrality of the family in the Hebrew Bible and by identifying the prominence of family studies within biblical studies. General comments are made about ... More


Law as Intelligibility

Víctor M Muñiz-Fraticelli

in The Structure of Pluralism

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199673889
eISBN:
9780191752148
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199673889.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law, Public International Law

Social-scientific legal pluralists have failed to provide criteria either for distinguishing legal from non-legal phenomena or for recommending for or against the recognition of a normative system as ... More


Interdisciplinary Initiatives at the Beginning of the Twenty-First Century; or, Institutions Designed to Foster Interdisciplinary Research

John H. Aldrich

in Interdisciplinarity

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2014
ISBN:
9780199331345
eISBN:
9780190208998
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199331345.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

Most of the literature reflects an assumption that most interesting or influential interdisciplinary research is connected to education and takes place in universities. This chapter raises the ... More


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