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Sick individuals, sick populations: The societal determinants of chronic diseases: What are the social causes of rising chronic diseases?

David Stuckler, Karen Siegel, Roberto De Vogli, and Sanjay Basu

in Sick Societies: Responding to the global challenge of chronic disease

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199574407
eISBN:
9780191731204
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199574407.003.0027
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This chapter examines why chronic diseases have risen so markedly over the past several decades. It begins by assessing the contribution of individual risk factors to the disease burden. It then ... More


A New Generation of Book Lovers

Ahmed El Shamsy

in Rediscovering the Islamic Classics: How Editors and Print Culture Transformed an Intellectual Tradition

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780691174563
eISBN:
9780691201245
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691174563.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This chapter traces the emergence of a new generation of scholars in Egypt. In the early years of its adoption, printing by and large reproduced the existing textual canon. But major societal changes ... More


The Future of an Illusion

Thomas Mcfarland

in Paradoxes of Freedom: The Romantic Mystique of a Transcendence

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198121817
eISBN:
9780191671326
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198121817.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This chapter speculates on the possible changes or developments in the future conception of freedom. It suggests that the emergence of new and augmenting social process constitutes a continuing ... More


Archives and Collections in the Twenty-First Century:: From Drab to Sexy

Alexander L. Bieri

in Crisis, Credibility and Corporate History

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9781781381373
eISBN:
9781781384886
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781381373.003.0010
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History

If the 19th Century was about technological advances, the 20th Century was one during which a societal upheaval started whose effects remain unforeseeable. Most of humanity’s important inventions ... More


Remigrants and Family Life

Nan M. Sussman

in Return Migration and Identity: A Global Phenomenon, A Hong Kong Case

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789888028832
eISBN:
9789882207370
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888028832.003.0009
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter focuses on the essential aspect of remigrant life: the family. It notes that in micro-level shifts, individual transformations are the source of the larger societal changes. In ... More


Five Years Post-Mandate

Tsedal Neeley

in The Language of Global Success: How a Common Tongue Transforms Multinational Organizations

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780691196121
eISBN:
9781400888641
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691196121.003.0007
Subject:
Business and Management, International Business

This chapter documents the largely beneficial results of the lingua franca mandate on Rakuten over a period of five years, including the rise in international acquisitions, accelerated ... More


Party and Democracy: The Uneven Road to Party Legitimacy

Piero Ignazi

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780198735854
eISBN:
9780191799815
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198735854.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

The book integrates philosophical, historical, and empirical analyses in order to highlight the profound roots of the limited legitimation of parties in contemporary society. Political parties’ long ... More


Political and tactical change among former prisoners

Peter Shirlow, Jonathan Tonge, James McAuley, and Catherine McGlynn

in Abandoning Historical Conflict?: Former Political Prisoners and Reconciliation in Northern Ireland

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719080111
eISBN:
9781781703038
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719080111.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

The contribution of paramilitary prisoners to conflict transformation remains a surprisingly under-stated aspect of the Northern Ireland peace process. Former prisoners have utilised the ... More


The Behavioral Renaissance: Re-forming Society

Eelco J. Rohling

in Rebalancing Our Climate: The Future Starts Today

Published in print:
2022
Published Online:
October 2021
ISBN:
9780197502556
eISBN:
9780197502587
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197502556.003.0007
Subject:
Environmental Science, Climate

This chapter looks at what will be required to rebalance the radiative balance of climate at a societally acceptable level, around 1.5°C to at most 2°C warming according to the Paris Climate ... More


Subversives in El Salvador

Theresa Keeley

in Reagan's Gun-Toting Nuns: The Catholic Conflict over Cold War Human Rights Policy in Central America

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781501750755
eISBN:
9781501750779
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501750755.003.0004
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter clarifies how the Maryknollers and San Salvador's Archbishop, Óscar Romero, unsuccessfully tried to persuade Jimmy Carter to accentuate human rights in U.S.–El Salvador policy. It ... More


Rebalancing Our Climate: The Future Starts Today

Eelco J. Rohling

Published in print:
2022
Published Online:
October 2021
ISBN:
9780197502556
eISBN:
9780197502587
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197502556.001.0001
Subject:
Environmental Science, Climate

Over recent decades, a wide variety of studies and assessment reports has portrayed a stark picture of humanity’s detrimental impacts on our planet’s life and environmental health. Climate change is ... More


Women, fictional messages and a crucial decade

Mary Pierse

in From prosperity to austerity: A socio-cultural critique of the Celtic Tiger and its aftermath

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780719091674
eISBN:
9781781707197
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719091674.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

Pierse looks at the role of women writers who furnish important images of societal change and paint portraits that are vital for social history. Despite the marked lack of public clamour for artistic ... More


Battles of Ideas Between the Legal and the Legitimate: Studying Change and Continuity in Sustainability and Ecological Issues

Paula Castro, Sonia Brondi, and Alberta Contarello

in Embracing Change: Knowledge, Continuity, and Social Representations

Published in print:
2022
Published Online:
December 2021
ISBN:
9780197617366
eISBN:
9780197617397
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197617366.003.0007
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter discusses how social psychology can offer theoretical contributions for a better understanding of the relations between the institutional and public spheres and how this may impact ... More


Links between language and society among the Murui of north-west Amazonia

Katarzyna I. Wojtylak

in The Integration of Language and Society: A Cross-Linguistic Typology

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
December 2021
ISBN:
9780192845924
eISBN:
9780191938283
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780192845924.003.0007
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

Murui, a Witototan language spoken in southern Colombia and northern Peru, has at its disposal a number of linguistic features that mirror the structure of the Murui society, the Murui belief system, ... More


Imagining a Transnational Future for Research on Differences

Banu Özkazanç-Pan

in Transnational Migration and the New Subjects of Work: Transmigrants, Hybrids and Cosmopolitans

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781529204544
eISBN:
9781529204582
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781529204544.003.0009
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies

This chapter examines offers new directions for organizational scholarship based on the key concepts derived from transnational migration studies and applied to notions of self, culture and work. ... More


Chiefs

Keith M. Brown

in Noble Power in Scotland from the Reformation to the Revolution

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748612987
eISBN:
9780748653546
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748612987.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Scottish Studies

This chapter explores seventeeth-century England and provides evidence to suggest that a lineage culture thrived, that local political relationships were largely shaped by kinship, and that these ... More


Health, inequalities, welfare and resources

Johan Fritzell and Olle Lundberg

in Health inequalities and welfare resources: Continuity and change in Sweden

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861347589
eISBN:
9781447302483
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861347589.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

This chapter puts health inequalities into the wider context of welfare resources based on the Swedish case. It focuses on analysing, describing, and understanding health inequalities and how they ... More


Comparing federalism: Variations or distinct models?

Thomas O. Hueglin

in Federal Dynamics: Continuity, Change, and the Varieties of Federalism

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199652990
eISBN:
9780191747915
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199652990.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This article applies the concept of federalism as a multidimensional regime in a comparative approach to federal dynamics. Regardless of their varieties, federal regimes are characterized by tensions ... More


Accountability, Support, Prevention

Anne Eyre and Pam Dix

in Collective Conviction: The Story of Disaster Action

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781781381236
eISBN:
9781800851047
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781781381236.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter examines how, for the October 1991 launch, Disaster Action published a pamphlet setting out the organisation's origins and purpose. The descriptions of the disasters are stark, a ... More


Social security and welfare reform under New Labour

A. Kemp Peter

in Social Policy Review 17

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861346704
eISBN:
9781447303442
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861346704.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

This chapter outlines the recent developments in social security policy. The analysis starts with a review of key themes in welfare reform since 1997. It is argued that New Labour has considerably ... More


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