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Penpoints, Gunpoints, and Dreams: Towards a Critical Theory of the Arts and the State in Africa

Ngugi wa Thiongʼo

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198183907
eISBN:
9780191674136
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198183907.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This book explores the relationship between art and political power in society, taking as its starting point the experience of writers in contemporary Africa, where they are often seen as the enemy ... More


The Art of the State: Culture, Rhetoric, and Public Management

Christopher Hood

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198297659
eISBN:
9780191599484
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198297653.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Why does public management—the art of the state—so often go wrong, producing failure and fiasco instead of public service, and what are the different ways in which control or regulation can be ... More


Taking Stock: The State of the Art of the State

Christopher Hood

in The Art of the State: Culture, Rhetoric, and Public Management

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198297659
eISBN:
9780191599484
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198297653.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Returns to the general question of what sort of science public management is or can be and how cultural theory can contribute to that science. Concludes by taking stock of the cultural‐theory ... More


Introduction

Lieve Van Hoof

in Plutarch's Practical Ethics: The Social Dynamics of Philosophy

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199583263
eISBN:
9780191723131
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199583263.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

This chapter starts with a survey of the preceding scholarly literature on Plutarch's practical ethics, a group of twenty-odd texts within the Moralia. Although Ziegler's discussion of what he ... More


State of the Art and Research Design

Lucia Quaglia

in The European Union and Global Financial Regulation

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199688241
eISBN:
9780191767517
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199688241.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

This chapter reviews several bodies of scholarly work, namely the international political economy literature on cooperation and standard-setting; the literature on the external economic relations of ... More


Technological Change in China’s Paper Industry

Michael T. Rock and Michael Toman

in China’s Technological Catch-Up Strategy: Industrial Development, Energy Efficiency, and CO2 Emissions

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780199385324
eISBN:
9780199385348
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199385324.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia, International

In 1978 China’s paper industry was small, technologically backward, and energy intensive. Over the next three decades China slowly modernized this industry by closing small, obsolete facilities and ... More


Introduction: Character, techniques of characterization, and the ancient Greek novel

Koen De Temmerman

in Crafting Characters: Heroes and Heroines in the Ancient Greek Novel

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199686148
eISBN:
9780191766381
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199686148.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The introduction presents and contextualizes the corpus of texts and situates this book in both classical scholarship and modern literary theory. It offers a state of the art in both fields, ... More


Policy Analysis in Brazil: The State of the Art

Jeni Vaitsman, José Mendes Ribeiro, and Lenaura Lobato

in Policy analysis in Brazil

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9781447306849
eISBN:
9781447310976
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447306849.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

The introductory chapter presents the Brazilian case in the series as a first attempt to understand how the activity of policy analysis has developed in Brazil and how it stands at present. Policy ... More


“An excuse to sell”

Jonathan E. Lewis

in Spy Capitalism: ITEK and the CIA

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300091922
eISBN:
9780300129052
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300091922.003.0010
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter explains that while Itek bathed in the glow of national press attention and Leghorn worked on plans for his next acquisition, the entire Corona Project team continued its effort to get a ... More


State of the Art and Research Design

Lucia Quaglia

in The Politics of Regime Complexity in International Derivatives Regulation

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
December 2020
ISBN:
9780198866077
eISBN:
9780191898310
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198866077.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, Political Economy

This chapter begins by reviewing several bodies of scholarly works that are relevant to this research, notably, the international relations literature on regime complexity and the international ... More


Saving Energy and CO2 in China’s Iron and Steel Industry: The Impact of Technological Modernization

Michael T. Rock and Michael Toman

in China’s Technological Catch-Up Strategy: Industrial Development, Energy Efficiency, and CO2 Emissions

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780199385324
eISBN:
9780199385348
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199385324.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia, International

In 1978 China’s steel industry was small, technologically backward, and energy intensive. Over the next three decades China modernized this industry by closing small, obsolete facilities and ... More


Introduction: Imago Dei and the Dialectics of In-Visibility

Claudia Welz

in Humanity in God’s Image: An Interdisciplinary Exploration

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780198784982
eISBN:
9780191827198
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198784982.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies, Philosophy of Religion

The Introduction describes the theme and aim of the book—namely (1) to clarify the meaning of the biblical notion that the human being has been created b’tselem elohim (Genesis 1:26–7; 5:1–3; 9:6), ... More


Modernizing the Aluminum Industry

Michael T. Rock and Michael Toman

in China’s Technological Catch-Up Strategy: Industrial Development, Energy Efficiency, and CO2 Emissions

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780199385324
eISBN:
9780199385348
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199385324.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia, International

In 1978 China’s aluminum industry was small, technologically backward, and energy intensive. Over the next three decades China modernized by closing small, obsolete facilities and encouraging mergers ... More


Introduction

Miriam Hartlapp, Julia Metz, and Christian Rauh

in Which Policy for Europe?: Power and Conflict inside the European Commission

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2014
ISBN:
9780199688036
eISBN:
9780191767425
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199688036.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

This introductory chapter lays out the relevance of the research topic, denotes the empirical puzzle, and derives two operational research questions. How is the policy position of a DG formed with ... More


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