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Assessing the Statist Ideal

Laura Valentini

in Justice in a Globalized World: A Normative Framework

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199593859
eISBN:
9780191731457
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199593859.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter discusses the complaint that the statist ideal is excessively biased in favour of the status quo and argues that this critique is only partly successful. While the statists’ (especially ... More


The Constituency Effect

Gilles Saint‐Paul

in The Political Economy of Labour Market Institutions

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198293323
eISBN:
9780191596841
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198293321.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics

This chapter discusses the constituency effect. By this, it is meant that when a labour market institution is in place, it creates its own political support. This in turn generates status‐quo bias ... More


The Political Economy of Labour Market Institutions

Gilles Saint-Paul

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198293323
eISBN:
9780191596841
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198293321.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics

Most economists think that unemployment is high in Europe because of rigid labour market institutions such as minimum wages, unemployment benefits, and employment protection. The book develops a ... More


Justifying Statism: A Methodological Critique

Laura Valentini

in Justice in a Globalized World: A Normative Framework

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199593859
eISBN:
9780191731457
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199593859.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter identifies and discusses the methodological flaws that make statism excessively subservient to the status quo. It focuses on three methodological commitments on the basis of which ... More


A qualified defense of status quo bias

Ian MacMullen

in Civics Beyond Critics: Character Education in a Liberal Democracy

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780198733614
eISBN:
9780191797996
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198733614.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter argues that status quo biases in civic education can be and often are justified. The chapter begins by acknowledging the considerable force of two objections to such biases: the ... More


Status quo educational bias: its nature and sources

Ian MacMullen

in Civics Beyond Critics: Character Education in a Liberal Democracy

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780198733614
eISBN:
9780191797996
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198733614.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter introduces and analyzes the concept of status quo biased civic education, which is defined as education whose expected effect is to encourage a recipient’s belief in the substantive ... More


Loss Aversion: An Overview

Eyal Zamir

in Law, Psychology, and Morality: The Role of Loss Aversion

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2014
ISBN:
9780199972050
eISBN:
9780190215064
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199972050.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

Chapter 1 provides an overview of loss aversion. After a historical account, it describes the experimental and empirical findings that demonstrate loss aversion and elucidate its relationships to ... More


The Debiasing Role of the Cross-Border Insolvency System

Irit Mevorach

in The Future of Cross-Border Insolvency: Overcoming Biases and Closing Gaps

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780198782896
eISBN:
9780191826115
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198782896.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Company and Commercial Law, Private International Law

This chapter explores what the reasons for deviating from modified universalism in practice may be. To do so, it draws on behavioural international law and economics. The chapter argues that certain ... More


Legally Induced Reference Points

Eyal Zamir

in Law, Psychology, and Morality: The Role of Loss Aversion

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2014
ISBN:
9780199972050
eISBN:
9780190215064
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199972050.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

Chapter 5 analyzes the contribution of loss aversion to our understanding of how legal norms affect human perceptions and behavior—that is, how loss aversion is sometimes the output of legal norms. ... More


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