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6 The Food Crisis in Africa: A Comparative Structural Analysis

Jean-Philippe Platteau

in The Political Economy of Hunger: Volume 2: Famine Prevention

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780198286363
eISBN:
9780191718458
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198286363.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Policy errors have often been indicted as the major culprits for Africa's plight, while policy reversals have been identified as general tools for salvation. This chapter argues that this dominant ... More


INTRODUCTION

Moody T. Chu and Gene H. Golub

in Inverse Eigenvalue Problems: Theory, Algorithms, and Applications

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198566649
eISBN:
9780191718021
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198566649.003.0001
Subject:
Mathematics, Applied Mathematics

This chapter introduces the underlying difference between a forward problem and an inverse problem. Fundamental issues such as solvability, computability, sensitivity, and feasibility are raised. ... More


Code-switching

Reem Bassiouney

in Arabic Sociolinguistics

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748623730
eISBN:
9780748671373
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748623730.003.0003
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter discusses code choice and code-switching, whether this code is a variety or a language. After an introduction and discussion of terminology, the chapter falls into two main parts. The ... More


Infrastructure Constraints and Crime

O.P. Mishra

in Policing Delhi: Urbanization, Crime, and Law Enforcement

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198075950
eISBN:
9780199080892
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198075950.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter discusses various infrastructure constraints in Delhi and its role in influencing criminal behaviour and deviance. It looks at the First Master Plan, which was conducted from 1962–81, in ... More


Women and Men as Litigators: Gender Differences on the Job

Jennifer L. Pierce

in Gender Trials: Emotional Lives in Contemporary Law Firms

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520201071
eISBN:
9780520916401
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520201071.003.0005
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter examines gender differences between men and women litigators. It argues that gender shapes the experiences of women in the legal profession at the structural level at the same time that ... More


A Theory of Constrained Redistricting

Nicholas R. Seabrook

in Drawing the Lines: Constraints on Partisan Gerrymandering in U.S. Politics

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781501705311
eISBN:
9781501707797
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501705311.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter discusses the theoretical argument that congressional redistricting, whether by a single party or by other means, is a fundamentally constrained activity, along with the implications of ... More


Choices and constraints

Marjorie Mayo

in Changing Communities: Stories of Migration, Displacement and Solidarities

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781447329312
eISBN:
9781447329466
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447329312.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

This chapter focuses upon the extent to which people – and communities - have agency. How far can people make choices freely and/ or how far are people affected by wider structural constraints, when ... More


The Emergence of Early-Riser Movements

Hwa-Jen Liu

in Leverage of the Weak: Labor and Environmental Movements in Taiwan and South Korea

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780816689514
eISBN:
9781452952420
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816689514.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

Chapter 3 explains the discrepancy of movement emergence. A movement emerges as the early riser because it takes advantage of a relative lack of structural constraint in the location that corresponds ... More


Connectivity of place and housing market change: the case of Birmingham

Ian Cole and Ed Ferrari

in Community cohesion in crisis?: New dimensions of diversity and difference

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847420244
eISBN:
9781447301912
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847420244.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter emphasises the need to explore the connectivity of neighbourhoods within housing-market systems. It shows how varying structural constraints in local housing markets affect residential ... More


An interface account of word‐order variation in Old High German

Roland Hinterhölzl

in Syntax over Time: Lexical, Morphological, and Information-Structural Interactions

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199687923
eISBN:
9780191767319
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199687923.003.0018
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

The chapter addresses the issue of whether word-order properties can be reduced to interface properties. First, the factors that determine word-order variation in older Germanic are discussed. Then ... More


“Don’t Quit Your Day Job”: Redefining Religious Work

Richard N. Pitt

in Divine Callings: Understanding the Call to Ministry in Black Pentecostalism

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814768235
eISBN:
9780814768259
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814768235.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter explains why most men and women are unlikely to find full-time paid positions in their local Church of God in Christ (COGIC) churches and how this situation handicaps opportunities to ... More


Variability and grammatical architecture

David Adger

in Linguistic Variation in the Minimalist Framework

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780198702894
eISBN:
9780191772382
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198702894.003.0009
Subject:
Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

This chapter articulates a model of intra‐personal linguistic variation that builds on a core idea from the Minimalist Program, that the range of syntactic operations is severely restricted, and its ... More


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