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Performance or Compliance?: Performance Audit and Public Management in Five Countries

Christopher Pollitt, Xavier Girre, Jeremy Lonsdale, Robert Mul, Hilkka Summa, and Marit Waerness

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198296003
eISBN:
9780191685170
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198296003.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Public Management

Performance audit is now in fashion, but has in the past been a somewhat closed world, little studied by outsiders. Now an international team of researchers has studied the work of five national ... More


Fossil Fuels, Primary Electricity, and Renewables

Vaclav Smil

in Energy and Civilization: A History

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780262035774
eISBN:
9780262338301
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262035774.003.0005
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

This chapter discusses the evolution in uses of fossil fuels, primary electricity, and renewable energy. It first considers the transition from phytomass fuels to fossil fuels and how it resulted in ... More


Tech noir

Fred Botting

in Limits of Horror: Technology, Bodies, Gothic

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719077548
eISBN:
9781781701904
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719077548.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Doom was the most advanced three-dimensional computer game in the world when it was released in 1993. The opening sequence of the violent virtual adventure playground leaves no doubt as to its aim or ... More


Innovation and Population

Tim Lewens

in Functions in Biological and Artificial Worlds: Comparative Philosophical Perspectives

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262113212
eISBN:
9780262255271
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262113212.003.0014
Subject:
Biology, Biomathematics / Statistics and Data Analysis / Complexity Studies

This chapter illustrates that even with the theories, which are based on typology, the inclusion of population level factors is indispensable in explaining evolutionary processes. It concentrates on ... More


Preindustrial Prime Movers and Fuels

Vaclav Smil

in Energy and Civilization: A History

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780262035774
eISBN:
9780262338301
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262035774.003.0004
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

This chapter discusses the prime movers and fuels that drove advances in manufacturing techniques, including those in metallurgy, in preindustrial societies. Some of the conversions involving prime ... More


Documentary Traces

Donald Bloxham

in The Final Solution: A Genocide

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199550333
eISBN:
9780191701535
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199550333.003.0002
Subject:
History, European Modern History

Anti-semitism, expansion and orchestration are the recurring themes that dominate the events related to the Second World War. Documentary evidence is provided on certain accounts of these said ... More


Shaping the Day: A History of Timekeeping in England and Wales 1300-1800

Paul Glennie and Nigel Thrift

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199278206
eISBN:
9780191699979
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199278206.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History, Social History

Timekeeping is an essential activity in the modern world, and we take it for granted that our lives are shaped by the hours of the day. This book is a study of the practice of timekeeping in England ... More


Blending Technical Innovation and Learned Natural Knowledge: The Making of Ethers

Ursula Klein

in Materials and Expertise in Early Modern Europe: Between Market and Laboratory

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226439686
eISBN:
9780226439709
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226439709.003.0006
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

In the eighteenth century, apothecaries manufactured hundreds of remedies by means of chemical techniques such as distillation, dissolution, and extraction with solvents. These so-called chemical ... More


Conclusion The Common World Destiny

Jessica B. Teisch

in Engineering Nature: Water, Development, and the Global Spread of American Environmental Expertise

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807834435
eISBN:
9781469603513
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807878019_teisch.11
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

This book concludes by discussing the dream of progress shared by Elwood Mead and other California engineers, which was deeply rooted in the nineteenth century and persisted into the first half of ... More


Media Ownership and Concentration in Italy

Giuseppe Richeri and Benedetta Prario

in Who Owns the World's Media?: Media Concentration and Ownership around the World

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780199987238
eISBN:
9780190210182
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199987238.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics, Economic Sociology

This chapter examines media ownership and concentration in Italy. Following an overview of the Italian media landscape, the remainder of the chapter focuses on print media (newspapers, book ... More


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