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Tamil Tigers, 1987–2002

Stephen Hopgood

in Making Sense of Suicide Missions

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780199276998
eISBN:
9780191707735
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199276998.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

The Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) have been fighting a war for the national liberation of Tamils living in the north and east of Sri Lanka since the early 1970s. This chapter addresses a ... More


Making Sense of Suicide Missions

Diego Gambetta

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780199276998
eISBN:
9780191707735
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199276998.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This book attempts to shed light on suicide missions and provide answers to the questions we all ask. Are these the actions of aggressive religious zealots and unbridled, irrational radicals or is ... More


RELIGION AND TERRORISM: The Need for a Multidimensional Model

Jones James W

in Blood That Cries Out From the Earth: The Psychology of Religious Terrorism

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195335972
eISBN:
9780199868957
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195335972.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Islam

“Religion and Terrorism: The Need for a Multidimensional Model.” Chapter 1 stresses that religiously motivated terrorism is very complex, and no single perspective or discipline can completely ... More


European Stories as National Narratives: Irish Intellectuals on Europe

Katy Hayward

in European Stories: Intellectual Debates on Europe in National Contexts

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199594627
eISBN:
9780191595738
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199594627.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, European Union, Political Theory

Katy Hayward argues that the dominant theme of “European stories” recounted in Ireland is always nationalism — official, moderate and progressive, but nationalism nevertheless. The Irish No‐votes of ... More


Flying Tiger: International Relations Theory and the Politics of Advanced Weapons

Ulrich Krotz

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199759934
eISBN:
9780199897193
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199759934.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, European Union

This book takes a relatively obscure episode—the joint Franco-German production of a state-of-the-art and very expensive military helicopter, the Tiger Helicopter (used in the James Bond film ... More


The Capitalist Boom: 1980–2008

Ho-fung Hung

in The China Boom: Why China Will Not Rule the World

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231164184
eISBN:
9780231540223
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231164184.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Asian Politics

Chapter 3 exposits how the legacies of East Asian capitalism and those of Mao's socialism combine to fuel the China boom. The chapter also discusses how the China boom derives most of its energy from ... More


Becoming Reality (1988–2009)

Ulrich Krotz

in Flying Tiger: International Relations Theory and the Politics of Advanced Weapons

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199759934
eISBN:
9780199897193
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199759934.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, European Union

This chapter covers Franco-German political developments around the Tiger combat helicopter from 1988 to 2009. Focusing on these years' historical processes illustrates—notably through the evolving ... More


Child Soldiers

Susan C. Mapp

in Global Child Welfare and Well-Being

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195339710
eISBN:
9780199863686
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195339710.003.0004
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families

Reasons for the use of children in conflict are examined together with international protocols against their use including the Optional Protocol to the CRC and the Cape Town Principles. There are ... More


The Academic Jungle

Erika Lorraine Milam

in Creatures of Cain

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780691181882
eISBN:
9780691185095
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691181882.003.0009
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter examines the collaborative journey of Lionel Tiger and Robin Fox. Tiger found his way to animal behavior as a result of his long-standing fascination with the logic of leadership. Fox ... More


Betting on Biotech: Innovation and the Limits of Asia's Developmental State

Joseph Wong

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450327
eISBN:
9780801463372
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450327.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Asian Politics

After World War II, several late-developing countries registered astonishingly high growth rates under strong state direction, making use of smart investment strategies, turnkey factories, and ... More


Game Faces: Sport Celebrity and the Laws of Reputation

Sarah K. Fields

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252040283
eISBN:
9780252098543
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040283.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Sport and Leisure

Sports figures cope with a level of celebrity once reserved for the stars of stage and screen. This book looks at the legal ramifications of the cases brought by six of them—golfer Tiger Woods, ... More


Sri Lanka

Damien Kingsbury

in The Responsibility to Protect

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199797769
eISBN:
9780199919369
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199797769.003.0031
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

In the months between January and May 2009, the Sri Lanka Army (SLA) unleashed a full military offensive against the separatist Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE, or Tamil Tigers) in Sri Lanka's ... More


The Comparative Homogeneity of the East Asian NIC Exports of Similar Manufactures

Peter C. Y. Chow and Mitchell H. Kellman

in Trade—The Engine of Growth in East Asia

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195078954
eISBN:
9780199855001
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195078954.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, International

The issue of the comparative homogeneity of the NICs' manufactured exports are explored in this chapter. The hypothesis that the export responses of the four tigers to changes in the U.S. market ... More


Performing Women

Ann Hallamore Caesar

in Characters and Authors in Luigi Pirandello

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198151760
eISBN:
9780191672828
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198151760.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter discusses the roles of women and their influence on the literary pieces of Luigi Pirandello. This chapter also emphasizes Pirandello's collaboration with Marta Abba, a notable theatre ... More


How Fighting Ends: Asymmetric Wars, Terrorism, and Suicide Bombing

Audrey Kurth Cronin

in How Fighting Ends: A History of Surrender

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199693627
eISBN:
9780191741258
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199693627.003.0028
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

In campaigns involving suicide terrorism, individual operatives and parent societies can rarely ‘surrender’ in the conventional wartime sense; however, terrorist organizations sometimes terminate ... More


Taiwan

Stephen Kosack

in The Education of Nations: How the Political Organization of the Poor, Not Democracy, Led Governments to Invest in Mass Education

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199841653
eISBN:
9780199949540
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199841653.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Taiwan’s economic performance has made it a archetypal case for the economic argument that governments may produce education according to the economy’s needs. But this chapter shows that Taiwanese ... More


IT Tigers of Asia: South Korea, Taiwan, and Singapore

James W. Cortada

in The Digital Flood: The Diffusion of Information Technology Across the U.S., Europe, and Asia

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199921553
eISBN:
9780199980406
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199921553.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

The Asian Tigers South Korea, Taiwan, and Singapore are the subject of this chapter, which describes their introduction to computing and how that technology became a central export and economic ... More


Electoral competition in Ireland since 1987: The politics of triumph and despair

Gary Murphy

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780719097652
eISBN:
9781526109712
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719097652.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

The aim of this book is to assess the quarter century of political competition in the Republic of Ireland from the time of the ending of recession of the 1980s up to the 2011 general election where ... More


Sportsworld of the Hanshin Tigers: Professional Baseball in Modern Japan

William W. Kelly

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780520299412
eISBN:
9780520971141
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520299412.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

Baseball has been Japan’s national pastime for over a century, and the Hanshin Tigers have long been the country’s second favorite professional team in its second-largest city. This ethnography, ... More


Late novels

John Thieme

in R. K. Narayan

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719059261
eISBN:
9781781701249
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719059261.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

The Painter of Signs (1976) is R. K. Narayan's last major novel. The fiction that he produced in his seventies and eighties is variable in quality, but generally demonstrates a falling-off in his ... More


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