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Joseph V. Femia

in Against the Masses: Varieties of Anti-Democratic Thought Since the French Revolution

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198280637
eISBN:
9780191599231
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198280637.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

After discussing the various definitions of democracy, the chapter laments the paucity and inadequacy of the literature on anti‐democratic thought. Hirschman's three categories of ‘reactionary’ ... More


Conclusion

Joseph V. Femia

in Against the Masses: Varieties of Anti-Democratic Thought Since the French Revolution

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198280637
eISBN:
9780191599231
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198280637.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Summarizes the various arguments of the book and further explores the idea of unanticipated consequences and its significance for democratic and anti‐democratic thought. Anti‐democratic thinkers ... More


Evaluation, Feedback, and Organization

Lars Oxelheim and Clas Wihlborg

in Corporate Decision-Making with Macroeconomic Uncertainty: Performance and Risk Management

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195335743
eISBN:
9780199868964
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195335743.003.0010
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

Risk management cannot be made consistent with corporate objectives unless systems for budgeting, evaluation, and feedback are developed independently of, or complementary to, the regular accounting ... More


The Economics of Consumption: Theory and Evidence

Tullio Jappelli and Luigi Pistaferri

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780199383146
eISBN:
9780199383160
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199383146.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics

Consumption decisions are crucial determinants of business cycles and growth. Knowledge of how consumers respond to the economic environment and how they react to the risks that they encounter during ... More


The Positive Case for Professional Economic Ethics

George F. DeMartino

in The Economist’s Oath: On the Need for and Content of Professional Economic Ethics

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199730568
eISBN:
9780199896776
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199730568.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

Having shown that the economist’s case against professional economic ethics is deficient, this chapter advances a positive case for professional economic ethics. Owing to its monopoly of expertise ... More


Selecting Forecasting Models

David F. Hendry

in Empirical Model Discovery and Theory Evaluation: Automatic Selection Methods in Econometrics

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780262028356
eISBN:
9780262324410
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262028356.003.0023
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Econometrics

Forecasting is different: the past is fixed, but the future is not. Practical forecasting methods rely on extrapolating presently available information into the future. No matter how good such ... More


Virtually Speechless

Dia Da Costa

in Politicizing Creative Economy: Activism and a Hunger Called Theater

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780252040603
eISBN:
9780252099045
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040603.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter deploys Diana Taylor’s terms of archive and repertoire to study Jana Natya Manch’s gender plays situating them in the debate between Indian socialism and feminism since the 1970s. ... More


Machinima: On the Invention and Innovation of a New Visual Media Technology

Thomas Veigl

in Imagery in the 21st Century

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262015721
eISBN:
9780262315159
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262015721.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter explores the concept of Machinima, a 3-dimensional computer graphics rendering engine that was used mostly in the digital gaming sector and computer-animated films. The author shows how ... More


Improvising Work, Civic Engagement, Retirement

Phyllis Moen

in Encore Adulthood: Boomers on the Edge of Risk, Renewal, and Purpose

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780199357277
eISBN:
9780199357314
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199357277.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Gerontology and Ageing, Occupations, Professions, and Work

This chapter documents how individuals and couples are improvising, responding to the challenges, risks, and opportunities of life today, and in so doing helping to define the contours of an evolving ... More


Getting Started: Pinning Down the Questions and Research Design

Kathleen Gerson

in The Science and Art of Interviewing

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199324286
eISBN:
9780197533857
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199324286.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics, Methodology and Statistics

Chapter 2 discusses how to formulate research questions and construct an appropriate research design by outlining the kinds of questions that the interviewing method is especially—often uniquely—able ... More


Executive Coaching Impact: Evidence, Standards, and Success Criteria

Andromachi Athanasopoulou and Sue Dopson

in Developing Leaders by Executive Coaching: Practice and Evidence

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199681952
eISBN:
9780191761713
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199681952.003.0005
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies, HRM / IR

Chapter 4 is the cornerstone of this book in terms of its contribution to the executive coaching field. It offers valuable information to academics and practitioners about the existing evidence on ... More


The Response of Consumption to Unanticipated Changes in Income

Tullio Jappelli and Luigi Pistaferri

in The Economics of Consumption: Theory and Evidence

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780199383146
eISBN:
9780199383160
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199383146.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics

In this chapter we examine tests of the hypothesis that consumption will respond to unanticipated income changes and that the response will depend on the persistence of the shock and on the degree of ... More


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