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Doing Public Management the Fatalist Way?

Christopher Hood

in The Art of the State: Culture, Rhetoric, and Public Management

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198297659
eISBN:
9780191599484
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198297653.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

In the four chapters of Part II, public management ideas that loosely correspond to each of the four polar world views identified by cultural theory are discussed; here the cultural‐theory framework ... More


Fieldwork Under Fire: Contemporary Studies of Violence and Culture

Carolyn Nordstrom and Antonius Robben (eds)

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520089938
eISBN:
9780520915718
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520089938.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Theory and Practice

This book contains chapters written by anthropologists who have experienced the unpredictability and trauma of political violence firsthand. The chapters combine theoretical, ethnographic, and ... More


Epilogue

Kristian Kloeckl

in The Urban Improvise: Improvisation-Based Design for Hybrid Cities

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780300243048
eISBN:
9780300249347
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300243048.003.0008
Subject:
Architecture, Architectural History

This concluding chapter reviews the central arguments of the book and reflects critically on living with uncertainty and unpredictability as a form of critical mobility for urban living. It considers ... More


Being Human

Ingo Gildenhard

in Creative Eloquence: The Construction of Reality in Cicero's Speeches

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199291557
eISBN:
9780191594885
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199291557.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter discusses figures of thought in Cicero's speeches to do with being human and the human condition. Special attention is given to the notions that human beings are inherently fallible and ... More


Taking the Long View of History

Richard Crouter

in Reinhold Niebuhr: On Politics, Religion, and Christian Faith

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195379679
eISBN:
9780199869169
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195379679.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Chapter 2 examines the sense of history (awareness of the heights and depth of our existence) set forth in Niebuhr’s masterful book, The Nature and Destiny of Man, as an ever-present motif of his ... More


What Do Lotteries Do?

Peter Stone

in The Luck of the Draw: The Role of Lotteries in Decision Making

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199756100
eISBN:
9780199895120
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199756100.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter defines a lottery as a process capable of generating a set of outcomes in which the particular outcome to be expected whenever the process occurs is unpredictable given available ... More


Unmasking true nature

Deborah Chester

in The Fantasy Fiction Formula

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781784992880
eISBN:
9781526104199
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784992880.003.0014
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Often a character’s essential, true nature is revealed in the story’s middle, a revelation brought about through the stress or excitement of the central story event. A complex, multi-dimensional ... More


Cosmos and its Discontents

Peter Coles

in From Cosmos to Chaos: The Science of Unpredictability

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198567622
eISBN:
9780191718250
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198567622.003.0009
Subject:
Physics, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics

The word ‘cosmology’ is derived from the Greek ‘cosmos’ which means the world as an orderly system. To the Greeks, the opposite of cosmos was ‘chaos’, and views the universe as consisting of two ... More


Tornado God: American Religion and Violent Weather

Peter J. Thuesen

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780190680282
eISBN:
9780190680312
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190680282.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

One of the earliest sources of humanity’s religious impulse was severe weather, which ancient peoples attributed to the wrath of storm gods. Enlightenment thinkers derided such beliefs as ... More


Miss Halsey moves her foot

Marian Stamp Dawkins

in Through Our Eyes Only?: The Search for Animal Consciousness

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198503200
eISBN:
9780191686474
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198503200.003.0002
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

The first part of human's quest for consciousness in other species is to look at what is now known about their behaviour and to see whether this can be dismissed as simply the workings of unthinking, ... More


Innovation as a Behavioural Response to Environmental Challenges: A Cost and Benefit Approach

Phyllis C. Lee

in Animal Innovation

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198526223
eISBN:
9780191689406
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198526223.003.0012
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter presents a general review of how non-human primates adjust to environmental variability via behavioural innovation, and place innovation into context as an adaptive strategy for coping ... More


Intervention: What is it like to be an improviser?

Neil Heyde, Christopher Redgate, Roger Redgate, and Matthew Wright

in Distributed Creativity: Collaboration and Improvisation in Contemporary Music

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780199355914
eISBN:
9780199355945
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199355914.003.0026
Subject:
Music, Psychology of Music

Four highly experienced contemporary musicians—cellist, violinist, oboist and turntablist—who had never previously played together as a quartet discuss a public performance of free-improvisation. The ... More


Meselson, Stahl, and the Replication of DNA: A History of "The Most Beautiful Experiment in Biology"

Frederic Lawrence Holmes

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300085402
eISBN:
9780300129663
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300085402.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

In 1957, two young scientists, Matthew Meselson and Frank Stahl, produced a landmark experiment confirming that DNA replicates as predicted by the double helix structure Watson and Crick had recently ... More


Lives taken over

Catherine Proot and Michael Yorke

in Life to be Lived: Challenges and choices for patients and carers in life-threatening illnesses

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199685011
eISBN:
9780191765285
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199685011.003.0006
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Palliative Medicine Research

In life-limiting illness, life is taken over, not only in practical and observable things, but also in outlooks, hopes, fears and priorities. Heightened by uncertainty and dread, time becomes the ... More


Summary and Perspectives

Wolfgang Banzhaf and Lidia Yamamoto

in Artificial Chemistries

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780262029438
eISBN:
9780262329460
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262029438.003.0021
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This chapter starts with a discussion of some common criticisms of the artificial chemistry approach to modeling systems. It turns out that “opaque thought experiments” are an answer to some of them. ... More


The Chaos-world: Towards an Aesthetic of Relation

in Introduction to a Poetics of Diversity: by Édouard Glissant

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781789620979
eISBN:
9781800341418
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781789620979.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

Chaos theory is applied to processes of cultural mixing in which cultures retain their differences, and which used to occur over large expanses of time but now happen at great speed. The notion of an ... More


Statistical Stability of Chaos

David P. Feldman

in Chaos and Fractals: An Elementary Introduction

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
December 2013
ISBN:
9780199566433
eISBN:
9780191774966
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199566433.003.0014
Subject:
Physics, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics

Sensitive dependence on initial conditions makes it difficult to predict chaotic systems in the long term, as two initial conditions that begin close to each other rapidly get pushed apart. This ... More


The Economy as a Macroprocessing Network

Nick Gogerty

in The Nature of Value: How to Invest in the Adaptive Economy

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231162449
eISBN:
9780231535212
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231162449.003.0013
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

This chapter first reviews the principal components of the economic panarchy discussed in the preceding chapters. It then discusses how economies are unpredictable but show general patterns and ... More


Introduction to Scientific Perspectives on Emergence

Mark A. Bedau and Paul Humphreys

in Emergence: Contemporary Readings in Philosophy and Science

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262026215
eISBN:
9780262268011
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262026215.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

The following chapters present contemporary scientific perspectives on emergence. Covering a wide range of approaches to emergence, they include examples of each of the leading ideas on emergence: ... More


Justice versus Judiciary: Justice Enthroned or Entangled in India?

Sudhanshu Ranjan

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
July 2019
ISBN:
9780199490493
eISBN:
9780199096275
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199490493.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Legal Profession and Ethics

A pathbreaking work on judicial accountability and independence. The work is remarkable for its extraordinary erudition as well as its straightforwardness. The author has the exemplary courage to ... More


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