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Commentary 6.7: Tipping Points and ‘Too Difficult Boxes’

Charles Clarke

in Addressing Tipping Points for a Precarious Future

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780197265536
eISBN:
9780191760327
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265536.003.0016
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

Faced with complex and wicked problems, even well-established governments seek delay and denial when contemplating ‘Too Difficult Boxes’. Failing to grasp the nettle of change brings society nearer ... More


Problem Solving

Christopher K. Ansell

in Pragmatist Democracy: Evolutionary Learning as Public Philosophy

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199772438
eISBN:
9780199918997
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199772438.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter develops a model of strategic problem-solving in public agencies, generalizing from work on policing, regulation, and organizational problem-solving. Pragmatism adopts an ecological ... More


Historical Criticism and the Return into History

Tania Oldenhage

in Parables for Our Time: Rereading New Testament Scholarship after the Holocaust

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195150520
eISBN:
9780199834549
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019515052X.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

Discusses the implications of understanding Joachim Jeremias's anti‐Jewish rhetoric as a post‐Holocaust phenomenon. With a special focus on interpretations of the parable of the wicked husbandmen, ... More


‘The Old Superstition about Fiction being “Wicked”’

Roslyn Jolly

in Henry James: History, Narrative, Fiction

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198119852
eISBN:
9780191671227
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198119852.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

In all of Henry James's three works, the main characters perpetrate irresponsible and dangerous acts of readership and authorship, in which James's own enterprise is deeply implicated. In each, the ... More


Redaction in Isaiah 40–55

Jacob Stromberg

in Isaiah After Exile: The Author of Third Isaiah as Reader and Redactor of the Book

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199593910
eISBN:
9780191595707
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199593910.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This chapter examines Isaiah 40–55 for redaction by the author of Third Isaiah, detecting the following: There are several examples of editing in Isaiah 48, which from the point of view of the author ... More


Introduction and overview

Ewan Ferlie, Louise FitzGerald, Gerry McGivern, Sue Dopson, and Chris Bennett

in Making Wicked Problems Governable?: The Case of Managed Networks in Health Care

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199603015
eISBN:
9780191752995
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199603015.003.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Public Management

This introductory chapter sets out the rationale of the book and outlines its major themes. It seeks to generate an overall interpretation of health policy reforming under New Labour based on ... More


Health inequalities, wicked problems and complexity

Jonathan Wistow, Tim Blackman, David Byrne, and Gerald Wistow

in Studying health inequalities: An applied approach

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781447305286
eISBN:
9781447312031
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447305286.003.0002
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

The chapter begins by considering what we mean by ‘health’ and by ‘inequalities’. When taken together health inequalities are often considered to be wicked problems – issues that are complex in terms ... More


Changed for Good: A Feminist History of the Broadway Musical

Stacy Wolf

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780195378238
eISBN:
9780199897018
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195378238.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Popular, History, American

This book demonstrates how the history of the Broadway musical is inseparable from the history of U.S. women, and argues that this mainstream, commercial form has been dominated by women onstage as ... More


“Changed for the Better”: Queer Conventions in Wicked (2003)

Stacy Wolf

in Changed for Good: A Feminist History of the Broadway Musical

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780195378238
eISBN:
9780199897018
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195378238.003.0006
Subject:
Music, Popular, History, American

This chapter demonstrates how Wicked, the blockbuster Broadway musical that opened in 2003, is an exemplar of musical theatre’s generic conventions put to feminist and queer use. This chapter ... More


“It’s All About Popular”: Wicked Divas and Internet Girl Fans

Stacy Wolf

in Changed for Good: A Feminist History of the Broadway Musical

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780195378238
eISBN:
9780199897018
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195378238.003.0007
Subject:
Music, Popular, History, American

This chapter uses an ethnographically-based method and introduces the voices of girl fans to the mix as a reminder that audiences of musicals matter above all. This chapter analyzes the girls’ ... More


Which Promises Bind?

David Owens

in Shaping the Normative Landscape

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199691500
eISBN:
9780191744938
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199691500.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

We must distinguish two questions: (a) Does a promise bind? (b) Are we justified in breaking it? Promises made under duress or induced by deception do not bind. We should distinguish two accounts of ... More


Reconsidering policy change

Kate Crowley, Jenny Stewart, Adrian Kay, and Brian W. Head

in Reconsidering Policy: Complexity, Governance and the State

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781447333111
eISBN:
9781447333159
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447333111.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

Explaining how policies may be changed over time is a fundamental theme common to the study of public policy and governance. Scholars have developed several competing perspectives on how and why ... More


Getting knowledge on ‘wicked problems’ in health promotion into action

David Hunter

in Health Promotion and the Policy Process

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199658039
eISBN:
9780191765780
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199658039.003.0007
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter describes a collaborative research initiative bringing together academics and practitioners interested in how those engaged in policy and practice use, misuse or fail to use, knowledge ... More


The Earliest Commentary on the Prophecy of Habakkuk

Timothy H. Lim

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
April 2020
ISBN:
9780198714118
eISBN:
9780191833793
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198714118.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This is the first major commentary in English on Pesher Habakkuk for forty years. It elucidates the nature of 1QpHab as the earliest commentary on the prophecy of Habakkuk by a detailed study of the ... More


Salò, Or the 120 Days of Sodom and Ilsa, the Wicked Warden: Fascism, Pornography and Disgust

Simon Hobbs

in Cultivating Extreme Art Cinema: Text, Paratext and Home Video Culture

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781474427371
eISBN:
9781474453554
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474427371.003.0005
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines Salò, Or the 120 Days of Sodom and Ilsa, the Wicked Warden. Although both films use Fascist imagery to comment on the corrupting nature of power, they continue to enjoy very ... More


1900–1905 A Gilbert without a Sullivan

Michael Ainger

in Gilbert and Sullivan: A Dual Biography

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195147698
eISBN:
9780199849437
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195147698.003.0033
Subject:
Music, Popular

The exact circumstances of Arthur Sullivan's dying moments are uncertain. Out of respect to Sullivan, the Savoy Theatre was closed on the evening of his death. Both Richard D'Oyly Carte and Helen ... More


1872–1873 Different Worlds: Gilbert’s The Wicked World; Sullivan’s The Light of the World

Michael Ainger

in Gilbert and Sullivan: A Dual Biography

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195147698
eISBN:
9780199849437
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195147698.003.0008
Subject:
Music, Popular

This chapter deals with the works of William Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan on The Wicked World and The Light of the World. The structure of The Wicked World is similar to that of Thespis: instead of a ... More


The Nice, the Strange, and the Wicked: Physical and Moral Landscapes in “The Strange Country”

Nicole Camastra

in Key West Hemingway: A Reassessment

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813033556
eISBN:
9780813038353
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813033556.003.0017
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter demonstrates how Hemingway drew from South Florida history in constructing specific allusions to the state's homesteading history in his little-known story “The Strange Country.” “The ... More


Why Isn't Government Policy More Preventive?

Paul Cairney and Emily St Denny

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
February 2020
ISBN:
9780198793298
eISBN:
9780191835179
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198793298.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

If ‘prevention is better than cure’, why isn’t policy more preventive? Policymakers only have the ability to pay attention to, and influence, a tiny proportion of their responsibilities, and they ... More


Making Wicked Problems Governable?: The Case of Managed Networks in Health Care

Ewan Ferlie, Louise Fitzgerald, Gerry McGivern, Sue Dopson, and Chris Bennett

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199603015
eISBN:
9780191752995
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199603015.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Public Management

This book characterizes the nature of key reforms—namely managed networks—introduced in the UK National Health Service during the New Labour period (1997–2010). It combines rich empirical case ... More


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