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A Fresh Start: Veto Players, Win Sets, and Constitutional Moments

Iain McLean

in What's Wrong with the British Constitution?

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199546954
eISBN:
9780191720031
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199546954.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, UK Politics

Veto players and win sets in a pluralitarian democracy, compared to those in a proportional regime; and in a unitary compared to a federal regime. Duverger's Law. Constitutional moments in the United ... More


 Backing Up

Ken Binmore

in Playing for Real: Game Theory

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780195300574
eISBN:
9780199783748
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195300574.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

This chapter's title signifies not only that backward induction is introduced, but that some backing up is necessary to put the material of the previous chapter on a more solid foundation. The game ... More


The Power of Planning: Self-Control by Effective Goal-striving

Peter M. Gollwitzer, Caterina Gawrilow, and Gabriele Oettingen

in Self Control in Society, Mind, and Brain

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195391381
eISBN:
9780199776894
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195391381.003.0015
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience, Social Psychology

As highlighted by Kurt Lewin, goal attainment is not yet secured solely by forming strong commitments to highly desirable and feasible goals. There is always the subsequent issue of implementing a ... More


Tic-tac-toe on Affine Planes

Maureen T. Carroll and Steven T. Dougherty

in The Mathematics of Various Entertaining Subjects: Research in Recreational Math

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691164038
eISBN:
9781400881338
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691164038.003.0013
Subject:
Mathematics, History of Mathematics

This chapter introduces a new game of tic-tac-toe that fits squarely within the body of work inspired by mathematician Leonhard Euler's findings on the so-called “Graeco-Latin squares” and the ... More


Why a “Strategic Partnership”?: The View from China

Elizabeth Wishnick

in The Future of China-Russia Relations

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813125633
eISBN:
9780813135359
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813125633.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter examines how the partnership fits into key tenets of Chinese foreign policy: peaceful development, win–win diplomacy aiming toward multipolarization, and the creation of a harmonious ... More


V2. Cabinets

Matthew Flinders

in Democratic Drift: Majoritarian Modification and Democratic Anomie in the United Kingdom

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199271597
eISBN:
9780191709234
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199271597.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, UK Politics

Although cabinet government remains closely aligned with minimal‐winning single‐party executives at the national level the situation at the sub‐national level is more complex as formal and informal ... More


Reverse Lottery Stories

Richard Foley

in When Is True Belief Knowledge?

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691154725
eISBN:
9781400842308
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691154725.003.0013
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter examines reverse lottery stories, which focus on the fortunate holder of the winning lottery ticket. It searches for the important gaps in the information of the subject S as she ... More


Winning Together: The Natural Resource Negotiation Playbook

Bruno Verdini Trejo

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780262037136
eISBN:
9780262343633
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262037136.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Through an analysis of prominent transboundary natural resource management negotiation cases, Winning Together outlines how government, industry, and NGOs can effectively overcome past grievances, ... More


Winning the Reputation Game: Creating Stakeholder Value and Competitive Advantage

Grahame R. Dowling

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780262034463
eISBN:
9780262335089
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262034463.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Innovation

Why do some companies have better corporate reputations than others? And why do some companies that are not seen as particularly socially responsible have a good reputation? This book explains why ... More


Writers: The Older Generation

Ellen Wiles

in Saffron Shadows and Salvaged Scripts: Literary Life in Myanmar Under Censorship and in Transition

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231173285
eISBN:
9780231539296
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231173285.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Asian Politics

This chapter explores the lives and literary work of the older generation of contemporary writers in Myanmar through three writers: U Win Tin, journalist, politician, co-founder of the NLD with Aung ... More


Judicial Path-Dependence and Legal Change *

Francesco Parisi and Vincy Fon

in The Economics of Lawmaking

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195374155
eISBN:
9780199871834
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195374155.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter considers the dynamic process of case selection and its role in generating the different patterns of change of legal remedies in various areas of the law. It examines the importance of ... More


Burmanisation

Richard Cockett

in Blood, Dreams and Gold: The Changing Face of Burma

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780300204513
eISBN:
9780300215984
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300204513.003.0003
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter examines the Burmese project of ethnic, cultural, and religious homogeneity in the city of Naypyidaw, established as a capital by the military regime aiming to make Burman-ness a ... More


“The Lights of Albuquerque”1

Kristina M. Jacobsen

in Sound of Navajo Country: Music, Language, and Diné Belonging

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781469631868
eISBN:
9781469631882
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469631868.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Native American Studies

The epilogue reflects on what has changed since the years when the fieldwork for the book was carried out, providing updates on key interlocutors and musicians in the book. This includes discussion ... More


Becoming Diasporic: From Labor Migrants to Political Wanderers, 1905–19

Richard S. Kim

in The Quest for Statehood: Korean Immigrant Nationalism and U.S. Sovereignty, 1905-1945

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780195369991
eISBN:
9780199918263
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195369991.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century, Asian History

While the search for economic self-sufficiency in Korean immigrant life remained important, Korea’s loss of national sovereignty to Japan between 1905 and 1910 emerged as the single most important ... More


1935

Anthony Slide

in "It's the Pictures That Got Small": Charles Brackett on Billy Wilder and Hollywood's Golden Age

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231167086
eISBN:
9780231538220
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231167086.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

In these diary entries written between January and July 1935, Hollywood screenwriter Charles Brackett talks about Win or Lose, a script that he was working with Louise Long but was pulled out ... More


“There Ain’t No Justice, Man”

Shawn Francis Peters

in The Catonsville Nine: An American Story

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199827855
eISBN:
9780199950140
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199827855.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Jim Darst believed that his future lay with the Christian Brothers, a religious order that traced its origins back to the educational innovator St. John Baptist de La Salle. Midway through 1959, he ... More


Playing War in Late Colonial Korea

Dafna Zur

in Figuring Korean Futures: Children's Literature in Modern Korea

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781503601680
eISBN:
9781503603110
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9781503601680.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter examines literature for children at the height of imperialization (kōminka) policies in the late 1930s, the era considered most aggressive in its attempt to efface the Korean language ... More


Dimensions of Competitiveness

Paul De Grauwe (ed.)

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262013963
eISBN:
9780262289320
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262013963.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Econometrics

Competitiveness among nations is often approached as if it were a sports competition: Some countries win medals, others lose out. This view of countries fighting it out in the economic arena is ... More


Respites or Resolutions?: Recurring Crises and the Origins of War

Arthur A. Stein

in The Next Great War?: The Roots of World War I and the Risk of U.S.-China Conflict

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780262028998
eISBN:
9780262326773
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262028998.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

Historians disagree whether World War I represented a “war by design” or a miscalculation, an accident that need not have happened. If the latter, scholars observe that recurrent crises might become ... More


The Apolitics of Rebellion

Zhou Xuelin

in Young Rebels in Contemporary Chinese Cinema

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622098497
eISBN:
9789882207707
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622098497.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter discusses how malcontented young adults rebel against various aspects of the established society, in terms of education, intellectual elite, morality, domestic and social authority, and ... More


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