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Unanticipated GainsOrigins of Network Inequality in Everyday Life

Unanticipated Gains: Origins of Network Inequality in Everyday Life

Mario Luis Small

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195384352
eISBN:
9780199869893
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195384352.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Social capital theorists have shown that inequality arises in part because some people enjoy larger, more supportive, or otherwise more useful networks. But why do some people have better networks ... More

Unclear PhysicsWhy Iraq and Libya Failed to Build Nuclear Weapons

Unclear Physics: Why Iraq and Libya Failed to Build Nuclear Weapons

Målfrid Braut-Hegghammer

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781501702785
eISBN:
9781501705908
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501702785.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

Many authoritarian leaders want nuclear weapons, but few manage to acquire them. Autocrats seeking nuclear weapons fail in different ways and to varying degrees—Iraq almost managed it; Libya did not ... More

Unconditional EqualityGandhi's Religion of Resistance

Unconditional Equality: Gandhi's Religion of Resistance

Ajay Skaria

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780816698653
eISBN:
9781452953687
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816698653.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Unconditional Equality explores Gandhi’s critique of liberal conceptions of freedom and equality, and his practice of another freedom and equality organized around religion. Liberal traditions affirm ... More

Underdog PoliticsThe Minority Party in the U.S. House of Representatives

Underdog Politics: The Minority Party in the U.S. House of Representatives

Matthew N. Green

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780300181036
eISBN:
9780300182262
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300181036.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This book disputes the conventional belief that the minority party in the US House of Representatives is an unimportant political player. Examining the record of the House minority party from 1970 to ... More

Understanding CairoThe Logic of a City Out of Control

Understanding Cairo: The Logic of a City Out of Control

David Sims

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774164040
eISBN:
9781617970405
Item type:
book
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774164040.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Trying to make sense of the urban giant that is Cairo, this book moves beyond superficial generalizations about Cairo as a chaotic metropolis in the developing world into an analysis of the ways the ... More

Understanding Health Inequalities and JusticeBridging Perspectives for New Conversations

Understanding Health Inequalities and Justice: Bridging Perspectives for New Conversations

Mara Buchbinder, Michele Rivkin-Fish, and Rebecca Walker (eds)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781469630359
eISBN:
9781469630373
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469630359.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

Amidst ongoing debate about health care reform, the need for informed analyses of U.S. health policy is greater than ever. The twelve original essays in this volume show that common public debates ... More

Understanding Prime-Ministerial PerformanceComparative Perspectives

Understanding Prime-Ministerial Performance: Comparative Perspectives

Paul Strangio, Paul 't Hart, and James Walter (eds)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199666423
eISBN:
9780191751462
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199666423.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Prime ministers stand at the apex of government and loom large in the consciousness of the nations they lead. Yet how well do we understand the variables of prime-ministerial performance, of why some ... More

Understanding Social Action, Promoting Human Rights

Understanding Social Action, Promoting Human Rights

Ryan Goodman, Derek Jinks, and Andrew K. Woods (eds)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780195371895
eISBN:
9780199979127
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195371895.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

Over the last 20 years, the social scientific understanding of human behavior has taken a significant leap forward. Important advances in several fields have increased the complexity and accuracy of ... More

Understanding street-level bureaucracy

Understanding street-level bureaucracy

Peter Hupe, Peter Hupe, Michael Hill, and Aurèlien Buffat (eds)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781447313267
eISBN:
9781447313298
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447313267.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

This edited volume provides a state of the art account of theory and research on modern street-level bureaucracy. For the first time gathering internationally leading scholars on the subject, the ... More

Undone ScienceSocial Movements, Mobilized Publics, and Industrial Transitions

Undone Science: Social Movements, Mobilized Publics, and Industrial Transitions

David J. Hess

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780262035132
eISBN:
9780262336444
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262035132.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

This book examines research at the intersection of two literatures—social movement studies and science and technology studies—and it argues that it is now possible to develop a theoretical synthesis ... More

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