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Voluntary ProgramsA Club Theory Perspective

Voluntary Programs: A Club Theory Perspective

Matthew Potoski and Aseem Prakash (eds)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262162500
eISBN:
9780262259132
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262162500.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

The growth of voluntary programs has attracted the attention of policymakers, nongovernmental organizations, and scholars. Thousands of firms around the world participate in these programs, in which ... More

Water, Place, and Equity

Water, Place, and Equity

John M. Whiteley, Helen Ingram, and Richard Warren Perry (eds)

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262232715
eISBN:
9780262286107
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262232715.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

Many predict that by the end of the twenty-first century water will dominate world natural resources politics as oil does at the beginning. Access to water is widely regarded as a basic human right, ... More

Weather by the NumbersThe Genesis of Modern Meteorology

Weather by the Numbers: The Genesis of Modern Meteorology

Kristine C. Harper

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262083782
eISBN:
9780262274982
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262083782.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

For much of the first half of the twentieth century, meteorology was more art than science, dependent on an individual forecaster’s lifetime of local experience. This book tells the story of the ... More

What Algorithms WantImagination in the Age of Computing

What Algorithms Want: Imagination in the Age of Computing

Ed Finn

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780262035927
eISBN:
9780262338837
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262035927.001.0001
Subject:
Computer Science, Programming

This book explores the cultural figure of the algorithm as it operates through contemporary digital culture. Drawing on sources that range from Neal Stephenson’s Snow Crash to Diderot’s Encyclopédie, ... More

What Is Addiction?

What Is Addiction?

Don Ross, Harold Kincaid, David Spurrett, and Peter Collins (eds)

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262513111
eISBN:
9780262288248
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262513111.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

The image of the addict in popular culture combines victimhood and moral failure; we sympathize with addicts in films and novels because of their suffering and their hard-won knowledge. And yet ... More

Where Does Binding Theory Apply?

Where Does Binding Theory Apply?

David Lebeaux

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262012904
eISBN:
9780262255332
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262012904.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Applied Linguistics and Pedagogy

This wide-ranging book examines where the conditions of binding theory apply and in doing so considers the nature of phrase structure (in particular how case and theta roles apply) and the nature of ... More

Why Only UsLanguage and Evolution

Why Only Us: Language and Evolution

Robert C. Berwick and Noam Chomsky

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780262034241
eISBN:
9780262333351
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262034241.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics

We are born crying, but those cries signal the first stirring of language. Within a year or so, infants master the sound system of their language; a few years after that, they are engaging in ... More

The Wild and the WickedOn Nature and Human Nature

The Wild and the Wicked: On Nature and Human Nature

Benjamin Hale

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780262035408
eISBN:
9780262336499
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262035408.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Many ethicists and political advocates believe that the argument for environmentalism is simple: demonstrate that nature is valuable and obligations to protect the environment will follow. This ... More

Winning the Reputation GameCreating Stakeholder Value and Competitive Advantage

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

WirelessnessRadical Empiricism in Network Cultures

Wirelessness: Radical Empiricism in Network Cultures

Adrian Mackenzie

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262014649
eISBN:
9780262289597
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262014649.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

How has wirelessness—being connected to objects and infrastructures without knowing exactly how or where—become a key form of contemporary experience? Stretching across routers, smart phones, ... More

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