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Why David sometimes defeats Goliath

Anders Branth Pedersen
2010 Land Use Policy  
In each of the above stable periods, however, a detailed case study of decision-making regarding a rejected project shows that sometimes the weaker network is able to defeat a stronger network in relation  ...  Why is it that even very strong policy communities cannot expect to have all projects they support implemented?  ...  The most important lesson, however, to learn from the case study of Naeraa Beach below is that weak actors do sometimes have the possibility to defeat actors organised in very strong policy communities  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.landusepol.2009.04.003 fatcat:d46lyiienvdvzgapmi6hbhx4ba

Reflections of a Sometime-Public Intellectual

Amitai Etzioni
2010 PS: Political Science and Politics  
Although I have no answer to the immediate question—it is easier to win a lottery than to get into theNew York Times—I do have a few thoughts about the greater question: how can an academic, especially  ...  Over many years, I have learned how to create and disseminate important new information on unpopular and sometimes explosive topics.  ...  Liberalism is in danger of losing the race.  ... 
doi:10.1017/s1049096510001319 fatcat:usqsfdy42zaspngsx4mlnp2equ

Man-made disasters: why technology and organizations (sometimes) fail

N. Pidgeon, M. O'Leary
2000 Safety Science  
Recent research, however, has shown us that while eective learning about hazards is a common assumption of such attempts, organizations can be very resistant to learning the full lessons from past incidents  ...  Ways of addressing these barriers are discussed, and the example of aviation learning systems, as an illustration of institutional self-design, is outlined. #  ...  Acknowledgements Sheryl Chappell, Neil Johnston and Dan Maurino shared many discussions on the topic of aviation learning systems.  ... 
doi:10.1016/s0925-7535(00)00004-7 fatcat:6ug35lcckzgu7aw3q5gxw3hxne

(Online) manipulation: sometimes hidden, always careless

Michael Klenk
2021 Review of social economy  
But manipulation is sometimes overt, and when this is acknowledged the distinction between manipulation and other forms of social influence becomes problematic.  ...  Several scholars have argued that manipulative influence is always hidden.  ...  Acknowledgements Many thanks to Lisa Herzog and Verina Wild for hosting a stimulating workshop on 'Digital Behavioural Technology' at TU Munich in 2019, which is where many ideas for this paper originated  ... 
doi:10.1080/00346764.2021.1894350 fatcat:v4g3n2dpurbrfcmqshqanedv4e

Ambiguity Is Kinda Good Sometimes

Cailin O'Connor
2015 Philosophy of Science  
Consider, for example, a term like 'dangerous'.  ...  One might describe both a rattlesnake and a scheming coworker as dangerous, but taking the same action in response to these two situations (trying to out-politic the rattlesnake, or remove the colleague  ...  Given that f (x) is bounded on [0, 1], m is finite. m is a constant and so is also independent of n.  ... 
doi:10.1086/679180 fatcat:vwfgryqdobdqvngkkybsux7uum

Prototyping Considered Dangerous [chapter]

Michael E. Atwood, Bart Burns, Andreas Girgensohn, Alison Lee, Thea Turner, Beatrix Zimmermann
1995 IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology  
The dangers are: (1) prototypes may contain hidden assumptions which might surface too late; (2) obtaining feedback in the context of use is prohibitively expensive and rarely done; and (3) partly as a  ...  to the intent as ways to alleviate these dangers.  ...  This mode of operation is influenced by Schon's ( 1983) view that professionals learn during "breakdowns"-situations in which well-learned procedures fail to work.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-1-5041-2896-4_30 fatcat:74iq6t3auvcqjjxwzl6lr2qvcu

Danger Values

M. F. McTaggart
1921 Royal United Services Institution Journal  
That is certainly true theoretically, but it requires perfectly flat ground before it can work practically.  ...  So you see the strain of battle is largely diminished by learning to think objectively, and its importance was daily brought home to us in France when our infantry were enduring shell fire for days on  ... 
doi:10.1080/03071842109420167 fatcat:6uck2xk2d5a25aajkxesibzu6m

The dangerous irrelevance of string theory [article]

Eva Silverstein
2017 arXiv   pre-print
It is important to take into account the phenomenon of dangerous irrelevance: over long times or large field ranges, physics can become sensitive to higher scales than the input energies.  ...  This builds in part from the development of the string landscape, which is neither random nor an abdication of science as has sometimes been suggested.  ...  The scientific research described here is supported in part by the National Science Foundation under grant PHY-0756174.  ... 
arXiv:1706.02790v1 fatcat:e7keqc6wc5ehjhsfweoafz3k3e

The cognitive modeling of human behavior: Why a model is (sometimes) better than 10,000 words

Danilo Fum, Fabio Del Missier, Andrea Stocco
2007 Cognitive Systems Research  
Model validation One of the most important and most debated aspects of cognitive modeling is validation, i.e., the problem of establishing how adequately the model reflects those aspects of the real world  ...  Verbally expressed statements are sometimes flawed by internal inconsistencies, logical contradictions, theoretical weaknesses and gaps.  ...  Another interesting, but less studied, aspect is that of establishing how the results vary if we modify some of structural aspects of the model.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.cogsys.2007.07.001 fatcat:dutvpdvjkzhe3f6xrldxzorgdq

The Dangers of Vaping

Peter Laucks, Gary A Salzman
2020 Missouri medicine  
The purpose of this article is to review the scientific and sociological literature as it pertains to the vaporization of both marijuana and tobacco products and the potential medical and cultural implications  ...  It is important to note that the Nicorette inhaler does not heat its component chemical liquid, where vaporization does heat the internal components and the liquids. 11 The studies on the safety or dangers  ...  Providers must learn more about the dangers of vaping and identify adverse health effects from this practice in patients.  ... 
pmid:32308243 pmcid:PMC7144697 fatcat:5qjhvjtn55agzp6yfekbswacuy

Assessing dangerousness in criminals

P. D. Scott
1977 British Journal of Psychiatry  
at i both their extremities, yet it is in just these for and fed to the diagnostic procedure, and areas that the most important decisions lie. from what different aspects should the problem 9 Existing  ...  tionlsm (sometimes to children, and sometimes all.  ... 
doi:10.1192/bjp.131.2.127 pmid:912214 fatcat:bpuz6u63ivep3eh3qaznunubv4

Sometimes Resigned, Sometimes Conflicted, and Mostly Risk Averse: Primary Care Doctors in India as Street Level Bureaucrats

Sudha Ramani, Lucy Gilson, Muthusamy Sivakami, Nilesh Gawde
2020 International Journal of Health Policy and Management  
Then we used the SLB theoretical framework to categorise and visualise relationships between the extracted themes and deepen the analysis.  ...  Drawing on Lipsky's Street Level Bureaucracy (SLB) theory, we consider doctors not as mechanical implementors of policies, but as having agency to implement modified policies that are better suited to  ...  "The issue is that once you get into the government, there is a danger of you getting institutionalised.  ... 
doi:10.34172/ijhpm.2020.206 pmid:33131227 pmcid:PMC9056139 fatcat:fv7fent5lvcexpy2mft7kkoeqy

The Dangerous Age

G. Stanley Hall
1921 The Pedagogical Seminary  
bore them, but which have a direct bearing on this important problem.  ...  This is akin to the "dangerous age" in women. Life is not a bed of roses for those who have succeeded, for it is sometimes as difficult to retain as it is to achieve success.  ...  The old man prefers to be respectable and righteous, but he does not care if his unrighteousness is known or suspected if it is not made too public.  ... 
doi:10.1080/08919402.1921.10533991 fatcat:ddwz7le6o5hlpfo6y7gsnwssii

Are Management Fashions Dangerous for Organizations?

Gerald Lang, Marc Ohana
2012 International Journal of Business and Management  
On one hand, it analyses academic efforts in this field by undertaking a state of the art; on the other, it explores management fashions' potential danger for organizations by reviewing their characteristics  ...  The fact that contradictory measures are sometimes implemented due to the succession of fashions appears as a danger in this context, but it is a minor one given than each new fashion incorporates some  ...  Consultants' role is also very important albeit ambiguous.  ... 
doi:10.5539/ijbm.v7n20p81 fatcat:xhi6ghm6kbcrdp5x7jbsonkwsq

Prehistoric dangers and contemporary prejudices

Mark Schaller, Justin Park, Jason Faulkner
2003 European Review of Social Psychology  
(Barbara Kingsolver, 1995, p. 8) The psychological study of prejudice is often motivated not only by scientific goals, but by practical social goals as well.  ...  This example does not diminish the importance of social identity processes in our understanding of intergroup prejudice, but it does suggest that many other processes are important as well.  ...  Two other aspects of the results are of more immediate conceptual note.  ... 
doi:10.1080/10463280340000036 fatcat:dx6mvb77yng2tkzcfrt6erk7om
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