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The Rise of Statistical Thinking, 1820-1900

The Rise of Statistical Thinking, 1820-1900

Theodore M. Porter

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780691208428
eISBN:
9780691210520
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691208428.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This book explores the history of statistics from the field's origins in the nineteenth century through to the factors that produced the burst of modern statistical innovation in the early twentieth ... More

Trust in NumbersThe Pursuit of Objectivity in Science and Public Life

Trust in Numbers: The Pursuit of Objectivity in Science and Public Life

Theodore M. Porter

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780691208411
eISBN:
9780691210544
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691208411.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

What accounts for the prestige of quantitative methods? The usual answer is that quantification is desirable in social investigation as a result of its successes in science. This book questions ... More

Nathalie SarrauteA Life Between

Nathalie Sarraute: A Life Between

Ann Jefferson

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780691197876
eISBN:
9780691201924
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691197876.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

A leading exponent of the nouveau roman, Nathalia Sarraute (1900–1999) was also one of France's most cosmopolitan literary figures, and her life was bound up with the intellectual and political ... More

The Chapel of Princeton University

The Chapel of Princeton University

Richard Stillwell

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780691195209
eISBN:
9780691211657
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691195209.001.0001
Subject:
Architecture, Architectural History

Like the medieval English cathedrals that inspired it, the Princeton University Chapel is an architectural achievement designed to evoke wonder, awe, and reflection. This book is the essential ... More

The Political Economy of the Special RelationshipAnglo-American Development from the Gold Standard to the Financial Crisis

The Political Economy of the Special Relationship: Anglo-American Development from the Gold Standard to the Financial Crisis

Jeremy Green

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780691197326
eISBN:
9780691201610
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691197326.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

This book studies how America's global financial power was created and shaped through its special relationship with Britain. The rise of global finance in the latter half of the twentieth century has ... More

Electoral Violence, Corruption, and Political Order

Electoral Violence, Corruption, and Political Order

Sarah Birch

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780691203621
eISBN:
9780691203645
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691203621.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Throughout their history, political elections have been threatened by conflict, and the use of force has in the past several decades been an integral part of electoral processes in a significant ... More

Governing the Urban in China and IndiaLand Grabs, Slum Clearance, and the War on Air Pollution

Governing the Urban in China and India: Land Grabs, Slum Clearance, and the War on Air Pollution

Xuefei Ren

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780691203393
eISBN:
9780691203416
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691203393.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

Urbanization is rapidly overtaking China and India, the two most populous countries in the world. One-sixth of humanity now lives in either a Chinese or Indian city. This transformation has unleashed ... More

Unhealthy PoliticsThe Battle over Evidence-Based Medicine

Unhealthy Politics: The Battle over Evidence-Based Medicine

Eric M. Patashnik, Alan S. Gerber, and Conor M. Dowling

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780691203225
eISBN:
9780691208565
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691203225.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

The U.S. medical system is touted as the most advanced in the world, yet many common treatments are not based on sound science. This book sheds new light on why the government's response to this ... More

The Joshua GenerationIsraeli Occupation and the Bible

The Joshua Generation: Israeli Occupation and the Bible

Rachel Havrelock

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780691198934
eISBN:
9780691201498
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691198934.001.0001
Subject:
History, Middle East History

No biblical text has been more central to the politics of modern Israel than the Book of Joshua. Named after a military leader who became the successor to Moses, it depicts the march of the ancient ... More

Metrics at WorkJournalism and the Contested Meaning of Algorithms

Metrics at Work: Journalism and the Contested Meaning of Algorithms

Angele Christin

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780691175232
eISBN:
9780691200002
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691175232.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

When the news moved online, journalists suddenly learned what their audiences actually liked, through algorithmic technologies that scrutinize web traffic and activity. Has this advent of audience ... More

Western Europe's Democratic Age1945-1968

Western Europe's Democratic Age: 1945-1968

Martin Conway

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780691203485
eISBN:
9780691204604
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691203485.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

What happened in the years following World War II to create a democratic revolution in the western half of Europe? This book provides an innovative new account of how a stable, durable, and ... More

The Deportation MachineAmerica's Long History of Expelling Immigrants

The Deportation Machine: America's Long History of Expelling Immigrants

Adam Goodman

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780691182155
eISBN:
9780691201993
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691182155.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Constant headlines about deportations, detention camps, and border walls drive urgent debates about immigration and what it means to be an American in the twenty-first century. This book traces the ... More

Forgiveness WorkMercy, Law, and Victims' Rights in Iran

Forgiveness Work: Mercy, Law, and Victims' Rights in Iran

Arzoo Osanloo

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780691172040
eISBN:
9780691201535
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691172040.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

Iran's criminal courts are notorious for meting out severe sentences—according to Amnesty International, the country has the world's highest rate of capital punishment per capita. Less known to ... More

W. Arthur Lewis and the Birth of Development Economics

W. Arthur Lewis and the Birth of Development Economics

Robert L. Tignor

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780691202617
eISBN:
9780691204246
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691202617.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

W. Arthur Lewis was one of the foremost intellectuals, economists, and political activists of the twentieth century. This book, the first intellectual biography of Lewis, traces Lewis's life from its ... More

France before 1789The Unraveling of an Absolutist Regime

France before 1789: The Unraveling of an Absolutist Regime

Jon Elster

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780691149813
eISBN:
9780691200927
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691149813.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This book traces the historical origins of France's National Constituent Assembly of 1789, providing a vivid portrait of the ancien régime and its complex social system in the decades before the ... More

A Hierarchy of Turing DegreesA Transfinite Hierarchy of Lowness Notions in the Computably Enumerable Degrees, Unifying Classes, and Natural Definability (AMS-206)

A Hierarchy of Turing Degrees: A Transfinite Hierarchy of Lowness Notions in the Computably Enumerable Degrees, Unifying Classes, and Natural Definability (AMS-206)

Rod Downey and Noam Greenberg

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780691199665
eISBN:
9780691200217
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691199665.001.0001
Subject:
Mathematics, Logic / Computer Science / Mathematical Philosophy

Computability theory is a branch of mathematical logic and computer science that has become increasingly relevant in recent years. The field has developed growing connections in diverse areas of ... More

Political EntrepreneursThe Rise of Challenger Parties in Europe

Political Entrepreneurs: The Rise of Challenger Parties in Europe

Catherine E. De Vries and Sara B. Hobolt

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780691194752
eISBN:
9780691206547
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691194752.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Challenger parties are on the rise in Europe, exemplified by the likes of Podemos in Spain, the National Rally in France, the Alternative for Germany, or the Brexit Party in Great Britain. Like ... More

What Are Jews For?History, Peoplehood, and Purpose

What Are Jews For?: History, Peoplehood, and Purpose

Adam Sutcliffe

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780691188805
eISBN:
9780691201931
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691188805.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

What is the purpose of Jews in the world? The Bible singles out the Jews as God's “chosen people,” but the significance of this special status has been understood in many different ways over the ... More

Christian Globalism at HomeChild Sponsorship in the United States

Christian Globalism at Home: Child Sponsorship in the United States

Hillary Kaell

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780691201467
eISBN:
9780691201474
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691201467.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Sociology of Religion

Child sponsorship emerged from nineteenth-century Protestant missions to become one of today's most profitable private fundraising tools in organizations including World Vision, Compassion ... More

The Poet's Mistake

The Poet's Mistake

Erica McAlpine

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780691203492
eISBN:
9780691203768
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691203492.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

Keats mixed up Cortez and Balboa. Heaney misremembered the name of one of Wordsworth's lakes. Poetry—even by the greats—is rife with mistakes. This book gathers together for the first time numerous ... More

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