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Overview page. Subjects: Medicine and Health.

adj. possessing the ability to respond to a stimulus. The cells of the retina, for example, are sensitive to the stimulus of light and respond by sending nerve impulses to the...

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Historical Antecedents of the Field

Roland Robertson.

in The Oxford Handbook of Global Studies

December 2018; p ublished online December 2018 .

Article. Subjects: Political Sociology. 7128 words.

This chapter discusses some major historical antecedents of the field of global studies. It is argued that historical reflection requires a “way of thinking” that is sensitive to a holistic...

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Historical Sociology

John M. Hobson, George Lawson and Justin Rosenberg.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of International Studies

March 2010; p ublished online January 2018 .

Article. Subjects: Political Sociology. 11536 words.

Over the past 20 years, historical sociology in international relations (HSIR) has contributed to a number of debates, ranging from examination of the origins of the modern states system to...

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Worldview Analysis

Mona Kanwal Sheikh.

in The Oxford Handbook of Global Studies

December 2018; p ublished online December 2018 .

Article. Subjects: Political Sociology; Social Theory. 7989 words.

In a global era, the challenge for worldview analysis is to embrace both a context-sensitive and a culturally sensitive approach to concepts and ideas. This chapter identifies solid methods...

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