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Overview page. Subjects: Warfare and Defence — Maritime History.

Of a ship, to sink at sea, generally understood to be by the flooding of its hull either through springing a leak or through striking a rock. Other causes of a ship sinking, such as...

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The Political Thought of the American Founders

Alan Gibson.

in Political Science

P ublished online March 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Politics; Comparative Politics; Political Institutions; Political Methodology; Political Theory. 24144 words.

The historical importance of the American founders as revolutionaries and state builders and the significance of their ideas in constitutional interpretation and contemporary political...

Macmillan, Douglas (1884–1969), civil servant and charity founder

Timothy J. Hunt.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture; UK Politics; Political Institutions. 1017 words.

Macmillan, Douglas (1884–1969), civil servant and charity founder, was born on 10 August 1884 at 12 Cumnock Terrace, Castle Cary, Somerset, the seventh of eight children of William...

Harriott, John (1745–1817), magistrate and a founder of the Thames police

Ruth Paley.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Law; Criminology and Criminal Justice; Political Institutions; Public Administration. 1247 words.

Harriott, John (1745–1817), magistrate and a founder of the Thames police, was born on 14 June 1745 at Broomhills, Great Stambridge, Essex. His father was a seafarer whose forebears had...

Brise, Sir Evelyn John Ruggles- (1857–1935), prison administrator and founder of the Borstal system

Philip Priestley.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Political Institutions; Public Administration; Law; Criminology and Criminal Justice. 1393 words.

Brise, Sir Evelyn John Ruggles- (1857–1935), prison administrator and founder of the Borstal system, was born on 6 December 1857 at Spains Hall, Finchingfield, Essex, the second son of Sir...

Dawson, Margaret Mary Damer (1873–1920), a founder of the Women's Police Service

David Doughan.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Political Institutions; Public Administration; Law; Criminology and Criminal Justice. 1047 words.

Dawson, Margaret Mary Damer (1873–1920), a founder of the Women's Police Service, was born at 1 York Road, Hove, Sussex, on 12 June 1873, the daughter of Richard Dawson (b. 1829/30), a...

Colquhoun, Patrick (1745–1820), magistrate and a founder of the Thames police

Ruth Paley.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Law; Criminology and Criminal Justice; Political Institutions; Public Administration. 1738 words.

Colquhoun, Patrick (1745–1820), magistrate and a founder of the Thames police, and his twin, Ann, were born on 14 March 1745 in Dumbarton. Their parents, Adam Colquhoun (1711–c.1755),...

Fisher, Sir Antony George Anson (1915–1988), entrepreneur and founder of think-tanks

Norman McCord.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Political Institutions; Public Administration; Business and Management. 1013 words.

Fisher, Sir Antony George Anson (1915–1988), entrepreneur and founder of think-tanks, was born at 23 Launceston Place, Kensington, London, on 28 June 1915, the elder son of George Kenneth...

Mildmay, Sir Walter (1520/21–1589), administrator and founder of Emmanuel College, Cambridge

L. L. Ford.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; Political Institutions; Public Administration. 7585 words.

Mildmay, Sir Walter (1520/21–1589), administrator and founder of Emmanuel College, Cambridge, was born in 1520 or 1521 (a portrait of him painted in 1574 states his age to be fifty-three),...

McNachtane, John, of Dundarave (d. 1773), customs official and founder of the Beggar's Benison

David Stevenson.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Political Institutions; Public Administration. 476 words.

McNachtane, John, of Dundarave (d. 1773), customs official and founder of the Beggar's Benison, was the second son of John McNachtane of Dundarave, Argyll (d. in or after 1711) and Isobel,...

Brome, Adam (d. 1332), administrator and first founder of Oriel College, Oxford

Jeremy Catto.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture; Political Institutions; Public Administration. 875 words.

Brome, Adam (d. 1332), administrator and first founder of Oriel College, Oxford, was probably the son of Thomas of Brome, who took his name from Brome near Eye in Suffolk; according to the...

Elphinstone, William (1431–1514), administrator, bishop of Aberdeen, and founder of the University of Aberdeen

Leslie J. Macfarlane.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Roman Catholicism, Roman Catholic Church; Education; Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture; Political Institutions; Public Administration; UK Politics. 2082 words.

Elphinstone, William (1431–1514), administrator, bishop of Aberdeen, and founder of the University of Aberdeen, was probably born in Glasgow. His father, also named William, was a younger...

Merton, Walter of (c. 1205–1277), administrator, bishop of Rochester, and founder of Merton College, Oxford

G. H. Martin.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Roman Catholicism, Roman Catholic Church; Education; Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture; UK Politics; Political Institutions; Public Administration. 2057 words.

Merton, Walter of (c. 1205–1277), administrator, bishop of Rochester, and founder of Merton College, Oxford, was the son of William Cook (le Kuk, le Keu) of Basingstoke, Hampshire, and in...

Wykeham, William (c. 1324–1404), bishop of Winchester, administrator, and founder of Winchester College and New College, Oxford

Peter Partner.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: UK Politics; Roman Catholicism, Roman Catholic Church; Political Institutions; Public Administration. 4818 words.

Wykeham, William (c. 1324–1404), bishop of Winchester, administrator, and founder of Winchester College and New College, Oxford, was the son of John Long, a man of free condition from...

Fox [Foxe], Richard (1447/8–1528), administrator, bishop of Winchester, and founder of Corpus Christi College, Oxford

C. S. L. Davies.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Roman Catholicism, Roman Catholic Church; Education; Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture; Political Institutions; Public Administration. 6421 words.

Fox [Foxe], Richard (1447/8–1528), administrator, bishop of Winchester, and founder of Corpus Christi College, Oxford, was born at Pullocks Manor, Ropsley, near Grantham, Lincolnshire. He...

We the Peoples: The Promise of the United Nations

Jussi M. Hanhimäki.

in The United Nations

October 2008; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Political Institutions. 2081 words.

What was the purpose of the United Nations? First, it was to safeguard peace and security. Second it was to restore faith in human rights. Third, to uphold respect for international law....

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World Society, World-Polity Theory, and International Relations

John Boli, Selina Gallo-Cruz and Matt Mathias.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of International Studies

January 2011; p ublished online January 2018 .

Article. Subjects: Political Institutions. 14924 words.

World-polity theory is a widely used sociological perspective for the analysis of world culture, organization, and change. Also known as world-society theory, global neo-institutionalism,...

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Historical Theories of International Relations

Joseph MacKay and Christopher David LaRoche.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of International Studies

Article. Subjects: Political Institutions. 335 words.

This is an advance summary of a forthcoming article in the Oxford Research Encyclopedia of International Studies. Please check back later for the full article.

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Religion in American Political Thought

Jonathan Keller.

in Political Science

P ublished online September 2014 .

Article. Subjects: Politics; Comparative Politics; Political Institutions; Political Methodology; Political Theory. 8599 words.

Since the settlement of the Plymouth Colony in 1620, American political thought has been deeply influenced by religious texts and ideas. As early as the 17th century, there were differences...

Mossell, Nathan Francis

Robert C. Hayden.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Medicine and Health; Political Institutions; Public Administration. 1187 words.

Mossell, Nathan Francis (27 July 1856–27 October 1946), physician and hospital founder and administrator, was born in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, the son of Aaron Mossell, a brick...

Manning, Isaac Hall

Donald L. Madison.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Medicine and Health; Political Institutions; Public Administration. 1536 words.

Manning, Isaac Hall (14 September 1866–12 February 1946), physician, medical educator, and medical care administrator, was born in Pittsboro, North Carolina, the son of John Manning, a...