Kölner Zeitschrift für Soziologie und Sozialpsychologie

Sonderheft
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Publisher: N.A
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Category: Sociology
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Unternehmer als strategische Gruppen

zur sozialen und politischen Funktion von Unternehmern in China und Vietnam
Author: Thomas Heberer
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Business and politics
Page: 482
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Conferences on New Political Economy


Author: Max Albert,Stefan Voigt,Dieter Schmidtchen
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Economics
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The Vitality of Taiwan

Politics, Economics, Society and Culture
Author: S. Tsang
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 113700990X
Category: Social Science
Page: 222
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As a country, Taiwan is one of the most vibrant, exciting, colourful and entrepreneurial on earth. The contributors reveal what underpins the vitality of Taiwan, examining the relevance of its democratic politics, civil society and the presence of an existential threat from China, as well as the importance of its international business nexus.

Dialogue and Creativity

Activity Theory in the Study of Science, Technology and Innovations
Author: Miettinen, Reijo
Publisher: Lehmanns Media
ISBN: 386541673X
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Page: 400
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Beschreibung: This book is a collection of papers in which cultural-historical activity theory (CHAT) is used to study science, technology and innovations. In the 16 chapters of the book an activity theoretical approach is developed through dialogue with the relevant theoretical approaches of science and technology studies, such as actor network theory, symbolic interactionism and Knorr-Cetinas's theory of objectual cultural practice. The book has three parts. The first one comprises empirical studies on creativity and change in research work and innovations. The cases studied include research groups in analytical chemistry, aerosol physics, biotechnology as well as innovations in medical technology by research-based firms. In making sense of the distributed creation, CHAT is put in dialogue with the systemic view of psychology of creativity, the systemic approach in history of technology as well as sociological theories of creativity. The second part compares systematically the similarities and differences between Deweyan pragmatism and CHAT, and shows how they can be used in a complementary way in empirical research. The third part evaluates actor network theory, constructivist conceptions of learning as well as the concept of routine largely used in organizational studies from the position of CHAT. In addition the concept 'object of activity' central in activity theory is discussed and elaborated in two chapters. The autor: Reijo Miettinen is Professor of Adult Education in the University of Helsinki and he was Vice director of the Center for Activity Theory and Developmental Work Research in 1995-2007.

Driving Results Through Social Networks

How Top Organizations Leverage Networks for Performance and Growth
Author: Robert L. Cross,Robert J. Thomas
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470481189
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 240
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Driving Results Through Social Networks shows executives and managers how to obtain substantial performance and innovation impact by better leveraging these traditionally invisible assets. For the past decade, Rob Cross and Robert J. Thomas have worked closely with executives from over a hundred top-level companies and government agencies. In this groundbreaking book, they describe in-depth how these leaders are using network thinking to increase revenues, lower costs, and accelerate innovation.

Handbuch Netzwerkforschung


Author: Christian Stegbauer,Roger Häußling
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 353192575X
Category: Social Science
Page: 966
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Das Buch bietet einen weitreichenden Überblick über Forschungs- und Theoriebereiche in der Netzwerkforschung. Neben einem einführenden Teil zur Geschichte der Netzwerkforschung, zum Selbstverständnis und zu den wichtigsten theoretischen Grundlagen werden Methoden der Netzwerkforschung behandelt. Das wachsende Paradigma wird in immer mehr wissenschaftlichen und anwendungsorientierten Disziplinen als erkenntnisleitendes Prinzip und als Methode eingesetzt. Ein Überblick über viele dieser Felder bildet einen weiteren Schwerpunkt. Das Buch wird ergänzt durch einen Serviceteil, in dem Lehrbücher vorgestellt werden. Das Handbuch wendet sich damit sowohl an Neueinsteiger in die Thematik als auch an Experten. Am Buch sind die wesentlichen Autorinnen und Autoren der deutschsprachigen Netzwerkforschung beteiligt.

Mapping the Sociology of Health and Medicine

America, Britain and Australia Compared
Author: F. Collyer
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137009314
Category: Social Science
Page: 325
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This book studies the sociology of health and medicine across three different countries, the USA, UK and Australia, examining the nature of disciplines and their specialties and posing sociological questions about the formation of intellectual fields and their social relations.

Social Media and Democracy

Innovations in Participatory Politics
Author: Brian D. Loader,Dan Mercea
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136459707
Category: Political Science
Page: 288
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This book critically investigates the complex interaction between social media and contemporary democratic politics, and provides a grounded analysis of the emerging importance of Social media in civic engagement. Social media applications such as Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube, have increasingly been adopted by politicians, political activists and social movements as a means to engage, organize and communicate with citizens worldwide. Drawing on Obama’s Presidential campaign, opposition and protests in the Arab states, and the mobilization of support for campaigns against tuition fee increases and the UK Uncut demonstrations, this book presents evidence-based research and analysis. Renowned international scholars examine the salience of the network as a metaphor for understanding our social world, but also the centrality of the Internet in civic and political networks. Whilst acknowledging the power of social media, the contributors question the claim it is a utopian tool of democracy, and suggests a cautious approach to facilitate more participative democracy is necessary. Providing the most up-to-date analysis of social media, citizenship and democracy, Social Media and Democracy will be of strong interest to students and scholars of Political Science, Social Policy, Sociology, Communication Studies, Computing and Information and Communications Technologies.

Ethical Trade, Gender and Sustainable Livelihoods

Women Smallholders and Ethicality in Kenya
Author: Kiah Smith
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135959617
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 246
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Fair and ethical trade is often criticized for being highly gendered, and for institutionalizing the ethical values of consumers, the priorities of NGOs and governments, and most of all, food retailers. But little is known about how women smallholder farmers experience diverse ethical standards, or whether and how standards reflect their values, local cultural and environmental contexts, or priorities for achieving sustainable livelihoods. Linking gender, smallholder livelihoods and global ethical trade regulations, this book reveals that multiple understandings of social justice, environmental sustainability and well-being – or ethicality – exist in parallel to those institutionalized in ethical trade schemes. Through an in-depth case study of smallholder subsistence and French bean farming in Kenya, the book grounds the analysis of livelihoods, gender and ethical trade in women smallholders’ perspectives, links the macro level of markets with the micro level of livelihoods, and engenders relations of power, structure and agency in food networks. It brings together disparate bodies of theory to illustrate the knowledge, strategies and values of women smallholder farmers that are often beyond the scope of ethical trade regulations. It also provides a challenging new vision for doing food systems research.

Problems of Democratization in China


Author: Thomas G. Lum
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317734025
Category: Political Science
Page: 210
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First published in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Shaping health policy

Case study methods and analysis
Author: Mark Exworthy,Stephen Peckham
Publisher: Policy Press
ISBN: 1447306198
Category: Medical
Page: 368
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This collection examines the role that case-studies play in understanding and explaining British health policy. Overall, the chapters cover the key health policy literatures in terms of the policy process, analytical frameworks and some of the seminal moments of the NHS. They have been written by leading health policy researchers in sociology, social policy, management and organisation studies. The collection explores and promotes the case-study as an under-used method and thereby encourages a more reflective approach to policy learning by practitioners and academics. The book will appeal to under-graduates, post-graduates and academics in social policy, public management and health services research.

Network Analysis and Tourism

From Theory to Practice
Author: Noel Scott,Rodolfo Baggio,Prof. Chris Cooper
Publisher: Channel View Publications
ISBN: 1845413105
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 220
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This book aims to provide a comprehensive review of the contribution of network analysis to the understanding of tourism destinations and organizations. Theoretical and methodological aspects are discussed along with a series of applications. While this is a relatively new approach in the tourism literature, in other social and natural sciences network analysis has a long tradition and has provided important insights for the knowledge of the structure and the dynamics of many complex systems. The study of network structures, both from a quantitative and qualitative point of view, can deliver a number of useful outcomes also for the analysis of tourism destinations and organizations.

Communications


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Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Communication
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Through the Labyrinth

The Truth About How Women Become Leaders
Author: Alice H. Eagly,Linda L. Carli
Publisher: Harvard Business Review Press
ISBN: 1633690237
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 320
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Despite real progress, women remain rare enough in elite positions of power that their presence still evokes a sense of wonder. In Through the Labyrinth, Alice Eagly and Linda Carli examine why women's paths to power remain difficult to traverse. First, Eagly and Carli prove that the glass ceiling is no longer a useful metaphor and offer seven reasons why. They propose the labyrinth as a better image and explain how to navigate through it. This important and practical book addresses such critical questions as: How far have women actually come as leaders? Do stereotypes and prejudices still limit women's opportunities? Do people resist women's leadership more than men's? And, do organisations create obstacles to women who would be leaders?This book's rich analysis is founded on scientific research from psychology, economics, sociology, political science, and management. The authors ground their conclusions in that research and invoke a wealth of engaging anecdotes and personal accounts to illustrate the practical principles that emerge. With excellent leadership in short supply, no group, organisation, or nation can afford to restrict women's access to leadership roles. This book evaluates whether such restrictions are present and, when they are, what we can do to eliminate them.

Interpersonal Social Work Skills for Community Practice


Author: Donna Hardina, PhD
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 0826108121
Category: Social Science
Page: 512
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"Specifically dedicated to the skills that social workers need to advance community practice, this creative book is long overdue. Grounded in the wisdom and evidence of well-honed interpersonal social work skills...Donna Hardina's new text takes community practice to a higher level than ever before developed in book form; indeed she displays the most thorough understanding of research on community practice that I have read in any community practice text."--Journal of Teaching in Social Work Community organization has been a major component of social work practice since the late 19th century. It requires a diverse set of abilities, interpersonal skills being among the most important. This textbook describes the essential interpersonal skills that social workers need in community practice and helps students cultivate them. Drawing from empirical literature on community social work practice and the authorís own experience working with community organizers, the book focuses on developing the macro-level skills that are especially useful for community organizing. It covers relationship-building, interviewing, recruitment, community assessment, facilitating group decision-making and task planning, creating successful interventions, working with organizations, and program evaluation, along with examples of specific applications. For clarity and ease of use, the author employs a framework drawn from a variety of community practice models, including social action and social planning, transformative/popular education and community development approaches, and multicultural and feminist approaches. The text is linked to the competencies outlined in the Council of Social Work Educationís (2008) Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards (EPAS), as well as ethics and values identified in the National Association of Social Workersí (NASW) Code of Ethics, and the International Federation of Social Workersí statement of ethical principles. Most chapters begin with a quote from a community organizer explaining how interpersonal skills are used in practice, and student exercises conclude each chapter. The text also addresses other important skills such as legislative advocacy, lobbying, and supervision. Key Features: Describes the essential skills social workers need in community practice and how to acquire them Includes examples of specific applications drawn from empirical literature and the authorís experience working with community organizers Grounded in social justice, strengths-based, and human rights perspectives Linked to competencies outlined in EPAS and values identified in the NASW Code of Ethics Based on a variety of community practice models

Thamyris Vol 2.2


Author: Nanny M. W. de Vries, Jan Best
Publisher: Rodopi
ISBN: N.A
Category:
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Methods of Social Movement Research


Author: Bert Klandermans,Suzanne Staggenborg
Publisher: U of Minnesota Press
ISBN: 9780816635948
Category: Social Science
Page: 382
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Citing the critical importance of empirical work to social movement research, the editors of this volume have put together the first systematic overview of the major methods used by social movement theorists. Original chapters cover the range of techniques: surveys, formal models, discourse analysis, in-depth interviews, participant observation, case studies, network analysis, historical methods, protest event analysis, macro-organizational analysis, and comparative politics. Each chapter includes a methodological discussion, examples of studies employing the method, an examination of its strengths and weaknesses, and practical guidelines for its application.

Women's Work, Men's Cultures

Overcoming Resistance and Changing Organizational Cultures
Author: Sarah Rutherford
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 0230307477
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 250
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Corporate diversity programs often fail because of resistance in workplace culture. The author sets out an approach to real change by analysing the role of organisational cultures in marginalising women workers. Based on academic research, case studies and interviews, the author presents a new model for changing organisational culture

Historical Social Research


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Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Social history
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