The Benefit of Broad Horizons

Intellectual and Institutional Preconditions for a Global Social Science
Author: Hans Joas,Barbro Klein
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9004192840
Category: History
Page: 434
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More than perhaps anybody else in the world, the Swedish social scientist Björn Wittrock has contributed - both on the intellectual and institutional level - to making a truly global science possible. This book is devoted to an appreciation of his contributions.

Sukzession in Religionen

Autorisierung, Legitimierung, Wissenstransfer
Author: Almut-Barbara Renger,Markus Witte
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
ISBN: 3110431793
Category: Religion
Page: 623
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Der Band bietet einen Überblick über Sukzession in Religionen als Mittel der Legitimation von Autorität und Wissen sowie über die mit Sukzessionen verbundene Ausbreitung von Wissen. An einzelnen regional und sozial differenzierten Fallbeispielen aus der Zeit vom 2. Jt. v. Chr. bis ins 16. Jh. n. Chr. werden Nachfolgestrukturen typologisch klassifiziert und erörtert. Der geographische Horizont spannt sich vom Mittelmeerraum bis nach Japan. Der Schwerpunkt liegt auf Religionen, die über eine Kette von Amtsinhabern verfügen, die bis auf eine mythische, literarisch fiktive oder historisch greifbare Gründerfigur zurückgeht und mittels oder zwecks Autoritätslegitimierung Wissen, Befähigung u.a. weitergibt. Bei der Nachzeichnung dieser Weitergaben lassen sich Individuen und Gruppen in Raum und Zeit verorten und die Konstruktion von Identitäten einzelner Dynastien, Kasten oder Schulen aufweisen. Die in diesem Band gesammelten religionssoziologischen und religionsgeschichtlichen Studien erhellen grundsätzlich den Zusammenhang von Wissen, Autorität und Personalität und thematisieren speziell Wissensketten und -netzwerke in Religionen der Antike und des Alten Orients sowie in Judentum, Christentum, Islam, Hinduismus, Buddhismus und Daoismus.

Staatstätigkeiten, Parteien und Demokratie

Festschrift für Manfred G. Schmidt
Author: Klaus Armingeon
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3658018534
Category: Political Science
Page: 647
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Manfred G. Schmidt ist einer der führenden Politikwissenschaftler Europas. Drei Themen bilden Schwerpunkte in seinem reichhaltigen Werk. Machen Parteien einen Unterschied für das staatliche Handeln? Diese Frage bildet den ersten Schwerpunkt seines Schaffens: In welchen Politikbereichen und unter welchen Bedingungen schlägt sich die Regierungsbeteiligung einer Partei in unterschiedlichen Staatstätigkeiten nieder? Der zweite Schwerpunkt ist die Demokratietheorie. Hier geht es ihm um eine vergleichende Rekonstruktion und Evaluation der verschiedenen Demokratietheorien. Die Arbeiten von Manfred G. Schmidt sind grundsätzlich international vergleichend angelegt. Dennoch galt seine besondere Aufmerksamkeit den politischen Systemen Deutschlands. Dies ist der dritte Schwerpunkt. Die Analyse der politischen Institutionen, des Parteienwettbewerbs und der wohlfahrtsstaatlichen Entwicklung in Deutschland seit dem 19. Jahrhundert waren Gegenstand von vielen Monographien und Aufsätzen. Er betonte insbesondere die Interaktionen von Institutionen und Parteien, die die Bundesrepublik Deutschland auf einem ‚mittleren Weg’ hielten – und schloss damit sowohl an seine international vergleichenden Analysen der Sozial-, Wirtschafts-, Bildungs- und Arbeitsmarktpolitik als auch an seine demokratietheoretischen Überlegungen an. Die Beiträge der Festschrift setzen sich mit dem Werk von Manfred G. Schmidt auseinander. Sie würdigen kritisch seine Verdienste, nehmen seine Befunden und Fragestellungen auf und führen sie in empirischen oder theoretisch-konzeptionellen Analysen weiter.​

Social Theory and Regional Studies in the Global Age


Author: Saïd Amir Arjomand
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 1438451598
Category: Political Science
Page: 496
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A pioneering approach to social theory that rectifies overreliance on Western historical experience of development and modernization. In this pioneering volume, leading international scholars argue for the development of a new approach to social theory that draws on regional studies for the conduct of comparative analysis in the global age. Social Theory and Regional Studies in the Global Age moves beyond facile generalizations based on the historical experience of modernization in the West by highlighting differences rather than similarities and contrasts rather than commonalities, and by examining civilizational processes and culturally specific developmental patterns distinctive of different world regions. Essays combine comparative and historical sociology with civilizational analysis and the study of multiple and alternative modernities. Different patterns of modernization are compared within the framework of global/local compressed communication and interaction that results from globalization. The introductory chapter puts the present effort in the context of the seminal work of three generations of comparative sociologists, and what follows is a penetrating analysis of modernization and globality, opening the way for rectifying the erasure of the historical experience of a very sizeable portion of humankind from the foundation of social theory.

New Horizons in Media Psychology

Research Cooperation and Projects in Europe
Author: Peter Winterhoff-Spurk,Tom H. A. van der Voort
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3663108996
Category: Social Science
Page: 222
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Technische und ökonomische Entwicklungen im Medienbereich setzen sich über nationale Grenzen hinweg durch, gelegentlich gilt dies auch für Medieninhalte und -formate. Die europäische Medienforschung im allgemeinen und damit auch die Medienpsychologie entwickelt sich bis heute jedoch zumeist noch im nationalen Rahmen. Erste Schritte zur Überwindung dieser unbefriedigenden Lage werden seit einigen Jahren von namhaften Medienpsychologen aus zahlreichen Ländern unternommen. Die in diesem Band versammelten Beiträge vermitteln dem Leser ein repräsentatives Bild von vielversprechenden Kooperationsmöglichkeiten wie auch von bereits bestehenden Kooperationsabsichten und gewähren ihm zugleich einen Einblick in den interessanten, wenngleich langwierigen Prozeß der europäischen Integration im Bereich der Medienforschung. Technical and economical developments in the media spread increasingly beyond national borders. Occasionally this also applies to the contents and formats of media. Yet research in general and also in the field of media psychology is done on an entirely national scale. Results, methods and theories of research in Europe are very often acknowledged only when they are published in American journals. In the present volume, well-known media psychologists from several European countries discuss new perspectives and schemes for cooperation on subjects such as content analysis, parasocial interaction with TV characters, television and language, and the impact of TV broadcasts on the audience, thus preparing the ground for further integration in the research of media in Europe.

Bericht


Author: Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin für Sozialforschung
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Social sciences
Page: N.A
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West's federal supplement. Second series


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: N.A
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Manufacturing and Investment Around the World

An International Survey of Factors Affecting Growth & Performance
Author: Industrial Systems Research
Publisher: Industrial Systems Research
ISBN: 0906321255
Category: Economic development
Page: 102
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This book provides a comprehensive survey & analysis of factors affecting manufacturing growth, performance, & investment. The main focuses are on the nature & sources of the considerable variations that occur cross-nationally in levels of manufacturing & wider industrial-economic growth; in competitiveness; & in attractiveness to foreign direct investors. The study begins with an overview of existing published research on general manufacturing development before turning to particular key aspects of the process. Production & investment in a range of Western & non-Western countries is compared; & case studies are presented of growth & performance in individual major industries & market-economic sectors.

Handbook of Research on New Venture Creation


Author: Kevin Hindle,Kim Klyver
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
ISBN: 085793306X
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 416
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This comprehensive Handbook provides an essential analysis of new venture creation research. the eminent contributors critically discuss and explore the current literature as well as suggest improvements to the field. They reveal a strong sense of both the 'state-of-the-art' (what has and has not been done in new venture creation research) and the 'state-of-the-could-be' (future directions the field should take to improve knowledge). the Handbook comprises nineteen chapters divided into four main sections: setting the agenda; theoretical perspectives; data and measurements; and new venture creation through contextual lenses. This path-breaking Handbook has allowed experienced new venture researchers to tell the world not only where the field has been, but also where it should be going. Their responses have provided an insightful and stimulating resource that will be of great practical value to researchers working in this vital and rapidly expanding subject. Students and practitioners interested in understanding leading edge thinking in the field of new venture creation will also find this Handbook invaluable.

Public Real Estate Markets and Investments


Author: H. Kent Baker,Peter Chinloy
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199993297
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 672
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Real estate is typically classified as an alternative to more traditional investments such as stocks and bonds. Real estate investing involves the purchase, ownership, management, rental, or sale of real estate for profit. Real estate investments can be both income producing and non-income producing. Although real estate can produce income like a bond and appreciate like a stock, this tangible asset has several unique characteristics as well as advantages and disadvantages relative to other investment alternatives. Benefits of including real estate in a portfolio include diversification, yield enhancement, risk reduction, tax management, and inflation hedging. Unlike traditional investments, investors in real estate have the ability to influence performance. Real estate has drawbacks in that it requires management, is costly and difficult to buy, sell, and operate, and sometimes has lower liquidity. Additionally, measuring the relative performance of real estate can be challenging. The purpose of this 14-chapter book is to provide an overview and synthesis of public real estate markets and investments in a global context. The book discusses the major types and the latest trends within public real estate markets and presents the results of research studies in a straightforward manner. It has three sections: (1) foundations of public real estate, (2) public debt markets and investments, and (3) public equity markets and investments. The book should be interest to various groups including academics, practitioners, investors, and students. Readers should gain a greater appreciation of what is needed for success when investing in public real estate markets. For more information about private real estate, read Private Real Estate Markets and Investments.

The Global Lincoln


Author: Richard Carwardine,Jay Sexton
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199831505
Category: History
Page: 344
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Perhaps more than any other American, Abraham Lincoln has become a global figure, one who spoke--and continues to speak--to people across the world. Karl Marx judged Lincoln "the single-minded son of the working class"; Tolstoy reported his fame in the Caucasus; Tomas Masaryk, the first president of Czechoslovakia, drew strength as "the Lincoln of Central Europe"; racially-mixed, republican "Lincoln brigades" fought in the Spanish Civil War; and, more recently, statesmen ranging from Gordon Brown to Pervez Musharraf to Barack Obama have invoked Lincoln in support of their respective agendas. This fascinating volume brings together leading historians from around the world to explore Lincoln's international legacy. The authors examine the meaning and image of Lincoln in many places and across continents, ranging from Germany to Japan, India to Ireland, Africa and Asia to Argentina and the American South. The book reveals that at the heart of Lincoln's global celebrity were his political principles, his record of successful executive leadership in wartime, his role as the "Great Emancipator," and his resolute defense of popular government. Yet the "Global Lincoln" has been a malleable and protean figure, one who is forever being redefined to meet the needs of those who invoke him. The first study of Lincoln's global legacy, this book tells the unknown and remarkable story of the world-wide impact of one of America's great presidents.

Social Work With Groups

Expanding Horizons
Author: Stanley Wenocur
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317940075
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 230
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Social Work With Groups describes continuity and change in group work. It revisits the theoretical ideas of group work and group work topics of the past decade, focusing on the continuity of group work theory and practice. At the same time it emphasizes the need for change to more effectively work with deal with people in new groups in need--people with AIDS, gangs, persons in grief, and minorities, as well as groups always in need but now with new and additional needs--families, children, adolescents. This book deals with how to meet the needs of existing and emerging populations. It shows a good combination of theory and practice of group work in a variety of settings and using traditional techniques with new groups. Chapters in this book revisit the theoretical ideas of group work such as stages of development and the question of self-determination in groups. The sections of theory are the basis for the more practical emphasis of what today’s group worker is doing and how they are doing it. Social Work With Groups is very practice oriented. As such, anybody who uses groups to help people will find much to read and reflect upon. With its across-the-board appeal, persons new to group work will delight in the practical information, and experienced group workers will find the revisiting of the issues a helpful and refreshing approach. Clinical social workers and faculty with an interest in theory and theoretical approaches to group work will appreciate the theory addressed in the book. Social change oriented practitioners searching for new methods of empowerment among the people will find helpful suggestions in this book for social, political, and grassroots activism.

Age Shock

How Finance is Failing Us
Author: Robin Blackburn
Publisher: Verso
ISBN: 9781844670130
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 328
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The last few years have shown how badly the financial services industry performs as a custodian of savings and pension funds. The "skimming" of US mutual funds, the see-saw of the stock markets and a string of business scandals from Enron to Parmalat have wiped billions from the savings of employees on both sides of the Atlantic. They have also exposed the absence of responsibility at the heart of what Robin Blackburn calls 'grey capitalism.' Here, Blackburn takes forward the argument of his acclaimed Banking on Death and explains why attempts to meet the costs of the ageing society through a proliferation of financial products are doomed to fail and have a host of unfortunate side-effects. In fact, 'financial engineering,' as it is called, has enabled corporations to escape taxation while allowing a new breed of chief executive to accumulate extravagant fortunes at the expense of shareholder and employee alike. The author does not just expose problems, however; he also explores solutions. Blackburn identifies new sources of pension finance–especially ways of ensuring that corporations make a real contribution–and sketches the shape of a progressive and responsible pension fund regime, embracing all citizens and accountable to them.

Universal Access. Theoretical Perspectives, Practice, and Experience

7th ERCIM International Workshop on User Interfaces for All, Paris, France, October 24-25, 2002, Revised Papers
Author: Noelle Carbonell,European Research Consortium for Informatics and Mathematics,ERCIM Workshop on User Interfaces for All (7 : 2002 : Paris)
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3540008551
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 534
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This book constitutes the thoroughly refereed post-proceedings of the 7th ERCIM Workshop on User Interfaces for All, held in Paris, France, in October 2002. The 40 revised full papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected during two rounds of refereeing and revision. The papers are organized in topical sections on user interfaces for all: accessibility issues, user interfaces for all: design and assessment, towards an information society for all, novel interaction paradigms: new modalities and dialogue style, novel interaction paradigms: accessibility issues, and mobile computing: design and evaluation.

A Stone in Heaven

A Flandry Book
Author: Poul Anderson
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0575108886
Category: Fiction
Page: 256
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This is the culmination of the greatest adventure series in the history of science fiction. With 'A Stone in Heaven' Poul Anderson has brought the career of Dominic Flandry full cycle. From the beginning Flandry has piece by piece mortgaged his soul that the long night of galactic barbarism might be held off just a little longer. Now, face to face with his personal long night, Flandry is offered one last chance for love and honour in a universe he has come to believe holds neither...

The Current Digest of the Soviet Press


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Russian newspapers
Page: N.A
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New Horizons in Electrochemical Science and Technology


Author: Committee on Electrochemical aspects of Energy Conservation and Production,National Materials Advisory Board,Commission on Engineering and Technical Systems,Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences,National Research Council
Publisher: National Academies Press
ISBN: 0309581826
Category: Science
Page: 140
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Modern technology depends heavily on advances in the electrochemical field, but this field may not be receiving the research attention and funding it needs. This new book addresses this issue. It reviews the status of current electrchemical knowledge, recommends areas of future research and development, identifies new technological opportunities in electrochemistry, delineates opportunities for interdisciplinary research, and outlines the socioeconomic impact of electrochemical advances.

Competitive Advantage of Nations

Creating and Sustaining Superior Performance
Author: Michael E. Porter
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781451651492
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 896
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Now beyond its eleventh printing and translated into twelve languages, Michael Porter’s The Competitive Advantage of Nations has changed completely our conception of how prosperity is created and sustained in the modern global economy. Porter’s groundbreaking study of international competitiveness has shaped national policy in countries around the world. It has also transformed thinking and action in states, cities, companies, and even entire regions such as Central America. Based on research in ten leading trading nations, The Competitive Advantage of Nations offers the first theory of competitiveness based on the causes of the productivity with which companies compete. Porter shows how traditional comparative advantages such as natural resources and pools of labor have been superseded as sources of prosperity, and how broad macroeconomic accounts of competitiveness are insufficient. The book introduces Porter’s “diamond,” a whole new way to understand the competitive position of a nation (or other locations) in global competition that is now an integral part of international business thinking. Porter's concept of “clusters,” or groups of interconnected firms, suppliers, related industries, and institutions that arise in particular locations, has become a new way for companies and governments to think about economies, assess the competitive advantage of locations, and set public policy. Even before publication of the book, Porter’s theory had guided national reassessments in New Zealand and elsewhere. His ideas and personal involvement have shaped strategy in countries as diverse as the Netherlands, Portugal, Taiwan, Costa Rica, and India, and regions such as Massachusetts, California, and the Basque country. Hundreds of cluster initiatives have flourished throughout the world. In an era of intensifying global competition, this pathbreaking book on the new wealth of nations has become the standard by which all future work must be measured.

Annual Report - Geological Survey of Western Australia


Author: Geological Survey of Western Australia
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Geology
Page: N.A
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