The Desire for Change 2004 2007

DESIRE. FOR. CHANGE,. 20042007. PROFESSOR TOM FRAME AM has been a naval officer, Anglican Bishop to the Defence Force, a member of the Australian War Memorial Council and various ethics oversight bodies, and a theological college ...

Author: Tom Frame

Publisher: NewSouth Publishing

ISBN: 9781742244136

Category: Political Science

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The Liberal-National Party Coalition was elected to office on 2 March 1996 and continued in power until 3 December 2007 making John Howard the second-longest serving Australian Prime Minister. This book is the final in a four-volume series examining the four Howard Governments. Contributors to each of these volumes are asked to focus critically on the Coalition's policies and performance to reveal the Howard Government's shortcomings and failures. The aim of each of these volumes is to be analytical rather than celebratory (although giving praise where due), to create an atmosphere of open and balanced inquiry, including among those who contributed to the history being examined while making the most of the passage of time – that is, writing with the benefit of hindsight. The fourth volume covers the period October 2004 to November 2007 and examines the Opposition leadership of Mark Latham, the Coalition's gaining control of the Senate, changes to the social welfare policy and provision, the advent of WorkChoices, the progress of Indigenous Reconciliation and the Northern Territory intervention, succession tensions between John Howard and Peter Costello, the 'Kevin 07' campaign, the election that saw the Coalition lose office and the Prime Minister his seat in parliament, and the longer-term legacies of the Howard years.
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Qualitative Inquiry and the Politics of Advocacy

... and so forth (see, e.g., Alterman, 2004, 2009; Alterman & Greem, 2004; Bageant, 2007; Dean, 2007; Frank, 2005, 2008; Goldberg, 2007, 2009; ... Hope is the desire to dream, the desire to change, the desire to improve human existence.

Author: Norman K Denzin

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781315421438

Category: Psychology

Page: 264

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The plenary volume from the Seventh International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry (2011) examines the politics of advocacy and the context in which scholars are encouraged to pursue social justice agendas, be human rights advocates, and do work that honors the core values of human dignity and freedom from fear and violence. Contributions from many of the world's leading qualitative researchers in communications, education, sociology, and related disciplines address topics including community research, transformative education, and researcher ethics, and guide the field toward an engaged, activist research agenda.
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The Changing Role of the Interpreter

The interpreter performs three roles in interpreter-mediated interactions—not consecutively or alternately but simultaneously: observer, participant and agent of change (cf. Bahadır 2004, 2007, 2008a, 2010, 2011).

Author: Marta Biagini

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317220237

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 264

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This volume provides a critical examination of quality in the interpreting profession by deconstructing the complex relationship between professional norms and ethical considerations in a variety of sociocultural contexts. Over the past two decades the profession has compelled scholars and practitioners to take into account numerous factors concerning the provision and fulfilment of interpreting. Building on ideas that began to take shape during an international conference on interpreter-mediated interactions, commemorating Miriam Shlesinger, held in Rome in 2013, the book explores some of these issues by looking at the notion of quality through interpreters’ self-awareness of norms at work across a variety of professional settings, contextualising norms and quality in relation to ethical behaviour in everyday practice. Contributions from top researchers in the field create a comprehensive picture of the dynamic role of the interpreter as it has evolved, with key topics revisited by the addition of new contributions from established scholars in the field, fostering discussion and further reflection on important issues in the field of interpreting. This volume will be key reading for scholars, researchers, and graduate students in interpreting and translation studies, pragmatics, discourse analysis, and multilingualism.
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The Role of Organisational Change Management in Offshore Outsourcing of Information Technology Services

The pressures for change increasingly come from rapid developments in the external environment in which the organisation is ... time separation, and organisational differences, all of which influence decision‐making (Clott, 2007).

Author: T. R. Ramanathan

Publisher: Universal-Publishers

ISBN: 9781599427096

Category: Business & Economics

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This research study seeks to understand the nature of organisational change with respect to offshore outsourcing of information technology services in a multinational pharmaceutical company, and to examine the effectiveness of approaches used to manage this change so that lessons may be drawn from these experiences. Despite the abundant literature on effective organisational change management, the key factors that need to be managed properly at different stages of the offshore outsourcing process are not well understood. The research adopts a processual view to paint a broad picture of the issues involved in these different stages. A generic process model of change, based on the review of the change literature, was first developed to represent how change was intended to occur. This model focuses on the following four stages in the change process: context, diagnosis and planning, implementation, and institutionalisation. The research employs an interpretive case study approach and draws on fieldwork from three independent information systems departments (cases) of the company, where offshore outsourcing programmes were implemented. Qualitative data from semi-structured interviews, direct observation and document analysis are analysed by applying the generic process model to produce a detailed account of the way in which change was managed in the case organisations. The findings reveal that a combination of contextual factors, both external and internal to the company, influenced the adoption and use of offshore outsourcing in the case organisations. Externally, the economic forces were found to be the main catalyst for the change, while internally the role of the executive leadership and the lack of internal resources further explain the motivations behind the adoption of offshore outsourcing. The study illustrates that achieving successful outcomes from offshore outsourcing activities critically depends on the organisation adequately addressing a number of factors, such as conveying a sense of urgency, developing and communicating the vision, identifying the benefits of change and how they will be delivered, generating short-term wins, providing education and training, developing a fit between the change and organisational culture, etc., throughout the change process. The findings also highlight the effects of offshore outsourcing on the case organisations, including change in job roles and responsibilities and organisational learning activities that enable corrective actions to improve change management efforts. An important contribution of this research is the development of a model providing a more comprehensive understanding of the change process associated with the implementation of offshore IT outsourcing. Recommendations for policy makers and change managers to improve change management practice based on the research findings, as well as recommendations for further research, form a significant part of the conclusions.
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The New Soldier in the Age of Asymmetric Conflict

... Support Following Madrid Bombings,” March 16, 2004, availableat http://www.abc.net.au/worldtoday/content/2004/s1066920.htm (last visitedonAugust 6, 2007). ... a catalyst for change, but the desire for change had built up gradually.

Author: Rumu Sarkar

Publisher: Vij Books India Pvt Ltd

ISBN: 9789382573890

Category: History

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The text for the NEW SOLDIER deals with the causes, symptoms and solutions to global terrorism, particularly Jihadist Islamic-based terrorism. The book is an expanded version of the essay “A Fearful Symmetry: A New Global Balance of Power?” for which the author was awarded the 2007 Grand Prize by the St Cyr Foundation, which supports the St. Cyr military academy established by Napoleon Bonaparte – in effect, France's West Point. The work was unanimously awarded the First (Grand) Prize by a jury of four distinguished panelists, and later translated and published in French under the title, “Une Symétrie de la Peur : Vers un Nouvel Equilibre Mondial Des Puissances ? “ (Paul Wormser, trans.)(CLD Éditions, November 2008). The New Soldier is, in essence, a traditional soldier but one who is endowed with compassion, empathy and cultural understanding. This soldier is better able to navigate through the unknown terrain of ideological, emotional and psychological conflicts within the realm of global terrorism. The New Soldier is a strategic tool in combating global terrorism, and may be immediately deployed in multilateral forces. The practical uses of the New Soldier in the context of fragile states, particularly in terms of stabilizing and reconstructing war-torn or collapsed states by multilateral forces is analyzed in great depth in the book.
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Contested Water

... of the workforce (Zipperer and Schmitt 2008) as compared with just over 35 per cent in Canada (Lipsit and Meltz 2004). ... depending on their political orientation and their desire for social change (Park 2007; Shiavone 2007).

Author: Joanna L. Robinson

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262018852

Category: Technology & Engineering

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An examination of anti-water privatization movements in the United States and Canada that explores the interplay of the local and the global. Attempts by local governments to privatize water services have met with furious opposition. Activists argue that to give private companies control of the water supply is to turn water from a common resource into a marketized commodity. Moreover, to cede local power to a global corporation puts communities at the center of controversies over economic globalization. In Contested Water, Joanna Robinson examines local social movement organizing against water privatization, looking closely at battles for control of local water services in Stockton, California, and Vancouver, British Columbia. The movements in these two communities had different trajectories, used different tactics, and experienced different outcomes. Robinson analyzes the factors that shaped these two struggles. Drawing on extensive interviews with movement actors, political leaders, and policymakers and detailed analysis of textual material, Robinson shows that the successful campaign in Vancouver drew on tactics, opportunities, and narratives from the broader antiglobalization movement, with activists emphasizing the threats to local democracy and accountability; the less successful movement in Stockton centered on a ballot initiative that was made meaningless by a pre-emptive city council vote. Robinson finds that global forces are reshaping local movements, particularly those that oppose neoliberal reforms at the municipal level. She argues that anti-water privatization movements that link local and international concerns and build wide-ranging coalitions at local and global levels offer an effective way to counter economic globalization. Successful challenges to globalization will not necessarily come from transnational movements but rather from movements that are connected globally but rooted in local communities.
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Learning to Labour in Post Soviet Russia

Vinken, H. (2004) „Changing life courses of young generations across cultures: the desire for change and challenge in Western and Asian societies‟, Paper presented at Kwansei Gakuin University, Japan, October, ...

Author: Charles Walker

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136873614

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 248

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This book explores the changing nature of growing-up working-class in post-Soviet Russia in a time of economic reform. Based on extensive research, it analyses the strategies of contemporary vocational education graduates and highlights their significance for wider processes of social change and social stratification in post-Soviet Russia.
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Handbook of Research on E Learning Applications for Career and Technical Education Technologies for Vocational Training

However, when it comes to lifelong learning, our systems of formal education often suppress, or even quash, this intrinsic desire (Jarvis, 2004; Palmer, 2007; Sternberg, 1997). The issues related to creating a society of lifelong ...

Author: Wang, Victor X.

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781605667409

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 1028

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Provides an authoritative reference collection on leading international insights into the integration of technology tools and applications with adult and vocational instruction.
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Desistance Oxford Bibliographies Online Research Guide

2004 offers a discussion on the interaction between the desire to change and the magnitude of social problems. ... 2007 adopts a similar approach and investigates the effects of marriage and genetic dispositions on desistance from crime ...

Author: Oxford University Press

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0199803331

Category: Social Science

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This ebook is a selective guide designed to help scholars and students of criminology find reliable sources of information by directing them to the best available scholarly materials in whatever form or format they appear from books, chapters, and journal articles to online archives, electronic data sets, and blogs. Written by a leading international authority on the subject, the ebook provides bibliographic information supported by direct recommendations about which sources to consult and editorial commentary to make it clear how the cited sources are interrelated related. A reader will discover, for instance, the most reliable introductions and overviews to the topic, and the most important publications on various areas of scholarly interest within this topic. In criminology, as in other disciplines, researchers at all levels are drowning in potentially useful scholarly information, and this guide has been created as a tool for cutting through that material to find the exact source you need. This ebook is a static version of an article from Oxford Bibliographies Online: Criminology, a dynamic, continuously updated, online resource designed to provide authoritative guidance through scholarship and other materials relevant to the study and practice of criminology. Oxford Bibliographies Online covers most subject disciplines within the social science and humanities, for more information visit www.aboutobo.com.
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Cultural Heritage in a Changing World

In this respect, the history of object display is also important, for it may reveal systems of organization and thought which help to determine how to 'read' objects (Bennet 1992, 1995; Grognet 2007; Noordegraaf 2004).

Author: Karol Jan Borowiecki

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319295442

Category: Social Science

Page: 322

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The central purpose of this collection of essays is to make a creative addition to the debates surrounding the cultural heritage domain. In the 21st century the world faces epochal changes which affect every part of society, including the arenas in which cultural heritage is made, held, collected, curated, exhibited, or simply exists. The book is about these changes; about the decentring of culture and cultural heritage away from institutional structures towards the individual; about the questions which the advent of digital technologies is demanding that we ask and answer in relation to how we understand, collect and make available Europe’s cultural heritage. Cultural heritage has enormous potential in terms of its contribution to improving the quality of life for people, understanding the past, assisting territorial cohesion, driving economic growth, opening up employment opportunities and supporting wider developments such as improvements in education and in artistic careers. Given that spectrum of possible benefits to society, the range of studies that follow here are intended to be a resource and stimulus to help inform not just professionals in the sector but all those with an interest in cultural heritage.
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