Questioning Geopolitics: Political Projects in a Changing by Georgi M. Derluguian,Scott L. Greer

By Georgi M. Derluguian,Scott L. Greer

This quantity takes an enlightened step again from the continuing dialogue of globalization. The authors reject the proposal that globalization is an analytically priceless time period. relatively, this quantity indicates globalization as in basic terms the framework of the present political debate at the way forward for international energy. a few of the many different novel rules complex through the authors contain: the categorical prediction that East Asia will not develop into the guts of the area; the competition that the USSR collapsed for a similar purposes that almost introduced down the U.S. in 1973; and the suggestion that the local monetary networks which are rising from below the fashionable states are in truth quite outdated formations.

The articles within the quantity are equipped round 3 major subject matters. half One explores either the altering styles of world energy from the perspective of geopolitics and the Gramscian method of the research of diplomacy. half additional develops the talk between a few eminent historians and sociologists demanding either the apologists for and the competitors of globalization in new and unforeseen methods. half 3 strains the emergence of local financial networks and explores the ambiguous difficulties of protection and identification posed via the old-new transborder formations.

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Coping with Demographic Change in the Alpine Regions: by Thomas Bausch,Madeleine Koch,Alexander Veser

By Thomas Bausch,Madeleine Koch,Alexander Veser

Europe’s inhabitants is getting older and lowering. Demographic swap is making not just neighborhood and territorial edition worthwhile, but in addition new region-specific spatial making plans and neighborhood improvement. This ebook focusses on demographic switch and its implications for the economic climate and social platforms within the Alpine parts, which vary generally from their surrounding metropolitan components. It presents a particular neighborhood in-depth research so as to aid identify appropriate version and improvement courses. It covers quite a few elements together with demographic research, onsite participatory innovations and implementation techniques, in addition to generalized model concepts. studies on pilot activities in quite a few areas around the Alps display how demographic swap might be approached from a practitioner’s viewpoint. the quantity relies at the result of the undertaking DEMOCHANGE, which was once co-funded through the ecu local improvement Fund within the body of the ecu Territorial Cooperation "Alpine house" program.

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Social Integration of Rural-Urban Migrants in China:Current by Zhongshan Yue,Shuzhuo Li,Marcus W Feldman

By Zhongshan Yue,Shuzhuo Li,Marcus W Feldman

This e-book makes a speciality of rural-urban migrants in China. they're probably the most weak and deprived teams within the state yet are necessary to the country's industrialization and urbanization. Integration of those migrants into city societies is an pressing factor dealing with chinese language coverage makers. The ebook offers an up to date, systematic, empirically wealthy, and multifaceted research of migrant integration, its determinants and effects in China. It integrates insights from the viewpoint of sociology, inhabitants reports, social psychology, and public overall healthiness to aid us know how and why migrants combine, the function of migrant networks in social integration, and the connection among integration of migrants and their psychological future health and cost intentions.

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Sociality, Hierarchy, Health: Comparative Biodemography: by Maxine Weinstein,Meredith A. Lane,Committee on

By Maxine Weinstein,Meredith A. Lane,Committee on Population,Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education,National Research Council

Sociality, Hierarchy, wellbeing and fitness: Comparative Biodemography is a suite of papers that research cross-species comparisons of social environments with a spotlight on social behaviors in addition to social hierarchies and connections, to envision their results on well-being, durability, and lifestyles histories. This document covers a extensive spectrum of nonhuman animals, exploring quite a few measures of place in social hierarchies and social networks, drawing hyperlinks between those elements to future health results and trajectories, and evaluating them to these in people. Sociality, Hierarchy, Health revisits either the theoretical underpinnings of biodemography and the empirical findings that experience emerged over the last decades.

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Urban Problems and Planning in the Developed World by Michael Pacione

By Michael Pacione

This edited assortment, first released in 1981, offers a dialogue of the city difficulties confronted within the constructed international, and addresses the plans and rules devised via governments to unravel them. utilizing a couple of city-based case reviews, together with ny, Tokyo and Glasgow, the authors current a radical research of city difficulties and making plans on the subject of various fiscal, cultural and political stipulations through the constructed global. With a close basic survey from Michael Pacione, this can be a finished and suitable advisor, in order to be of particular value to scholars and students of city making plans and geography.

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Irish Americans: The History and Culture of a People: The by William Watson,Eugene Halus

By William Watson,Eugene Halus

Virtually each element of yankee tradition has been prompted via Irish immigrants and their descendants. This encyclopedia tells the entire tale of the Irish-American event, masking immigration, assimilation, and achievement.

• Demonstrates the intricate—and far-reaching—nature of the Irish-American connection

• Covers the range of the Irish-American political adventure within the North and South instead of focusing simply on northern populations

• Distinguishes among the adventure of Irish Protestants and Irish Catholics

• Highlights the Irish propensity for inventiveness in the USA and Irish contributions to enterprise and technology

• Discusses the prominence of the Irish within the Catholic Church within the United States

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Alles verboten? - Sozialraum als Spiegel der Gesellschaft by Karin Gschnitzer

By Karin Gschnitzer

Studienarbeit aus dem Jahr 2010 im Fachbereich Soziologie - Soziales method, Sozialstruktur, Klasse, Schichtung, word: 1, Fachhochschule Salzburg (Soziale Arbeit), Sprache: Deutsch, summary: In unserer funktionalisierten und mechanisierten Welt halten wir es für basic, dass parkende und fahrende cars unseren Lebensraum besetzen, dass wir uns nicht frei zu Fuß im öffentlichen Raum bewegen können, dass wir unsere Bedürfnisse den Regeln des Autoverkehrs unterordnen und uns auf schmale Gehsteige an den Rand verweisen lassen.
Welche Stellung hat der Mensch im öffentlichen Raum? Und used to be hat die Soziale Arbeit damit zu schaffen? Diese und ähnliche Fragen haben mich dazu bewogen, mich im Rahmen dieser Arbeit mit dem Sozialen Raum zu befassen und das Wertesystem im urbanen Lebensraum kritisch zu hinterfragen. Der Schwerpunkt wird dabei auf den Aspekt der sozialen Ungleichheit und Benachteiligung im Raum gelegt.
Um den „Sozialraum als Spiegel der Gesellschaft“ darzustellen wird zunächst der öffentliche Raum im Licht der Elias’schen Theorie vom Zivilisationsprozess betrachtet.
Danach werden die Grundlagen der sozialraumorientierten Sozialarbeit beschrieben und ein kurzer historischer Einblick in die Ursprünge der Gemeinwesenarbeit gegeben.
Auf den öffentlichen Raum zurückkommend werden im Anschluss die Begriffe Sozialraum und Freiraum geklärt und – im Speziellen – auf den Freiraum als Verkehrsraum und dessen Zusammenhang mit sozialer Ungleichheit eingegangen.

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Labor Movement: How Migration Regulates Labor Markets by Harald Bauder

By Harald Bauder

through the industrialized international, overseas migrants function nannies, development employees, gardeners and small-business marketers. Labor Movement means that the foreign migration of staff is critical for the survival of industrialized economies. The e-book therefore turns the normal view of overseas migration on its head: it investigates how migration regulates hard work markets, instead of hard work markets shaping migration flows. Assuming a serious view of orthodox fiscal thought, the publication illustrates how diverse felony, social and cultural concepts in the direction of overseas migrants are deployed and coordinated in the wider neo-liberal venture to render migrants and immigrants weak, pushing them into acting particular financial roles and into subordinate exertions industry situations.
Drawing on social theories linked to Pierre Bourdieu and different well-liked thinkers, Labor Movement means that migration regulates exertions markets via procedures of social contrast, cultural judgement and the strategic deployment of citizenship. eu and North American case reports illustrate how the exertions of foreign migrants is systematically devalued and the way renowned discourse legitimates the demotion of migrants to subordinate exertions. enticing with a variety of immigrant teams in numerous towns, together with South Asian immigrants in Vancouver, foreigners and Spätaussiedler in Berlin, and Mexican and Caribbean offshore staff in rural Ontario, the reviews search to resolve the complicated internet of regulatory exertions industry procedures regarding foreign migration.
Recognizing and realizing those tactics, Bauder argues, is a vital step in the direction of development potent activist options and for envisioning new roles for migrating employees and other people. The e-book is a necessary source to researchers and scholars in economics, ethnic and migration stories, geography, sociology, political technological know-how, and to frontline activists in Europe, North the USA and beyond.

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The Linearization of Affixes: Evidence from Nuu-chah-nulth: by Rachel Wojdak

By Rachel Wojdak

The linearization of syntactic constructs stands on the vanguard of present learn at the syntax-phonology interface. This publication examines the matter of linearization from a brand new viewpoint: that of the linearization of affixes. The riding notion of this ebook is that affixation offers a method of fulfilling the common requirement that linguistic outputs be linearized. This speculation is established opposed to broad unique facts from Nuu-chah-nulth (“Nootka”; Wakashan family), an endangered Amerindian language striking for its advanced morphology. This quantity introduces typologically infrequent affixation results to present theoretical debates surrounding the department of labour among the modules of the grammar.

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Social Security, Demographics, and Risk (Population by Christoph Hendrik Borgmann

By Christoph Hendrik Borgmann

This research has been written in the course of my time on the Institute of Public Finance on the Albert-Ludwigs-University of Freiburg, Germany. i'm indebted to a couple of those that have made this paintings attainable. First and
most appropriate, I thank my instructor Prof. Dr. Bernd Raffelhuschen ¨ with whom I had the excitement of operating for lots of intriguing years. The German time period "Doktorvater" alludes to the fatherly position of a thesis manager, and he has truely
lived as much as this position. additionally, i'm thankful to Prof. Dr. Dr. h. c. Hans-Hermann Francke for his co-correction and the precious reviews he has given me. moreover, I desire to thank my kinfolk. in particular, my spouse, Daniela, has
not just supported me together with her love and affection yet has additionally saved a watch on my self-discipline whilst the going acquired tricky. the best sacri?ce during engaged on this thesis, were the miles and lots of hours away from
her. regrettably, the yearsofmydoctoralstudieswereovershadowedbythedeathofmyfather. Tohimand mymother,Eva-MariaBorgmann,Iamimmenselygratefulfortheirloveandsupport all through my existence. Daniel Besendorfer and Erik Luth ¨ have
been shut partners and neighbors on the Institute of Public Finance from my ?rst days in Freiburg, and i've won from their friendship vastly. This paintings has mostly pro?ted from reviews and proposals of many
colleagues who've additionally been nice enjoyable to paintings with. between them, I in particular thank Holger Bonin, Oliver Ehrentraut, Matthias Heidler, Stefan Fetzer, Pascal Krimmer, and Stefan Moog.

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