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United Nations Research Institute for Social Development

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Works: 366 works in 732 publications in 3 languages and 8,316 library holdings
Genres: Conference proceedings  Periodicals  History  Cross-cultural studies 
Roles: Editor
Classifications: HV31, 361.65
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Welfare states in transition national adaptations in global economies by Gøsta Esping-Andersen ( )
9 editions published between 1996 and 2004 in English and held by 1,113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This book offers a global level comparison between welfare states, actual and emerging, in Europe, East Asia, Australia North & Latin America. The consequences of an ageing population deregulation and heightened inequality are discussed in detail
Gender justice, development, and rights by Maxine Molyneux ( )
13 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 851 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This text examines contemporary issues such as neoliberal policies, democracy and multiculturalism, analyzing them from a gender perspective. It examines how liberal rights and ideas of democracy and justice have been absorbed into the political agendas of women's movements
The United Nations and civil society : legitimating global governance--whose voice? by Nora McKeon ( Book )
5 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The UN is able to recognize key global challenges but is beset by difficulties in trying to resolve them. It represents the current global political balance but is also the only international institution that can move it forward." "Civil society can be a catalyst for this kind of change. In this book, Nora McKeon provides a comprehensive analysis of UN engagement with civil society. The book pays particular attention to food and agriculture, which now lie at the heart of global governance issues. McKeon shows that politically meaningful space for civil society can be introduced into UN policy dialogue. The United Nations and Civil Society also makes the case that it is only by engaging with organizations which legitimately speak for the 'poor' that the UN can promote equitable, sustainable development and build global democracy from the ground up." "This book has strong ramifications for global governance, civil society and social movements, as well as for the contemporary debate over the future of food."--Jacket
Public sector reform in developing countries : capacity challenges to improve services ( Book )
2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Includes bibliographical references
Trees, people, and power : social dimensions of deforestation and forest protection in Central America by Peter Utting ( Book )
2 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and held by 179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Behind the headlines about the loss of tropical forests in Latin America lies a complex and fascinating story of the social pressures which cause it. Trees, People and Power looks at the various groups, interests and conflicts involved, and explores the repercussions for forestry, the environment and the livelihoods of the rural and urban poor. Until the social and political dimensions of deforestation and forest protection schemes are understood, measures to prevent or slow deforestation are likely to involve technical interventions which will prove ineffective in the long run, and may well re
Social policy in the Middle East : economic, political, and gender dynamics ( Book )
3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Countries of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), like other developing countries, are being transformed under the forces of globalization. The old economic models and strategies have been questioned and largely abandoned. New socio-economic relations are being forged, but no coherent vision and strategy of development is yet in place. Since the 1980s, and in the co-called post oil-boom era, most countries in the region have been facing a crisis of integration in the global economy. In the large and growing literature on economic reforming the MENA region, social policy has often taken a back seat. It is treated as a residual, or an afterthought to economic reform, in the shape of safety nets or safeguards to reintegrate the marginalized groups who are dislocated by the reform process. In contrast, this book shows that gender-sensitive social policy is likely to play a critical role both in the resolution of social conflicts during the present transition period, and in the formation and long-term functioning of the new economic systems that are taking shape. This volume brings 'social' back as a central theme in the analysis of economic reform in the MENA region."--BOOK JACKET
UNRISD news : the United Nations Research Institute for Social Development bulletin by United Nations Research Institute for Social Development ( )
13 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Visible hands : taking responsibility for social development : an UNRISD Report for Geneva 2000 ( Book )
3 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Staking their claims : corporate social and environmental responsibility in South Africa ( Book )
2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
How responsive are South African corporations to their social and environmental responsibilities? Given the extremes of economic inequality, is business generally proactive in redressing the legacy of apartheid, or does it only respond to regulation?These are among the questions treated in this new volume, based on research conducted for a UN project. It breaks new ground in emerging from a tradition of applied social science rather than industrial sponsorship. It is therefore free to ask and answer questions not usually raised in the debates about corporate behaviour."Staking Their Claims" presents sectoral studies on the chemical, mining and food industries. It also examines crosscutting issues such as the response of business to black economic empowerment and the AIDS pandemic. The book provides vital insights for corporate leaders, business schools, social analysts, investors, and those in the field of corporate social and environmental responsibility
Renewing social and economic progress in Africa : essays in memory of Philip Ndegwa by Dharam P Ghai ( Book )
6 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Communicating in the information society by Bruce Girard ( Book )
6 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Sustaining Afghan refugees in Pakistan : report on the food situation and related social aspects by Hanne Christensen ( Book )
3 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Social and cultural conditions and prospects of Guatemalan refugees in Mexico ( Book )
2 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The social and economic implications of large-scale introduction of new varieties of foodgrain : summary of conclusions of a global research project by United Nations Research Institute for Social Development ( Book )
9 editions published between 1974 and 1975 in English and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A Development monitoring service at the local level by N. T Mathew ( Book )
5 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Women's employment in the textile manufacturing sectors of Bangladesh and Morocco ( Book )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The current emphasis on trade liberalization and economic restructuring will affect many countries that have a large female workforce in labor-intensive industries. Given the limits imposed on productivity by low-skill, labor-intensive strategies, increasing competitiveness must come in large part from technological upgrading and increasing labor productivity. The challenge in Bangladesh and Morocco, as in many other countries, is to make the transition to higher wage, higher productivity employment without substituting male workers, and more socially privileged female workers, for the existing female workforce that is drawn from lower income households. The role of public policy is going to be critical in this context.--Publisher's description
Worker participation in company management in Chile : a historical experience by Manuel Barrera ( Book )
1 edition published in 1981 in English and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Vocational training in developing countries : a survey of expert experiences, an Institute staff study by United Nations Research Institute for Social Development ( Book )
8 editions published in 1973 in English and French and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Research notes by United Nations Research Institute for Social Development ( )
in English and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Development at risk : rethinking UN-business partnerships by Ann Zammit ( Book )
4 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
I.R.N.U.
Institut de recherche des Nations Unies pour le développement social
Institut de Recherche des Nations Unies pour le Développement Social Unveraenderte Form
Institut de Recherche pour le Développement Social
Instituto de Investigación de las Naciones Unidas para el Desarrollo Social
Instituto de investigaciones de las Naciones Unidas para el desarrollo social
Instituto de Investigaciones para el Desarrollo Social
Instituto de Pesquisa das Nações Unidas para o Desenvolvimento Social
Instituto de Pesquisa para o Desenvolvimento Social
Instituto de Pesquisa sobre o Desenvolvimento Social das Nações Unidas
IRNU
IRNU Abkuerzung
IRNU (Institut de recherche des Nations Unies pour le développement social)
Nations Unies. Institut de recherche pour le développement social
Nations Unies. Instituto de investigaciones para el desarrollo social
Nations Unies. Research institute for social development
Organizace spojených národů. Research Institute for Social Development
U.N.R.I.S.D.
United Nations. Institut de recherche pour le développement social
United Nations. Instituto de Investigaciones para el Desarrollo Social
United Nations. Research Institute for Social Development
United Nations Research Institute on Social Development
UNRISD
UNRISD Abkuerzung
UNRISD (United Nations Research Institute for Social Development)
Vereinte Nationen Institut de Recherche pour le Développement Social
Vereinte Nationen Instituto de Investigaciones para el Desarrollo Social
Vereinte Nationen Instituto de Pesquisa para o Desenvolvimento Social
Vereinte Nationen Research Institute for Social Development
Vidyāsthān Srāvjrāv Qangkār Sahaprajājāti ṭoempī Qabhivaḍḍhn ̊Saṅggam
Výzkumný institut OSN pro sociální rozvoj
Languages
English (127)
French (3)
Spanish (2)
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