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Management risk the bottleneck is at the top of the bottle by Dimitris N Chorafas ( Book )
2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 156 libraries worldwide
The economic dimensions of globalization by Dilip K Das ( Book )
2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 127 libraries worldwide
Economic globalization is multifaceted. In this book, Dilip K. Das covers the principal normative and positive strands that one needs to be properly familiar with in this area. The principal foci of the book are the economic, trade and financial dimensions of globalisation. Therefore, the book delves into issues like exchange rate regimes, monetary policy fiscal revenue, migration, labour market, competition, and income convergence. The latest knowledge, the newest concepts and analyses in these areas have been focused on. Domestic and international deregulation and liberalization, declining domestic distortions and falling tariff and non-tariff barriers have enhanced market access for many economies. The final result is better integrated and more globalised markets. The book's descriptive analysis style makes it highly accessible.
Whiteness and trauma the mother-daughter knot in the fiction of Jean Rhys, Jamaica Kincaid, and Toni Morrison by Victoria Burrows ( Book )
2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 125 libraries worldwide
This book is a work of intellectual maturity and ethical integrity. Focused thematically on the 'mother-daughter knot' that structures the fiction of Morrison, Rhys and Kincaid, this study transforms the literary critical enterprise into one of relevance to contemporary cultural and feminist studies. Engaging both close reading practices and dense contextualisation, Burrows examines literary texts with a combination of broad scholarship and clarity. She employs theoretical resources principally from the fields of whiteness and trauma studies, and argues for the centrality of racial oppression and resistance in the shaping of narrative form and style. Her arguments for the metaphorical dimensions of racial trauma are original and contribute to a more general concern of renovating feminist literary criticism through a conscientious attentiveness to matters of race.
Nation, state, and empire in English renaissance literature Shakespeare to Milton by Willy Maley ( Book )
2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 122 libraries worldwide
This book explores the vexed issues raised for English Renaissance literature by the impact of two recent paradigms: the new British history and postcolonial criticism. The formation of the British state is increasingly on the agenda, as critics grapple with the extent to which 'English' identity is bound up with the emergence of 'Britain'. Nation, State and Empire in English Renaissance Literature explores this fresh conjunction, mapping out the contours of a 'multiple-kingdom'. The work is situated at the interface between literature and history, and at the cutting edge of studies of the period, showing the shaping power of literature in creating and contesting national and colonial identities. Through detailed readings of major canonical authors including Shakespeare, Spenser and Milton a picture emerges of a complex polity constructed on fragile foundations. This volume charts a dramatic shift from Irish to British concerns in the subtle interplay of the themes of union, plantation and conquest.
Rhetorical affect in early modern writing renaissance passions reconsidered by Robert Cockcroft ( Book )
2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 119 libraries worldwide
This book challenges the way in which current critical orthodoxy tend to invite the emotional assent of readers more on the basis of admirable principles, than on conclusive textual evidence. The affective use of language by critics such as Greenblatt, Jardine, Eagleton and Greer, in furtherance of their argument, recalls the Aristotelian concepts of ethos and pathos, and conveys the stance of the writer by stimulating the reader's emotion. Affectivity is as much a feature of writing about Renaissance texts today, as it was of the texts themselves. To what extent do contemporary critical agendas distort of overlook the complexity of emotion in works by writers such as Marlowe, Milton and Lucy Hutchinson? This book aims to provide new reading strategies, applying schema theory, deixis and other linguistic models, both to original texts and to modern criticism, whilst drawing on the Renaissance's own complex and problematic understanding of pathos.
Theatre under Louis XIV cross-casting and the performance of gender in drama, ballet and opera by Julia Prest ( Book )
2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 108 libraries worldwide
This book explores the fascinating phenomenon of cross-casting and related gender issues in different theatrical genres and different performance contexts during the heyday of French theatre. Although professional acting troupes under Louis XIV were mixed, cross-casting remained an important feature of French court ballet (in which the King himself performed a number of women?s roles) and an occasional feature of spoken comedy and tragic opera. Cross-casting also persisted out of necessity in the school drama of the period. This book fills an important gap in the history of French theatre and provides new insight into wider theoretical questions of gender and theatricality. The inclusion of chapters on ballet and opera (as well as spoken drama) opens up the richness of French theatre under Louis XIV in a way that has not been achieved before.
Women, democracy, and globalization in North America a comparative study ( Book )
3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 101 libraries worldwide
This book examines the impact of globalization upon Canada, Mexico, and the United States. It investigates changes in the structures and practices of federalism, in public policies and practices of governance and politics, and in economic livelihoods in all three nations. It also provides detailed comparisons of the effects of globalization on the political and economic lives of women in each country.
Legacy of a freedom school by Sandra Adickes ( Book )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 97 libraries worldwide
In 1964, the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee decided to establish Freedom Schools as part of its Freedom Summer campaign in Mississippi. With a curriculum developed by dedicated educators, SNCC workers, and an equally dedicated staff of teachers and student volunteers, the schools provided a learning experience and teaching style that revealed to students who had known only the "stay in your place" experience of segregated education what schools should, and could, be. The achievements of the students involved in Freedom Summer lifted the expectations of students who followed them and hastened the end of segregated schools in Mississippi. In Legacy of a Freedom School, Sandra E. Adickes recalls her experiences working with the SNCC, reminding us all of the powerful Freedom Summer.
Local meanings, global schooling anthropology and world culture theory ( Book )
2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 96 libraries worldwide
These case studies from five continents use ethnography and history to challenge the sweeping claims of sociology's world culture theory (neo-institutionalism). They demonstrate how national ministries of education and local schools re-invent every reform. Yet the cases also show that teachers and local reformers operate "within and against" global models.
Scenario planning the link between future and strategy by Mats Lindgren ( Book )
4 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in English and held by 61 libraries worldwide
Recent research in the field of business strategy has shown that strategic flexibility can be achieved through a scenario planning perspective for long-term competition and performance. The authors have drawn upon examples and case studies to develop a new model for scenario planning that is closely integrated with strategy and innovation. They argue that the concept of scenario planning is as much an art as a practical management tool. The first decade of the new millennium has clearly pointed to the need to prepare for the non-preparable. The dangers of failing to do this were shown in the aftermath of the insane race on the world's stock markets in the early 2000s, in the climate wake-up, the race for oil and grain, and in the real estate and financial chaos in the fall of 2008. Could these events have been foreseen and prepared for, and thus even capitalized on? We believe so. Much of what happened was not unthinkable: it could have and was imagined with the use of scenario planning. In this book we introduce the thinking behind scenario planning and provide our readers with some concepts, models and tools to take back to their own companies. It is based on almost two decades of experience of scenario planning as a strategic tool, where we as consultants have guided multinationals and medium-sized companies as well as governments and non-governmental organizations in these approaches.
New media and the new Middle East ( Book )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 61 libraries worldwide
In one of the most politically volatile and dynamic regions of the world, new media technologies are profoundly influencing the course of events. Satellite television and the Internet are affecting how the people and states of the Middle East function individually and in a global context. In New Media and the New Middle East, topics ranging from women's rights to terrorism and countries from Israel to Saudi Arabia are examined in terms of how new media are reshaping lives and politics. Leading international scholars examine the global and regional ramifications of the proliferation of communication technologies and the information that they disseminate.
The Israeli-Palestinian conflict from conflict resolution to conflict management ( Book )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 60 libraries worldwide
The violent confrontation that erupted in September 2000 between Israel and the Palestinians developed into a protracted low-intensity confrontation. The confrontation exacted a heavy human toll on both sides, inflicted severe economic damage, and raised the level of enmity, hostility, and mistrust to levels that are hampering dialogue, not only in regard to the resolution of the conflict but also about its very management. The book focused on the causes of the confrontation, the goals of the sides, the distinctive characteristics of the confrontation as a low intensity conflict, the management strategies adopted by the sides, the reasons for the failure of the efforts to end or moderate the confrontation, the outcomes of the confrontation, its impact on both societies in different domains, and the phenomenon of unilateral disengagement as a unique strategy of conflict management in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Feeling politics emotion in political information processing by Shambaugh Conference on Affect and Cognition in Political Action ( Book )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 58 libraries worldwide
To the rapidly expanding study of emotions and politics, this book enhances understanding of the connections between affect and cognition and their implications for political evaluation, decision and action. Emphasizing theory, methodology, and empirical research, Feeling Politics is an important contribution to political science, sociology, psychology, and communications.
The dual transformation of the German welfare state by Peter Bleses ( Book )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 57 libraries worldwide
The Dual Transformation of the German Welfare State combines a long-term perspective on social policy development with an innovative theoretical and methodological approach. Peter Bleses and Martin Seeleib-Kaiser analyse the work-welfare nexus of social policy as well as family-oriented policies. In combining these two social policy realms they demonstrate empirically that the conservative German welfare state has undergone a substantial change. Increasingly, the state reduces its social policy commitments towards securing the achieved living standard of former wage earners, which in the past had been the key normative principle of social policy in Germany, while at the same time public support and services for families are expanded. Furthermore, the authors ask how this change can be explained. After discussing the traditional theories explaining welfare state change and continuity, it is argued that the dual transformation of the German welfare state is primarily caused by the emergence of new dominating interpretative patterns. Without an analysis of the political discourse potentially leading to new interpretative patterns, social policy change and continuity cannot be systematically explained.
The core of Japanese democracy latent interparty politics by Yasumasa Kuroda ( Book )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 56 libraries worldwide
The book uses an original language-based bilayer theory to throw light on the secretive structure of power in the Japanese Diet, its national parliament, and relates its findings to Japanese parliamentary democracy in historical perspective. In so doing, the book answers questions about the latent policymaking process of Japanese politics that resulted in a reduction of social alienation and disorganization while Japan industrialized. Industrialization significantly reduced poverty and increased the size of the middle class, enabling the nation to move towards democracy. The reader will see why socialists were so quixotically dogmatic toward conservatives to the point of absurdity during the Cold War period. Yet, they were able to form a coalition government following the end of Cold War era.
Perfection, the state, and Victorian liberalism by Daniel S Malachuk ( Book )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 56 libraries worldwide
Challenging a modern culture of skepticism, this book recovers the core conviction of Victorian liberal theory that human beings, with the help of the state, can achieve an objective moral perfection. Exposing century-long interpretive habits in nineteenth-century studies and political theory that still blind us to the merits of both perfectionism and statism, the book portrays Victorian liberals like John Stuart Mill, Matthew Arnold, and the American Transcendentalists as comprising a forgotten episode in the history of liberalism of vital importance today.
Private higher education in post-communist Europe in search of legitimacy ( Book )
2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 54 libraries worldwide
An exploration of international privatization of higher education in from two top scholars in the field. Levy and Slantcheva trace the ramifications of globalization in Central and Eastern Europe as well as in the former Soviet republics.
Contested state identities and regional security in the Euro-Mediterranean area by Raffaella A Del Sarto ( Book )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 54 libraries worldwide
Focusing on domestic political debates constraining cooperation, Del Sarto argues that internal disputes over national identity limit the ability of states to participate in regional forums. This is a close look at problems faced in negotiating the Euro-Mediterranean Partnership as a regional security project, with particular attention to case studies of Israel, Egypt, and Morocco.
Amartya Sen's capability approach and social justice in education ( Book )
2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 53 libraries worldwide
This compelling book introduces Nobel laureate Amartya Sen's capability approach, and explores its significance for theory, policy and practice in education. The capability approach has attracted attention across disciplinary boundaries in recent years contributing to debates in economics, political philosophy, health and social policy. This book complements these discussions by considering the potential of the approach for work in education, showing how the capability approach challenges some of the key assumptions of human capital theory and how it can provide substance for policy and practice in education concerned with social justice. The book looks particularly at questions concerning the education of children, gender equality, and higher education. Contributors hail from the UK, USA, Australia, Italy and Mexico.
Consumer credit fundamentals by Steven Finlay ( Book )
4 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and held by 51 libraries worldwide
Consumer credit is prevalent across almost every aspect of our consumer orientated society, and today there are very few products or services that can₂t be bought on credit terms or retailers who don₂t provide for credit facilities. Yet, despite the importance of credit to individuals, the economy and society, there are very few texts describing the operation of consumer credit markets anywhere in the world. Consumer Credit Fundamentals is the only book to provide a complete, cross-disciplinary and internationally focused introduction to a wide range of topics about consumer credit. The text has been substantially revised and updated with the launch of this second international edition. It covers everything the from the history of credit and the different types of credit available, through to how credit is granted and managed, the legal framework within which commercial lenders must operate as well as consumer and ethical issues. It is the perfect guide for anyone wanting to know more about this important subject.
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