Author: Leanne Payne

Publisher: Baker Books

ISBN: 1441203958

Category: Social Science

Page: 140

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A call to fathers to affirm their children--even when they have never experienced affirmation from their own fathers--Crisis in Masculinity points the way to wholeness for men and the women in their lives.
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Post-World War I Austria

Author: Peter Berger

Publisher: innsbruck University Press

ISBN: 3903122394

Category: History

Page: 448

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After the dissolution of the Austro-Hungarian Monarchy, Austria transformed itself from an empire to a small Central European country. Formerly an important player in international affairs, the new republic was quickly sidelined by the European concert of powers. The enormous losses of territory and population in Austria's post-Habsburg state of existence, however, did not result in a political, economic, cultural, and intellectual black hole. The essays in the twentieth anniversary volume of Contemporary Austrian Studies argue that the small Austrian nation found its place in the global arena of the twentieth century and made a mark both on Europe and the world. Be it Freudian psychoanalysis, the “fin-de-siècle” Vienna culture of modernism, Austro-Marxist thought, or the Austrian School of Economics, Austrian hinkers and ideas were still wielding a notable impact on the world. Alongside these cultural and intellectual dimensions, Vienna remained the Austrian capital and reasserted its strong position in Central European and international business and finance. Innovative Austrian companies are operating all over the globe. This volume also examines how the globalizing world of the twentieth century has impacted Austrian demography, society, and political life. Austria's place in the contemporary world is increasingly determined by the forces of the European integration process. European Union membership brings about convergence and a regional orientation with ramifications for Austria's global role. Austria emerges in the essays of this volume as a highly globalized country with an economy, society, and political culture deeply grounded in Europe. The globalization of Austria, it appears, turns out to be in many instances an “Europeanization”.
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Author: norman schofield

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3642398189

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 262

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In recent years, the usual optimization techniques, which have proved so useful in microeconomic theory, have been extended to incorporate more powerful topological and differential methods, and these methods have led to new results on the qualitative behavior of general economic and political systems. These developments have necessarily resulted in an increase in the degree of formalism in the publications in the academic journals. This formalism can often deter graduate students. The progression of ideas presented in this book will familiarize the student with the geometric concepts underlying these topological methods, and, as a result, make mathematical economics, general equilibrium theory, and social choice theory more accessible.
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The Scientific Study of Human Interaction

Author: Morton M. Hunt

Publisher: Russell Sage Foundation

ISBN: 1610442989

Category: Psychology

Page: 364

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This splendid introduction to social research describes an area of scientific investigation that profoundly influences our daily lives and thoughts, but about which most of us know very little. We can picture a research chemist at work, white-coated and surrounded by beakers and test tubes—but what is the nature of social research? For interested general readers and particularly for students entering the various social science fields, Morton Hunt paints an immensely informative and accessible portrait. He begins with a lucid overview of the important varieties of social research, describing their advantages and limitations. Against this background, Hunt then details five remarkable case histories, eyewitness accounts of significant recent episodes in social research. Woven skillfully through each narrative are explorations of the basic methodological, practical, moral and political issues raised by social research. The story of a noteworthy series of sociopsychological experiments on teamwork, for example, enables Hunt to weigh the merits of using a laboratory setting to study social behavior and the ethics of deceiving human subjects. In similar fashion, Hunt depicts a historic cross-sectional survey on segregated schooling; a complex attempt to measure the impact of welfare programs; a real-world experiment with guaranteed annual incomes; and a path-breaking study of human aging that followed its subjects for a generation. This engaging and intelligent book will give readers a new understanding of the breadth and richness of social research as well as an informed appreciation of its significance for their lives.
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Practices of Social Changes

Author: Antonia Kupfer

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 113735531X

Category: Education

Page: 184

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What enables the few working-class people who enter higher education to achieve against the odds? This book offers answers by comparing social contexts, educational institutions and policies in Austria and England to demonstrate a surprising number of similarities behind those who succeed using Bourdieu's concept of habitus.
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Author: Timo Ohnmacht,Julianna Priskin,Jürg Stettler

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 1787563448

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 184

View: 1081

This volume presents twenty updated and new theories of travelers’ decisions and behaviors. The volume describes the advances in theory construction and practical applications of theory in the disciplines of tourism, hospitality, leisure, and entertainment (THLE) research.
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Author: Jason Whittaker

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1317307542

Category: Social Science

Page: 186

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Magazine Production presents a guide to the practical processes of taking a magazine from initial idea to final product. This second edition provides important revisions on these production processes by examining the technological and business advancements which have reshaped the magazine industry in the last decade. Brand new chapters document the rise of digital media and identify its impact on magazine creation. They also include new guidance on designing online, tablet and mobile editions, as well as for print. Magazine Production explains the business of magazines in the UK, Europe and North America, and the roles of marketing, publishing and advertising in establishing a successful title. This edition also addresses the move by publishers towards e-commerce, multimedia content and events to promote their brands and sell products. With information on professional bodies such as the Professional Publishers Association, an expert overview of magazine markets and a breakdown of roles within editorial and design departments, this book offers readers practical steps to achieving success in magazine publishing today. Magazine Production includes: • an introduction to the history, markets and audiences of magazines • explanations of the roles of publishers and advertising teams as part of the business of magazines • a comparison between print and new systems of digital circulation, with particular focus on mobile platforms; • guidance on setting up editorial teams, and best practice for producing feature, news and review copy • information on designing and laying out a title for print or digital distribution • legal and ethical issues affecting magazine editors and publishers • a consideration of the future of magazines.
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A Case Study in Organizational Accident Theory

Author: Jon Shane

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3319000411

Category: Social Science

Page: 91

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​While the proximate cause of any accident is usually someone’s immediate action— or omission (failure to act)—there is often a trail of underlying latent conditions that facilitated their error: the person has, in effect, been unwittingly “set up” for failure by the organization. This Brief explores an accident in policing, as a framework for examining existing police practices. Learning from Error in Policing describes a case of wrongful arrest from the perspective of organizational accident theory, which suggests a single unsafe act—in this case a wrongful arrest—is facilitated by several underlying latent conditions that triggered the event and failed to stop the harm once in motion. The analysis demonstrates that the risk of errors committed by omission (failing to act) were significantly more likely to occur than errors committed by acts of commission. By examining this case, policy implications and directions for future research are discussed. The analysis of this case, and the underlying lessons learned from it will have important implications for researchers and practitioners in the policing field.​
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Author: N.A

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3476035328


Page: N.A

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The EU and Social Inclusion

Author: Anthony Barnes Atkinson

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199252491

Category: Political Science

Page: 240

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Social indicators are an important tool for evaluating a country's level of social development and for assessing the impact of policy. Such indicators are already in use in investigating poverty and social exclusion in several European countries and have begun to play a significant role in advancing the social dimension of the European Union as a whole. The purpose of this book is to make a scientific contribution to the development of social indicators for the purposes of European policy-making. It considers the principles underlying the construction of policy-relevant indicators, the definition of indicators, and the issues that arise in their implementation, including that of the statistical data required. It seeks to bring together theoretical and methodological methods in the measurement of poverty/social exclusion with the empirical practice of social policy. The experience of Member States is reviewed, including an assessment of the National Action Plans on Social Inclusion submitted for the first time in June 2001 by the fifteen EU governments. The key areas covered by the book are poverty, including its intensity and persistence, income inequality, non-monetary deprivation, low educational attainment, unemployment, joblessness, poor health, poor housing and homelessness, functional illiteracy and innumeracy, and restricted social participation. In each case, the book assesses the strengths and weaknesses of different indicators relevant to social inclusionin the European Union, and makes recommendations for the indicators to be employed. Indicators for Social Inclusion in the European Union is being published at a critical stage in the evolution of the social agenda of the European Union. It is hoped that the report will play a role in widening public debate about the social dimension of Europe and that it will be of value to the social partners, to non-governmental and grass roots organizations, and to those living in poverty and social exclusion. It seeks to provide both a constructive background document at a crucial juncture in the evolution of the social dimension of the European Union and a reference work of continuing value.
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The Future for Publishers and Librarians

Author: David J. Brown,Richard Boulderstone

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3598440138

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 375

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Dieses Werk stellt den künftigen Umfang des elektronischen Publizierens dar und bietet praktische Hilfe bei der Planung und Entscheidungsfindung hinsichtlich der Investitionen in Informationssysteme für elektronische Medien. Als Resultat aus dem Bedarf an fundierter Information angesichts sich rasant ändernder Technologien entstand dieser Titel als zweite Ausgabe des erfolgreichen "Electronic Publishing and Libraries: Planning for the Impact and Growth to 2003".
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Author: Georges De Menil,Richard Portes,Hans-Werner Sinn,Tullio Jappelli,Philip Lane

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

ISBN: 9781405189170

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 320

View: 2354

Top economists provide a concise and accessible evaluation of major developments in trade and trade policy. Economic Policy has earned a reputation around the world as the one publication that always identifies current and emerging policy topics early Papers are specially commissioned from first-class economists and experts in the policy field The editors are all based at top European economic institutions and each paper is discussed by a panel of distinguished economists This unique approach guarantees incisive debate and alternative interpretations of the evidence
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Author: Marc Ferro

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780880294492

Category: History

Page: 239

View: 8252

A landmark history of the war that firmly places the First World War in the context of imperialism and gives due weight to the role of non-Europeans in the conflict.
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The Tale of a Flying Mouse

Author: Torben Kuhlmann

Publisher: NorthSouth Books

ISBN: 9780735841673

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 96

View: 4444

One small step for a mouse; one giant leap for aviation. These are dark times . . . for a small mouse. A new invention—the mechanical mousetrap—has caused all the mice but one to flee to America, the land of the free. But with cats guarding the steamships, trans-Atlantic crossings are no longer safe. In the bleakest of places . . . the one remaining mouse has a brilliant idea. He must learn to fly! Debut illustrator Torben Kuhlmann’s inventive tale and stunning illustrations will capture the imagination of readers—young and old—with the death-defying feats of this courageous young mouse.
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Author: Maria Treben

Publisher: Ennsthaler Gesellschaft M B H & Company

ISBN: 9783850682244

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 96

View: 7737

Many letters of thanks and accounts of cures reached Maria Treben from people having recovered their health through the use of medicinal herbs through the herbal "Health through God's Pharmacy". It is encouraging to read which more or less spectacular cures have been achieved through the use of medicinal herbs and the will to recover one's health. People having recovered from even serious illness write to Maria Treben from all social classes and all religions.
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