Author: Jörn W. Mundt
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
Category: Business & Economics
„Tourismus ist, auch wenn es in freiheitlichen Staaten auf den ersten Blick nicht auffällt, hoch politisch. Schon der zweite Blick aber zeigt, daß viele Einrichtungen im Tourismus und damit auch viele Berufsfelder für Absolventen tourismusbezogener Studiengänge direkt oder indirekt mit staatlichen Institutionen und somit der Politik verflochten sind. Kommunale Tourismusstellen, regionale Tourismusverbände, nationale Tourismusorganisationen – sie alle verdanken ihre Existenz politischen Entscheidungen. Entsprechend sind auch ihre strategischen und operativen Handlungsspielräume politisch bestimmt. Ohne zu wissen, wie politische Entscheidungen zustandekommen und welche Kalküle die beteiligten Gremien und die in ihnen vertretenen Personen vor dem Hintergrund der auf sie einwirkenden Interessengruppen und den oft übersehenen eigenen Interessen bei ihren Entscheidungen leiten, ist es kaum möglich, selbst Einfluß zu nehmen.“ Dieses Wissen vermittelt das Lehrbuch „Tourismuspolitik“. Tourismusstudenten eröffnet es einen weiten Blick in die politischen Zusammenhänge, die das touristische Geschehen mitbestimmen und liefert nebenbei noch eine kleine Einführung in die Politikwissenschaft. Politikstudenten werden anhand einer fundierten Darstellung auf ein wichtiges internationales Politikfeld aufmerksam gemacht, das bislang in der Politologie kaum Beachtung gefunden hat.
Author: Karin Sporre,Jan Mannberg
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Education is a societal matter and takes place in relation to societal changes. Today, in many countries, it has to grapple with diversity and differences brought about by migration and changes in gender relations. Questions of values, human rights and the role of religions are raised. In this book scholars from Sweden, Norway, Germany, Great Britain, Canada, Namibia and South Africa discuss the issues above. Similarities as well as differences are highlighted. The varied contributors engage in a North-South dialogue. Among the questions addressed are: Can the Scandinavian countries be understood as more religious than their up-to-date, seemingly secularist reputation has led us to believe? How do some European, Muslim, Christian and secular pupils understand the religious education they receive? Could a global citizenship education, with a gendered understanding as an integral part, be accomplished? ‘Diversity’ and ‘social justice’: what does it take to theoretically integrate these two crucial parameters in education, in South Africa, and in Sweden? The role of religious and values education under changing circumstances is explored through the diverse contributions, that also challenge the hegemony of a Western understanding of democracy, among other values. The purpose of this is to assess what could now constitute global educational common ground.
International Perspectives On Psychological Science
Author: Ralf Schwarzer,Peter A. Frensch
Publisher: Psychology Press
These two volumes present the main contributions from the 29th International Congress of Psychology, held in Berlin in 2008, and are written by international leaders in psychology from around the world. The authors present a variety of approaches and perspectives that reflect cutting-edge advances in psychological science. Personality, Developmental, Social and Cultural Issues provides an overview of advances in several areas of psychology such as clinical, health, social, developmental, and cross-cultural psychology. One section of the volume is dedicated solely to emotions and health, and addresses state-of-the-art work on the regulation of self, health, social relations, and emotions such as passion. Other sections deal with development and personality issues as well as conceptual, cultural, and ethnic approaches to modern psychology. The global perspective of this collection illustrates research being undertaken on all five continents and emphasizes the cultural diversity of the contributors. This book will be an invaluable resource for researchers, professionals, teachers and students in the field of psychology.
Author: Christine Bose,Minjeong Kim
Category: Political Science
Readers of Global Gender Research will learn to compare and contrast feminist concerns globally, gain familiarity with the breadth of gender research, and understand the national contexts that produced it. This volume provides an in-depth comparative picture of the current state of feminist sociological gender and women's studies research in four regions of the world—Africa, Asia, Latin America/the Caribbean, and Europe—as represented by many countries. The introductory essay to each region explains how social science research on women and/or gender issues has been shaped by economics, politics, and culture, and by trends that are simultaneously local, regional, and global. It familiarizes readers with the wide range of salient issues, research methods, writing styles, and leading authors from around the globe. Each regional section includes several chapters on gender research in specific countries that represent the region's diversity and cover the major theoretical and empirical trends that have emerged over time, as well as the relationship of key research questions to feminist activism and women’s or gender studies. Next, the editors illustrate this new wave of gender scholarship with translated/reprinted samples of research articles from additional countries in the region, that cover a wide range of important global topics—such as work, sexuality, masculinities, childcare and family issues, religion, violence, law and gender policies. Finally, this volume provides scholars with extensive bibliographies and a listing of web sites for women’s and gender research centers in 85 countries.
30th Anniversary Essay Competition Winners
Author: Knowledge Rajohane Matshedisho
Category: Social Science
This is the first title in a new series Interventions, a strategic initiative by CODESRIA, aimed at promoting the research output of the younger generation of academics and scholars in Africa, and encouraging the exchange of ideas and experiences between young researchers about African issues. The series intends to create an opportunity for a younger generation of Africans, which is of key demographic importance, to become more engaged in public and/or academic debates about the future of their continent.
ethical and methodological issues
Author: Marie Smyth,Gillian Robinson,INCORE.
Publisher: United Nations Univ
Category: Family & Relationships
The book deals with the methodological and ethical issues arrising when researching conflicts and violent or divided societies. It seaks to analyse what sort of research can give a sound understanding of the way conflict is caused andmaintained in o.
Author: Volker Winterfeldt,Thomas Arthur Fox,Pempelani Mufune
Publisher: Reader in Namibian Sociology
Twenty-two articles on social structures, the state, poverty, religion, culture and gender, all of which are in some way particular to Namibia, its society and the country's embryonic, but promising, academic discipline of sociology. The work is organised into four major sections: economy, labour and environment; social inequalities and institutions, traditionalism, culture and art; and sexuality and health. Some examples of the subjects dealt with are: gender aspects of labour migration in Namibia; the complexities of class formation; social exclusion and poverty amongst Namibia's youth; cultural identities in contemporary musical traditions; Namibian society in fiction and the Namibian novel; sexuality as culture, sexual cultures in tradition, and sexuality and reproductive health; and the possibilities of the co-existence and collaboration between western and traditional medical systems. The book is jointly edited by leading sociologists at the University of Namibia.