An Interdisciplinary Overview

Author: Giuseppe Caforio

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134223625

Category: History

Page: 320

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This innovative book presents the reader with a clear international view of interdisciplinary and intradisciplinary approaches to military and conflict-resolution studies. In this first title on its subject, leading expert Giuseppe Caforio offers a thorough analysis of the new aspects and trends of the social sciences in studying the military. Since the end of the Cold War, military operations other than war, crisis-response operations, the fight against terrorism, and hi-tech warfare have posed for the militaries of all countries a new set of human and social challenges and problems of an intensity that had never been seen in peacetime. Sociology, social psychology, anthropology and the science of conflict are grappling with these issues, common to all armed forces, with a new fervour. This new book offers an update on the state-of-the-art on this theme and defines the latest study and research trends in the field. Social Sciences and the Military contains essays by some of the most highly regarded scholars on the subject and will be essential reading for all students of civil-military relations, conflict resolution and military studies in general.
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Author: James A. Duplass

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1111791015

Category: Education

Page: 464

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Written for the elementary social studies methods course, this interactive program features a combined textbook-workbook that is thoroughly integrated with a dynamic website. To accommodate the visual preferences of today's students, the easy-reading print text features bulleted lists and contemporary graphics. The program's interactive approach and flexibility allow instructors to model the kinds of teaching principles and practices that students will want to use in their own elementary school classrooms. These principles and practices are integrated throughout the text and include active-learning strategies, application of constructivist principles, a focus on big ideas and thinking skills, use of the Internet, and modeling of best practices and performance-based assessments (based on INTASC and NCATE standards). As a result, the book serves as a springboard for classroom activities, website explorations, and/or instructor-led activities. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
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Author: Joel Baum,Joseph B. Lampel

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 1849508984

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 480

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This volume brings together various emerging perspectives in strategy research for further interaction and debate. Contributions address a range of issues related to the globalization of strategy research and chapters examine strategy theory, methods and research as well as strategy as practice, discourse and reflexive design.
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An Interdisciplinary Appraisal

Author: R.S. Chen,E. Boulding,Stephen H. Schneider

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789027714909

Category: Science

Page: 255

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This volume presents the findings of a small group of both social and natural scientists who tackled the 'so what' question. Led by Dartmouth sociologist, Elise Boulding, and Boulder climatologist, Stephen Schneider, the group examined how a changing climate might affect people and institutions and how these might respond. The outcome of their interdisciplinary appraisal is a blend of careful reviews of relevant social-science work, group interaction and discussion, and concrete suggestions for further research and analysis.
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Proceedings of the 3rd International Congress on Interdisciplinary Behavior and Social Science 2014 (ICIBSoS 2014), 1–2 November 2014, Bali, Indonesia.

Author: Ford Lumban Gaol

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1315687631

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 92

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The human aspect plays an important role in the social sciences. The behavior of people has become a vital area of focus in the social sciences as well. Interdisciplinary Behavior and Social Sciences contains papers that were originally presented at the 3rd International Congress on Interdisciplinary Behavior and Social Science 2014 (ICIBSoS 2014), held 1–2 November 2014 at the Bali Dynasty Resort, Kuta, Bali, Indonesia. The contributions deal with various interdisciplinary research topics, particularly in the fields of social sciences, education, economics and arts. The papers focus especially on such topics as language, cultural studies, economics, behavior studies, political sciences, media and communication, psychology and human development. This printed abstracts volume (92 pp) comes with a full paper CD-ROM (448 pp).
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A Multidisciplinary Approach to Chronic Childhood Illness

Author: Dixon-Woods, Mary,Young, Bridget,Heney, David

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 0335212557

Category: Medical

Page: 224

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Written by a sociologist, psychologist and practising paediatric oncologist, this book offers a fresh theoretical approach to the experience of childhood cancer. The book also discusses the impact on parents and other family members when a child is diagnosed with cancer.
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Inter- and Multidisciplinary Approaches between Society and Space

Author: Maria Manuela Mendes,Teresa Sá,João Cabral

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319534777

Category: Social Science

Page: 233

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This book contributes to current debates on the relationship between architecture and the social sciences, highlighting current interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary teaching as well as research and practice in architecture and urbanism. It also raises awareness about the complementarities and tensions between the spaces of the project, including the construction spaces and living space. It gives voice to recent projects and socio-territorial interventions, focusing on interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary approaches between society and space. Divided into two parts, the first part discusses the possible dialogue between social sciences and architecture, while the second part explores architecture, politics and social change in urban territories from a European perspective.
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Author: William K. Carroll

Publisher: Canadian Scholars’ Press

ISBN: 1551302519

Category: Social Science

Page: 408

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Edited by Canadian sociologist William K. Carroll, this thought-provoking volume is designed for research methods courses in sociology and social sciences. Critical Strategies for Social Research explores ways in which several key research strategies bring an emancipatory dimension to social analysis. The new approaches recognize that social analysis is a form of knowledge production that takes place in a human-constructed world marked by injustice and persistent inequality. Carroll considers five influential and productive strategies of inquiry: Dialectical Social Analysis Institutional Ethnography Participatory Action Research Critical Discourse Analysis Social Inquiry as Communicative Reason
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Author: Zhong-Shan Gao,Hua-Hao Shen,Min Zheng,Lynn J. Frewer,Luud J. W. J. Gilissen

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3642316093

Category: Science

Page: 480

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Allergy is an immunological disease caused by multiple factors and characterized by variability, specificity and complexity. "Multidisciplinary Approaches to Allergies" covers diverse aspects ranging from basic molecular mechanisms to societal issues within the framework of multidisciplinary approaches to allergies. It contains 29 chapters in 6 parts: General Allergy; Allergenic Sources and Allergens; Diagnosis; Therapies and Pharmacy; Hypoallergenic Products; Environment, Hygiene and Societal Issues. It can be used in education and research as introductory and supplementary material. It is also an indispensable tool for scientists and doctors who are searching for an integrated way for allergy prevention, treatment and management. Zhong-Shan Gao, Ph.D., is Professor of Fruit Science and Allergy at the Department of Horticulture and the Allergy Research Center, Zhejiang University, China. Hua-Hao Shen, M.D., Ph.D., is Professor of Respiratory Diseases at the Second Affiliated Hospital, School of Medicine, Zhejiang University, China, and Professor in the Chang Jiang Scholars Program (MOE). Min Zheng, M.D., Ph.D., is Professor of Dermatology at the Second Affiliated Hospital, School of Medicine, Zhejiang University, China. Lynn J. Frewer, Ph.D., is Professor of Food & Society at the School of Agriculture, Food and Rural Development, Newcastle University, UK. Luud J.W.J. Gilissen, Ph.D., is senior researcher at Plant Research International, Wageningen University and Research Centre, the Netherlands.
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Author: Sigmund Kvam,Karen Patrick Knutsen,Peter Langemeyer

Publisher: Waxmann Verlag

ISBN: 9783830972532

Category: Art

Page: 325

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Der sprachliche Text in und zwischen den Kulturen, der aus sprachwissenschaftlicher, literaturwissenschaftlicher und sozialwissenschaftlicher Perspektive behandelt wird, ist gemeinsamer Gegenstand der Beiträge. Die Themen sind weit gefächert: Neben theoretischen Fragen zum Textverstehen und zur Übersetzung werden Textsorten wie Gebrauchsanweisungen, Lehrpläne und Romane des 20. Jahrhunderts untersucht sowie Kommunikationsstrukturen in der Wissenschaft, im Bildungswesen, im Gesundheitswesen und in der Wirtschaft analysiert. Der Band ist aus einer interdisziplinären und internationalen Tagung hervorgegangen, die 2009 an der Gesamthochschule Østfold (Halden, Norwegen) stattfand. Die Autoren arbeiten an Hochschulen und Universitäten in Dänemark, Griechenland, Norwegen, Österreich und Schweden. The major topic of this book is the communicative unit of the text, both within and between cultures. The concept of text is analyzed from a number of different perspectives, for example from a linguistic perspective, from the point of view of literary studies and from the field of the social sciences. In addition to posing theoretical questions on genres and translation studies, the authors examine a variety of texts, such as instruction manuals, study programmes, contemporary literature as well as focusing on communicative structures in science, educational systems, health care and business. The articles in this anthology were inspired by a workshop on the interdisciplinary study of the concept of text arranged at Østfold University College in Halden, Norway in 2009. The authors are researchers at universities and university colleges in Austria, Denmark, Greece, Norway and Sweden.
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Survey Research and Social Science at the University of Michigan and Beyond

Author: James S. House

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

ISBN: 9780472068487

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 490

View: 7816

Maps the development of social science in the twentieth century through the instrument of survey research
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An Interdisciplinaru Approach : Ethics, Institutions, and Marketes

Author: Beat Bürgenmeier

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780792391869

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 190

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This book calls attention to the social dimension of economics and stresses the need for an ethical yardstick which can only be provided by an interdisciplinary approach to the economy -- socio-economics. Current thought claims to account for ethics by portraying economics as both positive and normative. The positive aspect of economics is based on observable fact. This is typified by the neoclassical school, which takes as its main premise the hypothesis of individual economic rationality resulting in economic decisions based on efficient market processes. The normative aspect of economics involves value judgements. Economic theory acknowledges that economic agents are free to express value judgements, and if one point of view is to prevail, it can only be the majority view based on an equitable democratic process. Accordingly, strict application of the principles of the market economy and political democracy should eliminate the need for a separate ethical approach to economics. Despite this conclusion, recent years have witnessed the need to introduce ethical considerations into economics. For one, the distinction between the normative and positive aspects of economics and their linking with politics and economics, respectively, are gross oversimplifications. In addition, numerous market failures make it difficult to accept efficient markets as the determinant of all economic decisions. Finally, democratic processes are hard to maintain due to society's inability to develop a sense of solidarity. This book provides the `ethical yardstick' necessary in analyzing economic decisions, institutions and policies discussed in relation with environment protection.
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Standards, Meaning, and Understanding

Author: Barbara Slater Stern

Publisher: Eye On Education

ISBN: 9781930556300

Category: Social Science

Page: 189

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According to some politicians and much of the mainstream media, immigrant populations only contribute crime to their communities. Seen as unmotivated and unemployed, these immigrants are thought to be a threat to society's moral fiber, and a burden to its justice system. Ramiro Martinez tells a very different story in Latino Homicide. Studying five major cities--Chicago, El Paso, Houston, Miami, and San Diego--Martinez reveals Latino homicide rates to be markedly lower than one would expect, given the economic deprivation of these urban areas. Far from dangerous or criminal, these communities often have exceptionally strong social networks precisely because of their shared immigrant experiences. With fascinating case studies drawn from police reports and actual cases, Latino Homicide refutes negative stereotypes in a coherent and critically rigorous analysis of the issues.
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New Approaches to Allergy Prevention and Management

Author: Luud J.E.J. Gilissen,Luud J. W. J. Gilissen,Harry J. Wichers,Huub F.J. Savelkoul,Robert J. Bogers

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781402038969

Category: Medical

Page: 205

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In Western societies, the incidence and prevalence of respiratory and food-related allergies have increased rapidly over the past decades. Changes in life style, e.g. in hygiene, child vaccination, housing insulation, food consumption patterns, etc. are thought to be involved in this increase. Direct and indirect costs related to allergy are expected to rise rapidly, especially in the Central and Eastern European countries that recently joined the European Union. Major concerns relate to the significant decrease of the quality of life of patients and their relatives. Therefore, time is urgent to develop strategies for large-scale and structural tackling of the allergy problem. Approaches aiming at allergy prevention with a focus on controlling our living environment and the food production chain, as well as on the choices consumers and patients make, seem very promising and complementary to solve this medicalized problem. This book, written by renowned experts, reflects the current ideas for future possibilities of allergy prevention, using integrated and multidisciplinary strategies and covering the entire knowledge framework from comprehensive fundamental research to implementation into society. It describes approaches from the following main topics: The medical and molecular context The food production chain and novel foods The living and occupational environment People and society. This book will be an indispensable tool for all those scientists that are searching for ways to solve the current allergy problems.
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Land and Sea Alternatives

Author: Commission on Physical Sciences,Mathematics and Resources,Commission on Physical Sciences, Mathematics, and Applications,Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences,National Research Council

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 0309567092

Category: Science

Page: 208

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Can decision makers meaningfully compare land versus sea options for waste disposal? Using available scientific data on waste behavior and new studies from East and West Coast dump sites, this book shows how to use a matrix approach to rank the ecological and health consequences of any combination of waste, site, and disposal system design.
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Theoretical Controversies, Research Problems, and Evaluation Strategies

Author: Günter Albrecht,Hans-Uwe Otto

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3110864320

Category: Social Science

Page: 650

View: 1990

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