Author: J?rgen Habermas
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
We live in a time of turbulent change when many of the frameworks that have characterized our societies over the last few centuries – such as the international order of sovereign nation-states – are being called into question. In this new volume of essays and interviews, Habermas focuses his attention on these processes of change and provides some of the resources needed to understand them. What kind of international order should we seek to create in our contemporary global age? How should we understand the political project of Europe and how can the democratic deficit of the EU be overcome? How should we understand the relation between democracy as popular sovereignty, which has become the defining principle of political legitimacy in the modern world, and the idea of basic human rights embodied in the rule of law? Habermas brings his formidable powers of analysis and his distinctive theoretical perspective to bear on these and other key questions of the modern age. His analysis is shaped throughout by his commitment to informed public debate and his powerful advocacy of a postnational renewal of the project of constitutional democracy. Time of Transitions will be essential reading for all students and scholars of sociology and politics, and it will be of interest to anyone concerned with the key social and political questions of our time.
Rajiv Gandhi to the 21st Century
Author: Mani Shankar Aiyar
Publisher: Penguin Books India
Mani Shankar Aiyar Looks Back To The Changes That Have Taken Place During The &Lsquo;Time Of Transition&Rsquo; &Mdash;The Two Decades Since Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi Left Office After The Lok Sabha Elections Of November 1989. Rajiv Gandhi Was The Fourth Prime Minister Of India In Four Decades Of Independence, But The Last Twenty Years Have Seen As Many As Eight Prime Ministers And Several More Governments. Accompanying The Change From Single-Party Governance To The Instability Of Coalition Politics Are Major Transformations In The Pace, Trajectory And Even The Goals Of Nation-Building. It Is These Contentious Transitions That Are Reflected In The Five Major Themes Of This Volume: Democracy, Secularism, Socialism, Nonalignment, And Neighbourhood Policy. Mani Shankar Aiyar Was Both A Witness To, And A Reluctant Participant In, These Processes Of Change: As Joint Secretary In Rajiv Gandhi&Rsquo;S Prime Minister&Rsquo;S Office, As An Mp Since 1991, And Today As A Cabinet Minister In The United Progressive Alliance Government. His Columns For The Indian Express Are Analytical And Vivid Commentaries On Their Times, Written In The Author&Rsquo;S Inimitable Style. This Collection Sheds Light On A Critically Significant Era In Contemporary India.
Two Collectors of Chinese Art
Author: Thomas Lawton
Publisher: Spencer Museum of Art University of Kansas
Category: Art, Chinese
Contains two essays which look at the lives of two men that collected Chinese art during the transition from Imperial to Republican China. Tuan-fang was a viceroy during the final years of the Ch'ing dynasty and Dr John C. Ferguson was an American missionary.
The Growth of Families Headed by Women
Author: Heather L. Ross,Isabel V. Sawhill,Anita R. MacIntosh,Urban Institute
Publisher: The Urban Insitute
Category: Social Science
Single parent families, usually headed by women, are transitional in two important senses: they frequently represent a transitional stage between marriages; and they are a symptom of the transition from a "distributive" family structure, in which a man provides resources for financially dependent women and children, to a form characterized by less specialized marital roles and more equal sharing of the physical care and financial support of children. This book examines the social and public policy implications of these changes. It is divided into seven chapters. Chapter 1, "Introduction," provides reasons for research and explanations for change. Chapter 2, "Families Headed by Women: Their Growth and Changing Composition," explores recent trends and family demography. Chapter 3,"Marital Instability," examines marriage from psychological, economic, and social perspectives. Chapter 4, "Race and Family Structure," discusses racial family differences and recent trends in female headedness among black families. Chapter 5, "Welfare and Female-Headed Families," examines the roles of eligibility, benefits, and incentives. Chapter 6, "What Happens to Children in Female-Headed Families?" evaluates existing knowledge and explores negative consequences for children. Chapter 7, "The Family in Transition," sums up the book's themes and suggests new directions for research and public policy. A bibliography is appended to each chapter. The book includes six appendices providing various types of statistical analysis, 50 statistical tables, and four figures. An author and subject index is included. (AF)
Spiritual wisdom for times of transition
Author: Mike Riddell
None of us has precisely the same path to follow, and yet all of us are summoned to follow a path . . . For many of us, the understanding emerges clearly in mid-life, at the very time when we suspect it is too late for us to do anything about it. Our soul knows better; it is simply time to wake up.' This inspiring and challenging book is for anyone who has ever asked, 'What now?' or 'What will be left of my life when I'm gone?' Storyteller and writer Mike Riddell brilliantly identifies the malaise that is particularly common in midlife and shows us how to make it a time for refocusing on what really matters. In an engrossing blend of reflection and story, he encourages us to regain our capacity for wonder and to discover the unique gift that only we can bring to the world.
Author: Dale Belman,Morley Gunderson,Douglas Hyatt,Industrial Relations Research Association
Publisher: Cornell University Press
Category: Political Science
The public sector seems to be in the early stages of a profound transition, similar in scale to the transformation of private sector industrial relations in the 1970s and 1980s. This volume analyzes elements in what is variously described as reinventing government, re-engineering the public sector, and instituting performance-based government.The contributors suggest the new system will be shaped by two main strategies now being followed. One emphasizes improving the efficiency of government through innovative practices and a movement away from the bureaucratic, civil service model. The other stresses cost cutting as an end in itself. While the first strategy offers improved services and a more involved workforce, the implicit goals of the second are often service reduction, downsizing government, privatization of service provision, and reductions in real compensation. This volume deals with the full scope of public employment relations, including issues of labor adjustment, workplace practices and human resource management policies, as well as alternative dispute resolution procedures and labor-management cooperation in the collective bargaining arena.
Author: Paul Glen
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
A professional man in his 50's and in a 2d career is sent to a former communist country to help it make the transition to free market management. In the country, he is requested to teach businessmen with the help of Gabriela, a skilled translator. Gradually, they become very close and together enjoy many pleasant adventures, but complications of family and distance interfere with their relationship.
Author: Douglas Besharov,Karen Baehler
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Category: Political Science
Examines the consolidation of Chinese social policy, partly as a result of economic liberalization and expansion.
The Future of the U.S. Army National Guard
Author: Stephanie Sanok Kostro
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Category: Political Science
Currently, U.S. armed forces are facing a rapidly shifting environment. Even as the major combat operations in Afghanistan and Iraq that defined the last decade are coming to an end, a wide variety of new and evolving challenges, both abroad and at home, are confronting the nation’s military.
Author: Michael Mitchell,David Covin
Publisher: Transaction Publishers
Category: Social Science
Black Politics in a Time of Transition appears at an historic point in American politics. From the vantage point of the maturation of the study of black politics, this volume provides a framework for current and future discussion of this critical time. Incorporating the expanded stream of work on today’s black politics, this latest volume of the National Political Science Review is also a new assessment of the period from which the study of black politics emerged. Selected for this volume are chapters of contemporary relevance alongside those that reconsider an early twentieth- century pioneer in black politics and history, W. E. B. Du Bois. The volume also includes a robust book review section that spans a range of topics from the South’s new racial politics to the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. This volume features work by varied and accomplished scholars, including “Black Power in Black Presidential Bids From Jackson to Obama,” Katherine Tate; “‘But I Voted for Obama’: Melodrama and Post-Civil Rights, Post-Feminist Ideology in Grey’s Anatomy, Crash, and Barack Obama’s 2008 Presidential Bid,” Nikol Alexander-Floyd; “Afro-Brazilian Black Linked Fate in Salvador and São Paulo, Brazil,” Gladys Mitchell; and “Beyond Tactical Withdrawal: An Early History of the National Conference of Black Political Scientists,” Joseph P. McCormick, II.
Author: David Coulby,Robert Cowen,Crispin Jones
Publisher: Psychology Press
With contributions from international authors, this text demonstrates that education systems, and what it is to be educated, are in transition and that societies and economies are changing dramatically. The contributors explore expanding university systems, financial responsibilities and curricula.
Author: Time-Life Books
Publisher: Time Life Education
Chronicles several major events including the end of the Vietnam war, Watergate, Roe v. Wade, Disco, and much more.
Author: Kerry A. Bunker,Michael Wakefield
Publisher: Center for Creative Leadership
Category: Business & Economics
Organizations today are awash in change. Managing change requires leaders to focus simultaneously on managing the business and providing effective leadership to the people. More often than not, it is the focus on the people side that loses out. This book offers a framework for understanding the issues and competencies that contribute to effective leadership during times of change. Its purpose is to help leaders determine how to choose and move among a variety of managerial approaches--to help them see what's working, what's not working, and what's missing. In this way, leaders can more clearly assess their impact and learn how to meet the demands of both managing the business and leading the people.
A Virginian’s Stand in Time of Transition
Author: Sarah Patton Boyle
Publisher: Pickle Partners Publishing
Sarah Patton Boyle’s personal crusade for civil rights began in the fall of 1950, when the University of Virginia refused to admit Gregory Swanson, the Negro student who challenged its policy of segregation. Confident that this wrong could be righted quickly, Mrs. Boyle, the wife of a professor at the University, went forth to do her share—to meet not only with the burning crosses of white hatred but with decided wariness on the part of Negroes. Here is the story of Mrs. Boyle’s lonely struggle—the more courageous for her aristocratic Virginia background and traditional Southern upbringing. It is also the story of her painful re-education—of a Southerner’s discovery of “the real Negro, the real white man, and herself.” A fascinating, reaffirming read. “It should be read by everyone with the brotherhood of man.”—Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. “A most interesting and revealing book, honest, compassionate. The South needs it; Negroes need it; northerners need it. It is beautiful in its candor and deeply moving....”—Lillian Smith
Earth in a Time of Transition
Author: Lawrence H. Tanner
This volume presents the latest science on all significant geological and paleontological aspects of the Earth during the Late Triassic Period. Rather than presenting a collection of narrowly focused research papers, the volume consists of a series of peer-reviewed chapters on specific aspects of the Late Triassic world (e.g., tectonics, magmatism, paleobotany, climate, etc.), all authored by experts in the subject of their respective chapters. Each chapter reviews and summarizes the latest findings in these fields and also includes a review of the pertinent literature. The author list is very broadly international and forms a veritable who’s who of expertise in these fields. The book is loosely organized to present the physical aspects of Earth during the Late Triassic at the outset, followed by the paleontological aspects. The latter section is further organized to present the record of the marine environment first before moving onto land, with fauna followed by flora. The volume closes with a review of the end-Triassic extinctions.