Theory and Simulation

Author: Steffen Blaschke

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3834998095

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 216

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Steffen Blaschke reconsiders the three major concepts knowledge, learning, and memory in the light of social systems theory. He complements autopoietic organization theory with a clear-cut distinction between individual and organizational knowledge, learning, and memory.
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Making Central European Nonprofit-Organizations Work

Author: Annette E. Zimmer,Eckhard Priller

Publisher: VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften

ISBN: 3322809803

Category: Political Science

Page: 737

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The handbook provides practical knowledge pertinent to civil society organizations. It is specifically designed to meet the demands of organizations in Central Europe and addresses lecturers, students, staff and volunteers of NPOs. Das Handbuch stellt praxisrelevantes Wissen zur Führung einer zivilgesellschaftlichen Organisation parat und ist speziell auf die besonderen Bedarfe Mitteleuropas abgestimmt.
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Corporatism, Social Order and Political Conflict

Author: Colin Crouch,Wolfgang Streeck

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 1847202896

Category: Corporate state

Page: 288

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This is an important volume by authoritative authors that raises important questions about democracy. It demands extended attention and will stimulate debate. Wyn Grant, Political Studies Review This timely book fills a void in the literature on interest group representation in democracies. Contributors address various topics in democratic development and interest group representation in a manner that is both broadly comparative and attentive to in-depth case studies. . . . Overall, this is a great addition to the literature on democratic consolidation with a neo-corporatistic focus. Highly recommended. B.A Yesilada, Choice At a time when democratization and the state of democracy are at the forefront of attention in many parts of the world, this book examines the state-of-the-art on this vital political issue. Revisiting the now classical literature on neo-corporatism in light of current research and theory, the contributors illustrate the enormous influence of the neo-corporatist debate on modern political science, political sociology, and political economy. Reflecting on a major part of the recent history of social science, they shed light on some of its current core concepts, such as governance, policy networks, and varieties of capitalism. The book traces the evolution of political conflicts concerning social order; from the class conflicts in Europe in the of 1970s Europe to the subsequent Latin American and Eastern European battles over democratization and democratic transition, to the debate on the democratic deficit of the European Union. Paying tribute to the work of Philippe Schmitter, which bridges the themes discussed in the book and which has provided inspiration to an entire generation of social scientists, The Diversity of Democracy will be invaluable to academics, students and researchers with an interest in political science, democratic theory, European integration and the study of democratic transitions as well as Latin American and Eastern European studies.
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Author: Mary Kaldor,Sabine Selchow,Tamsin Murray-Leach

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 113744147X

Category: Political Science

Page: 242

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The demonstrations and occupations that emerged across Europe in 2011-12 struck a chord in public opinion in a way that has not been true for many years. Based on research carried out across the continent, this volume investigates why this is occurring now and what they tell us about the future of the European project.
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Critical and Primary Sources

Author: Ellen Rosewall,Rachel Shane

Publisher: Critical and Primary Sources

ISBN: 9781474288682

Category: Art

Page: N.A

View: 2017

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Author: Gil Fried,Timothy D. DeSchriver,Michael Mondello

Publisher: Human Kinetics

ISBN: 1450421040

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 421

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"Sport Finance, Third Edition," allows students to grasp fundamental concepts in sport finance, even if they have not previously studied finance. The text engages students with a practical approach to traditionally difficult financial skills and principles.
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Author: Paul Battersby,Joseph M. Siracusa

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 9780742566538

Category: Political Science

Page: 264

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This concise text presents a focused, well-rounded, and clear-eyed introduction to the concept of human security. Questioning the utility of traditional national-security frameworks in the post–Cold War era, Paul Battersby and Joseph M. Siracusa argue that we must urgently reconsider the principle of state sovereignty in a global world where threats to humanity are beyond the capacity of any one nation to address through unilateral action. The authors highlight circumstances, actors, and influences beyond the traditional focus on state security, especially the role of international organizations and nongovernmental organizations. They also emphasize the importance of human rights, arguing for the development of an effective intervention capacity to protect individuals from state action as well as other security threats arising from conflict, poverty, disease, and environmental degradation. A welcome alternative to state-centric approaches to security, this balanced book will be a valuable supplement for courses in international and national security.
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Why Some Members Utilize Their Membership Only Little

Author: Maren Mueller

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 3656239525

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 185

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Doctoral Thesis / Dissertation from the year 2012 in the subject Sport - Sport Economics, Sport Management, grade: cum laude, Sport Academy Cologne (Institut für Sportökonomie und Sportmanagement), language: English, abstract: The study examines the question why some members utilitze their fitness club membership only little. This behaviour seems to be odd under microeconomic theory assuming human beings to maximize profits. An estimated 30% of fitness club members in Germany utilize their membership rarely but still do not intend to cancel despite ongoing monthly fees. In order to answer the question of the thesis, utility functions are employed embedding not only traditional economic factors such as money and time but also variables from social sciences, particularly from motivation theory and sport science. Further, recent findings from flat rate effects are elaborated whether to have an impact on non-attendance behaviour. The work adds to a young field in economics, namely to behavioural economics. Economic studies so far predominantly examined on consumption behaviour and the quantity thereof but not on possible utility of non-consumption behaviour. The examination is not only interesting from a theoretical perspective, it also gives practical implications and recommendations to fitness club managers and fitness club consumers. Having insight into determinants of non-consumption behaviour might help fitness club managers to identify customers who attend infrequently but pay regular fees. In this, fitness club managers can implement successful acquisition and relationship management strategies. On the other hand, fitness club consumers can derive conclusions from the study in order to become aware of their behaviour and to possibly behave more cost-efficiently in the future.
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Ansätze, Personen, Grundbegriffe

Author: Renate Kroll

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783476018175

Category: Biography

Page: 425

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Contains biographies and terminology of world known experts, teachers and activists in the fields of gender identity, sexual identity and women's studies.
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Author: Roger D. Blair

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139504525

Category: Business & Economics

Page: N.A

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Sports Economics, the most comprehensive textbook in the field by celebrated economist Roger D. Blair, focuses primarily on the business and economics aspects of major professional sports and the NCAA. It employs the basic principles of economics to address issues such as the organization of leagues, pricing, advertising and broadcasting as well as the labor market in sports. Among its novel features is the candid coverage of the image and integrity of players, teams, managers and the leagues themselves, including cases of gambling, cheating, misconduct and steroids. Blair explains how economic decisions are made under conditions of uncertainty using the well-known expected utility model and makes extensive use of present value concepts to analyze investment decisions. Numerous examples are drawn from the daily press. The text offers ample boxes to illustrate sports themes, as well as extensive use of diagrams, tables, problem sets and research questions.
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Author: Rajesh Tandon,Ranjita Mohanty

Publisher: N.A


Category: Civil Society

Page: 157

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The Potential Of Civil Society In Influencing Governance Has Gained Currency In Academic And Policy Debates In The Recent Times. This Becomes Particularly Relevant In An Old Democracy Like India Where The State Has Not Been Able To Meet The Need For Water, Shelter, Education, And As Recent Events Show Even The Food Requirements Of A Large Number Of People, But Where A Democratic Framework Of The State Provides Space And Freedom For People To Engage In Collective Action To Question The State, To Demand A Revision In Policy, To Implement The Laws Which Are So Elaborately Of Its Institutions. This Makes The Interface Between Civil Society And Governance In India Somewhat Different From Countries Which Share A Different Political, Economic And Social Context. This Book Shows How Civil Society Actors Are Being Able To Influence Governance Positively, As Well As Their Limitations Which Inhibit The Impact Of This Interface.
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Author: Kathleen Thelen

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107053161

Category: Political Science

Page: 282

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This book examines contemporary changes in labor market institutions in the United States, Germany, Denmark, Sweden, and the Netherlands, focusing on developments in three arenas - industrial relations, vocational education and training, and labor market policy. While confirming a broad, shared liberalizing trend, it finds that there are in fact distinct varieties of liberalization associated with very different distributive outcomes. Most scholarship equates liberal capitalism with inequality and coordinated capitalism with higher levels of social solidarity. However, this study explains why the institutions of coordinated capitalism and egalitarian capitalism coincided and complemented one another in the "Golden Era" of postwar development in the 1950s and 1960s, and why they no longer do so. Contrary to the conventional wisdom, this study reveals that the successful defense of the institutions traditionally associated with coordinated capitalism has often been a recipe for increased inequality due to declining coverage and dualization. Conversely, it argues that some forms of labor market liberalization are perfectly compatible with continued high levels of social solidarity and indeed may be necessary to sustain it.
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Author: Alison Hodge

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415194512

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 251

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Actor training is arguably one of the most unique phenomenons of 20th-century theatre making. This text analyses the theories, training exercises and productions of 14 key directors.
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Organizing Across Institutional and National Divides

Author: Glenn Morgan,Peer Hull Kristensen,Richard Whitley

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 9780199259298

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 321

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In contrast to the traditional view of multinational firms as cohesive rational actors maximizing the use of resources across national boundaries, the contributors to this volume argue that they are complex social arenas where competing groups draw on resources from their own socially-embedded locations in developing new transnational social relationships. As firms seek to manage across national and institutional boundaries, they stretch their existing capacities and routines and developnew sets of transnational social relationships through different groups competing and cooperating. These processes occur at a number of levels which are explored in different empirical settings. Firstly, at the level of governance, multinational firms may develop conflicts between investors from different national contexts, e.g. between the arms-length orientation of Anglo-Saxon institutional investors and the more committed orientation of investors in certain European and Asian contexts.The tension between opening the firm up for foreign investors in order to have access to more and cheaper capital and the consequent effects on management strategy is explored in a number of chapters. Secondly, at the level of coordinating activities across different sites, multinationals may encourage competition between plants in different countries as well as seeking to transfer best practices. The result may be pressure on managers and employees in certain plants to give up traditionalpractices and employment rights. Thirdly, multinational firms operate in environments where other forms of coordinating international business activity may also occur, e.g. cartels or the creation of international regulatory activity. They therefore compete for the regulatory space in complex political environments that will enable them to prosper.
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Multi-Level Processes and Organized Civil Society

Author: Jeremy Kendall

Publisher: Edward Elgar Pub

ISBN: 9781849802758

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 402

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The third sector - sometimes referred to as organised civil society, nonprofit associations or NGOs - is increasingly recognised as a central policy actor in Europe. This handbook capitalises on the expertise of leading third sector and public policy researchers.
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Author: Jean-Christophe Merle

Publisher: N.A


Category: Anti-globalization movement

Page: 714

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Der wirtschaftliche und soziale Globalisierungsprozeß der letzten Jahre steht im Mittelpunkt der aktuellen Debatten. Je nach Bewertung plädiert man für eine Globalisierung der politischen Institutionen oder man warnt vor den Folgen für Solidarität und Demokratie. Die schwerwiegendsten Bedenken betreffen aber nicht erst Modelle einer globalen Weltordnung, sondern sie beginnen schon auf dem Weg zu einer solchen: Kein Globalisierungsprozeß der politischen Institutionen - keine Harmonisierung und kein Zusammenschluß zwischen Staaten - könnte je stattfinden, welcher den Forderungen der demokratischen Rechtsstaatlichkeit gerecht wäre. Eine internationale und interdisziplinäre Gruppe von Autoren befaßt sich mit drei wichtigen Dimensionen einer Ethik der Harmonisierung und des Zusammenschlusses zwischen Staaten: 1. der Ethik der internationalen Verhandlungen und Abkommen, 2. der Möglichkeit einer Globalisierung der Öffentlichkeit und 3. der Anwendung des Prinzips von Föderalismus und Subsidiarität auf solche Staatengebilde. - Mit deutsch- und englischsprachigen Beiträgen von L. Baccelli, P. Burgess, P. Cobben, P. Coppens, B. Freitag, O. Höffe, T. Pogge, G. Reichberg, D. Spini, L. Trocsanyi u.a.
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