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Hybrid Forms of Peace provides cutting-edge research and debates from a range of leading experts and emerging voices in critical peace and conflict studies. Drawing on case studies from sixteen countries, it examines the role of everyday activities and hybridization in (re)shaping international peace-building on the ground. This book provides insights into the challenges – and opportunities – of building peace, and the role of localized forms of human agency in this. It is a must-read for scholars, students and practitioners of peace-building who wish to understand the 'on the ground' realities of peacebuilding in the contemporary era.
Examining the role of memory in the transition from totalitarian to democratic systems, this book makes an important contribution to memory studies. It explores memory as a medium of and impediment to change, looking at memory's biological, cultural, narrative and socio-psychological dimensions.
The journey to the top is difficult for anyone, men and women alike. It requires determination, long hoursand the right CV. Arguably though, women need more support along this route as they face additional hurdles and lack vital role models. This important new book asks 'Where Have All the Senior Women Gone?', and sets out the nine job assignments that are a 'must-have' in building a credible and strong CV for top positions. Women's career histories are often too narrow or too focused on staff roles. A lack of the right job assignments, such as profit and loss responsibility, an international posting or operational experience can be one of the barriers for women to be appointed to the top jobs. In this new book, Ines Wichert describes the challenges and lessons learned of successful female business leaders as they experienced the nine job assignments. Drawing on interview data and original research from both male and female senior executives and CEOs, Wichert provides a broad and balanced insight into both the developmental and the CV-building aspects of each of the nine job assignments under discussion. This book is not only intended for women who want to move all the way to the top. It will help any career-minded woman to re-evaluate her current career trajectory and provide fresh ideas for future career moves. It is also essential reading for all managers and directors who want to improve the development of their employees and who want access to the best candidates for senior executive roles
Over the long eighteenth century English governance was transformed by large adjustments to the legal instruments and processes of power. This book documents and analyzes these shifts and focuses upon the changing relations between legal authority and the English people.
Leadership successes and failures are in the media every day. We are in a global political and financial crisis which is changing how we think about our lives and our futures. The authors present a leadership model for the future which creates the right conditions for people to thrive, individually and collectively, and achieve significant goals.
Combining the study of animal minds, artificial minds, and human evolution, this book examine the advances made by comparative psychologists in explaining the intelligent behaviour of primates,the design of artificial autonomous systems and the cognitive products of language evolution.
A renewed interest in nature, the ancient Greeks, and the freedom of the body was to transform dance and physical culture in the early twentieth century. The book discusses the creative individuals and developments in science and other art forms that shaped the evolution of modern dance in its international context.
This volume studies the relation between globalization and inequalities in emerging societies by linking Area and Global Studies, aiming at a new theory of inequality beyond the nation state and beyond Eurocentrism.
'If we want things to stay as they are, things will have to change. ' from the Italian novel The Leopard, is the starting point of this book which proposes a new framework to effectively manage offensive and defensive marketing strategies. It reinterprets the competitive challenge as a circular journey, that is, an endless sequence of three competitive 'seasons'. The authors call them the games of movement, imitation, and position. Competitive seasons and their most effective marketing maneuvers are fully discussed with the support of figures, incidents, and almost 100 international examples. Altogether, almost 50 offensive and defensive strategies are presented. The book provides the reader with both managerial tools and strategic marketing vision to manage the present while designing the future.
Locating literature at the intersection of distinct areas of thinking on the nature, scope and methods of knowledge - philosophy, theology, science, and the law - this book engages with literary texts across periods and genres to address questions of probability, problems of evidence, the uses of experiment and the poetics and ethics of doubt.
Through empirical material as well as theoretical discussions, this book explores developments in gender-technology relations from the 1980s to today. The author draws on her long-lasting research in the field, providing insight in both historical and more recent discussions of gender in relation to computers and computing.
Employees need dignity and autonomy in their workplace. If they are denied this there will be a strong tendency to resist working conditions and misbehave. The theme of this book is how employees try to establish and maintain dignity and itincludes a wealth of gripping, funny and tragic stories about workers' and managers' creative ways of doing that narratives that make us reflect upon how employees are treated at work and the consequences thereof. Jan Ch. Karlsson presents a new model for analyzing these processes in working life. The model integrates themes that have usually been regarded as separate entities, such as organizational misbehaviour, resistance, abusive supervision, discipline in informal self-organised groups at workplaces, and doing private business during working hours. Through this model a fascinating novel perspective is suggested on what is currently happening in the modern workplace. "
This collection of essays demonstrates that the middlebrow matters. This literary 'middle ground', once dismissed by academia as insignificant and uninteresting, is the site of powerful anxieties about cultural authority that continue to this day. These essays examine the prejudices and aspirations at work in the 'battle of the brows', and show that the middlebrow is central to our understanding of the literary landscape as a whole. Rather than being a stable, easily identifiable mass, the meaning of the middlebrow changes with historical, geographical and formal context. The introduction to this collection traces the complex development of the term, and offers a timely overview of the critical literature. Contributors include Nicola Humble, author of The Feminine Middlebrow Novel, and Joan Rubin, author of The Making of Middlebrow Culture.
Using examples of refugee arts and theatrical activity since the 1990s, this book examines how the 'refugee crisis' has conditioned all arts and cultural activity with refugees in a world where globalization and migration go hand in hand.
An exploration of the interplay between social responsibility, entrepreneurship and the common good which is organized into four sections: business and the common good; educating responsible entrepreneurs; corporate social responsibility (CSR) challenges and the common good; and CSR and entrepreneurship in emerging economies
Law and Markets examines the interaction between legal rules, market forces and prices. It emphasises the economic effects of legal rules on individual incentives in both market and non-market settings, and draws on cases and materials from a wide variety of legal jurisdictions to illustrate economic principles.
Written by fifteen leading academics from the Japan Society for International Development (JASID), this book undertakes a review of Japan's economic development over the previous 150 years, and seeks to clarify Japanese priorities in domestic and foreign policy for the coming decades. Contributors from a variety of disciplines evaluate Japan's own experience in achieving economic development, focusing on topical issues such as the role of the environment, community governance and disaster management. Globalization and economic growth has also brought about a sea-change in Japan's development cooperation policy; the new orientation of this policy is explored in full. This book will be a fruitful resource for policymakers in developing nations as well as academics with an interest in the modernization of non-Western societies.
This book examines how healthcare organisations shape, adapt and resist developments in healthcare policy and practice. This is an international text bringing together contributions from around the globe and covers a wide range of different discussions in relation to the policy/practice gap.
The Business of Giving reviews current thinking and surveys the key techniques any philanthropist or grantmaker should adopt. It also outlines a generic social investment process that can be utilized for all philanthropic or grantmaking programmes. Essential reading for all engaged in or with an interest in philanthropy or civil society in general.
European social democracy is in crisis. In the last decade it has ceased to be about either society or democracy. The authors explore its values, how it can be revived and what kind of political economy it requires to thrive. This book includes a foreword by the two leaders of the 'Building the Good Society' project, Andrea Nahles and Jon Cruddas.
Shows the strong business case for diversity and the deleterious effects of not allowing diversity to take root in organizations by providing afascinating insight into the case for gender diversity in the professional services, marketing and digital arenas, and the way in which a diversity mindset can be fostered in organizations. "
From the mid-eighteenth century to the twentieth, tourism became established as a leisure industry and travel writing as a popular genre. In this collection of essays, leading international historians and travel writing experts examine the role of home tourism in the UK and Ireland in the development of national identities and commercial culture.
This book discusses climate change as a social issue, examining the incompatibility of capitalist development and Earth's physical limits and how these have been regulated in different ways. It addresses the links between modes of consumption, energy regimes and climate change during Fordism and finance-driven capitalism.
Despite plentiful evidence on poverty and reduced health chances and on the benefits of co-operative social networks and social capital, the nature of the relationship between them remains uncertain. Yet an enhanced understanding is needed if we are to gain, not only a more effective purchase on social processes involved in well-being, or on links between poverty and place, but also of the stratagems people adopt to challenge or cope with social and economic difficulties and resist their deleterious effects. Drawing on key concepts and on community studies conducted in East London housing estates, this book brings together diverse strands of influence on participatory community life and individual well-being. Residents' rich narratives are used to emphasize the significance of different social network patterns for mediating disadvantage and happiness. The book makes a timely contribution to post 2010 policy agendas and to current political debates on the 'big society' and the 'good society'.
Addressing the impact of the Russian Revolution and change and continuity in diplomacy during the transition from Empire to Soviet Union, this book examines how Russia's diplomacy was conducted, the diplomats behind it, the establishment of the Soviet diplomatic corps and the steps taken to integrate the Soviets into the diplomatic world.
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