Comparative Management: Critical Perspectives Vol 2 by Malcolm Warner

By Malcolm Warner

With the influence of globalization, comparative administration is turning into one of many unmarried most vital parts inside of administration stories. Comparative administration reproduces the main insightful and influential papers during this region, together with articles on rules and techniques of comparative administration in addition to a variety of state established stories.

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Rescuing the Enlightenment from Itself: Critical and by Janet McIntyre-Mills

By Janet McIntyre-Mills

Rescuing the Enlightenment from Itself: severe and Systemic Implications for Democracy offers papers that make the case that stable governance is ready pondering and perform which may result in a greater stability of social, cultural, political, financial and environmental matters to make sure a sustainable destiny for ourselves and for destiny generations. The paintings is galvanized via the considering C. West Churchman and types the 1st quantity in a brand new sequence: C. West Churchman’s Legacy and similar Works. The e-book positive factors contributions from a number invited authors together with Russell L. Ackoff, Ken Bausch, John van Gigch and Norma Romm. the amount is aimed toward lecturers, post-graduate scholars and contributors institutions operating within the fields of platforms sciences, public coverage and administration, politics, and diplomacy.

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My Visit to the Sun or Critical Essays on Physics, by Lawrence S. Benson

By Lawrence S. Benson

This quantity includes the essays as regards to physics. It pertains to physics, or typical philosophy. It comprises, within the so much concise demeanour attainable, needs to details in technological know-how and artwork that needs to rather be sought in several volumes on these topics. The paintings is unique in notion, finished in plan, daring in personality, full of life popular, exhaustive in study, forcible in argument, poetical in dictation, and erudite in remedy. It demanding situations the scrutiny of savans; it really is readable and instructive, and should pay off many perusals.

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No Social Science Without Critical Theory, Volume 25 by Harry F. Dahms

By Harry F. Dahms

Because the linguistic flip in Frankfurt college severe idea through the Seventies, philosophical issues became more and more vital to its total schedule, on the rate of concrete social-scientific inquiries. whilst, all of the person social sciences specially economics and psychology, but in addition political technology and sociology were relocating more and more clear of the problem key representatives of the so-called first iteration of Frankfurt college severe theorists (Adorno, Horkheimer, and Marcuse) pointed out as principal to the promise and accountability of social technological know-how: to light up these dimensions of contemporary societies that hinder the reconciliation of proof and norms. As specialist disciplines, each one person social technological know-how, or even philosophy, is susceptible to ignoring either the reality and the relevance for study of alienation and reification because the mediating procedures that represent the reference frames for serious idea. for that reason, mainstream social-scientific learn has a tendency to growth within the hypothetical: we learn the social international as though alienation, reification, and more moderen incarnations of these mediating strategies had misplaced their shaping forcewhile, within the context of globalization, their manifestations are ever extra obvious, and tangible. The chapters integrated during this quantity of "Current views in Social concept" spotlight the complicated nature of mainstream views, and the becoming have to reaffirm how the categorical form of critique the early Frankfurt college theorists recommended isn't much less, yet way more very important at the present time. Contributions study the hyperlinks among political geographies and globalization; Marxism and public sociology; anti-Semitic staff and Jewish stereotypes; governmental rationality and nation energy; constrained eros and modern politics; Marcuse and the psycho-politics of transformation; modern concept and patron society; and the idea of C. Wright generators. This booklet contains 9 chapters from probably the most revered personalities within the box and a vast and various examine social technological know-how and demanding thought.

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Seductions of Place (Critical Geographies) by Carolyn Cartier, Alan A. Lew

By Carolyn Cartier, Alan A. Lew

The seductiveness of touristed landscapes is at the same time neighborhood and worldwide, as travelled areas are shaped and remodeled via the actions of numerous, cellular humans, of their wants to adventure located, sensuous characteristics of distinction. Cartier and Lew’s attention-grabbing and informative booklet explores modern concerns in trip and tourism and human geography, and the advanced cultural, political, and monetary actions at stake in touristed landscapes because of globalization. This publication assesses shuttle and tourism as at the same time cultural and financial techniques, via rules approximately position seduction and the formation of landscapes. all through, examples are given from city and environmental touristed landscapes, from significant international towns to tropical islands, and bankruptcy contributions contain: an research of the representational personality of panorama and the outfitted surroundings old buildings of position seduction the significance of sophistication, racial, and gender dimensions of position how mobility and the seduction of position orient identification formation the environmental affects of tourism economies. large in scope, this book is perfect for social scientists and humanists who're drawn to modern debates approximately position reviews, mobility, and the positioned realities of globalization.

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Cool Conduct: The Culture of Distance in Weimar Germany by Helmut Lethen

By Helmut Lethen

Cool behavior is a sublime interpretation of attitudes and mentalities that expert the Weimar Republic by way of a pupil popular for his profound wisdom of this era. Helmut Lethen writes of "cool behavior" as a cultivated antidote to the heated surroundings of post-World struggle I Germany, as a manner of burying disgrace and animosity that would in a different way make social touch most unlikely.

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Getting in the Game: Title IX and the Women's Sports by Deborah Brake

By Deborah Brake

Name IX, a landmark federal statute enacted in 1972 to ban intercourse discrimination in schooling, has labored its manner into American tradition as few different legislation have. it truly is an iconic legislations, the topic of net blogs and T-shirt slogans, and is broadly credited with beginning the doorways to the large numbers of women and girls now partaking in aggressive activities. but few humans totally comprehend the law’s requisites, or the level to which it has succeeded in difficult the gender norms that experience circumscribed women’s possibilities as athletes and their position in society extra generally.In this primary felony research of identify IX, Deborah L. Brake assesses the statute’s successes and screw ups. whereas the statute has created large profits for girl athletes, not just elevating the visibility and cultural recognition of girls in activities, but additionally growing social bonds for ladies, confident physique photos, and management roles, the disparities in investment among men’s and women’s activities have remained remarkably resilient. even as, girl athletes proceed to obtain much less status and aid than their male opposite numbers, which in flip filters into the world activities. Brake offers a richer figuring out and appreciation of what identify IX has entire, whereas taking a severe examine the locations the place the legislations has fallen brief. a distinct contribution to the literature on name IX, stepping into the sport absolutely explores the idea, coverage offerings, successes, and boundaries of this old legislations.

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