Computers in the humanities and the social sciences

Achievements of the 1980s, prospects for the 1990s. Proceedings of the Cologne Computer Conference 1988 uses of the computer in the humanities and social sciences held at the University of Cologne, September 1988

Author: Heinrich Best,Köln> Computer Conference

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 3111521257

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 537

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The 'Irish' Family

Author: Linda Connolly

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135008140

Category: Social Science

Page: 224

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When situated in the wider European context, ‘the Irish family’ has undergone a process of profound transformation and rapid change in very recent decades. Recent data cites a significant increase in one parent households and a high non-marital birth rate for instance alongside the emergence of cohabitation, divorce, same sex families and reconstituted families. At the same time, the majority of children in Ireland still live in a two-parent family based on marriage and the divorce rate in Ireland is comparatively lower than other European countries. 21st century family life is, in reality, characterised by continuity and change in the Irish context. This book seeks to understand, interpret and theorise family life in Ireland by providing a detailed analysis of historical change, demographic trends, fertility and reproduction, marriage, separation and divorce, sexualities, children and young people, class, gender, motherhood, intergenerational relations, grandparents, ethnicity, globalisation, technology and family practices. A comprehensive analysis of key developments and trends over the course of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries is provided.
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Spaces and Places in Central and Eastern Europe

Historical Trends and Perspectives

Author: Gyula Horváth

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317917545

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 250

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Across Europe there is a rapidly changing context for undertaking regional development. In the 20th century, development of the former planned economies (Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Romania and Slovakia), was defined by these countries differences, rather than their common ideological roots. These disparities altered over time and were marked by changing social structures. However, the ranking of regions has remained the same as core areas have strengthened their positions while the structural obstacles to the modernisation of peripheral areas have remained due to a lack of coherent regional policy. This book examines the specific regional development paths of Central and Eastern European countries and evaluates the effects of the determining factors of this process. Through analysis of the system of objectives, instruments and institutions used in different eras, and case studies of Hungary, East Germany and Germany, development models are established and compared with Western European patterns. The book summarises the experiences of Central and Eastern European regional cooperation and examines the basic nature of the cohesion problems of the Carpathian Basin trans-national macro region. It confirms by comparative historical analyses that the transformation was indeed unique. This book will make a welcome addition to the literature for students and academics interested in the broader picture of Central and Eastern European politics, future integration within the European Union and the history of regional development processes.
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New Horizons in Design Science: Broadening the Research Agenda

10th International Conference, DESRIST 2015, Dublin, Ireland, May 20-22, 2015, Proceedings

Author: Brian Donnellan,Markus Helfert,Jim Kenneally,Debra VanderMeer,Marcus Rothenberger,Robert Winter

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319187147

Category: Computers

Page: 506

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This book constitutes the thoroughly refereed proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Design Science Research in Information Systems and Technology, DESRIST 2015, held in Dublin, Ireland, in May 2015. The 22 full papers, 11 short papers and 10 short papers describing prototypes and products were carefully reviewed and selected from 111 submissions. The papers are organized in topical sections on design science research in action; meta perspectives; data mining and analytics; emerging themes; design practice and design thinking; and prototypes.
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Current Issues of Science and Research in the Global World

Proceedings of the International Conference on Current Issues of Science and Research in the Global World, Vienna, Austria; 27–28 May 2014

Author: Vlasta Kunova,Martin Dolinsky

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1315722488

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 384

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This book contains the papers presented at the International Conference on Current Issues of Science and Research in the Global World, held at the premises of the Vienna University of Technology from May 27 to May 28, 2014. The book represents a significant contribution to Law, Economics, Information & Communication Technologies, Journalism and Psychology, including topical research work in the presented fields. This interdisciplinary volume is also essential reading for all those interested in international pluralism in terms of scientific contributions. The Pan-European University, respecting its own vision and ambition to become a well-known institution within the Global Research Area, traditionally elaborates research and scientifi c collaboration across national borders. The educational principles and research attitudes of the Pan-European University grasp the traditions of many cultures and geographic areas. The International Conference on Current Issues of Science and Research in the Global World was part of a series of similar top-rated international events organized by the Pan-European University, bringing together scientists, professionals, policymakers and representatives of culture from many countries.
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The Role of the State in Pension Provision: Employer, Regulator, Provider

Author: Gerard Hughes,Jim Stewart

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1475767897

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 161

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This book deals with the role of the State in pension provision as an employer, regulator and provider. Part I deals with problems and reforms of public sector pension systems in OECD countries. The countries covered are Denmark, Finland, Germany, The Netherlands, Norway, and the USA. Part II considers the regulation of occupational pension schemes in The Netherlands and the United Kingdom, and whether there is still a role for the State in providing earnings-related pensions in the United Kingdom. Part III presents demographic projections for the next half-century, using Ireland as an example, looks at some of the options which have been used in Finland, and proposed in the United States, to cope with population ageing, and examines issues of intergenerational equity which are posed by these options. All the chapters deal with recent reforms. The chapters are written by acknowledged experts in their field who are independent of both the pensions industry and Government. Hence the chapters provide an informed critical account of current developments in relation to the reform of occupational pension schemes in the public sector and of the debate about the State's role as a regulator of private pension schemes and a provider of pensions based on the social insurance principal. The book is important as a source of information about pension schemes in OECD countries. It shows that there is not a unique model of occupational pension provision for public sector employees and that the pension benefits which are provided in different countries are quite variable. It also shows that public sector occupational pension systems have changed and are in the process of considerable further change in a number of OECD countries.
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Social Media

eine Herausforderung für Bibliotheken, Politik, Wirtschaft und Gesellschaft

Author: Wolfgang Ratzek

Publisher: B.I.T.Verlag

ISBN: 3934997449

Category: Online social networks

Page: 141

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Die zunehmende Bedeutung der Social Media (Synonym: Soziale Medien) macht sich auch in den Bibliotheken bemerkbar, für die es nun gilt, diese Entwicklung aktiv mitzugestalten oder von ihr mitgestaltet zu werden. Informationseinrichtungen wie Bibliotheken und Studiengänge der bibliothekarischen und informationswissenschaftlichen Bereiche sind aufgefordert, sich den neuen Herausforderungen zu stellen und adäquate Lösungen zu liefern. Dabei rückt der informations- und kommunikations-technologische sowie der betriebswirtschaftliche Anteil immer mehr in den Vordergrund. Aber auch die gesellschaftlichen, kulturellen, politischen und wirtschaftlichen Implikationen sind in die Lehre zu integrieren, um sich letztendlich in einer komplexen, krisengezeichneten Welt wie der unsrigen zurechtzufinden. Die folgenden Beiträge beschäftigen sich mit dem Potenzial Sozialer Medien und zeigen neben theoretischen Betrachtungen vor allem praktische Beispiele. (Quelle: Homepage des Verlags).
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Education in Indigenous, Nomadic and Travelling Communities

Author: Rosarii Griffin

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1472511190

Category: Education

Page: 216

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Education in Indigenous, Nomadic and Travelling Communities provides a thorough examination of up-to-date case studies of educational provision to travelling communities and indigenous people in their homelands or in host countries. Education is usually under-utilised during phases of transition. In many instances, indigenous groups and travelling people, including nomads, do not have educational opportunities equal to that of their settled counterpart-citizens. For such groups, this results in early school leaving, high school drop-out rates, low school attendance and low success rates. Indeed, indigenous, traveling and nomadic groups often begin their working life at an early age and often experience difficulties penetrating the formal employment arena. In this volume international researchers analyse the internal and external factors affecting educational provision to travelling, nomadic and indigenous groups. A comparative examination of the issues is enabled through the global case studies including the Roma people in Europe; indigenous groups in Malaysia; the Gypsies of England; the Travellers of Ireland; the Sami nomadic people of Scandinavia and Russia as well as the Amazonian Indians of Latin America.
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Active Media Technology

8th International Conference, AMT 2012, Macau, China, December 4-7, 2012, Proceedings

Author: Runhe Huang,Ali A. Ghorbani,Takahira Yamaguchi,Gabriella Pasi,Neil Yen,Beihong Jin

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3642352367

Category: Computers

Page: 671

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This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Active Media Technology, AMT 2012, held in Macau, China, in December 2012. The 65 revised full papers were carefully reviewed and selected from a numerous submissions. The papers are organized in topical sections on awareness multi-agent systems, data mining, ontology mining, web reasoning, social applications of active media, human-centered computing, personalization and adaptation, smart digital art and e-learning.
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Future Data and Security Engineering

1st International Conference, FDSE 2014, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, November 19-21, 2014, Proceedings

Author: Tran Khanh Dang,Roland Wagner,Erich J. Neuhold,Makoto Takizawa,Josef Küng,Nam Thoai

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319127780

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 312

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This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the First International Conference on Future Data and Security Engineering, FDSE 2014, held in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, in November 2014. The 23 full papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from 66 submissions. They have been organized in the following topical sections: big data analytics and applications; security and privacy engineering; crowdsourcing and social network data analytics; biometrics and data protection in smart devices; cloud data management and applications; and advances in query processing and optimization.
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Advances in Information Retrieval

33rd European Conference on IR Resarch, ECIR 2011, Dublin, Ireland, April 18-21, 2011, Proceedings

Author: Paul Clough,Colum Foley,Cathal Gurrin,Gareth J. F. Jones,Wessel Kraaij,Hyowon Lee,Vanessa Murdock

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3642201601

Category: Computers

Page: 795

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This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 33rd annual European Conference on Information Retrieval Research, ECIR 2011, held in Dublin, Ireland, in April 2010. The 45 revised full papers presented together with 24 poster papers, 17 short papers, and 6 tool demonstrations were carefully reviewed and selected from 223 full research paper submissions and 64 poster/demo submissions. The papers are organized in topical sections on text categorization, recommender systems, Web IR, IR evaluation, IR for Social Networks, cross-language IR, IR theory, multimedia IR, IR applications, interactive IR, and question answering /NLP.
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International Handbook of Behavior Modification and Therapy

Author: Alan S. Bellack,Michel Hersen,Alan E. Kazdin

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1461572754

Category: Psychology

Page: 1052

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The rapid growth of behavior therapy over the past 20 years has been well doc umented. Yet the geometric expansion of the field has been so great that it deserves to be recounted. We all received our graduate training in the mid to late 1960s. Courses in behavior therapy were then a rarity. Behavioral training was based more on informal tutorials than on systematic programs of study. The behavioral literature was so circumscribed that it could be easily mastered in a few months of study. A mere half-dozen books (by Wolpe, Lazarus, Eysenck, Ullmann, and Krasner) more-or-Iess comprised the behavioral library in the mid- 1960s. Semirial works by Ayllon and Azrin, Bandura, Franks, and Kanfer in 1968 and 1969 made it only slightly more difficult to survey the field. Keeping abreast of new developments was not very difficult, as Behaviour Research and Therapy and the Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis were the only regular outlets for behavioral articles until the end of the decade, when Behavior Therapy and Be havior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry first appeared. We are too young to be maudlin, but "Oh for the good old days!" One of us did a quick survey of his bookshelves and stopped counting books with behavior or behavioral in the titles when he reached 100. There were at least half again as many behavioral books without those words in the title.
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Information Society Studies

Author: Alistair S. Duff

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317797981

Category: Social Science

Page: 216

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We are often told that we are "living in an information society" or that we are "information workers." But what exactly do these claims mean, and how might they be verified? In this important methodological study, Alistair S. Duff cuts through the rhetoric to get to the bottom of the "information society thesis." Wide-ranging in coverage, this study will be of interest to scholars in information science, communication and media studies and social theory. It is a key text for the newly-unified specialism of information society studies, and an indispensable guide to the future of this discipline.
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Annual Review of Nursing Research, Volume 27, 2009

Advancing Nursing Science in Tobacco Control

Author: Christine E. Kasper, PhD, RN, FAAN, FACSM

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 0826117589

Category: Medical

Page: 240

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This volume sets the stage for understanding the evolution and importance of nursing science in the field by providing a brief historical overview of the tobacco epidemic and emerging science, describing changing trends in tobacco use, reviewing health risks of smoking and benefits of quitting, reviewing concepts in nicotine addiction and evidence-based recommendations for tobacco dependence treatment. Also highlighted are nursing science efforts and leadership in addressing two barriers to mounting programs of nursing research in tobacco control: the lack of nursing education and training in tobacco control and the limited research funding and mentorship. Finally, the contributors to this volume address the issue of smoking in the profession as it influences nurses' health, interventions with patients, and, potentially, scholarship efforts.
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Catalog of Copyright Entries. Third Series

1965: January-June

Author: Library of Congress. Copyright Office

Publisher: Copyright Office, Library of Congress

ISBN: N.A

Category: Copyright

Page: 1394

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Includes Part 1, Number 1: Books and Pamphlets, Including Serials and Contributions to Periodicals (January - June)
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Elite Statecraft and Election Administration

Bending the Rules of the Game?

Author: T. James

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137035099

Category: Political Science

Page: 281

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The way in which elections are run is changing, as radical reforms or experiments have been introduced across the world. This book establishes why election administration might be used by political elites to win and maintain power. It identifies the role of elite interests in shaping election administration in USA, UK and Ireland.
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