Social Movements

An Introduction

Author: Donatella della Porta,Mario Diani

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1405148217

Category: Social Science

Page: 360

View: 8000

Social Movements is a comprehensive introduction and critical analysis of collective action in society today. In this new edition, the authors have updated all chapters with the most recent scientific literature, expanded on topics such as individual motivations, new media, public policies, and governance. Draws on research and empirical work across the social sciences to address the key questions in this international field. New edition expands on topics such as individual motivations, new media, public policies, and governance. Has been redesigned in a more user-friendly format.

Forthcoming Books

Author: Rose Arny

Publisher: N.A


Category: American literature

Page: N.A

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Social, Political and Cultural Challenges of the BRICS

Author: Ribeiro, Gustavo Lins,Dwyer, Tom

Publisher: Langaa RPCIG

ISBN: 9956792144

Category: Social Science

Page: 504

View: 8207

For the almost 40 years of its existence, ANPOCS has contributed to introducing or consolidating new thematic areas in the academic agenda of debates in the Brazilian social sciences. Commensurate with this history, at the 37th Annual meeting, hosted in Águas de Lindoia, São Paulo, in 2013, we organized a large International Symposium, The BRICS and their social, political and cultural challenges on the national and international levels. There were six sessions of debates, gathered under the umbrella of "Development and public policies," "Social inclusion and social justice," and "Emerging powers and transformations in the international system," followed by a final plenary session. Around 30 anthropologists, political scientists, sociologists and researchers in international relations from Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa, met over three highly productive days. As might be expected at ANPOCS, the encounter was marked not only by the diversity of countries and disciplines, but also by the theoretical and political diversity of the participants, something already apparent in the composition of the Brazilian coordinators of the Symposium. This book is just one tangible outcome of the papers and dialogues emerging from this encounter. Like the Symposium, the volume is divided into three sections. Looking to address an international readership, it is published in Portuguese and English


Author: D. Broeders,H. Griffioen,A. -G. Keizer,E. Keymolen

Publisher: Amsterdam University Press

ISBN: 908964394X

Category: Political Science

Page: 264

View: 7674

The authors of this incisive study explore the problems of the ongoing digitization of government, such as the creeping loss of data quality, and how citizens and officials must respond to these complications in the coming years. The iGovernment is running full speed on information networks and digitization, but it is also seriously out of step with existing bureaucracies. iGovernment offers an accurate picture of how the digital technologies are shaping modern governments, and also a powerful corrective for the dissonance between technology and organizational management.“This book will be a valuable resource for researchers and scholars seeking to understand the possibilities, dilemmas, and challenges of bringing the Internet and related technologies to center stage in government and public services”—Helen Margetts,University of Oxford

A Republic of Books

The Novel with Play and Handy Footnotes Included

Author: Vincent McCaffrey

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780989790314

Category: Drama

Page: N.A

View: 3169

This is my chance, then, to cast myself in the hero¿s role. I¿ve been a humble author and bookseller for all these years. (Allow me my hyperbole¿at least I¿m much humbled.) I don¿t run into tall buildings to save women and children while other¿s flee. (My knees have never been so strong, but it bears asking, do the women need the saving anymore?) My eyes are not good enough to fly jet planes or hit a fast ball. I sell old books and the few that are new that are worth the time, and write novels I cannot sell. And though the writing has been much ignored, it is a witness to what I do and what I¿ve done¿that is, for sixty-eight years I have done pretty much what suited me. And here, at last, is a chance to do what is arguably better if not best. The argument is not settled. That I have waited until now, when I have so little left to lose, may be some mitigation of your judgment of all this, I understand. Or that the overwhelming risk of failure at this point makes any effort too romantically futile (and possibly planned that way). That I should have done more to prevent what has finally come to pass might cast me into the lower ranks of Dante¿s hell, but at least I won¿t be letting a good collapse of Western Civilization go waste. There is a story here to be written, and if it transpires that there is no one left to read it, so be it. That is at least consistent with all else that I do. (The whine you hear is not self pity, but the wind in the gears.) I sally forth. My armor is the truth. I have a worthy truck for my steed. My companion is¿well, we¿ll work that out.

Making Sex

Body and Gender from the Greeks to Freud

Author: Thomas Walter Laqueur

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674543553

Category: Psychology

Page: 313

View: 7879

History of sex in the West from the ancients to the moderns by describing the developments in reproductive anatomy and physiology.

A Companion to Political Geography

Author: John A. Agnew,Katharyne Mitchell,Gerard Toal

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470998938

Category: Science

Page: 512

View: 3288

A Companion to Political Geography presents students and researchers with a substantial survey of this active and vibrant field. Introduces the best thinking in contemporary political geography. Contributions written by scholars whose work has helped to shape the discipline. Includes work at the cutting edge of the field. Covers the latest theoretical developments.

Introduction to Psychology

Author: Hilgard

Publisher: Harcourt College Pub

ISBN: 9780155030749

Category: Psychology

Page: 278

View: 1609

Instructors have come to know that they can rely on this textbook to provide a critical analysis of the major issues in historical and contemporary psychology in a manner that students find engaging and comprehensible.-Pref.

Understanding and Measuring Social Capital

A Multidisciplinary Tool for Practitioners

Author: Christiaan Grootaert,Thierry Van Bastelaer

Publisher: World Bank Publications

ISBN: 9780821350683

Category: Social Science

Page: 304

View: 1642

This work details various methods of gauging social capital and provides illustrative case studies from Mali and India. It also offers a measuring instrument, the Social Capital Assessment Tool, that combines quantitative and qualitative approaches.

Interactions with Search Systems

Author: Ryen W. White

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107034221

Category: Computers

Page: 500

View: 2116

This book describes advances in technology, data availability, and searcher expectations around next-generation search engines.

The Politics of Cyberconflict

Author: Athina Karatzogianni

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134154240

Category: Political Science

Page: 256

View: 8760

The Politics of Cyberconflict focuses on the implications that the phenomenon of cyberconflict (conflict in computer mediated enivironments and the internet) has on politics, society and culture. Athina Karatzogianni proposes a new framework for analyzing this new phenomenon, which distinguishes between two types of cyberconflict, ethnoreligious and sociopolitical, and uses theories of conflict, social movement and the media. A comprehensive survey of content, opinion and theory in several connected fields, relating not only to information warfare and cyberconflict, but also social movements and ethnoreligious movements is included. Hacking between ethnoreligious groups, and the use of the internet in events in China, the Israel-Palestine conflict, India-Pakistan conflict, as well as the antiglobalization and antiwar movements and the 2003 Iraq War are covered in detail. This is essential reading for all students of new technology, politics, sociology and conflict studies.

Bone Health and Osteoporosis

A Report of the Surgeon General

Author: United States Public Health Service,Ge Surgeon General of the United States

Publisher: International Law & Taxation Pub

ISBN: 9781410219275

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 440

View: 1463

This first-ever Surgeon General's Report on bone health and osteoporosis illustrates the large burden that bone disease places on our Nation and its citizens. Like other chronic diseases that disproportionately affect the elderly, the prevalence of bone disease and fractures is projected to increase markedly as the population ages. If these predictions come true, bone disease and fractures will have a tremendous negative impact on the future well-being of Americans. But as this report makes clear, they need not come true: by working together we can change the picture of aging in America. Osteoporosis, fractures, and other chronic diseases no longer should be thought of as an inevitable part of growing old. By focusing on prevention and lifestyle changes, including physical activity and nutrition, as well as early diagnosis and appropriate treatment, Americans can avoid much of the damaging impact of bone disease and other chronic diseases. This Surgeon General's Report brings together for the first time the scientific evidence related to the prevention, assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of bone disease. More importantly, it provides a framework for moving forward. The report will be another effective tool in educating Americans about how they can promote bone health throughout their lives. This first-ever Surgeon General's Report on bone health and osteoporosis provides much needed information on bone health, an often overlooked aspect of physical health. This report follows in the tradition of previous Surgeon Generals' reports by identifying the relevant scientific data, rigorously evaluating and summarizing the evidence, and determining conclusions.

Imperialism and Postcolonialism

Author: Barbara Bush

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317870115

Category: History

Page: 304

View: 1851

This account of imperialism explores recent intellectual, theoretical and conceptual developments in imperial history, including interdisciplinary and post-colonial perspectives. Exploring the links between empire and domestic history, it looks at the interconnections and comparisons between empire and imperial power within wider developments in world history, covering the period from the Roman to the present American empire. The book begins by examining the nature of empire, then looks at continuity and change in the historiography of imperialism and theoretical and conceptual developments. It covers themes such as the relationship between imperialism and modernity, culture and national identity in Britain. Suitable for undergraduates taking courses in imperial and colonial history.

Assessing Low-Carbon Development in Nigeria

An Analysis of Four Sectors

Author: Raffaello Cervigni,Irina Dvorak,John Allen Rogers

Publisher: World Bank Publications

ISBN: 082139973X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 422

View: 1651

The Federal Government of Nigeria has adopted Vision 20: 2020—an ambitious strategy to make Nigeriathe world's 20th largest economy by 2020. In the absence of policies to accompany economic growth in keycarbon-emitting sectors with a reduced carbon footprint, emission of greenhouse gases could more thandouble in the next two decades.To evaluate how to achieve the objectives of Vision 20: 2020 with reduced carbon emissions, the FederalGovernment of Nigeria and the World Bank undertook a multiyear program of analytical work. The summaryresults of this program are contained in a separate book (published in the World Bank's “Directions in Development”series) entitled Low-Carbon Development: Opportunities for Nigeria, which concludes that Nigeria canachieve its development objectives, while stabilizing emissions at 2010 levels and providing domestic benefi tson the order of 2 percent of GDP.This volume is a collection of the background technical reports on the four sectors of inquiry: agriculture andland use, oil and gas, power, and transport. It contains details on the data, methodology, and assumptions usedthroughout the analysis.For agriculture and land use, the study team developed an agriculture production growth model, whichpermits the evaluation of sector emissions in both a reference and a low-carbon scenario. The study fi nds thatlow-carbon practices have signifi cant potential to make the sector more productive and more climate-resilient.For the oil and gas sector, the analysis assesses the potential of accelerated phase-put of gas fl aring, reductionof leakages, and increased energy effi ciency in the operation of facilities, to both reduce the sector's emissionand contribute to the industry's net revenues and growth. The analysis of the power sector shows how thecountry can expand power generation and broaden access to electricity while reducing associated emissions,through renewable energy, energy effi ciency, and lower-carbon technologies in thermal power generation.Finally, this analysis assesses the expected growth in CO2 emissions from on-road transport under a normalbusiness development scenario up to the year 2035, and it identifi es actions at national and local levels thatwould reduce this growth, resulting in fuel economies, better air quality, and reduced congestion.Assessing Low-Carbon Development in Nigeria: An Analysis of Four Sectors outlines several actions that theNigerian government could undertake to facilitate the transition to a low-carbon economy.

Synopsis: Global Nutrition Report 2015

Actions and accountability to advance nutrition and sustainable development

Author: International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)

Publisher: Intl Food Policy Res Inst

ISBN: 0896298876

Category: Social Science

Page: 12

View: 3224

As we move into the post-2015 era of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the world faces many seemingly intractable problems. Malnutrition should not be one of them. Countries that are determined to make rapid advances in malnutrition reduction can do so, and the incentives to improve nutrition are strong. Good nutrition provides a vital foundation for human development, central to meeting our full potential. When nutrition status improves, it leads to a host of positive outcomes for individuals and families. Many more children will live to see their fifth birthdays, their growth will be less disrupted, and they will gain in height and weight. They will learn more in school because their brain function is not impaired. As a result of this positive early environment, as adults they will have better jobs and get ill less often. Older adults will age more healthily and live longer.

Barbarians, Gentlemen and Players

A Sociological Study of the Development of Rugby Football

Author: Kenneth Sheard,Eric Dunning

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135762805

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 332

View: 6935

First published in 1979, this classic study of the development of rugby from folk game to its modern Union and League forms has become a seminal text in sport history. In a new epilogue the authors provide sociological analysis of the major developments in international ruby that have taken place since 1979, with particular attention to the professionalism that was predicted in the first edition of this text. Sports lovers, rugby fans and students of the history and sociology of sport will find it invaluable. Rugby football is descended from winter 'folk games' which were a deeply rooted tradition in pre-industrial Britain. This was the first book to study the development of Rugby from this folk tradition to the game in its modern forms. The folk forms of football were extremely violent and serious injuries - even death - were a common feature. The game was refined in the public schools who played a crucial role in formulating the rules which required footballers to exercise greater self-control. With the spread of rugby into the wider society, the Rugby Football Union was founded but class tensions led to the split between Rugby Union and Rugby League. The authors examine the changes that led to the professionalisation of Rugby Union as well as the alleged resurgence of violence in the modern game.