Protest and the Politics of Blame

The Russian Response to Unpaid Wages

Author: Debra Lynn Javeline

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

ISBN: 9780472024773

Category: Political Science

Page: 312

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The wage arrears crisis has been one of the biggest problems facing contemporary Russia. At its peak, it has involved some $10 billion worth of unpaid wages and has affected approximately 70 percent of the workforce. Yet public protest in the country has been rather limited. The relative passivity of most Russians in the face of such desperate circumstances is a puzzle for students of both collective action and Russian politics. In Protest and the Politics of Blame, Debra Javeline shows that to understand the Russian public's reaction to wage delays, one must examine the ease or difficulty of attributing blame for the crisis. Previous studies have tried to explain the Russian response to economic hardship by focusing on the economic, organizational, psychological, cultural, and other obstacles that prevent Russians from acting collectively. Challenging the conventional wisdom by testing these alternative explanations with data from an original nationwide survey, Javeline finds that many of the alternative explanations come up short. Instead, she focuses on the need to specify blame among the dizzying number of culprits and potential problem solvers in the crisis, including Russia's central authorities, local authorities, and enterprise managers. Javeline shows that understanding causal relationships drives human behavior and that specificity in blame attribution for a problem influences whether people address that problem through protest. Debra Javeline is Assistant Professor of Political Science, Rice University.
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BLAME! Academy and So On

Author: Tsutomu Nihei

Publisher: Kodansha Comics

ISBN: 1682333310

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 162

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BLAME! Academy and So On is a spin-off series of BLAME! set in the same "City" as BLAME! and is a parody / comedy about various characters in the main BLAME! storyline set in a traditional Japanese school environment. Various elements of the main BLAME! story are parodied, including the relationship between Killy and Cibo, and Dhomochevsky and Iko. Irregularly published in Afternoon and compiled as BLAME! Gakuen and So On September 19, 2008, this is its first official English language release in either digital or print.
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A Complete Concordance to the Works of Geoffrey Chaucer

Edited by Akio Oizumi. Vol. 16: A Lexicon of Troilus and Criseyde, vol. I: A - G With the assistance of Kunihiro Miki.

Author: Geoffrey Chaucer

Publisher: Georg Olms Verlag

ISBN: 3487156113

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 376

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Band 16.1 der zehnbändige KWIC-Konkordanz zum Gesamtwerk Geoffrey Chaucers. Diese ermöglicht der Forschung erstmals, vollständige und systematische Untersuchungen an Chaucers Sprache und Texten durchzuführen. Mediävisten und Historiker der englischen Sprache erhalten damit ein Standardwerk wissenschaftlicher Arbeit. Die Konkordanz zu Chaucer basiert auf der Ausgabe „The Riverside Chaucer“, hrsg. von Larry Dean Benson (Boston, 1987 und Oxford, 1988), der heute international verbindlichen Ausgabe. Diese computer-gestützte Chaucer-Konkordanz ersetzt das von Hand erstellte Werk von Tatlock und Kennedy (1927), dem die heute veraltete „Globe-Edition“ zugrunde liegt.
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Moral Responsibility, Authenticity, and Education

Author: Ishtiyaque Haji,Stefaan E. Cuypers

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135924724

Category: Education

Page: 258

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The primary purpose of this book is to explain the distinction, on the one hand, between indoctrination and education, and, on the other, between responsibility-subverting manipulation and mere causation. Both are elucidated by an appeal to common ground, an account of when our motivations and other springs of action are "truly our own" or "authentic." The book progresses from analyses of the sort of agency that responsibility requires and the authenticity of our motivations, together with a discussion of the relevance of these analyses to manipulation and related problems in the philosophy of education, to a defense of the thesis that responsibility from love's standpoint is of vital significance, and the implications of this thesis for what the authors deem to be legitimate goals of education and other issues in free will. Philosophers and advanced students working in free will, moral psychology, and the philosophy of education will find this text to be extremely useful.
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Blame

Its Nature and Norms

Author: D. Justin Coates,Neal A. Tognazzini

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 0199860823

Category: Philosophy

Page: 318

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What is it to blame someone, and when are would-be blamers in a position to do so? What function does blame serve in our lives, and is it a valuable way of relating to one another? The essays in this volume explore answers to these and related questions.
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''No One Else to Blame''

Author: Cloud Kurtin

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1465322183

Category: Drama

Page: 102

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Imagine not trusting anyone around you! Imagine being so aloof that people did not even bother trying to get to know you! That is what Nick Walters did. He was tough, mean and sarcastic. He had people right where he wanted them-away from him. But Nick Walters learned a hard-and almost deadly-lesson. Its a lesson that he did not see coming. When he tried to find out what happened to him, he found that There Is No One Else to Blame.
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Rumour and Renown

Representations of Fama in Western Literature

Author: Philip Hardie

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521620880

Category: History

Page: 693

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Major study of the literary treatment of rumour and renown across the canon of authors from Homer to Alexander Pope, including readings in historiographical and dramatic texts, and authors such as Petrarch, Chaucer, Spenser, Shakespeare and Milton. Of interest to students of classical and comparative literature and of reception studies.
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