The Silent Revolution

How Digitalization Transforms Knowledge, Work, Journalism and Politics without Making Too Much Noise

Author: M. Bunz

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137373504

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 134

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Critically engaging, illustrative and with numerous examples, The Silent Revolution delivers a philosophically informed introduction to current debates on digital technology and calls for a more active role of humans towards technology.
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Western Aid at a Crossroads

The End of Paternalism

Author: O. Eggen,K. Roland

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137380322

Category: Social Science

Page: 124

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The new growth patterns and shifting wealth in the world economy fundamentally alter the basis for Western aid. This book demonstrates how Western development aid has been transformed over time, in particular in the 1990s, when the West enjoyed world hegemony. Western aid, once a helping hand to other countries' development strategies, has increasingly been seen as a tool for large-scale attempts to transform states, societies and minds according to Western models. The authors claim that this has made aid more complex and less useful to poor countries in their fight against poverty. Emerging economies, such as China, have demonstrated that other paths to growth and poverty alleviation are available. They are attractive partners in development, offering collaboration without paternalism. Most poor countries experience growth, and are able to finance development with homegrown resources or in collaboration with non-Western partners. Having other options, they may increasingly challenge and reject Western aid if it is accompanied with goals of transforming the recipients based on Western blueprints. The authors claim that aid has a role in the fight against poverty in the future, but only if Western donors are willing to adapt to the new world order, leave paternalism behind and rethink their role in development. Donors must change the way they relate to poor sovereign states, redefine the meaning of 'development', and reinvent aid to make it simpler and more manageable.
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Politicians, Personal Image and the Construction of Political Identity

A Comparative Study of the UK and Italy

Author: C. Archetti

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137353422

Category: Social Science

Page: 108

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Is the media obsession with image leading to a degeneration of politics? Are politicians more concerned with their appearances than with policy substance? Through the evidence provided by over 50 interviews with politicians across the UK and Italy - local councillors, MPs and MEPs - this book provides a very different picture of the world of politics than the one we often cynically imagine. By relying on extensive excerpts from frank and colorful conversations with the interviewees, the analysis develops a new multidisciplinary model to understand the 'mediatization' of politics and the way the personal image of elected representatives is constructed in the age of interconnectedness.
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Global Stakeholder Relationships Governance

An Infrastructure

Author: M. Falconi,J. Grunig,E. Zugaro,J. Duarte

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137396822

Category: Political Science

Page: 155

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By arguing and detailing the elements of a soft and hard infrastructure approach to the process of global stakeholder relationships governance, this study integrates advanced, flexible and feasible tools to develop an organization's listening culture; integrated reporting as an ongoing process of continued multi-stakeholder reporting.
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Old Diplomacy Revisited: A Study in the Modern History of Diplomatic Transformations

Author: K. Weisbrode

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137393084

Category: Political Science

Page: 65

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In historical terms, the Old Diplomacy is not really that old many of its concepts and methods date to the mid-nineteenth century while the practices of New Diplomacy emerged only a couple of generations later. Moreover, "Diplomacy 2.0" and other variants of the post-Cold War era do not depart significantly from their twentieth-century predecessor: their forms, particularly in technology, have changed, but their substance has not. In this succinct overview, historian Kenneth Weisbrode reminds us that to understand diplomatic transformations and their relevance to international affairs is to see diplomacy as an entrepreneurial art and that, like most arts, it is adapted and re-adapted with reference to earlier forms. Diplomatic practice is always changing, and always continuous.
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Kierkegaard on Politics

Author: Barry Stocker

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 113737232X

Category: Philosophy

Page: 147

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This investigation of Kierkegaard as a political thinker with regard to the Danish context, and to his place in the history of political thought, deals with the more direct discussion of politics in Kierkegaard, and the ways in which political ideas are embedded in his literary, aesthetic, ethical, philosophical ,and religious thought.
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Business Strategies for a Messy World

Tools for Systemic Problem-Solving

Author: V. Barabba,I. Mitroff

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137386401

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 79

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Using current business examples and academic research, Tools for Systematic Problem-Solving educates managers and executives on how to systematically examine key assumptions to ensure survival and success for their organizations.
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The Black Indian in American Literature

Author: K. Byars-Nichols

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137389184

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 129

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The first book-length study of the figure of the black Indian in American Literature, this project explores themes of nation, culture, and performativity. Moving from the Post-Independence period to the Contemporary era, Byars-Nichols re-centers a marginalized group challenges stereotypes and conventional ways of thinking about race and culture.
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Multiple Interest Rate Analysis

Theory and Applications

Author: M. Osborne

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 113737277X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 136

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This book is an analysis of all possible interest rates. Dual expressions are used to solve long-standing puzzles, eliminate anomalies and draw conclusions about best practice and sound policy advice in areas of economics and finance. Topics include retail and corporate finance, capital budgeting and investment appraisal, bond risk management. An on-line model demonstrating ideas from the book is available in the Wolfram Demonstrations Project (WDP) by searching "multiple interest rate analysis" in the WDP search engine. A 'computable document' containing the model and the model's code are also available as free downloads from the site.
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French and US Approaches to Foreign Policy

Author: A. Alarcón

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137400781

Category: Political Science

Page: 126

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Based on document analysis, and on the evaluations, perceptions and judgments of people involved in framing, making, and applying foreign policy in both countries as foreign affairs officials, law makers, or think tanks' associates, this book presents the differing worldviews and concepts for establishing an international order. It is argued that the differences between U.S. and French approaches to foreign policies and international affairs are historically entrenched in political cultures, and could transcend other elements such as economic interests, or the political inclinations of the individuals or parties who control their governments. Many of the findings could be applied to the differences and similarities between the U.S. and other European countries.
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