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The End of Welfare as We Know It?

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ISBN: 9783847400752 9783847403388 Year: DOI: 10.3224/84740075 Language: English
Publisher: Verlag Barbara Budrich Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 104058
Subject: Social and Public Welfare
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During the last 30 years, the governments of many Western countries have repeatedly called for an end to welfare. While the virtue of this goal and the means of achieving it continue to be debated in politics, much of contemporary social science research assumes that, in fact, the end of the welfare state has already occurred. The authors of this volume hope to contribute to a clearer understanding of how, where and to what extent welfare state settings really have changed since the 1980s. Their work examines questions of change and continuity while exploring various welfare practices in the Western world.

Greek Tragedy, European Odyssey

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ISBN: 9783847406181 9783847404316 Year: DOI: 10.3224/84740618 Language: English
Publisher: Verlag Barbara Budrich Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 104052
Subject: Political Science
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Debate among politicians and academics alike vacillates as to whether the euro is the crowning achievement of a half-century of European integration efforts, or now constitutes a force that threatens to drive European Union member states apart. This book introduces both the political and economic forces at play in the eurozone crisis that have shaped this debate and changed the face of European integration.

Gender and Politics

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ISBN: 9783866491045 9783866495258 Year: DOI: 10.3224/86649104 Language: English
Publisher: Verlag Barbara Budrich Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 102299
Subject: Political Science
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This timely collection offers a fresh look on the impact of gender perspectives in the discipline of political science at the beginning of the 21st century. Jane Bayes combats the Eurocentric focus that has characterised both fields and suggests viable alternatives for the future of the disciplines.

Russia and China

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ISBN: 9783847420453 9783847410720 Year: DOI: 10.3224/84742045 Language: English
Publisher: Verlag Barbara Budrich Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 104049
Subject: Political Science
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This book depicts the sophisticated relationship between Russia and China as a pragmatic one, a political marriage of convenience. Yet at the same time the relationship is stable, and will remain so. After all, bilateral relations are usually based on pragmatic interests and the pursuit of these interests is the very essence of foreign policy. And, as often happens in life, the most long-lasting marriages are those based on convenience. The highly complex, complicated, ambiguous and yet, indeed, successful relationship between Russia and China throughout the past 25 years is difficult to grasp theoretically. Russian and Chinese elites are hard-core realists in their foreign policies, and the neorealist school in international relations seems to be the most adequate one to research Sino-Russian relations.

International Relations

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ISBN: 9783847400059 9783847400059 Year: DOI: 10.3224/84740005 Language: English
Publisher: Verlag Barbara Budrich Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 104061
Subject: Political Science
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The book is written for active learners ñ those keen on cutting their own path through the complex and at times hardly comprehensible world of THEORY in International Relations. To aid this process as much as possible, this book employs the didactical and methodical concept of integrating teaching and self-study. The criteria for structured learning about IR theory will be derived from an extensive discussion of the questions and problems of philosophy of science (Part 1). Theory of IR refers to the scientific study of IR and covers all of the following subtopics: the role and status of theory in the academic discipline of IR; the understanding of IR as a science and what a "scientific" theory is; the different assumptions upon which theory building in IR is based; the different types of theoretical constructions and models of explanations found at the heart of particular theories.

A United Nations Renaissance

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ISBN: 9783847407119 9783847408604 9783847412168 Year: DOI: 10.3224/84740711 Language: English
Publisher: Verlag Barbara Budrich Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 104048
Subject: Political Science
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This short introduction to the United Nations analyzes the organization as itis today, and how it can be transformed to respond to its critics. Combiningessential information about its history and workings with practical proposalsof how it can be strengthened, Trent and Schnurr examine what needs to bedone, and also how we can actually move toward the required reforms. Thisbook is written for a new generation of change-makers ó a generation seekingbetter institutions that reflect the realities of the 21st century and that can actcollectively in the interest of all.

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