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Looking for Loopholes

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ISBN: 9789053566008 Year: Pages: 232 DOI: 10.5117/9789053566008 Language: Undetermined
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press
Subject: Sociology --- History --- Migration
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Looking for Loopholes, Processes of incorporation of illegal immigrants in the Netherlands offers a detailed account of how illegal immigrants, who are legally excluded, manage to incorporate into Dutch society. By combining the perspectives of immigrants on the one hand and of those who have to implement the 'discouragement policy' on the other hand, the study shows how tensions between restrictive rules and day-to-day practices are growing. Based on long-term research in the four largest cities in the Netherlands, attention is paid to the role of informal employment and criminal involvement and to practices in the fields of education, housing, health-care and police surveillance.

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Democratization through the looking glass

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ISBN: 9781526137302 Year: Language: English
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Subject: Political Science
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Democratization is a major political phenomenon of the current age. Democratization through the looking glass argues that our perspectives on democratization reflect the intellectual origins of the inquiry. How we see and understand it are influenced by what we 'bring to the table'. By considering democratization across a range of disciplines from anthropology and economics, to sociology, law and area studies, this volume offers a rich combination of analytical frameworks, distinctive insights and leading points of concern. On one level the book provides anyone interested in democratization with a wide-ranging distillation of the main themes, issues, and topics, concisely written by leading experts in their field. On a second level the book advances the case for a broadly-based comparative study which includes Europe and North America alongside developing regions, while maintaining the belief that a multi-disciplinary approach enhances our understanding of democratization far more than that of a narrow political science view. The book is aimed at students of politics willing to explore the boundaries of their subject and all social scientists who need an introduction to this important contemporary phenomenon.

WeltWissen

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Book Series: Kultur und soziale Praxis ISBN: 9783899421125 9783839401125 Year: DOI: 10.14361/9783839401125 Language: German
Publisher: transcript Verlag Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 103242
Subject: Political Science
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Entwicklung wird unter den Bedingungen der globalisierten Wissensgesellschaft unweigerlich zu einem reflexiven kommunikativen Prozess. Nachdem man erkennen musste, dass es keinen Königsweg hin zu nachhaltiger Entwicklung gibt, werden neue Wege der Zusammenarbeit beschritten, bei denen globales und lokales Wissen in eine fruchtbare Beziehung zueinander gebracht werden. Für die hier tätigen Experten bedeutet dies, dass sie in erster Linie als Berater, Vermittler und Übersetzer agieren. Der Band portraitiert die Entwicklungszusammenarbeit anhand vieler Beispiele aus der Praxis (Politikberatung, Demokratieförderung, #on("i")#good governance#off("i")#, Umweltprojekte u.a.) als einen Bereich, in dem ständig neues global-lokal verankertes Weltwissen produziert und kommuniziert wird.

The Rise of Mental Health Nursing

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ISBN: 9789053565018 Year: Pages: 328 DOI: 10.5117/9789053565018 Language: Undetermined
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press
Subject: Medicine (General) --- Psychology --- Sociology --- Social Sciences --- History
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Examining the relations between the rise of scientific psychiatry and the emergence of mental health nursing in Dutch asylums, this study analyses the social relationships of class, gender and religion that structured asylum care in the Netherlands around 1900. Drawing on archival collections of four Dutch asylums, the book highlights the gendered nature of mental health nursing politics. Seeking to model the asylum after the forceful example of the general hospital, psychiatrists introduced new somatic treatments and designed mental nurse training which aimed at creating a nursing staff skilled in somatic care. The training system, based on the projected image of the civilized, middle-class female nurse, bringing competence and compassion to the care of the mentally ill, created new opportunities for women, while at the same time restricting the role of men in nursing. Capturing the contradictory realities of hospital-oriented asylum care, the book illustrates the social complexity of the care of the mentally ill and forms an important addition to the historiography on European psychiatry.

Stadt - Raum - Natur. Die Metropolregion als politisch konstruierter Raum

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ISBN: 9783980822329 Year: Pages: 218 DOI: 10.15460/HUP.48 Language: German
Publisher: Hamburg University Press
Subject: Environmental Sciences
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Against the background of fundamental changes caused by processes of globalisation and the effects of demarcation, this conference proceedings with new interpretations of the category of space from different scientific perspectives is dedicated to. Terms such as city, economic area, metropolitan region, leisure and natural space characterize everyday experiences and representations of space, which have a decisive influence on and structure the conception of the world and the environment: The dynamic concept of 'space' thus reveals itself in its symbolic, material and regulatory contents. This ambiguity requires not only a reflexive treatment of spatial metaphors, but also a differentiation and critical accompaniment of political processes, which are examined from a political, planning, economic, cultural and media-scientific perspective on the basis of the Hamburg metropolitan region. This volume collects the contributions of an interdisciplinary workshop on the topic "City - Space - Nature: The Metropolitan Region as a Politically Constructed Space", which took place on June 15-16, 2001 at the University of Hamburg.

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