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Citizenship in the Arab World

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Book Series: IMISCoe Research ISBN: 9789089640451 Year: Pages: 192 DOI: 10.5117/9789089640451 Language: Undetermined
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press
Subject: Sociology
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The book is the fruit of five years of on-site research on citizenship in the Arab world. It takes a broader legal perspective to the multifaceted reality of nationality and citizenship. The methodology employed builds on the interdisciplinary approach of comparative legal studies, and brings in theories, concepts and insights from anthropology, political science, Arab and Islamic studies, linguistics and sociology. The work relies on a broad range of Western and Arab references, and all sources and documents were directly accessed in their original languages; this is particularly relevant for Arab legislation (all in-text reference has been translated by the author, and the original has been inserted using scientific transliteration).

Barack Obama's America

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Book Series: Contemporary Political and Social Issues ISBN: 9780472114504 9780472900909 Year: Language: English
Publisher: University of Michigan Press Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 100894
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The election of Barack Obama to the presidency marked a conclusive end to the Reagan era, writes John Kenneth White in Barack Obama's America. Reagan symbolized a 1950s and 1960s America, largely white and suburban, with married couples and kids at home, who attended church more often than not.Obama's election marked a new era, the author writes. Whites will be a minority by 2042. Marriage is at an all-time low. Cohabitation has increased from a half-million couples in 1960 to more than 5 million in 2000 to even more this year. Gay marriages and civil unions are redefining what it means to be a family. And organized religions are suffering, even as Americans continue to think of themselves as a religious people. Obama's inauguration was a defining moment in the political destiny of this country, based largely on demographic shifts, as described in Barack Obama's America.

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Ideational Leadership in German Welfare State Reform

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Book Series: Changing Welfare States ISBN: 9789089641861 Year: Pages: 256 DOI: 10.5117/9789089641861 Language: Undetermined
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press
Subject: Political Science --- Social and Public Welfare --- Sociology
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The author of this innovative study argues that key politicians and their policy ideas, through "ideational leadership", have played an important role in the passing of structural reforms in the change-resistant German welfare state. This argument is based on in-depth case studies of individual reforms in health care, pensions and unemployment insurance since the early 1990s as well as a concise analysis of recent changes in family policy. Stiller concludes that Germany, traditionally a Bismarckian welfare state, has embarked on a path of 'hybridisation' that confronts German politics with growing societal divisions. This thought-provoking title is highly recommended for policymakers, scholars and students interested in the past and future reforms of the German welfare state, leadership, and the role of ideas in policymaking.

Thuis voelen in de buurt: een opgave voor stedelijke vernieuwing

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Book Series: NICIS ISBN: 9789089641519 Year: Pages: 136 DOI: 10.5117/9789089641519 Language: Undetermined
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press
Subject: Political Science --- Sociology
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Public administration; Sociology

Illegal Residence and Public Safety in the Netherlands

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Book Series: IMISCoe Dissertations ISBN: 9789089640499 Year: Pages: 256 DOI: 10.5117/9789089640499 Language: Undetermined
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press
Subject: Political Science --- Sociology --- History --- Migration --- Performing Arts
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Making illegal residence unattractive is a way for Western governments to limit migration from non-Western countries. Focusing on Dutch neighbourhoods with substantial levels of unauthorised migrants, Illegal Residence and Public Safety in the Netherlands examines how restrictive immigration policy influences immigrant crime and perceived neighborhood security. Salient questions arise. To what extent, and under which conditions, do illegal residence and illegal migration impact public safety? Does having illegal residence status influence how people observe or break the law and other social rules? Do their ties with established groups, such as legal migrants, employers and partners, have any sway? Answers to these issues begin surfacing in this rich combination of quantitative information, comprising police figures and surveys on victimisation, and qualitative sources, including interviews at the Dutch Aliens Custody and urban field research.

Statistics and Reality

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Book Series: IMISCoe Reports ISBN: 9789089640529 Year: Pages: 320 DOI: 10.5117/9789089640529 Language: Undetermined
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press
Subject: Political Science --- Sociology
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In the last decade, there has been a distinct trend towards a worldwide harmonisation of migration statistics, chiefly pushed by international bodies and organisations that need comparative data. Statistics and Reality shows that these attempts have as yet not been very successful. It provides an accessible account of the history of migration measurement in Europe and analyses the current conceptualisations of migration and data gathering procedures in twelve European countries in the context of their migration histories. Based on this analysis, the authors provide a critical insight into the migrant stocks and flows in their countries.

Steunberen van de samenleving

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ISBN: 9789053569375 Year: Pages: 368 DOI: 10.5117/9789053569375 Language: Undetermined
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press
Subject: Political Science --- Sociology --- Social Sciences
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Immigrant Associations, Integration and Identity

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Book Series: IMISCoe Dissertations ISBN: 9789089640369 Year: Pages: 340 DOI: 10.5117/9789089640369 Language: Undetermined
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press
Subject: Political Science --- Sociology --- History --- Migration --- Languages and Literatures
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This book sheds light on the integration processes and identity patterns of Angolan, Brazilian and Eastern European communities in Portugal. It examines the privileged position that immigrant organisations hold as interlocutors between the communities they represent and various social service mechanisms operating at national and local levels. Through the collection of ethnographic data and the realisation of 110 interviews with community insiders and middlemen, culled over a year's time, João Sardinha provides insight into how the three groups are perceived by their respective associations and representatives. Following up on the rich data is a discussion of strategies of coping with integration and identity in the host society and reflections on Portuguese social and community services and institutions.

Studi confraternali: orientamenti, problemi, testimonianze

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Book Series: Reti Medievali E-Book ISBN: 9788884539380 Year: DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_347513 Language: Italian
Publisher: Firenze University Press
Subject: History
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This book is a collection of articles by Italian and foreign scholars designed to offer an overview of the processes and issues involved in the history of the confraternity movement, as yielded by studies in the historical, social, legal, literary and artistic spheres in the course of the twentieth century. The articles deal with the historical context of western Europe, and more specifically with Italy, in the period comprised between the Middle Ages and the early Modern Age. The collection is divided into four sections: Individuals and groups, which explores the emergence of an interest in confraternity communities in disciplines addressing the history of social groups, of the rural world, of women and of young people. The legal and institutional framework deals with issues of legitimacy and institutional structure. The economics of charity analyses the relations between the confraternities and the hospital structures, the procedures for the administration of the assets, and the strategies of governance underlying the policies of aid of which the confraternities were the principal instrument. Finally, the section Theatrical, musical, artistic and documentary evidence is devoted to the sources that have handed down evidence of the operation of the confraternities.

Precedence: Social Differentiation in the Austronesian World

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ISBN: 9781921536472 Year: Pages: 277 DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_459471 Language: English
Publisher: ANU Press
Subject: Sociology
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This collection of papers is the sixth volume in the Comparative Austronesian series. The papers that comprise this volume examine the concept of precedence as a form of local discourse and as a mechanism for ordering status, at different levels, within specific Austronesian-speaking societies. This is the first volume of its kind to focus entirely on precedence and to provide an explication of its social uses and the way in which it is contested. Each paper is ethnographically-focused and offers its own distinctive approach to the examination of precedence. The papers, however, relate closely to one another and are thus able to proffer a variety of comparative reflections.

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