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Measuring and Promoting Wellbeing

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ISBN: 9781925021318 Year: DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_477382 Language: English
Publisher: ANU Press
Subject: Economics
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"Australia continues to be at the forefront of international work on measuring and promoting wellbeing, Ian Castles being a significant contributor over the last forty years as an official and academic. This book combines a selection of Castles’ important work with contemporary research from a range of contributors. The material is in four parts:&#xD;1. The role of economics in defining and promoting wellbeing&#xD;2. Measuring real income and wellbeing&#xD;3. Measuring inequality&#xD;4. Climate change and the limits to growth.&#xD;&#xD;The issues canvassed are both long-standing and current. Does economic growth contribute to wellbeing? How different is income to wellbeing? How do we measure societal wellbeing and take its distribution into account? The book will be of value to all those looking to informed debate on global challenges such as reducing poverty, sustaining the environment and advancing the quality of life, including politicians, commentators, officials and academics."

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economics --- society --- growth --- wellbeing --- international

Präventive Tendenzen in Staat und Gesellschaft zwischen Sicherheit und Freiheit - Ein deutsch-japanisches Symposium Ehrenpromotion von Keiichi Yamanaka

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Book Series: Göttinger Juristische Schriften ISBN: 9783863951689 Year: Pages: 292 Language: German
Publisher: Universitätsverlag Göttingen
Subject: Law
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How can the tension between security and personal freedom be solved in the risk society of today? This publication discusses exemplary problems and develops solutions at the level of constitutional law, public international law, economic law, criminal law, and medical law.

Democracy and Power: The Delhi Lectures

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ISBN: 9781783740932 9781783740949 Year: Pages: 192 DOI: 10.11647/OBP.0050 Language: English
Publisher: Open Book Publishers
Subject: Political Science
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Noam Chomsky visited India in 1996 and 2001 and spoke on a wide range of subjects, from democracy and corporate propaganda to the nature of the world order and the role of intellectuals in society. He captivated audiences with his lucid challenge of dominant political analyses, the engaging style of his talks, and his commitment to social equality as well as individual freedom.Chomsky’s early insights into the workings of power in the modern world remain timely and compelling. Published for the first time, this series of lectures also provides the reader with an invaluable introduction to the essential ideas of one of the leading thinkers of our time.

Candide, La fée carabine et les autres. Vers un modèle didactique de la lecture littéraire

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Book Series: Exploration ISSN: 07213700 ISBN: 9783034314794 Year: Pages: 303 DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_619090 Language: French
Publisher: Peter Lang International Academic Publishing Group Grant: Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) - OAPEN-CH - 170362
Subject: Education --- Languages and Literatures
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How do teachers read Voltaire's Candide and The Pennac rifle fairy with 16 year-old students? Beyond the different effects related to the length and status of texts, this book shows that teachers use school activities to read literary texts and ensure links with the readings of the students.

Caracteres

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Book Series: Autores Gregos e Latinos - Textos ISSN: 2183220X ISBN: 9789892608990 Year: Pages: 140 DOI: https://doi.org/10.14195/978-989-26-0900-3 Language: Portuguese
Publisher: Coimbra University Press
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This publication includes the translation of the Characters of Theophrastus, with an introduction and footnotes, following the recent edition and commentary by J. Diggle. In the introduction, after a short information about the author and his intellectual activity, the different literary genres are considered that left their influence on this production by Theophrastus: the ethic thought of Aristotle, contemporary rhetoric and New Comedy. The study is complemented with an actualized bibliography.

1964 - das Jahr, mit dem "68" begann

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Book Series: Studien des Göttinger Instituts für Demokratieforschung zur Geschichte politischer und gesellschaftlicher Kontroversen ISBN: 9783837625806 9783839425800 Year: DOI: 10.14361/transcript.9783839425800 Language: German
Publisher: transcript Verlag Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 103316
Subject: History
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Das Jahr 1968 wird gemeinhin mit der Überwindung überkommener Gesellschaftsstrukturen und dem Entree des bürgerrechtlichen Fortschritts verbunden. Doch dieses Datum war nicht Ausgangs-, sondern vielmehr Kulminationspunkt politischen und sozialen Wandels. Denn vieles von dem, was sich mit der Chiffre "68" verbindet, begann schon vorher. 1964 verdichteten sich zahlreiche Ereignisse zu einer Zäsur, die den gesellschaftlichen Umbruch schon vor 1968 einläutete. Mit dem Blick auf unterschiedliche Episoden aus Gesellschaft und Politik hinterfragt dieser Band den bisherigen Stellenwert von "68" und weist nach, dass ein erheblicher Teil der mentalen Modernisierung schon viel früher stattfand.

Contemporary Turkey at a Glance

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ISBN: 9783658049157 9783658049164 Year: Pages: 202 DOI: 10.1007/978-3-658-04916-4 Language: English
Publisher: Springer
Subject: Ecology
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Turkey has witnessed significant social, cultural, and political change over the last decades. This transformation has manifested itself in all segments of society and resulted in the alteration of political ideologies and institutions. The twelve authors of this volume shed light on the complexities of a changing Turkey through an interdisciplinary perspective. Their application of novel conceptual approaches and methodologies make this book a unique contribution to the study of modern Turkey.

Youth at the crossroads - Discourses on socio-cultural change in post-war Northern Uganda

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Book Series: Göttingen Series in Social and Cultural Anthropology ISBN: 9783863951696 Year: Language: English
Publisher: Universitätsverlag Göttingen
Subject: Sociology --- Social Sciences
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Based on eleven months of field work (2009-2011), this book analyzes the situation of youth in urban Gulu, Northern Uganda, in the aftermath of the war between the Lord’s Resistance Army and the Ugandan Government (1986-2006). Specifically, it focuses on the generation that was born and grew up during the 20-year war: How do members of this generation perceive and evaluate socio-cultural changes which occurred in Acholi society throughout the war years? How do they imagine their future society? And how do they react to the expectations directed at them by their elders? In order to answer these questions, the book draws on rich ethnographic material. It provides an in-depth analysis of how imaginations of the post-war society are contested and negotiated between different groups of social actors – youth and elders, men and women as well as local, national and international actors. While some try to re-establish former cultural practices and conventions and call for a ‘retraditionalization’ of Acholi society, others lobby for ‘modernization’ and attempt to establish ‘new’ social structures, values and norms which are strongly influenced by local understandings of ‘the Western culture’. The book presents numerous examples of the multiple and complex ways young people strategically position themselves in these debates and make use of the various discourses on culture, tradition and modernity in their negotiations of generational, gender, family, and peer-to-peer relations.

Capital at the Brink: Overcoming the Destructive Legacies of Neoliberalism

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Book Series: Critical Climate Change ISBN: 9781607853060 Year: Pages: 277 Language: English
Publisher: Open Humanities Press
Subject: Social Sciences --- Languages and Literatures --- Economics
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Capital at the Brink reveals the pervasiveness, destructiveness, and dominance of neoliberalism within American society and culture. The contributors to this collection also offer points of resistance to an ideology wherein, to borrow Henry Giroux’s comment, “everything either is for sale or is plundered for profit.” The first step in fighting neoliberalism is to make it visible. By discussing various inroads that it has made into political, popular, and literary culture, Capital at the Brink is taking this first step and joining a global resistance that works against neoliberalism by revealing the variety of ways in which it dominates and destroys various dimensions of our social and cultural life. With essays by Paul A. Passavant, Noah De Lissovoy, Robert P. Marzec, Jennifer Wingard, Zahi Zalloua, Jodi Dean, Andrew Baerg, Jeffrey R. Di Leo, Christopher Breu and Uppinder Mehan.

Arab Women in Algeria

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ISBN: 9783110410228 9783110427363 Year: Pages: 105 DOI: 10.2478/9783110410228 Language: English
Publisher: De Gruyter
Subject: History
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The book presents the first English edition of Hubertine Auclert's Arab Women in Algeria which offers a unique picture of Algerian society in late 19th century. Hubertine Auclert (1848-1914) was one of the foremost militants for women's political rights in France from the mid-1870s. She lived in Algeria from 1888 to 1892, where she investigated the customs and traditions that defined the condition of women. She witnessed both the exploitation of women and that of the colonized people; in doing so, she drew a picture of colonial Algerian society. While women were mistreated by men (sale of prepubescent girls into marriage, forced marriage, repudiation permitted only to men, polygamy), Arab men were mistreated by the colonial administration and excluded from the government of Algeria. She denounced the contradictions and hypocrisy of French justice, which often enforced, for their own interest, the "anomalies" of Muslim law in contradiction with French law.The last chapter of the book comprises of several striking anecdotes that illustrate the author's theoretical views.

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