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Resistance

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Book Series: migration – macht – bildung ISBN: 9783837631494 9783839431498 Year: DOI: 10.26530/oapen_630211 Language: English
Publisher: transcript Verlag Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 100573
Subject: Social Sciences
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All around the world and throughout history resistance has played an important role – and it still does. Some strive to raise it to cause change. Some dare not to speak of it. Some try to smother it to keep a status quo. The contributions to this volume explore phenomena of resistance in a range of historical and contemporary environments. In so doing, they not only contribute to shaping a comparative view on subjects, representations, and contexts of resistance, but also open up a theoretical dialogue on terms and concepts of resistance both in and across different disciplines. With contributions by Micha Brumlik, Peter McLaren, Gayatri C. Spivak and others.

Writing Matters. Presenting and Perceiving Monumental Inscriptions in Antiquity and the Middle Ages

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Book Series: Materiale Textkulturen ISSN: 2198-6940 ISBN: 9783110534597 9783110533361 Year: Volume: 14 Pages: viii, 396 DOI: 10.1515/9783110534597 Language: English
Publisher: De Gruyter
Subject: History
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This edited volume includes a compilation of new approaches to the investigation of inscriptions from different cultural contexts. Innovative research questions about "material text cultures" are examined with reference to Classical Athens, late ancient and Byzantine churches and urban spaces, Hellenistic and Roman cities, and medieval buildings.

Corporate Governance and Strategic Decision Making

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ISBN: 9789535135531 9789535135548 Year: Pages: 226 DOI: 10.5772/66270 Language: English
Publisher: IntechOpen
Subject: Business and Management
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This edited volume aims to intimate and orient readers on the current state of corporate governance and strategic decision making a decade after the global financial crises. In particular, it sheds more light on the current state of affairs of corporate governance mechanisms, codes, and their enforcement as well as novel issues arising. The ten constituent chapters contained herein are authored by seasoned academics with research interests in the areas of corporate governance, strategic management, and sustainable management practices. It provides up-to-date theoretical and empirical evidence of such corporate governance issues as corporate governance codes, corporate fraud, quality of earnings, strategic decision making, corporate social responsibility, sustainable management, and sustainable growth strategies. Irrespective of the diverse nature and span of the topics included, this edited volume is divided into three sections and structured to read as a unit.

Politische Konsumentinnen im Social Web

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Book Series: Kulturen der Gesellschaft ISBN: 9783837637106 9783839437100 Year: DOI: 10.14361/9783839437100 Language: German
Publisher: transcript Verlag Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 103360
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Politische Beteiligung wandelt sich. Der sozialwissenschaftliche Diskurs weist immer wieder auf eine Hinwendung der Bürger_innen zu neuen Formen des Engagements hin, die außerhalb der Einflusskanäle des repräsentativen Systems liegen. Dem Social Web kommt in diesem Prozess eine besondere Bedeutung zu, da es potenziell einen Raum für bürgerschaftliche Bildungsprozesse darstellt. Katharina Witterhold untersucht die dieser Entwicklung zugrunde liegenden Bedingungen am Beispiel politischer Konsumentinnen. Mit dem Blick auf Frauen als Wegbereiterinnen eines neuen Politikstils sowie mit der Entwicklung einer praxeologischen Analyseperspektive auf Alltagspolitik betritt ihre Studie auch theoretisch Neuland.

Changing Land Use, Changing Livelihoods: Smallholders Today

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ISBN: 9783038423430 9783038423423 Year: Pages: VIII, 242 DOI: 10.3390/books978-3-03842-343-0 Language: English
Publisher: MDPI - Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute
Subject: Agriculture (General) --- Business and Management
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This book brings together eleven works by scholars within and beyond geography, to argue the case for a continued engagement with smallholder agricultural studies. The research detailed is largely empirical and draws on a wide spectrum of mixed qualitative and quantitative methodologies. The case studies cover a range of geographic locations, including Brazil, Burkina Faso, South Africa, Botswana, Malawi, Madagascar, Vietnam, and the USA, with greatest emphasis in sub-Saharan Africa. Key themes that emerge include the structural and relative nature of "smallholder" as a category, the dynamic reality of smallholder livelihoods, the importance of smallholder farming and land-use practices to questions of environmental sustainability, and the challenges of vulnerability and adaptation in contemporary human–environment systems. Overall these studies show that smallholder studies are more pertinent than ever, especially in the face of finite resources and global environmental change.

Urban Land and Sustainable Development

ISBN: 9783038422617 9783038422600 Year: Pages: XVI, 368 Language: English
Publisher: MDPI - Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute
Subject: Business and Management --- Economics
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According to the 2014 revision of the World Urbanization Prospects by UN DESA, urbanization could add another 2.5 billion people to urban population by 2050, with close to 90 percent of the increase concentrated in Asia and Africa. This unprecedented increase in urban population not only poses challenges to providing jobs, housing, and infrastructure, but also exerts an increased pressure on urban land and sustainability. As land is a vital yet limited resource, sustainable management of urban land to cater the needs of this growing urban population is seen as one of the key challenges for achieving an economically efficient, socially equitable, and environmentally safe society. A key tenet for sustainable economic development and smart growth is promoting equitable sustainable urban land development and mitigating land use conflicts.While a large body of literature has dealt with both land use and sustainable development, the study of the interactive effects of these two remains limited. We need more sophisticated empirical studies examining processes, mechanisms, institutions, equity, and sustainability of urban land use. This book is based on a Special Issue published in Sustainability, and examines patterns, structure, and dynamics of urban land development and sustainability from multiple perspectives, in various contexts and at multiple dimensions (economic, social, political, developmental, and environmental, etc.). The research articles examine urban land development and sustainability arising from globalization, urbanization and institutional change.We have drawn papers from both developed and developing countries, with a focus on China due to the rapid rate of urbanization and change there. This book includes 14 articles, with various research emphases, methodologies and study areas, reflecting the inter-disciplinarily that characterizes urban and land use studies. The book has examined patterns and processes of urban land expansion and sprawl, and also studies new dimensions of urban space, including social media. These papers can provide us insights into the underlying structure and mechanisms of urban land expansion, and open new frontiers on the effects of urban land development on both the natural and human environments. We hope that this book will contribute to the understanding of urban land use patterns and processes, and their implications for sustainable development.

Organisation im soziotechnischen Gemenge

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Book Series: Edition Medienwissenschaft ISBN: 9783839437841 Year: Pages: 210 DOI: 10.14361/9783839437841 Language: German
Publisher: transcript Verlag Grant: Schweizerischer Nationalfonds zur Förderung der Wissenschaftlichen Forschung
Subject: Sociology
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How do media and technologies structure our daily working lives? An organisational-sociological study.

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