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Challenging Multiculturalism

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ISBN: 9780748664573 9780748664597 Year: Language: English
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 101062
Subject: Political Science
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In recent years, European political leaders from Angela Merkel to David Cameron have discarded the term multiculturalism and now express scepticism, critique and even hostility towards multicultural ways of organising their societies. Yet they are unprepared to reverse the diversity existing in their states. These contradictory choices have different political consequences in the 11 European countries examined in this book: Belgium, Britain, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland, Russia, Sweden and Turkey. The future of European liberalism is being played out as multicultural notions of belonging, inclusion, tolerance and the national home are brought into question.

The Birth of Energy

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ISBN: 9781478090007 9781478006329 Year: Pages: 280 DOI: 10.1215/9781478090007 Language: English
Publisher: Duke University Press
Subject: Environmental Sciences --- Political Science
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In The Birth of Energy Cara New Daggett traces the genealogy of contemporary notions of energy back to the nineteenth-century science of thermodynamics to challenge the underlying logic that informs today's uses of energy. These early resource-based concepts of power first emerged during the Industrial Revolution and were tightly bound to Western capitalist domination and the politics of industrialized work. As Daggett shows, thermodynamics was deployed as an imperial science to govern fossil fuel use, labor, and colonial expansion, in part through a hierarchical ordering of humans and nonhumans. By systematically excavating the historical connection between energy and work, Daggett argues that only by transforming the politics of work—most notably, the veneration of waged work—will we be able to confront the Anthropocene's energy problem. Substituting one source of energy for another will not ensure a habitable planet; rather, the concepts of energy and work themselves must be decoupled.

Data-Driven Policy Impact Evaluation

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ISBN: 9783319784618 Year: Pages: 346 DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-78461-8 Language: English
Publisher: Springer Nature
Subject: Sociology --- Political Science --- Economics --- Mathematics
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In the light of better and more detailed administrative databases, this open access book provides statistical tools for evaluating the effects of public policies advocated by governments and public institutions. Experts from academia, national statistics offices and various research centers present modern econometric methods for an efficient data-driven policy evaluation and monitoring, assess the causal effects of policy measures and report on best practices of successful data management and usage. Topics include data confidentiality, data linkage, and national practices in policy areas such as public health, education and employment. It offers scholars as well as practitioners from public administrations, consultancy firms and nongovernmental organizations insights into counterfactual impact evaluation methods and the potential of data-based policy and program evaluation. ; Open Access Demonstrates the potential of data-based policy evaluation Introduces counterfactual impact evaluation methods Includes case studies on policy areas such as public health, education and employment

Taking the EU to Court

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Book Series: Palgrave Studies in European Union Politics ISBN: 9783030216290 Year: Pages: 239 DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-21629-0 Language: English
Publisher: Springer Nature
Subject: Political Science --- Law
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This open access book provides an exhaustive picture of the role that annulment conflicts play in the EU multilevel system. Based on a rich dataset of annulment actions since the 1960s and a number of in-depth case studies, it explores the political dimension of annulment litigation, which has become an increasingly relevant judicial tool in the struggle over policy content and decision-making competences. The book covers the motivations of actors to turn policy conflicts into annulment actions, the emergence of multilevel actors’ litigant configurations, the impact of actors’ constellations on success in court, as well as the impact of annulment actions on the multilevel policy conflicts they originate from.

Pathways and Consequences of Legal Irregularity

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Book Series: IMISCOE Research Series ISBN: 9783030120887 Year: Pages: 215 DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-12088-7 Language: English
Publisher: Springer Nature
Subject: History --- Migration --- Sociology --- Political Science
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This open access book provides a unique study of the complexities and consequences of irregular legal status of Senegalese migrants in Europe. It employs sophisticated quantitative methods to analyze unique life-history data to produce policy-relevant conclusions. Using the MAFE dataset as empirical evidence, the book focuses on the legal paths of Senegalese migrants in three different European countries. It shows how multiple contexts of reception produce pathways into irregular legal status and how the resulting complex configurations of irregular status shape migrants’ economic integration into their host societies as well as their ongoing participation in the development of their sending societies. The book thereby increases our understanding of the functioning of African migration systems and the corresponding inclusion patterns in Europe. As such this book will be of interest to scholars working in migration studies, policy makers, and legal professionals.

Between Mobility and Migration

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Book Series: IMISCOE Research Series ISBN: 9783319779911 Year: Pages: 270 DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-77991-1 Language: English
Publisher: Springer Nature
Subject: History --- Migration --- Political Science --- Economics
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This open access book offers a critical perspective on intra-European mobility and migration by using new empirical data and theoretical discussions. It develops a theoretical and empirical analysis of the consequences of intra-European movement for sending and receiving urban regions in The Netherlands, Sweden, Austria, Turkey, Poland and Czech Republic. The book conceptualizes Central and Eastern European (CEE) migration by distinguishing between different types of CEE migrants and consequences. This involves a mapping of migration corridors within Europe, a unique empirical analysis of consequences for urban regions, and an analysis of governance responses. Next to the European and country perspectives on this phenomenon, the book focuses on the local perspective of urban regions where most mobile citizens settle (either permanently or temporarily). This way the book puts the analysis of intra-European movement in the perspective of broader theoretical debates in migration studies and beyond.

Datenreport Zivilgesellschaft

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Book Series: Bürgergesellschaft und Demokratie ISBN: 9783658229580 Year: Pages: 176 DOI: 10.1007/978-3-658-22958-0 Language: German
Publisher: Springer Nature
Subject: Political Science
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Als Open Access Publikation bietet der Datenreport Zivilgesellschaft erstmals einen Überblick über Stand und Entwicklung von Zivilgesellschaft und bürgerschaftlichem Engagement in Deutschland auf verbindender Grundlage der ganzen Bandbreite vorliegender Erhebungsdaten. Aus der Verbindung der Erhebungen entsteht eine einmalige datenbasierte Gesamtschau, die sich an Zivilgesellschaft, Politik und Wissenschaft richtet. Der Datenreport wurde erstellt im Rahmen des Projektes „Forum Zivilgesellschaftsdaten“, in dem verschiedene datenerhebende Institutionen und Akteure mitgewirkt haben. Der Inhalt · Summary: Zivilgesellschaft im Überblick · Organisierte Zivilgesellschaft · Zivilgesellschaftliches Engagement · Zivilgesellschaft als Arbeitsmarkt · Finanzierung der Zivilgesellschaft · Politische und gesellschaftliche Einstellungen: soziokulturelle Grundlagen von Selbstorganisation · Weiterführende Informationen: Datensätze in Steckbriefen; Forschungsdatenzentren und weitere Datenzugänge · Synopse zu Längsschnitt-Datenerhebungen mit Zivilgesellschaftsbezug Der Herausgeber Dr. Holger Krimmer ist Geschäftsführer von ZiviZ im Stifterverband, Mitglied der Geschäftsleitung des Stifterverbandes und Sprecher der AG Zivilgesellschaftsforschung des Bundesnetzwerkes Bürgerschaftliches Engagement. Sofern nicht anderweitig angegeben, wird dieses Buch unter einer Creative Commons Namensnennung 4.0 International Lizenz veröffentlicht. Weitere Details zur Lizenz entnehmen Sie bitte der Lizenzinformation auf http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/deed.de.

Recherche agronomique et politique agricole

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ISBN: 9782759229925 9782759229932 9782759229918 Year: Pages: 168 DOI: 10.35690/978-2-7592-2992-5 Language: French
Publisher: éditions Quae
Subject: Agriculture (General)
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Father of animal genetics in France and of the 1966 law on livestock farming, in 1978 Jacques Poly signed the report entitled ‘Towards a more economical and autonomous agriculture’, coinciding with his becoming an executive manager of INRA. Based on the juxtaposition of the testimony of those who were active at that time and the work of historians, this book is an exploration of his extraordinary trajectory.

COVID-19 and World Order

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ISBN: 9781421440750 Year: Pages: 455 DOI: 10.1353/book.77593 Language: English
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
Subject: Public Health
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The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has killed hundreds of thousands of people and infected millions while also devastating the world economy. The consequences of the pandemic, however, go much further: they threaten the fabric of national and international politics around the world. As Henry Kissinger warned, ""The coronavirus epidemic will forever alter the world order."" What will be the consequences of the pandemic, and what will a post-COVID world order look like? No institution is better suited to address these issues than Johns Hopkins University, which has convened experts from within and outside of the university to discuss world order after COVID-19. In a series of essays, international experts in public health and medicine, economics, international security, technology, ethics, democracy, and governance imagine a bold new vision for our future.

Zukunft der Arbeit in Industrie 4.0

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ISBN: 9783662459140 9783662459157 Year: Pages: 264 DOI: 10.1057/9780230290617 Language: English
Publisher: Springer Nature
Subject: Political Science --- Economics
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"Public-private partnerships have become an important tool for delivering essential public goods, but critics fear that they erode public accountability. Making partnerships more accountable requires a clear understanding of what accountability means for partnerships and which mechanisms can be used to strengthen it.Accountability in Public Policy Partnerships develops a new model of accountability based on principal-agent theory. This model provides a firm normative foundation for accountability demands. At the same time, it shows which accountability standards apply to which kinds of partnerships. Norm-setting partnerships, for example, require strong mechanisms for participation, whereas implementation partnerships must focus on performance evaluation, competitive bidding and beneficiary feedback processes. The accountability model and standards developed in this book provide a guide for partnership practitioners who are developing the governance structures of their partnerships; they serve as benchmarks for evaluating partnerships; and they provide new inputs for the ongoing accountability debates in the public, the corporate and the civil society sectors. "

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