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Handeln unter Risiko

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Book Series: Sozialtheorie ISBN: 9783837612288 9783839412282 Year: DOI: 10.14361/9783839412282 Language: German
Publisher: transcript Verlag Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 103307
Subject: Sociology
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Das bisherige institutionell arrangierte Verhältnis von Sicherheit und Risiko ist angesichts der massiven Veränderungen der inneren, der sozialen und der äußeren Sicherheit in der Krise. Moderne Gesellschaften stehen vor der Frage, wie und in welchen Formen dieses Verhältnis neu bestimmt und auf soziale, rechtliche und politische Weise neu arrangiert werden kann. Der Fokus dieses Bandes zielt auf die Evaluierung politischer, sozialer und technischer Umgangsweisen mit Risiko sowie auf die Analyse der gesellschaftlichen Imaginationen, die mit diesen unweigerlich verknüpft sind.

Sicherheit und Risiko

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Book Series: Sozialtheorie ISBN: 9783837612295 9783839412299 Year: DOI: 10.14361/9783839412299 Language: German
Publisher: transcript Verlag Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 103304
Subject: Sociology
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Die umfassende gesellschaftspolitische Problematik von Sicherheit und Risiko in den globalisierten westlichen Gesellschaften ist nicht erst seit "9/11" oder der aktuellen Finanz- und Wirtschaftskrise virulent. Dieser Band versammelt die wichtigsten Stimmen der sozial-, kultur- und humanwissenschaftlichen Disziplinen, um nicht nur grundlegend in die Thematik einzuführen, sondern auch, um Antworten zu geben auf die Frage nach dem rasanten Wandel unseres Verständnisses von Gefahr, Bedrohung, Unsicherheit und riskantem Verhalten.

To Know Our Many Selves: From the Study of Canada to Canadian Studies

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ISBN: 9781897425725 9781897425732 Year: Pages: 450 Language: English
Publisher: Athabasca University Press
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To Know Our Many Selves profiles the history of Canadian Studies, which began as early as the 1840s with the Study of Canada. Professor Dirk Hoerder discusses this comprehensive examination of culture by highlighting its unique interdisciplinary approach, which included both sociological and political angles. Years later, as the study of other ethnicities was added to the cultural story of Canada, a solid foundation was formed for the nation’s master narrative. Against this background, To Know Our Many Selves focuses on why Canadian Studies may be used as a sound model for the study of other societies in a frame of Transcultural Societal Studies.

Totalitarian Communication

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Book Series: Kultur- und Medientheorie ISBN: 9783837613933 9783839413937 Year: DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.14361/transcript.9783839413937 Language: English
Publisher: transcript Verlag Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 101943
Subject: Media and communication
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By using history and theory of communication as an integrative methodological device, this book reaches out to those properties of totalitarian society which appear to be beyond the grasp of specific disciplines. Furthermore, this functional approach allows to extend the analysis of communicative practices commonly associated with fascist Italy, Nazi Germany and Soviet Union, to other locations (France, United States of America and Great Britain in the 1930s) or historical contexts (post-Soviet developments in Russia or Kyrgyzstan). This, in turn, leads to the revaluation of the very term »totalitarian«: no longer an ideological label or a stock attribute of historical narration, it gets a life of its own, defining a specific constellation of hierarchies, codes and networks within a given society.

Creative Networks and the City

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ISBN: 9783837613742 9783839413746 Year: DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.14361/transcript.9783839413746 Language: English
Publisher: transcript Verlag Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 101941
Subject: Sociology
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This book offers a fundamental contribution to the literature on the creative industries and the knowledge-based economy by focusing on three aspects: urban spaces as key sites of capitalist restructuring, creative industries policies as state technologies aimed at economic exploitation, and the role of networks of aesthetic production in inflecting these tendencies. It simultaneously goes beyond these debates by integrating a concern with the cultural and aesthetic dimensions of the creative industries. As such, the book is relevant to researchers interested in the transdisciplinary project of a cultural political economy of creativity and urban change.

Reflexionsspiele

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Book Series: Sozialtheorie ISBN: 9783837615227 9783839415221 Year: DOI: 10.14361/transcript.9783839415221 Language: German
Publisher: transcript Verlag Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 103306
Subject: Political Science
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Jürgen Habermas' Modell der deliberativen Demokratie gilt als zentrales Paradigma der politischen Theorie. Die kommunikationstheoretischen Annahmen über Diskurse werden allerdings durch die zunehmend alltägliche Onlinekommunikation in Frage gestellt. Welche Strukturen der Partizipation entstehen in politischen Diskursen im Internet? Und welche Dynamik prägt die Diskussion? Diesen Fragen geht der Autor in einem empirischen Vergleich von neun Onlinediskursen nach. Die Ergebnisse der explorativen Studie führen zu einer Neubestimmung des Zusammenhangs von diskursiver Kommunikation und ihren Wirkungen, der als "Reflexionsspiel" gefasst und ausgearbeitet wird.

Terres de taureaux

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ISBN: 9788496820371 9788490962459 Year: Language: French
Publisher: Casa de Velázquez Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 103167
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La corrida et le rodéo, les deux seuls affrontements homme-bovin mondialement connus, sont de lointains cousins dont les relations historiques et formelles interrogent les processus de transformation de la culture entre l'Europe et l'Amérique. Cette étude de géographie culturelle envisage toutes les pratiques tauromachiques, des courses de taureaux du sud-ouest européen à l'immense famille des rodéos nord et sud-américains. Les jeux, les fêtes et les spectacles sont analysés comme des marqueurs territoriaux et comme des moyens d'expression identitaire qui prennent forme et signification les uns par rapport aux autres. Il en résulte une mosaïque territoriale complexe où les relations homme-bovin véhiculent des sentiments d'appartenance dont les clivages et les solidarités s'expriment à l'échelle d'une aire culturelle transatlantique.

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Sociology --- 1K --- 1DDF --- 1DSE --- RGC --- corrida --- rodeo --- rodéo --- taureaux --- Identité --- Jeux --- Taurins

Mainstreaming Politics: Gendering Practices and Feminist Theory

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ISBN: 9780980672381 Year: Pages: 368 DOI: 10.1017/UPO9780980672381 Language: English
Publisher: University of Adelaide Press
Subject: Political Science --- Gender Studies
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This book offers an innovative rethinking of policy approaches to ‘gender equality’ and of the process of social change. It brings several new chapters together with a series of previously published articles to reflect on these topics. A particular focus is gender mainstreaming, a relatively recent development in equality policy in many industrialised and some industrialising countries, as well as in large international organisations such as the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund and the International Labour Organization.&#xD;&#xD;The book draws upon poststructuralist organisation and policy theory to argue that it is impossible to ‘script’ reform initiatives such as gender mainstreaming. As an alternative it recommends thinking about such policy developments as fields of contestation, shaped by on-the-ground political deliberations and practices, including the discursive practices that produce specific ways of understanding the ‘problem’ of ‘gender inequality’.&#xD;&#xD;In addition to the new chapters Bacchi and Eveline produce brief introductions for each chapter, tracing the development of their ideas over four years. Through these commentaries the book provides exciting insights into the complex processes of collaboration and theory generation.&#xD;&#xD;Mainstreaming Politics is a rich resource for both practitioners in the field and for theorists. In particular it will appeal to those interested in public policy, public administration, organisation studies, sociology, comparative politics and international studies.

Civil Society and International Governance

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Book Series: Routledge/GARNET series ISBN: 9780415590631 Year: Pages: 224 Language: English
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Grant: OAPEN-UK
Subject: Political Science --- Sociology
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Structures and processes occurring within and between states are no longer the only – or even the most important - determinants of those political, economic and social developments and dynamics that shape the modern world. Many issues, including the environment, health, crime, drugs, migration and terrorism, can no longer be contained within national boundaries. As a result, it is not always possible to identify the loci for authority and legitimacy, and the role of governments has been called into question. Civil Society anf International Governance critically analyses the increasing impact of nongovernmental organisations and civil society on global and regional governance. Written from the standpoint of advocates of civil society and addressing the role of civil society in relation to the UN, the IMF, the G8 and the WTO, this volume assess the role of various non-state actors from three perspectives: theoretical aspects, civil society interaction with the European Union and civil society and regional governance outside Europe, specifically Africa, East Asia and the Middle East. It demonstrates that civil society’s role has been more complex than one defined in terms, essentially, of resistance and includes actual participation in governance as well as multi-facetted contributions to legitimising and democratising global and regional governance. This book will be of interest to students and scholars of political science, international relations, civil society, sociology, European politics and global governance. 1. Introduction David Armstrong and Julie Gilson Part 1: Theory 2. Civil Society and the Democratisation of Global Public Space Debora Spini 3. Collective and Social Identity: A Theoretical Analysis of the Role of Civil Society in the Construction of Supra-National Societies Valeria Bello 4. Organized Civil Society and Political Representation in the EU Arena Carlo Ruzza Part 2: The European Union 5. Europeanization of Non-State Actors: Towards a Framework for Analysis Karolina Boro?ska-Hryniewiecka 6. Between Localisation and Europeanisation: Non-Governmental Organisations in Bosnia and Herzegovina Erica Panighello 7. European Integration, Cross-Border Cooperation and Third-Sector Mobilizations in the Basque Country Xabier Itçaina Part 3: Civil Society Outside Europe 8. Governance and Non-Governmental Organisations in East Asia: Building Region-Wide Coalitions Julie Gilson 9. Civil Society and Regional Governance in Eastern and Southern Africa Andréas Godsäter and Frederik Söderbaum 10. The Role of Civil Society in Regional Governance in the Middle East Michael Shulz 11. Transnational Labour Mobilization in the Americas Marcelo Saguier

Conflict, Security and the Reshaping of Society

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Book Series: Routledge Studies in Liberty and Security ISBN: 9780415570343 Year: Pages: 230 Language: English
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Grant: OAPEN-UK
Subject: Sociology --- Political Science --- Philosophy --- History
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This book is an examination of the effect of contemporary wars (such as the 'War on Terror') on civil life at a global level. Contemporary literature on war is mainly devoted to recent changes in the theory and practice of warfare, particular those in which terrorists or insurgents are involved (for example, the 'revolution in military affairs', 'small wars', and so on). On the other hand, today's research on security is focused, among other themes, on the effects of the war on terrorism, and on civil liberties and social control. This volume connects these two fields of research, showing how 'war' and 'security' tend to exchange targets and forms of action as well as personnel (for instance, the spreading use of private contractors in wars and of military experts in the 'struggle for security') in modern society. This shows how, contrary to Clausewitz's belief war should be conceived of as a "continuation of politics by other means", the opposite statement is also true: that politics, insofar as it concerns security, can be defined as the 'continuation of war by other means'. This book will be of much interest to students of critical security studies, war and conflict studies, terrorism studies, sociology and IR in general. Salvatore Palidda is Professor of Sociology in the Faculty of Education at the University of Genoa. Alessandro Dal Lago is Professor of Sociology of Culture and Communication at the University of Genoa. Introduction Alessandro Dal Lago and Salvatore Palidda Part 1: The Constituent Role of Armed Conflicts 1. Fields Without Honour: Contemporary War as Global Enforcement Alessandro Dal Lago 2. The Barbarization of the Peace: The Neo-Conservative Transformation of War and Perspectives Alain Joxe 3. Norm/Exception: Exceptionalism and Governmental Prospects Roberto Ciccarelli 4. Reversing Clausewitz? War and politics in French Philosophy: Michel Foucault, Deleuze-Guattari and Raymond Aron Massimiliano Guareschi 5. Global War and Technoscience Luca Guzzetti Part 2: Securisation 6. September 14, 2001: The Regression to the Habitus Didier Bigo 7. Revolution in Police Affairs Salvatore Palidda 8. Surveillance: From Resistance to Support Eric Heilmann 9. Enemies, Not Criminals: The Law and Courts Against Global Terrorism Gabriella Petti Part 3: The Reshaping of Global Society 10. Media at War Marcello Maneri 11. Global Bureaucracy: Irresponsible But Not Indifferent Mariella Pandolfi and Laurence Mcfall 12. The Space of Camps: Towards a Genealogy of Places of Internment in the Present Federico Rahola

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