Fast Policy: Experimental Statecraft at the Thresholds of by Jamie Peck, Nik Theodore

By Jamie Peck, Nik Theodore

We inhabit a forever accelerating and more and more interconnected global, with new principles, fads, and models relocating at social-media pace. New coverage rules, in particular “ideas that work,” are actually capable of finding not just a world viewers but in addition transnational salience in remarkably brief order.

Fast Policy is the 1st systematic therapy of this phenomenon, one who compares methods of coverage improvement throughout speedily relocating fields that emerged within the worldwide South and feature quick been followed worldwide⎯conditional money transfers (a social coverage software that stipulations funds on behavioral compliance) and participatory budgeting (a kind of citizen-centric city governance). Jamie Peck and Nik Theodore seriously learn the becoming transnational connectivity among policymaking arenas and modes of coverage improvement, assessing the consequences of those advancements for modern policymaking. Emphasizing that coverage versions don't easily go back and forth intact from websites of invention to websites of emulation, they problematize quick coverage as a phenomenon that's actual and consequential but liable to misrepresentation.

Based on fieldwork performed throughout six continents and in fifteen international locations, Fast Policy is a necessary source in offering a longer theoretical dialogue of coverage mobility and in providing a technique for ethnographic learn on international social policy.

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Imperial Ecology: Environmental Order in the British Empire, by Peder Anker

By Peder Anker

Winner of The background of technology Society's discussion board for background of Human Sciences Prize From 1895 to the founding of the United countries in 1945, the promising new technology of ecology flourished within the British Empire. Peder Anker asks why ecology extended so swiftly and the way a handful of influential scientists and politicians confirmed a tripartite ecology of nature, wisdom, and society. consumers within the northern and southern extremes of the Empire, he argues, urgently wanted instruments for realizing environmental background in addition to human kinfolk to nature and society in an effort to set guidelines for the administration of average assets and to influence social keep watch over of natives and white payment. Holists akin to Jan Christian Smuts and mechanists equivalent to Arthur George Tansley vied for the precise to manage and perform ecological study during the British Empire and to put a starting place of monetary and social coverage that prolonged from Spitsbergen to Cape city. The expansion of the sector from botany to human ecology required a broader methodological base, and ecologists drew in particular on psychology and economic climate. They integrated these methodologies and created a brand new ecological order for environmental, fiscal, and social administration of the Empire.

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Innovation and Institutional Embeddedness of Multinational by Martin Heidenreich

By Martin Heidenreich

Multinational businesses are an important actors in a world knowledge-based economic system, combining some great benefits of international and in the community coordinated creation and innovation recommendations with particular neighborhood and nationwide components. This publication questions how MNCs can most sensible take advantage of institutionally embedded wisdom, explores the usage of exterior institutionally embedded wisdom in company innovation methods, and addresses the demanding situations of embeddedness.

The professional members draw on managerial, financial, geographic and sociological views to discover the fundamental roles of nearby and nationwide wisdom infrastructures and the cultural and political surroundings of MNCs. They construct upon, replace, and expand the dialogue at the neighborhood and nationwide embeddedness of MNCs with new kingdom case reports and comparative analyses, concentrating on the connection among innovation in businesses and local reviews. considerably, the booklet additionally establishes a hyperlink among vital debates that experience hitherto been principally disconnected: neighborhood experiences and foreign company reports individually tackle matters that fall in the scope of the publication, yet don't supply an built-in research of the embeddedness of MNCs.

This path-breaking ebook is going a way to fill this hole within the literature and as such, will end up necessary to teachers, R&D managers, nearby coverage makers and scholars with an curiosity in overseas enterprise, company economics, nearby experiences and association reports.

Contributors: P. Ahrweiler, B.T. Asheim, E. Baier, C. Barmeyer, P. Cooke, J.R. Diez, B. Ebersberger, N. Gilbert, J. Guimon, B. Hancke, M. Heidenreich, S.J. Herstad, S. Iammarino, B. Klement, ok. Koschatzky, J.-P. Kramer, ok. Kruth, E. Marinelli, J. Mattes, R. Narula, A. Pyka, D. Rehfeld, M. Schilperoord, Ö. Sölvell, S. Strambach

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The History of Aden by Dr Z H Kour, Z.H. Kour

By Dr Z H Kour, Z.H. Kour

Эта книга повествует о британской оккупации Адена в 1839-1872 гг. Англия заняла Аден в 1839 г., чтобы предотвратить возможные действия Франции и из-за его превосходного местоположения. Текст, главным образом, основан на документах Индийского архива в Лондоне и Шотландского архива в Эдинбурге. Текст монолитен и посвящен следующим вопросам: 1) расширению поселения, 2) торговле, three) администрации и управлению, four) деловыми отношениями с султаном Лахиджа.
Отмечены особенности этого периода - постоянное препирательство между политическим и военным командующими и их деловые отношения с Ост-Индской компанией и британским правительством, которое изрядно «зажимало» любое положительное действие, плюс мелкие подкупы племенных вождей во внутренних районах, ради удержания мира. Однако, все это сказывалось на ситуации в целом регионе.Образцы сканов:

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A Geography Of Time: Temporal Misadventures Of A Social by Robert V. Levine

By Robert V. Levine

Even though it is difficult to recollect in our clock-driven age, the concept that of time is relative and versatile. Robert Levine issues out cultures experience of time has profound outcomes for an individual's mental, actual, and emotional healthiness. vacationing round the glope, in either prior and current occasions, he describes "clock time" towards either "nature time" - the rhythm of the sunlight and the seasons - and "event time" - the structuring of time round happenings. He argues that via studying to embody those 3 diverse perceptions of time, by means of constructing a "multi temporal" strategy, you'll take pleasure in a extra versatile and worthwhile lifestyles.

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Purging the Poorest: Public Housing and the Design Politics by Lawrence J. Vale

By Lawrence J. Vale

The development and administration of public housing is frequently noticeable as a sign failure of yank public coverage, yet this can be a tremendously oversimplified view. In Purging the Poorest, Lawrence J. Vale deals a brand new narrative of the seventy-five-year fight to deal with the “deserving poor.”

In the Thirties, iconic American towns, Atlanta and Chicago, demolished their slums and verified a few of this country’s first public housing. Six many years later, those related towns additionally led the best way in clearing public housing itself. Vale’s groundbreaking heritage of those “twice-cleared” groups offers exceptional element in regards to the improvement, decline, and redevelopment of 2 of America’s most famed housing tasks: Chicago’s Cabrini-Green and Atlanta’s Techwood/Clark Howell houses. Vale deals the radical inspiration of layout politics to teach how problems with structure and urbanism are in detail certain up in considering coverage. Drawing from wide archival learn and in-depth interviews, Vale recalibrates the bigger cultural function of public housing, revalues the contributions of public housing citizens, and reconsiders the position of layout and architects.

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War and Memory in Lebanon by Sune Haugbolle

By Sune Haugbolle

From 1975 to 1990, Lebanon continued some of the most protracted and bloody civil wars of the 20 th century. Sune Haugbolle's well timed and infrequently poignant publication chronicles the conflict over principles that emerged from the wreckage of that battle. whereas the Lebanese kingdom inspired forgetfulness and political events created sectarian interpretations of the struggle via cults of useless leaders, intellectuals and activists - encouraged by means of the instance of fact and reconciliation events in numerous elements of the realm - complex the concept that confronting and remembering the struggle was once invaluable for political and cultural renewal. via an research of other cultural productions - media, artwork, literature, movie, posters, and structure - the writer exhibits how the recollection and reconstruction of political and sectarian violence that came about in the course of the conflict have helped in Lebanon's therapeutic procedure. He additionally exhibits how a willingness to confront the earlier inspired the preferred rebellion in Lebanon after the assassination of major Minister Rafiq Hariri.

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Comte de Gobineau and Orientalism: Selected Eastern Writings by Geoffrey Nash, Daniel O'Donoghue

By Geoffrey Nash, Daniel O'Donoghue

Notwithstanding identified to experts, Comte de Gobineau’s important if idiosyncratic contribution to Orientalism has in simple terms been available to the English reader via secondary assets. particularly vital for its portrayal of an esoteric Sufi sect just like the Ahl-i Haqq, and its bright narrative of the Babi episode in Persia, Gobineau’s paintings impacted considerably on eu intelligentsia, together with Ernest Renan, Matthew Arnold, Lord Curzon, and the Orientalist Edward Granville Browne. Daniel O’Donoghue’s incredible translation now makes to be had gigantic extracts from Gobineau’s most vital writings at the East: 3 Years in Asia and Religions and Philosophies of vital Asia. Geoffrey Nash’s entire creation and notes contextualise Gobineau’s paintings within the gentle of up to date scholarship, in addition to assessing its influence on 19th century Orientalists and sleek Iranians, and its relevance to debates round Islam and modernity which are nonetheless alive this present day.

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Environmental Imaginaries of the Middle East and North by Diana K. Davis, Edmund Burke

By Diana K. Davis, Edmund Burke

The landscapes of the center East have captured our imaginations all through heritage. photographs of unending golden dunes, camel caravans, remoted desolate tract oases, and rivers coated with palm timber have frequently framed written and visible representations of the zone. Embedded in those portrayals is the typical trust that the surroundings, in so much areas, has been deforested and desertified by way of centuries of misuse. it really is accurately such orientalist environmental imaginaries, more and more undermined through modern ecological information, that the 11 authors during this quantity question.  this is often the 1st quantity to significantly study culturally built perspectives of the environmental background of the center East and recommend that they've usually benefitted elites on the price of the ecologies and the peoples of the quarter. The members disclose a few of the questionable rules and practices born of those environmental imaginaries and similar histories which were used in the sector because the colonial interval. They additional demonstrate how energy, within the kind of improvement courses, notions of nationalism, and hydrological maps, for example, pertains to environmental wisdom production. 

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Gemlore: Ancient Secrets and Modern Myths from the Stone Age by Diane Morgan

By Diane Morgan

Each tradition has constructed its personal lore of rocks. From the stones of Aaron's breastplate to the foundational rocks of the recent Jerusalem, from the production stories of South the United States to the blood stones of Burma, gemstones have taken their position within the mythology and magic of the human race. This booklet information the lore hooked up to specific gemstones. each one bankruptcy covers a specific stone and discusses the gem's geological, historic, legendary, and mythical features. A necessary source for someone discovering symbols, fantasy, heritage, or literature, this booklet additionally is helping technology scholars comprehend the humanistic context of gem stones and provides social reports scholars a desirable view of gem stones in international cultures.Each bankruptcy covers a specific gemstone, corresponding to diamonds, rubies, sapphires, and emeralds. It additionally covers natural gemstones, resembling pearl, coral, and amber. The chapters speak about the average background of the stone, together with the place the gem is located, its price, and its use; the function the gem has performed in background, specially for convinced well-known stones akin to the desire Diamond; and the myths, powers, and legends that experience connected to the stone over the centuries. technology scholars will delight in the humanistic context the e-book bargains for gem stones, whereas social reviews scholars will relish its attention of gem stones throughout instances and locations. scholars of literature and the humanities will welcome the book's consciousness to gemstones as symbols, and normal readers will locate it a desirable consultant to the lore and legend of necessary stones.

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