Middle India and Urban-Rural Development: Four Decades of by Barbara Harriss-White

By Barbara Harriss-White

Middle India and Rural-Urban Development explores the socio-economic stipulations of an ‘India’ that falls among the cracks of macro-economic research, sectoral study and micro-level ethnography. Its concentration, the ‘middle India’ of small cities, is comparatively unknown in scholarly phrases for sturdy cause: it calls for sustained and hard box learn. however it is the place so much Indians both dwell or continuously stopover at so one can purchase and promote, manage marriages and plot politics. an individual who desires to comprehend India for that reason must comprehend non-metropolitan, provincial, small-town India and its financial lifestyles. This publication meets this want. From 1973 to the current, Barbara Harriss-White has watched India’s improvement throughout the lens of a normal  city in northern Tamil Nadu, Arni. This e-book presents a pluralist, multi-disciplinary and inter-disciplinary standpoint on Arni and its rural hinterland. It grounds common monetary tactics  within the social specificities of a given position and zone. within the approach, continuity is juxtaposed with abrupt swap. a robust function of the e-book is its research of the way executive regulations that fail take into consideration the realities of small city existence in India have unintentional and sometimes perverse effects.

In this distinctive booklet, Harriss-White brings jointly ten essays written by way of herself and her examine group on Arni and its surrounding rural parts. They music the altering nature of neighborhood company and the team; their urban-rural relatives, their rules via civil society enterprises and social practices, their relatives to the kingdom and to India’s accelerating and dynamic progress. that almost all humans dwell outdoor the metropolises holds for lots of different constructing international locations and makes this publication, and the information and strategies that body it, hugely correct to an international improvement viewers.

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Migration and its Enemies: Global Capital, Migrant Labour by Robin Cohen

By Robin Cohen

Can politicians successfully keep watch over nationwide borders whether they need to take action? How do politically powerless migrants relate to extra privileged migrants and to nationwide electorate? Is it attainable for capital to maneuver to labour instead of vice versa? during this publication Robin Cohen indicates how the personal tastes, pursuits and activities of the 3 significant social actors in foreign migration coverage - international capital, migrant labour and nationwide politicians - intersect and sometimes contradict one another. Cohen addresses those important questions in a wide-ranging, lucid and obtainable account of the historic origins and modern dynamics of worldwide migration.

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Making Maps, Third Edition by John Krygier

By John Krygier

Lauded for its accessibility and gorgeous layout, this article has given hundreds of thousands of scholars and pros the instruments to create powerful, compelling maps. utilizing a wealth of illustrations--with seventy four in complete color--to elucidate every one concisely offered aspect, the revised and up-to-date 3rd version maintains to stress how layout offerings relate to the explanations for creating a map and its meant objective. All parts of map making are coated: titles, labels, legends, visible hierarchy, font choice, tips to flip phenomena into visible facts, information association, symbolization, and extra. cutting edge pedagogical good points contain a quick image novella, sturdy design/poor layout map examples, end-of-chapter feedback for extra analyzing, and an annotated map examplar that runs in the course of the e-book. New to This version *Expanded insurance of utilizing cellular electronic units to assemble facts for maps, together with discussions of position providers and locational privateness. *New and revised issues: the best way to do cartoon maps, how map different types and logos have replaced over the years, designing maps on machine desktops and cellular units, human notion and colour, and extra. *Separate, increased bankruptcy on map image abstraction. *Additional case experiences of compelling phenomena corresponding to kid's site visitors fatalities in keeping with race, the unfold of tropical illnesses, and the 2012 presidential election. *Many extra colour illustrations.

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The Meanings of Europe: Changes and Exchanges of a Contested by Claudia Wiesner,Meike Schmidt-Gleim

By Claudia Wiesner,Meike Schmidt-Gleim

What is Europe? What are the contents of the concept that of Europe? And what defines ecu id? rather than basically asking those classical questions, this volume also explores who asks those questions, and who's addressed with such questions. Who solutions the questions, from which standpoints and for what purposes? Which philosophical, historic, non secular or political traditions impression the solutions? This publication addresses its activity in 3 components. the 1st concentrates at the controversies round the that means of Europe. the second one makes a speciality of the position of the eu Union. The 3rd discusses Europe and its relatives to types of otherness, or relatively, non-European-ness. the quantity produces a fancy and plural photo of the thoughts, principles, debates and (ex)changes linked to the concept that of Europe, and has a transparent importance for today’s debates on ecu identification, Europeanization, and the ecu.

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An Environmental History of the Middle Ages: The Crucible of by John Aberth

By John Aberth

The heart a long time used to be a serious and formative time for Western methods to our ordinary surroundings.?An Environmental heritage of the center Ages is a distinct and unheard of cultural survey of attitudes in the direction of the surroundings in this interval. Humankind’s dating with the surroundings shifted steadily through the years from a predominantly hostile method of anything extra brazenly collaborative, until eventually a sequence of ecological crises within the past due heart a while. With the arrival of shattering occasions corresponding to the good Famine and the Black demise, thought of efflorescences of the weather downturn often called the Little Ice Age that's akin to our current international warming crisis, medieval humans started to consider and relate to their typical atmosphere in new and extra nuanced methods. They now have been made to be conscious about the results of human affects upon the surroundings, watching for the cyclical, "new ecology" process of the fashionable world.

Exploring the complete medieval interval from 500 to 1500, and varying around the complete of Europe, from England and Spain to the Baltic and jap Europe, John Aberth focuses his examine on 3 key components: the normal components of air, water, and earth; the wooded area; and wild and family animals. via this multi-faceted lens, An Environmental historical past of the center Ages sheds attention-grabbing new mild at the medieval environmental approach. it will likely be crucial examining for college kids, students and all these drawn to the center Ages

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Kulturbasierte Personalauswahl: Eine empirische Untersuchung by Birgit Klein

By Birgit Klein

Die Diskussion über die öffentliche Verantwortung und moralische Integrität von Spitzenma-nagern reißt nicht ab. Durch einen anhaltenden Strom von Skandalen ist die Öffentlichkeit für moralische Fragen des Managements sensibilisiert. Gleichzeitig erodiert das Vertrauen in die Führungseliten der Wirtschaft.
Angesichts dieser Entwicklung rückt Birgit Klein die Rekrutierungsprozesse für das Manage-ment in den Fokus. Das Personalauswahlverfahren hat unmittelbaren Einfluss darauf, welche Denkstile rekrutiert werden und welchen Stellenwert kulturelle, ethische und wertbasierte Haltungen haben. Daraus leitet sie folgende Fragen ab: Gelten kulturelle und moralische Ka-tegorien auf dem Weg zu Führungspositionen? Sind sie tatsächlich ähnlich wichtig wie bei-spielsweise Erfolg und Durchsetzungsfähigkeit? Und wie kann sichergestellt werden, dass eine Führungskraft auch zu den Unternehmenswerten passt?
Vor diesem Hintergrund beschreibt die Autorin die Chancen und Potenziale eines kulturba-sierten Personalauswahlverfahrens und entwickelt einen Analyserahmen, der auch kulturelle Haltungen und Wertgrundsätze berücksichtigt. Wie dies gelingt, zeigt sie in einer empirischen Studie im Rahmen des Führungsnachwuchs-Recruitings der Siemens AG. Dabei wird insbe-sondere auf tieferliegende Identitätsmerkmale von Führungsnachwuchskräften verwiesen, die für Führungsaufgaben mit weitreichender Verantwortung konstitutiv sind.

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World of Difference, Second Edition (2) by Eric Sheppard

By Eric Sheppard

commonly considered as the authoritative textual content on improvement geography, this quantity examines the character and reasons of world inequality and severely analyzes modern methods to financial improvement around the 3rd international. scholars achieve a deeper knowing of the interacting dynamics of tradition, gender, race, and sophistication; biophysical elements, akin to weather, inhabitants, and normal assets; and monetary and political processes—all of that have resulted in the present-day disparities among the 1st and 3rd worlds. a variety of examples, sidebars, and figures illustrate how humans within the international South are experiencing and contesting the forces of globalization.

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Nachhaltige Quartiersentwicklung: Positionen, by Matthias Drilling,Olaf Schnur

By Matthias Drilling,Olaf Schnur

Nachhaltigkeit ist für die einen ein inhaltlich und moralisch überladener Sammelbegriff und für die anderen das zukunftsweisende umfassende Handlungsdispositiv. Ein Vierteljahrhundert nach dem Brundtland-Bericht ist die Nachhaltigkeitsforderung zwar in den Städten angekommen, ihre Umsetzung erfolgt allerdings wenig systematisch. Die Bedeutung des Quartiers als Bezugsebene und Kontextbedingung wird bisher kaum berücksichtigt. Dieser Band sammelt Positionen zur nachhaltigen Quartiersentwicklung und verdeutlicht diese an Fallbeispielen. Die Beiträge fragen nach den geeigneten Modi, um komplexe Prozesse nachhaltiger Quartiersentwicklung zu steuern. Schließlich werden jüngste Forschungsergebnisse zu Fragen des tracking und der Bewertung auf Quartiersebene vorgestellt.
Das Buch wendet sich an ForscherInnen, Lehrende und Studierende der Stadtgeographie, Stadtsoziologie, Stadtökologie und verwandter Disziplinen sowie Akteure aus der Praxis der Stadtplanung und Kommunalpolitik.

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Climate Change and the Course of Global History: A Rough by John L. Brooke

By John L. Brooke

weather switch and the process international historical past offers the 1st worldwide examine by way of a historian to totally combine the earth-system method of the hot weather technology with the cloth background of humanity. half I argues that geological, environmental, and climatic background clarify the trend and speed of organic and human evolution. half II explores the environmental situations of the increase of agriculture and the nation within the Early and Mid-Holocene, and provides an research of human well-being from the Paleolithic during the upward push of the nation. half III introduces the matter of financial progress and examines the human situation within the past due Holocene from the Bronze Age in the course of the Black dying. half IV explores the flow to modernity, stressing the rising function of human monetary and effort structures as earth-system brokers within the Anthropocene. Supported via climatic, demographic, and monetary facts, this offers a pathbreaking version for historians of our surroundings, the area, and science.

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Handbook of Social Movements Across Disciplines (Handbooks by Conny Roggeband,Bert Klandermans

By Conny Roggeband,Bert Klandermans

This booklet goals to revisit the interdisciplinary roots of social stream experiences. each one self-discipline increases its personal questions and techniques the topic from a special attitude or viewpoint. The chapters of this instruction manual are written by way of across the world popular students representing a few of the disciplines concerned. They each one assessment the technique their quarter has built and speak about their disciplines’ contributions and insights to the data of social pursuits. moreover, each one bankruptcy addresses the "unanswered questions" and discusses the overlaps with different fields in addition to reviewing the interdisciplinary advances so far.

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