Handbook of Community Movements and Local Organizations

Author: Ram A. Cnaan,Carl Milofsky

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 0387329331

Category: Social Science

Page: 436

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Although the way associations and the organization of local social life are intertwined is one of the oldest approaches to community study, the way citizens and residents come together informally to act and solve problems has rarely been a primary focus. Associations are central to important and developing areas of social theory and social action. This handbook takes voluntary associations as the starting point for making sense of communities. It offers a new perspective on voluntary organizations and gives an integrated, yet diverse, theoretical understanding of this important aspect of community life.

Handbook of Community Movements and Local Organizations in the 21st Century

Author: Ram A. Cnaan,Carl Milofsky

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319774166

Category: Social Science

Page: 549

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This new handbook builds on The Handbook of Community Movements and Local Organizations published in 2007, and is the only resource defining the field of study related to small nonprofit organizations and to studying communities from the standpoint of associations that make up communities. It explores the history and conceptualizations of community, theoretical concepts in community organizations, social movements ranging from health to crime, and community practice methods. Further it provides authoritative statements of major theory areas, gives examples of different sub areas of the field, provides guidance to people working as practitioners in the field, and nicely coincides with the increasing interest in clinical sociology. This handbook is of great interest to academics, students and practitioners with an interdisciplinary resource to understand and collaborate in work with contemporary communities.

Hybrid Organizations and the Third Sector

Challenges for Practice, Theory and Policy

Author: David Billis

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 0230364403

Category: Political Science

Page: 288

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Welfare has always been provided by 'public', 'voluntary' and 'private' sector organizations. But do these terms have any meaning in a contemporary welfare landscape where organizations can possess significant characteristics of more than one sector? Is this hybridity now eroding the unique qualities of the different sectors? This book explores these questions, and more, through the lens of a new theory of hybrid organizations – tested and developed in the context of a range of case studies. In detail, it: ■ Develops the first theory of hybrid organizations to discuss the future of the third sector ■ Presents an original analysis of the consequences of hybridity ■ Provides readers with useable ideas to address practical issues of accountability and change Hybrid Organizations and the Third Sector offers an agenda-setting analysis for all those interested in the future of the third sector, the rise of hybridity in the public sector and the study of organizations.

Classics of Organization Theory

Author: Jay M. Shafritz,J. Steven Ott,Yong Suk Jang

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1305688058

Category: Political Science

Page: 496

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Compiled by three of the most influential authors in the field, CLASSICS OF ORGANIZATION THEORY, Eighth Edition is a collection of the most enduring works in organization theory. To help students grasp important themes, perspectives, and theories, the authors describe what organization theory is, how it has developed, and how its development has coincided with events and changes in other fields. This highly acclaimed reader is not simply a retelling of the history of organization theory; its evolution is told through the words of the distinguished theorists themselves. The readings in this edition have been thoroughly reviewed and updated. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Handbook of Disability Studies

Author: Gary L. Albrecht,Katherine D. Seelman,Michael Bury

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780761928744

Category: Medical

Page: 864

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This path-breaking Handbook of Disability Studies signals the emergence of a vital new area of scholarship, social policy and activism. Drawing on the insights of disability scholars around the world and the creative advice of an international editorial board, the book engages the reader in the critical issues and debates framing disability studies and places them in an historical and cultural context. Five years in the making, this one volume summarizes the ongoing discourse ranging across continents and traditional academic disciplines. The Handbook answers the need expressed by the disability community for a thought provoking, interdisciplinary, international examination of the vibrant field of disability

Wandel der Governance der Erwerbsarbeit

Author: Irene Dingeldey,André Holtrup,Günter Warsewa

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3658012382

Category: Social Science

Page: 356

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Unter dem Leitbegriff „Governance von Arbeit“ analysieren die AutorInnen Veränderungen und Kontinuitäten in Bezug auf die Gestaltung von Arbeitsbedingungen und Karriereentwicklung, Entlohnung und Interessenvertretung, wie auch Institutionen der Reproduktion (Berufsbildung, Familie) in Deutschland. Übergreifende These ist, dass sich alte und neue Institutionen im Sinne veränderter Komplementaritäten verbinden und sowohl individuelle als auch kollektive Akteure veranlassen, z.T. neue, eigene Bewältigungs- und Entlastungsstrategien zu entwickeln. Die sozialen Folgen dieser Entwicklung werden als „bipolare Heterogenisierung“ skizziert, d.h. dass jenseits des traditionellen Kerns, der nach wie vor durch Normalarbeitsverhältnis, Normalbiographie und Normalfamilie geprägt ist, eine zunehmende Polarisierung der Arbeits- und Lebensbedingungen in Richtung Privilegierung und Prekarisierung zu erkennen ist.

Social service organizations and agencies directory

a reference guide to national and regional social service organizations, including advocacy groups, voluntary associations, professional societies, federal and state agencies, clearinghouses, and information centers

Author: Anthony Thomas Kruzas

Publisher: Gale / Cengage Learning

ISBN: N.A

Category: Political Science

Page: 525

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Approximately 6700 entries covering a broad spectrum of social concerns, e.g., death and dying, child abuse and neglect, and civil rights. Entries are grouped according to sponsorship. Each entry gives address, telephone number, person in charge, and descriptive information about the organization. Name and keyword index

Sources of information in the social sciences

a guide to the literature. - 3rd ed

Author: William H. Webb,Alan R. Beals

Publisher: Chicago : American Library Association

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 777

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Brief descriptions of specific fields in history, economics, and other areas of social science introduce annotated bibliographies of source material

Das Recht der Völker

Enthält: "Nochmals: Die Idee der öffentlichen Vernunft"

Author: John Rawls

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3110898535

Category: Philosophy

Page: 294

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Welche Bedingungen lassen Völker gerecht und friedlich zusammenleben? Unter welchen Umständen sind Kriege gerechtfertigt? Welche Leitlinien müssen gegeben sein für Organisationen, die eine gerechte Gesellschaft von Völkern mit gleichen Rechten herzustellen vermögen? In acht Grundsätzen für eine gerechte internationale Ordnung entwickelt der amerikanische Philosoph John Rawls einen hypothetischen "Vertrag der Gesellschaft der Völker". Das jüngste Buch von John Rawls ist nach A Theory of Justice 1971, dt. 1975) und Political Liberalism (1993, dt. 1998) ein weiteres wichtiges Werk des bedeutenden amerikanischen Philosophen. Die Originalausgabe (The Law of Peoples, 1999) hat zu heftigen Kontroversen geführt.

Geschichte der Universität in Europa

Author: Walter Rüegg,Asa Briggs

Publisher: C.H.Beck

ISBN: 9783406369537

Category: Education, Higher

Page: 542

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Dieses auf vier Bände angelegte Werk ist eine Geschichte der "Institution Universität" in Europa von ihrer Entstehung im Mittelalter bis in die heutige Zeit und zugleich eine vergleichende Geschichte der europäischen Universitäten sowie der außereuropäischen Universitäten, die nach europäischem Muster gegründet worden sind. Es wird auf Initiative der europäischen Rektorenkonferenz (CRE), der über 500 wissenschaftliche Hochschulen in 27 europäischen Staaten angehören, von einem internationalen Komitee namhafter Wissenschaftler unter dem Vorsitz von Walter Rüegg (Schweiz) herausgegeben. Absicht dieses Gemeinschaftswerkes ist es, die gesellschaftlichen Rahmenbedingungen und Aufgaben, die Merkmale geistiger und institutioneller Identität, die Strukturen, Gestaltungen und Hauptprobleme der europäischen Universitäten in ihren geschichtlichen Grundlagen und Veränderungen, aber auch in ihren regionalen Unterschieden, auf dem heutigen Forschungsstand vergleichend und zusammenfassend darzustellen.

Radikale Milieus

Das soziale Umfeld terroristischer Gruppen

Author: Stefan Malthaner,Peter Waldmann

Publisher: Campus Verlag

ISBN: 3593395991

Category: Political Science

Page: 390

View: 8586

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Terrorismus ist eine Gewaltstrategie von Gruppen, die versuchen, mit Anschlägen aus dem Untergrund Angst zu verbreiten und Aufmerksamkeit zu erregen. Diese Gruppen sind jedoch nicht sozial isoliert, sondern stehen in einem sozialen Umfeld, dem »radikalen Milieu«, das mit ihnen sympathisiert und auf dessen Unterstützung sie angewiesen sind. Wie dieses Umfeld und seine Beziehung zu terroristischen Gruppen beschaffen ist und welche Wechselwirkungen bestehen, ist bislang wenig bekannt. Der Band bietet erstmals empirische Fallstudien zu historischen und aktuellen radikalen Milieus, die vom anarchistischen Terrorismus des 19. Jahrhunderts über ethnisch-radikale und sozialrevolutionäre Bewegungen bis hin zum aktuellen Rechtsterrorismus und zum islamistischen Terrorismus in Europa sowie dem Nahen und Mittleren Osten reichen.

Gender and Women's Leadership

A Reference Handbook

Author: Karen O'Connor

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1412960835

Category: Leadership in women

Page: 1059

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This work within The SAGE Reference Series on Leadership provides undergraduate students with an authoritative reference resource on leadership issues specific to women and gender. Although covering historical and contemporary barriers to women's leadership and issues of gender bias and discrimination, this two-volume set focuses as well on positive aspects and opportunities for leadership in various domains and is centered on the 101 most important topics, issues, questions, and debates specific to women and gender. Entries provide students with more detailed information and depth of discussion than typically found in an encyclopedia entry, but lack the jargon, detail, and density of a journal article. Key Features Includes contributions from a variety of renowned experts Focuses on women and public leadership in the American context, women's global leadership, women as leaders in the business sector, the nonprofit and social service sector, religion, academia, public policy advocacy, the media, sports, and the arts Addresses both the history of leadership within the realm of women and gender, with examples from the lives of pivotal figures, and the institutional settings and processes that lead to both opportunities and constraints unique to that realm Offers an approachable, clear writing style directed at student researchers Features more depth than encyclopedia entries, with most chapters ranging between 6,000 and 8,000 words, while avoiding the jargon and density often found in journal articles or research handbooks Provides a list of further readings and references after each entry, as well as a detailed index and an online version of the work to maximize accessibility for today's student audience