Reframing Demographic Change in Europe Book

Reframing Demographic Change in Europe


  • Author : Heike Kahlert
  • Publisher : LIT Verlag Münster
  • Release Date : 2010
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 227
  • ISBN 10 : 9783643104113

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Reframing Demographic Change in Europe Excerpt :

Demographic change in Europe has been a topic of great public and political interest since the 1990s. The central aim of this book is to create new questions for research by connecting the topics of demographic change, of the restructuring of the welfare state and of change in gender relations. The articles have a closer look at the interrelation of these social and political changes by highlighting different national situations as well as different theoretical and empirical aspects. They try to reframe the 'problem' of demographic change by analyzing it in the context of gender and welfare state transformations.

Engendering Transformation Book

Engendering Transformation


  • Author : Heike Kahlert
  • Publisher : Verlag Barbara Budrich
  • Release Date : 2011-12-09
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 140
  • ISBN 10 : 9783866496507

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Engendering Transformation Excerpt :

Gender relations in post-socialist countries Even more than 20 years after turning away from socialism, Eastern European and Central Asian states are still characterized by the regime change in the fields of work, politics, and culture. What are the effects and implications that this change has produced for gender relations in post-socialist countries? And what does this mean for the situation of women and men living there today? In this context gender relations are especially interesting since gender equality was perceived as a political goal and, moreover, a given reality in socialism. The articles in this volume show the changes as well as the stability of gender relations and power structures during the transformation process and in post-socialist times. They shed light on topics like labour market policies, fertility, political representation of women or male artists concerned with gender issues covering the geographical space from Hungary and Poland over Bulgaria and Romania to Ukraine and Uzbekistan. Beyond that, some of the descriptions and analyses challenge understood certainties about how to create gender equality and about the women and men living in post-soviet regions today.

Institutionalizing Gender Equality Book

Institutionalizing Gender Equality


  • Author : Yulia Gradskova
  • Publisher : Lexington Books
  • Release Date : 2015-10-08
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 292
  • ISBN 10 : 9781498516747

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Institutionalizing Gender Equality Excerpt :

The book explores the internationalization and institutionalization of gender politics from the late 1960s to the present. It examines the successes, difficulties, and contradictions of this process by taking a global perspective, including case studies on the European Union, Mexico, South Korea, and Egypt, among others.

Gender and Diversity Studies Book

Gender and Diversity Studies


  • Author : Ingrid Jungwirth
  • Publisher : Verlag Barbara Budrich
  • Release Date : 2019-10-07
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN 10 : 9783847409489

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What concepts of ‘gender’ and ‘diversity’ emerge in the different regions and pertinent research and practical fields? On the back drop of current European developments – from the deregulation of economy, a shrinking welfare state to the dissolution and reinforcement of borders – the book examines the development of Gender and Diversity Studies in different European regions as well as beyond and focuses on central fields of theoretical reflection, empirical research and practical implementation policies and politics.

Baltic Socialism Remembered Book

Baltic Socialism Remembered


  • Author : Ene Kõresaar
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2018-10-16
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 164
  • ISBN 10 : 9781351361972

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Baltic Socialism Remembered Excerpt :

What does it mean to tell a life story? How is one’s memory of communism shaped by family, profession, generation and religion? Do post-communist Baltic states embrace similar memories? The Baltic states represent not only a geographical but also a mnemonic region. The mental maps of people who live on this territory are shaped by memories of Soviet socialism. Baltic Socialism Remembered captures the workings of the memory of diverse groups of people who inhabit the region: teachers, officials, young people, women, believers. It comes as no surprise that their memories do not overlap, but often contradict to other groups and to official narratives. Baltic Socialism Remembered is a rare attempt to engage with the mnemonic worlds of social groups and individuals rather than with memory politics and monumental history. The contributors try to chart unpredictable ways in which public and national memory affect individual memory, and vice versa. Understanding complexity and diversity of memory workings in such compact region as the Baltic states will enable a more nuanced policy-making. This book was originally published as a special issue of Journal of Baltic Studies.

Human Rights Book

Human Rights


  • Author : Brigitte Buchhammer
  • Publisher : LIT Verlag Münster
  • Release Date : 2022-11-26
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : 9783643912138

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Human Rights Excerpt :

In this volume thirteen essays highlight the subject of human rights from different points of view. The guiding questions include the following: Can feminists and gender researchers ground their commitment to greater gender justice in human rights? Is there a single concept of human rights? Do human rights include individual rights or group rights? Are the demands of human rights addressed to institutions or to individuals? Is there an intrinsic moment of Eurocentrism within human rights? Are human rights a moral or legal measure, or somewhere in between? Who is recognized as a human being?

Reframing global social policy Book

Reframing global social policy


  • Author : Deeming, Christopher
  • Publisher : Policy Press
  • Release Date : 2018-11-21
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN 10 : 9781447332541

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Christopher Deeming and Paul Smyth together with internationally renowned contributors propose that the merging of the ‘social investment’ and ‘inclusive growth and development’ agendas is forging an unprecedented global social policy framework. The book shows how these key ideas together with the environmental imperative of ‘sustainability’ are shaping a new global development agenda. This framework opens the way to a truly global social policy discipline making it essential reading for those working in social and public policy, politics, economics and development as well geographical and environmental sciences. In the spirit of the UN’s Sustainability Goals, the book will assist all those seeking to forge a new policy consensus for the 21st century based on Social Investment for Inclusive Growth and Sustainable Development. Contributors include Giuliano Bonoli, Marius Busemeyer, Sarah Cook, Guillem López-Casasnovas, Anton Hemerijck, Stephan Klasen, Huck-ju Kwon, Tim Jackson, Jane Jenson, Jon Kvist, James Midgley, and Günther Schmid.

Historicizing Roma in Central Europe Book

Historicizing Roma in Central Europe


  • Author : Victoria Shmidt
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2020-09-14
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 176
  • ISBN 10 : 9781000176889

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Historicizing Roma in Central Europe Excerpt :

In Central Europe, limited success in revisiting the role of science in the segregation of Roma reverberates with the yet-unmet call for contextualizing the impact of ideas on everyday racism. This book attempts to interpret such a gap as a case of epistemic injustice. It underscores the historical role of ideas in race-making and provides analytical lenses for exploring cross-border transfers of whiteness in Central Europe. In the case of Roma, the scientific argument in favor of segregation continues to play an outstanding role due to a long-term focus on the limited educability of Roma. The authors trace the long-term interrelation between racializing Roma and the adaptation by Central European scholars of theories legitimizing segregation against those considered non-white, conceived as unable to become educated or "civilized." Along with legitimizing segregation, sterilization and even extermination, theorizing ineducability has laid the groundwork for negating the capacity of Roma as subjects of knowledge. Such negation has hindered practices of identity and quite literally prevented Roma in Central Europe from becoming who they are. This systematic epistemic injustice still echoes in contemporary attempts to historicize Roma in Central Europe. The authors critically investigate contemporary approaches to historicize Roma as reproducing whiteness and inevitably leading to various forms of epistemic injustice. The methodological approach herein conceptualizes critical whiteness as a practice of epistemic justice targeted at providing a sustainable platform for reflecting upon the impact of the past on the contemporary situation of Roma.

International Handbook of Population Policies Book

International Handbook of Population Policies


  • Author : John F. May
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2022-08-02
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 863
  • ISBN 10 : 9783031020407

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International Handbook of Population Policies Excerpt :

This Handbook offers an array of internationally recognized experts’ essays that provide a current and comprehensive examination of all dimensions of international population policies. The book examines the theoretical foundations, the historical and empirical evidence for policy formation, the policy levers and modelling, as well as the new policy challenges. The section Theoretical Foundations reviews population issues today, population theories, the population policies’ framework as well as the linkages between population, development, health, food systems, and the environment. The next section Empirical Evidence discusses international approaches to design and implement population policies on a regional level. The section Policy Levers and Modelling reviews the tools and the policy levers that are available to design, implement, monitor, and measure the impact of population policies. Finally, the section New Policy Challenges examines the recurrent and emerging issues in population policies. This section also discusses prospects for demographic sustainability as well as future considerations for population policies. As such this Handbook provides an important and structured examination of contemporary population policies, their evolution, and their prospects.

European Union Governance and Policy Making Book

European Union Governance and Policy Making


  • Author : Emmanuel Brunet-Jailly
  • Publisher : University of Toronto Press
  • Release Date : 2018-01-01
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 450
  • ISBN 10 : 9781487593582

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European Union Governance and Policy Making Excerpt :

"Divided into three parts, European Union Governance and Policy Making examines the political system of the EU (history, theories, institutions, etc.), specific policies, and some of the challenges that the EU currently faces. Geared towards students who are learning about the EU in Canadian classrooms, the text integrates Canadian content and examples to demonstrate how Canada compares to the EU. The introduction introduces three core themes for the study of the EU, and each chapter returns to these, creating structure and coherence."--

Race  Popular Culture  and Far right Extremism in the United States Book

Race Popular Culture and Far right Extremism in the United States


  • Author : Priya Dixit
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2022-10-25
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 238
  • ISBN 10 : 9783031108204

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Race Popular Culture and Far right Extremism in the United States Excerpt :

This book analyzes key popular culture artifacts linked with United States’ far-right extremism to illustrate how extremists use various narrative strategies to legitimate their interests and goals and to justify violent actions. Recognizing these narrative strategies and how they are used partly explains the back and forth moves between mainstream politics and the far-right of ideas and issues that used to remain within far-right circles. The main objective of this book is to utilize theoretical approaches that centralize processes of racialization to analyze and explain how far-right extremists utilize recognizable narratives to mainstream and communicate their ideas. The book will illustrate processes by which racialized subjects are produced and violence justified. In order to do so, the book concentrates on popular culture as sources of how the far-right constitutes their identities and goals. It first develops a methodological plan to study popular culture artifacts that is drawn from scholarship on race and discourse analysis in International Relations (IR). It then analyzes far-right use of key popular culture artifacts, such as magazines, memes, and manifestos, to note how extremist identities and interests are produced, publicly communicated, and mainstreamed. This will contribute to Security Studies and IR’s understanding of far-right extremism, especially how they utilize similar narrative strategies as used in mainstream contexts to justify their calls for violence.

Reframing the History of Family and Kinship  From the Alps Towards Europe Book

Reframing the History of Family and Kinship From the Alps Towards Europe


  • Author : Dionigi Albera
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2016-08-30
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 268
  • ISBN 10 : 3034321279

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Reframing the History of Family and Kinship From the Alps Towards Europe Excerpt :

Over the past few years, the cross-disciplinary field of research devoted to family and kinship history in Europe has seen the emergence of an important stream of studies developing wide-ranging comparative perspectives on great spaces and long periods. Their hypotheses and interpretative models differ somewhat with regard of the factors taken into account, and of the underlying logic identified for these processes. The first part of this volume presents a broad discussion of these recent developments. The chapters in the second part have an alpine focus and are dealing more or less directly with the theoretical framework proposed by Dionigi Albera’s book, Au fil des generations. The contributions to the third part of the book are further opening up the field. They leave the alpine terrain and are dedicated to some European contexts, with approaches that are generally influenced by the experience of Albera’s analysis of Alpine Europe.

European Societies  Migration  and the Law Book

European Societies Migration and the Law


  • Author : Moritz Jesse
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2020-11-19
  • Genre: Law
  • Pages : 461
  • ISBN 10 : 9781108487689

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European Societies Migration and the Law Excerpt :

Looks at immigration and asylum legislation and polices in Europe to investigate how immigrants are 'othered' by them.

Relational Architectural Ecologies Book

Relational Architectural Ecologies


  • Author : Peg Rawes
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2013-08-22
  • Genre: Architecture
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9781135037222

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Relational Architectural Ecologies Excerpt :

Examining the complex social and material relationships between architecture and ecology which constitute modern cultures, this collection responds to the need to extend architectural thinking about ecology beyond current design literatures. This book shows how the ‘habitats’, ‘natural milieus’, ‘places’ or ‘shelters’ that construct architectural ecologies are composed of complex and dynamic material, spatial, social, political, economic and ecological concerns. With contributions from a range of leading international experts and academics in architecture, art, anthropology, philosophy, feminist theory, law, medicine and political science, this volume offers professionals and researchers engaged in the social and cultural biodiversity of built environments, new interdisciplinary perspectives on the relational and architectural ecologies which are required for dealing with the complex issues of sustainable human habitation and environmental action. The book provides: 16 essays, including two visual essays, by leading international experts and academics from the UK, US, Australia, New Zealand and Europe; including Rosi Braidotti, Lorraine Code, Verena Andermatt Conley and Elizabeth Grosz A clear structure: divided into 5 parts addressing bio-political ecologies and architectures; uncertain, anxious and damaged ecologies; economics, land and consumption; biological and medical architectural ecologies; relational ecological practices and architectures An exploration of the relations between human and political life An examination of issues such as climate change, social and environmental well-being, land and consumption, economically damaging global approaches to design, community ecologies and future architectural practice.

Reframing the Northern Rio Grande Pueblo Economy Book

Reframing the Northern Rio Grande Pueblo Economy


  • Author : Scott Ortman
  • Publisher : Anthropological Papers
  • Release Date : 2019-05-21
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 215
  • ISBN 10 : 9780816539314

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Reframing the Northern Rio Grande Pueblo Economy Excerpt :

Rio Grande pueblo societies took shape in the aftermath of significant turmoil and migration in the thirteenth century. In the centuries that followed, the size of Pueblo settlements, level of aggregation, degree of productive specialization, extent of interethnic exchange, and overall social harmony increased to unprecedented levels. Economists recognize scale, agglomeration, the division of labor, international trade, and control over violence as important determinants of socioeconomic development in the modern world. But is a development framework appropriate for understanding Rio Grande archaeology? What do we learn about contemporary Pueblo culture and its resiliency when Pueblo history is viewed through this lens? What does the exercise teach us about the determinants of economic growth more generally? The contributors in this volume argue that ideas from economics and complexity science, when suitably adapted, provide a compelling approach to the archaeological record. Contributors consider what we can learn about socioeconomic development through archaeology and explore how Pueblo culture and institutions supported improvements in the material conditions of life over time. They examine demographic patterns; the production and exchange of food, cotton textiles, pottery, and stone tools; and institutional structures reflected in village plans, rock art, and ritual artifacts that promoted peaceful exchange. They also document change through time in various economic measures and consider their implications for theories of socioeconomic development. The archaeological record of the Northern Rio Grande exhibits the hallmarks of economic development, but Pueblo economies were organized in radically different ways than modern industrialized and capitalist economies. This volume explores the patterns and determinants of economic development in pre-Hispanic Rio Grande Pueblo society, building a platform for more broadly informed research on this critical process.