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Advising in austerity: Reflections on challenging times for advice agencies

ISBN: 9781447334156 Year: Pages: 136 Language: English
Publisher: Policy Press
Subject: Political Science --- Social Sciences
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Available Open Access under CC-BY-NC licence. In a world dominated by austerity politics and policies, Advising in austerity provides a lively and thought-provoking account of the conditions, consequences and challenges of advice work in the UK, presenting a rare and rich view of the world of advice giving. Based on original research it examines how advisors negotiate the private troubles of those who come to Citizens Advice Bureaux (CAB) and construct ways forward. Exploring how advisors are trained, the strong contributor team reflect on the challenges facing Citizens Advice Bureaux in the future, where austerity will ensure that the need for advice services increase, while funding for such services declines.

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Citizens Advice --- austerity --- citizens --- debt --- law

Open Access e scienze umane

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ISBN: 9788867055326 Year: Pages: 110 Language: Italian
Publisher: Ledizioni - LediPublishing
Subject: Social Sciences
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«Sono sicuro che, 3000 anni fa, molte persone criticavano il papiro e rimpiangevano l’antico supporto in pietra: sono sereno sull’avvenire del libro e sulla sua digitalizzazione». Così lo scrittore statunitense R. Banks rende misura del cambio progressivo e sofferto degli strumenti di conoscenza: l’affiancamento dei documenti digitali alle pubblicazioni cartacee è stato rapidamente percepito anche dal variegato mondo universitario, lasciando tuttavia non pochi dubbi agli utenti che in esso vi operano.Di che cosa si parla quando si menziona l’Open Access?Come e con che costi possono circolare i testi?Come questi vengono percepiti da chi li gestisce, da chi li distribuisce e da chi li legge?I contributi di questa miscellanea, rivolti soprattutto al pubblico di fruitori delle riviste umanistiche, forniscono alcune risposte a tali domande. Si dispongono in un ampio ventaglio di riflessioni, di diverso tenore e argomento, per discutere di uno strumento di pubblicazione innovativo e sempre più diffuso, ma ancora in via di definizione ed accettazione.

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The concept and measurement of violence against women and men

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ISBN: 9781447332640 Year: Pages: 192 Language: English
Publisher: Policy Press
Subject: Gender Studies
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Available Open Access under CC-BY-NC licence. The extent of violence against women is currently hidden. How should violence be measured? How should research and new ways of thinking about violence improve its measurement? Could improved measurement change policy? The book is a guide to how the measurement of violence can be best achieved. It shows how to make femicide, rape, domestic violence, and FGM visible in official statistics. It offers practical guidance on definitions, indicators and coordination mechanisms. It reflects on theoretical debates on ‘what is gender’, ‘what is violence’, and ‘the concept of coercive control’. and introduces the concept of ‘gender saturated context’. Analysing the socially constructed nature of statistics and the links between knowledge and power, it sets new standards and guidelines to influence the measurement of violence in the coming decades.

Men in Manual Occupations: Changing Lives in Times of Change

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ISBN: 9788202530945 Year: Language: English
Publisher: Cappelen Damm Akademisk/NOASP (Nordic Open Access Scholarly Publication)
Subject: Social Sciences --- Education --- Gender Studies
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A shortage of skilled workers is currently emerging in many countries. Yet public discourse and much research literature convey the impression that manual labor is somehow outmoded, requiring competencies that are no longer necessary in today’s «post-industrial, information-based society». The question of how to achieve the right balance between different types of work in a society is one that transcends national borders.This book challenges received thinking in the areas of work and education. It does so by presenting novel evidence on the lives and thoughts of men skilled in male-dominated, manual occupations in Norway. The heart of the book is comprised of extracts from life-story interviews in which workers, in their own vivid and vigorous language, talk about their experiences with work and education over the course of their lives. Detailed exploration of opportunities and constraints in individuals’ lives form the basis for a critical discussion of often unnoticed, exclusionary consequences of ongoing social change.

Handbook of Ocean Wave Energy

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Book Series: Ocean Engineering & Oceanography ISSN: 2194-6396 ISBN: 9783319398884 (Print) 9783319398891 (Online) Year: Volume: 7 Pages: 287 Language: English
Publisher: Springer
Subject: General and Civil Engineering --- Chemical Technology --- Business and Management --- Materials --- Geology --- Earth Sciences
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This book is open access under a CC BY-NC 2.5 license.This book offers a concise, practice-oriented reference-guide to the field of ocean wave energy. The ten chapters highlight the key rules of thumb, address all the main technical engineering aspects and describe in detail all the key aspects to be considered in the techno-economic assessment of wave energy converters. Written in an easy-to-understand style, the book answers questions relevant to readers of different backgrounds, from developers, private and public investors, to students and researchers. It is thereby a valuable resource for both newcomers and experienced practitioners in the wave energy sector.

South-North Migration of EU Citizens in Times of Crisis

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Book Series: IMISCOE Research Series ISSN: 2364-4087 ISBN: 9783319397610 (Print) 9783319397634 (Online) Year: Pages: 224 Language: English
Publisher: Springer
Subject: Zoology --- Law
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This open access book looks at the migration of Southern European EU citizens (from Portugal, Spain, Italy, Greece) who move to Northern European Member States (Belgium, France, Germany, United Kingdom) in response to the global economic crisis.Its objective is twofold. First, it identifies the scale and nature of this new Southern European emigration and examines these migrants’ socio-economic integration in Northern European destination countries. This is achieved through an analysis of the most recent data on flows and profiles of this new labour force using sending-country and receiving-country databases. Second, it looks at the politics and policies of immigration, both from the perspective of the sending- and receiving-countries. Analysing the policies and debates about these new flows in the home and host countries’ this book shows how contentious the issue of intra-EU mobility has recently become in the context of the crisis when the right for EU citizens to move within the EU had previously not been questioned for decades.Overall, the strength of this edited volume is that it compiles in a systematic way quantitative and qualitative analysis of these renewed Southern European migration flows and draws the lessons from this changing climate on EU migration.

Open Data and the Knowledge Society

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ISBN: 9789462980181 Year:
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press
Subject: Science (General)
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This book considers the role of the open data movement in fostering transformation toward a 'knowledge society'.

Childlessness in Europe: Contexts, Causes, and Consequences

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Book Series: Demographic Research Monographs Copyright ISSN: 1613-5520 ISBN: 9783319446653 (Print) 9783319446677 (Online) Year: Pages: 370 Language: English
Publisher: Springer
Subject: Zoology --- Economics --- Business and Management
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This open access book provides an overview of childlessness throughout Europe. It offers a collection of papers written by leading demographers and sociologists that examine contexts, causes, and consequences of childlessness in countries throughout the region.The book features data from all over Europe. It specifically highlights patterns of childlessness in Germany, France, the United Kingdom, Finland, Sweden, Austria and Switzerland. An additional chapter on childlessness in the United States puts the European experience in perspective. The book offers readers such insights as the determinants of lifelong childlessness, whether governments can and should counteract increasing childlessness, how the phenomenon differs across social strata and the role economic uncertainties play. In addition, the book also examines life course dynamics and biographical patterns, assisted reproduction as well as the consequences of childlessness. Childlessness has been increasing rapidly in most European countries in recent decades. This book offers readers expert analysis into this issue from leading experts in the field of family behavior. From causes to consequences, it explores the many facets of childlessness throughout Europe to present a comprehensive portrait of this important demographic and sociological trend.

Childhood in the Late Ottoman Empire and After

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Book Series: The Ottoman Empire and its Heritage ISSN: 13806076 ISBN: 9789004293120 9789004305809 Year: Volume: 59 Pages: 304 Language: English
Publisher: Brill
Subject: History
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This title, in its entirety, is available online in Open Access. This volume explores the ways childhood was experienced, lived and remembered in the late Ottoman Empire and its successor states in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries when rapid change placed unprecedented demands on the young.

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Performances of Peace: Utrecht 1713

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ISBN: 9789004304772 9789004304789 Year: Pages: 304 Language: English
Publisher: Brill
Subject: History
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Performances of Peace: Utrecht 1713 aims to rethink the significance of the Peace of Utrecht (1713) by exploring the nexus between culture and politics. This book is available in Open Access.

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