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Chapter 19 Engagement without Recognition (Book chapter)

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ISBN: 9780815354871 9781351131759 Year: Pages: 16 Language: English
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Subject: Political Science
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state; recognition

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Chapter 6 Coordinating international interventions in complex settings (Book chapter)

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ISBN: 9780367236885 Year: Pages: 17 Language: English
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Subject: Political Science
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This paper assesses coordination as a salient capability of international&#xD;interventions in complex settings characterised by weak&#xD;states, the dominance of political elites whose interest in reforms&#xD;is questionable and multiple local and international stakeholders.&#xD;It focuses on the challenge of integrating a range of national and&#xD;international actors and multiple policy domains, assessing this&#xD;operational capability in terms of a Whole-of-Society approach.&#xD;Using the example of the EU’s intervention in Kosovo through&#xD;the mechanisms of the EULEX mission, and the EU-facilitated&#xD;Dialogue between Serbia and Kosovo, the paper argues that the&#xD;EU’s impact in Kosovo was weakened by its limited ability to&#xD;include and engage a broad range of local stakeholders. While a&#xD;Whole-of-Society approach could address this weakness, the paper&#xD;also argues that a better understanding of the context-specific&#xD;opportunities and limitations placed on international organisations&#xD;like the EU is needed.

Chapter 4 Business interests and the development of the public-private welfare mix in Switzerland, 1880-1990 (Book chapter)

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ISBN: 9780815377917 9781351002394 Year: Pages: 27 Language: English
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Subject: Political Science
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This edited volume provides a synthesis on the question of business attitudes towards and its influence over the development of the modern welfare state. It gathers leading scholars in the field to offer both in-depth historical country case studies and comparative chapters that discuss contemporary developments. Composed of six archive-based historical narratives of business’ role in the development of social insurance programs in Germany, Finland, the Netherlands, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and the United States, and six comparative case studies, this volume also extends the study of business to policy fields that have hitherto received little attention in the literature, such as active labor market policies, educational policies, employment protection legislation, healthcare, private pension programs and work‐family policies. It illuminates why business groups have responded so very differently to demands for increased social protection against different labor market risks in different countries and over time. This text will be of key interest to students and scholars of comparative welfare, political science, sociology, social policy studies, comparative political economy and welfare history.&#xD;

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Business --- Development --- Interests --- Modern --- State --- Welfare

The Prison of Democracy

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ISBN: 9780520969490 9780520296961 Year: Pages: 209 DOI: 10.1525/luminos.66 Language: English
Publisher: University of California Press
Subject: Political Science --- Social Sciences --- History
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The Prison of Democracy uses a prison designed as a replica of the U.S. capitol building as a prism for understanding the relationship between prisons and democracy. As a historical and archival study of the federal prison system, this book examines the history of the racial carceral state and suggests that mass incarceration is more than a moment in time—it is a theory of the state that assigns civil death to the body. In a state that has always been carceral, the logic of mass incarceration has emerged over time as part of the foundation of “democratic” governance. Because of the idea that the carceral state was weak in the years before the development of the Bureau of Prisons in 1929, this book examines the early history of the federal prison system. It begins in the gothic institutions of the states, where federal prisoners were housed for nearly a century and where civil death was signified in the text of the building. It also locates the idea of Leavenworth at the intersections of Indian Territory and Bleeding Kansas, two regional formations rooted in settler colonialism and slavery that were part of the federal carceral apparatus that preceded Leavenworth. The book also finds the idea of Leavenworth in the racialization of the penitentiary in the border states, and in the mass incarceration of political prisoners in the twentieth century. The book explores Leavenworth’s institutional life in order to imagine new terrains of justice in the prison’s afterlife.&#xD;

Sustainability, Human Well-Being, and the Future of Education

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ISBN: 9783319785806 Year: Pages: 425 DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-78580-6 Language: English
Publisher: Springer
Subject: Education
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This open access book explores the key dimensions of a future education system designed to enable individuals, schools, and communities to achieve the twin twenty-first century challenges of sustainability and human well-being. For much of the twentieth century, Western education systems prepared students to enter the workforce, contribute to society and succeed in relatively predictable contexts. Today, people are at the controls of the planet—making decisions that are dramatically reshaping social, economic, and environmental systems at a global scale. What is education’s purpose in this new reality? What and how must we learn now? The volatility and uncertainty caused by digitalization, globalization, and climate change weave a common backdrop through each chapter. Using case studies drawn from Finland and the US, chapter authors explore various aspects of learning and education system design through the lenses of sustainability and human well-being to evaluate how our understanding and practice of education must transform. Using their scholarly research and experience as practitioners, the authors propose new approaches to preparing learners for a new frontier of the human experience fraught with risks but full of opportunity.

Delivering on the Promise of Democracy. Visual Case Studies in Educational Equity and Transformation

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Book Series: Open Reports Series ISSN: 2399-6668/2399-6676 ISBN: 9781783745951/9781783745975 Year: Pages: 90 DOI: 10.11647/OBP.0157 Language: English
Publisher: Open Book Publishers
Subject: Education
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"Many educators can recite the faults of their schools or universities, but far fewer can recognize and develop existing strengths to benefit a wider audience. Sukhwant Jhaj has crafted a refreshing new look at how imaginative leadership and a shift in perspective can propel institutions to reach at-risk or underrepresented members of their communities. Delivering on the Promise of Democracy pulls back the curtain on seven high-performing universities to reveal which daily decisions, including listening to the community, embracing conflict, and implementing effective strategies through routine, guide administrators in achieving exceptional results. Through in-depth interviews that offer a close look at these seven universities, Jhaj traces a new trajectory for higher education: a call to question a university's effectiveness through its accessibility to the community it serves.Jhaj's book will inspire anybody interested in widening access to education with its call to renew their institution's mission through powerful and effective leadership. "

Cerium Oxide - Applications and Attributes

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ISBN: 9781789850239 9781789850246 Year: Pages: 122 DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.75239 Language: English
Publisher: IntechOpen
Subject: Chemistry (General)
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This book focuses on the chemical structure and applications of CeO2. It covers the recent developments in a wide range of CeO2 applications, particularly catalysis corrosion protection, fuel cells, sensors, and UV-blocking. It also provides a concise but thorough coverage of the chemical structure and applications of CeO2. Thus, this book provides an overview of chemical structure, applications, and recent attributes of CeO2 for a broad audience, including beginners, graduate students, and specialists in both academic and industrial sectors.

Chapter 7 Unintended Consequences of State-building Projects in Contested States (Book chapter)

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ISBN: 9780367346492 Year: Pages: 17 Language: English
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Subject: Political Science
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The existing literature on state-building has focused mainly on&#xD;post-conflict cases and ‘conventional’ examples of statehood,&#xD;without taking into consideration the particularities of states that&#xD;remain internally and/or externally contested. The EU’s engagement&#xD;in Palestinian state-building through the deployment of&#xD;EUPOL COPPS and EUBAM Rafah has generated various types of&#xD;unintended consequences: anticipated and unanticipated, positive&#xD;and negative, desirable and undesirable, some of which fulfill and&#xD;some of which frustrate the initial intention. These have important&#xD;reverberations for the EU’s conflict resolution strategies in Israel&#xD;and Palestine, the most important being the strengthening of&#xD;power imbalances and the enforcement of the status quo.

Renewables for Energy Access and Sustainable Development in East Africa

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Book Series: SpringerBriefs in Energy ISBN: 9783030117351 Year: Pages: 149 DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-11735-1 Language: English
Publisher: Springer
Subject: Agriculture (General) --- Economics
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This short open access book investigates the role of renewable energy in East Africa to provide policy-relevant inputs for the achievement of a cost-effective electrification process in the region. For each country, the authors review the current situation in the domestic power sector, adopt a GIS-based approach to plot renewable energy resources potential, and review currently planned projects and projects under development, as well as the key domestic renewables regulations. Based on such information, least-cost 100% electrification scenarios by 2030 are then modelled and comparative results over the required capacity additions and investment are reported and discussed. The authors also inquire into some of the key technological, economic, policy, cooperation, and financing challenges to the development of a portfolio of renewables to promote energy access in a sustainable way, including a discussion of the challenges and opportunities that might stem from the interaction between local RE potential and natural gas resources currently under development in the region. To conclude, policy recommendations based on the book’s results and targeted at international cooperation and development institutions, local policymakers, and private stakeholders in the region are elaborated.

The Technological and Economic Future of Nuclear Power

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Book Series: Energiepolitik und Klimaschutz. Energy Policy and Climate Protection ISBN: 9783658259877 Year: Pages: 385 DOI: 10.1007/978-3-658-25987-7 Language: English
Publisher: Springer
Subject: Agriculture (General) --- Environmental Sciences --- Political Science
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This open access book discusses the eroding economics of nuclear power for electricity generation as well as technical, legal, and political acceptance issues. The use of nuclear power for electricity generation is still a heavily disputed issue. Aside from technical risks, safety issues, and the unsolved problem of nuclear waste disposal, the economic performance is currently a major barrier. In recent years, the costs have skyrocketed especially in the European countries and North America. At the same time, the costs of alternatives such as photovoltaics and wind power have significantly decreased.

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