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Gesundheitsversorgung am Lebensende

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ISBN: 9783658133467 9783658133474 Year: Pages: 172 DOI: 10.1007/978-3-658-13347-4 Language: German
Publisher: Springer Nature
Subject: Social and Public Welfare
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Damian Hedinger untersucht die Frage der Gesundheitsversorgung am Lebensende, die durch die Demografische Alterung und eine weiterhin steigende Lebenserwartung immer zentraler wird. Er geht sowohl aus wissenschaftlicher als auch aus gesellschaftspolitischer Perspektive vor und nutzt administrative Daten aus der Schweiz, um herauszufinden, warum man eine längere oder kürzere Dauer im Heim oder im Spital verbringt und weshalb man wo stirbt. Dabei zeigt sich, dass neben medizinischen Faktoren auch sozioökonomische, familiale und kulturelle Determinanten einen maßgeblichen Einfluss auf die Gesundheitsversorgung vor dem Tod ausüben.

The Social Life of Economic Inequalities in Contemporary Latin America: Decades of Change

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Book Series: Approaches to Social Inequality and Difference ISBN: 9783319615356 9783319615363 Year: Pages: 289 DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-61536-3 Language: English
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Subject: Economics
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This edited volume examines how economic processes have worked upon social lives and social realities in Latin America during the past decades. Through tracing the effects of the neoliberal epoch into the era of the so-called pink tide, the book seeks to understand to what extent the turn to the left at the start of the millennium managed to challenge historically constituted configurations of inequality. A central argument in the book is that in spite of economic reforms and social advances on a range of arenas, the fundamental tenants of socio-economic inequalities have not been challenged substantially. As several countries are now experiencing a return to right-wing politics, this collection helps us better understand why inequalities are so entrenched in the Latin American continent, but also the complex and creative ways that it is continuously contested. The book directs itself to students, scholars and anyone interested in Latin America, economic anthropology, political anthropology, left-wing politics, poverty and socio-economic inequalities.

Growing Apart: Religious Reflection on the Rise of Economic Inequality

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ISBN: 9783038425779 9783038425786 Year: Pages: 192 DOI: 10.3390/books978-3-03842-578-6 Language: English
Publisher: MDPI - Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute
Subject: Social Sciences --- Religion --- Economics
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Many people are increasingly concerned about economic inequality within their own nations, or between wealthy nations and poor ones. But is today's vast economic inequality best addressed by appeals to ethics, by altering social structures such as taxes and laws, or some combination of the two approaches? This volume brings together leading scholars from across the disciplines who believe today's extreme economic inequality threatens human flourishing and who are determined to address it using their own disciplinary tools. The broadly interdisciplinary volume incorporates contributions from fields as varied as theology, philosophy, economics, education, social work, sociology and law. Our work together illustrates how incorporating a variety of perspectives in a conversation enriches religious and ethical reflection on a significant social ill, and how quantitative and secular fields can help offer practical solutions to contemporary ethical problems.

Achieving Inclusive Growth in the Asia Pacific

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ISBN: 9781760463816 Year: DOI: 10.22459/AIGAP.2020 Language: English
Publisher: ANU Press
Subject: Economics --- Social Sciences
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The world’s developed economies are experiencing a sharp backlash against globalisation, and it appears to be contagious. Will Asia catch it next? Asia has seen spectacular growth in recent decades. It has benefited substantially from global trade, finance, openness and the rules-based international order. But much of the growth Asia has enjoyed has not been shared. It has not been inclusive growth. Inequality in Asia is among the highest in the world. The richest man in Vietnam now earns more in a single day than the poorest person does in a decade. Asia has far to go in making its societies more inclusive to women, ethnic minorities and the LGBT community. How can Asia reduce inequality? What are the forces that determine whether growth in the Asia Pacific is inclusive or not? And what can be done to make Asia’s growth more inclusive in the future? This book brings together the region’s leading thinkers to explore how to change Asia’s trajectory, before it is too late. The Pacific Trade and Development (PAFTAD) conference series has been at the forefront of analysing challenges facing the economies of East Asia and the Pacific since its first meeting in Tokyo in January 1968.

Tax, Social Policy and Gender

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ISBN: 9781760461478 Year: Pages: 384 Language: English
Publisher: ANU Press
Subject: Economics --- Gender Studies --- Social Sciences
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Gender inequality is profoundly unjust and in clear contradiction to the philosophy of the ‘fair go’. In spite of some action by recent governments, Australia has fallen behind in policy and outcomes, even as the G20 group of nations, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development and the International Monetary Fund are paying renewed attention to gender inequality. Tax, Social Policy and Gender presents new research on entrenched gender inequality in a comparative framework of human rights and fiscal sustainability. Ground-breaking empirical studies examine unequal returns to education for women and men, decision-making about child care by fathers and mothers, the history and gendered effects of the income tax and family payments, and women in the top 1 per cent. Contributors demonstrate how Australia’s tax, social security, child care, parental leave, education, work and retirement income policies intersect to compound gender inequality. Tax, Social Policy and Gender calls for a rethinking of equality and efficiency in tax and social policy and provides new policy solutions. It offers a pathway to achieve gender mainstreaming for women’s economic security and the wellbeing of all Australians.

Debt as Power

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ISBN: 9781526101013 978152610013 Year: Pages: 216 Language: English
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Subject: Economics --- Sociology
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"Debt as power is a timely and innovative contribution to our understanding of one of the most prescient issues of our time: the explosion of debt across the global economy and related requirement of political leaders to pursue exponential growth to meet the demands of creditors and investors. The book is distinctive in offering a historically sensitive and comprehensive analysis of debt as an interconnected and global phenomenon. Rather than focusing on the historical emergence of debt as a moral obligation, the authors argue that debt under capitalism can be conceived of as a technology of power, intimately tied up with the requirement for perpetual growth and the differential capitalization that benefits ‘the 1%’. Their account begins with the recognition that the histories of human communities and their natural environment are interconnected in complex spatial and hierarchical relations of power and to understand their development we need to not only examine the particularities of a given case, but more importantly their interconnected, interdependent and international relations. Since debt under capitalism is increasingly ubiquitous at all levels of society and economic growth is now the sole mantra of dominant political parties around the world, the authors argue that tracing the evolution and transformation of debt as a technology of power is crucial for understanding the ‘present as history’ and possible alternatives to our current trajectory."

Geografia per l'inclusione

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Book Series: Tratti geografici. Materiali di ricerca e risorse educative ISBN: 9788891764874 Year: Language: Italian
Publisher: FrancoAngeli
Subject: Geology --- Earth Sciences --- Social Sciences
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"This volume gathers the contributions related to the call for papers presented on the occasion of the 59th National Conference of AIIG (Faculty of Literature and Philosophy, Sapienza University of Rome, 29 September - 3 October 2016). It aims to provide a lively and faceted testimony of the inclusive values that geography is able to offer to all operators of education and territory. The theoretical contributions of the first part highlight the irreplaceable role of geography to educate to the realization of a really inclusive human community and also touch other issues with a strong social impact, such as the right to health. In the second part the inclusive theories are translated into teaching practice, so that teachers can get practical and effective ideas for the realization of similar projects in other schools and universities."

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teaching --- education --- geography --- inclusion --- health --- inequality

Gouverner la vie privée : L’encadrement inégalitaire des séparations conjugales en France et au Québec

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ISBN: 9791036201660 DOI: 10.4000/books.enseditions.13626 Language: French
Publisher: ENS Éditions
Subject: Social Sciences
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L’implication de l’État dans la vie privée pose problème : les individus ont davantage de droits que par le passé, mais certains de leurs comportements, jugés problématiques pour la collectivité, justifient un interventionnisme renouvelé, dans lequel acteurs privés et mécanismes de marché occupent une place croissante. En tension entre libéralisme et normalisation, cette action publique participe aux recompositions des rapports sociaux, entre les classes sociales, entre les genres, ainsi qu’entre la population majoritaire et les personnes racisées. Objet de vifs débats et de réformes récurrentes, la régulation par le droit des séparations conjugales est un observatoire précieux de ces recompositions, ici analysées à partir de trois enquêtes collectives, qualitatives et quantitatives, menées des deux côtés de l’Atlantique. En France comme au Québec, l’accès aux procédures, les interactions avec les professionnel.les et l’encadrement des modes de vie sont les trois dimensions constitutives du gouvernement de la vie privée. Cependant, chacun des contextes n’articule pas de la même manière inégalités de classe et inégalités de genre. En scrutant la production institutionnelle des inégalités privées, cet ouvrage invite à imaginer des voies alternatives, dans la sphère privée comme dans la sphère publique, pour que la politique des droits tienne ses promesses émancipatrices.

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inequality --- public policy --- gender --- family --- law

Rompecabezas urbano : Producción de desigualdades en ciudades de la Norpatagonia

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ISBN: 9789874960283 DOI: 10.4000/books.eunrn.5092 Language: Spanish
Publisher: Editorial UNRN
Subject: Architecture --- Political Science --- Social Sciences
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A partir de un múltiple juego metafórico –las ciudades como rompecabezas, las piezas como indicios, los investigadores como detectives–, este libro propone una original mirada a los centros urbanos de la Norpatagonia. Con la diversidad como punto de partida, el objetivo es construir, desde los fragmentos, una totalidad. Por eso, esta obra cruza temas (salud pública, planificación urbana, gentrificación, percepción de inseguridad), disciplinas (historia, urbanismo, sociología) y ubicaciones (Neuquén, Cipolletti, Villa La Angostura, San Martín de los Andes); también apela al uso de la cartografía, de las estadísticas o de la fotografía, entre otras herramientas y metodologías. Cada pieza de este Rompecabezas urbano, aun sin encajar perfectamente, le ofrece al lector una aproximación a las formas de las ciudades intermedias de la región, con especial atención en la estructura y las funciones de las desigualdades que las atraviesan.

Legitimität

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Book Series: Sozialtheorie ISBN: 9783837631814 9783839431818 Year: DOI: 10.14361/9783839431818 Language: German
Publisher: transcript Verlag Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 103339
Subject: Sociology
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Ob Finanz-, Pflege- oder Bildungskrise - aktuelle Krisen bergen das Potenzial, die Legitimität von Herrschaft zu verändern. Die Stabilität von Legitimationsmustern ist gesellschaftlich, politisch und wissenschaftlich umkämpft und historisch jeweils neu zu reflektieren: Werden Formen der Legitimation etwa von Demokratie, Leistung, sozialen Ungleichheiten und Wahrheits- oder Herrschaftsansprüchen brüchig? Entstehen in Krisendiskursen neue Deutungshorizonte oder gewinnen bislang als selbstverständlich akzeptierte Rechtfertigungsmuster an neuer Überzeugungskraft? Die Beiträge des Bandes untersuchen die Herausbildung und den Verlauf von Bruchlinien der Rechtfertigung in so unterschiedlichen Bereichen wie Politik, Wirtschaft und Arbeit, Bildung, Wissenschaft und Medien.

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