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With God on their Side

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ISBN: 9780203995341 9780415259606 9780415259613 9780415862929 9781134511679 9781134511662 9781134511624 Year: DOI: 10.4324/9780203995341 Language: English
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Subject: Sports Science --- Religion
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'Sport' and 'religion' are cultural institutions with a global reach. Each is characterised by ritualised performance and by the ecstatic devotion of its followers, whether in the sports arena or the cathedral of worship. This fascinating collection is the first to examine, in detail, the relationship between these two cultural institutions from an international, religiously pluralistic perspective. It illuminates the role of sport and religion in the social formation of collective groups, and explores how sport might operate in the service of a religious community. The book offers a series of cutting-edge contemporary historical case-studies, wide-ranging in their social and religious contexts. It presents important new work on the following fascinating topics: * sport and Catholicism in Northern Ireland * Shinto and sumo in Japan * women, sport and the American Jewish identity * religion, race and rugby in South Africa * sport and Islam in France and North Africa * sport and Christian fundamentalism in the US * Muhammad Ali and the Nation of Islam. With God on their Side is vital reading for all students of the history, sociology and culture of sport. It also presents important new research material that will be of interest to religious studies students, historians and anthropologists.

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muscular --- christianity --- promise --- keepers --- young --- womens --- hebrew --- association --- northern --- ireland

Management of Stochastic Demand in Make-to-Stock Manufacturing

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Book Series: Forschungsergebnisse der Wirtschaftsuniversitaet Wien ISBN: 9783631594094 Year: Pages: 128 DOI: 10.3726/b13905 Language: English
Publisher: Peter Lang International Academic Publishing Group
Subject: Business and Management --- Economics
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Up to now, demand fulfillment in make-to-stock manufacturing is usually handled by advanced planning systems. Orders are fulfilled on the basis of simple rules or deterministic planning approaches not taking into account demand fluctuations. The consideration of different customer classes as it is often done today requires more sophisticated approaches explicitly considering stochastic influences. This book reviews current literature, presents a framework that addresses revenue management and demand fulfillment at once and introduces new stochastic approaches for demand fulfillment in make-to-stock manufacturing based on the ideas of the revenue management literature.

Politics as a Science

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ISBN: 9780367469498 Year: Pages: 158 Language: English
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Subject: Political Science
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"In Politics as a Science, two of the world's leading authorities on comparative politics, Philippe C. Schmitter and Marc Blecher, provide a lively introduction to the concepts and framework to study and analyze politics. Written with dexterity, concision and clarity, this short text makes no claim to being scientific. It contains no disprovable hypotheses, no original collection of evidence, and no search for patterns of association. Instead, Schmitter and Blecher keep the text broadly conceptual and theoretical to convey their vision of the sprawling subject of politics. They map the process in which researchers try to specify the goal of the trip, some of the landmarks likely to be encountered en route, and the boundaries that will circumscribe the effort. Examples, implications and elaborations are included in footnotes throughout the book. Politics as a Science is an ideal introduction for anyone interested in, or studying, comparative politics."

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access --- blecher --- consequences --- design --- discipline --- foundations --- Marc --- matter --- open --- Philippe --- politics --- primer --- promise --- purpose --- references --- research --- Schmitter --- science --- subject

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