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European Parents in the 1990s

Contradictions and Comparisions

Author: Ulla Björnberg

Publisher: Transaction Publishers

ISBN: 9781412823005

Category: Social Science

Page: 325

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European Parents in the 1990s

Contradictions and Comparisons

Author: Ulla Björnberg

Publisher: Routledge


Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 325

View: 9291

Young Adult Women, Work and Family

Living a Contradiction

Author: Maureen Padfield,Ian Procter

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317791657

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 286

View: 4219

First published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Men and Masculinities

Author: Chris Haywood,Mairtin Mac an Ghaill

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 0335225748

Category: Social Science

Page: 206

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Through a broad critical review of masculinity studies, the book provides an original synthesis of main theories, key concepts and empirical research. Designed to provide an up-to-date guide to the field, it combines the traditional sociological enquiry into the family, work and education with contemporary concerns about multiple identities, globalization and late modernity.

Citizenship and Democratic Control in Contemporary Europe

Author: Barbara Einhorn,Mary Kaldor,Zdeněk Kavan

Publisher: Edward Elgar Pub


Category: Business & Economics

Page: 239

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A stimulating work that challenges many of the existing assumptions about the revolutions of 1989, their aftermath and the future of post-Cold War Europe. European Library Its multidisciplinary character, its European focus, the importance of the issues raised by editors and contributors, combined with the quality of most contributions in the volume and the timelines of such an intervention in the current debate make Citizenship and Democratic Control in Contemporary Europe a valuable book for anyone interested in the current and future state of citizenship in Europe. Spyros A. Sofos, Democratization This volume should be required reading for anyone who believes that the events of 1989 mark the triumph of democracy and that liberal democracy represents the end of history. Readers primarily interested in the European Union will find a balanced critique of its democratic limitations. O. Croci, Journal of European Integration European integration, the collapse of state socialism and the relative decline of social democracy have left only two dominant European ideologies: nationalism and the free market. In Citizenship and Democratic Control in Contemporary Europe a distinguished group of scholars argues that a democratically reconstructed Europe requires a new approach centred around a concept of citizenship which is neither individualistic nor ethnically based but is concerned with the empowerment of individuals. The authors propose the development of a well-structured and pluralistic civic society which encourages active citizenship and a definition of democratic citizenship which can be expressed through self-organized social activity. Addressing issues central to the future of European democracy including politics and political processes, economic and social policy, and ideology, language and communication this important book challenges many of the existing assumptions about the revolutions of 1989, their aftermath and the future of post-Cold War Europe. Insightful and policy relevant, this book will be welcomed by sociologists, political scientists and economists interested in the ideologies underpinning European society.

Gender Inequalities in Southern Europe

Women, Work, and Welfare in the 1990s

Author: Maria Jose Gonzalez,María José González López,Teresa Jurado,Manuela Naldini

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780714650289

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 258

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Presenting studies of the situation on gender inequalities and associated pattern of work and welfare in all southern European countries, this work focuses on the interaction of the three major societal institutions - the State, the family and the labour market.

Gendering Citizenship in Western Europe

New Challenges for Citizenship Research in a Cross-national Context

Author: Ruth Lister

Publisher: Policy Press

ISBN: 9781861346933

Category: Political Science

Page: 210

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This is a collectively written, inter-disciplinary, thematic cross-national study which combines conceptual, theoretical, empirical and policy material in an ambitious and innovative way to explore a key concept in contemporary European political, policy and academic debates. The first part of the book clarifies the various ways that the concept of citizenship has developed historically and is understood today in a range of Western European welfare states. It elaborates on the contemporary framing of debates and struggles around citizenship. This provides a framework for three policy studies, looking at: migration and multiculturalism; the care of young children; and home-based childcare and transnational dynamics. The book is unusual in weaving together the topics of migration and childcare and in studying these issues together within a gendered citizenship framework. It also demonstrates the value of a multi-level conceptualisation of citizenship, stretching from the domestic sphere through the national and European levels to the global. The book is aimed at students of social policy, sociology, European studies, women's studies and politics and at researchers/scholars/policy analysts in the areas of citizenship, gender, welfare states and migration.

Gender Politics in the Expanding European Union

Mobilization, Inclusion, Exclusion

Author: Silke Roth

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 9780857450708

Category: Social Science

Page: 284

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In May 2004, after bringing their legislation into accordance with EU regulations, ten more countries joined the European Union. The contributors to this volume assess the impact of this historical development on gender relations in the new and old EU member states. Instead of focusing on either western or eastern Europe, this book investigates the similarities and differences in diverse parts of Europe. Although initially limited, gender equality was part of the original framework of the European Union, an organization often more open than national governments to feminist demands, as this volume illustrates with case studies from eastern and western Europe. The enlargement process thus provides some important policy instruments for increasing equality between men and women.

Air Transport Law and Policy in the 1990s

Controlling the Boom

Author: Pablo Mendes de León,Emilie Aberson

Publisher: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers

ISBN: 0792313283

Category: Law

Page: 160

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"Air Transport Law and Policy in the 1990s" is a collection of articles by distinguished experts in the field of international civil aviation, airport management and aircraft manufacturing. It gives an insight into the most topical developments related to the airline industry, environment and infrastructure, multilateral trends in international air transport and aircraft production, finance and airworthiness. The subjects concerned are dealt with from a policy, legal, economic and technical perspective and have as an objective to indicate trends for the next decade. "Pablo Mendes de Leon" is Director of the International Institute of Air and Space Law at Leiden University and a Board Member of the Netherlands Civil Aviation Foundation (Stichting Burgerluchtvaart). The Foundation has as its objective to promote the study of civil aviation from both a Dutch and an international perspective. "Emilie Aberson" is a member of the Legal Division of the Netherlands Department of Civil Aviation.

The Handbook of European Welfare Systems

Author: Klaus Schubert,Simon Hegelich,Ursula Bazant

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113401550X

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 547

View: 5365

This book provides the first comprehensive information and detailed data on the welfare systems of all twenty-seven EU member states and offers the reader an invaluable introduction and basis for comparative welfare research. The introductory chapter summarizes the actual debate about welfare states and welfare (state) regimes, gives an overview on current welfare (state) research and analyses the main recent developments necessitating a new focus on European Welfare Systems. The twenty-seven chapters on the welfare systems of the member states are written on the basis of a common structure by experts from the individual states. An additional chapter analyses the current social and welfare policies of the EU and focuses on the interplay and limits between European and national social policies. Two concluding chapters provide (a) a first comparative analysis on the basis of all twenty-seven European Welfare Systems and (b) a theoretical reflection both arguing for and venturing the idea of politically limited pluralism in European welfare politics.

Corporate Governance in the European Insurance Industry

Author: O. Ricci

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 113737604X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 154

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Corporate scandals at the beginning of the 2000s and the recent global financial crisis have renewed the attention of academics, regulators and practitioners to agency problems and possible solutions in the financial sector. Since that time, much thought has been given to new regulations and international corporate governance standards, in an attempt to guarantee prudent and sound financial management. While much of this thought has been focussed on the banking sector, Corporate Governance in the European Insurance Industry provides a unique perspective on the subject, focusing on the insurance industry and asking some important theoretical and practical questions. Are insurance companies systemically relevant, and does the existing regulation provide adequate protection for customers and guarantee financial stability? Is regulatory intervention consistent with economic and financial theories? And crucially, is this intervention consistent with empirical evidence of the behaviour and performance of insurance companies? The first part of this book provides the reader with a comprehensive review of current academic studies on the topic; the second part moves on to examine the regulation of corporate governance and its recent evolution after the global financial crisis. Within a context of vivid debate in the financial services industry, the issues explored in this book will be of value to anyone with an interest in insurance corporate governance and regulation. It is also a key source of research for academics in insurance and finance, as well as PhD students and post-graduate students in relevant subjects.

Study speaking : a course in spoken English for academic purposes. [Book]

Author: Kenneth Anderson,Joan Maclean,Tony Lynch

Publisher: Ernst Klett Sprachen

ISBN: 9783125391963


Page: 224

View: 4801

"Study Speaking is for intermediate level and above students who need to speak English in connection with their academic work. It is intended primarily for use on language programmes preparing learners of English for study at university or college. The course is designed to improve students' speaking skills by: activating and extending their linguistic competence, increasing their confidence in using spoken English, developing their ability to analyse and evaluate spoken performance, sharpening their strategic competence in face-to-face interaction."--Publisher.

Nordic Welfare States in the European Context

Author: Johan Fritzell,Bjorn Hvinden,Senior Lecturer in Sociology Bjorn Hvinden,Mikko Kautto,Jon Kvist,Hannu Uusitalo

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134579012

Category: Medical

Page: 328

View: 2508

This important sequel to Nordic Social Policy (Routledge 1999) compares welfare state development over the last twenty years in Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden with that of Germany, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom and other Western European countries. Topics covered include: * income distribution, health inequalities and gender equality * gender policies, health and social care services and policy reaction to family changes * social security and employment policies * financing of welfare states. In the context of globalisation, ageing populations, changing employment patterns and rising inequalities, Nordic Welfare States in the European Context offers an empirical analysis of welfare adaptations and a lively discussion of the historical development of European social policy. It finds a greater ambiguity regarding variation and trends than is commonly suggested. Contrary to expectation, there is little evidence of the Europeanisation of Nordic welfare states, rather the reverse. The comparable and empirical data used in this study make it a unique contribution to understanding current trends in European social policy.

The 1990s

Author: Richard Alan Schwartz

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 143810880X

Category: Electronic books

Page: 513

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Traces the history of the United States during the 1990s through such primary sources as memoirs, letters, contemporary journalism, and official documents.

Environmental Policy in the EU

Actors, Institutions and Processes; 2nd Edition

Author: Andrew Jordan,Camilla Adelle

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1136566511

Category: Political Science

Page: 384

View: 4359

This second and fully revised edition brings together some of the most influential work on the theory and practice of contemporary EU environmental policy. Comprising five comprehensive parts, it includes in-depth case studies of contemporary policy issues such as climate change, genetically modified organisms and trans-Atlantic relations, as well as an assessment of how well the EU is responding to new challenges such as enlargement, environmental policy integration and sustainability. The book's aim is to look forward and ask whether the EU is prepared or even able to respond to the 'new' governance challenges posed by the perceived need to use 'new' policy instruments and processes to 'mainstream' environmental thinking in all EU policy sectors.

Multilingualism in European Bilingual Contexts

Language Use and Attitudes

Author: David Lasagabaster,Angel Huguet

Publisher: Multilingual Matters

ISBN: 1853599298

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 251

View: 6673

Despite the spread of multilingualism, the number of research studies in multilingual contexts is scarce. This book deals with this question by examining would-be teachers' language use and attitudes, as their influence on future generations can be enormous. The use of the same questionnaire and the same methodology allows the reader to compare the results obtained in different European bilingual contexts, where the presence of diverse foreign languages leads to a situation in which several languages are in contact.

Education in the European Union: Pre-2003 Member States

Author: Trevor Corner

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472534603

Category: Education

Page: 336

View: 8166

Exploring the development of educational provision and contemporary issues, this bookcovers the countries that made up the European Union from its foundation to the signing of the Treaty of Nice: Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and The Netherlands. The chapters, written by regional experts, offer a review of contemporary national and regional educational structures and policies, research innovation and trends, as well as covering selected issues and problems including the effects of educational reform and systemic changes within the school and university systems, minority languages, and intercultural changes for indigenous and new immigrant populations.

Avenir Des Conditions de Vie Des Européens Âgés

Author: Joëlle Gaymu

Publisher: INED


Category: Older people

Page: 315

View: 1598

"In FELICIE, the focus is on the health of the elderly, and on the resources at their disposal to cope with the severe impairments liable to affect their quality of life. Not only personal resources - economic well-being and educational attainment - but also the potential support of close kin, i.e. their partner, of course, and their children, if available. This leads to the more specific question of care. One major conclusion of the FELICIE study is that the disabled older adults of the future will fare better, on average, than those of today, both on a personal level, thanks to higher levels of education, and on a social level, thanks to the more frequent presence of their spouse and, at least potentially, their children. The conclusions are based on the experience of nine countries across Europe (north: Finland, Netherlands; west: Belgium, France, Germany, United Kingdom; south: Italy, Portugal; east: Czech Republic). In terms of both demographic and social indicators, the participating countries are fairly representative of their region." -- Publisher.

Conflict, Citizenship and Civil Society

Author: Partick Baert,Sokratis M. Koniordos,Giovanna Procacci,Carlo Ruzza

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135259720

Category: Political Science

Page: 288

View: 2559

This book provides readers – students, researchers, academics, policy-makers, activists and interested non-specialists – with a sophisticated understanding of contemporary discussion, analysis and theorizing of issues pertaining to conflict, citizenship and civil society. It does so through thirteen pieces of most recent in-depth sociological research that delve on: challenges to citizenship, civil society and citizenship in early and late modernity, the reflexive imperative in transformations of civil society, social conflict challenges to social science approaches, methodology and explanatory power, gender, minorities-immigrants-refugees and the extension of citizenship, violence in modernity, the place of civil society for sociology, and postcolonialism, trauma, and civil society.

Child Protection in Europe

von den Nachbarn lernen - Kinderschutz qualifizieren

Author: N.A

Publisher: Waxmann Verlag

ISBN: 3830974035


Page: N.A

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