Originally published in 1981, this book is composed of papers that describe and analyse women’s careers in government, business, and the professions. It examines women’s access to and participation in elite careers in the US, and in selected countries of western and eastern Europe – Britain, France, West Germany, Austria, Norway, Finland, Poland, and Yugoslavia – as well as in international organizations. This book was an outgrowth of a conference on ‘Women in decision-making elites in cross-national perspective,’ held at King’s College, Cambridge University, in July 1976. The countries represented were chosen because, although they were at similar stages of economic development, they exhibited differences in political structure, ideology, and tradition.
The Culture of Access in Princely Courts, 1400-1750
Author: Dries Raeymaekers
The Key to Power? studies the notion of ‘access to the ruler’ from a wide variety of perspectives and discusses its significance for the study of power relations in late medieval and early modern courts.
Ruthless image maker Frank Miles is pitted against the psychopath who brutally murdered his business partner, and finds himself pursuing the truth through the seedy underworld of Washington, D.C., all the way up to Capitol Hill.
What Role for International Oil and Gas Companies? : Focus on Nigeria
Author: Brian Shaad
Category: Business & Economics
Development experts agree that ensuring access to sustainable modern energy services is critical to achieving the Millennium Development Goals. This report explores how international oil and gas companies can contribute to tackling energy poverty in the regions where they operate.
While change is a constant in our lives many of us have difficulty making conscious changes for fear of mistakes, wrong decisions, negative consequences or failure. As a result, we can feel stuck or confused when it is time to transition in our work, relationships or habits. This book provides a general theory of change, why and how we get stuck, and what we can do to make a shift. Through an exploration of common obstacles, we learn to tell the truth about what is possible, identify the difference between our power and our powerlessness, and make plans to achieve a positive future. As we begin to understand how power affects our lives and relationships, we develop the knowledge we need to change. Change comes from our awareness of what we want, the choices that are available to us, and clarity about the collective forces opposing us. Our access to power arises from this knowledge, our thoughtful plans put into action, practice of new skills, and the support of our communities. Through a series of alterations in our patterns of thought, embodiment and relationships, we learn to change and thus discover compassion, satisfaction, inner peacefulness, and freedom.
Conant explores how the transformation of oil from a commercial commodity to a strategic raw material have changed the face of world energy politics. In an increasingly interdependent world, Conant questions the right of any nation to withold vital supplies from other countries.
Joan Nelson elucidates the implications of this rapid growth and concomitant poverty for politics. Unlike many scholars who have sought an all-encompassing theory to explain the political behavior of the urban poor, Professor Nelson emphasizes the complex variety in the economic, social, and political circumstances that influence this behavior. Originally published in 1979. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.
"Focusing on the ways written culture interacts with philosophical, social, and political changes, The Power of the Brush examines the social effects of an "epistolary revolution" in sixteenth-century Korea and adds a Korean perspective to the evolving international discourse on the materiality of texts. It demonstrates how innovative uses of letters and the appropriation of letter-writing practices empowered cultural, social, and political minority groups: Confucians who did not have access to the advanced scholarship of China; women using vernacular Korean script, who were excluded from the male-dominated literary culture, which used Chinese script; and provincial literati, who were marginalized from court politics. The physical peculiarities of new letter forms such as spiral letters, the cooptation of letters for purposes other than communication, and the rise of diverse political epistolary genres combined to form a revolution in letter writing that challenged traditional values and institutions. New modes of reading and writing that were developed in letter writing precipitated changes in scholarly methodology, social interactions, and political mobilization. Even today, remnants of these traditional epistolary practices endure in media and political culture, reverberating in new communications technologies"--
Your Source of Inner Guidance and Spiritual Transformation
Author: Elizabeth Clare Prophet
Publisher: Summit University Press
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Ten dynamic steps with simple techniques to help develop a close working relationship with Spirit--and to experience the joy, peace and empowerment that is our spiritual birthright. Learn about the Causal Body and how we store riches in heaven through many lifetimes and can access that account here and now.
Expanding Access to Clean Energy for Green Growth and Development
Publisher: OECD Publishing
This publication provides governments with guidance on the policy options that are available to make the most of private investment opportunities in clean energy infrastructure, drawing on the expertise of climate and investment communities among others.
Publisher: Peter Lang Gmbh, Internationaler Verlag Der Wissenschaften
Access to electricity is a key factor for the future of the African continent. Energy poverty and lack of universal access to electricity services are, in fact, remarkably hurting human progress in Africa. Today, sub-Saharan Africa hosts 14 percent of the world's population but 60 percent of the world's people without access to electricity: of the more than 1 billion people globally who had no access to electricity, around 600 million lived in the region. In these conditions, many African countries are unable to develop a solid economy or provide basic health and education services to their citizens. Starting from the analysis of present and future economic, demographic, social and technological trends, Empowering Africa offers an in-depth assessment of the current status and of the future prospects of access to electricity in the African continent. The volume describes the main developments in the Africa's electricity sector, addressing the issue both from a regional and a thematic point of view, and attempting to define the key trends of a sector that will necessarily contribute to shape the continent's political, social and economic dynamics for the next decades.