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Institutions & learned societies: general

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Im Zeichen der Nationalisierung

Im Zeichen der Nationalisierung

Format: Hardback Release Date: 13/05/2020

Traditionen, Zasuren, Dynamiken

Traditionen, Zasuren, Dynamiken

Author: Marc von der Hoh Format: Hardback Release Date: 13/05/2020

Public Education, Neoliberalism, and Teachers

Public Education, Neoliberalism, and Teachers

Author: Paul Bocking Format: Hardback Release Date: 20/04/2020

From pressure to teach to the test and the use of quantitative metrics to define education quality, to the rise of school choice and the shift of principals from colleagues to managers, teachers in New York, Mexico City, and Toronto have experienced strikingly similar challenges to their professional autonomy. By visiting schools and meeting teachers, government officials, and union leaders, Paul Bocking identifies commonalities that are shaping how teachers' work and public schools function. While arguing that neoliberal education policy is a dominant trend transcending the realities of school districts, states, or national governments, Bocking also demonstrates the importance of local context to explain variations in education governance, especially when understanding the role of resistance led by teachers' unions.

Germanistikstudium an Der Universitaet Vilnius Und Berufsbilder Litauischer Germanist(inn)En

Germanistikstudium an Der Universitaet Vilnius Und Berufsbilder Litauischer Germanist(inn)En

Author: Virginija Masiulionyte, Diana Sileikaite-Kaishauri Format: Hardback Release Date: 25/03/2020

Diese Verbleibstudie befasst sich mit den beruflichen Laufbahnen der Absolvent(inn)en des Bachelor-Studiengangs Deutsche Philologie der Universitat Vilnius (Litauen). Die Umfrage der Jahrgange 2002 bis 2018 wurde im Sommer 2018 durchgefuhrt. Im Mittelpunkt der Untersuchung stehen die folgenden Fragen: Welche Moeglichkeiten eroeffnet dieser Abschluss auf dem Arbeitsmarkt? Wie schatzen die Absolvent(inn)en ihre berufliche Tatigkeit und ihr Studium ein? Welche Empfehlungen hatten sie an die kunftigen Studierenden und an die Entwickler des Studiengangs? Diese Studie wird vor allem fur Auslandsgermanistiken interessant sein, weil sie unter anderem auch die germanistische Studienlandschaft in Litauen und die Entwicklung des Germanistikstudiums an der Universitat Vilnius prasentiert.

International Organizations and Global Civil Society

International Organizations and Global Civil Society

Author: Daniel Laqua Format: Hardback Release Date: 21/03/2019

The Union of International Associations (UIA) was founded in 1910, aiming to coordinate the relations and interests of international organizations across the world. Its long history makes it a prism through which to study the field of international organizations and its dynamics. Bringing together experts from fields including history, political science and international relations, architecture, historical sociology, digital humanities and information studies, International Organizations and Global Civil Society is the first scholarly book to cover both the UIA's early years and its more recent past. Key issues explored include the UIA's importance for the field of scientific internationalism, the relations between the UIA and other international organizations, and the changing position of the UIA when facing geopolitical challenges such as totalitarianism, the World Wars and the Cold War. This important book addresses a number of current scholarly concerns: the concept of global civil society ; the development of international relations as a field of study; the investigation of transnational factors in modern and contemporary history; and the tracing of forerunners to the information society .

The Learning Project

The Learning Project

Author: Lincoln Stoller Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/01/2019

The Learning Project

The Learning Project

Author: Lincoln Stoller Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/01/2019

Evidence in the Age of the New Sciences

Evidence in the Age of the New Sciences

Author: James A.T. Lancaster Format: Hardback Release Date: 07/11/2018

The motto of the Royal Society-Nullius in verba-was intended to highlight the members' rejection of received knowledge and the new place they afforded direct empirical evidence in their quest for genuine, useful knowledge about the world. But while many studies have raised questions about the construction, reception and authentication of knowledge, Evidence in the Age of the New Sciences is the first to examine the problem of evidence at this pivotal moment in European intellectual history. What constituted evidence-and for whom? Where might it be found? How should it be collected and organized? What is the relationship between evidence and proof? These are crucial questions, for what constitutes evidence determines how people interrogate the world and the kind of arguments they make about it. In this important new collection, Lancaster and Raiswell have assembled twelve studies that capture aspects of the debate over evidence in a variety of intellectual contexts. From law and theology to geography, medicine and experimental philosophy, the chapters highlight the great diversity of approaches to evidence-gathering that existed side by side in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. In this way, the volume makes an important addition to the literature on early science and knowledge formation, and will be of particular interest to scholars and advanced students in these fields.

Knowledge, Networks and Policy

Knowledge, Networks and Policy

Author: James (University of Manchester, UK) Hopkins Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 25/07/2018

'The region' has been used to understand and propose solutions to phenomena and problems outside the dominant spatial scale of the twentieth century - the nation state. Its influence can be seen in multiple social science disciplines and in public policy across the globe. But how was this knowledge organised and how were its concepts transmuted into public policy? This book charts the development of the academic field of Regional Studies and the application of its concepts in public policy through its learned society, the Regional Studies Association. In their modern form, learned societies often play a complementary role to universities, offering networks that operate in the spaces between and beyond universities, connecting specialised academics and knowledge and making it possible for them to have impact outside the academy. In contrast to the geographically tangible and popularly understood role of the university, contemporary learned societies are nebulous networks that transcend barriers and whose contribution is difficult to discern. However, the production and dissemination of knowledge would be stunted were it not for the learned society connecting scholars through a network of publications and events. This book traces the intellectual history of regional studies and regional science from the 1960s into the 2000s and the impact of the regional concept in public policy through the changing priorities of government in the UK and Europe. By approaching the history through the Regional Studies Association, it interrogates the role and function of the 'learned society' model of organisation in contemporary academia and importance as a knowledge exchange vehicle for public policy influence.

Candles in the Dark

Candles in the Dark

Author: Mahmood Ali Ayub, Turab Hussain Format: Hardback Release Date: 12/05/2016

This book explains how some entities can survive and flourish in an institutional environment that is both fragile and hostile. Despite daunting odds, some institutions have managed to succeed and effectively deliver core services, earn legitimacy in the eyes of the citizenry, and forge resilience in the face of an otherwise tumultuous and prohibitive operational context. A review of some case studies demonstrates that it is possible for a society such as Pakistan's to have effective organizations even in the face of a dismal overall picture. Nine Pakistani institutions from the public and private sector, which are generally regarded as successful have been selected for the purpose of this research. These are: Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS), Institute of Business Administration (IBA), Motorway Police, Benazir Income Support Program (BISP), National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA), Punjab Education Foundation, Edhi Foundation, Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital, and Rescue 1122.

Knowledge, Networks and Policy

Knowledge, Networks and Policy

Author: James (University of Manchester, UK) Hopkins Format: Hardback Release Date: 29/01/2015

'The region' has been used to understand and propose solutions to phenomena and problems outside the dominant spatial scale of the twentieth century - the nation state. Its influence can be seen in multiple social science disciplines and in public policy across the globe. But how was this knowledge organised and how were its concepts transmuted into public policy? This book charts the development of the academic field of Regional Studies and the application of its concepts in public policy through its learned society, the Regional Studies Association. In their modern form, learned societies often play a complementary role to universities, offering networks that operate in the spaces between and beyond universities, connecting specialised academics and knowledge and making it possible for them to have impact outside the academy. In contrast to the geographically tangible and popularly understood role of the university, contemporary learned societies are nebulous networks that transcend barriers and whose contribution is difficult to discern. However, the production and dissemination of knowledge would be stunted were it not for the learned society connecting scholars through a network of publications and events. This book traces the intellectual history of regional studies and regional science from the 1960s into the 2000s and the impact of the regional concept in public policy through the changing priorities of government in the UK and Europe. By approaching the history through the Regional Studies Association, it interrogates the role and function of the 'learned society' model of organisation in contemporary academia and importance as a knowledge exchange vehicle for public policy influence.