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Institutions & learned societies: general

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Growing Girls

Growing Girls

Author: Susan A. Miller Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/09/2007

In the early years of the twentieth century, Americans began to recognize adolescence as a developmental phase distinct from both childhood and adulthood. This awareness, however, came fraught with anxiety about the debilitating effects of modern life on adolescents of both sexes. For boys, competitive sports as well as primitive outdoor activities offered by fledging organizations such as the Boy Scouts would enable them to combat the effeminacy of an overly civilized society. But for girls, the remedy wasn't quite so clear. Surprisingly, the girl problem - a crisis caused by the transition from a sheltered, family-centered Victorian childhood to modern adolescence where self-control and a strong democratic spirit were required of reliable citizens - was also solved by way of traditionally masculine, adventurous, outdoor activities, as practiced by the Girl Scouts, the Camp Fire Girls, and many other similar organizations. Susan A. Miller explores these girls' organizations that sprang up in the first half of the twentieth century from a socio-historical perspective, showing how the notions of uniform identity, civic duty, primitive domesticity, and fitness shaped the formation of the modern girl.

Taught By America

Taught By America

Author: Sarah Sentilles Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/08/2006

Language and Professional Identity

Language and Professional Identity

Author: K. Richards Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 23/05/2006

This book explores the ways in which professional groups develop specific interactional procedures for conducting and representing their activities, all of which contribute to a distinctive collaborative identity. It highlights the drawbacks as well as the advantages of collaborative talk, pointing to ways of improving professional performance.

ASEAN's Diplomatic and Security Culture

ASEAN's Diplomatic and Security Culture

Author: Jurgen (London School of Economics and Political Science, University of London, UK) Haacke Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/05/2005

Member states of ASEAN - the Association of South-East Asian Nations - have developed a distinctive approach to political and security co-operation. This approach builds on the principles of sovereign equality, non-intervention and non-interference, quiet diplomacy, mutual respect, and the principle of not involving ASEAN in mediating bilateral disputes among the membership. This is a new examination of the origins of ASEAN's diplomatic and security culture. It analyses how over time its key principles are practised and contested as member states respond to regional conflicts as well as challenges posed by the major regional powers, ASEAN's enlargement, and the Asian financial crisis. It also assesses whether ASEAN's diplomatic and security culture is likely to remain salient as the political, economic and security context in which regional leaderships operate undergoes further change.

The Blackwell Companion to Organizations

The Blackwell Companion to Organizations

Author: Joel A. C. Baum Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/05/2005

Drawing on the research of more than 50 influential international scholars, this extensive interdisciplinary survey consolidates and evaluates what is known and not known about organizations, and critically examines how we learn about and study them. * Contributors include 50 influential international scholars. * Contributions represent the most important contemporary perspectives on organizations, including networks, ecology and technology. * Each topic is covered at three levels of organization: intraorganizational, organizational, and interorganizational. * Chapters structured around five common elements for ease of use.

Rethinking Philanthropic Effectiveness

Rethinking Philanthropic Effectiveness

Author: Dirk Eilinghoff Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/08/2004

To date, there is no fully satisfactory frame or methodology for the analysis of philanthropy. While this absence provides foundation leadership with considerable latitude in which to shape organizational structure and strategy, it also poses questions that every foundation must answer, or at least consider. What are the major challenges facing philanthropy today? How do foundations perceived, assess and solve problems? How do they define best practices for management and evaluation? How can foundations increase their efficiency and effectiveness? These are only some of the topics raised in Rethinking Philanthropic Effectiveness. The book represents the work of a four year project in which more than 60 outstanding and seasoned practitioners participated. The papers presented here were fully collaborative works, reflecting the input of a dynamic network of committed professionals. While there are few easy answers presented in these pages, there are countless insights into the thorny questions with which philanthropy must grapple if it is truly to achieve its promise in the decades ahead.

The University of London, 1858-1900 - The Politics of Senate and Convocation

The University of London, 1858-1900 - The Politics of Senate and Convocation

Author: F.M.G. Willson Format: Hardback Release Date: 31/07/2004

In 1858 the University - in reality an examining board - opened its non-medical examinations to candidates irrespective of how they prepared themselves. At the same time, graduates could join the newly established Convocation, for four decades empowered to veto changes in the University's Charter, choose a quarter of the governing body the Senate, and, from 1868, elect the University's MP. This book analyses the delicate and often stressful relations of Senate and Convocation, covering the long struggle over admission of women to degrees; the contribution of the University to secondary education; the establishment of the University's seat in the House of Commons, and the subsequent elections of Members. Later chapters describe the extended campaign to change the institution into an orthodox university, and the political struggles and academic manoeuvring that attended the process. F.M.G. WILLSON has retired from an academic and administrative career in Zimbabwe, North America, London and Australia.

English Government in the Thirteenth Century

English Government in the Thirteenth Century

Author: Adrian Jobson Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/07/2004

The size and jurisdiction of English royal government underwent sustained development in the thirteenth century, an understanding of which is crucial to a balanced view of medieval English society. The papers here follow three central themes: the development of central government, law and justice, and the crown and the localities. Examined within this framework are bureaucracy and enrolment under John and his contemporaries; the Royal Chancery; the adaptation of the Exchequer in response to the rapidly changing demands of the crown; the introduction of a licensing system for mortmain alienations; the administration of local justice; women as sheriffs; and a Nottinghamshire study examining the tensions between the role of the king as manorial lord and as monarch. Contributors: NICK BARRATT, PAUL R. BRAND, DAVID CARPENTER, DAVID CROOK, ANTHONY MUSSON, NICHOLAS C. VINCENT, LOUISE WILKINSON

The Non-profit Sector in a Changing Economy

The Non-profit Sector in a Changing Economy

Author: Oecd Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 23/05/2003

ASEAN's Diplomatic and Security Culture

ASEAN's Diplomatic and Security Culture

Member states of ASEAN - the Association of South-East Asian Nations - have developed a distinctive approach to political and security co-operation, which builds on the principles of sovereign equality, non-intervention and non-interference, quiet diplomacy, mutual respect, and the principle of not involving ASEAN in mediating bilateral disputes among the membership. This book examines the origins of ASEAN's diplomatic and security culture and analyses how over time its key principles have been practised and contested as ASEAN states have responded to regional conflicts as well as challenges posed by the major regional powers, ASEAN's enlargement, and the Asian financial crisis. The book goes on to assess whether ASEAN's diplomatic and security culture is likely to remain salient as the political, economic and security context in which regional leaderships operate is undergoing further change.

Historical Dictionary of International Organizations in Sub-Saharan Africa

Historical Dictionary of International Organizations in Sub-Saharan Africa

Author: Terry M. Mays, Mark DeLancey, Mark W. Delancey Format: Hardback Release Date: 07/05/2002

Over a quarter of the world's states are located in Africa where one can find a surprisingly large number of international organizations. Many of these organizations frequently change their names, membership, levels of activity, and sometimes even purpose. Providing readers with a tool to cut through the confusion, this work traces changes in the development and progression of these organizations. It also provides entries for the new organizations that have been chartered since 1995, including valuable updates to previously existing ones. Contains: o An insightful introduction o Up-to-date chronology o A comprehensive acronym list in English and French o An extensive bibliography o Reviews of events

The Blackwell Companion to Organizations

The Blackwell Companion to Organizations

Author: Joel A. C. Baum Format: Hardback Release Date: 18/01/2002

Drawing on the research of more than 50 influential international scholars, this extensive interdisciplinary survey consolidates and evaluates what is known and not known about organizations, and critically examines how we learn about and study them. * Contributors include 50 influential international scholars. * Contributions represent the most important contemporary perspectives on organizations, including networks, ecology and technology. * Each topic is covered at three levels of organization: intraorganizational, organizational, and interorganizational. * Chapters structured around five common elements for ease of use.