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This book explores the role of complexity in the governance of migration and diversity. Current policy processes often fail to adequately capture complexity, favouring 'quick fix' approaches to regulation and integration that result in various forms of alienation: problem alienation, institutional alienation, political alienation and social alienation. Scholten draws on literature from gender and environmental governance to develop 'mainstreaming', an approach that reframes migration as a contingent and emergent process made up of complex actor networks, rather than a one-size-fits-all policy model. By ensuring actors understand and respond to complexity, migration research can contribute to reflexivity in policy processes, help to promote mainstreaming, and prevent alienation. The result will be of interest to students and scholars of migration and governance studies, with a focus on policymaking and integration.
Sitting at the nexus of labor migration and health care work, this book examines the dynamic relationship between nurses' cross-border movement and efforts to regulate their migration. Grounded in multi-sited qualitative research, this volume analyzes the changing social dimensions and transnational scale of global nursing, focusing particularly on the recruitment from the Philippines to Germany. The flow of nursing skills from resource-poor countries to well-off ones is not only producing a global care crisis, but also serves as a prime example of the international race for talent and skill. As it takes a critical eye to the emerging field of migration governance or management as the preferred policy response to competing discourses of global care crises and the global competition for skilled care work, this book highlights not only the shifting web of actors, discourses, and practices in care work migration management, but also, and more importantly, how various forms of care figure in the global migration of nurses.
Futurist and business innovation expert Trond Arne Undheim uses his knowledge to show how to build a successful and multi-faceted innovation portfolio whether you're an individual or as a part of a company. This book is helpfully divided into chapters which then have their own sub-sections in order to cover every aspect of Undheim's perspective. Starting from working with start-ups to developing innovation portfolios, lab scouts and corporate venturing, innovation secrets from MIT, serial entrepreneurs, why startups fail and whether they can be rescued, this is a comprehensive walk-through for anyone interested in business innovation. The list of topics above aren't all that's covered in this book, and Undheim also uses his own experiences as examples to offer a more detailed insight. There's a lot of information to take away and I liked that the set up allowed you to easily flick back to the points that are of interest to you. There's also references and footnotes throughout in order to offer further reading opportunities. I think that this book could be helpful for business owners looking to change or adapt but are unsure of the best way forward. I think Disruption Games could also be interesting for entrepreneurs looking to put their ideas into action. The main argument I personally took away from Disruption Games is that failure is ok as it offers opportunities to learn and do better (as long as you take the lessons and act on them). In order to progress with anything, it's vital to try something new, learn from it and keep going. At the end of each chapter, there's a box of 'Key Takeaways & Reflections' which encourages you to apply the lessons covered to your situation. I personally liked this as it allowed me to check my understanding of each chapter and also get a sense of why each section is included in the book. I was provided with the information, then given an insight into how that information could be applied. I think that this book is especially useful at the moment when the world is changing more drastically than we would have ever imagined in such a short space of time. Undheim's expertise shows that focusing on innovation, development and growth is essential among people and businesses, now probably more than ever. In all, Disruption Games explains in detail a variety of ways that you can make the most out of your ideas in order to build a portfolio that will help you be successful while learning lessons for the future.