This volume provides new insights into the functioning of organizational, managerial and market societies. Multilevel analysis and social network analysis are described and the authors show how they can be combined in developing the theory, methods and empirical applications of the social sciences. This book maps out the development of multilevel reasoning and shows how it can explain behavior, through two different ways of contextualizing it. First, by identifying levels of influence on behavior and different aggregations of actors and behavior, and complex interactions between context and behavior. Second, by identifying different levels as truly different systems of agency: such levels of agency can be examined separately and jointly since the link between them is affiliation of members of one level to collective actors at the superior level. It is by combining these approaches that this work offers new insights. New case studies and datasets that explore new avenues of theorizing and new applications of methodology are presented. This book will be useful as a reference work for all social scientists, economists and historians who use network analyses and multilevel statistical analyses. Philosophers interested in the philosophy of science or epistemology will also find this book valuable. â
Funerals In Africa
Author: Michael Jindra, Joel Noret
Publisher: Berghahn Books
Across Africa, funerals and events remembering the dead have become larger and even more numerous over the years. Whereas in the West death is normally a private and family affair, in Africa funerals are often the central life cycle event, unparalleled in cost and importance, for which families harness vast amounts of resources to host lavish events for multitudes of people with ramifications well beyond the event. Though officials may try to regulate them, the popularity of these events often makes such efforts fruitless, and the elites themselves spend tremendously on funerals. This volume brings together scholars who have conducted research on funerary events across sub-Saharan Africa. The contributions offer an in-depth understanding of the broad changes and underlying causes in African societies over the years, such as changes in religious beliefs, social structure, urbanization, and technological changes and health.
Writing White Papers
Author: Michael A. Stelzner
Publisher: Michael Stelzner
Writing White Papers provides more than 200 pages of how-to details for every step of any white paper project--from performing the needs assessment to attracting prospects with creative marketing tactics. --from publisher description.
This book constitutes the thoroughly refereed post-workshop proceedings of the Third IAPR TC3 Workshop on Pattern Recognition of Social Signals in Human-Computer-Interaction, MPRSS 2014, held in Stockholm, Sweden, in August 2014, as a satellite event of the International Conference on Pattern Recognition, ICPR 2014. The 14 revised papers presented focus on pattern recognition, machine learning and information fusion methods with applications in social signal processing, including multimodal emotion recognition, user identification, and recognition of human activities.
Routledge Handbook of Social and Sustainable Finance brings together an international cast of leading authorities to map out and display the disparate voices, traditions and professional communities engaged in social finance activity. With a clear societal or environmental mission, foundations, individual and group investors, as well as public bodies around the world have become increasingly eager to finance and support innovative forms of doing business. Together, founders and established businesses alike are embracing new sustainable business models with a distinct stakeholder approach to tackle social or environmental problems in what they see as a failed economic system in crisis. As a result, the topic of social and sustainable finance is at the forefront of financial economic thought. This Handbook is divided up into three parts. The first, "The Landscape of Social and Sustainable Finance and Investments", comprises of chapters from a multitude of perspectives in an effort to grasp the entirety of the landscape. The second, "Challenges, Suggestions, Critiques and Debates", focuses on areas ranging from sociological underpinnings to critical takes on markets, and the identification of specialized business models. Amongst ethical considerations, topics include the scaling of impact, an analysis of sustainability as risk prevention and comparative analyses of various methods of justification and measurement. In the third and final section, "Markets and Institutions", contributions range from various perspectives on sustainable banking to environmental marketplaces, and finally on to practical cases and country specific observations. This volume is essential reading for both academics and students in economics and finance. It is also of interest to those who study environmental economics, microeconomics and banking.
When reporter Juliette Blanc discovers missing frames from a silent film believed to have been destroyed in a fire, the film's star AdÃ¡ele Roux reveals the history of the film to Juliette and the scandalous events that led to its production.
Petit lexique du travail social
Author: Corinne Verdu, Isabelle Lorenzi-Sonnet
Publisher: Champ social Editions
PrÃ©sentation du livre : A l'aide de mots, dâexpressions, de sigles et de quelques notions thÃ©oriques, les auteures proposent de donner des clÃ©s de lecture pour identifier, repÃ©rer et utiliser le vocabulaire social de maniÃ¨re adÃ©quate. GrÃ¢ce Ã la simplicitÃ© du vocabulaire choisi et aux exemples qui lâaccompagnent, cet ouvrage est facile dâutilisation et sera une aide prÃ©cieuse pour tous les nouveaux travailleurs sociaux. Atouts : Les clÃ©s de lecture pour identifier, repÃ©rer et utiliser le vocabulaire du secteur social, une aide prÃ©cieuse pour les travailleurs sociaux en formation.
Raising My Rainbow
Author: Lori Duron
Publisher: Broadway Books
Raising My Rainbow is Lori Duronâs frank, heartfelt, and brutally funny account of her and her family's adventures of distress and happiness raising a gender-creative son. Whereas her older son, Chase, is a Lego-loving, sports-playing boy's boy, her younger son, C.J., would much rather twirl around in a pink sparkly tutu, with a Disney Princess in each hand while singing Lady Gaga's "Paparazzi." C.J. is gender variant or gender nonconforming, whichever you prefer. Whatever the term, Lori has a boy who likes girl stuffâreally likes girl stuff. He floats on the gender-variation spectrum from super-macho-masculine on the left all the way to super-girly-feminine on the right. He's not all pink and not all blue. He's a muddled mess or a rainbow creation. Lori and her family choose to see the rainbow. Written in Lori's uniquely witty and warm voice and launched by her incredibly popular blog of the same name, Raising My Rainbow is the unforgettable story of her wonderful family as they navigate the often challenging but never dull privilege of raising a slightly effeminate, possibly gay, totally fabulous son. Now with Extra Libris material, including a readerâs guide and bonus content From the Trade Paperback edition.
The main driver of inequalityâreturns on capital that exceed the rate of economic growthâis again threatening to generate extreme discontent and undermine democratic values. Thomas Pikettyâs findings in this ambitious, original, rigorous work will transform debate and set the agenda for the next generation of thought about wealth and inequality.
Author: Daniel GuÃ©guen
A practical guide that describes the structures, tools and strategies of lobbying at the EU level.Daniel GuÃ©guen brings more than 30 years of experience, in business and as a lecturer and consultant, to this practical guide to lobbying at the EU level, now in its 3rd edition. The book is aimed at those working in business, NGOs and pressure groups, as well as those in the EU institutions who are themselves lobbied. It looks first at European lobbying structures Â¿ the panorama of lobbying in Brussels Â¿ trade associations and NGOs at the EU level, and representation of individual companies Â¿ and how they work togetherIt then considers the technical tools of lobbying Â¿ including business intelligence, networks, communication and using the press.Finally it provides an analysis of European lobbying strategies Â¿ impact assessment, Â¿top downÂ¿ and Â¿bottom upÂ¿ approaches, negative, defensive, reactive and proactive strategies, coalitions, business platforms and future developments. The text is enriched with many examples of both successful and unsuccessful lobbying in Brussels.
Author: Nick Srnicek
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
What unites Google and Facebook, Apple and Microsoft, Siemens and GE, Uber and Airbnb? Across a wide range of sectors, these firms are transforming themselves into platforms: businesses that provide the hardware and software foundation for others to operate on. This transformation signals a major shift in how capitalist firms operate and how they interact with the rest of the economy: the emergence of Ã¯Â¿1â2platform capitalismÃ¯Â¿1â2. This book critically examines these new business forms, tracing their genesis from the long downturn of the 1970s to the boom and bust of the 1990s and the aftershocks of the 2008 crisis. It shows how the fundamental foundations of the economy are rapidly being carved up among a small number of monopolistic platforms, and how the platform introduces new tendencies within capitalism that pose significant challenges to any vision of a post-capitalist future. This book will be essential reading for anyone who wants to understand how the most powerful tech companies of our time are transforming the global economy."
Humanity is confronted with the gravest financial crisis and economic recession since the Great Depression. Political leaders, national ministries of finance, and central banks around the world are trying to prop up their countries' sinking economies and arrest a downward economic spiral by innovative financial rescue and bank bailout plans, as well as economic stimulus and recovery packages. These measures are being taken to reestablish trust in the economy and to trigger an economic revival. Despite these efforts, stagnation seems imminent, as uncertainty leads businesses and consumers to place spending and investing decisions on hold.Social entrepreneurs are essential to the restoration of a sustainable planet and the improvement of lives of billions of people, especially of those living in extreme poverty. Therefore, social entrepreneurs deserve further recognition and support by the international community - by governments, multinational companies, and philanthropic organizations. Creating a New Civilization through Social Entrepreneurship highlights the global movement of social entrepreneurship and some of the leading organizations and individuals that are advancing this citizen sector movement. The volume presents examples of innovative people that are tackling major social problems and triggering systemic change throughout the world today.
Author: Shirley Jackson
Publisher: The Creative Company
A seemingly ordinary village participates in a yearly lottery to determine a sacrificial victim.