Law

Inside Immigration Law

Migration Management and Policy Application in Germany

Author: Tobias G. Eule

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317116178

Category: Law

Page: 172

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Inside Immigration Law analyses the practice of implementing immigration law, examining the different political and organisational forces that influence the process. Based on unparalleled academic access to the German migration management system, this book provides new insights into the ’black box’ of regulating immigration, revealing how the application of immigration law to individual cases can be chaotic, improvised and sometimes arbitrary, and either informed or distorted by the complex, politically laden and changeable nature of both German and EU immigration laws. Drawing on extensive empirical material, including participant observation, interviews and analyses of public as well as confidential documents in German immigration offices, Inside Immigration Law unveils the complex practices of decision-making and work organisation in a politically contested environment. A comparative, critical evaluation of the work of offices that examines the discretion and client interactions of bureaucrats, the management of legal knowledge and symbolism and the relationships between immigration offices and external political forces, this book will be of interest to sociologists, legal scholars and political scientists working in the areas of migration, integration and the study of work and organisations.
Business & Economics

Handbook on Organisational Entrepreneurship

Author: Daniel Hjorth

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 1781009058

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 496

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ÔDaniel Hjorth is justifiably famous for thinking differently about those things Òwe all knowÓ, and this Handbook adds fuel to that fire. The Handbook reasserts the intellectual and practical primacy of organizational creation as the driving force of entrepreneurship. By getting some of the best minds in entrepreneurship to explore and speculate on the organizational aspects of entrepreneurship, this Handbook reframes and repositions entrepreneurship as the organizing trope for the postindustrial age.Õ Ð Jerome Katz, Saint Louis University, US This Handbook brings together pioneering, original work on organisational entrepreneurship. It provides a broad coverage and rich agenda for future research and teaching on the entrepreneurship-organisation relationship. Organisational entrepreneurship represents an interdisciplinary field of research that relates organisation, entrepreneurship and innovation studies in new ways. This Handbook establishes the scope of this interdisciplinary domain, challenges our perception of relationships between organisation(s) and entrepreneurship, and asks new questions central to our capacity to describe, analyse and understand organisational entrepreneurship. Providing a broad and rich set of examples of interdisciplinary research and bridging the fields of strategic management, organisation studies, entrepreneurship, innovation, art and aesthetics, this important compendium will prove invaluable to graduate students and scholars in these fields.
Social Science

Contemporary Organization Theory

Author: Campbell Jones,Rolland Munro

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

ISBN: 9781405132275

Category: Social Science

Page: 320

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This research monograph reviews the advances in thinking about organization, but also articulates a vision of the possible future of organization theory. Introduces and evaluates the work of eighteen key theorists writing over the last two decades. Comments directly on the approach of those writers who have most stimulated and enlargened the recent study of organization. Articulates a vision of the possible future of organization theory.
Political Science

Migrants Before the Law

Contested Migration Control in Europe

Author: Tobias G. Eule,Lisa Marie Borrelli,Annika Lindberg,Anna Wyss

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319987496

Category: Political Science

Page: 264

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This book traces the practices of migration control and its contestation in the European migration regime in times of intense politicization. The collaboratively written work brings together the perspectives of state agents, NGOs, migrants with precarious legal status, and their support networks, collected through multi-sited fieldwork in eight European states: Austria, Denmark, Germany, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Sweden and Switzerland. The book provides knowledge of how European migration law is implemented, used, and challenged by different actors, and of how it lends and constrains power over migrants’ journeys and prospects. An ethnography of law in action, the book contributes to socio-legal scholarship on migration control at the margins of the state.
Social Science

Un/knowing Bodies

Author: Joanna Latimer,Michael Schillmeier

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 272

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Leading international authors from across the social science disciplines explore the contemporary re-theorizing of bodies as known, knowing and unknowing. Presents cutting-edge research on ageing, disability, and biomedicine, together with original philosophical debates about the body and embodiment Offers exciting and creative approaches to researching disembodiment and to the practice, organization, and conduct of care Original exploration of contemporary theory and social philosophy on the body Includes innovative and creative approaches to care and primary research in medicine, genetics, disability, and ageing studies
Social Science

Space Travel and Culture

From Apollo to Space Tourism

Author: David Bell,Martin Parker

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

ISBN: 9781405193320

Category: Social Science

Page: 232

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Explores the significance of the first Apollo moon landing and how the countless books, films, and products associated with factual space fiction had an affect on popular culture and artistic practice, but not social sciences and humanities Investigates how a topic is hugely important in popular culture, but almost invisible in the academy, and how it makes us want to ask questions about visibility, or perhaps self-censorship Evaluates how little impact the space age actually had on the social sciences and humanities - partly because its combination of military-industrial cold war politics, combined with patriarchy and big science, sits uneasily with contemporary thought in these areas Provides an interdisciplinary collection of essays on various aspects of NASA, the moon landing, and the commercialization of space generally The book travels from hard engineering to space romance, echoing the variety of attempts to blur science and culture
Nature

Nature, Society and Environmental Crisis

Author: Bob Carter

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

ISBN: 9781405193337

Category: Nature

Page: 256

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"Many of the chapters in the present volume were first presented at the 2008 BSA Annual Conference 'Social Worlds, Natural Worlds' held at the University of Warwick."--Acknowledgments.
Social Science

Market Devices

Author: Michel Callon,Yuval Millo,Fabian Muniesa

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 326

View: 6691

Social Science

Embodying Sociology

Retrospect, Progress and Prospects

Author: Chris Shilling

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

ISBN: 9781405167949

Category: Social Science

Page: 208

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A study of ‘the body’ - one of the fastest growing, most influential, and most contested subjects in the social sciences and humanities. Includes cutting edge contributions from Europe, America and Asia Brings together a series of theoretical, methodological and empirical analyses by leading international exponents of body studies Explores the structural, interactional and phenomenological features of human embodiment Connects the concerns of classical sociologists to new advances in social theory, anthropology, feminism and social research Introduces the study of ‘body pedagogics’ Takes the sociological study of the body in an exciting new direction and opens up new horizons for the sociological imagination
Business & Economics

Remembering elites

Author: Michael Savage,Karel Williams

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

ISBN: 9781405185462

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 295

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This collection will be essential reading for all those interested in the intimate relationship between elites and the remaking of present day capitalism. Investigates how in the last thirty years elites have been forgotten in social sciences but remembered as capitalism Brings together an interdisciplinary team of contributors including sociologists, anthropologists, political scientists,and management researchers all arguing for and demonstrating the need to resume elite studies Tackles the paradox of memory and forgetting by explaining how neo-positivism and post-structuralist theory both marginalised elites as intellectual object while financialized capitalism created lucrative new elite positions Evaluates the historical changes since Thatcher and Reagan and explores the changing elite cultures in the civil service Explores the possibilities of a Bourdieusian, comparative analysis of business and finance within British and French business networks Includes essays which balance the concern with financialization on cultural elites and consumption of elites Considers whether there is still an ‘intellectual’ cultural elite and contributes empirical studies of elite consumption in the UK
Business & Economics

Organizational theory and public policy

Author: Richard H. Hall,Robert E. Quinn

Publisher: Sage Publications, Inc

ISBN: N.A

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 304

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Organizations both make and implement policy, and policy is most often directed at organizations. Yet the complex interaction between policy and organization is not often studied. The essays in this volume apply the insights of organization studies to the study of policy. They also deal with political and economic issues that are often passed over by organization studies. The contributors discuss the increasing political influence of large corporations, the limits to rationality in regulation, policy for specific issues such as care for the elderly, and issues of organization theory. Each essay considers the contributions that policy and organization studies can make to these issues.
Science

Social Theory and the Urban Question

Author: Peter Saunders

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135685916

Category: Science

Page: 312

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Social Theory and the Urban Question offers a guide to, and a critical evaluation of key themes in contemporary urban social theory, as well as a re-examination of more traditional approaches in the light of recent developments and criticism. Dr Saunders discusses current theoretical positions in the context of the work of Marx, Weber and Durkheim. He suggests that later writers have often misunderstood or ignored the arguments of these 'founding fathers' of the urban question. Dr Saunders uses his final chapter to apply the lessons learned from a review of their work in order to develop a new framework for urban social and political analysis. This book was first published in 1981.
Business & Economics

Making Projects Critical

Author: Damian Hodgson,Svetlana Cicmil

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137192305

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 376

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Making Projects Critical is an edited collection contributed by a range of international scholars linking the area of project management with critical management perspectives. Challenging recent debates on inherent problems in project management, the text considers project management within a wider organizational and societal context.
Psychology

Arbeiter und Angestellte am Vorabend des Dritten Reiches. Eine sozialpsychologische Untersuchung

The Working Class in Weimar Germany. A Psychological and Sociological Study

Author: Erich Fromm

Publisher: Open Publishing Rights GmbH

ISBN: 3959121350

Category: Psychology

Page: 212

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Erich Fromms sozialpsychologische Untersuchung über "Arbeiter und Angestellte am Vorabend des Dritten Reiches" ist etwas ganz Besonderes: Entstanden 1930 als Untersuchung des Instituts für Sozialforschung, stellt sie die erste empirische Untersuchung über den Unterschied zwischen politischem Bekenntnis und charakterlicher Einstellung dar. Die psychoanalytische Untersuchung richtete sich an sich links bekennende Probanden. Fromm wollte herausfinden, ob deren revolutionäre Meinungsbekundungen auch mit einer entsprechenden unbewussten Einstellung der Persönlichkeit übereinstimmt. Das Ergebnis war ernüchternd: Nur bei 15 Prozent der Untersuchten stimmte die bewusste Meinung mit den unbewussten Einstellungen überein. Bei einem erheblichen Prozentsatz fand Fromm sogar eine autoritäre Grundstrebung. Bereits Mitte der Dreißiger Jahre verstand Fromm den Erfolg der Nationalsozialisten aus der zu geringen Widerstandskraft der deutschen Arbeiterschaft heraus, wie er sie in dieser Untersuchung ermittelt hatte. Noch in einer ganz anderen Hinsicht ist die Arbeiter- und Angestelltenerhebung von unschätzbarem Wert. Die genaue Erfassung der Antworten von Hunderten von Probanden gibt einen Einblick in die deutsche Gesellschaft um 1930, der einmalig ist: Welche Anschauungen die Menschen zu Fragen der Politik, der Kunst, des Geschmacks, der Moral, der Mode, der Genderfrage, der Erziehung usw. hatten, wie sie sich ihre Wohnungen einrichteten und welche Lektüre sie bevorzugten. Aus dem Inhalt - Ziele und Methoden der Untersuchung - Die soziale und politische Situation der Befragten - Auswertungen zum Beispiel zu Fragen wie: - Wer war nach Ihrer Meinung an der Inflation schuld? - Welche Menschen halten Sie für die größten Persönlichkeiten in der Geschichte? - Gefällt Ihnen die heutige Frauenmode? - Halten Sie es für richtig, dass die Frauen einen Beruf ausüben? - Glauben Sie, dass man bei der Erziehung der Kinder ganz ohne Prügel auskommt? - Wie stehen Sie zur Bestrafung der Abtreibung? - Wie würden Sie Ihr Geld anlegen, wenn Sie Vermögen hätten? - Persönlichkeitstypen und politische Haltungen - Autoritäre, radikale und rebellische Haltungen
Sports & Recreation

Pierre Bourdieu and Physical Culture

Author: lisahunter,,Wayne Smith,elke emerald

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134115016

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 214

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The work of French sociologist, anthropologist and philosopher Pierre Bourdieu has been influential across a set of cognate disciplines that can be classified as physical culture studies. Concepts such as field, capital, habitus and symbolic violence have been used as theoretical tools by scholars and students looking to understand the nature and purpose of sport, leisure, physical education and human movement within wider society. Pierre Bourdieu and Physical Culture is the first book to focus on the significance of Bourdieu’s work for, and in, physical culture. Bringing together the work of leading and emerging international researchers, it introduces the core concepts in Bourdieu’s thought and work, and presents a series of fascinating demonstrations of the application of his theory to physical culture studies. A concluding section discusses the inherent difficulties of choosing and using theory to understand the world around us. By providing an in-depth and multi-layered example of how theory can be used across the many and varied components of sport, leisure, physical education and human movement, this book should help all serious students and researchers in physical culture to better understand the importance of social theory in their work.