Social Protection And Social Development

Author: Julie L. Drolet
Editor: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9400778783
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The Social Protection Floor Initiative promotes universal access to essential social transfers and services. Presently 80% of the global population does not enjoy a set of social guarantees that allows them to deal with life’s risks such as unemployment, ill health, and natural disasters. This book explores the importance and necessity of social protection, including key concepts, universal principles and human rights, the need for context-specific policies, the role of adaptive climate change, and country examples. Social protection refers to a set of essential transfers, services and facilities that all citizens everywhere should enjoy to ensure the realization of the rights embodied in human rights treaties. The Social Protection Floor aims to facilitate and accelerate the introduction or strengthening of sustainable context-specific social protection systems. Experiences from countries around the world that have implemented components of the Social Protection Floor provide evidence of its feasibility, affordability, and impact. The promise and success of social protection is important for transformative change, social inclusion, and alliance building, and raises critical questions about current neoliberal austerity measures. This book calls for a comprehensive, multi-dimensional, integrated and innovative policy mix that recognizes the interdependency between demographic shifts, employment, labour migration, social protection, economic development, and the environment.

Entrepreneurship Ecosystem In The Middle East And North Africa Mena

Author: Nezameddin Faghih
Editor: Springer
ISBN: 3319759132
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This contributed volume explores and reveals the dynamics, strengths and weaknesses, trends and implications of entrepreneurship in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. Presenting papers by respected experts in the field, it shares essential insights on the status quo of entrepreneurship and the opportunities and threats it faces in the MENA region. Topics range from development of entrepreneurial universities to international entrepreneurship, as well as emergent topics such as green entrepreneurship, sustainable entrepreneurship and youth entrepreneurship.

Perceptions Of Community Crime In Ferguson Mo

Author: Kandace L. Fisher-McLean
Editor: Springer
ISBN: 3319467867
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This Brief is based on a research study of aging adults' perceptions and fear of crime in their community of Ferguson, Missouri. The study, which was conducted by coincidence just prior to the death of Michael Brown, presents unique insights into the community environment prior to those events, which sparked protests and turmoil in Ferguson and beyond. This qualitative study employs sampling and semi-structured interviews to survey older adults aging in place in Ferguson about their perceptions of crime, social disorder, racial integration and community transformation. The author also draws comparisons to other US cities, and recommendations for future research. While the study is only preliminary, it will be of interest to anyone researching the intersection of race, crime, and community, or particularly the protests surrounding the events in Ferguson, Missouri, as a starting point for comparison.

Ethics Dumping

Author: Doris Schroeder
Editor: Springer
ISBN: 3319647318
Size: 11,89 MB
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This open access book provides original, up-to-date case studies of “ethics dumping” that were largely facilitated by loopholes in the ethics governance of low and middle-income countries. It is instructive even to experienced researchers since it provides a voice to vulnerable populations from the fore mentioned countries. Ensuring the ethical conduct of North-South collaborations in research is a process fraught with difficulties. The background conditions under which such collaborations take place include extreme differentials in available income and power, as well as a past history of colonialism, while differences in culture can add a new layer of complications. In this context, up-to-date case studies of unethical conduct are essential for research ethics training.


Author: Philipp Dann
Editor: Mohr Siebeck
ISBN: 9783161507175
Size: 12,49 MB
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English summary: Philipp Dann defines the field of the law of development cooperation, analyzes its origins and specifies its principles as well as its instruments. In the context of the discussion on global governance and international administrative law, he provides a clear outline of a new branch of law. German description: Die Entwicklungszusammenarbeit ist ein wesentliches Instrument zum Abbauglobaler Ungleichheiten, das seit Jahrzehnten von grossen Verwaltungsbehordenbetrieben und von Politik- wie Wirtschaftswissenschaften untersucht wird. Allein die Rechtswissenschaft hat diese Thematik bislang weitgehend vernachlassigt. Um diese Lucke zu schliessen, konturiert Philipp Dann zunachst das Gebiet eines Entwicklungsverwaltungsrechts, analysiert anschliessend seine Genese und formuliert wesentliche Prinzipien. Vor diesem Hintergrund untersucht er sodann vergleichend das einschlagige Recht zentraler Organisationen der Entwicklungszusammenarbeit, namlich der Weltbank, der EU und Deutschlands. Im Kontext der Diskussion um Global Governance und internationales Verwaltungsrecht werden so die Konturen eines neuen Rechtsgebiets erkennbar und eine Vielzahl neuer Forschungsfragen aufgeworfen.

Soziologische Stadtforschung

Author: Jürgen Friedrichs
Editor: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3322836177
Size: 10,54 MB
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Building A Culture Of Health

Author: John A. Quelch
Editor: Springer
ISBN: 3319437232
Size: 16,73 MB
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This ambitious volume sets out to understand how every company impacts public health and introduces a robust model, rooted in organizational and scientific knowledge, for companies committed to making positive contributions to health and wellness. Focusing on four interconnected areas of corporate impact, it not only discusses the business imperative of promoting a healthier society and improved living conditions worldwide, but also provides guidelines for measuring a company’s population health footprint. Examples, statistics and visuals showcase emerging corporate involvement in public health and underscore the business opportunities available to companies that invest in health. The authors offer a detailed roadmap for optimizing health-promoting actions in a rapidly evolving business and social climate across these core areas: Planning and building a culture of health Consumer health: How organizations affect the safety, integrity, and healthfulness of the products and services they offer to their customers and end consumers Employee health: How organizations affect the health of their employees (e.g., provision of employer-sponsored health insurance, workplace practices and wellness programs) Community health: How organizations affect the health of the communities in which they operate and do business Environmental Health: How organizations' environmental policies (or lack thereof) affect individual and population health Implementing and sustaining a culture of health Building a Culture of Health clarifies both a mission and a vision for use by MPH and MBA students in health management, professors in schools of public health and business schools, and business leaders and chief medical officers in health care and non-health care businesses.

Raumpioniere In L Ndlichen Regionen Neue Wege Der Daseinsvorsorge

Author: Kerstin Faber
ISBN: 9783940064585
Size: 20,43 MB
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Die Gr Ten Herausforderungen Unserer Zeit

Author: László Szombatfalvy
ISBN: 9783455502565
Size: 16,18 MB
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Zerschlagt Die Banken

Author: Rudolf Hickel
Editor: Ullstein eBooks
ISBN: 3843702985
Size: 10,96 MB
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Die Großbanken haben aus der Finanzkrise 2008 nichts gelernt. Sie nutzen ihre Macht, um die Politik zu manipulieren und blockieren wichtige Regulierungen. Rudolf Hickel fordert – gerade wegen der besonderen Stellung der Banken im Wirtschaftssystem – eine echte demokratische Kontrolle. Die aggressiven, teils virtuellen, von der realen Wirtschaft entkoppelten Finanzmarktprodukte, die das gesamte Wirtschaftssystem und sogar Staaten bedrohen, müssen eingeschränkt, besser noch verboten werden. Geschäftsbanken und das verhängnisvolle Investmentbanking müssen getrennt werden. Wenn die Banken sich darauf nicht einlassen, müssen sie verstaatlicht werden. Die Entmachtung der Banken ist für Hickel eine notwendige Konsequenz zur Rückgewinnung des Primats der Politik über die Unternehmenswirtschaft.