Why do citizens vote against their own best interest?Trump Studies addresses this key question; probing the value of thinking, reading, writing, and interpretation during times of economic, social, and political uncertainty. With a compelling voice and academic rigour, the authors explore how and why xenophobia and sexism are the grammar of contemporary popular culture and politics.The Brexit result and the Trump victory cannot be studied in a laboratory; the silent majority will not sit in a petri dish, waiting to be researched. The theories and methodologies developed into this book not only explain these two mega and meta events they create space for ideas that challenge and dissent and make the case for the role and value of universities in a time when evidence, expertise, and facts often dissolve into opinion, emotion, and fake news.Donald Trump does not matter. Trump Studies does matter - and this is a siren call to all intellectuals to intervene and transform the currency of theory in empiricist times. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tara Brabazon. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/132666/bk_acx0_132666_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
What is NLP?Master the NLP for Success! is an audiobook that provides you with the appropriate direction and values and beliefs that drive you to success, whether success is measured in economic prosperity or simply in the feeling of having made a difference.The audiobook is composed of 10 chapters all focused on one thing: Equipping you with the right mindset and behavioral practices that will lead you to easily achieve whatever it is you want your life to be.Chapter 1 - provides an overview of the course and the benefits you will get from it.Chapter 2 - answers the question of how the application of NLP will transform your life.Chapter 3 - provides the techniques that will transform you into a good communicator.Chapter 4 - Provides the techniques that allow you to better understand other people.Chapter 5 - Provides the techniques that allow you to understand and apply the NLP Meta-Model.Chapter 6 -. Provides you with the tools that help you acquire the right mindset to achieve your goals.Chapter 7 - provides you with the ways in which you can achieve success by adopting an NLP lifestyle.Chapter 8 - provides tools that allow you to reformulate your mental processes and behavior.Chapter 9 - provides you with techniques that make you a persuasive communicator.Conclusion - Provides the tools to reformulate your mind for success.Develop your skills with the techniques of this free and transform yourself into a successful person! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Phillip J Mather. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/183069/bk_acx0_183069_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Many nations today face the challenge of integrating immigrant populations into the national body. On one level, the work of integration requires a great deal of creative policy-making and policy adjustment, while at another level it requires citizens to re-think who belongs. In an age of declining population in the developed world, societal fears of foreign infiltration compete with economic demands for open markets and open borders. While politicians and policymakers grapple with these global realities at the meta level, citizens’ groups often act at the community level providing needed on-the-ground support. Meanwhile, immigrants themselves conceive of strategies to manage their livelihoods, often in transnational spaces. This book introduces the frameworks and challenges of migration policy in Japan, Germany, France and Canada. It shares insights into ongoing processes of renegotiating the current structures on multiple levels of the policy-making process. Scholarly works are featured in this volume, as are voices from practitioners.
This work started with an overview of some of the origins of current prevalent views and assumptions about the 'world'. The intention is, however, to propose that although some of these worldviews are widespread and in some senses modern, they are not axiomatic, not universal. Some of these worldviews have formed the meta-theoretical components of what can be termed mainstream Knowledge Management. it is suggested that these meta-theories are characteristic of a period in which they form part of a specific economic environment and wherein certain characteristics of performance and commitment have become necessary. Amongst others, economic goals may have somewhat displaced some of our social or spiritual interests, and are sometimes represented as the objective norm. In this light, we proposed that the main problem with the current state of KM cannot be technically resolved because this problem has its roots in some deep-rooted vales and assumptions about the world, and it is argued that we should articulate some alternative or even utopian understandings of KM.
Malaysia is a multi-ethnical country situated in South East Asia. It constitutes of East (Borneo) and West Malaysia (Peninsular). Development has been rapid in the country for the past decades but mainly focusing in the West. This has created a difference in the socio-economic status in the regions. Many studies have been conducted in the world to determine the causes of childhood blindness. However, there is not any that compared the difference of causes of childhood blindness in affluent and poorer regions. There were no systematic reviews and meta analysis being done on these studies due to the fact that there is vast difference in the geographical areas, time and methodologies in these studies. As childhood blindness is one of the main focuses of Vision 2020: The Right to Sight campaign, this title tried to demonstrate the evidence of the association between causes of childhood blindness and socio-economic status. The study also explored the experiences of students studying in the primary school for the visually disabled. The aim was to use these data to help in recommendations that are objective-oriented and regions-specific.
This study investigates education policy in Malaysia aimed at achieving national integration across ethnic groups. The analyses are framed by theoretical considerations of ethnicity, nation, nation-building and plural society and the role of education policy in relation to them. The historical analyses demonstrated the ongoing effects of colonial residues in contemporary education policy and the ongoing ethnic-based contestation around the policy and accommodative state strategies utilised. The interview analyses demonstrated the contested nature of the concept of integration, tensions in the application of a bumiputera/non-bumiputera binary in policy, Malay concerns over their rights and economic opportunities, and Chinese and Indian concerns for language and cultural maintenance. The analyses demonstrated how in Appadurai s (1996) terms the nation (ethnic cultures and languages) and the state (politics and policy) have remained the project of each other in Malaysian education policy aimed at national integration. The research showed that concern for national integration has retained meta-policy status within Malaysian education.
In recent migration research, a rigid neoclassic econometric mainstream has been established, which is becoming more and more subject to critique. The main idea of this work is the integration and operationalization of different critical migration theories, in order to test their strength of analysis in comparison to mainstream neoclassic economic theories. Rather than applying a combination of rational choice and a framework of push and pull factors, Migration strategies are conceptualized as a series of ad-hoc decisions taken at critical nodal points, which are in turn provided by a dynamically evolving migration system. The meta-analysis of about 30 mid-range studies on migration in Poland and Germany of different subjects and academic fields shows distinct types of migration strategies, their development over time and the obstacles and dangers many migrants encounter.
Revision with unchanged content. The field of conflict resolution is one of the main instruments for the management of social change. There are non-governmental organizations that practice conflict resolution in fractured communities but they do so as third-party interventionists. A model is hereby proposed where the feuding parties themselves become the NGO for sustaining the positive outcome of the third-party intervention. The work toward sustainability is then reframed as an ethic of transfer to the indigenous parties that were hitherto in conflict. This reframing is performed with the praxis of formal grounded theory and modified by meta-ethno gra phy. Lastly, an argument is made for including a development economist in an inter-disciplinary conflict resolution group because a country in transition could use an economic program to ameliorate or intensify a previous conflict. This book will be helpful to all practitioners of conflict management who are particularly interested in the ethic of project transfer. In short, it is not enough to intervene. One must necessarily build into the intervention an ethic of transfer.
Some of the main challenges of the Web are problems related to the user and his interaction with an information-retrieval system. People with different educational, social, cultural and economic backgrounds use the Internet to gather information or to search for knowledge. Information-seeking systems like Web Search Engines should help the users with this task. The information-seeking process is covered in computer science by various fields of research like Usability Engineering, Information Visualization or Information Retrieval. The development of a visualization called 'CircleSegmentView' (CSV) will demonstrate the user centered design process of such an information seeking system. The purpose of this visualization is to serve as a dynamic query interface for a system called VisMeB (Visual Meta-data Browser), which is engineered at the Human-Computer Interaction workgroup at the University of Konstanz (Germany).