Author: Tsutomu Nihei
Author: Tsutomu Nihei
The Russian Response to Unpaid Wages
Author: Debra Lynn Javeline
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
Category: Political Science
View: 768The wage arrears crisis has been one of the biggest problems facing contemporary Russia. At its peak, it has involved some $10 billion worth of unpaid wages and has affected approximately 70 percent of the workforce. Yet public protest in the country has been rather limited. The relative passivity of most Russians in the face of such desperate circumstances is a puzzle for students of both collective action and Russian politics. In Protest and the Politics of Blame, Debra Javeline shows that to understand the Russian public's reaction to wage delays, one must examine the ease or difficulty of attributing blame for the crisis. Previous studies have tried to explain the Russian response to economic hardship by focusing on the economic, organizational, psychological, cultural, and other obstacles that prevent Russians from acting collectively. Challenging the conventional wisdom by testing these alternative explanations with data from an original nationwide survey, Javeline finds that many of the alternative explanations come up short. Instead, she focuses on the need to specify blame among the dizzying number of culprits and potential problem solvers in the crisis, including Russia's central authorities, local authorities, and enterprise managers. Javeline shows that understanding causal relationships drives human behavior and that specificity in blame attribution for a problem influences whether people address that problem through protest. Debra Javeline is Assistant Professor of Political Science, Rice University.
In Pursuit of Justice in South Africa
Author: George Bizos
Publisher: New Africa Books
View: 8446In this book, George Bizos, himself centrally involved in many of the inquests following these high-profile deaths in detention, examines the steady erosion of the system of justice and its ultimate failure.'
Freeing Yourself from the Most Toxic Form of Emotional Bullsh*t
Author: Carl Alasko Ph. D.
View: 515The inspiring new book from the author of Emotional Bullshit reveals why no one is to blame-but everyone's accountable. For many, a rare day goes by in which the need to blame does not arise-be it to cover one's own errors or just to assign an unfortunate event some kind of name (i.e., "If only X hadn't said X, we wouldn't be in this mess.") And even for those who are somewhat better at keeping the impulse in check-it is still there. According to psychologist Carl Alasko, blame is such an intrinsic part of how we humans communicate that we rarely take a look at what we're actually doing-and how it can affect our relationships. In this book, Alasko reveals that the need to assign blame when something bad happens stems from a very deep desire we all share to "see justice done". Understandable when a grave crime has been committed, but it can become a dangerous habit if we begin to operate as though placing blame were somehow necessary if we want to change something or someone in our world. Yet this feeling that "someone has to pay" is seldom productive in initiating positive change. In Beyond Blame, Alasko teaches readers to recognize destruction that blame causes in their lives-oftentimes without their even being aware-and to put an end to it once and for all. The path to eliminating blame is not a quick or easy one but, as Carl Alasko demonstrates, it is a road that must be traveled if we hope to achieve true peace in our lives.
Author: Professor Mary Douglas,Mary Douglas
Category: Social Science
View: 6925First published in 1992, this volume follows on from the programme for studying risk and blame that was implied in Purity and Danger. The first half of the book Douglas argues that the study of risk needs a systematic framework of political and cultural comparison. In the latter half she examines questions in cultural theory. Through the eleven essays contained in Risk and Blame, Douglas argues that the prominence of risk discourse will force upon the social sciences a programme of rethinking and consolidation that will include anthropological approaches.
Its Nature and Norms
Author: D. Justin Coates,Neal A. Tognazzini
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
View: 1685What is it to blame someone, and when are would-be blamers in a position to do so? What function does blame serve in our lives, and is it a valuable way of relating to one another? The essays in this volume explore answers to these and related questions.
Edited by Akio Oizumi. Vol. 16: A Lexicon of Troilus and Criseyde, vol. I: A - G With the assistance of Kunihiro Miki.
Author: Geoffrey Chaucer
Publisher: Georg Olms Verlag
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
View: 6868Band 16.1 der zehnbändige KWIC-Konkordanz zum Gesamtwerk Geoffrey Chaucers. Diese ermöglicht der Forschung erstmals, vollständige und systematische Untersuchungen an Chaucers Sprache und Texten durchzuführen. Mediävisten und Historiker der englischen Sprache erhalten damit ein Standardwerk wissenschaftlicher Arbeit. Die Konkordanz zu Chaucer basiert auf der Ausgabe „The Riverside Chaucer“, hrsg. von Larry Dean Benson (Boston, 1987 und Oxford, 1988), der heute international verbindlichen Ausgabe. Diese computer-gestützte Chaucer-Konkordanz ersetzt das von Hand erstellte Werk von Tatlock und Kennedy (1927), dem die heute veraltete „Globe-Edition“ zugrunde liegt.
Author: Cloud Kurtin
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
View: 1824Imagine not trusting anyone around you! Imagine being so aloof that people did not even bother trying to get to know you! That is what Nick Walters did. He was tough, mean and sarcastic. He had people right where he wanted them-away from him. But Nick Walters learned a hard-and almost deadly-lesson. Its a lesson that he did not see coming. When he tried to find out what happened to him, he found that There Is No One Else to Blame.
Author: William Gorman Wills
Representations of Fama in Western Literature
Author: Philip Hardie
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
View: 7504Major study of the literary treatment of rumour and renown across the canon of authors from Homer to Alexander Pope, including readings in historiographical and dramatic texts, and authors such as Petrarch, Chaucer, Spenser, Shakespeare and Milton. Of interest to students of classical and comparative literature and of reception studies.
Corrected And Avgmented ; Wherein Riders Index is Transformed Into a Dictionarie Etymologicall ... Here Also the Barbarous Words are Ranged Into a Dictionarie ...
Author: John Rider,Francis Holyoke
Author: John Rider
How the Hidden Rules of Credit and Blame Determine Our Success Or Failure
Author: Ben Dattner,Darren Dahl
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Category: Business & Economics
View: 5777Reveals how claiming credit and placing blame on others damages careers and business results, outlines eleven personality types that are prone to credit and blame problems, and shows how to protect against the blame game.
In which the Words are Deduced from Their Originals ...
Author: Samuel Johnson
The adoption and implementation of managerial innovations
Author: Elizabeth Daniel,Andrew Myers,Keith Dixon
Category: Business & Economics
View: 7242Those managing organisations are often criticised for being ‘faddish’ in their use of new management ideas or innovations, too easily falling into the trap of adopting the latest new idea or concept because it is ‘flavour of the month’. This research-based report presents an in-depth account and analysis of the adoption and implementation of two popular large-scale managerial innovations in four different organisations. It provides case studies of actual adoption and implementation of the balanced scorecard and programme/project management offices. The study explores the reasons for the adoption of the innovations and how these reasons shape implementation success. The report also provides examples of good practice that practising managers use to improve the implementation of new management practices in their own organisations. • Presents an original research-based study that explores the reasons why organisations adopt new management practices (e.g. balanced scorecard and programme/project management offices) • Links the reasons for adoption with the success of implementation • Provides examples of good practice that can improve the implementation of new management practices in organisations
Author: Nathan Bailey
Author: Royal United Service Institution
Speech and Community in the Iliad
Author: Hilary Susan Mackie
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Category: Literary Collections
View: 1319In this penetrating new look at the use of language in the Iliad, Hilary Mackie examines the portrayal of the opposing forces in terms not only of nationality but of linguistics. The way the Greeks and the Trojans speak, Mackie argues, reflects their disparate cultural structures and their relative positions in the Trojan War. While Achaean speech is aggressive and public, intended to preserve social order, Trojan language is more reflective, private, and introspective. Mackie identifies the differences between Greek and Trojan language by analyzing poetic formulas, usually thought to indicate a similarity of language among Homeric characters, and conversations, which are seen here to be of equal importance to the numerous speeches throughout the Iliad. Mackie concludes with analyses of the two great heroes of the Iliad, Hektor and Achilles, and the extent to which they represent their own cultures in their use of language.