Management and Morality

A Developmental Perspective

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Author: Patrick Maclagan

Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd

ISBN: 9780803976795

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 212

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This comprehensive book provides an accessible overview of the moral and ethical dimensions to organizational and individual behaviour, while adding an original, developmental perspective. Management and Morality is concerned with the realization of individual moral potential and the development of ethically responsive organizations. The first two sections of the book provide clear and thorough coverage of relevant areas, such as: organization theory and behaviour; individual and organizational development; and new insights on the management of ethical dilemmas in organizations. On this basis, the third section considers new approaches to the improvement of organizational structures, processes and practices, to all

Sociological Research Methods in Context

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Author: Fiona Devine

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1349275506

Category: Great Britain

Page: 228

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Designed to complement existing introductory methods texts, this book emphasises the importance of context in understanding and interpreting both the practice and conduct of empirical research.

Playing for Change

The Continuing Struggle for Sport and Recreation

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Author: Russell Field

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 1442628200

Category: History

Page: 467

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This book provides wide-ranging examples of cutting-edge research in sports studies.

Disability Reader

Social Science Perspectives

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Author: Tom Shakespeare

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 0826453600

Category: Social Science

Page: 310

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A collection of essays exploring the intellectual implications of a disability equality perspective. Leading social scientists draw on current theory and research and offer an overview of contemporary debates.

Foundations of Sociology

Towards a Better Understanding of the Human World

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Author: Richard Jenkins

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137179899

Category: Social Science

Page: 192

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This book argues that the foundations of sociology - key concepts which are necessary to all sociology, from whatever perspective - have become taken-for-granted and require re-assessment. Focusing on society, culture, the individual, and collectivity, the author builds a powerful case for an overhaul of these basic concepts, offering a unified model of the subject matter of sociology as 'the human world' - understood as individual, interactional and institutional orders - which is part of the 'natural world'. Written in a straightforward and accessible style, this is a powerful restatement of the value of sociological sense as a necessary critique of common sense, and its relevance to an audience far beyond academia.

Unmasking the Crimes of the Powerful

Scrutinizing States & Corporations

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Author: Steve Tombs,David Whyte

Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated

ISBN: 9780820456911

Category: Social Science

Page: 318

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Contents: Frank Pearce: Holy Wars and Spiritual Revitalization - Steve Tombs/Dave Whyte: Scrutinizing the Powerful: Crime, Contemporary Political Economy, and Critical Social Research - Laureen Snider: Researching Corporate Crime - Geoffrey Tweedale: Researching Corporate Crime: A Business Historian's Perspective - Roy Coleman: CCTV Surveillance, Power, and Social Order: The State of Contemporary Social Control - Gary Fooks: In the Valley of the Blind the One-Eyed Man Is King: Corporate Crime and the Myopia of Financial Regulation - Eileen Berrington/Ann Jemphrey/Phil Scraton: Silencing the View from Below: The Institutional Regulation of Critical Research - Colm Power: &la" Telling It Like It Is? Power, Prejudice, Politics, and People in the Qualitative Process - Penny Green: Researching the Turkish State - Anne Alvesalo/Erja Virta: Researching Regulators and the Paradoxes of Access - Paddy Hillyard: Imaginative Crimes or Crimes of the Imagination: Researching the Secret State - Anette Ballinger: Researching and Redefining State Crime: Feminism and the Capital Punishment of Women - Joe Sim: Whose Side Are We Not On? Researching Medical Power in Prisons - Steve Tombs/Dave Whyte: Unmasking the Crimes of the Powerful: Establishing Some Rules of Engagement.

Disability and Society

Emerging Issues and Insights

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Author: Len Barton

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: 9780582291669

Category: Political Science

Page: 265

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The study of disability has traditionally been influenced mainly by medical and psychological models. The aim of this new text, Disability and Society, is to open up the debate by introducing alternative perspectives reflecting the increasing sociological interest in this important topic. Disability and Society brings together for the first time some of the most recent original research in this rapidly expanding area. The contributors, both disabled and non-disabled, are all leading thinkers in their field and suggest new ways of understanding disability, developing policy and challenging current practice.

The Ethics of Educational Research

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Author: Robert G. Burgess

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: N.A

Category: Education

Page: 236

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This collection of papers examines ethical issues in different kinds of social research including surveys, ethnography and historical research. Contributors also deal with ethical problems involved in examining controversial issues in education. Hence the book is largely about the ethics of the conduct of social investigation, rather than an analysis of the technical procedures themselves.

Prisoners of Faith

A View from Within

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Author: Nirmala Srinivasan

Publisher: SAGE Publications Pvt. Limited

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 220

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Most multi-ethnic societies are experiencing a growth in assertions of ethnic identity. This is particularly true of developing societies where this process has spawned a series of tensions and conflicts. Yet, the concept of minority remains little understood. Further, most conceptualizations of what constitutes a minority are created in contemporary societies and do not apply to developing countries. It is this which inspired Srinivasan to focus on the lebenswelt of Muslims and Christians--two of the largest minority communities in India. She argues that the concept of minority should be conceptualized in terms of individual perceptions and awareness. She critically evaluates the Eurocentric model in terms of minority and presents a novel attempt to synthesize phenomenology and Marxism for the study of personal identity as social structure and process. In addition, she advocates that conventional wisdom of social reflection has obviously become inadequate and introduces an alternative approach relevant to contemporary societies. Rich with both empirical evidence and theoretical formulations, this book will appeal to both students and scholars of sociology and anthropology, and to administrators and policy makers.

Tod und Leben großer amerikanischer Städte

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Author: Jane Jacobs

Publisher: Birkhäuser

ISBN: 3035602123

Category: Architecture

Page: 220

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In The Death and Life of Great American Cities durchleuchtet Jane Jacobs 1961 die fragwürdigen Methoden der Stadtplanung und Stadtsanierung in Amerika, der "New Yorker" nannte es das unkonventionellste und provozierendste Buch über Städtebau seit langem. Die deutsche Ausgabe wurde schnell auch im deutschsprachigem Raum zu einer viel gelesenen und diskutierten Lektüre. Sie ist jetzt wieder in einem Nachdruck zugänglich, mit einem Vorwort von Gerd Albers (1993), das nach der Aktualität dieser Streitschrift fragt.