Managing and Working in Project Society


Author: Rolf A. Lundin,Niklas Arvidsson,Tim Brady,Eskil Ekstedt,Christophe Midler,Jörg Sydow

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107077656

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 290

View: 5052

A selection of leading authorities on project organizing explore the effects, opportunities and challenges of a project society.

Society After Money

A Dialogue


Author: Project Society After Money

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 1501347381

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 416

View: 402

Project Society After Money is an interdisciplinary project between commons theory, evolutionary political economy, media studies and sociology, that enter into a dialogue with one another in order to look at their specific theories and criticisms of money. Conceived as the beginning of a necessary interdisciplinary dialogue, the possibilities of post-monetary forms of organization and production are taken into account and examined. On one hand there is a lot of talk about 'digital revolution', 'mediatized society', 'networks', 'Industry 4.0'. On the other hand the present is described in terms of crisis: 'financial crisis', 'economic crisis', 'planetary boundaries'. At once there is the description of a media-technological change along with massive social and ecological disruptions. Society After Money is based on the premise that there might be a conflict between digital media/digital technology and the medium of money – and perhaps new digital possibilities that allow alternative forms of economy. It criticizes what is normally seen as self-evident and natural, namely that social coordination has to be done by the medium of money. We're left with a highly innovative collection of contributions that initiates a broader social discourse on the role of money in the global society of the 21st century.

Project E-Society: Building Bricks

6th IFIP Conference on E-Commerce, E-Business and E-Government (I3E 2006), October 11-13, 2006, Turku, Finland


Author: Reima Suomi,Regis Cabral,J. Felix Hampe,Arto Heikkilä,Jonna Järveläinen,Eija Koskivaara

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 0387392262

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 453

View: 9997

13E 2006, the 6th in this series of IFIP conferences, marked the congregation of researchers and practitioners in the areas of e-Commerce, e-Business, and e-Government. The conference was sponsored by IFIP TC 6 in cooperation with TC 8 and TC 11. The conference provided a forum for researchers, engineers and interested users in academia, industry, and government to discuss the latest research, cutting-edge practice and upcoming trends in the growing areas of e-Commerce, e-Business, and particularly e-Government. Sophisticated applications as well as the underlying technology that supports such applications were discussed and demonstrated. The conference attracted a wide range of participants representing a significant community of researchers and practitioners from a broad range of countries. The conference was organized along parallel tracks, each track focusing on specific aspects of current research, industry applications, and public administration.

International Intervention in the Balkans since 1995


Author: Peter Siani-Davies

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134427808

Category: Political Science

Page: 240

View: 9672

This volume offers an analysis of the activities of the international community in the Balkans since the 1995 Dayton Agreement. There has been substantial investment in the region but so far the gains have been limited and doubts remain as to the extent that sustainable security has been enhanced. There is a need for serious reassessment of policies and priorities, but this depends on a careful analysis of past successes and failures. The contributors seek to provide this by examining intervention, not just in terms of military action and the activities of major international agencies at state level, but also the activities of outside NGOs within the local environment.

Project Management

Knowledge for a Successful Career


Author: Bruno Jenny

Publisher: vdf Hochschulverlag AG

ISBN: 3728130842


Page: 288

View: 4375

Subcontracting Peace

The Challenges of NGO Peacebuilding


Author: Henry F. Carey

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351148389

Category: Political Science

Page: 289

View: 6120

Non-governmental organizations (NGOs) have emerged as crucial actors in peacebuilding processes in post-conflict zones, contributing to the liberal state building project. NGOs, like any other organizations, have certain strengths and weaknesses, and face tradeoffs and contradictions in peacebuilding. Given increasing NGO experience in peacemaking and peacebuilding, this volume examines their relatively positive record, as well as the constraints, limitations, and sometimes contradictory impact of their activities and interventions.

Enslaved Innocence

Child Labour in South Asia


Author: Shakti Kak,Biswamoy Pati

Publisher: Primus Books

ISBN: 938060730X

Category: History

Page: 340

View: 584

Enslaved Innocence: Child Labour in South Asia explores the historical, economic, and social factors surrounding the issue of child labour. It is often argued that child labour is the result of under development, large families, or cultural practices. This volume attempts to highlight the structural factors in capitalist societies that have made such exploitation possible, and to place the issue of child labour in a theoretical framework relating to capitalist modes of production and the need for the generation of surplus for capital accumulation. Extremely exploitative labour processes bring out the supply and demand factors of child labour. The persistence of child labour in an era of high growth and high unemployment levels amongst adult men and women points to an economic system based heavily on exploitative labour relations. As we move further into the twenty-first century, the existence of child labour in the world is a reality which must be faced. It is within this context that the present volume takes into consideration the changing global economic conditions and focuses on issues and strategies for the eradication of child labour.

The Regional and Local Shaping of World Society


Author: Mark Herkenrath

Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster

ISBN: 3825805344

Category: Political Science

Page: 267

View: 8649

Globalization is usually seen as a uniform force producing similar social consequences across all societies affected. The contributions in this volume challenge this notion by demonstrating that reactions to the same global changes vary across different parts of the world. In particular, this volume examines the crucial role of economically and politically integrated regions as mediators between global challenges and local responses. To the extent that different regional reactions to global change retroact on their global context, global social transformation becomes a highly complex phenomenon.

Translation and Society

An Introduction


Author: Sergey Tyulenev

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317687914

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 210

View: 706

This essential new textbook guides readers through the social aspects and sociologically informed approaches to the study of translation. Sergey Tyulenev surveys implicitly and explicitly sociological approaches to the study of translation, drawing on the most important and influential works both within translation studies and in sociology, as well as recent developments in the field. In addition to the theoretical grounding provided, the book explains in detail the methodology of studying translation from a sociological point of view. Translation and Society discusses why translation should be studied sociologically, reinforces the foundation of the sociologically informed translation research already in existence in the field and outlines possible new directions for the future. Throughout the book there are many examples and case studies and each chapter includes thought-provoking discussion points, possible assignments, and suggestions for further reading. This is an invaluable textbook for undergraduate and postgraduate students of Translation Studies.