• History

Modern Germany Reconsidered

Author: Gordon Martel
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134899394
Category: History
Page: 296
View: 675
First Published in 2004. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

    • Business & Economics

The Theory of Capitalism in the German Economic Tradition

Historism, Ordo-Liberalism, Critical Theory, Solidarism
Author: Peter Koslowski
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3662040840
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 575
View: 3318
The theory of capitalism and of the economic order is the central topic of the German economic tradition in the 20th century. Capitalism has not only been the topic for Marxist economics and for the Frankfurt School but also for the Historical School and for the postmarxist theory of capitalism in Ordo- and Neo-Liberalism as well as in Solidarism. The question of the foundations of the economic order of the market economy and of capitalism as well as the problem whether a third path between capitalism and social ism is possible occupied this tradition from the Historical School to Ordo Liberalism and the theory of the social market economy. The theory of capitalism and of the social market economy as well as the critique and reform developed in this theoretical tradition is important for the theory of economic systems as well as for today's problems of the eco nomic order. Its relevance for the present world economy is visible in the discussions whether there exist different models of capitalism and whether they can be described as the Anglo-American and as the Rhenish model of capitalism influenced by the thought of the German economic tradition. Michel Albert, the author of this classification, gave the key-word in his book Capitalism against Capitalism. The papers of this book can help to clarify this debate by giving a first hand introduction to some of the main economic thinkers of capitalism.

    • Business & Economics

Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900)

Economy and Society
Author: Jürgen Backhaus,Wolfgang Drechsler
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 0387329803
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 246
View: 3121
Friedrich Nietzsche’s influence on the development of modern social sciences has not been well documented. This volume reconsiders some of Nietzsche’s writings on economics and the science of state, pioneering a line of research up to now unavailable in English. The authors intend to provoke conversation and inspire research on the role that this much misunderstood philosopher and cultural critic has played – or should play – in the history of economics.

    • Political Science

Europe: No Migrant's Land?

Author: Maurizio Ambrosini (a cura di)
Publisher: Edizioni Epoké
ISBN: 8899647240
Category: Political Science
Page: N.A
View: 4020
The Mediterranean region has always been marked by intense migration flows. Over the last few years, political instability in Middle East and North African countries, coupled with longstanding demographic and economic trends, have caused a sudden upsurge of migrants reaching Europe’s shores. Despite scattered shows of solidarity, however, the European response has been slow and fragmented. This volume offers a complete and encompassing analysis of the current state of play in terms of migration flows across the Mediterranean and policy responses by European transit and receiving countries. Attention is specifically devoted to ongoing debates about the management of mixed migration, the particular profiles and needs of asylum seekers, migrants’ labour market access, and integration policies in Europe.

    • Business & Economics

Phishing for Phools

The Economics of Manipulation and Deception
Author: George A. Akerlof,Robert J. Shiller
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 1400873266
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 288
View: 7298
Ever since Adam Smith, the central teaching of economics has been that free markets provide us with material well-being, as if by an invisible hand. In Phishing for Phools, Nobel Prize–winning economists George Akerlof and Robert Shiller deliver a fundamental challenge to this insight, arguing that markets harm as well as help us. As long as there is profit to be made, sellers will systematically exploit our psychological weaknesses and our ignorance through manipulation and deception. Rather than being essentially benign and always creating the greater good, markets are inherently filled with tricks and traps and will "phish" us as "phools." Phishing for Phools therefore strikes a radically new direction in economics, based on the intuitive idea that markets both give and take away. Akerlof and Shiller bring this idea to life through dozens of stories that show how phishing affects everyone, in almost every walk of life. We spend our money up to the limit, and then worry about how to pay the next month's bills. The financial system soars, then crashes. We are attracted, more than we know, by advertising. Our political system is distorted by money. We pay too much for gym memberships, cars, houses, and credit cards. Drug companies ingeniously market pharmaceuticals that do us little good, and sometimes are downright dangerous. Phishing for Phools explores the central role of manipulation and deception in fascinating detail in each of these areas and many more. It thereby explains a paradox: why, at a time when we are better off than ever before in history, all too many of us are leading lives of quiet desperation. At the same time, the book tells stories of individuals who have stood against economic trickery—and how it can be reduced through greater knowledge, reform, and regulation.

    • Business & Economics

The International Distribution of News

The Associated Press, Press Association, and Reuters, 1848–1947
Author: Jonathan Silberstein-Loeb
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107033640
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 272
View: 4116
This book traces the history of international news agencies and associations around the world from 1848 to 1947. Jonathan Silberstein-Loeb argues that newspaper publishers formed news associations and patronized news agencies to cut the costs of news collection and exclude competitors from gaining access to the news.

    • History

The Historiography of the Holocaust

Author: D. Stone
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 0230524508
Category: History
Page: 573
View: 1189
This collection of essays by leading scholars in their fields provides the most comprehensive and up-to-date survey of Holocaust historiography available. Covering both long-established historical disputes as well as research questions and methodologies that have developed in the last decade's massive growth in Holocaust Studies, this collection will be of enormous benefit to students and scholars alike.

    • Technology & Engineering

Forest Policy Analysis

Author: Max Krott
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9781402034855
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 323
View: 4444
Professor Max Krott, Director of the Institute of Forest Policy and Nature Conservation at the University of Göttingen, Germany, introduces the most important political players and stakeholders, including the forest owners, the general population, forest workers and employees, forest associations and administration, as well as the media. He illustrates the political and regulatory instruments using examples in current forest policy. Forest Policy Analysis places a special emphasis on the informal processes that are indispensable in understanding practical politics. References made to current English and German-language publications on forest policy studies enable further information to be found with concern to special issues.

    • Political Science

Ideational Leadership in German Welfare State Reform

How Politicians and Policy Ideas Transform Resilient Institutions
Author: Sabina Stiller
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press
ISBN: 9089641866
Category: Political Science
Page: 253
View: 9249
The author of this study argues that key politicians and their policy ideas, through "ideational leadership," have played an important role in the passing of structural reforms in the change-resistant German welfare state.

    • History

The Third Reich

Politics and Propaganda
Author: David Welch
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134477503
Category: History
Page: 240
View: 8283
Published in the year 1994, The Third Reich is a valuable contribution to the field of History.

    • Language Arts & Disciplines

Linguistics and the Third Reich

Mother-tongue Fascism, Race and the Science of Language
Author: Christopher Hutton
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134657277
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 432
View: 1900
This book presents an insightful account of the academic politics of the Nazi era and analyses the work of selected linguists, including Jos Trier and Leo Weisgerber. Hutton situates Nazi linguistics within the politics of Hitler's state and within the history of modern linguistics.

    • Social Science

Transcultural Communication

Author: Andreas Hepp
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118885929
Category: Social Science
Page: 288
View: 6426
In Transcultural Communication, Andreas Hepp provides an accessible and engaging introduction to the exciting possibilities and inevitable challenges presented by the proliferation of transcultural communication in our mediatized world. Includes examples of mediatization and transcultural communication from a variety of cultural contexts Covers an array of different types of media, including mass media and digital media Incorporates discussion of transcultural communication in media regulation, media production, media products and platforms, and media appropriation

    • American literature

Saturday Review

Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
Category: American literature
Page: N.A
View: 5069

    • Social Science

Closing of the American Mind

Author: Allan Bloom
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781439126264
Category: Social Science
Page: 400
View: 422
The Closing of the American Mind, a publishing phenomenon in hardcover, is now a paperback literary event. In this acclaimed number one national best-seller, one of our country's most distinguished political philosophers argues that the social/political crisis of 20th-century America is really an intellectual crisis. Allan Bloom's sweeping analysis is essential to understanding America today. It has fired the imagination of a public ripe for change.

    • Language Arts & Disciplines

The SAGE Handbook of Digital Journalism

Author: Tamara Witschge,C. W. Anderson,David Domingo,Alfred Hermida
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1473955068
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 624
View: 9931
The production and consumption of news in the digital era is blurring the boundaries between professionals, citizens and activists. Actors producing information are multiplying, but still media companies hold central position. Journalism research faces important challenges to capture, examine, and understand the current news environment. The SAGE Handbook of Digital Journalism starts from the pressing need for a thorough and bold debate to redefine the assumptions of research in the changing field of journalism. The 38 chapters, written by a team of global experts, are organised into four key areas: Section A: Changing Contexts Section B: News Practices in the Digital Era Section C: Conceptualizations of Journalism Section D: Research Strategies By addressing both institutional and non-institutional news production and providing ample attention to the question ‘who is a journalist?’ and the changing practices of news audiences in the digital era, this Handbook shapes the field and defines the roadmap for the research challenges that scholars will face in the coming decades.

Otto Bauer (1881-1938)

Thinker and Politician
Author: Ewa Czerwinska-Schupp
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781608468171
Page: 408
View: 4095
A stirring, ground breaking, political biography of the most important leader of the Austrian Social Democratic Workers Party's, Otto Bauer.

    • Business & Economics

Three Social Science Disciplines in Central and Eastern Europe

Handbook on Economics, Political Science and Sociology (1989-2001)
Author: Max Kaase,Vera Sparschuh,Agnieszka Wenninger
Publisher: Lit Verlag
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 668
View: 4435
This handbook is a joint publication of Collegium Budapest and the Social Science Information Centre. Thirty countries reported on the development and current state of three social science disciplines--economics, political science and sociology--in Central and Eastern European countries. Solid analyses by East European experts provide up-to-date overviews of the three social sciences.

    • History

Belarus - A Perpetual Borderland

Author: Andrew Savchenko
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9047427947
Category: History
Page: 252
View: 579
The book explains Belarus’s adherence to Soviet social, political and economic institutions. Comparative historical analysis spans the period from the 16th century to the present. Discussion concentrates on development of Belarus’s national institutions in interaction with Russia and other neighbors.