Reconciliation Policy in Germany 1998 2008

Reconciliation Policy in Germany 1998 2008
Author: Cornelius Grebe
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 244
Release: 2010-11-18
Genre: Social Science
ISBN: 9783531919249

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‘In all research, the choice of object is primary and decisive. This refers to the set of c- cepts which determines the delimitation among the totality of phenomena of those selected as objects of analysis’(Topalov 1979: 446). In this quote Topalov addresses the ‘fundamental illusion’ of empiricist research approaches: that objects of inquiry are self-evident givens. The rejection of this - piricist ‘illusion’constitutes the foundation of this thesis. This thesis modifies a c- textual social constructionist paradigm of inquiry and combines it with a feminist standpoint in the analysis of policies claimed to be aimed at reconciling paid - ployment and care work in Germany from 1998 to 2005. 1.1 Genesis of the study The present study developed out of three interrelated strands of our intellectual - riosity which evolved, triggered by an engagement with a discipline unique to the UK in its approach, Social Policy. First, in what can be described as a fruitful int- lectual adaptation process to a new discipline, an initial interest in welfare state transformation in Eastern Europe developed into a keen interest in family policies.

Development Co operation Reviews Germany 1998

Development Co operation Reviews  Germany 1998
Author: OECD
Publsiher: OECD Publishing
Total Pages: 72
Release: 1998-10-06
Genre: Electronic Book
ISBN: 9789264163669

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The OECD Development Assistance Committee's 1998 review of Germany's development aid policies and programmes.

Intelligent Agents V Agents Theories Architectures and Languages

Intelligent Agents V  Agents Theories  Architectures  and Languages
Author: Jörg Müller,Munindar P. Singh,Anand S. Rao
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 464
Release: 2007-04-29
Genre: Computers
ISBN: 9783540490579

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The leading edge of computer science research is notoriously ?ckle. New trends come and go with alarming and unfailing regularity. In such a rapidly changing ?eld, the fact that research interest in a subject lasts more than a year is worthy of note. The fact that, after ?ve years, interest not only remains, but actually continues to grow is highly unusual. As 1998 marked the ?fth birthday of the International Workshop on Agent Theories, Architectures, and Languages (ATAL), it seemed appropriate for the organizers of the original workshop to comment on this remarkable growth, and re ect on how the ?eld has developed and matured. The ?rst ATAL workshop was co-located with the Eleventh European Conference on Arti?cial Intelligence (ECAI-94), which was held in Amsterdam. The fact that we chose an AI conference to co-locate with is telling: at that time, we expected most researchers with an interest in agents to come from the AI community. The workshop, whichwasplannedoverthesummerof1993,attracted32submissions,andwasattended by 55 people.ATAL was the largest workshop at ECAI-94, and the clear enthusiasm on behalfofthecommunitymadethedecisiontoholdanotherATALworkshopsimple.The ATAL-94proceedingswereformallypublishedinJanuary1995underthetitleIntelligent Agents, and included an extensive review article, a glossary, a list of key agent systems, and — unusually for the proceedings of an academic workshop — a full subject index. Thehighscienti?candproductionvaluesembodiedbytheATAL-94proceedingsappear to have been recognized by the community, and resulted inATAL proceedings being the most successful sequence of books published in Springer-Verlag s Lecture Notes in Arti?cial Intelligence series.

Education in Germany since Unification

Education in Germany since Unification
Author: David Phillips
Publsiher: Symposium Books Ltd
Total Pages: 178
Release: 2000-01-01
Genre: Education
ISBN: 9781873927939

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This volume is concerned with aspects of education in Germany over the 10 years prior to 2000, focusing on schools, teachers, vocational training and higher education in those eastern parts of the Federal Republic which formerly constituted the territory of the German Democratic Republic. The articles deal with notions of transition and adaptation at a time of considerable upheaval and rapid change. There is a particular focus in some contributions on the problems involved in conducting research on the views of teachers involved in complex processes of adjustment to a new status quo.

Sports around the World 4 volumes

Sports around the World  4 volumes
Author: John Nauright
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Total Pages: 2056
Release: 2012-04-06
Genre: Sports & Recreation
ISBN: 9781598843019

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This multivolume set is much more than a collection of essays on sports and sporting cultures from around the world: it also details how and why sports are played wherever they exist, and examines key charismatic athletes from around the world who have transcended their sports. Sports Around the World: History, Culture, and Practice provides a unique, global overview of sports and sports cultures. Unlike most works of this type, this book provides both essays that examine general topics, such as globalization and sport, international relations and sport, and tourism and sport, as well as essays on sports history, culture, and practice in world regions—for example, Latin America and the Caribbean, the Middle East and North Africa, Europe, and Oceania—in order to provide a more global perspective. These essays are followed by entries on specific sports, world athletes, stadiums and arenas, famous games and matches, and major controversies. Spanning topics as varied as modern professional cycling to the fictional movie Rocky to the deadly ball game of the ancient Mayans, the first three volumes contain overview essays and entries for specific sports that have been and are currently practiced around the world. The fourth volume provides a compendium of information on the winners of major sporting competitions from around the world. Readers will gain invaluable insights into how sports have been enjoyed throughout all of human culture, and more fully comprehend their cultural contexts. The entries provide suggestions for further reading on each topic—helpful to general readers, students with school projects, university students and academics alike. Additionally, the four-volume Sports Around the World spotlights key charismatic athletes who have changed a sport or become more than just an outstanding player.

Oskar Schindler

Oskar Schindler
Author: David Crowe
Publsiher: Basic Books
Total Pages: 800
Release: 2007-08-01
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
ISBN: 9780465008490

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Spy, businessman, bon vivant, Nazi Party member, Righteous Gentile. This was Oskar Schindler, the controversial savior of almost 12,000 Jews during the Holocaust who struggled afterwards to rebuild his life and gain international recognition for his wartime deeds. Author David Crowe examines every phase of the subject's life in this landmark biography, presenting a figure of mythic proportions that one prominent Schindler Jew described as “an extraordinary man in extraordinary times.”

Witnessing the Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars in German Central Europe

Witnessing the Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars in German Central Europe
Author: L. James
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 281
Release: 2013-10-31
Genre: History
ISBN: 9781137313737

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Drawing on a wide range of primary sources, this volume argues that although the Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars are often understood as laying the foundations for total war, many eyewitnesses continued to draw upon older interpretative frameworks to make sense of the armed struggle and attendant political and social upheaval.

Civility and Its Discontents

Civility and Its Discontents
Author: Christine T. Sistare
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 324
Release: 2004
Genre: Civics
ISBN: UOM:39076002391857

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Contributors from philosophy and political science discuss the observation that civility, civic virtue, tolerance, and socio-cultural unity have declined while exploring the nature of civil society, the conflict between individual liberty and the common good, and the role of law and government policy in weaving the threads of the social fabric. From publisher description.