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Developing and Maintaining Police-Researcher Partnerships to Facilitate Research Use - A Comparative Analysis (Paperback, 2015... Developing and Maintaining Police-Researcher Partnerships to Facilitate Research Use - A Comparative Analysis (Paperback, 2015 ed.)
Jeff Rojek, Peter Martin, Geoffrey P. Alpert
R1,249 R1,142 Discovery Miles 11 420 Save R107 (9%) Shipped within 20 - 25 working days

This Brief discusses methods to develop and maintain police - researcher partnerships. First, the authors provide information that will be useful to police managers and researchers who are interested in creating and maintaining partnerships to conduct research, work together to improve policing and help others understand the linkages between the two groups. Then, more specifically, they describe how police managers consider and utilize research in policing and criminal justice and its findings from a management perspective in both the United States and Australia. While both countries experience similar issues of trust, acceptance, utility, and accountability between researchers and practitioners, the experiences in the countries differ. In the United States with 17,000 agencies, the use of research findings by police agencies requires understanding, diffusion and acceptance. In Australia with a small number of larger agencies, the problems of research-practitioner partnerships have different translational issues, including acceptance and application. As long as police practitioners and academic researchers hold distinct and different impressions of each other, the likelihood of positive, cooperative, and sustainable agreements between them will suffer.

Depersonalized Bullying at Work - From Evidence to Conceptualization (Paperback, 2015 ed.): Premilla D'Cruz Depersonalized Bullying at Work - From Evidence to Conceptualization (Paperback, 2015 ed.)
Premilla D'Cruz
R1,357 R1,135 Discovery Miles 11 350 Save R222 (16%) Shipped within 20 - 25 working days

The book advances the nascent concept of depersonalized workplace bullying, highlighting its distinctive features, proposing a theoretical framework and making recommendations for intervention. Furthering insights into depersonalized bullying at work is critical due to the anticipated increased incidence of the phenomenon in the light of the competitive contemporary business economy, which complicates organizational survival. Drawing on two hermeneutic phenomenological inquiries set in India focusing on targets and bullies, the book evidences that depersonalized bullying is a sociostructural entity that resides in an organization's structural, processual and contextual design. Enacted by supervisors and managers through the engagement of abusive and aggressive behaviours, depersonalized bullying is resorted to in the pursuit of competitive advantage as organizations seek to ensure their continuity and success. Given the instrumentalism associated with the world of work, targets and bullies encountering depersonalized bullying display largely ambivalent responses to their predicament. Ironically, then, organizations' gains in terms of effectiveness are offset by the strains experienced by these protagonists. The theoretical generalizability of the findings reported in the book facilitates the development of an integrated framework of depersonalized workplace bullying, laying the foundations for forthcoming empirical and measurement endeavours that progress the concept. The book recognizes that whereas primary level interventions mandate repositioning the extra-organizational environment and/or recasting organizational goals to balance business and employee interests, secondary level and tertiary level interventions encompass various types of formal and informal social support to address targets' and bullies' interface with depersonalized bullying at work.

Transformation from Wall Street to Wellbeing - Joining Up the Dots Through Participatory Democracy and Governance to Mitigate... Transformation from Wall Street to Wellbeing - Joining Up the Dots Through Participatory Democracy and Governance to Mitigate the Causes and Adapt to the Effects of Climate Change (Hardcover, 2014 ed.)
Janet McIntyre-Mills
R3,096 R2,153 Discovery Miles 21 530 Save R943 (30%) Shipped within 20 - 25 working days

Transformation from Wall Street to Well-being: Joining up the dots through Participatory democracy and governance to mitigate the causes and adapt to the effects of climate changeaddresses accountable leadership, supports collective interests, ethical governance and fairness to future generations in order to develop systemic approaches relevant to these issues. The humanistic focus, whilst central, addresses how we see ourselves in relation to the environment. It explores cultural perspectives in developed and developing parts of the world where people have a closer connection with the natural environment in comparison to those who live in cities. Furthermore the book discusses participatory action research to prefigure a means to hold the market to ensure that the use of resources that are necessary for the common good are accessible and equitable. The essential systemic aim this book offers is to balance human needs with nature. The research summarizes the discourses and the adaptive praxis in order to develop a bridge between cosmopolitan ethics and cosmopolitan governance. It does this in the interest of supporting and using cultural designs for living that support quality of life and spans five core domains as explained by the author. Overall, this monograph helps evaluates the extent to which the introduced approaches enable the community to consider their perceived assets and risks and the implications of their consumption choices."

Chaos, Complexity and Leadership 2013 (Hardcover, 2015 ed.): Sefika Sule Ercetin, Santo Banerjee Chaos, Complexity and Leadership 2013 (Hardcover, 2015 ed.)
Sefika Sule Ercetin, Santo Banerjee
R3,744 R3,330 Discovery Miles 33 300 Save R414 (11%) Shipped within 20 - 25 working days

These proceedings from the 2013 symposium on "Chaos, complexity and leadership" reflect current research results from all branches of Chaos, Complex Systems and their applications in Management. Included are the diverse results in the fields of applied nonlinear methods, modeling of data and simulations, as well as theoretical achievements of Chaos and Complex Systems. Also highlighted are Leadership and Management applications of Chaos and Complexity Theory.

Information Systems, Management, Organization and Control - Smart Practices and Effects (Paperback, 2014 ed.): Daniela... Information Systems, Management, Organization and Control - Smart Practices and Effects (Paperback, 2014 ed.)
Daniela Baglieri, Concetta Metallo, Cecilia Rossignoli, Mario Pezzillo Iacono
R2,825 R2,550 Discovery Miles 25 500 Save R275 (10%) Shipped within 20 - 25 working days

This book explores the diversity of topics, views and perspectives focused on the relationship between information systems, organizations and managerial control. It brings together theories and practices by a diverse group of scholars working in different disciplines: organization, management, accounting, information systems development, human-computer interaction. The volume is divided into three sections, each one focusing on a specific theme: organizational change, innovation and information and communication technologies; organizational control, accounting and information systems; information, knowledge and project management practices. The book is based on a selection of the best research papers - original double blind peer reviewed contributions of the annual conference of the Italian chapter of AIS, held in Milan, Italy in December 2013.

Rocking The Boat - Union Women's Voices, 1915-1975 (Paperback, New): Brigid O'Farrell Rocking The Boat - Union Women's Voices, 1915-1975 (Paperback, New)
Brigid O'Farrell
R678 Discovery Miles 6 780 Shipped within 18 - 22 working days

Rocking the Boat recognizes the strong, committed women who helped to build the American labor movement. Through the stories of eleven women from a wide range of backgrounds, we experience the turmoil, hardships, and accomplishments of thousands of other union women activists through the period spanning the Great Depression, the New Deal, World War II, the McCarthy era, the civil rights movement, and the women's movement. These women tell powerful stories that highlight and detail their many roles as workers, trade unionists, and family members. They all faced difficulties in their personal lives, overcame challenges in their unions, and individually and collectively helped improve women's everyday working lives. Maida Springer-Kemp came from New York City's Harlem, Local 22 of the International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union, to represent the AFL-CIO in Africa. In Chicago, Alice Peurala fought for her job in the steel mill and her place in the steel workers' union. Jesse De La Cruz organized farm workers in California, Esther Peterson, organizer, educator, and lobbyist, became an advisor to four U.S. presidents. In chapters based on oral history interviews, these women and others provide new perspectives and practical advice for today's working women. They share an idealistic and practical commitment to the labor movement. As Dorothy Haener of the United Auto Workers and a founding member of the National Organization of Women said, "You have to take a look at how to rock the boat. You don't want to spill yourself out if you can avoid it, but sometimes you have to rock the boat." From these women we, too, learn how to rock the boat. Brigid O'Farrell is a senior associate at the Center for Women Policy Studies in Washington, D.C. She has edited or coauthored several books, including Work and Family: Policies for a Changing Workforce. Joyce L. Kornbluh, workers' educator, labor historian, and community activist, recently retired from the Labor Studies Center, University of Michigan. She is the author of A New Deal for Worker's Education: The Workers' Service Program, 1934-1943.

Demand, Complexity, and Long-Run Economic Evolution (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2019): Andreas Chai, Chad M. Baum Demand, Complexity, and Long-Run Economic Evolution (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2019)
Andreas Chai, Chad M. Baum
R2,560 R2,083 Discovery Miles 20 830 Save R477 (19%) Shipped within 20 - 25 working days

The purpose of this contributed volume is to consider how global consumption patterns will develop in the next few decades, and what the consequences of that development will be for the economy, policymakers, and society at large. In the long run, the extent to which economic growth translates into better living conditions strongly depends on how rising affluence and new technologies shape consumer preferences. The ongoing rise in household income in developing countries raises some important questions: Will consumption patterns always continue to expand in the same manner as we have witnessed in the previous two centuries? If not, how might things evolve differently? And what implications would such changes hold for not only our understanding of consumption behavior but also our pursuit of more sustainable societies?

Hierarchy - A Key Idea for Business and Society (Paperback): John Child Hierarchy - A Key Idea for Business and Society (Paperback)
John Child
R595 Discovery Miles 5 950 Shipped within 20 - 25 working days

Written by a world-renowned authority, Hierarchy takes readers on a journey which traverses how hierarchy has evolved, is understood in various disciplines, and is applied in practice. Referring a wide range of sources, the book provides an inspirational introduction to understanding what is perhaps the key idea in business and management. As a fundamental organizational principle, hierarchy is everywhere. Perhaps because of its ubiquity, the significance of hierarchy has become under-analyzed in view of the growing strains on society imposed by organizational inequality. This book analyzes the advantages and disadvantages that hierarchy brings as a form of organization, providing an accessible overview of this fundamental idea within both business and society. This concise book provides a useful overview of existing research, for both students and scholars of business.

Home and Work - Negotiating Boundaries Through Everyday Life (Paperback, New edition): Christena E. Nippert-Eng Home and Work - Negotiating Boundaries Through Everyday Life (Paperback, New edition)
Christena E. Nippert-Eng
R657 Discovery Miles 6 570 Shipped within 20 - 25 working days

This text explores the intricacies and implications of how people draw the line between home and work. Arguing that relationships between the two realms range from those that are highly "integrating" to those that are highly "segmenting," it examines the ways people sculpt the boundaries between home and work. With sensitivity to the symbolic value of objects and actions, the author explores the meaning of clothing, wallets, lunches and vacations, and the places and ways in which we engage our family, friends, and co-workers. Commuting habits are also revealing, showing how the transition between home and work "selves" is made though ritualized behaviour like greetings and farewells, the consumption of food, dress, choices of routes to and from work, and listening, working, and sleeping habits during these journeys.

Gender, Rhetoric and Regulation - Women's Work in the Civil Service and the London County Council, 1900-55 (Paperback):... Gender, Rhetoric and Regulation - Women's Work in the Civil Service and the London County Council, 1900-55 (Paperback)
Helen Glew
R587 Discovery Miles 5 870 Shipped within 20 - 25 working days

The Civil Service and the London County Council employed tens of thousands of women in Britain in the early twentieth century. As public employers these institutions influenced both each other and private organisations, thereby serving as a barometer or benchmark for the conditions of women's white-collar employment. Drawing on a wide range of archival sources - including policy documents, trade union records, women's movement campaign literature and employees' personal testimony - this is the first book-length study of women's public service employment in this period. It examines three aspects of their working lives - inequality of pay, the marriage bar and inequality of opportunity - and demonstrates how far wider cultural assumptions about womanhood shaped policies towards women's employment and experiences. Scholars and students with interests in gender, British social and cultural history and labour history will find this an invaluable text. -- .

By the Sweat of the Brow - Literature and Labor in Antebellum America (Paperback): Nicholas K. Bromell By the Sweat of the Brow - Literature and Labor in Antebellum America (Paperback)
Nicholas K. Bromell
R652 Discovery Miles 6 520 Shipped within 20 - 25 working days

The spread of industrialism, the emergence of professionalism and the challenge to slavery fueled an anxious debate about the meaning and value of work in 19th-century America. In chapters examining authors such as Thoreau, Melville, Hawthorne, Rebecca Harding Davis, Susan Warner, Harriet Beecher Stowe and Frederick Douglass, this work argues that American writers generally sensed a deep affinity between the mental labour of writing and such physical labours as blacksmithing, house building, housework, mothering and farming. Combining literary and social history, canonical and non-canonical texts, primary source material and contemporary theory, the author seeks to establish work as an important subject of cultural criticism.

Fiat - The Secrets of an Epoch (Paperback, 2014 ed.): Giorgio Garuzzo Fiat - The Secrets of an Epoch (Paperback, 2014 ed.)
Giorgio Garuzzo
R801 R639 Discovery Miles 6 390 Save R162 (20%) Shipped within 20 - 25 working days

This book is an authentic historical document, supported by extensive analytical information, in whichformer Fiat top manager Giorgio Garuzzo passionately recounts his experience within Fiat between 1976 and 1996. It is a narrative from the inside that sheds new light on events that have remained cloaked in mystery: the arrival and departure of Carlo De Benedetti, the "march of the forty thousand," the sacking of Vittorio Ghidella, the clashes between Umberto Agnelli and Cesare Romiti, the Group's involvement in the "clean hands" scandal, the role of Gianni Agnelli and his relationships with his brother and Cesare Romiti and the intervention of Mediobanca. Garuzzo discusses the issues connected with the range of cars and marques, touching on major themes of national or international relevance that were unrelated to Fiat but nonetheless conditioned its activities: terrorism and the unmanageability of the factories, inflation, the devaluation of the lira, the role of the trade unions and the General Confederation of Italian Industry, Japanese competition and European integration."

Manufacturing Consent - Changes in the Labour Process Under Monopoly Capitalism (Paperback, New edition): Michael Burawoy Manufacturing Consent - Changes in the Labour Process Under Monopoly Capitalism (Paperback, New edition)
Michael Burawoy
R616 Discovery Miles 6 160 Shipped within 20 - 25 working days

Since the 1930s, industrial sociologists have tried to answer the question, Why do workers not work harder? Michael Burawoy spent ten months as a machine operator in a Chicago factory trying to answer different but equally important questions: Why do workers work as hard as they do? Why do workers routinely consent to their own exploitation?
"Manufacturing Consent," the result of Burawoy's research, combines rich ethnographical description with an original Marxist theory of the capitalist labor process. "Manufacturing Consent" is unique among studies of this kind because Burawoy has been able to analyze his own experiences in relation to those of Donald Roy, who studied the same factory thirty years earlier. Burawoy traces the technical, political, and ideological changes in factory life to the transformations of the market relations of the plant (it is now part of a multinational corporation) and to broader movements, since World War II, in industrial relations.

Engendering Revolution - Women, Unpaid Labor, and Maternalism in Bolivarian Venezuela (Paperback): Rachel Elfenbein Engendering Revolution - Women, Unpaid Labor, and Maternalism in Bolivarian Venezuela (Paperback)
Rachel Elfenbein
R769 Discovery Miles 7 690 Shipped within 18 - 22 working days

In 1999, Venezuela became the first country in the world to constitutionally recognize the socioeconomic value of housework and enshrine homemakers' social security. This landmark provision was part of a larger project to transform the state and expand social inclusion during Hugo Chavez's presidency. The Bolivarian revolution opened new opportunities for poor and working-class-or popular-women's organizing. The state recognized their unpaid labor and maternal gender role as central to the revolution. Yet even as state recognition enabled some popular women to receive public assistance, it also made their unpaid labor and organizing vulnerable to state appropriation. Offering the first comprehensive analysis of this phenomenon, Engendering Revolution demonstrates that the Bolivarian revolution cannot be understood without comprehending the gendered nature of its state-society relations. Showcasing field research that comprises archival analysis, observation, and extensive interviews, these thought-provoking findings underscore the ways in which popular women sustained a movement purported to exalt them, even while many could not access social security and remained socially, economically, and politically vulnerable.

The Voice from China - An CHEN on International Economic Law (Hardcover, 2013 ed.): An Chen The Voice from China - An CHEN on International Economic Law (Hardcover, 2013 ed.)
An Chen
R6,108 R4,164 Discovery Miles 41 640 Save R1,944 (32%) Shipped within 20 - 25 working days

In short, the 24 selected and representative articles written in English by the author over the past 30-odd years, mainly published in international leading journals and now collected and compiled in this monograph, could be deemed the products of international academic debates. They record, reflect and embody the author s personal views on a number of contemporary basic issues in international economic law & the international economic order. These personal views with Chinese characteristics are deeply rooted in China s specific national situation and the common position of the world-wide weak groups, and are significantly and substantially different and independent from some existing voices from strong western powers, which is why the book bears the title The Voice from China . On the basis of their specific themes and content, the 24 representative articles are divided into six parts: 1) Jurisprudence of Contemporary International Economic Law; 2) Great Debates on Contemporary Economic Sovereignty; 3) China s Strategic Position on Contemporary International Economic Order Issues; 4) Divergences on Contemporary Bilateral Investment Treaty; 5) Contemporary China s Legislation on Sino-Foreign Economic Issues; and 6) Contemporary Chinese Practices on International Economic Disputes (Case Analysis)."

Managing the Public's Trust in Non-profit Organizations (Paperback, 2014 ed.): Christopher D B Burt Managing the Public's Trust in Non-profit Organizations (Paperback, 2014 ed.)
Christopher D B Burt
R1,123 R1,030 Discovery Miles 10 300 Save R93 (8%) Shipped within 20 - 25 working days

Globally there is growing concern over charities abilities to raise funds. This is of concern to both charity organizations and policy makers. One of the key factors that determine the public's willingness to provide funds (to donate) is trust in both specific charity organizations and the sector in general. A significant amount of research from a number of disciplines has pointed to ways in which the public's trust can be generated and maintained. Bring this research into a single source will provide a valuable guide for both individual charity organizations and policy makers.

Corporate Social Responsibility and Economic Responsiveness in India (Hardcover): Damien Krichewsky Corporate Social Responsibility and Economic Responsiveness in India (Hardcover)
Damien Krichewsky
R1,755 R1,625 Discovery Miles 16 250 Save R130 (7%) Shipped within 20 - 25 working days

Since the early 2000s, corporate social responsibility (CSR) has rapidly gained significance in India, both among large companies and as a policy instrument formally intended to foster corporate contributions to the country's development goals. This book analyses this phenomenon in relation to broader political and economic changes induced by India's 'pro-business' development strategy. Using a systems-theoretical approach, the analysis shows that 'pro-business' policies have led profit-driven economic processes to increasingly override collective aspirations for social welfare, environmental protection, and democracy. In order to decipher how CSR changes the interplays between profit-making and developmental aspirations, the book provides detailed analyses of CSR in the cement industry and in regulatory policies adopted by the central government. It shows that CSR operates as an 'intermediary institution' which further enhances the autonomy of the economic system, as it makes profit-making more responsive to risks arising from competing collective values and interests.

Competing Devotions - Career and Family among Women Executives (Paperback, New edition): Mary Blair-Loy Competing Devotions - Career and Family among Women Executives (Paperback, New edition)
Mary Blair-Loy
R645 R593 Discovery Miles 5 930 Save R52 (8%) Shipped within 20 - 25 working days

The wrenching decision facing successful women choosing between demanding careers and intensive family lives has been the subject of many articles and books, most of which propose strategies for resolving the dilemma. "Competing Devotions" focuses on broader social and cultural forces that create women's identities and shape their understanding of what makes life worth living.

Mary Blair-Loy examines the career paths of women financial executives who have tried various approaches to balancing career and family. The professional level these women have attained requires a huge commitment of time, energy, and emotion that seems natural to employers and clients, who assume that a career deserves single-minded allegiance. Meanwhile, these women must confront the cultural model of family that defines marriage and motherhood as a woman's primary vocation. This ideal promises women creativity, intimacy, and financial stability in caring for a family. It defines children as fragile and assumes that men lack the selflessness and patience that children's primary caregivers need. This ideal is taken for granted in much of contemporary society.

The power of these assumptions is enormous but not absolute. "Competing Devotions" identifies women executives who try to reshape these ideas. These mavericks, who face great resistance but are aided by new ideological and material resources that come with historical change, may eventually redefine both the nuclear family and the capitalist firm in ways that reduce work-family conflict.

Practice Theory, Work, and Organization - An Introduction (Paperback, New): Davide Nicolini Practice Theory, Work, and Organization - An Introduction (Paperback, New)
Davide Nicolini
R823 R767 Discovery Miles 7 670 Save R56 (7%) Shipped within 20 - 25 working days

What are practice theories? Where do they come from? What do they say? Do they offer something new to the study of work and organization? Practice theories are a set of conceptual tools and methodologies for investigating, analysing, and representing everyday practice. They develop the idea that phenomena such as knowledge, meaning, science, power, organized activity, sociality, and institutions are rooted in practice. The volume provides a rigorous yet accessible introduction to this emerging area of study. Recognizing that a unified theory of practice does not exist, the book surveys the main scholarly traditions that have, collectively, contributed to the practice turn in social and organization studies. Each chapter examines the main assumptions and concepts of these traditions, discussing their distinctive contribution to work and organization studies. The chapters are accompanied by a fully worked example of how the theory can be applied to empirical research, making the text suitable for teaching purposes. The book will constitute a valuable resource for researchers and graduate students in organization studies and management, and scholars across disciplines who are interested to know more about the topic.

Labour, Unions and Politics under the North Star - The Nordic Countries, 1700-2000 (Paperback): Mary Hilson, Silke Neunsinger,... Labour, Unions and Politics under the North Star - The Nordic Countries, 1700-2000 (Paperback)
Mary Hilson, Silke Neunsinger, Iben Vyff
R567 Discovery Miles 5 670 Shipped within 18 - 22 working days

Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden today all enjoy a reputation for strong labour movements, which in turn are widely seen as part of a distinctive regional approach to politics, collective bargaining and welfare. But as this volume demonstrates, narratives of the so-called "Nordic model" can obscure the fact that experiences of work and the fortunes of organized labour have varied widely throughout the region and across different historical periods. Together, the essays collected here represent an ambitious intervention in labour historiography and European history, exploring themes such as work, unions, politics and migration from the early modern period to the twenty-first century.

Working and Growing Up in America (Paperback, Revised): Jeylan T Mortimer Working and Growing Up in America (Paperback, Revised)
Jeylan T Mortimer
R640 Discovery Miles 6 400 Shipped within 20 - 25 working days

Should teenagers have jobs while they're in high school? Doesn't working distract them from schoolwork, cause long-term problem behaviors, and precipitate a "precocious" transition to adulthood?

This report from a remarkable longitudinal study of 1,000 students, followed from the beginning of high school through their mid-twenties, answers, resoundingly, no. Examining a broad range of teenagers, Jeylan Mortimer concludes that high school students who work even as much as half-time are in fact better off in many ways than students who don't have jobs at all. Having part-time jobs can increase confidence and time management skills, promote vocational exploration, and enhance subsequent academic success. The wider social circle of adults they meet through their jobs can also buffer strains at home, and some of what young people learn on the job--not least responsibility and confidence--gives them an advantage in later work life.

International Graduates Returning to Vietnam - Experiences of the Local Economies, Universities and Communities (Hardcover, 1st... International Graduates Returning to Vietnam - Experiences of the Local Economies, Universities and Communities (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2019)
Lien Pham
R2,336 R1,887 Discovery Miles 18 870 Save R449 (19%) Shipped within 20 - 25 working days

This book examines the extent to which studying and living overseas enable returning graduates to enhance their professional work and contribute to community development. It assesses the transformative potential that returnees are assumed to have in terms of capabilities and skills acquired through an international education. This book is based on a research study on Vietnamese overseas graduates who have returned to Vietnam. It examines the complexity of competing aspirations, responsibilities, identities and cultural dynamics in these returnees' professional, intellectual and civic environments.

The Capitalist Unconscious - From Korean Unification to Transnational Korea (Paperback): Hyun Ok Park The Capitalist Unconscious - From Korean Unification to Transnational Korea (Paperback)
Hyun Ok Park
R538 R428 Discovery Miles 4 280 Save R110 (20%) Shipped within 20 - 25 working days

The unification of North and South Korea is widely considered an unresolved and volatile matter for the global order, but this book argues capital has already unified Korea in a transnational form. As Hyun Ok Park demonstrates, rather than territorial integration and family union, the capitalist unconscious drives the current unification, imagining the capitalist integration of the Korean peninsula and the Korean diaspora as a new democratic moment. Based on extensive archival and ethnographic research in South Korea and China, The Capitalist Unconscious shows how the hegemonic democratic politics of the post-Cold War era (reparation, peace, and human rights) have consigned the rights of migrant laborers-protagonists of transnational Korea-to identity politics, constitutionalism, and cosmopolitanism. Park reveals the riveting capitalist logic of these politics, which underpins legal and policy debates, social activism, and media spectacle. While rethinking the historical trajectory of Cold War industrialism and its subsequent liberal path, this book also probes memories of such key events as the North Korean and Chinese revolutions, which are integral to migrants' reckoning with capitalist allures and communal possibilities. Casting capitalist democracy within an innovative framework of historical repetition, Park elucidates the form and content of the capitalist unconscious at different historical moments and dissolves the modern opposition among socialism, democracy, and dictatorship. The Capitalist Unconscious astutely explores the neoliberal present's past and introduces a compelling approach to the question of history and contemporaneity.

Digital Creativity Model and Its Relationship with Corporate Performance - Emphasis on Agent-Based Modeling Approach... Digital Creativity Model and Its Relationship with Corporate Performance - Emphasis on Agent-Based Modeling Approach (Paperback, 1st ed. 2016)
Kun Chang Lee
R1,235 R1,128 Discovery Miles 11 280 Save R107 (9%) Shipped within 20 - 25 working days

This book provides theoretical and practical backgrounds for the digital creativity management and related Agent-Based Modeling (ABM) results on the basis of a set of realistic assumptions in which several topics such as knowledge network, diversity, individual creativity, team creativity, exploration and exploitation, and organizational creativity are discussed. Until now, there has been no clear-cut methodology by which creativity management can be articulated and materialized into the business process management within companies and corporate performance. Though many approaches have been proposed to tackle the creativity research issues, this book adopts a new approach which assumes that the network structure formulated by interrelationships among team members decides individual creativity and team creativity as well, and ABM-based simulations lead to robust analysis of corporate performance over time. Typical examples of network structure under consideration in this study are degree centrality and structural hole (an opportunity to broker the flow of information between people, and control the projects that bring together people from opposite sides of the hole). This book suggests detailed analysis of source code used in implementing a prototype digital creativity simulation engine with related snap-shots and ABM results, so that readers can understand hard core of how to design and implement ABM tasks related to target problems, and extract implications from the ABM results.

Rethinking Public Relations - Persuasion, Democracy and Society (Paperback, 3rd New edition): Kevin Moloney, Conor McGrath Rethinking Public Relations - Persuasion, Democracy and Society (Paperback, 3rd New edition)
Kevin Moloney, Conor McGrath
R862 Discovery Miles 8 620 Shipped within 20 - 25 working days

This new (third) edition of Rethinking Public Relations continues the argument of previous editions that public relations is weak propaganda. However, while earlier editions focused on PR as representative of the uneven power distribution in society, this book goes further, conceiving the power of PR as more than just structural but also as having an important rhetorical component. In this extensively revised edition, Moloney and McGrath dissect the nature of the modern PR industry, arguing that its idealised self-presentation should be replaced by a more realistic and credible defence of the societal value produced by advocacy and counter-advocacy. This book includes expanded coverage of PR's impact on society (through areas such as CSR, sponsorship and community relations), its relationship with stakeholders, and its role in democratic debate and public policy making. It also considers the ways in which journalism has capitulated to PR in an era of 'fake news' and 'churnalism' and, in this new edition, the role of digital and social media is examined for the first time. Maintaining the rigorous and critical stance of previous editions, this new edition will also prove accessible to Master's level and final-year undergraduate students studying public relations, media and communications studies. Additionally, it will be of great value to practitioners who seek to widen PR's 'voices'.

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