Author: Sabina Stiller
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press
Keywords: ideas, policy, transform, resilient, institutions, politicians, reform, leadership, german, welfare, state, ideational
Number of Pages: 255
Published: 2010-12-15
ISBN-10: 9089641866
ISBN-13: 9789089641861

An important contribution to the debates surrounding the evolution of the European welfare state model, this volume investigates the role that “ideational leadership” has played in the passing of structural reforms in the change-resistant German welfare state. Based on in-depth case studies of individual reforms in health care, pensions, and unemployment insurance since the early 1990s, Stiller illuminates the ways in which Germany has made the transition from its Bismarckian past to a hybrid welfare state.
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Author: JohnsSusan M
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Keywords: anglo, norman, realm, century, twelfth, aristocracy, power, noblewomen
Number of Pages: 304
Published: 2003-01-01
ISBN-10: 0719063043
ISBN-13: 9780719063046

This is the first study of noblewomen in twelfth-century England and Normandy, and of the ways in which they exercised power. It draws on a rich mix of evidence to offer an important reconceptualisation of women’s role in aristocratic society, and in doing so suggests new ways of looking at lordship and the ruling elite in the high middle ages. The book considers a wide range of literary sources such as chronicles, charters, seals and governmental records to draw out a detailed picture of noblewomen in the twelfth-century Anglo-Norman realm. It asserts the importance of the life-
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Author: Hans van Maane
Publisher: Amsterdam University Pre
Keywords: tot, dutch, van, toneelbestel, nederlandse, het
Number of Pages: 424
Published: 2009-07-21
ISBN-10: 9053562524
ISBN-13: 9789053562529

Hans van Maanen schetst een geschiedenis van de toneelwereld, niet van het toneel. De productie van toneel speelt in die wereld natuurlijk een zeer belangrijke rol, maar de aandacht gaat vooral uit naar de verandering van distributie van theater door de jaren heen. Ook de rol van de overheid - die onophoudelijk probeert de ontwikkelingen te volgen of beheersbaar te houden - wordt belicht. De auteur behandelt de geschiedenis van het toneelbestel op analytische wijze en besteedt daarnaast aandacht aan de belangrijkste knelpunten van het hedendaagse bestel: het kwaliteitsprobleem, de part
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Author: Luís Batalha
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press
Keywords: migration, diaspora, verdean, cape, archipelago, perspectives, transnational
Number of Pages: 300
Published: 2008
ISBN-10: 9053569944
ISBN-13: 9789053569948

The island nation of Cape Verde has given rise to a diaspora that spans the four continents of the Atlantic Ocean. Migration has been essential to the island since the birth of its nation and connections to faraway places continue to dominate its day-to-day life. This volume makes a significant contribution to the study of international migration and transnationalism by exploring the Cape Verdean diaspora through its geographic diversity and broad thematic range. Analyzing such themes in Cape Verdean transnationalism as music, language, the Internet, and gender relations, Transnational Archipe
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Author: Clare. Birchall
Publisher: Berg Publishers
Keywords: pop, knowledge
Number of Pages: 203
Published: 2006
ISBN-10: 1847883168
ISBN-13: 9781847883162

What do you believe? This title examines the popular knowledges that saturate our everyday experience. How valid is it when compared to official knowledge and why does such (mis)information cause so much institutional anxiety? It examines the range of knowledge, from conspiracy theory to plain gossip, and its role and impact in our culture.
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Author: GilbertJeremy
Publisher: Berg Publishers
Keywords: popular, politics, theory, radical, culture, anticapitalism
Number of Pages: 224
Published: 2008-01-01
ISBN-10: 1847884512
ISBN-13: 9781847884510

What does 'anticapitalism' really mean for the politics and culture of the twenty-first century? Anticapitalism is an idea which, despite going global, remains rooted in the local, persisting as a loose collection of grassroots movements and actions. Anticapitalism needs to develop a coherent and cohering philosophy, something which cultural theory and the intellectual legacy of the New Left can help to provide, notably through the work of key radical thinkers, such as Ernesto Laclau, Stuart Hall, Antonio Negri, Gilles Deleuze and Judith Butler. Anticapitalism and Culture argues that t
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Author: RoachCatherine M.
Publisher: Berg Publishers
Keywords: culture, popular, sex, stripping
Number of Pages: 224
Published: 2007-01-01
ISBN-10: 1847883478
ISBN-13: 9781847883476

At the heart of Stripping, Sex, and Popular Culture lies a very personal story, of author Catherine Roach’s response to the decision of her life-long best friend to become an exotic dancer. Catherine and Marie grew up together in Canada and moved to the USA to enroll in PhD programs at prestigious universities. For various reasons, Marie left her program and instead chose to work as a stripper. The author, at first troubled and yet fascinated by her friend’s decision, follows Marie’s journey into the world of stripping as an observer and analyst. She finds that this world rai
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