The Development of Science and Technology in Iran: Policies by Abdol S. Soofi, Mehdi Goodarzi

By Abdol S. Soofi, Mehdi Goodarzi

This publication examines the guidelines, conducts, and performances of enterprises tasked with constructing medium and excessive applied sciences in Iran. This assortment assists readers in realizing the interplay among assorted gamers contain within the means of Iran’s technology, expertise, and innovation improvement in particular know-how components during the last 20 years. Chapters from professional members are prepared into 3 themed elements: technological know-how and expertise coverage formula and implementation, results, and evaluate, together with techniques for extra improvement of technological studying in Iran.

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Human Rights-Based Community Practice in the United States by Kathryn R. Libal, Scott Harding

By Kathryn R. Libal, Scott Harding

This ebook is prepared round significant human rights issues, with a spotlight on neighborhood organizing to safe fiscal and social rights and to handle varieties of social exclusion and inequality within the usa. bankruptcy 1 presents an outline of human rights, highlighting the significance of rights-based perform for group social paintings. It lays the conceptual basis for a rights-based method of neighborhood perform, contrasting this system with traditional needs-based techniques inside group social paintings. Chapters 2 via four handle rights-based group perform during the lens of particular fiscal and social rights: overall healthiness, housing and nutrition. concentrating on neighborhood perform via neighborhood and state-wide campaigns for various rights offers an in-depth representation of the way a selected correct is outlined and profitable pathways to safe the perfect. bankruptcy five concludes the publication with examples of a number of the right way to determine human rights consciousness on the group point and prioritize neighborhood point efforts from a rights-based perspective.

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The Rise and Fall of a Socialist Welfare State: The German by Manfred G. Schmidt

By Manfred G. Schmidt

This publication offers a finished research of social coverage within the German Democratic Republic (GDR, 1949-1990), by means of an research of the “Social Union”, the transformation of social coverage within the technique of German unification in 1990. Schmidt’s research of the GDR additionally depicts commonalities and transformations among the welfare country in East and West Germany in addition to in different East ecu and Western nations. He concludes that the GDR used to be not able to deal with the trade-off among formidable social coverage pursuits and a deteriorating fiscal functionality. Ritter embeds his research of the Social Union in a basic examine of German unification, its foreign conditions and its family repercussions (1989-1994). He argues that social coverage performed a pivotal position in German unification, and that there has been no substitute to extending the West German welfare nation to the East. Ritter, a distinctive historian, bases his contribution on an award-winning research for which he drew on archival assets and interviews with key actors. Schmidt is a unique political scientist.

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Successful Grant Writing, : Strategies for Health and Human by Laura N. Gitlin PhD, Kevin J. Lyons PhD

By Laura N. Gitlin PhD, Kevin J. Lyons PhD

Up-to-date and revised 3rd variation of the traditional consultant to provide writing for wellbeing and fitness and human carrier execs in educational and perform settings. because the e-book of the 2d version in 2003, the furnish international has witnessed dramatic adjustments, from constraints in budgets to major modifications within the submission technique. This re-creation continues to be geared either to green provide writers and those that have had a few luck yet wish to extend their knowledge.

The booklet lays out an method of pondering supply writing and the required vocabulary and information to successfully learn a investment chance, ascertain its appropriateness to pursue your rules, and point improvement, and the strategies for employing for investment. This variation additionally comprises accelerated insurance of vital parts together with the right way to improve a provide price range, enforce powerful trans-disciplinary collaborations (an technique that's being recommended in lots of of the recent NIH investment opportunities), interpret reviewers' reviews, and deal with a supply undertaking upon its award.

As in past variations, every one bankruptcy is peppered with examples and worthy tables that summarize key issues; define particular inquiries to ask colleagues, software officials and directors to procure the serious info you would like for fulfillment; and appendices choked with particular examples and templates.

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Kommunalisierung der Energieversorgung: Eine explorative by Ivo Lormes

By Ivo Lormes

Ivo Lormes zeigt, dass der Kommunalisierungstrend in der Energieversorgung als Indikator eines zukunftsgerichteten Zeitalters kommunal(-energie-)wirtschaftlicher Betätigung gedeutet werden kann. Die sich dabei manifestierende neue Qualität institutioneller preparations interpretiert er als Indiz für eine ‚Gewährleistungskommune 2.0‘. Neben einer examine der seit 2005 in Deutschland erfolgten Stadtwerke-Gründungen werden in seinem Buch erstmals die im Rahmen dieser Kommunalisierungen ablaufenden politischen Prozesse fallstudienvergleichend untersucht. Dadurch wird eine systematische Ermittlung der Einflussfaktoren zu der Frage ermöglicht, warum manche Kommunen ihre Energieversorgung kommunalisieren und andere nicht.

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Acquisition and Loss of Nationality, Volume 2: Policies and by Rainer Bauböck, Eva Ersbøll, Kees Groenendijk, Harald

By Rainer Bauböck, Eva Ersbøll, Kees Groenendijk, Harald Waldrauch

Acquisition and lack of Nationality brings jointly a group of thirty researchers for an in-depth research of nationality legislation in all fifteen pre-2004 member states of the ecu Union. quantity One offers distinct comparisons of the citizenship legislation of all fifteen countries, whereas quantity comprises person reports of every country's legislation. jointly, the books are the main accomplished on hand source at the query of ecu nationality.

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The Gendered Effects of Electoral Institutions: Political by Miki Caul Kittilson

By Miki Caul Kittilson

In such a lot nations worldwide, ladies proceed to lag in the back of males in an array of political orientations and actions. realizing why this can be the case and why a few nations were extra winning than others at moderating gender gaps in political involvement is crucial for generating improved and extra consultant democracies. Cultural, socioeconomic, and political elements clarify a few of the gender gaps in political involvement, yet now not them all. during this publication, the authors argue that electoral associations attenuate gender gaps in mass political engagement and participation by means of drawing girls, an 'undertapped' constituency, into the democratic method. utilizing cross-national and country-specific analyses, the authors convey that electoral associations play a complementary and critical position in lowering gender gaps in political involvement. The cross-national analyses draw on comparative survey facts from a variety and massive variety of nations. The case reviews draw out the tactics underlying alterations in political attitudes and behaviors with facts from 4 state reports: New Zealand, Russia, France, and Uruguay. All 4 international locations have altered their electoral associations, both via large-scale reform of the electoral method itself or adopting gender quotas, permitting the authors to envision styles of political involvement pre- and post-reform. The booklet unearths that inclusive electoral structures that produce extra proportional electoral results have greater results on women's political engagement and participation than on men's. Gender quotas additionally mediate women's engagement and participation, yet to a lesser measure. mainly, the publication concludes that electoral principles designed to advertise social inclusion in parliament are severe for selling social staff inclusion one of the electorate.

Comparative Politics is a chain for college kids, lecturers, and researchers of political technological know-how that offers with modern executive and politics. international in scope, books within the sequence are characterized by means of a tension on comparative research and robust methodological rigour. The sequence is released in organization with the eu Consortium for Political learn. for additional info stopover at: www.ecprnet.eu. The Comparative Politics Series is edited by way of Professor David M. Farrell, institution of Politics and diplomacy, collage collage Dublin, Kenneth Carty, Professor of Political technology, college of British Columbia, and Professor Dirk Berg-Schlosser, Institute of Political technology, Philipps college, Marburg.

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