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  • 1
    Online Resource
    Online Resource
    2019-2020
    ISBN: 9780691198873 
    Person(s): Chorev, Nitsan
    Title: Give and Take
    Subtitle: Developmental Foreign Aid and the Pharmaceutical Industry in East Africa
    Publisher(s): Princeton University Press
    Year of publication: 2019-2020
    Document type: Online Resource
    ISBN: 9780691198873
    Terms of use: Vorläufiger Zugriff bis zum Jahresende
    Abstract: Give and Take looks at local drug manufacturing in Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda, from the early 1980s to the present, to understand the impact of foreign aid on industrial development. While foreign aid has been attacked by critics as wasteful, counterproductive, or exploitative, Nitsan Chorev makes a clear case for the effectiveness of what she terms "developmental foreign aid."Against the backdrop of Africa's pursuit of economic self-sufficiency, the battle against AIDS and malaria, and bitter negotiations over affordable drugs, Chorev offers an important corrective to popular views on foreign aid and development. She shows that when foreign aid has provided markets, monitoring, and mentoring, it has supported the emergence and upgrading of local production. In instances where donors were willing to procure local drugs, they created new markets that gave local entrepreneurs an incentive to produce new types of drugs. In turn, when donors enforced exacting standards as a condition to access those markets, they gave these producers an incentive to improve quality standards. And where technical know-how was not readily available and donors provided mentoring, local producers received the guidance necessary for improving production processes.Without losing sight of domestic political-economic conditions, historical legacies, and foreign aid's own internal contradictions, Give and Take presents groundbreaking insights into the conditions under which foreign aid can be effective
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  • 2
    Online Resource
    Online Resource
    2019-2020
    ISBN: 9780813594743 
    Person(s): Hanna, Erin
    Title: Only at Comic-Con
    Subtitle: Hollywood, Fans, and the Limits of Exclusivity
    Publisher(s): Rutgers University Press
    Year of publication: 2019-2020
    Document type: Online Resource
    ISBN: 9780813594743
    Terms of use: Vorläufiger Zugriff bis zum Jahresende
    Abstract: When the San Diego Comic-Con was founded in 1970, it provided an exclusive space where fans, dealers, collectors, and industry professionals could come together to celebrate their love of comics and popular culture. In the decades since, Comic-Con has grown in size and scope, attracting hundreds of thousands of fans each summer and increased attention from the media industries, especially Hollywood, which uses the convention's exclusivity to spread promotional hype far and wide. What made the San Diego Comic-Con a Hollywood destination? How does the industry's presence at Comic-Con shape our ideas about what it means to be a fan? And what can this single event tell us about the relationship between media industries and their fans, past and present? Only at Comic-Con answers these questions and more as it examines the connection between exclusivity and the proliferation of media industry promotion at the longest-running comic convention in North America
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  • 3
    Online Resource
    Online Resource
    2020
    Title: The Culture of Capital Punishment in Japan
    Publisher(s): Springer
    Document type: Online Resource
    Physical description: 1 electronic resource (125 pages)
    ISBN (invalid): 9783030320867
    Identifier: 10.1007/978-3-030-32086-7
    Footnote: English
    Abstract: This open access book provides a comparative perspective on capital punishment in Japan and the United States. Alongside the US, Japan is one of only a few developed democracies in the world which retains capital punishment and continues to carry out executions on a regular basis. There are some similarities between the two systems of capital punishment but there are also many striking differences. These include differences in capital jurisprudence, execution method, the nature and extent of secrecy surrounding death penalty deliberations and executions, institutional capacities to prevent and discover wrongful convictions, orientations to lay participation and to victim participation, and orientations to "democracy" and governance. Johnson also explores several fundamental issues about the ultimate criminal penalty, such as the proper role of citizen preferences in governing a system of punishment and the relevance of the feelings of victims and survivors.
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  • 4
    Online Resource
    Online Resource
    2020
    Title: Enabling Sustainable Energy Transitions
    Publisher(s): Springer
    Document type: Online Resource
    Physical description: 1 electronic resource (168 pages)
    ISBN (invalid): 9783030268916
    Identifier: 10.1007/978-3-030-26891-6
    Footnote: English
    Abstract: This open access book reframes sustainable energy transitions as being a matter of resolving accountability crises. It demonstrates how the empirical study of several practices of legitimation can analytically deconstruct energy transitions, and presents a typology of these practices to help determine whether energy transitions contribute to sustainability. The real-world challenge of climate change requires sustainable energy transitions. This presents a crisis of accountability legitimated through situated practices in a wide range of cases including: solar energy transitions in Portugal, urban energy transitions in Germany, forestland conflicts in Indonesia, urban carbon emission targets in Norway, transport electrification in the Nordic region, and biodiversity conservation and energy extraction in the USA. By synthesising these cases, chapters identify various dimensions wherein practices of legitimation construct specific accountability relations. This book deftly illustrates the value of an analytical approach focused on accountable governance to enable sustainable energy transitions. It will be of great use to both academics and practitioners working in the field of energy transitions
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  • 5
    Title: Deltas in the Anthropocene
    Publisher(s): Springer
    Document type: Online Resource
    Physical description: 1 electronic resource (282 pages)
    ISBN (invalid): 9783030235178
    Identifier: 10.1007/978-3-030-23517-8
    Footnote: English
    Abstract: The Anthropocene is the human-dominated modern era that has accelerated social, environmental and climate change across the world in the last few decades. This open access book examines the challenges the Anthropocene presents to the sustainable management of deltas, both the many threats as well as the opportunities. In the world's deltas the Anthropocene is manifest in major land use change, the damming of rivers, the engineering of coasts and the growth of some of the world's largest megacities; deltas are home to one in twelve of all people in the world. The book explores bio-physical and social dynamics and makes clear adaptation choices and trade-offs that underpin policy and governance processes, including visionary delta management plans. It details new analysis to illustrate these challenges, based on three significant and contrasting deltas: the Ganges-Brahmaputra-Meghna, Mahanadi and Volta. This multi-disciplinary, policy-orientated volume is strongly aligned to the United Nation's Sustainable Development Goals as delta populations often experience extremes of poverty, gender and structural inequality, variable levels of health and well-being, while being vulnerable to extreme and systematic climate change
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  • 6
    Online Resource
    Online Resource
    Reprint 2019 2020
    ISBN: 9783110895971 
    Contributer: Campos Boralevi, Lea , Cranston, Maurice
    Title: Culture et Politique / Culture and Politics
    Edition: Reprint 2019
    Publisher(s): De Gruyter
    Year of publication: 2020
    Document type: Online Resource
    ISBN: 9783110895971
    Terms of use: Vorläufiger Zugriff bis zum Jahresende
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  • 7
    Online Resource
    Online Resource
    Reprint 2019 2020
    ISBN: 9783110852028 
    Contributer: Andreß, Hans-Jürgen
    Title: Fünf Jahre danach
    Subtitle: Zur Entwicklung von Arbeitsmarkt und Sozialstruktur im vereinten Deutschland
    Edition: Reprint 2019
    Publisher(s): De Gruyter
    Year of publication: 2020
    Document type: Online Resource
    ISBN: 9783110852028
    Terms of use: Vorläufiger Zugriff bis zum Jahresende
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  • 8
    Title: Research handbook on gender, sexuality and the law
    Publisher(s): Cheltenham, UK ; Northampton, MA, USA : Edward Elgar Publishing
    Document type: Book
    Physical description: xv, 529 Seiten Illustrationen
    Collective title(s): Research handbooks in law and society series
    ISBN: 978-1-78811-114-0
    Parallel edition(s): Erscheint auch als: Online-Ausgabe: 978-1-7811-115-7
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  • 9
    Title: Computational Conflict Research
    Publisher(s): Springer
    Document type: Online Resource
    Physical description: 1 electronic resource (264 pages)
    ISBN (invalid): 9783030293338
    Identifier: 10.1007/978-3-030-29333-8
    Footnote: English
    Abstract: This open access book brings together a set of original studies that use cutting-edge computational methods to investigate conflict at various geographic scales and degrees of intensity and violence. Methodologically, this book covers a variety of computational approaches from text mining and machine learning to agent-based modelling and social network analysis. Empirical cases range from migration policy framing in North America and street protests in Iran to violence against civilians in Congo and food riots world-wide. Supplementary materials in the book include a comprehensive list of the datasets on conflict and dissent, as well as resources to online repositories where the annotated code and data of individual chapters can be found and where (agent-based) models can be re-produced and altered. These materials are a valuable resource for those wishing to retrace and learn from the analyses described in this volume and adapt and apply them to their own research interests. By bringing together novel research through an international team of scholars from a range of disciplines, Computational Conflict Research pioneers and maps this emerging field. The book will appeal to students, scholars, and anyone interested in the prospects of using computational social sciences to advance our understanding of conflict dynamics
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  • 10
    Online Resource
    Online Resource
    2019-2020
    ISBN: 9780812296594 
    Title: States of Dispossession
    Subtitle: Violence and Precarious Coexistence in Southeast Turkey
    Publisher(s): University of Pennsylvania Press
    Year of publication: 2019-2020
    Document type: Online Resource
    ISBN: 9780812296594
    Terms of use: Vorläufiger Zugriff bis zum Jahresende
    Abstract: The military conflict between the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) and the Turkish Armed Forces has endured over the course of the past three decades. Since 1984, the conflict has claimed the lives of more than 45,000 civilians, militants, and soldiers, as well as causing thousands of casualties and disappearances. It has led to the displacement of millions of people and caused the forced evacuation of nearly 4,000 villages and towns. Suspended periodically by various cease-fires, the conflict has been a significant force in shaping many of the ethnic, social, and political enclaves of contemporary Turkey, where contradictory forms of governance have been installed across the Kurdish region.In States of Dispossession, Zerrin Özlem Biner traces the violence of the protracted conflict in the Kurdish region through the lens of dispossession. By definition, dispossession implies the act of depriving someone of land, property, and other belongings as well as the result of such deprivation. Within the fields of Ottoman and contemporary Turkish studies, social scientists to date have examined the dispossession of rights and property as a technique for governing territory and those citizens living at its margins. States of Dispossession instead highlights everyday experiences in an attempt to understand the persistent and intangible effects of dispossession. Biner examines the practices and discourses that emerge from local memories of unspoken, irresolvable histories and the ways people of differing religious and ethnic backgrounds live with the remains of violence that is still unfolding. She explores the implicit knowledge held by ordinary people about the landscape and the built environment and the continuous struggle to reclaim rights over dispossessed bodies and places
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