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1. Annual report [ - 2019]

Journal/Periodical
v. : ill. ; 30 cm.
Green Library
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
Software/Multimedia
1 online resource (707 p.) : ill. (some col.), col. charts
"As cities continue to play an increasingly significant role in driving economic growth in many countries, competition among cities have shifted from the national level to the global arena. In this context, international benchmarks for cities are vital for businesses and individuals to make informed decisions. In particular, cost of living, wages and purchasing power are of great interest to employees, employers, multinational corporations and policy-makers as basic indicators tracking urban living standards. This publication by the Asia Competitiveness Institute (ACI) provides annual indices and rankings for cost of living for expatriates as well as indices and rankings for cost of living, wages and purchasing power for ordinary residents in 103 global cities since 2005. The ACI's study reflects salient differences in costs of living for expatriate and ordinary urban dwellers which arise from variations in their lifestyles and consumption preferences. This is of critical significance as cost of living for the former is usually conflated as that for the latter by the general public. In this book, we also delve into the analysis of the nexus between liveability, cost of living and purchasing power. We outline the trends and patterns of these benchmarks and explore if there are trade-offs between liveability and affordability. The ACI's study has received considerable interest from reputable media outlets such as the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) and the Edge Malaysia."-- Provided by publisher.
Book
xiii, 218 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • Preface * The Political Ecology of Agri-Food Systems * Realising Agro-neoliberalism in Brazil * Push and Hold the Agribusiness Frontier * The Rent of Agribusiness * Displacement, Replacement and Misplacement * Poverty in Rich Amazonian Ecosystems * Conclusions: Fields of Empty Grains.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138744660 20171121
Due to new production areas and persistent productivity gains, Brazil has consolidated its position as a global leader and even as a 'model' of commercial, integrated crop production. The country is now seen as an agricultural powerhouse that has a lot to offer in terms of reducing the prospect of a looming, increasingly global, food crisis. Agribusiness and the Neoliberal Food System in Brazil focuses on the intensification of Brazilian agribusiness as a privileged entry point into the politicised geography of globalised agri-food. Drawing on rich empirical analysis based around three fieldwork campaigns in the State of Mato Grosso, the book examines the connections between farming, markets and the apparatus of the state. The importance of agribusiness expansion within the wider politico-economic context of Brazilian neoliberalism is demonstrated, thus drawing broader conclusions about the main trends of agribusiness in the world today and providing recommendations for future research. This book will be of great interest to students and scholars of agribusiness, neoliberalism and global food production, as well as those interested in Brazil and Latin America more generally.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138744660 20171121
Green Library
Book
xxv, 488 pages : illustrations (some color), maps (some color) ; 25 cm.
  • Contents List of Figures and Tables Emperors of the Qing Dynasty Chinese Terms Weights and Measures Used during the Qing Dynasty Maps of China 0 Introduction â 0.1â Origins of this Book â 0.2â Historical Data Used â 0.3â Research Approach â 0.4â Previous Studies 1 Cultivated Land Area â 1.1â Why Official Qing Records are Not Accurate â 1.2â Actual Area of Land Cultivated during the Qing Dynasty 2 Grain Production: Per Unit Yield and Total Output â 2.1â Average Yield of Grain Crops â 2.2â Total Output of Grain 3 Grain Output Value â 3.1â Grain Price Data Used in this Study â 3.2â Value of Grain Output in Various Periods of the Qing Dynasty â 3.3â Production Cost and Value Added from Grain Production 4 Non-Grain Output Values and Total Agricultural Value â 4.1â Cash-Crop Output Value â 4.2â Output Value of Non-Crop-Based Agricultural Production and Gross Added Values of Overall Agriculture in the Qing Dynasty 5 Development and Underdevelopment of Agriculture in the Qing Dynasty â 5.1â The Zenith of Traditional Agriculture in China â 5.2â Limitations of Agricultural Development in the Qing Dynasty Appendix A: Population Appendix B: Cultivated Area Appendix C: Yield Per Unit Area Appendix D: Agrarian Structure, Rural Actors and Their Interaction in the System of Agricultural Production During the Qing Dynasty: Land Ownership, Peasants, Landlords and the State References Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9789004354920 20180115
In Agricultural Development in Qing China: A Quantitative Study, 1661-1911 SHI Zhihong offers for the first time an overview of agricultural development in Qing China in the English language. Being by far the largest sector in one of the largest economies in the world, understanding its development is crucial not only for agricultural studies, but also to advance economic debates such as on the Great Divergence. Combining the recent quantitative paradigm with the more traditional scholarly approach, this book uses a great number of primary sources to arrive at new and revised estimates of crucial indicators such as land acreage, crop yield, pasture, and total output. Its main conclusion is that a serious economic and social problem occurred since the mid-Qing, where agriculture was increasingly less able to feed a growing population, which was a major factor contributing to the growing crisis in the rule of the dynasty.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9789004354920 20180115
Green Library
Book
ix, 191 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • List of Figures and Boxes INTRODUCTION Doing development Many developments Success and failure Change and continuity Development in social context Development actors Economics and beyond Policy in context? An anthropological approach About anthropology Anthropology of development Applying anthropology in development work Aims of this book CHAPTER ONE: ANTHROPOLOGY OF DEVELOPMENT IN THEORY Development in context Anthropologists and development Development up close Anthropologists in development work Development actors: the people in the process Actors on the margins Anthropologists as development actors Developers as social actors Development knowledges: what people know The idea of development Indigenous knowledges Development logics Development institutions: what people do Culture and institutions Institutions and development Institutions across cultures Summary: Understanding development CHAPTER TWO: ANTHROPOLOGY OF DEVELOPMENT IN PRACTICE Stories of change on the ground Grassroots actors Invisible knowledges Institutions and power Learning from change on the ground Stories of development practice Actors in development practice Knowledge for development Old institutions and new Learning from development practice Summary: Lessons for practice CHAPTER THREE: AN ANTHROPOLOGICAL FRAMEWORK FOR DEVELOPMENT PRACTICE Framing and reframing development The dominant framework: Problems, targets, solutions An anthropological framework: contexts, actors, and resources The development landscape Development in context Unpacking actors Knowledges and logics Institutions and change Summary: Doing development anthropologically CHAPTER FOUR: APPLYING THE FRAMEWORK: TOOLS AND APPROACHES Assessment tools: Understanding contexts Tools for desktop assessment Tools for assessment workshops Community-based assessment tools Design tools: Crafting actions for change Visioning and planning tools Resourcing tools Implementation tools: Life on the development landscape Participatory governance tools Participatory management tools Evaluation tools: Learning and accountability Practice learning tools Accountability tools Tools for reflexive practice Working with anthropologists Summary: Tools and their uses CHAPTER FIVE: ANTHROPOLOGICAL RESPONSES TO DEVELOPMENT CHALLENGES A recipe for effectiveness? Poverty as a verb From participation to recognition The challenge of sustainability Summary: From challenges to opportunities? CHAPTER SIX: CONCLUSIONS: USING ANTHROPOLOGY IN DEVELOPMENT WORK Lesson One: Development abhors a vacuum Lesson Two: Development is always about people Lesson Three: Reframing is the key to change Anthropology for development, toward the future FURTHER READING Development case studies - useful collections Ethnographies of local economic development Unpacking the idea of development Anthropology of / for practice REFERENCES INDEX.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138932807 20171227
Anthropology for Development: From Theory to Practice connects cross-cultural social theory with the concerns of development policy and practice. It introduces the reader to a set of key ideas from the field of anthropology of development, and shows how these insights can be applied to solve real-world development dilemmas. This single, accessibly written volume clearly explains key concepts from anthropology and draws them into a development framework to address some of the important challenges facing development policy and practice in the twenty-first century: poverty, participation, sustainability and innovation. It discusses classic critical and ethnographic texts and more recent anthropological work, using rich case studies across a range of country contexts to provide an introduction to the field not available elsewhere. The examples presented are designed to help development professionals reframe their practice with attention to social and cultural variables as well as understand why mainstream approaches to reducing poverty, raising productivity, delivering social services and grappling with environmental risks often fail. This book will prove invaluable to the undergraduate and postgraduate students who are professionals-in-training in development studies programs around the world. It will also help development professionals work effectively and inclusively across cultures, tap into previously invisible resources, and turn current development challenges into opportunities.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138932807 20171227
Green Library
Book
viii, 140 pages : illustrations ; 18 cm.
  • Discovering your authentic leadership : why self-awareness is so critical / by Bill George, Peter Sims, Andrew N. McLean, and Diana Mayer
  • The authenticity paradox : to grow, you need to feel like a fake / by Herminia Ibarra
  • What bosses gain by being vulnerable : the psychology of human connection / by Emma Seppala
  • Practice tough empathy : when you care, you show your true self / by Rob Goffee and Gareth Jones
  • Cracking the code that stalls people of color : sacrificing identity to conform / by Sylvia Ann Hewlett
  • For a corporate apology to work, the CEO should look sad : make your emotions match your message / by Sarah Green Carmichael
  • Are leaders getting too emotional? : tears are OK if they're rare, an interview with Gautam Mukunda and Gianpiero Petriglieri / by Adi Ignatius and Sarah Green Carmichael.
Organizations require certain qualities and behaviors from their employees, so much so that many individuals feel they lose who they truly are. Leaders, especially, can struggle to be seen as authority figures when they feel uncertain or emotional. Can you ever really be yourself at work? This book shows you how to balance vulnerability, emotion, and authority, so that you can feel effective at work while also being true to yourself. You'll learn from the latest research who is most at risk for feeling inauthentic, what that means for engagement and credibility, and how to decide when is appropriate to just be yourself--or adapt to your company's culture and expectations.-- Provided by publisher
Business Library
Book
xvii, 268 pages : color illustrations, maps (some color) ; 22 cm.
This book deals with the consequences of the inclusion of African states and communities in the global aluminium chain. The so-called "New Scramble for Africa" of the 2000s illustrated how seriously African living conditions are affected by continuous cycles of boom and bust, and how strongly the quality of life currently depends on the investment decisions and corporate social responsibility policies of transnational corporations. Taking the example of the global production network of bauxite and aluminium, the author focuses on the socio-political aspects of this dependency, which he achieves through the conducting of a series of interviews with various involved parties.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319527055 20171030
Green Library
Book
1 online resource (1 volume) : illustrations
Book
xiii, 355 pages, 4 unummbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm.
  • A note on language
  • Introduction
  • Liberating free labor : vere foster and assisted Irish emigration to the United States, 1850-1865
  • Humanitarianism's markets : brokering the domestic labor of black refugees, 1861-1872
  • Chinese servants and the American colonial imagination : domesticity and opposition to restriction, 1865-1882
  • Controlling and protecting white women : the state and sentimental forms of coercion, 1850-1917
  • Bonded Chinese servants : domestic labor and exclusion, 1882-1924
  • Race and reform : domestic service, the great migration, and European quotas, 1891-1924
  • Epilogue
  • Notes
  • Index
  • About the author.
Green Library
Book
xxiv, 411 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • 1. An Overview of Business and Government Relations Robert Dibie, Ph.D. 2. Theories of Business and Government Relations Robert Dibie, Ph.D., and Josephine Dibie, DBA 3. Business and Government Relations in Burkina Faso Mariam Konate, Ph.D., Idrissa Quedraogo, Ph.D. and Pascal T. Kouaman 4. Business and Government Relations in Botswana Case Study: Ethical Dilemma in Alibaba Hospital Robert Dibie, Ph.D. and Ayandiji Daniel Aina, Ph.D. 5. Business and Government Partnership in Nigeria Case Study: Management Debacle at the City of Ozoro Robert Dibie, Ph.D. Felix M. Edoho, Ph.D. and Josephine Dibie, DBA 6. Government Relations and Business in Ghana Case Study: The Dynamics of Executive Leadership Leonard Gadzekpo, Ph.D. 7. Business and Government Relations in Somalia Yusuf Ahmed Nur, Ph.D. 8. Business and Government Relations in Sudan Muawya Hussien Ph.D. and Robert Dibie, Ph.D. 9. Business and Government Relations in Zimbabwe Case Study: Kome and Ojanigo Limited Liability Company Saliwe Kawewe, Ph.D. and Robert Dibie, Ph. D. 10. Business and Government Relations in Uganda Peter Ngwafu, Ph.D. and Robert Dibie, Ph.D. 11. Business and Government Relations in Ethiopia Josephine Dibie, DBA and Robert Dibie, Ph.D. 12. Corporate Takeover and Public Policy in South Africa Kealeboga J. Maphunye, Ph.D. and Robert Dibie, Ph.D. 13. Business and Government Relations in Cameroon Wilfred Gabsa, Ph. D. 14. Business and Government Relations in Tanzania Chinyeaka Justine Igbokwe-Ibeto, Ph.D. 15. Business and Government Relations in Kenya Case Study: Panoramic Corporate Social Responsibility Debacle Robert Dibie, Ph.D. Josephine Dibie, Ph.D. and Omolara M. Quadri, Ph.D. 16. Business - Government and Capacity Building in Africa Robert Dibie, Ph.D. and Felix M. Edoho, Ph.D.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138700093 20171002
This book endeavors to take the conceptualization of the relationship between business, government and development in African countries to a new level. In the twenty-first century, the interests and operations of government and business inevitably intersect all over the African continent. No government, federal or state, can afford to ignore the needs of business. But what are these needs, how does business express its needs to government and what institutions organize government-business relations in African countries? How should government regulate business, or should it choose to let the markets rule? Government and Business Relations in Africa brings together many of sub-Saharan African leading scholars to address these critical questions. Business and Government Relations in Africa examines the key players in the game-federal and state governments and business groups-and the processes that govern the relationships between them. It looks at the regulatory regimes that have an impact on business and provides a number of case studies of the relationships between government and economic development around the African continent, highlighting different processes and practices. It shows the latest state of knowledge on the topic and will be of interest both to students at an advanced level, academics and reflective practitioners. It addresses the topics with regard to business-government relations and will be of interest to researchers, academics, policymakers, and students in the fields of African politics, comparative politics, public policy, business and politics, sustainable development and sustainability, economic development, and managerial economics.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138700093 20171002
Green Library
Book
pages ; cm
  • Chapter 1: The Business of Humanity(R) Proposition Chapter 2: The Strategic Challenge Chapter 3: Responding to the Strategic Challenge Chapter 4: The Business of Humanity(R) Management Framework Chapter 5: Identity as Anchor, Beacon and Compass Chapter 6: Feed-Forward to a Visionary Future Chapter 7: Frugal Engineering, Not Jugaad! Chapter 8: Forming Business of Humanity(R) Strategies Chapter 9: The Promise of Business of Humanity(R) Strategies Appendix 1: Arvind Ltd: The Power of BoH Strategies Appendix 2: Ford in Camacari: BoH-Driven Sustainability as Strategy Appendix 3: Walmart in India: In Search of a BoH Strategy Appendix 4: SKS Microfinance and Bandhan: The Triumph of BoH Strategy.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138197466 20171218
Companies across the world, for a variety of reasons, are committing to incorporating social responsibility into their business models and finding that their profits are growing and their long-term sustainability is enhanced -- building "humanity" into their business models as the driver of economic, environmental and social sustainability. The Business of Humanity (BoH) proposition leads to humane decisions and actions that will increase the profits generated and, importantly, reduce missteps when entering a new and untested market. It responds to humankind in business decisions by recognizing and demonstrating the innovation and revenue growth potential of emerging markets at the bottom of the pyramid. This book is based on the lessons drawn from case studies and offfers a commonsense rationale for the power of the BoH proposition. The framework is pragmatic -- a framework and a process -- and enables companies to develop and confidently implement value-adding strategies based on the BoH proposition.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138197466 20171218
Book
xiv, 174 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
  • China's hydropower development in Africa and Asia: Implications for resource access and development Giuseppina Siciliano and Frauke UrbanRewards and Risks of Chinese Hydropower in the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) Stew Motta and Nathanial Matthews China's Investment in African Hydropower: How to Govern the Water-Energy-Nexus? Evidence from the Bui Dam in Ghana Oliver HensengerthBenchmarking the Environmental and Social Management Policies and Practices of Chinese Overseas Dam Builders Ying Qiu, Grace Mang and Peter BosshardThe political ecology of rising China: Case study of Chinese hydropower dams in Africa and Asia May Tan-Mullins, Frauke Urban, Grace MangThe environmental and social governance of the Bui Dam project in Ghana Paul W. K. Yankson, Kwadwo Owusu, Alex B. Asiedu The environmental and social governance of the Kamchay dam in Cambodia Giuseppina Siciliano, Frauke Urban, May Tan-Mullins, Lonn Pichdara and Sour KimProcess and Project Failures in Dam Building in Nigeria: The Case of Zamfara Hydropower Dam Olorunfemi Felix and Onwuemele AndrewChinese dam building, renewable energy and socioecological change in East Malaysia Fadzilah Majid Cooke, Gusni Saat, Frauke Urban, Giuseppina SicilianoChallenges and opportunities for sustainable global dam-building Frauke Urban and Giuseppina Siciliano.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138217546 20171211
In recent years, both Chinese overseas investment and hydropower development have been topics of increasing interest and research, with Chinese actors acting as financiers, developers, builders and sub-contractors. Chinese Hydropower Development in Africa and Asia explores the governance and socio-economic implications of large Chinese dams' development in low- and middle-income countries in Asia and Africa and asks how these big infrastructure projects promote sustainable local and national development in the recipient countries. The book first discusses general aspects of Chinese involvement in hydropower development in Africa and Asia, looking at political and economic aspects, before presenting selected case studies from large dams built and financed by Chinese actors in Asia and Africa. Based on these results, the book further makes recommendations on how to improve the planning, implementation and governance of large dams for sustainable global dam-building. This volume is a valuable resource for academics, researchers and scholars in the areas of Development, Environmental Studies, Politics and Economics.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138217546 20171211
Green Library
Book
1 online resource (1 volume) : illustrations.

16. Construction delays [2018]

Book
1 online resource.
Book
x, 194 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
  • Origins of the gender wage gap
  • Babysitters : pricing the priceless child (care)
  • Shop Girls : gender inequality in retail and service-sector jobs
  • Race, class, and gender inequality : an intersectional approach
  • Long term effects.
Green Library
Book
xxvii, 380 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
  • 1. VUCA EcosystemVUCA EcosystemFour Industrial GenerationsTrendsFrom Products to Services to ExperiencesTechnology AdvancementsDigital EconomyIntelligent AnalysisSMAC Technologies2. Aligning Business and IT StrategyBusiness StrategyInformation Technology and Information Systems (IT/IS)3. Enterprise Security TechnologiesConcept of SecurityIdentificationAuthenticationAuthorizationAccess ControlAccountabilityAudit4. Process-Driven OrganizationProcess-Oriented EnterpriseConcept of Business Process Management (BPM)Business Process Management (BPM)Enterprise BPM MethodologyBusiness Process Reengineering (BPR)Management by Collaboration (MBC)Collaboration TechnologiesSocial Software and Collaborative Systems and Tools5. AnalyticsDecisionsDecision-Making ProcessDecision-Making TechniquesDecision Support SystemsAnalyticsData Science TechniquesSnapshot of Data Analysis Techniques and Tasks6. Cloud Computing BasicsCloud DefinitionCloud CharacteristicsCloud Delivery ModelsCloud Deployment ModelsCloud BenefitsCloud Technologies7. Big Data ComputingBig DataTools and Techniques of Big DataNoSQL DatabasesAadhaar Project8. Web TechnologiesWeb-Based ApplicationsEvolution of the WebWeb ApplicationsSearch AnalysisWeb Analysis9. Social Network ApplicationsNetworksComputer NetworksSocial NetworksSocial Network Analysis (SNA)Text AnalysisSentiment Analysis10. Mobile ApplicationsMobile Computing ApplicationsMobile Web ServicesContext-Aware Mobile ApplicationsMobile Web 2.0Mobile Analytics11. Internet of Things (IoT) TechnologiesInternet of ThingsRFID (Radio Frequency Identification)Wireless Sensor NetworksSensor Data ProcessingSensor Database.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781498751285 20171218
"Vivek Kale's Creating Smart Enterprises goes smack-dab at the heart of harnessing technology for competing in today's chaotic digital era. Actually, for him, it's SMACT-dab: SMACT (Social media, Mobile, Analytics and big data, Cloud computing, and internet of Things) technologies. This book is required reading for those that want to stay relevant and win, and optional for those that don't." -Peter Fingar, Author of Cognitive Computing and business technology consultant Creating Smart Enterprises unravels the mystery of social media, mobile, analytics and big data, cloud, and Internet of Things (SMACT) computing and explains how it can transform the operating context of business enterprises. It provides a clear understanding of what SMACT really means, what it can do for smart enterprises, and application areas where it is practical to use them. All IT professionals who are involved with any aspect of a SMACT computing project will profit by using this book as a roadmap to make a more meaningful contribution to the success of their computing initiatives. This pragmatic book: Introduces the VUCA (volatility, uncertainty, complexity, and ambiguity) business ecosystem confronted by the businesses today. Describes the challenges of defining business and IT strategies and of aligning them as well as their impact on enterprise governance.Provides a very wide treatment of the various components of SMACT computing, including the Internet of Things (IoT) and its constituting technologies like RFID, wireless networks, sensors, and wireless sensor networks (WSNs). This book addresses the key differentiator of SMACT computing environments and solutions that combine the power of an elastic infrastructure with analytics. The SMACT environment is cloud-based and inherently mobile. Information management processes can analyze and discern recurring patterns in colossal pools of operational and transactional data. Analytics, big data, and IoT computing leverage and transform these data patterns to help create successful, smart enterprises.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781498751285 20171218
Green Library
Book
xii, 403 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
  • Acknowledgments Introduction: The Uneasy Promise of the Welfare State, by Alice Kessler-Harris 1. Historians Interpret the Welfare State, 1975-1995, by Maurizio Vaudagna Part I. Democracy and the Welfare State in Europe and the United States 2. Reconciling European Integration and the National Welfare State: A Neo-Weberian Perspective, by Maurizio Ferrera 3. Democracy After the Welfare State: An Interview, by Ira Katznelson Part II. Varieties of Retrenchment 4. Privatization and Self-Responsibility: Patterns of Welfare-State Development in Europe and the United States Since the 1990s, by Christian Lammert 5. Paradise Lost? Social Citizenship in Norway and Sweden, by Gro Hagemann 6. Social Citizenship in the U.S. Affordable Care Act, by Beatrix Hoffman 7. In the Shadow of Employment Precarity: Informal Protection and Risk Transfers in Low-End Temporary Staffing, by Sebastien Chauvin 8. From the Welfare State to the Carceral State: Whither Social Reproduction?, by Mimi Abramovitz Part III. Gender, the Family, and Social Provision 9. Family Matters: Social Policy, an Overlooked Constraint on the Development of European Citizenship, by Chiara Saraceno 10. Transforming Gendered Labor Policies in Sweden and the United States, 1960s-2000s, by Ann Shola Orloff 11. Breadwinner Liberalism and Its Discontents in the American Welfare State, by Robert O. Self Part IV. Possibilities of Resistance 12. Nationalism's Challenge to European Citizenship, Democracy, and Equality: Potential for Resistance from Transnational Civil Society, by Birte Siim 13. Poor-People Power: The State, Social Provision, and American Experiments in Democratic Engagement, by Marisa Chappell 14. Grassroots Challenges to Capitalism: An Interview, by Frances Fox Piven Selected Bibliography Contributors Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780231180344 20171218
After World War II, states on both sides of the Atlantic enacted comprehensive social benefits to protect working people and constrain capitalism. A widely shared consensus specifically linked social welfare to democratic citizenship, upholding greater equality as the glue that held nations together. Though the "two Wests, " Europe and the United States, differ in crucial respects, they share a common history of social rights, democratic participation, and welfare capitalism. But in a new age of global inequality, welfare-state retrenchment, and economic austerity, can capitalism and democracy still coexist? In this book, leading historians and social scientists rethink the history of social democracy and the welfare state in the United States and Europe in light of the global transformations of the economic order. Separately and together, they ask how changes in the distribution of wealth reshape the meaning of citizenship in a post-welfare-state era. They explore how the harsh effects of austerity and inequality influence democratic participation. In individual essays as well as interviews with Ira Katznelson and Frances Fox Piven, contributors from both sides of the Atlantic explore the fortunes of the welfare state. They discuss distinct national and international settings, speaking to both local particularities and transnational and transatlantic exchanges. Covering a range of topics-the lives of migrant workers, gender and the family in the design of welfare policies, the fate of the European Union, and the prospects of social movements-Democracy and the Welfare State is essential reading on what remains of twentieth-century social democracy amid the onslaught of neoliberalism and right-wing populism and where this legacy may yet lead us.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780231180344 20171218
Green Library
Book
xxix, 363 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm.
  • 1. Defining the DomainsProjects, Programs, and PortfoliosProjects and OperationsUnderstanding the RolesCommonalitiesDifferencesCompromise TerminologyDesired ResultConclusion on Ps, O, and TLoose EndsTowards Total Program Management2. Understanding the ProblemSynergyBusiness and Benefits Management: The Core ConceptsStructure of the Benefits Realization MapRecap on the Benefits Realization Mapping Technique3. A Life Cycle for Program Management, Benefits Management, and Business AnalysisCurrent Life CyclesModified Benefits Realization Life CycleClose-Up on the Benefits Realization Life CycleIntegrating Business Analysis and Project ManagementWorking with the Business AnalystCase Study: QERTS Merger4. Building an Integrated Business ModelBusiness Case DevelopmentContributions and AllocationsDescription of the Benefits Realization MapThe Business Transformation ExampleEstimating the Contribution FractionsApplying the Concepts to the QERTS ExampleAn Honest Business Case5. Calculating the ModelPicturing the ContributionsUnderstanding AllocationsSelecting the Algorithm for Determining the Allocation FractionsUsing the Contribution Values to Calculate the Allocation FractionsUsing the Contribution Shares to Calculate the Allocation FractionsCalculating the AllocationsDefining a Decision CriterionProof that the Fourth Option Satisfies the Criterion6. Disbenefits and Essential LinksAllowing for DisbenefitsEssential ContributionsApplying the Concept of Essential LinksCreating an Essential NetworkStructured Approach for Removing NodesRecalculating the Pruned Network7. Applying the BRM Approach to the QERTS ExampleAnalyzing Outcomes and Options: The QERTS ExampleRevising the ProgramAlternative QERTS ExampleIncluding Disbenefits in the QERTS Example8. A Generalized Approach to Scheduling and Cash FlowBackgroundNew ViewThe New Approach: Characterizing the ComponentsToward a Simplified Scheduling ModelExtensions to Other Scheduling MethodsApplying the VEST Approach to ProgramsAdditional DefinitionsApplying the VEST to the QERTS ExampleLinking Cash-Flow to the Schedule9. Total Risk and Issue ManagementBackgroundOverviewIssues. Risks. The TRIM ProcessGeneric versus Specific Risks10 Resource Capacity PlanningThe ChallengeSimple Operations Resourcing ModelApplying the New ModelImplementing the Erlang-Based ApproachAdvantages of the Erlang-Based ApproachPlanning the Required Organizational ChangesOrganizational Change Program11. ProcurementBackground: Innovative Contractor Engagement and the London Underground Bank Station Capacity UpgradeTendering LifecycleICE and the Benefits Realization Map (BRM)Modeling the Value of the OptionsThe Next Step: Tracking the Work12. Implementation Tracking-Earned BenefitThe Earned Benefit ApproachThe Component-Benefit MatrixEarned ValueFurther Development of the Earned Benefit CalculationsEarned Value and Earned Benefit Case StudyThe Earned Benefit SystemEarned Value Abbreviations, Parameters, and IndicatorsEarned Benefit Abbreviations and ValuesFurther Analysis of the Garden Services CaseRevisiting Earned BenefitApplying Earned Benefit for Status ReviewsCommunicating the InformationThe Benefits of Earned BenefitEarned Benefit Parameter Tables13. Business Key Performance IndicatorsSetting Key Performance IndicatorsOperational KPIsAgreeing on the QuestionsCategories of KPIsOperational KPIsModel-Related KPIsAnalyzing the KPIsAnalyzing the ModelExample Based on QERTS Model14. Stakeholder AnalysisStakeholder Interest and PowerMapping the Analysis onto the ModelQERTS ExampleFrom Analysis to Communications15. Communication-Why, How, and WhatUnderstanding HierarchiesAddressing Data, Knowledge, Information, and WisdomEffective CommunicationsInformation and CommunicationsThe Viable System ApproachFinale. Benefit Mapping the BookMapping the BookThe Book's Strategic BenefitsThe Book's InitiativesThe Book Review ModelAnalysis of the Book Review ModelAppendix. Carrying Out the CalculationsAcronymsGlossaryBibliography.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138033122 20171201
No one can disagree that benefits are good things. Whether you are responsible for projects, programs, or portfolios, you are increasingly expected to think-and act-in an appropriate benefits-driven way. However: Do you understand that what may be appropriate for a project may be inapplicable for a program? Can you avoid the trap of wishful thinking based on overinflated expectations and underestimated costs? Can you manage your program or portfolio from inception to final delivery in a consistent, benefits-focused way based on a single, coherent model? This book describes how Earned Benefit Program Management techniques provide an innovative, all-inclusive model and set of tools developed specifically to answer these questions. This model consolidates the key concepts of project, program, and portfolio management and ensures that all program and portfolio management steps are carried out based on a single, signed-off model in a consistent, verifiable manner within a consolidated life cycle. This approach guarantees alignment with strategic goals and constraints through every stage of a program. Case studies highlight the key features of the approach and provide important lessons and insights for managing programs. Although the ideas and concepts for each topic are fully consistent with existing standards and other published material, they are based on new thinking and go beyond current practice. They provide a set of original and powerful techniques that are applicable to both programs and portfolios in a wide range of business environments.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138033122 20171201
Green Library