Aktuelle Probleme des Wissenschaftsrechts: Arbeitstagung anlässlich der Eröffnung des Instituts für Öffentliches Recht
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Aktuelle Probleme des Wissenschaftsrechts

Wissenschaft meint seit jeher nicht nur theoretische Reflexion, sondern immer auch gesellschaftliche Praxis. Heute steht diese Praxis, die Welt der modernen Wissenschaften und ihrer institutionellen Formen mitten im Strom tiefgreifender Veränderungen – Exzellenzinitiativen und Clusterbildung, Studiengebührenfinanzierung und Bologna-Prozess, Wettbewerbsstrukturen, Globalhaushalte und externe Management-Maßstäbe sind hierfür nur einige...

The Economics of Soybean Disease Control
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The Economics of Soybean Disease Control

Worldwide soybean crop yields can achieve USD$130 billion per year in farm-level sales, but around 13% of these yields are lost to disease. Effective disease management could generate significant economic benefits, and while disease management strategies do exist, their application remains limited among producers, often due to an incomplete understanding of disease incidence and severity, as well as perceived complexities of these st...

Social Interaction and Organizational Change: Aston Perspectives on Innovation Networks
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Social Interaction and Organizational Change

This book provides a detailed, multi-disciplinary analysis of innovation networks in a variety of organisational settings. All the contributors are employed at Aston Business School, which is one of the UK's foremost institutions in terms of both teaching and research. The book illustrates the way in which innovation networks are formed and sustained in a variety of organisational settings: the public sector, public-private collabora...

The New Sovereignty: Compliance with International Regulatory Agreements
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The New Sovereignty: Compliance with International Regulatory Agreements

Bridging legal and political science scholarship, this unique book is an important contribution to the literature on treaty compliance and international regimes. Harvard Law School professor Chayes and his wife, both recognized experts on dispute settlement, approach this issue in the context of a "new sovereignty" characterized by complex networks of global cooperation and interdependence. Invoking numerous examples, all meticulousl...

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The Handbook of Microfinance

The Handbook of Microfinance showcases an expansive collection of works from leading academics and field practitioners. In an attempt to understand the enormous gap between the limited number of clients that are currently benefiting from microfinance services, and the huge number of potential clients that are not, the selected contributions in this comprehensive handbook have one common thread: the prevailing mismatch between demand ...

Work and Organizations in China After Thirty Years of Transition (Research in the Sociology of Work)
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Work and Organizations in China After Thirty Years of Transition

Thirty years of economic change have fundamentally altered the nature of organizations and work in China. This volume brings together current research by many of the top scholars studying these issues and provides a glimpse into the state of thinking on organizations and work at the start of the fourth decade of transition. The topics covered include the continued transition of State Owned Enterprises, the emergence of asset manageme...

Reforming Intergovernmental Fiscal Relations And The Rebuilding of Indonesia: The ''Big Bang'' Program And Its Economic Consequ
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Reforming Intergovernmental Fiscal Relations And The Rebuilding of Indonesia

Indonesia is currently facing some severe challenges, both in political affairs and in economic management. One of these challenges is the recently enacted decentralization program, now well underway, which promises to have some wide-ranging consequences. This edited volume presents original papers, written by a select group of widely recognized and distinguished scholars, that take a hard, objective look at the many effects of decen...

Private Sector Tourism in Conservation Areas in Africa
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Private Sector Tourism in Conservation Areas in Africa

In Africa's protected areas, tourism involves numerous stakeholders interacting in various partnerships and relationships. These stakeholders include governments, communities, NGOs, the private sector, and academics. Through the use of extensive case studies from throughout Africa, this book presents guidelines to ensure optimal benefits for stakeholders as well as promoting the sustainability of tourism in Africa. It includes descri...

The Unknowers: How Strategic Ignorance Rules the World
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The Unknowers: How Strategic Ignorance Rules the World

Why have so few companies or people been held responsible for the catastrophic effects of the global financial crisis? Why are there repeated controversies over the safety of some of the world's bestselling pharmaceuticals? Unpacking a range of high profile examples—from the 2016 US presidential elections to the scandals surrounding News International—Linsey McGoey reveals how ignorance is more than just an absence of knowledge, but ...

Latin American Neostructuralism: The Contradictions of Post-Neoliberal Development
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Latin American Neostructuralism: The Contradictions of Post-Neoliberal Development

This landmark work is the first sustained critique of Latin American neostructuralism, the prevailing narrative that has sought to replace “market fundamentalism” and humanize the “savage capitalism” imposed by neoliberal dogmatism. Fernando Leiva analyzes neostructuralism and questions its credibility as the answer to the region’s economic, political, and social woes. Recent electoral victories by progressive governments in Latin Am...