Iran Revisited

Author: Ali Pirzadeh
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319304852
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This book examines Modern Iran through an interdisciplinary analysis of its cultural norms, history and institutional environment. The goal is to underline strengths and weaknesses of Iranian society as a whole, and to illustrate less prescriptive explanations for the way Iran is seen through a lens of persistent collective conduct rather than erratic historical occurrences. Throughout its history, Iran has been subject to many studies, all of which have diagnosed the country’s problem and prescribed solutions based on certain theoretical grounds. This book intends to look inward, seeking cultural explanations for Iran’s perpetual inability to improve its society. The theme in this book is based on the eloquent words of Nasir Khusrau, a great Iranian poet: “az mast ki bar mast”. The words are from a poem describing a self-adoring eagle that sees its life abruptly ended by an arrow winged with its own feathers—the bird is doomed by its own vanity. The closest interpretation of this idiom in Western Christian culture is “you reap what you sow”, which conveys a similar message that underlines one’s responsibility in the sense that, sooner or later, we must face the choices we make. This would enable us to confront – and live up to – what Iran’s history and culture have taught us.

Philippines Diplomatic Handbook

Author: USA International Business Publications
Publisher: Int'l Business Publications
ISBN: 1433039729
Size: 70.87 MB
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Philippines Diplomatic Handbook - Strategic Information and Developments

Handbook Of Family Policies Across The Globe

Author: Mihaela Robila
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1461467713
Size: 18.86 MB
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Family policy holds a particular status in the quest for a more equitable world as it intersects the rights of women, children, and workers. But despite local and global efforts and initiatives, the state of family policy in different areas of the world varies widely. Through a cross-section of countries on six continents, Family Policies Across the Globe offers the current state of the laws concerning family life, structure, and services, providing historical, cultural, and socioeconomic context. Lucidly written chapters analyze key aspects of family definition, marriage, child well-being, work/family balance, and family assistance, reviewing underlying social issues and controversies as they exist in each country. Details of challenges to implementation and methods of evaluating policy outcomes bring practical realities into sharp focus, and each chapter concludes with recommendations for improvement at the research, service, and governmental levels. The result is an important comparative look at how governments support families, and how societies perceive themselves as they evolve. Among the issues covered: Sierra Leone: toward sustainable family policies. Russia: folkways versus state-ways. Japan: policy responses to a declining population. Australia: reform, revolutions, and lingering effects. Canada: a patchwork policy. Colombia: a focus on policies for vulnerable families. Researchers , professors and graduate students in the fields of social policy, child and family studies, psychology, sociology, and social work will find in Family Policies Across the Globe a reference that will grow in importance as world events continue to develop.

Law On Violence Against Women

Author: Charu WaliKhanna
Publisher:
ISBN: 9788183872331
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This Book Attempts To Elucidate How Gender Discrimination And Violence Impact Our Lives Based Discrimination Is Of Gender Based Discrimination Is One Of The Fundamentals Of The Constitutional Edifice Of India. But Violence Against Women Is An Obstacle To The Achievement Of The Objective Of Equality And Violates And Impairs The Enjoyment By Women By Women Of Their Fundamental Rights. Violence Against Women Is Not Always Easily Assessed, Because Perpetrators Attempt To Justify Some Practices Based On Religious Or Cultural Customs. This Book Serves To Raise Awareness And Provoke Action In Addressing And Provoke Action In Addressing The Causes Of Gender-Based Violence. Not Only Has The Legislature Played A Proactive Role In Enacting Beneficial Legislation But Courts Have Also Taken An Uncompromising View In Several Areas Domestic Violence, Prenatal And Per-Conception Sex Selection, Sexual Crimes Etc. Cases Selected Are Those That Promote Opinion-Change And Positive Collective Action. The Aim Of This Is Empowerment By Spreading Knowledge And Increasing Awareness On Violence Against Women, Backed By Authoritative Case Law. The Book Has Been Formulated Like A Dictionary, Wherein Catch Words Have Been Identified Under Each Of Listed Sub-Heads And Catalogued In Alphabetical Order, That Should Facilitate Easy Access To Relevant Case Precedents.

The Max Planck Encyclopedia Of Public International Law

Author: Rudiger Wolfrum
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199657912
Size: 33.86 MB
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This index to the definitive reference work on international law contains detailed references to over 1,600 articles covering the full history and breadth of public international law, as well as other information to facilitate its use, such as tables and citation lists.

Against The Law

Author: Ching Kwan Lee
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520250974
Size: 69.14 MB
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This powerful study opens a critical perspective on the slow death of socialism and the rebirth of capitalism in the world's most dynamic and populous country. Based on remarkable fieldwork and extensive interviews in Chinese textile, apparel, machinery, and household appliance factories, Against the Law dissects the world of Chinese workers today and finds a rising tide of labor unrest mostly hidden from the world's attention. Intense working-class agitation is being spurred by massive unemployment of Mao's socialist proletariat in the northern rustbelt and by the exploitation of millions of young workers in the southern sunbelt. Providing a broad comparative political and economic analysis of the vast mosaic of this labor struggle together with unprecedented fine-grained ethnographic detail, the book portrays the multi-faceted humanity of the Chinese working class as their stories unfold in bankrupt state factories and global sweatshops, in crowded dormitories and remote villages, at heroic moments of street protests as well as in quiet disenchantment with the corrupt officialdom and the fledgling legal system.

Building Knowledge Economies

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Publisher: World Bank Publications
ISBN: 082136958X
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In many parts of the world, knowledge is being put to work to accelerate and deepen the development process, promoting innovation and helping to generate wealth and jobs. This book discusses advanced development strategies that take into account education, information and communication technology, infrastructure, innovation, and the prerequisite economic and institutional regimes.

Doing Business In China

Author: Judith Irwin
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781908534026
Size: 48.21 MB
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This IBE Paper offers a synopsis of the business ethics climate in China. It explores the operating environment for business and considers the cultural characteristics which underpin this. It also looks at current business ethics and corporate social responsibility trends in the Country and identifies the key ethical challenges that a business seeking to operate with high ethical standards in the Chinese market might encounter.