Inside Immigration Law

Migration Management and Policy Application in Germany
Author: Tobias G. Eule
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317116178
Category: Law
Page: 172
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Inside Immigration Law analyses the practice of implementing immigration law, examining the different political and organisational forces that influence the process. Based on unparalleled academic access to the German migration management system, this book provides new insights into the ’black box’ of regulating immigration, revealing how the application of immigration law to individual cases can be chaotic, improvised and sometimes arbitrary, and either informed or distorted by the complex, politically laden and changeable nature of both German and EU immigration laws. Drawing on extensive empirical material, including participant observation, interviews and analyses of public as well as confidential documents in German immigration offices, Inside Immigration Law unveils the complex practices of decision-making and work organisation in a politically contested environment. A comparative, critical evaluation of the work of offices that examines the discretion and client interactions of bureaucrats, the management of legal knowledge and symbolism and the relationships between immigration offices and external political forces, this book will be of interest to sociologists, legal scholars and political scientists working in the areas of migration, integration and the study of work and organisations.

Handbook on Organisational Entrepreneurship

Author: Daniel Hjorth
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
ISBN: 1781009058
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 496
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ÔDaniel Hjorth is justifiably famous for thinking differently about those things Òwe all knowÓ, and this Handbook adds fuel to that fire. The Handbook reasserts the intellectual and practical primacy of organizational creation as the driving force of entrepreneurship. By getting some of the best minds in entrepreneurship to explore and speculate on the organizational aspects of entrepreneurship, this Handbook reframes and repositions entrepreneurship as the organizing trope for the postindustrial age.Õ Ð Jerome Katz, Saint Louis University, US This Handbook brings together pioneering, original work on organisational entrepreneurship. It provides a broad coverage and rich agenda for future research and teaching on the entrepreneurship-organisation relationship. Organisational entrepreneurship represents an interdisciplinary field of research that relates organisation, entrepreneurship and innovation studies in new ways. This Handbook establishes the scope of this interdisciplinary domain, challenges our perception of relationships between organisation(s) and entrepreneurship, and asks new questions central to our capacity to describe, analyse and understand organisational entrepreneurship. Providing a broad and rich set of examples of interdisciplinary research and bridging the fields of strategic management, organisation studies, entrepreneurship, innovation, art and aesthetics, this important compendium will prove invaluable to graduate students and scholars in these fields.

Migrants Before the Law

Contested Migration Control in Europe
Author: Tobias G. Eule,Lisa Marie Borrelli,Annika Lindberg,Anna Wyss
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319987496
Category: Political Science
Page: 264
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This book traces the practices of migration control and its contestation in the European migration regime in times of intense politicization. The collaboratively written work brings together the perspectives of state agents, NGOs, migrants with precarious legal status, and their support networks, collected through multi-sited fieldwork in eight European states: Austria, Denmark, Germany, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Sweden and Switzerland. The book provides knowledge of how European migration law is implemented, used, and challenged by different actors, and of how it lends and constrains power over migrants’ journeys and prospects. An ethnography of law in action, the book contributes to socio-legal scholarship on migration control at the margins of the state.

Un/knowing Bodies

Author: Joanna Latimer,Michael Schillmeier
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
Category: Social Science
Page: 272
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Leading international authors from across the social science disciplines explore the contemporary re-theorizing of bodies as known, knowing and unknowing. Presents cutting-edge research on ageing, disability, and biomedicine, together with original philosophical debates about the body and embodiment Offers exciting and creative approaches to researching disembodiment and to the practice, organization, and conduct of care Original exploration of contemporary theory and social philosophy on the body Includes innovative and creative approaches to care and primary research in medicine, genetics, disability, and ageing studies

Contemporary Organization Theory

Author: Campbell Jones,Rolland Munro
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
ISBN: 9781405132275
Category: Social Science
Page: 320
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This research monograph reviews the advances in thinking about organization, but also articulates a vision of the possible future of organization theory. Introduces and evaluates the work of eighteen key theorists writing over the last two decades. Comments directly on the approach of those writers who have most stimulated and enlargened the recent study of organization. Articulates a vision of the possible future of organization theory.

Space Travel and Culture

From Apollo to Space Tourism
Author: David Bell,Martin Parker
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
ISBN: 9781405193320
Category: Social Science
Page: 232
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Explores the significance of the first Apollo moon landing and how the countless books, films, and products associated with factual space fiction had an affect on popular culture and artistic practice, but not social sciences and humanities Investigates how a topic is hugely important in popular culture, but almost invisible in the academy, and how it makes us want to ask questions about visibility, or perhaps self-censorship Evaluates how little impact the space age actually had on the social sciences and humanities - partly because its combination of military-industrial cold war politics, combined with patriarchy and big science, sits uneasily with contemporary thought in these areas Provides an interdisciplinary collection of essays on various aspects of NASA, the moon landing, and the commercialization of space generally The book travels from hard engineering to space romance, echoing the variety of attempts to blur science and culture

Nature, Society and Environmental Crisis

Author: Bob Carter
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
ISBN: 9781405193337
Category: Nature
Page: 256
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"Many of the chapters in the present volume were first presented at the 2008 BSA Annual Conference 'Social Worlds, Natural Worlds' held at the University of Warwick."--Acknowledgments.

Market Devices

Author: Michel Callon,Yuval Millo,Fabian Muniesa
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
Category: Social Science
Page: 326
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Embodying Sociology

Retrospect, Progress and Prospects
Author: Chris Shilling
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
ISBN: 9781405167949
Category: Social Science
Page: 208
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A study of ‘the body’ - one of the fastest growing, most influential, and most contested subjects in the social sciences and humanities. Includes cutting edge contributions from Europe, America and Asia Brings together a series of theoretical, methodological and empirical analyses by leading international exponents of body studies Explores the structural, interactional and phenomenological features of human embodiment Connects the concerns of classical sociologists to new advances in social theory, anthropology, feminism and social research Introduces the study of ‘body pedagogics’ Takes the sociological study of the body in an exciting new direction and opens up new horizons for the sociological imagination

Remembering elites

Author: Michael Savage,Karel Williams
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
ISBN: 9781405185462
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 295
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This collection will be essential reading for all those interested in the intimate relationship between elites and the remaking of present day capitalism. Investigates how in the last thirty years elites have been forgotten in social sciences but remembered as capitalism Brings together an interdisciplinary team of contributors including sociologists, anthropologists, political scientists,and management researchers all arguing for and demonstrating the need to resume elite studies Tackles the paradox of memory and forgetting by explaining how neo-positivism and post-structuralist theory both marginalised elites as intellectual object while financialized capitalism created lucrative new elite positions Evaluates the historical changes since Thatcher and Reagan and explores the changing elite cultures in the civil service Explores the possibilities of a Bourdieusian, comparative analysis of business and finance within British and French business networks Includes essays which balance the concern with financialization on cultural elites and consumption of elites Considers whether there is still an ‘intellectual’ cultural elite and contributes empirical studies of elite consumption in the UK

Organizational theory and public policy

Author: Richard H. Hall,Robert E. Quinn
Publisher: Sage Publications, Inc
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 304
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Organizations both make and implement policy, and policy is most often directed at organizations. Yet the complex interaction between policy and organization is not often studied. The essays in this volume apply the insights of organization studies to the study of policy. They also deal with political and economic issues that are often passed over by organization studies. The contributors discuss the increasing political influence of large corporations, the limits to rationality in regulation, policy for specific issues such as care for the elderly, and issues of organization theory. Each essay considers the contributions that policy and organization studies can make to these issues.

Social Theory and the Urban Question

Author: Peter Saunders
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135685916
Category: Science
Page: 312
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Social Theory and the Urban Question offers a guide to, and a critical evaluation of key themes in contemporary urban social theory, as well as a re-examination of more traditional approaches in the light of recent developments and criticism. Dr Saunders discusses current theoretical positions in the context of the work of Marx, Weber and Durkheim. He suggests that later writers have often misunderstood or ignored the arguments of these 'founding fathers' of the urban question. Dr Saunders uses his final chapter to apply the lessons learned from a review of their work in order to develop a new framework for urban social and political analysis. This book was first published in 1981.

Making Projects Critical

Author: Damian Hodgson,Svetlana Cicmil
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 1137192305
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 376
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Making Projects Critical is an edited collection contributed by a range of international scholars linking the area of project management with critical management perspectives. Challenging recent debates on inherent problems in project management, the text considers project management within a wider organizational and societal context.

Pierre Bourdieu and Physical Culture

Author: lisahunter,Wayne Smith,elke emerald
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134115016
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 200
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The work of French sociologist, anthropologist and philosopher Pierre Bourdieu has been influential across a set of cognate disciplines that can be classified as physical culture studies. Concepts such as field, capital, habitus and symbolic violence have been used as theoretical tools by scholars and students looking to understand the nature and purpose of sport, leisure, physical education and human movement within wider society. Pierre Bourdieu and Physical Culture is the first book to focus on the significance of Bourdieu’s work for, and in, physical culture. Bringing together the work of leading and emerging international researchers, it introduces the core concepts in Bourdieu’s thought and work, and presents a series of fascinating demonstrations of the application of his theory to physical culture studies. A concluding section discusses the inherent difficulties of choosing and using theory to understand the world around us. By providing an in-depth and multi-layered example of how theory can be used across the many and varied components of sport, leisure, physical education and human movement, this book should help all serious students and researchers in physical culture to better understand the importance of social theory in their work.

Current Perspectives in Social Theory

Author: Scott G. McNall,Gary N. Howe
Publisher: Jai Pr
ISBN: 9780892325313
Category: Sociology
Page: 328
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Current Perspectives in Social Theory presents essays on the major issues in contemporary theoretical work in sociology, providing both a critical overview of the development of major debates and original formulations by specialists working in various fields. Emphasis is put upon the presentation of new developments in special areas. Intended to cover the discipline as a whole, Current Perspectives in Social Theory seeks to maintain a balance between the general and the particular by dividing each volume into two parts, the first consisting of field statements by recognized academics in major areas of sociology, the second consisting of pieces focused on more detailed theoretical issues.