The Cambridge Economic History of Australia


Author: Simon Ville,Glenn Withers
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1316194485
Category: Business & Economics
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Australia's economic history is the story of the transformation of an indigenous economy and a small convict settlement into a nation of nearly 23 million people with advanced economic, social and political structures. It is a history of vast lands with rich, exploitable resources, of adversity in war, and of prosperity and nation building. It is also a history of human behaviour and the institutions created to harness and govern human endeavour. This account provides a systematic and comprehensive treatment of the nation's economic foundations, growth, resilience and future, in an engaging, contemporary narrative. It examines key themes such as the centrality of land and its usage, the role of migrant human capital, the tension between development and the environment, and Australia's interaction with the international economy. Written by a team of eminent economic historians, The Cambridge Economic History of Australia is the definitive study of Australia's economic past and present.

Mass Migration to Modern Latin America


Author: Samuel L. Baily,Eduardo José Míguez
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780842028318
Category: History
Page: 293
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It is well known that large numbers of Europeans migrated overseas during the century preceding the Great Depression of 1930, many of them to the United States. What is not well known is that more than 20 percent of these migrants emigrated to Latin America, significantly influencing the demographic, economic, and cultural evolution of many areas in the region. Mass Migration to Modern Latin America includes original contributions from more than a dozen leading scholars of the innovative new Latin American migration history that has emerged in the past 20 years. Though the authors focus primarily on the nature and impact of mass migration to Argentina and Brazil from 1870–1930, they place their analysis in broader historical and comparative contexts. Each section of the book begins with personal stories of individual immigrants and their families, providing students with a glimpse of how the complex process of migration played out in various situations. This book demonstrates the crucial impact of the mass migrations of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries on the formation of some Latin American societies.

Liberty, Authority, Formality

Political Ideas and Culture, 1600-1900
Author: John Morrow
Publisher: Andrews UK Limited
ISBN: 1845403967
Category: Political Science
Page: 360
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The essays in this volume are all inspired by the historical scholarship of J.C. Davis. During a prolific career, Davis has transformed our understanding of early modern utopian literature and its contexts, and compelled students of seventeenth-century English to re-evaluate the significance of movements and individuals who have had a prominent place in the historiography of the English Revolution. Davis's analyses of groups like the Levellers and individuals like Gerrard Winstanley and Oliver Cromwell has reoriented the inquiry around the contemporary moral themes of liberty, authority and formality-around which concepts this volume engages.

Landscapes of Protest in the Scottish Highlands after 1914

The Later Highland Land Wars
Author: Dr Iain J M Robertson
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 1472411390
Category: History
Page: 212
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In November 1918, the implementation of agrarian change in the Scottish Highlands threatened another wave of unemployment and eviction for the land-working population, which led to widespread and varied social protest. Those who had been away on war service (and their families) faced returning to exactly the same social and economic conditions in the Scottish Highlands they had hoped they had left behind in the struggle to make ‘a land fit for heroes’. Widespread and varied social protest rapidly followed. It argues that, previously, there has been a failure to capture fully the geography, chronology typology and rate of occurrence of these events. The book not only offers new insights and a greater understanding of what was happening in the Highlands in this period, but illustrates how a range of forms of protest were used which demand attention, not least for the fact that these events, unlike most of the earlier Land Wars period, were successful. There are functioning townships in the Highlands today that owe their existence to the land invasions of the 1920s. The book innovatively concentrates on formulating explanation and interpretation from within and looks to the crofting landscape as base, means and motive to disturbance and interpretation. It proposes that protest is much more convincingly understood as an expression of environmental ethics from 'the bottom up' coming increasingly into conflict with conservationist views expressed from 'the top down' It focuses on individual case studies in order to engage more convincingly with an important evidential base - that of popular memory of land disturbances - and to adopt a frame and lens through which to explore the fluid and contingent nature of protest performances. Based upon the belief that in the study of landscapes of social protest the old shibboleth of space as solely passive setting and symbolic register is no longer tenable is paid here to nature/culture interactions, to vernacular ecological beliefs and to the dynamic and formative role of landscape in people’s lifespaces. It suggests reading and engaging with event as text in anticipation of revealing their fluid and contingent nature rather than, as has previously been done, imposing single master narratives. Critically, this book draws on oral testimony. The view taken here is that historical events are dynamic. While written, primary source material is nearly always static - recording only particular 'moments' of an incident - oral testimony captures different 'moments' of the same event and, if interwoven with the written archival material as here proposed, can only enrich our understanding.

Scottish Diaspora


Author: Tanja Bueltmann
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
ISBN: 0748650628
Category: History
Page: 272
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This introductory history of the Scottish diaspora (c.1700 to 1945) explores migration, Scots' experiences where they landed and the reverse impact of this migration on Scotland. It examines the geographies of the diaspora and key theories, concepts and t

Guernsey, 1814-1914

Migration and Modernisation
Author: Rose-Marie Crossan
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: History
Page: 321
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First scholarly study devoted to Guernsey in the nineteenth century, as it changed from a francophone to an anglophone society.

Das Globalisierungs-Paradox

die Demokratie und die Zukunft der Weltwirtschaft
Author: Dani Rodrik
Publisher: C.H.Beck
ISBN: 9783406613517
Category:
Page: 415
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Ein Plädoyer gegen Hyperglobalisierung und für eine gewisse demokratische Renationalisierung der Wirtschaftspolitik.

Arbeitskräftebedarf bei hoher Arbeitslosigkeit

Ein ökonomisches Zuwanderungskonzept für Deutschland
Author: Klaus F. Zimmermann,Thomas K. Bauer,Holger Bonin,Rene Fahr,Holger Hinte
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3642561713
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 298
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Deutschland befindet sich in einem harten internationalen Wettbewerb um qualifizierte Arbeitskräfte. Dabei steht der aktuelle Fachkräftemangel nur scheinbar im Gegensatz zu einer anhaltend hohen Arbeitslosigkeit von Geringqualifizierten. Gewichtige demographische Argumente sprechen für eine gezielte Auswahl von Zuwanderern anhand arbeitsmarktbezogener Kriterien. Dieser Konstellation kann die Politik ohne eine ökonomischen Regeln gehorchende Steuerung der Zuwanderung nicht gerecht werden. Das Buch analysiert die kurz- und langfristige Engpaßsituation auf dem deutschen Arbeitsmarkt und entwickelt ein umfassendes Konzept zur Neugestaltung der Zuwanderung nach Deutschland.

Die Chancen der Globalisierung


Author: Joseph Stiglitz
Publisher: Siedler Verlag
ISBN: 3641051304
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 448
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Wir wissen, was an der Globalisierung faul ist. Joseph Stiglitz sagt uns, wie sie funktionieren kann. Der Nobelpreisträger Joseph Stiglitz kehrt mit diesem Buch zurück zu den Fragen seines Bestsellers »Die Schatten der Globalisierung«. Er untersucht, welche Veränderungen die Weltwirtschaftsordnung in den letzten Jahren erlebt hat und erläutert die großen politischen Herausforderungen, vor denen wir heute stehen. Vor allem entwickelt er seine Vision einer gerechteren Zukunft und zeigt konkrete Wege aus der Globalisierungsfalle auf. Der weltweite Wohlstand nimmt infolge der Globalisierung zwar insgesamt zu, doch auch das Gefälle zwischen Reich und Arm wird immer größer. Seitdem Stiglitz mit seinem Bestseller „Die Schatten der Globalisierung“ für Furore sorgte, hat sich das Bewusstsein für dieses Ungleichgewicht und für die Gefahren sozialer Ungerechtigkeit geschärft. Doch den zahlreichen Bekenntnissen für eine gerechtere Welt müssen nun politische Taten folgen. An diesem Punkt setzt das neue Buch des Wirtschaftsnobelpreisträgers an. Auf der Grundlage seiner wissenschaftlichen Forschung und seiner Erfahrungen in der politischen Praxis zeigt Stiglitz, wie die Chancen für positive Veränderungen, die in der fortschreitenden Globalisierung liegen, genutzt werden können. Dabei spricht er zahlreiche Themen an, die uns in Europa, in den USA aber auch in den sich entwickelnden Ländern auf den Nägeln brennen. Ob es um weltweites Outsourcing geht oder um Energieprobleme, die notwenige Reform des weltweiten Währungssystems oder die Kontrolle transnationaler Konzerne – stets behält Stiglitz das Machbare im Auge. Joseph Stiglitz ist Nobelpreisträger und auch hierzulande ein gefragter Autor.

Choice


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Academic libraries
Page: N.A
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Politik mit der Angst

Zur Wirkung rechtspopulistischer Diskurse
Author: Ruth Wodak
Publisher: Satzweiss.com
ISBN: 3902968192
Category: Political Science
Page: 254
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In ihrem Buch zeichnet Ruth Wodak den Weg rechtspopulistischer Parteien von den Rändern der politischen Landschaft in den Mainstream nach. Sie beschreibt, wie die politischen Akteure mit ebenso einfachen wie wirkungsvollen Mitteln ihren Parteien zu politischem Einfluss verhelfen und auch den Medien die Themen vorgeben.