Author: Antoine Pécoud
Publisher: Berghahn Books
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Social Science
International migration is high on the public and political agenda of many countries, as the movement of people raises concerns while often eluding states attempts at regulation. In this context, the Migration Without Borders scenario challenges conventional views on the need to control and restrict migration flows and brings a fresh perspective to contemporary debates. This book explores the analytical issues raised by open borders, in terms of ethics, human rights, economic development, politics, social cohesion and welfare, and provides in-depth empirical investigations of how free movement is addressed and governed in Europe, Africa, the Americas and Asia. By introducing and discussing the possibility of a right to mobility, it calls for an opening, not only of national borders, but also of the eyes and minds of all those interested in the future of international migration in a globalising world.
Publisher: United Nations Publications
Release Date: 2012
Genre: Political Science
The Wallchart displays, for the first time, estimates of international migrant stock by age and sex for 196 countries or areas with 100,000 inhabitants or more as of mid-2010. The Wallchart contains five indicators: (a) international migrant stock by age; (b) female migrants as a percentage of the international migrant stock by age; (c) international migrant stock as percentage of the total population by age; (d) the percentage distribution of international migrants by age; (e) median age of international migrants. Data for countries or areas with fewer than 100,000 inhabitants in 2010 are included in the estimates of migrant stock by age of the major areas and geographical regions but are not shown separately.
Author: Noam Chomsky
Publisher: Open Book Publishers
Release Date: 2014-12-07
Genre: Political Science
Noam Chomsky visited India in 1996 and 2001 and spoke on a wide range of subjects, from democracy and corporate propaganda to the nature of the world order and the role of intellectuals in society. He captivated audiences with his lucid challenge of dominant political analyses, the engaging style of his talks, and his commitment to social equality as well as individual freedom. Chomsky’s early insights into the workings of power in the modern world remain timely and compelling. Published for the first time, this series of lectures also provides the reader with an invaluable introduction to the essential ideas of one of the leading thinkers of our time.
Author: Elena Marushiakova
Publisher: Univ of Hertfordshire Press
Release Date: 2001
The Roma presence in the European part of the Ottoman Empire - the Balkans - is centuries old and it is not by accident that this regions has often been called the second motherland of the Gypsies. From this region Gypsies moved westwards taking with them inherited Balkan cultural models and traditions. This book explores the history, ethnography, social structure and culture of the Gypsies in the Ottoman Empire. It is based on archival sources, mainly detailed tax registers, special laws, guild registers and court documents. Notes on Gypsies in books by foreign travellers are also included.
Author: Alex Frame
Publisher: Peter Lang Gmbh, Internationaler Verlag Der Wissenschaften
Release Date: 2016-12
Twitter was extensively used during the 2014 European Parliamentary elections. This volume analyses campaign-related microblogging activity in six countries, providing insights into communication styles and strategies observed in different languages and outlining methodological solutions for collecting and analysing political tweets.
We live in an ever-changing social world, which constantly demands adjustment to our identities and actions. Advances in science, technology and medicine, political upheaval, and economic development are just some examples of social change that can impact upon how we live our lives, how we view ourselves and each other, and how we communicate. Three decades after its first appearance, identity process theory remains a vibrant and useful integrative framework in which identity, social action and social change can be collectively examined. This book presents some of the key developments in this area. In eighteen chapters by world-renowned social psychologists, the reader is introduced to the major social psychological debates about the construction and protection of identity in face of social change. Contributors address a wide range of contemporary topics - national identity, risk, prejudice, intractable conflict and ageing - which are examined from the perspective of identity process theory.
Critical Republicanism proposes an entirely new approach to the management of religious and cultural pluralism, based on the pursuit of the progressive ideal of non-domination in existing, non-ideal societies."--BOOK JACKET.
Author: Steven Vertovec
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
Release Date: 2002
Genre: Political Science
Understanding the ancient and long sidelined concept of cosmopolitanism has suddenly found a fresh impetus and urgency. Globalization, international migration, multiculturalism and global social movements, as well as atrocities committed by those with narrow religious and ethnic identities, have led to reposing of two basic cosmopolitan questions: Can we ever live peacefully with one another? What do we share, collectively, as human beings? The term cosmopolitanism has attracted many understandings and uses over the years. Covering the global, national, social and personal levels of analysis, the authors consider the multiple meanings of the term in the past and in the present and develop new ways of conceiving cosmopolitanism. Through challenging old assumptions and advancing new analytical frameworks, the collection provides a full and representative set of views on the nature, definition and prospects of cosmopolitanism. Written by eminent scholars and publicly recognised intellectuals from a variety of cultural backgrounds, this book is the most comprehensive account of the theory and practice of cosmopolitanism yet attempted.
Author: Paul Joseph White
Release Date: 2003
This volume, written by specialists, be they political scientists, historians or anthropologists, is a convenient handbook on the origins and history of Turkey's Alevis - an important group that is largely unknown in the West. It examined their ethnic identity, cultural representation, political life, and relations with the Turkish State, The Turkish Left and the Kurdish National Movement.