The Third Sector as a Renewable Resource for Europe

Author: Bernard Enjolras
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9783319714738
Release Date: 2018-05-15
Genre: Political Science

This book provides a critical account of the third sector and its future in Europe. It offers an original conceptualization of the third sector in its European manifestations alongside an overview of its major contours, including its structure, sources of support, and recent trends. It also assesses the impact of this sector in Europe which considers its contributions to European economic development, citizen well-being and human development. The Third Sector As A Renewable Resource for Europe presents the findings of the Third Sector Impact (TSI) project funded by the European Union’s Seventh Framework Program (FP7). It recognises that in a time of social and economic distress, as well as enormous pressures on governmental budgets, the third sector and volunteering represent a unique ‘renewable resource’ for social and economic problem-solving and civic engagement in Europe.

Handbuch Staat

Author: Rüdiger Voigt
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 9783658207441
Release Date: 2018-07-20
Genre: Political Science

Dieses Handbuch schließt eine zentrale Forschungslücke, denn das Thema „Staat“ ist heute wichtiger denn je. Im deutschen Sprachraum fehlt es aber an aktuellen, umfassenden und zugleich kompakten Darstellungen des Themas. Im Unterscheid zu juristisch orientierten Staatslexiken wird im neuen „Handbuch Staat“ die sozialwissenschaftliche Perspektive stärker betont. Das komplexe Feld „Staat“ wird von einschlägigen Experten umfassend und aus verschiedenen Perspektiven analysiert und dargestellt. Gliederungskriterien erleichtern den raschen Zugriff zum Thema. Zu diesem Zweck ist das Gesamtthema in acht Teile untergliedert, um in jedem Teil die wichtigsten Einzelthemen unter einer spezifischen Fragestellung zu bearbeiten.

Bodies Symbols and Organizational Practice

Author: Agnes Bolsø
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781315308937
Release Date: 2017-10-06
Genre: Social Science

Despite all the efforts to promote change, power and authority still seem to be permanently associated with the white, the straight and the masculine, both symbolically and in the everyday world of organizations. As the intricate relationship between the symbolic and the everyday remains under-researched, this anthology proposes a transdisciplinary feminist perspective drawing on the humanities in order to explore the complex nature of the gendered politics of organizations. Indeed, analyzing how images, narratives, symbols and bodies are all part of how power and gender are constructed in organizations through a broad and international range of empirical studies, Bodies, Symbols and Organizational Practice explores issues at the interstices of the humanities and social sciences, combining theoretical and analytical perspectives from both areas. Providing a radical analysis of the gendered dynamics of power as well as petitioning for radical intervention into those dynamics, this timely volume will appeal to postgraduate students and postdoctoral researchers interested in fields such as: Organization and Management Studies, Gender studies, Feminist theory and Sociology of Work & Industry.

The Third Sector in Europe

Author: Adalbert Evers
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
ISBN: 1843769778
Release Date: 2004-01-01
Genre: History

The contributors examine the voluntary & non-profit sectors in Europe. They discuss a number of issues regarding this 'third' sector.

Handbuch Energiewende und Partizipation

Author: Lars Holstenkamp
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 9783658094164
Release Date: 2017-10-03
Genre: Political Science

Dieses Handbuch thematisiert in 68 sozial- und geisteswissenschaftlichen Beiträgen die Transformation des Energiesystems in Deutschland und anderen Ländern vor dem Hintergrund zivilgesellschaftlich-ökonomisch-staatlicher Aktivitäten und Entwicklungen. Die so genannte Bürgerenergie beschreibt eine gemeinschaftliche Betreibung von Energieanlagen. Träger können engagierte Bürger sein, aber auch Beteiligungsangebote und Einrichtungen der öffentlichen Hand können zu diesen Formen zählen – jenseits konventioneller Betreibung und Nutzung. Hinzu kommen weitere Formen der Beteiligung, des Austausches und Diskurses von Bürgern, Unternehmen, Staat und Politik im Rahmen der Energiewende. Von Interesse sind dabei nicht nur sozioökonomische und technische Innovationen, sondern auch Effekte, die auf die Gesellschaft ausstrahlen und umgekehrt, wie gesamtgesellschaftliche Trends, die in die Gestaltung der Energiewende integriert werden. Die Darstellungen beschränken sich nicht nur auf die Beschreibung einzelner Entwicklungen im Bereich der Nutzung Erneuerbarer Energien, sondern beziehen sich auch auf angrenzende Bereiche der Energiepolitik, nachhaltiger Ökonomie, lokaler zivilgesellschaftlicher und staatlicher Aktivitäten, Nutzung und Einfluss von Kommunikations- und Medienformen, Technikdiskurse, Konflikte usw.

Challenge Social Innovation

Author: Hans-Werner Franz
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9783642328794
Release Date: 2012-12-13
Genre: Business & Economics

In recent years, social innovation has experienced a steep career. Numerous national governments and large organisations like the OECD, the European Commission and UNESCO have adopted the term. Social innovation basically means that people adopt new social practices in order to meet social needs in a different or more effective way. Prominent examples of the past are the Red Cross and the social welfare state or, at present, the internet 2.0 transforming our communication and cooperation schemes, requiring new management concepts, even empowering social revolutions. The traditional concept of innovation as successful new technological products needs fundamental rethinking in a society marked by knowledge and services, leading to a new and enriched paradigm of innovation. There is multiple evidence that social innovation will become of growing importance not only concerning social integration, equal opportunities and dealing with the greenhouse effects but also with regard to preserving and expanding the innovative capacity of companies and societies. While political authorities stress the social facets of social innovation, this book also encompasses its societal and systemic dimensions, collecting the scientific expertise of renowned experts and scholars from all over the world. Based on the contributions of the first world-wide science convention on social innovation from September 2011 in Vienna, the book provides an overview of scientific approaches to this still relatively new field. Forewords by Agnès HUBERT (Member of the Bureau of European Policy Advisers (BEPA) of the European Commission) and Antonella Noya (Senior Policy Analyst at OECD, manager of the OECD LEED Forum on Social Innovations)

Freer Trade Sustainability and the Primary Production Sector in the Southern EU Unraveling the Evidence from Greece

Author: J. Lekakis
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9789401716093
Release Date: 2013-03-09
Genre: Business & Economics

Freer Trade, Sustainability, and the Primary Production Sector in the Southern European Union is the first full-scale academic work to cap ture the primary production sector policy aspects of trade liberaliza tion and sustainability with a detailed focus on a typical southern EU country, Greece. Many efforts were pooled together in making this book. In May 1996 the Department of Economics of the University of Crete organ ized an international conference on European Agriculture in the light of the recent WTO agreement and the need for sustainable develop ment. The conference was sponsored by the European Commission (DG XII, contract no ENV4-CT-96-6514), the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC, contract no L320263049), the Hellenic Ministries for Agriculture and for the Environment, and the University of Crete. While summarizing the conclusions of the conference, sev eral speakers felt that the issues relating to the Southern EU would de serve separate coverage. The conference directors judged that cover age of the issues for a single Southern EU country might have an ad vantage, regarding detail, over a cross country analysis which would certainly be welcome at a later stage. Responding to this call, the University of Crete generously reallo cated all of its infra-structural costs covered by DG XII, ESRC, and the other sponsors above, in the form of a new grant to host a follow-up conference aiming to explore the issues for Greece.

Energy Supply and Renewable Resources

Author: Regina Anne Kelly
Publisher: Infobase Publishing
ISBN: 9781438108988
Release Date: 2009-01-01
Genre: Energy policy

Examines the history behind industrialized nations' dependence on natural resources, particularly fossil fuels, as well as developing nations' increasing consumption of these resources.

21st European Symposium on Computer Aided Process Engineering

Author: E. N. Pistikopoulos
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 9780444538956
Release Date: 2011-05-26
Genre: Science

The European Symposium on Computer Aided Process Engineering (ESCAPE) series presents the latest innovations and achievements of leading professionals from the industrial and academic communities. The ESCAPE series serves as a forum for engineers, scientists, researchers, managers and students to present and discuss progress being made in the area of Computer Aided Process Engineering (CAPE). European industries large and small are bringing innovations into our lives, whether in the form of new technologies to address environmental problems, new products to make our homes more comfortable and energy efficient or new therapies to improve the health and well-being of European citizens. Moreover, the European Industry needs to undertake research and technological initiatives in response to humanity's "Grand Challenges", described in the declaration of Lund, namely, Global Warming, Tightening Supplies of Energy, Water and Food, Ageing Societies, Public Health, Pandemics and Security. Thus, the Technical Theme of ESCAPE 21 will be "Process Systems Approaches for Addressing Grand Challenges in Energy, Environment, Health, Bioprocessing & Nanotechnologies".

A Guide to EU Renewable Energy Policy

Author: Israel Solorio
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
ISBN: 9781783471560
Release Date: 2017-06-30
Genre:

This book is a guide for understanding the EU renewable energy policy as one of the most ambitious attempts world-wide to facilitate a transition towards more sustainable energy systems. It contains key case studies for understanding how member states have shaped the EU renewable energy policy, how the EU has affected the policies of its member states and how renewable energy policies have diffused horizontally. An analysis of the external dimension of the EU renewable energy policy is also included.

Green Growth Green Profit

Author: Roland Berger Strategy Consultants GmbH
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9780230303874
Release Date: 2016-01-22
Genre: Business & Economics

Green business is here. It is a multi billion business with enormous growth potential, driven by megatrends such as demographic change, climate change and urbanization. It is driving the transformation of existing businesses and changing the way customers and suppliers act, forcing them to rethink their business strategy.

The European Dimension of British Planning

Author: Mark Tewdwr-Jones
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781134574384
Release Date: 2005-07-08
Genre: Architecture

The UK government of Tony Blair is committed to fostering a European dimension of planning practice. Significant developments in relation to planning within Europe are occurring. The creation of the European Spatial Development Perspective, the reform of the Structural Funds, and the implementation of programmes to foster trans-national co-operation between governments, will all impact on UK government, and on planning system in particular. Even within the UK, devolution and regionalisation will bring new pressures for overall co-ordination on the issue of European spatial planning. Issues concerning the revisions of the Structural Funds in 2000 and 2006, and funding opportunities for local authorities, are closely connected with the theme of this book. More importantly, it is expected that the link between funding and spatial policy within British planning will become more clearly defined during this period. The European dimension of British planning, as a consequence, may grow significantly over the next few years. The authors tackle four key issues in their discussion of this topic: * British political attitudes to Europeanisation issues * The changing relationships between different arms of the state * The often complex interdependencies between tiers of governance * The rapidly changing definition of British urban and regional planning

Europe s Environment

Author: European Environment Agency
Publisher: European Environment Agency
ISBN: UOM:39015056319265
Release Date: 2003
Genre: Nature

This is the third pan-European state of the environment report produced by the EEA. It was prepared for the 'Environment for Europe' Ministerial Conference being held under the auspices of the UN Economic Commission for Europe in Kiev, Ukraine on 21-23 May 2003. This assessment is the most comprehensive up-to-date overview currently available of the state of the environment on this continent. In contrast to previous reports issued in 1995 and 1998, it covers for the first time the entire Russian Federation and the 11 other Eastern European, Caucasus and Central Asian (EECCA) states. The report also analyses how the main economic driving forces put pressure on the European environment and identifies key areas where further action is needed.