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.

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)

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 der Nonprofit Organisation

Author: Christoph Badelt
ISBN: 3791025392
Release Date: 2007

Standardwerk für alle, die sich professionell mit NPOs befassen. Das in Praxis und Wissenschaft bestens eingeführte Handbuch gibt konkrete Hinweise für die Umsetzung betriebswirtschaftlicher Methoden in Nonprofit Organisationen. Außerdem im Fokus: Ehrenamtlichkeit, Qualitäts- und Leistungsmessung sowie die Beziehungen zwischen NPOs und der EU. Was ist neu in der 4. Auflage? Die Themen Nonprofit Governance, Finanzierung und Kommunikationsmanagement erweitern die Perspektive. Univ. Prof. Mag. Dr. Christoph Badelt, Abteilung für Sozialpolitik der Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien; Univ.Prof. Dr. Michael Meyer lehrt Nonprofit Management an der WU Wien und leitet dort den ISMOS-MBA-Studiengang für Sozialmanagement, ao.Univ. Prof. Dr. Ruth Simsa, Institut für Allgemeine Soziologie und Wirtschaftssoziologie der Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien, Leiterin des Institutes für Interdisziplinäre Nonprofit-Forschung, WU Wien.

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".

Gemeinn tzige Organisationen im gesellschaftlichen Wandel

Author: Annette Zimmer
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 9783531907482
Release Date: 2008-02-01
Genre: Political Science

In dem Band werden anhand umfangreicher empirischer Befunde die arbeitsmarktrelevanten Funktionen des Dritten Sektors aus der Sicht gemeinnütziger Organisationen untersucht.

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.

Zivilgesellschaft und Sozialkapital

Author: Ansgar Klein
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 9783322809636
Release Date: 2013-03-08
Genre: Political Science

Der Band bietet theoretische Zugänge und empirische Befunde zur Rolle von Zivilgesellschaften und sozialem Kapital bei der Sicherung politischer und sozialer Integration. Außerdem analysiert der Band Integrations- und Segregationseffekte ethnischer Gemeinschaften.