Das Buch analysiert die Minderheiten und Minderheitenpolitik in Polen seit 1989. Im Fokus der Untersuchung stehen die Interessengruppen der litauischen, weißrussischen, ukrainischen und slowakischen Minderheiten sowie das Agieren minderheitenrelevanter politischer Institutionen.
Die Forschungsgruppe „Management & Consulting in Transformations- und Innovationsprozessen“ untersucht seit ihrem Start an der flensburg.school for Advanced Research Studies im Oktober 2009, wie Unternehmen und Organisationen in einer sich immer stärker verändernden Umwelt und globalisierten Marktdynamik höchst flexibel auf Veränderungen reagieren und nachhaltig erfolgreich sein können. Ziel ist es, Ansätze für „innovatives Organisieren“ zu entwickeln, die eine fortlaufende Innovationsfähigkeit sichern helfen. In den vorliegenden Band wurden Beiträge von Forschungsgruppenteilnehmern als „Research in Progress“ aufgenommen, die einen aktuellen Einblick in das Forschungsfeld bieten. Neben ihrer praktischen Relevanz ist allen Beiträgen ein erkennbares Forschungsdefizit gemein, mit dem sich die Teilnehmer auch im weiteren Fortgang ihrer Projekte auseinandersetzen werden. In diesem Band stellen sie erste Lösungsansätze zur kritischen Diskussion. Priv.-Doz. Dr. Mag. Nino Tomaschek, MAS, ist Leiter des Postgraduate Centers an der Universität Wien, Visiting Professor an der flensburg.school for Advanced Research Studies und leitet dort als Senior Research Director die Forschungsgruppe zum Thema „Management & Consulting in Transformations- und Innovationsprozessen“. Er ist Gründer des Forschungs- und Beratungsinstitutes sevensix – Corporate Research and Consulting GmbH und Mitbegründer der Augsburger Schule des Innovations-Coaching sowie Experte für Transformations- und Innovationsprozesse. / Dipl.-Wirt.-Inf. (FH) Ingo Radermacher ist Forschungsgruppenreferent an der flensburg.school for Advanced Research Studies im Themenfeld „Management & Consulting in Transformations- und Innovationsprozessen“. Er ist Gründer und Geschäftsführer der radermacher-consulting GmbH, einem Beratungsunternehmen mit den Schwerpunkten IT-Beratung, IT-Strategieberatung und Seminaren zur Organisations- und Persönlichkeitsentwicklung, sowie des Forschungs- und Beratungsinstitutes sevensix – Corporate Research and Consulting GmbH, einem Zukunftsinstitut für Management- und Innovationsberatung.
Ein Künstler und sein Mäzen. Sie sind nicht nur geografisch weit getrennt, auch die Kulturkreise und das Alter sind völlig unterschiedlich. Der Mäzen, ein sehr reicher alter Mann in Tokyo will Kunst schaffen. Dazu lädt er einen Bondage Künstler, einen Food Artist, eine berühmte Tänzerin, einen Tattoo Artits, sowie ein exotisches Modell ein. Da die Kunst dieser Meister fast nur Performance und somit vergänglich ist, soll der Digital Artist aus den Rohaufnahmen, die ihm über das Internet zugeschickt werden, edle Drucke erstellen. Diese, die Quintessenz, die finalen Resultate der unterschiedlichen Sitzungen, sollen bei einer exklusiven Vernisage im Penthaus des Millionärs vorgestellt werden. Zu diesem Ereignis ist auch der Digital Artist eingeladen. Er vermisst das Modell, die junge schokoladenfarbene Schönheit, mit der er sich virtuelle so intensiv beschäftigt hat. Er will den Grund wissen, kommt jedoch dadurch selbst dadurch in Lebensgefahr. Bei der letzten Sitzung war dem Tattookünstler ein Mißgeschick passiert, als er einen feuerspeienden Drachen auf den Körper der jungen Frau eingravierte, deswegen war noch eine fünfte Kunst, die Funeral art erforderlich geworden. Am sind es zusammen mit der Fotokunst des Digital Artist sechs Künste, die das Gesamtwerk bilden. Eine neue Dimension der Kunst ist entstanden. Es ist eine Erzählung zwischen Traum und einer Realität, die nicht nur Fiktion ist.
Science of Synthesis provides a critical review of the synthetic methodology developed from the early 1800s to date for the entire field of organic and organometallic chemistry. As the only resource providing full-text descriptions of organic transformations and synthetic methods as well as experimental procedures, Science of Synthesis is therefore a unique chemical information tool. Over 1000 world-renowned experts have chosen the most important molecular transformations for a class of organic compounds and elaborated on their scope and limitations. The systematic, logical and consistent organization of the synthetic methods for each functional group enables users to quickly find out which methods are useful for a particular synthesis and which are not. Effective and practical experimental procedures can be implemented quickly and easily in the lab.// The content of this e-book was originally published in October 2006.
The main thrust of the contributions in this volume run counter to the notion of a universally applicable theory of sacrifice, and rather aimed at investigating transformations in sacrificial practices from cross-cultural and transhistorical perspectives. Exploring a broad spectrum of texts, case studies and social practices from Greco-Roman antiquity as well as the Ancient Near East and Egypt to the modern Middle East, the Indian subcontinent and Indonesia diverging cultural perceptions and definitions of the topic "sacrifice" are examined and thereby new insights into the processes of modification and transformation of sacrificial rituals are gained.
Immer raschere Änderungen der Arbeits- und Produktionsbedingungen zwingen die Unternehmen, ihre Organisation immer wieder aufs Neue auszurichten und anzupassen. Aus der Sicht und Erfahrung der Autoren entscheidet letztendlich immer die Organisation selbst, was "Transformation" für sie bedeuten kann und soll. Ein verfeinertes Instrumentarium mit entsprechenden "Theorielandkarten" soll dem Leser neue Optionen für den Umgang mit Veränderungen in deren jeweiligen, spezifischen Kontexten erschließen. Die Bayer AG Leverkusen, DaimlerChrysler AG Gaggenau und die Kammer für Arbeiter und Angestellte für Oberösterreich stehen für drei unterschiedliche Wege zur Veränderung unter Einbeziehung der Betroffenen.
In the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, objects, texts and people travelled around the world on board Dutch ships. The essays in this book explore how these circulations transformed knowledge in Asian and European societies. They concentrate on epistemic consequences in the fields of historiography, geography, natural history, religion and philosophy, as well as in everyday life. Emphasizing transformations, the volume reconstructs small semantic shifts of knowledge and tentative adjustments to new cultural contexts. It unfolds the often conflict-ridden, complex and largely global history of specific pieces of knowledge as well as of generally-shared contemporary understandings regarding what could or could not be considered true. The book contributes to current debates about how to conceptualize the unsettled epistemologies of the early modern world.
This book examines how indigenous African slavery developed within an international context.
These poem-stories are a strange retelling of seventeen Grimms fairy tales, including "Snow White," "Rumpelstiltskin," "Rapunzel," "The Twelve Dancing Princesses," "The Frog Prince," and "Red Riding Hood." Astonishingly, they are as wholly personal as Anne Sexton's most intimate poems. "Her metaphoric strength has never been greater -- really funny, among other things, a dark, dark laughter" (C.K. Williams).
This book concentrates on the topic of evaluation of Jacobians in some specific linear as well as nonlinear matrix transformations, in the real and complex cases, which are widely applied in the statistical, physical, engineering, biological and social sciences. It aims to develop some techniques systematically so that anyone with a little exposure to multivariable calculus can easily follow the steps and understand the various methods by which the Jacobians in complicated matrix transformations are evaluated. The material is developed slowly, with lots of worked examples, aimed at self-study. Some exercises are also given, at the end of each section.The book is a valuable reference for statisticians, engineers, physicists, econometricians, applied mathematicians and people working in many other areas. It can be used for a one-semester graduate level course on Jacobians and functions of matrix argument.
In the decade since the first edition of this popular text was published, the metallurgical field has undergone rapid developments in many sectors. Nonetheless, the underlying principles governing these developments remain the same. A textbook that presents these advances within the context of the fundamentals is greatly needed by instructors in the field Phase Transformations in Metals and Alloys, Second Edition maintains the simplicity that undergraduate instructors and students have come to appreciate while updating and expanding coverage of recently developed methods and materials. The book is effectively divided into two parts. The beginning chapters contain the background material necessary for understanding phase transformations - thermodynamics, kinetics, diffusion theory and the structure and properties of interfaces. The following chapters deal with specific transformations - solidification, diffusional transformation in solids and diffusionless transformation. Case studies of engineering alloys are incorporated to provide a link between theory and practice. New additions include an extended list of further reading at the end of each chapter and a section containing complete solutions to all exercises in the book Designed for final year undergraduate and postgraduate students of metallurgy, materials science, or engineering materials, this is an ideal textbook for both students and instructors.
David Lewin's Generalized Musical Intervals and Transformations is recognized as the seminal work paving the way for current studies in mathematical and systematic approaches to music analysis. Lewin, one of the 20th century's most prominent figures in music theory, pushes the boundaries of the study of pitch-structure beyond its conception as a static system for classifying and inter-relating chords and sets. Known by most music theorists as "GMIT", the book is by far the most significant contribution to the field of systematic music theory in the last half-century, generating the framework for the "transformational theory" movement. Appearing almost twenty years after GMIT's initial publication, this Oxford University Press edition features a previously unpublished preface by David Lewin, as well as a foreword by Edward Gollin contextualizing the work's significance for the current field of music theory.
This book is devoted to a classical topic that has undergone rapid and fruitful development over the past 25 years, namely Backlund and Darboux transformations and their applications in the theory of integrable systems, also known as soliton theory. The book consists of two parts. The first is a series of introductory pedagogical lectures presented by leading experts in the field. They are devoted respectively to Backlund transformations of Painleve equations, to the dressing methodand Backlund and Darboux transformations, and to the classical geometry of Backlund transformations and their applications to soliton theory. The second part contains original contributions that represent new developments in the theory and applications of these transformations. Both the introductorylectures and the original talks were presented at an International Workshop that took place in Halifax, Nova Scotia (Canada). This volume covers virtually all recent developments in the theory and applications of Backlund and Darboux transformations.
This successor volume to China beyond the Headlines takes the reader even farther beyond the "front stage" to explore a China few Westerners have seen. Seeking to bridge the gap between what specialists understand and the general public believes, the contributors challenge readers to move past the usual images of China presented by the media and to think about shared problems. In an entirely new set of essays, they explore such critical issues as environmental degradation, nationalism, unemployment, film and literature, news reporting, the Internet, sex tourism, and the costs of the economic boom to vividly portray the complexity of life in contemporary China and how surprisingly often it speaks to the American experience.
Pain is immediate and searing but remains a deep mystery for sufferers, their physicians, and researchers. As neuroscientific research shows, even the immediate sensation of pain is shaped by psychological state and interpretation. At the same time, many individuals and cultures find meaning, particularly religious meaning, even in chronic and inexplicable pain. This ambitious interdisciplinary book includes not only essays but also discussions among a wide range of specialists. Neuroscientists, psychiatrists, anthropologists, musicologists, and scholars of religion examine the ways that meditation, music, prayer, and ritual can mediate pain, offer a narrative that transcends the sufferer, and give public dignity to private agony. They discuss topics as disparate as the molecular basis of pain, the controversial status of gate control theory, the possible links between the relaxation response and meditative practices in Christianity and Buddhism, and the mediation of pain and intense emotion in music, dance, and ritual. The authors conclude by pondering the place of pain in understanding--or the human failure to understand--good and evil in history.
This major collection of essays challenges many of our preconceptions about British political and social history from the late eighteenth century to the present. Inspired by the work of Gareth Stedman Jones, twelve leading scholars explore both the long-term structures - social, political and intellectual - of modern British history, and the forces that have transformed those structures at key moments. The result is a series of insightful, original essays presenting new research within a broad historical context. Subjects covered include the consequences of rapid demographic change in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries; the forces shaping transnational networks, especially those between Britain and its empire; and the recurrent problem of how we connect cultural politics to social change. An introductory essay situates Stedman Jones's work within the broader historiographical trends of the past thirty years, drawing important conclusions about new directions for scholarship in the twenty-first century.
The first concerted critical examination of the uses and abuses of indigenous knowledge. The contributors focus on a series of interrelated issues in their interrogation of indigenous knowledge and its specific applications within the localised contexts of particular Asian societies and regional cultures. In particular they explore the problems of translation and mistranslation in the local-global transference of traditional practices and representations of resources.

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