Th e ste el industry is one of man y major wo rl d industries exte nsively
restructured in th is era of globalizatio n. The Global Restructuring of the
Steel Indu stry explains how and why th e steel ind ustry has shifted from
advanced ca pita list countries to late ind ustria lizing countries.
Drawing upon case studies of th e steel industr y in th e US, Japan, South
Korea, Brazil and India, Anthony P.D'Costa examines the relationship between
industri al cha nge and institutional responses to techn ological diffusion....
The National Conference is emerging as a modern African form of government
restructuring. It is closely modeled on village consensus politics. Under the silk cotton
tree in the center of the village, every Elder in turn takes the Word and has his say. Each
Elder carefully repeats the points he agrees with from previous speeches, then adds
certain aspects that will be taken up and repeated in their turn. So finally the Chief
interprets consensus. This is the decision of the village... It is slow but it works. Robert
Lacville Guardian Weekly, October 27, 1991
At a recent...
Each mental health professional’s life offers a personal opportunity to diminish the sense of
bafflement about how health, suffering, and recovery processes work. Over decades of
work in a mental health field, many of us develop the sense that we better understand
some aspects of psychology and psychopathology. Those who devote themselves to one
subject in a scholarly research fashion seem to have a slightly greater potential to remove
some of the mystery for themselves and others in a particular subject area.
A new Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) Board was appointed in May 2010. It was tasked with the downsizing the RBZ’s huge staff complement; restoring the RBZ’s position as the lender of last resort; and putting in place committees for monetary policy and audit. About 1,455 staff of the RBZ (75% of total staff) were retrenched in January 2011 in the largest such exercise since independence. In addition, the RBZ is disposing of its non-core assets in sectors such as mining, consistent with the RBZ Act.
Globalization exerts positive and negative impacts on health and has
been linked to reduced government expenditures on health, education,
and social programs, and restructured workplace and home life. Globalization
is altering gender roles and relationships and influencing health
determinants. Asymmetric rights and responsibilities, labor market segregation,
consumption patterns, and discrimination are influenced differently
by globalization and affect men and women’s health in distinct ways.
In a study of potential bone marrow transplant recipients, patients reported an improved
outlook on life, enhanced relationships, and greater satisfaction with religious concerns
(Andrykowski et al., 1993). The authors note that cancer should not be viewed as a homo-
geneously negative event, but as a “psychosocial transition, i.e. an event with significant
negative implications that can nevertheless cause individuals to restructure their attitudes,
values, and behaviors, and thus can serve to trigger positive psychosocial change” (p. 274).