Anomalous climatic outcomes such as higher temperatures, intense rainfall and flood, frequent and severe droughts are now at the new level. Without appropriate adaptation measures, climate change is bound to exacerbate vulnerability of society, place food security and human health at risk, threaten the lives of growing urban population and impede the goal of attaining sustainable development. The human and social dimensions of climate change, including climate policy, are essential parts of our response to the many challenges emanating from climate change....
complexity, also in the field of theories concerning social and economic sciences (The
orgins of Order: Self-Organizations and Selection in Evolution, Oxford univ. Press, 1993).
Efforts will be made to attempt to “crystallize” complex systems, that is to transform
them into structures characterized by a high degree of order.
This book The Systemic Dimension of Globalization that consists of a variety of approaches
and topics was connected throughout the main message - the system conception.
During the emergence of sociology as an academic discipline the questions
about the origins, status and functions of constitutions were widely
posed. Indeed, for both thematic and methodological reasons, the analysis
of constitutions was a central aspect of early sociology. Sociology
developed, however ambiguously, as a critical intellectual response to the
theories and achievements of the Enlightenment in the eighteenth
century, the political dimension of which was centrally focused on the
theory and practice of constitutional rule....
Primary School Curriculum Science Social, Environmental and Scientific Education (SESE) provides opportunities for the child to explore, investigate and develop an understanding of the natural, human, social and cultural dimensions of local and wider environments; to learn and practise a wide range of skills; and to acquire open, critical and responsible attitudes. SESE enables the child to live as an informed and caring member of local, national, European and global communities.
The science of human development seeks to understand how individuals change on
physical, cognitive, and social dimensions of functioning across the life span. Although
many informative developmental studies have relied on cross-sectional comparisons
among individuals of different ages, optimal designs for addressing developmental
questions must involve the study of intraindividual change across time.
In chapter 6 you will learn: Understand the economic-buyer model of buyer behaviour, understand how psychological variables affect an individual's buying behaviour, understand how social influences affect an individual's and a household's buying behaviour, see why the purchase situation has an effect on consumer behaviour, know how consumers use problem-solving processes, understand the important new terms (shown in the margin).
To stress the salience and urgency of the national situation
as dictated by contemporary terrorism and to
underscore the need for behavioral and social science
understandings of that situation are to pronounce the
self-evident. Terrorism, already recognized by some as the
looming form of international conflict in the late twentieth century,
moved dramatically to center stage on September 11, 2001,
and promises to occupy national attention for decades.
Master key concepts. Answer challenging questions. Prepare for exams. Learn at your own pace.
What are the two basic psychological dimensions of emotions? How do you define abnormal behavior? Is extrasensory perception real? What is Viktor Frankl known for? With Psychology: A Self-Teaching Guide, you'll discover the answers to these questions and many more.
Frank Bruno explains all the major psychological theories and terms in this book, covering perception, motivation, thinking, personality, sensation, intelligence, research methods, and much more.
This publication provides an introduction to geographical indications (GIs), explaining
their basic features, use and protection as an intellectual property right. Written for
non-experts, it is a starting point for readers seeking to learn more about the topic.
The dialogue between science and religion is one of the most prominent and
visible discourses of our time. The complex but enduring relationship between
the sciences and diverse world religions has now transformed itself into what
some are calling a new scholarly field of science and religion. This multifaceted
conversation has developed into a sustained and dynamic discourse with direct
implications for contemporary culture. This discourse affects all religions, in
both their intellectual and social dimensions.
In his address to the United Nations General Assembly on 23 September 2003, the
United Nations Secretary-General, Kofi Annan, succinctly warned the world body that it
had “come to a fork in the road.” We, the Co-Chairs of the World Commission on the Social
Dimension of Globalization, believe the world stands at a historic moment of decision.
This book is about the gender dimensions of natural resource exploitation and
management in Asia. It provides an exploration of the uneasy negotiations
between theory, policy and practice that are often evident within the realm of
gender, environment and natural resource management, especially where gender
is understood as a political, negotiated and contested element of social relation-
The discourses and institutions of human rights are contemporary devices for
bringing morality to bear on the harsh realities of political, economic and social life.
These attempts to render the conditions of human existence more tolerable and more
dignified tend to focus mainly on the role of domestic and international law and the
conduct of states and the international institutions that represent them.
This book has a simple purpose: to explore the various dimensions of social inequality
that currently afflict the game of football in Britain. The contributors have written
variously against a background of euphoric public discourse about football, with waning
concern about football hooliganism, a string of new stadiums, the incessant tinkling of
cash registers at the top clubs and relentless media invocations of ‘the beautiful game’.
This book examines how professionals practising in various health and welfare
settings go about the ordinary, but complicated, business of making sense
of the symptoms and troubles with which their patients or clients present.
Our motivations for writing the book are varied, but are the result of our
conversations with each other about the problem of judgement in clinical
practice, which have taken place over many years of professional, academic
and research collaboration.
This Report illustrates the vigorous efforts being
undertaken by many developing countries to catch up
with their more developed partners in the dissemination
and use of ICT. However, it also shows that the
gaps are still far too wide and the catching-up far too
uneven for the promise of a truly global information
society, with its attendant benefits for sustainable
social and economic development, to materialize without the sustained engagement of national Governments, the business sector and civil society, and the tangible solidarity of the international community...
The concept of the division of labour in production has a long
genealogy stretching back to the seventeenth century and before,
and it recurs repeatedly in the writings of economists and other
social theorists down to the present time. In economics, the
concept plays a major role in studies of industrial organization,
productivity, and trade. In sociology, it has been of major signiWcance
as the linchpin of the distinction Wrst proposed by Durkheim
(1893) between mechanical and organic solidarity in society....
Andrew Sayer undertakes a fundamental critique of social science’s difficulties
in acknowledging that people’s relation to the world is one of
concern. As sentient beings, capable of flourishing and suffering, and
particularly vulnerable to how others treat us, our view of the world is
Gender Equity in South African Education 1994 - 2004 will provide readers with an overview of the progress of achieving gender equity in post-apartheid South African education. The book brings together the leading South African and international experts on gender equity in education. The papers presented at the conference, included here as chapters of the book, are all substantial contributions. They cast light, from many angles, on the different dimensions and needs in research and social action related to gender in education....
If your application is successful, international students (non-Australian citizens) are
required to attend and satisfactorily complete the Introductory Academic Program.
This is held prior to the beginning of each semester in January and June. Topics
covered include orientation to the academic system, academic writing and
presentation work, referencing and research techniques, economics, mathematics,
statistics and the use of computers and the University’s libraries and electronic