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Globalization and the Transformation of Foreign Economic Policy
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 262

Globalization and the Transformation of Foreign Economic Policy

This volume charts the journey from the point when foreign economic policy was solely concerned with foreign trade to the current globalization of the world economy that creates a uniform market in goods, services and factors of production that embrace all countries and regions. It traces the goals and instruments of foreign economic policy during this period, providing insight into the long-run trends and developing new theoretical generalizations.

The Ashgate Research Companion to Planning Theory
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 501

The Ashgate Research Companion to Planning Theory

This Companion provides a stimulating and comprehensive overview of planning theory. It brings together authoritative chapters on key issues from a team of respected experts from within and beyond what is narrowly defined as 'planning'. The authors draw on different disciplinary traditions and theoretical frames to explore different ways of conceptualizing spatial planning. The book is divided into four main sections: understandings of place; understandings of governance; imagining futures; and spatial planning and governance in complexity.

The Ashgate Research Companion to Border Studies
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 705

The Ashgate Research Companion to Border Studies

Borders are the complex spatial and social phenomena which are not static or invariable, but which are instead highly dynamic. This title brings together a multidisciplinary team of leading scholars to provide a review of all aspects of borders and border research.

The Ashgate Research Companion to Media Geography
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 396

The Ashgate Research Companion to Media Geography

This Companion provides an authoritative source for scholars and students of the nascent field of media geography. By indicating the sub-discipline’s evolution and hinting at its future, this volume not only serves to encapsulate what geographers have learned about media but also will help to set the agenda for expanding this type of interdisciplinary exploration. The contributors - leading scholars in this field - not only review the existing literature, but also articulate arguments about where the future might take media geography scholarship.

The Ashgate Research Companion to Japanese Music
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 446

The Ashgate Research Companion to Japanese Music

This is the first book to cover in detail all genres of Japanese music including court music, Buddhist chant, theatre music, chamber ensemble music and folk music, as well as contemporary music and the connections between music and society in various periods. The book is a collaborative effort, involving both Japanese and English speaking authors, and was conceived by the editors to form a balanced approach that comprehensively treats the full range of Japanese musical culture.

The Ashgate Companion to Contemporary Philosophy of Physics
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 386

The Ashgate Companion to Contemporary Philosophy of Physics

Introducing the reader to the very latest developments in the philosophical foundations of physics, this book covers advanced material at a level suitable for beginner and intermediate students. A detailed overview is provided of the central debates in the philosophy of quantum mechanics, statistical mechanics, quantum computation, and quantum gravity. This book enables both philosophers and physicists to engage with the most pressing problems in contemporary philosophy of physics in a fruitful way.

The Ashgate Encyclopedia of Literary and Cinematic Monsters
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 640

The Ashgate Encyclopedia of Literary and Cinematic Monsters

This concise encyclopedia provides scholars and students with a comprehensive and authoritative A-Z of monsters throughout the ages. It is the first major reference book on monsters for the scholarly market. Over 200 entries written by experts in the field are accompanied by an overview introduction by the editor. Generic entries such as 'ghost' and 'vampire' are cross-listed with important specific manifestations of that monster. This book is an invaluable resource for all students and scholars and an essential addition to library reference shelves.

Educating Professionals
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 294

Educating Professionals

Educating Professionals offers a comprehensively written account of the recent organizational and conceptual changes in UK practice education. Using case examples, the authors focus on student learning in practice settings: how this is organized, what methods are used and how their abilities are assessed. Covering nine professions in the field, the authors explore the overlap in these roles, their discrete areas of expertise and introduce the general concepts that translate between professions.

The Ashgate Research Companion to Byzantine Hagiography
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 464

The Ashgate Research Companion to Byzantine Hagiography

Hagiography is the most abundantly represented genre of Byzantine literature and it offers crucial insight to the development of religious thought and practice, social and literary life, and the history of the empire. It emerged in the fourth century with the pioneering Life of St Antony and continued to evolve until the end of the empire in the fifteenth century, and beyond. The appeal and dynamics of this genre radiated beyond the confines of Byzantium, and it was practised also in many Oriental and Slavic languages within the orbit of the broader Byzantine world. This companion is the work of an international team of specialists and represents the first comprehensive survey ever produced ...

Young People and Work
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 310

Young People and Work

This edited book brings together empirical studies of young people in paid employment from a variety of disciplinary perspectives and in different national settings. In the context of increasing youth labour market participation rates and debates about the value of early employment, it draws on multi-level analyses to reflect the complexity of the field. Each of the three sections of the book explores a key aspect of young people's employment: their experience of work, intersections between work and education, and the impact of other actors and institutions. The book contributes to broadening and strengthening knowledge about the opportunities and constraints that young people face during their formative experiences in the labour market. This book will be required reading for all those working in the fields of sociology, employment relations and education