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Public and Personal Social Services in European Countries from Public/Municipal to Private - and Back to Municipal and "Third Sector" Provision
This article discusses the provision of public services (public utilities) and personal social services in European countries. In pursuing a historical perspective, four stages are discerned: the pre-welfare state of the ...
On the Materiality of Photographs and Photo Archives in the Humanities and Sciences
Taking the material approach to photography as a starting point the volume offers new insights into the epistemological potential of analog and digital photographs and photo archives in the humanities and sciences from a ...
Electoral Vulnerability, Party Affiliation, and Dyadic Constituency Responsiveness in U.S. Legislatures
It is often argued that electoral vulnerability is critical to constituency responsiveness. We investigate this possibility using different measures of vulnerability, but argue that in the United States the Republican Party ...
Recognition and precarity of life arrangement: towards an enlarged understanding of precarious working and living conditions
Precarity and precarious work are widely debated concepts, though a lack of clarity remains about its definition, dimensions and application. Recognition appears to be an illuminating concept for a deeper understanding of ...
The Great Secession: Ethno-National Rebirth and the Politics of Turkish–German Belonging
Germany is facing a contemporary mainstreaming of the far right, which has a long tradition of wanting “Turks out!” Turkish immigrants have been the main strangers in Germany following the guest-worker treaty signed in ...
Jews, Muslims and the Ritual Male Circumcision Debate
Religious Diversity and Social Inclusion in Germany
On 7 May 2012, the Cologne regional court ruled that circumcising young boys was a form of previous bodily harm (körperverletzung). Although both Muslims and Jews circumcise infant boys as a religious practice, the Cologne ...
Science Means Never Having to Say You’re Sorry? Apologies for Scientific Misconduct
Retractions of journal articles exclude fraudulent or erroneous research from legitimate science and perform boundary work. Analyzing retractions from different disciplines and focusing on their apologetic aspects, we find ...
What Helps and What Hinders? Exploring the Role of Workplace Characteristics for Parental Leave Use and Its Career Consequences
The division of parental leave among couples today is still unequal—even in countries with progressive leave schemes. Given the gendered nature of the workplace, we examine how organizational characteristics relate to ...
2008-11-01Teil eines Buches
‘Do you really talk about emotions on the phone..?.’
Content of Distance Communication as a Structuring Moment of the Modern World Society
Distance communication tools as a mean of spanning and sustaining personal networks, as well as network analysis and the metaphor of a network have long been a focus of transnational studies (Vertovec 2001). There have ...
2007-05-01Teil eines Buches
Einführung: Migration als Herausforderung für Europa
Dieses Buch behandelt die Arbeitsmigration aus Polen nach Deutschland nach der EU-Osterweiterung im Mai 2004. Einzelne Beiträge befassen sich mit der neuen rechtlichen Lage und der damit verbundenen Verschiebung der ...