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Strategy and Competitiveness in Latin American Markets

By Urs P. Jäger,Vijay Sathe
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  • Publisher : Edward Elgar Publishing
  • Isbn : 178471142X
  • Pages : 352
  • Category : Business & Economics
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Using a combination of thorough research and practical examples, Strategy and Competitiveness in Latin American Markets explains how the concept of the sustainability frontier that the book develops resolves the long-running debate on whether sustainability requires trade-offs or not.

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El pueblo Araucano —el mismo de “La Araucana”— luchó tres siglos contra los conquistadores españoles, como la única etnia indígena que logró sostener su independencia en toda América Latina. Luego, durante los dos siglos siguientes ha protagonizado, empecinadamente, una lucha férrea contra las autoridades chilenas que han pretendido desconocer su modo de vida ecológico, autónomo y autóctono que los hace una “nación” —la “nación Mapuche”— prevalente en pleno siglo XXI. Este escrito, de XX Capítulos, recoge noveladamente toda la crudeza de esta lucha actual, con toda la inhumanidad y suciedad de unos y la valentía y porfía a toda prueba de otros. Tratándose de un conflicto que detalla el enfrentamiento de “dos mundos” —el moderno y el étnico cultural—, inserta en su trama a una socióloga catalana, transformando de esta manera el drama narrado en algo de interés universal. Conserva además un fondo histórico y mantiene, como toda novela inspirada en hechos con un alto contenido real, el suspenso de principio a fin. “¡Lautaro vive!”, es la conclusión final del autor. Las razones que impulsan a sus sucesores, al fin y al cabo, son las mismas que los llevaron a enfrentar a los españoles hace quinientos años. Hoy, como ayer, se intenta exhibirlos como una etnia salvaje y brutal, desconociendo los entretelones brutales y también maquiavélicos que conforman los abusos inenarrables de los cuales a diario son víctimas. Este libro, sin duda alguna, permite formarse un juicio distinto acerca de este pueblo orgulloso, valiente hasta más allá de lo razonable y consecuente hasta el fin de sus días con sus principios y con la defensa de lo que consideran sus territorios ancestrales.

Enhancing Disaster Preparedness

By A. Nuno Martins,Mahmood Fayazi,Faten Kikano,Liliane Hobeica
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  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Isbn : 0128190795
  • Pages : 298
  • Category : Science
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Enhancing Disaster Preparedness: From Humanitarian Architecture to Community Resilience relates to the fourth priority of the UNDRR’s Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015–2030. Taking a wide understanding of disaster preparedness, the book deals with resilient responses and building capacities related to hazardous events, bringing some practical experiences and theoretical insights in this regard. Mostly based on field research conducted in the Global South by architects and other built-environment professionals, the book covers both post-disaster interventions (rebuilding and recovery) and development-related processes. Its three parts address the interlinkages between humanitarian design, community resilience, and inclusive governance, which are crucial for fostering effective disaster preparedness. Part I discusses the changing roles of architects and urban designers involved in the humanitarian sphere. Part II concentrates on resilience as a socioecological capacity to enhance preparedness within community-based spatial processes. Focused on global dynamics, Part III covers topics emphasizing the link between the management of crises, whether political or economic, at different levels of governance, and the vulnerability of communities and structures on the national and local scales. As such, the book approaches rising global priorities and brings timely lessons to support building a more equitable, safe, and resilient environment in a rapidly urbanized world. Explores Sendai’s fourth priority through a spatial lens Examines the role of humanitarian design in building resilience Critically revisits concepts such as incremental housing and building back better Provides examples of methodological tools for community engagement in resilience-building processes

The Ethics of Anthropology and Amerindian Research

By Richard J. Chacon,Rubén G. Mendoza
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  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Isbn : 1461410657
  • Pages : 524
  • Category : Social Science
  • Reads : 596
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The decision to publish scholarly findings bearing on the question of Amerindian environmental degradation, warfare, and/or violence is one that weighs heavily on anthropologists. This burden stems from the fact that documentation of this may render descendant communities vulnerable to a host of predatory agendas and hostile modern forces. Consequently, some anthropologists and community advocates alike argue that such culturally and socially sensitive, and thereby, politically volatile information regarding Amerindian-induced environmental degradation and warfare should not be reported. This admonition presents a conundrum for anthropologists and other social scientists employed in the academy or who work at the behest of tribal entities. This work documents the various ethical dilemmas that confront anthropologists, and researchers in general, when investigating Amerindian communities. The contributions to this volume explore the ramifications of reporting--and, specifically,--of non-reporting instances of environmental degradation and warfare among Amerindians. Collectively, the contributions in this volume, which extend across the disciplines of archaeology, anthropology, ethnohistory, ethnic studies, philosophy, and medicine, argue that the non-reporting of environmental mismanagement and violence in Amerindian communities generally harms not only the field of anthropology but the Amerindian populations themselves.

Creating Shared Value as Future Factor of Competition

By Benedikt von Liel
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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Isbn : 3658126035
  • Pages : 209
  • Category : Philosophy
  • Reads : 883
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Benedikt von Liel provides a theoretical and empirical analysis of the concept of Creating Shared Value (CSV). In the theoretical analysis, the author assesses the uniqueness of the theory of Creating Shared Value by comparing it to other relevant social responsibility concepts. The empirical analysis provides insights from over 60 industry case studies of Creating Shared Value. The assessment includes the influence of geography as well as a range of other relevant external and internal factors. As a result, the author identifies critical success factors for the creation of shared value.

Reassembling Activism, Activating Assemblages

By Israel Rodríguez-Giralt,Isaac Marrero-Guillamón,Denise Milstein
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Isbn : 1000458652
  • Pages : 110
  • Category : Social Science
  • Reads : 122
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Drawing on Actor-Network Theory (ANT) and its sibling notion of assemblage, this book offers a conceptual and methodological alternative to dominant social movement theory. The contributors explore empirical cases where science, technology, and activists intersect. They focus on the task of learning from the ways in which collectives assemble themselves around matters of concern, establish alliances with a number of human and non-human entities, and devise ways of caring for one another, or how they fail to meet these goals. They conclude that Actor-Network Theory is a useful tool in the construction of forms of attention and care that aspire to learn from social movements, rather than explaining them away. This book will be of interest to those studying activism and wider political and social movements, as well as those researching the interactions between science, technology, and society more generally. It was originally published as a special issue of Social Movement Studies.

The Politics of Domestic Resource Mobilization for Social Development

By Katja Hujo
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  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Isbn : 3030375951
  • Pages : 443
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Reads : 855
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At a time when the development community is grappling with the challenge of raising the required investment—estimated in the trillions of dollars—for attainment of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), countries’ mobilization of their own fiscal revenues is receiving increasing attention. This edited volume discusses the political and institutional contexts that enable poor countries to mobilize domestic resources for global commitments and national development priorities. It examines the processes and mechanisms that connect the politics of resource mobilization and demands for social provision; changes in state-citizen, state-business and donor-recipient relations associated with resource mobilization and allocation; and governance reforms that can lead to improved and sustainable public revenues and services. The volume is unique in putting a spotlight on the political drivers of domestic resource mobilization in a rapidly changing global environment and in different country contexts in Latin America, Asia and sub-Saharan Africa. It will appeal to a broad academic audience in the fields of economics, development studies and social policy, as well as practitioners, activists and policy makers.

Fossils, Finches, and Fuegians

By Richard Keynes
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  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Isbn : 0199774676
  • Pages : 460
  • Category : Science
  • Reads : 894
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When Charles Darwin, then age 22, first saw the HMS Beagle, he thought it looked "more like a wreck than a vessel commissioned to go round the world." But travel around the world it did, taking Darwin to South America, Australia, New Zealand, Tahiti, and of course the Galapagos Islands, in a journey of discovery that lasted almost five years. Now, in Fossils, Finches and Fuegians, Richard Keynes, Darwin's great grandson, offers the first modern full-length account of Darwin's epoch-making expedition. This was the great adventure of Charles Darwin's life. Indeed, it would have been a great adventure for anyone--tracking condor in Chile, surviving the great earthquake of 1835, riding across country on horseback in the company of gauchos, watching whales leaping skyward off Tierra del Fuego, hunting ostriches with a bolo, discovering prehistoric fossils and previously unknown species, and meeting primitive peoples such as the Fuegians. Keynes captures many of the natural wonders that Darwin witnessed, including an incredible swarm of butterflies a mile wide and ten miles long. Keynes also illuminates Darwin's scientific work--his important findings in geology and biology--and traces the slow revolution in Darwin's thought about species and how they might evolve. Numerous illustrations--mostly by artists who traveled with Darwin on the Beagle--grace the pages, including finely rendered drawings of many points of interest discussed in the book. There has probably been no greater or more important scientific expedition than Darwin's voyage on the Beagle. Packed with colorful details of life aboard ship and in the wild, here is a fascinating portrait of Charles Darwin and of 19th century science.

The Atlantic Slave Trade

By Jeremy Black
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Isbn : 1351147668
  • Pages : 421
  • Category : History
  • Reads : 382
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Covering the Atlantic slave trade from its origins to 1600, the essays in this collection look at the reasons for the causes of slavery and serfdom, slavery in Africa, the development of the slave trade, the demographic situation in Latin America and European attitudes to slavery as an institution.

Rebel Musics, Volume 2

By Fischlin Daniel Fischlin
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  • Publisher : Black Rose Books Ltd.
  • Isbn : 155164701X
  • Pages : 280
  • Category : Music
  • Reads : 568
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When it was first published in 2003, Rebel Musics sought to explore how musical activism resonates as resistance to the dominant culture, and how political action through music increases the potential for people to determine their own fate. If anything, these issues seem to be even more pressing today. Rebel Musics offers a fascinating journey into a rich, complex world where music and politics unite, and where rebel musicians are mobilizing for political change, resistance, and social justice. Daniel Fischlin and Ajay Heble cover a wide range of artists, genres, and topics, including Thomas Mapfumo, Bob Marley, William Parker, Frank Zappa, Edgard Varese, Ice-T, American blues, West African drumming, hip hop, gospel, rock'n'roll cabaret, Paul Robeson, and free jazz. This book shows how rebel music is at the heart of some of the most incisive critiques of global politics. With explosive lyrics and driving rhythms, rebel musicians are helping to mobilize movements for political change and social justice, at home and around the world. In celebration of the 50th anniversary of Black Rose Books, this revised and expanded edition of Rebel Musics will include all the original essays, as well as a new contribution by the editors. Rounding out the new edition will be several new pieces from artists and scholars that will continue to spark debate about these vital topics in compelling ways.

Ranquil

By Thomas Miller Klubock
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  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • Isbn : 0300262329
  • Pages : 352
  • Category : History
  • Reads : 546
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The first major history of Chile’s most significant peasant rebellion and the violent repression that followed In 1934, peasants turned to revolution to overturn Chile’s oligarchic political order and the profound social inequalities in the Chilean countryside. The brutal military counterinsurgency that followed was one of the worst acts of state terror in Chile until the military dictatorship of Augusto Pinochet (1973–1990). Using untapped archival sources, award-winning scholar Thomas Miller Klubock exposes Chile’s long history of political violence and authoritarianism and chronicles peasants’ movements to build a more just and freer society. Klubock further explores how an amnesty law that erased both the rebellion and the military atrocities lay the foundation for the political stability that characterized Chile’s multi-party democracy. This historical amnesia or olvido, Klubock argues, was a precondition of national reconciliation and democratic rule, which endured until 1973, when conflict in the countryside ended once again with violent repression during the Pinochet dictatorship.