Renewable Energy From Europe to Africa

Politics, Sociology

Police Abuse in Contemporary Democracies By Michelle D. Bonner
Renewable Energy: From Europe to Africa By David Elliott
Mary Kirk, “Gender and Information Technology: Moving Beyond Access to Co-Create Global Partnership”
Daya Thussu, “News as Entertainment: The Rise of Global Infotainment”
Aaron J. Hahn Tapper, “Judaisms: A Twenty-First-Century Introduction to Jews and Jewish Identities”

Police Abuse in Contemporary Democracies By Michelle D. Bonner

English | EPUB | 2018 | 278 Pages | ISBN : 3319728822 | 0.9 MB

This volume offers a much-needed analysis of police abuse and its implications for our understanding of democracy. Sometimes referred to as police violence or police repression, police abuse occurs in all democracies. It is not an exception or a stage of democratization. It is, this volume argues, a structural and conceptual dimension of extant democracies.
The book draws our attention to how including the study of policing into our analyses strengthens our understanding of democracy, including the persistence of hybrid democracy and the decline of democracy. To this end, the book examines three key dimensions of democracy: citizenship, accountability, and socioeconomic (in)equality. Drawing from political theory, comparative politics, and political economy, the book explores cases from France, the US, India, Argentina, Chile, South Africa, Brazil, and Canada, and reveals how integrating police abuse can contribute to a more robust study of democracy and government in general.

Renewable Energy: From Europe to Africa By David Elliott

English | PDF,EPUB | 2018| 153 Pages | ISBN : 331974786X | 3.67 MB

Significant progress has been made by industrial countries to reduce emissions from the use of fossil fuels, but as the economies of the less-developed regions of the world begin to expand, they too will face similar challenges. This book looks at energy transitions being made in developing countries, focusing on the adoption of renewable energy systems in Africa, for example under the UN Sustainable Energy for All programme, but also by the EU in the Former Soviet countries of Eastern and Central Europe. It draws on experience from involvement with programmes in the EU and Africa and will be of great interest to academics, policy makers and practitioners in the development aid and renewable energy policy fields.

Mary Kirk, “Gender and Information Technology: Moving Beyond Access to Co-Create Global Partnership”

2008 | pages: 350 | ISBN: 1599047861 | PDF | 3,8 mb

The exponential growth of technology and concurrent information revolution is creating a tremendous cultural shift on a global scale. However, the direction of that shift is being determined by those privileged few who participate. Women and people of color remain underrepresented as developers, users and beneficiaries of technology.
Using gender as a starting point, Gender and Information Technology: Moving Beyond Access to Co-Create Global Partnership offers an interdisciplinary, social systems perspective on how shifting from a dominator social system towards a partnership system–as reflected in four primary social institutions (communication, media, education, and business)–might help us move beyond the simplistic notion of access to information technology towards partnership in co-creating a real digital revolution worldwide. This significant, compelling title defines core roots of the problem while proposing solutions in which we can all participate.

Daya Thussu, “News as Entertainment: The Rise of Global Infotainment”

2008 | pages: 226 | ISBN: 0761968784 | PDF | 5,6 mb

Richly detailed and empirically grounded, this first book-length study of infotainment and its globalization by a leading scholar of global communication, offers a comprehensive and critical analysis of this emerging phenomenon. Going beyond – both geographically and theoretically – the ′dumbing down′ discourse, largely confined to the Anglo-American media, the book argues that infotainment may have an important ideological role, a diversion in which ′soft news′ masks the hard realities of neo-liberal imperialism.

Aaron J. Hahn Tapper, “Judaisms: A Twenty-First-Century Introduction to Jews and Jewish Identities”

English | ISBN: 0520281357, 0520281349 | 2016 | 416 pages | PDF | 14 MB

What does it mean to be a Jew in the twenty-first century? Exploring the multifaceted and intensely complicated characteristics of this age-old, ever-changing community, Judaisms examines how Jews are a culture, ethnicity, nation, nationality, race, religion, and more. With each chapter revolving around a single theme (Narratives, Sinais, Zions, Messiahs, Laws, Mysticisms, Cultures, Movements, Genocides, Powers, Borders, and Futures) this introductory textbook interrogates and broadens readers’ understandings of Jewish communities. Written for a new mode of teaching-one that recognizes the core role that identity formation plays in our lives-this book weaves together alternative and marginalized voices to illustrate how Jews have always been in the process of reshaping their customs, practices, and beliefs. Judaisms is the first book to assess and summarize Jewish history from the time of the Hebrew Bible through today using multiple perspectives. Ideal for classroom use, Judaisms: provides a synthetic and coherent alternative understanding of Jewish identity for students of all backgrounds; focuses on both the history of and potential futures for physical and ideological survival; includes an array of engaging images, many in color; and, offers extensive online resources including notes, key terms, a timeline of major texts, and chapter-by-chapter activities for teaching.

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