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Indicators of Children's Well-Being: Theory and Practice in a Multi-Cultural Perspective
Series: Social Indicators Research Series , Vol. 36
Ben-Arieh, Asher; Frønes, Ivar (Eds.)
Reprinted from SOCIAL INDICATORS RESEARCH, 80:1, 83:1 and 84:3 and CHILD INDICATORS RESEARCH, 1:1, 2008 2009, XII, 592 p., Hardcover
Edited by Ann Cecilie Bergene, Work Research Institute, Norway, Sylvi B. Endresen, University of Oslo, Norway and Hege Merete Knutsen, University of Oslo, Norway.
Professors Fredrik Engelstad and Ragnvald Kalleberg have each written a chapter for this publication celebrating France's leading living sociologist, Raymond Boudon (retired from the Sorbonne). Also, a third Norwegian sociologist has contributed a chapter to this work of four volumes, professor Stein Ringen at Oxford University
The Intersubjective Mirror in Infant Learning and Evolution of Speech
Stein Bråten University of Oslo Advances in Consciousness Research 76 2009. xxii, 351 pp. Publishing status: Available
Olle Törnquist, Kristian Stokke and Neil Webster
Series: Governance, Security and Development
Professor Grete Brochmann and Professor Arnlaug Leira have each contributed a chapter to this book that provides readers – students, researchers, academics, policy-makers, activists and interested non-specialists – with a sophisticated understanding of contemporary discussion, analysis and theorizing of issues pertaining to conflict, citizenship and civil society
The EUMARGINS project, led by Katrine Fangen has just had its first book published by Ashgate. 'Inclusion and Exclusion of Young Adult Migrants in Europe - Barriers and Bridges' explores the inclusion and exclusion of young adult immigrants across a range national contexts, including the Nordic welfare states, old colonial countries, Southern European nations and the Eastern European region. Scrutinising legal, policy and historical sources, as well as participation in labour market and education systems, this volume engages with multiple social arenas and spheres, to integrate research and provide a cohesive investigation of the dynamics of each national setting.
This book provides a comprehensive and insightful portrait of the 'Nordic model of welfare' - its history, characteristics and challenges in a globalized world. It illustrates the successful interplay of political, social and economic forces in the development of political and welfare institutions in the small and advanced open economies and egalitarian societies of Northern Europe.
In recent years, scholars in international relations and other fields have begun to conceive of security more broadly, moving away from a state-centered concept of national security toward the idea of human security, which emphasizes the individual and human well-being. Viewing global environmental change through the lens of human security connects such problems as melting ice caps and carbon emissions to poverty, vulnerability, equity, and conflict. This book examines the complex social, health, and economic consequences of environmental change across the globe.
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