Easternisation

Easternisation
Author : Gideon Rachman
Publisher : Random House
Total Pages : 304
Release : 2016-08-04
ISBN 10 : 9781473521162
ISBN 13 : 1473521165
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Easternisation Book Description:

'A masterly account...the best survey of global affairs I have read for some time' Sunday Times WITH A NEW PREFACE BY THE AUTHOR The West’s domination of world politics is coming to a close. The flow of wealth and power is turning from West to East and a new era of global instability has begun. Easternisation is the defining trend of our age – the growing wealth of Asian nations is transforming the international balance of power. This shift to the East is shaping the lives of people all over the world, the fate of nations and the great questions of war and peace. A troubled but rising China is now challenging America’s supremacy, and the ambitions of other Asian powers – including Japan, North Korea, India and Pakistan – have the potential to shake the whole world. Meanwhile the West is struggling with economic malaise and political populism, the Arab world is in turmoil and Russia longs to reclaim its status as a great power. We are at a turning point in history: but Easternisation has many decades to run. Gideon Rachman offers a road map to the turbulent process that will define the international politics of the twenty-first century.

Easternization

Easternization
Author : Raphael Kaplinsky
Publisher : Routledge
Total Pages : 344
Release : 2013-01-11
ISBN 10 : 9781135781675
ISBN 13 : 1135781672
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Easternization Book Description:

Japanese industry has shown its superiority in a range of traded goods sectors. It was thought that this competitive advantage arose from the use of electronics-based flexible automation technologies, but it is now clear that the major source of this industrial strength is in the development and diffusion of new management techniques such as just-in-time production and total quality management. A number of Western firms have begun to introduce these management techniques and have begun to reap significant benefits, not just in lowering costs but also in improving product variety and quality, and in being able to satisfy customer needs more effectively. This is a practical and relevant book for those involved in the areas of policy and production, as well as being of relevance to those in the teaching and research communities.

Easternisation

Easternisation
Author : David Howell
Publisher : Demos
Total Pages : 24
Release : 1995-01
ISBN 10 : 9781898309765
ISBN 13 : 1898309760
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Easternisation Book Description:

Easternisation

Easternisation
Author : Raphael Kaplinsky
Publisher : Psychology Press
Total Pages : 321
Release : 1994
ISBN 10 : 9780714646114
ISBN 13 : 0714646113
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Easternisation Book Description:

What can developing countries learn from the phenomenal success of Japanese manufacturing? Not the application of capital-intensive imported automation technologies, but instead the use of a radically new set of management techniques. These revolutionise the organisation of work, require different factory layouts, alter the scheduling of production through the factory and change the relationship with suppliers and customers. It might be thought that these new management techniques require the high levels of education and training found in the Japanese labour force. But this book - based upon studies of firms implementing these new management techniques in a range of developing countries in Asia, Latin America and sub-Saharan Africa (as well as the UK and the USA) - shows that considerable gains can be achieved even in low-income countries with poor levels of human resource development. These management techniques improve the performance both of the implementing firms and the overall economy. But success is not automatic and many firms fail in their attempts to introduce these new managerial techniques. Based upon the results of primary research the author argues the case for actively promoting the rapid diffusion of these techniques and identifies policy implications for governments, management and labour. Moreover, as the research shows, success cannot be achieved by trying to replicate the social relations used by the Japanese. A new path has to be identified, one which builds on the specific cultural and political experience of individual firms and countries, and one which confronts the need to forge a new path of social development.

Easternisation

Easternisation
Author :
Publisher :
Total Pages : 19
Release : 1996
ISBN 10 : OCLC:986551726
ISBN 13 :
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Easternisation Book Description:

Uses of the Other

Uses of the Other
Author : Iver B. Neumann
Publisher : U of Minnesota Press
Total Pages : 281
Release : 1999
ISBN 10 : 0816630836
ISBN 13 : 9780816630837
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Uses of the Other Book Description:

The field of international relations has recently witnessed a tremendous growth of interest in the theme of identity and its formation, construction, and deconstruction. In Uses of the Other, Iver B. Neumann demonstrates how thinking about identity in terms of the self and other may prove highly useful in the study of world politics. Neumann begins by tracing the four different paths along which this thinking has developed during this century -- ethnographic, psychological, Continental philosophical, and "Eastern excursion" -- and he shows how these blended at the margins of the discipline of international relations at the end of the 1980s. There follow several incisive readings of European identity formations on the all-European, regional, and national levels. The theme that draws these readings together is how "the East" is used as a sign of otherness at all three levels. Whereas previous studies framed this process as part of colonial and postcolonial developments, this book suggests that "Easternness" is also present as a marker in contemporary discourses about Russia, Turkey, Central Europe, and Bashkortostan, among others.

Conditionality the EU and Turkey

Conditionality  the EU and Turkey
Author : Rahime Süleymanoğlu-Kürüm
Publisher : Routledge
Total Pages : 208
Release : 2018-08-16
ISBN 10 : 9781351214643
ISBN 13 : 1351214640
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Conditionality the EU and Turkey Book Description:

Turkey has been a critical case to study to assess the impact of EU conditionality on non-member states, but has lost its visibility following the debates on the detachment of Turkey from the EU gradually since 2005. This book studies Turkey–EU relations in the area of foreign policy from 1987 when Turkey applied for full membership and expanding to the present-day retrenchment of Turkey from the EU. It provides a unique perspective in looking to explain the entirety of the EU–Turkey relations during this period, covering both transformation and retrenchment of Turkish foreign policy from the EU requirements. The book further illustrates that the conditionality mechanism is still relevant to study EU–Turkey relations, and when applied systematically, can map both attachment and detachment from the EU. It is also critical to understand how Turkey has distanced itself from the EU gradually and incrementally. This book is of key interest to scholars and students of EU foreign policy, Turkish foreign policy, conditionality, foreign policy analysis, Turkish–EU relations, the ENP and more broadly to international relations.

New Statesman Society

New Statesman Society
Author :
Publisher :
Total Pages :
Release : 1997
ISBN 10 : STANFORD:36105070672055
ISBN 13 :
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

New Statesman Society Book Description:

New Religious Movements

New Religious Movements
Author : Bryan R. Wilson
Publisher : Psychology Press
Total Pages : 284
Release : 1999
ISBN 10 : 9780415200509
ISBN 13 : 0415200504
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

New Religious Movements Book Description:

New Religious Movements: Challenge & Response is the most comprehensive, wide-ranging study on the global impact of new religions. * New religions discussed include Hare Krishna, Sikh Dharma, The Unification Church, The Church of Scientology, The Jesus People and Wicca. * Focuses on the rise of new religious movements in Italy, Brazil, United States, Germany and Britain. * The contributors are among the most respected and reputable experts in the field.

Sociology of Religion for Generations X and Y

Sociology of Religion for Generations X and Y
Author : Adam Possamai
Publisher : Routledge
Total Pages : 256
Release : 2016-04-08
ISBN 10 : 9781134937677
ISBN 13 : 1134937679
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sociology of Religion for Generations X and Y Book Description:

Generations X and Y are plugged into the contemporary world of consumption, popular culture, and the internet. These generations treat knowledge and belief as a more flexible concept, often focusing on the practical rather than the theoretical and often drawing on conflicting sources in both popular and cyber culture. Their approach to religious belief and practice requires a new way of studying the sociology of religion. 'Sociology of Religion for Generations X and Y' examines key world religions - Buddhism, Christianity and Islam - as well as newer religious groups, such as Scientology, New Age, Witchcraft and online communities such as Jediism and Matrixism. The book covers a range of key concepts: secularisation and modernisation, re-enchantment, the 'McDonaldisation' of society, and the easternisation of the west. Each chapter opens with a case study from popular culture or the internet which takes the reader to the heart of the topic being discussed. Employing both classical sociological theory and contemporary critical theory, 'Sociology of Religion for Generations X and Y' explains where contemporary religion and spirituality are coming from, where they are now, and where they are going.