The Netherlands

Author: David Simson

Publisher: Heinemann/Raintree

ISBN: 9780739868331

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

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Presents the natural environment and resources, people and culture, and business and economy of The Netherlands, focusing on development and change in recent years.

The Changing Face of Academic Life

Analytical and Comparative Perspectives

Author: Jürgen Enders,Egbert de Weert

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 9780230521032

Category: Education

Page: 272

View: 9814

The book addresses major developments both to the academic enterprise internally and to the external environment which are changing the academic profession. The book brings together an international group of scholars who discuss different aspects of the professoriate and their working conditions in contemporary higher education systems.

The Changing Face of Compliance

Managing Regulatory Risk

Author: Sharon Ward

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317039041

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 304

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In the current business climate the impact of the volume and nature of regulatory change and the regulatory risk arising from this is a significant business risk for regulated firms and regulators alike. As a consequence, management of this risk is increasingly high on the board agenda of regulated firms, with those business functions whose activities support this, such as Compliance, facing increasing levels of challenge in their efforts to be effective. The Changing Face of Compliance addresses core aspects of this challenge, considering the relationship between regulation and compliance and key influences on both, offering insight into the effectiveness of current approaches and addressing practical compliance challenges. Sharon Ward explains how the role of Compliance might be strengthened and those who work within it further enabled to support the current focus on improving standards in business, offering recommendations for enhancing this role. The text includes a mix of hands-on advice, examples and research based on the experiences of practitioners, educators and regulators drawn from across a wide range of jurisdictions and sectors. This is a thoughtful and timely book, whether you are concerned about the growing and changing implications of regulatory risk; the benefit of leveraging additional value from your Compliance function or your own Compliance role; or ways of transforming and sustaining the function to ensure its continued relevance to the business.

The Changing Face of European Identity

A Seven-Nation Study of (Supra)National Attachments

Author: Richard Robyn

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134275978

Category: Political Science

Page: 256

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Drawing upon systematic research using Q Methodology in seven countries - Denmark, France, Germany, the United Kingdom, Italy, Netherlands and Sweden - this volume presents the results of the most extensive effort yet at cross-cultural, subjective assessment of national and supranational identity. The studies attempt to explain how the European Union, as the most visible experiment in mass national identity change in the contemporary world, influences how Europeans think about their political affiliations.

The Changing Face of Vietnamese Management

Author: Chris Rowley,Quang Truong

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135245304

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 304

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Vietnam has emerged from long periods of colonialization, wars and ideological conflicts to become an important economic force within Asia and a promising destination for international business ventures. The latest book in the popular Working in Asia series, The Changing Face of Vietnamese Management, draws on the experiences of local, Vietnamese experts to offer a unique perspective on the opportunities, challenges and issues facing managers and organizations operating in this fascinating emerging market. The book: Contextualizes political, economic and social traditions Discusses Vietnam’s competitiveness within the global economy Analyzes key functional areas, including HRM, marketing, finance and strategy Examines key issues and new developments in management and business This key text includes illustrative case studies and vignettes to provide broad coverage and content that would serve the needs of students and managers alike.

The Changing Face of Volunteering in Hospice and Palliative Care

Author: Ros Scott,Steven Howlett

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198788274

Category: Medical

Page: 240

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Volunteers have a long been involved in supporting the delivery of palliative care. Indeed in some countries, the range and quality of hospice and palliative care services depends on the involvement of volunteers. Hospice and palliative care services and volunteering are changing. As society develops, so too does volunteering. Volunteers have growing expectations of organizations, and increasingly seek roles that meet their needs and aspirations, rather than fitting in with organizational approaches. As hospice and palliative care services experience increasing and changing demands for their services due to aging populations with complex healthcare needs, we need to recognize that volunteers have a vital role to play in supporting the delivery of services of the future. The Changing Face of Volunteering in Hospice and Palliative Care explores the complex phenomenon that is volunteering in hospice and palliative care in different countries. It considers how and why volunteering is changing, through the contributions of authors from Western and Eastern Europe, North America, Australia, Africa, and India. It reflects on the influence of culture and organisational contexts, in addition to management approaches, legislative, and political influences, highlighting factors that contribute to the success of volunteering. Contributing to knowledge and understanding in the field of volunteering in hospice and palliative care internationally, this book highlights the factors that contribute to the success of volunteering models, allowing readers to see possibilities for change and find new ideas for innovative practice in their own setting.

The changing face of medicine

women doctors and the evolution of health care in America

Author: Ann K. Boulis,Jerry A. Jacobs

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 9780801463501

Category: Medical

Page: N.A

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The number of women practicing medicine in the United States has grown steadily since the late 1960s, with women now roughly at parity with men among entering medical students. Why did so many women enter American medicine? How are women faring, professionally and personally, once they become physicians? Are women transforming the way medicine is practiced? To answer these questions, The Changing Face of Medicine draws on a wide array of sources, including interviews with women physicians and surveys of medical students and practitioners. The analysis is set in the twin contexts of a rapidly evolving medical system and profound shifts in gender roles in American society. Throughout the book, Ann K. Boulis and Jerry A. Jacobs critically examine common assumptions about women in medicine. For example, they find that women's entry into medicine has less to do with the decline in status of the profession and more to do with changes in women's roles in contemporary society. Women physicians' families are becoming more and more like those of other working women. Still, disparities in terms of specialty, practice ownership, academic rank, and leadership roles endure, and barriers to opportunity persist. Along the way, Boulis and Jacobs address a host of issues, among them dual-physician marriages, specialty choice, time spent with patients, altruism versus materialism, and how physicians combine work and family. Women's presence in American medicine will continue to grow beyond the 50 percent mark, but the authors question whether this change by itself will make American medicine more caring and more patient centered. The future direction of the profession will depend on whether women doctors will lead the effort to chart a new course for health care delivery in the United States.

The Changing Face of Imperialism

Colonialism to Contemporary Capitalism

Author: Sunanda Sen,Maria Cristina Marcuzzo

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1351184792

Category: Social Science

Page: 338

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This volume reiterates the relevance of imperialism in the present, as a continuous arrangement, from the early years of empire-colonies to the prevailing pattern of expropriation across the globe. While imperialism as an arrangement of exploitation has sustained over ages, measures deployed to achieve the goals have gone through variations, depending on the network of the prevailing power structure. Providing a historical as well as a conceptual account of imperialism in its ‘classical’ context, this collection brings to the fore an underlying unity which runs across the diverse pattern of imperialist order over time. Dealing with theory, the past and the contemporary, the study concludes by delving into the current conjuncture in Latin America, the United States and Asia. The Changing Face of Imperialism will provide fresh ideas for future research into the shifting patterns of expropriation – spanning the early years of sea-borne plunder and the empire-colonies of nineteenth-century to contemporary capitalism, which is rooted in neoliberalism, globalization and free market ideology. With contributions from major experts in the field, this book will be a significant intervention. It will be of interest to scholars and researchers of economics, politics, sociology and history, especially those dealing with imperial history and colonialism.

The Changing Face of Empire

Charles V, Phililp II and Habsburg Authority, 1551-1559

Author: M. J. Rodríguez-Salgado

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521085675

Category: History

Page: 396

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Using a vast range of primary sources, this substantial and important volume provides a comprehensive analysis of the division and near-collapse of Habsburg authority during the 1550s. The principal episodes of this period (the death of Charles V, the accession of Philip II, and the latter's marriage to Mary Tudor) are well known in outline, but Dr Rodriguez-Salgado provides much that is new and original, both on the internal history of Spain, and on the highly complex diplomacy of the period. Why did Charles V and Philip I go to war against France, and Papacy and Islam, and how did the multinational empire survive the huge financial demands such wars placed upon it? Spanish relations with England and France are examined in detail, and The Changing Face of Empire does a great deal to illuminate the breakdown in relations with the Netherlands that was to culminate in the Dutch Revolt.

The Changing Face of Religion and Human Rights

A Personal Reflection

Author: Clemens Neumann Nathan

Publisher: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers

ISBN: 900417415X

Category: Political Science

Page: 232

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Clemens N. Nathan has devoted a lifetime to the pursuit of Human Rights to understanding and reflecting upon the concept of Human Rights; to participating in, and sometimes helping to create, organisations and mechanisms for the protection and promotion of Human Rights; to helping those who have been denied their Human Rights and to encouraging and supporting research into and scholarship on Human Rights. All this has been achieved by a man who has had no formal training in the field, but who has become a recognised expert through his extensive reading, through working with leading exponents, and by drawing upon his lively intellect, his wealth of culture and his knowledge of history, philosophy and religions. This volume, published under the auspices of the Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law, offers insight into the challenging relationship between religion and human rights.

The Changing Face of Corruption in the Asia Pacific

Current Perspectives and Future Challenges

Author: Chris Rowley,Marie dela Rama

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 0081012306

Category: Law

Page: 416

View: 411

The Changing Face of Corruption in the Asia Pacific: Current Perspectives and Future Challenges is a contemporary analysis of corruption in the Asia-Pacific region. Bringing academicians and practitioners together, contributors to this book discuss the current perspectives of corruption’s challenges in both theory and practice, and what the future challenges will be in addressing corruption’s proliferation in the region. Includes viewpoints from both practitioners and academic contributors on corruption in the Asia Pacific region Offers a strong theoretical background together with the practical experience of contributors Explores what the future challenges will be in addressing corruption’s proliferation in the region Aimed at both the academic and professional audience

The Changing Face of Welfare

Consequences and Outcomes from a Citizenship Perspective

Author: Jørgen Goul Andersen,Anne-Marie Guillemard,Per H. Jensen,Birgit Pfau-Effinger

Publisher: Policy Press

ISBN: 1861345917

Category: Political Science

Page: 281

View: 8455

There have been major shifts in the framework of social policy and welfare across Europe. Adopting a multi-level, comparative and interdisciplinary approach, this book develops a critical analysis of policy change and welfare reform in Europe. It specifically asks: To what extent do welfare states undergo profound change? Is the welfare state moving in qualitatively different directions? What generates change? What are the outcomes of change in terms of social cohesion? policy changes that are often poorly understood in the welfare literature, and contributes to a further development of the theoretical and conceptual frameworks for understanding social change. simultaneously: changes in the discipline of Social Policy itself; the changing character of social problems; changes in social policy and citizenship; and the emergence of new forms of social integration. The book also speculates on how different dimensions of change are interlinked. postgraduate or level 3 students in social policy, sociology and politics.

The Changing Institutional Face of British Employment Relations

Author: Linda Dickens,Alan C. Neal

Publisher: Kluwer Law International

ISBN: 9041125418

Category: Law

Page: 158

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Employment protection in Britain, once seen as resting on collective bargaining supported by public policy, has increasingly come to be framed in terms of individual legal rights, enforceable before judicial forums such as employment tribunals. This dramatic shift towards juridification of the individual employment relationship has not only contributed towards significant changes to the institutional `landscape of employment relations in Britain, but also carries important implications for the future of employment law and regulation in `the home of collective bargaining. This comprehensive evaluation of current institutional reality and trends prepared to mark the 30th anniversary of the Advisory Conciliation and Arbitration Service (Acas) provides a unique look inside the key institutions of British employment relations. Each contributor leading academics and senior practitioners, all closely associated with particular institutions locates their institution in terms of purpose, origins, and context, discusses its structure, governance and composition, and assesses its operation, considering current challenges and future direction. In the course of examining issues relating to institutional choice and roles, the presentations offer contemporary views on the impact of decentralisation and the shrinking of collective bargaining, decline in trade union membership and strength, and the political effects of increasing global competition. The influence of EU social policy initiatives upon British legislative policy is identified, while attention is drawn to the consequences of an increased feminisation of the workforce, along with an increasing incidence of `non-standard workers and continuing service sector growth. Set alongside the evidence of decline in manufacturing, restructuring of the public sector, and the growth of the SME sector, this volume demonstrates the remarkable pressures for change which have impacted upon the institutions of British employment relations over the past thirty years. These essays offer an especially valuable mix of expert independent discussion along with personal insights gained from direct involvement in the operation of the key bodies. As a much-needed overview and basis for evaluation of the current institutional map of British employment relations, as well as a contemporary consideration of lessons to be drawn from the changing institutional face of employment relations in Britain, this book will be of inestimable value to policy-makers and practitioners in the field, as well as to students, academics, and more generally interested observers of the British experience.

The Changing Face of Europe

Population Flows in the 20th Century

Author: Bülent Kaya

Publisher: Council of Europe

ISBN: 9287147906

Category: History

Page: 125

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This study examines all aspects of migration, its different flows and types, such as economic, forced and ethnic, as well as its impact on economics, demography and social and cultural life. National policies on integration and naturalisation, and how they are conditioned are examined and compared. From a variety of sources (maps, statistics, first person acounts of migration life, novels, films and surveys), a web of causes and effects emerges, depicting migrant life today. In this way, the reader gains an overview and the beginning of a deeper understanding of this complex subject.

The Changing Face of Central Banking

Evolutionary Trends since World War II

Author: Pierre L. Siklos

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139433464

Category: Business & Economics

Page: N.A

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Central banks have emerged as the key players in national and international policy making. This book explores their evolution since World War II in 20 industrial countries. The study considers the mix of economic, political and institutional forces that have affected central bank behaviour and its relationship with government. The analysis reconciles vastly different views about the role of central banks in the making of economic policies. One finding is that monetary policy is an evolutionary process.

The Changing Face of American Banking

Deregulation, Reregulation, and the Global Financial System

Author: Ranajoy Ray Chaudhuri

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 1137361123

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 292

View: 3531

With almost 6,300 commercial banks, significantly more than in any other country, the world of US banking is unique, fascinating, and always in flux. Two principal pieces of legislation have shaped the banking structure in this country: The McFadden Act of 1927, which prohibited banks from branching into other states, and The Glass-Steagall Act of 1933, which separated commercial and investment banking activities. The repeal of the Glass-Steagall Act in 1999 was one of the main contributing factors behind the global financial crisis of 2008. This measure resulted in the passage of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010, which once again prohibited commercial banks from making certain types of speculative investments. The Changing Face of American Banking analyzes the impact of both these acts - as well as that of their subsequent repeal - in depth, examining the real effects of government regulations on the US commercial banking sector. Ray Chaudhuri pinpoints the evolving nature of US commercial banks and banking regulations and explores their impact on the economy. Instead of just focusing on banks and regulations, this work considers the correlations and causality between banking performance and economic growth and productivity. It also brings the banking literature up to date with the 2008-2009 financial crisis and its aftermath, including the passage of the Dodd-Frank Act of 2010 and its effect on American banking.

The Changing Face of Canada

Essential Readings in Population

Author: Roderic P. Beaujot,Donald W. Kerr

Publisher: Canadian Scholars’ Press

ISBN: 1551303221

Category: History

Page: 389

View: 6125

Canadian society is rapidly changing. This concise, up-to-date volume masterfully captures this change. The work of leading Canadian demographers is featured and it promises to be an exciting new entry in Canadian population studies