Volunteering improves inner character, builds community, cures poverty, and prevents crime. We've all heard this kind of empowerment talk from nonprofit and government-sponsored civic programs. But what do these programs really accomplish? In "Making Volunteers," Nina Eliasoph offers an in-depth, humorous, wrenching, and at times uplifting look inside youth and adult civic programs. She reveals an urgent need for policy reforms in order to improve these organizations and shows that while volunteers learn important lessons, they are not always the lessons that empowerment programs aim to teach.
With short-term funding and a dizzy mix of mandates from multiple sponsors, community programs develop a complex web of intimacy, governance, and civic life. Eliasoph describes the at-risk youth served by such programs, the college-bound volunteers who hope to feel selfless inspiration and plump up their resumes, and what happens when the two groups are expected to bond instantly through short-term projects. She looks at adult "plug-in" volunteers who, working in after-school programs and limited by time, hope to become like beloved aunties to youth. Eliasoph indicates that adult volunteers can provide grassroots support but they can also undermine the family-like warmth created by paid organizers. Exploring contradictions between the democratic rhetoric of empowerment programs and the bureaucratic hurdles that volunteers learn to navigate, the book demonstrates that empowerment projects work best with less precarious funding, more careful planning, and mandatory training, reflection, and long-term commitments from volunteers.
Based on participant research inside civic and community organizations, "Making Volunteers" illustrates what these programs can and cannot achieve, and how to make them more effective."
Автор: Lessing, Benjamin (university Of Chicago) Название: Making peace in drug wars ISBN: 1316648966 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781316648964 Издательство: Cambridge Academ Рейтинг: Цена: 3335 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Over the past thirty years, a new form of conflict has ravaged Latin America's largest countries, with well-armed drug cartels fighting not only one another but the state itself. In Colombia, Mexico, and Brazil, leaders cracked down on cartels in hopes of restoring the rule of law and the state's monopoly on force. Instead, cartels fought back - with bullets and bribes - driving spirals of violence and corruption that make mockeries of leaders' state-building aims. Fortunately, some policy reforms quickly curtailed cartel-state conflict, but they proved tragically difficult to sustain. Why do cartels fight states, if not to topple or secede from them? Why do some state crackdowns trigger and exacerbate cartel-state conflict, while others curb it? This study argues that brute-force repression generates incentives for cartels to fight back, while policies that condition repression on cartel violence can effectively deter cartel-state conflict. The politics of drug war, however, make conditional policies all too fragile.
Автор: Ewan Ferlie Название: Making Wicked Problems Governable? ISBN: 0199603014 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780199603015 Издательство: Oxford Academ Рейтинг: Цена: 9548 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: The book analyses the developments of inter-organizational networks in the UK National Health Service during the New Labour period, combining empirical case studies from various policy arenas (clinical genetics, cancer networks, sexual health networks, and long term care) with a theoretically informed analysis.
Описание: Bringing to the fore the words, ideas, and struggles of the workers themselves, this book underlines how deep racial tensions permeate the factory, as an overwhelmingly minority workforce is subject to white dominance.
Автор: O`Donovan Название: Making Organizational Change Stick ISBN: 1138736295 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781138736290 Издательство: Taylor&Francis Рейтинг: Цена: 4965 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Business needs change. And it needs it in ways, at a rate and on a scale that is unprecedented. Current success rates for organizational change projects are dismal and are likely to remain so until organizations reinvent their approach to project delivery, and learn how to integrate Change Management and Project Management successfully. In this ground-breaking and innovative book, Gabrielle O Donovan shows you how to design strategy, structures and processes to realize this integration and deliver sustainable and commercially powerful business change. She opens the book by providing the context, describing both the problem and the solution; how the disconnect between Project Management and Change Management feeds the 40–70 per cent failure rate and the laying of many a dud egg; and how cross-discipline integration efforts thus far have only addressed the tip of the iceberg, ignoring the subterranean cultural element that can divide or unite project teams. From there, she profiles Project Management and Change Management in turn and, crucially, the value and service propositions of these respective disciplines and the different theories, models and tools they employ. In the second half of the book she makes a ‘Project and Change Partnership’ (PCP) culture explicit and measurable, articulating those cultural assumptions that will support an effective alliance and that relate to those universal problems all organizations face regarding the macro environment, external adaptability and survival, and internal integration. From there, she describes how Project Managers and Change Managers can cooperate daily by dividing work packages and activities throughout the end-to-end project lifecycle. Project leaders who instill a PCP culture will benefit from the unique value that these interdependent disciplines bring to project delivery. It is they who will lay golden eggs and realize business benefits. Making Organizational Change Stick is written for project leaders, Change Managers, Project/Programme Managers, design thinkers, business architects and anyone concerned with business change.
Описание: This text looks at the way time is constructed, made, managed, and used in organizations. It both provides an overview of some of the key concepts in time and it explores how particular features of the modern world extend and change the temporal dimension of organizational activity.
Описание: "Making Space for Queer-Identifying Religious Youth charts young people`s understanding of religion, investigating the experiences, choices and identities of queer - lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender - youth involved in inclusive churches. Rather than assume that sexuality and religion, and in this case Christianity, are separate and divergent paths, this book explores how they might mutually and complexly construct one another in times of religious-sexual citizenship. Taylor presents a methodological discussion on the `public sociology` of religion and sexuality studies, and provides an illustrative focus on substantive fields often separated in disciplinary dis-orientations. These examples illustrate how participation shapes identifications; how marginalization and discrimination are managed; and how religion and sexuality serve as vehicles for various forms of belonging, identification and expression. `Religion` and `sexuality` are mutually constructed through gendered spaces, online spaces, and sensory spaces."--
Автор: K. Spracklen Название: Making the Moral Case for Social Sciences ISBN: 1137577908 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781137577900 Издательство: Springer Рейтинг: Цена: 5955 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Social sciences are measured, attacked and defended for the money they make, or the ways in which they help governments control citizens. In this book, Karl Spracklen makes the moral case that social sciences are necessary to reveal the truth about power, and to help fight inequality.
Автор: B. Thomason Название: Making Sense of Reification ISBN: 0333314972 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780333314975 Издательство: Springer Рейтинг: Цена: 18286 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Making Space for Queer-Identifying Religious Youth charts young people`s understanding of religion, investigating the experiences, choices and identities of queer - lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender - youth involved in inclusive churches.
Автор: Philo C. Wasburn; Tawnya J. Adkins Covert Название: Making Citizens ISBN: 3319502425 ISBN-13(EAN): 9783319502427 Издательство: Springer Рейтинг: Цена: 8881 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: This book assembles what political scientists, sociologists, and communication analysts have learned in almost six decades of research on political socialization (the lifelong process by which we acquire political beliefs). It also explores how people develop political values, attitudes, identities, and behavioral dispositions.
Описание: The complexion of labour migration in the European Union (EU) has altered in recent years. Not only has there been a shift in the length of time labour migrants spend abroad, but the nature, scale and direction of the migration flows have also changed dramatically. The enlargements of the EU in 2004 and 2007 were influential in this respect. A growing economy and large wage gaps encouraged a large stream of workers to leave the new Member States for the old. The EU’s open internal borders made it easy for them to return home or to move on to another Member State. This publication considers what this means for the future of labour migration and how policy should address this issue.
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