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    Development Policies and Policy Processes in Africa

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    economics; quantitative policy evaluation; Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP); povert

    Changing Space, Changing City

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    As the dynamo of South Africa’s economy, Johannesburg commands a central position in the nation’s imagination, and scholars throughout the world monitor the city as an exemplar of urbanity in the global South. This richly illustrated study offers detailed empirical analyses of changes in the city’s physical space, as well as a host of chapters on the character of specific neighbourhoods and the social identities being forged within them. Informing all of these is a consideration of underlying economic, social and political processes shaping the wider Gauteng region. A mix of respected academics, practising urban planners and experienced policymakers offer compelling overviews of the rapid and complex spatial developments that have taken place in Johannesburg since the end of apartheid, along with tantalising glimpses into life on the streets and behind the high walls of this diverse city. The book has three sections. Section A provides an overview of macro spatial trends and the policies that have infl uenced them. Section B explores the shaping of the city at district and suburban level, revealing the peculiarity of processes in different areas. This analysis elucidates thelarger trends, while identifying shifts that are not easily detected at the macro level. Section C is an assembly of chapters and short vignettes that focus on the interweaving of place and identity at a micro level. With empirical data supported by new data sets including the 2011 Census, the city’s Development Planning and Urban Management Department’s information system, and Gauteng City-Region Observatory’s substantial archive, the book is an essential reference for planning practitioners, urban geographers, sociologists, and social anthropologists, among others

    Thema und Anweisungsstruktur im Text mit einer Analyse des ersten Abschnittes aus "Noc s Hamletem" von Vladimír Holan

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    Das Ziel dieser Arbeit ist es, mit Hilfe von linguistischen und kommunikationstheoretischen Analysemethoden fakultative und gegebenenfalls obligatorische Gesetzmäßigkeiten der innertextuellen Organisation aufzuzeigen. Dabei werden auch neuere Ansätze, insbesondere die von der Logik, Semantik und Systemtheorie beeinflußten, auf ihre Praktikabilität hin überprüft

    American Mobilities

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    American Mobilities investigates representations of mobility – social, economic, geographic – in American film and literature during the Depression, WWII, and the early Cold War. With an emphasis on the dual meaning of »domestic«, referring to both the family home and the nation, this study traces the important trope of mobility that runs through the »American« century. Juxtaposing canonical fiction with popular, and low-budget independent films with Classical Hollywood, Leyda brings the analytic tools of American cultural and literary studies to bear on an eclectic array of primary texts as she builds a case for the significance of mobility in the study of the United States

    Drug Discovery

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    Natural products are a constant source of potentially active compounds for the treatment of various disorders. The Middle East and tropical regions are believed to have the richest supplies of natural products in the world. Plant derived secondary metabolites have been used by humans to treat acute infections, health disorders and chronic illness for tens of thousands of years. Only during the last 100 years have natural products been largely replaced by synthetic drugs. Estimates of 200 000 natural products in plant species have been revised upward as mass spectrometry techniques have developed. For developing countries the identification and use of endogenous medicinal plants as cures against cancers has become attractive. Books on drug discovery will play vital role in the new era of disease treatment using natural products

    Governing Gaza

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    Marred by political tumult and violent conflict since the early twentieth century, Gaza has been subject to a multiplicity of rulers. Still not part of a sovereign state, it would seem too exceptional to be a revealing site for a study of government. Ilana Feldman proves otherwise. She demonstrates that a focus on the Gaza Strip uncovers a great deal about how government actually works, not only in that small geographical space but more generally. Gaza’s experience shows how important bureaucracy is for the survival of government. Feldman analyzes civil service in Gaza under the British Mandate (1917–48) and the Egyptian Administration (1948–67). In the process, she sheds light on how governing authority is produced and reproduced; how government persists, even under conditions that seem untenable; and how government affects and is affected by the people and places it governs

    Kinder im Gespräch – mit Kindern im Gespräch

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    How do children behave in conversations? The authors of this book provide answers that are relevant to research and practice. The analysis is based on authentic conversations in everyday situations. The discussion process and the situational embedding of the discussion actions are the focus of the investigations. The volume contains articles on argumentative conversations between children of preschool and elementary school age and on communication-promoting strategies of early childhood education professionals in daycare. In addition, framework conditions and observation instruments for communicative skills of kindergarten children are discussed and the use of digital media is also considered. Ines Bose, Prof. Dr., teaches and researches at the Institute for Music, Media and Speech Studies at Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg. Kati Hannken-Illjes, Prof. Dr., teaches and researches at the Institute for German Linguistics, Speech Science Group, at the Philipps University of Marburg. Stephanie Kurtenbach, Dr. phil., teaches and researches at the Institute for Music, Media and Speech Studies at the Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg

    Anticipating and Preparing for Emerging Skills and Jobs

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    This open access book analyzes the main drivers that are influencing the dramatic evolution of work in Asia and the Pacific and identifies the implications for education and training in the region. It also assesses how education and training philosophies, curricula, and pedagogy can be reshaped to produce workers with the skills required to meet the emerging demands of the Fourth Industrial Revolution. The book’s 40 articles cover a wide range of topics and reflect the diverse perspectives of the eminent policy makers, practitioners, and researchers who authored them. To maximize its potential impact, this Springer-Asian Development Bank co-publication has been made available as open access


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    Ce volume reflète l’extraordinaire essor pris ces dernières années par l’histoire des femmes en situation coloniale. Onze contributions, concernant des territoires coloniaux divers, portant sur les XIXe et XXe siècles, abordent, à travers des aspects historiques, littéraires, sociologiques ou politiques, des questions fondamentales pour cerner « le sexe » de la colonisation et de la décolonisation. Elles nous montrent combien, dans les deux processus, les rapports de genre, de classe et de race s’imbriquent dans les discours et dans les faits. La richesse des approches et des problématiques démontre, s’il le fallait, la pertinence de l’outil « genre » dans l’analyse des impérialismes

    Die böhmischen Länder in den Wiener Zeitschriften und Almanachen des Vormärz (180–1848). Tschechische nationale Wiedergeburt – Kultur- und Landeskunde von Böhmen, Mähren und Schlesien – Kulturelle Beziehungen zu Wien. Teil III: Kunst

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    Once more we are made aware of the fact that during the first half of the 19th century Bohemian musicians performed successfully outside their home country, in Europe as well as in the New World and in the Russian Empire, including careers in Vienna and we also learn that the readers of Viennese journals in the first place of the “Theaterzeitung” got firsthand information about the repertoire of the theatres in Prague and of theatres elsewhere. Reports and reviews about the life in the applied arts in the Bohemian lands being a rather lesser known chapter of art history allow us an insight in this field. The volume in question offers a reach source of information concerning the history of music, applied and performing arts in the Bohemian lands under Habsburg rule in the first half of the 19th century from the perspective of Viennese media


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