Female Genital Cutting, Women's Health, and Development: The Role of the World Bank (World Bank Working Papers)
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Female Genital Cutting, Women's Health, and Development: The Role of the World Bank

'Female Genital Cutting, Women's Health, and Development' provides a comprehensive understanding of the issue of femal genital mutiliation/cutting—scope, challenges, opportunities, best practices, and how communities, development agencies, and national governments can work together to eliminate the practices on the ground. The World Bank is committed to assisting governments in ending the practice of female genital cutting, as the pr...

Vorteil Vielfalt: Herausforderungen und Perspektiven einer offenen Gesellschaft
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Vorteil Vielfalt: Herausforderungen und Perspektiven einer offenen Gesellschaft

Danksagung Unterstutzt wurde der Sammelband von der Deutschen BP AG sowie dem B- desamt fur Migration und Fluchtlinge. Dafur mochten wir beiden Partnern un- ren Dank aussprechen. Ausserdem danken wir den Autoren fur die reibungslose Kooperation, dem VS Verlag fur Sozialwissenschaften fur die gute Zusamm- arbeit und den Kolleginnen Carolin Friese und Katharina Leinberger bei berl- polis fur die fruchtbare Mitarbeit in Sachen Konzeptio...

Coercive Concern: Nationalism, Liberalism, and the Schooling of Muslim Youth
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Coercive Concern: Nationalism, Liberalism, and the Schooling of Muslim Youth

Many liberal-minded Western democracies pride themselves on their commitments to egalitarianism, the fair treatment of immigrants, and the right to education. These environments would seem to provide a best-case scenario for the reception of immigrant youth. But that is not always the case. Coercive Concern explores how stereotypes of Muslim immigrants in Western liberal societies flow through public schools into everyday interaction...

Higher Education and the Civil Rights Movement: White Supremacy, Black Southerners, and College Campuses
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Higher Education and the Civil Rights Movement

Nowhere else can one read about how "Brown v. Board of Education" transformed higher education on campus after campus, in state after state, across the South. And no other book details the continuing struggle to change each school in the years that followed the enrollment of the first African American students. Institutions of higher education long functioned as bastions of white supremacy and black exclusion. Against the walls of Ji...

Measuring Access to Learning Opportunities
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Measuring Access to Learning Opportunities

Since 1968 the Elementary and Secondary School Civil Rights Compliance Report (known as the E&S survey) has been used to gather information about possible disparities in access to learning opportunities and violations of students’ civil rights. Thirty-five years after the initiation of the E&S survey, large disparities remain both in educational outcomes and in access to learning opportunities and resources. These dispariti...

An Inquiry into Modes of Existence: An Anthropology of the Moderns
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An Inquiry into Modes of Existence: An Anthropology of the Moderns

Over the past twenty-five years, Bruno Latour has developed a research protocol different from the actor-network theory with which his name is now associated―a research protocol that follows the different types of connectors that provide specific truth conditions. These are the connectors that prompt a climate scientist challenged by a captain of industry to appeal to the institution of science, with its army of researchers and mount...

Putting Social Movements in their Place: Explaining Opposition to Energy Projects in the United States, 2000-2005
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Putting Social Movements in their Place

"Drawing on rich case studies of environmental siting decisions, Putting Social Movements in their Place provides a compelling and persuasive argument for studying local episodes of contention. Although citizens rarely mobilize to oppose siting decisions, local opposition is surprisingly influential at blocking unwanted environmental sitings when it does occur. McAdam and Boudet show that protest and movements are one part of a much ...

Collective Preventive Diplomacy: A Study in International Conflict Management
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Collective Preventive Diplomacy: A Study in International Conflict Management

Powerful nations have often assumed a leadership role in international relations by becoming involved in ethnic conflict arising within small states. Recently however, their willingness to do so, at least unilaterally, has diminished. This study focuses on why and how powerful nations have acted together to dampen or forestall the expansion of small state conflicts while limiting potential risks to themselves. Employing a case-study ...

Equal Educational Opportunity: Brown's Elusive Mandate (Law and Society (New York, N.Y.).)
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Equal Educational Opportunity: Brown's Elusive Mandate

After the Supreme Court's decision, Brown v. Board of Education (1954), segregated schools eventually responded to court orders to desegregate; yet, in the 1990s racial isolation remained, and standardized tests revealed an achievement gap between minority and white students. Case studies in Wilmington (Delaware), Prince George's County (Maryland), San Diego, Cleveland, and elsewhere and national studies on the achievement gap reflec...

Human Values in Education (The Foundations of Waldorf Education, 20)
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Human Values in Education

The underlying thesis of these lectures, volume XX in the "Foundations of Waldorf Education" series, is that true education must be based on knowledge of the whole human being and that such knowledge cannot be attained without love. On this basis, Steiner presents his understanding of every aspect of child development-bodily, psychological, and spiritual. At the same time, he shows that, to prove worthy of their calling, teachers mus...