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al kora

al kora  

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A traditional ball game played in North African Arab societies such as Morocco, Algeria, and Tunisia, where, as Allen Guttmann has noted, governments have supported the preservation of such ...
American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations

American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations  

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(AFL-CIO)The main US labour federation. The name results from the amalgamation in 1955 of two associations, the AFL representing mainly craft unions, and the CIO representing mainly industrial ...
Anthony Giddens

Anthony Giddens  

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(1938– )Internationally famous British sociologist, innovative publisher, public intellectual, and Director of the London School of Economics, Giddens has authored a remarkable succession of seminal ...
Antonio Negri

Antonio Negri  

(1933–)Italian*Marxistpolitical philosopher best known for his collaborative writings with Michael Hardt. A measure of his significance may be gauged from Michel Foucault's remark in 1980 that Negri ...
assembly line

assembly line  

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A device moving a good being produced, for example a car, past a sequence of workers or machines. As it passes each work-station, a particular task is performed. Tasks may include adding components, ...
axiomatic

axiomatic  

Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari's term for the capitalist mode of production. An axiom is a proposition which cannot be proven true or false and from which one is able to construct a system of ...
Big Bang

Big Bang  

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The upheaval on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) when major changes in operation were introduced on 27 October 1986. The major changes enacted on that date were: (a) the abolition of LSE rules ...
bilateralism

bilateralism  

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Agreements or joint policies between two states, most often with regard to trade and security. With the end of the Cold War and the emergence of new forms of globalization ...
border

border  

A boundary line established by a state, or a region, to define its spatial extent—‘central multi-scalar nodes where power, place and identity intersect’ (Kaiser and Nikiforova (2006) Ethnic & Racial ...
borderless world

borderless world  

Is a term that refers to the declining significance of national boundaries and the nation-state in the face of the globalization of production chains, product markets, corporate structures, and ...
brain Drain

brain Drain  

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A pejorative description of the tendency for talented people from poor countries to seek employment in richer ones. Sometimes this migration occurs because, while similar skills are needed in both ...
Business and Human Rights

Business and Human Rights  

At first glance, the question of business and human rights can seem both simple and irrelevant. The question can appear irrelevant because sovereign states have traditionally been the duty-bearers ...
capitalism

capitalism  

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An economic system in which the factors of production are privately owned and individual owners of capital are free to make use of it as they see fit; in particular, for their own profit. In this ...
Christian Democracy

Christian Democracy  

Christian democracy has been a successful post‐war political movement in Western Europe and, to a lesser extent, Latin America. Its sociological and ideological origins, however, lie in the ...
cognitive map

cognitive map  

A mental representation of a portion of the physical environment and the relative locations of points within it. Cognitive maps are generally distorted by simplifying assumptions and preconceptions: ...
commodity chains

commodity chains  

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The network of economic links which integrate transnational labour processes and corporations involved in global sourcing and global marketing of products. Commodity chain analysis—sometimes also ...
communitarianism

communitarianism  

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n. an approach to ethical problems that rejects excessive emphasis on the individual and focuses instead on social cohesion and community interests, arguing that every single person is embedded ...
community

community  

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Many sociological and anthropological definitions exist, but most tend to privilege some combination of small-scale, relative boundedness, strong affective ties, traditionalism, and face-to-face ...
Comparative social policy

Comparative social policy  

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Social policy has been a comparative effort right from the start. The discipline's founders (T. H. Marshall, R. Titmuss, H. L. Wilensky were explicitly comparative in their approach. Insofar as ...
consumer rights

consumer rights  

Those rights designed for the benefit and protection of consumers and to force the producers and providers to take the consumer's perspective. Various laws and protective bodies augment the rights ...

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