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French Notables

Reflections of Industrialization and Regionalism

Thomas Beck

French Notables is the result of the first comprehensive analysis of the electoral rolls and the economic censuses of the censitaire monarchies. The Becks have concluded that although the nobility remained the wealthiest group in society and the landed in general were still dominant, the diversity of the notables and the economy was great. Men such as negociants, meuniers, and cultivateurs were all part of the electorate and their numbers increased with economic growth. The non-landed electors were found everywhere, but concentrations of more than 20,000 people found them in sharply rising percentages. The economy was also highly diversified, with industry especially dominant in cities of more than 40,000 people. The north of France, especially along the coast, was the most advanced region of France, and the electors reflected the industrialization and regionalism of the country.
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International Corporate Public Affairs Management

Politische Kommunikationsnetzwerke Multinationaler Unternehmen

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Thomas Beck

Das Buch erstellt einen analytischen Bezugsrahmen für die Erfassung und Evaluation kommunikativer Einflussbeziehungen von Unternehmen. Bislang mangelte es an perspektivischer Vielfalt, theoretischen Fundierungsmöglichkeiten und geeigneten Instrumenten zur Rekonstruktion und Analyse des komplexen politischen Beziehungsmanagements Multinationaler Unternehmen. Der Autor verknüpft Schlüsselkonzepte des Issues- und Stakeholdermanagements, der Politikfeldanalyse, Tauschtheorie und Lobbyismusforschung mit dem Netzwerkansatz. Das Ergebnis ist eine neuartige Forschungsheuristik, die es möglich macht, Public Affairs aus relationaler Perspektive zu betrachten und themenzentrierte politische Anspruchsgruppenkommunikation von Organisationen zu analysieren.
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Edited by Gary A. Beck and Thomas Socha

From serious illness to natural disasters, humans turn to communication as a major source of strength to help us bounce back and to keep growing and thriving.
Communicating Hope and Resilience Across the Lifespan addresses the various ways in which communication plays an important role in fostering hope and resilience. Adopting a lifespan approach and offering a new framework to expand our understanding of the concepts of «hope» and «resilience» from a communication perspective, contributors highlight the variety of «stressors» that people may encounter in their lives. They examine connections between the cognitive dimensions of hope such as self-worth, self-efficacy, and creative problem solving. They look at the variety of messages that can facilitate or inhibit experiencing hope in relationships, groups, and organizations. Other contributors look at how communication that can build strengths, enhance preparation, and model successful adaptation to change has the potential to lessen the negative impact of stress, demonstrating resilience.
As an important counterpoint to recent work focusing on what goes wrong in interpersonal relationships, communication that has the potential to uplift and facilitate responses to stressful circumstances is emphasized throughout this volume. By offering a detailed examination of how to communicate hope and resilience, this book presents practical lessons for individuals, marriages, families, relationship experts, as well as a variety of other practitioners.