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Education, Labour & Science

Perspectives for the 21st Century


György Széll, Carl-Heinrich Bösling and Ute Széll

This book presents a selection of presentations during the Fifth Congress of the International Network «Regional and Local Development of Work and Labour». The congress took place at the University of Osnabrück in September 2006. However, it was not a traditional congress, but it revived the practice of «future workshops», which were invented by Robert Jungk. The book assembles 33 articles covering all social sciences by authors from 16 different countries: Austria, Brazil, Denmark, Germany, France, India, Italy, Japan, The Netherlands, Nigeria, Norway, Poland, Russia, South Africa, Spain, and Sweden. It is dedicated to the democratization of the different spheres of society from a grassroot-perspective.
Contents: György Széll/Carl-Heinrich Bösling/Ute Széll: Foreword – Wolfgang Jäger: Greetings – Francesco Garibaldo: Change, Unions, Democracy – Heinz Sünker: Globalisation, Democracy and Education – Alain Chouraqui: Camp des Milles: A Memorial for Tomorrow. Social Sciences for Civic Education and Culture – Walter Frantz: Education in Co-operative Practice – Juan Monreal/Carmina Pérez: Training and Work Organisation – Mamata Lakshmanna: Consumer Awareness and Consumer Education – Carmen E. Schmidt: Japan’s University Reform: A Model for the 21st Century? – Shaheeda S. Essack: The Ecology of Peer-Monitoring in Higher Education - Moving Towards Resolution and Sustainability – Lauge Baungaard Rasmussen: Models for Sustainable Regional Development - A Danish-Chinese Approach to Regional Development of Education, Work and Technology based on a Multi-Dimensional Understanding of Sustainability – Maike Koops: The Programme «Learning Regions - Providing Support for Networks» by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research – Rainer Werning: War and Peace in the Southern Philippines: Legacies of One of South East Asias’s Longest-Lasting Conflicts – Narihiko Ito: The Article 9 of the Japanese Constitution as the Fundamentals of the Peace Education – Roland Vollmar: Professionalism and Morality in Informatics – Roberto Cipriani: Science and Technology – Chintamana Lakshmanna: Science and Technology in the 20th Century – Anup Dash: Epistemological Violence and Knowledge Security in the 21st Century: What Role for Social Scientists – Fredrik Rakar: Peer Agencies: Institutional Hybrids within Swedish Science and Education – Maria Matey-Tyrowicz: Fundamental Social Rights - Labour Law and Industrial Relations Aspects – Detlev Ehrig/Uwe Staroske: Industrial Feudalism and Macroeconomic Equilibrium - and by the way Remarks on the Relationship between Economic Theory and Political Discourse – Yunus Adeleke Dauda: Strategic Management for Technological Innovation: Human Resources Development Approach – Thobile Yanta: Dual Labour Market: Implications for Youth Development in South Africa – Vladimir Maslov: Corporate Culture in Management (a Modal of Russia) – Rolf Geffken: Chinese Unions and the Limits of Wal*Mart’s Anti-Unionism – Sven Schaller: The Influence of the Structure of Holdings and Production on Agricultural Yield in Developing Countries – Isabel da Costa: Industrial Relations in France: Restructuring Industrial Democracy – Thoralf Ulrik Qvale: Democratic Management and Leadership, Culture and Technology – Claudius H. Riegler: Work Design in Virtual Organisations: A Federal R&D Programme in Germany as a Measure of Public Policy Intervention – Volker Telljohann: Restructuring Processes and Social Regulation - The German Case – Johannes Jaenicke/Klaus Weyerstrass: The Influence of Institutions on the Labour Market Performance: A Case Comparison between Austria and Germany – Jan C. Looise/Jan de Leede: Employment Relations Innovation in the Netherlands. What Does it Mean and How Does it Go? – Eberhard Schmidt: Trade Unions and NGOs: Successes and Limits of Coalition Building – György Széll: Vanitas, vanitatum, et omnia vanitas?