The Elephant and the Dragon: The Rise of India and China and What It Means for All of Us

Author: Robyn Meredith

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393331938

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 252

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Offers a compelling study of the rise to international economic power of China and India that examines the implications of these emerging Asian giants for America and what America needs to know about the economic and political strategies of the two nations in order to compete in the global marketplace. Reprint.
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The Post-American World: Release 2.0 (International Edition)

Author: Fareed Zakaria

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393082458

Category: Political Science

Page: 336

View: 7944

“A relentlessly intelligent book.” —Joseph Joffe, New York Times Book Review “This is not a book about the decline of America, but rather about the rise of everyone else.” So begins Fareed Zakaria’s blockbuster on the United States in the twenty-first century, and the trends he identifies have proceeded faster than anyone anticipated. How might the nation continue to thrive in a truly global era? In this fully updated 2.0 edition, Zakaria answers these questions with his customary lucidity, insight, and imagination.
Posted in Political Science

PISA Science 2006

Implications for Science Teachers and Teaching

Author: Rodger W. Bybee,Barry McCrae

Publisher: NSTA Press

ISBN: 1933531312

Category: Education

Page: 286

View: 7068

What must we teach students to enable them to fully participate in a world community where science and technology play an increasingly significant role? That's a question that science educatos continually face and that the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) helps answer. Beginning in 2000 and every three years since, PISA has assessed the reading, mathematical, and scientific literacy of 15-year-olds in some 65 countries. In 2006 the assessment concentrated on science, and researchers evaluated students' knowledge and skills by measuring the depth of scientific literacy attained rather than the elements of curricula mastered. PISA Science 2006 provides a thorough examination of the assessment, including chapters on creating a framework for scientific literacy, test design and development, and frequently answered criticism, plus more than a dozen essays on important themes for science teachers and the study's implications for teaching science in the future. Comprehensive, thought-provoking, and indispensable, this book provides educators with a top-down view of where we stand today in science education and what this means for students and educators.
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China's Rising Research Universities

A New Era of Global Ambition

Author: Robert A. Rhoads,Shi,Xiaoguang Shi,Yongcai Chang

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 1421414546

Category: Education

Page: 224

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This timely study charts the intentional and accelerated rise of China’s research universities by analyzing how state policy has transformed key institutions. Specifically, it addresses how state initiatives have influenced faculty life and academic culture at these campuses. Based on empirical studies at four of the nation’s leading universities and including more than seventy semi-structured interviews with professors and key administrators, China's Rising Research Universities sheds light on fundamental changes in faculty life. These changes amount to nothing short of a dramatic transformation of academic culture at the nation’s top universities. National initiatives driven by China’s Ministry of Education seek to develop two overlapping sets of leading universities, through what are known as Project 211 (which affects about 100 universities) and Project 985 (which affects about 40 universities). Project 985 enhancements are particularly important to the country’s efforts to strengthen university science and research. The book also addresses the broader context of higher education reform in China, arguing that recent efforts to elevate the nation’s top universities toward world-class standing represent a shift in higher education policy development and implementation leading to what is described as China’s Global Ambition Period. Offering important insights into the changing higher education policy context in an age increasingly defined by globalization, China's Rising Research Universities will appeal to higher education leaders and policymakers; students, faculty, and scientists who interact with Chinese counterparts; and scholars of international and comparative studies. -- Nian Cai LIU, Director, Center for World-Class Universities, Shanghai Jiao Tong University
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Internationalizing Media Studies

Author: Daya Kishan Thussu

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134050224

Category: Social Science

Page: 336

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The explosion of transnational information flows, made possible by new technologies and institutional changes (economic, political and legal) has profoundly affected the study of global media. At the same time, the globalization of media combined with the globalization of higher education means that the research and teaching of the subject faces immediate and profound challenges, not only as the subject of enquiry but also as the means by which researchers and students undertake their studies. Edited by a leading scholar of global communication, this collection of essays by internationally-acclaimed scholars from around the world aims to stimulate a debate about the imperatives for internationalizing media studies by broadening its remit, including innovative research methodologies, taking account of regional and national specificities and pedagogic necessities warranted by the changing profile of students and researchers and the unprecedented growth of media in the non-Western world. Transnational in its perspectives, Internationalizing Media Studies is a much-needed guide to the internationalization of media and its study in a global context.
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Communicating India’s Soft Power

Buddha to Bollywood

Author: D. Thussu

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137027894

Category: Political Science

Page: 227

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In recent years, India has emerged as a major economic and political power. Yet, the country's cultural influence outside India has not been adequately analyzed in academic discourses. This book, a pioneering attempt, from an international communication/media perspective, is aimed to fill the existing gap in scholarship in this area.
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Asia's New Battleground

Author: Brahma Chellaney

Publisher: Georgetown University Press

ISBN: 162616021X

Category: Political Science

Page: 400

View: 1784

Winner of the Asia Society's Bernard Schwartz 2012 Book Award The battles of yesterday were fought over land. Those of today are over energy. But the battles of tomorrow may be over water. Nowhere is that danger greater than in water-distressed Asia. Water stress is set to become Asia’s defining crisis of the twenty-first century, creating obstacles to continued rapid economic growth, stoking interstate tensions over shared resources, exacerbating long-time territorial disputes, and imposing further hardships on the poor. Asia is home to many of the world's great rivers and lakes, but its huge population and exploding economic and agricultural demand for water make it the most water-scarce continent on a per capita basis. Many of Asia’s water sources cross national boundaries, and as less and less water is available, international tensions will rise. The potential for conflict is further underscored by China’s unrivaled global status as the source of transboundary river flows to the largest number of countries, ranging from India and Vietnam to Russia and Kazakhstan; yet a fast-rising China has declined to enter into water-sharing or cooperative treaties with these states, even as it taps the resources of international rivers. Water: Asia’s New Battleground is a pioneering study of Asia’s murky water politics and the relationships between fresh water, peace, and security. In this unique and highly readable book, Brahma Chellaney expertly paints a larger picture of water across Asia, highlights the security implications of resource-linked territorial disputes, and proposes real strategies to avoid conflict and more equitably share Asia’s water resources.
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New Age Globalization

Meaning and Metaphors

Author: A. Ahmad

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137319496

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 303

View: 3692

Using the frameworks of systems theory, modernization, and the world system, New Age Globalization presents a composite multilevel, multidirectional picture of globalization informed by eight different but interdependent subsystems.
Posted in Business & Economics

Eine kurze Geschichte der Menschheit

Author: Yuval Noah Harari

Publisher: DVA

ISBN: 364110498X

Category: History

Page: 528

View: 9413

Krone der Schöpfung? Vor 100 000 Jahren war der Homo sapiens noch ein unbedeutendes Tier, das unauffällig in einem abgelegenen Winkel des afrikanischen Kontinents lebte. Unsere Vorfahren teilten sich den Planeten mit mindestens fünf weiteren menschlichen Spezies, und die Rolle, die sie im Ökosystem spielten, war nicht größer als die von Gorillas, Libellen oder Quallen. Vor 70 000 Jahren dann vollzog sich ein mysteriöser und rascher Wandel mit dem Homo sapiens, und es war vor allem die Beschaffenheit seines Gehirns, die ihn zum Herren des Planeten und zum Schrecken des Ökosystems werden ließ. Bis heute hat sich diese Vorherrschaft stetig zugespitzt: Der Mensch hat die Fähigkeit zu schöpferischem und zu zerstörerischem Handeln wie kein anderes Lebewesen. Anschaulich, unterhaltsam und stellenweise hochkomisch zeichnet Yuval Harari die Geschichte des Menschen nach und zeigt alle großen, aber auch alle ambivalenten Momente unserer Menschwerdung.
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Publisher: N.A


Category: Asia

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Publisher: N.A


Category: Industries

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Chinatowns in a Transnational World

Myths and Realities of an Urban Phenomenon

Author: Vanessa Künnemann,Ruth Mayer

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113670924X

Category: Social Science

Page: 254

View: 2209

This book explores the history, the reality, and the complex fantasy of American and European Chinatowns and traces the patterns of transnational travel and traffic between China, South East Asia, Europe, and the United States which informed the development of these urban sites. Despite obvious structural or architectural similarities and overlaps, Chinatowns differ markedly depending on their location. European versions of Chinatowns can certainly not be considered mere replications of the American model. Paying close attention to regional specificities and overarching similarities, Chinatowns thus discloses the important European backdrop to a phenomenon commonly associated with North America. It starts from the assumption that the historical and modern Chinatown needs to be seen as complicatedly involved in a web of cultural memory, public and private narratives, ideologies, and political imperatives. Most of the contributors to this volume have multidisciplinary and multilingual backgrounds and are familiar with several different instances of the Chinese diasporic experience. With its triangular approach to the developments between China and the urban Chinese diasporas of North America and Europe, Chinatowns reveals connections and interlinkages which have not been addressed before.
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The India Way

How India's Top Business Leaders Are Revolutionizing Management

Author: Peter Cappelli,Harbir Singh,Jitendra Singh,Michael Useem

Publisher: Harvard Business Press

ISBN: 1422157849

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 336

View: 1208

Exploding growth. Soaring investment. Incoming talent waves. India's top companies are scoring remarkable successes on these fronts - and more. How? Instead of adopting management practices that dominate Western businesses, they're applying fresh practices of their ownin strategy, leadership, talent, and organizational culture. In The India Way, the Wharton School India Team unveils these companies' secrets. Drawing on interviews with leaders of India's largest firms - including Mukesh Ambani of Reliance Industries, Narayana Murthy of Infosys Technologies, and Vineet Nayar of HCL Technologies - the authors identify what Indian managers do differently, including: Looking beyond stockholders' interests to public mission and national purpose Drawing on improvisation, adaptation, and resilience to overcome endless hurdles Identifying products and services of compelling value to customers Investing in talent and building a stirring culture The authors explain how these innovations work within Indian companies, identifying those likely to remain indigenous and those that can be adapted to the Western context. With its in-depth analysis and research, The India Way offers valuable insights for all managers seeking to strengthen their organization's performance.
Posted in Business & Economics

Was bleibt von uns?

das Ende der westlichen Weltherrschaft

Author: Jan Ross

Publisher: N.A


Category: Europe

Page: 220

View: 5540

Posted in Europe

Foreign Service Journal

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Diplomatic and consular service, American

Page: N.A

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Author: Bertie Charles Forbes

Publisher: N.A


Category: Business

Page: N.A

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Emerging States

The Wellspring of a New World Order

Author: Christophe Jaffrelot

Publisher: Oxford University Press


Category: Social Science

Page: 335

View: 2611

Typically when we think of global powerhouses, countries such as the US, UK, Japan or Germany come to mind. But the world is in the midst of a tectonic shift in international economic and political power. Countries previously lumped under the general heading of "developing" are fast becoming key players on the international stage. India, Turkey, Brazil, Mexico, Indonesia and South Africa, among others, are subtly altering our perceptions of what constitutes a "strong" or "weak" economy, while "Emerging States"--a term once familiar only to economists--is entering common parlance. The Emerging States are reshuffling the cards of the international game in a manner unheard of since 1945. Never before have the dominant powers had to make room for new players, propelled forward by an astonishing economic momentum. The power struggle looming in multilateral organizations such as the UN and the IMF reflects a shift in the world center of gravity, in both geopolitical and cultural terms. Although emerging countries all feature high growth rates, growing integration into the world economy, stabilized institutions and discrete forms of capitalism, their trajectories differ: from China, "the world's factory," to India, "the world's back office". Under such circumstances, there is a growing need to understand how the notion of 'Emerging States' corresponds to reality and what new international configurations it is likely to spawn. This richly documented volume, which contains over 100 color maps, graphs and tables, helps businessmen, scholars and the general reader to get to grips with "Emerging States" and how they are transforming international relations.
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Einhorn, Sphinx und Salamander

das Buch der imaginären Wesen

Author: Jorge Luis Borges,Margarita Guerrero

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783596105847


Page: 222

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Das Buch der imaginären Wesen geht weit über seinen ursprünglichen Titel und Rahmen - 'Handhabung der phantastischen Zoologie' - hinaus. Neben Fabeltieren von der doppelköpfigen Schlange Amphisbaena bis zum Schiffe versenkenden Riesenfisch Zaratan umfaßt das Werk auch die in-teressantesten metaphysischen Geschöpfe der menschlichen Phantasie, darunter etwa jüdische Dämonen, Swedenborgs Engel oder die nicht nur in verstöpselten Flaschen vorkommenden Dschinn. Die Lektüre der meisten Artikel wird dank des bewußt faktischen Tonfalls zu einem höchst spöttischen Vergnügen; der Anhang bietet weitergehende Informationen über die ergötzlichsten Monster der Weltliteratur.
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История городов будущего

Author: Дэниэл Брук

Publisher: Litres

ISBN: 5457673375

Category: Architecture

Page: N.A

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Четыре совершенно разных города в разных концах Земли, но каждый из них стал попыткой своей страны встроиться в западную цивилизацию и создать её форпост на своей территории – «окно в Европу», образ собственного будущего, пригодный и для внешнего, и для внутреннего использования. История движения Востока на Запад через призму городской культуры и городской политики – в бестселлере журналиста Дэниела Брука.
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Publication of the Association of College and Research Libraries, a Division of the American Library Association

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Academic libraries

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