Regulating a New Society

Public Policy and Social Change in America, 1900-1933

Author: Morton Keller

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674753662

Category: History

Page: 396

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Morton Keller, a leading scholar of twentieth-century American history, describes the complex interplay between rapid economic change and regulatory policy. In its portrait of the response of American politics and law to a changing economy, this book provides a fresh understanding of emerging public policy for a modern nation.

Zionism and the Creation of a New Society

Author: the late Ben Halpern,Jehuda Reinharz

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780195357844

Category: History

Page: 304

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Israel is a modern state whose institutions were clearly shaped by an ideological movement. The declaration of independence in 1948 was an immediate expression of the fundamental Zionist idea: it gave effect to a plan advocated by organized Zionists since the 1880s for solving the Jewish Problem. Thus, major Israeli political institutions, such as the party structure, embody principles and practices that were followed in the World Zionist Organization. In this respect, Israel is similar to other new states whose political institutions directly derive from the nationalist movements that won their independence. History and social structure are inseparably joined; the contemporary social problems of the new state are clearly rooted in its history, while the shape of its future is being decided by the very policies through which it is trying to solve these problems. At the same time, there are many unique aspects to the birth of Israel. The problem to be solved by acquiring sovereignty in Israel (and establishing a free Jewish society there) was the problem of a people living in exile. The first stage, therefore, was to return to the people a homeland to which they were intimately attached, not only in their dreams but in the minute details of their ways of life. This important book studies the birth of the State of Israel and analyzes the elaborately articulated and variegated ideological principles of the Zionist movement that led to that birth. It examines conflicting pre-state ideals and the social structure that emerged in Palestine's Jewish community during the Mandate period. In particular, Zionism and the Creation of a New Society reflects upon Israel's existence as both a state and a social structure--a place conceived before its birth as a means of solving a particular social malady: the modern Jewish Problem. Jehuda Reinharz and the late Ben Halpern carefully trace the development of the Zionist idea from its earliest expressions up to the eve of World War II, setting their study against a broad background of political and social development throughout Europe and the Middle East.

The New Society

The Anatomy of Industrial Order

Author: Peter F. Drucker

Publisher: Transaction Publishers

ISBN: 141281409X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 362

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In The New Society, Peter Drucker extended his previous works The Future of Industrial Man and The Concept of the Corporation into a systematic, organized analysis of the industrial society that emerged out of World War II. He analyzes large business enterprises, governments, labor unions, and the place of the individual within the social context of these institutions. Although written when the industrial society he describes was at its peak of productivity, Drucker's basic conceptual frame has well stood the test of time. Following publication of the first printing of The New Society, George G. Higgins wrote in Commonweal that "Drucker has analyzed, as brilliantly as any modem writer, the problems of industrial relations in the individual company or 'enterprise.' He is thoroughly at home in economics, political science, industrial psychology, and industrial sociology, and has succeeded admirably in harmonizing the findings of all four disciplines and applying them meaningfully to the practical problems of the 'enterprise.'” This well expresses contemporary critical opinion. Peter Drucker's new introduction places The New Society in a contemporary perspective and affirms its continual relevance to industry in the mid-1990s. Economists, political scientists, psychologists, and professionals in management and industry will find this seminal work a useful tool for understanding industry and society at large.

Education For A New Society (RLE Edu L Sociology of Education)

Author: Ernest Green,Harold Shearman

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136470271

Category: Education

Page: 4

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Aimed at the layperson, this book discusses education for the man or woman in the street and the advantages to society of having an educated population, with the aim of not just convincing people of the importance of education but persuading them to take participate actively in education.

New Citizens for a New Society

The Institutional Origins of Mass Schooling in Sweden

Author: J. Boli

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 1483299260

Category: Education

Page: 296

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Employing a macro-sociological perspective applicable to all Western countries, this book argues that mass schooling is an essentially ideological enterprise. Concentrating on the 1650-1850 period in Swedish history, the book traces the institutionalization of the universal, egalitarian individual and the homogeneous, integrated national polity as primordial social elements in place of the corporate groups of estate society. It then studies the reorganization of the Swedish polity as a secular project for the pursuit of progress under the direction of an active bureaucractic state. These transformations led to the ideology of mass schooling as a ceremonial means of preparing competent, responsible citizens who could participate successfully in the rationalized, exchange-oriented polity. The book's detailed study of primary schooling between 1800 and 1880 supports this theory, demonstrating that competing theories - functionalist, social control, status competition, and modernization arguments - are contradicted by the Swedish primary schooling in the 20th century and speculates about future mass schooling developments.

Higher Education and the New Society

Author: George Keller

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 9780801895180

Category: Education

Page: 208

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Keller expected this book to ignite discussion and controversy within academic circles, and he hoped fervently that it would lead to real thinking, real analysis, and urgently needed transformation.

Family Values and the New Society

Dilemmas of the 21st Century

Author: George Patrick Smith

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780275962210

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 280

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Smith (law, Catholic U. of America, D.C.) explores a number of situations in which old and new moral and ethical values and political and social forces are combining either to challenge or enhance--depending on one's view--the traditional notion of family. He discusses challenging or restructuring t

The New Society

The Anatomy of Industrial Society

Author: Peter Ferdinand Drucker

Publisher: Transaction Publishers

ISBN: 9781560006244

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 362

View: 909


Drucker analyes large business enterprises, governments, labor unions,and the place of the individual within the social context of these institutions. Althoughwritten when the industrial society he describes was at its peak of productivity,Drucker's basic conceptual frame has well stood the test of time.

Education and Society in the New Russia

Author: Anthony Jones

Publisher: M.E. Sharpe

ISBN: 9781563242090

Category: Education

Page: 341

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This survey of the changes in education and socialization in the former USSR examines the institutions that are shaping the first post-Soviet generation. Chapters provide reports on such questions as diversification and the development of independent schools, curriculum reform and democratization.

What Is History?

and Other Essays

Author: Michael Oakeshott

Publisher: Andrews UK Limited

ISBN: 1845403029

Category: Philosophy

Page: 468

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This highly readable new collection of thirty pieces by Michael Oakeshott, almost all of which are previously unpublished, covers every decade of his intellectual career, and adds significantly to his contributions to the philosophy of historical understanding and political philosophy, as well as to the philosophy of education and aesthetics. The essays were intended mostly for lectures or seminars, and are consequently in an informal style that will be accessible to new readers as well as to those already well acquainted with Oakeshott’s works. Early pieces include a long essay ‘On the Relations of Philosophy, Poetry, and Reality’, and Oakeshott’s comments on ‘The Cambridge School of Political Science’ through which he himself had passed as an undergraduate. The collection also reproduces a substantial wartime essay ‘On Peace with Germany’. There are two new essays on the philosophy of education, and the essay which gives the work its title, ‘What is History?’, is just one of over half a dozen discussions of the nature of historical knowledge. Oakeshott’s later sceptical, ‘hermeneutic’, thought is also well represented by pieces such as ‘What is Political Theory?’ and ‘The Emergence of the History of Thought.’ Reviews of books by English and European contemporaries such as Butterfield, Hayek, Voegelin, and Arendt also help to place him in context more clearly than before. The book will be indispensable for all Oakeshott’s readers, no matter which area of his thought concerns them most.

New View of Society. Tracts relative to this subject; viz. Proposals for raising a Colledge of Industry of all useful Trades and Husbandry. By John Bellers. (Reprinted from the original published ... 1696. Report to the Committee of the Association for the relief of the manufacturing and labouring poor. A brief sketch of the Religious Society of people called Shakers (communicated ... by W. S. Warder). With an account of the public proceedings connected with the subject, which took place in London in July and August 1817. Published by R. Owen

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Arise Ye Mighty People!

Gender, Class, and Race in Popular Struggles

Author: Terisa E. Turner,Bryan J. Ferguson

Publisher: Africa World Press

ISBN: 9780865433007

Category: Social Science

Page: 273

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Arise! Ye Mighty People! witnesses the continuous resistance to the multiple oppressions leveled against women and men of color, throughout the world.