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Audit Cultures

Audit Cultures

Anthropological Studies in Accountability, Ethics and the Academy

  • Author: Marilyn Strathern
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1134569696
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 336
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Do audit cultures deliver greater responsibility, or do they stifle creative thought? We are all increasingly subjected to auditing, and alongside that, subject to accountability for our behaviour and actions. Audit cultures pervade in the workplace, our governmental and public institutions as well as academia. However, audit practices themselves have consequences, beneficial and detrimental, that often go unexamined. This book examines how pervasive practices of accountability are, the political and cultural conditions under which accountability flourishes and the consequences of their application. Twelve social anthropologists look at this influential and controversial phenomenon, and map out the effects around Europe and the Commonwealth, as well as in contexts such as the European Commission, the International Monetary Fund and Academic institutions. The result provides an excellent insight into auditing and its dependence on precepts of economic efficiency and ethical practice. This point of convergence between these moral and financial priorities provides an excellent opening for debate on the culture of management and accountability.

Qualitätssicherung an Hochschulen

Qualitätssicherung an Hochschulen

  • Author: Sandra Mittag
  • Publisher: Waxmann Verlag
  • ISBN: 9783830967132
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Structure and Agency in the Neoliberal University

Structure and Agency in the Neoliberal University

  • Author: Joyce E. Canaan,Wesley Shumar
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1135910154
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 328
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This volume considers how current transitions in postsecondary education are impacting Higher Education (HE) institutions and subjects in a number of Northern nations, as well as how these transitions are indicative of the wider shift from the welfare to the market state. The university is now considered a key site for training and wealth generation in the so-called 'knowledge economy' that operates in a globalising, high tech world. Further, these transitions are underpinned by neo-liberal economic ideas that assume that the public sector is a drag on the economy unless it is subject to the rules, regulations and assumptions that govern the private sector. This excellent volume - an important contribution to Education as well as Economics and Politics - furthers our understandings of universities as marketable entities as part of the globalized economy.

The Anthropology of Organisations

The Anthropology of Organisations

  • Author: Alberto Corsín Jiménez
  • Publisher: Ashgate Publishing Company
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 567
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This volume brings together a selection of classic and contemporary articles written by anthropologists over the last sixty years. The essays reflect the move from earlier preoccupations with 'culture' and 'relationality' and cast new light on the relevance of ethnography for organisational and social theory.

Academic Working Lives

Academic Working Lives

Experience, Practice and Change

  • Author: Lynne Gornall
  • Publisher: A&C Black
  • ISBN: 1441185348
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 408
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"Provides a fine-grained, multidisciplinary, multi-context and inclusive set of approaches to the challenges and complexities within contemporary academic working lives"--

Journal of the Anthropological Society of Oxford

Journal of the Anthropological Society of Oxford

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  • Publisher: N.A
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  • Category: Anthropology
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JASO

JASO

Journal of the Anthropological Society of Oxford

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  • Publisher: N.A
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  • Category: Anthropology
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BPR

BPR

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  • Category: American literature
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American Book Publishing Record

American Book Publishing Record

BPR annual cumulative

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  • Category: United States
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Journal of Mediterranean Studies

Journal of Mediterranean Studies

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  • Category: Mediterranean Region
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The use and usefulness of the social sciences

The use and usefulness of the social sciences

achievements, disappointments, and promise

  • Author: Robert W. Pearson,Lawrence W. Sherman
  • Publisher: Sage Publications, Inc
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Page: 188
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Publishing the 600th volume of The Annals provides the perfect opportunity to celebrate the achievements of the social sciences, review past and current challenges, and look toward future possibilities that await scholars, practitioners, and policymakers alike in using the social sciences to help improve the quality of human life and advance the public good. Certainly, The Annals and its parent organization, the American Academy of Political and Social Science, have changed over the 115 years. So too have disciplines and fields of study within the social sciences. Yet the hope to "enlighten public opinion and inform public policy" has remained constant, even as the Academy and the social sciences have pursed both a "science project" and "national political project," occasionally in tandem and, at other times, separately. This special issue is dedicated to reflecting on how selected disciplines and fields of study have promoted their use and usefulness in advancing and informing public policy. With an impressive array of experts in their respective fields, this volume examines how anthropology, behavioral genetics, criminology, economics, international relations, sociology, psychology, and political science have advanced or strayed from that agenda. Much more than a historical overview, the articles here provide honest and at times, provocative assessments of the development of the social sciences and their impact on public policies and the publics they study. Social scientists, practitioners, and policymakers willing to advance the use and usefulness of the social sciences will upon the lesions of this volume for many years to come.

Place Randomized Trials

Place Randomized Trials

Experimental Tests of Public Policy

  • Author: Robert F. Boruch
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications, Incorporated
  • ISBN: 9781412925822
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 292
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The phrase "evidence-based policy" is frequently used, but it's crucial that such claims are scrutinized and validated. When the data on social and behavioral interventions are presented, high-quality evidence must be clearly defined and the methodology behind such studies held to rigorous standards. Both the Cochrane Collaboration –focusing on healthcare – and the international Campbell Collaboration – concentrating on criminal justice, education, and social services – were created to develop, maintain and improve detailed guidelines for producing high-quality systematic reviews. And both organizations emphasize randomized controlled trials to evaluate the effectiveness of various interventions. As a springboard from the Campbell Collaboration initiative and supported by the Rockefeller Foundation, this special issue of The Annals includes a thorough review of randomized tests across a variety of studies. Exploring significant dimensions of place randomized trials (also called cluster randomized trials or group randomized trials), these papers shed light on recent efforts to enhance the quality of designing such trials as well as on results reporting. The research topics included in this volume are diverse. Taken together, these papers offer important insight into the nuts and bolts of conducting randomized trials: the significance of place in trials; how such studies are initiated; the incentives and justifications needed by participants; how to overcome challenges of implementation; and where to find out what studies have already been conducted or are currently underway. While providing far-reaching insight into the topic of randomized testing, these papers also identify new issues and key questions to be further addressed in future research. Scholars and policymakers alike will find this collection of rigorous research essential in understanding the implications of current evidence-based policies as well as a guidepost for designing and conducting new studies.

Cambridge Anthropology

Cambridge Anthropology

A Journal of the Department of Social Anthropology, Cambridge University

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  • Publisher: N.A
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  • Category: Anthropology
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Refractions of Civil Society in Turkey

Refractions of Civil Society in Turkey

  • Author: D. Kuzmanovic
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 1137027924
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 211
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Drawing on data from ethnographic fieldwork among civic activists and identifying a range of domestic and international socio-political contexts, Refractions of Civil Society in Turkey explores different perceptions of civil society in Turkey and pursues the general question of why civil society holds such power to move those who evoke it.

Eurocrats at Work

Eurocrats at Work

Negotiating Transparency in Postnational Employment Policy

  • Author: Renita Thedvall
  • Publisher: University of Iceland Press
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 239
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The Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute

The Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute

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  • Category: Anthropology
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American Anthropologist

American Anthropologist

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  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Anthropology
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Embedding ethics

Embedding ethics

  • Author: Lynn Meskell,Peter Pels
  • Publisher: Berg Publishers
  • ISBN: 9781845200466
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 326
  • View: 2443
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Embedding Ethicsquestions why ethics have been divorced from scientific expertise. Invoking different disciplinary practices from biological, archaeological, cultural, and linguistic anthropology, contributors show how ethics should be resituated at the heart of, rather than exterior to, scientific activity. Positioning the researcher as a negotiator of significant truths rather than an adjudicator of a priori precepts enables contributors to relocate ethics in new sets of social and scientific relationships triggered by recent globalization processes--from new forms of intellectual and cultural ownership to accountability in governance, and the very ways in which people are studied. Case studies from ethnographic research, museum display, archaeological fieldwork and professional monitoring illustrate both best practice and potential pitfalls.

AMERICAN ANTHOLOGIST

AMERICAN ANTHOLOGIST

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Science & Public Policy

Science & Public Policy

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  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Science
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