The Third Wave

The Third Wave
Author: Alvin Toffler
Pages: 537
ISBN: UOM:39076001507248
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Release: 1981
Editor: Bantam
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Originally published by W. Morrow in 1980.

The Third Wave

The Third Wave
Author: Samuel P. Huntington
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9780806186047
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Release: 2012-09-06
Editor: University of Oklahoma Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Between 1974 and 1990 more than thirty countries in southern Europe, Latin America, East Asia, and Eastern Europe shifted from authoritarian to democratic systems of government. This global democratic revolution is probably the most important political trend in the late twentieth century. In The Third Wave, Samuel P. Huntington analyzes the causes and nature of these democratic transitions, evaluates the prospects for stability of the new democracies, and explores the possibility of more countries becoming democratic. The recent transitions, he argues, are the third major wave of democratization in the modem world. Each of the two previous waves was followed by a reverse wave in which some countries shifted back to authoritarian government. Using concrete examples, empirical evidence, and insightful analysis, Huntington provides neither a theory nor a history of the third wave, but an explanation of why and how it occurred. Factors responsible for the democratic trend include the legitimacy dilemmas of authoritarian regimes; economic and social development; the changed role of the Catholic Church; the impact of the United States, the European Community, and the Soviet Union; and the "snowballing" phenomenon: change in one country stimulating change in others. Five key elite groups within and outside the nondemocratic regime played roles in shaping the various ways democratization occurred. Compromise was key to all democratizations, and elections and nonviolent tactics also were central. New democracies must deal with the "torturer problem" and the "praetorian problem" and attempt to develop democratic values and processes. Disillusionment with democracy, Huntington argues, is necessary to consolidating democracy. He concludes the book with an analysis of the political, economic, and cultural factors that will decide whether or not the third wave continues. Several "Guidelines for Democratizers" offer specific, practical suggestions for initiating and carrying out reform. Huntington's emphasis on practical application makes this book a valuable tool for anyone engaged in the democratization process. At this volatile time in history, Huntington's assessment of the processes of democratization is indispensable to understanding the future of democracy in the world.

The Third Wave

The Third Wave
Author: Steve Case
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9781501132599
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Release: 2017-04-18
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The #1 New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller from Steve Case—the co-founder of AOL—presents “a compelling roadmap for the future…that can help us make sense of the technological changes reshaping our economy and the world. A fascinating read” (Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook COO and founder of LeanIn.org). Steve Case—a pioneer who made the Internet part of everyday life—was on the leading edge of a revolution in 1985 when he co-founded AOL, the first Internet company to go public and the most successful business of the 1990s. Back then Case was an entrepreneur in an industry that hadn’t really been invented yet, but he had a sense how dramatically the Internet would transform business and society. In The Third Wave, he uses his insights garnered from nearly four decades of working as an innovator, investor, and businessman to argue the importance of entrepreneurship and to chart a path for future innovators. We are entering, as Case explains, the “Third Wave” of the Internet. The first wave saw AOL and other companies lay the foundation for consumers to connect to the Internet. The second wave saw companies like Google and Facebook build on top of the Internet to create search and social networking capabilities, while apps like Snapchat and Instagram leveraged the smartphone revolution. Now, Case argues, we’re entering the Third Wave: a period in which entrepreneurs will vastly transform major “real world” sectors such as health, education, transportation, energy, and food—and in the process change the way we live our daily lives. Part memoir, part manifesto, and part playbook for the future, The Third Wave explains the ways in which newly emerging technology companies will have to rethink their relationships with customers, with competitors, and with governments; and offers advice for how entrepreneurs can make winning business decisions and strategies—and how all of us can make sense of this ever-changing digital age.

Third Wave Feminism

Third Wave Feminism
Author: S. Gillis,G. Howie,R. Munford
Pages: 310
ISBN: 9780230593664
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Release: 2007-04-17
Editor: Springer
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This revised and expanded edition, new in paperback, provides a definitive collection on the current period in feminism known by many as the 'third wave'. Three sections - genealogies and generations, locales and locations, politics and popular culture - interrogate the wave metaphor and, through questioning the generational account of feminism, indicate possible future trajectories for the feminist movement. New to this edition are an interview with Luce Irigaray, a foreword by Imelda Whelehan as well as newly commissioned chapters.

Surfing on the third wave

Surfing on the third wave
Author: Miguel Angel Martin
Pages: 270
ISBN: 8894818179
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Release: 2017
Editor: Unknown
Language: it

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The Third Wave

The Third Wave
Author: Alison Thompson
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9780679604921
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Release: 2011-07-12
Editor: Random House
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Alison Thompson, a filmmaker living in New York City, was enjoying Christmas with her boyfriend in 2004 when she saw the news reports online: a 9.3 magnitude earthquake had struck the sea near Indonesia, triggering a massive tsunami that hit much of southern Asia. As she watched the death toll climb, Thompson had one thought: She had to go help. A few years earlier, she had spent eight months volunteering at Ground Zero after 9/11. She’d learned then that when disaster strikes, it’s not just the firemen and Red Cross who are needed—every single person can make a difference. With $300 in cash, some basic medical supplies, and a vague idea that she’d go wherever she was needed, Thompson headed to Sri Lanka. Along with a small team of volunteers, she settled in a coastal town that had been hit especially hard and began tending to people’s injuries, giving out food and water, playing games with the children, collecting dead bodies, and helping rebuild the local school and homes that had been destroyed. Thompson had intended to stay for two weeks; she ended up staying for fourteen months. She and her team helped start new businesses and set up the first tsunami early-warning center in Sri Lanka, which continues to save lives today. The Third Wave tells the inspiring story of how volunteering changed Thompson’s life. It begins with her first real introduction to disaster relief after 9/11 and ends with her more recent efforts in Haiti, where she has helped create and run, with Sean Penn, an internally-displaced-person camp and field hospital for more than 65,000 Haitians who lost their homes in the 2010 earthquake. In The Third Wave, Thompson provides an invaluable inside glimpse into what really happens on the ground after a disaster—and a road map for what anyone can do to help. As Alison Thompson shows, with some resilience, a healthy sense of humor, and the desire to make a difference, we all have what it takes to change the world for the better.

Riding the Third Wave

Riding the Third Wave
Author: Kevin Springer
Pages: 252
ISBN: 0551015489
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Release: 1987
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Consolidating the Third Wave Democracies

Consolidating the Third Wave Democracies
Author: Larry Diamond,Marc F. Plattner,Yun-han Chu,Hung-mao Tien
Pages: 343
ISBN: 0801857945
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Release: 1997-09-08
Editor: JHU Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

An in-depth analysis of the struggle to consolidate new and fragile democracies—available in two paperback volumes for course use. The global trend that Samuel P. Huntington has dubbed the "third wave" of democratization has seen more than 60 countries experience democratic transitions since 1974. While these countries have succeeded in bringing down authoritarian regimes and replacing them with freely elected governments, few of them can as yet be considered stable democracies. Most remain engaged in the struggle to consolidate their new and fragile democratic institutions. Consolidating the Third Wave Democracies provides an in-depth analysis of the challenges that they face. Consolidating the Third Wave Democracies is available in two paperback volumes, each introduced by the editors and organized for convenient course use. The first paperback volume, Themes and Perspectives, addresses issues of institutional design, civil-military relations, civil society, and economic development. It brings together some of the world's foremost scholars of democratization, including Robert A. Dahl, Samuel P. Huntington, Juan J. Linz, Guillermo O'Donnell, Adam Przeworski, Philippe C. Schmitter, and Alfred Stepan. The second paperback volume, Regional Challenges, focuses on developments in Southern Europe, Latin America, Russia, and East Asia, particularly Taiwan and China. It contains essays by leading regional experts, including Yun-han Chu, P. Nikiforos Diamandouros, Thomas B. Gold, Michael McFaul, Andrew J. Nathan, and Hung-mao Tien.

The Politics of Third Wave Feminisms

The Politics of Third Wave Feminisms
Author: E. Evans
Pages: 237
ISBN: 9781137295279
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Release: 2015-04-08
Editor: Springer
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The past twenty years have witnessed a renewal of interest in feminist activism on both sides of the Atlantic. In part this has been a response to neoliberal and neoconservative attacks, both implicit and explicit, on the gains made by feminists during the 1960s and 70s. This study adds a comparative dimension to the ongoing analysis of feminism and feminist activism by mapping, analysing and theorising third wave feminisms in the US and Britain. A key addition to Gender and Politics literature, it explores third wave feminisms by situating them within a specific political context, neoliberalism, and in relation to feminist theories of intersectionality, both of which present radical opportunities and practical challenges for feminism and the feminist movement. Elizabeth Evans is Lecturer in Politics at the University of Bristol. Her research focuses on gender and politics, including engagement with formal processes and political activism. She has published widely on aspects of feminism, gender and politics, and her previous book, Gender and the Liberal Democrats, was published in 2011.

Business Process Management

Business Process Management
Author: Howard Smith,Peter Fingar
Pages: 292
ISBN: 0929652347
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Release: 2007
Editor: Meghan Kiffer Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

According to the authors, every significant breakthrough in business technology has been underpinned by mathematics. They explain how Pi-calculus provides the theoretical computer science foundation for a new type of business software that allows business people, not just technicians, to design, imp

CBT for Psychosis

CBT for Psychosis
Author: Caroline Cupitt
Pages: 174
ISBN: 9781315294834
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Release: 2018-07-03
Editor: Routledge
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) for psychosis is constantly changing and evolving. Recently, in what is sometimes called the ‘third wave’, therapy has become more concerned with the individual’s relationship to their experience, rather than with the content of it. This more process–orientated approach appears to tap into universal psychological processes. The aim is to reduce distress by changing the function of the experience, rather than necessarily the experience itself. Written by some of the leading figures from around the world, CBT for Psychosis: Process-Orientated Therapies and the Third Wave brings the reader the latest developments in the field. Presented in three parts, CBT for Psychosis first explores theoretical perspectives on recent developments in cognitive behavioural therapies. Part two examines specific therapeutic approaches, including metacognitive training, mindfulness, acceptance and commitment therapy, compassion focused therapy and the method of levels. Finally, part three presents two critical perspectives: the first offering a reflection on the experience of receiving CBT, and the second looking ahead to possible future developments. Offering a cutting-edge collection of theoretical, therapeutic and critical perspectives, CBT for Psychosis: Process-Orientated Therapies and the Third Wave will be of great interest to clinical and counselling psychologists, both practising and in training, as well as psychiatrists, nurse therapists, occupational therapists and other healthcare professionals working with people experiencing psychosis.

Third Wave Feminism and the Politics of Gender in Late Modernity

Third Wave Feminism and the Politics of Gender in Late Modernity
Author: S. Budgeon
Pages: 208
ISBN: 9780230319875
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Release: 2011-10-04
Editor: Springer
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This book critically assessesthird-wave feminist strategies for advancing a feminist 'politics of the self' within the late modern, postfeminist gender order – a context where gender equality has been mainstreamed, feminism has been dismissed, and a neoliberal culture of self-management has become firmly entrenched.

Mothering in the Third Wave

Mothering in the Third Wave
Author: Amber E. Kinser
Pages: 216
ISBN: UOM:39015082759237
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Release: 2008
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"Mothering in the Third Wave is a welcome addition to scholarship on both third-wave feminism and feminist mothering. The volume continues in the tradition of earlier third-wave anthologies in its inclusive and diverse vision of feminisms and feminists, while forging new ground in its focus on third-wave mothers and third-wave practices of mothering. In exploring how the institution of motherhood is shaped by today's political and social realities, Mothering in the Third Wave examines contemporary experiences of feminist mothering while connecting to earlier writing on the subject since the 1970s. Recommended for readers of any generation interested in the complexities of feminist mothering in the twenty-first century." - Astrid Henry, author of Not My Mother's Sister: Generational Conflict and Third-Wave Feminism

Future Shock

Future Shock
Author: Alvin Toffler
Pages: 561
ISBN: 9780553277371
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Release: 1970
Editor: Bantam
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Predicts the pace of environmental change during the next thirty years and the ways in which the individual must face and learn to cope with personal and social change

The Wave

The Wave
Author: Todd Strasser
Pages: 138
ISBN: 9780307979124
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Release: 2013
Editor: Random House Digital, Inc.
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Tells the story of a high school history class experiment that frighteningly demonstrated the power of fascism.

The Third Wave of Democratization in Latin America

The Third Wave of Democratization in Latin America
Author: Frances Hagopian,Scott P. Mainwaring
Pages: 329
ISBN: 113944560X
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Release: 2005-06-06
Editor: Cambridge University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The late twentieth century witnessed the birth of an impressive number of new democracies in Latin America. This wave of democratization since 1978 has been by far the broadest and most durable in the history of Latin America, but many of the resulting democratic regimes also suffer from profound deficiencies. What caused democratic regimes to emerge and survive? What are their main achievements and shortcomings? This volume offers an ambitious and comprehensive overview of the unprecedented advances as well as the setbacks in the post-1978 wave of democratization. It seeks to explain the sea change from a region dominated by authoritarian regimes to one in which openly authoritarian regimes are the rare exception, and it analyzes why some countries have achieved striking gains in democratization while others have experienced erosions. The book presents general theoretical arguments about what causes and sustains democracy and analyses of nine compelling country cases.

Third Wave Capitalism

Third Wave Capitalism
Author: John Ehrenreich
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9781501703584
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Release: 2016-04-05
Editor: Cornell University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In Third Wave Capitalism, John Ehrenreich documents the emergence of a new stage in the history of American capitalism. Just as the industrial capitalism of the nineteenth century gave way to corporate capitalism in the twentieth, recent decades have witnessed corporate capitalism evolving into a new phase, which Ehrenreich calls "Third Wave Capitalism." Third Wave Capitalism is marked by apparent contradictions: Rapid growth in productivity and lagging wages; fabulous wealth for the 1 percent and the persistence of high levels of poverty; increases in the standard of living and increases in mental illness, personal misery, and political rage; the apotheosis of the individual and the deterioration of democracy; increases in life expectancy and out-of-control medical costs; an African American president and the incarceration of a large percentage of the black population. Ehrenreich asserts that these phenomena are evidence that a virulent, individualist, winner-take-all ideology and a virtual fusion of government and business have subverted the American dream. Greed and economic inequality reinforce the sense that each of us is "on our own." The result is widespread lack of faith in collective responses to our common problems. The collapse of any organized opposition to business demands makes political solutions ever more difficult to imagine. Ehrenreich traces the impact of these changes on American health care, school reform, income distribution, racial inequities, and personal emotional distress. Not simply a lament, Ehrenreich’s book seeks clues for breaking out of our current stalemate and proposes a strategy to create a new narrative in which change becomes possible.

Social Meaning and Linguistic Variation

Social Meaning and Linguistic Variation
Author: Lauren Hall-Lew,Emma Moore,Robert J. Podesva
Pages: 406
ISBN: 9781108471626
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Release: 2021-08-12
Editor: Cambridge University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The only book offering an overview of third-wave variation research and theory, which is an approach centered on social meaning.

Extended Consciousness and Predictive Processing

Extended Consciousness and Predictive Processing
Author: Michael D. Kirchhoff,Julian Kiverstein
Pages: 132
ISBN: 1138556815
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Release: 2019-02-26
Editor: Routledge Focus on Philosophy
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In this jointly authored book, Kirchhoff and Kiverstein defend the controversial thesis that phenomenal consciousness is realised by more than just the brain. They argue that the mechanisms and processes that realise phenomenal consciousness can at times extend across brain, body, and the social, material, and cultural world. Kirchhoff and Kiverstein offer a state-of-the-art tour of current arguments for and against extended consciousness. They aim to persuade you that it is possible to develop and defend the thesis of extended consciousness through the increasingly influential predictive processing theory developed in cognitive neuroscience. They show how predictive processing can be given a new reading as part of a third-wave account of the extended mind. The third-wave claims that the boundaries of mind are not fixed and stable but fragile and hard-won, and always open to negotiation. It calls into question any separation of the biological from the social and cultural when thinking about the boundaries of the mind. Kirchhoff and Kiverstein show how this account of the mind finds support in predictive processing, leading them to a view of phenomenal consciousness as partially realised by patterns of cultural practice.

International Business Marketing in Emerging Country Markets

International Business Marketing in Emerging Country Markets
Author: Hans Jansson
Pages: 238
ISBN: 9781782541356
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Release: 2007-01-01
Editor: Edward Elgar Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This book illustrates how multinational corporations (MNCs) solve the business-to-business or industrial marketing problems they encounter in markets in large emerging countries. The author finds that traditional ideas and frameworks used for analyzing, forming and implementing international business marketing strategy in mature markets are in need of adjustment before they are applied to emerging country markets. Accordingly, the author develops the institutional network approach to address the specific challenges afforded by these markets.