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Editors: Peter Herrmann (University College Cork, Department of Applied Social Studies, Ireland)
Book Description:
Concerning the on-going political debate about the direction of strategic decisions in economic developments and world systems theory, this book addresses a closely linked question how, on this basis, institutions develop which are to a large extent responsible for the reasoning of the world. Although the complex relationship cannot be grasped, the following will look at some important issues around the question of how academic institutions are shaped by the processes of a main characteristic of this development. This main characteristic is seen here as the further process of commodification which in our context rules completely the area of education.

Table of Contents:
Introduction: Competitiveness rather than Quality – Changing Telos
(Peter Herrmann) pp. 1-11

Chapter 1. Early Years Education and Care in Europe – Perspectives from History
(Francis Douglas) pp. 11-25

Chapter 2. Education and Youth – Social Services between Society and Individual. The example of youth welfare in Austria
(Josef Scheipl) pp. 27-44

Chapter 3. The role of early childhood care and education in combating educational disadvantage and social exclusion
(Shirley Martin) pp. 45-74

Chapter 4. Germany´s State-Financed Research System and the European Union´s Research Promotion – Between Social Commitment and Market Performance
(Martha Roßmayer) pp. 75-108

Chapter 5. Social Services, Ireland, EUrope and the World – The case of 3rd Level Education
(Peter Herrmann)pp. 109-165

List of Contributors


      William Thompson Series for Democratic Social Studies and International Social Policy
   Binding: Hardcover
   Pub. Date: 2008
   Pages: 185 pp.
   ISBN: 978-1-60456-280-4
   Status: AV
Status Code Description
AN Announcing
FM Formatting
PP Page Proofs
FP Final Production
EP Editorial Production
PR At Prepress
AP At Press
AV Available
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