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  Food Consumption in the City: Practices and Patterns in Urban Asia and the Pacific. Edited by Marlyne Sahakian, Czarina Saloma, Suren Erkman. Food consumption patterns and practices are rapidly changing in Asia and the Pacific, and nowhere are these changes more striking than in urban areas. This book brings together scholars from anthropology, sociology, environmental studies, tourism, architecture and development studies to provide a comprehensive examination of food consumption trends in the cities of…
  

Antonio Moniz, Kumi Okuwada (2017) Technology Assessment in Japan and Europe, VerlagKIT Scientific Publishing, Karlsruhe ISBN9783731504290 Abstract The goal of technology assessment (TA) is to lend support to society and policy making by promoting understanding of the problems related to the grand sociotechnical challenges of our time, as well as to assess the available options for managing them. Researchers from Japan and Europe reflected together in this book on country-specific developments to identify the conditions…
  

This unique book explains the central role that research paradigms play in the design and conduct of social research. The authors argue that social research should not just describe or confirm a social problem, but should seek to find an explanation for it so that it can be tackled – and to so requires research with ‘eyes philosophically wide open’. Important philosophical and practice elements of three widely recognized paradigms – neo-positive, interpretive and critical…
  

    The study of institutions and innovation is currently high on the agenda of the social sciences. There is growing concern about how the institutional framework of societies leads to variation in their innovation systems. Around the world, countries have set ambitious plans to drive innovation and move towards a knowledge driven economy. Social and institutional backgrounds differing significantly across countries induce and allow different pathways to the business of innovation despite the homogenizing…
  

Open Science, open issues Ciência aberta, questões abertas ALBAGLI, Sarita; MACIEL, Maria Lucia; ABDO, Alexandre Hannud (Ed.). Open Science, open issues. Brasília: Ibict; Rio de Janeiro: Unirio, 2015. El libro es el resultado de los debates realizados en el Seminario Internacional "Ciência Aberta, Questões Abertas"1, realizado en 2014 en Rio de Janeiro, por el Instituto Brasileiro de Informação em Ciência e Tecnologia (IBICT), la Open Knowledge Brasil (OKBr), la Universidade Federal do Estado do Rio…
  

J. Jiménez (Ed., with the collaboration of J. C. Escalante) (2009). Participation and Development. The Mexico of the Future. In honor to Russell L. Ackoff in his 87th Anniversary.  Institute of Applied Mathematics and Systems, National Autonomous University of Mexico. ISBN: 978-607-02-1078-5 The idea of honoring Russell L. Ackoff in his 87th anniversary was born out of gratitude expressed by many who have been influenced by his thougth and ability to propose alternative solutions to…
  

R. Sooryamoorthy (2015) Transforming Science in South Africa. Development, Collaboration and Productivity. Palgrave Macmillan. ISBN9781137493064 Science is the cornerstone of development. As the connection between scientific advancement and development becomes firmer, efforts are directed towards strengthening the scientific system. This is increasingly relevant and indispensable for countries on the path of scientific progress. Collaboration has been accepted as a key factor in scientific advancement, and the effects of collaboration are often manifested in the productivity…
  

Saskia Sassen (2014). Expulsions: Brutality and Complexity in the Global Economy Cambridge, Mass: Harvard University Press/Belknap Book. ISBN 9780674599222   Soaring income inequality and unemployment, expanding populations of the displaced and imprisoned, accelerating destruction of land and water bodies: today’s socioeconomic and environmental dislocations cannot be fully understood in the usual terms of poverty and injustice, according to Saskia Sassen. They are more accurately understood as a type of expulsion—from professional livelihood, from living space,…
  

Examines the position of women in science within national and international labor markets Surveys female participation in the fields of chemical sciences, computer science, mathematics and statistics Features contributions and case vignettes from a diverse spectrum of scholars, analysts and practitioners from around the world Many countries have implemented policies to increase the number and quality of scientific researchers as a means to foster innovation and spur economic development and progress. To that end, grounded…
  

Alison G. Anderson (2014). Media, Environment and the Network Society. Palgrave Macmillan.   ISBN 9780230217614 Media, Environment and the Network Society provides a timely and far-reaching analysis of the shifting role of the media in covering some of the most important global environmental challenges we face today. Anderson examines the influential theory of 'network society' and discusses its significance for understanding the nature of contemporary environmental activism and the media politics of the environment. She…
  
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Matthias Gross, Rüdiger Mautz (2014) Renewable Energies. Routledge.
Alison G. Anderson (2014). Media, Environment and the Network Society. Palgrave Macmillan.
J. Jiménez (Ed.,with the collaboration of J. C. Escalante) (2009). Participation and Development. The Mexico of the Future. In honor to Russell L. Ackoff in his 87th Anniversary (2009) Institute of Applied Mathematics and Systems, National Autono
Willie Pearson, Jr., Lisa M. Frehill, Connie L. McNeely (Eds.) (2015). Advancing Women in Science.
Technology Assessment in Japan and Europe
Saskia Sassen (2014). Expulsions: Brutality and Complexity in the Global Economy Cambridge, Mass: Harvard University Press/Belknap Book.
Open Science, open issues Ciência aberta, questões abertas
R. Sooryamoorthy (2015) Transforming Science in South Africa. Development, Collaboration and Productivity. Palgrave Macmillan.
Norman Blaikie, Jan Priest (2016) Social Research Paradigms in Action
Mandal, Kasturi; Nadia Asheulova and Sevtlana G. Kirdina (eds.) (2014) 'Socio Economic and Technological Innovations: Mechanism and Institutions', Narosa Publishing House: New Delhi.
K. Prpić, I. van der Weijden and N. Asheulova (Eds.) (2014). (Re)searching Scientific Careers.
Food Consumption in the City: Practices and Patterns in Urban Asia and the Pacific