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The article generalizes on the basis of two field studies conducted in slum areas (Ratmalana near Colombo in Sri Lanka and Khlong Tocy in Bangkok. Thailand) by Susanne Thorbek. who has her doctorate in Cultural Sociology. The article introduces some reflections on the most fundamental changes as...
The aim of this study is to assess the extent to which international bodies responsible for the protection of human rights have recognized the sig nificance of ethnic conflict as a destabilizing force in both developing and industrialized countries The data consist of annual reports and summary...
Max Weber's diagnosis of modern culture as presented for example in Science as Vocation includes the idea of differentiation between the spheres of science, art, and law and ethics But Weber also claims that all genuine values have gone from public life The parallel processes of rationalization...
Colonization of the urban civil society is a double process First, there is the increasing economic, functional and social strain on the households originating from more widespread and intensive participation in the labour market. More and more urban households are breaking down - or shrink ing'...
The research project on 'The Functioning of the Safety Organization in the Metal Industries in Malaysia' studies the prospects for as well as the restric tion, on the improvement of the working environment through activities at the enterprise level in a Third World industrializing country. This...
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