Securing Pension Provision

Author: Catherine Blair
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137453974
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By comparing Germany, France, the UK and the USA this study explores how governments have tackled the increased pressure of financing state pensions. Specifically, it looks at the approach of each of these countries to raising the age of entitlement in order to understand the ways in which this policy was introduced in different countries.

Securing Employer Based Pensions

Author: Wharton School. Pension Research Council
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
ISBN: 9780812233346
Size: 62.51 MB
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As the world's population ages, millions will rely on their pension plans as the mainstay of retirement income. This book asks whether supply will meet demand in the new economic order. Pension systems in Germany, Japan, Canada, and the U.S. are compared, along with those in many developing nations. This volume is intended for employees and managers, pension policymakers, actuaries and lawyers, and benefits consultants, all of whom are busy changing their pension structures to meet global challenges. Sensible tax, insurance, and funding policies--as well as investment management and actuarial oversight--are central to building and maintaining a successful public and private pension system. Tracing the interaction of these factors across a variety of environments, Securing Employer-Based Pensions explores the immediate need for increased pension security in retirement systems in both developed and developing nations.

Mobile Media Making In An Age Of Smartphones

Author: M. Berry
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137469811
Size: 54.41 MB
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With the rise of smartphones and the proliferation of applications, the ways everyday media users and creative professionals represent, experience, and share the everyday is changing. This collection reflects on emergent creative practices and digital ethnographies of new socialities associated with smartphone cameras in everyday life.

Re Orientalism And Indian Writing In English

Author: L. Lau
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137401567
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At its most basic, re-Orientalism is defined as forms of Orientalism practiced and manifested by Orientals in representing the Orient. This book looks at the application and discourse of re-Orientalism in contemporary Indian and South Asian writing in English, particularly social realism fiction.

The Changing Nature Of The Graduate Labour Market

Author: G. Tholen
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137479078
Size: 50.49 MB
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The assumptions made in the media regarding graduate skills and occupations are no longer valid within the changing educational context. This book traces seven key trends that shape the graduate labour market and reveals that their effects contradict the conceptualisation of the graduate labour market which dominates media and policy discourses.

Payday Lending

Author: C. Packman
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137361107
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Payday Lending looks at the growth of the high cost credit industry from the early payday lending industry in the early 1990s to its development in the US as a highly profitable industry around the world.

International Practice Theory

Author: C. Bueger
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137395532
Size: 42.43 MB
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How does the practice turn play out in international relations? This study offers a concise introduction to the core approaches, issues and methodology of International Practice Theory, examining the design, strategies and technique of practice theoretical research projects interested in global politics, and outlining issues for a future agenda.

The European Union S Normative Power In Central Asia

Author: G. Voloshin
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137443944
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The normative power of the European Union has historically been a key element of its foreign policy. This study considers the EU's Central Asia policy, questioning whether the EU's normative power can work in this remote region.

Network Society And Future Scenarios For A Collaborative Economy

Author: V. Kostakis
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137406895
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This book builds on the idea that peer-to-peer infrastructures are gradually becoming the general conditions of work, economy, and society. Using a four-scenario approach, the authors seek to simplify possible outcomes and to explore relevant trajectories of the current techno-economic paradigm within and beyond capitalism.