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The World of Indicators - The Making of Governmental Knowledge through Quantification (Paperback): Richard Rottenburg, Sally... The World of Indicators - The Making of Governmental Knowledge through Quantification (Paperback)
Richard Rottenburg, Sally Engle Merry, Sung-Joon Park, Johanna Mugler
R701 Discovery Miles 7 010 Shipped within 20 - 25 working days

The twenty-first century has seen a further dramatic increase in the use of quantitative knowledge for governing social life after its explosion in the 1980s. Indicators and rankings play an increasing role in the way governmental and non-governmental organizations distribute attention, make decisions, and allocate scarce resources. Quantitative knowledge promises to be more objective and straightforward as well as more transparent and open for public debate than qualitative knowledge, thus producing more democratic decision-making. However, we know little about the social processes through which this knowledge is constituted nor its effects. Understanding how such numeric knowledge is produced and used is increasingly important as proliferating technologies of quantification alter modes of knowing in subtle and often unrecognized ways. This book explores the implications of the global multiplication of indicators as a specific technology of numeric knowledge production used in governance.

Dragonball Evolution (DVD): Justin Chatwin, Joon Park, Jamie Chung, Emmy Rossum, James Marsters, Yun-Fat Chow, Randall Duk Kim,... Dragonball Evolution (DVD)
Justin Chatwin, Joon Park, Jamie Chung, Emmy Rossum, James Marsters, … 1
R131 Discovery Miles 1 310 Shipped within 21 - 26 working days

Live action feature film based on the manga by Akira Toriyama. Justin Chatwin stars as the young warrior Son Goku, who, at the request of his dying grandfather (Randall Duk Kim) sets out on a quest to to find the great Master Roshi (Yun-Fat Chow) and collect all seven magical Dragon Balls. Goku must race against time to gather the mystical orbs before the power-hungry King Piccolo (James Marsters) appropriates them for his own evil purposes.

YES New SAT Math (Paperback): Brian Joon Park YES New SAT Math (Paperback)
Brian Joon Park
R184 Discovery Miles 1 840 13 working days
Drive Your Business With Management and Certainty (Paperback): Dong Joon Park Phd, Peter H. Antoniou Dba Drive Your Business With Management and Certainty (Paperback)
Dong Joon Park Phd, Peter H. Antoniou Dba
R246 Discovery Miles 2 460 13 working days

One of our clients wanted to talk about how to succeed in his business. The inquiry came because he wanted to find out how to move to the next level; how he can move forward as a business. Most of all, he was worried about all the uncertainty and complexity in the market and how he can put all of these concerns into perspective. Since he was in manufacturing, we knew that he would relate to things better by illustrating the process like some kind of mechanical apparatus. So, we picked up the car as a conceptual illustrative tool of business reality for ease of understanding and concept presentation. This sort of arbitrary selection of the analogy of using an automobile as an example, can not be used as a generalization. However, it is 'useful' in catching the key concepts and factors which we need to make use in the actual business reality. We use the components of a car as the metaphor to illustrate the relationships that exist in a business and how to make sense of things which seemingly do not have any relations to each other. All parts are interrelated and play a significant role in the functionality of a car and how it works. In the same way, every component of a business, organization and/or enterprise, is designed and operating in a highly complex interrelated setting. Of course, one can do without some parts, while another might have a strip down version or a supped up one, while others can tolerate some inefficiencies or little scratches on the 'bumper'. In addition, there a lot more that needs to be taken into consideration; the driver, the type of car, the condition of the road, etc., but all of these are part of the discussion and exploration of the concepts. All lead into trying to make sense out of concepts, which are related, but yet independent and to bring some certainty into uncertain conditions and circumstances. This book is part of a series whereby each book focuses on one component of a car, or a component of a business. While this book alludes to the other components, this book of the series goes much deeper in the strategy and operations of an organization; the engine part. In the meantime, it highlights the rest of the car or business areas. We wanted to make this book series easy to read and to relate, in order to catch the attention of all those who need to put things into perspective and connect all elements of strategy and business together; to go from simple to more complex in an easy presentation way. This book is intended for all those who are interested in the topic area of strategy and business. We are trying to make uncertain things certain, and complex ones less threatening. By no means the topics are not important or impactful. On the contrary, they are significant, complex, interdependent but manageable.

Mad Technology - How East Asian Companies Are Defending Their Technological Advantages (Hardcover, 2005 ed.): Ingyu Ho,... Mad Technology - How East Asian Companies Are Defending Their Technological Advantages (Hardcover, 2005 ed.)
Ingyu Ho, Hun-Joon Park, Shigemi Yoneyama, Hyuk-Rae Kim
R2,240 Discovery Miles 22 400 13 working days

At the end of the Cold War, the global economic system encountered a new phenomenon in the field of knowledge creation and technological innovation--the birth of mad technologies. This book analyzes major changes in the national innovation systems (NIS) due to the introduction of mad technologies in East Asia. The authors find that mad technologies were the cause of stock market crashes and economic uncertainties in the region and conclude that successful corporations use various measures to neutralize mad technologies and/or incorporate them into the NIS.

The World of Indicators - The Making of Governmental Knowledge through Quantification (Hardcover): Richard Rottenburg, Sally... The World of Indicators - The Making of Governmental Knowledge through Quantification (Hardcover)
Richard Rottenburg, Sally Engle Merry, Sung-Joon Park, Johanna Mugler
R1,651 R1,554 Discovery Miles 15 540 Save R97 (6%) Shipped within 20 - 25 working days

The twenty-first century has seen a further dramatic increase in the use of quantitative knowledge for governing social life after its explosion in the 1980s. Indicators and rankings play an increasing role in the way governmental and non-governmental organizations distribute attention, make decisions, and allocate scarce resources. Quantitative knowledge promises to be more objective and straightforward as well as more transparent and open for public debate than qualitative knowledge, thus producing more democratic decision-making. However, we know little about the social processes through which this knowledge is constituted nor its effects. Understanding how such numeric knowledge is produced and used is increasingly important as proliferating technologies of quantification alter modes of knowing in subtle and often unrecognized ways. This book explores the implications of the global multiplication of indicators as a specific technology of numeric knowledge production used in governance.

Three Component Velocity Measurements in the Tip Vortex of a Micro-Air-Vehicle (Paperback): Hong Joon Park Three Component Velocity Measurements in the Tip Vortex of a Micro-Air-Vehicle (Paperback)
Hong Joon Park
R1,087 Discovery Miles 10 870 13 working days

An investigation into the characteristics of the wing tip vortex on a flexible wing micro-air-vehicle (MAV) was conducted. The Air Force Research Lab, Munitions Directorate designed a man-portable MAV with a 24" wingspan and 6" root chord to be used for battle damage assessment and reconnaissance or local surveillance. For this MAV, two prototypes have been produced. One has a rigid wing prepared from carbonfiber; the other has a flexible wing prepared from parachute-latex material attached to a carbon-fiber frame. The experiments were performed to investigate the wing displacement and wing tip vortex interaction, characterizing the differences and effects of wing displacement and the shifting and velocity of wing tip vortex between two prototypes placed in typical operating conditions. Initially, each aircraft model was mounted at the test section in the low speed wind tunnel and exposed to various angles of attack and wind conditions. An optical telescope was used to measure the wing tip displacement and a tri-axial hot-wire anemometer was used to capture the velocity profiles in the wind tunnel to characterize wing tip vortex system. The results indicate that the wing tip displacement of the flexible wing was approximately 8 times than that of the rigid wing in an unstalled condition. The data suggests that flexible wing has a denser core-distribution of velocity within the wing tip vortex and delays the angle at which separation occurs.

Travelling Models in African Conflict Management - Translating Technologies of Social Ordering (Paperback): Andrea Behrends,... Travelling Models in African Conflict Management - Translating Technologies of Social Ordering (Paperback)
Andrea Behrends, Sung-Joon Park, Richard Rottenburg
R1,712 Discovery Miles 17 120 Out of stock

Travelling Models offers a theoretical concept for comparative research on conflict management in Africa in processes of globalization: how is change in one place related to developments in other places? Why are certain issues that are important in one place taken up in other places, while others are not? The authors examine how the travel of models enact changes, particularly in African conflict situations, most often in unexpected ways. They look at what happens when a model has been put into practice at a conflict site, and they pay attention to the forms of social (re-)ordering resulting from this process. The authors look, among others, at conflict managing models of power- and revenue sharing, mediation, freedom of expression, disaster management, community involvement and workshopping. Contributors are: Andrea Behrends, Lydie Cabane, Veronika Fuest, Dejene Gemechu, Mutasim Bashir Ali Hadi, Remadji Hoinathy, Mario Kramer, Sung-Joon Park, Tinashe Pfigu, Richard Rottenburg, Sylvanus Spencer and Kees van der Waal. The Introduction of this volume is being offered in Open Access

Zen Meditation (Volume 1 of 2) (Korean, Paperback): Theodore Joon Park Zen Meditation (Volume 1 of 2) (Korean, Paperback)
Theodore Joon Park
R934 Discovery Miles 9 340 Out of stock
Low-carbon, Sustainable Future in East Asia - Improving energy systems, taxation and policy cooperation (Hardcover): Soo-Cheol... Low-carbon, Sustainable Future in East Asia - Improving energy systems, taxation and policy cooperation (Hardcover)
Soo-Cheol Lee, Hector Pollitt, Seung-Joon Park
R3,058 Discovery Miles 30 580 Out of stock

East Asia is a key region in the global economy, including both the second and third largest global economies already and, led by China, continuing to expand at a rapid rate. This economic growth has led to unprecedented gains in prosperity in the region but it has also led to increasing environmental pressures and energy issues. This book assesses ways in which East Asia can continue or even increase existing rates of economic growth while at the same time reducing greenhouse gas emissions and other environmental degradation. Using advanced modelling approaches, future scenarios for four East Asian countries are assessed in detail, including analysis of particular challenges in each country (e.g. coal power in China, nuclear power in Japan). Prospects for each country's energy system are assessed in detail and the potential effects of various types of Environmental Tax Reform in the four countries are also considered carefully. The final section of the book explores the interaction between trade liberalization, a key driver of growth, and emission levels in the East Asia region.

Transition and Corporatism in South Korea (Hardcover): Myung Joon  Park Transition and Corporatism in South Korea (Hardcover)
Myung Joon Park
R2,467 Discovery Miles 24 670 Out of stock

This book discusses the transition process which took place in South Korea in the 1990s, and which has subsequently been, and continues to be, consolidated. It examines how, through a process of "experimental corporatism", a dual transformation was successfully brought about - in politics from authoritarian regime to liberal democracy, and in the economy from a state-centred to a more liberal economy. The book considers the role of successive governments, explores in particular institutions in the industrial relations field, and relates developments in South Korea to transition processes in other parts of the word and to theoretical debates about transition.

Low-carbon, Sustainable Future in East Asia - Improving energy systems, taxation and policy cooperation (Paperback): Soo-Cheol... Low-carbon, Sustainable Future in East Asia - Improving energy systems, taxation and policy cooperation (Paperback)
Soo-Cheol Lee, Hector Pollitt, Seung-Joon Park
R934 Discovery Miles 9 340 Out of stock

East Asia is a key region in the global economy, including both the second and third largest global economies already and, led by China, continuing to expand at a rapid rate. This economic growth has led to unprecedented gains in prosperity in the region but it has also led to increasing environmental pressures and energy issues. This book assesses ways in which East Asia can continue or even increase existing rates of economic growth while at the same time reducing greenhouse gas emissions and other environmental degradation. Using advanced modelling approaches, future scenarios for four East Asian countries are assessed in detail, including analysis of particular challenges in each country (e.g. coal power in China, nuclear power in Japan). Prospects for each country's energy system are assessed in detail and the potential effects of various types of Environmental Tax Reform in the four countries are also considered carefully. The final section of the book explores the interaction between trade liberalization, a key driver of growth, and emission levels in the East Asia region.

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