This is an insightful study of spatial planning and housing strategy in London, focusing on the period 2000 - 2008 and the Mayoralty of Ken Livingstone. Duncan Bowie presents a detailed analysis of the development of Livingstonea (TM)s policies and their consequences.
Examining the theory and practice of spatial planning at a metropolitan level, Bowie examines the relationships between:
It places Livingstonea (TM)s Mayoralty within its historical context and looks forward to the different challenges faced by Livingstonea (TM)s successors in a radically changed political and economic climate.
Clear and engaging, this critical analysis provides a valuable resource for academics and their students as well as planning, housing and development professionals. It is essential reading for anyone interested in politics and social change in a leading a world citya (TM) and provides a base for parallel studies of other major metropolitan regions.
This unique and fascinating study centers on the experiences of expatriate American women married to French men, residing in France, and struggling to maintain American language and culture in their French-American children. More than a narrow study, The Transplanted Woman aims at illustrating the general dynamics of family groups. Three main, overlapping fields of sociological inquiry are included: the family, bilingualism, and women's studies. This is a rare exploration into an international situation where the two languages and cultures considered are on an equal footing rather than in a dominant/dominated relation to one another. New emphasis is placed on the critical role of the father in supporting or undermining the authority of the mother in the transmission of the mother's language and culture. The bicultural family laboratory facilitates the understanding the choices which orient children's identities--in doing so revealing the distribution of power between the parental couple and demonstrating how parents compete for control of their children's allegiance and identities.
This concise guide to planning, writing, and presenting research in biology and behavioral ecology is intended for students at all levels. The guidelines apply equally to independent projects for introductory biology, directed-study projects and undergraduate senior theses, as well as to master's theses, doctoral dissertations, and research aimed at publication. The book discusses planning research, writing a research proposal (whether for a formal proposal for thesis research, or for a research proposal for a funding agency such as the National Science Foundation), writing a research report (such as a graduate thesis, or a manuscript for publication in a research journal), and presenting research at research seminars and scientific meetings. The final chapter covers writing an effective CV. An appendix gives some tips on how to write clearly. Throughout, the book is illuminated with personal examples from the authors' own experiences and there is a strong emphasis on problems associated with field studies.
Companion guide to Finding Faith in a Skeptical World. Perfect for Sunday School classes and book clubs who want to deepen their faith and clarify issues confronting modern-day Christians.
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