REINVENTING THE WHEEL OR SQUARING THE CIRCLE – SUSTAINABLE SOCIAL QUALITY VS SOCIAL POLICY

Notes in Connection with a Presentation on Occasion of Retiring from University College Cork, School of Applied Social Studies Introduction Social policy arrives frequently at junctures, being a non-discipline, bordering and combining elements from various other disciplines. The presentation will look at two major challenges: (1) Academic work frequently overlooks that division of labour, i.e. … Continua a leggere

Higher Education – Academic Whistle-Blowing

Administrative and Legal Questions of Educational Institutions in the Context of Modernising Education and Social Relations – The Socio-Cultural Perspectives Notes for a presentation on the occasion of the conference ‘Deviation within the context of transformation of social relations and education. Moscow, February 21st, 2013 Thank you very much for giving me the opportunity to … Continua a leggere

now available

Now the book Nation State and Ethnic Diversity is available. Editors: Hurriyet Babacan (The Cairns Institute, James Cook University, Australia) and Peter Herrmann (The University College of Cork, School of Applied Social Studies and School of Asian Studies, Cork, Ireland) We hope it is a meaningful contribiution to a wider and onging debate on citizenship … Continua a leggere

It all starts with a form – and a remark by Albert Einstein

In fact continuing an earlier post) Well, at least all this shows that things can apparently still be taken with humour – as written in one of the mails The last time I saw a person from Buildings and Estates in Carrigbawn he told me that the internal building was laughable, it was so poor. … Continua a leggere