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Active learning in criminal justice

The benefits of student investigation of wrongful convictions in a higher education setting

Jill Dealey

dual advantage of first, developing applied research skills, and second, gaining valuable insight into policies and procedures of criminal justice agencies enhances the employment prospects of students seeking to work in the criminal justice system

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Too much time

Changing conceptions of boredom, progress, and the future among young men in urban Ethiopia, 2003–2015

Daniel Mains

second half of the article, I examine changes in economic opportunity and urban infrastructural development that occurred between 2005 and 2015. As young men found employment or reentered the education system, their temporal relationship to the present

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Michael Contarino

On 22 December 1998, the centre-left Italian government and

thirty-two social partners signed the Patto Sociale per lo sviluppo e

l’occupazione, a complex agreement with the stated objective of

boosting economic growth and employment, especially in Italy’s

South. This agreement, signed officially on 1 February 1999, was

the last of three national accords of the 1990s which have explicitly

embraced a model of economic governance based upon concertation

among the so-called ‘social partners’. The previous two

agreements, the September 1996 accord on labour market reform

and the July 1993 agreement on collective bargaining and incomes

policy, had both embodied the concertational approach, and the

1993 accord in particular had been of undeniable importance to

Italy’s successful effort to reduce inflation and meet the Maastricht

treaty’s convergence criteria.

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Richard Westra

extent market ‘exchange’ activities are utilised in them, the forms exchanges assume will be as local exchange/employment and trading systems (LETS). Exchange will necessarily be face-to-face or interpersonal , and function more akin to sharing rather

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Getting by or getting ahead

State social spending and financialization in Peru

Susan Vincent

from 2004 to 2014 ( MEF 2016: 8 )—there is precarious employment for men and women, and small-scale farming is in decline. Pensions, from both employment and the state, along with a range of state-funded programs, have gained in importance. Through

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Emptiness and its futures

Staying and leaving as tactics of life in Latvia

Dace Dzenovska

—abandoned collective farm buildings, old mechanical shops, or woodcutting facilities—as markers of a bygone era of employment and, increasingly, social life. “There is no work in the countryside,” people told me over and over again, “there is only work in the post

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Liberation Autochthony

Namibian Veteran Politics and African Citizenship Claims

Lalli Metsola

( Namibian 1995a , 1995b , 1995c , 1995d ). In response, the government chose a course of action that drastically diverged from the typical course of reintegration programs—mass public employment. 4 Through this effort called ‘Peace Project’ more than 18

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Re/Making Immigration Policy through Practice

How Social Workers Influence What It Means to Be a Refused Asylum Seeker

Kathryn Tomko Dennler

, precluding access to employment, mainstream benefits, and asylum support, making it very difficult for them to meet their basic needs. Most receive no statutory support whatsoever ( Refugee Council 2012 ), while some receive housing and food vouchers under

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Paolo Onofri

During 2002, total employment in Italy rose by 1.4 percent compared

with the previous year, while GDP increased by 0.4 percent. Figures

for the other European countries were very different, however: a

growth of 0.7 percent in GDP was accompanied by only a slight rise

in total employment of 0.3 percent. The peculiarity of the Italian

economy from this point of view could be seen, paradoxically, as a

change from a phase during which growth in GDP failed to generate

additional employment (1996–1998) to one in which the stagnation

of production did not prevent the continued growth in employment

that had previously been triggered. Moreover, the additional employment

created in 2001 was less precarious than it had been before.

That is, the newly employed included a higher percentage of full-time

workers than had been the case in previous years: 92 percent of the

newly employed in 2001 were full-time employees, compared with 96

percent in 2002.

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From Unemployment to Flexicurity

Opportunities and Issues for Social Quality in the World of Work in Europe

François Nectoux and Laurent L.G. van der Maesen

This special issue of the Journal, which gathers a number of papers produced in the context of a research project recently conducted by the European Foundation on Social Quality, is again devoted to the crucial policy-field of employment. Indeed, at national and European Union levels, employment continues to be the most difficult and conflict-ridden part of the social and economic policy agenda, as it has for the best part of the last three decades. There has been very limited policy success in this field, and this is clearly illustrated by the fact that the most intractable problem, that of mass unemployment, has not been solved to any significant extent.