Rules and Processes

Author: John L. Comaroff
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226114255
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Rules and Processes is at once a compelling essay in social theory and a pathbreaking ethnography of dispute in an African society. On the basis of a sensitive study of the Tswana of southern Africa, John Comaroff and Simon Roberts challenge most of the orthodoxies of legal anthropology. They argue that the social world, and the dispute processes that occur within it, are given form and meaning by a dialectical relationship between sociocultural structures and individual experience. The authors explore in a novel way the relations between culture and ideology, system and practice, social action and human intention. They develop a model that lays bare the form and content of "legal" and "political" discourse in all its variations—a model that accounts for the outcome of conflict processes and explains why the Tswana, like people in other cultures, conceive of their world in an apparently contradictory manner—as rule-governed yet inherently open to pragmatic individualism; orderly yet inherently fluid and shifting. Rules and Processes offers a fresh and persuasive approach to our understanding of the dialectics of social life. "A work of impressive scholarship in which theoretical sophistication and ethnographic richness are convincingly matched."—Ian Hamnett, Times Higher Education Supplement.

Mediterranean Urbanism

Author: Besim Hakim
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9401791406
Format: PDF, ePub
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This book brings together historic urban / building rules and codes for the geographic areas including Greece, Italy and Spain. The author achieved his ambitious goal of finding pertinent rules and codes that were followed in previous societies for the processes that formed the built environment of their towns and cities, including building activities at the neighborhood level and the decision-making process that took place between proximate neighbors. The original languages of the texts that were translated into English are Greek, Latin, Italian, Arabic and Spanish. The sources for the chapter on Greece date from the 2nd century B.C.E. to the 19th century C.E. Those for the chapter on Italy date from the 10th to the 14th centuries C.E. and for the chapter on Spain from the 5th to the 18th centuries C.E. Numerous appendices are included to enhance and elaborate on the material that make up the chapters. This book provides lessons and insights into how compact and sustainable towns and cities that are greatly admired today were achieved in the past and how we and future generations can learn from this rich heritage, including the valuable insight provided by the nature of the rules and codes and their application through centuries of continuous use.

42 Rules for Successful Collaboration 2nd Edition

Author: David Coleman
Publisher: Happy About
ISBN: 1607731118
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Whether you are a 5-person team or a 50,000 person company some of the same rules for successful collaboration apply. The more you share what you know the more it is worth; understanding a person's local context is more critical to successful collaboration than any technology you may use. Based on years of research, an encyclopedic knowledge of collaborative technologies, and a realization that collaboration is hard to do successfully, Mr. Coleman provides a holistic view on collaboration. Through a variety of contributions from his social networks, others have contributed their best rules for collaboration based on their experience. The holistic approach (People, Process and Technology) is the organizing principle for the book and each rule can be found in the appropriate section. Managers, CEOs, Venture Capitalists, or anyone that has to work with other people at a distance every day can get great benefit from this book. Readers of this book will walk away with a much better idea how to be successful in their interactions with others via the computer. It will help people who are on teams separated geographically, as well as managers and executives. The book filled with high-tech nuggets of wisdom for programmers and IT professionals. But it also has practical rules that apply to anyone who works with others.

Implementing an Advanced Application Using Processes Rules Events and Reports

Author: Ahmed Abdel-Gayed
Publisher: IBM Redbooks
ISBN: 0738437387
Format: PDF, Docs
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In this IBM® Redbooks® publication we describe how to build an advanced business application from end to end. We use a fictional scenario to define the application, document the deployment methodology, and confirm the roles needed to support its development and deployment. Through step-by-step instructions you learn how to: - Define the project lifecycle using IBM Solution for Collaborative Lifecycle Management - Build a logical and physical data model in IBM InfoSphere® Data Architect - Confirm business rules and business events using IBM WebSphere® Operational Decision Management - Map a business process and mediation using IBM Business Process Manager - Use IBM Cognos® Business Intelligence to develop business insight In addition, we articulate a testing strategy using IBM Rational® Quality Manager and deployment options using IBM Workload Deployer. Taken together, this book provides comprehensive guidance for building and testing a solution using core IBM Rational, Information Management, WebSphere, Cognos and Business Process Management software. It seeks to demystify the notion that developing and deploying advanced solutions is taxing. This book will appeal to IT architects and specialists who seek straightforward guidance on how to build comprehensive solutions. They will be able to adapt these materials to kick-start their own end-to-end projects.

Provenance and Annotation of Data and Processes

Author: Bertram Ludäscher
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319164627
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This book constitutes the revised selected papers of the 5th International Provenance and Annotation Workshop, IPAW 2014, held in Cologne, Germany in June 2014. The 14 long papers, 20 short papers and 4 extended abstracts presented were carefully reviewed and selected from 53 submissions. The papers include tools that enable provenance capture from software compilers, from web publications and from scripts, using existing audit logs and employing both static and dynamic instrumentation.