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Workplace Democracy Comes Of Age

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Democracy is an old and complex idea. And it is fortunately a reality in all Western European countries, including Latvia. Consider one of the features of a democracy: the extension of its franchise. Black people, women, people who would not own land are examples of categories that used to be excluded from the right to vote. And after the restoration of independence, all Latvian citizens who reached the age of 18 are entitled to vote and elect the members of the Saeima. The fact that the franchise is more extensive than it used to be is clearly a progress. Of course, an appropriately extensive franchise is not enough for a ...
Even though there is no specific, universally accepted definition of 'democracy', equality and freedom have been identified as important characteristics of democracy since ancient times. 2 These principles are reflected in all citizens being equal before the law and having equal access to power. For example, in a representative democracy, every vote has equal weight, no restrictions can apply to anyone wanting to become a representative, and the freedom of its citizens is secured by legitimized rights and liberties which are generally protected by a constitution. 3 4 There are several varieties of democracy, some of ...
stroppyblog: Vote For Me! (if you're in the RMT)
I joined London Underground in 1997, and signed up to the RMT straightaway. I now work as a Station Supervisor, and represent station staff in all locations on LU's Stations & Revenue Council, as well as getting involved with and supporting other grades wherever I can. I am the union's Regional Council Secretary, and have been a branch secretary and branch chair in the past. I am 100% committed to our union, and work tirelessly to build the union and fight for the interests of London Transport workers. Many reps have asked me to stand as they feel that I will stand up for rank-and-file members and improve the union we ... market research, surveys and trends
ForsCo.: Why Socialism
Experts agree: Socialism is a dinosaur.  Newspaper columnists, talk show hosts, Ivy League professors, Washington think tanks - all of them will tell you socialism is extinct.  It didn't work, they say.  Anyone who imagines a different system of social organization is an impractical dreamer.  Capitalism is the best economic system possible.  The market encourages efficiency through competition, creates an unequaled range of consumer goods, permits people to get ahead if they work hard, respects the individual, and promotes democracy.  It's not perfect, but hey, it works. We want to share ... market research, surveys and trends


New Unionism» inspirational thoughts and shocking facts
In 2006 hedge-fund manager James Simons took home $1.7 billion. Two other hedge fund managers made more than $1 billion. The top 25 combined made $14 billion. NY Times, April 2007 From then until 2008, average executive pay in Britain, as in America, rose sharply . see The Economist, September 2009. In Africa 174 children out of 1000 still fail to reach the age of five. J. Micklethwait and A Wooldridge, writers on globalisation, 2000 Over the past decade, the number of households in the United States with a private jet has doubled, to more than 50,000. Council on International and Public Affairs , 2007 A quarter of the ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
Fight or Flight: Survey Shows Mounting Workplace Challenges ...
“Nurses represent the largest group of healthcare providers in the world,” said ICN Chief Executive Officer, David Benton. “We are keen to better understand nurses’ views of their work and the environments in which they practice across the world. These results will inform the ‘Positive Practice Environment’ campaign ICN and partners are implementing to improve the practice environment and with it the quality of care.” “Nurses are key patient advocates and have always been patient-focused. The research shows that for nurses, the most favourable aspect of their profession is indeed ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
A Breakthrough for Schizophrenia? Part II - Medicalizing and Treating Thought ...
Part I of this series opened with a recent study on schizophrenia that has sparked renewed controversy on the legitimacy of pre-screening for and treating psychological afflictions, most of which (in the generic sense) can be defined as "thought disorders." It focused on the University of North Carolina's Schizophrenia Research Center under Dr. John H. Gilmore, whose team claimed to have located an anomaly in the MRIs of "at-risk," male babies: larger brains and larger lateral ventricles. The UNC study appeared to be aimed at establishing medical validation of schizophrenia, as opposed to a hodge-podge ... market trends, news research and surveys resources
Irresistible Force Meets Immovable Object: Generational Conflict in the Legal ...
Understanding generational differences allows lawyers and law firms to tap into each generation’s strengths by adopting new styles of communication, accommodating alternative career tracks, and expanding mentor programs to create future success.  by Michael Moore “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair.” So begins A Tale of Two Cities , the story of English barrister Sydney Carton, swept up in the currents of the French Revolution. Carton makes the ultimate ... market trends, news research and surveys resources


Models of workplace training in North America: a review
As noted, an early challenge comes from the humanistic school of Knowles who ... movement's struggle for humanization of work, workplace democracy and the more .... AND DEVELOPMENT (1994) The coming of age of workplace learning: a time ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
Text of Speech(PDF*) - 75th Anniversary of the National Labor ...
In the age of the internet, people talk about something or somebody. “going viral. ... bringing democracy and fairness to the. American workplace—75 years of dedicated ..... comes up on the 10 th floor. I hope he sees me ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
University of Wisconsin Center for Cooperatives - Democracy in the ...
George Cheney is a professor in the Department of Communication Studies, University of Montana-Missoula, Missoula, MT 59812. This paper was presented at the annual meeting of the International Communication Association, Albuquerque, May 1995. The author expresses gratitude to these researchers knowledgeable about the Mondragon cooperatives for helpful discussions and written correspondence: Sue Eicher, Fred Freundlich, Sally Klingel, Terry Martin, Sheila Turnpin-Foster and William Foote Whyte. Also, I thank the late W. Charles Redding, Cynthia Stohl, Hollis Glaser, and Mike Miller, in addition to the reviews and the editor of ...
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WikiAnswers - Why is civilian authority at all times supreme over ...
Because civilian authority, in a democracy, comes from the people voting. While military authority is not an electoral category. The military is not made up of people the citizens vote on. Voting makes one more superior to the other. First answer by Rediwat . Last edit by Rediwat . Contributor trust : 70 [ recommend contributor ]. Question popularity : 1 [ recommend question ]. Can you answer these history, politics and society questions? What is the supreme at all times over the military ? the president of the U.S. (for the U.S.) What authority does the president have over the military ?
What is socialism and how will Obama change America, if elected ...
Socialist Democracies in western Europe have existed for over a century- what these countries do is provide a 'social safety net' for all its citizens- meaning there is a minimum they allow you to survive on- and the Government guarantees this. Health care is free or very low coast- and despite what many say in the USA is of excellent quality. Education is also free at the higher level. Obama is really trying to bring the nation back to the center- from being ultra right for decades. He is trying to level the playing field for all Americans- instead of the rich and lucky benefiting from policies that hurt the ...