The Commitment

  • Filename: the-commitment.
  • ISBN: 9781101213322
  • Release Date: 2005-09-22
  • Number of pages: 304
  • Author: Dan Savage
  • Publisher: Penguin

Dan Savage’s mother wants him to get married. His boyfriend, Terry, says “no thanks” because he doesn’t want to act like a straight person. Their six-year-old son DJ says his two dads aren’t “allowed” to get married, but that he’d like to come to the reception and eat cake. Throw into the mix Dan’s straight siblings, whose varied choices form a microcosm of how Americans are approaching marriage these days, and you get a rollicking family memoir that will have everyone—gay or straight, right or left, single or married—howling with laughter and rethinking their notions of marriage and all it entails.

Commitment in the Workplace

  • Filename: commitment-in-the-workplace.
  • ISBN: 0761901051
  • Release Date: 1997-01-27
  • Number of pages: 150
  • Author: John P. Meyer
  • Publisher: SAGE

What is a committed employee? Are such employees better or worse off than uncommitted employees? What are the organizational advantages and disadvantages of having a committed workforce? This book overviews academic and popular perspectives on commitment in employees. It examines the multiple faces of commitment and the links that have been established between the various forms of commitment and organizational behaviour. In addition, questions concerning individual differences, organizational characteristics, job characteristics and work experiences associated with commitment are explored. The volume concludes with a discussion of what organizations can do to manage commitment effectively, including under difficult circumst

Commitment in Organizations

  • Filename: commitment-in-organizations.
  • ISBN: 9781135389840
  • Release Date: 2012-11-12
  • Number of pages: 520
  • Author: Howard J. Klein
  • Publisher: Routledge

Commitment is one of the most researched concepts in organizational behavior. This edited book in the SIOP Organizational Frontiers series, with contributions from many scholars, attempts to summarize current research and suggests new directions for studies on commitment in organizations. Commitment is linked to other concepts ie. satisfaction, involvement, motivation, and identification and is studied across cultural lines. Both the individual and group levels of building and maintaining commitment are discussed.

Commitment and Community

  • Filename: commitment-and-community.
  • ISBN: 0674145763
  • Release Date: 1972-01
  • Number of pages: 303
  • Author: Rosabeth Moss Kanter
  • Publisher: Harvard University Press

Rosabeth Kanter offers a unique analysis of the nature and process of enduring commitment, basing her theory of commitment mechanisms on exhaustive research of nineteenth century utopias, sharpened by first hand knowledge of a variety of contemporary groups."

Lifetimes of Commitment

  • Filename: lifetimes-of-commitment.
  • ISBN: 0521422493
  • Release Date: 1991-05-31
  • Number of pages: 229
  • Author: Molly Andrews
  • Publisher: CUP Archive

This book is an exploration of the ways in which political belief is developed and sustained throughout the course of a lifetime. Through extensive interviews, it focuses on the lives of fifteen British men and women, aged between seventy and ninety, who have dedicated half a century or longer to working for social change and justice. From Dorothy Greenald's commitment to provision of adequate housing for prisoners' families to Walter Gregory's active service in the Spanish Civil War and Trevor Huddleston's vital role in the international Anti-Apartheid Movement, these men and women have been involved in both local and international struggles. Respondents discuss topics ranging from the importance of gender identity for their political activism, to their perceptions of recent events in Eastern Europe. The work is unusual in combining an investigation of individual lifelong political commitment with a wider consideration of the formation of social identity, aging and the interplay between individuals and their environment. Lifetimes of commitment will have a wide appeal amongst social psychologists, sociologists, social and oral historians and political scientists.

Commitment in Dialogue

  • Filename: commitment-in-dialogue.
  • ISBN: 079142586X
  • Release Date: 1995-08-10
  • Number of pages: 223
  • Author: Douglas Walton
  • Publisher: SUNY Press

This book develops a logical analysis of dialogue in which two or more parties attempt to advance their own interests. It includes a classification of the major types of dialogues and a discussion of several important informal fallacies. The authors define the concept of commitment in a way that makes it useful in evaluating arguments. In traditional logic, a proposition is either true or false, and that is the end of it. In this new framework, an arguer can be held to his or her commitments in some cases, but in other cases, he or she can retract them without violating any rule of the dialogue. Commitment in Dialogue studies the conditions under which commitments should be held or may be retracted within an argument.

Commitment and Compliance

  • Filename: commitment-and-compliance.
  • ISBN: 0199270988
  • Release Date: 2003
  • Number of pages: 560
  • Author: Dinah Shelton
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

The studies in this book concern the nature of international law, how it is and is not constituted, and whether commitments that are not legally binding can change the behaviour of states as well as or better than legal norms do.Readership: Students and scholars of international law and international relations, civil servants, government officials and diplomats.

The Persistent Power of Human Rights

  • Filename: the-persistent-power-of-human-rights.
  • ISBN: 9781107028937
  • Release Date: 2013-03-07
  • Number of pages: 350
  • Author: Thomas Risse
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This book offers a unique combination of quantitative and qualitative research arguing for the persistent power of human rights norms.

Contemporary Francophone African Writers and the Burden of Commitment

  • Filename: contemporary-francophone-african-writers-and-the-burden-of-commitment.
  • ISBN: 9780813931159
  • Release Date: 2011-02-02
  • Number of pages: 256
  • Author: Odile Cazenave
  • Publisher: University of Virginia Press

By looking at engagée literature from the recent past, when the francophone African writer was implicitly seen as imparted with a mission, to the present, when such authors usually aspire to be acknowledged primarily for their work as writers, Contemporary Francophone African Writers and the Burden of Commitment addresses the currrent processes of canonization in contemporary francophone African literature. Odile Cazenave and Patricia Célérier argue that aesthetic as well as political issues are now at the forefront of debates about the African literary canon, as writers and critics increasingly acknowledge the ideology of form. Working across genres but focusing on the novel, the authors take up the question of renewed forms of commitment in this literature. Their selected writers range from Mongo Beti, Ousmane Sembène, and Aminata Sow Fall to Boubacar Boris Diop, Véronique Tadjo, Alain Mabanckou, and Léonora Miano, among others.

Adult Commitment

  • Filename: adult-commitment.
  • ISBN: 0819177091
  • Release Date: 1990
  • Number of pages: 202
  • Author: Elizabeth Willems
  • Publisher: University Press of America

This interdisciplinary study of commitment draws on the disciplines of theology, philosophy, and psychology to demonstrate the importance of trust in midlife adulthood. It gives particular attention to the place of trust in resolving tensions surrounding commitments. Taking a relational perspective, this text addresses the various aspects of commitment as they affect the self, the community, and God. Several midlife people serve as test cases to illustrate the crucial role of trust for those who are called to reassess interpersonal commitments at midlife. Contents: An Ethics of Trust; Marcel on Philosophy of Trust; Theology of Trust; Psychology of Trust; and An Ethics of Trust; Trust and Commitment in Adulthood.

Commitment to Conquer

  • Filename: commitment-to-conquer.
  • ISBN: 9781441231529
  • Release Date: 1997-07-01
  • Number of pages: 176
  • Author: Bob Beckett
  • Publisher: Baker Books

Targeted plans and specific strategies-including spiritual mapping-for local churches to powerfully reclaim and renew their communities through prayer.

A Commitment to Campaign

  • Filename: a-commitment-to-campaign.
  • ISBN: 0719029082
  • Release Date: 1989-01-01
  • Number of pages: 192
  • Author: John Mattausch
  • Publisher: Manchester University Press

Brief text and illustrations introduce the habits and habitats of a variety of animals.

Intrinsic Motivation at Work

  • Filename: intrinsic-motivation-at-work.
  • ISBN: 1576752380
  • Release Date: 2002-01-01
  • Number of pages: 143
  • Author: Kenneth W. Thomas
  • Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers

A guide to workforce motivation discusses the limitations of older practices, the importance of building a culture of purpose and self-management, and four methods by which managers can render work energizing and compelling. Reprint.

A Commitment to Valor

  • Filename: a-commitment-to-valor.
  • ISBN: 9781418557775
  • Release Date: 2001-04-01
  • Number of pages: 144
  • Author: Rod Gragg
  • Publisher: Thomas Nelson Inc

The character and legend of Robert E. Lee make him one of the most beloved figures in American history, particularly in the South. This attractive gift book captures that character and legend for Southerners, Civil War buffs, and home school students "Do your duty in all things," Robert E. Lee told his youngest son. "You cannot do more. You should never wish to do less: Robert E. Lee, commander of the Army of Northern Virginia during the Civil War, embodied all that is honorable in the tradition of an American soldier. A Commitment to Duty captures the essence of Lee through his most significant quotations and observations.

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