What is the relationship between nations and conflict? Is globalization really eroding national sovereignty and cultural unity? This novel and compelling book explores such questions, arguing that it is wrong to assume that nations are culturally uniform. Hutchinson asserts that resting on older diverse ethnic identities, nations adapt from the unpredictable challenges of modernity, and such plurality makes them prone to cultural wars. He redefines nation-state formation as an outcome of unending and reversible processes, stating that even when nationalists win control, the nation state is never hegemonic since it is only one of many actors in the modern world.
This book highlights the diverse ways in which religions first and foremost make use of the traditional power and communication channels available to them, like strategies of conversion, the preservation of traditional value systems, and the intertwining of religious and political power. Nevertheless, challenged by a more culturally and religiously diversified societies and by the growth of new religious sects, contemporary religions are also forced to let go of these well known strategies of preservation and formulate new ways of establishing their position in local contexts. This collection of essays by established and emerging scholars brings together theory-driven and empirically-based research and case-studies about the global and bottom-up strategies of religions and religious traditions in Europe and beyond to rethink their positions in their local communities and in the world.
We introduce production topology concepts and terminology and explore the differences between production topologies on distributed platforms and z/OS. Through a series of step-by-step instructions, you will learn how to create and verify a production topology environment for WebSphere Process Server V7 for z/OS.
We extend the production topology concept for WebSphere Process Server by describing step-by-step how to add WebSphere Business Services Fabric V7 for z/OS into the topology. You also get problem diagnosis and prevention guidance to use when you create your own production topologies.
A separate publication that covers distributed platforms is also available: "WebSphere Business Process Management V7 Production Topologies," SG24-7854.