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EU Law of Economic & Monetary Union

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Presenting a sweeping analysis of the legal foundations, institutions, and substantive legal issues in EU monetary integration, The EU Law of Economic and Monetary Union serves as an authoritative reference on the legal framework of European economic and monetary union. The book opens by setting out the broader contexts for the European project - historical, economic, political, and regarding the international framework. It goes on to examine the constitutional architecture of EMU; the main institutions and their legal powers; the core legal provisions of monetary and economic union; and the relationship of EMU with EU financial market and banking regulation. The concluding section analyses the current EMU crisis and the main avenues of future reform.

Original Nation Approaches to Inter-National Law

Original Nation Approaches to Inter-National Law Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Hiroshi Fukurai,Richard Krooth
Editor: Springer Nature
ISBN: 3030592731
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"A bold shot across the bow of orthodoxy where conceptions of world order are concerned, Original Nation Approaches to Inter-National Law is sure to stimulate reconsideration of a range of past assumptions regarding the legitimacy and even the viability of the prevailing statist system of global dominion. In offering clear alternatives, this book is not only timely but urgently needed." --Ward Churchill, author of Struggle for the Land (1993), On the Justice of Roosting Chickens (2003), and Kill the Indian, Save the Man (2004) "A powerful manifesto for a true 'Inter-National' law against the hegemonic 'international' system of states and a resounding reminder that human emancipation cannot be separated from ecological justice." --Chulwoo Lee, Professor of Law, Yonsei Law School, Korea This book introduces the Original Nation scholarship to examine the historical genealogy of the nation's struggles against the state. A fundamentally different portrait of history, geography, politics, and the role of law emerges when the perspective of the nation and peoples is placed at the center of geopolitical analysis of global affairs. In contrast to traditional and canonical state-centric narratives, the Original Nation scholarship offers a diametrically distinct "on-the-ground" and "bottom-up" portrait of the struggle, resistance, and defiance of the nation and peoples. It exposes persistent global patterns of genocide, ecocide, and ethnocide that have resulted from attempts by the state to occupy, suppress, exploit, and destroy the nation. The Original Nation scholarship offers a powerful and widely applicable intellectual tool to examine the history of resilience, emancipatory struggles, and collective efforts to build a vibrant alternative world among the nation and peoples across the globe. Hiroshi Fukurai is Professor of Legal Studies and Sociology at the University of California, Santa Cruz, USA, and is the Immediate-Past President of the Asian Law and Society Association (ALSA). Richard Krooth is a practicing attorney and Research Associate at the University of California, Santa Cruz, USA.

Stand on Guard

Stand on Guard Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Stephanie Carvin
Editor: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 1487534736
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Stand on Guard by Stephanie Carvin Summary

In Stand on Guard, Stephanie Carvin sets out to explain the range of activities considered national security threats by Canadian security services today. As new forms of terrorism and extremism appear, especially online, we need a responsibly widened view of such threats and how they manifest in the contemporary world. Canadians should not be more fearful, Carvin explains, but a more sophisticated understanding among security services personnel and the general public is needed if we are to anticipate and ameliorate threats to national security. As a former security analyst tasked with providing threat assessments to high levels of government, Carvin writes with both authority and urgency. Her book presents an insider’s look at the issues facing the Canadian security and intelligence community. Timely and accessible, Stand on Guard will be required reading for scholars, practitioners, and any Canadian concerned about national security in the twenty-first century.

Computational Science and Its Applications -- ICCSA 2015

Computational Science and Its Applications -- ICCSA 2015 Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Osvaldo Gervasi,Beniamino Murgante,Sanjay Misra,Marina L. Gavrilova,Ana Maria Alves Coutinho Rocha,Carmelo Torre,David Taniar,Bernady O. Apduhan
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Computational Science and Its Applications -- ICCSA 2015 by Osvaldo Gervasi,Beniamino Murgante,Sanjay Misra,Marina L. Gavrilova,Ana Maria Alves Coutinho Rocha,Carmelo Torre,David Taniar,Bernady O. Apduhan Summary

The five-volume set LNCS 9155-9159 constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 15th International Conference on Computational Science and Its Applications, ICCSA 2015, held in Banff, AB, Canada, in June 2015. The 232 revised full papers presented in 22 workshops and a general track were carefully reviewed and selected from 780 initial submissions for inclusion in this volume. They cover various areas in computational science ranging from computational science technologies to specific areas of computational science such as computational geometry and security.

Democratic Civil-Military Relations

Democratic Civil-Military Relations Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Sabine Mannitz
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1136288848
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Democratic Civil-Military Relations by Sabine Mannitz Summary

This book examines the ways in which European democracies, including former communist states, are dealing with the new demands placed on their security policies since the cold war by transforming their military structures, and the effects this is having on the conceptualisation of soldiering. In the new security environment, democratic states have called upon their armed forces increasingly to fulfil unconventional tasks – partly civilian, partly humanitarian, and partly military – in most complex, multi-national missions. Not only have military structures been transformed to make them fit for these new types of deployments, but the new mission types highlight the necessity for democracies to come to terms with a new image and ethos of soldiering in defence of a transnational value community. Combining a qualitative comparison of twelve countries with an interdisciplinary methodology, this edited volume argues that the ongoing transformations of international politics make it necessary for democracies to address both internal and external factors as they shape their own civil-military relations. The issues discussed in this work are informed by Democratic Peace theory, which makes it possible to investigate relations within the state at the same time as analysing the international dimension. This approach gives the book a systematic theoretical framework which distinguishes it from the majority of existing literature on this subject. This book will be of much interest to students of civil-military relations, European politics, democratisation and post-communist transitions, and IR in general.

Spill Simmer Falter Wither

Spill Simmer Falter Wither Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Sara Baume
Editor: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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Spill Simmer Falter Wither by Sara Baume Summary

Winner of the Rooney Prize for Irish Literature * Winner of the Sunday Independent Newcomer of the Year Award * Short-listed for the Costa First Novel Award * Long-listed for the Desmond Elliott Prize * Long-listed for the Guardian First Book Award 2015, Readers’ Choice * Long-listed for the Warwick Prize for Writing 2015 * Long-listed for 2015 Edinburgh First Novel Award “A deeply attuned portrait of the human mind...An unsettling literary surprise of the best sort.”—Atlantic “This book is like a flame in daylight: beautiful and unexpected.”—Anne Enright It is springtime, and two outcasts—a man ignored, even shunned by his village, and the one-eyed dog he takes into his quiet, tightly shuttered life—find each other, by accident or fate, and forge an unlikely connection. As their friendship grows, their small, seaside town falsely perceives menace where there is only mishap—and the duo must take to the road. Gorgeously written in poetic and mesmerizing prose, Spill Simmer Falter Wither is one of those rare stories that utterly and completely imagines its way into a life most of us would never see. It transforms us in our understanding not only of the world, but also of ourselves. “A man-and-his-dog story like no other.”—San Francisco Chronicle “[Spill Simmer Falter Wither] hums with its own distinctiveness.”— Guardian (UK) “A tour de force...A stunning and wonderful achievement by a writer touched by greatness.” —Joseph O’Connor, for the Irish Times

Cyber Crisis Management

Cyber Crisis Management Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Rodney D Ryder,Ashwin Madhavan
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 9389165520
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Cyber Crisis Management by Rodney D Ryder,Ashwin Madhavan Summary

With the advent of big data technology, organisations worldwide are creating data exceeding terabytes in size. Due to the variety of data that it encompasses, big data always entails a number of challenges related to its volume, complexity and vulnerability. The need to manage cyber risks across an enterprise-inclusive of IT operations-is a growing concern as massive data breaches make news on an alarmingly frequent basis. The internet too has grown enormously over the past few years, consequently increasing the risk of many untoward cyber incidents that can cause irreparable loss to a corporate organisation. With a robust cyber risk management system now a necessary business requirement, organisations need to assess the effectiveness of their current systems in response to a dynamic and fast-moving threat landscape. This book goes beyond a mere response to cybercrime and addresses the entire crisis-management cycle. The authors have created a primer for corporate houses and individuals alike on how they should deal with cyber incidences and develop strategies on tackling such incidences.

Bluff City: The Secret Life of Photographer Ernest Withers

Bluff City: The Secret Life of Photographer Ernest Withers Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Preston Lauterbach
Editor: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393247937
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Bluff City: The Secret Life of Photographer Ernest Withers by Preston Lauterbach Summary

The little-known story of an iconic photographer, whose work captured—and influenced—a critical moment in American history. Who was Ernest Withers? Most Americans may not know the name, but they do know his photographs. Withers took some of the most legendary images of the 1950s and ’60s: Martin Luther King, Jr., riding a newly integrated bus in Montgomery, Alabama; Emmett Till’s uncle pointing an accusatory finger across the courtroom at one of his nephew’s killers; scores of African-American protestors, carrying a forest of signs reading "I am a man." But while he enjoyed unparalleled access to the inner workings of the civil rights movement, Withers was working as an informant for the FBI. In this gripping narrative history, Preston Lauterbach examines the complicated political and economic forces that informed Withers’s seeming betrayal of the people he photographed. Withers traversed disparate worlds, from Black Power meetings to raucous Memphis nightclubs where Elvis brushed shoulders with B.B. King. He had a gift for capturing both dramatic historic moments and intimate emotional ones, and it may have been this attention to nuance that made Withers both a brilliant photographer and an essential asset to the FBI. Written with similar nuance, Bluff City culminates with a riveting account of the 1968 riot that ended in violence just a few days before Dr. King’s death. Brimming with new information and featuring previously unpublished and rare photographs from the Withers archive not seen in over fifty years, Bluff City grapples with the legacy of a man whose actions—and artistry—make him an enigmatic and fascinating American figure.

Beyond and Before, Updated and Expanded Edition

Beyond and Before, Updated and Expanded Edition Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Paul Hegarty,Martin Halliwell
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 1501370820
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Beyond and Before, Updated and Expanded Edition by Paul Hegarty,Martin Halliwell Summary

The original edition of Beyond and Before extends an understanding of “progressive rock” by providing a fuller definition of what progressive rock is, was and can be. Called by Record Collector “the most accomplished critical overview yet” of progressive rock and one of their 2011 books of the year, Beyond and Before moves away from the limited consensus that prog rock is exclusively English in origin and that it was destroyed by the advent of punk in 1976. Instead, by tracing its multiple origins and complex transitions, it argues for the integration of jazz and folk into progressive rock and the extension of prog in Kate Bush, Radiohead, Porcupine Tree and many more. This 10-year anniversary revised edition continues to further unpack definitions of progressive rock and includes a brand new chapter focusing on post-conceptual trends in the 2010s through to the contemporary moment. The new edition discusses the complex creativity of progressive metal and folk in greater depth, as well as new fusions of genre that move across global cultures and that rework the extended form and mission of progressive rock, including in recent pop concept albums. All chapters are revised to keep the process of rethinking progressive rock alive and vibrant as a hybrid, open form.

Library Science and Administration: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications

Library Science and Administration: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Management Association, Information Resources
Editor: IGI Global
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Library Science and Administration: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications by Management Association, Information Resources Summary

Effective administration of libraries is a crucial part of delivering library services to the public. To develop and implement best practices, librarians must be aware and informed of the recent advances in library administration. Library Science and Administration: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications is a comprehensive reference source for the latest scholarly material on trends, techniques, and management of libraries and examines the benefits and challenges of library administration. Highlighting a range of pertinent topics such as digital libraries, information sciences, and academic libraries, this multi-volume book is ideally designed for academicians, researchers, practitioners, and librarians seeking current research on library science and administration.

Trade Agreements and Public Health

Trade Agreements and Public Health Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Deborah Gleeson,Ronald Labonté
Editor: Springer Nature
ISBN: 9811504857
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Trade Agreements and Public Health by Deborah Gleeson,Ronald Labonté Summary

The need for policy coherence between trade and health has never been greater, yet few public health workers are equipped to navigate this complex field. This book aims to fill this gap, providing a focused and readable introduction to the topic. It introduces the principles underpinning trade treaties and examines the implications of trade rules for health services and access to medicines, unhealthy commodities, labour rights and the environment. It explores the trade policy making process, methods for trade and health research, and recommendations for strengthening policy coherence.

Handbook of Cultural Economics, Third Edition

Handbook of Cultural Economics, Third Edition Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Ruth Towse,Trilce Navarrete Hernández
Editor: Edward Elgar Publishing
ISBN: 1788975804
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Handbook of Cultural Economics, Third Edition by Ruth Towse,Trilce Navarrete Hernández Summary

Cultural economics has become well established as a subject of interest for students and teachers of courses ranging from economics to arts administration as well as for policy-makers and practitioners in the creative industries. Digitisation has had a tremendous impact on many areas of the creative economy and the third edition of this popular book fully reflects it.

Special Library Administration, Standardization and Technological Integration

Special Library Administration, Standardization and Technological Integration Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Yap, Joseph M.
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Special Library Administration, Standardization and Technological Integration by Yap, Joseph M. Summary

The digital age has transformed the structure and management of libraries around the world. With an increased focus on technology and its use in library management, library professionals seek the best practices and management systems to implement in specialized library settings. Special Library Administration, Standardization and Technological Integration presents the latest scholarly research on the existing and emerging trends in special library management including technological advancements, the importance of social media outlets, and the necessary professional practices to maintain efficiency and success within a library setting. This publication is an essential reference source for academicians, researchers, librarians, and advanced level students interested in the management of special libraries in the digital age.

Teaching about Sex and Sexualities in Higher Education

Teaching about Sex and Sexualities in Higher Education Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Susan Hillock
Editor: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 1487535414
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Teaching about Sex and Sexualities in Higher Education by Susan Hillock Summary

Teaching about Sex and Sexualities in Higher Education argues that much more can be done in teaching about sex and sexuality in higher education. This edited collection provides key information on professional training and support, and acts as a crucial resource on sex, sexuality, and related issues. With a focus on diversity, this book features expert contributors who discuss key concepts, debates, and current issues across disciplines to help educators improve curriculum content. This collection aims to provide adequate and appropriate sex education training and opportunities to educators so that they may explore complex personal and emotional issues, build skills, and develop the confidence necessary to help others in their respective fields.

The Butterfly Defect

The Butterfly Defect Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Ian Goldin,Mike Mariathasan
Editor: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 1400850207
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The Butterfly Defect by Ian Goldin,Mike Mariathasan Summary

The Butterfly Defect addresses the widening gap between the new systemic risks generated by globalization and their effective management. It shows how the dynamics of turbo-charged globalization has the potential and power to destabilize our societies. Drawing on the latest insights from a wide variety of disciplines, Ian Goldin and Mike Mariathasan provide practical guidance for how governments, businesses, and individuals can better manage globalization and risk. Goldin and Mariathasan demonstrate that systemic risk issues are now endemic everywhere—in supply chains, pandemics, infrastructure, ecology and climate change, economics, and politics. Unless we address these concerns, they will lead to greater protectionism, xenophobia, nationalism, and, inevitably, deglobalization, rising inequality, conflict, and slower growth. The Butterfly Defect shows that mitigating uncertainty and risk in an interconnected world is an essential task for our future.

Essentials of Maternity, Newborn, and Women’s Health

Essentials of Maternity, Newborn, and Women’s Health Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Susan Ricci
Editor: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
ISBN: 1975139798
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Essentials of Maternity, Newborn, and Women’s Health by Susan Ricci Summary

Give students the confidence and competence to meet the challenges of today’s maternity, newborn, and women’s health nursing practice. Focusing on the reproductive issues of women throughout the lifespan, Essentials of Maternity, Newborn, and Women's Health Nursing, Fifth Edition, builds the knowledge and clinical capabilities students need to excel on the NCLEX® and confidently care for women and their families. Updated with the latest practices, interventions and cultural considerations, this practical text immerses students in realistic nursing case studies, delivering step-by-step guidance and real-world clinical practice to prepare students for success throughout their nursing careers.

The Cadbury Code and Recurrent Crisis

The Cadbury Code and Recurrent Crisis Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Donald Nordberg
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ISBN: 3030552225
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The Cadbury Code and Recurrent Crisis by Donald Nordberg Summary

This book raises questions about a hallmark mechanism of corporate governance – the use of codes of practice. It undertakes a critical examination of the origins and development of the UK code of corporate governance, which influenced codes devised around the world and practices of organisations well beyond the world of corporations listed on stock exchanges. Much lauded as a model of good governance, its core principles have persisted for almost 30 years. Yet during that time repeated crises in corporate governance have arisen, suggesting that it has not fully addressed the problem it was meant to solve. This book will be valuable reading for scholars working on business ethics, corporate governance, and business history.

Wither

Wither Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Lauren DeStefano
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1442409118
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What if you knew exactly when you’d die? The first book of The Chemical Garden Trilogy. By age sixteen, Rhine Ellery has four years left to live. A botched effort to create a perfect race has left all males born with a lifespan of 25 years, and females a lifespan of 20 years—leaving the world in a state of panic. Geneticists seek a miracle antidote to restore the human race, desperate orphans crowd the population, crime and poverty have skyrocketed, and young girls are being kidnapped and sold as polygamous brides to bear more children. When Rhine is sold as a bride, she vows to do all she can to escape. Yet her husband, Linden, is hopelessly in love with her, and Rhine can’t bring herself to hate him as much as she’d like to. He opens her to a magical world of wealth and illusion she never thought existed, and it almost makes it possible to ignore the clock ticking away her short life. But Rhine quickly learns that not everything in her new husband’s strange world is what it seems. Her father-in-law, an eccentric doctor bent on finding the antidote, is hoarding corpses in the basement; her fellow sister wives are to be trusted one day and feared the next; and Rhine has no way to communicate to her twin brother that she is safe and alive. Together with one of Linden's servants, Gabriel, Rhine attempts to escape just before her seventeenth birthday. But in a world that continues to spiral into anarchy, is there any hope for freedom?

Disability Injustice

Disability Injustice Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Kelly Fritsch,Jeffrey Monaghan,Emily van der Meulen
Editor: UBC Press
ISBN: 0774867159
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Disability Injustice by Kelly Fritsch,Jeffrey Monaghan,Emily van der Meulen Summary

Ableism is embedded in Canadian criminal justice institutions, policies, and practices, making incarceration and institutionalization dangerous – even deadly – for disabled people. Disability Injustice examines disability in contexts that include policing and surveillance, sentencing and the courts, prisons and alternatives to confinement. The contributors confront challenging topics such as the pathologizing of difference as deviance; eugenics and crime control; criminalization based on biased physical and mental health approaches; and the role of disability justice activism in contesting discrimination. This provocative collection highlights how, with deeper understanding of disability, we can challenge the practices of crime control and the processes of criminalization.

Conventional and Organic Farming

Conventional and Organic Farming Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Victor M. Shorrocks
Editor: 5m Books Ltd
ISBN: 1912178745
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Conventional and Organic Farming by Victor M. Shorrocks Summary

Organic farming comes with many connotations of 'natural', 'wholesome', 'healthy', 'superior', 'environmentally friendly', and 'sustainable'. But just what is the scientific evidence behind the claims of healthier food and better farming systems made by the organic movement? Using peer reviewed literature, the latest studies, and a rigorous investigation of claims made by opponents of conventional farming, the author provides an even handed and scientifically objective review of the contributions of organic farming to human health, crop yields, the environment, and agriculture from a global perspective. The aim is to separate out the marketing spin, the claims of one camp or another, and political ideologies to provide a straightforward appraisal of both the benefits and exaggerated claims of organic farming. The approach taken is to present the evidence in the form of data, study results, and presentation of source material for the claims made by conventional and organic, and leave the reader to make their own judgements on the validity of the case for organic over conventional farming. The book also addresses a fundamental question in modern farming-organic agriculture's ability to feed the world in the face of a growing population and growing demand for meat. It provides a timely scientific comparison of the practices, relative yields, and benefits of organic versus conventional agriculture. The ways conventional farming has progressed from hunter gatherer days and possible future developments are discussed. Conventional and Organic Farming will be an ideal book for agricultural policy makers, researchers and academics, as well as agricultural students, conventional, and organic farmers. [Subject: Farm Studies, Agriculture Studies, Agricultural Policy]

The History of Migration in Europe

The History of Migration in Europe Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Francesca Fauri
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1317678281
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The History of Migration in Europe belies several myths by arguing, for example, that immobility has not been the "normal" condition of people before the modern era. Migration (far from being an income-maximizing choice taken by lone individuals) is often a household strategy, and local wages benefit from migration. This book shows how ssuccesses arise when governments liberalize and accompany the international movements of people with appropriate legislation, while failures take place when the legislation enacted is insufficient, belated or ill shaped. Part I of this book addresses mainly methodological issues. Past and present migration is basically defined as a cross-cultural movement; cultural boundaries need prolonged residence and active integrationist policies to allow cross-fertilization of cultures among migrants and non-migrants. Part II collects chapters that examine the role of public bodies with reference to migratory movements, depicting a series of successes and failures in the migration policies through examples drawn from the European Union or single countries. Part III deals with challenges immigrants face once they have settled in their new countries: Do immigrants seek "integration" in their host culture? Through which channels is such integration achieved, and what roles are played by citizenship and political participation? What is the "identity" of migrants and their children born in the host countries? This text's originality stems from the fact that it explains the complex nature of migratory movements by incorporating a variety of perspectives and using a multi-disciplinary approach, including economic, political and sociological contributions.

Journalism and Political Exclusion

Journalism and Political Exclusion Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Debra M. Clarke
Editor: McGill-Queen\'s Press - MQUP
ISBN: 0773590129
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The constraints of news production and the consequent limitations of news result directly in dissatisfaction throughout news audiences. News stories are frequently found to be inadequately informative to the extent that journalism is more inclined to generate political disenchantment, rather than prompt its audiences to pursue a fully engaged level of political participation in their societies. Journalism and Political Exclusion provides a multi-method, integrated analysis of news production and news audiences, including a long-term study of community activists in a central Canadian city. During the seven-year fieldwork period, different groups of research participants completed questionnaires, wrote news diaries, and were interviewed in their homes while viewing network television newscasts. Clarke shows that frustrations with the informational limitations of television and other news media are accelerated among women and the working-class often lack opportunities to access alternative information sources. The critical contribution of journalism to the production and reproduction of ideas about social reality is frequently acknowledged and assumed yet rarely investigated and demonstrated. Through an examination of the everyday realities of both news production and news reception, Journalism and Political Exclusion also shows how the current "crises" of professional journalism heighten the level of political exclusion experienced by various social groups.

Whisky and Other Spirits

Whisky and Other Spirits Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Graham Stewart,Charles Bamforth,Inge Russell
Editor: Academic Press
ISBN: 0323853609
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Whisky and Other Spirits: Technology, Production and Marketing, Third Edition continues to provide details from raw materials to the finished product, including production, packaging and marketing. It focuses on the science and technology of the process as well as the environment in which it is produced. Today, environmental concerns and sustainability of products has taken on a new level of importance. Traditional ways of packaging and marketing have also changed dramatically in recent years as the technology of packaging has moved from a staid bottle industry to spirit products that cross traditional beverage categories and packaging. This new edition provides the latest changes in industry and the beverages market. All chapters are updated, with new chapters added to help improve research and development, and to increase production of not only whiskey but other spirits such as gin and rum and white spirits. This new edition also discusses trendy reduced alcohol and no alcohol products. Presents a detailed look into current global situation for whisky and spirits production Highlights craft distilling and the challenges craft distillers face by presenting the art of spirit production in clear detail Presents insights into how marketing has changed for distilled products, with an emphasis on new mobile technologies

The Journeys of Besieged Languages

The Journeys of Besieged Languages Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Poia Rewi,Rawinia Higgins,Delyn Day
Editor: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
ISBN: 1443870870
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The Journeys of Besieged Languages by Poia Rewi,Rawinia Higgins,Delyn Day Summary

This volume allows 13 besieged languages to tell their own stories by way of their consummate battles with languages that dominate their traditional spaces and ways of thinking. It tells of the value of these languages through linkages with the past and present and where continuation of this might further share those values with wider audiences beyond the current language users. As such, the book captures a discourse on the existence of minority languages in countries and states where they are under threat by the ‘Governing’ language.

Psychological Management of Physical Disabilities

Psychological Management of Physical Disabilities Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Paul Kennedy
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 113544983X
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Psychological Management of Physical Disabilities by Paul Kennedy Summary

The successful integration of psychological factors into the management of physical disabilities is critical to successful health-care delivery. This book provides a comprehensive and accessible guide to the best practice and approaches in this field. Paul Kennedy brings together contributions from a range of experienced researchers and practitioners, who explore the emotional, motivational and psychological factors associated with the rehabilitation and treatment of people with a range of physical disabilities, including spinal cord injury, stroke, and chronic pain. The book is divided into three sections, covering: the scope of psychological processes in physical rehabilitation psychological applications and practitioner perspectives general organizational challenges and developments. The Psychological Management of Physical Disabilities will be of great interest to all clinical psychologists, health psychologists, occupational therapists, counsellors, physiotherapists, physicians and rehabilitation nurses. Service providers know how important psychological factors are. This book explains why and how psychological models and research can support rehabilitation and improve individual well-being.

Advances in Agronomy

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ISBN: 0128152842
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Advances in Agronomy continues to be recognized as a leading reference and first-rate source for the latest research in agronomy. Each volume contains an eclectic group of reviews by leading scientists throughout the world. As always, the subjects covered are rich, varied, and exemplary of the abundant subject matter addressed by this long-running serial. Includes numerous, timely, state-of-the-art reviews on the latest advancements in agronomy Features distinguished, well recognized authors from around the world Builds upon this venerable and iconic review series Covers the extensive variety and breadth of subject matter in the crop and soil sciences

Equal Access for Students with Disabilities

Equal Access for Students with Disabilities Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Dr. Lisa M. Meeks, PhD,Neera R. Jain, MS, CRC,Elisa Laird, JD
Editor: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 0826182232
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Equal Access for Students with Disabilities by Dr. Lisa M. Meeks, PhD,Neera R. Jain, MS, CRC,Elisa Laird, JD Summary

Note to Readers: Publisher does not guarantee quality or access to any included digital components if book is purchased through a third-party seller. A vital resource for ensuring students with disabilities have access to appropriate, legal, and necessary accommodations Now in its second edition, this book on disability inclusion in the health sciences remains the most comprehensive, critically and legally informed guidance available to health science programs. Grounded in the ADA, case law, and OCR determinations, this seminal text delivers information that is translatable to daily practice. The second edition focuses on disability as a welcome form of diversity, with concomitant changes to language and approach that promote disability inclusion. New chapters and updates on topics including technical standards; a new appendix to guide faculty communication; and revised advice throughout, provide faculty, student affairs and disability professionals with the most up-to-date practices. The text delivers updated legal guidance and case references, assistance in benchmarking office policies and practices, new case studies, and a review chapter for teaching and assessing learning. New examples impart the best decision-making practices, describe what to do when things go awry, and discuss how to avoid problems by implementing strong accessibility-focused policies. Written by noted educators and practitioners at prestigious health science schools, this text is backed by years of practice and expertise. It is written in an easy-to-read, engaging manner that makes disability inclusion and disability law accessible to all. New to the Second Edition: Focus on the importance of fully-inclusive education for health care practitioners Real-world informed case studies that demonstrate best practices New and updated advice highlighting recent legal decisions New chapter on technical standards Updated guidance to inform office policies and practices Chapter specific review questions for teaching and self-assessment Expanded discussion of clinical accommodations Updated guides for high stakes exams, including new personal statement prompts Communication guide for faculty Key Features: Addresses all aspects of disability, including disability law, for students in health science settings Delivers information directly applicable to practice Accessibly written by esteemed and experienced practitioners and educators Includes easy-to-follow flowcharts Supports professional development in an affordable format

Ecopsychology: Advances from the Intersection of Psychology and Environmental Protection [2 volumes]

Ecopsychology: Advances from the Intersection of Psychology and Environmental Protection [2 volumes] Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Darlyne G. Nemeth,Robert B. Hamilton,Judy Kuriansky
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Ecopsychology: Advances from the Intersection of Psychology and Environmental Protection [2 volumes] by Darlyne G. Nemeth,Robert B. Hamilton,Judy Kuriansky Summary

This anthology is a two-volume work that focuses on our relationship with the Earth and our future, examining the crossover between psychology and environmental studies in the emerging fields of ecopsychology and environmental psychology. Addresses the "hot topic" of today: how psychology and environmental studies intersect in the fields of ecopsychology and environmental psychology Presents a breadth of perspectives from authors with various fields of expertise, from scientists to interventionists, conquerors to caretakers, political leaders to grassroots activists—all of whom are needed to effect change Utilizes the knowledge of contributors from the fields of psychology, science, humanitarianism, environmental studies, business, United Nations, law, and policymaking Addresses the facts, feelings, needs, and possibilities that must be considered when planning for the future since the psychology of environmental messaging is just as important as its geology Offers a range of solutions—based on research and real implementations of programs around the world—for preserving our planet and caring for our environment

Wither

Wither Pdf/ePub eBook Author: J G Passarella
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The college town of Windale, Massachusetts is proud of its colonial heritage -- including the legend of a dark witches' coven dating back three hundred years. No one in Windale actually believes in witches, or imagines that the blood-chilling history of the Salem era could repeat itself. But three people, unknown to one another, are experiencing vivid nightmares of palpable horror. They alone can sense that a dreadful presence is working its way into their waking lives -- and is coming for them. On a crisp autumn night deep in the New England woods, a young woman's harmless channeling ritual unwittingly opens the floodgates to terrifying forces that have, until then, lived only in dreams: a breed of demonic creatures with the power to shatter an unsuspecting town.

Trade Politics

Trade Politics Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Brian Hocking,Steven McGuire
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Trade has always been an intensely political activity. Its conduct determines the well-being of entire national communities, and expansion of trade since the Second World War has been one of the major engines of world economic growth. In this new, fully updated edition, leading experts from around the world provide a comprehensive overview of the politics of international trade in the twenty-first century. The book explains the changing political environment in which trade policy is shaped, the core political issues, the future trade agenda and the role of the key actors. Subjects covered include: * transatlantic trade relations * regional trading agreements in Asia, Europe, North America and Latin America * how trade affects developing countries * the politics of the World Trade Organization * key policy areas such as agriculture, competition and intellectual property * the role of firms and governments in international trade * how trade impacts on human rights and the environment.

Der Europäische Gerichtshof für Menschenrechte als Diskurswächter

Der Europäische Gerichtshof für Menschenrechte als Diskurswächter Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Björnstjern Baade
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Der Europäische Gerichtshof für Menschenrechte als Diskurswächter by Björnstjern Baade Summary

Das Buch nimmt die aktuelle Kritik am EGMR zum Anlass, die Grundsatzfrage zu stellen, welche Rolle dieser gegenüber dem demokratisch-rechtsstaatlichen Entscheidungsprozess seiner Vertragsstaaten einnehmen sollte. Denn die Kritik an der Legitimität des Gerichtshofs, die momentan im Vereinigten Königreich am drastischsten formuliert wird, wirft berechtigte demokratietheoretische Frage auf und ist ernst zu nehmen. Neben einer detaillierten rechtstheoretischen und -methodischen Bewertung der Rechtsprechung wird die Kritik auch aus staatstheoretischer Sicht behandelt. Hierbei werden jeweils interdisziplinär Erkenntnisse der Philosophie sowie der Sprach- und Politikwissenschaften herangezogen. Nach einer ausführlichen Analyse anhand der Wiener Vertragsrechtskonvention werden objektivistische Auslegungsansätze (wie original meaning oder positivisme sociologique) erörtert und zurückgewiesen. Die Kontrolle der Einhaltung prä-existenter Normen ist als alleiniges Erklärungs- und Rechtfertigungsmodell jedenfalls defizitär. Aufgabe des Gerichtshofs ist es auch, den demokratisch-rechtsstaatlichen Entscheidungsdiskurs an seine korrekte Funktionsweise zu binden, seine normative Rationalität sicherzustellen sowie hierfür die Tatsachengrundlage zu prüfen. Hierbei kommt der margin of appreciation und dem sie maßgeblich bestimmenden Faktor der Legitimität der kontrollierten Entscheidung besondere Bedeutung zu. Sie verhindert ihrerseits, dass der Gerichtshof aus seiner Rolle fällt, die darin besteht, als Wächter dieses Diskurses einen Beitrag dazu zu leisten, dass die Institutionen demokratischer Rechtsstaaten ihrer Rolle entsprechen.

Caring for LGBTQ2S People

Caring for LGBTQ2S People Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Amy Bourns,Edward Kucharski
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Increasing awareness of healthcare disparities and unique health needs of LGBTQ2S people calls for a revitalization of health professional training programs. As new topics become integrated into these programs, there is a great need for a comprehensive resource that aligns with Canadian guidelines and standards of care. Caring for LGBTQ2S People identifies gaps in care and health care disparities, and provides clinicians with both the knowledge and the tools to continue to improve the health of LGBTQ2S people. Written by expert authors, this fully updated version builds on the critically praised first edition and highlights the significant social, medical, and legal progress that has occurred in Canada since 2003. The book includes general medical information and guidance that is useful for anyone providing care to LGBTQ2S people. Chapters in this edition provide background on the fundamentals of language, cultural competency, and the patient-provider relationship, and include contemporary and expanded discussion on STIs, HIV, substance use, mental health, fertility, and trans health. This clinical guide is written for a general and trainee-level reader in health care and primary care and showcases a comprehensive understanding of LGBTQ2S health while also concluding with unique considerations for those who experience an intersection of diverse identities.

The Wither Invasion

The Wither Invasion Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Mark Cheverton
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In the concluding third book of a new Minecraft adventure series from New York Times bestselling author Mark Cheverton, Watcher fights the wither king’s army to save Minecraft itself from destruction. With Krael, the king of the withers, trapped in another world, the young wizard Watcher thinks the Great War is finally over. . . . but he’s wrong. Intent on destroying all villagers, Krael has found a way to bring his army to the Far Lands. Now, with Krael’s vicious horde chasing them, Watcher and his friends must save as many villages as possible before making their final stand. But, outnumbered by monsters stronger than they’ve ever seen, it seems hopeless. It will be left to Watcher to save them, and, with a secret weapon of mass destruction, the young wizard will be forced to make a decision: Should he destroy millions of monsters, or should the villagers stand and fight, knowing they’ll die? What Watcher doesn’t know is that a secret built into the ancient weapon could change the course of the war . . . for better or for worse.

The Existential Foundations of Political Economy

The Existential Foundations of Political Economy Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Christopher M. England
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This volume argues that economic thought has long been shaped by deeply human forms of attachment, anxiety, desire, fear of suffering and death, and even historical speculation about the ultimate destiny of humanity. Starting in the 17th century, modern economics began to incorporate patterns of speculation and rhetoric that mirror postulates found in religion and the philosophy of history. This text demonstrates that the political significance of economic theory can only be fully understood when the existential commitments that motivated its seminal thinkers, from Smith and Marx to Hayek and beyond, have been excavated. Featuring incisive examinations and revisionist interpretations of Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Adam Smith, Karl Marx, F.A. Hayek, and Karl Polanyi, it is powerfully written and exhaustively researched. It will appeal to anyone interested in political economy, the history of political thought, or the roots of contemporary ideologies.

Hacking the Bomb

Hacking the Bomb Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Andrew Futter
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Are nuclear arsenals safe from cyber-attack? Could terrorists launch a nuclear weapon through hacking? Are we standing at the edge of a major technological challenge to global nuclear order? These are among the many pressing security questions addressed in Andrew Futter’s ground-breaking study of the cyber threat to nuclear weapons. Hacking the Bomb provides the first ever comprehensive assessment of this worrying and little-understood strategic development, and it explains how myriad new cyber challenges will impact the way that the world thinks about and manages the ultimate weapon. The book cuts through the hype surrounding the cyber phenomenon and provides a framework through which to understand and proactively address the implications of the emerging cyber-nuclear nexus. It does this by tracing the cyber challenge right across the nuclear weapons enterprise, explains the important differences between types of cyber threats, and unpacks how cyber capabilities will impact strategic thinking, nuclear balances, deterrence thinking, and crisis management. The book makes the case for restraint in the cyber realm when it comes to nuclear weapons given the considerable risks of commingling weapons of mass disruption with weapons of mass destruction, and argues against establishing a dangerous norm of “hacking the bomb.” This timely book provides a starting point for an essential discussion about the challenges associated with the cyber-nuclear nexus, and will be of great interest to scholars and students of security studies as well as defense practitioners and policy makers.

Information Technology, Innovation System and Trade Regime in Developing Countries

Information Technology, Innovation System and Trade Regime in Developing Countries Pdf/ePub eBook Author: K. Joseph
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Information Technology, Innovation System and Trade Regime in Developing Countries by K. Joseph Summary

Drawing from the detailed case studies of India and five ASEAN countries, this volume establishes the complementary role of innovation system and trade regime in promoting production and use of ICT and draws lessons for other developing countries that adopted a liberal trade regime to catch up with the ICT revolution.

International Relations and the Arctic: Understanding Policy and Governance

International Relations and the Arctic: Understanding Policy and Governance Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Robert W. Murray,Anita Dey Nuttall
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International Relations and the Arctic: Understanding Policy and Governance by Robert W. Murray,Anita Dey Nuttall Summary

Increased global interest in the Arctic poses challenges to contemporary international relations and many questions surround exactly why and how Arctic countries are asserting their influence and claims over their northern reaches and why and how non-Arctic states are turning their attention to the region. Despite the inescapable reality in the growth of interest in the Arctic, relatively little analysis on the international relations aspects of such interest has been done. Traditionally, international relations studies are focused on particular aspects of Arctic relations, but to date there has been no comprehensive effort to explain the region as a whole. Literature on Arctic politics is mostly dedicated to issues such as development, the environment and climate change, or indigenous populations. International relations, traditionally interested in national and international security, has been mostly silent in its engagement with Arctic politics. Essential concepts such as security, sovereignty, institutions, and norms are all key aspects of what is transpiring in the Arctic, and deserve to be explained in order to better comprehend exactly why the Arctic is of such interest. The sheer number of states and organizations currently involved in Arctic international relations make the region a prime case study for scholars, policymakers and interested observers. In this first systematic study of Arctic international relations, Robert W. Murray and Anita Dey Nuttall have brought together a group of the world's leading experts in Arctic affairs to demonstrate the multifaceted and essential nature of circumpolar politics. This book is core reading for political scientists, historians, anthropologists, geographers and any other observer interested in the politics of the Arctic region.

The Wither King

The Wither King Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Mark Cheverton
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Life is peaceful and calm in the Far Lands, a mysterious area on the edge of the Overworld in Minecraft. The monster warlords have been destroyed, and the NPC villages are flourishing. But an old warning still echoes in the young NPC Watcher’s mind: “Krael, the new Wither King, will bring back his army, as the monster warlocks predicted, and take their revenge on all of the Far Lands.” Watcher is right to be suspicious. Krael, the self-proclaimed King of the Withers, and wearer of the Crown of Skulls, has a plan to bring back the vast army of withers that lie imprisoned in the ancient Cave of Slumber. With the help of a dozen ancient zombie warriors rescued by Krael, they seek to release the withers from their slumber and wreak havoc on the Far Lands. And the only thing in his path is a skinny little archer named Watcher.

Stowaway

Stowaway Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Pam Withers
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Owen’s plan to sail away on an adventure puts him on a collision course with some very dangerous people. When Owen’s parents leave him on his own for a week, the sixteen-year-old gets bored and hatches a crazy idea: sneak onto the yacht that’s visiting the sleepy Pacific Coast island where he lives and stow away on an adventure! Once on board the vessel, Owen quickly finds this is anything but innocent fun. The ship is packed with teenagers from Central America, and it looks like Owen has stumbled into a people-smuggling operation. Complications pile up and as things head from bad to worse, a haunting incident from Owen’s past tightens its grip on him. There’s only one way to break free and make his way home. Owen and the first mate, Arturo — a former street kid — must work together to commandeer the boat and win the trust of those on board. But who’s friend and who’s foe in the shifting tides?

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