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The Birth of Tragedy by Friedrich Nietzsche (GIANLUCA) 4.3 Stars (131 Reviews)    Price verified 25 minutes ago

A compelling argument for the necessity for art in life, Nietzsche's first book is fuelled by his enthusiasms for Greek tragedy, for the philosophy of Schopenhauer and for the music of Wagner, to whom this work was dedicated. Nietzsche outlined a distinction between its two central forces: the Apolline, representing beauty and order, and the Dionysiac, a primal or ecstatic reaction to the sublime. He believed the combination of these states produced the highest forms of music and tragic drama, which not only reveal the truth about ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x] / Length: 96 Pages (776 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Sep 26th, 2020

From Poverty to Prosperity, The Truth About the Wealth of God's Love: Living This Thing Called Life by Nikia Anderson 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 25 minutes ago

This book challenges the reader to escape the norms of a life filled with comfort. It encourages the inner learner deep inside all of us to experience growth through love and change in an ever-evolving world. It focuses on the promise of a life filled with peace and prosperity.

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x] / Length: 113 Pages (11,316 KB) / Lending: Enabled / Added: Sep 26th, 2020

A New Witness for God (Vol. 1-3): Study on Mormon Church and the Book of Mormon (Complete Edition) by B. H. Roberts (e-artnow) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 25 minutes ago

A New Witness for God is a three volume treatise by B. H. Roberts, one of the leaders in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, who wrote this work as a recapitulation of 75 years of the existence of "Mormonism" and "Mormon Church." The author's purpose was to prove that the world was in need of a new God's witness, and that Joseph Smith, a great modern prophet, was that witness. Dividing the work in thesis he firstly proves that the world was in necessity of a New Witness; then moves on to the state of the Christian church ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x] / Length: 1,222 Pages (3,154 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Sep 26th, 2020

The Book of Self Mastery Quotes: Timeless Words of Wisdom About Knowing, Changing, and Mastering Yourself by Designing the Mind 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 25 minutes ago

With so much chaos in our outer world, it can be all too easy for us to neglect our inner world. But it is this inner world which holds the keys to our peace and flourishing. The great philosophers, psychologists, and spiritual teachers have all argued that happiness is found, not in building the perfect life, but in fortifying and mastering the vehicle through which we traverse it. The Book of Self Mastery Quotes is a thoughtfully curated collection of passages from the wisest thinkers in history on the discipline of mastering ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x] / Length: 157 Pages (1,006 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Sep 26th, 2020

Visualization Demystified: The Untold Secrets to Re-Program Your Subconscious Mind and Manifest Your Dream Reality in 5 Simple Steps (Law of ... by Elena G. Rivers 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 25 minutes ago

A Powerful, 5-Day Program to Help You Manifest Your Dream Reality with Joy and Ease! This life-changing book is designed especially for ambitious souls, leaders, professionals, creatives, heart-centred entrepreneurs, empaths and healers who are ready to step into their full potential and attract unlimited abundance in all areas of their lives. Important- this book isn't for people looking for easy lottery wins and quick fixes without adding any real value to the world. So, if you think you can just sit on your couch and visualize ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x] / Length: 83 Pages (1,863 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Sep 26th, 2020

Researching Elites and Power: Theory, Methods, Analyses (Methodos Series Book 16) by Francois Denord (Springer) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 25 minutes ago

This open access book describes how elite studies theoretically and methodologically construct their object, i.e. how particular conceptualizations of elites are turned into research practice using different methods for collecting, dealing with and analyzing empirical data. The first of four sections focuses on what Mills named the power elite and includes Bourdieu's field of power. The second section addresses studies of the domain of economic power, whereas the third section centers on research on elite education. The fourth and ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x] / Length: 403 Pages (6,079 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Sep 25th, 2020

Teacher Quality, Instructional Quality and Student Outcomes: Relationships Across Countries, Cohorts and Time (IEA Research for Education Book 2) by Trude Nilsen (Springer) 3.3 Stars (4 Reviews)    Price verified 25 minutes ago

This volume offers insights from modeling relations between teacher quality, instructional quality and student outcomes in mathematics across countries. The relations explored take the educational context, such as school climate, into account. The International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement's Trends in Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) is the only international large-scale study possessing a design framework that enables investigation of relations between teachers, their teaching, and student outcomes ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x] / Length: 174 Pages (762 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Sep 25th, 2020

Kristeva and the Political (Thinking the Political) by Cecilia Sjoholm (Routledge) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 25 minutes ago

Julia Kristeva is one of the most influential French thinkers of the twentieth century and is best known for her work in linguistics. Even though her work has been very influential, the political implications of her writings have so far been neglected. Kristeva and the Political is the first book to explore the relation of Kristeva's work to the political and casts new light on her work, connecting her to recent developments in literary theory, political theory, and cultural studies. In particular it shows how Kristeva's account of ...

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Wilderness Survival Made Easier For Me: Being Elderly, No Real Experience, Disabled, And Overweight by D Harvey 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 25 minutes ago

Mr. D. Harvey has earned a reputation as a world Author. Being elderly, with no real experience, disabled, and overweight. Is history about to repeat itself, with natural or man-made disasters? In times of emergency or civil unrest, are you prepared for a worst Case Scenario? Carry the Essentials - bug out bag. Luke 21:34 And take heed to yourselves, lest at any time your hearts be overcharged with surfeiting, and drunkenness, and cares of this life, and so that day come upon you unawares . Luke 21:35 For as a snare shall it come on ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x] / Length: 205 Pages (45,660 KB) / Lending: Enabled / Added: Sep 25th, 2020

Terror at Sea: Lifting the lid on modern piracy by Douglas Stewart (Lume Books) 4.0 Stars (4 Reviews)    Price verified one day ago

Piracy. Although often associated with the antiquated figures of picture books and blockbuster films, modern-day pirates are a very real threat, terrorizing our seas and claiming lives. 'Even as you read these lines, somewhere on the high seas mariners are being attacked by armed pirates, their faces masked, their weapons deadly.' So begins Douglas Stewart's introduction to the unimaginably dangerous world of modern piracy. Attackers are armed with rocket-launchers and automatic machine guns, and their victims may be murdered, ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x] / Length: 335 Pages (5,634 KB) / Lending: Enabled / Added: Sep 24th, 2020

The Legends of the Jews (Vol. 1-4): Bible times and Characters from the Creation to Esther by Louis Ginzberg (e-artnow) 5.0 Stars (3 Reviews)    Price verified 25 minutes ago

The Legends of the Jews is a chronological compilation of aggadah from hundreds of biblical legends in Mishnah, Talmud and Midrash. The compilation is synthesized by Louis Ginzberg, a Rabbi and a Talmudist. The narrative is divided into four main volumes, Volume I covering the period from the Creation to Jacob; Volume II covering the period from Joseph to the Exodus; Volume III covering the period from the Exodus to the death of Moses; and Volume IV covering the period from Joshua to Esther.

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The Doctrine and Covenants of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints: Carefully Selected from the Revelations of God by Joseph Smith (e-artnow) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 25 minutes ago

The Doctrine and Covenants of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is a part of the open scriptural canon of several denominations of the Latter Day Saint movement. The book contains revelations on numerous topics, most of which were dictated by the movement's founder Joseph Smith. The Doctrine and Covenants was first published as a later version of the Book of Commandments. This earlier book contained 65 early revelations to church leaders, including Joseph Smith and Oliver Cowdery, and before it was released it was ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x] / Length: 434 Pages (2,773 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Sep 22nd, 2020

Food Anxiety in Globalising Vietnam by Judith Ehlert (Palgrave Macmillan) 5.0 Stars (2 Reviews)    Price verified 25 minutes ago

This open access book approaches the anxieties inherent in food consumption and production in Vietnam. The country's rapid and recent economic integration into global agro-food systems and consumer markets spurred a new quality of food safety concerns, health issues and distrust in food distribution networks that have become increasingly obscured. This edited volume further puts the eating body centre stage by following how gendered body norms, food taboos, power structures and social differentiation shape people's ambivalent ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x] / Length: 363 Pages (3,563 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Sep 22nd, 2020

ANCIENT MYTHOLOGY Boxed Set (Illustrated Edition): Egyptian, Assyrian, Babylonian, Greek and Roman Mythology: Myths & Legends of the Antiquity: by E. M. Berens (e-artnow) 5.0 Stars (2 Reviews)    Price verified 25 minutes ago

The Ancient Near East is considered the cradle of civilization. Mesopotamia is a historical region of Western Asia situated within the Tigris-Euphrates river system. Babylonia was an Amorite state in lower Mesopotamia where an empire was created out of the territories of the former kingdoms of Sumer and Akkad. Assyria was a region on the Upper Tigris whose kings controlled a large kingdom at three different times in history, covering most of the Middle East. Ancient Egypt was a civilization of ancient North Africa, concentrated along ...

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The Lectures on Faith: Teachings on the Doctrine and Theology of Mormons by Joseph Smith (e-artnow) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 25 minutes ago

The Lectures on Faith is a set of seven lectures on the doctrine and theology of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, first published as the doctrine portion of the 1835 edition of the canonical Doctrine and Covenants. The lectures were originally presented by Joseph Smith to a group of elders in a course known as the "School of the Prophets." Lecture 1: Faith gives rise to all human endeavors in both worldly and spiritual matters, and is a source of power, both in man and in God. Lecture 2: The human family's knowledge ...

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Locating Zika: Social Change and Governance in an Age of Mosquito Pandemics (Routledge Studies in Health and Medical Anthropology) by Kevin Bardosh (Routledge) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 2 hours ago

The emergence of Zika virus in 2015 challenged conventional ideas of mosquito-borne diseases, tested the resilience of health systems and embedded itself within local sociocultural worlds, with major implications for environmental, sexual, reproductive and paediatric health. This book explores this complex viral epidemic and situates it within its broader social, epidemiological and historical context in Latin America and the Caribbean. The chapters include a diverse set of case studies from scholars and health practitioners working ...

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Federalist vs. Anti-Federalist: ALL Essays and Articles in One Edition: Founding Fathers' Political and Philosophical Debate, Their Opinions and ... by Alexander Hamilton (Musaicum Books) Price verified 11 hours ago

This eBook edition of "Federalist vs. Anti-Federalist: ALL Essays and Articles in One Edition" has been formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. Some of the greatest thinkers of the Revolutionary era took part in this extraordinary constitution debate that shaped the America we know today. Read their opinions and arguments on various topics including nature and powers of the Union, need for stronger Union, the judiciary, election organization, defense, taxation and many other subjects in ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x] / Length: 551 Pages (1,352 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Sep 21st, 2020

The Hypocritical Hegemon: How the United States Shapes Global Rules against Tax Evasion and Avoidance (Cornell Studies in Money) by Lukas Hakelberg (Cornell University Press) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 25 minutes ago

In The Hypocritical Hegemon, Lukas Hakelberg takes a close look at how US domestic politics affects and determines the course of global tax policy. Through an examination of recent international efforts to crack down on offshore tax havens and the role the United States has played, Hakelberg uncovers how a seemingly innocuous technical addition to US law has had enormous impact around the world, particularly for individuals and corporations aiming to avoid and evade taxation. Through bullying and using its overwhelming political ...

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The Federalist Papers: Including Declaration of Independence & United States Constitution by Alexander Hamilton (Musaicum Books) 4.7 Stars (2,578 Reviews)    Price verified 56 minutes ago

This eBook edition of "The Federalist Papers" has been formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. The Federalist Papers, originally written and published during 1787 and 1788 in several New York State newspapers, intended to promote the ratification of the United States Constitution. They were widely read and respected for their masterly analysis and interpretation of the Constitution and constitutional principles upon which the government of the United States was established. This ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x] / Length: 232 Pages (2,076 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Sep 21st, 2020

Small Firms and Innovation Policy in Japan (Routledge Contemporary Japan Series) by Cornelia Storz (Routledge) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 25 minutes ago

This new book discusses the extent to which the Japanese economy encourages entrepreneurship and innovation. Although Japan has a strong reputation as an innovator, some people argue that this reputation is misplaced. Contrary to earlier expectations, the USA rather than Japan emerged as the leader in the biotech industries in the 1990s, and also many small firms in Japan supply only a few - or just one - other company, thereby limiting their view of the marketplace and the commercial opportunities within it. Despite the increase ...

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The Impeachment Process of Donald Trump: The Trump Ukraine Impeachment Inquiry Report, The Mueller Report, Documents Related to Impeachment by National Security Agency (e-artnow) Price verified 10 hours ago

A formal impeachment inquiry was launched on September 24, 2019, as a response to the Trump-Ukraine scandal and on December 18, 2019, the House of Representatives impeached Donald Trump along party lines. This book provides the complete overview of all the reports and documents related to the impeachment inquiry against Donald Trump, including declassified documents, transcripts and reports of various US security agencies and other actors involved in the investigation of the Russian Interference in the 2016 United States Elections, ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x] / Length: 1,219 Pages (11,956 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Sep 19th, 2020

COVID-19 and Global Food Security by Johan Swinnen 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 25 minutes ago

The coronavirus pandemic has sparked not only a health crisis but also an economic crisis, which together pose a serious threat to food security, particularly in poorer countries. COVID-19 & Global Food Security brings together a groundbreaking series of IFPRI blog posts looking at the impacts of COVID-19 and the policy responses. IFPRI researchers and guest bloggers provide key insights and analysis on how the global pandemic is affecting global poverty and food security and nutrition, food trade and supply chains, gender, ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x] / Length: 146 Pages (25,046 KB) / Lending: Enabled / Added: Sep 19th, 2020

A vindication of the rights of woman with strictures on political and moral subjects by Mary Wollstonecraft (GIANLUCA) 4.3 Stars (283 Reviews)    Price verified 25 minutes ago

Table of contents A Brief Sketch Of The Life Of Mary Wollstonecraft Letter To M. Talleyrand Perigord, Late Bishop Of Autun Introduction Chapter 1. The Rights And Involved Duties Of Mankind Considered Chapter 2. The Prevailing Opinion Of A Sexual Character Discussed Chapter 3. The Same Subject Continued Chapter 4. Observations On The State Of Degradation To Which Woman Is Reduced By Various Causes Chapter 5. Animadversions On Some Of The Writers Who Have Rendered Women Objects Of Pity, Bordering On Contempt Chapter 6. The Effect Which ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x] / Length: 138 Pages (1,079 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Sep 18th, 2020

The Ethics of Cybersecurity (The International Library of Ethics, Law and Technology Book 21) by Markus Christen (Springer) 4.6 Stars (14 Reviews)    Price verified 2 hours ago

This open access book provides the first comprehensive collection of papers that provide an integrative view on cybersecurity. It discusses theories, problems and solutions on the relevant ethical issues involved. This work is sorely needed in a world where cybersecurity has become indispensable to protect trust and confidence in the digital infrastructure whilst respecting fundamental values like equality, fairness, freedom, or privacy. The book has a strong practical focus as it includes case studies outlining ethical issues in ...

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Thinking About Criminology by Simon Holdaway (Routledge) 3.2 Stars (9 Reviews)    Price verified 25 minutes ago

First published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x] / Length: 222 Pages (719 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Sep 16th, 2020

Meet the Candidates 2020: Joe Biden: A Voter's Guide by Scott Dworkin (Skyhorse) 3.6 Stars (6 Reviews)    Price verified 25 minutes ago

Is Joe Biden the right Democrat to face Trump in 2020? Decide by reading this guide to his policies, accomplishments as vice president to Barack Obama, and complicated past as a Congressman. Even before he decided to run, Joe Biden was the most popular Democratic candidate for president in 2020. On the heels of serving as vice president, and close friend, to Barack Obama, Biden's resume and likability position the former Congressman from Delaware as the favorite for the nomination. He holds s strong lead in the polls. But Joe ...

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Differential Undercounts in the U.S. Census: Who is Missed? (SpringerBriefs in Population Studies) by William P. O’Hare (Springer) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 25 minutes ago

This open access book describes the differences in US census coverage, also referred to as "differential undercount", by showing which groups have the highest net undercounts and which groups have the greatest undercount differentials, and discusses why such undercounts occur. In addition to focusing on measuring census coverage for several demographic characteristics, including age, gender, race, Hispanic origin status, and tenure, it also considers several of the main hard-to-count populations, such as immigrants, the homeless, the ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x] / Length: 254 Pages (2,598 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Sep 15th, 2020

Environmental Arsenic in a Changing World: Proceedings of the 7th International Congress and Exhibition on Arsenic in the Environment (AS 2018), July ... by Yongguan Zhu (CRC Press) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 25 minutes ago

The Congress "Arsenic in the Environment" offers an international, multi- and interdisciplinary discussion platform for research and innovation aimed towards a holistic solution to the problem posed by the environmental toxin arsenic, with significant societal impact. The Congress has focused on cutting edge and breakthrough research in physical, chemical, toxicological, medical, agricultural and other specific issues on arsenic across a broader environmental realm. The Biennial Congress "Arsenic in the Environment" was first ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x] / Length: 714 Pages (98,268 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Sep 15th, 2020

Downfall: The Demise of a President and His Party by Andrew Hacker (Skyhorse) 3.2 Stars (18 Reviews)    Price verified 25 minutes ago

Take a tour through the elections since 2016 and the Republican Party's? strongest stances to understand the impending defeat of Donald Trump in the 2020 Presidential election. Downfall does not offer a prediction or wishful thinking -- it affirms a certainty. Veteran political scientist Andrew Hacker's vast array of evidence points to the conclusion that Donald Trump will not be reelected, regardless of which Democratic candidate opposes him. Based on a close analysis of midterm and special elections, Hacker has found that Trump's ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x] / Length: 222 Pages (1,650 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Sep 15th, 2020

Bug Out Vehicles and Shelters: Build and Outfit Your Life-Saving Escape by Scott B. Williams (Ulysses Press) 3.2 Stars (64 Reviews)    Price verified 25 minutes ago

A CATACLYSMIC DISASTER STRIKES YOUR AREA. How will you evacuate your family to safety? Do you have a vehicle you can count on? Can it double as a mobile retreat, or do you have a shelter prepared in advance? What's your plan for reaching the shelter? Bug Out Vehicles and Shelters gives you the vital answers and options for becoming a survivor instead of a refugee: VEHICLES • Prepping fast-escape vehicles • Using specially equipped vehicles for unique situations • Planning for backup vehicles if your main escape option fails • ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x] / Length: 266 Pages (1,706 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Sep 15th, 2020

Pandemic Ethics: 8 Big Questions of COVID-19 by Ben Bramble (Bartleby Books) 3.5 Stars (2 Reviews)    Price verified 25 minutes ago

PANDEMIC ETHICS is a clear and provocative introduction to the ethics of COVID-19 from a leading contemporary moral philosopher. It is suitable for university-level students, academics, and policymakers, as well as the general reader. It is also an original contribution to the emerging literature on this important topic. The author has made it available Open Access, so that it can be downloaded and read for free by all those who are interested in these issues. Key features include: * A neat organisation of the ethical issues raised ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x] / Length: 141 Pages (1,043 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Sep 14th, 2020

Society 5.0: A People-centric Super-smart Society by Hitachi-UTokyo Laboratory(H-UTokyo Lab.) (Springer) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 25 minutes ago

This open access book introduces readers to the vision on future cities and urban lives in connection with "Society 5.0", which was proposed in the 5th Basic Science and Technology Plan by Japan's national government for a technology-based, human-centered society, emerging from the fourth industrial revolution. The respective chapters summarize the findings and suggestions of joint research projects conducted by H-UTokyo Lab. Through the research collaboration and discussion, this book explores the future urban lives under the ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x] / Length: 197 Pages (17,520 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Sep 14th, 2020

Political Landscapes of Capital Cities by Jessica Joyce Christie (University Press of Colorado) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 25 minutes ago

Political Landscapes of Capital Cities investigates the processes of transformation of the natural landscape into the culturally constructed and ideologically defined political environments of capital cities. In this spatially inclusive, socially dynamic interpretation, an interdisciplinary group of authors including archaeologists, anthropologists, and art historians uses the methodology put forth in Adam T. Smith's The Political Landscape: Constellations of Authority in Early Complex Polities to expose the intimate associations ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x] / Length: 432 Pages (38,951 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Sep 13th, 2020

Three Nations, One Place (Native Americans: Interdisciplinary Perspectives) by Martha McCollough (Routledge) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 25 minutes ago

An intensive exploration of the changes experienced by the Comanches and Caddoans during Spain's occupation of the Southern Plains (1689-1921), McCollough focuses on the relationship between political and economic conditions and patterns of settlement, production and social reproduction. Challenging historical views that structure a dichotomy of the colonizers and the colonized, this study examines global, regional and local populations as it details the points of interface between Euro-American markets, Native American commodities ...

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The Soul Thief: An epic Viking historical adventure (The Life and Times of Corban Loosestrife Book 1) by Cecelia Holland (Canelo Adventure) 3.8 Stars (26 Reviews)    Price verified 25 minutes ago

A devastating Viking raid leads Corban on an epic quest - the first in an extraordinary adventure series. Corban and Mav are twins born to the lord of an Irish coastal farmstead. Mav has the Second Sight, and is her father's favourite; Corban, however, is a deep disappointment. Exiled for refusing his father's command to take up his sword in the name of the High King, he is long gone when the dreadful Viking dragon ships unleash fire and slaughter on his people. His home destroyed, Corban must embark on an epic quest to save his ...

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Charles Peirce's Theory of Scientific Method (American Philosophy Book 7) by Francis E. Reilly (Fordham University Press) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 25 minutes ago

This book is an attempt to understand a significant part of the complex thought of Charles Sanders Peirce, especially in those areas which interested him most: scientific method and related philosophical questions. It is organized primarily from Peirce's own writings, taking chronological settings into account where appropriate, and pointing out the close connections of several major themes in Peirce's work which show the rich diversity of his thought and its systematic unity. Following an introductory sketch of Peirce the thinking ...

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The Middle Kingdom Ramesseum Papyri Tomb and its Archaeological Context (Kitab – Egyptology in Focus Book 1) by Gianluca Miniaci (Nicanor Books) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 25 minutes ago

In 1895-96, William Matthew Flinders Petrie and James Edward Quibell discovered a shaft-tomb below the 'Ramesseum', the funerary temple of Ramses II at Thebes, Egypt. This is most famous for having the largest group of Middle Kingdom papyri - also known as the Ramesseum Papyri - found in a single spot together with a number of distinctive objects, such as carved ivory tusks and miniature figurines in various materials dated around XVIII century BC. Gianluca Miniaci attempts to thoroughly reconstruct the archaeological context of the ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x] / Length: 129 Pages (16,409 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Sep 11th, 2020

Adaptive Strategies for Water Heritage: Past, Present and Future by Carola Hein (Springer) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 25 minutes ago

This Open Access book, building on research initiated by scholars from the Leiden-Delft-Erasmus Centre for Global Heritage and Development (CHGD) and ICOMOS Netherlands, presents multidisciplinary research that connects water to heritage. Through twenty-one chapters it explores landscapes, cities, engineering structures and buildings from around the world. It describes how people have actively shaped the course, form and function of water for human settlement and the development of civilizations, establishing socio-economic ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x] / Length: 454 Pages (236,787 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Sep 11th, 2020

Fields of Gold: Financing the Global Land Rush (Cornell Series on Land: New Perspectives on Territory, Development, and Environment) by Madeleine Fairbairn (Cornell University Press) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 25 minutes ago

Fields of Gold critically examines the history, ideas, and political struggles surrounding the financialization of farmland. In particular, Madeleine Fairbairn focuses on developments in two of the most popular investment locations, the US and Brazil, looking at the implications of financiers' acquisition of land and control over resources for rural livelihoods and economic justice. At the heart of Fields of Gold is a tension between efforts to transform farmland into a new financial asset class, and land's physical and social ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x] / Length: 234 Pages (3,390 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Sep 11th, 2020

A City in Blue and Green: The Singapore Story by Peter G. Rowe (Springer) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 25 minutes ago

This open access book highlights Singapore's development into a city in which water and greenery, along with associated environmental, technical, social and political aspects have been harnessed and cultivated into a liveable sustainable way of life. It is also a story about a unique and thoroughgoing approach to large-scale and potentially transferable water sustainability, within largely urbanized circumstances, which can be achieved, along with complementary roles of environmental conservation, ecology, public open-space ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x] / Length: 162 Pages (40,269 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Sep 11th, 2020

Artistry in Bronze: The Greeks and Their Legacy XIXth International Congress on Ancient Bronzes by Jens M Daehner (J. Paul Getty Museum) 3.5 Stars (2 Reviews)    Price verified 25 minutes ago

The papers in this volume derive from the proceedings of the nineteenth International Bronze Congress, held at the Getty Center and Villa in October 2015 in connection with the exhibition Power and Pathos: Bronze Sculpture of the Hellenistic World. The study of large-scale ancient bronzes has long focused on aspects of technology and production. Analytical work of materials, processes, and techniques has significantly enriched our understanding of the medium. Most recently, the restoration history of bronzes has established itself as ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x] / Length: 422 Pages (58,005 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Sep 11th, 2020

Asian Anthropology (Anthropology of Asia) by Jan Van Bremen (Routledge) 5.0 Stars (4 Reviews)    Price verified 25 minutes ago

Asian Anthropology raises important questions regarding the nature of anthropology and particularly the production and consumption of anthropological knowledge in Asia. Instead of assuming a universal standard or trajectory for the development of anthropology in Asia, the contributors to this volume begin with the appropriate premise that anthropologies in different Asian countries have developed and continue to develop according to their own internal dynamics. With chapters written by an international group of experts in the field, ...

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Faith-Based Organizations in Development Discourses and Practice (Routledge Studies in Religion and Politics) by Jens Koehrsen (Routledge) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 25 minutes ago

Exploring faith-based organizations (FBOs) in current developmental discourses and practice, this book presents a selection of empirical in-depth case-studies of Christian FBOs and assesses the vital role credited to FBOs in current discourses on development. Examining the engagement of FBOs with contemporary politics of development, the contributions stress the agency of FBOs in diverse contexts of development policy, both local and global. It is emphasised that FBOs constitute boundary agents and developmental entrepreneurs: they ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x] / Length: 178 Pages (2,543 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Sep 6th, 2020

Self-Reported Population Health: An International Perspective based on EQ-5D by Agota Szende (Springer) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 25 minutes ago

The EQ-5D instrument, as a standardized, cross-culturally validated measure of self-assessed health has a hugely important role in understanding population health within and across countries. Over the past two decades a wealth of international population health survey data have been accumulated by the EuroQol Group from research conducted in many countries across four continents. One of the success factors of the EQ-5D instruments has been the easy availability of national or international sets of EQ-5D data, as well as clear ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x] / Length: 211 Pages (30,130 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Sep 5th, 2020

The Culture of Capital Punishment in Japan (Palgrave Advances in Criminology and Criminal Justice in Asia) by David T. Johnson (Palgrave Pivot) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 25 minutes ago

This open access book provides a comparative perspective on capital punishment in Japan and the United States. Alongside the US, Japan is one of only a few developed democracies in the world which retains capital punishment and continues to carry out executions on a regular basis. There are some similarities between the two systems of capital punishment but there are also many striking differences. These include differences in capital jurisprudence, execution method, the nature and extent of secrecy surrounding death penalty ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x] / Length: 157 Pages (981 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Sep 4th, 2020

The Climate Solutions Consensus: What We Know and What To Do About It by National Council for Science and the Environment (Island Press) 3.7 Stars (6 Reviews)    Price verified 25 minutes ago

In 2007, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change shared the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize (with former Vice President Al Gore) for its reporting on the human causes of climate change. In 2008, the National Council for Science and the Environment reported that the acceleration of climate change is already faster than the IPCC projected only a year earlier. How we deal with the rapid environmental changes, and the human forces that are driving these changes, will be among the defining issues of our generation. Climate Solutions ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x] / Length: 625 Pages (21,322 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Sep 4th, 2020

Dissecting the Criminal Corpse: Staging Post-Execution Punishment in Early Modern England (Palgrave Historical Studies in the Criminal Corpse and its ... by Elizabeth T. Hurren (Palgrave Macmillan) 3.4 Stars (4 Reviews)    Price verified 4 hours ago

Those convicted of homicide were hanged on the public gallows before being dissected under the Murder Act in Georgian England. Yet, from 1752, whether criminals actually died on the hanging tree or in the dissection room remained a medical mystery in early modern society. Dissecting the Criminal Corpse takes issue with the historical cliché of corpses dangling from the hangman's rope in crime studies. Some convicted murderers did survive execution in early modern England. Establishing medical death in the heart-lungs-brain was a ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x] / Length: 356 Pages (4,581 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Sep 4th, 2020

Grammaticalization and Language Change in Chinese: A formal view (Routledge Studies in Asian Linguistics) by Xiu-Zhi Zoe Wu (Routledge) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 25 minutes ago

This innovative study on the phenomenon of 'grammaticalization' and its manifestation in Chinese provides new insights into language change in Chinese and a large number of grammatical topics. Grammaticalization occurs in all of the world's languages. Xiu-Zhi Zoe Wu demonstrates general linguistic principles present and active in the phenomenon of grammaticalization whilst also describing the modelling of language in formal theoretical approaches to syntax; so this book fills two major gaps in the current study of linguistics. ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x] / Length: 325 Pages (2,351 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Sep 4th, 2020

Globalisation and Poverty: Channels and Policy Responses (Routledge Studies in Globalisation Book 11) by Maurizio Bussolo (Routledge) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 25 minutes ago

The consequences of globalization for the world's poor are uncertain and fierce rhetoric is dividing its supporters and detractors. The channels of effect of essentially macroeconomic shocks on the microeconomic position of individuals and households in poor countries are many and various. This book addresses three core issues: 1) what are the main channels of effect? 2) what are the lessons to be learned from policy measures to alleviate negative poverty consequences? and 3) do the proposed analytical approaches assist in providing ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x] / Length: 456 Pages (3,285 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Sep 4th, 2020

Model-Based Demography: Essays on Integrating Data, Technique and Theory (Demographic Research Monographs) by Thomas K. Burch (Springer) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 25 minutes ago

Late in a career of more than sixty years, Thomas Burch, an internationally known social demographer, undertook a wide-ranging methodological critique of demography. This open access volume contains a selection of resulting papers, some previously unpublished, some published but not readily accessible. Rejecting the idea that demography is simply a branch of applied statistics, his work views it as an autonomous and complete scientific discipline. When viewed from the perspective of modern philosophy of science, specifically the ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x] / Length: 218 Pages (983 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Sep 4th, 2020

Budgetary Policy Modelling: Public Expenditures (Routledge New International Studies in Economic Modelling) by Pantelis Capros (Routledge) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 2 hours ago

The focus of this volume is on the European context of public budget policy and a variety of different approaches are used - theoretical modelling, econometrics and applied general equilibrium modelling. Empirical evidence and case studies of European countries are contained in all the papers. The papers cover the four general themes of public budget policy: * economic stabilization, in view of the Economic and Monetary Union in the European Community * reinforcing structural change, involved in market liberalization and ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x] / Length: 288 Pages (29,991 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Sep 4th, 2020

Alternative Pathways to Complexity: A Collection of Essays on Architecture, Economics, Power, and Cross-Cultural Analysis by Lane F. Fargher (University Press of Colorado) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 25 minutes ago

Alternative Pathways to Complexity focuses on the themes of architecture, economics, and power in the evolution of complex societies. Case studies from Mesoamerica, Asia, Africa, and Europe examine the relationship between political structures and economic configurations of ancient chiefdoms and states through a framework of comparative archaeology. A group of highly distinguished scholars takes up important issues, theories, and methods stemming from the nascent body of research on comparative archaeology to showcase and apply ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x] / Length: 422 Pages (14,047 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Sep 4th, 2020

Africa and the North: Between Globalization and Marginalization (New International Relations) by Gorm Rye Olsen (Routledge) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 25 minutes ago

An important new discussion of Africa's place in the international system. This volume discusses Africa's place in the international system, examining the way in which the Westphalian system, in light of the impact of globalization and transnational networks, continues to play a major role in the structuring of Africa's international relations. The book provides a solid empirical analysis of key global players in Africa - France, the UK, the US, Japan, Germany, the EU and the UN - and of their policies towards the region. In the ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x] / Length: 144 Pages (859 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Sep 4th, 2020

Ginseng and Borderland: Territorial Boundaries and Political Relations Between Qing China and Choson Korea, 1636-1912 by Seonmin Kim (University of California Press) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 25 minutes ago

A free ebook version of this title will be available through Luminos, University of California Press's Open Access publishing program. Visit www.luminosoa.org to learn more. Ginseng and Borderland explores the territorial boundaries and political relations between Qing China and Choson Korea during the period from the early seventeenth to the late nineteenth centuries. By examining a unique body of materials written in Chinese, Manchu, and Korean, and building on recent studies in New Qing History, Seonmin Kim adds new perspectives ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x] / Length: 268 Pages (20,993 KB) / Lending: Enabled / Added: Sep 4th, 2020

The Truth About China in the 21st Century: The Dragon Awakens by Khafra K Om-Ra-Seti (KMT Publications) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 2 hours ago

Do You want to Understand Why China's Rise in the 21st Century is inevitable? In this ebook, the first in a Series, the Truth About China will unveil the significance of this historic Awakening. In this, the first book of a three book series, I will explore many of the critical factors that will help to make China one of the most prosperous countries in the 21st century. There are many reasons to believe that China will excel in the 21st century and most of those reasons are pretty much baked into the reality of a country that is ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x] / Length: 67 Pages (1,426 KB) / Lending: Enabled / Added: Sep 4th, 2020

Against Corruption: A book of essays by Christine Lagarde (The Stationery Office) 3.9 Stars (23 Reviews)    Price verified 25 minutes ago

Corruption is the cancer at the heart of many of the world's problems. It destroys jobs and holds back growth. It fuels instability and terrorism. It traps the poorest in poverty. It even corrodes trust in the sports we love. In this collection of essays leading politicians, activists, journalists and academics begin a global debate about how we can fight back.

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x] / Length: 258 Pages (683 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Sep 4th, 2020

ROADS : A Journey with Verses by Vandana Bhasin (Notion Press) 4.8 Stars (22 Reviews)    Price verified 56 minutes ago

"Roads" is a poetic rendezvous that takes the reader on a panoramic journey, making one pause, ponder and celebrate life. The book is a light, alluring read that instantly strikes a chord and elevates one's spirits. A trove of 60 poems, it is quilled with beads of nine virtues: Courage, Wisdom, Serenity, Love, Hope, Strength, Joy, Compassion and Gratitude. The verses encapsulate life's ebbs and flows while prompting the reader to enjoy its simple pleasures. "Roads" is a book that you would want to keep on your bedside, for a ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x] / Length: 160 Pages (3,218 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Sep 3rd, 2020

NGOs in India: The challenges of women's empowerment and accountability (Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series Book 35) by Patrick Kilby (Routledge) 3.4 Stars (7 Reviews)    Price verified 25 minutes ago

A PDF version of this book is available for free in open access via www.tandfebooks.com as well as the OAPEN Library platform, www.oapen.org. It has been made available under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives 3.0 license and is part of the OAPEN-UK research project. By examining how NGOs operate in Southern India in the early 2000's, this book discusses the challenges faced by small, local NGOs in the uncertain times of changing aid dynamics. The key findings focus on what empowerment means for Indian ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x] / Length: 161 Pages (1,381 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Sep 3rd, 2020

United Nations Peace Operations in a Changing Global Order by Cedric de Coning (Palgrave Macmillan) 5.0 Stars (2 Reviews)    Price verified 25 minutes ago

"I have seen the UN perform on a changing global stage in many UN missions. This book examines how the UN must continue to evolve amongst changing state actors, differing regional organisations and a constant global paradigm shift. It is essential material for enhancing one's understanding of the nature of international conflict and for the continued relevance of the UN as a key stakeholder and participant in world affairs." -- Maj. Gen. Kristin Lund, Head of Mission and Chief of Staff, UN peacekeeping mission in the Middle East ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x] / Length: 359 Pages (775 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Aug 26th, 2020

The Ethics of Medical Data Donation (Philosophical Studies Series Book 137) by Jenny Krutzinna (Springer) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 25 minutes ago

This open access book presents an ethical approach to utilizing personal medical data. It features essays that combine academic argument with practical application of ethical principles. The contributors are experts in ethics and law. They address the challenges in the re-use of medical data of the deceased on a voluntary basis. This pioneering study looks at the many factors involved when individuals and organizations wish to share information for research, policy-making, and humanitarian purposes. Today, it is easy to donate blood ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x] / Length: 208 Pages (1,212 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Aug 26th, 2020

Studies in Jaina History and Culture: Disputes and Dialogues (Routledge Advances in Jaina Studies) by Peter Flügel (Routledge) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 25 minutes ago

The last ten years have seen interest in Jainism increasing, with this previously little-known Indian religion assuming a significant place in religious studies. Studies in Jaina History and Culture breaks new ground by investigating the doctrinal differences and debates amongst the Jains rather than presenting Jainism as a seamless whole whose doctrinal core has remained virtually unchanged throughout its long history. The focus of the book is the discourse concerning orthodoxy and heresy in the Jaina tradition, the question of ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x] / Length: 496 Pages (5,540 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Aug 25th, 2020

The EU and China in African Authoritarian Regimes: Domestic Politics and Governance Reforms (Governance and Limited Statehood) by Christine Hackenesch (Palgrave Macmillan) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 25 minutes ago

This open access book analyses the domestic politics of African dominant party regimes, most notably African governments' survival strategies, to explain their variance of opinions and responses towards the reforming policies of the EU. The author discredits the widespread assumption that the growing presence of China in Africa has made the EU's task of supporting governance reforms difficult, positing that the EU's good governance strategies resonate better with the survival strategies of governments in some dominant party regimes ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x] / Length: 277 Pages (3,856 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Aug 25th, 2020

Framing in Sustainability Science: Theoretical and Practical Approaches (Science for Sustainable Societies) by Shogo Kudo (Springer) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 25 minutes ago

This open access book offers both conceptual and empirical descriptions of how to "frame" sustainability challenges. It defines "framing" in the context of sustainability science as the process of identifying subjects, setting boundaries, and defining problems. The chapters are grouped into two sections: a conceptual section and a case section. The conceptual section introduces readers to theories and concepts that can be used to achieve multiple understandings of sustainability; in turn, the case section highlights different ways of ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x] / Length: 204 Pages (29,161 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Aug 23rd, 2020

Uncertain Bioethics: Moral Risk and Human Dignity (Routledge Annals of Bioethics Book 19) by Stephen Napier (Routledge) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 25 minutes ago

Bioethics is a field of inquiry and as such is fundamentally an epistemic discipline. Knowing how we make moral judgments can bring into relief why certain arguments on various bioethical issues appear plausible to one side and obviously false to the other. Uncertain Bioethics makes a significant and distinctive contribution to the bioethics literature by culling the insights from contemporary moral psychology to highlight the epistemic pitfalls and distorting influences on our apprehension of value. Stephen Napier also incorporates ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x] / Length: 279 Pages (1,076 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Aug 22nd, 2020

God and Humans in Islamic Thought: Abd Al-Jabbar, Ibn Sina and Al-Ghazali (Culture and Civilization in the Middle East) by Maha Elkaisy-Friemuth (Routledge) 3.9 Stars (8 Reviews)    Price verified 4 hours ago

Winner of The Iranian World Prize for the Book of the Year 2007 in the Philosophy and Mysticism category. This new and original text provides a timely re-examination of Islamic thought, presenting a stark contrast to the more usual conservative view. The explanation of the relationship between God and humans, as portrayed in Islam, is often influenced by the images of God and of human beings which theologians, philosophers and mystics have in mind. The early period of Islam reveals a diversity of interpretations of this ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x] / Length: 225 Pages (2,041 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Aug 22nd, 2020

Social Media Use In Crisis and Risk Communication: Emergencies, Concerns and Awareness by Harald Hornmoen (Emerald Publishing Limited) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 2 hours ago

The ebook edition of this title is Open Access and is freely available to read online. Crises pose an immediate risk to life, health, and the environment and require urgent action. The public's use of social media has important implications for contingency policies and practices. Social media have the potential for risk reduction and preventive interaction with the public. This book is about how different communicators - whether crisis managers, first responders, journalists, or private citizens and disaster victims - have used ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x] / Length: 328 Pages (2,136 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Aug 21st, 2020

Data Politics: Worlds, Subjects, Rights (Routledge Studies in International Political Sociology) by Didier Bigo (Routledge) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 35 minutes ago

Data has become a social and political issue because of its capacity to reconfigure relationships between states, subjects, and citizens. This book explores how data has acquired such an important capacity and examines how critical interventions in its uses in both theory and practice are possible. Data and politics are now inseparable: data is not only shaping our social relations, preferences and life chances but our very democracies. Expert international contributors consider political questions about data and the ways it ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x] / Length: 297 Pages (2,064 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Aug 21st, 2020

The Medieval Saga by Carol J. Clover (Cornell University Press) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 25 minutes ago

Written in the thirteenth century, the Icelandic prose sagas, chronicling the lives of kings and commoners, give a dramatic account of the first century after the settlement of Iceland -- the period from about 930 to 1050. To some extent these elaborate tales are written versions of traditional sagas passed down by word of mouth. How did they become the long and polished literary works that are still read today? The evolution of the written sagas is commonly regarded as an anomalous phenomenon, distinct from contemporary ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x] / Length: 219 Pages (1,464 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Aug 21st, 2020

Conflict and Change in EU Budgetary Politics (Routledge Advances in European Politics) by Johannes Lindner (Routledge) 5.0 Stars (2 Reviews)    Price verified 25 minutes ago

Why did the European Union experience a stark variation in the levels of conflict between the late 1970s, when budgetary disputes dominated European politics, and the 1990s, when political actors were able to settle upon budgetary agreements without major conflicts? This book responds to this key question with a two-step argument: Its first part shows that decision-making rules can be regarded as a key determinant of the level of conflict in EU budgetary politics. It details far-reaching reform in 1988 reduced conflict, because it ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x] / Length: 284 Pages (2,553 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Aug 20th, 2020

The Work of Professional Football: A Labour of Love? by Martin Roderick (Routledge) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 25 minutes ago

A long-term study providing rare insights into the precarious career and ordinary working culture of professional footballers. Away from the celebrity-obsessed media gaze, the work of a professional footballer is rarely glamorous and for most players a career in football is insecure and short-lived. A former professional, Martin Roderick's familiarity with the world of football is the foundation for this privileged research into a world that is typically closed to the public gaze and ignored by media reportage and academic research ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x] / Length: 210 Pages (747 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Aug 20th, 2020

Making Medicines in Africa: The Political Economy of Industrializing for Local Health (International Political Economy Series) by Maureen Mackintosh (Palgrave Macmillan) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 11 hours ago

This book is open access under a CC-BY license. The importance of the pharmaceutical industry in Sub-Saharan Africa, its claim to policy priority, is rooted in the vast unmet health needs of the sub-continent. Making Medicines in Africa is a collective endeavour, by a group of contributors with a strong African and more broadly Southern presence, to find ways to link technological development, investment and industrial growth in pharmaceuticals to improve access to essential good quality medicines, as part of moving towards ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x] / Length: 357 Pages (4,063 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Aug 20th, 2020

Sufism in the West by Jamal Malik (Routledge) 3.4 Stars (8 Reviews)    Price verified 25 minutes ago

With the increasing Muslim diaspora in post-modern Western societies, Sufism - intellectually as well as sociologically - may eventually become Islam itself due to its versatile potential. Although Sufism has always provoked considerable interest in the West, no volume has so far been written which discusses this aspect of Islam in terms of how it is practised in Western societies. Bringing together leading international authorities to survey the history of Islamic mysticism in North America and Europe, this book elaborates the ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x] / Length: 225 Pages (1,313 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Aug 20th, 2020

Rural-Urban Interaction in the Developing World (Routledge Perspectives on Development Book 4) by Kenny Lynch (Routledge) 3.6 Stars (4 Reviews)    Price verified 5 hours ago

Sustaining the rural and urban populations of the developing world has been identified as a key global challenge for the twenty-first century. Rural-Urban Interaction in the Developing World is an introduction to the relationships between rural and urban places in the developing world and shows that not all their aspects are as obvious as migration from country to city. There is now a growing realization that rural-urban relations are far more complex. Using a wealth of student-friendly features including boxed case studies, ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x] / Length: 222 Pages (3,810 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Aug 18th, 2020

The British Atlantic Empire Before the American Revolution by Glyndwr Williams (Routledge) 5.0 Stars (3 Reviews)    Price verified 25 minutes ago

First Published in 1980. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x] / Length: 140 Pages (1,098 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Aug 15th, 2020

Black Lives and Spatial Matters: Policing Blackness and Practicing Freedom in Suburban St. Louis (Police/Worlds: Studies in Security, Crime, and ... by Jodi Rios (Cornell University Press) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 25 minutes ago

Black Lives and Spatial Matters is a call to reconsider the epistemic violence that is committed when scholars, policymakers, and the general public continue to frame Black precarity as just another racial, cultural, or ethnic conflict that can be solved solely through legal, political, or economic means. Jodi Rios argues that the historical and material production of blackness-as-risk is foundational to the historical and material construction of our society and certainly foundational to the construction and experience of ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x] / Length: 398 Pages (4,572 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Aug 15th, 2020

Reginald McKenna: Financier among Statesmen, 1863–1916 (British Politics and Society) by Martin Farr (Routledge) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 25 minutes ago

Reginald McKenna has never been the subject of scholarly attention. This was partly due to his own preference for appearing at the periphery of events even when ostensibly at the centre, and the absence of a significant collection of private papers. This new book redresses the neglect of this major statesmen and financier partly through the natural advance of historical research, and partly by the discoveries of missing archival material. McKenna's role is now illuminated by his own reflections, and by the correspondence of friends ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x] / Length: 396 Pages (2,044 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Aug 14th, 2020

Toward a Theory of Peace: The Role of Moral Beliefs by Randall Caroline Watson Forsberg (Cornell Global Perspectives) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 25 minutes ago

Military analyst, peace activist, teacher, and social theorist Randall Caroline Watson Forsberg (1943-2007) founded the Nuclear Freeze campaign and the Institute for Defense and Disarmament Studies. In Toward a Theory of Peace, completed in 1997 and published for the first time here, she delves into a vast literature in psychology, anthropology, archeology, sociology, and history to examine the ways in which changing moral beliefs came to stigmatize forms of "socially sanctioned violence" such as human sacrifice, cannibalism, and ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x] / Length: 348 Pages (5,417 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Aug 14th, 2020

Racism in America: A Reader by Harvard University Press 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 25 minutes ago

Racism in America has been the subject of serious scholarship for decades. At Harvard University Press, we've had the honor of publishing some of the most influential books on the subject. The excerpts in this volume -- culled from works of history, law, sociology, medicine, economics, critical theory, philosophy, art, and literature -- are an invitation to understand anti-Black racism through the eyes of our most incisive commentators. Readers will find such classic selections as Toni Morrison's description of the Africanist ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x] / Length: 335 Pages (17,595 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Aug 13th, 2020

The Ethics of Criticism by Tobin Siebers (Cornell University Press) 4.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 11 hours ago

Tobin Siebers asserts that literary criticism is essentially a form of ethics. The Ethics of Criticism investigates the moral character of contemporary literary theory, assessing a wide range of theoretical approaches in terms of both the ethical presuppositions underlying the critical claims and the attitudes fostered by the approaches. Building on analyses of the moral legacies of Plato, Kant, Nietzsche, and Freud, Siebers identifies the various fronts on which the concerns of critical theory impinge on those of ethics.

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x] / Length: 270 Pages (647 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Aug 11th, 2020

Postcolonialism Cross-Examined: Multidirectional Perspectives on Imperial and Colonial Pasts and the Neocolonial Present (Routledge Philosophers in ... by Monika Albrecht (Routledge) 4.0 Stars (2 Reviews)    Price verified 6 hours ago

Taking a strikingly interdisciplinary and global approach, Postcolonialism Cross-Examined reflects on the current status of postcolonial studies and attempts to break through traditional boundaries, creating a truly comparative and genuinely global phenomenon. Drawing together the field of mainstream postcolonial studies with post-Soviet postcolonial studies and studies of the late Ottoman Empire, the contributors in this volume question many of the concepts and assumptions we have become accustomed to in postcolonial studies, ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x] / Length: 308 Pages (1,726 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Aug 11th, 2020