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Dark Psychology Secrets: The Beginner’s Guide to Learn Covert Emotional Manipulation, NLP, Mind Control Techniques & Brainwashing. Discover the Art ... by William Cooper 5.0 Stars (2 Reviews)    Price verified 22 minutes ago

If do you want to learn easy how to use Dark Psychology to get what you really want from people without them even knowing it, or if you want to learn to defend yourself against mental manipulation, then keep reading... By reading this book, you will learn the secrets the people you look up to use to make themselves magnetic and irresistible through the use of powerful persuasion, deception and dark psychology. Discover the techniques that make them master manipulators! Dark Psychology is the study of the human condition and its connection to the psychological nature of people who target other people and prey on them for control. Dark Psychology reveals persuasion, manipulation and coercion methods through which the predatory behavioral impulses of certain subjects affect and influence other people's choices. Through this beginner's guide, the author WILLIAM COOPER will provide you with all the knowledge and strategies you need to learn mental manipulation, emotional manipulation and the process of mind control, teaching you how to discover deception and protect yourself from brainwashing. Here is just a small selection of what you will find in this book: • Powerful Techniques and Methods of Emotional Manipulation; • Why dark psychology is innately part of who we are as humans as well as how to exploit that to your advantage; • How to recognize a manipulator; • How NLP is used to manipulate or control the way people think and behave; • The power of Persuasion and its 6 main principles; • Dark psychology in romantic relationships; • How to use mind control to get someone to do whatever you want; • How to detect Deception; • Step by Step Process of Brainwashing; • Toxic Relationships and Friendships, as well as how to avoid them; • ... and much, much more! Reading this book you'll learn the most powerful principles in the world of Dark Psychology. Not sure if you'll be able to use them in practice? Don't worry! ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 182 Pages (2,027 KB)
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Added: Oct 25th, 2020

Think On These Things (ThOTT Book 1) by Stanley George 5.0 Stars (2 Reviews)    Price verified 22 minutes ago

Philippians 4:8 urges the reader to "Think On" a bunch of stuff - and Paul actually goes ahead and makes it easier by stating the nature of the meditations - "whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things." This book is a collection of such thoughts - meditations of my heart. A collection of meditations and thought processes put together to help the reader in knowing and understanding more about God, about relationships, about finances, about cultures and religions, about politics - actually, just about anything that interests the seeker. My own conversations with God which I have put together for you to use, and I believe "is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness; that you may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works."

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 72 Pages (836 KB)
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Added: Oct 25th, 2020

GIS in Sustainable Urban Planning and Management: A Global Perspective by Martin van Maarseveen (CRC Press) 5.0 Stars (6 Reviews)    Price verified 22 minutes ago

The Open Access version of this book, available at http://www.tandfebooks.com/doi/view/10.1201/9781315146638, has been made available under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives 3.0 license. GIS is used today to better understand and solve urban problems. GIS in Sustainable Urban Planning and Management: A Global Perspective, explores and illustrates the capacity that geo-information and GIS have to inform practitioners and other participants in the processes of the planning and management of urban regions. The first part of the book addresses the concept of sustainable urban development, its different frameworks, the many ways of measuring sustainability, and its value in the urban policy arena. The second part discusses how urban planning can shape our cities, examines various spatial configurations of cities, the spread of activities, and the demands placed on different functions to achieve strategic objective. It further focuses on the recognition that urban dwellers are increasingly under threat from natural hazards and climate change. Written by authors with expertise on the applications of geo-information in urban management, this book showcases the importance of GIS in better understanding current urban challenges and provides new insights on how to apply GIS in urban planning. It illustrates through real world cases the use of GIS in analyzing and evaluating the position of disadvantaged groups and areas in cities and provides clear examples of applied GIS in urban sustainability and urban resilience. The idea of sustainable development is still very much central in the new development agenda of the United Nations, and in that sense, it is of particular importance for students from both the Global South and Global North. Professionals, researchers, and students alike will find this book to be an invaluable resource for understanding and solving problems relating to sustainable urban planning and management.

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 350 Pages (20,774 KB)
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Added: Oct 25th, 2020

Connecting the Dots : A step-by-step guide to drawing kolams by Roopa Raman 5.0 Stars (2 Reviews)    Price verified 22 minutes ago

K?lam drawing is an integral part of South Indian tradition. Drawn freehand at the entrance to a home, kolam patterns represent the interconnected existence of the universe and its life forms, exemplifying geometrical symmetry, beauty and precision. The cultural and ritual significance of kolam is depicted in ancient Vedic literature as the interaction between space, time and energy denoting the symbolic mapping of the cosmos. By connecting the dots, the artist creates a complex network of intertwined designs that represents the rhythm of life, movement, health and happiness. The designs are hand-drawn by women to honor, welcome and invite guests to their home and express gratitude to the divine. In this book, the author's mother illustrates the step-by-step process of connecting the dots to create simple to intricate kolams. It can be used by any art enthusiast to explore techniques for recreational drawing, team building activities, art projects, meditation and focus, or to simply study and practice South India's rich culture and tradition.

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The Incomplete Proposal: A Professional Love Story (Part Book 1) by Being Jana 5.0 Stars (4 Reviews)    Price verified 22 minutes ago

I am so glad to present you this story in words. I have tried to present an usual love story with additional imagination. It's the part one section of this one side love story, that's why I have mentioned it as Incomplete. Then It has a short message about proposal.

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 29 Pages (1,177 KB)
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Added: Oct 25th, 2020

Going to Pentecost: An Experimental Approach to Studies in Pentecostalism (Ethnography, Theory, Experiment Book 7) by Michelle MacCarthy (Berghahn Books) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 22 minutes ago

Co-authored by three anthropologists with long-term expertise studying Pentecostalism in Vanuatu, Angola, and Papua New Guinea/the Trobriand Islands respectively, Going to Pentecost offers a comparative study of Pentecostalism in Africa and Melanesia, focusing on key issues as economy, urban sociality, and healing. More than an ordinary comparative book, it recognizes the changing nature of religion in the contemporary world - in particular the emergence of "non-territorial" religion (which is no longer specific to places or cultures) - and represents an experimental approach to the study of global religious movements in general and Pentecostalism in particular.

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 238 Pages (11,105 KB)
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Added: Oct 25th, 2020

Utilitarianism by John Stuart Mill (E-BOOKARAMA) 4.5 Stars (147 Reviews)    Price verified 22 minutes ago

John Stuart Mill's "Utilitarianism" is a philosophical defense of utilitarianism in ethics. The essay first appeared in 1861. "Utilitarianism" is an essay written to provide support for the value of utilitarianism as a moral theory, and to respond to misconceptions about it. Mill defines utilitarianism as a theory based on the principle that "actions are right in proportion as they tend to promote happiness, wrong as they tend to produce the reverse of happiness." Mill defines happiness as pleasure and the absence of pain. He argues that pleasure can differ in quality and quantity, and that pleasures that are rooted in one's higher faculties should be weighted more heavily than baser pleasures. Furthermore, Mill argues that people's achievement of goals and ends, such as virtuous living, should be counted as part of their happiness.

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 85 Pages (972 KB)
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Added: Oct 25th, 2020

THE KINGDOM OF GOD IS WITHIN YOU: What It Means To Be A True Christian At Heart – Crucial Book for Understanding Tolstoyan, Nonviolent Resistance ... by Leo Tolstoy (e-artnow) 4.2 Stars (202 Reviews)    Price verified 13 hours ago

This carefully crafted ebook: "THE KINGDOM OF GOD IS WITHIN YOU (One of the Most Influential Books on Nonviolent Resistance, Christianity & Inner Fate)" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. In the 1870s Tolstoy experienced a profound moral crisis, followed by what he regarded as an equally profound spiritual awakening, as outlined in his non-fiction work A Confession. His literal interpretation of the ethical teachings of Jesus, centering on the Sermon on the Mount, caused him to become a fervent Christian anarchist and pacifist. Tolstoy's ideas on nonviolent resistance, expressed in such works as The Kingdom of God Is Within You, were to have a profound impact on such pivotal 20th-century figures as Mohandas Gandhi, Martin Luther King, Jr., and James Bevel. In this treatise Tolstoy explains that he feels that the Church's doctrines are mistaken because they have made a "perversion" of Christ's true teaching. He then goes on to explain what those teachings are and how one can become a true Christian in this war prone world. The title of the book is taken from Luke 17:21. In the book Tolstoy speaks of the principle of nonviolent resistance when confronted by violence, as taught by Jesus Christ. When Christ says to turn the other cheek, Tolstoy asserts that Christ means to abolish violence, even the defensive kind, and to give up revenge. Tolstoy rejects the interpretation of Roman and medieval scholars who attempted to limit its scope. "How can you kill people, when it is written in God's commandment: 'Thou shalt not murder'?" Tolstoy took the viewpoint that all governments who waged war are an affront to Christian principles. Content: Introduction: Leo Tolstoy: A Short Biography "Tolstoy the Artist" and "Tolstoy the Preacher" by Ivan Panin The Kingdom of God is Within You Autobiographical: Reminiscences of Tolstoy, by His Son by Graf Ilia LvovichTolstoi My Visit to Tolstoy by Joseph Krauskopf

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 500 Pages (1,820 KB)
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Added: Oct 24th, 2020

Anton Tchekhov, and Other Essays by Lev Shestov Price verified one hour ago

"Anton Tchekhov, and Other Essays" by Lev Shestov (translated by John Middleton Murry, S. S. Koteliansky). Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten?or yet undiscovered gems?of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
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Aristocracy & Evolution: A Study of the Rights, the Origin, and the Social Functions of the Wealthier Classes by W. H. Mallock (Good Press) Price verified 12 hours ago

"Aristocracy & Evolution" by W. H. Mallock. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten?or yet undiscovered gems?of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 311 Pages (2,033 KB)
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Added: Oct 24th, 2020

Egotism in German Philosophy by George Santayana (Good Press) 3.9 Stars (4 Reviews)    Price verified 22 minutes ago

"Egotism in German Philosophy" by George Santayana. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten?or yet undiscovered gems?of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 113 Pages (1,868 KB)
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Russian Cyber Activity – The Grizzly Steppe Report: Strategy and Hacking Techniques Used to Interfere the U.S. Elections and to exploit Government ... by U.S. Department of Homeland Security (e-artnow) 4.2 Stars (4 Reviews)    Price verified 2 hours ago

This analysis report provides information and gives insight into the activities of the Russian civilian and military intelligence Services (RIS) conducted during the 2016 U.S. presidential election campaign. The Grizzly Steppe Report provides details regarding the tools and hacking techniques used by the Russian hackers in order to interfere the 2016 U.S. elections. This activity by RIS is just part of an ongoing campaign of cyber-enabled operations directed at the U.S. government and its citizens. These cyber operations have included spearphishing campaigns targeting government organizations, critical infrastructure entities, think tanks, universities, political organizations, and corporations leading to the theft of information. In foreign countries, RIS actors conducted damaging and/or disruptive cyber-attacks, including attacks on critical infrastructure networks. In some cases, RIS actors masqueraded as third parties, hiding behind false online personas designed to cause the victim to misattribute the source of the attack. This report provides technical indicators related to many of these operations, recommended mitigations, suggested actions to take in response to the indicators provided, and information on how to report such incidents to the U.S. Government.

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 53 Pages (2,798 KB)
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Added: Oct 23rd, 2020

Qanon And The Dark Agenda: The Illuminati Protocols Exposed by Michael Knight 4.3 Stars (31 Reviews)    Price verified 3 hours ago

The revelations in this book will first shock you to the core. Then fill you with relief. The problem is that there is a secret war going on and there is only a limited time to find a solution. What you will learn is that the Illuminati, the overlords of the Deep State, see you, and all of us as nothing more than beasts of burden. You will read in their own words how they have used their Dark Agenda to Destroy the family, corrupt our children, and undermine the judeo-Christian principles on which America was founded. The turmoil, riots, burning and looting that surround us are not spontaneous events. They are bought and paid for by the overlords. The question is, "How do you explain to someone that their entire belief system has been based on a fabricated reality of lies and deceit?" (- Eyes On Q). One of those lies, as you may have seen in the Deep State media, is that the Qanon movement is a "conspiracy theory." Far from it. The true conspiracyis spelled out in the Illuminati Protocols which you will see exposed in detail. Here are just a few of their agenda items. ? Infiltrate politics, the legal system and education. ? Abolish morality ? Break up the family. ? Hide intent behind the illusion of Democracy. ? Organize and infiltrate student protests. ? Separate children from parents. ? Wipe out parental authority. ? Produce a Soviet-like society (socialism). ? Eliminate Judeo-Christian instruction. You will see the full 38 bullet points that reveal the covert implementation of their Dark Agenda, from the highest levels of politics, right down to the family unit. It is an agenda that President Trump, the invisible and unknown "Q" and the now-global Qanon movement are aware of - and fighting to destroy before the Deep State destroys America from within. Drawing on 60 years' experience as an honest award-winning journalist, the author also teaches you how to do your own personal research. In doing so, you will learn the facts about the Qanon ...

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James Madison: The Father of Religious Liberty by Rodney K. Smith (Cedar Fort, Inc.) 4.4 Stars (26 Reviews)    Price verified 7 hours ago

More than two hundred years later, James Madison's message still rings true: there is no liberty without faith. James Madison was a man of quiet faith who was also intellectually inspired in miraculous ways. Often called the Father of the Constitution, Madison believed rights of conscience were gifts of God, and he was thoroughly committed to establishing a nation conceived in liberty. Throughout his life, thousands of seemingly insignificant events and decisions eventually culminated in the formation of one of the most defining traits of this country: the right to religious freedom. From constitutional scholar Rodney K. Smith, discover how this right became sacred to Madison and how, with a relentlessness borne of faith in God and country, he carefully wove this truth into the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. Through Madison's inspiring story, come to see for yourself proof of God's hand in the foundation of our nation and the miracles that are still evident in our lives today.

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 389 Pages (2,973 KB)
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Added: Oct 23rd, 2020

Path Towards Equality: Anti-Discrimination Acts & Most Important Supreme Court Decisions Against Racism: Civil Rights Legislation and Racial ... by U.S. Government (Madison & Adams Press) 3.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 11 hours ago

This is a unique legal collection comprised of the most important U.S. Civil Rights Acts and Supreme Court decisions considering racial discrimination. Ideals, hopes and dreams of Nat Turner, Dred Scott, Martin Luther King and many other activists who fought for equality, are built in the legislative work presented in this edition. Whether you are a law student or a person interested in civil rights and concerned about equality, "Path Towards Equality" will provide you with insight into one of the most controversial issues of the American society. Table of Contents: Emancipation Proclamation & Gettysburg Address (1863) Thirteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution (1865) Civil Rights Act of 1866 Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution (1868) Reconstruction Acts (1867-1868) Fifteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution (1870) Enforcement Act of 1870 The First Enforcement Act of 1871 (to enforce the rights of citizens of the United States to vote in the several States of this Union) The Second Enforcement Act of 1871 (Ku Klux Klan Act) Civil Rights Act of 1875 Executive Order 9981 (1948) Voting Rights Law of 1965 Executive Order 11246 (1965) Fair Housing Act (1968) United States Code Title 18 Chapter 13 (1968, 1976, 1988, 1994, 2009) The Community Reinvestment Act (1977) Matthew Shepard and James Byrd, Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act (2007) Case Law: Strauder v. West Virginia (1880) Buchanan v. Warley (1917) Shelley v. Kraemer (1948) Sweatt v. Painter (1950) Brown v. Board of Education (1954) Boynton v. Virginia (1960) Heart of Atlanta Motel Inc. v. United States (1964) Loving v. Virginia (1967) Jones v. Alfred H. Mayer Co. (1968) Regents of the University of California v. Bakke (1978) Batson v. Kentucky (1986)

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 638 Pages (5,864 KB)
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Added: Oct 23rd, 2020

Eight Years vs. Three Weeks – Executive Orders Signed by Barack Obama and Donald Trump: A Review of the Current Presidential Actions as Opposed to ... by U.S. Government (Madison & Adams Press) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 22 minutes ago

During his years in office, from 2009 to 2017, Barack Obama signed more landmark legislation than any Democratic president since Lyndon Baines Johnson. His main reforms include the "Obamacare", changes of the financial regulation as a response to the Great Recession; as well as reforms for greater inclusiveness for LGBT Americans. He also advocated gun control and issued wide-ranging executive actions concerning climate change and immigration. The presidency of Donald Trump began on January 20, 2017. During the first three weeks in the office, Trump has issued several consequential presidential orders, such as Executive Order 13769, which suspended the admission of refugees into the United States, Expediting Environmental Reviews, Affordable Care Act Pending Repeal, International Trafficking and many more... According to some, these orders were aimed to repeal the work of Barack Obama, according to others they represent a determined action, long awaited changes and positive progress. In this collection you can see in the clearest way the true political program and the goal of both presidents through their legislation actions and speeches.

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 201 Pages (3,704 KB)
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We Are All Terrorists: Some of us are just more terrorizing than others by Nate Zop 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 22 minutes ago

Should the mass shootings be considered as terrorism? Is ignorance and religion sources of terrorism? What is a difference between a gun owner and a terrorist? Is abortion equal to terrorism? What happens to young people with limited options? Their communities are mired in poverty. They have no education that will help them improve their circumstances. Rage grows in their hearts, seeking a means of expression that will turn the tables and give meaning to their suffering. We Are All Terrorists also shows how postcolonial environments breed terrorism because of the desperation of youth who grow up in systems of oppression. Without the opportunities that many in the West take for granted, such young people come to see terrorism as an appropriate outlet for the hate and anger they feel as a result of their disenfranchisement. Terrorism is not committed only by those who identify as Muslims. Defined as violence intended to frighten others in service of a political goal, terrorism may be spotted in the racist, in the physically abusive family man, and in the gun owner who doesn't care what psychological effect his firearm has on others. Ultimately, We Are All Terrorists calls for higher standards -- and greater awareness -- for everyone, regardless of religious affiliation or appearance of innocence.

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 81 Pages (359 KB)
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Added: Oct 23rd, 2020

History of Women's Marches – The Political Battle of Suffragettes (Complete 6 Volume Edition): Including Documents, Images, Letters, Newspaper ... by Susan B. Anthony 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 54 minutes ago

Experience the American feminism in its core. Learn about the decades long fight, about the endurance and the strength needed to continue the battle against persistent indifference and injustice. Go back in time and get to know the founders and the followers, the characters of all the strong women involved in the movement. Find out what was the spark which started it all and kept the flame going. Learn about the organization, witness the backdoor conversations and discussions, read their personal correspondence, speeches and planned tactics. Learn about the relationship between great activists and what caused the fraction. See the movement in its full light and learn what it took to obtain most basic civil rights. Know your history and learn how to continue the fight. Elizabeth Cady Stanton (1815-1902) was an American suffragist, social activist, abolitionist, and leading figure of the early women's rights movement. Susan B. Anthony (1820-1906) was an American suffragist, social reformer and women's rights activist. Harriot Stanton Blatch (1856-1940) was a suffragist and daughter of Elizabeth Stanton. Matilda Gage (1826-1898) was a suffragist, a Native American rights activist and an abolitionist. Ida H. Harper (1851-1931) was a prominent figure in the United States women's suffrage movement. She was an American author, journalist and biographer of Susan B. Anthony.

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Forming Nation, Framing Welfare (Social Policy: Welfare, Power and Diversity) by Gail Lewis (Routledge) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 22 minutes ago

This book introduces a historical perspective on the emergence and development of social welfare. Starting from the familiar ground of 'the family', it traces some of the crucial historical roots and desires that fed the development of social policy in the 19th and 20th centuries around education, the family, unemployment and nationhood. By aiming to discover the link between past and present, it shows that social problems are socially constructed in specific contexts and that there are diverse and competing ways of telling history.

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 489 Pages (5,732 KB)
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Added: Oct 23rd, 2020

THE SOULS OF BLACK FOLK by W.E.B. Du Bois (e-artnow) 4.7 Stars (3,266 Reviews)    Price verified one minute ago

This carefully crafted ebook: "THE SOULS OF BLACK FOLK" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. "The Souls of Black Folk" is a cornerstone of African-American literary history. Published in 1903, this seminal book of essays incited many white supremacists who discredited it as "dangerous" and "imaginative." Drawing upon his own personal experiences of racism, Du Bois argued that African Americans are forced to wear a "veil" of color line, that is, they are forced to live their race every single day of their lives. This is why a strong political Black leadership must emerge from within the community and continue the fight for their rights. A century later, African Americans are still fighting these personal and political battles against racism and Du Bois' words have never run as true as they are now. W. E. B. Du Bois (1868-1963) was an American sociologist, historian, civil rights activist, Pan-Africanist, author, and editor. He was the first African American to earn a doctorate and to become a professor of history, sociology and economics at Atlanta University. Du Bois was one of the co-founders of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) and a prominent the leader of the Niagara Movement, a group of African-American activists who wanted equal rights for blacks.

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 244 Pages (3,035 KB)
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Added: Oct 23rd, 2020

THE HISTORY OF THE DEVIL – Exploration of the Devil's Role in the History of Civilization: The Political and the Religious Aspects: Complemented ... by Daniel Defoe (e-artnow) 4.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 6 hours ago

This carefully crafted ebook: "THE HISTORY OF THE DEVIL - Exploration of the Devil's Role in the History of Civilization: The Political and the Religious Aspects" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. The Political History of the Devil is a philosophical work in which Defoe explores the role of the Devil in the history of civilization. It may be said that his view on this topic is that of an 18th-century Presbyterian - he blames the Devil for the Crusades and sees him as close to Europe's Catholic powers. General scholarly opinion is that Defoe really did think of the Devil as a participant in world history. He spends some time discussing Milton's Paradise Lost and explaining why he considers it inaccurate. Daniel Defoe (1660-1731) was an English trader, writer, journalist, pamphleteer, and spy, most famous for his novel Robinson Crusoe. Defoe is noted for being one of the earliest proponents of the novel, as he helped to popularize the form in Britain with others such as Samuel Richardson, and is among the founders of the English novel. He was a prolific and versatile writer, producing more than five hundred books, pamphlets, and journals on various topics, including politics, crime, religion, marriage, psychology, and the supernatural.

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 462 Pages (1,794 KB)
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The Mind Reader: After Dinner Conversation Short Story Series by John Doble Price verified 15 hours ago

Synopsis - An outspoken bar patron runs an experiment to see if the world can be divided into the "weak" and the "strong" in attempt to prove he's not an authoritarian fascist. After Dinner Conversation believes humanity is improved by ethics and morals grounded in philosophical truth. Philosophical truth is discovered through intentional reflection and respectful debate. In order to facilitate that process, After Dinner Conversation has created a growing series of short stories, audio and video podcast discussions, across genres, as accessible examples of abstract ethical and philosophical ideas intended to draw out deeper discussions with friends and family. Podcast discussions of this short story, and others, is available on iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher, and Youtube.

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 29 Pages (1,793 KB)
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Added: Oct 22nd, 2020

Divine Action, Determinism, and the Laws of Nature by Jeffrey Koperski (Routledge) 4.5 Stars (25 Reviews)    Price verified 54 minutes ago

A longstanding question at the intersection of science, philosophy, and theology is how God might act, or not, when governing the universe. Many believe that determinism would prevent God from acting at all, since to do so would require violating the laws of nature. However, when a robust view of these laws is coupled with the kind of determinism now used in dynamics, a new model of divine action emerges. This book presents a new approach to divine action beyond the current focus on quantum mechanics and esoteric gaps in the causal order. It bases this approach on two general points. First, that there are laws of nature is not merely a metaphor. Second, laws and physical determinism are now understood in mathematically precise ways that have important implications for metaphysics. The explication of these two claims shows not only that nonviolationist divine action is possible, but there is considerably more freedom available for God to act than current models allow. By bringing a philosophical perspective to an issue often dominated by theologians and scientists, this text redresses an imbalance in the discussion around divine action. It will, therefore, be of keen interest to scholars of Philosophy and Religion, the Philosophy of Science, and Theology.

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 168 Pages (2,357 KB)
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Added: Oct 22nd, 2020

Western Spiritualist Philosophical System: The spiritist metaphysics for a pure spiritual reason, good will and perpetual peace by Daniel Aço 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 22 minutes ago

Versions in English, Spanish and Portuguese. Paragraphs of the book : "Even so, an incredible confirmation appeared in my mind: is more feasible to prove soul immortality, by the approach of electromagnetic waves and by the use of special cameras and devices in vacant houses, for example, than obtain irrefutable certainties by the study of the philosophical ontology. In the ontology field, EVERYTHING, NOTHING and A FEW THINGS are possible. The philosopher Sartre, for example, emphasized nothing. Martin Heidegger, in turn, emphasized what he called Dasein (being there). In the end, truth be told, at light of the spirituality, Mr. Sartre was only nothing and Mr. Heidegger was only anyone, just being there, both lost in redundant, circular and practically empty philosophies. In the same way, since philosophers always denounce their personality by their philosophies, Nietzsche put himself above good and evil, and Hegel supposed to have a very personal access to Absolute (because he was schizophrenic, a reason why he deserves even more compassion by us)."

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Climate Adaptation Finance and Investment in California (Routledge Focus on Environment and Sustainability) by Jesse M. Keenan (Routledge) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 22 minutes ago

This book serves as a guide for local governments and private enterprises as they navigate the unchartered waters of investing in climate change adaptation and resilience. This book serves not only as a resource guide for identifying potential funding sources but also as a roadmap for asset management and public finance processes. It highlights practical synergies between funding mechanisms, as well as the conflicts that may arise between varying interests and strategies. While the main focus of this work is on the State of California, this book offers broader insights for how states, local governments and private enterprises can take those critical first steps in investing in society's collective adaptation to climate change.

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 172 Pages (9,184 KB)
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Added: Oct 22nd, 2020

Rumi Quotes: 155 Quotes Of Wisdom By The Persian Poet And Philosopher Rumi by Norman Casey 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 22 minutes ago

Jal?l ad-D?n Muhammad R?m?, more popularly simply as Rumi (30 September 1207 - 17 December 1273), was a 13th-century Persian poet, faqih, Islamic scholar, theologian, and Sufi mystic originally from Greater Khorasan. Rumi's influence transcends national borders and ethnic divisions: Iranians, Tajiks, Turks, Greeks, Pashtuns, other Central Asian Muslims, and the Muslims of the Indian subcontinent have greatly appreciated his spiritual legacy for the past seven centuries. His poems have been widely translated into many of the world's languages and transposed into various formats. Rumi has been described as the "most popular poet" and the "best selling poet" in the United States.

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Sustainable Modernity: The Nordic Model and Beyond (Routledge Studies in Sustainability) by Nina Witoszek (Routledge) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 22 minutes ago

The Open Access version of this book, available at https://www.taylorfrancis.com/books/e/9781351765633, has been made available under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives 4.0 license. In the 21st century, Norway, Denmark and Sweden remain the icons of fair societies, with high economic productivity and quality of life. But they are also an enigma in a cultural-evolutionary sense: though by no means following the same socio-economic formula, they are all cases of a "non-hubristic", socially sustainable modernity that puzzles outside observers. Using Nordic welfare states as its laboratory, Sustainable Modernity combines evolutionary and socio-cultural perspectives to illuminate the mainsprings of what the authors call the "well-being society". The main contention is that the Nordic uniqueness is not merely the outcome of one particular set of historical institutional or political arrangements, or sheer historical luck; rather, the high welfare creation inherent in the Nordic model has been predicated on a long and durable tradition of social cooperation, which has interacted with global competitive forces. Hence the socially sustainable Nordic modernity should be approached as an integrated and tightly orchestrated ecosystem based on a complex interplay of cooperative and competitive strategies within and across several domains: normative-cultural, socio-political and redistributive. The key question is: Can the Nordic countries uphold the balance of competition and cooperation and reproduce their resilience in the age of globalization, cultural collisions, the digital economy, the fragmentation of the work/life division, and often intrusive EU regulation? With contributors providing insights from the humanities, the social sciences and evolutionary science, this book will be of great interest to students and scholars of political science, sociology, history, institutional economics, Nordic studies and human evolution studies.

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The Guardians of Innocence: A Parent's Guide to Protecting Children from Pornography by Mary Muller (Cedar Fort, Inc.) 5.0 Stars (3 Reviews)    Price verified 22 minutes ago

Protect your children from pornography by following the suggestions in this innovative and timely guide. Using research from experts and plainly describing pornography's effects, Mary Muller provides you with powerful tools to avoid, prevent, and recover from pornography addiction. Help your family members to carefully navigate the Internet and to wisely use cell phones and other media devices, making your home a haven for all.

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Immersed in Red: My Formative Years in a Marxist Household by Mike Shotwell (Illumify Media) 5.0 Stars (7 Reviews)    Price verified one hour ago

Immersed in Red chronicles Mr. Shotwell's exposure to Marxist ideology during his formative years, which touched every facet of daily life. As a young man he came face to face with looming communism in Venezuela during his Peace Corps service in the late 1960s. This wakeup call, coupled with his developing understanding of the horrors produced by twentieth century socialism, led to acomplete break from his ideological past. With comments on the second edition, an index, bibliography and published articles, Mr. Shotwell offers readers important insights into the origins of today's hard-driving race to the left: ? The European forerunners of Cultural Marxism in higher education ? The compulsion to dismantle religion and the family ? Demands for societal conformity and reliance on the State Our current social and political upheaval have been a long time in the making. Immersed in Red reveals the groundwork that has brought us to this disturbing crossroad.

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A Fair Share of Tax: A Fiscal Anthropology of Contemporary Sweden by Lotta Björklund Larsen 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 22 minutes ago

This book is open access under a CC BY 4.0 license. This book takes a taxpayer's perspective on the relations taxation creates between people and their state. Björklund Larsen proposes that in order to understand tax compliance and cheating, we have to look beyond law, psychological experiments and surveys to also include tax collectors and taxpayers' practices. The text explores the view of taxes seen as citizen's explicit economic relation to the state and implicit economic relation to all other compatriots. Björklund Larsen directs our gaze onto the concept of reciprocity, which is often proposed as an explanation in tax compliance research, and explores its diverse meanings and implications ethnographically. The empirical cases are based on ethnography from two opposing tax practices in Sweden. Firstly, from a study of analysts, auditors, legal experts and managers at the Swedish Tax Agency and how they, quite successfully, strive for legitimacy in their tax collecting activities. Secondly, from fieldwork among a group of middle-aged Swedes and how they justify their purchasing work off the books - essentially tax-cheating practices. Sweden is a modern welfare society with citizens holding rational and secular values, yet trusting their government and fellow citizens. Sweden also has a high tax burden that is collected by one of its most revered governmental agencies - the Swedish Tax Agency - making it an interesting case studying tax compliance.

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THE SKULL AND BONES' WAR MONSTERS: From engineering the USA Civil War up through 2020's Middle East wars, the EVIL Skull and Bones traitors have ... by Ada Lee Roby 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 22 minutes ago

The historical facts within this book will shock most Americans. That's because the evil members of the Skull and Bones cult, who have engineered the wars that have killed and wounded so many brave Americans, have also taken complete control of America's media and hid these facts from the American people. But now you, the people, will see not only who these traitors are, but will also see in detail what these traitors have done and how they have done it.

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Ethiopia's Agrifood System: Past Trends, Present Challenges, and Future Scenarios by Paul Dorosh 3.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified one hour ago

Ethiopia has experienced impressive agricultural growth and poverty reduction, stemming in part from substantial public investments in agriculture. Yet, the agriculture sector now faces increasing land and water constraints along with other challenges to growth. In Ethiopia's Agrifood System: Past Trends, Present Challenges, and Future Scenarios, researchers from the International Food Policy Research Institute and other experts present a forward-looking analysis of Ethiopia's agrifood system in the context of a rapidly changing economy. Growth in the agriculture sector remains essential to continued poverty reduction in Ethiopia and will depend on sustained investment in the agrifood system, especially private sector investment. Many of the policies for a successful agricultural and rural development strategy for Ethiopia are relevant for other African countries, as well. Ethiopia's Agrifood System should be a valuable resource for policymakers, development specialists, and others concerned with economic development in Africa south of the Sahara.

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Policing Gender, Class And Family In Britain, 1800-1945 (Women's and Gender History) by Linda Mahood (Routledge) 3.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 56 minutes ago

This book is intended for undergraduate courses on modern British history, women's history, courses on family, sexuality and childhood. Women's studies, history of education, sociology.

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Consumer-Citizens of China: The Role of Foreign Brands in the Imagined Future China (Routledge Contemporary China Series Book 60) by Kelly Tian (Routledge) 3.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 2 hours 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. This book presents a comprehensive examination of Chinese consumer behaviour and challenges the previously dichotomous interpretation of the consumption of Western and non-Western brands in China. The dominant position is that Chinese consumers are driven by a desire to imitate the lifestyles of Westerners and thereby advance their social standing locally. The alternative is that consumers reject Western brands as a symbolic gesture of loyalty to their nation-state. Drawing from survey responses and in depth interviews with Chinese consumers in both rural and urban areas, Kelly Tian and Lily Dong find that consumers situate Western brands within select historical moments. This embellishment attaches historical meanings to Western brands in ways that render them useful in asserting preferred visions of the future China. By highlighting how Western brands are used in contests for national identity, Consumer-Citizens of China challenges the notion of the "patriot's paradox" and answers scholars' questions as to whether Chinese nationalists today allow for a Sino-Western space where the Chinese can love China without hating the West. Consumer-Citizens of China will be of interest to students and scholars of business studies, Chinese and Asian Studies and Political Science. Kelly Tian is Professor of Marketing and holds the Anderson Chair of Business at New Mexico State University. Lily Dong is Associate Professor of Marketing at the University of Alaska at Fairbanks.

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Investigations Into the Phenomenology and the Ontology of the Work of Art: What are Artworks and How Do We Experience Them? (Contributions to ... by Peer F. Bundgaard (Springer) 3.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified one hour ago

?This book investigates the nature of aesthetic experience and aesthetic objects. Written by leading philosophers, psychologists, literary scholars and semioticians, the book addresses two intertwined issues. The first is related to the phenomenology of aesthetic experience: The understanding of how human beings respond to artworks, how we process linguistic or visual information, and what properties in artworks trigger aesthetic experiences. The examination of the properties of aesthetic experience reveals essential aspects of our perceptual, cognitive, and semiotic capacities. The second issue studied in this volume is related to the ontology of the work of art: Written or visual artworks are a specific type of objects, containing particular kinds of representation which elicit a particular kind of experience. The research question explored is: What properties in artful objects trigger this type of experience, and what characterizes representation in written and visual artworks? The volume sets the scene for state-of-the-art inquiries in the intersection between the psychology and ontology of art. The investigations of the relation between the properties of artworks and the characteristics of aesthetic experience increase our insight into what art is. In addition, they shed light on essential properties of human meaning-making in general.

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Unauthorized Access: The Crisis in Online Privacy and Security by Richard Warner (CRC Press) 4.4 Stars (11 Reviews)    Price verified 2 hours ago

Going beyond current books on privacy and security, this book proposes specific solutions to public policy issues pertaining to online privacy and security. Requiring no technical or legal expertise, it provides a practical framework to address ethical and legal issues. The authors explore the well-established connection between social norms, privacy, security, and technological structure. They also discuss how rapid technological developments have created novel situations that lack relevant norms and present ways to develop these norms for protecting informational privacy and ensuring sufficient information security.

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Climate Adaptation Finance and Investment in California (Routledge Focus on Environment and Sustainability) by Jesse M. Keenan (Routledge) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 15 hours ago

This book serves as a guide for local governments and private enterprises as they navigate the unchartered waters of investing in climate change adaptation and resilience. This book serves not only as a resource guide for identifying potential funding sources but also as a roadmap for asset management and public finance processes. It highlights practical synergies between funding mechanisms, as well as the conflicts that may arise between varying interests and strategies. While the main focus of this work is on the State of California, this book offers broader insights for how states, local governments and private enterprises can take those critical first steps in investing in society's collective adaptation to climate change.

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
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Developmental State Building: The Politics of Emerging Economies (Emerging-Economy State and International Policy Studies) by Yusuke Takagi (Springer) 3.0 Stars (2 Reviews)    Price verified 2 hours ago

This open access book modifies and revitalizes the concept of the 'developmental state' to understand the politics of emerging economy through nuanced analysis on the roles of human agency in the context of structural transformation. In other words, there is a revived interest in the 'developmental state' concept. The nature of the 'emerging state' is characterized by its attitude toward economic development and industrialization. Emerging states have engaged in the promotion of agriculture, trade, and industry and played a transformative role to pursue a certain path of economic development. Their success has cast doubt about the principle of laissez faire among the people in the developing world. This doubt, together with the progress of democratization, has prompted policymakers to discover when and how economic policies should deviate from laissez faire, what prevents political leaders and state institutions from being captured by vested interests, and what induce them to drive economic development. This book offers both historical and contemporary case studies from Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Ethiopia, Kenya, and Rwanda. They illustrate how institutions are designed to be developmental, how political coalitions are formed to be growth-oriented, and how technocratic agencies are embedded in a network of business organizations as a part of their efforts for state building.

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Toward a Liberalism by Richard Flathman (Cornell University Press) 3.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 2 hours ago

In Toward a Liberalism, Richard Flathman shows why and how political theory can contribute to the quality of moral and political practice without violating, as empiricist- and idealist-based theories tend to do, liberal commitments to individuality and plurality. Exploring the tense but inevitable relationship between liberalism and authority, he advances a theory of democratic citizenship tempered by appreciation of the ways in which citizenship is implicated with and augments authority. Flathman examines the relationship of individual rights to freedom on one hand and to authority and power on the other, rejecting the quest for a single homogenous and authoritative liberal theory.

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The Pitfalls of Protection: Gender, Violence, and Power in Afghanistan by Torunn Wimpelmann (University of California Press) 3.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 2 hours ago

At free ebook version of this title is available through Luminos, University of California Press's open access publishing program. Visit www.luminosoa.org to learn more. Since the 2001 overthrow of the Taliban government in Afghanistan, violence against women has emerged as the single most important issue for Afghan gender politics. The Pitfalls of Protection, based on research conducted in Afghanistan between 2009 and 2015, locates the struggles over gender violence in local and global power configurations. The author finds that aid flows and geopolitics have served as both opportunities and obstacles to feminist politics in Afghanistan. Showing why Afghan activists often chose to use the leverage of Western powers instead of entering into either protracted negotiations with powerful national actors or broad political mobilization, the book examines both the achievements and the limits of this strategy.

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
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Nature-Based Solutions to Climate Change Adaptation in Urban Areas: Linkages between Science, Policy and Practice (Theory and Practice of Urban ... by Nadja Kabisch (Springer) 4.5 Stars (8 Reviews)    Price verified 2 hours ago

This open access book brings together research findings and experiences from science, policy and practice to highlight and debate the importance of nature-based solutions to climate change adaptation in urban areas. Emphasis is given to the potential of nature-based approaches to create multiple-benefits for society. The expert contributions present recommendations for creating synergies between ongoing policy processes, scientific programmes and practical implementation of climate change and nature conservation measures in global urban areas. Except where otherwise noted, this book is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. To view a copy of this license, visit http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

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Japan's Security Relations with China since 1989: From Balancing to Bandwagoning? (Nissan Institute/Routledge Japanese Studies Book 56) by Reinhard Drifte (Routledge) 3.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 2 hours ago

Japan's Security Relations with China since 1989 raises the crucial question of whether Japan's political leadership which is still preoccupied with finding a new political constellation and with overcoming a deep economic crisis is able to handle such a complex policy in the face of an increasingly assertive China and a US alliance partner with strong swings between engaging and containing China's power. This study of the highly topical bilateral relationship will be of great interest to students and researchers in Japanese and Chinese Studies, Politics, International Relations and Security Studies.

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Medieval Arabic Historiography: Authors as Actors (SOAS/Routledge Studies on the Middle East) by Konrad Hirschler (Routledge) 3.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 2 hours ago

Medieval Arabic Historiography is concerned with social contexts and narrative structures of pre-modern Islamic historiography written in Arabic in seventh and thirteenth-century Syria and Eygpt. Taking up recent theoretical reflections on historical writing in the European Middle Ages, this extraordinary study combines approaches drawn from social sciences and literary studies, with a particular focus on two well-known texts: Abu Shama's The Book of the Two Gardens, and Ibn Wasil's The Dissipater of Anxieties. These texts describe events during the life of the sultans Nur-al-Din and Salah al-Din, who are primarily known in modern times as the champions of the anti-Crusade movement. Hirschler shows that these two authors were active interpreters of their society and has considerable room for manoeuvre in both their social environment and the shaping of their texts. Through the use of a fresh and original theoretical approach to pre-modern Arabic historiography, Hirschler presents a new understanding of these texts which have before been relatively neglected, thus providing a significant contribution to the burgeoning field of historiographical studies.

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
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Child Protection in England, 1960–2000: Expertise, Experience, and Emotion (Palgrave Studies in the History of Childhood) by Jennifer Crane (Palgrave Macmillan) 3.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 2 hours ago

This book is open access under a CC BY 4.0 license. This open access book explores how children, parents, and survivors reshaped the politics of child protection in late twentieth-century England. Activism by these groups, often manifested in small voluntary organisations, drew upon and constructed an expertise grounded in experience and emotion that supported, challenged, and subverted medical, social work, legal, and political authority. New forms of experiential and emotional expertise were manifested in politics - through consultation, voting, and lobbying - but also in the reshaping of everyday life, and in new partnerships formed between voluntary spokespeople and media. While becoming subjects of, and agents in, child protection politics over the late twentieth century, children, parents, and survivors also faced barriers to enacting change, and the book traces how long-standing structural hierarchies, particularly around gender and age, mediated and inhibited the realisation of experiential and emotional expertise.

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Materiality, Techniques and Society in Pottery Production: The Technological Study of Archaeological Ceramics through Paste Analysis by Daniel Albero Santacreu (De Gruyter Open) 3.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 2 hours ago

Daniel Albero Santacreu presents a wide overview of certain aspects of the pottery analysis that can be obtained through archaeometric approaches along with the theoretical concepts and a deep contextual analysis. The book provides an adequate framework for understanding the way pottery production is organised and clarifies the meaning and role of the pottery in archaeological and traditional societies.

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 337 Pages (4,450 KB)
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Freshwater Governance for the 21st Century (Global Issues in Water Policy Book 6) by Eiman Karar (Springer) 3.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 2 hours ago

The objective of this book is to broadly illustrate the key aspects of water governance, mapping the spectrum of decision-making from techno-centric and eco-centric approaches, to hybrid concepts and people-centric approaches. Topics covered include the challenges for water-governance models, the polycentric model, the integration challenge, water in the decision-making hierarchy, and the rise of water-sensitive design, while also taking into account interdependencies between stakeholders, as well as the issue of scale. The book's content is presented in an integrated and comprehensive format, building on detailed case studies from around the world and the authors' working experiences in the water sector. Combining essential insights with accessible, non-technical language, it offers a valuable resource for academics, technicians and policy-makers alike.

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
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The Technological and Economic Future of Nuclear Power (Energiepolitik und Klimaschutz. Energy Policy and Climate Protection) by Reinhard Haas (Springer VS) 3.0 Stars (2 Reviews)    Price verified 2 hours ago

This open access book discusses the eroding economics of nuclear power for electricity generation as well as technical, legal, and political acceptance issues. The use of nuclear power for electricity generation is still a heavily disputed issue. Aside from technical risks, safety issues, and the unsolved problem of nuclear waste disposal, the economic performance is currently a major barrier. In recent years, the costs have skyrocketed especially in the European countries and North America. At the same time, the costs of alternatives such as photovoltaics and wind power have significantly decreased.

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Causation and Laws of Nature (Routledge Studies in Contemporary Philosophy Book 2) by Max Kistler (Routledge) 4.8 Stars (9 Reviews)    Price verified 22 minutes ago

This is the first English translation of Causalite´ et Lois de La Nature, and is an important contribution to the theory of causation. Max Kistler reconstructs a unified concept of causation that is general enough to adequately deal with both elementary physical processes, and the macroscopic level of phenomena we encounter in everyday life. This book will be of great interest to philosophers of science and metaphysics, and also to students and scholars of philosophy of mind where concepts of causation and law play a prominent role.

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Qualitative Research in Gambling: Exploring the production and consumption of risk by Rebecca Cassidy (Routledge) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 22 minutes ago

The Open Access version of this book, available at http://www.tandfebooks.com, has been made available under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives 3.0 license. Gambling is both a multi-billion-dollar international industry and a ubiquitous social and cultural phenomenon. It is also undergoing significant change, with new products and technologies, regulatory models, changing public attitudes and the sheer scale of the gambling enterprise necessitating innovative and mixed methodologies that are flexible, responsive and 'agile'. This book seeks to demonstrate that researchers should look beyond the existing disciplinary territory and the dominant paradigm of 'problem gambling' in order to follow those changes across territorial, political, technical, regulatory and conceptual boundaries. The book draws on cutting-edge qualitative work in disciplines including geography, organisational studies, sociology, East Asian studies and anthropology to explore the production and consumption of risk, risky places, risk technologies, the gambling industry and connections between gambling and other kinds of speculation such as financial derivatives. In doing so it addresses some of the most important issues in contemporary social science, including: the challenges of studying deterritorialised social phenomena; globalising technologies and local markets; regulation as it operates across local, regional and international scales; and the rise of games, virtual worlds and social media.

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Length: 278 Pages (2,879 KB)
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México: transición y vértigo (Análisis plural) (Spanish Edition) by Diego Arredondo Ortiz (ITESO) Price verified 6 hours ago

En este Análisis Plural convergen varias perspectivas que aportan elementos para desentrañar el acontecer social y para valorar la pertinencia y viabilidad de las decisiones tomadas desde la llamada 4T.

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Competition and Cooperation in Economics and Business: Proceedings of the Asia-Pacific Research in Social Sciences and Humanities, Depok, Indonesia, ... by Lindawati Gani (Routledge) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 22 minutes ago

Asia and the Pacific have become the growth engine of the world economy with the contribution of two-third of the global growth. The book discusses current issues in economics, business, and accounting in which economic agents, as individuals, entrepreneurs and professionals, as well as countries in the Asia and Pacific regions compete and collaborate with each other and with the rest of the globe. Areas covered in the book include economic development and sustainability, labor market competition, Islamic economic and business, marketing, finance, accounting standard compliances, and taxation. It will help shed light on what business and economic scholars in regions have done in terms of research and knowledge development, as well as the new frontiers of research that have been explored and opening up. This is an Open Access ebook, and can be found on www.taylorfrancis.com.

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Ethics Dumping: Case Studies from North-South Research Collaborations (SpringerBriefs in Research and Innovation Governance) by Doris Schroeder (Springer) Price verified 2 hours ago

This open access book provides original, up-to-date case studies of "ethics dumping" that were largely facilitated by loopholes in the ethics governance of low and middle-income countries. It is instructive even to experienced researchers since it provides a voice to vulnerable populations from the fore mentioned countries. Ensuring the ethical conduct of North-South collaborations in research is a process fraught with difficulties. The background conditions under which such collaborations take place include extreme differentials in available income and power, as well as a past history of colonialism, while differences in culture can add a new layer of complications. In this context, up-to-date case studies of unethical conduct are essential for research ethics training.

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
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Reasons of State: Oil Politics and the Capacities of American Government (Cornell Studies in Political Economy) by G. John Ikenberry (Cornell University Press) Price verified 9 hours ago

In this lucid and theoretically sophisticated book, G. John Ikenberry focuses on the oil price shocks of 1973-74 and 1979, which placed extraordinary new burdens on governments worldwide and particularly on that of the United States. Reasons of State examines the response of the United States to these and other challenges and identifies both the capacities of the American state to deal with rapid international political and economic change and the limitations that constrain national policy.

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Length: 293 Pages (2,120 KB)
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Anarchism and Socialism by Georgii Valentinovich Plekhanov 3.8 Stars (33 Reviews)    Price verified 14 hours ago

This book was converted from its physical edition to the digital format by a community of volunteers. You may find it for free on the web. Purchase of the Kindle edition includes wireless delivery.

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Reopening America and the World: Saving Lives and Livelihoods by John R. Allen (Brookings Institution Press) Price verified 4 hours ago

The coronavirus has imposed a heavy toll on people's lives, livelihoods, and connections with one another. As America and the world reopen from this devastating pandemic, we need to examine how the process is taking place, its impact on individual lives and livelihoods, and learn from the experiences of other nations. In this book, we look at the experiences of the United States and other countries to see what we can derive about the reopening and its economic, social, and policy impacts. We present the insights and observations of Brookings scholars who offer their thoughts and recommendations for future action. Our goals are to inform the public conversation about Covid-19, help business, government, and civic leaders take their next steps, and think about the immediate and longer-term consequences of the virus.

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 348 Pages (10,639 KB)
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Assembling Therapeutics: Cultures, Politics and Materiality (Therapeutic Cultures) by Suvi Salmenniemi 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 22 minutes ago

The Open Access version of this book, available at https://www.taylorfrancis.com/books/e/9781351233392, has been made available under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives 4.0 license. This volume examines the ways in which people engage with therapeutic practices, such as life coaching, mindfulness, complementary and alternative medicine, sex and relationship counselling, spiritual healing and self-tracking. It investigates how human and non-human actors, systems of thought and practice are assembled and interwoven in therapeutic engagements, and traces the situated, material and political dimensions of these engagements. By focusing on lived experiences through ethnographically informed case studies, the book elucidates the diverse forms, meanings and embodied effects of therapeutic engagements in different settings, as well as their potential for both oppressive and subversive social change. In this way, Assembling Therapeutics contributes to our understanding of multiple modes of healing, self-knowledge and power in contemporary societies.

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Tales of Old Japan by Baron Algernon Bertram Freeman-Mitford 4.1 Stars (66 Reviews)    Price verified 2 hours ago

This book was converted from its physical edition to the digital format by a community of volunteers. You may find it for free on the web. Purchase of the Kindle edition includes wireless delivery.

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 268 Pages (530 KB)
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A Manual of Moral Philosophy by Andrew P. (Andrew Preston) Peabody 4.4 Stars (8 Reviews)    Price verified 6 hours ago

This book was converted from its physical edition to the digital format by a community of volunteers. You may find it for free on the web. Purchase of the Kindle edition includes wireless delivery.

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 164 Pages (433 KB)
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Functional Structure(s), Form and Interpretation: Perspectives from East Asian Languages (Routledge Studies in Asian Linguistics) by Andrew Simpson Price verified 5 hours ago

The issue of how interpretation results from the form and type of syntactic structures present in language is one which is central and hotly debated in both theoretical and descriptive linguistics. This volume brings together a series of eleven new cutting-edge essays by leading experts in East Asian languages which shows how the study of formal structures and functional morphemes in Chinese, Japanese and Korean adds much to our general understanding of the close connections between form and interpretation. This specially commissioned collection will be of interest to linguists of all backgrounds working in the general area of syntax and language change, as well as those with a special interest in Chinese, Japanese and Korean.

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Skin Color and Identity Formation: Perception of Opportunity and Academic Orientation Among Mexican and Puerto Rican Youth (Latino Communities: ... by Edward Fergus (Routledge) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 22 minutes ago

The focus of this study is on the ways in which skin color moderates the perceptions of opportunity and academic orientation of 17 Mexican and Puerto Rican high school students. More specifically, the study's analysis centered on cataloguing the racial/ethnic identification shifts (or not) in relation to how they perceive others situate them based on skin color.

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
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The Collapse of Communist Power in Poland: Strategic Misperceptions and Unanticipated Outcomes (BASEES/Routledge Series on Russian and East European ... by Jacqueline Hayden (Routledge) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 22 minutes ago

Based on extensive original research, including interviews with key participants, this book investigates the sudden and unforeseen collapse of communist power in Poland in 1989. It sets out the sequence of events, and examines the strategies of the various political groupings prior to the partially free election of June 1989. This volume argues that the specific negotiating strategies adopted by the communist party representatives in the Round Table discussions before the elections was a key factor in communism's collapse. The book shows that on many occasions, PZPR decision-makers ignored expert advice, and many Round Table bargains went against the party's best interests. Using in-depth interviews with major party players, including General Jaruzelski, General Kiszczak and Mieczyslaw Rakowski, as well as Solidarity advisors such as Adam Michnik, the text provides a unique source of first-hand accounts of Poland's revolutionary drama.

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The Politics of Uncertainty: Challenges of Transformation (Pathways to Sustainability) by Ian Scoones (Routledge) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 22 minutes ago

Why is uncertainty so important to politics today? To explore the underlying reasons, issues and challenges, this book's chapters address finance and banking, insurance, technology regulation and critical infrastructures, as well as climate change, infectious disease responses, natural disasters, migration, crime and security and spirituality and religion. The book argues that uncertainties must be understood as complex constructions of knowledge, materiality, experience, embodiment and practice. Examining in particular how uncertainties are experienced in contexts of marginalisation and precarity, this book shows how sustainability and development are not just technical issues, but depend deeply on political values and choices. What burgeoning uncertainties require lies less in escalating efforts at control, but more in a new - more collective, mutualistic and convivial - politics of responsibility and care. If hopes of much-needed progressive transformation are to be realised, then currently blinkered understandings of uncertainty need to be met with renewed democratic struggle. Written in an accessible style and illustrated by multiple case studies from across the world, this book will appeal to a wide cross-disciplinary audience in fields ranging from economics to law to science studies to sociology to anthropology and geography, as well as professionals working in risk management, disaster risk reduction, emergencies and wider public policy fields.

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 196 Pages (1,057 KB)
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Cuestionamientos sobre el cambio, la historia y el progreso (Xipe totek 102) (Spanish Edition) by Jorge Manzano Vargas (ITESO) 3.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified one hour ago

En esta edición 102 de Xipe totek se continúa con la presentación del estudio que el fundador de esta revista, Jorge Manzano, hace del pensamiento de Henri Bergson abordando nuevas aristas del concepto de duración. Cristina Cárdenas Castillo presenta un texto en el que, sobre la base de la propuesta filosófica de Hanna Arendt, advierte sobre las tendencias pedagógicas y psicopedagógicas que en los últimos años promueven la cultura de las tecnologías de la información, las habilidades y la innovación. Jorge Ordóñez expone un comentario crítico a la concepción del mundo y de los saberes helénicos en Martin Heidegger. En la sección que desde el número anterior se ha dedicado al centenario de la Constitución de 1917, se presenta la ponencia que Guadalupe Jiménez Codinach expuso en el V Encuentro del Humanismo y las Humanidades. Y se concluye con el escrito coordinado por David Velasco, en el que desarrolla el examen que el Comité del Pacto Internacional de Derechos Económicos, Sociales y Culturales hizo a México en 2006.

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
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The Evolution of Political Rhetoric: The Year in C-SPAN Archives Research, Volume 6 by Robert X. Browning (Purdue University Press) Price verified 7 hours ago

Volume 6 of The Year in C-SPAN Archives Research series focuses on the rapidly changing rhetoric coloring American politics. An increasingly polarized electorate combined with advances in technology have led to a combative and pitched rhetoric through more and more outlets. Each chapter is interdisciplinary in nature, drawing on communication studies, political science, history, and other fields. Using the extensive collection of the C-SPAN Video Library, chapters cover the highly visible Thomas and Kavanaugh judicial nomination hearings as well as the ongoing debate around impeachment. Other pieces focus on the rhetoric of the 2008 Wall Street crisis, presidential campaign announcements, White House press conferences, floor time by women in the House of Representatives, the use of Twitter by legislators, and the puzzle of zero population growth. Collectively, they paint a picture of how Congress and the president approach the broad topic of political rhetoric using C-SPAN video as the basis for their research. The C-SPAN Video Library is unique because there is no other research collection that is based on video research of contemporary politics. Methodologically distinctive, much of the research uses new techniques to analyze video, text, and spoken words of political leaders. No other book examines such a wide range of topics -- from immigration to climate change to race relations -- using video as the basis for research.

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 284 Pages
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Excerto do livro Alienação e liberdade – Escritos psiquiátricos: Capítulo 2 da parte 3 – Encontro entre a sociedade e a ... by Frantz Fanon (Ubu Editora) 4.7 Stars (37 Reviews)    Price verified 13 hours ago

Trecho do livro "Alienação e liberdade - escritos psiquiátricos" contendo o Curso de Psicopatologia Social na Universidade de Túnis, com introdução de Lilia Ben Salem. O curso foi ministrado por Frantz Fanon aos estudantes matriculados no programa dos bacharelados em sociologia e em psicologia na diplomação de psicologia social, ao longo do ano letivo de 1959-60. Ao longo do curso, Fanon comenta sua experiência como psiquiatra no Hospital de Blida, seus conflitos com colegas a respeito dos métodos de intervenção psiquiátrica; os novos métodos, como a socioterapia e a psicoterapia institucional, algo que, na época, era revolucionário. Além de evocar, como não poderia deixar de ser, as relações entre negros e brancos.

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Implementing Responsible Research and Innovation: Organisational and National Conditions (SpringerBriefs in Ethics) by Christian Wittrock (Springer) Price verified 6 minutes ago

This open access book offers a unique and practically oriented study of organisational and national conditions for implementing Responsible Research Innovation (RRI) policies and practices. It gives the reader a thorough understanding of the different aspects of RRI, and of barriers and drivers of implementation of RRI related policies. It shows how different organisational and national contexts provide unique challenges and opportunities for bringing RRI into practice. The book provides concrete examples and offers the reader both a theory-based understanding of the topic, as well as guidance for action. The target audience encompasses, in addition to RRI students and scholars in particular, all students and scholars in the field of Science and Technology Studies (STS). The book is also of interest to students and scholars in the fields of research ethics, philosophy of science, organisational governance in the research system and organisational theory more generally. Finally, the book is of use to practitioners in research conducting and funding organisations working to implement RRI.

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 193 Pages (985 KB)
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On the path to AI: Law’s prophecies and the conceptual foundations of the machine learning age by Thomas D. Grant (Palgrave Macmillan) Price verified 15 hours ago

This open access book explores machine learning and its impact on how we make sense of the world. It does so by bringing together two 'revolutions' in a surprising analogy: the revolution of machine learning, which has placed computing on the path to artificial intelligence, and the revolution in thinking about the law that was spurred by Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr in the last two decades of the 19th century. Holmes reconceived law as prophecy based on experience, prefiguring the buzzwords of the machine learning age -- prediction based on datasets.On the path to AI introduces readers to the key concepts of machine learning, discusses the potential applications and limitations of predictions generated by machines using data, and informs current debates amongst scholars, lawyers and policy makers on how it should be used and regulated wisely. Technologists will also find useful lessons learned from the last 120 years of legal grappling with accountability, explainability, and biased data.

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 175 Pages (1,338 KB)
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Essays by W. E. B. Du Bois (e-artnow) 4.4 Stars (6 Reviews)    Price verified 4 hours ago

e-artnow presents to you this meticulously edited collection of W. E. B. Du Bois' essays, formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. Contents: A Negro Schoolmaster in the New South Of the Training of Black Men The Talented Tenth The Conservation of Races The Economic Revolution in the South Religion in the South Strivings of the Negro People The Black North: A Social Study

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 143 Pages (1,339 KB)
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Conceptualizing Environmental Citizenship for 21st Century Education (Environmental Discourses in Science Education Book 4) by Andreas Ch. Hadjichambis (Springer) Price verified 4 hours ago

This Open Access book is about the development of a common understanding of environmental citizenship. It conceptualizes and frames environmental citizenship taking an educational perspective. Organized in four complementary parts, the book first explains the political, economic and societal dimensions of the concept. Next, it examines environmental citizenship as a psychological concept with a specific focus on knowledge, values, beliefs and attitudes. It then explores environmental citizenship within the context of environmental education and education for sustainability. It elaborates responsible environmental behaviour, youth activism and education for sustainability through the lens of environmental citizenship. Finally, it discusses the concept within the context of different educational levels, such as primary and secondary education in formal and non-formal settings. Environmental citizenship is a key factor in sustainability, green and cycle economy, and low-carbon society, and an important aspect in addressing global environmental problems. It has been an influential concept in many different arenas such as economy, policy, philosophy, and organizational marketing. In the field of education, the concept could be better exploited and established, however. Education and, especially, environmental discourses in science education have a great deal to contribute to the adoption and promotion of environmental citizenship.

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 274 Pages (5,169 KB)
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Diplomacy for the 21st Century: Embedding a Culture of Science and Technology Throughout the Department of State: Summary by National Research Council (National Academies Press) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 22 minutes ago

Diplomacy for the 21st Century recommends steps that the department should embrace in order to take full advantage of the leading science and technology (S&T) capabilities of the United States. These capabilities provide the department with many opportunities to promote a variety of the interests of the United States and its allies in a rapidly changing world wherein S&T are important drivers of economic development at home and abroad and help ensure international security. This summary version highlights the main ideas and key messages of the full report.

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Length: 40 Pages (1,086 KB)
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Italian Youth in International Context: Belonging, Constraints and Opportunities (Youth, Young Adulthood and Society) by Valentina Cuzzocrea (Routledge) Price verified 15 hours ago

Italy is not a country for young people. Why? This book provides a unique and in-depth collection of empirical and theoretical material providing multiple answers to this question whilst investigating the living conditions of young people in Italy today. By bringing together a variety of approaches and methods, the authors of this collection analyze Italian youth through the lenses of three dimensions: 'Activism, participation and citizenship', 'Work, Employment and Careers' and 'Moves, Transitions and Representations'. These dimensions are the analytical building blocks for challenging stereotypes and unveiling misinterpretations and taken-for-granted assumptions that portray young people in Italy as selfish, 'choosy', and unwilling to make sacrifices, commit and manage an independent life. These prejudices often underplay the role of constraints they are facing in the transition to adulthood. Studying Italian youth, therefore, not only allows us to capture their peculiar characteristics but also to reflect more broadly on the conceptual toolbox we need in order to understand contemporary youth more generally. By doing so, the volume aims to contribute to international discussion on the youth condition in Europe.

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 258 Pages (2,993 KB)
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Fangcang Shelter Hospitals For Covid-19: Construction And Operation Manual by Zhi Yan (World Scientific) Price verified 9 hours ago

A novel public health concept, the Fangcang Shelter Hospital was first proposed by Professor Wang Chen, an academician of Chinese Academy of Engineering, in Wuhan, China, in February 2020. While responding to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak, medical staff faced the pressing situation of limited medical supplies, which led Professor Wang Chen to the suggestion of converting large-scale public venues such as exhibition centers and indoor stadiums into shelter hospitals to receive large number of patients, as this involved minimum time and monetary costs. The five essential functions of Fangcang Shelter Hospitals (isolation, triage, provision of basic medical care, frequent monitoring and rapid referral, and essential living and social engagement) enable shelter hospitals to receive patients with mild to moderate symptoms of COVID-19, and have the greatest impact on isolating the source of infection and expanding the area's health-care capacity.Two of the first three Fangcang Shelter Hospitals set up in Wuhan were redeveloped by Zall Group Property from existing buildings, while Zall Foundation was responsible for the provision of essential medical supplies and logistical support to facilitate the running of these shelter hospitals. In total, the two shelter hospitals have been instrumental in diagnosing, treating and curing 3663 patients. Under the medical expertise and guidance of Professor Wang Chen, as well as inputs from Zall Foundation's crews who contributed to the design, renovation and operation of these shelter hospitals, this manual encompasses knowledge and experience distilled from the running of these Fangcang Shelter Hospitals. Covering five important aspects, namely the proposal, design, renovation, operation, and logistical support for shelter hospitals, this booklet aims to be a useful reference for other epidemic prevention and control efforts in regions around the world. The manual has been translated into more than 20 languages.

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 126 Pages (10,889 KB)
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Mass Mobilization in the Democratic Republic of Vietnam, 1945–1960 by Alec Holcombe (University of Hawaii Press) 3.5 Stars (2 Reviews)    Price verified 3 hours ago

Immediately after its founding by H? Chí Minh in September 1945, the Democratic Republic of Vietnam (DRV) faced challenges from rival Vietnamese political organizations and from a France determined to rebuild her empire after the humiliations of WWII. H?, with strategic genius, courageous maneuver, and good fortune, was able to delay full-scale war with France for sixteen months in the northern half of the country. This was enough time for his Communist Party, under the cover of its Vietminh front organization, to neutralize domestic rivals and install the rough framework of an independent state. That fledgling state became a weapon of war when the DRV and France finally came to blows in Hanoi during December of 1946, marking the official beginning of the First Indochina War. With few economic resources at their disposal, H? and his comrades needed to mobilize an enormous and free contribution in manpower and rice from DRV-controlled regions. Extracting that contribution during the war's early days was primarily a matter of patriotic exhortation. By the early 1950s, however, the infusion of weapons from the United States, the Soviet Union, and China had turned the Indochina conflict into a "total war." Hunger, exhaustion, and violence, along with the conflict's growing political complexity, challenged the DRV leaders' mobilization efforts, forcing patriotic appeals to be supplemented with coercion and terror. This trend reached its revolutionary climax in late 1952 when H?, under strong pressure from Stalin and Mao, agreed to carry out radical land reform in DRV-controlled areas of northern Vietnam. The regime's 1954 victory over the French at ?i?n Biên Ph?, the return of peace, and the division of the country into North and South did not slow this process of socialist transformation. Over the next six years (1954-1960), the DRV's Communist leaders raced through land reform and agricultural collectivization with a relentless sense of urgency. Mass ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
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Social Rights and Duties: Addresses to Ethical Societies: Complete Edition (Vol. 1&2) by Leslie Stephen (e-artnow) Price verified 15 hours ago

"Social Rights and Duties" in 2 volumes is one of the best-known works by the English historian and humanist Leslie Stephen. This carefully crafted e-artnow ebook is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. Excerpt: "We are told often enough that we are living in a period of important intellectual and social revolutions. In one way we are perhaps inclined even to state the fact a little too strongly. We suffer at times from the common illusion that the problems of to-day are entirely new: we fancy that nobody ever thought of them before, and that when we have solved them, nobody will ever need to look for another solution. To ardent reformers in all ages it seems as if the millennium must begin with their triumph, and that their triumph will be established by a single victory. And while some of us are thus sanguine, there are many who see in the struggles of to-day the approach of a deluge which is to sweep away all that once ennobled life. The believer in the old creeds, who fears that faith is decaying, and the supernatural life fading from the world, denounces the modern spirit as materializing and degrading. The conscience of mankind, he thinks, has become drugged and lethargic; our minds are fixed upon sensual pleasures, and our conduct regulated by a blind struggle for the maximum of luxurious enjoyment. The period in his eyes is a period of growing corruption; modern society suffers under a complication of mortal diseases, so widely spread and deeply seated that at present there is no hope of regeneration. The best hope is that its decay may provide the soil in which seed may be sown of a far-distant growth of happier augury." Volume 1: The Aims of Ethical Societies Science and Politics The Sphere of Political Economy The Morality of Competition Social Equality Ethics and the Struggle for Existence Volume 2: Heredity Punishment Luxury The Duties of Authors The Vanity of Philosophizing Forgotten Benefactors

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
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Pharmacovigilance in the European Union: Practical Implementation across Member States by Michael Kaeding (Springer) 3.5 Stars (2 Reviews)    Price verified 5 hours ago

This book is open access under a CC BY 4.0 license. The book presents the results of an in-depth comparative study assessing the implementation of the EU Pharmacovigilance Directive in six EU Member States. By going beyond legal transposition and instead focusing on practical implementation, this study aims to close a gap in EU compliance research. Based on qualitative interviews with relevant actors in Germany, Poland, Portugal, France, Finland and the UK, the authors identify perceived challenges and best-practices, issue recommendations, and thereby contribute to a better understanding of the factors that incentivize or impede the practical implementation of EU law at the national level.

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 135 Pages (9,108 KB)
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Lessons From Critical Thinkers: Methods for Clear Thinking and Analysis in Everyday Situations from the Greatest Thinkers in History (The Critical ... by Albert Rutherford 4.2 Stars (42 Reviews)    Price verified one hour ago

Do you want to ask smart questions like Socrates, be an out-of-the-box thinker like John Stuart Mill, and rational like Descartes? These people have at least one thing in common; they were great critical thinkers of their time and their shared wisdom lived through the centuries. Lessons From Critical Thinkers provides intellectual power to engage with and participate in effective critical thoughts, arguments, debates, reading, and reflection drawn from methods in the history of philosophical cognitive development. ?Learn to think slowly and deliberately before making a decision ?Get ready to question opinions and even facts ?Learn to gather information before jumping to conclusions ?Accept and expect the biased and flawed nature of human cognition Lessons From Critical Thinkers gives you a thorough presentation of the ideas and principles of critical thinking practiced by the greatest minds in history. Learn about the most important critical thinking methods to make better decisions in your personal life, career, and friendships. Equip yourself with the essential methods for clear, analytical, logical thinking and critique in a range of ideas and everyday situations. ?Discover critical thinking by familiarizing with concepts from other disciplines, like philosophy, cognitive biases and errors, race and gender from sociology and political science, and symbols from rhetoric. ?Apply critical thinking and reasoning skills to your day to day problems ?Find the most rewarding options in any opportunity. Lessons From Critical Thinkers is a helpful book for readers of any age and background who want to improve their critical thinking skills by learning from the greatest thinkers of all time. Learn to filter out irrelevant information efficiently and prioritize your resources to get the best results. Enhance your communication skills, reasoning, and logic. Improve your critical, logical, observational, and rational thinking skills with the timeless principles ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 175 Pages (1,811 KB)
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Inventing America's First Immigration Crisis: Political Nativism in the Antebellum West (Catholic Practice in North America) by Luke Ritter (Fordham University Press) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 22 minutes ago

Why have Americans expressed concern about immigration at some times but not at others? In pursuit of an answer, this book examines America's first nativist movement, which responded to the rapid influx of 4.2 million immigrants between 1840 and 1860 and culminated in the dramatic rise of the National American Party. As previous studies have focused on the coasts, historians have not yet completely explained why westerners joined the ranks of the National American, or "Know Nothing," Party or why the nation's bloodiest anti-immigrant riots erupted in western cities -- namely Chicago, Cincinnati, Louisville, and St. Louis. In focusing on the antebellum West, Inventing America's First Immigration Crisis illuminates the cultural, economic, and political issues that originally motivated American nativism and explains how it ultimately shaped the political relationship between church and state. In six detailed chapters, Ritter explains how unprecedented immigration from Europe and rapid westward expansion reignited fears of Catholicism as a corrosive force. He presents new research on the inner sanctums of the secretive Order of Know-Nothings and provides original data on immigration, crime, and poverty in the urban West. Ritter argues that the country's first bout of political nativism actually renewed Americans' commitment to church-state separation. Native-born Americans compelled Catholics and immigrants, who might have otherwise shared an affinity for monarchism, to accept American-style democracy. Catholics and immigrants forced Americans to adopt a more inclusive definition of religious freedom. This study offers valuable insight into the history of nativism in U.S. politics and sheds light on present-day concerns about immigration, particularly the role of anti-Islamic appeals in recent elections.

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 288 Pages (2,870 KB)
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Education and Development in Colonial and Postcolonial Africa: Policies, Paradigms, and Entanglements, 1890s–1980s (Global Histories of Education) by Damiano Matasci (Palgrave Macmillan) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 22 minutes ago

This open access edited volume offers an analysis of the entangled histories of education and development in twentieth-century Africa. It deals with the plurality of actors that competed and collaborated to formulate educational and developmental paradigms and projects: debating their utility and purpose, pondering their necessity and risk, and evaluating their intended and unintended consequences in colonial and postcolonial moments. Since the late nineteenth century, the "educability" of the native was the subject of several debates and experiments: numerous voices, arguments, and agendas emerged, involving multiple institutions and experts, governmental and non-governmental, religious and laic, operating from the corridors of international organizations to the towns and rural villages of Africa. This plurality of expressions of political, social, cultural, and economic imagination of education and development is at the core of this collective work.

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 389 Pages (3,252 KB)
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National Museums and Nation-building in Europe 1750-2010: Mobilization and legitimacy, continuity and change by Peter Aronsson (Routledge) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 22 minutes ago

Europe's national museums have since their creation been at the centre of on-going nation making processes. National museums negotiate conflicts and contradictions and entrain the community sufficiently to obtain the support of scientists and art connoisseurs, citizens and taxpayers, policy makers, domestic and foreign visitors alike. National Museums and Nation-building in Europe 1750-2010 assess the national museum as a manifestation of cultural and political desires, rather than that a straightforward representation of the historical facts of a nation. National Museums and Nation-building in Europe 1750-2010 examines the degree to which national museums have created models and representations of nations, their past, present and future, and proceeds to assess the consequences of such attempts. Revealing how different types of nations and states - former empires, monarchies, republics, pre-modern, modern or post-imperial entities - deploy and prioritise different types of museums (based on art, archaeology, culture and ethnography) in their making, this book constitutes the first comprehensive and comparative perspective on national museums in Europe and their intricate relationship to the making of nations and states.

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
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Fair and Equitable Benefit-Sharing in Agriculture (Open Access): Reinventing Agrarian Justice (Earthscan Studies in Natural Resource Management) by Elsa Tsioumani (Routledge) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 22 minutes ago

This book explores the emergence and development of the legal concept of fair and equitable benefit-sharing, and its application in agriculture. Developed in the 1990s, the concept of fair and equitable benefit-sharing has been deployed in an ever-wider variety of international instruments, including those on biodiversity, climate change and human rights. A lack of clarity persists, however, on what fair and equitable benefit-sharing requires and entails, and whether its implementation supports or eventually undermines equity and justice. This book examines these questions in the area of land, food and agriculture, addressing for the first time several instances of the agricultural production chain, including research and development, land governance and land use and access to markets. It identifies challenges regarding implementation of the concept as enshrined in environmental treaties and soft-law instruments, with a focus on the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture, the Voluntary Guidelines on Tenure and the UN Declaration on the Rights of Peasants. It investigates its role, enabling conditions and limitations, in a contradictory policy context involving environmental, food security and human rights objectives but also a growing web of multilateral and bilateral trade and investment agreements. Linking international law research with a socio-legal analysis, the book addresses four grassroots examples, which offer ideas for institutional and legal innovation from the local to the global level.????????????? This interdisciplinary title will be of great interest to students and scholars of international environmental law, agriculture, land law, development studies and global governance, as well as policymakers and practitioners working in these fields. "The Open Access version of this book, available at https://doi.org/10.4324/9780429198304, has been made available under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-No ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 186 Pages (643 KB)
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