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International Relations

International Relations Author Joshua S. Goldstein
ISBN-10 9780205916214
Release 2012-06-07
Pages 592
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This is the eBook of the printed book and may not include any media, website access codes, or print supplements that may come packaged with the bound book. Updated in its 10th edition, International Relations is praised for being the most current and comprehensive introduction to international relations theory as well as security, economic, and global issues. Thoroughly updated to cover world affairs through 2012, this survey text explores relations among states and the influence of transnational actors and events. Applying a broad range of theoretical perspectives to show readers how to analyze current events, International Relations offers the best tools for understanding what is happening in the world today.



The Concept and the Meaning of I i nternational R r elations

The Concept and the Meaning of I i nternational R r elations Author Anton Casian
ISBN-10 9781310025662
Release 2015-09-18
Pages 78
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Along with the end of Cold War and the global Internet revolution, the concept of ‘international relations’ began to be used intensively in public space. It became so popular that passed academic debating borders or foreign policy news section. We see it used in the daily speech of ordinary people. Those people who wanted a deeper and clearer understanding searched for a concept of ‘international relations.’ Soon they found themselves in the position to face several versions that caused a terminological confusion. In this paper I will explore the concept of I(i)nternational R(r)elations, hoping that I will eliminate the existent terminological confusion. In so doing, in this paper I propose two versions and two meanings of the concept I(i)nternational R(r)elations. If you started reading this paper, it means that it is time to look with greater clarity and objectivity to all the elements of a concept, in our case of I(i)nternational R(r)elations. To see it as it is and as it should be used.



World Politics Trend and Transformation 2013 2014 Update Edition

World Politics  Trend and Transformation  2013   2014 Update Edition Author Charles W. Kegley
ISBN-10 9781285632926
Release 2013-01-04
Pages 624
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WORLD POLITICS: TREND AND TRANSFORMATION offers analysis of the most up-to-date data, research, and contemporary events from today’s international political stage. The book will help you understand what is happening today and why. This 2013-2014 UPDATE EDITION incorporates recent changes in leadership, the latest on the economic crisis, social media, and military technology, and new data from World Development Indicators and more. Our new partnership with the Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs provides more coverage of contemporary issues and resources to explore those issues than ever before. Co-author Shannon L. Blanton incorporates key concepts into the text from major theoretical perspectives to look at both historical and contemporary developments. This edition addresses topics such as war, terrorism, human rights, the environment, and international development while emphasizing an institutional approach to resolving international conflict. The authors present each issue in a thought-provoking way that encourages you to critically assess the problems, payoffs, pitfalls, and paradoxes of people’s choices about the global future and the probable impact those choices will have on your life in the future. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.



The Chinese Constitution of Central Asia

The Chinese Constitution of Central Asia Author N. Godehardt
ISBN-10 9781137359742
Release 2014-03-21
Pages 232
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China's commitments in Central Asia illustrate how regional foreign policy works and how long-standing principles of Chinese foreign policy might be revised in the near future. China's rise has 'moved' Asia, which is why it seems that what we have traditionally regarded as the geographic and political scope of Asia might actually considerably change in the near future. Nadine Godehardt gives crucial insights into the Chinese expert discourse on Central Asia - analyzing how Chinese experts define Central Asia when they talk and write about policy issues related to China's immediate Western neighbourhood. In this context, she gives an inside perspective on Chinese voices whose meanings are rarely examined in Chinese International Relations studies.



China s International Relations and Harmonious World

China   s International Relations and Harmonious World Author Astrid H. M. Nordin
ISBN-10 9781317370024
Release 2016-04-28
Pages 202
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As scholars and publics look for alternatives to what is understood as a violent Western world order, many claim that China can provide such an alternative through the Chinese dream of a harmonious world. This book takes this claim seriously and examines its effects by tracing the notion across several contexts: the policy documents and speeches that launched harmony as an official term under previous president Hu Jintao; the academic literatures that asked what a harmonious world might look like; the propaganda and mega events that aimed to illustrate it; the online spoofing culture that is used to criticise and avoid "harmonization"; and the incorporation of harmony into current president Xi Jinping’s "Chinese dream". This book finds contemporary Chinese society and international relations saturated with harmony. Yet, rather than offering an alternative to problems in "Western" thought, it counter-intuitively argues that harmony has not taken place, is not taking place, and will not take place. The argument unfolds as a contribution to wider debates on time, space and multiplicity in world politics. Offering analysis of the important but understudied concept of harmony, Nordin provides new and creative insights into wider contemporary issues in Chinese politics, society and scholarship. The book also suggests a creative and novel methodology for studying foreign policy concepts more broadly, drawing on critical thinkers in innovative ways and in a new empirical context. It will be of interest to students and scholars of IR, Chinese foreign and security policy and IR theory.



Blood Oil

Blood Oil Author Leif Wenar
ISBN-10 9780190262945
Release 2015-12-02
Pages 480
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Natural resources like oil and minerals are the largest source of unaccountable power in the world. Petrocrats like Putin and the Saudis spend resource money on weapons and oppression; militants in Iraq and in the Congo spend resource money on radicalization and ammunition. Resource-fueled authoritarians and extremists present endless crises to the West-and the source of their resource power is ultimately ordinary consumers, doing their everyday shopping at the gas station and the mall. In this sweeping new book, one of today's leading political philosophers, Leif Wenar, goes behind the headlines in search of the hidden global rule that thwarts democracy and development-and that puts shoppers into business with some of today's most dangerous men. Wenar discovers a rule that once licensed the slave trade and apartheid and genocide, a rule whose abolition has marked some of humanity's greatest triumphs-yet a rule that still enflames tyranny and war and terrorism through today's multi-trillion dollar resource trade. Blood Oil shows how the West can now lead a peaceful revolution by ending its dependence on authoritarian oil, and by getting consumers out of business with the men of blood. The book describes practical strategies for upgrading world trade: for choosing new rules that will make us more secure at home, more trusted abroad, and better able to solve pressing global problems like climate change. Blood Oil shows citizens, consumers and leaders how we can act together today to create a more united human future.



Exploring Strategy 10th Ed Pearson Education 2014

Exploring Strategy  10th Ed  Pearson Education  2014 Author Pearson Education, Ltd
ISBN-10
Release 2014-06-14
Pages 593
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Strategy is a crucial subject. It’s about the development, success and failure of all kinds of organisations, from multinationals to entrepreneurial start-ups, from charities to government agencies, and many more. Strategy raises the big questions about these organisations – how they grow, how they innovate and how they change. As a manager of today or tomorrow, you will be involved in shaping, implementing or communicating these strategies. Our primary aim with Exploring Strategy is to give you a comprehensive understanding of the issues and techniques of strategy. We can also help you get a great final result in your course. You can make the most of the text by: ● Exploring hot topics in cutting-edge issues such as competition, corporate governance, innovation and entrepreneurship and strategy in practice. ● Engaging with the ‘Key Debates’ and the different strategy ‘lenses’ to get new perspectives and set you on your way to better grades in your assignments and exams. ● Pursuing some of the recommended readings at the end of each chapter. They’re specially selected as accessible and valuable sources that will enhance your learning and give you an extra edge in your course work. After you’ve registered with the access code (either in the back of this book or available separately online), visit Exploring Strategy at www.mystrategylab.com to find essential student learning material including: ● The Strategy Experience simulation , which gives you practical hands-on experience of strategic decision making in organisations. As a Director of the Board, you must deal with opportunities as they arise, and your decisions will affect the company’s performance. Choose wisely! ● A personalised study plan based on feedback that identifies your strengths and weaknesses, then recommends a tailored set of resources that will help to develop your understanding of strategy. ● Video case studies on organisations including Eurostar, Sony Pictures and the British Heart Foundation that put a spotlight on strategy in practice. We want Exploring Strategy to give you what you need: a comprehensive view of the subject, an ambition to put that into practice, and – of course – success in your studies. We hope that you’ll be as excited by the key issues of strategy as we are! So, read on and good luck! Gerry Johnson Richard Whittington Kevan Scholes Duncan Angwin Patrick Regnér



Avoiding War with China

Avoiding War with China Author Amitai Etzioni
ISBN-10 9780813940045
Release 2017-05-02
Pages 216
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Are the United States and China on a collision course? In response to remarks made by Donald Trump’s secretary of state, China’s state-run newspaper Global Times asserted, "Unless Washington plans to wage a large-scale war in the South China Sea, any other approaches to prevent Chinese access to the [disputed] islands will be foolish." Some experts contend that conflict is inevitable when an established power does not make sufficient room for a rising power. In this timely new work, renowned professor of international relations Amitai Etzioni explains why this would be disastrous and points to the ways the two nations can avoid war. The United States is already preparing for a war with China, Etzioni reveals. However, major differences of opinion exist among experts on the extent of military commitment required, and no plan has been formally reviewed by either Congress or the White House, nor has any been subjected to a public debate. Etzioni seeks here to provide a context for this long overdue discussion and to explore the most urgent questions: How aggressive is China? How powerful is it? Does it seek merely regional influence, or regional dominance, or to replace the United States as the global superpower? The most effective means of avoiding war, several experts argue, requires integrating China into the prevailing rule-based, liberal, international order. Etzioni spells out how this might be achieved and considers what can be done to improve the odds such an integration will take place. Others call for containing or balancing China, and Etzioni examines the risk posed by our alliances with various countries in the region, particularly India and Pakistan. With insight and clarity Etzioni presents our best strategy to reduce tension between the two powers, mapping out how the United States can accommodate China’s regional rise without undermining its core interests, its allies, and the international order.



Consumption Tax Trends 2014 VAT GST and excise rates trends and policy issues

Consumption Tax Trends 2014 VAT GST and excise rates  trends and policy issues Author OECD
ISBN-10 9789264223943
Release 2014-12-10
Pages 180
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Consumption Tax Trends provides information on Value Added Tax/Goods and Services Tax (VAT/GST) and excise duty rates in OECD member countries.



Advanced Health Assessment of Women Third Edition

Advanced Health Assessment of Women  Third Edition Author Helen Carcio, MS, MEd, ANP-BC
ISBN-10 9780826123091
Release 2014-10-10
Pages 640
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This is the only truly comprehensive advanced text for the assessment of women's health, written for such primary care providers as nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and certified nurses;midwives. It encompasses both foundational and cutting-edge physical and psychosocial information in a clear and concise outline format, and is unique in its presentation of more advanced techniques and procedures not addressed in standard graduate assessment texts. Keeping pace with the expanding scope of advanced practice, the third edition provides several completely new chapters authored by renowned specialists, expanded chapters, and updates. This includes new information on contraception, domestic violence, health history of special populations, lesbian health, evaluation of the pelvic floor, aging and menopause, bleeding irregularities, infertility, skin aesthetics, pelvic pain, and health guidelines. With an integrated approach to treatment, the authors delineate the expanded roles of advanced health care providers, including guidance for situations when a practitioner must decide whether to act independently, co-manage, consult, or refer. The authors provide in-depth descriptions enhanced by plentiful tables and figures of each assessment skill and technique along with its underlying rationale. Basic techniques are augmented by the inclusion of possible alterations for a particular procedure. On a continuum from simple to complex, the text is divided into 11 units that cover basic women's health assessment down to the cellular level, health history, prenatal assessment, investigative procedures including sonohysteroscopy and simple cystometrogram, and several chapters on specific women's health concerns. A special chapter on urinary incontinence includes diagnosis of bladder dysfunction. Sample assessment forms are integrated throughout, as are comprehensive lists of equipment required for each procedure along with information on patient preparation and follow-up. New to the Third Edition: Updated assessment guidelines New chapters on lesbian health, dysfunctional uterine bleeding, polycystic ovarian syndrome, skin aesthetics, and pelvic pain Information on new contraception devices New information on domestic violence, health history of special populations, and vaginal microscopy Cervical cancer screening, menopause assessment, and osteoporosis screening Expanded information on evaluation of the pelvic floor Expanded information on aging and menopause Updates on infertility and information on BRCA gene testing Key Features: Provides detailed descriptions of advanced assessment techniques enhanced with plentiful tables and figures Presents the rationale for all assessments and procedures Delineates clinical procedures on the leading edge of the expanded role of the advanced practice clinician Includes unique chapters about selection and insertion of the vaginal pessary, intrauterine insemination procedure, and donor insemination Covers such advanced skills as vulvar exam and biopsy, endometrial biopsy, acrochordonectomy, polypectomy, and colposcopy



Adult Psychopathology and Diagnosis

Adult Psychopathology and Diagnosis Author Deborah C. Beidel
ISBN-10 9781118927915
Release 2014-06-30
Pages 864
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Proven Classic Updated to Reflect the DSM-5 The accessible format, overview chapters on broader issues—such as interviewing—that affect all diagnoses, and case study approach provide the ideal support for students to examine and understand how diagnoses are reached and applied. Updated to reflect the latest neurobiological advancements in psychopathology, this edition follows the same proven chapter structure for the disorder chapters of previous editions to facilitate readers' understanding and learning. Updates include topics such as: The new Schizophrenic Spectrum designation and other psychotic disorders The revised approach to eating disorders An alternative DSM-5 Model for personality disorders Conditions considered unsettled in the latest update Encompassing the most current research in the field, Adult Psychopathology and Diagnosis, Seventh Edition provides a thorough introduction to our current conceptualization of psychopathology and its application in clinical practice, including dimensional and categorical classifications.



Media Impact An Introduction to Mass Media 2013 Update

Media Impact  An Introduction to Mass Media  2013 Update Author Shirley Biagi
ISBN-10 9781285401478
Release 2012-04-03
Pages 464
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Consistently praised for its engaging writing style, currency, and visual appeal, MEDIA/IMPACT focuses students on today's world of digital mass media industries and support businesses as well as the legal, ethical, social, global, and technological issues these businesses face every day. Emphasizing the impact of the media on individuals and in today's society, Biagi grounds her discussion in the business aspects of all the mass media industries, with concise histories of each industry before giving students an insider's look at what it's like to work in each business. The 10th edition of this bestseller covers all aspects of the latest communications technology and their impact on society. Included in the 2013 Update are the most current statistics about all the media industries; detailed, illustrated TimeFrames for each industry; and more than 30 new Media/Impact boxed features featuring coverage of the latest media trends and issues. These Media/Impact boxes cover media money, audience, culture, ethics and people as well as the global reach of the mass media business from sources, including The New York Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Bloomberg, Advertising Age, The Wall Street Journal, and The New Yorker. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.



Essentials of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation E Book

Essentials of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation E Book Author Walter R. Frontera
ISBN-10 9780323222723
Release 2014-09-05
Pages 992
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From sore shoulders to spinal cord injuries, Essentials of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 3rd Edition provides you with the knowledge you need to get your patients moving again. This practical and authoritative new edition delivers easy access to the latest advances in the diagnosis and management of musculoskeletal disorders and other common conditions requiring rehabilitation. Each topic is presented in a concise, focused, and well-illustrated format featuring a description of the condition, discussion of symptoms, examination findings, functional limitations, and diagnostic testing. An extensive treatment section covers initial therapies, rehabilitation interventions, procedures, and surgery. Consult this title on your favorite e-reader, conduct rapid searches, and adjust font sizes for optimal readability. Put concepts into practice. Practical, clinically relevant material facilitates the diagnosis and treatment of musculoskeletal, pain, and chronic disabling conditions. Develop a thorough, clinically relevant understanding of interventions such as physical agents and therapeutic exercise in the prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of disorders that produce pain, impairment, and disability. Find answers fast thanks to a consistent chapter organization that delivers all the content you need in a logical, practical manner. Get a broader perspective on your field from new chapters on Labral Tears of the Shoulder and Hip, Pubalgia, Chondral Injuries, Central Post-Stroke Pain (Thalamic Pain Syndrome), Chemotherapy-induced Peripheral Neuropathy, Radiation Fibrosis Syndrome, and Neural Tube Defects. Stay current with expanded and updated coverage of diagnosis, management and rehabilitation of Cervical Dystonia, Suprascapular Neuropathy, Epicondylitis, Temporomandibular Joint Pain, Spinal Cord Injury, Stroke, Adhesive Capsulitis of the Hip, and Adductor Strain of the Hip. Glean the latest information on hot topics in the field such as cancer-related fatigue, polytrauma, and traumatic brain injury Efficiently and expertly implement new ICD-10 codes in a busy outpatient setting.



Diversity and Society

Diversity and Society Author Joseph F. Healey
ISBN-10 9781412994330
Release 2011-03-02
Pages 467
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Derived from the Fifth Edition of Joseph F. Healey's bestselling text Race, Ethnicity, Gender, and Class, the Third Edition of Diversity and Society: Race, Ethnicity, and Gender, 2011 Update provides an accessible sociological analysis of U.S. minority groups. Updated throughout, this abbreviated edition retains the conceptual frameworks and organizational format of the larger version, and is the only brief text to present a unitary sociological frame of reference for the analysis of minority-dominant relations.



World Politics

World Politics Author Eugene R. Wittkopf
ISBN-10 0495004944
Release 2005-05
Pages 216
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Includes chapter outlines, chapter summaries, key term definitions, fill-in-the-blank chapter reviews, and practice test questions.



How Does My Country Grow

How Does My Country Grow Author Brian Pinto
ISBN-10 9780191024108
Release 2014-09-18
Pages 224
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Written by a former World Bank economist, How Does My Country Grow? distils growth policy lessons from the author's first-hand experience in Poland, Kenya, India, and Russia, and his contributions to the economic policy debates that followed the emerging market crises of 1997 to 2001, extending up to the global financial crisis of 2008-09. Based on living and working in the field, the author argues that country economic analysis is in effect a separate, integrative branch of economics that draws upon but is distinct from academic economics. The country stories recounted, reinforced by the emerging market experience since the 1980s, point to a canonical growth policy package built around three interconnected elements: the intertemporal budget constraint of the government; the micropolicy trio of hard budgets, competition and competitive real exchange rates; and managing volatility from external, but especially domestic, sources. This package is underpinned by good governance, which finds its most immediate expression in the management of the public finances. While the discussion is tilted towards developing countries, the insights have considerable relevance for advanced economies, many of which today are in the throes of their own growth-cum-sovereign debt crises.



The English Legal System

The English Legal System Author Gary Slapper
ISBN-10 9780415485784
Release 2009
Pages 660
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Assisting students of the English legal system to achieve an understanding of the law, it's institutions and processes, this edition sets the law and legal system in its social context and outlines a range of critical views.