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Global Business Regulation

Global Business Regulation Author John Braithwaite
ISBN-10 9781107717503
Release 2000-02-13
Pages 722
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Across an amazing sweep of the critical areas of business regulation - from contract, intellectual property and corporations law, to trade, telecommunications, labour standards, drugs, food, transport and environment - this book confronts the question of how the regulation of business has shifted from national to global institutions. Based on interviews with 500 international leaders in business and government, this book examines the role played by global institutions such as the WTO, the OECD, IMF, Moody's and the World Bank, as well as various NGOs and significant individuals. The authors argue that effective and decent global regulation depends on the determination of individuals to engage with powerful agendas and decision-making bodies that would otherwise be dominated by concentrated economic interests. This book will become a standard reference for readers in business, law, politics and international relations.



RAND in Southeast Asia

RAND in Southeast Asia Author Mai Elliott
ISBN-10 9780833049155
Release 2010-02-08
Pages 694
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This volume chronicles RAND's involvement in researching insurgency and counterinsurgency in Vietnam, Laos, and Thailand during the Vietnam War era and assesses the effect that this research had on U.S. officials and policies. Elliott draws on interviews with former RAND staff and the many studies that RAND produced on these topics to provide a narrative that captures the tenor of the times and conveys the attitudes and thinking of those involved.



Policy and Marketing Strategies for Digital Media

Policy and Marketing Strategies for Digital Media Author Yu-li Liu
ISBN-10 9781317744115
Release 2014-04-16
Pages 312
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With digital media becoming ever more prevalent, it is essential to study policy and marketing strategies tailored to this new development. In this volume, contributors examine government policy for a range of media, including digital television, IPTV, mobile TV, and OTT TV. They also address marketing strategies that can harness the unique nature of digital media’s innovation, production design, and accessibility. They draw on case studies in Asia, North America, and Europe to offer best practices for both policy and marketing strategies.



The Everything Store

The Everything Store Author Brad Stone
ISBN-10 9780316219259
Release 2013-10-15
Pages 384
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"An immersive play-by-play of the company's ascent.... It's hard to imagine a better retelling of the Amazon origin story." -- Laura Bennett, New Republic Amazon.com's visionary founder, Jeff Bezos, wasn't content with being a bookseller. He wanted Amazon to become the everything store, offering limitless selection and seductive convenience at disruptively low prices. To do so, he developed a corporate culture of relentless ambition and secrecy that's never been cracked. Until now. Brad Stone enjoyed unprecedented access to current and former Amazon employees and Bezos family members, and his book is the first in-depth, fly-on-the-wall account of life at Amazon. The Everything Store is the book that the business world can't stop talking about, the revealing, definitive biography of the company that placed one of the first and largest bets on the Internet and forever changed the way we shop and read.



Syndromes of Corruption

Syndromes of Corruption Author Michael Johnston
ISBN-10 1139448455
Release 2005-12-01
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Corruption is a threat to democracy and economic development in many societies. It arises in the ways people pursue, use and exchange wealth and power, and in the strength or weakness of the state, political and social institutions that sustain and restrain those processes. Differences in these factors, Michael Johnston argues, give rise to four major syndromes of corruption: Influence Markets, Elite Cartels, Oligarchs and Clans, and Official Moguls. In this 2005 book, Johnston uses statistical measures to identify societies in each group, and case studies to show that the expected syndromes do arise. Countries studied include the United States, Japan and Germany (Influence Markets); Italy, Korea and Botswana (Elite Cartels); Russia, the Philippines and Mexico (Oligarchs and Clans); and China, Kenya, and Indonesia (Offical Moguls). A concluding chapter explores reform, emphasising the ways familiar measures should be applied - or withheld, lest they do harm - with an emphasis upon the value of 'deep democratisation'.



Taiwanese Identity and Democracy

Taiwanese Identity and Democracy Author Olwen Bedford
ISBN-10 1403974330
Release 2006-09-03
Pages 235
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This book examines the issues of democracy, nationalism, and strengthening Taiwan consciousness in the light of the campaign strategies employed in Taiwan's 2004 presidential and legislative election from the perspective of Taiwanese people and Taiwanese culture.



Political Communication and Democracy

Political Communication and Democracy Author G. Rawnsley
ISBN-10 9780230554894
Release 2005-11-01
Pages 239
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Political Communication and Democracy provides a wide-ranging and inclusive study of political communications that uses current political events and debates to illustrate its arguments. Looking beyond the narrow view that political communication concerns only the media and spin doctors, Gary Rawnsley examines the subject in its myriad forms: political parties and pressure groups as a way by which people join together, referendums, public opinion and how communications contribute to the process of democratization around the world.



Destiny and Deliberation

Destiny and Deliberation Author Jonathan L. Kvanvig
ISBN-10 9780191511127
Release 2013-10-03
Pages 212
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Jonathan Kvanvig presents a compelling new work in philosophical theology on the universe, creation, and the afterlife. Organised thematically by the endpoints of time, the volume begins by addressing eschatological matters—the doctrines of heaven and hell—and ends with an account of divine deliberation and creation. Kvanvig develops a coherent theistic outlook which reconciles a traditional, high conception of deity, with full providential control over all aspects of creation, with a conception of human beings as free and morally responsible. The resulting position and defense is labeled "Philosophical Arminianism," and deserves attention in a broad range of religious traditions.



Women in Israel

Women in Israel Author Ruth Halperin-Kaddari
ISBN-10 0812237528
Release 2004
Pages 363
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When Israel declared its independence in 1948, it vowed to ensure equality for all citizens, regardless of religion, race, or gender. History shows, however, that this promise has been broken in the case of women, who generally live under circumstances significantly worse than those of men. Women in Israel is the first comprehensive overview of discrimination in a state dominated by a patriarchal religious order, and brings fresh insights to the efficacy of the law in improving the status of women. Providing a sociolegal perspective on women in Israel viewed, Ruth Halperin-Kaddari examines all aspects of Israeli women's lives, looking at legal issues such as affirmative action, motherhood and the workplace, and mechanisms for the advancement of women, as well as conditions of education, employment, health, family, and prostitution. While tracing legislative evolution in Israel, Halperin-Kaddari discusses the extent to which law can create social change. Because of its unique position as an economically developed democracy and yet a state where government tries to maintain a special cultural tradition and religious identity in a heterogeneous society, Israel has failed to adopt a single national standard for women that would bring Israeli law into compliance with international human rights. Halperin-Kaddari concludes that the improvement in women's status has not been due to egalitarian consciousness, but rather is incidental to Israel's overall socioeconomic advancement.



Extraction of Natural Products Using Near Critical Solvents

Extraction of Natural Products Using Near Critical Solvents Author M.B. King
ISBN-10 9789401121385
Release 2012-12-06
Pages 325
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The aim of this book is to present the current state of the art of extracting natural products with near-critical solvents and to view the possibilities of further extensions of the technique. Relevant background theory is given but does not dominate the book. Carbon dioxide is the near-critical solvent used in most recent applications and inevitably receives prominence. In addition to general descriptions and reviews, the book contains three chapters by indus trial practitioners who describe in detail the operation of their processes and discuss the market for their products. Sections on the design of the pressure vessels and pumps required in these processes and on the acquisition of the data required for design are included. The costing of the processes is also discussed. There is good scope for combining a near-critical extraction step with other process steps in which the properties of near-critical solvents are utilised, for example as a reaction or crystallisation medium and a chapter is devoted to these important aspects. It is hoped that the work will be found to contain a great deal of specific information of use to those already familiar with this field. However the style of presentation and content is such that it will also be useful as an introduction. In particular it will be helpful to those wondering if this form of separation method has anything to offer for them, whether they are engineers, chemists or managers in industry, or in academic or research institutions.



Financial Engineering and Computation

Financial Engineering and Computation Author Yuh-Dauh Lyuu
ISBN-10 052178171X
Release 2002
Pages 627
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A comprehensive text and reference, first published in 2002, on the theory of financial engineering with numerous algorithms for pricing, risk management, and portfolio management.



Games Based Learning Advancements for Multi Sensory Human Computer Interfaces Techniques and Effective Practices

Games Based Learning Advancements for Multi Sensory Human Computer Interfaces  Techniques and Effective Practices Author Connolly, Thomas
ISBN-10 9781605663616
Release 2009-05-31
Pages 394
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Explores the theory and practice of games-based learning, promoting the development and adoption of best practices. Provides a combination of theoretical chapters as well as practical case studies.



The Economics of Network Industries

The Economics of Network Industries Author Oz Shy
ISBN-10 9781139432276
Release 2001-01-08
Pages 332
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This book introduces upper-level undergraduates, graduate students, and researchers to the latest developments in network economics, one of the fastest-growing fields in all industrial organization. Network industries include the Internet, e-mail, telephony, computer hardware and software, music and video players, and service operations in the banking, legal, and airlines industries among many others. The work offers an overview of the subject matter as well as investigations about specific industries. It conveys the essential features of how strategic interactions between firms are affected by network activity, as well as covering social interaction and its influence on consumers' choices of products and services. Virtually no calculus is used in the text, and each chapter ends with a series of exercises and selected references. The text may be used for both one- and two-semester courses.



International Education Policy in Japan in an Age of Globalisation and Risk

International Education Policy in Japan in an Age of Globalisation and Risk Author Robert W. Aspinall
ISBN-10 9789004235281
Release 2012-11-01
Pages 210
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In International Education Policy in Japan in an Age of Globalisation and Risk, Robert Aspinall analyses the ways in which Japanese government policies on English language education and the promotion of Study Abroad have been implemented in schools and universities.



Ethics and Integrity in Public Administration Concepts and Cases

Ethics and Integrity in Public Administration  Concepts and Cases Author Raymond W Cox
ISBN-10 9781317471134
Release 2015-03-26
Pages 280
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"Ethics and Integrity in Public Administration" presents cutting-edge perspectives on the role of ethics in public sector management - what it is and where it is going. The contributors include a cross-section of authoritative authors from around the globe, and from both the academy and government. They cover a wide range of topics, diverse theoretical and conceptual paradigms, and global examples, and provide a broader view than what is typically offered in other books. The book includes both theoretical insights and commentaries grounded in practice. Chapters are divided into three parts: Ethical Foundations and Perspectives, Ethical Management and Ethical Leadership, and International and Comparative Perspectives.



The Diplomacies of Small States

The Diplomacies of Small States Author A. Cooper
ISBN-10 9780230246911
Release 2009-04-08
Pages 291
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This is an in-depth analysis of the various methods used by small states to overcome their vulnerabilities in the international arena. With its balanced approach and variety of contributions, this book is of interest to researchers and academics who focus on the developing world or multilateral diplomacy.



God s Own Party

God s Own Party Author Daniel K. Williams
ISBN-10 9780199929061
Release 2012-07-12
Pages 400
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In God's Own Party, Daniel K. Williams presents the first comprehensive history of the Christian Right, uncovering how evangelicals came to see the Republican Party as the vehicle through which they could reclaim America as a Christian nation.