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ABC's of Human Survival

Athabasca University Press | Global Peace Studies


The ABCs of Human Survival examines the effect of militant nationalism and the lawlessness of powerful states on the well-being of individuals and local communities?and the essential role of global citizenship within that dynamic. Based on the analysis of world events, Dr. Arthur Clark presents militant nationalism as a pathological pattern of thinking that threatens our security, while emphasizing effective democracy and international law as indispensable frameworks for human protection.Within the contexts of history, sociology, philosophy, and spirituality, The ABCs of Human Survival calls into question the assumptions of consumer culture and offers, as an alternative, strategies to improve overall well-being through the important choices we make as individuals.

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Dr. Arthur Clark is a Professor of Neuropathology and Clinical Neurosciences at the University of Calgary, and an active staff neuropathologist at the Foothills Hospital in Calgary. He carries lifelong experience with militant nationalist culture, having come of age during the Vietnam War and serving two years as Captain in the United States Army Medical Corps. In 1995, in honour of his late wife, he established the Dr. Irma M. Parhad Programmes at the University of Calgary, which focus on ways to improve worldwide health and well-being within the framework of international law. He is also currently involved in a project to establish a Calgary Centre for Global Community, to be based on the values and vision that informed The ABCs of Human Survival.

 
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Die Psyche des Politischen

Neue Zürcher Zeitung NZZ Libro | Politik und Gesellschaft in der Schweiz


Wir alle wissen um die Bedeutung unserer Persönlichkeit. Wohlbefinden, Gefühlsleben, Partnerschaften und Berufskarriere folgen unseren Wesenszügen. Mit der «Psyche des Politischen» wird ein neues Kapitel aufgeschlagen und erörtert, was der Charakter über unser politisches Denken und Handeln verrät. Die Analyse elementarer Persönlichkeitsmerkmale («Big Five») fordert nicht nur Anekdoten über die Charakterprofile der Schweizerinnen und Schweizer heraus, sondern bringt auch systematische Zusammenhänge mit politischen Ansichten und Verhaltensweisen zum Vorschein. Begrüssen Extrovertierte mehr Zuwanderung? Sprechen sich Empfindliche für einen starken Sozialstaat aus? Wen wählen eigentlich die Netten? Stimmen nur die Gewissenhaften ab? Welche Zeitungen lesen Offene? Bedienen sich nur Gesellige der sozialen Medien? Auswertungen von bis zu 14 000 Interviews liefern ausführliche Antworten auf diese und weitere Fragen.

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Markus Freitag (* 1968) studierte Politikwissenschaft, Volkswirtschaft und Germanistik. Nach Aufenthalten an der ETH Zürich und den Universitäten Basel, Berlin und Konstanz ist er Direktor und Ordinarius am Institut für Politikwissenschaft der Universität Bern und Inhaber des dortigen Lehrstuhls für Politische Soziologie. Er ist Verfasser zahlreicher Beiträge zum sozialen und politischen Leben sowie zur politischen Psychologie in der Schweiz und im internationalen Vergleich.

 
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Danube:Future Interdisciplinary School Proceedings 2017

Edition Donau-Universität Krems


Global change processes, such as climate change, digitalization, migration movements and economic crises, are among the greatest challenges of our time and also shape the Danube macro-region as a specifically challenging region of Europe. As part of the Danube:Future Interdisciplinary School 2017 in Krems 28 PhD-students and young scientists from Alps-Adriatic Rectors’ Conference and the Danube Rectors’ Conference universities discussed these questions and developed research proposals within this broad context. These proceedings offer a comprehensive overview of the generated work.

The Danube:Future Interdisciplinary School is part of the Capacity Building Module of the Danube:Future project, a Flagship Project of the EUSDR – the European Union Strategy for the Danube Region, in the Priority Area Knowledge Society. Danube:Future is a joint network project of the Alps-Adriatic Rectors’ Conference and the Danube Rectors’ Conference. It aims at capacity building in the Danube River Basin (DRB) and at providing networking to aid the development common research projects for a sustainable future of the DRB.

 
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Alberta's Day Care Controversy

Athabasca University Press


Day care in Alberta has had a remarkably durable history as a controversial issue. Since the late 1950s, disputes over day care programs, policies, and funding have been a recurring feature of political life in the province. Alberta’s Day Care Controversy traces the development of day care policies and programs in Alberta, with particular emphasis on policy decisions and program initiatives that have provoked considerable debate and struggle among citizens. For most of Alberta’s first fifty years as a province, day care was treated as a private rather than a public issue. Beginning in the late 1950s, however, debates about day care began to appear regularly on the public record. Tom Langford brings to light the public controversies that occurred during the last four decades of the twentieth century and the first decade of the new millennium, placing contemporary issues in historical context and anticipating the elements of future policy struggles.

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“A carefully crafted, meticulously researched gem of a book exploring the history and intrigues of Alberta’s controversies and struggles concerning child care, focused on the period since the 1960s. ... [Tom Langford] makes these controversies lively, detailed, and personal. ... The themes that echo so strongly through political debates in this book are likely to be part of Canada’s future as well as Alberta’s past.”

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Tom Langford is an associate professor in the Department of Sociology at the University of Calgary. His research focuses on globalization, labour, and the politics of early learning and child care.

 
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Politische Ideengeschichte

UTB / Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht


Wie interpretiert man einen Text der politischen Theorie? Ist es bedeutsam, von wem oder für wen er geschrieben wurde? Oder geht es vor allem um die innere Struktur und die Wirkung auf den Leser?

Dieser Band stellt die wichtigsten Interpretationsansätze im Vergleich vor und wendet sie an zentralen Texten an. So entsteht echte Methodenkompetenz!

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Dr. Martin Beckstein ist Wissenschaftlicher Assistent am Lehrstuhl für Politische Philosophie der Universität Zürich (UZH).

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Prof. Dr. Ralph Weber ist Assistenzprofessor am Institut of European Global Studies an der Universität Basel und ist Studiengangsleiter.

 
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Green Management

Best of HR – Berufebilder.de®


CLIMATE PROTECTION AND KNOWLEDGE: With this book you support - documented - afforestation projects and digital neural machine learning translation, receive compact information and checklists from experts (overview and press reviews in the book preview) as well as advice proven in practice, which leads step by step to success - also thanks to add-on. Because ecological, sustainable commitment is particularly important for the success of companies in times of climate change. "Purpose instead of mission statement" is the motto. But even if social entrepreneurs are role models in this respect, employees as well as managers can actively contribute to environmental protection in the workplace themselves: whether energy-efficiently organized processes, the implementation of green workflows or environmental protection measures that also save costs in the long term: This book helps with implementation.

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Our publishing house has a special concept: You will find all authors in the detailed table of contents paired with information as desired, free onDemand-eCourses as add-on, and many more offers. Our books on job, hr, management, finance and life support are praised by press and customers – more in the book. Editor Simone Janson is a German Top-20-Blogger, bestselling author and was a columnist for renowned media - more in Wikipedia. We support neural machine learning with our AI-translation.

 
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Civil Strife against Local Governance

Verlag Barbara Budrich


Hardly a day goes by without South Africans going on a rampage over the provision of basic municipal services such as water, electricity, sanitation and other municipal obligations. This book connects the critical issue of community protests to the equally precarious issue of political trust in local governance in South Africa by using comparative analysis of grassroots activism in predominantly black communities and predominantly white communities.

 
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Politikwissenschaft

UTB GmbH | utb basics


Leichter Lernen mit System

Eine umfassende Einführung in das Fach Politikwissenschaft. Verständlich und anschaulich führen die Autoren in die drei zentralen Bereiche »Politische Theorie«, »Politisches System« und »Internationale Beziehungen« ein. Sie vermitteln die grundlegenden Begriffe und machen komplexe Theorieansätze auch für Studierende ohne Vorkenntnisse leicht nachvollziehbar.

Studierenden wird so eine schnelle Orientierung im Fach sowie ein darauf aufbauendes zielgerichtetes Studium ermöglicht.

utb basics: Lehrbücher mit einem klaren Konzept:

- Definitionen und Zusammenfassungen erleichtern das Lernen

- Tabellen und Abbildungen machen Fakten deutlich

- mit weiterführenden kommentierten Literaturangaben

- Lernkontrollfragen fördern das Verständnis

- ein Register bietet zusätzliche Orientierung

- ideal für die Prüfungsvorbereitung im Haupt und Nebenfach

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Prof. Dr. Wilhelm Hofmann lehrt Politikwissenschaft an der Technischen Universität München.

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Prof. Dr. Nicolai Dose leitet den Lehrstuhl für Politikwissenschaft und Verwaltungswissenschaft an der Universität Duisburg-Essen und ist Geschäftsführender Direktor des dortigen Instituts für Politikwissenschaft sowie des Rhein-Ruhr-Instituts für Sozialforschung und Politikberatung.

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Dr. Dieter Wolf ist wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter an der Universität Bremen.

 
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Adèle Hugo

Goose Lane Editions


When Victor Hugo died in 1885, the world was shocked to discover that he had a lone survivor: his daughter Adèle, incarcerated in an asylum for insane gentlewomen. Adèle Hugo was an accomplished, intelligent, and ambitious young woman whose potential shrank with every year she spent under her tyrannical father’s roof. At thirty-three, she fell desperately in love with an English soldier who quickly lost interest in everything about her except her money. Her obsession with him proved her undoing. In Adèle Hugo: La Misérable, Leslie Smith Dow recounts Adèle’s nine-year pursuit of her unwilling lover from Guernsey to Halifax to Barbados, her return to her father’s sphere by a former slave, and the progressive schizophrenia that finally incapacitated her. Smith Dow bases Adèle’s stranger-than-fiction history on her bizarre diaries, her family’s letters, and the testimony of eyewitnesses. In this new ebook-only edition, Leslie Smith Dow updates the saga of Adèle Hugo with the fascinating mystery of a painting attributed to the Impressionist master Édouard Manet. This painting came to light in an online auction around 2004. After the purchaser contacted Smith Dow for her opinion, the author and the painting’s new owner set out to determine whether the subject of the painting was Adèle Hugo, and whether it was indeed painted by Manet. Smith Dow’s new afterword recounts their sleuthing in dramatic style.

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"A very interesting and highly readable book. Leslie Smith Dow provides a thorough and imaginative interpretation of Adèle Hugo."

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"A fascinating story."

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"Adèle Hugo: La Misérable is elegantly written and concise. All good news, it must be said, for history and literature buffs alike."

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"Adèle Hugo: La Misérable is riveting. This book has themes and ideas and is written in plain, crisp sentences. Dow brings a much deeper feminist perspective to her rich and rounded telling of Adèle's story. It is a book well worth reading."

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"Leslie Smith Dow's Adèle Hugo: La Misérable is the intriguing story of one daughter's bizarre but ultimately hapless rebellion against the restrictions of her lot. La Misérable succeeds very well as the sympathetic portrait of a woman driven to freakish lengths in search of freedom."

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"Leslie Smith Dow has written in a very readable style the story of the fascinating and almost unbelievable life of Adèle Hugo. I highly recommend this book, especially to readers interested in women's issues and in psychology."

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"In this immensely readable book, Dow has captured with clarity and assurance the frustrations of being an upper-class woman in 19th-century French society. Fans of mystery, romance, and history will all enjoy a fast-paced and sympathetic portrait of a talented but troubled young woman."

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"Award-winning Ottawa author Leslie Smith Dow writes in a lucid and factual style that is as interesting and as readable as a well-written novel. The story she has pieced together from numerous sources is an astounding one. One of the most impressive features of Dow"s writing is the way in which she is able to present not only Adèle but also the events and people in her life in all their complexity."

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"Ce livre est presque le roman d'une vie, mais aussi une histoire qui nous fair voir le grand poète sous une lumière bein differente que celle à laquelle on est habitué."

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LESLIE SMITH DOW is an Ottawa-based author of print and eBooks, including the award-winning historical biographies Adèle Hugo: La Misérable and Anna Leonowens: A Life Beyond the King and I. A veteran journalist and freelance writer, she enjoys travel and reading improbable-but-true stories.

 
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So funktioniert direkte Demokratie

UTB GmbH


In diesem Buch werden Ursprünge, Einrichtungen und Verfahren der direkten Demokratie auf kompakte und verständliche Weise dargestellt und erklärt. Zunächst wird erläutert, was direkte Demokratie ist und welche Typen von Sachabstimmungen es gibt. Es folgt ein Kapitel über die Geschichte der direkten Demokratie. In Analogie zu einem Mannschaftsspiel werden die Spielregeln der direkten Demokratie in verschiedenen Staaten beschrieben, die Spieler vorgestellt und der Spielverlauf verfolgt, inklusive möglicher Fouls. Schließlich werden die Spielergebnisse beurteilt. Auch neue Themen wie der Gebrauch des Internets in Abstimmungskampagnen oder die Deutungshoheit über den «Volkswillen» werden behandelt.

Zahlreiche aktuelle Beispiele sowie 35 Abbildungen und Tabellen veranschaulichen und verdichten den Stoff.

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Prof. Dr. Silvano Moeckli ist emeritiert und lehrte Politikwissenschaft an der Universität St. Gallen und der Fachhochschule St. Gallen.

 
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