State Fragility, State Formation, and Human Security in by M. Okome

By M. Okome

because the Nineties, makes an attempt at democratic transition have generated hopes for 'civil society' in addition to ambivalence in regards to the nation. The interdisciplinary reviews accrued the following discover this dynamic throughout the complicated interactions of country fragility, self-help, and self-organization in Nigeria. Nigeria stands as a very fascinating case, as its multifaceted associational lifestyles extends a ways past civil society organisations (CSOs) and non-governmental enterprises (NGOs): as this quantity unearths, there's a 'third zone' of Nigerian society encompassing every little thing from neighborhood self-help courses to ethno-religious affiliations to militias. a few of these formations have slender, pragmatic goals, whereas others have an specific socio-cultural or political time table; so much might be understood as compensating for the state's failure to bring companies and retain regulatory frameworks. by way of interpreting the emergence of broader types of civil society, this quantity considers their successes whereas additionally assessing their expenses and contradictions.

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State Capture, Political Risks and International Business: by Johannes Leitner,Hannes Meissner

By Johannes Leitner,Hannes Meissner

In the OECD-area states supply protection company to be performed via a legal-institutional framework the place kingdom associations, operating in a legal-rational, predictable and potent demeanour, are frequently taken with no consideration. around the globe, but the state of affairs is particularly varied. inner most actors grab public associations and techniques amassing ever extra strength and personal wealth through systematically abusing, side-stepping, ignoring and tailoring formal associations to slot their pursuits. Such sorts of ‘state trap’ are linked to particular political dangers overseas companies are faced with whilst working in those international locations, akin to institutional ambiguity, systematic favouritism and systemic corruption.

This edited quantity covers kingdom trap, political hazards and foreign enterprise from the views of Political technological know-how and foreign enterprise reviews. Uniting theoretical ways and empirical insights, it examines Azerbaijan, Armenia, Georgia, Ukraine, Moldova, Romania, Bulgaria and Turkey. every one bankruptcy bargains with state particular kinds of kingdom catch and the linked political hazards bridging the distance among political research and company comparable affects.

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All Sides to an Oval: Properties, Parameters, and by Angelo Alessandro Mazzotti

By Angelo Alessandro Mazzotti

This is the one e-book devoted to the Geometry of Polycentric Ovals. It comprises challenge fixing structures and mathematical formulation. For someone drawn to drawing or spotting an oval, this ebook provides all of the useful development and calculation instruments. greater than 30 uncomplicated building difficulties are solved, with references to Geogebra animation movies, plus the answer to the body challenge and strategies to the Stadium Problem.

A bankruptcy (co-written with Margherita Caputo) is devoted to fully new hypotheses at the undertaking of Borromini’s oval dome of the church of San Carlo alle Quattro Fontane in Rome. one other one offers the case examine of the Colosseum for instance of ovals with 8 centres.

The publication is exclusive and new in its variety: unique contributions upload as much as approximately 60% of the complete publication, the remainder being taken from released literature (and generally from different paintings by way of an identical author).

The basic viewers is: architects, picture designers, commercial designers, structure historians, civil engineers; additionally, the systematic approach within which the publication is organised can make it a better half to a textbook on descriptive geometry or on CAD.

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Spheres of Reason: New Essays in the Philosophy of by Simon Robertson

By Simon Robertson

Spheres of cause contains 9 unique essays at the philosophy of normativity, written via a mix of the world over well known and up-and-coming philosophers operating on the vanguard of the subject. On one vast construal the normative sphere issues norms, necessities, oughts, purposes, reasoning, rationality, justification, price. those notions play a imperative position in either daily idea and philosophical enquiry; yet there is still considerable
disagreement approximately the way to comprehend normativity — its nature, metaphysical and epistemological bases — and the way diversified facets of normative concept hook up with each other. in addition to exploring conventional and ongoing matters principal to our realizing of normativity — particularly these pertaining to reasons,
reasoning and rationality — the volume's essays boost new ways to and views within the box. particularly, they make a well timed and unique contribution to normativity because it positive factors throughout all the useful, epistemic and affective areas of notion, together with the real factor of the way normativity because it applies to motion, trust and feeling may perhaps (or would possibly not) be attached. In doing so, the essays have interaction subject matters in the philosophy of brain and motion, epistemology, normative
ethics and metaethics. With an editor's advent delivering a finished and available history to the topic, Spheres of cause is vital examining to someone attracted to the character of normativity and the bearing it has on human thought.

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The Contemporary American President by Robert E DiClerico

By Robert E DiClerico

Debuting in its first variation , The modern American President explores the capability and barriers of presidential impression in instances of emerging public expectation for the workplace and the declining skill of presidents to fulfill it. It makes a speciality of six significant parts in regards to the presidency - choice, energy, responsibility, choice making, character, and management - and deals an appreciation of the demanding situations of the place of work because the establishment makes an attempt to operate in an more and more arguable political environment.

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Relational Remembering: Rethinking the Memory Wars (Feminist by Sue Campbell

By Sue Campbell

Tracing the influence of the 'memory wars' on technological know-how and tradition, Relational Remembering deals a energetic philosophical problem to the modern skepticism approximately reminiscence that's their legacy. Campbell's paintings presents a detailed conceptual research of the techniques used to problem women's thoughts, relatively these intended to impress a normal social alarm approximately suggestibility. Sue Campbell argues that we won't come to an sufficient realizing of the character and price of reminiscence via a distorted view of rememberers. the damaging stereotypes of women's passivity and instability that experience repopulated discussions of abuse have led many theorists to treat the social dimensions of remembering basically negatively, as a risk or contaminant to reminiscence integrity. Such versions of reminiscence can't aid us seize the character of harms associated with oppression, as those types suggest that modified team understandings of the earlier are incompatible with the integrity of non-public reminiscence. Campbell makes use of the fake reminiscence debates to shield a feminist reconceptualization of private reminiscence as relational, social, and topic to politics. reminiscence is analyzed as a posh of cognitive skills and social/narrative actions the place one's luck or failure as a rememberer is either suffering from one's social position and has profound ramifications for one's cultural prestige as an ethical agent.

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Autonomous Nature: Problems of Prediction and Control From by Carolyn Merchant

By Carolyn Merchant

Autonomous Nature investigates the historical past of nature as an energetic, usually unruly strength in stress with nature as a rational, logical order from precedent days to the clinical Revolution of the 17th century. besides next advances in mechanics, hydrodynamics, thermodynamics, and electromagnetism, nature got here to be perceived as an orderly, rational, actual global that may be engineered, managed, and controlled. Autonomous Nature specializes in the heritage of unpredictability, why it was once an issue for the traditional international in the course of the clinical Revolution, and why it's a challenge for this day. The paintings is decided within the context of vignettes approximately unpredictable occasions similar to the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius, the Bubonic Plague, the Lisbon Earthquake, and efforts to appreciate and are expecting the elements and typical failures. This ebook is a perfect textual content for classes at the setting, environmental heritage, historical past of technology, or the philosophy of science.

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Higher Geography for CfE: Global Issues by Ian Geddes,Calum Campbell

By Ian Geddes,Calum Campbell

The in simple terms textbook to pay attention to the 3 most well liked techniques in Unit three of the CfE better Geography direction, absolutely recommended via SQA.
This publication is an entire advisor to the preferred recommendations within the international matters Unit of the better Geography direction, which debts for 30% of the marks within the exterior exam.
- Blends theoretical content material and strategies with specified information on sensible aspects
- deals geographical views on environmental and social concerns and their significance
- Encourages scholars to have interaction with their setting and strengthen an curiosity in, knowing of, and crisis for the surroundings and sustainable development
- presents examination kind questions in each bankruptcy and new, modern case experiences and exemplars
for a clean and inspirational exam of famous geographical themes
The 3 subject matters lined are River Basin Management, Development and Health and Global weather Change.
A spouse quantity, Higher Geography for CfE: actual and Human Environments, offers fabric for devices 1 and a couple of of the course.

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Spatial Management of Risks by Gerard Brugnot

By Gerard Brugnot

Spatial research is an more and more vital software for detecting and fighting quite a few threat and trouble phenomena corresponding to floods in a geographical quarter. This booklet concentrates on examples of prevention but additionally supplies main issue keep an eye on recommendation and functional case studies.  a few chapters deal with city purposes during which vulnerabilities are focused in quarter; others handle extra rural components with extra scattered phenomena.

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Hard Truths by Elijah Millgram

By Elijah Millgram

Hard Truths is a groundbreaking new paintings within which famous thinker Elijah Millgram advances a brand new method of fact and its position in our daily reasoning.

  • Takes up the demanding truths of actual reasoning and attracts out their implications for good judgment and metaphysics
  • Introduces and takes factor with prevailing perspectives of the aim of fact and how we cause, together with deflationism approximately fact, attainable worlds remedies of modality, and antipsychologism in philosophy of logic
  • Develops philosophically bold rules in a mode available to non-specialists
  • Will make us reconsider where of metaphysics in our day-by-day lives

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