The Benefit of Broad Horizons

Intellectual and Institutional Preconditions for a Global Social Science
Author: Hans Joas,Barbro Klein
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9004192840
Category: History
Page: 434
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More than perhaps anybody else in the world, the Swedish social scientist Björn Wittrock has contributed - both on the intellectual and institutional level - to making a truly global science possible. This book is devoted to an appreciation of his contributions.

The Oxford Handbook of Value Theory


Author: Iwao Hirose,Jonas Olson
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0190221437
Category: Philosophy
Page: 608
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Value theory, or axiology, looks at what things are good or bad, how good or bad they are, and, most fundamentally, what it is for a thing to be good or bad. Questions about value and about what is valuable are important to moral philosophers, since most moral theories hold that we ought to promote the good (even if this is not the only thing we ought to do). This Handbook focuses on value theory as it pertains to ethics, broadly construed, and provides a comprehensive overview of contemporary debates pertaining not only to philosophy but also to other disciplines-most notably, political theory and economics. The Handbook's twenty-two newly commissioned chapters are divided into three parts. Part I: Foundations concerns fundamental and interrelated issues about the nature of value and distinctions between kinds of value. Part II: Structure concerns formal properties of value that bear on the possibilities of measuring and comparing value. Part III: Extensions, finally, considers specific topics, ranging from health to freedom, where questions of value figure prominently.

Social Theory and Regional Studies in the Global Age


Author: Saïd Amir Arjomand
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 1438451598
Category: Political Science
Page: 496
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A pioneering approach to social theory that rectifies overreliance on Western historical experience of development and modernization. In this pioneering volume, leading international scholars argue for the development of a new approach to social theory that draws on regional studies for the conduct of comparative analysis in the global age. Social Theory and Regional Studies in the Global Age moves beyond facile generalizations based on the historical experience of modernization in the West by highlighting differences rather than similarities and contrasts rather than commonalities, and by examining civilizational processes and culturally specific developmental patterns distinctive of different world regions. Essays combine comparative and historical sociology with civilizational analysis and the study of multiple and alternative modernities. Different patterns of modernization are compared within the framework of global/local compressed communication and interaction that results from globalization. The introductory chapter puts the present effort in the context of the seminal work of three generations of comparative sociologists, and what follows is a penetrating analysis of modernization and globality, opening the way for rectifying the erasure of the historical experience of a very sizeable portion of humankind from the foundation of social theory.

West's federal supplement. Second series


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Therese Raquin


Author: Emile Zola
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1440657483
Category: Fiction
Page: 240
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In a dingy apartment on the Passage du Pont-Neuf in Paris, Thérèse Raquin is trapped in a loveless marriage to her sickly cousin, Camille. The numbing tedium of her life is suddenly shattered when she embarks on a turbulent affair with her husband’s earthy friend Laurent, but their animal passion for each other soon compels the lovers to commit a crime that will haunt them forever. Thérèse Raquin caused a scandal when it appeared in 1867 and brought its twenty-seven-year-old author a notoriety that followed him throughout his life. Zola’s novel is not only an uninhibited portrayal of adultery, madness, and ghostly revenge, but also a devastating exploration of the darkest aspects of human existence. Robin Buss's translation superbly conveys Zola's fearlessly honest and matter-of-fact style, combining fidelity to Zola's idiosyncrasies with easy fluency in English Introduction discusses Zola's life and literary career and the influence of art, literature, and science on his writing Includes the preface to the author's second edition of 1868, chronology, suggestions for further reading, and notes

The Global Lincoln


Author: Richard Carwardine,Jay Sexton
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199831505
Category: History
Page: 344
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Perhaps more than any other American, Abraham Lincoln has become a global figure, one who spoke--and continues to speak--to people across the world. Karl Marx judged Lincoln "the single-minded son of the working class"; Tolstoy reported his fame in the Caucasus; Tomas Masaryk, the first president of Czechoslovakia, drew strength as "the Lincoln of Central Europe"; racially-mixed, republican "Lincoln brigades" fought in the Spanish Civil War; and, more recently, statesmen ranging from Gordon Brown to Pervez Musharraf to Barack Obama have invoked Lincoln in support of their respective agendas. This fascinating volume brings together leading historians from around the world to explore Lincoln's international legacy. The authors examine the meaning and image of Lincoln in many places and across continents, ranging from Germany to Japan, India to Ireland, Africa and Asia to Argentina and the American South. The book reveals that at the heart of Lincoln's global celebrity were his political principles, his record of successful executive leadership in wartime, his role as the "Great Emancipator," and his resolute defense of popular government. Yet the "Global Lincoln" has been a malleable and protean figure, one who is forever being redefined to meet the needs of those who invoke him. The first study of Lincoln's global legacy, this book tells the unknown and remarkable story of the world-wide impact of one of America's great presidents.

The Current Digest of the Soviet Press


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Category: Russian newspapers
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Universal Access. Theoretical Perspectives, Practice, and Experience

7th ERCIM International Workshop on User Interfaces for All, Paris, France, October 24-25, 2002, Revised Papers
Author: Noelle Carbonell,Constantine Stephanidis,European Research Consortium for Informatics and Mathematics
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3540008551
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 534
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This book constitutes the thoroughly refereed post-proceedings of the 7th ERCIM Workshop on User Interfaces for All, held in Paris, France, in October 2002. The 40 revised full papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected during two rounds of refereeing and revision. The papers are organized in topical sections on user interfaces for all: accessibility issues, user interfaces for all: design and assessment, towards an information society for all, novel interaction paradigms: new modalities and dialogue style, novel interaction paradigms: accessibility issues, and mobile computing: design and evaluation.

Competitive Advantage of Nations

Creating and Sustaining Superior Performance
Author: Michael E. Porter
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781451651492
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 896
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Now beyond its eleventh printing and translated into twelve languages, Michael Porter’s The Competitive Advantage of Nations has changed completely our conception of how prosperity is created and sustained in the modern global economy. Porter’s groundbreaking study of international competitiveness has shaped national policy in countries around the world. It has also transformed thinking and action in states, cities, companies, and even entire regions such as Central America. Based on research in ten leading trading nations, The Competitive Advantage of Nations offers the first theory of competitiveness based on the causes of the productivity with which companies compete. Porter shows how traditional comparative advantages such as natural resources and pools of labor have been superseded as sources of prosperity, and how broad macroeconomic accounts of competitiveness are insufficient. The book introduces Porter’s “diamond,” a whole new way to understand the competitive position of a nation (or other locations) in global competition that is now an integral part of international business thinking. Porter's concept of “clusters,” or groups of interconnected firms, suppliers, related industries, and institutions that arise in particular locations, has become a new way for companies and governments to think about economies, assess the competitive advantage of locations, and set public policy. Even before publication of the book, Porter’s theory had guided national reassessments in New Zealand and elsewhere. His ideas and personal involvement have shaped strategy in countries as diverse as the Netherlands, Portugal, Taiwan, Costa Rica, and India, and regions such as Massachusetts, California, and the Basque country. Hundreds of cluster initiatives have flourished throughout the world. In an era of intensifying global competition, this pathbreaking book on the new wealth of nations has become the standard by which all future work must be measured.

Handbook of Research on New Venture Creation


Author: Kevin Hindle,Kim Klyver
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
ISBN: 085793306X
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 416
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This comprehensive Handbook provides an essential analysis of new venture creation research. the eminent contributors critically discuss and explore the current literature as well as suggest improvements to the field. They reveal a strong sense of both the 'state-of-the-art' (what has and has not been done in new venture creation research) and the 'state-of-the-could-be' (future directions the field should take to improve knowledge). the Handbook comprises nineteen chapters divided into four main sections: setting the agenda; theoretical perspectives; data and measurements; and new venture creation through contextual lenses. This path-breaking Handbook has allowed experienced new venture researchers to tell the world not only where the field has been, but also where it should be going. Their responses have provided an insightful and stimulating resource that will be of great practical value to researchers working in this vital and rapidly expanding subject. Students and practitioners interested in understanding leading edge thinking in the field of new venture creation will also find this Handbook invaluable.

Engineering and Environmental Challenges:

Technical Symposium on Earth Systems Engineering
Author: National Academy of Engineering
Publisher: National Academies Press
ISBN: 0309084156
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 130
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Dealing with the challenges presented by climate change or rapid urban development require cooperation and expertise from engineering, social and natural sciences. Earth systems engineering is an emerging area of multidisclinary study that takes a holistic view of natural and human system interactions to better understand complex systems. It seeks to develop methods and tools that enable technically sound and ethically wise decisions. Engineering and Environmental Challenges presents the proceedings of a National Academy of Engineering public symposium on Earth systems engineering.

Worlds of Autism

Across the Spectrum of Neurological Difference
Author: Joyce Davidson,Michael Orsini
Publisher: U of Minnesota Press
ISBN: 145294024X
Category: Education
Page: 368
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Since first being identified as a distinct psychiatric disorder in 1943, autism has been steeped in contestation and controversy. Present-day skirmishes over the potential causes of autism, how or even if it should be treated, and the place of Asperger’s syndrome on the autism spectrum are the subjects of intense debate in the research community, in the media, and among those with autism and their families. Bringing together innovative work on autism by international scholars in the social sciences and humanities, Worlds of Autism boldly challenges the deficit narrative prevalent in both popular and scientific accounts of autism spectrum disorders, instead situating autism within an abilities framework that respects the complex personhood of individuals with autism. A major contribution to the emerging, interdisciplinary field of critical autism studies, this book is methodologically and conceptually broad. Its authors explore the philosophical questions raised by autism, such as how it complicates neurotypical understandings of personhood; grapple with the politics that inform autism research, treatment, and care; investigate the diagnosis of autism and the recognition of difference; and assess representations of autism and stories told by and about those with autism. From empathy, social circles, and Internet communities to biopolitics, genetics, and diagnoses, Worlds of Autism features a range of perspectives on autistic subjectivities and the politics of cognitive difference, confronting society’s assumptions about those with autism and the characterization of autism as a disability. Contributors: Dana Lee Baker, Washington State U; Beatrice Bonniau, Paris Descartes U; Charlotte Brownlow, U of Southern Queensland, Australia; Kristin Bumiller, Amherst College; Brigitte Chamak, Paris Descartes U; Kristina Chew, Saint Peter’s U, New Jersey; Patrick McDonagh, Concordia U, Montreal; Stuart Murray, U of Leeds; Majia Holmer Nadesan, Arizona State U; Christina Nicolaidis, Portland State U; Lindsay O'Dell, Open U, London; Francisco Ortega, State U of Rio de Janeiro; Mark Osteen, Loyola U, Maryland; Dawn Eddings Prince; Dora Raymaker; Sara Ryan, U of Oxford; Lila Walsh.

Report of the Department of Mines for the Year ...


Author: Western Australia. Dept. of Mines
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Mines and mineral resources
Page: N.A
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Manufacturing and Investment Around the World

An International Survey of Factors Affecting Growth and Performance
Author: Industrial Systems Research
Publisher: Industrial Systems Research
ISBN: 0906321603
Category: Business & Economics
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This book is a comprehensive cross-national examination of modernization and development in manufacturing. The focus is on the nature and sources of the important variations that occur internationally in growth, competitiveness, and attractiveness to foreign direct investors. The study begins with an overview of existing published research on general manufacturing development before turning to particular key aspects. It compares production and investment in a range of Western and non-Western countries. It also presents case studies of growth and performance in major industries and sectors. CONTENTS: 1. MANUFACTURING & INVESTMENT AROUND THE WORLD: INTRODUCTION & OVERVIEW 2. MANUFACTURING GROWTH & PERFORMANCE: A REVIEW OF RESEARCH FINDINGS 3. MANUFACTURING IN WESTERN COUNTRIES: INTERNATIONAL COMPARISONS 4. MANUFACTURING IN NON-WESTERN COUNTRIES: INTERNATIONAL COMPARISONS 5. INTERNATIONAL TRADE, MARKETS & DEMAND TRENDS 6. FINANCE & INVESTMENT IN MANUFACTURING 7. INDUSTRIAL MANUFACTURING FACILITIES & SERVICES

Annual Report - Geological Survey of Western Australia


Author: Geological Survey of Western Australia
Publisher: N.A
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Category: Geology
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Intermodernism


Author: Kristin Bluemel
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
ISBN: 0748688560
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 264
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This collection of original critical essays, newly available in paperback, launches an ambitious, long-term project marking out a new period and style in twentieth-century literary history.

New Horizons in Electrochemical Science and Technology


Author: Committee on Electrochemical aspects of Energy Conservation and Production,National Materials Advisory Board,Commission on Engineering and Technical Systems,Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences,National Research Council
Publisher: National Academies Press
ISBN: 0309581826
Category: Science
Page: 140
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Modern technology depends heavily on advances in the electrochemical field, but this field may not be receiving the research attention and funding it needs. This new book addresses this issue. It reviews the status of current electrchemical knowledge, recommends areas of future research and development, identifies new technological opportunities in electrochemistry, delineates opportunities for interdisciplinary research, and outlines the socioeconomic impact of electrochemical advances.

The Monthly Digest of Tax Articles


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Age Shock

How Finance is Failing Us
Author: Robin Blackburn
Publisher: Verso
ISBN: 9781844670130
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 328
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The last few years have shown how badly the financial services industry performs as a custodian of savings and pension funds. The "skimming" of US mutual funds, the see-saw of the stock markets and a string of business scandals from Enron to Parmalat have wiped billions from the savings of employees on both sides of the Atlantic. They have also exposed the absence of responsibility at the heart of what Robin Blackburn calls 'grey capitalism.' Here, Blackburn takes forward the argument of his acclaimed Banking on Death and explains why attempts to meet the costs of the ageing society through a proliferation of financial products are doomed to fail and have a host of unfortunate side-effects. In fact, 'financial engineering,' as it is called, has enabled corporations to escape taxation while allowing a new breed of chief executive to accumulate extravagant fortunes at the expense of shareholder and employee alike. The author does not just expose problems, however; he also explores solutions. Blackburn identifies new sources of pension finance–especially ways of ensuring that corporations make a real contribution–and sketches the shape of a progressive and responsible pension fund regime, embracing all citizens and accountable to them.

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