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Citizenship and Collective Identity in Europe

  10/02/2012       wodlier6      0 Comments

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Citizenship and Collective Identity in Europe
 
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Ireneusz Pawel Karolewski

This book is the first monograph to systematically explore the relationship between citizenship and collective identity in the European Union, integrating two fields of research citizenship and collective identity.Karolewski argues that various types of citizenship correlate with differing collective identities and demonstrates the link between citizenship and collective identity. He constructs three generic models of citizenship including the republican, the liberal and the caesarean citizenship to which he ascribes types of collective identity. Using a multidisciplinary approach, the book integrates concepts, theories and empirical findings from sociology (in the field of citizenship research), social psychology (in the field of collective identity), legal studies (in the chapter on the European Charter of Fundamental Rights), security studies (in the chapter on the politics of insecurity) and philosophy (in the chapter on pathologies of deliberation) to examine the current trends of European citizenship and European identity politics.This book will be of interest to students and scholars of European politics, political theory, political philosophy, sociology and social psychology.

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Tourism and Development in the Third World

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Tourism and Development in the Third World
 
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John Lea

What is the thruth behind the paradise beaches in travel brocures? What can a developing country do when one exotic holiday seems much like another, when political instability or environmental disaster can deter tourist for years, when the tourism industry slips into foreign control?Tourism and Development in the Third World assess the diverse social, economic, and environmental factors which impact on the Third World. Illustrating the analysis with cases which range across tourism in game parks, sex tours and the after-efects of political turmoil, the book explores ways of managing tourism as a resource and evaluates its long-term contribution towards national development.

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Brookings Papers on Economic Activity: Fall 2011

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Brookings Papers on Economic Activity: Fall 2011
 
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David H. Romer

Contents include- Recessions and the Costs of Job LossSteve Davis (University of Chicago) and Til von Wachter (Columbia University)- What Do Small Businesses Do?Erik Hurst and Benjamin Wild Pugsley (University of Chicago)- Unemployment Insurance and Job Search in the Great RecessionJesse Rothstein (University of California?Berkeley)- The Effects of Quantitative Easing on Interest Rates: Channels and Implications for PolicyArvind Krishnamurthy and Annette Vissing-Jorgenson (Northwestern University)- Practical Monetary Policy: Examples from Sweden and the United StatesLars E. O. Svensson (Sveriges Riksbank)- The Labor Market in the Great Recession --An Update to September 2011Michael. W. L. Elsby (University of Edinburgh), Bart Hobijn (Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco), Ayseg?l Sah?n (Federal Reserve Bank of New York), and Robert B. Valletta (Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco)- The Income- and Expenditure-Side Estimates of U.S. Output Growth --An Update to 2011Q2Jeremy J. Nalewaik (Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System)

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Fiscal Space: Policy Options for Financing Human Development

  10/02/2012       bscykocool      0 Comments

With the deadline for achieving the 2015 Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) less than a decade away, the uneven progress is raising important questions about the ability of the international community to scale up its efforts to finance the goals. Securing adequate financing for development has thus become the most pressing issue of the development agenda. This groundbreaking volume, by leading development economists and practitioners, addresses the central concern for policymakers involved in long term planning for the MDGs: how to create fiscal space for the MDGs and strengthen domestic resource mobilization for human development, while ensuring long-term sustainability and freedom from reliance on aid. By looking at the evidence with fresh perspectives, the authors present a novel approach by which fiscal policy can be made to work for the poor, for the long term. Published with UNDP and Revenue Watch.

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The Elysian Chronicles: A Prophecy Forgotten(Elysian Chronicles #1)

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The Elysian Chronicles: A Prophecy Forgotten(Elysian Chronicles #1)
 
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M.B. Weston

Guardian Angel Warfare When Major Davian, the most decorated soldier in the guardian angel military, is sent to earth to guard seven-year-old Tommy OConnor, he thinks the assignment is beneath him. However, he soon discovers three alarming and critical facts. *The fate of both Davians world and Earth is tied to Tommys life. *The demonic forces his people have been fighting are intent on possessing the boy. *A prophecy most of Davians people have forgotten indicates that the existence of the child will coincide with the rise of a traitor who will take over Davians homeland. Davian is torn between protecting Tommy at all costs and preventing the conspiracy of his fellow soldiers to seize power. The spiritual forces of legend are massing for war. The elite warriors of the Guardian Angels must act quickly to save those they protect and prepare for combat with their demonic enemies in the third great Battle for the City of Ezzer.

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China Song

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China Song
 
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Elizabeth Lane

Macao, China in 1839 is an exciting, exotic locale, but is being violently torn up by the ultimate clash of East and West, of godly corruption and heathen pride: the Opium Wars. Caught amid this upheaval is Kathleen Bellamy, blinded by fate but sensitive to the world around her. Even if she cannot see it, she can feel the turmoil in the air as it matches the conflict in her heart. Cheng Lo is the only man able to illuminate the dark depths of her soul. But she is, unfortunately, bound to her missionary father. Will their duties betray what their passions owe each other? Their love is forbidden and their future unseeable but Kathleens addiction to Cheng Lo is about to propel her into a world she can only imagine in her dreams.

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Ethics and the University

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Ethics and the University
 
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Michael Davis

Interesting read, particularly in regards to the difference between moral, institutional, and professional ethics. The second chapter introduces an interesting tension between academic freedom and ethics, which requires more detailed exploration. I liked the idea of interpretative communities for ethical discussion and in setting professional standards. Research ethics is classed as institutional ethics in the book, but seems actually to occupy a space somewhere between institutional and professional (discipline-based) ethics. The discussion on teaching ethics and the merits of a case-based approach is helpful in thinking about workshop design and how to approach teaching research ethics.

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San Antonio Spurs

  10/02/2012       ruTJleP      0 Comments

A simple but fact-packed overview of the San Antonio Spurs basketball team, covering their origins, their home court, famous players and coaches, and well-known plays throughout the teams history.

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Vocal Chamber Music, Second Edition: A Performers Guide

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Vocal Chamber Music, Second Edition: A Performers Guide
 
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Barbara Winchester

This invaluable resource is a revised edition of an essential index to vocal works composed for at least one solo voice and one instrument (other than piano or guitar) up to twelve solo voices and twelve solo instruments. The book includes a brief introduction on how to teach vocal chamber music, with tips on running a successful ensemble.Vocal Chamber Music: A Performers Guide, 2nd Edition is a much needed and important book for voice teachers, singers, music directors and music libraries, for information that is normally difficult to find and usually requires assembling from various sources.

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The Summer I Wasnt Me

  10/02/2012       emerson500      0 Comments

On principle, I support books with LGBT content because theres just not enough of them. And for the first 2/3s of the book, I thought this book was a cute, if lightweight, take on figuring out your identity and standing up for yourself. A couple of really serious things happened in the last third of the book that threw everything off, though, and I couldnt get past such traumatic subjects being handled so easily and swiftly and simplistically. Its fine to take TV-style shortcuts with relationships and fun, but Im not a fan of putting in things like abusive behavior without dealing with the real, no-shit physical and emotional and legal consequences of that.I did like that you saw different reasons for characters being at the de-gaying camp, including Lexis (even if dream girl Carolyns reason seemed pretty specious), and Matthew brought some much-needed humor and personality. My favorite part of the book is when theyre all going around introducing themselves, and he says (paraphrasing here), Hi! Im Matthew, Im 16, and I dont need a governess! Sound of Music-style. None of the characters are really that well fleshed out, though, we only know the barest minimum of backstory about all of them, including the main character. But overall, I really wish that the subjects that were introduced towards the end had been handled better. Or maybe not even included at all, as they seemed to be tonally pretty out of place from everything else that had happened until that point. (view spoiler)[Im happy for Lexis happy ending, though. Which I probably didnt need to put into a spoiler, but whatever. (hide spoiler)]

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