This book describes the attempts that have been made to achieve an educational policy relevant to those most disadvantaged in our society; examines the different ways in which sociologists have conceptualized the related problems; and evaluates the success of the policy. He suggests that we are in need both of a more realistically defined view of what schools can do and a concerted official approach to compensatory policy.
An account of astrology from its beginnings in Mesopotamia, focusing on the Greco-Roman world, Ancient Astrology examines the theoretical development and changing social and political role of astrology.
Only in New York can one battle an Outer God and later, if one lives to tell about it, have a drink in the speakeasy belt. If you can investigate here, you can investigate anywhere!The minds behind such Classic Call of Cthulhu® game titles as New Tales of the Miskatonic Valley and More Adventures in Arkham Country are proud to present Tales of the Sleepless City. This is a collection of 1920s era Call of Cthulhu scenarios that could only be set in New York. The Big Apple is practically a character in each of these pieces: investigate a strange explosion on the subway, disappearances in Hells Kitchen, a murder in Harlem, and much more.Tales of the Sleepless City is chock full of great talent! The scenario contents of this book are:To Awaken What Never Sleeps by Dan HarmsThe Terror from the Museum by Brian SammonsThe Fishers of Men by Charles Michael HurstThe Tenement by Oscar RiosA Night at the Opera by Mikael HedbergÉrtóng hé Kūqì de Mǔqīn (The Child and the Weeping Mother) by Tom Lynch & Scott David Aniolowski
The Silent Rain contains 108 poems that express a myriad of ideas and many passionate works that will bring an emergence within the heart and mind of those who dream about the possibilities that exist in life. The Silent Rain will help you to realize life is more than just the routine; it is also about our connections to others, their experiences and perspectives, and the world within us.
Curtis P. Haugtvedt
Online Consumer Psychology addresses many of the issues created by the Internet and goes beyond the topic of advertising and the Web to include topics such as customization, site design, word of mouth processes, and the study of consumer decision making while online.The theories and research methods help provide greater insight into the processes underlying consumer behavior in online environments.Broken into six sections, this book:focuses on community and looks at the Internets ability to bring like-minded individuals from around the world into one forum; examines issues related to advertising, specifically click-through rates and advertising content placed within gaming online and wireless networks; provides readers with reasons why consumers customize products and the benefits of customization; discusses the psychological effects of site design; asks the question of whether the Internet empowers consumers to make better decisions; and discusses research tools that can be used online.
In the course of its development the EU has had to deal with an expanding policy agenda, covering ever more subjects and an increased diversity of instruments. It has also had to deal with an increased number of member states and an extended range of partners (regional authorities, non governmental organisations). These developments have greatly increased the risk of inconsistencies between the various policies pursued and between the various levels of competence for the same policy. Inconsistent policies are less effective than they ought to be. So, they imply a welfare loss.The EU has tried to cope with the challenge of consistency by adapting its governance. Traditionally it uses mainly the regulatory method. The effectiveness of this method has recently come into question. So alternative methods are now favoured. One is the financial method; which implies more expenditure via the EU budget. The other is coordination. The application of both methods has certain advantages and disadvantages. The problem for policy makers is then to determine the choice between the modes first and the optimal level of budgetary and coordination efforts next. Notwithstanding its obvious policy relevance the problem has got little attention from academia.This book sets out to contribute to a solution by following two approaches. The first is a systematisation of the theoretical and conceptual underpinnings of the financial and coordination methods. The second is an empirical investigation into a range of European policy processes, implying to different degrees budgetary outlays and coordination.
Philosophical Propositions is a fresh, up to date, and reliable introduction to philosophical problems. It takes seriously the need for philosophy to deal with definitive and statable propositions, such as God, certainty, time, personal identity, the mind/body problem, free will and determinism, and the meaning of life.
Dangerous Classes provides an authoritative and much needed critical review of British and American debates about the underclass, set in the context of historical material and policy developments.
Magic has always been a widespread phenomenon in Greek Society, starting from Homer s Circe (the first evil witch in western history) and extending to the pervasive belief in the evil eye in the twenty-first century Greece. Indeed, magic is probably the most ancient and durable among social and religious phenomena known to classical and other scholars, and it can be traced over a span of some three millennia in sources in the Greek language as well as in an impressive range of visual and other media. For instance, curse tablets from fourth-century B.C. Athens, the medico-magical gems of late antiquity, early Christian amulets, and various exorcism prayers from the medieval and later periods.Organised chronologically, the intriguing panorama offered by this book guides the reader through the ancient, medieval, modern and even contemporary periods, highlighting the traditions, ideologies and methods of magic in each period of Greek history. It brings together the latest insights from a range of experts from various disciplines: classicists, art historians, archaeologists, legal historians and social anthropologists amongst others.