The Vision of the Anointed

Self-congratulation as a Basis for Social Policy
Author: Thomas Sowell
Publisher: Basic Books
Category: Political Science
Page: 305
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A critical examination of failed social policies, in particular the "politically correct" theory, identifies the mistakes that have penalized American education, criminal justice, and core families. 50,000 first printing. $40,000 ad/promo. Tour.

A Treasure Chest of Hidden History

Fun Facts and Serious Episodes That You May Have Missed In Your American History Class
Author: Rusty Glover
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1491814233
Category: History
Page: 298
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As a high school history teacher for the past 25 years, I have collected and read hundreds of books pertaining to my subjects taught. On the completion of each book, I would carefully take notes on the most interesting events, quotes, or interpretations that I felt would enhance instruction for my students. After filling numerous notepads of information on over 800 books, I contemplated a project of sharing my most interesting findings. The result of this twenty plus year project is this book. This book is divided into 16 chapters based on the various topics presented. Some chapters contain a small amount of entries such as Nicknames, Espionage, or Labor while chapters on the Presidents or quotes will fill over thirty pages. The first chapter puts emphasis on the role my home state of Alabama has played on the national scene. One chapter is entitled Miscellaneous – Odds and Ends due to the subject matter not fitting into any other classification.

Routledge Handbook of Public Policy

Author: Eduardo Araral
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 0415782457
Category: Political Science
Page: 528
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This Handbook provides a comprehensive global survey of the policy process. Written by an outstanding line up of distinguished scholars and practitioners, the Handbook covers all aspects of the policy process including: Theory – from rational choice to the new institutionalism Frameworks – network theory, advocacy coalition and development models Key stages in the process – Formulation, implementation and evaluation Agenda setting and decision making The roles of key actors and institutions This is an invaluable resource for all scholars, graduate students and practitioners in public policy and policy analysis.

The Case against Democracy

Author: Steven Michels
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1440802831
Category: Political Science
Page: 316
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The case for democracy is an intrinsic part of our political culture. This non-partisan book provides the other side of the story via well-researched history and current events that illuminate the theory and practice of democracy.

The Anti-Education Era

Creating Smarter Students through Digital Learning
Author: James Paul Gee
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 1137324112
Category: Education
Page: 256
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One of the first champions of the positive effects of gaming reveals the dark side of today's digital and social media Today's schools are eager to use the latest technology in the classroom, but rather than improving learning, the new e-media can just as easily narrow students' horizons. Education innovator James Paul Gee first documented the educational benefits of gaming a decade ago in his classic What Video Games Have to Teach Us About Learning and Literacy. Now, with digital and social media at the center of modern life, he issues an important warning that groundbreaking new technologies, far from revolutionizing schooling, can stymie the next generation's ability to resolve deep global challenges. The solution-and perhaps our children's future-lies in what Gee calls synchronized intelligence, a way of organizing people and their digital tools to solve problems, produce knowledge, and allow people to count and contribute. Gee explores important strategies and tools for today's parents, educators, and policy makers, including virtual worlds, artificial tutors, and ways to create collective intelligence where everyday people can solve hard problems. By harnessing the power of human creativity with interactional and technological sophistication we can finally overcome the limitations of today's failing educational system and solve problems in our high-risk global world. The Anti-Education Era is a powerful and important call to reshape digital learning, engage children in a meaningful educational experience, and bridge inequality.

Inconvenient Opinions

Author: Carl Wells
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 9781467043441
Category: History
Page: 260
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Inconvenient to whom? Inconvenient Opinions is an attempt to do some fresh thinking on a lot of topics--historical, religious, and miscellaneous. But to whom will these ideas be inconvenient? Not to the author, who is always happy as a clam. To the church? To his family? To authorities? Nope, nope, and nope. Then to whom will these ideas be inconvenient? Perhaps: to people who care about ideas, and who know that good ideas call forth an active response on the part of the hearer. So let's hope that the ideas in this book are good, and that the reader is inconvenienced in a useful way.

Ethics, Law, and Aging Review, Volume 7

Liability Issues and Risk Management in Caring for Older Persons
Author: Marshall B. Kapp, JD, MPH, FCLM
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780826115799
Category: Medical
Page: 230
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Health care and human service professionals often experience anxiety about potential adverse legal repercussions for actions taken or not taken in the course of caring for patients or clients. In this volume, professionally distinguished and diverse authors discuss both the real and perceived legal liability context within which health and human service delivery to older persons takes place. The benefits and costs of litigious, legislative, and regulatory interventions on the quality of care and the quality of life for recipients of geriatric services is evaluated. Most important, chapters present suggestions for ways to effectively reduce or manage legal risks and anxieties while improving patient care. This volume fills a gap in the literature by providing careful and accurate analysis of legal issues rarely translated into practical and useful advice for health care and human service professionals.

Corporate Governance Regulation

How Poor Management Is Destroying the Global Economy
Author: Nicholas V. Vakkur,Zulma J. Herrera
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118496361
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 288
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Why U.S. corporate governance regulation has lost its way, andwhat must be done to improve it Modern history persuasively demonstrates the inexorable linkthat binds comprehensive regulation to the global economy. Thisimportant book, rather than simply recount a litany of corporategovernance failures, persuasively explains why, despitepolicymakers' best intentions, regulation has failed in the modernera. An objective study intended for a diverse readership,Corporate Governance Regulation unveils the underlying, rootcauses of regulatory failure. The result: A compelling and originalanalysis, broadly suited for a global audience of allbackgrounds. Written by published, subject-area experts, the authorscarefully delineate how U.S. corporate governance regulation,beginning with Sarbanes Oxley, lacks an adequate rational basis, asmay be attributed to a non-existent policy dialogue The witnessed result: A conspicuous lack of regulatoryefficacy, enormous costs, coupled with paltry benefits The focus is upon reigniting a stalled, non-productive policydialogue, by eschewing stale, overly-polemicized arguments, asneeded to develop a common ground Drawing from an eclectic, analytic framework, governance expertsNicholas Vakkur and Zulma Herrera offer both the professional andglobal citizen alike a multi-dimensional understanding of issuescritical to global economic health. Nuanced and persuasivelyargued, Corporate Governance Regulation represents aformidable catalyst in the elusive, ongoing quest for globaleconomic stability.

The Blank Slate

The Modern Denial of Human Nature
Author: Steven Pinker
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101200322
Category: Psychology
Page: 528
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A brilliant inquiry into the origins of human nature. "Sweeping, erudite, sharply argued, and fun to read..also highly persuasive." -Time Now updated with a new afterword One of the world's leading experts on language and the mind explores the idea of human nature and its moral, emotional, and political colorings. With characteristic wit, lucidity, and insight, Pinker argues that the dogma that the mind has no innate traits-a doctrine held by many intellectuals during the past century-denies our common humanity and our individual preferences, replaces objective analyses of social problems with feel-good slogans, and distorts our understanding of politics, violence, parenting, and the arts. Injecting calm and rationality into debates that are notorious for ax-grinding and mud-slinging, Pinker shows the importance of an honest acknowledgment of human nature based on science and common sense.

Identity, Learning, and Decision Making in Changing Organizations

Author: Charles Ransom Schwenk
Publisher: Praeger Pub Text
ISBN: 9781567204681
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 201
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From his own research and others' into management decision making and the literature on cognitive and social psychology, Schwenk shows how personal and organizational identity affect people within organizations. His purpose: to help managers at all levels relate to their organizations, and to provide them with new, and improved ways to adapt to today's demands for instant, defensible decisions.

Library Journal

Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
Category: Libraries
Page: N.A
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Includes, beginning Sept. 15, 1954 (and on the 15th of each month, Sept.-May) a special section: School library journal, ISSN 0000-0035, (called Junior libraries, 1954-May 1961). Also issued separately.

Culture Wars: M - Z

Author: Roger Chapman
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780765617613
Category: Culture conflict
Page: 724
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Although openness and inclusion are cornerstones of life in the United States, intolerance and reactionary politics are also very real. As the nation prepares to elect a new president, "The Culture Wars" addresses the key defining issues of contemporary American society through the lens of political and social controversy.Featuring hundreds of A-Z entries and numerous photos, the set examines the history and relevance of the issues, events, controversies, personalities, groups, and concepts that have contributed to the political and social polarization of American society over recent decades. It details hot-button topics as well as the role of the media in defining and shaping these issues - everything from abortion, the Christian Coalition, the environmental movement, feminism, and gay rights, to illegal aliens, pornography, stem-cell research, Watergate, and zero tolerance.

Aus den Ruinen des Empires

Die Revolte gegen den Westen und der Wiederaufstieg Asiens
Author: Pankaj Mishra
Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag
ISBN: 3104027463
Category: History
Page: 448
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Asiens Antwort auf den westlichen Imperialismus: »Provokant, beschämend und überzeugend« The Times Nachdem die letzten Erben des Mogul-Reiches getötet und der Sommerpalast in Peking zerstört war, schien die asiatische Welt vom Westen besiegt. Erstmals erzählt der Essayist und Schriftsteller Pankaj Mishra, wie in dieser Situation Intellektuelle in Indien, China und Afghanistan eine Fülle an Ideen entwickelten, die zur Grundlage für ein neues Asien wurden. Sie waren es, die Mao und Gandhi inspirierten und neue Strömungen des Islam anregten. Von hier aus nahmen die verschiedenen Länder ihren jeweiligen Weg in die Moderne. Unterhaltsam und eindringlich schildert Pankaj Mishra die Entstehung des antikolonialen Denkens und seine Folgen. Ein Buch, das einen völlig neuen Blick auf die Geschichte der Welt bietet und den Schlüssel liefert, um das heutige Asien zu verstehen. »Brillant. Mishra spiegelt den tradierten westlichen Blick auf Asien zurück. Moderne Geschichte, wie sie die Mehrheit der Weltbevölkerung erfahren hat - von der Türkei bis China. Großartig.« Orhan Pamuk »Lebendig ... fesselnd ... ›Aus den Ruinen des Empires‹ hat die Kraft, nicht nur zu belehren, sondern zu schockieren.« Mark Mazower, Financial Times