UK Government & Politics Annual Update 2017


Author: Neil McNaughton
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1471868001
Category: Political Science
Page: 72
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Topical, up-to-date and essential reading for exam success. Featuring information and analysis of recent events in UK politics, UK Government & Politics Annual Update provides you with topical material to draw on for tasks throughout your course, and for answering examination questions. Written by an experienced teacher and examiner and edited by an acknowledged expert in the field of UK politics, this is the book you need if you are aiming for the highest grades. - Reviews all the key events and developments in UK politics that you need to know - Up-to-date examples and data to help you present knowledgeable and persuasive arguments - Written by an experienced teacher and examiner who knows what you need to know to get your top grades - The perfect update for your textbook, bringing you right up to date with all the topical material you need to achieve your best in your exams Contents Chapter 1 The EU referendum: why did 'Leave' win? Chapter 2 Referendums: a triumph for popular democracy or a flawed democratic process? Chapter 3 Theresa May: how and why did she become prime minister? Chapter 4 David Cameron: a verdict on his premiership Chapter 5 Brexit: will it lead to the break-up of the United Kingdom? Chapter 6 The Labour Party: time to split? Chapter 7 The 2016 elections to devolved administrations: does PR work? Chapter 8 Elected mayors: a new start for local democracy? Chapter 9 The Liberal Democrats: do they have a future? Chapter 10 Public opinion polls: time for regulation?

UK Government & Politics Annual Update 2018


Author: Neil McNaughton
Publisher: Philip Allan
ISBN: 1510415777
Category: Political Science
Page: 72
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Topical reading essential for exam success. - Review all the key developments in UK politics from the last year, with expert analysis you can draw on both throughout your course and in the exams - Go beyond your textbooks to build a bank of up-to-date examples and data, helping you develop knowledgeable and persuasive arguments - Know how to hit the highest grades with guidance from experienced teachers and authors, Neil McNaughton and Eric Magee Contents Chapter 1: The 2017 general election: an earthquake or just a tremor? Chapter 2: After the 2017 general election: governing without a majority Chapter 3: City and regional mayors: how much power do they really have? Chapter 4: The Central Executive: what happened to collective responsibility? Chapter 5: Pluralism: Does social media enhance or threaten democracy? Chapter 6: The Supreme Court: is it too powerful? Chapter 7: Pressure groups: three contemporary case studies (the Fawcett Society, the Taxpayers' Alliance, UK Finance) Chapter 8: Time for a British Bill of Rights? Chapter 9: European Union: what are the key issues for Brexit? Chapter 10: Scotland: is nationalism in terminal decline?

US Government & Politics Annual Update 2015


Author: Anthony J Bennett
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1471833429
Category: Political Science
Page: 72
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Featuring information and analysis of recent events in US politics, this book provides you with topical source material to draw on for tasks throughout your course, and for answering examination questions. Written by an experienced and acknowledged expert in the field of US politics, this is the book you need if you are aiming for the highest grades at A2. - Reviews the key events and developments of 2014 you need to know, including the midterm elections - Students can analyse up-to-date examples and data to present knowledgeable and persuasive arguments - Written by an expert in US politics who knows what you need to know to get those top grades - The perfect update for your textbook, bringing you right up to date with all the topical material you need to succeed in your exams Contents 1. What can we learn from the 2014 midterm elections? 2. So just how polarised is America? 3. What's the Supreme Court been deciding in 2014? 4. By numbers: the Supreme Court's 2013-14 term 5. How to fix the presidential nomination process 6. Is Obama a weak president? 7. Are congressional committees 'Congress at work'? 8. What about the 2016 elections? Who's Who in US Politics 2015

The Middle East and South Asia 2012


Author: Malcolm Russell
Publisher: Stryker Post
ISBN: 1610488903
Category: Reference
Page: 285
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This volume is designed to place in context the passionate controversies and emotional attachments of the two billion people who live, study, work, love, and die in the Middle East and South Asia. Understanding these regions means more than annually-updated details of the governments, politics, cultures and economies of the 24 nations and assorted territories. Special chapters address significant issues of continuing international importance, including access to water, the role of oil, and the 2011 Arab spring. Both regions, after all, contain types of people misunderstood and often intensely disliked by others. Where religion intrudes on politics, the Afghan Taliban oppose educating girls, Hindu fanatics rampage in India, Iranian militiamen shoot demonstrators, Islamic extremists impose shari’a law, and Jewish Ultra-Orthodox send women to the back of the bus. Readers bombarded with superficial news bites and slanted reporting might never sense the other accomplishments of these same societies. Islamic charities and societies bring relief to the impoverished, Israel’s scholars win Nobel prizes, and most Indians cherish long-standing religious toleration. The author of this volume attempts to let the reader draw conclusions from the evidence.

Devolution in the United Kingdom


Author: Russell Deacon
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
ISBN: 0748669736
Category: Political Science
Page: 280
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This introduction to the major changes caused by devolution looks at both the historical background and contemporary political events. It assesses the operation, strengths and weaknesses of the devolved state, using highly relevant case studies to illustr

Inside Out India and China

Local Politics Go Global
Author: William Antholis
Publisher: Brookings Institution Press
ISBN: 0815726465
Category: Political Science
Page: 235
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One third of humanity is governed by two capitals, New Delhi and Beijing. Increasingly, these two countries are being led not from the top down, but rather from the Inside Out. In 2014, India overwhelmingly elected Narendra Modi minister, a man who rose to national prominence as chief minister of Gujarat, India's fastest growing state. Likewise, in 2013, Xi Jinping took over as president of China, having served as top official in Zhejiang and Shanghai, two of China's most prosperous provinces. Anticipating these trends and leadership transitions, William Antholis spent five months in 2012 traversing twenty Indian states and Chinese provinces, conducting over three hundred interviews, including with Narendra Modi. Antholis's detailed narratives show what both Modi and Xi Jinping learned firsthand: that local successes—and failures—will determine the future of the world's largest two nations. And his new forward, prepared for this edition, lays out key takeaways from the transitions of 2013 and 2014.

Carbon Politics and the Failure of the Kyoto Protocol


Author: Gerald Kutney
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317914651
Category: Political Science
Page: 248
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Carbon Politics and the Failure of Kyoto charts the framework and political evolution of the Kyoto Protocol negotiations and examines the ensuing failure of the international community to adequately address climate change. The focus is not on the science or consequences of climate change but on the political gamesmanship of the major players throughout the UNFCCC negotiation process. More than an updated history of the subject matter, this book provides a detailed study of the carbon targets which became the biggest influencing factor on the reaction of nations to Kyoto’s binding agreements. The book provides an in-depth analysis of the leading nations’ motives, including the US, China and Germany, in entering the negotiations, in particular, their economic interests. Despite the effort to combat climate change in politics that the negotiations represent, the book concludes that an agreement which requires almost 200 very different nations to agree on a single protocol is doomed to failure. The book offers a novel contribution to our understanding of this failure and suggests alternative frameworks and policies to tackle what is arguably the most complex political issue of our time.

Minerals Yearbook - V. 3, Area Reports: International Review

2011, Africa and the Middle East
Author: Mines Bureau,Geological Survey,Interior Department
Publisher: Government Printing Office
ISBN: 9781411336698
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 419
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The Minerals Yearbook is an annual publication that reviews the mineral and material industries of the United States and foreign countries. The Yearbook contains statistical data on materials and minerals and includes information on economic and technical trends and development. The Minerals Yearbook includes chapters on approximately 90 commodities and over 175 countries. This volume of the Minerals Yearbook provides an annual review of mineral production and trade and of mineral-related government and industry developments in more than 175 foreign countries. Each report includes sections on government policies and programs, environmental issues, trade and production data, industry structure and ownership, commodity sector developments, infrastructure, and a summary outlook.

East and Southeast Asia 2012


Author: Steven A. Leibo
Publisher: Stryker Post
ISBN: 1610488865
Category: Reference
Page: 300
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Updated annually, East & Southeast Asia provides just enough historical background on the evolution of Modern East & Southeast Asia to help readers understand contemporary developments in this vital region. Broad introductory regional and comparative chapters are followed by distinct sections on each country in the region and for some sub-chapters are areas such as Tibet. More specifically, the text focuses on contemporary political, economic and environmental developments and has been especially designed to offer a concise introduction to contemporary developments for students and travelers alike.

Mexico’s Struggle for Public Security

Organized Crime and State Responses
Author: G. Philip,S. Berruecos
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 113703405X
Category: Law
Page: 204
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The Mexican government's full-frontal attack on the powerful drugs cartels has achieved mixed results. This book considers the issue from a variety of viewpoints. The essential argument is that the organized crime is best combated by institutional reforms directed at strengthening the rule of law rather than by a heavy reliance on armed force.

Comparing Devolved Governance


Author: D. Birrell
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 0230389791
Category: Political Science
Page: 277
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Examines recent evidence of a growing symmetry in the operation of devolution in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. This book makes one of the first systematic and detailed comparisons of the operation of the devolved institutions and machinery of governance. It uses a comparative approach to explore the key workings of government.

Policing and Security in Practice

Challenges and Achievements
Author: T. Prenzler
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137007788
Category: Social Science
Page: 227
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This volume addresses critical questions about how to achieve the best outcomes from police and security providers by reviewing and critiquing the scientific literature and identifying best practice guidelines. Chapters cover a range of topical issues, including legitimacy, organised crime, public protests and intelligence and investigations.

A Historical Guide to NGOs in Britain

Charities, Civil Society and the Voluntary Sector since 1945
Author: M. Hilton,N. Crowson,J. Mouhot,J. McKay
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137029021
Category: History
Page: 399
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Aiming to furnish the reader with the historical data to engage with the debates surrounding the Cameron government's 'Big Society' and civil society, this book gives the reader a greater and more informed historical consciousness of how the NGO sector has grown and influenced.

The System Worked

How the World Stopped Another Great Depression
Author: Daniel W. Drezner
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199912122
Category: Political Science
Page: 280
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International institutions, from the International Monetary Fund to the International Olympic Committee, are perceived as bastions of sclerotic mediocrity at best and outright corruption at worst, and this perception is generally not far off the mark. In the wake of the 2008 financial crash, Daniel W. Drezner, like so many others, looked at the smoking ruins of the global economy and wondered why global economic governance structure had failed so spectacularly, and what could be done to reform them in the future. But then a funny thing happened. As he surveyed their actions in the wake of the crash, he realized that the evidence pointed to the exact opposite conclusion: global economic governance had succeeded. In The System Worked, Drezner, a renowned political scientist and international relations expert, contends that despite the massive scale and reverberations of this latest crisis (larger, arguably, than those that precipitated the Great Depression), the global economy has bounced back remarkably well. Examining the major resuscitation efforts by the G-20 IMF, WTO, and other institutions, he shows that, thanks to the efforts of central bankers and other policymakers, the international response was sufficiently coordinated to prevent the crisis from becoming a full-fledged depression. Yet the narrative about the failure of multilateral economic institutions persists, both because the Great Recession affected powerful nations whose governments managed their own economies poorly, and because the most influential policy analysts who write the books and articles on the crisis hail from those nations. Nevertheless, Drezner argues, while it's true that the global economy is still fragile, these institutions survived the "stress test" of the financial crisis, and may have even become more resilient and valuable in the process. Bucking the conventional wisdom about the new "G-Zero World," Drezner rehabilitates the image of the much-maligned international institutions and demolishes some of the most dangerous myths about the financial crisis. The System Worked is a vital contribution to our understanding of an area where the stakes could not be higher.

Die Unsterblichkeit der Henrietta Lacks

Die Geschichte der HeLa-Zellen
Author: Rebecca Skloot
Publisher: Irisiana
ISBN: 3641051754
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 512
View: 1886

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Dieses Buch betrifft uns alle Sie waren notwendig, um Fortschritte gegen Krebs und AIDS zu erzielen. Klonen und Genforschung wäre ohne sie nicht möglich gewesen. Kurz: Die größten Erfolge der Medizin der letzten Jahrzehnte basieren auf der Entdeckung der HeLa-Zellen. Hinter dem Kürzel verbirgt sich eine Frau namens Henrietta Lacks. Die Afroamerikanerin aus ärmlichen Verhältnissen starb 1951 jung an Gebärmutterhalskrebs. Zuvor wurden ihr ohne ihr Wissen Zellproben entnommen, die sich überraschenderweise vermehrten. Damit war der entscheidende Durchbruch in der Zellkulturforschung geschafft. Die prämierte Wissenschaftsjournalistin Rebecca Skloot stellt in ihrem brillant verfassten Buch wichtige Jahrzehnte der Medizingeschichte vor und wirft dabei immer wieder ethische Fragen auf. Sie erzählt die tragische Familiengeschichte der Lacks’, die von Rassismus und mangelnden Bildungschancen geprägt ist. Ihr Buch ist eine gekonnte Mischung aus Biografie, Medizingeschichte, Debattenbuch und beachtlichem Enthüllungsjournalismus.

Political Marketing

Principles and Applications
Author: Jennifer Lees-Marshment
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 131768625X
Category: Political Science
Page: 274
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Substantially revised throughout, Political Marketing second edition continues to offer students the most comprehensive introduction to this rapidly growing field. It provides an accessible but in-depth guide to what political marketing is and how it is used in practice, and encourages reflection on how it should be used in the future. Features and benefits of the second edition: New chapters on political branding and delivery marketing; Expanded discussion of political public relations, crisis management, marketing in the lower levels of government and volunteer-friendly organizations; Examination of the new research on emerging practices in the field, such as interactive and responsive leadership communication, mobile marketing, co-creation market research, experimental and analytic marketing, celebrity marketing and integrated marketing communications; and Extensive pedagogical features, including 21 detailed case studies from around the world, practitioner profiles, best practice guides, class discussion points, an online resource site and both applied and traditional assessment questions Written by a leading expert in the field, this textbook is essential reading for all students of political marketing, parties and elections and comparative politics. This book is supported by an online resource site, www.political-marketing.org/, which is annually updated with new academic literature, audiovisual links and websites that provide further reading and links to clips for use in teaching political marketing.

The Handbook of Community Practice


Author: Marie Weil,Michael S. Reisch,Mary L. Ohmer
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1452289972
Category: Social Science
Page: 968
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The Second Edition of The Handbook of Community Practice is expanded and updated with a major global focus and serves as a comprehensive guidebook of community practice grounded in social justice and human rights. It utilizes community and practice theories and encompasses community development, organizing, planning, social change, policy practice, program development, service coordination, organizational cultural competency, and community-based research in relation to global poverty and community empowerment. This is also the first community practice text to provide combined and in-depth treatment of globalization and international development practice issues—including impacts on communities in the United States and on international development work. The Handbook is grounded in participatory and empowerment practices, including social change, social and economic development, feminist practice, community-collaborative, and engagement in diverse communities. It utilizes the social development perspective and employs analyses of persistent poverty, asset development, policy practice, and community research approaches as well as providing strategies for advocacy and social and legislative action. The handbook consists of forty chapters which challenge readers to examine and assess practice, theory, and research methods. As it expands on models and approaches, delineates emerging issues, and connects policy and practice, the book provides vision and strategies for local to global community practice in the coming decades. The handbook will continue to stand as the central text and reference for comprehensive community practice, and will be useful for years to come as it emphasizes direction for positive change, new developments in community approaches, and focuses attention on globalization, human rights, and social justice. It will continue to be used as a core text for multiple courses within programs, will have long term application for students of community practice, and will provide practitioners with new grounding for development, planning, organizing, and empowerment and social change work.

Africa Human Development Report 2012

Towards a Food Secure Future
Author: United Nations Development Programme
Publisher: United Nations Publications
ISBN: N.A
Category: Political Science
Page: 176
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Sub-Saharan Africa has the highest prevalence of hunger in the world. Until this situation improves, the human development prospects of millions of Africans will remain at risk. UNDP's first Africa Human Development Report shows that food security and human development reinforce each other. If African countries are to realise their long-term potential, the report says, they must boost agricultural productivity to both improve the availability of food and reduce poverty. Policies to enhance nutrition are central to ensuring that access to food translates into human development. The report argues further that local populations must have the resources and decision-making power to produce and consume nutritious food throughout the year, overcoming the risks represented by continuing conflict, climate change and variations in food prices.

Frames in the Toxicity Controversy

Risk Assessment and Policy Analysis Related to the Dutch Chlorine Debate and the Swedish PVC Debate
Author: Arnold Tukker
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9401147566
Category: Science
Page: 382
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Preface When you write a book like this after ten years' working as an environmental specialist, you end up with something that reflects your career. Of course, when I started working at the Ministry of the Environment in the Netherlands, I could not foresee that I would now be at TNO, nor that I would have performed research into chlorine, PVC, waste, etc. , that would come to form the basis for this book. But step by step, with some coincidence and with the support of several people - who were probably unaware of the crucial role that, with hindsight, they played - I arrived at a position where I could start to consider this enterprise. At this point I shall try something dangerous - thanking a few of those people who gave that support. At the same time, it is obvious that I cannot mention them all. I hope that those whom I do not mention will forgive me. A first, crucial moment in this sequence of events came quite soon after I joined TNO in 1990. Just a few weeks later, all the senior staff in my section decided to leave in order to set up their own company. I decided to stay at TNO. As a consequence, I had to manage it on my own.