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Diploma Thesis from the year 2006 in the subject Law - European and International Law, Intellectual Properties, grade: 1,00, University of Salzburg (Volkerrecht), 97 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: Die vorliegende Diplomarbeit behandelt das Problem der Regelung von Wettbewerbsfragen im Volkerrecht im allgemeinen und in der WTO im besonderen. In Kapitel 1 werden die wirtschaftlichen Hintergrunde und unterschiedlichen Motive fur staatliche wettbewerbsrechtliche Regelungen dargestellt. Kapitel 2 stellt verschiedene Tatbestande, die im Wettbewerbsrecht als regelungsbedurftig angesehen werden, vor (z. B. Kartelle, Missbrauch der marktbeherrschenden Stellung, etc. ). Kapitel 3 beschreibt nationale Regelungsansatze des Wettbewerbsrechtes einschlielich bilateraler Kooperationsabkommen, die zur Durchsetzung nationaler Regelungen erforderlich sind. Besonderes Augenmerk wird auch auf die unterschiedlichen Rechtskulturen gelegt, die die nationalen Regelungen beeinflussen. Kapitel 4 stellt die bisherigen Regelungsansatze auf internationaler Ebene dar, wobei die auf regionaler Ebene verbindliches Recht darstellen, die auf universeller Ebene allerdings im Bereich des soft laws bleiben. Kapitel 5 und 6 stellen die Kernkapitel der Arbeit dar und befassen sich mit Wettbewerbsrecht im Rahmen der WTO. In Kapitel 5 werden bestehende wettbewernsrelevante Regelungen in der WTO dargestellt. Zunachst wird beschrieben, welche staatlichen Manahmen, die von der WTO Rechtsordnung erfasst sind, den Wettbewerb beeinflussen. In einem weiteren Schritt wird analysiert, welche WTO Regelungen Staaten verpflichten konnten, privates wettbewerbswidriges Handeln zu regulieren. Da die Regelungen der WTO grundsatzlich Verpflichtungen fur Staaten enthalten, wettbewerbsrelevantes Verhalten aber von Unternehmen gesetzt werden, ist es notwendig, einen Zusammenhang zwischen dem Verhalten von Privaten und den staatlichen Verpflichtungen aus dem WTO Recht darzustellen. In Kapitel 6 wird

அக்பர்: Isländernes Lovbog I Fristatens Tid. Text I, Volume 1...

by என். சொக்கன்

"பதிமூன்று வயதில் அக்பர் ஆட்சியில், அமரவைக்கப்பட்டார். ஆட்சி நிறைவடையும்போது, பெரும்பாலான வடக்கு மற்றும் மத்திய இந்தியா முகலாயப் பேரரசின் ஆட்சியின் கீழ் முதல் முறையாக வந்து சேர்ந்திருந்தது. வீரத்தின் விளைவாக மட்டுமே பெறப்பட்டது அல்ல இந்த வெற்றி. மிகச் சிறந்த போர்வீரராக இருந்த அதே சமயம், இளகிய மனம் கொண்டவராகவும் கனிவானவராகவும் அக்பர் திகழ்ந்தார். இஸ்லாமிய ஆட்சியாளர்கள் மத்தியில் இவர் அளவுக்குப் பரந்த மனமும் மதச் சகிப்புத்தன்மையும் கொண்ட இன்னொருவர் இல்லை. எழுதப் படிக்கத் தெரியாதவர் என்றபோதும் அக்பர் அளவுக்குப் புத்தகங்களை ஆர்வத்துடன் சேகரித்த, நுணுக்கமாகக் கலைகளை ஆதரித்த இன்னொருவரைக் காண்பது அரிது. முகலாய மன்னர்களில் சிறந்தவராகவும், இந்தியாவை ஆண்ட சிறந்த ஆட்சியாளர்களில் ஒருவராகவும், உலக அளவில் தலை சிறந்த மன்னராகவும் அக்பர் திகழ்வதற்குக் காரணம், அவருடைய அசாதாரணமான வாழ்க்கை. இந்தப் புத்தகம் அக்பர் குறித்த ஓர் எளிய அறிமுகத்தை சுவாரஸ்யமான முறையில் அளிக்கிறது." கிழக்கு பதிப்பகம் | Kizhakku pathippagam

அம்பானி: Untersuchungen Zum Vokabular Der Galloromania Aufgrund Von Nichtliterarischen Texten; Mit Besonderer Berücksichtigung Mittellatein. Urkunden (Beihefte Zur Zeitschrift Für Romanische Philologie Ser. #115)

by என். சொக்கன்

"இந்தியாவில் தொழில்முனைவோராக விரும்புபவர்களுக்கெல்லாம் முக்கிய ஆதர்சமாகத் திகழ்பவர் திருபாய் அம்பானி. மிகச் சாதாரணப் பின்னணியிலிருந்து தொடங்கி படிப்படியாக முன்னேறி ரிலையன்ஸ் எனும் மாபெரும் சாம்ராஜ்ஜியத்தை உருவாக்கியவர் திருபாய் அம்பானி. துணிமணி வியாபாரத்திலிருந்து ஆரம்பித்து, அதன்பின் துணிகளைத் தயாரித்து, பின் பாலியெஸ்டர் வியாபாரம், பாலியெஸ்டர் உற்பத்தி, அதன்பின் பாலியெஸ்டர் உற்பத்திக்கான மூலப்பொருள்களை உருவாக்குவது, அந்த மூலப்பொருள்களின் ஆதாரமான பெட்ரோலிய சுத்திகரிப்பு, அங்கிருந்து பெட்ரோலையே தரையிலிருந்தும், கடலுக்கு அடியிலும் தோண்டுவது என்று படிப்படியாக, பார்த்துப் பார்த்து தன் தொழிற்சாலைகளைக் கட்டியவர். அம்பானி 70 mm அளவுக்கு விரிந்த திரையில் கனவு கண்டார். பிரம்மாண்டமாக மட்டுமே யோசித்தார். அதன் விளைவுதான் இன்று ரிலையன்ஸ் இந்தியாவிலேயே மிகப்பெரிய தனியார் நிறுவனமாக உள்ளது. ஆனால் இத்தனையும் அதிர்ஷ்டத்தால் வந்ததல்ல. உழைப்பால், தைரியத்தால், முயற்சியால் வந்தது. அதே சமயம் காலத்துக்குத் தகுந்தாற்போல அரசுகளையும் அதிகாரிகளையும் தனக்குச் சாதகமாக வளைத்துக் கொள்வதன் மூலமும் அரசு உத்தரவுகளை தன் வசதிக்கேற்றவாறு புரிந்துகொள்வதன் மூலமும் அம்பானி தன் நிறுவனத்தை வளர்த்தார். அம்பானி, தன்னை எதிர்ப்பவர்களை அவர்களது ஆயுதங்களைக் கொண்டே மழுங்கடித்தார். இன்றைய காலகட்டத்தில் திருபாய் அம்பானியின் சில செயல்கள் நமக்கு ஏற்புடையதாக இருக்காது. ஆனால் அவரது விடாமுயற்சி, தன்னம்பிக்கை, இந்தியா மீதான பற்று, சக ஊழியர்கள் மீதான மரியாதை, தொழில் மீதான ஆழ்ந்த பக்தி ஆகியவை இன்றைக்கும் நம் அனைவருக்கும் வழிகாட்டக் கூடியவை. இந்தப் புத்தகம் அம்பானியின் வாழ்க்கை வரலாறு மட்டுமல்ல, கடந்த நாற்பதாண்டுகளில் இந்தியாவின் தொழில்துறையின் வரலாறும் இதில் அடங்கியிருக்கிறது. எந்தவொரு சுய முன்னேற்ற நூலைக் காட்டிலும் பன்மடங்கு அதிகமான பலனை இந்தப் புத்தகத்தினைப் படிப்பதன் மூலம் ஒருவர் அடைய முடியும். இது நிஜமான வாழ்க்கை, வெறும் ஏட்டுச் சுரைக்காய் அல்ல." கிழக்கு பதிப்பகம் | Kizhakku pathippagam

Red Fighting Blue: How Geography and Electoral Rules Polarize American Politics

by David A. Hopkins

The national electoral map has split into warring regional bastions of Republican red and Democratic blue, producing a deep and enduring partisan divide in American politics. In Red Fighting Blue, David A. Hopkins places the current partisan and electoral era in historical context, explains how the increased salience of social issues since the 1980s has redefined the parties' geographic bases of support, and reveals the critical role that American political institutions play in intermediating between the behavior of citizens and the outcome of public policy-making. The widening geographic gap in voters' partisan preferences, as magnified further by winner-take-all electoral rules, has rendered most of the nation safe territory for either Democratic or Republican candidates in both presidential and congressional elections - with significant consequences for party competition, candidate strategy, and the operation of government.

Australian Vegetation

by David A. Keith

Australian Vegetation has been an essential reference for students and researchers in botany, ecology and natural resource management for over 35 years. Now fully updated and with a new team of authors, the third edition presents the latest insights on the patterns and processes that shaped the vegetation of Australia. The first part of the book provides a synthesis of ecological processes that influence vegetation traits throughout the continent, using a new classification of vegetation. New chapters examine the influences of climate, soils, fire regimes, herbivores and aboriginal people on vegetation, in addition to completely revised chapters on evolutionary biogeography, quaternary vegetation history and alien plants. The book's second half presents detailed ecological portraits for each major vegetation type and offers data-rich perspectives and comparative analysis presented in tables, graphs, maps and colour illustrations. This authoritative book will inspire readers to learn and explore first-hand the vegetation of Australia.

Writing, Kingship and Power in Anglo-Saxon England

by David A. Rory Naismith Woodman

The workings of royal and ecclesiastical authority in Anglo-Saxon England can only be understood on the basis of direct engagement with original texts and material artefacts. This book, written by leading experts, brings together new research that represents the best of the current scholarship on the nexus between authority and written sources from Anglo-Saxon England. Ranging from the seventh to the eleventh century, the chapters in this volume offer fresh approaches to a wide range of linguistic, historical, legal, diplomatic and palaeographical evidence. Central themes include the formation of power in early Anglo-Saxon kingdoms during the age of Bede (d. 735) and Offa of Mercia (757-96), authority and its articulation in the century from Edgar (959-75) to 1066, and the significance of books and texts in expressing power across the period. Writing, Kingship and Power in Anglo-Saxon England represents a critical resource for students and scholars alike with an interest in early medieval history from political, institutional and cultural perspectives.

The Study of Behavior: Organization, Methods, and Principles

by Jerry A. Hogan

Behavior studies now span a variety of sub-disciplines, including behavioral ecology, neuroscience, cognitive psychology and evolutionary developmental biology. While the fields' rapid growth has led to startling new insights into animal behavior, it has brought increasingly fragmented approaches to the subject. Integrating ideas and findings from a range of disciplines, this book provides a common framework for understanding diverse issues in behavior studies. The framework is derived from classical ethology, incorporating concepts and data from research in experimental psychology, neurophysiology and evolutionary biology. Hogan outlines the origin and development of major ideas and issues in the field, drawing on examples throughout to highlight connections across sub-disciplines. Demonstrating how results in one area can directly inform work in others, the book ultimately proposes concepts to facilitate new discussions that will open the way for improved dialog between researchers across behavior studies.

The Supreme Court’s New Workplace: Procedural Rulings and Substantive Worker Rights in the United States

by Joseph A. Seiner

The US Supreme Court has systematically eroded the rights of minority workers through subtle changes in procedural law. This accessible book identifies and describes how the Supreme Court's new procedural requirements create legal obstacles for civil-rights litigants, thereby undermining their substantive rights. Seiner takes the next step of providing a framework that practitioners can use to navigate these murky waters, allowing workers a better chance of prevailing with their claims. Seiner clearly illustrates how to effectively use his framework, applying the proposed model to one emerging sector - the on-demand industry. Many minority workers now face pervasive discrimination in an uncertain legal environment. This book will serve as a roadmap for successful workplace litigation and a valuable resource for civil-rights research. It will also spark a debate among scholars, lawyers, and others in the legal community over the use of procedure to alter substantive worker rights.

The Mood Cure: The 4-Step Program to Take Charge of Your Emotions--Today

by M. A. Julia Ross

We're in a bad mood epidemic, but Julia Ross shows you how to rediscover your emotional well-being naturally.

Invasive Species: Risk Assessment and Management

by Mark A. Robinson Andrew P. Terry Walshe Burgman Mike Nunn

Biological invasions are one of the strongest drivers of global environmental change, and invasive species are now often in the public discourse. At the same time, economists have begun to take a real interest in determining how invasive species interact with economic systems, and how invaders should be controlled to optimize societal wealth. Although the work from ecologists and economists have both greatly expanded our understanding of the drivers and impacts of invasions, little integration between the fields has occurred that would allow managers and policy-makers to identify the optical expenditures on, for example, prevention and control of invasive species. Because the level of effort expended on invasive species management is intricately linked to the costs and projected benefits of that management, there is an urgent need for greater synthesis between ecology and economics. This book brings ecology and economics together in new ways to address how we deal with the dynamics and impacts of invasive species, and is the outcome fo many years of collaborative research between a small group of economists and ecologists. The outcome is clear demonstration of the utility of combining ecological and economic models for addressing critical questions in the management of invasive species.

Continuity and Change in the Native American Village: Multicultural Origins and Descendants of the Fort Ancient Culture

by Robert A. Cook

Two common questions asked in archaeological investigations are: where did a particular culture come from, and which living cultures is it related to? In this book, Robert A. Cook brings a theoretically and methodologically holistic perspective to his study on the origins and continuity of Native American villages in the North American Midcontinent. He shows that to affiliate archaeological remains with descendant communities fully we need to unaffiliate some of our well-established archaeological constructs. Cook demonstrates how and why Native American villages formed and responded to events such as migration, environment and agricultural developments. He focuses on the big picture of cultural relatedness over broad regions and the amount of social detail that can be gleaned from archaeological and biological data, as well as oral histories.

Bombing the Marshall Islands: A Cold War Tragedy

by Robert A. Parsons Keith M. Zaballa

During the Cold War, the United States conducted atmospheric tests of nuclear weapons in the Marshall Islands of the Pacific. The total explosive yield of these tests was 108 megatons, equivalent to the detonation of one Hiroshima bomb per day over nineteen years. These tests, particularly Castle Bravo, the largest one, had tragic consequences, including the irradiation of innocent people and the permanent displacement of many native Marshallese. Keith M. Parsons and Robert Zaballa tell the story of the development and testing of thermonuclear weapons and the effects of these tests on their victims and on the popular and intellectual culture. These events are also situated in their Cold War context and explained in terms of the prevailing hopes, fears, and beliefs of that age. In particular, the narrative highlights the obsessions and priorities of top American officials, such as Lewis L. Strauss, Chairman of the Atomic Energy Commission.

How to Regulate: A Guide for Policymakers

by Thomas A. Lambert

Markets sometimes fail. But so do regulatory efforts to correct market failures. Sometimes regulations reach too far, condemning good activities as well as bad, and sometimes they don't reach far enough, allowing bad behavior to persist. In this highly instructive book, Thomas A. Lambert explains the pitfalls of both extremes while offering readers a manual of effective regulation, showing how the best regulation maximizes social welfare and minimizes social costs. Working like a physician, Lambert demonstrates how regulators should diagnose the underlying disease and identify its symptoms, potential remedies for it, and their side effects before selecting the regulation that offers the greatest net benefit. This book should be read by policymakers, students, and anyone else interested in understanding how the best regulations are crafted and why they work.

John Rawls: Ideal Theory And Practical Demands

by William A. Edmundson

This book is the first detailed reconstruction of the late work of John Rawls, who was perhaps the most influential philosopher of the twentieth century. Rawls's 1971 treatise, A Theory of Justice, stimulated an outpouring of commentary on 'justice-as-fairness,' his conception of justice for an ideal, self-contained, modern political society. Most of that commentary took Rawls to be defending welfare-state capitalism as found in Western Europe and the United States. Far less attention has been given to Rawls's 2001 book, Justice as Fairness: A Restatement. In the Restatement, Rawls not only substantially reformulates the 'original position' argument for the two principles of justice-as-fairness but also repudiates capitalist regimes as possible embodiments. Edmundson further develops Rawls's non-ideal theory, which guides us when we find ourselves in a society that falls well short of justice.

The Changing Practices of International Law

by Tanja Aalberts Thomas Gammeltoft-Hansen

With more than 158 000 treaties and some 125 judicial organizations, international law has become an inescapable factor in world politics since the Second World War. In recent years, however, international law has also been increasingly challenged as states are voicing concerns that it is producing unintended effects and accuse international courts of judicial activism. This book provides an important corrective to existing theories of international law by focusing on how states respond to increased legalization and rely on legal expertise to manoeuvre within and against international law. Through a number of case studies, covering a wide range of topical issues, such as surveillance, environmental regulation, migration and foreign investments, the book argues that the expansion and increased institutionalization of international law itself have created the structural premise for this type of politics of international law. More international law paradoxically increases states’ political room of manoeuvre in international society.

The Doctors 5-Minute Health Fixes: The Prescription for a Lifetime of Great Health

by Mariska Van Aalst The Doctors

<p>Paging Dr. Jim, Dr. Travis, Dr. Lisa, and Dr. Drew! America needs your help—and your 5-minute health fixes. <p>If you are like many, you probably think you just don't have time to be healthy: It's too much work, and there's just too much conflicting information out there. <p>Both leave you feeling powerless. But the best doctors know that an informed patient is a healthy patient. So before you lift your hands in defeat, know that great health is just a page away—and much easier to achieve than you think. <p>After combing the very latest medical literature, the Doctors have isolated the seven factors that have been linked to the most vibrant, happiest, longest lives. <p>The secret? Each body system (heart, brain, gut, skin) can be vastly improved with very small shifts in your lifestyle—most of which take less than five minutes to do. And whether it's adding cinnamon to your coffee to balance blood sugar, sipping cold water through a straw to nix nicotine cravings, or brushing and flossing your teeth before you eat each morning to prevent heart disease, all are easy fixes that anyone can make.Utilizing the show's dynamic expert hosts, and based on interviews and research from the top authorities in multiple disciplines, The Doctors 5-Minute Health Fixes is the one-stop source for readers looking for comprehensive, top-notch self-care advice and novel, cutting-edge tips, trivia, and information. Use these helpers as building blocks, and before you know it you're easily on your way to 24-hour health . . . while preventing disease, reversing aging, getting the most out of your annual checkup, and looking fantastic.

Controversies in Healthcare Innovation: Service, Technology And Organization

by Margunn Aanestad Antonella La Rocca Thomas Hoholm

This book examines healthcare innovation processes, shedding light on the controversies endemic to innovation, which make such processes notoriously challenging. While, in the heat of action, controversies may be seen as barriers to innovation, observations reported in this volume point to controversies also having an energizing role. Students and academics studying innovation, organization, and health management and economics will find this book a valuable read as it provides empirical case studies on innovation processes in practice. Controversies in Healthcare Innovation will also appeal to practitioners of health care management, innovation project managers and policy-makers in the health care sector.

Creative Wood Letters: 35 Simple Craft Projects for Decorating Your Home

by Krista Aasen

Krista Aasen of The Happy Housie blog presents a collection of 35 creative projects that can brighten up the walls of any house.Decorating wood letters is a fun and simple project for the home, from a child's name in a bedroom to an uplifting message above the mantel. But how do you achieve the pin-worthy results of the stylists you see online? Enter Krista Aasen of The Happy Housie blog, whose crafting experiments with wood letters have been shared hundreds of thousands of times. In Creative Wood Letters, Aasen reveals unique ideas and techniques to craft beautifully decorated letters inspired by everything from nature to art using maps, vintage book pages, photo transfer, paper flowers, washi tape, succulents, driftwood, metallic paints, lights, and more. With a wide variety of styles from rustic and beachy to cute and sparkly, this book's wood letters are perfect for gracing the walls, shelves, and nooks of kitchens, bedrooms, and beyond.

Sports Great Michael Jordan (Sports Great Books)

by Nathan Aaseng

A biography of the star player for the Chicago Bulls who led the team to their first ever NBA championship in 1991, quit the game in 1993, and returned after eighteen months.

Latidos del tiempo

by Efrén Abad

<P>Este libro de poesía se presenta como un intento de indagar espacios interiores, tanto sentimentales como conceptuales, a través de la disciplina lingüística del soneto, puesta al servicio de una visión inmanente y exploradora de uno mismo y de la experiencia temporal o vital. <P>Cada uno de estos sonetos responde a una necesidad íntima de ofrecer un cauce emocional a las ensoñaciones que flotan en la memoria y en la conciencia del autor. <P>Esta necesidad de expresión personal aparece acompañada de valores poéticos densos y contagiosos a todos los lectores. <P>El mundo se detiene y deja sitio a lo inamovible, a lo eterno. Es como si el tiempo se quedase hipnotizado y el limitado yo alcanzase la morada encantada del todo.

El electricista

by Eduard Abadía

Ricardo, un joven huérfano, llega a principios del siglo XX a Barcelona, una ciudad llena de oportunidades. <P><P>La ambición, la rebelión de los obreros y la primera guerra mundial serán el trasfondo de un acontecimiento muy importante tanto para él como para el progreso de la ciudad y de toda Catalunya: la construcción de la hidroeléctrica de La Vall Fosca, una de las obras más ambiciosas de aquella época, en la que él juega un papel clave. <P><P>Ricardo, a pesar de su juventud, se enfrentará a un escenario de luchas por el poder y se acabará convirtiendo en un hombre frio y calculador que sobrevivirá a la más despiadada ambición. <P><P>Pero Ricardo conserva en su interior el anhelo por encontrar la felicidad y lucha por encontrar el amor, debatiéndose entre dos mujeres que, junto con los acontecimientos ocurridos en el período entre 1900 y 1917, marcaran su vida para siempre. Una novela que te atrapará desde el principio haciendo que te identifiques con el personaje principal, Ricardo, y que sientas como propia su lucha por conseguir triunfar en el mundo de los negocios, pero manteniendo los principios morales que había aprendido en su infancia y su búsqueda del auténtico amor.

Viva Batlle!: El último idealista

by Washington Abdala

Jorge Batlle fue un líder diferente. Su inclaudicable voluntad siempre estuvo al servicio de ideales trascendentes. A lo largo de su vida recogió innumerables adhesiones, y también algunos adversarios, pero nunca resultó indiferente a nadie. Atravesó tormentas con la fuerza de sus convicciones, y dejó una huella imborrable en todos quienes estuvieron cerca de él. Uno de ellos fue Washington Abdala, el autor de este libro que también es un homenaje. ¿Cómo era realmente Jorge Batlle? ¿Qué pensaban de él quienes lo acompañaron a lo largo de la vida? ¿Cómo lo veían sus correligionarios, la prensa, sus familiares, sus amigos, sus adversarios? ¿Cuáles fueron sus ideas más poderosas? A través de estas páginas, Abdala investiga y recoge una polifonía de voces que iluminan la figura de Batlle desde los más diversos ángulos, logrando un mosaico que nos permite conocer mejor a una de las personalidades políticas más relevantes del Uruguay del siglo XX.

John Wilkes Booth and the Women Who Loved Him

by E. Lawrence Abel

When John Wilkes Booth died—shot inside a burning barn and dragged out twelve days after he assassinated President Lincoln—all he had in his pocket were a compass, a candle, a diary, and five photographs of five different women. They were not ordinary women. Four of them were among the most beautiful actresses of the day; the fifth was Booth's wealthy fianc&eacutee. And those five women are just the tip of the iceberg. Before he shot the president of the United States and entered the annals of history as a killer, actor John Wilkes Booth had quite a way with women. There was the actress who cut his throat and almost killed him in a jealous rage. There was the prostitute who tried to kill herself because he abandoned her. There was the actress who would swear she witnessed him murdering Lincoln, even though she was thousands of miles away at the time. John Wilkes Booth was hungry for fame, touchy about politics, and a notorious womanizer. But this book isn't about John Wilkes Booth---not really. This book is about his women: women who were once notorious in their own right; women who were consumed by love, jealousy, strife, and heartbreak; women whose lives took wild turns before and after Lincoln's assassination; women whom have been condemned to the footnotes of history... until now.

Prelude to Hospice: Florence Wald, Dying People, and their Families (Critical Issues in Health and Medicine)

by Emily K. Abel

Hospices have played a critical role in transforming ideas about death and dying. Viewing death as a natural event, hospices seek to enable people approaching mortality to live as fully and painlessly as possible. Award-winning medical historian Emily K. Abel provides insight into several important issues surrounding the growth of hospice care. Using a unique set of records, Prelude to Hospice expands our understanding of the history of U.S. hospices. Compiled largely by Florence Wald, the founder of the first U.S. hospice, the records provide a detailed account of her experiences studying and caring for dying people and their families in the late 1960s and early 1970s. Although Wald never published a report of her findings, she often presented her material informally. Like many others seeking to found new institutions, she believed she could garner support only by demonstrating that her facility would be superior in every respect to what currently existed. As a result, she generated inflated expectations about what a hospice could accomplish. Wald’s records enable us to glimpse the complexities of the work of tending to dying people.

Changeable: How Collaborative Problem Solving Changes Lives at Home, at School, and at Work

by J. Stuart Ablon

A bold new way to help anyone change Why is it so hard to change problem behavior—in our kids, our colleagues, and even ourselves? Conventional methods often backfire, creating a downward spiral of resentment and frustration, and a missed opportunity for growth. What if the thinking behind these old methods is wrong? What if people don’t misbehave because they want to, but because they lack the skills to do better? Or as renowned psychologist J. Stuart Ablon asks, what if changing problem behavior is a matter of skill, not will? Based on more than twenty-five years of clinical work with juvenile offenders as well training parents, teachers, counselors and law enforcement, and supported by research in neuroscience, Changeable presents a radical new way of thinking about challenging and unwanted behavior -- Collaborative Problem Solving -- that builds empathy, helps others reach their full potential, and most of all really works. With illuminating scientific evidence, remarkable success stories, and actionable insights, Changeable gives parents, teachers, CEOs and anyone interested in learning about why we behave the way we do a roadmap for helping people grow. *Includes a Bonus PDF with charts and graphs.

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