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The Influence Agenda

by Mike Clayton

This book sets out a systematic way to understand who you need to influence, how to evaluate the priority you give to each person, what tactics will work the best, and how to plan and execute your campaign. It provides powerful tools and processes which use the psychology of influence and grounds them in experience of managing projects and change.

Identity and Nation in African Football

by Gerard Akindes Chuka Onwumechili

The 2010 South African World Cup launched African football onto the global stage. This volume brings together top scholars on African football to explore a range of issues such as gender, identity, nationalism, history, cyber-fandom, the media and fan radicalization.

Service-learning At The American Community College

by Zivah Perel Katz Amy E. Traver

Researching a growing number of community colleges that use service-learning, Traver and Katz suggest that service-learning can have a profound impact on the students who experience it. Their theoretical and empirical studies of service-learning at community colleges conducted at single and multiple institutions by service-learning practitioners, service-learning program administrators, and experts in service-learning research and evaluation stand to benefit service-learning efforts across disciplines and institutional types. "

Management, Valuation, and Risk for Human Capital and Human Assets

by Meir Russ

Perspectives on Human Capital and Assets goes beyond the current literature by providing a platform for a broad scope of discussion regarding HC&A, and, more importantly, by encouraging a multidisciplinary fusion between diverse disciplines.

The Palgrave Handbook of Social Theory in Health, Illness and Medicine

by Fran Collyer

This wide-reaching handbook offers a new perspective on the sociology of health, illness and medicine by stressing the importance of social theory. Examining a range of classic and contemporary female and male theorists from across the globe, it explores various issues including chronic illness, counselling and the rising problems of obesity.

Civic Pedagogies In Higher Education

by Kornelija Mrnjaus Concepción Naval Jason Laker

In this book, university teachers provide case studies illustrating methods employed to prepare citizens for meaningful participation in democracies, whether long-standing, young or emerging. Examples of practice from Western Europe, Eastern Europe, and North America are included, along with reflections and advice for practice.

Transitions to Adulthood in the Middle East and North Africa

by Stefanie Heyne Michael Gebel

This book identifies chances and barriers women face in their transition to adulthood in Egypt, Iran, Jordan, and Syria. Adopting a life course perspective, it provides a new integrative micro-macro-theoretical framework and innovative analyses of individual life courses based on longitudinal data.

Young People’s Educational Careers in England and Germany

by Judith Glaesser

Through a comparative study of young people's educational careers in England and Germany, this book explores the range of influences which shape educational careers such as the individual talents and interests of young people, their social class and background, as well as school and country characteristics. Methodologically, the book develops a mixed methods approach that utilises Charles Ragin's increasingly popular Qualitative Comparative Analysis (QCA) to examine cross-case analyses of secondary survey data alongside within-case process-tracing analyses of interview data to establish causal understanding of educational careers. International comparison adds another dimension, exploiting the significant differences between the two countries' school and university systems. The book therefore offers both a contemporary account of young people's educational careers and decision-making as well as a practical contribution to ongoing debates concerning the establishment of causal andexplanatory knowledge in the non-experimental social sciences.

Intra-european Student Mobility In International Higher Education Circuits

by Christof Van Mol

Adopting an interdisciplinary approach, this book empirically investigates the (im)mobility decisions, social network formation, sense of European identity and migratory aspirations of higher education students. It draws on a large-scale survey, in-depth interviews and focus groups, conducted in Austria, Belgium, Italy, Norway, Poland and the UK.

Europeanizing Civil Society

by Rosa Sanchez Salgado

The European Union clearly matters for Civil Society Organizations (CSOs). EU officials and European political entrepreneurs has been crucial in the promotion of funding and access opportunities, but they have been proven to have little capacity to use CSOs for their own purposes.

Ecotourism And Cultural Production

by Veronica Davidov

Ecotourism is a unique facet of globalization, promising the possibility of reconciling the juggernaut of development with ecological/cultural conservation. Davidov offers a comparative analysis of the issue using a case study of indigenous Kichwa people of Ecuador and their interactions with globalization and transnational systems.

Educational Upward Mobility

by Antonia Kupfer

Most working-class people still do not enter higher education, but some do. What enables them to achieve against the odds? In Educational Upward Mobility Antonia Kupfer explores the reasons behind the exceptional educational upward mobility of working-class people in Austria and England to offer answers as to what enables such mobility. With the help of Bourdieu's concept of habitus and by analyzing biographical narrative interviews, this book reveals the social structures and contexts thatenable successful working-class participation in education up to university degrees. Although national educational systems and policies may differ, cultural changes, such as attitudes towards women's participation in higher education, are greatly similar. Country-specific patterns also emerge. In Austria, an upper vocational school providing vocational education and access to university is decisive. In England, the Open University, despite its shortcomings, is a second chance for higher education. Surprisingly, however, similarities outweigh differences and point to deeper layers critical to breaking barriers. The deepest is an intriguing mental process by which people with precarious childhoods find security and comfort in higher education by seeking truth.

Menstruation and the Female Body in Early Modern England

by Sara Read

In early modern English medicine, the balance of fluids in the body was seen as key to health. Menstruation was widely believed to regulate blood levels in the body and so was extensively discussed in medical texts. Sara Read examines all forms of literature, from plays and poems, to life-writing, and compares these texts with the medical theories.

Mythic Thinking in Twentieth-Century Britain

by Matthew Sterenberg

A variety of thinkers used the concept of myth to articulate their anxieties about modernity. By telling the story of mythic thinking in Britain from its origins in Victorian social anthropology to its postwar cultural mainstreaming, this book reveals a yearning for transcendence in an age long assumed to be disenchanted.

Communicable Diseases in Developing Countries

by Chin-Fang Yap John Malcolm Dowling

For many developing countries coping with rapid population growth, this book provides an essential study of communicable diseases, in particular HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria and diarrhea. While many books exist on the treatment of different diseases and others deal with social and behavioral foundations of public health, this study integrates the diagnosis of the extent of the disease burden, treatment and cure of communicable diseases in developing countries together with the practical aspects of delivery of these services to the public. Communicable Diseases in Developing Countriesexplores ways of improving public health through raising public awareness, staffing of public health centres, possible co-infection of different diseases (TB and HIV) and the integration of new developments in medicine into the delivery of public health services. It addresses these shortcomings and makes recommendations for increasing budgets for public health. This book analyzes health outcomes in developing countries and reports a wide ranging analysis of the determinants of HIV, tuberculosis, malaria and diarrhea in Africa, Asia and Latin America. Through a series of case studies on HIV, malaria, tuberculosis, diarrhea and other waterbourne diseases, it provides details on how recent developments in diagnosis and treatment of these communicable diseases have been successfully integrated into public health systems. Furthermore, recent developments in the interrelationship and coinfection of HIV and tuberculosis are investigated and statistical models are developed to trace the determinants of mortality rates due to HIV, tuberculosis, malaria and diarrhea over the past decade. The results further highlight the pressing need for government intervention for the high-risk vulnerable groups. This book offers a significant insight into to the study of treatment and diagnosis of communicable diseases alongside the practical social implications. It makes indispensible reading for researchers, scholars and policy makers interested in health and welfare of developing countries.

The Origins of Catalan Nationalism, 1770�1898

by Angel Smith

This book looks at the reasons behind the emergence of a Catalan nationalist movement from the late 1880s, one of the most important developments that took place in nineteenth-century Spain, with the 'Catalan question' thereafter never far from the centre of the Spanish political stage.

Just the Facts Ma’am: A Case Study of the Reversal of Corruption in the Los Angeles Police Department

by Douglas A. Norton R. Mark Isaac

Just the Facts Ma'am is the only book written from an economics perspective that addresses one of the most remarkable cases of the reversal of corruption in the history of the United States - a case of corruption in the Los Angeles Police Department.

Unpacking Open Innovation

by Maria Rosaria Della Peruta Manlio Del Giudice Elias G. Carayannis

Disintegrated or distributed innovation, collaborative innovation, collective invention, collegial innovation, free innovation, open knowledge disclosure, free knowledge disclosure: are these all the same thing? This shows us there is some confusion regarding open innovation, or at least there is a need to cast a wider net around what open innovation is all about. The prevailing thought is that open innovation allows organizations to simultaneously expand their breadth of ideas, opportunities, and know-how while minimizing the technical and market risks associated with innovation. As a result, open innovation appears to come with little down side. Del Giudice, Della Peruta, and Carayannis fill the gap in our understanding of this emerging research field of open innovation. Their work depicts the major tendencies of publications through identifying the main themes in literature and investigating the research frontier. It also discusses potentially important fields of investigation that are still left rather unexplored.

F. A. Hayek And The Modern Economy

by David M. Levy Sandra J. Peart

What is the role of human agency in Friedrich Hayek's thought? This volume situates Hayek's writing as it relates to economic organization and activity, particularly to assess what role Hayek assigns to leaders in determining economic progress.

Tourism Management, Marketing, and Development

by Christian Longhi Dimitrios Buhalis Rodolfo Baggio Marcello M. Mariani

Tourism Management, Marketing, and Development revolves around the implementation of ICT applications in the tourism sector: technology is engendering a major shift both in the performance of individuals and companies involved in the tourism sector and having an impact on the way individuals consume services and enjoy experiences in space and time.

Inner Monologue In Acting

by Rob Roznowski

What should an actor be thinking onstage? This overlooked, important question is the crux of this new book that combines psychological theory, numerous practical exercises, and a thorough and wide-reaching examination of inner monologue in various forms including film, musical theatre, and comedy. The Inner Monologue is that 'stream of consciousness' or 'inner voice' that constantly echoes in your head. This revolutionary new book tames and harnesses that voice to be used as a powerful tool in acting. Written in an accessible tone, the book assists actors, directors and educators in their quest for deeper more thoughtful acting and is a perfect supplement to traditional actor training.

The Genesis Of The Falklands (malvinas) Conflict

by Nigel Ashton Martín Abel González

Drawing on a wide range of British and Argentine sources, this book highlights the importance of the neglected 1960s as the decade in which the dormant Falklands (Malvinas) dispute became reactivated, developing into a dynamic set of bilateral negotiations on the question of sovereignty.

The Ecology of British Romantic Conservatism, 1790–1837

by Katey Castellano

Analyzing Romantic conservative critiques of modernity found in literature, philosophy, natural history, and agricultural periodicals, this book finds a common theme in the 'intergenerational imagination. ' This impels an environmental ethic in which obligations to past and future generations shape decisions about inherited culture and land.

The Right to Wear Religious Symbols

by Daniel Whistler Daniel J. Hill

Clearly presenting the case-law concerning Article 9 of the European Convention of Human Rights, this is a lively and accessible analysis of a key issue in contemporary society: whether there is a human right to wear a religious symbol and how far any such right extends.

The Best Argument against God

by Graham Oppy

. . . compares two theories-Naturalism and Theism-on a wide range of relevant data. It concludes that Naturalism should be preferred to Theism on that data. The central idea behind the argument is that, while Naturalism is simpler than Theism, there is no relevant data that Naturalism fails to explain at least as well as Theism does.

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