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The Mobilization of Political Islam in Turkey

by Banu Eligür

The Mobilization of Political Islam in Turkey explains why political Islam, which has been part of Turkish politics since the 1970s but on the rise only since the 1990s, has now achieved governing power. Drawing on social movement theory, the book focuses on the dominant form of Islamist activism in Turkey by analyzing the increasing electoral strength of four successive Islamist political parties: the Welfare Party; its successor, the Virtue Party; and the successors of the Virtue Party: the Felicity Party and the Justice and Development Party. This book, which is based on extensive primary and secondary sources as well as in-depth interviews, provides the most comprehensive analysis currently available of the Islamist political mobilization in Turkey.

Mobilizing Communities: Asset Building as a Community Development Strategy

by Ann Green Gary Paul Goetting

As communities face new social and economic challenges as well as political changes, the responsibilities for social services, housing needs, and welfare programs are being placed at the local government level. But can community-based organizations address these concerns effectively? The editors and contributors toMobilizing Communitiesexplore how these organizations are responding to these challenges, and how asset-based development efforts can be successful. Asset-based development, rather than needs assessment, has become a new paradigm in the community development field over the last fifteen years. Although the approach is widely used by practitioners and promoted by foundations, asset-based development has not been examined critically by researchers until now. Mobilizing Communitiesprovides a conceptual framework and practical guidance to community development practitioners. The editors solicited case studies from a variety of geographic settings, regions and racial/ethnic groups. The communities in the case studies mobilize residents around different forms of community capital (e. g. , financial, cultural, and environmental capital). The contributors examine the role of public participation, the organizational and institutional structure, relationships with governmental officials, and the outcomes and impacts of the asset-based development projects. Contributors include: Lionel J. "Bo" Beaulieu, Sarah Dewees, Michael L. Dougherty, Mark H. Harvey, John (Jody) Kretzmann, Rocío Peralta, Rhonda Phillips, Deborah Puntenney, Stewart Sarkozy-Banoczy, Gordon E. Shockley, and the editors

Mobilizing for Human Rights: International Law in Domestic Politics

by Beth A. Simmons

This volume argues that international human rights law has made a positive contribution to the realization of human rights in much of the world. Although governments sometimes ratify human rights treaties, gambling that they will experience little pressure to comply with them, this is not typically the case. Focusing on rights stakeholders rather than the United Nations or state pressure, Beth Simmons demonstrates through a combination of statistical analyses and case studies that the ratification of treaties leads to better rights practices on average. By several measures, civil and political rights, women's rights, a right not to be tortured in government detention, and children's rights improve, especially in the very large heterogeneous set of countries that are neither stable autocracies nor stable democracies. Simmons argues that international human rights law should get more practical and rhetorical support from the international community as a supplement to broader efforts to address conflict, development, and democratization.

Mobilizing Inclusion: Transforming the Electorate through Get-Out-the-Vote Campaigns

by Lisa Garcia Bedolla Melissa R. Michelson

Which get-out-the-vote efforts actually succeed in ethnoracial communities--and why? Analyzing the results from hundreds of original experiments, the authors of this book offer a persuasive new theory to explain why some methods work while others don't. Exploring and comparing a wide variety of efforts targeting ethnoracial voters, Lisa García Bedolla and Melissa R. Michelson present a new theoretical frame--the Social Cognition Model of voting, based on an individual's sense of civic identity--for understanding get-out-the-vote effectiveness. Their book will serve as a useful guide for political practitioners, for it offers concrete strategies to employ in developing future mobilization efforts.

Mobilizing Islam: Religion, Activism and Political Change in Egypt

by Carrie Rosefsky Wickham

Mobilizing Islam explores how and why Islamic groups succeeded in galvanizing educated youth into politics under the shadow of Egypt's authoritarian state, offering important and surprising answers to a series of pressing questions. Under what conditions does mobilization by opposition groups become possible in authoritarian settings? Why did Islamist groups have more success attracting recruits and overcoming governmental restraints than their secular rivals? And finally, how can Islamist mobilization contribute to broader and more enduring forms of political change throughout the Muslim world? Moving beyond the simplistic accounts of "Islamic fundamentalism" offered by much of the Western media, Mobilizing Islam offers a balanced and persuasive explanation of the Islamic movement's dramatic growth in the world's largest Arab state.

Mobilizing Opportunities

by Ricardo Ramírez

The growth of the Latino population is the most significant demographic shift in the United States today. Yet growth alone cannot explain this population's increasing impact on the electorate; nor can a parsing of its subethnicities. In the most significant analysis to date on the growing political activation of Latinos, Ricardo Ramírez identifies when and where Latino participation in the political process has come about as well as its many motivations. Using a state-centered approach, the author focuses on the interaction between demographic factors and political contexts, from long-term trends in party competition, to the resources and mobilization efforts of ethnic organizations and the Spanish-language media, to the perception of political threat as a basis for mobilization.The picture that emerges is one of great temporal and geographic variation. In it, Ramírez captures the transformation of Latinos' civic and political reality and the engines behind the evolution of this crucial electorate.Race, Ethnicity, and Politics

Mobster: It's Not Just A Game

by Nelson Rodriguez

In this story based on true events, author Nelson Rodriguez explores the effects of an online game called Mobster on its players. Rodriguez examines how people interact with others when they are involved-or even obsessed-with online gaming, delving into the relationships that are built through the game-sometimes with others who live a completely different part of the world For Sam, the game Mobster became an extremely personal and real experience; he began acting out his crimes in real life, without giving any thought to the law or the lines that he was crossing. To "win," he did everything in his power, regardless of the consequence-making bribes and intimidating anyone he perceived was in his way. But would he take to ultimate step and actually kill someone? Mark was committed to his job as a police officer, and so he never imagined that one day he would have to engage in the very acts that he had sworn to fight. It seemed that destiny had a different path for him-a life he never imagined for himself. Despite their strong personal relationships, once these players get caught up in the game, all that matters to them is the game-and everything they cared about before is in jeopardy.

Moby Dick

by Herman Melville

Ishmael, a sailor, finds his way onto a whaling vessel, one that is captained by Ahab, a stubborn man on a quest to destroy the whale that 'took' his leg in a battle. Despite a highly credible prophesy and evidence that any pursuit of Moby Dick will end in death, Ahab becomes fanatical about getting revenge. Crew members fall ill and turn mad, but nothing incites doubt in the mind of the captain. Moby Dick is a phenomenal depiction of the test of faith. It asks the reader whether some things are just too big to be fathomed, too powerful to be conquered by any act.

Moby-Dick

by Herman Melville

"Call me Ishmael" is the iconic opening line of Herman Melville's classic American novel, Moby-Dick. Ishmael is a seaman aboard the whaling vessel, Pequod, under the vengeful captain, Ahab. Maniacally seeking retribution from the great white sperm whale called Moby-Dick--the whale responsible for the captain's missing leg--Ahab leads the crew on a quest to kill the infamous beast. A fictional work based on actual events, Moby-Dick is a classic that has been enjoyed for generations, and it's now available as part of the Word Cloud Classic series, making it a stylish and affordable addition to any library.

Moby Dick (Globe Adapted Classics)

by Herman Melville

Moby Dick is an exciting adventure story of the great whaling years in the first half of the nineteenth century. This classic sea adventure tells the story of Captain Ahab, commander of the whaling ship Pequod, and his hunt for the mighty and ferocious white whale.

Moby Dog (Adventures of Wishbone #10)

by Alexander Steele

MOBY DOG A test of courage . . . A stormy sea voyage . . . A really big whale! Someone has run off with Joe Talbot's basketball someone wearing a White Whales team emblem. Joe and Wishbone decide they will get it back, no matter what. This incident reminds Wishbone of the great sea adventure Moby Dick. He imagines himself as the sailor Ishmael on board a great whaling ship under the command of peg-legged Captain Ahab. They are on the quest of a lifetime, as they chase a great white whale across the seven seas. When the ship comes face-to-face with this menacing creature, only a hero with a courageous canine heart and four mighty sea legs will be able to keep his head above water. Thar she blows!

Moby-Duck

by Donovan Hohn

When Donovan Hohn first heard the remarkable story of how 28,904 bath toys spilled into the Pacific en route to the US from China and have been washing up along beaches throughout the world ever since, he decided to find out more and assumed he would interview a few oceanographers, talk to some beachcombers and read up on Arctic science and geography. 'But questions can be like ocean currents: wade in too far, and they carry you away. ' Setting out on a series of journeys to track the renegade rubber ducks, Moby-Duck is an adventure into the heart of the sea through science, myth, the global economy and some of the worst weather imaginable, and the riveting story of an accidental odyssey which pulled Hohn into the secretive world of shipping conglomerates, the daring terrain of Arctic researchers, the lunatic risks of maverick sailors, and the shadowy domain of Chinese toy factories. With each new discovery, Hohn learns of another loose thread, and with each successive chase he comes closer to understanding where his castaway quarry comes from (and where it is heading...). In the grand tradition of Tony Horwitz and David Quammen, Moby-Duck is a compulsively readable narrative of whimsy and curiosity for anyone who is interested in obsession, travel, plastic, and that great American novel, Moby-Dick.

Moby-Duck: The True Story of 28,800 Bath Toys Lost at Sea and of the Beachcombers, Oceanographers, Environmentalists, and Fools, Including the Author, Who Went in Search of Them

by Donovan Hohn

A revelatory tale of science, adventure, and modern myth, "Moby-Duck" is the true story of 28,800 bath toys lost at sea, and of the people who went after them.

Moccasin Trail

by Eloise Jarvis Mcgraw

Jim Keath has lived for 6 years as a Crow Indian when he learns that his siblings are journeying west to take up land

The Mocha Manual to Turning Your Passion into Profit

by Kimberly Seals-Allers

Who among us haven't dreamed of turning our passion into an income-producing enterprise? Whether it's arranging flowers, creating our own beauty products, or taking care of children, we all have our special talents. But how do you turn your hobbies into something more lucrative? And when would you ever find the time? In an uncertain economy, there is no better time than now to get started and The Mocha Manual to Turning Your Passion into Profit offers the step-by-step answers you need to turn your ideas into a business plan and your business plan into a bona fide business. Whether Kimberly Seals-Allers, an entrepreneur herself, is directing you toward resources that will tell you which licenses you need to get started or advising you on how to pick an accountant once your business starts to grow, you can count on her counsel to be clear, concise, and inspiring. Her wisdom on everything from marketing ideas to managing employees is combined with advice and anecdotes from everyday women who have founded companies ranging from small IT consulting businesses to massive operations such as Carol's Daughter. Whether you want to quit your job and start your own company or supplement your existing income with a "side hustle," this inspiring book is for you.

Mocha Mix Cookbook

by Jeanne Jones

A cookbook that provides tips and cooking techniques for "Mocha Mix Non-Dairy Creamer".

Mockingbird

by Sean Stewart

Toni, an actuary with her feet set firmly on the ground, is not happy to discover she has inherited a "gift" after her mother dies--namely, a collection of voodoo spirits

Mockingbird

by Chuck Wendig

Miriam is trying. Really, she is.But this whole "settling down thing" that Louis has going for her just isn't working out. She lives on Long Beach Island all year around. Her home is a run-down double-wide trailer. She works at a grocery store as a check-out girl. And her relationship with Louis--who's on the road half the time in his truck--is subject to the piss and vinegar Miriam brings to everything she does.It just isn't going well. Still, she's keeping her psychic ability--to see when and how someone is going to die just by touching them--in check. But even that feels wrong somehow. Like she's keeping a tornado stoppered up in a tiny bottle.Then comes one bad day that turns it all on her ear.

Mockingbird

by Sean Stewart

"Stephen King meets Ibsen. Trust me."--Neal Stephenson"Witty, wicked, and wise. Wonderful!"--Karen Joy Fowler, The Jane Austen Book Club"A wonderfully vivid and unexpected blend of magic realism and finely-observed contemporary experience."--William GibsonElena Beauchamp used magic the way other people used credit cards, and now that she's dead, her daughters Toni and Candy have a debt to pay. Set in modern-day Houston, Texas, this is a funny and moving novel of voodoo, pregnancy, and family ties. While Toni sorts out the mess that Elena left behind, she must also come to terms with her childhood and with the supernatural and dangerous gift that she has inherited from her mother.--With a new Afterword by the author.-- A New York Times Notable Book.-- World Fantasy and Nebula Award Finalist Reviews"Hands down the best novel I have read in 2005, and one of the best I've ever had the privilege to read."--Park Road Books, Charlotte, NC"The story of a young woman who grudgingly inherits her mother's psychic powers. This book reads like a shot of whiskey--sweet, fiery swirls in the throat that linger on."--Mary-Jo, Powells.com"One of the most enjoyable books of the year."--San Francisco Chronicle"Earthily charming and hilarious."--Booklist"Humor and a Southern sauciness. . . . [Stewart's] poignant take on voodoo among middle-class women makes for delicious fun."--Publishers Weekly"A gentle, funny, affirming novel. . . . Stewart writes beautifully and affectionately about this family and their acquaintances, friends, and business partners. Like a poet with a cattle prod, he crafts his phrasing carefully, then rocks the reader back on his heels with an insight or an insult."--San Diego Union-Tribune"Stewart's best, most perfectly balanced novel yet. . . . a small masterpiece. Stewart's control of tone is nothing short of brilliant; Toni's no-nonsense Texas narrative voice immediately disarms us with its tall-tale overtones and its authentic (and genuinely funny) humor. . . . A work of genuine brilliance."--LocusSean Stewart is the author of the "I Love Bees" and "Beast" search operas, two short stories and seven novels: Perfect Circle, The Night Watch, Nobody's Son, Clouds End, Passion Play, Resurrection Man, and Galveston. With Jordan Weisman, he is the author of Cathy's Book and Cathy's Key. His novels have received the Aurora, Arthur Ellis, Sunburst, Canadian Library, and World Fantasy awards. He lives in Davis, CA, with his wife and two daughters.

The Mockingbird Next Door

by Marja Mills

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee is one of the best loved novels of the twentieth century. But for the last fifty years, the novel's celebrated author, Harper Lee, has said almost nothing on the record. Journalists have trekked to her hometown of Monroeville, Alabama, where Harper Lee, known to her friends as Nelle, has lived with her sister, Alice, for decades, trying and failing to get an interview with the author. But in 2001, the Lee sisters opened their door to Chicago Tribune journalist Marja Mills. It was the beginning of a long conversation--and a great friendship. In 2004, with the Lees' blessing, Mills moved into the house next door to the sisters. She spent the next eighteen months there, sharing coffee at McDonalds and trips to the Laundromat with Nelle, feeding the ducks and going out for catfish supper with the sisters, and exploring all over lower Alabama with the Lees' inner circle of friends. Nelle shared her love of history, literature, and the Southern way of life with Mills, as well as her keen sense of how journalism should be practiced. As the sisters decided to let Mills tell their story, Nelle helped make sure she was getting the story--and the South--right. Alice, the keeper of the Lee family history, shared the stories of their family. The Mockingbird Next Door is the story of Mills's friendship with the Lee sisters. It is a testament to the great intelligence, sharp wit, and tremendous storytelling power of these two women, especially that of Nelle. Mills was given a rare opportunity to know Nelle Harper Lee, to be part of the Lees' life in Alabama, and to hear them reflect on their upbringing, their corner of the Deep South, how To Kill a Mockingbird affected their lives, and why Nelle Harper Lee chose to never write another novel.

Mockingbird Wish Me Luck

by Charles Bukowski

Mockingbird Wish Me Luck captures glimpses of Charles Bukowski's view on life through his poignant poetry: the pain, the hate, the love, and the beauty. He writes of lechery and pain while finding still being able to find its beauty.

Mockingbird Wish Me Luck

by Charles Bukowski

Mockingbird Wish Me Luck captures glimpses of Charles Bukowski's view on life through his poignant poetry: the pain, the hate, the love, and the beauty. He writes of lechery and pain while finding still being able to find its beauty.

Mockito Essentials

by Sujoy Acharya

This book is ideal for developers who have some experience in Java application development as well as some basic knowledge of test doubles and JUnit testing. This book also introduces you to the fundamentals of JUnit testing, test doubles, refactoring legacy code, and writing JUnit tests for GWT and web services.

Mod Knots

by Cathi Milligan

Yes, it's macramé!Creating fabulous jewelry, accessories and even clothing is fantastically easy with macramé. Yes, macramé. The art of knotting is oh-so simple. And oh-so fun, too. Whether you're a first time knotter or a pro at the craft, you'll love the fresh spin that Mod Knots puts on the traditional craft of macramé.Inside you'll learn step by step the basic techniques of macramé as well as how to create 25 projects from yarn, leather, cord and even wire. Your wardrobe will never be the same once you start creating necklaces, bracelets and earrings for every occasion, belts to match any outfit, incredibly soft and cozy scarves, and even one-of-a-kind purses and bags.Let Mod Knots show you all there is to love about macramé!

Mod Knots

by Cathi Milligan

Yes, it's macramé!Creating fabulous jewelry, accessories and even clothing is fantastically easy with macramé. Yes, macramé. The art of knotting is oh-so simple. And oh-so fun, too. Whether you're a first time knotter or a pro at the craft, you'll love the fresh spin that Mod Knots puts on the traditional craft of macramé.Inside you'll learn step by step the basic techniques of macramé as well as how to create 25 projects from yarn, leather, cord and even wire. Your wardrobe will never be the same once you start creating necklaces, bracelets and earrings for every occasion, belts to match any outfit, incredibly soft and cozy scarves, and even one-of-a-kind purses and bags.Let Mod Knots show you all there is to love about macramé!

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