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Since its formation in 1948, and particularly since the assassination of Prime Minister Yitzak Rabin in 1995, Israel has experienced turbulent political change and numerous ongoing security challenges, including major party splits, collapsed peace talks with the Palestinians and Syria, nuclear threats from Iran, and even the specter of civil war as Israel withdrew from Gaza. This essential survey brings together Israeli and American scholars to provide a much-needed balanced introduction to Israel's domestic politics and foreign policy. Experts tackle this difficult subject in three parts: domestic politics, foreign policy challenges, and strategic challenges. Domestic topics include the Israeli Right and Left; religious, Russian, and Arab parties; the Supreme Court; and the economy. Part two discusses Israel's complicated and often fractious relationships with the Palestinians and the Arab world, as well as its improved relations with Turkey and India and continuing close relationship with the United States. The Israel-Hizbollah War of 2006 and existential threats to Israel, including the threat from Iran, are detailed in part three. This compelling and authoritative coverage provides students with the necessary framework to understand Israel's political past and present, as well as the direction Israel is likely to take in the future. Contents 1. Introduction (Robert O. Freedman) Part One: Israeli Domestic Politics 2. The Israeli Right (Ilan Peleg) 3. The Israeli Zionist Left (Mark Rosenblum) 4. Israel's Religious Parties (Shmuel Sander and Aaron Kampinsky) 5. Israel's Russian Parties (Vladimir Ze'ev Khanin) 6. Israel's Arab Parties (Hillel Frisch) 7. Israel's Supreme Court (Pnina Lahav) 8. Israel's Economy (Ofira Seliktar) Part Two: Israel's Foreign Policy Challenges 9. Israel and the Palestinians (Barry Rubin) 10. Israel and the Arab World (David Lesch) 11. Israel's Strategic Relations with Turkey and India (Efraim Inbar) 12. Israel and the United States (Robert O. Freedman) Part Three: Israel's Strategic Challenges 13. Existential Threats to Israel (Steven David) 14. Israel's Second Lebanon War (Elli Lieberman)
In this textbook designed to introduce research to lower division criminal justice and criminology students, editor D'Argenio (criminal justice, Mohawk Valley Community College) presents many cases on topics of interest to students, such as sexting, risky sexual behavior, and nonsocial reinforcement on Facebook. The text encourages students to think critically about crime theory and policy development and can be used as a companion text. Most chapters are conference papers; by design, there is no material drawn from news reports. Section 1 describes the role of the police research consultant and offers a beginner's guide to reading research articles. The rest of the book presents case studies and reviews of the literature in sections on researching criminological theory, researching policing issues, researching legal issues in the criminal justice system, and researching corrections issues. Learning features include chapter discussion questions and a glossary. Instructor's guide on CD including test bank - available upon adoption. Annotation ©2012 Book News, Inc. , Portland, OR (booknews. com)
This volume tackles key issues in the changing nature of family life from a global perspective, and is essential reading for those studying and working with families. Covers changes in couple relationships and the challenges these pose; parenting practices and their implications for child development; key contemporary global issues, such as migration, poverty, and the internet, and their impact on the family; and the role of the state in supporting family relationships Includes a stellar cast of international contributors such as Paul Amato and John Coleman, and contributions from leading experts based in North Africa, Japan, Australia and New Zealand Discusses topics such as cohabitation, divorce, single-parent households, same-sex partnerships, fertility, and domestic violence Links research and practice and provides policy recommendations at the end of each chapter
The seventh edition of this popular anthology continues its interdisciplinary approach to the topic of leadership and draws together new material describing the chief concerns facing leaders today. Reviewing hundreds of articles published since the sixth edition, William Rosenbach, Robert Taylor, and new coeditor Mark Youndt have collected the latest essays to clearly communicate the contradictions and paradoxes of leadership from historical to contemporary perspectives and global to individual considerations. The interdisciplinary approach to presentations of cutting-edge research and applications of leadership set this book apart from other collections. The seventh edition reemphasizes followership as an integral component of leadership, discusses the importance of leaders as mentors, helps navigate the hazards of leadership, and introduces a number of topics that will stimulate discussion. With classic selections retained and eighteen new essays added, the seventh edition of Contemporary Issues in Leadership presents a renewed framework for understanding leaders and leadership from a contemporary perspective.
Contemporary Issues in Learning and Teaching looks at current issues across the three key areas of policy, learning and practice. It will help you to think critically on your Education course, and to make connections between the processes of learning and the practicalities of teaching. The book addresses key issues in primary, secondary and special education, and includes examples from all four countries of the UK. The contributors reflect on current thinking and policy surrounding learning and teaching, and what it means to be a teacher today. Looking at the practice of teaching in a wider context allows you to explore some of the issues you will face, and the evolving expectations of your role in a policy-led environment. The book focuses on core areas of debate including: - education across different contexts and settings - teaching in an inclusive environment - Continuing Professional Development (CPD) for practitioners Each chapter follows the same accessible format. They contain case studies and vignettes providing examples and scenarios for discussion; introduction and summary boxes listing key issues and concepts explored in the chapter; key questions for discussion reflection; and further reading. This essential text will be ideal for undergraduate and postgraduate courses, including BEd/BA degrees, initial teacher-training courses, and Masters in Education programmes. All editors and contributors are based in the Faculty of Education at Glasgow University, UK.
If you are a student or practitioner in the early years sector, you need to develop a rounded understanding of key issues in this fast-moving field. This new and updated edition provides a critical examination of the essential issues in early years policy and practice. With contributions from highly regarded practitioners and researchers, this book accessibly balances theory and practical concerns. The Sixth Edition has been extensively revised to include: A new chapter on Child Protection and Safeguarding Coverage of the new EYFS Theory and research evidence A Companion Website, highlighting further reading and current policies and frameworks. You can visit the Companion Website at www.uk.sagepub.com/pughduffy to view a video from the authors, and also access study materials including: Points for discussion Reflective tasks Further reading Web links.
Decentralized policy-making power in Japan had developed under the long reign of the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP). In the1990s, institutional changes were introduced, fundamentally altering Japan's modern political landscape. Tomohito Shinoda tracks these slow yet steady changes to today in the operation of and tensions between Japan's political parties and the public's behavior in Japanese elections, as well as in the government's ability to coordinate diverse policy preferences and respond to political crises.Electoral reform in 1994 resulted in the selection of Junichiro Koizumi, an anti-mainstream politician, as prime minister in 2001, initiating a power shift to the Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ) and ending LDP rule. Shinoda also details these government and administrative institutional changes and reveals how Prime Minister Koizumi took advantage of such developments to practice strong policymaking leadership. He also outlines the new set of institutional initiatives introduced by the DPJ government and their impact on policymaking, illustrating the importance of balanced centralized institutions and bureaucratic support.
Appearing for the first time in English, the writings in this collection reflect some of the most innovative and influential work by Japanese intellectuals in recent years. The volume offers a rare and much-needed window into the crucial ideas and positions currently shaping Japanese thought (shiso). In addressing the political, historical, and cultural issues that have dominated Japanese society, these essays cross a range of disciplines, including literary theory, philosophy, history, gender studies, and cultural studies. Contributors examine Japan's imperialist and nationalist past as well as representations and remembrances of this history. They also critique recent efforts in Japanese right-wing circles to erase or obscure the more troubling aspects of Japan's colonial enterprise in East Asia. Other essays explore how Japan has viewed itself in regard to the West and the complex influence of Western thought on Japanese intellectual and political life. The volume's groundbreaking essays on issues of gender and the contested place of feminist thought in Japan discuss the similarities between the emotional bullying of women who do not accept traditional gender roles and teasing in schools; how the Japanese have adopted elements of Western orientalism to discredit feminism; and historical constructions of Japanese motherhood.
Contemporary Latin America presents the epochal political, economic, social, and cultural changes in Latin America over the last 40 years and comprehensively examines their impact on life in the region, and beyond. Provides a fresh approach and a new interpretation of the seismic changes of the last 40 years in Latin AmericaIntroduces major themes from a humanistic and universal perspective, putting each subject in a context that readers can understand and relate toFocuses on 'Ibero-America'--Brazil and the eighteen countries that were formerly Spanish possessions- while offering valuable comparative views of the non-Iberian areas of the CaribbeanEmphasizes the global, regional and national dimensions of the region's recent past
Striking in its imagery, its history, and its breathtaking scope, Latin American fiction has finally come into its own throughout the world. Collected in this brilliant volume are thirty-five of the finest writers of this century, including: Jorge Luis Borges Carlos Fuentes Julio Cortazar Miguel Angel Asturias Gabriel Garcia Marquez Jorge Amado Octavio Paz Juan Bosch Jose Donoso Horacio Quiroga Mario Vargas Llosa Abelardo Castillo Guillermo Cabrera Infante And many more.
Contemporary Living explores the issues facing students and provides the information needed to make wise decisions. The text addresses topics such as personal development, relationships with family and friends, career options, healthful living, relating to peers, dealing with family crises,and managing family living. Students gain critical-thinking skills while they learn about alternatives to different situations so they can make the best choices for themselves.
With this new edition, Contemporary Living will continue to be a leading text and popular choice by teachers. This text provides an objective, sensitive presentation of contemporary issues facing today's students. Students will study their development as individuals and family members and learn to identify the attitudes, values, standards, and goals that will influence their decision making. Many new topics have been added to update text content, along with 125 new illustrations.<BR>-- New topics include using the management process; making a career plan; teamwork skills; and strategies for job success.<BR>-- More information is provided on lifespan development, including young adulthood, as well as child guidance techniques.<BR>-- Technology applications have been added throughout, such as using the Internet to find jobs and shopping online.<BR>-- A new end-of-chapter feature called "To Think About" involves topics, questions, and activities requiring critical thinking.
- Added content on early brain development, SIDS, and child guidance techniques. - New topics include using the management process; making a career plan; teamwork skills; strategies for job success; and life span development.
Four sexy stories from the hottest names in gay romantic fiction<P>. Icecapade by Josh Lanyon: Ten years ago, diamond thief Noel Snow seduced FBI special agent Robert Cuffe, then fled into the dawn. Now a successful novelist, Noel has never forgotten the handsome lawman. But when Robert shows up at Noel's farm, elation quickly turns to alarm--he accuses Noel of masterminding recent heists. An innocent Noel can't resist planning a second seduction...but wonders if he can stay out of jail long enough to see it through.<P> Men of Smithfield: Mark and Tony by L.B. Gregg: Coming home from work to find my boyfriend banging our landlord was bad enough. Discovering he had also cleaned out my bank accounts made it officially the worst day of my life. I think I can be forgiven for wanting revenge. Fortunately, the law is on my side in the form of sexy trooper Tony Gervase. He's always said he isn't interested in me in that way, but the hot encounter in his kitchen just now tells me he's changed his mind...<P> Bending the Iron by Libby Drew: Michael feels trapped by having to keep his sexuality hidden, by his dead-end job, by family obligations. But everything changes when he meets Eric, a passionate museum curator. When Michael's curiosity gives way to intense attraction, Eric happily feels the same. But the truth is, Eric knows exactly what it is to be stuck in a bad situation, and his personal demons may ultimately hurt his connection with Michael.<P> First Time, Forever by KC Burn: Derrick and Trevor used to have an incredibly passionate relationship. Now that their son is off to college, they're working to put vanilla sex behind them--until Trevor begins to notice their age difference. When he chooses to keep his health issues and gray hairs down there to himself, Derrick assumes Trevor is having an affair. Though nothing could be further from the truth, how can Trevor prove he's desperate to reconnect with Derrick?
De Beer takes a three-part approach to each writer. She opens with an essay that explores the writer's apprenticeship and discusses her major works. Next, she interviews each writer to learn about her background, writing, and view of herself and others. Finally, de Beer offers selections from the writer's work that have not been previously published in English translation. Each section concludes with a complete bibliographic listing of the writer's works and their English translations. These essays, interviews, and selections vividly recreate the experience of being with the writer and sharing her work, hearing her tell about and evaluate herself, and reading the words she has written. The book will be rewarding reading for everyone who enjoys fine writing.
The Contemporary Middle East provides an accessible introduction to the region's most pressing concerns and enduring conflicts. It includes provocative contributions by an impressive array of leading scholars, journalists, and policy advisors. Contributors include notable academic authors Arthur Goldschmidt Jr., the late William L. Cleveland, Shibley Telhami, David W. Lesch, Bernard Reich, and Phebe Marr, complemented by selections from recent general-interest books by Marwan Bishara, Mark Perry, and Eugene Rogan among others. With twelve new chapters, the third edition is a probing examination of the current affairs of the Middle East. Its multiple readings on strategic pairings of topics (Israel and the Palestinians, Iraq and Iran, Egypt and Syria) illuminate the region's key issues from a variety of perspectives. Part- and chapter-opening summaries help establish background and context, and a new concluding chapter by Shibley Telhami, written specifically for this volume, candidly addresses fundamental questions about the United States and the Middle East today. Student resources include an annotated table of contents, a select bibliography, a glossary, brief biographies of notable persons, a chronology, and a summary of recent events, in addition to numerous maps.
The Contemporary Middle East provides an accessible introduction to the region's most pressing concerns and enduring conflicts. It includes provocative contributions by an impressive array of leading scholars, journalists, and policy advisors, as well as major addresses by President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Contributors include notable academic authors Arthur Goldschmidt Jr., William Cleveland, Colbert Held, Shibley Telhami, David Lesch, David E. Long, Bernard Reich, Samih Farsoun, and Phebe Marr, complemented by selections from recent general-interest books by Mark Matthews, Zake Chehab, Farnaz Fassihi, Michael Axworthy, Ali Ansari, and Lee Harris, among many others. With twenty new chapters and a new integrative opening essay by honored scholar Arthur Goldschmidt Jr., the second edition isa probing examination of the current affairs of the Middle East. Its multiple readings on strategic pairings of topics (Israel and Palestine, Iran and Iraq) illuminate the region's key issues from a variety of perspectives. Chapter-opening summaries help establish background and context, and a new concluding chapter by Shibley Telhami, written specifically for this volume, candidly addresses fundamental questions about the United States and the Middle East today. Student resources include an annotated table of contents, select bibliography, glossary, brief biographical register, and chronology, in addition to numerous maps.
More than any other contemporary moral problems reader, Contemporary Moral Arguments focuses on the key arguments that have provoked the most debate in recent ethical issues. The book opens with two introductory chapters on critical reasoning and moral theory, which provide the basis for understanding and analyzing the arguments in the subsequent issues chapters (chs. 3-12). In the conventional way, these readings on ethical issues are sorted into 10 topical chapters covering issues such as abortion, sex and marriage, terrorism and torture, economic justice, etc. But the readings within these chapters are organized unconventionally, by argument. Each argument is introduced by a briefing that sketches the argument, provides conceptual background for it, and reviews some of the main philosophical responses to it. After the briefing come two to four essays presenting the classic statement of the argument, critiques and defenses of it, and discussions of related debates.
"Contemporary Nutrition" is a complete and balanced resource for nutrition information written at a level non-science majors can understand. Completely revised and up-to-date with MyPlate, Healthy People 2020 and Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2010, it provides the ideal balance of reliable nutrition information and practical consumer-oriented knowledge. With a friendly writing style, the authors act as the student's personal guide to dispelling common misconceptions and to gaining a solid foundation for making informed nutrition choices. "Contemporary Nutrition" emphasizes that a population consists of individuals with varying genetic and cultural backgrounds, and these individuals will have varying responses to diet. The knowledge gained from this text will allow students to personalize nutrition information and empower them to make better choices in their daily lives.
Joseph S. Roucek brings together theories from the major political movements of the twentieth century and guides readers through the waves of political change with approaches to Marxism, Communism, Colonialism, the Welfare State, and more. Joseph S. Roucek was a political theorist and author. He wrote or co-authored several books on education and politics including The Czechs and Slovaks in America, Behind the Iron Curtain, America's Ethnic Politics, and Slow Learner.
The Contemporary Reader contains captivating nonfiction to engage low-level readers while building important reading comprehension skills and vocabulary.
The purpose of this book is to provide readings for Creative Writing workshops. The short stories, poems, and plays included have been chosen because they illustrate certain specific aspects of the writer's craft.
Appropriate for master's and doctoral level students, as well as experienced clinicians who wish to learn about supervision, the text emphasizes system and relational thinking and intervention, while privileging the diversity of training system members, their realities, experiences, and interpretations of life.
The living voices of eleven leading Russian authors. Kristina Rotkirch's book presents the reader with an overview of contemporary Russian literature: Boris Akunin, Yuri Mamleev, Yevgeni Grishkovets, Eduard Limonov, Victor Pelevin, Lyudmila Petrushevskaya, Nina Sadur, Vladimir Sorokin, Lyudmila Ulitskaya, Ivan Shishkin, and Tatyana Tolstaya. The contrast in styles, life experiences, and outlooks lends it a width of perspective that few books can offer.
Compiles more than eighty scenes by such modern playwrights as Williams, Slade, Miller, Zindel, and Feiffer for two men, two women, and one man and one woman.