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The Persistent Power of Human Rights

by Kathryn Sikkink Thomas Risse Stephen C. Ropp Thomas Risse Stephen C. Ropp

'The Power of Human Rights' (published in 1999) was an innovative and influential contribution to the study of international human rights. At its center was a 'spiral model' of human rights change which described the various socialization processes through which international norms were internalized into the domestic practices of various authoritarian states during the Cold War years. 'The Persistent Power of Human Rights' builds on these insights, extending its reach and analysis. It updates our understanding of the various causal mechanisms and conditions which produce behavioural compliance, and expands the range of rights-violating actors examined to include democratic and authoritarian Great Powers, corporations, guerrilla groups, and private actors. Using a unique blend of quantitative and qualitative research and theory, this book yields not only important new academic insights but also a host of useful lessons for policy-makers and practitioners.

Person-Centred Counselling in Action (Fourth Edition)

by John Mcleod Dave Mearns Brian Thorne

It is now 25 years since the first edition of Person-Centred Counselling in Action appeared, offering the definitive exposition of the theory and practice of the person-centred approach. Since then the book has supported and inspired hundreds of thousands of trainees and practitioners worldwide. This important Fourth Edition maintains the book's accessibility, clarity and verve whilst incorporating new developments in the approach. John McLeod joins authors Dave Mearns and Brian Thorne to contribute an exciting new chapter on research relevant to the person-centred field. Person-Centred Counselling in Action, Fourth Edition will be an invaluable resource for those embarking on their first stages of training. Well-established practitioners and even seasoned scholars will continue to find much to interest and stimulate them. Dave Mearns is professor of counselling and retired Director of the Counselling Unit of the University of Strathclyde. He has written seven books including Working at Relational Depth in Counselling and Psychotherapy (with Mick Cooper) and is co-editor of the international journal, Person-Centered and Experiential Psychotherapies. Brian Thorne is Emeritus Professor of Counselling at the University of East Anglia, Norwich where he was previously Director of Counselling and of the Centre for Counselling Studies. He is also a Co-founder of the Norwich Centre and continues to work there as a Professional Fellow. John McLeod is Emeritus Professor of Counselling at the University of Abertay Dundee and adjunct Professor of Psychology at the University of Oslo, Norway.

Persona and Performance: The Meaning of Role in Drama, Therapy, and Everyday Life

by Robert J. Landy

The metaphor linking the world with the stage is one that has captured the imagination of philosophers, poets, and social scientists for centuries. Shakespeare, calling all the world a stage, described it best hundreds of years ago; now, in Persona and Performance, Robert J. Landy takes this concept a step further. He shows that drama is not only a metaphor for everyday life, it actually provides a means of self-examination and life enhancement.

Personal Assets

by Kelsey Browning

Sex therapist Allie Shelby has the professional credentials, but she could use a bit more practical experience. Finding the right man to bring out her inner bad girl is tough in a population-challenged Texas town. So when sinfully sexy Cameron Wright rolls back into Shelbyville, Allie wastes no time inviting him to join her in some hands-on research.Cameron has come home to fulfill his dream of restoring classic cars. Back in high school, he knew the town princess, Allie Shelby, was way out of his league. Today he has even less in common with Allie, so he's shocked as hell when she propositions him. Still, he's only human, so he accepts her offer-and with each encounter, she shows him another, wilder side. Before long, he's thinking about more than just sex.But while her personal life heats up, Allie's business is about to crash and burn. And she has to convince Cameron that she's one princess who's not looking for a prince to ride to her rescue.82,000 words

Personal Bankruptcy (2nd edition)

by Stephen R. Elias

This convenient personal bankruptcy kit provides step-by-step instructions and all the forms necessary to file for Chapter 7 bankruptcy. It explains how to: * assess the short and long-term effects of bankruptcy * obtain an "automatic stay" to keep creditors at bay * cancel or reschedule debts * appear in bankruptcy court * decide whether to see a lawyer and more. This second edition has been completely revised and updated. Good in all 50 states.

The Personal Bankruptcy Answer Book: Practical Answers to More Than 175 Questions on Bankruptcy

by Wendell Schollander Wes Schollander

Take the guesswork out of bankruptcy. The Personal Bankruptcy Answer Book answers the most common questions people facing personal bankruptcy have. Whether you are considering a Chapter 7, 11, 12, or 13 bankruptcy, or have already declared bankruptcy, this book will make the entire process less intimidating and scary. Some of the questions it answers includes: Can a creditor put you in jail if you don't pay your bills? What is the difference between a secured debt and an unsecured debt? Should I file for a Chapter 7 or a Chapter 13 bankruptcy? Can I get rid of my student loans by declaring bankruptcy? How long does it take to declare bankruptcy? Will I ever be able to build good credit again?

Personal Branding For Dummies

by Susan Chritton

The fun way to create and maintain personal brandingDistinguishing yourself from the competition is important in any facet of business. Creating a clear and concise image, reputation, and status in the professional world provides an edge, whether searching for a first job, exploring a change in career, or looking to be more viable and successful in your current career. Personal Branding For Dummies is a guide through the steps of creating and maintaining a personal trademark by equating self-impression with other people's perception.Personal Branding For Dummies covers everything you need to create your personal branding, including: using different organizations and associations to increase visibility and exposure to both clients and competitors; making the most of networking; tapping into Social Media outlets like Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn to showcase a personal brand; building a persona through websites and blogging; evaluating personal style and appearance; using conversation, negotiation, and sales techniques best suited to a personal brand; monitoring your brand reputation and successfully implementing feedback as it grows and develops, and more.Tips on utilizing Social Media to showcase your personal brandHow personal branding can help advance your careerGuidance on creating a clear and concise imageWith the hands-on, friendly help of Personal Branding For Dummies, you'll establish a professional presence and personal "brand" identity to keep yourself distinguished in the business world.>

Personal Coaching for Results

by Lou Tice

In Personal Coaching for Results, Lou Tice walks you through the process to coach yourself to effectiveness and success, step by step. Using what he wrote here builds your personal effectiveness and then guides you on your way to becoming the credible, influential mentor you have it in you to be.

Personal Concierge Service

by Entrepreneur Magazine

Personal assistants aren't just for the rich and famous anymore. More and more people are willing to pay good money for personal services that help make their lives easier. Our guide will show you how to get started in two high-paying and exciting personal service businesses: personal concierge and personal shopper.As a personal concierge, clients will hire you to plan trips, make dinner reservations, get concert tickets, pick-up dry cleaning and myriad other errands they simply don't have time to do themselves. Love to shop? Become a personal shopper and get paid to shop for gifts, fashions and just about anything else people buy. Some personal shoppers even act as wardrobe consultants to celebrities.Startup is easy. Overhead is low. And you can even work out of your home. All you need to get started is a phone, some business cards, and this essential guide. It teaches you everything you need to know, including:Making the right contacts to find great business and individual clientsUsing the internet to make your job easierBuilding loyalty among clients and getting glowing referralsChoosing what services to offer and setting feesWhat it takes to gain the competitive edgeWhichever path you choose, our guide is your key to success. You'll learn everything you need to know to start and run your new business. Sample forms, additional resources, checklists and work sheets guide you through every step of the startup process, putting you on the road to success in your own concierge business today!The First Three YearsIn addition to industry specific information, you'll also tap into Entrepreneur's more than 30 years of small business expertise via the 2nd section of the guide - Start Your Own Business. SYOB offers critical startup essentials and a current, comprehensive view of what it takes to survive the crucial first three years, giving your exactly what you need to survive and succeed. Plus, you'll get advice and insight from experts and practicing entrepreneurs, all offering common-sense approaches and solutions to a wide range of challenges. Pin point your target market Uncover creative financing for startup and growth Use online resources to streamline your business plan Learn the secrets of successful marketing Discover digital and social media tools and how to use them Take advantage of hundreds of resources Receive vital forms, worksheets and checklists From startup to retirement, millions of entrepreneurs and small business owners have trusted Entrepreneur to point them in the right direction. We'll teach you the secrets of the winners, and give you exactly what you need to lay the groundwork for success.BONUS: Entrepreneur's Startup Resource Kit!Every small business is unique. Therefore, it's essential to have tools that are customizable depending on your business's needs. That's why with Entrepreneur is also offering you access to our Startup Resource Kit. Get instant access to thousands of business letters, sales letters, sample documents and more - all at your fingertips!You'll find the following:The Small Business Legal ToolkitWhen your business dreams go from idea to reality, you're suddenly faced with laws and regulations governing nearly every move you make. Learn how to stay in compliance and protect your business from legal action. In this essential toolkit, you'll get answers to the "how do I get started?" questions every business owner faces along with a thorough understanding of the legal and tax requirements of your business.Sample Business Letters1000+ customizable business letters covering each type of written business communication you're likelyto encounter as you communicate with customers, suppliers, employees, and others. Plus a complete guide to business communication that covers every question you may have about developing your own business communication style.Sample Sales LettersThe experts at Entrepreneur have compliled more than 1000 of the most effective sales letters covering introductions, prospecting, setting up appointments, cover letters, proposal letters, the all-imp...

Personal Defense for Women

by Gila Hayes

Don't Be A Victim! Fight back-with Personal Defense for Women. Statistics show that violent crimes against women are at an all-time high. Don't be the next victim! In Personal Defense for Women, author Gila Hayes shows you how to build awareness to avoid confrontations-and how to fight back when necessary. If you're concerned about your personal safety and security in your home, in your car, in your workplace and on the campus, there's no better guide than Personal Defense for Women. It's all here! Common-sense, practical advice on Avoiding conflict Personal defense techniques Safe, responsible use of pepper sprays, Tasers, handguns, revolvers and shotguns And more! Don't take chances with your safety-or your family's. Personal Defense for Women gives you everything you need!r Women gives you everything you need!

Personal Demons

by Lisa Desrochers

The first novel in an exciting new YA urban fantasy trilogy. Luc Cain enrolls in Frannie Cavanaugh's class, but what Frannie doesn't know is that Luc has been sent from Hell to claim Frannie's soul. But then comes Gabe, from Heaven, for the same purpose and Frannie is caught between them. There are twists, turns, and surprises all the way to the end. A very satisfying read!

Personal Demons

by Stacia Kane

Megan promises listeners to her new radio call-in show that she'll "slay their personal demons," and they believe her. So do the personal demons. . . although she doesn't know it, Megan is the only human without a demon on her shoulder! Megan and her allies - a demon lover who both protects and seduces her with devilish intensity, a witch with poor social skills, and three cockney guard demons - have to deal not only with the personal demons, but a soul-sucker, ghosts of Megan's past, and a reporter who threatens to destroy Megan's career!

Personal Development All-In-One For Dummies

by Kate Burton Gillian Burn Mike Bryant Peter Mabbutt Romilla Ready Rob Willson Rhena Branch Jeni Mumford

A complete guide to understanding how you think, and discovering how to think differently.Personal Development All-in-One For Dummies is a complete guide to the key techniques that help you master your thoughts: Neuro-linguistic Programming (NLP), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Life Coaching and Hypnotherapy. Discover the basic principles of each approach and receive sensible, practical and effective expert advice on how each one can help you challenge negative beliefs and change your attitudes. Whether you wish to conquer an anxiety, beat an addiction or simply think more positively, here you will find proven and popular methods that you can use to make major changes - improving your personal power and creating the life you want.Personal Development All-in-One For Dummies will include:Book I: Essential ConceptsExploring the Key Themes of NLPUnderstanding Cognitive Behavioural TherapyExamining HypnotherapyIntroducing Life CoachingBook II: Neuro-Linguistic ProgrammingTaking Charge of Your LifeCreating RapportReaching Beyond the Words People SayExploring the Amazing Power of Your SensesOpening The ToolkitUnderstanding the Psychology Behind Your Habits and BehavioursBook III: Cognitive Behavioural TherapyCorrecting Your ThinkingOvercoming Obstacles to ProgressPutting CBT into ActionTaking a Fresh Look at Your PastSetting Your Sights on GoalsBook IV: HypnotherapyTaking A Separate View of YourselfConsidering How Hypnotherapy Can HelpFeeling GoodExpanding the Reach of HypnotherapyPractising Self-HypnosisBook V: Life CoachingIntroducing Your Coaching JourneyVisualising Your Whole-Life GoalsBecoming Your Best SelfFocusing on the Elements of Your LifePhysical, Mental and Emotional Wellbeing Developing and Growing

The Personal Efficiency Program

by Kerry Gleeson

A practical guide to getting organized, beating procrastination, and working more efficientlyThe Fourth Edition of The Personal Efficiency Program continues the book's long tradition of helping overwhelmed professionals get their work lives organized to become more effective and efficient. Readers will learn how to stop procrastinating, stop feeling overwhelmed, and start feeling good about their work lives. This new edition contains new chapters on e-mail and meetings, as well as new content on portable communications and how best to utilize tools like cell phones and Blackberries. As always, this edition features Kerry Gleeson's proven, effective program for helping anyone get organized and become far more productive.

Personal Finance

by Rachel Siegel Carol Yacht

Personal Finance by Rachel Siegel and Carol Yacht is a comprehensive Personal Finance text which includes a wide range of pedagogical aids to keep students engaged and instructors on track. If you would like to hear Rachel talk about her book, and the Personal Finance course listen to her podcast. This book is arranged by learning objectives. The headings, summaries, reviews, and problems all link together via the learning objectives. This helps instructors to teach what they want, and to assign the problems that correspond to the learning objectives covered in class. Personal Finance includes personal finance planning problems with links to solutions, and personal application exercises, with links to their associated worksheet(s) or spreadsheet(s). In addition, the text boasts a large number of links to videos, podcasts, experts' tips or blogs, and magazine articles to illustrate the practical applications for concepts covered in the text. Finally, the modular nature of the chapters lends itself to the Flat World Knowledge publishing model allowing instructors to adapt the textbook to the exact needs of their specific class and student body.

Personal Finance

by Rachel Siegel Carol Yacht

Personal Finance by Rachel Siegel and Carol Yacht is a comprehensive Personal Finance text which includes a wide range of pedagogical aids to keep students engaged and instructors on track. If you would like to hear Rachel talk about her book, and the Personal Finance course listen here to her podcast. This book is arranged by learning objectives. The headings, summaries, reviews, and problems all link together via the learning objectives. This helps instructors to teach what they want, and to assign the problems that correspond to the learning objectives covered in class. Personal Finance includes personal finance planning problems with links to solutions, and personal application exercises, with links to their associated worksheet(s) or spreadsheet(s). In addition, the text boasts a large number of links to videos, podcasts, experts' tips or blogs, and magazine articles to illustrate the practical applications for concepts covered in the text. Finally, the modular nature of the chapters lends itself to the Flat World Knowledge publishing model allowing instructors to adapt the textbook to the exact needs of their specific class and student body.

Personal Finance, 6th Edition

by Jack R. Kapoor Les R. Dlabay Robert J. Hughes

Financial planning for life -- from career strategies and consumer credit to investments and taxes to retirement and estate planning -- this handbook covers everything for making those all-important decisions.

Personal Finance For Canadians For Dummies

by Eric Tyson Tony Martin

Personal Finance For Canadians For Dummies, 5th Edition, is a comprehensive roadmap to financial security. Expert authors Eric Tyson and Tony Martin offer pointers on eliminating debt and reining in spending, along with helpful tips on reducing taxes. Learn how to build wealth to ensure a comfortable retirement and tuition for the kids with a primer on investing. Using up-to-date Canadian examples and references, Personal Finance For Canadians For Dummies, 5th Edition provides you with the tools you need to take control of your financial life--in good times and bad.

Personal Finance for Dummies

by Eric Tyson

Too many personal finance consultants offer financial advice that ignores the big picture and instead focuses on investing. You need much more than that to plan your future. You need a broader understanding of personal finance that includes all areas of your financial life in order to become financially sound. Personal Finance for Dummies, 5 th Edition is full of detailed, action-oriented financial advice that will show you how to lower expenses and tame debts as well as invest wisely to achieve your financial goals! Now in its 5 th edition, this up-to-date guide covers all the latest trends to ensure your financial stability. Just some of the updates and revisions include: Reviews of the new and revised tax laws and how to take advantage of them, the latest scoop on Medicare and Social Security and what it means for you, updated investment advice on mutual funds and other managed investments, enhanced smart spending tips, coverage of new bankruptcy laws and how to eliminate consumer debt, smart ways to use credit and improve credit scores, and expanded coverage on educational savings options. This hands-on, straightforward guide features ways to survive life changes such as starting your first job, getting married, having children, and retiring, as well as helpful tactics for preventing identity theft and fraud. With Personal Finance for Dummies, 5 th Edition, you'll be able to achieve financial strength and start concentrating on the more important things in life!

Personal Financial Literacy

by Jeff Madura K. Michael Casey Sherry J. Roberts

This book explains the process of planning every aspect of one's personal finances. This process includes planning one's spending, borrowing or financing, and saving and investing in order to achieve the highest quality of life possible.

Personal Fitness (Merit Badge Series)

by Boy Scouts of America

This book prepares Scouts for a lifetime of physical fitness and helps them achieve their merit badge for fitness.

Personal Geographies

by Jill K. Berry

Readers will embark on a grand journey toward self-discovery while learning the techniques and creating the projects found inPersonal Geographies. The book is split into three sections: ?Mapping the Self,? ?Mapping Your Experiences? and ?Projections, Projects and Possibilities. ' Readers will be inspired by this new approach to mixed-media as they map their heads, hands and hearts, their dreams and memories, and their personal stories. The maps, in both 2-D and 3-D forms, offer a wide variety of unique techniques, from painting on black to carving copper.

A Personal Guide to Walking with God

by John Eldredge

We have a lot to sort through on any given day. A whole lot to navigate over the course of a week or a month. How am I going to come up with enough money to do the things I want to do? And what about love--is this the one? Why can't I overcome those "habits" that look more and more like addictions? Am I at the right church? What is God doing in my life?All day long we are making choices. How do we know what to do?We have two options. We can trudge through on our own, doing our best to figure it all out. Or, we can walk with God. As in, learn to hear his voice. Really. He offers to speak to us and guide us. Every day. It is an incredible offer. To accept that offer is to enter into an adventure filled with joy and risk, transformation and breakthrough. And more clarity than we ever thought possible.Now in A Personal Guide to Walking with God, you can get started in your personal journey to making God a part of every moment of your day. Complete with discussion questions and personal journaling space, John and Craig will lead you deeper into communion with God. Let the adventure begin.

Personal Investing: The Missing Manual

by Bonnie Biafore Amy E. Buttell Carol Fabbri

Your financial goals probably include a comfortable retirement, paying for your kids' college education, and long-term healthcare. But you can't reach those goals by putting your money in a savings account. You need to invest it so it grows over time. Three seasoned personal finance experts show you how in this jargon-free guide. Investing demystified. Get clear, real-world examples of why investing is crucial to your financial goals How to invest. Learn how to evaluate four types of investment so you make the right decisions Hidden gems. Discover lesser-known, low-cost investments that provide tax advantages Retirement, Education, Healthcare. Find chapters devoted to the fine points of each of these big-ticket goals Flexibility. Learn how to change your investment strategy as you age Choices. Find an investment plan that's right for you -- whether you're a conservative investor or go-for-broke risk-taker

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