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A Better Politics

Author : Danny Dorling
ISBN : 190799453X
Genre : Common good
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The aim of this book is to inspire a better politics: one that will enable future generations to be happier. Greater well-being and better health should be the goals - rather than wealth maximization. We need to value health-care more than hedge-funds, caring above careers, relationships more than real-estate. Happiness is the avoidance of misery, the gaining of long-term life satisfaction, the feeling of fulfilment, of worth, of kindness, of usefulness and of love. The book is about what makes most of us happier, but it is also about the collective good. We cannot truly be happy if those around us are not happy. Individualist attempts at self-improvement - or only looking after yourself and your family - do not work in the long-run. This book looks at the evidence for a successful politics that would promote happiness and health. It suggests policies that take account of this evidence. Government can and should work to make us happier.

Practicing Oral History To Improve Public Policies And Programs

Author : Marella Hoffman
ISBN : 9781351607148
Genre : Social Science
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The use of contemporary oral history to improve public policies and programs is a growing, transdisciplinary practice. Indispensable for students and practitioners, Practicing Oral History to Improve Public Policies and Programs is the first book to define the practice, explain how policy-makers use it, show how it relates to other types of oral history, and provide guidance on the ethics and legalities involved. Packed with case studies from disciplines as diverse as medicine, agriculture, and race relations, as well as many examples from the author’s own work, this book provides an essential overview of the current state of the field within oral history for public policy and a complete methodology for the process of designing and implementing an oral history project. The comprehensive How To section demonstrates how to use the practice to advance the reader’s career, their chosen discipline and the public interest, whether their field is in oral history or in public policy. This book is an important resource for oral historians, fledgling or experienced, who are keen to find new applications and funding for their work, as well as for professionals in the public and not-for-profit sectors who want to learn to use oral history to improve their own policies and programs.

Promoting Equality

Author : Neil Thompson
ISBN : 9781352001198
Genre : Social Science
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Practitioners working within the people professions have a legal and moralresponsibility to promote equality wherever possible. This insightful book from a leading author provides a lucid guide to the complexities of inequality, and offers a sound foundation for practice that makes a positive contribution to equality, social justice and empowerment. Now in its fourth edition, this highly successful text challenges oversimplified approaches to tackling discrimination and oppression. It combines an impressive blend of theoretical analysis and practice insights, all conveyed in the accessible and engaging style which has earned Neil Thompson his sterling reputation in the field. With a clear exposition of a coherent theory base that does justice to the multi-level and multi-dimensional nature of discrimination, Promoting Equality is essential reading for students and practitioners within the helping professions, and managers and supervisors across the public, private and voluntary sectors.

The New Oxford Handbook Of Economic Geography

Author : Dariusz Wójcik
ISBN : 9780191072178
Genre : Business & Economics
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The first fifteen years of the 21st century have thrown into sharp relief the challenges of growth, equity, stability, and sustainability facing the world economy. In addition, they have exposed the inadequacies of mainstream economics in providing answers to these challenges. This volume gathers over 50 leading scholars from around the world to offer a forward-looking perspective of economic geography to understanding the various building blocks, relationships, and trajectories in the world economy. The perspective is at the same time grounded in theory and in the experiences of particular places. Reviewing state-of-the-art of economic geography, setting agendas, and with illustrations and empirical evidence from all over the world, the book should be an essential reference for students, researchers, as well as strategists and policy makers. Building on the success of the first edition, this volume offers a radically revised, updated, and broader approach to economic geography. With the backdrop of the global financial crisis, finance is investigated in chapters on financial stability, financial innovation, global financial networks, the global map of savings and investments, and financialization. Environmental challenges are addressed in chapters on resource economies, vulnerability of regions to climate change, carbon markets, and energy transitions. Distribution and consumption feature alongside more established topics on the firm, innovation, and work. The handbook also captures the theoretical and conceptual innovations of the last fifteen years, including evolutionary economic geography and the global production networks approach. Addressing the dangers of inequality, instability, and environmental crisis head-on, the volume concludes with strategies for growth and new ways of envisioning the spatiality of economy for the future.

Flirting With Potiphar S Wife

Author : Garry L. Lybeck
ISBN : 9781606477182
Genre : Religion
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"FLIRTING WITH POTIPHAR'S WIFE - The Seduction Of Western Evangelicalism" exposes the subtle influences and philosophies that have eroded biblical Christianity and have blurred the true nature and character of the church. As a result, much of Evangelicalism has been stripped of its authoritative message. The author contends that the absolute authority of God's inspired Word has been undermined by an evangelical leadership that has replaced it with novel manipulations, popular fads and a market driven philosophy of church growth that offers "sensitive seekers" a comfortable pew, self-gratification and a feel-good religion without sacrifice or commitment. Unlike Joseph of old who fled the seductions of a lustful woman; much of evangelicalism today has succumbed to the hedonistic gibberish and pop psychology of a new paganism. In reality, this is committing spiritual adultery! This book offers a concise overview of the existing crisis along with solutions that are vital to the survival and revival of the evangelical message. Rev. Garry L. Lybeck majored in the fields of pastoral theology, biblical studies and Christian education; attaining a pastoral theology diploma from Central Pentecostal College, a Bachelor of Science in Biblical Studies degree from Dallas Bible College and a Master of Arts in Ministry degree from Luther Rice Seminary. He is also a graduate of The Institute of Christian Counseling and The New York Institute of Photography. Ordained in 1966, he has served as senior pastor in five churches, (including pioneer church planting), and as Director of Christian Education in the Province of Saskatchewan, Canada. His involvement in Christian ministry and service spans over fortyyears. You are welcome to contact the Author at: www.ChurchInConflict.com

Perspectives On World Politics

Author : Richard Little
ISBN : 0415322758
Genre : Political Science
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Perspectives on World Politics has been essential reading for students of international relations since the 1980s. This new edition fully updates this key text for the twenty-first century. Focusing on the main competing analytical perspectives, the first and second editions established an authoritative sense of the conceptual tools used to study world politics, as well as reflecting on the major debates and responses to changes in the world arena. This third edition builds on the success of its predecessors by presenting a fresh set of readings within this framework: power and security interdependence and globalization dominance and resistance. It also includes a much-expanded fourth section, 'World Politics in Perspective', which reflects the methodological and normative debates that have developed since publication of the previous edition. This is an essential text for all students and scholars of politics and international relations.

Nations And Government Comparative Politics In Regional Perspective

Author : Thomas Magstadt
ISBN : 9780495915287
Genre : Political Science
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With a unique regional organization and conceptual approach, NATIONS AND GOVERNMENTS: COMPARATIVE POLITICS IN REGIONAL PERSPECTIVE helps students understand national governments more fully by putting them into a larger regional context. This text documents the changes brought on by the post-Soviet era and the age of globalization, while charting the progress of emerging markets and democracies around the world. This new edition looks closely at the impact of the global recession, providing up-to-date analysis of national policy responses. It also details the continuing rise of Brazil, Russia, India, and China, with case-study coverage of each country. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Perspective

Author : Charles Gaines
ISBN : 9781600347276
Genre : Religion
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"Perspective" is a story about the birth of a nation with divine purpose, howit lost that perspective, and how America can become a united and like-mindedpeople "under God" once again. (Christian)

African Politics In Comparative Perspective

Author : Goran Hyden
ISBN : 1139448714
Genre : Political Science
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This 2006 book reviews fifty years of research on politics in Africa. It synthesizes insights from different scholarly approaches and offers an interpretation of the knowledge accumulated over the years. It discusses how research on African politics relates to the study of politics in other regions. It focuses on such key issues as the legacy of a movement approach to political change, the nature of the state, the economy of a location, the policy deficit, the agrarian question, gender and politics and ethnicity and conflict. It ends by reviewing what scholars agree upon and what the accumulated knowledge offers as insights for more effective political and policy reforms. This book is for undergraduate and graduate courses in African and Comparative Politics as well as development-oriented courses in Political Science and related disciplines. It is also of great relevance to governance and development analysts and practitioners in international organizations.

Politics In The New Hard Times

Author : Miles Kahler
ISBN : 9780801467622
Genre : Political Science
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The Great Recession and its aftershocks, including the Eurozone banking and debt crisis, add up to the worst global economic crisis since the Great Depression of the 1930s. Although economic explanations for the Great Recession have proliferated, the political causes and consequences of the crisis have received less systematic attention. Politics in the New Hard Times is the first book to focus on the Great Recession as a political crisis, one with both political sources and political consequences. The authors examine variation in crises over time and across countries, rather than treating these events as undifferentiated shocks. Chapters also explore how crisis has forced the redefinition and reinforcement of interests at the level of individual attitudes and in national political coalitions. Throughout, the authors stress that the Great Recession is only the latest in a long history of international economic crises with significant political effects-and that it is unlikely to be the last. Contributors: Suzanne Berger, MIT; J. Lawrence Broz, University of California, San Diego; Peter Cowhey, University of California, San Diego; Peter A. Gourevitch, University of California, San Diego; Stephan Haggard, University of California, San Diego; Peter A. Hall, Harvard University; Miles Kahler, University of California, San Diego; Peter J. Katzenstein, Cornell University; Ikuo Kume, Waseda University; David A. Lake, University of California, San Diego; Megumi Naoi, University of California, San Diego; Stephen C. Nelson, Northwestern University; Pablo Pinto, Columbia University; James Shinn, Princeton University

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