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Pirate Latitudes PDF Book By Michael Crichton

Pirate Latitudes

  • Author: Michael Crichton
  • ISBN Code: : 1443400440
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Page : 400 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 648 Readers
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Contains an exclusive preview of Micro by Michael Crichton and Richard Preston. In Port Royal, a cutthroat town of taverns, grog shops and bawdy houses, life can end swiftly. But for Captain Edward Hunter, this is a life destined for riches; Spanish gold is there for the taking. And law in the New World is made by those who take it into their own hands.

Disclosure PDF Book By Michael Crichton

Disclosure

  • Author: Michael Crichton
  • ISBN Code: : 0375412190
  • Publisher : Ballantine Books
  • Page : 464 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 845 Readers
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From the author of Jurassic Park, Timeline, and Sphere comes an electrifying thriller in which a shocking accusation of sexual harassment triggers a gripping psychological game of cat and mouse and threatens to derail a brilliant career. #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER “A fresh and provocative story.”—People An up-and-coming executive at the computer firm DigiCom, Tom Sanders is a man whose corporate future is certain. But after a closed-door meeting with his new boss—a woman who is his former lover and has been promoted to the position he expected to have—Sanders finds himself caught in a nightmarish web of deceit in which he is branded the villain. As Sanders scrambles to defend himself, he uncovers an electronic trail into the company’s secrets—and begins to grasp that a cynical and manipulative scheme has been devised to bring him down. “Crichton writes superbly. . . . The excitement rises with each page.”—Chicago Tribune “A heart-stop story running on several tracks at once. Disclosure is up to [Crichton’s] usual locomotive speed.”—The Boston Globe “Expertly crafted, ingenious and absorbing.”—The Philadelphia Inquirer

Terminal Man PDF Book By Michael Crichton

Terminal Man

  • Author: Michael Crichton
  • ISBN Code: : 0307816427
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Page : 288 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 180 Readers
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From the bestselling author of Jurassic Park, Timeline, and Sphere comes a neurological thriller about the dangers of cutting-edge medical experimentation. Harry Benson suffers from violent seizures. So violent that he often blackouts when they take hold. Shortly after severely beating two men during an episode, the police escort Benson to a Los Angeles hospital for treatment. There, Dr. Roger McPherson, head of the prestigious Neuropsychiatric Research Unit, is convinced he can cure Benson with an experimental procedure that would place electrodes deep in his brain’s pleasure centers, effectively short-circuiting Harry's seizures with pulses of bliss. The surgery is successful, but while Benson is in recovery, he discovers how to trigger the pulses himself. To make matters worse his violent impulses have only grown, and he soon escapes the hospital with a deadly agenda. . .

Airframe PDF Book By Michael Crichton

Airframe

  • Author: Michael Crichton
  • ISBN Code: : 0375412212
  • Publisher : Ballantine Books
  • Page : 448 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 521 Readers
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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • From the author of Jurassic Park, Timeline, and Sphere comes this extraordinary thriller about airline safety, business intrigue, and a deadly cover-up. “The pacing is fast, the suspense nonstop.”—People Three passengers are dead. Fifty-six are injured. The interior cabin is virtually destroyed. But the pilot manages to land the plane. At a moment when the issue of safety and death in the skies is paramount in the public mind, a lethal midair disaster aboard a commercial twin-jet airliner flying from Hong Kong to Denver triggers a pressured and frantic investigation. Airframe is nonstop reading, full of the extraordinary mixture of super suspense and authentic information on a subject of compelling interest that are the hallmarks of Michael Crichton. “A one-sitting read that will cause a lifetime of white-knuckled nightmares.”—The Philaelphia Inquirer “The ultimate thriller . . . [Crichton’s] stories are always page-turners of the highest order. . . . [Airframe] moves like a firehouse dog chasing a red truck.”—The Denver Post “Dramatically vivid.”—The New York Times

We Need to Talk About Kevin PDF Book By Lionel Shriver

We Need to Talk About Kevin

  • Author: Lionel Shriver
  • ISBN Code: : 1582438870
  • Publisher : Catapult
  • Page : 416 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 118 Readers
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The inspiration for the film starring Tilda Swinton and John C. Reilly, this resonant story of a mother’s unsettling quest to understand her teenage son’s deadly violence, her own ambivalence toward motherhood, and the explosive link between them remains terrifyingly prescient. Eva never really wanted to be a mother. And certainly not the mother of a boy who murdered seven of his fellow high school students, a cafeteria worker, and a much–adored teacher in a school shooting two days before his sixteenth birthday. Neither nature nor nurture exclusively shapes a child's character. But Eva was always uneasy with the sacrifices and social demotion of motherhood. Did her internalized dislike for her own son shape him into the killer he’s become? How much is her fault? Now, two years later, it is time for her to come to terms with Kevin’s horrific rampage, all in a series of startlingly direct correspondences with her estranged husband, Franklin. A piercing, unforgettable, and penetrating exploration of violence and responsibility, a book that the Boston Globe describes as “impossible to put down,” is a stunning examination of how tragedy affects a town, a marriage, and a family.

Travels PDF Book By Michael Crichton

Travels

  • Author: Michael Crichton
  • ISBN Code: : 0307816494
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Page : 400 pages
  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • Reviews : 564 Readers
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From the bestselling author of Jurassic Park, Timeline, and Sphere comes a deeply personal memoir full of fascinating adventures as he travels everywhere from the Mayan pyramids to Kilimanjaro. Fueled by a powerful curiosity—and by a need to see, feel, and hear, firsthand and close-up—Michael Crichton's journeys have carried him into worlds diverse and compelling—swimming with mud sharks in Tahiti, tracking wild animals through the jungle of Rwanda. This is a record of those travels—an exhilarating quest across the familiar and exotic frontiers of the outer world, a determined odyssey into the unfathomable, spiritual depths of the inner world. It is an adventure of risk and rejuvenation, terror and wonder, as exciting as Michael Crichton's many masterful and widely heralded works of fiction.

A Case of Redemption PDF Book By Adam Mitzner

A Case of Redemption

  • Author: Adam Mitzner
  • ISBN Code: : 1451674813
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Page : 336 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 897 Readers
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A powerful and riveting new voice in fiction, Adam Mitzner pulls out all the stops in his follow-up to the highly acclaimed A Conflict of Interest—a gritty, sophisticated thriller that will draw fans of Scott Turow and John Grisham into a world of relentless suspense. Dan Sorenson was once a high-powered New York defense attorney...but that was before a horrifying accident killed the two most important people in his life. As he approaches rock bottom, Dan is unexpectedly offered the opportunity of a lifetime: defend an up-and-coming rapper who swears he’s innocent of the brutal slaying of his pop star girlfriend. Dan realizes that this may be his only hope to put his own life back on track, but as he delves deeper into the case, he learns that atonement comes at a very steep price.

Sexual Violence and Armed Conflict PDF Book By Janie L. Leatherman

Sexual Violence and Armed Conflict

  • Author: Janie L. Leatherman
  • ISBN Code: : 0745658350
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Page : 256 pages
  • Genre : Political Science
  • Reviews : 689 Readers
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Every year, hundreds of thousands of women become victims of sexual violence in conflict zones around the world; in the Democratic Republic of Congo alone, approximately 1,100 rapes are reported each month. This book offers a comprehensive analysis of the causes, consequences and responses to sexual violence in contemporary armed conflict. It explores the function and effect of wartime sexual violence and examines the conditions that make women and girls most vulnerable to these acts both before, during and after conflict. To understand the motivations of the men (and occasionally women) who perpetrate this violence, the book analyzes the role played by systemic and situational factors such as patriarchy and militarized masculinity. Difficult questions of accountability are tackled; in particular, the case of child soldiers, who often suffer a double victimization when forced to commit sexual atrocities. The book concludes by looking at strategies of prevention and protection as well as new programs being set up on the ground to support the rehabilitation of survivors and their communities. Sexual violence in war has long been a taboo subject but, as this book shows, new and courageous steps are at last being taken Ð at both local and international level - to end what has been called the “greatest silence in history”.

Nicomachean Ethics PDF Book By Aristotle

Nicomachean Ethics

  • Author: Aristotle
  • ISBN Code: : 3986776443
  • Publisher : Phoemixx Classics Ebooks
  • Page : 333 pages
  • Genre : Philosophy
  • Reviews : 123 Readers
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Nicomachean Ethics Aristotle - The Nicomachean Ethics is one of Aristotle's most widely read and influential works. Ideas central to ethics—that happiness is the end of human endeavor, that moral virtue is formed through action and habituation, and that good action requires prudence—found their most powerful proponent in the person medieval scholars simply called "the Philosopher." Drawing on their intimate knowledge of Aristotle's thought, Robert C. Bartlett and Susan D. Collins have produced here an English-language translation of the Ethics that is as remarkably faithful to the original as it is graceful in its rendering. Aristotle is well known for the precision with which he chooses his words, and in this elegant translation his work has found its ideal match. Bartlett and Collins provide copious notes and a glossary providing context and further explanation for students, as well as an introduction and a substantial interpretive essay that sketch central arguments of the work and the seminal place of Aristotle's Ethics in his political philosophy as a whole. The Nicomachean Ethics has engaged the serious interest of readers across centuries and civilizations—of peoples ancient, medieval, and modern; pagan, Christian, Muslim, and Jewish—and this new edition will take its place as the standard English-language translation.

Saving Us PDF Book By Katharine Hayhoe

Saving Us

  • Author: Katharine Hayhoe
  • ISBN Code: : 1982143851
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Page : 320 pages
  • Genre : Science
  • Reviews : 218 Readers
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NATIONAL BESTSELLER “An optimistic view on why collective action is still possible—and how it can be realized.” —The New York Times “As far as heroic characters go, I’m not sure you could do better than Katharine Hayhoe.” —Scientific American “It’s not an exaggeration to say that Saving Us is one of the more important books about climate change to have been written.” —The Guardian United Nations Champion of the Earth, climate scientist, and evangelical Christian Katharine Hayhoe changes the debate on how we can save our future. Called “one of the nation's most effective communicators on climate change” by The New York Times, Katharine Hayhoe knows how to navigate all sides of the conversation on our changing planet. A Canadian climate scientist living in Texas, she negotiates distrust of data, indifference to imminent threats, and resistance to proposed solutions with ease. Over the past fifteen years Hayhoe has found that the most important thing we can do to address climate change is talk about it—and she wants to teach you how. In Saving Us, Hayhoe argues that when it comes to changing hearts and minds, facts are only one part of the equation. We need to find shared values in order to connect our unique identities to collective action. This is not another doomsday narrative about a planet on fire. It is a multilayered look at science, faith, and human psychology, from an icon in her field—recently named chief scientist at The Nature Conservancy. Drawing on interdisciplinary research and personal stories, Hayhoe shows that small conversations can have astonishing results. Saving Us leaves us with the tools to open a dialogue with your loved ones about how we all can play a role in pushing forward for change.

Land of Strangers PDF Book By Ash Amin

Land of Strangers

  • Author: Ash Amin
  • ISBN Code: : 0745660622
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Page : 200 pages
  • Genre : Social Science
  • Reviews : 898 Readers
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The impersonality of social relationships in the society of strangers is making majorities increasingly nostalgic for a time of closer personal ties and strong community moorings. The constitutive pluralism and hybridity of modern living in the West is being rejected in an age of heightened anxiety over the future and drummed up aversion towards the stranger. Minorities, migrants and dissidents are expected to stay away, or to conform and integrate, as they come to be framed in an optic of the social as interpersonal or communitarian. Judging these developments as dangerous, this book offers a counter-argument by looking to relations that are not reducible to local or social ties in order to offer new suggestions for living in diversity and for forging a different politics of the stranger. The book explains the balance between positive and negative public feelings as the synthesis of habits of interaction in varied spaces of collective being, from the workplace and urban space, to intimate publics and tropes of imagined community. The book proposes a series of interventions that make for public being as both unconscious habit and cultivated craft of negotiating difference, radiating civilities of situated attachment and indifference towards the strangeness of others. It is in the labour of cultivating the commons in a variety of ways that Amin finds the elements for a new politics of diversity appropriate for our times, one that takes the stranger as there, unavoidable, an equal claimant on ground that is not pre-allocated.

Genetic Ethics PDF Book By Colin Farrelly

Genetic Ethics

  • Author: Colin Farrelly
  • ISBN Code: : 0745695078
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Page : 200 pages
  • Genre : Science
  • Reviews : 312 Readers
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Colin Farrelly contemplates the various ethical and social quandaries raised by the genetic revolution. Recent biomedical advances such as genetic screening, gene therapy and genome editing might be used to promote equality of opportunity, reproductive freedom, healthy aging, and the prevention and treatment of disease. But these technologies also raise a host of ethical questions: Is the idea of “genetically engineering” humans a morally objectionable form of eugenics? Should parents undergoing IVF be permitted to screen embryos for the sex of their offspring? Would it be ethical to alter the rate at which humans age, greatly increasing longevity at a time when the human population is already at potentially unsustainable levels? Farrelly applies an original virtue ethics framework to assess these and other challenges posed by the genetic revolution. Chapters discuss virtue ethics in relation to eugenics, infectious and chronic disease, evolutionary biology, epigenetics, happiness, reproductive freedom and longevity. This fresh approach creates a roadmap for thinking ethically about technological progress that will be of practical use to ethicists and scientists for years to come. Accessible in tone and compellingly argued, this book is an ideal introduction for students of bioethics, applied ethics, biomedical sciences, and related courses in philosophy and life sciences.

Dragon Teeth PDF Book By Michael Crichton

Dragon Teeth

  • Author: Michael Crichton
  • ISBN Code: : 0062473379
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Page : 352 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 326 Readers
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Michael Crichton, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Jurassic Park, returns to the world of paleontology in this recently discovered novel—a thrilling adventure set in the Wild West during the golden age of fossil hunting. The year is 1876. Warring Indian tribes still populate America’s western territories even as lawless gold-rush towns begin to mark the landscape. In much of the country it is still illegal to espouse evolution. Against this backdrop two monomaniacal paleontologists pillage the Wild West, hunting for dinosaur fossils, while surveilling, deceiving and sabotaging each other in a rivalry that will come to be known as the Bone Wars. Into this treacherous territory plunges the arrogant and entitled William Johnson, a Yale student with more privilege than sense. Determined to survive a summer in the west to win a bet against his arch-rival, William has joined world-renowned paleontologist Othniel Charles Marsh on his latest expedition. But when the paranoid and secretive Marsh becomes convinced that William is spying for his nemesis, Edwin Drinker Cope, he abandons him in Cheyenne, Wyoming, a locus of crime and vice. William is forced to join forces with Cope and soon stumbles upon a discovery of historic proportions. With this extraordinary treasure, however, comes exceptional danger, and William’s newfound resilience will be tested in his struggle to protect his cache, which pits him against some of the West’s most notorious characters. A page-turner that draws on both meticulously researched history and an exuberant imagination, Dragon Teeth is based on the rivalry between real-life paleontologists Cope and Marsh; in William Johnson readers will find an inspiring hero only Michael Crichton could have imagined. Perfectly paced and brilliantly plotted, this enormously winning adventure is destined to become another Crichton classic.

Havana Syndrome PDF Book By Robert W. Baloh,Robert E. Bartholomew

Havana Syndrome

  • Author: Robert W. Baloh,Robert E. Bartholomew
  • ISBN Code: : 3030407462
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Page : 194 pages
  • Genre : Medical
  • Reviews : 799 Readers
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It is one of the most extraordinary cases in the history of science: the mating calls of insects were mistaken for a “sonic weapon” that led to a major diplomatic row. Since August 2017, the world media has been absorbed in the “attack” on diplomats from the American and Canadian Embassies in Cuba. While physicians treating victims have described it as a novel and perplexing condition that involves an array of complaints including brain damage, the authors present compelling evidence that mass psychogenic illness was the cause of “Havana Syndrome.” This mysterious condition that has baffled experts is explored across 11-chapters which offer insights by a prominent neurologist and an expert on psychogenic illness. A lively and enthralling read, the authors explore the history of similar scares from the 18th century belief that sounds from certain musical instruments were harmful to human health, to 19th century cases of “telephone shock,” and more contemporary panics involving people living near wind turbines that have been tied to a variety of health complaints. The authors provide dozens of examples of kindred episodes of mass hysteria throughout history, in addition to psychosomatic conditions and even the role of insects in triggering outbreaks. Havana Syndrome: Mass Psychogenic Illness and the Real Story Behind the Embassy Mystery and Hysteria is a scientific detective story and a case study in the social construction of mass psychogenic illness.

Social Capital PDF Book By Joonmo Son

Social Capital

  • Author: Joonmo Son
  • ISBN Code: : 1509513825
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Page : 200 pages
  • Genre : Social Science
  • Reviews : 688 Readers
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Social capital is a principal concept across the social sciences and has readily entered into mainstream discourse. In short, it is popular. However, this popularity has taken its toll. Social capital suffers from a lack of consensus because of the varied ways it is measured, defined, and deployed by different researchers. It has been put to work in ways that stretch and confuse its conceptual value, blurring the lines between networks, trust, civic engagement, and any type of collaborative action. This clear and concise volume presents the diverse theoretical approaches of scholars from Marx, Coleman, and Bourdieu to Putnam, Fukuyama, and Lin, carefully analyzing their commonalities and differences. Joonmo Son categorizes this wealth of work according to whether its focus is on the necessary preconditions for social capital, its structural basis, or its production. He distinguishes between individual and collective social capital (from shared resources of a personal network to pooled assets of a whole society), and interrogates the practical impact social capital has had in various policy areas (from health to economic development). Social Capital will be of immense value to readers across the social sciences and practitioners in relevant fields seeking to understand this mercurial concept.

Me Before You PDF Book By Jojo Moyes

Me Before You

  • Author: Jojo Moyes
  • ISBN Code: : 1101606371
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Page : 400 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 522 Readers
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USA Today's top 100 books to read while stuck at home social distancing From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Giver of Stars, discover the love story that captured over 20 million hearts in Me Before You, After You, and Still Me. They had nothing in common until love gave them everything to lose . . . Louisa Clark is an ordinary girl living an exceedingly ordinary life—steady boyfriend, close family—who has barely been farther afield than their tiny village. She takes a badly needed job working for ex–Master of the Universe Will Traynor, who is wheelchair bound after an accident. Will has always lived a huge life—big deals, extreme sports, worldwide travel—and now he’s pretty sure he cannot live the way he is. Will is acerbic, moody, bossy—but Lou refuses to treat him with kid gloves, and soon his happiness means more to her than she expected. When she learns that Will has shocking plans of his own, she sets out to show him that life is still worth living. A Love Story for this generation and perfect for fans of John Green’s The Fault in Our Stars, Me Before You brings to life two people who couldn’t have less in common—a heartbreakingly romantic novel that asks, What do you do when making the person you love happy also means breaking your own heart?

Business Regulatory Framework (Latest Edition - 2020) PDF Book By Dr. O.P. Gupta

Business Regulatory Framework (Latest Edition - 2020)

  • Author: Dr. O.P. Gupta
  • ISBN Code: : 9350470322
  • Publisher : SBPD Publishing House
  • Page : 347 pages
  • Genre : Business & Economics
  • Reviews : 259 Readers
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Who can buy? Students of BBA, B.Com, and law must buy this book as it is in their syllabus. General students interested in running a business should know the acts given in this book, so it is helpful for them as well. Business Regulatory Framework is specially designed to serve as an undergraduate textbook for B.Com. (Honors & General) students of the different universities across India. This book is designed especially to cater to the needs of commerce students, equipping them with a strong foundation for an understanding of the current business law situation. The book seeks to provide comprehensive coverage of the various topics relating to business law. It offers content that is simple to understand but does not compromise on necessary technical detail.

Grotius and Law PDF Book By Emily McGill

Grotius and Law

  • Author: Emily McGill
  • ISBN Code: : 1351564919
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Page : 560 pages
  • Genre : History
  • Reviews : 99 Readers
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The essays collected for this volume represent the best scholarly literature on Hugo Grotius available in the English language. In the English speaking world Grotius is not as well known as his fellow 17th century political philosophers, Thomas Hobbes or John Locke, but in legal theory Grotius is at least as important. Even on central political concepts such as liberty and property, Grotius has important views that should be explored by anyone working in legal and political philosophy. And Grotius‘s work, especially De Jure Belli ac Pacis, is much more important in international law and the laws of war than anyone else‘s work in the 17th or 18th centuries. This volume is therefore useful not only to Grotius scholars, but also to anyone interested in historical and modern debates on key issues in political and legal philosophy more broadly, and international law in particular.

International Bank and Other Guarantees Handbook PDF Book By Yann Aubin,Louis de Longeaux,Jean-Claude Vecchiatto

International Bank and Other Guarantees Handbook

  • Author: Yann Aubin,Louis de Longeaux,Jean-Claude Vecchiatto
  • ISBN Code: : 9041141294
  • Publisher : Kluwer Law International B.V.
  • Page : 1392 pages
  • Genre : Law
  • Reviews : 774 Readers
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Familiarity with guarantees and how they function under various national jurisdictions are essential for principals, guarantors, and beneficiaries of international contracts. This enormously useful handbook provides a practical overview of the guarantee regimes in twenty-eight European countries, with country-by-country contributions from regional expert practitioners and academics. For easy comparison, each country report follows the same structure, from preliminary discussion on the provisions of a guarantee to its negotiation, drafting, and enforcement. Focusing on specific issues to consider at every stage, each chapter provides detailed information and guidance on such aspects as the following: . who can issue guarantees; . limitations as to the type of obligations which may be subject to a guarantee; . issues relating to the protection of the contracting parties; . formal requirements which need to be complied with; . stamp duties or other tax payable; . presence of implied terms; . legal framework applicable to joint and several obligations; . modification of the situation; . conditions for release and actions to be taken to ensure a valid release; . opening of bankruptcy proceedings against the principal; . court enforcement; and . incorporation of uniform rules. Each chapter includes references and model guarantee forms that readers can use to draft their own documents. Invaluable to corporate counsel and law firms with an international practice, this peerless handbook will prove the first order of business in trade negotiations across Europe, among European nations themselves as well as with their global partners.

Genres of the Credit Economy PDF Book By Mary Poovey

Genres of the Credit Economy

  • Author: Mary Poovey
  • ISBN Code: : 0226675211
  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Page : 496 pages
  • Genre : Literary Criticism
  • Reviews : 964 Readers
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How did banking, borrowing, investing, and even losing money—in other words, participating in the modern financial system—come to seem likeroutine activities of everydaylife? Genres of the Credit Economy addressesthis question by examining the history of financial instruments and representations of finance in eighteenth- and nineteenth-century Britain. Chronicling the process by which some of our most important conceptual categories were naturalized, Mary Poovey explores complex relationships among forms of writing that are not usually viewed together, from bills of exchange and bank checks, to realist novels and Romantic poems, to economic theory and financial journalism. Taking up all early forms of financial and monetarywriting, Poovey argues that these genres mediated for early modern Britons the operations of a market system organized around credit and debt. By arguing that genre is a critical tool for historical and theoretical analysis and an agent in the events that formed the modern world, Poovey offers a new way to appreciate the character of the credit economy and demonstrates the contribution historians and literary scholars can make to understanding its operations. Much more than an exploration of writing on and around money, Genres of the Credit Economy offers startling insights about the evolution of disciplines and the separation of factual and fictional genres.

International Library of the Philosophy of Education PDF Book By Charles Bailey

International Library of the Philosophy of Education

  • Author: Charles Bailey
  • ISBN Code: : 1135169918
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Page : 5960 pages
  • Genre : Education
  • Reviews : 544 Readers
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International Library of the Philosophy of Education reprints twenty-four distinguished texts published in this field over the last half-century and includes works by authors such as Reginald D. Archambault, Charles Bailey, Robin Barrow, Norman J. Bull, D. E. Cooper, R. F. Dearden, Kieran Egan, D. W. Hamlyn, Paul H. Hirst, Glenn Langford, D. J. O'Connor, T. W. Moore, D. A. Nyberg, R. W. K. Paterson, R. S. Peters, Kenneth A Strike, I. A. Snook, John and Patricia White, and John Wilson. Themes discussed include: Liberal education, moral education, the aims of education, the education of teachers, adult & continuing education and the philosophical analysis of education.

The Talmud of Jerusalem PDF Book By Moïse Schwab

The Talmud of Jerusalem

  • Author: Moïse Schwab
  • ISBN Code: : N.a
  • Publisher : Christian Classics Reproductions
  • Page : pages
  • Genre : Religion
  • Reviews : 955 Readers
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The Jerusalem Talmud probably originated in Tiberias in the School of Johanan ben Nappaha. It is a compilation of teachings of the schools of Tiberias, Sepphoris and Caesarea. It is written largely in a western Aramaic dialect that differs from its Babylonian counterpart.

Uncle Sam Wanted Me PDF Book By Daniel Kornstein

Uncle Sam Wanted Me

  • Author: Daniel Kornstein
  • ISBN Code: : 1665552891
  • Publisher : AuthorHouse
  • Page : 220 pages
  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • Reviews : 284 Readers
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Uncle Sam Wanted Me is the story of Daniel Kornstein’s being drafted out of the comparative comforts and intellectual stimulation of law school into the rigors and worries of Army life during the Vietnam War. In clear, entertaining, and memorable language, Kornstein looks back more than half a century to explain and try to understand how he and his generation felt about and dealt with the moral issues posed by the Vietnam draft. The author describes what it was like to receive his draft notice as he studied for his first-year final exams, what his reactions were, and what choices he made and why. Like Proust, the seventy-four-year-old author moves back through time into his memory, dipping into and out of his consciousness, with his old Army dog tags as his madeleine. Kornstein turns the story of his being drafted into the Vietnam Era Army into an expansive meditation on coming of age in the shadow of an unpopular war and making important life decisions about reacting to that war. It is his eloquent attempt to use his personal experiences and moods to explore larger issues, to connect social, cultural and historical dots about the relationship between the military and civilian spheres of life in America, to think about what it even means to be an American citizen. The climax of Kornstein’s time in uniform was being assigned as a legal clerk for the prosecutors of a court-martial arising from the horrible 1968 My Lai Massacre in which U.S. soldiers killed hundreds of unarmed, non-combatant old men, women and children. He discusses and analyzes that case. In a final chapter, the author provides a personal long-delayed after-action report summarizing significant lessons from his two-year military experience as a draftee. He considers the pros and cons of an all-volunteer military, whether a draft is necessary and if so how to make it fair and equitable, the possibility of other forms of national service, our continuing entanglement in undeclared wars, more recent examples of war atrocities, and the residual effects of military service on individuals. Uncle Sam Wanted Me offers insights, ripened reflections, for the author’s generation as well as for a new generation that overwhelmingly isn’t personally exposed to anything military, much less the draft.

Cosmic Commons PDF Book By John Hart

Cosmic Commons

  • Author: John Hart
  • ISBN Code: : 1630870579
  • Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • Page : 426 pages
  • Genre : Religion
  • Reviews : 113 Readers
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Cosmic Commons explores terrestrial-extraterrestrial intelligent life Contact. It uses a thought experiment to consider the ecological-economic-ethical-ecclesial impacts of Contact, analyzing incidents around the world described by credible witnesses (two of whom are interviewed for the book), including Roswell and the Hudson River Valley. It discusses government and academic efforts to use ridicule and coercion to suppress Contact investigations, supports a scientific method to research ETI reports in a field that should excite scientists, and calls on academics to publicly disclose their Contact experiences. It traces Earth ecological and economic injustices to the European Enlightenment and the Discovery Doctrine by which European nations rationalized invasion of distant continents, genocide, and seizure of the territories and natural goods of native peoples. It advocates a change in humans' Earth conduct to avoid replicating in space the policies and practices that wrought economic injustice and ecological devastation on Earth, provides an innovative cosmosociological praxis ethics theory and practice toward that end, and develops a Cosmic Charter, based on UN documents, to guide humankind in space and in ETI encounters. Permeated by a profound sense of the sacred, Cosmic Commons explores a positive relationship between religion and science as humankind ventures into space.

Twentieth Century Crime & Mystery Writers PDF Book By NA NA

Twentieth Century Crime & Mystery Writers

  • Author: NA NA
  • ISBN Code: : 1349813664
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Page : 1568 pages
  • Genre : Literary Criticism
  • Reviews : 804 Readers
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Banking Awareness for SBI & IBPS Bank Clerk/ PO/ RRB/ RBI/ LIC exams 4th Edition PDF Book By Disha Experts

Banking Awareness for SBI & IBPS Bank Clerk/ PO/ RRB/ RBI/ LIC exams 4th Edition

  • Author: Disha Experts
  • ISBN Code: : 9389986281
  • Publisher : Disha Publications
  • Page : pages
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Global Development Ethics PDF Book By Eddy M. Souffrant

Global Development Ethics

  • Author: Eddy M. Souffrant
  • ISBN Code: : 1786604701
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Page : 224 pages
  • Genre : Philosophy
  • Reviews : 754 Readers
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This book introduces and explores a theory of global development ethics, revealing some of the challenges to projects of global development and including coverage of core topics such as immigration, technology, famine, race and capitalism. It is ideal for advanced-level courses in Global Ethics, Development Ethics and Applied Ethics.

Banking Law and Practice PDF Book By Mishra Sukhvinder

Banking Law and Practice

  • Author: Mishra Sukhvinder
  • ISBN Code: : 8121939844
  • Publisher : S. Chand Publishing
  • Page : 958 pages
  • Genre : Business & Economics
  • Reviews : 966 Readers
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Indian Financial System | Regulatory Aspects Of Banking | Indian Banking System | Banking Structure And Apex Banks | Commercial Banks | Cooperative Banking | Regional Rural Banks | Central Banking | Reserve Bank Of India | State Bank Of India | Deposit Mobilisation Of Banks | Deposit Mobilisation Of Banks | Special Types Of Bank Customers | Bankers Customer Relationship | Negotiable Instrument | Negotiation And Parties To Negotiable | Issue And Negotiation Of Cheques | Payment Of Cheques | Collection Of Cheques | Loans And Advances | Modes Of Creating Charge | Types Of Securities | Purchasing And Discounting Of Bills | Non-Fund Facilities | Contracts And Indeminitiues And Guarantees | Business Credit | Documentation And Advancing Loans | Follow Up And Supervision Of Credit | Understanding Financial Statements | Payment Systems In India | Parabanking Services Of Banks | Prioroty Sector Lending | Micro Finance And Commercial Banks | Financing Agriculture | Financiang Foreign Trade

Need-Based Distributive Justice PDF Book By Stefan Traub,Bernhard Kittel

Need-Based Distributive Justice

  • Author: Stefan Traub,Bernhard Kittel
  • ISBN Code: : 3030441210
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Page : 208 pages
  • Genre : Business & Economics
  • Reviews : 848 Readers
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This book explores the foundations and potential of a theory of need-based distributive justice, supported by experimental evidence. The core idea is that need-based distributive justice may have some legitimatory advantages over other important principles of distribution, like equality and equity, and therefore involves less dispute over the distribution and redistribution of scarce resources. In seven chapters, eleven scholars from the fields of philosophy, psychology, sociology, political science and economics outline the normative and positive building blocks of such a theory by critically reviewing the literature on distributive justice from their respective disciplinary perspectives. They address important theoretical and practical issues concerning the rationality of needs identification at the individual level and the recognition of needs at the societal level. They also investigate whether and how the dynamics of distribution procedures that allocate resources according to the need principle leads to social stability, focusing on the economic incentives that arise from need-based redistribution. The final chapter provides a synthesis and outlines a framework for a theory of justice based on ten hypotheses derived from the insights presented.

Delphi Collected Works of Thomas Aquinas (Illustrated) PDF Book By Thomas Aquinas

Delphi Collected Works of Thomas Aquinas (Illustrated)

  • Author: Thomas Aquinas
  • ISBN Code: : 191348730X
  • Publisher : Delphi Classics
  • Page : 6548 pages
  • Genre : Religion
  • Reviews : 553 Readers
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The thirteenth century Italian Dominican friar, Thomas Aquinas was a philosopher, theologian and jurist in the tradition of scholasticism. His two masterpieces, the Summa Theologiae and Summa contra Gentiles, helped develop the classical systematisation of Latin theology, while as a poet he produced some of the finest eucharistic hymns in the church’s liturgy. The foremost classical proponent of natural theology, Thomas had an immense influence on Western thought, as much of modern philosophy developed or opposed his ideas, especially in areas of ethics, natural law, metaphysics and political theory. This comprehensive eBook presents Thomas Aquinas’ collected works, with numerous illustrations, rare translations, informative introductions and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 1) * Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Thomas’ life and works * Concise introductions to the major texts * Images of how the books were first published, giving your eReader a taste of the original texts * Excellent formatting of the texts * Detailed contents tables, allowing easy navigation around the large works * Features two biographies – discover Thomas’ sacred life * Ordering of texts into chronological order Please visit www.delphiclassics.com to browse through our range of exciting titles CONTENTS: The Books Disputed Questions on Truth (c. 1259) Summa contra Gentiles (1263) (Translated by Joseph Rickaby) Disputed Questions on Spiritual Creatures (c. 1269) Disputed Questions on the Power of God (c. 1269) Disputed Questions on the Soul (c. 1269) Summa Theologiae (1265-1274) (Translated by Fathers of the English Dominican Province) Commentary on the Gospel of St. Matthew (c. 1269) The Apostles’ Creed (1273) Selected Hymns On Prayer and the Contemplative Life (1913) The Biographies Thomas Aquinas (1911) by Thomas Martin Lindsay and John Malcolm Mitchell St. Thomas Aquinas (1913) by Daniel Joseph Kennedy Please visit www.delphiclassics.com to browse through our range of exciting titles or to purchase this eBook as a Parts Edition of individual eBooks

Economic Liberties and Human Rights PDF Book By Jahel Queralt,Bas van der Vossen

Economic Liberties and Human Rights

  • Author: Jahel Queralt,Bas van der Vossen
  • ISBN Code: : 1351329596
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Page : 344 pages
  • Genre : Business & Economics
  • Reviews : 280 Readers
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The status of economic liberties remains a serious lacuna in the theory and practice of human rights. Should a minimally just society protect the freedoms to sell, save, profit and invest? Is being prohibited to run a business a human rights violation? While these liberties enjoy virtually no support from the existing philosophical theories of human rights and little protection by the international human rights law, they are of tremendous importance in the lives of individuals, and particularly the poor. Like most individual liberties, economic liberties increase our ability to lead our own life. When we enjoy them, we can choose the occupational paths that best fit us and, in so doing, define who they are in relation to others. Furthermore, in the absence of good jobs, economic liberties allow us to create an alternative path to subsistence. This is critical for the millions of working poor in developing countries who earn their livelihoods by engaging in independent economic activities. Insecure economic liberties leave them vulnerable to harassment, bribery and other forms of abuse from middlemen and public officials. This book opens a debate about the moral and legal status of economic liberties as human rights. It brings together political and legal theorists working in the domain of human rights and global justice, as well as people engaged in the practice of human rights, to engage in both foundational and applied issues concerning these questions.

Summa Theologica (Part 2.2) PDF Book By Thomas Aquinas

Summa Theologica (Part 2.2)

  • Author: Thomas Aquinas
  • ISBN Code: : 1780789602
  • Publisher : Authentic Media Inc
  • Page : 1542 pages
  • Genre : Religion
  • Reviews : 873 Readers
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This brilliant synthesis of Christian thought has had a decisive and permanent impact on religion since the 13nth century and has become substantially the official teaching of the Catholic Church. The Summa Theologica, as the title indicates, is a summing up of all that can be known about God and humanity's relations with God. It is divided into three parts dealing with god, man, and the God-man respectively. It consists of 38 tracts, 631 questions, about 3000 articles, 10,000 objections and their answers. Essential reading for all who are interested in core Christian thought.

Handbook of Faculties for Priests Serving the Mission Church PDF Book By Father William T.

Handbook of Faculties for Priests Serving the Mission Church

  • Author: Father William T.
  • ISBN Code: : 9781456824891
  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Page : pages
  • Genre : Religion
  • Reviews : 253 Readers
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Summa Theologica, Volume 3 (Part II, Second Section) PDF Book By St Thomas Aquinas

Summa Theologica, Volume 3 (Part II, Second Section)

  • Author: St Thomas Aquinas
  • ISBN Code: : 1602065586
  • Publisher : Cosimo, Inc.
  • Page : 640 pages
  • Genre : Religion
  • Reviews : 669 Readers
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"The Summa Theologica is the best-known work of Italian philosopher, scholar, and Dominican friar SAINT THOMAS AQUINAS (1225 1274), widely considered the Catholic Church s greatest theologian. Famously consulted (immediately after the Bible) on religious questions at the Council of Trent, Aquinas s masterpiece has been considered a summary of official Church philosophy ever since. Aquinas considers approximately 10,000 questions on Church doctrine covering the roles and nature of God, man, and Jesus, then lays out objections to Church teachings and systematically confronts each, using Biblical verses, theologians, and philosophers to bolster his arguments. In Volume III, Aquinas addresses: faith and heresy charity peace and war mercy, anger, and justice prayer truth and much more. This massive work of scholarship, spanning five volumes, addresses just about every possible query or argument that any believer or atheist could have, and remains essential, more than seven hundred years after it was written, for clergy, religious historians, and serious students of Catholic thought."

God's Provision, Humanity's Need PDF Book By Christa L. McKirland

God's Provision, Humanity's Need

  • Author: Christa L. McKirland
  • ISBN Code: : 1493436791
  • Publisher : Baker Books
  • Page : 240 pages
  • Genre : Religion
  • Reviews : 517 Readers
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In a world often consumed with self-sufficiency, this book reminds us that humans have an innate need for the grace of God's personal presence. Christa McKirland, an author doing research at the intersection of Christian theology and the sciences, argues for a new way of understanding the image of God that might precondition science-engaged theology. She makes an exegetical and theological case that human beings were created to need the presence of God in order to flourish. Such a need is not a liability but our greatest human dignity. Foreword by Alan J. Torrance.

Resource Allocation in the Public Sector PDF Book By Colin Fisher

Resource Allocation in the Public Sector

  • Author: Colin Fisher
  • ISBN Code: : 113468309X
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Page : 304 pages
  • Genre : Business & Economics
  • Reviews : 442 Readers
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In the public sector at the moment resources are scarce - or at the very least finite and limited - how they are allocated is therefore of crucial importance. This book analyses this process and examines the competing values that underlie the public service ethic, including the role of markets and quasi-markets, in the delivery of public services. Topics discussed include: * whether people should be denied the public services they need because public bodies are short of money * what balance we should strike between markets and public organisations to provide public services * whether the use of markets has gone too far and whether we need to return to a public service ethic

Finance of International Trade PDF Book By Eric Bishop

Finance of International Trade

  • Author: Eric Bishop
  • ISBN Code: : 0080470009
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Page : 224 pages
  • Genre : Business & Economics
  • Reviews : 657 Readers
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Introduction to International Trade Finance covers the complete cycle of international trade and explains the roles of the specialist operators. Introduction to International Trade Finance aims to: *Guide the reader through every phase of typical trade transactions, examining in detail the relationships between the various parties involved and explaining the facilities employed. *Demonstrate the range of banking instruments and techniques available to exporters and importers which enable them to enter into contracts, confident that whichever method of settlement they agree upon can be provided with the minimum of risk. *Provide a firm understanding of when to apply a particular form of finance, what risks are involved and how they can be counteracted Now updated to include the UCP600. *Inspired from the basic entry level training courses that have been developed by major international banks worldwide. *Will enable MSc Finance students, MBA students and those already in the finance profession to gain an understanding of the basic information and principles underlying the topic under discussion *Questions with answers, study topics, practical "real world" examples and text with an extensive bibliography and references ensure learning outcomes can be immediately applied Now updated to include the UCP600.

Sell It Today, Sell It Now PDF Book By Tom Hopkins,Pat Leiby

Sell It Today, Sell It Now

  • Author: Tom Hopkins,Pat Leiby
  • ISBN Code: : 1613396694
  • Publisher : Made For Success Publishing
  • Page : 244 pages
  • Genre : Business & Economics
  • Reviews : 507 Readers
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Sell it Today, Sell it Now is the authoritative resource by America's #1 sale trainer Tom Hopkins on closing sales in less steps. This book is designed to coach salespeople on the techniques to close sales using an unprecedented one-call system. The author has trained hundreds of thousands of successful salespeople using this system to generate 6-digit income in the sales profession. Sales Managers and CEOs are fans of implementing this system to generate more revenues in less time.

The Summa Theologica: Complete Edition PDF Book By Saint Thomas Aquinas,Catholic Way Publishing

The Summa Theologica: Complete Edition

  • Author: Saint Thomas Aquinas,Catholic Way Publishing
  • ISBN Code: : 1783793147
  • Publisher : Catholic Way Publishing
  • Page : pages
  • Genre : Religion
  • Reviews : 738 Readers
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THE SUMMA THEOLOGICA: COMPLETE EDITION SAINT THOMAS AQUINAS — A Classic in Western Philosophy and the Catholic Church — Complete and Unabridged, contains the Complete Text and Supplements — Three Parts, 38 Tracts, 631 Questions, 3,000 Articles, 10,000 Objections and Answers — Over 2.5 Million words — Includes an Active Index and multiple Table of Contents to every Part, Question and Article — Includes Layered NCX Navigation — Includes Illustrations by Gustave Dore The Summa Theologica, or 'Summary of Theology' was written from 1265 to 1274. It is the greatest achievement of Saint Thomas Aquinas and one of the most influential works of Western literature and Philosophy. His influence on Western thought is considerable, and much of modern Philosophy was conceived as a reaction against, or as an agreement with, his ideas, particularly in the areas of Ethics, Natural Law, Metaphysics, and Political Theory. It is intended as a manual for beginners in Theology and a Compendium of all of the main Theological teachings of the Roman Catholic Church. It presents the reasoning for almost all points of Christian Theology in the West. The book is famous, among other things, for its five arguments for the existence of God, the Quinque viae. The Summa Theologica's topics follow a cycle: The Existence of God; Creation, Man; Man's Purpose; Christ; The Sacraments; and back to God. The first part is on God. In it, he gives five proofs for God’s existence as well as an explication of His attributes. He argues for the actuality and incorporeality of God as the unmoved mover and describes how God moves through His thinking and willing. The second part is on Ethics. Thomas argues for a variation of the Aristotelian Virtue Ethics. However, unlike Aristotle, he argues for a connection between the virtuous man and God by explaining how the virtuous act is one towards the blessedness of the Beatific Vision (beata visio). The last part of the Summa is on Christ and was unfinished when Thomas died. In it, he shows how Christ not only offers salvation, but represents and protects humanity on Earth and in Heaven. This part also briefly discusses the sacraments and eschatology. The Summa remains the most influential of Thomas’s works. Saint Thomas Aquinas was a Dominican Priest, born near Aquino, Sicily in 1225. He was an immensely influential Philosopher and Theologian in the tradition of Scholasticism, known as Doctor Angelicus. He died in 1274. As one of the 33 Doctors of the Church, he is considered the Church's greatest Theologian and Philosopher. Thomas is held in the Catholic Church to be the model teacher for those studying for the priesthood. He was canonized in 1323. PUBLISHER: CATHOLIC WAY PUBLISHING

I William Zartman: A Pioneer in Conflict Management and Area Studies PDF Book By I. William Zartman

I William Zartman: A Pioneer in Conflict Management and Area Studies

  • Author: I. William Zartman
  • ISBN Code: : 3030060799
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Page : 535 pages
  • Genre : Political Science
  • Reviews : 101 Readers
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The work draws on wide-ranging area analysis to develop inductively new concepts and approaches for further use in explanation and application. Divided into two parts, it begins with analysis of revolution and socio-political unrest, followed by models of ethnic conflict and elite circulation in developing societies. It presents the cultural dialectic present in Islam. It then lays out the patterns of mediation and negotiation in managing and resolving conflict, culminating with an analysis of intractables. Part two on governance lays out the nature of world order, cooperation, and conciliation. It then turns to the challenges of identity, ideology, and interest, with some specific attention to the nature of borders and borderlands, and focuses on governance as conflict management and as negotiation. - This book encompasses a new analysis of a neglected part of International Relation, the prevention and management of conflict. - The book confronts sources and patterns of contentious politics with systems and methods of governance. - The book lays out a comprehensive conceptualization of the process of conflict management and negotiation, including questions of when as well as how.