Only Bad Options

Only Bad Options

Only Bad Options
Rating 4 / 5 based on 436 votes

Only Bad Options is Fiction books by Jennifer Estep, publish by Jennifer Estep 2022-09-20. You may find Jennifer Estep info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the Only Bad Options details.


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4 (436 readers) Jennifer Estep Jennifer Estep 1950076113 2022-09-20

Book Summary

New York Times bestselling author Jennifer Estep blasts off with an exciting new science-fiction fantasy adventure with a dash of Regency romance. This action-packed space opera features a mix of magic and technology, along with a soul mates and enemies-to-lovers story. Perfect for fans of Star Wars, Bridgerton, and Pride and Prejudice. A WOMAN WHO SEES EVERYTHING . . . Few people know the name Vesper Quill. To most folks, I’m just a lowly lab rat who designs brewmakers and other household appliances in the research and development lab at the powerful Kent Corp. But when I point out a design flaw and a safety hazard in the new line of Kent Corp spaceships, everyone knows who I am—and wants to eliminate me. I might be a seer with a photographic memory, but I don’t see the trouble headed my way until it’s too late. Suddenly, I’m surrounded by enemies and fighting for my life. I don’t think things can get any worse until I meet Kyrion Caldaren, an arrogant Regal lord who insists that we have a connection, one that could be the death of us both. A MAN WHO CAN’T FORGET HIS PAST . . . The name Kyrion Caldaren strikes fear in the hearts of people across the Archipelago Galaxy. As the leader of the Arrows, the Imperium’s elite fighting force, I’m used to being a villain, as well as the personal assassin of Lord Callus Holloway. Even the wealthy Regals who live on the planet of Corios are afraid of me. But everything changes when I meet Vesper Quill. I might be a powerful psion with telepathic, telekinetic, and other abilities, but Vesper sees far too many of my secrets. Thanks to an arcane, unwanted quirk of psionic magic, the two of us are forced to work together to unravel a dangerous conspiracy and outwit the dangerous enemies who want to bend us to their will.

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The Politics of Bad Options

The Politics of Bad Options

The Politics of Bad Options
Rating 4 / 5 based on 914 votes

The Politics of Bad Options is Political Science books by Stefanie Walter,Ari Ray,Nils Redeker, publish by Oxford University Press 2020-11-12. You may find Stefanie Walter,Ari Ray,Nils Redeker info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the The Politics of Bad Options details.


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4 (914 readers) Stefanie Walter,Ari Ray,Nils Redeker Oxford University Press 0192599097 2020-11-12

Book Summary

Why was the Eurozone crisis so difficult to resolve? Why was it resolved in a manner in which some countries bore a much larger share of the pain than other countries? Why did no country leave the Eurozone rather than implement unprecedented austerity? Who supported and opposed the different policy options in the crisis domestically, and how did the distributive struggles among these groups shape crisis politics? Building on macro-level statistical data, original survey data from interest groups, and qualitative comparative case studies, this book argues and shows that the answers to these questions revolve around distributive struggles about how the costs of the Eurozone crisis should be divided among countries, and within countries, among different socioeconomic groups. Together with divergent but strongly held ideas about the 'right way' to conduct economic policy and asymmetries in the distribution of power among actors, severe distributive concerns of important actors lie at the root of the difficulties of resolving the Eurozone crisis as well as the difficulties to substantially reform EMU. The book provides new insights into the politics of the Eurozone crisis by emphasizing three perspectives that have received scant attention in existing research: a comparative perspective on the Eurozone crisis by systematically comparing it to previous financial crises, an analysis of the whole range of policy options, including the ones not chosen, and a unified framework that examines crisis politics not just in deficit-debtor, but also in surplus-creditor countries.

Why It's OK to Make Bad Choices

Why It's OK to Make Bad Choices

Why It's OK to Make Bad Choices
Rating 3 / 5 based on 705 votes

Why It's OK to Make Bad Choices is Philosophy books by William Glod, publish by Routledge 2020-08-13. You may find William Glod info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the Why It's OK to Make Bad Choices details.


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3 (705 readers) William Glod Routledge 1000062627 2020-08-13

Book Summary

If we are kind people, we care about others, including others who tend to hurt themselves. We all have friends or family members who have potential but squander or even ruin their lives from things like drug abuse, unwise spending decisions, or poor dietary habits. Concern for others often motivates us to endorse laws or private interventions meant to keep people from harming themselves even if that’s what they want to do in the moment. However, it is far from clear that such paternalistic measures are, on net, benign, and they tend to violate an understanding that we should let adults make their own decisions. In this little book, William Glod argues that it’s OK to allow people to make bad choices. It’s OK even if those choices risk causing a lot of harm. Most defenders of paternalism agree that some bad choices are not harmful enough to require laws to stop them. However, Glod goes further. He argues that some people might want – and deserve – the freedom to make truly bad choices because such freedom is the only way they can act responsibly. He also argues that some "bad" choices may not even be bad, even if we can't know with confidence a person's true desires. In addition, the book explores choices that are bad because they might impose high monetary costs on others, arguing that mandatory insurance may be a better solution than eliminating the choice. Finally, it explores the potential pitfalls of paternalistic laws and policies – and how unintended, costly consequences can sabotage the most well-intended plans. Key Features Introduces key concepts for understanding paternalism and freedom of choice for undergraduates and general readers Discusses how many of our preferences are not easily understood by others, and shows how assumptions of what our true preferences can often backfire Explores ways in which people may want the freedom to make mistakes Examines the unintended consequences and associated problems of many paternalistic laws and regulations

Bad Choices and Heartaches

Bad Choices and Heartaches

Bad Choices and Heartaches
Rating 4 / 5 based on 101 votes

Bad Choices and Heartaches is Fiction books by Casey Diam, publish by NLM Romance Publishing 2020-09-30. You may find Casey Diam info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the Bad Choices and Heartaches details.


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4 (101 readers) Casey Diam NLM Romance Publishing N.a 2020-09-30

Book Summary

Ryker Stanley was a stunning specimen of a human, a creation that was aesthetically flawless. He is also a jerk. I know he hasn’t always been this way—after all, we were once best friends, but when our friendship ended, I watched from the sidelines as he made a series of bad choices, and left dozens of broken hearts in his wake. He has the looks, the charm, the girls, and as an elite football player, he’s heading off to college months earlier than anyone expected. I need to stay in Alpen Springs, to continue to train for the Olympics. My timing might not be perfect, but I need to fix things with us, and if the fire in his eyes is any indication, nothing, including our clothes, will be immune to its heat. I don’t stand a chance of resisting. Conflicting goals and distance be damned . . . I am about to entrust my heart to my ex-best friend who is known for breaking them.

Bad Choices

Bad Choices

Bad Choices
Rating 4 / 5 based on 263 votes

Bad Choices is Science books by Ali Almossawi, publish by Penguin 2017-04-04. You may find Ali Almossawi info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the Bad Choices details.


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4 (263 readers) Ali Almossawi Penguin 0735222231 2017-04-04

Book Summary

A relatable, interactive, and funny exploration of algorithms, those essential building blocks of computer science—and of everyday life—from the author of the wildly popular Bad Arguments Algorithms—processes that are made up of unambiguous steps and do something useful—make up the very foundations of computer science. But they also inform our choices in approaching everyday tasks, from managing a pile of clothes fresh out of the dryer to deciding what music to listen to. With Bad Choices, Ali Almossawi presents twelve scenes from everyday life that help demonstrate and demystify the fundamental algorithms that drive computer science, bringing these seemingly elusive concepts into the understandable realms of the everyday. Readers will discover how: • Matching socks can teach you about search and hash tables • Planning trips to the store can demonstrate the value of stacks • Deciding what music to listen to shows why link analysis is all-important • Crafting a succinct Tweet draws on ideas from compression • Making your way through a grocery list helps explain priority queues and traversing graphs • And more As you better understand algorithms, you’ll also discover what makes a method faster and more efficient, helping you become a more nimble, creative problem-solver, ready to face new challenges. Bad Choices will open the world of algorithms to all readers, making this a perennial go-to for fans of quirky, accessible science books.

Yale Law Journal: Volume 124, Number 5 - March 2015

Yale Law Journal: Volume 124, Number 5 - March 2015

Yale Law Journal: Volume 124, Number 5 - March 2015
Rating 4 / 5 based on 371 votes

Yale Law Journal: Volume 124, Number 5 - March 2015 is Law books by Yale Law Journal, publish by Quid Pro Books 2015-04-02. You may find Yale Law Journal info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the Yale Law Journal: Volume 124, Number 5 - March 2015 details.


Rating Author Publisher Isbn Publish Date
4 (371 readers) Yale Law Journal Quid Pro Books 1610278364 2015-04-02

Book Summary

The contents of the March 2015 issue (Volume 124, Number 5) are: Articles: • “Article III Judicial Power, the Adverse-Party Requirement, and Non-Contentious Jurisdiction” by James E. Pfander & Daniel D. Birk • “Beyond Diversification: The Pervasive Problem of Excessive Fees and 'Dominated Funds' in 401(k) Plans” by Ian Ayres & Quinn Curtis • “The Uneasy Case for Favoring Long-Term Shareholders” by Jesse M. Fried • “Deviance, Aspiration, and the Stories We Tell: Reconciling Mass Atrocity and the Criminal Law” by Saira Mohamed Notes: • “Mitigating Jurors’ Racial Biases: The Effects of Content and Timing of Jury Instructions” by Elizabeth Ingriselli • “How To Eat an Elephant: Corporate Group Structure of Systemically Important Financial Institutions, Orderly Liquidation Authority, and Single Point of Entry Resolution” by Kwon-Yong Jin • “Public Actors, Private Law: Local Governments’ Use of Covenants To Regulate Land Use” by Noah M. Kazis Comment: • “Methodological Stare Decisis and Intersystemic Statutory Interpretation in the Choice-of-Law Context” by Grace E. Hart Quality ebook formatting includes fully linked footnotes and an active Table of Contents (including linked Contents for all individual Articles, Notes, and Essays), proper Bluebook formatting, and active URLs in footnotes.

Good Ethics and Bad Choices

Good Ethics and Bad Choices

Good Ethics and Bad Choices
Rating 3 / 5 based on 425 votes

Good Ethics and Bad Choices is Business & Economics books by Jennifer S. Blumenthal-Barby, publish by MIT Press 2021-08-03. You may find Jennifer S. Blumenthal-Barby info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the Good Ethics and Bad Choices details.


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3 (425 readers) Jennifer S. Blumenthal-Barby MIT Press 0262365308 2021-08-03

Book Summary

An analysis of how findings in behavioral economics challenge fundamental assumptions of medical ethics, integrating the latest research in both fields. Bioethicists have long argued for rational persuasion to help patients with medical decisions. But the findings of behavioral economics—popularized in Thaler and Sunstein’s Nudge and other books—show that arguments depending on rational thinking are unlikely to be successful and even that the idea of purely rational persuasion may be a fiction. In Good Ethics and Bad Choices, Jennifer Blumenthal-Barby examines how behavioral economics challenges some of the most fundamental tenets of medical ethics. She not only integrates the latest research from both fields but also provides examples of how physicians apply concepts of behavioral economics in practice. Blumenthal-Barby analyzes ethical issues raised by “nudging” patient decision making and argues that the practice can improve patient decisions, prevent harm, and perhaps enhance autonomy. She then offers a more detailed ethical analysis of further questions that arise, including whether nudging amounts to manipulation, to what extent and at what point these techniques should be used, when and how their use would be wrong, and whether transparency about their use is required. She provides a snapshot of nudging “in the weeds,” reporting on practices she observed in clinical settings including psychiatry, pediatric critical care, and oncology. Warning that there is no “single, simple account of the ethics of nudging,” Blumenthal-Barby offers a qualified defense, arguing that a nudge can be justified in part by the extent to which it makes patients better off.

The Public Debt Problem

The Public Debt Problem

The Public Debt Problem
Rating 4 / 5 based on 483 votes

The Public Debt Problem is Business & Economics books by P. Lemieux, publish by Springer 2013-01-06. You may find P. Lemieux info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the The Public Debt Problem details.


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4 (483 readers) P. Lemieux Springer 1137313021 2013-01-06

Book Summary

The European public debt problem was in the making long before the 2007-2009 recession, as budget deficits had become endemic. A similar crisis is now developing in America, where the same fundamental causes have been at work. The Public Debt Problem analyzes the situation of public debts in America and reviews official forecasts for the federal government. The author carefully explains the main concepts (budget deficit, public debt, etc.) and analytical tools (discounting, government accounting, Treasury securities, bonds, yields, etc.) necessary to understand the issues.

Painful Choices

Painful Choices

Painful Choices
Rating 4 / 5 based on 804 votes

Painful Choices is Political Science books by David A. Welch, publish by Princeton University Press 2011-06-27. You may find David A. Welch info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the Painful Choices details.


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4 (804 readers) David A. Welch Princeton University Press 9781400840748 2011-06-27

Book Summary

Under what conditions should we expect states to do things radically differently all of a sudden? In this book, David Welch seeks to answer this question, constructing a theory of foreign policy change inspired by organization theory, cognitive and motivational psychology, and prospect theory. He then "test drives" the theory in a series of comparative case studies in the security and trade domains: Argentina's decision to go to war over the Falklands/Malvinas vs. Japan's endless patience with diplomacy in its conflict with Russia over the Northern Territories; America's decision to commit large-scale military force to Vietnam vs. its ultimate decision to withdraw; and Canada's two abortive flirtations with free trade with the United States in 1911 and 1948 vs. its embrace of free trade in the late 1980s. Painful Choices has three main objectives: to determine whether the general theory project in the field of international relations can be redeemed, given disappointment with previous attempts; to reflect on what this reveals about the possibilities and limits of general theory; and to inform policy. Welch argues that earlier efforts at general theory erred by aiming to explain state behavior, which is an intractable problem. Instead, since inertia is the default expectation in international politics, all we need do is to explain changes in behavior. Painful Choices shows that this is a tractable problem with clear implications for intelligence analysts and negotiators.

The Fifth Domain

The Fifth Domain

The Fifth Domain
Rating 4 / 5 based on 1 votes

The Fifth Domain is Political Science books by Richard A. Clarke,Robert K. Knake, publish by Penguin 2019-07-16. You may find Richard A. Clarke,Robert K. Knake info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the The Fifth Domain details.


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4 (1 readers) Richard A. Clarke,Robert K. Knake Penguin 0525561978 2019-07-16

Book Summary

An urgent new warning from two bestselling security experts--and a gripping inside look at how governments, firms, and ordinary citizens can confront and contain the tyrants, hackers, and criminals bent on turning the digital realm into a war zone. "In the battle raging between offense and defense in cyberspace, Clarke and Knake have some important ideas about how we can avoid cyberwar for our country, prevent cybercrime against our companies, and in doing so, reduce resentment, division, and instability at home and abroad."--Bill Clinton There is much to fear in the dark corners of cyberspace. From well-covered stories like the Stuxnet attack which helped slow Iran's nuclear program, to lesser-known tales like EternalBlue, the 2017 cyber battle that closed hospitals in Britain and froze shipping crates in Germany in midair, we have entered an age in which online threats carry real-world consequences. But we do not have to let autocrats and criminals run amok in the digital realm. We now know a great deal about how to make cyberspace far less dangerous--and about how to defend our security, economy, democracy, and privacy from cyber attack. This is a book about the realm in which nobody should ever want to fight a war: the fifth domain, the Pentagon's term for cyberspace. Our guides are two of America's top cybersecurity experts, seasoned practitioners who are as familiar with the White House Situation Room as they are with Fortune 500 boardrooms. Richard A. Clarke and Robert K. Knake offer a vivid, engrossing tour of the often unfamiliar terrain of cyberspace, introducing us to the scientists, executives, and public servants who have learned through hard experience how government agencies and private firms can fend off cyber threats. Clarke and Knake take us inside quantum-computing labs racing to develop cyber superweapons; bring us into the boardrooms of the many firms that have been hacked and the few that have not; and walk us through the corridors of the U.S. intelligence community with officials working to defend America's elections from foreign malice. With a focus on solutions over scaremongering, they make a compelling case for "cyber resilience"--building systems that can resist most attacks, raising the costs on cyber criminals and the autocrats who often lurk behind them, and avoiding the trap of overreaction to digital attacks. Above all, Clarke and Knake show us how to keep the fifth domain a humming engine of economic growth and human progress by not giving in to those who would turn it into a wasteland of conflict. Backed by decades of high-level experience in the White House and the private sector, The Fifth Domain delivers a riveting, agenda-setting insider look at what works in the struggle to avoid cyberwar.

Rising up from Hurt

Rising up from Hurt

Rising up from Hurt
Rating 4 / 5 based on 776 votes

Rising up from Hurt is Self-Help books by Dr. Tom Steiner, publish by AuthorHouse 2017-01-12. You may find Dr. Tom Steiner info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the Rising up from Hurt details.


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4 (776 readers) Dr. Tom Steiner AuthorHouse 1524658715 2017-01-12

Book Summary

Rising Up From Hurt helps readers overcome past trauma and hurt and experience more satisfying lives. Many individuals respond to hurtful events or feelings in their lives by making conscious or unconscious decisions intended to prevent future hurt. These decisions, often long forgotten and left unchallenged, can continue to control and restrict behaviors many years later, resulting in feeling trapped or compelled to behave in a dysfunctional manner. Dr. Tom provides an easy to follow method to view the hurtful issues from a new perspective and see options that can offer life changing relief. Readers can develop a new sense of urgency to move on to a new lifestylefreed from the negative constraints of past hurts.

An End to Evil

An End to Evil

An End to Evil
Rating 3 / 5 based on 571 votes

An End to Evil is History books by David Frum,Richard Perle, publish by Random House 2003-12-30. You may find David Frum,Richard Perle info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the An End to Evil details.


Rating Author Publisher Isbn Publish Date
3 (571 readers) David Frum,Richard Perle Random House 1588363600 2003-12-30

Book Summary

An End to Evil charts the agenda for what’s next in the war on terrorism, as articulated by David Frum, former presidential speechwriter and bestselling author of The Right Man, and Richard Perle, former assistant secretary of defense and one of the most influential foreign-policy leaders in Washington. This world is an unsafe place for Americans—and the U.S. government remains unready to defend its people. In An End to Evil, David Frum and Richard Perle sound the alert about the dangers around us: the continuing threat from terrorism, the crisis with North Korea, the aggressive ambitions of China. Frum and Perle provide a detailed, candid account of America’s vulnerabilities: a military whose leaders resist change, intelligence agencies mired in bureaucracy, diplomats who put friendly relations with their foreign colleagues ahead of the nation’s interests. Perle and Frum lay out a bold program to defend America—and to win the war on terror. Among the topics this book addresses: • why the United States risks its security if it submits to the authority of the United Nations • why France and Saudi Arabia have to be treated as adversaries, not allies, in the war on terror • why the United States must take decisive action against Iran—now • what to do in North Korea if negotiations fail • why everything you read in the newspapers about the Israeli-Arab dispute is wrong • how our government must be changed if we are to fight the war on terror to victory—not just stalemate • where the next great terror threat is coming from—and what we can do to protect ourselves An End to Evil will define the conservative point of view on foreign policy for a new generation—and shape the agenda for the 2004 presidential-election year and beyond. With a keen insiders’ perspective on how our leaders are confronting—or not confronting—the war on terrorism, David Frum and Richard Perle make a convincing argument for why the toughest line is the safest line.

Every Day Is Extra

Every Day Is Extra

Every Day Is Extra
Rating 4 / 5 based on 2 votes

Every Day Is Extra is Biography & Autobiography books by John Kerry, publish by Simon and Schuster 2018-09-04. You may find John Kerry info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the Every Day Is Extra details.


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4 (2 readers) John Kerry Simon and Schuster 1501178962 2018-09-04

Book Summary

An instant New York Times bestseller, John Kerry’s revealing memoir offers “a detailed record of an important life…frank, thoughtful, and clearly written…A bittersweet reminder of what the country once demanded of its leaders” (The New York Times Book Review). Every Day Is Extra is John Kerry’s candid personal story. A Yale graduate, Kerry enlisted in the US Navy in 1966, and served in Vietnam. He returned home highly decorated but disillusioned, and he testified powerfully before Congress as a young veteran opposed to the war. Kerry was elected to the Senate in 1984, eventually serving five terms. In 2004 he was the Democratic presidential nominee and came within one state—Ohio—of winning. He succeeded Hillary Clinton as Secretary of State in 2013. In that position he tried to find peace in the Middle East; dealt with the Syrian civil war while combatting ISIS; and negotiated the Iran nuclear deal and the Paris climate agreement. “In these pages Kerry shows remarkable honesty, depth, even spirituality…There is remarkable poignancy—not the usual currency of the career politician and the country’s top diplomat” (The Boston Globe). A witness to some of the most important events of our recent history, Kerry tells wonderful stories about colleagues Ted Kennedy and John McCain, as well as President Obama and other major figures. He writes movingly of recovering his faith while in the Senate, and how he deplores the hyper-partisanship that has infected Washington. Every Day Is Extra “draws back the curtain on a life you thought you knew, but turns out to be a bit different…A surprisingly personal book” (The Washington Post) that shows Kerry for the dedicated, witty, and authentic man that he is and provides forceful testimony for the importance of diplomacy and American leadership to address the increasingly complex challenges of a more globalized world.

Ragtime in the White House

Ragtime in the White House

Ragtime in the White House
Rating 3 / 5 based on 873 votes

Ragtime in the White House is Biography & Autobiography books by Eliot Vestner, publish by Simon and Schuster 2020-06-16. You may find Eliot Vestner info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the Ragtime in the White House details.


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3 (873 readers) Eliot Vestner Simon and Schuster 1947951254 2020-06-16

Book Summary

History played a trick on McKinley. He has been consigned to the shadows between Lincoln and Theodore Roosevelt, vilified or ignored by historians . . . It is a richly undeserved fate. As Eliot Vestner demonstrates in this narrative of the political life of William McKinley, there was much more to the twenty-fifth president’s tenure in office than history books allow. He was a popular president, winning a second term with ease. But only nine months into it, he was assassinated by a self-described anarchist. What more he might have accomplished is anyone’s guess. He had managed to successfully pull America out of one of the worst economic depressions yet experienced, the Panic of 1893. And his controversial tariffs strengthened industry and contributed to the overall wealth of the country, as did his return of the country to the gold standard. He also led the U.S. to victory in the Spanish-American war, and implemented the first steps toward building the Panama Canal, which his successor, Theodore Roosevelt, continued. Perhaps the most under-appreciated aspect of McKinley’s presidency was his advocacy for black civil rights, and his challenge to the white supremacy of the south. As governor of Ohio, he fought against lynching. He signed a ground-breaking anti-lynching bill. Ironically, as president, he had a much more difficult time combating violence and racial injustice because of the use of states’ rights as justification for voter suppression and terrorism towards blacks. He pursued opportunities to advance the interests of black Americans wherever he could, but his inability to stop the lynchings and disfranchisement of blacks was most regrettable. His successors had no interest in the race issue, which remained unresolved until the 1954 court decision in Brown v. The Board of Education. This book gives McKinley his due, and thereby helps us better understand a President of the United States whose work has seemingly been overlooked by most Americans today.

Until Proven Safe

Until Proven Safe

Until Proven Safe
Rating 4.5 / 5 based on 2 votes

Until Proven Safe is Social Science books by Nicola Twilley,Geoff Manaugh, publish by MCD 2021-07-20. You may find Nicola Twilley,Geoff Manaugh info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the Until Proven Safe details.


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4.5 (2 readers) Nicola Twilley,Geoff Manaugh MCD 0374715335 2021-07-20

Book Summary

Geoff Manaugh and Nicola Twilley have been researching quarantine since long before the COVID-19 pandemic. With Until Proven Safe, they bring us a book as compelling as it is definitive, not only urgent reading for social-distanced times but also an up-to-the-minute investigation of the interplay of forces–––biological, political, technological––that shape our modern world. Quarantine is our most powerful response to uncertainty: it means waiting to see if something hidden inside us will be revealed. It is also one of our most dangerous, operating through an assumption of guilt. In quarantine, we are considered infectious until proven safe. Until Proven Safe tracks the history and future of quarantine around the globe, chasing the story of emergency isolation through time and space—from the crumbling lazarettos of the Mediterranean, built to contain the Black Death, to an experimental Ebola unit in London, and from the hallways of the CDC to closed-door simulations where pharmaceutical execs and epidemiologists prepare for the outbreak of a novel coronavirus. But the story of quarantine ranges far beyond the history of medical isolation. In Until Proven Safe, the authors tour a nuclear-waste isolation facility beneath the New Mexican desert, see plants stricken with a disease that threatens the world’s wheat supply, and meet NASA’s Planetary Protection Officer, tasked with saving Earth from extraterrestrial infections. They also introduce us to the corporate tech giants hoping to revolutionize quarantine through surveillance and algorithmic prediction. We live in a disorienting historical moment that can feel both unprecedented and inevitable; Until Proven Safe helps us make sense of our new reality through a thrillingly reported, thought-provoking exploration of the meaning of freedom, governance, and mutual responsibility.

Refugee Crisis: The Borders of Human Mobility

Refugee Crisis: The Borders of Human Mobility

Refugee Crisis: The Borders of Human Mobility
Rating 3 / 5 based on 169 votes

Refugee Crisis: The Borders of Human Mobility is Social Science books by Melina Duarte,Kasper Lippert-Rasmussen,Serena Parekh,Annamari Vitikainen, publish by Routledge 2018-10-08. You may find Melina Duarte,Kasper Lippert-Rasmussen,Serena Parekh,Annamari Vitikainen info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the Refugee Crisis: The Borders of Human Mobility details.


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3 (169 readers) Melina Duarte,Kasper Lippert-Rasmussen,Serena Parekh,Annamari Vitikainen Routledge 1351207539 2018-10-08

Book Summary

How should we respond to the worst refugee crisis since the World War II? What are our duties towards refugees, and how should we distribute these duties among those at the receiving end of the refugee flow? What are the relevant political solutions? Are some states more responsible for creating the current refugee situation, and if so, should they also carry a larger burden on solving this situation? Is people smuggling always morally wrong? Are some groups, for example children, owed more than others, and should we thus take active measures to remove them from conflict zones? How are the existing refugee regimes, in Europe, North-America, or Australia, challenged by the current crisis? Are some of their measures more justified than others? Refugee Crisis: The Borders of Human Mobility discusses the various ethical dilemmas and potential political solutions to the ongoing refugee crisis, providing both theoretical and practical reflections on the current crisis, as well as the ways in which this crisis has been handled in public debate. The contributors to the volume include some of the most prominent political theorists and experts on the current refugee situation, as well as some of the upcoming young scholars working on the theme. This book was originally published as a special issue of the Journal of Global Ethics.

Unjust Borders

Unjust Borders

Unjust Borders
Rating 4 / 5 based on 178 votes

Unjust Borders is Philosophy books by Javier S. Hidalgo, publish by Routledge 2018-11-29. You may find Javier S. Hidalgo info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the Unjust Borders details.


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4 (178 readers) Javier S. Hidalgo Routledge 1351383272 2018-11-29

Book Summary

States restrict immigration on a massive scale. Governments fortify their borders with walls and fences, authorize border patrols, imprison migrants in detention centers, and deport large numbers of foreigners. Unjust Borders: Individuals and the Ethics of Immigration argues that immigration restrictions are systematically unjust and examines how individual actors should respond to this injustice. Javier Hidalgo maintains that individuals can rightfully resist immigration restrictions and often have strong moral reasons to subvert these laws. This book makes the case that unauthorized migrants can permissibly evade, deceive, and use defensive force against immigration agents, that smugglers can aid migrants in crossing borders, and that citizens should disobey laws that compel them to harm immigrants. Unjust Borders is a meditation on how individuals should act in the midst of pervasive injustice.

Deny Thy Father

Deny Thy Father

Deny Thy Father
Rating 3 / 5 based on 539 votes

Deny Thy Father is Fiction books by Jeff Mariotte, publish by Simon and Schuster 2003-12-01. You may find Jeff Mariotte info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the Deny Thy Father details.


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3 (539 readers) Jeff Mariotte Simon and Schuster 0743464109 2003-12-01

Book Summary

In this Star Trek novel, the first Starfleet mission of Will Riker is juxtaposed against the dangerous ordeal of his estranged, fugitive father, Kyle Riker. Father and son work different sides of the same crisis: to unlock the truth behind the conspiracy that targeted Kyle Riker for assassination. In the wake of the Tholian attack that nearly cost him his life, civilian strategic consultant Kyle Riker has become the target of an apparent conspiracy within Starfleet, forcing him off Earth and beyond Federation territory to evade the attempts on his life. But danger is never far off, even on a backwater world where Kyle’s very name brings the promise of death. At the same time, the Starfleet career of Kyle’s estranged son William Riker is under way as an ensign aboard the Starship Pegasus. And even as Kyle searches for the truth behind the events that have made him a fugitive, Will is pursued as well—by a family legacy he fears he will never escape.

The Routledge International Handbook of Penal Abolition

The Routledge International Handbook of Penal Abolition

The Routledge International Handbook of Penal Abolition
Rating 4 / 5 based on 341 votes

The Routledge International Handbook of Penal Abolition is Social Science books by Michael J. Coyle,David Scott, publish by Routledge 2021-03-31. You may find Michael J. Coyle,David Scott info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the The Routledge International Handbook of Penal Abolition details.


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4 (341 readers) Michael J. Coyle,David Scott Routledge 042975678X 2021-03-31

Book Summary

The Routledge International Handbook of Penal Abolition provides an authoritative and comprehensive look at the latest developments in the 21st-century penal abolitionism movement, both reflecting on key critical thought and setting the agenda for local and global abolitionist ideas and interventions over the coming decade. Penal abolitionists question the legitimacy of criminal law, policing, courts, prisons and more broadly the idea of punishment, to argue that rather than effectively handling or solving social problems, interpersonal disputes, conflicts and harms, they actually increase individual and societal problems. The Routledge International Handbook of Penal Abolition is organized around six key themes: Social movements and abolition organizing Critical resistance to the penal state Voices from imprisoned and marginalized communities Diversity of abolitionist thought International perspectives on abolitionism Building new justice practices as a response to social and individual wrongdoing. A global-centred and world-encompassing project, this book provides the reader with an alternative and critical perspective from which to reflect and raises the visibility of abolitionist ideas and strategies in a time when there is considerable discussion of how we will move forward in response to what has given rise to the criminalizing system: white supremacy, racial capitalism and human wrongdoing. It is essential reading for all those engaged with punishment and penology, criminology, sociology, corrections and critical prisons studies. It will appeal to any reader who seeks an innovative response to the calamitous failures of the modern criminalizing system.

Poverty, Agency, and Human Rights

Poverty, Agency, and Human Rights

Poverty, Agency, and Human Rights
Rating 4 / 5 based on 404 votes

Poverty, Agency, and Human Rights is Philosophy books by Diana Tietjens Meyers, publish by Oxford University Press 2014-07-22. You may find Diana Tietjens Meyers info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the Poverty, Agency, and Human Rights details.


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4 (404 readers) Diana Tietjens Meyers Oxford University Press 0199396906 2014-07-22

Book Summary

Poverty, Agency, and Human Rights collects thirteen new essays that analyze how human agency relates to poverty and human rights respectively as well as how agency mediates issues concerning poverty and social and economic human rights. No other collection of philosophical papers focuses on the diverse ways poverty impacts the agency of the poor, the reasons why poverty alleviation schemes should also promote the agency of beneficiaries, and the fitness of the human rights regime to secure both economic development and free agency. The book is divided into four parts. Part 1 considers the diverse meanings of poverty both from the standpoint of the poor and from that of the relatively well-off. Part 2 examines morally appropriate responses to poverty on the part of persons who are better-off and powerful institutions. Part 3 identifies economic development strategies that secure the agency of the beneficiaries. Part 4 addresses the constraints poverty imposes on agency in the context of biomedical research, migration for work, and trafficking in persons.

Sugar Plum Spies

Sugar Plum Spies

Sugar Plum Spies
Rating 4 / 5 based on 611 votes

Sugar Plum Spies is Fiction books by Jennifer Estep, publish by Jennifer Estep 2022-11-08. You may find Jennifer Estep info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the Sugar Plum Spies details.


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4 (611 readers) Jennifer Estep Jennifer Estep 195007613X 2022-11-08

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New York Times bestselling author Jennifer Estep serves up an action-packed holiday adventure in her Section 47 urban-fantasy world of secrets, lies, and superspies with amazing magical abilities. Perfect for fans of Alias, Die Hard, James Bond, Jason Bourne, Nikita, True Lies, and Netflix’s Bodyguard. VISIONS OF SUGAR PLUMS . . . Most spies take a break for the holidays, but not me, Charlotte Locke. As an analyst for Section 47, a secret spy organization, I normally use my magical form of synesthesia to uncover lies and track paramortal bad guys from the comfort of my cubicle. But tonight I’m going out into the field, along with my partner, Desmond Percy, a powerful galvanist. Instead of enjoying Christmastime in the city, I’m in a German castle, dressed like a toy soldier and masquerading as a waitress at a swanky Christmas Eve party. My mission? To gather information that will help Section 47 track down a dangerous enemy. Despite the glitz and glamour, I can’t shake the sense that something is wrong—and that Desmond and I might not leave the party alive. DANCES OF DEATH . . . My name is Desmond Percy, although I’ve had many aliases during my years working as a cleaner for Section 47. But I’ve never had a real partner until Charlotte Locke. My part of the mission is simple: pretend to be a guest and keep an eye on things at the party while Charlotte uses her synesthesia to track down the information we need. But what starts out as a sugar plum dream quickly turns into a holiday nightmare. Forget the mission. All I want for Christmas is to keep Charlotte safe. Note: Sugar Plum Spies is a 47,000-word book. It is book 2 in the Section 47 series, but it can also be read as a stand-alone holiday adventure.

The Paradox of Choice

The Paradox of Choice

The Paradox of Choice
Rating 3.5 / 5 based on 35 votes

The Paradox of Choice is Psychology books by Barry Schwartz, publish by Harper Collins 2009-10-13. You may find Barry Schwartz info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the The Paradox of Choice details.


Rating Author Publisher Isbn Publish Date
3.5 (35 readers) Barry Schwartz Harper Collins 0061748994 2009-10-13

Book Summary

Whether we're buying a pair of jeans, ordering a cup of coffee, selecting a long-distance carrier, applying to college, choosing a doctor, or setting up a 401(k), everyday decisions—both big and small—have become increasingly complex due to the overwhelming abundance of choice with which we are presented. As Americans, we assume that more choice means better options and greater satisfaction. But beware of excessive choice: choice overload can make you question the decisions you make before you even make them, it can set you up for unrealistically high expectations, and it can make you blame yourself for any and all failures. In the long run, this can lead to decision-making paralysis, anxiety, and perpetual stress. And, in a culture that tells us that there is no excuse for falling short of perfection when your options are limitless, too much choice can lead to clinical depression. In The Paradox of Choice, Barry Schwartz explains at what point choice—the hallmark of individual freedom and self-determination that we so cherish—becomes detrimental to our psychological and emotional well-being. In accessible, engaging, and anecdotal prose, Schwartz shows how the dramatic explosion in choice—from the mundane to the profound challenges of balancing career, family, and individual needs—has paradoxically become a problem instead of a solution. Schwartz also shows how our obsession with choice encourages us to seek that which makes us feel worse. By synthesizing current research in the social sciences, Schwartz makes the counter intuitive case that eliminating choices can greatly reduce the stress, anxiety, and busyness of our lives. He offers eleven practical steps on how to limit choices to a manageable number, have the discipline to focus on those that are important and ignore the rest, and ultimately derive greater satisfaction from the choices you have to make.

Native American Women Leaders

Native American Women Leaders

Native American Women Leaders
Rating 4 / 5 based on 569 votes

Native American Women Leaders is Social Science books by Edward J. Rielly, publish by McFarland 2022-02-08. You may find Edward J. Rielly info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the Native American Women Leaders details.


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4 (569 readers) Edward J. Rielly McFarland 1476645752 2022-02-08

Book Summary

There is insufficient recognition given to Native American women, many of whom have made enormous contributions to their respective tribal nations and to the broader United States. The 14 stories in this book are representative of the countless Native American women who have excelled as leaders (including Debra Haaland and her history-making role as Secretary of the Interior). They come from across the centuries and from a range of tribal nations, and represent a wide range of society, including politics, the arts, health care, business, education, wellness, feminism, environmentalism, and social activism. Most of these women have made their mark in more than one area. Each chapter includes personal biographical and public life information. Some of the women have given us much in writing, including memoirs, while others have left behind little or nothing written. Even in the absence of their own words, though, their actions still speak eloquently.

Preventable

Preventable

Preventable
Rating 4 / 5 based on 477 votes

Preventable is Political Science books by Andy Slavitt, publish by St. Martin's Press 2021-06-15. You may find Andy Slavitt info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the Preventable details.


Rating Author Publisher Isbn Publish Date
4 (477 readers) Andy Slavitt St. Martin's Press 1250770173 2021-06-15

Book Summary

* NATIONAL BESTSELLER * “Painfully good. The book could have been called, ‘Outrageous.’ The story Andy Slavitt tells is not just about Trump’s monumental failures but also about the deeper ones that started long before, with our health system, our politics, and more.” --Atul Gawande, author of Being Mortal The definitive, behind-the-scenes look at the U.S. Coronavirus crisis from one of the most recognizable and influential voices in healthcare From former Biden Senior Advisor Andy Slavitt, Preventable is the definitive inside account of the United States' failed response to the Coronavirus pandemic. Slavitt chronicles what he saw and how much could have been prevented -- an unflinching investigation of the cultural, political, and economic drivers that led to unnecessary loss of life. With unparalleled access to the key players throughout the government on both sides of the aisle, the principal public figures, as well as the people working on the frontline involved in fighting the virus, Slavitt brings you into the room as fateful decisions are made and focuses on the people at the center of the political system, health care system, patients, and caregivers. The story that emerges is one of a country in which -- despite the heroics of many -- bad leadership, political and cultural fractures, and an unwillingness to sustain sacrifice light a fuse that is difficult to extinguish. Written in the tradition of The Big Short, Preventable continues Andy Slavitt’s important work of addressing the uncomfortable realities that brought America to this place. And, he puts forth the solutions that will prevent us from being here again, ensuring a better, stronger country for everyone.

Stanley Cavell on Aesthetic Understanding

Stanley Cavell on Aesthetic Understanding

Stanley Cavell on Aesthetic Understanding
Rating 4 / 5 based on 181 votes

Stanley Cavell on Aesthetic Understanding is Philosophy books by Garry L. Hagberg, publish by Springer 2018-10-31. You may find Garry L. Hagberg info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the Stanley Cavell on Aesthetic Understanding details.


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4 (181 readers) Garry L. Hagberg Springer 3319974661 2018-10-31

Book Summary

This book investigates the scope and significance of Stanley Cavell’s lifelong and lasting contribution to aesthetic understanding. Focusing on various strands of the rich body of Cavell’s philosophical work, the authors explore connections between his wide-ranging writings on literature, music, film, opera, autobiography, Wittgenstein, and Austin to contemporary currents in aesthetic thinking. Most centrally, the writings brought together here from an international team of senior, mid-career, and emerging scholars, explore the illuminating power of Cavell’s work for our deeper and richer comprehension of the intricate relations between aesthetic and ethical understanding. The chapters show what aesthetic understanding consists of, how such understanding might be articulated in the tradition of Cavell following Wittgenstein and J. L. Austin, and why this mode of human understanding is particularly important. At a time of quickening interest in Cavell and the tradition of which he is a central part and present-day leading exponent, this book offers insight into the deepest contributions of a major American philosopher and the profound role that aesthetic experience can play in the humane understanding of persons, society, and culture.

Bad Choices Make Good Stories (Omnibus)

Bad Choices Make Good Stories (Omnibus)

Bad Choices Make Good Stories (Omnibus)
Rating 3 / 5 based on 661 votes

Bad Choices Make Good Stories (Omnibus) is Fiction books by Oliver Markus Malloy, publish by Bookmaester 2018-07-28. You may find Oliver Markus Malloy info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the Bad Choices Make Good Stories (Omnibus) details.


Rating Author Publisher Isbn Publish Date
3 (661 readers) Oliver Markus Malloy Bookmaester N.a 2018-07-28

Book Summary

Special Anniversary Omnibus: Get all three books for the price of one! --- Part 1: Going to New York --- A true crime romance that's even more twisted than Tiger King. In this darkly funny coming-of-age novel based on true events, Oliver, a hacker living in Germany, meets Donna online. She's an American girl living in New York. After chatting and talking on the phone for months, he finally decides to surprise her with a visit. But he soon finds out that things are not what they appeared to be, and that this visit will change his life forever. --- Part 2: The Heroin Scene in Fort Myers --- A shocking glimpse into the crazy lives of drug addicted prostitutes. You'll never look at heroin addicts the same way again. Oliver moves from New York to Florida. Battling with depression, he gets sucked into the seedy underworld of Fort Myers, where he encounters a number of female drug addicts. He empathizes with them because of his own traumatic past. Oliver feels compelled to try to help them escape the addict lifestyle, but learns the hard way that he is in way over his head. --- Part 3: Finding Happiness in Los Angeles --- If you're a fan of John Oliver, Bill Maher, Stephen Colbert, Trevor Noah or Seth Meyers, you'll love this book. After writing a book about his bizarre adventures in America's underbelly, Oliver finally finds love among his readers on Goodreads.

10 Bad Choices That Ruin Black Women's Lives

10 Bad Choices That Ruin Black Women's Lives

10 Bad Choices That Ruin Black Women's Lives
Rating 4 / 5 based on 459 votes

10 Bad Choices That Ruin Black Women's Lives is Self-Help books by Grace Cornish, Ph.D., publish by Harmony 2010-11-24. You may find Grace Cornish, Ph.D. info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the 10 Bad Choices That Ruin Black Women's Lives details.


Rating Author Publisher Isbn Publish Date
4 (459 readers) Grace Cornish, Ph.D. Harmony 0307774511 2010-11-24

Book Summary

In 10 Bad Choices That Ruin Black Women's Lives, relationship expert Dr. Grace Cornish writes a lively, practical, provocative guide for black women everywhere who want to shed the duds and find the studs who will treat them with respect. According to Dr. Cornish, six out of every ten black women are either in bad relationships, share a man, or are celibate. The problem is not the women themselves but the bad choices they keep making. In her frank and refreshing new book, Dr. Cornish speaks to unique aspects of the African American female psyche by targeting ten of the most common and foolish choices black women make in their lives regarding men, and how they can correct these problems, including: Sisters Dissin' Sisters No Money, No Honey Exchanging "Sexual Dealings" for Loving Feelings Loving the "Married Bachelor" Emotional Dependency Plus Unplanned Pregnancy . . . and much more. Relying on case studies, interviews, and letters she has received, Dr. Cornish gets to the heart of the matter by illuminating why black women, no matter how smart, savvy, and successful, continue to lose at the dating game, and how they can face, erase, and replace the problems that have kept them from finding true love. Why are so many black women alone or in bad relationships? Why do sisters unconsciously use weight, fear, finance, status, skin color, and other barriers to keep themselves from getting the love they want? Why do black women think that there are no eligible black men left--that the good ones are married, dead, or not yet born, and the rest are gay, bisexual, or interested only in white women?

The Prayer of Jonah

The Prayer of Jonah

The Prayer of Jonah
Rating 4 / 5 based on 192 votes

The Prayer of Jonah is Religion books by Sam Rose, publish by WestBow Press 2012-12-06. You may find Sam Rose info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the The Prayer of Jonah details.


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4 (192 readers) Sam Rose WestBow Press 1449776345 2012-12-06

Book Summary

This is the story of the experiences of Jonathan in the Vietnam War. It is a story of death, violence, pain, and sorrow; of nightmares and disillusions, but it is also a story of God’s healing and his message of hope and prosperity. The Prayer of Jonah—From the Depths of Vietnam Jungles is the story of Jonathan, the Jonah of the modern world, disobeying God’s call and finding himself in the belly of the “depths of Vietnam jungles.” After returning from Vietnam, Jonathan, like all the soldiers returning home, was not welcomed by society, especially the hippie movement, calling them “assassins,” “baby killers,” and all kind of insults. Jonathan received the call of God for the second time and like Jonah, obeyed the Lord and went to the city to deliver God’s message, “a 9-1-1 emergency call” to the great city. He too went in search of his brother, Carlitos, and gave him “a 9-1-1 message” of salvation.

Blinders, Blunders, and Wars

Blinders, Blunders, and Wars

Blinders, Blunders, and Wars
Rating 3 / 5 based on 727 votes

Blinders, Blunders, and Wars is History books by David C. Gompert,Hans Binnendijk,Bonny Lin, publish by Rand Corporation 2014-11-26. You may find David C. Gompert,Hans Binnendijk,Bonny Lin info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the Blinders, Blunders, and Wars details.


Rating Author Publisher Isbn Publish Date
3 (727 readers) David C. Gompert,Hans Binnendijk,Bonny Lin Rand Corporation 0833087770 2014-11-26

Book Summary

The history of wars caused by misjudgments, from Napoleon’s invasion of Russia to America’s invasion of Iraq, reveals that leaders relied on cognitive models that were seriously at odds with objective reality. Blinders, Blunders, and Wars analyzes eight historical examples of strategic blunders regarding war and peace and four examples of decisions that turned out well, and then applies those lessons to the current Sino-American case.

Ethics in Planning

Ethics in Planning

Ethics in Planning
Rating 4 / 5 based on 532 votes

Ethics in Planning is Business & Economics books by Martin Wachs, publish by Routledge 2017-07-28. You may find Martin Wachs info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the Ethics in Planning details.


Rating Author Publisher Isbn Publish Date
4 (532 readers) Martin Wachs Routledge 1351311344 2017-07-28

Book Summary

Some planners limit discussions of ethics to simple, though important, questions about the propriety of their daily activities. This approach to ethics restricts discussion of professional ethics to the propriety of everyday social and professional relationships. It ignores the broader ethical content of planning practice, methods, and policies. While narrow definitions of ethical behavior can easily preoccupy public officials and professional associations, they divert attention from more profound moral issues.Martin Wachs argues that ethical issues are implicit in nearly all planning decisions. For illustrative and educational reasons, it is useful to divide ethics in planning into four distinct categories. The first category includes the moral implications of bureaucratic practices and rules of behavior regarding clients and supervisors. The second category includes ethical judgments which planners make in exercising their "administrative discretion." More complex, and represented by a third category, are the moral implications of methods and the ethical content of criteria built into planning techniques and models. The final type represents the basic choices which society makes - those inherent in the consideration of major policy alternatives.Ethics in Planning contains a variety of representative papers to capture the current state of thinking. This book will be important as a text for survey classes in professional ethics given by university planning programs. It should also supplement short courses in planning ethics for practicing professionals and provide source materials for discussions of planning ethics sponsored by local chapters of the American Planning Association and similar organizations. It gathers together exemplary and critical works, thus it will also interest individual planners in a field that only continues to grow in recognition and importance.

Daring to Feel

Daring to Feel

Daring to Feel
Rating 3 / 5 based on 297 votes

Daring to Feel is Social Science books by Jody Santos, publish by Rowman & Littlefield 2009-12-22. You may find Jody Santos info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the Daring to Feel details.


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3 (297 readers) Jody Santos Rowman & Littlefield 0739144014 2009-12-22

Book Summary

Like social scientists, reporters are expected to be immune to, and even aloof from, the pain and suffering they chronicle. Daring to Feel: Violence, the News Media, and Their Emotions challenges this journalistic mandate, particularly as it pertains to the emotional topic of violence. Interviewing journalists who have covered some of the worst tragedies in our nation's history, Jody Santos shows what happens when the news media dare to feel.

The Deserter

The Deserter

The Deserter
Rating 3.5 / 5 based on 12 votes

The Deserter is Fiction books by Nelson DeMille,Alex DeMille, publish by Simon and Schuster 2019-10-22. You may find Nelson DeMille,Alex DeMille info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the The Deserter details.


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3.5 (12 readers) Nelson DeMille,Alex DeMille Simon and Schuster 1501101773 2019-10-22

Book Summary

*NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER* An “outstanding” (Publishers Weekly, starred review) blistering thriller featuring a brilliant and unorthodox Army investigator, his enigmatic female partner, and their hunt for the Army’s most notorious—and dangerous—deserter from #1 New York Times bestselling author Nelson DeMille and Alex DeMille. When Captain Kyle Mercer of the Army’s elite Delta Force disappeared from his post in Afghanistan, a video released by his Taliban captors made international headlines. But circumstances were murky: Did Mercer desert before he was captured? Then a second video sent to Mercer’s Army commanders leaves no doubt: the trained assassin and keeper of classified Army intelligence has willfully disappeared. When Mercer is spotted a year later in Caracas, Venezuela, by an old Army buddy, top military brass task Scott Brodie and Maggie Taylor of the Criminal Investigation Division to fly to Venezuela and bring Mercer back to America—preferably alive. Brodie knows this is a difficult mission, made more difficult by his new partner’s inexperience, by their undeniable chemistry, and by Brodie’s suspicion that Maggie Taylor is reporting to the CIA. With ripped-from-the-headlines appeal, an exotic and dangerous locale, and the hairpin twists and inimitable humor that are signature DeMille, The Deserter is the first in a timely and thrilling new series from an unbeatable team of True Masters: the #1 New York Times bestseller Nelson DeMille and his son, award-winning screenwriter Alex DeMille.

Criticism and Compassion: The Ethics and Politics of Claudia Card

Criticism and Compassion: The Ethics and Politics of Claudia Card

Criticism and Compassion: The Ethics and Politics of Claudia Card
Rating 3 / 5 based on 216 votes

Criticism and Compassion: The Ethics and Politics of Claudia Card is Philosophy books by Robin S. Dillon,Armen T. Marsoobian, publish by John Wiley & Sons 2018-02-26. You may find Robin S. Dillon,Armen T. Marsoobian info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the Criticism and Compassion: The Ethics and Politics of Claudia Card details.


Rating Author Publisher Isbn Publish Date
3 (216 readers) Robin S. Dillon,Armen T. Marsoobian John Wiley & Sons 111946305X 2018-02-26

Book Summary

Criticism and Compassion: The Ethics and Politics of Claudia Card offers a unique perspective on the range of issues explored by Card during her distinguished career in philosophy. Investigates her work as an early leader in the development of feminist philosophy, challenging many preconceptions about the society’s norms regarding gender, marriage, and motherhood Crossing many disciplinary boundaries, her concept of social death has come to play a significant role in multidisciplinary field of genocide studies This volume combines many of Claudia Card’s important essays with recently commissioned essays by leading philosophers whose work has been influenced by Card The full scope of Card’s philosophy is presented here - both in her own words and those of her critics and interpreters

Creative Contradictions in Education

Creative Contradictions in Education

Creative Contradictions in Education
Rating 4 / 5 based on 392 votes

Creative Contradictions in Education is Education books by Ronald A. Beghetto,Bharath Sriraman, publish by Springer 2016-09-30. You may find Ronald A. Beghetto,Bharath Sriraman info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the Creative Contradictions in Education details.


Rating Author Publisher Isbn Publish Date
4 (392 readers) Ronald A. Beghetto,Bharath Sriraman Springer 3319219243 2016-09-30

Book Summary

Creative Contradictions in Education is a provocative collection of essays by international experts who tackle difficult questions about creativity in education from a cross-disciplinary perspective. The contributors to this volume examine and provide fresh insights into the tensions and contradictions that researchers and educators face when attempting to understand and apply creativity in educational contexts. Creativity in education is surrounded by many contradictions. Teachers generally value creativity, but question the role it can and should play in their classroom. Many educators find themselves feeling caught between the push to promote students’ creative thinking skills and the pull to meet external curricular mandates, increased performance monitoring, and various other curricular constraints. This book brings together leading experts who provide fresh, cross-disciplinary insights into how creative contradictions in education might be addressed. Contributors will draw from existing empirical and theoretical work, but push beyond “what currently is” and comment on future possibilities. This includes challenging the orthodoxy of traditional conceptions of creativity in education or making a case for maintaining particular orthodoxies.

Buddhist Approach to Global Education in Ethics

Buddhist Approach to Global Education in Ethics

Buddhist Approach to Global Education in Ethics
Rating 4 / 5 based on 963 votes

Buddhist Approach to Global Education in Ethics is Religion books by Thich Duc Thien,Thich Nhat Tu, publish by VIETNAM BUDDHIST UNIVERSITY PUBLICATIONS 2019-04-16. You may find Thich Duc Thien,Thich Nhat Tu info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the Buddhist Approach to Global Education in Ethics details.


Rating Author Publisher Isbn Publish Date
4 (963 readers) Thich Duc Thien,Thich Nhat Tu VIETNAM BUDDHIST UNIVERSITY PUBLICATIONS 6048979282 2019-04-16

Book Summary

EDITORS’ INTRODUCTION This volume is a collection of papers presented at the international workshop on “Buddhist Approach to Global Education in Ethics” which is being held on May 13, 2019, at International Conference Center Tam Chuc, Ha Nam, Vietnam on the occasion of the 16th United Nations Day of Vesak Celebrations 2019. The aim is to throw new light on the values of the global ethical system with a focus on the Buddhist approach in deepening our understanding of how Buddhist ethics can deliver a social change in the globalized world. REVIEW OF CONTENTS Prof. P. D. Premasiri in his paper titled “Universally valid ethical norms of Buddhism applicable to global education in ethics” deals with hindrance in determining the basis for global education in ethics and providing undeniable facts about the diversity involved in ethical norms, principles and attitudes of various global communities. The author also discusses the characteristics of Buddhist teaching on a humanistic approach to the moral life with perceptions of enlightened humans, i.e. ‘Knowledgeable Persons’ (vi¤¤å purisà). The paper places further emphasis on the necessity to draw the attention of educators to train the minds of humans on ethical choices in accordance with such decisions. The paper entitled “Teaching Buddhist Ethics through the Life of the Buddha and Jesus” by Abraham Velez De Cea has proposed a new approach to the Buddhist ethical way of teaching and its application through interpretations of the Buddha’s life from the perspective of virtue ethics and meditation. The purpose is to heighten the Buddhist contribution being made to global education in ethical issues. The paper is divided into two parts, Buddhist ethics as a form of virtue ethics and secondly, interpretation of the Buddha’s teachings from the perspective of virtue ethics and meditation.

Inherit the Lightning

Inherit the Lightning

Inherit the Lightning
Rating 3 / 5 based on 343 votes

Inherit the Lightning is Fiction books by Bud Gundy, publish by Bold Strokes Books Inc 2022-05-10. You may find Bud Gundy info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the Inherit the Lightning details.


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3 (343 readers) Bud Gundy Bold Strokes Books Inc 1636792006 2022-05-10

Book Summary

Growing up middle-class in Cleveland, Ohio, Darcy O’Brien and his sisters learn they’re about to inherit a long-rumored, immense family fortune from their great-grandfather Cooper Tiller—until a mysterious stranger from New York City swoops in and claims ownership of the estate. When his lawyer forbids Darcy from confronting the interloper, it only fuels his determination to protect their rightful inheritance. In many ways a mirror of Coop—a masculine, hard-charging businessman from the early 20th century—Darcy’s uncertain about his ability to find love with the right man, but he secretly longs for Jake Tester and allows him to join his quest. The journey will change their lives as they uncover Coop’s epic tale, unraveling a seventy-year-old family secret that forces Darcy to face his fears and leads to a breathtaking discovery waiting more than a century to be unearthed.

Other People's Words

Other People's Words

Other People's Words
Rating 4 / 5 based on 447 votes

Other People's Words is Self-Help books by Seth M. Siegel, publish by St. Martin's Press 2021-05-04. You may find Seth M. Siegel info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the Other People's Words details.


Rating Author Publisher Isbn Publish Date
4 (447 readers) Seth M. Siegel St. Martin's Press 1250132576 2021-05-04

Book Summary

We all need inspiration. Other People's Words delivers it. When we are confused or sad, lonely or angry, or simply in need of a boost in a relationship or in our life goals, each of us can be uplifted by the wisdom of others. New York Times bestselling author Seth M. Siegel has spent a lifetime collecting quotations that can guide us through virtually every life challenge and experience. The result is Other People's Words, a must-have collection that belongs in every student’s dorm room, every executive’s office, and on everyone’s night table. With nearly 1,200 quotations from more than 700 sources organized into 200 categories within 11 thematic areas, anyone of any age can be motivated by the insights found in this uplifting book. Other People's Words brings together moving, beautifully worded ideas from the ancients to the moderns and from the famous to the unknown to motivate, to teach, to heal – and to inspire. Other People's Words will be an enduring source of guidance for family, friends, graduates, co-workers, and retirees. Indeed, for all of us.

World in Danger

World in Danger

World in Danger
Rating 3 / 5 based on 975 votes

World in Danger is Political Science books by Wolfgang Ischinger, publish by Brookings Institution Press 2020-11-10. You may find Wolfgang Ischinger info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the World in Danger details.


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3 (975 readers) Wolfgang Ischinger Brookings Institution Press 0815738447 2020-11-10

Book Summary

A vision of a European future of peace and stability despite the present gloom The world appears to be at another major turning point. Tensions between the United States and China threaten a resumption of great power conflict. Global institutions are being tested as never before, and hard-edged nationalism has resurfaced as a major force in both democracies and authoritarian states. From the European perspective, the United States appears to be abdicating its global leadership role. Meanwhile, Moscow and Beijing eagerly exploit every opportunity to pit European partners against one another. But a pivot point also offers the continent an opportunity to grow stronger. In World in Danger, Wolfgang Ischinger, Germany’s most prominent diplomat, offers a vision of a European future of peace and stability. Ischinger examines the root causes of the current conflicts and suggests how Europe can successfully address the most urgent challenges facing the continent. The European Union, he suggests, is poised to become a more powerful actor on the world stage, able to shape global politics while defending the interests of its 500 million citizens. This important book offers a practical vision of a Europe fully capable of navigating these turbulent times.

MATANZA,

MATANZA, "Matador

MATANZA, "Matador
Rating 4 / 5 based on 198 votes

MATANZA, "Matador is Fiction books by Jarno Ahonen, publish by Jarno Ahonen 2018-10-13. You may find Jarno Ahonen info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the MATANZA, "Matador details.


Rating Author Publisher Isbn Publish Date
4 (198 readers) Jarno Ahonen Jarno Ahonen 9522589586 2018-10-13

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European Strategy in the 21st Century

European Strategy in the 21st Century

European Strategy in the 21st Century
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European Strategy in the 21st Century is History books by Sven Biscop, publish by Routledge 2018-12-07. You may find Sven Biscop info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the European Strategy in the 21st Century details.


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3 (258 readers) Sven Biscop Routledge 0429763999 2018-12-07

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This book argues that Europe, through the European Union (EU), should act as a great power in the 21st century. The course of world politics is determined by the interaction between great powers. Those powers are the US, the established power; Russia, the declining power; China, the rising power; and the EU, the power that doesn’t know whether it wants to be a power. If the EU does not just want to undergo the policies of the other powers it will have to become one itself, but it should differ in its strategy. In this book, Sven Biscop seeks to demonstrate that the EU has the means to pursue a distinctive great power strategy, a middle way between dreamy idealism and unprincipled pragmatism, and can play a crucial stabilizing role in this increasingly unstable world. Written by a leading scholar, this book will be of much interest to students of European security, EU policy, strategic studies and international relations.


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