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Shonk, Katherine

Overview
Works: 8 works in 23 publications in 2 languages and 1,420 library holdings
Genres: Fiction 
Classifications: PS3619.H65, 813.6
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Most widely held works by Katherine Shonk
Happy now? by Katherine Shonk ( Book )
3 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 724 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Follows a woman's chaotic and often tragicomic journey through the weeks that follow her husband's suicide on Valentine's Day
The red passport by Katherine Shonk ( Book )
8 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and held by 353 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The unpredictable, poignant, and often comic stories that make up Katherine Shonk's The Red Passport portray the tumult, hopes, and setbacks of natives and foreigners alike in post-Communist Russia. Many of the Russians in these stories are strangers in their own country, learning to navigate a new landscape of Dunkin' Donuts franchises that flourish where consumer culture was so recently anathema; where the fall of the Soviet Union has not brought peace or prosperity; and where people still find a way to reach out for love, despite often disastrous results. "My Mother's Garden" is a parable of broken promises - an old woman living near Chernobyl does not understand why she can't eat those lovely, robust onions, better than any she's grown. "Our American" tells the story of a thirteen-year-old boy who watches with fascination and dread as his older brother, a veteran of the Chechen war, pursues the American girl next door. "The Young People of Moscow" describes an extraordinary day in the life of an aging couple selling Soviet poetry in an underground bazaar. A former American expatriate returns to Russia in "The Conversion" and, like a bull in a china shop, makes a mess of things with a young Russian couple who had once been his friends."--BOOK JACKET
You can't enlarge the pie : six barriers to effective government by Max H Bazerman ( Book )
5 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 284 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"But if pragmatic business leaders have adopted such non-adversarial techniques, why has government grown increasingly combative? Why do our government leaders continually make decisions and craft policies that everyone knows are imprudent? It's not because they're ignorant or corrupt, but because our leaders, like the rest of us, are trapped in careless and unproductive habits of thinking. With case studies and clear, compelling analysis based on the latest decision-making and negotiation research findings, Bazerman, Baron and Shonk dissect six flawed ways of thinking that serve as psychological barriers to effective governments."--BOOK JACKET
The best American short stories, 2001 [selected stories ( Recording )
1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An audio sampling of the premier annual showcase of the country's finest short fiction
Happy now? Roman by Katherine Shonk ( Book )
2 editions published in 2011 in German and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Enlarging the societal pie : a cognitive perspective by Max H Bazerman ( Book )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Based on contemporary research in decision making, negotiation, and cognitive psychology, we offer a cognitive perspective to explain the failure of governments to create what Stiglitz (1998) calls near-Pareto improvements. We examine the role of human judgment in the failure to find wise tradeoffs across diverse applications of government decision-making, including organ donation systems, endangered species protection, interstate competition, overfishing, and free trade. Our tools for analyzing these failures reflect the difficulty people have trading small losses for large gains, and include the omission bias, status-quo bias, the fixed-pie approach to negotiations, unwillingness to solve social dilemmas, ignoring secondary effects, and discounting the future. Collectively, we seek to offer a new approach for understanding suboptimality in government decision making
The best American short stories ( Recording )
1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Enlarging the societal pie through wise legislation : a psychological perspective by Jonathan Baron ( Book )
2 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
We offer a psychological perspective to explain the failure of governments to create what Joseph Stiglitz (1998) calls near-Pareto improvements. Our tools for analyzing these failures reflect the difficulties people have trading small losses for large gains: the fixed-pie approach to negotiations, the omission bias and status-quo bias, parochialism and dysfunctional competition, and the neglect of secondary effects. We examine the role of human judgment in the failure to find wise tradeoffs across diverse applications of citizen and government decision-making, including AIDS treatment, organ donation systems, endangered species protection, subsidies, and free trade. Collectively, we seek to offer a psychological approach for understanding suboptimality in government decision making
 
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Languages
English (21)
German (2)
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