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The Statesman's year-book : statistical and historical annual of the states of the world by Barry Turner( file )
63 editions published between 1900 and 1963 in English and held by 796 libraries worldwide
Compiles statistical data on the political, social, and economic status of the world's nations
HIV/AIDS in Russia and Eurasia by Judyth L Twigg( file )
2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 683 libraries worldwide
Russia and a few other Eurasian countries have been home to the fastest-growing epidemics of HIV in the world over the last several years. A study published by the U.S. National Intelligence Council in 2002 identified Russia among five "second wave" countries likely to experience explosive further increases in HIV/AIDS over the next decade if appropriate measures are not taken. HIV/AIDS in the post-Soviet era may be rapidly evolving into not only a humanitarian crisis, but also a significant political, economic, and national security issue for the affected countries themselves and for the rest of the world. No single volume has been published that addresses the multiple aspects of the epidemic for this important part of the world
C.S. Lewis : a philosophy of education by Steven R Loomis( file )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 577 libraries worldwide
The day is rapidly approaching when a single model of thought will dominate the entire world and its institutions, above all the institution of education. No one understood or anticipated this better than C.S. Lewis. Already some sixty years ago Lewis was warning the public about the dire effects of this model, arguing forcefully that it would prove irresistible and inevitably bring about a world of post-humanity, a world "which, some knowingly and some unknowingly, nearly all men in all nations are at present laboring to produce." This would not be the popular image of oppression as expressed in the dystopian book 1984, but a system filled with new and better things, material growth, better technology, and the seeming resolution to all manner of social choice problems. Collaborating with the genius of C.S. Lewis, and particularly his brilliant work The Abolition of Man, the authors identify the main institutional forces that today persuade modern man to freely accept this distorted vision of reality and with it pay the ultimate price of his own demise. The authors provide the institutional lines of thought upon which the culture, and specifically education, might reverse this trend and proceed to solution; indicating a clear counter direction for higher and lower forms of education (and other social institutions) that includes the ontological, epistemological, and moral conditions for the proper functioning of the institution, that is, for bringing man into a just relation with himself, with others, and with the Divine
Daniel Defoe : the whole frame of nature, time and providence by Katherine Clark( file )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 564 libraries worldwide
This book offers a truly comprehensive analysis of Daniel Defoe's oeuvre from the perspective of an intellectual historian. Katherine Clark presents a new vision of Defoe by recovering the theological basis of his most important intellectual commitments. By charting Defoe's defence of these commitments over four decades of public debate, the book also sheds light on the changing cultural landscape of eighteenth-century Britain. The misidentification of Defoe as a Lockeian acolyte and celebrator of 'modernity' has obscured the theological underpinnings of his political and socio-economic thought. Equally, his fame as a journalist and novelist has overshadowed his role as a historical thinker. This study establishes Defoe as a crucial figure between James Harrington and David Hume in the evolution of theories about war and property, conquest and commerce, religious toleration and civil society
Bram Stoker : a literary life by Lisa Hopkins( file )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 564 libraries worldwide
Bram Stoker is usually remembered only as the author of Dracula, but he also wrote seventeen other books and enjoyed a high public profile as the manager of Sir Henry Irving's Lyceum Theatre. This book charts the major events of Stoker's life, from his childhood in Dublin to his successful Lyceum days, looking particularly at the impact on his writing of his fondness for travel, his deep knowledge of the theatre, and his interest in esoteric knowledge. The book maps them onto the contours of his literary career, offering sustained critical evaluation both of Dracula and also of Stoker's lesser-known works, such as The Lair of the White Worm, The Mystery of the Sea and The Lady of the Shroud. Each of these proves to yield much of interest when reinserted into its original cultural contexts and each, too, offers further insight into the contexts and resonances of Dracula
David Livingstone by Meriel Buxton( file )
2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 538 libraries worldwide
A biography of David Livingstone giving a balanced account of his strengths and weaknesses. Revered for years as a saint, he was in fact a much more interesting character, difficult, demanding and unsympathetic but also single minded, determined, patient and outstandingly brave. At ten he worked a fourteen hour day in a mill and at sixty was buried in Westminster Abbey. The first European to cross Africa, he discovered the Victoria Falls and survived shipwreck, attacks by natives and being mauled by a lion
Bank restructuring and resolution by David S Hoelscher( file )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 457 libraries worldwide
Systemic financial crises have become a common, albeit infrequent, feature of the global financial landscape. Since 1980, nearly every country has been affected by serious financial distress or systemic financial crises. Resolution of such crises requires a complex mix of macroeconomic and financial sector policies. One important element in the mix is the restructuring and resolution of problem banks. Considerable experience has been gained in this area in the past decade. This volume outlines the theoretical insights gained and the practical lessons learned. For more information on how to purchase this title, please visit
Performance budgeting : linking funding and results by Marc Robinson( file )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 450 libraries worldwide
Performance budgeting - the use of performance criteria to link funding to results - has become a key element in the public sector reform agendas of many countries. This book examines the diverse range of models that have emerged. Using a combination of theoretical analysis and case studies, it sheds light on what works and under what circumstances. The links between performance budgeting and other reforms-such as performance measurement and performance pay for civil servants-are explored, as are the preconditions and appropriate implementation strategies for the adoption of performance budgeting. The authors - policymakers, academics, and technical experts from the IMF and other international organizations - have ensured that, unlike much of the exisiting literature on performance budgeting, the focus of this book is truly international, covering experience not only in advanced economies, but also in developing, middle-income, and transition countries, making this book a must-read for civil servants, development practitioners and advisors, and students of public finance
Whiteness and trauma : the mother-daughter knot in the fiction of Jean Rhys, Jamaica Kincaid, and Toni Morrison by Victoria Burrows( file )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 431 libraries worldwide
This book is a work of intellectual maturity and ethical integrity. Focused thematically on the 'mother-daughter knot' that structures the fiction of Morrison, Rhys and Kincaid, this study transforms the literary critical enterprise into one of relevance to contemporary cultural and feminist studies. Engaging both close reading practices and dense contextualisation, Burrows examines literary texts with a combination of broad scholarship and clarity. She employs theoretical resources principally from the fields of whiteness and trauma studies, and argues for the centrality of racial oppression and resistance in the shaping of narrative form and style. Her arguments for the metaphorical dimensions of racial trauma are original and contribute to a more general concern of renovating feminist literary criticism through a conscientious attentiveness to matters of race
Theatre under Louis XIV : cross-casting and the performance of gender in drama, ballet and opera by Julia Prest( file )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 405 libraries worldwide
This book explores the fascinating phenomenon of cross-casting and related gender issues in different theatrical genres and different performance contexts during the heyday of French theatre. Although professional acting troupes under Louis XIV were mixed, cross-casting remained an important feature of French court ballet (in which the King himself performed a number of women?s roles) and an occasional feature of spoken comedy and tragic opera. Cross-casting also persisted out of necessity in the school drama of the period. This book fills an important gap in the history of French theatre and provides new insight into wider theoretical questions of gender and theatricality. The inclusion of chapters on ballet and opera (as well as spoken drama) opens up the richness of French theatre under Louis XIV in a way that has not been achieved before
New media and the new Middle East by Philip M Seib( file )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 401 libraries worldwide
In one of the most politically volatile and dynamic regions of the world, new media technologies are profoundly influencing the course of events. Satellite television and the Internet are affecting how the people and states of the Middle East function individually and in a global context. In New Media and the New Middle East, topics ranging from women's rights to terrorism and countries from Israel to Saudi Arabia are examined in terms of how new media are reshaping lives and politics. Leading international scholars examine the global and regional ramifications of the proliferation of communication technologies and the information that they disseminate. -- Back cover
Literary modernism, bioscience & community in early 20th century Britain by Craig A Gordon( file )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 396 libraries worldwide
This book examines a web of high modernist and popular literature (including the work of Lawrence, Woolf, Gide and Mann), and medical, bioscientific, and psychological writing in order to explore the ways in which these different sites of cultural production ask us to understand the relationship between human embodiment and community. Raising the problem of the social body through an examination of the human bodies that both literature and bioscience seek to understand and represent, the book suggests that the collaboration of literary and bioscientific cultures is crucial to our understanding of a variety of the period?s communal and national visions
Agatha Christie : investigating femininity by Merja Makinen( file )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 396 libraries worldwide
"Unlike much of the criticism which chooses to focus on a few canonical texts, this detailed textual analysis of Christie's oeuvre demonstrates exactly how quietly innovatory Christie was in relation to gender, beginning in 1920 and concluding in the early 1970s. Makinen questions Christie's reputation as merely a supreme puzzle-plotter, suggesting that her literary innovations in relation to femininity are equally important."--Jacket
Legacy of a freedom school by Sandra Adickes( file )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 395 libraries worldwide
In 1964, the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee decided to establish Freedom Schools as part of its Freedom Summer campaign in Mississippi. With a curriculum developed by dedicated educators, SNCC workers, and an equally dedicated staff of teachers and student volunteers, the schools provided a learning experience and teaching style that revealed to students who had known only the "stay in your place" experience of segregated education what schools should, and could, be. The achievements of the students involved in Freedom Summer lifted the expectations of students who followed them and hastened the end of segregated schools in Mississippi. In Legacy of a Freedom School, Sandra E. Adickes recalls her experiences working with the SNCC, reminding us all of the powerful Freedom Summer
The Israeli-Palestinian conflict : from conflict resolution to conflict management by Yaacov Bar-Siman-Tov( file )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 394 libraries worldwide
The violent confrontation that erupted in September 2000 between Israel and the Palestinians developed into a protracted low-intensity confrontation. The confrontation exacted a heavy human toll on both sides, inflicted severe economic damage, and raised the level of enmity, hostility, and mistrust to levels that are hampering dialogue, not only in regard to the resolution of the conflict but also about its very management. The book focused on the causes of the confrontation, the goals of the sides, the distinctive characteristics of the confrontation as a low intensity conflict, the management strategies adopted by the sides, the reasons for the failure of the efforts to end or moderate the confrontation, the outcomes of the confrontation, its impact on both societies in different domains, and the phenomenon of unilateral disengagement as a unique strategy of conflict management in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict
The core of Japanese democracy : latent interparty politics by Yasumasa Kuroda( file )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 391 libraries worldwide
The book uses an original language-based bilayer theory to throw light on the secretive structure of power in the Japanese Diet, its national parliament, and relates its findings to Japanese parliamentary democracy in historical perspective. In so doing, the book answers questions about the latent policymaking process of Japanese politics that resulted in a reduction of social alienation and disorganization while Japan industrialized. Industrialization significantly reduced poverty and increased the size of the middle class, enabling the nation to move towards democracy. The reader will see why socialists were so quixotically dogmatic toward conservatives to the point of absurdity during the Cold War period. Yet, they were able to form a coalition government following the end of Cold War era
Perfection, the state, and Victorian liberalism by Daniel S Malachuk( file )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 391 libraries worldwide
Challenging a modern culture of skepticism, this book recovers the core conviction of Victorian liberal theory that human beings, with the help of the state, can achieve an objective moral perfection. Exposing century-long interpretive habits in nineteenth-century studies and political theory that still blind us to the merits of both perfectionism and statism, the book portrays Victorian liberals like John Stuart Mill, Matthew Arnold, and the American Transcendentalists as comprising a forgotten episode in the history of liberalism of vital importance today
An ecological and postcolonial study of literature : from Daniel Defoe to Salman Rushdie by Robert P Marzec( file )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 391 libraries worldwide
The Earth's land and its inhabitants are in jeopardy. Ecosystems are threatened in every corner of the world. Neocolonial forces define human relations increasingly in fundamentalist terms. Land settlement patterns formulated during the colonial era have left more and more people on today's planet without property, without the resources needed to sustain a livable existence, and with only a combative understanding of identity. This book argues that humanity's relationship to the land has undergone a fundamental change, and reveals how the historical phenomenon known as the "enclosure movement" has come to have a profound effect on how we relate to the earth, and on how we conceive of ourselves as human beings. Analyzing narratives by Daniel Defoe, Henry Fielding, E.M. Forster, D.H. Lawrence, Salman Rushdie, and others, Marzec reveals the extent to which the legacy of enclosures continues to dictate the geopolitical reality of the present
Contested state identities and regional security in the Euro-Mediterranean area by Raffaella A Del Sarto( file )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 389 libraries worldwide
Focusing on domestic political debates constraining cooperation, Del Sarto argues that internal disputes over national identity limit the ability of states to participate in regional forums. This is a close look at problems faced in negotiating the Euro-Mediterranean Partnership as a regional security project, with particular attention to case studies of Israel, Egypt, and Morocco
Hegemony and culture in the origins of NATO nuclear first-use, 1945-1955 by Andrew M Johnston( file )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 388 libraries worldwide
Johnston argues that the preemptive first use of nuclear weapons, long the foundation of American nuclear strategy, was not the carefully reasoned response to a growing Soviet conventional threat. Instead, it was part of a process of cultural "socialization," by which the United States reconstituted the previously nationalist strategic cultures of the European allies into a seamless western community directed by Washington
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