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The Black Sea Encyclopedia by Sergei R. Grinevetsky, Igor S. Zonn, Sergei S. Zhiltsov,

By Sergei R. Grinevetsky, Igor S. Zonn, Sergei S. Zhiltsov, Aleksey N. Kosarev, Andrey G. Kostianoy

This book is dedicated to the normal characteristic – the Black Sea and its littoral states. whilst the Azov Sea is additionally thought of the following. This quarter is the point of interest of many geopolitical, fiscal, social and environmental concerns that contain not just the international locations popping out to the Black and Azov Seas, yet different global international locations, too.

This booklet comprises over 1500 articles and phrases supplying descriptions of geographical and oceanographic positive aspects, towns, ports, shipping routes, marine organic assets, foreign treaties, nationwide and foreign courses, examine associations, historic and archaeological monuments, actions of famous scientists, researchers, tourists, army commanders, and so on. who had relation to the Black Sea.

It encompasses a multi-century chronology of the occasions that grew to become the exceptional milestones within the heritage of improvement of the Black Sea – Azov Sea region.

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Ecological Politics by Greta Gaard

By Greta Gaard

Within the Nineteen Eighties, ecofeminism and the U.S. eco-friendly flow looked as if it would provide a few of this country's strongest and promising strategies to difficulties of social and environmental justice. A decade later, ecofeminism has develop into extra a standpoint than a circulation, and divisions in the vegetables have deepened as its nationwide concentration has shifted from issue-based politics to get together construction. Why have those activities faltered? A member of either pursuits, Greta Gaard bases her research on her own adventure in addition to broad secondary assets and interviews with key theorists, activists, and audio system around the usa. by means of permitting every one movement's contributors to talk for themselves, she lines the separate origins and improvement of every flow, explains their connections, and divulges the sunshine that every can forged upon the opposite and at the problems dealing with social motion normally. starting with the ecofeminists, Gaard describes the trails environmental reasons, the feminist peace move, the feminist spirituality move, the animal liberation flow, and the anti-toxics circulate, in addition to reviews of interconnectedness that experience led ladies (and a number of males) to articulate an ecofeminist viewpoint. Tracing the flow from the Nineteen Eighties to the current, she defines its current strands as liberal ecofeminism, radical ecofeminism, socialist ecofeminism, and social ecofeminism. Gaard illustrates the improvement of the U.S. vegetables from a countrywide move right into a political celebration. She defines some of the factions the Left vegetables, the early life vegetables, and the fairway Politics community that stimulated the movement's course and underlay the debates in the course of Ralph Nader's 1996 presidential crusade. She exhibits how the historical past of those 3 teams might be noticeable as levels within the transition from a leftist and occasionally anarchist concentration to an emphasis on electoral political motion that locations the golf green circulation squarely in the trend of different social hobbies all over the world. regardless of the numerous impression that ecofeminists have had in shaping the vegetables as a countrywide stream, many have selected to withdraw from the vegetables. Gaard appears on the purposes for member disaffection and attracts anxious conclusions in regards to the compatibility among liberal feminism, cultural ecofeminism, and patriarchal politics. She additionally provides the divisions in the vegetables as ongoing battles in the new left, the unconventional ecology circulate, and diverse social justice pursuits. She specializes in 3 common parts conflicts over philosophy, conflicts over illustration, and conflicts over technique to make feedback for the way to result in the type of social transformation expected by way of either the vegetables and the ecofeminists. Arguing that the harmony ideas symbolize a populist type of liberal democracy that essentially betrays either ecofeminism and eco-friendly philosophy, she makes use of the 1996 Nader crusade as a departure element for constructing an ecofeminist conception of radical democracy and to take a position on destiny instructions for eco-friendly politics and for ecofeminism. Her research illuminates the character and course of every of those vital routine and the pressures and conflicts skilled by means of all social routine on the finish of the 20th century. writer notice: Greta Gaard is affiliate Professor of Humanities, Fairhaven collage at Western Washington collage. She is the editor of "Ecofeminism: girls, Animals, Nature" (Temple).

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Same-Sex Desire and Love in Greco-Roman Antiquity and in the by Beerte C. Verstraete, Vernon L. Provencal

By Beerte C. Verstraete, Vernon L. Provencal

New and stunning insights into homoeroticism of occasions past

In precedent days, the Greek god Eros personified either heterosexual and gay sights. Same-Sex hope and Love in Greco-Roman Antiquity and in Classical culture of the West explores the gay part of the vanished civilizations of Greece and Rome, and the ensuing impact at the Classical culture of the West. revered students sincerely current proof that indicates the vast nature of homoeroticism and homosexuality within the Classical international. Iconography akin to vase ornament and carved gems is gifted in photos, and the textual content contains an exam of a big variety of literature of the days with a watch to establishing new vistas for destiny study.

Same-Sex hope and Love in Greco-Roman Antiquity and in Classical culture of the West lays to leisure the myths typically authorized as fact approximately Greco-Roman perspectives on homosexuality and brings clean insights to philological and old scholarship. This ebook presents nuanced, humanistic discussions at the universal phenomena of same-sex hope. subject matters comprise Greek pederasty and its origins, the Greek girl homoeroticism of Sappho, homosexuality in Greek and Roman artwork and literature, and the emergence of the homosexual liberation move with the effect of discussions of Greek and Roman homosexuality within the 20th century. The textual content is broadly referenced and comprises invaluable notation.

Same-Sex wish and Love in Greco-Roman Antiquity and in Classical culture of the West offers a entire desk of abbreviations, topic index, and index of names and phrases. It discusses in detail:

  • the quintessential function athletic nudity performed in athlete-trainer pederasty
  • the crucial function of pederasty in Greek background, politics, artwork, literature, and learning
  • tracing the historical past of the Ganymede myth
  • how the athletic tradition of Sparta contributed to the unfold of pederasty in Greece
  • homosexuality in Boeotia not like the remainder of Greece
  • the homoeroticism of Sappho
  • dispelling typically accredited myths primary approximately Roman sexuality
  • Roman visible representations of homosexuality as facts of triumphing attitudes
  • homoerotic connotations in literature and philosophy of the Italian Renaissance
  • the impression of German classical philology on homosexual scholarship
  • English Romantic poets and the significance of male love of their lives
  • the Uranians’ use of allusions and subject matters from historical Greece
  • the construction of highbrow neighborhood via homosexual print culture—through using Greece and Rome as models
  • and more

Same-Sex hope and Love in Greco-Roman Antiquity and in Classical culture of the West is vital interpreting for Classicists, experts in gender/sexuality experiences, humanists drawn to the classical culture in Western tradition, psychologists, and different social scientists in human sexuality.

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Public Administration: An Introduction by Marc Holzer, Richard W Schwester

By Marc Holzer, Richard W Schwester

Marc Holzer and Richard Schwester have written a clean and hugely enticing textbook for the introductory path in Public Administration.

Their assurance is either accomplished and leading edge, not only together with the entire simple issues (OT, budgeting, HRM), but in addition reflecting new realities in public administration:

  • Innovations in e-government
  • The significance of latest technology
  • Changes in intergovernmental relatives, particularly the emphasis on inter-local and shared neighborhood resources
  • Public functionality and responsibility initiatives

Public management has been crafted with scholar allure in brain. all the book’s 14 chapters is generously and colorfully illustrated with cartoons, rates, and artwork―all reinforcing the book’s subject matter that the sector of PA is rooted within the cultural and political global. every one bankruptcy is usually supported with an inventory of key phrases, workouts, and extra resources.

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The Intellectual Property Debate: Perspectives from Law, by Meir Perez Pugatch

By Meir Perez Pugatch

Highbrow estate (IP) has turn into probably the most influential and arguable concerns in today’s knowledge-based society. This hard e-book exposes the reader to key matters on the middle of the general public debate now occurring within the box of IP. It considers IP on the macro point the place it impacts many concerns. those comprise: foreign alternate coverage, possession of leap forward applied sciences, international direct funding, innovation climates, public-private partnerships, festival ideas and public well-being the place it really is strongly embedded in modern company decision-making. Meir Pugatch has assembled a world and numerous forged of contributing authors, who supply new insights right into a large span of the main urgent IP-related concerns. They make clear the expanding dominance of IP within the layout and execution of uncomplicated and utilized examine, the assessment of intangible resources, and the safety and administration of data resources, underscoring its significance in terms of nationwide financial improvement thoughts and enterprise suggestions of knowledge-based industries and corporations. The highbrow estate Debate may be of entice students, practitioners, and executive officers drawn to the fields of foreign exchange and highbrow estate coverage, highbrow estate legislation, know-how move and valuation, and overseas company.

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A Diagnostic Framework for Revenue Administration (World by Jit B. S. Gill

By Jit B. S. Gill

A scientific prognosis of a profit management is a prerequisite to constructing a winning procedure for its reform. notwithstanding, given the complexity of tax and customs management, this isn't an easy activity. a bunch of exterior and inner components must be analyzed to discover the roots of organizational and institutional disorder. additionally, the prognosis has to be performed in a participatory demeanour to construct consensus round the reasons for insufficient functionality and their treatments. This framework permits a step by step research of our environment, heritage, assets, technique, transformation strategies, outputs and suggestions mechanisms of the profit management process, so as to picking systemic deficiencies that result in inefficiency and ineffectiveness in its operations. along with a close set of diagnostic questions for every zone of study, the framework presents illustrations of often encountered difficulties and their attainable treatments. The framework can be utilized in a gaggle surroundings regarding various stakeholders, to steer brainstorming classes and draft reform suggestions.

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Blairism and the War of Persuasion: Labour's Passive by Deborah Lynn Steinberg, Richard Johnson

By Deborah Lynn Steinberg, Richard Johnson

Tony Blair's use of the country to impose and deal with the United Kingdom's worldwide and person identities, which not just defines New Labour yet is doctrine in its personal correct, is analyzed during this examine the modern Labour social gathering. in comparison to Margaret Thatcher's market-led rules pushed by means of social authoritarianism, Blairism is a political build that persuades with hopes of social progressivism whereas retaining the required disciplines of world capital. exhibiting how Blairism invitations belief and advocates discussion yet hollows out celebration democracy to pursue pre-set targets, this critique clarifies Blair's schedule so as to contest its sorts of passive revolution with energetic development of possible choices.

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Tourism and the Environment: Regional, Economic, Cultural by Helen Briassoulis, Jan Van Der Straaten

By Helen Briassoulis, Jan Van Der Straaten

There is a fancy courting among the surroundings and the improvement of tourism, which this publication discusses in an intensive and informative demeanour. experts from numerous disciplines be aware of the demanding situations of sustainable tourism, devoting their complete awareness to cultural, local and coverage matters. it is a revised variation that has been improved to 22 contributions, with inclusion of the cultural aspect. All chapters were up to date to incorporate new info and knowledge extra to the present physique of literature within the final 7 years. It comprises new advancements and new insights into the connection among tourism and the surroundings. a useful sequel to the 1st edition.

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Sustainable Bioenergy Production - An Integrated Approach by Hans Ruppert, Martin Kappas, Jens Ibendorf

By Hans Ruppert, Martin Kappas, Jens Ibendorf

This booklet focuses totally on the benefits and implications of sustainable bioenergy creation by way of making sure a extra sustainable global regardless of its transforming into power calls for. It addresses a brand new idea that specializes in the interactions among assorted makes use of of agricultural land (for instance, agriculture for nutrients, forage or power and nature conservation) and their ecological, fiscal and societal affects. This study idea offers new insights into the contest for assets and the synergies among assorted land makes use of. This booklet seeks to enhance people’s knowing of bioenergy’s potentials for the longer term. it is going to be of curiosity not just to these concerned about sustainable power, but in addition to environmental planners, agriculture and soil experts, and environmental policy-makers.

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Technology, Globalization and Poverty by Jeffrey James

By Jeffrey James

This crucial ebook offers an unique exam of the theoretical and empirical interactions among globalization, know-how and poverty. Jeffrey James reports the impression of data know-how on styles of globalization and explores how such styles should be altered to minimize the turning out to be worldwide divide among wealthy and negative countries.

The writer first illustrates how the influence of knowledge expertise on globalization may be conceptualized by way of transactions charges, product proliferation and mechanisms of cumulative causation. He reveals that globalization has a tendency to profit a comparatively small staff of wealthy contributors, corporations and international locations. for that reason he indicates coverage measures wherein info expertise can be utilized to minimize, instead of exacerbate, the electronic divide. He is going directly to argue that whether the proposed measures are quite winning, enormous realization will nonetheless must be paid to standard applied sciences and, specifically, to the promoting of applied sciences that might profit the poorest teams within the constructing countries. eventually, the writer seems to be intimately at expertise coverage in sub-Saharan Africa, a area which has profited least from the advantages supplied by way of new applied sciences equivalent to e-mail and the web.

Technology, Globalization and Poverty could be crucial studying for teachers attracted to technological swap, financial improvement, and the connection among the 2. Policymakers in either constructed and constructing nations also will draw nice worth from this work.

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