Guardians of language : twenty voices through history by Florian Coulmas

By Florian Coulmas

This booklet offers an obtainable account of the origins and conceptual foundations of language coverage. Florian Coulmas discusses the effect of twenty intellectuals from medieval to fashionable occasions, and from numerous cultures, who've taken factor with language, its use, improvement, and political strength. those 'guardians of language' diversity from well known figures similar to Dante, Noah Webster, and Gandhi, to much less recognized members reminiscent of the Spanish grammarian Antonio de Nebrija and Senegalese baby-kisser and poet Leopold Sedar Senghor. each one bankruptcy starts off via supplying heritage details at the student whose paintings is being reviewed and ends with a precis of his key suggestions on language within the type of an imaginary interview.

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Do Guns Make Us Free?: Democracy and the Armed Society by Firmin DeBrabander

By Firmin DeBrabander

Probably the main emotionally charged debate happening within the usa this day facilities at the moment modification to the structure and the rights of voters to undergo hands. within the wake of the Sandy Hook college bloodbath in Connecticut, the gun rights flow, headed via the nationwide Rifle organization, seems to be extra intractable than ever in its struggle opposed to gun regulate legislation. The middle argument of moment modification advocates is that the proliferation of firearms is key to keeping freedom in the United States, offering inner most electorate with a security opposed to attainable govt tyranny, and hence safeguarding all our different rights. yet is that this argument legitimate? Do weapons certainly make us free?

In this insightful and eye-opening research, the 1st philosophical exam of each point of the contentious and uniquely American debate over weapons, Firmin DeBrabander examines the claims provided in desire of unchecked gun possession. through exposing the contradictions and misinterpretations inherent within the case offered by way of gun rights supporters, this provocative quantity demonstrates that an armed society isn't really a unfastened society yet one who actively hinders democratic participation.

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Evidence-Based Practice in Clinical Social Work by James W. Drisko

By James W. Drisko

Evidence-Based perform in scientific Social paintings introduces the foremost rules of evidence-based medical social paintings perform and their considerate software. It intends to notify practitioners and to handle the demanding situations and wishes confronted in actual global perform. This ebook lays out the numerous strengths of the EBP version, but additionally deals views on its obstacles and demanding situations. An appreciative yet serious point of view is on the market all through. useful concerns (agency helps, entry to investigate assets, assist in appraising learn) are addressed - and a few functional ideas provided. moral concerns in assessment/diagnosis, operating with various households to make remedy judgements, and supplying complicated remedies requiring particular ability units also are included.

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Social Class in Modern Britain by G. Marshall

By G. Marshall

Evaluate of the hardback variation: 'There are a few very proposal upsetting findings the following. whereas ideologues of neither thge left nor the ideal will detect a lot ammunition shape their reasons, those that count on sociologists to offer us an goal account of the constitution of our society and the way it truly is altering will locate this crucial and intensely profitable examining. The ebook of this booklet, through any criteria, represents an incredible landmark within the improvement of British social study. - occasions better schooling complement "...It is a sleek scholarly monogragh, sharply desirous about problems with value, technically efficient, transparent and good written. this can be the 1st paperback version of a ebook commonly acclaimed upon first book as a big contribution to the examine of up to date British type constitution. The e-book accommodates 3 replacement conceptions of sophistication. Erik Olin Wright's structural Marxist account is decided along John Goldthorpe's occupational type schema, and the Registrar-General's status and skill-related different types. The authors use their special info on inequality and clash in modern Britain to supply, for the 1st time, a rigourous comparability of Marxist, sociological and reputable category frameworks. The publication levels commonly throughout such issues as sectionalism within the staff; privatism of households and contributors; fatalism; gender and sophistication methods; sectoral construction and intake cleavages. The authors finish that type continues to be an important in structuring fiscal, political and social existence.

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School Funding and Student Achievement: Lessons Learned from by Andy Spears

By Andy Spears

This short explores university investment reform within the states of Kentucky and Tennessee. In 1990, Kentucky handed the Kentucky schooling Reform Act designed to overtake that state’s schooling procedure. years later, Tennessee handed the schooling development Act which integrated the elemental schooling Plan, designed to foster fairness in investment one of the state’s colleges. Initiated because of court cases opposed to the states’ academic structures, either courses handled university investment, in particular investment equalization between districts. This short examines the environments that induced investment reform in each one nation in addition to the results of the reforms on pupil success. The similarities and adjustments among the methods in every one kingdom are analyzed and in comparison to similar reform courses in different states. An in-depth learn of neighborhood academic reform within the usa, this short is of use to public coverage students in addition to schooling coverage specialists and different university procedure or nation schooling leaders.

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Infrastructures: Time to Invest by Netherlands Scientific Council for Government Policy

By Netherlands Scientific Council for Government Policy

All sectors of the Dutch infrastructures have passed through a level of commercialisation, liberalisation or privatisation during the last ten to 20 years.В  the place some time past the infrastructure panorama used to be ruled by way of public monopolies, the possession and administration of infrastructures is this day shared via a number of private and non-private region players.В  the unique objectives of this 'regime swap' have in lots of instances been completed: higher potency, a better specialise in the buyer and extra selection for shoppers. The query is whether or not this emphasis on present client pursuits permits adequate scope to accomplish long term goals which impact the entire of our society: innovation, long term availability and sustainability of infrastructures.В  this can be of an important value for monetary and social improvement, that is coming below expanding strain as a result of mixed influence of the exhaustion of ordinary assets and weather swap. The transition to a sustainable destiny calls for huge funding in infrastructures, which can't be taken with no consideration within the current situation.В  The WRR has investigated how those investments will be safeguarded within the long-term, when protecting the potency of the infrastructures.

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The Heuristics Debate by Mark Kelman

By Mark Kelman

We all use heuristics--that is, we achieve conclusions utilizing shorthand cues with no utilizing or studying all the to be had details. Heuristics pervade all facets of lifestyles, from the main mundane practices to extra vital ones, like financial determination making and politics. humans could come to a decision how briskly to force simply via mimicking others round them or make a decision during which safeguard venture to speculate public assets in keeping with the previous failures so much conveniently referred to as to brain. no longer strangely, evaluations differ approximately our tendency to take advantage of heuristics. The 'heuristics and biases' tuition argues that the perform usually results in results that aren't perfect: humans act on too little info, make improper assumptions, and do not comprehend the implications in their activities. The 'fast and frugal' college contends that whereas blunders will unavoidably happen, the advantages mostly outweigh the costs--not simply simply because utilizing heuristics allows us to arrive judgments given lifelike constraints of time and a spotlight, yet simply because heuristics clients frequently outperform these utilizing extra conventionally rational tools.

In The Heuristics Debate, Mark Kelman takes a step again from the chaos of competing educational debates to contemplate what we've got learned--and nonetheless have to learn--about the best way humans truly make judgements. In doing so, Kelman uncovers a robust software for knowing the connection among human reasoning and public coverage. do we work out extra optimum modes of disclosure to shoppers or greater ideas of facts and jury directions if we comprehend extra properly how humans technique details? will we determine how most sensible to extend compliance with legislation if we know the way humans make judgements approximately even if to conform? along a penetrating research of a few of the faculties of idea on heuristics, Kelman bargains a accomplished account of ways precise conceptions of the position and nature of heuristic reasoning shape--and misshape--law and coverage in the USA. The Heuristics Debate is a groundbreaking paintings that may switch how we expect concerning the courting among human psychology, the legislation, and public coverage.

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The Americanization of Europe: Culture, Diplomacy, and by Alexander Stephan†

By Alexander Stephan†

Fresh tensions among the U.S. and Europe appear to have spread out an insuperable rift, whereas Americanization, deplored by way of a few, welcomed via others, turns out to development unabated. This quantity explores, for the 1st time and in a comparative demeanour, the function American tradition and anti-Americanism play in 11 consultant ecu nations, together with significant powers like nice Britain, France, (West) Germany, Russia/Soviet Union, and Italy in addition to smaller international locations like Austria, Denmark, Greece, Spain, Sweden, and Poland. every one contributor to the amount, them all hugely revered specialists of their box, used to be requested to deal with the next 4 subject matters: the function of yankee public international relations, the move of yank "high culture," the influence of "popular tradition" starting from Hollywood videos and television to pop track and way of life concerns, and the rustic particular positive aspects and heritage of anti-Americanism. the amount is stronger via a considerable creation through the editor, which seems either on the normal "culture conflict" among the us and Europe and at diversifications and mixing methods that appear to have happened in person nations. Alexander Stephan is Professor of German, Ohio Eminent pupil, and Senior Fellow of the Mershon heart for the learn of foreign defense and Public coverage at Ohio country college, the place he directs a undertaking on American tradition and anti-Americanism in Europe and the area.

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European Science and Technology Policy: Towards Integration by Henri Delanghe, Ugur Muldur, Luc Soete

By Henri Delanghe, Ugur Muldur, Luc Soete

This cutting edge e-book makes a speciality of an important thought underpinning present ecu Union (EU) examine coverage. It describes the background and idea of the eu learn region (ERA), analyses the various underlying assumptions, assesses a few of its achievements, and takes a quick examine its destiny. ''European technological know-how and know-how Policy'' bargains with the concept of the period, a coordinated and powerful eu learn zone, the profitable fulfillment of in an effort to develop into the most target of european study coverage as soon as the Lisbon Treaty enters into strength. The publication demonstrates that nearly ten years after the formal release of the period idea, little top-down development turns out to were made when it comes to attaining greater governance of the eu study panorama. besides the fact that, tangible bottom-up development has been made in the direction of harmonising examine past the present uncoordinated nationwide, inter-governmental and supranational coverage schemes. Given the present ongoing period debate, this well timed ebook could be a useful instrument for know-how and innovation policymakers and practitioners in Europe. it's going to additionally attract students and scholars within the fields of technological know-how, know-how and innovation.

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China and Globalization: The Social, Economic and Political by Doug Guthrie

By Doug Guthrie

Choice notable educational identify 2009!

In its quarter-century-long shift from communism to capitalism, China has remodeled itself from a desperately bad kingdom right into a kingdom with one of many fastest-growing and biggest economies on the planet. Doug Guthrie examines the reforms using the commercial genesis during this compact and hugely readable creation to modern China. He highlights the social, cultural and political components fostering this innovative switch and interweaves a vast structural research with a attention of social alterations on the micro and macro levels.

In this new, revised variation writer Guthrie updates his tale on glossy China and offers the newest authoritative facts and examples from present occasions to chart the place this dynamically altering society is headed and what the most likely outcomes for the remainder of the area will be.

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