CQ Researcher Bound

Author: CQ Press,
Publisher: CQ Press
ISBN: 1608717135
Release Date: 2011-04-28
Genre: Reference

Packaged in a sturdy cloth edition, the CQ Researcher Bound Volume 2010 includes all 44 cutting-edge CQ Researcher reports published in 2010. Engaging, insightful reports cover topics including: Gays in the military Health-care reform Globalization Closing Guantánam The Obama presidency Reproductive ethics Legalizing marijuana Homeland Security The future of the U.S. auto industry Conflict in Afghanistan Human rights issues Bilingual education vs. English immersion Online privacy rights Nuclear disarmament The state budget crisis

CQ Researcher Bound

Author: CQ Press,
Publisher: CQ Press
ISBN: 1608717135
Release Date: 2011-04-28
Genre: Reference

Packaged in a sturdy cloth edition, the CQ Researcher Bound Volume 2010 includes all 44 cutting-edge CQ Researcher reports published in 2010. Engaging, insightful reports cover topics including: Gays in the military Health-care reform Globalization Closing Guantánam The Obama presidency Reproductive ethics Legalizing marijuana Homeland Security The future of the U.S. auto industry Conflict in Afghanistan Human rights issues Bilingual education vs. English immersion Online privacy rights Nuclear disarmament The state budget crisis

The CQ Researcher Bound Volume 2009 Edition

Author: Thomas Colin
Publisher: CQ Press
ISBN: 1608712494
Release Date: 2010-04-01
Genre: Reference

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Guide to Congress

Author: CQ Press,
Publisher: CQ Press
ISBN: 9781452235325
Release Date: 2012-08-10
Genre: Political Science

The new edition of this comprehensive, two-volume reference has been thoroughly revised and expanded by expert CQ Press writers—with years of experience covering Congress—to offer a complete institutional history of Congress along with updated insight and analysis on the 2008 and 2010 shifts in power of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives.

American Political Culture An Encyclopedia 3 volumes

Author: Mark J. Rozell
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 9781610693783
Release Date: 2015-04-28
Genre: Political Science

This all-encompassing encyclopedia provides a broad perspective on U.S. politics, culture, and society, but also goes beyond the facts to consider the myths, ideals, and values that help shape and define the nation. • Offers approximately 225 entries covering U.S. politics, culture, society, and beliefs • Includes an introductory overview of the forces that have shaped and continue to shape American political culture and a concluding essay that gathers key thematic threads and looks toward the future • Covers the myriad ways in which American political culture influences other aspects of American society • Examines how cultural symbols and beliefs are manipulated to advance political interests and establish government authority • Connects new issues such as social media and sexual politics with the political culture

Distributed Language

Author: Stephen J. Cowley
Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing
ISBN: 9789027202536
Release Date: 2011
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

The volume presents language as fully integrated with human existence. On this view, language is not essentially 'symbolic', not represented inside minds or brains, and most certainly not determined by micro-social rules and norms. Rather, language is part of our ecology. It emerges when bodies co-ordinate vocal and visible gesture to integrate events with different histories. Enacting feeling, expression and wordings, language permeates the collective, individual and affective life of living beings. It is a profoundly distributed, multi-centric activity that binds people together as they go about their lives. Distributed Language pursues this perspective both theoretically and in relation to empirical work. Empirically, it reports studies on the anticipatory dynamics of reading, its socio-cognitive consequences, Shakespearean theatre, what images evoke (in brain and word), and solving insight problems. Theoretically, the volume challenges linguistic autonomy from overlapping theoretical positions. First, it is argued that language exploits a species specific form of semiotic cognition. Second, it is suggested that the central function of language lies in realizing values that derive from our ecosystemic existence. Third, this is ascribed to how cultural and biological symbols co-regulate the dynamics that shape human activity. Fourth, it is argued that language, far from being organism-centred, gives us an extended ecology in which our co-ordination is saturated by values and norms that are derived from our sociocultural environment. The contributions to this volume expand on those originally published in Pragmatics & Cognition 17:3 (2009).

Weak Signals for Strategic Intelligence

Author: Humbert Lesca
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118602812
Release Date: 2013-01-09
Genre: Technology & Engineering

The expression "We did not see it coming!" has often been heard in recent years from decision makers at the highest levels of the private and public sectors. Yet there were actually early warning signals, but they were often ignored due to a lack of appropriate methodology. Focusing on the concept of a weak signal, this book provides methods for anticipating problems and dealing with blind spots. Along with examples of this concept, the authors provide answers to questions of feasibility, including how to recognize a weak signal, and how to exploit it. Numerous applications are also presented throughout.

The Art of Access

Author: David Cuillier
Publisher: CQ Press
ISBN: 9781483389233
Release Date: 2010-02-23
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Whatever you're trying to learn about the world—as a journalist or as an informed citizen— public records often hold the key. But what records, where? And how to get them? It starts with understanding the Freedom of Information Act, but what you really need are strategies for dealing with the officials who stand between you and the information you seek. Gaining access to records is an art, one that requires an organized approach and a good understanding of human behavior.

Debating Terrorism and Counterterrorism

Author: Stuart Gottlieb
Publisher: CQ Press
ISBN: 9781544350288
Release Date: 2013-03-29
Genre: Political Science

Featuring paired pro/con pieces written specifically for this volume, Debating Terrorism and Counterterrorism : Conflicting Perspectives on Causes, Contexts, and Responses encourages students to grapple with the central debates surrounding the field of terrorism. With topics ranging from the root causes of terrorism, the role of religion in terrorism, whether suicide terrorism is ever justified, whether the spread of democracy can help defeat terrorism, and what trade-offs should exist between security and civil liberties, Gottlieb's outstanding cast of contributors returns, compelling students to wrestle with the conflicting perspectives that define the field. Stuart Gottlieb frames the paired essays with incisive headnotes, providing historical context and preparing students to read each argument critically. Each selection has been updated to account for recent world events, policy changes, and new scholarship. New to the reader, and by reviewer request, is a chapter, "Can Global Institutions Make a Difference in Fighting Terrorism?"

Fluid Electrolyte and Acid Base Disorders in Small Animal Practice E Book

Author: Stephen P. DiBartola
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 9781437706550
Release Date: 2011-06-01
Genre: Medical

The leading reference for the diagnosis and management of fluid, electrolyte, and acid-base imbalances in small animals, Fluid, Electrolyte, and Acid-Base Disorders in Small Animal Practice, 4th Edition provides cutting-edge, evidence-based guidelines to enhance your care of dogs and cats. Information is easy to find and easy to use, with comprehensive coverage including fluid and electrolyte physiology and pathophysiology and their clinical applications, as well as the newest advances in fluid therapy and a discussion of a new class of drugs called vaptans. Lead author Stephen DiBartola is a well-known speaker and the "go-to" expert in this field, and his team of contributors represents the most authoritative and respected clinicians and academicians in veterinary medicine. Over 30 expert contributors represent the "cream of the crop" in small animal medicine, ensuring that this edition provides the most authoritative and evidence-based guidelines. Scientific, evidence-based insights and advances integrate basic physiological principles into practice, covering patient evaluation, differential diagnosis, normal and abnormal clinical features and laboratory test results, approaches to therapy, technical aspects of therapy, patient monitoring, assessing risk, and prediction of outcomes for each disorder. Hundreds of tables, algorithms, and schematic drawings demonstrate the best approaches to diagnosis and treatment, highlighting the most important points in an easy-access format. Drug and dosage recommendations are included with treatment approaches in the Electrolyte Disorders section. Clear formulas in the Fluid Therapy section make it easier to determine the state of dehydration, fluid choice, and administration rate and volume in both healthy and diseased patients. Updated chapters cover the latest advances in fluid therapy in patient management, helping you understand and manage a wide range of potentially life-threatening metabolic disturbances. Expanded Disorders of Sodium and Water chapter includes information on a new class of drugs called vaptans, vasopressin receptor antagonists that may soon improve the ability to manage patients with chronic hyponatremia. Hundreds of new references cover the most up-to-date advances in fluid therapy, including renal failure and shock syndromes.

Resort to War 1816 2007

Author: Frank Whelon Wayman
Publisher:
ISBN: 1608718271
Release Date: 2010
Genre: War

This reference book analyses more than a thousand wars waged from 1816 to 2008 using coding methods from the Correlates of War Project, which aims to reveal the underlying patterns and causes of war. 'Resort to War' lists and categorises all violent conflicts with 1,000 or more battle deaths and provides a narrative for each struggle. The volume distinguishes between traditional interstate war, the phenomenon of extra-state war as evidenced by the Al-Qaeda-USA conflagration, intra-state war, and the new category of non-state ethnic wars

Religious Actors and International Law

Author: Ioana Cismas
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 9780191021893
Release Date: 2014-07-17
Genre: Law

This book assesses whether a new category of religious actors has been constructed within international law. Religious actors, through their interpretations of the religion(s) they are associated with, uphold and promote, or indeed may transform, potentially oppressive structures or discriminatory patterns. This study moves beyond the concern that religious texts and practices may be incompatible with international law, to provide an innovative analysis of how religious actors themselves are accountable under international law for the interpretations they choose to put forward. The book defines religious actors as comprising religious states, international organizations, and non-state entities that assume the role of interpreting religion and so claim a 'special' legitimacy anchored in tradition or charisma. Cutting across the state / non-state divide, this definition allows the full remit of religious bodies to be investigated. It analyses the crucial question of whether religious actors do in fact operate under different international legal norms to non-religious states, international organizations, or companies. To that end, the Holy See-Vatican, the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, and churches and religious organizations under the European Convention on Human Rights regime are examined in detail as case studies. The study ultimately establishes that religious actors cannot be seen to form an autonomous legal category under international law: they do not enjoy special or exclusive rights, nor incur lesser obligations, when compared to their respective non-religious peers. Going forward, it concludes that a process of two-sided legitimation may be at stake: religious actors will need to provide evidence for the legality of their religious interpretations to strengthen their legitimacy, and international law itself may benefit from religious actors fostering its legitimacy in different cultural contexts.