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Examining Torture Book by ,

Examining Torture Book
  • Author : ,
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2014-09-04
  • Category: Political Science
  • Pages : 218
  • ISBN Code: 1137439165

Summary: The United States' use of torture and harsh interrogation techniques during the "War on Terror" has sparked fervent debate among citizens and scholars surrounding the human rights of war criminals. Does all force qualify as "necessary and appropriate" in this period of political unrest? Examining Torture brings together some of the best recent scholarship on the incidence of torture in a comparative and international context. The contributors to this volume use both quantitative and qualitative studies to examine the causes and consequences of torture policies and the resulting public opinion. Policy makers as well as scholars and those concerned with human rights will find this collection invaluable.

The London Stage 1950-1959 Book by J. P. Wearing

The London Stage 1950-1959 Book
  • Author : J. P. Wearing
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Release Date : 2014-09-16
  • Category: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 1004
  • ISBN Code: 0810893088

Summary: This is a day-by-day calendar of plays produced at the major London theatres from January 1, 1950 to December 31, 1959. Covering dozens of west-end theatres and including production details of thousands of plays, operas, and ballets, this revised edition provides expanded or new information about authors, actors, plots, reviews, and more.

Financial Conditions and Macroeconomic Performance: Essays in Honor of Hyman P.Minsky Book by Steven M. Fazzari,Dimitri B. Papadimitriou

Financial Conditions and Macroeconomic Performance: Essays in Honor of Hyman P.Minsky Book
  • Author : Steven M. Fazzari,Dimitri B. Papadimitriou
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2015-06-05
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN Code: 1317470567

Summary: This collection of papers on financial instability and its impact on macroeconomic performance honours Hyman P. Minsky and his lifelong work. It is based on a conference at Washington University, St. Louis, in 1990 and includes among the authors Benjamin M. Friedman, Charles P. Kindleberger, Jan Kregel and Steven Fazzari. These papers consider Minsky's definitive analysis that yields such a clear and disturbing sequence of financial events: booms, government intervention to prevent debt contraction and new booms that cause a progressive buildup of new debt, eventually leaving the economy much more fragile financially.

Complexity, Endogenous Money and Macroeconomic Theory Book by Mark Setterfield

Complexity, Endogenous Money and Macroeconomic Theory Book
  • Author : Mark Setterfield
  • Publisher : Edward Elgar Publishing
  • Release Date : 2006-01-01
  • Category: Econometrics
  • Pages : 448
  • ISBN Code: 1847203116

Summary: That the chapters in the volume cover such a wide range of important, often fundamental, topics is a proper tribute to Basil Moore s influence and contributions over his working life. From the foreword by G.C. Harcourt, Jesus College, Cambridge, UK During a distinguished career, Basil Moore has made numerous important contributions to macroeconomics and monetary economics, and is renowned as the progenitor of the horizontalist analysis of endogenous money. More recently, he has embraced complexity theory as part of an ongoing effort to understand macroeconomics as an evolving, path-dependent process. This book celebrates and explores Basil Moore s interests in and contributions to monetary and macroeconomic theory. Complexity, Endogenous Money and Macroeconomic Theory features original essays by internationally acclaimed and expert authors. It comprises a selection of papers on five distinct but interrelated themes: economic concepts, tools and methodology; complexity, uncertainty and path dependence; the macroeconomics of endogenous money; the macroeconomics of exogenous interest rates; and unemployment, inflation and the determination of aggregate income. These papers combine to provide a comprehensive methodological and theoretical discussion of the macroeconomics of a monetary production economy. The book will be of interest to professionals and research students in the fields of macroeconomics and monetary economics especially those with an interest in the Post Keynesian approach to analyzing these fields, including the wide audience that has been reached by the contributions of Basil Moore himself.

Bioeconomics and Sustainability Book by Nicholas Georgescu-Roegen,Kozo Mayumi,John M. Gowdy

Bioeconomics and Sustainability Book
  • Author : Nicholas Georgescu-Roegen,Kozo Mayumi,John M. Gowdy
  • Publisher : Edward Elgar Publishing
  • Release Date : 1999-01-01
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 417
  • ISBN Code: 9781781959817

Summary: Economists from around the world discuss Georgescu-Roegen's (1906-94) theories in a number of areas, but especially on environmental and energy economics. They address such topics as how long neoclassical economists can continue to ignore his contribu

Medicine and Healing in the Ancient Mediterranean Book by D. Michaelides

Medicine and Healing in the Ancient Mediterranean Book
  • Author : D. Michaelides
  • Publisher : Oxbow Books
  • Release Date : 2014-05-30
  • Category: Medical
  • Pages : 446
  • ISBN Code: 1782972382

Summary: There are many recoverable aspects and indications concerning medicine and healing in the ancient past Ð from the archaeological evidence of skeletal remains, grave-goods comprising medical and/or surgical equipment and visual representations in tombs and other monuments thorough to epigraphic and literary sources. The 42 papers presented here cover many aspects medicine in the Mediterranean world during Antiquity and early Byzantine times, bringing together both internationally established specialists on the history of medicine and researchers in the early stages of their career. The contributions are grouped under a series of headings: medicine and archaeology; media (online access to electronic corpus); the Aegean; medical authors/schools of medicine; surgery; medicaments and cures; skeletal remains; new research in Cyprus; Asklepios and incubation; and Byzantine, Arab and medieval sources. These subject areas are addressed through a combination of wide ranging archaeological and osteological data and the examination and interpretation of philosophical, literary and historiographical texts to provide a comprehensive suite of studies into early practices in this fundamental field of human experience.

Chasing Jeb Stuart and John Mosby Book by Robert F. O’Neill

Chasing Jeb Stuart and John Mosby Book
  • Author : Robert F. O’Neill
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Release Date : 2014-01-10
  • Category: History
  • Pages : 328
  • ISBN Code: 0786492562

Summary: This book is an operational and tactical study of cavalry operations in Northern Virginia from September 1862 to July 1863. It examines in detail John Mosby’s first six months as a partisan, within the context of the larger threat to the Union capital posed by Jeb Stuart. Previous studies of Mosby’s career are largely based on postwar memoirs. This narrative balances those accounts with previously unpublished official contemporary records left by the Union soldiers assigned to the defense of Washington, D.C. The formation of the Michigan Cavalry Brigade is fully documented, along with the exploits of the brigade in the months before George Custer took command. Largely forgotten events, such as Jeb Stuart’s Christmas Raid, the fight at Fairfax Station during Stuart’s ride to Gettysburg, as well as the vital role played by Union general Julius Stahel’s cavalry division in the critical month of June 1863, are examined at length.

Shame, Blame, and Culpability Book by Judith Rowbotham,Marianna Muravyeva,David Nash

Shame, Blame, and Culpability Book
  • Author : Judith Rowbotham,Marianna Muravyeva,David Nash
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2013-06-03
  • Category: History
  • Pages : 232
  • ISBN Code: 1136275460

Summary: This ground-breaking collection of research-based chapters addresses the themes of shame, blame and culpability in their historical perspective in the broad area of crime, violence and the modern state, drawing on less familiar territories such as Russia and Greece, not just on material from familiar locations in western Europe. Ranging from the early modern to the late twentieth century, the collection has implications for how we understand punishments imposed by states or the community today. Shame, blame and culpability is divided into three sections, with a crucial case study part complementing two theoretical parts on shame, and on blame and culpability; exploring the continuance of shaming strategies and examining their interaction with and challenge to 'modern' state-sponsored blaming mechanisms, including allocations of culpability. The collection includes chapters on the deviant body, capital punishment and, of particular interest, Russian case studies, which demonstrate the extent to which the Russian, like the Greek, experience need to be seen as part of a wider European whole when examining ideas and themes. The volume challenges ideas that shame strategies were largely eradicated in post-Enlightenment western states and societies; showing their survival into the twentieth century as a challenge to state dominance over identification of what constituted 'crime' and also over punishment practices. Shame, blame and culpability will be a key text for students and academics in the fields of criminology and crime, gender or European history.

Social Organization and Social Process Book by Anselm Leonard Strauss,David R. Maines

Social Organization and Social Process Book
  • Author : Anselm Leonard Strauss,David R. Maines
  • Publisher : Transaction Publishers
  • Release Date :
  • Category: Social Science
  • Pages : 398
  • ISBN Code: 9780202369051

Summary: The essays gathered in this volume contain analyses based on the general action perspective of Chicago sociology and, in particular, on the contributions of Anselm L. Strauss, whose lengthy achievement this volume honors.

Principles of Performance and Reliability Modeling and Evaluation Book by Lance Fiondella,Antonio Puliafito

Principles of Performance and Reliability Modeling and Evaluation Book
  • Author : Lance Fiondella,Antonio Puliafito
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2016-04-06
  • Category: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 655
  • ISBN Code: 3319305999

Summary: This book presents the latest key research into the performance and reliability aspects of dependable fault-tolerant systems and features commentary on the fields studied by Prof. Kishor S. Trivedi during his distinguished career. Analyzing system evaluation as a fundamental tenet in the design of modern systems, this book uses performance and dependability as common measures and covers novel ideas, methods, algorithms, techniques, and tools for the in-depth study of the performance and reliability aspects of dependable fault-tolerant systems. It identifies the current challenges that designers and practitioners must face in order to ensure the reliability, availability, and performance of systems, with special focus on their dynamic behaviors and dependencies, and provides system researchers, performance analysts, and practitioners with the tools to address these challenges in their work. With contributions from Prof. Trivedi's former PhD students and collaborators, many of whom are internationally recognized experts, to honor him on the occasion of his 70th birthday, this book serves as a valuable resource for all engineering disciplines, including electrical, computer, civil, mechanical, and industrial engineering as well as production and manufacturing.

Towards a Theory of Thinking Book by Britt Glatzeder,Vinod Goel,Albrecht Müller

Towards a Theory of Thinking Book
  • Author : Britt Glatzeder,Vinod Goel,Albrecht Müller
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2010-03-20
  • Category: Psychology
  • Pages : 380
  • ISBN Code: 9783642031298

Summary: What is Thinking? – Trying to Define an Equally Fascinating and Elusive Phenomenon Human thinking is probably the most complex phenomenon that evolution has come up with until now. There exists a broad spectrum of definitions, from subs- ing almost all processes of cognition to limiting it to language-based, sometimes even only to formalizable reasoning processes. We work with a “medium sized” definition according to which thinking encompasses all operations by which cog- tive agents link mental content in order to gain new insights or perspectives. Mental content is, thus, a prerequisite for and the substrate on which thinking operations are executed. The largely unconscious acts of perceptual object stabilization, ca- gorization, emotional evaluation – and retrieving all the above from memory inscriptions – are the processes by which mental content is generated, and are, therefore, seen as prerequisites for thinking operations. In terms of a differentia specifica, the notion of “thinking” is seen as narrower than the notion of “cognition” and as wider than the notion of “reasoning”. Thinking is, thus, seen as a subset of cognition processes; and reasoning processes are seen as a subset of thinking. Besides reasoning, the notion of thinking includes also nonexplicit, intuitive, and associative processes of linking mental content. According to this definition, thinking is not dependant on language, i. e. also many animals and certainly all mammals show early forms of thinking.

A History of Post Keynesian Economics Since 1936 Book by J. E. King

A History of Post Keynesian Economics Since 1936 Book
  • Author : J. E. King
  • Publisher : Edward Elgar Publishing
  • Release Date : 2002-04-26
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 316
  • ISBN Code: 9781781008010

Summary: This text provides a history of the post Keynesian approach to economics since 1936. The author locates the origins of these economics in the conflicting interpretations of Keynes' General Theory and in the complementary work of Michael Kalecki.

The Legacy of John Kenneth Galbraith Book by STEVEN PRESSMAN

The Legacy of John Kenneth Galbraith Book
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2013-10-18
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN Code: 1317982037

Summary: When John Kenneth Galbraith passed away on April 29, 2006, the economics profession lost one of its true giants. And this is not just because Galbraith was an imposing figure at 6 feet, 9 inches tall. Throughout his life, Galbraith advised Presidents, made important professional contributions to the discipline of economics, and also tried to explain economic ideas to the general public. This volume pays tribute to Galbraith’s life and career by explaining some of his major contributions to the canon of economic ideas. The papers describe the series of unique contributions that Galbraith made in many different areas. He was a founder of the Post Keynesian view of money, and a proponent of the Post Keynesian view that price controls were necessary to deal with the problem of inflation in a modern economy where large firms already control prices and prices are not determined by the market. He promulgated the view that firms manipulate individual preferences and tastes, through advertising and other means of persuasion, and he drew out the economic implications of this view. He was a student of financial frauds and euphoria, and a forerunner of the Post Keynesian/Minskean view of finance and how financial markets really work. This book was published as a special issue of the Review of Political Economy.

The Interdisciplinary Earth: In Honor of Don L. Anderson Book by Gillian R. Foulger,Michele Lustrino,Scott D. King

The Interdisciplinary Earth: In Honor of Don L. Anderson Book
  • Author : Gillian R. Foulger,Michele Lustrino,Scott D. King
  • Publisher : Geological Society of America
  • Release Date : 2015-09
  • Category: Earth (Planet)
  • Pages : 366
  • ISBN Code: 0813725143

Summary: Copublished with the American Geophysical Union as American Geophysical Union Special Publication 71 This volume is a memorial to Don L. Anderson, former director of the Seismological Laboratory of the Caltech Institute of Technology, recipient of the Crafoord Prize, the National Medal of Honor, and numerous other awards. A geophysicist extraordinaire, he contributed much to our understanding of the structure and dynamics of the interior of Earth. The book, comprised largely of chapters written at Anderson's invitation, reflects his interdisciplinary career. It includes papers on anisotropy, the seismic structure of the mantle, mantle convection, the statistics of melting anomalies, planetary geology, tectonics, the thermal budget of Earth, lithospheric structure, geochemistry, and flood basalts.

Resemblance and Reality in Greek Thought Book by Arum Park

Resemblance and Reality in Greek Thought Book
  • Author : Arum Park
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2016-09-13
  • Category: History
  • Pages : 290
  • ISBN Code: 1317355334

Summary: Resemblance and Reality in Greek Thought follows the construction of reality from Homer into the Hellenistic era and beyond. Not only in didactic poetry or philosophical works but in practically all genres from the time of Homer onwards, Greek literature has shown an awareness of the relationship between verbal art and the social, historical, or cultural reality that produces it, an awareness that this relationship is an approximate one at best and a distorting one at worst. This central theme of resemblance and its relationship to reality draws together essays on a range of Greek authors, and shows how they are unified or allied in posing similar questions to classical literature.

Profits, Deficits and Instability Book by Dimitri B. Papadimitriou

Profits, Deficits and Instability Book
  • Author : Dimitri B. Papadimitriou
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 1992-06-18
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 380
  • ISBN Code: 1349117862

Summary: The papers drawn together in this book seek to make a contribution in the study of an important area in economics - profits. There are insights into the questions of the inter-relationships between profits, corporate investment and financing activity and the causes of government deficits.

Wounds, Flesh, and Metaphor in Seventeenth-Century England Book by S. Covington

Wounds, Flesh, and Metaphor in Seventeenth-Century England Book
  • Author : S. Covington
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2009-08-31
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 252
  • ISBN Code: 0230101097

Summary: Wounds, Flesh and Metaphor in Seventeenth-Century England explores the theme of physical and symbolic woundedness in mid-seventeenth century English literature. This book demonstrates the ways in which writers attempted to represent the politically and religiously fractured state of the time and re-imagined the nation through language and metaphor in the process. By examining the creative permutations of the wound metaphor, Covington argues for the centrality of the charged imagery, and language itself, in shaping the self-representations of an age.

Contributions to Economic Theory, Policy, Development and Finance Book by D. Papadimitriou

Contributions to Economic Theory, Policy, Development and Finance Book
  • Author : D. Papadimitriou
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2016-03-09
  • Category: Social Science
  • Pages : 383
  • ISBN Code: 1137450967

Summary: This study combines lessons drawn from events and experiences of developing countries and examines them in relation to Jan Kregel's ideas on economics and development. The contributors provide in-depth analysis on: financial stability and crises, monetary systems, banking, global governance, employment, inflation and political economy

The Middle Ages Revisited: Studies in the Archaeology and History of Medieval Southern England Presented to Professor David A. Hinton Book by Ben Jervis

The Middle Ages Revisited: Studies in the Archaeology and History of Medieval Southern England Presented to Professor David A. Hinton Book
  • Author : Ben Jervis
  • Publisher : Archaeopress Publishing Ltd
  • Release Date : 2018-11-17
  • Category: Social Science
  • Pages : 166
  • ISBN Code: 1789690366

Summary: This volume, produced in honour of Professor David A. Hinton’s contribution to medieval studies, re-visits the sites, archaeologists and questions which have been central to the archaeology of medieval southern England. Contributions are focused on the medieval period (from the Anglo-Saxon period to the Reformation) in southern England.

Rogue Book by Rob Rodi,Tony Bedard

Rogue Book
  • Author : Rob Rodi,Tony Bedard
  • Publisher : Marvel Entertainment
  • Release Date : 2015-08-19
  • Category: Comics & Graphic Novels
  • Pages : N.A
  • ISBN Code: 1302481835

Summary: During her time with the X-Men, the mysterious young woman known as Rogue has been many things. Soldier, friend, student and daughter. But when a mission brings her back to her childhood home in Mississippi, Rogue comes face-to-face with the demons in her past — and a terrible secret that has haunted her family since her birth! With Gambit on hand to help out, Rogue must discover her parents’ fate! Then, when a photograph surfaces of Rogue and Mystique during their time in the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants — a photograph that Rogue has no memory of — her search for the truth takes her all the way to Japan! And during clashes with Sunfire and Lady Deathstrike, a traumatic encounter will leave Rogue drastically changed! Who is Blindspot — and is she Rogue’s best friend, or greatest foe? Collecting ROGUE (2004) #1-12.