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Broken Ties

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Donna Linton and Detective Leslie Thompson take a rather unexpected and sickening punch to their gut as one of their closest and dearest companions now departs, leaving the whole rest of the group in a state of turmoil and remorse in what they thought would at least be step one to a feeling of well earned accomplishment after reclaiming one of their old timey hangout spots and rather famous landmarks around the city.

Broken Ties

Broken Ties Pdf/ePub eBook Author: L A Cotton
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From USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling author L A Cotton, comes a slow burn, friends-to-lovers romance. Angst... drama... friendship... and football. Will you survive senior year? Poppy Ford has been in love with her best friend forever. But she’s firmly in the friend zone and fears she may never get out. Aaron Bennet has been dreaming of a football scholarship forever. But he’s not the Rixon Raiders star player, and he never will be. While Aaron is focused on proving himself, Poppy is hoping he’ll finally wake up and see what’s right in front of him. He doesn’t want to lose his best friend. She doesn’t want to lose senior year to a boy who doesn’t want her. But fate has other ideas for them. And when hearts get broken and dreams get shattered, will their friendship be strong enough to survive? Or will the ties that bind them finally unravel?

Broken Ties

Broken Ties Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Gloria Davidson Marlow
Editor: The Wild Rose Press Inc
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Sidra Martin not only can’t remember her childhood before she was found on a Florida roadside and placed in a foster home, she can’t understand why she dislikes—no, make that fears—Christmas trees and anything else to do with the holiday. What is wrong with her? Sidra’s boss, Private Investigator Levi Tanner, is used to digging up skeletons, but not in his own backyard, so to speak. When he foils the kidnapping of his pretty, unassuming secretary, the skeletons that tumble out of her closet can't be ignored. Suddenly Sidra is a long-lost princess, and being kidnapped is the least of the dire threats she faces. Levi may be the only one who can keep her safe from the dangers stalking her. Yet while their mutual attraction is undeniable, she must also battle doubts about his motive in protecting her.

Broken Ties

Broken Ties Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Zenina Masters
Editor: eXtasy Books
ISBN: 1771114614
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Broken Ties by Zenina Masters Summary

Ibbi is on the run. She broke from her family and disappeared into the stars. The current world she lives on wants her to use her talent as a seer, but it will be akin to putting a target on her back. With no option, she attends the governor�s ball with one goal, to help the Asku meet local virgins of appropriate age. She had no idea that she would meet the man she wanted to link minds with and so much more. The woman in the scarlet dress takes Dreynar�s breath away and as she spends the evening at his side his admiration for the seer grows, as does his appreciation for the form that contains her razor-sharp mind. She will be his, but can her sight make it clear before he has to choose for her?

Business Groups in East Asia

Business Groups in East Asia Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Sea-Jin Chang
Editor: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191536954
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Business Groups in East Asia by Sea-Jin Chang Summary

The 1997 Asian Crisis principally affected Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, and Korea, as well as other East Asian countries heavily dependent on intra-regional trade. Banks and other financial institutions quickly become insolvent, and heavily indebted industrial firms went bankrupt. Many of these firms were affiliated with the business groups of this region, yet most groups did not immediately collapse, indeed they proved remarkably robust, some surviving and even prospering. This book examines these East Asian business groups and their subsequent restructuring following the Asian Crisis. East Asian nations embarked on very different trajectories to this common external shock. The Asian Crisis affected the inter-relationships among the socio-cultural environment, the state, and the market of each country quite differently and had distinct effects on the operations of these countries' business groups. This slow yet divergent pattern of development provides evidence against theories of rapid global convergence. Yet East Asian business groups face an uncertain future. Foreign investors' influence has increased substantially since the crisis, as East Asian governments had to accommodate their demands to keep attracting foreign capital. Governments supervise banks more closely and have loosened restrictions on mergers and hostile takeovers, further strengthening the discipline of the market. Various entry barriers that had inhibited foreign multinationals from competing in national markets were lifted, exposing business groups to intensified foreign competition. Under these new conditions, business groups in East Asia should reconfigure their business structures and adjust their corporate governance systems to regain momentum for further growth. Business groups will continue to be important vehicles for the sustained future growth of this region, and this book presents a substantial amount of new data on this, which will be of interest to academics, researchers, and advanced students of East Asian business, and business practitioners working within the region.

Stress and Distress among the Unemployed

Stress and Distress among the Unemployed Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Clifford L. Broman,V. Lee Hamilton,William S. Hoffman
Editor: Springer Science & Business Media
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Employing both large-scale surveys and in-depth interviews, the authors document the mental health effects on workers caused by the closure of four General Motor plants. They paint a portrait of how the social context in which these workers lived played a critical role in their experiences of unemployment or of keeping their jobs when others around them lost theirs. More than simply a study of unemployment and mental health, this book is also a story of coping and resilience.

Politics and Public Policy

Politics and Public Policy Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Harland Prechel
Editor: Emerald Group Publishing
ISBN: 1848551797
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Focuses on one of the central themes in political sociology: the relationship between political power and the policy formation process. This work examines the exercise of power in two arenas: the interlocking networks among policy-planning organizations, and the effects of PACs on the voting behavior of elected officials in Canada and the US.

Nonparametric Statistical Tests

Nonparametric Statistical Tests Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Markus Neuhauser
Editor: CRC Press
ISBN: 1439867046
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Nonparametric Statistical Tests by Markus Neuhauser Summary

Nonparametric Statistical Tests: A Computational Approach describes classical nonparametric tests, as well as novel and little-known methods such as the Baumgartner-Weiss-Schindler and the Cucconi tests. The book presents SAS and R programs, allowing readers to carry out the different statistical methods, such as permutation and bootstrap tests. The author considers example data sets in each chapter to illustrate methods. Numerous real-life data from various areas, including the bible, and their analyses provide for greatly diversified reading. The book covers: Nonparametric two-sample tests for the location-shift model, specifically the Fisher-Pitman permutation test, the Wilcoxon rank sum test, and the Baumgartner-Weiss-Schindler test Permutation tests, location-scale tests, tests for the nonparametric Behrens-Fisher problem, and tests for a difference in variability Tests for the general alternative, including the (Kolmogorov-)Smirnov test, ordered categorical, and discrete numerical data Well-known one-sample tests such as the sign test and Wilcoxon’s signed rank test, a modification suggested by Pratt (1959), a permutation test with original observations, and a one-sample bootstrap test are presented. Tests for more than two groups, the following tests are described in detail: the Kruskal-Wallis test, the permutation F test, the Jonckheere-Terpstra trend test, tests for umbrella alternatives, and the Friedman and Page tests for multiple dependent groups The concepts of independence and correlation, and stratified tests such as the van Elteren test and combination tests The applicability of computer-intensive methods such as bootstrap and permutation tests for non-standard situations and complex designs Although the major development of nonparametric methods came to a certain end in the 1970s, their importance undoubtedly persists. What is still needed is a computer assisted evaluation of their main properties. This book closes that gap.

Advances in Social Network Analysis

Advances in Social Network Analysis Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Stanley Wasserman,Joseph Galaskiewicz
Editor: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1452253919
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Advances in Social Network Analysis by Stanley Wasserman,Joseph Galaskiewicz Summary

In this book, leading methodologists address the issue of how effectively to apply the latest developments in social network analysis to behavioural and social science disciplines. Topics examined include: ways to specify the network contents to be studied; how to select the method for representing network structures; how social network analysis has been used to study interorganizational relations via the resource dependence model; how to use a contact matrix for studying the spread of disease in epidemiology; and how cohesion and structural equivalence network theories relate to studying social influence. The book also offers some statistical models for social support networks.

Class, Politics and the Economy (Routledge Revivals)

Class, Politics and the Economy (Routledge Revivals) Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Stewart Clegg,Paul Boreham,Geoff Dow
Editor: Routledge
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Class, Politics and the Economy (Routledge Revivals) by Stewart Clegg,Paul Boreham,Geoff Dow Summary

This study, first published in 1986, provides a systematic account of the processes and structure of class formation in the major advanced capitalist societies. The focus is on the organizational mechanisms of class cohesion and division, theoretically deriving from a neo-Marxian perspective. Chapters consider the organization and structure of the ‘corporate ruling class’, the middle class and the working class, and are brought together in an overarching analysis of the organization of class in relation to the state and the economy. This title will be of particular interest to students researching the impact of recession on societal structure and the processes of political class struggle, as well as those with a more general interest in the socio-economic theories of Marx, Engels and Weber.

Algorithms - ESA 2003

Algorithms - ESA 2003 Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Giuseppe Di Battista,Uri Zwick
Editor: Springer
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Algorithms - ESA 2003 by Giuseppe Di Battista,Uri Zwick Summary

This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 11th Annual European Symposium on Algorithms, ESA 2003, held in Budapest, Hungary, in September 2003. The 66 revised full papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from 165 submissions. The scope of the papers spans the entire range of algorithmics from design and mathematical analysis issues to real-world applications, engineering, and experimental analysis of algorithms.

Advances in Multidisciplinary Retrieval

Advances in Multidisciplinary Retrieval Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Hamish Cunningham,Allan Hanbury,Stefan Rüger
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Advances in Multidisciplinary Retrieval by Hamish Cunningham,Allan Hanbury,Stefan Rüger Summary

These proceedings contain the refereed papers and posters presented at the ?rst Information Retrieval Facility Conference (IRFC), which was held in Vienna on 31 May 2010. The conference provides a multi-disciplinary, scienti?c forum that aims to bring young researchers into contact with industry at an early stage. IRFC 2010 received 20 high-quality submissions, of which 11 were accepted and appear here. The decision whether a paper was presented orally or as poster was solely based on what we thought was the most suitable form of communi- tion, considering we had only a single day for the event. In particular, the form of presentation bears no relation to the quality of the accepted papers, all of which were thoroughly peer reviewed and had to be endorsed by at least three independent reviewers. The Information Retrieval Facility (IRF) is an open IR research institution, managedby a scienti?c board drawnfrom a panel of internationalexperts in the ?eldwhoseroleistopromotethehighestqualityintheresearchsupportedbythe facility. As a non-pro?t research institution, the IRF provides services to IR s- ence in the form of a reference laboratory,hardwareand softwareinfrastructure. Committed to Open Science concepts, the IRF promotes publication of recent scienti?c results and newly developed methods, both in traditional paper form and as data sets freely available to IRF members. Such transparency ensures objective evaluation and comparabilityof results and consequently diversity and sustainability of their further development.


Islam Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Muhammad Saed Abdul-Rahman
Editor: MSA Publication Limited
ISBN: 1861793367
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This authoritative series discusses issues relevant to Islam and presents accurate and reliable information based on the true beliefs and practices of the Prophet and his companions. (World Religions)

All-round Part-time Bodyguard

All-round Part-time Bodyguard Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Jing TaoHaiLang
Editor: Funstory
ISBN: 1649482868
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Chen Shen, a Divine level soldier who had withdrawn from the life of a forest of spears and a rain of swords, had been fooled by his master. He had muddleheadedly married his beautiful CEO, Shen Ao Xin. [You actually dared to bully my wife. Do you want to die?] The killing path officially opened ...

Corporate Power and Canadian Capitalism

Corporate Power and Canadian Capitalism Pdf/ePub eBook Author: William K. Carroll
Editor: UBC Press
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Challenging standard dependency theory, William Carroll argues from empirical evidence that Canada's financial-industrial elite have maintained and consolidated their competitive position at the centre of an inter-corporate network. Corporate Power and Canadian Capitalism thus acknowledges the unusually high degree to which capital is concentrated in a relatively few giant corporations in Canada, but it denies that these commercial interests are subordinated to American corporate capital. To test the validity of this new perspective on the transformation of indigenous capitalists into a national bourgeoisie, Carroll traces the accumulation of capital in the largest Canadian corporations and the institutional relations that have existed among the same firms since World War II. Instead of selling out to foreign capital, Canadian firms have in fact become increasingly interlocked, and Canadian-controlled firms have been and continue to be the focus of both the industrial and financial sectors, with foreign-controlled companies occupying decidedly peripheral positions. From this interpretative position, Canada's development is seen as markedly similar to that of other advanced capitalist countries, culminating in consolidation of control under an elite accompanied both by penetration of foreign economies by domestic financial capitalists and a concomitant penetration of the domestic economy by foreign capital.

The SAGE Handbook of Social Network Analysis

The SAGE Handbook of Social Network Analysis Pdf/ePub eBook Author: John Scott,Peter J. Carrington
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ISBN: 1473971187
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The SAGE Handbook of Social Network Analysis by John Scott,Peter J. Carrington Summary

This sparkling Handbook offers an unrivalled resource for those engaged in the cutting edge field of social network analysis. Systematically, it introduces readers to the key concepts, substantive topics, central methods and prime debates. Among the specific areas covered are: Network theory Interdisciplinary applications Online networks Corporate networks Lobbying networks Deviant networks Measuring devices Key Methodologies Software applications. The result is a peerless resource for teachers and students which offers a critical survey of the origins, basic issues and major debates. The Handbook provides a one-stop guide that will be used by readers for decades to come.

The Inner Circle

The Inner Circle Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Michael Useem
Editor: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780195364927
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Driven by declining profits and government regulation, a new form of class-wide business leadership has emerged: a transcorporate network that is giving a new coherence and power to business in both America and Britain. This book delineates the "inner circle" of top executives who play a leading role in this network, advising the highest levels of government and working to promote a political environment favorable to all business.

The Structuring of Work in Organizations

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This volume is the product of an interdisciplinary gathering of scholars convened with generous support of the Canadian Social Science and Humanities Research Council. It presents new theoretical and empirical papers that examine aspects of the changing nature of jobs and work in organizations from multiple perspectives and methodologies.

The US Senate and the Commonwealth

The US Senate and the Commonwealth Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Mitch McConnell,Roy E. BrownellII
Editor: University Press of Kentucky
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Kentucky has long punched above its weight in the US Senate, as some of the nation's most distinguished senators have hailed from the Commonwealth. Despite its relatively small population for much of American history, Kentucky has produced a record two Senate majority leaders, a record three Senate majority whips, and one of the country's greatest lawmakers, Henry Clay. These Kentuckians played an important role in the evolution of leadership institutions in the Senate. Official positions such as Senate majority leader and majority whip are nowhere to be found in the Constitution or early American history, yet today these offices have essentially eclipsed the constitutionally created legislative leadership positions of vice president and president pro tempore. While Kentucky senators have played a vital role in leading the Senate and in its institutional history, no book has told the story in its entirety. The US Senate and the Commonwealth is the first book of its kind to provide a detailed, yet accessible, discussion of the US Senate's leadership throughout its 225-year history. Senator Mitch McConnell and Roy E. Brownell II weave together the history of the Senate with lively portraits of prominent Kentucky senators as well as firsthand reflections about legislative leadership by a Senate majority leader. The authors illuminate and humanize this discussion by exploring the colorful and vivid lives of fifteen Kentucky lawmakers, including Henry Clay, Alben Barkley, and John Sherman Cooper. This compelling and fascinating study is an essential resource.


A TRIBUTE TO THE SADR MARTYRS Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Yasin T. al-Jibouri
Editor: AuthorHouse
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This book contains information which may be available for the first time in English. It discusses three prominent individuals who were executed by the dictatorial government of Saddam Hussein due to their dissent and despite their prominent status as scholars, theologians, thinkers and philosophers who deserve a prominent place in the annals of history. The world is yet to grant them the recognition they deserve, and this book is a humble attempt to introduce them to the conscience of the world. The most prominent among them is Muhammed-Baqir al-Sadr who is famous worldwide for two of his scholarly works: Iqtisaduna (Our Economics) and Falsafatuna (Our Philosophy). He invented a theory about an interest-free banking system which has been hailed as a rebuttal to the capitalist, socialist and Marxist theories of how the financial system of a nation ought to be. His sister, known as “Bint al-Huda,” was a storywriter, social organizer and poetess who used her pen to fight the immoralities of the regime of the “Butcher of Baghdad”. Muhammed Muhammed-Sadiq al-Sadr is the most senior of the three, yet this did not prevent the regime from executing him due to the large following he had, his popularity and outspoken criticism of the oppressive policies of the regime, a man who will always be remembered for his scholarship, dynamic personality and courage.

Conducting Personal Network Research

Conducting Personal Network Research Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Christopher McCarty,Miranda J. Lubbers,Raffaele Vacca,José Luis Molina
Editor: Guilford Publications
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Conducting Personal Network Research by Christopher McCarty,Miranda J. Lubbers,Raffaele Vacca,José Luis Molina Summary

Written at an introductory level, and featuring engaging case examples, this book reviews the theory and practice of personal and egocentric network research. This approach offers powerful tools for capturing the impact of overlapping, changing social relationships and contexts on individuals' attitudes and behavior. The authors provide solid guidance on the formulation of research questions; research design; data collection, including decisions about survey modes and sampling frames; the measurement of network composition and structure, including the use of name generators; and statistical modeling, from basic regression techniques to more advanced multilevel and dynamic models. Ethical issues in personal network research are addressed. User-friendly features include boxes on major published studies, end-of-chapter suggestions for further reading, and an appendix describing the main software programs used in the field.

Principles of Economic Sociology

Principles of Economic Sociology Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Richard Swedberg
Editor: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 1400829372
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The last fifteen years have witnessed an explosion in the popularity, creativity, and productiveness of economic sociology, an approach that traces its roots back to Max Weber. This important new text offers a comprehensive and up-to-date overview of economic sociology. It also advances the field theoretically by highlighting, in one analysis, the crucial economic roles of both interests and social relations. Richard Swedberg describes the field's critical insights into economic life, giving particular attention to the effects of culture on economic phenomena and the ways that economic actions are embedded in social structures. He examines the full range of economic institutions and explicates the relationship of the economy to politics, law, culture, and gender. Swedberg notes that sociologists too often fail to properly emphasize the role that self-interested behavior plays in economic decisions, while economists frequently underestimate the importance of social relations. Thus, he argues that the next major task for economic sociology is to develop a theoretical and empirical understanding of how interests and social relations work in combination to affect economic action. Written by an author whose name is synonymous with economic sociology, this text constitutes a sorely needed advanced synthesis--and a blueprint for the future of this burgeoning field.

Graph Theory

Graph Theory Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Ronald Gould
Editor: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486320367
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An introductory text in graph theory, this treatment covers primary techniques and includes both algorithmic and theoretical problems. Algorithms are presented with a minimum of advanced data structures and programming details. 1988 edition.

Temporal Patterns of Communication in Social Networks

Temporal Patterns of Communication in Social Networks Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Giovanna Miritello
Editor: Springer Science & Business Media
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Temporal Patterns of Communication in Social Networks by Giovanna Miritello Summary

The main interest of this research has been in understanding and characterizing large networks of human interactions as continuously changing objects. In fact, although many real social networks are dynamic networks whose elements and properties continuously change over time, traditional approaches to social network analysis are essentially static, thus neglecting all temporal aspects. Specifically, we have investigated the role that temporal patterns of human interaction play in three main fields of social network analysis and data mining: characterization of time (or attention) allocation in social networks, prediction of link decay/persistence, and information spreading. In order to address this we analyzed large anonymized data sets of phone call communication traces over long periods of time. Access to these observations was granted by Telefonica Research, Spain. The findings that emerge from our research indicate that the observed heterogeneities and correlations of human temporal patterns of interaction significantly affect the traditional view of social networks, shifting from a very steady to a highly complex entity. Since structure and dynamics are tightly coupled, they cannot be disentangled in the analysis and modeling of human behavior, though traditional models seek to do so. Our results impact not only the way in which social network are traditionally characterized, but more importantly also the understanding and modeling phenomena such as group formation, spread of epidemics, and the dissemination of ideas, opinions and information.

A Companion to African Cinema

A Companion to African Cinema Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Kenneth W. Harrow,Carmela Garritano
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119099854
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A Companion to African Cinema by Kenneth W. Harrow,Carmela Garritano Summary

An authoritative guide to African cinema with contributions from a team of experts on the topic A Companion to African Cinema offers an overview of critical approaches to African cinema. With contributions from an international panel of experts, the Companion approaches the topic through the lens of cultural studies, contemporary transformations in the world order, the rise of globalization, film production, distribution, and exhibition. This volume represents a new approach to African cinema criticism that once stressed the sociological and sociopolitical aspects of a film. The text explores a wide range of broad topics including: cinematic economics, video movies, life in cinematic urban Africa, reframing human rights, as well as more targeted topics such as the linguistic domestication of Indian films in the Hausa language and the importance of female African filmmakers and their successes in overcoming limitations caused by gender inequality. The book also highlights a comparative perspective of African videoscapes of Southern Nigeria, Ethiopia, and Côte d’Ivoire and explores the rise of Nairobi-based Female Filmmakers. This important resource: Puts the focus on critical analyses that take into account manifestations of the political changes brought by neocolonialism and the waning of the cold war Explores Examines the urgent questions raised by commercial video about globalization Addresses issues such as funding, the acquisition of adequate production technologies and apparatuses, and the development of adequately trained actors Written for film students and scholars, A Companion to African Cinema offers a look at new critical approaches to African cinema.

A Revolution in Rhyme

A Revolution in Rhyme Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Fatemeh Shams
Editor: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0192602497
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A Revolution in Rhyme: Poetic Co-option under the Islamic Republic offers, for the first time, an original, timely examination of the pivotal role poetry plays in policy, power and political legitimacy in modern-day Iran. Through a compelling chronological and thematic framework, Shams presents fresh insights into the emerging lexicon of coercion and unrest in the modern Persian canon. Analysis of the lives and work of ten key poets traces the evolution of the Islamic Republic, from the 1979 Revolution, through to the Iran-Iraq War, the death of a leader and the rise of internal conflicts. Ancient forms jostle against didactic ideologies, exposing the complex relationship between poetry, patronage and literary production in authoritarian regimes, shedding light on a crucial area of discourse that has been hitherto overlooked.

One Of Them

One Of Them Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Charles Lever
Editor: Litres
ISBN: 5040853238
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Putin's Russia: Really Back?

Putin's Russia: Really Back? Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Aldo Ferrari
Editor: Ledizioni
ISBN: 8867054821
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Putin's Russia: Really Back? by Aldo Ferrari Summary

Attempts by Washington and Brussels to push Russia to the fringes of global politics because of the Ukrainian crisis seem to have failed. Thanks to its important role in mediating the Iranian nuclear agreement, and to its unexpected military intervention in Syria, Moscow proved once again to be a key player in international politics. However, Russia’s recovered assertiveness may represents a challenge to the uncertain leadership of the West. This report aims to gauging Russia’s current role in the light of recent developments on the international stage. The overall Russian foreign policy strategy is examined by taking into account its most important issues: Ukraine and the relationship with the West; the Middle East (intervention in Syria, and ongoing relations with Turkey, Iran and Saudi Arabia); the development of the Eurasian Economic Union; the Russian pivot towards Asia, and China in particular. The volume also analyzes if and to what extent Moscow can fulfill its ambitions in a context of falling oil prices and international sanctions.

Wild Wolf: Black Mesa Wolves 4 (Wolf Shifter Romance Series)

Wild Wolf: Black Mesa Wolves 4 (Wolf Shifter Romance Series) Pdf/ePub eBook Author: J.K. Harper
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Wild Wolf: Black Mesa Wolves 4 (Wolf Shifter Romance Series) by J.K. Harper Summary

Book 4 in the Black Mesa Wolves series by USA Today bestselling author J.K. Harper "The romance was steamy, the action was exciting, and did I mention the sex was incredible?" Tate Bardou is a successful horse whisperer living the cowboy dream. He's also a sweet heartbreaker with a panty-melting smile. As a dedicated Black Mesa Wolf Pack Guardian, his days have meaning and purpose. Yet despite his content life, something essential is missing from his soul. And damned if he can figure out what it is--until he meets stunning, half-wild Claire and everything falls into place. Wild wolf Claire lives by her sharply honed instincts, leading a fiercely guarded solitary existence. Growing up without a pack, she was raised to believe they are far too controlling. An independent wolf leads a lonely and precarious life. But when she meets Tate, he captures her untamed heart. Tate, however, is undeniably bound to his Pack--and Claire will never surrender her freedom. But when a dangerous wolf from Claire's past returns, Tate and his bewitching wild wolf must find common ground, and fast. Otherwise, they risk losing everything--unless he can prove to her that the battle for a mate's love is always worth the cost. To the reader: This story is filled with hawt times, sexy romance, and the secret world of wolf shifters. If you love shifters, small towns, and the power of wild love to always triumph in the end, this book is for you. Black Mesa Wolves Guardian Wolf Alpha Wolf Hunting Wolf Wild Wolf Solstice Wolf Christmas Wolf New Year Wolf Protector Wolf Fire Wolf Rogue Wolf (coming soon) Fans of the following books and series are known to enjoy this scorching hot wolf shifter paranormal romance with sizzling sex scenes, alpha male hero, plenty of action & adventure, and true love between werewolf fated mates: a kingdom of exiles academy of magic dragon's gift accidentally in love alpha heist alpha mated alpha resolution attack by magic dragon's gift awakening dragon born in fire burning tower call of the dragon choose love crime of magic dragon's gift crimes against magic dark lover dark stranger the dream desired by the wolf dragon warrior falling for a wolf first bite garden of the wolf golden age greyriver shifters halfway to the grave hotbloods Kate Daniels’ Magic Series luna proxy master of magic dragon's gift moon lovers natural mage natural witch obsidian son protected mate raised in fire shadow keeper shadow kissed twisted fate undercover magic dragon's gift wild hunger wolf lake wolf’s secret baby Keywords related to this scorching hot, romantic wolf shifter series: 21st Century, Action Adventure, Adventure Books, Alpha Hero, Alpha Male, Animals & Nature, Best Selling Shifter Series, Bestselling Series, Black Mesa Wolves, Book, Contemporary, Current, ebook, Epic Fantasy, Essential Reads, Fantasy Books, Fantasy Romance Books, Fantasy Romance, Fantasy Stories, Fantasy, Fated Mates, Feisty Heroine, Happy Ever After, HEA, Heroine, Hot Romance, Hot Sexy Read, J.K. Harper Books, J.K. Harper, Love Story, Magical Adventures, Millionaire, Mythology and Folklore, New Adult Romance, New Adult, Paranormal Fantasy Books, Paranormal Romance Books, Paranormal Romance Series, Paranormal Romance, Paranormal, Popular Series, Quick read, Racy Romance, Rich, Romance Books, Romance eBook, Romance Novel, Romance Series, Romantic Suspense, Seduction, Sensual, Series, Sexy, Shapeshifter Romance With Sex, Shifter Romance, Shifter Series, Short Reads, Small Town Romance, Story, Supernatural and Occult, Supernatural, Suspense, Suspenseful Read, Thriller, Top Rated Books, Top Rated Fantasy Collection With Shapeshifters, Top Romance Reads, USA Today Bestselling Author, Wealthy, Werewolf, Werewolves and Shifters, Wolf Romance, Wolf Shifter Romance, Wolves, Women's Fiction


Liberators Pdf/ePub eBook Author: James Wesley, Rawles
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The New York Times bestselling author of Patriots and How to Survive the End of the World as We Know It returns with another riveting postapocalyptic tale New York Times bestselling author James Wesley, Rawles has won a large readership among the growing ranks of survivalists and preppers with novels that combine fast-paced adventure with useful how-to information. Set against a backdrop of global socioeconomic collapse, Liberators features Afghanistan War vet Ray McGregor and Phil Adams, a Defense Intelligence Agency officer. When the United States is engulfed by chaos, a tyrannical army of occupation ruthlessly restores order. Operating out of a sparsely populated town in remote western Canada, the two men fight the occupiers to ensure not only their own survival, but also the future of North America.

Organizations and Organizing

Organizations and Organizing Pdf/ePub eBook Author: W Richard Scott,Gerald F. Davis
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1317345924
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This broad, balanced introduction to organizational studies enables the reader to compare and contrast different approaches to the study of organizations. This book is a valuable tool for the reader, as we are all intertwined with organizations in one form or another. Numerous other disciplines besides sociology are addressed in this book, including economics, political science, strategy and management theory. Topic areas discussed in this book are the importance of organizations; defining organizations; organizations as rational, natural, and open systems; environments, strategies, and structures of organizations; and organizations and society. For those employed in fields where knowledge of organizational theory is necessary, including sociology, anthropology, cognitive psychology, industrial engineering, managers in corporations and international business, and business strategists.

Applications of Mathematics in Models, Artificial Neural Networks and Arts

Applications of Mathematics in Models, Artificial Neural Networks and Arts Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Vittorio Capecchi,Massimo Buscema,Pierluigi Contucci,Bruno D'Amore
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Applications of Mathematics in Models, Artificial Neural Networks and Arts by Vittorio Capecchi,Massimo Buscema,Pierluigi Contucci,Bruno D'Amore Summary

The book shows a very original organization addressing in a non traditional way, but with a systematic approach, to who has an interest in using mathematics in the social sciences. The book is divided in four parts: (a) a historical part, written by Vittorio Capecchi which helps us understand the changes in the relationship between mathematics and sociology by analyzing the mathematical models of Paul F. Lazarsfeld, the model of simulation and artificial societies, models of artificial neural network and considering all the changes in scientific paradigms considered; (b) a part coordinated by Pier Luigi Contucci on mathematical models that consider the relationship between the mathematical models that come from physics and linguistics to arrive at the study of society and those which are born within sociology and economics; (c) a part coordinated by Massimo Buscema analyzing models of artificial neural networks; (d) a part coordinated by Bruno D’Amore which considers the relationship between mathematics and art. The title of the book "Mathematics and Society" was chosen because the mathematical applications exposed in the book allow you to address two major issues: (a) the general theme of technological innovation and quality of life (among the essays are on display mathematical applications to the problems of combating pollution and crime, applications to mathematical problems of immigration, mathematical applications to the problems of medical diagnosis, etc.) (b) the general theme of technical innovation and creativity, for example the art and mathematics section which connects to the theme of creative cities. The book is very original because it is not addressed only to those who are passionate about mathematical applications in social science but also to those who, in different societies, are: (a) involved in technological innovation to improve the quality of life; (b) involved in the wider distribution of technological innovation in different areas of creativity (as in the project "Creative Cities Network" of UNESCO).

To Live Is to Resist

To Live Is to Resist Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Jean-Yves Frétigné
Editor: University of Chicago Press
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This in-depth biography of Italian intellectual Antonio Gramsci casts new light on his life and writing, emphasizing his unflagging spirit, even in the many years he spent in prison. One of the most influential political thinkers of the twentieth century, Antonio Gramsci (1891–1937) has left an indelible mark on philosophy and critical theory. His innovative work on history, society, power, and the state has influenced several generations of readers and political activists, and even shaped important developments in postcolonial thought. But Gramsci’s thinking is scattered across the thousands of notebook pages he wrote while he was imprisoned by Italy’s fascist government from 1926 until shortly before his death. To guide readers through Gramsci’s life and works, historian Jean-Yves Frétigné offers To Live Is to Resist, an accessible, compelling, and deeply researched portrait of an extraordinary figure. Throughout the book, Frétigné emphasizes Gramsci’s quiet heroism and his unwavering commitment to political practice and resistance. Most powerfully, he shows how Gramsci never surrendered, even in conditions that stripped him of all power—except, of course, the power to think.

Prison Education and Desistance

Prison Education and Desistance Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Geraldine Cleere
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ISBN: 1000332764
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This book explores prisoners’ experiences of prison education and investigates whether participation in prison education contributes to an offender’s ability to desist from crime and increases social capital levels. While the link between prison education and reduced rates of recidivism is well established through research, far less is known about the relationship between prison education and desistance. The book demonstrates how prisoners experience many benefits from participating in prison education, including increased confidence, self-control and agency, along with various other cognitive changes. In addition, the book examines prisoners’ accounts that provide evidence of strong connections between prison education and the formation of pro-social bonds which have been shown to play a role in the desistance process. It also highlights the links between prison education and social capital, and the existence of a form of prison-based social capital arising from the prison culture. Written in a clear and direct style, this book will appeal to those engaged in criminology, sociology, penology, desistance, rehabilitation, the sociology of education and all those interested in learning more about the positive impact of prison education on prisoners.

The Last African Amerik.K.K.An Slave

The Last African Amerik.K.K.An Slave Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Bryant G. Parrish
Editor: iUniverse
ISBN: 9781469773643
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From the time of his birth in California in 1972 to the present, author Bryant G. Parrish has experienced an eventful and colorful life. In this memoir, he narrates the many details of an existence marked by racial prejudice and discrimination. In The Last African Slave, Parrish shares events from his childhood when he was the only black child in his California neighborhood, coming of age in his sexuality, being charged with his first felony at age fourteen, earning money both legally and illegally, and spending time in prison. But more than a recollection of the highlights of his life, The Last African Slave addresses how Parrish believes the Ku Klux Klan, to this day, keeps a stronghold over the country by carrying out white power propaganda through the American judicial system. Parrish contends that everyone in that system from the court appointed public defenders to the judges to the Department of Correctionscarries out an agenda against people of color, and he offers his firsthand experiences as examples.

Harlequin Love Inspired Suspense September 2020 - Box Set 2 of 2

Harlequin Love Inspired Suspense September 2020 - Box Set 2 of 2 Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Elizabeth Goddard,Karen Kirst,Stephanie M. Gammon
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Harlequin Love Inspired Suspense September 2020 - Box Set 2 of 2 by Elizabeth Goddard,Karen Kirst,Stephanie M. Gammon Summary

Love Inspired Suspense brings you three new titles at a great value, available now! Enjoy these suspenseful romances of danger and faith. This box set includes: COVERT COVER-UP (A Mount Shasta Secrets novel) By Elizabeth Goddard Private investigator Katelyn Bradley doesn’t expect to find anything amiss when she checks on a neighbor after a lurker is spotted near his house—until she foils a burglary. Now she and single father Beck Goodwin are in someone’s crosshairs…and discovering what the intruder was after is the only way to survive. FORGOTTEN SECRETS By Karen Kirst Left with amnesia after he was attacked and the woman with him abducted, Gray Michaelson has no clue why he’s in North Carolina. But working with US marine sergeant Cat Baker, who witnessed the abduction, he plans to find the truth…especially since the kidnappers have switched their focus to Cat. TREACHEROUS MOUNTAIN INVESTIGATION By Stephanie M. Gammon Years ago, Elizabeth Hart took down a human trafficking ring with a single blog post—and now someone’s looking for revenge. But her ex-fiancé, Officer Riggen Price, won’t let anyone hurt her…or the son he never knew he had. Can they face down her past for a second chance at a future together? For more stories filled with danger and romance, look for Love Inspired Suspense September 2020 Box Set—1 of 2

Mountain Standoff

Mountain Standoff Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Victoria Austin,Terri Reed
Editor: Harlequin
ISBN: 0369700791
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Nowhere to run. Nowhere to hide. Rocky Mountain Showdown by Victoria Austin Trapped between a raging forest fire and an army of gunmen, Laura Donovan and her daughter must rely on her knowledge of the mountain to get to safety. But without park ranger Seth Callahan’s help, they might not make it. And though trust comes hard for Laura, she has no doubt the wounded warrior will sacrifice everything to keep them alive. Buried Mountain Secrets by Terri Reed Desperate to find her missing teenage brother, Maya Gallo ventures into the Colorado Rockies expecting rough terrain—not deadly treasure hunters. But when she’s caught in their crosshairs, ruggedly handsome mounted patrolman Alex Trevino comes to her aid. The deputy sheriff knows what these bandits are capable of, so getting Maya—and her brother—home safely may be his hardest mission yet.


Menials Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Kristina Booker
Editor: Bucknell University Press
ISBN: 1611488648
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Menials explores major changes in eighteenth- and nineteenth-century British culture and society by examining how writers used representations of domestic servants to characterize and observe those changes. This book contextualizes fiction with economic theory and conduct texts, periodicals, and estate papers to demonstrate how “the servant problem” enabled Britons to work through a larger crisis in the representation of social and national subjectivity.

Treacherous Mountain Investigation

Treacherous Mountain Investigation Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Stephanie M. Gammon
Editor: Harlequin
ISBN: 1488061386
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A journalist’s job could get her killed… Years ago, Elizabeth Hart took down a human trafficking ring in the Rocky Mountains with a single blog post—and now someone wants revenge. But her ex-fiancé, Officer Riggen Price, won’t let anyone hurt her or his newly discovered son. With the threats only escalating, can Liz trust the man who broke her heart…and live to give their family a second chance?

Everglades Escape

Everglades Escape Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Kathleen Tailer
Editor: Harlequin
ISBN: 1488061378
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Pursued by a drug ring, she depends on a stranger to survive. US marshal Whitney Johnson’s peaceful vacation explodes when drug dealers interrupt her wildlife tour and she overhears information that could destroy their operation. After a daring escape, she washes up on a remote island. Reclusive scientist Theo Roberts didn’t expect danger on his doorstep, but he’ll help Whitney face it. With killers edging closer, will a route through the Everglades lead to safety—or end their lives?

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