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The Upper Guinea Coast in Global Perspective (Integration and Conflict Studies Book 12)

by Jacqueline Knörr and Christoph Kohl

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Genre: History, Africa, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences
Size: 338 pages
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Precarious Claims: The Promise and Failure of Workplace Protections in the United States

by Shannon Gleeson

A free ebook version of this title is available through Luminos, University of California Press’s Open Access publishing program for monographs. Visit www.luminosoa.org to learn more.Precarious Claims tells the human story behind the bureaucratic process of fighting for justice in the U.S. workplace. The global economy has fueled vast concentrations of wealth that have driven a demand for cheap and flexible labor. Workplace violations such as wage theft, unsafe work environments, and discrimination are widespread in low-wage industries such as retail, restaurants, hospitality, and domestic work, where jobs are often held by immigrants and other vulnerable workers. How and why do these workers, despite enormous barriers, come forward to seek justice, and what happens once they do? Bas...

Genre: Business & Finance, Economics, Nonfiction, Professional & Technical, Law, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Labour & Industrial Relations
Size: 190 pages
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Imperial Technology and 'Native' Agency: A Social History of Railways in Colonial India, 1850-1920 (Empires and the Making of the Modern World, 1650-2000)

by Aparajita Mukhopadhyay

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Genre: History, Asia, Europe, UK, Nonfiction, Professional & Technical, Transportation, Politics & Social Sciences
Size: 254 pages
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GIS in Sustainable Urban Planning and Management (Open Access): A Global Perspective

by Martin van Maarseveen

GIS is used today to better understand and solve urban problems. This book explores and illustrates the use of geo-information in the planning and management of urban regions. The first part of the book addresses the concept of sustainable urban development, its different frameworks, the many ways of measuring sustainability, and its value in the urban policy arena. The second part discusses how urban planning can shape our cities, examines various spatial configurations of cities, the spread of activities, and the demands placed on different functions to achieve strategic objective. It further focuses on the recognition that urban dwellers are increasingly under threat from natural hazards and climate change.FeaturesShowcases the importance of GIS in better understanding current urban cha...

Genre: Nonfiction, Professional & Technical, Technology & Engineering, Politics & Social Sciences, Urban Planning & Development, Science & Maths, Environment
Size: 364 pages
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Rating: 5.00 / 5
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Christianity, Islam, and Orisa-Religion: Three Traditions in Comparison and Interaction (The Anthropology of Christianity Book 18)

by J.D.Y. Peel

A free ebook version of this title is available through Luminos, University of California Press’s open access publishing program for monographs. Visit www.luminosoa.org to learn more. The Yoruba of southwestern Nigeria are exceptional for the copresence among them of three religious traditions: Islam, Christianity, and the indigenous orisa religion. In this comparative study, at once historical and anthropological, Peel explores the intertwined character of the three religions and the dense imbrication of religion in all aspects of Yoruba history up to the present. For over 400 years, the Yoruba have straddled two geocultural spheres: one reaching north over the Sahara to the world of Islam, the other linking them to the Euro-American world via the Atlantic. These two external spheres we...

Genre: History, Africa, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Religion & Spirituality, Religious Studies
Size: 312 pages
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His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama: A Reader's Guide

by Shambhala

This is a short guide to the works of His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama, offering most especially a quick glimpse of His Holiness's books published in English by Shambhala Publications (including Snow Lion). It includes information on books both for practicing Buddhists and for general readers....

Genre: Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Philosophy, Religion & Spirituality, Buddhism
Size: Unknown
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The Sources of Spring Water in the World: A Dialogue between Sir John G. Bennet and Scholar M. Amin Sheikho

by Mohammad Amin Sheikho and A. K. John Alias Al-Dayrani

What is the spirit? where is the center of its existence? and what is its function? What is the soul? where is the center of its existence? and what is its function? What is the thought? where does it exist? and what is its function? What is the mind? where is its center? and what is its function? what is its relation with? and what are the relations of the above-mentioned items to each other?. Researches about the sources of spring water in the world...

Genre: Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Philosophy
Size: 110 pages
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A Philosophical Examination of Social Justice and Child Poverty

by G. Schweiger and G. Graf

This book is open access under a CCBY license.   Child poverty is one of the biggest challenges of today, harming millions of children. In this book, it is investigated from a philosophical social justice perspective, primarily in the context of modern welfare states. Based on both normative theory (particularly the capability approach) and empirical evidence, the authors identify the injustices of child poverty, showing how it negatively affects the well-being of children as well as their whole life course. But child poverty is not 'given by nature'. It is avoidable and there is certainly the moral duty to alleviate it. Therefore, Graf and Schweiger develop a normative theory of responsibilities, which clarifies the moral role of different agents in the poor child's environment – the f...

Genre: Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Philosophy, Social Sciences, Poverty
Size: 204 pages
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The Coming War In Europe: Essays On Europe's Impending Destabilization And Internal Confrontation With Islam

by Julian Langness

The Coming War In Europe: Essays On Europe's Impending Destabilization And Internal Confrontation With Islam is a collection of articles and essays published by Julian Langness from 2015-2017. These essays detail and analyze the situation in Europe vis a vis:Mass-Muslim immigration and the 'migrant crisis' The philosophy of progressive-elite driven cultural-suicide that is behind the tragic developments in EuropeThe startlingly quick pace of Islamization overtaking countries like the UK, Sweden, France, and Germany.What the future in Europe foretellsWho is fighting back and howWhat can further be done by those who wish to save Western Europe and her peoplesThe collection contains articles originally published by Counter-Currents, TraditionalRight, Western Spring, and the ...

Genre: Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences
Size: 153 pages
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Grassroots Politics and Oil Culture in Venezuela: The Revolutionary Petro-State

by Iselin Åsedotter Strønen

This book is published open access under a CC BY 4.0 license.This book presents an ethnographic study of how grassroots activism in Venezuela during the Chávez presidency can be understood in relation to the country's history as a petro-state. Taking the contested relationship between the popular sectors and the Venezuelan state as a point of departure, Iselin Åsedotter Strønen explores how notions such as class, race, state, bureaucracy, popular politics, capitalism, neoliberalism, consumption, oil wealth, and corruption gained salience in the Bolivarian process. A central argument is that the Bolivarian process was an attempt to challenge the practices, ideas, and values inherited from Venezuela's historical development as an oil-producing state. Drawing on rich ethnographic material ...

Genre: Business & Finance, Finance, Industries & Professions, History, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Political History & Theory
Size: 357 pages
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Care in Healthcare: Reflections on Theory and Practice

by Franziska Krause and Joachim Boldt

This book is open access under a CC BY 4.0 license.This book examines the concept of care and care practices in healthcare from the interdisciplinary perspectives of continental philosophy, care ethics, the social sciences, and anthropology. Areas addressed include dementia care, midwifery, diabetes care, psychiatry, and reproductive medicine. Special attention is paid to ambivalences and tensions within both the concept of care and care practices. Contributions in the first section of the book explore phenomenological and hermeneutic approaches to care and reveal historical precursors to care ethics. Empirical case studies and reflections on care in institutionalised and standardised settings form the second section of the book. The concluding chapter, jointly written by many of the contr...

Genre: Professional & Technical, Medicine, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Philosophy, Social Sciences, Science & Maths
Size: 298 pages
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MYANMAR: REINTEGRATING INTO THE INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY

by Chenyang Li and Chaw Chaw Sein

Located at the junction of East Asia, South Asia and Southeast Asia, Myanmar is one of the most important countries in the world's geopolitical landscape. Its ongoing political and economic reforms arouse growing concern from the international community, especially great powers like the US, Japan, India and China. Will the demostic reform bring Myanmar back to the international community? How and to which extent does the demostic reform change Myanmar's relations with other countries?This book is based on papers presented at an international conference on Myanmar held at the Institute of Myanmar Studies in Yunnan University, China in 2014. Based on their long-term observation and studies, experts from China, Laos, Myanmar, Germany, Singapore and the US share their opinions on Myanmar's do...

Genre: Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, International
Size: 423 pages
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The Restless Compendium: Interdisciplinary Investigations of Rest and Its Opposites

by Felicity Callard

This book is open access under a CC BY license.This interdisciplinary book contains 22 essays and interventions on rest and restlessness, silence and noise, relaxation and work. It draws together approaches from artists, literary scholars, psychologists, activists, historians, geographers and sociologists who challenge assumptions about how rest operates across mind, bodies, and practices. Rest’s presence or absence affects everyone. Nevertheless, defining rest is problematic: both its meaning and what it feels like are affected by many socio-political, economic and cultural factors. The authors open up unexplored corners and experimental pathways into this complex topic, with contributions ranging from investigations of daydreaming and mindwandering, through histories of therapeutic rel...

Genre: Nonfiction, Self-Help & Counselling, Psychology, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Religion & Spirituality, Religious Studies, Sport, Miscellaneous
Size: 205 pages
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Intimate Japan: Ethnographies of Closeness and Conflict

by Allison Alexy

How do couples build intimacy in an era that valorizes independence and self-responsibility? How can a man be a good husband when full-time jobs are scarce? How can unmarried women find fulfillment and recognition outside of normative relationships? How can a person express their sexuality when there is no terminology that feels right? In contemporary Japan, broad social transformations are reflected and refracted in changing intimate relationships. As the Japanese population ages, the low birth rate shrinks the population, and decades of recession radically restructure labor markets, Japanese intimate relationships, norms, and ideals are concurrently shifting.This volume explores a broad range of intimate practices in Japan in the first decades of the 2000s to trace how social change is b...

Genre: Parenting & Families, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences
Size: 284 pages
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Modernizing Composition: Sinhala Song, Poetry, and Politics in Twentieth-Century Sri Lanka (South Asia Across the Disciplines)

by Garrett Field

A free ebook version of this title is available through Luminos, University of California Press’s Open Access publishing program. Visit www.luminosoa.org to learn more.   The study of South Asian music falls under the purview of ethnomusicology, whereas that of South Asian literature falls under South Asian studies. As a consequence of this academic separation, scholars rarely take notice of connections between South Asian song and poetry. Modernizing Composition overcomes this disciplinary fragmentation by examining the history of Sinhala-language song and poetry in twentieth-century Sri Lanka. Garrett Field describes how songwriters and poets modernized song and poetry in response to colonial and postcolonial formations. The story of this modernization is significant in that it shi...

Genre: Arts & Photography, Music, Fiction, History, Asia, Nonfiction, Literary Criticism & Theory, Politics & Social Sciences, Political History & Theory
Size: 171 pages
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Infinity I

by Agni Yoga Society

Infinity I is the fifth book from the Agni Yoga Series which is composed of fourteen books. In them is found a synthesis of ancient Eastern beliefs and modern Western thought and a bridge between the spiritual and the scientific. Unlike previous yogas, Agni Yoga is a path not of physical disciplines, meditation, or asceticism—but of practice in daily life. It is the yoga of fiery energy, of consciousness, of responsible, directed thought. It teaches that the evolution of the planetary consciousness is a pressing necessity and that, through individual striving, it is an attainable aspiration for mankind. It affirms the existence of the Hierarchy of Light and the center of the Heart as the link with the Hierarchy and with the far-off worlds. Though not systematized in an ordinary sense, Ag...

Genre: Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Philosophy, Religion & Spirituality, Other Eastern Religions
Size: 185 pages
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Rating: 2.20 / 5
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Body Language. What their Body is Saying But their Mouths are not Telling You. Free Guide.: The ultimate free guide to Speed Reading Body Language Easily

by Thomas Trautmann

Your body language, or the way you use different parts of your bodies when you are in public, in a relationship, is a very important indicator of your mental state. Several experts have noted how you can read people’s minds just by looking at their bodies. This is known as body language reading. What men often refer as the women’s sixth sense is in fact the female brain’s over-developed ability to read body language.Learning the basic skills to read your partner's body language is going to help you save your couple, improve your relationships, and even date with more success!From the hands to the eyes, learn how to read what other people subconsciously think and become the master of persuasion....

Genre: Nonfiction, Education & Reference, Education, Parenting & Families, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Self-Help & Counselling, Health & Fitness, Exercise & Fitness
Size: 47 pages
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Voices of Labor: Creativity, Craft, and Conflict in Global Hollywood

by Michael Curtin

Motion pictures are made, not mass produced, requiring a remarkable collection of skills, self-discipline, and sociality—all of which are sources of enormous pride among Hollywood’s craft and creative workers. The interviews collected here showcase the ingenuity, enthusiasm, and aesthetic pleasures that attract people to careers in the film and television industries. They also reflect critically on changes in the workplace brought about by corporate conglomeration and globalization. Rather than offer publicity-friendly anecdotes by marquee celebrities, Voices of Labor presents off-screen observations about the everyday realities of Global Hollywood. Ranging across job categories—from showrunner to make-up artist to location manager—this collection features voices of labor from Los ...

Genre: Arts & Photography, Film & Video, Business & Finance, Economics, Nonfiction, Professional & Technical, Technology & Engineering, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Labour & Industrial Relations
Size: 270 pages
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Young Entrepreneurs in Sub-Saharan Africa (Routledge Spaces of Childhood and Youth Series)

by Katherine V. Gough

Young people in sub-Saharan Africa are growing up in rapidly changing social and economic environments which produce high levels of un- and underemployment. Job creation through entrepreneurship is currently being promoted by international organizations, governments and NGOs as a key solution, despite there being a dearth of knowledge about youth entrepreneurship in an African context.This book makes an important contribution by exploring the nature of youth entrepreneurship in Ghana, Uganda and Zambia. It provides new insights into conceptual and methodological discussions of youth entrepreneurship as well as presenting original empirical data. Drawing on quantitative and qualitative research, conducted under the auspices of a collaborative, interdisciplinary and comparative research proj...

Genre: Business & Finance, Small Business & Entrepreneurship, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Science & Maths, Earth Sciences, Teen & Young Adult
Size: 292 pages
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A Publishing Program 2017-2018

by Luca P. Marescotti

The publishing program brings together new manuscripts (Teaching Land Use Planning as a Science, Landscapes, The Planner and the Small Planet) with the revision of two books published in 2004, “Città Tecnologie Ambiente (Cities Technologies Environment)” and in 2008, “Urbanistica. Fondamenti e Teoria (Land Use Planning. Fundamentals and Theory)” in a new logical sequence, starting from setting out the issue to formulating a scientific theory for a new decisional support to land use.All the texts are in Italian at present.With the dissemination of this program, I wish to ascertain the reader’s interest in studying the topics under discussion and in contributing to future revisions and translations.luca.marescotti@polimi.it...

Genre: Arts & Photography, Architecture, Nonfiction, Professional & Technical, Technology & Engineering, Politics & Social Sciences, Urban Planning & Development, Science & Maths, Biological Sciences
Size: 23 pages
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The Public Mapping Project: How Public Participation Can Revolutionize Redistricting (Brown Democracy Medal)

by Michael P. McDonald and Micah Altman

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Genre: Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Government, Social Sciences, Ideologies
Size: 120 pages
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Rating: 3.80 / 5
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In the Skin of a Jihadist: Free Sampler: Inside Islamic State’s Recruitment Networks

by Anna Erelle

FREE SAMPLER FROM THE INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLERWhen Anna Erelle, a young journalist, goes undercover online to discover how today’s most ruthless terrorists use social media to recruit disaffected young women like the girls from Bethnal Green, her investigation spins into a harrowing nightmare.In this extract, Erelle creates ‘Mélodie’ – a twenty-year-old convert to Islam on Facebook – who is immediately Skyped by a man named Bilel, in Syria. Bilel is the French right-hand man of the most dangerous militant in the world, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the Caliph of Islamic State. He offers Mélodie a way to fill the boredom in her young life: he cares about her, offers beautiful things, spiritual purpose and, in less an idyllic life. Bilel’s seduction is honey-tongued and forceful – an...

Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Memoirs, Specific Groups, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Freedom & Security, Ideologies, Terrorism, Religion & Spirituality
Size: 240 pages
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The Crisis for Young People: Generational Inequalities in Education, Work, Housing and Welfare

by Andy Green

This book is open access under a CC BY 4.0 license.This book provides an original and challenging analysis of one of the most pressing social issues of our times: intergenerational inequality. Based on recent mixed-method research, it explores the extent and scope of generational divides through an up-to-date analysis of the changing opportunities for young people in Britain across different life domains. A central question addressed is whether current changes are best understood as growing inequalities within and across age groups, or whether we face a genuine intergenerational decline over the life course of this and future generations of youth. Andy Green’s controversial manifesto for intergenerational equity includes replacing higher education fees with a tax on graduates of all ages...

Genre: Business & Finance, Reference, Nonfiction, Education & Reference, Education, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences
Size: 161 pages
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Rating: 5.00 / 5
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Africa's Lions: Growth Traps and Opportunities for Six African Economies

by Haroon Bhorat

Examining the economic forces that will shape Africa's future.Africa’s Lions examines the economic growth experiences of six fast growing and/or economically dominant African countries. Expert African researchers offer unique perspectives into the challenges and issues in Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Mozambique, Nigeria, and South Africa.Despite a growing body of research on African economies, very little has focused on the relationship between economic growth and employment outcomes at the detailed country level. A lack of empirical data has deprived policymakers of a robust evidence base on which to make informed decisions. By harnessing country-level household, firm, and national accounts data together with existing analytical country research—the authors have attempted to bridge this gap...

Genre: Business & Finance, Biographies & Primers, Economics, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Globalisation, International
Size: 285 pages
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Rating: 5.00 / 5
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Against Meritocracy (Open Access): Culture, power and myths of mobility

by Jo Littler

Meritocracy today involves the idea that whatever your social position at birth, society ought to offer enough opportunity and mobility for ‘talent’ to combine with ‘effort’ in order to ‘rise to the top’. This idea is one of the most prevalent social and cultural tropes of our time, as palpable in the speeches of politicians as in popular culture. In this book Jo Littler argues that meritocracy is the key cultural means of legitimation for contemporary neoliberal culture – and that whilst it promises opportunity, it in fact creates new forms of social division.Against Meritocracy is split into two parts. Part I explores the genealogies of meritocracy within social theory, political discourse and working cultures. It traces the dramatic U-turn in meritocracy’s meaning, from ...

Genre: Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences
Size: 250 pages
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Rating: 5.00 / 5
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Protect, Serve, and Deport: The Rise of Policing as Immigration Enforcement

by Amada Armenta

A free ebook version of this title is available through Luminos, the UC Press open access publishing program. Visit www.luminosoa.org to learn more.Protect, Serve, and Deport exposes the on-the-ground workings of local immigration enforcement in Nashville, Tennessee. Between 2007 and 2012, Nashville’s local jail participated in an immigration enforcement program called 287(g), which turned jail employees into immigration officers who identified over ten thousand removable immigrants for deportation. The vast majority of those identified for removal were not serious criminals, but Latino residents arrested by local police for minor violations. Protect, Serve, and Deport explains how local politics, state laws, institutional policies, and police practices work together to deliver immigr...

Genre: History, Americas, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Government, Professional & Technical, Law, Social Sciences, Freedom & Security
Size: 212 pages
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Rating: 4.00 / 5
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SPIDER WOMAN - The Story of Navajo Weavers and Chanters

by Gladys A. Reichard

A STORY OF NAVAJO WEAVERS AND CHANTERSA Navajo Legend goes “Spider Woman instructed the Navajo women how to weave on a loom which Spider Man told them how to make. The crosspoles were made of sky and earth cords, the warp sticks of sun rays, the healds of rock crystal and sheet lightning. The batten was a sun halo, white shell made the comb. There were four spindles; one a stick of zigzag lightning with a whorl of cannel coal; one a stick of flash lightning with a whorl of turquoise; a third had a stick of sheet lightning with a whorl of abalone; a rain streamer formed the stick of the fourth, and its whorl was white shell."For anyone interested in weaving, this free ebook is a must.For anyone interested in weaving native American patterns on a hand loom, this book is an ABSOLUTE MUST!Th...

Genre: Children's eBooks, History, Nonfiction, Children's Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Fiction, Children's Fiction, Religious, Biographies, Geography & Cultures
Size: 320 pages
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What We Now Know About Race and Ethnicity

by Michael Banton†

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Genre: Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences
Size: 178 pages
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US Nation-Building in Afghanistan (Open Access)

by Conor Keane

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Genre: History, Asia, Middle East, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, International
Size: 256 pages
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Human Rights in Business: Removal of Barriers to Access to Justice in the European Union

by Juan José Álvarez Rubio and Katerina Yiannibas

The capacity to abuse, or in general affect the enjoyment of human, labour and environmental rights has risen with the increased social and economic power that multinational companies wield in the global economy. At the same time, it appears that it is difficult to regulate the activities of multinational companies in such a way that they conform to international human, labour and environmental rights standards. This has partially to do with the organization of companies into groups of separate legal persons, incorporated in different states, as well as with the complexity of the corporate supply chain. Absent a business and human rights treaty, a more coherent legal and policy approach is required.Faced with the challenge of how to effectively access the right to remedy in the European Un...

Genre: Business & Finance, Reference, Nonfiction, Professional & Technical, Law, Politics & Social Sciences, Freedom & Security
Size: 162 pages
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