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Endgame: The End of the Debt SuperCycle and How It Changes Everything

Endgame: The End of the Debt SuperCycle and How It Changes Everything

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Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

Publication Date: 08-MAR-2011

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Greece isn't the only country drowning in debt. The Debt Supercycle—when the easily managed, decades-long growth of debt results in a massive sovereign debt and credit crisis—is affecting developed countries around the world, including the United States. For these countries, there are only two options, and neither is good—restructure the debt or reduce it through austerity measures. Endgame details the Debt Supercycle and the sovereign debt crisis, and shows that, while there are no good choices, the worst choice would be to ignore the deleveraging resulting from the credit crisis. The...

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Driving Climate Change

Driving Climate Change

By: Daniel Sperling; James S. Cannon

Publisher: Academic Press

Publication Date: 26-JUL-2010

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Climate change is one of the greatest challenges facing global society. The debate over what to do is confounded by the uncertain relationship between increasing greenhouse gas emissions and climate change, and the impact of those changes on nature and human civilization. This book will provide professionals and students alike with the latest information regarding greenhouse emissions while presenting the most up-to-date techniques for reducing these emissions. It will investigate three broad strategies for reducing greenhouse gas emissions: 1) reducing motorized travel, 2) shifting to...

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Public Debt Dynamics of Europe and the U.S.

Public Debt Dynamics of Europe and the U.S.

By: Dimitris N. Chorafas

Publisher: Elsevier

Publication Date: 23-OCT-2013

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Public Debt Dynamics of Europe and the U.S., provides the evidence and implications of current policies by sovereigns and central banks, in dealing with the debt abyss.  It brings in perspective the diversity of opinion reigning in modern economics and finance and outlines the themes which, among themselves, are defining the society in which we live. Our epoch has accepted the theory that leveraging is good for a person, a company or even a nation. This has led to the debt syndrome and its disastrous aftereffects. Throughout the book evidence emerges that piling up public debt can...

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Unprecedented

Unprecedented

By: Josh Blackman; Randy Barnett

Publisher: PublicAffairs

Publication Date: 10-SEP-2013

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In 2012, the United States Supreme Court became the center of the political world. In a dramatic and unexpected 5-4 decision, Chief Justice John Roberts voted on narrow grounds to save the Affordable Care Act, commonly known as Obamacare. Unprecedented tells the inside story of how the challenge to Obamacare raced across all three branches of government, and narrowly avoided a constitutional collision between the Supreme Court and President Obama. On November 13, 2009, a group of Federalist Society lawyers met in the Mayflower Hotel in Washington, D.C., to devise a legal challenge...

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Nature’s Fortune

Nature’s Fortune

By: Mark Tercek; Jonathan Adams

Publisher: Basic Books

Publication Date: 09-APR-2013

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What is nature worth? The answer to this question—which traditionally has been framed in environmental terms—is revolutionizing the way we do business. In Nature’s Fortune, Mark Tercek, CEO of The Nature Conservancy and former investment banker, and science writer Jonathan Adams argue that nature is not only the foundation of human well-being, but also the smartest commercial investment any business or government can make. The forests, floodplains, and oyster reefs often seen simply as raw materials or as obstacles to be cleared in the name of progress are, in fact as important to our...

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Green Logistics, 2nd Edition

Green Logistics, 2nd Edition

By: Prof Alan McKinnon; Professor Michael Browne; Dr Anthony Whiteing

Publisher: Kogan Page

Publication Date: 03-DEC-2012

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As concern for the environment rises, companies must take more account of the external costs of logistics associated mainly with climate change, air pollution, noise, vibration and accidents. Green Logistics analyses the environmental consequences of logistics and how to deal with them. Written by a leading team of logistics academics, the book examines ways of reducing these externalities and achieving a more sustainable balance between economic, environmental and social objectives. It examines key areas in this important subject including: carbon auditing of supply chains; transferring...

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L'atlas du développement durable et responsable

L'atlas du développement durable et responsable

By: Gilles Pennequin

Publisher: Editions d'Organisation

Publication Date: 07-JUL-2011

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Tout le monde aujourd'hui, du citoyen au responsable politique international, est concerné par le développement durable. Dans cet atlas, près de 100 auteurs, experts dans leur domaine, abordent, dans des contributions de fond, les grands enjeux planétaires, nationaux, régionaux et locaux, ainsi que les problématiques durables des politiques publiques et d'entreprise. Un ouvrage indispensable pour comprendre comment les décisions d'aujourd'hui dessinent la France et le monde de demain. Préface de Nathalie Kosciusko-Morizet et de Yann Arthus-BertrandLes auteurs : Sébastien Abis,...

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Contemporary Theories of Community and Development

Theory, Practice, and Community Development

By: Mark Brennan; Jeffrey Birdger; Theodore R. Alter

Publisher: Routledge

Publication Date: 19-JUN-2013

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For many scholars, the study of community and community development is at a crossroads.  Previously dynamic theories appear not to have kept pace with the major social changes of our day. Given our constantly shifting social reality we need new ideas and research that pushes the boundaries of our extant community theories. Theory, Practice, and Community Development stretches the traditional boundaries and applications of well-established community development theory, and establishes new theoretical approaches rooted in new disciplines and new perspectives on community development. ...

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Tragedy in the Gulf of Mexico

Tragedy in the Gulf

By: George Catalano

Publisher: Morgan & Claypool Publishers

Publication Date: 06-JUN-2010

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The recent tragedy in the Gulf of Mexico and resultant ethical consequences for the engineering profession are introduced and discussed. The need for a new engineering ethic is identified and introduced based upon advancements in science, complex systems and eco-philosophy. Motivations for introducing a new ethic rather than modifying existing ethics are also discussed. Table of Contents: Tragedy in the Gulf / Tragedy Unfolding / Engineering Ethics / Complex Systems / Quantum Mechanics / Evolving Principles of the Universe / A New Engineering Ethic / Epilogue ...

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A Short Introduction to Preferences: Between AI and Social Choice

A Short Introduction to Preferences: Between AI and Social Choice

By: Francesca Rossi; Kristen Brent Venable

Publisher: Morgan & Claypool Publishers

Publication Date: 09-SEP-2011

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Computational social choice is an expanding field that merges classical topics like economics and voting theory with more modern topics like artificial intelligence, multiagent systems, and computational complexity. This book provides a concise introduction to the main research lines in this field, covering aspects such as preference modelling, uncertainty reasoning, social choice, stable matching, and computational aspects of preference aggregation and manipulation. The book is centered around the notion of preference reasoning, both in the single-agent and the multi-agent setting. It...

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International Education and the Next-Generation Workforce

International Education and the Next-Generation Workforce

By: Victor Wang

Publisher: IGI Global

Publication Date: 31-AUG-2013

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Education is the first stage in developing a viable, dynamic, and long-lived global economy. Unfortunately, in times of economic hardship, educational programs, teacher salaries, and extracurricular opportunities are often the first to be cut. International Education and the Next-Generation Workforce: Competition in the Global Economy presents a detailed discussion of present educational principles and policies, and their impact on the effectiveness of education in a multi-national context. The chapters in this pivotal reference contribute to the body of literature bridging the gap between...

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Gender Codes: Why Women Are Leaving Computing

Gender Codes: Why Women Are Leaving Computing

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Publisher: Wiley-IEEE Press

Publication Date: 13-JUL-2010

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The computing profession faces a serious gender crisis. Today, fewer women enter computing than anytime in the past 25 years. This book provides an unprecedented look at the history of women and men in computing, detailing how the computing profession emerged and matured, and how the field became male coded. Women's experiences working in offices, education, libraries, programming, and government are examined for clues on how and where women succeeded—and where they struggled. It also provides a unique international dimension with studies examining the U.S., Great Britain, Germany, Norway,...

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The Terrorist-Criminal Nexus: An Alliance of International Drug Cartels, Organized Crime, and Terror Groups

The Terrorist-Criminal Nexus: An Alliance of International Drug Cartels, Organized Crime, and Terror Groups

By: Jennifer Hesterman

Publisher: CRC Press

Publication Date: 17-APR-2013

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Intelligence has discovered that al Qaeda, Hezbollah, FARC, drug cartels, and increasingly violent gangs—as well as domestic groups such as the Sovereign Citizens—are now joining forces and threatening us in new and provocative ways. Providing policy makers, security strategists, law enforcement and intelligence agents, and students with new evidence of this growing threat, this volume reveals the often disregarded, misunderstood, or downplayed nexus threat to the United States. Proving definitively that such liaisons exist despite differing ideologies, the book provides a...

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Conversations with Green Gurus: The Collective Wisdom of Environmental Movers and Shakers

Conversations with Green Gurus: The Collective Wisdom of Environmental Movers and Shakers

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Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

Publication Date: 18-MAY-2009

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The collected wisdom of some of the world's most influential environmental movers and shakers is brought together in this one book. The chosen gurus consists both of "thinkers" - those who have set the agenda, and of "doers" - those business people who made the green cause their mission long before it became so prominent. The book covers a broad range of environmental issues as they apply to business, including the economic viability of choosing green routes. Interviewees include energy guru Amory Lovins, former Friends of the Earth Vice Chair Tony Juniper, diplomat Sir Crispin Tickell...

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Computational Intelligent Data Analysis for Sustainable Development

Computational Intelligent Data Analysis for Sustainable Development

By: Ting Yu; Nitesh Chawla; Simeon Simoff

Publisher: Chapman and Hall/CRC

Publication Date: 04-APR-2013

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Going beyond performing simple analyses, researchers involved in the highly dynamic field of computational intelligent data analysis design algorithms that solve increasingly complex data problems in changing environments, including economic, environmental, and social data. This volume presents novel methodologies for automatically processing these types of data to support rational decision making for sustainable development. Through numerous case studies and applications, it illustrates important data analysis methods, including mathematical optimization, machine learning, signal...

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Angela Merkel: A Chancellorship Forged in Crisis

Angela Merkel: A Chancellorship Forged in Crisis

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Publisher: Bloomberg Press

Publication Date: 10-JUL-2013

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Angela Merkel was already unique when she became German chancellor: the first female leader of Europe's biggest economy, the first from former communist East Germany and the first born after World War II. Since 2010, the debt crisis that spread from Greece to the euro region and the world economy has propelled her to center-stage, making Merkel the dominant politician in the struggle to preserve Europe's economic model and its single currency. Yet the Protestant pastor's daughter is often viewed as enigmatic and hard-to-predict, a misreading that took hold as she resisted global pressure...

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Human and Environmental Security

Human and Environmental Security

By: Felix Dodds; Tim Pippard

Publisher: Routledge

Publication Date: 17-JUN-2013

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Security has tended to be seen as based on military force, yet this illusion is crumbling, literally and figuratively, before our eyes in the conflict zones of Iraq, Afghanistan and Africa. It is now clear that real human security, defined by the Commission on Human Security as 'protecting vital freedoms', can only be achieved if the full range of issues that underpin human security - including environmental integrity - are addressed. This ground-breaking book, authored by prominent international decision makers, tackles the global human security problem across the range of core issues...

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Law and the Media, 4th Edition

Law and the Media, 4th Edition

By: Tom Crone; Tom Cassels; Estelle Overs

Publisher: Focal Press

Publication Date: 31-JUL-2013

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Tom Crone's classic text has been thoroughly revised by an impressive team of legal experts. It provides an essential source of reference for the key legal issues encountered by those who work in the media such as journalists, editors and producers, as well as media lawyers. Topics covered include: Protection of Reputation Copyright and Rights Clearance New Media Breach of Confidence and Privacy The Data Protection Act 1998 Reporting Restrictions, Contempt of Court and Protection of Journalistic Sources The Freedom of Information Act 2000 and Official Secrets Professional Regulatory...

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Research Perspectives on the Role of Informatics in Health Policy and Management

Research Perspectives on the Role of Informatics in Health Policy and Management

By: Christo El Morr

Publisher: IGI Global

Publication Date: 30-JUL-2013

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Healthcare providers require timely and accurate information about their patients. As such, a great amount of effort and resources are spent to ensure that the right information is presented to the right people at the right time. Research Perspectives on the Role of Informatics in Health Policy and Management focuses on the advancements of Health Information Science in order to solve current and forthcoming problems in the health sector. Managers, policy makers, researchers, and Masters and PhD students in healthcare related fields will use this book to provide necessary insight on healthcare...

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Sourcing to Support the Green Initiative

Sourcing to Support the Green Initiative

By: Lisa Ellram; Wendy Tate

Publisher: Business Expert Press

Publication Date: 23-JUL-2013

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The “green” or environmental sustainability movement has taken hold throughout the world. Its staying power is confirmed by that fact that environmental emphasis in organizations did not decrease during the recent global recession, but rather increased. However, since most organizations rely heavily on their supply base for providing components, materials, and services that become part of their final products, organizations must revisit their sourcing processes and choices to have a real impact on the environment. This book begins with an introduction to the idea of sustainability and to the...