Bending the Rules

Bending the Rules
Author: Susan Andersen
Publsiher: HQN Books
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2009-07-01
ISBN: 1426835361
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bending the Rules Book Excerpt:

Tall, dark and intense, Detective Jason de Sanges excites all kinds of fantasies in Poppy Calloway. But when she suggests the three teens caught spray-painting a Seattle neighborhood be given art-related community service and he just wants to see them pay—all bets are off. With the men in his family always in and out of the slammer, Jase was raised in foster care. He knows what it takes to walk the line. And his number one self-imposed rule? Avoid his hunger for sexy, irresistible Poppy, who challenges him on everything. But it's a vow that's getting harder and harder to keep.…

Bending the Rules in the Quest for an Authentic Female Identity

Bending the Rules in the Quest for an Authentic Female Identity
Author: Cristina Santos
Publsiher: Peter Lang
Total Pages: 178
Release: 2004
ISBN: 9780820469171
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bending the Rules in the Quest for an Authentic Female Identity Book Excerpt:

The narrative style of both Clarice Lispector and Carmen Boullosa is characterized by a postmodern tendency toward an increased reader participation. This is accomplished by a process of liberalizing a pre-established socio-cultural repertoire with respect to female identity. The female protagonists, created by Lispector and Boullosa and examined in this book, struggle to find their true voices and their real life experiences. The resulting literary style of both these authors parallels this struggle, subverting traditional narrative structure and utilizing a dialogue that is particularly suited to describe this feminine process of conscientization.

Bending the Rules

Bending the Rules
Author: Robert A. Hinde
Publsiher: OUP Oxford
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2008-12-18
ISBN: 0191578738
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bending the Rules Book Excerpt:

Do-unto-others-as-you-would-have-them-do-unto-you. Who would disagree with this 'Golden Rule'? We regard it as the basis of an absolute and universal morality. And yet it is considered acceptable to kill the enemy in war; for a businessman to do the best for himself; for a lawyer to argue professionally for a position he would personally reject. Are the moral rules we live by more flexible than they seem at first sight? In Bending the Rules Robert Hinde does not follow the much-trodden path of philosophizing about what is right and just. Instead, he uses an approach grounded in the behavioural sciences to explore the nature of morality, what people actually do, what they believe to be right, and what values they hold, and how these positions came to be. Such a deeper understanding of morality, he argues, as a product of biological and cultural evolution, and changing with social environment, holds out hope that we can avoid disaster and steer society towards peace and equity in the twenty-first century.

Bending the Rules

Bending the Rules
Author: Margaret Watson
Publsiher: Harlequin
Total Pages: 305
Release: 2013-02-05
ISBN: 0373718322
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bending the Rules Book Excerpt:

The hardest thing is doing what's right Nathan Devereux's parenting days are over. He raised his siblings, and now he's ready to start living a life free of responsibility. After the year he's had, he deserves it. But when the daughter he never knew existed and her way too tempting guardian, Emma Sloan, show up, his plans go out the window. Nathan can't ignore his daughter…or Emma. Yet having a relationship with them means giving up what he's worked for. Worse, his past is sneaking up behind him and could threaten them all. He faces a choice he's not sure he can make—or even wants to. Turn his back on Emma and his daughter? Or bend the rules to protect them? Either way, their future is at stake.

Bending the Rules

Bending the Rules
Author: Rachel Augustine Potter
Publsiher: University of Chicago Press
Total Pages: 259
Release: 2019-06-15
ISBN: 022662174X
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bending the Rules Book Excerpt:

Who determines the fuel standards for our cars? What about whether Plan B, the morning-after pill, is sold at the local pharmacy? Many people assume such important and controversial policy decisions originate in the halls of Congress. But the choreographed actions of Congress and the president account for only a small portion of the laws created in the United States. By some estimates, more than ninety percent of law is created by administrative rules issued by federal agencies like the Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Health and Human Services, where unelected bureaucrats with particular policy goals and preferences respond to the incentives created by a complex, procedure-bound rulemaking process. With Bending the Rules, Rachel Augustine Potter shows that rulemaking is not the rote administrative activity it is commonly imagined to be but rather an intensely political activity in its own right. Because rulemaking occurs in a separation of powers system, bureaucrats are not free to implement their preferred policies unimpeded: the president, Congress, and the courts can all get involved in the process, often at the bidding of affected interest groups. However, rather than capitulating to demands, bureaucrats routinely employ “procedural politicking,” using their deep knowledge of the process to strategically insulate their proposals from political scrutiny and interference. Tracing the rulemaking process from when an agency first begins working on a rule to when it completes that regulatory action, Potter shows how bureaucrats use procedures to resist interference from Congress, the President, and the courts at each stage of the process. This exercise reveals that unelected bureaucrats wield considerable influence over the direction of public policy in the United States.

Bending the Rules of Music Theory

Bending the Rules of Music Theory
Author: Timothy Cutler
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 314
Release: 2019-02-04
ISBN: 1351069152
Category: Music
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bending the Rules of Music Theory Book Excerpt:

For students learning the principles of music theory, it can often seem as though the tradition of tonal harmony is governed by immutable rules that define which chords, tones, and intervals can be used where. Yet even within the classical canon, there are innumerable examples of composers diverging from these foundational "rules." Drawing on examples from composers including J.S. Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, Mendelssohn, Chopin, Brahms, and more, Bending the Rules of Music Theory seeks to take readers beyond the basics of music theory and help them to understand the inherent flexibility in the system of tonal music. Chapters explore the use of different rule-breaking elements in practice and why they work, introducing students to a more nuanced understanding of music theory.

Bending the Rules

Bending the Rules
Author: Melanie Stewart
Publsiher: Golden Books
Total Pages: 132
Release: 1999
ISBN: 9780307234513
Category: Artists
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bending the Rules Book Excerpt:

Energetic and daring, Tori thought she couldn't be any more different than her Aunt Tessa. But that was before she learned of Tessa's secret past.

Bending the Rules

Bending the Rules
Author: Susmita Dasgupta,Mainul Huq,David Wheeler
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 32
Release: 1997
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Condiciones ambientales - China
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Bending the Rules

Bending the Rules
Author: Jim Bowman
Publsiher: Crossroad Publishing Company
Total Pages: 224
Release: 1994
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bending the Rules Book Excerpt:

"Fascinating accounts of U.S. Catholic priests who are softening the hardline message from Rome, applying church rules creatively "for the sake of the people."" "This candid book reveals how American priests tailor their advice and pastoral care to 53 million Catholics. Told in priests' own words, it shows how Catholic pastoral practice departs from Vatican severity on issues such as birth control, divorce and re-marriage, women's rights, abortion, liturgy, spirit versus law, and much more." "What American priests tell their parishioners is supported here by comments from U.S. and European theologians. Many of the latter are known to be at odds with the Vatican, but their arguments have not yet been told in detail to the public. Now for the first time, their views are explained in tandem with the views of the parish pastor." "Bending the Rules is the first book to present in detail what really goes on between priest and parishioner in day-to-day decision-making about moral issues and liturgical practice. It will provide a shock (or joy) of recognition to Catholics, and will fascinate all readers interested in religion and in the power of compassion over blind adherence to a given rule."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Bending the Twig

Bending the Twig
Author: Bernadine Bigner Cantrell
Publsiher: Xulon Press
Total Pages: 230
Release: 2010-10
ISBN: 1612150527
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bending the Twig Book Excerpt:

"I believe that our parenting skills, or lack of them, have worked against us. We have looked to man's wisdom, and forgotten the basic principles of the Bible. Mom's book is full of wisdom, Biblical wisdom, spelled out and then worked out through our family's experiences." "Mom has a clear grasp on what God's Word says about our job as parents. She has blessed me with her wisdom. Many rough spots in our road of parenting have been smoothed by Mom's insights." "these are Biblical principles and they work...My Mom...is passionate about the truth and about helping parents return to Godly patterns of child-rearing...Enjoy the book, but realize that you are coming to a fork in the road which will force you to make a choice." "The message in this book is based strictly on the Word of God-something that will never change. That is what makes this book different from many others that you will read. Mom uses humor, personal experiences, and the Scripture to teach in a very practical way." As a mother of four and grandmother of twenty-two, Bernadine shares the critically important Biblical principles of child rearing. Many of her experiences as she dealt with her growing family are sprinkled throughout the book. Now, as she is watching her children's children grow their families, it adds credence to what she observed through the years of rearing her children. Bernadine is a passionate believer in growing children God's way. It works!

Leading Quietly

Leading Quietly
Author: Joseph Badaracco
Publsiher: Harvard Business Press
Total Pages: 213
Release: 2002
ISBN: 1578514878
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Leading Quietly Book Excerpt:

Badaracco (business ethics, Harvard) observes that the most effective leaders are rarely public heroes or high-profile champions of causes. His study of "quiet leadership," carried out over four years, presents a series of stories describing quiet leaders at work and drawing practical lessons for executives and aspiring corporate leaders. The cases include a hospital CEO dealing with a case of sexual harassment; a bank president under pressure to remove underperforming but longtime employees; and a high-tech marketing rep who learned that his company was dumping obsolete equipment on its small customers. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Risk Regulation at Risk

Risk Regulation at Risk
Author: Sidney Shapiro,Robert Glicksman
Publsiher: Stanford University Press
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2002-09-25
ISBN: 080477918X
Category: Law
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Risk Regulation at Risk Book Excerpt:

In the 1960s and 1970s, Congress enacted a vast body of legislation to protect the environment and individual health and safety. Collectively, this legislation is known as “risk regulation” because it addresses the risk of harm that technology creates for individuals and the environment. In the last two decades, this legislation has come under increasing attack by critics who employ utilitarian philosophy and cost-benefit analysis. The defenders of this body of risk regulation, by contrast, have lacked a similar unifying theory. In this book, the authors propose that the American tradition of philosophical pragmatism fills this vacuum. They argue that pragmatism offers a better method for conceiving of and implementing risk regulation than the economic paradigm favored by its critics. While pragmatism offers a methodology in support of risk regulation as it was originally conceived, it also offers a perspective from which this legislation can be held up to critical appraisal. The authors employ pragmatism to support risk regulation, but pragmatism also leads them to agree with some of the criticisms against it, and even to level new criticisms of their own. In the end, the authors reject the picture—painted by risk regulation’s critics—of widely excessive and irrational regulation, but the pragmatic perspective also leads them to propose a number of recommendations for useful reforms to risk regulation.

Computer Aided Architectural Design The Next City New Technologies and the Future of the Built Environment

Computer Aided Architectural Design  The Next City     New Technologies and the Future of the Built Environment
Author: Gabriela Celani,David Moreno Sperling,Juarez Moara Santos Franco
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 622
Release: 2015-06-15
ISBN: 3662473860
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Computer Aided Architectural Design The Next City New Technologies and the Future of the Built Environment Book Excerpt:

This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 16th International Conference on Computer-Aided Architectural Design Futures, CAAD Futures 2015, held in São Paulo, Brazil, in July 2015. The 33 revised full papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from 200 submissions. The papers are organized in topical sections on modeling, analyzing and simulating the city; sustainability and performance of the built space; automated and parametric design; building information modelling (BIM); fabrication and materiality; shape studies.

Bending the Arc

Bending the Arc
Author: Keeda J. Haynes
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2021-11-16
ISBN: 1541646290
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bending the Arc Book Excerpt:

A searing exposé of the profound failures in our justice system, told by a woman who has journeyed from wrongfully accused prisoner to acclaimed public defender Keeda Haynes was a Girl Scout and a churchgoer, but after college graduation, she was imprisoned for a crime she didn’t commit. Her boyfriend had asked her to sign for some packages—packages she did not know were filled with marijuana. As a young Black woman falsely accused, prosecuted, and ultimately imprisoned, Haynes suffered the abuses of our racist and sexist justice system. But rather than give in to despair, she decided to fight for change. After her release, she attended law school at night, became a public defender, and ultimately staged a highly publicized campaign for Congress. At every turn of her unlikely story, she gives unique insights into the inequities built into our institutions. In the end, despite the injustice she endured, she emerges convinced that ours can become a true second-chance culture.

Bending the Cost Curve in Health Care

Bending the Cost Curve in Health Care
Author: Gregory P. Marchildon,Livio Di Matteo
Publsiher: University of Toronto Press
Total Pages: 518
Release: 2015-01-01
ISBN: 1442609753
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bending the Cost Curve in Health Care Book Excerpt:

Through Canadian and international perspectives, Bending the Cost Curve in Health Care explores the management of growing health costs in an extraordinarily complex arena. The book moves beyond previous debates, agreeing that while efficiencies and better value for money may yet be found, more fundamental reforms to the management and delivery of health services are essential prerequisites to bending the cost curve in the long run. While there is considerable controversy over direction and details of change, there also remains the challenge of getting agreement on the values or principles that would guide the reshaping of the policies, the structures, and the regulatory environment of health care in Canada. Leading experts from around the world representing a range of disciplines and professional backgrounds come together to organize and define the problems faced by policy-makers. Case studies from the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia, the Nordic countries, and industrialized Asian countries such as Taiwan offer useful reform experiences for provincial governments in Canada. Finally, common Canadian cost factors, such as pharmaceuticals and technology, and paying the health workforce, are explored. This book is the first volume in The Johnson-Shoyama Series on Public Policy, published by the University of Toronto Press in association with the Johnson-Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy, an interdisciplinary centre for research, teaching, and executive training with campuses at the Universities of Regina and Saskatchewan.

God And Mammon In America

God And Mammon In America
Author: Robert Wuthnow
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 384
Release: 1998-10-01
ISBN: 1439105960
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

God And Mammon In America Book Excerpt:

Drawing on a new survey of more than two thousand working Americans, the author of Christianity in the 21st Century explores the relationship between religious faith and attitudes toward work and money to examine Americans' ambivalence toward materialism and consumerism.

Extreme Programming and Agile Methods XP Agile Universe 2003

Extreme Programming and Agile Methods   XP Agile Universe 2003
Author: Frank Maurer,XP/Agile Universe 2003 (2003 : New Orleans, La.)
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 228
Release: 2003-07-29
ISBN: 354040662X
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Extreme Programming and Agile Methods XP Agile Universe 2003 Book Excerpt:

This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the XP / Agile Universe 2003 Conference held in New Orleans, LA, USA in August 2003. The 17 revised full papers presented together with abstracts or papers from an educator symposium and workshop summaries were carefully reviewed and selected from 35 submissions. The papers are organized in topical sections on becoming agile, agile methods and processes, agile testing, and tool support for agile teams.

Leading From Below the Surface

Leading From Below the Surface
Author: Theodore Creighton
Publsiher: Corwin Press
Total Pages: 113
Release: 2004-06-28
ISBN: 1483362760
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Leading From Below the Surface Book Excerpt:

Deepen your success with a new, reality-driven model for leadership that tailors corporate management know-how for the classroom and beyond.

The Process of Magic

The Process of Magic
Author: Taylor Ellwood
Publsiher: Taylor Ellwood
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2018-06-05
ISBN: 1720827303
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Process of Magic Book Excerpt:

Learn how magic works and how to get consistent results. There are lots of books about magic, but how many of them actually explain how magic works or more importantly how to get a consistent result that meaningfully changes your life? The Process of Magic strips away the glamour and image of magic to focus on the reality of how magic works and what you can do to customize your magical workings. Instead of relying on prescriptive spells and rituals, why not learn the fundamental mechanics of magic and design your own workings? With the Process of Magic you’ll learn exactly that and much more: · What the 11 principles of magic are and how they create your magical workings. · What the 8 types of magic workings are and how to customize them. · How to methodically approach magic as a process that produces results. · How to troubleshoot and fix your magical workings. · How to get results that last. If you’ve ever gotten results that don’t stick, or tried to do a working and come away feeling like nothing worked, then The Process of Magic will help you demystify magic and make it into a spiritual practice you can use to improve and enhance your life.

How to Handle Tough Situations at Work

How to Handle Tough Situations at Work
Author: Ros Jay
Publsiher: Pearson Education
Total Pages: 232
Release: 2003
ISBN: 9780273656036
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

How to Handle Tough Situations at Work Book Excerpt:

Every manager encounters difficult situations on a daily basis. And that's fair enough: dealing with tricky people issues, analysis of options and sound decision making are part of a manager's job. But every once in a while, something crops up that you haven't encountered before, or that really puts you between a rock and a hard place. And it's you who has to deal with it. Maybe you have no idea what to do. Or, maybe you just don't know whether to trust your gut instincts. Perhaps there's nobody you feel you can ask - or want to ask. That's when a difficult situation becomes tough. Whatever the tough situation you face at work, this is the book to provide sound and rational advice on what to do, and how to help you tackle those really testing management dilemmas.