The Handbook Of Business And Corruption

Author by : Michael S. Aßländer
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Publisher by : Emerald Group Publishing
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Description : The Handbook of Business and Corruption provides an overview of corrupt business practices in general and, more particularly, in different industry sectors, considering such practices from an ethical perspective.


The Once And Future Worker

Author by : Oren Cass
Languange : en
Publisher by : Encounter Books
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Description : “[Cass’s] core principle—a culture of respect for work of all kinds—can help close the gap dividing the two Americas....” – William A. Galston, The Brookings Institution The American worker is in crisis. Wages have stagnated for more than a generation. Reliance on welfare programs has surged. Life expectancy is falling as substance abuse and obesity rates climb. These woes are not the inevitable result of irresistible global and technological forces. They are the direct consequence of a decades-long economic consensus that prioritized increasing consumption—regardless of the costs to American workers, their families, and their communities. Donald Trump’s rise to the presidency focused attention on the depth of the nation’s challenges, yet while everyone agrees something must change, the Left’s insistence on still more government spending and the Right’s faith in still more economic growth are recipes for repeating the mistakes of the past. In this groundbreaking re-evaluation of American society, economics, and public policy, Oren Cass challenges our basic assumptions about what prosperity means and where it comes from to reveal how we lost our way. The good news is that we can still turn things around—if the nation’s proverbial elites are willing to put the American worker’s interests first. Which is more important, pristine air quality, or well-paying jobs that support families? Unfettered access to the cheapest labor in the world, or renewed investment in the employment of Americans? Smoothing the path through college for the best students, or ensuring that every student acquires the skills to succeed in the modern economy? Cutting taxes, expanding the safety net, or adding money to low-wage paychecks? The renewal of work in America demands new answers to these questions. If we reinforce their vital role, workers supporting strong families and communities can provide the foundation for a thriving, self-sufficient society that offers opportunity to all.


Public Private Partnerships In Education

Author by : Susan Robertson
Languange : en
Publisher by : Edward Elgar Publishing
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Description : 'Far from simply being a form of cost sharing between the "state" and the "market," PPP has been celebrated by some, and condemned by others, as the champion of change in the new millennium. This book has been written by the best minds in education policy, political economy, and development studies. They convincingly argue that public private partnership represents a new mode of governance that ranges from covert support of the private sector (vouchers, subsidies) to overt collaboration with corporate actors in the rapidly growing education industry. The analyses are simply brilliant and indispensable for understanding how and why this particular best/worst practice went global.' – Gita Steiner-Khamsi, Columbia University, New York, US This insightful book brings together both academics and researchers from a variety of international organizations and aid agencies to explore the complexities of public private partnerships (PPPs) as a resurgent, hybrid mode of educational governance that operates across scales, from the community to the global. The contributors expertly study the different types of partnership arrangements and thoroughly critique the value of PPPs. Some chapters explore how PPPs, as a policy idea, have been constructed in transnational agendas for educational development and circulated globally, whilst other chapters explores the role and implications of PPPs in developing countries, providing arguments for and against an expanding reliance on PPPs in national educational systems. The theoretical framing of the book draws upon leading theories of international relations to develop a unique perspective on the global governance of education. It will prove insightful for both scholars and policymakers in public policy and education.


Bottleneckers

Author by : William Mellor
Languange : en
Publisher by : Encounter Books
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Description : Bottlenecker (n): a person who advocates for the creation or perpetuation of government regulation, particularly an occupational license, to restrict entry into his or her occupation, thereby accruing an economic advantage without providing a benefit to consumers. The Left, Right, and Center all hate them: powerful special interests that use government power for their own private benefit. In an era when the Left hates “fat cats” and the Right despises “crony capitalists,” now there is an artful and memorable one-word pejorative they can both get behind: bottleneckers. A “bottlenecker” is anyone who uses government power to limit competition and thereby reap monopoly profits and other benefits. Bottleneckers work with politicians to constrict competition, entrepreneurial innovation, and opportunity. They thereby limit consumer choice; drive up consumer prices; and they support politicians who willingly overstep the constitutional limits of their powers to create, maintain, and expand these anticompetitive bottlenecks. The Institute for Justice’s new book Bottleneckers coins a new word in the American lexicon, and provides a rich history and well-researched examples of bottleneckers in one occupation after another—from alcohol distributors to taxicab cartels—pointing the way to positive reforms.


Order And Conflict In Public Space

Author by : Mattias De Backer
Languange : en
Publisher by : Routledge
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Description : Which public and whose space? The understanding of public space as an arena where individuals can claim full use and access hides a reality of constant negotiation, conflict and surveillance. This collection uses case studies concerning the management, use, and transgression of public space to invite reflection on the way in which everyday social interaction is framed and shaped by the physical environment and vice versa. International experts from fields including geography, criminology, sociology and urban studies come together to debate the concepts of order and conflict in public space. This book is divided into two parts: spaces of control, and spaces of transgression. Section I focuses on formal and informal surveillance and the politics of control, using case studies to compare strategies in spaces including Olympic cities, luxury skyscrapers, residential neighbourhoods and shopping malls. Section II focuses on transgressive or deviant behaviour in public spaces, with case studies examining behaviour in nightlife districts, governance of homelessness, boy-racer culture and abortion protests. The epilogue concludes the book with an exploration of possible future avenues for research on public space, and a critical appraisal of the concept of public space itself. This interdisciplinary collection will be of interest to students, researchers and professionals in the areas of criminology, sociology, surveillance studies, human and social geography, and urban studies and planning.


Gambling

Author by : Rex M. Rogers
Languange : en
Publisher by : Kregel Publications
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Description : A newly revised and updated look at the rising popularity of legalized gambling and its detrimental effects on individuals and society. "It is a call to action." --Tony Campolo


Silent Theft

Author by : David Bollier
Languange : en
Publisher by : Routledge
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Description : First Published in 2003. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


Discover Sociology Core Concepts

Author by : Daina S. Eglitis
Languange : en
Publisher by : SAGE Publications
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Description : Discover Sociology: Core Concepts explores sociology as a discipline of curious minds, with the theoretical, conceptual, and empirical tools needed to understand, analyze, and even change the world—all in a more streamlined format. It is adapted from Discover Sociology, Third Edition and offers in-depth coverage of 12 high-priority topics that are at the core of almost all introductory sociology courses. Core Concepts maintains its reader-friendly narrative and the hallmark themes of the parent book, including the unequal distribution of power in society (“Inequality Matters”), the sociological imagination (“Private Lives, Public Issues”), and career skills (“What Can I Do With a Sociology Degree?”). A new feature, “Discover and Debate,” shows students how to take effective, evidence-based positions on important social issues, and how to argue in a respectful manner that recognizes the value of different perspectives. Also available as a digital option (courseware). Contact your rep to learn more about Discover Sociology: Core Concepts - Vantage Digital Option.


Objective Ielts Intermediate Student S Book With Cd Rom

Author by : Michael Black
Languange : en
Publisher by : Cambridge University Press
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Description : An IELTS preparation course in two levels, Intermediate for students needing a band 5.0 - 6.0, Advanced for students aiming for Band 6.0 - 7.0.


Bna Pension Benefits Reporter

Author by : Anonim
Languange : en
Publisher by : Unknown
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Choice

Author by : Anonim
Languange : en
Publisher by : Unknown
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Brandweek

Author by : Anonim
Languange : en
Publisher by : Unknown
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Directories In Print

Author by : Anonim
Languange : en
Publisher by : Unknown
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The Exchange

Author by : Anonim
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Publisher by : Unknown
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Selling Power

Author by : Anonim
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Publisher by : Unknown
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North American Gaming Almanac

Author by : Anonim
Languange : en
Publisher by : Unknown
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Cond Nast S Traveler

Author by : Anonim
Languange : en
Publisher by : Unknown
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The Noriega Mess

Author by : Luis E. Murillo
Languange : en
Publisher by : Video Books
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Description : "Lengthy account of Noreiga years in Panama, written by an anti-Noriega activist. Extensive discussion may prove useful"--Handbook of Latin American Studies, v. 57.


The Software Encyclopedia

Author by : Anonim
Languange : en
Publisher by : Unknown
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Bringing Down The House

Author by : Ben Mezrich
Languange : en
Publisher by : Simon and Schuster
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Description : The #1 national bestseller, now a major motion picture, 21—the amazing inside story about a gambling ring of M.I.T. students who beat the system in Vegas—and lived to tell how. Robin Hood meets the Rat Pack when the best and the brightest of M.I.T.’s math students and engineers take up blackjack under the guidance of an eccentric mastermind. Their small blackjack club develops from an experiment in counting cards on M.I.T.’s campus into a ring of card savants with a system for playing large and winning big. In less than two years they take some of the world’s most sophisticated casinos for more than three million dollars. But their success also brings with it the formidable ire of casino owners and launches them into the seedy underworld of corporate Vegas with its private investigators and other violent heavies.


Learning From Las Vegas Facsimile Edition

Author by : Robert Venturi
Languange : en
Publisher by : MIT Press
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Description : A fascimile edition of the long-out-of-print large-format edition designed by design icon Muriel Cooper. Upon its publication by the MIT Press in 1972, Learning from Las Vegas was immediately influential and controversial. The authors made an argument that was revolutionary for its time—that the billboards and casinos of Las Vegas were worthy of architectural attention—and offered a challenge for contemporary architects obsessed with the heroic and monumental. The physical book itself, designed by MIT's iconic designer Muriel Cooper, was hailed as a masterpiece of modernist design, but the book's design struck the authors as too monumental for a text that praised the ugly and ordinary over the heroic and monumental. The MIT Press published a revised version in 1977—a modest paperback that the authors felt was more in keeping with the argument of the book—and the original Cooper-designed book fell out of print and became a highly sought-after collectors' item; it now sells for thousands of dollars in the rare book market, while the author-redesigned paperback has remained continuously in print at a price affordable to students. Now, decades after the original hardcover edition sold out, the MIT Press is publishing a facsimile edition of the original large-format Cooper-designed edition of Learning from Las Vegas, complete with translucent glassine wrap. This edition also features a spirited preface by Denise Scott Brown, looking back on the creation of the book and explaining her and Robert Venturi's reservations about the original design. Learning from Las Vegas begins with the Las Vegas Strip and proceeds to "Ugly and Ordinary Architecture, or the Decorated Shed," on symbolism in architecture and the iconography of urban sprawl. As Scott Brown says in her introduction, the book “upended sacred cows … would not bad-mouth bad taste, and redefined architectural research.”


Fear And Loathing In Las Vegas

Author by : Hunter S. Thompson
Languange : en
Publisher by : Vintage
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Description : Records the experiences of a free-lance writer who embarked on a zany journey into the drug culture


Lucky

Author by : Jackie Collins
Languange : en
Publisher by : Chances Inc.
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Description : “So hot it will have to be printed on asbestos.” - Liz Smith, New York Daily News Fierce, sharp, and wildly beautiful Lucky Santangelo, Jackie Collins’s own favorite character, returns for more scandal, scheming, and pulse-pounding drama in the second book of the internationally bestselling Lucky Santangelo series. As she arrives in Las Vegas, Lucky’s focused on getting her father Gino to sign off on some new developments underway in Atlantic City. But when opportunity strikes, Lucky’s always ready—and now she has the chance to take on heading a casino complex right in Vegas. Lucky’s past always seems to catch up with her though, and she’s surprised to discover that aging billionaire Dimitri Stanislopoulos is also in Vegas, with his daughter, Olympia, Lucky’s long lost friend. Kindred spirits who were both painfully out of place in the stodgy boarding school they were forced to attend, Lucky and Olympia had run off together, landing at a French villa where they stayed with Olympia’s much older Hollywood producer lover—until their dads found out. They never spoke again, for decades, until now, although Lucky may learn some friendships are best left behind. Maybe the most unexpected surprise for Lucky, though, is finding love with rising comedian Lennie Golden. But will she be too much for him. . . and will he be enough for her? Packed with colorful characters and coursing with passion, suspense, and round-the-world adventure, from California, to Paris, from New York to a private Greek island, this decadent story is a gripping thrill ride of dangerous passion and power at any cost—at once a richly satisfying saga and a perfect poolside read as only Jackie Collins could write it! Adapted in the 90s into a highly successful NBC mini-series, the Santangelo novels are currently being developed for TV once again by Working Title Productions and the updated series is set to be compulsive, sexy and totally binge-worthy! hr "Marvelous...Fast-moving...Suspense-filled." -Houston Chronicle "Impossible to put down." -Wall Street Journal hr Read the whole Lucky Santangelo series! 1. Chances 2. Lucky 3. Lady Boss 4. Vendetta: Lucky's Revenge 5. Dangerous Kiss 6. Drop Dead Beautiful 7. Poor Little Bitch Girl 8. Goddess of Vengeance 9. Confessions of a Wild Child - Lucky: The Early Years 10. The Santangelos 11. A Santangelo Story hr


Fables Of Fortune

Author by : Richard Watts
Languange : en
Publisher by : Greenleaf Book Group
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Description : Imagine private jets ready for an afternoon flight to New York City for a transcontinental shopping trip . . . luxury yachts circling the globe awaiting their owner's arrival . . . fully staffed but rarely visited vacation homes throughout the world. The rich live trouble free lives of graceful ease. Or do they? In Fables of Fortune, author Richard Watts pulls back the brocade curtain to reveal the precarious path of wanting more. As the advisor to the super rich, Watts reflects on the reality of wealth and a difficult and heartbreaking lesson: "The wealthiest person is not who has the most, but who needs the least." The successes and failures of life inspire the heartbeat of passion and self-actualization. Watts will challenge readers to reconsider key life questions of personal value and discover surprising new answers. Fables of Fortune reveals an honest, comparative, eye-opening analysis for any reader who believes wealth is a rose without thorns. Read on and gain perspective and appreciation for your own real fortune in life.


Hunt For The Skinwalker

Author by : Colm A. Kelleher
Languange : en
Publisher by : Simon and Schuster
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Description : The author of the controversial bestseller Brain Trust brings his scientific expertise to the chilling true story of unexplained phenomena on Utah's Skinwalker Ranch -- and challenges us with a new vision of reality. For more than fifty years, the bizarre events at a remote Utah ranch have ranged from the perplexing to the wholly terrifying. Vanishing and mutilated cattle. Unidentified Flying Objects. The appearance of huge, otherworldly creatures. Invisible objects emitting magnetic fields with the power to spark a cattle stampede. Flying orbs of light with dazzling maneuverability and lethal consequences. For one family, life on the Skinwalker Ranch had become a life under siege by an unknown enemy or enemies. Nothing else could explain the horrors that surrounded them -- perhaps science could. Leading a first-class team of research scientists on a disturbing odyssey into the unknown, Colm Kelleher spent hundreds of days and nights on the Skinwalker property and experienced firsthand many of its haunting mysteries. With investigative reporter George Knapp -- the only journalist allowed to witness and document the team's work -- Kelleher chronicles in superb detail the spectacular happenings the team observed personally, and the theories of modern physics behind the phenomena. Far from the coldly detached findings one might expect, their conclusions are utterly hair-raising in their implications. Opening a door to the unseen world around us, Hunt for the Skinwalker is a clarion call to expand our vision far beyond what we know.


The Secret Life Of Siegfried And Roy

Author by : Jimmy Lavery
Languange : en
Publisher by : Phoenix Books, Inc.
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Description : The Secret Life of Siegfried and Roy reveals the touching, little-known story of how two youngsters founded a friendship, a franchise, and a tempestuous on-and-off love affair that would last a lifetime.


Palace Coup

Author by : Sujeet Indap
Languange : en
Publisher by : Diversion Books
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Description : Modern corporate titans collide in this explosive true story of how private equity firm Apollo Global Management's thirty-billion-dollar buyout of Caesars Entertainment turned into unprecedented bankruptcy of the gaming empire. In the bestselling tradition of Michael Lewis's The Big Short and Ben Mezrich's Bringing Down the House, journalists Max Frumes and Sujeet Indap deliver a page-turning account of the spectacular 2015 bankruptcy of America's biggest gaming empire, Caesars Entertainment. Backdropping this thrilleresque narrative are the jokers, kings, and called bluffs at the center of the modern distressed-debt-investing world. Distressed-debt investing, dubbed "vulture investing" in its infancy, is the buying of debt of struggling corporations, institutions, and even cities or countries--and making a windfall profit on a turnaround. In covering the extraordinary Caesars case, Palace Coup presents an unforgettable depiction of a riches-to-rags adventure unlike any other as it appraises the battling billionaires who held the cards in 2008's leveraged buyout. This wild coup's scope spans courtrooms, levels of government, academic halls, and ultimately involves an entire corrupt system of liar's poker. Readers will discover just how rivetingly sophisticated--and underhanded--the high-stakes finance battleground has become. Authors Frumes and Indap, experienced business journalists, illuminate the major players and businesspeople at the tipping points of almost every major vulture's turnaround in recent history. Palace Coup reveals the cut-throat, multilevel competition enacted by powerful investors used to getting their own way. And goes one step further to consider the devastating, true impact of the upheaval wrought by their actions. It's a treacherous game. Roll the dice.


Introduction To Criminal Justice

Author by : Kenneth J. Peak
Languange : en
Publisher by : SAGE Publications
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Description : A practical and applied introduction to criminal justice Introduction to Criminal Justice: Practice and Process shows you how to think practically about the criminal justice system by offering you a proven, problem-based approach to learning. Bestselling authors Kenneth J. Peak and Tamara D. Madensen draw on their many years of combined practitioner and academic experience to explain the importance of criminal justice and show how key trends, emerging issues, historical background, and practical lessons can be applied in the field. New to the Third Edition: An emphasis on constitutional policing, legitimacy, and procedural justice stresses the importance for police to develop a “guardian” mindset over a “soldier” mindset. New discussions of contemporary criminological theories—such as social structure theories, social process theories, social conflict theories, feminist theories, and environmental criminology theories—provide you with a concise explanation on why people commit crimes and how to prevent them in the modern world. An in-depth view of three particularly challenging problems and policy issues—terrorism, the mentally ill population, and illegal immigration—demonstrate how today’s society and the criminal justice system are affected by these issues and what can be done to address the problems. New examples and case studies of ethical dilemmas illustrate today's climate of distrust, dissension, and dysfunction to encourage you to think critically about what is considered “ethical”. New video interviews with criminal justice professionals offer you career advice, provide you with insights into a variety of career paths, and discuss challenges and misconceptions of each profession.