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Concrete Demands

Concrete Demands [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1136331654
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Between the 1950s and 1970s, Black Power coalesced as activists advocated a more oppositional approach to fighting racial oppression, emphasizing racial pride, asserting black political, cultural, and economic autonomy, and challenging white power. In Concrete Demands, Rhonda Y. Williams provides a rich, deeply researched history that sheds new light on this important social and political movement, and shows that the era of expansive Black Power politics that emerged in the 1960s had long roots and diverse trajectories within the 20th century. Looking at the struggle from the grassroots level, Williams highlights the role of ordinary people as well as more famous historical actors, and demonstrates that women activists were central to Black Power. Vivid and highly readable, Concrete Demands is a perfect introduction to Black Power in the twentieth century for anyone interested in the history of black liberation movements.

Insulating Concrete Forms Construction

Insulating Concrete Forms Construction [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0071782192
Author: Ivan Panushev,Pieter Vanderwerf
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
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Insulating Concrete Forms Construction by Ivan Panushev,Pieter Vanderwerf Book Resume:

Ever year, thousands of general contractors and subcontractors must grapple with whether to bid Insulating Concrete Form (ICF) projects, how much to charge for them, and how to manage the job. ICFs are stronger, energy-efficient, and offer great design flexibility, and their use is growing by 30% a year. This invaluable work walks the contractor through both business and technical considerations in evaluating and adopting Insulating Concrete Forms for both the residential and commercial markets. * Details the entire ICF construction process * Training and supplier information * Actual job site experiences

Engineering Optimization 2014

Engineering Optimization 2014 [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1315732106
Author: Hélder Rodrigues,José Herskovits,Christóvão Mota Soares,José Miranda Guedes,Aurelio Araujo,João Folgado,Filipa Moleiro,José Aguilar Madeira
Publisher: CRC Press
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Engineering Optimization 2014 by Hélder Rodrigues,José Herskovits,Christóvão Mota Soares,José Miranda Guedes,Aurelio Araujo,João Folgado,Filipa Moleiro,José Aguilar Madeira Book Resume:

Optimization methodologies are fundamental instruments to tackle the complexity of today's engineering processes. Engineering Optimization 2014 is dedicated to optimization methods in engineering, and contains the papers presented at the 4th International Conference on Engineering Optimization (ENGOPT2014, Lisbon, Portugal, 8-11 September 2014). The book will be of interest to engineers, applied mathematicians, and computer scientists working on research, development and practical applications of optimization methods in engineering.

Polymers in Concrete

Polymers in Concrete [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1000141578
Author: Satish Chandra,Yoshihiko Ohama
Publisher: CRC Press
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Polymers in Concrete by Satish Chandra,Yoshihiko Ohama Book Resume:

This broad-based, introductory reference provides excellent discussions regarding the hydration of Portland cement, durability problems in concrete, mechanisms of concrete deterioration, and interaction of polymers in concrete. It also covers properties of concrete with added polymers and practical applications of polymers in concrete. The historic background of polymers in building materials is examined, and a comprehensive comparison of natural vs. synthetic polymers is provided and conveniently summarized in a tabular format.

Heidegger on Death

Heidegger on Death [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1317122763
Author: George Pattison
Publisher: Routledge
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Heidegger on Death by George Pattison Book Resume:

This book examines the question of death in the light of Heidegger's paradigmatic discussion in Being and Time. Although Heidegger's own treatment deliberately refrains from engaging theological perspectives, George Pattison suggests that these not only serve to bring out problematic elements in his own approach but also point to the larger human or anthropological issues in play. Pattison reveals where and how Heidegger and theology part ways but also how Heidegger can helpfully challenge theology to rethink one of its own fundamental questions: human beings' relation to their death and the meaning of death in their religious lives.

Electronic Services: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools and Applications

Electronic Services: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools and Applications [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1615209689
Author: Management Association, Information Resources
Publisher: IGI Global
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Electronic Services: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools and Applications by Management Association, Information Resources Book Resume:

With the increasing reliance on digital means to transact goods that are retail and communication based, e-services continue to develop as key applications for business, finance, industry and innovation.Electronic Services: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools and Applications is an all-inclusive research collection covering the latest studies on the consumption, delivery and availability of e-services. This multi-volume book contains over 100 articles, making it an essential reference for the evolving e-services discipline.

Reaching Beyond

Reaching Beyond [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1606088599
Author: Stanley M. Burgess
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
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Reaching Beyond by Stanley M. Burgess Book Resume:

Throughout recorded history mankind has attempted to define perfection. This always has been a most perplexing task, almost as difficult as attaining perfection once the term has been defined. One of the most vexing problems facing the perfectionist has been how to elevate themselves above matter, especially the body, in order to emulate their god-model. Reaching Beyond: Chapters in the History of Perfectionism highlights the concept of perfection in primitive man, in both Old and New Testaments, and in a variety of perfectionist individuals and movements throughout Christian history, including the Montanists, the Medieval Apocalyptist, Joachim of Fiore; the rationalist, Thomas Aquinas; a leading Eastern Orthodox mystic, St. Symeon the New Theologian; Calvin and his followers; early modern Puritans and later primitivists; and the Pentecostals, who strive for both purity and preparation. In short, this book is a study of the human perfectionist impulse and its motivations. In certain cases, perfectionism is a reaction against limitation, inadequacy, incompleteness and evil-a rejection of comfortable, popular religion. In other instances, perfectionism is a more positive effort, a striving after holiness or knowledge, a preparation for the parousia or a quest for a return to primitive religious roots.

E-Business Innovation and Process Management

E-Business Innovation and Process Management [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1599042797
Author: Lee, In
Publisher: IGI Global
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E-Business Innovation and Process Management by Lee, In Book Resume:

E-business research is currently one of the most active research areas. With the rapid advancement in information technologies, e-business is growing in significance and is having a direct impact upon ways of doing business. As e-business becomes one of the most important areas in organizations, researchers and practitioners need to understand the implications of many technological and organizational changes taking place. Advances in E-Business Research: E-Business Innovation and Process Management provides researchers and practitioners with valuable information on recent advances and developments in emerging e-business models and technologies. This book covers a variety of topics, such as e-business models, e-business strategies, online consumer behavior, e-business process modeling and practices, electronic communication adoption and service provider strategies, privacy policies, and implementation issues.

The Consequences of Decision-Making

The Consequences of Decision-Making [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0191525642
Author: Nils Brunsson
Publisher: OUP Oxford
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The Consequences of Decision-Making by Nils Brunsson Book Resume:

Nils Brunsson is one of the leading European organization theorists who has written and researched decision-making in organizations. He has often questioned the rationality of decision-making, and argued that it is as important to understand other consequences of decision-making apart from choice - such things as mobilizing action, allocating responsibility, and legitimizing organizations. These consequences of decisions can influence decision-making and the assumptions about feasible norms that provide their context. Decisions often run counter to actions and are part of what Brunsson calls organizational hypocrisy. Decisions can substitute for action, or decrease the probability of the action they call for. The norm of rationality is far from obvious: sometimes decision-makers can recommend systematic irrationality. This book collects together a wide-range of Nils Brunsson's most important writing on decision-making, brought together in one volume for the first time, with an introduction from the author.

Voicing Demands

Voicing Demands [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1783609699
Author: Sohela Nazneen,Maheen Sultan
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
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Voicing Demands by Sohela Nazneen,Maheen Sultan Book Resume:

Voicing Demands is a collection of analytical narratives of what has happened to feminist voice, a key pathway to women's empowerment. These narratives depart from the existing debate on women's political engagement in formal institutions to examine feminist activism for building and sustaining constituencies through raising, negotiating and legitimizing women's voice under different contexts. Bringing together the reflections and experiences of feminist researchers and activists in South Asia, the Middle East, Africa and Latin America, this unique volume explores how various global trends, such as the development of transnational linkages, the rise of conservative forces, the NGOization of feminist movements, and an increase in the power of donors, have created opportunities and challenges for feminist voice and activism.

Information Computing and Applications

Information Computing and Applications [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 3642340415
Author: Chunfeng Liu,Leizhen Wang,Aimin Yang
Publisher: Springer
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Information Computing and Applications by Chunfeng Liu,Leizhen Wang,Aimin Yang Book Resume:

This two-volume set of CCIS 307 and CCIS 308 constitutes the refereed proceedings of the Third International Conference on Information Computing and Applications, ICICA 2012, held in Chengde, China, in September 2012. The 330 revised full papers presented in both volumes were carefully reviewed and selected from 1089 submissions. The papers are organized in topical sections on internet computing and applications; multimedia networking and computing; intelligent computing and applications; computational statistics and applications; knowledge management and applications; communication technology and applications; information management system; control engineering and applications; business intelligence and applications; cloud and evolutionary computing; computational genomics and proteomics; engineering management and applications.

The Ritual of May Day in Western Europe

The Ritual of May Day in Western Europe [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1317017358
Author: Abby Peterson,Herbert Reiter
Publisher: Routledge
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The Ritual of May Day in Western Europe by Abby Peterson,Herbert Reiter Book Resume:

Eric Hobsbawm claimed that the international May Day, which dates back to a proclamation in 1889 by the Second International, 'is perhaps the most ambitious of labour rituals'. The first international May Day demonstrations in 1890 were widely celebrated across Europe and became the one day each year when organized labour could present its goals to the public, an eight-hour workday being the first concrete demand, shortly followed by those for improved working conditions, universal suffrage, peace among nations, and international solidarity. The May Day ritual celebration was the self-assertion and self-definition of the new labour class through class organization. Thus, it was trade unions and social democratic and socialist parties throughout Europe which took the initiative and have sustained May Day as a labour ritual to this day. Part I of this theoretically-informed volume explores how May Day demonstrations have evolved and taken different trajectories in different political contexts. Part II focuses on May Day rituals today. By comparing demonstration level data of over 2000 questionnaires from six countries, including Belgium, Italy, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the UK, the reader is able to gain a thorough understanding of how participants are bestowing meaning on May Day rituals. By concluding with reflections on the future of the May Day ritual in Western Europe, this ground-breaking book provides a detailed analysis of its evolution as a protest event.

The Father's Role

The Father's Role [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1134988400
Author: M. E. Lamb
Publisher: Routledge
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The Father's Role by M. E. Lamb Book Resume:

First published in 1987. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Democracy in Crisis

Democracy in Crisis [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 3643903596
Author: Bert Preiss,Claudia Brunner
Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster
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Democracy in Crisis by Bert Preiss,Claudia Brunner Book Resume:

This is the annual edited volume in the Austrian Study Center for Peace and Conflict Resolution (ASPR) publication series, which addresses urgent issues surrounding the current crisis of democracy and the potential consequences and possibilities for civic protest and civic resistance. This latest volume has two novelties: for the first time, it is published in English, and it is edited by the ASPR in cooperation with the partner institutions of the recently formed Conflict Peace and Democracy Cluster (CPDC) - the Center for Peace Research and Peace Education at the Alps-Adriatic University of Klagenfurt/Celovec, the Institute of Conflict Research Vienna, and the Democracy Center Vienna. (Series: Dialog: Contributions to Peace Research -- Vol. 65)

Disrupting Maize

Disrupting Maize [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1783486082
Author: Gabriela Méndez Cota
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
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Disrupting Maize by Gabriela Méndez Cota Book Resume:

Theorizes the disruptions precipitated by corporate agricultural biotechnology in Mexican cultural politics.

Theory of Action (Routledge Revivals)

Theory of Action (Routledge Revivals) [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 113682068X
Author: Richard Münch
Publisher: Routledge
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Theory of Action (Routledge Revivals) by Richard Münch Book Resume:

Modern sociology owes its existence and the progress it has made to the integration of differing kinds of orientations. In this work, first published 1987, Professor Richard Münch sets out to reformulate the theory of action, a notion central to sociology and one to which all schools of thought within sociology have contributed. He gives an exposition of the voluntaristic theory of action as found in Talcott Parson's work, reconstructing and extending Parson's theory from the perspective of the present-day level of development. In this way he both integrates opposing orientations to action theory and presents the voluntaristic theory of action in a readable and teachable from.

Order and Might

Order and Might [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1438418094
Author: Nathan Rotenstreich
Publisher: SUNY Press
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Order and Might by Nathan Rotenstreich Book Resume:

This is a systematic philosophy of politics and the state. As few contemporary books do, Order and Might provides a general theory, exploring the structure of socio-political experience. It not only addresses such issues as the nature of freedom, justice, sovereignty, and the relation between rights and obligations, but also defines the systematic connections between them.

Constructive Interventions

Constructive Interventions [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 9041145079
Author: L. Kirchhoff
Publisher: Kluwer Law International B.V.
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Constructive Interventions by L. Kirchhoff Book Resume:

In the contemporary discipline of conflict resolution, adjudication and alternative dispute resolution (ADR) are often seen as antagonistic trends. This important book contends that, on the contrary, it is the bringing together of these trends that holds the most promise for an effective system of international justice. With great insight and passion, built firmly on a vast knowledge of the field, Lars Kirchhoff exposes the contemporary structural barriers to effective conflict resolution, defining where adjudication ends and ADR—and particularly the recent development of mediated third party intervention from an ‘art’ to a veritable ‘science’—must come into play. The work starts by defining the challenges, potentials and shortcomings of different approaches to conflict resolution in an interdependent world—where the multiplicity of actors, topics and interests involved even in seemingly bilateral conflict situations is clearly manifest—and goes on to define useful models and connect the various elements relevant for the resolution of conflicts in a transparent way. In the course of its investigation the book accomplishes the following: • illustrates the various departure points and perspectives scholars of conflict resolution have taken as the basis for their work; discusses who should become involved in conflicts as a third party and by which techniques this should occur; systematically conveys the nature and consequences of intervention through mediation, focusing on the method’s critical challenges; and clarifies the particular model of international mediation under development through UN initiatives. In approaching these intertwined topics, the author draws concrete conclusions for the realms of international law and related disciplines as well as for the organizational context of the United Nations. He explores such diverse scenarios as conflicts between States, conflicts involving international organizations, and—in accordance with the changing parameters of international law—even conflicts involving individuals, clarifying which constellations can be tackled by international mediation and which conflicts should be dealt with by other forms of diplomacy or adjudication. It is the conviction of many intermediaries and scholars that the considerable potential inherent in resolving conflicts peacefully is rarely put into practice. Although some of the reasons for this phenomenon are beyond the influence of scholarly debate, in many instances the reasons for failure of peaceful resolution processes are more structural or systemic in nature. It is the great virtue of this book that it establishes enough clarity in an unclear and complex field to make concrete and workable recommendations in these instances, and for that reason it will be of immeasurable value and benefit to all scholars, policymakers, and activists dedicated to the pursuit of peace.

The Strategic Procurement Practice Guide

The Strategic Procurement Practice Guide [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 3319576518
Author: Ulrich Weigel,Marco Ruecker
Publisher: Springer
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The Strategic Procurement Practice Guide by Ulrich Weigel,Marco Ruecker Book Resume:

This practice guide on procurement strategy brings together methods and tools used by global purchasers across different industries. The authors lay major focus on the themes of global sourcing, risk management, and the dynamic topic of negotiation strategy. The authors present their perspectives on all important questions of strategic procurement such as: how to manage a heterogeneous supplier structure across different branches and how to deal with partners from diverse cultures? How to solve procurement crisis and proactively avoid them? How does off-shore team management work and how to increase the value-add for both internal and external purchasing? These themes are discussed along with numerous practice-based cases. The authors lay an ideal ground for global purchasers to help with their strategic and operational needs, including technological topics such as e-procurement.

Civil Resistance

Civil Resistance [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0190244410
Author: Erica Chenoweth
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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Civil Resistance by Erica Chenoweth Book Resume:

A sweeping overview of civil resistance movements around the world that explains what they are, how they work, why they are often effective, and why they can fail. Civil resistance is a method of conflict through which unarmed civilians use a variety of coordinated methods (strikes, protests, demonstrations, boycotts, and many other tactics) to prosecute a conflict without directly harming or threatening to harm an opponent. Sometimes called nonviolent resistance, unarmed struggle, or nonviolent action, this form of political action is now a mainstay across the globe. It was been a central form of resistance in the 1989 revolutions and in the Arab Spring, and it is now being practiced widely in Trump's America. If we are going to understand the manifold protest movements emerging around the globe, we need a thorough understanding of civil resistance and its many dynamics and manifestations. In Civil Resistance: What Everyone Needs to Know®, Erica Chenoweth -- one of the world's leading scholars on the topic--explains what civil resistance is, how it works, why it sometimes fails, how violence and repression affect it, and the long-term impacts of such resistance. Featuring both historical cases of civil resistance and more contemporary examples such as the Arab Awakenings and various ongoing movements in the United States, this book provides a comprehensive yet pithy overview of this enormously important subject.