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Devolution

Devolution [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1984826794
Author: Max Brooks
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Devolution by Max Brooks Book Resume:

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The #1 New York Times bestselling author of World War Z is back with “the Bigfoot thriller you didn’t know you needed in your life, and one of the greatest horror novels I’ve ever read” (Blake Crouch, author of Dark Matter and Recursion). As the ash and chaos from Mount Rainier’s eruption swirled and finally settled, the story of the Greenloop massacre has passed unnoticed, unexamined . . . until now. The journals of resident Kate Holland, recovered from the town’s bloody wreckage, capture a tale too harrowing—and too earth-shattering in its implications—to be forgotten. In these pages, Max Brooks brings Kate’s extraordinary account to light for the first time, faithfully reproducing her words alongside his own extensive investigations into the massacre and the legendary beasts behind it. Kate’s is a tale of unexpected strength and resilience, of humanity’s defiance in the face of a terrible predator’s gaze, and, inevitably, of savagery and death. Yet it is also far more than that. Because if what Kate Holland saw in those days is real, then we must accept the impossible. We must accept that the creature known as Bigfoot walks among us—and that it is a beast of terrible strength and ferocity. Part survival narrative, part bloody horror tale, part scientific journey into the boundaries between truth and fiction, this is a Bigfoot story as only Max Brooks could chronicle it—and like none you’ve ever read before. Praise for Devolution “Delightful . . . [A] tale of supernatural mayhem that fans of King and Crichton alike will enjoy.”—Kirkus Reviews (starred review) “The story is told in such a compelling manner that horror fans will want to believe and, perhaps, take the warning to heart.”—Booklist (starred review)

Devolution and Identity

Devolution and Identity [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1351944622
Author: John Wilson
Publisher: Routledge
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Devolution and Identity by John Wilson Book Resume:

The identity implications have been overlooked from discussions on devolution, which have tended to focus on constitutional, legal and financial issues. In this volume, contributors from the communities under discussion explore the ways in which devolution is experienced and understood by citizens from the devolved regions of the UK. The additional inclusion of a US perspective allows parallels with American federalism to be drawn out. Informed by a discursive/textual/communication approach to identity, Devolution and Identity offers a range of theoretical and empirical perspectives, including both macro- and micro-level analyses of devolution and identity processes. Themes covered include discourse and interaction, national identity, flags and emblems, gender representation, newspaper letters, regional marketing, language ideology, history and culture, artistic practice, minority identities and political ideology. In exploring the impact of the devolution process on both individual and group identities, this book provides a richer understanding of the devolution process itself, as well as a new understanding of the relationship between socio-political structures and identity.

Devolution and Governance

Devolution and Governance [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1137436719
Author: Alistair Cole,Ian Stafford
Publisher: Springer
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Devolution and Governance by Alistair Cole,Ian Stafford Book Resume:

This book examines the development of Welsh devolution in the context of great economic and political uncertainty. Drawing on research carried out over more than a decade, it explores whether Welsh devolution has developed the capacity to resist internal and external pressures and to continue to pursue a distinctive political and policy agenda.

Constitutional Politics and the Territorial Question in Canada and the United Kingdom

Constitutional Politics and the Territorial Question in Canada and the United Kingdom [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 3319580744
Author: Michael Keating,Guy Laforest
Publisher: Springer
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Constitutional Politics and the Territorial Question in Canada and the United Kingdom by Michael Keating,Guy Laforest Book Resume:

This book compares the constitutional politics in Canada and the United Kingdom – two complex, multilevel, plurinational states. While the former is federal and the latter a devolved state, the logic of both systems is similar: to combine unity with diversity. Both are facing similar challenges in a world marked by spatial rescaling, international interdependence and economic and social change. The contributors chart these challenges and the responses of the two countries, covering the meanings of federalism and devolution; the role of the courts; fiscal equalization; welfare; party politics; reform by popular referendum and citizen assemblies; and intergovernmental relations. The book will be of interest to students of federalism and multilevel government, state transformation territorial politics on both sides of the Atlantic.

Survivor Song

Survivor Song [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 006267918X
Author: Paul Tremblay
Publisher: HarperCollins
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“Fresh and surprising. Survivor Song may be one of Tremblay’s best— beautifully detailed, viscerally frightening, and deep with emotional resonance. —Dan Chaon, New York Times bestselling author of Ill Will A riveting novel of suspense and terror from the Bram Stoker award-winning author of The Cabin at the End of the World and A Head Full of Ghosts. In a matter of weeks, Massachusetts has been overrun by an insidious rabies-like virus that is spread by saliva. But unlike rabies, the disease has a terrifyingly short incubation period of an hour or less. Those infected quickly lose their minds and are driven to bite and infect as many others as they can before they inevitably succumb. Hospitals are inundated with the sick and dying, and hysteria has taken hold. To try to limit its spread, the commonwealth is under quarantine and curfew. But society is breaking down and the government's emergency protocols are faltering. Dr. Ramola "Rams" Sherman, a soft-spoken pediatrician in her mid-thirties, receives a frantic phone call from Natalie, a friend who is eight months pregnant. Natalie's husband has been killed—viciously attacked by an infected neighbor—and in a failed attempt to save him, Natalie, too, was bitten. Natalie's only chance of survival is to get to a hospital as quickly as possible to receive a rabies vaccine. The clock is ticking for her and for her unborn child. Natalie’s fight for life becomes a desperate odyssey as she and Rams make their way through a hostile landscape filled with dangers beyond their worst nightmares—terrifying, strange, and sometimes deadly challenges that push them to the brink. Paul Tremblay once again demonstrates his mastery in this chilling and all-too-plausible novel that will leave readers racing through the pages . . . and shake them to their core.

Devolution and Development

Devolution and Development [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1351159984
Author: Mwangi S. Kimenyi
Publisher: Routledge
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Devolution and Development by Mwangi S. Kimenyi Book Resume:

Through a collection of unique case studies and theoretical analyses, this work examines the genesis and impact of decentralization reforms in developing and transition countries. In particular, the volume shows how decentralization affects governance and efficiency in the provision of public goods and under what conditions decentralization seems to deliver its theoretical benefits. Analyses in the book address current concerns about the interaction of decentralization with social and political structure, resource mobilization, public goods provision and corruption. This work will be invaluable to scholars of politics, development studies and regional studies.

Centralisation, Devolution and the Future of Local Government in England

Centralisation, Devolution and the Future of Local Government in England [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1315407922
Author: Steve Leach,John Stewart,George Jones
Publisher: Routledge
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Centralisation, Devolution and the Future of Local Government in England by Steve Leach,John Stewart,George Jones Book Resume:

English local government is in a state of decline after 40 years of incremental but cumulative centralisation by central government. This book is the first to directly address this trend's impact upon the institution of local government, a crucial element in the democratic viability of a unitary state. The process of centralisation, and its corrosive effect on the status and responsibilities of local government, have been widely recognised and deplored among politicians and senior officers within local government, and by academics with an interest in this field. However, there has been no study exploring in detail its impact, and, equally important, suggesting ways in which the growing imbalance between the powers of central and local government should be rectified. This book fills this gap. This text will be of key interest to scholars, students and practitioners of local government, and more generally to those interested in what has been happening to British politics and governance.

Local Forest Management

Local Forest Management [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1136562109
Author: David Stuart Edmunds,Eva Karoline Wollenberg
Publisher: Routledge
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Local Forest Management by David Stuart Edmunds,Eva Karoline Wollenberg Book Resume:

'A well written book, astutely organized.' Development and Change Local Forest Management is built around careful and illuminating case studies of the effects of devolution policies on the management of forests in several Asian countries. The studies demonstrate that devolution policies - contrary to the claims of governments - actually increased governmental control over the management of local resources and did so at lower cost. The controversial findings show that if local forest users are to exercise genuine control over forest management, they must be better represented in the processes of forming, implementing and evaluating devolution policies. In addition, the guiding principle for policy discussions should be to create sustainable livelihoods for local resource users, especially the poorest among them, rather than reducing the cost of government forest administration. This book is essential reading for forest and other natural resource managers, policy makers, development economists and forestry professionals and researchers.

Devolution and Black State Legislators

Devolution and Black State Legislators [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0791481921
Author: Tyson King-Meadows,Thomas F. Schaller
Publisher: SUNY Press
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Devolution and Black State Legislators by Tyson King-Meadows,Thomas F. Schaller Book Resume:

Comprehensive study of the state of black state legislative politics.

Medicaid and Devolution

Medicaid and Devolution [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 9780815722922
Author: Frank J. Thompson,John J. DiIulio
Publisher: Brookings Institution Press
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Medicaid and Devolution by Frank J. Thompson,John J. DiIulio Book Resume:

How much responsibility for providing health care to the poor should be devolved from the federal government to the states? Any answer to this critical policy question requires a careful assessment of the Medicaid program. Drawing on the insights of leading scholars and top state health care officials, this volume analyzes the policy and management implications of various options for Medicaid devolution. Proponents of devolution typically express confidence that states can meet the challenges it will pose for them. But, as this book shows, the degree to which states have the capacity and commitment to use enhanced discretion to sustain or improve health care for the poor remains an open question. Their failure to attend to issues of politics, implementation, and management could lead to disappointment. Chapters focus on such topics as Medicaid financing, benefits and beneficiaries, long-term care, managed care, safety net providers, and the appropriate division of labor between the federal government and the states. The contributors are Donald Boyd, Center for the Study of the States; Lawrence D. Brown, Columbia University; James R. Fossett, Rockefeller College; Richard P. Nathan, Nelson A. Rockefeller Institute of Government, State University of New York, Albany; Michael Sparer, Columbia University; James Tallon, United Hospital Fund; and Joshua M. Weiner, the Urban Institute.

Earth, Man, & Devolution

Earth, Man, & Devolution [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1490768998
Author: R. Pilotte
Publisher: Trafford Publishing
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Earth, Man, & Devolution by R. Pilotte Book Resume:

A Girl on a couch appeared in an electro-magnetically generated cloud and it was deduced to be a vision from the past. UFOs are seen to appear and disappear out of nowhere and they are presumed to be entering and leaving another dimension. The ancients speak of the Gods descending to earth, and theyre deduced to be spacemen from another galaxy seeding life on earth and helping evolution along. Archaeologists see the pyramids and decide they were built by 200,000 slaves to exacting standards we cant match today, just to bury a king. People read about world flood legends, look at Mount Everest, say Impossible, and decide the legends speak of local floods. Anthropologists see writing start about 5000 years ago and deduce this is evidence of the greatest advancement in the history of mankind. These deductions are all incorrect. Find out what these and other curious tidbits really mean, and how theyll change your world view forever. Ever wondered where the Noah floodwater went? Find out where it came from and finallywhere it went! Radioactive Carbon 14 in our atmosphere isnt at equilibrium: it forms at a faster rate than it breaks down. Why? And why is that crucial in figuring out the age of the earth? Ever wondered what caused different races? How about Dinosaurs? Find out what killed them recently, and be prepared for a shock, because they arent all dead! One of the plagues of Egypt was the river of blood, but this happened in more places than just Egypt. Find out the cause. This book solves the Bermuda Triangle disappearances, invisibility, the Tower of Babel, frozen wooly mammoths, erratics, massive fossil sites all around the globe, destruction of Mu, and Atlantis. We also figure out the origin, of reincarnation, the underworld, the continents, the seven heavens, pole shifts, the Sumerians, and not just the origin of the gods, we find out who they are! How can one book solve so much? Read: Earth, Man & Devolution. I've created anew cover for my book and added 1/3 more material as well as fully illustrated the book. If you have an older edition feel free to contact me for the 3rd edition updates with new cover and all the illustrations for free. (I'm also the artist for my book)I'm on facebook in Victoria BC under Rick Pilotte Some of the books and authors that helped with some key information were Charles Hapgood; Maps of the Ancient Sea Kings, Immanuel Velikovsky, Earth in Upheaval, Wallace Budge (Book of the dead), The Hollow Earth by Raymond Bernard and many more. You can also see some of my letters published in Atlantis Rising magazine by doing an internet search of my title, or however it's done. (I've had 6 letters published to date)

Devolution, Port Governance and Port Performance

Devolution, Port Governance and Port Performance [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 9780080467078
Author: Mary R Brooks,Kevin Cullinane
Publisher: Elsevier
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Devolution, Port Governance and Port Performance by Mary R Brooks,Kevin Cullinane Book Resume:

The relationship between ports and governments has changed profoundly over the past quarter of a century. Many governments have sought to extract themselves from the business of port operations and, in many cases, the provision of port services has devolved to local governments, communities or private management and administration. As such devolution implies a change in governance model, this trend raises questions about consequent performance. This issue examines the changed port management environment, focusing particularly on government policies such as devolution, regulatory reform and newly imposed governance models, all of which have exerted a significant influence over the nature of that changed environment. The issue is structured so as to first explore the devolution and port reform approaches for 14 countries or regions, before examining how ports are governed and what the choice of governance might mean for their performance. Part I introduces the issue, and provides a framework for defining the basic concepts involved in devolution; it paints a picture of the current port environment, its likely future evolution and the expected impact this will have on the functioning of ports. Part II examines the port industry in 14 countries or administrations, and presents the thinking behind any devolution programs that have been implemented. Part III focuses on port governance and devolution generally, and examines governance from both strategic management and economics perspectives, including topics such as governance models, supranational governance and stakeholder conflict. Part IV examines the measurement of port performance and closes by providing conclusions and a future research agenda. This issue will be of interest to port managers, government officials and academics alike. *Examines the relationship between ports and governments with a focus on devolution *Divided into sections that provide an overview, evaluate the port industry, disucss port governance, and suggest new measures of port performance *14 countries or regions are addressed

Al-Qaeda's Post-9/11 Devolution

Al-Qaeda's Post-9/11 Devolution [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 144115289X
Author: Anthony Celso
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
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Al-Qaeda's Post-9/11 Devolution by Anthony Celso Book Resume:

This examination of al-Qaeda's decline since the 9/11 attacks focuses on the terror organization's mutation and fragmentation. It looks at its partnership with the local and regional jihadist networks that played a pivotal role in the Madrid, London, and Fort Hood attacks, arguing that, although initially successful, such alliances actually unraveled following both anti-terror policies and a growing rejection of violent jihadism in the Muslim world. Challenging conventional theories about al-Qaeda and homegrown terrorism, the book claims that jihadist attacks are now organized by overlapping international and regional networks that have become frustrated in their inability to enforce regime change and their ideological goals. The discussion spans the war on terror, analyzing major post 9/11 attacks, the failed jihadist struggle in Iraq, al-Qaeda's affiliates, and the organization's future prospects after the death of Osama Bin Laden and the Arab Spring. This assessment of the future of the jihadist struggle against Muslim governments and homegrown Islamic terrorism in the West will be an invaluable resource to anyone studying terrorism and Islamic extremism.

Devolution

Devolution [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 195001584X
Author: Susan Katrinka Butler
Publisher: Strategic Book Publishing & Rights Agency
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Devolution by Susan Katrinka Butler Book Resume:

A life form was trapped, nearly burned out of existence. Transported from a warzone to this earth, different timeline, it was infused with human DNA to be raised as human to survive. It grew rapidly, more rapidly than geneticists had expected. Yet, it was aware, just unsure of current surroundings in an alien culture. It was rescued too soon from the healing crèche for it to reconstruct complete memory of existence, but could learn, adapt. Always had. She was female, pleasingly; it felt right. She was called Katherine, here, a human designation. Ironically, even different, the only obstacle apparent was her difficulty in vocally copying human speech. Even instinctually understanding all languages, here or elsewhere, this human English with its double meanings of words was befuddling. In growing, learning rules, she’s drawn to a dark professor, feeling kinship despite opposite color of outer shell. He’s not rebuffed by her vocal disability as are others! He learns signing to communicate, yet actually understands her sounds of high-pitched chirrups. She feels closely interconnected with him—she knows his scent, feels she found her rightfully chosen mate after all this time. She feels his thoughts. He truly loves her even against his learned human nature! Details didn’t matter; they’d relearn, together . . . but something went wrong. These human creatures were still mucking about the timeline . . . again.

The Oxford Handbook of British Politics

The Oxford Handbook of British Politics [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0191570443
Author: Matthew Flinders,Andrew Gamble,Colin Hay,Michael Kenny
Publisher: OUP Oxford
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The Oxford Handbook of British Politics by Matthew Flinders,Andrew Gamble,Colin Hay,Michael Kenny Book Resume:

The study of British politics has been reinvigorated in recent years as a generation of new scholars seeks to build-upon a distinct disciplinary heritage while also exploring new empirical territory and finds much support and encouragement from previous generations in forging new grounds in relation to theory and methods. It is in this context that The Oxford Handbook of British Politics has been conceived. The central ambition of the Handbook is not just to illustrate both the breadth and depth of scholarship that is to be found within the field. It also seeks to demonstrate the vibrancy and critical self-reflection that has cultivated a much sharper and engaging, and notably less insular, approach to the terrain it seeks to explore and understand. In this emphasis on critical engagement, disciplinary evolution, and a commitment to shaping rather than re-stating the discipline The Oxford Handbook of British Politics is consciously distinctive. In showcasing the diversity now found in the analysis of British politics, the Handbook is built upon three foundations. The first principle that underpins the volume is a broad understanding of 'the political'. It covers a much broader range of topics, themes and issues than would commonly be found within a book on British politics. This emphasis on an inclusive approach also characterises the second principle that has shaped this collection - namely, diversity in relation to commissioned authors. The final principle focuses on the distinctiveness of the study of British politics. Each chapter seeks to reflect on what is distinctive- both in terms of the empirical nature of the issue of concern, and the theories and methods that have been deployed to unravel the nature and causes of the debate. The result is a unique volume that: draws-upon the intellectual strengths of the study of British politics; reflects the innate diversity and inclusiveness of the discipline; isolates certain distinctive issues and then reflects on their broader international relevance; and finally looks to the future by pointing towards emerging or overlooked areas of research.

Mediating Power-Sharing

Mediating Power-Sharing [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 135125054X
Author: Feargal Cochrane,Neophytos Loizides,Thibaud Bodson
Publisher: Routledge
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Mediating Power-Sharing by Feargal Cochrane,Neophytos Loizides,Thibaud Bodson Book Resume:

This book focuses on the design and operation of power-sharing in deeply divided societies. Beyond this starting point, it seeks to examine the different ways in which consociational institutions emerge from negotiations and peace settlements across three counter-intuitive cases – post-Brexit referendum Northern Ireland, the Brussels Capital Region and Cyprus. Across each of the chapters, the analysis assesses how the design or mediation of these various forms of power-sharing demonstrate similarity, difference and complexity in how consociationalism has been conceived of and operated within each of these contexts. Finally, a key objective of the book is to explore and evaluate how ideas surrounding power-sharing have evolved and changed incrementally within each of the empirical contexts. The unifying argument within the book is that power-sharing has to have the capacity to adapt to changing political circumstances, and that this can be achieved through the interplay of formal and informal micro-level refinements to these institutions and the procedures that govern them, that allow such institutions to evolve over time in ways that increase their utility as conflict transformation governance structures for deeply divided societies. This book fills the gap in the published literature between theoretical and empirical studies of power-sharing, and will be of much interest to students of peace and conflict studies, consociationalism, European politics and IR in general.

Federal Preparedness Circular 65

Federal Preparedness Circular 65 [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10:
Author: U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Publisher: Good Press
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Federal Preparedness Circular 65 by U.S. Department of Homeland Security Book Resume:

"Federal Preparedness Circular 65" by U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

The Dynamics of Devolution

The Dynamics of Devolution [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1845405455
Author: Alan Trench
Publisher: Andrews UK Limited
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The Dynamics of Devolution by Alan Trench Book Resume:

This book is the fifth, and final, volume in the State of the Nations yearbook series on devolution in the UK. This book explores the future of devolution, by examining the new political dynamics devolution has put into play. These concern devolution's operation and also its impact - how devolution has altered politics in the parts of the UK that experience devolution and in the UK as a whole. Chapters examine the key topics in devolution, and examine the interplay between institutional change and social, economic and political forces (both those that existed before devolution and those brought into being by it). This interplay creates scope for varying forms of change, but what that change means varies from topic to topic. In some cases - such as Wales - institutional issues remain to the fore, while in others - such as Scotland - pressures for institutional change are relatively limited but the devolved institutions create scope for new political factors to come into play.

Devolution in the United Kingdom

Devolution in the United Kingdom [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0748669736
Author: Russell Deacon
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
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Devolution in the United Kingdom by Russell Deacon Book Resume:

This introduction to the major changes caused by devolution looks at both the historical background and contemporary political events. It assesses the operation, strengths and weaknesses of the devolved state, using highly relevant case studies to illustr