Key Concepts in Critical Management Studies

Author: Mark Tadajewski,Pauline Maclaran,Elizabeth Parsons,Martin Parker

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1849205698

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 240

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Ideal as an introduction and as a quick reference, Key Concepts in Critical Management Studies explores the essential concepts used within the field today. Specially edited and written by a range of international experts, key ideas are succinctly explained and illustrated beyond a simple definition. Further reading suggestions and cross-referencing provide the reader with means to develop their knowledge further. With over 50 entries, from Actor Network Theory to Utopianism, readers have instant access and explanation of the most influential concepts in CMS literature.


International Politics and Institutions in Time

Author: Orfeo Fioretos

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0191061611

Category: Political Science

Page: 352

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International Politics and Institutions in Time is the definitive exploration, by a group of leading international relations scholars, of the contribution of the historical institutionalism tradition for the study of international politics. Historical institutionalism is a counterpoint to the rational choice and sociological traditions of analysis in the study of international institutions, bringing particular attention to how timing and sequence of past events, path dependence, and other processes impact distributions of global power, policy choices, and the outcome of international political battles. This book places particular emphasis on the sources of stability and change in major international institutions, such as those shaping state sovereignty and global governance, including in the areas of international organization, law, political economy, human rights, environment, and security. Featuring work by pioneering scholars, the volume is the most comprehensive collection to date on historical institutionalism in IR. It is projected to be of interest to multiple audiences including the international relations community, to historians, especially as that field is experiencing its own 'international' and 'global' turns, as well as sociologists and economists who work on institutions and international affairs.

The Oxford Handbook of Historical Institutionalism

Author: Orfeo Fioretos,Tulia G. Falleti,Adam Sheingate

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0191639842

Category: Political Science

Page: 584

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The Oxford Handbook of Historical Institutionalism offers an authoritative and accessible state-of-the-art analysis of the historical institutionalism research tradition in Political Science. Devoted to the study of how temporal processes and events influence the origin and transformation of institutions that govern political and economic relations, historical institutionalism has grown considerably in the last two decades. With its attention to past, present, and potential future contributions to the research tradition, the volume represents an essential reference point for those interested in historical institutionalism. Written in accessible style by leading scholars, thirty-eight chapters detail the contributions of historical institutionalism to an expanding array of topics in the study of comparative, American, European, and international politics.

Key ideas in human thought

Author: Kenneth McLeish

Publisher: Prima Lifestyles

ISBN: 9781559586504

Category: Education

Page: 789

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"We vote Key ideas the year's best browse". -- Newsweek Key Ideas in Human Thought explains 2,500 of the most important terms and concepts that have shaped the modern world. Encompassing all fields of inquiry from science to history, this rich compendium is a valuable tool for anyone.

Democracy at Large

NGOs, Political Foundations, Think Tanks and International Organizations

Author: B. Petric

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137032766

Category: Political Science

Page: 280

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An analysis of the transnationalization of politics in several societies concerned by programs of democracy promotion, the contributors to this book seek to understand how these new global norms and programs create forms of appropriation and resistance at the local level.

Key Ideas in Sociology

Author: Peter Kivisto

Publisher: Pine Forge Press

ISBN: 0761988238

Category: Social Science

Page: 224

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Key Ideas in Sociology is the only compact and portable book for undergraduate readers that links issues regarding post-modern society to the ideas and individuals that gave rise to sociological thinking in the late 19th century. This is the ideal text for idea and history oriented introductory sociology courses.

Admission Assessment Exam Review E-Book

Author: HESI

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 1455738298

Category: Medical

Page: 184

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Passing your admission assessment exam is the first step on the journey to becoming a successful health professional — make sure you’re prepared with Admission Assessment Exam Review, 3rd Edition from the testing experts at HESI! It offers complete content review and nearly 400 practice questions on the topics typically found on admission exams, including math, reading comprehension, vocabulary, grammar, biology, chemistry, anatomy and physiology, and physics. Plus, it helps you identify areas of weakness so you can focus your study time. Sample problems and step-by-step examples with explanations in the math and physics sections show you how to work through each problem so you understand the steps it takes to complete the equation. Practice tests with answer keys for each topic — located in the appendices for quick access — help you assess your understanding of each topic and familiarize you with the types of questions you’re likely to encounter on the actual exam. HESI Hints boxes offer valuable test-taking tips, as well as rationales, suggestions, examples, and reminders for specific topics. End-of-chapter review questions help you gauge your understanding of chapter content. A full-color layout and more illustrations in the life science chapters visually reinforce key concepts for better understanding. Expanded and updated content in each chapter ensures you’re studying the most current content. Basic algebra review in the math section offers additional review and practice. Color-coded chapters help you quickly find specific topic sections. Helpful organizational features in each chapter include an introduction, key terms, chapter outline, and a bulleted chapter summary to help you focus your study. A glossary at the end of the text offers quick access to key terms and their definitions.

Key Concepts in Medical Sociology

Author: Jonathan Gabe,Michael Bury,Mary Ann Elston

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780761974420

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

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This title provides a systematic and accessible introduction to medical sociology, beginning each 1500 word entry with a definition of the concept, then examines its origins, development, strengths and weaknesses, offering further reading guidance for independent learning, and drawing on international literature and examples.

Multimedia Communications

Directions and Innovations

Author: Jerry D. Gibson

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9780080512242

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 318

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The rapid advances and industry demands for networked delivery of information and pictures through computer networks and cable television has created a need for new techniques and standards for the packaging and delivery of digital information. Multimedia Communications presents the latest information from industry and academic experts on all standards, methods and protocols. Internet protocols for wireless communications, transcoding of Internet multimedia for universal access, ATM and ISDN chapters, videoconferencing standards, speech and audio coding standards, multi-casting and image compression techniques are included. Latest Internet protocols for wireless communications Transcoding of Internet multimedia for universal access ATM and ISDN chapters Videoconferencing standards Speech and audio coding standards Multi-casting Latest image compression techniques


Corporate Power and the Environment

The Political Economy of U.S. Environmental Policy

Author: George A. Gonzalez

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 0742575381

Category: Political Science

Page: 160

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Environmental policy is broadly viewed as an oasis of democracy, unspoiled by crass capitalism and undominated by corporate interests. This book counters that view. The focus of Corporate Power and the Environment is on how U.S. economic elites—corporate decisionmakers and other individuals of substantial wealth—shape the content and implementation of U.S. environmental policy to their economic and political benefit. The author uses the management of the national forests and national parks, as well as wilderness preservation policies and federal clean air policies, as case studies to show corporate power in action in even the 'purest' of policy arenas.

Key Ideas in Teaching Mathematics

Research-based guidance for ages 9-19

Author: Anne Watson,Keith Jones,Dave Pratt

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191643424

Category: Mathematics

Page: 272

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Big ideas in the mathematics curriculum for older school students, especially those that are hard to learn and hard to teach, are covered in this book. It will be a first port of call for research about teaching big ideas for students from 9-19 and also has implications for a wider range of students. These are the ideas that really matter, that students get stuck on, and that can be obstacles to future learning. It shows how students learn, why they sometimes get things wrong, and the strengths and pitfalls of various teaching approaches. Contemporary high-profile topics like modelling are included. The authors are experienced teachers, researchers and mathematics educators, and many teachers and researchers have been involved in the thinking behind this book, funded by the Nuffield Foundation. An associated website, hosted by the Nuffield Foundation, summarises the key messages in the book and connects them to examples of classroom tasks that address important learning issues about particular mathematical ideas.

Computer Vision - ECCV'98

5th European Conference on Computer Vision, Freiburg, Germany, June 2-6, 1998, Proceedings

Author: ger European Conference on Computer Vision 1998 Freiburg Im Breisgau,Hans Burkhardt,Bernd Neumann,ECCV

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783540646136

Category: Computers

Page: 884

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This two-volume set constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 5th European Conference on Computer Vision, ECCV'98, held in Freiburg, Germany, in June 1998. The 42 revised full papers and 70 revised posters presented were carefully selected from a total of 223 papers submitted. The papers are organized in sections on multiple-view geometry, stereo vision and calibration, geometry and invariances, structure from motion, colour and indexing, grouping and segmentation, tracking, condensation, matching and registration, image sequences and video, shape and shading, motion and flow, medical imaging, appearance and recognition, robotics and active vision, and motion segmentation.

A Practical Guide to Critical Thinking

Deciding What to Do and Believe

Author: David A. Hunter

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118583140

Category: Philosophy

Page: 248

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A thoroughly updated introduction to the concepts, methods, and standards of critical thinking, A Practical Guide to Critical Thinking: Deciding What to Do and Believe, Second Edition is a unique presentation of the formal strategies used when thinking through reasons and arguments in many areas of expertise. Pursuing an interdisciplinary approach to critical thinking, the book offers a broad conception of critical thinking and explores the practical relevance to conducting research across fields such as, business, education, and the biological sciences. Applying rigor when necessary, the Second Edition maintains an informal approach to the fundamental core concepts of critical thinking. With practical strategies for defining, analyzing, and evaluating reasons and arguments, the book illustrates how the concept of an argument extends beyond philosophical roots into experimentation, testing, measurement, and policy development and assessment. Featuring plenty of updated exercises for a wide range of subject areas, A Practical Guide to Critical Thinking Deciding What to Do and Believe, Second Edition also includes: Numerous real-world examples from many fields of research, which reflect the applicability of critical thinking in everyday life New topical coverage, including the nature of reasons, assertion and supposing, narrow and broad definitions, circumstantial reasons, and reasoning about causal claims Selected answers to various exercises to provide readers with instantaneous feedback to support and extend the lessons A Practical Guide to Critical Thinking Deciding What to Do and Believe, Second Edition is an excellent textbook for courses on critical thinking and logic at the undergraduate and graduate levels as well as an appropriate reference for anyone with a general interest in critical thinking skills.

Becoming a Secondary School Science Teacher

Author: Jazlin V. Ebenezer,Sharon M. Haggerty

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: 9780023313127

Category: Education

Page: 512

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This book fully employs a constructivist, inquiry-based approach. Journal activities promote reflective practice and explore personal conceptions about chapter concepts. Model lessons and a full unit of study give pre-service teachers samples of effective teaching plans. Margin notes provide definitions of important terms, guides for reflection on teaching strategies and National Science Teaching, Assessment and Professional Growth Standards. Pre- and in-service secondary school science teachers.

Key Ideas in Linguistics and the Philosophy of Language

Author: Siobhan Chapman

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 0748631429

Category: Philosophy

Page: 272

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This book offers introductory entries on 80 ideas that have shaped the study of language up to the present day. Entries are written by experts in the fields of linguistics and the philosophy of language to reflect the full range of approaches and modes of thought. Each entry includes a brief description of the idea, an account of its development, and its impact on the field of language study. The book is written in an accessible style with clear descriptions of technical terms, guides to further reading, and extensive cross-referencing between entries. A useful additional feature of this book is that it is cross-referenced throughout with Key Thinkers in Linguistics and the Philosophy of Language (Edinburgh, 2005), revealing significant connections and continuities in the two related disciplines. Ideas covered range from Sense Data, Artificial Intelligence, and Logic, through Generative Semantics, Cognitivism, and Conversation Analysis, to Political Correctness, Deconstruction, and Corpora.

Key Concepts in Operations Management

Author: Michel Leseure

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1446243524

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 312

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Electronic Inspection Copy available for instructors here Key Concepts in Operations Management introduces a selection of key concepts and techniques in the field. Concise, informative and contemporary, with consideration given to explaining the principles of the topic, as well as the relevant debates and literature, the book contains over 50 concept entries including: Operations Strategy, Managing Innovation, Process Modeling, New Product Development, Forecasting, Planning and Control, Supply Chain Management, Risk Management and many more.

Bridging the gap

college reading

Author: Brenda D. Smith

Publisher: HarperCollins College

ISBN: 9780673466921

Category: Education

Page: 451

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