Dictionary Of Social Work: The Definitive A To Z Of Social Work And Social Care

The Definitive A to Z of Social Work and Social Care

Author: Thomas, Martin,Pierson, John

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 0335238815

Category: Social Science

Page: 560

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Dictionary of Social Work is a one-stop-shop for students looking to get an insight into the key issues and concepts involved in social work. This comprehensive dictionary offers both undergraduate and postgraduate students an invaluable resource which they will be able to refer to again and again during their studies.

2016-2017 Directory of American Politics

The Definitive Guide to Political Organizations and Resources in the United States

Author: Arlander C. Brown

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1631440365

Category: Political Science

Page: 608

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The 2015–2016 edition of The Directory of American Politics is the most comprehensive listing of government and private political organizations yet published, with information on the offices of federal and state elected officials, interest groups, media outlets, Super PACs, and registered lobbyists—in short, an exhaustive listing of every significant organization and individual involved in the American political system. Each entry contains detailed contact information, including names, addresses, and telephone numbers. Also included are selected email and Internet addresses, websites, descriptions of committee assignments, senior staff by name and responsibility, a listing of sponsored legislation, and more. Entries are categorized by state, including those for congressional office holders, and are indexed alphabetically and by subject on topics ranging from voting records to campaign finance. Each person listed in the directory is also indexed alphabetically.

Political Ideologies

A Comparative Approach

Author: Mostafa Rejai

Publisher: M.E. Sharpe

ISBN: 9780765633781

Category: Political Science

Page: 241

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Designed for classroom use, this book develops a framework for the comparative analysis of political ideologies and examines the most prominent political ideologies of modern time. This revised edition has been enlarged to include feminism and environmentalism.

Political Parties and Terrorist Groups

Author: Leonard Weinberg,Ami Pedahzur,Associate Professor of Government Ami Pedahzur,Arie Perliger

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135973377

Category: Political Science

Page: 192

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This book is the definitive guide to the topical issue of the relationship between political parties that embrace the democratic process and terrorist groups which eschew the legal and procedural strictures of democracy. The fully revised edition continues to provide the most detailed theoretical and empirical analysis of this controversial issue, highlighting the fluid nature of boundaries between terrorist organisation and legitimate political party. Drawing on a vast array of data, the authors examine a large number of international case studies from Italy, Spain, Lebanon, Turkey, Iran, Israel, Palestine, Peru, Argentina, Japan and Northern Ireland. By incorporating substantial new material on ETA, Hizbollah and Hamas, this book retains its position at the forefront of the worldwide political discussion on terrorism, and continues to be essential reading for all students, academics and readers with an interest in security studies, terrorism and political violence

Political Parties and Terrorist Groups 2nd ed.

Author: Leonard Weinberg,Ami Pedahzur,Arie Perliger

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0415775361

Category: Political Science

Page: 192

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This book is the definitive guide to the topical issue of the relationship between political parties that embrace the democratic process and terrorist groups which eschew the legal and procedural strictures of democracy. The fully revised edition continues to provide the most detailed theoretical and empirical analysis of this controversial issue, highlighting the fluid nature of boundaries between terrorist organisation and legitimate political party. Drawing on a vast array of data, the authors examine a large number of international case studies from Italy, Spain, Lebanon, Turkey, Iran, Israel, Palestine, Peru, Argentina, Japan and Northern Ireland. By incorporating substantial new material on ETA, Hizbollah and Hamas, this book retains its position at the forefront of the worldwide political discussion on terrorism, and continues to be essential reading for all students, academics and readers with an interest in security studies, terrorism and political violence

Political Systems of the World

Author: J. Denis Derbyshire,Ian Derbyshire

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 9780312161729

Category: Comparative government.

Page: 684

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Provides information on the political systems of every nation, and includes information on social and economic conditions, literacy, and population characteristics

British Politics For Dummies

Author: Julian Knight

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 111898191X

Category: Political Science

Page: 312

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Your guide to British politics Packed with accessible information on the origins, history, andstructure of the UK parliamentary system, British Politics ForDummies offers a fascinating insight into the rollercoasterworld of politics. Explaining everything from key politicalideologies and the spread of democracy to the current electionprocess and the differences between political parties, this guideis the ultimate companion to British politics and elections. In the book, you'll discover the origins of democracy, politicalideologies and the British political state, how elections andBritish political parties really work, the lowdown on parliament,insight into local politics and devolution, examination of Britishpolitics on the world stage, and so much more. Includes expanded coverage of coalition governments and howthey work Features information on the key political parties, includingthe Tories, Labour, the Lib Dems, and UKIP and Britain's place inEurope Focuses on the history of devolved governments in NorthernIreland, Scotland and Wales Gives you plain-English access to the PM, the Cabinet,ministers, and civil servants, along with the role of thecourts If you're a lifelong learner interested in learning more aboutpolitics, a university or sixth-form student studying the topic, oranyone interested in boosting their knowledge of politics,British Politics For Dummieshas you covered.

Edexcel A2 Government & Politics Student Unit Guide New Edition: Unit 4B Other Ideological Traditions

Author: Barry Pavier

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1444148230

Category: Political Science

Page: 72

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Written by a senior examiner, Barry Pavier, this Edexcel A2 Government & Politics Student Unit Guide is the essential study companion for Unit 4B: Other Ideological Traditions; clear guidance on the content of the unit, with topic summaries, knowledge check questions and a quick-reference index examiner's advice throughout, so you will know what to expect in the exam and will be able to demonstrate the skills requiredexam-style questions, with graded student responses, so you can see clearly what is required to get a better grade.

The Quotable Newman

A Definitive Guide to His Central Thoughts and Ideas

Author: John Henry Newman,Dave Armstrong

Publisher: Sophia Institute Press

ISBN: 1933184841

Category: Religion

Page: 413

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To raise up Catholics who "know their creed so well that they can give an account of it," John Henry Newman -- the 19th century British Cardinal recently pronounced "Blessed" by Pope Benedict XVI preached thousands of sermons, wrote scores of books, and published countless articles explaining our Catholic faith, with particular attention to the relationship between faith and reason. So prodigious was Cardinal Newman's output that only a few souls have read all he wrote. Yet so keen was his intellect -- and so profound his love for our Lord -- that even those who've read just a few pages have profited greatly, growing quickly in knowledge, understanding, and renewed faith in God. Now comes Dave Armstrong, himself drawn forth from Protestantism by the power of Cardinal Newman's words. Eager to share Newman s wisdom with others, Armstrong has mined from over forty of Cardinal Newman's works to produce substantive passages on more than 100 topics ranging from Angels, Absolution, and the Bible, through Confession, the Eucharist, Infallibility, and the Inquisition, and reaching all the way to the Sacraments, the Saints, Transubstantiation, and the Trinity. Armstrong selected these particular passages for their beauty, to be sure, but even more for the clarity and persuasiveness with which they present and defend so many key theological positions of our Catholic Church. Whether you are a catechist, an apologist, a Catholic layman, or just a searcher after truth, you will find in these hundreds of passages a lucid consideration of most any Catholic teaching of serious concern to you. Indeed, this book covers so many topics that it actually constitutes a complete education in the doctrines of the Catholic Faith.

Paddy Machiavelli – How to Get Ahead in Irish Politics

An Entertaining and Irreverent History of Irish Politicians

Author: John Drennan

Publisher: Gill & Macmillan Ltd

ISBN: 071715808X

Category: Humor

Page: 224

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The good, the bad and the cynical – how to get ahead in Irish politics It might appear strange that a 16th-century Italian political philosopher should provide us with a roadmap to political power in Ireland, but as John Drennan’s tongue-in-cheek account Paddy Machiavelli makes clear, the gap between the parish pump and the Renaissance palazzo is a narrow one indeed. In fact, observe the Irish body politic for long enough and the lines between the Florentine’s faceless hero and our own Dáil aristocrats begin to blur ever so slightly. A veteran of countless Leinster House power plays, Drennan takes inspiration from Machiavelli’s The Prince, dispensing invaluable advice for the aspiring politician, such as how to cultivate the cloak of being an ‘ordinary decent skin’, how to choose your scapegoats carefully, and how to be a straight-talker whilst embracing vagueness. This hilarious account of the compromises that the Irish politician has to make in order to seize power is not just a ‘celebration’ of the politics of cynical amorality; it’s a timely reminder of the role we play in choosing our leaders. In this wildly entertaining book, celebrated Sunday Independent columnist John Drennan is at his best. The definitive guide to success in Irish politics, Paddy Machiavelli will have you laughing and crying all the way to the ballot box. ‘Drennan’s storytelling style is stage Irish, and like a culchie Cicero, he laces his brilliance with bile. It is the politics of Paddy and in the tradition of Hall’s Pictorial Weekly via Craggy Island.’ Gerard Howlin, The Sunday Times ‘There is a fierce intelligence and fierce independence at work here. No one escapes his gimlet eye, and he brings to the whole bizarre ecosystem of the Dáil a unique perspective, that of the insider who remains resolutely outside.’ Brendan O'Connor, The Sunday Independent ‘If Paddy really wants to know the story, generally he asks Drennan first.’ Lise Hand, Irish Independent ‘Drennan is one of the best pundits in Ireland. He has an understanding of politics that is both instinctive and intellectual.’ Pat Leahy, The Sunday Business Post ‘[Drennan] reads the political game like the sort of bookie who always leaves Cheltenham with a full satchel.’ Ivan Yates, Newstalk

Isms and Ologies: All the Movements, Ideologies and Doctrines That Have Shaped Our World

Author: Arthur Goldwag

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 9780307279071

Category: Reference

Page: 388

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A definitive, thoroughly cross-referenced resource covering more than 450 important intellectual terms, movements, religions, and more is organized into categories--such as politics, history, religion, science, philosophy, and the arts--and includes concise definitions for each entry. Original.

The Columbia Guide to African American History Since 1939

Author: Robert L Harris Jr.,Rosalyn Terborg-Penn

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 023151087X

Category: History

Page: 456

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This book is a multifaceted approach to understanding the central developments in African American history since 1939. It combines a historical overview of key personalities and movements with essays by leading scholars on specific facets of the African American experience, a chronology of events, and a guide to further study. Marian Anderson's famous 1939 concert in front of the Lincoln Memorial was a watershed moment in the struggle for racial justice. Beginning with this event, the editors chart the historical efforts of African Americans to address racism and inequality. They explore the rise of the Civil Rights and Black Power movements and the national and international contexts that shaped their ideologies and methods; consider how changes in immigration patterns have complicated the conventional "black/white" dichotomy in U.S. society; discuss the often uneasy coexistence between a growing African American middle class and a persistent and sizable underclass; and address the complexity of the contemporary African American experience. Contributors consider specific issues in African American life, including the effects of the postindustrial economy and the influence of music, military service, sports, literature, culture, business, and the politics of self-designation, e.g.,"Colored" vs. "Negro," "Black" vs. "African American". While emphasizing political and social developments, this volume also illuminates important economic, military, and cultural themes. An invaluable resource, The Columbia Guide to African American History Since 1939 provides a thorough understanding of a crucial historical period.


Radical Priorities

Author: Noam Chomsky

Publisher: A K PressDistribution

ISBN: 9781902593692

Category: Education

Page: 337

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How is it that one man can be so maligned by the Right and yet remain so misunderstood by the Left? In this updated and expanded edition, the spotlight is put on Chomsky's libertarian social and political philosophy in an engaging, easy to navigate manner. Keenly edited by C.P. Otero, this comprehensive collection of essays and interviews guides readers through the mind and motivations of world-famous social critic, linguist and dissident. Discover for yourself the man the New York Times has labelled 'the foremost gadfly of our national conscience'.

Critical Companion to Contemporary Marxism

Author: Jacques Bidet

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004145982

Category: Social Science

Page: 813

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International and interdisciplinary in range and scope, the "Critical Companion to Contemporary Marxism" provides a thorough and precise panorama of recent developments in Marxist theory in the US, Europe and beyond.

Disraeli

The Romance of Politics

Author: Robert P. O'Kell

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 1442661046

Category: History

Page: 624

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When we think of Benjamin Disraeli (1804–81), one of two images inevitably first springs to mind: either Disraeli the two-time prime minister of Britain, or Disraeli the author of major novels such as Coningsby, Sybil, and Endymion. But were these two sides of his persona entirely separate? After all, the recurring fantasy structures in Disraeli’s fictions bear a striking similarity to the imaginative ways in which he shaped his political career. Disraeli: The Romance of Politics provides a remarkable biographical portrait of Disraeli as both a statesman and a storyteller. Drawing extensively on Disraeli’s published letters and speeches, as well as on archival sources in the United Kingdom, Robert O’Kell illuminates the intimate, symbiotic relationship between his fiction and his politics. His investigation shines new light on all of Disraeli’s novels, his two governments, his imperialism, and his handling of the Irish Church Disestablishment Crisis of 1868 and the Eastern Question in the 1870s.

New Dimensions in Bioethics

Science, Ethics and the Formulation of Public Policy

Author: Arthur W. Galston,Emily G. Shurr

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1461515912

Category: Science

Page: 225

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In the last three decades, bioethics has matured into a field of study with several areas of concentration, including medical ethics, environmental ethics and more recently, genetic ethics. For reasons related to both the developmental history of the subject and to the poignancy of the problems presented, most textbooks and collections of essays have dealt with only a single area, medical ethics. In fact, to many not in the field, the word bioethics has become synonymous with medical ethics. The aim of this collection of essays, entitled New Dimensions in Bioethics: Science, Ethics and the Formation of Public Policy, is to enlarge this restrictive vision of the field as it is usually studied at universities. By combining essays relevant to medical ethics with companion essays on environmental ethics and genetic ethics, the book emphasizes similarities in the methods of analysis used in diverse bioethical problems, whether dealing with genes, with people or the environment. In this way, New Dimensions in Bioethics: Science, Ethics and the Formation of Public Policy, hopes to contribute to the intellectual unity of the subject and to suggest changes in the way bioethics can be taught and studied at both the graduate and undergraduate level.

A Historical Guide to Henry James

Author: John Carlos Rowe,Eric Haralson

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 019512135X

Category: History

Page: 271

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An excellent primer to the work and milieu of Henry James, this collection of essays highlights the historical and cultural issues that influenced the great novelist.