The Mirror of Worlds: The Second Volume of 'The Crown of the by David Drake

By David Drake

The reflect of the Worlds is the second within the Crown of the Isles trilogy, on the way to finish the epic Lord of the Isles sequence.  The citadel of Glass began the tale of the way the recent country of the Isles is finally brought into being via the gang of heroes and heroines who've been critical to the entire books within the sequence: Prince Garric, inheritor to the throne of the Isles, his consort Liane, his sister Sharina, her herculean sweetheart Cashel, and his sister Ilna.  The powers of magic within the Isles have flooded to a thousand-year top, or even neighborhood magicians can practice robust spells in most cases past their regulate. very good forces from all angles threaten, making an attempt to keep Garric and his partners apart to thwart the reunification of the Isles. Now the realm itself has suffered a paranormal upheaval. the sea has receded and the Isles became the better flooring of a newly shaped continent. however the new continent is a patchwork of geography from the dispast and destiny, peopled through creatures from all instances and areas. Garric and his partners needs to now fight for the survival of humanity.

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Developments in e-Government: A Critical Analysis - Volume by D. Griffin, P. Trevorrow, E. Halpin

By D. Griffin, P. Trevorrow, E. Halpin

This book units out to supply a extra serious evaluate of advancements in e-government. The analytical instruments, frameworks and theoretical views hired via the members may still permit scholars and practitioners to research and critique neighborhood, nationwide and worldwide development in project technology-enabled swap within the approaches of presidency. The scope of the publication contains the realm frequently linked to e-government, i.e. carrier supply through a variety of degrees of presidency. additionally, it examines the rising quarter of e-democracy, during which know-how is being applied to supply a electronic presence for the democratic techniques of presidency. The ebook is a synthesis of theoretical contributions and empirical investigations. The individuals were assembled from around the eu Union and past to give empirical facts from stories undertaken in a few diversified nations. the information won from the implementation of e-government on a global scale, on the nationwide and native point, should still supply an invaluable reference element for coverage makers and teachers which are steerage and comparing destiny advancements in e-government.IOS Press is a global technology, technical and clinical writer of top of the range books for teachers, scientists, and pros in all fields. the various components we submit in: -Biomedicine -Oncology -Artificial intelligence -Databases and data platforms -Maritime engineering -Nanotechnology -Geoengineering -All points of physics -E-governance -E-commerce -The wisdom economic system -Urban reports -Arms keep watch over -Understanding and responding to terrorism -Medical informatics -Computer Sciences

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Twenty-First Century Readings of 'Tender is the Night' by William Blazek, Laura Rattray

By William Blazek, Laura Rattray

Bringing jointly verified Fitzgerald students from the uk, Europe and North the United States, this assortment bargains 11 new readings of F. Scott Fitzgerald's 1934 novel, smooth is the evening. whereas the good Gatsby keeps to draw extra cognizance than the remainder of Fitzgerald's oeuvre mixed, chronic, if rare, writings on gentle is the evening from the Fifties onwards point out that, like Gatsby's eco-friendly gentle, Fitzgerald's fourth novel keeps either to perplex and intrigue. as well as the inevitable biographical interpretations, the unconventional has, in myriad readings, been considered as: a wedding novel, a textual content of disturbed psychology, a textual content nostalgically marking the passing of a expertise and a time, an superseded "Jazz Age" tale, and "the nice novel approximately American history". This new selection of essays opens feedback of soft Is the evening to a brand new iteration of students delivering new methods for readers to understand this advanced, compelling, and profound work.Contributors comprise edi

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Special Issue: Constitutional Politics in a Conservative Era by Austin Sarat

By Austin Sarat

This quantity of "Studies in legislations, Politics, and Society" provides a different certain factor "Constitutional Politics in a Conservative Era". This factor brings jointly the paintings of best students of Constitutionalism, Constitutional legislations, and politics within the usa to take inventory of the sphere to chart its development, and aspect the best way for its destiny improvement. a lot of ways americans have thought of Constitutional legislations has, till lately, been ruled through types built throughout the Warren courtroom period. at the present time, in spite of the fact that, students search new techniques, techniques that don't take with no consideration liberal hegemony within the courts. between those, theories of renowned constitutionalism and judicial minimalism seem to be more and more well known. How may still students take into consideration American courts in an period of conservative domination of the judiciary? What should/will constitutional politics within the usa seem like over the following decade?

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The United States and the United Nations: Congressional by Benn L. Bongang

By Benn L. Bongang

Bongang unearths that the U.S. Congress made up our minds the content material of United international locations via a coercive investment approach together with withholding dues until eventually reforms have been applied. The coercive investment laws, Helms-Biden, even though bipartisan, used to be encouraged via principles from conservative coverage think-tanks. Bongang strains the evolution of ambivalent attitudes in Congress in the direction of foreign enterprises. those ranged from the rejection of the League of countries within the Senate to enthusiasm for the production of the United Nations.. Such swings, Bongang contends, are in line with the good judgment of the USA s particular and dominant function within the 20th century. The publication is therefore a case learn constant of American exceptionalism and hegemony, and it emphasizes the significance of principles in international coverage.

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The Price of Progress: Public Services, Taxation, and the by R. Rudy Higgens-Evenson

By R. Rudy Higgens-Evenson

Among the Civil struggle and the nice melancholy, dual revolutions swept via American company and executive. In enterprise, huge enterprises got here to dominate complete sectors and markets. In executive, new providers and organisations, specifically on the urban and country degrees, sprang as much as ameliorate a large spectrum of social difficulties. In the cost of growth, R. Rudy Higgens-Evenson deals a clean research of therelationship among these revolutions. utilizing formerly unexploited facts from the once a year studies of country treasurers and comptrollers, he offers a close, empirical review of the products and companies supplied to voters, in addition to the assets extracted from them, by way of country governments through the Gilded Age and innovative Era.Focusing on manhattan, Massachusetts, California, and Kansas, yet together with information on thirteen different states, his comparative research means that the "corporate country" originated in tax rules designed to finance new and cutting edge executive services.Business and govt grew jointly in a stunning and intricate style. within the past due 19th century, prone similar to psychological health and wellbeing take care of the needy and unfastened basic schooling for all teenagers created new traces at the states' outdated estate tax structures. with a view to pay for newly developed nation asylums and faculties, states experimented for the 1st time with company taxation as a income, linking nation sales to the profitability of industries comparable to railroads and utilities. to manage their tax money owed, huge businessesintensified lobbying efforts in nation legislatures, captured very important positions in nation tax bureaus, and backed numerous government-efficiency reform organisations. The accidental results of company taxation—imposed to permit states to satisfy their obligations to their citizens—was the construction of more and more intimate ties among politicians, bureaucrats, company leaders, and revolutionary voters. by means of the Nineteen Twenties, quite a few "corporate states" had proliferated around the kingdom, each one formed by means of a selected mixture of taxation and public companies, each one providing a case examine in how the enterprise of the USA, as President Calvin Coolidge placed it, grew to become company.

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