Africa 2013

Author: J. Tyler Dickovick
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1475804725
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The World Today Series: Africa provides necessary information on all the countries on the African continent, providing an overview of political and economic histories, current events, and emerging trends. Published annually, this work covers the latest changes and news in African affairs. Each country is examined in terms of several categories: Basic Facts, Land and People, The Past: Political and Economic History, The Present: Contemporary Issues, and The Future. In addition to country chapters, the book features extended essays on Africa’s Historical Background and The Colonial Period, as well a new essay this year on Africa in 2012. With its combination of factual accuracy and detail set alongside informed projections about the future of Africa’s many diverse and distinctive countries, the book is designed as an authoritative resource for students, researchers, practitioners in international development, media, government officials, and potential investors.

Terrorism and Transnational Security Threats in West Africa

Author: Adebayo E. Adeyemi PhD
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1503598179
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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While it could be arguably stated that West Africa has achieved remarkable and sustainable progress in the areas of democratic governance and economic growth, the subregion, over the past few years, has been challenged by terrorism and other transnational security threats. Innocent civilians are continuously killed, security operatives and providers of humanitarian assistance are targeted, and properties and infrastructures are wantonly destroyed, thus culminating in significant displacement of people and acute poverty. If these developments are not carefully and timely addressed, they are capable of eroding progress so far recorded. It is against this background that this book examines the different manifestations of terrorism and related transnational security challenges in West Africa, with a view to exploring the internal and external sources and drivers of instability, establishing the linkages between terrorism and transnational threats, and reviewing the various steps taken in recent time to strengthen the subregions capacity to prevent and address the menace of terrorism and other security challenges and make necessary policy recommendations based on comprehensive best practices.

Africa An Encyclopedia of Culture and Society 3 volumes

Author: Toyin Falola Ph.D.
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1598846663
Format: PDF
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These volumes offer a one-stop resource for researching the lives, customs, and cultures of Africa's nations and peoples. • Supplies entries that are more extensive than in most comparable encyclopedic works • Arranges content alphabetically by country, then by topic, with suggestions for further reading following each • Includes contributions from numerous eminent scholars of African history • Provides a clear African voice via entries from scholars from the African continent

Africa 2014

Author: J. Tyler Dickovick
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1475812388
Format: PDF, Docs
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The World Today Series: Africa provides necessary information on all the countries on the African continent, including a thorough and expert overview of political and economic histories, current events, and emerging trends. Published annually, this work covers the latest changes and news in African affairs. Each country is examined in terms of several categories: Basic Facts; Land and People; The Past: Political and Economic History; The Present: Contemporary Issues; and The Future. In addition to country chapters, the book features extended essays on Africa’s Historical Background and The Colonial Period, as well a new essay this year on Africa in 2013. With its combination of factual accuracy and detail set alongside informed projections about the future of Africa’s many diverse and distinctive countries, the book is specially designed as an authoritative and easy-to-use resource for students, researchers, practitioners in international development, media professionals, government officials, and potential investors.

The USA and The World 2013

Author: David M. Keithly
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1475805047
Format: PDF, ePub
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USA and the World endeavors to describe not only what happened, but to put events in the context of the past and to criticize policy actions as appropriate. The result goes deeper than most of what appears in current publications.

Latin America 2013

Author: Robert T. Buckman
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1475804814
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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A comprehensive, timely and entertaining account of the political, cultural and economic dynamics of more than 30 discrete countries of the Western Hemisphere, this book is updated each year, providing students with the most recent information possible.

Western Europe 2013

Author: Wayne C. Thompson
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1475805071
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Western Europe is an annually updated presentation of each sovereign country in Western Europe, past and present.

The Middle East and South Asia 2013

Author: Malcolm Russell
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1475804873
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This volume is designed to place in context the passionate controversies and emotional attachments of the two billion people who live, study, work, love, and die in the Middle East and South Asia. Understanding these regions means more than annually-updated details of the governments, politics, cultures and economies of the 24 nations and assorted territories. Special chapters address significant issues of continuing international importance, including access to water, the role of oil, and the 2011 Arab spring. Both regions, after all, contain types of people misunderstood and often intensely disliked by others. Where religion intrudes on politics, the Afghan Taliban oppose educating girls, Hindu fanatics rampage in India, Iranian militiamen shoot demonstrators, Islamic extremists impose shari’a law, and Jewish Ultra-Orthodox send women to the back of the bus. Readers bombarded with superficial news bites and slanted reporting might never sense the other accomplishments of these same societies. Islamic charities and societies bring relief to the impoverished, Israel’s scholars win Nobel prizes, and most Indians cherish long-standing religious toleration. The author of this volume attempts to let the reader draw conclusions from the evidence.

Hidden Champions des 21 Jahrhunderts

Author: Hermann Simon
Publisher: Campus Verlag
ISBN: 3593383802
Format: PDF, Mobi
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In Deutschland, Österreich und der Schweiz gibt es mehr als 1000 Weltmarktführer. Verborgen vor der Öffentlichkeit ziehen sie ihre erstaunlichen Erfolgsbahnen, lehren die weltweite Konkurrenz das Fürchten und verändern unsere Welt mit ihren Innovationen. Diese Firmen haben eine Million neue Arbeitsplätze geschaffen. Und so sind über 100 neue Milliardenunternehmen entstanden.

Bullshit Jobs

Author: David Graeber
Publisher: Klett-Cotta
ISBN: 3608115064
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Ein Bullshit-Job ist eine Beschäftigungsform, die so völlig sinnlos, unnötig oder schädlich ist, dass selbst der Arbeitnehmer ihre Existenz nicht rechtfertigen kann. Es geht also gerade nicht um Jobs, die niemand machen will, sondern um solche, die eigentlich niemand braucht. Im Zuge des technischen Fortschritts sind zahlreiche Arbeitsplätze durch Maschinen ersetzt worden. Trotzdem ist die durchschnittliche Arbeitszeit nicht etwa gesunken, sondern auf durchschnittlich 41,5 Wochenstunden gestiegen. Wie konnte es dazu kommen? David Graeber zeigt in seinem bahnbrechenden neuen Buch, warum immer mehr überflüssige Jobs entstehen und welche verheerenden Konsequenzen diese Entwicklung für unsere Gesellschaft hat. Im Jahr 1930 sagte der britische Ökonom John Maynard Keynes voraus, dass durch den technischen Fortschritt heute niemand mehr als 15 Stunden pro Woche arbeiten müsse. Fast ein Jahrhundert danach stellt David Graeber fest, dass die Gegenwart anders aussieht: Die durchschnittliche Arbeitszeit ist gestiegen und immer mehr Menschen üben Tätigkeiten aus, die unproduktiv und daher eigentlich überflüssig sind – als Immobilienmakler, Investmentbanker oder Unternehmensberater. Es sind Jobs, die keinen sinnvollen gesellschaftlichen Beitrag leisten. Es sind Bullshit-Jobs. Warum bezahlt eine Ökonomie solche Tätigkeiten, die sie nicht braucht? Wie ist es zu dieser Entwicklung gekommen? Und was können wir dagegen tun? David Graeber, einer der radikalsten politischen Denker unserer Zeit, geht diesem Phänomen auf den Grund. Ein packendes Plädoyer gegen die Ausweitung sinnloser Arbeit, die die moralischen Grundfesten unserer Gesellschaft ins Wanken bringt.