The New Jim Crow

Author: Michelle Alexander
Publisher: Antje Kunstmann
ISBN: 3956141598
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Die Wahl von Barack Obama im November 2008 markierte einen historischen Wendepunkt in den USA: Der erste schwarze Präsident schien für eine postrassistische Gesellschaft und den Triumph der Bürgerrechtsbewegung zu stehen. Doch die Realität in den USA ist eine andere. Obwohl die Rassentrennung, die in den sogenannten Jim-Crow-Gesetzen festgeschrieben war, im Zuge der Bürgerrechtsbewegung abgeschafft wurde, sitzt heute ein unfassbar hoher Anteil der schwarzen Bevölkerung im Gefängnis oder ist lebenslang als kriminell gebrandmarkt. Ein Status, der die Leute zu Bürgern zweiter Klasse macht, indem er sie ihrer grundsätzlichsten Rechte beraubt – ganz ähnlich den explizit rassistischen Diskriminierungen der Jim-Crow-Ära. In ihrem Buch, das in Amerika eine breite Debatte ausgelöst hat, argumentiert Michelle Alexander, dass die USA ihr rassistisches System nach der Bürgerrechtsbewegung nicht abgeschafft, sondern lediglich umgestaltet haben. Da unter dem perfiden Deckmantel des »War on Drugs« überproportional junge männliche Schwarze und ihre Communities kriminalisiert werden, funktioniert das drakonische Strafjustizsystem der USA heute wie das System rassistischer Kontrolle von gestern: ein neues Jim Crow.

The Design of Everyday Things

Author: Norman Don
Publisher: Vahlen
ISBN: 3800648105
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Apple, Audi, Braun oder Samsung machen es vor: Gutes Design ist heute eine kritische Voraussetzung für erfolgreiche Produkte. Dieser Klassiker beschreibt die fundamentalen Prinzipien, um Dinge des täglichen Gebrauchs umzuwandeln in unterhaltsame und zufriedenstellende Produkte. Don Norman fordert ein Zusammenspiel von Mensch und Technologie mit dem Ziel, dass Designer und Produktentwickler die Bedürfnisse, Fähigkeiten und Handlungsweisen der Nutzer in den Vordergrund stellen und Designs an diesen angepasst werden. The Design of Everyday Things ist eine informative und spannende Einführung für Designer, Marketer, Produktentwickler und für alle an gutem Design interessierten Menschen. Zum Autor Don Norman ist emeritierter Professor für Kognitionswissenschaften. Er lehrte an der University of California in San Diego und der Northwest University in Illinois. Mitte der Neunzigerjahre leitete Don Norman die Advanced Technology Group bei Apple. Dort prägte er den Begriff der User Experience, um über die reine Benutzbarkeit hinaus eine ganzheitliche Erfahrung der Anwender im Umgang mit Technik in den Vordergrund zu stellen. Norman ist Mitbegründer der Beratungsfirma Nielsen Norman Group und hat unter anderem Autohersteller von BMW bis Toyota beraten. „Keiner kommt an Don Norman vorbei, wenn es um Fragen zu einem Design geht, das sich am Menschen orientiert.“ Brand Eins 7/2013 „Design ist einer der wichtigsten Wettbewerbsvorteile. Dieses Buch macht Spaß zu lesen und ist von größter Bedeutung.” Tom Peters, Co-Autor von „Auf der Suche nach Spitzenleistungen“

Law for Nurse Leaders Second Edition

Author: Diana Ballard, JD, MBA, RN
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 0826133576
Format: PDF
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Praise for the First Edition: "This book is so well written! I cannot say enough positive things about the material I have read. ...This is excellent material and should be a 'stock' book in the library of every nurse!"--Helen Gordon, DNP, MS, CNM, Assistant Professor, Duke School of Nursing One of the most hotly discussed and debated areas of society today, health care law carries a host of legal and ethical complexities that nurses and providers must increasingly recognize and factor into their best decision making. This convenient and comprehensive reference, written by expert nurse attorneys, untangles the legal dilemmas often encountered in contemporary nursing practice, such as nursing malpractice/negligence and liability, risk management, corporate compliance, employment law, business law, and dispute resolution as they relate to health care law and nursing practice. Written with the same no-nonsense, understandable language of the first edition, this revision continues to break down the often complex legalese of health care law and now includes two completely new chapters on the evolving roles of advanced practice nurses and managing disasters and public health emergencies. Multiple case studies and legal analyses walk the reader through the varied scenarios nurse leaders will confront with staff and patient-related legal issues they will encounter on a regular basis. New to the Second Edition: Revised to reflect multiple changes in health care law and updated information to the nursing/legal arena A new chapter, "Advanced Practice Nursing," covers increasing responsibilities in primary care, dynamics of health care reform, and changing nursing roles A New chapter, "Disasters and Public Health Emergencies," discusses major laws governing these events and hospital emergency operations plans Key Features: Serves as a comprehensive text for undergraduate and graduate programs Includes Objectives, Conclusions and Trends, and Key Points in each chapter Presents real-life cases and interactive features to reinforce learning Addresses business topics and corporate law, not typically covered in similar texts Covers nursing malpractice, risk management, employment law, business law, corporate compliance, and dispute resolution

Investigations in the Workplace Second Edition

Author: Eugene F. Ferraro
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1439814805
Format: PDF, Docs
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The process of investigation is dynamic and fluid. The approach must be reasonable and the investigator flexible. However, in order to be successful, every investigation must have a meaningful purpose and be executed ethically and lawfully. Inevitably, employers must invest time, money, and patience to ensure they obtain demonstrable and actionable results. To achieve this and reduce the exposure to unnecessary business disruptions and litigation, every workplace investigation must by driven by process. Investigations in the Workplace, Second Edition provides both novice and experienced investigators with the most insightful and useful information available on the methods and processes for the proper and safe investigation of workplace crime and misconduct. Gleaned from Eugene Ferraro’s nearly three decades of experience, the book is designed for easy reading and use—dispelling common myths and presenting new approaches, methods, and strategies. Revised and updated with more methods, techniques, and case studies, this powerful book also includes new diagrams, checklists, and visuals to help readers put the material in context and make their investigations soar. Each chapter begins with Key Learning Points and is supplemented with boxed Tips, Traps, and Common Mistakes. An exhaustive appendix includes a glossary of common investigative terms, sample surveillance and investigative reports, advice on digital evidence, and more. Investigations in the Workplace, Second Edition is a must-read for corporate investigators and security professionals, human resources and law enforcement personnel, attorneys, and anyone else tasked with conducting or supervising workplace investigations. Immediate Benefits: Strengthen your interviewing skills and gain valuable insight into the process of modern fact-finding Learn the latest techniques, methods and processes Discover how to build air-tight cases that can withstand the rigors of legal challenges Learn to conduct fast, efficient investigations and obtain the highest possible return on investment from every investigation. Get access to forms, checklists and other valuable tools to help you conduct efficient and professional investigations

Labour Law Rules Second Edition

Author: Marie Mcgregor
Publisher: Siber Ink
ISBN: 1920025960
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Labour Law Rules! is a book designed primarily as an introductory text for students encountering labour law for the first time, whether their goal is a law degree or some other discipline involving a basic knowledge of the labour relations regulatory regime in South Africa. In the past two years, since publication of the first edition of Labour Law Rules!, some significant events took place which impacted on labour law, resulting in a number of changes proposed to reform labour law. The new edition of Labour Law Rules! aims to lay a sound and up to date foundation of basic labour law rules which will enable students to be empowered to assist in shaping the future working environment and laws of the country. The second edition of the bestselling text book Labour Law Rules! continues to provide a highly accessible text on labour, equity, social security, skills development and related laws, fully updated to include the latest changes and amendments in labour law in South Africa. It discusses these laws against the backdrop of South Africa as a member state of the ILO and the economic and socio-economic context in the country.

AAA Handbook on Mediation Second Edition

Author: American Arbitration Association
Publisher: Juris Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 1933833505
Format: PDF
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Assembled from Dispute Resolution Journal - the flagship publication of the American Arbitration Association - the chapters in the Handbook have all, where necessary, been revised and updated prior to publication. The book is succinct, comprehensive and a practical introduction to the use of arbitration and ADR, written by leading practitioners and scholars. The Handbook begins with a thorough introduction into the practice of mediation and offers advice and strategies in preparing for and conducting successful mediations. It explores the use of mediator evaluations, (i.e. opinions as to the likely outcome or value of legal claims), reframing (i.e. restating or rephrasing statements of conflict), risk analysis, the underlying psychology and bridging of cultural gaps, among many other areas included to assist mediators in achieving the best results. Attorneys are provided with guidance on establishing a mediation practice, preparing clients for mediation, negotiation tactics, and how to answer a client’s questions regarding the process of mediation. It discusses confidentiality and ethics in mediation and also addresses the use of mediation in specific types of disputes, such as business to business matters, construction, medical malpractice, governmental agencies including environmental agencies, and in the workplace. Lastly, it touches on various mediation issues as they arise in the legal system. The chapters were selected from an extensive body of writings and, in the main, represent world-class assessments of arbitration and ADR practice. All the major facets of the field are addressed and provide the reader with comprehensive and accurate information, lucid evaluations, and an indication of future developments. They not only acquaint, but also ground the reader in the field.

The European Union Explained Second Edition

Author: Andreas Staab
Publisher: Indiana University Press
ISBN: 0253001641
Format: PDF, Docs
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This brief and accessible introduction to the European Union is ideal for scholars and professionals in government, business, the media, or the nonprofit sector who need a concise overview of the structure, history, and policies of the EU. This new edition also provides useful background reading for advanced high school and college courses and for those planning overseas study, work, or research. Andreas Staab offers basic terms and interpretive frameworks for understanding the evolution of the EU; the overall structure, purpose, and mandate of its main constituent divisions; and key policy areas, such as market unification. The entire text has been thoroughly updated to incorporate information about key actors, terms, and new developments, and a new chapter on environmental policy has been added.

Your rights at work

Author: Darien Auburn McWhirter
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Incorporated
ISBN:
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Employee laws are always changing and being informed of one's rights as an employee or employer is not an easy task. The last three years alone have seen the 1991 Federal Civil Rights Act, a new definition of sexual harassment, the Polygraph Protection Act, and new laws on age and handicap discrimination. To explain these and many other employment laws and their implication, Darien McWhirter, an employment law attorney, has updated Your Rights at Work. Laws and, more importantly, what they mean to you are explained more thoroughly and clearly than in any other single source. The first edition was cited by The New York Public Library as "one of the best reference books of 1989." With 40 percent new material, including a new chapter on religious discrimination as well as one on immigration, the Second Edition promises to remain the most authoritative defense you can have on the job without the expense of legal counsel. In a practical, easy-to-use format, and through the use of many case studies and examples, the book shows how each state interprets legislation in detailed state-by-state checklist, important steps to take if you think you've been discriminated against in any way, what your rights are if you're injured, how to use your employee handbook as a legally binding contract, what to do if you've been terminated or wrongfully discharged, how to negotiate a contract, which states are "pro-boss" and which are "pro-employee", when to take legal action, and much more.