Guide to the Scientific Study of International Processes

Author: Sara McLaughlin Mitchell
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118277929
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Dedicated to the empirical analysis of data from the world of international relations, SSIP scholars tend to focus on interstate conflicts, civil wars, and conflict management. The range of perspectives in this edited volume provide a comprehensive introduction to SSIP theory and methodology. Fresh approach traces intellectual development of research approaches rather than merely summarizing results Features original SSIP material not found in other books Includes a number of essays with a broader assessment of SSIP methods - ideal for younger scholars interested in the approach Includes recent SSIP analyses exploring issues such as civil wars

Guide to the English School in International Studies

Author: Cornelia Navari
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118624769
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Bringing together the latest scholarship from a global group of expert contributors, this guide offers a comprehensive examination of the English School approach to the study of international relations. Explains the major ideas of the British Committee on International Relations, including the idea of and institutions connected to an international society, the emerging notion of world society, and order within international relations Describes the English School’s methods of analyzing themes, trends, and dilemmas Focuses on the historical and geographical expansion of international society, and particularly on the effects of colonization and imperialism Serves as an essential reference for students, researchers, and academics in international relations

Careers in International Affairs

Author: Maria Pinto Carland
Publisher: Georgetown University Press
ISBN: 1589012895
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Careers in International Affairs, now in its eighth edition, is the ultimate job hunting guide for anyone hoping to work in the U.S. government, international organizations, business, or nonprofits. This thoroughly revised edition provides up-to-date descriptions and data about careers in the global workplace and how to find them—along with nearly 300 organization profiles. In addition to a remarkably broad and deep list of organizations and contacts, Careers in International Affairs offers insight and guidance from a career counselor, a graduate student, and practitioners in the international affairs community on networking, interviewing, finding a mentor, and choosing the best graduate school. The book also presents numerous firsthand perspectives on various career sectors from those who have found their own international niche—from young professionals to senior policymakers. It is designed to encourage international job seekers to think about what they know and what talents they have to offer, to widen their horizons and reveal all the possibilities, to help them realize that the future could hold several careers, and to remind them that it is never too early—or too late—to consider the variety of options that await them around the world. Careers in International Affairs is published in cooperation with Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service, the oldest and largest school of international affairs in the United States.

Software Process Improvement for Small and Medium Enterprises Techniques and Case Studies

Author: Oktaba, Hanna
Publisher: IGI Global
ISBN: 9781599049083
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Software engineering is of major importance to all enterprises; however, the key areas of software quality and software process improvement standards and models are currently geared toward large organizations, where most software organizations are small and medium enterprises. Software Process Improvement for Small and Medium Enterprises: Techniques and Case Studies offers practical and useful guidelines, models, and techniques for improving software processes and products for small and medium enterprises, utilizing the authoritative, demonstrative tools of case studies and lessons learned to provide academics, scholars, and practitioners with an invaluable research source.

Research Methods in International Relations

Author: Christopher Lamont
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 147392779X
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This book guides you through the entirety of the research process in International Relations, from selecting a research question and reviewing the literature to field research and writing up. Covering both qualitative and quantitative methods in IR, it offers a balanced assessment of the key methodological debates and research methods within the discipline. The book: Is specifically focussed on research methods used in International Relations. Spans the entire research process from choosing a research question to writing up. Provides practical research methods guidance. Introduces you to broader methodological debates and brings together contemporary research from empirical and interpretive traditions. Is packed with examples and suggestions for further reading. Research Methods in International Relations is essential reading for both undergraduate and postgraduate students taking Research Methods courses in International Relations, Politics, Security and Strategic Studies.

The Art of Creating Power

Author: Benedict Wilkinson
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 019086267X
Format: PDF
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The Art of Creating Power explores the intellectual thought and wider impact -- on military affairs, politics and the universities -- of Professor Sir Lawrence Freedman, one of the world's leading authorities on strategy, conflict and international politics. In this volume, senior scholars of international relations and military history trace the long trajectory of Freedman's career, examining his scholarly contribution to a whole host of areas from nuclear strategy to US foreign policy via terrorism, the Falklands War, and Iraq. Individually, these essays provide fascinating and innovative insights into strategy, contemporary defence and foreign policy, and conflict. Taken together, however, they are greater than the sum of their parts as they both reflect and explore the theoretical approach adopted and taught by Freedman - one that has made him one of the great intellectual figures in the canon of international politics, strategy and war. Throughout his professional life, Freedman explored many of the uncertainties that plague our highly unstable world. But as conflicts continue to erupt across the globe, it seems we may be entering an even more precarious and uncertain era. There could hardly be a better time than today to gain a deeper understanding of Freedman's strategic insights.

Guide to Cell Therapy GxP

Author: Joaquim Vives
Publisher: Academic Press
ISBN: 0128031166
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Guide to Cell Therapy GxP is a practical guide to the implementation of quality assurance systems for the successful performance of all cell-based clinical trials. The book covers all information that needs to be included in investigational medicinal product dossier (IMPD), the launching point for any clinical investigation, and beyond. Guide to Cell Therapy GxP bridges a knowledge gap with the inclusion of examples of design of GLP-compliant preclinical studies; design of bioprocesses for autologous/allogeneic therapies; and instruction on how to implement GLP/GMP standards in centers accredited with other quality assurance standards. Guide to Cell Therapy GxP is an essential resource for scientists and researchers in hospitals, transfusion centers, tissue banks, and other research institutes who may not be familiar with the good scientific practice regulations that were originally designed for product development in corporate environments. This book is also a thorough resource for PhD students, Post-docs, Principal Investigators, Quality Assurance Units, and Government Inspectors who want to learn more about how quality standards are implemented in public institutions developing cell-based products. Easy access to important information on current regulations, state-of-the-art techniques, and recent advances otherwise scattered on various funding websites, within conference proceedings, or maintained in local knowledge Features protocols, techniques for trouble-shooting common problems, and an explanation of the advantages and limitations of a technique in generating conclusive data Includes practical examples of successful implementation of quality standards