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BOOK OVERVIEWS: The first novel in Isaac Asimov’s classic science-fiction masterpiece, the Foundation series THE EPIC SAGA THAT INSPIRED THE APPLE TV+ SERIES FOUNDATION, NOW STREAMING • Nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read For twelve thousand years the Galactic Empire has ruled supreme. Now it is dying. But only Hari Seldon, creator of the revolutionary science of psychohistory, can see into the future—to a dark age of ignorance, barbarism, and warfare that will last thirty thousand years. To preserve knowledge and save humankind, Seldon gathers the best minds in the Empire—both scientists and scholars—and brings them to a bleak planet at the edge of the galaxy to serve as a beacon of hope for future generations. He calls his sanctuary the Foundation. The Foundation novels of Isaac Asimov are among the most influential in the history of science fiction, celebrated for their unique blend of breathtaking action, daring ideas, and extensive worldbuilding. In Foundation, Asimov has written a timely and timeless novel of the best—and worst—that lies in humanity, and the power of even a few courageous souls to shine a light in a universe of darkness.
Read New Frontiers of Philanthropy book online. New Frontiers of Philanthropy by Lester M. Salamon, the book is categorize as Political Science book. Read More »
BOOK OVERVIEWS: The resources of both governments and traditional philanthropy are either barely growing or in decline, yet the problems of poverty, ill-health, and environmental degradation balloon daily. It is therefore increasingly clear that we urgently need new models for financing and promoting social and environmental objectives. Fortunately, a significant revolution appears to be underway on the frontiers of philanthropy and social investing, tapping not only philanthropy, but also private investment capital, and providing at least a partial response to this dilemma. This book examines the new actors and new tools that form the heart of this revolution, and shows how they are reshaping the way we go about supporting solutions to social and environmental problems throughout the world. With contributions from leading experts in the field, New Frontiers of Philanthropy provides a comprehensive analysis of the many new institutions that have surfaced on this new frontier of philanthropy and social investment; the new tools and instruments these institutions are bringing to bear; the challenges that these actors and tools still encounter; and the steps that are needed to maximize their impact. The result is a powerful and accessible guide to developments that are already bringing significant new resources into efforts to solve the world's problems of poverty, ill-health, and environmental degradation; unleashing new energies and new sources of ingenuity for social and environmental problem-solving; and generating new hope in an otherwise dismal scenario of lagging resources and resolve. Investors, philanthropists, social entrepreneurs, nonprofit leaders, business executives, government officials, and students the world over will find much to build on in these pages.
Author : Laurie Mook,John R. Whitman,Jack Quarter,Ann Armstrong
ISBN : 1442663952
Publisher : University of Toronto Press
Number of Pages : 416
Readers : 2605
Read Understanding the Social Economy of the United States book online. Understanding the Social Economy of the United States by Laurie Mook,John R. Whitman,Jack Quarter,Ann Armstrong, the book is categorize as Business & Economics book. Read More »
BOOK OVERVIEWS: Understanding the Social Economy of the United States is a comprehensive introduction to the operation and study of organizations with social goals – public sector nonprofits, civil society organizations, social enterprises, cooperatives and other organizations with a social mission – under the rubric of the social economy. This text is rich in examples and case studies that explain the social economy framework in the context of the United States. The book not only highlights the differences between these organizations and traditional businesses, but also provides applied chapters on organizational development, strategic management and leadership, human resources, finance, and social accounting and accountability in social economy organizations. The perfect introduction to the social economy framework for students of nonprofit management, business, social entrepreneurship, and public policy, Understanding the Social Economy of the United States an invaluable resource for the classroom and for practitioners working in the social economy sector.
Read Cultures and Globalization book online. Cultures and Globalization by Helmut K Anheier,Yudhishthir Raj Isar, the book is categorize as Social Science book. Read More »
BOOK OVERVIEWS: 'In the globalization 'game' there are no absolute winners and losers. Neither homogenisation nor diversity can capture its contradictory movement and character. The essays and papers collected here offer, from a variety of perspectives, a rich exploration of creativity and innovation, cultural expressions and globalization. This volume of essays, in all their diversity of contents and theoretical perspectives, demonstrates the rich value of this paradoxical, oxymoronic approach' - Stuart Hall, Emeritus Professor of Sociology at the Open University Volume 3 of the Cultures & Globalization series, Creativity and Innovations, explores the interactions between globalization and the forms of cultural expression that are their basic resource. Bringing together over 25 high-profile authors from around the world, this volume addresses such questions as: What impacts does globalization have on cultural creativity and innovation? How is the evolving world 'map' of creativity related to the drivers and patterns of globalization? What are the relationships between creative acts, clusters, genres or institutions and cultural diversity? The volume is an indispensable reference tool for all scholars and students of contemporary arts and culture.
Read Intellectual Property and Biotechnology book online. Intellectual Property and Biotechnology by Matthew Rimmer, the book is categorize as Law book. Read More »
BOOK OVERVIEWS: Dr Rimmer s book is a marvellous introduction to a crucial topic of our time. He writes engagingly, provocatively and always with good humour. A highly technical and complex area of law has been reduced to clear descriptions and searching analysis. Truly, this is an important book on an essential topic that will help define the ethics of a future that includes nothing less than the future of our species. From the foreword by the Hon Justice Michael Kirby AC CMG, the High Court of Australia . . . the author has done an excellent job by explaining the subject in an open and accessible manner. This book is a timely and very thought-provoking analysis of patent law and biotechnology. . . The book is a unique theoretical contribution to the controversial public debate over commercialization of biological inventions. . . there is an extensive bibliography. . . a valuable resource for further reading. The book will be of prime interest to lawyers and patent attorneys, scientists and researchers, business managers and technology transfer specialists. Journal of Intellectual Property Rights Rimmer s book is highly recommended for anyone interested in the issues and debate related to biological inventions, regardless of which side the reader is on. Stefan M. Miller, Journal of Commercial Biotechnology . . . this book gives an excellent account of the most celebrated biotechnology cases from three continents, and for this alone is to be thoroughly recommended. David Rogers, European Intellectual Property Review Rimmer has put a great deal of thought and effort into this series of chapters. For those looking at how to reform, direct and develop laws in relation to biotechnology, this book is brimming with ideas, suggestions and recommendations of what to do next. Rebecca Halford-Harrison, Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys . . . an excellent introduction to a wide range of legal thinking in an increasingly controversial and relevant area to humankind. Sharon Givoni, Australian Intellectual Property Law Bulletin Rimmer s new book is a timely and very thought-provoking analysis of patent law and biotechnology and asks a very serious question: can a 19th century patent system adequately deal with a 21st century industry? Kate McDonald, Australian Life Scientist This book documents and evaluates the dramatic expansion of intellectual property law to accommodate various forms of biotechnology from micro-organisms, plants, and animals to human genes and stem cells. It makes a unique theoretical contribution to the controversial public debate over the commercialization of biological inventions. The author also considers the contradictions between the Supreme Court of Canada rulings in respect of the Harvard oncomouse, and genetically modified canola. He explores law, policy, and practice in both Australia and New Zealand in respect to gene patents and non-coding DNA. This study charts the rebellion against the European Union Biotechnology Directive particularly in respect of Myriad Genetics BRCA1 and BRCA2 patents, and stem cell patent applications. The book also considers whether patent law will accommodate frontier technologies such as bioinformatics, haplotype mapping, proteomics, pharmacogenomics, and nanotechnology. Intellectual Property and Biotechnology will be of prime interest to lawyers and patent attorneys, scientists and researchers, business managers and technology transfer specialists.
Read Innovative Health Partnerships book online. Innovative Health Partnerships by Daniel Low-Beer, the book is categorize as Medical book. Read More »
BOOK OVERVIEWS: Over the last ten years, the financing and diversity of new players in global health have increased significantly. Ten years ago it would have been difficult to predict some of these changes — Bill Gates programming global health rather than software; NGOs formally governing a US$20 billion health fund; WHO convening a range of partnerships; financial markets launching bonds to support vaccines. This volume assesses the range of innovative partnerships which are now near the heart of health diplomacy. It then describes the negotiations to integrate new players into development, which has changed health governance at global and country level. The chapters represent unique and concrete perspectives on these issues — from activists, private sector, country ministers of health, district health workers, multilaterals and those working in these partnerships — from the global right down to the community level. Contents:Common Themes:Origins and Diversity of Health Partnerships (Richard Manning)Negotiating with New Partners to Increase the Effectiveness and Volume of Aid: The Role of Global Funds (Paul Isenman and Alexander Shakow)Managing Health Partnerships at Country Level (Hareya Fassil and Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus)Managing for Results: A “Common Currency” to Coordinate Health Development (Daniel Low-Beer)Country Health Systems and Global Health Partnerships: What are the Challenges, How to Think about Them, and What to Do Differently (Dean Shuey and Rebecca Dodd)Limitations of Partnerships: Taking the Agenda Forward (Margret Thalwitz)Integrating New Partnerships at Global Level:Global Health Programmes: Negotiating Aid Effectiveness into New Partnerships (Prerna Banati and Daniel Low-Beer)Malaria: Partnerships in Malaria Control (Bernard L Nahlen and Richard W Steketee)Innovative Approaches to Financing Development: The GAVI Alliance (Bjorg Sandkjaer)PEPFAR: A Results-Driven Approach to International HIV Support (Katherine Marconi, Paul Bouey and Mark Dybul)Private Foundations: Their Role in Financing and Health Governance (Nina Ingenkamp and Daniel Low-Beer)Private Sector: New Ways of Doing Business (Dida Connor, David Evans and Brian Brink)Civil Society Partners: Claiming Spaces for Civil Society in Global Health (Josh Galjour and Asia Russell)Integrating New Partnerships at Country Level:Governance and Sustainable Financing in Southern Africa: Swaziland, a Case Study (Alan Whiteside)Negotiating Aid Reform in Vietnam: Unpacking “Country” Ownership (Rebecca Dodd and Jean-Marc Olivé)Ethiopia: Aligning Stakeholders Behind National Health Plans (W Lemma, N Kedir, G Azene, B Abdosh, J Aliy and O Bushen)India: Scaling HIV Prevention Through Partnerships — The Avahan Experience (Aparajita Ramakrishnan, Sema K Sgaier and Ashok Alexander)Russia: Key Characteristics of the NGO AIDS Response: Assertive Leadership, Professional Reputation, and Broad Partnerships (Alexey Bobrik)State Fragility: Working with Partners to Achieve Health Results in African Countries (Erling Høg)Health Communities: Social Capital and Effective Partnerships — Building on Community Responses (Daniel Low-Beer)Conclusions — Towards an Innovative Global Health Partnership (Daniel Low-Beer) Readership: This book targets university courses in development, health, international relations, politics, and those working in development at both the national and international level. The book aims to become a reference source for relevant courses at graduate and undergraduate level, and to a wider general audience interested in health development. Keywords:Health;Development;Governance;Partnerships;International Relations;HIV;MalariaKey Features:First book on a major development of the last decade — innovative health partnerships — to describe the range of partnerships in real global and country situations, and to challenge their effectivenessSupported by concrete case studies from the global level right down to the community level, putting the issues of global governance and health within the country's contextUnique perspectives from those involved in health partnerships — activists, private sector, country ministers of health, district health workers, multilaterals, academics, private sector managers, and those working in these partnershipsOpens up frank discussion on the innovations and challenges in health partnershipsReviews: “Partnerships are fashionable, but the conditions that bring about their success or failure are elusive. Daniel Low-Beer has brought together experts from public health, civil society, and policymaking to investigate how partnerships work, what they have delivered, and what lessons one can learn from their experiences. The result is an important and urgent analysis, with global implications — one that should make all of us in global health stop and pause. Please read this book.” Richard Horton Editor-in-Chief of the Lancet “This book captures the innovative and challenging period of health partnerships since 2000 and in the process illuminates some of the key issues in the debate on aid effectiveness and aid architecture today. The range and quality of contributors provide compelling material on the diversity of actors and instruments now in play in international development efforts in the field of health, with a good balance between overarching issues and global partnerships, and the negotiation of diversity in real country contexts.” Richard Carey Former Director for Development Co-operation, OECD-DAC “This volume is a highly valuable contribution to the current discourse on global health and development aid effectiveness. It takes stock of lessons learned by different countries and innovative partnership strategies. It also illustrates the critical challenges still faced by the global health community, using concrete and compelling examples in a wide range of situations. Importantly, it also elucidates a new ‘diplomacy of diversity’ for global health partnerships — which we have found very useful in our country.” Tedros Ghebreyesus Minister of Health, Ethiopia
Read Business Economics (For CA Foundation), 5e book online. Business Economics (For CA Foundation), 5e by S K Agarwal, the book is categorize as Business & Economics book. Read More »
BOOK OVERVIEWS: The book has been primarily designed for the students of C.A. Foundation course for the subject Business Economics. It has been revised and remodelled according to the newly introduced C.A. Foundation course. Written in concise and self-explanatory style, this book contains detailed notes and Multiple Choice Questions-Answers with detailed reasoning on Business Economics.
Author : Joseph A. Durlak,Celene E. Domitrovich,Roger P. Weissberg,Thomas P. Gullotta
ISBN : 1462520170
Publisher : Guilford Publications
Number of Pages : 634
Readers : 1214
Read Handbook of Social and Emotional Learning book online. Handbook of Social and Emotional Learning by Joseph A. Durlak,Celene E. Domitrovich,Roger P. Weissberg,Thomas P. Gullotta, the book is categorize as Education book. Read More »
BOOK OVERVIEWS: The burgeoning multidisciplinary field of social and emotional learning (SEL) now has a comprehensive and definitive handbook covering all aspects of research, practice, and policy. The prominent editors and contributors describe state-of-the-art intervention and prevention programs designed to build students' skills for managing emotions, showing concern for others, making responsible decisions, and forming positive relationships. Conceptual and scientific underpinnings of SEL are explored and its relationship to children's and adolescents' academic success and mental health examined. Issues in implementing and assessing SEL programs in diverse educational settings are analyzed in depth, including the roles of school- and district-level leadership, teacher training, and school-family partnerships.
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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Our NEET Foundation series is sharply focused for the NEET aspirants. Most of the students make a career choice in the middle school and, therefore, choose their stream informally in secondary and formally in senior secondary schooling, accordingly. If you have decided to make a career in the medical profession, you need not look any further! Adopt this series for Class 9 and 10 today.
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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Key Concepts have been given at the beginning of each chapter to facilitate thorough revision and recall. Contains large number of Solved Examples and Practice Questions
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BOOK OVERVIEWS: The third novel in Isaac Asimov’s classic science-fiction masterpiece, the Foundation series THE EPIC SAGA THAT INSPIRED THE APPLE TV+ SERIES FOUNDATION The Foundation lies in ruins—destroyed by a mutant mind bent on humanity’s annihilation. But it’s rumored that there’s a Second Foundation hidden somewhere at the end of the Galaxy, established as insurance to preserve the knowledge of mankind. Now a desperate race has begun between the survivors of the First Foundation and an alien entity to find this last flicker of humanity’s shining past—and future hope. Yet the key to it all might be a fourteen-year-old girl burdened with a terrible secret. Is she the Foundation’s savior—or its deadliest enemy? Unforgettable, thought-provoking, and riveting, Second Foundation is a stunning novel of adventure and ideas writ huge across the Galaxy—a powerful tale of humankind’s struggle to preserve the fragile light of wisdom against the threat of its own dark barbarism.
Read Handbook of Research on Sub-National Governance and Development book online. Handbook of Research on Sub-National Governance and Development by Schoburgh, Eris,Ryan, Roberta, the book is categorize as Political Science book. Read More »
BOOK OVERVIEWS: Effective governance is a crucial aspect of all modern nations. Through various collaborative efforts and processes, nations can enhance their current governance systems. The Handbook of Research on Sub-National Governance and Development is a pivotal reference source for the latest scholarly material on the intersection between local and national politics, analyzing how this relationship affects nations’ economy and administration. Highlighting theoretical foundations and real-world applications, this book is ideally designed for professionals, academics, students, and practitioners actively involved in the fields of public policy and governance.
Author : Marilyn L. Taylor,Robert J. Strom,David O. Renz
ISBN : 1783471018
Publisher : Edward Elgar Publishing
Number of Pages : 400
Readers : 3925
Read Handbook of Research on Entrepreneurs� Engagement in Philanthropy book online. Handbook of Research on Entrepreneurs� Engagement in Philanthropy by Marilyn L. Taylor,Robert J. Strom,David O. Renz, the book is categorize as Social Science book. Read More »
BOOK OVERVIEWS: øCurrently, very little academic research exists on the intersection of entrepreneurship and philanthropy. This unique Handbook fills that gap, exploring how and why entrepreneurs who drive success in the for-profit world become engaged in philanthropy
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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Community foundations bring together the resources of individuals, families, and businesses to support effective nonprofits in their communities. Over the years, foundations have come to engage community problem-solving through more than just grant-making. They have added a rich array of other activities, including programs of community capacity building, active modes of advocacy, and centres for meeting. In 2011, the 700+ institutions in the United States gave an estimated $4.2 billion to a variety of nonprofit activities in fields that included the arts and education, health and human services, the environment, and disaster relief. The origins of this book stem from conversations among the leadership of community foundations about the challenges they must overcome in order to make such "foundational" contributions to their communities. As community foundations enter the second century of their existence (the first foundation was formed in Cleveland in 1914), the need for knowledge and best practices has never been greater. This book, with expert authors representing the best and the brightest in this important field, fills that need.
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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Philanthropy’s role in advancing sustainable development attracts a lot of attention. This report calls into question long-held assumptions about the volume, nature and potential of foundations’ engagement in developing countries, and the role they can play to support the SDGs. It presents ...
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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Physical education can no longer be treated as separate entity. Physical education cannot be separated from educational process. It is therefore said to be an integral part of total process of education. The book is based on the revised syllabus B.P.Ed and is written to provide information and educate students about the physical education, historical developments in different era, foundation and principles of physical education. The language of the book is very simple and easy to understand.
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BOOK OVERVIEWS: With a foreword from Michael Schudson, The Rise of Nonprofit Investigative Journalism in the United States examines the rapid growth, impact and sustainability of not-for-profit investigative reporting and its impact on US democracy and mainstream journalism. The book addresses key questions about the sustainability of foundation funding, the agendas of foundations, and the ethical issues that arise from philanthropically funded journalism. It provides a theoretical framework that enables readers to recognize connections and relationships that the nonprofit accountability journalism sector has with the economic, political and mainstream media fields in the United States. As battered news media struggled to survive the financial crisis of 2007-2009, dozens of investigative and public service reporting startups funded by foundations, billionaires and everyday citizens were launched to scrutinize local, state and national issues. Foundations, donors and many journalists believed there was a crisis for investigative journalism and democracy in the United States. This book challenges this and argues that legacy editors acted to quarantine their investigative teams from newsroom cuts. It also demonstrates how nonprofit journalism transformed aspects of journalistic practice. Through detailed research and practical discussion, it provides a comprehensive study of this increasingly important genre of journalism. The Rise of Nonprofit Investigative Journalism in the United States is an important text for academics and students of journalism, communications theory, media and democracy-related units, as well as journalists worldwide.
Read American Philanthropic Foundations book online. American Philanthropic Foundations by David C. Hammack,Steven Rathgeb Smith, the book is categorize as Social Science book. Read More »
BOOK OVERVIEWS: Essays examining the origins, development, and achievements of charitable organizations in key US cities and regions. Once largely confined to the biggest cities in the mid-Atlantic and Great Lakes states, philanthropic foundations now play a significant role in nearly every state. Wide-ranging and incisive, the essays in American Philanthropic Foundations: Regional Difference and Change examine the origins, development, and accomplishments of philanthropic foundations in key cities and regions of the United States. Each contributor assesses foundation efforts to address social and economic inequalities, and to encourage cultural and creative life in their home regions and elsewhere. This fascinating and timely study of contemporary America’s philanthropic foundations vividly illustrates foundations’ commonalities and differences as they strive to address pressing public problems.
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BOOK OVERVIEWS: With the resources of both governments and traditional philanthropy barely growing or in decline, yet the problems of poverty, ill-health, and environmental degradation ballooning daily, new models for financing social and environmental objectives are urgently needed. Fortunately, a revolution is underway in the instruments and institutions available to meet this need. Loans, loan guarantees, private equity, barter arrangements, social stock exchanges, bonds, social secondary markets, and investment funds are just some of the actors and tools occupying the new frontiers of philanthropy and social investment. Together they hold the promise of leveraging for social and environmental purposes not just the billions of dollars of charitable grants but the hundreds of billions, indeed trillions, of dollars of private investment capital. While the changes under way are inspiring, they remain largely uncharted. This concise introduction to the topic, and its companion volume, provide the first comprehensive and accessible roadmap to these important advances. In the process, these works will better equip investors, philanthropists, social entrepreneurs, nonprofit leaders, business executives, government officials, and students the world over to capture the opportunities that these developments hold out to them and to our world.
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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Fundraising: Principles and Practice provides readers with a comprehensive introduction to fundraising. Taking a balanced perspective, bestselling author Michael J. Worth offers insights on the practical application of relevant theory. The text is designed to engage readers in thinking critically about issues in fundraising and philanthropy to prepare them for careers in the nonprofit sector. Worth explores donor motivations and fundraising techniques for annual giving programs, major gift programs, planned giving, and corporate and foundation giving and campaigns. Traditional methods, including direct mail and personal solicitations, are discussed as well as new tools and practices, including online fundraising, crowd-funding and social networks, analytics, and predictive modeling. Written specifically for nonprofit career-oriented individuals, this book helps readers become successful fundraisers.
Read Reimagining the Higher Education Student book online. Reimagining the Higher Education Student by Rachel Brooks,Sarah O’Shea, the book is categorize as Education book. Read More »
BOOK OVERVIEWS: Drawing on the perspectives of scholars and researchers from around the world, this book challenges dominant constructions of higher education students. Given the increasing number and diversity of such students, the book offers a timely discussion of the implicit and sometimes subtle ways that they are characterised or defined. Topics vary from the ways that curriculum designers ‘imagine’ learners, the complex and evolving nature of student identity work, through to newspaper and TV representations of university attendees. Reimagining the Higher Education Student seeks to question the accepted or unquestioned nature of ‘being a student’ and instead foreground the contradictions and ‘messiness’ of such ideation. Offering timely insights into the nature of the student experience and providing an understanding of what students may desire from their Higher Education participation, this book covers a range of issues, including: Impressions versus the reality of being a Higher Education student Portrayals of students in various media including newspapers, TV shows and online Generational perspectives on students, and students as family members It is a valuable resource for academics and students both researching and working in higher education, especially those with a focus on identities, their importance and their constructions.
Author : Helmut K Anheier,Mary Kaldor,Marlies Glasius
ISBN : 1412931320
Publisher : SAGE
Number of Pages : 392
Readers : 1657
Read Global Civil Society 2004/5 book online. Global Civil Society 2004/5 by Helmut K Anheier,Mary Kaldor,Marlies Glasius, the book is categorize as Political Science book. Read More »
BOOK OVERVIEWS: The war in Iraq brought global politics into the living rooms of ordinary people around the world in 2003-4. This defining event, which influenced the domestic agenda in many countries, may change the way people perceive power and the politics of power. The Global Civil Society Yearbook shows how those perceptions can be shaped by the huge diversity of individuals, movements, NGOs, networks - and the ideas and values they represent - acting across borders and beyond national politics. Now in its fourth year of publication, the Global Civil Society Yearbook is the standard work on the topic, essential reading for social and political scientists, activists, students, journalists and policy makers. Global Civil Society 2004/5 adopts an unorthodox approach to major geo-political issues including oil, the Middle East and democracy. Yahia Said examines oil and activism, Mohamed el Said-Sayed explores Middle Eastern perspectives, and Heba Raouf Ezzat outlines a new multicultural approach to global civil society. The emergence of what Mary Kaldor calls 'a new kind of global politics' has implications for sovereignty and democracy, which Global Civil Society 2004/5 tackles head-on. Hilary Wainwright identifies the conditions in which global civil society can strengthen and reinvigorate local democracy. In contrast, Kenneth Anderson and David Rieff question global civil society's claim to represent world opinion, arguing that the hotchpotch of environmental groups, feminist networks and human rights activists are merely undemocratic and unaccountable 'social movement missionaries.' Global Civil Society 2004-5 includes a wealth of data on globalisation, the rule of law, NGO growth, values and attitudes, governance, civil liberties and a chronology of the myriad protests, conferences and campaigns that are the sinews of global civil society. "Global Civil Society 2002 was a gripping read. Global Civil Society 2003 was stimulating, informative and authoritative. I am delighted to recommend this series, which fills an important gap in research on globalisation." Anthony Giddens "One of the great unreported events of the last decade has been the total explosion of nongovernment organisations in developing countries of the world. While I was shaving the other day, I looked in the mirror and thought, "Wow, I am an NGO!" I have always been interested in this, but I am more interested since I discovered I was one. And that's why I'd recommend this Yearbook." Bill Clinton
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BOOK OVERVIEWS: The book has been primarily designed for the students of C.A. Foundation course for the subject Principles and Practice of Accounting. It has been revised and remodelled according to the newly introduced C.A. Foundation course and hence the subject matter has been thoroughly revised, enlarged and updated. The book provides conceptual knowledge and understanding of various principles and systems of accounting and their practical application in different sets of business transactions
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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Our NEET Foundation series is sharply focused for the NEET aspirants. Most of the students make a career choice in the middle school and, therefore, choose their stream informally in secondary and formally in senior secondary schooling, accordingly. If you have decided to make a career in the medical profession, you need not look any further! Adopt this series for Class 9 and 10 today.
Read The Handbook of Lunchtime Supervision book online. The Handbook of Lunchtime Supervision by Shirley Rose, the book is categorize as Business & Economics book. Read More »
BOOK OVERVIEWS: Praise for the first edition: 'How well the author understands her subject... There are good clear case studies, training activities, clear explanations. Properly used and applied, her advice could have a more calming effect on a school than the most elaborate disciplinary policy.' - The Times Educational Supplement Everything you need to know about supervising primary pupils during the lunchtime break is covered in this handbook. This new edition of A Handbook of Lunchtime Supervision has been fully updated to incorporate Every Child Matters, recent changes in legislation on safeguarding children and the career and development of Lunchtime Supervisors. Including a new chapter on healthy eating and an exploration of the role of the teaching assistant at lunchtime, it provides guidance on important issues and includes activities to supplement advice, and examples of good practice. Topics include: how to encourage healthy eating health and safety issues communication systems at lunchtime how to cope with challenging pupils the role of the teaching assistant at lunchtime safeguarding children building relationships with children and managing their behaviour the prevention of bullying organising and sustaining outdoor play and wet play issues for head teachers and managers of lunchtime teams. A Handbook of Lunchtime Supervision is essential reading for lunchtime supervisors and teaching assistants with all levels of experience, and can be used as a training manual by head teachers or senior managers of lunchtime teams.
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BOOK OVERVIEWS: This volume explores early childhood education policies and practices in the Caribbean. Early childhood development has gained increasing importance as part of national agendas to achieve social and economic goals. Regional guidelines and action plans have been developed, but progress across nations varies. Chapters in the book analyze child policies and issues, critically examine progress on alignment between policies and practices, and propose recommendations for advocacy and implementation that may advance the early childhood development agenda throughout the Caribbean. The book includes the perspectives of early childhood practitioners, policymakers, caregivers, representatives from family agencies as well as other key stakeholders in the education of young children. Across these diverse viewpoints is a shared commitment to children’s well being and the necessity of an integrated response that captures the challenges and opportunities of early childhood development services and initiatives that are framed based on contextual relevance and cultural appropriateness. Part One includes chapters that advocate for national policies throughout the Caribbean to support young children. Chapters in Part Two call for quality early childhood programming that is based on the tenets of developmentally appropriate practice. Part Three considers the pedagogical dilemmas that arise in math and literacy when schools negate purposeful and engaging early childhood curriculum. Part Four presents various perspectives on child protection and the necessary infrastructure of policies and practices to ensure cognitive, social, and physical development of young children in the Caribbean. This important resource promotes critical discourse on the current status of children and efforts that have been developed to effectively advocate for the rights of the young.
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BOOK OVERVIEWS: This second edition of Private Philanthropy for Development aims to meet the growing demand for open, reliable and comparable data on philanthropic giving. Compared to the first edition, it collected more data from large foundations and other organisations based in developing countries to have a more comprehensive understanding of cross-border financing and domestic giving.
Read Achieving Sustainable E-Government in Pacific Island States book online. Achieving Sustainable E-Government in Pacific Island States by Rowena Cullen,Graham Hassall, the book is categorize as Law book. Read More »
BOOK OVERVIEWS: This book analyzes the common set of obstacles to the development and integration of government Information and Communication Technology (ICT) projects and effective e-government initiatives in developing countries. It draws on the expertise and experience of more developed states in the Pacific, notably Australia and New Zealand, both highly rated in global rankings for e-government and active in a variety of e-government development projects across the region. There has been a general failure to identify priorities and align projects with local needs in ICT/e-government projects. Small Island Developing States (or SIDS) present a unique problem in terms of e-government. Not only do they suffer from a common set of barriers to ICT development such as their remoteness, geographical dispersion, moist tropical climates, largely rural populations, and lack of ICT capacity and infrastructure, but are also dependent on external agencies for investment, and must negotiate with powerful donors who have conflicting agendas. E-government is widely regarded as 'transformational', increasing efficiency, productivity, accountability, economic growth, and citizen involvement. But while the governments of SIDS are committed to harnessing ICTs for effective government and economic development, they face major challenges in establishing successful e-government initiatives, due to the problems outlined above, coupled with a lack of HR capacities and appropriate strategies and policies. Drawing on the experience of the states mentioned above, as well as regional quasi-governmental bodies, nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), aid agencies, and the private sector, the book will be of interest to researchers and students in the fields of e-government, public administration, political science, communication, information science, and social media.
Read Leadership in Nonprofit Organizations book online. Leadership in Nonprofit Organizations by Kathryn A. Agard, the book is categorize as Business & Economics book. Read More »
BOOK OVERVIEWS: Leaders of nonprofit organizations deliver programs and services vital to the quality of life in the United States. All the activities of our religious communities; the vast majority of the arts and culture, human services, and community development pursuits; as well as education and environmental advocacies take root and deliver their services within the nonprofit sector. Welcome to the world of leadership in nonprofit organizations. This sector offers an opportunity to serve as well as to lead. Leadership in Nonprofit Organizations: A Reference Handbook engages voices on issues and leadership topics important to those seeking to understand more about this dynamic sector of society. A major focus of this two-volume reference work is on the specific roles and skills required of the nonprofit leader in voluntary organizations. Key Features Presents contributions from a wide range of authors who reflect the variety, vibrancy, and creativity of the sector itself Provides an overview of the history of nonprofit organizations in our country Describes a robust and diverse assortment of organizations and opportunities for leadership Explores the nature of leadership and its complexity as exemplified in the nonprofit sector Includes topics such as personalities of nonprofit leaders; vision and starting a nonprofit organization; nonprofit law, statutes, taxation, and regulations; strategic management; financial management; collaboration; public relations for promoting a nonprofit organization; and human resource policies and procedures Nonprofit organizations are a large, independent, diverse, and dynamic part of our society. This landmark Handbook tackles issues relevant to leadership in the nonprofit realm, making it a welcome addition to any academic or public library.
Read Corruption in Latin America book online. Corruption in Latin America by Robert I. Rotberg, the book is categorize as Political Science book. Read More »
BOOK OVERVIEWS: This book is the newest and one of the very few existing examinations of the full nature of corruption throughout Central and South America. In detailed chapters written by experts with extensive in-country experience, it reveals the political and economic roots and consequences of corruption in Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, and Peru. The editor’s introduction and conclusion texts synthesize their work and provides an over-arching view of corrupt practices and anti-corruption initiatives throughout Latin America. Corruption in Latin America shows the extent to which corrupt practices engulf each of the countries discussed, the involvement of political and corporate entities in the pursuit of ill-gotten gains, and the drag on development caused by corruption in each political entity. The book will be of interest for social scientists, political actors and social activists involved in the fight against corruption in Latin America by providing in-depth analyses of the topic and discussing how best to pursue anti-corruption efforts through civil society actions, judicial endeavors, legal shifts, or elections.
Read Reviews of National Policies for Education Netherlands 2016 Foundations for the Future book online. Reviews of National Policies for Education Netherlands 2016 Foundations for the Future by OECD, the book is categorize as Books book. Read More »
BOOK OVERVIEWS: How can the Netherlands move its school system “from good to great”? This report draws on international experience to look at ways in which the strong Dutch school system might go further still on the path to excellence.
Read Funded! book online. Funded! by Richard Hoefer, the book is categorize as Social Science book. Read More »
BOOK OVERVIEWS: Funded! leads readers from knowing nothing about writing grants to having a complete grant proposal. Based on personal experience and the experiences of dozens of professional nonprofit grantwriters, students learn about writing grants by completing exercises at the end of each chapter, moving from finding funding opportunities to submitting the completed proposal. The book covers every essential grantwriting topic: finding funding, writing needs statements, finding or developing evidence-based programs, developing logic models, writing evaluation plans, describing implantation plans, budgeting, sustainability planning, and submission to the funder. Overall, it is an invaluable resource that provides flexibility for instructors, students, and professionals to learn about grantwriting in a variety of settings and formats.
Read A Research Agenda for Housing book online. A Research Agenda for Housing by Markus Moos, the book is categorize as Political Science book. Read More »
BOOK OVERVIEWS: Housing is one of the most pertinent issues of our time. Shaped by rapid urbanization, financialization, and various changes in demography, technology, political ideology and public policy, the provision of affordable, adequate, and suitable housing has become an increasingly challenging feat. From high-rise apartment towers constructed in global cities around the world to informal settlements rapidly expanding across the global south, this volume focuses on how political, economic, and societal changes are shaping housing in a variety of contexts.
Read A Philanthropic Covenant with Black America book online. A Philanthropic Covenant with Black America by Rodney Jackson, the book is categorize as Business & Economics book. Read More »
BOOK OVERVIEWS: A Philanthropic Covenant will feature eight essays from several prominent African American grantmakers, scholars, activists and clergy that will examine critical elements of modern philanthropy and how they affect Black communities for good and for ill. Each chapter will include statistical documentation of the issues, strategic recommendations to improve the quality of Black life, and examples of outstanding models already being practiced throughout the country. A Philanthropic Covenant is intended to inform individuals, grantors, religious organizations, fundraisers and youth how philanthropy--time, talent and treasure--can be strategically mobilized to assist Black communities in dealing more effectively with the issues outlined in The Covenant with Black America. Throughout the book, emphasis will be placed on the role, responsibilities and potential of African Americans and African-American philanthropy, in particular, to affect positive change in their own communities.
Read Change Philanthropy book online. Change Philanthropy by Alicia Epstein Korten, the book is categorize as Business & Economics book. Read More »
BOOK OVERVIEWS: A how-to guide for creating and funding social justice program grants This groundbreaking book shows how to increase funding for social justice philanthropy. Social justice philanthropy provides direct services to alleviate suffering and works to transform the systems and institutions that cause that suffering. Written in an engaging, easy-to-read style, Change Philanthropy offers an insider's view what works and what doesn't work when developing grantmaking strategies in support of social change. It gives clear guidance showcases foundations of all types and sizes including Liberty Hill Foundation, Charles Stewart Mott Foundation, Needmor Fund, Jacobs Family Foundation, Discount Foundation, Global Fund for Women, Schott Foundation, Ford Foundation, and the Open Society Institute. The book also includes a wealth of illustrative examples and contains practical suggestions and tips that can be applied immediately to support any social justice agenda. Offers a guide for increasing funds for social justice programs and suggestions for foundations on which programs to fund Gives step-by-step advice for developing a successful grantmaking strategy Includes a wealth of examples from leading foundations Sponsored by The Center for Community Change
Read The European Commission's Energy and Climate Policy book online. The European Commission's Energy and Climate Policy by J. Dreger, the book is categorize as Political Science book. Read More »
BOOK OVERVIEWS: This book offers a deep insight into the genesis and development of the European Commission's energy and climate legislation, focusing on the interplay of politics and science. How does the Commission react when confronted with knowledge? According to the author, the Commission functions as catalyst transforming knowledge into politics.
Read Intellectual Property and Emerging Technologies book online. Intellectual Property and Emerging Technologies by Matthew Rimmer,Alison McLennan, the book is categorize as Technology & Engineering book. Read More »
BOOK OVERVIEWS: This unique and comprehensive collection investigates the challenges posed to intellectual property by recent paradigm shifts in biology. It explores the legal ramifications of emerging technologies, such as genomics, synthetic biology, stem cell research, nanotechnology, and biodiscovery. Extensive contributions examine recent controversial court decisions in patent law such as Bilski v. Kappos, and the litigation over Myriad's patents in respect of BRCA1 and BRCA2 while other papers explore sui generis fields, such as access to genetic resources, plant breeders' rights, and traditional knowledge. The collection considers the potential and the risks of the new biology for global challenges such as access to health-care, the protection of the environment and biodiversity, climate change, and food security. It also considers Big Science projects such as biobanks, the 1000 Genomes Project, and the Doomsday Vault. The inter-disciplinary research brings together the work of scholars from Australia, Canada, Europe, the UK and the US and involves not only legal analysis of case law and policy developments, but also historical, comparative, sociological, and ethical methodologies. Intellectual Property and Emerging Technologies will appeal to policy-makers, legal practitioners, business managers, inventors, scientists and researchers.
Read The Great American Education-Industrial Complex book online. The Great American Education-Industrial Complex by Anthony G. Picciano,Joel Spring, the book is categorize as Education book. Read More »
BOOK OVERVIEWS: The Great American Education-Industrial Complex examines the structure and nature of national networks and enterprises that seek to influence public education policy in accord with their own goals and objectives. In the past twenty years, significant changes have taken place in the way various interest groups seek to influence policies and practices in public education in the United States. No longer left to the experience and knowledge of educators, American education has become as much the domain of private organizations, corporate entities, and political agents who see it as a market for their ideas, technologies, and ultimately profits. Piccciano and Spring posit that educational technology is the vehicle whereby these separate movements, organizations, and individuals have become integrated in a powerful common entity, and detail how the educational-industrial complex has grown and strengthened its position of influence. This timely, carefully documented, well argued book brings together Picciano’s perspective and expertise in the field of technology and policy issues and Spring’s in the history and politics of education in a unique critical analysis of the education-industrial complex and its implications for the future.
Read Undergraduate Research at Community Colleges book online. Undergraduate Research at Community Colleges by Nancy H. Hensel, the book is categorize as Education book. Read More »
BOOK OVERVIEWS: Co-published with the Council on Undergraduate Researchimg alt="" src="https://styluspub.presswarehouse.com/uploads/71c005d5633809b40b1da36968e360e2d8276564.jpg" This book highlights the exciting work of two-year colleges to prepare students for their future careers through engagement in undergraduate research. It emerged from work in five community college systems thanks to two National Science Foundation grants the Council for Undergraduate Research received to support community colleges’ efforts to establish undergraduate research programs. Chapters one, two, and three provide background information about community colleges, undergraduate research, and the systems the author worked with: California, City University of New York, Maricopa Community College District - Arizona, Oklahoma, and Tennessee. Chapter four examines success strategies. The next five chapters look at five approaches to undergraduate research: basic/applied, course-based, community-based, interdisciplinary, and partnership research. Chapters ten, eleven and twelve discuss ways to assess and evaluate undergraduate research experiences, inclusive pedagogy, and ways to advance undergraduate research. Today there are 942 public community colleges in the United States, providing affordable access to 6.8 million students who enrolled for credit in one of the public two-year institutions in the United States. Students are more prepared for the next step in their education or careers after participating in quality UR experiences.