Category: Regional

Knowledge Flows, Technological Change and Regional Growth in by Malgorzata Runiewicz-Wardyn

By Malgorzata Runiewicz-Wardyn

The ebook presents conceptual and empirical insights into the complicated dating among wisdom flows and local development within the ecu. the writer seriously scrutinizes and complements the RIS (Regional Innovation approach) technique, discussing innovation as a technological, institutional and evolutionary procedure. additionally, she advances the continuing discourse at the position of house and technological proximity within the technique of innovation and technological externalities. The booklet closes with an research of the function of technological swap and data spillovers within the dynamic progress and “catching-up” of ecu areas. ​

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Virtual Thailand : the media and cultural politics in by Glen Lewis

By Glen Lewis

Written by way of a longtime professional on Thailand, this can be one of many first books to totally examine the Thai media’s function in the course of the Thaksin government’s first time period. Incorporating political economic climate and media thought, the ebook presents a distinct perception into globalization in Southeast Asia, studying the function of communications and media in neighborhood cultural politics.

Examining the interval from the mid 1990s, Lewis makes a sustained comparability among Thailand and its neighbouring nations relating to the media, enterprise, politics and pop culture. protecting concerns together with enterprise improvement, tourism, the Thai motion picture and the warfare on terror, the publication argues that globalization because it pertains to media, should be patterned on Thai experiences.

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Glacial Geology. An Introduction for Engineers and Earth by N. Eyles

By N. Eyles

An advent for classes that contain a few wisdom of glacial geology and sediments of previously glaciated terrains. The early chapters describe depositional techniques at glossy glacier and ice-sheet margins pertaining to sediments and landforms in habitual "landsystems" Later chapters painting the distribution of those landsystems in Pleistocene glaciated terrains of the mid-latitudes, focussing on regularly encountered difficulties in numerous fields from stratigraphic and sedimentological investigations to building difficulties when it comes to roads and dams. The ensuing textual content is a summation of a big physique of literature formerly available simply to experts. a considerable reference record is complemented through cross-references all through.

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Gendered Experiences of Genocide (Voices in Development by Choman Hardi

By Choman Hardi

Among February and September 1988, the Iraqi executive destroyed over 2000 Kurdish villages, killing someplace among 50,000 and 100,000 civilians and displacing many extra. The operation used to be codenamed Anfal which accurately capability 'the spoils of war'. For the survivors of this crusade, Anfal didn't lead to September 1988: the aftermath of this disaster is as a lot part of the Anfal tale because the gasoline assaults, disappearances and existence within the camps. This e-book examines Kurdish women's adventure of violence, destruction, the disappearance of household, and incarceration throughout the Anfal crusade. It explores the survival options of those girls within the aftermath of genocide. through bringing jointly and highlighting women's personal stories, Choman Hardi reconstructs the Anfal narrative not like the present prevailng one that is extremely politicised, simplified, and nationalistic. It additionally addresses women's silences approximately sexual abuse and rape in a patriarchal society which holds them chargeable for having been a sufferer of sexual violence.

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The Future of the Southern Plains by Sherry L. Smith

By Sherry L. Smith

Sooner or later of the Southern Plains, students convey the quarter to the leading edge by way of asking very important questions about its previous and suggesting customers for its destiny. The participants, a few of them natives of the zone, carry to their paintings a mix of scholarship and private adventure. They fit highbrow sophistication with deep affection for a spot outlined basically as western Texas, Oklahoma, and japanese New Mexico. inside this quantity is a narrative approximately the USA, a narrative approximately limits, and a narrative approximately demanding these limits.Seven historians, one geographer, and a paleoclimatologist give a contribution a wealth of statement, research, and remark at the environmental features and background of the Southern Plains. They tackle such topics as failing groups, scarce water, endangered species, and disappearing methods of life—and the prospective result of those advancements not just within the Southern Plains yet somewhere else at the globe.Based on shows at a symposium backed by means of the Clements heart for Southwest experiences at Southern Methodist collage, those essays deal with an important features of existence at the Southern Plains this day, from weather, politics, and faith to enterprise and environmental renewal.Contributors and issues contain: Sherry L. Smith: creation Dan Flores: Environmental destruction and upkeep John Miller Morris: organizations and family members farms Diana Davids Olien: Oil construction John Opie: Water administration Jeff Roche: Political heritage Yolanda Romero: Political historical past Elliott West: Exploration Connie Woodhouse: Droughts

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Jewish Women Writers in the Soviet Union by Rina Lapidus

By Rina Lapidus

This publication offers the lives and works of 11 Jewish girls authors who lived within the Soviet Union, and who wrote and released their works in Russian. The works contain poems, novels, memoirs and different writing. The publication presents an summary of the lifetime of each one writer, an outline of every author’s literary output, and an evaluation of every author’s frequently conflicted view of her "feminine self" and of her "Jewish self".

At a time while the big Jewish inhabitants which lived in the Soviet Union used to be threatened below Stalin’s prosecutions the ebook presents highly-informative insights into what it was once wish to be a Jewish lady within the Soviet Union during this interval. The writers awarded are: Alexandra Brustein, Elizaveta Polonskaia, Raisa Bloch, Hanna Levina, Ol'ga Ziv, Yulia Neiman, Rahil’ Baumwohl’, Margarita Alliger, Sarah Levina-Kul’neva, Sarah Pogreb and Zinaida Mirkina.

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Supporting research in area studies : a guide for academic by Lesley Pitman

By Lesley Pitman

Supporting study in sector experiences: A consultant for tutorial Libraries specializes in the learn of different nations or areas of the area, crossing conventional disciplinary barriers within the humanities and social sciences. The e-book presents a accomplished consultant for tutorial libraries assisting groups of researchers, exploring the expert necessities of those researchers in details assets, source discovery instruments, info abilities, and the demanding situations of operating with fabrics in a number of languages.

The booklet makes the case that adapting platforms and strategies to satisfy those wishes may also help educational libraries be greater positioned to aid their associations’ overseas schedule. Early chapters conceal the educational panorama, its heritage, zone reviews, librarianship, and acquisitions. next chapters speak about collections administration, electronic items, and the electronic humanities, and their position in educational tasks, with ultimate sections exploring details abilities and many of the disciplinary talents that facilitate the wishes of researchers in the course of their careers.

  • Describes the character of quarter reports examine and the conventional strengths of quarter reports librarianship in aiding inter- and trans-disciplinary research
  • Applies the most recent pondering in study help in collage libraries to the categorical wishes of the world reports examine neighborhood within the uk and United States
  • Explores how internationalizing platforms and procedures can convey broader merits to the collage as a whole
  • Analyzes the actual matters because of operating with content material and platforms in a number of languages

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Brezhnev and the Decline of the Soviet Union by Thomas Crump

By Thomas Crump

Leonid Brezhnev was once chief of the Soviet Union from 1964-1982, an extended interval than the other Soviet chief except Stalin. in the course of Brezhnev’s time Soviet energy appeared at its top and extending. residing criteria have been emerging, the Soviet Union was once a nuclear energy and profitable in its area missions, and the Soviet Union's effect reached into all a part of the area. but, as this ebook, which gives a complete review and reassessment of Brezhnev’s lifestyles, early political profession and occupation as chief, exhibits, the seeds of decline have been sown in Brezhnev's time. there has been an immense over-commitment of assets to the Soviet industrial-military advanced and to hugely pricey overseas coverage overstretch. whilst there has been a failure to carry on electorate' emerging expectancies, and an overconfident ignoring of dissidents and their calls for. The ebook could be of serious curiosity to Russian experts, and likewise to students of diplomacy and global history.

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Awakening Islam: The Politics of Religious Dissent in by Stéphane Lacroix

By Stéphane Lacroix

Amidst the roil of battle and instability around the center East, the West continues to be looking for how you can comprehend the Islamic global. Stéphane Lacroix has now given us a penetrating examine the political dynamics of Saudi Arabia, some of the most opaque of Muslim nations and where that gave start to Osama bin Laden.

the result's a historical past that hasn't ever been instructed earlier than. Lacroix exhibits how hundreds of thousands of Islamist militants from Egypt, Syria, and different heart jap international locations, beginning within the Fifties, escaped persecution and located safe haven in Saudi Arabia, the place they have been built-in into the center of key nation associations and society. The transformative consequence used to be the Sahwa, or “Islamic Awakening,” an indigenous social stream that mixed political activism with neighborhood non secular principles. Awakening Islam bargains a pioneering research of the way the stream turned an important section of Saudi society, and why, within the past due Nineteen Eighties, it grew to become opposed to the very kingdom that had nurtured it. notwithstanding the “Sahwa rebel” failed, it has bequeathed the area very assorted, and extremely made up our minds, heirs: the Islamo-liberals, who search an Islamic constitutional monarchy via peaceable activism, and the neo-jihadis, supporters of bin Laden's violent campaign.

Awakening Islam is outfitted upon seldom-seen records in Arabic, a variety of travels throughout the kingdom, and interviews with an unparalleled variety of Saudi Islamists around the ranks of today’s flow. the end result gives specific perception right into a closed tradition and its powerful model of Islam, which has been exported internationally and which continues to be dangerously misunderstood.

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Human Ecology: Biocultural Adaptations in Human Communities by Holger Schutkowski

By Holger Schutkowski

This booklet explores the connection among cultural innovations and their organic results, combining for the 1st time an ecosystems strategy with cultural anthropological, archaeological and evolutionary behavioural recommendations. starting with source use and foodstuff procurement behaviour, the textual content examines significant subsistence modes, the conditions and dynamics of large-scale subsistence switch, the impact of social differentiation on source use and the results of subsistence behaviour on inhabitants improvement and legislation.

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