Month: February 2017

Case Studies and Theory Development in the Social Sciences (Belfer Center Studies in International Security)

By Alexander L. George

The use of case reports to construct and try out theories in political technological know-how and the opposite social sciences has elevated in recent times. Many students have argued that the social sciences depend too seriously on quantitative learn and formal types and feature tried to improve and refine rigorous equipment for utilizing case stories. this article provides a entire research of study tools utilizing case experiences and examines where of case stories in social technological know-how technique. It argues that case experiences, statistical tools, and formal types are complementary instead of aggressive.

The e-book explains tips to layout case learn study that may produce effects important to policymakers and emphasizes the significance of constructing policy-relevant theories. It bargains 3 significant contributions to case research technique: an emphasis at the significance of within-case research, a close dialogue of procedure tracing, and improvement of the idea that of typological theories. Case reports and conception improvement within the Social Sciences might be fairly necessary to graduate scholars and students in social technology technique and the philosophy of technology, in addition to to these designing new examine initiatives, and should give a contribution tremendously to the wider debate approximately clinical methods.

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Aerotropolis: The Way We'll Live Next

By John D. Kasarda, Greg Lindsay

This amazing and eye-opening examine the hot phenomenon known as the aerotropolis supplies us a glimpse of ways we'll reside within the close to future―and the best way we are going to do enterprise too.

Not see you later in the past, airports have been outfitted close to towns, and roads hooked up one to the opposite. This pattern―the urban within the middle, the airport at the periphery―shaped lifestyles within the 20th century, from the valuable urban to exurban sprawl. at the present time, the ubiquity of jet trip, round the clock workdays, in a single day transport, and worldwide enterprise networks has grew to become the development inside of out. quickly the airport can be on the heart and the town should be equipped round it, the higher to maintain staff, providers, executives, and items in contact with the worldwide marketplace. this can be the aerotropolis: a mix of huge airport, deliberate urban, transport facility, and enterprise hub. The aerotropolis method of city residing is now reshaping existence in Seoul and Amsterdam, in China and India, in Dallas and Washington, D.C. The aerotropolis is the frontier of the subsequent part of globalization, even if we love it or not.

John D. Kasarda outlined the time period "aerotropolis," and he's now wanted world wide as

an adviser. operating with Kasarda's principles and learn, the talented journalist Greg Lindsay supplies us a brilliant, from time to time disquieting examine those rapid towns within the making, the demanding situations they current to our surroundings and our traditional methods of lifestyles, and the possibilities they give to people who can make the most them creatively. Aerotropolis is information from the close to future―news we urgently want if we're to appreciate the altering international and our position in it.

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Dear White America: Letter to a New Minority (City Lights Open Media)

White american citizens have lengthy been cozy within the assumption that they're the cultural norm. Now that proposal is being challenged, as white humans strive against with what it capability to be a part of a fast-changing, actually multicultural state. dealing with continual financial lack of confidence, a favored tradition that displays the nation's different cultural fact, a destiny within which they'll not represent nearly all of the inhabitants, and with a black president within the White residence, whites are transforming into anxious.

This anxiousness has helped to create the Tea celebration move, with its name to "take our kingdom back." through a racialized nostalgia for a mythological earlier, the correct is enlisting worried whites into its crusade for reactionary social and monetary policies.

In pressing reaction, Tim clever has penned his so much pointed and provocative paintings so far. using the shape of direct own deal with, he issues a finger at whites' race-based self-delusion, explaining how such an schedule will in simple terms do damage to the nation's humans, together with such a lot whites. In no doubtful phrases, he argues that the desire for survival of yankee democracy lies within the embody of our multicultural prior, current and future.

"Sparing neither relations nor self…he considers how the deck has continually been stacked in his and different white people's favor…His candor is invigorating."—Publishers Weekly

"One of the main outstanding, articulate and brave critics of white privilege within the nation."—Michael Eric Dyson

"Tim clever has written one other blockbuster! His new publication, Dear White the USA: Letter to a brand new Minority, is a cogent research of the issues of race and inequality in addition to a plea in case you harbor perspectives approximately race and racism to change and certainly do away with them. whereas the book's identify addresses white humans, this is often fairly a e-book for a person who's excited by casting off the problem of racial disparity in our society. this is often needs to learn and an outstanding read."—Charles J. Ogletree, Jr., the Jesse Climenko Professor of legislations at Harvard legislations university and the administrative Director of the Charles Hamilton Houston Institute for Race and Justice. he's the writer of a few books, together with The Presumption of Guilt: The Arrest of Henry Louis Gates, Jr. and Race, category and Crime in America

"Tim clever is an American hero within the truest feel of the term—he tells the reality, regardless of how inconvenient that fact could be. Dear White America is a desperately wanted reaction to the insidious mythology that pretends whites are oppressed and folks of colour unduly privileged. within the strategy, it exposes how new sorts of racism were intentionally embedded into our supposedly 'color blind' tradition. learn this book—but relaxation guaranteed, it is not for the faint of heart."—David Sirota, syndicated columnist, radio host, writer of Back to Our destiny: How the Eighties clarify the area we are living In Now

"The ultimate white analyst of racism in the United States by no means fails to supply clean takes as he punctures myths and defenses."—World vast Work

Tim Wise is among the so much well-liked antiracist essayists, educators, and activists within the usa. he's on a regular basis interviewed through A-list media, together with CNN, C-SPAN, The Tavis Smiley Show, The Tom Joyner Morning Show, Michael Eric Dyson's radio application, and lots of extra. His latest books contain Colorblind and Between Barack and a troublesome Place.

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A Kingdom in Crisis: Thailand's Struggle for Democracy in the Twenty-First Century (Asian Arguments)

Struggling to emerge from a despotic earlier, Thailand stands at a defining second in its background. rankings were killed at the streets of Bangkok. Freedom of speech is in many instances denied. Democracy seems more and more far-off. lengthy dreaded by means of Thais, the loss of life of King Bhumibol Adulyadej is anticipated to unharness even higher instability.

Yet despite the impression of the problem, and the intense significance of the royal succession, they've got by no means been comprehensively analyzed, simply because Thailand's draconian lese majesté legislation has silenced such a lot dialogue - before. Breaking Thailand's draconian lese majesté Andrew MacGregor Marshall is among the in simple terms newshounds overlaying modern Thailand who tells the complete tale. He presents a accomplished rationalization that is smart of the quandary for the 1st time, revealing the unacknowledged succession clash that has develop into entangled with the fight for democracy in Thailand.

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Micromotives and Macrobehavior

By Thomas C. Schelling

Before Freakonomics and The Tipping Point there has been this vintage by way of the 2005 Nobel Laureate in Economics.

"Schelling the following bargains an early research of 'tipping' in social events regarding lots of individuals."―official quotation for the 2005 Nobel Prize

Micromotives and Macrobehavior used to be initially released over twenty-five years in the past, but the tales it tells think simply as clean at the present time. And the topic of those stories―how small and doubtless meaningless judgements and activities by means of members frequently bring about major unintentional effects for a wide group―is extra very important than ever. in a single recognized instance, Thomas C. Schelling exhibits slight-but-not-malicious choice to have associates of an identical race finally results in thoroughly segregated populations.

The up-to-date version of this landmark booklet features a new preface and the author's Nobel Prize recognition speech.

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Velvet Revolution at the Synchrotron: Biology, Physics, and Change in Science (Inside Technology)

By Park Doing

After international struggle II, particle physics grew to become a dominant learn self-discipline in American academia. At many universities, alumni of the ny venture and of Los Alamos have been granted assets to begin (or develop) courses of high-energy physics outfitted round the promise of a brand new and extra robust particle accelerator, the synchrotron. The synchrotron used to be additionally a resource of very extreme X-rays, invaluable for examine in stable states physics and in biology. As synchrotron X-ray technological know-how grew, the experimental perform of protein crystallography (used to figure out the atomic constructions of proteins and viruses), garnered investment, status, and acclaim. In Velvet Revolution on the Synchrotron, Park Doing examines the switch in medical perform at a synchrotron laboratory as biology rose to dominance over physics. He attracts on his personal observations and reports on the Cornell college synchrotron, and considers the results of that modify for the prestige of clinical claims. Velvet Revolution on the Synchrotron is likely one of the few fresh works within the sociology of technology that engages particular clinical and technical claims via player observation--recorded evocatively and engagingly--to handle matters within the philosophy of technological know-how. Doing argues that bureaucratic swap in technology is neither "top-down" nor "bottom-up" yet fairly played in and learned via recursively similar boards of technical statement and resistance. He considers the connection of this variation to the content material of technology, and the results of this dating for the undertaking of laboratory stories all started within the overdue 1970s.

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A History of Political Thought: From Ancient Greece to Early Christianity

Janet Coleman's quantity heritage of eu political theorising, from the traditional Greeks to the Renaissance is the advent which many were watching for.

In this quantity, Coleman discusses the stated nice works of Greek, Roman, and early Christian writers to teach how the historic contexts within which definite rules approximately ethics and politics turned dominant or fell from dominance, support to provide an explanation for the guidelines themselves. all through she attracts on fresh scholarly commentaries written via experts in philosophy, modern political idea, classical languages and cultures, and on historical and early Christian heritage and theology. Janet Coleman exhibits that the Greeks and Romans' arguments should be visible as logical and coherent if we can seize the questions they notion it very important to answer.

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Imam Jafter Bin Muhammad (A.S.) is the 6th Imam shape the progeny of Prophet Muhammad (S. A.W.W.). he's identified extra by way of his identify (Lakab) fc AL-SADIQ\ a number of motives were given as to why he has been singled out for this identify even though the entire Imams from the progeny of the Prophet have been truthful-AL SADIQ. Muhammad Khazri in tesAT-TASHRM i JL ISLAM! says: "Hazrat Abu Abdullah Jaffer Sadiq (A.S) got here of the Sayyeds of the Holy loved ones. He received the name of Sadiq as a result of his unchallengeable truthfulness." Batras Bustani inhis DAERATAK MAAREFVol VI. reaffirms this view.

Another causes is, there has been a necessity to differentiate him shape others who had an identical identify and who had made fake claims to be the Imam of the time. by way of calling him AL-SADIQ, humans may differentiate him from the fake ones.

A 3rd rationalization is that Allah, the Almighty, Himself selected this name for him. The Prophet (S. A. W. W.) as a result foretold the beginning of this Imam and gave him this identify.

The most crucial factor to notice is that just like the Prophet (S.A.W.W.) who used to be stated to be honest i AL-SADIQ)

even through his avowed enemies, The Quraish of Mecca, equally Imam Jaffer Sadiq's truthfulness has been accredited continually

even by means of his enemies.

As for the identify Jaffei; via. Arabic lexicon, it simpK skill a circulation. yet in response to a few traditions. Jaffer is a different movement in paradise. In view of the truth that Imam Jaffer (A.S) was once to develop into a fountain head of data for one and all; he used to be given this identify through his father, the 5th Imam.

The 6th Imam can be recognized by way of many different titles C1LQAB') that come with FAADHIL (the very good one), TAHIR (the natural one), SAB1R (the sufferer one), QAEEM (the steadfast one) and MUSADDIQ (the ratifier).

Another detailed factor approximately Imam Jaffer Sadiq (A.S) is, the Shia sect of Islam is called after him. therefore while humans speak of the

'madhab' of Abu Hanifa, of Ahmed Ibne Hanbal, of Malik bin Anas, of Imam Shafi, they speak of the madhab of Ahlul Bayt as madhab Jafferi.

Published by means of Bilal Muslim challenge of Tanzania

Dar-es-Salaam Tanzania ISBN: 9987 620 eleven 6



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Drogen: Die Geschichte eines langen Krieges

By Johann Hari

This can be the German translation. Please look for the English e-book torrent for info on its content.

Der Krieg gegen die Drogen gilt inzwischen als gescheitert, der Handel mit Drogen ist ein blühendes Geschäft, alle Maßnahmen gegen den Konsum sind weitgehend erfolglos. Woran liegt das? Der britische Journalist Johann Hari begibt sich auf eine einzigartige Reise – von Brooklyn über Mexiko bis nach Deutschland – und erzählt die Geschichten derjenigen, deren Leben vom immerwährenden Kampf gegen Drogen geprägt ist: von Dealern, Süchtigen, Kartellmitgliedern, den Verlierern und Profiteuren. Mit seiner grandiosen literarischen Reportage schreibt Hari sowohl eine Geschichte des Krieges gegen Drogen als auch ein mitreißendes und streitbares Plädoyer zum Umdenken.


Eines der spektakulärsten Bücher der letzten Jahre […] akribisch recherchiert und von atemberaubender Dringlichkeit. (Simon Hadler Österreichischer Rundfunk)

Für seine imposante Streitschrift […] ist [Johann Hari] an die Fronten des Konflikts, aber auch in Länder gereist, die hoffungsvolle Alternativen erproben. (Michael Holmes NZZ am Sonntag)

Grandios! (Deutschlandradio Kultur - Lesart)

Mit ›Drogen‹ liefert Hari einen nicht zu ignorierenden Beitrag zu einer unlösbar scheinenden Kontroverse. (Marcus Müntefering Spiegel Online)

eine speedy weltumspannende Recherche über die Profiteure und die Verlierer im Krieg gegen die Drogen. (Hernán D. Caro/Claudius Seidl/Harald Staun Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung)
Über den Autor und weitere Mitwirkende

Johann Hari, geboren 1979, gilt als einer der besten Nachwuchsjournalisten, u.a. hat er für die »New York Times«, »LA Times«, »Guardian« und »Le Monde« geschrieben und wurde vielfach ausgezeichnet. Von Amnesty foreign united kingdom wurde er zweimal zum Journalisten des Jahres ernannt, 2010 bekam er den Martha Gellhorn Prize for Journalism. Nach einer privaten und beruflichen Krise begab er sich 2011 auf eine drei Jahre dauernde Reise um die ganze Welt, um die Ausmaße und Langzeitfolgen vom Krieg gegen Drogen zu ergründen. Hari lebt und schreibt heute in London.

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