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  • How to conduct a practice-based study : problems and methods / Silvia Gherardi
    HD 30.4 G44 2019eb

  • Sexual harassment, the abuse of power and the crisis of leadership : "superstar" harassers and how to stop them / James K. Beggan
    HF 5549.5 S45B44 2019eb

  • A research agenda for social entrepreneurship / edited by Anne de Bruin and Simon Teasdale
    HD 60 R47 2019eb

  • Entrepreneurship and context / Friederike Welter
    HB 615 W45 2019eb

  • Handbook of research on crowdfunding / edited by Hans Landström, Annaleena Parhankangas, and Colin Mason
    HG 4751 H36 2019eb

  • Research handbook on boards of directors / edited by Jonas Gabrielsson (professor, Halmstad University, Sweden), Wafa Khlif (Toulouse Business School, Spain), and Sibel Yamak (University of Wolverhampton, UK)
    HD 2745 R47 2019eb

  • Research handbook of international talent management / edited by Yipeng Liu
    HD 62.4 R47 2019eb

  • Theories of social innovation / Danielle Logue
    HM 891 L64 2019eb

  • Cooperative strategy : managing alliances and networks / John Child, David Faulkner, Stephen Tallman, Linda Hsieh
    HD 69 S8C44 2019eb

  • The Oxford handbook of organized crime / edited by Letizia Paoli
    HV 6441 O94 2014eb

  • Data-driven business transformation : how to disrupt, innovate, and stay ahead of the competition / Caroline Carruthers, Peter Jackson
    HD 58.8 C37 2019eb


    Data Driven Business Transformation illustrates how to find the secrets to fast adaptation and disruptive origination hidden in your data and how to use them to capture market share.

    Digitalisation - or the Digital Revolution - was the first step in an evolving process of analysis and improvement in the operations and administration of commerce. The popular author team of Caroline Carruthers and Peter Jackson, two global leaders in data transformation and education, pick up the conversation here at the next evolutionary step where data from these digital systems generates value, and really use data science to produce tangible results. Optimise the performance of your company through data-driven processes by:

    Following step-by-step guidance for transitioning your company in the real world to run on a data-enabled business model Mastering a versatile set of data principles powerful enough to produce transformative results at any stage of a business's development Winning over the hearts of your employees and influencing a cultural shift to a data-enabled business Reading first-hand stories from today's thought leaders who are shaping data transformation at their companies

    Enable your company's data to lift profits with Data Driven Business Transformation .

  • Les hommes au triangle rose : journal d'un déporté homosexuel, 1939-1945 / Heinz Heger ; préface de Guy Hocquenghem ; traduit de l'allemand par Alain Chouchan en collaboration avec Marie-Claude Sanjuan
    HQ 75.7 H4314 1981

  • Group decision and negotiation - behavior, models, snd support : 19th International Conference, GDN 2019, Loughborough, UK, June 11-15, 2019, Proceedings / Danielle Costa Morais, Ashley Carreras, Adiel Teixeira de Almeida, Rudolf Vetschera (eds.)
    HD 30.2 G76 2019

  • The oil of Brazil : exploration, technical capacity and geosciences teaching (1864-1968) / Drielli Peyerl
    HD 9574 B82P4713 2019

  • Farming communities in the Western Alps, 1500-1914 : the enduring bond / Robert Dodgshon
    HD 1516 A43A46 2019


  • Sustainable development of water and environment : Proceedings of the ICSDWE 2019 / editors Rong Sun and Li Fei
    HC 79 E5I28 2019

  • Strategic supply chain management / Syed Abdul Rehman Khan and Zhang Yu

  • Business and consumer analytics : new ideas / editors, Pablo Moscato and Natalie Jane de Vries

  • Big data science and analytics for smart sustainable urbanism : unprecedented paradigmatic shifts and practical advancements / Simon Elias Bibri

  • Energy and environmental strategies in the era of globalization / Muhammad Shahbaz, Daniel Balsalobre, editors
    HC 79 E5E54 2019

  • Sustainable development goals and sustainable supply chains in the post-global economy / Natalia Yakovleva, Regina Frei, Sudhir Rama Murthy, editors
    HD 38.5 S87 2019

  • Industrial solid waste recycling in Western China / Fenglan Han, Lan'er Wu

  • Yield curves and forward curves for diffusion models of short rates / Gennady A. Medvedev

  • Climate Change Impacts on Gender Relations in Bangladesh : Socio-environmental Struggle of the Shora Forest Community in the Sundarbans Mangrove Forest / Sajal Roy

  • Computational urban planning and management for smart cities / Stan Geertman, Qingming Zhan, Andrew Allan, Christopher Pettit, editors
    HT 166 C66 2019

  • Industry 4.0 : developments towards the fourth Industrial Revolution / Kaushik Kumar, Divya Zindani and J. Paulo Davim

  • Solid-State NMR in zeolite catalysis / Jun Xu, Qiang Wang, Shenhui Li and Feng Deng

  • Socio-spatial inequalities in contemporary cities / Alfredo Mela, Alessia Toldo

  • Enterprise applications, markets and services in the finance industry : 9th International Workshop, FinanceCom 2018, Manchester, UK, June 22, 2018 : revised papers / edited by Nikolay Mehandjiev, Brahim Saadouni
    HG 173 I584 2018

  • Product lifecycle management. the case studies / John Stark, editor
    HF 5415.155 P76 2019

  • Japanese contractors in overseas markets : bridging cultural and communication gaps / Kazuhito Suzuki and Low Sui Pheng

  • Infrastructure delivery systems : governance and implementation issues / Bankole Osita Awuzie, Peter McDermott
    HC 79 C3A98 2019

  • Cyberdanger : understanding and guarding against cybercrime / Eddy Willems

  • Earthquake and disaster risk : decade retrospective of the Wenchuan earthquake / Yong-Gang Li, editor
    HV 600 2008 W46E27 2019

  • Action research in policy analysis : critical and relational approaches to sustainability transitions / edited by Koen P.R. Bartels & Julia M. Wittmayer
    H 62 A51315 2018eb

    Today's pressing political, social, economic, and environmental crises urgently ask for effective policy responses and fundamental transitions towards sustainability supported by a sound knowledge base and developed in collaboration between all stakeholders.

    This book explores how action research forms a valuable methodology for producing such collaborative knowledge and action. It outlines the recent uptake of action research in policy analysis and transition research and develops a distinct and novel approach that is both critical and relational. By sharing action research experiences in a variety of settings, the book seeks to explicate ambitions, challenges, and practices involved with fostering policy changes and sustainability transitions. As such it provides crucial guidance and encouragement for future action research in policy analysis and transition research.

    This text will be of key interest to scholars and students of policy analysis and transition research and more broadly to public administration and policy, urban and regional studies, political science, research and innovation, sustainability science, and science and technology studies. It will also speak to practitioners, policymakers and philanthropic funders aiming to engage in or fund action research.

  • Families in transition : parenting gender diverse children, adolescents, and young adults / edited by Arlene I. Lev, Andrew R. Gottlieb
    HQ 77.9 F348 2019eb

  • Big data for qualitative research / Kathy A. Mills
    H 62 M4425 2019eb
    Big Data for Qualitative Researchcovers everything small data researchers need to know about big data, from the potentials of big data analytics to its methodological and ethical challenges. The data that we generate in everyday life are now digitally mediated, stored, and analyzed by web sites, companies, institutions, and governments. Big data is large-volume, rapidly generated, digitally encoded information that is often related to other networked data, and can provide valuable evidence for study of phenomena.

    The book explores the potentials of qualitative methods and analysis for big data, including text mining, sentiment analysis, information and data visualization, netnography, follow-the-thing methods, mobile research methods, multimodal analysis, and rhythmanalysis. It debates new concerns about ethics, privacy, and dataveillance for big data qualitative researchers.

    This book is essential reading for those who do qualitative and mixed methods research, and are curious, excited, or even sceptical about big data and what it means for future research. Now is the time for researchers to understand, debate, and envisage the new possibilities and challenges of the rapidly developing and dynamic field of big data from the vantage point of the qualitative researcher.

    e who do qualitative and mixed methods research, and are curious, excited, or even sceptical about big data and what it means for future research. Now is the time for researchers to understand, debate, and envisage the new possibilities and challenges of the rapidly developing and dynamic field of big data from the vantage point of the qualitative researcher.

  • Ageism : past, present, and future / Tay K. McNamara and John B. Williamson
    HQ 1061 M46 2019eb

    Ageism: Past, Present, and Future presents perspectives for understanding ageism and puts ageism in the context of specific social institutions. McNamara and Williamson uniquely provide a number of complementary ways to understand ageism, including social and psychological theories of ageism, economic development, ageism as frame or lens, and ageism at the intersection of various social categories such as gender and race. They then put ageism in the context of mass media, h ealth care, employment, and public policy. This short text is an ideal addition to courses on sociology of aging, social policy, and social problems.

  • Military masculinity and postwar recovery in the Soviet Union / Erica L. Fraser
    HQ 1090.7 S65F73 2019

    Catastrophic wartime casualties and postwar discomfort with the successes of women who had served in combat roles combined to shatter prewar ideals about what service meant for Soviet masculine identity. The soldier had to be re-imagined and resold to a public that had just emerged from the Second World War, and a younger generation suspicious of state control. In doing so, Soviet military culture wrote women out and attempted to re-establish soldiering as the premier form of masculinity in society.

    Military Masculinity and Postwar Recovery in the Soviet Union combines textual and visual analysis, as well as archival research to highlight the multiple narratives that contributed to rebuilding military identities. Each chapter visits a particular site of this reconstruction, including debates about conscription and evasion, appropriate role models for cadets, misogynist military imagery in cartoons, the fraught militarized workplaces of nuclear physicists, and the first cohort of cosmonauts, who represented the completion of the project to rebuild militarized masculinity.

  • After the shock city : urban culture and the making of modern citizenship / Tom Hulme
    HT 133 H85 2019
    Using the industrial cities of Manchester and Chicago as case studies, this book traces the idea of "citizenship" across different areas of local life in the first half of the twentieth century - from philosophy and festivals to historical re-enactment and public housing. Coalitions of voluntary associations, municipal government and local elites lambasted modern urban culture as the cause of social disintegration. But rather than simply decanting the population to new and smaller settlements they tried to re-imagine a reformed city as a place that could foster loyal and healthy communities. Celebrating civic progress in the period since the "shock city" of the nineteenth century, they sought to create a sense of local pride that could bracket growing class and racial tensions. The diverse individuals, groups and communities of the city reacted in different ways to this message. Some were happy to gather under the identity of one civic banner. Others, held back by discriminatory structures of society, chose to shape their own idea of citizenship - one that looked far beyond the city for a sense of belonging and rights. Historians have tended to emphasise the rise of national identity, state centralisation and popular patriotism at the expense of distinctive local identities, municipal autonomy and expressions of civic pride. This book aims to redress the imbalance, demonstrating how local ideas of belonging could still exert a powerful hold on the making of modern citizenship. TOM HULME is a lecturer in the School of History, Anthropology, Philosophy and Politics, Queen's University Belfast.

  • Digital cash : the unknown history of the anarchists, utopians, and technologists who built cryptocurrency / Finn Brunton
    HG 1710 B785 2019

    The fascinating untold story of digital cash and its creators--from experiments in the 1970s to the mania over Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies

    Bitcoin may appear to be a revolutionary form of digital cash without precedent or prehistory. In fact, it is only the best-known recent experiment in a long line of similar efforts going back to the 1970s. But the story behind cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and its blockchain technology has largely been untold--until now. In Digital Cash , Finn Brunton reveals how technological utopians and political radicals created experimental money to bring about their visions of the future: protecting privacy or bringing down governments, preparing for apocalypse or launching a civilization of innovation and abundance that would make its creators immortal.

    The incredible story of the pioneers of cryptocurrency takes us from autonomous zones on the high seas to the world's most valuable dump, from bank runs to idea coupons, from time travelers in a San Francisco bar to the pattern securing every twenty-dollar bill, and from marketplaces for dangerous secrets to a tank of frozen heads awaiting revival in the far future. Along the way, Digital Cash explores the hard questions and challenges that these innovators faced: How do we learn to trust and use different kinds of money? What makes digital objects valuable? How does currency prove itself as real to us? What would it take to make a digital equivalent to cash, something that could be created but not forged, exchanged but not copied, and which reveals nothing about its users?

    Filled with marvelous characters, stories, and ideas, Digital Cash is an engaging and accessible account of the strange origins and remarkable technologies behind today's cryptocurrency explosion.

  • The technology trap : capital, labor, and power in the age of automation / Carl Benedikt Frey
    HC 79 T4F74 2019

    How the history of technological revolutions can help us better understand economic and political polarization in the age of automation

    From the Industrial Revolution to the age of artificial intelligence, The Technology Trap takes a sweeping look at the history of technological progress and how it has radically shifted the distribution of economic and political power among society's members. As Carl Benedikt Frey shows, the Industrial Revolution created unprecedented wealth and prosperity over the long run, but the immediate consequences of mechanization were devastating for large swaths of the population. Middle-income jobs withered, wages stagnated, the labor share of income fell, profits surged, and economic inequality skyrocketed. These trends, Frey documents, broadly mirror those in our current age of automation, which began with the Computer Revolution.

    Just as the Industrial Revolution eventually brought about extraordinary benefits for society, artificial intelligence systems have the potential to do the same. But Frey argues that this depends on how the short term is managed. In the nineteenth century, workers violently expressed their concerns over machines taking their jobs. The Luddite uprisings joined a long wave of machinery riots that swept across Europe and China. Today's despairing middle class has not resorted to physical force, but their frustration has led to rising populism and the increasing fragmentation of society. As middle-class jobs continue to come under pressure, there's no assurance that positive attitudes to technology will persist.

    The Industrial Revolution was a defining moment in history, but few grasped its enormous consequences at the time. The Technology Trap demonstrates that in the midst of another technological revolution, the lessons of the past can help us to more effectively face the present.

  • Not working : where have all the good jobs gone? / David G. Blanchflower
    HD 5709 B53 2019

    A candid assessment of why the job market is not as healthy as we think

    Don't trust low unemployment numbers as proof that the labor market is doing fine--it isn't. Not Working is about those who can't find full-time work at a decent wage--the underemployed--and how their plight is contributing to widespread despair, a worsening drug epidemic, and the unchecked rise of right-wing populism.

    In this revelatory and outspoken book, David Blanchflower draws on his acclaimed work in the economics of labor and well-being to explain why today's postrecession economy is vastly different from what came before. He calls out our leaders and policymakers for failing to see the Great Recession coming, and for their continued failure to address one of the most unacknowledged social catastrophes of our time. Blanchflower shows how many workers are underemployed or have simply given up trying to find a well-paying job, how wage growth has not returned to prerecession levels despite rosy employment indicators, and how general prosperity has not returned since the crash of 2008.

    Standard economic measures are often blind to these forgotten workers, which is why Blanchflower practices the "economics of walking about"--seeing for himself how ordinary people are faring under the recovery, and taking seriously what they say and do. Not Working is his candid report on how the young and the less skilled are among the worst casualties of underemployment, how immigrants are taking the blame, and how the epidemic of unhappiness and self-destruction will continue to spread unless we deal with it.

  • Narkomania : drugs, HIV, and citizenship in Ukraine / Jennifer J. Carroll
    HV 5840 U38 C37 2019

    Against the backdrop of a post-Soviet state set aflame by geopolitical conflict and violent revolution, Narkomania considers whether substance use disorders are everywhere the same and whether our responses to drug use presuppose what kind of people those who use drugs really are. Jennifer J. Carroll's ethnography is a story about public health and international efforts to quell the spread of HIV. Carroll focuses on Ukraine where the prevalence of HIV among people who use drugs is higher than in parts of sub-Saharan Africa and unpacks the arguments and myths surrounding medication-assisted treatment (MAT) in Ukraine. What she presents in Narkomania forces us to question drug policy, its uses, and its effects on "normal" citizens.

    Carroll uses her findings to explore what people who use drugs can teach us about the contemporary societies emerging in post-Soviet space. With examples of how MAT has been politicized, how drug use has been tied to ideas of "good" citizenship, and how vigilantism towards people who use drugs has occurred, Narkomania details the cultural and historical backstory of the situation in Ukraine. Carroll reveals how global efforts supporting MAT in Ukraine allow the ideas surrounding MAT, drug use, and HIV to resonate more broadly into international politics and echo into the heart of the Ukrainian public.

  • Voices from the Soviet edge : southern migrants in Leningrad and Moscow / Jeff Sahadeo
    HB 2067 S34 2019

    Jeff Sahadeo reveals the complex and fascinating stories of migrant populations in Leningrad and Moscow. Voices from the Soviet Edge focuses on the hundreds of thousands of Uzbeks, Tajiks, Georgians, Azerbaijanis, and others who arrived toward the end of the Soviet era, seeking opportunity at the privileged heart of the USSR. Through the extensive oral histories Sahadeo has collected, he shows how the energy of these migrants, denigrated as "Blacks" by some Russians, transformed their families' lives and created inter-republican networks, altering society and community in both the center and the periphery of life in the "two capitals."

    Voices from the Soviet Edge connects Leningrad and Moscow to transnational trends of core-periphery movement and marks them as global cities. In examining Soviet concepts such as "friendship of peoples" alongside ethnic and national differences, Sahadeo shows how those ideas became racialized but could also be deployed to advance migrant aspirations. He exposes the Brezhnev era as a time of dynamism and opportunity, and Leningrad and Moscow not as isolated outposts of privilege but at the heart of any number of systems that linked the disparate regions of the USSR into a whole. In the 1980s, as the Soviet Union crumbled, migration increased. These later migrants were the forbears of contemporary Muslims from former Soviet spaces who now confront significant discrimination in European Russia. As Sahadeo demonstrates, the two cities benefited from 1980s' migration but also became communities where racism and exclusion coexisted with citizenship and Soviet identity.

  • New directions in social and cultural history / edited by Sasha Handley, Rohan McWilliam and Lucy Noakes
    HN 13 N49 2018eb
    What does it mean to be a social and cultural historian today? In the wake of the 'cultural turn', and in an age of digital and public history, what challenges and opportunities await historians in the early 21st century? In this exciting new text, leading historians reflect on key developments in their fields and argue for a range of 'new directions' in social and cultural history. Focusing on emerging areas of historical research such as the history of the emotions and environmental history, New Directions in Social and Cultural History is an invaluable guide to the current and future state of the field.The book is divided into three clear sections, each with an editorial introduction, and covering key thematic areas: histories of the human, the material world, and challenges and provocations. Each chapter in the collection provides an introduction to the key and recent developments in its specialist field, with their authors then moving on to argue for what they see as particularly important shifts and interventions in the theory and methodology and suggest future developments. New Directions in Social and Cultural Histor y provides a comprehensive and insightful overview of this burgeoning field which will be important reading for all students and scholars of social and cultural history and historiography.

  • Patient capital : the challenges and promises of long-term investing / Victoria Ivashina and Josh Lerner
    HG 4521 I88 2019

    How to overcome barriers to the long-term investments that are essential for solving the world's biggest problems

    There has never been a greater need for long-term investments to tackle the world's most difficult problems, such as climate change and decaying infrastructure. And it is increasingly unlikely that the public sector will be willing or able to fill this gap. If these critical needs are to be met, the major pools of long-term, patient capital--including pensions, sovereign wealth funds, university endowments, and wealthy individuals and families--will have to play a large role. In this accessible and authoritative account of long-term capital investment, two leading experts on the subject, Harvard Business School professors Victoria Ivashina and Josh Lerner, highlight the significant hurdles facing long-term investors and propose concrete ways to overcome these difficulties.

    Presenting the best evidence in an engaging way by using memorable stories and examples, Patient Capital describes how large investors increasingly want and need long-run investments that have the potential to deliver greater returns than those in the public markets. Yet success in such investments has been the exception. Performance has suffered from both the limitations of investors and the internal structure of their fund managers, often resulting in the wrong incentives and a lack of long-term planning.

    Yet the challenges facing long-term investors can be surmounted and the rewards are potentially large, both for investors and society as a whole. Patient Capital shows how to make long-term investment work better for everyone.

  • Macroeconomics / Stephen D. Williamson
    HB 172.5 W55 2018
    The Williamson text provides a modern approach to macroeconomics in which core economic theory is explained with a focus on the micro foundations of macroeconomic theory. Williamson uses the fundamental concepts learned in microeconomics to understand macroeconomics.

  • Putin's labyrinth : spies, murder, and the dark heart of the new Russia / Steve LeVine
    HN 530.2 Z9V55 2009
    In Putin's Labyrinth , acclaimed journalist Steve LeVine, who lived in and reported from the former Soviet Union for more than a decade, provides a gripping account of modern Russia. President Dmitri Medvedev and the country's real power, Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, are posing a resolute challenge to the West. In a penetrating narrative that recounts the lives and deaths of six Russians, LeVine portrays the growth of a "culture of death"--from targeted assassinations of the state's enemies to the Kremlin's indifference when innocent hostages are slaughtered. Interviews with eyewitnesses and the families and friends of these victims reveal how Russians manage to negotiate their way around the ever-present danger of violence and the emotional toll that this lethal maze is exacting on ordinary people. The result is a fresh way of assessing the forces that are driving this major new confrontation with the West.

  • Environmental economics : an introduction / Barry C. Field, Department of Resource Economics, University of Massachusetts Amherst, Martha K. Field, Department of Business and Information Technology, Greenfield Community College
    HC 79 E5F47 2017
    Environmental Economics is an introduction to the basic principles of environmental economics as they have been developed in the past and as they continue to evolve. The examples discussed in this textbook represent only a sample of the full range of issues that actually exists. For this reason, the Seventh Edition sticks to the basic ideas and ways that environmental economists have found to make the basic concepts and models more specific and relevant to concrete environmental issues. The basic structure and sequence of chapters are unchanged but contain new and updated material that reflects the new research efforts by environmental economists over the last few years.

  • The Loes and Wilford Poor Law Incorporation, 1765-1826 : "a prison with a milder name" / edited by John Shaw ; general editor Harvey Osborne
    HV 250 S8L64 2019
    Between 1660 and 1841, some 149 "corporations of the poor" were created in England through local acts. By uniting a number of parishes, these "corporations" hoped to deal more effectively with the growing problem of pauperism. This volume, focussing on 33 parishes in the hundreds of Loes and Wilford in east Suffolk, is the first detailed exploration of a rural incorporation. The incorporation's approach towards the poor was truly revolutionary: setting the able-bodied to work in the purpose-built house of industry, educating the children, punishing the indolent, and caring for the sick and impotent in a humane way. By charting the incorporation's complete history, this volume allows for the exploration of the wide range of social policies implemented during those years. Through a wealth of documents, we witness the zeal of the initial promoters in the 1760s; the construction and management of the House; the development of medical services; the problems faced by the economic crisis of the 1790s; and, as costs continued to rise, the gradual disillusionment of the local elites, leading to the institution's demise in 1826. JOHN SHAW obtained his PhD from the University of East Anglia

  • Human resource management and evolutionary psychology : exploring the biological foundations of managing people at work / Andrew R. Timming (Associate Professor of Human Resource Management, University of Western Australia Business School)
    HF 5549 T56 2019eb

  • A research agenda for entrepreneurship and innovation / edited by David B. Audretsch (Distinguished Professor and Ameritech Chair of Economic Development, Indiana University, Bloomington, US), Erik E. Lehmann (Professor of Management and Organization, University of Augsburg, Germany), and Albert N. Link (Virginia Batte Phillips Distinguished Professor of Economics, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, US)
    HB 615 R47 2019eb

  • Handbook of research on the psychological contract at work / edited by Yannick Griep (Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, Faculty of Arts, University of Calgary, Canada and Division of Epidemiology, Stress Research Institute, Stockholm University, Sweden), and Professor Sir Cary Cooper (Alliance Manchester Business School, University of Manchester, UK)
    HD 31.2 H36 2019eb

  • The role and impact of entrepreneurship education : methods, teachers and innovative programmes / edited by Alain Fayolle (Distinguished Professor of Entrepreneurship and Director, Entrepreneurship Research Centre, EMLYON Business School, Ecully, France), Dafna Kariv (Professor of Entrepreneurship and Vice President, COLLMAN, Rishon LeZion, Israel), and Harry Matlay (Global Independent Research, Coventry, UK)
    HB 615 R65 2019eb

  • Convenience triangle in white-collar crime : case studies of fraud examinations / Petter Gottschalk (Professor, Department of Leadership and Organizational Behavior, BI Norwegian Business School, Oslo, Norway)
    HV 8079 F7G68 2019eb

  • Preparing for high impact organizational change : experiential learning and practice / edited by Gavin M. Schwarz (Professor, Management, University of New South Wales, Australia), Anthony F. Buono, (Professor, Management and Sociology) and Susan M. Adams (Professor, Management, Bentley University, US)
    HD 58.8 P74 2019eb

  • The political economy of inequality / Frank Stilwell
    HC 79 I5S774 2019
    During the last few decades, the gap between the incomes, wealth and living standards of rich and poor people has increased in most countries. Economic inequality has become a defining issue of our age.

    In this book, leading political economist Frank Stilwell provides a comprehensive overview of the nature, causes, and consequences of this growing divide. He shows how we can understand inequalities of wealth and incomes, globally and nationally, examines the scale of the problem and explains how it affects our wellbeing. He also shows that, although governments are often committed to 'growth at all costs' and 'trickle down' economics, there are alternative public policies that could be used to narrow the gap between rich and poor.

    Stilwell's engaging and clear guide to the issues will be indispensable reading for all students, general readers and scholars interested in inequality in political economy, economics, public policy and beyond.

  • Britain beyond Brexit / edited by Gavin Kelly and Nick Pearce
    HC 240.25 G7B7464 2019
    'A wise and wide-ranging reminder of the things we should have been talking about when we were talking about Brexit.'
    Stephanie Flanders, Head of Bloomberg Economics

    'With the national debate bogged down in the messy process of negotiating the UK's exit from and future relationship with the EU, this book is a timely look at the bigger question: what kind of country do we want to be after Brexit and how do we make it happen? Sharp, clear writing on the most important question of our time, by some of the smartest people around.'
    Sarah O'Connor, investigations correspondent and columnist, Financial Times

    'This excellent collection of astute and forward-looking essays, from some of Britain's leading commentators and academics, offers much-needed perspective on the emerging trends in our economy, society and politics which are reshaping the UK in fundamental ways. It is an indispensable read for those interested in understanding what these dynamics mean for public policy now, and in decades to come.'
    Michael Kenny, Professor of Public Policy, University of Cambridge

    Brexit represents a critical juncture in British politics. In this new collection, leading economists, political scientists, historians and public policy experts analyse what the Brexit decision might mean for Britain's economy, society and politics. Anticipating the challenges of the 2020s, the authors explore how Britain might change in the aftermath of the current Brexit storm. The contributions analyse the future of the British economic model, migration and the labour market, the UK's constitution and political parties, the politics of housing, the challenge of generational conflict, tax and public spending, the prospects for the City and the future of UK trade. It is essential reading for anyone interested in how today's Brexit decision will shape the future of the country.

  • The invention of sustainability : nature and destiny, c. 1500-1870 / Paul Warde
    HC 240.9 E5W37 2018
    The issue of sustainability, and the idea that economic growth and development might destroy its own foundations, is one of the defining political problems of our era. This ground breaking study traces the emergence of this idea, and demonstrates how sustainability was closely linked to hopes for growth, and the destiny of expanding European states, from the sixteenth century. Weaving together aspirations for power, for economic development and agricultural improvement, and ideas about forestry, climate, the sciences of the soil and of life itself, this book sets out how new knowledge and metrics led people to imagine both new horizons for progress, but also the possibility of collapse. In the nineteenth century, anxieties about sustainability, often driven by science, proliferated in debates about contemporary and historical empires and the American frontier. The fear of progress undoing itself confronted society with finding ways to live with and manage nature.

  • Dispossessed : how predatory bureaucracy foreclosed on the American middle class / Noelle Stout
    HG 2040.5 U62S76 2019
    In the aftermath of the 2008 financial crisis, more than 14 million U.S. homeowners filed for foreclosure. Focusing on the hard-hit Sacramento Valley, Noelle Stout uncovers the predacious bureaucracy that organized the largest bank seizure of residential homes in U.S. history. Stout reveals the failure of Wall Street banks' mortgage assistance programs--backed by over $300 billion of federal funds--to deliver on the promise of relief. Unlike the programs of the Great Depression, in which the government took on the toxic mortgage debt of Americans, corporate lenders and loan servicers ultimately denied over 70 percent of homeowner applications. In the voices of bank employees and homeowners, Stout unveils how call center representatives felt about denying appeals and shares the fears of families living on the brink of eviction. Stout discloses the impacts of rising inequality on homeowners--from whites who felt their middle-class life unraveling to communities of color who experienced a more precipitous and dire decline. Trapped in a Kafkaesque maze of mortgage assistance, borrowers began to view debt refusal as a moral response to lenders, as seemingly mundane bureaucratic dramas came to redefine the meaning of debt and dispossession.

  • Réalités masculines oubliées / sous la direction de Jean-Martin Deslauriers, Marc Lafrance et Gilles Tremblay
    HQ 1090.7 C2R43 2019

  • Urban transformations : from liberalism to corporatism in greater Berlin, 1871-1933 / Parker Daly Everett
    HT 169 G32E94 2019

    Urban Transformations is a theoretical and empirical account of the changing nature of urbanization in Germany. Where city planners and municipal administrations had emphasized free markets, the rule of law, and trade in 1871, by the 1930s they favoured a quite different integrative, corporate, and productivist vision. Urban Transformations explores the broad-based social transformation connected to these changes and the contemporaneous shifts in the cultural and social history of global capitalism. Dynamic features of modern capitalist life, such as rapid industrialization, working-class radicalism, dramatic population growth, poor quality housing, and regional administrative incoherence significantly influenced the Greater Berlin region.

    Examining materials on city planning, municipal administration, architecture, political economy, and jurisprudence, Urban Transformations recasts the history of German and European urbanization, as well as that of modernist architecture and city planning.

  • Courting sanctity : holy women and the Capetians / Sean L. Field
    HQ 1147 F7F54 2019

    The rise of the Capetian dynasty across the long thirteenth century, which rested in part on the family's perceived sanctity, is a story most often told through the actions of male figures, from Louis IX's metamorphosis into "Saint Louis" to Philip IV's attacks on Pope Boniface VIII. In Courting Sanctity, Sean L. Field argues that, in fact, holy women were central to the Capetian's self-presentation as being uniquely favored by God. Tracing the shifting relationship between holy women and the French royal court, he shows that the roles and influence of these women were questioned and reshaped under Philip III and increasingly assumed to pose physical, spiritual, and political threats by the time of Philip IV's death.

    Field's narrative highlights six holy women. The saintly reputations of Isabelle of France and Douceline of Digne helped to crystalize the Capetians' claims of divine favor by 1260. In the 1270s, the French court faced a crisis that centered on the testimony of Elizabeth of Spalbeek, a visionary holy woman from the Low Countries. After 1300, the arrests and interrogations of Paupertas of Metz, Margueronne of Bellevillette, and Marguerite Porete served to bolster Philip IV's crusades against the dangers supposedly threatening the kingdom of France. Courting Sanctity thus reassesses key turning points in the ascent of the "most Christian" Capetian court through examinations of the lives and images of the holy women that the court sanctified or defamed.

  • Viva M.A.C : AIDS, fashion, and the philanthropic practices of M.A.C Cosmetics / Andrea Benoit
    HD 9970.5 C674M33 2019

    The first cultural history of the iconic brand M·A·C Cosmetics, VIVA M·A·C charts the evolution of M·A·C's revolutionary corporate philanthropy around HIV/AIDS awareness. Drawing upon exclusive interviews with M·A·C co-founder Frank Toskan, key journalists, and fashion insiders, Andrea Benoit tells the fascinating story of how M·A·C's unique style of corporate social responsibility emerged from specific cultural practices, rather than being part of a strategic marketing plan.

    Benoit delves into the history of the M·A·C AIDS Fund and its signature VIVA GLAM fundraising lipstick, which featured drag performer RuPaul and singer k.d. lang in its first advertising campaigns. This lively chronicle reveals how M·A·C managed to not only defy the stigma associated with AIDS that alarmed many other corporations, but to engage in highly successful AIDS advocacy while maintaining its creative and fashionable authority.

  • Madness, violence, and power : a critical collection / edited by Andrea Daley, Lucy Costa, and Peter Beresford
    HM 1116 M33 2019

    Madness, Violence, and Power: A Critical Collection disengages from the common forms of discussion about violence related to mental health service users and survivors which position those users or survivors as more likely to enact violence or become victims of violence. Instead, this book seeks to broaden understandings of violence manifest in the lives of mental health service users/survivors, 'push' current considerations to explore the impacts of systems and institutions that manage 'abnormality', and to create and foster space to explore the role of our own communities in justice and accountability dialogues.

    This critical collection constitutes an integral contribution to critical scholarship on violence and mental illness by addressing a gap in the existing literature by broadening the "violence lens," and inviting an interdisciplinary conversation that is not narrowly biomedical and neuro-scientific.

  • The politics of social inclusion and labor representation : immigrants and trade unions in the European context / Heather Connolly, Stefania Marino, and Miguel Martínez Lucio
    HD 6660.5 C64 2019

    In The Politics of Social Inclusion and Labor Representation , Heather Connolly, Stefania Marino, and Miguel Martínez Lucio compare trade union responses to immigration and the related political and labour market developments in the Netherlands, Spain, and the United Kingdom. The labor movement is facing significant challenges as a result of such changes in the modern context. As such, the authors closely examine the idea of social inclusion and how trade unions are coping with and adapting to the need to support immigrant workers and develop various types of engagement and solidarity strategies in the European context.

    Traversing the dramatically shifting immigration patterns since the 1970s, during which emerged a major crisis of capitalism, the labor market, and society, and the contingent rise of anti-immigration sentiment and new forms of xenophobia, the authors assess and map how trade unions have to varying degrees understood and framed these issues and immigrant labor. They show how institutional traditions, and the ways that trade unions historically react to social inclusion and equality, have played a part in shaping the nature of current initiatives. The Politics of Social Inclusion and Labor Representation concludes that we need to appreciate the complexity of trade-union traditions, established paths to renewal, and competing trajectories of solidarity. While trade union organizations remain wedded to specific trajectories, trade union renewal remains an innovative, if at times, problematic and complex set of choices and aspirations.

  • Darkness by design : the hidden power in global capital markets / Walter Mattli
    HG 3881 M37 2019

    An exposé of fragmented trading platforms, poor governance, and exploitative practices in today's capital markets

    Capital markets have undergone a dramatic transformation in the past two decades. Algorithmic high-speed supercomputing has replaced traditional floor trading and human market makers, while centralized exchanges that once ensured fairness and transparency have fragmented into a dizzying array of competing exchanges and trading platforms. Darkness by Design exposes the unseen perils of market fragmentation and "dark" markets, some of which are deliberately designed to enable the transfer of wealth from the weak to the powerful.

    Walter Mattli traces the fall of the traditional exchange model of the NYSE, the world's leading stock market in the twentieth century, showing how it has come to be supplanted by fragmented markets whose governance is frequently set up to allow unscrupulous operators to exploit conflicts of interest at the expense of an unsuspecting public. Market makers have few obligations, market surveillance is neglected or impossible, enforcement is ineffective, and new technologies are not necessarily used to improve oversight but to offer lucrative preferential market access to select clients in ways that are often hidden. Mattli argues that power politics is central in today's fragmented markets. He sheds critical light on how the redistribution of power and influence has created new winners and losers in capital markets and lays the groundwork for sensible reforms to combat shady trading schemes and reclaim these markets for the long-term benefit of everyone.

    Essential reading for anyone with money in the stock market, Darkness by Design challenges the conventional view of markets and reveals the troubling implications of unchecked market power for the health of the global economy and society as a whole.

  • Our rural selves : memory and the visual in Canadian childhoods / edited by Claudia Mitchell and April Mandrona
    HT 453 O97 2019
    Life in the countryside, often perceived as either idyllic or depleted, has long been misrepresented. Challenging the stereotypes and myths that surround the idea of rurality, Our Rural Selves interrogates and represents individual and collective memories of childhood in rural landscapes and small towns. Drawing on visual artifacts whose origins range from the early twentieth century to today, such as photographs, films, objects, picture books, and digital games, contributors offer readings of childhood that are geographically, ethnically, and culturally diverse. They examine the memories of Indigenous children, the experiences of back-to-the-land youth, and boom-or-bust childhoods within the petroleum, farming, and fishing industries. Illustrating often neglected and overlooked aspects of adolescence, this collection suggests new ways of studying social connectedness and collective futures. Innovative and revealing in its use of visual studies, autoethnography, and memory-work, Our Rural Selves explores representation, imagination, and what it means to grow up rural in Canada.

  • History in financial times / Amin Samman
    HG 171 S26 2019

    Critical theorists of economy tend to understand the history of market society as a succession of distinct stages. This vision of history rests on a chronological conception of time whereby each present slips into the past so that a future might take its place. This book argues that the linear mode of thinking misses something crucial about the dynamics of contemporary capitalism. Rather than each present leaving a set past behind it, the past continually circulates through and shapes the present, such that historical change emerges through a shifting panorama of historical associations, names, and dates. The result is a strange feedback loop between now and then, real and imaginary. Demonstrating how this idea can give us a better purchase on financial capitalism in the post-crisis era, History in Financial Times traces the diverse modes of history production at work in the spheres of financial journalism, policymaking, and popular culture. Paying particular attention to narrative and to notions of crisis, recurrence, and revelation, Amin Samman gives us a novel take on the relation between historical thinking and critique.

  • Canadian multimodal transport policy and governance / G. Bruce Doern, John Coleman, and Barry Prentice
    HE 215 A2D64 2019
    Given its geographical expanse, Canada has always faced long-term transport policy issues and challenges. Canadian Multimodal Transport Policy and Governance explains how and why Canadian transportation policy and related governance changed from the Pierr

  • Potosí : the silver city that changed the world / Kris Lane
    HD 9537 B63P674 2019
    In 1545, a native Andean prospector hit pay dirt on a desolate red mountain in highland Bolivia. There followed the world's greatest silver bonanza, making the Cerro Rico or "Rich Hill" and the Imperial Villa of Potosí instant legends, famous from Istanbul to Beijing. The Cerro Rico alone provided over half of the world's silver for a century, and even in decline, it remained the single richest source on earth.

    Potosí is the first interpretive history of the fabled mining city's rise and fall. It tells the story of global economic transformation and the environmental and social impact of rampant colonial exploitation from Potosí's startling emergence in the 16th century to its collapse in the 19th. Throughout, Kris Lane's invigorating narrative offers rare details of this thriving city and its promise of prosperity. A new world of native workers, market women, African slaves, and other ordinary residents who lived alongside the elite merchants, refinery owners, wealthy widows, and crown officials, emerge in lively, riveting stories from the original sources. An engrossing depiction of excess and devastation, Potosí reveals the relentless human tradition in boom times and bust.

  • Counter-cola : a multinational history of the global corporation / Amanda Ciafone
    HD 9349 S634C6275 2019
    Counter-Cola charts the history of one of the world's most influential and widely known corporations, The Coca-Cola Company. Over the past 130 years, the corporation has sought to make its products, brands, and business central to daily life in over 200 countries. Amanda Ciafone uses this example of global capitalism to reveal the pursuit of corporate power within the key economic transformations--liberal, developmentalist, neoliberal--of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.

    Coca-Cola's success has not gone uncontested. People throughout the world have redeployed the corporation, its commodities, and brand images to challenge the injustices of daily life under capitalism. As Ciafone shows, assertions of national economic interests, critiques of cultural homogenization, fights for workers' rights, movements for environmental justice, and debates over public health have obliged the corporation to justify itself in terms of the common good, demonstrating capitalism's imperative to either assimilate critiques or reveal its limits.

  • On shifting foundations : state rescaling, policy experimentation and economic restructuring in post-1949 China / Kean Fan Lim
    HT 395 C55L56 2019

    This book introduces readers to the current social and economic state of China since its restructuring in 1949.

    Provides insights into the targeted institutional change that is occurring simultaneously across the entire country Presents context-rich accounts of how and why these changes connect to (if not contradict) regulatory logics established during the Mao-era A new analytical framework that explicitly considers the relationship between state rescaling, policy experimentation, and path dependency Prompts readers to think about how experimental initiatives reflect and contribute to the 'national strategy' of Chinese development An excellent extension of ongoing theoretical work examining the entwinement of subnational regulatory reconfiguration, place-specific policy experimentation, and the reproduction of national economic advantage

  • Currencies, capital, and central bank balances / edited by John H. Cochrane, Kyle Palermo, John B. Taylor ; contributing authors, Adrien Auclert [and 23 others] ; with additional discussants
    HG 230.3 C85 2019
    Drawing from their 2018 conference, the Hoover Institution brings together leading academics and monetary policy makers to share ideas about the practical issues facing central banks today. The expert contributors discuss U.S. monetary policy at individual central banks and reform of the international monetary and financial system.

    The discussion is broken down into seven key areas: 1) International Rules of the Monetary Game; 2) Banking, Trade and the Making of the Dominant Currency; 3) Capital Flows, the IMF's Institutional View and Alternatives; 4) Payments, Credit and Asset Prices; 5) Financial Stability, Regulations and the Balance Sheet; 6) The Future of the Central Bank Balance Sheet; and 7) Monetary Policy and Reform in Practice.

    With in-depth discussions of the volatility of capital flows and exchange rates, and the use of balance sheet policy by central banks, they examine relevant research developments and debate policy options.

  • Interrogation, intelligence and security : controversial British techniques / Samantha Newbery
    HV 8073.3 N49 2015
    Interrogation, Intelligence and Security examines the origins and effects of the use of interrogation techniques known as the "five techniques".Through its in-depth analysis the book reveals how British forces came to use such controversial methods in counter-insurgency, counter-terrorism and internal security contexts. There are clear parallels between the three case studies examined and the controversial interrogation techniques thatcontinue to be used around the world today. By identifying and analysing the short- and long-term results of the use of the "five techniques" in these case studies, the book leaves readers equipped to make informed judgements about whether interrogation techniques that might be described as torturecan be justified.Focusing on the colony of Aden at a time when British rule was being challenged by nationalist insurgents (1963-67), on the height of "the troubles" in Northern Ireland (1971) and the conflict in Iraq (2003), the book explores the use of hooding to restrict vision, white noise, stress positions,limited sleep and a limited diet. In each instance the use of these "five techniques" was followed by allegations of brutality, Public Inquiries and changes to interrogation guidelines while the reasons the techniques were used differ from case to case.This book will be of particular interest to security professionals, academics and members of the public interested in the torture debate, intelligence, the military, counter-insurgency, counter-terrorism, foreign policy and law enforcement.

  • Loving them both; a study of bisexuality and bisexuals
    HQ 72 G7M3
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