Download E-books SmartParticipation: A Fuzzy-Based Recommender System for Political Community-Building (Fuzzy Management Methods) PDF

By Luis Fernando Terán Tamayo

During this e-book a fuzzy-based recommender procedure structure for exciting political participation and collaboration is proposed. It showcases the "Smart Participation" venture, which makes use of the database of "smart vote", a widely known vote casting recommendation program (VAA) for neighborhood, cantonal and nationwide elections in Switzerland. also, an evaluate framework for e Participation is gifted, which permits to research assorted initiatives and their improvement in the direction of the enhancement of citizen's participation and empowerment. The booklet demonstrates the potential of development political groups and the stimulation of civic participation.

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Download E-books Corporate Governance in a Changing Economic and Political Environment: Trajectories of Institutional Change (Studies in Economic Transition) PDF

By Michal Federowicz, Ruth Aquilera

This assortment offers unparalleled descriptive and analytical insights into adjustments in company governance settings in ten japanese and Western eu nations. It demonstrates that there exist assorted kinds of capitalism and paths to transformation of monetary associations. additionally, it deals unique discussions approximately nationwide circumstances in addition to the general ecu Union results. This booklet can be of serious curiosity to students and scholars of comparative nationwide structures, company governance and ecu experiences.

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Download E-books Stem Cell Tourism and the Political Economy of Hope (Health, Technology and Society) PDF

By Alan Petersen, Megan Munsie, Claire Tanner, Casimir MacGregor, Jane Brophy

This e-book offers a distinct and leading edge standpoint at the debatable phenomenon of ‘stem mobile tourism’. an increasing number of sufferers are embarking on stem cellphone remedies which are clinically unproven and but on hand in clinics and hospitals world wide. The authors supply a state of the art multi-dimensional point of view in this advanced and swiftly altering phenomenon, together with an research of the studies of these who've undertaken or have meditated project a stem cellphone remedy, in addition to exam of the perspectives of these who adopt learn or suggest on or supply stem cellphone remedies. constructing the idea that of ‘the political economic climate of hope’, and referencing case reports of the stem mobilephone remedy industry in China, Germany, and Australia, this e-book argues for a reframing of ‘stem phone tourism’ to appreciate why sufferers and households pursue those remedies and no matter if professionals’ issues are justified and no matter if their responses are applicable and proportionate to the alleged hazards.

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Download E-books What is Political Philosophy? And Other Studies PDF

By Leo Strauss

"All political motion has . . . in itself a directedness in the direction of wisdom of the great: of the nice lifestyles, or of the great society. For the nice society is the whole political solid. If this directedness turns into specific, if males make it their specific objective to procure wisdom of the nice existence and of the nice society, political philosophy emerges. . . . The subject matter of political philosophy is mankind's nice ambitions, freedom and govt or empire—objectives that are in a position to lifting all males past their terrible selves. Political philosophy is that department of philosophy that's closest to political existence, to non-philosophic existence, to human life."—From "What Is Political Philosophy?"

What Is Political Philosophy?—a choice of ten essays and lectures and 16 e-book reports written among 1943 and 1957—contains a few of Leo Strauss's most renowned writings and a few of his such a lot specific statements of the subjects that made him well-known. The identify essay documents Strauss's sole prolonged articulation of the which means of political philosophy itself. different essays speak about the relation of political philosophy to background, supply an account of the political philosophy of the non-Christian heart a long time and of vintage ecu modernity, and current his conception of esoteric writing.

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Download E-books Political Corruption. Concepts and Contexts, 3ed PDF

By Heidenheimer & Johnston

Corruption is once more excessive at the foreign coverage time table because of globalization, the unfold of democracy, and significant scandals and reform projects. however the thought itself has been a spotlight for social scientists for a few years, and new findings and knowledge tackle richer meanings whilst considered within the context of long term advancements and enduring conceptual debates. This compendium, a much-enriched model of a piece that has been a regular reference within the box in view that 1970, bargains recommendations, situations, and clean proof for comparative research. development on a nucleus of vintage reports laying out the character and improvement of the concept that of corruption, the ebook additionally accommodates contemporary paintings on financial, cultural, and linguistic dimensions of the matter, in addition to serious analyses of methods to reform. Two-thirds of the approximately fifty articles are specially written or translated for this quantity, or in response to chosen magazine literature released within the Nineteen Nineties. The tendency to regard corruption as a synonym for bribery is illuminated by means of analyses of the varied terminology and linguistic recommendations that distinguish corruption difficulties within the significant languages. contemporary makes an attempt to degree corruption and to research its reasons and results quantitatively also are severely tested. New contributions emphasize corruption phenomena in Asia and Africa, contrasts between sector and regime forms, the prevalence of U.S. nation corruption, eu get together finance and corruption, exams of overseas corruption rankings, analyses of overseas corruption keep an eye on treaties, and unintentional results of anti-corruption efforts. Cumulatively, the booklet combines descriptive richness, analytical thrust, conceptual expertise, and contextual articulation.

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Download E-books Logics of Disintegration: Poststructuralist Thought and the Claims of Critical Theory (Radical Thinkers) PDF

By Peter Dews

Over the past twenty years, modern French philosophy has exercised a robust effect on highbrow lifestyles, throughout either Europe and the US. Post-structuralist techniques and ideas have performed an incredible position in lots of varieties of social, cultural and aesthetic research, rather at the Left. regardless of the frequent reception, notwithstanding, there has nonetheless been relatively little research of the elemental philosophical assumptions of post-structuralism, or of the compatibility of a lot of its important tenets with the innovative political orientations with which it really is often associated.

In this publication, Peter Dews seeks to treatment this case through atmosphere post-structuralist idea when it comes to one other, extra explicitly severe, culture within the philosophical research of modernity – that of the Frankfurt tuition, from Adorno to Habermas. Logics of Disintegration may be of curiosity to readers throughout a variety of disciplines, from literary feedback to social conception, that have felt the impression of post-structuralism – and to a person who needs to arrive a balanced overview of 1 of the main influential highbrow currents of our time.

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