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  • Challenging prejudice, sterotyping and judgemental behaviour, this volume consists of 40 discussion stories which reflect society and the problems young people face today. Aimed at promoting discussion and awareness, the author challenges young people to consider events and the part they themselves play in life, thus producing more responsible and independantly thinking young adults.

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  • The 38 essays in this book were written between the end of 1996 and the middle of 2001, and published in The Wall Street Journal, The Asian Wall Street Journal, The Wall Street Journal Europe, The Los Angeles Times, The New York Times, The International Herald Tribune, The Weekly Standard, Critical Review, Society, The Milken Review, and International Economy.

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  • In this chapter we explored the two most important problems that market economies face unemployment and inflation. Economists have devised specific definitions and specialized tools to define and measure both unemployment and inflation. Policymakers keep close watch on both because of their negative effects on society's standard of living.

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  • “Social Welfare” offers, for the first time, a wide-ranging, internationally-focused selection of cutting-edge work from leading academics. Its interdisciplinary approach and comparative perspective promote examination of the most pressing social welfare issues of the day. The book is divided in three sections.

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  • This article reports the results of work being undertaken in Singapore with some 300 managers and future managers in the public and private sector. As well as conflict handling the research has investigated the concepts of power, needs, assertiveness, personal and leadership styles and influencing styles in order to paint a picture of the Singaporean manager of the future in the context of a society at the crossroads of development from an industrial to post- industrial one.

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  • The extended use of networking and the availability of multimedia processing and sharing applications have clearly gained momentum in the informationised society where Interactive Multimedia theories, technologies, applications and systems stage the principal role, as they furnish users with the necessary communication tools. In that respect, multimedia-enabled devices and tablet computers support fully featured interactive multimedia applications and cover wide-ranging interaction requirements from communication and business to games and interactive art.

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  • Having worked in and traveled to many countries, most recently as the Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Thailand to the United Nations, I have seen people in different societies react to trauma in various ways. While experts contributed to this important book, Trauma Psychology: Issues in Violence, Disaster, Health, and Illness, I share my perspectives from serving the people of Thailand and other nations and from my experiences in the aftermath of the 2004 tsunami that struck the cities and towns in the Indian Ocean rim, including Thailand.

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  • Thousands of years ago European’s were transporting tin from Cornwall in southwest England to Crete in the eastern Mediterranean to create bronze by alloying tin and copper to create a new and more useful metal allow. Thousands of years from now humans we will still be using metals.

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  • The purpose of this book is to consider the woman and her health needs in her position in her life cycle, her family, and society. Women have historically been ‘‘the other’’ in medical care. Sigmund Freud and Erik Erikson considered women’s development to be deviant from the normal, which was men’s. Although the Greeks Hippocrates and Soranus wrote about women’s medical needs, women’s health concerns have either been considered abnormal, or, traditionally, been condensed to their gynecological functions and disorders, perhaps because these were their only valued functions....

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  • Providing an overview of rural sociology, this title calls for the reinterpretation of rural life in light of the profound changes affecting the countryside. It offers case studies that demonstrate the need for a reinvigorated rural sociology. Tackling contentious issues, it presents a model for rural sociology and assesses its role in society.From fox-hunting to farming, the vigour with which rural activities and living are defended overturns received notions of a sleepy and complacent countryside. Alongside these developments, the rise of the organic food movement has helped to revitalize...

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  • These three developments—globalization, technological advances, and deregulation— spell endless opportunities. But what is marketing and what does it have to do with these issues? Marketing deals with identifying and meeting human and social needs. One of the shortest definitions of marketing is “meeting needs profitably.

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  • Over the past decade, many news stories have brought to the attention of the public numerous social and ethical issues that have framed the business/society relationship. Because the news media have a flair for the dramatic, it is not surprising that the reporting of these issues has been characterized by criticisms of various actions, decisions, and behaviors on the part of business management.

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  • The 8th International Congress of Ecology was held in Seoul, South Korea in August 2002, and was hosted by the Ecological Society of Korea. The Congress theme was 'Ecological Issues in a Changing World', and this volume includes selected contributions to illustrate some of the important topics which were discussed during the Congress. Problems of scale have exercised the minds of ecologists for many years, and will continue to do so into the future. This volume deals with this subject and with mathematical approaches to improve our understanding of complex ecological systems.

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  • Women’s nutritional conditions differ widely among and within countries. Such conditions are worst in the less-developed regions and countries of the world, where poverty, social disparities, discrimination, and different kinds of malnutrition affect large populations.

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  • As a long-standing advocate for understanding issues of cultural and ethnic diversity, I have served as President of APA Division 45, Society for the Psychological Study of Ethnic Minority Issues, and currently chair the American Psychological Association’s Commission for the Recruitment, Retention and Training of Ethnic Minorities implementation task force (CEMRRAT2). Both of these organizations were instrumental in the approval of the APA Multicultural Guidelines for Practice and the promotion of empirical research addressing mental health issues of ethnic minority clinical populations.

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  • .ANIMALS, DISEASE AND HUMAN SOCIETY In recent years, the issue of animal disease has seldom been out of the headlines. The emergence of BSE and the threat of food-borne infections such as E.coli and salmonella have focused public attention on the impact of animal disease on human society. However, the problem of animal disease is far from new. Animals, Disease and Human Society explores the history and nature of our dependency on other animals and the implications of this for human and animal health.

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  • The committee is grateful for the contribution of participants at its three public meetings. The presentations and discussions at these meeting were valuable in informing the committee about relevant research findings, issues of interest in the research community, the perspectives of advocacy organizations, and the concerns of individuals with breast cancer and their families. The agendas for these meetings appear in Appendix A.

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  • Directive also covers new issues such as the passport for third-country managers that have so far never been in the scope of CESR/ESMA’s work. In this context, the process should be seen as still very much open ended and thus as an opportunity for the alternative investment industry to fully engage with ESMA and the European Commission so as to translate the current framework into sensible and appropriate measures whenever possible. Nearly 40 implementing measures, technical standards and guidelines concern third-country AIFs or AIFMs.

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