Systemic Collapse And Renewal

Autore: Greg Tanaka
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ISBN: 9781433148262
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In a time of great US and global social unrest and unravelling, Systemic Collapse and Renewal presents a blueprint for how Americans can respond to that unrest by reclaiming and rebuilding our democracy. Part I traces the deep, underlying sources of the disintegration and collapse. Through storytelling, case history and ethnography, it examines how a small group of people ("elites") used ethnic diversity resulting from a natural pattern of global in-migration to the US as a distraction while they implemented a planned, behind-closed-doors strategy to seize the democracy, ruin the middle class and deprive a once proud people of an expectation that their government will be "by, for and of the people." With the former representative democracy "hijacked" by these moneyed interests, Systemic Collapse and Renewal demonstrates that it remains quintessentially American to believe "there can always be a way out," and that the encroaching acts of fascism by elites can be pushed back and defeated. Tapping into this optimism, Part II of Systemic Collapse and Renewal sets forth a path for democratic renewal. That path begins by examining that which was taken away: the "shared meanings" (or cultural norms, beliefs and behaviors) that are deeply American and can be easily re-taught, celebrated and once again used by Americans to build social cohesion as a country. Departing the recent liberal emphasis on critique and on assigning blame, Part II of Systemic Collapse and Renewal urges a new US educational and social movement based on mutual reliance--and "healing the wounds"--for an increasingly diverse country. Democratic renewal begins with the simple step of sharing our stories and our dreams about how to make a better world.

The Transatlantic Collapse Of Urban Renewal

Autore: Christopher Klemek
Editore: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 0226441741
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The Transatlantic Collapse of Urban Renewal examines how postwar thinkers from both sides of the Atlantic considered urban landscapes radically changed by the political and physical realities of sprawl, urban decay, and urban renewal. With a sweep that encompasses New York, London, Berlin, Philadelphia, and Toronto, among others, Christopher Klemek traces changing responses to the challenging issues that most affected the lives of the world’s cities. In the postwar decades, the principles of modernist planning came to be challenged—in the grassroots revolts against the building of freeways through urban neighborhoods, for instance, or by academic critiques of slum clearance policy agendas—and then began to collapse entirely. Over the 1960s, several alternative views of city life emerged among neighborhood activists, New Left social scientists, and neoconservative critics. Ultimately, while a pessimistic view of urban crisis may have won out in the United States and Great Britain, Klemek demonstrates that other countries more successfully harmonized urban renewal and its alternatives. Thismuch anticipated book provides one of the first truly international perspectives on issues central to historians and planners alike, making it essential reading for anyone engaged with either field.

Contemporary Perspectives On Jane Jacobs

Autore: Dirk Schubert
Editore: Routledge
ISBN: 1317160622
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Jane Jacobs's famous book The Death and Life of Great American Cities (1961) has challenged the discipline of urban planning and led to a paradigm shift. Controversial in the 1960s, most of her ideas became generally accepted within a decade or so after publication, not only in North America but worldwide, as the articles in this volume demonstrate. Based on cross-disciplinary and transnational approaches, this book offers new insights into her complex and often contrarian way of thinking as well as analyses of her impact on urban planning theory and the consequences for planning practice. Now, more than 50 years after the initial publication, in a period of rapid globalisation and deregulated approaches in planning, new challenges arise. The contributions in this book argue that it is not possible simply to follow Jane Jacobs's ideas to the letter, but instead it is necessary to contextualize them, to look for relevant lessons for cities and planners, and critically to re-evaluate why and how some of her ideas might be updated. Bringing together an international team of scholars and writers, this volume develops conclusions based on new research as to how her work can be re-interpreted under different circumstances and utilized in the current debate about the proclaimed ’millennium of the city’, the 21st century.

Byron S Nature

Autore: J. Andrew Hubbell
Editore: Springer
ISBN: 3319542389
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This book is a thorough, eco-critical re-evaluation of Lord Byron (1789-1824), claiming him as one of the most important ecological poets in the British Romantic tradition. Using political ecology, post-humanist theory, new materialism, and ecological science, the book shows that Byron’s major poems—Childe Harold’s Pilgrimage, the metaphysical dramas, and Don Juan—are deeply engaged with developing a cultural ecology that could account for the co-creative synergies in human and natural systems, and ground an emancipatory ecopolitics and ecopoetics scaled to address globalized human threats to socio-environmental thriving in the post-Waterloo era. In counterpointing Byron’s eco-cosmopolitanism to the localist dwelling praxis advocated by Romantic Lake poets, Byron’s Nature seeks to enlarge our understanding of the extraordinary range, depth, and importance of Romanticism’s inquiry into the meaning of nature and our ethical relation to it.

Ten Years After The Breakup

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The World Of Parliaments

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Mechanical Ventilation

Autore: Arthur S. Slutsky
Editore: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3540267913
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Mechanical ventilation is a life-saving procedure that has been used for decades to treat patients with respiratory failure. In recent years there have been major advances in our understanding of how to ventilate patients, when to initiate and discontinue ventilation, and importantly, the side effects of mechanical ventilation. This book represents a state-of-the-art review by the leading experts in this field and covers a number of important topics including epidemiology, underlying physiological concepts, and approaches to monitoring. The pros and cons of various modes of ventilation are reviewed, as are novel forms of ventilation that may play a role in the future management of patients with respiratory failure. The importance of patient-ventilator synchrony and ventilator-induced lung injury are reviewed, with a focus on recent clinical trials and the challenges of implementing the results into clinical practice.

Unparalleled Reforms

Autore: Christopher Marsh
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ISBN: 9780739112878
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The reforms of the Soviet and Chinese communist regimes were unparalleled-both in the radical, precedent-setting reforms attempted by the two countries and in the outcomes of these attempts. While the Soviet Union collapsed quickly in the midst of its reforms, more than a decade later China, the world's most populous country, still stands as a testament to the resilience of Communist rule. It is this phenomenon that Christopher Marsh explores in Unparalleled Reforms. Marsh goes beyond simply discussing the differing initial conditions, the sequencing of reform, and cultural differences to also consider the objectives and intentions of the policy makers and leaders that directed the reform processes and the interdependent nature of politics on the world stage. Unparalleled Reforms offers the reader a sophisticated understanding of the nature of political reform and develops a theoretical model that can account for commonly overlooked factors that affect political processes in all types of political systems. In a class all its own, this is an important work for scholars interested in comparative politics, international relations, economics, Asian studies, and Russian studies.

Imagining The United States Of Africa

Autore: E. Ike Udogu
Editore: Lexington Books
ISBN: 149850776X
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This volume debates issues critical for the construction of a viable United States of Africa in this century. Contributors to this book contend that such a unification scheme would provide African leaders and citizens a vast home within which to exploit its abundant natural resources for socio-economic development and enhancement of its political clout in global affairs.

Usa Today

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People Centred Democracy In Nigeria

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Africa Development

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"A quarterly journal of the Council for the Development of Economic and Social Research in Africa. Revue trimestrielle du conseil pour le developpement de la recherche economique et sociale en Afrique." Subtitle varies slightly.

Africanus

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Renewal

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Electronic Banking Law And Commerce Report

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Information and insight into the legal, regulatory, legislative and policy issues in electronic banking and commerce.

Declining Democracy In East Central Europe

Autore: Attila Ágh
Editore: Edward Elgar Publishing
ISBN: 1788974735
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The dramatic decline of democracy in East-Central Europe has attracted great interest world-wide. Going beyond the narrow spectrum of the extensive literature on this topic, this book offers a comprehensive analysis of ECE region – Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Slovakia and Slovenia – from systemic change in 1989 to 2019 to explain the reasons of the collapse of ECE democratic systems in the 2010s.

Studies On Russian Economic Development

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New Statesman

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Current Good Practices And New Developments In Public Sector Service Management

Autore: Nick Manning
Editore: Commonwealth Secretariat
ISBN: 9780850927122
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This is an update to the 1996 portfolio and continues to provide a framework for building and sustaining effective public service organisations, based on current good practice and the wide experience of senior public sector managers throughout the Commonwealth. The second edition contains much of the original material, now up-dated together with several new sections. The Portfolio update is designed to be used as a companion resource to the Public Service Country Profiles which, together, can be used as a basis for benchmarking to compare activities and best practices across different national settings.

Pipeline Infrastructure Renewal And Asset Management

Autore: Mohammad Najafi
Editore: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071821848
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Value, Estimate, and Manage Your Pipeline Infrastructure Assets Implement pipeline infrastructure management policies that are sustainable, cost effective, and environmentally friendly using the hands-on instruction and best practices contained in this practical guide. Written by an expert pipeline engineer, Pipeline Infrastructure Renewal and Asset Management offers in-depth technical and administrative coverage and provides real-world case studies and illustrations. You will get complete information on pipeline life expectancy, budgeting, renewal, regulations and standards, and inspections. Throughout, details are provided for the full range of pipeline renewal methods for water, sewer, and pressure pipelines. Pipeline Infrastructure Renewal and Asset Management covers: · Pipeline Asset Management · Design Considerations for Trenchless Renewal Methods (TRM) · Condition Assessment · Pipe and Pipe Installation Considerations · Cured-in-Place Pipe (CIPP) · Sliplining (SL) · Modified Sliplining (MSL) · Pipe Bursting (PB) · Spray-in-Place Pipe (SIPP) · Close-fit Pipe (CFP) · Sewer Manhole Renewal (SMR) · Lateral Renewal (LR) · Localized Repairs (LOR)