A Kleptocrat S Survival Guide

Author: Gary John Milante
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Autocratic regimes are quite often short-lived kleptocracies formed and maintained through force and used to appropriate wealth from subjects. Some of these autocracies collapse after only a year or two of plundering while others manage to survive for 15 or 20 years. This paper asks why some autocratic regimes survive while others fail. A database of political regimes from 1960 to 2003 is introduced and accompanies the paper in an appendix. A model of political survival suggests that autocrats exchange constraints on their executive power for their continued survival. The relationship between payouts from successful rebellion and ease of rebellion determines how willing kleptocrats are to extend the political franchise and protect their power. Results show that extremely oppressive regimes and great expenditures on security are likely to accompany the most difficult environments for defense of the state. The model is used to identify the costs of pervasive political conflict and to decompose the "civil peace dividend" enjoyed by inclusive democracies that do not suffer from the malady of kleptocratic rule. Finally, the model suggests that slow democratization pushed by the autocratic elites to guarantee their survival, accompanied by stable development, may be the best path toward a democratic future for many fragile states.

Survival Of Weak Countries In The Face Of Globalization

Author: Raffaello Benetti
Editor: La Editorial, UPR
ISBN: 9780847701407
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Aircrew Survival Equipmentman 1 C

Author: United States. Naval Education and Training Command
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Aircraft Crash Survival Design Guide Aircraft Structural Crashworthiness

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Survival In Antarctica

Author: National Science Foundation (U.S.). Division of Polar Programs
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Survival In Antarctica

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Manual for survival of emergency situations (blizzard, accident, fire, etc.) during travel and scientific work in Antarctica.

The Survival Of The Unlike

Author: Liberty Hyde Bailey
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How To Sell Face To Face Survival Guide

Author: Michael McGaulley
Editor: Champlain House Media
ISBN: 0976840626
File Size: 74,26 MB
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HOW TO SELL FACE-TO-FACE: SURVIVAL GUIDE is a short, to-the-point handbook focusing on the need-to-know for people getting started in the what may seem intimating new process of finding prospects and making face-to-face sales calls. Especially for career-changers and people going off on their own, or looking for a new job or new field--- such as consultants, free-agents, or independent contractors. HOW TO SELL FACE-TO-FACE: SURVIVAL GUIDE is drawn from the author's experience developing sales and sales management training for some of America's top corporate "sales universities." Among the TOPICS COVERED are these: Starting questions for testing the viability of the product or service you will offer, and defining your core selling messages. Finding your way to the person who has budget and authority to say yes to what you offer. Getting past the Screen or Gatekeeper. Telephone sales tips both with the Screen and Prospect. Opening face-to-face sales calls. Consultative selling: asking savvy questions to help the Prospect recognize whether needs exist for your product or service, as well as the value of buying it to fill those needs. Linking the needs uncovered with the specific ways in which what you offer will fill those needs-- both cost-effectively, and better than competing methods. Dealing with the issue of price by focusing on value. Being attuned to "buying signals," both verbal and non-verbal. Converting questions and objections into additional reasons for buying. Closing for the order or some other kind of "buying action." Working with the customer after the sale, and other customer-care considerations.

On The Survival Of Early English Words In Our Present Dialects

Author: Richard Morris
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The Evolution Of Dodd In His Struggle For The Survival Of The Fittest In Himself

Author: William Hawley Smith
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Greek Folk Poesy Folk Prose The Survival Of Paganism

Author: John S. Stuart-Glennie
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Horror

Author: Alexander Lowen
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Organizational Communication For Survival

Author: Virginia P. Richmond
Editor: Allyn & Bacon
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Organizational Communication for Survival focuses on surviving and thriving in the organizational environment from a communication perspective. In fifteen simple chapters, this applied book shows employees and managers how to communicate effectively within organizations. This "survival guide for employees" provides concise and clear guidelines, along with a foundation of theory and scholarship, to help students learn to become effective communicators in organizational settings. For effective communication between employees and managers.

Survival Of The Prettiest

Author: Nancy Etcoff
Editor: Anchor
ISBN: 0307779114
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A provocative and thoroughly researched inquiry into what we find beautiful and why, skewering the myth that the pursuit of beauty is a learned behavior. In Survival of the Prettiest, Nancy Etcoff, a faculty member at Harvard Medical School and a practicing psychologist at Massachusetts General Hospital, argues that beauty is neither a cultural construction, an invention of the fashion industry, nor a backlash against feminism—it’s in our biology. Beauty, she explains, is an essential and ineradicable part of human nature that is revered and ferociously pursued in nearly every civilization—and for good reason. Those features to which we are most attracted are often signals of fertility and fecundity. When seen in the context of a Darwinian struggle for survival, our sometimes extreme attempts to attain beauty—both to become beautiful ourselves and to acquire an attractive partner—suddenly become much more understandable. Moreover, if we understand how the desire for beauty is innate, then we can begin to work in our own interests, and not just the interests of our genetic tendencies.

The Face Of The Past

Author: Paul Jordan
Editor: Universe Pub
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Discusses the evolution of humans, describes attempts to learn what people from prehistoric and ancient times looked like, and examines the Piltdown Man forgery and the Shroud of Turin

Survival In Rural Tanzania

Author: Esther J. M. Mgale
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Accounting Principles Chapters 14 27 Problem Solving Survival Guide

Author: Jerry J. Weygandt
Editor: Wiley
ISBN: 9780471391623
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* The Navigator -- the centerpiece of the learning system that empowers students to succeed consists of * A checklist at the beginning of each chapter, outlining text features and study skills needed * A series of check boxes to prompt students to use the learning aids in the chapter, and set priorities while studying * Accounting in Action and Technology in Action boxes give students glimpses into the real world of business-including Ethics Insights, International Insights, e-Business Insights, and Business Insights. * Student and Instructor Approved Pedagogy includes marginal accounting equation analyses, and financial statements and ratio analysis throughout the text. The strategic use of color, photographs, and illustrations, rated #1 in instructor satisfaction. * Infographics -- These memorable visual reminders help students visualize and apply accounting concepts to the real world. * Unparalleled Readability -- Students using Accounting Principles rated their text "easy to read" more frequently than students using other accounting principles textbooks. The new edition continues to reflect this conversational style and highly rated clarity. * Useful, Thought-Provoking End-of-Chapter Material -- including Self-Study Questions, Questions, Brief Exercises, Exercises, A & B Problem Sets and Broadening Your Perspective which is divided into two sections: * Financial Reporting and Analysis -- includes financial reporting problems, comparative analysis problems, Interpreting Financial Statements: A Global Focus, and Exploring the Web exercises. * Critical Thinking -- includes Group Decision Case, Communication Activity, and Ethics Case.

Something Beautiful Happened

Author: Yvette Manessis Corporon
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1501161121
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Seventy years after her grandmother helped hide a Jewish family on a Greek island during World War II, a woman sets out to track down their descendants—and discovers a new way to understand tragedy, forgiveness, and the power of kindness in “an engrossing peek into a little-known chapter of World War II, and one family’s harrowing tale of finding the lost pieces of its own history” (Karen Abbott, New York Times bestselling author of Liar Temptress Solider Spy). Yvette Manessis Corporon grew up listening to her grandmother’s stories about how the people of the small Greek island Erikousa hid a Jewish family—a tailor named Savvas and his daughters—from the Nazis during World War II. Nearly 2,000 Jews from that area died in the concentration camps, but even though everyone on Erikousa knew Savvas and his family were hiding on the island, no one ever gave them up, and the family survived the war. Years later, Yvette couldn’t get the story of the Jewish tailor out of her head. She decided to track down the man’s descendants—and eventually found them in Israel. Their tearful reunion was proof to her that evil doesn’t always win. But just days after she made the connection, her cousin’s child was gunned down in a parking lot in Kansas, a victim of a Neo-Nazi out to inflict as much harm as he could. Despite her best hopes, she was forced to confront the fact that seventy years after the Nazis were defeated, remainders of their hateful legacy still linger today. As Yvette and her family wrestled with the tragedy in their own lives, the lessons she learned from the survivors of the Holocaust helped her confront and make sense of the present. In beautiful interweaving storylines, the past and present come together in a nuanced, heartfelt “story of compassion and collective resistance” with “undeniable emotional power” (Kirkus Reviews).