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Reading Breath in Literature (Palgrave Studies in Literature, Science and Medicine)
Reading Breath in Literature (Palgrave Studies in Literature, Science and Medicine)

This open access book presents five different approaches to reading breath in literature, in response to texts from a range of historical, geographical and cultural environments. Breath, for all its ubiquity in literary texts, has received little attention as a transhistorical literary device. Drawing together scholars of Medieval...

Modern Diplomacy in Practice
Modern Diplomacy in Practice

This textbook, the first comprehensive comparative study ever undertaken, surveys and compares the world’s ten largest diplomatic services: those of Brazil, China, France, Germany, India, Japan, Russia, Turkey, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Chapters cover the distinctive histories and cultures of the services,...

Think Strategically
Think Strategically
Thinking is what sets human beings apart from the rest of the animal kingdom. And thinking is what distinguishes each individual human from all the others. We think differently, and that makes us different people, because it also makes us do things in a host of different ways. Companies differ too, due to the fact that they think...
Operations Excellence: Smart Solutions for Business Success (International Management Knowledge)
Operations Excellence: Smart Solutions for Business Success (International Management Knowledge)
Achieving operative excellence is an important endeavor for all companies – it is the golden path that leads to increased value over the long term.

By applying operative levers systematically and managing them correctly, companies are doing everything in their power to ensure that
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Migrants Before the Law: Contested Migration Control in Europe
Migrants Before the Law: Contested Migration Control in Europe
This book traces the practices of migration control and its contestation in the European migration regime in times of intense politicization. The collaboratively written work brings together the perspectives of state agents, NGOs, migrants with precarious legal status, and their support networks, collected through multi-sited fieldwork...
Japanese Outbound Acquisitions: Explaining What Works
Japanese Outbound Acquisitions: Explaining What Works

This book reviews the past 116 Japanese outbound acquisitions in three decades and determines success and failure, with the goal of explaining what works. Dr. Matsumoto emphasizes that such acquisitions are part of a long-term strategy and should not be judged based short-term gains and losses, especially short-term changes in...

International News Coverage and the Korean Conflict: The Challenges of Reporting Practices
International News Coverage and the Korean Conflict: The Challenges of Reporting Practices

This book explores journalism practices and the dynamics of international news media in Korea, and examines the ways in which Korean journalists and foreign correspondents cover news stories about the Korean conflict. It notably explores news gathering practices concerning the Korean conflict, and investigates factors that influence...

Why Capitalists Need Communists: The Politics of Flourishing (Wellbeing in Politics and Policy)
Why Capitalists Need Communists: The Politics of Flourishing (Wellbeing in Politics and Policy)
Britain faces huge challenges: inequality, public services under constant pressure, climate change - and in the long term, the impacts of automation and artificial intelligence. At the same time, the political and economic elite seem to have reached an impasse: there is a sense that things can only get worse. In Why Capitalists Need...
Democracy Beyond Elections: Government Accountability in the Media Age (Challenges to Democracy in the 21st Century)
Democracy Beyond Elections: Government Accountability in the Media Age (Challenges to Democracy in the 21st Century)
This book provides the analytical framework for understanding the relationship between media scandals, executive accountability and the crisis of democracy. The empirical findings are based on an original database of 6000 media allegations and investigations in Russia, Germany and Bulgaria. Observations gained from the case studies are then...
Complexity Economics: Building a New Approach to Ancient Economic History (Palgrave Studies in Ancient Economies)
Complexity Economics: Building a New Approach to Ancient Economic History (Palgrave Studies in Ancient Economies)

Economic archaeology and ancient economic history have boomed the past decades. The former thanks to greatly enhanced techniques to identify, collect, and interpret material remains as proxies for economic interactions and performance; the latter by embracing the frameworks of new institutional economics. Both disciplines, however,...

The Political Thought of C.B. Macpherson: Contemporary Applications (Critical Political Theory and Radical Practice)
The Political Thought of C.B. Macpherson: Contemporary Applications (Critical Political Theory and Radical Practice)
Central to the thought of C.B. Macpherson (1911-1987) are his critique of the culture of ‘possessive individualism’ and his defence of liberal-democratic socialism. Resurgence of interest in his works is in reaction to the rise of neoliberalism and efforts to find an alternative to societies dominated by...
Italian Renaissance Utopias: Doni, Patrizi, and Zuccolo (Palgrave Studies in Utopianism)
Italian Renaissance Utopias: Doni, Patrizi, and Zuccolo (Palgrave Studies in Utopianism)

This book provides the first English study (comprehensive of introductory essays, translations, and notes) of five prominent Italian Renaissance utopias: Doni’s Wise and Crazy World, Patrizi’s The Happy City, and Zuccolo’s The Republic of Utopia, The Republic...

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