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From Russia with Code: Programming Migrations in Post-Soviet Times
From Russia with Code: Programming Migrations in Post-Soviet Times
While Russian computer scientists are notorious for their interference in the 2016 US presidential election, they are ubiquitous on Wall Street and coveted by international IT firms and often perceive themselves as the present manifestation of the past glory of Soviet scientific prowess. Drawing on over three hundred...
The Edge of Anarchy: The Railroad Barons, the Gilded Age, and the Greatest Labor Uprising in America
The Edge of Anarchy: The Railroad Barons, the Gilded Age, and the Greatest Labor Uprising in America

"Timely and urgent...The core of The Edge of Anarchy is a thrilling description of the boycott of Pullman cars and equipment by Eugene Debs’s fledgling American Railway Union..." ?The New York Times

"During the summer of 1894, the stubborn and irascible Pullman became a
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Intelligent Infrastructures (Intelligent Systems, Control and Automation: Science and Engineering)
Intelligent Infrastructures (Intelligent Systems, Control and Automation: Science and Engineering)

Society heavily depends on infrastructure systems, such as road-traffic networks, water networks, electricity networks, etc. Infrastructure systems are hereby considered to be large-scale, networked systems, that almost everybody uses on a daily basis, and that are so vital that their incapacity or destruction would have a debilitating impact on...

The Story of Silver: How the White Metal Shaped America and the Modern World
The Story of Silver: How the White Metal Shaped America and the Modern World

How silver influenced two hundred years of world history, and why it matters today

This is the story of silver’s transformation from soft money during the nineteenth century to hard asset today, and how manipulations of the white metal by American president Franklin D. Roosevelt during the 1930s and by
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Crossborder Care: Lessons from Central Europe
Crossborder Care: Lessons from Central Europe

This book analyses the circular migration of care workers in Central Europe using the example of Slovak carers in 24-hour care provision for the elderly in Austria. Challenging analyses that focus primarily on care drain and care regimes, Bahna and Sekulová supplement quantitative methodology with qualitative fieldwork to...

Shortest Way Home: One Mayor's Challenge and a Model for America's Future
Shortest Way Home: One Mayor's Challenge and a Model for America's Future

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
"The best American political autobiography since Barack Obama’s Dreams from My Father." ?Charles Kaiser, The Guardian

A mayor’s inspirational story of a Midwest city that has become nothing less than a blueprint for the
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Emerging States and Economies: Their Origins, Drivers, and Challenges Ahead (Emerging-Economy State and International Policy Studies)
Emerging States and Economies: Their Origins, Drivers, and Challenges Ahead (Emerging-Economy State and International Policy Studies)

This open access book asks why and how some of the developing countries have “emerged” under a set of similar global conditions, what led individual countries to choose the particular paths that led to their “emergence,” and what challenges confront them. If we are to...

Unlocking Creativity: How to Solve Any Problem and Make the Best Decisions by Shifting Creative Mindsets
Unlocking Creativity: How to Solve Any Problem and Make the Best Decisions by Shifting Creative Mindsets

Tear down the obstacles to creative innovation in your organization

Unlocking Creativity is an exploration of the creative process and how organizations can clear the way for innovation. In many organizations, creative individuals face stubborn resistance to new ideas. Managers and executives oftentimes...

Infrastructure Public-Private Partnerships: Decision, Management and Development
Infrastructure Public-Private Partnerships: Decision, Management and Development

Economic development and social welfare depend on the existence of effective and efficient infrastructure systems, particularly in health, energy, transportation and water, many of which are developed and managed through Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs). However, empirical evidence suggests some pitfalls in the use of these PPP...

Economic Development and Financial Markets: Latest Research and Policy Insights from Central and Southeastern Europe (Contributions to Economics)
Economic Development and Financial Markets: Latest Research and Policy Insights from Central and Southeastern Europe (Contributions to Economics)
This book offers fresh insights into the economic development and financial markets of Southeastern and Central European countries. The first part analyses macroeconomic trends and monetary policy issues, while the second part explores the development of financial and insurance markets. With contributions covering topics such as regional and...
The Next Wave: Using Digital Technology to Further Social and Political Innovation (Brookings FOCUS Book)
The Next Wave: Using Digital Technology to Further Social and Political Innovation (Brookings FOCUS Book)

The digital revolution is in full force but many public and private sector leaders are stymied: How can they maximize the full potential of digital technology? This hesitancy puts a brake on the transformational power of digital technology and means private companies and governmental bodies fall well behind other digital pioneers....

Jump-Starting America: How Breakthrough Science Can Revive Economic Growth and the American Dream
Jump-Starting America: How Breakthrough Science Can Revive Economic Growth and the American Dream
The untold story of how America once created the most successful economy the world has ever seen and how we can do it again.

The American economy glitters on the outside, but the reality is quite different. Job opportunities and economic growth are increasingly concentrated in a few crowded coastal enclaves.
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