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A History of Modern Urban Operations
A History of Modern Urban Operations
This book investigates the complexities of modern urban operations?a particularly difficult and costly method of fighting, and one that is on the rise. Contributors examine the lessons that emerge from a range of historical case studies, from nineteenth-century precedents to the Battle of Shanghai; Stalingrad, German town clearance, Mandalay,...
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...
Paradox Management: Contradictions and Tensions in Complex Organizations
Paradox Management: Contradictions and Tensions in Complex Organizations

Paradoxes emerge everywhere in organizational theory and management practice. This book is a theoretically grounded presentation of the strategic and historical context of organizational paradoxes, exploring the paradoxes in organizational management and the available tactics to manage them. Based on 700 academic sources in the...

Public Administration in Europe: The Contribution of EGPA (Governance and Public Management)
Public Administration in Europe: The Contribution of EGPA (Governance and Public Management)
This book considers the ways in which public administration (PA) has been studied in Europe over the last forty years, and examines in particular the contribution of EGPA, the European Group for Public Administration, both to the growth of a truly pan-European PA, and to the future of PA in Europe. The book provides a lively reflection on the...
Understanding Luxury Fashion: From Emotions to Brand Building (Palgrave Advances in Luxury)
Understanding Luxury Fashion: From Emotions to Brand Building (Palgrave Advances in Luxury)

Offering an original contribution to the field of luxury and fashion studies, this edited collection takes a philosophical perspective, addressing the idea that humans need luxury. From this framework it delves deep into two particular dimensions of luxury, emotions and society, and concludes with cases of brand building in order to...

Engaged Knowledge Management: Engagement with New Realities
Engaged Knowledge Management: Engagement with New Realities
"Exactly what's needed to breathe new life into a field now dying for lack of a practical, results-oriented perspective. Desouza and Awazu show us how to capture the essence of good management - knowledge - while actively engaged in the nitty-gritty of complex organizations. You will be engaged by this book."
--William E.
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A Synthesis of Time: Zakat, Islamic Micro-finance and the Question of the Future in 21st-Century Indonesia
A Synthesis of Time: Zakat, Islamic Micro-finance and the Question of the Future in 21st-Century Indonesia

This book is an anthropological investigation into the different forms the economy assumes, and the different purposes it serves, when conceived from the perspective of Islamic micro-finance as a field of everyday practice. It is based on long-term ethnographic research in Java, Indonesia, with Islamic foundations active in managing...

Beginning AppleScript (Programmer to Programmer)
Beginning AppleScript (Programmer to Programmer)
Beginning AppleScript

AppleScript is being embraced as a key technology component in Mac OS® X. This powerful scripting language is designed primarily to help coordinate the operation of other programs, and is an ideal solution to general programming problems. In this comprehensive tutorial, expert author Stephen Kochan presents you with...

The Vanishing World of The Islandman: Narrative and Nostalgia (Palgrave Studies in Literary Anthropology)
The Vanishing World of The Islandman: Narrative and Nostalgia (Palgrave Studies in Literary Anthropology)

Exploring An t-Oileánach (anglicised as The Islandman), an indigenous Irish-language memoir written by Tomás Ó Criomhthain (Tomás O'Crohan), Máiréad Nic Craith charts the development of Ó Criomhthain as an author; the writing, illustration, and publication of the...

The Child in Contemporary Latin American Cinema (Global Cinema)
The Child in Contemporary Latin American Cinema (Global Cinema)

What is the child for Latin American cinema? This book aims to answer that question, tracing the common tendencies of the representation of the child in the cinema of Latin American countries, and demonstrating the place of the child in the movements, genres and styles that have defined that cinema. Deborah Martin combines...

Persistent Creativity: Making the Case for Art, Culture and the Creative Industries (Sociology of the Arts)
Persistent Creativity: Making the Case for Art, Culture and the Creative Industries (Sociology of the Arts)

Recent years have seen the increasing valuation and promotion of ‘creativity’. Future success, we are often assured, will rest on the creativity of our endeavours, often aligned specifically with ‘cultural’ activity. This book considers the emergence and persistence of this pattern, particularly with regards...

Experts and the Will of the People: Society, Populism and Science
Experts and the Will of the People: Society, Populism and Science
The rise of populism in the West has led to attacks on the legitimacy of scientific expertise in political decision making. This book explores the differences between populism and pluralist democracy and their relationship with science. Pluralist democracy is characterised by respect for minority choices and a system of checks and balances that...
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