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Legislature by Lot: Transformative Designs for Deliberative Governance (Real Utopias Project)
Legislature by Lot: Transformative Designs for Deliberative Governance (Real Utopias Project)
Democracy means rule by the people, but in practice even the most robust democracies delegate most rule making to a political class

The gap between the public and its representatives might seem unbridgeable in the modern world, but Legislature by Lot examines an inspiring solution: a legislature chosen through...

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...
Data Breaches: Crisis and Opportunity
Data Breaches: Crisis and Opportunity
Protect Your Organization Against Massive Data Breaches and Their Consequences

Data breaches can be catastrophic, but they remain mysterious because victims don’t want to talk about them. In Data Breaches, world-renowned cybersecurity expert Sherri Davidoff shines a light on these events,
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The Wiley Handbook of Global Educational Reform (Wiley Handbooks in Education)
The Wiley Handbook of Global Educational Reform (Wiley Handbooks in Education)

The Wiley Handbook of Global Educational Reform examines educational reform from a global perspective. Comprised of approximately 25 original and specially commissioned essays, which together interrogate educational reform from a critical global and transnational perspective, this volume explores a range of topics and themes...

A Comprehensive Evaluation on Emergency Response in China: The Case of Pandemic Influenza (H1N1) 2009 (Research Series on the Chinese Dream and China’s Development Path)
A Comprehensive Evaluation on Emergency Response in China: The Case of Pandemic Influenza (H1N1) 2009 (Research Series on the Chinese Dream and China’s Development Path)
This book is a third-party evaluation of H1N1 prevention and control effects in China. Based on the characteristic of H1N1 pandemic around the world and current public health management system in China, this book evaluates the comprehensive effects by considering the countermeasures, joint prevent and control mechanism operated by central and...
Financialization as Welfare: Social Impact Investing and British Social Policy, 1997-2016
Financialization as Welfare: Social Impact Investing and British Social Policy, 1997-2016

Providing an in-depth case study on the emergence of social impact investing in the UK, this book develops a new perspective on financialization processes that highlights the roles of non-financial actors. In contrast to the common view that impact investing gears finance toward the solution of social problems, the author analyzes...

Proceedings of the 20th Congress of the International Ergonomics Association (IEA 2018): Volume IX: Aging, Gender and Work, Anthropometry, Ergonomics ... in Intelligent Systems and Computing)
Proceedings of the 20th Congress of the International Ergonomics Association (IEA 2018): Volume IX: Aging, Gender and Work, Anthropometry, Ergonomics ... in Intelligent Systems and Computing)

This book presents the proceedings of the 20th Congress of the International Ergonomics Association (IEA 2018), held on August 26-30, 2018, in Florence, Italy. By highlighting the latest theories and models, as well as cutting-edge technologies and applications, and by combining findings from a range of disciplines including...

International Political Economy
International Political Economy
Local developments reflect global forces, and global forces are in turn shaped by these local developments. Consider the Trump administration that entered office in January 2017. It seems clear that Trump’s somewhat surprising victory was due in part to support from workers in key Rust Belt states who had seen their jobs...
Surprise, Kill, Vanish: The Secret History of CIA Paramilitary Armies, Operators, and Assassins
Surprise, Kill, Vanish: The Secret History of CIA Paramilitary Armies, Operators, and Assassins
From Pulitzer Prize finalist Annie Jacobsen, the untold USA Today bestselling story of the CIA's secret paramilitary units.


Surprise . . . your target. Kill . . . your enemy. Vanish . . . without a trace.


When
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Enterprise Cybersecurity Study Guide: How to Build a Successful Cyberdefense Program Against Advanced Threats
Enterprise Cybersecurity Study Guide: How to Build a Successful Cyberdefense Program Against Advanced Threats

Use the methodology in this study guide to design, manage, and operate a balanced enterprise cybersecurity program that is pragmatic and realistic in the face of resource constraints and other real-world limitations. This guide is an instructional companion to the book Enterprise Cybersecurity: How to Build a Successful...

Reinforcement Learning of Bimanual Robot Skills (Springer Tracts in Advanced Robotics)
Reinforcement Learning of Bimanual Robot Skills (Springer Tracts in Advanced Robotics)

This book tackles all the stages and mechanisms involved in the learning of manipulation tasks by bimanual robots in unstructured settings, as it can be the task of folding clothes.

The first part describes how to build an integrated system, capable of properly handling the kinematics and dynamics of the robot along the...

The Palgrave Handbook of Philosophy and Public Policy
The Palgrave Handbook of Philosophy and Public Policy
This book brings together a large and diverse collection of philosophical papers addressing a wide variety of public policy issues. Topics covered range from long-standing subjects of debate such as abortion, punishment, and freedom of expression, to more recent controversies such as those over gene editing, military drones, and statues...
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