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Organized Crime and Politics in Jamaica

Organized Crime and Politics in Jamaica ebook ISBN:
Publisher: University of West Indies Press
Author: Anthony Harriott
Number of Pages: 214 
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The relationship between politics and crime has stimulated the curiosities of criminologists who understand crime and political scientists who understand the nature of the political system. In this volume, an attempt is made to bridge both lines of inquiry. The nexus between politics and crime is explored by analysing the rise of organized crime in Jamaica. This book represents a dedicated attempt to treat in particular a most troubling and current expression of this nexus between politics and crime, that is, organized crime. It describes the rise of organized crime in Jamaica, its internationalization and efforts to consolidate its hold in the cities and towns of Jamaica. This development is accounted for in terms of its distinct structural roots and facilitators. The analysis is extended by further exploring two critical aspects of the problem: political corruption and party financing. The analysis of these two aspects captures the long, deep and troubling relationship between crime and politics. Discussions of crime in Jamaica are impatient of "solutions." An attempt is therefore made to press the discussion beyond an analysis of the problem, to approaches to solving it. Consequently, the book is structured such that following on from the discussion of each aspect of the problem there is a chapter that explores the broad approaches to problem solving. It is intended for a wide readership.

Breaking the Nexus

Breaking the Nexus ebook ISBN: 9780615753140
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Author: Lindsay Avalon
Number of Pages: 200 
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*** Breaking the Nexus is finally here!! The story continues in book 2, Waking the Phoenix, coming in Spring 2013! *** Throughout history, myths and legends of extraordinary creatures have been told and retold. Fantastic tales of demons and banshees, gryphons and dragons, and of course, magic. Stories that every child grows to learn are nothing more than fantasy...or are they? Beyond the world you see lies a hidden realm, the Mythrian Realm, inhabited by all of the creatures you've been told are mere fiction. Only one thing lies between humans and the truth: the Nexus. A magical barrier erected millennia ago to separate the two realms, it has stood the test of time. Until now. For Mythrian Sha Phoenix, magic is nothing new. But when she stumbles upon a portal on the verge of collapse, her fate will forever change. Pulled through the portal into the Human Realm, she lands in the middle of Detective Connor Flynn's brutal murder scene. Soon it is obvious someone is using blood magic to try to bring down the Nexus. Together, Connor and Sha must work to unravel the secrets before the barrier falls and the realms collide. The Nexus is breaking and all hell is about to unleash...literally. *** Warning this book contains two graphic sex scenes featuring a sexy detective ***

Citizenship and Employment

Citizenship and Employment ebook ISBN: 9780521417938
Publisher: CUP Archive
Author: Jocelyn Pixley
Number of Pages: 339 
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A reappraisal of the employment debate, blending a range of theoretical, historical, and sociological approaches to contentious issues facing all capitalist societies.

No Bail, More Jail?

No Bail, More Jail? ebook ISBN:
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Author: Marilyn McMahon
Number of Pages: 34 
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"Victoria is experiencing an 'incarceration crisis', caused by an unprecedented growth in prisoner numbers. The key driver of this growth is the increasing number of persons who are denied bail and remanded into custody. As of 31 May 2019, 38% of adult prisoners in Victoria were being held on remand. The increase in the remand population is gendered, with higher rates for women - nearly half the women in Victorian prisons are now being held on remand. It is also contributing to the incarceration crisis with indigenous offenders, as Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples are disproportionately represented among those remanded. Moreover, there are signs that pre-trial detention in Victoria is increasing. In 2017-18, Victoria had the largest increase in prisoners held on remand of any Australian State or Territory. Recent reforms to bail law are likely to further contribute to this trend by further restricting eligibility for bail. What lies behind the increased number of persons being held on remand, and the changes to bail law? A comparison of bail laws and parliamentary debates in Victoria in 1977 (when the Bail Act was introduced) and 2017-18 (the most recent substantive reforms) reveals escalating concern about community protection; that is, the need to protect the community by remanding into custody those persons deemed to present a risk of committing offences if released on bail."--Page 1.

Means Without End

Means Without End ebook ISBN: 9780816630363
Publisher: U of Minnesota Press
Author: Giorgio Agamben
Number of Pages: 153 
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In this critical rethinking of the categories of politics within a new sociopolitical and historical context, the distinguished political philosopher Giorgio Agamben builds on his previous work to address the status and nature of politics itself. Bringing politics face-to-face with its own failures of consciousness and consequence, Agamben frames his analysis in terms of clear contemporary relevance. He proposes, in his characteristically allusive and intriguing way, a politics of gesture--a politics of means without end.

Gender and U.S. Immigration

Gender and U.S. Immigration ebook ISBN: 9780520237391
Publisher: Univ of California Press
Author: Pierrette Hondagneu-Sotelo
Number of Pages: 393 
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"An important collection of essays that goes beyond the 'immigrant women only' approach to present new perspectives and raise new questions about gender and contemporary U.S. immigration."—Nancy Foner, author of From Ellis Island to JFK: New York's Two Great Waves of Immigration "At last a book that puts gender front and center in debates about the U.S. immigration experience and provides those new to these discussions with an invaluable introduction to the field. Particularly impressive is the substantive breadth of the contributions in this volume, which range from scholarship on the work, family, and political lives of immigrants from all parts of the globe to studies of ethnic, racial, and generational identity. A much needed and essential addition to the bookshelf of any immigration scholar. "—Peggy Levitt, author of The Transnational Villagers "This collection of wonderfully innovative and insightful essays by a distinguished group of social scientists demonstrates the definitive and mutually constitutive connections linking immigration and gender in the contemporary United States. The processes and practices of immigration play a central role in shaping a distinctly gendered distribution of opportunity and suffering, while gendered social structures, preferences, practices, and personal networks play a definitive role in shaping the contours of the immigrant experience and its impact on social, cultural, and economic life."—George Lipsitz, author of American Studies in a Moment of Danger "Hondagneu-Sotelo has assembled some of the foremost scholars in international migration to address the critical yet long-neglected issue of gender. The essays cover topics from employment to motherhood, relate home and host in transnational experiences, and incorporate differences in race, ethnicity, generation, and age in their analyses. A truly remarkable volume."—Lucie Cheng, co-author of Linking Our Lives: Chinese American Women of Los Angeles "Edited by a leading pioneer of immigration studies, this volume offers some of the latest and most brilliant thinking about what migrant men and women bring to the United States, leave behind and create anew. This is a must read for those interested in immigration, gender, and the many meanings of life."—Arlie Russell Hochschild, co-editor with Barbara Ehrenreich of Global Woman: Nannies, Maids, and Sex Workers in the New Economy

Perspectives on Ecological Integrity

Perspectives on Ecological Integrity ebook ISBN: 9401104514
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Author: L. Westra,J. Lemons
Number of Pages: 279 
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Concepts of ecological integrity have recently been proposed to facilitate enhanced protection of biological and ecological resources against the threat of human activities. The promotion of ecological integrity as a basis for public policy and decision making stems from scientists and others concerned about the threats of human activities to ecosystems and species, and from philosophers attempting to derive a more suitable ethic to guide the relationships between humans and the non-human environment. Although ecological integrity has been proposed as a norm for public policy and decision making, the concept is relatively new and therefore the underlying scientific and philosophical rationales have not been fully developed. This book offers a number of perspectives to stimulate and inform future discussion on the importance and consequences of ecological integrity for science, morality and public policy. Audience: Environmental professionals, whether academic, governmental or industrial, or working in the private consultancy sector. Also suitable as an upper-level reference text.

Reform

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Author: N.A
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Making Money Matter

Making Money Matter ebook ISBN: 0309065283
Publisher: National Academies Press
Author: National Research Council,Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education,Board on Behavioral, Cognitive, and Sensory Sciences,Committee on Education Finance
Number of Pages: 368 
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The United States annually spends over $300 billion on public elementary and secondary education. As the nation enters the 21st century, it faces a major challenge: how best to tie this financial investment to the goal of high levels of achievement for all students. In addition, policymakers want assurance that education dollars are being raised and used in the most efficient and effective possible ways. The book covers such topics as: Legal and legislative efforts to reduce spending and achievement gaps. The shift from "equity" to "adequacy" as a new standard for determining fairness in education spending. The debate and the evidence over the productivity of American schools. Strategies for using school finance in support of broader reforms aimed at raising student achievement. This book contains a comprehensive review of the theory and practice of financing public schools by federal, state, and local governments in the United States. It distills the best available knowledge about the fairness and productivity of expenditures on education and assesses options for changing the finance system.

The Wiley-Blackwell Handbook of the Psychology of Coaching and Mentoring

The Wiley-Blackwell Handbook of the Psychology of Coaching and Mentoring ebook ISBN: 1118326490
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Author: Jonathan Passmore,David Peterson,Teresa Freire
Number of Pages: 552 
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A state-of-the-art reference, drawing on key contemporary research to provide an in-depth, international, and competencies-based approach to the psychology of coaching and mentoring. Puts cutting-edge evidence at the fingertips of organizational psychology practitioners who need it most, but who do not always have the time or resources to keep up with scholarly research Thematic chapters cover theoretical models, efficacy, ethics, training, the influence of emerging fields such as neuroscience and mindfulness, virtual coaching and mentoring and more Contributors include Anthony Grant, David Clutterbuck, Susan David, Robert Garvey, Stephen Palmer, Reinhard Stelter, Robert Lee, David Lane, Tatiana Bachkirova and Carol Kauffman With a Foreword by Sir John Whitmore

The IPL Story

The IPL Story ebook ISBN: 9788131758007
Publisher: Pearson Education India
Author: Abhishek Dubey
Number of Pages: 218 
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Convict Workers

Convict Workers ebook ISBN: 9780521361262
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Author: Stephen Nicholas
Number of Pages: 246 
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This work offers a new interpretation of Australia's convict past. It is based on a detailed analysis of records of 20,000 male and female convicts - one in three of those transported to New South Wales between 1817 and 1840.

Djogbachiachuwa: the Liberian Anthology

Djogbachiachuwa: the Liberian Anthology ebook ISBN: 1477145079
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Author: Syrulwa Somah
Number of Pages: 179 
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Djogbachiachuwa is an attempt by the Liberian Literature Project 2012 set forth by the Liberian History, Education & Development, Inc. (LIHEDE) to close this literary gap. It is also an attempt to have the rest of the world to read more of Liberian literature through the eyes of Liberians other than themselves. It is believed that people who do not know their own history, culture or language have nothing of worth and beauty to pass on to successive generations, and is thus doomed and condemned to perpetual warfare and poverty. The Liberian Literature Anthology Project 2012 is an endeavor to depart from this self-defeating historical trend to produce an Anthology of Liberian literature that draws on the tradition of each ethnic subgroup in Liberia.

The Bridge to a Global Middle Class

The Bridge to a Global Middle Class ebook ISBN: 9781402073298
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Author: Walter Russell Mead,Sherle R. Schwenninger
Number of Pages: 665 
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The Bridge to a Global Middle Class compiles a unique series of papers originally commissioned by the Council on Foreign Relations in the wake of the financial crises of 1997-1998. This thought-provoking retrospective culls the views of economists, international financial institutions, Wall Street, organized labor and varying public-interest organizations on the issue of how to fortify our global financial infrastructure. Their effort is the culmination of an 18-month study - The Project on Development, Trade, and International Finance - that seeks to encourage the evolution of middle-class oriented economic development in emerging market countries. In addressing the world economic problems that led to the crises and examining methods to improve the workings of the world's financial markets, they offer ideas, policy recommendations, and suggest the concrete forms these might take, in the drive to transition the world economy toward strategies that offer the developing world an improved standard of living. These papers make a convincing case for middle-class-oriented economic development as the key to global prosperity and stability. U.S. and international policy-makers will find these insightful discussions valuable in forming new policy and providing the appropriate stimulus for economic development in emerging economies.

Breaking the Learning Barrier for Underachieving Students

Breaking the Learning Barrier for Underachieving Students ebook ISBN: 1483361470
Publisher: Corwin Press
Author: George D. Nelson
Number of Pages: 280 
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This guide explains the special learning and discipline needs of dramatic or at-risk learners and outlines specific teaching strategies for helping dramatic learners succeed.

Breaking Al-Qaeda

Breaking Al-Qaeda ebook ISBN: 1482230119
Publisher: CRC Press
Author: Elena Mastors
Number of Pages: 241 
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Breaking Al-Qaeda: Psychological and Operational Techniques, Second Edition explores the background and history of al-Qaeda, covers recent developments, and explains how, why, and where the al-Qaeda network is expanding. The author examines the current state of the terrorist network and describes what groups in the network are doing to recruit, plan, and carry out attacks worldwide. The book reports on intelligence and counterterror methods being used to garner information on al-Qaeda. It describes how the destabilization of Arab countries has led to opportunities for terrorists to capitalize on that instability and gain a foothold in countries such as Egypt, Yemen, Somalia, and Syria. Addresses information collection and analysis Provides an overview of the business of informational influence Explains how psychology can be used to understand and exploit individuals in terrorist networks Explores the relationships between the core of al-Qaeda and other groups Illustrating the message and ideology of al-Qaeda since the death of Usama bin Laden, the text explains the steps being taken to counter this threat. It also details psychological and operational techniques that can be used to counter network groups and fracture relationships between groups.

Nexus Network Journal 12,2

Nexus Network Journal 12,2 ebook ISBN: 303460520X
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Author: Kim Williams
Number of Pages: 360 
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Nexus Network Journal 12,2: Architecture and Mathematics (Volume 12).