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Straight Talk on Trade: Ideas for a Sane World Economy
by Dani Rodrik

Language

English

Pages

331

Publication Date

October 09, 2017

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<p><b>An honest discussion of free trade and how nations can sensibly chart a path forward in today’s global economy</b></p><p>Not so long ago the nation-state seemed to be on its deathbed, condemned to irrelevance by the forces of globalization and technology. Now it is back with a vengeance, propelled by a groundswell of populists around the world. In <i>Straight Talk on Trade</i>, Dani Rodrik, an early and outspoken critic of economic globalization taken too far, goes beyond the populist backlash and offers a more reasoned explanation for why our elites’ and technocrats’ obsession with hyper-globalization made it more difficult for nations to achieve legitimate economic and social objectives at home: economic prosperity, financial stability, and equity.</p><br /><p>Rodrik takes globalization’s cheerleaders to task, not for emphasizing economics over other values, but for practicing bad economics and ignoring the discipline’s own nuances that should have called for caution. He makes a case for a pluralist world economy where nation-states retain sufficient autonomy to fashion their own social contracts and develop economic strategies tailored to their needs. Rather than calling for closed borders or defending protectionists, Rodrik shows how we can restore a sensible balance between national and global governance. Ranging over the recent experiences of advanced countries, the eurozone, and developing nations, Rodrik charts a way forward with new ideas about how to reconcile today’s inequitable economic and technological trends with liberal democracy and social inclusion.</p><br /><p>Deftly navigating the tensions among globalization, national sovereignty, and democracy, <i>Straight Talk on Trade</i> presents an indispensable commentary on today’s world economy and its dilemmas, and offers a visionary framework at a critical time when we need it most.</p>
HGB: Handelsgesetzbuch (German Edition)
by Johannes Martin Ditter

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German

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Publication Date

April 21, 2018

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Handelsgesetzbuch mit Einführungsgesetz.<br /><br />Rechtsstand: 01.04.2018<br /><br />1. Auflage 2018
War Against All Puerto Ricans: Revolution and Terror in America's...
by Nelson Denis

Language

English

Pages

402

Publication Date

April 07, 2015

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<div>In 1950, after over fifty years of military occupation and colonial rule, the Nationalist Party of Puerto Rico staged an unsuccessful armed insurrection against the United States. Violence swept through the island: assassins were sent to kill President Harry Truman, gunfights roared in eight towns, police stations and post offices were burned down. In order to suppress this uprising, the US Army deployed thousands of troops and bombarded two towns, marking the first time in history that the US government bombed its own citizens.<br /><BR>Nelson A. Denis tells this powerful story through the controversial life of Pedro Albizu Campos, who served as the president of the Nationalist Party. A lawyer, chemical engineer, and the first Puerto Rican to graduate from Harvard Law School, Albizu Campos was imprisoned for twenty-five years and died under mysterious circumstances. By tracing his life and death, Denis shows how the journey of Albizu Campos is part of a larger story of Puerto Rico and US colonialism.<br /><BR>Through oral histories, personal interviews, eyewitness accounts, congressional testimony, and recently declassified FBI files, <I>War Against All Puerto Ricans</I> tells the story of a forgotten revolution and its context in Puerto Rico’s history, from the US invasion in 1898 to the modern-day struggle for self-determination. Denis provides an unflinching account of the gunfights, prison riots, political intrigue, FBI and CIA covert activity, and mass hysteria that accompanied this tumultuous period in Puerto Rican history.</div>
Hitler's American Model: The United States and the Making of Nazi...
by James Q. Whitman

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English

Pages

214

Publication Date

February 14, 2017

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<p><b>How American race law provided a blueprint for Nazi Germany</b></p><p>Nazism triumphed in Germany during the high era of Jim Crow laws in the United States. Did the American regime of racial oppression in any way inspire the Nazis? The unsettling answer is yes. In <i>Hitler's American Model</i>, James Whitman presents a detailed investigation of the American impact on the notorious Nuremberg Laws, the centerpiece anti-Jewish legislation of the Nazi regime. Contrary to those who have insisted that there was no meaningful connection between American and German racial repression, Whitman demonstrates that the Nazis took a real, sustained, significant, and revealing interest in American race policies.</p><p>As Whitman shows, the Nuremberg Laws were crafted in an atmosphere of considerable attention to the precedents American race laws had to offer. German praise for American practices, already found in Hitler's <i>Mein Kampf</i>, was continuous throughout the early 1930s, and the most radical Nazi lawyers were eager advocates of the use of American models. But while Jim Crow segregation was one aspect of American law that appealed to Nazi radicals, it was not the most consequential one. Rather, both American citizenship and antimiscegenation laws proved directly relevant to the two principal Nuremberg Laws—the Citizenship Law and the Blood Law. Whitman looks at the ultimate, ugly irony that when Nazis rejected American practices, it was sometimes not because they found them too enlightened, but too harsh.</p><p>Indelibly linking American race laws to the shaping of Nazi policies in Germany, <i>Hitler's American Model</i> upends understandings of America's influence on racist practices in the wider world.</p>
GDPR - Fix it Fast: Apply GDPR to Your Company in Ten Simple Step...
by Patrick O'Kane

Language

English

Pages

167

Publication Date

December 12, 2017

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Fix it Fast! Apply GDPR to Your Company in 10 Simple Steps, is a plain-language guide to implementing the European General Data Protection Regulation's requirements to your organization. This isn’t a legal book, it’s a road map to compliance. <br /><br />Fix it Fast will help you to implement the key requirements of GDPR. It contains templates, outlines, examples and plain-English explanations to help you: <br /><br />•Complete your data inventory<br />•Start and finish your data map<br />•Draft and institute a Privacy Impact Assessment process<br />•Plan how you’ll deal with a Data Breach<br />•Implement Data Privacy Policies and Privacy Notifications<br />•And much more<br /><br />This book’s 10 Simple Steps will take you from beginning to end of your GDPR readiness and implementation project. This isn’t a legal book – it’s a practical, no-nonsense guide to getting the job done fast. <br /><br />This book helps is built for compliance officers, lawyers, information technology and information security professionals, and anyone else tasked with GDPR compliance to complete the critical tasks. <br /><br />
222 Prosperity Affirmations:: How To Speak Prosperity and Abundan...
by Justin Perry

Language

English

Pages

52

Publication Date

June 30, 2016

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Prosperity is not something you attain, its something you tune into. Few people know that the very words they use, either attract or repel prosperity (Law Of Attraction). This book is a compilation of modern and ancient techniques on using the power of the spoken word to attract prosperity and abundance in one's life!
The Jewish People's Rights to the Land of Israel
by Salomon Benzimra

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English

Pages

207

Publication Date

November 10, 2011

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The Arab-Israeli conflict dominates the daily headlines with buzzwords such as “land for peace”, “occupied Palestinian territories” and “illegal settlements.” These warped notions have taken root in the past two decades and now seem to be accepted as indisputable truths.<br /><br />The crucial facts of this conflict have long been dormant. In the words of Minister Moshe Yaalon, Vice-Premier of Israel, “’The Jewish People’s Rights to the Land of Israel’ comes to fill this knowledge void” by expounding on the historical connection of the Jewish people to their ancestral land; the revival of their national aspirations in the modern Zionist movement; the recognition of their collective, national rights in international law; and the insidious violation of these rights during the British Mandate period, up to the proclamation of the State of Israel in 1948.<br /><br />In about a hundred pages, ‘The Jewish People’s Rights to the Land of Israel’ offers the reader a gradual level of factual detail, from a short, comprehensive summary to an in-depth review and further references to many online authoritative sources. This book is not a substitute for the elaborate scholarly treatises which address these complex issues. It is a handy and invaluable resource for all those who believe in the primacy of facts over opinion and myth, and especially to students who are repeatedly confronted by emotionally charged falsehoods.<br />
Globalización económica y Estado (Spanish Edition)
by Julio V. González Garcí...

Language

Spanish

Pages

139

Publication Date

April 12, 2018

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El libro analiza las modificaciones que ha tenido el Estado como consecuencia de la Globalización económica. Se analizan, en este sentido, las nuevas tendencias que marcan los Tratados Comerciales de Nueva Generación (como el CETA, TTIP o TPP) que marcan un punto de inflexión importante
Shariah: What Everyone Needs to Know®
by , Natana J. DeLong-Bas

Language

English

Pages

350

Publication Date

March 12, 2018

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Most Americans and Europeans have by now heard of Shariah. In the West, politicians, media commentators, televangelists, and others have stoked fears that Muslims intend to impose a repressive rule based on Shariah in America and Europe. Shariah has been portrayed as a medieval system that oppresses women, stifles human rights, and imposes harsh punishments like stoning and amputation. In reality, however, Shariah is a complex concept that has been interpreted in many ways over time and around the world. It plays a vital role in the lives of Muslims around the world, offering guidance on everything from personal morality to ritual practices, family life, and finance.<br /><br />In this timely addition to Oxford's What Everyone Needs to Know® series, John Esposito and Natana DeLong-Bas offer an accessible and thorough guide to this little-understood, but often caricatured system. The book provides clear and even-handed answers to a wide range of questions, covering the history, development, content, and practice of Shariah. What are its origins? What is a Shariah court and how does it work? How does a person become a Muslim in the eyes of Islamic law? Does Islamic law allow Muslims to marry non-Muslims? What are blasphemy laws, and how are they enforced? How does Islamic law govern trade and contracts of sale? Do Muslims in the West want Shariah Law? Is there a need to protect American and European societies from the imposition of Shariah?<br /><br />By answering the questions that so many people have about Shariah and its role in Muslim life, this book makes an invaluable contribution to the crucial task of fostering mutual understanding in our globalizing, pluralistic societies.
SUMMARY EXECUTION: The Seattle Assassinations of Silme Domingo an...
by Michael Withey

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English

Pages

348

Publication Date

February 20, 2018

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<b><em>"An incredible true story that reads like an international crime thriller peopled with assassins, political activists, shady FBI informants, murdered witnesses, a tenacious attorney, and a murderous foreign dictator."</em>--Steve Jackson, New York Times bestselling author of NO STONE UNTURNED</b><br /><br /><em>On June 1, 1981, two young activists,</em> Silme Domingo and Gene Viernes, were murdered in Seattle in what was made to appear like a gang slaying. But the victims' families and friends suspected they were considered a threat to the dictatorship of Philippines dictator Ferdinand Marcos and his regime's relationship to the United States.<br /><br /><em>But how could they prove it up against such powerful, and ruthless, adversaries?</em><br /><br />In <b>SUMMARY EXECUTION</b> attorney and author Michael Withey describes his ten-year battle for justice for Domingo and Viernes that he fought because “They killed my friends.” Follow along as he embarks on a long and dangerous investigation and into the courtroom to obtain convictions of three hitmen, and then prove in U.S. federal court that Marcos was behind the assassinations. If so, it would be the first time in U.S. history that a foreign head of state would be held liable for the murder of American citizens on U.S. soil.<br /><br /><em>However, to accomplish this Withey</em> and his legal team, working with the victims' families and friends, would have to defeat concerted efforts by the murderers, and those who hired them, to cover-up their crimes and obstruct justice. Then they'd have to overcome numerous obstacles including exposing the perjured eyewitness testimony of an FBI informant, uncovering the brutal murder of an accomplice who was being sought to turn state’s evidence, and working around the failure by local authorities to prosecute the Marcos operative who planned the murders.<br /><br /><em>"If you have not heard Mike Withey tell the story of the cover-up of the Domingo/Viernes murders, you have not lived. I thank my friend and colleague Mike for writing it."</em>-- Vince Warren, Executive Director, Center for Constitutional Rights

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