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Avoiding Responsibility

By K.A. Linde
  • ISBN Code: : N.a
  • Publisher : K.A. Linde
  • Pages : 352
  • Category : Fiction
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A sexy angsty second chance romance from USA Today bestselling author K.A. Linde… Lexi gave up her past with Jack, only to find love and heartbreak with none other than Ramsey Bridges. In an effort to win her back, he does the unthinkable—invites her to Jack's wedding. She’s determined not to go. Seeing Jack would be madness. Getting back together with Ramsey would be just as foolish. But her heart says otherwise. One week. She’ll give Ramsey one week and her worst nightmare wedding to change her mind. What could go wrong?

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  • Pdf File: the-palgrave-encyclopedia-of-peace-and-conflict-studies.pdf

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This encyclopaedia provides a comprehensive overview of major theories and approaches to the study of peace and conflict across different humanities and social sciences disciplines. Peace and conflict studies (PCS) is one of the major sub-disciplines of international studies (including political science and international relations), and has emerged from a need to understand war, related systems and concepts and how to respond to it afterward. As a living reference work, easily discoverable and searchable, the Palgrave Encyclopedia of Peace and Conflict Studies offers solid material for understanding the foundational, historical, and contemporary themes, concepts, theories, events, organisations, and frameworks concerning peace, conflict, security, rights, institutions and development. The Palgrave Encyclopaedia of Peace and Conflict Studies brings together leading and emerging scholars from different disciplines to provide the most comprehensive and up-to-date resource on peace and conflict studies ever produced.

Uprooting Racism

By Paul Kivel
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  • Publisher : New Society Publisher
  • Book Code : 1771422521
  • Total of Pages : 452
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 471
  • Pdf File: uprooting-racism.pdf

Book Short Summary:

“The ‘how-to manual’ for whites to work with people of color to create an inclusive, just world in the 21st century.” —Maggie Potapchuk, racial equity consultant Over 50,000 copies sold of earlier editions! Completely revised and updated, this fourth edition of Uprooting Racism offers a framework around neoliberalism and interpersonal, institutional, and cultural racism, along with stories of resistance and white solidarity. It provides practical tools and advice on how white people can work as allies for racial justice, engaging the reader through questions, exercises, and suggestions for action, and includes a wealth of information about specific cultural groups such as Muslims, people with mixed heritage, Native Americans, Jews, recent immigrants, Asian Americans, and Latino/as. Inequalities in education, housing, health care, and the job market continue to prevail, while increased insecurity and fear have led to an epidemic of scapegoating and harassment of people of color. Yet, recent polls show that only thirty-one percent of white people in the United States believe racism is a major societal problem; at the same time, resistance is strong, as highlighted by indigenous struggles for land and sovereignty and the Movement for Black Lives. This accessible, personal, supportive, and practical guide is ideal for students, community activists, teachers, youth workers, and anyone interested in issues of diversity, multiculturalism, and social justice. “A uniquely sensitive, wise, practical guide for white people struggling with their feelings about race.” —Howard Zinn, national bestselling author of A People’s History of the United States “A powerful and wonderful book, a major contribution to our understanding of racism as white people.” —Judith H. Katz, Ed. D., author, White Awareness: Handbook for Anti-Racism Training

Ethics and Crisis Management

By Lina Svedin
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  • Publisher : IAP
  • Book Code : 1617354988
  • Total of Pages : 277
  • Category : Reference
  • Members : 594
  • Pdf File: ethics-and-crisis-management.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The daily process of public service provision and administration is filled with value judgments and value trade-offs, and the safeguarding of just and fair processes is key to the public’s trust in governing institutions. In crises, public decision-makers face complex ethical judgments under great uncertainty, timepressure, and heightened public scrutiny. A lack of attention to the ethical dimensions of crises has lead decision-makers to long-shadow crises that never reach closure. Furthermore, crises triggered by unethical conduct by public officials steadily feed people’s cynicism about politicians and bureaucracy. The fact that decision-makers often are judged on how they dealt with ethical issues in crises further underlines the importance of this topic. Little scholarly attention had been paid to how ethics play into and are dealt with in situations when they matters most – in crises. In order to improve government performance we need to analyze the ethical dilemmas and normative challenges that face practitioners in crises. This book meets this challenge by presenting a public policy framework for analyzing the ethical dilemmas in crises and introduces ten empirical chapters written by prominent public administration and crisis management scholars. The cases reviewed include Abu Ghraib, the 9/11 Commission, the 2008 Financial Crisis and the Memorial Hospital Tragedy during Hurricane Katrina. Building off the empirical focus on inherent ethical challenges in crises and actor ethics in evaluation and judgment, the concluding chapter outlines important lessons about criteria for crisis decision-making and strategies, the poisoned apple of bureaucratic discretion, and the nature of post-crisis evaluations. The book is geared toward students, scholars, and practitioners concerned with public management, public sector ethics, public policy, crisis management, and the implication of these factors on business and corporate crisis management.

Joynetix

By Saj Shah
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  • Publisher : Balboa Press
  • Book Code : 1982284773
  • Total of Pages : 268
  • Category : Self-Help
  • Members : 789
  • Pdf File: joynetix.pdf

Book Short Summary:

There is an untapped super-power in all of us that, once unlocked, can create a world that works for all, no matter what the circumstances. Yet despite the rapid advances in health, education and technology, many people in the world today, from all walks of life, feel trapped in the STORM (stress, tiredness, overwhelm, resignation and misery) of surviving modern life, with no means to break-through the STORM using the powerful energy source we were born with- JOY. What would your life be like for you if you could trigger joy into those areas of life where it has been missing? Saj Shah’s childhood was full of joy inspired by his father through creativity, laughter and playfulness. But in his adulthood, joy became dormant as his life shifted towards a tiring and stressful pursuit of achievement, accomplishments and accolades. Saj accumulated a lot of achievements and accolades but at the cost of his health, vitality and energy. What was missing was a deep sense of satisfaction, aliveness and joy. The unexpected death of his father in 2013 provided the jolt of energy to resuscitate joy back into his life. Following his father’s death, Saj embarked on a personal journey of exploration, discovery and learning about joy. He experimented with diff erent disciplines and practices – using his own healthcare, pharmaceutical and life-sciences background, weaving it with new emerging discoveries in the fi eld of epigenetics, positive psychology and neuroscience and combining this cutting-edge science with some tried and tested ancient wisdom techniques that have stood the test of time. What he discovered, researched and put into personal practice has profoundly transformed his experience of life. In this debut book Saj shares his prescription to empower and enable you to NOTICE, RESET and GENERATE your joy of life, no matter what the circumstances. Are you ready to see what becomes possible for you and your life when you fully unlock your JOYNETIX potential?

Managing Organizations (For GBTU)

By Rachna Chaturvedi
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  • Publisher : Vikas Publishing House
  • Book Code : 932596886X
  • Total of Pages :
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Members : 909
  • Pdf File: managing-organizations.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This book is meant for students of accounting, management and business studies. It not only describes the principles, procedures and techniques of management accounting, but also explains and analyses the core concepts that have driven the development of the subject for decades. The book is a perfect blend of conceptual and practical approaches to accounting. NEW IN THIS EDITION • Completely revised and updated • New chapters on strategic management accounting, product costing, and service costing • Coverage of total quality management (TQM), just-in-time (JIT), life cycle costing, and Kaizen costing • Worked out solutions to problems and latest professional examination questions

Awaken to Your True Self

By Andrew Daniel
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  • Publisher : MetaHeal
  • Book Code : 1953617042
  • Total of Pages : 431
  • Category : Self-Help
  • Members : 707
  • Pdf File: awaken-to-your-true-self.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The Definitive Guide for Getting Unstuck & Waking Up Have you ever wondered, “Why am I still stuck despite all the inner work I’ve done?” Do you feel trapped repeating the same cycles and stories over and over again, no matter what you heal or fix? Are you looking to learn the truth about who you are beyond your struggle and success? Is there a challenge or plateau you’re trying to overcome that isn’t responding to conventional methods? Awaken to Your True Self is a practical guide on transformation, embodiment, and shadow work. It integrates holistic perspectives from somatic therapy, mindfulness, and spirituality to help you get unstuck. Andrew Daniel grounds timeless spiritual truth in approaches and exercises that help where traditional self-help fails. These approaches defy conventional advice—and that’s exactly why they work when nothing else does. If you’re confused and frustrated despite all you know and achieved, or how much you’ve worked on yourself, because you feel like: - You should be further along or already past this - You could be expressing yourself more fully in life - You shouldn’t be repeating the same cycles again and again - Your success in relationships, career, health, & spirit should match Stop and imagine how your life would look in just a year, if today you were able to: - Break through that plateau in your sport, art, craft, practice, or meditation - Reach your potential and move past career or financial ceilings, and creative blocks - Know how to attract the right people or circumstances without second-guessing - Relax into the peace and freedom from not having to fix everything about yourself - Eliminate anxiety, fear, co-dependency, insecurity and start fully experiencing life …would you be willing to hear about unconventional solutions that helped thousands of others? A fraction of what you will learn: How the story you tell yourself keeps you stuck and what you’re missing out on The most efficient “level” to focus on for change never addressed in self-help A math formula that reveals why things get worse the harder you try Why your fast intellect may be slowing you down, and the benefits of intelligence Common narcissistic traps that keep us from being supported and told the truth The paradox of why seeking a spiritual path leads to more suffering, not less The truth about how we get trapped in victim mentality and what to do to heal What you are secretly avoiding or not allowing that stifles your progress The solution to addiction, or, why personal development and self-help is failing you An eternal truth that illuminates the startling connection between all our behaviors “That wasn’t my intention”—why you keep getting the wrong results from the right actions How to get feedback from others and the space around you to break-through How to make sure you're living for something greater than your ego so you can thrive Overcome duality and win the war against our darkest and most undesirable parts The most obvious, simple, yet enigmatic action to take that everyone over-complicates Learn the secrets of the now and embody a vision that will come true Discover the somatic solution to being in your head based on Cinesomatics® What five things we must hold steadfast in our life for success, joy, and healing Previously published as "Why You're Still Stuck" by Drew Gerald

Politics of Debt and Europe's Relations with the 'South'

By Stefan Nygard
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  • Publisher : Edinburgh University Press
  • Book Code : 1474461425
  • Total of Pages : 304
  • Category : History
  • Members : 754
  • Pdf File: politics-of-debt-and-europe-s-relations-with-the-south.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Combining a discussion of the multi-layered European and global North-South divide with an effort to retrieve alternatives to the dominant divisive use of debt as staking out claims against another party, this text explores the consequences of the erasure of historical temporality in the recent period of 'globalization' and 'individualization' as well as new registers for political uses of the past under current conditions. It draws on socio-political, moral-philosophical and literary-artistic analyses, tracing the genealogy of debt through European history.

Counseling Psychology

By Ruth Chu-Lien Chao
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  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Book Code : 1118468090
  • Total of Pages : 264
  • Category : Psychology
  • Members : 771
  • Pdf File: counseling-psychology.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Counseling Psychology: An Integrated Positive Approachintroduces a new dimension in counseling psychology which includesboth symptom treatment and positive psychology; this uniqueapproach guides readers to enhance clients’ positivepotential, rather than focusing solely on the treatment ofclients’ negative symptoms. An integrative counseling approach which maximizes graduatestudents’ understanding of counseling theories and positivepsychology Enables counselors to tailor integrative counseling tomulticultural clients, helping graduate students and mental healthprofessionals become culturally sensitive Discusses how clients manage day to day living, and can eventhrive despite severe symptoms

Harmful Thoughts

By Meir Dan-Cohen
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  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Book Code : 1400825059
  • Total of Pages : 320
  • Category : Philosophy
  • Members : 636
  • Pdf File: harmful-thoughts.pdf

Book Short Summary:

In these writings by one of our most creative legal philosophers, Meir Dan-Cohen explores the nature of the self and its response to legal commands and mounts a challenge to some prevailing tenets of legal theory and the neighboring moral, political, and economic thought. The result is an insider's critique of liberalism that extends contemporary liberalism's Kantian strand, combining it with postmodernist ideas about the contingent and socially constructed self to build a thoroughly original perspective on some of the most vital concerns of legal and moral theory. Dan-Cohen looks first at the ubiquity of legal coercion and considers its decisive impact on the nature of legal discourse and communication, on law's normative aspirations and claim to obedience, and on the ideal of the rule of law. He moves on to discuss basic values, stressing the preeminence of individual identity and human dignity over the more traditional liberal preoccupations with preference-based choice and experiential harm. Dan-Cohen then focuses more directly on the normative ramifications of the socially constructed self. Fundamental concepts such as responsibility and ownership are reinterpreted to take account of the constitutive role that social practices--particularly law and morality--play in the formation of the self. Throughout, Dan-Cohen draws on a uniquely productive mix of philosophical traditions and subjects, blending the methods of analytic philosophy with the concerns of Continental philosophers to reconceive the self and its relation to ethics and the law.

The Popular Encyclopedia of Christian Counseling

By Dr Tim Clinton,Dr Ron Hawkins
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  • Publisher : Harvest House Publishers
  • Book Code : 0736943579
  • Total of Pages : 576
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 597
  • Pdf File: the-popular-encyclopedia-of-christian-counseling.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Seasoned counselors and professors Tim Clinton and Ron Hawkins provide a landmark reference that offers a capstone definition of the emerging profession and ministry of the Christian counselor. Appropriate for professional counselors, lay counselors, pastors, students, and teachers, it includes nearly 300 entries by nearly 100 top Christian counselors. This practical guide focuses on functional aspects of Christian counseling and explores such important topics as...Christian counseling as a profession, ministry, and lay ministry; Spiritual and theological roots; Social, emotional, and relational issues; Skills and essentials in Christian helping; Ethical and legal considerations; Intake, assessment, diagnosis, and treatment planning; and Premarital counseling, family therapy, and substance abuse. Counselors will also find up-to-date information on solution-based brief therapy, cognitive therapy and biblical truth, and trauma and crisis intervention. An essential resource for maintaining a broad and up-to-date perspective on helping others.