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  • The Never Listby Koethi Zan

    Penguin Publishing Group 2013; US$ 16.00

    An international bestseller from the most relentless, deeply disturbing thriller writer since Jeffery Deaver and Gillian Flynn For years, best friends Sarah and Jennifer kept what they called the ?Never List?:  a list of actions to be avoided, for safety?s sake, at all costs.  But one night, against their best instincts, they accept a cab ride with... more...

  • Protecting Children in Timeby Professor Harry Ferguson

    Palgrave Macmillan 2004; US$ 45.00

    Protecting Children in Time provides a highly original analysis of the origins and development of the taken-for-granted notion that it is possible through social intervention to protect children from avoidable harm and even death, to protect children in time . By using case-studies which span the past 120 years of 'modern' practices and drawing... more...

  • China's New Diplomacyby Professor Zhiqun Zhu

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 44.95

    This fully revised second edition covers Chinese initiatives in the Middle East, Latin America and the Caribbean, Africa, Central Asia, Southeast Asia and the South Pacific and studies China's current efforts to secure energy and other resources, to expand trade and investment, and to enhance 'soft power' around the world. The author further... more...

  • Fundamental Uncertaintyby Professor Silva Marzetti Dall'aste Brandolini; Professor Roberto Scazzieri

    Palgrave Macmillan 2010; US$ 125.00

    This volume addresses the subject of uncertainty from the point of view of an extended conception of rationality. In particular, the contributions explore the premises and implications of plausible reasoning when probabilities are non-measurable or unknown, and when the space of possible events is only partially identified. more...

  • Language Testing and Validationby Professor Cyril J. Weir

    Palgrave Macmillan 2004; US$ 46.00

    Tests for the measurement of language abilities must be constructed according to a coherent validity framework based on the latest developments in theory and practice. This innovative book, by a world authority on language testing, deals with all key aspects of language test design and implementation. It provides a road map to effective testing based... more...

  • Temptations of Powerby Professor Robert J. Jackson; Philip Towle

    Palgrave Macmillan 2006; US$ 44.00

    Temptations of Power examines the new security dilemma which confronted George W. Bush when terrorists proved on 9/11 that they could seriously wound a great military powers on home ground. The authors argue that the response was influenced by neo-conservative exaggeration of the efficacy of military power and belief in the US ability. more...

  • Sounding the Virtual: Gilles Deleuze and the Theory and Philosophy of Musicby Dr Nick Nesbitt; Professor Brian Hulse

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 139.95

    It is the contention of the editors and contributors of this volume that the work carried out by Gilles Deleuze, where rigorously applied, has the potential to cut through much of the intellectual sedimentation that has settled in the fields of music studies. Deleuze is a vigorous critic of the Western intellectual tradition, calling for a 'philosophy... more...

  • Protecting Human Security in a Post 9/11 Worldby Dr Giorgio Shani; Professor Makoto Sato; Mustapha Kamal Pasha

    Palgrave Macmillan 2007; US$ 115.00

    Written by leading authorities from Asia, Africa, Europe, and North and South America, this groundbreaking volume offers the first truly global and critical perspective on human security in the post 9/11 world. The collection offers unique interpretations on mainstream discourses on human security. more...

  • Designing Randomised Trials in Health, Education and the Social Sciencesby Professor David J. Torgerson; Dr Carole J. Torgerson

    Palgrave Macmillan 2008; US$ 42.00

    The book focuses on the design of rigorous trials rather than their statistical underpinnings, with chapters on: pragmatic designs; placebo designs; preference approaches; unequal allocation; economics; analytical approaches; randomization methods. It also includes a detailed description of randomization procedures and different trial designs. more...

  • Managerial Rhetoric and Arts Organizationsby Luca Zan

    Palgrave Macmillan 2006; US$ 145.00

    The arts have faced big changes in recent years. This book explores the changes driven by the crisis of the welfare state and the privatization of public entities. It considers the tensions between managerial rhetoric and professional practices and questions the extension of managerial rhetoric for the very survival of arts organizations. more...