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  • The Rise and Fall of Intelligenceby Michael Warner

    Georgetown University Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    This sweeping history of the development of professional, institutionalized intelligence examines the implications of the fall of the state monopoly on espionage today and beyond. During the Cold War, only the alliances clustered around the two superpowers maintained viable intelligence endeavors, whereas a century ago, many states could aspire to... more...

  • CPD: The Learning Classroomby Brian Boyd

    Hodder Education 2008; US$ 8.00

    The Continuing Professional Development series sets out to demystify professional development in education, and does so from a Scottish perspective. All books in the series approach their subject in an accessible manner that allows teachers and educators to perceive how continuing professional development can enhance job satisfaction - as well as making... more...

  • To Flourish or Destructby Christian Smith

    University of Chicago Press 2015; US$ 45.00

    In his 2010 book What Is a Person?, Christian Smith argued that sociology had for too long neglected this fundamental question. Prevailing social theories, he wrote, do not adequately ?capture our deep subjective experience as persons, crucial dimensions of the richness of our own lived lives, what thinkers in previous ages might have called our... more...

  • The Rise of the Robotsby Martin Ford

    Oneworld Publications 2015; US$ 12.99

    Intelligent algorithms are already well on their way to making white collar jobs obsolete: travel agents, data-analysts, and paralegals are currently in the firing line. In the near future, doctors, taxi-drivers and ironically even computer programmers are poised to be replaced by 'robots'. Without a radical reassessment of our economic and political... more...

  • Scripting Revolutionby Keith Baker; Dan Edelstein

    Stanford University Press 2015; US$ 29.95

    The "Arab Spring" was heralded and publicly embraced by foreign leaders of many countries that define themselves by their own historic revolutions. The contributors to this volume examine the legitimacy of these comparisons by exploring whether or not all modern revolutions follow a pattern or script. Traditionally, historians have studied revolutions... more...

  • Convicts, Coal, and the Banner Mine Tragedyby Robert David Ward; William Warren Rogers

    University of Alabama Press 2015; US$ 24.95

    In the late 1870s, Jefferson County, Alabama, and the town of Elyton (near the future Birmingham) became the focus of a remarkable industrial and mining revolution. Together with the surrounding counties, the area was penetrated by railroads. Surprisingly large deposits of bituminous coal, limestone, and iron ore?the exact ingredients for the manufacture... more...

  • The Art of Public Strategyby Geoff Mulgan

    OUP Oxford 2010; US$ 41.99

    Written by Geoff Mulgan, a former head of policy for the UK prime minister, and advisor to governments round the world, this book is about how government's strategies take shape, and how money, people, technology, and public commitment can be mobilized to achieve important goals. It considers the common mistakes made, and how these can be avoided. more...

  • E-Governmentby Subhash Bhatnagar

    SAGE India 2004; US$ 27.95

    Investment in information and communication technologies (ICTs) by governments in the developing world has increased dramatically in recent years. Most developing countries are adopting ICTs primarily to modernise and increase internal efficiency as well as to improve service delivery. This book is based on twelve case studies from six countries that... more...

  • Growing Yourself Back Upby John Lee

    Potter/TenSpeed/Harmony 2010; US$ 14.99

    Someone pushes your buttons . . . you feel rage . . . fear . . . sweaty palms . . . unbidden tears . . . you feel like a kid . . . We've all experienced moments when we lose control of a situation and ourselves. Now, in Growing Yourself Back Up , the first book to explain the idea of emotional regression to the general reader, bestselling author... more...

  • The Geography of Thoughtby Richard Nisbett

    Free Press 2010; US$ 15.99

    A ?landmark book? (Robert J. Sternberg, president of the American Psychological Association) by one of the world's preeminent psychologists that proves human behavior is not ?hard-wired? but a function of culture. Everyone knows that while different cultures think about the world differently, they use the same equipment for doing their thinking. But... more...