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  • The Functions of Role-Playing Gamesby Sarah Lynne Bowman

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2010; US$ 35.00

    This study takes an analytical approach to the world of role-playing games, providing a theoretical framework for understanding their psychological and sociological functions. Sometimes dismissed as escapist and potentially dangerous, role-playing actually encourages creativity, self-awareness, group cohesion and "out-of-the-box" thinking.... more...

  • Black Rednecks and White Liberalsby Thomas Sowell

    Encounter Books 2005; US$ 17.95

    This explosive new book challenges many of the long-prevailing assumptions about blacks, about Jews, about Germans, about slavery, and about education. Plainly written, powerfully reasoned, and backed with a startling array of documented facts, Black Rednecks and White Liberals takes on not only the trendy intellectuals of our times but also such historic... more...

  • Risk and Public Policy in East Asiaby Raymond K.H. Chan; Mutsuko Takahashi; Lillian Lih-rong Wang

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2010; US$ 124.95

    Contemporary Asian society is marked by social processes associated with the loss of stable economic growth and high employment; family structures capable of caring for family members in need; and governmental economic and political competence. Against this backdrop, this volume offers a timely review of these critical issues, offering an introduction... more...

  • Imagology Revisitedby Waldemar Zacharasiewicz

    Editions Rodopi 2010; US$ 160.00

    Imagology Revisited brings together in one volume essays written over a forty-year period on the perception and representation of foreign countries and peoples, the “other”. The book traces the emergence of national and ethnic stereotypes in the early modern age and studies their evolution and multiple functions in a wide range of texts from... more...

  • The Price of Precaution and the Ethics of Riskby Christian Munthe

    Springer 2011; US$ 179.00

    Christian Munthe undertakes an innovative, in-depth philosophical analysis of what the idea of a precautionary principle is and should be about. A novel theory of the ethics of imposing risks is developed and used as a foundation for defending the idea of precaution in environmental and technological policy making against its critics, while at the... more...

  • Policy Issues in Insurance Risk Awareness, Capital Markets and Catastrophic Risksby OECD Publishing

    Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2011; US$ 70.00

    The OECD contributes to the improvement of the financial management of major catastrophes both through the activities of the International Network on the Financial Management of Large-Scale Catastrophes and through the leadership of its High-Level Advisory Board. This publication compiles a series of reports reflecting the OECD’s extensive work... more...

  • Forecasting, Warning and Responding to Transnational Risksby Chiara de Franco; Christoph O. Meyer

    Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 105.00

    Assembling a high profile group of scholars and practitioners, this book investigates the interplay of forecasting; warnings about, and responses to, known and unknown transnational risks. It challenges conventional accounts of 'failures' of warning and preventive policy in both the academic literature and public debate. more...

  • Primer on Risk Analysisby Charles Yoe

    Taylor and Francis 2011; US$ 65.95

    In every decision context there are things we know and things we do not know. Risk analysis uses science and the best available evidence to assess what we know?and it is intentional in the way it addresses the importance of the things we don?t know. Primer on Risk Analysis: Decision Making Under Uncertainty lays out the tasks of risk analysis in... more...

  • Passingby Maria C. Sanchez; Linda Schlossberg

    NYU Press 2001; US$ 89.00

    Passing for what you are not--whether it is mulattos passing as white, Jews passing as Christian, or drag queens passing as women--can be a method of protection or self-defense. But it can also be a uniquely pleasurable experience, one that trades on the erotics of secrecy and revelation. It is precisely passing's radical playfulness, the way it... more...

  • Innovative Thinking in Risk, Crisis, and Disaster Managementby Simon Bennett

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 119.95

    The book's chapters provide ideas and action plans for risk, crisis, and disaster management in a risk society, based on late-modern approaches such as technological citizenship; delegated authority; and exploitation of 'lay' knowledge. Written in accessible style, with technical terms defined and explained, this book offers genuinely blue-sky... more...