Conflicts in a Nutshell

Author: David D. Siegel,Patrick J. Borchers

Publisher: West Academic Publishing

ISBN: 9780314160669

Category: Law

Page: 449

View: 741

Develop perspective on the conflicts of law arena with Siegel's broad vantage point. Topics covered include issues involving domicile; jurisdiction; adjudication; statute of limitations; foreign law; contract and business cases; torts; "renvoi"; Erie Doctrine; judgments; and family (marriage, dissolution of marriage, property incidents, and custody). Use Siegel's Conflicts in a Nutshell as an introduction and review tool for students or as a quick refresher and reference tool for lawyers.

Conflicts in a Nutshell

Author: Patrick Borchers

Publisher: West Academic Publishing

ISBN: 9781634597463

Category:

Page: 461

View: 1402

Develop perspective on the conflicts of law arena with Borchers's broad vantage point. Topics covered include issues involving domicile; jurisdiction; adjudication; statute of limitations; foreign law; contract and business cases; torts; "renvoi"; Erie Doctrine; judgments; and family (marriage, dissolution of marriage, property incidents, and custody). Use Conflicts in a Nutshell as an introduction and review tool for students or as a quick refresher and reference tool for lawyers.

Internet and the Law

Technology, Society, and Compromises

Author: Aaron Schwabach

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1610693507

Category: Computers

Page: 352

View: 7913

The world of Internet law is constantly changing and is difficult to follow, even for those for whom doing so is a full-time job. This updated, everything-you-need-to-know reference removes the uncertainty.

Linux in a Nutshell

Author: Ellen Siever,Aaron Weber,Stephen Figgins,Robert Love,Arnold Robbins

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 059652949X

Category: Computers

Page: 944

View: 8829

Over the last few years, Linux has grown both as an operating system and a tool for personal and business use. Simultaneously becoming more user friendly and more powerful as a back-end system, Linux has achieved new plateaus: the newer filesystems have solidified, new commands and tools have appeared and become standard, and the desktop--including new desktop environments--have proved to be viable, stable, and readily accessible to even those who don't consider themselves computer gurus. Whether you're using Linux for personal software projects, for a small office or home office (often termed the SOHO environment), to provide services to a small group of colleagues, or to administer a site responsible for millions of email and web connections each day, you need quick access to information on a wide range of tools. This book covers all aspects of administering and making effective use of Linux systems. Among its topics are booting, package management, and revision control. But foremost in Linux in a Nutshell are the utilities and commands that make Linux one of the most powerful and flexible systems available. Now in its fifth edition, Linux in a Nutshell brings users up-to-date with the current state of Linux. Considered by many to be the most complete and authoritative command reference for Linux available, the book covers all substantial user, programming, administration, and networking commands for the most common Linux distributions. Comprehensive but concise, the fifth edition has been updated to cover new features of major Linux distributions. Configuration information for the rapidly growing commercial network services and community update services is one of the subjects covered for the first time. But that's just the beginning. The book covers editors, shells, and LILO and GRUB boot options. There's also coverage of Apache, Samba, Postfix, sendmail, CVS, Subversion, Emacs, vi, sed, gawk, and much more. Everything that system administrators, developers, and power users need to know about Linux is referenced here, and they will turn to this book again and again.

Conflict and Multimodal Communication

Social Research and Machine Intelligence

Author: Francesca D'Errico,Isabella Poggi,Alessandro Vinciarelli,Laura Vincze

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319140817

Category: Computers

Page: 479

View: 8955

This book explores the use of technology to detect, predict and understand social cues, in order to analyze and prevent conflict. Traditional human sciences approaches are enriched with the latest developments in Social Signal Processing aimed at an automatic understanding of conflict and negotiation. Communication—both verbal and non-verbal, within the context of a conflict—is studied with the aim of promoting the use of intelligent machines that automatically measure and understand the escalation of conflict, and are able to manage it, in order to support the negotiation process. Particular attention is paid to the integration of human sciences findings with computational approaches, from the application of correct methodologies for the collection of valid data to the development of computational approaches inspired by research on verbal and multimodal communication. In the words of the trade unionist Pierre Carniti, "We should reevaluate conflict, since without conflict there is no social justice." With this in mind, this volume does not approach conflict simply as an obstacle to be overcome, but as a concept to be fully analyzed. The philosophical, linguistic and psychological aspects of conflict, once understood, can be used to promote conflict management as a means for change and social justice.

Theorizing Society in a Global Context

Author: A. Krossa

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137003189

Category: Social Science

Page: 206

View: 1202

Using Europe as an example, this book readdresses and updates the concept of 'society', exploring society in the context of both globalization and conflict theory to develop a new theory of society for our times.

Armed Conflict and International Law: In Search of the Human Face

Liber Amicorum in Memory of Avril McDonald

Author: Mariëlle Matthee,Brigit Toebes,Marcel Brus

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9067049182

Category: Law

Page: 378

View: 5636

This book is written in memory of Avril McDonald, who passed away in April 2010. Avril was an inspired and passionate scholar in the fields of international humanitarian law, international criminal law, human rights law and law in the field of arms control and disarmament. What in particular made Avril’s work special, was her strong commitment with the human aspects throughout. Fourteen scholars and practitioners have contributed to this liber amicorum, which has led to a rich variety of topics within the disciplines of Avril’s expertise. They all have in common that they deal with the human perspectives of the discipline of law at hand. They concentrate on the impact of the developments in international law on humans, whether they are civilians, victims of war or soldiers. This human perspective of law makes this book an appropriate tribute to Avril McDonald and at the same time a unique and valuable contribution to international legal research in the present society. A society that becomes more and more characterized by detailed legal systems, defined by institutions that may frequently lack sufficient contact with the people concerned.

Bedrängnis und Identität

Studien zu Situation, Kommunikation und Theologie des 1. Petrusbriefes

Author: David du Toit

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3110302314

Category: Religion

Page: 413

View: 3765

Im Jahr 1978 erschien Leonhard Goppelts bahnbrechender Kommentar zum 1. Petrusbrief. Anlässlich seines 100. Geburtstags werden hier Aufsätze von bedeutenden Kennern der Schrift zu aktuellen Brennpunkten der 1Pt-Forschung gesammelt. F.W. Horn, K. Jobs und M. Schmidt wenden sich Fragen der Entstehungs- und Kommunikationssituation des Briefes zu, während D. Horrell, L. Doering, G. Guttenberger und T. Seland sich mit Problemen der Identitätskonstruktion befassen. Chr. Müller und T. Martin betrachten jeweils Aspekte der im Brief verwendeten Metaphorik und Rhetorik, F. van Rensburg und F. Vouga erörtern Aspekte der Soteriologie und Th. Popp die in 1Pt vertretene Theologie der Anerkennung. Während T. Williams die Vorstellung von Prophetie und Offenbarung in 1Pt mit den Pesharim und Qumranschriften vergleicht, bestimmen einige Autoren mit Hilfe vergleichender Studien den Standort des 1Pt in der Theologiegeschichte des frühen Christentums: R. Feldmeier untersucht den Beitrag von 1Pt zur frühchristlicher Ethik, andere bestimmen die relative Position des Briefes zu Paulus (J. Kelhoffer, P. Hollaway), der Apostelgeschichte (Th. Klein) sowie der Johannesoffenbarung (A. Reichert; E. Boring). In einem Epilog wertet F.W. Horn Leonhard Goppelts Beitrag zur Auslegung des 1. Petrusbriefes aus.

Windows XP in a Nutshell

Author: David Aaron Karp,Tim O'Reilly,Troy Mott

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 9780596009007

Category: Computers

Page: 663

View: 2110

Discusses how to install, run, and configure Windows XP for both the home and office, explaining how to connect to the Internet, design a LAN, and share drives and printers, and includes tips and troubleshooting techniques.

Islam in Global Politics

Conflict and Cross-Civilizational Bridging

Author: Bassam Tibi

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136623922

Category: Political Science

Page: 240

View: 4203

Reaching beyond traditionally politicised scholarship to provide a unique perspective on the place of religion and culture in global and local politics, this book examines the impact of Islam on 'civilizational' relations between different groups and polities. Bassam Tibi takes a highly original approach to the topic of religion in world politics, exploring the place of Islam in society and its frequent distortion in world politics to the more radical Islamism. Looking at how this becomes an immediate source of tension and conflict between the secular and the religious, Tibi rejects the 'clash of civilizations' theory and argues for the revival of Islamic humanism to help bridge the gap. Chapters expand on: inter-civilizational conflict in global politics dialogue between religious and secular, East and West western concepts of Islamism euro-Islam and the Islamic diaspora in Europe Islamic humanism as a tool for bridging civilizations. Shedding new light on the highly topical subject of Islam in politics and society, this book is an essential read for scholars and students of international politics, Islamic studies and conflict resolution.

Java in a Nutshell

A Desktop Quick Reference

Author: David Flanagan

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 9780596002831

Category: Computers

Page: 969

View: 6382

Aimed for programmers, offers an accelerated introduction to the 1.4 release of Java 2 Standard edition covering topics such as syntax, object-oriented features, and Java development tools.

Human Rights Education and Peacebuilding

A comparative study

Author: Tracey Holland,J. Paul Martin

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135968012

Category: Political Science

Page: 144

View: 8669

This book assesses the role of human rights education (HRE) in the peacebuilding field. Today, most governments, international organisations and non-governmental organisations recognise the importance of human rights in peace- and democracy-building activities in post-conflict regions. However, compared with other components of peacebuilding, little attention and funding have been given to the cultivation of human rights knowledge and skills within these populations. Almost nothing has been committed to understanding how HRE is best accomplished in such difficult circumstances. Human Rights Education and Peacebuilding demonstrates the promise of HRE programs to help bring about peace within challenging post-conflict contexts. Each chapter of this book (a) identifies the short and medium term impacts of seven different HRE programs on their respective target groups, and (b) provides an analysis of the peculiar local contextual factors that influenced each program’s rationale for human rights education. More specifically, each chapter addresses these critical questions: - How are communities around the world using HRE to help rebuild their lives in the aftermath of an armed conflict? - How does HRE respond local problems and needs? How similar are the human rights impacts in the different projects? - How can we understand the promise and challenges associated with HRE as a component of community peace-building? This book will be of much interest to students of peacebuilding, conflict resolution, human rights, education studies and IR in general.

Conflict, Peace, Security and Development

Theories and Methodologies

Author: Helen Hintjens,Dubravka Zarkov

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135012482

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

View: 4014

Whilst classical approaches linked development with peace, security has become central to understandings of both war and peacetime. This book uniquely reflects on how to deal with the convergence of war and peace in the context of global economic and geo-political development. It addresses methodological challenges in contemporary approaches to conflict, violence, security peace and development. Two dominant contemporary approaches are selected for debate on methodologies and ethical choices: rational choice and identity-based theorizing. The chapters are arranged as dialogues around contending approaches, to better understand how the inter-locking fields of violent conflict, peace, development and security can be researched and understood. The book considers how theoretical and methodological approaches relate to different ethical and political choices, including around engagement and intervention in the four interwoven fields. Theoretical, methodological and ethical issues emerge from the critical reviews of academic discourses and case-study based chapters from across the world, including Sri Lanka, Ghana, Colombia and Rwanda. This book is an invaluable resource for postgraduate students and researchers in Development Studies, Conflict Studies, Peace Studies and Security Studies.

For the Healing of the Nations

The Book of Revelation in an Age of Cultural Conflict

Author: Justo L. Gonz‡lez

Publisher: Orbis Books

ISBN: 1608331970

Category: Religion

Page: 117

View: 8035

The first reading to examine the cultural conflicts that formed the Book of Revelation and relate these conflicts to the church today.

The Developmental Psychology of Reasoning and Decision-Making

Author: Henry Markovits

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 1317931076

Category: Psychology

Page: 200

View: 4984

Logical thinking is a critically important cognitive skill. It is not just essential for mathematical and scientific understanding, it is also of prime importance when trying to navigate our complex and increasingly sophisticated world. Written by world class researchers in the field, The Developmental Psychology of Reasoning and Decision-Making describes the ways that children learn to reason, and how reasoning can be used to overcome the influence of beliefs and intuitions. The chapters in this edited collection focus on the new, revolutionary paradigm in reasoning and cover the recent research on the development of reasoning in two important areas: Cognitive abilities required to reason well and how these abilities develop in children and adolescents. Recent empirical data showing the effect intuition and prior belief have on reasoning, even when the outcome is inappropriate. Different theoretical and empirical perspectives from recent Piagetian theory, mental models and gist processing are examined, along with empirical results looking at specific aspects of reasoning in children. The key theme of the book is to better understand how reasoning develops not only through examining ‘logical’ reasoning, but also the nature of the interactions between people’s intuitions and their reasoning abilities. The Developmental Psychology of Reasoning and Decision-Making provides an overview of the main theories and key empirical results related to the development of reasoning and should be of particular interest to students and researchers in developmental psychology and education, along with those in cognitive psychology.

Counselling in a Nutshell

Author: Windy Dryden

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780857029980

Category: Psychology

Page: 136

View: 3101

Seminars by Professor Windy Dryden. See the man live and in action. To find out more and to book your place go to www.cityminds.com ________________________________________ `Size-wise, these books span an open palm and have a very handy flap on the back and front as an integral feature of the cover which can be used as a bookmark. They are concise, yet thorough, providing introductions to the key elements of the theory and practice underpinning major therapeutic approaches... [An] ideal 'intro'... I would recommend these books because, 'in a nutshell', they work' - Therapy Today 'In a book aimed principally at those just embarking on counselling training Windy Dryden offers a down-to-earth introduction to the theory and practice of counselling which will serve to aid and inspire trainees' - Professor Brian Thorne, Co-founder, The Norwich Centre and Emeritus Professor of Counselling, University of East Anglia What is counselling and how does it work? Counselling in a Nutshell provides the answers to these questions and more, as part of a step-by-step guide to the counselling relationship and the therapeutic process. Focusing on the commonalities within the main theoretical approaches - psychodynamic, person-centred and cognitive-behavioural - Windy Dryden describes a framework which underpins all counselling, irrespective of the approach being used. Key features of the framework include: o bonds between counsellor and client o goals and tasks of counselling o stages of the therapeutic process o core therapeutic conditions. Counselling in a Nutshell provides a concise introduction to core components of the therapeutic relationship and process and is suitable for counsellors of all orientations.

The Fear of Barbarians

Beyond the Clash of Civilizations

Author: Tzvetan Todorov

Publisher: Polity

ISBN: 074564709X

Category: Political Science

Page: 233

View: 4220

Contemporary forms of tension and conflict among nations cannot be described in terms familiar to twentieth century history, but neither can they be reduced to a 'clash of civilizations'. The world today is not divided between an enlightened West and the dark forces of Islam. To avoid the negative impact of these Manichean images we need a much more nuanced view. In this new book Tzvetan Todorov offers an original analysis of the new landscape of fear and resentment that characterizes our world today. He starts by redefining the notions of barbarism and civilization as universal moral categories and explains how they apply to the plurality of cultures; and he distinguishes carefully between various forms of collective identity - cultural, civic and ideological. These conceptual tools enable him to shed fresh light on the current struggle against terrorism and the tensions between communities within Western countries. He invites us to overcome our fears - for fear is a dangerous motive and risks producing an evil that is worse than the evil we initially feared. The fear of the barbarians can turn us into barbarians. Richly illustrated with examples ranging from Guantanamo and Abu Ghraib to the murder of Theo Van Gogh and the Danish cartoons, this powerful plea for civilized values will be essential reading for anyone concerned with the key challenges facing the world today.