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Bernard Mayer The Dynamics of Conflict. A Guide to Engagement and Intervention Bernard Mayer The Dynamics of Conflict. A Guide to Engagement and Intervention Новинка

Bernard Mayer The Dynamics of Conflict. A Guide to Engagement and Intervention

The Dynamics of Conflict When it was published in 2000, Bernie Mayer's The Dynamics of Conflict Resolution quickly became one of the seminal works in the conflict resolution field. The book bridged the gap between abstract theoretical approaches and practical handbooks and became an immensely valuable and accessible resource for experienced and novice practitioners, as well as for professors and students of conflict management who needed a deep yet practical view of conflict and methods for dealing with it. The Dynamics of Conflict is the second edition of Mayer's classic book. While building on the strengths of the first edition, this thoroughly revised and updated book keeps pace with the most current trends and research in the field and explores four key concepts: interactional dynamics, system dynamics, culture and conflict, and conflict engagement. Like the first edition, the focus of the new edition is on the ways we can productively think about conflict and conflict intervention, rather than on specific techniques and processes. Mayer presents ideas about conflict as a set of conceptual tools that build on one another and contribute to a multifaceted view of conflict and conflict intervention but that also stand on their own. Filled with illustrative examples, the book draws from the author's thirty years of experience with interpersonal, family, community, organizational, labor management, environmental, public policy, and international disputes and includes instances of conflicts that have been in the news. In addition, this vital resource contains information on the most important work that has been done in the past decade on culture, systems, and conflict engagement and shows how conflict concepts apply to new technologies such as online communication and conflict resolution efforts on the Web. In the concluding chapter Mayer explores how conflict intervention efforts fit into more general values about peace, democracy, and social justice, and the personal impact that conflict work as a field has on conflict specialists.
Margaret Herrman S. The Blackwell Handbook of Mediation. Bridging Theory, Research, and Practice Margaret Herrman S. The Blackwell Handbook of Mediation. Bridging Theory, Research, and Practice Новинка

Margaret Herrman S. The Blackwell Handbook of Mediation. Bridging Theory, Research, and Practice

This handbook invites readers who are interested in mediation, negotiation and conflict resolution to share the perspectives of experts in the field. Contributors include scholars, mediators, trainers and negotiators, all of whom are passionate about their work. Emphasises both internal and external factors as important sources of influence when negotiating conflicts. Explores the cultural and institutional frameworks that have shaped intervention processes. Considers what techniques might work when, how and why. Demonstrates the sophistication of contemporary studies of mediation, negotiation and conflict resolution.
Umana-Taylor Adriana J. Family Conflict Among Chinese- and Mexican-Origin Adolescents and Their Parents in the U.S.. New Directions for Child and Adolescent Development, Number 135 Umana-Taylor Adriana J. Family Conflict Among Chinese- and Mexican-Origin Adolescents and Their Parents in the U.S.. New Directions for Child and Adolescent Development, Number 135 Новинка

Umana-Taylor Adriana J. Family Conflict Among Chinese- and Mexican-Origin Adolescents and Their Parents in the U.S.. New Directions for Child and Adolescent Development, Number 135

Gain a nuanced understanding of parent–adolescent conflict in Chinese- and Mexican-origin families in the United States. This volume explores key issues related to family conflict such as acculturation gaps parent and adolescent internal conflicts conflict resolution seeking out confidants for help in coping with conflict. This volume showcases the complexity of conflict among Chinese- and Mexican-origin families and furthers our understanding of how both developmental and cultural sources of parent–adolescent conflict are linked to adjustment. This is the 135th volume in this series. Its mission is to provide scientific and scholarly presentations on cutting edge issues and concepts in child and adolescent development. Each volume focuses on a specific new direction or research topic and is edited by experts on that topic.
Christopher Moore W. The Mediation Process. Practical Strategies for Resolving Conflict Christopher Moore W. The Mediation Process. Practical Strategies for Resolving Conflict Новинка

Christopher Moore W. The Mediation Process. Practical Strategies for Resolving Conflict

The Fourth Edition of a seminal work in the field of mediation and conflict resolution For almost thirty years, conflict resolution practitioners, faculty, and students have depended on The Mediation Process as the all-inclusive guide to the discipline. The most comprehensive book written on mediation, this text is perfect for new and experienced conflict managers working in any area of dispute resolution—family, community, employment, business, environmental, public policy multicultural, or international. This is the expert's guide, and the Fourth Edition has been expanded and revised to keep pace with developments in the field. It includes new resources that will promote excellence in mediation and help disputants reach durable agreements and enhance their working relationships. Includes expanded information on the latest approaches for providing mediation assistance Features comprehensive guidelines for selecting the right strategy for both common and unique problems Utilizes updated, contemporary case studies of all types of disputes Offers expanded coverage of the growing field and practice of intercultural and international mediation
Vivian Scott Conflict Resolution at Work For Dummies Vivian Scott Conflict Resolution at Work For Dummies Новинка

Vivian Scott Conflict Resolution at Work For Dummies

A practical workplace guide to handling conflict effectively Managing employees and encouraging them to work together toward a common goal is an essential skill that all leaders should possess. Conflict Resolution at Work For Dummies provides the tools and advice you need to restore peace, train your colleagues to get along better with others, prevent conflicts from ever starting, and maintain better productivity while boosting morale. One of the only trade publications that takes the manager's perspective on how to address conflicts, resolve disputes, and restore peace and productivity to the workplace Examines more positive means for resolving conflicts (other than arguing, surrendering, running away, filing a lawsuit, etc.) Helps managers and employees sort through problems and make the workplace a more rewarding place No manager should be without Conflict Resolution at Work For Dummies!
In a Free State In a Free State Новинка

In a Free State

In a Free State is set in Africa, in a place like Uganda or Rwanda, and its two main characters are English. They had once found liberation in Africa. But now Africa is going sour on them. The land is no longer safe, and at a time of tribal conflict they have to make a long drive to the safety of their compound. At the end of this drive - the narrative tight, wonderfully constructed, the formal and precise language always instilled with violence and rage - we know everything about the English characters, the African country, and the Idi Amin - like future awaiting it. This is one of V.S.Naipaul's greatest novels, hard but full of pity. It won the Booker Prize, in its original edition, in 1971.
Dennis J. D. Sandole Peacebuilding Dennis J. D. Sandole Peacebuilding Новинка

Dennis J. D. Sandole Peacebuilding

Preventing violent conflicts and establishing comprehensive lasting peace in some of the world’s most turbulent regions has become the new global imperative. But to be effective, peacebuilding must be a multilateral, not a unilateral process. Even for the world’s sole surviving superpower, promoting and sustaining durable peace requires communication, co-ordination, co-operation, and collaboration between local, national and international actors, nongovernmental as well as governmental. In this book, Dennis Sandole explores the theory and practice of peacebuilding, discussing the differences and similarities between core aspects of peace processes, namely violent conflict prevention; conflict management; conflict settlement; conflict resolution and conflict transformation. Assuming no prior knowledge on the part of the student reader, the volume distinguishes between proactive and reactive peacebuilding as strategies to pre-empt or otherwise respond to global problems, such as identity conflicts, failing/failed states, terrorism, pandemics, poverty, forced migrations, climate change, ecological degradation, and their combined effects. Drawing on a wide range of conflicts such as Bosnia-Herzegovina, Cambodia, East Timor, Haiti, South Africa and Macedonia, the book debates the 'lessons learned' from past experiences of reactive as well as proactive peacebuilding, plus the challenges which lie ahead for those striving to bring about sustainable peace, security and stability to war-torn or otherwise fragile regions of the globe.
Richard J. Reid A History of Modern Africa. 1800 to the Present Richard J. Reid A History of Modern Africa. 1800 to the Present Новинка

Richard J. Reid A History of Modern Africa. 1800 to the Present

Updated and revised to emphasise long-term perspectives on current issues facing the continent, the new 2nd Edition of A History of Modern Africa recounts the full breadth of Africa's political, economic, and social history over the past two centuries. Adopts a long-term approach to current issues, stressing the importance of nineteenth-century and deeper indigenous dynamics in explaining Africa's later twentieth-century challenges Places a greater focus on African agency, especially during the colonial encounter Includes more in-depth coverage of non-Anglophone Africa Offers expanded coverage of the post-colonial era to take account of recent developments, including the conflict in Darfur and the political unrest of 2011 in Egypt, Tunisia, and Libya
Africa's Long Road Since Independence Africa's Long Road Since Independence Новинка

Africa's Long Road Since Independence

Over the last half century, sub-Saharan Africa has not had one history, but many. Histories that have intertwined, converged and diverged. They have involved a continuing process of decolonization and state-building, conflict, economic problems but also progress and the perpetual interplay of structure and agency.This new view of those histories looks in particular at the relationship between territorial, economic, political and societal structures and human agency in the complex and sometimes confusing development of an independent Africa. The story starts well before the granting of independence to Ghana in 1957, but the book also looks at Africa in the closing decades of the old millennium and opening ones of the new. This is a book, too, about the history of the peoples of Africa and their struggle for economic development against the global economic straitjacket into which they were strapped by colonial rule and decolonisation. The importance of imposed or inherited structures, whether the global capitalist system, of which Africa is a subordinate part, or the artificial and often inappropriate state borders and political systems is discussed in the light of the exercise of agency by African peoples, political movements and leaders.
Michael Patterson Have a Nice Conflict. How to Find Success and Satisfaction in the Most Unlikely Places Michael Patterson Have a Nice Conflict. How to Find Success and Satisfaction in the Most Unlikely Places Новинка

Michael Patterson Have a Nice Conflict. How to Find Success and Satisfaction in the Most Unlikely Places

How to successfully navigate and prevent conflict From the publishers of the popular Strength Deployment Inventory, Have a Nice Conflict follows one man's fight to rescue his sinking career. Sales manager John Doyle would consider his career a success—he's his company's top revenue driver, and his take-charge attitude gets the job done. However, when he is passed over for promotion—again—after losing two direct reports, who cite his abrasive style as their reason for leaving, John is forced to reassess how he approaches his relationships. With the help of Mac, an expert in the art of Relationship Awareness Theory, John learns the three stages of conflict, and how he reacts in each. Once John recognizes his own values and trigger points, as well those of other people, he becomes able to better navigate terse situations, express his points in a way that resonates for other people, and even avoid conflict altogether. Equipped with this new understanding of how other people interpret and react to conflict, John soon finds all the relationships in his life—both at work and at home—improving. Reveals a practical understanding of how conflict really works Shows how to recognize its initial stages of conflict, how to navigate it better to diffuse a situation, and how to understand the values of the other person to better frame your point for them Provides guidance for moving beyond conflict to enhance relationships Includes a five-step framework (anticipate, prevent, identify, manage, and resolve) and tools for locating conflict triggers in ourselves and others Anyone can profit from the tools in this book to understand and take control over conflict.
Diane Katz Win at Work!. The Everybody Wins Approach to Conflict Resolution Diane Katz Win at Work!. The Everybody Wins Approach to Conflict Resolution Новинка

Diane Katz Win at Work!. The Everybody Wins Approach to Conflict Resolution

Proven techniques for resolving workplace conflicts After years of seeing clients struggling and their businesses suffering with destructive conflicts, Diane Katz developed The Working Circle, a step-by-step process that helps everyone in business resolve conflict in a non-confrontational, creative, collaborative way. Win at Work! provides you with a no-nonsense guide based on real-life examples of people at pivotal points in their careers. Filled with practical wisdom, it reveals how you can move around the roadblocks that, if left unattanded, can stop you in your tracks. Win at Work! also helps those of us who are uncomfortable with conflict, giving them tools for solving problems in a nonconfrontational manner. This essential guide Offers a proven step-by-step process for conflict resolution Deals with complex business questions about independence, moral values, face-saving, goal-setting, and leadership Provides easy language for talking through problems and reaching a relatively painless outcome Putting aside simple band-aid solutions, Win at Work! is your proven resource for the kind of long-term team-building that ultimately makes the difference in business and organizational success.
Péclard Didier Negotiating Statehood. Dynamics of Power and Domination in Africa Péclard Didier Negotiating Statehood. Dynamics of Power and Domination in Africa Новинка

Péclard Didier Negotiating Statehood. Dynamics of Power and Domination in Africa

Negotiating Statehood: Dynamics of Power and Domination in Africa provides a conceptual framework for analysing dynamic processes of state-making in Africa. Features a conceptual framework which provides a method for analysing the everyday making, contestation, and negotiation of statehood in contemporary Africa Conceptualizes who negotiates statehood (the actors, resources and repertoires), where these negotiation processes take place, and what these processes are all about Includes a collections of essays that provides empirical and analytical insights into these processes in eight different country studies in Africa Critically reflects on the negotiability of statehood in Africa
William Browne Travels in Africa, Egypt, and Syria William Browne Travels in Africa, Egypt, and Syria Новинка

William Browne Travels in Africa, Egypt, and Syria

Полный вариант заголовка: «Travels in Africa, Egypt, and Syria : from the year 1792 to 1798 / by W.G. Browne».
Diop-Kane Mariane Meteorology of Tropical West Africa. The Forecasters' Handbook Diop-Kane Mariane Meteorology of Tropical West Africa. The Forecasters' Handbook Новинка

Diop-Kane Mariane Meteorology of Tropical West Africa. The Forecasters' Handbook

Meteorology of tropical West Africa: the Forecasters’ Handbook presents the science and practice of weather forecasting for an important region of the tropics. Connecting basic theory with forecasting practice, the book provides a unique training volume for operational weather forecasters, and is also suitable for students of tropical meteorology. The West African region contains a number of archetypal climatic zones, meaning that the science of its weather and climate applies to many other tropical regions. West Africa also exhibits some of the world’s most remarkable weather systems, making it an inspiring region for students to investigate. The weather of West Africa affects human livelihoods on a daily basis, and can contribute to hardship, poverty and mortality. Therefore, the ability to understand and predict the weather has the potential to deliver significant benefits to both society and economies. The book includes comprehensive background material alongside documentation of weather forecasting methods. Many examples taken from observations of West African weather systems are included and online case-studies are referenced widely.
Alexander Gordon Laing Travels in the Timannee, Kooranko, and Soolima countries in Western Africa Alexander Gordon Laing Travels in the Timannee, Kooranko, and Soolima countries in Western Africa Новинка

Alexander Gordon Laing Travels in the Timannee, Kooranko, and Soolima countries in Western Africa

Полный вариант заголовка: «Travels in the Timannee, Kooranko, and Soolima countries, in Western Africa : with plates and a map / by major Alexander Gordon Laing».
Niamh Reilly Women's Human Rights Niamh Reilly Women's Human Rights Новинка

Niamh Reilly Women's Human Rights

Women's Human Rights: Seeking Gender Justice in a Globalising Age explores the emergence of transnational, UN-oriented, feminist advocacy for womens human rights, especially over the past three decades. It identifies the main feminist influences that have shaped the movement liberal, radical, third world and cosmopolitan and exposes how the Western, legalist, state-centric, and liberal biases of mainstream human rights discourse impede the realisation of human rights in womens lives everywhere. The book traces the evolution of the womens human rights movement through an examination of its key issues, debates, and practical interventions in international law and policy arenas. This includes efforts to: Develop global gender equality norms via the UN Womens Convention Frame violence against women as a human rights issue Address gender-based crimes in conflict situations, include women in conflict resolution and post-conflict reconstruction, and challenge new forms of militarism Highlight the gendered human rights dimensions of widening inequalities in a context of neo-liberal globalisation Develop human rights responses to anti-feminist fundamentalist movements with a focus on reproductive and sexual rights Ultimately, Women's Human Rights reaffirms a commitment to critically reinterpreted universal human rights principles and demonstrates the vital role that bottom-up, transnational movements play in making them a reality in women's lives.
Baden Eunson Conflict Management Baden Eunson Conflict Management Новинка

Baden Eunson Conflict Management

Conflict Management is an easy-to-read and high-powered tool for understanding and managing conflict situations. Conflict can spiral out of control, but if you understand how the spiral works you may be able to prevent it from even beginning. In this book you will find many options for managing conflict, including: planning goal setting compromise mediation Expert communicator Baden Eunson also takes an in-depth look at negotiation skills. He offers a visual and fresh approach to the work of strategies and tactics, negotiation styles, the importance of listening and questioning skills, the reasons why the location of negotiation can affect its outcome, and why the phrase 'win-win' is not a cliché but a technique for success.
William Gray Travels in Western Africa William Gray Travels in Western Africa Новинка

William Gray Travels in Western Africa

Полный вариант заголовка: «Travels in Western Africa : in the years 1818, 19, 20, and 21, from the river Gambia, through Woolli, Bondoo, Galam, Kasson, Kaarta, and Foolidoo, to the river Niger : with a map, drawings, and costumes, illustrative of those countries / by major William Gray, and the late staff surgeon Dochard».
Tim Flanagan A. Building Conflict Competent Teams Tim Flanagan A. Building Conflict Competent Teams Новинка

Tim Flanagan A. Building Conflict Competent Teams

Understanding how to cool down, slow down, and engage the naturally occurring conflicts among team members is critical to the ultimate success of a team. With this book, your team and its members will gain a deeper understanding of how conflict emerges and how to respond in ways that will leverage conflicts to their advantage. Team members will learn the importance of establishing a safe team climate, agreeing on processes to guide interactions, and use of constructive communication skills in order to develop a conflict competent team. As the authors say, conflict is not to be avoided, but embraced and explored. This often results in new, previously unimagined opportunities, solutions and results. The authors include stories, interviews, and examples that provide entertaining and thought provoking insights. They dedicate one chapter to techniques and processes for addressing team conflict that has gone awry. Runde and Flanagan also include useful tips and tools for assessing your team?s current state of conflict competence and suggestions for addressing the challenges of today?s virtual and geographically dispersed teams.
Adler K. H. Homes and Homecomings. Gendered Histories of Domesticity and Return Adler K. H. Homes and Homecomings. Gendered Histories of Domesticity and Return Новинка

Adler K. H. Homes and Homecomings. Gendered Histories of Domesticity and Return

In Homes and Homecomings an international group of scholars provide inspiring new historical perspectives on the politics of homes and homecomings. Using innovative methodological and theoretical approaches, the book examines case studies from Africa, Asia, the Americas and Europe. Provides inspiring new historical perspectives on the politics of homes and homecomings Takes an historical approach to a subject area that is surprisingly little historicised Features original research from a group of international scholars The book has an international approach that focuses on Africa, Asia, the Americas and East and West Europe Contains original illustrations of homes in a variety of historical contexts
Colin Rule Online Dispute Resolution For Business. B2B, ECommerce, Consumer, Employment, Insurance, and other Commercial Conflicts Colin Rule Online Dispute Resolution For Business. B2B, ECommerce, Consumer, Employment, Insurance, and other Commercial Conflicts Новинка

Colin Rule Online Dispute Resolution For Business. B2B, ECommerce, Consumer, Employment, Insurance, and other Commercial Conflicts

In this original and highly useful resource, Colin Rule—a pioneer in the field of online dispute resolution (ODR)—shows how ODR can be used to resolve conflicts which inevitably arise both online and offline in business and commerce. Based on exclusive research and up-to-date best practices, Online Dispute Resolution for Business presents expert advice on how ODR can save time and money, offering timely suggestions and proven approaches for resolving business related conflicts online.
Robert Rotberg Africa Emerges. Consummate Challenges, Abundant Opportunities Robert Rotberg Africa Emerges. Consummate Challenges, Abundant Opportunities Новинка

Robert Rotberg Africa Emerges. Consummate Challenges, Abundant Opportunities

Sub-Saharan Africa is no longer a troubled ‘dark continent.’ Most of its constituent countries are now enjoying significant economic growth and political progress. The new Africa has begun to banish the miseries of the past, and appears ready to play an important role in world affairs. Thanks to shifts in leadership and governance, an African renaissance could be at hand. Yet the road ahead is not without obstacles. As world renowned expert on African affairs, Robert Rotberg, expertly shows, Africa today maybe poised to deliver real rewards to its long suffering citizens but it faces critical new crises as well as abundant new opportunities. Africa Emerges draws on a wealth of empirical data to explore the key challenges Africa must overcome in the coming decades. From peacekeeping to health and disease, from energy needs to education, this illuminating analysis diagnoses the remaining impediments Africa will need to surmount if it is to emerge in 2050 as a prosperous, peaceful, dynamic collection of robust large and small nations. Africa Emerges offers an unparalleled guide for all those interested in the dynamics of modern Africa’s political, economic, and social development.
Janie Leatherman L. Sexual Violence and Armed Conflict Janie Leatherman L. Sexual Violence and Armed Conflict Новинка

Janie Leatherman L. Sexual Violence and Armed Conflict

Every year, hundreds of thousands of women become victims of sexual violence in conflict zones around the world; in the Democratic Republic of Congo alone, approximately 1,100 rapes are reported each month. This book offers a comprehensive analysis of the causes, consequences and responses to sexual violence in contemporary armed conflict. It explores the function and effect of wartime sexual violence and examines the conditions that make women and girls most vulnerable to these acts both before, during and after conflict. To understand the motivations of the men (and occasionally women) who perpetrate this violence, the book analyzes the role played by systemic and situational factors such as patriarchy and militarized masculinity. Difficult questions of accountability are tackled; in particular, the case of child soldiers, who often suffer a double victimization when forced to commit sexual atrocities. The book concludes by looking at strategies of prevention and protection as well as new programs being set up on the ground to support the rehabilitation of survivors and their communities. Sexual violence in war has long been a taboo subject but, as this book shows, new and courageous steps are at last being taken Ð at both local and international level – to end what has been called the “greatest silence in history”.
John Campbell Travels in South Africa. Vol. 1 John Campbell Travels in South Africa. Vol. 1 Новинка

John Campbell Travels in South Africa. Vol. 1

Полный вариант заголовка: «Travels in South Africa : Vol. 1 : undertaken at the request of the London Missionary sSciety : being a narrative of a second journey in the interior of that country : with a map and coloured prints / by the Rev. John Campbell».
Murphy James T. Africa's Information Revolution. Technical Regimes and Production Networks in South Africa and Tanzania Murphy James T. Africa's Information Revolution. Technical Regimes and Production Networks in South Africa and Tanzania Новинка

Murphy James T. Africa's Information Revolution. Technical Regimes and Production Networks in South Africa and Tanzania

Africa’s Information Revolution was recently announced as the 2016 prizewinner of the Royal Academy for Overseas Sciences – congratulations to the authors James T. Murphy and Padraig Carmody! Africa’s Information Revolution presents an in-depth examination of the development and economic geographies accompanying the rapid diffusion of new ICTs in Sub-Saharan Africa. Represents the first book-length comparative case study ICT diffusion in Africa of its kind Confronts current information and communication technologies for development (ICT4D) discourse by providing a counter to largely optimistic mainstream perspectives on Africa’s prospects for m- and e-development Features comparative research based on more than 200 interviews with firms from a manufacturing and service industry in Tanzania and South Africa Raises key insights regarding the structural challenges facing Africa even in the context of the continent’s recent economic growth spurt Combines perspectives from economic and development geography and science and technology studies to demonstrate the power of integrated conceptual-theoretical frameworks Include maps, photos, diagrams and tables to highlight the concepts, field research settings, and key findings
Forgotten Voices of Burma Forgotten Voices of Burma Новинка

Forgotten Voices of Burma

From the end of 1941 to 1945 a pivotal but often overlooked conflict was being fought in the South-East Asian Theatre of World War 2 - the Burma Campaign. In 1941 the Allies fought in a disastrous retreat across Burma against the Japanese - an enemy more prepared, better organised and more powerful than anyone had imagined. Yet in 1944, following key battles at Kohima and Imphal, and daring operations behind enemy lines by the Chindits, the Commonwealth army were back, retaking lost ground one bloody battle at a time. Fighting in dense jungle and open paddy field, this brutal campaign was the longest fought by the British Commonwealth in the Second World War. But the troops taking part were a forgotten army, and the story of their remarkable feats and their courage remains largely untold to this day. The Fourteenth Army in Burma became one of the largest and most diverse armies of the Second World War. British, West African, Ghurkha and Indian regiments fought alongside one another and became comrades. In Forgotten Voices of Burma - a remarkable new oral history taken from Imperial War Museum's Sound Archive - soldiers from both sides tell their stories of this epic conflict.
Nicolas Witschi S. A Companion to the Literature and Culture of the American West Nicolas Witschi S. A Companion to the Literature and Culture of the American West Новинка

Nicolas Witschi S. A Companion to the Literature and Culture of the American West

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A Companion to the Literature and Culture of the American West presents a series of essays that explore the historic and contemporary cultural expressions rooted in America's western states. Offers a comprehensive approach to the wide range of cultural expressions originating in the west Focuses on the intersections, complexities, and challenges found within and between the different historical and cultural groups that define the west's various distinctive regions Addresses traditionally familiar icons and ideas about the west (such as cowboys, wide-open spaces, and violence) and their intersections with urbanization and other regional complexities Features essays written by many of the leading scholars in western American cultural studies
John Campbell Travels in South Africa. Vol. 2 John Campbell Travels in South Africa. Vol. 2 Новинка

John Campbell Travels in South Africa. Vol. 2

Полный вариант заголовка: «Travels in South Africa : Vol. 2 : undertaken at the request of the London Missionary Society : being a narrative of a second journey in the interior of that country : with a map and coloured prints / by the Rev. John Campbell».
Flanagan Tim A. Developing Your Conflict Competence. A Hands-On Guide for Leaders, Managers, Facilitators, and Teams Flanagan Tim A. Developing Your Conflict Competence. A Hands-On Guide for Leaders, Managers, Facilitators, and Teams Новинка

Flanagan Tim A. Developing Your Conflict Competence. A Hands-On Guide for Leaders, Managers, Facilitators, and Teams

A practical resource, this book combines tips, checklists, exercises, and stories to outline concrete processes that improve the way leaders, managers, and anyone within an organization responds to conflict. Beginning with a series of questions and self-diagnostics, the authors show you how to: maintain emotional balance in the face of conflict; implement constructive communications techniques; help others deal with conflicts that are causing organization problems; establish norms for handling conflict; use specific approaches for addressing conflict more effectively. «A must-have guidebook for the new age of global business. This book shows every leader how to turn feelings of fear into feelings of safety, suspicion into trust, and competitiveness into collaboration.» –Jim Kouzes, coauthor of the best-selling book The Leadership Challenge and Dean's Executive Professor of Leadership, Leavey School of Business, Santa Clara University «Craig Runde and Tim Flanagan use their vast experience to give us Developing Your Conflict Competence. Move beyond negative workplace conflict to positive and constructive outcomes with the simple tools and suggestions in this must-read field guide!» –Marshall Goldsmith, best-selling author of What Got You Here Won't Get You There, Succession: Are You Ready?, and the upcoming MOJO «I've read the authors' first two books, Becoming a Conflict Competent Leader and Building Conflict Competent Teams. Their latest book pulls it all together by providing models, examples, and thought-provoking insight. It will be required reading for my senior management team.» –Deborah Jallad, president/chairman, Accredited Surety and Casualty Company, Inc.
Haggard H.R. The People of the Mist Haggard H.R. The People of the Mist Новинка

Haggard H.R. The People of the Mist

Sir Henry Rider Haggard was an English writer of adventure novels set mostly in Africa, and a founder of the Lost World literary genre. The People of the Mist is a classic lost race fantasy novel. It is the tale of a British adventurer seeking wealth in the wilds of Africa, finding romance, and discovering a lost race and its monstrous god. In the novel Penniless Leonard Outram attempts to redress the undeserved loss of his family estates by seeking his fortune in Africa. In the course of his adventures he and his Zulu companion, Otter, save a young Portuguese woman, Juanna Rodd from slavery. Leonard and Juanna are plainly attracted to each other, but prone to bickering, and their romance is impeded by the watchful and jealous Soa.
James M'Queen Geographical and commercial view of Nothern Central Africa James M'Queen Geographical and commercial view of Nothern Central Africa Новинка

James M'Queen Geographical and commercial view of Nothern Central Africa

Полный вариант заголовка: «Geographical and commercial view of Nothern Central Africa : containing a particular account of the course and termination of the Great River Niger in the Atlantic Ocean / by James M'Queen».
David Greenaway The World Economy. Global Trade Policy 2011 David Greenaway The World Economy. Global Trade Policy 2011 Новинка

David Greenaway The World Economy. Global Trade Policy 2011

This is the eighteenth volume in an annual series in which leading economists provide a concise and accessible evaluation of major developments in trade and trade policy. Examines key issues pertinent to the multinational trading system, as well as regional trade arrangements and policy developments at the national level The 2011 issue analyses global trade policy in areas such as Malaysia, West Africa and China Includes a review of antidumping, safeguards and countervailing duties from 1990–2009 Includes chapters exploring WTO issues, and a special section on agricultural trading issues Provides up-to-date assessments of the World Trade Organization's current Trade Policy Reviews A vital resource for researchers, analysts and policy-advisors interested in trade policy and other open economy issues
Scotton James F. The World News Prism. Challenges of Digital Communication Scotton James F. The World News Prism. Challenges of Digital Communication Новинка

Scotton James F. The World News Prism. Challenges of Digital Communication

Fully revised and updated, the eighth edition of The World News Prism analyzes the changing role of transnational news media in the 21st-century globalized world and its impact on rapidly changing news events. Includes a new chapter dedicated to evolving traditional and new social media in Middle East Expands the discussion of news systems in developing nations, comparing media growth in India and Africa Explores the impact of digital media on traditional societies Features important updates on the decline of print media in the West and the challenges this poses to global reporting Surveys the latest developments in new media and forecasts future developments
Ida Susser AIDS, Sex, and Culture. Global Politics and Survival in Southern Africa Ida Susser AIDS, Sex, and Culture. Global Politics and Survival in Southern Africa Новинка

Ida Susser AIDS, Sex, and Culture. Global Politics and Survival in Southern Africa

AIDS, Sex, and Culture is a revealing examination of the impact the AIDS epidemic in Africa has had on women, based on the author’s own extensive ethnographic research. based on the author's own story growing up in South Africa looks at the impact of social conservatism in the US on AIDS prevention programs discussion of the experiences of women in areas ranging from Durban in KwaZulu Natal to rural settlements in Namibia and Botswana includes a chapter written by Sibongile Mkhize at the University of KwaZulu Natal who tells the story of her own family’s struggle with AIDS
Solo Solo Новинка

Solo

It's 1969, and, having just celebrated his forty-fifth birthday, James Bond - British special agent 007 - is summoned to headquarters to receive an unusual assignment. Zanzarim, a troubled West African nation, is being ravaged by a bitter civil war, and M directs Bond to quash the rebels threatening the established regime. Bond's arrival in Africa marks the start of a feverish mission to discover the forces behind this brutal war - and he soon realizes the situation is far from straightforward. Piece by piece, Bond uncovers the real cause of the violence in Zanzarim, revealing a twisting conspiracy that extends further than he ever imagined. Moving from rebel battlefields in West Africa to the closed doors of intelligence offices in London and Washington, this novel is at once a gripping thriller, a tensely plotted story full of memorable characters and breathtaking twists, and a masterful study of power and how it is wielded - a brilliant addition to the James Bond canon.
Henry Haggard Cetywayo and His White Neighbours Henry Haggard Cetywayo and His White Neighbours Новинка

Henry Haggard Cetywayo and His White Neighbours

Sir Henry Rider Haggard was an English writer of adventure novels set mostly in Africa, and a founder of the Lost World literary genre. Cetywayo and His White Neighbours is a 1882 non-fiction book by Henry Rider Haggard. It is based on his time working in South Africa.
Daniel Ventre Cyber Conflict. Competing National Perspectives Daniel Ventre Cyber Conflict. Competing National Perspectives Новинка

Daniel Ventre Cyber Conflict. Competing National Perspectives

Today, cyber security, cyber defense, information warfare and cyber warfare issues are among the most relevant topics both at the national and international level. All the major states of the world are facing cyber threats and trying to understand how cyberspace could be used to increase power. Through an empirical, conceptual and theoretical approach, Cyber Conflict has been written by researchers and experts in the fields of cyber security, cyber defense and information warfare. It aims to analyze the processes of information warfare and cyber warfare through historical, operational and strategic perspectives of cyber attack. It is original in its delivery because of its multidisciplinary approach within an international framework, with studies dedicated to different states – Canada, Cuba, France, Greece, Italy, Japan, Singapore, Slovenia and South Africa – describing the state’s application of information warfare principles both in terms of global development and “local” usage and examples. Contents 1. Canada’s Cyber Security Policy: a Tortuous Path Toward a Cyber Security Strategy, Hugo Loiseau and Lina Lemay. 2. Cuba: Towards an Active Cyber-defense, Daniel Ventre. 3. French Perspectives on Cyber-conflict, Daniel Ventre. 4. Digital Sparta: Information Operations and Cyber-warfare in Greece, Joseph Fitsanakis. 5. Moving Toward an Italian Cyber Defense and Security Strategy, Stefania Ducci. 6. Cyberspace in Japan’s New Defense Strategy, Daniel Ventre. 7. Singapore’s Encounter with Information Warfare: Filtering Electronic Globalization and Military Enhancements, Alan Chong. 8. A Slovenian Perspective on Cyber Warfare, Gorazd Praprotnik, Iztok Podbregar, Igor Bernik and Bojan Ticar. 9. A South African Perspective on Information Warfare and Cyber Warfare, Brett van Niekerk and Manoj Maharaj. 10. Conclusion, Daniel Ventre
Генри Райдер Хаггард Cetywayo and His White Neighbours Генри Райдер Хаггард Cetywayo and His White Neighbours Новинка

Генри Райдер Хаггард Cetywayo and His White Neighbours

Cetywayo and His White Neighbours is a 1882 nonfiction book by Henry Rider Haggard. It was based on his time working in South Africa. Sir Henry Rider Haggard was an English writer of adventure novels set in exotic locations, predominantly Africa, and a pioneer of the Lost World literary genre.
Africa Drawn: One Hundred Cities Africa Drawn: One Hundred Cities Новинка

Africa Drawn: One Hundred Cities

Africa - a continent of small villages in the jungle and savannah? Certainly not. The urbanisation of the continent is advancing rapidly, while African cities and metropolitan regions are among the fastest growing in the world. Africa Drawn presents one hundred of the most connected and important cities of the continent. A visual feast of three hundred images and masterfully drawn plans illustrates contemporary and historical place-making actions in Africa. The result is simultaneously an artistic and visually fascinating documentation of African urban space and a convincing analysis of its structure and morphology, thus providing a spatial point of departure for all interested parties. The drawings are accompanied by introductory texts and, for the first time, render possible a comparison of the diverse urban form on the continent. The study attempts to provide an indispensable resource of spatial and figure ground patterns in the context of urban space in Africa.
Tales from Africa Tales from Africa Новинка

Tales from Africa

Find out how selfish Lion gets his comeuppance, attend a frog wedding in the Sky Kingdom, discover the days when the earth’s creatures were all mixed up and more in these delightful folktales, which reflect the very best – and the very worst – of human nature. Full of atmosphere and rich in local folklore, these stories have been gathered from many different kingdoms of Africa and brought vividly to life with humour and rhyme by Ghanaian author K.P.Kojo.
John Philip Researches in South Africa. Vol. 1 John Philip Researches in South Africa. Vol. 1 Новинка

John Philip Researches in South Africa. Vol. 1

Полный вариант заголовка: «Researches in South Africa : Vol. 1 : illustrating the civil, moral, and religious condition of the native tribes : including journal of the author's travels in the interior : together with detailed accounts of the progress of the Christian missions, exhibiting the influence of Christianity in promoting civilization : in 2 volumes / by the Rev. John Philip».
Bryan Edwards The history, civil and commercial, of the British West Indies. Vol. 5 Bryan Edwards The history, civil and commercial, of the British West Indies. Vol. 5 Новинка

Bryan Edwards The history, civil and commercial, of the British West Indies. Vol. 5

Полный вариант заголовка: «The history civil and commercial, of the British West Indies : Vol. 5 : with a continuation to the present time : in 5 volumes : with maps and plates / by Bryan Edwards».
Bryan Edwards The history, civil and commercial, of the British West Indies. Vol. 2 Bryan Edwards The history, civil and commercial, of the British West Indies. Vol. 2 Новинка

Bryan Edwards The history, civil and commercial, of the British West Indies. Vol. 2

Полный вариант заголовка: «The history, civil and commercial, of the British West Indies : Vol. 2 : with a continuation to the present time : with maps and plates : in 5 volumes / by Bryan Edwards».
John Philip Researches in South Africa. Vol. 2 John Philip Researches in South Africa. Vol. 2 Новинка

John Philip Researches in South Africa. Vol. 2

Полный вариант заголовка: «Researches in South Africa : Vol. 2 : illustrating the civil, moral, and religious condition of the native tribes : including journals of the author's travels in the interior : together with detailed accounts of the progress of the Christian missions, exhibiting the influence of Christianity in promoting civilization : in 2 volumes / by the Rev. John Philip».
Bryan Edwards The history, civil and commercial, of the British West Indies. Vol. 3 Bryan Edwards The history, civil and commercial, of the British West Indies. Vol. 3 Новинка

Bryan Edwards The history, civil and commercial, of the British West Indies. Vol. 3

Полный вариант заголовка: «The history, civil and commercial, of the British West Indies : Vol. 3 : with a continuation to the present time : with maps and plates : in 5 volumes / by Bryan Edwards».
Bryan Edwards The history, civil and commercial, of the British West Indies. Vol. 4 Bryan Edwards The history, civil and commercial, of the British West Indies. Vol. 4 Новинка

Bryan Edwards The history, civil and commercial, of the British West Indies. Vol. 4

Полный вариант заголовка: «The history, civil and commercial, of the British West Indies : Vol. 4 : with a continuation to the present time : with maps and plates : in 5 volumes / by Bryan Edwards».
Bryan Edwards The history, civil and commercial, of the British West Indies. Vol. 1 Bryan Edwards The history, civil and commercial, of the British West Indies. Vol. 1 Новинка

Bryan Edwards The history, civil and commercial, of the British West Indies. Vol. 1

Полный вариант заголовка: «The history, civil and commercial, of the British West Indies : Vol. 1 : with a continuation to the present time : with maps and plates : in 5 volumes / by Bryan Edwards».
Major Crandall Doug Leadership Lessons from West Point Major Crandall Doug Leadership Lessons from West Point Новинка

Major Crandall Doug Leadership Lessons from West Point

With Leadership Lessons from West Point as a guide, leaders in the business, nonprofit, and government sectors can learn leadership techniques and practices from contributors who are teaching or have taught at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and have served in positions of leadership that span the globe. These military experts cover a broad range of topics that are relevant to any leadership development program in any sector. The articles in this important resource offer insight into what leadership means to these experts—in both war and peacetime—and describe their views on quiet leadership, mission, values, taking care of people, organizational learning, and leading change.
Speech, №16, 2016. Местное / Vernacular Speech, №16, 2016. Местное / Vernacular Новинка

Speech, №16, 2016. Местное / Vernacular

The 16th issue of Speech: investigates local architectural traditions and building materials in the context of global trends. Examples range from Finnish housing complexes to wooden architecture in Russia and clay buildings in Africa and Indonesia.
Артур Конан Дойл The Great Shadow and Other Napoleon Артур Конан Дойл The Great Shadow and Other Napoleon Новинка

Артур Конан Дойл The Great Shadow and Other Napoleon

"The Great Shadow and other Napoleonic Tales", is an Action & Adventure novel published in 1892. The novel takes place in the Napoleonic era on the English-Scottish border city called West Inch. The Great Shadow refers to the Napoleon’s influence and his reputation that forms a shadow over West Inch.
History of Africa History of Africa Новинка

History of Africa

History of Africa offers a richly illustrated introduction to the history of the entire continent, from earliest times right up to the present day. The third edition has been revised and updated in the light of recent research and provides expanded coverage of modern Africa. This successful student text is now supported by a companion website.
Henry Haggard Ayesha: The Return of She Henry Haggard Ayesha: The Return of She Новинка

Henry Haggard Ayesha: The Return of She

Sir Henry Rider Haggard was an English writer of adventure novels set mostly in Africa, and a founder of the Lost World literary genre. Ayesha, the Return of She is a gothic-fantasy novel by Haggard, published in 1905, as a sequel to his far more popular and well known novel, She. Horace Holly and his ward Leo Vincey once again embark on a quest to find the mysterious woman known as Ayesha. Knowing that She is no longer in Africa, they go east, eventually reaching a lamasery in the mountains of Tibet.
George Kohlrieser Hostage at the Table. How Leaders Can Overcome Conflict, Influence Others, and Raise Performance George Kohlrieser Hostage at the Table. How Leaders Can Overcome Conflict, Influence Others, and Raise Performance Новинка

George Kohlrieser Hostage at the Table. How Leaders Can Overcome Conflict, Influence Others, and Raise Performance

George Kohlrieser—an international leadership professor, consultant, and veteran hostage negotiator—explains that it is only by openly facing conflict that we can truly progress through the most difficult business challenges. In this provocative book, he reveals how the proven techniques and psychological insights used in hostage negotiation can be applied successfully to any personal or business relationship. Step by step, he outlines the seven key factors that anyone can use to remove the blocks that stand in the way of resolving tough problems and shows how business leaders, in particular, can develop and access the skills they need to create trust and a positive mind-set in their companies.
Eric Shibuya Y. Demobilizing Irregular Forces Eric Shibuya Y. Demobilizing Irregular Forces Новинка

Eric Shibuya Y. Demobilizing Irregular Forces

From Afghanistan and Sierra Leone to East Timor, the aftermath of any armed conflict presents a complex set of challenges. Whatever political agreements may have been reached, conflicts are often at risk of reigniting, and the fates of their former participants remain uncertain. Armed groups may not be easily dissuaded from pursuing belligerent activities which they see as both profitable and understandable behaviour. In the face of these difficulties, the process of disarmament, demobilization and reintegration (DDR) attempts to convince combatants to relinquish their weapons and return to civilian life. It is a crucial first step towards lasting peace. Demobilizing Militias is the first comprehensive introduction to DDR in the contemporary world. Examining regions as varied as Africa, Asia and Central America, it guides readers through the different stages of the DDR process as well as assessing competing perspectives surrounding its implementation. Attentive to the problems faced by practitioners, Eric Shibuya argues against a 'one size fits all' approach, emphasizing the importance of social and psychological contexts in fostering the trust that is necessary for DDR to succeed. Accessible and incisive, it will be an ideal resource for students of politics, security and conflict studies, as well as anyone interested in the dynamics of peacebuilding today.

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The Dynamics of Conflict When it was published in 2000, Bernie Mayer's The Dynamics of Conflict Resolution quickly became one of the seminal works in the conflict resolution field. The book bridged the gap between abstract theoretical approaches and practical handbooks and became an immensely valuable and accessible resource for experienced and novice practitioners, as well as for professors and students of conflict management who needed a deep yet practical view of conflict and methods for dealing with it. The Dynamics of Conflict is the second edition of Mayer's classic book. While building on the strengths of the first edition, this thoroughly revised and updated book keeps pace with the most current trends and research in the field and explores four key concepts: interactional dynamics, system dynamics, culture and conflict, and conflict engagement. Like the first edition, the focus of the new edition is on the ways we can productively think about conflict and conflict intervention, rather than on specific techniques and processes. Mayer presents ideas about conflict as a set of conceptual tools that build on one another and contribute to a multifaceted view of conflict and conflict intervention but that also stand on their own. Filled with illustrative examples, the book draws from the author's thirty years of experience with interpersonal, family, community, organizational, labor management, environmental, public policy, and international disputes and includes instances of conflicts that have been in the news. In addition, this vital resource contains information on the most important work that has been done in the past decade on culture, systems, and conflict engagement and shows how conflict concepts apply to new technologies such as online communication and conflict resolution efforts on the Web. In the concluding chapter Mayer explores how conflict intervention efforts fit into more general values about peace, democracy, and social justice, and the personal impact that conflict work as a field has on conflict specialists.
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