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Dirty Deals?: An Encyclopedia of Lobbying, Political Influence, and Corruption

9781610692465Amy HandlinDirty Deals?: An Encyclopedia of Lobbying, Political Influence, and Corruption (3 Volume Set)An encyclopedia unlike any other, this work focuses on lobbying, corruption, and political influence in America to inspire readers to think critically about the U.S. government and to appreciate the opportunities of citizenship. * Provides balanced and fair information about three of the murkiest but most powerful forces in American politics and government: lobbying, political influence, and corruption * Covers a wide range of pertinent events, people, organizations, institutions, jurisprudence, and laws from the Credit Mobilier affair in the 19th century to the conviction of Jack Abramoff in the 21st century * Includes suggested readings with each entry for further exploration of specific subject as well as a unique compendium of original data and documents such as laws, legislation, and agency regulations * Supplies references for further reading and features extensive cross-referencing that directs researchers to other authoritative sources - Description from Syndetics

Environmental and Natural Resource Economics

9781440801198John C. Whitehead (Editor); Timothy C. HaabEnvironmental and Natural Resource Economics: An EncyclopediaAccessible to students and practitioners without an advanced degree in environmental economics, this essential reference work pinpoints the role of the economy in both creating and solving many of the world's most pressing environmental challenges. * Provides stand-alone, easy-to-understand, politically neutral, and factually driven entries by leading experts on all the major themes and topics in environmental and natural resource economics * Supplies a usable framework for readers without an advanced degree in the subject to understand debates in the public forum on environmental and natural resource economics * Delivers the most comprehensive overview of one of the fastest-growing subdisciplines of economics - Description from Syndetics

Faiths Across Time

9781610690256J. Gordon MeltonFaiths Across Time: 5,000 Years of Religious HistoryThis monumental, four-volume reference overviews significant events and developments in religious history over the course of more than five millennia. * Provides interesting sidebars to entries on such topics as monotheism and the problem of evil, the construction of the Egyptian pyramids, Mesoamerican mythology, the legacy of Charlemagne, the lives of various religious thinkers and leaders, the Hundred Years' War, the indigenous religions of South Africa, the Second Great Awakening, Potala Palace in Tibet, and many others * Offers a sweeping chronological presentation of faith and religion over five millennia that enables readers to see the connections between historical events and the evolution of various belief systems * Includes an extensive selection of photos that helps readers visualize many of the topics discussed in the text - Description from Syndetics

Encyclopedia of Emerging Markets
by Gale Cengage

9781414499239Donna Craft (Editor)Encyclopedia of Emerging Markets"The Encyclopedia of Emerging Markets is a new Gale business encyclopedia providing custom-written articles offering rare insight into nations with social or business activity in the process of rapid growth and industrialization, as well as highlighting key emerging industries within those economies. The work consists of detailed essays covering 33 nations that can be classified as emerging markets, as well as highlighting 1-3 industry profiles under each nation. Each profile includes an overview snapshot, the market's or industry's organization and structure, its history and development, trends and long-term outlook, and a bibliography for further reading. " - Description from Syndetics

Encyclopedia of Health Communication
by Sage Reference

9781452258751Teresa L. Thompson (Editor)Encyclopedia of Health CommunicationFrom the dynamics of interpersonal communication between health professionals and clients to global command-and-control during public health emergencies that cross international borders, the field of health communication bridges many disciplines and involves efforts from the micro to the macro. It involves navigating personal, cultural, and political complexities and an ability to distill complex technical science into quickly and easily understood terms for ready distribution by the mass media--or to an individual patient or to the parent of an ailing child. Despite an abundance of textbooks, specialized monographs, and academic handbooks, this is the first encyclopedic reference work in this area, covering the breadth of theory and research on health communication, as well as their practical application. - Description from Syndetics

Encyclopedia of Modern Political Thought
by Sage Reference

9780872899100Gregory ClaeysEncyclopedia of Modern Political ThoughtThis groundbreaking new work explores modern and contemporary political thought since 1750, looking at the thinkers, concepts, debates, issues, and national traditions that have shaped political thought from the Enlightenment to post-modernism and post-structuralism. The Encyclopedia of Modern Political Thought is two-volume A to Z reference that provides historical context to the philosophical issues and debates that have shaped attitudes toward democracy, citizenship, rights, property, duties, justice, equality, community, law, power, gender, race and legitimacy over the last three centuries. It profiles major and minor political thinkers, and the national traditions, both Western and non-Western, which continue to shape and divide political thought. More than 200 scholars from leading international research institutions and organizations have provided signed entries that offer comprehensive coverage of: - Thought of regions and countries, including African political thought, American political thought , Australasian political thought (Australian and New Zealand), Chinese political thought, Indian political thought, Islamic political Thought, Japanese political thought, and more - Thought regarding contemporary issues such as abortion, affirmative action, animal rights, European integration, feminism, humanitarian intervention, international law, race and racism, and more - The ideological spectrum from Marxism to neoconservatism, including anarchism, conservatism, Darwinism and Social Darwinism, Engels, fascism, the Frankfurt School, Lenin and Leninism, socialism, and more - Connections of political thought to key areas of politics and other disciplines such as economics, psychology, law, and religion Notable time periods of political thought since 1750 - Concepts including class, democratic theory, liberalism, nationalism, natural and human rights, and theories of the state - Theorists and political intellectuals, both Western and non-Western including John Adams, Edmund Burke, Mohandas Gandhi, Immanuel Kant, Ayatollah Khomeini, Ernst Friedrich Schumacher, George Washington, and Mary Wollstonecraft - Description from Syndetics

Encyclopedia of the Mind
by Sage Reference

9781412950572Harold Pashler (Editor)Encyclopedia of the MindIt′s hard to conceive of a topic of more broad and personal interest than the study of the mind. In addition to its traditional investigation by the disciplines of psychology, psychiatry, and neuroscience, the mind has also been a focus of study in the fields of philosophy, economics, anthropology, linguistics, computer science, molecular biology, education, and literature. In all these approaches, there is an almost universal fascination with how the mind works and how it affects our lives and our behavior. Studies of the mind and brain have crossed many exciting thresholds in recent years, and the study of mind now represents a thoroughly cross-disciplinary effort. Researchers from a wide range of disciplines seek answers to such questions as: What is mind? How does it operate? What is consciousness? This Encyclopedia brings together scholars from the entire range of mind-related academic disciplines from across the arts and humanities, social sciences, life sciences, and computer science and engineering to explore the multidimensional nature of the human mind. - Description from Syndetics

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