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The Palgrave Handbook of Decentralisation in Europe [Repost]

The Palgrave Handbook of Decentralisation in Europe [Repost]

The Palgrave Handbook of Decentralisation in Europe by Jose Ruano
English | 17 Dec. 2016 | ISBN: 3319324365 | 534 Pages | PDF | 9.55 MB
This handbook provides an authoritative study of European decentralisation, taking into account, from a territorial perspective, the different political and administrative traditions in Europe (Continental, Anglo-Saxon and Ex-communist States) and the cleavages North-South and East-West. While in recent decades most European countries have implemented devolution policies trying to tackle different political, social or bureaucratic problems, some others have instead regionalised their territory, applied federal or pseudo-federal reforms and strengthened the role of subnational governments. This volume analyses decentralisation in these countries using different variables including history, territorial organisation, civil service and financing, and reveals how this phenomenon leads to complex intergovernmental linkages. The evolution of territorial decentralisation, the political tensions between centre and periphery, the autonomy of the subnational governments and their functions and competences, the tools of co-ordination and co-operation, and the features and role of civil service are the main issues studied here with an interdisciplinary approach.

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The New Charcuterie Cookbook ~ Exceptional Cured Meats to Make and Serve at Home (Repost)

The New Charcuterie Cookbook: Exceptional Cured Meats to Make and Serve at Home (Repost)

The New Charcuterie Cookbook: Exceptional Cured Meats to Make and Serve at Home by Jamie Bissonnette
September 16, 2014 | ISBN: 1624140467 | English | 176 pages | EPUB | 7 MB
James Beard Best Chef Award Winner
Master the Art of Charcuterie With Outstanding Recipes From An Award-Winning Chef
You haven’t become a true food-crafter until you’ve mastered the art of charcuterie, and who better to show you the ropes than nose-to-tail icon, Jamie Bissonnette
The New Charcuterie Cookbook features sausages, confits, salumi, pates and many other dishes for the home cook. With a wide variety of recipes, such as Banana Leaf-Wrapped Porchetta, Lebanese Lamb Sausages, Mexican Chorizo, Traditional Saucisson Sec and Simply Perfect Duck Prosciutto, you’ll have a whole chopping block full of fun and different flavors to try that are distinctively Jamie’s.
Packed with creative and delicious recipes, step-by-step photography and Jamie’s insider knowledge and signature charm, this book is the only thing you’ll need to make the best charcuterie at home.

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The Neuroscience of Mindfulness Meditation ~ How the Body and Mind Work Together to Change Our Behav…

The Neuroscience of Mindfulness Meditation: How the Body and Mind Work Together to Change Our Behaviour

The Neuroscience of Mindfulness Meditation: How the Body and Mind Work Together to Change Our Behaviour by Yi-Yuan Tang
English | 2017 | ISBN: 3319463217 | 94 Pages | PDF | 3.1 MB
This book presents the latest neuroscience research on mindfulness meditation and provides guidance on how to apply these findings to our work, health, education, relationships and daily lives. Presenting cutting-edge research on the neurological and cognitive changes associated with its practice, Tang aims to explain how it reaps positive effects and subsequently, how best to undertake and implement mindfulness practice. Mindfulness neuroscience research integrates theory and methods from eastern contemplative traditions, western psychology and neuroscience, and is based on neuroimaging techniques, physiological measures and behavioural tests. The Neuroscience of Mindfulness Meditation begins by explaining these foundations and then moves on to themes such as the impact of personality and how mindfulness can shape behaviour change, attention and self-control. Finally, the book discusses common misconceptions about mindfulness and challenges in future research endeavours. Written by an expert in the neuroscience of mindfulness this book will be valuable for scholars, researchers and practitioners in psychotherapy and the health sciences working with mindfulness, as well as those studying and working in the fields of neuroscience, psychology and social sciences.

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The Making of Anti-Muslim Protest ~ Grassroots Activism in the English Defence League

The Making of Anti-Muslim Protest: Grassroots Activism in the English Defence League

Joel Busher, The Making of Anti-Muslim Protest: Grassroots Activism in the English Defence League
English | ISBN: 0415502675 | 2015 | 196 pages | PDF conv | 2 MB
Activism in any social movement group is, as Deborah Gould observes, a project of collective world-making’. It is about changing the world out there by influencing policy and public opinion, but is also about the way it transforms the lives of participants activists generate new identities, cultures, social ties, rich and varied emotional experiences and interpretations of the world around them. Movements are more likely to be able to attract and sustain support when as projects of collective world-making they feel compelling to activists and would-be activists.
In this book Busher explores what has made activism in the English Defence League (EDL), an anti-Muslim protest movement that has staged demonstrations across the UK since 2009, so compelling to those who have chosen to march under its banner. Based on sixteen months of overt observation with grassroots activists, he explores how people became involved with the group; how they forged and intensified belief in the EDL cause; how they negotiated accusations that they were just another racist, far right group; and how grassroots EDL activism began to unravel during the course of 2011 but did not do so altogether. Providing a fresh insight as to how contemporary anti-minority protest movements work on the inside, this book will be of interest to students, scholars and activists working in the areas of British politics, extremism, social movements, community relations and current affairs more generally.

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The Indian Textile Journal – January 2018

The Indian Textile Journal – January 2018

The Indian Textile Journal – January 2018
English | 132 pages | True PDF | 30.5 MB
Despite export posing problems, many in the textile industry see an uptick in the overall scenario in 2018. The cover story tracks industry’s performance in 2017. The Face2Face’ section covers three interactions Christian Straubhaar of Itema S.p.A., Chandrasekaran PS of Nestling Technologies and G Radhakrishnan of SKAAT Machine Works. SRE Corporation is featured in our EnterPRIZE’ section, wherein the company’s founder NS Rajan speaks on electronic jacquards and their benefits to the industry. Other important interviews include: Gowtham VV of Genn Controls India, R Balakrishnan of Techno Electronics & Instruments, Jindas Jain of JP Modatex, Lohithashan Potti of Consul Neowatt, S Sriram and S Shivaram of Pranav Systems, Asim Dalal of Indo Count, and Rajiv Merchant of Indian Home Variations. Do subscribe.

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The Human Capital Imperative ~ Valuing Your Talent

The Human Capital Imperative: Valuing Your Talent

The Human Capital Imperative: Valuing Your Talent by Alan Coppin
English | 2017 | ISBN: 3319491202 | 271 Pages | PDF | 34.6 MB
In this new book Alan Coppin, a leader with extensive cross-sector experience, draws on discussions with leaders in the public and private sectors, as well as from charities, the military and trade unions to offer you the ideas and practical applications that have proved effective in ensuring human capital is properly valued and managed.
Most business decisions are based on lag data historical reporting of what happened last month, last quarter or last year. It’s solid, real and comforting. Unfortunately, it’s also not a very good indicator of what might happen next. The best lead data information with genuine predictive power comes from understanding your people and what they can deliver.
All major organizations claim that people are their greatest asset and yet, at the first sign of problems, the first action they take is to fire people. Why, because employees are also an organisation’s biggest liability in terms of cost and their cost is much easier to quantify than their value. But, like any asset, human capital will only deliver its full value if it is properly understood, measured and managed.
The author offers you the tools you need to take the issue beyond the HR department and satisfy the number crunchers in the boardroom. With their help, you can make human capital part of the normal financial metrics essential to running a successful organisation.
Isn’t it time you understood and managed the metrics that can predict your organization’s future rather than relying on those that simply report on its past

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The High Cost of Good Intentions ~ A History of U.S. Federal Entitlement Programs

The High Cost of Good Intentions: A History of U.S. Federal Entitlement Programs

The High Cost of Good Intentions: A History of U.S. Federal Entitlement Programs by John F. Cogan
English | 2017 | ISBN: 1503603547 | 512 Pages | EPUB | 1.3 MB
Federal entitlement programs are strewn throughout the pages of U.S. history, springing from the noble purpose of assisting people who are destitute through no fault of their own. Yet as federal entitlement programs have grown, so too have their inefficiency and their cost. Neither tax revenues nor revenues generated by the national economy have been able to keep pace with their rising growth, bringing the national debt to a record peacetime level.
The High Cost of Good Intentions is the first comprehensive history of these federal entitlement programs. Combining economics, history, political science, and law, John F. Cogan reveals how the creation of entitlements brings forth a steady march of liberalizing forces that cause entitlement programs to expand. This processas visible in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries as in the present dayis repeated until benefits are extended to nearly all who could be considered eligible, and in turn establishes a new base for future expansions. His work provides a unifying explanation for the evolutionary path that nearly all federal entitlement programs have followed over the past two hundred years, tracing both their shared past and the financial risks they pose for future generations.

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The Great Cowboy Strike ~ Bullets, Ballots and Class Conflicts in the American West

The Great Cowboy Strike: Bullets, Ballots & Class Conflicts in the American West

Mark Lause, The Great Cowboy Strike: Bullets, Ballots & Class Conflicts in the American West
English | ISBN: 1786631962 | 2018 | EPUB | 304 pages | 3,3 MB
When cowboys were workers and battled their bosses
In the pantheon of American icons, the cowboy embodies the traits of rugged individualism, independent, solitary, and stoical. In reality, cowboys were grossly exploited and underpaid seasonal workers, who responded to the abuses of their employers in a series of militant strikes. Their resistance arose from the rise and demise of a beef bonanza that attracted international capital. Business interests approached the market with the expectation that it would have the same freedom to brutally impose its will as it had exercised on native peoples and the recently emancipated African Americans. These assumptions contributed to a series of bitter and violent range wars, which broke out from Texas to Montana and framed the appearance of labor conflicts in the region. These social tensions stirred a series of political insurgencies that became virtually endemic to the American West of the Gilded Age. Mark A. Lause explores the relationship between these neglected labor conflicts, the range wars, and the third-party movements.
The Great Cowboy Strike subverts American mythology to reveal the class abuses and inequalities that have blinded a nation to its true history and nature

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The Day I (Almost) Killed Two Gretzkys ~ …And Other Off-the-Wall Stories About Sports…and Life

The Day I (Almost) Killed Two Gretzkys: …And Other Off-the-Wall Stories About Sports…and Life

The Day I (Almost) Killed Two Gretzkys: …And Other Off-the-Wall Stories About Sports…and Life by James Duthie
English | July 23rd, 2013 | ASIN: B00D5TRS2Q, ISBN: 0470677783, 1443427896 | 285 pages | EPUB | 0.47 MB
Although James Duthie’s daughter had hoped he would write a book featuring princesses, dragons or zebras, you won’t miss them in The Day I (Almost) Killed Two Gretzkys. Instead Duthie interviews a prophet monkey who predicts games’ outcomes, confesses to the near-homicide of both Walter and Wayne Gretzky, and provides plenty of evidence of his unhealthy obsession with Anna Kournikova.
He weighs in on famous athletes like Sidney Crosby, Tiger Woods, Tom Brady and Derek Jeter, and tells his misadventures as a sportscaster, fan, father, husband and son.

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