Nudge

Improving Decisions About Health, Wealth, and Happiness

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Author: Richard H. Thaler,Cass R. Sunstein

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101655097

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 320

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From the winner of the 2017 Nobel Prize in Economics, Richard H. Thaler, and Cass R. Sunstein: a revelatory look at how we make decisions—for fans of Malcolm Gladwell’s Blink and Daniel Kahneman’s Thinking Fast and Slow New York Times bestseller Named a Best Book of the Year by The Economist and the Financial Times Every day we make choices—about what to buy or eat, about financial investments or our children’s health and education, even about the causes we champion or the planet itself. Unfortunately, we often choose poorly. Nudge is about how we make these choices and how we can make better ones. Using dozens of eye-opening examples and drawing on decades of behavioral science research, Nobel Prize winner Richard H. Thaler and Harvard Law School professor Cass R. Sunstein show that no choice is ever presented to us in a neutral way, and that we are all susceptible to biases that can lead us to make bad decisions. But by knowing how people think, we can use sensible “choice architecture” to nudge people toward the best decisions for ourselves, our families, and our society, without restricting our freedom of choice. More than 750,000 copies sold

Media, Crime and Racism

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Author: Monish Bhatia,Scott Poynting,Waqas Tufail

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319717766

Category: Social Science

Page: 391

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Media, Crime and Racism draws together contributions from scholars at the leading edge of their field across three continents to present contemporary and longstanding debates exploring the roles played by media and the state in racialising crime and criminalising racialised minorities. Comprised of empirically rich accounts and theoretically informed analysis, this dynamic text offers readers a critical and in-depth examination of contemporary social and criminal justice issues as they pertain to racialised minorities and the media. Chapters demonstrate the myriad ways in which racialised ‘others’ experience demonisation, exclusion, racist abuse and violence licensed – and often induced – by the state and the media. Together, they also offer original and nuanced analysis of how these processes can be experienced differently dependent on geography, political context and local resistance. This collection critically reflects on a number of globally significant topics including the vilification of Muslim minorities, the portrayal of the refugee ‘crisis’ and the representations and resistance of Indigenous and Black communities. This volume demonstrates that processes of racialisation and criminalisation in media and the state cannot be understood without reference to how they are underscored and inflected by gender and power. Above all, the contributors to this volume demonstrate the resistance of racialised minorities in localised contexts across the globe: against racialisation and criminalisation and in pursuit of racial justice.

In the Bubble

Designing in a Complex World

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Author: John Thackara

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262250375

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 336

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We're filling up the world with technology and devices, but we've lost sight of an important question: What is this stuff for? What value does it add to our lives? So asks author John Thackara in his new book, In the Bubble: Designing for a Complex World. These are tough questions for the pushers of technology to answer. Our economic system is centered on technology, so it would be no small matter if "tech" ceased to be an end-in-itself in our daily lives. Technology is not going to go away, but the time to discuss the end it will serve is before we deploy it, not after. We need to ask what purpose will be served by the broadband communications, smart materials, wearable computing, and connected appliances that we're unleashing upon the world. We need to ask what impact all this stuff will have on our daily lives. Who will look after it, and how?In the Bubble is about a world based less on stuff and more on people. Thackara describes a transformation that is taking place now -- not in a remote science fiction future; it's not about, as he puts it, "the schlock of the new" but about radical innovation already emerging in daily life. We are regaining respect for what people can do that technology can't. In the Bubble describes services designed to help people carry out daily activities in new ways. Many of these services involve technology -- ranging from body implants to wide-bodied jets. But objects and systems play a supporting role in a people-centered world. The design focus is on services, not things. And new principles -- above all, lightness -- inform the way these services are designed and used. At the heart of In the Bubble is a belief, informed by a wealth of real-world examples, that ethics and responsibility can inform design decisions without impeding social and technical innovation.

Blood on the Stone

Greed, Corruption and War in the Global Diamond Trade

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Author: Ian Smillie

Publisher: Anthem Press

ISBN: 0857289632

Category: History

Page: 237

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Africa’s diamond wars took four million lives. ‘Blood on the Stone’ tells the story of how diamonds came to be so dangerous, describing the great diamond cartel and a dangerous pipeline leading from war-torn Africa to the glittering showrooms of Paris, London and New York. It describes the campaign that forced an industry and more than 50 governments to create a global control mechanism, and it provides a sobering prognosis on its future.

Unbroken

A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption

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Author: Laura Hillenbrand

Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks

ISBN: 0812974492

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 500

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Relates the story of a U.S. airman who survived when his bomber crashed into the sea during World War II, spent forty-seven days adrift in the ocean before being rescued by the Japanese Navy, and was held as a prisoner until the end of the war.

The Anti-Warrior

A Memoir

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Author: Milt Felsen

Publisher: University of Iowa Press

ISBN: 9781587290619

Category: History

Page: 245

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Transnational Ties

Australian Lives in the World

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Author: Desley Deacon,Penny Russell,Angela Woollacott

Publisher: ANU E Press

ISBN: 1921536217

Category: Australia

Page: 329

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Australian lives are intricately enmeshed with the world, bound by ties of allegiance and affinity, intellect and imagination. In Transnational Ties: Australian Lives in the World, an eclectic mix of scholars - historians, literary critics, and museologists - trace the flow of people that helped shape Australia's distinctive character and the flow of ideas that connected Australians to a global community of thought. It shows how biography, and the study of life stories, can contribute greatly to our understanding of such patterns of connection and explores how transnationalism can test biography's limits as an intellectual, professional and commercial practice.

Eco2 Cities

Ecological Cities as Economic Cities

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Author: Hiroaki Suzuki,Arish Dastur,Sebastian Moffatt,Nanae Yabuki,Hinako Maruyama

Publisher: World Bank Publications

ISBN: 9780821381441

Category: Political Science

Page: 388

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This book is a point of departure for cities that would like to reap the many benefits of ecological and economic sustainability. It provides an analytical and operational framework that offers strategic guidance to cities on sustainable and integrated urban development.

Night's Landing

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Author: Carla Neggers

Publisher: MIRA

ISBN: 148802653X

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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New York Times bestselling author Carla Neggers combines action, intrigue and romance like no one else in this classic tale. Sarah Dunnemore has just returned to her family home in Tennessee when she gets news that her twin brother, Rob, has been seriously wounded in a sniper shooting in Central Park. She rushes to New York to be with him, only to come up against his no-nonsense partner. Deputy U.S. Marshal Nate Winter is the best, and he believes the official investigation is going in the wrong direction—especially when he learns that Sarah is extremely close to her family’s famous neighbor: the president of the United States. Nate follows Sarah back to Night’s Landing because he’s determined to uncover the truth, and he will let nothing—not his and Sarah’s growing attraction for each other, not the mounting danger they face—stand in his way. Originally published in 2004

Agents Under Fire (Second, Expanded Edition)

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Author: Dana Marton

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 1940627168

Category: Fiction

Page: 453

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Three rough and tough former Navy SEALs who don’t know the meaning of impossible. Three adventurous, irresistible women who don’t mind teaching them. Add a secret FBI mission and a corrupt politician who wants them all dead, and watch the fireworks erupt. (Or is that gunfire?) A team that fights together sleeps together? Well, not ALL together. (But—okay, fine—love IS in the air.) (Seriously, these guys are hotter than a fire on a submarine.) “Action packed and breathtakingly romantic!” Susan Mallery #1 NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author “...started with a bang and the tension never let up...” Paula Graves bestselling author

Marxism in a Lost Century

A Biography of Paul Mattick

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Author: Gary Roth

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004282262

Category: Political Science

Page: 360

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Marxism in a Lost Century retells the history of the radical left during the twentieth century through the words and deeds of Paul Mattick. Three biographical themes receive special attention -- the self-taught nature of left-wing activity, Mattick’s publishing endeavors, and the nexus of men, politics, and friendship.

The State and Illegality in Indonesia

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Author: E. Aspinall,G. van Klinken

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004253688

Category: SOCIAL SCIENCE

Page: 340

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The popular 1998 reformasi movement that brought down President Suharto’s regime demanded an end to illegal practices by state officials, from human rights abuse to nepotistic investments. Yet today, such practices have proven more resistant to reform than people had hoped. Many have said corruption in Indonesia is "entrenched". We argue it is precisely this entrenched character that requires attention. What is state illegality entrenched in and how does it become entrenched? This involves studying actual cases. Our observations led us to rethink fundamental ideas about the nature of the state in Indonesia, especially regarding its socially embedded character. We conclude that illegal practices by state officials are not just aberrations to the state, they are the state. Almost invariably, illegality occurs as part of collective, patterned, organized and collaborative acts, linked to the competition for political power and access to state resources. While obviously excluding many without connections, corrupt behaviour also plays integrative and stabilizing functions. Especially at the lower end of the social ladder, it gets a lot of things done and is often considered legitimate.

That Burke Man

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Author: Diana Palmer

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 1488031657

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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Diana Palmer returns to Jacobsville with another fan-favorite Long, Tall Texans tale! Todd Burke has no intention of getting hitched to anyone—even if his rodeo-riding daughter is crazy about Jane Parker. He tells himself there’s only room for one girl in his life, but secretly the single dad is nursing a Wyoming-sized crush on the beautiful rancher. There’s no way he’d ever give in to the hot-tempered, hot-blooded cowgirl from Jacobsville, Texas. Until one night changes everything...and Todd finds that he and Jane might just be a match made in cowboy heaven! Originally published in 1995.

Children's Fiction about 9/11

Ethnic, National and Heroic Identities

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Author: Jo Lampert

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135213518

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 220

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In this pioneering and timely book, Lampert examines the ways in which cultural identities are constructed within young adult and children’s literature about the attacks of September 11, 2001. Looking at examples including picture books, young adult novels, and a selection of DC Comics, Lampert finds the co-mingling of xenophobia and tolerance, the binaried competition between good and evil and global harmony and national insularity, and the glorification of both the commonplace hero and the super-human. Specifically, Lampert identifies three significant identity categories encoded in 9/11 books for children--ethnic identities, national identities, and heroic identities--arguing that their formation is contingent upon post-9/11 politics. These shifting identities offer implicit and explicit accounts of what constitute good citizenship, loyalty to nation and community, and desirable attributes in a Western post-9/11 context. Lampert makes an original contribution to the field of children’s literature by providing a focused and sustained analysis of how texts for children about 9/11 contribute to formations of identity in these complex times of cultural unease and global unrest.

Avenging Agent

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Author: Dana Marton

Publisher: Dana Marton

ISBN: 0985346256

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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An undercover U.S. agent on a deadly mission. A troublesome beauty surrounded by danger in a war-torn country. They couldn't be more different, but soon they must rely on each other to stay alive, uncovering a diabolical plot that could claim both of their lives.

Mrs Warren's Profession

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Author: Bernard Shaw

Publisher: Broadview Press

ISBN: 9781551116273

Category: Drama

Page: 246

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One of Bernard Shaw’s early plays of social protest, Mrs Warren’s Profession places the protagonist’s decision to become a prostitute in the context of the appalling conditions for working class women in Victorian England. Faced with ill health, poverty, and marital servitude on the one hand, and opportunities for financial independence, dignity, and self-worth on the other, Kitty Warren follows her sister into a successful career in prostitution. Shaw’s fierce social criticism in this play is driven not by conventional morality, but by anger at the hypocrisy that allows society to condemn prostitution while condoning the discrimination against women that makes prostitution inevitable. This Broadview edition includes a comprehensive historical and critical introduction; extracts from Shaw’s prefaces to the play; Shaw’s expurgations of the text; early reviews of the play in the United States, Canada, and Great Britain; and contemporary contextual documents on prostitution, incest, censorship, women’s education, and the “New Woman.”

The Stolen Identity

Book Seven of the Sydney Harbour Hospital Series

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Author: Chris Taylor

Publisher: LCT Productions Pty Limited

ISBN: 1925119351

Category: Fiction

Page: 350

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The Boy from Boort

Remembering Hank Nelson

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Author: Bill Gammage,Gavan Daws,Brij V. Lal

Publisher: ANU E Press

ISBN: 1925021653

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 224

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Hank Nelson was an academic, film-maker, teacher, graduate supervisor and university administrator. His career at The Australian National University (ANU) spanned almost 40 years of notable accomplishment in expanding and deepening our understanding of the history and politics of Papua New Guinea, the experience of Australian soldiers at war, bush schools and much else. This book is a highly readable tribute to him, written by those who knew him well, including his students, and also contains wide-ranging works by Hank himself. –Professor Stewart Firth, ANU.

Memories

A Record of Personal Experience and Adventure During Four Years of War

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Author: Fannie A. Beers

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: United States

Page: 336

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