By Burkhard Pedell
Austrian Controller Award 2005
This booklet develops a finished notion of regulatory hazard integrating present theoretical and empirical learn. the focal point is on explaining how the layout of the regulatory process impacts the danger of a rate-regulated enterprise, in addition to on elaborating acceptable equipment for the decision of the regulatory fee base and the allowed fee of go back. concerning the regulatory expense base, the query of even if industry worth of capital or booklet worth of resources will be hired and the alternative of the depreciation scheme are on the middle of the dialogue. particular methodical concerns touching on rate of capital evaluate for rate-regulated agencies are analyzed, i.e. the circularity of fee legislation, the sharing of dangers among capital vendors and expense payers, the size of the regulatory assessment interval, the law of the capital constitution in addition to the conversion of a post-tax to pre-tax weighted commonplace rate of capital.
By Brenda Deen Schildgen
Here is a compact research of ways Mark's Gospel meditates on time. It examines how the Gospel's modern surroundings in traditional time defines its style, and the way Mark makes use of the Hebrew scriptures to recollect and remember earlier teachings, prophecies and histories. The suspended time narratives, Mark's 'intercalations', nonetheless, interrupt the narrative of the serious time current. ultimately, by way of bringing the everlasting horizon into the occasions of the current, Mark's 'mythic time' finds the challenge occasions as a short-term interruption of standard time. equally, in the course of the 'ritual time', the Gospel narrative breaks with its personal old environment with a purpose to get to the bottom of the dead-endedness of the situation tale via symbolically taking it open air time.
By Michael Bishop
Philosophers guard theories of what health is yet forget about what psychologists have realized approximately it, whereas psychologists find out about wellbeing and fitness yet lack a idea of what it really is. within the strong existence, Michael Bishop brings jointly those complementary investigations and proposes a robust, new concept for knowing health. The community concept holds that to have healthiness is to be «stuck» in a self-perpetuating cycle of confident feelings, attitudes, features and accomplishments. for somebody with health, those states -- states corresponding to pleasure and contentment, optimism and adventurousness, extraversion and perseverance, powerful relationships, specialist good fortune and strong healthiness -- construct upon and foster one another. They shape a type of optimistic causal community (PCN), in order that somebody excessive in wellbeing and fitness unearths herself in a good cycle or «groove.» someone with a lesser measure of health may well own merely fragments of this type of community -- a few optimistic emotions, attitudes, features or successes, yet now not sufficient to kick commence a full-blown, self-perpetuating community. even though contemporary years have visible an explosion of mental examine into health and wellbeing, this self-discipline, known as confident Psychology, has no consensus definition. The community conception presents a brand new framework for knowing optimistic Psychology. whilst psychologists examine correlations and causal connections between confident feelings, attitudes, characteristics, and accomplishments, they're learning the constitution of PCNs. And once they establish states that determine, enhance or extinguish PCNs, they're learning the dynamics of PCNs. confident Psychology, then, is the research of the constitution and dynamics of optimistic causal networks.
By Furr Grover
BLOOD LIES: The proof that each Accusation opposed to Joseph Stalin and the Soviet Union in Timothy Snyder's "Bloodlands Is False." PLUS: What quite occurred in: the Famine of 1932-33; the "Polish Operation"; the "Great Terror"; the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact; the "Soviet invasion of Poland"; the "Katyn Massacre"; the Warsaw rebellion; and "Stalin's Anti-Semitism" (ISBN: 978-0-692-20099-5) through Grover Furr
"Bloodlands. Europe among Hitler and Stalin, through Timothy Snyder" (N.Y: uncomplicated Books, 2010) is through some distance the main winning try to date to equate Stalin with Hitler, the Soviet Union with Nazi Germany. It has bought dozens of rave reports, prizes for historiography; and has been translated into 25 languages.
Snyder's major objective is Joseph Stalin. His broader declare is that the Soviets killed 6 to nine million blameless civilians whereas the Nazis have been killing approximately 14 million. Snyder reveals parallels among Soviet and Nazi crimes at each flip.
Grover Furr methodically checked each footnote to whatever that may be construed as a criminal offense by way of Stalin, the USSR, or pro-Soviet communists. Snyder's major assets are in Polish and Ukrainian, in hard-to-find books and articles. Many resources are reprinted in Blood Lies of their unique languages - Polish, Ukrainian, German, Russian - constantly with English translations.
Furr has chanced on that each unmarried "crime" Snyder alleges is fake - a fabrication. frequently Snyder's resources don't say what he claims. frequently Snyder cites anticommunist Polish and Ukrainian secondary resources that do the mendacity for him. no longer a unmarried accusation holds up.
Blood Lies exposes the lies and falsehoods in the back of Soviet historical past of the Stalin interval with an analogous meticulous consciousness to element as Furr's 2011 paintings "Khrushchev Lied," and his 2013 publication "The homicide of Sergei Kirov."
By Peter Adey
As every thing from immigration, airport defense and street tolling develop into headline information, the necessity to comprehend mobility hasn't ever been extra pertinent. but ‘mobility’ continues to be remarkably elusive in precis and definition. This introductory textual content makes ‘mobility’ tangible by way of explaining the most important theories and writings that encompass it. This publication lines out the idea that of mobility as a key concept in the self-discipline of geography in addition to topic components from the broader arts and social sciences.
The textual content takes an interdisciplinary method of draw upon key writers and thinkers that experience contributed to the subject. In studying those, it develops an figuring out of mobility as a courting by which the area is lived and understood. Mobility is prepared round themed chapters discussing – 'Meanings', 'Politics', 'Practices' and 'Mediations', and the booklet identifies the evolution of mobility and its implications for theoretical debate. those comprise the way in which we expect approximately go back and forth and embodiment, to relating to concerns equivalent to energy, feminism and post-colonialism. vital modern case-studies are showcased in bins. Examples variety from the mobility politics obtrusive within the evacuation of the flooding of latest Orleans, xenophobia in Southern Africa, motoring in India, to the recent social relationships rising from the cellular phone. The methodological quandaries mobility calls for are addressed via highlighted bins discussing either qualitative and quantitative examine equipment.
Arguing for a extra relational concept of the time period, the publication knows mobility as a keystone to the exam of matters from migration, struggle and transportation; from communications and politics to incapacity rights and defense. Key thought and case-study bins, additional readings, and significant factor discussions enable scholars to know the critical value of ‘mobility’ to social, cultural, political, financial and daily terrains. The textual content additionally assists students of Geography, Sociology, Cultural reviews, making plans, and Political technology to appreciate and interact with this evasive inspiration.
By Robert H. Rasche
Karl Brunner financial affairs have preoccupied observers over the a long time. in the midst of the 14th century, the chaos within the French forex approach after many rounds of forex debasement attracted reviews expressing helpless confusion. Goethe's Mephistopheles confident the imperial courtroom to inflate with paper cash "for the advantage of the general public" and to meet all of the calls for at the government's largesse. Our century is not any exception. the big technological development in developing cash has contributed to hyperinflationary stories by no means earlier than recorded in historical past. those occasions happened, although, within the political disarray following significant wars. extra vital are the chronic pe ace time disasters of our financial associations. a major around the globe deflation, established within the usa and Germany, imposed a sad social and political destiny on Western societies. equally, the series of a world inflation by way of deflation saw over the last 15 years has fostered disruptive monetary and political stipulations. The financial disarray skilled all through heritage used to be crucially inspired through the existing financial preparations. those preparations be certain the extent and circulation of the nation's cash inventory through the years. less than the situations, the political factor confronting us bears at the worthwhile selection of financial preparations. This selection may still contain associations that restrict either colossal deflation and chronic inflation.
By Vanessa Künnemann, Ruth Mayer
This publication explores the heritage, the truth, and the advanced myth of yankee and eu Chinatowns and lines the styles of transnational go back and forth and site visitors among China, South East Asia, Europe, and the us which expert the improvement of those city websites. regardless of seen structural or architectural similarities and overlaps, Chinatowns vary markedly looking on their position. eu types of Chinatowns can not at all be thought of mere replications of the yank version. Paying shut recognition to nearby specificities and overarching similarities, Chinatowns hence discloses the $64000 eu backdrop to a phenomenon more often than not linked to North the United States. It begins from the belief that the historic and sleek Chinatown should be noticeable as complicatedly concerned about an internet of cultural reminiscence, private and non-private narratives, ideologies, and political imperatives. lots of the individuals to this quantity have multidisciplinary and multilingual backgrounds and are accustomed to a number of diversified cases of the chinese language diasporic event. With its triangular method of the advancements among China and the city chinese language diasporas of North the USA and Europe, Chinatowns reveals connections and interlinkages that have no longer been addressed before.
By Peter Adey
NOMINATED AND brief indexed FOR THE SURVEILLANCE experiences e-book PRIZE 2011!
This theoretically trained learn explores what the advance and transformation of air trip has intended for societies and individuals.
- Brings jointly a few interdisciplinary methods in the direction of the aeroplane and its relation to society
- Presents an unique conception that our societies are aerial societies, or 'aerealities', and indicates how we're either enabled and threatened by means of aerial mobility
- Features a chain of specified overseas case reviews which map the heritage of aviation during the last century - from the guarantees of early flight, to international struggle II bombing campaigns, and to the increase of foreign terrorism today
- Demonstrates the transformational skill of air delivery to form societies, our bodies and person identities
- Offers startling old proof and ambitious new principles approximately how the social and fabric areas of the aeroplane are thought of within the sleek era
By Charles D. Spielberger, Irwin Sarason
The seventeenth quantity of this prestigious and long-standing sequence on rigidity and Emotion specializes in contemporary advances in study by way of across the world well known members from over a dozen international locations. person chapters discover the effect of tension and pressure on feelings within the office, institution settings, and interpersonal relationships. the unique study and useful implications provided during this quantity are of curiosity to all social, behavioral, and clinical scientists eager about rigidity and anxiety-related matters. The chapters partly one among this quantity study efforts to evaluate and deal with the results of tension and anxiousness in one's own lifestyles, that end result from scientific ailment, morality matters and athletic festival, besides coping mechanisms throughout tradition and gender. half considers the adventure, expression, and keep watch over of anger in various cultural, academic and kin contexts. The chapters within the ultimate part discover cross-cultural results of occupational rigidity and its influence on specific jobs. The contributions to this quantity extra our realizing of the way rigidity components, apprehensive emotions, and emotional responses to either can effect and impression our lives.