Research Handbook on Shadow Banking | Iris H.-Y. Chiu,Iain G. MacNeil

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Research Handbook on Shadow Banking brings together a range of international experts to discuss shadow banking activities, the purposes they serve, the risks they pose to the financial system and implications for regulators and the regulatory perimeter. Including discussions specific to the UK, European Union, US, China and Singapore, this book offers high level and theoretical perspectives on shadow banking and regulatory risks, as well as more detailed explorations of specific markets in shadow banking..

Religion

Colossians and Philemon - Teacher's Manual PDF | Dr. Brian J. Bailey

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Colossians and Philemon is an easy reading verse by verse commentary on those most blessed New Testament letters of the Apostle Paul. Dr. Bailey emphasizes the vital message of following the way to holiness as seen in the epistle to the Colossians, as well as the message of restoration in that a slave becomes a brother in the epistle to Philemon. This book will be enjoyed by those who seek to find the true pathway to the presence of God and the place of restoration whereby we can be called the sons and daughters of God..

Religion

The Journey of Israel - Teacher's Manual PDF | Dr. Brian J. Bailey

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The study of Israel’s journey from Egypt to the Promised Land is in reality a picture of the spiritual progression of a believer from new born babes in Christ to becoming mature fathers and mothers in the faith. Dr. Bailey will take you on a journey, where you will be given keys to attaining ever-greater heights in your relationship with Christ, until you come unto spiritual Mount Zion, and can say with the Apostle Paul, “I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.”.

Social Science

(Mis)Understanding Political Participation | Jeffrey Wimmer,Cornelia Wallner,Rainer Winter,Karoline Oelsner

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The practices of participation and engagement are characterised by complexities and contradictions. All celebratory examples of uses of social media, e.g. in the Arab spring, the Occupy movement or in recent LGBTQ protests, are deeply rooted in human practices. Because of this connection, every case of mediated participation should be perceived as highly contextual and cannot be attributed to one (social) specific media logic, necessitating detailed empirical studies to investigate the different contexts of political and civic engagement. In this volume, the theoretical chapters discuss analytical frameworks that can enrich our understanding of current contexts and practices of mediated participation. The empirical studies explore the implications of the new digital conditions for the ways in which digitally mediated social interactions, practices and environments shape everyday participation, engagement or protest and their subjective as well societal meaning..

History

God's Shadow: Sultan Selim, His Ottoman Empire, and the Making of the Modern World | Alan Mikhail

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“A stunning work of global history. . . . Alan Mikhail offers a bold and thoroughly convincing new way to think about the origins of the modern world. . . . A tour de force.” —Greg Grandin Long neglected in world history, the Ottoman Empire was a hub of intellectual fervor, geopolitical power, and enlightened pluralistic rule. At the height of their authority in the sixteenth century, the Ottomans, with extraordinary military dominance and unparalleled monopolies over trade routes, controlled more territory and ruled over more people than any world power, forcing Europeans out of the Mediterranean and to the New World. Yet, despite its towering influence and centrality to the rise of our modern world, the Ottoman Empire’s history has for centuries been distorted, misrepresented, and even suppressed in the West. Now Alan Mikhail presents a vitally needed recasting of Ottoman history, retelling the story of the Ottoman conquest of the world through the dramatic biography of Sultan Selim I (1470–1520). Born to a concubine, and the fourth of his sultan father’s ten sons, Selim was never meant to inherit the throne. With personal charisma and military prowess—as well as the guidance of his remarkably gifted mother, Gülbahar—Selim claimed power over the empire in 1512 and, through ruthless ambition, nearly tripled the territory under Ottoman control, building a governing structure that lasted into the twentieth century. At the same time, Selim—known by his subjects as “God’s Shadow on Earth”—fostered religious diversity, welcoming Jews among other minority populations into the empire; encouraged learning and philosophy; and penned his own verse. Drawing on previously unexamined sources from multiple languages, and with original maps and stunning illustrations, Mikhail’s game-changing account “challenges readers to recalibrate their sense of history” (Leslie Peirce), adroitly using Selim’s life to upend prevailing shibboleths about Islamic history and jingoistic “rise of the West” theories that have held sway for decades. Whether recasting Christopher Columbus’s voyages to the “Americas” as a bumbling attempt to slay Muslims or showing how the Ottomans allowed slaves to become the elite of society while Christian states at the very same time waged the horrors of the transatlantic slave trade, God’s Shadow radically reshapes our understanding of the importance of Selim’s Ottoman Empire in the history of the modern world..

Psychology

Adaptive Mentalization-Based Integrative Treatment | Dickon Bevington,Peter Fuggle,Liz Cracknell,Peter Fonagy

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Socially excluded youth with mental health problems and co-occurring difficulties (e.g. conduct disorder, family breakdown, homelessness, substance use, exploitation, educational failure) attract the involvement of multiple agencies. Poorly coordinated interventions often multiply in the face of such problems, so that a young person or family is approached by multiple workers from different agencies working towards different goals and using different treatment models; these are often overwhelming and may actually be experienced as aversive by the young person or their family. Failure to provide effective help is costly throughout life This is the first book to describe Adaptive Mentalization-Based Integrative Treatment (AMBIT). This is an approach to working with people - particularly young people and young adults - whose lives are often chaotic and risky, and whose problems are not limited to one domain. In addition to mental health problems, they may have problems with care arrangements, education or employment, exploitation, substance misuse, offending behaviours, and gang affiliations; if these problems are all occurring simultaneously, any progress in one area is easily undermined by harms still occurring in another. AMBIT has been designed by and for community teams from Mental Health, Social Care, Youth work, or that may be purposefully multi-disciplinary/multi-agency. It emphasises the need to strengthen integration in the complex networks that tend to gather around such clients, minimising the likelihood of an experience of care that is aversive. AMBIT uses well evidenced ‘Mentalization-based’ approaches, that are at their core integrative - drawing on recent advances in neuroscience, psycho-analytic, social cognitive, and systemic "treatment models"..

Biography & Autobiography

Here We Are Now | Charles R. Cross

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In Here We Are Now: The Lasting Impact of Kurt Cobain, Charles R. Cross, author of the New York Times bestselling Cobain biography Heavier Than Heaven, examines the legacy of the Nirvana front man and takes on the question: why does Kurt Cobain still matter so much, 20 years after his death? Kurt Cobain is the icon born of the 90s, a man whose legacy continues to influence pop culture and music. Cross explores the impact Cobain has had on music, fashion, film, and culture, and attempts to explain his lasting and looming legacy..

Biography & Autobiography

In the Shadow of Vesuvius: A Life of Pliny | Daisy Dunn

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‘Never less than compelling ... She consistently succeeds in bringing what might otherwise seem dusty and remote to vivid life’ Tom Holland, Literary Review ‘Starts with an erupting volcano – and then gets more exciting ... Wonderfully rich, witty, insightful and wide-ranging’ Sarah Bakewell.

History

Shadow | Bob Woodward

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Twenty-five years ago, after Richard Nixon resigned the presidency, Gerald Ford promised a return to normalcy. "My fellow Americans, our long national nightmare is over," President Ford declared. But it was not. The Watergate scandal, and the remedies against future abuses of power, would have an enduring impact on presidents and the country. In Shadow, Bob Woodward takes us deep into the administrations of Ford, Carter, Reagan, Bush and Clinton to describe how each discovered that the presidency was forever altered. With special emphasis on the human toll, Woodward shows the consequences of the new ethics laws, and the emboldened Congress and media. Powerful investigations increasingly stripped away the privacy and protections once expected by the nation's chief executive. Using presidential documents, diaries, prosecutorial records and hundreds of interviews with firsthand witnesses, Woodward chronicles how all five men failed first to understand and then to manage the inquisitorial environment. "The mood was mean," Gerald Ford says. Woodward explains how Ford believed he had been offered a deal to pardon Nixon, then clumsily rejected it and later withheld all the details from Congress and the public, leaving lasting suspicions that compromised his years in the White House. Jimmy Carter used Watergate to win an election, and then watched in bewilderment as the rules of strict accountability engulfed his budget director, Bert Lance, and challenged his own credibility. From his public pronouncements to the Iranian hostage crisis, Carter never found the decisive, healing style of leadership the first elected post-Watergate president had promised. Woodward also provides the first behind-the-scenes account of how President Reagan and a special team of more than 60 attorneys and archivists beat Iran-contra. They turned the Reagan White House and United States intelligence agencies upside down investigating the president with orders to disclose any incriminating information they found. A fresh portrait of an engaged Reagan emerges as he realizes his presidency is in peril and attempts to prove his innocence. In Shadow, a bitter and disoriented President Bush routinely pours out his anger at the permanent scandal culture to his personal diary as a dozen investigations touch some of those closest to him. At one point, Bush pounds a plastic mallet on his Oval Office desk because of the continuing investigation of Iran-contra Independent Counsel Lawrence Walsh. "Take that, Walsh!" he shouts. "I'd like to get rid of this guy." Woodward also reveals why Bush avoided telling one of the remaining secrets of the Gulf War. The second half of Shadow focuses on President Clinton's scandals. Woodward shows how and why Independent Counsel Kenneth Starr's investigation became a state of permanent war with the Clintons. He reveals who Clinton really feared in the Paula Jones case, and the behind-the-scenes maneuvering and ruthless, cynical legal strategies to protect the Clintons. Shadow also describes how impeachment affected Clinton's war decisions and scarred his life, his marriage and his presidency. "How can I go on?" First Lady Hillary Clinton asked in 1996, when she was under scrutiny by Starr and the media, two years before the Lewinsky scandal broke. "How can I?" Shadow is an authoritative, unsettling narrative of the modern, beleaguered presidency..

Fiction

L'orgueil de Nathaniel | Sarah Morgan

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Intrépides, brillants, libres, les huit héritiers de l'empire Wolfe sont aussi puissants que richissimes. Ce dont ils ne se doutaient pas, c'est que l'amour se mettrait un jour en travers de leur chemin... Costumière dans un théâtre, Katie a la stupeur, un soir, de voir surgir devant elle le célébrissime acteur Nathaniel Wolfe. Celui-ci, désireux d’échapper aux paparazzis qui le poursuivent, lui demande aussitôt de l’aider à quitter le théâtre, et de l’héberger pour la nuit.Eberluée, mais complètement sous le charme, Katie ne peut qu’accepter. Avec l’étrange impression de faire un rêve, ou d’être passée de l’autre côté de l’écran. Mais le lendemain, de peur qu’elle ne livre des informations sur lui à la presse, Nathaniel exige qu’elle l’accompagne pour quelques jours sur une île privée....

Biography & Autobiography

The Shadow Emperor | Alan Strauss-Schom

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A breakout biography of Louis-Napoleon III, whose controversial achievements have polarized historians. Considered one of the pre-eminent Napoleon Bonaparte experts, Pulitzer Prize-nominated historian Alan Strauss-Schom has turned his sights on another in that dynasty, Napoleon III (Louis-Napoleon) overshadowed for too long by his more romanticized forebear. In the first full biography of Napoleon III by an American historian, Strauss-Schom uses his years of primary source research to explore the major cultural, sociological, economical, financial, international, and militaristic long-lasting effects of France's most polarizing emperor. Louis-Napoleon’s achievements have been mixed and confusing, even to historians. He completely revolutionized the infrastructure of the state and the economy, but at the price of financial scandals of imperial proportions. In an age when “colonialism” was expanding, Louis-Napoleon’s colonial designs were both praised by the emperor’s party and the French military and resisted by the socialists. He expanded the nation’s railways to match those of England; created major new transoceanic steamship lines and a new modern navy; introduced a whole new banking sector supported by seemingly unlimited venture capital, while also empowering powerful new state and private banks; and completely rebuilt the heart of Paris, street by street. Napoleon III wanted to surpass the legacy of his famous uncle, Napoleon I. In The Shadow Emperor, Alan Strauss-Schom sets the record straight on Napoleon III's legacy..

Business & Economics

La mondialisation du capital | François Chesnais

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Depuis sa première édition, en 1994, "La Mondialisation du capital" s’est imposé comme un livre de référence par l’ampleur de l’information présentée et la qualité de la synthèse réalisée. Cette édition de 1997 permet en outre de prendre la mesure des bouleversements apportés depuis la fin des années 80 par la montée en puissance de la logique financière (fonds de pension, marchés financiers...) qui s’impose de plus en plus aux entreprises industrielles et aux États. Cependant ce pouvoir de la finance ne s’est pas forgé tout seul : sa force, tout comme celle du capital industriel et, a contrario, la faiblesse du mouvement ouvrier sont à la fois cause et conséquence des politiques libérales qui ont déréglementé les échanges internationaux de marchandises, de services et de capitaux, qui ont privatisé les services publics et qui s’attaquent à l’État-providence depuis le début des années quatre-vingt. C’est donc à une analyse complète – et détaillée – des circuits économiques de valorisation du capital que nous invite l’auteur. La thèse est forte, et s’inscrit en faux contre ceux qui soutiennent que la mondialisation n’est qu’un avatar mineur dans l’évolution de l’économie de marché..

Social Science

L'art de la niaque | Angela Duckworth

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Comment la passion et de la persévérance forgent les destins et comment la cultiver ? La psychologue Angela Duckworth démontre aux parents, étudiants, enseignants, sportifs et entrepreneurs – aguerris ou néophytes – que le secret d’un succès éclatant ne réside pas dans de quelconques prédispositions mais dans ce qu’elle entend par « pugnacit頻 : la passion alliée à la persévérance. Enseignante-chercheuse de renom, Angela Duckworth évoque ici ses passages successifs par l’enseignement, le conseil aux entreprises et les neurosciences pour étayer son hypothèse que le succès ne s’explique pas par le « génie » mais un dosage unique de passion et d’opiniâtreté. Au fil des pages, elle conduit le lecteur auprès de sportifs, d’artistes, de militaires, de grands hommes d’affaires, d’enseignants qui leur livrent comment ils ont développé leur pugnacité. Dénichant des pépites dans l’histoire de la psychologie, elle suggère quelles leçons tirer des travaux les plus récents sur ceux qui excellent dans leur domaine. Vous apprendrez entre autres : Pourquoi le moindre effort en vue d’atteindre votre objectif compte double. Comment s’acquiert la pugnacité indépendamment du QI ou des circonstances. Comment aider nos enfants à se concentrer durablement sur leurs activités ? Quelle part d’un entraînement optimal implique de la souffrance et quelle part mène à l’extase. Ce qui vaut mieux pour un enfant, d’un soutien inconditionnel ou d’un haut niveau d’exigence. Vous y découvrirez ce qui se passe dans votre esprit quand vous butez contre un obstacle, et que tout part de là – plutôt que du talent ou de la chance. Traduit de l’anglais par Marie Boudewyn.

Corporate governance

The SAGE Handbook of Corporate Governance | Thomas Clarke,Douglas M. Branson

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'The SAGE Handbook of Corporate Governance' offers a critical overview of the key themes, theoretical controversies, current research and emerging concepts that frame the field..

Biography & Autobiography

Vies Dans L’Ombre Avec J. Krishnamurti | Radha Rajagopal Sloss

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Durant sa longue existence, le penseur religieux J. Krishnamurti (1895-1986) a conquis lesprit de millions de gens travers lEurope, lInde, lAustralie et lAmrique du Nord. Disparu en 1986, il reste pour beaucoup une rfrence centrale dans les mouvements de libration spirituelle qui ont fleuri au XXe sicle. Parmi les nombreuses biographies qui lui ont t consacres, celle qua crite Radha Sloss occupe une place tout fait part quelle est sre de conserver compte tenu de lexceptionnelle qualit des souvenirs sur lesquels elle est base : ceux de lauteur, fille adoptive de Krishnamurti, ceux de son pre ensuite, Desikacharya Rajagopal (dit Raja), meilleur ami et plus proche collaborateur de Krishnamurti pendant plus de quarante ans, et ceux de sa mre enfin, Rosalind, lme de leur foyer commun. Quest-ce que ctait que vivre avec Krishnamurti, et non pas seulement assister ses confrences ou participer des causeries avec lui, mais galement partager sa vie de tous les jours, jouer avec lui et faire lexprience de son inpuisable gentillesse avec les enfants et les animaux, contempler un ciel toil en sa compagnie. Lcouter voquer sa propre enfance en Inde et la figure vnre de sa mre trop tt disparue. Faire grce lui la connaissance de personnages aussi intressants quAldous Huxley... Ecouter encore, de la bouche des autres adultes de son entourage, ces histoires extraordinaires : la cration de la Socit Thosophique, la slection de Krishnamurti lge de 15 ans par les Thosophes C.W. Leadbeater et Annie Besant pour servir de vhicule (moyen dincarnation) Lord Maitreya, laccession de Krishnamurti une indpendance spirituelle iconoclaste une vingtaine dannes plus tard. Avec talent, lauteur nous raconte aussi, et cest la partie dramatique de son livre-tmoignage, comment, aprs avoir form une vritable famille admire pour son harmonie, Krishnamurti et ses parents ont t amens divorcer. Comment des idaux de fraternit humaine, de renoncement la violence contre toute crature, de libration de la peur, de lambition et de la culpabilit, comment des idaux dune telle lvation ont-ils pu dgnrer en une telle discorde ? Vies dans lOmbre avec J. Krishnamurti est la fois une biographie non autorise du philosophe religieux, une autobiographie o lauteur revit avec nous sa merveilleuse enfance auprs de celui-ci et un rquisitoire affectueux mais sans concession contre le Krishnamurti des annes 1960-80. Un document unique sur un guide spirituel de premier plan et un tmoignage profondment mouvant..

Civilization

Esquisse d'un tableau historique des progrès de l'esprit humain | Jean-Antoine-Nicolas de Caritat Condorcet, Jean A Condorcet,Jean-Antoine-Nicolas de Caritat marquis de Condorcet

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Juvenile Fiction

Le Passage | Louis Sachar

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Attention à la morsure mortelle du lézard à tâches jaunes! Stanley Yelnats a hérité de la terrible malédiction familiale qui se transmet depuis l'horrible-abominable-vaurien-d'arrière-arrière-grand-père-voleur-de-cochon. Toujours au mauvais endroit, au mauvais moment. Accusé — injustement — de vol, Stanley est envoyé au Camp du Lac vert, un camp de redressement perdu dans le désert du Texas. Ici, la vie est un enfer pour les mauvais garçons comme lui, X-Ray, Calamar, Zéro et tous les autres. Pourquoi faut-il creuser des trous, toute la journée sous un soleil brûlant?.

Religion

Living between Science and Belief | Charles Villa-Vicencio

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Most thoughtful people live in an interregnum between science and religion. Traditional religious answers concerning the beginning, purpose, and end of life are questioned by the natural sciences, with neuroscience conceivably constituting the last frontier where skeptics and believers explore common ground. The question concerns the nature of reflective and creative moments in life. Can these be reduced to the intersect between the nerve cells and molecules of the physical brain? Does this account for the human sense of mystery, or even spirituality? Is there a nexus between the physical and unknown dimensions of existence? The mutation in the history of theism suggests that progressive theology in the West may be set for further change..

History

Slaughterhouse | Dominic A. Pacyga

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From the minute it opened—on Christmas Day in 1865—it was Chicago’s must-see tourist attraction, drawing more than half a million visitors each year. Families, visiting dignitaries, even school groups all made trips to the South Side to tour the Union Stock Yard. There they got a firsthand look at the city’s industrial prowess as they witnessed cattle, hogs, and sheep disassembled with breathtaking efficiency. At their height, the kill floors employed 50,000 workers and processed six hundred animals an hour, an astonishing spectacle of industrialized death. Slaughterhouse tells the story of the Union Stock Yard, chronicling the rise and fall of an industrial district that, for better or worse, served as the public face of Chicago for decades. Dominic A. Pacyga is a guide like no other—he grew up in the shadow of the stockyards, spent summers in their hog house and cattle yards, and maintains a long-standing connection with the working-class neighborhoods around them. Pacyga takes readers through the packinghouses as only an insider can, covering the rough and toxic life inside the plants and their lasting effects on the world outside. He shows how the yards shaped the surrounding neighborhoods and controlled the livelihoods of thousands of families. He looks at the Union Stock Yard’s political and economic power and its sometimes volatile role in the city’s race and labor relations. And he traces its decades of mechanized innovations, which introduced millions of consumers across the country to an industrialized food system. Once the pride and signature stench of a city, the neighborhood is now home to Chicago’s most successful green agriculture companies. Slaughterhouse is the engrossing story of the creation and transformation of one of the most important—and deadliest—square miles in American history..

Young Adult Fiction

Terrier | Tamora Pierce

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BEKA COOPER IS a rookie with the Provost's Guard, and she's been assigned to the Lower City. It's a tough beat, but Beka can hear the voices of the dead on the wings of pigeons, and Beka's birds clue her in to two major murderers on the loose. The rest of the Guard is busy investigating the fire opal killer, so it's up to Beka to nab the Shadow Snake.Tamora Pierce begins a new Tortall trilogy introducing Beka Cooper, a young woman who lived 200 years before Pierce's popular Alanna character. Pierce employs first-person narration, bringing readers even closer to a character that they will love for her unusual talents and tough personality..