Download or read In the Shadow of the Rising Sun PDF, written by William S. Dietrich and published by Penn State Press. This book was released on 2008-01 with total page 360 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Why is the United States unable to compete effectively with Japan? What explains the inability of American political leaders to devise an industrial policy capable of focusing the energies of American business on the task of meeting the Japanese challenge? How can America emerge from the shadow of the Rising Sun? This book addresses these questions and proposes a controversial decision. To get at the political roots of American economic decline, businessman-scholar William Dietrich puts the disciplined thinking of political philosophy, comparative politics, and international political economy to effective use in analyzing the source and nature of American institutional weakness. Unlike many who have written on U.S.-Japanese relations, Dietrich does not seek a solution a particular new policy or institutional innovation, such as an American counterpart to Japan's MITI. Rather, he emphasizes the systemic nature of America's problems. The failures of management, finance, and politics are interlocking and reinforcing, he shows, and thus a change in the others that spell doom for any partial approach. Most fundamental, however, are the political weaknesses of the system. It is in the basic political inheritance of America, reflected in the very design of the Constitution and the long dominance of Jeffersonian individualism over Hamiltonian statism, that we must locate the roots of American impotence in the face of Japan's challenge. As the problem is systemic, so must the solution be equally wide-ranging. Nothing short of &"fundamental institutional reform,&" Dietrich argues, will succeed in reversing America's downward course. Boasts about the victory of free-market capitalism in the wake of the collapse of the Communist state-directed system are premature and distract attention form the necessary recognition that it is the Japanese combination of the free market with a strong central state and a highly skilled professional bureaucracy that has really proved triumphant in our modern age of advanced technology. Only if we fully understand the reasons for Japanese success and American decline can we begin the arduous but crucial task of reconstructing the American polity to give it the power required to formulate and implement a national industrial policy that can regain for the United States its preeminent place among the world's industrial powers. The alternative, Dietrich describes in a chilling scenario, is a &"Pax Nipponica&" that will find America playing second fiddle to Japan with economic, cultural, and political consequences that will make Britain's eclipse by the United States earlier in this century seem mild by comparison.
Download or read Investigating Light and Shadow With Young Children Ages 3 8 PDF, written by Beth Dykstra Van Meeteren and published by Teachers College Press. This book was released on with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Children are intrigued by switches that power a light source and by items that reflect light and sparkle, and they take notice of personal shadows cast on the playground. Many fields in STEM draw upon understanding of light and shadow, such as astronomy, biology, engineering, architecture, and more. This second volume in the STEM for Our Youngest Learners Series shows teachers how to engage children (ages 3–8) with light and shadow in a playful way, building an early foundation for the later, more complex study of this phenomena and possibly piquing the curiosity of children that will ultimately lead to professions within the field of STEM. The text offers guidance for integrating literacy learning and investigations and for building partnerships with administrators. Each volume in this new series includes vignettes showing educators and children engaging in inquiry learning, guidance for selecting materials and arranging the learning environment, modifications and accommodations for diverse learners, establishing adult learning communities to support professional development, and more.
Download or read Growing Up in Hitler s Shadow PDF, written by Kimberly Ann Redding and published by Greenwood Publishing Group. This book was released on 2004 with total page 193 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Examines the impact of Nazism and World War II on a crucial generation of young Germans through oral and archival sources.
Download or read SEALs of Shadow Force Spy Division Books 1 3 Three Thrilling SEAL Novels of Romantic Suspense PDF, written by Misty Evans and published by Beach Path Publishing, LLC.. This book was released on with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Five-star romantic suspense from USA Today bestselling author Misty Evans ★★★★★ “…totally hot!” ~ Margaret, Goodreads reviewer The SEALs of Shadow Force have added spies to their ranks! Meet the men and women that make up the Spy Division and go undercover with them on dangerous international missions full of espionage and intrigue. Under the supervision of Beatrice Reese, the former SEALs, spies, and tech experts risk their lives every day against terrorists, crime lords, and serial killers. Along the way, they fight to protect the ones they love and gain their happily-ever-afters. This special collection includes the fast paced, action-packed romantic suspense novels, Man Hunt, Man Killer, & Man Down – filled with sexy males, strong heroines, and sizzling romance. This collection will keep you reading late into the night, enthralled from beginning to end!
Download or read Essays on Economic Psychology PDF, written by Hermann Brandstätter and published by Springer Science & Business Media. This book was released on 2012-12-06 with total page 291 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Economic behavior is explored from a psychological perspective by both, prominent economic psychologists with a long tradition in studying economic problems as well as economists who are open and interested in the psychological aspects of economic behavior. The contributions discuss the prospects and difficulties of this dialogue between psychology and economics and survey some important areas of research where such an interdisciplinary approach has proved to be successful. The text can also be used to introduce psychology to economists in order to give them an idea how to analyze economic problems from a psychological perspective. It also indicates many urgent and exciting research topics awaiting eager scholars to carry on the dialogue.
Download or read Shadow Banking in China PDF, written by Shen Wei and published by Edward Elgar Publishing. This book was released on 2016-07-27 with total page 480 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This timely book investigates the dynamic causes, key forms, potential risks and changing regulation of shadow banking in China. Topics discussed include P2P lending, wealth management products, local government debts, and the underground lending market. Taking policy considerations into account, the author provides a comprehensive analysis of the regulatory instruments tackling the systemic risks in relation to China's shadow banking sector. Central bank's role, interest rate formation mechanism, exchange rate reform and further deepening reform of the regulatory regime and financial markets are also thoroughly discussed in the context of China's continuing financial reform.
Download or read In the Dragon s Shadow PDF, written by Sebastian Strangio and published by Yale University Press. This book was released on 2020-09-22 with total page 352 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A timely look at the impact of China’s booming emergence on the countries of Southeast Asia Today, Southeast Asia stands uniquely exposed to the waxing power of the new China. Three of its nations border China and five are directly impacted by its claims over the South China Sea. All dwell in the lengthening shadow of its influence: economic, political, military, and cultural. As China seeks to restore its former status as Asia’s preeminent power, the countries of Southeast Asia face an increasingly stark choice: flourish within Beijing’s orbit or languish outside of it. Meanwhile, as rival powers including the United States take concerted action to curb Chinese ambitions, the region has emerged as an arena of heated strategic competition. Drawing on more than a decade of on-the-ground experience, Sebastian Strangio explores the impacts of China’s rise on Southeast Asia, the varied ways in which the countries of the region are responding, and what it might mean for the future balance of power in the Indo-Pacific.
Download or read Amitav Ghosh s The Shadow Lines PDF, written by Arvind Chowdhary and published by Atlantic Publishers & Dist. This book was released on 2002 with total page 225 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Shadow Lines Is A Highly Innovative, Complex And Celebrated Novel Of Amitav Ghosh. Published In 1988, It Received The Prestigious Sahitya Academy Award In The Following Year. Not Only Literary Critics But Also Some Noted Litterateurs Have Acclaimed It For What It Has Been Able To Achieve As A Work Of Art. Its Focus Is A Fact Of History, The Post-Partition Scenario Of Violence; But Its Overall Form Is A Subtle Interweaving Of Fact, Fiction And Reminiscence.It Is A Novel In Which Amitav Ghosh Has Been Able To Realise His Artistic Conception Through An Art Form, Which Is Cohesive. However, It Remains Somewhat Inaccessible To Some Readers; They Are, Particularly, Mystified By Its Non-Linear Mode. This Volume Of Critical Essays On The Shadow Lines Is Being Presented In The Hope That It Will Enable The Reader To Gain An Insight Into The Meaning And Structure Of The Novel. In The First Part Of The Book, The Contributors Bring Out The Various Aspects/Elements Of The Novel. The Second Part Has Essays, Which Look At The Novel From Some Current Critical Perspectives Feminist, Post-Colonial And Historicist But The Emphasis Of These Essays Is Upon Practice And Not Theory. The Idea Is That The Reader Learns About A Specific Approach By Seeing It Applied To The The Shadow Lines. The Third Part Has A Single But Significant Essay The Shadow Lines In Context Which Relates The Novel To Ghosh S Other Works, Both Fiction And Non-Fiction. Though The Book Is Primarily Addressed To The Student, It Is Hoped That It Will Interest The Common Discernible Reader As Well.
Download or read In Idi Amin s Shadow PDF, written by Alicia C. Decker and published by Ohio University Press. This book was released on 2014-11-15 with total page 256 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In Idi Amin’s Shadow is a rich social history examining Ugandan women’s complex and sometimes paradoxical relationship to Amin’s military state. Based on more than one hundred interviews with women who survived the regime, as well as a wide range of primary sources, this book reveals how the violence of Amin’s militarism resulted in both opportunities and challenges for women. Some assumed positions of political power or became successful entrepreneurs, while others endured sexual assault or experienced the trauma of watching their brothers, husbands, or sons “disappeared” by the state’s security forces. In Idi Amin’s Shadow considers the crucial ways that gender informed and was informed by the ideology and practice of militarism in this period. By exploring this relationship, Alicia C. Decker offers a nuanced interpretation of Amin’s Uganda and the lives of the women who experienced and survived its violence. Each chapter begins with the story of one woman whose experience illuminates some larger theme of the book. In this way, it becomes clear that the politics of military rule were highly relevant to women and gender relations, just as the politics of gender were central to militarism. By drawing upon critical security studies, feminist studies, and violence studies, Decker demonstrates that Amin’s dictatorship was far more complex and his rule much more strategic than most observers have ever imagined.
Download or read In the Hegemon s Shadow PDF, written by Evan Braden Montgomery and published by Cornell University Press. This book was released on 2016-04-22 with total page 216 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The relationship between established powers and emerging powers is one of the most important topics in world politics. Nevertheless, few studies have investigated how the leading state in the international system responds to rising powers in peripheral regions—actors that are not yet and might never become great powers but that are still increasing their strength, extending their influence, and trying to reorder their corner of the world. In the Hegemon's Shadow fills this gap. Evan Braden Montgomery draws on different strands of realist theory to develop a novel framework that explains why leading states have accommodated some rising regional powers but opposed others. Montgomery examines the interaction between two factors: the type of local order that a leading state prefers and the type of local power shift that appears to be taking place. The first captures a leading state's main interest in a peripheral region and serves as the baseline for its evaluation of any changes in the status quo. Would the leading state like to see a balance of power rather than a preponderance of power, does it favor primacy over parity instead, or is it impartial between these alternatives? The second indicates how a local power shift is likely to unfold. In particular, which regional order is an emerging power trying to create and does a leading state expect it to succeed? Montgomery tests his arguments by analyzing Great Britain’s efforts to manage the rise of Egypt, the Confederacy, and Japan during the nineteenth century and the United States’ efforts to manage the emergence of India and Iraq during the twentieth century.
Download or read Growing in the Shadow of an Empire PDF, written by Giuseppe De Luca and published by FrancoAngeli. This book was released on 2012 with total page 445 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Download or read Shadow Archives PDF, written by Jean-Christophe Cloutier and published by Columbia University Press. This book was released on 2019-09-03 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Recasting the history of African American literature, Shadow Archives brings to life a slew of newly discovered texts—including Claude McKay’s Amiable with Big Teeth—to tell the stories of black special collections and their struggle for institutional recognition. Jean-Christophe Cloutier offers revelatory readings of major African American writers, including McKay, Richard Wright, Ann Petry, and Ralph Ellison, and provides a nuanced view of how archival methodology, access, and the power dynamics of acquisitions shape literary history. Shadow Archives argues that the notion of the archive is crucial to our understanding of postwar African American literary history. Cloutier combines his own experiences as a researcher and archivist with a theoretically rich account of the archive to offer a pioneering study of the importance of African American authors’ archival practices and how these shaped their writing. Given the lack of institutions dedicated to the black experience, the novel became an alternative site of historical preservation, a means to ensure both individual legacy and group survival. Such archivism manifests in the work of these authors through evolving lifecycles where documents undergo repurposing, revision, insertion, falsification, transformation, and fictionalization, sometimes across decades. An innovative interdisciplinary consideration of literary papers, Shadow Archives proposes new ways for literary scholars to engage with the archive.
Download or read Identity in the Shadow of a Giant PDF, written by Gartner, Scott and published by Policy Press. This book was released on 2021-07-08 with total page 208 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Co-authored by four high-profile International Relations scholars, this book investigates the implications of the global ascent of China on cross-Strait relations and the identity of Taiwan as a democratic state. Examining an array of factors that affect identity formation, the authors consider the influence of the rapid military and economic rise of China on Taiwan’s identity. Their assessment offers valuable insights into which policies have the best chance of resulting in peaceful relations and prosperity across the Taiwan Strait and builds a new theory of identity at elite and mass levels. It also possesses implications for the United States-led world order and today’s most critical great power competition.
Download or read The Encyclopedia of Public Choice PDF, written by Charles Rowley and published by Springer Science & Business Media. This book was released on 2004-07-06 with total page 1105 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Encyclopedia provides a detailed and comprehensive account of the subject known as public choice. However, the title would not convey suf- ciently the breadth of the Encyclopedia’s contents which can be summarized better as the fruitful interchange of economics, political science and moral philosophy on the basis of an image of man as a purposive and responsible actor who pursues his own objectives as efficiently as possible. This fruitful interchange between the fields outlined above existed during the late eighteenth century during the brief period of the Scottish Enlightenment when such great scholars as David Hume, Adam Ferguson and Adam Smith contributed to all these fields, and more. However, as intell- tual specialization gradually replaced broad-based scholarship from the m- nineteenth century onwards, it became increasingly rare to find a scholar making major contributions to more than one. Once Alfred Marshall defined economics in neoclassical terms, as a n- row positive discipline, the link between economics, political science and moral philosophy was all but severed and economists redefined their role into that of ‘the humble dentist’ providing technical economic information as inputs to improve the performance of impartial, benevolent and omniscient governments in their attempts to promote the public interest. This indeed was the dominant view within an economics profession that had become besotted by the economics of John Maynard Keynes and Paul Samuelson immediately following the end of the Second World War.
Download or read From the Shadow of Empire PDF, written by Olga Maiorova and published by Univ of Wisconsin Press. This book was released on 2010-08-17 with total page 277 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: As nationalism spread across nineteenth-century Europe, Russia’s national identity remained murky: there was no clear distinction between the Russian nation and the expanding multiethnic empire that called itself “Russian.” When Tsar Alexander II’s Great Reforms (1855–1870s) allowed some freedom for public debate, Russian nationalist intellectuals embarked on a major project—which they undertook in daily press, popular historiography, and works of fiction—of finding the Russian nation within the empire and rendering the empire in nationalistic terms. From the Shadow of Empire traces how these nationalist writers refashioned key historical myths—the legend of the nation’s spiritual birth, the tale of the founding of Russia, stories of Cossack independence—to portray the Russian people as the ruling nationality, whose character would define the empire. In an effort to press the government to alter its traditional imperial policies, writers from across the political spectrum made the cult of military victories into the dominant form of national myth-making: in the absence of popular political participation, wars allowed for the people’s involvement in public affairs and conjured an image of unity between ruler and nation. With their increasing reliance on the war metaphor, Reform-era thinkers prepared the ground for the brutal Russification policies of the late nineteenth century and contributed to the aggressive character of twentieth-century Russian nationalism.
Download or read Shadowman 2018 Vol 2 Dead and Gone TPB PDF, written by Andy Diggle and published by Valiant Entertainment. This book was released on 2018-10-24 with total page 112 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A legend-fueled odyssey into eons past! For years, Jack Boniface believed that he knew the true story of the Shadowman loa ? the true story of the curse inside him. He was wrong. For the first time, Jack Boniface is about to discover the long-hidden history of the supernatural power that became his birthright? Unmoored in time and space, the loa is about to reveal its untold dimensions?and now, the last defender of the wall between our realm and the Deadside is falling backwards through the astral void, finding himself face to face with his forebears across the centuries ? from the paranoia-addled alleyways of 1940s New York to the fire-scorched plantations of the Civil War?all the way back to the primeval height of the African savannah in 40,000 B.C.!
Download or read Corporate Groups and Shadow Business Practices PDF, written by Linn Anker-Sørensen and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2022-04-30 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The uniqueness of this book is its conceptualization of a corporate group as a system of interaction, comprised of nodes, links and internal governance tools. This framework can be used to understand what constitutes a group, based on affiliation-linkages. By increasing our perception of group-structuring we can assess the extent to which existing laws address all variables. If the law does not consider certain variables to be used for identifying groups, a case of shadow business may be identified. Group-transparency is a recurring topic on the regulatory agenda. In this book, three legal domains are analysed questioning whether specific amendments have led to increased group-transparency: the control-definition for consolidated accounts, shareholder-transparency in company law, and major holding disclosure in listed companies. This book identifies deficiencies of the law in obtaining its regulatory objective of group-transparency, and proposes an interpretative solution based on Systems Thinking.