The Facts on File Encyclopedia of Word and Phrase Origins by Robert Hendrickson

By Robert Hendrickson

As a author, I fall into the pits of cliches and over used words that now not many folks comprehend. now and then humans will pop out with whatever that sounds particularly outdated yet makes no sense.

Encyclopedia is key to any English and be aware fanatic in addition to author. this can be like an additional dictionary, in basic terms extra extensive. the fee is fantastic and the phrases within are fascinating. figuring out the starting place of phrases and words will enlighten you to why it really is used, how it is used, and the way it is replaced through the years. Very attention-grabbing, deeply distinctive, and essential!

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Public Sector Integrity: A Framework for Assessment by Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development

By Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development

Electorate call for proof of governments' efforts and achievements in struggling with corruption and selling integrity. yet assessing the effectiveness of governments' measures poses particular demanding situations, particularly the definition of a radical and goal method. The political sensitivity and hidden nature of corruption make this job quite tricky. This evaluation Framework presents coverage makers and executives with a pioneering roadmap to layout and organise sound exams in particular public organizations and sectors. It comprises useful checklists, decision-making instruments and strategies for methodologies in line with strong practices. At a time whilst governments are more and more required to evaluate pro-integrity and corruption prevention measures, this document offers a different stock of equipment and suggestions used all over the world for crafting well-designed exams. chosen case experiences provide extra information on contemporary tests within the particular state contexts of Australia, Finland, France and Korea. additional examining : comparing Public Participation in coverage Making

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World Development Report 2011: Conflict, Security, and by World Bank

By World Bank

With greater than 1.5 billion humans residing in international locations suffering from clash, the area improvement file 2011 (WDR) seems into the altering nature of violence within the twenty first century. Interstate and civil wars characterised violent clash within the final century; extra mentioned this day is violence associated with neighborhood disputes, political repression, and arranged crime. The document underlines the destructive effect of power clash on a country’s or a region’s improvement customers, and notes that no low source of revenue, conflict-affected country has but completed a unmarried Millennium improvement objective. the chance of significant violence is maximum whilst excessive degrees of tension mix with vulnerable and illegitimate nationwide associations. Societies are susceptible while their associations are not able to guard voters from abuse, or to supply equitable entry to justice and to fiscal chance. those vulnerabilities are exacerbated in international locations with excessive adolescence unemployment, starting to be source of revenue inequality, and perceptible injustice. Externally pushed occasions reminiscent of infiltration through international fighters, the presence of trafficking networks, or financial shocks upload to the stresses which could galvanize violence. The WDR 2011 attracts at the studies of nations that experience effectively controlled to transition clear of repetitive violence, pointing to a selected have to prioritize activities that construct self assurance among states and voters, and enhance associations which may offer defense, justice, and jobs. govt skill is significant, yet technical competence by myself is inadequate: associations and courses needs to be liable to their voters in the event that they are to procure legitimacy. Impunity, corruption, and human rights abuses undermine self assurance among states and electorate and raise the hazards of violence. construction resilient associations happens in a number of transitions over a iteration, and doesn't suggest converging on western institutional versions. The WDR 2011 attracts jointly classes from nationwide reformers escaping from repetitive cycles of violence. It advocates a better concentrate on non-stop preventive motion, balancing a occasionally over the top focus on post-conflict reconstruction. The record relies on new examine, case reviews, and large consultations with leaders and different actors in the course of the international. It proposes a toolkit of techniques for addressing violence that may be tailored to neighborhood contexts, besides as new instructions for foreign coverage meant to enhance help for nationwide reformers and to take on stresses that emanate from international or neighborhood tendencies past anyone country’s keep watch over.

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IT Financial Management by Maxime Sottini

By Maxime Sottini

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Encyclopedia of Government and Politics, Volume 1 (Routledge by Mary Hawkesworth, Maurice Kogan

By Mary Hawkesworth, Maurice Kogan

This encyclopedia is the fabricated from over 3 years of negotiation, planning,
persuasion and, in a couple of circumstances, coercion. we're thankful to all of our colleague
contributors who've labored so good to supply an outstandingly interesting
and uncommon account of the most issues and topics which represent the
study of politics and government.
We either owe bills to our domestic associations. The Dean of the varsity of Arts
and Sciences, the Dean of the Graduate institution, and the President’s Research
Initiative of the college of Louisville supplied Mary Hawkesworth with
both ethical and fabric aid, and in addition agreed to her absence on sabbatical
leave at Brunel collage at a serious time within the modifying of the encyclopedia.
The division of presidency at Brunel college supplied a supportive
and handy base from which the 2 editors have been in a position to collaborate during
this time.
We owe specific due to our commissioning editor, Jonathan cost, who
pressed us ahead with scholarly and mild encouragement. Our spouses, Ulla
Kogan and Philip Alperson, are used to either one of our operating methods yet deserve
our gratitude all of the related. The organizing talents of Sally Harris, who has obvious so
many books to the clicking from the dep. of presidency at Brunel
University, stay a resource of ask yourself to all who see her at paintings.

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The New Oxford Book of Literary Anecdotes (Oxford Books of by John Gross

By John Gross

The dictionary defines an anecdote as "a brief account of an interesting or attention-grabbing incident," and the anecdotes during this assortment greater than dwell as much as that description. a lot of them provide revealing insights into writers' personalities, their frailties and insecurities. a few of the anecdotes are humorous, usually explosively so, whereas others are touching, sinister, or downright bizarre. They exhibit writers within the English-speaking global from Chaucer to the current appearing either unpredictably, and deeply in personality. the diversity is huge -- it is a booklet that unearths room for anecdotes approximately Milton and Margaret Atwood, George Eliot and Salman Rushdie, Chinua Achebe and Bob Dylan, Harriet Beecher Stowe and Wittgenstein. The authors of the anecdotes are both different, from the diarists John Aubrey, John Evelyn and James Boswell to fellow writers similar to W. H. Auden, Harriet Martineau, Walter Scott, Evelyn Waugh, and Vanessa Bell. it's also a publication within which you will discover out which nice historian's face was fallacious for a baby's backside, which movie megastar left a haunting account of Virginia Woolf no longer lengthy earlier than her loss of life, and what Agatha Christie fairly considered Hercule Poirot. the hot Oxford booklet of Literary Anecdotes is a e-book not only for fans of literature, yet for a person with a flavor for the curiosities of human nature.

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