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Courtrooms and Classrooms

"Scott Gelber reminds us that the American system of higher education, which took the world by storm in the 20th century, came from humble roots in the previous century, when a college was like the neighborhood schoolhouse and courts were willing to guarantee students access to what was considered merely a public utility." "Scott Gelber’s new book provides a fresh analysis to confirm that history does matter when it comes to understa...

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America Abroad: The United States' Global Role in the 21st Century

The authors support and defend the grand strategy of “deep engagement” of the United States with the world in military, economic and political matters. Accordingly, the United States is said to be ‘pursuing the three overlapping objectives that define its grand strategy: managing the external environment to reduce near- and long-term threats to US national security; promoting a liberal economic order to expand the global economy and ...

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The Forge and the Funeral: The Smith in Kapsiki/Higi Culture

Throughout Africa one craft among many stands out: that of the blacksmith. In many African cultures, smiths occupy a significant position, not just as artisans engaging in a difficult craft but also as special people. Often they perform other crafts, as well, and make up a somewhat separate group inside society. The Forge and the Funeral describes the position of the smith in the culture of the Kapsiki/Higi of northern Cameroon and n...

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Cybercrime: Criminal Threats from Cyberspace

"Brenner (law and technology, Univ. of Dayton School of Law) has written an exceptionally clear, well-organized account of the expansion of cybercrime from the playful hackers and 'phone phreaks' of the mainframe era to today's sophisticated cross-national criminal operations. . . . Recommended. All readers."

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Coercing Compliance

"This is an important and valuable book that will make a major contribution to debates and theorising about the use of brute force by states. Its wide range of case studies comprising both transnational and internal uses of force, and its focus on the broader measures of force effectiveness―such as legitimacy, long term stability, and human and international security―make it a compelling and novel contribution. It is well-argued and ...

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Meaning in the Media: Discourse, Controversy and Debate

'Brilliant, highly readable, sophisticated, and illustrated with a wealth of well-chosen examples, Meaning in the Media offers a major new analysis of disputes about meaning in public life, and of the linguistic, legal and social factors that affect their resolution. Essential reading not only for linguists, media scholars and specialists in language and the law, but for anyone who has ever been involved in a debate about defamation,...

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The Class: Living and Learning in the Digital Age

“In a richly textured account, The Class unpacks many of the grand claims made in public discourse about the perceived impact—positive and negative—of new media technologies on young people’s lives and future prospects. Intellectually engaging, lucidly written, and emotionally engrossing, The Class is required reading for policy makers, parents, and teachers alike."-Kirsten Drotner,co-editor of Informal Learning and Digital Media

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Truman, Congress, and Korea

"This solid political history provides a compelling, detailed narrative of Congress and the Korean War, to a much greater extent than anything that has been published to date. Its primary strength is its ability to tap into two understudied areas: congressional history and legislative-executive relations regarding the Korean War." "This historical analysis sheds new light on the political happenings of the war and posits several new ...

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Assessing the Validity of the Qualistar Early Learning Quality Rating and Improvement System as a Tool for Improving Child-Care

Assessing the Validity of the Qualistar Early Learning Quality Rating and Improvement System as a Tool for Improving Child-Care As a result of the generally low quality of child care in the United States, quality rating and improvement systems (QRISs) are proliferating in the child-care arena. This study examines the QRIS developed by Qualistar Early Learning, a nonprofit organization based in Colorado, evaluating how reliable the sy...