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Sanctuary City: A Suspended State

This book traces the ancient concept of sanctuary. It examines how the contemporary sanctuary city movement contributes to a hostile asylum regime by holding asylum seekers in a suspended state where rights are indefinitely deferred. At the same time, it explores myriad subversive practices challenging this waiting state.

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Goldfinger (James Bond)

Auric Goldfinger is the richest man in England—though his wealth can’t be found in banks. He’s been hoarding vast stockpiles of his namesake metal, and it’s attracted the suspicion of 007’s superiors at MI6. Sent to investigate, Bond uncovers an ingenious gold-smuggling scheme, as well as Goldfinger’s most daring caper yet: Operation Grand Slam, a gold heist so audacious it could bring down the world economy and put the fate of the W...

Keeping the Promise of Social Security in Latin America (Latin American Development Forum)
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Keeping the Promise of Social Security in Latin America

"Although it maintains the fundamental principles of Averting the Old Age Crisis, published by the World Bank in 1994, Keeping the Promise takes a fresh look at the outcome of structural pension reforms implemented in 12 Latin American countries during the 1990s, and proposes new, sometimes bold policies. This is an important and controversial book that must be read by experts on pensions, social security, and Latin America." (Carmel...

Living with Debt: How to Limit the Risks of Sovereign Finance (David Rockefeller Inter-American Development Bank)
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Living with Debt: How to Limit the Risks of Sovereign Financ

Living with Debt focuses on how to manage sovereign debt safely and effectively. The report traces the history of sovereign borrowing in Latin America, releases a new data set on public debt, and analyzes the evolution of debt, highlighting the recent trend toward higher levels of domestic debt and lower external borrowing. The report also includes a detailed study of the costs of sovereign defaults such as those that have affected s...

Moralkommunikation der Macht: Politische Konstruktion sozialer Kohäsion im Wohlfahrtsstaat
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Moralkommunikation der Macht

Von der Antike bis in die Gegenwart werden sozial-moralische Qualitäten als politisches Problem verhandelt, auf das entweder mit dem Erfordernis guter Intentionen geantwortet wird, oder aber mit dem Vertrauen auf stabile Institutionen. Dieser Unterschied bestimmt die wohlfahrtsstaatlichen Entwicklungen in Deutschland, Frankreich und den USA und lässt sich in fünf Fallstudien nachvollziehen: In Ludwig Erhards Konzept der "Formierten G...

Embodied Spirituality in a Sacred World
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Embodied Spirituality in a Sacred World

"Michael Washburn's ability to integrate the central findings of psychoanalytic, Jungian, and transpersonal psychology has enabled him to work out a comprehensive and convincing account of spiritual development. Embodied Spirituality in a Sacred World, his magnum opus, is an impressive overview of how the spirit expresses itself at every stage of the life cycle and in all the areas of experiencing that make us human."

Manual for the Measurement of Juvenile Justice Indicators (United Nations Publication)
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Manual for the Measurement of Juvenile Justice Indicators

UNICEF and UNODC have developed a set of fifteen indicators of core importance to juvenile justice, in consultation with NGOs and individual experts. The fifteen indicators have been refined through field-testing in a number of countries and are endorsed by the Interagency Juvenile Justice Panel. This manual explains how to use the indicators in practice.

International Studies: Interdisciplinary Approaches
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International Studies: Interdisciplinary Approaches

Presenting International Studies as a wide, plural and inherently interdisciplinary field of research, this book shows its links with philosophy, peace research, history, geography, globalization studies, international political economy, political psychology, sociology and social theory, linguistics, strategic or war studies and anthropology.

Debunking Economics: The Naked Emperor of the Social Sciences
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Debunking Economics: The Naked Emperor of the Social Sciences

What is the score card for economics at the start of the new millennium? While there are many different schools of economic thought, it is the neo-classical school, with its alleged understanding and simplistic advocacy of the market, that has become equated in the public mind with economics. This book shows that virtually every aspect of conventional neo-classical economics' thinking is intellectually unsound. Steve Keen draws on an...

The Mishnah in Contemporary Perspective: Part Two (Handbook of Oriental Studies Handbuch Der Orientalistik) (Pt. 2)
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The Mishnah in Contemporary Perspective: Part Two

This second volume of a two-part project on the Mishnah displays a broad selection of approaches to the study of the Mishnah in the contemporary academy. The work derives from Israel, North America, and Europe and shows the intellectual vitality of scholarship in all three centers of learning. What these articles show in diverse ways is that the Mishnah forms a critical focus of the study of Judaism. The authors of these studies repr...