Pakistan's Political Labyrinths: Military, society and terror

This e-book explores Pakistan from diversified vantage issues. It examines numerous occasions in modern Pakistan via a complete research of id and tool politics; media landscapes; army recruitment; position of madrassahs; terrorism and militancy; civil battle in addition to outlines destiny trajectories. It stories topics corresponding to Pakistan’s dating with India, the legacy of Jinnah, gender and fundamentalism, urbanisation, unrest that experience plagued the northern parts. It extra appears on the country after the seize of Osama bin encumbered and the altering nature of its relation with the USA in its aftermath.

Including contributions from specialists within the box and policy-makers the world over, this quantity will curiosity students and researchers on Pakistan reports, politics, and diplomacy. it is going to additionally entice executive imagine tanks and the final reader.

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Making Social Science Matter: Why Social Inquiry Fails and How it Can Succeed Again

By Bent Flyvbjerg

Making Social technological know-how topic provides a thrilling new method of social technology, together with theoretical argument, methodological directions, and examples of useful program. Why has social technological know-how failed in makes an attempt to emulate typical technological know-how and bring common idea? Bent Flyvbjerg argues that the energy of social technology is in its wealthy, reflexive research of values and gear, necessary to the social and financial improvement of any society. Richly trained, powerfully argued, and obviously written, this publication offers crucial interpreting for all these within the social and behavioral sciences.

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Biomedical Platforms: Realigning the Normal and the Pathological in Late-Twentieth-Century Medicine (Inside Technology)

By Peter Keating

Since the top of worldwide warfare II, biology and drugs have merged in remarkably efficient methods. during this publication Peter Keating and Alberto Cambrosio study the transformation of medication into biomedicine and its outcomes, starting from the recasting of clinic structure to the redefinition of the human physique, illness, and healing practices. to explain this new alignment among the conventional and the pathological, the authors introduce the inspiration of the biomedical platform. outlined as a selected configuration of tools, contributors, and courses, biomedical structures generate exercises, entities, and actions, held jointly through typical reagents and protocols. organic entities similar to telephone floor markers, oncogenes, and DNA profiles now exist as either basic organic elements of the organism and as pathological indicators -- that's, as biomedical ingredients. The suggestion of a biomedical platform permits researchers attracted to the advance of latest medication to explain occasions and strategies ignored through different approaches.The authors specialize in a particular biomedical platform referred to as immunophenotyping. They describe its emergence as an experimental method with roots in biology (immunology) and pathology (oncology). They recount how this experimental approach was once reworked right into a biomedical platform at first for the prognosis of leukemia and to that end for different ailments equivalent to AIDS. via this situation learn, they express biomedical platform is the bench upon which conventions about the organic or basic are attached with conventions about the scientific or pathological. They become aware of that new systems are frequently aligned with present ones and built-in into an increasing set of clinical-biological strategies.

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Agent_Zero: Toward Neurocognitive Foundations for Generative Social Science (Princeton Studies in Complexity)

By Joshua M. Epstein

The ultimate quantity of the Groundbreaking Trilogy on Agent-Based Modeling

In this pioneering synthesis, Joshua Epstein introduces a brand new theoretical entity: Agent_Zero. This software program person, or "agent," is endowed with specified emotional/affective, cognitive/deliberative, and social modules. Grounded in modern neuroscience, those inner parts have interaction to generate saw, frequently far-from-rational, person habit. whilst a number of brokers of this new sort stream and engage spatially, they jointly generate an outstanding variety of dynamics spanning the fields of social clash, psychology, public healthiness, legislations, community technology, and economics.

Epstein weaves a computational tapestry with threads from Plato, Hume, Darwin, Pavlov, Smith, Tolstoy, Marx, James, and Dostoevsky, between others. This transformative synthesis of social philosophy, cognitive neuroscience, and agent-based modeling will fascinate students and scholars of each stripe. Epstein's computing device courses are supplied within the ebook or on its Princeton college Press site, in addition to videos of his "computational parables."

Agent_Zero is a sign departure in what it comprises (e.g., a brand new synthesis of neurally grounded inner modules), what it eschews (e.g., average behavioral imitation), the phenomena it generates (from genocide to monetary panic), and the modeling arsenal it deals the medical community.

For generative social technology, Agent_Zero offers a groundbreaking imaginative and prescient and the instruments to gain it.

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Testing the Waters: The 'un'planned Pregnancy of a Fifteen-Year-Old (The Elements of Life) (Volume 1)

By E. McNew

Testing the Waters is the arriving of age of Elizabeth Jeter. It candidly finds the provocative and mystery global of deliberate teenage being pregnant and the brutal outcomes that keep on with. well known. pushed. the lady subsequent door. 

Once upon a time a stunning youngster seemed ahead to college letting out and the nice and cozy, carefree days to come back. yet in the summertime of her 15th yr, issues may significantly switch. After analyzing a romance publication sensationalizing a tender woman's ideal lifestyles following the hookup with a prosperous prince captivating, Elizabeth got down to create her personal fairy story finishing. this could turn into the start of the darkest hour in her life. 
Pregnancy. Bridesmaids. Jail. 

If you're this lady, you'll take a deep breath and nod your head knowingly. in the event you knew this woman, you are going to reconsider your assumptions. If this lady is your daughter, you'll eventually get an insider's examine what she cannot positioned into words. 

Above all, you'll be moved. Moved to tears, to solidarity, to motion. Elizabeth is among the fortunate ones. She survived. unfortunately, many younger women and their childrens are not able to flee the insanity and develop into grave statistics. now not each person will get a moment probability and she or he hopes to motivate others along with her easy honesty. 

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Lady Fatima Masuma (a) of Qum

By Masuma Jaffer - XKP

Lady Fatima Masuma (a) used to be the daughter of the seventh Imam, Imam Musa al-Kadhim (a), and the sister of the eighth Imam, Imam Ali al-Rida (a). She used to be a noble woman who devoted her lifestyles to Islam and Allah. She is buried within the urban of Qum in Iran. This e-book comprises her biography, schooling, and narrationof traditions. additionally it is the historical past and outline of her shrine and a quick examine town of Qum.

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Published through: Jami‘at al-Zahra - Islamic Seminary for ladies - Qum

Distributed by way of: Ansariyan Publications

22 Shohada St., Qum - Iran - www.ansariyan.net

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Language and Translation in Postcolonial Literatures: Multilingual Contexts, Translational Texts (Routledge Research in Postcolonial Literatures)

This assortment gathers jointly a stellar team of participants providing cutting edge views at the problems with language and translation in postcolonial reviews. In a global the place bi- and multilingualism became fairly common, this quantity identifies a niche within the serious equipment in postcolonial reviews so as to learn cultural texts rising out of multilingual contexts. The position of translation and an expertise of the multilingual areas within which many postcolonial texts are written are primary matters with which postcolonial stories must have interaction in a much more concerted model. The essays during this ebook by means of participants from Australia, New Zealand, Zimbabwe, Cyprus, Malaysia, Quebec, eire, France, Scotland, the USA, and Italy define a pragmatics of language and translation of worth to students with an curiosity within the altering varieties of literature and tradition in our occasions. Essay issues contain: multilingual textual politics; the advantages of multilingual schooling in postcolonial international locations; the language of gender and sexuality in postcolonial literatures; translational towns; postcolonial calligraphy; globalization and the hot electronic ecology.

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Globalization, Violence and the Visual Culture of Cities (Questioning Cities)

By Christoph Lindner

What connects rubbish dumps in manhattan, bomb websites in Baghdad, and skyscrapers in São Paulo? How is modern visible tradition – extending from paintings and structure to movie and electronic media – responding to new varieties of violence linked to worldwide and globalizing towns? Addressing such questions, this e-book is the 1st interdisciplinary quantity to envision the complicated courting among globalization, violence, and the visible tradition of towns.

Violence – in either fabric and cultural varieties – has been a in demand and endemic function of city lifestyles within the worldwide metropolitan period. concentrating on visible tradition and providing a robust humanities viewpoint that's at the moment missing in present scholarship, this publication seeks to appreciate how the violent results of globalization were represented, theorized, and skilled throughout a variety of cultural contexts and concrete destinations in Asia, Europe, North and South the USA, and the center East. equipped round 3 interrelated issues – worry, reminiscence, and spectacle – essay subject matters diversity from army focusing on in Baghdad, carceral urbanism in São Paulo, and the Paris banlieue riots, to the protection aesthetics of G8 summits, the structure of city paranoia, and the cultural afterlife of the dual Towers.

Globalization, Violence, and the visible tradition of Cities deals clean perception into the issues and capability of towns worldwide, together with Beijing, Berlin, London, long island, Paris, and São Paulo. With specially-commissioned essays from the fields of cultural thought, structure, movie, images, and concrete geography, this cutting edge quantity could be a useful source for college kids, students, and researchers around the humanities and social sciences.

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Corporate Power and Social Policy in a Global Economy: British Welfare under the Influence

By Kevin Farnsworth

Spanning the entire period of the Conservative governments and the 1st time period of recent Labour, this publication appears at mechanisms of company energy and impression; company opinion and impression in a number social coverage components together with: schooling, education, healthiness and social defense; altering enterprise impact on social coverage in recent times in a global context and company involvement in social coverage projects and welfare delivery.

By exploring enterprise perspectives and evaluations, strength, impression and involvement in social provision, this ebook is helping to deal with very important questions in social coverage and, in so doing, is going a way in the direction of last a gaping gap within the present literature. The book's breadth and multidisciplinary method will attraction not just to scholars of social coverage, but additionally to scholars of commercial, public region administration and politics, their academics and coverage makers within the box.

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