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"Somalia"

♥ Book Title : Somalia
♣ Name Author : David D. Laitin
∞ Launching : 1987
◊ Info ISBN Link : STANFORD:36105040460532
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⊕ Number Pages : Total 198 sheet
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"In search of a state"

♥ Book Title : In search of a state
♣ Name Author : Fionnuala O'Connor
∞ Launching : 1993
◊ Info ISBN Link : UOM:39015032839691
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⊕ Number Pages : Total 393 sheet
♮ News id : -5BnAAAAMAAJ

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☯ Full Synopsis : "An invaluable source for students of the Northern Irish conflict, this is a courageous examination of the monolith of northern Catholicism and of the intricate realities behind it. O Connor is one of Ireland's leading political journalists and a highly respected commentator. Her book, based on extensive interviews, is the first study of the Catholic community in Northern Ireland. It examines Catholic attitudes to Britain, the Republic of Ireland, the Catholic Church, and Protestants and the IRA campaign."Article| Fionnuala O'Connor| Statement ..."

"The Scholar and the State: In Search of Van der Waerden"

♥ Book Title : The Scholar and the State: In Search of Van der Waerden
♣ Name Author : Alexander Soifer
∞ Launching : 2014-11-12
◊ Info ISBN Link : 9783034807128
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 3034807120
⊕ Number Pages : Total 471 sheet
♮ News id : F_VWBQAAQBAJ

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☯ Full Synopsis : "Bartel Leendert van der Waerden made major contributions to algebraic geometry, abstract algebra, quantum mechanics, and other fields. He liberally published on the history of mathematics. His 2-volume work Modern Algebra is one of the most influential and popular mathematical books ever written. It is therefore surprising that no monograph has been dedicated to his life and work. Van der Waerden’s record is complex. In attempting to understand his life, the author assembled thousands of documents from numerous archives in Germany, the Netherlands, Switzerland and the United States which revealed fascinating and often surprising new information about van der Waerden. Soifer traces Van der Waerden’s early years in a family of great Dutch public servants, his life as professor in Leipzig during the entire Nazi period, and his personal and professional friendship with one of the great physicists Werner Heisenberg. We encounter heroes and villains and a much more numerous group in between these two extremes. One of them is the subject of this book. Soifer’s journey through a long list of archives, combined with an intensive correspondence, had uncovered numerous details of Van der Waerden’s German intermezzo that raised serious questions and reproaches. Dirk van Dalen (Philosophy, Utrecht University) Professor Soifer’s book implicates the anthropologists’ and culture historians’ core interest in the evolution of culture and in the progress of human evolution itself on this small contested planet. James W. Fernandez (Anthropology, University of Chicago) The book is fascinating. Professor Soifer has done a great service to the discipline of history, as well as deepening our understanding of the 20th century. Peter D. Johnson, Jr. (Mathematics, Auburn University) This book is an important contribution to the history of the twentieth century, and reads like a novel with an ever-fascinating cast of characters. Harold W. Kuhn (Mathematics, Princeton University) This is a most impressive and important book. It is written in an engaging, very personal style and challenges the reader’s ability of moral and historical judgment. While it is not always written in the style of ‘objective’ professional historiography, it satisfies very high standards of scholarly documentation. Indeed the book contains a wealth of source material that allows the reader to form a highly detailed picture of the events and personalities discussed in the book. As an exemplar of historical writing in a broader sense it can compete with any other historical book. Moritz Epple (History of Mathematics, Frankfurt University)"Article| Alexander Soifer| Statement ..."

"In Search of Jefferson's Moose"

♥ Book Title : In Search of Jefferson's Moose
♣ Name Author : David G. Post
∞ Launching : 2009-01-21
◊ Info ISBN Link : 0199743983
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 9780199743988
⊕ Number Pages : Total 264 sheet
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☯ Full Synopsis : "In 1787, Thomas Jefferson, then the American Minister to France, had the "complete skeleton, skin & horns" of an American moose shipped to him in Paris and mounted in the lobby of his residence as a symbol of the vast possibilities contained in the strange and largely unexplored New World. Taking a cue from Jefferson's efforts, David Post, one of the nation's leading Internet scholars, here presents a pithy, colorful exploration of the still mostly undiscovered territory of cyberspace--what it is, how it works, and how it should be governed. What law should the Internet have, and who should make it? What are we to do, and how are we to think, about online filesharing and copyright law, about Internet pornography and free speech, about controlling spam, and online gambling, and cyberterrorism, and the use of anonymous remailers, or the practice of telemedicine, or the online collection and dissemination of personal information? How can they be controlled? Should they be controlled? And by whom? Post presents the Jeffersonian ideal--small self-governing units, loosely linked together as peers in groups of larger and larger size--as a model for the Internet and for cyberspace community self-governance. Deftly drawing on Jefferson's writings on the New World in Notes on the State of Virginia, Post draws out the many similarities (and differences) between the two terrains, vividly describing how the Internet actually functions from a technological, legal, and social perspective as he uniquely applies Jefferson's views on natural history, law, and governance in the New World to illuminate the complexities of cyberspace. In Search of Jefferson's Moose is a lively, accessible, and remarkably original overview of the Internet and what it holds for the future."Article| David G. Post| Statement ..."

"State against democracy"

♥ Book Title : State against democracy
♣ Name Author : Rajni Kothari
∞ Launching : 1989-05
◊ Info ISBN Link : UOM:39015017894299
⊗ Detail ISBN code :
⊕ Number Pages : Total 308 sheet
♮ News id : 5e5HAAAAMAAJ

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☯ Full Synopsis : "With special reference to contemporary India."Article| Rajni Kothari| Statement ..."

"China's Intellectuals and the State"

♥ Book Title : China's Intellectuals and the State
♣ Name Author : Merle Goldman
∞ Launching : 1987
◊ Info ISBN Link : 067411972X
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 9780674119727
⊕ Number Pages : Total 374 sheet
♮ News id : sRyZwFwLAZAC

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☯ Full Synopsis : "Today's intellectuals in China inherit a mixed tradition in terms of their relationship to the state. Some follow the Confucian literati watchdog role of criticizing abuses of political power. Marxist intellectuals judge the state's practices on the basis of Communist ideals. Others prefer the May Fourth spirit, dedicated to the principles of free scholarly and artistic expression. The Chinese government, for its part, has undulated in its treatment of intellectuals, applying restraints when free expression threatened to get "out of control," relaxing controls when state policies required the cooperation, good will, and expertise of intellectuals. In this stimulating work, twelve China scholars examine that troubled and changing relationship. They focus primarily on the post-Mao years when bitter memories of the Cultural Revolution and China's renewed quest for modernization have at times allowed intellectuals increased leeway in expression and more influence in policy-making. Specialists examine the situation with respect to economists, lawyers, scientists and technocrats, writers, and humanist scholars in the climate of Deng Xiaoping's policies, and speculate about future developments. This book will be a valuable source of information for anyone interested in the changing scene in contemporary China and in its relations with the outside world."Article| Merle Goldman| Statement ..."

"Yemen: the Search for a Modern State"

♥ Book Title : Yemen: the Search for a Modern State
♣ Name Author : J.E. Peterson
∞ Launching : 2016-02-22
◊ Info ISBN Link : 9781317291466
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 1317291468
⊕ Number Pages : Total 221 sheet
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☯ Full Synopsis : "The development of North Yemen in the twentieth century was one of the most interesting features of the Arabian Peninsula. After the traumas of the civil war which embroiled Nasser’s Egypt, the country emerged from its traditional tribal heritage into the modern world. Sandwiched between Saudi Arabia and Marxist South Yemen, the country had an awkward and delicate problem in balancing its political affiliations and in resisting external pressure on its internal affairs. This book, first published in 1982, traces the history of the Yemen from the 1930s and looks at the way in which the traditional political structures were modernised and how the country coped with these strains both internally and externally."Article| J.E. Peterson| Statement ..."

"State-Space Search"

♥ Book Title : State-Space Search
♣ Name Author : Weixiong Zhang
∞ Launching : 1999-10-14
◊ Info ISBN Link : 0387988327
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 9780387988320
⊕ Number Pages : Total 201 sheet
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☯ Full Synopsis : "This book is about problem-solving. In particular it is about heuristic state-space search for combinatorial optimization - one of the fundamental problems of computer science. Its two central themes are the average-case complexity of state-space search algorithms and the applications of the results notably to branch-and-bound techniques. These include best-first search, depth-first branch-and- bound, iterative deepening, recursive best-first search, and constant- space best-first search. Primarily written for researchers in computer science, the author presupposes a basic familiarity with complexity theory. In addition, it is assumed that the reader is familiar with the basic concepts of random variables and recursive functions. Two succesful applications are presented in depth: one is a set of state-space transformation methods which can be used to find approximate solutions qwuickly, and the second is a method called forward estimation for constructing more informative evaluation functions."Article| Weixiong Zhang| Statement ..."

"In Search of Reality"

♥ Book Title : In Search of Reality
♣ Name Author : O. N. Krishnan
∞ Launching : 2004
◊ Info ISBN Link : 8120820126
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 9788120820128
⊕ Number Pages : Total 442 sheet
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☯ Full Synopsis : ""Comparative analysis of the philosphical systems of the Upanisads, Advaita Vedanta and various schools of Buddhism.""Article| O. N. Krishnan| Statement ..."

"In Search of the Amazon"

♥ Book Title : In Search of the Amazon
♣ Name Author : Seth Garfield
∞ Launching : 2013-11-15
◊ Info ISBN Link : 9780822377177
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 0822377179
⊕ Number Pages : Total 360 sheet
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☯ Full Synopsis : "Chronicling the dramatic history of the Brazilian Amazon during the Second World War, Seth Garfield provides fresh perspectives on contemporary environmental debates. His multifaceted analysis explains how the Amazon became the object of geopolitical rivalries, state planning, media coverage, popular fascination, and social conflict. In need of rubber, a vital war material, the United States spent millions of dollars to revive the Amazon's rubber trade. In the name of development and national security, Brazilian officials implemented public programs to engineer the hinterland's transformation. Migrants from Brazil's drought-stricken Northeast flocked to the Amazon in search of work. In defense of traditional ways of life, longtime Amazon residents sought to temper outside intervention. Garfield's environmental history offers an integrated analysis of the struggles among distinct social groups over resources and power in the Amazon, as well as the repercussions of those wartime conflicts in the decades to come."Article| Seth Garfield| Statement ..."

"Civil Society and the State in Africa"

♥ Book Title : Civil Society and the State in Africa
♣ Name Author : John Willis Harbeson
∞ Launching : 1994
◊ Info ISBN Link : 1555876412
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 9781555876418
⊕ Number Pages : Total 312 sheet
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☯ Full Synopsis : "This text examines the potential value of the concept of civil society for enhancing the current understanding of state-society relations in Africa. The authors review the meanings of civil society in political philosophy, as well as alternative approaches to employing the concept in African settings. Considering both the patterns of emerging civil society in Africa and issues relating to its further development, they give particular emphasis to the cases of Cote d'Ivoire, Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda and Zaire."Article| John Willis Harbeson| Statement ..."