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Comparative Politics
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 416

Comparative Politics

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2017-09
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  • Publisher: Unknown

This title is part of a new Pearson program pilot offering students the option to rent a print textbook for fall 2017. By having affordable access to the best learning materials and experiences from day-one, students come to class prepared and ready to succeed. Additional details on the rental program will be coming soon.

Only Love Can Break Your Heart
  • Language: en

Only Love Can Break Your Heart

Writing for Harper's Magazine and The New Yorker over the last decade, David Samuels has penned a disillusioned love song to the often amusing and sometimes fatal American habit of self-delusion, reporting from a landscape peopled by salesmen, dreamers, radical environmentalists, suburban hip-hop stars, demolition experts, aging baseball legends, billionaire crackpots, and dog track bettors whose heartbreaking failures and occasional successes are illuminated by flashes of anger and humor. Including profiles of disillusioned Pacific Northwest radicals and Nevada nuclear test site workers alongside coverage of Pentagon press conferences and the Super Bowl in Detroit, Only Love Can Break Your Heart proves Samuels to be a wonderful inheritor of the great journalistic tradition established by Gay Talese, Tom Wolfe, and Joan Didion in the 1960s. This first collection of his painstakingly reported and wildly inventive writing reveals the full spectrum of his talents, as well as an unusual sensitivity to both the tragic and comic dissonances bubbling up from the gap between the American promise of endless nirvana and the lives of ordinary citizens who struggle to live out their dreams.

Capitation
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 155

Capitation

Focusing on capitation in healthcare delivery, this text examines: the importance of understanding capitation providers; various managed care models; the transformation of the healthcare market to capitation; how to maximize opportunities by utilizing disease state management techniques; and how reverse capitation should be utilizad by providers and payors.

I Was a Pilot for the Mob
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 258

I Was a Pilot for the Mob

David Samuels grew up in New Jersey and joined the army during the Vietnam conflict. He served as a helicopter gunship pilot and was awarded the Silver Star for gallantry in action. After the service he was the corporate pilot for a corporation in the northeast. He currently resides in North Carolina with his wife, Elizabeth.

Ambition, Federalism, and Legislative Politics in Brazil
  • Language: en

Ambition, Federalism, and Legislative Politics in Brazil

Ambition theory suggests that scholars can understand a good deal about politics by exploring politicians' career goals. In the USA, an enormous literature explains congressional politics by assuming that politicians primarily desire to win re-election. In contrast, although Brazil's institutions appear to encourage incumbency, politicians do not seek to build a career within the legislature. Instead, political ambition focuses on the subnational level. Even while serving in the legislature, Brazilian legislators act strategically to further their future extra-legislative careers by serving as 'ambassadors' of subnational governments. Brazil's federal institutions also affect politicians' electoral prospects and career goals, heightening the importance of subnational interests in the lower chamber of the national legislature. Together, ambition and federalism help explain important dynamics of executive-legislative relations in Brazil. This book's rational-choice institutionalist perspective contributes to the literature on the importance of federalism and subnational politics to understanding national-level politics around the world.

Case Studies in Comparative Politics
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 488

Case Studies in Comparative Politics

Debuting in its first edition and written by a new generation of area studies experts, Case Studies in Comparative Politics follows a questions-based approach that helps readers understand different countries' political histories, institutions, identities, and interests and why each country is politically interesting and relevant. When used on its own or with the accompanying thematic survey, Case Studies in Comparative Politics asks—and answers—the same important questions that political scientists research and that are relevant to anyone interested in politics.

Decentralization and Democracy in Latin America
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 309

Decentralization and Democracy in Latin America

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2004
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  • Publisher: Unknown

This volume is divided into three sections. Part one presents an overview of the topic by the editors; part two considers the political origins of decentralization; and part three examines decentralization and economic reforms. Decentralization and Democracy in Latin America explores the causes of decentralization in six significant case studies: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Mexico, and Venezuela. Shorter analyses of Uruguay and Peru are also included. The essays in this volume find substantial common ground across regime types, historical periods, and countries, and yield several substantive conclusions.

The Arc of the Sun
  • Language: en

The Arc of the Sun

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2015
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  • Publisher: Unknown

There's a strange and wonderful event--the South African Million Dollar Pigeon Race--that each year draws pigeon fanciers to Johannesburg from around the globe. They're an odd, eccentric group, united only by their love of and obsession with their birds, who will fly more than 300 miles to complete the Million Dollar and then never race again. In "The Arc of the Sun," David Samuels goes to South Africa to travel along with the racers and their trainers, to learn about the millennia-old--and surprisingly emotional--history of the relationship between pigeons and humans, and to find himself, all while bouncing through the South African countryside with a flock of 2,000 birds and wrestling with the meaning of home in his own life. --Provided by publisher.

Easyway Guide to Probate Wills and the Law
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 122

Easyway Guide to Probate Wills and the Law

A concise and informative guide to all the processes that underpin the practice of formulating a last will and testament and to the law and practice of probate and applying for probate in the event of a death. The book is designed for people who wish to manage their own affairs in the event of a death and for those wishing to understand more about the law concerning this complex area.

My Story, Your Voice
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 224

My Story, Your Voice

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2018-05-19
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  • Publisher: Unknown

The book deals with a young Dave, growing up in Saint Lucia and its capital city Castries. His immense popularity as a teenage singing heartthrob with the Tru Tones band in the late 60s and the many challenges of an only child under the supervision of his grandmother, a seamstress, as his mother had migrated to England on the heels of his father David Z to end their sham marriage. Daves broadcast skills are undoubtedly part of his biographical make-up. His insight into the Tourism Industry where he has employed for 12 years and his personal experiences in media, especially after the establishment of DSP, his award winning PR, advertising and Video Production Company. The Chapters about confr...