Labour's Immigration Policy: The Making of the Migration State

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Labour's Immigration Policy: The Making of the Migration State

Labour's Immigration Policy: The Making of the Migration State By Erica Consterdine
English | PDF,EPUB | 2017 (2018 Edition) | 257 Pages | ISBN : 3319646915 | 2.72 MB

This book explains how and why the New Labour governments transformed Britain’s immigration system from a highly restrictive regime to one of the most expansive in Europe, otherwise known as the Managed Migration policy. It offers the first in-depth and candid account of this period of dramatic political development from the actors who made policy during ‘the making of the migrant state.’
Drawing on document analysis and over 50 elite interviews, the book sets out to explain how and why this radical policy change transpired, by examining how organized interests, political parties and institutions shaped and changed policy.

Handbook of Social Behavior and Skills in Children

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Handbook of Social Behavior and Skills in Children

Handbook of Social Behavior and Skills in Children By Johnny L. Matson
English | PDF,EPUB | 2017 | 391 Pages | ISBN : 3319645919 | 8.33 MB

This handbook addresses a broad range of topics relating to children’s social behaviors and skills. It examines numerous disorders and problems that are directly affected by excesses and deficits of social skills. The book begins by providing an overview of the history and definition of social skills, citing it as a critical aspect of children’s development.

Handbook of Social Skills and Autism Spectrum Disorder: Assessment, Curricula, and Intervention

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Handbook of Social Skills and Autism Spectrum Disorder: Assessment, Curricula, and Intervention

Handbook of Social Skills and Autism Spectrum Disorder: Assessment, Curricula, and Intervention By Justin B. Leaf
English | PDF,EPUB | 2017 | 439 Pages | ISBN : 3319629948 | 8.69 MB

This handbook identifies the various social deficiencies widely associated with children and youth diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). It discusses possible causes as well as the lifelong effects if these deficiencies are not addressed. The handbook presents current behavioral and curriculum-based methods for assessing social deficits.

Challenges in Mechanics of Time Dependent Materials, Volume 2

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Challenges in Mechanics of Time Dependent Materials, Volume 2

Challenges in Mechanics of Time Dependent Materials, Volume 2: Proceedings of the 2017 Annual Conference on Experimental and Applied Mechanics By Alex Arzoumanidis, Meredith Silberstein, Alireza Amirkhizi
English | PDF,EPUB | 2017 (2018 Edition) | 91 Pages | ISBN : 3319633929 | 8.72 MB

​Challenges in Mechanics of Time-Dependent Materials, Volume 2 of the Proceedings of the 2017 SEM Annual Conference& Exposition on Experimental and Applied Mechanics, the second volume of nine from the Conference, brings together contributions to this important area of research and engineering.

Early Vocal Contact and Preterm Infant Brain Development: Bridging the Gaps Between Research and Practice

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Early Vocal Contact and Preterm Infant Brain Development: Bridging the Gaps Between Research and Practice

Early Vocal Contact and Preterm Infant Brain Development: Bridging the Gaps Between Research and Practice By Manuela Filippa, Pierre Kuhn, Björn Westrup
English | PDF,EPUB | 2017 | 340 Pages | ISBN : 3319650750 | 8.23 MB

This book synthesizes and analyzes research on early vocal contact (EVC) for preterm infants, an early healthcare strategy aimed at reducing the long-term impact of neonatal hospitalization, minimizing negative impacts of premature birth, and promoting positive brain development. Chapters begin by examining research on the maternal voice and its unique and fundamental role in infant development during the fetal and neonatal period.

Insurance Transformed: Technological Disruption

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Insurance Transformed: Technological Disruption

Insurance Transformed: Technological Disruption By Michael Naylor
English | PDF,EPUB | 2017 | 339 Pages | ISBN : 3319638343 | 3.14 MB

This book explores how a range of innovative disruptive technologies is about to combine to transform the insurance industry, the products it produces, and the way the industry is managed. It argues that unless current insurance providers react to these waves of disruption they will be swept away by new innovators. The book describes what insurers need to do to survive.

Water, Energy, Food and People Across the Global South: ‘The Nexus’ in an Era of Climate Change

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Water, Energy, Food and People Across the Global South: ‘The Nexus’ in an Era of Climate Change

Water, Energy, Food and People Across the Global South: ‘The Nexus’ in an Era of Climate Change By Larry A. Swatuk, Corrine Cash
English | PDF,EPUB | 2017 (2018 Edition) | 358 Pages | ISBN : 3319640232 | 6.18 MB

This collection critically engages the resource use nexus. Clearly, a nexus-approach to resource policy, planning and practice is essential if sustainable development goals are to be met. In particular, in an era of climate change, an integrated approach to water, energy and agriculture is imperative. Agriculture accounts for 70% of global water withdrawals, food production accounts for 30% of global energy use and a rising global population requires more of everything.

Child Physical Abuse: Current Evidence, Clinical Practice, and Policy Directions

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Child Physical Abuse: Current Evidence, Clinical Practice, and Policy Directions

Child Physical Abuse: Current Evidence, Clinical Practice, and Policy Directions By Tanya S. Hinds, Angelo P. Giardino
English | PDF,EPUB | 2017 | 165 Pages | ISBN : 331961102X | 7.37 MB

This eye-opening monograph challenges professionals across disciplines to take a more thorough and focused approach to addressing child physical abuse at the practice and policy levels. Positing child physical abuse as a public health crisis (as opposed to a more vague “social” one), the authors use empirical findings and clinical insights to advocate for wide-scale reforms in screening, assessment, responses, treatment, and prevention.

Science Education Research and Practice in Asia-Pacific and Beyond

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Science Education Research and Practice in Asia-Pacific and Beyond

Science Education Research and Practice in Asia-Pacific and Beyond By Jennifer Yeo, Tang Wee Teo, Kok-Sing Tang
English | PDF,EPUB | 2017 (2018 Edition) | 221 Pages | ISBN : 9811051488 | 6.93 MB

This book is based on presentations at the International Science Education Conference (ISEC) 2014. It showcases a selection of the best papers by researchers and science teachers from the Asia-Pacific region, North America and the United Kingdom. Centered on the theme of “Pushing the boundaries – Investing in our future”, they pursue new ways of helping learners appreciate the diversity and changes in science that result from a globalised world facing complex and diverse environmental and technological issues.

Dynamics of Community Formation: Developing Identity and Notions of Home

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Dynamics of Community Formation: Developing Identity and Notions of Home

Dynamics of Community Formation: Developing Identity and Notions of Home By Robert W. Compton, Jr., Ho Hon Leung, Yaser Robles
English | PDF,EPUB | 2017 (2018 Edition) | 260 Pages | ISBN : 1137533587 | 3.40 MB

This interdisciplinary work discusses the construction, maintenance, evolution, and destruction of home and community spaces, which are central to the development of social cohesion. By examining how people throughout the world form different communities to establish a sense of home, the volume surveys the formation of identity within the context of rapid development, global and domestic neoliberal and political governmental policies, and various societal pressures.

Scenario Thinking: Preparing Your Organization for the Future in an Unpredictable World

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Scenario Thinking: Preparing Your Organization for the Future in an Unpredictable World

Scenario Thinking: Preparing Your Organization for the Future in an Unpredictable World By George Cairns, George Wright
English | PDF,EPUB | 2017 (2018 Edition) | 287 Pages | ISBN : 3319490664 | 5.10 MB

Develops scenario planning methods in ways that link scenario analysis to improved decision making, engage time-poor senior decision makers, attenuate decision makers’ tendency to deflect responsibility for bleak, negative scenario outcomes, and enhance causal analysis within scenario-storyline development.

Experimentation in Software Engineering

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Experimentation in Software Engineering

Experimentation in Software Engineering By Claes Wohlin, Per Runeson, Martin Höst, Magnus C. Ohlsson, Björn Regnell, Anders Wesslén
English | EPUB | 2012 | 236 Pages | ISBN : 3642290434 | 1.05 MB

Like other sciences and engineering disciplines, software engineering requires a cycle of model building, experimentation, and learning. Experiments are valuable tools for all software engineers who are involved in evaluating and choosing between different methods, techniques, languages and tools.

The Nature of Variation in Tone Sandhi Patterns of Shanghai and Wuxi Wu

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The Nature of Variation in Tone Sandhi Patterns of Shanghai and Wuxi Wu

The Nature of Variation in Tone Sandhi Patterns of Shanghai and Wuxi Wu By Hanbo Yan
English | PDF,EPUB | 2017 (2018 Edition) | 158 Pages | ISBN : 9811061807 | 5.03 MB

This book conducts a thorough investigation of the variation in tone sandhi patterns of Shanghai and Wuxi Wu using quantitative rating experiments. Although Shanghai Wu has been well documented, to date there has never been any quantitative study that systematically investigates the factors that influence variability – a research gap this book fills.

The History of Business in Africa: Complex Discontinuity to Emerging Markets

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The History of Business in Africa: Complex Discontinuity to Emerging Markets

The History of Business in Africa: Complex Discontinuity to Emerging Markets By Grietjie Verhoef
English | PDF,EPUB | 2017 | 223 Pages | ISBN : 3319625659 | 3.08 MB

This book offers a comprehensive study of the history of African business. By analyzing the specificities of African business culture, as well as the dynamically changing African policy context, the author sheds new light on the development of African enterprises, markets and institutions.

Brachypodium Genomics

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Brachypodium Genomics

Brachypodium Genomics: Methods and Protocols By Gaurav Sablok, Hikmet Budak, Peter J. Ralph
English | PDF,EPUB | 2017 (2018 Edition) | 309 Pages | ISBN : 1493972766 | 12.76 MB

This volume presents protocols for Brachypodium genomics in numerous areas ranging from marker development, trait evolution, functional genomics, metabolomics, transcriptomics, genomics, and tilling. This book also explores techniques to study the widening genetic base of Brachypodium that will help researchers better understand the model plant using NGS technologies.