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The European convention on human rights and the principle of non-discrimination
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The European convention on human rights and the principle of non-discrimination / edited by Marco Balboni

Napoli : Editoriale scientifica, 2017

La Ricerca del Diritto nella Comunità Internazionale ; 15

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Abstract: This book is the outcome of an agreement of cooperation between the School of Political Sciences of the University of Bologna - Campus of Forlì, the Fondation René Cassin - Institut International des Droits de l'Homme and the Higher School of Economics of Moscow. After a general introduction aiming to give a comprehensive view of the principle of non-discrimination in the framework of the ECHR and to familiarize the reader to specific points discussed in depth in subsequent chapters, the book is divided in four sections. Section I contains some insights on the principles of non-discrimination coming by two ECtHR's "insiders", i.e. the former President of the Court, J.P. Costa, and the former juriconsulte, M. De Salvia. Section II pays attention to some peculiar horizontal developments emerged within the ECHR and offers a comparison with the same principles as emerged in other contexts. Section III explores new approaches to non-discrimination in the context of today's European society, considering either how the principles of non-discrimination has been applied to specific rights or to specif grounds of distinctions. Finally, considering the multifaceted concept of discrimination and the complexity about minority groups, the book ends with an Interdisciplinary Section.

How will capitalism end?
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Streeck, Wolfgang <1946->

How will capitalism end? : essays on a failing system / Wolfgang Streeck.

London : Verso 2016

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Abstract: In How Will Capitalism End? the acclaimed analyst of contemporary politics and economics Wolfgang Streeck argues that capitalism is now in a critical condition. Growth is giving way to secular stagnation; inequality is leading to instability; and confidence in the capitalist money economy has all but evaporated. Capitalism's shotgun marriage with democracy since 1945 is breaking up as the regulatory institutions restraining its advance have collapsed, and after the final victory of capitalism over its enemies no political agency capable of rebuilding them is in sight. The capitalist system is stricken with at least five worsening disorders for which no cure is at hand: declining growth, oligarchy, starvation of the public sphere, corruption and international anarchy. In this arresting book Wolfgang Streeck asks if we are witnessing a long and painful period of cumulative decay: of intensifying frictions, of fragility and uncertainty, and of a steady succession of 'normal accidents'.

The Internet and new social media formation in China
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Zhang, Weiyu

The Internet and new social media formation in China : fandom publics in the making / Weiyu Zhang.

Abingdon : Routledge 2016

Media, culture and social change in Asia ; 45

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Abstract: There are billions of internet users in China, and this number is continually growing. This book looks at the various purposes of this internet use, and provides a study about how the entertainment-consuming users form into publics through the mediation of technologies in the era of network society. It questions how individuals, mediated by new information and communication technologies, come together to form new social categories. The book goes on to investigate how public(s) is formed in the era of network society, with particular focus on how fans become publics in a society that follows the logic of network. Using online surveys and in-depth interviews, this book provides a rich description of the process of constructing a new social formation in contemporary China.

Reproductive states
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Reproductive states : global perspectives on the invention and implementation of population policy / edited by Rickie Solinger and Mie Nakachi.

Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press [2016]

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Abstract: Over the past hundred years, population policy has been a powerful tactic for achieving national goals. Whether the focus has been on increasing the birth rate to project strength and promote nation-building-as in Brazil in the 1960s, where the military government insisted that a "powerful nation meant a populous nation, " - or on limiting population through contraception and sterilization as a means of combatting overpopulation, poverty, and various other social ills, states have always used women's bodies as a political resource. In Reproductive States, a group of international scholars-specialists in population and reproductive politics of Japan, Germany, India, Egypt, Nigeria, China, Brazil, the Soviet Union/Russia, and the United States-explore the population politics, policies and practices adopted in these countries and offer reflections on the outcomes of those policies and their legacies. The essays in this volume focus on the context that stimulated nations to develop demographic imperatives regarding population size and "quality," and consider how those imperatives became unique sets of priorities and strategies. They also illuminate how these nations crafted their own policies and practices, often while responding to United Nations- and U.S.- driven population goals, tactics, and interventions. The global perspective of this volume shines light on national specificities, including change over time within a nation, while also capturing interconnections among various national politics and discourses, including evolving constructions of the key and complex concept of "overpopulation." The first volume to survey population policies from key countries on five continents and to interweave gender politics, reproductive rights, statecraft, and world systems, Reproductive States will be an essential work for scholars of anthropology, women and gender studies, feminist theory, and biopolitics.

Making short on your smartphone
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Making short on your smartphone / Michael Kaltenbrunner.

Content Arcade Publishing, 2015.

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Abstract: Do you want to make your own short film? Maybe you don't have a video camera. After all, they can be awfully expensive. With the advancements in smartphone technology, anyone can just become a short filmmaker. All you need is a dependable phone with a clear camera, and maybe you could become the next big thing in the film industry. Making Short Films on Your Smartphone is not just another tech-book about buying smartphones, or learning how to use apps. This book is aimed at people who have a passion for creating their own films, and would like to take advantage of the devices that they already own – a smartphone. Why wait until you save thousands of dollars for a “real” video camera? You could be creating award-winning short films right now, as other people have already done – using a smartphone, and your own creativity.

Why are we waiting?
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Stern, N. H.

Why are we waiting? : the logic, urgency, and promise of tackling climate change / Nicholas Stern.

Cambridge, Massachusetts : The MIT Press, 2015

The Lionel Robbins lectures

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Abstract: The risks of climate change are potentially immense. The benefits of taking action are also clear: we can see that economic development, reduced emissions, and creative adaptation go hand in hand. A committed and strong low-carbon transition could trigger a new wave of economic and technological transformation and investment, a new era of global and sustainable prosperity. Why, then, are we waiting? In this book, Nicholas Stern explains why, notwithstanding the great attractions of a new path, it has been so difficult to tackle climate change effectively. He makes a compelling case for climate action now and sets out the forms that action should take. Stern argues that the risks and costs of climate change are worse than estimated in the landmark Stern Review in 2006-and far worse than implied by standard economic models. He reminds us that we have a choice. We can rely on past technologies, methods, and institutions-or we can embrace change, innovation, and international collaboration. The first might bring us some short-term growth but would lead eventually to chaos, conflict, and destruction. The second could bring about better lives for all and growth that is sustainable over the long term, and help win the battle against worldwide poverty. The science warns of the dangers of neglect; the economics and technology show what we can do and the great benefits that will follow; an examination of the ethics points strongly to a moral imperative for action. Why are we waiting?

International energy markets
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Dahl, Carol A. <1947->

International energy markets : understanding pricing, policies, and profits / Carol A. Dahl.

2nd edition.

Tulsa, Oklahoma : PennWell Corporation 2015

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Abstract: Industry leader, Carol Dahl has thoroughly revised and updated her classic text International Energy Markets: Understanding Pricing, Policies, and Profits. The second edition uses updated examples, statistics and models to explore energy policy, economics, institutions, and production in a global context. It will be of interest to anyone who wants to learn more about the global energy industry, and is a perfect classroom resource. With this book you will learn the fundamentals needed to make sound economic, business, and government policy decisions relating to energy industries, gain a better understanding of energy markets through economics, mathematical optimization, simulation, and forecasting, obtain historical, institutional, engineering and technical knowledge of energy production, transportation, and transformation, explore models for understanding and managing energy resources in a global environment, understand the basics of energy generation.

The cosmopolitan constitution
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Somek, Alexander <1961->

The cosmopolitan constitution / Alexander Somek.

Oxford, United Kingdom : Oxford University Press 2016

Oxford constitutional theory

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Abstract: Originally the constitution was expected to express and channel popular sovereignty. It was the work of freedom, springing from and facilitating collective self-determination. After the Second World War this perspective changed: the modern constitution owes its authority not only to collective authorship, it also must commit itself credibly to human rights. Thus people recede into the background, and the national constitution becomes embedded into one or other system of 'peer review' among nations. This is what Alexander Somek argues is the creation of the cosmopolitan constitution. Reconstructing what he considers to be the three stages in the development of constitutionalism, he argues that the cosmopolitan constitution is not a blueprint for the constitution beyond the nation state, let alone a constitution of the international community; rather, it stands for constitutional law reaching out beyond its national bounds. This cosmopolitan constitution has two faces: the first, political, face reflects the changed circumstances of constitutional authority. It conceives itself as constrained by international human rights protection, firmly committed to combating discrimination on the grounds of nationality, and to embracing strategies for managing its interaction with other sites of authority, such as the United Nations. The second, administrative, face of the cosmopolitan constitution reveals the demise of political authority, which has been traditionally vested in representative bodies. Political processes yield to various, and often informal, strategies of policy co-ordination so long as there are no reasons to fear that the elementary civil rights might be severely interfered with. It represents constitutional authority for an administered world.

A history of western music
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Grout, Donald Jay.

A history of western music / J. Peter Burkholder, Donald Jay Grout, Claude V. Palisca.

Ninth edition.

New York : W.W. Norton & Company 2014

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Abstract: Combining current scholarship with cutting-edge pedagogy, the Ninth Edition of A History of Western Music is the text that students and professors have trusted for generations. Because listening is central to music history, the new Total Access program provides a full suite of media resources including an ebook and premium streaming recordings of the entire Norton Anthology of Western Music repertoire with every new text. Combining thoughtful revisions particularly to chapters on the twentieth and twenty-first centuries with exceptional media resources, A History of Western Music provides all the resources that students need in a text that will last a lifetime

Mobile media making in an age of smartphones
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Mobile media making in an age of smartphones / edited by Marsha Berry, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Australia and Max Schleser, Massey University, New Zealand.

First edition.

New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan 2014

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Abstract: With the rise of smartphones and the proliferation of applications ("apps"), the ways everyday media users and creative professionals represent, experience, and share the everyday is changing. With the overlay of location-based services, these experiences and representations are providing new social, creative, and emotional cartographies. This collection discusses the prospects of the proliferation of mobile and digital filmmaking opportunities, from videographic citizen journalism to networked, transmedia collaborative filmmaking and photography, and the embedding of filmmaking and photography in social media practice. The contributors reflect on emergent creative practices as well as digital ethnographies of new visualities and socialities associated with smartphone cameras in everyday life.

Romantic ecology
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Bate, Jonathan.

Romantic ecology : Wordsworth and the environmental tradition / Jonathan Bate.

Abingdon : Routledge 2013

Routledge revivals

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Abstract: First published in 1991, Romantic Ecology reassesses the poetry of William Wordsworth in the context of the abiding pastoral tradition in English Literature. Jonathan Bate explores the politics of poetry and argues that contrary to critics who suggest that the Wordsworth was a reactionary who failed to represent the harsh economic reality of his native Lake District, the poet's politics were fundamentally `green'. As our first truly ecological poet, Wordsworth articulated a powerful and enduring vision of human integration with nature which exercised a formative influence on later conservation movements and is of immediate relevance to great environmental issues today. Challenging the orthodoxies of new historicist criticism, Jonathan Bate sets a new agenda for the study of Romanticism in the 1990s.

From madrigal to opera : Monteverdi's staging of the self
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Calcagno, Mauro P.

From madrigal to opera : Monteverdi's staging of the self / Mauro Calcagno.

Berkeley, California : University of California Press, [2012]

An Ahmanson Foundation book.

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Abstract: This pathbreaking study links two traditionally separate genres as their stars crossed to explore the emergence of multiple selves in early modern Italian culture and society. Mauro Calcagno focuses on the works of Claudio Monteverdi, a master of both genres, to investigate how they reflect changing ideas about performance and role-playing by singers. Calcagno traces the roots of dialogic subjectivity to Petrarch's love poetry arguing that Petrarchism exerted a powerful influence not only on late Renaissance literature and art, but also on music. Covering more than a century of music and cultural history, the book demonstrates that the birth of opera relied on an important feature of the madrigalian tradition: the role of the composer as a narrative agent enabling performers to become characters and hold a specific point of view.

Ecocriticism
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Garrard, Greg.

Ecocriticism / Greg Garrard.

2nd ed.

Abingdon, Oxon ; New York : Routledge 2012

The new critical idiom.

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Abstract: Ecocriticism explores the ways in which we imagine and portray the relationship between humans and the environment in all areas of cultural production, from Wordsworth and Thoreau through to Google Earth, J.M. Coetzee and Werner Herzog's Grizzly Man. Greg Garrard's animated and accessible volume traces the development of the movement and explores its key concepts, including: pollution, wilderness, apocalypse, dwelling, animals, and earth. Featuring a newly rewritten chapter on animal studies, and considering queer and postcolonial ecocriticisms and the impact of globalisation, this fully updated second edition also presents a glossary of terms and suggestions for further reading in print and online. Concise, clear, and authoritative. Ecocriticism offers the ideal introduction to this crucial subject for students of literary and cultural studies.

Malfeasance
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Serres, Michel.

Malfeasance : appropriation through pollution? / Michel Serres ; translated by Anne-Marie Feenberg-Dibon.

Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, c2011.

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Abstract: In this highly original and provocative book, Michel Serres reflects on the relation between nature and culture and analyzes the origins of the world's contemporary environmental problems. He does so through the surprising proposition that our cleanliness is our dirt. While all living beings pollute to lay claim to their habitat, humans have multiplied pollution's effects catastrophically since the Industrial Revolution through the economic system's mode of appropriation and its emphasis on mindless growth. He warns that while we can measure what he calls "hard pollution"-the poisoning of the Earth-we ignore at our peril the disastrous impact of the "soft pollution" created by sound and images on our psyches. Sounding the alarm that the planet is heading for disaster, Serres proposes that humanity should stop trying to "own" the world and become "renters." Building on his earlier work, especially that on hominization, he urges us to establish a "natural contract" with nature. Published with the assistance of the Edgar M. Kahn Memorial Fund.

Gender stereotyping
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Cook, Rebecca J.

Gender stereotyping : transnational legal perspectives / Rebecca J. Cook and Simone Cusack.

Philadelphia, PA : University of Pennsylvania Press, c2010.

Pennsylvania studies in human rights.

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Abstract: Drawing on domestic and international law, as well as on judgments given by courts and human rights treaty bodies, Gender Stereotyping offers perspectives on ways gender stereotypes might be eliminated through the transnational legal process in order to ensure women's equality and the full exercise of their human rights. A leading international framework for debates on the subject of stereotypes, the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women, was adopted in 1979 by the UN General Assembly and defines what constitutes discrimination against women. It also establishes an agenda to eliminate discrimination in all its forms in order to ensure substantive equality for women. Applying the Convention as the primary framework for analysis, this book provides essential strategies for eradicating gender stereotyping. Its proposed methodology requires naming operative gender stereotypes, identifying how they violate the human rights of women, and articulating states' obligations to eliminate and remedy these violations. According to Rebecca J. Cook and Simone Cusack, in order to abolish all forms of discrimination against women, priority needs to be given to the elimination of gender stereotypes. While stereotypes affect both men and women, they can have particularly egregious effects on women, often devaluing them and assigning them to subservient roles in society. As the legal perspectives offered in Gender Stereotyping demonstrate, treating women according to restrictive generalizations instead of their individual needs, abilities, and circumstances denies women their human rights and fundamental freedoms.

Digital fandom
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Booth, Paul <1981->

Digital fandom : new media studies / Paul Booth.

New York : Peter Lang, c2010.

Digital formations ; 68

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Abstract: This book re-evaluates the way we examine today's digital media environment. By looking at how popular culture uses different digital technologies, Digital Fandom bolsters contemporary media theory by introducing new methods of analysis. Using the exemplars of alternate reality gaming and fan studies, this book takes into account a particular "philosophy of playfulness" in today's media in order to establish a "new media studies". Digital Fandom augments traditional studies of popular media fandom with descriptions of the contemporary fan in a converged media environment. The book shows how changes in the study of fandom can be applied in a larger scale to the study of new media in general, and formulates new conceptions of traditional media theories.

Reproductive health and human rights
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Cook, Rebecca J.

Reproductive health and human rights : integrating medicine, ethics, and law / Rebecca J. Cook, Bernard M. Dickens, and Mahmoud F. Fathalla.

New York : Clarendon Press, 2003.

Issues in biomedical ethics

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Abstract: The concept of reproductive health promises to play a crucial role in improving health care provision and legal protection for women around the world. This is an authoritative and much-needed introduction to and defence of the concept of reproductive health, which though internationally endorsed, is still contested. The authors are leading authorities on reproductive medicine, women's health, human rights, medical law, and bioethics. They integrate their disciplines to provide an accessible but comprehensive picture. They analyse 15 cases from different countries and cultures, and explore options for resolution. The aim is to equip readers to fashion solutions in their own health care circumstances, compatibly with ethical, legal and human rights principles.

Territory, authority, rights
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Sassen, Saskia.

Territory, authority, rights : from medieval to global assemblages / Saskia Sassen.

Fourth printing, and first paperback printing, with updates

Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, c2006.

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Abstract: Where does the nation-state end and globalization begin? In Territory, Authority, Rights, one of the world's leading authorities on globalization shows how the national state made today's global era possible. Saskia Sassen argues that even while globalization is best understood as "denationalization," it continues to be shaped, channeled, and enabled by institutions and networks originally developed with nations in mind, such as the rule of law and respect for private authority. This process of state making produced some of the capabilities enabling the global era. The difference is that these capabilities have become part of new organizing logics: actors other than nation-states deploy them for new purposes. Sassen builds her case by examining how three components of any society in any age--territory, authority, and rights--have changed in themselves and in their interrelationships across three major historical "assemblages": the medieval, the national, and the global. The book consists of three parts. The first, "Assembling the National," traces the emergence of territoriality in the Middle Ages and considers monarchical divinity as a precursor to sovereign secular authority. The second part, "Disassembling the National," analyzes economic, legal, technological, and political conditions and projects that are shaping new organizing logics. The third part, "Assemblages of a Global Digital Age," examines particular intersections of the new digital technologies with territory, authority, and rights. Sweeping in scope, rich in detail, and highly readable, Territory, Authority, Rights is a definitive new statement on globalization that will resonate throughout the social sciences.

Digital terrain modeling
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Digital terrain modeling : acquisition, manipulation, and applications / Naser El-Sheimy, Caterina Valeo, Ayman Habib.

Boston, Mass. : Artech House 2005

Artech House remote sensing library.

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Abstract: With its expanding array of applications in everything from biodiversity modeling to wireless communications, it's no wonder digital terrain modeling (DTM) - the electronic process of representing topography in three dimensions - is a hot subject among engineers and geoscientists. This concise resource is the first truly complete guide to this growing field. It combines a mathematically rigorous treatment of DTM generation, manipulation, and analysis together with the full spectrum of real-world applications. The book describes the various data acquisition techniques and explains how to determine the most appropriate DTM generation method for any given project. This unique reference presents highly illustrative examples and real-world applications that highlight DTM's current capabilities and limitations in various environmental modeling, mapping, military, transportation, and engineering activities.

The future of environmental criticism
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Buell, Lawrence.

The future of environmental criticism : environmental crisis and literary imagination / Lawrence Buell.

Malden, MA : Blackwell Pub., 2005.

Blackwell manifestos

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Abstract: One of the leading theorists in ecocriticism offers a critical summary of the ecocritical movement, tracing origins of the movement in the 1970s & following developments through to the present time. Written by one of the world's leading theorists in ecocriticism, this manifesto provides a critical summary of the ecocritical movement.