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The Next Frontier

Author : David T Johnson
ISBN : 9780199714025
Genre : Social Science
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Today, two-thirds of the world's nations have abolished the death penalty, either officially or in practice, due mainly to the campaign to end state executions led by Western European nations. Will this success spread to Asia, where over 95 percent of executions now occur? Do Asian values and traditions support capital punishment, or will development and democratization end executions in the world's most rapidly developing region? David T. Johnson, an expert on law and society in Asia, and Franklin E. Zimring, a senior authority on capital punishment, combine detailed case studies of the death penalty in Asian nations with cross-national comparisons to identify the critical factors for the future of Asian death penalty policy. The clear trend is away from reliance on state execution and many nations with death penalties in their criminal codes rarely use it. Only the hard-line authoritarian regimes of China, Vietnam, Singapore, and North Korea execute with any frequency, and when authoritarian states experience democratic reforms, the rate of executions drops sharply, as in Taiwan and South Korea. Debunking the myth of "Asian values," Johnson and Zimring demonstrate that politics, rather than culture or tradition, is the major obstacle to the end of executions. Carefully researched and full of valuable lessons, The Next Frontier is the authoritative resource on the death penalty in Asia for scholars, policymakers, and advocates around the world.
Category: Social Science

Social Media For Lawyers

Author : Carolyn Elefant
ISBN : 1604429208
Genre : Law
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Many lawyers view social media as a passing fad, but lawyers who dismiss social media do so at their peril. This cutting-edge guide shows lawyers how to use a practical, goal-centric approach to social media. By enabling lawyers to identify the social media platforms and tools that fit their practice, lawyers can implement them easily, efficiently, and ethically. Written by two lawyers, this book is designed with both the novice and advanced user in mind.
Category: Law

Exploring The Next Frontier

Author : Matthew Wilhelm Kapell
ISBN : 9781317281436
Genre : History
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The 1960s and early 70s saw the evolution of Frontier Myths even as scholars were renouncing the interpretive value of myths themselves. Works like Joe Haldeman’s The Forever War exemplified that rejection using his experiences during the Vietnam War to illustrate the problematic consequences of simple mythic idealism. Simultaneously, Americans were playing with expanded and revised versions of familiar Frontier Myths, though in a contemporary context, through NASA’s lunar missions, Star Trek, and Gerard K. O’Neill’s High Frontier. This book examines the reasons behind the exclusion of Frontier Myths to the periphery of scholarly discourse, and endeavors to build a new model for understanding their enduring significance. This model connects NASA’s failed attempts to recycle earlier myths, wholesale, to Star Trek’s revision of those myths and rejection of the idea of a frontier paradise, to O’Neill’s desire to realize such a paradise in Earth’s orbit. This new synthesis defies the negative connotations of Frontier Myths during the 1960s and 70s and attempts to resuscitate them for relevance in the modern academic context.
Category: History

The Next Frontier Of Restaurant Management

Author : Alex M. Susskind
ISBN : 9781501736520
Genre : Business & Economics
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The Next Frontier of Restaurant Management brings together the latest research in hospitality studies to offer students, hospitality executives, and restaurant managers the best practices for restaurant success. Alex M. Susskind and Mark Maynard draw on their experiences as a hospitality educator and a restaurant industry leader, respectively, to guide readers through innovative articles that address specific aspects of restaurant management: * Creating and preserving a healthy company culture * Developing and upholding standards of service * Successfully navigating guest complaints to promote loyalty * Creating a desirable (and profitable) ambiance * Harnessing technology to improve guest and employee experiences * Mentoring employees Maynard and Susskind detail the implementation of effective customer management and staff training, design elements such as seating and lighting, the innovative use of data to improve the guest experience, and both consumer-oriented and operation-based technologies. They conclude with a discussion of the human factor that is the foundation of the hospitality industry and the importance of a healthy workplace culture. As Susskind and Maynard show, successful restaurants don't happen by accident.
Category: Business & Economics

Robotic Urology The Next Frontier An Issue Of Urologic Clinics E Book

Author : Jim C. Hu
ISBN : 9780323777841
Genre : Medical
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Under the direction of New Consulting Editor, Dr. Kevin Loughlin, Guest Editors Drs. Jim C. Hu and Jonathan Shoag have put together a state-of-the-art monograph on robotics in urologic surgery. Not only do expert authors present current status and advances in this field, but they also look at what the future of robotic urologic surgery will mean for urologists and patients. Clinical review articles are devoted to the following topics: Robotic Ureteral Reconstruction; Robotic Prostatectomy: Technical Modifications that Improve Outcomes; Robotic Radical Cystectomy; Robotic Urology Training; Robotic Prostatectomy Quality Improvements; Robotic Lower Urinary Tract Reconstruction; Incorporating AI into GU Endoscopy; Competing Robotic Systems: A Preview; Robotic Intracorporeal Diversion; Robotic Reconstruction in Pediatric Urology; Robotic Partial Nephrectomy: Update on Techniques; Robotics in Male Infertility; Transperineal Biopsy; Robotic-Assisted Surgery for Upper-Tract TCC; and Retzius-Sparing Robotic Prostatectomy. Urologists will come away with the information they need to stay on top of advances in the area of robotic surgery.
Category: Medical

The Next Frontier

Author : Francisco Rocha
ISBN : 0769549780
Genre : Computers
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Many companies have embraced the benefits of cloud computing because of its pay-per-use cost model and the elasticity of resources that it provides. But from a data confidentiality and integrity viewpoint, moving a company's IT systems to a public cloud poses some challenges. System protection is often based on perimeter security, but in the cloud, the company's systems run on the cloud provider's hardware and coexist with software from both the provider and other cloud service consumers. Simply put, the cloud blurs the formerly clear separation between the trusted inside and the untrusted outside. Malicious insiders represent a particularly significant concern for security in the cloud, as cloud operators and system administrators are unseen, unknown, and not onsite. Confidential data such as passwords, cryptographic keys, or files are just a few commands away from access by a malicious or incompetent system administrator. This ReadyNote addresses the threat of malicious insiders in the context of clouds that provide the infrastructure as a service (IaaS) model, in the sense of clouds where consumers can run virtual machines. The text is complementary to several guidelines and reports on cloud security that have been published by organizations like the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), the European Network and Information Security Agency (ENISA), and the Cloud Security Alliance.
Category: Computers

Next Frontier In Agent Based Complex Automated Negotiation

Author : Katsuhide Fujita
ISBN : 9784431555254
Genre : Computers
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This book focuses on automated negotiations based on multi-agent systems. It is intended for researchers and students in various fields involving autonomous agents and multi-agent systems, such as e-commerce tools, decision-making and negotiation support systems, and collaboration tools. The contents will help them to understand the concept of automated negotiations, negotiation protocols, negotiating agents’ strategies, and the applications of those strategies. In this book, some negotiation protocols focusing on the multiple interdependent issues in negotiations are presented, making it possible to find high-quality solutions for the complex agents’ utility functions. This book is a compilation of the extended versions of the very best papers selected from the many that were presented at the International Workshop on Agent-Based Complex Automated Negotiations.
Category: Computers

The Next Frontier

Author : David Cohen
ISBN : UOM:39015016123013
Genre : Fiscal policy
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Category: Fiscal policy

Death The Final Frontier

Author : Dr. Hattie J. Holman
ISBN : 9781491899960
Genre : Religion
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Death, The Final Frontier? is a concise scriptural explanation of death, the afterlife, and end-times. Most people have a fascination with what happens after we die. This book will give brief insight on the topic and encourage the readers to search God's Scriptures for more of His truth and revelation.
Category: Religion

Spaceships At The Final Frontier

Author : Rick Jackson
ISBN : 0890243174
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
File Size : 60.55 MB
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Build extraordinary Star Trek RM spacecraft models with this comprehensive project book, then learn how to light, mask, paint, detail, decal, and display your model. This is the only how-to book for Star Trek RM modelers.
Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Dataspace The Final Frontier

Author : Alan Sexton
ISBN : 9783642028434
Genre : Computers
File Size : 84.45 MB
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This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 26th British National Conference on Databases, BNCOD 26, held in Birmingham, UK, in July 2009. The 12 revised full papers, 2 short papers and 5 poster papers presented together with 2 keynote talks, 2 tutorial papers and summaries of 3 co-located workshops were carefully reviewed and selected from 33 submissions. The papers are organized in topical sections on data integration, warehousing and privacy; alternative data models; querying; and path queries and XML;data mining and privacy, data integration, stream and event data processing, and query processing and optimisation.
Category: Computers

International Regimes For The Final Frontier

Author : M. J. Peterson
ISBN : 0791483053
Genre : Science
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Examines the negotiations between nations that lead to international agreements regulating human activity in outer space. Neither rational choice theory, with its emphasis on interest calculation, nor sociological institutionalist theory, with its emphasis on identity-defined rule following, indicates how governments determine which of their multiple interests or identities are at stake in a particular situation or how they develop mutual comprehension of each other’s goals. International Regimes for the Final Frontier addresses these gaps by tracing how governments approach an unfamiliar issue—in this case, international agreements regulating human activity in outer space between 1958 and 1988—and examines three ways situation definitions channel governments’ approaches to issues or problems. M. J. Peterson is Professor of Political Science at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and is the author of Recognition of Governments: Legal Doctrine and State Practice, 1815–1995.
Category: Science

Special Events

Author : Joe Goldblatt
ISBN : 9780470449875
Genre : Business & Economics
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This book chronicles and champions the development, changes, and challenges faced by the global celebrations industry for event planners. New interviews are included with experienced event leaders to give a better understanding of the field. New chapters are included on green events, corporate social responsibility, and theoretical case studies. Event measurement, evaluation, and assessment topics are integrated throughout a number of the chapters. Over 200 new Web resources and appendices show how to save money, time, and improve the overall quality of an event. Event planners will also learn how technology may be harnessed to help them improve their events’ financial, quality, environmental and other strategic outcomes.
Category: Business & Economics

C S Lewis On The Final Frontier

Author : Sanford Schwartz
ISBN : 9780199888399
Genre : Religion
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Sanford Schwartz offers a penetrating new reading of Lewis's celebrated Space Trilogy. Taken together, Schwartz's readings call into question Lewis's self-styled image as a "dinosaur" out of step with the main currents of modern thought. Far from a simple struggle between an old-fashioned Christian humanism and a newfangled heresy, Lewis's Space Trilogy should be seen as the searching effort of a modern religious apologist to sustain and enrich the former through critical engagement with the latter.
Category: Religion

Legalizing Plural Marriage

Author : Mark Goldfeder
ISBN : 1611688353
Genre : Law
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Offers a legal and historical context for reforming family law and legalizing plural marriage
Category: Law