Commonwealth

Commonwealth
Author: Ann Patchett
Publsiher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2016-09-13
ISBN 10: 0062491814
ISBN 13: 9780062491817
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Commonwealth Book Review:

#1 New York Times Bestseller The acclaimed, bestselling author—winner of the PEN/Faulkner Award and the Orange Prize—tells the enthralling story of how an unexpected romantic encounter irrevocably changes two families’ lives. One Sunday afternoon in Southern California, Bert Cousins shows up at Franny Keating’s christening party uninvited. Before evening falls, he has kissed Franny’s mother, Beverly—thus setting in motion the dissolution of their marriages and the joining of two families. Spanning five decades, Commonwealth explores how this chance encounter reverberates through the lives of the four parents and six children involved. Spending summers together in Virginia, the Keating and Cousins children forge a lasting bond that is based on a shared disillusionment with their parents and the strange and genuine affection that grows up between them. When, in her twenties, Franny begins an affair with the legendary author Leon Posen and tells him about her family, the story of her siblings is no longer hers to control. Their childhood becomes the basis for his wildly successful book, ultimately forcing them to come to terms with their losses, their guilt, and the deeply loyal connection they feel for one another. Told with equal measures of humor and heartbreak, Commonwealth is a meditation on inspiration, interpretation, and the ownership of stories. It is a brilliant and tender tale of the far-reaching ties of love and responsibility that bind us together.

The Book of Dust The Secret Commonwealth Book of Dust Volume 2

The Book of Dust  The Secret Commonwealth  Book of Dust  Volume 2
Author: Philip Pullman
Publsiher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
Total Pages: 656
Release: 2020-11-03
ISBN 10: 0553510703
ISBN 13: 9780553510706
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Book of Dust The Secret Commonwealth Book of Dust Volume 2 Book Review:

Twenty-year-old college undergraduate Lyra is once again thrown together with Malcom Polstead, now a professor, after Lyra and her daemon, Pantalaimon, receive secrets from a dying man about a daemon-haunted city and the origins of Dust.

The Commonwealth Saga 2 Book Bundle

The Commonwealth Saga 2 Book Bundle
Author: Peter F. Hamilton
Publsiher: Del Rey
Total Pages: 1616
Release: 2014-07-15
ISBN 10: 0804180652
ISBN 13: 9780804180658
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Commonwealth Saga 2 Book Bundle Book Review:

Earning comparisons to such sci-fi/fantasy greats as Frank Herbert, Isaac Asimov, and George R. R. Martin, Peter F. Hamilton is a one-of-a-kind voice in space opera. His interstellar adventures are hugely ambitious, wildly entertaining, and philosophically stimulating. Now Hamilton’s centuries-spanning Commonwealth Saga—the linked novels Pandora’s Star and Judas Unchained—is available in one epic eBook bundle. Contains a thrilling preview of Peter F. Hamilton’s upcoming novel, The Abyss Beyond Dreams, set in the same universe as the Commonwealth Saga. PANDORA’S STAR JUDAS UNCHAINED 2380. The Intersolar Commonwealth, a sphere of stars, contains more than six hundred worlds interconnected by a web of transport “tunnels” known as wormholes. At the farthest edge of the Commonwealth, astronomer Dudley Bose observes the impossible: over one thousand light-years away, a star . . . disappears. Since the location is too distant to reach by wormhole, the Second Chance, a faster-than-light starship commanded by Wilson Kime, a five-times-rejuvenated ex-NASA pilot, is dispatched to learn what has occurred and whether it represents a threat. Opposed to the mission are the Guardians of Selfhood. Shortly after the journey begins, Kime wonders if the crew of the Second Chance has been infiltrated. But soon enough he will have other worries. Halfway across the galaxy, something truly incredible is waiting: a deadly discovery whose unleashing will threaten to destroy the Commonwealth . . . and humanity itself. Praise for the Commonwealth Saga Pandora’s Star “Should be high on everyone’s reading list . . . You won’t be able to put it down.”—Nancy Pearl, NPR “An imaginative and stunning tale of the perfect future threatened . . . a book of epic proportions not unlike Frank Herbert’s Dune or Isaac Asimov’s Foundation trilogy.”—SFRevu “Recommended . . . A large cast of characters, each with his own story, brings depth and variety to this far-future saga.”—Library Journal Judas Unchained “An interstellar suspense thriller . . . sweeping in scope and emotional range.”—San Antonio Express-News “Hamilton tackles SF the way George R. R. Martin is tackling fantasy. . . . There’s a sense of wonder here that’s truly unchained.”—SF Reviews “Richly satisfying . . . wonderfully imagined . . . Hamilton adroitly leaps from the struggles of one engaging, quirky character to another.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review)

Human Rights in Commonwealth Africa

Human Rights in Commonwealth Africa
Author: Rhoda E. Howard,Rhoda E. Howard-Hassmann
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield Pub Incorporated
Total Pages: 250
Release: 1986
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015011287847
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Human Rights in Commonwealth Africa Book Review:

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The Commonwealth and the European Union in the 21st Century

The Commonwealth and the European Union in the 21st Century
Author: Melanie Torrent,Virginie Roiron Roiron
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 145
Release: 2018-02-02
ISBN 10: 1317235916
ISBN 13: 9781317235910
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Commonwealth and the European Union in the 21st Century Book Review:

Should the United Kingdom remain a member of the European Union? Is the Commonwealth of Nations still relevant for its very diverse member states, ranging from small island states to Australia and India? In contemporary British politics, both organisations have come under fierce criticism, sometimes leading to hasty assessments of historical experiences and current policies. Given the fact that the United Kingdom, Cyprys and Malta are members of both organisations, and that ‘Brexit’ would have far-ranging consequences much beyond British shores, relations between the EU and the Commonwealth have featured surprisingly rarely in major debates of international policy. This edited volume suggests possible – and even desirable – connections between the two organisations by investing current contacts, fault lines, external critique and outside perspectives. Focusing on soft power, development, humanitarianism and modes of intervention, the authors investigate disputes over international norms and trade patterns. Through global approaches and specific case studies drawn from Asia, Africa and the Caribbean, they demonstrate where opportunities for international cooperation were missed and how useful partnerships might be found. The EU and the Commonwealth are undoubtedly very different organisations but distinctions can provide grounds for meaningful, relevant cooperation. More strategic dialogue between the Commonwealth and the EU, this volume agues, would be a valuable asset for the two international organisations, their member states and their citizens. This book was originally published as a special issue of The Round Table: The Commonwealth Journal of International Affairs.

Commonwealth Caribbean Contract Law

Commonwealth Caribbean Contract Law
Author: Gilbert Kodilinye,Maria Kodilinye
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 374
Release: 2013-10-08
ISBN 10: 1135047545
ISBN 13: 9781135047542
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Commonwealth Caribbean Contract Law Book Review:

The first textbook on Commonwealth Caribbean Contract law for undergraduate and sixth form students, Commonwealth Caribbean Contract Law is a new and unrivalled resource on the subject. This textbook utilises Caribbean Case Law and Statutory provisions to provide a clear and immersive path into the study of contract law from a Caribbean perspective. Encompassing topics that include misrepresentation, privity, and remedies, this book expertly introduces and explains the many aspects of contract law in the Caribbean. Written by a well-established textbook author and professor of law at Mona Campus, the textbook comprehensively covers all key principles of contractual obligations studied by undergraduate students, and is relevant to practitioners in a modern and accessible way. An invaluable reference, this book is essential reading for those with an academic or professional interest in contract law.

Commonwealth Caribbean Property Law

Commonwealth Caribbean Property Law
Author: Gilbert Kodilinye
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 300
Release: 2014-10-03
ISBN 10: 1317675762
ISBN 13: 9781317675761
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Commonwealth Caribbean Property Law Book Review:

Property law is concerned with a wider variety of rights, obligations and interests than most other areas of law, and can prove daunting to those studying the subject for the first time. Commonwealth Caribbean Property Law sets out in a clear and concise manner the central principles of the law of real property in the region, in order to guide students through this often complex core subject area. In this new edition, the book has been fully revised and updated to include important new case law from the various Caribbean jurisdictions and an expanded appendix of working documents. With comprehensive coverage of the main topics studied by undergraduates, such as Leases, Co-Ownership, Restrictive Covenants, Easements, Mortgages, and Land Sale, this textbook is essential reading for LLB students in Caribbean universities and students on CAPE Law courses. The extensive coverage of land law from a Caribbean perspective and analysis of the substantive laws of several jurisdictions will also make this text an invaluable reference tool for practitioners.

Commonwealth Caribbean Employment and Labour Law

Commonwealth Caribbean Employment and Labour Law
Author: Natalie G.S. Corthésy,Carla-Anne Harris-Roper
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 462
Release: 2014-07-17
ISBN 10: 1317701739
ISBN 13: 9781317701736
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Commonwealth Caribbean Employment and Labour Law Book Review:

This new edition to the series will provide an up-to-date textbook covering a wide-range of employment and labour law issues which affect the Commonwealth Caribbean. Initially the book will embark on a comparative analysis of employment and labour law in Jamaica, Trinidad and Barbados, as a reference point for distinguishing the laws of other Commonwealth Caribbean jurisdictions. The book will continue to examine how the law operates within the legal systems of the Caribbean, taking into account the umbilical link to British jurisprudence and the persuasive precedent of other Commonwealth jurisdictions, and the impact this has had on the growth and development of the area. Commonwealth Caribbean Employment and Labour Law will be essential reading for students enrolled on Employment Law, Discrimination and Dismissal Law courses in the Caribbean.

Commonwealth

Commonwealth
Author: Timothy M. Shaw
Publsiher: Psychology Press
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2008
ISBN 10: 9780415351218
ISBN 13: 0415351219
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Commonwealth Book Review:

The Commonwealth consists of only a quarter of the world's states and yet the Commonwealth Secretariat and Foundation have made and continue to make a significant contribution to global politics. Commonwealth is a superb examination of an often neglected but crucial force in world affairs. Timothy M. Shaw; explains the history, structure and future of the Commonwealth demonstrates the central role that the Commonwealth has played in advancing decolonization and supporting multiculturalism, democracy and human rights details the significant links between Commonwealth institutions and myriad networks concerned with education, development, gender, health, islands, literature, media and sport examines the Commonwealth within the context of wider debates about 'global' governance and globalization.

The First Commonwealth Division

The First Commonwealth Division
Author: Cyril Nelson Barclay
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 236
Release: 1954
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: STANFORD:36105120082784
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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People Flow

People Flow
Author: T. G. Veenkamp,Tom Bentley,Alessandra Buonfino
Publsiher: Demos
Total Pages: 124
Release: 2003
ISBN 10: 1841801089
ISBN 13: 9781841801087
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Moral Commonwealth

The Moral Commonwealth
Author: Philip Selznick
Publsiher: Univ of California Press
Total Pages: 550
Release: 1994-09-09
ISBN 10: 9780520089341
ISBN 13: 0520089340
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Moral Commonwealth Book Review:

Establishes the intellectual foundations of a new movement in American thought: communitarianism. Emerging in part as a response to the excesses of American individualism, communitarianism seeks to restore the balance between individual rights and social responsibilities.

The Commonwealth Games

The Commonwealth Games
Author: Brian Oliver
Publsiher: A&C Black
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2014-07-17
ISBN 10: 1472907329
ISBN 13: 9781472907325
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Commonwealth Games Book Review:

Journalist Brian Oliver brings to life phenomenal stories from around the world - heartwarming human interest tales of sport and life at the Commonwealth Games.

Commonwealth Caribbean Business Law

Commonwealth Caribbean Business Law
Author: Natalie Persadie,Rajendra Ramlogan
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 476
Release: 2015-07-30
ISBN 10: 1317688783
ISBN 13: 9781317688785
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Commonwealth Caribbean Business Law Book Review:

Now in its third edition, Commonwealth Caribbean Business Law continues to break away from the traditional English approach of treating business law primarily as the law of contract and agency. Taking a panoramic view, it explores the foundation of various legal systems before examining areas of legal liability that affect business activities. These include areas such as contract law, tort law, criminal law, agency and internet law which present significant challenges confronting the business sector. The book primarily targets the development of business law principles in several Caribbean Commonwealth jurisdictions but, where appropriate, also embraces the jurisprudence of other Commonwealth nations, such as the United Kingdom, Canada and Australia. It also explores the United States as a non-Commonwealth jurisdiction, given the increasing importance in the Caribbean of judicial pronouncements relating to internet law from this territory. Using excerpts from key judgments, the book allows students, particularly those with a non-legal background, to understand key legal principles for business as presented by the judiciary and draws parallels between legal theory and business practice.

Co Operative Commonwealth Federation

Co Operative Commonwealth Federation
Author: Source Wikipedia
Publsiher: University-Press.org
Total Pages: 72
Release: 2013-09
ISBN 10: 9781230563398
ISBN 13: 1230563393
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Co Operative Commonwealth Federation Book Review:

Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 32. Chapters: Co-operative Commonwealth Federation (Manitoba Section), Co-operative Commonwealth Federation (Ontario Section), David Lewis (politician), Eric A. Havelock, Eugene Forsey, F. R. Scott, Fairbanks-Morse Warehouse (Saskatoon), Frank Underhill, Ginger Group, League for Social Reconstruction, Leonard Marsh, Lloyd Shaw (socialist), Michel Chartrand, Parti social democratique du Quebec, Regina Manifesto, Winnipeg Declaration. Excerpt: David Lewis, (born David Losz; June 23, or October 1909 - May 23, 1981) was a Russian-born Canadian labour lawyer and social democratic politician. He was national secretary of the Co-operative Commonwealth Federation (CCF) from 1936 to 1950, and one of the key architects of the New Democratic Party (NDP) in 1961. In 1962, he was elected as the Member of Parliament (MP), in the Canadian House of Commons, for the York South electoral district. While an MP, he was elected the NDP's national leader, and served from 1971 until 1975. After his defeat in the 1974 federal election, he stepped down as leader and retired from politics. He spent his last years as a university professor at Carleton University, and as a travel correspondent for the Toronto Star. In retirement, he was named to the Order of Canada for his political service. After a lengthy battle with cancer, he died in Ottawa in 1981. Lewis' politics were heavily influenced by the Jewish Labour Bund, which contributed to his support of parliamentary democracy. He was an avowed anti-communist, and while a Rhodes Scholar prevented communist domination of the Oxford University Labour Club. In Canada, he played a major role in removing communist influence from the labour movement. In the CCF, he took the role of disciplinarian and dealt with internal organizational problems. He helped draft the Winnipeg Declaration, which moderated the...

Commonwealth

Commonwealth
Author: Daniel Judah Elazar
Publsiher: Lexington Books
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2001
ISBN 10: 9780739102367
ISBN 13: 0739102362
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Commonwealth Book Review:

The late Daniel J. Elazar was increasingly concerned with the distortions of democracy in contemporary society. In Commonwealth, he brought together a distinguished group of political scientists to examine the Swiss model of democracy, in its original emphasis on community, or the "commonwealth." Contributors to the volume take the Swiss model as a base from which to critique the liberal model, best exemplified by the United States. While it is admittedly the best contemporary example of liberal democracy, or "civil society," America also displays the problems of this model. The modern idea of communal democracy has almost completely disappeared from the United States, contributors argue. In incisive and cogent essays, they suggest that the modern idea of communal democracy may not just be an alternative but a needed antidote to many of the problems with the American system. The scholars gathered in this important collection explore the question of how to maintain both community and liberty while at the same time adjusting to changes in the scale of political organization needed for economic prosperity and defense. The results yield a unique perspective on contemporary democracy for political theorists and concerned lay readers alike.

Constitutionalism in Ireland 1932 1938

Constitutionalism in Ireland  1932   1938
Author: Donal K. Coffey
Publsiher: Palgrave Macmillan
Total Pages: 235
Release: 2018-05-31
ISBN 10: 9783319762364
ISBN 13: 3319762362
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Constitutionalism in Ireland 1932 1938 Book Review:

The first of two volumes, this book examines constitutionalism in Ireland in the 1930s. Donal K. Coffey places the document and its drafters in the context of a turbulent decade for the United Kingdom, the Commonwealth, and Europe. He considers a series of key issues leading up to its drafting, including the failure of the 1922 Constitution, the rise of nationalism in the 1920s and 1930s, and the abdication of Edward VIII. He sketches the drafting process, examines the roles of individual drafters and their intellectual influences, and considers the Constitution’s public reception, both domestically and internationally. This book illuminates a critical moment in Irish history and the confluence of national, Commonwealth, and international influences that gave rise to it, for scholars of Irish history as well as of legal, constitutional, and Commonwealth history more broadly.

Enhancing Legislative Drafting in the Commonwealth

Enhancing Legislative Drafting in the Commonwealth
Author: Helen Xanthaki
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2016-04-14
ISBN 10: 1317638417
ISBN 13: 9781317638414
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Enhancing Legislative Drafting in the Commonwealth Book Review:

The quality of legislation within the Commonwealth is an essential element of democracy and the rule of law. Although a neglected territory until recently, the legislative drafting debate is at the forefront of academic and professional fora at a Commonwealth and at a national level. This book brings to light the academic foundations of legislative quality and the many recent innovations deriving from Commonwealth jurisdictions. This book was based on a special issue of the Commonwealth Law Bulletin.

History of the Commonwealth and Protectorate 1649 1660 1649 1651

History of the Commonwealth and Protectorate  1649 1660  1649 1651
Author: Samuel Rawson Gardiner
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1894
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UVA:X000591075
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Commonwealth Secretariat and the Contemporary Commonwealth

The Commonwealth Secretariat and the Contemporary Commonwealth
Author: Margaret P. Doxey
Publsiher: New York : St. Martin's Press
Total Pages: 172
Release: 1989
ISBN 10: 9780312030728
ISBN 13: 031203072X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Commonwealth Secretariat and the Contemporary Commonwealth Book Review:

The book reviews the Secretariat's organization, resources and performance, explores the role of the Secretary-General and discusses problems of financial stringency and political strain over South Africa. It brings the Commonwealth as a whole into sharper profile and is directed to readers with a general interest in Commonwealth and international affairs as well as to specialists in international organization.