Waking the Asian Pacific Co operative Potential

Waking the Asian Pacific Co operative Potential
Author: Morris Altman,Anthony Jensen,Akira Kurimoto,Robby Tulus,Yashavantha Dongre,Seungkwon Jang
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 412
Release: 2020-06-21
ISBN 10: 0128166673
ISBN 13: 9780128166673
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Waking the Asian Pacific Co operative Potential Book Review:

Replete with case studies, Waking the Asian Pacific Cooperative Potential applies a novel theoretical framework to aid in understanding meaningful change in cooperative firms, mutual firms, collectives, and communes, focusing in particular on the underexamined Asia Pacific region. It explores the common, albeit competing, objectives of transformational cooperatives that deliver a range of social benefits and corporative coops where the cooperative exhibits the characteristics of a competitive investor firm. The book provides examples of successful cooperatives in eleven countries across the Asia Pacific and reviews the theoretical framework of cooperatives, including issues pertaining to socio-economic, politico-legal, and domestic and international factors. Waking the Asian Pacific Co-operative Potential provides early-career researchers and graduate students with a systematic resource of cooperatives in the Asia Pacific, highlighting core lessons from case studies regarding the ideal role of cooperatives in a modern economy and on the enabling factors of the role of the state, the market potential for scale-up, the mitigation of poverty, and civil society. Provides numerous case studies drawn from successful co-operative organizations across the Asia Pacific region Advances a theoretical framework to help readers access and understand the reasons for co-operative success in the Asia Pacific region Develops tools for practitioners to establish effective co-operatives and restructure them to optimal goals

Cooperatives and Social Innovation

Cooperatives and Social Innovation
Author: D. Rajasekhar,R. Manjula,T. Paranjothi
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 293
Release: 2020-10-27
ISBN 10: 9811588805
ISBN 13: 9789811588808
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cooperatives and Social Innovation Book Review:

This book discusses social innovations by cooperatives from the Asia and Pacific region. Social innovations emerge when the state and market in developing countries find it difficult to solve problems such as poverty, hunger, ill health, poor education systems, inadequate drinking water and poor sanitation. These countries also face barriers to economic growth such as climate change, poor governance, unequal opportunities and social exclusion. This volume therefore addresses the following questions. What are the distinctive features of social innovations by cooperatives? How social innovations bring in changes in the process and outcome of development? After presenting theories of social innovation and a critical review of cooperatives and social innovation, the book presents 15 chapters on social innovations by cooperatives in the Asia Pacific region. These social innovations are related to health insurance, community based tourism, disaster response, climate smart agriculture, use of social media for youth empowerment, training for the emergence of second-line leaders in cooperatives, social inclusion through innovative finance, profitable marketing of organic produce to strengthen economic status of small farmers, digital auction and value addition for income security of farmer members, collaboration between cooperative members and workers for the mutual benefit, worker cooperatives, women leadership and participation, building union-cooperative partnership in finance and rating of cooperatives to promote transparency and accountability. A chapter on innovative services of cooperatives during the time of Covid19 is also included. This volume will be quite significant for co-operators, researchers, teachers, practitioners and policy-makers at the global level. The theme is relevant for international development community and national cooperatives with concern for their communities, which is the seventh cooperative principle of International Cooperative Alliance and the Sustainable Development Goal of the UN.

Eleanor Park

Eleanor   Park
Author: Rainbow Rowell
Publsiher: St. Martin's Griffin
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2013-02-26
ISBN 10: 1250031214
ISBN 13: 9781250031211
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Eleanor Park Book Review:

#1 New York Times Best Seller! "Eleanor & Park reminded me not just what it's like to be young and in love with a girl, but also what it's like to be young and in love with a book."-John Green, The New York Times Book Review Bono met his wife in high school, Park says. So did Jerry Lee Lewis, Eleanor answers. I'm not kidding, he says. You should be, she says, we're 16. What about Romeo and Juliet? Shallow, confused, then dead. I love you, Park says. Wherefore art thou, Eleanor answers. I'm not kidding, he says. You should be. Set over the course of one school year in 1986, this is the story of two star-crossed misfits-smart enough to know that first love almost never lasts, but brave and desperate enough to try. When Eleanor meets Park, you'll remember your own first love-and just how hard it pulled you under. A New York Times Best Seller! A 2014 Michael L. Printz Honor Book for Excellence in Young Adult Literature Eleanor & Park is the winner of the 2013 Boston Globe Horn Book Award for Best Fiction Book. A Publishers Weekly Best Children's Book of 2013 A New York Times Book Review Notable Children's Book of 2013 A Kirkus Reviews Best Teen Book of 2013 An NPR Best Book of 2013

Tourism Risk Management for the Asia Pacific Region

Tourism Risk Management for the Asia Pacific Region
Author: Jeff Wilks,Stewart Moore
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 110
Release: 2004
ISBN 10: 9781920704759
ISBN 13: 1920704752
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Tourism Risk Management for the Asia Pacific Region Book Review:

Governments, industry representative groups and individual businesses are all seeking to develop improved management of risks so that potential crises can be avoided. This AICST report offers a broad coverage of risks related to tourism in the Asia Pacific region and strategic approaches to managing these risks. A comprehensive list of websites is provided on a separate CD-ROM [NOT AVAILABLE WITH PDF PURCHASE] recognising that this medium changes daily and the current list is only a sample of the material available on the Internet. This publication is also available for free download at www.crctourism.com.au

Why Ethical Behaviour is Good for the Economy

Why Ethical Behaviour is Good for the Economy
Author: Morris Altman
Publsiher: Edward Elgar Publishing
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2020-05-29
ISBN 10: 1782549455
ISBN 13: 9781782549451
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Why Ethical Behaviour is Good for the Economy Book Review:

This timely book offers a nuanced critique of the nudge narrative, and demonstrates why and how ethical behaviour can have significant positive economic and wellbeing outcomes. Morris Altman models a complex alternative to the expectations of ethical behaviour and shows how this behaviour can be consistent with competitive market economies, contrary to what conventional economic theory suggests.

Information Technologies for Newspaper Publishing in Asia and the Pacific

Information Technologies for Newspaper Publishing in Asia and the Pacific
Author: Unesco
Publsiher: UNESCO
Total Pages: 198
Release: 1997
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: UOM:39015041543763
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Information Technologies for Newspaper Publishing in Asia and the Pacific Book Review:

Aimed at newspaper personnel with minimal computer experience, this multi-author book studies the implications of information technology for Asia-Pacific journalists and draws on case-studies in the region involving the computerization and automation of newspaper publishing.

Assessing the Asia Pacific Rebalance

Assessing the Asia Pacific Rebalance
Author: David J. Berteau,Michael J. Green, Georgetown University,Zack Cooper
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 46
Release: 2014-12-22
ISBN 10: 144224058X
ISBN 13: 9781442240582
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Assessing the Asia Pacific Rebalance Book Review:

This report seeks to clarify the stated objectives of the US rebalance strategy, reviewing regional responses, and assessing the status of the rebalance, which is critical to reinforcing regional stability by strengthening US relationships, presence, and capabilities.

Alfalfa Management Guide

Alfalfa Management Guide
Author: Dan Undersander,Denis Cosgrove,Eileen Cullen,Craig Grau,Martin E. Rice,Mark Renz,Craig Sheaffer,Glen Shewmaker,Mark Sulc
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 64
Release: 2021-07-07
ISBN 10: 0891183477
ISBN 13: 9780891183471
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Alfalfa Management Guide Book Review:

Learn how to achieve top yields to maximize profits. This 2011 edition offers the latest information and strategies for alfalfa establishment, production, and harvest. Includes many color photos and charts.

Making Eye Health a Population Health Imperative

Making Eye Health a Population Health Imperative
Author: National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine,Health and Medicine Division,Board on Population Health and Public Health Practice,Committee on Public Health Approaches to Reduce Vision Impairment and Promote Eye Health
Publsiher: National Academies Press
Total Pages: 586
Release: 2017-01-15
ISBN 10: 0309439981
ISBN 13: 9780309439985
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Making Eye Health a Population Health Imperative Book Review:

The ability to see deeply affects how human beings perceive and interpret the world around them. For most people, eyesight is part of everyday communication, social activities, educational and professional pursuits, the care of others, and the maintenance of personal health, independence, and mobility. Functioning eyes and vision system can reduce an adult's risk of chronic health conditions, death, falls and injuries, social isolation, depression, and other psychological problems. In children, properly maintained eye and vision health contributes to a child's social development, academic achievement, and better health across the lifespan. The public generally recognizes its reliance on sight and fears its loss, but emphasis on eye and vision health, in general, has not been integrated into daily life to the same extent as other health promotion activities, such as teeth brushing; hand washing; physical and mental exercise; and various injury prevention behaviors. A larger population health approach is needed to engage a wide range of stakeholders in coordinated efforts that can sustain the scope of behavior change. The shaping of socioeconomic environments can eventually lead to new social norms that promote eye and vision health. Making Eye Health a Population Health Imperative: Vision for Tomorrow proposes a new population-centered framework to guide action and coordination among various, and sometimes competing, stakeholders in pursuit of improved eye and vision health and health equity in the United States. Building on the momentum of previous public health efforts, this report also introduces a model for action that highlights different levels of prevention activities across a range of stakeholders and provides specific examples of how population health strategies can be translated into cohesive areas for action at federal, state, and local levels.

World Social Report 2020

World Social Report 2020
Author: Department of Economic and Social Affairs
Publsiher: United Nations
Total Pages: 216
Release: 2020-02-14
ISBN 10: 9210043677
ISBN 13: 9789210043670
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

World Social Report 2020 Book Review:

This report examines the links between inequality and other major global trends (or megatrends), with a focus on technological change, climate change, urbanization and international migration. The analysis pays particular attention to poverty and labour market trends, as they mediate the distributional impacts of the major trends selected. It also provides policy recommendations to manage these megatrends in an equitable manner and considers the policy implications, so as to reduce inequalities and support their implementation.

Iron Widow

Iron Widow
Author: Xiran Jay Zhao
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2021-09-21
ISBN 10: 0735269947
ISBN 13: 9780735269941
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Iron Widow Book Review:

An instant #1 New York Times bestseller! Pacific Rim meets The Handmaid's Tale in this blend of Chinese history and mecha science fiction for YA readers. The boys of Huaxia dream of pairing up with girls to pilot Chrysalises, giant transforming robots that can battle the mecha aliens that lurk beyond the Great Wall. It doesn't matter that the girls often die from the mental strain. When 18-year-old Zetian offers herself up as a concubine-pilot, it's to assassinate the ace male pilot responsible for her sister's death. But she gets her vengeance in a way nobody expected—she kills him through the psychic link between pilots and emerges from the cockpit unscathed. She is labeled an Iron Widow, a much-feared and much-silenced kind of female pilot who can sacrifice boys to power up Chrysalises instead.​ To tame her unnerving yet invaluable mental strength, she is paired up with Li Shimin, the strongest and most controversial male pilot in Huaxia​. But now that Zetian has had a taste of power, she will not cower so easily. She will miss no opportunity to leverage their combined might and infamy to survive attempt after attempt on her life, until she can figure out exactly why the pilot system works in its misogynist way—and stop more girls from being sacrificed.

Unleashing the potential

Unleashing the potential
Author: Marope, P.T.M.,Chakroun, B.,Holmes, K.P.
Publsiher: UNESCO Publishing
Total Pages: 225
Release: 2015-05-26
ISBN 10: 9231000918
ISBN 13: 9789231000911
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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International Relations Theory and the Asia Pacific

International Relations Theory and the Asia Pacific
Author: G. John Ikenberry,Michael Mastanduno,Professor Michael Mastanduno
Publsiher: Columbia University Press
Total Pages: 450
Release: 2003
ISBN 10: 0231125909
ISBN 13: 9780231125901
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

International Relations Theory and the Asia Pacific Book Review:

What tools will international relations theorists need to understand the complex relationship among China, Japan, and the United States as the three powers shape the economic and political future of this crucial region? Some of the best and most innovative scholars in international relations and Asian area studies gather here with the working premise that stability in the broader Asia-Pacific region is in large part a function of the behavior of, and relationships among, these three major powers.

New Free Trade Agreements in the Asia Pacific

New Free Trade Agreements in the Asia Pacific
Author: C. Dent
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 313
Release: 2006-07-11
ISBN 10: 0230627919
ISBN 13: 9780230627918
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

New Free Trade Agreements in the Asia Pacific Book Review:

This book studies the main causes, consequences and nature of the Asia-Pacific's new free trade agreement (FTA) trend, and its implications for the global economy. It explores the FTA policies of the region's trade powers and offers conceptual and theoretical perspectives on the relationship between economic bilateralism and regionalism.

Communities in Action

Communities in Action
Author: National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine,Health and Medicine Division,Board on Population Health and Public Health Practice,Committee on Community-Based Solutions to Promote Health Equity in the United States
Publsiher: National Academies Press
Total Pages: 582
Release: 2017-04-27
ISBN 10: 0309452961
ISBN 13: 9780309452960
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Communities in Action Book Review:

In the United States, some populations suffer from far greater disparities in health than others. Those disparities are caused not only by fundamental differences in health status across segments of the population, but also because of inequities in factors that impact health status, so-called determinants of health. Only part of an individual's health status depends on his or her behavior and choice; community-wide problems like poverty, unemployment, poor education, inadequate housing, poor public transportation, interpersonal violence, and decaying neighborhoods also contribute to health inequities, as well as the historic and ongoing interplay of structures, policies, and norms that shape lives. When these factors are not optimal in a community, it does not mean they are intractable: such inequities can be mitigated by social policies that can shape health in powerful ways. Communities in Action: Pathways to Health Equity seeks to delineate the causes of and the solutions to health inequities in the United States. This report focuses on what communities can do to promote health equity, what actions are needed by the many and varied stakeholders that are part of communities or support them, as well as the root causes and structural barriers that need to be overcome.

Worker Cooperatives and Revolution

Worker Cooperatives and Revolution
Author: Chris Wright
Publsiher: Booklocker
Total Pages: 260
Release: 2014-08-20
ISBN 10: 1632634325
ISBN 13: 9781632634320
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Worker Cooperatives and Revolution Book Review:

Since the financial crisis of 2008 and the global popular protests of 2011, more people have begun to wonder and speculate: what’s next for civilization? The economic, social, and political status quo seems unsustainable, but what can emerge to take its place? In this book, a historian examines the past and present to argue that the seeds of a more humane society are already being planted, on local and international scales. Whether they will bear fruit depends, ultimately, on grassroots initiative. Focusing on the new worker cooperative movement in the West, this study not only contains the first systematic discussion of the solidarity economy in the light of Marxist theory; it also introduces a major revision of Marxism that both updates it for the twenty-first century and illuminates our historical moment. It includes an analysis of the history of cooperatives in the U.S., showing where they went wrong and how we can correct their past mistakes. It has a case-study of the successful new worker-owned business New Era Windows in Chicago, which has been celebrated internationally for its defiance of conventional paradigms. And it shows a way out of the age-old conflict between Marxism and anarchism, arguing that both are more relevant now than they have ever been. Which is to say: a gradualist “revolution” is, for the first time, within the realm of possibility.

Families Caring for an Aging America

Families Caring for an Aging America
Author: National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine,Health and Medicine Division,Board on Health Care Services,Committee on Family Caregiving for Older Adults
Publsiher: National Academies Press
Total Pages: 366
Release: 2016-11-08
ISBN 10: 0309448093
ISBN 13: 9780309448093
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Families Caring for an Aging America Book Review:

Family caregiving affects millions of Americans every day, in all walks of life. At least 17.7 million individuals in the United States are caregivers of an older adult with a health or functional limitation. The nation's family caregivers provide the lion's share of long-term care for our older adult population. They are also central to older adults' access to and receipt of health care and community-based social services. Yet the need to recognize and support caregivers is among the least appreciated challenges facing the aging U.S. population. Families Caring for an Aging America examines the prevalence and nature of family caregiving of older adults and the available evidence on the effectiveness of programs, supports, and other interventions designed to support family caregivers. This report also assesses and recommends policies to address the needs of family caregivers and to minimize the barriers that they encounter in trying to meet the needs of older adults.

Pre Incident Indicators of Terrorist Incidents

Pre Incident Indicators of Terrorist Incidents
Author: Brent L. Smith
Publsiher: DIANE Publishing
Total Pages: 539
Release: 2011-01
ISBN 10: 1437930611
ISBN 13: 9781437930610
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Pre Incident Indicators of Terrorist Incidents Book Review:

This is a print on demand edition of a hard to find publication. Explores whether sufficient data exists to examine the temporal and spatial relationships that existed in terrorist group planning, and if so, could patterns of preparatory conduct be identified? About one-half of the terrorists resided, planned, and prepared for terrorism relatively close to their eventual target. The terrorist groups existed for 1,205 days from the first planning meeting to the date of the actual/planned terrorist incident. The planning process for specific acts began 2-3 months prior to the terrorist incident. This study examined selected terrorist groups/incidents in the U.S. from 1980-2002. It provides for the potential to identify patterns of conduct that might lead to intervention prior to the commission of the actual terrorist incidents. Illustrations.

Live Long and Prosper

Live Long and Prosper
Author: World Bank
Publsiher: World Bank Publications
Total Pages: 284
Release: 2015-12-10
ISBN 10: 1464804702
ISBN 13: 9781464804700
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Live Long and Prosper Book Review:

Aging is a challenge which countries in East Asia and Pacific (EAP) regions are grappling with or will soon confront. It raises many questions for policymakers ranging from potential macroeconomic impacts, to fiscal challenges of supporting pension, health and long-term care systems, and labor market implications as countries seek to promote productive aging. The urgency of the aging challenge varies across the region, but it will confront all EAP countries in time and early preparation is essential to avoid the missteps of other regions. Live Long and Prosper discusses the societal and public policy challenges and reform options for EAP countries as they address aging. It aims to strike a balance between aging optimists and pessimists. On the one hand, the impacts of aging on growth, labor markets and public spending are not the unavoidable catastrophe often feared. However, minimizing the downside risks of aging and ensuring healthy and productive aging will require proactive public policy, political leadership, and new mindsets across society. The report reviews the evidence on demographic transition in EAP and its potential macroeconomic impact. It addresses the current policy environment including pensions and social security, health, and long-term care and labor markets to assess the risks of 'business as usual'. It also suggests policy directions to promote healthy and productive aging in EAP, and emphasizes that aging is not just about older people, but requires policy and behavioral change across the life cycle.

Edible Insects

Edible Insects
Author: Arnold van Huis,Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Publsiher: Food & Agriculture Org
Total Pages: 187
Release: 2013
ISBN 10: 9789251075951
ISBN 13: 9251075956
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Edible Insects Book Review:

Edible insects have always been a part of human diets, but in some societies there remains a degree of disdain and disgust for their consumption. Insects offer a significant opportunity to merge traditional knowledge and modern science to improve human food security worldwide. This publication describes the contribution of insects to food security and examines future prospects for raising insects at a commercial scale to improve food and feed production, diversify diets, and support livelihoods in both developing and developed countries. Edible insects are a promising alternative to the conventional production of meat, either for direct human consumption or for indirect use as feedstock. This publication will boost awareness of the many valuable roles that insects play in sustaining nature and human life, and it will stimulate debate on the expansion of the use of insects as food and feed.