Vicious Circle

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Vicious Circle

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Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0698410076

Genre: Fiction

Page: 384

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Book Summary: The past comes back to haunt game warden Joe Pickett and his family with devastating effect in this thrilling novel from #1 New York Times–bestselling author C. J. Box. The plane circled in the dark. Joe Pickett could just make out down below a figure in the snow and timber, and then three other figures closing in. There was nothing he could do about it. And Joe knew that he might be their next target. The Cates family had always been a bad lot. Game warden Joe Pickett had been able to strike a fierce blow against them when the life of his daughter April had been endangered, but he’d always wondered if there’d be a day of reckoning. He’s not wondering any longer. Joe knows they’re coming after him and his family now. He has his friend Nate by his side, but will that be enough this time? All he can do is prepare...and wait for them to make the first move.


Vicious Circle

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Vicious Circle

Author: Mike Carey

Publisher: Orbit

ISBN: 9780446537605

Genre: Fiction

Page: 592

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Book Summary: Author of The Girl With All the Gifts Mike Carey presents the second book in his hip supernatural thriller series featuring freelance exorcist Felix Castor. Felix Castor has reluctantly returned to exorcism after a successful case convinces him that he really can do some good with his abilities---"good," of course, being a relative term when dealing with the undead. His friend Rafi is still possessed, the succubus Ajulutsikael (Juliet to her friends) still technically has a contract on him, and he's still dirt poor. Doing some consulting for the local cops helps pay the bills, but Castor needs a big private job to really fill the hole in his bank account. That's what he needs. What he gets is a seemingly insignificant "missing ghost" case that inexorably drags him and his loved ones into the middle of a horrific plot to raise one of hell's fiercest demons. When satanists, stolen spirits, sacrifice farms, and haunted churches all appear on the same police report, the name Felix Castor can't be too far behind...


Securitization of Islam: A Vicious Circle

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Securitization of Islam: A Vicious Circle

Author: Kathrin Lenz-Raymann

Publisher: transcript Verlag

ISBN: 3839429048

Genre: Political Science

Page: 324

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Book Summary: Diverse Islamic groups have triggered a »revival of Islam« in Central Asia in the last decades. As a result, there has been a general securitization of Islam by the governments: not only do they combat the terrorist Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan but also outlaw popular groups such as the Gülen movement. However, strong repression of religion might lead to radicalization. Kathrin Lenz-Raymann tests this hypothesis with an agent-based computer simulation and enriches her study with interviews with international experts, leaders of political Islam and representatives of folk Islam. She concludes that ensuring religious rights is essential for national security.


Women's Perspectives on Drugs and Alcohol: The Vicious Circle

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Women's Perspectives on Drugs and Alcohol: The Vicious Circle

Author: Pamela Raine

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 135174092X

Genre: Social Science

Page: 154

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Book Summary: This title was first published in 2001. This text explores a number of questions concerning women's problem drug use and drinking. It details findings from research which examined the type of problems women experience; how, why and by whom a woman's substance abuse becomes identified as a problem; and what happens when they seek help. The author recognizes the centrality of gender and gender relationships and aims to go beyond the traditional view of gender that has been put foward in relation to substance abuse. She explores the complexities of gender as a process and an institution, and the subtle ways it infiltrates the lives of users. On a theoretical level, Pamela Raine introduces her ideas into a field where women have traditionally been the underdogs. She offers a thorough account of women's problematic experiences with alcohol and drugs, and consciously allows the voices of these women to come through. In turn, these voices are contextualized by key themes. For example, the substances created chaos in the lives of female users, while complex mechanisms of social control shaped their gendered experiences of these substances. Help-seeking responses of professionals and the advantages and disadvantages of treatment are contextualized as key areas in these gendered experiences. Finally, Raine makes recommendations matching the results of her research. The reader should learn how gender influences the ways in which users co-ordinate their space, their time, their substances, community resources, and others (whether other users, relatives, families or carers).


The Rage

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The Rage

Author: Julia Ebner

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1786732890

Genre: Political Science

Page: 272

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Book Summary: The early twenty-first century has been defined by a rise in Islamist radicalisation and a concurrent rise in far right extremism. This book explores the interaction between the 'new' far right and Islamist extremists and considers the consequences for the global terror threat. Julia Ebner argues that far right and Islamist extremist narratives - 'The West is at war with Islam' and 'Muslims are at war with the West' - complement each other perfectly, making the two extremes rhetorical allies and building a spiralling torrent of hatred - 'The Rage'. By looking at extremist movements both online and offline, she shows how far right and Islamist extremists have succeeded in penetrating each other's echo chambers as a result of their mutually useful messages. Based on first-hand interviews, this book introduces readers to the world of reciprocal radicalisation and the hotbeds of extremism that have developed - with potentially disastrous consequences - in the UK, Europe and the US.


Vicious Circle

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Vicious Circle

Author: Robert Littell

Publisher: ABRAMS

ISBN: 1590208307

Genre: Fiction

Page: 304

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Book Summary: “A searing, thrilling, intelligent and often blackly funny book . . . [by] the finest American writer of espionage fiction” (John Connolly, #1 internationally-bestselling author of Woman in the Woods). Under the leadership of a visionary woman president of the United States, the global community brokers a major compromise between Israel and the Palestinian authority in the hopes of snuffing out the violent flash-point that fuels the flames of global terrorism. But then, Isaac Apfulbaum, a well-known fundamentalist rabbi, is taken hostage by Dr. al-Saath, a legendary Palestinian terrorist, who demands the release of several Palestinian prisoners in exchange for his captive. As Israel coaxes Elihu—a former Mossad officer—out of retirement to hunt down the terrorist who motivated his final mission, al-Saath and Apfulbaum find themselves building an extraordinary relationship between hostage taker and hostage: parallels between these two battle-hardened partisans become the bonds that could lead to reconciliation. But the Mossad strike team is closing in . . . Ferociously suspenseful and brilliantly topical, Vicious Circle is a thriller that, like The Company before it, breaks down an entire culture of violence into the corrupted consciences that embody it. “Muscularly plotted suspense.” —The Washington Post “A tale to hold its own with . . . John le Carré’s The Little Drummer Girl . . . and Robert Stone’s Damascus Gate.” —Booklist (starred review) “[A] suspenseful and serious thriller.” —Kirkus Reviews (starred review)


Those in Peril

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Those in Peril

Author: Wilbur Smith

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1499861192

Genre: Fiction

Page: 398

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Book Summary: The first Hector Cross thriller The first Hector Cross thriller "He mounted his assault rifle to his shoulder and fired a three-shot burst into the thorn bush. The man who had been lying behind it leaped to his feet. He was turbaned and cloaked with his AK-47 slung over his shoulder and a small black box in his hand, from which dangled the thin red insulated cable. 'Bomb!' Hector screamed. 'Heads down!'" Some debts can only be paid in blood... When Hazel Bannock, billionaire oil tycoon, discovers her daughter has been kidnapped by Al Qaeda pirates just off the coast of Somalia, she uses all the power at her disposal to rescue her daughter but politics and diplomacy fail her at every turn. Her only hope is her ex-military head of security, Hector Cross, an expert in surveillance, infiltration and combat. For all Hazel's connections and wealth, Cross is the one man who is offering to find her daughter and bring her home. Hazel and Cross must work together to bring Cayla home, but neither of them realise that the kidnappers are not merely interested in ransom -- what they have planned is far, far worse...


Positive Development

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Positive Development

Author: Janis Birkeland

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136559442

Genre: Nature

Page: 432

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Book Summary: Janis Birkeland presents the innovative new paradigm of 'Positive Development' in which the built environment provides greater life quality, health, amenity and safety for all without sacrificing resources or money. With a different form of design, development itself can become a 'sustainability solution'. A cornerstone of this new paradigm is the eco-retrofitting of the vast urban fabric we already inhabit. The author presents a revolutionary new tool called SmartMode to achieve this end. This book challenges everyone working in or studying the areas of sustainable development, planning, architecture or the built environment to rethink their current ideas and practices.


Vicious Circle

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Vicious Circle

Author: Linda Robertson

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781439163634

Genre: Fiction

Page: 384

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Book Summary: A Simon & Schuster eBook. Simon & Schuster has a great book for every reader.


The Sudoku Effect: Universities in the Vicious Circle of Bureaucracy

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The Sudoku Effect: Universities in the Vicious Circle of Bureaucracy

Author: Stefan Kühl

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3319040871

Genre: Education

Page: 92

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Book Summary: This book shows that the introduction of the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS) of credit points as a new accounting unit at universities has led to increased bureaucracy and the schoolmaster-style regimentation of Bachelor’s and Master’s courses. It explains how, due to the pressure of having to plan every single working hour of studying in advance, a ‘Sudoku Effect’ is created by the necessity to combine courses, exams and modules in such a way that the points ‘add up’. An unintentional side effect of the introduction of the ECTS, the Sudoku Effect has led to more classroom style teaching, an inflation of exams and fewer choices available to students. It has resulted in such complex and contradictory guidelines for the planning of the curriculum that the values attributed to the higher education reform can often only be realised if the rules for Bachelor’s and Master’s programmes are ignored, or at least stretched, in practice. The book describes how the reaction to this situation is the continuous further refinement of the complicated rules rather than their abolishment.


The Stars Below (Vega Jane, Book 4)

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The Stars Below (Vega Jane, Book 4)

Author: David Baldacci

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 133826396X

Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 448

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Book Summary: THIS. MEANS. WAR. The explosive conclusion to David Baldacci's instant #1 worldwide bestselling and award-winning fantasy series.


Transitions to Good Governance

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Transitions to Good Governance

Author: Alina Mungiu-Pippidi,Michael Johnston

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 1786439158

Genre: ,

Page: 320

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Book Summary: Why have so few countries managed to leave systematic corruption behind, while in many others modernization is still a mere façade? How do we escape the trap of corruption, to reach a governance system based on ethical universalism? In this unique book, Alina Mungiu-Pippidi and Michael Johnston lead a team of eminent researchers on an illuminating path towards deconstructing the few virtuous circles in contemporary governance. The book combines a solid theoretical framework with quantitative evidence and case studies from around the world. While extracting lessons to be learned from the success cases covered, Transitions to Good Governance avoids being prescriptive and successfully contributes to the understanding of virtuous circles in contemporary good governance.


Anxiety and Substance Use Disorders

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Anxiety and Substance Use Disorders

Author: Sherry H. Stewart,Patricia Conrod

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780387742908

Genre: Psychology

Page: 276

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Book Summary: Disorders of anxiety and substance use are, for some reason, rarely treated in an integrated fashion by professionals. This timely volume addresses this glaring omission with dispatches from the frontlines of research and treatment. Thirty-four international experts offer findings, theories, and intervention strategies for this common form of dual disorder, across a range of substances and of anxiety disorders, to give the reader comprehensive knowledge in a practical format.


Hallowed Circle

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Hallowed Circle

Author: Linda Robertson

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781439166574

Genre: Fiction

Page: 384

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Book Summary: And you think beauty pageants are scary? Persephone Alcmedi has been persuaded to compete for the position of High Priestess of the Cleveland, Ohio, coven -- now that the former priestess, Vivian Diamond, has strangely gone missing. Unfortunately, there are a few small problems with the idea. Not only does Seph know rather more about Vivian's disappearance than the other witches realize, but the epic struggle she's just survived has left her with some highly unusual powers -- ones that could be dangerous to reveal. Despite her reluctance, she agrees to participate, if only to prevent snooty Hunter Hopewell, an obnoxious but talented witch, from ending up in the winner's circle. Can Seph hide her secrets -- including her connection to the master vampire-wizard Menessos -- from the terrifyingly wise judges? Plus, there's her rock 'n' roll werewolf boyfriend, Johnny, and some angry fairies to deal with.... Once the competition begins, a finalist turns up dead. It looks as if one of the contestants is willing to do anything -- including murder -- to win. Suddenly Seph has even more on her plate than she thought: from solving a murder to working out what her new powers really are...and exactly why they're creating so much havoc in her love life.


The Political Economy of Innovation Development

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The Political Economy of Innovation Development

Author: Iurii Bazhal

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319548522

Genre: Business & Economics

Page: 137

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Book Summary: This book finds that the R&D and technological innovation of a country is not a result, but a factor, of sustained economic growth. Bazhal develops Schumpeter's theory to argue that genuine economic growth - especially in transitioning and developing countries - is only possible with innovation. With a particular focus on the work of Ukrainian economists, Tugan-Batanobvsky and Vernadsky, the text seeks to move the discipline forward and explain why innovation has become a primary factor of economic development in recent decades and why its role will become even more dominant in the future. Chapters interrogate whether modern economic theory can explain how we ensure the effective functioning of the market economy. The book shows that explanations of economists and politicians regarding the nature of the current economic and financial crisis, and the causes of huge gaps in levels of wealth in market economies, demonstrates that there are not enough satisfactory answers to this question.


Vicious Circle

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Vicious Circle

Author: Elle E. Ire

Publisher: DSP Publications

ISBN: 1644054434

Genre: Fiction

Page: 251

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Book Summary: When sweet and attractive Kila asks Cor to eliminate her abusive brother, Cor is more than willing to take the contract, but things aren’t what they seem, and for an assassin, trust and love aren’t easy to give.


Vicious Circle

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Vicious Circle

Author: Wilbur Smith

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1499861230

Genre: Fiction

Page: 447

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Book Summary: The second Hector Cross thriller The second Hector Cross thriller 'The stench of death follows you, Hector Cross. You are as loathsome as the black hyena. I curse you to your grave, and I shall spit upon it when at last they lay you in it" It's like a nightmare but he's wide awake... When Hector Cross' pregnant wife is shot, he believes the terrorists who nearly destroyed his life have returned to finish the job when he now has so much more to lose. But as he follows the trail across the globe and right back home to London, a new more terrifying battle begins. For there are worse things in Cross' world than terrorist kidnappers, and those evils are set on obliterating everything Cross holds most dear. Can he save those he loves -- or will he pay the ultimate price for someone else's mistakes?


Precarious Employment

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Precarious Employment

Author: Vosko

Publisher: McGill-Queen\'s Press - MQUP

ISBN: 0773585192

Genre: Political Science

Page: 500

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Book Summary: This interdisciplinary volume offers a multifaceted picture of precarious employment and the ways in which its principal features are reinforced or challenged by laws, policies, and labour market institutions, including trade unions and community organizations. Contributors develop more fully the concept of precarious employment and critique outmoded notions of standard and nonstandard employment. The product of a five-year Community-University Research Alliance, the volume aims to foster new social, statistical, legal, political, and economic understandings of precarious employment and to advance strategies for improving the quality and conditions of work and health. Contributors include John Anderson (Canadian Council on Social Development), Pat Armstrong (York University), James Beaton (York University), Stéphanie Bernstein (University of Québec at Montréal), Jan Borowy (Ontario Public Sector Employees' Union), Cynthia Cranford (University of Toronto), Tania Das Gupta (York University), Alice de Wolff (Independent Researcher, Toronto), Andrew Jackson (Canadian Labour Congress), Andrew King (United Steel Workers of America), Kate Laxer (York University), Wayne Lewchuk (McMaster University), Katherine Lippel (University of Québec at Montréal), Chris Schenk (Ontario Federation of Labour), Michael Polanyi (Canadian Ecumenical Justice Initiatives), Emile Tompa (McMaster University and University of Toronto), Heather Scott (University of Toronto and Institute for Work and Health [IWH]), Scott Trevithick (University of Toronto and IWH), Sudipa Bhattacharyya (IWH), Eric Tucker (York University), and Nancy Zukewich (Statistics Canada).


The Vicious Circle

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The Vicious Circle

Author: Nomis

Publisher: Partridge Publishing Singapore

ISBN: 1543744435

Genre: Fiction

Page: 536

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Book Summary: David is an inmate at a federal camp in Florida. Seven years ago, he was arrested on his return from Switzerland faced charges of conspiracy to counterfeit. The jury found him guilty and sentenced him to ten years in prison. He once had the chance to be freed, but a vindictive judge overturned his appeal. Now David only has eighteen months to go. Over the course of his incarceration, David has written many books. His most recent is a novel called The Diary of a Prime Minister of Israel. In the story, David is the prime minister. He successfully wins a global war and meets the woman of his dreams, Sarah. His character eventually retires to spend the remainder of his life with his loving wife. Of course, the war and Sarah are mere figments of David’s imagination—until he gets hit on the head in prison. When he wakes, David is no longer able to differentiate between fiction and reality. He doesn’t understand why he’s behind bars. And where is the love of his life? He now lives within a vicious cycle, trapped not only in jail but in his own mind as well. Will David ever find a way to escape?


Vicious Circle

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Vicious Circle

Author: Margie Garrett

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781463411534

Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

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Book Summary: There have been many books written on Crohn's Disease and Depression, but has anyone really wrote about the two together and the affects that one can have with the other. This book tells my story about how Crohn's disease affects my depression and how my depression with all of the struggles that I have in my life also affects my Crohn's Disease. Lets' face it, stress and depression is a known fact to affect your health, but when you have a disease like Crohn's that has no cure, the depression becomes even more severe. I am hoping that my book will enlighten others eyes as to how Crohn's Disease and Depression actually affects peoples lives. I also hope that if you are suffering with either of these illnesses that you can relate to some or all of my story and know that you are not alone in your daily struggles for a hope for a brighter future and a cure for Crohn's Disease