The Picture of Dorian Gray

Titre : The Picture of Dorian Gray
Auteur : Oscar Wilde
Éditeur : Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN-13 : 0192833650
Libération : 1998-01

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With an Introduction and Notes by John M.L. Drew, University of Buckingham.

Hagakure

Titre : Hagakure
Auteur : Yamamoto Tsunetomo
Éditeur : Kodansha International
ISBN-13 : 4770029160
Libération : 2002

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This treatise comprises the authentic relections of a 17th-century Samurai warrior on the character of martial life and death. It aims to be an invaluable guide to the disciplines of thought and practice required of the serious martial artist. Hagakure ('In the Shadow of Leaves') is a manual for the samurai classes consisting of a series of short anecdotes and reflections that give both insight and instruction-in the philosophy and code of behavior that foster the true spirit of Bushido-the Way of the Warrior. It is not a book of philosophy as most would understand the word:

Systeme de la Mode

Titre : Systeme de la Mode
Auteur : Roland Barthes
Éditeur : Univ of California Press
ISBN-13 : 0520071778
Libération : 1983

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On semiotics, fashion and philosophy

The Sociology of Social Work

Titre : The Sociology of Social Work
Auteur : Martin Davies
Éditeur : Taylor & Francis
ISBN-13 : 0415043573
Libération : 1991-01

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Although there have been previous titles designed to introduce social work students to sociology as a relevant discipline, this book actually focuses on social work as a subject for sociological analysis.

Between Facts and Norms

Titre : Between Facts and Norms
Auteur : J?rgen Habermas
Éditeur : John Wiley & Sons
ISBN-13 : 9780745694269
Libération : 2015-10-08

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This is Habermas's long awaited work on law, democracy and the modern constitutional state in which he develops his own account of the nature of law and democracy.

Semantics Culture and Cognition

Titre : Semantics Culture and Cognition
Auteur : Anna Wierzbicka
Éditeur : Oxford University Press
ISBN-13 : 9780195360912
Libération : 1992-10-22

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Not everything that can be said in one language can be said in another. The lexicons of different languages seem to suggest different conceptual universes. Investigating cultures from a universal, language-independent perspective, this book rejects analytical tools derived from the English language and Anglo culture and proposes instead a "natural semantic metalanguage" formulated in English words but based on lexical universals. The outcome of two and a half decades of research, the metalanguage is made up of universal semantic primitives in terms of which all meanings--including the most culture-specific ones--can be described and compared in a precise and illuminating way. Integrating insights from linguistics, cultural anthropology, and cognitive psychology, and written in simple, non-technical language, Semantics, Culture, and Cognition is accessible not only to scholars and students, but also to the general reader interested in semantics and the relationship between language and culture.

Collaborating to Manage

Titre : Collaborating to Manage
Auteur : Robert Agranoff
Éditeur : Georgetown University Press
ISBN-13 : 9781589019171
Libération : 2012-08-06

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Collaborating to Manage captures the basic ideas and approaches to public management in an era where government must partner with external organizations as well as other agencies to work together to solve difficult public problems. In this primer, Robert Agranoff examines current and emergent approaches and techniques in intergovernmental grants and regulation management, purchase-of-service contracting, networking, public/nonprofit partnerships and other lateral arrangements in the context of the changing public agency. As he steers the reader through various ways of coping with such organizational richness, Agranoff offers a deeper look at public management in an era of shared public program responsibility within governance. Geared toward professionals working with the new bureaucracy and for students who will pursue careers in the public or non-profit sectors, Collaborating to Manage is a student-friendly book that contains many examples of real-world practices, lessons from successful cases, and summaries of key principles for collaborative public management.

Civic Innovation in America

Titre : Civic Innovation in America
Auteur : Carmen Sirianni
Éditeur : Univ of California Press
ISBN-13 : 0520926005
Libération : 2001-07-01

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In this book, two leading experts on community action provide the first scholarly examination of the civic renewal movement that has emerged in the United States in recent decades. Sirianni Friedland examine civic innovation since the 1960s as social learning in four arenas (community organizing/development, civic environmentalism, community health, and public journalism), and they link local efforts to broader networks and to the development of "public policy for democracy." They also explore the emergence of a movement for civic renewal that builds upon the civic movements in these four arenas. In contrast to some recent studies that stress broad indicators of civic decline, this study analyzes innovation as a long process of social learning within specific institutional and policy domains with complex challenges and cross-currents. It draws upon analytical frameworks of social capital, policy learning, organizational learning, regulatory culture, democratic theory, and social movement theory. The study is based upon interviews with more than 400 innovative practitioners, as well as extensive field observation, case study, action research, and historical analysis.

Deepening Democracy

Titre : Deepening Democracy
Auteur : Archon Fung
Éditeur : Verso
ISBN-13 : 1859846882
Libération : 2003

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Volume IV of the Real Utopias Project. Contributions by Rebecca Abers, Gianpaolo Baiocchi, Joshua Cohen, Patrick Heller, T.M. Thomas Isaac, Bradley Karkkainen, Rebecca Krantz, Jane Mansbridge, Joel Rogers, Craig W. Thomas.

Civil Code of Lower Canada

Titre : Civil Code of Lower Canada
Auteur : Quebec
Éditeur : Sagwan Press
ISBN-13 : 1298926386
Libération : 2015-08-21

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