The panorama of bioethical problems is different today. Patients travel to Thailand for fast surgery commercial surrogate mothers in India deliver babies to parents in rich countries organs, body parts and tissues are trafficked from East to Western Europe physicians and nurses migrating from Africa to the U.S thousands of children or patients with malaria, tuberculosis and AIDS are dying each day because they cannot afford effective drugs that are too expensive. Mainstream bioethics as it has developed during the last 50 years in Western countries is evolving into a broader approach that is relevant for people across the world and is focused on new global problems. This book provides an introduction into the new field of global bioethics. Addressing these problems requires a broader vision of bioethics that not only goes beyond the current emphasis on individual autonomy, but that criticizes the social, economic and political context that is producing the problems at global level.
This book argues that global bioethics is a necessity because the social, economic and environmental effects of globalization require critical responses.
Global bioethics is not a finished product that can simply be applied to solve global problems, but it is the ongoing result of interaction and exchange between local practices and global discourse. It combines recognition of differences and respect for cultural diversity with convergence towards common perspectives and shared values.
The book examines the nature of global problems as well as the type of responses that are needed, in order to exemplify the substance of global bioethics. It discusses the ethical frameworks that are available for global discourse and shows how these are transformed into global governance mechanisms and practices.
Until the 1970s the history of sexuality was a marginalized practice. Today it is a flourishing field, increasingly integrated into the mainstream and producing innovative insights into the ways in which societies shape and are shaped by sexual values, norms, identities and desires. In this book, Jeffrey Weeks, one of the leading international scholars in the subject, sets out clearly and concisely how sexual history has developed, and its implications for our understanding of the ways we live today.
The emergence of a new wave of feminism and lesbian and gay activism in the 1970s transformed the subject, heavily influenced by new trends in social and cultural history, radical sociological insights and the impact of Michel Foucault s work. The result was an increasing emphasis on the historical shaping of sexuality, and on the existence of many different sexual meanings and cultures on a global scale. With chapters on, amongst others, lesbian, gay and queer history, feminist sexual history, the mainstreaming of sexual history, and the globalization of sexual history, What is Sexual History? is an indispensable guide to these developments.
Based on 18 months of reporting, Woodward's 17th book is an intimate, documented examination of how President Obama and the highest profile Republican and Democratic leaders in the United States Congress attempted to restore the American economy and improve the federal government's fiscal condition over three and one half years. Drawn from memos, contemporaneous meeting notes, emails and in-depth interviews with the central players, THE PRICE OF POLITICS addresses the key issue of the presidential and congressional campaigns: the condition of the American economy and how and why we got there.
Providing verbatim, day-by-day, even hour-by-hour accounts, the book shows what really happened, what drove the debates, negotiations and struggles that define, and will continue to define, the American future.
Prinsen har ikke lyst til å skremme røvere i dag. Han har lyst til å være hjemme i fred og ro og kose seg med hamsteren sin. De andre prinsene kaller ham en reddhare, men de vet jo ikke hva det er som lager lyder i spisskammerset!
Filling a gap in project management literature, this book supplies managers and administrators-at all levels of government-with expert guidance on all aspects of public sector project management. From properly allocating risks in drafting contracts to dealing with downsized staffs and privatized services, this book clearly explains the technical concepts and the political issues public managers need to understand. In line with the principles of Total Quality Management (TQM) and the PMBOK(R) Guide, David S. Kassel establishes a framework those in the public sector may follow to ensure the success of their public projects and programs. The book supplies more than 30 real-life examples to illustrate the concepts behind the framework-including reconstruction projects in Iraq, the Big Dig project in Boston, local sewer system and library construction projects, and software technology. This second edition includes all-new extended case studies examining recent issues including the rollout of healthcare.gov, the controversial California High Speed Rail system, and refurbishing the Harvard Town Hall.
Contributing to critical discussions on budgeting for capital projects and cost-benefit analysis for preliminary planning, this authoritative new edition provides strategic recommendations for effective planning, execution, and maintenance of public projects. In an age of downsized government and in the face of a general distrust of public service, this book is a dependable guide for avoiding common pitfalls and for delivering projects on cost, on schedule, and of the highest quality.
Detta är så vitt jag vet den första turkiska grammatiken på svenska.
Den vänder sig både till hemspråksstuderande och svenskar som vill lära sig turkiska, och som referensbok kan den vara användbar för båda grupperna. Vad jag ser som det mest värdefulla med boken är de talrika exemplen på vardaglig praktisk turkiska (med svensk översättning) som illustrerar varje grammatiskt moment. De grammatiska förklaringarna är dock alltför kortfattade och fackmässiga, med termer på svenska och turkiska. Materialet är allmänt svåröverskådligt, dock är översikten av verbens "tidsfraser" systematisk och uttömmande. Författaren har i de flesta avseenden följt de redan accepterade metoderna inom turkisk grammatik med vissa modifikationer (han tillför t.ex. ett sjunde kasus: instrumentalis). Tyvärr betonar författaren inte tillräckligt sådana moment som är svårast för en icke-turk, d.v.s. infinita verbformer vilka utgör en förutsättning för att förstå och bilda sammansatta meningar. Musa Güner, född 1941, har tidigare sammanställt turkiska ordböcker. - Jitka Zamrazilova-Jakmyr.