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Lobbying : The Dark Side of Politics - Grant Wyn

Is lobbying, particularly by 'lobbyists for hire', resulting in a distortion of the democratic process? Does business, with its highly sophisticated and well-resourced lobbying operations, have an undue influence on decisions by politicians? The book assess the impact of lobbying on the UK political system, the extent to which it shapes the political decision-making process and the extent to which this influence is beneficial or malign. The book outlines various lobbying groups and their methods of persuasion, plus the weakness of political action groups and social media when faced with the might of the lobbying industry. The book is ideal reading for anyone seeking an introduction to lobbying. -- .

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Liberal Fascism - Goldberg Jonah

The 'fascist' is usually an insult aimed at those on the right. But what does it really mean? What if the true heirs to fascism were actually those who thought of themselves as being terribly nice and progressive - the liberals? This book looks behind the friendly face of the well-meaning liberal, and turns our preconceptions inside out.

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Physiology: Pre, Test Self-Assessment and Review, Thirteenth Edition - Patricia Metting, James Kleshinski

The fifth edition of The Physiology of Fishes represents a compendium of knowledge across fish physiology, collecting up-to-date research into an easy-to-access single textbook. Written by the leaders in the field, it provides a comprehensive, accessible review of the core topics, integrating physiology with environmental science, ecology, evolution, and molecular cell biology. New chapters address Epigenetics, Biomechanics and Locomotion, and Behaviour and Learning. Each chapter contains an extensive bibliography, providing readers with the best sources from the primary literatu The Physiology of Fishes - Suzanne Currie (Editor), David H. Evans (Editor) od authora Suzanne Currie (Editor), David H. Evans (Editor) a nakladatelství za skvělé ceny na e-shopu Martinus.cz

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The Politics of Design - Ruben Pater

The Politics of Design shows the importance of visual literacy when communicating across borders and cultures. It explores the cultural meaning behind symbols, maps, photography, typography, and colors. It is a practical guide for design and communication professionals and students to create more effective and responsible visual communication. We all know the power of propaganda and how it’s always strictly related to a memory of a specific symbol, typography and colour. It has a purpose and no...

The Form of Design - Josiah Kahane

This is the first all-encompassing book about the visual language of man-made products, explaining how mass-produced objects evolve over time and what made them change. Form evolution behaves in a similar way to language evolution and, to some extent, even to natural evolution. In the book the author materializes the governing rules of form evolution by means of fourteen case studies. The Form of Design - Josiah Kahane od authora Josiah Kahane a nakladatelství za skvělé ceny na e-shopu Martinu...

The Function of Form - Farshid Moussave

"The Function of Structure" explores the production of singular affects through systems that relate form and content. This is an essential graphic manual on structural systems and their capacity to produce a variety of forms. Extracting their base geometric unit, a wide range of historical projects from the Medieval to the present are used as systems to proliferate different forms. The book distinguishes tessellation from modulation as a type of flexible system for producing complex repetition ...

The Little Book of Politics - Dorling Kindersley

Packed with infographics and flowcharts that explain complex concepts in a simple but exciting way, this book is the perfect pocket-sized introduction to politics and political thought. From the origins of democracy to Machiavelli's cunning statecraft, Rousseau's "social contract" to the American Declaration of Independence, Marxist communism, the dawn of populism, and identity politics, The Little Book of Politics examines the philosophies behind the different political beliefs and methods of ...

The Discursive Politics of Gender Equality - Routledge

This book explores the discursive constructions of gender equality and the implications of these understandings in a broad range of policy fields. Using gender equality as a prime example, a number of internationally renowned scholars offer a new vocabulary to identify and study processes of the reduction, amplification, shifting or freezing of meaning. The main aim of the book is to understand the dynamics and to reflect on the consequences of such discursive politics in recent policy making o...

Doom: The Politics of Catastrophe - Ferguson Niall

Disasters are by their very nature hard to predict. Pandemics, like earthquakes, wildfires, financial crises and wars, are not normally distributed; there is no cycle of history to help us anticipate the next catastrophe. But when disaster strikes, we ought to be better prepared than the Romans were when Vesuvius erupted or medieval Italians when the Black Death struck. We have science on our side, after all. Yet the responses of a number of devloped countries to a new pathogen from China were ...

Workshop of the Film Form - Marika Kuzmicz

Workshop of the Film Form provides an in-depth overview of the achievements of Warsztat Formy Filmowej (WWF; Workshop of the Film Form), a group of avant-garde artists who were working at the Leon Schiller National Higher School of Film, Television and Theatre in Lodz, Poland, between 1970 and 1977. WWF was founded by the students and graduates of the school, now known as the National Film School, and included: Wojciech Bruszewski, Pawel Kwiek, Andrzej Różycki, Józef Robakowski, Zbigniew Rybczy...

Concrete Houses : The Poetics of Form - neuveden

Concrete has conviction, strength and directness. It has plasticity, too, which makes the possibilities for form-making almost endless.