Critical examination of the characteristics, tactics, opponents and policy impact of a national interest group operating in the USA today: Katrin Schmidt
Critical examination of the characteristics, tactics, opponents and policy impact of a national interest group operating in the USA today:Akademische Schriftenreihe. 1. Auflage. Katrin Schmidt
Seminar paper from the year 2017 in the subject Business economics - Miscellaneous, grade: 2.0, University of Kaiserslautern, language: English, abstract: This seminar paper deals with emotions in negotiations. Both the negotiator and the opponent can use emotions in negotiations in order to influence the result to their own advantage. Emotions can be divided into positive, negative and neutral. Within these three types of emotions, there are different emotions that can occur, whereof not all of them has the same impact on the outcome of the negotiation. Based on a systematic literature analysis, the emotions that can occur within these three types are presented and illustrated. This seminar gives an overview of the impact of the three types of emotions in negotiations and is specifically focused on the positive emotions compassion and happiness, as well as the negative emotions anger, anxiety and sadness. The aim of this work is to compare critically and objectively the different effects of the emotions in negotiations.
Seminar paper from the year 2016 in the subject Economics - International Economic Relations, grade: 1,7, International School of Management, Campus Munich, course: VWL - International Trade, language: English, abstract: TTIP is a trade and investment agreement being negotiated between the United States and the European Union, since the 17th of June 2013. On that day, US-president Obama and former EU commission president Barrosso announced the beginning of negotiations, which currently are in the 13th round of negotiations. Objective is to increase access to markets on both sides of the atlantic, by dismantling customs and other trade barriers. Additionally, the agreement is supposed to minimize constraints for commercial services, improve investment safety and equality of competition, and facilitate the entry to public contracts on all governmental levels. In the following, I will analyse and discuss the main arguments of TTIP opponents to discover what the impacts of the free trade and investment agreement would be for Europe. According to the Bertelsmann-Stiftung all states would benefit from an agreement, and increases in trade with the USA of 20-30 percent per state are expected. Furthermore, TTIP shall increase the turnover of companies, because of an increasing trading volume, which should positively affect job safety and quality. Studies have also shown that e.g. the german economy will save expenses for customs handling which then could be invested in companies and their work places. Thus, real wage is expected to increase for all educational groups. But also SMEs (small-medium enterprises) should profit, which nowadays cannot affort certification in the US. The federal ministry of economy and energy in Germany promises, there will not be any negative consequences for sustainable development, since it is a prior aim for both parties. The improvement in trade shall not be at costs of social or environment stand-ards, labour law or industrial safety.
Explore the captivating history of the Culper Ring! Spying and warfare have always gone hand-in-hand. From Julius Caesar to modern generals, we have accounts of commanders covertly gathering information about their opponents, ensuring they have the intelligence they need to conduct a war. George Washington was not late to realize he needed a spy ring to defeat the British in the American Revolution. So, the Culper Ring was created, and their work during the American Revolutionary War was carried out in the shadows, often informally, and with a great deal of care for secrecy. Anyone caught spying was liable to be hanged by the British. Based in New York during the British occupation, the Culper Ring provided vital intelligence from behind enemy lines. Their work gave Washington an insight into the British forces and their plans. They helped to turn the war in the revolutionaries´ favor. And now, their story can be told once more. Some of the topics covered in this book include: Before the Culper Ring The Birth of the Culper Ring Teething Troubles Rearrangement The Culper Ring at Work The View from the Other Side After Arnold Dying Days And a great deal more that you don´t want to miss out on! Get the audiobook now to learn more about the Culper Ring! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Duke Holm. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/109288de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In these 36 engaging lectures, Professor Muller takes you deep inside the perspectives on this most important and pervasive force. You´ll gain fresh insights that will strengthen your understanding of capitalism´s rich history, its fascinating proponents and opponents, and its startling impact on our world. These lectures take you beyond economic analysis to look at how some of the greatest intellects have thought about capitalism and its moral, political, and cultural ramifications. Covering capitalism from its 17th-century beginnings to today´s era of globalization, Professor Muller explores some wide-ranging questions. What effect does capitalism have on personal development? What about the seemingly unending variety of consumer goods made possible by capitalism? Do the facts support our tendency to think about capitalism as the economic system practiced in ´´free´´ countries? Or can capitalism exist in a wide variety of political systems? These are just a few of the many provocative and absorbing questions and issues you´ll untangle here. By placing capitalism in its full societal context, these lectures will enhance your ability to consider, discuss, and answer these and other critical questions - whatever your point of view. Genial and disarming, Professor Muller connects the dots from idea to idea, thinker to thinker, and helps you finally grasp the history and the concepts of this vital economic system, as well as its importance on the global economic stage and in your own life. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Professor Jerry Z. Muller. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tcco/000322de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Mark Moller and Susan Chamberlin on the future of federalism at the Supreme Court; Bob Barr on why the Patriot Act is unnecessary to fight terrorism; Peter Van Doren on how health insurance impacts our medical choices; South African entrepreneur Moeletsi Mbeki on Africa´s wealth drain; Andrew Coulson on answering opponents of school choice with success stories from other countries; and Jeffrey Rogers Hummel on the deep roots of support for the American Revolution. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Bill McGregor. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/sp/cato/050901de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Obama´s presidency has suffered the fiercest opposition any administration has had and yet Mr. Obama has managed to lead the country to financial recovery, end the senseless war in Iraq, implement universal healthcare, put an end to Iran´s nuclear ambitions and re-open diplomatic relations with Cuba all the while remaking US standing in the world. But Republicans believe he is the worst president the country has had. This book outlines the major successes and failures of his presidency The Obama presidency has been marked by a number of events which might make it difficult for people outside the United States and his opponents in the country to understand the impact his administration has had in the country and across the globe. To address this problem, this book provides a glimpse at what Obama has accomplished or failed to accomplish during his two-term presidency. The book does not however claim to provide a complete history of Obama´s presidency; it does not claim to even provide a full listof the topics which are discussed herein. This book is simply an attempt to present a snippet of his accomplishments in the face of relentless misinformation and fake news. So, without fluff or partisanship, the book looks into Obama presidency through the lenses of history. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kevin Theis. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/083050de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
With the aid of superb line artworks, Unarmed Combat demonstrates to the reader how special forces soldiers are taught to excel in hand-to-hand fighting: how they maximise bodyweight, and the use of various strikes, throws, locks and constrictions to defeat opponents. It explains how different martial arts have been combined by military units to create hand-to-hand combat systems for defence against multiple assailants, for fighting on the ground, for dealing with edged and impact weapons, what works against attackers with firearms and - more importantly - what doesnt. With tips and techniques from unarmed combat experts, the book is divided into two main sections. The first covers the mental preparation needed to be ready to defend yourself. The second covers the physical techniques needed to defend yourself, and if necessary, strike back to temporarily incapacitate your attacker and escape. With more than 300 easy-to-follow artworks and handy pull-out lists of key information, Unarmed Combat is the definitive guide for anyone wanting to be ready for anything - it could save your life.
Should we stop teaching critical thinking? Meant as a prompt to further discussion, Critical Condition questions the assumption that every student should be turned into a critical thinker. The book starts with the pre-Socratics and the impact that Socrates death had on his student Plato and traces the increasingly violent use of critical attack on a perceived opponent. From the Roman militarization of debate to the medieval Churchs use of defence as a means of forcing confession and submission, the early phases of critical thinking were bound up in a type of attack that Finn suggests does not best serve intellectual inquiry. Recent developments have seen critical thinking become an ideology rather than a critical practice, with levels of debate devolving to the point where most debate becomes ad hominem. Far from arguing that we abandon critical inquiry, the author suggests that we emphasize a more open, loving system of engagement that is not only less inherently violent but also more robust when dealing with vastly more complex networks of information. This book challenges long-held beliefs about the benefits of critical thinking, which is shown to be far too linear to deal with the twenty-first century world. Critical Condition is a call to action unlike any other. Patrick Finn is an associate professor in The School for Creative and Performing Arts at the University of Calgary. His research and teaching focus on performance and technology, where technology can be anything from vocal technique and alphabets to complex computer algorithms. He is an active artist and founding artistic director of The Theatre Lab Performance Institute in Calgary, Alberta.