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
Sixteenth-century Reformation Europe was a tumultuous time during which many defining ideas of the modern era were formulated. The technological advancement augured by the Gutenberg press allowed the unprecedented circulation of ideas among a growing legion of literate Europeans. The writings of radical reformer Martin Luther were perhaps most influential of all. His opposition to the universal Roman Catholic Church fundamentally challenged the elites and their institutions. Along the way, Luther was opposed by the Church, the political powers of the day, and competing religious ideologies. Ink Against the Devil distills the major impulses from these debates that continue to resonate to this day. This book will appeal to both lay and professional scholars of the Reformation and its major players with prose that is accessible and free of jargon. Loewen directly addresses the debates between Luther and his many foes, including Humanists like Erasmus and the sectarian opponents found among contemporary Jews, Muslims, and Christians. Of particular interest will be a focus on anti-semitism throughout Luthers published writings and sermons. There may be no other examples of this books scope in such a natural, narrative presentation. Dr. Harry Loewen was the founding Chair of Mennonite Studies at University of Winnipeg. During his tenure overseeing the chair, he also founded The Journal of Mennonite Studies (1983) which continues the vibrant dialogue regarding issues related to Mennonite history, culture, and literature.
William Ury, co-author of the classic best seller on negotiation Getting to Yes, has taught tens of thousands of people from all walks of life - managers, salespeople, students, parents, lawyers, and diplomats - how to become better negotiators. Over the years, Ury has discovered that the greatest obstacle to successful agreements and satisfying relationships is not the other side, as difficult as they can be. The biggest obstacle is actually ourselves - our natural tendency to react in ways that do not serve our true interests. But this obstacle can also become our biggest opportunity, Ury argues. If we learn to understand and influence ourselves first, we lay the groundwork for understanding and influencing others. In this indispensable prequel to Getting to Yes, Ury draws deeply on his personal and professional experience negotiating conflicts around the world to present a practical method to help you get to yes with yourself first, dramatically improving your ability to get to yes with others. Extraordinarily useful and elegantly simple, Getting to Yes with Yourself is an essential guide to achieving the inner satisfaction that will, in turn, make your life better, your relationships healthier, your family happier, your work more productive, and the world around you more peaceful. 1. Language: English. Narrator: William Ury. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/004251de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Recent years have seen an explosion of interest in and interpretation of the U.S. Constitution. Its authority and stature are routinely invoked by voices from every point on the political spectrum, with frequent references to the Founding Fathers and their true ´´intent.´´ What really was their true intent? As these 12 surprising lectures show, many of those Founding Fathers - including Thomas Jefferson and Patrick Henry - were highly critical of the new Constitution and staunchly opposed it when it was first put forth for ratification by the states as a replacement for the Articles of Confederation. The debate over the Constitution raged for the better part of two years, and beneath its rhetorical flourishes lay not only the longest and most profound civic argument in our nation´s history, but also a civics lesson that deserves to endure for all time. It was an argument that would result not only in the ratification of the Constitution, but also in what that Constitution would become. Professor Pangle takes you into this debate. You´ll see which Founders opposed the new Constitution, which Founders led the battle for it, and how both sides helped define the result. In an era when contemporary arguments on the national stage so often mirror the same conflicts debated by the Founders, our own reenactment of that original debate can enrich our ability to be active and participating citizens. 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 Thomas L. Pangle. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tcco/000112de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Bruce Bueno de Mesquita is a master of game theory, which is a fancy label for a simple idea: People compete, and they always do what they think is in their own best interest. Bueno de Mesquita uses game theory and its insights into human behavior to predict and even engineer political, financial, and personal events. His forecasts, which have been employed by everyone from the CIA to major business firms, have an amazing 90-percent accuracy rate, and in this dazzling and revelatory book he shares his startling methods and lets you play along in a range of high-stakes negotiations and conflicts. Revealing the origins of game theory and the advances made by John Nash, the Nobel Prize-winning scientist perhaps best known from A Beautiful Mind, Bueno de Mesquita details the controversial and cold-eyed system of calculation that he has since created, one that allows individuals to think strategically about what their opponents want, how much they want it, and how they might react to every move. From there, Bueno de Mesquita games such events as the North Korean disarmament talks and the Middle East peace process and recalls, among other cases, how he correctly predicted which corporate clients of the Arthur Andersen accounting firm were most likely engaged in fraudulent activity (hint: one of them started with an E). Looking as ever to the future, Bueno de Mesquita also demonstrates how game theory can provide successful strategies to combat both global warming and terror. But as Bueno de Mesquita shows, game theory isn´t just for saving the world. It can help you in your own life, whether you want to succeed in a lawsuit, elect the CEO of your company, or even buy a car. Savvy, provocative, and shockingly effective, The Predictioneer´s Game will change how you understand the world and manage your future. Life´s a game, and how you play is whether you win or lose. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Sean Runnette. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/002040de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This book argues that the UK, as a post-modern globalised state, will require means to have influence over events and opponents that threaten the UKs interests in the 21st century, and that its means is the Royal Navy. However, unlike other studies, this research emphasizes the role of logistics, especially afloat support logistics and the Royal Fleet Auxiliary. In doing so, the author rejects the current theory underpinning military operations at distance, that distance degrades capability, and posits an alternative theory, that time is the key factor, for maritime-based forces. The UK must reengage with its maritime status and maintain a maritime-based capability to protect its interests in the new maritime century as a leader within the international community. The book will be of use to scholars and researchers interested in naval history and defence policy. Christopher Martin is Senior Lecturer in War Studies and Contemporary Security at the University of Hull, UK. He is an Associate Member of the Corbett Centre for Maritime Policy Studies. He was awarded the Julian Corbett Prize for Research in Modern Naval History in 2005.
Die beiden kleinen »katholischen« Briefe stehen im Neuen Testament am Rande und wurden lange vernachlässigt. Der auf höchstem wissenschaftlichen Niveau geschriebene Kommentar des Zürcher Exegeten Jörg Frey will die Leistung dieser Texte in ihrer Situation herausarbeiten, ohne die sachlich-theologischen Fragen zu verschweigen. Präzise werden der je eigene historische Ort der beiden Schreiben, ihr literarischer Bezugsrahmen, das Profil der jeweiligen Gegner und das spezifische Argumentationsinteresse herausgearbeitet. Exkurse zu den textkritischen Problemen und zur Aufnahme biblischer und frühjüdischer Überlieferungen sowie eine je eigene Synthese der Theologie der beiden Schreiben runden den Kommentar ab. Dabei ergibt sich für den Judasbrief eine Stellung im Gegenüber zur paulinisch-nachpaulinischen Entwicklung, während der 2. Petrusbrief als Zeuge der theologischen Diskurse des 2. Jahrhunderts profiliert wird. In the NT canon, the two minor »catholic« epistles of Jude and Second Peter, are often considered somewhat marginal. Scholarship has neglected them for long. The present commentary aims at demonstrating the particular achievements of the two writings without concealing the open theological questions. More precisely than before, the author elaborates the historical location of the two writings, their literary context, the profile of the respective opponents and the particular interests of the argument. The difficult text critical issues and the reception of Biblical, early Jewish and Apocalyptic material are discussed in separate sections, and a synthesis of the respective theologies of the writings is added. Jude is ultimately read as part of a critical debate with Pauline and post-Pauline developments, whereas Second Peter turns out as a testimony of theological discussions of the second century. Jörg Frey, Dr. theol., Jahrgang 1962, studierte Evangelische Theologie in Tübingen, Erlangen und Jerusalem. Ab 1998 hatte er Professuren für Neues Testament an den Universitäten in Jena und München inne, seit 2010 ist er Inhaber des Lehrstuhls für Neutestamentliche Wissenschaft mit Schwerpunkten Antikes Judentum und Hermeneutik an der Theologischen Fakultät der Universität Zürich und zugleich Research Associate der North West University Potchefstroom (Südafrika). 2003 wurde er zum Pfarrer der Evangelisch-lutherischen Kirche in Bayern ordiniert. Frey ist Autor und Herausgeber zahlreicher Publikationen, seine Forschung konzentriert sich auf die Johanneische Literatur, das antike Judentum, das Judenchristentum und die apokryphe Literatur sowie die Theologie des Neuen Testaments.
This book explores the role played by families in the Russian revolutionary movement and the first decades of the Soviet regime. While revolutionaries were expected to sever all family ties or at the very least put political concerns before personal ones, in practice this was rarely achieved. In the underground, revolutionaries of all stripes, from populists to social-democrats, relied on siblings, spouses, children and parents to help them conduct party tasks, with the appearance of domesticity regularly thwarting police interference. Family networks were also vital when the worst happened and revolutionaries were imprisoned or exiled. After the revolution, these family networks continued to function in the building of the new Soviet regime and amongst the socialist opponents who tried to resist the Bolsheviks. As the Party persecuted its socialist enemies and eventually turned on threats perceived within its ranks, it deliberately included the spouses and relatives of its opponents in an attempt to destroy family networks for good. Katy Turton is a historian of the Russian revolutionary movement, with a particular interest in the role of women. She has worked as a lecturer at the University of York, UK, and Queens University, Belfast, Ireland, and is the author of Forgotten Lives: The Role of Lenins Sisters in the Russian Revolutionary Movement .
Whether it´s at home or at work, so much of our lives involves negotiating to get what we want. From negotiating a higher salary, to lowering costs from suppliers, to hammering out a new contract with a major customer, or even deciding where to go on vacation, the only way to consistently arrive at successful conclusions is to master the art of negotiation. Updated with completely new tactics and strategies, How to Become a Better Negotiator lets listeners in on the same high-level skills that experienced negotiators use. The book covers important topics such as listening, assertiveness, and how to deal with hostile opponents. In addition, the book now features new chapters on: preparation, including identifying issues and interests, and determining alternatives to a deal and reserve price the five basic steps of negotiation and ´´doing the deal´´ typical negotiating pitfalls and how to avoid them. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jim Bond. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/000451de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.