Product Safety and Liability Law in Japan: From Minamata to by Luke Nottage

By Luke Nottage

Constructing insights from a few disciplines and with a info research of laws, case legislation and educational conception, Product safeguard and legal responsibility legislation in Japan contributes considerably to the certainty of latest Japan, its shoppers and its legislation. it's also of sensible use to all execs uncovered to product legal responsibility regimes evolving in Japan and different significant economies.

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Handbook of public finance by Fred Thompson, Mark T. Green

By Fred Thompson, Mark T. Green

Offering emphases on and methods to matters similar to govt spending, reporting, pricing and monetary federalism, the instruction manual of Public Finance demonstrates the software of integrating public finance thought with real public coverage practices. It discusses purposes in significant subfields of public finance, together with public schooling, environmental law, strength coverage, social welfare courses, and native and kingdom politics. different subject matters of debate comprise the idea and perform of tax prevalence research; the marginal charges of taxation and legislation, the economics of expenditure occurrence, discounting and the social fee; passive use advantages, and public region pricing.

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Hawai'I Becalmed: Economic Lessons of the 1990s by Christopher Grandy

By Christopher Grandy

''At the once a year typical cost of progress Hawaii skilled among 1959 and 1990, the dimensions of the financial system may double each 14 years. on the fee of development skilled among 1991 and 1998, it'll take ninety three years for Hawaii's economic system to double in size.'' --- From the creation

What occurred throughout the decade of the Nineties that triggered Hawaii's as soon as complete monetary sails to deflate, leaving the financial system within the doldrums? What can Hawaii's leaders do to restore monetary growth-or can whatever be performed? What classes does this era of lengthy financial stagnation carry when you care approximately Hawaii's destiny?

The writer recounts a few of the exterior and inner occasions that affected Hawaii through the Nineties, their long term financial effect, and the problems that elected policymakers needs to tackle to restart the economic system. for instance, the commercial bubble that derived from Japan's hyper-inflated economic climate within the overdue Nineteen Eighties, and the following pinpricks supplied through the Gulf battle, the Mainland recession, and Japan's downturn, initiated the exceptional interval of sluggish development. After a interval of denial, Hawaii leaders begun exploring a large choice of regulations designed to take away perceived aggressive boundaries and to stimulate the financial system. those efforts culminated in coverage projects which can have guaranteed Governor Ben Cayetano's re-election in 1998. next financial restoration authorised the pursuit of extra questionable financial rules, however the tragic occasions of 9/11 remind us of the tenuous nature of Hawaii's financial restoration.

This hugely readable ebook will problem scholars, businesspeople, social scientists, and executive leaders to contemplate the numerous matters linked to a close to zero-growth economic system, and ways that to revitalize our financial system. A primary realizing of Hawaii's place within the worldwide economic climate, and the demanding situations it poses for public coverage, is vital for all voters ahead of powerful judgements will be made on the best way to movement Hawaii's economic climate ahead.

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Contraband: Louis Mandrin and the Making of a Global by Michael Kwass

By Michael Kwass

Louis Mandrin led a gang of bandits who overtly smuggled contraband into eighteenth-century France. Michael Kwass brings new lifestyles to the legend of this Gallic Robin Hood and the thriving underworld he helped to create. a long time prior to the storming of the Bastille, surging global alternate excited a revolution in intake that reworked the French nation. Contraband exposes the darkish facet of this early section of globalization, revealing hidden connections among illicit trade, criminal activity, and well known revolt.

France's economic climate used to be tailored for an enterprising outlaw like Mandrin. As French topics started to crave colonial items, Louis XIV covered the royal coffers by means of implementing a kingdom monopoly on tobacco from the USA and an embargo on brilliantly coloured calico textile from India. full of life black markets arose in which traffickers fed those unique items to keen French shoppers. Flouting the legislation with unprecedented panache, Mandrin captured common public recognition to develop into an emblem of a defiant underground.

This furtive economic system generated violent clashes among gangs of smugglers and customs brokers within the borderlands. finally, Mandrin used to be captured through French troops and positioned to dying in a brutal public execution meant to illustrate the king's absolute authority. however the spectacle in basic terms cemented Mandrin's prestige as a insurgent folks hero in an age of mounting discontent. Amid cycles of underground uprising and agonizing penal repression, the reminiscence of Mandrin encouraged usual matters and Enlightenment philosophers alike to problem royal energy and forge a circulate for radical political change.

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Cities in the Technology Economy (Cities and Contemporary by Darrene Hackler

By Darrene Hackler

Spotting the pivotal function that neighborhood governments play within the high-tech financial system, this publication examines the impression of expertise industries and infrastructures on towns and the neighborhood coverage activities required for powerful reaction to those demanding situations. choked with clean details and functional suggestion, "Cities within the know-how financial system" presents a radical assurance of the expertise financial system with appreciate to towns and fiscal improvement, concentrating on the allure of know-how industries and funding in know-how infrastructure. the writer makes use of a triangualtion of methods - nationwide point facts, national survey of neighborhood officers, and case reviews - to envision what towns are doing within the know-how economic climate, describe the limitations to participation within the know-how economic system, and element entrepreneurial activities of neighborhood governments to traverse those hurdles. all the learn issues to the necessity for a robust neighborhood position allowing neighborhood coverage motion and actions to form a know-how financial system reaction.

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China Developing: Cultural Identity of Emerging Societies by George Fusun Ling

By George Fusun Ling

This ebook bargains with the highbrow origin of the sociopolitical, monetary and felony structures of constructing international locations, utilizing a methodological method. It demands not just the necessity to look for a rustic s cultural identification, but in addition a necessity to research the ordinary ideas very important to a latest smooth society, resembling the consideration for someone, human rights, freedom, equality, democracy and the common admire for legislations. in line with the writer s lifelong mirrored image on why a few of these deeply precious Western values and associations haven't been helpful in constructing democracy in Asia, it examines which values are acceptable and which aren't to Asian rising societies. utilizing China's historic and modern makes an attempt in modernization and improvement, the writer means that all robust rivers are confluences of a number of tributaries. Likewise, an rising society has to acknowledge that the dynamism of its heritage could even be derived from a confluence of a number of cultural traditions. As a helpful source for decision-makers of constructing nations, this booklet can help to shed a few gentle at the capability pitfalls and fallacies they might come across of their look for a cultural id and values to sign up for, among the which are circulating in our globalized global.

Contents: appreciate for the person individual and Individualism; Human Rights and person Rights; Freedom from wish and Freedom of selection; Equality and appreciate for alterations; Democracy and the Democratic strategy; legislations and Order.

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Lean Higher Education: Increasing the Value and Performance by William K. Balzer

By William K. Balzer

In an atmosphere of diminishing assets, transforming into enrollment, and lengthening expectancies of responsibility, Lean greater schooling: expanding the price and function of college Processes presents the knowledge and the instruments required to come schooling to the shoppers it used to be designed to serve—the scholars. It provides a unifying framework for imposing and maintaining a Lean greater schooling (LHE) transformation at any establishment, despite measurement or project.

Using effortless language, suitable examples, and step by step instructions for introducing Lean interventions, this authoritative source explains tips on how to contain stakeholders within the supply of caliber each step of ways. the writer info a versatile sequence of steps to assist confirm stakeholders comprehend all severe paintings approaches. He offers a wealth of empirical facts that highlights winning purposes of Lean options at significant universities and offers confirmed equipment for uncovering and taking out actions that overburden employees but give a contribution very little further price to stakeholders.

Complete with standardized equipment for properly diagnosing office difficulties and imposing acceptable suggestions, this precious reference hands you with the certainty and the instruments to successfully stability the wishes of all stakeholders. via imposing the tilt practices lined in those pages your institution might be greater situated to supply better caliber schooling, at diminished charges, with effective strategies that instill satisfaction, maximize worth, and recognize the long term pursuits of your scholars, college, and employees.

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Aviation Security Management by Andrew R. Thomas

By Andrew R. Thomas

Because of Sept. 11, there's common reputation that aviation defense is a perilous critical enterprise. nonetheless, around the globe this day, the perform of aviation safeguard is rooted in a hodgepodge of governmental principles, traditions, and native idiosyncrasies. actually, approximately seven years after the most important unmarried assault concerning the air shipping undefined, there continues to be no attainable framework in position to raise aviation safety perform out of the mishmash that at the moment exists. it's the bold rationale of Aviation safeguard administration to alter that. The targets of this set are not anything lower than to make flying more secure, to make transporting items through air more secure, and to put the basis for the professionalization of this most crucial field.

This dynamic set showcases the most up-tp-date tendencies, concerns, rules, and practices in aviation defense administration, specifically because the box evolves within the context of globalization and advances in expertise. Written by means of prime educational thinkers, practitioners, and previous and present regulators within the box, the 3 volumes spotlight rising and leading edge practices, illustrated with examples from all over the world. quantity 1 takes a penetrating examine the final framework within which aviation defense administration has taken position some time past and may most likely achieve this within the foreseeable destiny. It covers the foremost parts of concentration for an individual within the aviation defense company, and it presents a foundation for tutorial courses. quantity 2 delves into the rising matters affecting aviation defense managers immediately. quantity three: views on Aviation safeguard administration covers the whole spectrum of overseas aviation security-related concerns. it's going to function a part of the basis for the following new release of study within the zone in either a enterprise and cultural context. jointly, those volumes symbolize the cutting-edge within the box this day and represent an important source for somebody practising, learning, educating, or gaining knowledge of aviation protection management.

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Military-to-civilian career transition guide: the essential by Janet I. Farley

By Janet I. Farley

This e-book presents a framework for profession transition for army provider contributors and their households. whereas different books related in scope deal with only one or features of the activity seek procedure, this one addresses the particular whole transition strategy and contains the kin point of view with it.Key Features:* Considers the family's standpoint and desires throughout the transition process.* contains charts, checklists, and worksheets.* offers resume and canopy letter suggestion and pattern resumes and canopy letters for transitioning army personnel.* is helping with making the choice to depart the military.* is helping with surviving the 1st month at the task and past.

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