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Strategic autonomy under the spotlight

by Frédéric Mauro Grip (August 09, 2018)

Strategic autonomy is the latest fashionable concept, in Paris and Brussels alike. It appears no fewer than 24 times in the most recent French strategic review and there is not a single European strategic document,...


The Prince and the Pauper

by Mark Twain Standard Ebooks (August 09, 2018)

The Prince and the Pauper remains one of Twain’s more popular novels, having been adapted many times for the stage, screen, and elsewhere. When Tom Clancy, a young pauper in London, meets Prince Edward, the...


An End

by Nick Stokes Open BookShelf (January 30, 2018)

The last survivors of the Community fight to live and die in authenticity and love while Others thrive: an account of an end of our species. An End, a short story, was first published by Mixer Publishing. From...


Rise, then Descend

by Nick Stokes Open BookShelf (January 30, 2018)

A modern dispossessed man climbs a sacred mound that an ancient native civilization builds. They descend. Rise, then Descend, a short story, was first published in Crab Orchard Review, Vol. 18 #1. From Rise,...


What Never Happened: An Observation

by Nick Stokes Open BookShelf (January 30, 2018)

An observant boy goes to the park, returns home, and has a conversation with his mother in a fabricated, unlikely, never-happened, plausible, impossible, invented, realistic coming-of-age story. What Never Happened:...


Grassroots Politics and Oil Culture in Venezuela: The Revolutionary Petro-State

by Iselin Åsedotter Strønen Open BookShelf (January 30, 2018)

This book presents an ethnographic study of how grassroots activism in Venezuela during the Chávez presidency can be understood in relation to the country's history as a petro-state. Taking the contested relationship...


The Mathematics Education of Prospective Secondary Teachers Around the World

by Marilyn E. Strutchens Open BookShelf (January 30, 2018)

This volume shares and discusses significant new trends and developments in research and practices related to various aspects of preparing prospective secondary mathematics teachers from 2005–2015. It provides...


The Honour of the Knights (First Edition) (The Battle for the Solar System)

by Stephen J Sweeney Open BookShelf (January 30, 2018)

The words of a dying man, the theft of a legendary battleship, and the threats posed by the Mitikas Empire's civil war were but a few of the concerns that plagued Simon Dodds' mind upon his return to naval service....


Education and Skills for Inclusive Growth, Green Jobs and the Greening of Economies in Asia : Case Study Summaries of India, Indonesia, Sri Lanka and Viet Nam

by Rupert Maclean Open BookShelf (January 30, 2018)

This book presents an overview of the main research findings and case studies concerning education and skills for inclusive growth, green jobs and the greening of economies. Focusing on India, Indonesia, Sri...


Disability, Health and Human Development

by Sophie Mitra Open BookShelf (January 30, 2018)

This open access book introduces the human development model to define disability and map its links with health and wellbeing, based on Sen’s capability approach. The author uses panel survey data with internationally...


Gendered Rural Spaces

by Pia Olsson (editor) Open BookShelf (January 30, 2018)

Rural spaces are connected with different cultural, economic, social and political codes and meanings. In this book these meanings are analysed trough gender. The articles concretely show the process of producing...


The Past in the Present: A Living Heritage Approach - Meteora, Greece

by Ioannis Poulios Ubiquity Press (January 30, 2018)

The Past in the Present deals with the complexities in the operation and management of living heritage sites. It presents a new interpretation of such sites based on the concept of continuity, and its evolution...


Strindberg and Autobiography

by Michael Robinson Ubiquity Press (January 30, 2018)

This is a book about 19th-century Swedish writer August Strindberg and about the nature of autobiographical writing. In this sensitive and discerning study, Michael Robinson has turned aside from the more traditional...


The Making of Islamic Heritage: Muslim Pasts and Heritage Presents

by Trinidad Rico (editor) Open BookShelf (January 30, 2018)

Offering key insights into critical debates on the construction, management and destruction of heritage in Muslim contexts, this volume considers how Islamic heritages are constructed through texts and practices...


Tales of Space and Time

by H. G. Wells Standard Ebooks (July 27, 2018)

Tales of Space and Time is a collection of science fiction short stories and novellas that explore accounts from the distant past to the distant future: from the first human to ride a horse who becomes the leader...


Kipps

by H. G. Wells Standard Ebooks (July 27, 2018)

Kipps is the story of Arthur “Artie” Kipps, an illegitimate orphan raised by his aunt and uncle on the southern coast of England in the town of New Romney. Kipps falls in love with neighbor friend Ann Pornick...


The Grand Babylon Hotel

by Arnold Bennett Standard Ebooks (July 27, 2018)

When Theodore Racksole—one of the richest men in America, and consequently the world—sits down in London’s Grand Babylon Hotel and orders a beefsteak and a bottle of beer, he isn’t aware that he’s...


The Little White Bird

by J. M. Barrie Standard Ebooks (July 27, 2018)

The Little White Bird is generally divided into three sections: the first chronicles the narrator’s life in London, beginning with how he came to know a little boy named David (who joins him on his adventures),...


Personal Memoirs of Ulysses S. Grant

by Ulysses S. Grant Standard Ebooks (July 27, 2018)

The Personal Memoirs of Ulysses Simpson Grant are an American classic. In them Grant, the most able General of the Civil War, tells the story of his life and experiences, covering his birth, early youth, military...


813

by Maurice Leblanc Standard Ebooks (July 27, 2018)

When Arsène Lupin disappeared at the end of The Hollow Needle the public and police assumed he was dead; but it turns out he was just biding his time and waiting for the right opponent to face off against....


Language Technologies for the Challenges of the Digital Age: 27th International Conference, GSCL 2017, Berlin, Germany, September 13-14, 2017, Proceedings

by Georg Rehm (editor) Open BookShelf (January 30, 2018)

This open access volume constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 27th biennial conference of the German Society for Computational Linguistics and Language Technology, GSCL 2017, held in Berlin, Germany, in...


Pentecostalism and Witchcraft: Spiritual Warfare in Africa and Melanesia

by Knut Rio (editor) Open BookShelf (January 30, 2018)

This open access book presents fresh ethnographic work from the regions of Africa and Melanesia—where the popularity of charismatic Christianity can be linked to a revival and transformation of witchcraft....


The Art of Controversy

by Arthur Schopenhauer & T. Bailey Saunders Alicia Éditions (August 07, 2018)

* This ebook has been aesthetically optimized for digital reading *

INCLUDED TRANSLATOR’S PREFACE.

Published posthumously, The Art of Controversy is one of the most popular books written by Arthur Schopenhauer....


The Crystal Stopper

by Maurice Leblanc Standard Ebooks (August 07, 2018)

The Crystal Stopper is a mystery novel by Maurice Leblanc featuring the adventures of the gentleman thief Arsène Lupin. The novel appeared in serial form in the French newspaper Le Journal from September to...


The Future of Rural Youth in Developing Countries

by Collectif Oecd (June 06, 2018)

Rural youth constitute over half of the youth population in developing countries and will continue to increase in the next 35 years. Without rural transformation and green industrialisation happening fast enough...


Tax Challenges Arising from Digitalisation – Interim Report 2018

by Collectif Oecd (May 29, 2018)

This interim report of the OECD/G20 Inclusive Framework on BEPS is a follow-up to the work delivered in 2015 under Action 1 of the BEPS Project on addressing the tax challenges of the digital economy. It sets...


Maintaining the Momentum of Decentralisation in Ukraine

by Collectif Oecd (June 15, 2018)

This Multi-level Governance Series study focuses on Ukraine’s advances in regional development, territorial reform and decentralisation since 2014. The Government launched a reform to merge local governments...


Divided Cities

by Collectif Oecd (May 18, 2018)

This report provides an assessment of spatial inequalities and segregation in cities and metropolitan areas from multiple perspectives. The chapters in the report focus on a subset of OECD countries and non-member...


Policy Coherence for Sustainable Development 2018

by Collectif Oecd (May 28, 2018)

The 2030 Agenda is a universal, collective responsibility that covers all levels: global, national and territorial. To address global policy challenges in a complex and interconnected world, policy coherence...


OECD Development Co-operation Peer Reviews: Australia 2018

by Collectif Oecd (May 15, 2018)

Australia has a strong voice on the global stage. It actively and consistently advocates for the interests of small island developing states and the Pacific region and on issues such as disaster risk reduction...


Getting Skills Right: Chile

by Collectif Oecd (May 03, 2018)

This study analyses the relationship between skills and labour market outcomes in Chile with a specific focus on disadvantaged groups: youth, women and the low-skilled. It examines the proficiency of the Chilean...


Productivity and Jobs in a Globalised World

by Collectif Oecd (May 05, 2018)

This report looks at how regional policies can support productivity growth and jobs. While there has been a remarkable decline in inequality in OECD countries, inequality among regions within certain countries...


Education for a Bright Future in Greece

by Collectif Oecd (May 22, 2018)

After a decade of severe fiscal crisis also impacting education, Greece is looking ahead. Now is the time to invest effectively in education and define a forward-looking path for Greece. Building on the current...


Trade Facilitation and the Global Economy

by Collectif Oecd (May 30, 2018)

In a globalised world, where goods cross borders many times as intermediate and as final products, trade facilitation is essential to lowering overall trade costs and increasing economic welfare, in particular...


Taxing Wages 2018

by Collectif Oecd (April 26, 2018)

This annual flagship publication provides details of taxes paid on wages in OECD countries. It covers personal income taxes and social security contributions paid by employees, social security contributions...


Working Together for Local Integration of Migrants and Refugees in Amsterdam

by Collectif Oecd (April 18, 2018)

In Amsterdam, the Netherlands, 51.66% of the population was born outside of the country or has at least one parent born abroad. Amsterdam is proud of its cultural and ethnical diversity and actively works to...


Private Philanthropy for Development

by Collectif Oecd (April 17, 2018)

Philanthropy’s role in advancing sustainable development attracts a lot of attention. This report calls into question long-held assumptions about the volume, nature and potential of foundations’ engagement...


Taxation of Household Savings

by Collectif Oecd (May 24, 2018)

This report provides a detailed review of the taxation of household savings in 40 OECD and partner countries. It examines the different approaches that countries take to taxing household savings, and calculates...


The Role and Design of Net Wealth Taxes in the OECD

by Collectif Oecd (April 16, 2018)

This report examines and assesses the current and historical use of net wealth taxes, defined as recurrent taxes on individual net assets, in OECD countries. It provides background on the use of wealth taxes...


Making Development Co-operation Work for Small Island Developing States

by Collectif Oecd (April 25, 2018)

Small Island Developing States (SIDS) stand at a critical juncture on their paths to sustainable development. Economic growth, human development and vulnerability indicators point to specific challenges facing...


Apprenticeship in England, United Kingdom

by Collectif Oecd (April 11, 2018)

One of a series of studies on vocational education and training, this review focuses on the apprenticeship system in England and concludes with policy recommendations.

England has launched a series of reforms...


Economic Policy Reforms 2018

by Collectif Oecd (March 19, 2018)

Going for Growth is the OECD’s regular report on structural reforms in policy areas that have been identified as priorities to boost incomes in OECD and selected non-OECD countries (Argentina, Brazil, the...


Engaging Young Children

by Collectif Oecd (March 27, 2018)

The first years of life lay the foundations for a child’s future development and learning. Many countries have increased their financial support for provision of early childhood education and care (ECEC) over...


Behavioural Insights for Public Integrity

by Collectif Oecd (March 27, 2018)

At the core of integrity is a human choice. Behavioural research reveals two determinants of integrity: the internal dynamics of how individuals make moral decisions and how these decisions are shaped and influenced...


OECD Economic Surveys: Costa Rica 2018

by Collectif Oecd (April 17, 2018)

Costa Rica has achieved strong levels of well-being. However, many institutional obstacles are hampering more robust growth and the spreading of its gains more widely. Setting in motion a “virtuous cycle”...


Multi-Dimensional Review of Thailand (Volume 1)

by Collectif Oecd (April 09, 2018)

Thailand has made impressive progress over the past several decades, both in economic and social terms. Sustained strong growth and a rapidly modernising economy have turned Thailand into an upper middle-income...


Towards Better Social and Employment Security in Korea

by Collectif Oecd (March 14, 2018)

This report on Korea is the fourth country study published in a series of reports looking into how policies connect people with jobs, following reports on Australia, Slovenia and the United Kingdom. It has a...


OECD Economic Surveys: Greece 2018

by Collectif Oecd (April 30, 2018)

Greece is on track to recover from a deep depression. Reforms have gathered pace and fiscal consolidation has strengthened credibility, lowering uncertainty. Exports have led the expansion and labour market...


OECD Economic Surveys: Poland 2018

by Collectif Oecd (March 19, 2018)

The Polish economy is expanding rapidly and living standards continue to rise, catching up with those in other OECD countries. To sustain this trend Poland needs to invest further in skills and infrastructure...


Regulatory Policy in Slovenia

by Collectif Oecd (March 09, 2018)

The OECD Regulatory Policy Review of Slovenia assesses the regulatory management capacity of Slovenia. It takes stock of regulatory policies, institutions and tools; describes trends and recent developments;...