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Crises in Intellectual Disability

This book examines a number of critical areas within the intellectual disability field. These areas include the workforce crisis, the long-term pattern of systematic underfunding, complex regulatory and funding issues, and waiting lists. The text notes that, while the United States has made significant progress in improving the liv...

Deleuze and Guattari’s Philosophy of ‘Becoming-Revolutionary’

This book reconstructs Deleuze and Guattari’s micropolitics toward a philosophy of ‘becoming-revolutionary’. It provides novel ways to comprehend their political philosophy, through a critical engagement with Chantal Mouffe’s theorization of radical democracy, Michael Hardt and Negri’s diagnosis of Empire, Franco Berardi’s analysis...

Democracy of the Oppressed

The book revisits the concepts of “the new politics of welfare” and “Adivasi and Indigenous livelihoods”, situating the existing body of knowledge of these subjects within the context of state policy and the socio-cultural developments witnessed in India after independence, specifically the impact of the Mahatma Gandhi National Rur...

Managing Cultural Diversity in the Mediterranean Region

This book highlights the various cultures and religions of Mediterranean countries, and discusses issues related to managing diversity and minority rights, and the role of intercultural and interreligious dialogue. It centers on the interconnectedness between culture, politics, religion, gender, race, migration, and language. To pr...

Mental Health in Qatar

This book is the first volume to explore, in breadth and in depth, the field of mental health in Qatar. The development of mental health services and the support of mental health research are currently priority areas in the strategic vision of this country. Bringing together the voices of experts in the field working in service of ...

The Niakhar High-Titer Measles Vaccine Trial, 1987-1990

This study reports the methodology and findings of a randomized controlled vaccine trial conducted in Senegal in 1987-1990. Two high-titer measles vaccines of different strains (Edmonston-Zagreb and Schwarz) were compared with a standard vaccine (the Schwarz strain) among infants aged 5 to 10 months. Comparison focused on clinical ...

A Handbook on Discretion in Public Procurement

This handbook details an EU case law approach to the concept of discretionary eligibility within the context of public procurement. It provides examples from the jurisprudence of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) in order to provide insights into applicable discretionary power on the part of the contracting authorit...

Communication in Postmodern Urban Fiction

We cannot imagine our world without its digital mirror anymore. We communicate to others in mediated ways and even create ourselves through our technological devices, presenting an imagined version of us to the outside world. This book is concerned with precisely this imagination of the self in an increasing digitalized society, go...

Digitalization, Economic Development and Social Equality

This book represents one of the outcomes of the World Complexity Science Academy (WCSA) Conference held in Rome in the Autumn of 2018, titled “Turbulent Convergence”. It reflects the fruitful discussions developed by a number of papers presented at the event by scholars from several different countries. In particular, the volume re...

Husbands Bosworth Polish Resettlement Camp (1948-58)

This book presents the history of the Polish resettlement camps in the context of the post-war reconstruction of Britain during the 1950s. The Polish Resettlement Act (1947) concerned some 200, 000 Poles stranded in the country after the war. There are very few studies available in English concerning this migration to the UK and a ...

Japanese Food for Health and Longevity

We often hear about the merits of Japanese food, but there are few studies on this from a scientific perspective. This book presents a scientific basis for why Japanese food is a source of health and longevity, and details how to produce traditional Japanese foods and the healthy substances contained therein. It also highlights asp...

Organ Transplantation and Society

The evolution of medicine is one of the outstanding features of the past century. The progress achieved by organ transplants is particularly important in this regard. Transplant medicine has progressed massively, but, due to insufficient social donation responses, waiting patient lists increase and the sad consequences of this real...
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