Finding Your Moral Center in the Toughest Decisions
Author: Sasha Chanoff
Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Making the Hardest Decisions As a young aid worker, Sasha Chanoff was sent to evacuate a group of refugees from the violence-torn Congo. But when he arrived he discovered a second group. Evacuating them too could endanger the entire mission. But leaving them behind would mean their certain death. All leaders face defining moments, when values are in conflict and decisions impact lives. Why is moral courage the essential factor at such times? How do we access our own rock-bottom values, and how can we take advantage of them to make the best decisions? Through Sasha's own extraordinary story and those of eight other brave leaders from business, government, nongovernment organizations, and the military, this book reveals five principles for confronting crucial decisions and inspires all of us to use our moral core as a lodestar for leadership.
Despair imposes heavy burdens upon us. Under these burdens, you may find yourself in a deep, dark, lonely place, utterly overwhelmed, deeply depressed, even considering suicide. But what if within this misery you found you possessed the power to choose?to choose to move toward healing, to listen to a message of hope, to craft your true identity and find goodness in your life?This wise and helpful guide explores the nature of personal suffering and brokenness and the potential for personal crisis to be a source of strength and renewal instead of despair and death. Examining the personal journeys of biblical and historical figures such as Moses, Maimonides, Abraham Lincoln and Martin Buber?as well as the author?s own personal experience with despair?it looks at brokenness as an inescapable element of the human condition. It traces the path of suffering from despair to depression to desperation to the turning point?healing?when first-hand knowledge of suffering can be transformed into blessing.Whether you have encountered despair and depression personally?through illness, loss, trauma or betrayal?or you know someone who is struggling with brokenness, this book will provide an informative, safe and comforting look at the nature of despair and the ways we can overcome it.
The Global Financial System and Regulatory Failure
Author: Ross P. Buckley
Publisher: Kluwer Law International B.V.
Category: Business & Economics
The global financial system has proven increasingly unstable and crisis-prone since the early 1980s. The system has failed to serve either creditors or debtors well. This has been reinforced by the global financial crisis of 2008, where we have seen systemic weaknesses bring rich countries to the brink of bankruptcy and visit appalling suffering on the poorest citizens of poor countries. Yet the regulatory responses to this crisis have involved little thinking from outside the box in which the crisis was delivered to the world. This book presents a powerful indictment of this regulatory failure and calls for greatly increased attention to international financial law and analyses new regulatory measures with the potential to make a new recognition of the principles that ought to underlie it. Using a historical approach that compares the various financial crises of the past three decades, the authors clearly show how misconceived economic policy responses have paved the way for each next 'crash'. Among the numerous topics that arise in the course of this revealing analysis are the following: overvalued exchange rates; excess liquidity in rich countries; premature liberalisation of local financial markets; capital controls; derivatives markets; accounting standards; credit ratings and the conflicts in the role of credit rating agencies; investor protection arrangements; insurance companies; and payment, clearing and settlement activities. The authors offer detailed commentary on: the role of multilateral development banks, the IMF and the WTO in responding to crises; the role of the Basel Accords, the Financial Stability Forum and Board, and the responses of the European Commission, the US, and the G20 to the most recent crisis. The book concludes by exploring systemic game-changing reforms such as bank levies, financial activities taxes and financial transaction taxes, and a global sovereign bankruptcy regime; as well as measures to remove the currency mismatches from the balance sheets of developing countries. Apart from its great usefulness as a detailed introduction to the international financial system and its regulation, the book is enormously valuable for its clear identification of the areas of regulatory failure, and its analysis of new regulatory approaches that offer the potential for a genuinely more stable system. Banking and investment policymakers at every level, the lawyers that serve these markets and the regulators that seek to regulate them, cannot afford to neglect this book.
From Crisis to Victory is Sue Porter and Jerry Mallard’s fast-moving story from their battle to survive an epidemic of killer bacteria, Hurricane Rita, erupting volcanoes, asteroid impacts, and a collapsing society to experience the glorious climax of Jesus Christ’s return. From Crisis to Victory is the story of ordinary people who, when challenged to survive, find the courage to overcome the crisis and be victorious! This is a “Three Seat Belt” story. So, dear reader, fasten them all and enjoy!
Neoliberalism, Organized Labour, and the Canadian State
Author: Tim Fowler
Category: Business & Economics
The Great Recession was the largest crisis of capitalism since the Great Depression and the largest crisis in neoliberalism to date, sending shockwaves throughout the global economy. States scrambled to right the sinking capitalist ship in order to maintain high levels of accumulation. In Canada, as in so many other countries, the state introduced austerity measures aimed at organized labour and the broader working class. This volume explores the political economy of The Great Recession in Canada, and focuses on how labour has responded to the crisis, neoliberalism, and austerity measures. Table of Contents: 1. From Crisis To Austerity: An Introduction/Tim Fowler 2. The Canadian State and the Crisis: Theoretical and Historical Context/ Stephen McBride & Heather Whiteside 3. From the Great Recession of 2008-2009 to Fiscal Austerity: The Role of Inequality/Akhter Faroque and Brian K. MacLean 4. Neoliberalism, Capitalist Crisis, and Continuing Austerity in the Ontario State/Tim Fowler 5. Collective Bargaining in a Time of Austerity: Public-Sector Unions and the University Sector in Ontario/Mathew Nelson & James Meades 6. "We Will Fight This Crisis" Auto Workers Resist an Industrial Meltdown/ Bill Murnighan & Jim Stanford 7. The Decline of the Labour Movement: A Socialist Perspective/ Murray E.G. Smith & Jonah Butovsky 8. Labour's Response to the Crisis and the Future of Working-Class Politics/ David Camfield Endorsements: ..". a] thought-provoking collection on contemporary austerity and the attack on labour reveals how divergent interpretations of capitalist crisis frame different understandings of the contemporary crisis of the workers' movement." - Bryan D. Palmer is Canada Research Chair at Trent University, author of James P. Cannon and the Origins of the American Revolutionary Left, 1890-1928 and Editor of Labour/Le Travail. ..".a big-picture look at how Canadian governments and business sought solutions favouring the wealthy at the expense of an ever more constrained labour movement. The collection will be a critical read for anyone seeking a comprehensive account of the crisis and how Canada's politics of austerity have affected unions and workers across the country." - John Peters teaches labour studies at Laurentian University and is editor of Boom, Bust, Crisis: Labour, Corporate Power, and Politics in 21st Century Canada
How to Help Yourself and Others in Distress or Danger
Author: Lee Ann Hoff
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Category: Social Science
Unlike books focusing on a single crisis topic, Crisis helps recognize common signs of endangerment across a range of life challenges by showing the interconnections between various harmful events. Through media coverage of school shootings, suicides, domestic abuse, workplace violence, and more, we've become accustomed to hearing about violence and trauma-almost invariably followed by reports that show all of the warning signs that were missed. While it is impossible to predict when, where, and with whom a crisis will occur, we do have the means to be better equipped to intervene in stressful situations before they tip over into a crisis. Important preventative information is readily available, and this book better prepares us to take appropriate responsive action. Often a crisis is the result of a critical life event; whether or not a life-changing event turns into a crisis depends on the type, timing, and interpretation of the event, the person's life cycle development phase, history of healthy coping, and available timely support. In sum, Lee Ann Hoff illustrates how to recognize crisis as both danger and opportunity. The more we know about how to spot a potential crisis and what to do, the more likely distressed persons will get the help they need.
The Book Studies The Politics And Administration Of Pakistan Under The Constitution Introduced By Ayub Khan In 1962. The Political Situation Is Discussed In All Its Aspects: The Constitution Itself And Ayub Khan`S Manipulation Of It; The Conduct Of The 1965 Presidential Elections; Foreign Policy, Particularly Relations With India; The Economy; The Growth Of Corruption In The Administration; The Suppression Of Criticism; And The Increasing Discontent Of The People. It Assesses Ayub Khan And His `Great` Decade, And Reasons For His Failure. Appendices Include Details Of The Careers Of Zulfikar Ali Bhutto And Altaf Gauhar, And Of Such Matters As The Relative Strength Of The Indian And Pakistani Armed Forces Prior To The Hostilities Of September 1965. Stamp On First End Page, Name Of Previous Owner On The Title, One Marking With Pen, Condition Good.
Do Community Colleges Offer a Viable Solution to the Nation's Knowledge Deficit?
Author: Nancy Remington
Publisher: Stylus Publishing, LLC
“This book does an excellent job of tracing the history of the movement and where it stands today. It discusses the political context when these discussions happen in states and the education implications when institutions take on this additional mission. This book may or may not convert those who are concerned about ‘mission creep’ of community colleges, but it sure will give them something to think about. Clearly we cannot continue to do business as we have always done and expect to meet the growing demand for college educated citizens. This book provides some thoughts on how to create a new model going forward and it deserves serious consideration.” —from the Foreword by Carol D’Amico The premise of this book is that, in a globalized economy dependent on innovation and knowledge, higher education must provide greater, more affordable access to the acquisition of higher-level skills and knowledge for a greater proportion of the population. The purpose of this book is to open up a debate about the status quo. Should four-year institutions remain the near-exclusive conferrers of the baccalaureate? Or is there a legitimate role for community colleges who already educate over half the undergraduate population of the United States, at lower cost with few barriers to access? The contributors examine the capacities of four-year colleges to deliver training for technical occupations; the ability of community colleges to deliver rigorous, high-quality courses; and issues of access, affordability, faculty development, and responsiveness to changing needs. A chapter devoted to student voices provides the critical perspective of this constituency. The book concludes by describing examples of implementation across the United States, reviewing different models of articulation as well as promising practices that include eliminating the need for transfer altogether. Alternative Pathways to the Baccalaureate provides vital information and new research for policymakers, community college leaders, and scholars of higher education to provoke much-needed debate. Published in association with the Community College Baccalaureate Association
The Causes and Consequences of the Great Recession of 2008-2009
Author: Professor Berch Berberoglu
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
Category: Social Science
Written by a team of experts on the contemporary global capitalist political economy, this ground-breaking volume provides critical analyses of the causes and consequences of the Great Recession of 2008-2009. Through a careful examination of the origin, development and aftermath of the catastrophic economic crisis, editor Berch Berberoglu and his colleagues demonstrate that those most responsible for the economic collapse are the ones least affected by its devastating impact.
Lesslie Newbigin and the Reinvention of Christian Mission
Author: Mark T. B. Laing
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Lesslie Newbigin (1909-1998) was one of the seminal theologians of mission in the twentieth century, and perhaps the most important in the English-speaking world. His thinking was anchored in the practice of mission: he was a missionary in India, a bishop of the Indian church, and a leader in emerging international mission structures. In his late years, he pioneered research on how the gospel could engage with Western culture. For many he is the founding father of the missional church movement. This book is the first to address the crucial role Newbigin played in shaping ecumenical thinking on mission during the twentieth century, filling an important gap in our knowledge of the development of twentieth-century missional theology. It does so by seeking to answer a central question in Newbigin's thinking: How does mission relate to church? Taking the integration of the International Missionary Council with the World Council of Churches as its central focus, this book provides a unique history of crucial events in the ecumenical movement. But more importantly, through a study of Newbigin's role in the theological debate, this book demonstrates how missional theology evolved during the postwar period when there was a sea change in understandings both of mission and church.