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  • GOVERNING COMPLEXITY IN THE 21ST CENTURY

    Governing Complexity in the 21st Century surveys the ways in which social systems are becoming more complex. It shows how this complexity impacts every aspect of life for individuals, governments and societies in most social systems at individual, regional, national and global scales and explores how embracing ‘complexity thinking’ can greatly improve the art of governance in all policy areas.

    The book clearly explains the ideas and methods of complexity science—widely accepted in both the natural and social sciences—then demonstrates how ‘complexity thinking’ can be applied to improve our understanding of governance and policy actions. Providing a deep analysis of many governance challenges, including economic development and technological innovation, environment management, climate change and development in the Middle East, the book also compares national responses to the COVID-19 pandemic.

    Clear and jargon-free, this book is accessible to undergraduates and scholars alike. It is essential reading for policymakers everywhere, showcasing methods for governing effectively and efficiently in our increasingly complex world. It brings together the broad range of social and environmental science fields and will be useful for those studying or working in policy, politics and international relations, environmental issues, business management, philosophy, history and sociology.
    ISBN: 9780367276263
    Publisher: ROUTLEDGE
    Subtitle:
    Author: NEIL E. HARRISON AND ROBERT GEYER

     48,051
  • ATHA NITISHATAKAM


    ISBN: 8129107546
    Publisher: RUPA & CO
    Subtitle: SANSKRIT SHLOKAS ON HUMAN BEHAVIOUR IN A CIVILIZED SOCIETY, ON POLITY, PRUDENCE AND WISDOM
    Author: RAJENDRA TANDON

     910
  • REFLECTIONS ON QI

    Qi (also spelled Chi or Ki) is the universal energy or life force that permeates all being. A fundamental concept in traditional Chinese philosophy, an understanding of Qi is crucial tosuccess in the practice of all East Asian healing and martial arts, from Tai Chi to Taekwondo to Reiki. But Qi has far broader and deeper applications: its proper understanding and utilization can bring harmony and balance to our modernlives. The power and focus it generates can be put to use in the myriad tasks we engage in daily, whether cooking, writing a book, designing a house, or preparing a business strategy. Reflections on Qi progresses from an explanation of what Qi is and how it is manifested throughout the universe to a description of how positive Qi can be introduced into the home, garden, workplace, and relationships. This is followed by an introduction to the various means of expressingand interpreting Qi in such pursuits as calligraphy, gardening, painting, and music. Lavishly illustrated, this book is the perfect reference for anyone interested in Eastern thought and wanting to incorporate its key beneficial elements into a Western lifestyle.
    ISBN: 0834805456
    Publisher: STRUIK
    Subtitle: TUNING YOUR LIFE THE WORLD’S HIDDEN ENERGY
    Author: GRAY KHOR

     5,075
  • FENG SHUI


    ISBN: 8186505687
    Publisher: THIRD EYE
    Subtitle:
    Author: Maureen L. Belle

     240
  • ALEXANDER THE CONQUEROR

    No individual has made his mark on the world more profoundly than Alexander the Great, the young man who, through war, diplomacy, and Machiavellian means, expanded his empire to include most of the known world – all before he died at age thirty-three. A remarkable man whose path crossed with some of the most influential people, places, and events of all time, Alexander began his combat training at age seven, studied philosophy with Aristotle at age thirteen, kept a copy of Homer’s Iliad under his pillow until his death, and introduced Greek and oriental cultural influences throughout his vast empire. Alexander: The Conqueror follows the progression of his conquests through the Near East and Central Asia to the Indus Valley, and introduces Alexander’s family, the personalities of his generals, and the cultures of the lands he conquered. Author Laura Foreman examines the complex character of Alexander as student, friend, lover, military genius, and emperor, and explores the many unsolved mysteries surrounding his life: Who did Alexander turn to in passion and for comfort? Was Alexander a careful, amiable mastermind or a drunken brute? Could Alexander have been responsible for his father’s murder? Gorgeous landscape photography, numerous images of ancient art and artifacts, and informative, beautifully crafted maps complement the narrative, offering a visual feast along with a lively, insightful narrative of Alexander’s life of conquest and intrigue.
    ISBN: 0306812932
    Publisher: DA CAPO PRESS
    Subtitle: THE EPIC STORY OF THE WARRIOR KING BY LAURA FOREMAN
    Author: PROFESSOR EUGEN

     1,250 4,450
  • STUDIES ON THE CIVILIZATION OF ISLAM

    Originally published in 1962, this book presents important studies on the history, literature and religion of the Islamic peoples as well as an appraisal of contemporary intellectual currents in the Middle East. Part I interprets the basic political and cultural development in medieval Islam, set in the context of its growth from a religious movement in the Arabian peninsula to an imperial structure extending from the Atlantic Ocean to the borders of China. Part II includes studies of Islamic institutions, philosophy and religion. The close relationship of Islam to Western traditions through the Biblical and Greek heritages is emphasized and the factors which have moulded unique and distinctive institutions are considered.
    ISBN: 9789699988967
    Publisher: PEACE PUBLICATION
    Subtitle:
    Author: HAMILTON A.R. GIBB

     995
  • AFTER THE NEOCONS

    Attacking the right-wing policymakers he had previously associated with, Francis Fukuyama argues that the Bush administration, in the war in Iraq, has wrongly applied the principles of neo-conservatism , a philosophy that is vital to the arguments about Iraq, but rarely explored, and whose history he carefully untangles. He goes to explain why the US did not realize how much foreign hostility there would be towards the war, or how difficult reconstruction would be, and connects the problems in Iraq to wider patterns that include recent revolutions in Eastern Europe. Showing that there is no established tradition in international relations theory that can help guide American foreign policy today Fukuyama then outlines a new approach. This emphasizes the importance of solving the problem of development and of creating multiple international institutions. It would also avoid preventive war, as Fukuyama explains in his usual clear and penetrating style.
    ISBN: 1861979223
    Publisher: VIVA BOOKS
    Subtitle:
    Author: FRANCIS FUKUYAM

     910
  • THE WISDOM OF ZEN

    An illustrated anthology offering words of wisdom from the Zen tradition, arranged in thematic categories such as “Meditation” and “Living a Zen a life”. The aim of Zen Buddhism is to attain total harmony with the world within and without, to see things as they really are, in all their living wonder. Full of compassion, clarity and a deep love of life, this ancient Eastern tradition continues to inspire and encourage world-wide followers through its philosophy of acceptance and loving kindness. With its emphasis on living life, rather than simply talking about it, Zen is full of practical wisdom, a distillation of which is found within these pages. Offering insight in to everything from meditation and the art of haiku, to the removal of worldly concerns and living a Zen life, this collection draws on a multitude of great thinkers and their teachings, old and new alike.
    ISBN: 1851682813
    Publisher: ONE WORLD OXFORD
    Subtitle:
    Author: ROBERT ENGLAND

     594 4,057