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Acquisitions Leeuwenborch Library - August 2014

Basic Sciences

Meteorology

Who speaks for the climate? : making sense of media reporting on climate change [Monograph] - 3e oplage
Boykoff, M.T. \ 2013
The public rely upon media representations to help interpret and make sense of the many complexities relating to climate science and governance. Media representations of climate issues – from news to entertainment – are powerful and important links b ...
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Social Sciences and Humanities

Social Sciences

Introduction to mediation, moderation, and conditional process analysis : a regression-based approach [Monograph]
Hayes, A.F. \ cop. 2013
Explaining the fundamentals of mediation and moderation analysis, this engaging book also shows how to integrate the two using an innovative strategy known as conditional process analysis. Procedures are described for testing hypotheses about the mec ...
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Communication Studies

The 4th revolution : how the infosphere is reshaping human reality [Monograph]
Floridi, L. \ 2014
Who are we, and how do we relate to each other? Luciano Floridi, one of the leading figures in contemporary philosophy, argues that the explosive developments in Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) is changing the answer to these fundam ...
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Human rights and a changing media landscape [Monograph]
Hammarberg, T. \ cop. 2011
The media play a crucial role in the protection of human rights. They expose human rights violations and offer an arena for different voices to be heard in public discourse. Free, independent and pluralistic media are a core element of any democracy. ...
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Information : a very short introduction [Monograph]
Floridi, L. \ 2010
Explores a concept central to modern science and society, from thermodynamics and DNA to our use of the mobile phone and the Internet. Considers concepts such as 'Infoglut' (too much information to process) and the emergence of an information society ...
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Strategische communicatie : principes en toepassingen [Monograph] - Derde, herziene druk
Aarts, N. \ Steuten, C. \ Woerkum, C. van \ 2014
De hele dag door worden we bestookt met informatie en suggesties, bedoeld om ons ergens toe aan te zetten of juist van af te brengen, in het belang van onszelf of van de wereld om ons heen. Ook bij het bedenken van oplossingen voor de meest uiteenlop ...
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Sociology

Sociologos : tijdschrift voor sociologie [Journal]
2014-
sociologie - sociale wetenschappen - methodologie - onderzoek - sociaal onderzoek
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Class, culture and the agrarian myth [Monograph]
Brass, T. \ [2014]
Using examples from different historical contexts, this book examines the relationship between class, nationalism, modernity and the agrarian myth. Essentializing rural identity, traditional culture and quotidian resistance, both aristocratic/plebeia ...
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Disaster studies

Transition or stagnation? : everyday life, food security and recovery in post-conflict northern Uganda [PhD thesis]
Wairimu, W.W. \ 2014
conflict - middelen van bestaan - voedselzekerheid - terugwinning - uganda - minst ontwikkelde landen - oost-afrika
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Economics

Automobility in transition? : a socio-technical analysis of sustainable transport [Monograph]
Geels, F.W. \ 2012
Is the automobility regime experiencing a transition towards sustainability? To answer that question, this book investigates stability and change in contemporary transport systems. It makes a socio-technical analysis of transport systems, exploring t ...
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Development Studies

On the state of business: trade, entrepreneurship and real economic governance in South Sudan [PhD thesis]
Twijnstra, R.W. \ 2014
This thesis provides an insight into the everyday realities of economic life and regulation in the Republic of South Sudan for the period between 2010 and 2013, encompassing its independence from the Sudan in July 2011 and the period of economic aust ...
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Participation, politics and technology : agrarian development in post-neoliberal Bolivia [PhD thesis]
Córdoba Blandón, D.M. \ 2014
The election of Morales – an indigenous and cocalero leader – and his Movement Toward Socialism (MAS) party became the most important political milestone in Bolivia’s recent history. The MAS promised to represent the most excluded sectors of the coun ...
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The tyranny of experts : economists, dictators, and the forgotten rights of the poor [Monograph]
Easterly, W.D. \ [2013]
Over the last century, global poverty has largely been viewed as a technical problem that merely requires the right “expert” solutions. Yet all too often, experts recommend solutions that fix immediate problems without addressing the systemic politic ...
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Household Studies

Food and the self : consumption, production, and material culture [Monograph]
Solier, I. de \ 2013
We often hear that selves are no longer formed through producing material things at work, but by consuming them in leisure, leading to 'meaningless' modern lives. This important book reveals the cultural shift to be more complex, demonstrating how pe ...
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Management studies, Business Administration, Organizational Science

Decision support modeling for milk valorization [PhD thesis]
Banaszewska, A. \ 2014
operationeel onderzoek - modelleren - melk - beslissingsondersteunende systemen - beslissingsmodellen - rentabiliteit - zuivelindustrie - rauwe melk - melkbewerking - nederland - efficiëntie
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Responsible innovation : from concept to practice [Monograph]
Pavie, X. \ Scholten, V. \ Carthy, D. \ [2014]
At a time when the limits on human progress are ever-decreasing and the consequences of human actions have never been so critical to predict and manage, the responsible nature of innovations has acquired a whole new importance. Firms now need to find ...
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Law

Constructing intellectual property [Monograph]
George, A. \ 2012
What is 'intellectual property'? This book examines the way in which this important area of law is constructed by the legal system. It argues that intellectual property is a body of rules, created by the legal system, that regulate the documented for ...
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Patent law in global perspective [Monograph]
Okediji, R.L. \ Bagley, M.A. \ [2014]
This book addresses critical and timely questions in patent law from a truly global perspective, with contributions from leading patent law scholars from various countries. Offering fresh insights and new approaches to evaluating key institutional, e ...
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Public Administration

De terugkeer van het algemeen belang : privatiseringsverdriet en de toekomst van Nederland [Monograph] - Eerste druk
Kuiper, R. \ 2014
In dit boek geeft Eerste Kamerlid Roel Kuiper een beeld van de gevolgen van de privatiseringspolitiek van de afgelopen dertig jaar, onder meer voor de NS, de KPN en de energiesector. Bedrijven werden verkocht, marktwerking toegelaten en overheidsdien ...
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Waagstuk Europa : Nederland en de grote Europese vraagstukken van vandaag [Monograph]
Segers, M. \ 2014
nederland - europa - europese unie - regering
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Political Science

Buying time : the delayed crisis of democratic capitalism [Monograph]
Streeck, W. \ 2014
The financial and economic crisis that began in 2008 still has the world on tenterhooks. The gravity of the situation is matched by a general paucity of understanding about what is happening and how it started. In this book, based on his 2012 Adorno ...
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Foundations and frontiers of deliberative governance [Monograph]
Dryzek, J.S. \ Niemeyer, S. \ 2012
Deliberative democracy now dominates the theory, reform, and study of democracy. Working at its cutting edges, Foundations and Frontiers of Deliberative Governance reaches from conceptual underpinnings to the key challenges faced in applications to e ...
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Philosophy

Deadly monopolies : the shocking corporate takeover of life itself, and the consequences for your health and our medical future [Monograph]
Washington, H.A. \ 2011
Think your body is your own to control and dispose of as you wish? Think again. The United States Patent Office has granted at least 40,000 patents on genes controlling the most basic processes of human life, and more are pending. If you undergo surg ...
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Hegel [Monograph]
Erp, H. van \ cop. 2013
Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel (1770-1831) geldt als een van de belangrijkste, maar ook meest complexe filosofen van de moderniteit. In het voorjaar van 2013 verscheen bij Uitgeverij Boom de vertaling van zijn hoofdwerk, Fenomenologie van de geest. He ...
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The history and future of bioethics : a sociological view [Monograph]
Evans, J.H. \ cop. 2012
An unorthodox history of the profession of bioethics and bioethical debate itself The most complete explanation available of the history of bioethics, and especially on the divorce between religion and bioethics A controversial proposal for restructu ...
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Humans in nature : the world as we find it and the world as we create it [Monograph]
Kaebnick, G.E. \ [2014]
Provides a comparative study of concerns about the environment, ag bio, syn bio, and human enhancement. Presents an unusual middle way: a qualified defense of concerns about nature that grants them legitimacy while limiting their force Defends concer ...
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Ik, cyborg : de mens-machine in populaire cultuur [Monograph]
Smelik, A. \ 2012
Technologie maakt ons sterker, sneller en slimmer. Wat betekent die technologie voor ons zelfbeeld, de relatie met ons lichaam, met andere mensen, met onze omgeving? Worden wij cyborgs, moderne mens-machines? De cyborg (cybernetisch organisme) sluit ...
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Kant's organicism : epigenesis and the development of critical philosophy [Monograph]
Mensch, J. \ 2013
Because it laid the foundation for nearly all subsequent epistemologies, Immanuel Kant’s Critique of Pure Reason has overshadowed his other interests in natural history and the life sciences, which scholars have long considered as separate from his r ...
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Kritische stemmen : maatschappijkritiek van Oudheid tot heden [Monograph]
Laeyendecker, L. \ [2013]
Maatschappijkritiek is van alle tijden. In dit boek neemt de auteur de lezer mee door de geschiedenis van de kritiek op de samenleving: van apocalyptiek in de Oudheid en Middeleeuwen, via de utopieën van de Renaissance en de Verlichting, naar de prob ...
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Moral theory : an introduction [Monograph] - Second edition
Timmons, M. \ 2013
What makes an action right or wrong? Why is something good or bad? How does one make moral decisions about what is right and good? These are among the main questions of ethics. This book explores some of the most historically important and currently ...
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Moralizing technology : understanding and designing the morality of things [Monograph]
Verbeek, P.-P. \ cop. 2011
Technology permeates nearly every aspect of our daily lives. Cars enable us to travel long distances, mobile phones help us to communicate, and medical devices make it possible to detect and cure diseases. But these aids to existence are not simply n ...
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Onenigheid en gemeenschap : basisboek politieke filosofie [Monograph]
Terpstra, M. \ Wils, J.P. \ cop. 2012
Politiek ontstaat op het moment dat de mens tracht een gemeenschap te vormen ondanks de onenigheid met zijn medemens. Dat is de basisstelling van dit nieuwe deel in de succesvolle serie Basisboeken filosofie. Steeds zien we dit probleem terugkeren in ...
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Outsider scientists : routes to innovation in biology [Monograph]
Harman, O. \ Dietrich, M.R. \ 2013
Outsider Scientists describes the transformative role played by “outsiders” in the growth of the modern life sciences. Biology, which occupies a special place between the exact and human sciences, has historically attracted many thinkers whose primar ...
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Prometheus reimagined : technology, environment, and law in the twenty-first century [Monograph]
Lin, A.C. \ 2013
Technologies such as synthetic biology, nanotechnology, artificial intelligence, and geoengineering will be among the most life-changing and controversial in the coming decades. While such technologies promise to address many of our most serious prob ...
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Reframing the intercultural dialoque on human rights : a philosophical approach [Monograph]
Flynn, J. \ 2014
In this book, Flynn stresses the vital role of intercultural dialogue in developing a non-ethnocentric conception of human rights. He argues that Jürgen Habermas’s discourse theory provides both the best framework for such dialogue and a much-needed ...
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Regenesis : how synthetic biology will reinvent nature and ourselves [Monograph]
Church, G. \ Regis, E. \ cop. 2012
In Regenesis, Harvard biologist George Church and science writer Ed Regis explore the possibilities—and perils—of the emerging field of synthetic biology. Synthetic biology, in which living organisms are selectively altered by modifying substantial p ...
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De waarheid op de wand : psychoanalyse van het weten [Monograph]
Zwart, H. \ cop. 2010
In literaire genres krijgt de verbeelding alle ruimte, maar in wetenschappelijke teksten wordt het beeld met achterdocht benaderd. Van de drie talen die de mens beheerst - die van het beeld, het woord en het getal - gebruikt de wetenschapper doorgaan ...
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Would you kill the fat man? : the trolley problem and what your answer tells us about right and wrong [Monograph]
Edmonds, D. \ cop. 2014
A runaway train is racing toward five men who are tied to the track. Unless the train is stopped, it will inevitably kill all five men. You are standing on a footbridge looking down on the unfolding disaster. However, a fat man, a stranger, is standi ...
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History

Agriculture in the age of fascism : authoritarian technocracy and rural modernization, 1922-1945 [Monograph]
Fernández-Prieto, L. \ Pan-Montojo, J. \ Cabo, M. \ [2014]
The agrarian policies of fascism have never before been studied from a comparative perspective. This volume offers an overview, as well as new insights drawn from eight case-studies on Italy, Portugal, Hungary, Germany, Austria, Spain, Japan and Vich ...
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Commercial agriculture, the slave trade and slavery in Atlantic Africa [Monograph]
Law, R. \ Schwarz, S. \ Strickrodt, S. \ 2013
This book considers commercial agriculture in Africa in relation to the trans-Atlantic slave trade and the institution of slavery within Africa itself, from the beginnings of European maritime trade in the fifteenth century to the early stages of col ...
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Erfenis van het verlies : de strijd om de wederopbouw van boerderijen tijdens en na de Tweede Wereldoorlog [PhD thesis]
Elpers-von Samson-Himmelstjerna, S.M. \ 2014
boerderijen - reconstructie - oorlog - geschiedenis - nederland
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Europeanization in the twentieth century : historical approaches [Monograph]
Conway, M. \ Patel, K.K. \ 2010
Europeanization is a reality of Europe's present and near-future. But it is also a phenomenon that has a past, which has defined the processes of Europeanization which have occurred in Europe across the twentieth century. This volume, written by a te ...
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Gedreven helpers : een geschiedenis van Cordaids voorlopers: RK Huisvestingscomité, Mensen in Nood, Memisa, Medicus Mundi, Indische Missie Vereniging, Centraal Missie Commissariaat, Cebemo, Vastenaktie, Bilance en Bond zonder Naam [Monograph]
Heijst, A. van \ Grotenhuis, R. \ 2014
Gedreven helpers: het zijn de mannen en vrouwen die actief waren in de hulporganisaties waaruit Cordaid in 2000 is ontstaan én de Nederlanders die daar hun steun aan gaven. De organisatie telt vijf voorlopers: het RK Huisvestingscomité (1914, voortge ...
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The growth of public expenditure in the United Kingdom from 1870 to 2005 [Monograph]
Lee, C. \ 2012
In this analysis of governmental spending over the past 130 years, Clive Lee explains how and why public expenditure rose from little more than 10% of the national income to over 40% in recent years, and the sea change in attitudes about the role and ...
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Het land van Beatrix : de eerste geschiedenis van hedendaags Nederland (1980-2013) [Monograph]
Wansink, H. \ 2014
Een boek over het jongste verleden, dat de lezer bijpraat over de gedaantewisseling van Nederland in de sferen van de economie, de arbeidsverhoudingen, de samenstelling van de bevolking, de politieke cultuur en het Europese krachtenveld
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Levenstekens : gekaapte brieven uit het Rampjaar 1672 [PhD thesis]
Brouwer, J. \ 2014
In The National Archives te Kew (Londen) worden duizenden zeventiende- en achttiende-eeuwse Nederlandse brieven bewaard. Ze zijn afkomstig van schepen die buitgemaakt werden door de Engelsen. Judith Brouwer heeft onderzoek gedaan naar de brieven die ...
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Power over peoples : technology, environments, and western imperialism, 1400 to the present [Monograph]
Headrick, D.R. \ cop. 2010
In Power over Peoples, Daniel Headrick traces the evolution of Western technologies--from muskets and galleons to jet planes and smart bombs--and sheds light on the environmental and social factors that have brought victory in some cases and unforese ...
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The standard of living and revolutions in Russia, 1700-1917 [Monograph]
Mironov, B. \ Freeze, G.L. \ 2012
This is the first full-scale anthropometric history of Imperial Russia (1700-1917). It mobilizes an immense volume of archival material to chart the growth, weight, and other anthropometric indicators of the male and female populations in order to ch ...
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Innovation Studies

Agricultural innovation systems : an investment sourcebook [Monograph]
World Bank \ cop. 2012
This sourcebook draws on the emerging principles of Agricultural Innovation System (AIS) analysis and action to help to identify, design, and implement the investments, approaches, and complementary interventions that appear most likely to strengthen ...
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Environmental Sciences and Forestry

Environmental Management

Local environmental politics in China : challenges and innovations [Monograph]
Kostka, G. \ Mol, A.P.J. \ 2014
This book illuminates the fast-changing dynamics of local environmental politics in China. In the course of building up an institutional framework for environmental governance over the last decade, local actors have generated a variety of policy inno ...
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