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Understanding Power by Noam Chomsky Summary

An indispensable collection of lectures on the politic of power from the world's leading philosopher, linguist and critic, and author of the bestselling Who Rules the World Noam Chomsky is universally accepted as one of the pre-eminent public intellectuals of the modern era. Now, in Understanding Power, Peter R. Mitchell and John Schoeffel have assembled the best of Chomsky's talks on the past, present and future of the politics of power. In a series of enlightening and wide-ranging discussions - published here for the first time - Chomsky radically reinterprets the events of the past three decades, covering topics from foreign policy during the Vietnam War to the decline of welfare under the Clinton administration. And as he elucidates the connection between America's imperialistic foreign policy and social inequalities at home, Chomsky also discerns the necessary steps to take toward social change. With an eye to political activism and the media's role in popular struggle, as well as US foreign and domestic policy, Understanding Power is definitive Chomsky. 'Arguably the most important intellectual alive' New York Times

Understanding Power and Leadership in Higher Education

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Understanding Power and Leadership in Higher Education by Mark Kretovics Summary

Within higher education, power is often perceived negatively. Rather than avoiding the idea of power, this book explores the importance of embracing and effectively engaging power to affect positive change on campus. Understanding Power and Leadership in Higher Education gives college and university administrators the tools to understand the relationship between leadership, power, and influence within higher education. Highlighting real stories of effective college and university administrators, this book helps readers understand and analyze the use of power, preparing leaders for the realities of today’s administrative environment.

Understanding Power Through Watergate

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Understanding Power Through Watergate by Tian-jia Dong Summary

Understanding Power through Watergate uses the Watergate Affair as a case to highlight the Washington collective power dynamic. Author Tian-jia Dong argues that formal state institutions only work effectively when they are embedded in social dynamics. Academics in the fields of political science, American history, and sociology will find great interest in this book, as well as people involved in the political process. This work will also be a valuable supplement to graduate and undergraduate political science and sociology courses.

Understanding Race, Ethnicity, and Power

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Understanding Race, Ethnicity, and Power by Elaine Pinderhughes Summary

For practitioners and students seeking to deepen cultural sensitivity in clinical practice, this book examines the ethnic diversity of clients. It reveals the pervasive influence of race, ethnicity and power on the practitioner's own identity and interactions with others - clients, peers, subordinates and superiors.

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Understanding Power by Stephanine A. Martin Dustrud Summary

What is it like to have an experience of power? Guided by Edmund Husserl's phenomenology, this book provides a unique look into the phenomenon of power. While the literature offers a wealth of information about power from the historical, political and sociological realms, relatively no research detailing the lived experience of power for women exists. Given the ubiquitous nature of power, this descriptive phenomenological study sought to understand the experience of power for women in formal leadership positions through the Chief Academic Officer position in women's colleges and universities in the United States. With women holding leadership positions all over the world, this study is significant and compelling because it brings practitioners and scholars more than a definition of power-it makes explicit the meaning of power for women. A must read for all human resource development professionals, academicians, organizational leaders, administrators, and managers. The essence of power is articulated through rich details, which illustrate the embedded complexity of power. The nuances will captivate you and draw you into reflecting upon your own embodied experience of power.

Understanding Power Quality Problems

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Understanding Power Quality Problems by Math H. J. Bollen Summary

Power quality problems have increasingly become a substantial concern over the last decade, but surprisingly few analytical techniques have been developed to overcome these disturbances in system-equipment interactions. Now in this comprehensive book, power engineers and students can find the theoretical background necessary for understanding how to analyze, predict, and mitigate the two most severe power disturbances: voltage sags and interruptions. This is the first book to offer in-depth analysis of voltage sags and interruptions and to show how to apply mathematical techniques for practical solutions to these disturbances. From UNDERSTANDING AND SOLVING POWER QUALITY PROBLEMS you will gain important insights into Various types of power quality phenomena and power quality standards Current methods for power system reliability evaluation Origins of voltage sags and interruptions Essential analysis of voltage sags for characterization and prediction of equipment behavior and stochastic prediction Mitigation methods against voltage sags and interruptions Sponsored by: IEEE Power Electronics Society, IEEE Industry Applications Society, IEEE Power Engineering Society.

Understanding the Power of Recommendation

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Understanding the Power of Recommendation by Felix Dafiaghor Summary

In Understanding the Power of Recommendation, Felix Dafiaghor unveils the secrets of the uncommon achiever and how they got to the top through the power of recommendations. In this book you will also learn how to overcome struggles and stagnation. You will also learn why champions and men of influence continuously succeeded and how they go on to increase and multiply their success. You will discover an understanding of why so many have remained on a spot unnoticed in their careers while others with fewer skills have an abundance of recognition. Finally, you will discover how average individuals became celebrities through the power of recommendation! This book is a must read for anyone and everyone wanting to increase their recognition and start gaining valuable recommendations!

Fault Lines

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Fault Lines by Johanna Wagstaffe Summary

This fully illustrated, nonfiction book for middle readers focuses on earthquakes, how they happen and what you need to know.

Information, Technology and Control in a Changing World

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Information, Technology and Control in a Changing World by Blayne Haggart,Kathryn Henne,Natasha Tusikov Summary

This book explores the interconnected ways in which the control of knowledge has become central to the exercise of political, economic, and social power. Building on the work of International Political Economy scholar Susan Strange, this multidisciplinary volume features experts from political science, anthropology, law, criminology, women’s and gender studies, and Science and Technology Studies, who consider how the control of knowledge is shaping our everyday lives. From “weaponised copyright” as a censorship tool, to the battle over control of the internet’s “guts,” to the effects of state surveillance at the Mexico–U.S. border, this book offers a coherent way to understand the nature of power in the twenty-first century.

Power and the State

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Power and the State by Martin J. Smith Summary

In this important new text, Martin Smith reassesses traditional debates about power and how they understand the nature and impact of the state. He develops an analysis of the new forms of state power that have developed in response to the perceived challenges of globalization and governance.

Understanding American Power

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Understanding American Power by Bryan Mabee Summary

This broad-ranging assessment of US power in the twenty-first century covers not just the nature and mechanics of foreign policy but the broad array of economic, military, political, social and ideological forces that shape America's global position and role, all set in a clear historical context.

Understanding Boat AC Power Systems

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Understanding Boat AC Power Systems by John C. Payne Summary

From John C. Payne comes a new title in his successful series of easy-to-understand yet thorough treatments of technical issues facing every boat owner. Each volume is concise, compact, and fully illustrated. Understanding Boat AC Power Systems covers the following major topics: AC Power Safety, Shore Power Systems, Transformers, Shore Power Inverters, AC Circuit Protection Principles, AC Short Circuit, Selecting Protective Equipment, Cable Installation, Ground Leakage Protection, Generators, AC Alternators, Generator Rating Calculations, AC Equipment Ratings, Alternator Maintenance, Gasoline Gensets, Inverters and Microwave Ovens.

Understanding Electric Power Systems

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Understanding Electric Power Systems by Jack Casazza,Frank Delea Summary

The Enron scandal notwithstanding, it is important forprofessionals in the electric power industry and related positionsgain a solid understanding of electric power systems and how theywork. Written by two veteran power company managers and respectedexperts, this is a real-world view of electric power systems, howthey operate, how the organizations are structured, and howelectricity is regulated and priced. A comprehensive overview of the electric power industry from theinside Covers electric power system components, electricity consumption,generation, transmission, distribution, electric utility operation,electric system control, power system reliability, governmentregulation, utility rate making, and financial considerations. Includes an extensive glossary of key terms used in the U.S. andalso definitions for terms used worldwide

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Understanding Electric Power Systems by Frank Delea,Jack Casazza Summary

Technological advances and changes in government policy and regulation have altered the electric power industry in recent years and will continue to impact it for quite some time. Fully updated with the latest changes to regulation, structure, and technology, this new edition of Understanding Electric Power Systems offers a real-world view of the industry, explaining how it operates, how it is structured, and how electricity is regulated and priced. It includes extensive references for the reader and will be especially useful to lawyers, government officials, regulators, engineers, and students, as well as the general public. The book explains the physical functioning of electric power systems, the electric power business in today's environment, and the related institutions, including recent changes in the roles of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and the North American Reliability Company. Significant changes that are affecting the industry are covered in this new edition, including: The expanded role of the federal government in the planning and operation of the nation's electric utilities New energy laws and a large number of FERC regulations implementing these laws Concerns over global warming and potential impacts on the electric industry Pressures for expansion of the electric grid and the implementation of "smart-grid" technologies The growing importance of various energy-storage technologies and renewable energy sources New nuclear generation technologies The 2009 economic stimulus package