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The Ashgate Research Companion to Islamic Law
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 360

The Ashgate Research Companion to Islamic Law

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2016-03-16
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  • Publisher: Routledge

This unparalleled Companion provides a comprehensive and authoritative guide to Islamic law to all with an interest in this increasingly relevant and developing field. The volume presents classical Islamic law through a historiographical introduction to and analysis of Western scholarship, while key debates about hot-button issues in modern-day circumstances are also addressed. In twenty-one chapters, distinguished authors offer an overview of their particular specialty, reflect on past and current thinking, and point to directions for future research. The Companion is divided into four parts. The first offers an introduction to the history of Islamic law as well as a discussion of how Weste...

Globalization and Regional Integration in Europe and Asia
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 196

Globalization and Regional Integration in Europe and Asia

This volume discusses the current trend of globalization and the main characteristics of world order, focusing specifically on the destiny of the nation state, the threat against human rights, and conflicts between unilateral hegemony of the USA and Europe. It examines the contemporary European experience and compares it with Asian reality with a view to implications for the future development of Asia. It also discusses regional integration as a framework for bringing stable peace, exploring detailed principles and specific forms of a regional community in Asia. Contributors from Europe and Asia critically review previous literature on this topic and suggest new theoretical and empirical grounds of regional community in Asia. The book takes the viewpoint of comparative civilization and experiences of European integration to offer meaningful lessons for the future of nation states and the possibility of building regional communities in Asia.

Directory of Publishing 2010
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 192

Directory of Publishing 2010

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2009-10-13
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  • Publisher: A&C Black

Now in its 35th edition, and compiled in association with the Publishers Association, this is the most authoritative, detailed trade directory available for the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland, listing over 900 book publishers. Comprehensive entries include, where available: - full contact details including addresses and websites - details of distribution and sales and marketing agents - key personnel - listing of main fields of activity - information on annual turnover, numbers of new titles and numbers of employees - ISBN prefixes including those for imprints and series - details of trade association membership - information on overseas representation - details of associated and...

Directory of Publishing 2009
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 200

Directory of Publishing 2009

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2008-11-01
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  • Publisher: A&C Black

Now in its 34th edition, this is the most authoritative, detailed trade directory available for the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland.

Globalization and the Transformation of Foreign Economic Policy
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 262

Globalization and the Transformation of Foreign Economic Policy

This volume charts the journey from the point when foreign economic policy was solely concerned with foreign trade to the current globalization of the world economy that creates a uniform market in goods, services and factors of production that embrace all countries and regions. It traces the goals and instruments of foreign economic policy during this period, providing insight into the long-run trends and developing new theoretical generalizations.

Safety-I and Safety-II
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 200

Safety-I and Safety-II

Safety has traditionally been defined as a condition where the number of adverse outcomes was as low as possible (Safety-I). From a Safety-I perspective, the purpose of safety management is to make sure that the number of accidents and incidents is kept as low as possible, or as low as is reasonably practicable. This means that safety management must start from the manifestations of the absence of safety and that - paradoxically - safety is measured by counting the number of cases where it fails rather than by the number of cases where it succeeds. This unavoidably leads to a reactive approach based on responding to what goes wrong or what is identified as a risk - as something that could go...

Creating Healthy Workplaces
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 384

Creating Healthy Workplaces

The contributions in Creating Healthy Workplaces include a number of interventions that relate the efforts undertaken by researchers and organizations together, to reduce stress and improve the mental and physical health of employees through positive change initiatives. Those working in the field of occupational stress have received criticism that too much emphasis has been placed on negative issues and that positive initiatives have been largely ignored. With the growing influence of the positive movement, this book explores the implications of using a positive approach as opposed to a stress management one and compares the types of interventions they each require. From a positive perspecti...

The Ashgate Research Companion to Byzantine Hagiography
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 464

The Ashgate Research Companion to Byzantine Hagiography

Hagiography is the most abundantly represented genre of Byzantine literature and it offers crucial insight to the development of religious thought and practice, social and literary life, and the history of the empire. It emerged in the fourth century with the pioneering Life of St Antony and continued to evolve until the end of the empire in the fifteenth century, and beyond. The appeal and dynamics of this genre radiated beyond the confines of Byzantium, and it was practised also in many Oriental and Slavic languages within the orbit of the broader Byzantine world. This companion is the work of an international team of specialists and represents the first comprehensive survey ever produced ...

The Ashgate Research Companion to Media Geography
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 396

The Ashgate Research Companion to Media Geography

This Companion provides an authoritative source for scholars and students of the nascent field of media geography. By indicating the sub-discipline’s evolution and hinting at its future, this volume not only serves to encapsulate what geographers have learned about media but also will help to set the agenda for expanding this type of interdisciplinary exploration. The contributors - leading scholars in this field - not only review the existing literature, but also articulate arguments about where the future might take media geography scholarship.

The Ashgate Research Companion to Popular Musicology
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 576

The Ashgate Research Companion to Popular Musicology

The research presented in this volume is very recent, and the general approach is that of rethinking popular musicology: its purpose, its aims, and its methods. Contributors to the volume were asked to write something original and, at the same time, to provide an instructive example of a particular way of working and thinking. The essays have been written with a view to helping graduate students with research methodology and the application of relevant theoretical models. The team of contributors is an exceptionally strong one: it contains many of the pre-eminent academic figures involved in popular musicological research, and there is a spread of European, American, Asian, and Australasian scholars.