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📒Understanding Influence ✍ Thomas Waldman
✏Understanding Influence Book Summary : The overarching objective of this book is to analyse the manner in which statebuilding-oriented research has and can influence policies in fragile, post-conflict environments. Large-scale, externally-assisted statebuilding is a relatively new and distinct foreign policy domain having risen to the forefront of the international agenda as the negative consequences of state weakness have been repeatedly revealed in the form of entrenched poverty, regional instability and serious threats to international security. Despite the increasing volume of research on statebuilding, the use and uptake of findings by those involved in policymaking remains largely under-examined. As such, the main themes running through the book relate to issues of research influence, use and uptake into policy. It grapples with problems associated with decision-making dynamics, knowledge management and the policy process and draws on concepts and analytical models developed within the public policy and research utilisation literature. This book will be of great interest to researchers, knowledge managers and policymakers working in the fields of post-war reconstruction, statebuilding, fragile states, stabilisation, conflict and development.
📒Understanding Peer Influence In Children And Adolescents ✍ Mitchell J. Prinstein
✏Understanding Peer Influence in Children and Adolescents Book Summary : Scientists, educators, and parents of teens have long recognized the potency of peer influences on children and youth, but until recently, questions of how and why adolescents emulate their peers were largely overlooked. This book presents a comprehensive framework for understanding the processes by which peers shape each other's attitudes and behavior, and explores implications for intervention and prevention. Leading authorities share compelling findings on such topics as how drug use, risky sexual behavior, and other deviant behaviors "catch on" among certain peer groups or cliques; the social, cognitive, developmental, and contextual factors that strengthen or weaken the power of peer influence; and the nature of positive peer influences and how to support them.
📒Understanding Climate S Influence On Human Evolution ✍ National Research Council
✏Understanding Climate s Influence on Human Evolution Book Summary : The hominin fossil record documents a history of critical evolutionary events that have ultimately shaped and defined what it means to be human, including the origins of bipedalism; the emergence of our genus Homo; the first use of stone tools; increases in brain size; and the emergence of Homo sapiens, tools, and culture. The Earth's geological record suggests that some evolutionary events were coincident with substantial changes in African and Eurasian climate, raising the possibility that critical junctures in human evolution and behavioral development may have been affected by the environmental characteristics of the areas where hominins evolved. Understanding Climate's Change on Human Evolution explores the opportunities of using scientific research to improve our understanding of how climate may have helped shape our species. Improved climate records for specific regions will be required before it is possible to evaluate how critical resources for hominins, especially water and vegetation, would have been distributed on the landscape during key intervals of hominin history. Existing records contain substantial temporal gaps. The book's initiatives are presented in two major research themes: first, determining the impacts of climate change and climate variability on human evolution and dispersal; and second, integrating climate modeling, environmental records, and biotic responses. Understanding Climate's Change on Human Evolution suggests a new scientific program for international climate and human evolution studies that involve an exploration initiative to locate new fossil sites and to broaden the geographic and temporal sampling of the fossil and archeological record; a comprehensive and integrative scientific drilling program in lakes, lake bed outcrops, and ocean basins surrounding the regions where hominins evolved and a major investment in climate modeling experiments for key time intervals and regions that are critical to understanding human evolution.
📒Understanding Commanders Information Needs For Influence Operations ✍ Eric V. Larson
✏Understanding Commanders Information Needs for Influence Operations Book Summary : Documents a study whose goals were to develop an understanding of commanders' information requirements for cultural and other "soft" factors in order to improve the effectiveness of combined arms operations, and to develop practical ways for commanders to integrate information and influence operations activities into combined arms planning/assessment in order to increase the usefulness to ground commanders of such operations.
📒Understanding Influence For Leaders At All Levels ✍ Carolyn Barker
✏Understanding Influence for Leaders at All Levels Book Summary : This book is written for leaders at any level. It provides a guide to the new rules of engagement and power in modern organisations and how to get things done by influencing people, the agenda and outcomes. It does this by introducing the reader to eight paths to influence, each of which is examined as a stand-alone chapter.
✏Motor Fuels Book Summary : This primer will help improve public understanding of the major factors that influence the U.S. price of gasoline & the challenges facing the U.S. on issues related to gasoline supply, demand, & prices. This primer presents information on the factors that influence the price of gasoline &, to the extent possible, why those factors have developed. Specifically, it explains how gasoline is made & distributed, what consumers pay for in a gallon of gasoline, why gasoline prices change over time, & why gasoline prices vary from place to place. The information is presented in a question-&-answer format & is written for a nontechnical audience. Charts, tables & graphs.
✏The Influence of the Bible in Improving the Understanding and Moral Character With a Memoir of the Author by James Wood Book Summary :
✏The Influence of the Bible in Improving the Understanding and Moral Character Book Summary :
📒From Voice To Influence ✍ Danielle Allen
✏From Voice to Influence Book Summary : How have online protests—like the recent outrage over the Komen Foundation’s decision to defund Planned Parenthood—changed the nature of political action? How do Facebook and other popular social media platforms shape the conversation around current political issues? The ways in which we gather information about current events and communicate it with others have been transformed by the rapid rise of digital media. The political is no longer confined to the institutional and electoral arenas, and that has profound implications for how we understand citizenship and political participation. With From Voice to Influence, Danielle Allen and Jennifer S. Light have brought together a stellar group of political and social theorists, social scientists, and media analysts to explore this transformation. Threading through the contributions is the notion of egalitarian participatory democracy, and among the topics discussed are immigration rights activism, the participatory potential of hip hop culture, and the porous boundary between public and private space on social media. The opportunities presented for political efficacy through digital media to people who otherwise might not be easily heard also raise a host of questions about how to define “good participation:” Does the ease with which one can now participate in online petitions or conversations about current events seduce some away from serious civic activities into “slacktivism?” Drawing on a diverse body of theory, from Hannah Arendt to Anthony Appiah, From Voice to Influence offers a range of distinctive visions for a political ethics to guide citizens in a digitally connected world.
📒Understanding Rivalry And Its Influence On Sports Fans ✍ Cody T. Havard
✏Understanding Rivalry and Its Influence on Sports Fans Book Summary : "This book examines what causes and influences rivalry and how it impacts sports fans. It contains studies and commentaries from academics that research the rivalry phenomenon"--