Download Direkte Demokratie: Forschung und Perspektiven by Theo Schiller, Volker Mittendorf PDF

By Theo Schiller, Volker Mittendorf

Das Interesse am Forschungsgegenstand "Direkte Demokratie" hat in den vergangenen Jahren stark zugenommen. Die Praxis in den Ländern und Gemeinden sowie die Bemühungen um Einführung und Reform von Beteiligungsrechten zur direkten Sachentscheidung durch die Bürger auf Bundesebene und anderen europäischen Staaten haben zahlreiche theoretische und empirische Forschungsaktivitäten angeregt.
Dieser Band fasst insgesamt 22 Forschungsbeiträge aus Deutschland und der Schweiz zur direkten Demokratie zusammen. Die Beiträge widmen sich u.a. dem Forschungsstand, den verschiedenen Regelungen, der Anwendungspraxis, der Öffentlichkeitsstruktur und den Systemwirkungen im repräsentativen Kontext.
Somit bilden diese Arbeiten eine Grundlage für eine fundierte Diskussion über Perspektiven der direkten Demokratie sowie kommende wissenschaftliche und politische Debatten. Der Band bietet detaillierte Analysen zur Verfassung der Direktdemokratie als einer "Zweiten Säule der Demokratie".

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Download Europe: The Faltering Project by Jürgen Habermas PDF

By Jürgen Habermas

Publish 12 months note: First released in 2009
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The way forward for Europe and the position it is going to play within the twenty first century are one of the most crucial political questions of our time. The optimism of a decade in the past has now light however the stakes are larger than ever. the way in which those questions are responded can have huge, immense implications not just for all Europeans but additionally for the electorate of Europe's closest and oldest best friend - the USA.In this new ebook, one in every of Europe's best intellectuals examines the political choices dealing with Europe this present day and descriptions a plan of action for the long run. Habermas advocates a coverage of sluggish integration of Europe during which key judgements approximately Europe's destiny are installed the arms of its peoples, and a "bipolar commonality" of the West during which a extra unified Europe is ready to paintings heavily with the U.S. to construct a extra reliable and equitable foreign order.

This e-book contains Habermas's photos of 3 long-time philosophical partners, Richard Rorty, Jacques Derrida and Ronald Dworkin. it is usually numerous vital new texts by means of Habermas at the effect of the media at the public sphere, at the enduring significance faith in "post-secular" societies, and at the layout of a democratic constitutional order for the emergent international society.

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Download Drug, Set, and Setting: The Basis for Controlled Intoxicant by Norman Zinberg PDF

By Norman Zinberg

A number one specialist on drug use illuminates the standards that allow a few humans to exploit such hugely addictive and unsafe elements as alcohol, marijuana, psychedelics, and opiates in a managed type. "This cogently written paintings might be of curiosity to participants of the clinical neighborhood, quite those that have touch with substance abusers, psychiatrists, sociologists, policymakers, directors, and laypersons....Well worthy reading." -- JAMA

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Download Mac OS X Internals: A Systems Approach by Amit Singh PDF

By Amit Singh

Mac OS X was once published in March 2001, yet many elements, similar to Mach and BSD, are significantly older. figuring out the layout, implementation, and workings of Mac OS X calls for exam of numerous applied sciences that vary of their age, origins, philosophies, and roles.

<b>Mac OS X Internals: A structures Approach</b> is the 1st publication that dissects the internals of the process, proposing a close photograph that grows incrementally as you learn. for instance, you'll study the jobs of the firmware, the bootloader, the Mach and BSD kernel parts (including the method, digital reminiscence, IPC, and dossier process layers), the object-oriented I/O package driving force framework, person libraries, and different middle items of software program. you are going to learn the way those items attach and paintings internally, the place they originated, and the way they developed. The ebook additionally covers a number of key parts of the Intel-based Macintosh computers.

A strong knowing of approach internals is immensely priceless in layout, improvement, and debugging for programmers of varied ability degrees. procedure programmers can use the ebook as a reference and to build a greater photo of ways the center procedure works. software programmers can achieve a deeper figuring out of ways their purposes engage with the approach. method directors and tool clients can use the publication to harness the ability of the wealthy atmosphere provided via Mac OS X. ultimately, individuals of the home windows, Linux, BSD, and different Unix groups will locate the e-book worthwhile in evaluating and contrasting Mac OS X with their respective systems.

<b>Mac OS X Internals</b> makes a speciality of the technical points of OS X and is so filled with super worthy details and programming examples that it'll certainly turn into a compulsory instrument for each Mac OS X programmer.

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Download Cognitive Sociolinguistics: Social and cultural variation in by Martin Pütz, Justyna A. Robinson, Monika Reif PDF

By Martin Pütz, Justyna A. Robinson, Monika Reif

This quantity is meant to be a contribution to the quickly growing to be box of analysis into Cognitive Sociolinguistics which attracts at the convergence of tools and theoretical frameworks mostly linked to Cognitive Linguistics and Sociolinguistics. The papers during this quantity, written by way of across the world popular students within the fields of sociolinguistics (e.g. Labov) and cognitive sociolinguistics, search to discover and systematize the major theoretical and epistemological bases for the emergence of this socio-cognitive paradigm. extra particularly, the papers, initially released in Review of Cognitive Linguistics 10:2 (2012), specialise in phrases and ideas that are foundational to the dialogue of Cognitive Sociolinguistics resembling the position of cognition within the sociolinguistic company; the social recontextualization of cognition; variability in cognitive platforms; usage-based conceptions of language; pragmatic edition and cultural versions of inspiration; cultural conceptualizations and lexicography in addition to cognitive processing versions and perceptual dialectology. all of the papers are anchored in instrumental empirical facts research.
The quantity presents a welcome contribution to the sphere for someone drawn to Cognitive Linguistics and its new advancements. The seven papers integrated during this booklet have been initially provided on the thirty fourth overseas LAUD Symposium on Cognitive Sociolinguistics, which came about in March 2010 on the collage of Koblenz-Landau (Germany).

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Download SA-400 Настройка производительности ОС Solaris PDF

Курс дает представление об основных принципах настройки производительности ОС Solaris и инструментальных средствах мониторинга данной системы. Рассмотрены принципы настройки производительности при использовании таких инструментальных средств измерения, как sar, vmstat, iostat, netstat и nfsstat. Рассматриваются различные рекомендуемые решения ликвидации таких типовых узких мест, как центральный процессор, память и ввод - вывод. Уделяется внимание определению производительности виртуальной файловой системы. Практические занятия по курсу дают возможность слушателям проанализировать проблемы, связанные с производительностью ОС Solaris.

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Download The COINTELPRO Papers: Documents from the FBI's Secret Wars by Ward Churchill, Jim Vander Wall PDF

By Ward Churchill, Jim Vander Wall

Readers worried approximately civil liberties lower than George W. Bush will locate fodder for fears—and feedback for activism—in The COINTELPRO Papers. Ward Churchill and Jim Vander Wall's exposé of America's political police strength, the FBI, unearths the metal fist undergirding "compassionate conservatism's" velvet glove. utilizing unique FBI memos, the authors supply vast research of the agency's remedy of the left, from the Communist social gathering within the Nineteen Fifties to the significant the US team spirit circulation within the Nineteen Eighties. The authors' new creation posits most likely trajectories for family repression.

Ward Churchill is writer of From a local Son. Jim Vander Wall is co-author of Agents of Repression: The FBI's mystery Wars opposed to the Black Panther social gathering and the yank Indian Movement, with Ward Churchill.

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