Devolution

Devolution
Author: Max Brooks
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9781984826794
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Release: 2020-06-16
Editor: Del Rey
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The #1 New York Times bestselling author of World War Z is back with “the Bigfoot thriller you didn’t know you needed in your life, and one of the greatest horror novels I’ve ever read” (Blake Crouch, author of Dark Matter and Recursion). As the ash and chaos from Mount Rainier’s eruption swirled and finally settled, the story of the Greenloop massacre has passed unnoticed, unexamined . . . until now. The journals of resident Kate Holland, recovered from the town’s bloody wreckage, capture a tale too harrowing—and too earth-shattering in its implications—to be forgotten. In these pages, Max Brooks brings Kate’s extraordinary account to light for the first time, faithfully reproducing her words alongside his own extensive investigations into the massacre and the legendary beasts behind it. Kate’s is a tale of unexpected strength and resilience, of humanity’s defiance in the face of a terrible predator’s gaze, and, inevitably, of savagery and death. Yet it is also far more than that. Because if what Kate Holland saw in those days is real, then we must accept the impossible. We must accept that the creature known as Bigfoot walks among us—and that it is a beast of terrible strength and ferocity. Part survival narrative, part bloody horror tale, part scientific journey into the boundaries between truth and fiction, this is a Bigfoot story as only Max Brooks could chronicle it—and like none you’ve ever read before. Praise for Devolution “Delightful . . . [A] tale of supernatural mayhem that fans of King and Crichton alike will enjoy.”—Kirkus Reviews (starred review) “The story is told in such a compelling manner that horror fans will want to believe and, perhaps, take the warning to heart.”—Booklist (starred review)

Devolution

Devolution
Author: Max Brooks
Pages: 336
ISBN: 3442490065
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Release: 2020-02-17
Editor: Unknown
Language: de

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Devolution Port Governance and Port Performance

Devolution  Port Governance and Port Performance
Author: Mary R Brooks,Kevin Cullinane
Pages: 702
ISBN: 1493303325
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Release: 2006-11-27
Editor: JAI Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The relationship between ports and governments has changed profoundly over the past quarter of a century. Many governments have sought to extract themselves from the business of port operations and, in many cases, the provision of port services has devolved to local governments, communities or private management and administration. As such devolution implies a change in governance model, this trend raises questions about consequent performance. This issue examines the changed port management environment, focusing particularly on government policies such as devolution, regulatory reform and newly imposed governance models, all of which have exerted a significant influence over the nature of that changed environment. The issue is structured so as to first explore the devolution and port reform approaches for 14 countries or regions, before examining how ports are governed and what the choice of governance might mean for their performance. Part I introduces the issue, and provides a framework for defining the basic concepts involved in devolution; it paints a picture of the current port environment, its likely future evolution and the expected impact this will have on the functioning of ports. Part II examines the port industry in 14 countries or administrations, and presents the thinking behind any devolution programs that have been implemented. Part III focuses on port governance and devolution generally, and examines governance from both strategic management and economics perspectives, including topics such as governance models, supranational governance and stakeholder conflict. Part IV examines the measurement of port performance and closes by providing conclusions and a future research agenda. This issue will be of interest to port managers, government officials and academics alike. *Examines the relationship between ports and governments with a focus on devolution *Divided into sections that provide an overview, evaluate the port industry, disucss port governance, and suggest new measures of port performance *14 countries or regions are addressed

Devolution

Devolution
Author: Max Brooks
Pages: 304
ISBN: 1984826808
Available:
Release: 2021-02-09
Editor: Del Rey
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

As the ash and chaos from Mount Rainier's eruption swirled and finally settled, the story of the Greenloop massacre has passed unnoticed, unexamined . . . until now. But the journals of resident Kate Holland, recovered from the town's bloody wreckage, capture a tale too harrowing - and too earth-shattering in its implications - to be forgotten. In these pages, Max Brooks brings Kate's extraordinary account to light for the first time, faithfully reproducing her words alongside his own extensive investigations into the massacre and the beasts behind it, once thought legendary but now known to be terrifyingly real. Kate's is a tale of unexpected strength and resilience, of humanity's defiance in the face of a terrible predator's gaze, and inevitably, of savagery and death. Yet it is also far more than that. Because if what Kate Holland saw in those days is real, then we must accept the impossible. We must accept that the creature known as Bigfoot walks among us - and that it is a beast of terrible strength and ferocity. Part survival narrative, part bloody horror tale, part scientific journey into the boundaries between truth and fiction, this is a Bigfoot story as only Max Brooks could chronicle it - and like none you've ever read before.

Human Devolution

Human Devolution
Author: Michael A. Cremo
Pages: 554
ISBN: STANFORD:36105114143337
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Release: 2003
Editor: Torchlight Pub
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

WHERE DID WE COME FROM? Drawing upon a wealth of research into archeology, genetics, reincarnation memories, out-of-body experiences, parapsychology, cross cultural cosmology, and the search for extraterrestrial intelligence, Cremo provides a refreshing p

Devolution

Devolution
Author: Max Brooks
Pages: 304
ISBN: 1529124107
Available:
Release: 2020-05-19
Editor: Century
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

FROM THE #1 BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF WORLD WAR Z ______________________________________ As the ash and chaos from Mount Rainier's eruption swirled and finally settled, the story of the Greenloop massacre has passed unnoticed, unexamined . . . until now. But the journals of resident Kate Holland, recovered from the town's bloody wreckage, capture a tale too harrowing - and too earth-shattering in its implications - to be forgotten. In these pages, Max Brooks brings Kate's extraordinary account to light for the first time, faithfully reproducing her words alongside his own extensive investigations into the massacre and the beasts behind it, once thought legendary but now known to be terrifyingly real. Kate's is a tale of unexpected strength and resilience, of humanity's defiance in the face of a terrible predator's gaze, and inevitably, of savagery and death. Yet it is also far more than that. Because if what Kate Holland saw in those days is real, then we must accept the impossible. We must accept that the creature known as Bigfoot walks among us - and that it is a beast of terrible strength and ferocity. Part survival narrative, part bloody horror tale, part scientific journey into the boundaries between truth and fiction, this is a Bigfoot story as only Max Brooks could chronicle it - and like none you've ever read before. ______________________________________ 'Devolution is one of the greatest horror novels I've ever read. The characters soar, the ideas sing, and it's all going to scare the living daylights out of you.' Blake Crouch, author of Dark Matter and Recursion 'Devolution is spell binding. It is a horror story about how anyone, especially those who think they are above it, can slowly devolve into primal, instinctual behaviour. I was gripped from the first page to the last!'Les Stroud, creator of Survivorman

Devolution Law Making and the Constitution

Devolution  Law Making and the Constitution
Author: Robert Hazell,Richard Rawlings
Pages: 356
ISBN: 9781845408152
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Release: 2015-12-01
Editor: Andrews UK Limited
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Law making is a primary function of government, and how well the three devolved UK legislatures exercise this function will be a crucial test of the whole devolution project. This book provides the first systematic study and authoritative data to start that assessment. It represents the fruits of a four-year collaboration between top constitutional lawyers from Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland and leading researchers in UCL's Constitution Unit. The book opens with detailed studies of law making in the period 1999–2004 in the Scottish Parliament and the Assemblies in Wales and Northern Ireland, and how they interact with Westminster. Later contributions look at aspects of legislative partnership in the light of the UK's strongly asymmetric devolutionary development, and also explain the unexpected impact of devolution on the courts. Individual chapters focus on various constitutional aspects of law making, examining the interplay of continuity and change in political, legal and administrative practice, and the competing pressures for convergence and divergence between the different parliaments and assemblies. This book is essential reading for academics and students in law and in politics, and for anyone interested in the constitutional and legal aspects of UK devolution, not least the practitioners and policymakers in London, Edinburgh, Cardiff and Belfast.

Devolution

Devolution
Author: Noreen Burrows
Pages: 202
ISBN: 0421722800
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Release: 2000
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This work outlines the general principles of devolution, and explores the nature of parliamentary institutions. It goes on to analyze the issue of devolution in the context of Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, focusing on the nature of the recently formed assemblies, the co-ordination of policy within the UK, and the issue of resolving disputes.

Devolution and Electoral Politics

Devolution and Electoral Politics
Author: Dan Hough,Charlie Jeffery,Jeffery
Pages: 280
ISBN: 0719073308
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Release: 2006-05-28
Editor: Manchester University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This book presents a comparative perspective on the new dynamics of electoral competition following devolution to Scotland and Wales. It offers the first discussion of multi-level electoral dynamics in other western democracies thud proposing how electoral competition might develop in the devolved institutions of Scotland and Wales.

Devolution

Devolution
Author: Max Brooks
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9781473568631
Available:
Release: 2020-06-16
Editor: Random House
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

FROM THE #1 BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF WORLD WAR Z 'TRUE TERROR' Guardian 'NAIL CHOMPING SUSPENSE' Total Film ______________________________________ As the ash and chaos from Mount Rainier's eruption swirled and finally settled, the story of the Greenloop massacre has passed unnoticed, unexamined . . . until now. But the journals of resident Kate Holland, recovered from the town's bloody wreckage, capture a tale too harrowing - and too earth-shattering in its implications - to be forgotten. In these pages, Max Brooks brings Kate's extraordinary account to light for the first time, faithfully reproducing her words alongside his own extensive investigations into the massacre and the beasts behind it, once thought legendary but now known to be terrifyingly real. Kate's is a tale of unexpected strength and resilience, of humanity's defiance in the face of a terrible predator's gaze, and inevitably, of savagery and death. Yet it is also far more than that. Because if what Kate Holland saw in those days is real, then we must accept the impossible. We must accept that the creature known as Bigfoot walks among us - and that it is a beast of terrible strength and ferocity. Part survival narrative, part bloody horror tale, part scientific journey into the boundaries between truth and fiction, this is a Bigfoot story as only Max Brooks could chronicle it - and like none you've ever read before. ______________________________________ 'Unputdownable' John Marrs, bestselling author of The One 'A bloody good read' Andrew Hunter-Murray, bestselling author of The Last Day 'A masterful blend of laugh-out-loud social satire and stuff-your-fist-in-your-mouth horror. One elevates the other, making the book, and its message, all the more relevant.' David Sedaris 'For any fan of Bigfoot or cryptozoology, it's a referential treat.' Guardian 'Dark, gripping and visceral, Devolution is a unique journey into terror.' Waterstones 'Another triumph from Max Brooks! . . . I can't wait until he turns every monster from childhood into an intelligent, entertaining page-turner' Stephen Chbosky, No. 1 New York Times bestselling author of Imaginary Friend and The Perks of Being a Wallflower 'Drawing you in with likeable characters in a real-world situation, then smashing your trust to pieces like a giant ape crushing a skull with his bare hands. Devolution will make you think twice about booking that remote weekend getaway in the woods.' Sci-Fi Now, 5* review 'Max Brooks has written the next great epistolary novel. Devolution is phenomenal' Josh Malerman, New York Times bestselling author of Bird Box 'One of the greatest horror novels I've ever read. The characters soar, the ideas sing, and it's all going to scare the living daylights out of you' Blake Crouch, New York Times bestselling author of Dark Matter 'Grisly page-turner . . . Brooks' eye for rich characterisation, pointed social commentary and nail-chomping suspense is as sharp as ever' Total Film 'Delightful . . . A tale of supernatural mayhem that fans of King and Crichton alike will enjoy' Kirkus Reviews (starred review) 'Timely, terrifying, and utterly terrific.' SFX Magazine *****

Devolution and Constitutional Development in the Canadian North

Devolution and Constitutional Development in the Canadian North
Author: Gurston Dacks
Pages: 373
ISBN: 9780886291105
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Release: 1990-12-15
Editor: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Six specialists on northern Canadian issues examine the transfer of power from the federal government to the governments of the Yukon and Northwest Territories. Land claims, aboriginal self-government, division of the NWT, the territorial governments' pursuit of fuller recognition in Canadian federalism and devolution all interact in confusing ways. This book makes the best sense of the complex processes underway in the Canadian north.

Devolution

Devolution
Author: Rick Remender
Pages: 176
ISBN: 234402218X
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Release: 2018-09-26
Editor: Glénat Comics
Language: fr

Explanation of the Book:

Et si le futur ressemblait à notre passé ? Dans le futur, suite à l'épidémie d'un mystérieux virus, toutes les créatures sur Terre ont " dévolué ", plongeant la planète entière dans une nouvelle Préhistoire. Toute trace de civilisation a disparu, et les cités humaines ne sont plus que des territoires hostiles dominés par néandertaliens à dos de mammouths, tigres à dents de sabre et autres insectes géants anthropophages. Seule une poignée d'êtres humains semble avoir gardé ses capacités intellectuelles. Parmi eux, Raja va se lever pour combattre et trouver un antidote pour faire rentrer son espèce sur les rails d'une nouvelle évolution. Mais avant cela, elle va devoir traverser les terres désolées pour convaincre les dernières poches d'humanité de la rejoindre dans sa quête... et surtout survivre aux brutes nazies qui les contrôlent par la peur ! Rick Remender, le prodigieux scénariste de Black Science et Fear Agent, nous livre un chef-d'oeuvre post-apocalyptique emporté par la beauté brutale du dessin de Jonathan Wayshack. Un récit complet.

Devolution and Development

Devolution and Development
Author: Mwangi S. Kimenyi
Pages: 375
ISBN: 9781351159982
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Release: 2018-01-18
Editor: Routledge
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Through a collection of unique case studies and theoretical analyses, this work examines the genesis and impact of decentralization reforms in developing and transition countries. In particular, the volume shows how decentralization affects governance and efficiency in the provision of public goods and under what conditions decentralization seems to deliver its theoretical benefits. Analyses in the book address current concerns about the interaction of decentralization with social and political structure, resource mobilization, public goods provision and corruption. This work will be invaluable to scholars of politics, development studies and regional studies.

Negotiating the NWT Devolution of Lands Resources

Negotiating the NWT Devolution of Lands   Resources
Author: Hal J. Gerein
Pages: 444
ISBN: 1773705741
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Release: 2018-04-11
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In this story, the author is the GNWT's Chief Negotiator for the devolution of lands and resources from Canada. Devolution means the transfer of authority from a senior level of government to a junior level. Many national governments today are involved with devolution as a means to "subsidiarity," the principle that political power should be exercised by the least central or smallest unit of government capable and being as close to the people being affected by those decisions as possible. Other countries' regions, demanding more autonomy from their central governments, are accomplishing it peacefully via negotiations - the devolution revolution - in places such as Great Britain's Scotland. Complicating this Canadian story of devolution is another order of government, the Indigenous First Nations and their governments which have constitutional standing and are the GNWT's partners in the delivery of programs and services to their mutual citizens and the general public. At the same time, the Government of Canada has responsibility for the nation's relationship with Indigenous peoples. How these tensions are reconciled at a three-sided negotiation table in a historic devolution agreement make-up the book's storyline. As in every good story, it builds to a climax of conflict, then of agreement and reconciliation, and finally back to living together again in a new relationship. The book will be of interest to historians, political scientists, students of public administration, Indigenous cultures and governance, and Arctic studies and, more generally, the NWT public and those who care to learn about how our evolving nation is being built.

The devolution revolution Implications for agricultural service delivery in Ghana

The devolution revolution  Implications for agricultural service delivery in Ghana
Author: Resnick, Danielle
Pages: 64
ISBN:
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Release: 2021
Editor: Intl Food Policy Res Inst
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In 2009, Ghana began pursuing the devolution of functions and responsibilities from the central government to the country’s 216 Metropolitan, Municipal, and District Assemblies (MMDAs). Agriculture was among one of the first sectors to be devolved, a process that became effective in 2012. This paper analyzes how this transition has proceeded, with a focus on the implications for agricultural civil servants within the MMDAs, accountability to citizens, and agricultural expenditures. Empirically, the paper draws on a survey of 960 rural households, 80 District Directors of Agriculture (DDAs), district level budget data from 2012 to 2016, and semi-structured interviews with a range of national and local government stakeholders.

Federalism in Action

Federalism in Action
Author: Donna E. Wood
Pages: 432
ISBN: 9781487503109
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Release: 2018-05-04
Editor: University of Toronto Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Federalism in Action assesses how Canada's public employment service is performing after responsibility was transferred from the federal government to provinces, territories, and Aboriginal organizations between 1995 and 2015.

The Political Economy of Devolution in Britain from the Postwar Era to Brexit

The Political Economy of Devolution in Britain from the Postwar Era to Brexit
Author: Nick Vlahos
Pages: 264
ISBN: 9783030487294
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Release: 2020-06-29
Editor: Springer Nature
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This book examines the political economy of devolution in Britain from the postwar period to the present. It situates devolution in Britain within an understanding of the partisan recalibration of political, economic and democratic scales (or levels) of the state. The author utilizes various explanatory tools to unpack complex social, economic, spatial and political phenomena across national, regional and local scales. The book further contributes to our conceptual understanding of decentralization as a broader, comparative, phenomenon. Particular emphasis is placed on examining why decentralization and devolution occur at particular points in time, which enables the investigation into how political and fiscal powers are (re)organized at different levels of the state.

British Regionalism and Devolution

British Regionalism and Devolution
Author: Jonathan Bradbury,John Mawson
Pages: 332
ISBN: 9781136034961
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Release: 2014-02-04
Editor: Routledge
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This contributors provide a range of perspectives on the increasingly central issues of state reform, European integration and British regionalism in the 1990s. Using case material, the contributors examine: the effects of state reform and European integration on British regionalism and the devolution debate; and the nature of recent central responses to the re-emergence of regional and devolution issues, with a particular focus on the recent policies of the Major governments and the policies of the Opposition parties. They also present some evidence which suggests that state reform and EC/EU developments have determined and accentuated important new trends in British regionalism, and underpin the plausibility of far-reaching regional and devolution reforms.

Evolution and Devolution

Evolution and Devolution
Author: Tom Lansford
Pages: 242
ISBN: 9781351768719
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Release: 2019-07-18
Editor: Routledge
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This title was first published in 2000: This study bridges the gap in the otherwise rich literature on European security through its analysis of past and present efforts at military integration. Previous works have concentrated on the transatlantic relationship or the intra-European dimension of the effort to create autonomous defense capabilities or even on the ramifications of the changed defense market. Evolution and Devolution combines these themes and subjects. The work integrates these topics against the backdrop of the current scholarly debate over international relations by examining the changing nature of sovereignty and the evolution of the nation state. In the end, the course toward more integration and yet continued participation of the U.S., is shown to be the optimum course for EU member states in light of the security threats and constraints facing national governments.

Getter Robo Devolution

Getter Robo Devolution
Author: Ken Ishikawa,Eiichi Shimizu
Pages: 208
ISBN: 1626926972
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Release: 2018-09-18
Editor: Seven Seas
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

GETTER WING! Guided by a cosmic fate, the three pilots of the Getter war machines are now united. Their transforming battle mechs are all that stand between the monstrous Unevolved and the destruction of all mankind. But Saotome is still grappling with his new reality, and the expectations of his comrades. Can someone who rejected the world really be its savior? From the creative team behind the Ultraman manga!