Designing Democracy in a Dangerous World, Reynolds Andrew
Автор: de Tocqueville Alexis, Tocqueville Alexis De Название: Democracy in America ISBN: 0226805360 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780226805368 Издательство: Wiley Рейтинг: Цена: 1724 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: This translation is considered by many to be the definitive edition of de Tocqueville`s classic work. Annotated, and with substantial references, placing the work and its author in the broader contexts of political philosophy, the volume also contains a comprehensive introduction.
Описание: In this practical and comprehensive guide, author Martin Kleppmann helps you navigate this diverse landscape by examining the pros and cons of various technologies for processing and storing data.
Автор: Sylvester Tynan Название: Designing Games ISBN: 1449337937 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781449337933 Издательство: Wiley Рейтинг: Цена: 3343 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: How do video games resonate with players to become worldwide hits? This practical book shows you how the right combination of story elements, psychology, and game theory can generate emotionally charged experiences that take players beyond mindless entertainment.
Описание: In this practical book, author Nikhil Buduma provides examples and clear explanations to guide you through major concepts of this complicated field. If you`re familiar with Python, and have a background in calculus, along with a basic understanding of machine learning, this book will get you started.
Автор: Harold Thimbleby, George Buchanan, Jennifer Pearso Название: Designing for Digital Reading ISBN: 1627052437 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781627052436 Издательство: Eurospan Рейтинг: Цена: 4889 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Reading is a complex human activity that has evolved, and co-evolved, with technology over thousands of years. Mass printing in the fifteenth century firmly established what we know as the modern book, with its physical format of covers and paper pages, and now-standard features such as page numbers, footnotes, and diagrams. Today, electronic documents are enabling paperless reading supported by eReading technologies such as Kindles and Nooks, yet a high proportion of users still opt to print on paper before reading. This persistent habit of ""printing to read"" is one sign of the shortcomings of digital documents -- although the popularity of eReaders is one sign of the shortcomings of paper. How do we get the best of both worlds?The physical properties of paper (for example, it is light, thin, and flexible) contribute to the ease with which physical documents are manipulated; but these properties have a completely different set of affordances to their digital equivalents. Paper can be folded, ripped, or scribbled on almost subconsciously -- activities that require significant cognitive attention in their digital form, if they are even possible. The nearly subliminal interaction that comes from years of learned behavior with paper has been described as lightweight interaction, which is achieved when a person actively reads an article in a way that is so easy and unselfconscious that they are not apt to remember their actions later.Reading is now in a period of rapid change, and digital text is fast becoming the predominant mode of reading. As a society, we are merely at the start of the journey of designing truly effective tools for handling digital text.This book investigates the advantages of paper, how the affordances of paper can be realized in digital form, and what forms best support lightweight interaction for active reading. To understand how to design for the future, we review the ways reading technology and reader behavior have both changed and remained constant over hundreds of years. We explore the reasoning behind reader behavior and introduce and evaluate several user interface designs that implement these lightweight properties familiar from our everyday use of paper.We start by looking back, reviewing the development of reading technology and the progress of research on reading over many years. Drawing key concepts from this review, we move forward to develop and test methods for creating new and more effective interactions for supporting digital reading. Finally, we lay down a set of lightweight attributes which can be used as evidence-based guidelines to improve the usability of future digital reading technologies. By the end of this book, then, we hope you will be equipped to critique the present state of digital reading, and to better design and evaluate new interaction styles and technologies.
Описание: In an online, interconnected world, democracy is increasingly made up of wikis and blogs, pokes and tweets. Citizens have become accidental journalists thanks to their handheld devices, politicians are increasingly working online, and the traditional sites of democracy - assemblies, public galleries, and plazas - are becoming less and less relevant with every new technology. And yet, this book argues, such views are leading us to confuse the medium with the message, focusing on electronic transmission when often what cyber citizens transmit is pictures and narratives of real democratic action in physical space. Democratic citizens are embodied, take up space, battle over access to physical resources, and perform democracy on physical stages at least as much as they engage with ideas in virtual space. Combining conceptual analysis with interviews and observation in capital cities on every continent, John Parkinson argues that democracy requires physical public space; that some kinds of space are better for performing some democratic roles than others; and that some of the most valuable kinds of space are under attack in developed democracies. He argues that accidental publics like shoppers and lunchtime crowds are increasingly valued over purposive, active publics, over citizens with a point to make or an argument to listen to. This can be seen not just in the way that traditional protest is regulated, but in the ways that ordinary city streets and parks are managed, even in the design of such quintessentially democratic spaces as legislative assemblies. The book offers an alternative vision for democratic public space, and evaluates 11 cities - from London to Tokyo - against that ideal.
Автор: Sunstein, Cass R. Название: Designing Democracy: What Constitutions Do ISBN: 0195158407 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780195158403 Издательство: Oxford Academ Рейтинг: Цена: 2913 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Confronting one explosive political issue after another from discrimination against women to gays to the limits of religious liberty, Cass Sunstein's 'Designing Democracy' constructs a powerful new perspective from which to show how democracies negotiate their most divisive real world problems.
Автор: Hans A. Gersbach Название: Designing Democracy ISBN: 3642061214 ISBN-13(EAN): 9783642061219 Издательство: Springer Рейтинг: Цена: 10284 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: While liberal democracies are the best systems of self-governance for societies, they rarely invoke great enthusiasm. Examples of such rules include the flexible majority rule where the size of the ma- jority required depends on the proposal, or the rule that only those belonging to the winning majority can be taxed.
Описание: Democracy is for everybody, not just a majority. This book describes the voting procedures by which majority rule may be replaced by a more consensual system of governance. In a word, such an inclusive polity can be achieved by asking the voters or, more usually, their representatives in councils and parliaments, to state their preferences, so to facilitate the identification of that option which gains the highest average preference score. The first part of the book describes three different voting procedures, the Modified Borda Count, the Quota Borda System and the Matrix Vote, and gives a number of hypothetical examples, all clearly depicted in tables. In the second part, the voting mechanisms are discussed against the background of the theory of voting, social choice theory, human rights and mediation practice. The book includes a foreword by Sir Michael Dummett and contributions by Elizabeth Meehan, Hannu Nurmi and Maurice Salles, among others.
Автор: Hulley Название: Designing clinical research ISBN: 1608318044 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781608318049 Издательство: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins Рейтинг: Цена: 6584 р. 7315.00-10% Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Designing Clinical Research has been extensively revised and continues to set the standard as a practical guide for doctors, nurses, pharmacists, and other health professionals involved in all forms of clinical, translational, and public health research. It presents advanced epidemiologic concepts in a reader-friendly way, and suggests common sense approaches to the challenging judgments involved in designing, funding, and implementing. New to this edition: Expanded and updated content in every chapter, with new material on: • non-inferiority trials for comparative effectiveness research • incidence-density case-control studies • confounding and effect modification • diagnostic test studies to inform prediction rules • ethical aspects of whole genome sequencing • automated data management approaches • new NIH grant-writing requirements Color format, and Electronic access, powered by Inkling™ as a free companion to the text • viewable through your browser or as a download to tablet or smartphone • the complete text with optimized navigation • note-sharing, highlighting and bookmarking capability • cross-linking of references and content • rapid search options linked to the new glossary
Автор: Tilly, Charles Название: Democracy ISBN: 0521701538 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780521701532 Издательство: Cambridge Academ Рейтинг: Цена: 2081 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: This book makes the case for recasting current theories of democracy, democratization and de-democratization.