The Imperative of Responsibility

Titre : The Imperative of Responsibility
Auteur : Hans Jonas
Éditeur : University of Chicago Press
ISBN-13 : 0226405974
Libération : 1985-10-15

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Discusses the ethical implications of modern technology and examines the responsibility of humanity for the fate of the world

La logistique durable

Titre : La logistique durable
Auteur : MORANA Joëlle
Éditeur : Lavoisier
ISBN-13 : 9782746295100
Libération : 2013-04-01

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La mondialisation, la question environnementale et les mutations de la société imposent à chaque entreprise d’être toujours innovante, tant sur le plan technologique qu’organisationnel. La modernisation de la chaîne d’approvisionnement constitue la suite logique de l’évolution de la logistique d’entreprise depuis les années 1950. Cet ouvrage présente les éléments nécessaires à la mise en place d’une logistique durable : - la prise en compte de la dimension économique qui met en exergue les poids et rôle des connexions intra et inter-organisationnelles. C’est la remise en cause des notions de logistique amont, interne, aval, de mutualisation des transports, de prestations logistiques, de traçabilité et de systèmes d’information ; - la dimension environnementale qui s’intéresse à des aspects tels que l’éco-conception, la re-production, la gestion des déchets, la logistique des retours ou encore le transport « vert » ; - la dimension sociale/sociétale qui permet de poser un regard sur les ressources humaines internes et externes. Pour assurer une bonne mesure de la performance, La logistique durable propose l’élaboration d’un tableau de bord logistique.

Fifty Years of the International Court of Justice

Titre : Fifty Years of the International Court of Justice
Auteur : Vaughan Lowe
Éditeur : Cambridge University Press
ISBN-13 : 052104880X
Libération : 2007-12-03

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To mark the fiftieth anniversary of the International Court of Justice, a distinguished group of international judges, practitioners and academics has undertaken a major review of its work. The chapters discuss the main areas of substantive law with which the Court has been concerned, and the more significant aspects of its practice and procedure in dealing with cases before it. It discusses the role of the Court in the international legal order, and its relationship with the UN's political organs. The thirty-three chapters are presented under five headings: the Court; the sources and evidences of international law; substance of international law; procedural aspects of the Court's work; the Court and the UN. It has been prepared in honour of Sir Robert Jennings, judge and sometime President of the Court.

In the Course of Performance

Titre : In the Course of Performance
Auteur : Bruno Nettl
Éditeur : University of Chicago Press
ISBN-13 : 0226574105
Libération : 1998-12-15

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In the Course of Performance is the first book in decades to illustrate and explain the practices and processes of musical improvisation. Improvisation, by its very nature, seems to resist interpretation or elucidation. This difficulty may account for the very few attempts scholars have made to provide a general guide to this elusive subject. With contributions by seventeen scholars and improvisers, In the Course of Performance offers a history of research on improvisation and an overview of the different approaches to the topic that can be used, ranging from cognitive study to detailed musical analysis. Such diverse genres as Italian lyrical singing, modal jazz, Indian classical music, Javanese gamelan, and African-American girls' singing games are examined. The most comprehensive guide to the understanding of musical improvisation available, In the Course of Performance will be indispensable to anyone attracted to this fascinating art. Contributors are Stephen Blum, Sau Y. Chan, Jody Cormack, Valerie Woodring Goertzen, Lawrence Gushee, Eve Harwood, Tullia Magrini, Peter Manuel, Ingrid Monson, Bruno Nettl, Jeff Pressing, Ali Jihad Racy, Ronald Riddle, Stephen Slawek, Chris Smith, R. Anderson Sutton, and T. Viswanathan.

Organizational Intelligence

Titre : Organizational Intelligence
Auteur : Harold L. Wilensky
Éditeur : Quid Pro Books
ISBN-13 : 9781610272889
Libération : 2015-02-14

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The prize-winning book Organizational Intelligence focuses on the structural and ideological roots of intelligence (informational and analytical) failures in government, industry, and other institutions. It provides groundbreaking theory and structure to the analysis of decision-making processes and their breakdowns, as well as the interactions among experts and the organizations they inform. In this book, both "organization" and "intelligence" are taken to their larger meanings, not just focused on the military meaning of intelligence or on one set of institutions in society. Astute illustrations of intelligence failures abound from real-world cases, such as foreign policy (the Bay of Pigs, Soviet predictions in the Cuban missile crisis), military (civilian bombing of Germany, Pearl Harbor), financial (AmEx's investment in a vegetable oil guru), economics (the Council of Economic Advisers) and industrial production (Ford's Edsel), as well as many other telling arenas and disciplines. Economic, cultural, legal, and political contexts are considered, as well as the more known institutions of government and commerce. The new Classics of the Social Sciences edition from Quid Pro Books features a 2015 Foreword from Neil J. Smelser, University Professor Emeritus at Berkeley and former chair of its sociology department. He writes that the book remains "one of the classics in organizational studies, and—in ways I will indicate—it is still directly relevant to current and future problems of organizational life. ... What makes this book a classic? It is a disciplined, intelligent, and elegant model of applied social science. ... The text itself, richly documented empirically, yields an informed and balanced account of the decision-making process as this is shaped by the quality of information available (and unavailable) to and used (and not used) by organizational leaders." Reviews of the book at the time it was written similarly attest to the originality and breadth of its interdisciplinary analysis. Amitai Etzioni wrote in the American Sociological Review: "This book opens a whole new field — the macrosociology of knowledge. It is as different from the traditional sociology of knowledge as the study of interaction is from that of the structure of total societies." He adds, "The power of Wilensky's contribution is further magnified by his historical perspective. He studies structures and processes, but not in a vacuum." Gordon Craig wrote in The Reporter that the book's examples from organizations "show a similar tendency to believe what they want to believe, to become the victims of their own slogans and propaganda, and to resist or to silence warning voices that challenge their assumptions.... In his fascinating analysis of intelligence failures and their causes ... in the public and private sectors, Wilensky finds that the most disastrous miscalculations are those which have occurred in the field of governmental operations, especially foreign policy and national security." The book explains how such highly institutionalized actors are vulnerable to informational pathologies. The new digital edition features active Contents, a fully linked Index, linked notes, and proper ebook formatting. It is a modern, quality, and authorized re-presentation of a classic work in social science and organizational studies.

Ecological urbanism

Titre : Ecological urbanism
Auteur : Mohsen Mostafavi
Éditeur : Lars Muller Publishers
ISBN-13 : PSU:000067824014
Libération : 2010-04-20

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With the aim of projecting alternative and sustainable forms of urbanism, the book asks: What are the key principles of an ecological urbanism? How might they be organized? And what role might design and planning play in the process? While climate change, sustainable architecture, and green technologies have become increasingly topical, issues surrounding the sustainability of the city are much less developed. The premise of the book is that an ecological approach is urgently needed both as a remedial device for the contemporary city and an organizing principle for new cities. Ecological urbanism approaches the city without any one set of instruments and with a worldview that is fluid in scale and disciplinary approach. Design provides the synthetic key to connect ecology with an urbanism that is not in contradiction with its environment. The book brings together design practitioners and theorists, economists, engineers, artists, policy makers, environmental scientists, and public health specialists, with the goal of reaching a more robust understanding of ecological urbanism and what it might be in the future. Contributors include: Homi Bhabha, Stefano Boeri, Chuck Hoberman, Rem Koolhaas, Sanford Kwinter, Bruno Latour, Nina-Marie Lister, Moshen Mostafavi, Matthias Schuler, Sissel Tolaas, Charles Waldheim

Civil Disobedience and Other Essays

Titre : Civil Disobedience and Other Essays
Auteur : Henry David Thoreau
Éditeur : Courier Corporation
ISBN-13 : 9780486110110
Libération : 2012-02-29

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Representative sampling of Thoreau's most frequently read and cited essays: "On the Duty of Civil Disobedience" (1849), "Life without Principle" (1863), "Slavery in Massachusetts" (1854), "A Plea for Captain John Brown" (1869) and "Walking" (1862).

Juran s Quality Control Handbook

Titre : Juran s Quality Control Handbook
Auteur : Joseph M. Juran
Éditeur : McGraw-Hill Companies
ISBN-13 : UOM:39015022336112
Libération : 1988

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More than ever the international reference work for managers and specialists, the new Fourth Edition of this classic desktop guide defines how to plan, produce, control, and continually improve quality companywide for the 1990s -- from the executive suite to the factory floor.

The CV Book

Titre : The CV Book
Auteur : James Innes
Éditeur : Pearson Education
ISBN-13 : 0273721747
Libération : 2009

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The CV Bookis the definitive book on CV writing. it provides help, advice and templates from The CV Centre, the UK’s leading CV consultancy, based on many years’ experience and encompassing principles tried, tested and proven on a daily basis. Focussed on market needs - evidence-based and developed entirely from customer information. USP - 15 most common mistakes. Sales channel through author's own company and publicity. Added value - templated and website material.

Civil Code of Lower Canada

Titre : Civil Code of Lower Canada
Auteur : Quebec
Éditeur : Sagwan Press
ISBN-13 : 1298926386
Libération : 2015-08-21

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