Twenty First Century Estate Agency

  • Filename: twenty-first-century-estate-agency.
  • ISBN: 9781135327187
  • Release Date: 2013-10-11
  • Number of pages: 172
  • Author: Graham Norwood
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis



This book is a must have for those estate agents who want to work more effectively in order to grow their business and profits. With 12,000 separately owned estate agencies in the UK this book illustrates how new technology and working practices can revolutionise the industry. Technology can help to improve the competitiveness and sometimes-tarnished image of estate agents in the eyes of the general public. The book contains case studies from international markets and shows how competitive the industry is and how each competitor needs to adopt new approaches to outwit rivals – and to reassure an increasingly sceptical public that agents are worth using, add value and earn their commission.

Capital in the Twenty First Century

  • Filename: capital-in-the-twenty-first-century.
  • ISBN: 9780674369559
  • Release Date: 2014-03-10
  • Number of pages: 695
  • Author: Thomas Piketty
  • Publisher: Harvard University Press



The main driver of inequality--returns on capital that exceed the rate of economic growth--is again threatening to generate extreme discontent and undermine democratic values. Thomas Piketty's findings in this ambitious, original, rigorous work will transform debate and set the agenda for the next generation of thought about wealth and inequality.

The User Perspective on Twenty First Century Art Museums

  • Filename: the-user-perspective-on-twenty-first-century-art-museums.
  • ISBN: 9781317613497
  • Release Date: 2016-04-14
  • Number of pages: 310
  • Author: Georgia Lindsay
  • Publisher: Routledge



The User Perspective on Twenty-First Century Art Museums explains contemporary museums from the whole gamut of user experiences, whether users are preserving art, creating an exhibit, visiting, or part of institutions that use the architecture for branding. Fourteen museums from the United States, Europe, China, and Australia represent new construction, repurposed buildings, and additions, offering examples for most museum design situations. Each is examined using interviews with key stakeholders, photographs, and analyses of press coverage to identify lessons from the main user groups. User groups vary from project to project depending on conditions and context, so each of the four parts of the book features a summary of the users and issues in that section for quick reference. The book concludes with a practical, straightforward lessons-learned summary and a critical assessment of twenty-first-century museum architecture, programming, and expectations to help you embark on a new building design. Architects, architecture students, museum professionals, and aficionados of museum design will all find helpful insights in these lessons and critiques.

21st Century Estate Agency

  • Filename: 21st-century-estate-agency.
  • ISBN: 0728204592
  • Release Date: 2005
  • Number of pages: 165
  • Author: Graham Norwood
  • Publisher: Estate Gazette



This book is a must have for those estate agents who want to work more effectively in order to grow their business and profits. With 12,000 separately owned estate agencies in the UK this book illustrates how new technology and working practices can revolutionise the industry. Technology can help to improve the competitiveness and sometimes-tarnished image of estate agents in the eyes of the general public. The book contains case studies from international markets and shows how competitive the industry is and how each competitor needs to adopt new approaches to outwit rivals - and to reassure an increasingly sceptical public that agents are worth using, add value and earn their commission.

Merchants of Culture

  • Filename: merchants-of-culture.
  • ISBN: 9780745647869
  • Release Date: 2010-09-14
  • Number of pages: 432
  • Author: John B. Thompson
  • Publisher: Polity



These are turbulent times in the world of book publishing. For nearly five centuries the methods and practices of book publishing remained largely unchanged, but at the dawn of the twenty-first century the industry finds itself faced with perhaps the greatest challenges since Gutenberg. A combination of economic pressures and technological change is forcing publishers to alter their practices and think hard about the future of the books in the digital age. In this book - the first major study of trade publishing for more than 30 years - Thompson situates the current challenges facing the industry in an historical context, analysing the transformation of trade publishing in the United States and Britain since the 1960s. He gives a detailed account of how the world of trade publishing really works, dissecting the roles of publishers, agents and booksellers and showing how their practices are shaped by a field that has a distinctive structure and dynamic. This new paperback edition has been thoroughly revised and updated to take account of the most recent developments, including the dramatic increase in ebook sales and its implications for the publishing industry and its future.

Reading the Qur an in the Twenty First Century

  • Filename: reading-the-qur-an-in-the-twenty-first-century.
  • ISBN: 9781317974154
  • Release Date: 2013-12-04
  • Number of pages: 208
  • Author: Abdullah Saeed
  • Publisher: Routledge



Reading the Qur’an in the Twenty-First Century considers the development of Qur’anic interpretation and highlights modern debates around new approaches to interpretation. It explores how Muslims from various theological, legal, socio-political and philosophical backgrounds think about the meaning and relevance of the Qur’an, and how their ideas apply in the contemporary world. The book: reflects on one of the most dominant approaches to interpretation in the pre-modern period, textualism, and the reaction to that in Muslim feminist readings of the Qur’an today. covers issues such as identifying the hierarchical nature of Qur’anic values, the criteria for the use of hadith in interpretation, fluidity of meaning and ways of ensuring a degree of stability in interpretation. examines key Qur'anic passages and compares pre-modern and modern interpretations to show the evolving nature of interpretation. Examples discussed include: the authority of men over women, the death of Jesus, shura and democracy, and riba and interest. Abdullah Saeed provides a practical guide for interpretation and presents the principal ideas of a contextualist approach, which situates the original message of the Qur’an in its wider social, political, cultural, economic and intellectual context. He advocates a more flexible method of interpretation that gives due recognition to earlier interpretations of the Qur’an while also being aware of changing conditions and the need to approach the Qur’an afresh today.

Environmental Policy New Directions for the Twenty First Century 8th Edition

  • Filename: environmental-policy-new-directions-for-the-twenty-first-century-8th-edition.
  • ISBN: 9781452203300
  • Release Date: 2012-05-15
  • Number of pages: 460
  • Author: Norman J Vig
  • Publisher: SAGE



Available this summer in its Eighth Edition, RosenbaumÆs classic, comprehensive text once more provides definitive coverage of environmental politics and policy, lively case material, and a balanced assessment of current environmental issues. Notable revisions include: - A completely revamped energy chapter covering conventional energy policy as well as a comparative examination of alternatives to current energy production. ò Expanded discussion of current U.S. climate change policy with attention to the role of the states, the impact of global environmental politics, and emerging technologies on policy alternatives. ò Analysis of the Obama administrationÆs energy agenda and its profound differences from Bush administration policies and the practical difficulties of creating an effective political coalition in support of the new policy agenda. ò Greater emphasis on executive-congressional relations in the policy-making cycle. ò Examination of changes in the environmental movement, with particular attention to newly emerging cleavages over energy and climate issues. ò A thorough updating of all policy chapters, including an examination of such topics as ômountain top removal,ö the emergence of Bisphenol A as an endocrine disruptor issue, and the ônew NIMBYism.ö New and revised tables, figures, and other data illustrate key environmental information while a new, detailed timeline frames the initial chapterÆs historical narrative of evolving environmental policy.

Slow Burn City

  • Filename: slow-burn-city.
  • ISBN: 9781447270195
  • Release Date: 2016-03-10
  • Number of pages:
  • Author: Rowan Moore
  • Publisher: Pan Macmillan



London has become the global city above all others. Money from all over the world flows through it; its land and homes are tradable commodities; it is a nexus for the world's migrant populations, rich and poor. Versions of what is happening in London are happening elsewhere, but London has become the best place to understand the way the world's cities are changing. Some of the transformations London has undergone were creative, others were destructive; this is not new. London has always been a city of trade, exploitation and opportunity. But London has an equal history of public interventions, including the Clean Air Act, the invention of the green belt and council housing, and the innovation of the sewers and embankments that removed the threat of cholera. In each case the response was creative and unprecedented; they were also huge in scale and often controversial. The city must change, of course, but Moore explains why it should do so with a 'slow burn', through the interplay of private investment, public good and legislative action. Fiercely intelligent, thought-provoking, lucidly written and often outrageously and uncomfortably funny, Slow Burn City is packed with fascinating stories about the physical fabric of London in the twenty-first century. But by seeing this fabric as the theatre of social and cultural struggles, Moore connects the political and architectural decisions of London's enfeebled and reactive government with the built environment that affects its inhabitants' everyday lives. In this urgent and necessary book, Moore makes a passionate case for London to invent new ways to respond to the pressures of the present, from which other cities could learn.

The World Is Flat

  • Filename: the-world-is-flat.
  • ISBN: 9781553651758
  • Release Date: 2007-10-10
  • Number of pages: 672
  • Author: Thomas L. Friedman
  • Publisher: Douglas & McIntyre



In this new edition of The World is Flat, Thomas L. Friedman includes fresh stories and insights to help us understand the flattening of the world. Weaving new information into his overall thesis, and answering the questions he has been most frequently asked by parents and readers, this third edition also includes two new chapters -- on how to be a political activist and social entrepreneur in a flat world; and on the more troubling question of how to manage our reputations and privacy in a world where we are all becoming publishers and public figures. The World is Flat 3.0 is an essential update on globalization, its opportunities for individual empowerment, its achievements at lifting millions out of poverty, and its drawbacks -- environmental, social, and political, powerfully illuminated by the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Lexus and the Olive Tree.

Ground Control

  • Filename: ground-control.
  • ISBN: 9780241957806
  • Release Date: 2012-01-26
  • Number of pages: 288
  • Author: Anna Minton
  • Publisher: Penguin UK



Britain's streets have been transformed by the construction of new property - but it's owned by private corporations, designed for profit and watched over by CCTV. Have these gleaming business districts, mega malls and gated developments led to 'regeneration', or have they intensified social divisions and made us more fearful of each other? Anna Minton's acclaimed and passionate polemic, now updated to cover the UK property collapse and London's controversial Olympic Park, shows us the face of Britain today. It reveals the untested - and unwanted - urban planning that is changing not only our cities, but the nature of public space, of citizenship and of trust.

Twenty First Century Intelligence

  • Filename: twenty-first-century-intelligence.
  • ISBN: 9781135175405
  • Release Date: 2013-09-13
  • Number of pages: 208
  • Author: Wesley K. Wark
  • Publisher: Routledge



Twenty-First Century Intelligence collects the thinking of some of the foremost experts on the future of intelligence in our new century. The essays contained in this volume are set against the backdrop of the transforming events of the September 11 terrorist attacks. Intelligence plays a central and highly visible role in the global war on terror, and in new doctrines of global pre-emption of threats. Yet the challenges for intelligence services are great as the twenty-first century unfolds. This collection will inform and stimulate new thinking about the current strengths and weaknesses of intelligence services, and about the future paths that they may follow. Behind the controversies of the present over intelligence performance, lie critical questions about how the past and future of an often mysterious but critical arm of the state are linked. This book was previously published as a special issue of the journal Intelligence and National Security.

The library in the twenty first century

  • Filename: the-library-in-the-twenty-first-century.
  • ISBN: UOM:49015003309623
  • Release Date: 2007
  • Number of pages: 248
  • Author: Peter Brophy
  • Publisher: Library Assn Pub Ltd



This incisive text, supported by an extensive glossary and bibliography, proposes a practical agenda of issues for the information profession to tackle, and is essential reading for both established library practitioners and LIS students, as well as for library managers and administrators across all sectors.

Italy s Foreign Policy in the Twenty first Century

  • Filename: italy-s-foreign-policy-in-the-twenty-first-century.
  • ISBN: 0415538343
  • Release Date: 2014-06-30
  • Number of pages: 245
  • Author: Ludovica Marchi
  • Publisher:



Italy's foreign policy has often been dismissed for punching below its weight, for being too idiosyncratic and inconsistent. This book offers new insights into the position attained by Italy in the contemporary world. It explores how the country has sought to take advantage of the passage from a bipolar to a multipolar system, the ways in which it has engaged internationally, the new responsibilities it has assumed, and the ways in which it conducts its policies in the pursuit of its interests, whether political or commercial. It argues that Italy is engaged internationally but there is a perception gap between its actions and what it actually delivers. As long as this gap continues, Italy is likely to remain a partial and inconsistent foreign policy actor. Divided into three parts: Part 1 explores the context and processes which characterise Italy's external action. Part 2 deals with Italy in a new global order and debates its relations with crucial countries and regions: the US, the EU, and the BRICs. Part 3 focuses on Italy's perspectives on security and defence policies. This book will be of interest to students and scholars of European Politics, Foreign Policy Analysis and Italian studies.

Americanism in the Twenty First Century

  • Filename: americanism-in-the-twenty-first-century.
  • ISBN: 9781139492119
  • Release Date: 2010-11-15
  • Number of pages:
  • Author: Deborah J. Schildkraut
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press



This book explores public opinion about being and becoming American, and its implications for contemporary immigration debates. It focuses on the causes and consequences of two aspects of American identity: how people define being American and whether people think of themselves primarily as American rather than as members of a panethnic or national origin group. Importantly, the book evaluates the claim – made by scholars and pundits alike – that all Americans should prioritize their American identity instead of an ethnic or national origin identity. It finds that national identity within American democracy can be a blessing or a curse. It can enhance participation, trust, and obligation. But it can be a curse when perceptions of deviation lead to threat and resentment. It can also be a curse for minorities who are attached to their American identity but also perceive discrimination.

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