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Party System Changes and Challenges to Democracy Slovenia in a Comparative Perspective


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English | ISBN: 3031549481 | 2024 | 253 pages | PDF | 5 MB
This open access book focuses on the nexus between "party system stability" and "democratic consolidation", using Slovenia as a case study. Its findings are presented from a comparative perspective to illustrate the commonalities and differences found in research on Central European post-socialist countries and former Yugoslav countries. On the one hand, Slovenia’s characteristics (including the characteristics of its transition to democracy) are far more similar to those of Central European post-socialist countries than Western Balkan countries. On the other, Slovenia shares some similarities with other parts of the former Yugoslavia – especially its experiences with the political system of socialist self-management, elements of a market economy under socialism, and war following the end of socialism (albeit the conflict in Slovenia was very short and rather mild in comparison to those in other parts of socialist Yugoslavia). Slovenia’s experiences with rapid but limited democraticbacksliding under the Janša government (March 2019-June 2022) were halted by the 2022 national election – in contrast to the more widely known cases of Hungary and Poland, where such backsliding took place incrementally over a longer period of time that included several election cycles.

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Global Environmental Changes, Desertification and Sustainability


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English | ISBN: 303132949X | 2023 | 92 pages | PDF | 1398 KB
The book considers desertification as a cause-effect of environmental degradation that causes global environmental changes and the current climate crisis. Desertification affects sustainability and is one of the most severe socio-environmental problems on a global, regional, and local scale and in magnitude.

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Bright Shining How grace changes everything


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English | November 1, 2023 | ISBN: 1460760255 | 256 pages | PDF | 2.73 Mb
From the bestselling author of Phosphorescence comes a beautiful and timely exploration of that most mysterious but necessary of human grace.Grace is both mysterious and hard to define. It can be found, in part, when we create ways to find meaning and dignity in connection with each other, building on our shared humanity, being kinder, bigger, better with each other. If, in its crudest interpretation, karma is getting what you deserve, then grace is the forgiving the unforgivable, favouring the undeserving, loving the unlovable.But we live in an era where grace is an increasingly rare currency. The silos we consume information in are dotting the media landscape like skyscrapers, and the growing distrust in media, politicians and public figures, have in some ways choked our ability to cut each other slack, to allow each other to stumble, to forgive one another.So what does grace look like in our world, and how do we recognise it, nurture it in ourselves, and express it, even in the darkest of times?From award-winning journalist Julia Baird, author of the acclaimed national bestseller Phosphorescence , comes Bright Shining , a luminously beautiful, deeply insightful and most timely exploration of grace.

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CPT Changes 2023 An Insider’s View; Current Procedural Terminology (CPT Changes an Insiders View)


Free Download CPT Changes 2023: An Insider’s View; Current Procedural Terminology (CPT Changes: an Insiders View) by American Medical Association
English | December 1, 2022 | ISBN: 1640162186 | 334 pages | PDF | 3.05 Mb
For a better understanding of the latest revisions to the Current Procedural Terminology (CPT®) code set, rely on the best-selling CPT® Changes 2023: An Insider’s View. Find the meaning behind all the changes included in the American Medical Association’s (AMA) CPT® 2023 Professional Edition codebook. Invest in this annual publication and get the insider’s perspective into the annual changes in the CPT code set directly from the source-the American Medical Association.

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Continuities and Changes in Maya Archaeology Perspectives at the Millennium


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English | December 16, 2003 | ISBN: 0415944139 | True EPUB/PDF | 336 pages | 1.7/3.7 MB
This book presents the current state of Maya archaeology by focusing on the history of the field for the last 100 years, present day research, and forward looking prescription for the direction of the field.

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Resistance to Changes in Financial Reporting Standards


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English | ISBN: 1443897280 | 2016 | 150 pages | PDF | 1449 KB
This book investigates current resistance to the ongoing change from US Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) to International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS). 138 countries have, thus far, adopted IFRS as a singular accounting language, while the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the Financial Accounting Standard Board (FASB), and the International Accounting Standard Board (IASB) have determined that IFRS should be adopted optionally in the United States by 2016. The book shows that IFRS should act as a singular accounting language, which will promote high transparency and a better economic position in the world financial market.

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Regime Changes in 20th Century Europe


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English | ISBN: 1443899348 | 2016 | 445 pages | PDF | 3 MB
In retrospect, historical change often appears to be both logical and inevitable. Yet as a process, as a series of moments, it is by nature open-ended. The protagonists are unaware of the potential consequences of their choices, nor the meaning of their actions in the greater scheme of things. An individual, in real time, in the middle of events, has little scope for understanding the whole. The dynamic of a regime change involves a journey away from a particular past towards a chosen future, with the practices of the old regime being called into question. The competing visions for a better future often include a reactionary option, looking back towards an older period, perceived as golden age waiting to be restored. In the aftermath of a regime change, the new cadres, seeking to consolidate their power, form the new conservative bloc in the society. When revolutionary forces again begin to gather, the regime disintegrates, and the cycle begins again. So far, regime changes have been analysed as unique, one-off events. This book traces what such processes, regardless of their ideological colour, have in common. How does political power change hands? What are the mental and material tools of change? From the last stages of World War I to the present Crimean crisis, the case studies in this book offer timeless insights for understanding ideological and military conflicts, including the undercurrents of the present Russo-Western relations.

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