A critical assessment of one of Britain's foremost historians and university leaders of the second half of the 20th century.
About the author
Jennifer Aston, University of Oxford, UK Frank Bongiorno, Australian National University, Australia David Cannadine, Princeton University, USA Francesca Carnevali, University of Birmingham, UK Malcolm Chase, University of Leeds, UK Matthew Cragoe, University of Sussex, UK Martin Hewitt, University of Huddersfield, UK John McIlroy, Middlesex University, UK Rohan McWilliam, Anglia Ruskin University, UK Siân Nicholas, Aberystwyth University, UK James Raven, University of Essex, UK Jean Seaton, University of Westminster, UK and is the Official Historian of the BBC, UK James Thompson, University of Bristol, UK Daniel Weinbren, The Open University, UK
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The integration of the countries of Central and Eastern Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States international financial system was arguably one of the most profound changes experienced by the world economy in the 1990s. This book examines these countries in reforming their financial systems in the fist decade of transition. Through case studies as well as more thematic approaches contributors deal with crucial elements of building a market-based financial system, the transformation of the banking sector, and non-bank reform and regulation of financial markets. They emphasise the importance of institution-building to the process of financial sector transformation and highlight the lessons to be learned from transitional financial experiences.
R. H. Tawney was the most influential theorist and exponent of socialism in Britain in the 20th century and also a leading historian. Based on papers deposited at the London School of Economics including a collection of personal material previously held by his family, this book provides the first detailed biography. Lawrence Goldman shows that to understand Tawney's work it is necessary to understand his life.
This biography takes a broadly chronological approach, and uses this framework to examine major themes, including Tawney's political thought and historical writings. Tawney was the most representative of Labour's intellectuals as well as the most influential, and the contradictions he embodied are evident in the general history of British socialism.
This book explores the changing patterns of higher education in England in the twentieth century, the types of institutions and the emergence of a 'system' of education. At the same time it traces the relationship between the writer-advocates of higher education and the changing world of higher education and its contexts. There is therefore an interrelated story of higher education, the writers, their messages, their backgrounds and ideologies, the audiences they intend to address, and the impacts of the state and other external forces. It is likely to appeal to higher education academics and administrators, politicians and other policy makers, staff and students on higher degree and professional programmes. It should be read by anyone who cares about English Universities and their future.
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When Shannon Liao sees an internet video of a man doing what seems to be impossible, she finds a rabbit-hole of human-Bot interaction, extreme body modification and, possibly, the solution to all her problems. Degrees of Freedom is Book #4 from Bots, an EPIC Press series.
The military Bot program is a shameful failure. Everyone wants to forget, but that’s hard to do with Edmond West running free and more and more Bot agitation every day. General Liao makes one last ditch attempt to get the situation under control. Meanwhile, the SennTech Bot program is an unqualified success. A SennTech Bot in every bedroom and board room, a never-ending glut of personal info funneled directly into SennTech. In hiding, Hart’s people are creating something different. Something the world has never seen before. Backward Chaining is Book #5 from Bots, an EPIC Press series.
No place is safe for Edmond West and his humanoid robot, Hart. They are on the run, pursued not just by the US military, but also by the giant SennTech Corporation. Meanwhile, the rollout of the Hart Series military robots is hitting a speed bump: the Bots are starting to think for themselves… and they don’t think much of the jobs they’ve been asked to do. Hazardous Motion is Book #2 from Bots, an EPIC Press series.
The great Bot recall begins. General Liao demands nothing less than the total obliteration of all humanoid robots. Desperation makes for strange bedfellows as Hart’s people reach out to unexpected allies in the corporate world, amongst the humans who protest the very existence of Bots, even in the house of their greatest enemy. They all must work together or face the same fate: annihilation. They will need all the help they can get. Control Architecture is Book #6 from Bots, an EPIC Press series.
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