Mafia Life

Author: Federico Varese
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0190868937
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The Japanese Yakuza. The Chinese Triads. The Sicilian Cosa Nostra. The Calabrian N'Drangheta. The New York Mafia. The Russian Vory -v -Vakone.Today, mafias operate across the globe, with hundreds of thousands of members and billions of dollars in revenue. From Hong Kong to New York, these vast organizations spread their tentacles into politics, finance and everyday life. But what is it like to belong to the Mafia? How do you join? Whatdoes it do to your loved ones? How do you make it to the top? And what happens if you break the rules?Criminologist Federico Varese draws on a lifetime's research to give us access to some of the world's most secretive societies. Mixing reportage with case studies and historical insights, this is the story of mafia as it really is: filled with boredom and drama, death and disaster, ambition andbetrayal.Infiltrating initiation ceremonies from Russia to England, visiting exclusive gambling clubs in Macau and Mafia summits in Dubai luxury hotels, Varese builds up a unique picture of life in the mafia from the inside.

Human Machine

Author: Paul R. Daugherty
Publisher: Harvard Business Press
ISBN: 1633693872
Size: 75.37 MB
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AI is radically transforming business. Are you ready? Look around you. Artificial intelligence is no longer just a futuristic notion. It's here right now--in software that senses what we need, supply chains that "think" in real time, and robots that respond to changes in their environment. Twenty-first-century pioneer companies are already using AI to innovate and grow fast. The bottom line is this: Businesses that understand how to harness AI can surge ahead. Those that neglect it will fall behind. Which side are you on? In Human + Machine, Accenture leaders Paul R. Daugherty and H. James (Jim) Wilson show that the essence of the AI paradigm shift is the transformation of all business processes within an organization--whether related to breakthrough innovation, everyday customer service, or personal productivity habits. As humans and smart machines collaborate ever more closely, work processes become more fluid and adaptive, enabling companies to change them on the fly--or to completely reimagine them. AI is changing all the rules of how companies operate. Based on the authors' experience and research with 1,500 organizations, the book reveals how companies are using the new rules of AI to leap ahead on innovation and profitability, as well as what you can do to achieve similar results. It describes six entirely new types of hybrid human + machine roles that every company must develop, and it includes a "leader’s guide" with the five crucial principles required to become an AI-fueled business. Human + Machine provides the missing and much-needed management playbook for success in our new age of AI.

Innovaci N En El Mbito Del Buen Gobierno Regulatorio Ciencias Del Comportamiento Transparencia Y Prevenci N De La Corrupci N

Author: Agustí Cerrillo i Martínez
Publisher: INAP
ISBN: 8473515722
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Coordinadores: Juli Ponce Solé / Agustí Cerrillo i Martínez Autores: Irene Araguàs Galcerà / Oscar Capdeferro Villagrasa / Agustí Cerrillo i Martínez / María De Benedetto / Genny Lucidi / Tomás Ramón Fernández / Paula Ortí Ferrer / Juli Ponce Solé / Sofia Ranchordas / Marcos Vaquer Caballería. Tal y como hoy en día se pone de relieve de forma cada vez más creciente, el Derecho, y concretamente la regulación adecuada y de calidad, puede ser un elemento que permita e incentive la innovación en la sociedad o, por el contrario, la dificulte y la desincentive. La innovación es clave para la competitividad y el crecimiento económico de los países, tanto en los niveles micro como macro. Se trata de un complejo concepto, que puede referirse tanto a iniciativas sociales, a la denominada economía colaborativa o a nuevas tecnologías, para tomar nuevas ideas y traducirlas en resultados sociales o económicos que mejoren el bienestar de los consumidores Contenido: Reseña biográfica de los autores. Capítulo I. Introducción: innovación, buena regulación y prevención de la corrupción (Juli Ponce Solé y Agustí Cerrillo i Martínez). Capítulo II. El control judicial del poder discrecional y el derecho a una buena administración (Tomás-Ramón Fernández). Capítulo III. Regulation or Reputation? Innovation-Friendly Rules for the Sharing Economy (Sofia Ranchordas). Capítulo IV. La ciencia cognitiva en el sector de la regulación energética. El caso de la AEEGSI italiana (Genny Lucidi). Capítulo V. La comprensión y la prevención de la corrupción:un enfoque regulatorio* (María De Benedetto). Capítulo VI. Innovación para la calidad normativa al servicio del buen gobierno y la buena administración (Juli Ponce Solé). Capítulo VII. Una visión de la evaluación ex post de las normas jurídicas: el ejemplo de la Ley catalana 19/2014, de Transparencia, Acceso a la Información y Buen Gobierno (Agustí Cerrillo i Martínez). Capítulo VIII. Auge y problemas de la metarregulación: la iniciativa legislativa y la potestad reglamentaria en la Ley de Procedimiento Administrativo Común (Marcos Vaquer Caballería). Capítulo IX. Nuevas tendencias de futuro en la calidad regulatoria. La participación ciudadana en la elaboración de disposiciones generales ( Irene Araguàs Galcerà). Capítulo X. Reforma del procedimiento normativo e implantación de instrumentos para una buena regulación: el caso de Cataluña (Paula Ortí Ferrer). Capítulo XI. La lucha contra la corrupción mediante la modificación regulatoria de las medidas cautelares en la jurisdicción contencioso-administrativa (Oscar Capdeferro Villagrasa).

Capitalism

Author: Nancy Fraser
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1509525262
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In this important new book, Nancy Fraser and Rahel Jaeggi take a fresh look at the big questions surrounding the peculiar social form known as “capitalism,” upending many of our commonly held assumptions about what capitalism is and how to subject it to critique. They show how, throughout its history, various regimes of capitalism have relied on a series of institutional separations between economy and polity, production and social reproduction, and human and non-human nature, periodically readjusting the boundaries between these domains in response to crises and upheavals. They consider how these “boundary struggles” offer a key to understanding capitalism’s contradictions and the multiple forms of conflict to which it gives rise. What emerges is a renewed crisis critique of capitalism which puts our present conjuncture into broader perspective, along with sharp diagnoses of the recent resurgence of right-wing populism and what would be required of a viable Left alternative. This major new book by two leading critical theorists will be of great interest to anyone concerned with the nature and future of capitalism and with the key questions of progressive politics today.

Government Guarantees

Author: Timothy Irwin
Publisher: World Bank Publications
ISBN: 0821368591
Size: 36.59 MB
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The book considers when governments should give guarantees to private investors. After describing the history of guarantees, and the challenges the politics and psychology create for good decisions, the book sets out a principles for allocating risk (and therefore guarantees), techniques for valuing guarantees, and rules to encourage good decisions.

Critical Management Studies

Author: Christopher Grey
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199286078
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Critical Management Studies', or 'CMS', describes a diverse group of work that has adopted a critical or questioning approach to the traditional concerns of Management Studies, and the growing interest in CMS has produced a vibrant and exciting body of research. Christopher Grey and Hugh Willmott, leading authorities in this area, introduce seventeen readings which reflect these developments, and show CMS' importance. As an assessment of CMS, the Reader will be of interest to academics, researchers, and students of Management Studies. As an introduction to CMS, it will prove invaluable to students taking courses requiring familiarity with the CMS literature.

Islamic Legal Revival

Author: Leonard Wood
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0198786018
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In this meticulously researched volume, Leonard Wood presents his ground breaking history of Islamic revivalist thought in Islamic law. Islamic Legal Revival: Reception of European Law and Transformations in Islamic Legal Thought in Egypt, 1879-1952 brings to life the tumultuous history of colonial interventions in Islamic legal consciousness during the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. It tells the story of the rapid displacement of local Egyptian and Islamic law by transplanted European codes and details the evolution of resultant movements to revive Islamic law. Islamic legal revivalist movements strove to develop a modern version of Islamic law that could be codified and would replace newly imposed European laws. Wood explains in unparalleled depth and with nuance how cutting-edge trends in European legal scholarship inspired influential revivalists and informed their methods in legal thought. Timely and provocative, Islamic Legal Revival tells of the rich achievements of legal experts in Egypt who disrupted tradition in Islamic jurisprudence and created new approaches to Islamic law that were distinctively responsive to demands of the contemporary world. The story told bears important implications for understandings of Egyptian history, Islamic legal history, comparative law, and deeply contested and highly transformative interactions between European and Islamic thought.