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Antiracist
1 How to Be an Antiracist - Ibram X. Kendi
Auteur : Ibram X. Kendi
Genre : Political Science
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • From the National Book Award–winning author of Stamped from the Beginning comes a “groundbreaking” (Time) approach to understanding and uprooting racism and inequality in our society—and in ourselves.

“The most courageous book to date on the problem of race in the Western mind.”—The New York Times

NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The New York Times Book Review • Time • NPR • The Washington Post • Shelf Awareness • Library Journal Publishers Weekly Kirkus Reviews

Antiracism is a transformative concept that reorients and reenergizes the conversation about racism—and, even more fundamentally, points us toward liberating new ways of thinking about ours

Unbecoming
2 The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer - Michelle Hodkin
Auteur : Michelle Hodkin
Genre : Crime & Mystery
Mara Dyer doesn’t know if she is crazy or haunted—all she knows is that everyone around her is dying in this suspenseful and “strong, inventive tale” (Kirkus Reviews).

Mara Dyer doesn’t think life can get any stranger than waking up in a hospital with no memory of how she got there.
It can.
She believes there must be more to the accident she can’t remember that killed her friends and left her mysteriously unharmed.
There is.
She doesn’t believe that after everything she’s been through, she can fall in love.
She’s wrong.

After Mara survives the traumatizing accident at the old asylum, it makes sense that she has issues. She lost her best friend, her boyfriend, and her boyfriend’s sister, and as if that weren’t enough to cope with, her family moves to a new state in order to give her a fre
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Terrorist
4 When They Call You a Terrorist - Patrisse Khan-Cullors & Asha Bandele
Auteur : Patrisse Khan-Cullors & Asha Bandele
Genre : Biographies & Memoirs
THE INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER.
New York Times Editor’s Pick.

Library Journal Best Books of 2019.
TIME Magazine's "Best Memoirs of 2018 So Far."
O, Oprah’s Magazine’s “10 Titles to Pick Up Now.”
Politics & Current Events 2018 O.W.L. Book Awards Winner
The Root Best of 2018

"This remarkable book reveals what inspired Patrisse's visionary and courageous activism and forces us to face the consequence of the choices our nation made when we criminalized a generation. This book is a must-read for all of us." - Michelle Alexander, New York Times bestselling author of The New Jim Crow

A poetic and powerful memoir about what it means to be a Black woman in America—and the co-founding of a movement that demands justice for all in t

Compromise
5 The Color of Compromise - Jemar Tisby
Auteur : Jemar Tisby
Genre : Christianity
A New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestseller!

An acclaimed, timely narrative of how people of faith have historically--up to the present day--worked against racial justice. And a call for urgent action by all Christians today in response.

The Color of Compromise is both enlightening and compelling, telling a history we either ignore or just don't know. Equal parts painful and inspirational, it details how the American church has helped create and maintain racist ideas and practices. You will be guided in thinking through concrete solutions for improved race relations and a racially inclusive church.

The Color of Compromise:
Takes you on a historical, sociological, and religious journey: from America's early colonial days through slavery and the Civil WarCovers the tragedy of Jim Crow laws, the victories of the Civil Rights era, an

Affirmative
History
Inequality
Twentieth
Century
America
6 When Affirmative Action Was White: An Untold History of Racial Inequality in Twentieth-Century America - Ira Katznelson
Auteur : Ira Katznelson
Genre : United States
A groundbreaking work that exposes the twisted origins of affirmative action.

In this "penetrating new analysis" (New York Times Book Review) Ira Katznelson fundamentally recasts our understanding of twentieth-century American history and demonstrates that all the key programs passed during the New Deal and Fair Deal era of the 1930s and 1940s were created in a deeply discriminatory manner. Through mechanisms designed by Southern Democrats that specifically excluded maids and farm workers, the gap between blacks and whites actually widened despite postwar prosperity. In the words of noted historian Eric Foner, "Katznelson's incisive book should change the terms of debate about affirmative action, and about the last seventy years of American history."

7 Black Man in a White Coat - Damon Tweedy, M.D.
Auteur : Damon Tweedy, M.D.
Genre : Biographies & Memoirs
A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER ONE OF TIME MAGAZINE'S TOP TEN NONFICTION BOOKS OF THE YEAR
A LIBRARY JOURNAL BEST BOOK SELECTION
A BOOKLIST EDITORS' CHOICE BOOK SELECTION

One doctor's passionate and profound memoir of his experience grappling with race, bias, and the unique health problems of black Americans


When Damon Tweedy begins medical school,he envisions a bright future where his segregated, working-class background will become largely irrelevant. Instead, he finds that he has joined a new world where race is front and center. The recipient of a scholarship designed to increase black student enrollment, Tweedy soon meets a professor who bluntly questions whether he belongs in medical school, a moment that crystallizes the challenges he will face throughout his career. Making matters worse, in le

8 Friday Black - Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah
Auteur : Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah
Genre : African American
INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

“An unbelievable debut, one that announces a new and necessary American voice.” Tommy Orange, New York Times Book Review

“An excitement and a wonder: strange, crazed, urgent and funny.”George Saunders

“Dark and captivating and essential . . . A call to arms and a condemnation . . . Read this book.” Roxane Gay

A National Book Foundation “5 Under 35” honoree, chosen by Colson Whitehead
Winner of the PEN/Jean Stein Book Award
Finalist for the National Book Critics Circle's John Leonard Award for Best First Book


A piercingly raw debut story collection from a young writer with an explosive voice; a treacherously surreal, and, at times, heartbreakingly satirical look at what it’s like to be youn

Christianity
9 The Heart of Christianity - Marcus J. Borg
Auteur : Marcus J. Borg
Genre : Christianity
World-renowned Jesus scholar Marcus J. Borg shows how we can live passionately as Christians in today's world by practicing the vital elements of Christian faith.

For the millions of people who have turned away from many traditional beliefs about God, Jesus, and the Bible, but still long for a relevant, nourishing faith, Borg shows why the Christian life can remain a transforming relationship with God. Emphasizing the critical role of daily practice in living the Christian life, he explores how prayer, worship, Sabbath, pilgrimage, and more can be experienced as authentically life-giving practices.

Borg reclaims terms and ideas once thought to be the sole province of evangelicals and fundamentalists: he shows that terms such as "born again" have real meaning for all Christians; that the "Kingdom of God" is not a bulwark against secularism but is a means of transf

Pioneering
Portfolio
Management
10 Pioneering Portfolio Management - David F. Swensen
Auteur : David F. Swensen
Genre : Investing
In the years since the now-classic Pioneering Portfolio Management was first published, the global investment landscape has changed dramatically -- but the results of David Swensen's investment strategy for the Yale University endowment have remained as impressive as ever. Year after year, Yale's portfolio has trumped the marketplace by a wide margin, and, with over $20 billion added to the endowment under his twenty-three-year tenure, Swensen has contributed more to Yale's finances than anyone ever has to any university in the country. What may have seemed like one among many success stories in the era before the Internet bubble burst emerges now as a completely unprecedented institutional investment achievement.

In this fully revised and updated edition, Swensen, author of the bestselling personal finance guide Unconventional Success, describes the investment

American
11 Real American - Julie Lythcott-Haims
Auteur : Julie Lythcott-Haims
Genre : Biographies & Memoirs
“Courageous, achingly honest."
—Michelle Alexander, New York Times bestselling author of The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness

A compelling, incisive and thoughtful examination of race, origin and what it means to be called an American. Engaging, heartfelt and beautifully written, Lythcott-Haims explores the American spectrum of identity with refreshing courage and compassion.”
—Bryan Stevenson, New York Times bestselling author of Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption

A fearless memoir in which beloved and bestselling How to Raise an Adult author Julie Lythcott-Haims pulls no punches in her recollections of growing up a black woman in America.

Bringing a poetic sensibility to her prose to stunning effect, Lythcott-Haims briskly and stirringly

Responsible
Investing
Critical
12 ESG and Responsible Institutional Investing Around the World: A Critical Review - Pedro Matos
Auteur : Pedro Matos
Genre : Business & Personal Finance
This survey examines the vibrant academic literature on environmental, social, and governance (ESG) investing. While there is no consensus on the exact list of ESG issues, responsible investors increasingly assess stocks in their portfolios based on nonfinancial data on environmental impact (e.g., carbon emissions), social impact (e.g., employee satisfaction), and governance attributes (e.g., board structure). The objective is to reduce exposure to investments that pose greater ESG risks or to influence companies to become more sustainable. One active area of research at present involves assessing portfolio risk exposure to climate change.
This literature review focuses on institutional investors, which have grown in importance such that they have now become the largest holders of shares in public companies globally. Historically, institutional investors tended to concentrate their

Handbook
Sustainable
Investments
Background
Information
Practical
Examples
13 Handbook on Sustainable Investments: Background Information and Practical Examples for Institutional Asset Owners - Swiss Sustainable Finance
Auteur : Swiss Sustainable Finance
Genre : Business & Personal Finance
A fast growing share of investors have recently widened their scope of analysis to criteria regarded as extra-financial. They are driven by different motivations. Adoption of sustainable investment strategies can be driven, on the one hand by the sole motivation to hedge portfolios against knowable risks by expanding the conceptual framework to incorporate the latest best practice in risk management. Other investors focus rather on a long-term view and make an active bet on societal change. Recent empirical research has shown that considering sustainability factors within investment practices does not come at a cost (i.e. through a reduced opportunity set) but allows for competitive returns. Furthermore, the growing market and resulting competition in the wake of sustainable investing going mainstream has the welcome effect to compress fees for such products. Hence, staying informed abou

Erasing
14 Erasing Institutional Bias - Tiffany Jana & Ashley Diaz Mejias
Auteur : Tiffany Jana & Ashley Diaz Mejias
Genre : Business & Personal Finance
All humans have bias, and as a result, so do the institutions we build. Internationally sought after diversity consultant Tiffany Jana offers concrete ways for anyone to work against institutional bias no matter what their position is in an organization.
   
Building upon the revelatory power of her book Overcoming Bias, which addressed managing individual and interpersonal bias, Erasing Institutional Bias scales up the framework to impact systemic change in organizations. Jana and coauthor Ashley Diaz Mejias bring together in-depth research on how biases become embedded into workplace cultures with practical and engaging tools that will mobilize readers toward action. They confront specific topics such as racism, sexism, hiring and advancement bias and retribution bias, meaning when organizations develop a culture of aggression, and offer solutions for identifyi

Becoming
15 The Becoming of Noah Shaw - Michelle Hodkin
Auteur : Michelle Hodkin
Genre : Crime & Mystery
In the first book of the Shaw Confessions, the companion series to the New York Times bestselling Mara Dyer novels, old skeletons are laid bare and new promises prove deadly. This is what happens after happily ever after.

Everyone thinks seventeen-year-old Noah Shaw has the world on a string.

They’re wrong.

Mara Dyer is the only one he trusts with his secrets and his future.

He shouldn’t.

And both are scared that uncovering the truth about themselves will force them apart.

They’re right.

Violence
16 Violence - Slavoj Zizek
Auteur : Slavoj Zizek
Genre : Philosophy
Philosopher, cultural critic, and agent provocateur Slavoj Žižek constructs a fascinating new framework to look at the forces of violence in our world.

Using history, philosophy, books, movies, Lacanian psychiatry, and jokes, Slavoj Žižek examines the ways we perceive and misperceive violence. Drawing from his unique cultural vision, Žižek brings new light to the Paris riots of 2005; he questions the permissiveness of violence in philanthropy; in daring terms, he reflects on the powerful image and determination of contemporary terrorists.

Violence, Žižek states, takes three forms--subjective (crime, terror), objective (racism, hate-speech, discrimination), and systemic (the catastrophic effects of economic and political systems)--and often one form of violence blunts our ability to see the others, raising complicated questions.


Rabbits
17 Rabbits for Food - Binnie Kirshenbaum
Auteur : Binnie Kirshenbaum
Genre : Fiction & Literature
Master of razor-edged literary humor Binnie Kirshenbaum returns with her first novel in a decade, a devastating, laugh-out-loud funny story of a writer’s slide into depression and institutionalization.
 
It’s New Year’s Eve, the holiday of forced fellowship, mandatory fun, and paper hats. While dining out with her husband and their friends, Kirshenbaum’s protagonist—an acerbic, mordantly witty, and clinically depressed writer—fully unravels. Her breakdown lands her in the psych ward of a prestigious New York hospital, where she refuses all modes of recommended treatment. Instead, she passes the time chronicling the lives of her fellow “lunatics” and writing a novel about what brought her there. Her story is a brilliant and brutally funny dive into the disordered mind of a woman who sees the world all too clearly.
 
Propelled by razo

Deadpool
18 Deadpool Vol. 9 - Daniel Way
Auteur : Daniel Way
Genre : Graphic Novels
Collects Deadpool #40-44. After the fallout - nuclear and otherwise - of the Merc with a Mouth's antics in Arizona, the government is faced with an impossible question: what to do with Deadpool? The answer: stick him in an institution! When you think about it, it might be the only solution - after all, he really does need some professional help …as well as protection from the enemy: himself.

Toolbox
19 The Institutional ETF Toolbox - Eric Balchunas
Auteur : Eric Balchunas
Genre : Investing
Get up to speed on the booming innovation surrounding institutional ETF usage.


The Institutional ETF Toolbox is the institutional investor's guide to utilizing exchange-traded funds and taking full advantage of the innovative new products in their expanding repertoire. The ETF toolbox is expanding rapidly with nearly one new ETF launching every day this decade so far. As with any financial innovation, this phenomenon brings both opportunity and concerns, as well as a dire need for clarity and strong due diligence skills.

This book is both reference and resource, providing data-driven explanations backed by real-world market examples—alongside valuable insight from leading practitioners. Coverage includes an examination of the advantages and growth of ETFs as well as current and future uses of ETFs, emerging markets, and the strategic and tactical

Institutions
Economic
Performance
20 Institutions, Institutional Change and Economic Performance - Douglass C. North
Auteur : Douglass C. North
Genre : Politics & Current Events
Continuing his groundbreaking analysis of economic structures, Douglass North develops an analytical framework for explaining the ways in which institutions and institutional change affect the performance of economies, both at a given time and over time. Institutions exist, he argues, due to the uncertainties involved in human interaction; they are the constraints devised to structure that interaction. Yet, institutions vary widely in their consequences for economic performance; some economies develop institutions that produce growth and development, while others develop institutions that produce stagnation. North first explores the nature of institutions and explains the role of transaction and production costs in their development. The second part of the book deals with institutional change. Institutions create the incentive structure in an economy, and organisations will be created to

University
Chicago
Symposium
Immigration
21 University of Chicago Law Review: Symposium - Immigration Law and Institutional Design - University of Chicago Law Review
Auteur : University of Chicago Law Review
Genre : Law
A leading law review offers a quality eBook edition. This first issue of 2013 features articles and essays from internationally recognized scholars of immigration law and policy, including an extensive Symposium on immigration and its issues of policy, law, administrative process, and institutional design in the United States. 

Topics include why "family" is special (Kerry Abrams), risks and rewards of economic migration (Anu Bradford), criminal deportees (Eleanor Marie Lawrence Brown), policing immigration (Adam Cox & Thomas Miles), detention reform (Alina Das), rights of undocumented aliens (John Eastman), free trade and free immigration (Richard Epstein), screening for solidarity in labor (Stephen Lee), temporary worker problems (Hiroshi Motomura), institutional structure of immigration law (Eric Posner), and international cooperation on migration (Alan Sykes).

Address
22 The Address Book - Deirdre Mask
Auteur : Deirdre Mask
Genre : History
An extraordinary debut in the tradition of classic works from authors such as Mark Kurlansky, Mary Roach, and Rose George.

An exuberant and insightful work of popular history of how streets got their names, houses their numbers, and what it reveals about class, race, power, and identity.

When most people think about street addresses, if they think of them at all, it is in their capacity to ensure that the postman can deliver mail or a traveler won’t get lost. But street addresses were not invented to help you find your way; they were created to find you. In many parts of the world, your address can reveal your race and class.

In this wide-ranging and remarkable book, Deirdre Mask looks at the fate of streets named after Martin Luther King Jr., the wayfinding means of ancient Romans, and how Nazis haunt the streets of modern Germany. The flipside

Members
23 Members Only - Sameer Pandya
Auteur : Sameer Pandya
Genre : Fiction & Literature
First the white members of Raj Bhatt’s posh tennis club call him racist. Then his life falls apart. Along the way, he wonders: where does he, a brown man, belong in America?

Raj Bhatt is often unsure of where he belongs. Having moved to America from Bombay as a child, he knew few Indian kids. Now middle-aged, he lives mostly happily in California, with a job at a university.  Still, his white wife seems to fit in better than he does at times, especially at their tennis club, a place he’s cautiously come to love. 
 
But it’s there that, in one week, his life unravels. It begins at a meeting for potential new members: Raj thrills to find an African American couple on the list; he dreams of a more diverse club. But in an effort to connect, he makes a racist joke. The committee turns on him, no matter the years of prejudice he’s put

Economy
24 China's Long Road to a Low-Carbon Economy - Philip Andrews-Speed
Auteur : Philip Andrews-Speed
Genre : Science & Nature
China is the world’s largest emitter of greenhouse gases from energy use and so the future of the world’s climate depends to a significant extent on the willingness and ability of the country to make the transition to a low-carbon or at least a lower-carbon economy. Many analyses have highlighted the technical and economic opportunities for achieving such a transition, but few have explored systematically those features of China’s society, polity, and economy, which may determine the transition path. This paper applies institutional theories to analyze the governance of energy in China in order to identify sources of adaptability and of resistance to change. 

The long and continuous history of Chinese civilization has played a significant role in shaping certain attributes of government, governance, and society that can be observed today, despite the recent overlay

25 Institutional Racism - Shirley Better
Auteur : Shirley Better
Genre : Social Science
Many people associate racism with bigoted individuals and radical groups on the fringes of society. Shirley Better argues that racism is much larger than negative attitudes and that it touches the very core of our lives as Americans. In this enhanced second edition, Better explores the historical origins of institutional racism, details its devastating effects on contemporary society such as the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, and outlines real possibilities for social, political, and economic change in the 21st century. Racism persists because dominant groups are unwilling to acknowledge, let alone give up, the benefits of whiteness. Through numerous examples, Institutional Racism demonstrates how inequality and racial exclusion are embedded within the fabric of American society. Better explores how racism has restricted equal access to educational opportunities, employment, and housing

26 Who Can You Trust? - Rachel Botsman
Auteur : Rachel Botsman
Genre : Engineering
If you can't trust those in charge, who can you trust? From government to business, banks to media, trust in institutions is at an all-time low. But this isn't the age of distrust -- far from it.

In this revolutionary book, world-renowned trust expert Rachel Botsman reveals that we are at the tipping point of one of the biggest social transformations in human history -- with fundamental consequences for everyone. A new world order is emerging: we might have lost faith in institutions and leaders, but millions of people rent their homes to total strangers, exchange digital currencies, or find themselves trusting a bot. This is the age of "distributed trust," a paradigm shift driven by innovative technologies that are rewriting the rules of an all-too-human relationship.

If we are to benefit from this radical shift, we must understand the mechanics of how tru

Included
27 On Being Included - Sara Ahmed
Auteur : Sara Ahmed
Genre : Social Science
What does diversity do? What are we doing when we use the language of diversity? Sara Ahmed offers an account of the diversity world based on interviews with diversity practitioners in higher education, as well as her own experience of doing diversity work. Diversity is an ordinary, even unremarkable, feature of institutional life. Yet diversity practitioners often experience institutions as resistant to their work, as captured through their use of the metaphor of the “brick wall.” On Being Included offers an explanation of this apparent paradox. It explores the gap between symbolic commitments to diversity and the experience of those who embody diversity. Commitments to diversity are understood as “non-performatives” that do not bring about what they name. The book provides an account of institutional whiteness and shows how racism can be obscured by the institutionalizat

Beginnings
Western
Science
28 The Beginnings of Western Science - David C. Lindberg
Auteur : David C. Lindberg
Genre : Science & Nature
When it was first published in 1992, The Beginnings of Western Science was lauded as the first successful attempt ever to present a unified account of both ancient and medieval science in a single volume. Chronicling the development of scientific ideas, practices, and institutions from pre-Socratic Greek philosophy to late-Medieval scholasticism, David C. Lindberg surveyed all the most important themes in the history of science, including developments in cosmology, astronomy, mechanics, optics, alchemy, natural history, and medicine. In addition, he offered an illuminating account of the transmission of Greek science to medieval Islam and subsequently to medieval Europe.

            The Beginnings of Western Science was, and remains, a landmark in the history of science, shaping the way students and scholars

Understanding
Diversity
29 Understanding Institutional Diversity - Elinor Ostrom
Auteur : Elinor Ostrom
Genre : Political Science
The analysis of how institutions are formed, how they operate and change, and how they influence behavior in society has become a major subject of inquiry in politics, sociology, and economics. A leader in applying game theory to the understanding of institutional analysis, Elinor Ostrom provides in this book a coherent method for undertaking the analysis of diverse economic, political, and social institutions.

Understanding Institutional Diversity explains the Institutional Analysis and Development (IAD) framework, which enables a scholar to choose the most relevant level of interaction for a particular question. This framework examines the arena within which interactions occur, the rules employed by participants to order relationships, the attributes of a biophysical world that structures and is structured by interactions, and the attributes of a community in which a

Organizations
30 Institutional Racism, Organizations & Public Policy - James D. Ward
Auteur : James D. Ward
Genre : Politics & Current Events
Institutional racism may be described as a self-perpetuating and opaque process where, either intentionally or unintentionally, barriers and procedures which disadvantage ethnic minority groups are supported and maintained. It is often the direct linkage and thus the underlying cause for the lack of diversity and cultural competency in the workplace. Yet institutional racism, as a research topic, has been ignored by scholars because it forces emphasis on the unseen and unspoken, yet culturally relevant underpinnings of the workplace and societal ethos. Studies touching on diversity in the public administration research often address the subject as education and training – especially with regard to the competencies needed by professional administrators. However, racism and discrimination, as underlying factors, are seldom addressed. Once specific examples of institutional racism have be

Sisters
31 Blood Sisters - Jane Corry
Auteur : Jane Corry
Genre : Mysteries & Thrillers
Three little girls. One accident. A lifetime of lies. From the bestselling author of The Dead Ex.

Three little girls set off to school one sunny morning. Within an hour, one of them is dead.

Fifteen years later, Kitty can't speak and has no memory of the accident that's to blame. She lives in an institution, unlikely ever to leave. But that doesn't keep her from being frightened when she encounters an eerily familiar face.

Art teacher Alison looks fine on the surface. But the surface is a lie. She's struggling to make ends meet and to forget the past. When a teaching job at a prison opens up, she takes it, despite her fears. Maybe this is her chance to set things right. Then she starts to receive alarming notes; next, her classroom erupts in violence.

Meanwhile, someone is watching both Kitty and Alison. Someone who never forg

Sustainable
Investing
Investors
32 Sustainable Investing for Institutional Investors - Mirjam Staub-Bisang
Auteur : Mirjam Staub-Bisang
Genre : Finance
A comprehensive guide to socially responsible investing (SRI)
With concerns about climate change increasing among investors, many are looking for opportunities that offer positive social as well as monetary returns. Sustainable Investing for Institutional Investors: Risk, Regulation and Strategies explores the key issues related to "Socially Responsible Investment" (SRI) for institutional investors and trustees, including investment strategies, risk and returns, market data, regulatory frameworks, and more. Looking at all investment classes, including bonds, equities, real estate, commodities, and many others, the book provides an in-depth view of SRI-relevant asset classes to help you decide which is best for you.

To better contextualize SRI opportunities and challenges, the book presents 20 case studies involving institutional investors that are current

Completing
College
33 Completing College - Vincent Tinto
Auteur : Vincent Tinto
Genre : Education
Even as the number of students attending college has more than doubled in the past forty years, it is still the case that nearly half of all college students in the United States will not complete their degree within six years. It is clear that much remains to be done toward improving student success. For more than twenty years, Vincent Tinto’s pathbreaking book Leaving College has been recognized as the definitive resource on student retention in higher education. Now, with Completing College, Tinto offers administrators a coherent framework with which to develop and implement programs to promote completion.

Deftly distilling an enormous amount of research, Tinto identifies the essential conditions enabling students to succeed and continue on within institutions. Especially during the early years, he shows that students thrive in settings that pair high expect

Scholar
Hermann
Canticle
Leibowitz
Critical
34 Institutional Crisis: State and Scholar in Hermann Hesse's the Glass Bead Game and Walter Miller's A Canticle for Leibowitz (Critical Essay) - Extrapolation
Auteur : Extrapolation
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
"I am Shiva, the Destroyer of Words" The above epigraph from the Bhagavad Gita was mouthed in 1945 not by a raving Nazi propagandist holed up in a Berlin bunker, nor by a corn-cob-pipe smoking Allied general wading ashore on a Pacific island. Rather, the speaker of these words was a university professor--Robert Oppenheimer. In August of 1945, shortly after the destruction of Hiroshima, Oppenheimer quoted from the Bhagavad Gita to describe the impact of the atomic bomb on humanity. Oppenheimer's exclamation marks a sea change of sorts in the relationship between knowledge and power. Although academic knowledge and political puissance have always been stranger bedfellows, during and after the Second World War, academics delivered into the hands of politicians an incredible amount of power. Stepping out of their classrooms and labs, professors moved into the public arena. Although some--

35 Institutional Racism - Shirley Better
Auteur : Shirley Better
Genre : Social Science
In the United States the economic exploitation of non-white groups has included the reliance on African American slave labor by Southern plantation owners, the systematic removal of Native Americans from their homelands to make room for white settlers, and the relegation of non-white workers to the most low-paid, dangerous and dirty jobs. Through numerous examples Shirley Better demonstrates that racism is embedded within the fabric of American society, restricting equal access to educational opportunities, employment, and housing. Having outlined the causes and effects of institutional racism, the Better presents numerous strategies for individuals and groups to combat this pervasive social problem.

Invisible
36 The Invisible Hand - Adam Smith
Auteur : Adam Smith
Genre : Economics
Adam Smith’s landmark treatise on the free market paved the way for modern capitalism, arguing that competition is the engine of a productive society, and that self-interest will eventually come to enrich the whole community, as if by an ‘invisible hand’.

Throughout history, some books have changed the world. They have transformed the way we see ourselves – and each other. They have inspired debate, dissent, war and revolution. They have enlightened, outraged, provoked and comforted. They have enriched lives – and destroyed them. Now Penguin brings you the works of the great thinkers, pioneers, radicals and visionaries whose ideas shook civilization and helped make us who we are.

Invisible
37 Invisible Men - Flores A. Forbes & Robin D. G. Kelley
Auteur : Flores A. Forbes & Robin D. G. Kelley
Genre : Social Science
Winner of the 2017 American Book Award

Flores Forbes, a former leader in the Black Panther Party, has been free from prison for twenty-five years. Unfortunately that makes him part of a group of black men without constituency who are all but invisible in society. That is, the “invisible” group of black men in America who have served their time and not gone back to prison.

Today the recidivism rate is around 65%. Almost never mentioned in the media or scholarly attention is the plight of the 35% who don’t go back, especially black men. A few of them are hiding in Ivy League schools’ prison education programs—they don’t want to be known—but most of them are recruited by the one billion dollar industry reentry employee programs that allow the US to profit from their life and labor. Whereas, African Americans consist of only 12% of the population i

College
38 The College Stress Test - Robert Zemsky, Susan Shaman & Susan Campbell Baldridge
Auteur : Robert Zemsky, Susan Shaman & Susan Campbell Baldridge
Genre : Education
In The College Stress Test, Robert Zemsky, Susan Shaman, and Susan Campbell Baldridge present readers with a full, frank, and informed discussion about college and university closures. Drawing on the massive institutional data set available from IPEDS (the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System), they build a stress test for estimating the market viability of more than 2,800 undergraduate institutions. They examine four key variables—new student enrollments, net cash price, student retention, and major external funding—to gauge whether an institution is likely to consider closing or merging with another school. They also assess student body demographics to see which students are commonly served by institutions experiencing market stress. The book's appendix includes a powerful do-it-yourself tool that institutions can apply, using their own IPEDS data, to und

Reasons
Believe
39 Reasons to Believe in the Institutional Church - John Zehring
Auteur : John Zehring
Genre : Christianity
“Reasons to Believe in the Institutional Church” was inspired by a presentation by that title given by Krister Stendahl, former Dean of the Faculty of Divinity at Harvard. While I do not remember his points, I cannot forget his title. It was refreshing to embrace his advocacy for the church, for then, as now, critics of the church seemed more common than church mice. And so, after a career as a Senior Pastor of churches and after the manner of Krister Stendahl, I offer in this book my reasons for believing in the institutional church.
John Zehring

Firefight
40 Firefight - Ginger Adams Otis
Auteur : Ginger Adams Otis
Genre : United States
In 1919, when Wesley Williams became a New York City firefighter, he stepped into a world that was 100% white and predominantly Irish. As far as this city knew, black men in the Fire Department of New York (FDNY) tended horses.

Nearly a century later, many things in the FDNY had changed—but not the scarcity of blacks. New York had about 300 black firefighters—roughly 3 percent of the 11,000 New York firefighters in a city of two million African Americans. That made the FDNY a true aberration compared to all the other uniformed departments, like the NYPD. Decades earlier, women and blacks had sued over its hiring practices and won. But the FDNY never took permanent steps to eradicate the inequities, which led to a courtroom show-down between New York City's billionaire Mayor, Mike Bloomberg, and a determined group of black activist firefighters. It was not until 2014 that t

Technological
Innovations
Marginalized
Smallholders
Agricultural
Development
41 Technological and Institutional Innovations for Marginalized Smallholders in Agricultural Development - Franz W. Gatzweiler & Joachim von Braun
Auteur : Franz W. Gatzweiler & Joachim von Braun
Genre : Agriculture
The aim of the book is to present contributions in theory, policy and practice to the science and policy of sustainable intensification by means of technological and institutional innovations in agriculture. The research insights re from Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia. The purpose of this book is to be a reference for students, scholars and practitioners inthe field of science and policy for understanding and identifying agricultural productivity growth potentials in marginalized areas.

Politics
42 The Politics of Institutional Reform - Terry Moe
Auteur : Terry Moe
Genre : Education
In this ground breaking analysis, Terry Moe treats Hurricane Katrina as a natural experiment that offers a rare opportunity to learn about the role of power in the politics of institutional reform. When Katrina hit, it physically destroyed New Orleans' school buildings, but it also destroyed the vested-interest power that had protected the city's abysmal education system from major reform. With the constraints of power lifted, decision makers who had been incremental problem-solvers turned into revolutionaries, creating the most innovative school system in the entire country. The story of New Orleans' path from failure to revolution is fascinating, but, more importantly, it reveals the true role of power, whose full effects normally cannot be observed, because power has a 'second face' that is hidden and unobservable. Making use of Katrina's analytic leverage, Moe pulls back the curtain

Whiteness
43 The Whiteness of Wealth - Dorothy A. Brown
Auteur : Dorothy A. Brown
Genre : Social Science
A groundbreaking exposé of racism in the American taxation system from a law professor and expert on tax policy

Dorothy Brown became a tax lawyer to get away from race. As a young black girl growing up in the South Bronx, she'd seen how racism limited the lives of her family and neighbors. Her law school classes offered a refreshing contrast: tax law was about numbers, and the only color that mattered was green. But when Brown sat down to prepare tax returns for her parents, she found something strange: James and Dottie Brown, a plumber and a nurse, seemed to be paying an unusually high percentage of their income in taxes. When Brown became a law professor, she set out to understand why.

In The Whiteness of Wealth, Brown draws on decades of cross-disciplinary research to show that tax law isn't as colorblind as she'd once believed. She takes us into

Protecting
Privacy
Services
Research
44 Protecting Data Privacy in Health Services Research - Committee on the Role of Institutional Review Boards in Health Services Research Data Privacy Protection
Auteur : Committee on the Role of Institutional Review Boards in Health Services Research Data Privacy Protection
Genre : Computers
The need for quality improvement and for cost saving are driving both individual choices and health system dynamics. The health services research that we need to support informed choices depends on access to data, but at the same time, individual privacy and patient-health care provider confidentiality must be protected.

Lovesong
45 Lovesong - Julius Lester
Auteur : Julius Lester
Genre : Biographies & Memoirs
Julius Lester was born the son of a black Methodist minister in the south. His book Lovesong is a beautifully written account of his spiritual journey away from the conventions of his Southern heritage and Methodist upbringing, culminating in his personal self-discovery through a conversion to Judaism.

Growing up in the turbulent civil rights era South, Lester was often discouraged by the disconnectedness between the promises of religion and the realities of his life. He used the outlets available to him to try to come to grips with this split and somehow reconcile the injustices he was witnessing with the purity of religion. He became a controversial writer and commentator, siding with neither blacks nor whites in his unconventional viewpoints. He became a luminal figure of the times, outside of the conventional labels of race, religion, politics, or philosophy.

Le

Transformational
Leadership
46 Transformational Leadership - James P. Pellow
Auteur : James P. Pellow
Genre : Education
This is a case study of St. John's University for the period 1989-2005 during which leaders made a strategic decision to adopt a residence life strategy after 127 years of serving a local market. The author finds that the change at St. John's was driven by the interaction of several factors: a new leadership team, a collegial planning process grounded in data analysis, and an ongoing debate about the university's mission in a contemporary setting. The results of the change have been positive. Student demand and quality were increased. Academic quality was enhanced and the financial position of the university was improved. Leaders can apply these lessons by engaging in an ongoing discussion of mission, prioritizing mission elements, and implementing business strategies that are based on data and assessment. While leaders impact culture in many ways, their interpretation of mi

Stabilizing
Unstable
Economy
Dynamics
47 Stabilizing an Unstable Economy, Part 4 - Institutional Dynamics - Hyman Minsky
Auteur : Hyman Minsky
Genre : Finance
This chapter comes from Stabilizing an Unstable Economy, the seminal work by Hyman Minsky. It reveals his groundbreaking financial theory of investment, one that is startlingly relevant today. He explains why the American economy has experienced periods of debilitating inflation, rising unemployment, and marked slowdowns--and why the economy is now undergoing a credit crisis that he foresaw.

Baptist
Foundations
48 Baptist Foundations - Mark Dever & Jonathan Leeman
Auteur : Mark Dever & Jonathan Leeman
Genre : Religion & Spirituality
Ours is an anti-polity age, perhaps more than any other time in the history of the church. Yet polity remains as important now as it was in the New Testament.
 
What then is a right or biblical polity? The contributors to this volume make an exegetical and theological case for a Baptist polity. Right polity, they argue, is congregationalism, elder leadership, diaconal service, regenerate church membership, church discipline, and a Baptist approach to the ordinances.
 
Each section explores the pastoral applications of these arguments. How do congregationalism and elder leadership work together? When should a church practice church discipline? How can one church work with another in matters of membership and discipline?  
 
To be read sequentially or used as a reference guide, Baptist Foundations provides a contemporary treatm

Organizational
Analysis
49 Institutional and Organizational Analysis - Eric Alston, Lee J. Alston, Bernardo Mueller & Tomas Nonnenmacher
Auteur : Eric Alston, Lee J. Alston, Bernardo Mueller & Tomas Nonnenmacher
Genre : Economics
What explains the great variability in economic growth and political development across countries? Institutional and organizational analysis has developed since the 1970s into a powerful toolkit, which argues that institutions and norms rather than geography, culture, or technology are the primary causes of sustainable development. Institutions are rules that recognized authorities create and enforce. Norms are rules created by long-standing patterns of behavior, shared by people in a society or organization. They combine to play a role in all organizations, including governments, firms, churches, universities, gangs, and even families. This introduction to the concepts and applications of institutional and organizational analysis uses economic history, economics, law, and political science to inform its theoretical framework. Institutional and organizational analysis becomes the basis t

50 Slave Day - Rob Thomas
Auteur : Rob Thomas
Genre : Coming of Age
Keene Davenport has called for a student walkout to protest his school’s annual “Slave Day” fundraiser, but it’s not exactly working. Shawn Greeley, the first African American student council president of Robert E. Lee High, continues to preside over the auctioning of student reps to serve as book-toters, chauffeurs, and lunch-fetchers for the day. So Keene chooses an alternative path of civil disobedience: Assuming that a day of degradation ought to open Shawn’s eyes, Keene decides to “buy” Shawn to be his slave, no matter what the cost—and launches a series of life-changing events in the process.
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