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Dafydd Sills-Jones, Jouko Aaltonen and Pietari Kaapa

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Giving with an Agenda

How New Philanthropy Advocates for the Corporate Reform of Education

Marina Avelar

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Maria Bastianes

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The World’s Highest-Scoring Students

How Their Nations Led Them to Excellence

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Hani Morgan

The World’s Highest-Scoring Students focuses on how various countries transformed their school systems into the world’s leading systems of education. The World’s Highest-Scoring Students covers 8 countries: Finland, Singapore, Japan, South Korea, China, Canada, Estonia, and the United States. The World’s Highest-Scoring Students offers ideas on improving the United States’ school system and includes a plan on how the United States can regain the status it once had as the world’s undisputed leader in education.

In addition to offering a brief historical context for each country, The World’s Highest-Scoring Students describes important aspects that helped these countries achieve stellar results in international testing, such as their teacher preparation programs, cultural attitudes toward education, and teacher recruitment practices. Although this book is similar to previously published books on this topic, The World’s Highest-Scoring Students differs in that it provides detail on the most recent practices various educational systems have used to remain the best performers and the strategies others have implemented to climb to the top.

The World’s Highest-Scoring Students offers a new perspective on this topic in several ways. First, it provides a balanced view of the highest-ranking nations in education, offering the outstanding practices they use to achieve stellar results, but also pointing out the problems they endure. The World’s Highest-Scoring Students also discusses various controversies about international tests, including the limitations of using these tests to evaluate students.

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Compliance Defence im Kartellbußgeldverfahren

Eine Betrachtung der europäischen und deutschen Rechtslage inklusive 9. GWB-Novelle

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Monika Volkers

Seit Jahrzehnten wird «das Unternehmen» für Verstöße gegen das Wettbewerbsrecht bestraft. Dies führt im europäischen Kartellrecht zu einer Konzernhaftung, die das deutsche Recht durch die 9. GWB-Novelle weitgehend übernimmt. Gleichzeitig bemühen sich die Unternehmen verstärkt, Wettbewerbsverstöße durch organisatorische Maßnahmen («Compliance») zu verhindern. Bei der Sanktionierung von Verstößen werden diese Maßnahmen von Kommission und Bundeskartellamt bislang jedoch nicht berücksichtigt. Dabei stellen sie einen wichtigen Faktor dar, um das begangene Unrecht zu bewerten und präventive Sanktionszwecke zu verfolgen. Dieses Buch untersucht, inwiefern effektive Compliance-Programme in Kartellbußgeldverfahren zur Haftungsminderung führen können - und müssen.

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UnCommon Bonds

Women Reflect on Race and Friendship

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Marcella Runnell Hall and Kersha Smith

UnCommon Bonds: Women Reflect on Race and Friendship is a collection of essays written by women from across the United States. The essays unapologetically explore the challenges of developing and maintaining cross-racial female friendships. One of the primary goals of UnCommon Bonds is to resist simplifying cross-racial friendships. Instinctively, we believe there is unique joy and pain in these relationships that is never easy to summarize. Thus, we invited authors to submit narratives that challenge assumptions, disclose struggles, and celebrate the complex sisterhood between women of different races. UnCommon Bonds will entice a broad audience, ages 18-75. The essyas in this book are written by women from various races, ethnicities, economic classes, sexual orientations, religions, and geographic areas. We believe many women will relate to the ideas and experiences explored in this book, as well as, men may also find these essays interesting windows into understanding the give and pull of cross-racial friendships.

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May Spangler

Paris in Architecture, Literature, and Art is a wide-ranging textbook that capitalizes on the little exposure liberal arts students have to architecture and the popularity of Paris. Designed for a college course in the Humanities, it also lends itself for a High School course or a study abroad program in Paris.

 The course focuses on Paris, which throughout history has been the stage and experimental ground for artists and intellectuals from all over the world, making it the crucible of western thoughts and consummate material for an interdisciplinary study. Each chapter presents a cultural movement such as Gothic, Classical, Romantic and Modern that are predominant in the Parisian landscape. The interdisciplinary approach promotes critical thinking, inspiring students to identify and translate aesthetic principles from one discipline to another, and explore, for instance, what an Impressionist literature or a Cubist architecture might be.

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Gehaltsobergrenzen im Sport

Untersuchung der rechtlichen Zulässigkeit einer Einführung von Gehaltsobergrenzen im professionellen Mannschaftssport – insbesondere im Hinblick auf den europäischen Profifußball und im Vergleich zu den US-amerikanischen Profiligen

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Carsten Henneberg

Individuelle und teambezogene Gehaltsobergrenzen (salary caps) sind im US-amerikanischen Profisport seit langem etabliert. Sie bezwecken mehr Chancengleichheit im sportlichen Wettbewerb und den Erhalt der Wirtschaftlichkeit der Clubs. Im europäischen Mannschaftssport, insbesondere im Fußball, gibt es ein großes sportliches und wirtschaftliches Ungleichgewicht. Der Autor stellt verschiedene Formen von salary caps dar und überprüft die Rechtmäßigkeit einer Einführung durch Verbandsregelungen (z.B. der DFL oder UEFA), Tarifverträge, Betriebsvereinbarungen oder Gesetz. Er kommt zum Ergebnis, dass teambezogene Gehaltsobergrenzen mit deutschem und europäischem Arbeits-, Kartell- und Vereinsrecht vereinbar sind. Dies folgt aus überwiegenden Interessen von Sportverbänden und Allgemeinheit.