Closing The Books

Author: Jon Elster
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521548543
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An analysis of transitional justice - retribution and reparation after a change of political regime - from Athens in the fifth century BC to the present. Part I, 'The Universe of Transitional Justice', describes more than thirty transitions, some of them in considerable detail, others more succinctly. Part II, 'The Analytics of Transitional Justice', proposes a framework for explaining the variations among the cases - why after some transitions wrongdoers from the previous regime are punished severely and in other cases mildly or not at all, and victims sometimes compensated generously and sometimes poorly or not at all. After surveying a broad range of justifications and excuses for wrongdoings and criteria for selecting and indemnifying victims, the 2004 book concludes with a discussion of three general explanatory factors: economic and political constraints, the retributive emotions, and the play of party politics.

Closing The Book

Author: Joelle Renstrom
Publisher:
ISBN: 1938349245
Size: 13.81 MB
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Literary Nonfiction. Essays. Memoir. CLOSING THE BOOK: TRAVELS IN LIFE, LOSS, AND LITERATURE explores the intersection of literature and life in personal essays about traveling, teaching, reading, writing, living, and dying. Each essay's narrative arc is formed and informed by the act of reading literature that makes a reader feel like the book she's reading was somehow written specifically for her to read in that exact moment. Renstrom relies on science fiction as a catalyst for grief, as well as a means of pushing past grim realities to begin envisioning life reconstructed and to embrace the idea that "there's nothing wrong with rebuilding forever."

Triumph Of Justice

Author: Daniel Petrocelli
Publisher: Graymalkin Media
ISBN: 9781631680779
Size: 19.88 MB
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After the white Bronco, after the bloody glove, after the media frenzy and the verdict that set O.J. Simpson free, Daniel Petrocelli came to pick up the pieces. Outraged by the disastrous miscarriage of justice, the family of murder victim Ronald Goldman sought justice in civil court—their last chance to go after Simpson. To represent them, they hired Petrocelli, a respected attorney who had never before tried a criminal case. In order to win the case, Petrocelli would have to prove that O.J. Simpson was a killer. The physical evidence connecting Simpson to the murders was rock solid, but in the criminal trial, evidence was not enough. To bring the families justice, Petrocelli would have to do something that the District Attorney had not been able to do: confront O.J. Simpson face-to-face. Called “the best book on the subject” by the San Francisco Chronicle, Triumph of Justice is the definitive account of the Simpson murders and their aftermath. In the long, twisted history of the trial of the century, Daniel Petrocelli has the final word.

Fast Close

Author: Steven M. Bragg
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470480769
Size: 13.11 MB
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Praise for Fast Close: A Guide to Closing the Books Quickly "Steve captures the essence of the problems affecting the financial close process within corporations of all sizes; from the period close of subledgers and general ledger through financial reporting, and the relationship and interdependencies of governance, people and technology. A must-read for the corporate controller." —David Taylor, ACMA, MBA, VP Strategy, Trintech Inc. "Fast Close: A Guide to Closing the Books Quickly, Second Edition is a must-read for today's busy controllers. Steven Bragg points out everything that can be done outside the close that you just never realized didn't actually have to be part of the month-end close process! Very commonsensical approach!" —Kathleen Schneibel, mba, cpa, Controller/CFO for Hire, KMAS Consulting LLC "A well-executed 'fast close' can bring many valuable benefits to any company, from improving organizational performance to transforming accounting executives from financial historians to trusted advisors. In Fast Close, Second Edition, Steve systematically breaks down the steps required to achieve a fast close in both public and private companies, providing financial executives with tips, checklists, and a cost-effective road map to implement fast close procedures in virtually any company." —Matthew Posta, Esq., CPA, Vice President of Finance, Key Air, LLC FROM THE FIRST EDITION "This is an outstanding book in which Steve reveals his secrets to a fast close. Having personally experienced his (one-day) fast close for years and enjoyed the beneficial impact on my company, I highly recommend this book for all financial officers who desire to have a large, favorable impact on their company." —Richard V. Souders, President and CEO, Kaba Workforce Solutions

Closing The Books

Author: Edward Carstensen
Publisher: African Books Collective
ISBN: 9789988647650
Size: 20.60 MB
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Sitting on the terrace of the royal plantation Frederiksgave, his favourite retreat, Governor Edward Carstensen came to see the inevitable: Denmark had to give up her possessions in Africa. As fate would have it, he came to be the instrument by which two centuries of Danish involvement on the Gold Coast was terminated, thereby making way for the emergence of the colonial system that developed there. After the abolition of the slave trade, Denmark had struggled to find ways and means to legitimate her continued stay at the Coast. At an early stage the Danes initiated a number of attempts to establish experimental plantations to cultivate export crops such as cotton, coffee and sugar. But a transition from slave trade to legitimate products required stability and peace, and a need for control, which the rather limited Danish presence was not able to maintain. Closing the Books comprises a compilation of the official reports that the last Danish Governor sent home during his term of office at the Gold Coast. The reports reflect his personal views regarding the economic and political situations there, as well as his ideas on the civilization of Africa.

Access For All

Author: Susan B. Neuman
Publisher: Intrados Group
ISBN: UVA:X004470929
Size: 13.34 MB
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Because children begin to learn literacy skills before formal reading and writing instruction takes place, exposure to books at an early age leads to improved literacy skills throughout life. Further, because so many children are in child-care facilities for 40 hours a week or more, it is essential for child-care centers to provide young children sufficient access to quality books. This is especially important in areas of low income, where children may not have access to books and literacy experiences at home. Access for All: Closing the Book Gap for Children in Early Education details a study of child-care centers across the United States that uncovered some troubling results. Authors Susan B. Neuman, Donna C. Celano, Albert N. Greco, and Pamela Shue discovered that there is a serious lack of quality books in many child-care centers, and that many states do not have clear guidelines for using books to create literacy exposure in child-care settings and prekindergarten classrooms. The news is not all bad, however. There are states that have set up clear and consistent guidelines and rules regarding early literacy instruction, and there are numerous professional organizations that also are working to close the book gap. The chapters in this book highlight trends in children's publishing and the children's book market, detail the authors' study and its results, describe a state that has made excellent progress in early education standards, and give possible solutions for closing the book gap for young children. A must-have for policy makers, directors of child-care centers, and all educators with an interest in early literacy, Access for All offers a concise look at a serious problem-and offers realistic solutions to overcome it. Susan B. Neuman is Assistant Secretary for Elementary and Secondary Education, U.S. Department of Education, Washington, D.C., USADonna C. Celano is an instructor in the Temple University Department of Communications, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. Albert N. Greco is an associate professor in the Fordham University Graduate School of Business Administration, New York, New York, USA. Pamela Shue is a graduate assistant in the Temple University Department of Education, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.