Foreign Policy: Thinking Outside the Box

Author: Amitai Etzioni

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317193474

Category: Political Science

Page: 166

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This collection of essays by renowned scholar Amitai Etzioni aims to provoke reconsiderations of basic assumptions of foreign policy by students, academics and practitioners. With chapters focusing on the Middle East, China and the EU, as well as articles with a more global focus, the book offers thought-provoking and insightful perspectives on international foreign policy which challenge existing academic debate in the field. It will be of great interest to students, scholars and practitioners of foreign policy and international relations.

Outside the Box

A Statistical Journey through the History of Football

Author: Duncan Alexander

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1473536774

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 352

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In football, numbers are everywhere. From touches in the opposition box to expected goals, clear-cut chances to win-loss ratios. In the modern game, these numbers help provide the narrative, the drama, and the conversation. They are scrutinised in order to justify results and to predict future outcomes. They even dictate transfer policy and drive clubs to achieve the impossible. But when did the numbers become so important and what do they mean? In Outside the Box, Duncan Alexander looks back at twenty-five years of the Premier League and beyond, uncovering the hidden truths and accepted myths that surround the game. Using the archives of OptaJoe and never-before-seen data, we discover why Liverpool have gone 27 years without winning a league title and why Lionel Messi is the best player in the game’s history. Or is he? Insightful, wry, and hugely entertaining, Outside the Box is an enlightening and accessible account of football across the decades, analysing data from the some of the greatest seasons, players, teams and managers.

Thinking Outside the Box

A Contemporary Television Genre Reader

Author: Gary R. Edgerton,Brian Geoffrey Rose

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

ISBN: 9780813171722

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 368

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Thinking Outside the Box brings together some of the best and most challenging scholarship about TV genres, exploring their genesis, their functions and development, and the interaction of disparate genres. The authors argue that genre is a process rather than a static category and that it signifies much about the people who produce and watch the shows. In addition to considering traditional genres such as sitcoms, soap operas, and talk shows, the contributors explore new hybrids, including reality programs, teen-oriented science fiction, and quality dramas, and examine how many of these shows have taken on a global reach. Identifying historical continuities and envisioning possible trends, this is the richest and most current study of how television genres form, operate, and change.

Outside the Box

The Life and Legacy of Writer Mona Gould, the Grandmother I Thought I Knew

Author: Maria Meindl

Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP

ISBN: 0773586385

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

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Years later, Maria took on the daunting task of sorting through Mona's mountain of papers to create an archive for the University of Toronto's Fisher Rare Book Library. The chaotic state of the boxes reflected Mona's flamboyant and demanding personality, yet they also drew an important picture of the life of a Canadian freelancer in the twentieth century. Mona had begun publishing poetry and features in newspapers in the 1920s and published three books of poetry in the 1940s. In the 1950s, at a time when many women were retreating from the public sphere, she had a successful radio career. Her later journals and letters recount, in agonizing detail, a downward spiral into self-doubt, poverty, and addiction. Maria soon discovered that the truth of Mona’s life was even more fascinating than her stories. Outside the Box brings to life a thinly documented era in Canadian letters through the story of one passionate and conflicted woman. It also charts the journey of an unwilling archivist, coming to terms with family secrets, forgotten history, and the stories that are never told.

Outside the Box

Corporate Media, Globalization, and the UPS Strike

Author: Deepa Kumar

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 0252075897

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 237

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When 185,000 United Parcel Service (UPS) workers across the United States walked off their jobs in the fall of 1997, working-class concerns became front-page news. Outside the Box presents a rare, in-depth study of the media representation of this major labour struggle. Deepa Kumar delineates the background and history of the strike, how it emerged within the trajectory of the rise of neoliberal globalization, and how television networks and dominant print media portrayed the event. Through a textual analysis of over 500 news reports, Kumar shows how the strikers pressured a seemingly intractable media system to represent the interests of workers and thereby elevated the class contradictions at the heart of a booming economy. While UPS had made about a billion dollars in profit during the year prior to the strike, its workers had seen paltry wage increases, a steady shift from secure full-time jobs to part-time jobs, and deteriorating working conditions. The corporate media were forced during this strike, to address working-class issues sympathetically. However, once the strike was over, the media reverted to business as usual. Drawing on her analysis of the strike, Kumar argues that media reform is more complicated than is suggested by liberal media theorists, yet she also argues against the pessimistic currents of radical scholarship that view the media as all-powerful. Instead, she puts forward the case for a dialectical understanding, developing what she calls a "dominance/resistance model" for media analysis.

Fasting Outside the Box

Fasting Guidelines for Beginners

Author: John K. Bankas

Publisher: WestBow Press

ISBN: 144975578X

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 116

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If there is ever a chance to understand fasting once and for all and incorporated it into your spiritual life, Fasting Outside the Box will exceed your expectations and revolutionize your walk with God. The differentiation of fasting “inside” or “outside” the box is very thought-provoking as it reveals the contrast between one’s motives and the condition of the heart. Fasting was commonplace with the early leaders of the Church and it is still one of the most impactful disciplines that draws us into a closer intimacy with God. Pastor Bankas maintains that fasting not only ignites the “fire” of our devotion and commitment to God but also intensifies and strengthens our prayer life. With great insight, he shows you how to... Hang out with God Purify your heart Come near to God Receive the secret pearls of fasting Know why you should fast “John Bankas leaves footprints wherever he goes. I see Fasting Outside the Box as a written expression and extension of this pastor’s love for everyone he meets. Here is a book that will definitely leave indelible footprints on your heart.” — Bruce D. Johnson, Superintendent of Redwood Christian Schools, Castro Valley, California. “Fasting Outside the Box is born out of a consistent life of prayer and fasting led by Pastor John. He is not theorizing about fasting or writing about a vicarious experience he has had with it. This book describes a firsthand experience.” — Dada A. Daodu, Special Education Teacher; Technical Assistant, Kogi State, Nigeria. “Fasting Outside the Box takes the fear and mystery out of fasting and gives a clear, step-by-step understanding of how fasting can benefit you, especially in developing an intimacy with God.” — Joy J. Zandona, final-year MAT student at Fuller Theological Seminary, California.

Outside the Box!

Creative Activities for Ecology-Minded Kids

Author: Joan Irvine

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486122344

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 96

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With these step-by-step instructions and hundreds of illustrations, kids can transform a cardboard box into fun activities — from a puppet theater to a miniature golf game. A rewarding lesson in recycling and creativity!

Thinking Outside the Box

Innovation in Policy Ideas

Author: Keith G. Banting,Richard P. Chaykowski,Steven F. Lehrer

Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP

ISBN: 1553394305

Category: Political Science

Page: 471

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Thomas Courchene is the author or editor of numerous books and has published hundreds of academic papers on a wide range of Canadian public policy issues. Thinking Outside the Box honours his outstanding contributions to Canadian public policy thinking and practice. Research papers included in the volume span several of the key areas in which Courchene has made significant contributions, including federalism, macro‐economic policy, the unique constitutional challenges that pose difficulties for policy in Canada, and economic well‐being. An introduction by Gilles Paquet reflects on Courchene’s unique contribution to Canadian public policy. Courchene also provides an introductory essay, reflecting on his policy thinking over the course of his career. Contributors include: on federalism and economic policy, Robin Boadway, Serge Coulombe, Jean‐François Tremblay, Katherine Fierlbeck, Bryne Purchase, Michael J. Prince, Donald J. Savoie, and Lisa M. Powell; on economic policy, Pierre Fortin, Peter Howitt, Alex Ripley and Stephen Clarkson; on Canada’s constitutional challenges, David Cameron and Kathy L. Brock; and on economic inequality, Miles Corak, Brian Murphy and Michael Veall, and Michael G. Abbott and Charles M. Beach.

Teaching Outside the Box

How to Grab Your Students By Their Brains

Author: LouAnne Johnson

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118003732

Category: Education

Page: 320

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The handbook for improving morale by managing, disciplining and motivating your students This second edition of the bestselling book includes practical suggestions for arranging your classroom, talking to students, avoiding the misbehavior cycle, and making your school a place where students learn and teachers teach. The book also contains enlivening Q&A from teachers, letters from students, and tips for grading. This new edition has been expanded to include coverage of the following topics: discipline, portfolio assessments, and technology in the classroom. Includes engaging questions for reflection at the end of each chapter Johnson is the author of The New York Times bestseller Dangerous Minds (originally My Posse Don't Do Homework) Contains a wealth of practical tools that support stellar classroom instruction This thoroughly revised and updated edition contains comprehensive advice for both new and experienced teachers on classroom management, discipline, motivation, and morale.