Includes 8 practice tests (5 online and 3 in the book); accompanying DVD includes instruction and tips.
Genre: Study Aids, Editor: Simon and Schuster, Pages: 857 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 9781506203171


This is an annually updated presentation of Canada past and present. The contents in this volume are organized into sections dealing with Canada’s culture; Geography; people; history (from New France to the constitutional debates in the late 20th century); political system (including the constitution, monarchy, parliament, legal and court system, federalism and the provinces, provincial governments, parties and elections); defense; economy; the future; and a comprehensive bibliography. The combination of factual accuracy and up-to-date detail along with its informed projections make this an outstanding resource for researchers, practitioners in international development, media professionals, government officials, potential investors and students. Now in its 32nd edition, the content is thorough yet perfect for a one-semester introductory course or general library reference. Available in both print and e-book formats and priced low to fit student and library budgets.
Genre: History, Editor: Rowman & Littlefield, Pages: 215 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 9781475829112


Using empirical data, this book uniquely presents the dynamics of innovation within public sector organisations and identifies the most crucial factors that promote innovation or the determinants that enhance innovation activities. It presents a macro and micro analysis of workplace innovation in the Australian public sector written by a combination of practitioners and academics to provide both theoretical and practical insights. The book reviews the relationship between culture and workplace innovation as a multi-dimensional, subjective and context specific phenomenon operating dynamically as organisational innovation, organisational climate for innovation, team and individual innovation. It identifies a variance in the perception of workplace innovation and organisational culture between public sector employees with different demographic and employment characteristics. The demographic and employment characteristics confirm that employees in a Public Sector Department of State exhibit significant differences between various groups in how culture impacts on workplace innovation. This knowledge assists practitioners in developing positive cultural environments that support the development of workplace innovation and raise awareness in considering the differences within organisations caused by an individual’s characteristics. Lastly, the book reviews public organisations around the world and provides a cross cultural comparison of public sector innovation and leadership. This includes a review of the major forms of public sector systems in operation and how this relates to innovation and leadership. Innovation and Leadership in the Public Sector is written for academics and students interested in the public sector innovation field. It’s suitable for both graduate and undergraduate students and researchers in the fields of public administration, management policy, organisational behaviour, human resources management (HRM) and human resources development (HRD) courses. Additionally, this book is suitable for middle-to-senior-level administrators or managers who wish to develop more innovative public sector organisations.
Genre: Business & Economics, Editor: Taylor & Francis, Pages: 194 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 9781000713725


Always study with the most up-to-date prep! Look for ACT Prep Plus 2018, ISBN 9781506214351, on sale June 6, 2017.
Genre: Study Aids, Editor: Kaplan Publishing, Pages: 864 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 1506203175


More than half of the world's population lives in cities; by 2050, it will be more than three quarters. Projections suggest that megacities of 50 million or even 100 million inhabitants will emerge by the end of the century, mostly in the Global South. This shift marks a major and unprecedented transformation of the organization of society, both spatially and geopolitically. Our constitutional institutions and imagination, however, have failed to keep pace with this new reality. Cities have remained virtually absent from constitutional law and constitutional thought, not to mention from comparative constitutional studies more generally. As the world is urbanizing at an extraordinary rate, this book argues, new thinking about constitutionalism and urbanization is desperately needed. In six chapters, the book considers the reasons for the "constitutional blind spot" concerning the metropolis, probes the constitutional relationship between states and (mega)cities worldwide, examines patterns of constitutional change and stalemate in city status, and aims to carve a new place for the city in constitutional thought, constitutional law and constitutional practice.
Genre: Law, Editor: Oxford University Press, Pages: 224 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 9780190922795


Innovation is a source of building long-term sustainability. If implemented successfully it can lead to superior organizational performance. To be competitive, companies and their leaders continuously strive to engage in new market spaces by developing and engaging in an innovative culture so as to differentiate themselves from their rivals. With contributions from scholars and practitioners, this Handbook provides evidence-based case studies to identify workplace innovation practices in developed and developing countries. Chapters are based on an organizational innovation framework and focuses on two major areas: the determinants of innovation and the process and outcome elements. It covers in-depth, cutting edge specialised topics such as frugal innovation, innovation associated with leadership as well as numerous organisational contexts such as for-profit and not for profit sectors and small, medium and large organisations. Essential reading for any student or scholar of innovation studies, this handbook provides novel coverage of innovation practices linked to organizational variables such as culture, ethics, leadership and performance.
Genre: Business & Economics, Editor: Springer Nature, Pages: 664 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 9783030599164


Kaplan Test Prep is the Official Partner for Live, Online Prep for the ACT. For more information visit kaptest.com/onlinepreplive Kaplan’s comprehensive ACT program provides proven test-taking strategies, realistic practice tests, in-depth guided practice, video tutorials, and access to an online center so that you can score higher on the ACT. College becomes more competitive and costly each year, making a high score on the ACT essential. A high ACT score sets you apart from the competition and opens up scholarship opportunities. Kaplan understands how important it is for you to do well on the ACT and make your college dreams a reality. In fact, we help more than 95% of our students get into their top-choice school every year, and we want to help you! ACT Premier 2016-2017 is an unique resource that covers every concept on the test, and provides you with the additional practice you need both in the book and online. This comprehensive study guide includes: * Realistic Practice: eight full-length practice tests with detailed answer explanations: 3 in the book, 5 online * Online Center: online practice tests, quizzes, and videos to help guide your study. * SmartPoints: a Kaplan-exclusive strategy that identifies the most popular topics and question types on the exam, allowing you to focus your time appropriately and earn the most points on Test Day. * Scoring and Analysis for 1 Official ACT Test. * Perfect Score Tips: advice and strategies from students who got a perfect score and top ACT instructors. * Video Tutorials: Kaplan's best tutors review the most important concepts in short video tutorials. When you study with ACT Premier 2016-2017, you will score higher on Test Day.
Genre: Study Aids, Editor: Simon and Schuster, Pages: 852 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 9781506210179


Addresses the vexed question of how and why reform of end-of-life law occurs, drawing on ten international case studies.
Genre: Law, Editor: Cambridge University Press, Pages: 313 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 9781108489775


With the adoption of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (1989), commentators began to situate the evolution of the status of children within the context of the “property to persons” trajectory that other human rights stories had followed. In the first edition of A Question of Commitment, editors R. Brian Howe and Katherine Covell provided a template of analysis for understanding this evolution. They identified three overlapping stages of development as children transitioned from being regarded as objects to subjects in their own right: social laissez-faire, paternalistic protection, and children’s rights. In the social laissez-faire stage, children are regarded as objects, and largely as the property of parents. In the paternalistic protection stage, children are seen as vulnerable and in need of protection. The children’s rights stage lays emphasis on children as rights-bearers, as individuals in their own right with entitlements. In this second edition, new essays assess the extent to which children’s rights have been incorporated into their respective areas of policy and law. The authors draw conclusions about what the situation reveals about the status of children in Canada. Overall, many challenges remain on the pathway to full recognition and citizenship.
Genre: Political Science, Editor: Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press, Pages: in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 9781771124065


The World Factbook provides information on the history, people, government, economy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 267 world entities. The World Factbook Reference tab includes: maps of the major world regions, as well as Flags of the World, a Physical Map of the World, a Political Map of the World, a World Oceans map, and a Standard Time Zones of the World map. This annual edition also covers information about country profiles and country comparisons. It would make an excellent and useful resource for world geography research papers and international relations classes that may study the people, history, and communication patterns of other countries.
Genre: Geography, Editor: Government Printing Office, Pages: 964 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 0160933277