Beer 101 North Craft Breweries and Brewpubs of the Washington and Oregon Coasts

Politics, Sociology

Beer 101 North: Craft Breweries and Brewpubs of the Washington and Oregon Coasts by Jon C. Stott
Flagging Standards: Globalization and Environmental, Safety, and Labor Regulations at Sea by Elizabeth R. DeSombre
The Red Atlas: How the Soviet Union Secretly Mapped the World by John Davies, Alexander J. Kent
Political Theory and the Modern State: Essays on State, Power, and Democracy by David Held
Arts Evaluation and Assessment: Measuring Impact in Schools and Communities By Rekha S. Rajan, Ivonne Chand O’Neal

Beer 101 North: Craft Breweries and Brewpubs of the Washington and Oregon Coasts by Jon C. Stott

English | August 10th, 2017 | ASIN: B074R79986, ISBN: 1476665672 | 225 Pages | EPUB | 10.72 MB

Oregon and Washington have been leaders in the craft beer boom that began in the 1980s. The number of craft breweries and brewpubs in the U.S. has increased dramatically in recent years–almost 4700 were doing business as of mid-2016. Much of this growth has taken place in the metropolitan areas of Portland and Seattle and in sizable cities like Eugene, Salem, Spokane and Tacoma.
Yet many breweries have opened in villages and small towns. The author visits more than three dozen in this exploration of the vibrant craft brew scene along the coast of the Pacific Northwest. Profiles of brewers and owners and descriptions of breweries and their settings are provided, along with tasting notes on more than 200 beers.

Flagging Standards: Globalization and Environmental, Safety, and Labor Regulations at Sea by Elizabeth R. DeSombre

English | September 29th, 2006 | ISBN: 0262042347, 0262541904 | 321 Pages | PDF | 2.84 MB

Shipping is among the most globalized of industries. Shipowners can choose where to register their vessels, based on cost, convenience, and the international and domestic regulations that would govern their operation. This system of open registration, also known as flags of convenience (FOC), can encourage a competition in regulatory laxity among states that want to attract shipping revenues–a race to the regulatory bottom.
In Flagging Standards, Elizabeth DeSombre examines the effect of globalization on environmental, safety, and labor standards in the shipping industry. She finds that the economic advantages of lowered standards can be offset by the collective action of international organizations, states, and nongovernmental actors to exclude low-standard ships from the advantages of globalization. Open registries are pressured to raise their standards while traditional maritime states lower theirs somewhat when they create international or second registries.
The result is a competition not for the regulatory bottom but for the middle ground.DeSombre examines the decisions made by states and shipowners that lead to this race to the middle and explores the effectiveness of strategies used by both state and nonstate actors aimed at raising regulatory standards, including port control, labor actions against FOC ships that fail to meet international labor standards, and trade restrictions against shipped goods that were not obtained within the requirements of international agreements. Globalization, DeSombre finds, may lead to a downward trend in regulatory standards but has also created many opportunities to raise these standards and does not necessarily signal a reduction of state control.

The Red Atlas: How the Soviet Union Secretly Mapped the World by John Davies, Alexander J. Kent

English | October 17, 2017 | ISBN: 022638957X | EPUB | 272 pages | 87.9 MB

Nearly thirty years after the end of the Cold War, its legacy and the accompanying Russian-American tension continues to loom large. Russia’s access to detailed information on the United States and its allies may not seem so shocking in this day of data clouds and leaks, but long before we had satellite imagery of any neighborhood at a finger’s reach, the amount the Soviet government knew about your family’s city, street, and even your home would astonish you. Revealing how this was possible, The Red Atlas is the never-before-told story of the most comprehensive mapping endeavor in history and the surprising maps that resulted.
From 1950 to 1990, the Soviet Army conducted a global topographic mapping program, creating large-scale maps for much of the world that included a diversity of detail that would have supported a full range of military planning. For big cities like New York, DC, and London to towns like Pontiac, MI and Galveston, TX, the Soviets gathered enough information to create street-level maps. What they chose to include on these maps can seem obvious like locations of factories and ports, or more surprising, such as building heights, road widths, and bridge capacities. Some of the detail suggests early satellite technology, while other specifics, like detailed depictions of depths and channels around rivers and harbors, could only have been gained by actual Soviet feet on the ground. The Red Atlas includes over 350 extracts from these incredible Cold War maps, exploring their provenance and cartographic techniques as well as what they can tell us about their makers and the Soviet initiatives that were going on all around us.
A fantastic historical document of an era that sometimes seems less distant, The Red Atlas offers an uncanny view of the world through the eyes of Soviet strategists and spies.

Political Theory and the Modern State: Essays on State, Power, and Democracy by David Held

English | December 1, 1989 | ISBN: 0745606199, 0804717494, 8131606848 | EPUB | 273 pages | 1.2 MB

This volume offers an incisive overview of central issues and controversies in political thought and analysis. It includes major discussions of the idea of the modern state, contemporary theories of the state, problems of power and legitimation, new forms of democratic ideal, citizenship and social movements, the direction of public policy and the fate of sovereignty in the modern global system. While analysing these topics, the author critically assesses the thought of many of those who have contributed decisively to political discussion. Among those whose works are discussed are classic figures such as Hobbes, Locke, Mill and Marx, as well as contemporary writers such as Habermas, Offe and Giddens.
Political Theory and the Modern State is an ideal resource for students seeking an introduction to modern politics and political sociology. It is also an original statement about the many competing perspectives in political thought today.

Arts Evaluation and Assessment: Measuring Impact in Schools and Communities By Rekha S. Rajan, Ivonne Chand O’Neal

English | EPUB | 2017 (2018 Edition) | 371 Pages | ISBN : 3319641158 | 2.14 MB

​This book addresses the challenges faced by arts organizations, schools, and community-based settings when designing program evaluations and measuring artistic engagement and experience. With contributions from leaders in the field, this volume is an exemplary collection of complete program evaluations that assess music, theater, dance, multimedia, and the visual arts in a variety of contexts.