Why Youth Vote Identity, Inspirational Leaders and Independence

Politics, Sociology

“Plant Ecology: Traditional Approaches to Recent Trends” ed. by Zubaida Yousaf
“Key Issues for Management of Innovative Projects” ed. by Bernardo Llamas Moya, M. Dolores Storch de Gracia and Luis F. Mazadiego
Hippies, Indians, and the Fight for Red Power by Sherry L. Smith
The Digital Turn in Higher Education: International Perspectives on Learning and Teaching in a Changing World By David Kergel
Why Youth Vote: Identity, Inspirational Leaders and Independence By Bobbi Gentry

“Plant Ecology: Traditional Approaches to Recent Trends” ed. by Zubaida Yousaf

ITexLi | 2017 | ISBN: 9535133403 953513339X 9789535133391 9789535133407 | 184 Pages | PDF | 11 MB

This book is aimed to cover the phylogenetic and functional ecology with special reference to ecological shifts. I hope this book may benefit the students, fellow professors, and resource managers studying plant sciences.
Since the topics stated in this book are not new but the issues and technologies mentioned were new to me, I expect that they will be new and equally advanced for the readers too. I encourage the readers to get out into the field to identify plants and to dig out the anthropogenic and social activities effecting plants to come along with the development of plant ecology; to rise and serve the topic of the enormous number of plants facing extinction; and to relish themselves and make some effort to contribute something to the world.

“Key Issues for Management of Innovative Projects” ed. by Bernardo Llamas Moya, M. Dolores Storch de Gracia and Luis F. Mazadiego

ITexLi | 2017 | ISBN: 953513468X 9535134671 9789535134671 9789535134688 | 174 Pages | PDF | 10 MB

This book gathers pioneering experiences based on the same concept: innovation.
According to Schumpeter’s research, there would be four types of innovations: product or service innovation (market introduction of a new type of good), process innovation (introduction of a new type of production), market innovation (introduction of a new market in a country or a new market structure), and innovation of matter (introduction of a new raw material). This book contains ten chapters organized in four main sections: (a) “Strategic Issues,” (b) “Risk Management in Innovative Projects,” “Economic Issues and Financing Innovation,” and (d) “Leadership and Teamwork.”

Hippies, Indians, and the Fight for Red Power by Sherry L. Smith

English | May 3, 2012 | ISBN: 0199855595, 0190217855 | EPUB | 280 pages | 4.9 MB

Through much of the 20th century, federal policy toward Indians sought to extinguish all remnants of native life and culture. That policy was dramatically confronted in the late 1960s when a loose coalition of hippies, civil rights advocates, Black Panthers, unions, Mexican-Americans, Quakers and other Christians, celebrities, and others joined with Red Power activists to fight for Indian rights.
In Hippies, Indians and the Fight for Red Power, Sherry Smith offers the first full account of this remarkable story. Hippies were among the first non-Indians of the post-World War II generation to seek contact with Native Americans. The counterculture saw Indians as genuine holdouts against conformity, inherently spiritual, ecological, tribal, communal-the original “long hairs.” Searching for authenticity while trying to achieve social and political justice for minorities, progressives of various stripes and colors were soon drawn to the Indian cause. Black Panthers took part in Pacific Northwest fish-ins. Corky Gonzales’ Mexican American Crusade for Justice provided supplies and support for the Wounded Knee occupation. Actor Marlon Brando and comedian Dick Gregory spoke about the problems Native Americans faced. For their part, Indians understood they could not achieve political change without help. Non-Indians had to be educated and enlisted. Smith shows how Indians found, among this hodge-podge of dissatisfied Americans, willing recruits to their campaign for recognition of treaty rights; realization of tribal power, sovereignty, and self-determination; and protection of reservations as cultural homelands. The coalition was ephemeral but significant, leading to political reforms that strengthened Indian sovereignty.
Thoroughly researched and vividly written, this book not only illuminates this transformative historical moment but contributes greatly to our understanding of social movements.

The Digital Turn in Higher Education: International Perspectives on Learning and Teaching in a Changing World By David Kergel

English | PDF | 2017 (2018 Edition) | 235 Pages | ISBN : 3658199245 | 7.39 MB

The book deals with the digital turn in higher education: One aim of this book is to address the challenge by providing a multi-disciplinary, international perspective on higher education during the digital turn. It presents epistemological, ethical and theoretical approaches, and best practice examples, from universities in different countries using different learning strategies. The book can be understood as an international and interdisciplinary collection providing heuristic strategies for handling the digitalization of higher education in theory and in practice.

Why Youth Vote: Identity, Inspirational Leaders and Independence By Bobbi Gentry

English | PDF,EPUB | 2017 (2018 Edition) | 165 Pages | ISBN : 3319696076 | 1.65MB

This book examines the reasons why young people vote. Viewing political behavior through a psychological lens, this book uses psychological developmental models to test the theory of political identity development and explain how and why young people vote. Rather than studying why young people do not vote, as the majority of the literature does, the book discusses the mechanisms and purpose behind youth voting.
Themes of the text include identifying how political identities develop in young people, how leaders can contribute to identity development, and how we can explain differences between young Independents who will vote and those who will not. The first chapter engages the reader with the background for each theoretical element of the book and develops the argument for the book as a whole. Three major substantive chapters discuss and test the theories of political identity development, political leadership as identity role models, and how we misunderstand political independence by not taking into account why young people might choose to identify as an Independent. The final chapter discusses implications for upcoming elections and how this research might better inform people and institutions interested in increasing youth turnout to reformulate their approach. An overarching discussion of identity and the political components of identity development, this book will be of interest to political scientists studying public opinion and voting behavior, campaigns and elections, and political psychology, as well as practitioners such as civic engagement and youth voting groups who wish to engage young people in the political process.