Marginality: Addressing the Nexus of Poverty, Exclusion and Ecology by Joachim Von Braun

Politics, Sociology

Marginality: Addressing the Nexus of Poverty, Exclusion and Ecology by Joachim Von Braun
Defying Expectations: The Case of UFCW Local 401 (Opel) by Jason Foster
Alex Roney, “The EC/EU Fact Book: The Complete Question and Answer Guide”
Florence R. Parker, “FDA Administrative Enforcement Manual”
The Grant Writing and Crowdfunding Guide for Young Investigators in Science

Marginality: Addressing the Nexus of Poverty, Exclusion and Ecology by Joachim Von Braun

English | 29 Aug. 2013 | ISBN: 940077060X | 388 Pages | PDF | 4 MB

This book takes a new approach on understanding causes of extreme poverty and promising actions to address it. Its focus is on marginality being a root cause of poverty and deprivation. “Marginality” is the position of people on the edge, preventing their access to resources, freedom of choices, and the development of capabilities.

Defying Expectations: The Case of UFCW Local 401 (Opel) by Jason Foster

English | Jan. 11, 2018 | ISBN: 1771991992 | 204 Pages | PDF | 1 MB

In October 2005, Jason Foster, then a staff member of the Alberta Federation of Labour, was walking a picket line outside Lakeside Packers in Brooks, Alberta with the members of local 401. It was a first contract strike. And although the employees of the meat-packing plant―many of whom were immigrants and refugees―had chosen an unlikely partner in the United Food and Commercial Workers local, the newly formed alliance allowed the workers to stand their ground for a three-week strike that ended in the defeat of the notoriously anti-union company, Tyson Foods. It was but one example of a wide range of industries and occupations that local 401 organized over the last twenty years.
In this study of UFCW 401, Foster investigates a union that has had remarkable success organizing a group of workers that North American unions often struggle to reach: immigrants, women, and youth. By examining not only the actions and behaviour of the local’s leadership and its members but also the narrative that accompanied the renewal of the union, Foster shows that both were essential components to legitimizing the leadership’s exercise of power and its unconventional organizing forces.

Alex Roney, “The EC/EU Fact Book: The Complete Question and Answer Guide”

English | 2000 | ISBN: 074943192X | PDF | pages: 363 | 23.9 mb

This invaluable guide provides a succinct, up-to-the-minute view of European and international affairs. It presents a vast range of information in a highly accessible, jargon-free question-and-answer format, giving all the salient facts on.

Florence R. Parker, “FDA Administrative Enforcement Manual”

English | 2005 | ISBN: 084933067X | PDF | pages: 459 | 6.9 mb

When a problem arises with a product regulated by FDA, the Agency can take a number of actions to protect the public health. Initially, the agency works with the manufacturer to correct the problem voluntarily. If that fails, administrative enforcement and legal remedies include asking the manufacturer to recall a product and having federal marshals seize products if a voluntary recall is not done. Drugs can be seized and medical devices can be detained and imports can be stopped at the port of entry until problems are corrected. If warranted, FDA can ask the courts to issue injunctions or prosecute those that deliberately violate the law. When warranted, criminal penalties-including prison sentences-are sought.
Ensuring that your company is in compliance at all times in all departments is a never-ending task. Failure to get it right, even once, can mean excessive fines, penalties, or possible debarment. The FDA Administrative Enforcement Manual explores the control of drug research in pharmaceutical, vaccine, biologic, biotechnology, medical device, and cosmeceutical industries. Introducing basic industry techniques, the author explores every day industry problems and presents suggested methods for applying the theory to resolve them.
The book covers the ten critical Administrative Enforcement areas, including recalls, application integrity, injunctions, seizures, and more. It supplements these topics with regulations, lawsuit case studies, enforcement information, and reference materials. Offering insight into the impact of FDA enforcement on the national and international pharmaceutical industry, practitioners and industry suppliers, the book provides an understanding of drug development and manufacturing regulations in the United States and shows you what it takes to keep your company in compliance. The only complete, single source available, the FDA Administrative Enforcement Manual draws on the author’s experience in the trenches of the pharmaceutical industry with administrative enforcement activities.

The Grant Writing and Crowdfunding Guide for Young Investigators in Science

World Scientific | English | 2017 | ISBN-10: 9813223235 | 240 pages | PDF | 4.85 mb

by Jean-luc Lebrun (Author), Justin Lebrun (Author)
The Grant Writing and Crowdfunding Guide prepares you, the young investigator, to step up to the challenge of funding your own research. And what a challenge. Writing a successful grant demands much more than a first-class inquisitive scientific mind. As you will soon discover, raw talent may keep you from drowning in the new world of grants, but staying afloat and learning how to swim are two very different things. This book presents the best strategies you should adopt prior to taking the grant plunge. It will help you draft a reasonable budget plan, assemble a winning grant team, write a stellar pre-proposal, and reassure the funding agencies that the financial risk they take by investing in you will produce great returns. The book also helps you write a grant title, abstract, and a specific aims section that highlight the significance, impact, and innovativeness of your project. It presents specific tools to catch problems early and avoid rejection. It even covers a source of funding you likely have never considered: the public. Crowdfunding not only helps you collect preliminary data within weeks, but also lets you share your passion with people who want to see you succeed.
New investigators are usually lost when attempting to write their first grant application. They need a compass to run through the grant maze. This book is that compass. It supplements the work of your mentor, and reviews the practices of your grantor and grant reviewers. Examples are taken from two of the largest grantors in the world, NIH and NSF, and their practices are applicable to other science funding agencies worldwide.
Better to be young and funded than old and unfunded.