Babies for Sale Transnational Surrogacy, Human Rights and the Politics of Reproduction

Personality

2: Contemporary Sex Offender Risk Management, Volume II: Responses (Palgrave Studies in Risk, Crime and Society) by Hazel Kemshall
Dating Again with Courage and Confidence by Fran Greene
Babies for Sale?: Transnational Surrogacy, Human Rights and the Politics of Reproduction by Miranda Davies
As Time Goes By in Argentina: Economic Opportunities and Challenges of the Demographic Transition (Directions in Development) by Michele Gragnolati
The Effects of Farm and Food Policy on Obesity in the United States by Julian M. Alston, Abigail M. Okrent

2: Contemporary Sex Offender Risk Management, Volume II: Responses (Palgrave Studies in Risk, Crime and Society) by Hazel Kemshall

English | 25 Dec. 2017 | ISBN: 3319635727 | 252 Pages | PDF | 2.82 MB

This book, the second of two volumes edited by Kemshall and McCartan, focuses on responses to sexual offending, and how risk is used by policy makers, stakeholders, academics and practitioners to both construct and respond to unknown and known sex offenders within the contexts of criminal justice, health and social policy. The chapters provide an oversight of contemporary policies, practices and debates within the area to help both professionals and researchers.
The collection focuses on emerging areas (crime linkage, predictive policing, sexual offending across borders, desistence, and public health approaches), as well as more traditional topics (multi-agency working, risk assessment, sex offender policies, and treatment). The authors examine how professionals can use multi-agency approaches to prevent sexual violence, and assessing the impact of desistance on framing sex offender management. A bold and engaging volume, this edited collection will be of great importance to scholars and practitioners working reframing traditional approaches to sex offender management in a contemporary fashion.

Dating Again with Courage and Confidence by Fran Greene

English | July 1st, 2017 | ISBN: 1592337600, 9781592337606 | 179 pages | True PDF | 94.17 MB

Whether you’re unhappily single, or recovering from a recent breakup, Dating Again with Courage and Confidence gives you a five-step program to give you new dating confidence.
We all know that dating can be scary, frustrating, and at times overwhelming. It’s no wonder women need to take a break sometimes, but what do you do when you’re ready to begin dating again? Renowned relationship expert and author of the Flirting Bible, Fran Greene, gives you the advice and encouragement you need to embrace dating with enthusiasm, playfulness, and self-confidence.
Fran Greene’s five-step program will guide you from single life, recent breakup, or divorce to your happily ever after. You will be empowered with the essential tools to tackle dating head-on.
With the five-step program in Dating Again with Courage and Confidence you’ll learn to:
• DECLUTTER by removing obstacles including the distractions of old flames and failed relationships on your path to finding love.
• FIND JOY again in a fresh approach to dating that will inspire and motivate you for the adventure ahead.
• FLAUNT your best traits and learn to become a fabulous flirt with proven tips and strategies.
• MASTER the tools at your disposal, from dating sites and apps to social media, and learn the do’s and don’ts of texting.
• EMBRACE YOUR FUTURE and adjust your attitude with a 60-day dating action-plan.
With this book in hand, you’ll have the expert advice and proven strategies you need to date smarter and live a happy and fulfilling future.

Babies for Sale?: Transnational Surrogacy, Human Rights and the Politics of Reproduction by Miranda Davies

English | 2017 | ISBN: 1783607025 | 280 Pages | PDF | 9.1 MB

Transnational surrogacy parenthood is on the rise. For example, in the United States, the practice has been legalized in several states, while in India state sponsored “medical tourism” has established nearly three thousand surrogacy clinics. Globalization, new reproductive technologies, and rising infertility rates are combining to produce a quiet revolution in social ethics and the nature of parenting. Whereas much of the current scholarship has confined itself to the legal implications of this phenomenon and has largely focused on only a few countries, this groundbreaking anthology offers a much wider perspective.
Babies for Sale features contributions by activists and scholars from a range of countries and disciplines in order to offer the first genuinely international study of transnational surrogacy. Rooted in feminist perspectives, many of the essays give voice to those most affected by the global surrogacy chain, namely the surrogate mothers, donors, prospective parents, and the children themselves. Through case studies ranging from Israel to Mexico, the book outlines the forces that are driving the growth of transnational surrogacy, as well as its implications for feminism, human rights, motherhood, and masculinity.

As Time Goes By in Argentina: Economic Opportunities and Challenges of the Demographic Transition (Directions in Development) by Michele Gragnolati

English | Apr. 29, 2015 | ISBN: 146480530X | 367 Pages | PDF | 8 MB

Argentina is passing through a demographic transition that constitutes a window of economic and social opportunities and challenges. Argentina’s working-age population represents the largest proportion of its total population. The country just began a 30-year period with the most advantageous age structure of its population, which could favor greater economic growth. This situation, known as the demographic window of opportunity, will last until the 2040s. The dynamics of the fertility and mortality rates signify a gradual aging of the population, with implications for various dimensions of the economy, the social protection system, public policies, and society in general.
As Time Goes By in Argentina: Economic Opportunities and Challenges of the Demographic Transition explores the opportunities and challenges that the demographic transition poses for the Argentine economy, its most important social sectors such as the healthcare, education, and social protection systems, and the potential fiscal trade-offs. Although Argentina is moving through its demographic transition, it only recently began to enjoy the window of opportunity; this constitutes a great opportunity to achieve an accumulation of capital and future economic growth. Once the window of opportunity passes, population aging will have a significant impact on the level of expenditure, especially on spending in the social protection system. This signifies a challenge from a fiscal policy point of view, because if long-term reforms are not undertaken to mediate these effects, the demographic transition will put pressure on the reallocation of fiscal resources among social sectors. Population aging poses concerns related to sustaining the rate of economic growth with a smaller working-age population. Taking advantage of the current window of opportunities, increasing savings that will finance the accumulation of capital, and increasing future labor force productivity in this way is a challenge for the Argentine economy. As Time Goes By in Argentina will be of importance to both academia, establishing a new research field, and policymakers, given that the potential impact that a slow but constant phenomenon, such as the demographic transition, will have on the Argentine economy, suggests the importance of the current debate on future reforms to mitigate the potential negative effects of aging.

The Effects of Farm and Food Policy on Obesity in the United States by Julian M. Alston, Abigail M. Okrent

English | 2017 | ISBN: 1137486473 | 393 Pages | PDF | 19.8 MB

This book uses an economic framework to examine the consequences of U.S. farm and food policies for obesity, its social costs, and the implications for government policy. Drawing on evidence from economics, public health, nutrition, and medicine, the authors evaluate past and potential future roles of policies such as farm subsidies, public agricultural R&D, food assistance programs, taxes on particular foods (such as sodas) or nutrients (such as fat), food labeling laws, and advertising controls. The findings are mostly negative―it is generally not economic to use farm and food policies as obesity policy―but some food policies that combine incentives and information have potential to make a worthwhile impact. This book is accessible to advanced undergraduate and graduate students across the sciences and social sciences, as well as to decision-makers in the public, private, and not-for-profit sectors.
Winner of the Quality of Research Discovery Award from the Australasian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society.