Book Launch Announcement: Innovative Solutions for Creating Sustainable Cities

On September 21st one of our authors, Sylvie Albert, will be launching her book Innovative Solutions for Creating Sustainable Cities at McNally Robinson Booksellers.

How do we prepare for and manage the challenges and the transformations that are increasingly confronting cities? Solutions are necessary for the impacts expected from the global population movement toward urban centres; the evolution of technologies and its influence on the economy; the evolving socio-cultural fabric of our cities and what it means for citizen engagement and happiness; and for the increasing need to protect and better manage the environment. The series of essays presented here will help governments, organizations, and concerned citizens think differently about ways we can improve the places we call home. It will stimulate local stakeholders to move away from silo-thinking and work collaboratively toward innovative solutions to make cities more liveable and sustainable. The volume brings together international experts on development, innovation, education, health, digitalization, and planning to provide stimulating new ideas and successful examples of tools and systems being used worldwide to improve the future of cities.

A consultant, researcher and author in the smart/intelligent/networked community movement for over 25 years, Dr Sylvie Albert is a Professor of Strategy and outgoing Dean of Business and Economics at the University of Winnipeg, Canada. In a previous role, her management consulting firm assisted communities in the establishment of broadband networks and digital projects. Dr Albert was the Chief Jurist of the Intelligent Community Forum in New York and a Special Advisor to the Canadian Government Smart Cities Challenge, where she devised evaluation mechanisms for awards and demonstration projects. She is also part of the Scientific Committee of the Global Forum on Digitalization, and a member of the Information and Communications Technology Council of Canada special task-force on smart cities.

For more information about the book launch click here.

To read a thirty-page extract of the book please click here.

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Press Release: Ethical Infrastructure: The Road to Moral Management

Ethical Infrastructure: The Road to Moral Management 

By Jana Nadoh Bergoč, Dana Mesner Andolšek 

Cambridge Scholars Publishing 

Release Date: 19th June 2019

This book deals with the field of organization management and is based on the scientific discoveries of business ethics, which introduce concepts in organization research that traditionally did not merit a place in managerial theories. These include the issues of organization ethics, ethics management, and the development and implementation of ethical infrastructures within organizations. The book analyses the impact that all of the above have on the moral behaviour of managers and other members of organizations. It shows the presence and development of ethical infrastructures in organizations, the relationship between individual elements of the existing ethical infrastructures, and their effect on the moral behaviour of managers in companies.

The subject of ethical infrastructures is a unique and under-researched area. This book will serve to diminish this gap by providing a clear overview of a variety of subjects that influence the way ethics is institutionalized in organizations and by stimulating not just knowledge, but also an understanding of the concept of ethical infrastructure and the place it has within each individual organization.

ABOUT THE AUTHORS

Jana Nadoh Bergoč is an entrepreneur and holds a PhD in Human Resource Management. Since 2009, she has worked as a consultant for several business consultancies, and is currently employed as a project manager at the Regional Development Agency Green Karst, Ltd., dealing with local, regional, national and international projects, mostly in the area of human resources and entrepreneurship. Since 2014, she has also been a directress of her own company, PRO PER. She has published several scientific and professional articles on the subjects of human resource management, business ethics and organizational communication.

Dana Mesner Andolšek was awarded a PhD from the Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of Ljubljana, Slovenia, in 1992. In 2016, she was awarded the status of Full Professor in Organizational Sociology at the same institution. She has published 12 books, and has written over 40 scientific and professional articles. Her latest book, co-authored with Robert Šumi, The Integrity of the Servant Leader, was published in 2017.

For ordering: orders@cambridgescholars.com

For further information on the book contact Cambridge Scholars at:

james.brittain@cambridgescholars.com

Press Release: Basel Accords, Bank Capital and Portfolio Risk Behavior

Basel Accords, Bank Capital and Portfolio Risk Behavior 

By Samina Riaz, Venus Khim-Sen Liew, and Rossazana Ab. Rahim 

Cambridge Scholars Publishing 

Release Date: 28th August 2019

With the endorsement of the Basel III contracts on the supervision of the banking industry, management of capital buffers throughout the business cycle have attained crucial importance for the reinforcement of financial stability in the banking system. This book departs from previous studies through its focus on developing countries and their assessment of the behavior of capital and risk.

ABOUT THE AUTHORS

Dr Samina Riaz is Associate Professor of Finance, and holds an MBA in Finance, MPhil in Banking and Finance, and PhD in Finance from Malaysia. Her research interests are banking, risk management, Fintech, crypto-currency, and green finance. She has published articles in a number of national and international journals.

Dr Venus Khim-Sen Liew focuses on international economics, financial economics, technical analysis, nonlinear study, and forecasting. He is the author of Monetary Model of Exchange Rate: Nonlinearity Matters.

Dr Rossazana Ab. Rahim obtained her MSc in Economics from Surrey University, UK, in 1998 and her PhD in Industrial Economics from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia in 2011. She is currently Associate Professor and Deputy Dean of Research in the Faculty of Economics and Business.

For ordering: orders@cambridgescholars.com

For further information on the book contact Cambridge Scholars at:

james.brittain@cambridgescholars.com

Nicolas Laos Interviewed for the HEROparanormal Podcast

One of our authors, Nicolas Laos, has been interviewed by Las Vegas-based podcaster and investigative journalist Ryan Burns, director of the HEROparanormal podcast in Nevada.

Dr Nicolas Laos is a philosopher, religious visionary, mathematician, noopolitics expert and consultant. He is also a Freemason (regularly installed Grand Hierophant–97ο of the Ancient and Primitive Rite of Memphis–Misraim), and the Founder and World Grand Master of the Scholarly and Political Order of the Ur-Illuminati (SPOUI).

In the interview he was talking about his book The Meaning of Being Illuminati. This book articulates a new research program, called “Ur-Illuminism,” which consists in an integrated and systematic study of humanity’s quest for “illumination,” namely, for the highest and noblest possible mode of being. Thus, it takes on the challenge of revising widely accepted ways of understanding and interpreting the ontological underpinnings of civilization and the ontological potential of humanity. It allows the reader to delve into a creative “rediscovery” of Platonism, medieval Christian mystics’ and scholars’ writings, and various “illuminist” systems, from the Orphic mystical cult to the European Enlightenment and thence to the eighteenth-century Illuminati fraternities and beyond. Moreover, the book studies major issues in the history of philosophy, politology, and esoteric systems (such as Hermeticism, the Kabbalah, alchemy, the Rosicrucian movement, Freemasonry, and the Bavarian Illuminati). It maintains that a postmodern “rediscovery” of premodern metaphysics, specifically, a postmodern esoteric theocracy (as distinct from old sacerdotalism and religious formalism), is the best bulwark against oppression and the ontological degradation of humanity, as well as the best path to the attainment of that wisdom and spiritual self-knowledge which constitute the existential integration and completion of the human being. In this context, it proposes a peculiar and intellectually fecund synthesis between Tory Anarchism, Libertarianism, Platonism, and Byzantine Hesychasm, as they are elucidated here.

To watch the interview click here.

To read a thirty-page extract of the book click here.

Nicolas Laos Interviewed by Miguel Conner for Aeon Byte

On the 26th August, one of our authors, Nicolas Laos, was interviewed for a podcast called The Quest for Inner Illumination by Miguel Conner for Aeon Byte Gnostic Radio. Nicolas was talking about his book The Meaning of Being Illuminati.

Dr Nicolas Laos is a philosopher, religious visionary, mathematician, noopolitics expert and consultant. He is also a Freemason (regularly installed Grand Hierophant–97ο of the Ancient and Primitive Rite of Memphis–Misraim), and the Founder and World Grand Master of the Scholarly and Political Order of the Ur-Illuminati (SPOUI).

This book articulates a new research program, called “Ur-Illuminism,” which consists in an integrated and systematic study of humanity’s quest for “illumination,” namely, for the highest and noblest possible mode of being. Thus, it takes on the challenge of revising widely accepted ways of understanding and interpreting the ontological underpinnings of civilization and the ontological potential of humanity. It allows the reader to delve into a creative “rediscovery” of Platonism, medieval Christian mystics’ and scholars’ writings, and various “illuminist” systems, from the Orphic mystical cult to the European Enlightenment and thence to the eighteenth-century Illuminati fraternities and beyond. Moreover, the book studies major issues in the history of philosophy, politology, and esoteric systems (such as Hermeticism, the Kabbalah, alchemy, the Rosicrucian movement, Freemasonry, and the Bavarian Illuminati). It maintains that a postmodern “rediscovery” of premodern metaphysics, specifically, a postmodern esoteric theocracy (as distinct from old sacerdotalism and religious formalism), is the best bulwark against oppression and the ontological degradation of humanity, as well as the best path to the attainment of that wisdom and spiritual self-knowledge which constitute the existential integration and completion of the human being. In this context, it proposes a peculiar and intellectually fecund synthesis between Tory Anarchism, Libertarianism, Platonism, and Byzantine Hesychasm, as they are elucidated here.

To listen to the podcast click here.

To read a thirty-page extract of the book click here.

Literary Event in New York with Boštjan Videmšek

On the 16th September, Boštjan Videmšek will be speaking on the topic of literary reportage at McNally Jackson Books in New York.

He will be talking about his book Dispatches from the Frontlines of Humanity: A Book of Reportage alongside Leonora Flis who will also explain the principles and specifics of literarized reportage as it developed over time and gained importance in the US and elsewhere (including Slovenia).

Boštjan Videmšek is a Slovenian journalist, war-correspondent, and playwright. He is the author of several books about wars, conflicts, migration, refugees, the Arab Spring, and the Greek financial crisis, including 21st Century Conflicts: Remnants of War(s). His articles and stories have been published in The New York Times, Politico, Le Figaro, Der Spiegel, Aftenposten, El Periodico, Sydney Morning Herald, Middle East Eye, and Atlantic Post, among others. He has reported from all major conflicts in the last 20 years, including those in Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria, Darfur, South Sudan, Pakistan, Gaza, Libya, Somalia, and Kosovo.

The book is an in-depth reportage on some of the most defining issues of our time, namely the global refugee crisis, the conflicts displacing these masses of humanity, and the causes behind them. It is also an ode to the vanishing art of the long-form feature or reportage, which is disappearing because many media organisations can no longer afford it, or are unwilling to pay for this kind of time-consuming, on-the-ground journalism.

It is essential to keep alive old-school reportage from the field because it provides a human face to the issues challenging our world. It helps pierce the bubble of propaganda with a needle of truth and, beyond the political and human, it is a beautiful art form in its own right.

The book showcases a keen eye for the human story and a profound commitment to the human family. By telling the stories detailed here, it helps put a human face on the suffering that is too often viewed statistically and quantitatively.

For more information on the event click here or go to the McNally Jackson Books Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/442570753007646/

To read a thirty page extract on the book click here.

Author Beverly J. Whelton Presented with Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award by Marquis Who’s Who

We are proud to announce that one of our authors, Dr Beverly J. Whelton has been presented with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award by Marquis Who’s Who.

Since 1899, when A. N. Marquis printed the First Edition of Who’s Who in America®, Marquis Who’s Who® has chronicled the lives of the most accomplished individuals and innovators from every significant field of endeavour, including politics, business, medicine, law, education, art, religion and entertainment. Today, Who’s Who in America® remains an essential biographical source for thousands of researchers, journalists, librarians and executive search firms around the world. Marquis® publications may be visited at the official Marquis Who’s Who® website at www.marquiswhoswho.com.

Beverly is the author of Humanity at the Heart of Practice: A Study of Ethics for Health-Care Students and Practitioners alongside Jane Neuenschwander. The book begins by considering values and good reasoning. Philosophy is concerned with what can be known through the power of human reason, so we need to consider what it is to know, to grasp concepts and to use good reasoning to make arguments. It then discusses what it is to be a being in the world, looking at both nature and human nature, and considers the professional and the patient. The volume then explores making good ethical choices and the use of theoretical ethics to evaluate what the good choice is. It also details issues at the beginning and end of life and concerns related to healthcare as a business.

It will allow the reader to make decisions in moral situations through the application of principles of philosophical ethics, to understand the foundations of the philosophical principles they find compatible with their personal informal moral development, and to resolve ethical dilemmas into their essential components using a provided framework to make clear the conflicting values, policies, or principles to move to a principle-based solution.

Beverly J. Whelton, PhD, MSN, is an Emeritus Professor of Philosophy at Wheeling Jesuit University, USA, and teaches online at Gonzaga University, USA. She received her MSN and PhD from the Catholic University of America, and lectures nationally and internationally on human life itself as a foundation for practice. She has published articles in journals such as Linacre Quarterly, Nursing Philosophy, and Nursing Science Quarterly, among others, and was Vice Chair of the International Philosophy of Nursing Society from 2005 to 2018.

Jane Neuenschwander, EdD, is a life-long educator. After years of teaching in public schools, she moved into the area of curriculum and instruction, working for the Challenger Learning Center at Wheeling, West Virginia. She also worked as a NASA Educator Resource Manager with responsibilities in the area of educational professional development. She earned an MA in Elementary Education from West Virginia University and an EdD in Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment from Walden University, USA. She currently teaches in the Department of Education at Wheeling Jesuit University, USA.

For more information on Beverly’s award click here.

To read a thirty page extract on Beverly and Jane’s book click here.