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  • A Strategy for Using Multicriteria Analysis in Decision-Making: A Guide for Simple and Complex Environmental Projects 

    Munier, Nolberto (Springer, 2011)
    This book develops a complete strategy for decision-making, with the full participation of the decision-maker and utilizing continuous feedback. It introduces the use of the very well-known and proven methodology, linear ...
  • A Shrinking Society: Post-Demographic Transition in Japan 

    Hara, Toshihiko (Springer, 2015)
    This is the book to focus on a new phenomenon emerging in the twenty-first century: the rapidly aging and decreasing population of a well-developed country, namely, Japan. The meaning of this phenomenon has been successfully ...
  • A Second Chance for Europe: Economic, Political and Legal Perspectives of the European Union 

    Ritzen, Jo (Springer, 2017)
    This book calls upon us to rethink and reboot the European Union. The authors dissect the EU’s many vulnerabilities: how some Member States are backsliding on the rule of law, freedom of the press, and control of corruption ...
  • A Short History of Copyright: The Genie of Information 

    Atkinson, Benedict; Fitzgerald, Brian (Springer, 2014)
    This book tells the story of how, over centuries, people, society and culture created laws affecting supply of information. In the 21 century, uniform global copyright laws are claimed to be indispensable to the success ...
  • A Scientific Approach to Scientific Writing 

    Blackwell, John; Martin, Jan (Springer, 2011)
    This volume systematically guides readers through the process of writing scientific papers for submission to peer-reviewed journals, and addressing referees’ responses. Beyond merely listing elements required for successful ...
  • A Primer on Nonmarket Valuation 

    Champ, Patricia A. (Springer, 2017)
    This is a practical book with clear descriptions of the most commonly used nonmarket methods. The first chapters of the book provide the context and theoretical foundation of nonmarket valuation along with a discussion of ...
  • A Primer on PDEs: Models, Methods, Simulations 

    Salsa, Sandro (Springer, 2013)
    This book is designed as an advanced undergraduate or a first-year graduate course for students from various disciplines like applied mathematics, physics, engineering. It has evolved while teaching courses on partial ...
  • A Pragmatist Orientation for the Social Sciences in Climate Policy: How to Make Integrated Economic Assessments Serve Society 

    Kowarsch, Martin (Springer, 2016)
    While economic and other social science expertise is indispensable for successful public policy-making regarding global climate change, social scientists face trade-offs between the scientific credibility, policy-relevance, ...
  • A Prehistory of Polymer Science 

    Patterson, Gary (Springer, 2012)
    Polymer science is now an active and thriving community of scientists, engineers and technologists, but there was a time, not so long ago, when there was no such community. The prehistory of polymer science helps to provide ...
  • A Practical Guide to Sentiment Analysis 

    Cambria, Erik (Springer, 2017)
    Sentiment analysis research has been started long back and recently it is one of the demanding research topics. Research activities on Sentiment Analysis in natural language texts and other media are gaining ground with ...
  • A Practical Guide to Building Professional Competencies in School Psychology 

    Lionetti, Timothy M.; Snyder, Edward P. (Springer, 2011)
    Designed as a research-based yet matter-of-fact guide for beginning and future scientist-practitioners, A Practical Guide to Building Professional Competencies in School Psychology skillfully augments the reader’s training, ...
  • A Pluralist Theory of the Mind 

    Ludwig, David (Springer, 2015)
    This book challenges common debates in philosophy of mind by questioning the framework of placement problems in contemporary metaphysics. The author argues that placement problems arise when exactly one fundamental ontology ...
  • A Positive Psychology Perspective on Quality of Life 

    Efklides, Anastasia (Springer, 2013)
    The construct ‘‘quality of life (QoL)’’, since the 1980s, when it was introduced, is being used mainly in the context of health problems. Areas of one’s life that contribute to QoL are good physical and mental health, ...
  • A New Unified Theory of Psychology 

    Henriques, Gregg (Springer, 2011)
    Following the demise of the so-called grand theories offered by luminaries like Sigmund Freud, B. F. Skinner, and Carl Rogers, the field of psychology largely gave up its early aspirations to paint a broad picture of the ...
  • A New Research Agenda for Improvements in Quality of Life 

    Maggino, Filomena (Springer, 2015)
    This book presents a new research agenda for improvements in Quality of Life research. It includes topics such as: -Studying QoL in particular subpopulations and selected subgroups -Disentangling the difficult task of ...
  • A New Perspective on Human Mobility in the South 

    Anich, Rudolf (Springer, 2014)
    This book offers innovative insights on South–South human mobility. It features a collection of papers that highlight often overlooked mobility patterns among and within regions in the global South as well as address ...
  • A New Paradigm for International Business: Proceedings of the Conference on Free Trade Agreements and Regional Integration in East Asia 

    Djajadikerta, Hadrian Geri; Zhang, Zhaoyong (Springer, 2015)
    This book offers a collection of studies on regional integration and the dynamic business environment in East Asia. The papers included, originally presented at the 2014 Asia Pacific Business Conference on "Free Trade ...
  • A New Perspective on Nonmonotonic Logics 

    Gabbay, Dov M.; Schlechta, Karl (Springer, 2016)
    In this book the authors present new results on interpolation for nonmonotonic logics, abstract (function) independence, the Talmudic Kal Vachomer rule, and an equational solution of contrary-to-duty obligations. The chapter ...
  • A Natural Experiment on Electoral Law Reform: Evaluating the Long Run Consequences of 1990s Electoral Reform in Italy and Japan 

    Grofman, Bernard; Giannetti, Daniela (Springer, 2011)
    In the early 1990s, major electoral reforms took place in both Italy and Japan each replaced a form of “proportional representation” (in which voters cast a ballot for a party list) with a “mixed member” system (in which ...
  • A Modern Treatise on the Principle of Legality in Criminal Law 

    Hallevy, Gabriel (Springer, 2010)
    This book discusses legality, one of the four main principles of criminal law, and is divided into six parts, according to the scientific understanding of this key concept. Chapter 1 explores the relation between legality ...

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