Dealing with an Ambiguous World

This book contains edited versions of the five public IPS-Nathan Lectures he gave between January and May 2016, and highlights of his dialogue with the audience.Kausikan gives a frank and dispassionate assessment of the international ...


Author: Bilahari Kausikan

Publisher: World Scientific Publishing Company

ISBN: 9813202009

Category: China

Page: 160

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One of Singapore's top diplomats, Bilahari Kausikan was the Institute of Policy Studies' (IPS) 2015/16 S R Nathan Fellow for the Study of Singapore. This book contains edited versions of the five public IPS-Nathan Lectures he gave between January and May 2016, and highlights of his dialogue with the audience. Kausikan gives a frank and dispassionate assessment of the international environment in the post-Cold War era and the geopolitical uncertainties that have emerged. In particular, he analyses the nature of US-China relations, the broad underlying factors in the South China Sea disputes and ASEAN's attempts to maintain order, and the role that human rights and democracy have played in international relations. He concludes by suggesting what Singapore needs to do to cope with the complexities that lie ahead, in this age without definition. The IPS-Nathan Lectures series was launched in 2014 as part of the S R Nathan Fellowship for the Study of Singapore. The S R Nathan Fellow, who is appointed annually, delivers between four and six lectures each year to advance public understanding and discussion of issues of critical national interest.

Leading in the Digital World

A Volatile, Uncertain, Complex, and Ambiguous World On November 9, 1989, the
Berlin Wall began coming down. It had symbolized the Cold War, the great divide
between the US-led North Atlantic Treaty Organization nations and the Soviet ...


Author: Amit S. Mukherjee

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262043946

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 224

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The definitive book on leadership in the digital era: why digital technologies call for leadership that emphasizes creativity, collaboration, and inclusivity. Certain ideas about business leadership are held to be timeless, and certain characteristics of leaders—often including a square jaw, a deep voice, and extroversion—are said to be universal. In Leading in the Digital World, Amit Mukherjee argues that since digital technologies are changing everything else, how could they not change leadership ideologies and styles? As more people worldwide participate equally in business, those assumptions of a leader's ideal profile have become irrelevant. Offering a radical rethinking of leadership, Mukherjee shows why digital technologies call for a new kind of leader—one who emphasizes creativity, collaboration, and inclusivity. Drawing on a global survey of 700 mid-tier to senior executives and interviews with C-level executives from around the world, Mukherjee explains how digital technologies are already reshaping organizations and work and what this means for leaders. For example, globally dispersed businesses can't reserve key leadership roles for people from exclusive groups; leadership must become inclusive, or fail. Leaders must learn to collaborate in a multipolar world of networked organizations, working with co-located and non-co-located colleagues. Leaders must lead for creativity rather than productivity. Focusing on practice, Mukherjee outlines goals and strategies, warns against unthinking assumptions, and explains how leaders can identify the mindsets, behaviors, and actions they need to pursue. With Leading in the Digital World, Mukherjee offers the definitive book on leadership for the digital era.

Dirty Hands

Baker-Fletcher's basic introduction to Christian Ethics-with attitude-examines the fundamental ethical problems of moral decision-making, in which knowledge will always be unsure, time short, decisions ambiguous, and consequences multiple ...


Author: Garth Baker-Fletcher

Publisher: Fortress Press

ISBN: 1451408234

Category: Religion

Page: 160

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How can one make the ethical and "right" decision in a deeply ambiguous moral world? Baker-Fletcher's basic introduction to Christian Ethics-with attitude-examines the fundamental ethical problems of moral decision-making, in which knowledge will always be unsure, time short, decisions ambiguous, and consequences multiple and unforseeable. Baker-Fletcher treats ethics as engagement, getting one's hand's "dirty with life." He employs a journey motif in order to aid readers in plotting their own "moralscape" (the fundamental commitments that affect their own decisions.

The Ambiguous Foreign Policy of the United States toward the Muslim World

This weakness manifested itself in how Syria dealt with other countries, be they in
the Muslim or the Western world; yet, the objective always has been for Syria to
serve its own interests. This approach made Syria a center of convergence for ...


Author: David S. Oualaalou

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781498508988

Category: Political Science

Page: 210

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This book sheds light on key issues in the Middle East. As the politics and society of the Middle East change, American foreign policy has become stagnant and stubborn. However, the changes occurring in the Middle East have brought into existence new, unfamiliar policies from regimes that reject old alliances and demand new solutions. Ongoing civil war in Syria, chaos in Yemen, and the recent conquests of ISIS have changed geopolitical calculations in the region for everyone concerned. However, American foreign policy lacks the vision to predict the consequences of such changes. The United States needs a major change in approach if it is to maintain both its leadership and credibility in the Muslim world. The political leadership in Washington naïvely and unrealistically assumes that it can impose its style of governance and way of thinking to make the Muslim world secular and democratic based on Western values. This work constructively criticizes and objectively analyzes the present American political strategy to make possible an honest national debate about American foreign policy toward the Muslim world. This book questions the judgment of American foreign policymakers and argues the United States has no coherent policy in place to address ongoing challenges. It highlights the need for creative thinking, flexibility, systematic understanding, cultural awareness, and effective strategy.

Between Colliding Worlds

'This book is a significant contribution to knowledge and is at the cutting edge of international scholarship on the intersection of social movements and policy agencies within government.'


Author: Jonathan Malloy

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 0802037178

Category: Political Science

Page: 217

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Jonathan Malloy's Between Colliding Worlds examines the relationship between governments and external activists through a comparative study of policy units dedicated to aboriginal and women's issues in Australia and Canada. Malloy identifies these units - or 'special policy agencies' - as sitting on the boundary between the world of permanent public servants and that of collective social movements working for broad social and political change. These agencies at once represent the interests of social movements to government while simultaneously managing relations with social movements on behalf of government, and - thus - operate in a state of permanent ambiguity. Malloy contends that rather than criticizing these agencies for their inherently contradictory nature, we must reconsider them as effectively dealing with the delicate issue of bridging social movements with state politics. In other words, the very existence of these special policy agencies provides a forum for social movements and the state to work out their differences. Relying heavily on interviews with public servants and external activists, Malloy argues convincingly that special policy agencies, despite - or because of - their ambiguous relationship to different communities, make critical contributions to governance.

Simulation gaming in the Late 1980s

Training in an ambiguous world : new games for human resources development
in Australian organizations Elizabeth M . Christopher ... Organizational trainers
now have to help management and staff to cope with this ambiguous world .


Author: International Simulation and Gaming Association. Conference

Publisher: Pergamon

ISBN: UCAL:B4406175

Category: Mathematics

Page: 342

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Surveying the Social World

3 Tactics for dealing with ambiguous or unclear terms Avoidance The most
commonly used terms for a midday meal are lunch or dinner , and for an evening
meal dinner , supper , or tea . One tactic is to use alternatives such as midday
meal ...


Author: Alan E. Aldridge

Publisher: Philadelphia Pa

ISBN: UCSC:32106016558618

Category: Social Science

Page: 196

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This work examines the contemporary state of surveys within society and social science methodology, explaining the potential of the survey method and the ways it can be used effectively when resources are limited.

Speaker and Gavel

... who have the high ideals and yet no illusions about what remains to be done
or the difficulty of dealing with an ambiguous world . In seeking to serve his fellow
man , he will come closer to understanding man's purpose on this earth .




ISBN: STANFORD:36105126538250

Category: Debates and debating


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Interpreting the Ambiguous

If more visitors are to be encouraged to visit this world famous monument and
seek to interpret it for themselves , with all ... Introduction story cannot be told (
which is invariably the case when dealing with ancient sites ) then let ' s present
the ...


Author: Institute of Field Archaeologists. Annual Conference

Publisher: British Archaeological Reports Limited

ISBN: UOM:39015053029024

Category: History

Page: 116

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This volume presents thirteen papers, from a session of the IFA conference held in Newcastle upon Tyne in 2001, which aim to bring archaeologists and environmentalists closer together.

A World of Men

... and by explicit methods , that major foreign policy decision making must be
conceived generally as in part an unreliable resort to self - expression and
systematic projective intuition to deal with and make sense out of an ambiguous
world .


Author: Lloyd S. Etheredge

Publisher: MIT Press (MA)

ISBN: UOM:39015002854530

Category: Diplomatic and consular service, American

Page: 178

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Rhetoric and Centers of Power in the Greco Roman World


Author: John E. Tapia

Publisher: University Press of Amer

ISBN: UOM:39015084101461

Category: History

Page: 210

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Rhetoric and Centers of Power in the Greco-Roman World: From Homer to the Fall of Rome traces Greco-Roman rhetoric as it evolved into a system that dramatically influences the development of Western culture. Christian and later European educational and philosophical writers drew from principles which were largely Greek in origin, although the Church encompassed many rituals that originated from early Roman pagan religions. The Greeks fashioned a theory of public expression out of the oral recitations of Homer's Iliad and the Odyssey that Romans later refined into a technical process with managerial implications. The rhetorical and historical scope of this work is roughly defined by the transformation of western rhetoric from its Homeric Greek origins to that point where the Emperor Theodosius, in A.D. 395, divided the Roman Empire between his two sons, with the "official" fall of the Roman Empire occurring in A.D. 476.

The Literary World

... organising rather swords . The chapters dealing with Millet phraseology
necessary to use is elusive and than imaginative . ' If we leave out of and the
Barbizon men contain a great deal ambiguous ; while so largely does its con- the
question ...




ISBN: UTEXAS:059172131552071



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Technology Review

... the years have known the pleasure of intellectual advance and solid social
accomplishment, who have high ideals and yet no illusions about what remains
to be done or the difficulty of dealing with an ambiguous world. He will have
learned, ...




ISBN: UOM:39015020481480

Category: Technology


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How to Handle Your Child Custody Case

It has been my experience that the Rorschach Technique gives a good estimate
of how a patient structures ambiguous stimuli ( and , by extension , an ambiguous
world ) and how s / he utilizes emotional affect , intelligence , and awareness .


Author: Leonard Diamond


ISBN: STANFORD:36105044222508

Category: Law

Page: 171

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Sketches the history of custody law, looks at current state laws, and explains how a case is prepared for court

Managing World Order

In the event , therefore , US administrations played a rather ambiguous role in the
process of decolonisation , helping expedite the end of empire in places such as
Suez and the Dutch East Indies and entrenching it in others , such as in ...


Author: Richard Alqaq

Publisher: I.B. Tauris

ISBN: UCSD:31822037157526

Category: Political Science

Page: 260

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Since the end of the Cold War, United Nations peace operations have become an established and prominent feature of world politics. From Liberia to East Timor, the UN now carries out extensive governance-related functions and is a significant political force in Southern states and societies. Here Richard Al-Qaq leads us to a radical new understanding of the UN and its role in international politics. He uncovers the political and socio-economic import of such 'peace' activities for subject societies, and raises important questions about the functioning and dynamics of the global political order. A critical view of the internal process of programmatic reform within the UN is elaborated by detailed studies of the politics of UN peace operations in three seminal cases of the 1990s, in Somalia, Rwanda and Angola. This book is essential for understanding the new role of the UN, especially in Africa, and the politics of so-called humanitarian intervention and peace-building.

New Catholic World

She will assent to a whole set of unanswered questions , as do all parents ,
entwined for their lifetimes with the lives of children born into this ambiguous
world . Pained to her core , this woman could still stand by a cross while her
innocent ...




ISBN: MINN:319510012395698

Category: Religion


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American Foreign Policy Since World War II

Deeply embedded in the administration ' s attitude was the old American feeling
of shame about the use of power in a morally ambiguous world , as if using it had
made Americans wicked . Vietnam seemed to be obvious evidence of evil .


Author: John W. Spanier

Publisher: Cq Press

ISBN: 0871875578

Category: History

Page: 443

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Fourth International World Wide Web Conference the Web Revolution December 11 14 1995 Boston Massachusetts USA

... graphics , animations , and sound on the Web and can receive instant
feedback from a sophisticated grading package which makes use of the latest
complex systems data analysis tools to handle ambiguous input in an intelligent
manner .



Publisher: Oreilly & Associates Incorporated

ISBN: UOM:39015050791154

Category: Computers

Page: 735

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World class Accounting and Finance

Relevant internal information is based on reasoned estimates and intuition ;
financially based external reporting is a collection of historical facts compiled in a
tightly defined way . Individuals comfortable with the ambiguous world of
estimates ...


Author: Carol Jean McNair

Publisher: Irwin Professional Pub

ISBN: UCSC:32106011932842

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 356

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World-Class Accounting and Finance offers nonfinancial people a working knowledge of basic and advanced accounting and finance principles.