New general volume Religionspolitik heute (Religious Policy Today) brings together for the first time positions on religious policy from the academic world, from politics, as well as from religious communities and other groups with a particular worldview -- contributions on fundamental questions of religious policy, current conflicts, and possible solutions -- "The building of mosques, the headscarf, the crucifix, employment law, antisemitism: we should no longer stumble into conflicts unprepared."
It is an idea for repairing our broken political system that is so promising that new members of Congress will learn about it before taking office in January. It is an idea tested with actual representatives and their constituents, with intriguing and positive results. Now the question is: Will more members of Congress adopt it? The idea is 'deliberative town halls,' which are conducted online between representatives and randomly selected constituents.
Republicans are viewed as the party of veterans, public opinion and voting data says so. But in her new book, Congress and U.S. Veterans: From the GI Bill to the VA Crisis, Stevens Assistant Professor Lindsey Cormack questions how that came to be, as her research shows that congressional Democrats, more often than not, are the ones working to enhance veteran benefits.
Who or what should be liable if an intelligent machine harms a person or property? Is it ever wrong to damage or destroy a robot? Can AI be made to follow moral rules? How should AI even be treated -- as an object, a subject, or a person? These are just some of the questions raised by Jacob Turner in Robot Rules.
This book shows that the principle of effective stress can also be applied to unsaturated soils and that the same equations used to determine the strength and volumetric behavior of saturated soils can be applied to unsaturated materials. These developments open the door for general constitutive models that include saturated, unsaturated and even compacted materials leading to a unified soil mechanics theory.
Progress in Food Biotechnology covers recent advances in the food processing sector. Readers will gain an academic and industrial perspective on how biotechnology improves food product quality, yield, and process efficiency. Novel opportunities for utilizing value-added products in the food industry, such as microbial cultures, enzymes, flavour compounds, and other food ingredients are also explained.
The fourth volume of this series features five chapters covering natural lead compounds, computer aided drug discovery methods in Parkinson's Disease therapy, studies of aminoacyl tRNA synthetase inhibition in bacteria, computational modeling of halogen bonds in biological systems and molecular classification of caffeine and its metabolites.
The role of religion in the recent refugee crisis in Europe -- the continent's biggest influx of people since the Second World War -- has been revealed in a new book. The publication investigates how faith has been employed to call both for the elimination and the enforcing of the walls around Europe.
This new series brings a 2 volume set which provides updates for novice and expert anesthesiologists on a variety of relevant topics.
This volume describes the advanced research on the behavior of electrons in ionized atoms and molecules. Readers will learn about relevant techniques used and experimental results for different electron and molecular theories. The information presented in the book is useful for scholars and researchers involved in nuclear and atomic physics programs.