Altered States

States compete for the investment and jobs provided by MNCs, which appears to put national-level unions in competition with each other for work. Viewed from this competitive perspective, unions based in the developing and advanced ...

Author: Valerie Sperling

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521834001

Category: Political Science

Page: 397

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Is globalization good for democracy? This book examines the accountability of transnational institutions and traces their impact on democratic governance.

Altered States

Since NATO countries were allowed to sell many of the Japan-embargoed items directly to Beijing—and others indirectly via the Soviet Union—permitting additional Japanese exports would not enhance China's industrial or war potential.

Author: Michael Schaller

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 9780195069167

Category: History

Page: 337

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Offering new insights into U.S.-Japan relations since World War II, the author shows how Japan's government-regulated economy was nurtured by America and reveals the covert aid given to conservative Japanese politicians by three U.S. presidents. UP.

Tantric Buddhism and Altered States of Consciousness

(Mullin, 1991: 252) Shaw critiques this kind of explanation, suggesting that the First Dalai Lama is lauding union with an imagined partner as the path of a superior adept, while union with a human partner is for those less able, ...

Author: Louise Child

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317046776

Category: Religion

Page: 206

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This book explores the role of altered states of consciousness in the communication of social and emotional energies, both on a societal level and between individual persons. Drawing from an original reading of Durkheimian social theorists (including Mauss, Hertz, and Hubert) and Jungian psychology, Louise Child applies this analysis to tantric Buddhist ritual and biographical material. She suggests ways in which dreams and visionary experiences (including those related to the 'subtle body') play an important and previously under-explored role in tantric understandings of the consort relationship.

Altered States of the Union

If you thought America was strange this year, you ain't seen nothing yet. Join us as our all-star roster of science fiction and fantasy authors explore the frontiers of over a score of different lands in ALTERED STATES OF THE UNION.

Author: Peter David


ISBN: 1939888379


Page: 302

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What if Lincoln governed America in enemy territory? The United States annexed Persia? North Alaska and South Alaska went to war? Los Angeles spread across the world? Kansas disappeared in a cloud of dust? If you thought America was strange this year, you ain't seen nothing yet. Join us as our all-star roster of science fiction and fantasy authors explore the frontiers of over a score of different lands in ALTERED STATES OF THE UNION. With stories by Russ Colchamiro, Peter David, Keith R.A. DeCandido, Debra Doyle & James D. Macdonald, Brendan DuBois, Malon Edwards, G.D. Falksen, Michael Jan Friedman, David Gerrold, Robert Greenberger, Alisa Kwitney, Gordon Linzner, Sarah McGill, Meredith Peruzzi, Mackenzie Reide, Aaron Rosenberg, David Silverman & Hildy Silverman, Ian Randal Strock, Ramon Terrell, Anne Toole, and Glenn Hauman as editor."

Altered States a Poetic Evolution

Share in author Stosh Chappas' joy, sorrow, relief and closure as you get whisked away in the brilliant poetry in Altered States. Stosh Chappas is a union carpenter who travels and works at industrial sites in nuclear and chemical ...

Author: Stosh Chappas

Publisher: Strategic Book Publishing

ISBN: 9781609110086

Category: Poetry

Page: 90

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Altered States is a poetic evolution. A life changing arrangement, Everything from sadness to gladness. Tales of romance to make you want to dance. Even some heartbreak that will bring A tear to your eye. Stories of love lost Was it worth the cost? Tales of family told, Both new and old. Some political satire To get you wired. Some celestial tales, To help you understand To no avail. Share in author Stosh Chappas' joy, sorrow, relief and closure as you get whisked away in the brilliant poetry in Altered States. Stosh Chappas is a union carpenter who travels and works at industrial sites in nuclear and chemical plants and oil refineries.

Altered States

In the years 1983-2003 the United Auto Workers Union lost nearly one million members in manufacturing , as its heartlands in the Mid - West declined , while new car plants in the South were non - unionized . In 2004 union membership was ...

Author: Jeremy Black

Publisher: Reaktion Books

ISBN: 1861892888

Category: History

Page: 260

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"The United States, Jeremy Black suggests, is a continent pretending to be a country. Its government presides over 3.7 million square miles of earth and nearly 300 million people. Its sheer scale poses a monumental challenge to all who try to grapple with its rich and immensely complex physical and social geography. Drawing on his own travels, Black responds to this challenge by offering a succinct and authoritative analysis of the ways in which events in history and culture since 1960 have remade the USA's geography and demographics."--BOOK JACKET.

Altered States

International Relations " Altered States is an important study of the sources of institutional change . ... encompasses the European Union , the former Soviet Union and Eastern Europe , Cuba , the United States , Britain , and Japan .

Author: Andrew P. Cortell

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 0739106066

Category: Political Science

Page: 254

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Challenging dominant assumptions in international relations, Altered States demonstrates that national political institutions change more frequently--and less dramatically--than is commonly thought and with important consequences for the political landscape. Combining theory with solid empirical research--including archival evidence and interviews--the contributors explore the causes and consequences of institutional transformation in the United States, Western and Eastern Europe, Russia and the former Soviet Republics, and Cuba. Altered States highlights the dynamic and interactive relationship between national political institutions and reform-minded policy entrepreneurs, a perspective that will interest scholars and policy makers alike.

The Mystic Mind

All societies recognize and bestow elevated status upon religious and mystical forms of altered states of consciousness and ... In medieval Europe, altered states of consciousness, characterized as pathways to mystical union with God, ...

Author: Jerome Kroll

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134297689

Category: History

Page: 289

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Drawing on a database of over 1400 medieval holy persons and in-depth studies of individual saints, this collaboration between a medieval historian and a professor of psychiatry applies modern biological and psychological research to the lives of medieval mystics and ascetics.

Altered States

Migration patterns, including both internal (state-to-state) and foreign-born migration, have had a profound effect on ... and changes in ideology at the state level, as did changes in union membership and changes in the poverty rate.

Author: Thomas M. Holbrook

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190269159

Category: Political Science

Page: 224

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The 2012 presidential elections represented the second consecutive defeat for the Republican Party, and its fourth defeat out of the last six presidential elections. In recent years both Republican and Democratic strategists and pundits have spoken of an emerging Democratic Party "lock" on the Electoral College and speculated that even in the wake of Republican victories in Congress, presidential candidates are still at a major disadvantage due to the party's increasing demographic and geographic isolation. In Altered States, Thomas Holbrook looks at change in party fortunes in presidential elections since 1972, documenting the magnitude, direction, and consequences of changes in party support in the states. He finds that the Democrats do not have a "lock" on the Electoral College, but that their position has improved dramatically over the past forty years in a number of formerly competitive or Republican-leaning states in the Northeast, Southeast, and Southwest. Republican candidates have made many fewer gains, mostly improving their position in "misplaced," formerly Democratic states, such as Kentucky and West Virginia, or in already deeply Republican states in the Plains and Mountain West. Holbrook looks at the ways that changes in the racial and ethnic composition of the state electorates, internal (state to state) and external (foreign born) migratory patterns, and changes in other key demographic and political characteristics drive these changes. Additionally, he explores the ways in which increasing partisan polarization at the national level has altered group-based party linkages and contributed to changes in party support at the state level. These factors, along with an increasingly inefficient distribution of Republican votes, have converted what was once a Republican edge in electoral votes to an advantage for Democratic presidential candidates.

Transpersonal Psychology Altered States of Consciousness Biofeedback and Neurotechnology

This causes a crisis, which results in an altered state of consciousness, allowing the psychologist to study the individual's ... union,” “enlightenment,” “nirvana,” and similar Altered States of Consciousness Transpersonal Psychology 87.

Author: Raul Valverde

Publisher: Bentham Science Publishers

ISBN: 9789815036466

Category: Psychology

Page: 197

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Transpersonal psychology is the study of human nature and development that assumes that human beings possess potentials that exceed the limits of ego developed normally. The main goal of transpersonal psychology is to integrate the spiritual experience within a broader understanding of the human psyche and consciousness. Transpersonal Psychology: Altered States of Consciousness, Biofeedback and Neurotechnology introduces the use of biofeedback and neurotechnology for the transpersonal therapist to induce and measure altered states of consciousness to deal with persons having mental conditions. The therapist and the patient can benefit from self-exploration and self-realization of altered consciousness that could be responsible for the mental condition of the patient. Chapters in the book start with an introduction to the theory of consciousness and transpersonal psychology followed by an explanation of the relationship of quantum physics to consciousness model. The book then progresses towards in depth topics such as biofeedback which covers the measurement parameters for understanding consciousness and computer-based technologies that help induce altered states of consciousness. Finally, the book concludes by linking all the concepts together to guide the transpersonal psychologist to measure and support transpersonal psychotherapy through a cybertherapy system. Transpersonal Psychology: Altered States of Consciousness, Biofeedback and Neurotechnology is an ideal guide for the transpersonal psychologist and psychotherapist and the enthusiast who wants to understand the science behind altered states of consciousness from a theoretical and experimental framework.