‘The Dark Net’ by Jamie Bartlett is this week’s #NewBookoftheWeek

Our #NewBookoftheWeek

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Jamie Bartlett’s book, The Dark Net: Inside the Digitital Underworld, is this week’s #NewBookoftheWeek. Voted one of National Public Radio’s Best books of 2015 and included on the Washington Post‘s list of Notable Nonfiction of 2015, this book gives readers an idea of what else is going on beyond our familiar online world.

You can find a copy of the book on the “New Book Shelf” in Waterfield Library.

About the book:

Beyond the familiar online world that most of us inhabit—a world of Google, Facebook, and Twitter—lies a vast and often hidden network of sites, communities, and cultures where freedom is pushed to its limits, and where people can be anyone, or do anything, they want. This is the world of Bitcoin and Silk Road, of radicalism and pornography. This is the Dark Net.

In this important and revealing book, Jamie Bartlett takes us deep into the digital underworld and presents an extraordinary look at the internet we don’t know. Beginning with the rise of the internet and the conflicts and battles that defined its early years, Bartlett reports on trolls, pornographers, drug dealers, hackers, political extremists, Bitcoin programmers, and vigilantes—and puts a human face on those who have many reasons to stay anonymous.

Rich with historical research and revelatory reporting, The Dark Net is an unprecedented, eye-opening look at a world that doesn’t want to be known.
(Melville House)

About the author:

Jamie Bartlett is the Director of the Centre for the Analysis of Social Media at the think tank Demos, where he specializes in online social movements and the impact of technology on society. Prior to his work with Demos, he was a research associate at the international humanitarian agency Islamic Relief and conducted field research in Pakistan and Bangladesh. A graduate of the London School of Economics and the University of Oxford, Bartlett writes a weekly column on technology for the Telegraph and is a frequent commentator for media outlets throughout the world. He lives in London. (Melville House)

‘Making Conflict Work,’ by Peter T. Coleman & Robert Ferguson is the #NewBookoftheWeek!

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Our #NewBookoftheWeek is Making Conflict Work: Harnessing the Power of Disagreement. The book is available on the “New Book Shelf” in Waterfield Library.

Conflicts at work are as inevitable as they are frustrating. In Making Conflict Work, Peter Coleman and Robert Ferguson’s leading experts in the field of conflict resolution address the key role of power in workplace tension. Whether you’re butting heads with your boss or addressing a direct report’s complaint, your relative position of power affects how you approach conflict.

Coleman and Ferguson explain how power dynamics function, with step-by-step guidance to determining your standing in a conflict and identifying and applying the strategies that will lead to the best resolution. Drawing on the authors’ years of research and consulting experience, the book gives readers effective strategies for negotiating disputes at all levels of an organization.

Making Conflict Work includes self-assessment exercises and action plans to guide managers, mediators, consultants, and attorneys through any conflict. This powerful approach can turn workplace tensions into catalysts for creativity, innovation, and meaningful change.

– from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.

Gerry N. Muuka, Ph.D. and Bellarmine A. Ezumah, Ph.D. are our #RacerScholars this week!

 

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Professor Ezumah

Professors Muuka and Ezumah from the Arthur J. Bauernfeind  College of Business are our #RacerScholars this week. They co-wrote chapter 3, “Regional economic integration and corporate Africa in the 21st century: A focus on COMESA,” of The Routledge Companion to Business in Africa

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From the Google Books preview of
The Routledge Companion to Business in Africa

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Regional economic integration and corporate Africa in the 21st century: A focus on COMESA
By Gerry N. Muuka and Bellarmine A. Ezumah
Book Series: Routledge Companions in Business Management and Accounting
2015, The Routledge Companion to Business in Africapgs. 32-69