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Popolo applies Foucauldian methodology to the understanding of Complexity Science for the purposes of generating new understandings related to International Relations in general and to the Kosovo conflict in particular. He provides an epistemic analysis to the history of International Relations theory to reveal its intrinsic `modernity', highlighting how such modernity derives from a particular understanding of scientific epistemology, which is being radically undermined by the emergence of Complexity Science. Importantly, the book shows how these theoretical issues affect specific understandings of crisis - in this case Kosovo - leading to specific policy decisions in the real world of international policy-making.
International smoking statistics, Second Edition presents a valuable collection of smoking data relating to 30 economically developed countries. Annual data on the national sales of all types of tobacco products are presented for the years up to 1995, with over 100 years of data available for some countries. Building on the first edition, the new edition extends the geographical coverage as well as documenting the transition to filter and lower tar cigarettes. Up to 50 years of data are presented on the sex- and age-specific prevalence of smoking and amount smoked. National data are shown when available. Many of the gaps are filled using relevant data from regional and epidemiological studies. With its wide international coverage and the time period considered, this book is an especially valuable source of reference for anyone interested in studying long term trends in smoking and smoking-related mortality in different countries throughout the world. Comprehensive and authoritative, International smoking statistics, Second Edition, will greatly facilitate research into smoking, whether from an economic, social or health perspective.
This work covers topics such as a water quality management plan for the Dutch portion of the North Sea, estimating discharges under 1980 conditions, and estimating effects of discharges on ambient water quality.