The definitive portrait of Stephen Harper in power by this countrys most trenchant, influential and surprising political commentator.
Oh, he won, but he wont last. Oh, he may win again but he wont get a majority. Oh, his trick bag is emptying fast, the ads are backfiring, the people are onto him, and soon his own party will turn on him. And let me tell you, it couldnt happen to a nicer guy . . .
Despite a constant barrage of outrage and disbelief from his detractors, Stephen Harper is on his way to becoming one of Canadas most significant prime ministers. He has already been in power longer than Lester B. Pearson and John Diefenbaker. By 2015, and the end of this majority term, hell have caught up to Brian Mulroney. No matter the ups and downs, the triumphs and the self-inflicted wounds, Harper has been moving to build the Canada he wants--the Canada a significant proportion of Canadian voters want or they wouldnt have elected him three times. As Wells writes, He could not win elections without widespread support in the land. . . . Which suggests that Harper has what every successful federal leader has needed to survive over a long stretch of time: a superior understanding of Canada.
In The Longer Im Prime Minister, Paul Wells explores just what Harpers understanding of Canada is, and who he speaks for in the national conversation. He explains Harper not only to Harper supporters but also to readers who cant believe he is still Canadas prime minister. In this authoritative, engaging and sometimes deeply critical account of the man, Paul Wells also brings us an illuminating portrait of Canadian democracy: glorious, a little dented, and free.
La Bible a traversé les siècles. Mais comment les chrétiens peuvent-ils l'associer à une révélation de Dieu ? S'attacher à elle comme à une parole faisant autorité, n'est-ce pas vivre dans le passé et risquer de verser dans un fondamentalisme de mauvais aloi ? Y a-t-il des manières plus appropriées que d'autres de la lire et de la comprendre et, à l'inverse, des pièges à éviter ?
Sur ces questions et sur bien d'autres encore, Paul Wells propose des réflexions et réponses qui n'esquivent pas les difficultés, levant au passage un certain nombre de malentendus entretenus parmi les croyants tout comme parmi les non-croyants.
Vous voulez faire le point sur un des piliers de la culture judéo-chrétienne et de la foi chrétienne ? Cet ouvrage est pour vous !
Quelle attitude adopter quand le malheur nous atteint ? La soumission absolue à la volonté de Dieu ne suffit pas. Il faut pousser jusqu'à l'acquiscement joyeux.
Le Notre Père est une prière très courte. La bouche a fini de la réciter avant que le cerveau n'ait eu le temps de se mettre en route. Si vous ouvrez ce livre, tout à fait adapté à l'étude personnelle ou en groupe, il vous ouvrira de nouvelles perspectives. Laissez-vous interpeller par Paul Wells, qui affirme: "Il est inutile de prier si l'on n'est pas persuadé que Dieu va répondre." Quelle attitude adopter quand le malheur nous atteint? La soumission absolue à la volonté de Dieu ne suffit pas. Il faut pousser jusqu'à l'acquiescement joyeux.
The automotive industry is still one of the world's largest manufacturing sectors, but it suffers from being very technology-focused as well as being relatively short-term focused. There is little emphasis within the industry and its consultancy and analyst supply network on the broader social and economic impacts of automobility and of the sector that provides it. The Global Automotive Industry addresses this need and is a first port of call for any academic, official or consultant wanting an overview of the state of the industry. An international team of specialist researchers, both from academia and business, review and analyse the key issues that make vehicle manufacturing still the world's premier manufacturing sector, closely tied in with the fortunes of both established and newly emerging economies. In doing so, it covers issues related to manufacturing, both established practices as well as new developments; issues relating to distribution, marketing and retail, vehicle technologies and regulatory trends; and, crucially, labour practices and the people who build cars. In all this it explains both how the current situation arose and also likely future trajectories both in terms of social and regulatory trends, as the technological, marketing and labour practice responses to those, leading in many cases to the development of new business models. Key features Provides a global overview of the automotive industry, covering its current state and considering future challenges Contains contributions from international specialists in the automotive sector Presents current research and sets this in an historical and broader industry context Covers threats to the industry, including globalization, economic and environmental sustainability The Global Automotive Industry is a must-have reference for researchers and practitioners in the automotive industry and is an excellent source of information for business schools, governments, and graduate and undergraduate students in automotive engineering.