Description : Allison Gracelyn's worst nightmare has come true: She's on the run from authorities. She's being set up, and everything the Athenas—and her mother—have always stood for is in jeopardy. Yet clearing her name will mean battling an adversary wielding weapons unlike any she's ever seen. Only the help of her handsome NSA contact, who offers to put his neck—and career—on the line, will be enough to stop her enemy's deadly reign. But once she's up close and personal with her long-distance partner, full disclosure suddenly seems the greatest risk of all.
Description : The thriller that opened a new chapter in the sex wars ... Thomas Sanders' world collapses in just 24 hours - he is passed over for promotion, his new woman boss comes on to him during a drink after work, then, the next morning, he learns that she has accused him of sexually harassing her. She demands his transfer, thereby threatening to cut him off from the millions he would have made when his high-tech company was floated on the stock market. What follow next made Disclosure the most talked about novel of the decade.
Description : This text provides detailed coverage of the new rules of disclosure. Topics covered include documentary disclosure, non-documentary disclosure and specialist jurisdictions.
Description : Malevich's sudden and startling realization of a non-objective way of painting – which he termed Suprematism – stands as a seminal moment in the history of twentieth-century art. Rainer Crone and David Moos trace the artist's development from his beginnings in the Ukraine and early years in Moscow – where he was closely involved in the Futurist circle – through to the late 1920s and beyond. The authors of this book convincingly demonstrate that it is only through a close and sustained reading of Malevich's late – and still widely misunderstood – painterly oeuvre that his extraordinarily inventive stance can truly be comprehended. Crone and Moos trace the close relationship between Malevich's practice and other contemporary non-political revolutions in physics, linguistics and poetry. They present Malevich as a uniquely creative artist, embodying in his work many of the insights and discoveries that define the twentieth century and the condition of modern life.
Description : Decisions about self-disclosure-whether to reveal one's thoughts, feel ings, or past experiences to another person, or the level of intimacy of such disclosure-are part of the everyday life of most persons. The nature of the decisions that a person makes will have an impact on his or her life. They will determine the kinds of relationships the person has with others; how others perceive him or her; and the degree of self knowledge and awareness that the person possesses. The study of self-disclosure has interested specialists from many disciplines, including personality and social psychologists, clinical and counseling psychologists, and communications researchers. Our book brings together the work of experts from these various disciplines with the hope that knowledge about work being done on self-disclosure in related disciplines will be increased. A strong emphasis in each of the chapters is theory development and the integration of ideas about self-disclosure. The book's chapters explore three major areas, including the interrelationship of self-disclosure and personality as well as the role of self-disclosure in the development, maintenance, and deterioration of personal relationships, and the con tribution of self-disclosure to psychotherapy, marital therapy, and counseling.
Description : Confronting the psychological, social, sexual, legal, and political issues at stake in the coming-out process, Acts of Disclosure: The Coming-Out Process of Contemporary Gay Men uses research findings and first-hand accounts to help gay adolescents and men accept and embrace their sexual identity as an integral part of their being. Offering helpful advice and specific suggestions that will guide you through the coming-out process, this text also teaches family, friends, and colleagues how they can support and encourage you in this challenge. A roadmap through the confusing process of coming to terms with your sexuality both privately and publicly, Acts of Disclosure walks you step-by-step through the stages of coming out, the emotions involved, the potential pitfalls, and the kinds of receptions you may meet. It points out both healthy and self-destructive coping strategies and teaches you how to take responsibility for your sexuality. You will find its discussions straightforward, honest, and direct, as it broaches the following topics: coming out in American schools expressing your sexual identity on the job the harmful effects of involuntary public exposure why some parents adjust better than others to the fact that they have a gay child the damaging effects of social myths attached to homosexuality the emotional and behavioral reactions wives have after discovering that their husbands are gay how to anticipate a possible “outing” against oneself and the advantages of coming out to prevent such an act compulsory social programming that may be deeply injurious to gay adolescents disclosing your sexual identity after the onset of AIDS Gay males of all ages, parents, friends, children, therapists, psychologists, social workers, and educators who read Acts of Disclosure will realize their error in treating gay sexual identity as undesirable, shameful, or second-rate. As you turn the last page of this comprehensive and enlightening book, you will likely find yourself with an appreciation of gay male sexuality as well as with a better understanding of the complexities of human nature.
Description : This publication highlights good practice in corporate governance transparency and reporting, with a view to assisting developing countries and countries with economies in transition to identify and implement good corporate governance disclosure practices relevant to most business enterprises. It draws on recommendations made in guidelines produced by the OECD and the International Corporate Governance Network (ICGN), as well as past International Standards of Accounting and Reporting (ISAR) conclusions. This publication is an updated version of the UNCTAD 2002 report "Transparency and disclosure requirements for corporate governance" (TD/B/COM.2/ISAR/15).
Description : A reference to answer all your statistical confidentiality questions. This handbook provides technical guidance on statistical disclosure control and on how to approach the problem of balancing the need to provide users with statistical outputs and the need to protect the confidentiality of respondents. Statistical disclosure control is combined with other tools such as administrative, legal and IT in order to define a proper data dissemination strategy based on a risk management approach. The key concepts of statistical disclosure control are presented, along with the methodology and software that can be used to apply various methods of statistical disclosure control. Numerous examples and guidelines are also featured to illustrate the topics covered. Statistical Disclosure Control: Presents a combination of both theoretical and practical solutions Introduces all the key concepts and definitions involved with statistical disclosure control. Provides a high level overview of how to approach problems associated with confidentiality. Provides a broad-ranging review of the methods available to control disclosure. Explains the subtleties of group disclosure control. Features examples throughout the book along with case studies demonstrating how particular methods are used. Discusses microdata, magnitude and frequency tabular data, and remote access issues. Written by experts within leading National Statistical Institutes. Official statisticians, academics and market researchers who need to be informed and make decisions on disclosure limitation will benefit from this book.
Description : The Regulation of Corporate Disclosure is a one-volume treatise on the disclosure regime in place under the Federal securities laws. The treatise addresses the formal disclosure process (periodic reports, MD&A, Regulation FD), the informal disclosure process (press releases, social media, discussions with analysts), and the application of the antifraud provisions to these communications. The treatise includes chapters on scienter and materiality, and also addresses communications with and disclosure obligations to shareholders. The Fourth Edition has been significantly revised and, among other topics, includes coverage of: The duties and responsibilities of corporate officials relating to the disclosure process The most recent cases addressing disclosure issues, including decisions by the Supreme Court on topics such as the application of the antifraud provisions to beliefs and opinions Pronouncements by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on disclosure issues, including consideration of the SEC's efforts to improve disclosure effectiveness The developing need to consider disclosure of public interest matters, including the effects of climate change on a company's business The disclosure requirements applicable to the proxy process, including the system for uncovering the identity of street name owners State disclosure obligations of the board of directors under its fiduciary obligations to shareholders.
Description : Concise, clear, and featuring numerous clinical examples, this is the first book to include empirical studies of supervisor/supervisee disclosure, plus extensive research on patient/therapist disclosure. Other unique topics include disclosure issues in child therapy.
Description : The Ph.D. thesis study of Camfferman (Vrije U., Amsterdam) focuses on "the international disclosure bandwagon" by Dutch public companies since World War II. Evolving from accounting record abstracts to the now typical glossy annual report embedding accounting among other company data, they reflect corporate cultures. Analyzing a sample of individual statement items of 140 company reports from economic models of game theory and previous empirical research, the author applies a longitudinal process evaluation of voluntary innovations relating to disclosure costs, information structure, heterogeneous investors and risk-taking, time frames, agency relationships, and unique aspects of the Dutch system of financial reporting (e.g. its relatively unregulated nature). No index. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
Description : The media today, and especially the national press, are frequently in conflict with people in the public eye, particularly politicians and celebrities, over the disclosure of private information and behavior. Historically, journalists have argued that 'naming and shaming' serious wrong-doing and behavior on the part of public officials is justified as being in the public interest. However, when the media spotlight is shone on perfectly legal personal behavior, family issues and sexual orientation, and when, in particular, this involves ordinary people, the question arises of whether such matters are really in the 'public interest' in any meaningful sense of the term. In this book, leading academics, commentators and journalists from a variety of different cultures, consider the extent to which the media are entitled to reveal details of people's private lives, the laws and regulations which govern such revelations, and whether these are still relevant in the age of social media.
Description : This is a candid look at a form of self-injury that is increasingly prevalent but rarely discussed. Cutting, a form of self-mutilation, is a growing problem in the United States, especially among adolescent females. It is regarded as self-destructive behavior, yet paradoxically, people who cut themselves generally do not wish to die but to find relief from unbearable psychological pain. Cutting and the Pedagogy of Self-Disclosure is the first book to explore how college students write about their experiences as cutters. The idea behind the book arose when Patricia Hatch Wallace, a high school English teacher, wrote a reader-response diary for a graduate course taught by Professor Jeffrey Berman in which she revealed for the first time that she had cut herself twenty years earlier. At Berman's suggestion, Wallace wrote her Master's thesis on cutting. Not long after she finished her thesis, two students in Berman's expository writing course revealed their own experiences as cutters. Their disclosures encouraged several students in another writing class to share their own cutting stories with classmates. Realizing that so many students were writing about the same phenomenon, Berman and Wallace decided to write a book about a subject that is rarely discussed inside or outside the classroom. In Part 1, Wallace discusses clinical and theoretical aspects of cutting and then applies these insights to several memoirs and novels, including Susanna Kaysen's Girl, Interrupted, Caroline Kettlewell's Skin Game, and Patricia McCormick's Cut. The motivation behind Wallace's research was the desire to learn more about herself, and she reads these stories through her own experience as a cutter. In Part 2, Berman focuses on the pedagogical dynamics of cutting: how undergraduate students write about cutting, how their writings affect classmates and teachers, and how students who cut themselves can educate everyone in the classroom about a problem that has personal, psychological, cultural, and educational significance.
Description : Rapid economic development has focused attention from around the world upon China's corporate governance regime-particularly as, during the past few years, some of China's companies, mainly large, state-owned companies, have been aggressively buying foreign businesses overseas. China's huge capital injection and aggressive foreign investments have raised increasing and deep concerns among the target countries' governments, their business communities, and the global public. It is clearly of great importance that the people's Republic of China's business-partner countries understand corporate governance of many Chinese state-owned companies calls for a closer look at China's corporate governance theory and practice. The corporate disclosure regime plays a critical role in this regard. This timely and highly informative book provides, for the first time, comprehensive research on corporate governance in China, with detailed attention to the formation and reform of its corporate disclosure laws and regulations. Among the many factors analyzed are the following: -the role of the government in the management of state-owned companies; -the legal and regulatory environment; -majority shareholders' infringement of listed companies' interests' -the increasing independence of the boards of directors; -the role of institutional investor; -the shareholding structure; -law enforcement and shareholders' legal actions; -unmonitored insiders' control of corporate affairs; -the external governance structure; and -the absence of fiduciary duty. The author describes the nature of the many breaches of disclosure laws and rules in the two decades or so of the history of China's securities market and the pressures within the relevant government agencies confronting the problem. As a detailed analysis of the Chinese corporate disclosure regime that has emerged during the period of China's economic transition since the 1990's, this incomparable book will be of great interest to legal researchers, policymakers, and legal practitioners working with business investments in China.
Description : This book discusses the very important problem of disseminating personal or business data collected in censuses or surveys. It provides advice in practical situations how to protect individuals or businesses while presenting data in a way that makes them useful for statistical research. Both of the authors are employed at Statistics Netherlands.
Description : Published with the Centre for Commercial and Property Law, QUT.This book focuses on the commercial advantage which information gives to business and the circumstances in which obligations to disclose may arise which erode that advantage. The term 'business' is used broadly to cover persons and corporations who undertake an occupation, profession or trade 'carried on in an organised way for the purpose of profit or gain'. The five parts of the book cover:disclosure obligations arising pursuant to imposed standards of conduct; disclosure of information to the government and its consequences; disclosure obligations of companies incorporated under the Corporations Law which arise under that law; and protecting and limiting disclosure of business information, particularly in the context of employment contracts and including the drafting of confidentiality clauses.
Description : This book analyzes the disclosure roles and responsibilities under the federal securities laws of all parties engaged in the municipal securities market, including issuers, underwriters, financial advisors, trustees, credit enhancers and their repsective counsel. The book assists lawyers in addressing two principal issues: (1) what role-specific responsibility counsel should assume for the content of disclosure and related opinions and (2) what advice counsel should provide to their clients regarding their responsibilities for disclosure.
Description : Governments in recent decades have employed public disclosure strategies to reduce risks, improve public and private goods and services, and reduce injustice. In the United States, these targeted transparency policies include financial securities disclosures, nutritional labels, school report cards, automobile rollover rankings, and sexual offender registries. They constitute a light-handed approach to governance that empowers citizens. However, as Full Disclosure shows these policies are frequently ineffective or counterproductive. Based on a comparative analysis of eighteen major policies, the authors suggest that transparency policies often produce information that is incomplete, incomprehensible, or irrelevant to the consumers, investors, workers, and community residents who could benefit from them. Sometimes transparency fails because those who are threatened by it form political coalitions to limit or distort information. To be successful, transparency policies must place the needs of ordinary citizens at centre stage and produce information that informs their everyday choices.
Description : Publisher Fact Sheet A comprehensive guide for young lawyers, those about to enter the practice of law & those thinking about a legal career.