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Roberts, Andrew Lawrence 1970-

Overview
Works: 11 works in 68 publications in 2 languages and 3,643 library holdings
Genres: Dictionaries  Political platforms  Academic theses 
Roles: Author, Creator
Classifications: LB2350.5, 378.198
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Andrew Lawrence Roberts
From Good King Wenceslas to the Good Soldier Švejk : a dictionary of Czech popular culture by Andrew Lawrence Roberts( )

12 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 1,555 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From Good King Wenceslas to the Good Soldier Svejk, this cultural dictionary is an intimate look at a people affectionately known for their storytelling humor (tlachani), suspicion of authority, and peaceful demeanor. Instead of the "greats" of Czech arts and letters that appear in standard histories or references, it describes such things as popular songs, movie stars, famous athletes, traditional dishes, and children's games that are second nature to every Czech." "In a country boasting the highest per capita consumption of beer (a bottle a day for every man woman and child), and where you once needed a handful of bony (coupons for imported goods) to buy a pair of Levi's, the Czech Republic today is a modern country of educated Europeans centered around Prague - one of the world's most beautiful capital cities. These contradictions all find a home in A Dictionary of Czech Popular Culture." "From Brno to Zizkov, Jan Hus to Vaclav Havel, this wry and stimulating collection of over 600 entries marks the first attempt at sewing together the patchwork of Czech culture with the hope of showing what is hezky cesky (nicely Czech) to the world at large." "The dictionary is supplemented by over thirty lists on such topics as the most popular Czech song, novel, athlete, and food. It also includes other primary documents like historical calendars, school-leaving exams, and communist slogans."--BOOK JACKET
The quality of democracy in Eastern Europe : public preferences and policy reforms by Andrew Lawrence Roberts( )

29 editions published between 2009 and 2015 in English and held by 1,083 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"How does democracy work in the new democracies of Eastern Europe? Do the people actually rule as one would expect in a democracy or do the legacies of communism and the constraints of the transition weaken popular control? This book presents a new framework for conceptualizing and measuring democratic quality and applies this framework to multiple countries and policy areas in the region. It defines democratic quality as the degree to which citizens are able to hold leaders accountable for their performance and keep policy close to their preferences. Its surprising conclusion, drawn from large-N statistical analyses and small-N case studies, is that citizens exercise considerable control over their rulers in Eastern European democracies. Despite facing difficult economic circumstances and an unfavorable inheritance from communism, these countries rapidly constructed relatively high-quality democracies"--Provided by publisher
The thinking student's guide to college : 75 tips for getting a better education by Andrew Lawrence Roberts( )

8 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 743 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Helps students take charge of their university experience by providing a blueprint they can follow to achieve their educational goals, whether at public or private schools, large research universities or small liberal arts colleges
Czech politics : from the west to east and back again by Stanislav Balík( )

10 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume provides a comprehensive overview of Czech politics past and present. The authors not only cover the main political developments of the past two centuries, they also situate the current political system in the context of communist and precommunist legacies. They argue that amid the dramatic changes of the Velvet Revolution, one can find a plethora of continuities in culture and institutions that help to explain the shape of Czech politics today. Books and articles on Czech politics tend to focus either on specific segments such as parties and the party systems, features and functions of the political system, particular policies, public opinion, etc., or on general description of political developments. However, these accounts fail to provide the full story of Czech politics - the political system of the country is just a part of a broader picture, of a narrative that consists of historical realities as wekk as the myths, self-perceptions, and ideas of Czech identity. This book intends to recount the story. On this basis, the book details the major aspects of the political transformation of the Czech Republic in the last twenty-five years without resorting to a mundane presentation of well-known data; rather, it aspires to show how the recent developments in all these sectors are interwoven with the long-term process of (re-)creating the Czech identity and self-perception, and that they have developed in such a way that makes it possible to understand them as interdependent elements of the fundamental features of Czech politics. --
Kvalita demokracie v České republice by Stanislav Balík( Book )

2 editions published in 2016 in Czech and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Writers of the future volume 33 by Dustin Steinacker( )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Internationally acclaimed anthology of award winning science fiction and fantasy short stories. Explore diverse new universes of possibility through a variety of creative and fresh new ideas-all in one anthology. From dragons to mythical death dealers, from murder on the moon to deep space mystery, these stories bring you the hot new talent in science fiction, fantasy & horror. Enjoy these award-winning stories & illustrations, with bonus stories by New York Times bestselling authors Robert J. Sawyer, Todd McCaffrey & L. Ron Hubbard. Learn how to write or improve your craft with tips from Grand Master fantasy author Anne McCaffrey and New York Times bestselling author L. Ron Hubbard. About the Stories: When Gwen's husband is found murdered, she's the only suspect. After all, they were the only two people on the moon.-Moonlight One Flora's father is a mech-soldier of the Slayer Class, but how much of him is really left inside the machine'-The Armor Embrace When an alien with godly intelligence is discovered watching the earth, one man must try to learn if its motives are pure.-Envoy in the Ice If you were stranded in an open boat and the only hope for rescue came from a ghost ship, would dare to ride'-The Devil's Rescue Some gifts come with heavy price tags, and the giver must rise to the occasion.-Tears for Shulna What if an alien asks for your help with a question, and the answer affects the future of the whole human race'-The Drake Equation Barlow has a talent for finding the dead. Or do they find him .-Acquisition When Varga sets out to explore the ancient stronghold of a long- dead wizard, she discovers that the ruins aren't as deserted as she thought.-Obsidian Spire If only that reptile in the sewer were something as predictable as an alligator.-Gator On a distant world among the cloud peaks, the light-hawks promise a rich reward for those daring enough to harvest one.-A Glowing Heart In a world where memories can be stripped, Bill discovers that he has a family he has never known.-The Long Dizzy Down Not all spirits have the best of intentions, and they must be dealt with.-The Woodcutters' Deity You can put an end to something wondrous, but only at a cost.-The Dragon Killer's Daughter In a life-or-death situation, sometimes you wish that you had a really powerful spell. But that begs the question-what is power'-Useless Magic Some devils are as old as a dream, and more evil than men can imagine.-Adramelech When the world needs saving, three children are called to the task.-The Fox, the Wolf, and the Dove Can an aging sorcerer find a way to track down his old nemesis with the small bit of magic he has left, or is he just fooling himself'-The Magnificent Bhajan Read them-and enjoy!
The politics of social policy reform in Eastern Europe by Andrew Lawrence Roberts( )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Writers of the Future, Volume 33 by David Farland( Book )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Science Fiction & Fantasy Anthology and Advice to Writers 2017 the 33rd edition of Writers of the Future may be the best new book yet! Brand-new adventure through space, time and possibility. The answers, the stories, the visions, and the mind-stretching possibilities are all waiting inside. Welcome to the future of Science Fiction and Fantasy. It gets better every year. These are the award winning short stories of the international contest that have launched the writing careers of some of the best new books! BONUS stories and articles on how to write by New York Times best sellers Anne McCaffrey, Robert J. Sawyer, Todd McCaffrey, Larry Elmore and Bob Eggleton. The Writers of the Future contest looks for people with the best imaginations who can see through the possibilities of the strangest and best ideas and tell stories that intrigue us and involve us. Orson Scott Card Celebrate the 33rd anniversary of the Writers of the Future contest and the 28th anniversary of the Illustrators of the Future contest A glimpse of tomorrow's stars! Publishers Weekly
The politics of social policy reform in Eastern Europe by Andrew Lawrence Roberts( )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The subjective and emotional experience of organizational change by Andrew Lawrence Roberts( )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The Thinking Student's Guide to College: 75 Tips for Getting a BetterEducation. Chicago Guides to Academic Life by Andrew Lawrence Roberts( Book )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Each fall, thousands of eager freshmen descend on college and university campuses expecting the best education imaginable: inspiring classes taught by top-ranked professors, academic advisors who will guide them to a prestigious job or graduate school, and an environment where learning flourishes outside the classroom as much as it does in lecture halls. Unfortunately, most of these freshmen soon learn that academic life is not what they imagined. Classes are taught by overworked graduate students and adjuncts rather than seasoned faculty members, undergrads receive minimal attention from advisors or administrators, and potentially valuable campus resources remain outside their grasp. Andrew Roberts' "Thinking Student's Guide to College" helps students take charge of their university experience by providing a blueprint they can follow to achieve their educational goals--whether at public or private schools, large research universities or small liberal arts colleges. An inside look penned by a professor at Northwestern University, this book offers concrete tips on choosing a college, selecting classes, deciding on a major, interacting with faculty, and applying to graduate school. Here, Roberts exposes the secrets of the ivory tower to reveal what motivates professors, where to find loopholes in university bureaucracy, and most importantly, how to get a personalized education. Based on interviews with faculty and cutting-edge educational research, "The Thinking Student's Guide to College" is a necessary handbook for students striving to excel academically, creatively, and personally during their undergraduate years. Chapters of this book are: (1) Introduction; (2) Choosing a College; (3) Choosing Classes; (4) Choosing a Major; (5) Being Successful; (6) Interacting with Professors; (7) Learning outside the Classroom; (8) Going to Graduate School; and (9) Secrets of the Guild: Rules Professors Live By. (Contains 2 tables.)
 
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Alternative Names
Roberts, Andrew.

Roberts, Andrew 1970-

Roberts, Andrew L. 1970-

Roberts, Andrew Lawrence 1970-

Languages
English (66)

Czech (2)