His debut novel, Spoils, draws on his experience of serving in the US army in Iraq. Van Reet, a trim Texas-born 35-year-old, is not from the Andy Mc Nab school of boasting.
Quietly spoken and modest, he downplays his war record.
Using a foundation of social exchange theory, the analyses illustrate the differences between the dating attitudes and expectations of Chinese women and men.
Per traditional expectations, both sexes place a low priority on sexual behaviors, yet more progressive attitudes and behaviors are also evident.
Fewer than 5 percent of practitioners believed that scholars "should not be involved" in policy making.
Where scholars and policymakers diverge is in their assessments of how best to do social science.
When academics were asked in 2008 how they should contribute to the policymaking process, their top four answers were: as creators of new information/knowledge (72 percent), informal advisors (49 percent), trainers of policymakers (29 pecent), and formal participants (24 percent). That’s pretty damn stupid advice for most novelists who mainly know about sitting alone in rooms writing.It explains why there are so many balls-achingly dull novels about novelists writing novels about being novelists.Women, in particular, appear to be more focused on pragmatic qualities in prospective partners.The influence of individualist values and the changing cultural norms pertaining to dating and familial roles are discussed.Prof Hamilton's plea to introduce fees higher than £9,000 for top institutions would not merely create a market between universities, it would also create a market between pupils.