ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

First and foremost, I would like to acknowledge the hard work and endless patience of my colleague, mentor and dear friend, Anita Ho, PhD. Without her this project would never have been accomplished. Anita has been present throughout this whole project and despite her own very busy and successful academic career has given so generously of her time in discussing, reading, and shaping my work. She has been a wellspring of scholarly insight and instrumental knowledge. But most importantly she has been a constant and enduring friend and supporter.

I would like to thank Matthew Voell, BA, JD. Matt has provided essential legal information. His insight and ready knowledge have demystified and clarified matters several times over the course of my writing this manuscript.

A special word of thanks goes to Alice Hawkins, MA (Oxon), MS, MPH for her work in the final editing of the manuscript. Her patient and thorough proofing has helped polish this text and make it much more readable. Further acknowledgment must also be made for her important insights and scholarly input into the content of Chapters 4 and 5.

This book is dedicated to my father, who taught me right from wrong.

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