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  • .The research described in this report was sponsored by the Smith Richardson Foundation and was conducted under the auspices of the International Security and Defense Policy Center within the RAND National Security Research Division (NSRD). NSRD conducts research and analysis for the Office of the Secretary of Defense, the Joint Staff, the Unified Commands, the defense agencies, the Department of the Navy, the Marine Corps, the U.S. Coast Guard, the U.S. Intelligence Community, allied foreign governments, and foundations....

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  • More than 20 years have passed since the first edition of this book appeared. In 1978, public sector personnel management seemed complex but still quite straightforward. The first edition was fewer than 300 pages with a fairly simplistic structure. We began with an extensive historical section explaining the political context of personnel, which we felt had been largely ignored by the standard personnel textbooks of the time—indeed, we felt that was perhaps the most important reason for us to write a new textbook.

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  • When we eventually look back at the intellectual shibboleths of the high capitalist period—say the last three centuries—few ingrained assumptions will look so wrongheaded or so globally destructive as the common-sense separation of society and nature. Historically and geographically, most societies have avoided such a stark presumption as hubristic folly, but from physicists to sociologists, physicians to poets, the brains of the ascendant capitalist “west” not only embraced but made a virtue of society’s separation from nature (and vice versa).

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  • South Africa offers a rich context for the study of the interrelationship between the media and identity. The essays collected here explore the many diverse elements of this interconnection, and give fresh focus to topics that scholarship has tended to overlook, such as the pervasive impact of tabloid newspapers. Interrogating contemporary theory, the authors shed new light on how identities are constructed through the media, and provide case studies that illustrate the complex process of identity renegotiation taking place currently in post-apartheid South Africa.

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  • In this chapter, you will explore political and legal systems around the world. You will also learn how companies monitor and manage political risks. Acquaint yourself with ethics and social responsibility issues in a global context. Explore how relations among countries affect international business.

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  • The Advertising Handbook is the ideal book for anyone interested in the how and why of advertising. Sean Brierley places the industry in its social, historical and political context. He explains the structure of the advertising industry and the role of those who work in it.

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  • The previous edition of Energy Technology Perspectives(ETP), published in summer 2008, called for an energy technology revolution to tackle the undesirable consequences of our current patterns of energy supply and use. It also highlighted that, if we did not alter course, concerns about energy security and the threat of dangerous climate change would only become much worse. So what – if any – progress have we made over the last two years in meeting these challenges? At first sight, it may seem as though not much has changed.

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  • The last few years have witnessed tremendous changes in the syllabi of environmentally related courses at Advanced Level and in tertiary education. Moreover, there have been major alterations in the way degree and diploma courses are organised in colleges and universities. Syllabus changes reflect the increasing interest in environmental issues, their significance in a political context and their increasing relevance in everyday life.

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  • FOR OVER 35 years Mirjan Damaška’s work has shone like a beacon over those who try to make sense of the similarities and differences between national legal systems. As someone who was a professor of law at the University of Zagreb Law School before coming to the United States to teach at the University of Pennsylvania and then at Yale, his work reflects an unparalleled range of erudition and a deep understanding of the common law and civil law traditions born of personal experience.

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  • When States Go Broke collects insights and analyses from leading academics and practitioners who discuss the ongoing fiscal crisis among the American states. No one disagrees with the idea that the states face enormous political and fiscal challenges. There is, however, little consensus on how to fix the perennial problems associated with these challenges. This volume fills an important gap in the dialogue by offering an academic analysis of the many issues broached by these debates.

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  • With the international order experiencing rapid change,many new and complex global issues have arisen. Most of these are having an impact on the East Asian region. Within this region, two very sensitive problems, the North Korean nuclear issue and territorial dispute in the South China Sea, remain unsolved.

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  • Photograph* of Faith from space show no political boundaries, reminding us that national distinctions arc man made. But the agencies responsible for those pictures, other missions to Earth orbit, and probes to deep space are inevitably national or multinational. Each has its own set of constituencies, procedures, capabilities, and limitations.

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  • This book examines general changes in the regulation of the health professions in the United Kingdom from a social scientific perspective. It also considers the historical and contemporary development of regulation for a selection of key occupational groups in this context, with reference to wider debates about the health professions. Interest in new approaches to regulation was prompted by the fact that, by the late 1990s, a number of important shifts were taking place in relation to such groups in this country. These included the following trends.

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  • The United Nations Fourth World Conference on Women held in Beijing in 1995 established gender equality as a basic principle in development cooperation. Gender equality refers to equality of opportunity, rights, distribution of resources and benefits, responsibilities for women and men in private and public life and in the value accorded to male and female characteristics. Promotion of gender equality is not only concerned with women’s issues, but also covers broader actions to be taken by both women and men.

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  • Today, democratic public media systems in Europe, North America, and elsewhere face challenges on a number of fronts.

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  • Technical notes (on page 331) provide information detailing the specific data sources for key indicators as well as guidance for the interpretation of the statistics. Official United Nations estimates are used for all MDG indicators. These figures are supplemented, as necessary, by additional standard data sources. Information on social and political contexts and policy priorities have been obtained from UNFPA country offices and standard United Nations reports.

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  • The contributors to this third volume of How Canadians Communicate focus on the question "What does Canadian popular culture have to say about the construciton and negotiation of Canadian national identity?" They show how popular culture is negotiated across the different terrains where a sense of national identity is built, by producers and audiences, government and industry, history and geography, ethnicities, and citizenships. Canada does indeed have a popular culture distinct from other nations, and these contributors are out to prove it.

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  • The theme of Medinfo2007 is “Building Sustainable Health Systems”. Particular foci are health challenges for the developing and developed world, the social and political context of health care, the knowledge that is needed for safe and effective health care, and the difficult task of building and maintaining complex health information systems. Sustainable health information systems are those that can meet today’s needs without compromising the needs of future generations. It is a challenge and an opportunity to develop and implement systems that can be improved – not replaced.

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  • My previous work, Making Civil Rights Law: Thurgood Marshall and the Supreme Court, 1936-1961 (Oxford University Press, 1994), examines Marshall's legal career before his appointment to the federal bench in 1961. The first chapter of this book describes Marshall's route to the Supreme Court from 1961 to 1967. The remainder of the book uses Marshall's experience on the Supreme Court as a vehicle for examining the Court as a whole during his tenure.

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  • The objectives: showing realistic way for ROK and Vietnam to upgrade and develop their relations in all sectors, including political and military cooperation; proposing somerecommendations for a “ROK-Vietnam new mid and long term strategicvision”, a new strategic cooperative model in the years to come.

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