US Government and Politics

Author: Anthony Bennett

Publisher: Hodder Education

ISBN: 9781444168891

Category: United States

Page: 72

View: 8334

Featuring information and analysis of recent events in US politics, this text provides you with topical source material to draw on for tasks throughout your course, and for answering examination questions.
Posted in United States

US Government & Politics Annual Update 2015

Author: Anthony J Bennett

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1471833429

Category: Political Science

Page: 72

View: 4711

Featuring information and analysis of recent events in US politics, this book provides you with topical source material to draw on for tasks throughout your course, and for answering examination questions. Written by an experienced and acknowledged expert in the field of US politics, this is the book you need if you are aiming for the highest grades at A2. - Reviews the key events and developments of 2014 you need to know, including the midterm elections - Students can analyse up-to-date examples and data to present knowledgeable and persuasive arguments - Written by an expert in US politics who knows what you need to know to get those top grades - The perfect update for your textbook, bringing you right up to date with all the topical material you need to succeed in your exams Contents 1. What can we learn from the 2014 midterm elections? 2. So just how polarised is America? 3. What's the Supreme Court been deciding in 2014? 4. By numbers: the Supreme Court's 2013-14 term 5. How to fix the presidential nomination process 6. Is Obama a weak president? 7. Are congressional committees 'Congress at work'? 8. What about the 2016 elections? Who's Who in US Politics 2015
Posted in Political Science

US Government and Politics

Annual Update 2014

Author: Anthony J. Bennett

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781471804717

Category: United States

Page: N.A

View: 7292

Posted in United States

UK Government & Politics Annual Update 2016

Author: Neil McNaughton,Eric Magee

Publisher: Philip Allan

ISBN: 147186796X

Category: Political Science

Page: 72

View: 4915

Featuring information and analysis of recent events in UK politics, the Annual Update provides you with topical material to draw on for tasks throughout your course, and for answering examination questions. Written by an experienced teacher and examiner and edited by an acknowledged expert in the field of UK politics, this is the book you need if you are aiming for the highest grades at AS. - Reviews all the key events and developments in UK politics that you need to know - Up-to-date examples and data to help you present knowledgeable and persuasive arguments - The perfect update for your textbook, bringing you right up to date with all the topical material you need to achieve your best in your exams Topics covered include: - Jeremy Corbyn: a new kind of politics? - The 2015 general election in perspective (1.): why were Cameron and Sturgeon the two winners? - The 2015 general election in perspective (2): the constitutional implications. - Devolution: is a federal UK inevitable? - The EU referendum: a defining moment in UK politics? - The Liberal Democrat Party: the end or can Tim Farron save them? - George Osborne's Northern Powerhouse: a new era in local government? - The welfare state: is it in danger? - Green Politics: now established in the UK? - Civil liberties: are they under threat in the UK?
Posted in Political Science

World Politics: Trends and Transformations, 2011-2012 Update Edition

Author: Charles Kegley,Shannon Blanton

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 0495906557

Category: Political Science

Page: 704

View: 9387

The leading text in international relations is getting even better. Thoroughly revised for 2011-2012, WORLD POLITICS: TREND AND TRANSFORMATION presents the most comprehensive coverage of any text. This annual update provides the most recent demographic and statistical information available for the course. Using key concepts from major theoretical traditions to analyze both historical and contemporary developments in international relations, the text addresses topics such as war, terrorism, human rights, the environment, and international development while emphasizing an institutional approach to resolving international conflict. Authors Charles W. Kegley and Shannon L. Blanton present each issue in a thought-provoking yet accessible way that prepares students to critically assess the problems, payoffs, pitfalls, and paradoxes of people’s choices about the global future and the probable impact those choices will have on students in the future. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Posted in Political Science

Canada 2012 28ed

Author: Wayne C. Thompson

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1610488830

Category: Education

Page: 211

View: 6138

This is an annually updated presentation of Canada past and present. It is broken down into sections dealing with Canada s culture, geography, people, history (from New France to the constitutional debates in the late 20th century), political system (including the constitution, monarchy, executive, parliament, legal and court system, federalism and the provinces, provincial governments, parties and elections), defense, economy, future and bibliography."
Posted in Education

Tweeting to Power

The Social Media Revolution in American Politics

Author: Jason Gainous,Kevin M. Wagner

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199350639

Category: Political Science

Page: 224

View: 3295

Online social media are changing the face of politics in the United States. Beginning with a strong theoretical foundation grounded in political, communications and psychology literature, Tweeting to Power examines the effect of online social media on how people come to learn, understand and engage in politics. Gainous and Wagner propose that platforms such as Facebook and Twitter offer the opportunity for a new information flow that is no longer being structured and limited by the popular media. Television and newspapers, which were traditionally the sole or primary gatekeeper, can no longer limit or govern what information is exchanged. By lowering the cost of both supplying the information and obtaining it, social networking applications have recreated how, when and where people are informed. To establish this premise, Gainous and Wagner analyze multiple datasets, quantitative and qualitative, exploring and measuring the use of social media by voters and citizens as well as the strategies and approaches adopted by politicians and elected officials. They illustrate how these new and growing online communities are new forums for the exchange of information that is governed by relationships formed and maintained outside traditional media. Using empirical measures, they prove both how candidates utilize Twitter to shape the information voters rely upon and how effective this effort was at garnering votes in the 2010 congressional elections. With both theory and data, Gainous and Wagner show how the social media revolution is creating a new paradigm for political communication and shifting the very foundation of the political process.
Posted in Political Science

Presidential Elections

Strategies and Structures of American Politics

Author: Nelson W. Polsby,Aaron Wildavsky,Steven E. Schier,David A. Hopkins

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 144221225X

Category: Political Science

Page: 352

View: 1428

Brimming with data and examples from the historic 2008 election, and laced with previews of 2012, the thirteenth edition of this classic text offers a complete overview of the presidential election process from the earliest straw polls and fundraisers to final voter turnout and exit interviews. The newest edition's comprehensive coverage includes campaign strategy with overviews of the changes in campaign finance and the growing role of the Internet. Also, the thirteenth edition explores the effect of the forward-creeping presidential nomination process and the sequence of electoral events. All of these aspects and the issues themselves are discussed by a wide array of actors in the electoral process: voters, interest groups, political parties, the media, and the candidates themselves. In the final pages, the authors take a broader view of the American political system and ongoing pressure to reform its institutions in order to address perceived imperfections in the electoral process. The thirteenth edition is a timely update to this essential text on American elections.
Posted in Political Science

Minerals Yearbook - V. 3, Area Reports: International Review

2011, Africa and the Middle East

Author: Mines Bureau,Geological Survey,Interior Department

Publisher: Government Printing Office

ISBN: 9781411336698

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 419

View: 2941

The Minerals Yearbook is an annual publication that reviews the mineral and material industries of the United States and foreign countries. The Yearbook contains statistical data on materials and minerals and includes information on economic and technical trends and development. The Minerals Yearbook includes chapters on approximately 90 commodities and over 175 countries. This volume of the Minerals Yearbook provides an annual review of mineral production and trade and of mineral-related government and industry developments in more than 175 foreign countries. Each report includes sections on government policies and programs, environmental issues, trade and production data, industry structure and ownership, commodity sector developments, infrastructure, and a summary outlook.
Posted in Business & Economics

Better Must Come

Exiting Homelessness in Two Global Cities

Author: Matthew D. Marr

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 0801455537

Category: Social Science

Page: 248

View: 8853

In Better Must Come, Matthew D. Marr reveals how social contexts at various levels combine and interact to shape the experiences of transitional housing program users in two of the most prosperous cities of the global economy, Los Angeles and Tokyo. Marr, who has conducted fieldwork in U.S. and Japanese cities for over two decades, followed the experiences of thirty-four people as they made use of transitional housing services and after they left such programs. This comparative ethnography is groundbreaking in two ways—it is the first book to directly focus on exits from homelessness in American or Japanese cities, and it is the first targeted comparison of homelessness in two global cities. Marr argues that homelessness should be understood primarily as a socially generated, traumatic, and stigmatizing predicament, rather than as a stable condition, identity, or culture. He pushes for movement away from the study of “homeless people” and “homeless culture” toward an understanding of homelessness as a condition that can be transcended at individual and societal levels. Better Must Come prescribes policy changes to end homelessness that include expanding subsidized housing to persons without disabilities and experiencing homelessness chronically, as well as taking broader measures to address vulnerabilities produced by labor markets and housing markets, as well as the rapid deterioration of social safety nets that often results from neoliberal globalization.
Posted in Social Science

Twenty-seventh Report of Session 2012-13

Documents Considered by the Committee on 16 January 2013, Including the Following Recommendations for Debate, Financing of European Political Parties, Report, Together with Formal Minutes

Author: Great Britain: Parliament: House of Commons: European Scrutiny Committee

Publisher: The Stationery Office

ISBN: 9780215053152

Category: Political Science

Page: 96

View: 1143

Posted in Political Science

Minerals Yearbook

Area Reports: International Review 2011, Latin America and Canada

Author: Mines Bureau,Geological Survey,Interior Department

Publisher: Government Printing Office

ISBN: 9781411336704

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 204

View: 2745

The Minerals Yearbook is an annual publication that reviews the mineral and material industries of the United States and foreign countries. The Yearbook contains statistical data on materials and minerals and includes information on economic and technical trends and development. The Minerals Yearbook includes chapters on approximately 90 commodities and over 175 countries. This volume of the Minerals Yearbook provides an annual review of mineral production and trade and of mineral-related government and industry developments in more than 175 foreign countries. Each report includes sections on government policies and programs, environmental issues, trade and production data, industry structure and ownership, commodity sector developments, infrastructure, and a summary outlook.
Posted in Business & Economics

Minerals Yearbook - Area Reports: International Review

2011, V.3, Asia and Pacific

Author: Interior Department, Geological Survey

Publisher: Government Printing Office

ISBN: 9781411336681

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 240

View: 4321

The Minerals Yearbook is an annual publication that reviews the mineral and material industries of the United States and foreign countries. The Yearbook contains statistical data on materials and minerals and includes information on economic and technical trends and development. The Minerals Yearbook includes chapters on approximately 90 commodities and over 175 countries. This volume of the Minerals Yearbook provides an annual review of mineral production and trade and of mineral-related government and industry developments in more than 175 foreign countries. Each report includes sections on government policies and programs, environmental issues, trade and production data, industry structure and ownership, commodity sector developments, infrastructure, and a summary outlook.
Posted in Business & Economics

Protecting the World's Children

Immunisation policies and Practices

Author: Sidsel Roalkvam,Desmond McNeill,Stuart Blume

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 019164451X

Category: Medical

Page: 248

View: 5322

Vaccination programmes now represent a major part of the effort devoted to improving the health of children in developing countries. These donor-funded programmes tend to be global in scope and focus on worldwide goals and targets such as 'polio eradication', and the Millennium Development Goals. Health policy makers at the national level are expected to implement these programmes in a standard manner and report progress according to a few standard indicators. Pressures and incentives to achieve the targets set are then transmitted down to the community level health worker who actually meets the parents and children to implement the programmes. Drawing on first hand, original research in India and Malawi carried out by the contributors, as well as existing literature, Protecting the World's Children: Immunisation policies and practices suggests that there is little or no scope allowed for the effects of variance in the way health systems work, the difficulties and tensions faced by health workers, or differences in the way people think about childhood illnesses that reflect cultural differences. The book argues that the need to show progress can create distortions and lead to the production of misleading data and an unwillingness to report problems. It proposes that vaccines could more effectively serve children's health needs if immunisation programmes are better understood and acknowledged, and if local knowledge and realities were enabled to inform national and international health policy. Written by an international, interdisciplinary team of experts in immunisation policy, Protecting the World's Children is an integrative study of immunisation policy and practice at a global, national and community level, and is an essential resource for researchers and practitioners in international and public health, as well as professionals in international and development studies.
Posted in Medical

2013 Report to Congress of the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission

Committee on Armed Services, House of Representatives, One Hundred Thirteenth Congress, First Session, Hearing Held November 20, 2013

Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Armed Services

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: China

Page: 119

View: 9336

Posted in China

Annual Report

Author: United States. Congressional-Executive Commission on China

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: China

Page: N.A

View: 7475

Posted in China

Socioeconomics of Neuroimaging, An Issue of Neuroimaging Clinics - E-Book

Author: David M. Yousem

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 1455747017

Category: Medical

Page: 240

View: 4681

An especially important issue during these uncertain times, this collection of articles examines Neuroimaging from an economic perspective, with articles that discuss leadership, “turf battles , strategic planning in the face of declining reimbursement, and the impact of teleradiology and telemedicine in cutting costs and improving access. Medicolegal issues are addressed, as is evidence-based medicine and effective utilization. Performance measures and conflict of interest are reviewed, among many other topics.
Posted in Medical

Transportation Challenges and Cybersecurity Post-9/11

Hearing Before the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, United States Senate, One Hundred Eleventh Congress, First Session, December 2, 2009

Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Computer networks

Page: 105

View: 5677

Posted in Computer networks

Computer-readable databases

a directory and data sourcebook

Author: Kathleen Young Marcaccio

Publisher: Gale Group

ISBN: 9780810329461

Category: Computers

Page: 1691

View: 3459

Posted in Computers

Budget of the United States Government

Analytical perspectives

Author: United States. Office of Management and Budget

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Budget

Page: N.A

View: 3580

Posted in Budget