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Research Guide to U.S. and International Interest Groups

Research Guide to U.S. and International Interest Groups

  • Author: Clive S. Thomas
  • Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
  • ISBN: 9780313295430
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 523
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An excellent introductory resource, this compilation covers the major research, literature, and possible future directions of the study of interest groups.

International Relations, International Security, and Comparative Politics

International Relations, International Security, and Comparative Politics

A Guide to Reference and Information Sources

  • Author: Chad M. Kahl
  • Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
  • ISBN: 9781591585190
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 423
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Presents approximately nine hundred annotated entries on English language reference sources including directories, indexes, statistical sources, yearbooks, and chronologies.

Interest Groups and Campaign Finance Reform in the United States and Canada

Interest Groups and Campaign Finance Reform in the United States and Canada

  • Author: Robert G. Boatright
  • Publisher: University of Michigan Press
  • ISBN: 047205144X
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 261
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"In the early 2000s, the United States and Canada implemented new campaign finance laws restricting the ability of interest groups to make political contributions and to engage in political advertising. Whereas both nations' legislative reforms sought to reduce the role of interest groups in campaigns, these laws have had opposite results in the two nations. In the United States, interest groups remained influential by developing broad coalitions aimed at mobilizing individual voters and contributors. In Canada, interest groups largely withdrew from election campaigns, and thus, important voices in elections have gone silent. Robert G. Boatright explains such disparate results by placing campaign finance reforms in the context of ongoing political and technological changes."--Back cover.

Politics In The American States: A Comparative Analysis

Politics In The American States: A Comparative Analysis

  • Author: Virginia Gray,Russell L Hanson
  • Publisher: CQ Press
  • ISBN: 1608719987
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 570
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Fully updated--and with new coeditor Thad Kousser--the tenth edition brings together the high caliber research you expect from this trusted text, with comprehensive and comparative analysis of the fifty states. Students will appreciate the book's glossary, the fully up-todate tables and figures, and the maps showcasing comparative data. A companion website includes downloadable graphics and data.

Handbook of Public Affairs

Handbook of Public Affairs

  • Author: Phil Harris,Craig S Fleisher
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 9780761943938
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 579
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Drawing on the expertise of leading figures in the field, this handbook provides an overview of public affairs and government relations for students, CEOs, association executives, politicians, lobbyists and business managers.

Choice

Choice

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Academic libraries
  • Page: N.A
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American Reference Books Annual

American Reference Books Annual

  • Author: Bohdan S. Wynar
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Reference books
  • Page: N.A
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1970- issued in 2 vols.: v. 1, General reference, social sciences, history, economics, business; v. 2, Fine arts, humanities, science and engineering.

The Book of the States, 2008

The Book of the States, 2008

  • Author: Council of State Governments
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780872928497
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 618
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The Book of the States contains essential and hard-to-find information from each state and territory in easy-to-read summaries, tables and charts. Published since 1935, The Book of the States has been the reference tool of choice for over half-a-century, providing information, answers and comparisons about all 56 U.S. states and territories. Your reference collection will not be complete without this invaluable source. Published annually.

Interest Group Politics in Europe

Interest Group Politics in Europe

Lessons from EU Studies and Comparative Politics

  • Author: Jan Beyers,Rainer Eising,William A. Maloney
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 208
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Interest organizations have always assumed a prominent place in European politics because they link states with citizens, institutionalize the resolution of social conflicts, regulate important sectors of the economy and society, contribute to workable policy outcomes and socialize members into democratic politics. However, the plethora of interest group studies that exist have not consolidated our understanding of these actors. These analyses have been subject to the vagaries of different theoretical perspectives and vary greatly in their conceptual and methodological frameworks. Consequently, a not always complementary and fragmented series of findings has emerged. This book is a systematic and comprehensive effort at investigating and integrating the state of the art in European interest group research. Combining the analysis of interest group politics in the EU with the comparative study of interest organizations, the book seeks to identify the areas about which there is consolidated knowledge, that are marked by controversies, in which considerable uncertainty exists, that have been omitted from research programs and that ought to be part of future studies. Thereby, it provides a general reflection on how the study of interest group politics can be improved by linking it to the comparative study of governance. This book was published as a special issue of West European Politics.

Interest Group Politics in the Northeastern States

Interest Group Politics in the Northeastern States

  • Author: Ronald J. Hrebenar,Clive S. Thomas
  • Publisher: Penn State Press
  • ISBN: 9780271043975
  • Category: Social Science
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The World Factbook

The World Factbook

  • Author: Central Intelligence Agency
  • Publisher: Masterlab
  • ISBN: 8379912136
  • Category: Reference
  • Page: 3100
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The World Factbook provides information on the history, people, government, economy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 267 world entities. The World Factbook is prepared by the Central Intelligence Agency. Comprehensive guide full of facts, maps, flags, and detailed information. A must for travellers, businessmen, politicians, and all who wants to know more about our fascinating world. -- We share these facts with the people of all nations in the belief that knowledge of the truth underpins the functioning of free societies (From official webpage). Tags: world, guide, facts, almanach

Preparing to Study in the USA

Preparing to Study in the USA

15 Things Every International Student Should Know

  • Author: Stacie Nevadomski Berdan,Allan E. Goodman
  • Publisher: BookBaby
  • ISBN: 0872063917
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 81
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The higher education system in the United States is unlike any other in the world. Are you prepared? With billions of dollars of funding, cutting-edge research and innovation, and unmatched flexibility on more than 5,000 campuses, the United States offers unequaled educational opportunities. It welcomes more international students than any other country, students who are seeking a combination of intellectual and cross-cultural experiences that will prepare them to succeed in the global marketplace. But with this depth and breadth also comes complexity and confusion. Succeeding at a U.S. college or university can be difficult if you don’t understand the system. Preparing to Study in the USA addresses the most critical topics identified by U.S. international student advisers, including: - Finding and applying to the right school for you - Understanding the importance of critical thinking and the value of liberal education - Taking full advantage of the broad range of available resources - Immersing yourself in a wide variety of campus activities beyond academics Every student who is considering studying in the United States should read this book.

The Routledge International Handbook of Early Literacy Education

The Routledge International Handbook of Early Literacy Education

A Contemporary Guide to Literacy Teaching and Interventions in a Global Context

  • Author: Natalia Kucirkova,Catherine E. Snow,Vibeke Grøver,Catherine McBride
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • ISBN: 1317659201
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 392
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The Routledge International Handbook of Early Literacy Education offers a pioneering overview of early literacy provision in different parts of the world and brings together interdisciplinary research evidence on effective literacy teaching to inform current and future practice and policy of early literacy. From the problem of identification of literacy difficulties in a particular learning context to supporting the provision of early literacy through digital media, the handbook deals with the major concerns and newest areas of interest in literacy research. With an international and future vision, it provides an accessible guide to the main debates and future trends in the global field of early literacy, and informs academics, policy-makers, practitioners, educators and students about innovative early literacy research methods and instruction. The three sections and 30 ground-breaking chapters reflect a conceptual framework of questions asked by scholars and educators interested in looking beyond traditional definitions of literacy. Part I provides contemporary insights collected by internationally renowned scholars on what literacy is, and what it can offer to young children in the twenty-first century. Part II is a collection of detailed portraits of 14 countries, regions or language communities, and focuses on early literacy provision, practice and policy from across the world. Part III outlines key interventions and research-endorsed practices designed to support home–school connections and children’s reading and writing skills, as well as vocabulary, phonological awareness and narrative abilities, with examples drawn from various home, school and community environments. All chapters promote discussion, critical analysis and questions for reflection and are written in jargon-free language in an easy-to use themed format. This handbook is an indispensable reference guide for practising teachers and student teachers, especially those undertaking postgraduate qualifications, as well as early literacy researchers, policy-makers and school-based literacy leaders.

Who Governs?

Who Governs?

Democracy and Power in an American City

  • Author: Robert Alan Dahl
  • Publisher: Yale University Press
  • ISBN: 9780300103922
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 355
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In this work, one of the most celebrated political scientists of the 20th century offers a powerful interpretation of the location of political power in American urban communities.

Global stock market reforms

Global stock market reforms

  • Author: Paul Stonham
  • Publisher: Gower Publishing Company, Limited
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 157
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Research Guide in Political Science

Research Guide in Political Science

  • Author: Carl Kalvelage,Morley Segal
  • Publisher: Glenview, Ill. : Scott, Foresman
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Political science
  • Page: 244
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Vital Statistics on Interest Groups and Lobbying

Vital Statistics on Interest Groups and Lobbying

  • Author: Holly Brasher
  • Publisher: CQ Press
  • ISBN: 1483366545
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 472
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This latest volume in the CQ Press series on vital statistics in American politics tackles interest groups and lobbying. This book builds from data that has been collected and organized from disclosure forms now required to be filed by registered lobbyists. After providing background about the Lobbying Disclosure Act, the book explores such questions as: When do organizations register to lobby? What are the characteristics of lobbying organizations (varying from professional and trade associations to businesses, coalitions, public interest groups, and intergovernmental groups)? How extensively do organizations lobby on issues? What sorts of efforts do they exert across Congress, the White House, and the various federal agencies? What is involved in terminations of lobbying firms and organizations? What sorts of issues and organizations are most often targeted? And what sorts of moneys are spent and how? Via narrative supported by extensive tables and charts, Vital Statistics on Interest Groups provides a broad, comprehensive, and informative view of lobbying, interest groups, and campaign contributions and their impact on American national politics.

Political Strategy and Tactics

Political Strategy and Tactics

A Practical Guide

  • Author: Laure Paquette
  • Publisher: Nova Publishers
  • ISBN: 9781590334140
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 135
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This book aims to bridge a broadly applicable and validated theory and the practical challenges that face any individual acting in the face of a power imbalance. It underpins the practical advice with a detailed sociology of action of the phenomenon known as strategy. The only thing required to use this strategy is some capacity for abstract thought for planning a strategy and some self-awareness and discipline for implementing it. This book provides a comprehensive overview of the possibilities available to the strategist, and provides a simple method of developing a strategy.

Conflict of Interest in Medical Research, Education, and Practice

Conflict of Interest in Medical Research, Education, and Practice

  • Author: Institute of Medicine,Board on Health Sciences Policy,Committee on Conflict of Interest in Medical Research, Education, and Practice
  • Publisher: National Academies Press
  • ISBN: 0309145449
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 436
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Collaborations of physicians and researchers with industry can provide valuable benefits to society, particularly in the translation of basic scientific discoveries to new therapies and products. Recent reports and news stories have, however, documented disturbing examples of relationships and practices that put at risk the integrity of medical research, the objectivity of professional education, the quality of patient care, the soundness of clinical practice guidelines, and the public's trust in medicine. Conflict of Interest in Medical Research, Education, and Practice provides a comprehensive look at conflict of interest in medicine. It offers principles to inform the design of policies to identify, limit, and manage conflicts of interest without damaging constructive collaboration with industry. It calls for both short-term actions and long-term commitments by institutions and individuals, including leaders of academic medical centers, professional societies, patient advocacy groups, government agencies, and drug, device, and pharmaceutical companies. Failure of the medical community to take convincing action on conflicts of interest invites additional legislative or regulatory measures that may be overly broad or unduly burdensome. Conflict of Interest in Medical Research, Education, and Practice makes several recommendations for strengthening conflict of interest policies and curbing relationships that create risks with little benefit. The book will serve as an invaluable resource for individuals and organizations committed to high ethical standards in all realms of medicine.

Women's Studies

Women's Studies

A Recommended Bibliography

  • Author: Linda A. Krikos,Cindy Ingold
  • Publisher: Libraries Unlimited
  • ISBN: 9781563085666
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 828
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A team of subject specialists has taken on the immense task of documenting publications in the area of women's studies in the last decades of the 20th century. The result is this truly monumental work, which maps the field, covering thousands of titles and Web sites in 19 subject areas published between 1985 and 1999. Intended as a reference and collection development tool, this bibliography provides a guide to women's studies information for each title along with a detailed, often evaluative review. The annotations summarize each work's content, its importance or contribution to women's studies, and its relationship to other titles on the subject. Most reviews cite and describe similar and contrasting titles, substantially extending the coverage. Core titles and titles that are out of print are noted, and reviews indicate which titles are appropriate as texts or supplemental texts.