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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.

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.

Regierungssystem der USA

Regierungssystem der USA

Lehr- und Handbuch

  • Author: Wolfgang Jäger,Christoph M. Haas,Wolfgang Welz
  • Publisher: Oldenbourg Verlag
  • ISBN: 348671127X
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 563
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Der nunmehr in dritter Auflage erscheinende Band ist als eine wissenschaftlich-systematische Einführung in das Regierungssystem der USA konzipiert. Er macht die besonderen Bedingungen des innen- und außenpolitischen Prozesses in den Vereinigten Staaten von Amerika für seine Leserinnen und Leser verständlich. Im Vordergrund der Betrachtungen stehen die Verfassungsordnung und die politischen Institutionen sowie die sie tragenden und beeinflussenden Kräfte.

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: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317995848
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 224
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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.

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.

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.

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.

A Guide to Integrative Pediatrics for the Healthcare Professional

A Guide to Integrative Pediatrics for the Healthcare Professional

  • Author: Sanghamitra M. Misra,Ana Maria Verissimo
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 3319068350
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 98
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In response to the rise in chronic medical conditions--and the growing use of complementary and alternative therapies--among pediatric and adolescent patients, healthcare practitioners are taking a serious look at pediatric integrative medicine (PIM). Although it dovetails with current concepts of preventive medicine, wellness, and patient control, PIM is still an evolving field with its own particular challenges and opportunities. A Guide to Integrative Pediatrics for the Healthcare Professional explores its subject through the more familiar lens of integrative medicine. This concise comprehensive resource synthesizes the knowledge base on a range of therapies commonly associated with PIM, such as acupuncture, herbal remedies, clinical hypnosis, yoga, homeopathy, and therapeutic massage, with findings on their effective use with children. Case examples illustrate uses of PIM modalities with allopathic medicine to treat young patients at various developmental stages, and the authors pinpoint safety and appropriateness concerns, answer licensing questions, and note clinical areas requiring further study. The wide-ranging information contained here will help support interest in PIM at the research, training, and practice levels. Features of the Guide: An introduction to basic concepts in PIM. Trends in IM/PIM education. A survey of complementary and alternative therapies, including biologically-based, body-based, mind-body, energy-based, and alternative whole systems. Current evidence for IM in treating common pediatric conditions. The future of integrative pediatrics. References and links for further information. Offering a front-row seat to the continued expansion of the field, A Guide to Integrative Pediatrics for the Healthcare Professional is a salient text not only for pediatricians but for all healthcare practitioners tasked with improving children's wellbeing. “/p>

Space Stations

Space Stations

Systems and Utilization

  • Author: Ernst Messerschmid,Reinhold Bertrand
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN: 9783540654643
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 566
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The design of space stations like the recently launched ISS is a highly complex and interdisciplinary task. This book describes component technologies, system integration, and the potential usage of space stations in general and of the ISS in particular. It so adresses students and engineers in space technology. Ernst Messerschmid holds the chair of space systems at the University of Stuttgart and was one of the first German astronauts.

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.

Business, Politics, and the Practice of Government Relations

Business, Politics, and the Practice of Government Relations

  • Author: Charles S. Mack
  • Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
  • ISBN: 9781567200577
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 267
  • View: 569
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Practical, up-to-date coverage of all of the critical aspects of building and managing a successful, cost-effective government relations program that uses the newest technologies, offering special guidance for practitioners in both the public and private sectors.

Capturing Nursing History

Capturing Nursing History

A Guide to Historical Methods in Research

  • Author: Sandra B. Lewenson, EdD, RN, FAAN,Eleanor Krohn Herrmann, EdD, RN, FAAN
  • Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
  • ISBN: 9780826115652
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 256
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Winner of the 2008 AJN Book of the Year Award! Named an Outstanding Academic Title for 2008 byChoice! "This well written and well edited book fills a unique gap....[one of the] precious few [books] that focus on science or medicine and [one of] even fewer that cover the history of nursing."(Three Stars)--Doody's Book Review Service While there have been many research texts in the nursing literature, and nursing history is both taught in courses and of popular interest to practicing nurses, there has never been a hands-on text that describes the process of doing historical research in nursing. This book, contributed by well-known and respected nurse historians, provides the necessary direction, guidance, and examples needed to conduct historical research. It covers such topics as historiography, biographical research, using artifacts in historical research, doing archival and other data searches, doing international historical research, and locating funding sources for historical research. Case studies will be used throughout to illustrate various methods and describe how, why, when, and where historical research is used in nursing. Features of this edition: Provides direction and tools for conducting historical research Describes types of research, including biographical and oral histories Covers frameworks used to study historical events, such as social, political, feminist, intellectual, and cultural Addresses contemporary issues such as preserving and storing digitalized and tape-recorded data and obtaining institutional review board (IRB) approval for research, and addressing ethical and legal issues in historical research Includes case studies that provide a "how-to" guide to conducting research

International Activities of the National Academy of Sciences-National Research Council, 1964/1965

International Activities of the National Academy of Sciences-National Research Council, 1964/1965

  • Author: National Academy of Sciences (U.S.)
  • Publisher: National Academies
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category:
  • Page: 70
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Environmental Policy and Public Health

Environmental Policy and Public Health

Air Pollution, Global Climate Change, and Wilderness

  • Author: William N. Rom
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 1118095669
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 448
  • View: 5939
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This textbook provides an overview of the major environmentalpolicy issues, past and present, and explains the interplay amonglaw, science, and advocacy as related to environmental policymakingin the United States and abroad. Environmental Policy and Public Health examines the main sourcesof pollution and threats to environmental integrity and exploresthe consequences of pollution on the environment and thepopulation. Throughout the book, noted environmental policy expertWilliam N. Rom explains the legal basis for environmental action,beginning with the Clean Air Act, the Wilderness Act, the NationalEnvironmental Policy Act, the Endangered Species Act, andinternational treaties. In addition to providing information aboutexisting laws, the author presents potential policy alternativesthat offer real-world solutions. Comprehensive in scope, the book incorporates developments inlaw, economics, global warming, and air pollution. EnvironmentalPolicy and Public Health covers these topics and also puts anemphasis on wilderness protection. An important focus of the bookis an assessment of the role of policy analysis in the formationand implementation of national and local environmental policy. Companion Web site: www.josseybass.com/go/rom

India: Government and Politics in a Developing Nation

India: Government and Politics in a Developing Nation

  • Author: Stanley Kochanek,Robert Hardgrave
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • ISBN: 0495007498
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 560
  • View: 9176
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INDIA: GOVERNMENT and POLITICS IN A DEVELOPING NATION, 7e, is the authoritative textbook on India. The text discusses India’s political and economic development, its experiences with democracy, its foreign policy, and its institutional structure. Kochanek and Hardgrave do a very thorough job of discussing all of this within a broader historical and cultural context. This new edition includes coverage of the latest elections and governmental changes, as well as coverage of India’s growth as an economic market. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Cengage Advantage Books: American Government and Politics Today, Brief Edition, 2008-2009

Cengage Advantage Books: American Government and Politics Today, Brief Edition, 2008-2009

  • Author: Steffen Schmidt,Mack Shelley,Barbara Bardes
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • ISBN: 0495503223
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 456
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With new engaging features and a great low price as part of the Wadsworth Advantage Series, AMERICAN GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS TODAY: BRIEF EDITION, 2008-2009 helps students experience the excitement that comes from active, informed citizenship. Praised for its balanced and up-to-the-minute coverage, this bestselling book focuses on the fundamentals -- the constitutional, governmental, political, social, and economic structures and processes that are the core of American government. The text also includes coverage of policy and analysis issues, as well as three appendices. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Global Institutions and Social Knowledge

Global Institutions and Social Knowledge

Generating Research at the Scripps Institution and the Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission, 1900s–1990s

  • Author: Virginia M. Walsh
  • Publisher: MIT Press
  • ISBN: 9780262265102
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 208
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This theoretical and empirical study examines the influence of global institutions on the generation of scientific knowledge. Virginia Walsh's approach reverses the traditional focus of international relations literature—which most often deals with how scientific knowledge influences institutions—and offers an original way to look at international environmental governance. After proposing a theory of institutional mechanisms by which global institutions shape the generation of knowledge, the book turns to detailed case studies of two institutions in the under- studied but vital area of marine science, the Scripps Institute of Oceanography and the Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission, to illustrate these mechanisms. In part 1, "Theory," the book identifies three specific mechanisms or "fixes" that provide the means by which institutions shape the generation and use of knowledge. With the positional fix, key individuals use their social roles or positions in an institution to influence the beliefs of members or fix the direction of research. The statutory fix occurs when beliefs gain acceptance as a consequence of being embedded in rules or treaties. The committee fix is illustrated in the regularized practices through which social groups accept statements as group beliefs. Part 2, "Evidence," shows these mechanisms at work in the two case studies. The Scripps Institution, for example, illustrates the positional fix, as successive directors used their position to frame research. The Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission, on the other hand, exemplifies both the statutory fix and the committee fix in its regulatory actions.

Tenure rights and access to forests: A training manual for research: Part I. A guide to key issues

Tenure rights and access to forests: A training manual for research: Part I. A guide to key issues

  • Author: Larson, A.M.
  • Publisher: CIFOR
  • ISBN: 6028693847
  • Category:
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