CQ Researcher Bound

Author: CQ Press,
Publisher: CQ Press
ISBN: 1608717135
Release Date: 2011-04-28
Genre: Reference

Packaged in a sturdy cloth edition, the CQ Researcher Bound Volume 2010 includes all 44 cutting-edge CQ Researcher reports published in 2010. Engaging, insightful reports cover topics including: Gays in the military Health-care reform Globalization Closing Guantánam The Obama presidency Reproductive ethics Legalizing marijuana Homeland Security The future of the U.S. auto industry Conflict in Afghanistan Human rights issues Bilingual education vs. English immersion Online privacy rights Nuclear disarmament The state budget crisis

CQ Researcher Bound

Author: CQ Press,
Publisher: CQ Press
ISBN: 1608717135
Release Date: 2011-04-28
Genre: Reference

Packaged in a sturdy cloth edition, the CQ Researcher Bound Volume 2010 includes all 44 cutting-edge CQ Researcher reports published in 2010. Engaging, insightful reports cover topics including: Gays in the military Health-care reform Globalization Closing Guantánam The Obama presidency Reproductive ethics Legalizing marijuana Homeland Security The future of the U.S. auto industry Conflict in Afghanistan Human rights issues Bilingual education vs. English immersion Online privacy rights Nuclear disarmament The state budget crisis

The CQ Researcher Bound Volume 2009 Edition

Author: Thomas Colin
Publisher: CQ Press
ISBN: 1608712494
Release Date: 2010-04-01
Genre: Reference

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The CQ Researcher Bound Volume 2009 Edition

Author: Thomas Colin
Publisher: CQ Press
ISBN: 1608712494
Release Date: 2010-04-01
Genre: Reference

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Guide to Congress

Author: CQ Press
Publisher: CQ Press
ISBN: 9781452235325
Release Date: 2012-09-25
Genre: Political Science

The new edition of this comprehensive, two-volume reference has been thoroughly revised and expanded by expert CQ Press writers—with years of experience covering Congress—to offer a complete institutional history of Congress along with updated insight and analysis on the 2008 and 2010 shifts in power of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives.

ICT Public Administration and Democracy in the Coming Decade

Author: A.J. Meijer
Publisher: IOS Press
ISBN: 9781614992448
Release Date: 2013-06-20
Genre: Political Science

The physicist Neils Bohr allegedly wrote that “Prediction is very difficult, especially about the future”. Many academics believe that serious scholars should never attempt to write about the future, but some awareness of the ways in which the future of e-government may evolve is needed if well-grounded long-term decisions about issues such as infrastructures, institutions and educational programs are to be made. In addition, future-oriented research is of the utmost importance for informed public debate about technological developments with far reaching societal implications. This book marks the 25th anniversary of the permanent study group on e-government of the European Group for Public Administration, and the papers here were first presented at their 2012 meeting in Bucharest, Romania. The invited authors were not asked for rigorous analyses based on systematic empirical research or deeply rooted in a theoretical framework; instead they were challenged to write thoughtful and measured, but provocative, essays about ICT and public administration in the coming decade. Their contributions are reflections on the nature of new and emerging technologies in the public sector and their impact on government and on democracy itself. The book is divided into three sections: the past and present as starting point for thinking about the future of e-government, imagining the future of government, and implications for research and practice. The many questions raised by developments in ICT for future public administration are presented in a clear and thought-provoking manner, and merit more debate. This volume represents a departure from the normal run of academic publications. It is intended both to provoke academics and administrators to think about questions which will affect all of our futures and to offer a range of creative ideas about how the opportunities presented by technology can be exploited to provide better government and governance.

Multidisciplinary Social Networks Research

Author: Leon Shyue-Liang Wang
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9783662450710
Release Date: 2014-09-11
Genre: Computers

This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 2014 Multidisciplinary International Social Networks Research, MISNC 2014, held in Kaohsiung, Taiwan, in September 2014. The 37 full papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from numerous submissions. The papers are organized in topical sections on electronic commerce, e-business management, and social networks; social networks issues on sociology, politics and statistics; information technology for social networks analysis and mining; social networks for global eHealth and bio-medics; security, open data, e-learning and other related topics; intelligent data analysis and its applications.

The Wiley Blackwell Companion to Political Sociology

Author: Edwin Amenta
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781444355079
Release Date: 2012-02-02
Genre: Social Science

The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Political Sociology is a complete reference guide, reflecting the scope and quality of the discipline, and highlighting emerging topics in the field. Global in focus, offering up-to-date topics from an interdisciplinary, international set of scholars addressing key issues concerning globalization, social movements, and citizenship The majority of chapters are new, including those on environmental politics, international terrorism, security, corruption, and human rights Revises and updates all previously published chapters to include new themes and topics in political sociology Provides an overview of scholarship in the field, with chapters working independently and collectively to examine the full range of contributions to political sociology Offers a challenging yet accessible and complete reference guide for students and scholars

Scalar Vector and Matrix Mathematics

Author: Dennis S. Bernstein
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 9781400888252
Release Date: 2018-03-09
Genre: Mathematics

The essential reference book on matrices—now fully updated and expanded, with new material on scalar and vector mathematics Since its initial publication, this book has become the essential reference for users of matrices in all branches of engineering, science, and applied mathematics. In this revised and expanded edition, Dennis Bernstein combines extensive material on scalar and vector mathematics with the latest results in matrix theory to make this the most comprehensive, current, and easy-to-use book on the subject. Each chapter describes relevant theoretical background followed by specialized results. Hundreds of identities, inequalities, and facts are stated clearly and rigorously, with cross-references, citations to the literature, and helpful comments. Beginning with preliminaries on sets, logic, relations, and functions, this unique compendium covers all the major topics in matrix theory, such as transformations and decompositions, polynomial matrices, generalized inverses, and norms. Additional topics include graphs, groups, convex functions, polynomials, and linear systems. The book also features a wealth of new material on scalar inequalities, geometry, combinatorics, series, integrals, and more. Now more comprehensive than ever, Scalar, Vector, and Matrix Mathematics includes a detailed list of symbols, a summary of notation and conventions, an extensive bibliography and author index with page references, and an exhaustive subject index. Fully updated and expanded with new material on scalar and vector mathematics Covers the latest results in matrix theory Provides a list of symbols and a summary of conventions for easy and precise use Includes an extensive bibliography with back-referencing plus an author index

The Art of Access

Author: David Cuillier
Publisher: CQ Press
ISBN: 9781483389233
Release Date: 2010-02-23
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Whatever you're trying to learn about the world—as a journalist or as an informed citizen— public records often hold the key. But what records, where? And how to get them? It starts with understanding the Freedom of Information Act, but what you really need are strategies for dealing with the officials who stand between you and the information you seek. Gaining access to records is an art, one that requires an organized approach and a good understanding of human behavior.

Preventing Regulatory Capture

Author: Daniel Carpenter
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781107512528
Release Date: 2013-10-21
Genre: Political Science

When regulations (or lack thereof) seem to detract from the common good, critics often point to regulatory capture as a culprit. In some academic and policy circles it seems to have assumed the status of an immutable law. Yet for all the ink spilled describing and decrying capture, the concept remains difficult to nail down in practice. Is capture truly as powerful and unpreventable as the informed consensus seems to suggest? This edited volume brings together seventeen scholars from across the social sciences to address this question. Their work shows that capture is often misdiagnosed and may in fact be preventable and manageable. Focusing on the goal of prevention, the volume advances a more rigorous and empirical standard for diagnosing and measuring capture, paving the way for new lines of academic inquiry and more precise and nuanced reform.