Good Intentions

Author: Maximilian Forte

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 0986802158

Category: History

Page: 302

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How do "good intentions" pave the road for empire? Whether it is iatrogenic violence, voluntourism, the misappropriation of gay rights, or NGOs serving as the Trojan Horses of US dominance and neoliberal social reengineering, contributors to this volume expose and analyze the many ways in which the new imperialism involves partitioning the world into tutors and wards, saviours and victims. Underlying the seduction of imperial elite-lore are established modes of socialization and enculturation, ranging from the elaborate and persistent demonization of chief opponents of US empire to the lionization of military actors commonly rendered as heroes. Also scrutinized in this volume are the domestic social and political costs, reaching as far as the displacement of urban populations to make way for the expansion of the informatic industries of empire, paving the way for the unprecedented dominance of corporations in our daily lives.
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More Than Good Intentions

Improving the Ways the World's Poor Borrow, Save, Farm, Learn, and Stay Healthy

Author: Dean Karlan,Jacob Appel

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101476383

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 320

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A leading economist and researcher report from the front lines of a revolution in solving the world's most persistent problem. When it comes to global poverty, people are passionate and polarized. At one extreme: We just need to invest more resources. At the other: We've thrown billions down a sinkhole over the last fifty years and accomplished almost nothing. Dean Karlan and Jacob Appel present an entirely new approach that blazes an optimistic and realistic trail between these two extremes. In this pioneering book Karlan and Appel combine behavioral economics with worldwide field research. They take readers with them into villages across Africa, India, South America, and the Philippines, where economic theory collides with real life. They show how small changes in banking, insurance, health care, and other development initiatives that take into account human irrationality can drastically improve the well-being of poor people everywhere. We in the developed world have found ways to make our own lives profoundly better. We use new tools to spend smarter, save more, eat better, and lead lives more like the ones we imagine. These tools can do the same for the impoverished. Karlan and Appel's research, and those of some close colleagues, show exactly how. In America alone, individual donors contribute over two hundred billion to charity annually, three times as much as corporations, foundations, and bequests combined. This book provides a new way to understand what really works to reduce poverty; in so doing, it reveals how to better invest those billions and begin transforming the well-being of the world.
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The Coast Of Good Intentions

Author: Michael Byers

Publisher: Granta Books

ISBN: 1783780940

Category: Fiction

Page: 176

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The stories in The Coast of Good Intentions evoke the landscape of the Pacific North-west with impressive ease - crab factories, cranberry bogs, the fog-shrouded shore, the Seattle skyline. Here are ordinary lives in all their messy, unresolved glory.
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The Grammar of Good Intentions

Race and the Antebellum Culture of Benevolence

Author: Susan M. Ryan

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 9780801489853

Category: History

Page: 235

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Susan M. Ryan explores antebellum Americans' preoccupation with the language and practice of benevolence. Drawing on a variety of cultural and literary texts, she traces how people working and writing within social reform movements--and their outspoken opponents--helped solidify racial and class ideologies that ultimately marginalized even the most "deserving" poor. "The links between race and the relations of benevolence occasioned much soul-searching among antebellum Americans," Ryan explains. "In a period of heated public debate over issues such as slavery, Indian removal, and non-Protestant immigration, the categories of blackness, Indianness, and a generic 'foreignness' came to signify, for many whites, need itself." Ryan puts familiar literary works such as Herman Melville's The Confidence-Man, Frederick Douglass's My Bondage and My Freedom, and Harriet Beecher Stowe's Uncle Tom's Cabin back into dialogue with a broad range of print materials: the reports of charity societies, African American and Native American newspapers, juvenile fiction, travel writing, cartoons, sermons, and tract literature. In the process, she dispels the myth that authors usually classified as literary were responding to a simple and unquestioned cult of benevolence. Rather, she contends, they were participating in the complex and often rancorous debates occurring within the broader culture over how good intentions should be expressed and enacted.Ryan's inquiry into the antebellum culture of benevolence has implications for contemporary U.S. society, resonating especially with recent debates over welfare reform, the politics of compassionate conservatism, and representations of "welfare queens" and violent urban youth. As Ryan writes, "The conversations that this book reconstructs remind us of our ongoing participation in the national ritual of laying claim to good intentions."
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Good Intentions

Nine Hot-Button Issues Viewed Through the Eyes of Faith

Author: Charles North,Robert Smietana

Publisher: Moody Publishers

ISBN: 9780802479679

Category: Religion

Page: 224

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We often struggle to answer the question: What is the right thing to do here? Good Intentions suggests that it is possible to do good in economic matters if we begin with the right assumptions (and begins to ask the right questions): —Is greed ever good? —How can we give poor kids a million bucks? —How did Ben and Jerry get so rich? —Is capitalism ruining the environment? —Do immigrants take American jobs? Our actions can produce outcomes that reflect what we value.
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With Good Intentions

Euro-Canadian and Aboriginal Relations in Colonial Canada

Author: Celia Haig-Brown,David A. Nock

Publisher: UBC Press

ISBN: 0774842490

Category: Social Science

Page: 368

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With Good Intentions examines the joint efforts of Aboriginal people and individuals of European ancestry to counter injustice in Canada when colonization was at its height, from the mid-nineteenth to the early twentieth century. These people recognized colonial wrongs and worked together in a variety of ways to right them, but they could not stem the tide of European-based exploitation. The book is neither an apologist text nor an attempt to argue that some colonizers were simply "well intentioned." Almost all those considered here -- teachers, lawyers, missionaries, activists -- had as their overall goal the Christianization and civilization of Canada's First Peoples. By discussing examples of Euro-Canadians who worked with Aboriginal peoples, With Good Intentions brings to light some of the lesser-known complexities of colonization.
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Good Intentions, Bad Outcomes

Social Policy, Informality, and Economic Growth in Mexico

Author: Santiago Levy

Publisher: Brookings Institution Press

ISBN: 9780815701637

Category: Political Science

Page: 372

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Despite various reform efforts, Mexico has experienced economic stability but little growth. Today more than half of all Mexican workers are employed informally, and one out of every four is poor. Good Intentions, Bad Outcomes argues that incoherent social programs significantly contribute to this state of affairs and it suggests reforms to improve the situation. Over the past decade, Mexico has channeled an increasing number of resources into subsidizing the creation of low-productivity, informal jobs. These social programs have hampered growth, fostered illegality, and provided erratic protection to workers, trapping many in poverty. Informality has boxed Mexico into a dilemma: provide benefits to informal workers at the expense of lower growth and reduced productivity or leave millions of workers without benefits. Former finance official Santiago Levy proposes how to convert the existing system of social security for formal workers into universal social entitlements. He advocates eliminating wage-based social security contributions and raising consumption taxes on higher-income households to simultaneously increase the rate of growth of GDP, reduce inequality, and improve benefits for workers. Go od Intentions, Bad Outcomes considers whether Mexico can build on the success of Progresa-Oportunidades, a targeted poverty alleviation program that originated in Mexico and has been replicated in over 25 countries as well as in New York City. It sets forth a plan to reform social and economic policy, an essential element of a more equitable and sustainable development strategy for Mexico.
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The Politics of Good Intentions

History, Fear and Hypocrisy in the New World Order

Author: David Runciman

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9781400827121

Category: Political Science

Page: 224

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Tony Blair has often said that he wishes history to judge the great political controversies of the early twenty-first century--above all, the actions he has undertaken in alliance with George W. Bush. This book is the first attempt to fulfill that wish, using the long history of the modern state to put the events of recent years--the war on terror, the war in Iraq, the falling out between Europe and the United States--in their proper perspective. It also dissects the way that politicians like Blair and Bush have used and abused history to justify the new world order they are creating. Many books about international politics since 9/11 contend that either everything changed or nothing changed on that fateful day. This book identifies what is new about contemporary politics but also how what is new has been exploited in ways that are all too familiar. It compares recent political events with other crises in the history of modern politics--political and intellectual, ranging from seventeenth-century England to Weimar Germany--to argue that the risks of the present crisis have been exaggerated, manipulated, and misunderstood. David Runciman argues that there are three kinds of time at work in contemporary politics: news time, election time, and historical time. It is all too easy to get caught up in news time and election time, he writes. This book is about viewing the threats and challenges we face in real historical time.
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Good Intentions

Author: Patricia O'Brien

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781575663111

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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When an obsessed listener begins to harass her mother and daughter, Chicago radio talk show host Rachel Snow begins to realize that the stranger may already be acquainted with the most intimate secrets of her life
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Good Intentions

Pledges of Aid for Postconflict Recovery

Author: Shepard Forman,Stewart Patrick

Publisher: Lynne Rienner Publishers

ISBN: 9781555878795

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 432

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This comparative study is concerned with the causes - and consequences - of failures to fulfill pledges to aid postconflict and transitional societies. In each of the six case studies, the coauthors first establish the sources, composition, and objectives of pledged aid and examine aid conditionality, delivery, and coordination. They then trace aid absorption, benefits, and impact on peace building and recovery. Finally, they assess the causes, consequences, and lessons of pledge gaps: What explains shortfalls in aid delivery? What social, economic, and political difficulties have ensued? And what does the experience suggest for future multilateral efforts at transition assistance? Good intentions notwithstanding, it is clear that recurrent delays and failures in aid follow-through can threaten vulnerable polities whose collapse would endanger regional peace and security.
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Despite Good Intentions

Why Development Assistance to the Third World Has Failed

Author: Thomas W. Dichter

Publisher: Univ of Massachusetts Press

ISBN: 9781558493933

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 303

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For more than thirty-five years, Thomas W. Dichter has worked in the field of international development, managing and evaluating projects for nongovernmental organizations, directing a Peace Corps country program, and serving as a consultant for such agencies as USAID, UNDP, and the World Bank. On the basis of this extensive and varied experience, he has become an outspoken critic of what he terms the "international poverty alleviation industry." He believes that efforts to reduce world poverty have been well-intentioned but largely ineffective. On the whole, the development industry has failed to serve the needs of the people it has sought to help. To make his case, Dichter reviews the major trends in development assistance from the 1960s through the 1990s, illustrating his analysis with eighteen short stories based on his own experiences in the field. The analytic chapters are thus grounded in the daily life of development workers as described in the stories. Dichter shows how development organizations have often become caught up in their own self-perpetuation and in public relations efforts designed to create an illusion of effectiveness. Tracing the evolution of the role of money (as opposed to ideas) in development assistance, he suggests how financial imperatives have reinforced the tendency to sponsor time-bound projects, creating a dependency among aid recipients. He also examines the rise of careerism and increased bureaucratization in the industry, arguing that assistance efforts have become disconnected from important lessons learned on the ground, and often lessons of world history. In the end, Dichter calls for a more light-handed and artful approach to development assistance, with fewer agencies and experts involved. His stance is pragmatic, rather than ideological or political. What matters, he says, is what works, and the current practices of the development industry are simply not effective.
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American prisons

a history of good intentions

Author: Blake McKelvey

Publisher: Patterson Smith

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 408

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Traces the origins and evolution of prisons in America and describes the progress of reform up to the early twentieth century
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Good Intentions, Evil Deeds

Author: Mwakimatu, Juma Mwamgwirani

Publisher: Mkuki na Nyota Publishers

ISBN: 9987753868

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 86

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Meet Rodgers, the boy who goes through great trouble to protect his best friend, Juma, from a harsh teacher at school. Penetrating the diversity of cultures, Mickey’s loyalty and closeness to her friend Rodgers is exemplary. The myth of discrimination is yet again beautifully dispelled in how Chuna, the young girl with albinism, is loved and adored in her adopted family, despite a few who still show ignorance.
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Theatre of Good Intentions

Challenges and Hopes for Theatre and Social Change

Author: D. Snyder-Young

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137293039

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 156

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Theatre of Good Intentions examines limitations of theatre in the creation of social and political change. This book looks at some of the reasons why achieving such goals is hard; examining what theatre can and can't do. It examines a range of applied and political theatre case studies, focusing on theatre's impact on participants and spectators.
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Paved with Good Intentions

The NGO Experience in North Korea

Author: L. Gordon Flake,Scott Snyder

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780275981570

Category: Political Science

Page: 168

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Includes statistics.
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Good Intentions Overruled

A Critique of Empowerment in the Routine Organization of Mental Health Services

Author: Elizabeth Townsend

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 9780802078025

Category: Medical

Page: 217

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Townsend illustrates how attempts by occupational therapists to enable empowerment in everyday practice are thwarted by the institutional processes of admission, accountability, decision making, budgeting, risk management, and discharge.
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Good Intentions Gone Awry

Emma Crosby and the Methodist Mission on the Northwest Coast

Author: Jan Hare,Jean Barman

Publisher: UBC Press

ISBN: 0774840692

Category: History

Page: 344

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Emma Crosby's letters to family and friends in Ontario shed light on a critical era and bear witness to the contribution of missionary wives. They mirror the hardships and isolation she faced as well as her assumptions about the supremacy of Euro-Canadian society and of Christianity. They speak to her "good intentions" and to the factors that caused them to "go awry." The authors critically represent Emma's sincere convictions towards mission work and the running of the Crosby Girls' Home (later to become a residential school), while at the same time exposing them as a product of the times in which she lived. They also examine the roles of Native and mixed-race intermediaries who made possible the feats attributed to Thomas Crosby as a heroic male missionary persevering on his own against tremendous odds.
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GOOD INTENTIONS

Author: A. ADEKOYA

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1496976339

Category: Fiction

Page: 26

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Good Intentions is one of the series “my book of short stories by A. Adekoya”. In these series, you will come across a handful of fantastic stories which you are guaranteed to learn a lesson or two from, everytime. Look out for more publications from this series, and ....................happy reading!
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The King of Good Intentions

Author: John Andrew Fredrick

Publisher: Verse Chorus Press

ISBN: 1891241931

Category: Fiction

Page: 272

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Set in Los Angeles in the early 90s, the novel chronicles the early days of an indie band as they meet, practice, make their first record, and get their first break/big gig. It’s also the story of the the flowering love affair between John and Jenny, the two charming if troubled guitarists/singers in the band. John is by day a misanthropic substitute teacher in the zany, sometimes horrific LA Unified School District; Jenny is an mysterious recovering child prodigy. Along the way, the couple and their bandmates make momentous discoveries about themselves and the Hollywood milieu in which they struggle to succeed, a world peopled by narcissistic actors, wannabe screenwriters, pretentious musicians, weirdo fans, crazy neighbors -- and an emu. The King of Good Intentions was originally to have been published by Henry Rollins’s 2.13.61 press in 1999. When Rollins decided henceforth to publish only his own work, Fredrick set the novel aside to focus on his musical and teaching career. Now it will finally make its long overdue debut.
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Good Intentions

Author: William Wymark Jacobs

Publisher: Litres

ISBN: 5041239940

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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