Michael Schudson shows how the “right to know” has defined a new era for democracy—less focus on parties and elections, more pluralism and more players, year-round monitoring of government, and a blurring line between politics and ...
Author: Michael Schudson
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Modern transparency dates to the 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s—well before the Internet. Michael Schudson shows how the “right to know” has defined a new era for democracy—less focus on parties and elections, more pluralism and more players, year-round monitoring of government, and a blurring line between politics and society, public and private.
Bodies that monitor compliance with treaties that give rise to the right to
reproductive health information include the UN Human Rights Committee , the
Economic , Social and Cultural Committee , the Committee on the Elimination of ...
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
Category: Social Science
The Right to Know explores the crucial role of information in enabling women to protect their own health and the health of their families. Chapters on various countries expose the ways governments around the world censor, manipulate, and fail to provide information about abortion, contraception, AIDS, and other threats to reproductive health, and examine the role of religion, culture, and foreign aid programs in restricting information. Placing these practices in the context of international human rights law, the book identifies government obligations to respect women's right of access to information and lays out how these obligations can be applied in practice to protect women's health and reproductive choice.
THE RIGHT TO KNOW C.G. Weeramantry TM 1. INTRODUCTION The
expression “ the right to know ' is now well - entrenched in legal literature ' but
much work still lies ahead in working out its status in international law and in
domestic legal ...
Author: Ko Swan Sik
Publisher: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers
The "Asian Yearbook of International Law" is the first publication dedicated primarily to international law as seen from an Asian perspective. It provides a forum for the publication of articles in the field of international law written by experts from the region, and also other articles relating to Asian topics. Its aim is twofold: to promote the dissemination of knowledge of international law in Asia and to provide an insight into Asian views and practices, which will be especially useful to a non-Asian readership. As a rule, each volume of the "Asian Yearbook" contains Articles, Notes, State Practice, a Chronicle of Events and Incidents, United Nations Activities with Special Relevance to Asia, a Survey of Activities of the Asian-African Legal Consultative Committee, a Bibliography and a Documents section.
SECURING THE RIGHT TO KNOW As Americans became more aware about
pesticides and other hazardous substances in the environment, they began to
demand the “right to know” about the toxic chemicals in their communities.
Author: Kate Davies
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Category: Environmental health
This is the first book to offer a comprehensive examination of the Environmental Health Movement, which unlike many parts of the environmental movement, focuses on ways toxic chemicals and other hazardous agents in the environmental effect human health and well-being.
The books below cover a variety of general subjects, the fascinating ones are on
the events of Iraq. All Americans ought to know the details of Iraq, one of the most
incomprehensible events in our history and typical, if extreme, of the right wing.
Author: John T Stinson
The terrible result in Iraq is the consequence of bad planning and misbegotten ideology on a scale never before seen in America. This book explains how it developed out of a reactionary right wing movement that came to power with Ronald Reagan and has since dominated the American political scene. The history of the right wing is traced from the Goldwater campaign of 1964 and key aspects of the ideology are examined. With this background, actions of the Bush administration are shown as carefully following the doctrine, often against the nation's interest, as with Iraq. Right wing practice turned a mistake into the worst ever-American foreign policy boondoggle and for the present lost the war on terror. The full dimensions of the Iraq debacle and how the right rose to power are not well understood thanks to the influence of a right wing controlled media and the most successful propaganda campaign in the history of the world. How it achieved this insidious position is another primary topic. How an aristocracy of wealth rose to power and destroyed our manufacturing, our financial well-being, and our international standing makes for a fascinating tale.
selves, then even those who turn out to be uninformed cannot be asked to be
quiet until the discussion shifts to something they do know about. But, to
paraphrase a quip attributed to Winston Churchill, sometimes people have to
stand up and ...
Author: Thomas J. Main
Publisher: Brookings Institution Press
Category: Political Science
What is the Alt-Right, and how will it affect America? Donald Trump’s election as president in 2016 suddenly brought to prominence a political movement that few in political circles or the mainstream media had paid much attention to: the so-called Alt-Right. Steven Bannon, Trump's campaign manager, was a leading figure in the movement, and the election results seemed to give it a real opportunity to gain some political power. But what is the Alt-Right? Is it a movement, a theory, a trend, or just an unorganized group of people far outside of what used to be the political mainstream in America? Or, could it be all of these things? Why has it suddenly emerged into prominence? What impact is it having on American politics today, and what are the prospects for the Alt-Right in the future? Through careful research and analysis, The Rise of the Alt-Right addresses these and other questions, tracing the movement’s history from the founding of modern conservatism in postwar America to the current Trump era. Although the Alt-Right might seem to be just the latest extremist group to arise in the United States—one likely to take its place in the graveyard of its many predecessors—Thomas J. Main analyzes evidence that the Alt-Right is having a greater influence on the American political mainstream than did past extremist tendencies. The Rise of the Alt-Right is thus an important study for anyone interested in the future of American politics and public life.
Fear of embarrassment or mistakes may portend the rise of “cell phone
governance.” Important policy decisions are made at lunches, made via
telephone, or simply not recorded. An Arkansas appeals court recently ruled that
the Fort Smith ...
Author: Ann Florini
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Category: Business & Economics
The Right to Know is a timely and compelling consideration of a vital question: What information should governments and other powerful organizations disclose? Excessive secrecy corrodes democracy, facilitates corruption, and undermines good public policymaking, but keeping a lid on military strategies, personal data, and trade secrets is crucial to the protection of the public interest. Over the past several years, transparency has swept the world. India and South Africa have adopted groundbreaking national freedom of information laws. China is on the verge of promulgating new openness regulations that build on the successful experiments of such major municipalities as Shanghai. From Asia to Africa to Europe to Latin America, countries are struggling to overcome entrenched secrecy and establish effective disclosure policies. More than seventy now have or are developing major disclosure policies or laws. But most of the world's nearly 200 nations do not have coherent disclosure laws; implementation of existing rules often proves difficult; and there is no consensus about what disclosure standards should apply to the increasingly powerful private sector. As governments and corporations battle with citizens and one another over the growing demand to submit their secrets to public scrutiny, they need new insights into whether, how, and when greater openness can serve the public interest, and how to bring about beneficial forms of greater disclosure. The Right to Know distills the lessons of many nations' often bitter experience and provides careful analysis of transparency's impact on governance, business regulation, environmental protection, and national security. Its powerful lessons make it a critical companion for policymakers, executives, and activists, as well as students and scholars seeking a better understanding of how to make information policy serve the public interest.
I don't really know but I think it is pretty crap these days, from what other people
have been saying. ... like have totally unbelievable parties with like, you know,
you were there on the stage together, and it was like a story from start to finish right?
Author: Jason Ditton
Category: Social Science
This book about ecstacy users' lives is based on one of the biggest government-funded projects ever undertaken and gives voice to the chemical generation for the first time. In the UK, where the study was conducted, over fifty per cent of young people use drugs, a quarter of them regularly. The people in this book are ordinary, decent, family-loving people, with normal lives, normal problems and normal aspirations. Through their own words we hear how they first started using ecstasy, how they use it in different ways, why clubbing and raving are so important, how good sex is on ecstasy, how they chill out, how they come down, what problems they encountered and why they quit. This path-breaking book ends by trying to answer the questions on the lips of every member of the chemical generation: what are the long-term effects of ecstasy? Because we can't answer them, the authors claim, we are failing in our duty to our children: telling them not to take ecstasy is alienating and pointless.
I know dogs. I'll pick the right one, an intimidating looking dog. Dave was talking
to me, and I know dogs. You know, I was standing right there too, but I must have
been invisible just then.” Jerry's listening to the whole Bill act go on and on and ...
Author: Steve Peck
Publisher: Dorrance Publishing
Steve Peck and Sandy Assonga met at church in 2002 and they were married in 2003 by Pastor Pete Jalilie. Steve comes from a family of four as Sandy comes from a family of nine. They gave birth to their only child and blessing from God Angelina Peck in 2006 and have lived happily ever after since as a family with God leading them every step of the way. This is their first book projects together as husband and wife in the first installment of the trilogy of The Tri-Ad story being told to you now.
“You knew this goddamn deadline slaps right up against the strike? And you don'
t tell ... I don't know. I didn't know they had them right in the White House, right
there where they once had a bowling alley, a movie theater. They have labs and
Author: Nora Roberts
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
The #1 New York Times bestselling author of Year One and Of Blood and Bone concludes her stunning new trilogy praised as “A match for end-of-the-world classics like Stephen King’s The Stand.” After the sickness known as the Doom destroyed civilization, magick has become commonplace, and Fallon Swift has spent her young years learning its ways. Fallon cannot live in peace until she frees those who have been preyed upon by the government or the fanatical Purity Warriors, endlessly hunted or locked up in laboratories, brutalized for years on end. She is determined to save even those who have been complicit with this evil out of fear or weakness—if, indeed, they can be saved. Strengthened by the bond she shares with her fellow warrior, Duncan, Fallon has already succeeded in rescuing countless shifters and elves and ordinary humans. Now she must help them heal—and rediscover the light and faith within themselves. For although from the time of her birth, she has been The One, she is still only one. And as she faces down an old nemesis, sets her sights on the enemy’s stronghold, and pursues her destiny—to finally restore the mystical shield that once protected them all—she will need an army behind her...
... advertisements and newsletters demonstrates how disclosure requirements
can be adjusted to meet new conditions in the ... customer have the right to know
that the firm was receiving extra compensation for selling that particular fund?
Author: Matthew P. Fink
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Category: Business & Economics
In 1940 few Americans had heard of mutual funds. Today U.S. mutual funds are the largest financial industry in the world, with over 88 million shareholders and over $11 trillion in assets. New and updated to reflect the crash of 2008, Matthew Fink's latest book, The Rise of Mutual Funds: An Insider's View, Second Edition describes the developments that have produced mutual funds' long history of success. Among these developments are: * formation of the first mutual funds in the roaring 20s * how the 1929 stock market crash, a disaster for most financial institutions, spurred the growth of mutual funds * establishment in 1934, over FDR's objection, of the United States Securities and Exchange Commission, the federal agency that regulates mutual funds * enactment of the Revenue Act of 1936, the tax law that saved mutual funds from extinction * passage of the Investment Company Act of 1940, the "constitution" of the mutual fund industry * the creation in 1972 of money market funds, which totally changed the mutual fund industry and the entire U.S. financial system *enactment of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, which created Individual Retirement Accounts * the accidental development of 401(k) plans, which have revolutionized the way Americans save for retirement * the 2003 trading abuses, the greatest scandal ever in the history of the mutual fund industry Many events have never been discussed in detail; others have been discussed in works on other subjects. This is the first book that pulls together the many strands of mutual funds' unique history, written by an expert who draws on forty years of personal experience in the fund industry.
Dorothy marched right up to Rafael and immediately made an announcement in
her forthright and outgoing way. “Rafael ... From the moment of her conception,
she knew she would have to meet you but, for obvious reasons, put it off. Cindy is
Author: Malcolm P. Chester
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
In this sequel to the Rise of the Human Androids, lizard like aliens called the Sharptors have perfected high-energy shields for hyperspace travel and begun exploring the galaxy. Meanwhile, James decides to not run for re-election for President of Mars. He plans instead to search the galaxy for old ones technology in a heavy cruiser with a supergun named after his wife. His wife and two children will join him on this journey. Susan, Mars' Secretary of State and former President of the U.S. will run for James' spot and James' adopted human android daughter Martha will run for vice-president. James' actions are motivated by the re-emergence of Ergone as the Marshall of the powerful and independent Altararian military. James knows Ergone wants to avenge his loss to Mars and Earth in their last war. James fears the Altararians with their vastly superior forces will crush Mars if he can't find advanced technology to stop them. In a chance meeting, James encounters the Sharptors while looking at a promising planet for exploration. A fight breaks out. James wins the encounter but the Sharptor warship escapes. Still, a plan begins to emerge in James' mind of how to use the aggressive new aliens against the Altararians. Meanwhile James and his associates explore an old ones site on their promising new earth like world Sisney 1. They must battle a super aggressive mammal the Ratang and insect the Botos, which have stripped Sisney 1 of almost all of its land animal life as they explore the site. They find new technology at the site, which they plan to use against the Altararians. Meanwhile a secret organization called the Committee, which has controlled many economic events on Earth, finds it difficult to control Mars and its allied planets. As a result, to make themselves relevant in the changing world around them, they join with bigoted groups on Mars and Ganymede and in a secret deal with the Altararians to sabotage Mars efforts to arm itself against the expected Altararian invasion. Many characters on Earth, Mars and Ganymede battle this super secret group in their efforts to prepare Mars for the Altararian invasion. All these forces clash as Mars struggles to survive its confrontation with the Altararians and preserve its Utopian World of human androids and human immigrants.
Then in the 70s, there was an anger from young men who had grown up here,
thinking, you know, we don't have to be killed, just because we're black. Since the
70s there's been much more of a resistance to racism and in the 90s I think that ...
Author: Daniel Trilling
Publisher: Verso Books
The past decade in the UK has seen the rise of the British National Party, the country's most successful ever far-right political movement, and the emergence of the anti-Islamic English Defence League. Taking aim at asylum seekers, Muslims, “enforced multiculturalism” and benefit “scroungers,” these groups have been working overtime to shift theblame for the nation's ills onto the shoulders of the vulnerable. Drawing on archival research and extensive interviews with key figures, such as BNP leader Nick Griffin, Daniel Trilling shows how previously marginal characters from a tiny neo-Nazi subculture have managed to exploit the tensions arising from the War on Terror and from steepening economic inequality. Bloody Nasty People calls time on the complacency that has given the far right space to grow and provides fresh insights into the dynamics of political extremism.
Respect, right? He's still alive, you know? It's true. I've seen him copping dope on
Thirteenth Street. I asked him, I said "Yo, Elvis, man, you're the King, what are you
doing on Thirteenth Street, copping dope." And he looks at me and says, "No, ...
Author: Marc Spitz
Category: Boy bands
The Farewell Drugs (Reed, Chimpy, Johnny and Sloane) were the worst behaved band on the Lower East Side: heroin snorting, groupie abusing, shoplifting, drug dealing, sexist, racist misanthropes. But they had talent. When beleaguered record industry executive Hella Hecht endeavors to make them over, she finds wild success, marketing them as The Skatekeys, a boy band full of clean cut and polite young troubadours. The Drugs play along but slowly and surely, their old ways creep back in with deadly results. A rock and roll industry farce with a little too much of an edge. "Spitz exploded onto the Ludlow Street theater scene... their first production, 1998s's Retail Sluts depicted the SoHo class struggle: kids working in high-end boutiques selling overpriced hipster clothes to tourists." -Tom Murrin, Paper Magazine
Oh , all right , if you don ' t want to talk . Don ' t know as I should in your place , ”
returned Walker , in the easy security he had long felt that Corey had no intention
of putting on airs with him . “ But I ' ll tell you what : the old man can ' t expect it of ...
“You know the saying, 'If you know too much you get old too quick.' Well ... “It isn't right.” “I don't know if it is right or wrong,” I replied, also in a low voice. “All I do know is that I am interested in everything that ever happened to you.” Silence fell.
Author: Abraham Cahan
Publisher: Courier Corporation
Category: Literary Collections
A young Hasidic Jew seeks his fortune in New York's Lower East Side. He turns from his religious studies to focus on the business world, where he discovers the high price of assimilation.
Can these attacks be taken under wraps? Why are we being bombed? I guess
me being just a hair stylist I would have to stay in my place. I want to know what's
going on to, I live here in america. Shouldn't we have the right to know that we
Author: Natasha Alcantar
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Category: Biography & Autobiography
This book in particular was written in dedication to my childrens father. We have been struggling for about five and a half years. I mean we are barely hanging on with our five children that we have together. When it comes down to whats going on in the world here today it really do concerns me. I love my family and I want us to keep on keeping on. My husband name is Miguel, and my name is Natasha. My children are Bruce, Crissy, Natasha, Oliver. And last but not least my last son is named Alfonso, we used an s instead of a z. The clothes were designed by my sister Montoria Mays and my niece Rena true. The base coat was put down from them, the clothing were finished by me. Thanks guys!
The path was clearthis time. Iknew exactlywhere to go.It was amazing to have
such clarity,to know thatI was dreaming right away, to know where Iwas and
where I was headed. Bestof all, I knew that I would not only get to see him, but we
'd get ...
Author: AnnMarie Stone
Publisher: AnnMarie Stone
All Anastasia has ever wanted was to start a new life, a normal life, a life without her parents. As soon as Anastasia gets that chance however, she discovers quickly that a normal life was never a possibility for someone like her. Anastasia has always known that she was different, but she has never understood why. Two mysterious strangers, identical twins, offer answers that she desperately seeks, but can she trust what they tell her? One is evil and a creature of Chaos, the other is Light and a being filled with a pure soul. Unfortunately for Anastasia, it’s no longer clear which is which. Chaos had already separated Anastasia from her soul mate, weakening her own purity. With her defenses down, she is a perfect target for Chaos to seep in and take control. Chaos has already corrupted her father, could she be next? Or will her determination to save her true love from the same fate be enough to protect her from corruption? When Chaos threatens to extinguish Light once and for all, Anastasia will have to decide which side to fight on. The unique abilities that have always made Anastasia different from everyone else are the very same abilities that may save or condemn her.
I don't know what the locals call it but I have startedto think of it as Adela's River,
because it is fast and bright and musical ... who is hard at work planning and
ordering and who without whom we would surely be doomed right from the start,
but I ...
Author: Felix Gilman
Publisher: Hachette UK
In The Half-Made World, Felix Gilman took readers deep into a world on the cusp of forging an identity. The Line, a cult of Industry, and the Gun, a mission of Chaos, were engaged in a war for dominance. The Line was winning city by city, enslaving the populations it conquered. A doctor of psychology, Liv Alverhuysen, was caught in the middle, unknowingly guarding a secret that both sides would do anything to have. Now, in the amazing sequel Rise of Ransom City, Liv is lost on the edge of the world with Creedmor, an agent of the Gun, and the powerful Line will stop at nothing to find them. But Harry Ransom, half con man, half mad inventor, is setting the edge of the world aglow. Town by town he is building up a bankroll and leaving hope in his wake because one of his inventions is actually working. But his genius is not going unnoticed, and when he crosses paths with the two most wanted outlaws in the “unmade world,” his stage becomes even larger and presents an opportunity more lucrative than any of his scams or inventions combined.
God is working for the Liberal Party and this fine, disturbing book arrives just in time to tell us how. an eye-opening exploration of the real politics of Australia.
Author: Marion Maddox
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
Category: Political Science
God is working for the Liberal Party and this fine, disturbing book arrives just in time to tell us how. an eye-opening exploration of the real politics of Australia.' David Marr a convincing and disturbing picture of the capacity of John Howard, and some of his friends, to co-opt God for their own political agenda.' Dorothy McRae-McMahon [spells] out the complicated place of religion in Australian politics today' Professor John Hewson In the 2004 federal election campaign religion seemed to spring out of nowhere to take centre stage. In fact it was just the latest act in a drama that has been quietly developing for over a decade in Australian politics. Assiduously cultivated by John Howard, an extreme form of conservative Christianity now has real influence on our politicians and their policies. How has American-style evangelicalism become so prominent in secular Australia? Why are abortion, creationism and family values now on the political agenda? Why is religion no longer a private matter for public figures? In God Under Howard Marion Maddox explains how John Howard has harnessed the conservative social agenda and market-based ideology of American fundamentalists in order to stay in power. As a result, she argues that Australia's democratic, egalitarian culture is now under serious assault.