Economic Development and UN Reform

Towards a Common Agenda for Action : a Proposal in the Context of the Millennium Development Goals

Author: Carlos A. Magariños,United Nations Industrial Development Organization

Publisher: United Nations Publications

ISBN: 9789211064315

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 191

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Toward a common agenda

linking gifted education and school reform : a product of the National Training Program for Gifted Education

Author: Council for Exceptional Children

Publisher: Council Exceptional Children


Category: Education

Page: 29

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Provides the point-counterpoint of leaders of gifted education and school reform as they present diverse views about strategies and programs. Addresses 3 issues: 1. Dimensions of the problem; 2. Defining how we change; and, 3. The connection with gifted education.

Toward a New Euro-Atlantic "hard" Security Agenda

Prospects for Trilateral U.S.-EU-Russia Cooperation

Author: Dmitriĭ Trenin

Publisher: CSIS

ISBN: 9780892065462

Category: Political Science

Page: 17

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As new leaders are taking over in Moscow, Washington, and many EU capitals, they inherit a host of security problems in the Euro-Atlantic area that have accumulated and crystallized since the latest failed attempt, in the wake of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, to form a new strategic partnership between the Cold War adversaries. These problems are not trivial and can get more complicated, even leading to political conflicts. In order to avoid drifting toward confrontation not warranted by the core interests of the parties concerned, Russians, Americans, and Europeans need to address the wider context of their relations, prioritize the key issues, and start looking for practical solutions.Russia's relations with the United States and the European Union are multilayered and complex. At the public and political level, there is deep mistrust between Russia, on the one hand, and the United States and many of its allies, on the other. Some even talk of a new Cold War. Just beneath the surface, however, there is a cool but mostly solid political relationship between Russia and its key Western partners. And underneath that, there are booming economic interactions, complete with cross-border investments, and numerous people-to-people exchanges. The Cold War analogy is most probably wrong, but some of the elements of 1914 are uncomfortably present in the current relationship.The “hard” security issues, which are the subject of this report, are embedded within the political layer, but are widely discussed at the “chattering” level and virtually ignored down below. Immediately after the end of the East-West confrontation, they were almost consigned to history books, along with the very notion of “European security,” only to be rediscovered several years later. Actually, there are two classes of security issues. One represents problems between Russia and its nominal partners in North America and Europe, and the other, common challenges to both the West and Russia. Thus, the Euro-Atlantic security agenda can only be complex and, in some parts, controversial.This study is part of a series being published by the joint CSIS/IFRI project “Europe, Russia, and the United States: Finding a New Balance,” which seeks to reframe the trilateral relationship for the relevant policymaking communities.

In Our Hands

The Struggle for U.S. Child Care Policy

Author: Elizabeth Palley,Corey S. Shdaimah

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 1479892343

Category: Political Science

Page: 288

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A call for better child care policies, exploring the reasons why there has been so little headway on a problem that touches so many families. Working mothers are common in the United States. In over half of all two-parent families, both parents work, and women’s paychecks on average make up 35 percent of their families’ incomes. Most of these families yearn for available and affordable child care—but although most developed countries offer state-funded child care, it remains scarce in the United States. And even in prosperous times, child care is rarely a priority for U.S. policy makers. In In Our Hands: The Struggle for U.S. Child Care Policy, Elizabeth Palley and Corey S. Shdaimah explore the reasons behind the relative paucity of U.S. child care and child care support. They examine the history of child care advocacy and legislation in the United States, from the Child Care Development Act of the 1970s that was vetoed by Nixon through the Obama administration’s Child Care Development Block Grant. The book includes data from interviews with 23 prominent child care and early education advocates and researchers who have spent their careers seeking expansion of child care policy and funding and an examination of the legislative debates around key child care bills of the last half-century. Palley and Shdaimah analyze the special interest and niche groups that have formed around existing policy, arguing that such groups limit the possibility for debate around U.S. child care policy.

Toward a Conceptual Framework and Public Policy Agenda for the Information Society in Latin America and the Caribbean

Author: Martin R. Hilbert,Jorge Katz

Publisher: United Nations Publications

ISBN: 9789211213744

Category: Information society

Page: 58

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The histories of baseball and country music ran in parallel tracks through most of the twentieth century. America's sport and America's music moved from the fringes to the mainstream, gaining exposure and building heroes, first via radio broadcasts and then on the television screen. Both evolved with American society through wartime, the Civil Rights movement, and into the age of multimillion dollar superstars. Don Cusic offers an engaging and insightful analysis that addresses race, gender, class, ethnicity, business practices and marketing, performance, media, and the cult of celebrity.