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Author: Robert Phillip Kolker
Publisher: Open Book Publishers
Keywords: cinema, international, contemporary, eye, altering
Number of Pages: 349
Published: 2009-01
ISBN-10: 1906924031
ISBN-13: 9781906924034

The Altering Eye covers a "golden age" of international cinema from the end of WWII through to the New German Cinema of the 1970s. Combining historical, political, and textual analysis, the author develops a pattern of cinematic invention and experimentation from neorealism through the modernist interventions of Jean-Luc Godard and Rainer Maria Fassbinder, focusing along the way on such major figures as Luis Buuel, Joseph Losey, the Brazilian director Glauber Rocha, and the work of major Cuban filmmakers. Kolker's book has become a much quoted classic in the field of film studies providing ess

Author: Unknown
Publisher: Congress of the U.S., Congressional Budget Office
Keywords: liability, tort, economics
Number of Pages: 54
Published: 2003-12-15
ISBN-10: 0160515122
ISBN-13: 9780160515125

A CBO Study.    Attempts to clarify the issues and policy options surrounding the tort system. Presents an economic perspective on tort liability. Outlines the strengths and weaknesses of tort liability as a tool for promoting economic efficiency and fairness. Discusses the available data on the benefits and costs of the tort system. Analyzes in qualitative terms the likely effects of various policy options for altering the system. Makes no recommendations.

Author: Robert Shackleton
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: united, states, change, climate, impacts, potential
Number of Pages: 33
Published: 2010-01
ISBN-10: 143792249X
ISBN-13: 9781437922493

Human activities are yielding rising atmospheric concentrations of greenhouse gases and other gases and particulates and are also greatly altering the Earthżs land cover. These activities, if allowed to continue unabated, will have extensive, highly uncertain, but potentially serious and costly impacts on regional climates and ocean conditions throughout the world. Here is an overview of the current understanding of the impacts of climate change in the U.S., emphasizing the wide range of uncertainty about the magnitude and timing of those impacts and the implications of that uncertainty for t

Author: Duncan Thomas
Publisher: World Bank Publications
Keywords: policy, zimbabwe, public, fertility, choice, contraceptive
Number of Pages: 60
Published: 1995-03
ISBN-10: 0821330187
ISBN-13: 9780821330180

Living Standards Measurement Study No. 107. Lost investment opportunities for society and the inefficient provision of public schooling are just some of the reasons why developing countries are concerned with low school completion rates. This study investigates the underlying causes of school attrition, paying particular attention to how school quality affects dropout rates. The central finding is that children are strongly influenced in their schooling decisions by the quality of their prospective school. The authors suggest that altering the character of the schools may prove an effective me

Author: Evan S. Medeiros
Publisher: RAND
Keywords: opportunism, diversification, activism, behavior, international, china
Number of Pages: 100
Published: 2009
ISBN-10: 0833047094
ISBN-13: 9780833047090

China is now a global actor of significant and growing importance. It is active in regions and on issues that were once only peripheral to its interests, and it is effectively using tools previously unavailable. It is no longer appropriate to talk of integrating China into the international system; by and large, it is already there. Its international behavior is clearly altering the dynamics of the current international system, but it is not transforming its structure.China’s global activism is continually changing and has so many dimensions that it immediately raises questions about its

Author: Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Develop
Publisher: OECD Publishing
Keywords: global, value, chains, studies, economy, competitive, staying, compendium
Number of Pages: 253
Published: 2008-06
ISBN-10: 9264046305
ISBN-13: 9789264046306

Global value chains are radically altering how goods and services are produced. Parts made in one country, for instance, are increasingly assembled in another and sold in a third. The globalisation of production has changed the industrial structure within OECD countries, and in some sectors blunted their competitiveness. Another major consequence has been fears of job losses, due to outsourcing and offshoring - not only in manufacturing but also in services. The rapid integration of China and India, with their large pool of educated people, further reinforces these concerns. How should OECD co

Author: John B. Stephenson
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: government, officials, informed, decisions, could, planning, change, adaptation, strategic, federal, climate
Number of Pages: 86
Published: 2010-03
ISBN-10: 1437924646
ISBN-13: 9781437924640

Changes in the climate attributable to increased concentrations of greenhouse gases may have significant impacts in the U.S. and the world. Greenhouse gases already in the atmosphere will continue altering the climate system into the future, regardless of emissions control efforts. Therefore, adaptation -- defined as adjustments to natural or human systems in response to actual or expected climate change -- is an important part of the response to climate change. This report examined: what actions federal, state, local, and international authorities are taking to adapt to a changing climate, an
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