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Authors: Will Marshall, Mark Ribbing,
Publisher: Progressive Policy Insitute
Keywords: president, new, memos
Number of Pages: 233
Published: 2010-06-01
eBookDB-ID: B001R6L38E

Foreword Will Marshall and Mark Ribbing Mr. President, your election was a testament to our country’s amazing capacities for self-correction and reinvention. Those national qualities have manifested themselves not a moment too soon. With our country mired in war and a worsening economic crisis, Americans across the political spectrum sense that hyperpartisan grandstanding is a luxury they can no longer afford. They seek a new era of competence and comity, in which our people reach across old divides to find new solutions to the urgent challenges of our time. The purpose of this boo
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Author: Jeremy Sarkin
Publisher: HSRC Press
Keywords: prisons, african, rights, human
Number of Pages: 256
Published: 2008-01-02
ISBN-10: 0796922063
ISBN-13: 9780796922069

Prisons have always been a key focus of those interested in human rights and the rule of law. This book looks at the challenges African governments face in dealing with these issues.Written by some of the most eminent researchers from and on Africa, including the former Chairperson of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights, it provides a detailed consideration of the situation in African prisons and examines how regional and international legal instruments have dealt with human rights concerns such as overcrowding, healthcare, pretrial detention and the treatment of women and ch
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Author: OECD
Publisher: OECD Publishing
Keywords: volume, outlook, economic, oecd
Number of Pages: 412
Published: 2011-06-30
ISBN-10: 9264063471
ISBN-13: 9789264063471

The OECD Economic Outlook is the OECD’s twice-yearly analysis of the major economic trends and prospects for the next two years.  Prepared by the OECD Economics Department, the Outlook puts forward a consistent set of projections for output, employment, prices and current balances based on a review of each member country and of the induced effect on each of them on international developments. Coverage is provided for all OECD member countries as well as for selected non-member countries. Each issue includes a general assessment, chapters summarising developments and providing proje
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Author: Maureen F. McHugh
Publisher: Small Beer Press
Keywords: stories, monsters, mothers
Number of Pages: 271
Published: 2006-06-01
ISBN-10: 1931520194
ISBN-13: 9781931520195

  * Story Prize finalist. * A Book Sense Notable Book.Nancy Pearl selected Mothers & Other Monsters as a "Books for a Rainy Day" on Morning Edition on NPR. In her luminous, long-awaited debut collection, award-winning novelist Maureen F. McHugh wryly and delicately examines the impacts of social and technological shifts on families. Using beautiful, deceptively simple prose, she illuminates the relationship between parents and children and the expected and unexpected chasms that open between generations.— A woman introduces her new lover to her late brother.— A teenager
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Author: Jean-Louis Racine
Publisher: World Bank Publications
Keywords: central, asia, europe, eastern, quality, competitiveness, harnessing
Number of Pages: 360
Published: 2011-05-05
ISBN-10: 0821385097
ISBN-13: 9780821385098

Standards are everywhere, yet go mostly unnoticed. They define how products, processes, and people interact, assessing these entities' features and performance and signaling their level of quality and reliability. They can convey important benefits to trade, productivity, and technological progress and play an important role in the health and safety of individual consumers and the environment. Firms' ability to produce competitive products depends on the availability of adequate quality-support services. A "national quality infrastructure" denotes the chain of public and private services (stan
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Author: Jono Baco
Publisher: O’Reilly Media
Keywords: participation, new, building, community, art
Number of Pages: 576
Published: 2012-05-30
ISBN-10: 1449312063
ISBN-13: 9781449312060

Online communities provide a wide range of opportunities for supporting a cause, marketing a product or service, or building open source software. The Art of Community helps you recruit members, motivate them, and manage them as active participants. Author Jono Bacon offers experiences and observations from his 14-year effort to build and manage communities, including his current position as manager for Ubuntu. Discover how your community can become a reliable support network, a valuable source of new ideas, and a powerful marketing force. This expanded edition shows you how to keep community
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