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Author: Karin Tilmans
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press
Keywords: modern, europe, identity, history, past, memory, performing
Number of Pages: 369
Published: 2010-07-15
ISBN-10: 9089642056
ISBN-13: 9789089642059

Throughout Europe, narratives about the past circulate at a dizzying speed, and producing and selling these narratives is big business. In museums, in cinema and opera houses, in schools, and even on the Internet, Europeans are using the power of performance to craft stories that ultimately define the ways their audiences understand and remember history. Performing the Past offers unparalleled insights into the philosophical, literary, musical, and historical frameworks within which the past has entered into the European imagination. The essays in this volume, from such internationally renow

Author: OECD
Publisher: OECD Publishing
Keywords: oecd, china, past, future, proceedings, challenges, policies, countries, global, economy, agriculture
Number of Pages: 332
Published: 1999-08-23
ISBN-10: 9264170944
ISBN-13: 9789264170940

The pace of growth in China's agricultural sector is remarkable. Over the past 20 years, food production has outpaced population growth, and enhanced the nutritional status of a billion people. But this success has given rise to a number of ...

Author: Shay D. Assad
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: agency, contract, award, decisions, support, needed, contractors, performance, information, federal
Number of Pages: 44
Published: 2009-11
ISBN-10: 1437917739
ISBN-13: 9781437917734

In FY 2007, fed. agencies worked with over 160,000 contractors, obligating over $456 billion, to help accomplish fed. missions. This reliance on contractors makes it critical that agencies have the info. necessary to properly evaluate a contractor's prior history of performance and better inform agencies' contract award decisions. While actions have been taken to improve the sharing of past performance info. and its use -- including the development of the Past Performance Info. Retrieval System (PPIRS) -- concerns remain about this info. This report assesses agencies' use of past performance i

Author: Peyton Craig McElroy
Publisher: Stanford University
Keywords: things, putting, value, redemption
Number of Pages: 280
Published: 2011

This dissertation offers a theory of a solution to the problem of lost meaning in life due to regrettable, past events. Each of us wishes for a meaningful life, but each of us, too, is vulnerable to threats to the meaning in life. The dissertation argues that a phenomenon called redemption can restore lost meaningfulness, and increase the value of our lives, overall. The first step in the argument is to demonstrate the need for a new model of redemption. The next step is to argue that redemption is a matter of transforming the meaning of events in our lives from bad to good in a thick, eudaimo

Author: Joseph H. Hulse
Publisher: IDRC
Keywords: past, ignoring, risk, development, sustainable
Number of Pages: 391
Published: 2007-08-30
ISBN-10: 8175965215
ISBN-13: 9788175965218

Over The Past Half Century, The Idea Of Sustainable Development Has Evolved And Rooted Itself In The Lexicon On International Development. But What Is It, Really? Are Development Agencies Truly Committed To Long-Term Sustainable Solutions To Development Issues? Are We Learning From Our Past Successes And Failures? This Book Takes An Historical Perspective On These Questions. The Analysis Begins With The Atlantic Charter, The Creation Of The United Nations, Its Family Of Agencies, And The International Development Banks. It Reviews Recommendations From International Commissions And Conferences,

Author: Mark Burles Abram N. Shulsky
Publisher: RAND
Keywords: china, patterns
Number of Pages: 100
Published: 2000
ISBN-10: 0833028049
ISBN-13: 9780833028044

The People’s Republic of China has often used force in ways that surprised and perplexed other countries. The Chinese appear to believe that, by carefully designing military operations to achieve maximum political effect, they can successfully use force even when the overall military balance is unfavorable. China’s past successes in using force in this way while avoiding a massive reaction from its adversaries may give it confidence that it can succeed in the future as well. And China may feel that it can afford to accept greater risks. Many of the past uses of force occurred when

Author: Rodney F. Hobbs
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: fiscal, years, assessments, abatement, administration, irs, tax
Number of Pages: 86
Published: 1999-10
ISBN-10: 0756706149
ISBN-13: 9780756706142

Each year, the IRS abates tens of billions of dollars in tax, penalty, & interest assessments. That is, the IRS reduces these interest assessments on taxpayers' accounts. Because IRS has not developed info. on the number & amount of various types of past abatements, this report provides such info. The objectives of the report were to determine for individual & business tax returns: the number & amount of various types of tax, penalty, & interest past abatements made during FY 1995-1998; & selected characteristics of the past abatements, such as the tax years of abated interest assessments, tax
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