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The Rise Of The Right To Know

Author : Michael Schudson
ISBN : 9780674915800
Genre : History
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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.
Category: History

The Right To Know

Author : Article
ISBN : 0812215885
Genre : Social Science
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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.
Category: Social Science

Asian Yearbook Of International Law

Author : Ko Swan Sik
ISBN : 9041108726
Genre : Law
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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.
Category: Law

The Rise Of The U S Environmental Health Movement

Author : Kate Davies
ISBN : 144222245X
Genre : Environmental health
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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.
Category: Environmental health

The Right To Know

Author : Ann Florini
ISBN : 9780231512077
Genre : Business & Economics
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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.
Category: Business & Economics

The Rise Of The Right Wing 1964 2006

Author : John T Stinson
ISBN : 9780595422869
Genre : Philosophy
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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.
Category: Philosophy

The Rise Of Silas Lapham

Author : William Dean Howells
ISBN : 9780698169883
Genre : Fiction
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The Rise of Silas Lapham was the first important novel to center on the American businessman and the first to treat its theme with a realism that foreshadowed the work of modern writers. In his story of one of the millionaire industrialists who flourished in the post-Civil War years, William Dean Howells probes the moral and social conflicts that confront a self-made man trying to crash Boston’s old-guard aristocracy. Silas Lapham is a man of conscience who fully realizes his folly; but he is also an ambitious man who lets his aspirations lead him to risk both his fortune and his family’s happiness for status in a society that will never truly accept him. “His perceptions were sure, his integrity was absolute,” wrote Henry Seidel Canby of William Dean Howells, whom he credited as being “responsible for giving the American novel form.”
Category: Fiction

The Tri Ad The Rise And Fall

Author : Steve Peck
ISBN : 9781480903678
Genre : Fiction
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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.
Category: Fiction

Ecstasy And The Rise Of The Chemical Generation

Author : Jason Ditton
ISBN : 9781135137656
Genre : Social Science
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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.
Category: Social Science

The Rise Of Mutual Funds

Author : Matthew P. Fink
ISBN : 9780199798896
Genre : Business & Economics
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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.
Category: Business & Economics

The Rise Of The Human Androids

Author : Malcolm P. Chester
ISBN : 9781450005081
Genre : Fiction
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A dying war hero is miraculously healed by the advanced technology of an alien who merges with him to save his own life. Together they along with an equally old android build a whole new country in the Solar System outside of Earth. To build their new country they must fight assassins hired by shadowy groups and Earth governments who want the advanced technology of the alien race to which the android and alien belong. While fighting this battle, they must also prepare for a war against their own alien race which wants information and crystals taken by the alien now merged with our hero. The outcome of these battles depends on the newly created human androids, who struggle to find their identity while fighting to save themselves and mankind.
Category: Fiction

The Rise Of Queen Revathi

Author : Ritwij Shandilya
ISBN :
Genre : Fiction
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Her name is Revathi. The queen of her kingdom. The wife of King Adhikar. Her journey to the royal palace . Her first love. Her connection with Barakkes ! And the answer to the question that ''Why was Revathi enjoying the lap of Barakkes King ?'' Welcome to the world of love , war and betrayal ! Welcome to the world of Queen Revathi. From the world record holder comes another epic '' The Rise Of QUEEN REVATHI''
Category: Fiction

Bloody Nasty People The Rise Of Britain S Far Right

Author : Daniel Trilling
ISBN : 9781844679591
Genre : History
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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.
Category: History

The Rise And Fall Of The Farewell Drugs

Author : Marc Spitz
ISBN : 9780615629438
Genre : Boy bands
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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
Category: Boy bands

The Rise Of David Levinsky

Author : Abraham Cahan
ISBN : 9780486146355
Genre : Literary Collections
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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.
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The Rise Of Silas Lapham

Author : William Dean Howells
ISBN : OXFORD:590508590
Genre : Boston (Mass.)
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The Rise Of Ransom City

Author : Felix Gilman
ISBN : 9781472112866
Genre : Fiction
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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.
Category: Fiction

The Rise Of Chaos

Author : AnnMarie Stone
ISBN : 9781499300475
Genre : Fiction
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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.
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The Rise Of Our East African Empire Sketch Of Early History Of Uganda And Position Of Affairs On Arrival There Preliminary Work In Uganda Difficulties In Uganda War Against Mohammedans And Tour In Buddu Buddu To Salt Lake Salt Lake To Kavalli S Kavalli S To Fort Lorne Fort Lorne To Fort Grant Fort Grant To Kampala Uganda Under Captain Williams Situation At End Of 1891 And Up To Eve Of The War The Fighting In Uganda Situation In Uganda During The War Events Subsequent To The War Peace Concluded With The Wa Fransa Settlement Of The Country Mohammedans Repatriated Peace Throughout Uganda Close Of My Administration In Uganda March To Kikuyu Kikuyu To England The Uganda Question Retention Of Uganda Origin Of The British Sphere And Methods Of Dealing With It Administration Past And Future Appendix Ii Letter From Mgr Hirth To Captain Willaims Dated 14th July 1891 Appendix Iii Orders For Administration Of Witu Appendix Iv Notes On The Small Physical Maps

Author : Sir Frederick Dealtry Lugard
ISBN : WISC:89034720706
Genre : Africa, East
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Category: Africa, East