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The Future of the Internet : And How to Stop It

By: Jonathan Zittrain

This extraordinary book explains the engine that has catapulted the Internet from backwater to ubiquity?and reveals that it is sputtering precisely because of its runaway success. With the unwitting help of its users, the generative Internet is on a path to a lockdown, ending its cycle of innovation?and facilitating unsettling new kinds of control. (futureoftheinternet.org)

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Supporting a National Community Action Program Via an Adaptable Pr...

By: The World Bank

Economics

Mr. Wolfensohn?s annual meeting speech: What is it, Mr. Chairman, that the poor reply when asked what might make the greatest difference to their lives? -- They say, organizations of their own so that they may negotiate with government, with traders and with NGOs. -- Direct assistance through community driven programs so they may shape their own destinies. -- Local ownership of funds, so that they may put a stop to corruption. -- They want NGOs and governments to be accountable to them.

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Environmental Information Analysis Center (Eiac)

By: Department of Defense

Government Reference Publication

Excerpt: The EIAC was established in the Environmental Laboratory (EL) of the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) to provide a focal point for information related to environmental engineering and science. The EIAC is supported by EL’s multidisciplinary technical staff which offers expertise in the areas of environmental chemistry, cleanup technology, environmental impact analyses, conservation/natural resources management, environmental restoration,...

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U.S. National Security and Military/Commercial Concerns with the P...

By: Government Printing Office

Government Reference Publication

Excerpt: SELECT COMMITTEE UNITED STATES HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES ...

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National Endowment for the Arts

By: U.S. Department of Education

Excerpt: Cover; Banquo (Aaron Cabell) encounters the three witches (Suzanne Curtis, Jennifer Hunt, and Sonja Lanzener) in the Alabama Shakespeare Festival's tour of Shakespeare's Macbeth to military bases in 2004. Photo by Phil Scarsbrook

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Representative Government

By: John Stuart Mill

Economic Theory Literature

Preface: Those who have done me the honour of reading my previous writings will probably receive no strong impression of novelty from the present volume; for the principles are those to which I have been working up during the greater part of my life, and most of the practical suggestions have been anticipated by others or by myself. There is novelty, however, in the fact of bringing them together, and exhibiting them in their connection; and also, I believe, in much that...

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The Hitler File : A Novel of Fact

By: Sam Vaknin

What was in Hitler's personal file kept by the Nazi Party's own intelligence agency, the SD? Israel Sarid Roth, only son of two survivors of the Holocaust is about to find out, as a routine assignment in Jerusalem plunges him into the center of a deadly nightmare.

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The Marketing of Ideas and Social Issues

By: Seymour Fine

An idea is taken for granted in the scheme of things. Someone exclaims, "I've got an idea!" What is it that he has? From where did he get it? How was it transmitted? How might it spread to others? What will be the effect of the acceptance of the idea? These are some of the questions dealt with in this book. In this first chapter the nature of an idea is developed, contextualized and shown to be a most timely topic. To pave the way for this book's argument that ideas are ...

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Parents Guide to the Internet

By: Richard W. Riley

Excerpt: This publication was prepared under contract RK970742. Listing of materials and resources in this book should not be construed or interpreted as an endorsement by the Department of any private organization or business listed herein. This book is in the public domain. Authorization to reproduce it in whole or in part for educational purposes is granted.

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Choice, Change and Progress

By: Jennifer O. Aguirre

Excerpt: Jennifer Ornelas Aguirre is a Teach for America instructor in Baltimore City. She has worked for both public and private schools and currently is researching the effects of school choice and private vouchers in an inner city San Antonio school district. Aguirre earned her B.A. at the University of the Incarte Word in San Antonio, TX and her M.A. in English Literature from the University of Texas at San Antonio. Dr. Matthew Ladner serves as Children First America...

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Corporations : A Study of the Origin and Development of Great Business

By: John P. Davis

Economic Theory Literature

Preface: As the following pages are about to be given to the public I am reminded of the story told of a professor in one of the German universities. He had announced for the semester a course of lectures on the political institutions of the Middle Ages; when the end of the semester was reached he had only just finished his introductory remarks. A few years ago I projected a study of the modern ?corporation question,? and intended to clear the ground for the subject by a...

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The Character and Logical Method of Political Economy

By: John E. Cairnes

Economic Theory Literature

Excerpt: Preface to Second Edition. In offering to the public a new edition of some lectures delivered in Dublin more than seventeen years ago, a few words of explanation are needed. As regards the substance of the opinions advanced ? the view taken of Political Economy, and of its methods of proof and development ? the present work does not differ from its predecessor; but extensive changes have been made in the form and treatment. Numerous passages have been recast; in...

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Lectures on Modern History

By: John Acton

Economic Theory Literature

Excerpt: Inaugural Lecture on the Study of History. [Delivered at Cambridge, June 1895 ] Fellow students?I look back today to a time before the middle of the century, when I was reading at Edinburgh and fervently wishing to come to this University. At three colleges I applied for admission, and, as things then were, I was refused by all. Here, from the first, I vainly fixed my hopes, and here, in a happier hour, after five-and-forty years, they are at last fulfilled. I d...

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Optical Instrument and Lens Manufacturing: 2002 Economic Census Ma...

By: Charles Louis Kincannon

Statistical Reference Document

Introduction to the Economic Census: PURPOSES AND USES OF THE ECONOMIC CENSUS. The economic census is the major source of facts about the structure and functioning of the nation?s economy. It provides essential information for government, business, industry, and the general public. Title 13 of the United States Code (Sections 131, 191, and 224) directs the Census Bureau to take the economic census every 5 years, covering years ending in ?2? and ?7.? The economic census f...

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International Program for Development Evaluation Training 2006

By: Katherine Graham

Economics

It is with great pleasure that I welcome IPDET 2006 participants to Carleton University. The Faculty of Public Affairs and Management, with its extensive expertise in international affairs and development, fully appreciates the importance of building evaluation capacity as part of the way to achieve poverty reduction, growth, and sustainable development. We are very pleased to contribute to the success of IPDET. Past participants have found Carleton University a place wh...

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Special Presidential Award

By: Bruce Benton

Economics

Today the Bank salutes Bruce Benton, Manager of the Onchocersiasis Coordinating Unit, for his 15 year commitment to the eradication of onchocerciasis in Africa. Mr. Benton?s unwavering focus and commitment to the Bank?s long-term vision to eradicate this ancient scourge ?commonly known as river blindness? resulted in exemplary collaborations among donor countries, agencies and foundations, non-governmental organizations and countless local communities. River blindness in...

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Peoples China and the Asian Future

By: Hugh Desantis

Government Reference Publication

Excerpt: The Japanese regard the 1990s as a lost decade because of the prolonged economic torpor and political lethargy that gripped their nation. Strategically, the 1990s also represent a lost decade for the United States.

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Cities in Transition : World Bank Urban and Local Government Strategy

By: The World Bank

Economics

The exercise of preparing a new urban and local government strategy for the World Bank began in late 1997 as a cross-sectoral, cross-network effort coordinated by the Urban Anchor and Urban Partnership in the Transportation, Water, and Urban Development Department. With guidance from a Bankwide steering committee, the strategy activity focused initially on organizing eight workshops at the Bank, spanning all the major urban and local governance issues. These workshops br...

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Setting Priorities for Government Involvement with Antiretroviral

By: Nicholas Prescott

Economics

Introduction: This paper examines four questions posed by economic analysis to help set priorities for government involvement with antiretroviral therapy for people living with HIV/AIDS. The main focus is on making decisions about policy relating to ARVs in developing countries where the needs are greatest and resource constraints are most binding. While the answers may vary considerably depending on individual country circumstances, the analytical foundations for settin...

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Us China Trade Relations and Renewal of China's Most Favored Natio...

By: Government Printing Office

Government Reference Publication

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