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Private Lives - Public Moments 1877 Vol. 1 : Readings in American History by...


Private Lives – Public Moments 1877 Vol. 1 : Readings in American History by…


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Biography: Prince Charles - The Private Man, The Public Role (VHS, 1995)


Biography: Prince Charles – The Private Man, The Public Role (VHS, 1995)


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Microeconomics : Private and Public Choice by James D. Gwartney, David...


Microeconomics : Private and Public Choice by James D. Gwartney, David…


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Microeconomics : Private and Public Choice by James D. Gwartney, Richard L....


Microeconomics : Private and Public Choice by James D. Gwartney, Richard L….


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Public and Private Families : An Introduction by Andrew Cherlin (2009, Hardcover


Public and Private Families : An Introduction by Andrew Cherlin (2009, Hardcover


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Economics : Private and Public Choice by James D. Gwartney, David A....


Economics : Private and Public Choice by James D. Gwartney, David A….


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Social Marketing Quarterly Book Volume XI Number 3-4 Private-Public Partnerships


Social Marketing Quarterly Book Volume XI Number 3-4 Private-Public Partnerships


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(2012-10-16) Jane Fonda: The Private Life of a Public Woman, Bosworth, Patricia,


(2012-10-16) Jane Fonda: The Private Life of a Public Woman, Bosworth, Patricia,


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Private Supply of Public Services: Evaluation of Real Estate Exactions, Linkage,


Private Supply of Public Services: Evaluation of Real Estate Exactions, Linkage,


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The Future of the Space Industry : Private Enterprise and Public Policy by...


The Future of the Space Industry : Private Enterprise and Public Policy by…


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The Naked Consumer: How Our Private Lives Become Public Commodities


The Naked Consumer: How Our Private Lives Become Public Commodities


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Economics : Private and Public Choice by James D. Gwartney, David A....


Economics : Private and Public Choice by James D. Gwartney, David A….


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Private Power, Public Law: The Globalization of Intellectual Property Rights (Ca


Private Power, Public Law: The Globalization of Intellectual Property Rights (Ca


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Signed Public Servant, Private Woman Meynell, Dame Alix Victor Gollancz Hardcove


Signed Public Servant, Private Woman Meynell, Dame Alix Victor Gollancz Hardcove


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Suburban Sprawl : Private Decisions and Public Policy (2002, Paperback)


Suburban Sprawl : Private Decisions and Public Policy (2002, Paperback)


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Pompeii : Public and Private Life 11 by Paul Zanker (1999, Paperback)


Pompeii : Public and Private Life 11 by Paul Zanker (1999, Paperback)


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A Private Woman in Public Spaces: Barbara Jordan's S...


A Private Woman in Public Spaces: Barbara Jordan’s S…


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Public and Private Families by Andrew J. Cherlin, 6th Edition (Hardcover)


Public and Private Families by Andrew J. Cherlin, 6th Edition (Hardcover)


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Public and Private Families an Introduction 5ed. Andrew J. Cherlin 2008


Public and Private Families an Introduction 5ed. Andrew J. Cherlin 2008


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The Privatization Decision: Public Ends, Private Means, Donahue, John D., New Bo


The Privatization Decision: Public Ends, Private Means, Donahue, John D., New Bo


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Economics : Private and Public Choice by James D. Gwartney, David A....


Economics : Private and Public Choice by James D. Gwartney, David A….


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14th Edition Economics : Private and Public Choice by James D. Gwartney


14th Edition Economics : Private and Public Choice by James D. Gwartney


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Economics : Private and Public Choice by James D. Gwartney 14th Edition


Economics : Private and Public Choice by James D. Gwartney 14th Edition


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Off Camera: Private Thoughts Made Public, Koppel, Ted, Good Condition, Book


Off Camera: Private Thoughts Made Public, Koppel, Ted, Good Condition, Book


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Private Politics and Public Voices: Black Women's Activism from World War I to t


Private Politics and Public Voices: Black Women’s Activism from World War I to t


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Microeconomics : Private and Public Choice by James D. Gwartney (2000,...


Microeconomics : Private and Public Choice by James D. Gwartney (2000,…


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Off Camera : Private Thoughts Made Public by Ted Koppel (JFK Jr., Bill Clinton)


Off Camera : Private Thoughts Made Public by Ted Koppel (JFK Jr., Bill Clinton)


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Public Man, Private Woman: Women in Social and Political Thought By Jean Bethke


Public Man, Private Woman: Women in Social and Political Thought By Jean Bethke


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Third Way - No Way: Private Enterprise - Public Service By John Redwood


Third Way – No Way: Private Enterprise – Public Service By John Redwood


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2006-06-15, Engaging Departments: Moving Faculty Culture From Private to Public,


2006-06-15, Engaging Departments: Moving Faculty Culture From Private to Public,


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Public Justice, Private Mercy: A Governor's Education on Death Row 19 1555842534


Public Justice, Private Mercy: A Governor’s Education on Death Row 19 1555842534


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Public Self and Private Self Softcover Reprint of the Origi by Roy F. Baumeister


Public Self and Private Self Softcover Reprint of the Origi by Roy F. Baumeister


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Public Marriage, Private Secrets (Harlequin Presents), Helen Bianchin, Good Book


Public Marriage, Private Secrets (Harlequin Presents), Helen Bianchin, Good Book


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NEW Public Worship, Private Faith by John Bealle Paperback Book (English) Free S


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Economics : Private and Public Choice Student Textbook Gwartney MacPherson,...


Economics : Private and Public Choice Student Textbook Gwartney MacPherson,…


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The Private Public, Excellent DVD, Traci Bingham, David Burns (II), Jason Cornwe


The Private Public, Excellent DVD, Traci Bingham, David Burns (II), Jason Cornwe


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Economics: Private and Public Choice 14th Edition


Economics: Private and Public Choice 14th Edition


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Microeconomics : Private and Public Choice by James D. Gwartney, A. H....


Microeconomics : Private and Public Choice by James D. Gwartney, A. H….


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Private Drive Sign. 12x18. Inform Drivers that Road is Not for Public Use


Private Drive Sign. 12×18. Inform Drivers that Road is Not for Public Use


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16mm...Two Abbott & Costello Shows...1953...Public Enemies & Private Eye


16mm…Two Abbott & Costello Shows…1953…Public Enemies & Private Eye


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Private Drive Sign. 12x18. Metal. Inform Drivers that Road is Not for Public Use


Private Drive Sign. 12×18. Metal. Inform Drivers that Road is Not for Public Use


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2008-12-01, Ethics in Action: Workable Guideline for Private and Public Choices


2008-12-01, Ethics in Action: Workable Guideline for Private and Public Choices


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Microeconomics : Private and Public Choice by James D. Gwartney (1977,...


Microeconomics : Private and Public Choice by James D. Gwartney (1977,…


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Public Appearances Private Realities: The Psychology of Self-Monitoring (Series


Public Appearances Private Realities: The Psychology of Self-Monitoring (Series


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Public Man, Private Woman


Public Man, Private Woman


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All Organizations Are Public: Bridging Public and Private Organizational Theorie


All Organizations Are Public: Bridging Public and Private Organizational Theorie


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The Male Body: A New Look at Men in Public and in Private


The Male Body: A New Look at Men in Public and in Private


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Off Camera : Private Thoughts Made Public by Ted Koppel *Hardcover/Dust Jacket*


Off Camera : Private Thoughts Made Public by Ted Koppel *Hardcover/Dust Jacket*


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Microeconomics : Private Markets and Public Choice by Robert D. Tollison, Robert


Microeconomics : Private Markets and Public Choice by Robert D. Tollison, Robert


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Moral Capitalism-Reconciling Private Interest with the Public Good-Stephen Young


Moral Capitalism-Reconciling Private Interest with the Public Good-Stephen Young


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Private Dreams of Public People by Lauren Lawrence (2003, Hardcover)


Private Dreams of Public People by Lauren Lawrence (2003, Hardcover)


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Private Rights and Public Problems: The Global Economics of Intellectual Propert


Private Rights and Public Problems: The Global Economics of Intellectual Propert


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Collaborative Governance : Private Roles for Public Goals in Turbulent Times...


Collaborative Governance : Private Roles for Public Goals in Turbulent Times…


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The Public Law/Private Law Divide: Une Entente Assez Cordiale? = La Distincti...


The Public Law/Private Law Divide: Une Entente Assez Cordiale? = La Distincti…


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Public and Private Families : A Reader by Andrew J. Cherlin (2009, Paperback)


Public and Private Families : A Reader by Andrew J. Cherlin (2009, Paperback)


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Politics Purpose-Occasional Observations Public Private-Lindsay Tanner


Politics Purpose-Occasional Observations Public Private-Lindsay Tanner


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2014-03-04, Kitty Genovese: A True Account of a Public Murder and Its Private Co


2014-03-04, Kitty Genovese: A True Account of a Public Murder and Its Private Co


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The Bollock Brothers - In Private In Public 1986 England E/E


The Bollock Brothers – In Private In Public 1986 England E/E


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TED KOPPEL's Book OFF CAMERA


TED KOPPEL’s Book OFF CAMERA “Private Thoughts Made Public” in Perfect Condition


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Private Women, Public Meals: Social Conflict in the Synoptic Traditio 1565630033


Private Women, Public Meals: Social Conflict in the Synoptic Traditio 1565630033


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Manhattan Family Guide to Private Schools and Selective Public Schools, 6th Edi


Manhattan Family Guide to Private Schools and Selective Public Schools, 6th Edi


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The Public and Private Worlds of Elizabeth I By Susan Watkins


The Public and Private Worlds of Elizabeth I By Susan Watkins


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Public versus Private Schools by Michael Hogan - 1984 Small PB 0140074732


Public versus Private Schools by Michael Hogan – 1984 Small PB 0140074732


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Pornography: Private Right or Public Menace?  Contemporary Issues  19 087975690X


Pornography: Private Right or Public Menace? Contemporary Issues 19 087975690X


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Private Life and Public Order: The Context of Modern Public Policy 19 0393097277


Private Life and Public Order: The Context of Modern Public Policy 19 0393097277


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Better Government at Half the Price : Private Production of Public Se 089803048X


Better Government at Half the Price : Private Production of Public Se 089803048X


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My Dearest Wife Private Public Lives James David Edgar-Maud McLean


My Dearest Wife Private Public Lives James David Edgar-Maud McLean


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120042 Parking In Rear Car Park Area Private Public Prosecuted LED Light Sign


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120042 Parking In Rear Car Park Area Private Public Prosecuted LED Light Sign


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120042 Parking In Rear Car Park Area Private Public Prosecuted LED Light Sign


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The Campaign Within: A Mayor's Private Journey to Public Leadership, Giuliano, N


The Campaign Within: A Mayor’s Private Journey to Public Leadership, Giuliano, N


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Public and Private: Twenty Years Photographing the Presidency 2002 by 0792269071


Public and Private: Twenty Years Photographing the Presidency 2002 by 0792269071


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Our Country Call Service Through Public Private Schools-Work-John Studebaker


Our Country Call Service Through Public Private Schools-Work-John Studebaker


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NEW The Public Law/Private Law Divide: Une Entente Assez Cordiale? = La Distinct


NEW The Public Law/Private Law Divide: Une Entente Assez Cordiale? = La Distinct


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Private Rights and Public Problems : The Global Economics of Intellectual...


Private Rights and Public Problems : The Global Economics of Intellectual…


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Alfred C. Kinsey : A Public/Private Life HARDCOVER James H Jones Human Sexuality


Alfred C. Kinsey : A Public/Private Life HARDCOVER James H Jones Human Sexuality


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Private Guns, Public Health, David Hemenway, New Book


Private Guns, Public Health, David Hemenway, New Book


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Private Dreams and Public Nightmares - Daphne Oram New & Sealed CD Free Shipping


Private Dreams and Public Nightmares – Daphne Oram New & Sealed CD Free Shipping


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onXmaps Hunting GPS Maps Garmin Montana Public/Private Land Topo HUNT-MT-SD


onXmaps Hunting GPS Maps Garmin Montana Public/Private Land Topo HUNT-MT-SD


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(2000-12-01) Sex, Love, and Health in America: Private Choices and Public Polici


(2000-12-01) Sex, Love, and Health in America: Private Choices and Public Polici


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Economics : Private and Public Choice by James D. Gwartney, David Macpherson,...


Economics : Private and Public Choice by James D. Gwartney, David Macpherson,…


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Private Times in Public - Six Slow New & Sealed CD Free Shipping


Private Times in Public – Six Slow New & Sealed CD Free Shipping


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Brand New Economics: Private and Public Choice 14th Edition


Brand New Economics: Private and Public Choice 14th Edition


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Children, Parents and the Law: Public and Private Authority...3rd edition


Children, Parents and the Law: Public and Private Authority…3rd edition


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New Sealed Economics: Private and Public Choice 14th Edition


New Sealed Economics: Private and Public Choice 14th Edition


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Microeconomics: Private and Public Choice: Gwartney, Stroup, Sobel, Macpherson


Microeconomics: Private and Public Choice: Gwartney, Stroup, Sobel, Macpherson


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Economics: Private and Public Choice 14th Edition Access Card ISBN 9781111968304


Economics: Private and Public Choice 14th Edition Access Card ISBN 9781111968304


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Microeconomics : Private and Public Choice by James D. Gwartney,


Microeconomics : Private and Public Choice by James D. Gwartney,


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Network Security: Private Communication in a Public World (2nd Edition)


Network Security: Private Communication in a Public World (2nd Edition)


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Private Guns, Public Health, David Hemenway, Very Good Book


Private Guns, Public Health, David Hemenway, Very Good Book


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Psalms and Hymns supplement public social private worship 1899 vintage


Psalms and Hymns supplement public social private worship 1899 vintage


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Hardback Book - Off Camera, Private Thoughts Made Public by Ted Koppel - Nice!


Hardback Book – Off Camera, Private Thoughts Made Public by Ted Koppel – Nice!


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Pornography: Private Right or Public Menace? (Contemporary Issues (Prometheus Bo


Pornography: Private Right or Public Menace? (Contemporary Issues (Prometheus Bo


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4 Nora Roberts pb Private Scandals+Sea Swept+Public Secrets+Inner Harbor


4 Nora Roberts pb Private Scandals+Sea Swept+Public Secrets+Inner Harbor


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Public-Private Partnerships for Public Health


Public-Private Partnerships for Public Health


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Global health problems require global solutions, and public-private partnerships are increasingly called upon to provide these solutions. Such partnerships involve private corporations in collaboration with governments, international agencies, and nongovernmental organizations. They can be very productive, but they also bring their own problems. This volume examines the organizational and ethical challenges of partnerships and suggests ways to address them. How do organizations with different values, interests, and world-views come together to resolve critical public health issues? How are shared objectives and shared values created within a partnership? How are relationships of trust fostered and sustained in the face of the inevitable conflicts, uncertainties, and risks of partnership? This book focuses on public-private partnerships that seek to expand the use of specific products to improve health conditions in poor countries. The volume includes case studies of partnerships involving specific diseases such as trachoma and river blindness, international organizations such as the World Health Organization, multinational pharmaceutical companies, and products such as medicines and vaccines. Individual chapters draw lessons from successful partnerships as well as troubled ones in order to help guide efforts to reduce global health disparities.

Public-Private Partnerships


Public-Private Partnerships


$110


Over the last decade or so, private-sector financing through public-private partnerships (PPPs) has become increasingly popular around the world as a way of procuring and maintaining public-sector infrastructure, in sectors such as transportation (roads, bridges, tunnels, railways, ports, airports), social infrastructure (hospitals, schools, prisons, social housing) public utilities (water supply, waste water treatment, waste disposal), government offices and other accommodation, and other specialised services (communications networks or defence equipment). This book, based on the author’s practical experience on the public- and private-sector sides of the table, reviews the key policy issues which arise for the public sector in considering whether to adopt the PPP procurement route, and the specific application of this policy approach in PPP contracts, comparing international practices in this respect. It offers a systematic and integrated approach to financing PPPs within this public-policy framework, and explains the project-finance techniques used for this purpose. The book deals with both the Concession and PFI models of PPP, and provides a structured introduction for those who are new to the subject, whether in the academic, public-sector, investment, finance or contracting fields, as well as an aide memoire for those developing PPP policies or negotiating PPPs. The author focuses on practical concepts, issues and techniques, and does not assume any prior knowledge of PPP policy issues or financing techniques. The book describes and explains:* The different types of PPPs and how these have developed* Why PPPs are attractive to governments* General policy issues for the public sector in developing a PPP programme* PPP procurement procedures and bid evaluation* The use of project-finance techniques for PPPs* Sources of funding* Typical PPP contracts and sub-contracts, and their relationship with the project’s financial structure * Risk assessment from the points of view of the public sector, investors, lenders and other project parties* Structuring the investment and debt financing* The key issues in negotiating a project-finance debt facility. In addition the book includes an extensive glossary, as well as cross-referencing.

Public Goods, Private Goods


Public Goods, Private Goods


$28.1


Much political thinking today, particularly that influenced by liberalism, assumes a clear distinction between the public and the private, and holds that the correct understanding of this should weigh heavily in our attitude to human goods. It is, for instance, widely held that the state may address human action in the ”public” realm but not in the ”private.” In "Public Goods, Private Goods" Raymond Geuss exposes the profound flaws of such thinking and calls for a more nuanced approach. Drawing on a series of colorful examples from the ancient world, he illustrates some of the many ways in which actions can in fact be understood as public or private. The first chapter discusses Diogenes the Cynic, who flouted conventions about what should be public and what should be private by, among other things, masturbating in the Athenian marketplace. Next comes an analysis of Julius Caesar’s decision to defy the Senate by crossing the Rubicon with his army; in doing so, Caesar asserted his dignity as a private person while acting in a public capacity. The third chapter considers St. Augustine’s retreat from public life to contemplate his own, private spiritual condition. In the fourth, Geuss goes on to examine recent liberal views, questioning, in particular, common assumptions about the importance of public dialogue and the purportedly unlimited possibilities humans have for reaching consensus. He suggests that the liberal concern to maintain and protect, even at a very high cost, an inviolable ”private sphere” for each individual is confused. Geuss concludes that a view of politics and morality derived from Hobbes and Nietzsche is a more realistic and enlightening way than modern liberalism to think about human goods. Ultimately, he cautions, a simplistic understanding of privacy leads to simplistic ideas about what the state is and is not justified in doing.

Pompeii: Public and Private Life


Pompeii: Public and Private Life


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Pompeii’s tragedy is our windfall: an ancient city fully preserved, its urban design and domestic styles speaking across the ages. This richly illustrated book conducts us through the captured wonders of Pompeii, evoking at every turn the life of the city as it was 2,000 years ago. When Vesuvius erupted in 79 A.D. its lava preserved not only the Pompeii of that time but a palimpsest of the city’s history, visible traces of the different societies of Pompeii’s past. Paul Zanker, a noted authority on Roman art and architecture, disentangles these tantalizing traces to show us the urban images that marked Pompeii’s development from country town to Roman imperial city. Exploring Pompeii’s public buildings, its streets and gathering places, we witness the impact of religious changes, the renovation of theaters and expansion of athletic facilities, and the influence of elite families on the city’s appearance. Through these stages, Zanker adeptly conjures a sense of the political and social meanings in urban planning and public architecture. The private houses of Pompeii prove equally eloquent, their layout, decor, and architectural detail speaking volumes about the life, taste, and desires of their owners. At home or in public, at work or at ease, these Pompeians and their world come alive in Zanker’s masterly rendering. A provocative and original reading of material culture, his work is an incomparable introduction to urban life in antiquity.

Public/Private: Negotiating a Distinction


Public/Private: Negotiating a Distinction


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In Public/Private, Fairfield examines the ethical-political significance as well as the policy implications of a right to privacy. Discussing the different applications of privacy laws, technology, property, relationships, Fairfield writes in a style accessible to specialists and students alike.

Public & Private Families: An Introduction


Public & Private Families: An Introduction


$3.95


Nationally recognized for its sound scholarship and balanced approach and written by one of the leading authorities in the field, this text examines the family through two lenses: the familiar private family in which we live most of our personal lives, and the public family in which we, as adults, deal with broader societal issues such as the care of the elderly, the increase in divorce, and childbearing outside of marriage. The book looks at intimate personal concerns, such as whether to marry, as well as societal concerns, such as governmental policies that affect families. Distinctive chapters – Chapter 9, "Children and Parents;" Chapter 10, "The Elderly and Their Families;" and Chapter 14, "The Family, the State and Social Policy" – examine issues of great current interest, such as income assistance to poor families, the effects of out-of-home childcare, and the costs of the Social Security and Medicare programs.

Public Scandal, Private Mistress


Public Scandal, Private Mistress


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Things get awkward for Veronica Bell when she unexpectedly meets hotshot billionaire financier Lucien Ryder again. They shared one incredible night together in Paris, and now he’s seduced her into becoming his mistress. To Veronica, Lucien’s a mystery–so why is he so suspicious of who she is? Especially now that a public scandal threatens to make their hot-and-steamy romance front-page news….

Economics: Private and Public Choice


Economics: Private and Public Choice


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A cornerstone of the Harcourt’s publishing program for 25 years, Economics: Private and Public Choice has been one of the company’s most solid and enduring texts ever. It is considered to be the best existing principles of economics textbook emphasizing free markets. With the eighth edition having sold more copies than any edition ever before, this text stands at the forefront with an exciting new ninth edition. The strengths of Economics: Private and Public Choice are its clarity, emphasis on the economic way of thinking, and its application to the world around us. Authors James Gwartney, Richard Stroup, and Russell Sobel believe that a text enabling students to understand a few basic concepts and apply those concepts is central to a principles of economics course.

Private Pensions and Public Policies


Private Pensions and Public Policies


$13.42


The private pension system, together with Social Security, has provided millions of Americans with income security in retirement. But over the past thirty years, pension coverage has stagnated, leaving behind some vulnerable groups. Defined contribution plans have exposed workers to greater investment risk, while cash balance and other hybrid plans may have adverse effects on older workers caught in the transition. Pension regulations, infamous for their complexity, can be bewildering to policy analysts and policymakers. Private Pensions and Public Policies sheds timely and much-needed light on specific issues within the broader context and framework of pension reform. Contributors focus on topics that must be addressed in any reform effort, including the effects of the shift in emphasis toward defined contribution plans (after the 1974 Employee Retirement Income and Security Act) and hybrid plans (from the 1990s); regulatory issues such as nondiscrimination rules and contribution limits; how to increase the information available to participants and improve financial education; how participants in defined contribution plans make choices on questions such as asset allocation, back-loaded versus front-loaded saving, and annuities versus lump sum distributions; and the interaction of the private pension system with Social Security. Contributors include Robert L. Clark (North Carolina State University), Sylvester J. Schieber (Watson Wyatt Worldwide), Richard A. Ippolito (George Mason University School of Law), Alan L. Gustman (Dartmouth College), Thomas L. Steinmeier (Texas Tech University), John Karl Scholz (University of Wisconsin), Dean M. Maki, (JPMorgan Chase), William Even (MiamiUniversity of Ohio), Jagadeesh Gokhale (American Enterprise Institute), Laurence J. Kotlikoff (Boston University), Mark J. Warshawsky (TIAA-CREF Institute), Annika Sunden (Boston College), Andrew A. Samwick (Dartmouth College), David A. Wise (Harvard University), Joel Dickson (The Vanguard Group), Peter Merrill (PriceWaterhouseCoopers), Kent Smetters (Wharton School), Yuewu Xu (TIAA-CREF Institute), Janemarie Mulvey (Watson Wyatt Worldwide), Peter Orszag (Sebago Associates, Inc.), James M. Poterba (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), John B. Shoven (Stanford University), Clemens Sialm (University of Michigan), Leslie E. Papke (Michigan State University), Jeffrey R. Brown (Harvard University), and Michael Hurd (RAND Corporation).

Private Vices, Public Benefits


Private Vices, Public Benefits


$21.94


Private Vices, Public Benefits puts Bernard Mandeville’s social and political thought in its historical context. Goldsmith shows how Mandeville initially framed his views in The Female Tatler (1709-10) where, opposing Richard Steele’s advocacy of public and private virtue in The Tatler, he contended that the development of society, prosperity and well-being depends on the vicious and selfish aspects of human nature. In The Fable of the Bees and its sequels Mandeville transformed this claim into an elaborate conjectural history of human progress. By rejecting the aristocratic model of human fulfilment, he was able to recognize other ways of pursuing happiness and also the denigrated capacities of women.

The Private Side of a Public Education


The Private Side of a Public Education


$23.99


The Private Side of a Public Education ($20. ISBN: 978-1-937536-19-0. 2011.): Finally someone inside public education is willing and able to share what makes public education one of the most wasteful and harmful and yet one of the most noble efforts in the history of mankind. The author shares a personal and professional journey into corners of public education that will both disturb and delight readers. The author takes the reader into the world of felonious students and staff members, and how their presence in school poses real dangers for all students. He chronicles how some public school teachers and administrators save souls and how others are allowed to be cruel to children. Along with these honest descriptions of public education, the author also shares his personal journey through public education with a humorous view alternating with heart rendering descriptions of students trying to retain their dignity while struggling to survive in public schools. Recent books such as Waiting for Superman and The Death and Life of the Great American School System fail to capture and reveal the essence of the current public education system in America.

Public/Private Partnerships


Public/Private Partnerships


$109


Research and development (R and D) leads to innovation, and innovation leads to technological change. Technological change, in turn, is the primary driver of economic growth. Public/private partnerships — cooperative relationships among industry, government, and/or universities — leverage the efficiency of R and D and are thus a critical aspect of a nation’s innovation system.This text is intended for upper-level undergraduate and MBA courses such as Economics and Technology, Economics of Innovation, and Economics of Science and Technology, among others. The first chapter introduces the concept of public/private research partnerships along with other concepts fundamental to an understanding of innovation and technology policy. The framework chapters (2-5) set forth an argument for the public’s role – government’s role – in innovation in general and in public/private partnership in particular. The remaining chapters (6-14) describe a number of public/private partnerships and, to the extent possible, evaluate their social impact.

Infrastructure Public-Private Partnerships


Infrastructure Public-Private Partnerships


$99


Economic development and social welfare depend on the existence of effective and efficient infrastructure systems, particularly in health, energy, transportation and water, many of which are developed and managed through Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs). However, empirical evidence suggests some pitfalls in the use of these PPP arrangements. This book addresses these issues, focusing on mostly three key questions: How to improve the robustness of the decision-making process leading to the option of PPP? How to improve contract management as the longest phase of the process? How can contracts be improved to accommodate uncertainty and avoid harmful renegotiations? The authors explore the concept of flexible contracts, the uncertainty modeling for improving the robustness of the decision-making process, and develop an overall framework for effective contract management, along with a comprehensive analysis of current renegotiation patterns. The ultimate goal is to improve the contractual performance, as well as the overall infrastructure management and social welfare. ​

Kinsey: Public and Private


Kinsey: Public and Private


$3.95


Spanning six decades from his childhood in the early 1900s to his death in 1956, the film turns the microscope on the man whose landmark studies on the sexual behaviors of the common man rocked a nation. The interviewer of tens of thousands, Kensey subjected his own life and that of his researchers to the same type of analysis that produced his 1948 bestselling book Sexual Behavior in the Human Male. But while the Kinsey team’s focus was predominantly outward, perhaps what they learned about themselves was as great as that which they taught their country. In addition to Liam Neeson, the cast includes Laura Linney (You Can Count on Me, Mystic River) as Clara Kinsey, Chris O’Donnell (Scent of a Woman, Batsman & Robin) as Wardell Pomeroy, Peter Sarsgaard, Timothy Hutton, John Lithgow, Oliver Platt, and Tim Curry. The illustrated book includes the complete screenplay, an exclusive introduction by writer/director Bill Condon, extracts from histories and biographies of the period, film stills and complete cast and crew credits.

Public and Private Families: A Reader


Public and Private Families: A Reader


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This reader examines the family through two lenses–the familiar private family, in which we live our personal lives, and the public family, in which we deal with broader societal issues, such as raising the next generation, and the care of the elderly. Consequently, these readings look both at intimate, personal concerns, such as whether to marry, as well as societal concerns, such as governmental policies that affect families. The reader corresponds exactly to and is published concurrent with Cherlin’s textbook "Public and Private Families: An Introduction"; both the textbook and the reader have 15 same-named chapters.

Public Insurance and Private Markets


Public Insurance and Private Markets


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As America debates the merits of government-provided health insurance, it is important to note that the U.S. government is already the largest insurance provider in the world. For decades, it has used taxpayer funds to support the world’s largest health care insurance programs (Medicare and Medicaid) as well as the biggest pension and disability insurance system (Social Security). The recent economic crisis has prompted the government to dramatically increase its insurance role by assuming large equity positions in private firms and bailing out troubled mortgages buyers and sellers. Do these public insurance programs improve social welfare? Or does government intervention risk moral hazard and result in inefficient programs that would be better handled by the private sector? In Public Insurance and Private Markets, leading economists critically examine the government’s role in insuring against pension fund shortfalls, crop losses, property damage from floods and other natural catastrophes, bank failure, and terrorism. Jeffrey R. Brown and his coauthors argue that government intervention must always be economically justified; that risk adjusted premiums are essential; that the true taxpayer burden for public insurance programs must be recognized; and that private markets are capable of transferring risk without government intervention. Poorly designed government insurance programs result in misallocation of resources, excessive risk-taking, and potentially enormous burdens on current and future taxpayers. Public Insurance and Private Markets offers market-based guidelines for the proper scope of government intervention and the design of public insurance programs_guidelines that will benefit the U.S. economy and protect the resources of future generations.

Private Prisons and Public Accountability


Private Prisons and Public Accountability


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Private prisons have become an integral part of the penal system in the United States, the United Kingdom, and Australia. There already are over 100 such prisons in these countries, and with the number of prisoners continuing to increase rapidly, the trend toward privatization seems irreversible. In this context, Richard Harding addresses the following issues: the contributions, positive or negative, that private prisons make to providing custody for offenders; whether or not private prisons stimulate improvement within the public prison system; and the difficulties with the regulation and accountability of private prisons. This book sets out to explore the contribution of private prisons to custodial practices, standards, and objectives. Many experts believe that, properly regulated and fully accountable, private prisons could lead to improvement within the public prison system, which has long been degenerate and demoralized. Harding sees the total prison system as a single entity, with two components: public and private. He relies upon extensive fieldwork and draws upon published literature as well as in-house documentation, discussions with public and private authorities, and a range of government documents. Key issues covered in Private Prisons and Public Accountability are: overcrowding, program delivery, prisoners’ rights, quality of staff, and financial control. This volume will be a significant addition to the criminal justice literature, but it will also appeal to sociologists, policymakers, and scholars interested in the privatization of various institutions in our society.

Public Private Partnerships


Public Private Partnerships


$154.17


Public Private Partnership is a key issue in the construction industry – causing much concern among contractors, funders and facility managers. Demand has been building for a thorough analysis …This edited book will familiarise both researchers and construction professionals working with public private partnerships (PPP) with the issues involved in the planning, implementation and day-to-day management of public private projects. It will show how current risk management methods can help the complex process of managing procurement via such partnerships.The chapters – most authored by a practitioner/academic partnership – are organised round the concepts of best value and use the findings of a major research project investigating Risk Assessment and Management in Private Finance Initiative Projects. The analysis of this research will be supplemented with contributions by leading international experts from Hong Kong, Australia and Singapore, covering hospitals, schools, waste management and housing – to exemplify best practice in PPP-based procurement.

Macroeconomics: Private and Public Choice


Macroeconomics: Private and Public Choice


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Authors James D. Gwartney, Richard L. Stroup, Russell S. Sobel, and David Macpherson, believe that a course on principles of economics should focus on the power and relevance of the economic way of thinking. It is this belief and corresponding writing approach that has made MACROECONOMICS: PRIVATE AND PUBLIC CHOICE one of South-Western’s most solid and enduring texts. Throughout this text, the authors integrate applications and real-world data in an effort to make the basic concepts of economics come alive for the reader. South-Western is a part of Cengage Learning.

Very Private and Public Relations


Very Private and Public Relations


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In "Very Public and Private Relations," Jim Dunn takes us on a rollicking ride from poor boy growing up in a small town on the west coast of Scotland to the five-star lifestyle of a pioneer in travel PR.Along the way he tells us about his life as mommy’s boy and his forbidden gay encounters on the "Love Train" home from Glasgow.Jim readily admits that he couldn’t type, write or understand one end of PR from the other when he started, but that didn’t stop him from creating the UK’s leading travel and leisure PR consultancy over the next thirty years. This book is a tour de force account of Jim’s life and work and is a fascinating insight into how the travel business matured into the multi-billion dollar industry we know today–from British Benidorm to Hong Kong, the Bahamas and beyond.

Privatization and Public-Private Partnerships


Privatization and Public-Private Partnerships


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From one of its leading international proponents comes this comprehensive, coherent guide to privatization — its background, theory, and practical reality. In this new book, E.S. Savas explains –using a straightforward, all-inclusive approach –what, why, when, and how to privatize. Contracting services, using franchises and vouchers, divesting government-owned businesses, privatizing infrastructure through public-private partnerships, reforming education, privatizing the welfare state, and overcoming opposition to privatization are just some of the many aspects discussed in detail.

Public Marriage, Private Secrets


Public Marriage, Private Secrets


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Four years ago Gianna made a whirlwind marriage to the man she loved–Raul Velez-Saldana was the father of her baby. But, tragically, her pregnancy didn’t last and neither did their marriage. Discovering Raul’s infidelity, Gianna left. But the Spaniard who stole her heart has returned As far as Raul is concerned, his marriage to Gianna was simply postponed–now he wants his wife back In public they are the perfect society couple; in private the secrets of their past still haunt them both and their desire is just as strong as ever….

Macroeconomics: Public and Private Choice


Macroeconomics: Public and Private Choice


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ECONOMICS: PRIVATE AND PUBLIC CHOICE includes many more engaging elementsasuch as scenes from popular movies and applications of economic theory to real-world issuesato help you see how these theories apply to the world around you. Each chapter has been updated to reflect todayas market, including analysis and explanation of measures of current economic activity. Youall also find highlights of the lives of notable economists and how they contributed to the thinking that shapes our markets today. Common economic myths are dispelled, and the ainvisible handa metaphor is applied to economic theory, demonstrating how itas working even today to stimulate the economy. This 12th edition includes new technology features such as a robust set of online multimedia learning tools, including video clips and free quizzes designed to support your classroom work; a completely updated Aplia interactive learning system with practice problems, interactive tutorials, online experiences, and more.

Private Dreams of Public People


Private Dreams of Public People


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From ancient times of Delphian oracles to present-day psychoanalysis, dreams have always inspired and fascinated us. What secrets do we unlock when we close our eyes? We are in a constant search for meaning in our dreams, hoping to discover the mysteries of our unconscious. For the first time, public figures like Madonna, Michael Douglas, Oliver Stone, Candace Bushnell, Kelsey Grammer, Chris Kattan, Luciano Pavarotti, Paul McCartney, Juliette Binoche and a host of others confess their intimate dreams. Dream expert Lauren Lawrence dissects these dreams, giving us unprecedented insight into celebrities’ deepest thoughts and what makes them shine. Private Dreams of Public People approaches the dream like never before, focusing on celebrity dreamers and the expression of talent inherent within their nighttime journeys.

Public-Private Policy Partnerships


Public-Private Policy Partnerships


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Buy Public-Private Policy Partnerships by Pauline Rosenau Vaillancourt in Paperback for the low price of 27.00. Find this product in Political Science > Public Policy – General, Public Affairs & Administration.

Private and Public Corruption


Private and Public Corruption


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The book roots corruption in the idea of a departure from conventional standards, and thus offers an account not only of its corrosiveness but also of its malleability and controversiality. In the course of a broadranging exploration, it examines various links between private and public corruption, connecting the latter with other social and political structures.

Microeconomics: Private and Public Choice


Microeconomics: Private and Public Choice


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A cornerstone of the Harcourt’s publishing program for 25 years, Microeconomics: Private and Public Choice has been one of the company’s most solid and enduring texts ever. It is considered to be the best existing principles of economics textbook emphasizing free markets. With the eighth edition having sold more copies than any edition ever before, this text stands at the forefront with an exciting new ninth edition. The strengths of Microeconomics: Private and Public Choice are its clarity, emphasis on the economic way of thinking, and its application to the world around us. Authors James Gwartney, Richard Stroup, and Russell Sobel believe that a text enabling students to understand a few basic concepts and apply those concepts is central to a principles of economics course.

The Public Use of Private Interest


The Public Use of Private Interest


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According to conventional wisdom, government may intervene when private markets fail to provide goods and services that society values. This view has led to the passage of much legislation and the creation of a host of agencies that have attempted, by exquisitely detailed regulations, to compel legislatively defined behavior in a broad range of activities affecting society as a whole–health care, housing, pollution abatement, transportation, to name only a few. Far from achieving the goals of the legislators and regulators, these efforts have been largely ineffective; worse, they have spawned endless litigation and countless administrative proceedings as the individuals and firms on who the regulations fall seek to avoid, or at least soften, their impact. The result has been long delays in determining whether government programs work at all, thwarting of agreed-upon societal aims, and deep skepticism about the power of government to make any difference. Strangely enough in a nation that since its inception has valued both the means and the ends of the private market system, the United States has rarely tried to harness private interests to public goals. Whenever private markets fail to produce some desired good or service (or fail to deter undesirable activity), the remedies proposed have hardly ever involved creating a system of incentives similar to those of the market place so as to make private choice consonant with public virtue. In this revision of the Godkin Lectures presented at Harvard University in November and December 1976, Charles L. Schultze examines the sources of this paradox. He outlines a plan for government intervention that would turn away from the direct" command and control" regulating techniques of the past and rely instead on market-like incentives to encourage people indirectly to take publicly desired actions.

Inside: A Public and Private Life


Inside: A Public and Private Life


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Joe Califano grew up in a tight-knit working class family in Depression-era Brooklyn. His parents instilled in their son a work ethic, sense of self, and devotion to Church that stayed with him as he rose through the ranks of America’s ruling class. From Jesuit undergraduate schools to Harvard Law, influential law firms, Robert McNamara’s Pentagon, Lyndon Johnson’s White House, and Jimmy Carter’s Cabinet, Califano was hard charging, effective, and committed to his causes–whether that meant reforming the military, working for equal rights for all, his struggle to be a committed Catholic in America, or finally his passion to combat addictions that ruin so many American lives. The book is called "Inside," and that’s where it takes us–inside his public and private life–as Califano worked in the power centers of three Democratic administrations. He shows us how hardball is often necessary to make government serve its people. Califano remained "inside" even out of government, representing the "Washington Post" and Democratic Party during Watergate. "Inside" is history, memoir, and a profoundly revealing personal drama of a powerful figure involved in many defining events of the last half century. It is a tale of how ambition, tenacity and courage, guided by deeply felt ethics, can move the world, from the inside.

Private Jokes, Public Places


Private Jokes, Public Places


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A female architecture student defends her thesis project, a swimming pool facility. With intellectual pretension and a great deal of pontificating, her advisors challenge her difference, leading her to turn the tables on them with a spectacular and unexpected action.

Microeconomics: Public & Private Choice


Microeconomics: Public & Private Choice


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Authors James D. Gwartney, Richard L. Stroup, Russell S. Sobel, and David Macpherson believe that a course on principles of economics should focus on the power and relevance of the economic way of thinking. It is this belief and corresponding writing approach that has made MICROECONOMICS: PRIVATE AND PUBLIC CHOICE one of South-Western’s most solid and enduring texts. Throughout this text, the authors integrate applications and real-world data in an effort to make the basic concepts of economics come alive for the reader. South-Western is a part of Cengage Learning.

Private Funds, Public Purpose


Private Funds, Public Purpose


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Comparative information detailing the cultural, legal and historical environments of foundations in international settings has been scarce – until now. Written by scholars from six countries, this text covers philanthropic foundations in the world’s busiest commercial centers – the U.S. and Eastern and Western Europe. It reports on the structures and mindsets that shape foundations’ gift giving, and discusses different aspects of foundation management. Case studies of the French and Italian foundation communities and a comparative legal chapter are especially notable.

Public and Private Morality


Public and Private Morality


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How far can we apply the same moral principles to both public and private behaviour. In the interests of effective political action, are we right to accept acts of deceit, exploitation or force which we would regard as unacceptable in private relations with individuals? What means can be properly adopted in the promotion of great public causes? The problem of ‘dirty hands’ in politics was posed most strikingly by Machiavelli. It has re-emerged this century in a pressing and, to some extent, a new form, in connection with the two World Wars and more recently the Vietnam War, where the political decisions and the destruction, and risks of destruction, have been of a scale and character not previously experienced. The contributors, including Bernard Williams, Thomas Nagel, T. M. Scanlon, and Ronald Dworkin, examine the background to this problem in moral and political theory.

Economics: Private & Public Choice


Economics: Private & Public Choice


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Authors James D. Gwartney, Richard L. Stroup, Russell S. Sobel, and David Macpherson, believe that a course on principles of economics should focus on the power and relevance of the economic way of thinking. It is this belief and corresponding writing approach that has made ECONOMICS: PRIVATE AND PUBLIC CHOICE one of South-Western’s most solid and enduring texts. Throughout this text, the authors integrate applications and real-world data in an effort to make the basic concepts of economics come alive for the reader.

Private Guns, Public Health


Private Guns, Public Health


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"In this small book David Hemenway has produced a masterwork. He has dissected the various aspects of the gun violence epidemic in the United States into its component parts and considered them separately. He has produced a scientifically based analysis of the data and indeed the microdata of the over 30,000 deaths and 75,000 injuries which occur each year. Consideration and adoption of the policy lessons he recommends would strengthen the Constitutional protections that all of our citizens have to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness." -Richard F. Corlin, Past President, American Medical Association "This lucid and penetrating study is essential reading for anyone who wishes to understand the tragedy of gun violence in America and-even more important-what we can do to stop it. David Hemenway cuts through the cant and rhetoric in a way that no fair-minded person can dismiss, and no sane society can afford to ignore." -Richard North Patterson, novelist "The rate of gun-related homicide, suicide, and accidental injury has reached epidemic proportions in American society. Diagnosing and treating the gun violence epidemic demands the development of public health solutions in conjunction with legislative and law enforcement strategies." -Kweisi Mfume, President and CEO of NAACP "In scholarly, sober analytic assessments, including rigorous critiques of NRA-popularized pseudoscience, David Hemenway constructs a convincing case that firearm availability is a critical and proximal cause of unparalleled carnage. By formulating such violence as a public health issue, he proposes workable policies analogous to ones that reduced injuries from tobacco, alcohol, andautomobiles." -Jerome P. Kassirer, Editor-in-Chief Emeritus, New England Journal of Medicine, and Distinguished Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine "As a former District Attorney and Attorney General, I know the urgency of providing safe homes, schools and neighborhoods for all. This remarkable tour-de-force is a powerful study of one promising solution: a data-rich, eminently readable demonstration of why we should treat gun violence as an American epidemic." -Scott Harshbarger, Former Attorney General of Massachusetts, President and CEO of Common Cause On an average day in the United States, guns are used to kill almost eighty people, and to wound nearly three hundred more. If any other consumer product had this sort of disastrous effect, the public outcry would be deafening; yet when it comes to guns such facts are accepted as a natural consequence of supposedly high American rates of violence. "Private Guns, Public Health" explodes that myth and many more, revealing the advantages of treating gun violence as a consumer safety and public health problem. David Hemenway fair-mindedly and authoritatively demonstrates how a public-health approach-which emphasizes prevention over punishment, and wh

Public Heroes, Private Felons Public Heroes, Private Felons Public Heroes, Private Felons Public Heroes, Private Felons Public Her


Public Heroes, Private Felons Public Heroes, Private Felons Public Heroes, Private Felons Public Heroes, Private Felons Public Her


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While arrests of celebrated college and professional athletes for crimes against women escalate at an alarming rate, popular sports figures routinely escape accountability for their offenses. Shielded by a lucrative sports industry that fosters the athlete’s positive image as role model to the nation’s youth, few players are successfully prosecuted in the courts and they rarely face sanctions on their eligibility to play. In a work that is sure to generate heated debate, Jeff Benedict thoroughly investigates for the first time athletes’ abusive behavior, delving into the full spectrum of complex factors that give rise to and perpetuate the disturbing pattern of frequent sexual and domestic violence toward women. Drawing on extensive and unprecedented interviews with athletes, victims, attorneys, coaches, team officials, and others, Benedict provides an in-depth examination of several incidents of rape, gang rape, and assault by successful sports figures, including the cases of Mike Tyson, Christian Peter and other members of the University of Nebraska football team, and former Boston Celtic Marcus Webb. Benedict’s probe confronts such controversial issues as race, class, the groupie phenomenon, the sexually permissive lifestyle of many athletes, the consensual sex defense, and the sports industry’s indifference to recruiting or drafting talented athletes with prior criminal records. Benedict concludes with sound proposals for implementing tougher measures and sanctions at both the college and professional levels in order to stem the disquieting number of athletes who commit violent crimes against women.

Private Management and Public Policy: The Principle of Public Responsibility


Private Management and Public Policy: The Principle of Public Responsibility


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"Private Management and Public Policy" is a landmark work at the intersection of business and society. First published in 1975, it focuses on the management processes that companies use to respond to social issues. The text develops the "principle of public responsibility" as an alternative to the notion that firms have unlimited accountability. And, it presents one of the first systems-based approaches to corporate responsibility, providing theoretical support for business involvement in public policy. Arguably, the book’s major contribution is its broad outline of an alternative theory of the firm in society–one that offers the possibility of overcoming traditional public and private dichotomies.

Bailouts: Public Money, Private Profit


Bailouts: Public Money, Private Profit


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Today’s financial crisis was caused by the dismal failures of regulators, market analysts, and corporate executives, yet the response of the American government has been to bail out the very institutions and individuals that have wrought such havoc upon the nation. Are such massive bailouts really called for? Are they capable of success? Helping to make sense of this hotly debated issue, Robert E. Wright and his colleagues provide an unbiased history of government bailouts and a frank assessment of their effectiveness. This book depicts colonial America’s struggle with the country’s first dangerous real estate bubble, as well as the British government’s counterproductive response, which limited trade and shrank the money supply. It explains how Alexander Hamilton saved a young nation by allowing central banks and other lenders to bail out distressed but sound businesses without rewarding or encouraging the risky ones. And it shows how, in the second half of the twentieth century, governments began to bail out distressed companies, industries, and even entire economies in ways that subsidized risk takers at the expense of taxpayers, while interventions made over the past four decades have failed to reinvigorate sagging economies. By peering into America’s use of public money to save private profit, this volume demystifies the challenges now facing the Obama administration and offers better ways to control risk in the future. Anyone touched by our present economic crisis will find a trove of useful information in this book.

Public and Private Families: An Introduction, with Powerweb


Public and Private Families: An Introduction, with Powerweb


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Nationally recognized for its sound scholarship and balanced approach and written by one of the leading authorities in the field, this text examines the family through two lenses: the familiar private family in which we live most of our personal lives, and the public family in which we, as adults, deal with broader societal issues such as the care of the elderly, the increase in divorce, and childbearing outside of marriage. Consequently, the book looks at intimate personal concerns, such as whether to marry, as well as societal concerns, such as governmental policies that affect families.

Economics Coursebook: Private and Public Choice


Economics Coursebook: Private and Public Choice


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The Coursebook is more than a study guide. It includes numerous multiple-choice, true/false, and discussion questions to help you self-test you knowledge of each chapter. Answers and short explanations for most questions are provided in the back of the Coursebooks. Each chapter also contains problem and project exercises designed to improve your understanding of how the mechanics of economics are done. Like the textbook, the Coursebooks are designed to help you develop the economic way of thinking.

Ludwig Wittgenstein: Public and Private Occasions


Ludwig Wittgenstein: Public and Private Occasions


$130.15


For Wittgenstein, philosophy was an on-going activity. Only in his dialog with the philosophical community and in his private moments does Wittgenstein’s philosophical practice fully come to light. Visit our website for sample chapters

Public/Private Partnerships for Local Governments


Public/Private Partnerships for Local Governments


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Buy Public/Private Partnerships for Local Governments by Oliver W. Porter in Paperback for the low price of 21.95. Find this product in Business & Economics > General, General.

Antebellum Women: Private, Public, Partisan


Antebellum Women: Private, Public, Partisan


$46.49


How did diverse women in America understand, explain, and act upon their varied constraints, positions, responsibilities, and worldviews in changing American society between the end of the Revolution and the beginning of the Civil War? Antebellum Women: Private, Public, Partisan answers the question by going beyond previous works in the field. The authors identify three phases in the changing relationship of women to civic and political activities. They first situate women as Odeferential domesticsO in a world of conservative gender expectations; then map out the development of an ideology that allowed women to leverage their familial responsibilities into participation as Ocompanionate co-workersO in movements of religion, reform, and social welfare; and finally trace the path of those who followed their causes into the world of politics as Opassionate partisans.O The book includes a selection of primary documents that encompasses both well-known works and previously unpublished texts from a variety of genres, making Antebellum Women a unique one-volume work that will introduce readers to the documentary record as well as to the vibrant body of historical work on gender in the early nineteenth century.

Economics: Private Markets and Public Choice


Economics: Private Markets and Public Choice


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KEY BENEIFT: " The Sixth Edition of this introduction to principles of economics again integrates the public choice theme with a discussion of basic economic issues, while including many new analyses of domestic policies, and proposals and current global events. The free market approach begins in Chapter One with a condensed and accessible discussion contrasting market and non-market institutions, and is carried throughout the text. The book features a tightened exposition of microeconomics, more coverage of environmental economics and the economics of information, many new applications, and the addition of Internet-based exercises to each chapter. For business novices.

Snowdon: Public Figure, Private Man


Snowdon: Public Figure, Private Man


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When handsome society photographer Antony Armstrong-Jones married the glamorous and beautiful Princess Margaret, it was the stuff that dreams were made of: a wedding in Westminster Abbey watched on television by millions around the world, a romantic honeymoon on the Royal Yacht and a first home in Kensington Palace. Created Earl of Snowdon, as a young commoner brought into the traditional and ultra-conventional royal family Tony was a breath of much-needed fresh air. Yet he was also the first royal rebel, refusing to accept a subsidiary role to his wife or to walk the mandatory two steps behind her in public. After eighteen years of married life and two children, however, the fairytale turned into a nightmare and a bitter divorce. In later years, while Princess Margaret suffered with ill-health, Snowdon prospered. He made a successful, if occasionally stormy, second marriage and continued to enjoy the friendship and affection of the Queen and the Queen Mother. As a photographer, he remains among the most sought after in the world – and one of the highest paid. Royal biographer Brian Hoey draws on personal interviews with some of Lord Snowdon’s closest friends and professional colleagues. The Princess of Wales discussed the similarities between them, and Snowdon’s son David, Viscount Linley describes the closeness of their relationship and the influence his father has had on him. Snowdon: Public Figure, Private Man fully and frankly explores the life of this intriguing man. It has never been more timely to look at the trailblazer who prepared the way for other commoners – Captain Mark Phillips, Lady Diana Spencer, Sarah Ferguson and Tim Laurence – to join the exclusive, if dysfunctional, Royal family.

Confidential Information Sources: Public and Private


Confidential Information Sources: Public and Private


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This edition includes the effects of massive computerization on the collection, storage, and reporting of personal data. For investigations and back-ground checks of any type, this outstanding volume tells how to hire reliable employees, sell to solvent customers, and purchase from reliable vendors. Carroll also examines troubling issues of ethics, accuracy, and privacy in our age of electronic information transfer. Discusses the way the nation collects, stores, and uses personal information. Addresses the ethical questions about how personal data should be used. Highlights the changes in information collection brought about by computers.

Psychosocial Worlds of the Adolescent: Public and Private


Psychosocial Worlds of the Adolescent: Public and Private


$24.63


This text examines the cognitive, emotional, and biological changes going on within the adolescent as he or she interacts with peers on the road to adulthood. The peer relationship is shown to be the most influential force in this period of development. The author presents a new theory–based on empirical data from research with 2,500 adolescents–that makes it possible to identify stages of adolescent development and reinterpret the importance of the peer group in the development of self-concept. She also discusses practical therapeutic approaches.

Principles of Public and Private Infrastructure Delivery


Principles of Public and Private Infrastructure Delivery


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Essential to anyone involved in the planning, design, construction, operation or finance of infrastructure assets, this innovative work puts project delivery, finance, and operation together in a practical new formulation of how both public and private owners can better manage their entire collection of infrastructure facilities. Principles of Public and Private Infrastructure Delivery traces the history of infrastructure development and finance in the United States, and meticulously ties America’s historical success in infrastructure to the simultaneous use of Design-Bid- Build, Design-Build, Design-Build-Operate, and Design-Build-Finance-Operate to deliver both public and private infrastructure collections. This historical background provides the basis for a new, integrated strategy for managing infrastructure assets in the 21st century. Principles of Public and Private Infrastructure Delivery provides the logic and practical tools that public and private decision-makers need to make better strategic choices in the application of scarce resources to infrastructure facilities. New tools are presented that permit simple comparisons of different project delivery and finance strategies. Practical approaches are provided that allow owners to quickly compare capital program alternatives for entire collections of infrastructure facilities. Practical legislative strategies for organizing the delivery of public infrastructure are presented and described. Principles of Public and Private Infrastructure Delivery provides a practical framework that owners can apply to implement a competitive infrastructure strategy and a principled framework that private sector firms can use to effectively reposition themselves in this changing market. It puts infrastructure asset management in an entirely new and more productive light, and establishes a new paradigm for steady improvement in the quality and cost performance of public and private infrastructure networks. Audience: This book will be an essential reference tool for infrastructure managers throughout the public and private sectors, including: Public Works Officials; Corporate Officials Responsible for Asset Management; State Legislators and Executive Officials; State Agencies and Regional Authorities Responsible for Transportation, Water Supply and Treatment; City Mayors, Town Managers, and Other Local Officials; Private Infrastructure Developers and Operators; Procurement and Project Counsel; Design-Builders; Constructors; Design Professionals; Management Consultants; Program Managers; and Financial Institutions.

Public and Private Buses for Commuters in Central


Public and Private Buses for Commuters in Central


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Public and Private Buses for Commuters in Central – Photographic Print

Women in Public and Private Law Enforcement


Women in Public and Private Law Enforcement


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Women in Public and Private Law Enforcement is hands-down the most comprehensive examination of women in law enforcement to date. Most importantly, it fills the current void that exists for texts on this important and growing area of law enforcement. Both public and private sector law enforcement are covered including policing and private security. For policing this includes not only municipal policing, but also state and federal law enforcement. For the security industry, coverage includes not only private security guards but also various other occupations that may be included under private security such as protection specialists. Women in Public and Private Law Enforcement is intended for academicians and students of sociology, criminal justice, psychology, business, management and loss prevention as a resource on women in non-traditional occupations, specifically law enforcement. It is also intended for professionals in the field today, to apprize them of contemporary issues for women in law enforcement and serve as a reference to guide policy and procedure development.Authors Pamela Collins and Kathryn Scarborough not only define distinctions in law enforcement and private security but also provide an understanding of the importance of specificity, with regard to this occupational analysis. The authors’ diverse background allows them to offer uniquely complementary approach, emphasizing both the importance of understanding the professions from a practical standpoint, while at the same time giving credence to academic analysis. The book’s primary focus is on gender with limited attention paid to race and ethnicity. Some comparisons are made when appropriate, but the ultimate goal is to provide the reader the most comprehensive analysis with respect to gender. Finally, the authors provide women in law enforcement today with detailed analysis and description of how far they have come, the struggles they have faced, the challenges they have overcome, and the achievements they have made.

Virginia Woolf: Public and Private Negotiations


Virginia Woolf: Public and Private Negotiations


$46.89


In this new paperback edition of "Virginia Woolf: Public and Private Negotiations," Anna Snaith explores the centrality of ideas of public and private in Woolf’s life and writing. The book offers a fresh understanding of Woolf’s feminism, her narrative techniques, her attitudes to publication, and her role in public debate. It draws on new manuscript material and previously unexplored letters to Woolf from her reading public.

Drawing the Line: Public and Private in America


Drawing the Line: Public and Private in America


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In "Drawing the Line," Andrew Stark takes a fresh and provocative look at how Americans debate the border between the public realm and the private. The seemingly eternal struggle to establish the proper division of societal responsibilities –to draw the line –has been joined yet again. Obama administration initiatives, particularly bank bailouts and health care reform, roil anew the debate of just what government should do for its citizens, what exactly is the public sphere, and what should be left to individual responsibility. Are these arguments specific to isolated policy issues, or do they reveal something bigger about politics and society? The author realizes that the shorthand, "public vs. private" dichotomy is overly simplistic. Something more subtle and complex is going on, Stark reveals, and he offers a deeper, more politically helpful way to view these conflicts. Stark interviewed hundreds of policymakers and advocates, and here he weaves those insights into his own counterintuitive view and innovative approach to explain how citizens at the grass-roots level divide policy debates between public and private responsibilities –specifically on education, land use and "public space," welfare, and health care. In doing so, "Drawing the Line" provides striking lessons for anyone trying to build new and effective policy coalitions on Main Street. "All of these debates… are typically portrayed as conflicts between one side championing the values of the public sphere… and the other those of the private realm…. A] closer look shows that each side asserts and relies coequally on both sets of values… but applies them in inverse or opposing ways." –From the Introduction

Urban Models and Public-Private Partnership


Urban Models and Public-Private Partnership


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This book addresses the topic of urban models with reference to large western cities and particularly to global cities. In the current transitional phase, the use of language and the systematization of phenomena has become important. The book’s matrix examines two important and strongly connected themes: urban models and public-private partnerships (PPP) determined by urban functions which are transformed in an increasingly rapid and complex manner as a result of globalization. PPPs represent the new border of the modern global state. The book focuses on two principal urban models (renewal and restructuring) through PPPs and subsequently the relationship between state and market in fourteen Italian cities (renewal) and two central European cities, Leipzig and Budapest (restructuring). CoUrbIT (Complex Urban Investment Tools) and the book ‘Globalization and Urban Implosion: Creating New Competitive Advantage’ by the same author serve as points of reference.

Private Placement of Public Equity in China


Private Placement of Public Equity in China


$54.99


By retrieving entries from the financial-data vendor Wind and collecting relevant data from private placement statements, the author builds a proprietary database and studies five aspects of private placement in China. He examines which listed firms are more likely to choose private placement over SEO in refinancing; he looks into the controlling shareholder’s decision on whether or not to purchase privately placed shares; he investigates how the offer discount is determined; he calculates announcement periods for abnormal returns on private placements. Where the abnormal return is significantly positive, he documents positive long-run abnormal return on private offerings and evidence supporting the under-reaction hypothesis. Finally, he concludes that the largest shareholders tunnel by means of excess discounts from which they benefit but which is harmful to other shareholders.

The Public and Private Worlds of Elizabeth I


The Public and Private Worlds of Elizabeth I


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In this intimate account of the remarkable cultural flowering of Elizabethan England, Susan Watkins takes us to the heart of one of history’s most extraordinary tales: how Queen Elizabeth I set out to capture the hearts of her people. In plays and pageants, in cameos, medallions, and portraits, in great country houses, their furnishings, and their gardens, the royal image was specifically tailored to evoke devotion. To love Elizabeth was to love England, and the queen personified both an era and a national style. It had begun precariously: the birth of Elizabeth, on September 7, 1533, instead of a male heir was a bitter disappointment to Henry VIII and his second wife, Anne Boleyn. Watkins paints a brilliant picture of young Elizabeth’s life, punctuated by insecurities and conspiracies, and endangered during the period of rule by her Catholic half-sister, Mary, whom she succeeded in 1558. It gave her an enduring sense that to remain on the throne she needed the love of her people, a romance kept alive by continuous regeneration in many forms — virtuous queen, chaste goddess, mighty imperial monarch. The author skillfully recreates court life, not only in the great palaces along the Thames from Greenwich to Windsor but also in the nearly sixty royal houses that were Elizabeth’s inheritance. An important part of the spectacle was the royal progress to the great country houses of her subjects, from Sir Francis Willoughby’s fairytale castle, Wollaton Hall, to Lord Burghley’s Theobalds. An Elizabethan house was not just an architectural achievement; it was often the literal embodiment of a relationship — real or wished for — with the monarch. Throughout this book, the inspiredphotography of Mark Fiennes, together with portraits, paintings, tapestries, and personal objects of the period, gives the perfect visual expression of the nation’s evolving love affair with its queen. Little wonder that Elizabeth’s personality, so vividly memorialized here, captivates both the imagination of Hollywood and the tens of thousands of visitors to the surviving monuments of her era.

All Organizations Are Public All Organizations Are Public: Comparing Public and Private Organizations Comparing Public and Private


All Organizations Are Public All Organizations Are Public: Comparing Public and Private Organizations Comparing Public and Private


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Reprint. All organizations, whether they be governmental, business, or not-for-profit, are to one degree or another subject to public authority and therefore are all "public" in their basic nature.

How to Engage with the Private Sector in Public-Private Partnerships in Emerging Markets


How to Engage with the Private Sector in Public-Private Partnerships in Emerging Markets


$21.45


There is increasing interest in the use of public-private partnerships in emerging markets. But what does this actually require governments to do if they are to establish successful long term partnerships with private partners and ensure that public partner has the right information, on the right projects, for the right partners at the right time.? This book takes the reader through the steps in the life of a PPP to provide a realistic overview of what is required successfully to engage and manage such a partnership from the early stages. Drawing on experience from both mature and developing PPP markets across the world, the book assesses the policies, processes and institutions that are needed to select the right projects and manage the preparation of projects for market and their subsequent operation. It also looks at the role of advisers, and how they should be selected and used. Particularly in light of the recent financial crisis, the various approaches used to finance projects are also considered together with the policy responses that governments have recently adopted. Case studies are used to illustrate the key messages throughout.The book recognizes that governments will use a wide range of PPPs in different sectors and that legal and administrative systems vary. The purpose of the book is to identify and bringing clarity to the underlying principles so that there is a better understanding of why and how the various processes are carried out. This book is aimed primarily at public officials who are involved with delivery of infrastructure projects and services through partnership with the private sector as well as institutions who are looking to support PPP programmes.

Private Poets, Worldly Acts: Public & Private History in Contemporary


Private Poets, Worldly Acts: Public & Private History in Contemporary


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At a time when poets appear tragically detached from the public for which they write, Kevin Stein persuasively demonstrates in Private Poets, Worldy Acts the way a particular group of diverse poets have manifested their communal concerns. As Choice wrote, "Stein’s graceful text is a primer on the relationship of the (American) poetic to the political". Looking through the lens of the careers of Robert Lowell, James Wright, Frank O’Hara, Adrienne Rich, Philip Levine, Yusef Komunyakaa, Rita Dove, David Wojahn, and Carolyn Forche, Stein illuminates the various ways contemporary poets redeem a vision of personal, aesthetic, and social relevancy from the shadow of traditionally narrated history. Available now in an affordable paperback format, Private Poets, Worldly Acts is a thoughtful and compelling look into American poetry’s redemptive venture into the public arena. What results is a renewed appreciation of contemporary poets’ personal conversation with the culture to which they belong.

Private Means--Public Ends: Private Business in Social Service Delivery


Private Means–Public Ends: Private Business in Social Service Delivery


$4.27


This book is a timely response to the current U.S. crisis in public funding. Offering a new philosophy of public service that defies the old categories of conservative and liberal, this practical book shows how the problem-solving abilities and profit-making discipline of the business community can make it a productive alternative for meeting public needs. Using education as an example of what should be a high domestic priority, the authors argue that business should recognize that it has a major stake in the quality of the product of our schools and should provide support. The book delineates other areas of national concern that merit the attention of American business. It concludes with an insightful discussion of how business involvement might be reinforced by incentive systems.

Light to the Darkness :  Lessons and Carols: Public and Private


Light to the Darkness : Lessons and Carols: Public and Private


$18


Buy Light to the Darkness by Katerina Katsarka Whitley in Paperback for the low price of 18.00. Find this product in Religion > Spirituality – General, Devotional.

Sharing Power: Public Governance and Private Markets


Sharing Power: Public Governance and Private Markets


$25.36


In the flush of enthusiasm to make government work better, reformers from both left and right have urged government to turn as many functions as possible over to the private sector and to allow market competition instill efficiency and choice. In fact, government has been doing just this for years: every major policy initiative launched since World War II has been managed by public-private partnerships. Yet such privatization has not solved governments problems. While there have been some positive results, thee has been far less success than advocates of market competition have promised. In a searching examination of why the " competition prescription" has not worked well, Donald F. Kettl finds that government has largely been a poor judge of private markets. Because government rarely operates in truly competitive markets contracting out has not so much solved the problems of inefficiency, but has aggravated them. Government has often not proved to be an intelligent consumer of the goods and services it has purchased. Kettl provides specific recommendations as to how government can become a " smart buyer, " knowing what it wants and judging better what it has bought. Through detailed case studies, Kettl shows that as market imperfections increase, so do problems in governance and management. He examines the A-76 program for buying goods and services, the FTS-2000 telecommunications system, the Superfund program, the Department of Energy’s production of nuclear weapons, and contracting out by state and local governments. He argues that government must be more aggressive in managing contracts if it is to build successful partnerships with outside contractors. Kettlmaintains that the answer is not more government, but a smarter one, which requires strong political leadership to refocus the bureaucracys mission and to change the bureaucratic culture.

Intercessions Handbook - Creative Ideas for Public and Private Prayer


Intercessions Handbook – Creative Ideas for Public and Private Prayer


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The bestselling Intercessions Handbook is designed for use in a wide range of formal and informal settings. In two introductory chapters, John Pritchard considers the importance and challenges of the vital task of intercession. He then offers practical examples of intercessions in traditional services, all-age worship, small groups and personal devotions. Material for seasons, major festivals and special events is also included.

Outlines & Highlights for Public and Private Families by Andrew Cherlin


Outlines & Highlights for Public and Private Families by Andrew Cherlin


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Never HIGHLIGHT a Book Again Virtually all testable terms, concepts, persons, places, and events are included. Cram101 Textbook Outlines gives all of the outlines, highlights, notes for your textbook with optional online practice tests. Only Cram101 Outlines are Textbook Specific. Cram101 is NOT the Textbook.

Private Prayers in Public Places: The Notebook of an Urban Pilgrim


Private Prayers in Public Places: The Notebook of an Urban Pilgrim


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Don Shockley may be the only person in America who likes to wait. He has discovered that active waiting opens the door to spiritual experiences that are often humorous as well as serious and deep. He believes that the key to prayer is not in the act of asking but in the art of listening. For more than twenty-five years he has transformed the necessity to wait into an opportunity to look, listen and learn. More often than not this distinctive form of meditation has been practiced in urban environments: waiting rooms of doctors and dentists; on buses, planes and trains; in bakeries, coffee shops and college cafeterias; in libraries, parks and bars. These spiritual interludes have been captured in exceptionally vivid writing; you can "see" what the author is saying. When the late Howard Thurman, one of America’s foremost spiritual thinkers, saw some of the early pieces included in this book, he said they were "precisely on target" and should be shared. Over the years since, these Private Prayers in Public Places have been well received when read before various groups, and at long last they are now available in print.

Private Equity: Transforming Public Stock to Create Value


Private Equity: Transforming Public Stock to Create Value


$98.06


Praise for Private Equity "Harold Bierman has blended an excellent mix of important principles with real case study examples for a better understanding on a rather sophisticated finance subject." -Edward M. Dudley, Vice President & General Auditor, ABB Americas "The role of private equity firms in financing buyouts as well as providing growth capital has expanded significantly in the past decade. In a clear, concise way, Harold Bierman provides a timely and astute analysis of the virtues of private equity as well as creative quantitative methodologies that are applicable to real-life transactions. This book should become essential reading for investors, intermediaries, financial advisors and the management of private, almost private, or soon-to-be private firms." -James A. Rowan Jr., Managing Director, Investment Banking Legg Mason Wood Walker, Inc. "As the private equity asset class has grown to over $300 billion in the last three years, Bierman analyzes the fundamentals behind the investment decisions of this increasingly important sector. Once completing the book, you will understand the fundamental analytical framework underlying private equity investment." -Peter Nolan, Partner, Leonard Green and Partners "In looking at the private equity arena, Professor Bierman has brought together a diverse group of metrics and valuation formulas into a single text. The book provides a valuable combination of academic theory and real-life case studies. It provides many insights." -Peter H. Vogel, Vice President, MeadWestvaco Corporation

Shifts in Compensation Between Private and Public Systems


Shifts in Compensation Between Private and Public Systems


$151.64


Why have some legal systems abandoned tort law in some areas and replaced it with some form of no-fault compensation scheme or strict liability? What have been the effects? How should we evaluate these a shiftsa (TM)? Why have they not been adopted in other countries? These questions have been the focus of the "Shifts in Compensation" research project and this is the final volume in this series, addressing, on the one hand, the issues relating to a shiftsa (TM) in compensation systems at a more general level, and on the other hand, addressing shifts in particular domains. The papers examining the shifts at a more general level provide a framework for the analysis of the various shifts and explain the shifts towards an increasing use of strict liability and no-fault regimes. To what extent shifts in compensation can be explained by insurance markets and their relative flexibility is also dealt with. In addition, shifts in the specific areas of medical mishaps and disasters are also examined. This book brings together lawyers and economists from various jurisdictions thus providing a multidisciplinary approach to tort law and alternative instruments.

The International Guide to Public and Private Secondary Schools in Canada


The International Guide to Public and Private Secondary Schools in Canada


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The International Guide to Public & Private Secondary Schools in Canada-2000 Edition Education International "The International Guide to Public & Private Secondary Schools in Canada features province-by-province descriptions of private and public secondary school programs. Detailed 2-page program descriptions provide information on curriculum, facilities, admissions, expenses, support for international students and more. Includes an overview of Canadian education and detailed descriptions of provincial education systems.

Symbiosis of Government and Market: The Private, the Public and Bureaucracy


Symbiosis of Government and Market: The Private, the Public and Bureaucracy


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In this volume, a group of international scholars address issues relating to community wellbeing and the role of politics, law and economics in Europe and Japan in achieving human-centred symbiotic governance. Case-studies and suggestions for reform are presented in the arenas of economy, government administration, management, university governance, health, agriculture, the environment and urban planning. This book will prove a useful tool to those in business research institutes, members of administrative research institutes, NGO’s and non-profit organizaions while also providing students of business, Asian studies, politics and law with an insight into possible areas of reform.

The Male Body: A New Look at Men in Public and in Private


The Male Body: A New Look at Men in Public and in Private


$6.35


In this surprising, candid cultural analysis, Susan Bordo begins with a frank, tender look at her own father’s body and goes on to perceptively scrutinize the presentation of maleness in everyday life. Men’s (and women’s) ideas about men’s bodies are heavily influenced by society’s expectations, and Bordo helps us understand where those ideas come from. In chapters on the penis (in all its incarnations), fifties Hollywood, male beauty standards, and sexual harassment, and in discussions of topics ranging from Marlon Brando and Boogie Nights to Philip Roth and Lady Chatterley’s Lover, Bordo offers fresh and unexpected insights. Always — whether she is examining Michael Jordan or Humbert Humbert, the butch phallus or her own grade-school experiences — she rejects rigid categories in favor of an honest, nuanced version of men as flesh-and-blood human beings.

Managing Disasters Through Public--Private Partnerships


Managing Disasters Through Public–Private Partnerships


$29.95


Buy Managing Disasters Through Public–Private Partnerships by Ami J. Abou-bakr in Paperback for the low price of 29.95. Find this product in Political Science > Public Affairs & Administration, Public Policy – General.

Your Public Identity :  Because Nothing Is Private Anymore


Your Public Identity : Because Nothing Is Private Anymore


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Buy Your Public Identity by Mrs Carrie Kerskie in Paperback for the low price of 19.95. Find this product in Reference > Personal & Practical Guides.

Beatrix Farrand: Private Gardens, Public Landscapes


Beatrix Farrand: Private Gardens, Public Landscapes


$49.07


"Beatrix Farrand: Private Gardens, Public Landscapes "presents the life and work of one of the foremost landscape designers of the early 1900s. Born into a prominent New York family (she was the niece of Edith Wharton), Farrand eschewed the traditional social life of the Gilded Age to pursue her passion for landscape and plants. Many of her clients were members of the highest echelon of society with estates in Newport, the Berkshires, and Maine, but Farrand ultimately became a consultant for university campuses, including Yale and Princeton, and for public gardens, including the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden and the Rose Garden at The New York Botanical Garden. Perhaps her best-known work is the extensive garden at Dumbarton Oaks, originally a private residence and now a research institute of Harvard University. Deeply influenced by the English landscape designer Gertrude Jekyll, Farrand was known for broad expanses of lawn with deep swaths of borders planted in a subtle palette of foliage and flowers. Her gardens have been photographed at their peak especially for this book, and these lush illustrations are complemented by beautiful watercolor wash renderings of her designs, now preserved at the library of the University of California at Berkeley.

Public & Private: Twenty Years Photographing the Presidency


Public & Private: Twenty Years Photographing the Presidency


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From Jimmy Carter to George W. Bush, "Time magazine White House photographer Diana Walker has had unique access to the Presidency for more than 20 years. "Public & Private demonstrates, in intriguing detail, that she has used her access brilliantly. The 130 photographs in "Public & Private cover the public aspects of the office–from inaugurations and state dinners to cabinet meetings and press conferences–bus also offer a rare, candid look at the private moments of the presidents, the first ladies, and the important figures in each administration. Missing no detail, Walker’ s expert lens has captured world leaders, Congressional insiders, the White House press corps, and family moments away from the spotlight, including the Bushes at Kennebunkport and Bill and Hillary Clinton on safari in Botswana. Humorous and heartbreaking, joyful and deadly serious, Walker’ s revealing images provide an unexpected understanding of the leaders we think we know so well. With a foreword by renowned presidential historian Michael Beschloss, memories and perspectives contributed by the photographs’ subjects, and Walker’ s own anecdotes, "Public & Private is a unique and important contribution to the record of America’ s highest office.

The Litigation State: Public Regulation and Private Lawsuits in the U.S.


The Litigation State: Public Regulation and Private Lawsuits in the U.S.


$32.63


Of the 1.65 million lawsuits enforcing federal laws over the past decade, 3 percent were prosecuted by the federal government, while 97 percent were litigated by private parties. When and why did private plaintiff-driven litigation become a dominant model for enforcing federal regulation? "The Litigation State" shows how government legislation created the nation’s reliance upon private litigation, and investigates why Congress would choose to mobilize, through statutory design, private lawsuits to implement federal statutes. Sean Farhang argues that such private lawsuits are deliberately cultivated by Congress partly as a means of enforcing its will over the resistance of opposing presidents. Farhang reveals that private lawsuits, functioning as an enforcement resource, are a profoundly important component of American state capacity. He demonstrates how the distinctive institutional structure of the American state–particularly conflict between Congress and the president over control of the bureaucracy–encourages Congress to incentivize private lawsuits. Congress thereby achieves regulatory aims through a decentralized army of private lawyers, rather than by well-staffed bureaucracies under the president’s influence. The historical development of ideological polarization between Congress and the president since the late 1960s has been a powerful cause of the explosion of private lawsuits enforcing federal law over the same period. Using data from many policy areas spanning the twentieth century, and historical analysis focused on civil rights, "The Litigation State" investigates how American political institutions shape the strategic design of legislation to mobilize private lawsuits for policy implementation.

Private Women, Public Lives: Gender and the Missions of the Californias


Private Women, Public Lives: Gender and the Missions of the Californias


$33.7


Through the lives and works of three women in colonial California, Barbara O. Reyes examines frontier mission social spaces and their relationship to the creation of gendered colonial relations in the Californias. She explores the function of missions and missionaries in establishing hierarchies of power and in defining gendered spaces and roles, and looks at the ways that women challenged, and attempted to modify, the construction of those hierarchies, roles, and spaces. Reyes studies the criminal inquiry and depositions of Barbara Gandiaga, an Indian woman charged with conspiracy to murder two priests at her mission; the divorce petition of Eulalia Callis, the first lady of colonial California who petitioned for divorce from her adulterous governor-husband; and the testimonio of Eulalia Perez, the head housekeeper at Mission San Gabriel who acquired a position of significant authority and responsibility but whose work has not been properly recognized. These three women’s voices seem to reach across time and place, calling for additional, more complex analysis and questions: Could women have agency in the colonial Californias? Did the social structures or colonial processes in place in the frontier setting of New Spain confine or limit them in particular gendered ways? And, were gender dynamics in colonial California explicitly rigid as a result of the imperatives of the goals of colonization?

Universities and Globalization: Private Linkages, Public Trust


Universities and Globalization: Private Linkages, Public Trust


$10.44


The effects of globalization are increasingly making themselves felt throughout higher education as in all areas of human endeavour. In order to understand the dynamics of globalization and better define the challenges that it poses to universities in both rich and poor countries, seventeen higher education specialists were asked to contribute to this debate. The diversity of perspectives and wide range of themes presented here provide readers with an insight into the panorama of key questions and challenges facing higher education at the beginning of 2003. The result is a questioning of both the place of universities on the international scene and their social relevance in the knowledge-based world where innovation has become the driving force. As Hans van Ginkel argues, higher education is undergoing a Copernican change with the national state no longer the sole reference point for the development of universities. By opening up to a new global space, higher education witnesses the emergence of new players: regions, provinces, Lander international organizations, NGOs, enterprises, enterprise-universities and virtual universities. As their orbits intersect and are subject to the gravitational pull of these new systems, universities are forced to change their own trajectories. Contributors include David E. Bloom (Harvard University), Christopher W. Brooks (OECD), Jan Currie (Murdoch University, Australia), John Daniel (UNESCO), Michael Gibbons (Association of Commonwealth Universities), Hans van Ginkel (United Nations University, Tokyo), Jane Knight (University of Toronto), Goolam Mohamedbhai (University of Mauritius), Teboho Moja (University of New York), Bernard Pau (CNRS, Paris), Riccardo Petrella (Universit Catholique de Louvain, Belgium), Jamil Salmi (World Bank), Peter Scott (Kingston University, UK), Craig D. Swenson (Phoenix University), and Franois Tavenas (Universit Laval).

Public/Private Partnerships: Innovation Strategies and Policy Alternatives


Public/Private Partnerships: Innovation Strategies and Policy Alternatives


$109.7


Research and development (R & D) leads to innovation, and innovation leads to technological change. Technological change, in turn, is the primary driver of economic growth. Public/private partnerships — cooperative relationships among industry, government, and/or universities — leverage the efficiency of R & D and are thus a critical aspect of a nationa (TM)s innovation system. This text is intended for upper-level undergraduate and MBA courses such as Economics and Technology, Economics of Innovation, and Economics of Science and Technology, among others. The first chapter introduces the concept of public/private research partnerships along with other concepts fundamental to an understanding of innovation and technology policy. The framework chapters (2-5) set forth an argument for the publica (TM)s role a" governmenta (TM)s role a" in innovation in general and in public/private partnership in particular. The remaining chapters (6-14) describe a number of public/private partnerships and, to the extent possible, evaluate their social impact.

Women & Alcohol: A Private Pleasure or a Public Problem?


Women & Alcohol: A Private Pleasure or a Public Problem?


$3.95


This is a book for women who think they may have a problem with alcohol, for concerned friends, partners, and family, and for professionals in alcohol-related fields. It combines practical advice with an understanding of the particular issues that face women who drink.

Punishment for Profit: Private Prisons/Public Concerns


Punishment for Profit: Private Prisons/Public Concerns


$3.95


This thought-provoking book presents a systematic and complete review of the literature on prison privatization. In light of the current trend towards private prisons, David Shichor examines the key ethical, legal, political and theoretical issues concerning a prison population not only regarded as undesirable but also open to social and political manipulation. He addresses a number of fundamental questions: What are the limits of civil liberties? What are the bonds holding members of society together? What are the functions of state and government? Punishment for Profit is an excellent resource for the continued efforts to resolve a critical issue facing our community.

Investment Decision Making in the Private and Public Sectors


Investment Decision Making in the Private and Public Sectors


$64.14


The analysis of investment decisions today draws upon a wide range of sources, from economics and finance to engineering economy and operations research. Dr. Beenhakker’s book reflects this interdisciplinary approach, and without assuming prior knowledge of these fields or a sophisticated understanding of mathematics, provides professionals and upper-level students with the concepts and tools they need to make englightened investments in new ventures. Arranged to permit rapid review of an entire investment subject and written in a modular manner to allow readers to jump among chapters without losing their bearings, the book will help business managers deal intelligently with corporate financial and economic issues and government contracts. It will also help planners of the public sector incorporate the views of private industry in their own investment decision making. A unique, readable, comprehensive treatment for investment professionals and also for academics and their graduate-level students. The analysis of investment decisions today draws upon a wide range of sources, from economics and finance to engineering economy and operations research. Dr. Beenhakker’s book reflects this interdisciplinary approach, and without assuming prior knowledge of these fields or a sophisticated understanding of mathematics, provides professionals and upper-level students with the concepts and tools they need to make enlightened investments in new ventures. Arranged to permit rapid review of an entire investment subject and written in a modular manner to allow readers to jump among chapters without losing their bearings, the book will help business managers deal intelligently with corporate financial and economic issues and government contracts. It will also help planners of the public sector incorporate the views of private industry in their own investment decision making. A unique, readable, comprehensive treatment for investment professionals and also for academics and their graduate-level students. Dr. Beenhakker begins with a study of financial statements and ratios, and covers annual reports, balance sheets, income and retained earnings statements, cash flow statements, and financial ratios. In Chapter 2 he looks at the valuation and investment problems when shares are under- or overvalued. He moves then to derivative securities, and in Chapter 4 to a discussion of diversification planning. In Chapter 5 he takes up the cost of capital, with special attention to risk, uncertainty, and certainty, and in Chapter 6 covers that and other topics in the context of project appraisal. Chapter 7 digs into programming and planning and covers topics such as the marginal cost of capital in capital budgeting, the optimal capital budget, capital rationing, and economic development plans. The book ends with a discussion of cost minimization problems, such as leasing and purchasing, replacement investments, expansion investments, decision trees, and the problem o

Work/Family Conflicts: Private Lives-Public Responses


Work/Family Conflicts: Private Lives-Public Responses


$7.44


Work/Family Conflicts describes a "social earthquake" which, without our knowledge, is changing the fiber of our lives. Conflicts inherent to complex work/family issues are being felt within and among three sectors: the family, the corporation, and society at large. These conflicts deny easy solutions and are aggravated as they bump up against social, economic, and cultural realities. According to Bradley Googins, all three sectors must ultimately appreciate their roles in the conflicts and accept some responsibility for resolving them. He focuses on the roles played by society and families and stresses the need to ignore simplistic solutions. He looks instead toward creative understandings, new partnerships, and the "courage to confront dysfunctional structures, attitudes, and social arrangements." The ultimate goal is healthy and productive families and workplaces. Googins divides his volume into ten chapters. His first chapter provides an overview reflecting the magnitude of the issues. He then outlines a framework–examining issues at four levels: individuals, families, corporations, and governments. Salient changes, conflicts, and impacts are discussed at each level. Chapter three analyzes the development of work/family relationships over several centuries. Googins presents the findings of the Boston University Balancing Job and Homelife Study in chapter four. This study provides his research base. Viewing work/family conflicts from the perspective of today’s families, chapter five looks at family members while chapter six and seven cover childcare and elder dependent care. Chapter eight identifies society’s "megaconflicts," chapter nine outlines the types of initiatives which havebegun in response to these conflicts. A final chapter takes a look at the challenges and possibilities ahead of us.

Barenaked Ladies: Public Stunts, Private Stories


Barenaked Ladies: Public Stunts, Private Stories


$3.95


Fans of one of the biggest sensations in popular music Today have another reason to rejoice–here is an intimate, behind-the-scenes look at Barenaked Ladies that is "part mash note, part insider’s volume of war stories" (The Toronto Star). Their last two albums have made them multi-platinum artists, they’ve had number one hit singles, and their music is featured on commercials that everybody has seen. They’ve sold out Madison Square Garden, appeared on The Tonight Show and Saturday Night Live. They’ve preempted the Olympics and rocked the vote on The West Wing. In 1998 they hit the top of the Billboard charts with their number one single "One Week" from the number one album Stunt. With two Grammy nominations under their belts, the Barenaked Ladies are nothing less than a phenomenon. Now, for the first time in the U.S., we can read all about their astonishing story. Fellow Canadian musician Paul Myers was tapped by the Ladies themselves to write this book, and he was given complete and unprecedented access to their music, their lives, their failures and successes. It’s a perfect match: Myers, songwriter, journalist, and yes, brother of Mike Myers, gets inside the heads of five guys who drew on their eclectic backgrounds to generate a groundbreaking musical style. Their quirky, bizarre lyrics and unforgettable live performances have secured an audience as varied as it is intelligent. Fun, frank, and sometimes frivolous, this is the naked truth behind Barenaked Ladies.

Grand Successes and Failures in IT: Public and Private Sectors


Grand Successes and Failures in IT: Public and Private Sectors


$189


This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the IFIP WG 8.6 International Working Conference on Transfer and Diffusion of IT, TDIT 2013, held in Bangalore, India, in June 2013. The 35 revised full papers presented together with an invited paper, 12 short papers and 3 poster papers were carefully reviewed and selected from 65 submissions. The full papers are organized in the following topical sections: IS success and failure; studies of IT adoption; software development; IT in the public sector; and theory and methods.

Public Interest and Private Rights in Social Media


Public Interest and Private Rights in Social Media


$85


Social media has an increasing role in the public and private world. This raises socio-political and legal issues in the corporate and academic spheres. Public Interest and Private Rights in Social Media provides insight into the use, impact and future of social media. The contributors provide guidance on social media and society, particularly the use of social media in the corporate sector and academia, the rising influence of social media in public and political opinion making, and the legal implications of social media. The Editor brings together unusual perspectives on the use of social media, both in developed and developing countries. This title consists of twelve chapters, each covering a salient topic, including: social media in the context of global media; the First Amendment and online calls for action; social media and the rule of law; social networks and the self; social media strategy in the public sector; social media in humanitarian work; social media as a tool in business education; social media and the ˜continuum of transparency; business and social media; making a difference to customer service with social media; social analytics data and platforms; and altruism as a valuable dimension of the digital age.

Off Camera :  Private Thoughts Made Public


Off Camera : Private Thoughts Made Public


$14


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John Quincy Adams :  A Public Life, a Private Life


John Quincy Adams : A Public Life, a Private Life


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Jane Fonda :  The Private Life of a Public Woman


Jane Fonda : The Private Life of a Public Woman


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Moral Capitalism: Reconciling Private Interest with the Public Good


Moral Capitalism: Reconciling Private Interest with the Public Good


$29.36


Moral Capitalism is based on the Caux Round Table (CRT) Principles for Business, a code of ethics that sets consistent and attainable worldwide guidelines for how business can behave responsibly and ethically. The book shows readers how to manage market capitalism and globalization for economic and social justice and fairness, in the process improving individual lives and communities. Author Stephen Young argues that "brute capitalism" – profit-seeking regardless of effects – must give way to moral capitalism to attain widespread monetary and moral well-being. Emphasizing a cross-cultural perspective that draws on Chinese and Japanese philosophies of selflessness, Young links moral aspirations to practical, day-to-day guidelines for a profitable approach to business that is also ethical, resulting in the public good.

Compliance Management for Public, Private, or Nonprofit Organizations


Compliance Management for Public, Private, or Nonprofit Organizations


$73.82


In today’s business climate, accountability, transparency, and a high regard for laws, regulations, and ethical conduct is as much a part of how an organization manages its affairs as its primary mission and operations. "Compliance Management for Public, Private, or Nonprofit Organizations" is a complete, hands-on guide to implementing strategies and techniques for developing, managing, and improving the compliance function of any organization. Author Michael G. Silverman is a corporate expert in strategic planning, program management, compliance, risk assessment, and policy development. In "Compliance Management for Public, Private, or Nonprofit Organizations," he presents a comprehensive treatment of the subject by examining the traditional compliance issues associated with laws and regulations, as well as matters surrounding ethical behavior, organizational structure, technology, administration, and risk management. From establishing compliance goals and managing education and training programs to operating a whistle-blowing program and addressing staffing and budgeting requirements, this practical resource covers everything compliance officers and risk and organizational managers need to know, including: Where and how to establish a compliance program within an organization The critical skills and expertise for maintaining an effective compliance program Pros and cons of making a compliance program a part-time function of an organization How to deliver bad news to senior management–and survive "Compliance Management for Public, Private, or Nonprofit Organizations" includes a wealth of examples that illustrate the real-world applications of critical strategies and techniques for using the board of directors and senior management to promote compliance, reduce employee and management barriers to compliance, conduct in-depth risk assessment and compliance audits, and more.

Shifting Involvements: Private Interest and Public Action


Shifting Involvements: Private Interest and Public Action


$29.94


Why does society oscillate between intense interest in public issues and almost total concentration on private goals? In this classic work, Albert O. Hirschman offers a stimulating social, political, and economic analysis dealing with how and why frustrations of private concerns lead to public involvement and public participation that eventually lead back to those private concerns. Emerging from this study is a wide range of insights, from a critique of conventional consumption theory to a new understanding of collective action and of universal suffrage.

Radius: Securing Public Access to Private Resources


Radius: Securing Public Access to Private Resources


$30.82


The subject of security never strays far from the minds of IT workers, for good reason. If there is a network with even just one connection to another network, it needs to be secured. "RADIUS," or Remote Authentication Dial-In User Service, is a widely deployed protocol that enables companies to authenticate, authorize and account for remote users who want access to a system or service from a central network server. Originally developed for dial-up remote access, RADIUS is now used by virtual private network (VPN) servers, wireless access points, authenticating Ethernet switches, Digital Subscriber Line (DSL) access, and other network access types. Extensible, easy to implement, supported, and actively developed, RADIUS is currently the de facto standard for remote authentication. "RADIUS" provides a complete, detailed guide to the underpinnings of the RADIUS protocol, with particular emphasis on the utility of user accounting. Author Jonathan Hassell draws from his extensive experience in Internet service provider operations to bring practical suggestions and advice for implementing RADIUS. He also provides instructions for using an open-source variation called FreeRADIUS. "RADIUS is an extensible protocol that enjoys the support of a wide range of vendors," says Jonathan Hassell. "Coupled with the amazing efforts of the open source development community to extend RADIUS’s capabilities to other applications-Web, calling card security, physical device security, such as RSA’s SecureID-RADIUS is possibly the best protocol with which to ensure only the people that need access to a resource indeed gain that access." This unique book covers RADIUS completely, from the history andtheory of the architecture around which it was designed, to how the protocol and its ancillaries function on a day-to-day basis, to implementing RADIUS-based security in a variety of corporate and service provider environments. If you are an ISP owner or administrator, corporate IT professional responsible for maintaining mobile user connectivity, or a web presence provider responsible for providing multiple communications resources, you’ll want this book to help you master this widely implemented but little understood protocol.

Intimate Citizenship: Private Decisions and Public Dialogues


Intimate Citizenship: Private Decisions and Public Dialogues


$25.1


Solo parenting, in vitro fertilization, surrogate mothers, gay and lesbian families, cloning and the prospect of "designer babies," Viagra and the morning-after pill, HIV/AIDS, the global porn industry, online dating services, virtual sex–whether for better or worse, our intimate lives are in the throes of dramatic change. In this thought-provoking study, sociologist Ken Plummer examines the transformations taking place in the realm of intimacy and the conflicts–the "intimate troubles"–to which these changes constantly give rise. In surveying the intimate possibilities now available to us and the issues swirling around them, Plummer focuses especially on the overlap of public and private. Increasingly, our most private decisions are bound up with public institutions such as legal codes, the medical system, or the media. What impact, Plummer asks, does the public character of personal life have on our sense of ourselves and on how we view our intimate choices? To navigate our way through a world in which people’s private lives are so often subject to public scrutiny and debate, and in which the public sphere is more and more pluralized and contested, we must, Plummer argues, broaden our understanding of what it means to be a citizen and entertain new approaches to "doing" citizenship. We must learn to be "intimate citizens," who, like citizens of the more familiar sort, are able to participate in public discussion and in social or political movements that represent our concerns.

The Secret History of Domesticity: Public, Private, and the Division of Knowledge


The Secret History of Domesticity: Public, Private, and the Division of Knowledge


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Taking English culture as its representative sample, The Secret History of Domesticity asks how the modern notion of the public-private relation emerged in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. Treating that relation as a crucial instance of the modern division of knowledge, Michael McKeon narrates its pre-history along with that of its essential component, domesticity. This narrative draws upon the entire spectrum of English people’s experience. At the most "public" extreme are political developments like the formation of civil society over against the state, the rise of contractual thinking, and the devolution of absolutism from monarch to individual subject. The middle range of experience takes in the influence of Protestant and scientific thought, the printed publication of the private, the conceptualization of virtual publics — society, public opinion, the market — and the capitalization of production, the decline of the domestic economy, and the increase in the sexual division of labor. The most "private" pole of experience involves the privatization of marriage, the family, and the household, and the complex entanglement of femininity, interiority, subjectivity, and sexuality. McKeon accounts for how the relationship between public and private experience first became intelligible as a variable interaction of distinct modes of being — not a static dichotomy, but a tool to think with. Richly illustrated with nearly 100 images, including paintings, engravings, woodcuts, and a representative selection of architectural floor plans for domestic interiors, this volume reads graphic forms to emphasize how susceptible the public-private relation was to concrete and spatial representation. McKeon is similarly attentive to how literary forms evoked a tangible sense of public-private relations — among them figurative imagery, allegorical narration, parody, the author-character-reader dialectic, aesthetic distance, and free indirect discourse. He also finds a structural analogue for the emergence of the modern public-private relation in the conjunction of what contemporaries called the "secret history" and the domestic novel. A capacious and synthetic historical investigation, The Secret History of Domesticity exemplifies how the methods of literary interpretation and historical analysis can inform and enrich one another.

Fatal Tradeoffs: Public and Private Responsibilities for Risk


Fatal Tradeoffs: Public and Private Responsibilities for Risk


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Ideally, it would be desirable if we could all adopt a high-minded commitment to a risk-free existence. Unfortunately, such an objective is beyond our reach–politicians who advocate higher taxes rarely get elected and economists who indicate that our resources are limited are often portrayed as purveyors of pessimism. Fatal Tradeoffs culminates and synthesizes the research of the government’s expert on the value of life and risk regulation. This volume presents Viscusi’s work in the social regulation of risk, this volume covers topics relating to the value and empirical estimates of life, the rationality of individual responses to risk, and the role of government policy. In addition to a careful selection of his writings, Fatal Tradeoffs includes a new survey of the value-of-life literature, a review of the 1980s regulatory reforms, and guidelines for risk policy. Balanced with case studies, the more technical articles have been opened to include policy ramifications, making the text accessible to professionals and academics alike.

Predictocracy: Market Mechanisms for Public and Private Decision Making


Predictocracy: Market Mechanisms for Public and Private Decision Making


$65.62


Predicting the future is serious business for virtually all public and private institutions, for they must often make important decisions based on such predictions. This visionary book explores how institutions from legislatures to corporations might improve their predictions and arrive at better decisions by means of prediction markets, a promising new tool with virtually unlimited potential applications. Michael Abramowicz explains how prediction markets work; why they accurately forecast elections, sports contests, and other events; and how they may even advance the ideals of our system of republican government. He also explores the ways in which prediction markets address common problems related to institutional decision making. Throughout the book the author extends current thinking about prediction markets and offers imaginative proposals for their use in an array of settings and situations.

From Father to Son: A Private Life in the Public Eye


From Father to Son: A Private Life in the Public Eye


$4.12


As the son of a leading Democratic figure in the ’60′s and ’70′s, Senator Evan Bayh’s youth included political discussions, canvassing votes, and dinner at the White House. Yet he has maintained a sense of balance that carries through to the raising of his twin sons and his commitment to shaping our nation’s policy. "From Father to Son is a testament to the bond of family, the values that shape character, and the virtues that come from loving support.

Defending Interests: Public-Private Partnerships in WTO Litigation


Defending Interests: Public-Private Partnerships in WTO Litigation


$4.16


This book examines the growing interaction between private enterprises and public officials to challenge foreign trade barriers. Building on more than one hundred interviews with former and current trade officials and private attorneys in the United States and Europe, Gregory Shaffer calls attention to the ways in which well-organized private parties are using the World Trade Organizations legal system to advance their own commercial ambitions, and how public officials increasingly are dependent on their assistance. Shaffer assesses the historical, political, legal, economic, and cultural factors that have affected the formation of these ad hoc public-private partnerships, as well as trends in the European Union toward U.S.-style practice. He considers the implications of these public-private trade litigation networks for the effectiveness and equity of the WTO system and the stability of U.S.-E.U. relations.

Private Security and Public Safety: A Community-Based Approach


Private Security and Public Safety: A Community-Based Approach


$72.54


The book examines recent innovations and strategies employed by the private security industry, and discusses how the industry may be better equipped to deal effectively with crime than traditional public law enforcement agencies. This volume provides an overview of the functions of the private security industry, focusing on the industry’s expanding role in the delivery of community law enforcement. For law enforcement agents in the public or private sector.

Environmental Politics: Public Costs, Private Rewards


Environmental Politics: Public Costs, Private Rewards


$3.95


The essays in this volume address the use and manipulation of environmental regulations and policies for political and economic objectives which, they argue, have little or nothing to do with responsibly serving the spirited public interest in a clean environment. The contributors demonstrate through seven important cases that there are strong reasons to reconsider the present "command and control" approach to environmental policy. They argue that policies and programs are often designed to address political and economic objectives dear to power centers and interest groups. The authors seek to force a critique of present policies and programs and to contribute to the making of an environmental policy more authentically in the public’s interest. To that end, the work analyzes the role of organized interests and political institutions in environmental policies, what their rationales may be, and what impact they have on the public welfare. The book provides specific case studies of clean air legislation, biotechnology regulation, Superfund, pollution deadlines, citizen suits, and international environmental regulation. The work constitutes a most timely, well-informed, and persuasive argument for more reliance on other sources than just central government to reduce risk and to enhance environmental well-being.

Reversals of Fortune: Public Policy and Private Interests


Reversals of Fortune: Public Policy and Private Interests


$3.95


In this book, Gary Mucciaroni examines the shifting fortunes of economic interest groups in Washington. He addresses such compelling questions as: Why do policymakers bestow benefits on these groups in some areas of public policy but refrain from doing so in others? Why are benefits given to these industries in one period but revoked at a later time? What conditions and processes shape policymakers’ postures toward particular interests, and why do they sometimes change? Mucciaroni compares and contrasts four policy areas–tax incentives, anti-competitive regulations, trade barriers, and agricultural subsidies– where it is possible for interest groups to gain substantial benefits while paying little of the costs. He finds that the fortunes of these groups vary considerably across policies and over time. In explaining these patterns, Mucciaroni argues that interest group fortunes are not shaped so much by the interest groups themselves or their political activities, but rather by what he calls the " issue and institutional contexts." The kinds of issues that become salient, how they are defined in policy debates, and the different institutional arrangements for making policy choices all have a powerful impact on group fortunes. The comparative case study approach allows the author to build generalizations about the relationship between issues, institutions, interests, and policy without sacrificing the rich and nuanced insights found in single case studies.

Private Lives Public Conflicts Paperback Edition


Private Lives Public Conflicts Paperback Edition


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Should an employer be required to cover a gay employee’s partner under its insurance plan? Do schools have a responsibility to protect gay students from harassment and violence? Is public safety compromised if police and fire departments openly hire gay employees? These are a few of the contentious questions at the center of the struggle for — and against — gay rights in cities large and small across the country. By interviewing activists and officials on both sides of the battles, the authors of Private Lives, Public Conflicts examine the on-going political debate surrounding gay rights, specifically: the politics of enacting gay rights policies; the impact of gay rights laws on public schools, the police, and businesses; and the political opposition to this movement.

All Else Equal: Are Public and Private Schools Different?


All Else Equal: Are Public and Private Schools Different?


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Private schools always provide a better education than public schools. Or do they? With the Supreme Court reviewing Cleveland’s voucher program, the debate has been pushed to the forefront of American politics. However, many of these debaters simply assume that private schools are better than public schools. Rothstein, Carnoy, and Benveniste have parsed the many studies on this subject, and concluded that there’s very little difference between public schools and their nearby private counterparts. Inner-city private schools, most of which are Catholic, suffer from the same problems neighboring public schools have including large class sizes, unqualified teachers, outdated curricula, lack of parental involvement and stressful family and community circumstances. Straightforward and authoritative, "All Else Equal" challenges us to reconsider vital policy decisions and rethink the issues facing our current educational system.

The Role and Impact of Public-Private Partnerships in Education


The Role and Impact of Public-Private Partnerships in Education


$49.69


Enhancing the role of private sector partners in education can lead to significant improvements in education service delivery. However, the realization of such benefits depends in great part on the design of the partnership between the public and private sectors, on the overall regulatory framework of the country, and on the governmental capacity to oversee and enforce its contracts with the private sector. Under the right terms, private sector participation in education can increase efficiency, choice, and access to education services, particularly for students who tend to fail in traditional education settings. Private-for-profit schools across the world are already serving a vast range of users from elite families to children in poor communities. Through balanced public-private partnerships (PPPs) in education, governments can leverage the specialized skills offered by private organizations as well as overcome operating restrictions such as salary scales and work rules that limit public sector responses.’The Role and Impact of Public-Private Partnerships in Education’ presents a conceptualization of the issues related to PPPs in education, a detailed review of rigorous evaluations, and guidleines on how to create successful PPPs. The book shows how this approach can facilitate service delivery, lead to additional financing, expand equitable access, and improve learning outcomes. The book also discusses the best way to set up these arrangements in practice. This information will be of particular interest to policymakers, teachers, researchers, and development practitioners.

Microeconomics: Private Markets and Public Choice [With eBook]


Microeconomics: Private Markets and Public Choice [With eBook]


$149.99


"Microeconomics: Private Markets and Public Choice" emphasizes that economics is, at its base, about our society’s well-being and our individual happiness in "all "forms, not just profit. The authors teach students to apply economic concepts not only to key policy decisions like taxes, inflation, and free trade, but also to personal decisions such as household finance, marriage, and career choices. The Seventh Edition is enhanced by MyEconLab, the online homework system featuring automatically graded graphing problems and proven tutorial tools. Access to MyEconLab comes with every new textbook at no additional cost to the student.

Governance & Knowledge Management for Public-Private Partnerships


Governance & Knowledge Management for Public-Private Partnerships


$99.31


"The book not only gives a clear picture of the policy and strategic framework of PFI/PPP projects, the governance and knowledge management issues through different phases from planning, design development to operation and service delivery and the processes associated with each phase, but practical tools, methodologies and capabilities needed to deliver PFI/PPP projects in a range of sectors are also explained. It clearly demonstrates the key imperatives that are the hallmark of successful programmes and projects no matter what there method of funding or delivery. I have no doubt that, in undertaking the programmes and projects that I am responsible for delivering and in undertaking OGC Gateway Reviews, to support clients delivering their own programmes and projects, I will draw on the material contained in this book." —From the Foreword by Rob Smith, Director of Gateway Reviews and Estates & Facilities, Department of Health There is a growing demand worldwide for transport, healthcare, education, energy and water infrastructure. However, government resources are often insufficient to meet the needs of new projects and to upgrade existing infrastructure. Private participation in public infrastructure is therefore increasing but the respective roles of the public and private sectors are the subject of intense debate. This has led to renewed interest in public-private partnerships in developed and developing countries. "Governance and Knowledge Management for Public-Private Partnerships" shows how effective governance and knowledge management can improve the performance of PFI/PPP projects. It provides an in-depth understanding of different dimensions of governance and how they affect project management structure, processes, and decision-making ability of actors and teams involved in PFI/PPP projects. The role of knowledge management strategy, the need for benchmarking knowledge management efforts, specific tools and methodologies for capturing, sharing and applying knowledge to accelerate learning and capacity building are also examined. The book is essential reading for all those involved in PFI/PPP projects, including policy makers, industry practitioners, academics and students. The practical tools for governance and knowledge management it offers make this book particularly useful for consultants, contractors and client organisations.

Seeds of Mortality: The Public and Private Worlds of Cancer


Seeds of Mortality: The Public and Private Worlds of Cancer


$3.95


A cancer patient separates the experience of cancer from the publicity and disputes the liberation rhetoric that has somehow established itself in the cancer world.

Banking Across State Lines: Public and Private Consequences


Banking Across State Lines: Public and Private Consequences


$5.97


With full-service nationwide banking on the verge of becoming a reality in the U.S., here is a thoughtful analysis of how it emerged and what its effects will be. Dr. Rose is frankly skeptical. He sees advantages but he also predicts significant disadvantages, mainly in the form of possibly higher fees and reduced personal attention for consumers of banking services. His book provides the best summary available of the research findings to date and one of the best summaries of new federal interstate banking rules enacted by Congress and signed into law in 1994. This is an important book not only for executives engaged in government-relations work throughout the financial services industry, and for those engaged in marketing and strategic planning, but also for public policy people in the private and public sectors. Dr. Rose opens his book with an overview of the trend in U.S. banking towards a consolidated banking system similar to those in other industrialized nations, particularly Canada, Great Britain, and Germany. He identifies causes of this movement toward consolidation, attributable to governmental interventions and the exigencies of the private sector marketplace. He reviews the long history of federal and state restrictions against interstate banking and then explains how laws passed in the 1990s are permitting giant nationwide banking companies to emerge. What does this mean for the public, bankers, and investors? Less than what people think and have hoped for. Dr. Rose warns that many of the benefits expected from interstate banking will probably be nonexistent or at best meager. His book will certainly prove to be a vital resource for anyone involved in the banking industry and for those who influence it.

Out of Joint: A Private and Public Story of Arthritis


Out of Joint: A Private and Public Story of Arthritis


$3.95


She begins, in the morning, by casing her joints: Can her ankles take the stairs? Will her fingers open a jar? Peel an orange? But it was not always this way for Mary Felstiner, who went to bed one night an active professional and healthy young mother, and woke the next morning literally out of joint. With wrists and elbows no longer working right, she’d discovered one of the first signs of rheumatoid arthritis, the most virulent form of a common disease. "Out of Joint" is her account of living through arthritis, a distinction she shares with seventy million Americans. While arthritis pain affects one out of three Americans, this book is the first to tell the personal story of the nation’s most common yet neglected disease. Part memoir, part medical and social history, "Out of Joint" folds the author’s private experience into far-reaching investigations of a socially hidden ailment and of any chronic condition–how to handle love, work, sexuality, fatigue, betrayal, pain, time, mortality, rights, myths, and memory. Moving from the 1940s to the present, this story of one life with arthritis exposes little-known medical research and provocative social issues: alarming controversies over arthritis miracle drugs, intense demands concerning disability, and the surprising and disproportionate number of women affected by chronic illness. From this prize-winning historian comes a call for healing through history, a moving meditation on the way chronic conditions can be treated by enlisting the past.

Leading Intercessions: Creative Ideas for Public and Private Prayer


Leading Intercessions: Creative Ideas for Public and Private Prayer


$20.35


Leading Intercessions is an essential resource for individuals and groups involved in the important task of leading prayers in public worship. This user-friendly handbook covers a rich and broad spectrum–from traditional services, to worship with children and young people, to group prayer, to personal devotions. Each section begins with practical principles and is filled with easy-to-use ideas for ways to improve presentation and creative suggestions for enlivening the prayers. Sample prayers are included, as well as material for seasons, major festivals, and special events. Leading Intercessions is a how-to book on preparing intercessions for many communal situations–how to write them, and then how to present them in church. With a variety of activities for getting children and adults to pray, it includes material for preparing intercessions for the full year. This handbook will stimulate the reader into his or her own imaginative explorations of intercession. Leading Intercessions is divided into five sections with sample prayers in each section. Sections are "Intercessions in Mainstream Worship," "Intercessions at Festivals and Special Occasions," "Intercessions in Informal Worship and Small Groups," "Intercessions with Children and Young People," and "Personal Intercessions."

Public School Choice Vs. Private School Vouchers


Public School Choice Vs. Private School Vouchers


$19.25


In the wake of the U.S. Supreme Courts decision upholding the constitutionality of public funding for private religious schools, the debate over private school vouchers has intensified. At the same time, the federal No Child Left Behind Act has put new emphasis on choice within the public school system. The debate no longer centers around whether we should have more choice in education, but whether choice should occur within public schools or extend to private schools. What are the advantages and disadvantages of each approach? This volume is a compilation of articles, papers, and discussions on public school choice and private school vouchers. Contributors include Christopher Edley of Harvard Law School; former New York Times education editor Edward B. Fiske; Richard Just of the American Prospect; Helen F. Ladd of Duke University; Gordon MacInnes of the New Jersey Department of Education; Eliot Mincberg of People for the American Way; Sean Reardon of Pennsylvania State University; Brent Staples of the New York Times; Adam Urbanski of the American Federation of Teachers; Amy Stuart Wells of Columbia; John Yun of Harvard; and, from The Century Foundation, Thad Hall, Richard D. Kahlenberg, Richard C. Leone, Ruy Teixeira, and Bernard Wasow.

Revisiting Public-Private Partnerships in the Power Sector


Revisiting Public-Private Partnerships in the Power Sector


$19.69


Given the chronic power shortages faced by numerous developing countries, and the need everywhere to keep pace with demand, understanding the drivers of public private partnerships (PPPs) in energy is critical. While many private electricity projects have been delayed and financing costs have increased, the impact of the global financial crisis was less severe than that of previous crises that originated in developing countries. This resilience stems from developing countries need to expand generation capacity, electricity sector reforms and better regulatory frameworks, and short-term solutions (such as rental power plants). The study reports the evidence from statistical analysis and a sample of case studies selected based. It proposes a novel analytical approach to model PPPs, using a two-stage procedure based on Heckman s sample selection distinguishing between those factors that determine whether private investment in energy takes place, and those that influence the volume of investment. The results of the analysis provide the following conclusions: Both general governance and regulatory instrument primarily affect investors decisions to enter the various power sector markets, not the subsequent level of investment indicating that investors seem to be adequately protected against risks. Support mechanisms, like feed-in tariffs, are crucial for attracting investors in renewable generation, but they do not succeed in displacing fossil fuel investment and they could play a bigger role in affecting the level of investment in renewables. There is a significant trade-off between effectiveness and efficiency of alternative instruments for deploying renewables. Feed-in tariffs tended to be quite effective but to be set on the high side, reducing incentives to cut costs and posing significant strains on already stripped national budgets. Competitive auctions, on the other hand have tended to be efficient but initially low and not always the most effective instrument. Countries can scale up renewables following different paths. For Brazil, the move from feed-in tariffs to auctions enabled it to both reduce costs and deploy additional capacity. Peru followed in Brazil s path, opting for auctions instead of introducing feed-in tariffs. On the other hand, China s move from competitive tenders to feed-in tariffs allowed for discovery effects to determine the right level of prices to attract private investment in renewables.

Grief in Wartime: Private Pain, Public Discourse


Grief in Wartime: Private Pain, Public Discourse


$130.84


An examination of the interface between private narratives of loss and grief in wartime and publicly accepted and legitimized forms of grieving and mourning. Considering the implications of using gender as an analytic category in examining cultural narratives of loss in wartime, the author looks at men’s and women’s experiences of war both ‘at home’ and ‘at the front’. The analysis spans the two World Wars to the Vietnam War and the recent war in Iraq, and draws on a wide range of auto/biographical sources from diaries and poetry to weblogs.

Thinking Out Loud: On the Personal, the Political, the Public and the Private


Thinking Out Loud: On the Personal, the Political, the Public and the Private


$8.15


"A splendid collection…Eloquent, powerful, compassionate and droll. There is considerable variety in the subjects she addresses….Compelling."@lt;br@gt;THE CLEVELAND PLAIN DEALER@lt;br@gt;Thinking out loud is what Anna Quindlen does best. A syndicated columnist with her finger on the pulse of women’s lives, and her heart in a place we all share, she writes about the passions, politics, and peculiarities of Americans everywhere. From gays in the military, to the race for First Lady, to the trials of modern motherhood and the right to choose, Anna Quindlen’s views always fascinate.@lt;br@gt;More of her views can be found in LIVING OUT LOUD, and OBJECT LESSONS.

A Museum of One's Own: Private Collecting, Public Gift


A Museum of One’s Own: Private Collecting, Public Gift


$35.8


When French revolutionaries sacked royal holdings at the end of the 18th century, they began the largest transfer of artistic goods in world history. By 1850 many "repossessed" treasures had come to rest in a new institution, the public museum, where they were assigned educational tasks. Anne Higonnet’s book begins at this turning point in the history of art, but it looks instead at another new institution, the collection museum. Emerging in London with the Wallace Collection, the collection museum spread rapidly in Gilded Age America. To the discontent of many Europeans, cash-flush Americans like J.P. Morgan and Henry Clay Frick went on collecting campaigns that netted masterpiece after masterpiece, along with the furniture and fittings of dozens of aristocratic residences. From the outset, these collectors planned to present their trophies to the public as museums in which they could dictate each and every detail of the arrangements. Drawing on a decade of research, Higonnet weaves letters, auction records, and photographs into an engrossing account of the founding of both renowned and obscure collection museums. She also explores how these collectors stoked the tremendous values accorded paintings by Raphael, Titian, Rembrandt, Vermeer, Vel????zquez, Gainsborough, and Reynolds.

Rethinking Disney: Private Control, Public Dimensions


Rethinking Disney: Private Control, Public Dimensions


$31.94


In recent years, the Walt Disney Company has grown far beyond its beginnings in animated films and theme parks to become a major multinational corporation with global reach. As the company’s activities have grown more complex and its influence more ubiquitous, both its internal practices and its attempts to control its now global public environment have generated conflicts that contradict the classic Disney publicity image. The 11 wide-ranging, interdisciplinary essays in this collection cover topics including Animal Kingdom; Gay Days at the theme parks; Disney’s connection to sweatshops; commodification of The Lion King on Broadway; the transformation of Winnie the Pooh; Disney’s experience in urban planning in Times Square and Celebration, Florida; and Disney’s America. A comprehensive introduction contextualizes the essays and relates them to earlier Disney studies. CONTRIBUTORS include Lee Artz, Sean Griffin, Dick Hebdige, Radha Jhappan, Daiva Stasiulis, and Susan Willis.

Jane Fonda: The Private Life of a Public Woman


Jane Fonda: The Private Life of a Public Woman


$3.95


Jane Fonda emerged from a heartbreaking Hollywood family drama to become a ’60s onscreen ingenue and then an Oscar-winning actress. At the top of her game she risked all, rising against the Vietnam War and shocking the world with a trip to Hanoi. Later, while becoming one of Hollywood’s most committed feminists, she financed her husband Tom Hayden’s political career in the ’80s with exercise videos that began a fitness craze and brought in millions of dollars. Just as interesting is Fonda’s next turn, as a Stepford Wife of the Gulfstream set, marrying Ted Turner and seemingly walking away from her ideals and her career. Jane Fonda’s story is a blend of the deep insecurity, magnetism, bravery, and determination that has fueled her inspiring and occasionally infuriating public life.

John Quincy Adams: A Public Life, a Private Life


John Quincy Adams: A Public Life, a Private Life


$5.21


John Quincy Adams was raised, educated, and groomed to be President, following in the footsteps of his father, John. At fourteen he was secretary to the Minister to Russia and, later, was himself Minister to the Netherlands and Prussia. He was U.S. Senator, Secretary of State, and then President for one ill-fated term. His private life showed a parallel descent. He was a poet, writer, critic, and Professor of Oratory at Harvard. He married a talented and engaging Southerner, but two of his three sons were disappointments. This polymath and troubled man, caught up in both a democratic age not to his understanding and the furies of passion, was an American lion in winter.

The Public Nature of Private Violence: Women and the Discovery of Abuse


The Public Nature of Private Violence: Women and the Discovery of Abuse


$3.95


Explores diverse feminist and legal responses to domestic violence across cultures. Argues that domestic violence must be viewed in its social and cultural context and offers suggestions for those dealing with incidents of abuse.

HIV, AIDS and Childbearing: Public Policy, Private Lives


HIV, AIDS and Childbearing: Public Policy, Private Lives


$4.55


Whether, with whom, and when to have children are among the most precious of our private decisions. Increasingly, however, the interest of others in these decisions raise difficult questions about the role of government and health professionals in influencing reproductive choice. Nowhere is this tension felt more keenly than in the context of HIV and AIDS. This book takes on the tough issues related to HIV and childbearing: Is there a moral right to have children? What are the limits of persuasion? Are there constitutional constraints on interference with reproduction? What are the precedents with restricting the childbearing behavior of women who use drugs? The book includes original work by doctors, lawyers, ethicists, and public health professionals. Also included are the experiences of HIV-infected women and their health care providers. Interviews were conducted over a two-year period with HIV-infected women and with health care providers from four cities to examine what issues of childbearing in the context of HIV mean to them. The book is divided into four sections on medical and public health issues, legal issues, ethical and social issues, and comments from the community. It concludes with recommendations for clinical practice and public policy. Public policy makers, health care providers, practitioners in bioethics, pediatrics, health law, and obstetrics/gynecology will find this book invaluable when dealing with issues related to HIV and childbearing.

Policy, Finance & Management for Public-Private Partnerships


Policy, Finance & Management for Public-Private Partnerships


$131.66


This book examines some of the key policy, financial and managerial aspects of public-private partnerships within the context of the global spread of this form of procurement. The chapters investigate political and institutional issues surrounding PPPs, together with the financial and managerial strategies employed by the private sector. Adopting a cross-disciplinary perspective, the book highlights the often politically sensitive nature of these projects and identifies a need for the private sector to investigate a broad set of parameters which relate to the particular political economy of individual partnerships. Policy, Finance & Management for Public-Private Partnerships covers a range of specific issues, including: partnerships in developing countries; innovation in partnership-based procurement; government and business interaction; institutional and organisational approaches to facilitating partnership; project and corporate financing; risk and value management; market analysis, modelling and forecasting; capital structure decisions and management; investment theory and practice; pricing and cost evaluation; statutory regulations and their financial implications; option pricing; financial monitoring; syndicate funding; new roles for the financial and insurance sectors; institutional and multilateral funding; payment mechanisms; concession period determination; risk analysis and management; whole life value methodology; cost comparators and best value; team building, team work and skill development. Contributions from Australia, Europe, the Far East, South Africa and the United States together present the current thinking and state-of-the-art approaches to public-private partnerships.

The Capacity for Civic Engagement: Public and Private Worlds of the Self


The Capacity for Civic Engagement: Public and Private Worlds of the Self


$106.91


This is a book about how we form a connection to the ideals and institutions of public life, a connection sometimes expressed in the language of civic engagement, public service, and commitment to the public good. While we do not lack for literature to guide us in thinking about public life, we have less to call on when our problem is not only to explore public ideals and institutions, but also to consider the nature and origin of our capacity to make a connection with and find meaning in those institutions and ideals. Levine explores the nature and origin of this capacity to form a connection and find meaning.

Democracy and Public-Private Partnerships in Global Governance


Democracy and Public-Private Partnerships in Global Governance


$115.52


There has been rapid proliferation of public-private partnerships in areas of human rights, environmental protection and development in global governance. This book demonstrates how different forms of partnership legitimacy and accountability interact, and pinpoints trade-offs between democratic values in partnership operations.

Pipes: A Guide to Private Investments in Public Equity


Pipes: A Guide to Private Investments in Public Equity


$3.95


"PIPEs, " or Private Investments in Public Equity, are attracting tremendous interest on Wall Street. In recent years, these privately negotiated transactions have become an attractive financing alternative for companies seeking capital and investors seeking high returns. In PIPE transactions, public companies issue stock and bonds directly (and often discreetly) to large institutional investors, rather than trying to raise capital in the stock and bond markets. PIPEs details how these deals are done, for what reasons, and with what caveats. The book describes deal structures, legal considerations, and terminology specific to investments in private placement transactions. It contains contributions by the foremost practitioners in this rapidly growing area whose participants have been close-lipped, until now. PIPEs is a must-read for anyone involved with the equity markets.

Science and Babies: Private Decisions, Public Dilemmas


Science and Babies: Private Decisions, Public Dilemmas


$5.47


By all indicators, the reproductive health of Americans has been deteriorating since 1980. Our nation is troubled by rates of teen pregnancies and newborn deaths that are worse than almost all others in the Western world. Science and Babies is a straightforward presentation of the major reproductive issues we face that suggests answers for the public. The book discusses how the clash of opinions on sex and family planning prevents us from making a national commitment to reproductive health; why people in the United States have fewer contraceptive choices than those in many other countries; what we need to do to improve social and medical services for teens and people living in poverty; how couples should "shop" for a fertility service and make consumer-wise decisions; and what we can expect in the future–featuring interesting accounts of potential scientific advances.

Just and Unjust Interventions in World Politics: Public and Private


Just and Unjust Interventions in World Politics: Public and Private


$40.24


Taking insights and controversies from feminist political theory, Lu looks to illuminate alternative images of ‘sovereignty as privacy’ and ‘sovereignty as responsibility’, and to identify new challenges arising from the increased agency of private global civil society, and their relationship with the world of states.

Public and Private in Thought and Practice: Perspectives on a Grand Dichotomy


Public and Private in Thought and Practice: Perspectives on a Grand Dichotomy


$37.62


These essays, by widely respected scholars in fields ranging from social and political theory to historical sociology and cultural studies, illuminate the significance of the public/private distinction for an increasingly wide range of debates. Commenting on controversies surrounding such issues as abortion rights, identity politics, and the requirements of democratization, many of these essays clarify crucial processes that have shaped the culture and institutions of modern societies. In contexts ranging from friendship, the family, and personal life to nationalism, democratic citizenship, the role of women in social and political life, and the contrasts between western and (post-)Communist societies, this book brings out the ways the various uses of the public/private distinction are simultaneously distinct and interconnected. "Public and Private in Thought and Practice" will be of interest to students and scholars in disciplines including politics, law, philosophy, history, sociology, and women’s studies. Contributors include Jeff Weintraub, Allan Silver, Craig Calhoun, Daniela Gobetti, Jean L. Cohen, Jean Bethke Elshtain, Alan Wolfe, Krishan Kumar, David Brain, Karen Hansen, Marc Garcelon, and Oleg Kharkhordin.

Social Entrepreneurship in Education: Private Ventures for the Public Good


Social Entrepreneurship in Education: Private Ventures for the Public Good


$36.89


Social Entrepreneurship in Education chronicles the twenty-five-year history of entrepreneurs who responded to the call of A Nation at Risk and helped launch an education industry. It tells the story of these ‘education entrepreneurs’ and the lessons they learned, using entrepreneurial skills to tackle public problems and improve outcomes for millions of students. This book demonstrates, firsthand, the importance of mentorship and profiles the individuals behind the businesses, highlighting the skills and characteristics that one must possess to successfully execute and operate enterprises in education. It reflects on the development of a burgeoning industry and illuminates the possibilities for applying a private sector mind-set to education. This book is fundamental for understanding the ins and outs of utilizing social entrepreneurship to improve education for American students.

School Choice International: Exploring Public-Private Partnerships


School Choice International: Exploring Public-Private Partnerships


$41.99


Public-private partnerships in education exist in various forms around the world, in both developed and developing countries. Despite this, and despite the importance of human capital for economic growth, systematic analysis has been limited and scattered, with most scholarly attention going to initiatives in the United States. This volume helps to fill the gap, bringing together recent studies on public-private partnerships in different parts of the world, including Asia, North and South America, and Europe. These initiatives vary significantly in form and structure, and "School Choice International" offers not only comprehensive overviews (including a cross-country analysis of student achievement) but also detailed studies of specific initiatives in particular countries. Two chapters compare public and private schools in India and the relative efficacy of these two sectors in providing education. Other chapters examine the use of publicly funded vouchers in Chile and Colombia, reporting promising results in Colombia but ambiguous findings in Chile; and student outcomes in publicly funded, privately managed schools (similar to American charter schools) in two countries: Colombia’s "concession schools" and the United Kingdom’s City Academies Programme. Taken together, these studies offer important insights for scholars, practitioners, and policymakers into the purposes, directions, and effects of different public-private educational initiatives. Contributors: Felipe Barrera, Cristian Bellei, Eric P. Bettinger, Rajashri Chakrabarti, Geeta G. Kingdon, Michael Kremer, Norman LaRocque, Stephen Machin, Karthik Muralidhara, Thomas Nechyba, Harry A. Patrinos, Paul E. Peterson, Ludger Woessmann.

Evaluating Information Systems: Public and Private Sector


Evaluating Information Systems: Public and Private Sector


$66.15


The adoption of Information Technology (IT) and Information Systems (IS) represents significant financial investments, with alternative perspectives to the evaluation domain coming from both the public and private sectors. As a result of increasing IT/IS budgets and their growing significance within the development of an organizational infrastructure, the evaluation and performance measurement of new technology remains a perennial issue for management. This book offers a refreshing and updated insight into the social fabric and technical dimensions of IT/IS evaluation together with insights into approaches used to measure the impact of information systems on its stakeholders. In doing so, it describes the portfolio of appraisal techniques that support the justification of IT/IS investments. Evaluating Information Systems explores the concept of evaluation as an evolutionary and dynamic process that takes into account the ability of enterprise technologies to integrate information systems within and between organisations. In particular, when set against a backdrop of organisational learning. It examines the changing portfolio of benefits, costs and risks associated with the adoption and diffusion of technology in today’s global marketplace. Finally approaches to impact assessment through performance management and benchmarking is discussed. * A unique reference work and examination of the IS evaluation ‘life-cycle’ * An holistic treatment of the subject beyond the normal prescriptive ‘investment appraisal’ approaches that reflects recent developments in the field * Essential text for students on business information systems courses and an insightful resource for professionals engaged in justifying IT/IS expenditure

Land Conservation Through Public/Private Partnerships


Land Conservation Through Public/Private Partnerships


$3.95


Today, rarely is a significant land acquisition accomplished without at least one private- and one public-sector participant. This book provides a detailed, inside look at those public- private partnerships.

City Politics: Private Power Public Policy


City Politics: Private Power Public Policy


$3.95


Judd, Dennis R., Swanstrom, Todd, City Politics: Private Power Public Policy, 3rd Edition*\ Praised for its narrative style, strong research base, and distinctive theme-that urban politics in the U.S. has evolved as a dynamic interaction between governmental power and private purposes-the new edition of this #1 book is the most extensive revision yet. It has been updated to include preliminary data from the 2000 census, information about urban partisan movements and a new chapter on urban sprawl. Three primary themes are woven throughout the text: the imperative of growth; the challenge of governance; and the politics of secession." For those interested in urban politics and studies.

Dividing Public and Private: Law, Politics, and Social Theory


Dividing Public and Private: Law, Politics, and Social Theory


$30.92


The distinction between private and public realms of experience, of social activity, and of personal identity are fundamental for shaping everyday understanding and organization of social life, yet the distinction has not been paramount in sociological theorizing. Dividing Public and Private makes the public/private division central to social theory and social inquiry. Gerald Turkel demonstrates that by placing the public/private distinction at the center of social thought and by rethinking the writings of such classical theorists as Marx, Durkheim, Weber, and Parsons through the prism of the public/private division, new dimensions are raised for the analysis of authority, legitimacy, law, political participation, and the very meanings of freedom and necessity. Based on the joining of legal, social, and political theory, Turkel argues that the public/private division is crucial for mediating and overcoming social totalism and privatized oppression. Dividing Public and Private challenges such theoretical approaches as critical theory, feminism, neo-Marxism, and liberalism to affirm the public/private division in directions that support equality, active participation in politics and the formation of collective projects, and individual self-determination. It is particularly appropriate for theorists in law, political science, and sociology.

Off Camera: Private Thoughts Made Public


Off Camera: Private Thoughts Made Public


$3.95


Ted Koppel, anchor of "Nightline," is one of America’s most intelligent and respected journalists. With this fascinating book, he finally lets us know the man behind the face we’ve trusted late at night for almost twenty years. Off Camera is a daily journal of the year that brought the twentieth century to a close–the year of Monica and Y2K, of shootings at Columbine, of the death of JFK, Jr. With riveting insight and lucid prose, Koppel chronicles his thoughts on these events and more, from interactive TV to the war in Kosovo to the dumbing down of network news. Witty, provocative, and wise, this book is indispensable.

Lying :  Moral Choice in Public and Private Life


Lying : Moral Choice in Public and Private Life


$11.64


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Mrs. Ziegfeld: The Public and Private Lives of Billie Burke


Mrs. Ziegfeld: The Public and Private Lives of Billie Burke


$28.45


Broadway actress Billie Burke was one of the most sought after young stage beauties of her time, stealing the hearts of Enrico Caruso, Mark Twain, and, most importantly, famed Broadway producer Florenz Ziegfeld, who became her husband. Following Ziegfeld’s death, the threats of financial ruin and encroaching age forced Burke to recreate herself as a Hollywood character actress. This biography benefits from the cooperation of the daughter and grandchildren of Burke and Ziegfeld, as well as from anecdotes provided by actors who performed with Burke on the stage and screen. In addition to studying the character and significance of Burke’s greatest screen role in Glinda the Good Witch of the North, this richly illustrated book also provides a complete history of Burke’s stage, screen, and radio work.

The Garden at Night: Private Views of Public Edens


The Garden at Night: Private Views of Public Edens


$4.52


Linda Rutenberg’s images capture an astonishing world hidden in plain sight. By photographing public and botanical gardens at night, Rutenberg reveals a luminous landscape of plants, colors, shadows, and light. Twenty-one gardens throughout North America are included, each with intimate portraits of their regional flowers and plants glowing in the blackness, revealing a secret nighttime world of subtle yet vibrant beauty. An essay by celebrated author Christopher Dewdney illuminates the mystique of gardens and the nature of seeing. "The Garden at Night" will enchant art-lovers and garden-lovers alike.

Alfred C. Kinsey: A Public/Private Life


Alfred C. Kinsey: A Public/Private Life


$4.36


The hidden life of Alfred C. Kinsey, the principal architect of the sexual revolution. In this brilliant, groundbreaking biography, twenty years in the making, James H. Jones presents a moving and even shocking portrait of the man who pierced the veil of reticence surrounding human sexuality. Jones shows that the public image Alfred Kinsey cultivated of disinterested biologist was in fact a carefully crafted public persona. By any measure he was an extraordinary man — and a man with secrets. Drawing upon never before disclosed facts about Kinsey’s childhood, Jones traces the roots of Kinsey’s scholarly interest in human sexuality to his tortured upbringing. Between the sexual tensions of the culture and Kinsey’s devoutly religious family, Jones depicts Kinsey emerging from childhood with psychological trauma but determined to rescue humanity from the emotional and sexual repression he had suffered. New facts about his marriage, family life, and relationships with students and colleagues enrich this portrait of the complicated, troubled man who transformed the state of public discourse on human sexuality.

Marriage Matters: Perspectives on the Private and Public Importance of Marriage


Marriage Matters: Perspectives on the Private and Public Importance of Marriage


$6.59


In Marriage Matters, Janice Shaw Crouse argues that marriage is a critical element in a free society and that society’s most vulnerable communities, especially minorities and the poor, suffer the most from the nation’s retreat from marriage. Crouse writes that marriage advances the public interest and we should create laws and policies that support rather than undermine it. She demonstrates both the public and private importance of marriage, and organizes her argument in a thoughtful and logical manner. Compared to other household arrangements, Crouse observes, marriage is by far the best for raising children and offers financial advantages as well. Writing about bullying, Crouse shows how the trend away from marriage has lead to poor child-rearing and to some of the nation’s worst contemporary problems. In household arrangements with an absence of traditional fathers, the government has in some ways overtaken this role by creating social programs such as food stamps, Social Security, and Medicare. Social programs are but a small part of an effective solution. The groundwork for strong marriages and lasting relationships is examined in detail. Crouse then discusses the role of sex in marriages and the harmful influence of casual sex. The second half of the work shows how marriage matters to individuals (specifically to women and children) and depicts same-sex marriage as a threat to the institution. Other public policy issues affecting marriage are also explored.

Water Finance: Public Responsibilities and Private Opportunities


Water Finance: Public Responsibilities and Private Opportunities


$55.55


"Water Finance" begins with the story of the water business: why water is different from other businesses politically and socially. Then it will go into water’s relationship with the city and it’s ties in land development, urban water, household water, aesthetics, and landscaping. Water and wastewater will be highlighted as a utility business; water and food will be highlighted for emerging irrigation systems opportunities. Water for energy, play, fishing, damage control will be shown in detail and well as water in private water sectors and for capital.

The Lives of Foster Carers: Private Sacrfices, Public Restrictions


The Lives of Foster Carers: Private Sacrfices, Public Restrictions


$38.92


There are approximately 37,000 foster families currently living in the UK, yet while there has been a substantial amount of social research about fostered children, little is known about the adults who look after them. By focusing on the carer, not the child or the social worker, "The Lives of Foster Carers "offers the reader a new perspective on foster care. It explores the contradictions, conflicts and ambiguities faced by foster carers every day and looks at how public bureaucracy and private family life intertwine. The issues it discusses include: – a history of the foster care service – professionalizing foster care and the shift away from foster parenting – public and private domains in foster care – motivations and roles of foster carers – how foster carers perceive themselves and their foster children Based on a wide range of literature and in-depth interviews with 46 foster carers, this book provides valuable insight into the concerns, processes and experiences of foster carers. Jargon free and accessible, it will appeal to foster carers, practitioners, students and academics in social care, youth work and childcare as well as policy makers in children’s services.

Discount Rates for the Evaluation of Public Private Partnerships


Discount Rates for the Evaluation of Public Private Partnerships


$14.24


This experience has spurred policy makers to demand that a comparison be made between the public and private provision of services to determine the overall value for money of public-private partnership ventures. A central question that must be answered before such a comparison can be made is the appropriate cost of capital or discount rate to use in both of these situations. The essays in this book address these issues directly and provide the latest views on this topic. Contributors include Donald Brean (University of Toronto), David Burgess (University of Western Ontario), Graham Glenday (Duke University), Arnold C. Harberger (UCLA), Glenn Jenkins (Queen’s University), Chun-Yan Kuo (Queen’s University), Mark Moore (Simon Fraser University), Christopher Shugart (independent), Michael Spackman (NERA), and Peter Spiro (Treasury of Ontario).

The Intersections of the Public and Private Spheres in Early Modern England


The Intersections of the Public and Private Spheres in Early Modern England


$73.18


The public and private spheres are conceived to be separate and complementary, useful in understanding human experience and social phenomena, gendered and perhaps "natural." Taking the usefulness of this model as a focus, these essays ask how the spheres interpenetrate. The collection looks at the varied ways this persistent model of human thought has been formulated, and applies, tests, refines and contests the paradigm. Some of the essays endorse Habermas’ view of the concept, some reject it, and some explain the public/private division completely differently. The essays reconsider the usefulness of the model and offer revisionary interpretations of many texts and of their contribution to modern thought and institution.

School Law for Public, Private, and Parochial Educators


School Law for Public, Private, and Parochial Educators


$72.64


Here is a book to serve educators from all types of schools in either pre-service or professional development that is designed as a text for master’s and licensure (post-master’s) level. This book covers all the relevant issues in school law: _

City Parks: Public Places, Private Thoughts


City Parks: Public Places, Private Thoughts


$6.02


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Ward's Business Directory of U.S. Private and Public Companies


Ward’s Business Directory of U.S. Private and Public Companies


$5.94


Whether it’s contacting a company or calculating its market share, the Ward’s series is an invaluable tool for librarians, executives, students, analysts, marketers and all other professionals who require updated company and industry profiles. Ward’s now lists approximately 100,000 companies, 90% of which are private. Volumes 1, 2 and 3 provide current company information in a single A-Z arrangement and offer hard-to-find data on small and mid-sized companies as well as complete profiles of large corporations. Volume 4 is a geographic company listing, offering at-a-glance evaluations of industry activity through rankings and analysis. Consult Volume 5 when you need national rankings by sales within SIC codes at the 4-digit level. Volumes 6 and 7 rank companies in each state by sales within 4-digit SIC codes and provide brief evaluations of industry activity of leading companies for each state. The new Volume 8: Ranked by sales within 6-Digit NAICS (1997 North American Industry Classification System) sorts companies by the latest, cross-national agreements between the U.S., Canada, and Mexico.

Public and Private Families: An Introduction, with Free Powerweb


Public and Private Families: An Introduction, with Free Powerweb


$3.95


Nationally recognized for its sound scholarship and balanced approach and written by one of the leading authorities in the field, "Public and Private Families," 3/e examines the family through two lenses, the familiar private family in which we live most of our personal lives, and the public family in which we, as adults, deal with broader societal issues such as the care of the elderly, the increase in divorce, and childbearing outside of marriage. Consequently the book looks both at intimate personal concerns, such as whether to marry, as well as societal concerns, such as governmental policies that affect families

Private Rights, Public Wrongs: The Computer and Personal Privacy


Private Rights, Public Wrongs: The Computer and Personal Privacy


$145.51


This book examines trends that affect citizen’s privacy, now that computer files with information on credit and overall financial status are easily accessible, and not always accurate. The unregulated use of individuals’ computer files is a serious challenge to the values that underlie this country’s social political well-being. The book discusses the need for balance between the privacy interests of individuals and the financial interests of large institutions, who may benefit from these files in locating those trying to cheat the system. It also examines the problem of protecting personal privacy, and what can be done at government levels.

Setting Safety Standards: Regulation in the Public and Private Sectors


Setting Safety Standards: Regulation in the Public and Private Sectors


$118.42


In this highly original and meticulously researched comparison of public and private standards-setting, Ross Cheit questions the old maxim that government-set safety standards are too severe while those set by the private sector are too lenient. Identifying the comparative institutional advantages of each arrangement through four paired case studies of grain elevators, woodstoves, aviation fire safety, and gas space heaters, he finds instead that some private standards are surprisingly strict, while government is better positioned to survey real-world experience and sponsor research likely to improve standards-setting. "Setting Safety Standards" challenges those political scientists who argue that only public institutions can advance the public interest in the controversial field of health and safety. Cheit draws attention to such little-known organizations as Underwriters Laboratories and the National Fire Protection Association, private-sector alternatives to the government regulation so frequently criticized as time-consuming, inflexible, and unreasonable. These organizations, he shows, play a far more significant role in regulation than most federal agencies, even though the standards they develop are widely–and often mistakenly–assumed to be less concerned with due process than government standards and often unduly lax. This study should be widely read by public policy and regulation experts in both the public and the private sectors as well as by academics in the field.

Managing Uncertainties in Networks: Public Private Controversies


Managing Uncertainties in Networks: Public Private Controversies


$67.33


As public and private sector organizations work more frequently in partnership, managing uncertainties, problems and controversies becomes increasingly difficult. Despite sophisticated technology and knowledge, the strategic networks and games required to solve uncertainties become more complex and more important than ever before. Managing Uncertainties in Networks is a new text that examines developments in the area of network strategy. Differentiating itself from other policy network approaches which have a mainly research focus, this text has a managerial orientation presenting strategies and management recommendations for public and private sector organizations as well as the analytical tools required by practitioners seeking to support their own internal decision making and strategy formulation. Topics covered include: * Knowledge conflicts * Uncertainties and governments * Technological controversies * Collaborative problem solving * Managing networks Tapping into the important and ever-growing area of risk and uncertainty management, this is a vital and long awaited staple for the arena written by two leading authors in the field. It will be key reading for students, scholars and policy makers seeking to understand the complexities of the network society.

The Public Clash of Private Values: The Politics of Morality Policy


The Public Clash of Private Values: The Politics of Morality Policy


$4.02


Abortion, capital punishment, gambling, homosexual rights, pornography, physician-assisted suicide, and sex education are among the most controversial issues facing public policymakers today. All involve controversial questions of basic principle/morality—When does life begin? Is gambling inherently evil? Should homosexuality be on a moral and legal par with heterosexuality? Mooney brings together top researchers in the field to explore the unique characteristics and politics of morality policy. The result is a definition of the current state of knowledge in the field and a guideline for future practice.

Public-Private Partnerships: Principles of Policy and Finance


Public-Private Partnerships: Principles of Policy and Finance


$100.94


Over the last decade or so, private-sector financing through public-private partnerships (PPPs) has become increasingly popular around the world as a way of procuring and maintaining public-sector infrastructure, in sectors such as transportation (roads, bridges, tunnels, railways, ports, airports), social infrastructure (hospitals, schools, prisons, social housing) public utilities (water supply, waste water treatment, waste disposal), government offices and other accommodation, and other specialised services (communications networks or defence equipment). This book, based on the author’s practical experience on the public- and private-sector sides of the table, reviews the key policy issues which arise for the public sector in considering whether to adopt the PPP procurement route, and the specific application of this policy approach in PPP contracts, comparing international practices in this respect. It offers a systematic and integrated approach to financing PPPs within this public-policy framework, and explains the project-finance techniques used for this purpose. The book deals with both the Concession and PFI models of PPP, and provides a structured introduction for those who are new to the subject, whether in the academic, public-sector, investment, finance or contracting fields, as well as an aide memoire for those developing PPP policies or negotiating PPPs. The author focuses on practical concepts, issues and techniques, and does not assume any prior knowledge of PPP policy issues or financing techniques. The book describes and explains: * The different types of PPPs and how these have developed * Why PPPs are attractive to governments * General policy issues for the public sector in developing a PPP programme * PPP procurement procedures and bid evaluation * The use of project-finance techniques for PPPs * Sources of funding * Typical PPP contracts and sub-contracts, and their relationship with the project’s financial structure * Risk assessment from the points of view of the public sector, investors, lenders and other project parties * Structuring the investment and debt financing * The key issues in negotiating a project-finance debt facility. In addition the book includes an extensive glossary, as well as cross-referencing. *Reviews the PPP policy framework and development from an international perspective *Covers public- and private-sector financial analysis, structuring and investment in PPPs *No prior knowledge of project financing required

Designs on the Public :  The Private Lives of New York's Public Spaces


Designs on the Public : The Private Lives of New York’s Public Spaces


$25


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Private Security, Public Order: The Outsourcing of Public Services and Its Limits


Private Security, Public Order: The Outsourcing of Public Services and Its Limits


$119.17


Private actors are increasingly taking on roles traditionally arrogated to the state. Both in the industrialized North and the developing South, functions essential to external and internal security and to the satisfaction of basic human needs are routinely contracted out to non-state agents. In the area of privatization of security functions, attention by academics and policy makers tends to focus on the activities of private military and security companies, especially in the context of armed conflicts, and their impact on human rights and post-conflict stability and reconstruction. The first edited volume emerging from New York University School of Law’s Institute for International Justice project on private military and security companies, From Mercenaries to Market: The Rise and Regulation of Private Military Companies broadened this debate to situate the private military phenomenon in the context of moves towards the regulation of activities through market and non-market mechanisms. Where that first volume looked at the emerging market for use of force, this second volume looks at the transformations in the nature of state authority. Drawing on insights from work on privatization, regulation, and accountability in the emerging field of global administrative law, the book examines private military and security companies through the wider lens of private actors performing public functions. In the past two decades, the responsibilities delegated to such actors – especially but not only in the United States – have grown exponentially. The central question of this volume is whether there should be any limits on government capacity to outsource traditionally "public" functions. Can and should a government put out to private tender the fulfilment of military, intelligence, and prison services? Can and should it transfer control of utilities essential to life, such as the supply of water? This discussion incorporates numerous perspectives on regulatory and governance issues in the private provision of public functions, but focuses primarily on private actors offering services that impact the fundamental rights of the affected population.

The Public School Advantage :  Why Public Schools Outperform Private Schools


The Public School Advantage : Why Public Schools Outperform Private Schools


$13.86


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Public Health Systems and Emerging Infections: Assessing the Capabilities of the Public and Private Sectors


Public Health Systems and Emerging Infections: Assessing the Capabilities of the Public and Private Sectors


$3.45


The Forum on Emerging Infections was created in 1996 in response to a request from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the National Institutes of Health. The goal of the forum is to provide structured opportunities for representatives from academia, industry, professional and interest groups, and government to examine and discuss scientific and policy issues that relate to research, prevention, detection, and management of emerging infectious diseases. A critical part of this mission has been the convening of a series of workshops. Public Health Systems and Emerging Infections summarizes the fourth in a series of five workshops. With a focus on our knowledge and understanding of the role of private and public health sectors in emerging infectious disease surveillance and response, the participants explored the effects of privatization of public health laboratories and the modernization of public health care. The issues discussed included epidemiological investigation, surveillance, communication, coordination, resource allocations, and economic support.

Designs on the Public: The Private Lives of New York's Public Spaces


Designs on the Public: The Private Lives of New York’s Public Spaces


$29.57


New York City is home to some of the most recognizable places in the world. As familiar as the sight of New Year’s Eve in Times Square or a protest in front of City Hall may be to us, do we understand who controls what happens there? Kristine Miller delves into six of New York’s most important public spaces to trace how design influences their complicated lives. Miller chronicles controversies in the histories of New York locations including Times Square, Trump Tower, the IBM Atrium, and Sony Plaza. The story of each location reveals that public space is not a concrete or fixed reality, but rather a constantly changing situation open to the forces of law, corporations, bureaucracy, and government. The qualities of public spaces we consider essential, including accessibility, public ownership, and ties to democratic life, are, at best, temporary conditions and often completely absent. Design is, in Miller’s view, complicit in regulation of public spaces in New York City to exclude undesirables, restrict activities, and privilege commercial interests, and in this work she shows how design can reactivate public space and public life. Kristine F. Miller is associate professor of landscape architecture at the University of Minnesota.

Private Views


Private Views


$43.94


In the early 1980s, Barbara Crane embarked on a series of photographs shot during Chicago’s various summer festivals. Using a Super Speed Graphic camera and Polaroid film, Crane waded in close to the revelers, tracking down the details of their clothing, hairstyles and gestures. The images are tightly cropped and condensed and therefore terrifically alive, bringing us viscerally into the crush of people eating, drinking and enjoying the crowd dynamic. Crane’s instrument of choice, the Polaroid, is of course admirably up to the task. As she comments, "The quick feedback of the instant picture is in tune with this energetic style of photographing. This immediacy of result shortens the time it would take my ideas to grow visually, technically and emotionally. What takes a summer of work with Polaroid materials would take three years of picture taking and darkroom time to bring my ideas to fruition." An incredible inventory of private gestures performed in public spaces, "Private Views" offers a sun-drenched, sweat-glistening photographic experience. The effect is mesmerizing and intensely compelling, creating a palpable sensuality from image to image, an incredible document–not of a particular event or personalities–but of something less tangible: the public expression of euphoria.

Private Places


Private Places


$3.95


Four all-new hot tales of yore, by the queens of erotic fiction. "USA Today" bestselling author Robin Schone shares a tale of a man and a woman in a notorious club, who learn how very dangerous desires of the flesh can be. Claudia Dain heats up this collection with the story of two voyeuristic young courtesans who might just take part in a very public seduction at the theatre. Allyson James has a card-playing, cunning widower and a desperate young widow learn that passion is the ultimate wild card. And finally, Shiloh Walker introduces a short story of a woman saved by a shapeshifter. Now, if only she could think of a way to repay hima] Rarely does such blush-worthy, heated erotica existaand almost never all in one book.

Private Practice


Private Practice


$30.58


When solo obstetrician Joshua Barron suffers a heart attack, he is forced to confront his biggest fear: taking on a partner. Sharing a medical practice is no easy task for Dr. Barron, whose driven attitude and possessive patient-care ideals are difficult to match. Joshua’s rural New Hampshire world is thrown a curve with the entrance of Alex Faber, an attractive young OB/GYN from New York City, whose spunk, passion and intellect shake loose some disturbances in the small town’s typically quiet landscape. Join Joshua and Alex for a year in Breedville, where, as the seasons change, so does the drama. Personal issues become public, and the past begins to creep into the town’s bucolic present. Tensions extend to Breed General Hospital, where complex situations ranging from infertility and cancer to medical malpractice unfold, often in front of the entire community. In the field of obstetrics and gynecology, the complexities of life are deeply felt. This couldn’t be more true than for Joshua Barron and Alex Faber as they struggle through the year 1988– the year they join together in Private Practice.

Private Scandal


Private Scandal


$5.24


Once their love was under wraps. Now it’s burning up the sheets. Three months ago, Megan Carlton had the world on a string. That was before the man she loved took over her family’s hotel business and wiped out a family fortune it had taken generations to build. And before she caught him kissing another woman. Her only solace: the secrecy of their affair saved the family from public scandal, and kept her embarrassment private. Meanwhile, with a mountain of self-confidence to rebuild, she trades her Manolos and late-night parties for coffee-stained sneakers and early morning barista shifts. Brandon Knight had everything he ever wanted-then the woman of his dreams disappeared without one word of explanation. When he finds Megan serving coffee, he wonders if the socialite is suffering from amnesia. A hot venti to the chest proves she recognizes him. But she’s got the situation-and him-all wrong. All he has to do now is prove it. Warning: Samhain Publishing cannot be held responsible for any characters harmed by flying handbags, improper use of a door or the misguided application of hickies. All activities involving lingerie, towels or ice cream are to be executed with extreme caution.

The Private Sphere


The Private Sphere


$209


The non-interference perspective is common when theorizing about the protection of the private life of individuals and their families. However, this accepted way of looking at things, leads our thoughts astray. It fails to do justice to the interests both in being left in peace but at the same time participating in a community together with other people. New methods of communications interception, video and even satellite surveillance allow insight and an entry into personal matters, but they can also be used to satisfy people’s need for protection, safety and security in public places. A theory about the respect for the individual’s right to a private sphere and its protection ought therefore to incorporate both these interests.In “The Private Sphere” it is suggested that an emotional territory, which forms the individual’s own sphere of action and experience, has developed in the course of evolution in pace with the individual’s conditions of life, brought about by challenges in the natural and social environment. The starting point is the insight that the behaviour of human beings with respect to their privacy reflects in a fundamental way patterns of behaviour among social animals. The emotional territory allows a readiness to act along different lines and to maintain a multiplicity of different social relations.

Private Confessions


Private Confessions


$17.68


Set in the 1920s, Private Confessions tells the poignant tale of the scandal provoked by an adulterous affair between a pastor’s wife and a young theology student. This is the third in the series of novels based on the lives of his own parents.Scandal is hardly a strong enough word to describe the public response to adultery committed by a Swedish pastor’s wife in the 1920s. Fidelity, loyalty, duty, propriety: all were viewed through what is now an almost entirely alien lens.Ingmar Bergman is an acknowledged master of both the cinematic and literary lens, and with elegance and unfailing honesty he creates a sensitive, intimate portrait of Anna, a vivacious, beautiful, and headstrong woman who rushed into her marriage with Henrik–a marriage that, for her, quickly became pleasureless. She feels how truly stifling it is only when she falls passionately in love with Henrik’s young friend Tomas. For the first time, she finds pleasure in love; now her husband’s touch, even his devotion, has gone from unstimulating to intolerable.The guilt, however, is at least as thick and heady as the pleasure. Desperate for some joy in either her marriage or her illicit love, Anna embarks on a series of confessions–to her childhood pastor, to her husband, to her mother, to her best friend–seeking the advice or the absolution that will direct her to happiness.Private Confession spulls us deeper into the autobiographical project Bergman began in his first two novels, Best Intentions and Sunday’s Children–exploring the lives of his parents and their relationship to him and to each other–and closer than we ever expected to be to this giant of twentieth-century art and letters.

Supplement: Economics: Private Markets and Public Choice - Economics: Private Markets and Public Choice Plus Myeconlab: Internatio


Supplement: Economics: Private Markets and Public Choice – Economics: Private Markets and Public Choice Plus Myeconlab: Internatio


$4.6


Maximizing happiness means more than maximizing wealth, and yet many students assume economists only care about "the bottom line." "Economics: Private Markets and Public Choice emphasizes that economics is, at its base, about our society’s well-being and our individual happiness in "all forms, not just profit. The authors teach students to apply economic concepts not only to key policy decisions like taxes, inflation, and free trade, but also to personal decisions such as household finance, marriage, and career choices.The Seventh Edition is enhanced by MyEconLab, the online homework system featuring automatically graded graphing problems and proven tutorial tools. Access to MyEconLab comes with every new textbook at no additional cost to the student.

A Guide to Innovative Public-Private Partnerships: Utilizing the Resources of the Private Sector for the Public Good


A Guide to Innovative Public-Private Partnerships: Utilizing the Resources of the Private Sector for the Public Good


$63.99


Congress is expected to announce that new practices are to be adopted across the federal sector which will incite new and innovative partnerships between the public and private sectors. In A Guide to Innovative Public Private Partnerships: Utilizing the Resources of the Private Sector for the Public Good author Thomas A. Cellucci introduces these new procedures and how both private entrepreneurs and government managers can use them most effectively. This book enables organizations in both the private and public sectors to develop and execute efficient and effective business partnerships. Detailed requirements and market potentials are developed which would help entice the private sector to use its own resources to develop products and services without delay and at minimal cost to taxpayers. The book starts from basic principle of partnerships, develops the concept of commercialization-based public-private partnerships, and provides templates, potential marketing tools, and real-world examples to prove the effectiveness of this shift in how government will work in the future. This is a "must read" for anyone interested in doing business with the government as well as government leaders who are being forced to trim budgets and show genuine value in their agencies.

Public Administration and Public Affairs


Public Administration and Public Affairs


$3.95


Comprehensive and up-to-date, this book emphasizes a value-based approach to the study and practice of public administration. Includes information on the "reinventing government" movement; its impact on budgeting, procurement, human resource management, and information systems; and its clash with traditional values of public administration. Looks at changing interpretations of government corruption in the twentieth century, and the connections between public program evaluation and corruption control. Traces the intellectual evolution of public administration. Discusses Organization Theory and Behavior in the public sector. Explains the differences between the public and private organizations, covering leadership, adult development, and cultural and political behavior. Describes all of the major models of public policy making and links content with the traditions of political science. Total Quality Management (TQM) in Government, Privatization, Metropolitan, Governance, and Reinventing Government. Considers ethics in Public Administration. For those in public administration or public affairs.

My Body Is Private


My Body Is Private


$6.29


Buy My Body Is Private by Linda Walvoord Girard in Paperback for the low price of 6.29. Find this product in Political Science > Public Policy – Social Services & Welfare.

The Private Gardens of Charleston


The Private Gardens of Charleston


$3.96


The Presenting 24 of the city’s most superb private gardens in color photographs with essays offering an intimate tour of gardens rarely seen by the public.

The Economic Theory of Eminent Domain: Private Property, Public Use


The Economic Theory of Eminent Domain: Private Property, Public Use


$38.08


This book surveys the contributions that economic theory has made to the often contentious debate over the government’s use of its power of eminent domain, as prescribed by the Fifth Amendment. It addresses such questions as: When should the government be allowed to take private property without the owner’s consent? Does it depend on how the land will be used? And what amount of compensation is the landowner entitled to receive (if any)? The recent case of Kelo v. New London (2005) revitalized the debate, but it was only the latest skirmish in the ongoing struggle between advocates of strong governmental powers to acquire private property in the public interest and private property rights advocates. Written for a general audience, the book advances a coherent theory that views eminent domain within the context of the government’s proper role in an economic system whose primary objective is to achieve efficient land use.

Shepherds of Coyote Rocks: Public Lands, Private Herds and the Natural World


Shepherds of Coyote Rocks: Public Lands, Private Herds and the Natural World


$7.21


Cat Urbigkit journeys alone to spend a season on Wyoming s open range tending to a herd of domestic sheep as they give birth amid the challenges of nature from severe weather to a wealth of predators. Her only companions are the livestock guardian animals (BIG dogs and a pair of burros named Bill and Hillary ) that repeatedly prove their worth in devotion to protecting the herd. Urbigkit offers interesting reflections on the role of pastoralists around the globe and on the controversial issue in the Western US of private livestock herds being run on public lands. The intimate ways in which abstract public policy plays out on the open range is eye-opening.More than a tale of herding sheep, Shepherds of Coyote Rocks is an action-packed true story that reveals the broad spectrum of the human relationship with nature, from harmony to rugged adventure.

Private Rights and Public Problems: The Global Economics of Intellectual Property in the 21st Century


Private Rights and Public Problems: The Global Economics of Intellectual Property in the 21st Century


$10.93


Many argue that Europe has performed anemically as it struggles to recover from the global crisis. But, Anders Aslund argues that although Europe is an institutional half-way house, the East European countries have masterfully handled the crisis. The Last Shall Be the First: East European Financial Crisis isolates the causes of the crisis in Eastern Europe, charts the crisis resolution actions of major international institutions, and advances solutions in the region’s recovery phase. Specifically, Aslund examines the eruption and resolution of the crisis in the Baltics, Poland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Slovenia, Romania and Bulgaria. In addition to his focus on individual countries, he also considers the broader implications of the European crisis, and asks why the social and regulatory environment of central Europe enabled it to recover more easily.

The 'How To' Grants Manual: Successful Grantseeking Techniques for Obtaining Public and Private Grants


The ‘How To’ Grants Manual: Successful Grantseeking Techniques for Obtaining Public and Private Grants


$3.95


The fifth edition of this essential guide was created for both novice grantseekers who need instruction on how to begin the process, and seasoned grantseekers who want to learn new techniques to save time and increase success. Revisions and additions reflect the enormous changes and challenges that have occurred in the grants marketplace since the fourth edition was published in 1999. The exhibits and tables have been updated to reflect advances in technology and computer usage, and are available on a CD-ROM that accompanies the book. Over half of the book is new to enhance the reader’s ability to compete in the current grants marketplace–and to avoid the failure and wasted time of proposal rejection. Included are a historical perspective of the grants marketplace and insight on what to expect in the next few years. This edition also offers concepts that were not included in previous editions. These concepts arose from advances in technology and the growing desire of grantors to fund consortia that hold the promise of new and different interdisciplinary opportunities, while also providing for cost efficiency through the sharing of resources.

Private Truths, Public Lies: The Social Consequences of Preference Falsification


Private Truths, Public Lies: The Social Consequences of Preference Falsification


$42.5


Preference falsification, according to the economist Timur Kuran, is the act of misrepresenting one’s wants under perceived social pressures. It happens frequently in everyday life, such as when we tell the host of a dinner party that we are enjoying the food when we actually find it bland. In "Private Truths, Public Lies" Kuran argues convincingly that the phenomenon not only is ubiquitous but has huge social and political consequences. Drawing on diverse intellectual traditions, including those rooted in economics, psychology, sociology, and political science, Kuran provides a unified theory of how preference falsification shapes collective decisions, orients structural change, sustains social stability, distorts human knowledge, and conceals political possibilities. A common effect of preference falsification is the preservation of widely disliked structures. Another is the conferment of an aura of stability on structures vulnerable to sudden collapse. When the support of a policy, tradition, or regime is largely contrived, a minor event may activate a bandwagon that generates massive yet unanticipated change. In distorting public opinion, preference falsification also corrupts public discourse and, hence, human knowledge. So structures held in place by preference falsification may, if the condition lasts long enough, achieve increasingly genuine acceptance. The book demonstrates how human knowledge and social structures co-evolve in complex and imperfectly predictable ways, without any guarantee of social efficiency. "Private Truths, Public Lies" uses its theoretical argument to illuminate an array of puzzling social phenomena. They include the unexpected fall of communism, the paucity, until recently, of open opposition to affirmative action in the United States, and the durability of the beliefs that have sustained India’s caste system.

 Budd Wilkins at the show, and other verses. A collection of poems for readers both public and private


Budd Wilkins at the show, and other verses. A collection of poems for readers both public and private


$16.6


Samuel E. 1862-1942 Kiser,Paperback, English-language edition,Pub by Nabu Press

 Current Law 2000: v. 1: Statutes


Current Law 2000: v. 1: Statutes


$33.37


Used – The Current Law Statutes Service is a reference and updating service covering all public and private Legislation from bills to statutes. Information on the progress of Bills is given, as is a table of legislation not yet in force. Significant Acts are also selected for comment. Publication is monthly. Available with services A and D. Current Law Statutess bound volumes from 1986 onwards are also available separately.

 Current Law 2000: v. 1: Statutes


Current Law 2000: v. 1: Statutes


$15.13


Used – The Current Law Statutes Service is a reference and updating service covering all public and private Legislation from bills to statutes. Information on the progress of Bills is given, as is a table of legislation not yet in force. Significant Acts are also selected for comment. Publication is monthly. Available with services A and D. Current Law Statutess bound volumes from 1986 onwards are also available separately.

 Current Law 2000: v. 1: Statutes


Current Law 2000: v. 1: Statutes


$32


New – The Current Law Statutes Service is a reference and updating service covering all public and private Legislation from bills to statutes. Information on the progress of Bills is given, as is a table of legislation not yet in force. Significant Acts are also selected for comment. Publication is monthly. Available with services A and D. Current Law Statutess bound volumes from 1986 onwards are also available separately.

 Current Law 2000: v. 2: Statutes


Current Law 2000: v. 2: Statutes


$15.3


Used – The Current Law Statutes Service is a reference and updating service covering all public and private Legislation from bills to statutes. Information on the progress of Bills is given, as is a table of legislation not yet in force. Significant Acts are also selected for comment. Publication is monthly. Available with services A and D. Current Law Statutess bound volumes from 1986 onwards are also available separately.

 Current Law 2000: v. 2: Statutes


Current Law 2000: v. 2: Statutes


$35.27


Used – The Current Law Statutes Service is a reference and updating service covering all public and private Legislation from bills to statutes. Information on the progress of Bills is given, as is a table of legislation not yet in force. Significant Acts are also selected for comment. Publication is monthly. Available with services A and D. Current Law Statutess bound volumes from 1986 onwards are also available separately.

 Current Law Statutes 1998: v. 2


Current Law Statutes 1998: v. 2


$7.31


Used – Covers the public and private Legislation, from bills to statutes. This title includes information on the progress of bills, and a table of legislation. Significant Acts are also selected for comment. It is available with services A and D.

 Current Law Statutes 1998: v. 2


Current Law Statutes 1998: v. 2


$21.97


Used – Covers the public and private Legislation, from bills to statutes. This title includes information on the progress of bills, and a table of legislation. Significant Acts are also selected for comment. It is available with services A and D.

 Current Law Statutes 1998: v. 3


Current Law Statutes 1998: v. 3


$1.74


Used – Covers public and private Legislation, from bills to statutes. This book offers information on the progress of bills, and a table of legislation. Significant Acts are also selected for comment. It is available with services A and D.

 Current Law Statutes 1998: v. 3


Current Law Statutes 1998: v. 3


$12.85


Used – Covers public and private Legislation, from bills to statutes. This book offers information on the progress of bills, and a table of legislation. Significant Acts are also selected for comment. It is available with services A and D.

 Current Law Statutes 1999: v. 2


Current Law Statutes 1999: v. 2


$3.21


Used – Covers public and private Legislation, from bills to statutes. This book offers information on the progress of bills, and a table of legislation. Significant Acts are also selected for comment. It is available with services A and D.

 Current Law Statutes 1999: v. 2


Current Law Statutes 1999: v. 2


$15.38


Used – Covers public and private Legislation, from bills to statutes. This book offers information on the progress of bills, and a table of legislation. Significant Acts are also selected for comment. It is available with services A and D.

 Daily Telegraph Gardener's Guide to Britain 1997


Daily Telegraph Gardener’s Guide to Britain 1997


$9.39


New – The guide details, region-by-region, gardens throughout Britain that are regularly open to the public. All kinds of gardens are featured, from cottage gardens to great landscapes, both private and public. Full opening details are given, together with maps showing the locations.

 Daily Telegraph Gardener's Guide to Britain 1997


Daily Telegraph Gardener’s Guide to Britain 1997


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Used – The guide details, region-by-region, gardens throughout Britain that are regularly open to the public. All kinds of gardens are featured, from cottage gardens to great landscapes, both private and public. Full opening details are given, together with maps showing the locations.

 Daily Telegraph Gardener's Guide to Britain 1997


Daily Telegraph Gardener’s Guide to Britain 1997


$25.59


New – The guide details, region-by-region, gardens throughout Britain that are regularly open to the public. All kinds of gardens are featured, from cottage gardens to great landscapes, both private and public. Full opening details are given, together with maps showing the locations.

 Dirty Bomb Attack: Assessing New York City's Level of Preparedness from a First Responder's Perspective - RDD Threats, Terrorists, Nuclear Terrorism, Meters and Monitors, Sheltering in Place


Dirty Bomb Attack: Assessing New York City’s Level of Preparedness from a First Responder’s Perspective – RDD Threats, Terrorists, Nuclear Terrorism, Meters and Monitors, Sheltering in Place


$10.99


Past history and recent intelligence have shown that New York City (NYC), a critical node of the U.S. economy, is clearly in the terrorist’s crosshairs. In order to reduce the probability, lessen the risk, and minimize the consequences of a Radiological Dispersion Device (RDD), or “dirty bomb,” attack, NYC’s first responders must be adequately prepared for its seemingly inevitable occurrence. This particular type of attack on NYC has the potential to create immense panic and confusion on behalf of the general public. Adding to the complexity of the problem is the notion that, since 9/11, the expected actions taken by employees in NYC high-rise office buildings in response to shelter-in-place instructions can be extremely difficult to predict. Therefore, a proposed public awareness campaign and a shelter-in-place plan are two cost-effective and easily implemented terrorism preparedness programs that would build the confidence and increase the capability of the citizenry. Since an RDD incident would likely result in a major inter-agency emergency operation, the unification of command, control, and coordination among NYC’s first responder community is an essential element to its overall success. Hence, an informed and collaborative response by both public and private sector entities could potentially reduce casualties and save lives.CONTENTS * I. INTRODUCTION * A. PROBLEM STATEMENT * B. LITERATURE REVIEW * C. METHOD * II. THREATS * A. CURRENT TRENDS IN NYC TERRORISM * 1. Introduction * 2. Recent History * 3. Types of Terrorist Groups * 4. Types of Attacks of Greatest Concern * 5. Conclusion * III. VULNERABILITIES * A. THE INEVITABLE RDD ATTACK * 1. Introduction * 2. Risk-based Funding * 3. Nuclear Terrorism * 4. New York City’s Vulnerabilities * 5. Implications for the U.S. * 6. Conclusion * IV. PREVENTION AND RESPONSE * A. FIRST RESPONDER APPLICATION OF RADIATION DETECTION TECHNOLOGY * 1. Introduction * 2. Personal Radiation Detectors * 3. Hand-Held Survey Meters * 4.

 Dirty Bomb Attack: Assessing New York City's Level of Preparedness from a First Responder's Perspective - RDD Threats, Terrorists, Nuclear Terrorism, Meters and Monitors, Sheltering in Place


Dirty Bomb Attack: Assessing New York City’s Level of Preparedness from a First Responder’s Perspective – RDD Threats, Terrorists, Nuclear Terrorism, Meters and Monitors, Sheltering in Place


$9.99


Past history and recent intelligence have shown that New York City (NYC), a critical node of the U.S. economy, is clearly in the terrorist’s crosshairs. In order to reduce the probability, lessen the risk, and minimize the consequences of a Radiological Dispersion Device (RDD), or “dirty bomb,” attack, NYC’s first responders must be adequately prepared for its seemingly inevitable occurrence. This particular type of attack on NYC has the potential to create immense panic and confusion on behalf of the general public. Adding to the complexity of the problem is the notion that, since 9/11, the expected actions taken by employees in NYC high-rise office buildings in response to shelter-in-place instructions can be extremely difficult to predict. Therefore, a proposed public awareness campaign and a shelter-in-place plan are two cost-effective and easily implemented terrorism preparedness programs that would build the confidence and increase the capability of the citizenry. Since an RDD incident would likely result in a major inter-agency emergency operation, the unification of command, control, and coordination among NYC’s first responder community is an essential element to its overall success. Hence, an informed and collaborative response by both public and private sector entities could potentially reduce casualties and save lives.CONTENTS * I. INTRODUCTION * A. PROBLEM STATEMENT * B. LITERATURE REVIEW * C. METHOD * II. THREATS * A. CURRENT TRENDS IN NYC TERRORISM * 1. Introduction * 2. Recent History * 3. Types of Terrorist Groups * 4. Types of Attacks of Greatest Concern * 5. Conclusion * III. VULNERABILITIES * A. THE INEVITABLE RDD ATTACK * 1. Introduction * 2. Risk-based Funding * 3. Nuclear Terrorism * 4. New York City’s Vulnerabilities * 5. Implications for the U.S. * 6. Conclusion * IV. PREVENTION AND RESPONSE * A. FIRST RESPONDER APPLICATION OF RADIATION DETECTION TECHNOLOGY * 1. Introduction * 2. Personal Radiation Detectors * 3. Hand-Held Survey Meters * 4.

 Evolutionary Psychology, Public Policy and Personal Decisions


Evolutionary Psychology, Public Policy and Personal Decisions


$47.5


During the last 15 years, human sociobiology has metamorphosed into evolutionary psychology. It is concerned with the social problems and stresses hominid and primate ancestors encountered, the psychological mechanisms natural selection shaped to deal with these stresses, and the way those ancient mechanisms work now. Evolutionary psychologists are making great progress in expanding the understanding of human nature, however, this knowledge has had little impact on policymakers and legislators. Supreme Court justices and managers seldom consult evolutionary psychologists to help with their deliberations. When faced with private decisions few individuals ask themselves how a Darwinian perspective might help them. This volume’s aim is to start the process of using theory and findings of evolutionary psychology to help make the world a better place to live. This book takes evolutionary psychology explicitly into applied areas in a way no other book has. It includes a reasonable scope of applications from pornography to psychopaths and from morality to sex differences in the workplace. An applications section provides concrete ideas for dealing with social and policy issues, including chapters on women in the workplace, rape, and child support. Providing good coverage of basic issues and theory of the field, this book gives lay people and law/policymakers appropriate background to fully understand the applications chapters. Part II provides information on basic psychological mechanisms for group living–including chapters on emotions, reciprocity and legal reasoning, and self deception–that impact on how well public policy and law function. The material in the first two sections providean intellectual basis for the chapters in the third part of the book which deals with the application of evolutionary psychology to a variety of substantive areas related to public policy and personal decisions. A political scientist concludes the book with a commentary on evolutionary

 Good to Great and the Social Sectors: A Monograph to Accompany Good to Great


Good to Great and the Social Sectors: A Monograph to Accompany Good to Great


$19.6


New – We must reject the idea – well-intentioned, but dead wrong – that the primary path to greatness in the social sectors is to become “more like a business”.’ So begins this astonishingly blunt and timely manifesto by leading business thinker Jim Collins. Rejecting the belief, common among politicians, that all would be well in society if only the public sector operated more like the private sector, he sets out a radically new approach to creating successful hospitals, police forces, universi

 Good to Great and the Social Sectors: A Monograph to Accompany Good to Great


Good to Great and the Social Sectors: A Monograph to Accompany Good to Great


$25.83


Used – We must reject the idea – well-intentioned, but dead wrong – that the primary path to greatness in the social sectors is to become “more like a business”.’ So begins this astonishingly blunt and timely manifesto by leading business thinker Jim Collins. Rejecting the belief, common among politicians, that all would be well in society if only the public sector operated more like the private sector, he sets out a radically new approach to creating successful hospitals, police forces, univers
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