Download Think Tanks, Public Policy, and the Politics of Expertise by Andrew Rich PDF

By Andrew Rich

Imagine tanks are nonprofit coverage examine agencies that supply research and services to persuade policymakers. From the Nineteen Seventies their quantity exploded within the U.S. and their proliferation represented a wish that lawmaking could turn into higher trained and more suitable because of those professional contributions. as an alternative, as this booklet records, the identified ideologies of many, specifically the more recent, imagine tanks presently give a contribution to an atmosphere during which they range little from advocacy companies, selling issues of view and preordained coverage prescriptions. therefore, they fail to accomplish wanted effect and undermine their credibility.

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Download Medea's Chorus: Myth and Women's Poetry Since 1950 (Studies by Veronia House PDF

By Veronia House

Women’s mythic revision is a practice on the center of twentieth-century literature. Medea’s refrain explores post-WWII women’s poetry that takes Greek mythology as its primary topos. The e-book investigates 5 of the main influential poets writing within the 20th century (H.D., Sylvia Plath, Adrienne wealthy, Margaret Atwood, Eavan Boland) who problem either the traditional literary representations of girls and the excessive modernist appropriations of the classics. of their poetry and prose, the ladies interact with cultural discourses approximately literary authority, gender, oppression, violence, and age. but even whereas the poets remodel sure features of the Greek myths that they locate troubling, they see the inherent energy within the tales and use that energy for private and social revelation. simply because myths exist in a number of models, historic writers didn't create from scratch; their inventive contribution lay in how they replaced the tales. glossy girl poets are conducting a a number of millennia-old culture of mythic revision, a convention that has ruthlessly posited that there's no position for ladies within the production and transmission of mythological poetry. Medea’s refrain tracks mythic revision from the Fifties in the course of the second-wave feminist move and into turn-of-the-century feminism to focus on person achievements and to teach the collective impression of the poets’ hugely various works on post-WWII literature and feminist concept and perform. This enticing and wonderfully written ebook is a must-read for any pupil, instructor, or student of the Classical culture, revisionist mythmaking, and twentieth-century poetry.

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Download Power Sharing: Language, Rank, Gender and Social Space in by Elizabeth Keating PDF

By Elizabeth Keating

What permits definite contributors and teams to keep up keep watch over over the activities and lives of others? Linguistic anthropologist Elizabeth Keating went to the island of Pohnpei, in Micronesia, and studied how humans use language and different semiotic codes to breed and manage prestige modifications. the result's this within view of ways language works to create energy and social inequality. This publication demanding situations commonly held theories at the nature of social stratification, together with women's roles in growing hierarchy.

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Download Cooperative Models in International Relations Research by Michael D. Intriligator, Urs Luterbacher PDF

By Michael D. Intriligator, Urs Luterbacher

Cooperative types in diplomacy Michael D. Intriligator and Urs Luterbacher Cooperation difficulties in diplomacy study were asso­ ciated with a number of ways. online game theoretical and rational-choice views were used broadly to investigate overseas clash at a bilateral two-actor point. difficulties of deterrence and clash escalation and deterrence retaining and clash dilemma-solving techniques were studied with a range ofgame theoretical constructs. those variety from ­ by-two video games in general shape (Axelrod, 1984) to sequential video games. it's obvi­ ous that the research of conflict-solving ideas and metastrategies bargains implicitly and a few occasions explicitly with cooperation. ! The emphasis on cooperation-promoting recommendations performs hence a major position inside of rational-choice research of two-actor difficulties. besides the fact that, difficulties ofinternational cooperation have additionally been culture­ best friend linked to literary and qualitative methods. this can be very true for stories conducted at a multilateral or systemic point ofanalysis. The organization among cooperation difficulties on the overseas point and the learn of foreign agencies inspired by way of the foreign criminal culture have definitely contributed to this situation. the idea that of overseas regime ofcooperation (Krasner, 1983), which derives itselffrom criminal reviews, has been built completely in the context of this literary 1 2 COOPERATIVE types IN diplomacy learn perception. besides the fact that, as such reports developed, quite a few authors tended to exploit extra formal constructs to justify their conclusions and to refine their analy­ ses.

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