Paths to Making a Difference

Author: Mark A. Abramson
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
ISBN: 144222388X
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To understand the challenges of political leadership and how top executives succeed in accomplishing an administration's objectives, business in government experts Paul R. Lawrence and Mark A. Abramson present the findings of a two year's study of top political appointees in the Obama administration.

What Government Does

Author: Mark A. Abramson
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1442232447
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In this book, Paul Lawrence and Mark Abramson build on their extensive interviews with 42 Obama Administration political executives over the past four years. Political executives from numerous federal agencies were interviewed about the challenge of managing in government and the activities undertaken by their agencies.

Development Centre Seminars Different Paths to a Market Economy China and European Economies in Transition

Author: Centre d’Etudes Prospectives et d’Informations Internationales
Publisher: OECD Publishing
ISBN: 9264163018
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The similarities and differences between the transition experiences of the Central European countries and the People's Republic of China are often, wrongly, taken as alternative approaches to the same problem. In reality, there is great complexity ...

A Path Appears

Author: Nicholas D. Kristof
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0345805100
Format: PDF
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"From the authors of the #1 New York Times best-selling Half the Sky, a unique and essential narrative about making a difference in the world--a roadmap to becoming a conscientious global citizen. Equal in urgency and compassion to Half the Sky, this galvanizing new book from the acclaimed husband and wife team is even more ambitious in scale: nothing less than a deep examination of people who are making the world a better place, and the myriad ways we can support them, whether with a donation of five dollars or five million, an inkling to help or a useful skill to deploy. With scrupulous research and on-the-ground reporting, the authors assay the art and science of giving--determining the current most successful local and global aid initiatives (on issues from education to inner-city violence to disease prevention), evaluating the efficiency and impact of specific approaches and charities, as well as fundraising. Most compellingly, perhaps, they show us how particular people have made a difference, and offer practical advice on how best each of us can give and what we can personally derive from doing so"--

Unbroken Government

Author: Wendy N. Whitman Cobb
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137352523
Format: PDF, ePub
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Unbroken Government demonstrates how institutional and electoral characteristics present since the writing of the Constitution influence policy development. Utilizing policy areas as diverse as human spaceflight, clean air, homeland security, and foreign policy, this work shows how these patterns manifest themselves in the policymaking process.

The Future of Nursing

Author: Institute of Medicine
Publisher: National Academies Press
ISBN: 0309208955
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The Future of Nursing explores how nurses' roles, responsibilities, and education should change significantly to meet the increased demand for care that will be created by health care reform and to advance improvements in America's increasingly complex health system. At more than 3 million in number, nurses make up the single largest segment of the health care work force. They also spend the greatest amount of time in delivering patient care as a profession. Nurses therefore have valuable insights and unique abilities to contribute as partners with other health care professionals in improving the quality and safety of care as envisioned in the Affordable Care Act (ACA) enacted this year. Nurses should be fully engaged with other health professionals and assume leadership roles in redesigning care in the United States. To ensure its members are well-prepared, the profession should institute residency training for nurses, increase the percentage of nurses who attain a bachelor's degree to 80 percent by 2020, and double the number who pursue doctorates. Furthermore, regulatory and institutional obstacles -- including limits on nurses' scope of practice -- should be removed so that the health system can reap the full benefit of nurses' training, skills, and knowledge in patient care. In this book, the Institute of Medicine makes recommendations for an action-oriented blueprint for the future of nursing.

Growth Challenges and Government Policies in Armenia

Author: Lev M. Freinkman
Publisher: World Bank Publications
ISBN: 9780821350898
Format: PDF
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Este informe revisa las tendencias del crecimiento en Armenia para el periodo 1994-2000, presenta debilidades importantes de los patrones existentes del desarrollo, y sugiere el diseno de politicas para acelerar la reestructuracion de empresas, atraer la inversion, y promover la creacion de nuevos negocios en corto plazo.