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Think Tank Traditions

Think Tank Traditions
Author : Diane Stone,Andrew Denham
Publisher : Manchester University Press
Release Date : 2004-06-19
Category : Political Science
Total pages :322
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Think tank traditions is a follow up to the critically acclaimed monograph Think Tanks across Nations (Manchester University Press, 1998), edited by the same authors, which was widely acknowledged as a ground-breaking work in the comparative study of think tanks. The book looks at the historical role and contemporary significance of think tanks in the West, including Europe, the United States and Canada, as well as considering their activities in China, Eastern Europe and Argentina. In so doing, the book provides a broad-based and in-depth analysis of the role of think tanks in the processes of economic liberalization and democratization.

Comparative Think Tanks, Politics and Public Policy

Comparative Think Tanks, Politics and Public Policy
Author : James G. McGann,Erik C. Johnson
Publisher : Edward Elgar Publishing
Release Date : 2005-01-01
Category : Political Science
Total pages :288
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Análise comparativa sobre política, sistema político, democracia, número de partidos, natureza da sociedade civil, política econômica, cultura filantrópica, liberdade de imprensa, renda, número de universidades nos seguintes países Estados Unidos, Canadá, Costa do Marfim, México, Brasil, Venezuela, Alemanha, Hungria, Rússia, Israel, Egito, Iran, Angola, África do Sul, Vietnam, China, Paquistão, Índia, Austrália e Japão.

Do Think Tanks Matter?

Do Think Tanks Matter?
Author : Donald E. Abelson
Publisher : McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
Release Date : 2002
Category : Political Science
Total pages :251
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Everyone assumes that think tanks carry enormous weight with lawmakers; this study traces the evolution of think tanks and examines how and under what conditions they can and have made an impact.

The Role of Think Tanks in U.s. Foreign Policy

The Role of Think Tanks in U.s. Foreign Policy
Author : Anonim
Publisher : DIANE Publishing
Release Date : 2021
Category :
Total pages :129
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Think Tanks and Civil Societies

Think Tanks and Civil Societies
Author : JAMES G EDITOR MCGANN,Robert Kent Weaver
Publisher : Transaction Publishers
Release Date : 2002-01-01
Category : Political Science
Total pages :617
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Government and individual policymakers throughout the developed and developing world face the common problem of bringing expert knowledge to bear in government decision making. Policymakers need understandable, reliable, accessible, and useful information about the societies they govern. They also need to know how current policies are working, as well as possible alternatives and their likely costs and consequences. This expanding need has fostered the growth of independent public policy research organizations, commonly known as think tanks. Think Tanks and Civil Societies analyzes their growth, scope, and constraints, while providing institutional profiles of such organizations in every region of the world. Beginning with North America, contributors analyze think tank development past and future, consider their relationship to the general political culture, and provide detailed looks at such examples as the Heritage Foundation and the Institute for Research on Public Policy. A historical and subregional overview of think tanks throughout Europe notes the emphasis on European Union issues and points to a dramatic rise in the number and influence of free market institutes across the continent. Think tanks in Germany, Spain, and France are profiled with respect to national politics and cultures. Advanced industrial nations of northern Asia are compared and contrasted, revealing a greater need for independent policy voices. Moving to countries undergoing economic transition, contributors deal with challenges posed in Russia and the former Soviet bloc and their think tanks' search for influence, independence, and sustainability. Other chapters deal with the developing countries of Africa, Asia, the Middle East, and Latin America, finding that the number, quality, and independence of think tanks is largely determined by the degree of democracy in individual nations.

The Stop & Think Parenting Book

The Stop & Think Parenting Book
Author : Dr. Howie Knoff
Publisher : Project ACHIEVE Press
Release Date : 2005
Category : Education
Total pages :163
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The "Stop and Think Parenting Book: A Guide to Children's Good Behavior" is based on the nationally-acclaimed and evidence-based Stop & Think Social Skills Program. Accompanied by its 75 minute demonstration DVD, this program teaches parents how to teach their children the interpersonal, problem solving, and conflict resolution skills that will help them succeed in all settings. Focusing on the preschool to late elementary school age span, the Stop & Think Parenting Book helps teach children over 20 important behavioral skills%u2014Listening, Following Directions, How to Interrupt, Accepting Consequences and Apologizing, Dealing with Teasing, How to Handle Peer Pressure%u2014and how to use them in real life. The Demonstration DVD has nine segments showing real parents with their own children using a number of critical Stop & Think social skills for common home situations%u2014turning off the TV to do homework, dealing with losing, sibling rivalry, going to bed at night, interrupting when you are on the phone. These segments are completely connected to the Parenting Book (icons in the book tell parents when to watch specific segments), and they include important teaching tips, parent interviews, suggestion to help your child to %u201CMake a Good Choice.%u201D Complete with a sample teaching Calendar, Social Skill Cue Cards, easy to follow Parenting Points, and other important resources, The Stop and Think Parenting Book: A Guide to Children's Good Behavior has been successfully used in homes across the country. It also has been used by counselors, social workers, and psychologists as they lead parenting classes in school, agency, and private practice settings.

Teaching Children to Think

Teaching Children to Think
Author : Robert Fisher
Publisher : Nelson Thornes
Release Date : 2005
Category : Education
Total pages :248
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This book describes and analyzes programs and approaches to the teaching of thinking from all around the world, providing ideas for teachers to use in their own classrooms. With new summaries for each chapter, this new updated version includes more practical ideas to start the day thinking. Teaching Children to Think features more on emotional intelligence, cognitive acceleration, and the use of ICT in teaching thinking; while also providing more on assessment, new resources, and weblinks.

Statistics for People who (think They) Hate Statistics

Statistics for People who (think They) Hate Statistics
Author : Neil J. Salkind
Publisher : SAGE
Release Date : 2009
Category : Social Science
Total pages :399
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The bestselling text Statistics for People Who (Think They) Hate Statistics is the basis for this completely adapted Excel version. Author Neil J. Salkind presents an often intimidating and difficult subject in a way that is informative, personable, and clear. Researchers and students who find themselves uncomfortable with the analysis portion of their work will appreciate this book’s unhurried pace and thorough, friendly presentation. Salkind begins the Excel version with a complete introduction to the software, and shows the students how to install the Excel Analysis ToolPak option (free) to earn access to a host of new and very useful analytical techniques. He then walks students through various statistical procedures, beginning with correlations and graphical representation of data and ending with inferential techniques and analysis of variance. Pedagogical features include sidebars offering additional technical information about the topic and set-off points that reinforce major themes. Finally, questions to chapter exercises, a complete glossary, and extensive Excel functionality are located at the back of the book.

How We Think

How We Think
Author : John Dewey
Publisher : Cosimo, Inc.
Release Date : 2008-01-01
Category : Education
Total pages :236
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First published in 1910, How We Think is one of John Dewey's many works on the philosophy of education. His aim in this volume, as he states simply, is to show that a child's natural method for perceiving the world is very similar to an adult's sophisticated application of the scientific method. Dewey brings his readers through an exploration of the concept of thought, reflective thought, fancy, and the fluid way in which the methods of thinking blend with one another. He further discusses the importance of training the mind to achieve better results when reflective thought is employed. Anyone with an interest in education and philosophy will find this an accessible and instructive manual. American educator and philosopher JOHN DEWEY (1859-1952) helped found the American Association of University Professors. He served as professor of philosophy at Columbia University from 1904 to 1930 and authored numerous books, including The School and Society (1899), Experience and Nature (1925), Experience and Education (1938), and Freedom and Culture (1939).

Think Like a Guy

Think Like a Guy
Author : Giuliana Depandi
Publisher : St. Martin's Griffin
Release Date : 2006-06-27
Category : Family & Relationships
Total pages :192
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How are you going to snag one if you don't know how to....Think Like a Guy? E! News anchor Giuliana DePandi knows that if you want a little piece of his heart, you're going to have to learn to get into his head--and she shares her knowledge as an on-the-town dater in L.A. into this funny but oh-so-practical and effective volume. DePandi knows what it's like "out there", and has done extensive field work to learn what turns guys off...and on. Here's a pop quiz: Should you ...mention your mom on a first date? ...cook a guy breakfast after your first sleepover at his place? ...pick at your food when he takes you to dinner? ...tell him how many lovers you've had before he came along? ...leave him long voicemails if you can't reach him on the phone? The resounding answer to all the questions above, according to DePandi, is: NO! You should, in fact, be busy and breezy, offer to pay for dinner, leave short voicemails (and none at all if you don't have anything concrete to say), stay well-dressed and -groomed, and make your guy feel like he's the first to introduce you to anything kinky in bed. Think Like a Guy is a hard-headed practical book for women who acknowledge that men and women simply think differently.

How the Body Shapes the Way We Think

How the Body Shapes the Way We Think
Author : Rolf Pfeifer,Josh Bongard
Publisher : MIT Press
Release Date : 2006-10-27
Category : Computers
Total pages :418
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An exploration of embodied intelligence and its implications points toward a theory of intelligence in general; with case studies of intelligent systems in ubiquitous computing, business and management, human memory, and robotics. How could the body influence our thinking when it seems obvious that the brain controls the body? In How the Body Shapes the Way We Think, Rolf Pfeifer and Josh Bongard demonstrate that thought is not independent of the body but is tightly constrained, and at the same time enabled, by it. They argue that the kinds of thoughts we are capable of have their foundation in our embodiment—in our morphology and the material properties of our bodies. This crucial notion of embodiment underlies fundamental changes in the field of artificial intelligence over the past two decades, and Pfeifer and Bongard use the basic methodology of artificial intelligence—"understanding by building"—to describe their insights. If we understand how to design and build intelligent systems, they reason, we will better understand intelligence in general. In accessible, nontechnical language, and using many examples, they introduce the basic concepts by building on recent developments in robotics, biology, neuroscience, and psychology to outline a possible theory of intelligence. They illustrate applications of such a theory in ubiquitous computing, business and management, and the psychology of human memory. Embodied intelligence, as described by Pfeifer and Bongard, has important implications for our understanding of both natural and artificial intelligence.

Ideas and Think Tanks in Contemporary Britain

Ideas and Think Tanks in Contemporary Britain
Author : Michael David Kandiah,Anthony Seldon
Publisher : Routledge
Release Date : 2014-01-14
Category : Political Science
Total pages :216
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This study looks at the influence of ideas and think tanks in Britain, contemplating how ideas have shaped politics and society. The purveyors of ideas for change - the think tanks - are examined, and academics and participants vieww are recorded in a number of interviews.

A Better Way to Think About Business

A Better Way to Think About Business
Author : Robert C. Solomon
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Release Date : 1999-05-20
Category : Business & Economics
Total pages :176
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Is business ethics a contradiction in terms? Absolutely not, says Robert Solomon. In fact, he maintains that sound ethics is a necessary precondition of any long-term business enterprise, and that excellence in business must exist on the foundation of values that most of us hold dear. Drawing on twenty years of experience consulting with major corporations on ethics, Solomon clarifies the difficult ethical choices all people in business face. He uses an "Aristotelian" approach to remind readers that a corporation--like an individual--is embedded in a community, and that corporate values such as fairness and honesty are meaningless until transformed into action. Without a base of shared values, trust and mutual benefits, today's national and international business world would fall apart. In keeping with his conviction that virtue and profit must thrive together, Solomon both examines the ways in which deficient values actually destroy businesses, and debunks the pervasive myths that encourage unethical business practices. Complete with a working catalog of virtues designed to illustrate the importance of integrity in any business situation, this compelling handbook contains a gold mine of wisdom for either the small business manager or the corporate executive struggling with ethical issues.

Chinese Foreign Policy Think Tanks and China's Policy Towards Japan

Chinese Foreign Policy Think Tanks and China's Policy Towards Japan
Author : Xuanli Liao
Publisher : Chinese University Press
Release Date : 2006
Category : Business & Economics
Total pages :371
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Examines Chinese foreign policy think tanks and their influence in China's foreign policy towards Japan between the late 1970s and late 1990s. Through case-studies, this book demonstrates a growing pluralistic trend in post-Mao China's foreign policy-making process.

Can Asians Think?

Can Asians Think?
Author : Kishore Mahbubani
Publisher : Marshall Cavendish
Release Date : 2004
Category : Asia
Total pages :264
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