Author: R.R. Bowker Company
Release Date: 2003-09
Genre: American literature
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Local Government and Strategic Choice, Second Edition is the result of a study of policy-formation in the City Council of Coventry during a four-year period. This edition is a reappraisal of the earlier edition, with an emphasis on ""connective planning."" Part I describes the planning strategies made in an urban setting. This part explains the City and the City Council, organization of the local authority, decision-making mechanisms, developmental planning including land use, school system planning, and cross-departmental planning. Part II is a study of city planning as a process of strategic choice that has been altered in many different ways depending on the purpose. This part also discusses the problems encountered in the planning process such as the existence of organization boundaries in the government sector. Part III deals with a fictional case that relates the uncertainties and political realities of decision-making in an urban setting. The case studies cover land allocation and development, tax, and traffic issues. Part IV discusses organizational challenge and also touches in some way on the future organizational structure of local governments. This text then explains the need for ""connective planning"" of how individuals build flexible networks among decision-making agencies to serve the various interests of both the private and government sectors. This book is suitable for sociologists, city administrators and officials, local government officials, heads of government agencies, and heads of planning and engineering departments of local government units.
Author: Michal Palgi
Publisher: Transaction Publishers
Release Date: 2014-01-31
Genre: Social Science
One Hundred Years of Kibbutz Life shows that the kibbutz thrives and describes changes that have occurred within Israel’s kibbutz community. The kibbutz population has increased in terms of demography and capital, a point frequently overlooked in debates regarding viability. Like the kibbutz founders who established a society grounded in certain principles and meeting certain goals, kibbutz newcomers seek to build an idealistic society with specific social and economic arrangements. The years 1909-2009 marked a century of kibbutz life—one hundred years of achievements, challenges, and creative changes. The impact of kibbutzim on Israeli society has been substantial but is now waning. While kibbutzim have become less relevant in Israeli policy and politics, they are increasingly engaged in questions of environmentalism, education, and profitable industries. Contributors discuss the hopes, goals, frustrations, and disappointments of the kibbutz movement. They also examine reform efforts intended to revitalize the institution and reinforce fading kibbutz ideals. Such solutions are not always popular among kibbutz members, but they demonstrate that the kibbutz is an adaptive and flexible social organization. The various studies presented in this book clarify the dynamism of the kibbutz institution and raises questions about the ways in which residential arrangements throughout the world manage change.
Toy Tractors Rob Wagner & Vincent Manocchi High-tech die-cast toys, old lead toys, pressed tin toys... theyre all here in fabulous color! Filled with vintage cast-iron examples, rubber and plastic toys, new and old die-cast tractors and implements, related collectibles, plus a price guide. Also discusses the art of toy repair and restoration. Sftbd., 8 1/4x 9, 96 pgs., 8 color ill.
Author: Keith Oltrogge
Publisher: Motorbooks International
Release Date: 1999
Every tractor manufactured by this often innovative Canadian company from 1917 through 1960 is covered in this pocket-size compendium of specifications and ratings. The listings, accompanied by a selection of archival photographs illustrating the tractors, include Nebraska Tractor Test results and all the vital facts and figures an owner or prospective buyer needs: serial numbers, dates of manufacture, known options, original prices height and length, horsepower, bore, stroke, and more. And the bandy trim size makes it an ideal take-along reference for auctions and sales.
Author: David B. Burrell, C.S.C.
Publisher: University of Notre Dame Pess
Release Date: 1992-01-31
In Knowing the Unknowable God, David Burrell traces the intellectual intermingling of Muslim, Jewish, and Christian traditions that made possible the medieval synthesis that served as the basis for Western theology. He shows how Aquinas's study of the Muslim philosopher Ibn-Sina and the Jewish thinker Moses Maimonides affected the disciplined use of language when speaking of divinity and influenced his doctrine of God.
Author: J. Farnworth
Publisher: Diamond Farm Book Publications
Release Date: 1997-01
Genre: Technology & Engineering
This is the first volume of a two-volume set, offering a comprehensive review of the range of products manufactured or marketed by Massey-Ferguson and its predecessor companies from 1847. This volume includes a survey of agricultural trctors, a chronology of the company, and other data.
Author: Robert N. Pripps
Publisher: Voyageur Press (MN)
Release Date: 2001
The Big Book of Farm Tractors is the first large-format volume to chronicle the entire timeline of American farm tractors, from the steam power of the 1850s to the current offerings from New Holland, AGCO, John Deere, Caterpillar, and more. Detailed descriptions of tractors especially significant to the period, short essays on events defining the times, personal vignettes, collectibles, sales memorabilia, ads from old farm magazines, and old black & white photos of farm scenes make this a complete look at one of America’s greatest innovations. Whether you’re someone who has farmed, or someone simply with a love of the land, this book will give you a new perspective on the enormous influence of the tractor upon the American farm and culture.
Author: Elizabeth Dauphinee
Release Date: 2013-02-11
Genre: Political Science
"The most thought-provoking and refreshing work on Bosnia and the former Yugoslavia in a long time.It is certainly an immense contribution to the broadening schools within international relations." Times Higher Education (THE). Written in both autoethnographical and narrative form, The Politics of Exile offers unique insight into the complex encounter of researcher with research subject in the context of the Bosnian War and its aftermath. Exploring themes of personal and civilizational guilt, of displaced and fractured identity, of secrets and subterfuge, of love and alienation, of moral choice and the impossibility of ethics, this work challenges us to recognise pure narrative as an accepted form of writing in international relations. The author brings theory to life and gives corporeal reality to a wide range of concepts in international relations, including an exploration of the ways in which young academics are initiated into a culture where the volume of research production is more valuable than its content, and where success is marked not by intellectual innovation, but by conformity to theoretical expectations in research and teaching. This engaging work will be essential reading for all students and scholars of international relations and global politics.
Author: Giora Z. Feuerstein
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Release Date: 2003-08-25
This book focuses on immune and inflammatory processes that are more specifically and and directly associated with cardiac pathological conditions such as: Ischemia; reperfusion injury; heart failure; and cardiac remodeling. These elements have been presented in various perspectives that address the continuum of the inflammatory reaction to all stages of cardiac pathology.