Tim Kane analyzes the strengths and weaknesses of the US armed forces leadership culture and personnel management. He proposes a blueprint for reform that empowers troops as well as local commanders. Kane's proposals extend the All-Volunteer Force reforms of 1973 further along the spectrum of volunteerism, emphasize greater individual agency during all stages of a US military career, and restore diversity among the services. The Leader/Talent Matrix-an analytic framework Kane develops in the book-offers a multidimensional view of an organization's personnel practices. A survey of hundreds of veterans and active-duty troops reveals world-class strengths in the US armed forces leadership culture but a wide array of weaknesses in talent management. The Total Volunteer Force returns autonomy to the army, navy, air force, and Marine Corps. Kane offers an array of reforms to improve performance evaluations, create a talent market for job-matching, and revolutionize compensation to better reward merit and skill. (source: Nielsen Book Data)
Toen de Eerste Wereldoorlog uitbrak, werden België en Rusland eensklaps militaire bondgenoten. De Russische propaganda noemde België het 'Land der Helden' en vond dat Rusland een voorbeeld moest nemen aan de kleine, dappere natie. In werkelijkheid was België de speelbal van de strijdende partijen. Om België in de pas te laten lopen, zond Rusland kapitein Andrej Prezjbjano naar het Belgische hoofdkwartier. Vier jaar lang was de man getuige van de gebeurtenissen aan het Belgische front en probeerde hij zijn stempel te drukken op de Belgisch-Russische relaties, ook ten tijde van de woelige Septemberrevolutie in 1917. 'Voor vorst, voor vrijheid en voor recht' vertelt het verhaal van de Belgisch-Russische oorlogsidylle aan de hand van Prezjbjano's fascinerende memoires. Het boek ontkracht enkele hardnekkige mythes over de Belgisch-Russische relaties tijdens de Eerste Wereldoorlog.
Stanford, California : Hoover Institution Press, 2016.
Book — xxxv, 60 pages ; 18 cm.
In late 1921, then secretary of commerce Herbert Hoover decided to distill from his experiences a coherent understanding of the American experiment he cherished. The result was the 1922 book American Individualism. In it, Hoover expounded and vigorously defended what has come to be called American exceptionalism: the set of beliefs and values that still makes America unique. He argued that America can make steady, sure progress if we preserve our individualism, preserve and stimulate the initiative of our people, insist on and maintain the safeguards to equality of opportunity, and honor service as a part of our national character. American Individualism asserts that equal opportunity for individuals to develop their abilities is "the sole source of progress" and the fundamental impulse behind American civilization for three-now four-centuries. More than ninety years have passed since this book was first published; it is clear, in retrospect, that the volume was partly motivated by the political controversies of the time. But American Individualism is not simply a product of a dim and receding past. To a considerable degree the ideological battles of Hoover's era are the battles of our own, and the interpretations we make of our past-particularly the years between 1921 and 1933-will mold our perspective on the crises of the present. (source: Nielsen Book Data)
В первых семи разделах воспроизводятся результаты исследовании материальных, социальных, политических и духовных проблем жизнедеятельности взрослого населения Донецкого региона в период с марта 1994 года по март 2016 года. В восьмой раздел включены аналитические эссе, интервью и комментарии, в девятом - представкэбы статьи, опубликованные в научных изданиях. Книга адресована социологам, политологам, историкам, журналистам, политикам и всем, кто интересуется динамикой социально-политических процессов Донбасса в новейшее время.
Были и жили : история России XX века глазами школьников : сборник работ лауреатов Всероссийского конкурса исторических исследовательских работ старшеклассников "Человек в истории Россия--XX век" 2016 года
Moskva : Memorial, 2016. Москва : Мемориал, 2016.
Book — 409 pages : illustrations (some color), portraits, facsimiles ; 21 cm.
Stanford, California : Hoover Institution Press, 2016.
Book — xviii, 326 pages : illustrations, charts ; 23 cm.
How can central banks deliver credible commitment and be "emergency institutions?" / Paul Tucker
Policy rule legislation in practice / David H. Papell, Alex Nikolsko-Rzhevskyy and Ruxandra Prodan
Goals versus rules as Central Bank performance measures / Carl E. Walsh
Institutional design : deliberations, decisions, and committee dynamics / Kevin M. Warsh
Some historical reflections on the governance of the Federal Reserve / Michael D. Bordo
Panel on independence, accountability, and transparency in central bank governance / Charles I. Plosser, George P. Shultz, and John C. Williams.
A central bank needs authority and a sphere of independent action. But a central bank cannot become an unelected Czar with sweeping, unaccountable discretionary power. How can we balance the central bank's authority and independence with needed accountability and constraints? Drawn from a 2015 Hoover Institution conference, this book features distinguished scholars and policy makers' discussing this and other key questions about the Fed. Going beyond the widely talked about decision of whether to raise interest rates, they focus on a deeper set of questions, including, among others, How should the Fed make decisions? How should the Fed govern its internal decision-making processes? What is the trade-off between greater Fed power and less Fed independence? And how should Congress, from which the Fed ultimately receives its authority, oversee the Fed? The contributors discuss whether central banks can both follow rule-based policy in normal times but then implement a discretionary do-what-it-takes approach to stopping financial crises. They evaluate legislation, recently proposed in the US House and Senate, that would require the Fed to describe its monetary policy rule and, if and when it changed or deviated from its rule, explain the reasons. And they discuss to best ways to structure a committee-like the Federal Open Market Committee, which sets interest rates-to make good decisions, as well as offer historical reflections on the governance of the Fed and much more. (source: Nielsen Book Data)
Energy efficiency and aggregate energy intensity in the United States :
Energy efficiency benefits : environment and security
Amplifying energy efficiency
Policy lessons from the past forty years.
The entire world, especially the United States, is in the midst of an energy revolution. Since the oil embargo of 1973, individuals, corporations, and other organizations have found ways to economically reduce energy use. In this book, Jim Sweeney examines the energy policies and practices of the past forty years and their impact on three crucial systems: the economy, the environment, and national security. He shows how energy-efficiency contributions to the country's overall energy situation have been more powerful than all the increases in the domestic production of oil, gas, coal, geothermal energy, nuclear power, solar power, wind power, and biofuels. The author details the impact of new and improved energy-efficient technologies, the environmental and national security benefits of energy efficiency, ways to amplify energy efficiency, and more. Energy Efficiency: Building a Clean, Secure Economy reveals how the careful nurturing of private- and public-sector energy efficiency-along with public awareness, appropriate pricing, appropriate policies--and increased research and development, the trends of decreasing energy intensity and increasing energy efficiency can be beneficially accelerated. (source: Nielsen Book Data)