Think Tank Traditions

Think Tank Traditions

  • Publisher : Manchester University Press
  • Author : Diane Stone
  • ISBN-10 : 0719064791
  • Release : 2004-06-19
  • Genre: Political Science
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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

  • Publisher : Edward Elgar Publishing
  • Author : James G. McGann
  • ISBN-10 : 1781958998
  • Release : 2005-01-01
  • Genre: Political Science
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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

  • Publisher : McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
  • Author : Donald E. Abelson
  • ISBN-10 : 0773523170
  • Release : 2002
  • Genre: Political Science
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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.

Think

Think

  • Publisher : OUP Oxford
  • Author : Simon Blackburn
  • ISBN-10 : 9780199769841
  • Release : 1999-08-05
  • Genre: Philosophy
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This is a book about the big questions in life: knowledge, consciousness, fate, God, truth, goodness, justice. It is for anyone who believes there are big questions out there, but does not know how to approach them. Think sets out to explain what they are and why they are important. Simon Blackburn begins by putting forward a convincing case for the study of philosophy and goes on to give the reader a sense of how the great historical figures such as Descartes, Hume, Kant, and Wittgenstein have approached its central themes. Each chapter explains a major issue, and gives the reader a self-contained guide through the problems that philosophers have studied. The large scope of topics covered range from scepticism, the self, mond and body, and freedom to ethics and the arguments surrounding the existence of God. Lively and approachable, this book is ideal for all those who want to learn how the basic techniques of thinking shape our existence.

Think Tanks and Civil Societies

Think Tanks and Civil Societies

  • Publisher : Transaction Publishers
  • Author : JAMES G EDITOR MCGANN
  • ISBN-10 : 1412839890
  • Release : 2002-01-01
  • Genre: Political Science
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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

  • Publisher : Project ACHIEVE Press
  • Author : Dr. Howie Knoff
  • ISBN-10 : 9780979656408
  • Release : 2005
  • Genre: Education
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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

  • Publisher : Nelson Thornes
  • Author : Robert Fisher
  • ISBN-10 : 0748794417
  • Release : 2005
  • Genre: Education
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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

  • Publisher : SAGE
  • Author : Neil J. Salkind
  • ISBN-10 : 9781412971027
  • Release : 2009
  • Genre: Social Science
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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

  • Publisher : Cosimo, Inc.
  • Author : John Dewey
  • ISBN-10 : 9781605200996
  • Release : 2008-01-01
  • Genre: Education
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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).