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  Energy Policy Encyclopedia @ NaturalResearch.org (Natural Research)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-15)
Energy policy is a plan of action for tackling issues related to energy supply, demand, development of energy related industry and trade and consequences of energy activities.
Policy measures available to these entities are lesser in sovereignty, but may be equally important to national measures.
In fact, there are certain activities vital to energy policy which realistically cannot be administered at the national level, such as monitoring energy conservation practices in the process of building construction, which is normally controlled by state and municipal building codes.
www.naturalresearch.org /encyclopedia/Energy_policy   (819 words)

 Stabilization Policy Encyclopedia @ aNewLow.com (A New Low)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-15)
A stabilisation policy is a package or set of measures introduced to stabilise a financial system or economy.
The policy changes in these circumstances are usually countercyclical, compensating for the predicted changes in employment and output, to increase short-run and medium run welfare.
While this is clearly undesirable, the policies are designed to be a platform for successful long-run growth and reform.
www.anewlow.com /encyclopedia/Stabilization_policy   (518 words)

 Regional Policy Inforegio
The European Commission has announced the launching of 23 projects to be financed by ISPA (Instrument for Structural Policies for Pre-accession) in Romania, Bulgaria and Croatia.
Regional Policy Commissioner Danuta Hübner has presented the Commission report on how the regions are performing in the 25 Member States plus Romania and Bulgaria, in relation to growth and employment.
In this fourth progress report on cohesion it is noted that, on average, the least prosperous countries - the 13 with relatively lower GNI per head that are supported under the Cohesion Fund - reported 3.6 % growth over the period 1995-2005, considerably higher than the EU average of 2.2 % per year.
europa.eu.int /comm/regional_policy/index_en.htm   (219 words)

 New Policy Institute
The New Policy Institute is a progressive think tank, founded in 1996.
Since its foundation, New Policy Institute has acquired an international reputation for high quality work on practical and usually very topical questions, where clear thinking and analysis are at a premium.
A second focus of interest is the performance of ‘essential’ services - from utilities and finance to education – and how government should seek to influence the behaviour of the now mainly private sector providers of such services.
www.npi.org.uk   (276 words)

 Foreign Policy: Your portal to global politics, economics, and ideas
In the second-annual Failed States Index, Foreign Policy and the Fund for Peace track the countries on the edge of collapse.
Gay bishop 'not an abomination' The gay US bishop at the centre of a row over his ordination tells Anglicans he is not an abomination before God.
FOREIGN POLICY is published by the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.
www.foreignpolicy.com   (644 words)

 The Transgender Law and Policy Institute: Home Page
Policy is online here in PDF (go to page 56).
If you have information about new laws, regulations or policies affecting transgender people or notice a bad link, or, let us know.
If you are considering drafting and/or proposing a state or local anti-discrimination law, the Transgender Law and Policy Institute, working with Lisa Mottet of the Transgender Civil Rights Project at the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force is available to advise you.
www.transgenderlaw.org   (1110 words)

 Foreign Policy Centre   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-15)
The Foreign Policy Centre is delighted to announce the publication of "Dictatorship or Reform: the Rule of Law in Russia", a collection of essays by international experts in the field, including Marina Kurkchiyan, Alena Ledeneva and Mary McAuley.
Foreign policy has become one of the most important political issues - it is no longer the preserve of elites, but needs to become a dialogue between peoples.
The Foreign Policy Centre believes that this presidency is a significant event because it raises the old question of whether Russia is an open democracy or a free-market economy at all.
www.fpc.org.uk   (2379 words)

The Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management (APPAM) is dedicated to improving public policy and management by fostering excellence in research, analysis, and education.
The field of public policy analysis and management that APPAM supports encompasses decisionmaking and policymaking theory, quantitative and other methods for analyzing public policies and their implementation, the theory and practice of public management, as well as the application of policy analysis theory and methods to substantive public policy problems.
Students of the field and members of the organization are an increasingly important pool of talent for state, local and national governments as well as for not-for- profit and for-profit organizations.
www.appam.org   (427 words)

 Criminal Justice Policy Foundation
Experts from the Institute for Policy Studies, the Andean Information Network, and the Washington Office on Latin America were on the panel to discuss the potential impact of Morales' victory.
The Criminal Justice Policy Foundation was cited on August 6, 2005, in the Edmonton Sun by columnist Mindelle Jacobs.
Eric E. Sterling presented an overview of federal drug policy since enactment of the Controlled Substances Act of 1970 to the Blue Ribbon Commission of the National African-American Drug Policy Coalition on April 25, 2005.
www.cjpf.org   (3028 words)

 Center on Education Policy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-15)
CEP found because of inadequate NCLB appropriations and because of a "hold harmless" provision in the law that prevents school districts from losing Title I funds as a result of the reservation, improvement funds are insufficient in many states to do the job of assisting schools.
CEP also found that to meet the reservation without violating the hold harmless, many states must take money away from school districts that were slated to receive increased Title I allocations because of their larger numbers of low-income children.
The Center on Education Policy is a national, independent advocate for public education and for more effective public schools.
www.ctredpol.org   (1470 words)

 Center for National Policy - advancing America's common goals
The Center for National Policy Distinguished Speaker Series features senior, current and former national policy-makers and influential political analysts at public forums and invitation-only discussions held in the CNP conference room.
On December 7, 2005, the Center for National Policy hosted Taiwan’s Mainland Affairs Council Chairman Dr. Joseph Wu and CNP Fellow Maureen Steinbruner on Capitol Hill for a presentation on cross-Strait relations.
The overall goods and services deficit for the year just ended was the highest on record, at $725.8 billion compared with a deficit of $617.6 billion in 2004.
www.cnponline.org   (1026 words)

 The New York Times > Member Center > Site Help > Customer Service: Privacy Policy
This policy discloses the privacy practices for The New York Times on the Web and The New York Times Learning Network.
The New York Times on the Web is not responsible for the content or the privacy policies of Web sites to which it may link.
In addition to providing these partners with your e-mail address, certain partners may also receive other information collected on the The New York Times on the Web registration form but this will be noted on the Additional Information page, linked from the Programs from our Partners area of the Registration page.
www.nytimes.com /ref/membercenter/help/privacy.html   (3008 words)

 Welcome to the STPP Transportation Action Network   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-15)
The Surface Transportation Policy Project, a national non-profit advocacy organization founded in 1991, is a diverse, nationwide coalition working to ensure safer communities and smarter transportation choices that enhance the economy, improve public health, promote social equity, and protect the environment.
A new study by the Surface Transportation Policy Project (STPP) and the Center for Neighborhood Technology (CNT) shows that families are paying a high price to meet their transportation needs and families in areas with fewer transportation choices carry even greater burdens.
This year, STPP is taking the opportunity with the publication of our fifth edition of Mean Streets to reflect on the trends in pedestrian safety over the past decade.
www.transact.org   (886 words)

 Canadian Foundation for Drug Policy
Report concludes: "Drug users and police officers are both responding to a larger social policy context that reinforces their mutual roles as victims and aggressors or, viewed from the perspective of the police, law breakers and law enforcers.
American influence on Canadian drug policy, video archive of presentation by Eugene Oscapella of the Canadian Foundation for Drug Policy at the James A. Baker Institute for Public Policy, Houston, Texas, April 11, 2002.
An Introduction to the Drug Policy Reform Movement, by Matthew Elrod (prepared for and presented (in an abbreviated form) to the Western Regional Criminology Articulation Committee at the Justice Institute of British Columbia, New Westminster, May 26, 2000).
www.cfdp.ca   (12132 words)

 SSA Office of Policy
The Office of Policy serves as the Social Security Administration's focal point for policy analysis and research, evaluation, and statistics.
Policy Update highlights the latest research, analysis, and statistics from the Social Security Administration's Office of Policy.
The centers are located at Boston College, the University of Michigan, and the National Bureau of Economic Research.
www.ssa.gov /policy   (748 words)

 Progressive Policy Institute: Defining the Third Way
Intellectual piracy and counterfeiting seem to be growing, and among the goods being sold illegally, medicine is a particularly alarming example.
Instead of falling back on easy criticisms of the administration's blunders in Iraq, a new Progressive Policy Institute (PPI) book argues that progressives should seize the moment by proposing a comprehensive agenda for winning the war against jihadist terrorism -- an agenda rooted in the tough-minded, internationalist tradition of Roosevelt, Truman and Kennedy.
This administration has had six years to formulate an energy policy that will accelerate America's shift from oil to new, "clean energy" sources and technologies.
www.ppionline.org /index.cfm   (495 words)

 Policy Studies Institute
Policy Studies Institute (PSI) is one of Britain's leading independent research institutes, conducting research to promote economic well-being and improve quality of life.
PSI enjoys a reputation for the rigorous and impartial evaluation of policy in the UK and Europe, and the publication and dissemination of research findings is central to our ethos.
The report found that ethnic minorities faced additional difficulties in finding work not currently dealt with adequately - particularly in relation to discrimination, language and the failure to account for the particular needs of different minority groups.
www.psi.org.uk   (591 words)

 Victoria Transport Institute - Main Page
The Victoria Transport Policy Institute is an independent research organization dedicated to developing innovative and practical solutions to transportation problems.
This paper, presented at the Metropolis Conference, 14 June 2006, discusses how cities support social inclusion by improving accessibility and opportunity, particularly for people who are physically, economically and socially disadvantaged.
This suggests that it is possible to significantly increase U.S. cycling activity through policy reforms.
www.vtpi.org   (502 words)

 Welcome to the Earth Policy Institute, dedicated to building an environmentally sustainable economy: an ...
Welcome to Earth Policy Institute, dedicated to providing a vision of an environmentally sustainable economy—an eco-economy—as well as a roadmap of how to get from here to there.
The Earth Policy Institute is a Partner in the Green Power Partnership, an EPA voluntary program working to reduce the emissions associated with conventional electricity generation by encouraging organizations to switch a specific percentage of their electricity to green power.
EARTH POLICY INSTITUTE™ is a registered mark of Earth Policy Institute.
www.earth-policy.org   (1079 words)

 ICANN | Uniform Domain-Name Dispute-Resolution Policy
Under the policy, most types of trademark-based domain-name disputes must be resolved by agreement, court action, or arbitration before a registrar will cancel, suspend, or transfer a domain name.
Disputes alleged to arise from abusive registrations of domain names (for example, cybersquatting) may be addressed by expedited administrative proceedings that the holder of trademark rights initiates by filing a complaint with an approved dispute-resolution service provider.
Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy -- This policy is followed by all registrars.
www.icann.org /udrp/udrp.htm   (239 words)

 Cyber Security Policy & Research Institute
The Emergence of Cyber Security Policy Research Institute as a global venue for communication, commerce, education and entertainment has blurred traditional political and organizational boundaries, made time zones irrelevant and erased language barriers.
The Cyber Security Policy Research Institute carries out studies and hosts seminars that move society towards rational and informed discussion of these critical changes.
CPI's mission is to encourage, promote, facilitate, and execute interdisciplinary research in areas related to the nexus of society and the Internet.
www.cpi.seas.gwu.edu   (154 words)

 Fiscal Policy Institute - Home Page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-15)
The Fiscal Policy Institute (FPI) is a nonpartisan research and education organization that focuses on the broad range of tax, budget, economic and related public policy issues that affect the quality of life and the economic well-being of New York State residents.
This is an updated and revised version of the Fiscal Policy Institute's analysis of Governor George E. Pataki's Executive Budget and alternative approaches to balancing New York State's 2005-2006 budget.
The Fiscal Policy Institute was among the various organizations that filed amicus briefs with the Supreme Court in this case.
www.fiscalpolicy.org   (3438 words)

 ODEP - Office of Disability Employment Policy
The U.S. Department of Labor, Office of Disability Employment Policy, announces the availability of up to $5 million to fund both a national technical assistance and research cooperative agreement and multiple sub-national cooperative agreements for pilot projects to investigate, develop and validate systems models likely to increase self-employment opportunities for people with disabilities.
In his remarks, Dr. Grizzard stressed that pathways to success are not the same for everyone and seized the opportunity to share groundbreaking findings from research studies conducted by ODEP that focus on disability related policies for workforce development and other delivery systems and for employers.
The U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) is now offering a free database of 1,900 qualified college students and recent graduates with disabilities who seek summer and full-time employment.
www.dol.gov /odep   (539 words)

 Journal -- Social Philosophy & Policy
Social Philosophy and Policy is an interdisciplinary journal with an emphasis on the philosophical underpinnings of enduring social policy debates.
Each issue is dedicated to a particular theme chosen by the editors, with the advice of the editorial board, designed to appeal to both academic specialists and a broader scholarly audience.
While Social Philosophy and Policy is not primarily a journal of policy prescriptions, several contributions in each issue will typically connect theory with practice.
www.bgsu.edu /offices/sppc/journal.htm   (446 words)

 Justice Policy Institute
Support the Justice Policy Institute's work in public policy and social justice.
It turned out to be a spectacular failure, according to a new national report.
Even though the economy has picked up, stubborn gaps between fls and whites remain _ a reality highlighted by Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath, the National Urban League reports in a new study.
www.justicepolicy.org   (615 words)

 The Tomás Rivera Policy Institute
Founded in 1985, The Tomás Rivera Policy Institute advances critical, insightful thinking on key issues affecting Latino communities through objective, policy-relevant research, and its implications, for the betterment of the nation.
The Institute has published 200 research reports and policy briefs addressing a wide range of topics – from immigration and education to technology and employment.
Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa delivered the keynote address at the Tomás Rivera Policy Institute's 20th Anniversary Gala Dinner where nationally prominent figures from the political, corporate and entertainment arenas gathered Thursday, May 18 to salute 20 years of achievement at the Center at the Cathedral Plaza in Downtown Los Angeles.
www.trpi.org   (338 words)

 About Us/Help | csmonitor.com
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This privacy policy is subject to change without notice.
If you have any questions or concerns regarding our privacy policy please e-mail us.
www.csmonitor.com /aboutus/privacy.html   (787 words)

 Violence Policy Center
Washington, DC--More than 10 murder-suicides, almost all by gun, occur each week in the United States, according to American Roulette: Murder-Suicide in the United States, a new study by the Violence Policy Center (VPC).
The study used a national news clipping service and Internet survey tools to collect incidents nationwide from January 1, 2005, through June 30, 2005, and is one of the largest and most comprehensive studies ever conducted on murder-suicide.
If weapon trends hold true to past years, more than 70 percent of these murders will be committed with guns, the vast majority being handguns.
www.vpc.org   (291 words)

 Social Policy: Home Page
As many of you know, Social Policy is published from New Orleans so this issue is especially important to us.
Thanks to all of our subscribers for bearing with us; if you've missed an issue, or are experiencing any problems with your subscription, don't hesitate to get in touch with us and we'll make it right.
If you're not a subscriber, sign up today to receive Social Policy four times a year, or, support our publisher by donating to the ACORN Hurricane Recovery and Rebuilding Fund.
www.socialpolicy.org   (245 words)

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