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  Public interest - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The public interest refers to the "common well-being" or "general welfare." The public interest is central to policy debates, politics, democracy and the nature of government itself.
The public interest is often contrasted with the private or individual interest, under the assumption that what is good for society may not be good for a given individual and vice versa.
There is wide-ranging debate about whether the public interest requires or destroys the idea of human rights, about the degree to which the ends of society are the ends of its individual members, and the degree to which people should be able to fulfill their own ambitions even against the public interest.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Public_interest   (393 words)

 Public choice theory - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Public choice theory is a branch of economics that studies the decision-making behavior of voters, politicians and government officials from the perspective of economic theory, namely game theory and decision theory.
While the good government tends to be a pure public good for the mass of voters, there exists a plethora of various interest groups that have strong incentives for lobbying the government to implement specific inefficient policies that would benefit them at the expense of the general public.
Public choice theory is commonly associated with universities in Virginia, most notably George Mason University and the University of Virginia, where Tullock and Buchanan first worked in developing the theory.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Public_choice   (949 words)

 "DEFINING PUBLIC-INTEREST RESEARCH"   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
It is in the interest of science, government agencies, and advocates for the public interest alike to develop a clear, coherent definition of "public interest research." When the connections among science, government, and the public interest are murky and inconsistent, both good science and the public interest suffer.
Public interest research is characterised by "extended peer" communities, that is, it reaches beyond traditional narrow fields of expertise in large part because public interest research is often multi-disciplinary and involves policy questions.
Public interest research is grounded in the precautionary principle, which requires precautionary action in the face of scientific uncertainty and the likelihood of harm.
www.biotech-info.net /defining_research.html   (2562 words)

 Center for Science in the Public Interest - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) is an American not-for-profit corporation that focuses on issues relating to foods and the food services industry.
In an article, "Food and Drink Police: Center for Science in the Public Interest wants government to control our eating habits", economics Professors James Bennett and Thomas DiLorenzo say, "What makes officious nannies like CSPI so maddening is that they cloak their apparent goal of prohibition in the language of health advocacy.
David J. Hanson in his article The Center for Science in the Public Interest: Not Scientific and Not in the Public Interest criticizes CSPI for distributing its reports without peer review.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/CSPI   (1363 words)

 Public Interest Programs
The Office of Public Interest and Pro Bono sponsors numerous events throughout the year to help keep students engaged in discussion of public issues, in pursuing an understanding of professionalism, and in engaging in a service ethic.
Read the Public Interest and Pro Bono section of the Herald which is mailed electronically on Monday of each week to the Law School community.
Distinguished speakers, including alumni, working in public interest are invited each year to address the participants as well as to participate in small group activities and workshops.
www.law.duke.edu /publicinterest/programs.html   (5550 words)

 FindArticles in Public Interest
Public Interest is a publication providing coverage and analysis of business, public policy, and social science.
I ARRIVED at The Public Interest in the spring of 1994.
IN The Public Interest's twentieth anniversary issue, an essay appeared suggesting that Americans were increasingly concerned about the question of character.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m0377   (253 words)

 Public Interest Watch - SourceWatch
In one of its early forays into public debate Hardiman cited a presentation to a public relations conference by a non-profit hospital as the basis to challenge the tax-exempt status of the entire non-profit hospital sector.
The Public Interest Watch report was also seized upon by Marc Levin, a lawyer and president of the American Freedom Center.
In the media release, Executive Director of Public Interest Watch, Lewis Fein, candidly stated that it was the organisations' capacity for media-savvy civil diosobedience that prompted the government to act.
www.sourcewatch.org /index.php?title=Public_Interest_Watch   (2325 words)

 Section II: The Public Interest Standard in Television Broadcasting
The licensing arrangements that gave rise to public interest obligations were an attempt to reconcile the prerogatives of commercial interests on the one hand with the needs of the democratic system on the other.
When Congress and the FCC have determined that public policy is needed to fulfill conditions that Madison saw as primary to the First Amendment, they have developed new applications of the public interest standard.
United States.(24) This decision held that the public interest standard is the touchstone of FCC authority; that the standard is not unconstitutionally vague; that the scarcity rationale justifies the public interest standard; and that FCC license revocations and nonrenewals do not violate the First Amendment rights of broadcasters.
www.benton.org /publibrary/piac/sec2.html   (8257 words)

 Institute Briefs
This daily feature points out an article of current interest in the state and allows you to read a view point that was published by Public Interest Institute.
lic Interest Institute is a non-profit, non-partisan, public policy research organization located on the campus of Iowa Wesleyan College in Mt. Pleasant, Iowa.
Read Public Interest Institute's publications, search our library for information on a topic of interest, visit our Civics page to learn more about state and local government in Iowa, or find information on tax and spending issues in each state and the nation.
www.limitedgovernment.org   (268 words)

 Public Service - University of Virginia School of Law
The Public Interest Law Association (PILA) will be providing more than $242,000 in fellowships to 17 second-year and 42 first-year law students in public service jobs this summer.
The Center oversees the Law School's public service job placement efforts, and administers voluntary pro bono programs that introduce students to the rewards of community service, coordinates summer internships and fellowships, and provides individualized career counseling.
The Center sponsors a variety of public service workshops and speakers, and also assists student organizers of the Conference on Public Service and the Law, the Public Interest Law Association, and other public service organizations.
www.law.virginia.edu /home2002/html/publicserv/publicservice.htm   (541 words)

 Public Interest Advocates
One public interest cause is the fight against overfishing.
Public interest advocates work to affect government policies and raise public awareness concerning issues that they believe are in the public interest.
Public interest advocates often work for lobbies (groups of people working to influence legislators) or think tanks (organizations where people do research on technological or societal problems).
www.collegeboard.com /csearch/majors_careers/profiles/careers/106235.html   (382 words)

 Public Interest Primer (NTIA) 10-22-97
The public interest model was retained in the broadcasting section of the successor statute to the 1927 Act, the Communications Act of 1934.
While the Commission's public interest rules for broadcasters have from time to time been litigated in the courts or been given more definite direction and definition through statutory measures, the Commission by and large has had ample lee way to determine the parameters of the public interest obligations for commercial and non-commercial broadcasters.
It is essential to recognize that the courts have upheld the imposition of public interest obligations upon physical scarcity of the public airwaves, not economic scarcity.
www.ntia.doc.gov /pubintadvcom/octmtg/PI-COVR2.htm   (7082 words)

 Krasnow Paper on Public Interest Standard (10-22-97)
The emphasis must be first and foremost on the interest, the convenience, and the necessity of the listening public, and not on the interest, convenience, or necessity of the individual broadcaster or the advertiser.
The public interest standard, the Court said, is "as concrete as the complicated factors for judgment in such a field of delegated authority permit" and the approach is "a supple instrument for the exercise of discretion."
Despite the usefulness of the public interest concept in keeping up with changing means of communication and the general tendency of the courts to defer to the FCC's decisions, conflicts over the meaning of the public interest have been recurrent in broadcast history.
www.ntia.doc.gov /pubintadvcom/octmtg/krasnow.htm   (7464 words)

 Public Interest Links
The Center for Law in the Public Interest (CLIPI) was one of the nation's first nonprofit, public interest law firms.
National Legal Center for the Public Interest The National Legal Center for the Public Interest (NLCPI) is a nonpartisan, educational and public service foundation concerned with issues of public policy which relate to law or to the administration of justice.
Robert M. Cover Public Interest Retreat and Conference Cover is an Annual retreat for law students and practitioners to come together for a time of renewal and to discuss issues facing those committed to public interest law and social justice.
www.bc.edu /bc_org/avp/law/st_org/pilf/pilfpages/links.html   (456 words)

 The Seattle Times: Opinion: Broadcasters must be made to serve the public interest
Because these two corporate oligopolies that control television are meeting to decide what the public will see on airwaves that are not their property, but the property of the public.
The NAB argues that they deserve a special FCC rule requiring digital "must carry" because broadcasters serve the public interest, so it is vitally important that their availability to cable subscribers be guaranteed.
Excluding the public from that proceeding earned the chairman an extraordinary triple rebuke from the Congress, the courts and the public.
seattletimes.nwsource.com /html/opinion/2002001872_fcc11.html   (809 words)

 Georgetown Law - Public Interest Law Scholars Program
The Law Center's Public Interest Law Scholars Program (PILS) is designed for law students who want to dedicate most or all of their careers to public service.
In return, the scholar makes a moral commitment to spend much of his or her career in public interest law or to donate to the Law Center an amount at least equal to the scholarship.
Scholars are also assigned public interest mentors--prominent public interest lawyers in the Washington area available for advice, guidance, and informal conversation throughout Scholars' law school tenures.
www.law.georgetown.edu /clinics/pils   (864 words)

 Public Interest: About the public interest
The founders of the PI believed in something called "the public interest." If they were less than certain about what that public interest was, they were in agreement that it existed and could be at least partially apprehended and approached by reasonable, decent human beings.
They eschewed an ideological approach to politics and public policy, were hesitant to raise questions of fundamental principle, and were of a skeptical frame of mind.
At the same time, they were upholders of the idea of "the public interest," called their magazine by that name, and affirmed, in an editorial statement in the PI's first issue, that a democratic society "has a greater need than any other to keep the idea of the public interest before it."
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m0377/is_159/ai_n13779489   (388 words)

 Public Interest Lawyers
Public interest lawyers bring lawsuits that work to get positive results for a large class, or group, of people.
Volunteer or intern with a public interest law firm.
Graduates who worked full-time in public interest law earned an average salary of $37,648.
collegeboard.com /csearch/majors_careers/profiles/careers/106734.html   (411 words)

 The Public Interest Advocacy Centre > PIAC.ca
The Public Interest Advocacy Centre (PIAC) is pleased to welcome Michael Buonaguro as PIAC’s Legal Counsel at its Toronto office.
John Lawford, Counsel, Public Interest Advocacy Centre: The Public Interest Advocacy Centre is the first consumer group and I believe the only that has testified...
Declaration of telecommunications principles in the public interest of all Canadians
www.piac.ca   (729 words)

 Public Interest Registry - Home
And it is the Public Interest Registry (PIR), which manages the.ORG top-level domain name and maintains the database of all.ORG Internet addresses.
The spring issue of The World of.ORG, a quarterly e-newsletter with information and resources for the.ORG community, is available in the Publications section.
Public Interest Registry welcomes new worldwide Internet leaders to the.ORG Advisory Council.
www.pir.org   (191 words)

 Public Interest
The MRC is keen to share its work with the public in order to increase awareness of the way in which medical research affects each of us, and to promote dialogue and debate on major issues.
Public consultations - seeking the views of the wider community into our activities.
All MRC publications can be found on the publications pages.
www.mrc.ac.uk /index/public-interest.htm   (207 words)

 www.public-interest.co.uk - Tony Gosling's website - definition of the public interest   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
In cases involving children, journalists must demonstrate an exceptional public interest to over-ride the normally paramount interests of the child.
Whenever the public interest is invoked, the PCC will require editors to demonstrate fully how the public interest was served.
In cases involving children under 16, editors must demonstrate an exceptional public interest to override the normally paramount interest of the child.
www.public-interest.co.uk   (535 words)

 Public Interest Disclosure Act 1998
It may be reproduced free of charge provided that it is reproduced accurately and that the source and copyright status of the material is made evident to users.
A print version is also available and is published by The Stationery Office Limited as the Public Interest Disclosure Act 1998, ISBN 0 10 542398 X. The print version may be purchased by clicking here.
Further information about the publication of legislation on this website can be found by referring to the Frequently Asked Questions.
www.opsi.gov.uk /acts/acts1998/19980023.htm   (312 words)

 Public Interest & Pro Bono
Duke Law Alumnus David Greene '91 will be here for his alumni reunion this weekend and would be happy to meet with you about public interest careers generally and his work with the First Amendment Project in Oakland, CA in particular.
Any law students interested in applying for a post-graduate fellowship next fall or in the future can meet with Associate Dean Carol Spruill who will explain how to begin your search for the post-graduate fellowships available, and where to find deadlines and tips for applying.
Applications will be distributed for summer public interest fellowships available only to Duke Law students, including Burdman, Steckley/Weitzel, Carroll/Simon, International Development, and IOLTA (due March 24 at noon).
www.law.duke.edu /publicinterest   (1050 words)

 BUSL: Career Development: Public Interest   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
The Public Interest Project (PIP) is a student run organization devoted to increasing the number of law practitioners who devote part or their entire career to working in the public interest.
Public interest employers look for a commitment to public service as well as the skills suited to their particular fields.
This year, beginning with the Public Interest Orientation on September 14, we are planning career panels, interviewing skills workshops geared toward private and public interest/government employers, a fellowship workshop, alternative career programming, and programs on effective job search strategies and the recruitment process (including how to conduct your own self-directed job search).
www.bu.edu /law/careers/pi/students   (1842 words)

 Public Interest, Public Airwaves Coalition
The Public Interest, Public Airwaves coalition is protesting a FCC plan to launch a joint government/industry campaign in Washington to publicize the digital TV transition-without the participation of the public.
"A public education campaign that fails to include the public perspective and the public interest is a charade," said the group.
The Public Interest, Public Airwaves Coalition is a powerful alliance of public policy groups, media activists and grassroots organizers that are instrumental in the ongoing fight against media consolidation and deregulation.
www.mediachannel.org /new   (472 words)

 Think Tanks and Public Interest Organizations - Government and Politics: InfoUSA
An independent, nonpartisan research and educational institution focused on public policy issues in the areas of economics, foreign policy, and governance.
A non-profit public policy research foundation espousing the principles of limited government, individual liberty, free markets and peace in public policy debates.
This web site is designed to inform anyone interested in U.S. foreign affairs regarding the important role public diplomacy has played, and is playing, in supporting U.S. foreign policy and in safeguarding and advancing U.S. interests.
usinfo.state.gov /usa/infousa/politics/thnktank.htm   (471 words)

 University of Michigan Law School: Public Service
The University of Michigan Law School recognizes the importance of serving the community and is dedicated to assisting current students and graduates who are interested in pursuing opportunities in public interest or government.
If you are interested in making an appointment with a counselor, attending the Inspiring Paths Lectureship series, or have any questions please call 734.647.3256 or email us at ops@umich.edu.
Michigan is 1 of the top 3 of our peer law schools in the percentage of graduates taking their first job in public service (judicial clerkship, public interest, and government).
www.law.umich.edu /CurrentStudents/PublicService   (384 words)

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