Paradox of Plenty

Paradox of Plenty
Author: Harvey Levenstein,Professor of History Harvey Levenstein
Publsiher: Univ of California Press
Total Pages: 378
Release: 2003-05-30
ISBN: 9780520234406
Category: Cooking
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Paradox of Plenty Book Excerpt:

This book is intended for those interested in US food habits and diets during the 20th century, American history, American social life and customs.

The Paradox of Plenty

The Paradox of Plenty
Author: Terry Lynn Karl
Publsiher: Univ of California Press
Total Pages: 362
Release: 1997-10-10
ISBN: 0520207726
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Paradox of Plenty Book Excerpt:

In these countries, dependence on petroleum leads to disproportionate fiscal reliance on petrodollars and public spending, at the expense of statecraft.

The Paradox of Plenty

The Paradox of Plenty
Author: Douglas M. Boucher,Douglas H. Boucher
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 382
Release: 1999
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Paradox of Plenty Book Excerpt:

"Since its founding in 1975, Food First/Institute for Food and Development Policy has been in the forefront of the struggle to end world hunger. Through its research, Food First has shown that there is more than enough food for every man, woman, and child on the planet, but all too often the poor do not have access to that food. The Paradox of Plenty gathers together excerpts from twenty-seven of Food First's best writings to provide an integrated overview of the world food system, how global politics affect hungry people, and the impact of the free market."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

The Paradox of Plenty

The Paradox of Plenty
Author: Harper Leech
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 232
Release: 1932
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Angola

Angola
Author: World Bank
Publsiher: World Bank Publications
Total Pages: 216
Release: 2007-01-01
ISBN: 0821371037
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Angola Book Excerpt:

Once one of the world's largest staple food producers, Angola is now known as a major oil exporter - the second largest producer in sub-Saharan Africa. Angola is also the world's fourth largest producer of rough diamonds in terms of value, with the potential to become one of the leading global diamond producers. In addition to oil and diamonds, the country is well endowed with agricultural resources which remain mostly untapped. However, despite the country's significant natural wealth, a prolonged civil war, the rapid development of the oil sector, and the policies pursued after Independence in 1975 have left the Angolan economy in a unique situation, characterized by very uneven indicators of development. The Angolan economy is now experiencing massive oil windfall gains that are expected to last throughout the next decade. Since oil rents are to a large part concentrated in the public sector, the question of how the oil revenue should be spent and distributed across present and future generations becomes key to any economic development strategy. This study identifies six core areas where a strategic approach for the development of a broad-based growth strategy is required: (i) the incomplete transition to a market economy; (ii) macroeconomic management; (iii) governance and transparency in the management of the mineral wealth; (iv) the business environment; (v) agriculture; and (vi) public service delivery to the poor.

Crude Nation

Crude Nation
Author: Raúl Gallegos
Publsiher: Potomac Books
Total Pages: 262
Release: 2019-09-01
ISBN: 1640122133
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Crude Nation Book Excerpt:

Beneath Venezuelan soil lies an ocean of crude—the world’s largest reserves—an oil patch that shaped the nature of the global energy business. Unfortunately, a dysfunctional anti-American, leftist government controls this vast resource and has used its wealth to foster voter support, ultimately wreaking economic havoc. Crude Nation reveals the ways in which this mismanagement has led to Venezuela’s economic ruin and turned the country into a cautionary tale for the world. Raúl Gallegos, a former Caracas-based oil correspondent, paints a picture both vivid and analytical of the country’s economic decline, the government’s foolhardy economic policies, and the wrecked lives of Venezuelans. Without transparency, the Venezuelan government uses oil money to subsidize life for its citizens in myriad unsustainable ways, while regulating nearly every aspect of day-to-day existence in Venezuela. This has created a paradox in which citizens can fill up the tanks of their SUVs for less than one American dollar while simultaneously enduring nationwide shortages of staples such as milk, sugar, and toilet paper. Gallegos’s insightful analysis shows how mismanagement has ruined Venezuela again and again over the past century and lays out how Venezuelans can begin to fix their country, a nation that can play an important role in the global energy industry. This paperback edition features a new introduction by the author.

The Many Faces of Corruption

The Many Faces of Corruption
Author: J. Edgardo Campos,Sanjay Pradhan
Publsiher: World Bank Publications
Total Pages: 480
Release: 2007-04-04
ISBN: 9780821367261
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Many Faces of Corruption Book Excerpt:

Corruption... How can policymakers and practitioners better comprehend the many forms and shapes that this socialpandemic takes? From the delivery of essential drugs, the reduction in teacher absenteeism, the containment of illegal logging, the construction of roads, the provision of water andelectricity, the international trade in oil and gas, the conduct of public budgeting and procurement, and the management of public revenues, corruption shows its many faces. 'The Many Faces of Corruption' attempts to bring greater clarity to the often murky manifestations of this virulent and debilitating social disease. It explores the use of prototype road maps to identify corruption vulnerabilities, suggests corresponding 'warning signals,' and proposes operationally useful remedial measures in each of several selected sectors and for a selected sampleof cross cutting public sector functions that are particularlyprone to corruption and that are critical to sector performance.Numerous technical experts have come together in this effort to develop an operationally useful approach to diagnosing and tackling corruption. 'The Many Faces of Corruption' is an invaluable reference for policymakers, practitioners, andresearchers engaged in the business of development.

The Volatility Curse

The Volatility Curse
Author: Frederick van der Ploeg,Steven Poelhekke
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 29
Release: 2009
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Paradox of plenty

Paradox of plenty
Author: Hugo de Almeida Pinho
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 80
Release: 2021
ISBN: 9789898751324
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Childhood Disability Advocacy and Inclusion in the Caribbean

Childhood Disability  Advocacy  and Inclusion in the Caribbean
Author: Beth Harry
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 283
Release: 2019-10-04
ISBN: 303023858X
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Childhood Disability Advocacy and Inclusion in the Caribbean Book Excerpt:

This book presents an ethnographic case study of the personal motivations, advocacy, and activation of social capital needed to create and sustain the Immortelle Children’s Centre, a private school that has served children with disabilities in Trinidad/Tobago for four decades. Based on narratives by parents from the 1980’s, current parents, teachers, community advocates, and the author, who was the founder of Immortelle in 1978, the study views the school within the context of a nation standing in a liminal space between developed and developing societies. It argues that the attainment of equity for children with disabilities will require an agenda that includes a legal mandate for education of all children, increased public funding for education, health and therapeutic services, and an on-going public awareness campaign. Relating this study to the global debate on inclusion, the author shows how the implementation of this agenda would have to be adapted to the social, cultural, and economic realities of the society.

Oil s Deep State

Oil s Deep State
Author: Kevin Taft
Publsiher: James Lorimer & Company
Total Pages: 258
Release: 2017-10-06
ISBN: 1459409973
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Oil s Deep State Book Excerpt:

Why have democratic governments failed to take serious steps to reduce carbon emissions despite dire warnings and compelling evidence of the profound and growing threat posed by global warming? Most of the writing on global warming is by scientists, academics, environmentalists, and journalists. Kevin Taft, a former leader of the opposition in Alberta, brings a fresh perspective through the insight he gained as an elected politician who had an insider's eyewitness view of the role of the oil industry. His answer, in brief: The oil industry has captured key democratic institutions in both Alberta and Ottawa. Taft begins his book with a perceptive observer's account of a recent court casein Ottawa which laid bare the tactics and techniques of the industry, its insiders and lobbyists. He casts dramatic new light on exactly how corporate lobbyists, politicians, bureaucrats, universities, and other organizations are working together to pursue the oil industry's agenda. He offers a brisk tour of the recent work of scholars who have developed the concepts of the deep state and institutional capture to understand how one rich industry can override the public interest. Taft views global warming and weakened democracy as two symptoms of the same problem — the loss of democratic institutions to corporate influence and control. He sees citizen engagement and direct action by the public as the only response that can unravel big oil's deep state.

American Pop Popular Culture Decade by Decade 4 volumes

American Pop  Popular Culture Decade by Decade  4 volumes
Author: Bob Batchelor
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 1712
Release: 2008-12-30
ISBN: 0313364117
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

American Pop Popular Culture Decade by Decade 4 volumes Book Excerpt:

Pop culture is the heart and soul of America, a unifying bridge across time bringing together generations of diverse backgrounds. Whether looking at the bright lights of the Jazz Age in the 1920s, the sexual and the rock-n-roll revolution of the 1960s, or the thriving social networking websites of today, each period in America's cultural history develops its own unique take on the qualities define our lives.American Pop: Popular Culture Decade by Decade is the most comprehensive reference on American popular culture by decade ever assembled, beginning with the 1900s up through today. The four-volume set examines the fascinating trends across decades and eras by shedding light on the experiences of Americans young and old, rich and poor, along with the influences of arts, entertainment, sports, and other cultural forces. Whether a pop culture aficionado or a student new to the topic, American Pop provides readers with an engaging look at American culture broken down into discrete segments, as well as analysis that gives insight into societal movements, trends, fads, and events that propelled the era and the nation. In-depth chapters trace the evolution of pop culture in 11 key categories: Key Events in American Life, Advertising, Architecture, Books, Newspapers, Magazines, and Comics, Entertainment, Fashion, Food, Music, Sports and Leisure Activities, Travel, and Visual Arts. Coverage includes: How Others See Us, Controversies and scandals, Social and cultural movements, Trends and fads, Key icons, and Classroom resources. Designed to meet the high demand for resources that help students study American history and culture by the decade, this one-stop reference provides readers with a broad and interdisciplinary overview of the numerous aspects of popular culture in our country. Thoughtful examination of our rich and often tumultuous popular history, illustrated with hundreds of historical and contemporary photos, makes this the ideal source to turn to for ready reference or research.

Food Power

Food Power
Author: Bryan L. McDonald
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 265
Release: 2017
ISBN: 0190600683
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Food Power Book Excerpt:

Debates during the postwar years about how food power could help the United States achieve goals such as stability, prosperity, and security were part of a larger conversation about the role of food in the security of states, communities, and individuals.0America helped build a new, postwar food system based on the steadying influence of American agricultural surpluses that helped maintain stable prices and food availability. This system averted a global-scale food crisis for almost three decades. The end of this food system in the early 1970s ushered in a much more unstable period in global food relations. 'Food power' argues that efforts to both interpret America's role in the world during the mid-twentieth century and to address contemporary food problems can be strengthened by understanding more fully the ways postwar American policymakers and experts sought to shape the politics of security and prosperity by linking people and places around the world through food.

Latin American Revolutionaries and the Arab World

Latin American Revolutionaries and the Arab World
Author: Federico Vélez
Publsiher: Taylor & Francis
Total Pages: 204
Release: 2017-05-15
ISBN: 1134804539
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Latin American Revolutionaries and the Arab World Book Excerpt:

Recounting recent encounters between Latin American and Arab countries this unique volume explores how, despite both geographical and cultural distances, Latin American revolutionaries constructed an image of the Arab World as one sharing their own political views and interests. From the nationalization of the Suez Canal to Latin American perspectives on the Arab Spring Federico Vélez offers a fascinating historical and contemporary analysis on the behaviour of actors on the periphery of the international system. Contributing to debates regarding ideological and political autonomy the book provides a comprehensive historical account of relations between the countries of Latin America and the Middle East alongside new analysis on the ways marginalized states can sometimes build unlikely alliances in their attempts to challenge structures of power.

The Limits of Lockean Rights in Property

The Limits of Lockean Rights in Property
Author: Gopal Sreenivasan
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 176
Release: 1995-09-14
ISBN: 9780195357943
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Limits of Lockean Rights in Property Book Excerpt:

This book discusses Locke's theory of property from both a critical and an interpretative standpoint. The author first develops a comprehensive interpretation of Locke's argument for the legitimacy of private property, and then examines the extent to which the argument is really serviceable in defense of that institution. He contends that a purified version of Locke's argument--one that adheres consistently to the logic of Locke's text while excluding considerations extraneous to his logic--actually does establish the legitimacy of a form of private property. This version, which is both defensible in contemporary, secular terms and is, essentially, egalitarian, should provoke a reassessment of the nature of Locke's relevance to contemporary discussions of distributive justice.

Managing Resource Abundance and Wealth

Managing Resource Abundance and Wealth
Author: Jonathon Wayne Moses,Bjørn Letnes
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 344
Release: 2017
ISBN: 0198787170
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Managing Resource Abundance and Wealth Book Excerpt:

Describes how Norway has successfully managed its petroleum resources and the variety of policy tools that are available to states rich in natural resources, and how these tools can be adjusted to changing (domestic and international) contexts.

Bad Foods

Bad Foods
Author: Michael E Oakes
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 145
Release: 2017-10-24
ISBN: 135132294X
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bad Foods Book Excerpt:

Bad Foods demonstrates how a variety of historical or political events and personalities have shaped our current views of good nutrition. On several occasions in American history concerns have arisen over the safety of our food supply (e.g., harmful ingredients in processed foods) and the potential that processing might deplete foods of their nutrients. These concerns help explain how food characteristics such as freshness, natural, organic, and unprocessed have become important to Americans. Bad Foods traces how the food nutrients fat, salt, and sugar have acquired negative reputations for health as well as any controversies and outright misconceptions of the dangers of these nutrients. Bad Foods also explores confusion that can in part be attributed to biased media coverage about foods. Modern Americans are routinely bombarded with information about the health value of certain foods and the dangers of others. Frequently, health information about certain nutrients receives exaggerated coverage (e.g., dietary fat) while the importance of other nutrients gets ignored (e.g., vitamins and minerals). Moreover, health information about foods is often perceived as contradictory. While some readers may be startled by what they perceive to be a challenge to sacred beliefs about foods, others will see the honesty in both the research and the writing and recognize the social benefits of examining our beliefs about foods. Bad Foods will be of interest to sociologists, food science specialists, and social historians.

Energy and Conflict in Central Asia and the Caucasus

Energy and Conflict in Central Asia and the Caucasus
Author: Robert E. Ebel,Rajan Menon
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 290
Release: 2000
ISBN: 9780742500631
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Energy and Conflict in Central Asia and the Caucasus Book Excerpt:

Examining the interplay between Caspian security and energy development, this comprehensive book offers important new findings about the relationship between competition for energy resources; political and economic development in Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, and Turkmenistan; and the propensity for conflict in the Caspian region. The contributors, a leading group of scholars and policymakers, also explore the ways in which Russia, China, Iran, and Turkey are fighting to protect their energy interests in the newly independent states and how this rivalry influences regional security and U.S. policy.

An Alternative History of Hyperactivity

An Alternative History of Hyperactivity
Author: Matthew Smith
Publsiher: Rutgers University Press
Total Pages: 260
Release: 2011-07-01
ISBN: 0813551021
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

An Alternative History of Hyperactivity Book Excerpt:

In 1973, San Francisco allergist Ben Feingold created an uproar by claiming that synthetic food additives triggered hyperactivity, then the most commonly diagnosed childhood disorder in the United States. He contended that the epidemic should not be treated with drugs such as Ritalin but, instead, with a food additive-free diet. Parents and the media considered his treatment, the Feingold diet, a compelling alternative. Physicians, however, were skeptical and designed dozens of trials to challenge the idea. The resulting medical opinion was that the diet did not work and it was rejected. Matthew Smith asserts that those scientific conclusions were, in fact, flawed. An Alternative History of Hyperactivity explores the origins of the Feingold diet, revealing why it became so popular, and the ways in which physicians, parents, and the public made decisions about whether it was a valid treatment for hyperactivity. Arguing that the fate of Feingold's therapy depended more on cultural, economic, and political factors than on the scientific protocols designed to test it, Smith suggests the lessons learned can help resolve medical controversies more effectively.

Nature s Perfect Food

Nature s Perfect Food
Author: E. Melanie Dupuis
Publsiher: NYU Press
Total Pages: 323
Release: 2002-02
ISBN: 9780814719374
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nature s Perfect Food Book Excerpt:

The story of how Americans came to drink milk For over a century, America's nutrition authorities have heralded milk as "nature's perfect food," as "indispensable" and "the most complete food." These milk "boosters" have ranged from consumer activists, to government nutritionists, to the American Dairy Council and its ubiquitous milk moustache ads. The image of milk as wholesome and body-building has a long history, but is it accurate? Recently, within the newest social movements around food, milk has lost favor. Vegan anti-milk rhetoric portrays the dairy industry as cruel to animals and milk as bad for humans. Recently, books with titles like, "Milk: The Deadly Poison," and "Don't Drink Your Milk" have portrayed milk as toxic and unhealthy. Controversies over genetically-engineered cows and questions about antibiotic residue have also prompted consumers to question whether the milk they drink each day is truly good for them. In Nature's Perfect Food Melanie Dupuis illuminates these questions by telling the story of how Americans came to drink milk. We learn how cow's milk, which was associated with bacteria and disease became a staple of the American diet. Along the way we encounter 19th century evangelists who were convinced that cow's milk was the perfect food with divine properties, brewers whose tainted cow feed poisoned the milk supply, and informal wetnursing networks that were destroyed with the onset of urbanization and industrialization. Informative and entertaining, Nature's Perfect Food will be the standard work on the history of milk.