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Download E-books Blind Man's Bluff: The Untold Story Of American Submarine Espionage PDF

By Sherry Sontag, Christopher Drew, Annette Lawrence Drew

Over the process 5 years, investigative newshounds Sherry Sontag and Chris Drew interviewed countless numbers of guys who had by no means spoken approximately their underwater lives—not even to their better halves and youngsters. They exposed a wealth of labeled info: the tapping of undersea Soviet mobilephone cables, the stealing of Soviet guns, the tragic collisions of enemy submarines. They inform of medals provided in mystery and deaths disguised with disinformation. Blind Man's Bluff is a serious paintings of background that reads with the entire pleasure of a Tom Clancy novel and the entire tragedy of Das Boot.

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Download E-books Die Drogenlüge: Warum Drogenverbote den Terrorismus fördern und Ihrer Gesundheit schaden (German Edition) PDF

By Mathias Bröckers

Der Krieg gegen die Drogen ist nicht zu gewinnen.

Bestsellerautor Mathias Bröckers zeigt, wie und warum das Geschäft mit den Drogen gerade durch die Prohibition so attraktiv ist und wie Politik, Mafia und Lobbyisten davon profitieren. Bundeswehr und NATO etwa sichern und bewachen in Afghanistan derzeit die größte Heroinproduktion aller Zeiten - und das ist nur eine von vielen absurden Auswirkungen des umfassenden internationalen Drogenverbotes.

1909 brachte eine internationale Opiumkommission das erste Globalisierungsgesetz auf den Weg, das Verbot von Drogen. Ein Jahrhundert später ist dieses Verbot nicht nur sozial- und gesundheitspolitisch gescheitert, sondern unterminiert durch seine Nebenwirkungen die Rechtsordnung und Gesellschaft in vielen Regionen der Welt: Drogengeld ist die Hauptfinanzquelle des internationalen Terrorismus und der organisierten Kriminalität. Die Kosten des Verbots übertreffen bei weitem die gesellschaftlichen Schäden des Drogenkonsums. Nur ein Ende der Prohibition und die konsequente Legalisierung aller Drogen kann diese Spirale von Schwarzgeld, Gewalt und Terror stoppen.

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Download E-books National Suicide: How Washington Is Destroying the American Dream from A to Z PDF

By Martin L. Gross

From the New York Times bestselling writer of The govt Racket, a decision for Revolution and The Tax Racket comes a scathing indictment of the dysfunctional federal govt and its reckless omit for the way forward for our country.

the govt. of the us is a juggernaut of mismanagement, malfeasance and incompetence. regardless of the robust origin laid down by means of the founding fathers, it's headed to extinction.

From the choice minimal Tax to Zip Codes, New York Times bestselling writer Martin L. Gross outlines the courses that experience exploded financially, the legislation that had thoroughly unintentional outcomes, and the scams perpetrated through legislators motive upon ultimate in place of work it doesn't matter what the fee to the nation—and its electorate.

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Download E-books Organizational Assessment and Improvement in the Public Sector Workbook (ASPA Series in Public Administration and Public Policy) PDF

By Kathleen M. Immordino

Public companies on the federal, nation, and native degrees are knowing simply how very important it truly is to evaluate and enhance their present functionality and to show info on their achievements and possibilities to employees, leaders, and determination makers in addition to externally to parts. Organizational overview and development within the Public zone Workbook offers public management practitioners, in any respect degrees of presidency, with sensible suggestion and instruments they could use in making plans and carrying out an overview in their association and developing usable motion plans for imposing the results.

This workbook addresses how to:

  • Determine even if an organizational review would get advantages a selected organization
  • Evaluate organizational readiness for review, when it comes to management help, organizational priorities, timing, employees engagement, time and effort, and monetary resources
  • Select an evaluate device and technique
  • Influence selection makers and determine organizational champions
  • Communicate successfully to inner and exterior constituents
  • Engage staff within the process

The ebook publications determination making approximately evaluation by means of developing information of the to be had strategies and issues, and by means of offering a framework for discussions that may ensure the fitting strategy for an company. every one bankruptcy comprises either info and instruments, together with surveys, routines, and worksheets that are utilized by businesses in any respect degrees to figure out no matter if and the way to behavior a significant organizational review, and the way to show the result of that evaluation into organizational advancements.

Designed particularly to fulfill the wishes of presidency agencies, utilizing language and examples that illustrate the demanding situations and the realities of operating within the public area, this workbook offers the instruments to aid practitioners "do extra with much less" and advertise a tradition of assessment.

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Download E-books Wiki Government: How Technology Can Make Government Better, Democracy Stronger, and Citizens More Powerful PDF

By Beth Simone Noveck

Collaborative democracy—government with the people—is a brand new imaginative and prescient of governance within the electronic age. Wiki Government explains easy methods to translate the imaginative and prescient into fact. Beth Simone Noveck attracts on her adventure in developing Peer-to-Patent, the federal government's first social networking initiative, to teach how expertise can attach the services of the numerous to the ability of the few. within the approach, she unearths what it takes to innovate in government.

Launched in 2007, Peer-to-Patent connects patent examiners to volunteer scientists and technologists through the internet. those devoted yet overtaxed officers come to a decision which of the million-plus patent functions presently within the pipeline to approve. Their judgements aid be certain which start-up pioneers a brand new and which disappears with no hint. Patent examiners have commonly labored in mystery, bring to a halt from crucial details and racing opposed to the clock to rule on long, technical claims. Peer-to-Patent broke this mildew through growing on-line networks of self-selecting citizen specialists and channeling their wisdom and exuberance into kinds that patent examiners can simply use.

Peer-to-Patent indicates how policymakers can increase decisionmaking by way of harnessing networks to public associations. by means of encouraging, coordinating, and structuring citizen participation, know-how could make executive either extra open and greater at fixing present day complicated social and financial difficulties. Wiki executive describes how this version will be utilized in a wide selection of settings and provides a basic rethinking of potent governance and democratic legitimacy for the twenty-first century.

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Download E-books How Does A Policy Mean?: Interpreting Policy and Organizational Actions PDF

By Dvora Yanow

This ebook deals a brand new, interpretive means of realizing organisations and coverage by means of studying how they impart that means via symbolic language, items, and act. Yanow argues that contested evidence in coverage frequently mirror diverse coverage meanings, that are frequently recognized tacitly and communicated during the symbols utilized by an imposing organization.

Yanow argues that coverage and organizational activities are usually as expressive of crew or nationwide id as they're instrumentally orientated. Drawing at the Israel company of group facilities as a longer representation of her arguments, she exhibits how coverage meanings can be communicated to a number of audiences throughout the agency's activities. utilizing language, actual artifacts, and acts, Yanow explores how one imaginative and prescient of Israeli identification was once communicated tacitly, at a time while Jewish Israeli "ethnicity" was once publicly undiscussable. In analyzing public rules and administrative practices as ways that a polity constructs and narrates its identification, Yanow indicates how the case instance increases questions of what it capacity to be a "good" Israeli.

Unlike so much coverage stories which reflect on companies inside of a void, How Does a coverage Mean? places coverage in a societal context. Yanow's interpretation of the coverage method extends past the sphere of public coverage to ascertain the best way businesses determine id and picture for themselves and for the broader public. Her research could be of worth to these fascinated by political technological know-how, public management, and organizational reviews.

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