Hard Choices

Hard Choices
Author: Hillary Rodham Clinton
Pages: 535
ISBN: 1471131521
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Release: 2015
Editor: Simon & Schuster Limited
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON'S INSIDE ACCOUNT OF THE CRISES, CHOICES AND CHALLENGES SHE FACED DURING HER FOUR YEARS AS AMERICA'S 67THSECRETARY OF STATE, AND HOW THOSE EXPERIENCES DRIVE HER VIEW OF THE FUTURE, INCLUDING A NEW EPILOGUE. 'All of us face hard choices in our lives,' Hillary Rodham Clinton writes at the start of this personal chronicle of years at the centre of world events. 'Life is about making such choices. Our choices and how we handle them shape the people we become.' In the aftermath of her 2008 presidential run, she expected to return to representing New York in the Unites States Senate. To her surprise, her formal rival for the Democratic Party nomination, newly elected President Barack Obama, asked her to serve in his administration as Secretary of State. This memoir is the story of the four extraordinary and historic years that followed, and the hard choices that she and her colleagues confronted. Secretary Clinton and President Obama had to decide how to repair fractured alliances, wind down two wars and address a global financial crisis. They faced a rising competitor in China, growing threats from Iran and North Korea, and revolutions across the Middle East. Along the way, they grappled with some of the toughest dilemmas of US foreign policy, especially the decision to send Americans into harm's way, from Afghanistan to Libya to the hunt for Osama bin Laden. By the end of her tenure, Secretary Clinton had visited 112 countries, travelled nearly one million miles and gained a truly global perspective on many of the major trends reshaping the landscape of the twenty-first century, from economic inequality to climate change to revolutions in energy, communications and health. Drawing on conversations with numerous leaders and experts, Secretary Clinton offers her views on what it will take for the United States to compete and thrive in an interdependent world. She makes a passionate case for human rights and the full participation in society of girls, youth and LGBT people. An astute eyewitness to decades of social change, she distinguishes the trendlines from the headlines and describes the progress occurring throughout the world, day after day. Secretary Clinton's descriptions of diplomatic conversations at the highest levels offer readers a masterclass in international relations, as does her analysis of how we can best use 'smart power' to deliver security and prosperity in a rapidly changing world - one in which America remains the indispensable nation.

Hard Choices

Hard Choices
Author: Hillary Rodham Clinton
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9781925030471
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Release: 2014-06-10
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Hillary Rodham Clinton’s inside account of the crises, choices, and challenges she faced during her four years as America’s 67th Secretary of State, and how those experiences drive her view of the future. “All of us face hard choices in our lives,” Hillary Rodham Clinton writes at the start of this personal chronicle of years at the center of world events. “Life is about making such choices. Our choices and how we handle them shape the people we become.” In the aftermath of her 2008 presidential run, she expected to return to representing New York in the United States Senate. To her surprise, her former rival for the Democratic Party nomination, newly elected President Barack Obama, asked her to serve in his administration as Secretary of State. This memoir is the story of the four extraordinary and historic years that followed, and the hard choices that she and her colleagues confronted. Secretary Clinton and President Obama had to decide how to repair fractured alliances, wind down two wars, and address a global financial crisis. They faced a rising competitor in China, growing threats from Iran and North Korea, and revolutions across the Middle East. Along the way, they grappled with some of the toughest dilemmas of US foreign policy, especially the decision to send Americans into harm’s way, from Afghanistan to Libya to the hunt for Osama bin Laden. By the end of her tenure, Secretary Clinton had visited 112 countries, traveled nearly one million miles, and gained a truly global perspective on many of the major trends reshaping the landscape of the twenty-first century, from economic inequality to climate change to revolutions in energy, communications, and health. Drawing on conversations with numerous leaders and experts, Secretary Clinton offers her views on what it will take for the United States to compete and thrive in an interdependent world. She makes a passionate case for human rights and the full participation in society of women, youth, and LGBT people. An astute eyewitness to decades of social change, she distinguishes the trendlines from the headlines and describes the progress occurring throughout the world, day after day. Secretary Clinton’s descriptions of diplomatic conversations at the highest levels offer readers a master class in international relations, as does her analysis of how we can best use “smart power” to deliver security and prosperity in a rapidly changing world—one in which America remains the indispensable nation.

Hard Choices

Hard Choices
Author: Isaac Levi
Pages: 250
ISBN: 0521386306
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Release: 1990-04-27
Editor: Cambridge University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

It is a commonplace that in making decisions agents often have to juggle competing values, and that no choice will maximize satisfaction of them all. However, the prevailing account of these cases assumes that there is always a single ranking of the agent's values, and therefore no unresolvable conflict among them. Isaac Levi denies this assumption, arguing that agents often must choose without having balanced their different values and that to be rational, an act does not have to be optimal, only what Levi terms "admissible." This book explores the consequences of denying the assumption and develops a general approach to decision-making under unresolved conflict. Professor Levi argues not only against the "strict Bayesian" position, but also against all the recent attempts to develop alternative models to Bayesianism. The book, which continues from his earlier The Enterprise of Knowledge, is certain to make an original and controversial contribution to the debates over choice theory.

Hard Choices

Hard Choices
Author: Jonathan Moore
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9781461637219
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Release: 1998-11-19
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Since Somalia, the international community has found itself changing its view of humanitarian intervention. Operations designed to alleviate suffering and achieve peace sometimes produce damaging results. The United Nations, nongovernmental organizations, military and civilian agencies alike find themselves in the midst of confusion and weakness where what they seek are clarity and stability. Competing needs, rights, and values can obscure even the best international efforts to quell violence and assuage crises of poverty. More attention must be paid to the complexity of issues and moral dilemmas involved. This volume of original essays by international policy leaders, practitioners, and scholars brings together insights into the conflicting moral pressures present in different kinds of interventions ranging from Rwanda and Somalia to Haiti, Cambodia, and Bosnia. From their various cultural and professional perspectives the authors cover issues of human rights, sanctions, arms trade, refugees, HIV, and the media. Together they make the case that, although there are no easy answers, moral reflection and content can improve the quality of decisionmaking and intervention in internal conflicts. Published under the auspices of The International Committee of the Red Cross.

Hard Choices

Hard Choices
Author: Harold Coward,Andrew J. Weaver
Pages: 282
ISBN: 9781554580811
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Release: 2006-01-01
Editor: Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Drought, floods, hurricanes, forest fires, ice storms, blackouts, dwindling fish stocks...what Canadian has not experienced one of these or more, or heard about the “greenhouse” effect, and not wondered what is happening to our climate? Yet most of us have a poor understanding of this extremely important issue, and need better, reliable scientific information. Hard Choices: Climate Change in Canada delivers some hard facts to help us make some of those hard choices. This new collection of essays by leading Canadian scientists, engineers, social scientists, and humanists offers an overview and assessment of climate change and its impacts on Canada from physical, social, technological, economic, political, and ethical / religious perspectives. Interpreting and summarizing the large and complex literatures from each of these disciplines, the book offers a multidisciplinary approach to the challenges we face in Canada. Special attention is given to Canada’s response to the Kyoto Protocol, as well as an assessment of the overall adequacy of Kyoto as a response to the global challenge of climate change. Hard Choices fills a gap in available books which provide readers with reliable information on climate change and its impacts that are specific to Canada. While written for the general reader, it is also well suited for use as an undergraduate text in environmental studies courses.

Hard Choices

Hard Choices
Author: Donald Low
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9789971698294
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Release: 2014-04-22
Editor: Flipside Digital Content Company Inc.
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Singapore is changing. The consensus that the PAP government has constructed and maintained over five decades is fraying. The assumptions that underpin Singaporean exceptionalism are no longer accepted as easily and readily as before. Among these are the ideas that the country is uniquely vulnerable, that this vulnerability limits its policy and political options, that good governance demands a degree of political consensus that ordinary democratic arrangements cannot produce, and that the country's success requires a competitive meritocracy accompanied by relatively little income or wealth redistribution.But the policy and political conundrums that Singapore faces today are complex and defy easy answers. Confronted with a political landscape that is likely to become more contested, how should the government respond? What reforms should it pursue? This collection of essays suggests that a far-reaching and radical rethinking of the country's policies and institutions is necessary, even if it weakens the very consensus that enabled Singapore to succeed in its first fifty years.

Hard Choices

Hard Choices
Author: Sudhir Thomas Vadaketh,Donald Low
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9789971698164
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Release: 2014-04-21
Editor: NUS Press
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

Singapore is changing. The consensus that the PAP government has constructed and maintained over five decades is fraying. The assumptions that underpin Singaporean exceptionalism are no longer accepted as easily and readily as before. Among these are the ideas that the country is uniquely vulnerable, that this vulnerability limits its policy and political options, that good governance demands a degree of political consensus that ordinary democratic arrangements cannot produce, and that the countryÍs success requires a competitive meritocracy accompanied by relatively little income or wealth redistribution. But the policy and political conundrums that Singapore faces today are complex and defy easy answers. Confronted with a political landscape that is likely to become more contested, how should the government respond? What reforms should it pursue? This collection of essays suggests that a far-reaching and radical rethinking of the country's policies and institutions is necessary, even if it weakens the very consensus that enabled Singapore to succeed in its first fifty years.

Hard Choices

Hard Choices
Author: Jerry Buckland
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9781442662612
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Release: 2012-03-30
Editor: University of Toronto Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

When low-income city dwellers lack access to mainstream banking services, many end up turning to ‘fringe banks,’ such as cheque-cashers and pawnshops, for some or all of their financial transactions. This predicament of ‘financial exclusion’ – faced by those underserved by conventional financial institutions – is comprehensively examined in Jerry Buckland's powerful study, Hard Choices. The first account of the nature and causes of financial exclusion in Canada, Hard Choices thoroughly integrates economic and social data on consumer choice, bank behaviour, and government policy. Buckland demonstrates why the current two-tier system of banking is becoming increasingly dysfunctional, especially in the context of new credit products that aggravate income inequality and stifle local economic growth. Featuring a foreword by esteemed economics scholar John P. Caskey, Hard Choices presents pragmatic policy improvements on both the public and private levels that can promote and build financial inclusion for all.

Hard Choices Or No Choices

Hard Choices Or No Choices
Author: Amelita Armit,Jacques Bourgault,Institut d'administration publique du Canada,University of Regina. Canadian Plains Research Center
Pages: 191
ISBN: 0920715370
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Release: 1996
Editor: Institute of Public Administration of Canada
Language: un

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Hard Choices Soft Law

Hard Choices  Soft Law
Author: John J. Kirton,Michael J. Trebilcock
Pages: 392
ISBN: 9781351931632
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Release: 2017-03-02
Editor: Routledge
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

An important read for academics and policy-makers alike, Hard Choices, Soft Law asserts that voluntary standards, or 'soft' law, are an important supplement to international law in a number of areas. This key work firstly outlines the approach taken to combining soft and hard law and trade, environment and labour values in the WTO and NAFTA, and in the prospective Millennium Round. Then, using the forestry sector - a realm where formal international law remains largely absent - the book provides a detailed examination of the role of soft law in action. It demonstrates how soft and hard law can be combined to promote trade, environmental and social cohesion, in ways that also permit sustainable development. The book presents a wealth of knowledge from a range of contributors familiar with the work of the G7/G8, the OECD, the Biodiversity Convention and the Codex Alimentarius.

Very Hard Choices

Very Hard Choices
Author: Spider Robinson
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9781618246714
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Release: 2008-06-01
Editor: Baen Publishing Enterprises
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Target: Smelly the Telepath! Smelly. Hermit by necessity. The worlds most receptive telepath. But now sinister forces within the government are after Smelly for their own nefarious purposes, and only empathetic journalist Russel Walker, with the aid a mysterious former spook who may not have Smellys best interest at heart, can stop them! At the publisher's request, this title is sold without DRM (Digital Rights Management). The sequel to the touching and creepy Very Bad Deaths, another spell-binding thriller and tome of wisdom from master storyteller (and Nebula and three-time Hugo-Award-winner), Spider Robinson! _An inside-out crime tale with a warm and friendly auraãhumanistic entertainment." ¾ AudioFile on Spider Robinsons Very Bad Deaths.

Hard Choices

Hard Choices
Author: Jonathan Moore
Pages: 322
ISBN: 0847690318
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Release: 1998
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

Since Somalia, the international community has found itself changing its view of humanitarian intervention. More attention must be paid to the complexity of issues and moral dilemmas involved. This volume of original essays by international policy leaders, practitioners, and scholars brings together insights into the conflicting moral pressures present in different kinds of interventions ranging from Rwanda and Somalia to Haiti, Cambodia, and Bosnia. Together the authors make the case that moral reflection and content can improve the quality of decisionmaking and intervention in internal conflicts, especially those that involve sanctions, refugees, human rights, development, and arms. Published under the auspices of The International Committee of the Red Cross.

Making Work and Family Work

Making Work and Family Work
Author: Jeffrey H. Greenhaus,Gary N. Powell
Pages: 164
ISBN: 9781317702726
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Release: 2016-07-22
Editor: Routledge
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Making Work and Family Work investigates the difficult choices that contemporary employees must face when juggling work and family with a view to identifying the smart choices that all parties involved—society, employers, employees and families—should make to promote greater work–life balance. Leading scholars Jeffrey Greenhaus and Gary Powell begin by identifying the factors that work against an employee’s ability to be effective and satisfied in their work and family roles. From there, they examine a variety of factors that impact the decision-making process that employees and their families can use to enhance employees’ feelings of work-family balance and families’ well-being. Covering a comprehensive set of topics and perspectives, this fascinating book will appeal to upper-level students of human resource management, organizational behavior, industrial/organizational psychology, sociology, and economics, as well as to thoughtful and engaged professionals.

Hard Choices

Hard Choices
Author: Kathleen Gerson
Pages: 350
ISBN: 0520908139
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Release: 1986-03-17
Editor: Univ of California Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

How do women choose between work and family commitments? And what are the causes, limits, and consequences of the "subtle revolution" in women's choices over the 1960s and 1970s? To answer these questions, Kathleen Gerson analyzes the experiences of a carefully selected group of middle-class and working-class women who were young adults in the 1970s. Their informative life histories reveal the emerging social forces in American society that have led today's women to face several difficult choices.

Making Hard Choices in Journalism Ethics

Making Hard Choices in Journalism Ethics
Author: David E. Boeyink,Sandra L. Borden
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9781135856182
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Release: 2010-04-05
Editor: Routledge
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This book teaches students how to make the difficult ethical decisions that journalists routinely face. By taking a case-based approach, the authors argue that the best way to make an ethical decision is to look closely at a particular situation, rather than looking first to an abstract set of ethical theories or principles. This book goes beyond the traditional approaches of many other journalism textbooks by using cases as the starting point for building ethical practices. Casuistry, the technical name of such a method, develops provisional guidelines from the bottom up by reasoning analogically from an "easy" ethical case (the "paradigm") to "harder" ethical cases. Thoroughly grounded in actual experience, this method admits more nuanced judgments than most theoretical approaches.

Hard Choices for Loving People

Hard Choices for Loving People
Author: Hank Dunn
Pages: 80
ISBN: 1928560067
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Release: 2009
Editor: A & a Publishers
Language: en

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Hard Choices Easy Answers

Hard Choices  Easy Answers
Author: R. Michael Alvarez,John Brehm
Pages: 247
ISBN: 069109635X
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Release: 2002
Editor: Princeton University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Nathan Millward had a dream - he wanted to ride across the world on a small motorbike. A decommissioned Australia Post bike, to be precise. But that was just something he liked to talk about; he would never actually go ahead and do it. Right? When he learns that he has just twenty days to leave Australia before his visa expires, he has a choice to make: stay on illegally, or go back to England, leaving behind the girl he has fallen in love with. Stay or go? Then, much to his surprise, the girl comes up with a solution: he should make the trip he is always talking about. With hardly any money, and protected by little more than a T-shirt, combat shorts, Converse sneakers and a pair of welding gloves, Nathan hits the road on his clapped-out postie bike. From Sydney to Darwin, then through East Timor, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Nepal and India; onwards through Pakistan and China, then west through the 'Stans, Russia, Ukraine and the home run through Europe to England. He travels with nothing more than the gear he can carry on the back of the bike he has nicknamed Dot, and at an average speed of 65 km/h. GOING POSTAL has it all: foreign cultures, wrong turns, the kindness of strangers and the bitter-sweet trials of love. By turns funny, poignant and inspiring, it will have every reader asking themself: if you put your mind to it, what can you achieve?

Good Kids Tough Choices

Good Kids  Tough Choices
Author: Rushworth M. Kidder
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9780470547625
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Release: 2010-09-27
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A practical analysis and inspiring guide for teaching kids "ethical fitness" Parents are beginning to realize that deficiencies in ethics and character are becoming a big problem among our nation's children. According to the latest data, lying, cheating, and rampant insensitivity to other people are increasingly common. What can parents do? In this book, ethics expert Rushworth Kidder shows how to customize interventions to a child's age and temperament. He encourages parents not to give up, since what they do can always make a difference, regardless of how long or deep the bad habits of dishonesty may be. Encourages parents to intervene early and re-establish children on the right course Explores the keys to ethical behavior: honesty, responsibility, respect, fairness, and compassion All of Kidder's practical advice is based on the latest psychological and neuroscientific research about how kids develop character and learn what's right and wrong.

Hard Choices

Hard Choices
Author: Cyrus Roberts Vance
Pages: 541
ISBN: UOM:39015054022135
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Release: 1983
Editor: Simon & Schuster
Language: en

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Soft Coal Hard Choices

Soft Coal  Hard Choices
Author: Price V. Fishback
Pages: 296
ISBN: 0195361938
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Release: 1992-05-28
Editor: Oxford University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

While most studies of labor in the coal industry focus on the struggle to organize unions, this work offers a more diverse and quantitative examination of the labor market. It regards the economic lives of the bituminous coal miners in the early twentieth century. Fishback's analytic framework encompasses competition among employers for labor, the legal environment, institutional development in response to transactions costs as well as the impact of labor unions on the coal industry. Utilizing economic theory and statistics, Fishback reveals the models hidden in the descriptions of events, and then tests their internal consistency as well as the hypotheses they generate.