Hard Choices

Hard Choices
Author: Hillary Rodham Clinton
Pages: 535
ISBN: 1471131521
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Release: 2015
Editor: Simon & Schuster Limited
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 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: 656
ISBN: 9781471131530
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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 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: Sudhir Thomas Vadaketh,Donald Low
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9789971698164
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Release: 2014-04-21
Editor: NUS Press
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 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: Isaac Levi
Pages: 250
ISBN: 0521386306
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Release: 1990-04-27
Editor: Cambridge University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This book explores the consequences of denying the assumption and develops a general approach to decision-making under unresolved conflict.

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: Jonathan Moore
Pages: 322
ISBN: 0847690318
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Release: 1998
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield
Language: en

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.

Hard Choices

Hard Choices
Author: Peter Ricketts
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9781838951825
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Release: 2021-05-13
Editor: Atlantic Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A groundbreaking exploration of the difficult decisions Britain faces outside the EU in a fast-changing world.After decades of peace and prosperity, the international order put in place after World War II is rapidly coming to an end. Disastrous foreign wars, global recession, the meteoric rise of China and India and the COVID pandemic have undermined the power of the West's international institutions and unleashed the forces of nationalism and protectionism.In this lucid and groundbreaking analysis, one of Britain's most experienced senior diplomats highlights the key dilemmas Britain faces, from trade to security, arguing that international co-operation and solidarity are the surest ways to prosper in a world more dangerous than ever.

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: 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.

Indian Village on the Cheyenne Dakota

Indian Village on the Cheyenne  Dakota
Author: Anonim
Pages: 2
ISBN: OCLC:7997074
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Release: 1899*
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Hard Choices Easy Decisions

Hard Choices  Easy Decisions
Author: Mary Alice Kellogg
Pages: 126
ISBN: 0671672827
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Release: 1991
Editor: Touchstone
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Provides a step-by-step decision making system to help in making major personal decisions, from choosing a college or a career to deciding whether to get married or take a new job

Trade Unions in Western Europe

Trade Unions in Western Europe
Author: Rebecca Gumbrell-McCormick,Richard Hyman
Pages: 242
ISBN: 9780199644414
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Release: 2013-09
Editor: Oxford University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The book examines trade unions in ten west European countries: Britain, Ireland, Sweden, Denmark, Germany, Austria, the Netherlands, Belgium, France and Italy. It describes how they have evolved historically and the main challenges which they currently face. It examines how they have responded to membership loss and (in many countries) to a weakening of collective bargaining, as well as a decline in political influence. Is there a general move towards union'revitalization'? The book shows that there is indeed evidence of this, but the process is uneven; unions in some countries have not yet experienced sufficient challenges to their established position,others seem to lack the capacity to respond strategically.

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.

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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Hard Choices Easy Life Easy Choices Hard Life

 Hard Choices  Easy Life  Easy Choices  Hard Life
Author: Score Your Goal
Pages: 112
ISBN: 1072454602
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Release: 2019-06-06
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"Hard choices, easy life. Easy choices, hard life."-Jerzy Gregorek

Making Hard Choices in Journalism Ethics

Making Hard Choices in Journalism Ethics
Author: David E. Boeyink,Sandra L. Borden
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9781135856199
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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

Hard Choices
Author: Christopher Pierson
Pages: 169
ISBN: 0745619851
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Release: 2001-05-08
Editor: Blackwell Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

As the twenty-first century dawned, social democratic parties across Europe and beyond found themselves newly, and rather surprisingly, in the ascendant. Britain's New Labour was only the most spectacular in a whole series of political restorations. For many, this renewal only became possible when 'modernizing' social democratic parties jettisoned their old ideological and institutional baggage, setting off down a 'third way' that rejected the outmoded ideas of both left and right. The argument of Hard Choices is that this view is doubly misleading: it misrepresents the past and misunderstands the present. The first half of the book restores some of the complexity to social democracy's past and shows that it was much more subtle, varied and intelligent than its latter-day critics suppose. Turning to the present, the second half of the book shows how a few contemporary half-truths - relating to globalization and demographic change - have been used to justify the abandonment of the defining core of a social democratic politics. The book does not argue that 'nothing has really changed'. In fact, a great deal has changed and policy-makers have to adjust to a range of new circumstances, constraints (and opportunities). But those who exhort us simply to abandon the 'traditional' terrain of the centre-left are wrong. Social democracy remains just what it always was - a politics of messy compromises and hard choices. This book will appeal to undergraduates, postgraduates and scholars in politics, social policy and political sociology, as well as the interested general reader.

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.

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

Hard Choices
Author: Donald K Emmerson
Pages: 398
ISBN: 9789812309143
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Release: 2009
Editor: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The region's most powerful organisation, ASEAN, is being challenged to ensure security and encourage democracy while simultaneously reinventing itself as a model of Asian regionalism. Ten analysts from six countries address the pressing questions that Southeast Asia faces in the 21st century.