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Political Sociology


Political sociology is the study of the relations between state and society. The discipline draws on comparative history to analyze socio-political trends. A typical research question in this area might be: "Why do so few American citizens choose to vote?"

 
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The Sociology and Psychology of Terrorism : Who Becomes a Terroris...

By: Rex A. Hudson

Legal Reference Publication

Preface: The purpose of this study is to focus attention on the types of individuals and groups that are prone to terrorism (see Glossary) in an effort to help improve U.S. counterterrorist methods and policies. The emergence of amorphous and largely unknown terrorist individuals and groups operating independently (freelancers) and the new recruitment patterns of some groups, such as recruiting suicide commandos, female and child terrorists, and scientists capable of dev...

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The Sociology and Psychology of Terrorism : Who Becomes a Terroris...

By: Rex A. Hudson

Legal Reference Publication

Preface: The purpose of this study is to focus attention on the types of individuals and groups that are prone to terrorism (see Glossary) in an effort to help improve U.S. counterterrorist methods and policies. The emergence of amorphous and largely unknown terrorist individuals and groups operating independently (freelancers) and the new recruitment patterns of some groups, such as recruiting suicide commandos, female and child terrorists, and scientists capable of dev...

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Harmony of the Law-Volume 3

By: John Calvin

Religion and Christian Theology Collection

Excerpt: Obedience comes next, which is also circumscribed by certain limits. Paul is a faithful interpreter of this Commandment, where he bids ?children obey their parents.? (Ephesians 6:1; Colossians 3:20.) Honor, therefore, comprises subjection; so that he who shakes off the yoke of his father, and does not allow himself to be governed by his authority, is justly said to despise his father; and it will more clearly appear from other passages, that those who are not ob...

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Measuring Social Capital

By: Christiaan Grootaert

Excerpt: The idea of social capital has enjoyed a remarkable rise to prominence in both the theoretical and applied social science literature over the last decade.1 While lively debate has accompanied that journey, thereby helping to advance our thinking while ...

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The Trampled Grass Mitigating the Impacts of Armed Conflict on the...

By: James Shambaugh

Excerpt: Armed conflict is a very serious problem in parts of Africa today, where many countries are at risk of conflict, engaged in conflict, emerging from conflict, or in a long-term recovery phase. These conflicts are devastating. They cause untold suffering ...

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Vehicle Inspection and Maintenance Programs : International Experi...

By: International Development Agency

Excerpt: Poor urban air quality in cities in the developing world takes a terrible toll in terms of human health and economic losses. Governments at all levels and donor organizations are grappling with the challenge of reducing air pollution. Vehicle emissions ar ...

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An Anticorruption Reader : Supplemental Sources on Transparency, A...

By: International Development Agency

Excerpt: Over the past twenty years, members of the donor community have increasingly recognized that corruption ? commonly (but not uniquely) defined as the abuse of public office for private gain ? is a major impediment to economic development. As the new USAID ...

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World Health Organization : Year 1993 ; World Health Organization,...

By: Aviva Ron

Medical Reference Publication

The Potential for Health insurance 1.1. Current interest in health iasarancc This paper dcds with the potentkajal for hedth insurance as a sl;ible method of financing health care and the proccss of its growth in developing countries. The intensified WHO cooperation approach has placed emphasis on health care financing in assisting target developing countsies to improve access to health care. l'hc development of long-term policy on h c sourccs of rcvcnuc or financing for ...

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World Health Organization : Year 1994 ; 56982: Young People’s Heal...

By: S. T. Toloane

Medical Reference Publication

The health of young people is a concern that has gained importance during the last decade in both developed and developing countries. This joint Ministry of Health and Social Welfare, WHO and UNFPA effort highlights the special needs of the youth in relation to their sexuality, reproductive health, and overall development. It proposes strategies to promote healthy behaviour among young people and action among the key players, at both the local and national level. The att...

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World Health Organization : Year 1996 ; World Health Organization,...

By: Wang Shucheng

Medical Reference Publication

INTRODUCTION At the end of the seventies, China boasted a cooperative medical system that was in place in about 95% of villages. This system involved community participation and costsharing, and enabled access to basic health care to farmers. However, a break in this system occurred as the result of widespread market economic reforms. These reforms basically involved a shift from a communal to a household production system. As a result the collective way of financing rur...

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World Health Organization : Year 1998 ; World Health Organization,...

By: Debra J. Lipson

Medical Reference Publication

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Health improvement of the poor and poverty reduction are two sides of the same coin. Better health makes it more likely that the poor can take advantage of economic opportunities. And improvements in the poor's standard of living will contribute to better health. Health policymakers tend to focus their attention on the first part of this equation by seeking to improve the health of the population through the provision of health care. Yet, they may be mi...

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World Health Organization : Year 1998 ; World Health Organization,...

By: World Health Organization

Medical Reference Publication

INTRODUCTION The meeting was opened by Dr B. Thylefors, Director of the Programme for the Prevention of Blindness and Deafness. He informed the participants that 1998 marked the twentieth year of the Programme (Prevention of Blindness), and it was therefore particularly appropriate to look back at the achievements and constraints that have been experienced, with a view to recommending how the programme should proceed in the future, particularly in respect to monitoring a...

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World Health Organization : Year 1999 ; World Health Organization,...

By: World Health Organization

Medical Reference Publication

Executive Summary In 1988, the World Health Assembly adopted resolution WHA 41.16, which requested the Director-General of WHO to initiate programmes for the prevention and detection of the export, import and smuggling of, inter alia, counterfeit pharmaceutical products. This resolution was reinforced by another WHA resolution in 1994, TjgIHA 47.13, which asked the Director-General to assist Member States in their efforts to ensure that available drugs are good quality, ...

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World Health Organization : Year 2000 ; The Special Programme for ...

By: John Gyapong

Medical Reference Publication

INTRODUCTION Lymphatic filariasis is an important public health and socio-economic problem affecting over 120 million people worldwide. Although there have been some significant successes in the control of the disease, in most endemic countries the burden of lymphatic filariasis remains unaffected, or is even on the increase.However, the introduction in recent years of new drugs and single-dose treatment regimens with diethylcarbamazine (DEC) and/or ivermectin has been a...

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World Health Organization : Year 2001 ; World Health Organization,...

By: Tomris Turmen, Dr.

Medical Reference Publication

An estimated 100 to 140 million girls and women in the world today have undergone some form of female genital mutilation, and 2 million girls are at risk from the practice each year. The great majority of affected women live in sub-Saharan Africa, but the practice is also known in parts of the Middle East and Asia. Today, women with FGM are increasingly found in Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Canada and the United States of America, largely as a result of migration from...

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World Health Organization : Year 2004 ; The Special Programme for ...

By: World Health Organization

Medical Reference Publication

1 INTRODUCTION In 1975, the Executive Board of the World Health Organization and the World Health Assembly called for an international conference to address the conspicuous inequalities in health and health services between countries (World Health Organization, 1988). The 1977 World Health Assembly specified that the central social goal of WHO was a level of “acceptable” health that would allow a “socially and economically productive life” for all people by 2000, and cal...

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Public Health Publication : World Health Organization ; (Php) Publ...

By: William C. Mcgaghie

Medical Reference Publication

Publications of the World Health Organization enjoy copyright protection in accordance with the provisions of Protocol 2 of the Universal Copyright Convention. For rights of reproduction or translation of WHO publications, in part or in toto, application should be made to the Office of Publications, World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland. The World Health Organization welcomes such applications. The designations employed and the presentation of the material in th...

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World Health Organization Publication : Year 2004 ; Issue 92415917...

By: World Health Organization

Medical Reference Publication

The last few years have seen the emergence of an international consensus in global public health: socio-economic development can be achieved only by rigorously promoting the implementation of pro-poor policies within a viable development strategy, financed through a significant increase in health investments.We have witnessed important achievements, including heightened attention among policy-makers to the health of the poor and recent increases in assistance for health....

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World Health Organization Publication : Year 2005 ; Issue 92415930...

By: World Health Organization

Medical Reference Publication

At the World Summit on Sustainable Development at Johannesburg in September 2002 the World Community committed itself to “halve by 2015 the proportion of people without access to safe sanitation”. Since 1990 an estimated 747 million people have gained access to sanitation facilities (equivalent to 205,000 people every day). Despite this huge achievement, a further 1,089 million rural and 1,085 million urban dwellers will need to gain access in the coming 15 years if the ...

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World Health Organization : Technical Report Series, No. 680: Mala...

By: Enrique M. Garcia

Medical Reference Publication

INTRODUCTION The Seventh Asian Malaria Conference, convened by the World Health Organization in Manila, Philippines, was opened by His Excellency the Minister of Health of the Philippines, Dr Enrique M. Garcia, on 3 November 1980. The WHO Regional Director for the Western Pacific, Dr H. Nakajima, welcomed the participants and transmitted an address from the Director-General of the World Health Organization. Messages were received from the WHO Regional Directors for the E...

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