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Levine, Robert A.

Works: 64 works in 276 publications in 2 languages and 8,121 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: HC110.P63, 309.230973
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Most widely held works by Robert A Levine
The poor ye need not have with you: lessons from the War on Poverty by Robert A Levine( Book )

8 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 743 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the War on Poverty , Manpower Programs, Education programs like Head Start, Neighborhood Youth Corps, Upward Bound, Health Programs, Nutrition, Volunteers in Service to America (VISTA), Housing programs, Economic Development, Social Security, Public Assistance Program
The arms debate by Robert A Levine( Book )

16 editions published between 1963 and 2013 in English and German and held by 686 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Public planning: failure and redirection by Robert A Levine( Book )

8 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 563 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aging wisely : strategies for baby boomers and seniors by Robert A Levine( Book )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 347 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Everyone ages. Not everyone ages well. Aging Wisely explains that much of what happens to our minds and bodies as we grow older depends on our approach to life and our attitudes and feelings about ourselves. Though there are elements beyond our control, we must take advantage of those things we can control while dealing competently with adversity. In describing the impact of aging and various conditions associated with the aging process upon our minds and bodies, Aging Wisely provides readers with the knowledge needed to fight back and maximize their relevance and independence. It emphasizes the importance of maintaining the quality of our lives in addition to longevity, for survival alone does not matter if the quality of survival is poor. To age successfully, we must find satisfaction and pleasure in what we do in the time available to us. Here, Robert A. Levine explores how attitudes about aging, and quality of life, can affect the process of aging. He suggests that maintaining a good attitude is a key element to aging well, reminding readers that aside from illnesses and random events, we are in control of our lives. Through personal accounts and real stories from mid-lifers and older people, the various issues associated with the aging process are addressed in an easy-to-follow way to allow people to understand the choices they have, and the decisions they may have to make, when faced with common diseases of aging. Levine devotes chapters to discussing the various illnesses that people can face in their older years and strategies for leading fulfilling lives while reducing their risk of physical and cognitive decline. He considers ageism and its impact on society, and he discusses how advances in science and technology will affect how people age in the future. Levine offers helpful consideration of aging for readers who are preparing themselves for what lies ahead, allowing them to then confront aging with the advantage of being ready
Evaluation research and practice : comparative and international perspectives by American-German Workshop on Evaluation Research( Book )

15 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 309 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The new fiscal federalism and the social safety net : a view from California( Book )

4 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

These essays review the implications of the new fiscal federalism for the states, particularly California, from the perspective of intergovernmental relations, fiscal impact, program administration, and the consequences for the public. Topics include AFDC, child care, child protection, Medicaid, job training, and the impact of prospective federal funding cuts on the California state budget. An introduction by the editors provides an overview of the issues, the nature of proposed policy changes, and their effects. The papers were given at a May 1996 RAND conference and revised to incorporate the observations of state, local, and county officials who participated in the two-day event
Transition and turmoil in the Atlantic Alliance( Book )

9 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and held by 228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Western Europe, 1979-2009 : a view from the United States by Robert A Levine( Book )

6 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As the start of the European Monetary Union (EMU) approaches, Western Europe may be heading for troubles that could extend to the United States. The problem lies in the West European political economy. The imposition of highly restrictive fiscal and monetary criteria laid down in Maastricht in 1991 as requirements for membership in the EMU, coupled with economic impacts brought about by East German reconstruction, has resulted in high unemployment and other harsh realities. If Maastricht's rigid macroeconomic constraints are relaxed--if EMU balances its stress on inflation control and fiscal rectitude with equal emphasis on employment and growth--then rising unemployment may be reversed in the short run and conditions can be set for long-run improvement. If not, and if unemployment remains near or above 12 percent, then the worst is yet to come. What will happen to EMU will depend on the futures of the four key West European political economies: Germany, France, Italy, and the United Kingdom. The author derives four scenarios, ranging from a worst case to "a way out."
Western European nuclear forces : a British, a French, and an American view by Nicholas K. J Witney( Book )

5 editions published in 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Each of the three papers herein focuses on the question: What is the best rationale for the continued existence of the West European--British and French--nuclear forces in the post Cold War period? The British and French papers foresee the two forces operating in increasingly close cooperation. The British paper reviews the history of the UK's nuclear force and nuclear philosophies, searching for a rationale that can preserve the political basis for retaining this mission. The "European Vocation"--British and French forces providing a deterrent to protect all of Europe--provides the most robust rationale, with limits and needs. The French paper reviews the complex past of Gaullist nuclear doctrine and the recent White Paper suggesting changes in that doctrine. It recommends going even further than the White Paper by substantially abandoning nuclear independence and substituting increased cooperation with the British built around the "European Vocation." The American paper is based on a view that values retention of the forces but questions the two European rationales for doing so, on the grounds that a threat to Europe requiring nuclear deterrence is not apparent. It suggests that implicit or explicit inertia may provide enough of a rationale for force retention
Not with a bang but a whimper : Western Europe approaches the third millenium by Robert A Levine( Book )

4 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The current stability of Western Europe appears likely to continue but is by no means guaranteed. The probable stable future is neither grim nor inspiring, but it is preferable to the instability that could be brought about by gambling for a more inspiring outcome. The key to post-Cold-War security and stability lies in economics, and Western Europe needs faster economic growth and lower unemployment. Indeed, if the signs portend downturn rather than accelerated growth, internal instability may become a major problem for the European Union and some of its member states. Economics is also the key to eastward expansion of EU; the former Communist states are likely to become members only as their economies converge with those of the West. In the meantime, NATO may prove a more flexible organization for tying these states to the west and assuring their security. In general, however, Western Europe and the United States should be wary of damaging NATO by trying to improve it in the abstract. Continued U.S. participation in Europe is vital, as is taking care not to damage this relationship in the name of transitory moral or political objectives
Macroeconomic strategy for the 1990s : getting the long run right by Robert A Levine( Book )

4 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The central economic debate for the first half of 1993, couched in terms of short-run economic stimulus versus long-run deficit reduction was misleading for U.S. long-run strategy. Our long-run depends on growth, but economic growth does not have the close relationship to deficit reduction that is frequently asserted, and deficit reduction should not become the central objective of economic strategy that it is becoming. It has been asserted that: (1) U.S. productivity is decreasing, but the record of the 1980s does not bear this out; (2) productivity increases depend on increased investment in business plant and equipment, but technological change and associated factors like education are important; and (3) investment in U.S. plant and equipment has been decreasing because of decreased American savings caused by increased deficits, but investment has not been decreasing, although more of it has been financed from abroad. In any case, increased consumption is frequently a better way of increasing investment than is increased saving. The drive to cut the deficit may thus exert a long-run downward pressure on growth and employment. Further, it may also cut back public expenditures for infrastructure and other needs, which may be as important for growth as private investment. None of this means that the deficit should be ignored. It does mean that it should be put into proper proportion relative to the total of the factors needed to encourage economic growth
Uniform deterrence of nuclear first use by Robert A Levine( Book )

5 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This report proposes initial discussion of a United States-led international policy of Uniform Deterrence of Nuclear First Use (UD). The purpose of such a policy would be to preserve the "firebreak" between nuclear and all other types of weapons, which since 1945 has been the key to preventing nuclear combat. The report analyzes both the role of UD in achieving its primary objective of deterring first use, and implementation of punishment for first use (preferably non-nuclear punishment) if deterrence fails. The discussion stresses the distinction between the deterrence of the use of nuclear weapons, which is the purpose of UD, and policies to discourage proliferation of the possession of nuclear weapons; but it contends that UD and anti-proliferation efforts should be complementary. The primary conclusion is that although implementation after a failure of deterrence would be difficult, it would not be impossible, and that UD can materially decrease the likelihood of first use in many cases. An open question is its acceptability, internationally and within the United States, which is why this report is an opening of discussion, not a closure
The second RAND/DIW/IFO Conference and the implications of the evolving German-American economic relationship by RAND/DIW/IFO Conference and the Implications of the Evolving German-American Economic Relationship( Book )

5 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This report presents four key papers and a summary of proceedings from the June 1993 conference, "The Implications of the Evolving German-American Economic Relationship."
Adjusting to global economic change : the dangerous road ahead by Robert A Levine( Book )

9 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author combines macroeconomic history with a brief exposition of economic theory that stems from and explains that history and explores how that experience may apply to the future. He examines the Great Depression, World War II and the following prosperous quarter century, the stagflation and recovery of the 1970s and 1980s, the information technology boom that lasted through the 1990s, and the current economic crisis. In most macroeconomic crises, the worst case-depression or inflation-is fairly clear, and modern policymakers have the tools at hand to cope. He warns that the worst case now may be both-stagflation-and makes some brief suggestions about the new tools needed and policy suggestions for escaping the worst effects of the crisis
U.S. interests and intervention in the nuclear age by Robert A Levine( Book )

5 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This report considers what interests the United States has risked the use of nuclear weapons to defend, under what conditions it might do so in the future, and the kinds of risks that would be involved. It discusses concepts and definitions surrounding the use of nuclear weapons in the defense of interests, outlines the history of U.S. pursuit of national interests by military means, and analyzes the debate over the same issues in terms of opposing schools of thought involved today and as they have developed over the past 25 years
The arms debate and the Third World : have we learned from Vietnam? by Robert A Levine( Book )

3 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

To analyze both the current arms debate and its roots, this report considers the schools of thought into which the debaters (the "Confronters," the "Disengagers," the "Interventionist Middle," and the "Noninterventionist Middle") are divided, and the key issues over which they differ: (1) the delineation of U.S. worldwide interests; (2) the causes of insurgency and other turmoil in the Third World and the effectiveness of various responses; and (3) the role of the United States in general and the U.S. military in particular in combating insurgency. The analysis examines these issues over four time periods: pre-Vietnam (the early 1960s), during Vietnam, Vietnam in retrospect (analyses published after the end of the conflict), and the present. The author identifies two major changes in American views on Third World policy that can be attributed to the Vietnam experience: Nobody now advocates U.S. military intervention in the Third World on a scale approaching that in Vietnam, and among those who do contemplate a possible need for some intervention somewhere in the future, there is recognition that major economic/political/social action must be coupled with the use of military force
Flexible flight : the Air Force role in a changing Europe, 1987-1991 by Robert A Levine( Book )

5 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this report, the author summarizes RAND political and military analysis of Europe in 1987 through 1991 as it was carried out in support of Air Force and other planners of the U.S. military posture on that continent. He divides the analyses into four periods: the Cold War era, the period of serious arms control negotiations, the end of the Warsaw Pact and the reunification of Germany, and the end of the Soviet Union. Analyses from the last period examined two hypothetical scenarios (a limited Soviet invasion of Poland and a Syrian/Iraqi invasion of Turkey) to suggest what military structure NATO might need. The author concludes that, due to its mobility and rapid-response capability, air power is particularly suited to an era characterized by uncertainty and rapid change and thus should be the centerpiece of U.S. and NATO military forces in Europe
The strategic nuclear debate by Robert A Levine( Book )

3 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"To analyze the debate over the use and control of nuclear weapons, this report divides the debaters into three groups (the "Extenders," the "Limiters," and the "Disarmers") and defines the two major issues that divide them: (1) whether, in what circumstances, and how nuclear weapons should be used--or threatened--for any purpose other than to deter or defeat use of such weapons against U.S. territory; and (2) how hard to strive for explicit agreements with the Soviet Union to control nuclear weapons. The author suggests that the strategic nuclear debate has changed little since the 1960s in spite of radically changing circumstances, because (1) the premises remain untestable, so it is easy to believe or rationalize anything; (2) nuclear weapons are different and their dangers represent an unprecedented discontinuity in human history; and (3) the Soviet Union remains an adversary of the United States."--Rand abstracts
NATO, the subjective alliance : the debate over the future by Robert A Levine( Book )

5 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This report analyzes the range of differing views on national and international security policy in the 1980s. The questions asked are: What are the issues over which those who debate arms policy in the 1980s differ? Why -- logically, not psychologically or politically -- do they differ? How have these differences developed from the debates of the 1960s? The objective of this project is to increase understanding of the premises and lines of reasoning that cause people to disagree and, by improving the debate, to improve the making of security policy in the United States and other Western democracies where the debate matters. Keywords: Defense planning; NATO history; International relations; Foreign policy; Arms control; Disarmament; Political alliances. (edc)
Toward a stable transition in Europe : a conservative/activist strategy for the United States by Robert A Levine( Book )

6 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At a time of extraordinary change and uncertainty in European affairs, this analysis urges a conservative/activist strategy for a stable transition to a new Europe. Believing that one must attend to dangers before taking advantage of opportunities, the authors call for conservatism in hedging against the dangers and activism in reducing apparent obstacles. Among the interests that require continued U.S. participation, the authors cite European stability in addition to continued military defense and encouragement of favorable Soviet trends, democratization and self-determination in Eastern Europe, and European prosperity. Paramount, however, is the U.S. interest in helping determine Europe's short- and long-run futures. Adjustments in Western security must be made on the basis of observed changes, not expected changes, the authors caution. To that end, this analysis presents a tripartite strategy comprising military, political, and economic considerations. Should setbacks occur, such as the collapse of perestroika, the major advantage of this modest and realistic strategy over a detailed structure for the future is that it permits a pause for reexamination and, if necessary, readjustment
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Levine, R.

Levine, R. 1930-

Levine, R. A.

Levine, R. A. 1930-

Levine, R. A. (Robert A.)

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Levine, Robert 1930-2010

Levine. Robert Arthur

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Western Europe, 1979-2009 : a view from the United StatesNot with a bang but a whimper : Western Europe approaches the third milleniumMacroeconomic strategy for the 1990s : getting the long run rightAdjusting to global economic change : the dangerous road ahead