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Works: 18,004 works in 33,624 publications in 2 languages and 1,078,078 library holdings
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Classifications: AS36.R35, 355.033573
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Welfare reform in California : state and county implementation of CalWORKs in the first year by Patricia A Ebener( Book )

16 editions published between 1999 and 2001 in English and held by 820 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This report describes the implementation of California's Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Kids (CalWORKs) program in its first two years. According to the CalWORKs welfare-to-work model, immediately following the approval of the aid application, nearly all recipients search for jobs in the context of Job Clubs. For those who do not find employment through job search, an intensive assessment and a sequence of activities follow, to identify and overcome barriers to employment. Implementation in most counties is proceeding more slowly than some observers had hoped, but about as fast as could realistically be expected. County welfare districts (CWDs) face the dual challenge of expanding their capacity to deal with the new, higher, steady-state workload that CalWORKs entails and handling the much larger one-time surge of old cases as they move through the system. Providing mandated support services--child care and transportation; education and training; and treatment for alcohol and substance abuse, mental health, and domestic abuse--has been a challenge for most CWDs. To cope with this expanded workload, they have made different capacity-building decisions. The slow pace movement through the system is worrisome, however, given the five-year lifetime limit that aid recipients face. Finally, those who have found jobs often do not earn enough to move them completely off aid and toward self-sufficiency. Additional post-employment services appear to be needed
The 21st century at work : forces shaping the future workforce and workplace in the United States by Lynn A Karoly( Book )

3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 538 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What are the forces that will continue to shape the U.S. workforce and workplace over the next 10 to 15 years? With its eye on forming sound policy and helping stakeholders in the private and public sectors make informed decisions, the U.S. Department of Labor asked RAND to look at the future of work. The authors analyze trends in and the implications of shifting demographic patterns, the pace of technological change, and the path of economic globalization
Confronting "the enemy within" : security intelligence, the police, and counterterrorism in four democracies by Peter Chalk( Book )

7 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in English and held by 313 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Annual report by Rand Corporation( )

in English and Undetermined and held by 305 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The RAND National Security Research Division (NSRD) addresses a wide variety of issues at the top of the national and international security policy agenda
School-based drug prevention : what kind of drug use does it prevent? by Jonathan P Caulkins( Book )

3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 289 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"School-based drug prevention programs target not only the use of illicit drugs such as marijuana but also licit substances such as alcohol and tobacco. These programs thus have the potential of benefiting society not only by reducing the violence and criminal justice costs associated with illicit drugs but also by reducing the health costs associated with abuse of alcohol and cigarettes. This opportunity for multiple benefits raises the interesting question, Which is most important? Is school-based drug prevention beneficial mainly as a weapon in the war against illegal drugs, or is it more valuable as a promoter of public health through reduction of licit-substance abuse? The authors analyze the costs and effectiveness of several scientifically evaluated drug prevention programs, along with the social costs of the use of various substances. They verify previous findings that the social benefits of drug prevention can exceed its costs, and they conclude that approximately two-thirds of the programs' value to the public stems from reduction in the use of alcohol and tobacco. Implications for program funding are drawn, and the limitations of prevention are discussed."--Jacket
The dynamic terrorist threat : an assessment of group motivations and capabilities in a changing world by Kim Cragin( Book )

4 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 285 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As the war on terrorism wages on, our nation?s policymakers will continue to face the challenge of assessing threats that various terrorist groups pose to the U.S. homeland and our interests abroad. As part of the RAND Corporation?s yearlong?Thinking Strategically About Combating Terrorism? project, the authors of this report develop a way to assess and analyze the danger posed by various terrorist organizations around the world. The very nature of terrorism creates a difficulty in predicting new and emerging threats; however, by establishing these types of parameters, the report creates a fr
The European Security and Defense Policy : NATO's companion - or competitor? by Robert Edwards Hunter( Book )

7 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The emergence of the European Security and Defense Policy (ESDP) in the last two-thirds of the 1990s and continuing into the new century, has been a complex process intertwining politics, economics, national cultures, and numerous institutions. This book provides an essential background for understanding how security issues as between NATO and the European Union are being posed for the early part of the 21st century, including the new circumstances following the terrorist attacks in New York and Washington on September 11, 2001. This study should be of interest to those interested in the evolution of U.S.-European relations, especially in, but not limited to, the security field; the development of institutional relationships; and key choices that lie ahead in regard to these critical arrangements
Sharing the dragon's teeth : terrorist groups and the exchange of new technologies by Kim Cragin( Book )

11 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Case studies of 11 terrorist groups in Mindanao, the West Bank and Gaza Strip, and southwest Colombia show how these groups have exchanged technologies and knowledge in an effort to innovate (i.e., improve their operational capabilities). The analysis provides national security policymakers with insight into the innovation process and suggests ways that government policies can create barriers to terrorists' adoption of new technologies
Challenges and choices for crime-fighting technology : federal support of state and local law enforcement by William Schwabe( Book )

4 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 248 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Under the American federal system, most law is cast as state statutes and local ordinances; accordingly, most law enforcement is the responsibility of state and local agencies. Federal law and federal law enforcement come into play only where there is rationale for it, consistent with the Constitution. Within this framework, a clear role has been identified for federal support of state and local agencies. This report provides findings of a study of technology in use or needed by law enforcement agencies at the state and local level, for the purpose of informing federal policymakers as they consider technology-related support for these agencies. In addition, it seeks to characterize the obstacles that exist to technology adoption by law enforcement agencies and to characterize the perceived effects of federal assistance programs intended to facilitate the process. The study findings are based on a nationwide Law Enforcement Technology Survey and a similar Forensics Technology Survey (FTS) conducted in late spring and early summer 2000, interviews conducted throughout the year, focus groups conducted in autumn 2000, and review of an extensive, largely nonacademic literature. Companion reports: Schwabe, William, Needs and Prospects for Crime-Fighting Technology: The Federal Role in Assisting State and Local Law Enforcement, Santa Monica, Calif. : RAND, 1999. Davis, Lois M., William Schwabe, and Ronald Fricker, Challenges and Choices for Crime-Fighting Technology: Results from Two Nationwide Surveys, Santa Monica, Calif. : RAND, 2001
Countering al Qaeda : an appreciation of the situation and suggestions for strategy by Brian Michael Jenkins( Book )

5 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This monograph reviews events since the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, and discusses the current state of al Qaeda and the kinds of actions that can be expected of it in the future. Al Qaeda constitutes the most serious immediate threat to the security of the United States, so the campaign against terrorism must remain focused. The monograph describes the central elements that must be emphasized in the next, more-complex phase of that campaign
Mastering the ultimate high ground : next steps in the military uses of space by Benjamin S Lambeth( Book )

3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author assesses the military space challenges that face the Air Force and the nation in light of the findings and recommendations of the congressionally mandated Space Commission, released in January 2001. After reviewing the main milestones in the Air Force's involvement in space since its creation as an independent service in 1947, he examines the circumstances that occasioned the Space Commission's creation, as well as the conceptual and organizational roadblocks that have impeded a more rapid growth of U.S. military space capability. He concludes that the Air Force faces five basic challenges with respect to space: continuing the operational integration of space with the three terrestrial warfighting mediums while ensuring the organizational differentiation of space from Air Force air; effectively wielding its newly granted military space executive-agent status; realizing a transparent DoD-wide budget category for space; showing progress toward fielding a meaningful space control capability while decoupling that progress from any perceived taint of force-application involvement; and making further progress toward developing and nurturing a cadre of skilled space professionals within the Air Force
Air power as a coercive instrument by Daniel Byman( Book )

5 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Coercion--the use of threatened force to induce an adversary to change its behavior--is a critical function of the U.S. military. U.S. forces have recently fought in the Balkans, the Persian Gulf, and the Horn of Africa to compel recalcitrant regimes and warlords to stop repression, abandon weapons programs, permit humanitarian relief, and otherwise modify their actions. Yet despite its overwhelming military might, the United States often fails to coerce successfully. This report examines the phenomenon of coercion and how air power can contribute to its success. Three factors increase the likelihood of successful coercion: (1) the coercer's ability to raise the costs it imposes while denying the adversary the chance to respond (escalation dominance); (2) an ability to block an adversary's military strategy for victory; and (3) an ability to magnify third-party threats, such as internal instability or the danger posed by another enemy. Domestic political concerns (such as casualty sensitivity) and coalition dynamics often constrain coercive operations and impair the achievement of these conditions. Air power can deliver potent and credible threats that foster the above factors while neutralizing adversary countercoercive moves. When the favorable factors are absent, however, air power--or any other military instrument--will probably fail to coerce. Policymakers' use of coercive air power under inauspicious conditions diminishes the chances of using it elsewhere when the prospects of success would be greater
The economic costs and implications of high-technology hardware theft by James N Dertouzos( Book )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This report presents the results of a study undertaken at the request of the American Electronics Association and a consortium of high-tech industries. Based on a nine-month survey of 95 firms, representing approximately 40 percent of the sales volume for the computer, semiconductor, hard disk drive, and cellular telephone industries, the authors estimate that direct costs of hardware theft are almost $250 million. Indirect costs (such as lost sales and expensive theft-reduction strategies) and industry losses could push total losses past $5 billion. Industry and consumers share the price of high-tech losses, but firms do not always have the economic incentive to invest in appropriate security measures. Since 1996, hardware theft has declined significantly, and recent security measures adopted by individual firms appear to be very cost-effective. The authors recommend more such investments and suggest that the largest payoff will come from anticipating what products are most vulnerable and devising targeted procedures to protect them. In addition, they recommend strengthening collaborative industry-law enforcement efforts to help track the threat, anticipate targets, and identify and disable stolen property
The Rand Corporation : the first fifteen years by Rand Corporation( Book )

4 editions published between 1959 and 1963 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rand 25th anniversary volume by Rand Corporation( Book )

6 editions published between 1971 and 1975 in English and Undetermined and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Index of selected publications of the Rand Corporation by Rand Corporation( )

in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Toxic warfare by Theodore William Karasik( Book )

2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Since the 1990s there has been an increase in the use of toxic weapons; for example, inexpensive and easily acquired chemicals and industrial waste. This work examines the implications of toxic weapon use for military planning and concludes that such weapons merit further analysis
Making research useful to policymakers by Barbara R Williams( Book )

1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This paper was the basis for the keynote address at the September 1987 annual meeting of the Criminal Justice Statistics Association (CJSA) in San Francisco. The leadership of CJSA thought members might benefit from learning how RAND tries to make its research useful to policymakers. Beginning with a description of how RAND is organized and how it works, the paper continues with a discussion of how RAND decides on the work it will undertake and bring its research results to bear on, influence, and inform public policy. The paper concludes with specific examples of long-term policy issues that the Criminal Justice program within RAND has examined in the 1980s, and new directions for study in the 1990s."--Rand report
The first fifteen years by Rand Corporation( Book )

1 edition published in 1963 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

A house divided : polarization and its effect on RAND by James A Thomson( Book )

3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The American political climate has become increasingly polarized since the 1970s. Analysis by Keith Poole and Howard Rosenthal shows that voting patterns within Congress have become increasingly divided along party lines, with fewer and fewer moderates. A major cause of polarization appears to be the geographic sorting of voters: Communities and regions of the country have become more politically and ideologically homogeneous, resulting in constituencies in congressional districts and in states that are more strongly conservative or liberal. Whatever its causes, the effects of increased polarization on political discourse and policymaking are clear: There is less room for deliberation between the two parties, and public policy decisionmaking is increasingly driven more by ideology than by objective analysis of which policies, programs, practices, and processes will produce the desired outcomes at the lowest cost. The mission of the RAND Corporation is to provide just this sort of objective analysis, and today's heated political environment presents a serious challenge to this mission. To help make sure that RAND's objective, nonpartisan research influences the policy debate, RAND must work to identify potentially controversial findings and take steps to ensure that they are not misinterpreted or distorted
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The 21st century at work : forces shaping the future workforce and workplace in the United StatesConfronting "the enemy within" : security intelligence, the police, and counterterrorism in four democraciesSchool-based drug prevention : what kind of drug use does it prevent?The dynamic terrorist threat : an assessment of group motivations and capabilities in a changing worldThe European Security and Defense Policy : NATO's companion - or competitor?Sharing the dragon's teeth : terrorist groups and the exchange of new technologiesChallenges and choices for crime-fighting technology : federal support of state and local law enforcementCountering al Qaeda : an appreciation of the situation and suggestions for strategy