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Works: 20,410 works in 41,042 publications in 3 languages and 1,165,107 library holdings
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Welfare reform in California : state and county implementation of CalWORKs in the first year by Gail Zellman( )

6 editions published between 1999 and 2001 in English and held by 3,072 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The California Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Kids (CalWORKs) program is California's response to the welfare reforms Congress set in motion in 1996. The most visible features of this program are its emphasis on moving welfare recipients from reliance on government cash assistance to work and toward self-sufficiency; its use of time limits and participation requirements; its provision of certain services, such as child care and job search assistance, to make participation easier; and its devolution of program authority from the state to the county level. This executive summary focuses on the four themes that have emerged from the authors' work to date: (1) Organizations have changed in response to the expanded mission of CalWORKs, despite limited time for planning. (2) Implementation is under way, but recipient compliance is low. (3) Counties currently have sufficient funds, but this may change. (4) Achieving earnings needed to achieve self-sufficiency before time limits expire is a challenge
The 21st century at work : forces shaping the future workforce and workplace in the United States by Lynn A Karoly( )

4 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 2,783 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
Countering al Qaeda : an appreciation of the situation and suggestions for strategy by Brian Michael Jenkins( )

6 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 2,463 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
Strategic appraisal : the changing role of information in warfare by Zalmay Khalilzad( )

6 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 2,430 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Advances in information technology have led us to rely on easy communication and readily available information--both in our personal lives and in the life of our nation. For the most part, we have rightly welcomed these changes. But information that is readily available is available to friend and foe alike; a system that relies on communication can become useless if its ability to communicate is interfered with or destroyed. Because this reliance is so general, attacks on the information infrastructure can have widespread effects, both for the military and for society. And such attacks can come from a variety of sources, some difficult or impossible to identify. This, the third volume in the Strategic Appraisal series, draws on the expertise of researchers from across RAND to explore the opportunities and vulnerabilities inherent in the increasing reliance on information technology, looking both at its usefulness to the warrior and the need to protect its usefulness for everyone. The Strategic Appraisal series is intended to review, for a broad audience, issues bearing on national security and defense planning
Countering the new terrorism by Ian O Lesser( )

8 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 2,422 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The contours of terrorism are changing, and the new terrorism has more diverse sources, motivations, and tactics than the old. It is more lethal, global in reach, and characterized by network forms of organization. Terrorist sponsorship is becoming hazier and "privatized." The August 1998 terrorist bombings of U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania fit in many ways the new mold. The chapters in this book trace the evolution of international terrorism against civilian and U.S. military targets, look ahead to where terrorism is going, and assess how it might be contained. Terrorism and counterterrorism are placed in strategic perspective, including how terrorism might be applied as an asymmetric strategy by less-capable adversaries. The report builds on a existing body of RAND research on terrorism and political violence, and makes extensive use of the RAND-St. Andrews Chronology of International Terrorism
The dynamic terrorist threat : an assessment of group motivations and capabilities in a changing world by Kim Cragin( )

4 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 2,341 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
Invisible wounds of war : psychological and cognitive injuries, their consequences, and services to assist recovery by Terri L Tanielian( )

9 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 2,321 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A comprehensive study of the post-deployment health-related needs associated with post-traumatic stress disorder, major depression, and traumatic brain injury among servicemembers returning from Operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom, the health care system in place to meet those needs, gaps in the care system, and the costs associated with these conditions and with providing quality health care to all those in need
Confronting "the enemy within" : security intelligence, the police, and counterterrorism in four democracies by Peter Chalk( )

8 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in English and held by 2,293 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Chinese policy toward Russia and the Central Asian Republics by Mark Burles( )

6 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 2,264 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This report examines the foundation of China's policies toward Russia and the five republics of Central Asia, identifies the combination of issues and environmental conditions likely to shape the policies' evolution, and assesses their potential impact on regional or global U.S. interests. After discussing why China has improved its relations with these countries, the report describes the goals of Chinese policies toward them. The report next examines the prospects for Sino-Russian and Sino-Central Asian relations, and how the development of these relations might affect U.S. interests
Sharing the dragon's teeth : terrorist groups and the exchange of new technologies by Kim Cragin( )

12 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 2,260 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
Welfare reform in California : results of the 1999 all-county implementation survey by Patricia A Ebener( )

11 editions published between 1999 and 2004 in English and held by 2,243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the results of the second annual All-County Implementation Surveys (ACIS) conducted as part of RAND's statewide evaluation of the California Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Kids (CalWORKs) program. California counties continue to explore a variety of approaches to CalWORKs program implementation and their experiences continue to vary significantly. There are few areas in which all counties agree on a single approach or innovative strategies, though almost all reported some successful strategies. The implementation challenges most frequently noted were use of post employment/job retention services, improving computer systems, and obtaining compliance with required CalWORKs activities. Coordinating child care and monitoring and reporting on program performance were the most often cited implementation problems. Most counties agree that interagency relationships facilitate implementation and reported that lack of public transportation hinders CalWORKs implementation. Most counties have seen declining caseloads and have added staff during the past 12 months. (MP)
School-based drug prevention : what kind of drug use does it prevent? by Jonathan P Caulkins( )

4 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 2,224 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
Misfortunes of war : press and public reactions to civilian deaths in wartime by Eric V Larson( )

13 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 2,193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This research, part of a larger study undertaken for the U.S. Air Force of ways to reduce collateral damage, analyzes press, public, and leadership reactions to civilian casualty incidents and how these incidents affect media reporting or public support for military operations. It analyzes U.S. and foreign media and public responses to the 1991 Al Firdos bunker bombing, the 1999 Djakovica convoy and Chinese embassy attacks, the 2002 Afghan wedding party attack, and the 2003 Baghdad marketplace explosion
Political violence and stability in the states of the Northern Persian Gulf by Daniel Byman( )

5 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 2,190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Political violence threatens the lives of U.S. soldiers and the stability of U.S. allies throughout the world. This report examines the threat of political violence in the Persian Gulf states of Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Bahrain, and the United Arab Emirates and the best means of reducing that threat. It assesses sources of discontent, common reasons for anti-regime politicization, potential triggers of violence, and the influence of foreign powers. The report then describes the strategies that regimes in the area have used to interfere with political organization and to counter violence in general. The report concludes by noting implications of political violence for both the United States and its allies in the Gulf, and by assessing the impact of various measures that could reduce violence: enacting political and economic reforms in the Gulf; changing the U.S. presence in the region through new basing and operational approaches; increasing a European role in Gulf security; coercing foreign powers that contribute to violence; strengthening the U.S.-Gulf partnership; and improving military-to-military ties
The economic costs and implications of high-technology hardware theft by James N Dertouzos( )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 2,185 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
Challenges and choices for crime-fighting technology : federal support of state and local law enforcement by William Schwabe( )

6 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 2,183 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 summer2000, 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
Toxic warfare by Theodore William Karasik( )

3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 2,171 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
Mastering the ultimate high ground : next steps in the military uses of space by Benjamin S Lambeth( )

4 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 2,170 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
Protecting emergency responders : lessons learned from terrorist attacks by Brian A Jackson( )

11 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 2,145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This report presents a summary of a December 2001 working conference, sponsored by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health. Attending were emergency workers who responded to the bombing of the Murrah Building in Oklahoma City, the September 11 attacks on the World Trade Center and the anthrax incidents that occurred during autumn 2001. The report addresses the equipment, training and information required to protect emergency responders as they meet the challenge of protecting their communities
The European Security and Defense Policy : NATO's companion - or competitor? by Robert Edwards Hunter( )

8 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 2,143 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
 
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Welfare reform in California : state and county implementation of CalWORKs in the first year
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The 21st century at work : forces shaping the future workforce and workplace in the United StatesCountering al Qaeda : an appreciation of the situation and suggestions for strategyStrategic appraisal : the changing role of information in warfareCountering the new terrorismThe dynamic terrorist threat : an assessment of group motivations and capabilities in a changing worldInvisible wounds of war : psychological and cognitive injuries, their consequences, and services to assist recoveryConfronting "the enemy within" : security intelligence, the police, and counterterrorism in four democraciesChinese policy toward Russia and the Central Asian Republics
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