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Abelson, Donald E.

Overview
Works: 24 works in 103 publications in 6 languages and 6,200 library holdings
Genres: History  Cross-cultural studies 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: H97, 320.6072073
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Most widely held works by Donald E Abelson
Do think tanks matter? : assessing the impact of public policy institutes by Donald E Abelson( Book )

34 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 536 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A capitol idea : think tanks and US foreign policy by Donald E Abelson( Book )

9 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and held by 320 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The myth of the sacred : the Charter, the courts and the politics of the constitution in Canada by Donald E Abelson( Book )

14 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in English and held by 313 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At its core this myth embodies the Trudeauian ideal of Canadian society - one that features a constitution that empowers impartial judges at the expense of politically motivated legislators; one that allows each individual to enjoy a uniform range of rights, freedoms, and means of belonging to the larger Canadian society; and one that seeks to ensure the primacy of the national government rather than the provincial. Trudeau called his vision the Just Society. But justice is an illusive and amorphous concept. Defining it, much less institutionalizing it, is fraught with risk. In modern liberal democracies, justice is typically understood as the product of some mix of liberty and equality, process and substance, with the amount of each component varying according to taste. It is not unusual for political actors to seek to institutionalize their own formulas for justice, but it is also not reasonable to expect these formulas to go unchallenged. Such a challenge represents the dominant theme of this volume. Contributors include Donald E. Abelson, Tom Flanagan (University of Calgary), Patrick James, James B. Kelly (Brock University), Michael Lusztig, Christopher P. Manfredi (McGill University), Hudson Meadwell (McGill University), Anthony A. Peacock (Utah State University), Mark Rush (Washington and Lee University), and Shannon I. Smithey (Kent State University)
American think-tanks and their role in US foreign policy by Donald E Abelson( Book )

10 editions published between 1995 and 1998 in English and held by 263 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Northern lights : exploring Canada's think tank landscape by Donald E Abelson( Book )

5 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"With an estimated 1830 think tanks stretched across its 50 states and close to 400 public policy institutes in Washington, D.C. alone, the United States possesses the largest concentration of think tanks on the globe. But despite being home to several prominent think tanks such as the Brookings Institution, the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and the Rand Corporation, think tanks are not a uniquely American phenomenon. Indeed, institutes with considerable expertise in the broad fields of domestic and foreign policy have taken root in virtually every country in the world. Although often overlooked, Canada's think tank population represents a highly diverse and eclectic group of organizations that have made their presence felt in key policy-making circles. This study explores the rise of think tanks in Canada and addresses many of the most commonly asked questions about how, and under circumstances, they are able to affect policy change. Heading North is both a primer for those looking to understand the role and function of think tanks in the policy-making process and a guide to several of the leading policy institutes in the country. Recognizing the premium think tanks in Canada place on political advocacy over policy research, this study also seeks to explain why these organizations are well suited and equipped to shape public opinion and public policy. It represents the first comprehensive examination of think tanks in Canada and contributes to our knowledge of what is often described as the global think tank phenomenon."--
Think tanks, foreign policy and geo-politics : pathways to influence by Donald E Abelson( Book )

6 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Think tanks y políticas públicas en Latinoamérica : dinámicas globales y realidades regionales( Book )

3 editions published in 2006 in Spanish and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hal hunāk ahmīyat lil-mu'assasāt al-bahṭhīyah : taqwīm ta'thīr maʻāhid al-siyāsah al-ʻāmmah by Donald E Abelson( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in Arabic and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Soviet-Cuban intervention in Central America : Who is the puppet? Who is the puppeteer? by Donald E Abelson( Book )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Zhi ku neng fa hui zuo yong ma : gong gong zheng ce yan jiu ji gou ying xiang li zhi ping gu? by Donald E Abelson( Book )

2 editions published in 2010 in Chinese and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twenty-first-century immigration to North America : newcomers in turbulent times( Book )

2 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Descending the ivory tower : American think tanks and their role in United States foreign policy, 1976-1988 by Donald E Abelson( Book )

2 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The myth of the sacred the Charter, the courts and the politics of the constitution in Canada( )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Following suit or falling behind? a comparative analysis of Canadian and American think tanks by Donald E Abelson( )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Political agendas in policy communities environmental groups, the Ontario government and the debate over NAFTA by Donald E Abelson( )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Political news and political views an inquiry into the symbiotic relationship between American think tanks and the news media by Donald E Abelson( )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

From policy research to political advocacy the changing role of think tanks in American politics by Donald E Abelson( )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Capitol Idea: Think Tanks and U.S. Foreign Policy by Canadian Electronic Library (Firm)( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The consistency of inconsistency : tracing Ontario's opposition to the North American Free Trade Agreement by Donald E Abelson( )

1 edition published in 1996 in Multiple languages and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

People, security and borders : the impact of WHTI on North America by Donald E Abelson( )

3 editions published in 2007 in English and French and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For decades, policy makers in all three North American countries have struggled with the challenges of border management, striving to achieve the most effective balance between security and efficiency. Not surprisingly, the challenges on the northern border are distinct from and quite different than those on the southern border. With respect to the former, policy makers in Canada and the United States have taken great comfort in the fact that the two countries share what has often been referred to as the "longest undefended border in the world", and in the fact that two-way trade (which now amounts to some $1.2 billion a day) provides significant economic benefit to the citizens of both countries. The absence of significant security issues, coupled with the high volume of commerce, has contributed to a unique and special relationship that allowed for a very high degree of flexibility with respect to border management. On the southern border, where the movement of people has for some time presented a different set of challenges, the two governments have long since moved to a more formal model of border management. All of this has become more complicated and mores sensitive since September 11th, 2001. Borders, broadly defined, have taken on increasing salience in the post-9/11 world. Moreover, given these new realities, governments have come under considerable pressure to secure their borders against terrorism, smuggling, drug trafficking, and other illegal acts, while, at the same time, ensuring the highest level of efficiency and openness to trade and tourism. This pressure has been significant in North America and, given that the terrorist attack was visited on U.S. soil, especially so in Washington. Indeed, as the United States began to consider more effective strategies to 'secure the homeland' in the weeks and months following the terrorist attack, legislators on Capitol Hill, policy makers in the bureaucracy, and members of the Administration all engaged in an exercise aimed at examining new ways to ensure the safety, security, and integrity of borders. This examination precipitated a far-reaching debate on border security, on the economic impact of any new measures aimed at securing the border, on the use of new technologies, on the notion of smart borders, and eventually led to the Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act and to the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative (WHTI)
 
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Do think tanks matter? : assessing the impact of public policy institutes
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Abelson, Donald Edward

دونالد أبلسون

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A capitol idea : think tanks and US foreign policyThe myth of the sacred : the Charter, the courts and the politics of the constitution in Canada