Reinventing the System

Higher Education in Nevada, 1968-2000

Author: James W. Hulse

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Category: Education

Page: 180

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Higher education in Nevada

Reinventing the Federal Food Safety System

Hearings Before the Human Resources and Intergovernmental Relations Subcommittee and Joint Hearing Before the Human Resources and Intergovernmental Relations Subcommittee and the Information, Justice, Transportation, and Agriculture Subcommittee of the Committee on Government Operations, House of Representatives, One Hundred Third Congress, First and Second Sessions, November 4 and 19, 1993; May 25; and September 28, 1994, Human Resources and Intergovernmental Relations Subcommittee, June 16, 1994, Joint Hearing

Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Government Operations. Human Resources and Intergovernmental Relations Subcommittee

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Category: Food law and legislation

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Reinventing the Federal Food Safety System

Hearings Before the Human Resources and Intergovernmental Relations Subcommittee and Joint Hearing Before the Human Resources and Intergovernmental Relations Subcommittee and the Information, Justice, Transportation, and Agriculture Subcommittee of the Committee on Government Operations, House of Representatives, One Hundred Third Congress, First and Second Sessions, November 4 and 19, 1993; May 25; and September 28, 1994, Human Resources and Intergovernmental Relations Subcommittee, June 16, 1994, Joint Hearing

Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Government Operations. Human Resources and Intergovernmental Relations Subcommittee

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Category: Food law and legislation

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Reinventing the Federal Food Safety System: Appendix

Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Government Operations. Human Resources and Intergovernmental Relations Subcommittee

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Category: Food law and legislation

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Reinventing Water and Wastewater Systems

Global Lessons for Improving Water Management

Author: Paul Seidenstat

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

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Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 496

View: 348

A critical and insightful look at the past, present, and future state of water and wastewater services In response to the worldwide water crisis foreseen by many experts, Reinventing Water and Wastewater Systems presents practical solutions for making drinking water more affordable and available, as well as strategies for improving water sanitation to satisfy the demands of a growing global population. Through extensive data and case histories, this book demonstrates the potential success of privatizing water delivery and wastewater treatment facilities. In addition, it provides examples of state-of-the-art techniques for achieving higher efficiencies in water infrastructure facilities through reengineering, improved technologies, and quality benchmarking. Contributed chapters are provided by leading global engineers and economists from such companies as the World Bank, Stone and Weber Consultants, the Atlantis Water Fund, and the Anglian Water Company. Coverage by these experts includes exploring regulatory frameworks, financing the water and wastewater infrastructure, reinventing public sector operations, analyzing the past and future of the global water industry, and examining the restructuring operations in selected U.S. cities. Reinventing Water and Wastewater Systems: Global Lessons for Improving Water Management is a constructive volume for civil engineers working in water and wastewater treatment, urban and regional planners, and environmental engineers, as well as government administrators overseeing infrastructure and water systems and financial institutions involved with underwriting major water improvement projects.

Reinventing the Federal Food Safety System: without special title

Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Government Operations. Human Resources and Intergovernmental Relations Subcommittee

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Category: Food law and legislation

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Reinventing Strategic Planning

The Systems Thinking Approach

Author: Stephen G. Haines

Publisher: Systems Thinking Press

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Category: Strategic planning

Page: 298

View: 650

Reinventing Project Management

The Diamond Approach To Successful Growth And Innovation

Author: Aaron J. Shenhar

Publisher: Harvard Business Review Press

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Category: Business & Economics

Page: 288

View: 411

Projects are the engines that drive innovation from idea to commercialization. In fact, the number of projects in most organizations today is expanding while operations is shrinking. Yet, since many companies still focus on operational excellence and efficiency, most projects fail--largely because conventional project management concepts cannot adapt to a dynamic business environment. Moreover, top managers neglect their company's project activity, and line managers treat all their projects alike--as part of operations. Based on an unprecedented study of more than 600 projects in a variety of businesses and organizations around the globe, "Reinventing Project Management" provides a new and highly adaptive model for planning and managing projects to achieve superior business results.

Reinventing Philosophy of Religion

An Opinionated Introduction

Author: G. Oppy

Publisher: Springer

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Category: Philosophy

Page: 106

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Considerations about the existence and nature of God are given far too much weight in contemporary discussions of philosophy of religion. Against prevailing orthodoxy, this introduction to philosophy of religion urges a broader perspective that attends seriously to a wide range of religious and non-religious worldviews.

Reinventing Early Care and Education

A Vision for a Quality System

Author: Sharon L. Kagan

Publisher: Jossey-Bass

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Category: Education

Page: 365

View: 509

By the year 2000, all children in America will start school ready to learn. For five years, this has been our number one educational goal - yet today's children are not receiving the early care and education services that they deserve and the nation needs to reach this goal. Reinventing Early Care and Education, edited by two leading thinkers in the field, provides not only the necessary vision but a working blueprint for policy reform and program development. Reinventing Early Care and Education defines the essential elements of a quality system and suggests innovative strategies for improving pedagogy and practice in family child care homes and early childhood centers. It also offers alternative approaches to finance and governance and discusses how communities can mobilize citizens and the media to gain support for social change.

Reinventing America's Schools

Creating a 21st Century Education System

Author: David Osborne

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

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Category: Education

Page: 432

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From David Osborne, the author of Reinventing Government--a biting analysis of the failure of America's public schools and a comprehensive plan for revitalizing American education. In Reinventing America's Schools, David Osborne, one of the world's foremost experts on public sector reform, offers a comprehensive analysis of the charter school movements and presents a theory that will do for American schools what his New York Times bestseller Reinventing Government did for public governance in 1992. In 2005, when Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans, the city got an unexpected opportunity to recreate their school system from scratch. The state's Recovery School District (RSD), created to turn around failing schools, gradually transformed all of its New Orleans schools into charter schools, and the results are shaking the very foundations of American education. Test scores, school performance scores, graduation and dropout rates, ACT scores, college-going rates, and independent studies all tell the same story: the city's RSD schools have tripled their effectiveness in eight years. Now other cities are following suit, with state governments reinventing failing schools in Newark, Camden, Memphis, Denver, Indianapolis, Cleveland, and Oakland. In this book, Osborne uses compelling stories from cities like New Orleans and lays out the history and possible future of public education. Ultimately, he uses his extensive research to argue that in today's world, we should treat every public school like a charter school and grant them autonomy, accountability, diversity of school designs, and parental choice.

Reinventing Legitimacy

Democracy and Political Change in Venezuela

Author: Michael Kulisheck

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

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Category: Political Science

Page: 248

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An up-to-date assessment of the state of democracy in Venezuela.

Reinventing Structuralism

What Sign Relations Reveal About Consciousness

Author: Rodney B. Sangster

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

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Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 229

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This monograph argues that the structuralist movement in linguistics was curtailed prematurely, before its contribution to cognitive science could be fully realized. Building upon Roman Jakobson's pioneering work on the nature of the linguistic sign, a new and detailed appreciation of the role of sign relations in the ultimate structuring of consciousness is presented, proving that the structural approach has as much to contribute today as any current cognitive theory. This study takes the view that the structure which linguistic signs themselves evince should be treated as an organic property of mind in its own right, as the device by which the ultimate differences in meaning in the human cognitive sphere are realized. Adherence to this principle assumes not only that the linguistic sign must be fundamentally monosemic, but also that the level of abstraction at which the relations between signs function must lie beyond the logical or rational level where polysemy is the rule. The study demonstrates that while the conceptual relations or categories uncovered at such a higher-order level of consciousness are of necessity highly abstract and hidden from normal awareness, they are nevertheless neither ineffable nor devoid of content. Rather, the categories identified and defined in this study are shown to have verifiable correlates at the supra-rational level where transpersonal rather than ego-oriented psychology operates, the level that Jung termed the collective unconscious. It is here that we find corresponding properties in reports from altered states of consciousness, in the structure of myths worldwide, as well as in studies of the image-making capacity of the human mind. Ultimately, when the structure of actual linguistic signs is treated as an ordered set of conceptual relations, one necessarily arrives at the conclusion that the sign relations of different languages are anything but Whorfian, but are all pointing to the same universal set of conceptual properties. This set of properties is then shown to be able to account for the relations between signs in all areas of linguistic structure, from the grammatical to the lexical and the syntactic. The monograph goes on to provide a detailed account of the process of making reference, of how speakers are able to contextualize the truly abstract conceptual relations inherent in the structure of signs in their language, to produce a potentially infinite variety of polysemous meanings in actual speech situations at whatever level of concreteness they choose; and how the feedback from such acts of communication determines the evolutionary trajectory of a system of signs conceived as a living organism, specifically as a neuronal structure inherent in the human brain operating as a fundamentally probabilistic or stochastic system.

Reinventing Government in the Information Age

International Practice in IT-Enabled Public Sector Reform

Author: Richard Heeks

Publisher: Routledge

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Category: Business & Economics

Page: 408

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Will information technology help reinvent government? It might, but only if it is correctly managed. This book provides a new model for management of information age reform, based on international case-studies drawn from the US, UK, mainland Europe, and developing countries. It offers practical guidance and analytical insights and will be of value to practitioners, students, educators and researchers in both public administration and information systems.

Reinventing Collapse

The Soviet Experience and American Prospects

Author: Dmitry Orlov

Publisher: New Society Publishers

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Category: Political Science

Page: 208

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This new edition of Reinventing Collapse is an update on the growing similarities and differences between the collapse of the Soviet Union and the current unraveling of the United States. With sharp wit and dry humor, Dmitry Orlov shares his personal experiences in post-industrial living and argues that US collapse is survivable given the right attitude and preparation.

Reinventing Environmental Enforcement and the State/federal Relationship

Author: Clifford Rechtschaffen

Publisher: Environmental Law Institute

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Category: Law

Page: 450

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One of the most controversial issues in environmental law and policy-and one that of considerable importance to the EPA-is the allocation of power and authority between the federal and state governments. The recent evolution in approaches of environmental enforcement highlights many of the tensions inherent in this debate. During the past several years, the federal and state governments have spent a good deal of energy attempting to "reinvent" their relationship. The shifts in federal/state enforcement relations are highly significant, with the potential to fundamentally reorder the division of authority that has existing over the past 25 years. This book thoroughly documents the changing nature of federal/state relations in enforcing environmental law. It breaks new ground in analyzing the federal/state enforcement relationship, particularly in light of the many recent developments that have occurred in this area. The author's findings provide important lessons about the interplay between federal and state efforts in other regulatory areas, and for the structure of federal/state relations generally. Professors Rechtschaffen's and Markell's clear, in-depth analysis will be essential reading for legal and regulatory experts, attorneys who are involved in environmental enforcement matters, the judiciary, legislators, political scientists, public policy experts, and anyone with an interest in environmental law and policy.

Reinventing Schools

It’s Time to Break the Mold

Author: Charles M. Reigeluth, author of Reinventing Schools: It’s Time to Break the Mold

Publisher: R&L Education

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Category: Education

Page: 130

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The authors provide a thought-provoking vision of the new paradigm, including a new brain-based pedagogy, a new professional role for teachers, a new central role for technology, and even a new more empowered role for students and parents.

Reinventing Media

Media Policy Reform in East-Central Europe

Author: Mikl¢s S?k”sd

Publisher: Central European University Press

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Category: Political Science

Page: 273

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This title focuses on the shortcomings of reforms and includes proposals for the current media scene in East-Central Europe and the Balkans

Reinventing Data Protection?

Author: Serge Gutwirth

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

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Category: Law

Page: 342

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data. Furthermore, the European Union established clear basic principles for the collection, storage and use of personal data by governments, businesses and other organizations or individuals in Directive 95/46/EC and Directive 2002/58/EC on Privacy and Electronic communications. Nonetheless, the twenty-?rst century citizen – utilizing the full potential of what ICT-technology has to offer – seems to develop a digital persona that becomes increasingly part of his individual social identity. From this perspective, control over personal information is control over an aspect of the identity one projects in the world. The right to privacy is the freedom from unreasonable constraints on one’s own identity. Transactiondata–bothtraf?candlocationdata–deserveourparticularattention. As we make phone calls, send e-mails or SMS messages, data trails are generated within public networks that we use for these communications. While traf?c data are necessary for the provision of communication services, they are also very sensitive data. They can give a complete picture of a person’s contacts, habits, interests, act- ities and whereabouts. Location data, especially if very precise, can be used for the provision of services such as route guidance, location of stolen or missing property, tourist information, etc. In case of emergency, they can be helpful in dispatching assistance and rescue teams to the location of a person in distress. However, p- cessing location data in mobile communication networks also creates the possibility of permanent surveillance.