From 1970 to 1977 a major project to uncover source material for students of contemporary British history and politics was undertaken at the British Library of Political and Economic Science. Fiananced by the Social Science Research Council, and under the direction of Dr Chris Cook, this project has attempted a unique and systematic operation to locate, and then to make readily available, those archives that provide the indispensable source material for the contemporary historian. This volume (the fifth in the series) provides a guide to the papers of propagandists who were influential in British public life. Included in this volume are the papers of such persons as newspaper editors, leading economists, social reformers, socialist thinkers, trade unionists, industrialists and a variety of theologians and philanthropists. In all, this volume not only completes the findings of the project but opens up the archive sources of a hitherto neglected area of research into contemporary social and political history.
This book provides a new perspective on how events or conditions in environmental space have influences at other places in that space. In the first half of the book, the authors introduce the general question of propagation of ecological influences through environmental space (terrestrial, aquatic and aerial), then lay out a system for its analysis by organization into four components: initiating events or conditions, vectors conducting influences over space, entities that are transported, and the consequences of these propagation processes. Methods of representing environmental heterogeneity and for modeling transport processes are discussed in the context of such propagations. In the second half of the book, properties of eight general transport vectors and examples of transport models in realistic ecological situations are explained. For each of the vectors, a simulation model is provided on a CD included with the book (users require access to ArcView GIS software).
Contents: 1. Personal Note: From Technocrat to Political Economist Part I: Policy Analysis 2. An Irreverent Perspective on the Case for Federal Chartering of Corporations 3. Crime, Police and Root Causes 4. The Defence Resource Allocation Process 5. More Defense Spending for Smaller Forces 6. The District of Columbia 7. Economists and Drug Policy 8. Student Performance and School District Size 9. Land Prices Substantially Underestimate the Value of Environmental Quality 10. Fiscal Effects on US Economic Growth 11. Political Guidance on Monetary Policy 12. Economists and Politicians 13. Reaganomics 14. Economic Regulation 15. US Trade Policy 16. The Determinants of US Capital Imports 17. Welfare and the Culture of Poverty Part II: Public Choice 18. The President is Not our Leader 19. Economic and Fiscal Effects on the Popular Vote for the President 20. The Environmental Consequences of Majority Rule 21. Progressive Taxation and Democratic Government: A Public Choice Analysis 22. Public Policy and the Political Process 23. The Pathology of Politics 24. The Opportunities for Political Entrepreneurship 25. Corporations and Other Large Organizations 26. Guidelines for Delineating the Private and the Government Sector 27. The Soft Infrastructure of a Market Economy 28. Conditions Affecting the Survival of Constitutional Rules 29. The Case for a New Fiscal Constitution 30. The Reflections of a Grump 31. The Moral Case for Bourgeois Democracy 32. The Prospect for Liberal Democracy 33. The Erosion of the Liberal Economic Order 34. Growing Up Index
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