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Hard Choices

Hard Choices Book
Author : Donald K Emmerson
Publisher : Institute of Southeast Asian Studies
Release : 2009
ISBN : 9812309144
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The region's most powerful organisation, ASEAN, is being challenged to ensure security and encourage democracy while simultaneously reinventing itself as a model of Asian regionalism. Ten analysts from six countries address the pressing questions that Southeast Asia faces in the 21st century.

Hard Choices

Hard Choices Book
Author : Jonathan Moore
Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield Pub Incorporated
Release : 1998
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Since Somalia, the international community has found itself changing its view of humanitarian intervention. More attention must be paid to the complexity of issues and moral dilemmas involved. This volume of original essays by international policy leaders, practitioners, and scholars brings together insights into the conflicting moral pressures present in different kinds of interventions ranging from Rwanda and Somalia to Haiti, Cambodia, and Bosnia. Together the authors make the case that moral reflection and content can improve the quality of decisionmaking and intervention in internal conflicts, especially those that involve sanctions, refugees, human rights, development, and arms. Published under the auspices of The International Committee of the Red Cross.

High Standards Hard Choices

High Standards  Hard Choices Book
Author : Dana G. Mead,Thomas C. Hayes
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons Incorporated
Release : 2000
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Dana Mead was one of the leaders of the '90s revolution in corporate management that ignited the United States' resurgence as the world's largest and most productive economy. In 1992, Mead spearheaded a transformation of one of the nation's most troubled conglomerates, Tenneco. He went on to become a policy shaper and voice of industry. But no reward comes without risk, and Mead never once shied away from his unconventional management style and visionary tactics. High Standards, Hard Choices takes a rare look at the convictions of a man on the front lines during a time when companies were reborn and heroes were made. This absorbing memoir presents Mead's views on timely issues including: * Importance of character and trust in managing crisis and change in large organizations * Assessing risks and likely confrontations in establishing a capitalist enterprise in postsocialist economies * Identifying and advancing public policy aspects of business strategy and tactics * Managing relationships with influential govern-ment officials and the news media High Standards, Hard Choices documents a series of dramatic events in the widely publicized struggle of his "copilot" at Tenneco, Mike Walsh, against an aggressive brain cancer. Behind the scenes, Mead was forced to juggle increasing pressures to keep Tenneco's recovery on course. Paramount was rebuilding one of the world's largest makers of farm machinery and construction equipment, Case Corporation, with new leaders to embrace the mandate to reduce costs, improve quality, and innovate with new products. Mead captures the hopes, risks, and turmoil of Tenneco's frustrating bid to find a toehold for Western capitalism near the abundant beech forests of Romania. He then takes the reader inside two long-shot campaigns to change federal policy in Washington. In the first, billions of dollars, thousands of jobs, and the very viability of Newport News Shipbuilding were at stake. In the second, a blue-chip roster of business leaders and editorialists began a drumbeat in 1995 for the powerful chairman of the Federal Reserve Board, Alan Greenspan, to ease up on interest rates and allow the U.S. economy to grow faster with low inflation. The U.S. economy finished the decade at great heights, spurred by continuing productivity improvements that large U.S. businesses, including Mead's Tenneco, achieved in the 1990s. High Standards, Hard Choices delivers an unusually vivid account of major challenges confronting a chief executive at the helm of a swiftly changing corporation. Along the way, Mead became one of Corporate America's most respected ambassadors to Congress, the White House, and several international assemblies of business executives. The essence of a tough-minded, humanitarian brand of leadership, Mead's High Standards, Hard Choices will be a source of inspiration for readers of all walks of management life. "High Standards, Hard Choices delivers clearly drawn lessons from a proven private and public sector leader who has been engaged in the cutting-edge issues of the last thirty years." -Paul O'Neil, Chairman, Aluminum Company of America (ALCOA) "I share Dana Mead's vision of a future shaped by dynamic international commerce, with mutual prosperity for nations that engage in free and fair trade. This book is a how-to manual for businesses in a global system where success is determined by speed, innovation, competence, and boldness." -Senator Chuck Hagel, R-Neb., Chairman, Senate Foreign Relations Committee's. Subcommittee on International Economic Policy, Export, and Trade Promotion.

Hard Choices Lost Voices

Hard Choices  Lost Voices Book
Author : Donald P. Judges
Publisher : Ivan R Dee
Release : 1993
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Assesses the impact of the abortion conflict, traces the history of the argument, and suggests a possible resolution

Hard Choices

Hard Choices Book
Author : Isaac Levi
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release : 1990-04-27
ISBN : 9780521386302
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book explores the consequences of denying the assumption and develops a general approach to decision-making under unresolved conflict.

Hard Choices

Hard Choices Book
Author : Kathleen Gerson
Publisher : Univ of California Press
Release : 1986-03-17
ISBN : 0520057457
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Examines how young women balance family and career goals, and argues that practical constraints and opportunities are influential factors

Hard Choices

Hard Choices Book
Author : Sudhir Thomas Vadaketh,Donald Low
Publisher : NUS Press
Release : 2014-04-21
ISBN : 9971698161
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Singapore is changing. The consensus that the PAP government has constructed and maintained over five decades is fraying. The assumptions that underpin Singaporean exceptionalism are no longer accepted as easily and readily as before. Among these are the ideas that the country is uniquely vulnerable, that this vulnerability limits its policy and political options, that good governance demands a degree of political consensus that ordinary democratic arrangements cannot produce, and that the countryÍs success requires a competitive meritocracy accompanied by relatively little income or wealth redistribution. But the policy and political conundrums that Singapore faces today are complex and defy easy answers. Confronted with a political landscape that is likely to become more contested, how should the government respond? What reforms should it pursue? This collection of essays suggests that a far-reaching and radical rethinking of the country's policies and institutions is necessary, even if it weakens the very consensus that enabled Singapore to succeed in its first fifty years.

Hard Choices

Hard Choices Book
Author : Peter Ricketts
Publisher : Atlantic Books
Release : 2021-05-13
ISBN : 1838951822
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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After decades of peace and prosperity, the international order put in place after World War II is rapidly coming to an end. Disastrous foreign wars, global recession, the meteoric rise of China and India and the COVID pandemic have undermined the power of the West's international institutions and unleashed the forces of nationalism and protectionism. In this lucid and groundbreaking analysis, one of Britain's most experienced senior diplomats highlights the key dilemmas Britain faces, from trade to security, arguing that international co-operation and solidarity are the surest ways to prosper in a world more dangerous than ever.

Hard Choices

Hard Choices Book
Author : Jerry Buckland
Publisher : University of Toronto Press
Release : 2012
ISBN : 1442612525
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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When low-income city dwellers lack access to mainstream banking services, many end up turning to 'fringe banks,' such as cheque-cashers and pawnshops, for some or all of their financial transactions. This predicament of 'financial exclusion' – faced by those underserved by conventional financial institutions – is comprehensively examined in Jerry Buckland's powerful study, Hard Choices. The first account of the nature and causes of financial exclusion in Canada, Hard Choices thoroughly integrates economic and social data on consumer choice, bank behaviour, and government policy. Buckland demonstrates why the current two-tier system of banking is becoming increasingly dysfunctional, especially in the context of new credit products that aggravate income inequality and stifle local economic growth. Featuring a foreword by esteemed economics scholar John P. Caskey, Hard Choices presents pragmatic policy improvements on both the public and private levels that can promote and build financial inclusion for all.

Hard Choices

Hard Choices Book
Author : Harold Coward,Andrew J. Weaver
Publisher : Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press
Release : 2006-01-01
ISBN : 1554580811
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Drought, floods, hurricanes, forest fires, ice storms, blackouts, dwindling fish stocks...what Canadian has not experienced one of these or more, or heard about the “greenhouse” effect, and not wondered what is happening to our climate? Yet most of us have a poor understanding of this extremely important issue, and need better, reliable scientific information. Hard Choices: Climate Change in Canada delivers some hard facts to help us make some of those hard choices. This new collection of essays by leading Canadian scientists, engineers, social scientists, and humanists offers an overview and assessment of climate change and its impacts on Canada from physical, social, technological, economic, political, and ethical / religious perspectives. Interpreting and summarizing the large and complex literatures from each of these disciplines, the book offers a multidisciplinary approach to the challenges we face in Canada. Special attention is given to Canada’s response to the Kyoto Protocol, as well as an assessment of the overall adequacy of Kyoto as a response to the global challenge of climate change. Hard Choices fills a gap in available books which provide readers with reliable information on climate change and its impacts that are specific to Canada. While written for the general reader, it is also well suited for use as an undergraduate text in environmental studies courses.

Hard Choices

Hard Choices Book
Author : Hillary Rodham Clinton
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2014-06-10
ISBN : 1476751455
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Hillary Rodham Clinton’s inside account of the crises, choices, and challenges she faced during her four years as America’s 67th Secretary of State, and how those experiences drive her view of the future. “All of us face hard choices in our lives,” Hillary Rodham Clinton writes at the start of this personal chronicle of years at the center of world events. “Life is about making such choices. Our choices and how we handle them shape the people we become.” In the aftermath of her 2008 presidential run, she expected to return to representing New York in the United States Senate. To her surprise, her former rival for the Democratic Party nomination, newly elected President Barack Obama, asked her to serve in his administration as Secretary of State. This memoir is the story of the four extraordinary and historic years that followed, and the hard choices that she and her colleagues confronted. Secretary Clinton and President Obama had to decide how to repair fractured alliances, wind down two wars, and address a global financial crisis. They faced a rising competitor in China, growing threats from Iran and North Korea, and revolutions across the Middle East. Along the way, they grappled with some of the toughest dilemmas of US foreign policy, especially the decision to send Americans into harm’s way, from Afghanistan to Libya to the hunt for Osama bin Laden. By the end of her tenure, Secretary Clinton had visited 112 countries, traveled nearly one million miles, and gained a truly global perspective on many of the major trends reshaping the landscape of the twenty-first century, from economic inequality to climate change to revolutions in energy, communications, and health. Drawing on conversations with numerous leaders and experts, Secretary Clinton offers her views on what it will take for the United States to compete and thrive in an interdependent world. She makes a passionate case for human rights and the full participation in society of women, youth, and LGBT people. An astute eyewitness to decades of social change, she distinguishes the trendlines from the headlines and describes the progress occurring throughout the world, day after day. Secretary Clinton’s descriptions of diplomatic conversations at the highest levels offer readers a master class in international relations, as does her analysis of how we can best use “smart power” to deliver security and prosperity in a rapidly changing world—one in which America remains the indispensable nation.

Hard Choices

Hard Choices Book
Author : Ranbir Singh
Publisher : Partridge Publishing
Release : 2016-04-29
ISBN : 1482874067
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Sunny, a management graduate, is ambitious, witty, and impulsive. He is delighted on getting a job in a London-based trade finance company in Bombay. In the office at first sight, he fell in love with pretty office manager Sandra. Their love, passion, and chemistry are undeniable. He works diligently and gets quick promotions, unaware his job is on the other side of the law. Soon he gets embroiled in criminal cases that he never committed. He gets more convoluted with passing of days. And when he finds himself in a situation where no breakthrough is possible, he revolts and fights the odds in his own way. And its his formidable will and passion that steers him through misfortune and tragedy. And at the threshold of life and death, he has to make a hard choice. It has to be worth a try.

Hard Choices

Hard Choices Book
Author : Jonathan Moore
Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
Release : 1998
ISBN : 9780847690312
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Since Somalia, the international community has found itself changing its view of humanitarian intervention. More attention must be paid to the complexity of issues and moral dilemmas involved. This volume of original essays by international policy leaders, practitioners, and scholars brings together insights into the conflicting moral pressures present in different kinds of interventions ranging from Rwanda and Somalia to Haiti, Cambodia, and Bosnia. Together the authors make the case that moral reflection and content can improve the quality of decisionmaking and intervention in internal conflicts, especially those that involve sanctions, refugees, human rights, development, and arms. Published under the auspices of The International Committee of the Red Cross.

Hard Choices

Hard Choices Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1984
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Hard Choices

Hard Choices Book
Author : David B. Hamilton
Publisher : University of Iowa Press
Release : 1996
ISBN : 9780877455363
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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As editor David Hamilton notes in his introduction to this eclectic anniversary volume of nearly eighty poems and stories, "To a considerable extent we have defined ourselves by them; thus Hard Choices, a generous sampling of the best and most interesting writing from the Iowa Review's first years, defines the past and the future of American literature.".

Bad Habits Hard Choices

Bad Habits  Hard Choices Book
Author : David Fell
Publisher : London Publishing Partnership
Release : 2016-03-02
ISBN : 1907994521
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Consumers in Britain face a curious mix of taxes and duties that are messy, opaque and out of date. They are also unfair: the poorer you are, the more of your income goes on paying these taxes. At the same time, we are ceaselessly bombarded by marketing information that is very one-sided. The foods that make us fat, for example, are promoted a great deal more than the foods that could keep us healthy – and again it is mainly the poor who bear the brunt. This book draws on insights from behavioural economics, participative decision-making and the author’s twenty-five-year research career to take a fresh look at these issues. It concludes that there is a fair, inclusive, adaptable, affordable and resilient way of enabling us to eat healthily and to tackle the obesity crisis. The author proposes that negative VAT should be charged on healthy foods and high VAT should be charged on unhealthy foods. The book sets out a four-step process to actually implement this new regime, each step of which depends on mechanisms that have already been used by government. It is a bold yet practical proposition for tackling one of the most costly and damaging challenges we face.

The Book of Hard Choices

The Book of Hard Choices Book
Author : James A. Autry,Peter Roy
Publisher : Currency
Release : 2006-12-26
ISBN : 0767926307
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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“There are a thousand acts of duplicity and dishonesty every day, some large and some small, some of which undoubtedly take place in your workplace. The question for all of us is, ‘Are we going to resist or just play along the path of least resistance?’ The first hard choice a person of integrity must make is to choose to live, both personally and professionally, in a way that embodies integrity. The power of this book comes from the real-life, in-the-workplace experiences that these executives have been so generously willing to share. None had easy choices, but that’s the point: Integrity is not about easy choices, it’s about the courage to make the right choices.” —From The Book of Hard Choices All of us like to think that, in any given situation, we’d act with integrity and do the right thing. But what happens when we get to work each morning? Do the same rules we follow in our personal lives apply to our work lives? The lines between right and wrong become blurred when we must weigh our obligations to our employer against our own ideas about what is right and wrong. Should altruism trump profit, even to the detriment of the organization? When should you step in to protect an employee and when should the employee be left to take the heat? If the CEO is up to some unethical accounting, should you always risk your job—and the company’s reputation—to sound the alarm? These are the hard choices, the dilemmas that put your integrity to the test and require you to look beyond organizational policy and industry precedents to find an answer that reflects your personal sense of justice. The Book of Hard Choices goes to the heart of these difficult decisions. James Autry and Peter Roy, experienced executives themselves, interviewed numerous leaders about the tough decisions they’ve made on the job. They spoke with people like former Starbucks president Howard Behar, Iowa Cubs owner Michael Gartner, and Governor Tom Vilsack of Iowa as well as entrepreneurs, military officials, members of the clergy, and a whole host of leaders. The authors dig into the thinking process these people went through, as well as the emotional strain, the self-doubt, and the fear of a wrong decision’s impact on their business, family, or coworkers. Not everyone in this book made the right choice, but all of them were forced to examine their values and make decisions in complicated circumstances. The result is hard-won wisdom on how to navigate the ethical gray-areas of work life—from daily challenges to possible career ending choices—and make the best possible decisions in the most difficult situations.

Hard Choices Easy Answers

Hard Choices  Easy Answers Book
Author : R. Michael Alvarez,John Brehm
Publisher : Princeton University Press
Release : 2020-10-06
ISBN : 0691220190
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Those who seek to accurately gauge public opinion must first ask themselves: Why are certain opinions highly volatile while others are relatively fixed? Why are some surveys affected by question wording or communicative medium (e.g., telephone) while others seem immune? In Hard Choices, Easy Answers, R. Michael Alvarez and John Brehm develop a new theory of response variability that, by reconciling the strengths and weaknesses of the standard approaches, will help pollsters and scholars alike better resolve such perennial problems. Working within the context of U.S. public opinion, they contend that the answers Americans give rest on a variegated structure of political predispositions--diverse but widely shared values, beliefs, expectations, and evaluations. Alvarez and Brehm argue that respondents deploy what they know about politics (often little) to think in terms of what they value and believe. Working with sophisticated statistical models, they offer a unique analysis of not just what a respondent is likely to choose, but also how variable those choices would be under differing circumstances. American public opinion can be characterized in one of three forms of variability, conclude the authors: ambivalence, equivocation, and uncertainty. Respondents are sometimes ambivalent, as in attitudes toward abortion or euthanasia. They are often equivocal, as in views about the scope of government. But most often, they are uncertain, sure of what they value, but unsure how to use those values in political choices.

Making Hard Choices in Journalism Ethics

Making Hard Choices in Journalism Ethics Book
Author : David E. Boeyink,Sandra L. Borden
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2010-04-05
ISBN : 1135856184
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book teaches students how to make the difficult ethical decisions that journalists routinely face. By taking a case-based approach, the authors argue that the best way to make an ethical decision is to look closely at a particular situation, rather than looking first to an abstract set of ethical theories or principles. This book goes beyond the traditional approaches of many other journalism textbooks by using cases as the starting point for building ethical practices. Casuistry, the technical name of such a method, develops provisional guidelines from the bottom up by reasoning analogically from an "easy" ethical case (the "paradigm") to "harder" ethical cases. Thoroughly grounded in actual experience, this method admits more nuanced judgments than most theoretical approaches.

Hard Choices Hard Questions

Hard Choices  Hard Questions Book
Author : Suzanne Fields
Publisher : Creators Publishing
Release : 2021-12-06
ISBN : 1942448848
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Israel, Africa, Germany, Ellis Island: These are but a few of the places Suzanne Fields will take you in these columns. Fields dissects a range of complex subjects, including gender politics, child marriage, the state of literature in schools and the relationship between free speech and vulgarity today. Fields is one of the liveliest and most provocative op-ed voices in America. Her writing reaches inside the hearts of her readers and touches them where they live. Suzanne Fields is a nationally syndicated opinion columnist for Creators Syndicate. This is a collection of the very best of Suzanne Fields from 2014.