Government Information

Earl Gregg Swem Library

The Globalization of Crime: A Transnational Organized Crime Threat Assessment

Categories: Crime/Justice,Drug Trafficking,Guns,Telecommunications/Internet,United Nations

http://www.unodc.org/documents/data-and-analysis/tocta/TOCTA_Report_2010_low_res.pdf

Covers trafficking in persons, drug trafficking, firearms, counterfeit products, maritime piracy, and cybercrime.  From the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime

Fixed-term Parliaments Bill

Categories: Elections/Campaigns,Great Britain

http://www.parliament.uk/briefingpapers/commons/lib/research/rp2010/RP10-054.pdf

Proposed legislation that would fix Parliaments for five year terms with elections occurring on the first Thursday of May, unless earlier elections were triggered by one of two special circumstances.  House of Commons Library Research Paper 10/54

Shifts in U.S. Merchandise Trade 2009

Categories: Brazil,Canada,China,European Union,Foreign Trade/Investment,India,Japan,Korea,Mexico,Russia,Statistics

http://www.usitc.gov/publications/332/pub4179.pdf

Part 1 presents an analysis of overall economic performance and U.S. merchandise trade in 10 sectors.  Part II examines the shifts in U.S. trade with each of the top five U.S. trade partners: the European Union,  Canada, China, Mexico and Japan; and shifts in trade with rising trading partners: Brazil, India, Russia, and Korea.  From the United States International Trade Commission

SSI Annual Statistical Report 2009

Categories: Income/Poverty,Statistics,Welfare/Social Services

http://www.ssa.gov/policy/docs/statcomps/ssi_asr/2009/index.html

Provides data on the Supplemental Security Income program including number and characteristics of recipients.  Also covers awards and denials.  From the Social Security Administration

Dilemmas of Brazilian Grand Strategy

Categories: Brazil,Latin America

http://www.strategicstudiesinstitute.army.mil/pubs/display.cfm?pubID=1017

Describes the strategy of the current government of Brazil to become the leader of a more united South America.  From the Strategic Studies Institute of the U.S. Army War College

Fuel Economy Label

Categories: Energy,Environment,Laws/Regulations,Transportation

http://www.epa.gov/fueleconomy/regulations.htm

Describes proposed changes to the fuel economy label for 2012 Model Year vehicles, the information that would be provided by the new labels, and public participation opportunities.  From the Environmental Protection Agency

Japan’s Beef Market

Categories: Agriculture/Rural Issues,Foreign Trade/Investment,Statistics

http://www.ers.usda.gov/Publications/LDP/2010/08Aug/LDPM19401/LDPM19401.pdf

Examines past shocks to U.S. beef exports to Japan, especially the bovine spongiform encephalopathy outbreak in the early part of the decade, and the prospects for the future of U.S. beef exports.  From the Economic Research Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture

Foreign Terrorist Organization Designation

Categories: Terrorism

http://www.state.gov/r/pa/prs/ps/2010/09/146554.htm

Describes the two different types of terrorist organizations designated by the U.S., the criteria for designation, and the process and consequences of such designations.  From the State Department

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