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Earl Gregg Swem Library

The Political Context Behind Successful Revolutionary Movements, Three Case Studies …

Categories: Africa,Defense/Military,Latin America,Vietnam

Examines theories and applications of revolutionary warfare in an era of reactionary, jihadist wars. Explores how in particular the governments of Vietnam (1955-63), Algeria (1945-62) and Nicaragua (1967-79) unintentionally empowered revolutionary movements leading to the demise of the governments. From the Strategic Studies Institute of the U.S. Army War College.

From Gridlock to Compromise: How Three Laws Could Begin to Transform Iraqi Politics

Categories: Democracy/Peace,Iraq

Examines how three laws relating to provincial powers, amnesty, and the budget came to be approved and how they could begin to transform efforts toward democracy in Iraq. From the U.S. Institute of Peace.

Using Quantitative and Qualitative Models to Forecast Instability

Categories: Democracy/Peace,Statistics

Provides practical guidance on how qualitative structural analogy models and quantitative statistical models can be used together to generate more accurate forecasts for instances of political instability and mass violence. From the U.S. Institute of Peace.

Risk Assessment Portal

Categories: Environment

Provides basic information about environmental risk assessments, including what they are, who evaluates the risks, how risk assessments are conducted, and where they are found. From the Environmental Protection Agency.

Productivity and Costs by Industry: Manufacturing Industries, 2006

Categories: Labor/Employment,Manufacturing,Statistics

Reports that 52% of manufacturing industries recorded productivity gains in 2006, compared to 88% in 2005. Unit labor costs declined in 33% of the industries. Offers 2 tables for percentage change in output per hour, output, hours, compensation and unit labor costs in 2005-2006 and for average annual percentage changes for 1987-2006 time period for manufacturing industries by NAICS codes. From the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

The Three Leading Causes of Injury Mortality in the United States, 1999-2005

Categories: Births/Deaths,Guns,Health/Medical,Statistics,Traffic Accidents

Traffic accidents, poisoning, and firearms continued to be the three leading causes of death from injuries in the U.S. in 2005. Poisoning first passed firearms mortality in 2004. From 2004 to 2005 traffic accident deaths increased 1%, firearms deaths 4%, and poisoning deaths 8%. From the National Center for Health Statistics.

First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton’s White House Schedules

Categories: Headlines,Presidency

Covers 11,000 pages of Clinton’s daily schedules as First Lady. Includes some 4700 redactions for protection of individual privacy including social security numbers, telephone numbers and home addresses. From the National Archives and Records Administration

The Long-Term Implications of Current Defense Plans: Detailed Update for Fiscal Year 2008

Categories: Defense/Military,Govt Finance

Provides update for April 2007 and December 2007 documents of the same title. From the Congressional Budget Office.

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