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Keeping a Watchful Eye

Author : Joel D. Aberbach
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Congressional oversight activity has increased dramatically since the early 1970s. Congressional committees now spend more of their time holding hearings to review the activities of federal agencies, and committee staff members are busy collecting information about what goes on during program implementation. This book examines the reasons behind the surprising growth of congressional oversight. Using original data collected for this project, Joel D. Aberbach documents the increase in oversight activity and links it to changes in the political environment. He explores the political purposes served by oversight, the techniques Congress uses to uncover information about the activities of the federal bureaucracy, and the reasons why topics get on the oversight agenda. He concludes that even though the U.S. government system was not designed with a large administrative sector in mind, its ability to expose bureaucratic behavior to public scrutiny is impressive, and the Congress plays a vital role in this endeavor.

Surveillance by Law Enforcement Agencies

Author : Benedict Stewart
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Worth Watching

Author : Ontario Hydro
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The European Council and EU Decision Making Keeping a Watchful Eye on the Council

Author : Daniela Annette Kroll
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Keeping a Watchful Eye

Author : Joel D. Aberbach
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Congressional oversight activity has increased dramatically since the early 1970s. Congressional committees now spend more of their time holding hearings to review the activities of federal agencies, and committee staff members are busy collecting information about what goes on during program implementation. This book examines the reasons behind the surprising growth of congressional oversight. Using original data collected for this project, Joel D. Aberbach documents the increase in oversight activity and links it to changes in the political environment. He explores the political purposes served by oversight, the techniques Congress uses to uncover information about the activities of the federal bureaucracy, and the reasons why topics get on the oversight agenda. He concludes that even though the U.S. government system was not designed with a large administrative sector in mind, its ability to expose bureaucratic behavior to public scrutiny is impressive, and the Congress plays a vital role in this endeavor.

Institutions of American Democracy

Author : Joel D. Aberbach
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The presidency and the agencies of the executive branch are deeply interwoven with other core institutions of American government and politics. While the framers of the Constitution granted power to the president, they likewise imbued the legislative and judicial branches of government with the powers necessary to hold the executive in check. The Executive Branch, edited byJoel D. Aberbach and Mark A. Peterson, examines the delicate and shifting balance among the three branches of government, which is constantly renegotiated as political leaders contend with the public's paradoxical sentiments-yearning for strong executive leadership yet fearing too much executive power, and welcoming the benefits of public programs yet uneasy about, and indeed often distrusting, big government. The Executive Branch, a collection of essays by some of the nation's leading political scientists and public policy scholars, examines the historical emergence and contemporary performance of the presidency and bureaucracy, as well as their respective relationships with the Congress, the courts, political parties, and American federalism. Presidential elections are defining moments for the nation's democracy-by linking citizens directly to their government, elections serve as a mechanism for exercising collective public choice. After the election, however, the work of government begins and involves elected and appointed political leaders at all levels of government, career civil servants, government contractors, interest organizations, the media, and engaged citizens. The essays in this volume delve deeply into the organizations and politics that make the executive branch such a complex and fascinating part of American government. The volume provides an assessment from the past to the present of the role and development of the presidency and executive branch agencies, including analysis of the favorable and problematic strategies, and personal attributes, that presidents have brought to the challenge of leadership. It examines the presidency and the executive agencies both separately and together as they influence-or are influenced by-other major institutions of American government and politics, with close attention to how they relate to civic participation and democracy.

Rotting to the Core Keep Your Crowbar Handy Book 2

Author : S.P. Durnin
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Life in the apocalypse sucks. Just ask Jacob O’Connor and his friends. After managing to survive the initial zombie outbreak, they thought they'd seen it all. Dead rising to devour the living, cities abandoned, wreckage everywhere. Basically, the fall of modern society. They considered themselves lucky to be alive. Unfortunately, all that was only the beginning…

Curriculum Syllabus Design and Equity

Author : Allan Luke
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Curriculum scholars and teachers working for social justice and equity have been caught up in acrimonious and polarizing political debates over content, ideology, and disciplinary knowledge. At the forefront in cutting through these debates and addressing the practical questions involved, this book is distinctive in looking to the technical form of the curriculum rather than its content for solutions. The editors and contributors, all leading international scholars, advance a unified, principled approach to the design of curriculum and syllabus documents that aims for high quality/high equity educational outcomes and enhances teacher professionalism with appropriate system prescription. Stressing local curriculum development capacity and teacher professional responses to specific community and student contexts, this useful, practical primer introduces and unpacks definitions of curriculum, syllabus, the school subject, and informed professionalism; presents key principles of design; discusses a range of approaches; and offers clear, realistic guidelines for the tasks of writing curriculum documents and designing official syllabi and professional development programs at system and school levels. Providing a foundational structure for syllabus design work, Curriculum, Syllabus Design, and Equity is relevant for teachers, teacher educators, and curriculum policy workers everywhere who are engaged in the real work of curriculum writing and implementation.

A Treasure Worth Keeping and Hidden Treasures

Author : Kathryn Springer
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"A Treasure Worth Keeping: Teacher Evie McBride plans to spend a quiet summer on Cooper's Landing. Yet when handsome Sam Cutter asks her to tutor his troubled teenage niece, she can't turn them away. Soon enough, it's Evie and Sam who are learning more about love and faith than they ever expected. Hidden Treasures: All Cade Halloway wants is to sell the family vacation home that reminds him of bad memories. But now his sister insists on marrying there. Wedding photographer Meghan McBride and her camera just may help him discover the treasures of family and love."--Page 4 of cover.

Translation Driven Corpora

Author : Federico Zanettin
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Electronic texts and text analysis tools have opened up a wealth of opportunities to higher education and language service providers, but learning to use these resources continues to pose challenges to scholars and professionals alike. Translation-Driven Corpora aims to introduce readers to corpus tools and methods which may be used in translation research and practice. Each chapter focuses on specific aspects of corpus creation and use. An introduction to corpora and overview of applications of corpus linguistics methodologies to translation studies is followed by a discussion of corpus design and acquisition. Different stages and tools involved in corpus compilation and use are outlined, from corpus encoding and annotation to indexing and data retrieval, and the various methods and techniques that allow end users to make sense of corpus data are described. The volume also offers detailed guidelines for the construction and analysis of multilingual corpora. Corpus creation and use are illustrated through practical examples and case studies, with each chapter outlining a set of tasks aimed at guiding researchers, students and translators to practice some of the methods and use some of the resources discussed. These tasks are meant as hands-on activities to be carried out using the materials and links available in an accompanying DVD. Suggested further readings at the end of each chapter are complemented by an extensive bibliography at the end of the volume. Translation-Driven Corpora is designed for use by teachers and students in the classroom or by researchers and professionals for self-learning. It is an invaluable resource for anyone interested in this fast growing area of scholarly and professional activity.

The Cylinders

Author : Donald Charles Calarco
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When an accidental discovery in South America leads to a lifetime pact between total strangers, only one among them takes the promise to heart and hands it down to his next generation. Driven by an intense desire to unleash the secrets that lie inside the mysterious cylinder given to him by his infamous father, one man starts a chain reaction of events that draws the attention of the F.B.I. , C.I A. and a cadre of governmental security agencies from around the globe. Brenda Tyler-Crane disrupts her dead end job at the C.I.A. when her best friend disappears without a trace. Within days, several international kidnappings occur which seem to tie total strangers to the cause of his disappearance. Soon after all the hostages are found, a new discovery shocks the world’s scientific community and leaves the most eloquent among them holding the keys to the future of mankind and totally lost for words. The Cylinders is the first in a series of Brenda Tyler-Crane stories.

Exposition of the Orthodox Faith

Author : Saint John of Damascus
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After the rules of Christian dialectic and the review of the errors of ancient heresies comes at last the book “Concerning the Orthodox Faith.” In this book, John of Damascus retains the same order as was adopted by Theodoret in his “Epitome of Divine Dogmas,” but takes a different method. For the former, by the sheer weight of his own genius, framed various kinds of arguments against heretics, adducing the testimony of the sacred page, and thus he composed a concise treatise of Theology. Our author, however, did not confine himself to Scripture, but gathered together also the opinions of the holy Fathers, and produced a work marked with equal perspicuity and brevity, and forming an unexhausted storehouse of tradition in which nothing is to be found that has not been either sanctioned by the oecumenical synods or accepted by the approved leaders of the Church.

Objective English 4 e

Author : Edgar Thorpe
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The fourth edition of Objective English is a comprehensive test-preparation tool that helps the learner to methodically improve their skills for various competitive examinations. This book assists students in recognizing their weaknesses and enables them to eliminate them. Objective English also highlights learner’s strengths in the process. This book activates, stimulates, and accelerates the learning process, while familiarizing the reader with current trends in questions. This carefully structured and easy-to-read course explains the basic rules of English, and prepares students for examinations with the help of near-original test papers of recent examinations conducted by various bodies such as the UPSC, SSC, Banking Services, Railways Recruitment Boards, private corporate organizations, and central and state recruitment bodies. It is also an indispensable aid for preparing for the CDS, NDA, MBA, MCA, BCA, hotel management, law and NIFT/NID entrance examinations.

The Toddler Book

Author : Rachel Waddilove
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A follow up to the hugely successful the Baby Book, The Toddler Book follows a child's development between the ages 12 - 36 months. Written by renowned childcare expert Rachel Waddilove. Written in an informative yet friendly style, the book is essential for any parent, experienced or not, who wants to approach the terrible two's stage with confidence and a smile. Topics covered include: sleep, feeding, general care, potty training, illnesses, behaviour, development, play, family life, new baby in the family and the spiritual and emotional needs of a child.

Eyes of the Heart

Author : Cachet Wells
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Imagine taking a journey and with every mile you travel the anticipation of what’s to come gets greater and greater. That’s how it is on this journey we call life. Every step you take you’re drawn closer to God and all that He has purposed for you. With each moment of living we should be seeking to maintain an intimate relationship with the Father. Eyes Of The Heart takes you through the process of transformation as we journey to true wholeness in Christ. Journey with me as the chains of the oppressor are removed, burdens lifted and the healing begins. Understanding how to rid the bonds of every yoke of defeat and replacing it with the love of the Father through the heart’s view. The meditations, inspirations and reflections shared in this book were compiled together on my personal journey that enable me to stand firm in God. Allow yourself to look past your current situations to overcome those circumstances with the help of the Father. His peace, joy and love covers a multitude problems that we may face which allows us to conquer.

THE GREAT ADVENTURE Boxed Set 56 Action Adventure Classics Spy Thrillers Historical Novels

Author : Emma Orczy
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This grand collection includes all Scarlet Pimpernel Adventures, as well as Action-Thrillers and other Adventure Novels by Emma Orczy: The Scarlet Pimpernel Series: The Laughing Cavalier The First Sir Percy The Scarlet Pimpernel Sir Percy Leads the Band The League of the Scarlet Pimpernel I Will Repay The Elusive Pimpernel Lord Tony's Wife The Way of the Scarlet Pimpernel Eldorado Mam'zelle Guillotine Sir Percy Hits Back Adventures of the Scarlet Pimpernel The Triumph of the Scarlet Pimpernel A Child of the Revolution In the Rue Monge Pimpernel and Rosemary The Scarlet Pimpernel Looks at the World Other Novels: The Emperor's Candlesticks Beau Brocade The Nest of the Sparrowhawk The Heart of a Woman (A True Woman) The Bronze Eagle Leatherface The Honourable Jim The Celestial City Marivosa A Joyous Adventure The Uncrowned King Short Stories: The Man in Grey Silver-leg The Spaniard The Mystery of Marie Vaillant The Emeralds of Mademoiselle Philipa The Bourbon Prince The Mystery of a Woman's Heart The League of Knaves The Arrow Poison The Last Adventure Castles in the Air A Roland For His Oliver A Fool's Paradise On The Brink Carissimo The Toys Honour Among –– An Over-Sensitive Heart

The Laughing Cavalier The First Sir Percy

Author : Emma Orczy
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"The Laughing Cavalier" revolves around Percy Blake, a foreign adventurer and ancestor of the famous Scarlet Pimpernel. In March 1623, the Dutch nobleman Willem, Lord of Stoutenburg, is on the run. His father, the statesman Johan was falsely accused of treason and sent to the gallows by the Stadtholder, Prince of Orange. Willem's brother Reinier has since been arrested and executed for plotting to kill the Prince. Stoutenburg is now a fugitive and determined to get his revenge. "The First Sir Percy" is a sequel to The Laughing Cavalier, occurring a few months after the events in the first book. It is March 1624 in Holland. Two months earlier, a mercenary who calls himself "Diogenes" foiled the plot on the life of the Stadtholder, Prince of Orange. Now, he has finally met his real father, an English nobleman, and realized his true identity as Sir Percy Blake of Blakeney, heir to a large estate in Sussex.

Away from My Mother s Watchful Eye

Author : Jesse A. Mayfield
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This is a coming of age story that chronicles my early years growing up in inner-city, Brooklyn, New York amidst the turbulent, racially and socially explosive 1960s. The Civil Rights Movement was in full swing and while many older Negroes supported Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and his calls for peaceful protests, many young Negroes gravitated to a more militant and confrontational approach to winning freedom and equal treatment under the law for all Negroes. Young people were constantly being called upon to be down with the revolution and encouraged to hate Whitey and to fear the Police in particular who were looked upon as an occupying force within the Negro community. All of this was swirling around me as I struggled to just be a kid. I certainly didn't hate anyone and my being bussed to a White school only served to complicate things as I found myself eventually feeling trapped in my own community and walking a tightrope between two diverse cultures. Surprisingly, I found peace, friendship and acceptance in the most unlikely of places. My years in Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn were both character building and life changing and laid the foundation for my becoming the man that I am today. This story is told through the eyes of a precocious and intelligent little boy and it's told with humor and love. It is my hope that while you're reading this book you will get a strong sense of the love I had for my family, my community and the new world of friendships that embraced me. Being away from my mother's watchful eye offered me a newfound freedom but it also demanded that I grow up quickly, keep my wits about me and utilize everything I'd ever learned.

Charlotte Figg Takes Over Paradise

Author : Joyce Magnin
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Having moved intro a trailer and been roped into coaching the local softball team, newly widowed Charlotte Figg discovers that Fergus Wrinkel abuses his wife, Suzy, and sets out to find a way to save Suzy from Fergus, in the process coming to a difficult realization about her own painful marriage. Original.

Keep on Singing

Author : Barbara Harman
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It is the late 1800s and Brandon Percival is a handsome Bostonian who is already feeling old now that he has reached his thirties. Although he has recently suffered the heartbreak of a broken marriage, he does not lack for female companionship. He has three sisters who nag him, entertain him with the latest gossip, and fill him with good food. Brandon is especially fond of his invalid sister, Sarah. When his father announces they must take her to a drier climate to improve her declining health, Brandon agrees to leave his old life behind and head on the train with Sarah and another sister to the Idaho territory with his remaining family members trailing behind in a wagon train. When their stagecoach is robbed, Brandon and his sisters realize the Idaho territory is not without danger. But it is not until their journey ends in Boise that Brandon and the others discover their real adventure has just begun in a wild land they share with Indians. Keep on Singing shares the historical tale of one familys adventures in the untamed 1800s west as they begin a new life filled with hope, love, and with any luck, a miracle.