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To Play Ball, Not Make War., Derek Shearer Dec 2013

To Play Ball, Not Make War., Derek Shearer

Derek Shearer

The article explores the significance of sports in international relations as an instrument for diplomacy. Topics discussed include the ping-pong diplomacy between the People's Republic of China and the U.S. in 1971, similar attempts at sports diplomacy that were not as effective as the ping-pong diplomacy, and the role of sports in raising the profile of a country.


Rebranding America : The Occidental Strategy, Derek Shearer Dec 2007

Rebranding America : The Occidental Strategy, Derek Shearer

Derek Shearer

No abstract provided.


The Big Store, Derek Shearer Jul 2000

The Big Store, Derek Shearer

Derek Shearer

Derek Shearer reviews the book "A Future Perfect: The Essentials of Globalization" by John Micklethwait and Adrian Wooldridge.


Transpacific Vision -- Turning The Tables: A Machiavellian Strategy For Dealing With Japan By Daniel Burstein, Derek Shearer Dec 1992

Transpacific Vision -- Turning The Tables: A Machiavellian Strategy For Dealing With Japan By Daniel Burstein, Derek Shearer

Derek Shearer

Book review.


Transpacific Vision, Derek Shearer Dec 1992

Transpacific Vision, Derek Shearer

Derek Shearer

Reviews the book `Turning the Tables: A Machiavellian Strategy for Dealing with Japan,' by Daniel Burstein.


Citizen Participation In Local Government: The Case Of Santa Monica, California., Derek Shearer Nov 1984

Citizen Participation In Local Government: The Case Of Santa Monica, California., Derek Shearer

Derek Shearer

Discusses the methods, policies, and experiences of a rent-control coalition government in Santa Monica, California, in implementing a true participatory democracy at the local municipal level.


Towards A Democratic Alternative: Neo-Liberals Vs. Economic Democrats, Derek Shearer, Martin Carnoy Dec 1983

Towards A Democratic Alternative: Neo-Liberals Vs. Economic Democrats, Derek Shearer, Martin Carnoy

Derek Shearer

No abstract provided.


Planning With A Political Face., Derek Shearer Dec 1983

Planning With A Political Face., Derek Shearer

Derek Shearer

Comments on the 1984 Presidential campaign in the United States. People who are in support of President Ronald Reagan's policies; Response of Democrats to Reagan's ideological attack on the social programs that originated with the New Deal; Drawbacks of the industrial policy that the Democrats may endorse as their alternatives to Reagan's policies.


A New Social Contract : The Economy And Government After Reagan, Derek Shearer, Martin Carnoy, Russell Rumberger Dec 1982

A New Social Contract : The Economy And Government After Reagan, Derek Shearer, Martin Carnoy, Russell Rumberger

Derek Shearer

No abstract provided.


Santa Monica, Derek Shearer Dec 1982

Santa Monica, Derek Shearer

Derek Shearer

Santa Monica, California — a city with a population of 88000 located in the greater Los Angeles region — is currently involved in a comprehensive replanning of the city's future land use to the year 2000. The process that the city has embarked upon is designed to be participatory and democratic rather than bureaucratic and autocratic. Because of political conditions in the city and the widespread conservative attack on government championed by President Reagan, Santa Monica's planning effort is highly controversial.


Planning And The New Urban Populism: The Case Of Santa Monica, California, Derek Shearer Jun 1982

Planning And The New Urban Populism: The Case Of Santa Monica, California, Derek Shearer

Derek Shearer

Just as Justice Brandeis viewed states as laboratories of social experimentation, so can citites serve as working models of dif ferent urban policies.


Popular Planning, Derek Shearer Feb 1982

Popular Planning, Derek Shearer

Derek Shearer

LOCAL DEMOCRATIC PLANNING WOULD BEGIN WITH NEIGHBORHOODBASED PROGRAMS THAT PROVIDE RESIDENTS WITH TECHNICAL HELP TO COME UP WITH AN ASSESSMENT OF THE GOODS & SERVICES NEEDED BY THEIR COMMUNITY. THIS MIGHT INCLUDE PUBLIC AMENITIES LIKE PARKS & STREET REPAIRS, & PRIVATE NEEDS LIKE PARTICULAR KINDS OF STORES OR, SIMPLY, JOBS FOR THE UNEMPLOYED.


Santa Monica : How The Progressives Won, Derek Shearer Dec 1980

Santa Monica : How The Progressives Won, Derek Shearer

Derek Shearer

No abstract provided.


The Supply Side Of The Street., Derek Shearer, Martin Carnoy Dec 1980

The Supply Side Of The Street., Derek Shearer, Martin Carnoy

Derek Shearer

Focuses on the legislation on income redistribution introduced by the Administration of U.S. President Ronald Reagan as of November 7, 1981. Transfer of resources from the poor and the working class to the rich; Plans to stimulate economic growth by increasing business and investor profits; Need for increased purchasing power for the success of Reagan's program; Problems in supply-side economics; Benefits of increasing military spending.


Friendly Fascism: The New Face Of Power In America, Derek Shearer Aug 1980

Friendly Fascism: The New Face Of Power In America, Derek Shearer

Derek Shearer

No abstract provided.


Economic Democracy : The Challenge Of The 1980s, Derek Shearer, Martin Carnoy Jul 1980

Economic Democracy : The Challenge Of The 1980s, Derek Shearer, Martin Carnoy

Derek Shearer

This text discusses the economic, social and political implications of redirecting labour and capital from a military-based to a post-Cold War economy.


Wrong Time, Wrong Race., Derek Shearer May 1980

Wrong Time, Wrong Race., Derek Shearer

Derek Shearer

Discusses the political strategy of the Citizens' Party in the U.S. Arguments against a third-party Presidential strategy; Party's lack of base-building strategy; Arguments against the Party's move for a presidential race.


For The Ufw, A Bad Day At The Polls: But Does It Matter?, Derek Shearer Dec 1976

For The Ufw, A Bad Day At The Polls: But Does It Matter?, Derek Shearer

Derek Shearer

Discusses Cesar Chavez and the United Farm Workers Union's loss of the Proposition 14 (1976) initiative in California. Considers corporate agriculture's opposition (1975-76) to the measure that would have compelled growers to allow union organizers in their fields.


The Salt Of Public Enterprise., Derek Shearer Feb 1976

The Salt Of Public Enterprise., Derek Shearer

Derek Shearer

Examines the basic flaws in the American economy. Need to look beyond economics to political economy; Economists' opinion that inflation could be decreased if productivity were to rise faster than prices; Need to increase competition; Democratic economy's need to increase free choice.


State Business, Derek Shearer Dec 1975

State Business, Derek Shearer

Derek Shearer

Discusses businesses owned and run by state governments, notably insurance and banking, showing how properly structured state businesses can increase state revenue without adding to taxation.


Second Annual Public Policy Reader, Derek Shearer, Lee Webb Dec 1975

Second Annual Public Policy Reader, Derek Shearer, Lee Webb

Derek Shearer

This public policy reader has been compiled and edited for the second annual Conference on Alternative State and Local Public Policies, to be held in Austin, Texas, June 10-13, 1976.


California's Rising Star: Down On Jerry Brown., Derek Shearer Sep 1975

California's Rising Star: Down On Jerry Brown., Derek Shearer

Derek Shearer

Comments on the dismissal of California's director of employment development James Lorenz by California Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr, also known as Jerry Brown. Appointment of Lorenz by Brown in January 1975; Formation of the California Rural Legal Assistance group by Lorenz; Assignment given by Brown to Lorenz as the head of the employment development department; Officials selected by Brown for top positions in the state resources agency; Other people appointed by Brown.


Dreams And Schemes: A Catalogue Of Proposals, Derek Shearer Dec 1974

Dreams And Schemes: A Catalogue Of Proposals, Derek Shearer

Derek Shearer

Explores current legislative ideas for tax reform, full employment, controlling corporations and economic planning.


Reader On Alternative Public Policies, Derek Shearer, Lee Webb Dec 1974

Reader On Alternative Public Policies, Derek Shearer, Lee Webb

Derek Shearer

Prepared for the Conference on Alternative State and Local Public Policies, Madison, Wis., 1975.


How To Plan In A Mixed Economy., Derek Shearer, Lee Webb Dec 1974

How To Plan In A Mixed Economy., Derek Shearer, Lee Webb

Derek Shearer

Provides information on how to plan in a mixed economy in the U.S. Proposal to establish a national economic planning agency; Control of sizable shares of national and foreign markets; Creation of demand for products; Feasibility of establishing a government corporation to provide capital to the energy industry; Need to adopt a strategy of competitive public enterprise coupled with noncoercive economic planning.


Beyond Antitrust., Derek Shearer, Peter Barnes Jul 1974

Beyond Antitrust., Derek Shearer, Peter Barnes

Derek Shearer

Focuses on the antitrust law in the U.S. Effects of the antitrust law on companies; Attacks against competitive public enterprise; Implications of the antitrust law for monitoring the performance of state industries; Possible revival of a lawsuit against General Motors for monopolizing the bus industry; Basis for breaking up large firms; Development of the idea of public enterprise; Competition in the energy industry.


British Columbia: Socialism In One Province., Derek Shearer Jan 1974

British Columbia: Socialism In One Province., Derek Shearer

Derek Shearer

No abstract provided.


Reorganizing The Lines Of Power., Derek Shearer May 1971

Reorganizing The Lines Of Power., Derek Shearer

Derek Shearer

Like the phrase "new national priorities," the term "conversion" has become a favorite of many liberal groups and politicians. Its use reflects a concern that, for too long, the military-industrial sector of the economy has monopolized resources of the U.S., while pressing domestic needs have gone unmet. The difficulty in translating this legitimate anxiety into effective political action is shown by the many interpretations given to conversion, and by the confusion that often surrounds discussion of the subject, especially when legislation is proposed to achieve conversion.


Automated War, Derek Shearer May 1970

Automated War, Derek Shearer

Derek Shearer

Focuses on the increasing automation of the United States' military operations in Vietnam. Expected improvement in the efficiency of destruction as further progress is made towards an automated battlefield; Installation of a computer network called Seek Data II in Vietnam to reduce the average time for planning day-to-day operations; Use of laser technology to pinpoint enemy movements.


The Pentagon Watchers: Students Report On The National Security State., Derek Shearer Dec 1969

The Pentagon Watchers: Students Report On The National Security State., Derek Shearer

Derek Shearer

Papers based on research conducted by students in the summer, 1969 under the title, National Security Summer Research Project, sponsored by the Institute for Policy Studies, Washington.