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2011 Global Go To Think Tanks Index Report, James G. Mcgann Dec 2011

2011 Global Go To Think Tanks Index Report, James G. Mcgann

TTCSP Global Go To Think Tank Index Reports

The 2011 Global Go To Think Tank Rankings marks the fifth edition of the annual report. As in previous years, the Think Tanks and Civil Societies Program (TTCSP) at the University of Pennsylvania’s International Relations Program has relied on the indexing criteria and process developed by James G. McGann for ranking think tanks around the world. The Program’s Rankings remain the first and most comprehensive ranking of the world’s top think tanks, and are based on an annual global peer and expert survey of close to 1500 scholars, policymakers, journalists, and regional and subject area experts. Given ...


Another Factory Is Possible: How One Apparel Company Is Reinvigorating The Debate Over The Sweatshop-Free Label., Peter Dreier Nov 2011

Another Factory Is Possible: How One Apparel Company Is Reinvigorating The Debate Over The Sweatshop-Free Label., Peter Dreier

UEP Faculty & UEPI Staff Scholarship

No abstract provided.


Cafeteria Food Fight, Robert Gottlieb Oct 2011

Cafeteria Food Fight, Robert Gottlieb

UEP Faculty & UEPI Staff Scholarship

No abstract provided.


Moving In The Labor Laane, Peter Dreier Oct 2011

Moving In The Labor Laane, Peter Dreier

UEP Faculty & UEPI Staff Scholarship

No abstract provided.


Dr. Seuss’S Progressive Politics, Peter Dreier Oct 2011

Dr. Seuss’S Progressive Politics, Peter Dreier

UEP Faculty & UEPI Staff Scholarship

No abstract provided.


How Do Wrong Economic Ideas Become Conventional Wisdom?, Peter Drier May 2011

How Do Wrong Economic Ideas Become Conventional Wisdom?, Peter Drier

UEP Faculty & UEPI Staff Scholarship

No abstract provided.


Little Old Liar From Pasadena, Peter Dreier Apr 2011

Little Old Liar From Pasadena, Peter Dreier

UEP Faculty & UEPI Staff Scholarship

No abstract provided.


Lessons Learned From The Triangle Waist Factory Fire, Peter Dreier, Donald Cohen Mar 2011

Lessons Learned From The Triangle Waist Factory Fire, Peter Dreier, Donald Cohen

UEP Faculty & UEPI Staff Scholarship

No abstract provided.


The Fire Last Time, Peter Dreier, Donald Cohen Mar 2011

The Fire Last Time, Peter Dreier, Donald Cohen

UEP Faculty & UEPI Staff Scholarship

No abstract provided.


Bringing People To Good Food And Good Food To People: Enhancing Food Access Through Transportation And Land Use Policies, Mark Vallianatos, Giulia Pasciuto, Amanda Shaffer, Melinda Swanson Mar 2011

Bringing People To Good Food And Good Food To People: Enhancing Food Access Through Transportation And Land Use Policies, Mark Vallianatos, Giulia Pasciuto, Amanda Shaffer, Melinda Swanson

UEP Faculty & UEPI Staff Scholarship

This report examined links between transportation and food access in South Los Angeles and recommends ways to increase access to healthy food through transportation and land use programs and policies. The report is the product of Food Access and Transportation in South Los Angeles project, a collaboration between the Community Redevelopment Agency of the City of Los Angeles (CRA/LA), the Urban & Environmental Policy Institute at Occidental College (UEPI), and Esperanza Community Housing Corporation (Esperanza). The recommendations were developed through research of best practices and policies throughout the country; surveys of food retail stores and mobile food vendors in the project area; mapping of food retail locations and transportation routes in the project area; and the experiences of the project partners in working on food access issues ...


Global Trade Impacts: Addressing The Health, Social And Environmental Consequences Of Moving International Freight Through Our Communities, Martha Matsuoka, Andrea Hricko, Robert Gottlieb, Juan Delara Mar 2011

Global Trade Impacts: Addressing The Health, Social And Environmental Consequences Of Moving International Freight Through Our Communities, Martha Matsuoka, Andrea Hricko, Robert Gottlieb, Juan Delara

UEP Faculty & UEPI Staff Scholarship

As ports and goods movement activity expands throughout the United States, a major challenge is how to make the adverse impacts of freight transportation a more central part of economic development, policy and planning discussions and transportation decision making. In 2009, faculty and staff from the Urban & Environmental Policy Institute of Occidental College and from the environmental health sciences and regional equity programs of the University of Southern California (USC) began a study of this evolving global trade and freight transportation system, focusing on areas in the United States where the system is expanding and where community, labor and social ...


A State-In-Society Approach To The Nonprofit Sector: Welfare Services In Japan, Mary Alice Haddad Mar 2011

A State-In-Society Approach To The Nonprofit Sector: Welfare Services In Japan, Mary Alice Haddad

Division II Faculty Publications

This article uses the case of Japan to advocate for a new theoretical approach to the study of the nonprofit sector. In particular, it examines how theoretical models based on the European and North American experiences have difficulty explaining the relationship between the nonprofit sector and the state in Japan, and argues that a state-in-society approach is better suited to explaining complex state–society relations in diverse cultural contexts. It does this by examining the evolution of social welfare service provision in Japan. This article is motivated to explain an apparent paradox: Japan’s recent efforts toward greater government decentralization ...


Is Glenn Beck Sinking?, Peter Dreier, Alexander Zaitchik Feb 2011

Is Glenn Beck Sinking?, Peter Dreier, Alexander Zaitchik

UEP Faculty & UEPI Staff Scholarship

No abstract provided.


Reagan's Real Legacy, Peter Dreier Feb 2011

Reagan's Real Legacy, Peter Dreier

UEP Faculty & UEPI Staff Scholarship

No abstract provided.


Executive Summary: Global Trade Impacts: Addressing The Health, Social, And Environmental Consequences Of Moving International Freight Through Our Communities, Martha Matsuoka, Andrea Hricko, Robert Gottlieb, Juan De Lara Feb 2011

Executive Summary: Global Trade Impacts: Addressing The Health, Social, And Environmental Consequences Of Moving International Freight Through Our Communities, Martha Matsuoka, Andrea Hricko, Robert Gottlieb, Juan De Lara

UEP Faculty & UEPI Staff Scholarship

No abstract provided.


The Newsmedia, The Conservative Echo Chamber, And The Battle Over Acorn: How Two Academics Fought In The Framing Wars, Peter Dreier, Christopher Martin Feb 2011

The Newsmedia, The Conservative Echo Chamber, And The Battle Over Acorn: How Two Academics Fought In The Framing Wars, Peter Dreier, Christopher Martin

UEP Faculty & UEPI Staff Scholarship

No abstract provided.


Glenn Beck’S Attacks On Frances Fox Piven Trigger Death Threats, Peter Dreier Jan 2011

Glenn Beck’S Attacks On Frances Fox Piven Trigger Death Threats, Peter Dreier

UEP Faculty & UEPI Staff Scholarship

No abstract provided.