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Works: 19,375 works in 37,256 publications in 3 languages and 1,135,387 library holdings
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Welfare reform in California : state and county implementation of CalWORKs in the first year by Gail Zellman( )

10 editions published between 1999 and 2001 in English and held by 3,216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This report describes the implementation of California's Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Kids (CalWORKs) program in its first two years. According to the CalWORKs welfare-to-work model, immediately following the approval of the aid application, nearly all recipients search for jobs in the context of Job Clubs. For those who do not find employment through job search, an intensive assessment and a sequence of activities follow, to identify and overcome barriers to employment. Implementation in most counties is proceeding more slowly than some observers had hoped, but about as fast as could realistically be expected. County welfare districts (CWDs) face the dual challenge of expanding their capacity to deal with the new, higher, steady-state workload that CalWORKs entails and handling the much larger one-time surge of old cases as they move through the system. Providing mandated support services--child care and transportation; education and training; and treatment for alcohol and substance abuse, mental health, and domestic abuse--has been a challenge for most CWDs. To cope with this expanded workload, they have made different capacity-building decisions. The slow pace movement through the system is worrisome, however, given the five-year lifetime limit that aid recipients face. Finally, those who have found jobs often do not earn enough to move them completely off aid and toward self-sufficiency. Additional post-employment services appear to be needed
The 21st century at work : forces shaping the future workforce and workplace in the United States by Lynn A Karoly( )

4 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 2,759 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What are the forces that will continue to shape the U.S. workforce and workplace over the next 10 to 15 years? With its eye on forming sound policy and helping stakeholders in the private and public sectors make informed decisions, the U.S. Department of Labor asked RAND to look at the future of work. The authors analyze trends in and the implications of shifting demographic patterns, the pace of technological change, and the path of economic globalization
Countering the new terrorism by Ian O Lesser( )

7 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 2,422 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The contours of terrorism are changing, and the new terrorism has more diverse sources, motivations, and tactics than the old. It is more lethal, global in reach, and characterized by network forms of organization. Terrorist sponsorship is becoming hazier and "privatized." The August 1998 terrorist bombings of U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania fit in many ways the new mold. The chapters in this book trace the evolution of international terrorism against civilian and U.S. military targets, look ahead to where terrorism is going, and assess how it might be contained. Terrorism and counterterrorism are placed in strategic perspective, including how terrorism might be applied as an asymmetric strategy by less-capable adversaries. The report builds on a existing body of RAND research on terrorism and political violence, and makes extensive use of the RAND-St. Andrews Chronology of International Terrorism
Strategic appraisal : the changing role of information in warfare by Zalmay Khalilzad( )

6 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 2,416 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Advances in information technology have led us to rely on easy communication and readily available information--both in our personal lives and in the life of our nation. For the most part, we have rightly welcomed these changes. But information that is readily available is available to friend and foe alike; a system that relies on communication can become useless if its ability to communicate is interfered with or destroyed. Because this reliance is so general, attacks on the information infrastructure can have widespread effects, both for the military and for society. And such attacks can come from a variety of sources, some difficult or impossible to identify. This, the third volume in the Strategic Appraisal series, draws on the expertise of researchers from across RAND to explore the opportunities and vulnerabilities inherent in the increasing reliance on information technology, looking both at its usefulness to the warrior and the need to protect its usefulness for everyone. The Strategic Appraisal series is intended to review, for a broad audience, issues bearing on national security and defense planning
Countering al Qaeda : an appreciation of the situation and suggestions for strategy by Brian Michael Jenkins( )

6 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 2,401 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This monograph reviews events since the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, and discusses the current state of al Qaeda and the kinds of actions that can be expected of it in the future. Al Qaeda constitutes the most serious immediate threat to the security of the United States, so the campaign against terrorism must remain focused. The monograph describes the central elements that must be emphasized in the next, more-complex phase of that campaign
The dynamic terrorist threat : an assessment of group motivations and capabilities in a changing world by Kim Cragin( )

4 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 2,336 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As the war on terrorism wages on, our nation's policymakers will continue to face the challenge of assessing threats that various terrorist groups pose to the U.S. homeland and our interests abroad. As part of the RAND Corporation's yearlong "Thinking Strategically About Combating Terrorism" project, the authors of this report develop a way to assess and analyze the danger posed by various terrorist organizations around the world. The very nature of terrorism creates a difficulty in predicting new and emerging threats; however, by establishing these types of parameters, the report creates a fresh foundation of threat analysis on which future counterterrorism strategy may build
Invisible wounds of war : psychological and cognitive injuries, their consequences, and services to assist recovery by Terri L Tanielian( )

7 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 2,279 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A comprehensive study of the post-deployment health-related needs associated with post-traumatic stress disorder, major depression, and traumatic brain injury among servicemembers returning from Operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom, the health care system in place to meet those needs, gaps in the care system, and the costs associated with these conditions and with providing quality health care to all those in need
Confronting "the enemy within" : security intelligence, the police, and counterterrorism in four democracies by Peter Chalk( )

8 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in English and held by 2,265 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chinese policy toward Russia and the Central Asian Republics by Mark Burles( )

6 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 2,242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This report examines the foundation of China's policies toward Russia and the five republics of Central Asia, identifies the combination of issues and environmental conditions likely to shape the policies' evolution, and assesses their potential impact on regional or global U.S. interests. After discussing why China has improved its relations with these countries, the report describes the goals of Chinese policies toward them. The report next examines the prospects for Sino-Russian and Sino-Central Asian relations, and how the development of these relations might affect U.S. interests
Sharing the dragon's teeth : terrorist groups and the exchange of new technologies by Kim Cragin( )

12 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 2,236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Case studies of 11 terrorist groups in Mindanao, the West Bank and Gaza Strip, and southwest Colombia show how these groups have exchanged technologies and knowledge in an effort to innovate (i.e., improve their operational capabilities). The analysis provides national security policymakers with insight into the innovation process and suggests ways that government policies can create barriers to terrorists' adoption of new technologies
Welfare reform in California : results of the 1998 all-county implementation survey by Patricia A Ebener( )

11 editions published between 1999 and 2004 in English and held by 2,215 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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School-based drug prevention : what kind of drug use does it prevent? by Jonathan P Caulkins( )

4 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 2,200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"School-based drug prevention programs target not only the use of illicit drugs such as marijuana but also licit substances such as alcohol and tobacco. These programs thus have the potential of benefiting society not only by reducing the violence and criminal justice costs associated with illicit drugs but also by reducing the health costs associated with abuse of alcohol and cigarettes. This opportunity for multiple benefits raises the interesting question, Which is most important? Is school-based drug prevention beneficial mainly as a weapon in the war against illegal drugs, or is it more valuable as a promoter of public health through reduction of licit-substance abuse? The authors analyze the costs and effectiveness of several scientifically evaluated drug prevention programs, along with the social costs of the use of various substances. They verify previous findings that the social benefits of drug prevention can exceed its costs, and they conclude that approximately two-thirds of the programs' value to the public stems from reduction in the use of alcohol and tobacco. Implications for program funding are drawn, and the limitations of prevention are discussed."--Jacket
The economic costs and implications of high-technology hardware theft by James N Dertouzos( )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 2,171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This report presents the results of a study undertaken at the request of the American Electronics Association and a consortium of high-tech industries. Based on a nine-month survey of 95 firms, representing approximately 40 percent of the sales volume for the computer, semiconductor, hard disk drive, and cellular telephone industries, the authors estimate that direct costs of hardware theft are almost $250 million. Indirect costs (such as lost sales and expensive theft-reduction strategies) and industry losses could push total losses past $5 billion. Industry and consumers share the price of high-tech losses, but firms do not always have the economic incentive to invest in appropriate security measures. Since 1996, hardware theft has declined significantly, and recent security measures adopted by individual firms appear to be very cost-effective. The authors recommend more such investments and suggest that the largest payoff will come from anticipating what products are most vulnerable and devising targeted procedures to protect them. In addition, they recommend strengthening collaborative industry-law enforcement efforts to help track the threat, anticipate targets, and identify and disable stolen property
Mastering the ultimate high ground : next steps in the military uses of space by Benjamin S Lambeth( )

4 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 2,167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introduction -- The Air Force's Struggle for Space -- Air and Space Versus "Aerospace"--The Space Commission and Its Impact -- On Space Control and Space Force Application -- The Road Ahead
Political violence and stability in the states of the Northern Persian Gulf by Daniel Byman( )

5 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 2,163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Political violence threatens the lives of U.S. soldiers and the stability of U.S. allies throughout the world. This report examines the threat of political violence in the Persian Gulf states of Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Bahrain, and the United Arab Emirates and the best means of reducing that threat. It assesses sources of discontent, common reasons for anti-regime politicization, potential triggers of violence, and the influence of foreign powers. The report then describes the strategies that regimes in the area have used to interfere with political organization and to counter violence in general. The report concludes by noting implications of political violence for both the United States and its allies in the Gulf, and by assessing the impact of various measures that could reduce violence: enacting political and economic reforms in the Gulf; changing the U.S. presence in the region through new basing and operational approaches; increasing a European role in Gulf security; coercing foreign powers that contribute to violence; strengthening the U.S.-Gulf partnership; and improving military-to-military ties
Misfortunes of war : press and public reactions to civilian deaths in wartime by Eric V Larson( )

14 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 2,158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This research, part of a larger study undertaken for the U.S. Air Force of ways to reduce collateral damage, analyzes press, public, and leadership reactions to civilian casualty incidents and how these incidents affect media reporting or public support for military operations. It analyzes U.S. and foreign media and public responses to the 1991 Al Firdos bunker bombing, the 1999 Djakovica convoy and Chinese embassy attacks, the 2002 Afghan wedding party attack, and the 2003 Baghdad marketplace explosion
Challenges and choices for crime-fighting technology : federal support of state and local law enforcement by William Schwabe( )

5 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 2,154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Under the American federal system, most law is cast as state statutes and local ordinances; accordingly, most law enforcement is the responsibility of state and local agencies. Federal law and federal law enforcement come into play only where there is rationale for it, consistent with the Constitution. Within this framework, a clear role has been identified for federal support of state and local agencies. This report provides findings of a study of technology in use or needed by law enforcement agencies at the state and local level, for the purpose of informing federal policymakers as they consider technology-related support for these agencies. In addition, it seeks to characterize the obstacles that exist to technology adoption by law enforcement agencies and to characterize the perceived effects of federal assistance programs intended to facilitate the process. The study findings are based on a nationwide Law Enforcement Technology Survey and a similar Forensics Technology Survey (FTS) conducted in late spring and early summer2000, interviews conducted throughout the year, focus groups conducted in autumn 2000, and review of an extensive, largely nonacademic literature. Companion reports: Schwabe, William, Needs and Prospects for Crime-Fighting Technology: The Federal Role in Assisting State and Local Law Enforcement, Santa Monica, Calif.: RAND, 1999. Davis, Lois M., William Schwabe, and Ronald Fricker, Challenges and Choices for Crime-Fighting Technology: Results from Two Nationwide Surveys, Santa Monica, Calif.: RAND, 2001
Toxic warfare by Theodore William Karasik( )

3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 2,146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Since the 1990s there has been an increase in the use of toxic weapons; for example, inexpensive and easily acquired chemicals and industrial waste. This work examines the implications of toxic weapon use for military planning and concludes that such weapons merit further analysis
Air power as a coercive instrument by Daniel Byman( )

7 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 2,128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Coercion--the use of threatened force to induce an adversary to change its behavior--is a critical function of the U.S. military. U.S. forces have recently fought in the Balkans, the Persian Gulf, and the Horn of Africa to compel recalcitrant regimes and warlords to stop repression, abandon weapons programs, permit humanitarian relief, and otherwise modify their actions. Yet despite its overwhelming military might, the United States often fails to coerce successfully. This report examines the phenomenon of coercion and how air power can contribute to its success. Three factors increase the likelihood of successful coercion: (1) the coercer's ability to raise the costs it imposes while denying the adversary the chance to respond (escalation dominance); (2) an ability to block an adversary's military strategy for victory; and (3) an ability to magnify third-party threats, such as internal instability or the danger posed by another enemy. Domestic political concerns (such as casualty sensitivity) and coalition dynamics often constrain coercive operations and impair the achievement of these conditions. Air power can deliver potent and credible threats that foster the above factors while neutralizing adversary countercoercive moves. When the favorable factors are absent, however, air power--or any other military instrument--will probably fail to coerce. Policymakers' use of coercive air power under inauspicious conditions diminishes the chances of using it elsewhere when the prospects of success would be greater
Individual preparedness and response to chemical, radiological, nuclear, and biological terrorist attacks by Lynn E Davis( )

12 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 2,123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Even people who consider themselves prepared to deal with common emergencies might not know what to do during a chemical, radiological, nuclear, or biological attack. This quick guide offers suggestions about how individuals can prepare for such attacks and what actions they can take during each type ofattack to protect their own health and safety--and, possibly, their own lives
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Countering the new terrorism
The 21st century at work : forces shaping the future workforce and workplace in the United StatesCountering the new terrorismStrategic appraisal : the changing role of information in warfareCountering al Qaeda : an appreciation of the situation and suggestions for strategyThe dynamic terrorist threat : an assessment of group motivations and capabilities in a changing worldInvisible wounds of war : psychological and cognitive injuries, their consequences, and services to assist recoveryConfronting "the enemy within" : security intelligence, the police, and counterterrorism in four democraciesChinese policy toward Russia and the Central Asian Republics
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