A volume in Critical Constructions: Studies on Education and Society Series Editor: Curry Stephenson Malott, Queens College/CUNY This volume will be a valuable resource to instructors who teach in the fields of teacher education, social studies, educational leadership, social work, social, cultural and philosophical foundations of education, sociology, political science, and global studies as well as their students. Due to the volume's international focus, we also expect that it will purchased by a large number of university libraries, researchers, educators and others in a number of countries.
financial markets suggests that factors such as differences in capital requirements, limi- tations on size or on the range of financial activities in which firms can engage, govern- ment guarantee arrangements for deposits or payments, and reporting or disclosure requirements can have important effects on the efficiency of industrial and commercial firms and thus on the international competitive positions of major sectors of the U.S. economy. Regulatory and tax policies must therefore take into account effects on inter- national competitive positions in addition to domestic concerns. The articles in this issue analyze differences in market organization and regulation across countries and examine how efficiency in producing financial services is influenced by these differences. These articles were presented and discussed at a conference sponsored by the Amer- ican Enterprise Institute in Washington, D.C., on May 31 and June 1, 1990. This confer- ence on International Competitiveness in Financial Services brought to the attention of Washington policy officials these analyses by leading scholars in finance. Publication of these studies and critiques in the Journal of Financial Services Research is intended to stimulate further interest in research on these important issues.
"This book is a revised and extended version of a groundbreaking book in the field of records and information management. First published in 1997, this fully updated second edition contains new material on 'Digital Archives', which discusses electronic records and the adoption of an international standard for records management. The development of digital archives brings the records management field and its parent subject archival management much closer together. The implications of this are addressed and its relevance to records management in the modern organisation."--BOOK JACKET.
This book analyzes how the Egyptian intelligence community has adapted to shifting national security threats since its inception 100 years ago.
Starting in 1910, when the modern Egyptian intelligence system was created to deal with militant nationalists and Islamists, the book shows how the security services were subsequently reorganized, augmented and centralized to meet an increasingly sophisticated array of challenges, including fascism, communism, army unrest, Israel, France, the United Kingdom, conservative Arab states, the Muslim Brotherhood and others.
The book argues that studying Egypta (TM)s intelligence community is integral to our understanding of that countrya (TM)s modern history, regime stability and human rights record. Intelligence studies have been described as the a missing dimensiona (TM) of international relations. It is clear that intelligence agencies are pivotal to understanding the nature of many Arab regimes and their decision-making processes, and there is no published history of modern Egyptian intelligence in either a European language or in Arabic, though Egypt has the largest and arguably most effective intelligence community in the Arab world.
This book will fill a clear gap in the intelligence literature and will be of much interest to students of intelligence studies, Middle Eastern politics, international security and IR in general.