The Age Of Anxiety

Author: Andrea Tone
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0786727470
Size: 23.18 MB
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Anxious Americans have increasingly pursued peace of mind through pills and prescriptions. In 2006, the National Institute of Mental Health estimated that 40 million adult Americans suffer from an anxiety disorder in any given year: more than double the number thought to have such a disorder in 2001. Anti-anxiety drugs are a billion-dollar business. Yet as recently as 1955, when the first tranquilizer—Miltown—went on the market, pharmaceutical executives worried that there wouldn't be interest in anxiety-relief. At mid-century, talk therapy remained the treatment of choice. But Miltown became a sensation—the first psychotropic blockbuster in United States history. By 1957, Americans had filled 36 million prescriptions. Patients seeking made-to-order tranquility emptied drugstores, forcing pharmacists to post signs reading “more Miltown tomorrow.” The drug's financial success and cultural impact revolutionized perceptions of anxiety and its treatment, inspiring the development of other lifestyle drugs including Valium and Prozac. In The Age of Anxiety, Andrea Tone draws on a broad array of original sources—manufacturers' files, FDA reports, letters, government investigations, and interviews with inventors, physicians, patients, and activists—to provide the first comprehensive account of the rise of America's tranquilizer culture. She transports readers from the bomb shelters of the Cold War to the scientific optimism of the Baby Boomers, to the “just say no” Puritanism of the late 1970s and 1980s. A vibrant history of America's long and turbulent affair with tranquilizers, The Age of Anxiety casts new light on what it has meant to seek synthetic solutions to everyday angst.

The Statecraft Of Consensus Democracies In A Turbulent World

Author: José M. Magone
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 131540785X
Size: 37.73 MB
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Drawing on the work of Arend Lijphart, this book focuses on consensus democracies. These democracies entail a complex set of democratic institutional and conventional arrangements and can be regarded as a product of path-dependent development towards a national culture of compromise and bargaining. Taking a multi-dimensional and multi-spatial approach, this book examines the West central European consensus democracies of Austria, Belgium, Luxembourg, Netherlands and Switzerland, over the past 40 years. Magone examines how these democracies have been transformed by Europeanization thrusts and global turbulence yet are able to maintain political stability. It provides historical context including the different phases of transformation: the golden period (1945-1979); disorganised capitalism (1979-1993); and re-equilibration (1993-). It includes chapters on political culture, government, parliament, the rise of populism and political parties, subnational government, and the political economy and concludes deliberating on the relevance of consensus democracies’ experiences for the future of European and global governance. Based on original research, this book will be of strong interest to students and scholars of comparative politics, European government, West European politics, the politics of small states in Europe, and those with a particular interest in the politics of Austria, Belgium, the Netherlands, Luxembourg and Switzerland.

Improving Decisionmaking In A Turbulent World

Author: Charles P. Ries
Publisher: Rand Corporation
ISBN: 0833094335
Size: 25.79 MB
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Every president needs a decisionmaking system that harnesses the full capabilities and accumulated wisdom of the U.S. government and the nation’s many stakeholders. This Perspective analyzes a range of management challenges in the national security system and presents recommendations for strengthening U.S. decisionmaking and oversight of policy implementation.

Strategic Choices For A Turbulent World

Author: Andrew R. Hoehn
Publisher: Rand Corporation
ISBN: 0833096923
Size: 33.40 MB
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This report is the last of a six-volume series in which RAND explores the elements of a national strategy for the conduct of U.S. foreign policy. It analyzes U.S. strengths and weaknesses, and suggests adaptations for this new era of turbulence and uncertainty. The report offers three alternative strategic concepts and evaluates their underlying assumptions, costs, risks, and constraints.

Along The Domestic Foreign Frontier

Author: James N. Rosenau
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521587648
Size: 25.50 MB
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James Rosenau explores the enormous changes in both national and international political systems which are currently transforming world affairs.

The Alphonse Courrier Affair

Author: Marta Morazzoni
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1448130247
Size: 39.57 MB
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Alphonse Courrier possesses all the might reasonably make a man content: a prosperous ironmonger's business and a position of respect in his Auvergne village, a dutiful, coolly beautiful wife who runs an irreproachable household, two healthy sons, and a hidden mistress - "the ugliest girl in the village but probably the happiest". Prying eyes and wagging tongues, however, are the life force in a small community, and though Courrier thinks he can play the village gossips with the same skill he brings to the card table, life has a way of dealing the hand you least expect ...

Strengthening U S Leadership In A Turbulent World

Author: United States. Congress
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781976164170
Size: 25.87 MB
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Strengthening U.S. leadership in a turbulent world : the FY 2017 Foreign Affairs Budget : hearing before the Committee on Foreign Affairs, House of Representatives, One Hundred Fourteenth Congress, second session, February 25, 2016.

Introduction To The Voluntary Sector

Author: Rodney Hedley
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134858108
Size: 70.47 MB
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In the 1990s the voluntary and charity sector is being forced to become an increasingly important provider of health and social welfare in Britain. How can it respond to this pressure, who is running it and how should it be managed? As well as offering a full overview of the voluntary sector the editors and contributors: examine its history and importance within welfare provision explore its current position and responsibilities offer practical guidance for and analysis of the issues facing the voluntary sector today including its legal framework in the UK and EU, fundraising management and accountability. An Introduction to the Voluntary Sector will be invaluable reading to all students and lecturers of social policy and organisational studies as well as to professional policy-makers and voluntary sector personnel.

Bread Alone

Author: Kim Jensen
Publisher: Syracuse University Press
ISBN: 0815651007
Size: 15.65 MB
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In this provocative collection, Kim Jensen gives voice to the struggle of those who seek love in a world saturated with brutality and aggression. The concise lyrics in Bread Alone condemn the violence in Iraq, Palestine, and Lebanon, while exploring the intimate consequences of these and other injustices. Darkly humorous, grotesque, sorrowful, outraged, and sometimes poignantly hopeful, Jensen’s poems possess a strange beauty and remind us of the key purposes of poetry—to warn and to revive our sense of conscience and connection.

A Republic Of Nobles

Author: J. K. Fedorowicz
Publisher: CUP Archive
ISBN: 9780521240932
Size: 73.82 MB
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