Are ports, Portganisms? Ports constitute an important economic activity in coastal and suburban areas. Ports bring varying degrees of benefit to the local and regional economies. Ports are also important for the support of economic activities. As a broker of jobs, ports do not only serve economic and social functions but, to some extent, political functions. Seaports are not only critical economic engines, but living “organisms”. In biology, an organism is defined as a contiguous living system of which, in at least some form, capable of response to stimuli, reproduction, growth and development, and maintenance as a stable whole. One of the basic parameters of an organism is its life span. Some organisms live as short as one day, while some can live thousands of years.For a ports/seaports to continue to thrive or develop, takes constant care and understanding and commitment from shippers, port tenants, residents, public officials, and other stakeholders to address the fundamentals of these systems. ports, in essence, are what I’ve coined living “Portganisms". What are the planning functions of ports? How do ports planners assist in port development? How are U.S. ports mostly funded?
The Birth of City Planning in the United States 1840–1917
You want to get fit? Tell it to the Marines! This authentic, inside look at the physical fitness training programs of the United States Marine Corps is guaranteed to get you in the best shape of your life. Whether you are a Marine, plan to be a Marine, or just want to be as tough as a Marine, you’ll discover how to get in top physical condition.
Investigation and Responsibility deals with the extension of social responsibility in the American states during the latter half of the nineteenth century. Lord Bryce questioned the reality of American belief in laissez faire, and recent work has reinforced these doubts. Professor Brock makes a substantial contribution to this reassessment, through an examination of the activities of the agencies established at a state level for the regulation of the social environment.
Interest groups, or lobbies and their lobbying activities are changing the face of the global politics. In this important context, the Israel lobby is the focus of this book since it is operating in the political system of the World's chief international actor. The lobby's huge power reserves in the United States' political system, its methods of influence, its main successes and failures, and its role in the formulation of the United States' foreign policy regarding the Middle East can be listed as the most important aspects of the book. Additionally, the lobby's goal to overemphasize the special relationship between the United States and Israel is also discussed as one of the its tactics in influencing the policy process in the United States. Other tactics of the Israel lobby are also analyzed in the book, which are anti- Semitism accusations, campaign contributions to pro- Israel candidates, manipulation of high level appointments, and the effective use of its supporters both in the House and the Senate in order to eliminate any open debate on the might of the lobby and the probability United States' more evenhanded policy preferences.
United States Policy and the Participation of Turk ey, 1914–1924.
Ages 10 to 14 years. Accompanying the thematic units will be an ever expanding series of student activity booklets. Each booklet complements the thematic units by encompassing fun-filled activities such as mazes, puzzles, word finds, and much more -- all designed around an Olympic theme. Celebrate the return of the Olympic Games to Athens in 2004 with fun and thought-provoking activities. Students learn about Olympic history and traditions as well as the sports that will be played in the summer of 2004.
Beneath the United States – A History of U.S Policy Toward Latin America (Paper)