2012-06-17

How to Land a Top-Paying Federal Job

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  • Full Title : How to Land a Top-Paying Federal Job
  • Author :
  • Publisher : AMACOM
  • ISBN Code : 0814420230
  • Pages : 288
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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How to Land a Top-Paying Federal Job is the ultimate guide to securing a government job, internship, or fellowship. Written by a successful career coach who has climbed the federal career ladder herself and served as a hiring manager, the book steers applicants through every stage of their job searches-from finding unadvertised openings and getting interviews to sealing enviable deals and even get ting promoted. Drawing on interviews with more than 100 federal hiring managers, the book reveals the secrets to impressing these gatekeepers online, on paper, and in person-information that is available nowhere else. The updated second edition includes more get-ahead tips; new templates for writing winning applications; expanded directories for internships, fast-track management training programs and fellowships; and the latest helpful websites. Complete with a companion CD filled with sample r'sum's, checklists, and templates, this indispensable book gives readers the inside scoop on landing some of the nation's most secure, well-paying, and rewarding jobs-in all 50 states and abroad!


2009-03-16

Urban Geography

By Michael Pacione
  • Full Title : Urban Geography
  • Author : Michael Pacione
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • ISBN Code : 1134043082
  • Pages : 736
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Today, for the first time in the history of Humankind urban dwellers outnumber rural residents. Urban places, towns and cities, are of fundamental importance – for the distribution of population within countries; in the organization of economic production, distribution and exchange; in the structuring of social reproduction and cultural life; and in the allocation and exercise of power. Furthermore, in the course of the present century the number of urban dwellers and level of global urbanisation are destined to increase. Even those living beyond the administrative or functional boundaries of a town or city will have their lifestyle influenced to some degree by a nearby, or even distant, city. The analysis of towns and cities is a central element of all social sciences including geography, which offers a particular perspective on and insight into the urban condition. The principal goal of this third edition of the book remains that of providing instructors and students of the contemporary city with a comprehensive introduction to the expanding field of urban studies. The structure of the first two editions is maintained, with minor amendments. Each of the thirty chapters has been revised to incorporate recent developments in the field. All of the popular study aids are retained; the glossary has been expanded; and chapter references and notes updated to reflect the latest research. This third edition also provides new and expanded discussions of key themes and debates including detailed consideration of metacities, boomburgs, public space, urban sprawl, balanced communities, urban economic restructuring, poverty and financial exclusion, the right to the city, urban policy, reverse migration , and traffic and transport problems. The book is divided into six main parts. Part one outlines the field of urban geography and explains the importance of a global perspective. Part two explores the growth of cities from the earliest times to the present day and examines the urban geography of the major world regions. Part three considers the dynamics of urban structure and land use change in Western cities. Part four focuses on economy, society and politics in the Western city. In part five attention turns to the urban geography of the Third World, where many of the countries experiencing highest rates or urban growth are least well equipped to respond to the economic, social, political and environmental challenge. Finally part six affords a prospective on the future of cities and cities of the future. New to this edition are: further readings based on the latest research; updated data and statistics; an expanded glossary; new key concepts; additional study questions; and a listing of useful websites. The book provides a comprehensive interpretation of the urban geography of the contemporary world. Written in a clear and readable style, lavishly illustrated with more than eighty photographs, 180 figures, 100 tables and over 200 boxed studies and with a plethora of study aids Urban Geography: A Global Perspective represents the ultimate resource for students of urban geography.


2020-10-03

Proceedings of Topical Issues in International Political Geography

By Radomir Bolgov,Vadim Atnashev,Yury Gladkiy,Art Leete,Alexey Tsyb,Sergey Pogodin
  • Full Title : Proceedings of Topical Issues in International Political Geography
  • Author : Radomir Bolgov,Vadim Atnashev,Yury Gladkiy,Art Leete,Alexey Tsyb,Sergey Pogodin
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • ISBN Code : 3030582639
  • Pages : 410
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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This proceedings book addresses the main issues of contemporary political geography and international relations, providing a platform for discussion and collaboration of experts in the fields of Political Geography, Geopolitics, International Relations, and International Law. Participants from all over the world consider the controversies and challenges posed by globalization, focusing, in particular, on the ideologies of globalization and regionalism, migration crises, prevention of ethnic conflicts, and measures to counteract racism, xenophobia, and extremism


2020-03-31

Beijing: Geography, History, and Culture

By Qian Guo
  • Full Title : Beijing: Geography, History, and Culture
  • Author : Qian Guo
  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • ISBN Code : 1440868050
  • Pages : 303
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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This comprehensive volume examines contemporary life and history in Beijing, covering topics such as culture, politics, economics, crime, security, the environment, and more. While it is not China's most populated city, Beijing serves an important role as the political and cultural capital of the country. This volume examines Beijing's long history, contemporary society, and current challenges the city faces as we move further into the 21st century. Geared toward high school readers, undergraduates, and general readers interested in learning about Beijing, this volume consists of 12 narrative chapters focused on geography, history, and culture. Coverage includes location, people, history, politics, economy, environment and sustainability, local crime and violence, security issues, natural hazards and emergency management, culture and lifestyle, popular culture, and the future. "Life in the City" sidebars feature interviews and memories transcribed by people who are from, lived in, or traveled through Beijing, while sidebars offer cultural fun facts and travel tips. This volume is the perfect read for anyone looking to get a better idea of what life is like in Beijing and how its culture has arrived at this point. Provides readers with a unique assessment of Beijing's development by emphasizing the effects of the natural environment on the city Examines the problems, challenges, and potential of Beijing A Chronology provides a succinct, at-a-glance timeline of events in the city's history "Life in the City" inset boxes help readers to gain a better understanding of what life is like in the city, told from the viewpoint of city inhabitants and visitors Sidebars help to reveal fun facts about the city, such as interesting laws and cultural taboos Photos help to illustrate the text and depict important sites, people, and cultural traditions found in the city Narrative chapters make this volume both accessible and engaging, ideal for students as well as general readers


2009-02-06

Political Geography

By Joe Painter,Alex Jeffrey
  • Full Title : Political Geography
  • Author : Joe Painter,Alex Jeffrey
  • Publisher : SAGE
  • ISBN Code : 9781446244357
  • Pages : 248
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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"A very good overview. Covers the key topics well and in an accessible and engaging style." - Dr Daniel Hammett, Department of Geography, Sheffield University This is a revised and updated edition of a core undergraduate resource for political geography. Focusing on the social and cultural while systematically overviewing the entire discipline, Joe Painter and Alex Jeffrey explain: Politics, geography, and 'political' geography: power, resources, institutions, and the history of the field State formation: classical views alongside recent work on governance and governmentality Welfare to workfare state: the restructuring of present state strategies Democracy, citizenship and law: different models of democracy in European and global contexts Identity and social movements: the relation between identity and political action Nationalism and regionalism: ethnicity, national identity and "otherness" Imperialism and post-colonialism: from world systems theory to post-structuralist accounts Geopolitics: the political, economic, and strategic significance of geography. Comprehensive, accessible and illustrated with real world examples, Political Geography provides undergraduates with a thorough understanding of the relationship between geography and politics.


2018-10-15

Carbon

By Kate Ervine
  • Full Title : Carbon
  • Author : Kate Ervine
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN Code : 1509501150
  • Pages : 224
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Carbon is the political challenge of our time. While critical to supporting life on Earth, too much carbon threatens to destroy life as we know it, with rising sea levels, crippling droughts, and catastrophic floods sounding the alarm on a future now upon us. How did we get here and what must be done? In this incisive book, Kate Ervine unravels carbon's distinct political economy, arguing that, to understand global warming and why it remains so difficult to address, we must go back to the origins of industrial capitalism and its swelling dependence on carbon-intensive fossil fuels – coal, oil, and natural gas – to grease the wheels of growth and profitability. Taking the reader from carbon dioxide as chemical compound abundant in nature to carbon dioxide as greenhouse gas, from the role of carbon in the rise of global capitalism to its role in reinforcing and expanding existing patterns of global inequality, and from carbon as object of environmental governance to carbon as tradable commodity, Ervine exposes emerging struggles to decarbonize our societies for what they are: battles over the very meaning of democracy and social and ecological justice.


2020-02-17

Political Geography

By Sara Smith
  • Full Title : Political Geography
  • Author : Sara Smith
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN Code : 111931514X
  • Pages : 312
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Brings political geography to life—explores key concepts, critical debates, and contemporary research in the field. Political geography is the study of how power struggles both shape and are shaped by the places in which they occur—the spatial nature of political power. Political Geography: A Critical Introduction helps students understand how power is related to space, place, and territory, illustrating how everyday life and the world of global conflict and nation-states are inextricably intertwined. This timely, engaging textbook weaves critical, postcolonial, and feminist narratives throughout its exploration of key concepts in the discipline. Accessible to students new to the field, this text offers critical approaches to political geography—including questions of gender, sexuality, race, and difference—and explains central political concepts such as citizenship, security, and territory in a geographic context. Case studies incorporate methodologies that illustrate how political geographers perform research, enabling students to develop a well-rounded critical approach rather than merely focusing on results. Chapters cover topics including the role of nationalism in shaping allegiances, the spatial aspects of social movements and urban politics, the relationship between international relations and security, the effects of non-human actors in politics, and more. Global in scope, this book: Highlights a diverse range of globally-oriented issues, such as global inequality, that demonstrate the need for critical political geography Demonstrates how critiques of political geography intersect with decolonial, feminist, and queer movements Covers the Eurocentric origins of many of the discipline’s key concepts Integrates advances in political geography theory and firsthand accounts of innovative research from rising scholars in the field Explores both intimate stories from everyday life and abstract concepts central to contemporary political geography Political Geography: A Critical Introduction is an ideal resource for students in political and feminist geography, as well as graduate students and researchers seeking an overview of the discipline.


2017-08-17

Canada 2017-2018

By Wayne C. Thompson
  • Full Title : Canada 2017-2018
  • Author : Wayne C. Thompson
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • ISBN Code : 1475835116
  • Pages : 224
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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This is an annually updated presentation of Canada past and present. The contents in this volume are organized into sections dealing with Canada’s culture; Geography; people; history (from New France to the constitutional debates in the late 20th century); political system (including the constitution, monarchy, parliament, legal and court system, federalism and the provinces, provincial governments, parties and elections); defense; economy; the future; and a comprehensive bibliography. The combination of factual accuracy and up-to-date detail along with its informed projections make this an outstanding resource for researchers, practitioners in international development, media professionals, government officials, potential investors and students. Now in its 33rd edition, the content is thorough yet perfect for a one-semester introductory course or general library reference. Available in both print and e-book formats and priced low to fit student and library budgets.


2017-09-04

The Structure of Political Geography

By Julian Minghi
  • Full Title : The Structure of Political Geography
  • Author : Julian Minghi
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • ISBN Code : 1351473115
  • Pages : 539
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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This volume seeks to provide a sense of purpose and order to the study of political geography. The editors devise a conceptual structure for the field, bringing political geography into line with trends in contemporary geography as a whole and with other social sciences. Not only do the selections contain a wide variety of contributions from other fields, but the introductory essays and annotated bibliographies suggest related research. The structure of the book enjoys close parallels in other social sciences.The organization of the book reflects the editors' definitions and structuring of political geography. Part I, ""Heritage,"" includes works that have contributed to the theoretical development of the field. Part II, ""Structure,"" comprises the concern to which political geographers have devoted most of their past attention. Parts III and IV, ""Process"" and ""Behavior,"" form the subject where much future theoretical and practical effort is needed. Part V, ""Environment,"" provides the context in which spatial structure, process, and behavior occur.The Structure of Political Geography includes selections from sociobiology, history, international relations, political economy, political science, social psychology, and sociology. The classics in the field are an essential inclusion since the book would be incomplete without them. The selections in the volume, originally published in 1971, remain useful and pertinent to political geographers of diverse persuasion and to social scientists interested in geographical approaches. The fact that there is a clear focus and conceptual interdependence in political geography is the volume's greatest contribution.


2008-04-15

Political Geography

By Kevin R. Cox
  • Full Title : Political Geography
  • Author : Kevin R. Cox
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN Code : 047069288X
  • Pages : 400
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Developed out of the author's own substantial teaching experience, this introduction to political geography approaches its subject matter from the standpoint of political economy and the politics of difference.


2015-11-19

Pluralism and Political Geography

By Nurit Kliot,Stanley Waterman
  • Full Title : Pluralism and Political Geography
  • Author : Nurit Kliot,Stanley Waterman
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • ISBN Code : 1317338561
  • Pages : 324
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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In this comprehensive study, problems of racial and religious division are examines in places as diverse as Northern Ireland and the West Bank. Territorial and spatial expression, intergovernmental relationships in federal states, alliance blocs within the United Nations and American foreign policy are among the wide range of subjects covered. The problems are considered using both traditional and radical approaches, but throughout, the book argues that apply the concept of pluralism isn the best way of understanding the political geography of the modern world.


2004-08-02

Political Geography

By Mark Blacksell
  • Full Title : Political Geography
  • Author : Mark Blacksell
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • ISBN Code : 1134540787
  • Pages : 256
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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In 1904 Sir Halford Mackinder published his seminal paper The Geographical Pivot of History demonstrating the central position of political geography in the study of geography as a whole; a century later and political geography is still at the heart of human geography. Yet over time political geography has experienced many significant ups and downs, eventually recovering to a position of renewed pre-eminence as the last century drew to a close. This fascinating journey, charted by this equally fascinating book, forms a key part of the history of the evolution of spatial science. Beyond a narrative, the book provides an introduction to all the complex elements that constitute political geography today. Organized in three distinct sections, it covers: process and patterns ideology and geopolitical visions beyond the state. Tackling key contemporary issues (such as politics and the local state), as well as more traditional topics (such as state formation and international relations), this thought-provoking book covers the range of theoretical approaches. Including many original maps and diagrams which skilfully illustrate key themes, this book is a concise, student-friendly, pedagogically rich introduction for students of geography, political science and world affairs.


2013-04-26

A Dictionary of Human Geography

By Alisdair Rogers,Noel Castree,Rob Kitchin
  • Full Title : A Dictionary of Human Geography
  • Author : Alisdair Rogers,Noel Castree,Rob Kitchin
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • ISBN Code : 0191079022
  • Pages : 752
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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A Dictionary of Human Geography is a brand new addition to Oxford's Paperback Reference Series, offering over 2,000 clear and concise entries on human geography terms. From basic terms and concepts to biographical entries, acronyms, organisations, and major periods and schools in the history of human geography, it provides up-to-date, accurate, and accessible information. It also includes entry-level web links that are listed and regularly updated on a dedicated companion website. This dictionary is a reliable reference for students of human geography and ancillary subjects, for researchers and professionals in the field, and for interested generalists.


2002-11-08

Geography at University

By Gordon Clark,Terry Wareham
  • Full Title : Geography at University
  • Author : Gordon Clark,Terry Wareham
  • Publisher : SAGE
  • ISBN Code : 1848605544
  • Pages : 204
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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`This is an essential easy-to-use guide to geography. It is unique in providing not only passive advice but also offering activity based guidance to both potential and current geography undergraduates. Geography at University is wide ranging in its approach offering assistance to all; from those who need help with their dissertation to those writing their curriculum vitae. It is an all encompassing text which offers a fresh and original outlook on geography at degree level' - Lorraine Craig, Royal Geographical Society (with Institute of British Geographers) Geography at University will show students how to do better at university when studying for their degree in geography. It explains how university - and geography at university - differs from the subject at school. At university, students are taught new topics in different ways and will be tested on different abilities - the ability to understand, to explain and to apply knowledge; rather than just on the knowledge itself. This means that students need to learn the subject in new ways: Geography at University shows them exactly how to do that. Being at university is a phase between school and career, this book will show students how university geography builds on school geography and gives them skills employers will be looking for when appointing graduates. Geography at University reviews each of the main methods by which students are taught geography - lectures, tutorial, fieldwork, practicals and projects - and explains what tutors will be trying to do during these sessions so that students can gain the most from teaching. Geography at University explains what tutors are looking for when assessing students works through their essays, examinations, oral presentations anddissertations. There is more to getting a degree than just studying geography. There is much that students can do through a gap year or taking paid or voluntary work to give them an edge when applying for jobs after graduation, and Geography at University explains how they can make the most of these opportunities as well.


2020-04-01

Geography of British Columbia

By Brett McGillivray
  • Full Title : Geography of British Columbia
  • Author : Brett McGillivray
  • Publisher : UBC Press
  • ISBN Code : 0774864346
  • Pages : 256
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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From the beginning of time, physical and human processes have altered British Columbia’s landscape. Geographers seek to understand these processes, and this text provides students with the basic tools and techniques of their craft. Completely revised and expanded for the 2020s, the four edition of Geography of British Columbia contains extensive urban content to reflect BC's transition from a resource-dependent economy to a more service-oriented one presents ideas and concepts in a clear and concise way includes a comprehensive glossary of key terms has more than 125 informative maps, diagrams, graphs, tables, and photos includes suggested readings and discussion questions for each chapter. In an era of climate change, it is more important than ever to understand the complex interaction between human influence on the landscape and the earth’s ever-changing physical processes. This book provides students with the tools, techniques, and knowledge they’ll need.


2016-11-09

From the Great Wall to Wall Street

By Wei Yen
  • Full Title : From the Great Wall to Wall Street
  • Author : Wei Yen
  • Publisher : Springer
  • ISBN Code : 331933008X
  • Pages : 287
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Wei Yen explores how differences in world views between Eastern and Western thought and culture have on management and leadership behaviors. In The Geography of Thought Richard Nisbett showed how the thought and culture of the East is rooted in Chinese Confucian ideals while that of the West goes back to the early Greeks. In From Great Wall to Wall Street, Wei Yen explores how these differences impact today’s leadership and management practices. He delves deeply into the two cultures and their philosophical roots, and explains why there can exist significant misunderstandings between the two camps. Yen was born in China, raised in Hong Kong, educated both there and in the US and then spent half his working life in the US and half in Asia. From his vantage point, straddling both cultures he compares and contrasts the pragmatic, wholistic Chinese (or Asian) management style with the rational and analytical Western management style. He shows their pros and cons, the areas where they differ and situations where one may be more successful than the other. Yen argues that understanding traditional Chinese culture, and how it affects management behaviors and current events, can help decision makers make better decisions in business, finance and politics. He further combines culture with credit analysis to argue that it is unlikely that China will suffer a financial collapse despite a slowing economy and high debt levels. Equally, he shows how that same philosophical traditions also lie behind China’s inability to innovate or project the “soft power” that the West’s globally successful popular culture has achieved. How can the West take advantage of China’s epic rise to strike win-win outcomes? How can the Chinese be more integrated into the global community and become a better global citizen in the future? How can policy makers make more realistic policies? None of these can be accomplished without first understanding where each other is coming from.


2017-01-26

The Communication Job Search Handbook, 2017 Edition

By Stephen Winzenburg
  • Full Title : The Communication Job Search Handbook, 2017 Edition
  • Author : Stephen Winzenburg
  • Publisher : Lulu Press, Inc
  • ISBN Code : 1365137597
  • Pages : N.A
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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The technological revolution has led to an increase in careers in the communication industry. Creative and energetic college graduates are looking for work in video, event planning, journalism, radio, TV, photography, newspapers, sports broadcasting, social media, and graphic design. This is the first book to take communication and media students through the steps to get a job in the field.


2011-10-20

21st Century Geography: A Reference Handbook

By Joseph P. Stoltman
  • Full Title : 21st Century Geography: A Reference Handbook
  • Author : Joseph P. Stoltman
  • Publisher : SAGE Publications
  • ISBN Code : 1452266557
  • Pages : 920
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Via approximately 80 entries or "mini-chapters," the SAGE 21st Century Reference Series volumes on geography will highlight the most important topics, issues, questions, and debates any student obtaining a degree in this field ought to have mastered for effectiveness in the 21st century. The purpose is to provide undergraduate majors with an authoritative reference source that will serve their research needs with more detailed information than encyclopedia entries but not so much jargon, detail, or density as a journal article or a research handbook chapter. Features & Benefits: Curricular-driven to provide students with initial footholds on topics of interest in writing research term papers, in preparing for GREs, in consulting to determine directions to take in pursuing a senior thesis, graduate degree, etc. Comprehensive to offer full coverage of major subthemes and subfields within the discipline of geography, including regional geography, physical geography, global change, human and cultural geography, economic geography and locational analysis, political geography, geospatial technology, cartography, spatial thinking, research methodology, geographical education, and more. Uniform in chapter structure to make it easy for students to locate key information, with a more-or-less common chapter format of Introduction, Theory, Methods, Applications, Comparison, Future Directions, Summary, Bibliography & Suggestions for Further Reading, and Cross References. Available in print and electronic formats to provide students with convenient, easy access.


2021-10-09

Oswaal CBSE Sample Question Paper Class 12 Humanities Book (History, Geography, Political Science, Sociology, Psychology) (For Term I Nov-Dec 2021 Exam)

By Oswaal Editorial Board
  • Full Title : Oswaal CBSE Sample Question Paper Class 12 Humanities Book (History, Geography, Political Science, Sociology, Psychology) (For Term I Nov-Dec 2021 Exam)
  • Author : Oswaal Editorial Board
  • Publisher : Oswaal Books and Learning Private Limited
  • ISBN Code : 9354635822
  • Pages : 296
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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• Strictly as per the Term wise syllabus & Sample Question Paper released on 2nd Sept.,2021 • Exam-Targeted 5 Sample Papers in each subject. 2 solved & 3 Self-Assessment Papers • All Types of MCQs–Assertion-reason & Case-based • Answers with Explanations & OMR Sheets after each Sample Question Paper • Academically important (AI) Questions for Board Exam • Learn more with ‘Mind Maps’ • On-Tips Notes’ for Quick Revision • For detailed study, scan the QR code


2017-01-25

ITF Roundtable Reports Quantifying the Socio-economic Benefits of Transport

By International Transport Forum
  • Full Title : ITF Roundtable Reports Quantifying the Socio-economic Benefits of Transport
  • Author : International Transport Forum
  • Publisher : OECD Publishing
  • ISBN Code : 9282108090
  • Pages : 136
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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This report sets out several of the recent advances, and suggests the most promising approaches, to the quantification and valuation of some of the wider economic benefits that flow from transport-related development. Economic appraisal can offer decision-makers important insights into the ...