作者: Mark V. Arena, Irv Blickstein, Obaid Younossi, Cl
出版社: RAND
关键词: costs, ship, over, past, decades, several, naval, trends, ships, navy, risen, macroscopic, examination, cost
页数: 100
出版时间: 2006
ISBN-10: 0833039210
ISBN-13: 9780833039217

Over the past several decades, the increases in acquisition costs for U.S. Navy amphibious ships, surface combatants, attack submarines, and nuclear aircraft carriers have outpaced the rate of inflation. To understand why, the authors of this book examined two principal source categories of ship cost escalation: economy-driven factors (which are outside the control of the Navy) and customer-driven factors (features for which the Navy has the most control). The authors also interviewed various shipbuilders to find out their views on other issues contributing to increasing costs. Based on their
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作者: Pieter Kok, Derik Gelderblom, John Oucho , Johan van
出版社: HSRC Press
关键词: africa, southern, south, migration
页数: 416
出版时间: 2005-01-02
ISBN-10: 079692113X
ISBN-13: 9780796921130

Coping with immigration and urbanisation in a rapidly globalising environment is one of the policy issues facing many governments, yet the complexity of migration makes it difficult for planners to understand its causes and plan for its consequences. In this wide-ranging work, prominent migration scholars provide insight into the current dynamics and determinants of both immigration and migration in South and southern Africa and reflect on how the lifting of apartheid has affected migration in the region. The book covers three broad areas: macro-level migration trends in sub-Saharan Africa; mi
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作者: Paul Sorensen, Martin Wachs, Endy Y. Min, Aaron K
出版社: RAND
关键词: options, improving, transportation, policy, term, los, angeles, short, moving
页数: 100
出版时间: 2008
ISBN-10: 0833045555
ISBN-13: 9780833045553

The Los Angeles area has the most severe traffic congestion in the United States. Trends in many of the underlying causal factors suggest that congestion will continue to worsen in the coming years, absent significant policy intervention. Excessive traffic congestion detracts from quality of life, is economically wasteful and environmentally damaging, and exacerbates social-justice concerns. Finding efficient and equitable strategies for mitigating congestion will therefore serve many social goals. The authors recommend strategies for reducing congestion in Los Angeles County that could be imp
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作者: Lois M. Davis, M. Rebecca Kilburn, Dana Schultz
出版社: RAND
关键词: color, men, california, executive, summary, boys, faced, harm, assessing, addressing, disparities, reparable
页数: 100
出版时间: 2009
ISBN-10: 0833045636
ISBN-13: 9780833045638

The summary discusses some of the greatest disparities for boys and men of color relative to their white counterparts across specific socioeconomic, health, safety, and school readiness indicators in California and provides information about different strategies for reducing the disparities
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作者: James Dobbins
出版社: RAND Corporation
关键词: george, bush, fdr, building, nation, war
页数: 188
出版时间: 2008-10-25
ISBN-10: 0833041819
ISBN-13: 9780833041814

This book examines how the United States has gained considerable experience in nation-building operations through its participation in at least eight significant operations since World War II-in Germany, Japan, Somalia, Haiti, Bosnia, Kosovo, Afghanistan, and Iraq.
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作者: Shamil Jeppie
出版社: HSRC Press
关键词: modernity, identity, language
页数: 136
出版时间: 2007-01-02
ISBN-10: 079692175X
ISBN-13: 9780796921758

A fusion of linguistic, religious and ethnic groups with rich, diverse roots and intersecting histories make up South Africa. However, the literature on most of the smaller groups tends to be thin and uneven and often tends to relegate them to the margins of the country’s major narratives. This innovative study introduces readers to a fascinating world of linguistic, religious and cultural politics in the South African port city of Durban from around 1950, the world of the Arabic Study Circle. This Association was led by a group of largely middle class, Indian, Muslim Gujurati-speaking men w
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作者: Stephen Boyd, Laurent El Ghaoui, Eric Feron, Venk
出版社: Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematic
关键词: studies, applied, numerical, mathematics, theory, control, matrix, inequalities, system, linear
页数: 193
出版时间: 1997-06-26
ISBN-10: 0898714850
ISBN-13: 9780898714852

In this book the authors reduce a wide variety of problems arising in system and control theory to a handful of convex and quasiconvex optimization problems that involve linear matrix inequalities. These optimization problems can be solved using recently developed numerical algorithms that not only are polynomial-time but also work very well in practice; the reduction therefore can be considered a solution to the original problems. This book opens up an important new research area in which convex optimization is combined with system and control theory, resulting in the solution of a large numb
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