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Uniform Crime Reporting Center provided assistance with the data. The authors extend thanks to the many individuals in the eight study cities and two pilot cities who gave their time and cooperation. Special thanks also go to for their reviews and constructive criticism. Of course, the responsibility for errors and omissions lies solely with the authors.
(" I dream of a country in which the preachers preach so-so, and the preached act so-so ") Abstract. We investigate a phenomenon which we have experienced as common when dealing with an assortment of Italian public and private institutions: people promise to exchange high quality goods and services (H), but then something goes wrong and the quality… (More)
his paper advances three arguments. First, there exists a distinct liberal research program in international relations. Section 1 of this chapter proposes three " hard core " assumptions shared by all work within the liberal " scientific research program " in international relations (IR) and introduces three variants of liberal theory — ideational,… (More)
" The fact remains that getting people right is not what living is all about anyway. It's getting them wrong that is living, getting them wrong and wrong and wrong and then, on careful reconsideration, getting them wrong again. That's how we know we're alive: we're wrong. Maybe the best thing would be to forget being right or wrong about people and just go… (More)
A 71-year-old male with lumbar spinal stenosis developed exacerbation of lower back pain and leg paresthesias while attempting to undergo a spinal magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan in the supine position. After undergoing sedation for the MRI, he developed an acute cauda equina syndrome that required surgical decompression. MRI may be contraindicated in… (More)
2 Men are powerless to secure the future; institutions alone fix the destinies of nations.
Chronic respiratory diseases such as COPD and asthma are among the most common health conditions seen in primary care practices, affecting more than 1 billion patients worldwide. Primary care clinicians are also often the first point of contact for patients suffering from acute respiratory infections such as influenza and pneumonia. These health care… (More)