Volume 9, Issue 2

Rational Choice Theory, Grounded Theory, and Their Applicability to Terrorism <br> <font size=3> by <a href=http://www.linkedin.com/pub/lance-lindauer/35/619/2ba>Lance Lindauer</a></font>

Rational Choice Theory, Grounded Theory, and Their Applicability to Terrorism
by
Lance Lindauer

Download the Full Text Executive Summary The study of terrorism is complex and multifaceted.  Debate surrounding the rationality behind terrorism has made Rational Choice Theory a popular research methodology within Terrorism Studies.  However over the last forty years, the increased frequency and...

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The Nigerian Bank Consolidation of 2005: A Case for Scale in Banking? <br> <font size=3> by <a href=http://www.linkedin.com/pub/funmilola-osinupebi/16/9bb/b44>Funmilola Osinupebi</a></font>

The Nigerian Bank Consolidation of 2005: A Case for Scale in Banking?
by
Funmilola Osinupebi

Download the Full Text Executive Summary It is common for developing countries to look to the experiences of developed countries as a basis for creating their own policies.   One such instance was applied to changing regulatory policy in Nigeria, where policy makers aimed to transform the Nigerian...

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USAID’s Strategic Framework: Examples from Haiti, Bolivia and Peru <br> <font size=3> by <a href=http://www.linkedin.com/pub/julia-bernier/23/411/64b>Julia Bernier</a>, <a href=http://www.linkedin.com/pub/kristin-boehne/a/486/a79>Kristin Boehne</a>, <a href=http://www.linkedin.com/in/shoshanagrossmancrist>Shoshana Grossman-Crist</a> and <a href=http://www.linkedin.com/in/elizabethschuelke>Elizabeth Schuelke </a></font>

USAID’s Strategic Framework: Examples from Haiti, Bolivia and Peru
by
Julia Bernier, Kristin Boehne, Shoshana Grossman-Crist and Elizabeth Schuelke

Download the Full text Executive Summary The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is the face of American foreign assistance around the globe. Since its founding fifty years ago, it has had the dual purpose of furthering America’s foreign policy interests and improving...

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Assessing the Interaction between National Flood Insurance Contracts and Federal Income Assistance Programs <br> <font size=3>by <a href=http://www.linkedin.com/pub/jon-francis-winkles/3b/100/571>Jon-Francis Winkles</a></font>

Assessing the Interaction between National Flood Insurance Contracts and Federal Income Assistance Programs
by
Jon-Francis Winkles

Download the Full Text Executive Summary This paper evaluates potential responses to the implementation of long-term flood insurance contracts via the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) by looking at the interaction between a long-term contract and various federal income assistance programs over...

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Making the Market: How Interoperability and Tipping Points Can Influence Network Size <br> <font size=3> by <a href=http://www.linkedin.com/pub/scott-andes/12/66b/144>Scott Andes</a></font>

Making the Market: How Interoperability and Tipping Points Can Influence Network Size
by
Scott Andes

Download the Full Text Executive Summary New technology systems are increasingly being characterized by what are called “network externalities” where the value of certain technologies increases with additional users.  Such externalities often imply the actual size of a network is below the socially...

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