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Legal, informational, and testing restrictions in employment: A study of antidiscrimination policy
This dissertation addresses the problem of informational and legal restrictions on employment screening processes such as educational requirements and standardized testing. For the past two decades, the legal system in the ...
Strategic recognition: Watching the state in Shenzhen
Based on three years of ethnographic fieldwork in the Shenzhen Special Economic Zone, People's Republic of China, I offer a reading of Reform and Opening (Gaige Kaifang) in terms of how individuals recognized, manipulated, ...
Consolidation versus fragmentation: Testing optimum metropolitan government structure
The proportion of a unit of government's budget devoted to labor costs determines whether cost reductions at the metropolitan level are achieved through fragmentation or consolidation. Consolidating capital intense functions ...
Route structure and productive efficiency in transpacific air services
Bilateral air service agreements have determined the nature of international air services through regulation of entry, service quality and pricing. Negotiations for such treaties reflect each government's aim to gain at ...
A comparative examination of the Reagan and Thatcher administrations' approaches toward reforming the welfare state
The first part of the thesis evaluates policy change effected toward the Old Age and Survivors Insurance (OASI) program and the Food Stamp program in the United States during the Reagan years; and the Retirement Pensions ...