Top Five Reasons Why Africa Should Be a Priority for the United States
Released in March 2013, this report from the Brookings Institution’s African Growth Initiative provides compelling information on why the African continent should be a public policy priority for the United States. The report is divided into five short sections, including “China in Africa: Implications for U.S. Competition and Diplomacy,” “Transforming the U.S.-African Commercial Relationship,” and “Advancing Peace and Security in Africa.” It’s a timely work that sets out a cogent argument and will be of particular interest to public policy scholars, journalists, and others interested in global politics.
[Source: Scout Report, Volume 19, Number 15, April 12, 2013]
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Food Security contains a mixture of original refereed papers taking a synthetic view of the science, sociology and economics of food production, agricultural development, access to food, and nutrition, together with review articles, case studies and letters to the editor. The journal covers the principles and practice of food security per se, taking an overview of the subject or analysing it with a broad perspective over its many component disciplines. The journal does not seek to duplicate the coverage of the many publications that focus specifically on those component disciplines.
2011 Impact Factor: 1.970
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Demography presents the highest quality original research of scholars in a broad range of disciplines, including anthropology, biology, economics, geography, history, psychology, public health, sociology, and statistics. The journal encompasses a wide variety of methodological approaches to population research. Its geographic focus is global, with articles addressing demographic matters from around the planet. Its temporal scope is broad, as represented by research that explores demographic phenomena spanning the ages from the past to the present, and reaching toward the future.
2011 Impact Factor: 1.931
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- Paternal Incarceration and Support for Children in Fragile Families - Geller, Amanda; Garfinkel, Irwin; Western, Bruce
- The Protective Effect of Marriage for Survival: A Review and Update - Rendall, Michael S.; Weden, Margaret M.; Favreault, Melissa M.; et al.
- Beyond Absenteeism: Father Incarceration and Child Development - Geller, Amanda; Cooper, Carey E.; Garfinkel, Irwin; et al.
- Child Underreporting, Fertility, and Sex Ratio Imbalance in China - Goodkind, Daniel
- The Evolution of Family Complexity from the Perspective of Nonmarital Children - Cancian, Maria; Meyer, Daniel R.; Cook, Steven T.
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[Source: Scout Report, Volume 19, Number 3, January 18, 2013]
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[Source: The Policy Press]