Bending the Rules

Bending the Rules
Author: Rachel Augustine Potter
Publsiher: University of Chicago Press
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2019-06-15
Genre: Political Science
ISBN: 9780226621883

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Who determines the fuel standards for our cars? What about whether Plan B, the morning-after pill, is sold at the local pharmacy? Many people assume such important and controversial policy decisions originate in the halls of Congress. But the choreographed actions of Congress and the president account for only a small portion of the laws created in the United States. By some estimates, more than ninety percent of law is created by administrative rules issued by federal agencies like the Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Health and Human Services, where unelected bureaucrats with particular policy goals and preferences respond to the incentives created by a complex, procedure-bound rulemaking process. With Bending the Rules, Rachel Augustine Potter shows that rulemaking is not the rote administrative activity it is commonly imagined to be but rather an intensely political activity in its own right. Because rulemaking occurs in a separation of powers system, bureaucrats are not free to implement their preferred policies unimpeded: the president, Congress, and the courts can all get involved in the process, often at the bidding of affected interest groups. However, rather than capitulating to demands, bureaucrats routinely employ “procedural politicking,” using their deep knowledge of the process to strategically insulate their proposals from political scrutiny and interference. Tracing the rulemaking process from when an agency first begins working on a rule to when it completes that regulatory action, Potter show how bureaucrats use procedures to resist interference from Congress, the President, and the courts at each stage of the process. This exercise reveals that unelected bureaucrats wield considerable influence over the direction of public policy in the United States.

Bending the Rules

Bending the Rules
Author: Mariah Dietz
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 280
Release: 2020-04-29
Genre: Electronic Book
ISBN: 9798640542301

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It started with a crush.The best stories always do.Our story sounds predictable.Short-lived.Destined for failure.It was anything but.Lincoln Beckett was the star wide receiver at Brighton University-smart, funny, and like many would guess, heartbreak shined in his blue eyes and was etched across his steel jaw.He was popular, a guaranteed draft pick, and worst of all: My brother's best friend.It's a tale of unrequited love.I tried not to like him.I had an entire list of rules.Rules that led me to Derek Jones.Derek's the other starting wide receiver for Brighton University.A transfer who's proving to be a promising athlete who doesn't play by the rules.His brown eyes hold promises-ones solely for me.When Lincoln offers me a sideways glance, Derek stares.And when Derek leans closer, it's Lincoln whose touch I feel.Adversaries on the field-and now off.It wasn't meant to be a love triangle.That was reserved for the classics, Gatsby and Mr. Darcy.I've never been uncertainUntil n

Bending the Rules

Bending the Rules
Author: Susan Andersen
Publsiher: HQN Books
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2009-07-01
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9781426835360

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Tall, dark and intense, Detective Jason de Sanges excites all kinds of fantasies in Poppy Calloway. But when she suggests the three teens caught spray-painting a Seattle neighborhood be given art-related community service and he just wants to see them pay—all bets are off. With the men in his family always in and out of the slammer, Jase was raised in foster care. He knows what it takes to walk the line. And his number one self-imposed rule? Avoid his hunger for sexy, irresistible Poppy, who challenges him on everything. But it's a vow that's getting harder and harder to keep.…

Bending the Rules of Music Theory

Bending the Rules of Music Theory
Author: Timothy Cutler
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 314
Release: 2019-02-04
Genre: Music
ISBN: 9781351069144

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For students learning the principles of music theory, it can often seem as though the tradition of tonal harmony is governed by immutable rules that define which chords, tones, and intervals can be used where. Yet even within the classical canon, there are innumerable examples of composers diverging from these foundational "rules." Drawing on examples from composers including J.S. Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, Mendelssohn, Chopin, Brahms, and more, Bending the Rules of Music Theory seeks to take readers beyond the basics of music theory and help them to understand the inherent flexibility in the system of tonal music. Chapters explore the use of different rule-breaking elements in practice and why they work, introducing students to a more nuanced understanding of music theory.

Bending the Rules in the Quest for an Authentic Female Identity

Bending the Rules in the Quest for an Authentic Female Identity
Author: Cristina Santos
Publsiher: Peter Lang
Total Pages: 157
Release: 2004
Genre: Literary Criticism
ISBN: 0820469173

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The narrative style of both Clarice Lispector and Carmen Boullosa is characterized by a postmodern tendency toward an increased reader participation. This is accomplished by a process of liberalizing a pre-established socio-cultural repertoire with respect to female identity. The female protagonists, created by Lispector and Boullosa and examined in this book, struggle to find their true voices and their real life experiences. The resulting literary style of both these authors parallels this struggle, subverting traditional narrative structure and utilizing a dialogue that is particularly suited to describe this feminine process of conscientization.

Bending the Rules

Bending the Rules
Author: Christina Jones
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2017-03-02
Genre: Electronic Book
ISBN: 1542890829

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Justin and Toni were friends.Besties, with a whole list of life rules developed over a friendship that started when they were kids. As long as they stuck to the rules, even when they blended a business relationship into the friendship, things went off without a hitch.But then one of them broke the rules - It was Justin. Justin broke the rules- and Toni has been mad about it ever since.She's spent the last several years traveling the globe to cultivate her business, but now she's back in town. Her only goals? Help her parents with "Mr. Bestseller's" signing at the store, help them pack up their house to sell, and get out of town without too much interaction with her former best friend.Mr. Bestseller has different goals.He broke the rules - no getting around that, and he's not trying to. His main goal now that Toni is finally home is to get her to hear him out... and get his friend back.Neither of them anticipated that the rift in their relationship would be the catalyst for seeing each other in a whole different light. But now that they do, they're wondering if it may be time to make some amendments to those rules.Or at the very least... bend a few.

Bending the Rules

Bending the Rules
Author: Robert A. Hinde
Publsiher: OUP Oxford
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2008-12-18
Genre: Science
ISBN: 9780191578731

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Do-unto-others-as-you-would-have-them-do-unto-you. Who would disagree with this 'Golden Rule'? We regard it as the basis of an absolute and universal morality. And yet it is considered acceptable to kill the enemy in war; for a businessman to do the best for himself; for a lawyer to argue professionally for a position he would personally reject. Are the moral rules we live by more flexible than they seem at first sight? In Bending the Rules Robert Hinde does not follow the much-trodden path of philosophizing about what is right and just. Instead, he uses an approach grounded in the behavioural sciences to explore the nature of morality, what people actually do, what they believe to be right, and what values they hold, and how these positions came to be. Such a deeper understanding of morality, he argues, as a product of biological and cultural evolution, and changing with social environment, holds out hope that we can avoid disaster and steer society towards peace and equity in the twenty-first century.

Bending the Rules

Bending the Rules
Author: Margaret Watson
Publsiher: Dragonfly Press
Total Pages: 280
Release: 2019-02-21
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9781944422431

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After his parents died, Nathan Devereux raised his siblings and ran the family restaurant, even though it wasn't the career he wanted. Now that they're adults, he can focus on what he wants. Until Emma Sloan shows up, telling him he's the father of a teen-aged girl. Nathan can't ignore the girl, whose mother just died. He can't ignore Emma, either. And trouble from the past is breathing down his neck, threatening to destroy everything he's worked to keep together. Can he bend the rules to protect his siblings as well as Harley and Emma?

Bending the Rules of Music Theory

Bending the Rules of Music Theory
Author: Timothy Cutler
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 314
Release: 2019-02-04
Genre: Music
ISBN: 9781351069151

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For students learning the principles of music theory, it can often seem as though the tradition of tonal harmony is governed by immutable rules that define which chords, tones, and intervals can be used where. Yet even within the classical canon, there are innumerable examples of composers diverging from these foundational "rules." Drawing on examples from composers including J.S. Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, Mendelssohn, Chopin, Brahms, and more, Bending the Rules of Music Theory seeks to take readers beyond the basics of music theory and help them to understand the inherent flexibility in the system of tonal music. Chapters explore the use of different rule-breaking elements in practice and why they work, introducing students to a more nuanced understanding of music theory.

Making and Bending International Rules

Making and Bending International Rules
Author: Krzysztof J. Pelc
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 298
Release: 2016-09-08
Genre: Business & Economics
ISBN: 9781107140868

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Essential for students and scholars in politics and law, Pelc provides a comprehensive account of the politics of treaty flexibility.

Elite Statecraft and Election Administration

Elite Statecraft and Election Administration
Author: Toby S. James
Publsiher: Palgrave Macmillan
Total Pages: 281
Release: 2012-07-31
Genre: Political Science
ISBN: 9780230308428

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Review: 'Toby James has written an important book. Election administration has been a neglected subject but, as James demonstrates, by ignoring the intricacies of how elections are managed and run we are ignoring an important aspect of politics and power. As this well written and informative book demonstrates, the rules of elections affect the outcome and the book does an excellent job in drawing out attention to running of elections. It also highlights how, when thinking about constitutional reform we need to think about how citizens vote.' - Martin J. Smith, Professor, University of Sheffield, UK 'Elite Statecraft and Election Administration presents an innovative integration of election administration and politics to present a framework for evaluating administrative arrangements and for explaining when these arrangements will change. This book is important for understanding cross-national variations in the ways in which elections are run.' - Thad Hall, Professor, University of Utah, USA The book makes a crucial contribution to our understanding of the politics of election administration. James makes a compelling case that election administration matters, that it can affect turnout or electoral outcomes, and that party elites seek to manipulate election administration to further their own interests. This is the first in-depth comparative examination of continuity and change in election administration in three different democracies (USA, UK, and Ireland). This is a masterful study. Andre Blais Canada Research Chair in Electoral Studies Universite de Montreal.

Bending the Rules

Bending the Rules
Author: Mariah Dietz
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2020-04-16
Genre: Electronic Book
ISBN: 1944206132

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It started with a crush.The best stories always do.Our story sounds predictable.Short-lived.Destined for failure.Lincoln Beckett is the star wide receiver of Brighton University-smart, funny, and like many would guess,heartbreak shines in his dark blue eyes and is etched across his steel jaw.He's popular, a guaranteed draft pick, and worst of all:My brother's best friend.It's a tale of unrequited love.I tried not to like him.I have an entire list of reasons.Reasons that led me to Derek Jones.Derek's the other starting wide receiver for Brighton University.A transfer who's proving to be a promising athlete that doesn't play by the rules.His brown eyes hold promises-ones solely for me.When Lincoln offers me a sideways glance, Derek stares.And when Derek leans closer, it's Lincoln whose touch I feel.Adversaries on the field-and now off.It wasn't meant to be a love triangle.That was reserved for the classics,Gatsby and Mr. Darcy.I've never been uncertainUntil now.

Scrappy Women in Business

Scrappy Women in Business
Author: Kimberly Wiefling
Publsiher: Happy About
Total Pages: 211
Release: 2014-09-30
Genre: Business & Economics
ISBN: 9781600051869

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Authors: Julie Castro Abrams, Carole Amos, Eldette Davie, Hannah Kain, Mai-Huong Le, Sue Lebeck, Terrie Mui, Pat Obuchowski, Yuko Shibata, Nathalie Udo, Betty Jo Waxman Although some people make it look easy, the reality is that the path to success is often convoluted and messy. It's tempting to believe that the professionals surrounding us somehow have their act completely together while we lurch fitfully onward, but the real story is often much more complicated and chaotic. This refreshingly honest book provides welcome reassurance for every businesswoman who's ever wondered, ""Is it me, or has the whole rest of the company gone nuts?!"" Each chapter is a fascinating description of one woman's unlikely journey, and every story is teeming with personal insights and practical tips to encourage you along the way toward your own goals and dreams. The human side of each achiever comes alive as she shares her challenges, choices and achievements in a ""just between us"" tone that educates as it entertains. If you've ever had ""one of those days"" where your co-workers seemed to grow horns or you were tempted to sink into the icy couch of despair--you are not alone! Once in a while we need to take a well-deserved break. Reading even just one chapter from 'Scrappy Business Women' will refresh your spirit and invigorate you for the next sprint. If you're a seasoned professional, you'll see your own journey reflected in those of these women. And if you're just starting out on your professional journey, the wisdom in this guide will save you a whole lot of time and aggravation! Share your own story at the ScrappyWomen.Biz website, which grew out of this 'gal pal' project. Your story, and those of enterprising, determined women like you, will help this collection grow from a trickle of wisdom into a fountain of inspiration from which millions of women will drink, and ultimately a platform from which they gain the courage to leap boldly into their own futures. Please visit and add your story to ours so that, drop by drop, we grow this tiny stream into an ocean of wisdom. Stay Scrappy!

Bending Reality

Bending Reality
Author: Victoria Song
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2021-08-24
Genre: Business & Economics
ISBN: 9781637630051

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Bending Reality is Victoria Song's innovative process used by billionaires, tech founders, and the world's most successful leaders to make the impossible probable. In this fast-paced guide to success, you will learn how to: Bend reality by mastering two states of being that most people aren't even aware of; Reach your personal peak without burning out; Navigate change and face the unknown like the greatest leaders; Access creative downloads that artists, musicians, and geniuses receive; Make your own luck--there's literally a recipe; Find your unique "zone of genius" and live from it every day. After learning how to bend reality, you will no longer need to memorize rules, tips, or tricks; instead, you will embody the essence of a remarkable leader who can make the impossible probable.

Play and Pedagogy in Early Childhood

Play and Pedagogy in Early Childhood
Author: Susan Dockett
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2002
Genre: Electronic Book
ISBN: OCLC:969720716

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