1916 The Big Push

THE BIG PUSH VADENCOURT ON THE SOMME JUNE-JULY 1916 Gunn's first news of the Battle of Jutland (31 May-1 June) was not encouraging. 3 June. News of a fight in the North Sea. Sounds a big one. Looks like we came second!


Author: John Hughes-Wilson

Publisher: Mereo Books

ISBN: 9781861519115

Category: Fiction

Page: 228

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Meet T.O.M. Gunn at the start of World War 1, a young infantry lieutenant in the Sherwood Foresters, just back on leave from India as Europe catches ablaze in the chaotic summer of 1914. The British Expeditionary Force is off to France and Gunn is determined to join the war before it’s over. He joins a hastily formed mixed battalion of reservists, regular and territorial soldiers to find themselves pitchforked into the mayhem of the Battles of the Marne, the Aisne and then the drawn- out agony of Ypres as the high hopes of summer sink into the frozen trenches of the winter of 1914. But by the time of the Christmas Truce with the Germans, Thaddeus Gunn and his men begin to realise that this is going to be a long war? and they will be lucky to survive?

Economic Development

This is the theory of the Big Push . Because the LDC's development is stagnant , a big push ( or big pull ) might be required to get it off the ground . It is important to understand clearly how balanced growth would provide the ...


Author: Fidelis Ezeala-Harrison

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 027595479X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 302

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"Ezeala-Harrison successfully bridges the gap between the theoretical and policy appraoches to economic development in this compact volume....Highly recommended for students, researchers, and practitioners of development economics." Choice

The Economics of Foreign Aid

He bases his theory of the "big push" on the existence of three categories of indivisibilities : ( 1 ) indivisibility in the production function or lumpiness of capital; (2) indivisibility of demand (complementarity of demand); and (3) ...


Author: Raymond F. Mikesell

Publisher: Transaction Publishers

ISBN: 9780202369600


Page: 300

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Rural Development

'BIG. PUSH'. According to this theory, there is a minimum level of resources that must be devoted to a development ... He argues that a big push in terms of a high quantum of investment is required to scale the economic obstacles to ...


Author: Katar Singh

Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd

ISBN: 9788178299266

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 348

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Rural Development: Principles, Policies and Management, Third Edition, has been revised and repackaged as a comprehensive textbook on Rural Development and Planning. This book is primarily targeted at graduate and post-graduate students of Rural Development, Agricultural Policy and Planning and Rural Management. New chapters have been added, keeping in mind the curricula taught in most colleges, academic institutes, and universities in India. The updated content also takes into account training programmes in Rural Development, Rural Economics, Rural Management, Agricultural Policy and Planning. The book focuses on the basic concepts, policy instruments, strategies, policies and programmes, and the management of rural development. In particular, it emphasises the pivotal role of human resources as both a means and an end of development. Recent developments and progress of rural development programmes like equity and growth-oriented programmes and natural resources and infrastructure programmes have been well-documented and analysed. Some new pedagogical features introduced in the book include: - `Learning Outcomes` at the beginning of each chapter - Two new sections, namely, ‘Main Points’, and ‘Questions for Discussion’ at the end of each chapter Aspirants of competitive examinations conducted by the Union Public Service Commission and State Public Service Commissions and the admission tests conducted by academic institutes offering post-graduate programmes in Rural Management and Agri-business Management will also find this book useful. The book will also be of much interest to governmental and non-governmental organisations including donors and other funding agencies engaged in rural development.

The Big Push

Enloe''s realism is strategic for resistance and essential for empowerment. ... This is a clear, witty, engaging and provocative read!


Author: Cynthia Enloe

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520296886

Category: Feminism

Page: 208

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For over a century and in scores of countries, patriarchal presumptions and practices have been challenged by women and their male allies. "Sexual harassment" has entered common parlance; police departments are equipped with rape kits; more than half of the national legislators in Bolivia and Rwanda are women; and a woman candidate won the plurality of the popular votes in the 2016 United States presidential election. But have we really reached equality and overthrown a patriarchal point of view? The Big Push exposes how patriarchal ideas and relationships continue to be modernized to this day. Through contemporary cases and reports, renowned political scientist Cynthia Enloe exposes the workings of everyday patriarchy--in how Syrian women civil society activists have been excluded from international peace negotiations; how sexual harassment became institutionally accepted within major news organizations; or in how the UN Secretary General's post has remained a masculine domain. Enloe then lays out strategies and skills for challenging patriarchal attitudes and operations. Encouraging self-reflection, she guides us in the discomforting curiosity of reviewing our own personal complicity in sustaining patriarchy in order to withdraw our own support for it. Timely and globally conscious, The Big Push is a call for feminist self-reflection and strategic action with a belief that exposure complements resistance.

Economic Development for Latin America

DISCUSSION OF PROFESSOR ROSENSTEIN - ROD AN'S PAPER PROFESSOR RoseNSTEIN-Rod AN's paper, which was summarized by Dr. Kafka, generated discussion on three principal topics: first, the meaning of big push and of balanced growth ; second, ...


Author: Henry C Wallichd

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781349084494

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 479

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Investing in Public Infrastructure

ment in schools, the transition is almost complete in 60 years compared to more than 100 years in absence of the “big push.” Interestingly, in the medium run the “big push” takes growth well above the long-run outcome for investment in ...


Author: Manoj Atolia

Publisher: International Monetary Fund

ISBN: 9781475595932

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 44

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Why do governments in developing economies invest in roads and not enough in schools? In the presence of distortionary taxation and debt aversion, the different pace at which roads and schools contribute to economic growth turns out to be central to this decision. Specifically, while costs are front-loaded for both types of investment, the growth benefits of schools accrue with a delay. To put things in perspective, with a “big push,” even assuming a large (15 percent) return differential in favor of schools, the government would still limit the fraction of the investment scale-up going to schools to about a half. Besides debt aversion, political myopia also turns out to be a crucial determinant of public investment composition. A “big push,” by accelerating growth outcomes, mitigates myopia—but at the expense of greater risks to fiscal and debt sustainability. Tied concessional financing and grants can potentially mitigate the adverse effects of both debt aversion and political myopia.

From Windfall to Curse

manufacturing output growth from 1980 to 2003 because there was a basic incompatibility between the development strategy (more advanced isi strategies and a big-push, natural-resource-based heavy industrialization strategy) and politics ...


Author: Jonathan Di John

Publisher: Penn State Press

ISBN: 9780271048109

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 341

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Examines the political economy of growth in Venezuela since the discovery of oil in 1920.

Asia Pacific

The HCI Big Push , 1974-79 The South Korean decision to diversify into HCI as a Big Push was viewed as risky by the more cautious Taiwanese planners . It required the simultaneous expansion of both basic industry , like steel and ...


Author: Raymond Frederick Watters


ISBN: 1850653216

Category: Asia

Page: 362

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Examining the extent to which Pacific Rim economies are increasingly becoming integrated, this text considers the forces - economic, political and cultural - at work. In the process many new geographies are being created or reconstructed. The local-global dialectic, by which local forces react to, negotiate with, resist or capitulate to global forces is also scrutinized in detail.