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Food for Thought on Fungibility: An Example Concerning North Korea — April 9, 1999

This article analyzes a statement ascribed to the United Nations aid coordinator for North Korea to suggest research pursuits in the area of political cognition.

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TB or not TB: Disease and the Adaptiveness of Political Borders — April 9, 1999

This article describes adaptive and nonadaptive aspects of political borders at the threshold of the 21st century.

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The Chiquita Case: A Lot of Banana Oil? — April 9, 1999

This article focuses on an aspect of substantive law that may unnecessarily impede the social benefits derived from investigative reporting and protect transgressors of the social contract. The article stems from a legal case that originated from allegations by an investigative reporter about misbehavior on the part of Chiquita Brands International Inc. However, the article does not describe the allegations nor take a position on their validity.

IBPP Research Associates

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From the IBPP Research Associates. (1) Global Perspectives. (2) Slovenia. — April 9, 1999
World Health Organization and Gil Grein - IBPP Research Associate

The IBPP Research Associates column has two parts. The first forwards text from a World Health Organization document, taken from the United Nations Wire for April 8, 1999. It has been posted here as a contrast to the first Trend entry in this IBPP Issue. Two main issues - (1) Possible orthogonality of psychological from legal and moral standards and (2) the reliability and validity of different approaches within the clinical sciences to delineating psychopathology - are considered.

The second part of this reports is an April 6th (1999) email interview between Global Network Initiative Staffer Gilbert Grein and Mr. Janez Kranjski. Mr. Kranjski cites his ethnicity as Slovenian and is studying for a master’s degree in electrical engineering at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering in Ljubljana, Slovenia. Kranjski discusses what he considers to be important issues for Slovenia, as well as one Slovenian's view of events in Kosovo and Serbia.

Trends

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Trends. The Politics of Science and the Science of Politics: Adult-Child Sex and Child Sexual Abuse — April 9, 1999
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The author discusses the "A meta-analytic examination of assumed properties of child sexual abuse using college samples" that was published in the Psychological Bulletin.

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Trends. Warnings on Warnings About Polls — April 9, 1999
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The author discusses the current president's foreign policy making efforts.