Rusk Center Briefings (Vol. 1, 1981)

Each briefing consists of unsigned articles under one of the following subject headings: "Fiscal and Monetary Policy," "International Arrangements," "Domestic Issues," "North America," or "Editorial."


From the inside front cover:

The Dean Rusk Center was established in 1977 to foster interdisciplinary research, service and education concerning institutions and processes basic to efficient intercourse among nations. U.S. fiscal and monetary policy has separate emphasis, due to its increasing impact upon international commerce. U.S. trade and investment in a world environment remains the primary focus of its study and policy recommendations sponsored by state and federal entities. The Center also recognizes that internal dynamics of nations remain the major determinant of international relations and that domestic concerns about the quality of life, stability and efficiency will continue to vie for dominance in determining a nation's posture in world affairs. Thus, much of the Center's data collection and analysis dwells on domestic events of nations and diverse disciplinary explanations of their presence and evolution.

Admittedly, the interactions of fiscal and monetary policy, international arrangements and domestic events cannot fully be analyzed in a specific geographic or subject context. Nevertheless, many of the Center's policy development activities concentrate on the North American region and related subjects of agriculture, national development, business-government relations and public governance. These bi-weekly briefings reflect the convergence of the Center's diverse activities and interests.

Facts and details of events addressed in Briefings are gathered through a scanning of major daily newspapers and weekly periodicals, which are cited throughout each article. Sources of related policy and disciplinary material appear in a listing following each article. The purpose is to link facts with policy implications and academic points of view in order to present an integrated and in-depth approach to current issues.

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Rusk Center Briefing, Vol. 1, No. 1 (August 3, 1981)

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Rusk Center Briefing, Vol. 1, No. 2 (August 17, 1981)

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Rusk Center Briefing, Vol. 1, No. 3 (August 31, 1981)

RCB1-4.pdf (4051 kB)
Rusk Center Briefing, Vol. 1, No. 4 (September 14, 1981)

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Rusk Center Briefing, Vol. 1, No. 5 (September 28, 1981)

RCB1-6.pdf (3597 kB)
Rusk Center Briefing, Vol. 1, No. 6 (October 12, 1981)

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Rusk Center Briefing, Vol. 1, No. 7 (October 26, 1981)