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Forum 411: Domestic Violence in Arizona: Old Problems, New Possibilities

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Reports and Publications
March 2010
Morrison Institute Staff

The latest installment of Morrison Institute for Public Policy's Forum 411 series focuses on one of society's longstanding problems: domestic violence. “Domestic Violence in Arizona: Old Problems, New Possibilities” offers a brief look at the past, present, and future of domestic violence-related issues in Arizona...

Forum 411: Do Good Neighbors Make Good Citizens?

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Reports and Publications
December 2009
Morrison Institute Staff

This seventh issue of the Forum 411 series looks at citizen involvement as it pertains to community attachment, and why they are not the same. This high level of attachment may surprise some, given that Arizona has so often been portrayed as a place of low civic engagement – an outpost of isolated residents who prefer to disappear behind their garage doors and not busy themselves with their community’s wider welfare (see sidebar on page 3). That is, we like where we live, but aren’t inclined to do much about it.

Forum 411: Road to Recovery: Lessons from Arizona's First Economy

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Reports and Publications
September 2009
Morrison Institute Staff

The economic underpinnings in Arizona of housing, employment, and financial services have collapsed, as they have almost everywhere else around the nation, albeit deeper here than in most other states. Arizona again must have the wisdom and willpower to rebound. But it will take more than a bold vision, although one is needed. It will take follow-through and collaboration – neither of which have been Arizona’s strong suit in recent years – as well as informed public policy based on what we’ve learned from the past, melded with what we already know about the future.

Forum 411: Arizona's Mind-Body Problem

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June 2009
Morrison Institute Staff

Some of Arizonans’ most common and destructive illnesses—those of the brain—are failing to receive adequate treatment due to a combination of modern governmental gridlock and a centuries-old philosophy that separates the mind from the body.

Forum 411: Great Expectations: Arizona Teens Speak Up

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Reports and Publications
March 2009
Morrison Institute Staff

“Great Expectations: Arizona Teens Speak Up,” the fourth issue of Morrison Institute for Public Policy’s Forum 411 briefing series, offers insights into the state’s 600,000-plus adolescents from professionals who work with them every day and from teens themselves.

The success of today’s teens is particularly important because of the aging of society and Arizona’s high “dependency ratio,” or the number of children and seniors in relation to those of working age. Arizona has the nation’s second highest rate.

Forum 411: Yin and Yang Political Science

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Reports and Publications
December 2008
Morrison Institute Staff

This third briefing in the Forum 411 series, revisits the role of government in turbulent times. Today, discussion about the fundamental role of government is again front page news as the nation grapples with the enormous consequences of the housing bust, credit crunch, and economic recession.

Forum 411: We Are L.A.?

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September 2008
Morrison Institute Staff

The Phoenix/L.A. conceit is deep-seated, chronic, and nearly always offered as something to avoid. Phoenix, a city often accused of having no identity, certainly has long known what it doesn't want to be. What is it we are so afraid of? All big cities have mixed images, but the über-negative view of Los Angeles is grounded in three attributes – smog, congestion, and sprawl. These problems and the comparisons between Phoenix and L.A. are examined in the second issue of Forum 411.


Forum 411: Immigration: From Global to Local Kids

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Reports and Publications
June 2008
Morrison Institute Staff

"Immigration: From Global to Local to Kids" is the first issue of the policy briefing series, Forum 411: Engaging Arizona's Leaders. Migration is a global phenomenon today, putting the United States in the midst of another historic wave of immigration. As a "gateway" and a destination, Arizona is certainly not alone in coping with people crossing borders.

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