Download e-book for iPad: Local Public Sector Reforms in Times of Crisis: National by Sabine Kuhlmann, Geert Bouckaert

By Sabine Kuhlmann, Geert Bouckaert

ISBN-10: 1137525479

ISBN-13: 9781137525475

ISBN-10: 1137525487

ISBN-13: 9781137525482

This publication compares the trajectories and results of neighborhood public area reform in Europe and fills a examine hole that has existed up to now in comparative public management and native executive stories. in keeping with the result of rate examine entitled, ‘Local Public zone Reforms: a world Comparison’, this quantity takes a European-scale strategy, analyzing neighborhood govt in 28 nations. neighborhood govt has been the main heavily laid low with the consistently increasing international monetary predicament and austerity guidelines in a few international locations, and is experiencing a interval of elevated reform task hence. This e-book considers either these neighborhood governments that have followed or moved clear of New Public administration (NPM) modernization to ‘something varied’ (what a few commentators have labelled ‘post-NPM’), in addition to these that have applied ‘other-than-NPM measures’, equivalent to territorial reforms and democratic ideas.

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Download e-book for iPad: The Will of Change: European Neighborhood Policy, Domestic by Eva-Maria Maggi

By Eva-Maria Maggi

ISBN-10: 365811035X

ISBN-13: 9783658110352

ISBN-10: 3658110368

ISBN-13: 9783658110369

In this e-book, Eva-Maria Maggi argues that the ecu Union (EU) had an influence on institutional reform procedures in North Africa in circumstances the place significant family actors agreed. She analyzes how political actors in Morocco used ecu local guidelines to form financial and environmental coverage among 1995 and 2008. Maggi argues that it used to be now not the layout of the EU‘s local guidelines yet particularly the desire of switch of family actors in Morocco that made up our minds the speed, path of reform and the level to which the ecu maintains to play a task in them. whereas Moroccan politics have been certainly “europeanized” Maggi highlights the function of household actors who so successfully controlled to place forth their very own coverage priorities and basically “morocconized” the ENP.

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New PDF release: Crime and Muslim Britain: Race, Culture and the Politics of

By Marta Bolognani

ISBN-10: 1845118332

ISBN-13: 9781845118334

The Britain of the early twenty-first century has develop into ate up via heightened issues approximately violent crime and terrorism on the subject of Muslim groups within the West. right here Marta Bolognani fills a big hole in criminology and diaspora stories via an exhaustive research into crime between British Pakistanis. via exact ethnographic commentary and interview facts, Bolognani exhibits how Bradford Pakistanis’ perceptions of crime and regulate are a mixture of the formal and casual, or British and ‘traditional’ Pakistani, which are now not separable within the diasporic context. She additionally examines neighborhood and nationwide nation regulations which are geared to fighting crime and exhibits how crime involves be understood via members in addition to institutional actors. supplying a counterpoint to the ‘taboo’ of speaking approximately crime and race in cultural phrases, Crime and Muslim Britain is vital for all these attracted to criminology, ethnicity and the predicaments of Muslim groups today.

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Download e-book for iPad: Social Movement Campaigns on EU Policy: In the Corridors and by Louisa Parks

By Louisa Parks

ISBN-10: 1137411066

ISBN-13: 9781137411068

ISBN-10: 134957273X

ISBN-13: 9781349572731

This e-book assesses how a lot impact social activities have on ecu coverage and the skill by which impression is secured. utilizing wide-ranging case experiences of campaigns from GMOs to water rights and net freedom, it elucidates the $64000 adjustments among technical and political campaigns.

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Download PDF by Miki Caul Kittilson: The Gendered Effects of Electoral Institutions: Political

By Miki Caul Kittilson

ISBN-10: 0199608601

ISBN-13: 9780199608607

In such a lot international locations around the globe, ladies proceed to lag in the back of males in an array of political orientations and actions. realizing why this can be the case and why a few international locations were extra winning than others at moderating gender gaps in political involvement is primary for generating greater and extra consultant democracies. Cultural, socioeconomic, and political components clarify the various gender gaps in political involvement, yet no longer them all. during this ebook, the authors argue that electoral associations attenuate gender gaps in mass political engagement and participation by means of drawing ladies, an 'undertapped' constituency, into the democratic strategy. utilizing cross-national and country-specific analyses, the authors express that electoral associations play a complementary and critical function in decreasing gender gaps in political involvement. The cross-national analyses draw on comparative survey info from a variety and big variety of nations. The case experiences draw out the techniques underlying adjustments in political attitudes and behaviors with proof from 4 kingdom experiences: New Zealand, Russia, France, and Uruguay. All 4 international locations have altered their electoral associations, both via large-scale reform of the electoral approach itself or adopting gender quotas, permitting the authors to check styles of political involvement pre- and post-reform. The ebook unearths that inclusive electoral platforms that produce extra proportional electoral results have greater results on women's political engagement and participation than on men's. Gender quotas additionally mediate women's engagement and participation, yet to a lesser measure. often, the e-book concludes that electoral ideas designed to advertise social inclusion in parliament are severe for selling social team inclusion one of the electorate.

Comparative Politics is a sequence for college kids, academics, and researchers of political technology that bargains with modern executive and politics. international in scope, books within the sequence are characterized by means of a rigidity on comparative research and robust methodological rigour. The sequence is released in organization with the eu Consortium for Political examine. for additional information stopover at: www.ecprnet.eu. The Comparative Politics Series is edited through Professor David M. Farrell, college of Politics and diplomacy, college university Dublin, Kenneth Carty, Professor of Political technology, collage of British Columbia, and Professor Dirk Berg-Schlosser, Institute of Political technological know-how, Philipps college, Marburg.

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New PDF release: The Britannica Guide to the Ideas that Made the Modern World

By Encyclopaedia Britannica Editors, Anthony Grayling

ISBN-10: 0762433701

ISBN-13: 9780762433704

Within the early years of the twenty-first century, principles first proposed over 2 hundred years in the past couldn't be extra compelling. The Enlightenment of the 17th century in accordance with upheaval and uncertainty laid the root stone for contemporary society. an essential primer at the philosophers, thinkers, and scientists-including Isaac Newton, John Locke, Voltaire and Spinoza-whose innovations and concepts created the fashionable global.

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Download e-book for iPad: Successful Grant Writing, : Strategies for Health and Human by Laura N. Gitlin PhD, Kevin J. Lyons PhD

By Laura N. Gitlin PhD, Kevin J. Lyons PhD

ISBN-10: 0826132731

ISBN-13: 9780826132734

Up to date and revised 3rd variation of the normal consultant to furnish writing for future health and human carrier pros in educational and perform settings. because the e-book of the second version in 2003, the supply international has witnessed dramatic alterations, from constraints in budgets to major alterations within the submission procedure. This re-creation continues to be geared either to green supply writers and those that have had a few luck yet want to extend their knowledge.

The e-book lays out an method of brooding about supply writing and the mandatory vocabulary and information to successfully learn a investment chance, be sure its appropriateness to pursue your rules, and point improvement, and the strategies for utilising for investment. This version additionally comprises elevated insurance of significant components together with tips on how to advance a provide funds, enforce powerful trans-disciplinary collaborations (an technique that's being recommended in lots of of the hot NIH investment opportunities), interpret reviewers' reviews, and deal with a provide venture upon its award.

As in past versions, every one bankruptcy is peppered with examples and useful tables that summarize key issues; define particular inquiries to ask colleagues, software officials and directors to acquire the serious info you would like for achievement; and appendices packed with particular examples and templates.

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Download e-book for iPad: Falling Short: The Coming Retirement Crisis and What to Do by Charles D. Ellis

By Charles D. Ellis

ISBN-10: 0190218894

ISBN-13: 9780190218898

The USA faces a major retirement problem. lots of cutting-edge employees will lack the assets to retire at conventional a while and preserve their way of life in retirement. fixing the matter is an enormous problem in ultra-modern atmosphere during which possibility and accountability have shifted from executive and employers to participants. for that reason, Charles D. Ellis, Alicia H. Munnell, and Andrew D. Eschtruth have written this concise consultant for somebody excited by their very own - and the nation's - retirement protection.

Falling brief is grounded in sound learn but written in a hugely obtainable type. The authors offer a brilliant photograph of the retirement problem in the USA. they provide the required context for knowing the character and measurement of the retirement source of revenue shortfall, that's attributable to either expanding source of revenue needs-due to longer lifespans and emerging future health costs-and lowering aid from Social safety and employer-sponsored pension plans.

The suggestions are to paintings longer and shop extra through construction at the current retirement approach. To paintings longer, members may still plan to stick within the hard work strength till age 70 if attainable. to save lots of extra, policymakers may still shore up Social Security's long term funds; make all 401(k) plans totally automated, with employees allowed to choose out; and make sure that everybody has entry to a retirement discounts plan. participants also needs to realize that their home is a resource of saving, which they could faucet in retirement via downsizing or a opposite loan.

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Europe and Global Climate Change: Politics, Foreign Policy - download pdf or read online

By Paul G. Harris

ISBN-10: 1845429443

ISBN-13: 9781845429447

`This ebook is probably going to turn into the definitive learn on ecu worldwide weather swap politics. Its concentrate on the formula, ratification, and implementation of the Kyoto Protocol inside of Europe make it crucial examining for all who desire to know the way household overseas coverage prompted the eu Union's determination to ratify the Kyoto Protocol regardless of the U.S.' selection to desert the contract. The publication presents very important historic history, case reports of the main influential eu nations to form the Kyoto Protocol, and an evaluation of what growth potential for the implementation of the contract. It additionally examines how Europe's rules have formed and been formed by way of participation within the Kyoto negotiation and implementation tactics. it is going to be a major merchandise for the libraries of any establishment or student with an curiosity within the function of Europe in addressing weather change.' - Miranda Schreurs, collage of Maryland, US The middle target of this publication is to raised comprehend the position of overseas coverage - the crossovers and interactions among family and overseas politics and rules - in efforts to maintain the surroundings and ordinary assets. Underlying this aim is the idea that it isn't sufficient to research family or foreign political actors, associations and tactics by means of themselves. we have to comprehend the interactions between them, whatever that specific thought of international coverage may help us do. The eclectic workforce of members discover ecu and ecu responses to worldwide weather switch, and supply insights into concerns on environmental safeguard, sustainable improvement, overseas affairs and overseas coverage. individuals contain: G. Bang, A. Bokwa, L.R. Cass, S. Dessai, M. Dutschke, S. Greiner, P.G. Harris, M.T. Hatch, L. Jaggard, M. Jung, N. Kanie, E. Kracht, N.S. Lacasta, H.-C. Lee, K.E. Marshall, L. Massai, A. Michaelowa, I. Nestle, S. Oberth?r, J.D. T?bara, D. T?nzler, A. Tjernshaugen, M. Twena, J. Vevatne, ok. Vincent

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Rolf G. Heinze's Vom Wohlfahrtsstaat zum Wettbewerbsstaat: Arbeitsmarkt- und PDF

By Rolf G. Heinze

ISBN-10: 3322999408

ISBN-13: 9783322999405

ISBN-10: 3810019909

ISBN-13: 9783810019905

Der Wohlfahrtsstaat hat sich in der letzten Zeit zu einem regelrechten "Renner" in den Medien gemausert. Große Wirtschaftsblätter bringen Reportagen über Dänemark oder die Niederlande, Zeitungen plazieren Serien über Umbauten oder geplante Renovierungen im Gebäude des Sozialstaats.
Wohlfahrtsstaaten werden jedoch nicht nur in einen weltweiten Standortwettbewerb hineingezogen, sondern spüren ihre internen Probleme stärker als je zuvor: Ein Wettbewerb der Ideen in der Arbeitsmarkt- und Sozialpolitik ist gefragt, und hier setzt auch das Buch an.
Warum nicht neue Ansätze, die bislang im deutschen Repertoire fehlen, ausprobieren und einen Wettbewerb der Konzepte entfachen? Der Weg vom "Wohlfahrtsstaat zum Wettbewerbsstaat" läßt sozialpolitische Errungenschaften nicht zurück, sondern fordert politische Diskussionen über einen zukunftsorientierten und leistungsfähigen Wohlfahrtsstaat, der auch für die Ökonomie bedeutsamer ist, als manche Vereinfacher derzeit wahrhaben wollen.
Der neugierige Blick über den Tellerrand schärft den Sinn dafür, daß es nicht den europäischen Wohlfahrtsstaat gibt und auch kein vorzeigbares Modell mehr wie einst in Schweden oder Deutschland, sondern eine Vielzahl variierender Teil-Lösungen. Das Buch stellt der deutschen Wohlfahrtsstaatentradition und -diskussion ausländische Beispiele aktueller Reformbemühungen gegenüber.

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