British Government: A Reader in Policy-making by Simon James

By Simon James

This reader provides over seventy case reports of coverage making in Whitehall and Westminster, combining newspaper assurance, legitimate records, educational research and the reminiscences of contributors. Simon James demonstrates a number of the ways that coverage originates, how it is formed inside Whitehall, the several modes of parliamentary keep watch over, and the issues of implementation and coverage evaluate. He illustrates civil servants' half in constructing coverage, ministers' relatives with their departments and their colleagues, and the position of the major minister and cupboard. Case stories aid to envision cupboard committees, the impact of strain teams and choose committees in addition to the implications of autonomous inquiries, the influence of the eu group and the restraining strength of parliament and the courts. The case stories diversity from nationwide controversies resembling the pits closure predicament and the "Satanic Verses" affair, via to the hidden facet of coverage making together with offers struck with strain teams in Whitehall convention and wrangling in Brussels over the tax on whisky. Designed as a textbook for A-level scholars and undergraduates, "Policy Making within the British govt" presents a wide variety of resource fabric and research that would be of worth to scholars of British politics, coverage making and political associations.

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Governance of Public Sector Organizations: Proliferation, by Per Lægreid, Dr Koen Verhoest, Professor Per Lægreid

By Per Lægreid, Dr Koen Verhoest, Professor Per Lægreid

Governance of Public quarter agencies analyzes recent adjustments in govt management via targeting organizational types and their results. members to this edited quantity reveal how generations of reform bring about elevated complexity of presidency businesses, and clarify this layering technique with a number of theories.

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How to Run a Country: An Ancient Guide for Modern Leaders by Marcus Tullius Cicero

By Marcus Tullius Cicero

Marcus Cicero, Rome's maximum statesman and orator, used to be elected to the Roman Republic's maximum place of work at a time while his loved nation used to be threatened through power-hungry politicians, dire financial issues, overseas turmoil, and political events that refused to interact. Sound time-honored? Cicero's letters, speeches, and different writings are choked with undying knowledge and useful perception approximately tips to remedy those and different difficulties of management and politics. tips to Run a rustic collects the easiest of those writings to supply an pleasing, logic advisor for contemporary leaders and electorate. This short e-book, a sequel to How to Win an Election, gathers Cicero's so much perceptive ideas on themes comparable to management, corruption, the stability of strength, taxes, conflict, immigration, and the significance of compromise. those writings have motivated nice leaders--including America's Founding Fathers--for thousand years, and they're simply as instructive this day as once they have been first written.

geared up by way of subject and that includes vigorous new translations, the publication additionally comprises an creation, headnotes, a word list, feedback for extra interpreting, and an appendix containing the unique Latin texts. the result's an enlightening creation to a few of the main enduring political knowledge of all time.

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Current Issues And Trends in E-Government Research (Advances by Donald Norris

By Donald Norris

As rising tendencies and examine threads floor within the sector of e-government, academicians, practitioners, and scholars face the problem of protecting updated with new and cutting edge practices. present concerns and tendencies in E-Government examine presents a whole synopsis of the most recent applied sciences in details coverage, protection, privateness, and entry, in addition to the simplest practices in e-government purposes and size. present matters and developments in E-Government examine provides the most up-tp-date concerns in e-government and software program expertise, adoption and diffusion, making plans and administration, and philosophy.

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IIAS IISA Administration & Service 1930-2005- (International by Fabio Rugge, Michael Duggett

By Fabio Rugge, Michael Duggett

Seventy five years is a extraordinary lifetime for any establishment, specially if one considers the amazing adjustments that public management has gone through. The ICT revolution has notably altered the way in which public management operates. additionally the conventional layout of bureaucratic firms has been heavily reshaped due to a communicational stream that's excessive and pervasive as by no means ahead of. however the such a lot fascinating switch affecting public management is the world-wide conflict for democracy and political participation. Later, the difficulty of globalization and the becoming mismatch among governments, felony frameworks, territories and groups got here into view. This book comprises six essays; the 1st supplies us a basic account of the background of the Institute; the second one describes the evolution of the governance, the club, and the actions of the IIAS. Essay 3 reconstructs the overseas measurement of the Institute's existence from its previous degree to global warfare II. Essay 4 is set the relation among IIAS and that sphere of data which has been termed 'administrative sciences'. The 5th essay specializes in the distinctive dating among the IIAS and Brussels. the ultimate essay lines the most strains of the hot heritage of the Institute, projecting these strains into the arriving years. Altogether the six chapters carry clean details and new appreciation concerning the background of IIAS and provide trustworthy fabric to paintings at a proof of the heritage of this establishment, particularly for its potential to regularly modify itself to a deeply altering international, to beat crises or even to get over deadly attacks.IOS Press is a global technological know-how, technical and scientific writer of high quality books for lecturers, scientists, and execs in all fields. a few of the components we put up in: -Biomedicine -Oncology -Artificial intelligence -Databases and knowledge platforms -Maritime engineering -Nanotechnology -Geoengineering -All facets of physics -E-governance -E-commerce -The wisdom financial system -Urban experiences -Arms regulate -Understanding and responding to terrorism -Medical informatics -Computer Sciences

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In the vanguard of reform: Russia's enlightened bureaucrats, by W. Bruce Lincoln

By W. Bruce Lincoln

The 1st decade of Alexander II's reign is understood in Russian heritage because the period of the good Reforms, a time well-known because the significant interval of social, financial, and institutional transformation among the reign of Peter the nice and the Revolution of 1905. Coming without delay after the notoriously repressive final decade of the Nicholas period, the looks of such dramatic reform has led students to hunt its reasons in dramatic occasions. definitely a few nice, even cataclysmic, strength should have pushed Alexander II and his advisers to start up what seems to be such an impressive switch in coverage. of their look for the origins of those nice Reforms, historians mostly have targeted upon phenomena. the 1st of those used to be Russia's defeat within the Crimean conflict through a comparatively small, ineptly commanded Allied expeditionary strength. the second one was once the serf revolts, which elevated dramatically within the 1850s. From those occasions, so much historians have concluded that the industrial failings of serfdom, the matter of retaining family peace, and the necessity to restoration Russia's tarnished army status have been the most important forces that confident Alexander II's govt to embark upon a brand new reformist course. As Lincoln's exam of the long-unstudied Russian archival proof exhibits, there are reliable purposes to question even if such crises of coverage and failings of Russia's servile financial system impelled Alexander II and his advisers alongside a formerly uncharted reformist course after the Crimean struggle. additional, in mild of the Russian bureaucracy's slowness in drafting less advanced administrative reforms in the course of the prior century, Lincoln argues that the good Reform laws easily was once too complicated and required an excessive amount of refined wisdom in regards to the Empire's financial, administratvive, and judicial affairs to were formulated within the short half-decade after the war's finish.

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Developments in e-Government: A Critical Analysis - Volume by D. Griffin, P. Trevorrow, E. Halpin

By D. Griffin, P. Trevorrow, E. Halpin

This ebook units out to supply a extra serious evaluate of advancements in e-government. The analytical instruments, frameworks and theoretical views hired via the participants may still permit scholars and practitioners to research and critique neighborhood, nationwide and worldwide growth in project technology-enabled switch within the approaches of presidency. The scope of the e-book comprises the realm ordinarily linked to e-government, i.e. provider supply via numerous degrees of presidency. additionally, it examines the rising region of e-democracy, during which know-how is being applied to supply a electronic presence for the democratic procedures of presidency. The e-book is a synthesis of theoretical contributions and empirical investigations. The participants were assembled from around the ecu Union and past to give empirical facts from experiences undertaken in a couple of diversified international locations. the data won from the implementation of e-government on a world scale, on the nationwide and native point, should still supply an invaluable reference aspect for coverage makers and lecturers which are steerage and comparing destiny advancements in e-government.IOS Press is a world technological know-how, technical and clinical writer of top quality books for lecturers, scientists, and execs in all fields. a number of the parts we submit in: -Biomedicine -Oncology -Artificial intelligence -Databases and data structures -Maritime engineering -Nanotechnology -Geoengineering -All features of physics -E-governance -E-commerce -The wisdom financial system -Urban experiences -Arms keep an eye on -Understanding and responding to terrorism -Medical informatics -Computer Sciences

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Land in Dar Fur: Charters and Related Documents from the Dar by R. S. O'Fahey, M. I. Abu Salim, M. J. Tubiana, J. Tubiana

By R. S. O'Fahey, M. I. Abu Salim, M. J. Tubiana, J. Tubiana

This publication is the 1st learn of the management of this Sudanese sultanate within the eighteenth and 19th centuries to be drawn from recently-discovered Arabic land charters. Translations of forty-seven chosen charters and comparable files are awarded to demonstrate the complexity of land as a subject matter within the sultanate. The authors evaluation the rules through which privileged prestige, rights in humans and in landed estates have been granted; and view the character of the management in Dar Fur. the amount should be of curiosity to historians of Africa and the center East and to these inquisitive about land and society in a comparative framework.

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Acceptable Risks: Politics, Policy, and Risky Technologies by C. F. Larry Heimann

By C. F. Larry Heimann

Advanced and dicy technologies--technologies resembling new medicinal drugs for the therapy of AIDS that promise nice merits to our society yet hold major risks--pose many difficulties for political leaders and the coverage makers chargeable for overseeing them. Public organisations corresponding to the foodstuff and Drug management are informed by way of political superiors to not inhibit vital technological advances and will also be charged with selling such improvement yet also needs to ensure that no significant injuries take place less than their watch. Given the massive charges linked to catastrophic injuries, most people and elected officers usually call for trustworthy or failure-free administration of those applied sciences and feature little tolerance for the mistake. examine during this sector has result in a schism among those that argue that it really is attainable to have trustworthy administration thoughts and competently deal with advanced applied sciences and others who contend that such keep watch over is hard at most sensible. during this publication C. F. Larry Heimann advances an immense option to this challenge through constructing a common concept of organizational reliability and business enterprise determination making. The ebook appears to be like at either exterior and inner affects on reliability in employer selection making. It then exams theoretical propositions built in a comparative case research of 2 enterprises concerned with the dealing with of dicy applied sciences: NASA and the manned house flight software and the FDA's dealing with of pharmaceuticals--particularly new AIDS remedies. Drawing on strategies from engineering, organizational idea, political technology, and determination conception, this ebook could be of curiosity to these drawn to technological know-how and expertise coverage, bureaucratic administration and reform, in addition to these attracted to well-being and area coverage. C. F. Larry Heimann is Assistant Professor of Political technological know-how, Michigan kingdom collage.

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Copyfight: The Global Politics of Digital Copyright Reform by Blayne Haggart

By Blayne Haggart

Widespread dossier sharing has led content material industries – publishers and vendors of books, track, movies, and software program – to view their clients as transforming into threats to their survival. content material companies and their allies, specially the U.S. govt, have driven for superior worldwide copyright guidelines via overseas treaties and household copyright reforms. net businesses, contributors, and public-interest teams have driven again, with enormous road protests in Europe and on-line “internet blackouts” that derailed the 2012 U.S. cease on-line Piracy Act (SOPA). yet can voters or smaller international locations rather stand within the manner of the U.S. copyright juggernaut?

To resolution this question, Copyfight examines the 1996 international highbrow estate association net treaties that all started the present electronic copyright regime. Blayne Haggart follows the WIPO treaties from negotiation to implementation from the viewpoint of 3 international locations: the U.S., Canada, and Mexico. utilizing broad interviews with policymakers and specialists in those 3 nations, Haggart argues that now not the entire strength is within the fingers of the U.S. executive. Small international locations can nonetheless set their very own path on copyright laws, whereas transforming into public curiosity in copyright concerns signifies that even the us may stream clear of ever-increasing copyright protection.

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