The Role of Departmental Secretaries: Personal Reflections by Andrew Podger

By Andrew Podger

Andrew Podger’s monograph, The function of Departmental Secretaries, own reflections at the breadth of tasks at the present time, is a vital contribution to the wider public coverage discourse in Australia. Andrew has been, now and then, an unflinching commentator on problems with bureaucratic functionality, responsibility and responsiveness to executive. Andrew’s reflections are drawn from his personal reviews in the internal circle of Australian policy-making. during this monograph, he provides a hugely nuanced portrait of the position of Commonwealth departmental secretaries. even supposing a ‘player’ himself at key moments in contemporary coverage historical past, Andrew is a dispassionate and considerate observer of occasions. this isn't basically a memoir: this paintings is wealthy in research and Andrew deals a few ‘lessons realized’ to be heeded (or no longer) by way of the current and destiny generations of coverage practitioners.** [C:\Users\Microsoft\Documents\Calibre Library]

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Reflections on Cultural Policy: Past, Present and Future by Evan Alderson, Robin Blaser, Harold Coward

By Evan Alderson, Robin Blaser, Harold Coward

This publication appears on the roles numerous international perspectives have performed in producing cultural guidelines at a variety of occasions in Western heritage.

Evan Alderson’s creation areas the paintings inside its social, political and old framework. Robin Blaser addresses the matter of the way we will be able to start to find a in charge cultural place this present day. The volume’s historic development starts with John Humphrey taking a look at the relation of arts and country in Imperial Rome. Haijo Westra focusses at the relation of language and tradition within the medieval global. Jonathan Bordo examines the emergence of the separately framed photograph within the Renaissance. Steven Cole examines the creative autonomy of English Romanticism. probability Adams outlines a perception of cultural coverage via William Blake. Cultural coverage is introduced toward the Canadian context with Gordon Fearn’s dialogue of communications coverage in Canada. Anthony Welch takes up the method of re-comprehending tradition in the revolution of communications by means of reading progressive and pre-revolutionary Iran.

the 2 ultimate essays soak up the problem of positing the desire of the post-modern. Barry Cooper starts off his exam of the correct a part of post-modernism within the 6th century A.D. Robert Kroetsch sees just a eager for order that has to be deserted in order that we may perhaps degree the intensity of our uncertainties and learn how to communicate throughout them. Robin Blaser reminds us in his “Afterthoughts” that a lot of our present unease stems, now not from too many variations, yet from too few.

This quantity speaks in one voice either to these drawn to the pragmatics of present cultural coverage and to these whose fundamental allegiance is to the lifetime of the mind's eye. it isn't only a scholarly workout, but additionally a decision for motion — to a extra complete and expert engagement with our current cultural .

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The Transnational Politics of Corporate Governance by Henk Overbeek, Bastiaan van Apeldoorn, Andreas Nölke

By Henk Overbeek, Bastiaan van Apeldoorn, Andreas Nölke

This bold quantity explores the politics of modern adjustments in company governance legislation and the transnational forces using the method.

Corporate governance has within the Nineteen Nineties develop into a catchphrase of the worldwide enterprise group. The Enron cave in and different contemporary company scandals, in addition to turning out to be concerns in Europe concerning the upward thrust of Anglo-Saxon finance, have made problems with company governance the topic of political controversies and of public debate.

The participants argue that the legislation of company governance is an inherently political affair. Given the context of the deepening globalization of the company global, it's also more and more a transnational phenomenon. when it comes to the content material of rules the ebook exhibits an expanding reliance at the program of marketplace mechanisms and a bent for companies themselves to turn into commodities. The rising new mode of legislation is characterised by way of expanding informalization and by means of types of inner most legislation. those adjustments in content material and mode are pushed by means of transnational actors, firstly the proprietors of across the world cellular monetary capital and their functionaries resembling coordination provider organisations, in addition to by way of key public overseas corporations comparable to the eu Commission.

The Transnational Politics of company Governance Regulation can be of curiosity to scholars and researchers of foreign political economic climate, politics, economics and company governance.

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Municipal Policing in the European Union: Comparative by D. Donnelly

By D. Donnelly

The ebook applies a version of municipal policing to check a couple of police structures within the eu Union suggesting that during the long run neighborhood groups can have a few type of police enforcement mechanism that won't continuously contain the sworn police officer.

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Gun Crusaders: The NRA's Culture War by Scott Melzer

By Scott Melzer

Not anything inspires photographs of the yankee frontier and a pick-yourself-up-by-the-bootstraps view of freedom and independence fairly like weapons. Gun Crusaders is an engaging inside of examine how the four-million member nationwide Rifle organization and its devoted contributors come to determine each gun regulate possibility as a step down the trail in the direction of gun confiscation, and finally socialism. Enlivened via a wealthy research of NRA fabrics, conferences, chief speeches, and precise in-depth interviews with NRA individuals, Gun Crusaders specializes in how the NRA constructs and perceives threats to gun rights as yet one more assault in a wide liberal cultural battle. Scott Melzer exhibits that the NRA promotes a nostalgic imaginative and prescient of frontier masculinity, wherein gun rights defenders are obvious as patriots and freedom warring parties, protecting no longer the liberty of faith, however the faith of person rights and freedoms.

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Privatizing Social Security (National Bureau of Economic by Martin Feldstein

By Martin Feldstein

This quantity represents crucial paintings so far on one of many urgent coverage problems with the instant: the privatization of social defense. even supposing social defense is dealing with huge, immense economic strain within the face of an getting older inhabitants, there was rather little released at the basics of crucial reform via privatization. Privatizing Social Security fills this void via learning the tools and difficulties considering transferring from the present process to at least one according to essential saving in person accounts.

"Timely and critical. . . . [Privatizing Social Security] provides a forceful case for an intensive shift from the present unfunded, pay-as-you-go unmarried nationwide software to a compulsory funded application with person rate reductions bills. . . . an intensive research of ways a privatized plan may paintings within the usa is supplemented with the reports of 5 different international locations that experience privatized plans." —Library Journal

"[A] high-powered number of essays via most sensible specialists within the field."—Timothy Taylor, Public Interest

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Revitalizing America’s Cities: Neighborhood Reinvestment and by Michael H. Schill

By Michael H. Schill

In lots of American towns, center and top source of revenue everyone is getting into neighborhoods that had formerly suffered disinvestment and rot. the hot citizens renovate housing, stimulate enterprise, and give a contribution to the tax base. those merits of local revitalization are, every so often, accomplished at a possibly severe expense: the displacement of present local citizens via eviction, apartment conversion, or due to lease raises. Revitalizing America’s towns investigates the explanations why the prosperous circulate into revitalizing inner-city neighborhoods and the ways that the hot citizens gain the town. It additionally examines the ensuing displaced families. facts are offered on displacement in 9 revitalizing neighborhoods of 5 cities—the so much finished survey of displaced families performed up to now. The research unearths features of displaced families and hardships encountered due to being compelled from their houses. additionally featured is an exam of federal, nation, and native rules towards local reinvestment and displacement, together with a variety of substitute techniques for facing this factor.

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