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Social Science and Policy Challenges

Social Science and Policy Challenges

Democracy, Values and Capacities

  • Author: Georgios Papanagnou
  • Publisher: UNESCO
  • ISBN: 9231042262
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 299
  • View: 7847
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Producing scientific knowledge that can inform solutions and guide policy-making is one of the most important functions of social science. Nonetheless, if social science is to become more relevant and influential so as to impact on the drawing and execution of policy, certain measures need to be taken to narrow its distance from the policy sphere. This decision is less obvious than it seems. Both research and experience have proved that policy-making is a complex, often sub-rational, interactive process that involves a wide range of actors such as decision makers, bureaucrats, researchers, organized interests, citizen and civil society representatives and research brokers. In addition, social science often needs to defend both its relevance to policy and its own scientific status. Moving away from instrumental visions of the link between social research and policy, this collective volume aims to highlight the more constructed nature of the use of social knowledge.

Think Tanks and Non-Traditional Security

Think Tanks and Non-Traditional Security

Governance Entrepreneurs in Asia

  • Author: Erin Zimmerman
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 1137488255
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 214
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Asian security institutions have struggled to adapt to the so-called 'non-traditional' security issues that characterise the strategic landscape of the 21st century. The resulting gaps in governance have increasingly been filled by think tanks, which have arguably begun to change the way that Asian security is governed.

Argument as Dialogue Across Difference

Argument as Dialogue Across Difference

Engaging Youth in Public Literacies

  • Author: Jennifer Clifton
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • ISBN: 1317214412
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 164
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In the spirit of models of argument starting with inquiry, this book starts with a question: What might it mean to teach argument in ways that open up spaces for change—changes of mind, changes of practice and policy, changes in ways of talking and relating? The author explores teaching argument in ways that take into account the complexities and pluralities young people face as they attempt to enact local and global citizenship with others who may reasonably disagree. The focus is foremost on social action—the hard, hopeful work of finding productive ways forward in contexts where people need to work together across difference to get something worthwhile done.

Wie Demokratien sterben

Wie Demokratien sterben

Und was wir dagegen tun können

  • Author: Steven Levitsky,Daniel Ziblatt
  • Publisher: DVA
  • ISBN: 3641222915
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 320
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Ausgezeichnet mit dem NDR Kultur Sachbuchpreis 2018 als bestes Sachbuch des Jahres Demokratien sterben mit einem Knall oder mit einem Wimmern. Der Knall, also das oft gewaltsame Ende einer Demokratie durch einen Putsch, einen Krieg oder eine Revolution, ist spektakulärer. Doch das Dahinsiechen einer Demokratie, das Sterben mit einem Wimmern, ist alltäglicher – und gefährlicher, weil die Bürger meist erst aufwachen, wenn es zu spät ist. Mit Blick auf die USA, Lateinamerika und Europa zeigen die beiden Politologen Steven Levitsky und Daniel Ziblatt, woran wir erkennen, dass demokratische Institutionen und Prozesse ausgehöhlt werden. Und sie sagen, an welchen Punkten wir eingreifen können, um diese Entwicklung zu stoppen. Denn mit gezielter Gegenwehr lässt sich die Demokratie retten – auch vom Sterbebett.

On Measuring Democracy

On Measuring Democracy

Its Consequences and Concomitants

  • Author: Alex Inkeles
  • Publisher: Transaction Publishers
  • ISBN: 9781412830102
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 234
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Debating Public Administration

Debating Public Administration

Management Challenges, Choices, and Opportunities

  • Author: Robert F. Durant,Jennifer R.S. Durant
  • Publisher: CRC Press
  • ISBN: 1466502363
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 367
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Dialog between practitioners and academics has increasingly become the exception rather than the rule in contemporary public administration circles. Bridging the gap between theory and practice, Debating Public Administration: Management Challenges, Choices, and Opportunities tackles some of the major management challenges, choices, and opportunities of the twenty-first century facing public managers across various subfields of public administration. Informed by contemporary pressures on public managers to reconceptualize purpose, redefine administrative rationality, recapitalize human assets, reengage resources, and revitalize democratic constitutionalism, the book offers students, practitioners, and researchers an opportunity to take stock and ponder the future of practice and research in public administration. Organized by three sets of major management challenges facing the field—Rethinking Administrative Rationality in a Democratic Republic, Recapitalizing Organizational Capacity, and Reconceptualizing Institutions for New Policy Challenges—the book takes an uncommon approach to the study of these topics. In it, leading practitioners and academics comment on condensed versions of articles appearing in the Theory to Practice feature of Public Administration Review (PAR) from 2006 through 2011. The authors and commentators focus on some of the best current research, draw lessons from that literature for practice, and identify gaps in research that need to be addressed. They expertly draw out themes, issues, problems, and prospects, providing bulleted lessons and practical takeaways. This makes the book a unique one-stop resource for cross-disciplinary, cross-sectoral, and cross-professional exchanges on contemporary challenges.

Annual Report

Annual Report

  • Author: Ford Foundation
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category:
  • Page: N.A
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The president's report to the trustees and statement of grants.

Administrative Questions and Political Answers

Administrative Questions and Political Answers

  • Author: Claude Edward Hawley
  • Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Van Nostrand
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Public administration
  • Page: 604
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Complexity Science and World Affairs

Complexity Science and World Affairs

  • Author: Walter C. Clemens Jr.
  • Publisher: SUNY Press
  • ISBN: 1438449038
  • Category: History
  • Page: 268
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Following his 1978 publication of a translation of two other sections of the Tibetan Buddhist work completed in 1402 A.D., Alex Wayman (Sanscrit, Columbia U.) offers the section of the Lam rim chen mo that deals with the thought of enlightenment and the stages of instruction for budding bodhisattvas. Paper edition (unseen), $16.95. Annotation(c) 2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Catalog of Copyright Entries. Third Series

Catalog of Copyright Entries. Third Series

1965: January-June

  • Author: Library of Congress. Copyright Office
  • Publisher: Copyright Office, Library of Congress
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Copyright
  • Page: 1394
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Includes Part 1, Number 1: Books and Pamphlets, Including Serials and Contributions to Periodicals (January - June)

Guide to Funding for International & Foreign Programs

Guide to Funding for International & Foreign Programs

  • Author: Sara Wyszomierski
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781595420886
  • Category: Fund raising
  • Page: 629
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Grantmakers featured in this Guide provide funding for international relief, disaster assistance, human rights, civil liberties, community development. conferences, and education. This Guide includes more than 1,400 grantmakers and 9,300 sample grants.

Journal forestier suisse

Journal forestier suisse

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Forests and forestry
  • Page: N.A
  • View: 4500
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The Journal of General Education

The Journal of General Education

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Education
  • Page: N.A
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Citizens and the European Polity

Citizens and the European Polity

Mass Attitudes Towards the European and National Polities

  • Author: David Sanders,Pedro Magalhaes,Gabor Toka
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0199602336
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 318
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Citizens and the European Polity reviews empirical data covering nearly forty years in the development of the Union and shows how comparable challenges in the past shaped public opinion towards integration, and via that, the process of integration itself.

Communication and Public Participation in Environmental Decision Making

Communication and Public Participation in Environmental Decision Making

  • Author: Stephen P. Depoe,John W. Delicath,Marie-France Aepli Elsenbeer
  • Publisher: SUNY Press
  • ISBN: 9780791460238
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 312
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Looks at the critical role of community members and other interested parties in environmental policy decision making.

Human Dimensions of Wildlife Management

Human Dimensions of Wildlife Management

  • Author: Daniel J. Decker,Shawn J. Riley,William F. Siemer
  • Publisher: JHU Press
  • ISBN: 1421407418
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 304
  • View: 5703
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Wildlife professionals can more effectively manage species and social-ecological systems by fully considering the role that humans play in every stage of the process. Human Dimensions of Wildlife Management provides the essential information that students and practitioners need to be effective problem solvers. Edited by three leading experts in wildlife management, this textbook explores the interface of humans with wildlife and their sometimes complementary, often conflicting, interests. The book's well-researched chapters address conservation, wildlife use (hunting and fishing), and the psychological and philosophical underpinnings of wildlife management. Human Dimensions of Wildlife Management explains how a wildlife professional should handle a variety of situations, such as managing deer populations in residential areas or encounters between predators and people or pets. This thoroughly revised and updated edition includes detailed information about • systems thinking• working with social scientists• managing citizen input• using economics to inform decision making• preparing questionnaires• ethical considerations

ACCCN's Critical Care Nursing - E-Book

ACCCN's Critical Care Nursing - E-Book

  • Author: Doug Elliott,Leanne Aitken,Wendy Chaboyer
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • ISBN: 0729580687
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 836
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A revised new edition of this comprehensive critical care nursing text, developed with the Australian College of Critical Care Nurses (ACCCN). This second edition of ACCCN's Critical Care Nursing has been fully revised and updated for critical care nurses and students in Australia and New Zealand. As well as featuring the most recent critical care research data, current clinical practice, policies, procedures and guidelines specific to Australia and New Zealand, this new edition offers new and expanded chapters and case studies. The ultimate guide for critical care nurses and nursing students alike, ACCCN's Critical Care Nursing 2e has been developed in conjunction with the Australian College of Critical Care Nurses (ACCCN). As with the first edition, the text in ACCCN's Critical Care Nursing 2e reflects the expertise of ACCCN's highly-qualified team of local and international critical care nursing academics and clinicians. This authoritative nursing resource takes a patient-centred approach, encouraging practising critical care nurses and students to develop effective, high-quality critical care nursing practice. ACCCN's Critical Care Nursing 2e outlines the scope of critical care nursing, before detailing the core components and specialty aspects of critical care nursing, such as intensive care, emergency nursing, cardiac nursing, neuroscience nursing and acute care. Specific clinical conditions such as emergency presentations, trauma, resuscitation, and organ donation are featured to explore some of the more complex or unique aspects of specialty critical care nursing practice. expanded chapters for cardiovascular, respiratory and neurological content new chapters on Quality and Safety; Recovery and Rehabilitation; Psychological care; and Obstetric emergencies new case studies elaborate on relevant care issues critiques of recent research publications explore related topics practice tips highlight areas of care particularly relevant to daily clinical practice learning activities support knowledge, reflective learning and understanding

Decentralization and Governance in Indonesia

Decentralization and Governance in Indonesia

  • Author: Ronald L. Holzhacker,Rafael Wittek,Johan Woltjer
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 3319224344
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 298
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Indonesia over the past two decades has embarked on a process of decentralization as part of a broader process of democratization, which followed earlier periods of centralized governance and authoritarian rule across the archipelago. The purpose of this book is to begin to explore the connections between governance and sustainable society in a wide variety of policy fields in Indonesia, and how reforming governance structures may contribute to societal benefits and the creation of a long-term sustainable society. This book bridges important theoretical debates related to governance and sustainable society and provides empirical research from Indonesia in important policy areas related to this debate. By placing research in different policy areas in a single volume, the link to the broader concepts of governance, decentralization, and societal outcomes is strengthened. The book builds on the recent interest that has focused on Indonesia and the continued development of democracy in the country. The chapters in the book show a rich variety of decentralized governance arrangements and capacity building at the local level in particular. Central standards (for example for social sustainability, anti-corruption arrangements, or for dealing with direct foreign investment), combined with local innovation (for example for municipal coordination of primary health care or metropolitan transport), are key to Indonesia as a country in a continuing process of transformation. We identify three key trends in the on-going process of decentralization and governance in Indonesia. First, we find that formal governance, the relation between the national and local government, is characterized by a system of ‘variable geometry multi-level governance’ depending on the policy area. The challenge ahead is strengthening accountability mechanisms to assure national standards while preserving and encouraging local innovation. Secondly, informal governance mechanisms are evolving to move from ‘hierarchical to network’ forms of governance. Here the challenge is to insure democratic input by citizens and civil society organizations. Finally, we identify a trend toward ‘shared value creation and sustainable cooperation.’ Indonesia is beginning to move from a rather singular policy focus on economic growth to a more complex and developing notion of policymaking for inclusive growth and the creation of a sustainable society for present and future generations. Here the challenge is sound implementation and to increase the effectiveness of governance mechanisms. There is also a noted diffusion of goals, to focus beyond the Jakarta metropolitan area to smaller regional cities, as urbanization continues and rural areas are changing. This book will be of interest for use in advanced undergraduate and graduate courses related to Southeast Asia in the fields of international relations, political science, public administration, economics, law, sociology, educa tion, public health, and the spatial sciences. It will also be of interest to policymakers and government officials at the national and local level in Southeast Asia and middle-income developing countries, officials and policymakers in institutions of regional governance such as the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), and of global governance such as the United Nations and World Bank. It will also be of interest to civil society organizations and other actors focused on policy development and economic development, health, education, the environment, sustainable transport, etc. The book will also be of interest to business people interested in economic and governance issues, such as the management and governance of in-bound foreign investment, inclusive growth, and corporate governance. Finally, the book should be of interest to citizens in advanced, middle-income, and developing countries motivated to learn more about the links between governance and the creation of a sustainable society for current and future generations.

European Governance and Democracy

European Governance and Democracy

Power and Protest in the EU

  • Author: Richard Balme,Didier Chabanet
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
  • ISBN: 0742579077
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 286
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Considering the future of European integration, this clear and compelling study explores the interplay between collective action and democracy in the European Union. Richard Balme and Didier Chabanet convincingly show that as support for broadening and deepening integration has waned, contentious and powerful social movements have flourished. The authors analyze the relationship among interest group politics, social movements, and public policy at the EU level though a wealth of case studies on regional policy, unemployment and poverty, women's rights, migration policy, and environmental protection. An essential primer on European democracy, this study will be invaluable for scholars and students in European politics and public policy, globalization and democracy, and comparative social movements.