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Translation and Public Policy

Translation and Public Policy

Interdisciplinary Perspectives and Case Studies

  • Author: Gabriel González Núñez,Reine Meylaerts
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • ISBN: 1315521768
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 178
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This book brings together an ensemble of leading voices from the fields of economics, language policy, law, political philosophy, and translation studies. They come together to provide theoretical perspectives and practical case studies regarding a shared concern: translation policy. Their timely perspectives and case studies allow for the problematizing and exploration of translation policy, an area that is beginning to come to the attention of scholars. This book offers the first truly interdisciplinary approach to an area of study that is still in its infancy. It thus makes a timely and necessary contribution. As the 21st century marches on, authorities are more and more confronted with the reality of multilingual societies, and the monolingual state polices of yesteryear seem unable to satisfy increasing demands for more just societies. Precisely because of that, language policies of necessity must include choices about the use or non-use of translation at different levels. Thus, translation policy plays a prominent yet often unseen role in multilingual societies. This role is shaped by tensions and compromises that bear on the distribution of resources, choices about language, legal imperatives, and notions of justice. This book aims to inform scholars and policy makers alike regarding these issues.

Public Policy in the 'Asian Century'

Public Policy in the 'Asian Century'

Concepts, Cases and Futures

  • Author: Sara Bice,Avery Poole,Helen Sullivan
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 113760252X
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 348
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This volume explores the defining features, critical approaches, challenges and opportunities for public policy in the ‘Asian Century’. This is the first book to systematically analyse the key institutions and practices that comprise public policy, administration and governance to investigate how they are changing in the context of increasing Asian influence. Its authors argue that the Asian Century holds the potential to generate a paradigm shift equivalent to the impacts of neo-liberalism and the New Public Management of the late 20th century. Divided into three parts, this volume interrogates the theories underpinning contemporary public policy; explores case studies from different policy arenas across the Asian region; and imagines what a future of globalised public policy might look like. It examines the implementation measures necessary to support policy and administration in an era of transnational governance networks, tightly linked economic markets and progressively fluid cultural exchanges. This book provides the concepts and tools necessary to navigate these shifting sands successfully. It is essential reading for scholars of public policy, public management, international relations, and politics and social sciences, as well as for administrators and public servants.

Ideology, Ethics and Policy Development in Public Service Interpreting and Translation

Ideology, Ethics and Policy Development in Public Service Interpreting and Translation

  • Author: Carmen Valero-Garcés,Rebecca Tipton
  • Publisher: Multilingual Matters
  • ISBN: 178309754X
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: N.A
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This edited collection brings together new research on public service interpreting and translation (PSIT) with a focus on ideology, ethics and policy development. The contributions provide fresh theoretical and empirical perspectives on the inconsistencies in translation and interpreting provision observed in different geonational contexts and the often-reported tensions between prescribed approaches to ethics and practitioner experience. The discussions are set against the backdrop of developments in rights-based discourses on language support services and the professionalisation of the field, drawing attention to how stakeholders and interpreting practitioners navigate the realities of service in the context of shifting ideological landscapes. Particular innovations in the collection include theorisations about policy and practice that draw on political science, applied ethics and paradigms of trauma-informed care. The volume also presents research on settings that have received limited attention to date such as prison and charitable services for survivors of violence and trauma.

Performing the State

Performing the State

Critical Encounters with Performance Measurement in Social and Public Policy

  • Author: Paul Henman,Alison Gable
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781138104587
  • Category: Government productivity
  • Page: 128
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Performance measurement is now a key management tool used by government to assess and enhance public services. It is also used as a tool for public sector transparency and accountability. Despite these noble objectives, performance measurement can also generate counterproductive and sometimes paradoxical outcomes. This book innovatively conceptualises performance measurement as a �policy instrument�. Such an approach necessarily invites careful and critical examination of instances of the formation, application and contestation of particular performance measurement regimes, the tools used to measure performance, the way in which performance data is produced and used, and the complex dynamics between professionals, managers and service users that arise from these practices. The book provides detailed empirical examples of performance measurement in the delivery of health, schooling and child welfare services, as well as the problematics of assessing national wellbeing. Instead of a form of scientific and rational management, performance measurement is revealed as an intrinsically contested, socio-politically charged and value laden practice. The book concludes that to succeed in delivering authentic performance improvements public sector managers must be aware of these complex, paradoxical dynamics and the circumstances that make performance measurement perform. This book was originally published as a special issue of Policy Studies.

Multilingual Currents in Literature, Translation and Culture

Multilingual Currents in Literature, Translation and Culture

  • Author: Rachael Gilmour,Tamar Steinitz
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317310748
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 232
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At a time increasingly dominated by globalization, migration, and the clash between supranational and ultranational ideologies, the relationship between language and borders has become more complicated and, in many ways, more consequential than ever. This book shows how concepts of ‘language’ and ‘multilingualism’ look different when viewed from Belize, Lagos, or London, and asks how ideas about literature and literary form must be remade in a contemporary cultural marketplace that is both linguistically diverse and interconnected, even as it remains profoundly unequal. Bringing together scholars from the fields of literary studies, applied linguistics, publishing, and translation studies, the volume investigates how multilingual realities shape not only the practice of writing but also modes of literary and cultural production. Chapters explore examples of literary multilingualism and their relationship to the institutions of publishing, translation, and canon-formation. They consider how literature can be read in relation to other multilingual and translational forms of contemporary cultural circulation and what new interpretative strategies such developments demand. In tracing the multilingual currents running across a globalized world, this book will appeal to the growing international readership at the intersections of comparative literature, world literature, postcolonial studies, literary theory and criticism, and translation studies.

Leadership and Public Sector Reform in Asia

Leadership and Public Sector Reform in Asia

  • Author: Evan Berman,Eko Prasojo
  • Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing
  • ISBN: 1787433102
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 312
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Present day knowledge about public sector reforms in Asia is quite scattered and seldom focuses on the challenges of leadership. This book seeks to address this issue by presenting country cases that reflect the great diversity of the region.

Public Policy Transfer

Public Policy Transfer

Micro-Dynamics and Macro-Effects

  • Author: Magdaléna Hadjiisky,Leslie A. Pal,Christopher Walker
  • Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
  • ISBN: 1785368044
  • Category:
  • Page: 360
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Contemporary policy making is deeply influenced by the borrowing, transfer and diffusion of ideas and models from other countries, levels of government and supranational institutions. This is the first book to analyze comparatively the micro-dynamics of transfer across regions, contrasting policy fields, multiple levels of governance, and institutional actors. Grounded in original research by specialists in the field, it provides fresh and arresting insights into competition among transfer agents, resistances, local coalitions, translation, and policy learning. This empirical depth informs a reinvigorated and nuanced theoretical framework on global policy transfer processes.

The Routledge Handbook of Translation and Politics

The Routledge Handbook of Translation and Politics

  • Author: Jonathan Evans,Fruela Fernandez
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 131721949X
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 524
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The Routledge Handbook of Translation and Politics presents the first comprehensive, state of the art overview of the multiple ways in which ‘politics’ and ‘translation’ interact. Divided into four sections with thirty-three chapters written by a roster of international scholars, this handbook covers the translation of political ideas, the effects of political structures on translation and interpreting, the politics of translation and an array of case studies that range from the Classical Mediterranean to contemporary China. Considering established topics such as censorship, gender, translation under fascism, translators and interpreters at war, as well as emerging topics such as translation and development, the politics of localization, translation and interpreting in democratic movements, and the politics of translating popular music, the handbook offers a global and interdisciplinary introduction to the intersections between translation and interpreting studies and politics. With a substantial introduction and extensive bibliographies, this handbook is an indispensable resource for students and researchers of translation theory, politics and related areas.

Translation in the Public Sphere

Translation in the Public Sphere

  • Author: Sergey Tyulenev
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 3319783580
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 138
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This book brings together the study of translation with public sphere theory, in order to discuss social communication as it really happens. Through illuminating examples and case studies, translation is shown to be a mediating mechanism in all public debate conducted both within one society and between societies. The author offers a detailed discussion of the kinds of translation most relevant to public sphere communication and their properties. Throughout, he argues persuasively that it is impossible to study the public sphere without taking account of translation in it, and that the interaction between the public as a collective inevitably involves translation. Further, the author suggests new methodological approaches to studying not only translation in the public sphere but public debate itself as a kind of translation. Building on the achievements of both the public sphere scholarship and Translation Studies, this work fills a significant lacuna in existing literature and will set the agenda for future studies at the intersection of the two. It will provide an invaluable resource for scholars and students of the public sphere and translation, as well as academics in the broader fields of sociology, political science and communication.

Making Policy Move

Making Policy Move

Towards a Politics of Translation and Assemblage

  • Author: Clarke, John,Bainton, Dave,Noémi Lendvai,Paul Stubbs
  • Publisher: Policy Press
  • ISBN: 1447313364
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 224
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Written by key people in the field, this timely and accessible book argues that treating policy’s movement as an active process of ‘translation’, in which policies are interpreted, inflected and re-worked as they change location, is of critical importance for studying policy.

The Oxford Handbook of Crime and Public Policy

The Oxford Handbook of Crime and Public Policy

  • Author: Michael Tonry
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0199844658
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 640
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Much of the scholarly literature and principal books on criminal justice and crime control policy take the operations of the criminal justice system, the causes of crime and delinquency, theories about crime and justice, and crime prevention as the central topics for study and policy analysis. But law enforcement and public officials create policy responses to specific crimes, not broad categories of offenses. In order to develop the most effective policies, one needs to understand why particular crimes occur and what approaches might best prevent them or minimize the harm they cause. Taking this fresh perspective, The Oxford Handbook of Crime and Public Policy offers a comprehensive examination of crimes as public policy subjects. Michael Tonry, a leading authority on criminology, has brought together the most distinguished active scholars in the field to present a wide-ranging overview and analysis of violent and sexual crimes, property crimes, transactional crimes, transnational crimes, and crimes against morality. The crimes investigated range from often-discussed offenses (homicide, auto theft, sexual violence) to those that only recently began to receive attention (child abuse, domestic violence, environmental crimes); it includes new crimes (identity theft, cybercrime) as well as age-old crimes (drug abuse, gambling, prostitution). Written in a straightforward and accessible manner, each chapter explains why crimes happen, how often, and what we know about efforts to prevent or control them. Aimed at a wide audience of scholars, students, and policy makers, the Handbook is the definitive reference work on crimes and public policy responses to them.

Translating in Linguistically Diverse Societies

Translating in Linguistically Diverse Societies

Translation policy in the United Kingdom

  • Author: Gabriel González Núñez
  • Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing Company
  • ISBN: 9027266743
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 289
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This work is the first book-length treatment on translation policy. Nearly everywhere in the world, populations are multilingual and mobile; consequently, language policies developed by the authorities must include choices about the use or non-use of translation. This book recognizes that these choices (or the absence thereof) become policies of their own in terms of translation. It builds upon the work of scholars in the fields of translation studies and language planning and policy in order to develop a new theoretical perspective on translation policy. In essence, the book proposes that translation policy can be understood as the management, practice, and beliefs surrounding the use of translation. The book deals with these issues under European and international law and then explores such management, practice, and beliefs in the UK, as a case study. Ultimately, the reader can find a fuller appreciation of both the importance and complexity of translation policy.

The Routledge Handbook of Chinese Translation

The Routledge Handbook of Chinese Translation

  • Author: Chris Shei,Zhao-Ming Gao
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317383028
  • Category: Foreign Language Study
  • Page: 632
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The Routledge Handbook of Chinese Translation presents expert and new research in analysing and solving translation problems centred on the Chinese language in translation. The Handbook includes both a review of and a distinctive approach to key themes in Chinese translation, such as translatability and equivalence, extraction of collocation, and translation from parallel and comparable corpora. In doing so, it undertakes to synthesise existing knowledge in Chinese translation, develops new frameworks for analysing Chinese translation problems, and explains translation theory appropriate to the Chinese context. The Routledge Handbook of Chinese Translation is an essential reference work for advanced undergraduate and postgraduate students and scholars actively researching in this area.

The Oxford Handbook of Public Policy

The Oxford Handbook of Public Policy

  • Author: Michael Moran,Martin Rein,Robert E. Goodin
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0199548455
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 1000
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This is part of a ten volume set of reference books offering authoritative and engaging critical overviews of the state of political science. This work explores the business end of politics, where theory meets practice in the pursuit of public good.

Well-being for Public Policy

Well-being for Public Policy

  • Author: Ed Diener
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • ISBN: 0195334078
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 245
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In this volume, the authors explain the reasons why subjective indicators of well-being are needed. They describe how these indicators can offer useful input and provide examples of policy uses of well-being measures. The book then delves into objections to the use of subjective well-being indicators for policy purposes and discusses why these objections are not warranted. Finally, the book contains answers pertaining to the measures that are currently in use and describes the types of measures that are most likely to be valuable in the policy domain. At the most ambitious, even audacious, level, Well-Being for Public Policy has the potential of transforming society by making people and policy more concerned about well-being, and less concerned about economics and income. The existence of national measures of well-being would draw more interest to the rewarding and problem areas of life, and serve to give a broader focus to societal decisions. National accounts of well-being could reorient societies so that social values, the environment, enjoyable work, and physical and emotional health are given prominence along with economic development. This book is an invaluable treatise on current understanding of the complex relationship between well-being and public policy-- it will be of great interest to researchers in the fields of psychology and economics.

Indian Literature and the World

Indian Literature and the World

Multilingualism, Translation, and the Public Sphere

  • Author: Rossella Ciocca,Neelam Srivastava
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 113754550X
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 288
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This book is about the most vibrant yet under-studied aspects of Indian writing today. It examines multilingualism, current debates on postcolonial versus world literature, the impact of translation on an “Indian” literary canon, and Indian authors’ engagement with the public sphere. The essays cover political activism and the North-East Tribal novel; the role of work in the contemporary Indian fictional imaginary; history as felt and reconceived by the acclaimed Hindi author Krishna Sobti; Bombay fictions; the Dalit autobiography in translation and its problematic international success; development, ecocriticism and activist literature; casteism and access to literacy in the South; and gender and diaspora as dominant themes in writing from and about the subcontinent. Troubling Eurocentric genre distinctions and the split between citizen and subject, the collection approaches Indian literature from the perspective of its constant interactions between private and public narratives, thereby proposing a method of reading Indian texts that goes beyond their habitual postcolonial identifications as “national allegories”.

The Oxford Handbook of Canadian Politics

The Oxford Handbook of Canadian Politics

  • Author: John Courtney,David Smith
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 019533535X
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 558
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The Oxford Handbook of Canadian Politics provides a comprehensive overview of the transformation that has occurred in Canadian politics since it acheived autonomy nearly a century ago, examining the institutions and processes of Canadian government and politics at the local, provincial and federal levels. It analyzes all aspects of the Canadian political system: the courts, elections, political parties, Parliament, the constitution, fiscal and political federalism, the diffusion of policies between regions, and various aspects of public policy.

Public Policy in an Uncertain World

Public Policy in an Uncertain World

Analysis and Decisions

  • Author: Charles F. Manski
  • Publisher: Harvard University Press
  • ISBN: 0674067541
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 162
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Manski argues that public policy is based on untrustworthy analysis. Failing to account for uncertainty in an uncertain world, policy analysis routinely misleads policy makers with expressions of certitude. Manski critiques the status quo and offers an innovation to improve both how policy research is conducted and how it is used by policy makers.

Selective Incapacitation and Public Policy

Selective Incapacitation and Public Policy

Evaluating California's Imprisonment Crisis

  • Author: Kathleen Auerhahn
  • Publisher: SUNY Press
  • ISBN: 9780791457979
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 226
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Using cutting-edge methodologies, this book evaluates California's measures to protect the public from dangerous criminals.

Agendas, Alternatives, and Public Policies

Agendas, Alternatives, and Public Policies

  • Author: John W. Kingdon
  • Publisher: Addison-Wesley Longman
  • ISBN: 9780205000869
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 273
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"Includes a new epilogue: Health care reform in the Clinton and Obama Administrations"--P. [1] of cover.