By Alexander Betts
This is a concise and entire advent to either the realm of refugees and the UN association that protects and assists them. Written via specialists within the box, this can be one of many only a few books that hint the connection among kingdom pursuits, international politics, and the paintings of the United international locations excessive Commissioner for Refugees’ (UNHCR). Looking forward into the twenty-first century, the authors define how the altering nature of clash and displacement poses UNHCR with a brand new array of demanding situations and the way there exists a primary pressure among the UN’s human rights schedule of defending refugees fleeing clash and persecution and the protection, political and financial pursuits of states round the world. Key issues mentioned comprise: The UNHCR as an actor in international politics when you consider that 1950 Refugee definition and safeguard tools New challenges to the UNHCR's mandate Institutional strengths and weaknesses Asylum crises within the worldwide North and international South Protracted refugee events and internally displaced people Key criticisms and carrying on with relevance of the UNHCR.
By Gøsta Esping-Andersen, Marino Regini
Europe's mass unemployment and the decision for broad exertions industry de-regulation have, maybe greater than the other modern factor, impassioned political debate and educational study. With contributions from economists, political scientists and sociologists, Why decontrol Labour Markets? takes a troublesome examine the empirical connections among unemployment and law in Europe this day, using either in-depth kingdom analyses and broader-based foreign comparisons.
By Rolf G. Heinze
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.
By Sabine Kuhlmann, Geert Bouckaert
This ebook compares the trajectories and results of neighborhood public zone reform in Europe and fills a study hole that has existed to date in comparative public management and native executive reviews. in keeping with the result of fee examine entitled, ‘Local Public quarter Reforms: a world Comparison’, this quantity takes a European-scale strategy, interpreting neighborhood govt in 28 nations. neighborhood executive has been the main heavily tormented by the continually increasing international monetary drawback and austerity regulations in a few nations, and is experiencing a interval of elevated reform job therefore. This publication 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 carried out ‘other-than-NPM measures’, akin to territorial reforms and democratic suggestions.
By Lisa J. Servon
Bridging the electronic Divide investigates difficulties of unequal entry to details expertise. the writer redefines this challenge, examines its severity, and lays out what the long run implications may be if the electronic divide maintains to exist.
- Examines unequal entry to info know-how within the United States.
- Analyses the good fortune or failure of rules designed to handle the electronic divide.
- Draws on huge fieldwork in different US cities.
- Makes strategies for destiny public policy.
- Series editor: Manuel Castells.
By Peter C. Smith
The use of formulae has turn into common in recent times throughout such a lot constructed international locations. within the united kingdom, a conservative estimate is that every year £150 billion of public provider expenditure is shipped utilizing formulae, in providers resembling well-being care, neighborhood govt, social defense and better schooling. This e-book bargains a finished creation to the idea and perform underlying using such formulae as a foundation for investment public companies.
The philosophy, layout and financial outcomes of investment formulae became key coverage matters all over the world. notwithstanding, until now, there has been no text which brings jointly the commercial, statistical and political matters underlying formulation investment. This key book fills that gap.
Written by a leading foreign specialist at the layout of investment formulae, this significant book includes empirical facts from various nations and should be a necessary source for all these fascinated by this field.
By Andrew Gamble, John Parkinson, Gavin Kelly
This number of essays through a individual workforce of authors drawn from quite a few disciplines seeks to construct at the insights of the commercial research of corporation legislations and expand knowing through studying the corporate in a much broader old, criminal, political, and sociological context. matters mentioned contain the attitudes of political events within the united kingdom to the corporate, the increase of the non-executive director, and the evolution of the nexus of contracts thought of the corporate. there's a robust comparative subject matter, with discussions of the political and sociological context of company governance in France, Germany, and Japan, including advancements on the ecu point.
By Noralv Veggeland
"Taming the Regulatory kingdom" inclusively analyses the regulatory top-down regimes which are now having their day of dominance. This publication bargains an account of the inherent vulnerability of the regulatory country. The implementation of guidelines has been taken over by way of technocratic, 'unelected' actors, and the most important political and moral concerns are frequently missed during this regulatory governance paradigm. One amazing case that exposes those underlying tensions is the task of the state-run overseas funding money. The e-book units the Norwegian Pension Fund - international (formerly the Norwegian Petroleum Fund) into this context and indicates how the try and keep an eye on via moral instructions is an illuminating instance of an attempt, even though imperfect, to restore ethics.
By Rachel Cooper, Graeme Evans, Christopher Boyko
This e-book deals sensible options to reaching sustainable city layout and improvement, and is helping designers converse those ideas successfully to planners, builders and coverage makers.
Addressing sustainability matters when it comes to the layout and making plans of the city setting is a posh, multi-disciplinary factor and options by no means arrive from a unmarried standpoint. The authors use layout as a facilitating issue to think about while and by means of whom judgements that give a contribution to sustainability are made, and during 3 significant city-centre case experiences - London, Manchester and Sheffield – they think about social, environmental and fiscal components and look at their dating to the decision-making process.
Designing Sustainable Cities starts by means of picking out the most important procedures and lead decision-makers. the next chapters enhance an figuring out of the size of sustainability, providing the instruments through which the size may be analysed. Later chapters illustrate the trade-offs and the relationships among the scale of sustainability - with case research examples - in addition to using IT in making layout judgements. ultimately, the publication makes ideas for destiny methods to the layout, improvement and on-going administration of city environments.
Designing Sustainable Cities covers:* most recent learn info at the city atmosphere and the interplay among social, fiscal and environmental matters* tools of realizing the context within which city layout happens* counsel at the codes of perform* method maps to assist comprehend the context, make trade-offs and strengthen layout recommendations that let for swap* equipment for trying out the results of layout proposals and tracking results.