Author: J. A. Chandler
Publisher: Dartmouth Publishing Group
Category: Business & Economics
View: 7841The Citizen's Charter has been described as John Major's big idea and despite its detractors, has been implemented in a wide range of public sector organisations. These include the Health Service, the rail industry, education, social security and local government. The application of the charters should, in theory, revolutionise service delivery and ensure that public services are sensitive to the needs of citizens.This study presents chapters by distinguished academic authors that evaluate the general philosophy of the Citizen's Charter and analyze its application to a number of specific services. The study will, therefore, consider whether the initiative was primarily concerned to benefit the citizen or to achieve cost cutting or greater central control in the public sector. There are few studies of this significant initiative currently available and this study will, therefore, cover a serious gap in the literature on public administration and management.
Looking Back from the New Normal
Author: Peter J. McCormick
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
Category: Political Science
View: 1218The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms became an entrenched part of the Canadian Constitution on April 17, 1982. The Charter represented a significant change in Canadian constitutional order and carried the courts, and the Supreme Court in particular, decisively into some of the biggest controversies in Canadian politics. Although the impact of the Charter on Canadian law and society was profound, a new status quo has been established. Even though there will be future Charter surprises and decisions that will claim news headlines, Peter J. McCormick argues that these cases will be occasional rather than frequent, and that the Charter "revolution" is over. Or, as he puts it in his introduction, "I will tell a story about the Charter, about the big ripples that have gradually but steadily died away such that the surface of the pond is now almost smooth." The End of the Charter Revolution explores the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, beginning with a general historical background, followed by a survey of the significant changes brought about as Charter decisions were made. The book addresses a series of specific cases made before the Dickson, Lamer, and McLachlin Courts, and then provides empirical data to support the argument that the Charter revolution has ended. The Supreme Court has without question become "a national institution of the first order," but even though the Charter is a large part of why this has happened, it is not Charter decisions that will showcase the exercise of this power in the future.
Author: Chris Willett
Publisher: Blackstone Pr
View: 8888A text which looks at the role of the Citizen's Charter in the much changed public sector. This sector in which "government by contract", compulsory competitive tendering, Next Step agencies, and audit have a very significant role to play. In addition to this there is the concept of the Citizen's Charter, intended to set standards for service delivery and to hold suppliers to account when those standards are not met. It cuts across traditional boundaries, looking at theories of citizenship and considering the Charter from consumerist, constitutional, criminal justice and access to justice perspectives. The text provides a theoretical discussion of some of the questions raised by the new structures and ideas that regulate the new public sector. Intended for students and academics alike. The series aims to foster the established commitment of the University of Warwick to the contextual study of law.
Author: Michael Harris,Martin Partington
Publisher: Hart Publishing
View: 6095The new millennium provides an opportunity for the reappraisal of the British system of administrative justice; this volume presents and indispensable repository of the ideas needed to understand how that system should develop over the coming years. This book contains revised versions of the papers given at the International Conference on Administrative Justice held in Bristol in 1997. Forty yeaars after the publication of the Franks Committee report on Tribunals and Inquires, the conference reflected on developments since then and sought to provoke degate aBout how the future might unfold. Among the themes addressed in the papers are: the effect of the changing nature of the state on current institutions; human rights and administrative justice; the relationship between decision taking, riviews of decisions, and the adjudication of appeals; and the overview of administrative justice, taking into account lessons from abroad.
Author: Christopher Wilson
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Category: Political Science
View: 543This book covers the A/S level government and politics syllabuses offered by the main examination boards in the UK. Written in clear, accessible, easy to understanding language, with checklists, bullet points, chapter summaries, boxes and charts, revision notes and sample examination questions, as well as further sources of information, in both written form and on the web, it covers everything from the electoral system and parties to the EU and constitutional reform.
Towards a Politics of Compromise
Author: Richard Bellamy
Category: Political Science
View: 1237In Liberalism and Pluralism the author explores the challenges conflicting values, interests and identities pose to liberal democracy. Richard Bellamy illustrates his criticism and proposals by reference to such topical issues as the citizens charter, constitutional reform, the Rushdie affair and the development of the European Union.
National Socialism in Canada
Author: Jonathan F. Wagner
Publisher: Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press
View: 2704During the years 1933 to 1939, a pro-Nazi movement developed in Canada. With the support of the German National Socialist Party, Canadian pro-Nazi institutions were formed: clubs, rallies, schools, and newspapers. The movement ended in failure. The author analyzes the reasons for the formation and decline of the National Socialist Party in Canada, describing in the process the general characteristics of the German community in Canada, the extent of Nazi activity in this country, and the influence of the Canadian environment on the movement. The book, well researched and carefully documented, is an original contribution to Canadian history of the 1930s.
Containing a Succinct Account of the Constitution, Privileges, Powers, Revenues, and Expenditure of Each Corporation : Together with Details Shewing the Practical Working of the Corporate System in Each Borough of City, and Any Defects Or Abuses which May Have Been Found to Exist ; in Two Volumes
Author: Alexander James Edmund Cockburn
Author: Daniel Tröhler,Thomas S. Popkewitz,David F. Labaree
View: 3262This book is a comparative history that explores the social, cultural, and political formation of the modern nation through the construction of public schooling. It asks how modern school systems arose in a variety of different republics and non-republics across four continents during the period from the late eighteenth century to the early twentieth century. The authors begin with the republican preoccupation with civic virtue – the need to overcome self-interest in order to take up the common interest – which requires a form of education that can produce individuals who are capable of self-guided rational action for the public good. They then ask how these educational preoccupations led to the emergence of modern school systems in a disparate array of national contexts, even those that were not republican. By examining historical changes in republicanism across time and space, the authors explore central epistemologies that connect the modern individual to community and citizenship through the medium of schooling. Ideas of the individual were reformulated in the nineteenth century in reaction to new ideas about justice, social order, and progress, and the organization and pedagogy of the school turned these changes into a way to transform the self into the citizen.
Author: Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) Staff
Publisher: National Archives and Records Administration
Category: Administrative law
View: 5121The Code of Federal Regulations is the codification of the general and permanent rules published in the Federal Register by the executive departments and agencies of the Federal Government.