Politics and Governance in the UK

Author: Michael Moran

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137365986

Category: Political Science

Page: 448

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This thoroughly revised third edition of a much praised, comprehensive text on British politics and governance takes into account developments up to and including the 2015 General Election and reflects on the recent upheavals in Britain's constitutional settlement.
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Citizenship and Belonging

Immigration and the Politics of Demographic Governance in Postwar Britain

Author: James Hampshire

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 9781403918185

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

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James Hampshire explores the politics of immigration in postwar Britain and shows how ideas of race, demography, and belonging intertwined to shape immigration policy. It is the first book to explain immigration in terms of the politics of demographic governance--how states manage and regulate their populations--and provides a much needed historical context to current debates. In addition, the book develops new perspectives on the ways in which racialized ideas influenced politics and policy-making.
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Internationale Organisationen

Author: Volker Rittberger,Bernhard Zangl,Andreas Kruck

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 353119514X

Category: Social Science

Page: 279

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Internationale Organisationen mit globaler oder regionaler Reichweite (z.B. UN, IWF, Weltbank, WTO, EU) spielen eine zunehmend wichtige Rolle bei der Schaffung und Implementierung von internationalen Normen und Regeln, mithin bei Global Governance. Die Sicherheit, das ökonomische Wohlergehen, der Schutz der Menschenrechte und die ökologischen Lebensbedingungen von Menschen weltweit werden von der Fähigkeit bzw. Unfähigkeit internationaler Organisationen, Kooperation und Regieren jenseits des Nationalstaates möglich zu machen und zu stabilisieren, beeinflusst. Das Lehrbuch will die Leserin bzw. den Leser daher theoretisch informiert und empirisch fundiert mit den Entstehungsbedingungen, der Entwicklung, Funktionsweise und den Tätigkeiten internationaler Organisationen vertraut machen. Es führt in die wichtigsten Theorien über internationale Organisationen ein und bietet einen historischen Überblick über internationale Organisationen in verschiedenen Politikfeldern. Das Lehrbuch analysiert ferner die Akteure, Strukturen und Prozesse, die die Entscheidungsfindung in internationalen Organisationen prägen. Schließlich werden die Tätigkeiten eines breiten Spektrums internationaler Organisationen und deren Beitrag zur kooperativen Bearbeitung grenzüberschreitender Probleme in den Sachbereichen „Sicherheit“, „Wirtschaft“, „Umwelt“ und „Menschenrechte“ untersucht.
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Understanding US/UK Government and Politics

A Comparative Guide

Author: Duncan Watts

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 9780719067211

Category: Political Science

Page: 333

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The book begins by examining the setting against which government and politics operates in Britain and the US, noting aspects of the history and social structure of each country before exploring the concept of political culture. The underlying ideals and values of British and American people are compared and the book goes on to analyse the constitution before considering the executive, legislative and judicial branches of government in detail. In addition, the nature of American federalism and moves towards federal devolution in the UK are assessed. Political parties, the media and elections, pressure groups and voting are all extensively covered, with some concluding thoughts on the current condition of democracy in Britain and the US.
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Everyday Life in British Government

Author: R. A. W. Rhodes

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199601143

Category: Political Science

Page: 349

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In his fascinating, new piece of political anthropology, Rod Rhodes uncovers exactly how the British political elite thinks and acts.
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Markets and Medicine

The Politics of Health Care Reform in Britain, Germany, and the United States

Author: Susan Giaimo

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

ISBN: 9780472023523

Category: Medical

Page: 328

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Are advanced industrialized countries converging on a market response to reform their systems of social protection? By comparing the health care reform experiences of Britain, Germany, and the United States in the 1990s, Susan Giaimo explores how countries pursue diverse policy responses and how such variations reflect distinctive institutions, actors, and reform politics in each country. In Britain, the Thatcher government's plan to inject a market into the state-administered national health service resulted in a circumscribed experiment orchestrated from above. In Germany, the Kohl government sought to repair defects in the corporatist arrangement with doctors and insurers, thus limiting the market experiment and designing it to enhance the solidarity of the national health insurance system. In the United States, private market actors foiled Clinton's bid to expand the federal government's role in the private health care system through managed competition and national insurance. But market reform continued, albeit led by private employers and with government officials playing a reactive role. Actors and institutions surrounding the existing health care settlement in each country created particular reform politics that either militated against or fostered the deployment of competition. The finding that major transformations are occurring in private as well as public systems of social protection suggests that studies of social policy change expand their focus beyond statutory welfare state programs. The book will interest political scientists and policymakers concerned with welfare state reform in advanced industrial societies; social scientists interested in the changing balance among state, market, and societal interests in governance; and health policy researchers, health policymakers, and health care professionals. Susan Giaimo is an independent scholar. She completed her Ph.D. in Political Science at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She also earned an MSc in Politics from the London School of Economics and Political Science, with the Politics and Government of Western Europe as the branch of study. After completing her doctorate, she was a postdoctoral fellow in the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Scholars in Health Policy Research Program, University of California at Berkeley, and the Robert Bosch Foundation Scholars Program in Comparative Public Policy and Comparative Institutions, American Institute for Contemporary German Studies, Johns Hopkins University. She taught in the Political Science Department at Massachusetts Institute of Technology for five years. During that period she won the Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics Founder's Prize for "Adapting the Welfare State: The Case of Health Care Reform in Britain, Germany, and the United States," a paper she coauthored with Philip Manow. She has also worked for health maintenance organizations (HMOs) and medical practices in the United States.
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Quangos, Accountability and Reform

The Politics of Quasi-Government

Author: Martin V. Flinders,Matthew V. Flinders

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9780333724880

Category: Political Science

Page: 216

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Challenges the debate which portrays quangos as undemocratic. Contributions by practitioners, politicians and academics recognize the pitfalls and potential offered by these bodies, and illuminate a new perspective on the debate which highlights the democratic possibilities of quangos.
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Europeanization and Multilevel Governance

Cohesion Policy in the European Union and Britain

Author: Ian Bache

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780742541337

Category: Political Science

Page: 193

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THE NOT MURDER MURDERSBack in 2000 a man and a woman -wealthy, healthy, happily married, many plans for the future, anticipating the birth of their first grandchild- commit suicide.A decade later their daughter wants Joe Torio to find out why.Then on Halloween night the smartest most brilliant cadet Soldier Heights Military Academy ever saw apparently blew off his very hot date and, all alone in his barracks room, filled himself with cocaine then strangled himself with his own officer's sash and died.The current owner of the school, Julia Powers, wants Joe Torio to find out why.Having had his badge taken from him, Joe sees what he can do as a high school English teacher.ROPE is book one of ROPE PAPER SCISSORS. the third mystery in the Joe Torio Series by award winning author Barry B. Longyear.
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Models of Local Governance

Public Opinion and Political Theory in Britain

Author: W. Miller,M. Dickson,G. Stoker

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1403920117

Category: Political Science

Page: 270

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From 1979 to 1997 Britain was a laboratory for experiments in local governance as the control and delivery of local services was switched from elected councils to appointed boards (quangos), private companies or self-management. This book is about four models of local governance: the traditional 'localist' model, the New Right's 'individual' model, the New Left's 'mobilisation' model, and government's own 'centralist' model. It tests them against public opinion as expressed in 2203 interviews with ordinary citizens, 788 with councillors, and 902 with members of appointed boards.
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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Politics and International Relations

Author: Garrett W Brown,Iain McLean,Alistair McMillan

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0192545841

Category: Political Science

Page: 640

View: 9805

This bestselling dictionary contains over 1,700 entries on all aspects of politics and international relations. Written by a leading team of political scientists, it embraces the multi-disciplinary spectrum of political theory including political thinkers, history, institutions, theories, and schools of thought, as well as notable current affairs that have shaped attitudes to politics. Fully updated for its fourth edition, the dictionary has had its coverage of international relations heavily revised and expanded, reflected in its title change, and it includes a wealth of new material in areas such as international institutions, peace building, human security, security studies, global governance, and open economy politics. It also incorporates recommended web links that can be accessed via a regularly checked and updated companion website, ensuring that the links remain relevant. The dictionary is international in its coverage and will prove invaluable to students and academics studying politics and related disciplines, as well as politicians, journalists, and the general reader seeking clarification of political terms.
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Cameron and the Conservatives

The Transition to Coalition Government

Author: T. Heppell,D. Seawright

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230367488

Category: Political Science

Page: 268

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Specialists in Conservative Party politics examine the effectiveness of the Cameron led coalition. The contributors examine Cameron as leader and Prime Minister; the Conservatives' modernisation strategy; the level of ideological coherence in 'liberal conservatism'; and the impact of the coalition on a range of policy areas and on 'New' Labour.
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Critical Elections

British Parties and Voters in Long-term Perspective

Author: Geoffrey Evans,Pippa Norris

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780761960201

Category: Political Science

Page: 310

View: 2037

Did Labour's landslide victory in 1997 mark a critical watershed in British party politics? Did the radical break with 18 years of Conservative rule reflect a fundamental change in the social and ideological basis of British voting behaviour? Critical Elections brings together leading scholars of parties, elections and voting behaviour to provide the first systematic overview of long-term change in British electoral politics.
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The Oxford Handbook of Political Leadership

Author: Paul 't Hart

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199653887

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 772

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Political leadership has returned to the forefront of research in political science in recent years, after several years of neglect. This Handbook provides a broad-ranging and cohesive examination of the study of political leadership.
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Law and Government in England during the Long Eighteenth Century

From Consent to Command

Author: D. Lemmings

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230354408

Category: Political Science

Page: 269

View: 649

Over the long eighteenth century English governance was transformed by large adjustments to the legal instruments and processes of power. This book documents and analyzes these shifts and focuses upon the changing relations between legal authority and the English people.
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Local Government in the United Kingdom

Author: David Wilson,Chris Game

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 0230356672

Category: Political Science

Page: 464

View: 4778

During its 13 years of office, Labour's modernization agenda transformed the world of UK local government. Amidst a starkly altered political and economic climate the coalition government formed in 2010 pledged to implement equally radical changes to the system. Taking account of the coalition's programme for government and its first round of spending cuts, the completely revised and updated fifth edition of this popular and established text is timed to take full advantage of this historic juncture. David Wilson and Chris Game provide readers with systematic coverage of the UK's local government. The book examines its defining features, its history, changing structure, operations, functions, financing, and its relations with central government. The fifth edition gives additional emphasis to local government in the devolved regions of the UK, and provides more extensive analysis of centre-local government relations. The authors deliver a thorough critique of Labour's third term in office. Looking ahead, the book anticipates the future of local government under the coalition government. Two themes look likely to dominate policy making: decentralization and cuts to public spending. With its clear, accessible, non-technical style and popular illustrations, Local Government in the United Kingdom will be essential reading for students, practitioners, and anyone with an interest in local politics.
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Neighbourhood planning

Author: Nick Gallent,Steve Robinson

Publisher: Policy Press

ISBN: 1447300076

Category: Social Science

Page: 217

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Neighbourhood Planning offers a critical analysis of community-based planning activity in England, framed within a broader view of collaborative rationality and its limits
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Contesting Rurality

Politics in the British Countryside

Author: Michael Woods

Publisher: Gower Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 9780754630258

Category: Political Science

Page: 209

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This book provides an overview of the contemporary politics of the British countryside. It argues that we are witnessing not so much a rural politics, but a 'politics of the rural' in which the definition and representation of rurality itself has become the key focus of conflict.
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Transparency in Politics and the Media

Accountability and Open Government

Author: Nigel Bowles,James T Hamilton,David Levy

Publisher: I.B.Tauris

ISBN: 1780766769

Category: Political Science

Page: 272

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Increasingly governments around the world are experimenting with initiatives in transparency or 'open government'. These involve a variety of measures including the announcement of more user-friendly government websites, greater access to government data, the extension of freedom of information legislation and broader attempts to involve the public in government decision making. However, the role of the media in these initiatives has not hitherto been examined. This volume analyses the challenges and opportunities presented to journalists as they attempt to hold governments accountable in an era of professed transparency. In examining how transparency and open government initiatives have affected the accountability role of the press in the US and the UK, it also explores how policies in these two countries could change in the future to help journalists hold governments more accountable. This volume will be essential reading for all practising journalists, for students of journalism or politics, and for policymakers.
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The Government and Politics of the European Union

Author: Neill Nugent

Publisher: Palgrave

ISBN: 9781137454089

Category: Political Science

Page: 512

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A systematically updated and revised new edition of the leading text on the European Union. Combining authoritative coverage with student-friendly design and features, the eighth edition is brought fully up to date with recent developments in the EU, including the ongoing fallout from the eurozone crisis.
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The Political Uses of Expert Knowledge

Immigration Policy and Social Research

Author: Christina Boswell

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139477611

Category: Political Science

Page: N.A

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Why do politicians and civil servants commission research and what use do they make of it in policymaking? The received wisdom is that research contributes to improving government policy. Christina Boswell challenges this view, arguing that policymakers are just as likely to value expert knowledge for two alternative reasons: as a way of lending authority to their preferences; or to signal their capacity to make sound decisions. Boswell develops a compelling new theory of the role of knowledge in policy, showing how policymakers use research to establish authority in contentious and risky areas of policy. She illustrates her argument with an analysis of European immigration policies, charting the ways in which expertise becomes a resource for lending credibility to controversial claims, underpinning high-risk decisions or bolstering the credibility of government agencies.
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