Handbook of Governance in Small States

Handbook of Governance in Small States

This volume covers a wide spectrum of governance issues relating to small states in a global context.

Author: Lino Briguglio

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429590122

Category: Political Science

Page: 430

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This volume covers a wide spectrum of governance issues relating to small states in a global context. While different definitions of governance are given in the chapters, most authors associate governance with the setting and implementation of policies aimed at managing a country or territory, and with the related institutional structures and interventions by political actors. Generally, good governance is associated with concepts such as policy effectiveness, accountability, transparency, control of corruption, encouragement of citizens’ voice and gender equality—factors which are, in turn, linked with democracy. What emerges from the book is that the societies of small states are being re-shaped by various forces outside their control, including the globalization process and climate change, rendering their governance ever more complex. These problems are not solely faced by small states, but small country size tends to lead to a higher degree of exposure to external factors. The chapters are grouped into four sections broadly covering political, environmental, social and economic governance. Governance is influenced by many, often intertwined, factors; the division of the book into four parts therefore does not detract from the fact that governance is multifaceted, and such division was based on the primary focus of each particular study and its main disciplinary background. The expert authors have, moreover, used a variety of approaches in the studies, the subject of small states being well suited to scholarly work from different disciplines using qualitative, quantitative and mixed approaches to arrive at useful conclusions.
Categories: Political Science

Handbook of Governance in Small States

Handbook of Governance in Small States

This volume covers a wide spectrum of governance issues relating to small states in a global context.

Author: Wouter Veenendaal

Publisher:

ISBN: 0367183994

Category: States, Small

Page: 450

View: 923

This volume covers a wide spectrum of governance issues relating to small states in a global context. While different definitions of governance are given in the chapters, most authors associate governance with the setting and implementation of policies aimed at managing a country or territory, and with the related institutional structures and interventions by political actors. Generally, good governance is associated with concepts such as policy effectiveness, accountability, transparency, control of corruption, encouragement of citizens' voice and gender equality-factors which are, in turn, linked with democracy. What emerges from the book is that the societies of small states are being re-shaped by various forces outside their control, including the globalization process and climate change, rendering their governance ever more complex. These problems are not solely faced by small states, but small country size tends to lead to a higher degree of exposure to external factors. The chapters are grouped into four sections broadly covering political, environmental, social and economic governance. Governance is influenced by many, often intertwined, factors; the division of the book into four parts therefore does not detract from the fact that governance is multifaceted, and such division was based on the primary focus of each particular study and its main disciplinary background. The expert authors have, moreover, used a variety of approaches in the studies, the subject of small states being well suited to scholarly work from different disciplines using qualitative, quantitative and mixed approaches to arrive at useful conclusions.
Categories: States, Small

Sub National Governance in Small States

Sub National Governance in Small States

Public Governance in Small States: From Paradoxes to Research Agenda. In A. Massey (Ed.), A Research Agenda for Public ... In E. Schoburgh & R. Ryan (Eds.), Handbook of Research on Sub-National Governance and Development (pp. 1–33).

Author: Eva Marín Hlynsdóttir

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030515522

Category: Political Science

Page: 122

View: 912

This book explores the development of subnational government in small states, using Iceland as a model and comparing it with small states of similar population size as well as those with larger populations. The book examines subnational government from the perspective of small state theory, providing a comprehensive overview of the basic data on subnational government for all small states with between 100,000 and 1 million inhabitants. It presents Iceland as a model for decentralization in small states, providing detailed information on the country’s organization at the subnational level, and highlighting the advantages and disadvantages of decentralizing tasks from central to subnational government. Demonstrating the difference population size makes when it comes to successfully decentralizing tasks to subnational governments, this book is intended for scholars, students and practitioners alike.
Categories: Political Science

Handbook of Small States

Handbook of Small States

... 426–429, 426n7; GDP of small states and 428; R&D intensity and 427 tourism: global value chains and 32; ... openness, economic volatility and 43–44; openness and governance, small states classified by degrees of 49; small stales, ...

Author: Lino Briguglio

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351181822

Category: Political Science

Page: 628

View: 537

This handbook covers a wide spectrum of issues relating to small states. Chapters in the volume have been grouped under the three main themes of economic, social and environmental issues. The economics sections include chapters dealing with trade, finance and regulatory frameworks, while the social theme covers health, migration, population ageing, as well as overall social wellbeing. The environmental theme examines matters such as measuring environmental performance, natural disasters, the ocean economy, and the validity of the Sustainable Development Goals. One major issue is the definition of small states. As this volume demonstrates, generally speaking, population is used to measure country size in the literature. However, it clearly emerges that there is no real consensus as to the population cut-off point that distinguishes small states from large ones. While the approaches taken by the authors vary, in all cases the chapters draw practical policy implications for small states. The book can therefore be considered as a wide-ranging depositary of information on small states with the aim of deriving policy prescriptions, and thus as an excellent resource for academics, students and policymakers.
Categories: Political Science

Handbook on the Politics of Small States

Handbook on the Politics of Small States

Although the financial and material resources of small states are usually also limited, their key constraint from a governance perspective is the shortage of human resources and the special social 'ecology' that comes with it (Sarapuu, ...

Author: Godfrey Baldacchinoel

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 9781788112932

Category: Political Science

Page: 448

View: 259

Comprehensive and timely, this Handbook identifies the key characteristics, challenges and opportunities involved in the politics of small states across the globe today. Acknowledging the historical legacies behind these states, the chapters unpack the costs and benefits of different political models for small states.
Categories: Political Science

The Oxford Handbook of Modern Diplomacy

The Oxford Handbook of Modern Diplomacy

The Oxford Handbook of Modern Diplomacy is an authoritative reference tool for those studying and practicing modern diplomacy. It provides an up-to-date compendium of the latest developments in the field.

Author: Andrew F. Cooper

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780191652622

Category: Political Science

Page: 992

View: 293

At a time when diplomatic practices and the demands imposed on diplomats are changing quite radically, and many foreign ministries feel they are being left behind, there is a need to understand the various forces that are affecting the profession. Diplomacy remains a salient activity in today's world in which the basic authoritative actor is still the state. At the same time, in some respects the practice of diplomacy is undergoing significant, even radical, changes to the context, tools, actors and domain of the trade. These changes spring from the changing nature of the state, the changing nature of the world order, and the interplay between them. One way of describing this is to say that we are seeing increased interaction between two forms of diplomacy, 'club diplomacy' and 'network diplomacy'. The former is based on a small number of players, a highly hierarchical structure, based largely on written communication and on low transparency; the latter is based on a much larger number of players (particularly of civil society), a flatter structure, a more significant oral component, and greater transparency. The Oxford Handbook of Modern Diplomacy is an authoritative reference tool for those studying and practicing modern diplomacy. It provides an up-to-date compendium of the latest developments in the field. Written by practitioners and scholars, the Handbook describes the elements of constancy and continuity and the changes that are affecting diplomacy. The Handbook goes further and gives insight to where the profession is headed in the future. Co-edited by three distinguished academics and former practitioners, the Handbook provides comprehensive analysis and description of the state of diplomacy in the 21st Century and is an essential resource for diplomats, practitioners and academics.
Categories: Political Science

Global Environmental Governance and Small States

Global Environmental Governance and Small States

Intergovernmental organizations, socialization, and member-state interest convergence. International Organization, 61 ... The Oxford Handbook of International Environmental Law, Oxford, New York, Oxford University Press. Brand, U. 2016.

Author: Michelle Scobie

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 9781786437273

Category:

Page: 224

View: 572

Global Environmental Governance gives the perspectives of small states on some of the most important issues of the anthropocene, from trade, climate change and energy security to tourism, marine governance, and heritage. Providing an in depth analysis of global environmental governance and its impact on Caribbean small island developing states (SIDS) Michelle Scobie explores which dynamics and contexts influence current policy and future environmental outcomes for one of the most biodiverse regions of the planet.
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E Governance in Small States

E Governance in Small States

The framework proposed in this handbook aims to offer a set of guidelines for e-governance strategists, ... The introduction of e-governance in small states requires a set of guidelines that cater to the specific needs of these ...

Author: Anthony Ming

Publisher: Commonwealth Secretariat

ISBN: 9781849291026

Category: Political Science

Page: 134

View: 154

This book seeks to inform small state policy-makers of the conditions and processes involved in the planning and execution of e-Government projects.
Categories: Political Science

The Governance of Small States in Turbulent Times

The Governance of Small States in Turbulent Times

Small States in World Markets: Industrial Policy in ... Katzenstein, Peter J. (2003): Small States and Small States Revisited, New Political Economy, . 8:9-30. ... (2010): The Oxford Handbook of Local and Regional Democracy in Europe.

Author: Harald Baldersheim

Publisher: Verlag Barbara Budrich

ISBN: 9783847404842

Category: Political Science

Page: 269

View: 946

What is special about small states? How do they adapt their policies and patterns of governance to meet turbulent times such as a new security environment and the international financial crisis? Answers to these and further questions are provided by experts. What are the constraints on and opportunities of governance of small states in an interdependent and increasingly turbulent global setting? How do small states deal with radical changes in the international environment? What is the role of political institutions in facilitating and constraining policy responses to a rapidly changing international environment? How can political leadership contribute to stability in times of change? This book seeks to answer these questions by taking a comparative perspective on the processes of change and adaptation in the governance of Norway and Slovakia. These two small European states with highly open economies have been exposed to the same set of global turbulences related to post Cold War changes in the security environment and the global financial crisis; they are also facing internal challenges that spring from rapidly rising expectations while demographic shifts put pressure on their welfare systems. Their governance structures and processes are informed by their different political-administrative cultures, different history and levels of stability of democratic governance structures and, indeed, by their different modes of attachment to the European Union and other regional integration frameworks. These differences and a comparative approach in exploring the questions raised above can shed light not only on the specific forms of adaptation of governance structures in two small European states, but also generate insights into the role of integration structures in facilitating and constraining change.
Categories: Political Science

Handbook of Small States

Handbook of Small States

This handbook covers a wide spectrum of issues relating to small states. Chapters in the volume have been grouped under the three main themes of economic, social and environmental issues.

Author: Lino Briguglio

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351181839

Category: Political Science

Page: 628

View: 638

This handbook covers a wide spectrum of issues relating to small states. Chapters in the volume have been grouped under the three main themes of economic, social and environmental issues. The economics sections include chapters dealing with trade, finance and regulatory frameworks, while the social theme covers health, migration, population ageing, as well as overall social wellbeing. The environmental theme examines matters such as measuring environmental performance, natural disasters, the ocean economy, and the validity of the Sustainable Development Goals. One major issue is the definition of small states. As this volume demonstrates, generally speaking, population is used to measure country size in the literature. However, it clearly emerges that there is no real consensus as to the population cut-off point that distinguishes small states from large ones. While the approaches taken by the authors vary, in all cases the chapters draw practical policy implications for small states. The book can therefore be considered as a wide-ranging depositary of information on small states with the aim of deriving policy prescriptions, and thus as an excellent resource for academics, students and policymakers.
Categories: Political Science

The SAGE Handbook of Diplomacy

The SAGE Handbook of Diplomacy

Membership of bodies such as the UN and the EU does, however, provide small states with an opportunity to influence ... To summarise: small state success depends both on external diplomacy and internal governance, although theory so far ...

Author: Costas M. Constantinou

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781473959156

Category: Political Science

Page: 722

View: 561

The SAGE Handbook of Diplomacy provides a major thematic overview of Diplomacy and its study that is theoretically and historically informed and in sync with the current and future needs of diplomatic practice . Original contributions from a brilliant team of global experts are organised into four thematic sections: Section One: Diplomatic Concepts & Theories Section Two: Diplomatic Institutions Section Three: Diplomatic Relations Section Four: Types of Diplomatic Engagement
Categories: Political Science

Small States and the European Migrant Crisis

Small States and the European Migrant Crisis

Small States and Bureaucracy: Challenges for Public Administration. ... Public Governance in Small States: From Paradoxes to Research Agenda. ... In G. Baldacchino & A. Wivel (Eds.), Handbook of the Politics of Small States.

Author: Tómas Joensen

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030662035

Category: Electronic books

Page: 293

View: 770

This edited book examines the experience of small states in Europe during the 2015-2016 migration crisis. The contributions highlight the challenges small states and the European Union faced in addressing the massive irregular flow of migrants and refugees into Europe and the Schengen Area. Small states adopted a number of coping strategies and proved relatively effective in navigating the storm they faced. Externally they pursued strategies of shelter-seeking, hiding, hedging and norm entrepreneurship, while domestically they tended to securitize migration and to pursue scapegoating by blaming the EU and other states for the nature and magnitude of the crisis. During this crisis management, their small administrations proved resilient and flexible in their responses, despite suffering from limited resources and being subject to the shifting preferences of stronger actors. This book shows that independent of whether we view the migration crisis as a crisis for the European Union or Europe as a whole, or how we interpret the intensity and severity of the crisis, this was a crisis for small states in Europe. The crisis disrupted the liberal and institutionalized order upon which small states in the region had increasingly based their policies and influence for more than 60 years. Tómas Joensen is Researcher and Program Manager at the Centre for Small State Studies, Institute of International Affairs, University of Iceland Ian Taylor is Professor of International Relations and African Political Economy at the University of St. Andrews, Scotland, UK.
Categories: Electronic books

Commonwealth Governance Handbook 2013 14

Commonwealth Governance Handbook 2013 14

This edition covers: * Challenges facing Commonwealth regions and small states * Political - administrative and state - civil society relations * Leadership, innovation and technology in the public sector * Women in political leadership * ...

Author: Andrew Robertson

Publisher:

ISBN: 1908609095

Category: Political Science

Page: 328

View: 205

Commonwealth Governance Handbook is the comprehensive guide to public sector reform and innovation in the Commonwealth.The Commonwealth Secretariat promotes 'effective, efficient and equitable public governance in member countries': a scope of work bridging the defining Commonwealth pillars of democracy, development and diversity. Commonwealth Governance Handbook brings together Secretariat perspectives with those of partners in government; professional networks; regional and intergovernmental agencies; multi-stakeholder partnerships; global NGOs; and academics. This edition covers: * Challenges facing Commonwealth regions and small states * Political - administrative and state - civil society relations * Leadership, innovation and technology in the public sector * Women in political leadership * The Commonwealth's renewed focus on issues of diversity * Standards, accountability and transparency in public life and service delivery * Environmental governance: extractive industries, oceans and climate change. The publication also contains 53 governance profiles of member countries, as well as progress on the Millennium Development Goals and other indicators.
Categories: Political Science

Small States and EU Governance

Small States and EU Governance

Geurts, C.-M. (1998) 'The European Commission: A Natural Ally of Small States in the EU Institutional Framework? ... Goodin, E. and Klingemann, H.-D. (1996) A New Handbook of Political Science (Oxford: Oxford University Press).

Author: S. Bunse

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9780230234345

Category: Political Science

Page: 290

View: 142

Small States and EU Governance shows that the EU's rotating Council presidency and small states' capacity to make use of it have been underestimated. It examines the political objectives the presidency serves and presents a systematic and comparative assessment of its nature and influence in internal market and foreign policy issues.
Categories: Political Science

Small States and EU Governance

Small States and EU Governance

In The Oxford Handbook of Public Policy, ed. M. Moran, M. Rein, and R.E. Goodin. oxford: oxford University Press. Richardson, J. 1996. Eroding EU Policies: Implementation Gaps, Cheating and Re-Steering. In European Union: Power and ...

Author: Jean Micallef Grimaud

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319573212

Category: Political Science

Page: 287

View: 167

This book examines a crucial question about small states and their governments’ influence in the European Union (EU) decision-making processes. - Are EU small member state governments influential in EU decision-making processes? In other words, do they exercise influence in these processes? And if so, how and at which stage do they do this? This book seeks to answer the above questions by focusing on Malta - the smallest state in the EU - and whether it exercises influence in ‘uploading’ its preferences in two distinct stages of EU legislative decision-making processes - decision-shaping (formation) and decision-taking (adoption). The cases selected and analyzed showcase the Maltese government’s behaviour in legislative negotiations in differing EU policy spheres that are extremely relevant to it. These are the adoption of EU directives on pyrotechnic articles (falling under the EU competition and consumer health and safety policy spheres) and on the extension of EU long-term residence to beneficiaries of international protection (falling under EU immigration policy). As analyzed in the latter chapters of the book, Malta’s government has achieved varying degrees of success in its exercise of influence in these EU decision-making processes.
Categories: Political Science

The Oxford Handbook of Grand Strategy

The Oxford Handbook of Grand Strategy

Even more ambitiously, the small state may embark on niche norm entrepreneurship by delivering policy inputs on issues that ... show how even very small states can utilize their political economy potential, models of good governance, ...

Author: Thierry Balzacq

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780192576620

Category: Political Science

Page: 752

View: 427

A clearly articulated, well-defined, and relatively stable grand strategy is supposed to allow the ship of state to steer a steady course through the roiling seas of global politics. However, the obstacles to formulating and implementing grand strategy are, by all accounts, imposing. The Oxford Handbook of Grand Strategy addresses the conceptual and historical foundations, production, evolution, and future of grand strategy from a wide range of standpoints. The seven constituent sections present and critically examine the history of grand strategy, including beyond the West; six distinct theoretical approaches to the subject; the sources of grand strategy, ranging from geography and technology to domestic politics to individual psychology and culture; the instruments of grand strategy's implementation, from military to economic to covert action; political actors', including non-state actors', grand strategic choices; the debatable merits of grand strategy, relative to alternatives; and the future of grand strategy, in light of challenges ranging from political polarization to technological change to aging populations. The result is a field-defining, interdisciplinary, and comparative text that will be a key resource for years to come.
Categories: Political Science

Small States and International Security

Small States and International Security

Friman, H.R. and Andreas, P. (eds) (1999) The Illicit Global Economy and State Power, Lanham, MD: Rowman and Littlefield. ... Hale, T. and Held, D. (eds) (2011) Handbook of Transnational Governance Cambridge: Polity Press.

Author: Clive Archer

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317755357

Category: Political Science

Page: 264

View: 671

This book explains what ‘small’ states are and explores their current security challenges, in general terms and through specific examples. It reflects the shift from traditional security definitions emphasizing defence and armaments, to new security concerns such as economic, societal and environmental security where institutional cooperation looms larger. These complex issues, linked with traditional power relations and new types of actors, need to be tackled with due regard to democracy and good governance. Key policy challenges for small states are examined and applied in the regional case studies. The book deals mainly with the current experience and recent past of such states but also offers insights for their future policies. Although many of the states covered are European, the study also includes African, Caribbean and Asian small states. Their particular interest and relevance is outlined, as is the connection between their security challenges and their smallness. Policy lessons for other states are then sought. The book is the first in-depth, multi-continent study of security as an aspect of small state governance today. It is novel in placing the security dilemmas of small states in the context of wider ideas on international and institutional change, and in dealing with non-European states and regions.
Categories: Political Science

The Oxford Handbook of International Law in Asia and the Pacific

The Oxford Handbook of International Law in Asia and the Pacific

Initially, the Forum acted as a platform for small states to support each other's candidatures in elections to the ... A third Singapore initiative involving the UN's smaller states was the establishment of the Global Governance Group ...

Author: Simon Chesterman

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780192512703

Category: Law

Page: 600

View: 436

The growing economic and political significance of Asia has exposed a tension in the modern international order. Despite expanding power and influence, Asian states have played a minimal role in creating the norms and institutions of international law; today they are the least likely to be parties to international agreements or to be represented in international organizations. That is changing. There is widespread scholarly and practitioner interest in international law at present in the Asia-Pacific region, as well as developments in the practice of states. The change has been driven by threats as well as opportunities. Transnational issues such as climate change and occasional flashpoints like the territorial disputes of the South China and the East China Seas pose challenges while economic integration and the proliferation of specialized branches of law and dispute settlement mechanisms have also encouraged greater domestic implementation of international norms across Asia. These evolutions join the long-standing interest in parts of Asia (notably South Asia) in post-colonial theory and the history of international law. The Oxford Handbook of International Law in Asia and the Pacific brings together pre-eminent and emerging specialists to analyse the approach to and influence of key states of the region, as well as whether truly 'Asian' trends can be identified and what this might mean for international order.
Categories: Law

Building the Resilience of Small States

Building the Resilience of Small States

... current governance assessment models and the reality of many developing states, including small island states, ... for each of the pillars in the form of a handbook and draws up a draft measure for one small state, namely Malta.

Author: Denny Lewis-Bynoe

Publisher: Commonwealth Secretariat

ISBN: 9781849291286

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 238

View: 816

Some small states enjoy relatively high GDP per capita –giving the impression of economic strength – when in reality these economies are fragile and disproportionately affected by adverse economic shocks, natural disasters and extreme weather events. The Commonwealth resilience framework has been developed to identify both the national policies required to build resilience and the areas in which regional and international development partners can provide support. This study refines and expands the framework to cover areas such as governance, environmental management and social development. It proposes policy measures for building resilience and ways in which the resilience framework for small states can be embedded in national planning to help stakeholders to agree priority areas for policy intervention.
Categories: Business & Economics

Small States in the Multilateral Trading System

Small States in the Multilateral Trading System

(2012), 'The Trade Policy Review Mechanism', in Narlikar, A, M Daunton and RM Stern (Eds) 2012, Oxford Handbook on the World ... Laurent, E (2011), 'Priorities for small states in global trade governance', in Deere Birkbeck, C (Ed.), ...

Author: Laura Gosset

Publisher: Commonwealth Secretariat

ISBN: 9781849291392

Category: Law

Page: 180

View: 942

Developing countries, including as small states and least developed countries (LDCs), continue to face significant challenges within the global trading system. Action is required to allow them to overcome disadvantages and achieve sustainable levels of income from trade. This study provides a fresh perspective on how measures can be taken to enhance the participation of small states, many of which are Commonwealth countries, in the multilateral trading system. It contributes to the ongoing general debate about reforming the World Trade Organization and global trade governance.
Categories: Law