This book offers a practical guide for policy advisors and their managers, grounded in the author’s extensive experience as a senior policy practitioner in central and local government.
Author: David Bromell
Category: Political Science
This book offers a practical guide for policy advisors and their managers, grounded in the author’s extensive experience as a senior policy practitioner in central and local government. Effective policy advising does not proceed in ‘cycles’ or neatly ordered ‘stages’ and ‘steps’, but is first and foremost a relationship built on careful listening, knowing one’s place in the constitutional scheme of things, becoming useful and winning the confidence of decision makers. The author introduces readers to a public value approach to policy advising that uses collective thinking to address complex policy problems; evidence-informed policy analysis that factors in emotions and values; and the practice of ‘gifting and gaining’ (rather than ‘trade-offs’) in collaborative governing for the long term. Theory is balanced with practical illustration and processes, tools and techniques, helping readers master the art of communicating what decision-makers need to hear, as well as what they want to hear.
The State of the Art Laurent Dobuzinskis, David H. Laycock, Michael Howlett ...
As a soft craft, the activity of policy advising is variable, adapting to the specific
and often changing organizational and temporal contexts in which it occurs. Policy ...
Author: Laurent Dobuzinskis
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
Category: Political Science
This volume offers a comprehensive overview of the many ways in which the policy analysis movement has been conducted, and to what effect, in Canadian governments and, for the first time, in business associations, labour unions, universities, and other non-governmental organizations.
Soft craft, hard choices, altered context: reflections on 25 years of policy advice in
Canada. In L. Dobuzinskis, M. Howlett, & D. Laycock (eds), Policy Analysis in
Canada: The State of the Art (pp. 163–85). ... Advising the Rulers (pp. 175–84).
Author: Michael Howlett
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
Policy formulation relies upon the interplay of knowledge-based analysis of issues with power-based considerations, such as the political assessment of the costs and benefits of proposed actions, and its effects on the partisan and electoral concerns of governments. Policy scholars have long been interested in how governments successfully create, deploy and utilise policy instruments, but the literature on policy formulation has, until now, remained fragmented. This comprehensive Handbook unites original scholarship on policy tools and design, with contributions examining policy actors and the roles they play in the formulation process.
Politicians use the world of semantics – they craft meaning with words (usually
spoken). Policy ... But they do so by recognizing the distinctive capabilities that
politicians, policy advisors and managers bring to the art of good governance.
Author: Barry Quirk
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
Category: Political Science
In an age of austerity, public leaders and managers face a range of external challenges - fiscal, social and political. Combining theoretical insight, empirical commentary and practical experience, this book examines how democratic political systems work and how public decisions are made - and how they could be made better.
Public administration--the implementation side of government--is becoming an increasingly international discipline. Public policy--the decisionmaking side of modern government--has often been segregated f
At present a great share of economists' time is devoted to the “craft” of policy
economics; that is, to extending the principles derived from economic reasoning
to public policy advising and to the development and use of empirical methods.
The Aboriginal Arts Board immediately adopted a policy of funding the arts and craft advisor ' s position at a number of communities in Arnhem Land . The
importance of arts and craft advisors cannot be stressed enough , as it is largely
Lynn and Peter have proved to be challenging advisors, but they have never
sought to channel the thinking of the Commission ... non-native English speakers,
while I have attempted to introduce her to the art and craft of formal policy
Author: Bernard R. Gifford
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Bernard R. Gifford As we edge toward the year 2000, the information age is a reality; the global marketplace is increasingly competitive; and the U.S. labor force is shrinking. Today more than ever, our nation's economic and social well-being hinges on our ability to tap our human resources-to identify talent, to nurture it, and to assess abilities and disabilities in ways that help every individual reach his or her full potential. In pursuing that goal, decision-makers in education, industry, and government are relying increasingly on standardized tests: sets of question- with identical directions, time limits and tasks for all test-takers-designed to permit an inference about what someone knows or can do in a particular area. CALIBRATING DIFFERENCE Our emphasis on standardized testing rests on a premise that is so basic it often escapes notice: that we humans are different from each other in ways that are both meaningful and measurable. We differ in terms of cognitive ability; aptitude for performing different kinds of mental and physical tasks; temperament; and interests. But somehow, without sufficient examination, we have taken a great collective leap from that commonplace to the notion that there are precise, measurable gradations of innate ability that can be used to direct children to the right classrooms, and adults to the right job slots.
Needed are factual , humorous articles on the art / craft world ; also articles on
marketing , business tips , and ways to ... Jerry Perrett Deadwood , SD SHOW
DIRECTOR ' S CORNER In keeping with the Sunshine Artists ' policy of advising
In 1967 it was changed to the form we have preferred , the Evangelical Lutheran
Church Art and Craft Centre . ... Whatever negative attitudes there might have
been to the mission ' s policies , by including the name of the Evangelical
Lutheran Church the ... board that had been established at Umpumulo , reflected
the broad agenda that was envisaged for the project , including the arts and crafts advisors ...
Author: Philippa Hobbs
Publisher: Juta and Company Ltd
Category: Art schools
"The evangelical Lutheran Art and Craft Centre at Rorke's Drift, as one of the very few places that offered training to black artists during the years of aparthied, played a key role in South African art, not only for those who studied there, but the many others whom they trained or influenced in turn." "Drawing on a wide range of interviews with participants in the Rorke's Drift project, not only from South Africa, but also from Sweden, the Netherlands, Britain and the USA, this book sets out to write the story of the beginnings of the Centre in the 1960s, the founding and development of the Fine Art School in 1968, and the contribution of teachers and students until its closure in 1982." --book jacket.
Policy advising is regarded as the ultimate skill , the height of ambition for civil
servants , far above responsibility for the ... It is , after all , eventually a matter of
judgement , an art or craft rather than a science ( Wildavsky 1979 ; Waller 1996 ,
Author: Professor Helmut K AnheierPublish On: 2008-10-03
Author: Professor Helmut K Anheier
Publisher: SAGE Publications Limited
Category: Political Science
The world's cultures and their forms of creation, presentation and preservation are deeply affected by globalization in ways that are inadequately documented and understood. The Cultures and Globalization series is designed to fill this void in our knowledge. In this series, leading experts and emerging scholars track cultural trends connected to globalization throughout the world, resulting in a powerful analytic tool-kit that encompasses the transnational flows and scapes of contemporary cultures. Each volume presents data on cultural phenomena through colourful, innovative information graphics to give a quantitative portrait of the cultural dimensions and contours of globalization. This second volume The Cultural Economy analyses the dynamic relationship in which culture is part of the process of economic change that in turn changes the conditions of culture. It brings together perspectives from different disciplines to examine such critical issues as: * the production of cultural goods and services and the patterns of economic globalization * the relationship between the commodification of the cultural economy and the aesthetic realm * current and emerging organizational forms for the investment, production, distribution and consumption of cultural goods and services * the complex relations between creators, producers, distributors and consumers of culture * the policy implications of a globalizing cultural economy By demonstrating empirically how the cultural industries interact with globalization, this volume will provide students of contemporary culture with a unique, indispensable reference tool.
Author: Engineering Foundation (U.S.). ConferencePublish On: 1988
Economics and Water Policy Advising Len Shabman attacked the problem by
setting forth an intriguing thesis that water policy ... craft and art . The art of water policy analysis is a challenge to identify and create clients who will be receptive
Esotericism and Fear in the Political Philosophy of Leo Strauss Sean Noah
Walsh ... Nor did he ever explicitly craft a foreign policy guide. Despite this lacuna
... The list of names Drury offers is extensive; it includes ambassadors, national
security advisors, prominent speechwriters, and even one Supreme Court Justice
Author: Sean Noah Walsh
Publisher: Lexington Books
This book critically examines Leo Strauss’s claim that the philosophers of antiquity, especially Plato, wrote esoterically, hiding the highest truths “exclusively between the lines.” Reading Strauss’s discourse through Lacanian psychoanalysis, his theory of esoteric writing can be understood as a pathologically perverse response to fear.
... broader question dealt with in Chapter Eleven on policy roles - that is , how can policy advisors become more successful in giving advice to decision makers ?
How can they become more competent in the art and / or craft of giving advice ?
At the same time , many of the native people recognized the sale of arts and crafts to tourists as a source of income in the new cash ... their homelands ,
observing customs and folkways firsthand , non - Indians began to question the
government ' s policy of assimilation . ... Much of the work of the Indian Arts and Crafts Board was done in the field , advising and assisting local craftsmen on
how to produce ...
Author: Tryntje Van Ness Seymour
Category: Indian art
This book has been composed from words and ideas of Native Americans: Native Americans who were willing to share personal thoughts and beliefs with the author and through the author, a larger public, during the course of dozens of interviews in homes on the Indian reservations of the Southwestern United States. Like the paintings, the words are a record of personal impressions of an extraordinarily complex heritage. They represent the thoughts, beliefs, and insights of individuals about their own way of life, a way that has survived enemy raids, drought, automobiles and television. Some of the words come from the creators of the paintings, some from younger artists currently working in the Southwest's creative tradition.
... to the federal trust policy advisors in the imer responsibility , whether the
noncircle of Marvin L. Franklin , Indian society had a perpetual ... throughout the
nation . composer of serious art music , Ballard's music teaching Ballard was
born in Oklahoma . system will now make ... Ballard's many compositions is
teacher's instructional books " Why the Duck has a Short and craft items will also
be Tail , " based ...
Author: Great Britain. Parliament. House of CommonsPublish On: 1989
... people , Inner city areas 563w Zoonoses 351w Theft Art works 103w Northern
Ireland Office 35w Thomas , Dr Dafydd Elis Debates etc. ... Property transfer 775-
6w Countryside , Rural planning 440w Craft industries , Departmental
publications 216w Craft industries , Wales ... Environment protection 544-5w
Transport policy , Ministerial policy advisors 234-5w Ugilec , EC action 442w
Ugilec , Health ...
Author: Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons