Archive For The “Public Policy” Category
By Paul J. Smith
This e-book examines the evolving hazard of terrorism and attracts at the most recent examine to evaluate destiny tendencies. the writer assumes that terrorism will stay a effective probability to the foreign procedure in the course of the twenty-first century, essentially as a result convergence of 2 unfavorable traits: the provision of Chemical, organic, Radiological, and Nuclear guns (CBRN) - often referred to as guns of Mass Destruction - and the proliferation of terrorist companies looking to in attaining mass casualties. Even with no the CBRN aspect, although, Smith keeps that terrorism will stay an ongoing possibility. The e-book additionally explores particular features of latest terrorism, together with political, social, monetary, spiritual, and ideological elements, globalization as a stimulation to modern terrorism, the function of equipped crime in terrorist pursuits, and extra. Written with scholars in university courses in brain, the booklet contains case stories interspersed during the chapters that offer clarifying examples.
By Michael B. Berkman
This publication presents the main wide exam of democratic keep watch over of yankee public faculties. starting with a glance at academic reforms from the revolutionary period within the past due nineteenth and early twentieth centuries in the course of the civil rights circulate and finishing with Pennsylvania's 2004 tax aid degree, Berkman and Plutzer discover what components make sure schooling spending degrees in class districts, together with the results of public opinion, the character of neighborhood political associations, and the jobs performed by way of precise pursuits. The authors exhibit how board contributors are chosen, how good the forums characterize minorities, even if the general public can pass the board via referenda, and the way the colleges are financed. by means of delivering an cutting edge statistical portrait of the international locations' 10,000 institution districts, they solution questions valuable to democtratic regulate of our colleges: how responsive are institution forums to their public and while? How strong are such exact pursuits resembling lecturers' unions and senior electorate? between their findings are the correlation of race, age, and residential proprietor prestige with help for elevated investment, that African americans are extra supportive than different races of academic spending, and that senior voters with longstanding ties to their groups aid institution budgets. Their statistical strategy combining public opinion information with Census info is critical and leading edge, however the hard-core facts are offered in appendices to make the textual content obtainable to a much wider viewers.
By Máiréad Nic Craith
This is often a new learn of audio system of respectable, minority and disputed languages in an ever-changing eu context. wide coverage matters and the functionality of the variety of tools of coverage at neighborhood, nationwide and ecu degrees are illustrated on the subject of specific cultural case reviews.
By Hussein Kassim, Anand Menon, B. Guy Peters, Vincent Wright
The second one of 2 volumes to envision how ecu Union member states coordinate their ecu rules, this e-book investigates the constructions, associations, and procedures carried out via nationwide governments in Brussels. It deals an in depth exam of the association, operation, and function of everlasting representations, and their function in nationwide structures of european coverage making, and appears on the volume to which interplay inside of a typical institutional atmosphere has caused convergence among nationwide preparations.
By John Corner
By Richard Nelson-Jones
`The new 5th variation exhibits Richard Nelson Jones at his absolute best: transparent, concise and useful in a pragmatic means. I strongly suggest this article' - Windy Dryden, Professor of Counselling, Goldsmiths collage, London 'A welcome update…creating a strong and stimulating studying experience'- Pat Beardsworth, Director, Welsh Centre for Counselling Psychology, Swansea 'Richard Nelson Jones's use of lifeskills counselling offers major further worth to our companies, quite with our tougher consumers '- David Stratford, Director, Davidson & affiliates, Melbourne 'An first-class sensible e-book, full of worthwhile details. an amazing textual content for education classes' - Stephen Palmer, Centre for tension administration, London 'This ebook presents a safe base from which the counsellor can perform in an empathic, potent and moral demeanour' - Robert Bor, Professor of Psychology, urban college, London 'A exact mixture of conception, abilities and functional actions in a hugely informative and impressively designated textual content' - Ken Fisher, Bolton Institute 'A nice education book….extremely beneficial for a wide selection of counselling, aiding and pastoral care settings' - Dr Ron Perry, Director, Institute for Counselling, Sydney, Australia 'Invaluable and fascinating textual content and routines for development a wide variety of counselling talents' - Dr Doug Farnill, college of drugs, Sydney college, Australia This new 5th version of Richard Nelson-Jones' bestselling useful Counselling & supporting talents offers the center abilities had to be a winning counsellor. totally revised and up-to-date, the textual content relies at the Relationship-Understanding-Changing (RUC) lifeskills counselling version. this gives a scientific strategy for consumers to improve particular lifeskills to alter how they consider, imagine, converse and act, and this e-book presents methods for the counsellor to facilitate this
By Franz-Xaver Kaufmann
Whereas social welfare courses, frequently encouraged by means of foreign agencies, are spreading during the international, the extra far-reaching thought of governmental accountability for the fundamental healthiness of all contributors of a political society isn't, even though it continues to be a function of Europe and the previous British Commonwealth. The welfare kingdom within the eu feel isn't easily an administrative association of varied measures of social defense yet a political undertaking embedded in special cultural traditions. supplying the 1st available account in English of the historic improvement of the ecu proposal of the welfare nation, this booklet stories the highbrow foundations which underpinned the line in the direction of the ecu welfare country, formulates a few uncomplicated options for its figuring out, and highlights the diversities within the underlying structural and philosophical stipulations among continental Europe and the English-speaking international
By William J. Drake, Ernest J. Wilson III
The burgeoning use and transformative impression of world digital networks are well known to be defining gains of latest international affairs. much less usually famous has been the expanding significance of worldwide governance preparations in coping with the various concerns raised in such networks. This quantity is helping fill the distance by way of assessing a number of the key overseas associations touching on international telecommunications law and standardization, radio frequency spectrum, satellite tv for pc structures, alternate in providers, digital trade, highbrow estate, conventional mass media and net content material, net names and numbers, cybercrime, privateness safeguard, and improvement. Eschewing technocratic methods, the individuals supply empirically wealthy stories of the foreign strength dynamics shaping those associations. They dedicate specific awareness to the jobs and matters of nondominant stakeholders, similar to constructing nations and civil society, and locate that international governance frequently reinforces wider energy disparities among and inside geographical regions. yet whilst, the participants observe, governance preparations usually offer nondominant stakeholders with the coverage house had to boost their pursuits extra successfully. every one bankruptcy concludes with a suite of coverage ideas for the promoting of an open, dynamic, and extra equitable networld order.
Contributors: Peng Hwa Ang, Jonathan D. Aronson, Byung-il Choi, Tracy Cohen, Peter F. Cowhey, William J. Drake, Henry Farrell, Rob Frieden, Alison Gillwald, Boutheina Guermazi, Cees J. Hamelink, Ian Hosein, Wolfgang Kleinwaechter, Don MacLean, Christopher may possibly, Milton Mueller, John Richards, David Souter, Ernest Wilson III, Jisuk Woo.
By Bulent Gokay
This isВ an extraordinary workВ thatВ traces the connection among the Soviet Union and Turkey at the one hand, and the Soviet Union and the Turkish Communist celebration at the different, from the consolidation of the communist regime in Moscow till its fall.В The bookВ considers how 'Soviet jap coverage' was once shaped, the way it replaced through the years, what the Soviet leaders was hoping to realize in Turkey, and what effect Soviet coverage had at the improvement of the Turkish communist circulate. it's a helpful source for college kids and students with an curiosity in Russian and Soviet poltics and diplomacy.
By Charles D. Freilich
In Zion's Dilemmas, a former deputy nationwide defense adviser to the kingdom of Israel info the background and, in lots of situations, the continual inadequacies within the making of Israeli nationwide safety coverage. Chuck Freilich identifies profound, ongoing difficulties that he ascribes to a sequence of things: a antagonistic and hugely unstable local surroundings, Israel's proportional illustration electoral process, and structural peculiarities of the Israeli govt and bureaucracy.
Freilich makes use of his insider knowing and massive archival and interview study to explain how Israel has made strategic judgements and to give a primary of its style version of nationwide protection decision-making in Israel. He analyzes the main occasions of the final thirty years, from Camp David I to the 1982 invasion of Lebanon, via Camp David II, the Gaza Disengagement Plan of 2000, and the second one Lebanon warfare of 2006.
In those and different situations he identifies possibilities forgone, mess ups that resulted from a incorrect decision-making method, and the entanglement of Israeli leaders in an inconsistent, hugely politicized, and occasionally improvisational making plans technique. the cupboard is dysfunctional and Israel doesn't have a good statutory discussion board for its decision-making—most of that is hence carried out in casual settings. in lots of circumstances coverage targets and techniques are poorly formulated. For these types of difficulties, despite the fact that, the Israeli decision-making approach does have a few strengths, between them the power to make fast and versatile responses, as a rule pragmatic decision-making, potent making plans in the protection institution, and the talents and motivation of these concerned. Freilich concludes with cogent and well timed innovations for reform.
"Zion's Dilemmas is the main designated research thus far of the internal workings of Israel's nationwide protection institution. It offers seven case experiences: the 2 Lebanon wars (1982 and 2006); the peace techniques with Egypt and the Palestinians; the unilateral withdrawals from Lebanon, in 2000, and Gaza, in 2005; and the failed Lavi fighter jet venture, an bold try to construct an indigenous warplane with U.S. investment, which was once canceled in 1987."—Aluf Benn, international Affairs (March/April 2013)
"Freilich's publication, which furnishes a different glimpse into the Israeli nationwide protection decision-making technique, is certain to turn into the 'go to’ paintings at the topic. it's a needs to learn for an individual attracted to how and why Israeli governments have made—and proceed to make—the nationwide safeguard judgements that they do."—David Rodman, Israel Affairs (forthcoming October 2013)
"This quantity is through one of many best analysts of Israel's nationwide safety coverage (NSP). . . reading seven case reviews facing NSP towards the Palestinians, Gaza, and Lebanon, and the development of the Lavi jet fighter . . . [Freilich] argues that it's relevant for Israel to right its NSP disasters so one can meet anticipated powerful demanding situations sooner or later. these drawn to Israel's NSP and its international regulations will profit vastly from this learn. . . . Summing Up: hugely recommended."—Choice (July 2013)
"The terribly vital Zion's Dilemmas is the authoritative ebook at the making of Israel’s nationwide protection coverage. Charles D. Freilich lays out basic associations of Israel’s nationwide safeguard infrastructure, identifies 5 pathologies, and takes the reader via numerous instances of choice making round warfare, peace, and guns procurement. Even the main a professional pupil of center jap politics will study from this completely precise and finished booklet by means of an writer with deep wisdom of Israel’s politics."—Janice Gross Stein, Belzberg Professor of clash administration, college of Toronto, writer of highway Protests and myth Parks
"This publication is an excellent advisor in the course of the labyrinth of Israel's policymaking method, skillfully demonstrating how significant judgements have been taken on the most vital old junctures. the nice virtue to the reader is that it used to be written by way of an individual who has noticeable all of it from the inside."—Ehud Yaari, Lafer foreign Fellow on the Washington Institute for close to East Policy
"This is a special ebook offering deep insights into Israeli nationwide protection determination making. Synthesizing strange own wisdom with theoretical originality, Charles D. Freilich identifies and exhibits 5 major pathologies of Israeli safeguard choice making in seven case reviews of severe Israeli offerings. in this foundation a chain of significant development proposals are constructed. Zion's Dilemmas is key examining for all attracted to Israeli statecraft, and in addition of profound importance for the comparative research of nationwide protection policies."—Yehezkel Dror, Professor Emeritus of Political technology, The Hebrew college of Jerusalem; writer of Israeli Statecraft: nationwide defense demanding situations and Responses