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The Paradoxes of Transparency

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Book Series: MARE Publication Series ISBN: 9789089640604 Year: Pages: 304 DOI: 10.5117/9789089640604 Language: Undetermined
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press
Subject: Aquaculture and Fisheries --- Political Science --- Social Sciences --- Languages and Literatures
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The International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES) is the central scientific network within the massive set of bureaucracies that is responsible for Europe's Common Fisheries Policy (CFP). While spending the past 25 years failing to sustain Europe's fish stocks, this management system also became adept at making the lives of its scientists miserable. Now it is being confronted by the complex challenge of an ecosystem-based approach to fisheries management. If this combination of a multi-national bureaucracy, hard politics, and scientific uncertainty has made it impossible to maintain many individual fish stocks, how are decisions going to be made that consider everything from sea birds to climate change? The old political saw that "if you can't solve a problem, make it bigger" has never been put to a test like this! Yet ICES has begun to rise in an impressive way to the scientific challenge of providing advice for an ecosystem approach within the world's most cumbersome fisheries management system. This book lays out the results of extensive sociological research on ICES and the decision making systems into which it feeds. ICES is finding ways to provide effective advice in the many situations where scientific advice is needed but a clear, simple answer is out of reach. In spite of the difficulties, scientists are beginning to help the various parties concerned with management to deal with facts about nature in ways that are more useful and transparent.

The Asia-Europe Meeting: Contributing to a New Global Governance Architecture

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Book Series: ICAS Publications Series ISBN: 9789089643438 Year: Pages: 264 DOI: 10.5117/9789089643438 Language: Undetermined
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press
Subject: Political Science
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The Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) process was designed in 1996 to bring Asia and Europe closer together. The Asia-Europe Meeting: Contributing to a New Global Governance Architecture focuses on the discussions and results of the eighth ASEM Summit that took place in October 2010 in Brussels. It gives a multifaceted picture of Asia-Europe convergences and disparities and helps to understand how these are dealt with through interregional political dialogue. Renowned academics and observers of Asia-Europe relations provide analysis and essential insights into the advantages and limitations of contemporary ASEM affairs, their most pertinent issues, and the role of ASEM as a constituent of the developing new global governance architecture. In addition, the book offers a unique insider's perspective of the preparations and negotiations of the Brussels events. The Annex of the book furthermore includes ASEM related primary sources not available in any publicly accessible record.

Ideational Leadership in German Welfare State Reform

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Book Series: Changing Welfare States ISBN: 9789089641861 Year: Pages: 256 DOI: 10.5117/9789089641861 Language: Undetermined
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press
Subject: Political Science --- Social and Public Welfare --- Sociology
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The author of this innovative study argues that key politicians and their policy ideas, through "ideational leadership", have played an important role in the passing of structural reforms in the change-resistant German welfare state. This argument is based on in-depth case studies of individual reforms in health care, pensions and unemployment insurance since the early 1990s as well as a concise analysis of recent changes in family policy. Stiller concludes that Germany, traditionally a Bismarckian welfare state, has embarked on a path of 'hybridisation' that confronts German politics with growing societal divisions. This thought-provoking title is highly recommended for policymakers, scholars and students interested in the past and future reforms of the German welfare state, leadership, and the role of ideas in policymaking.

Thuis voelen in de buurt: een opgave voor stedelijke vernieuwing

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Book Series: NICIS ISBN: 9789089641519 Year: Pages: 136 DOI: 10.5117/9789089641519 Language: Undetermined
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press
Subject: Political Science --- Sociology
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Illegal Residence and Public Safety in the Netherlands

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Book Series: IMISCoe Dissertations ISBN: 9789089640499 Year: Pages: 256 DOI: 10.5117/9789089640499 Language: Undetermined
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press
Subject: Political Science --- Sociology --- History --- Migration --- Performing Arts
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Making illegal residence unattractive is a way for Western governments to limit migration from non-Western countries. Focusing on Dutch neighbourhoods with substantial levels of unauthorised migrants, Illegal Residence and Public Safety in the Netherlands examines how restrictive immigration policy influences immigrant crime and perceived neighborhood security. Salient questions arise. To what extent, and under which conditions, do illegal residence and illegal migration impact public safety? Does having illegal residence status influence how people observe or break the law and other social rules? Do their ties with established groups, such as legal migrants, employers and partners, have any sway? Answers to these issues begin surfacing in this rich combination of quantitative information, comprising police figures and surveys on victimisation, and qualitative sources, including interviews at the Dutch Aliens Custody and urban field research.

Statistics and Reality

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Book Series: IMISCoe Reports ISBN: 9789089640529 Year: Pages: 320 DOI: 10.5117/9789089640529 Language: Undetermined
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press
Subject: Political Science --- Sociology
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In the last decade, there has been a distinct trend towards a worldwide harmonisation of migration statistics, chiefly pushed by international bodies and organisations that need comparative data. Statistics and Reality shows that these attempts have as yet not been very successful. It provides an accessible account of the history of migration measurement in Europe and analyses the current conceptualisations of migration and data gathering procedures in twelve European countries in the context of their migration histories. Based on this analysis, the authors provide a critical insight into the migrant stocks and flows in their countries.

Getting by in Europe's Urban Labour Markets

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Book Series: IMISCoe Dissertations ISBN: 9789089640505 Year: Pages: 240 DOI: 10.5117/9789089640505 Language: Undetermined
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press
Subject: Political Science --- Sociology
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This book examines two major social changes experienced by European cities in the last two decades: post-industrial economic restructuring and new immigration flows. The link between both has been extensively discussed throughout a variety of theoretical approaches and in numerous descriptive contributions. Adding to those studies, this research focuses on three elements of migratory experience that have been relatively neglected thus far: a dynamic view of changes over time, the influence of national welfare and legislation frameworks, and the importance of support mechanisms outside the labour market. The material underpinning the arguments is the qualitative life-course analysis of 81 in-depth interviews with Senegambian migrants living in Antwerp and Barcelona.

Migration and Irregular Work in Austria

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Book Series: IMISCoe Reports ISBN: 9789089640536 Year: Pages: 248 DOI: 10.5117/9789089640536 Language: Undetermined
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press
Subject: Political Science --- Sociology
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This meticulously researched study of irregular migrant work in Austria holds many broader lessons for countries all over Europe. The book derives many of its fascinating insights from systematic in-depth interviews with migrants themselves. The authors demonstrate that it is no longer enough to divide the world of foreign employment into "legal" and "illegal" work. Instead, over the past few years, particularly in the context of progressive EU-enlargement in Europe, new manifestations of "irregular migrant work" have evolved. Moreover, the authors convincingly argue that irregular migrant work is based on both supply and demand, and is therefore unlikely to fade away in the foreseeable future.

Hooligans, fans en fanatisme

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ISBN: 9789053568149 Year: Pages: 224 DOI: 10.5117/9789053568149 Language: Undetermined
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press
Subject: Political Science --- Sociology --- Social Sciences
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Football hooliganism periodically generates widespread political and public anxiety. In spite of the efforts made and resources invested over the past decades, football hooliganism is still perceived by politicians, policymakers and media as a disturbing social problem. This highly readable book provides the first systematic and empirically grounded comparison of football hooliganism in different national and local contexts. Focused around the six Western European football clubs on which the author did his research, the book shows how different clubs experience and understand football hooliganism in different ways.

Steunberen van de samenleving

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ISBN: 9789053569375 Year: Pages: 368 DOI: 10.5117/9789053569375 Language: Undetermined
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press
Subject: Political Science --- Sociology --- Social Sciences
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