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Les réorganisations administratives

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ISBN: 9782110975089 9782111287495 Year: Language: French
Publisher: Institut de la gestion publique et du développement économique
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Comment « naît » l’idée d’une réorganisation administrative et selon quel schéma décisionnel s’impose-t-elle ? Quels en sont les acteurs principaux ? En quels termes, ou sur quel registre (politique, corporatiste, rationaliste, économique, etc.) est-elle défendue ou combattue ? Existe-t-il des contextes historiques ou des configurations favorisant ce type de réforme de l’État ? Nos voisins européens connaissent-ils des expériences similaires en la matière ? La transformation de certains servi...

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.

Innovationsmanagement für Kooperationen - eine instrumentenorientierte Betrachtung

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ISBN: 9783940344250 Year: Language: German
Publisher: Universitätsverlag Göttingen
Subject: Business and Management --- Economics
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This publication deals with the management of cooperative innovation activities. The author identifies individual management tasks and designs concrete supporting instruments and methods. The system to be designed by management activities can be understood as an information system which provides the partners of innovation cooperation actionable information. The book is aimed at teachers and students of business administration with a focus on innovation and collaboration management. Practitioners receive a basic insight into the latest management concepts.

The Viability of Human Security

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ISBN: 9789053567968 Year: Pages: 272 DOI: 10.5117/9789053567968 Language: Undetermined
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press
Subject: Sociology --- Political Science
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This volume elaborates on the EU report A Human Security Doctrine for Europe, adding an engaging discussion of international legal consequences and operational demands in the European Union's quest for domestic security. Introducing the concept of "Human Security from Below," the editors highlight how people in war-torn countries have no choice but to create their own security arrangements. But such structures, surprisingly, are not unique to war zones, the contributors reveal-human security initiatives from below occur in even the most stable Western countries. Arguing that human security as a concept only makes sense if it covers both foreign and domestic policy concerns, The Viability of Human Security offers concise insights on this largely neglected topic.

Collaborative Governance

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ISBN: 9781921536410 Year: Pages: 201 DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_458884 Language: English
Publisher: ANU Press
Subject: Political Science
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Collaboration has emerged as a central concept in public policy circles in Australia and a panacea to the complex challenges facing Australia. But is this really the cure-all it seems to be? In this edited collection we present scholarly and practitioner perspectives on the drivers, challenges, prospects and promise of collaboration. The papers, first presented at the 2007 ANZSOG Conference, draw on the extensive experience of the contributors in either trying to enact collaboration, or studying the processes of this phenomenon. Together the collection provides important insights into the potential of collaboration, but also the fiercely stubborn barriers to adopting more collaborative approaches to policy and implementation. The collection includes chapter from public servants, third sector managers, and both Australian and international academics which together make it a stimulating read for those working with or within government. It adds considerably to the debate about how to address current challenges of public policy and provides a significant resource for those interested in the realities of collaborative governance.

The Centrelink Experiment

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ISBN: 9781921536434 Year: Pages: 218 DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_458842 Language: English
Publisher: ANU Press
Subject: Political Science
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Centrelink was established in 1997 as part of the Howard government’s bold experiment in re-framing social policy and re-shaping service delivery. Centrelink was the embodiment of a key tenet of the Howard vision for public service: a specialised service delivery ‘provider’ agency separated from the policy functions of the ‘purchaser’. Carved out of a monolithic Department of Social Security, Centrelink was established along ‘business lines’ operating 320 service centres and delivering payments to 10 million Australians. Although enjoying ‘monopoly provider’ status, the organisation was required to deliver services to many different clients on behalf of its ‘purchasing departments’ (up to 25 in total) under the terms of quasi-contractual service agreements. It was meant to demonstrate a greater level of both transparency and accountability for the administration of payments amounting to over $60 billion of Commonwealth expenditure. For many years there was a real ‘buzz’ around the Centrelink experiment and staff and clients were generally enthusiastic about the transformation. However, after around eight years, the experiment was reined in and Centrelink was placed under closer ministerial direction and under a new managing department. The experiment continues, but its trajectory reflects the different pressures impacting on such dedicated ‘services delivery agencies’. John Halligan, Professor of Government at the University of Canberra, is a foremost Australian expert on public sector governance and has published extensively on the evolution, form and behaviour of the public sectors in Australia and overseas. This volume is the culmination of an exhaustive empirical study of the origins and experience of ‘the Centrelink Experiment’. I commend this book to researchers, policy practitioners and students with an interest in policy innovation, change management and the realpolitik of public sector reform.&#xD;&#xD;John Wanna, Sir John Bunting Chair of Public Administration, The Australian National University

Decentralisation in Africa

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ISBN: 9789053569344 Year: Pages: 264 DOI: 10.5117/9789053569344 Language: Undetermined
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press
Subject: Economics --- Political Science
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Grounded in empirically-based country case studies, this new study provides a sober assessment of what decentralisation can achieve. The current momentum for decentralisation of government in Africa and elsewhere in the developing world is unparalleled, but are the benefits claimed by its advocates being realised? Focusing on two claims in particular, this book questions whether decentralisation does offer a significant pathway out of poverty and conflict in Africa. Issues of poverty reduction are addressed in Uganda, Ghana, Malawi and Tanzania, while those of conflict management are explored in Mauritius, Namibia, South Africa, Uganda and Rwanda.

Practising Citizenship and Heterogeneous Nationhood

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Book Series: IMISCoe Dissertations ISBN: 9789089640345 Year: Pages: 214 DOI: 10.5117/9789089640345 Language: Undetermined
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press
Subject: Political Science --- Sociology --- History --- Migration
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Switzerland likely has the most particular naturalization system in the world. Whereas in most countries citizenship attribution is regulated at the central level of the state, in Switzerland each municipality is accorded the right to decide who can become a Swiss citizen. This book aims at exploring naturalization processes from a comparative perspective and to explain why some municipalities pursue more restrictive citizenship policies than others. The Swiss case provides a unique opportunity to approach citizenship politics from new perspectives. It allows us to go beyond formal citizenship models and to account for the practice of citizenship. The analytical framework combines quantitative and qualitative data and helps us understand how negotiation processes between political actors lead to a large variety of local citizenship models. An innovative theoretical framework, integrating Bourdieu's political sociology, combines symbolic and material aspects of naturalizations and underlines the production processes of ethnicity.

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