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Delivering Policy Reform

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ISBN: 9781921862199 Year: Pages: 211 DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_458939 Language: English
Publisher: ANU Press
Subject: Political Science
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Predictable and unpredictable challenges continually confront the policy settings and policy frameworks of governments. They provide a constantly changing dynamic within which policy-making operates. Governments at all levels are asking their public services to identify innovative and workable reforms to anticipate and address these challenges. Public service leaders around the world are struggling not only to better anticipate emerging demands but also to address reform backlogs. However, time and time again, major policy reforms can prove tough to implement – especially in turbulent environments – and even tougher to anchor over time. This leads to considerable uncertainty and inefficiency as governments and policy communities try to keep pace with change. Policies that unravel or are dismantled are costly and represent wasted opportunities. They lead to cynicism about the effectiveness of governments and public service advice more generally, making it more difficult to deal with other emerging challenges. This volume of proactive essays on delivering policy reform offers an intriguing blend of strategic policy advice and management insight. It brings together a diverse range of highquality contributors from overseas as well as from Australia and New Zealand – including national political leaders, public service executives, heads of independent agencies, and leading international scholars.

Alberta's Day Care Controversy: From 1908 to 2009 and Beyond

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ISBN: 9781926836027 9781926836034 9781926836317 Year: Pages: 425 Language: English
Publisher: Athabasca University Press
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Day care in Alberta has had a remarkably durable history as a controversial issue. Since the late 1950s, disputes over day care programs, policies, and funding have been a recurring feature of political life in the province. Alberta’s Day Care Controversy traces the development of day care policies and programs in Alberta, with particular emphasis on policy decisions and program initiatives that have provoked considerable debate and struggle among citizens. For most of Alberta’s first fifty years as a province, day care was treated as a private rather than a public issue. Beginning in the late 1950s, however, debates about day care began to appear regularly on the public record. Dr. Tom Langford brings to light the public controversies that occurred during the last four decades of the twentieth century and the first decade of the new millennium, placing contemporary issues in historical context and anticipating the elements of future policy struggles.

Außenkulturpolitik

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Book Series: Edition Politik ISBN: 9783837616477 9783839416471 Year: DOI: 10.14361/transcript.9783839416471 Language: German
Publisher: transcript Verlag Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 103239
Subject: Political Science
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Sport, Künste, Wissenschaft und Personenaustausch stellen zentrale - aber viel zu wenig beachtete - Aspekte der Nationalstaatlichkeit und der internationalen Politik dar. Erstmals wird in diesem Buch in einer "Theorie der Außenkulturpolitik" gezeigt, dass sich Staaten durch Kultur zugleich voneinander differenzieren wie auch in ein positives Verhältnis zueinander treten können - und sich gerade in dieser Widersprüchlichkeit reproduzieren. Auf der methodologischen Grundlage von Umberto Ecos Zeichentheorie verbindet Patrick Schreiner postklassische Ansätze der Nationalismusforschung mit poststrukturalistischen Ansätzen der Internationalen Beziehungen, um eine Theorie der Außenkulturpolitik zu entwickeln.

Child Poverty, Evidence and Policy

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ISBN: 9781847424464 9781847424471 Year: Language: English
Publisher: Policy Press Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 101307
Subject: Social Sciences
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This book is about the ideas, networks and institutions that shape the development of evidence about child poverty and wellbeing, and the use of such evidence in development policy debates.

Ungleiche Geschlechtergleichheit

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Book Series: Jahrbuch Frauen- und Geschlechterforschung in der Erziehungswissenschaft ISBN: 9783866496866 9783866493599 Year: Pages: 253 Language: German
Publisher: Verlag Barbara Budrich
Subject: Gender Studies
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Old and new order of the sexes: on the one hand - as neoconservatism says - men and women are completely equal: Equal opportunities seem to have been achieved. On the other hand, liberal individualism says that the differences between the sexes are of enormous importance. Are these two sides of the same coin? The authors analyse this contradiction from a pedagogical perspective. The "Jahrbuch Frauen- und Geschlechterforschung in der Erziehungswissenschaft" is based on an important scientific and political development. Women's and gender studies in educational science has contributed significantly to the fact that the influence of gender and gender difference can no longer be ignored. The Yearbook is conceived against this background and has two central tasks: First, it aims to continuously document gender studies in educational science and, second, to create an innovative forum for scientific discourse. All articles are reviewed according to the international standard for review journals.

Auf Erfolgen aufbauend

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ISBN: 9783863882839 9783940755780 Year: Pages: 49 DOI: 10.3224/94075578 Language: German
Publisher: Verlag Barbara Budrich
Subject: Sociology
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This publication contains the recommendations of the German Data Forum (RatSWD) for expanding the research infrastructure for the social, economic and behavioral sciences. They were previously published as part of the comprehensive double-volume final report „Building on Progress – Expanding the Research Infrastructure for the Social, Economic, and Behavioral Sciences“. The recommendations are based on the 68 advisory reports published in the aforementioned final report. They reflect the current status of consideration regarding design and development of an internationally viable and innovative research infrastructure for the social, economic and behavioral sciences in Germany. The information presented in this short volume is aimed at policy makers, researchers, as well as research sponsors.

In search of a path; An analysis of the foreign policy of Suriname from 1975 to 1991

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Book Series: Caribbean Series ISBN: 9789067183345 9789004253674 Year: Volume: 27 Pages: xxii + 348 DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_371570 Language: English
Publisher: Brill
Subject: Social Sciences
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In search of a path An analysis of the foreign policy of Suriname from 1975 to 1991&#xD;&#xD;Roger Janssen&#xD;&#xD;The foreign policy of small states is an often neglected topic, which is particularly the case when it comes to Suriname. How did the young Republic deal with its dependency on the Netherlands for development aid after 1975? Was Paramaribo following a certain foreign policy strategy or did it merely react towards internal and external events? What were the decision making processes in defining the foreign policy course and who was involved in these processes? And why was a proposal discussed to hand back the right of an independent foreign and defence policy to a Dutch Commonwealth government in the early 1990s? &#xD;&#xD;These questions are examined here in depth, in the first comprehensive analysis of Suriname’s foreign policy from 1975 to 1991. The book provides readers interested in Caribbean and Latin American affairs with a detailed account of Suriname’s external relations. Moreover, the young Republic may stand as a case study, as it confronted the difficulties and challenges that small developing states often face. &#xD;&#xD;Roger Janssen (1967), born in the Dutch-German border region of Cleve, migrated to Australia in 1989. He received his education as a historian at the University of Western Australia where he obtained a Ph.D. in 1999. During his graduate and post-graduate studies, the main focus of his research was directed towards the social-economic and political developments of the Dutch Caribbean after the Second World War. Currently he lives and works in the Netherlands.

Movement, Knowledge, Emotion

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ISBN: 9781921862397 Year: Pages: 205 DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_459377 Language: English
Publisher: ANU Press
Subject: Public Health --- Political Science
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This book is about community activism around HIV/AIDS in Australia. It looks at the role that the gay community played in the social, medical and political response to the virus. Drawing conclusions about the cultural impact of social movements, the author argues that AIDS activism contributed to improving social attitudes towards gay men and lesbians in Australia, while also challenging some entrenched cultural patterns of the Australian medical system, allowing greater scope for non-medical intervention into the domain of health and illness. The book documents an important chapter in the history of public health in Australia and explores how HIV/AIDS came to be a defining issue in the history of gay and lesbian rights in Australia.

Glaubensfragen in Europa

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Book Series: Europäische Horizonte ISBN: 9783837617078 9783839417072 Year: DOI: 10.14361/transcript.9783839417072 Language: German
Publisher: transcript Verlag Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 103250
Subject: Political Science
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Burkas in Frankreich, Moscheebau in Köln, Minarette in der Schweiz - der öffentliche Diskurs über die Integration von Muslimen in Deutschland und Europa ist geprägt vom Konflikt zwischen Religionsfreiheit und der westlichen Trennung von Religion und Politik. Doch wie neutral muss der Staat hier eigentlich sein? Wie können die Errungenschaften der Aufklärung verteidigt werden, ohne dass das Recht auf Religionsausübung verletzt wird? Und welchen Stellenwert hat Religion in den modernen westlichen Gesellschaften noch? Diesen und weiteren Fragen gehen die Beiträge in diesem Band nach. Expertinnen und Experten aus den Bereichen der Islamwissenschaft, Politikwissenschaft, Rechtswissenschaft und Migrationsforschung beleuchten das Verhältnis von Staatlichkeit und Religion.

Workfare als Mindestsicherung

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Book Series: Gesellschaft der Unterschiede ISBN: 9783837615098 9783839415092 Year: DOI: 10.14361/transcript.9783839415092 Language: German
Publisher: transcript Verlag Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 103245
Subject: Social and Public Welfare
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Die individuelle Möglichkeit, Notwendigkeit sowie Art und Weise, die eigene Arbeitskraft zur Existenzsicherung zu verkaufen, werden von staatlicher Sozialpolitik geformt. Neu an einer Workfare-Politik ist nicht, dass Einzelne ihre Arbeitskraft verkaufen (müssen). Neu an Workfare sind vielmehr die Rahmenbedingungen, die mit sozialpolitischen Maßnahmen gesetzt werden. Anhand der Entwicklung der Mindestsicherung zeichnet das Buch die Ursprünge, Ansätze und Ausdehnung der Workfare-Logik in der deutschen Sozialhilfe von 1962 bis zu deren voller Blüte im SGB II alias Hartz-IV-Gesetz nach.

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