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The Seven Dwarfs and the Age of the Mandarins: Australian Government Administration in the Post-War Reconstruction Era

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ISBN: 9781925022322 Year: Pages: 246 DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_574034 Language: English
Publisher: ANU Press
Subject: Political Science
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In the history and folklore of Australia’s Commonwealth Public Service, the idea of the ‘Seven Dwarfs’ has been remarkably persistent. Originally a witty epithet applied to a powerful group of senior public servants, the term has come to represent the professionalisation of Australian government administration during the Second World War and post-war reconstruction era, and into the following two decades of expansion. This was a period when, for the first time, talented university graduates entered the public service, rose to senior levels, and exerted great influence over the affairs of the Commonwealth. With the secure tenure of being permanent heads of departments, they defined the age of the public service mandarin. This book explores the lives and influence of the Seven Dwarfs and their colleagues, bringing together the leading researchers on post-war Australian administration. Featuring four thematic chapters and ten biographical portraits, it offers a fascinating insight into the workings of the Commonwealth Public Service during a critical period in its history.

The Tools of Policy Formulation: Actors, Capacities, Venues and Effects

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Book Series: New Horizons in Public Policy series ISBN: 9781783477036 9781783477043 Year: Pages: 320 DOI: 10.4337/9781783477043 Language: English
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
Subject: Political Science --- Social Sciences --- Economics
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Policy analysts are accustomed to thinking in terms of tools and instruments. Yet an authoritative examination of the tools which have been developed to formulate new policies is missing. This book is the first of its kind to distinguish the defining characteristics of the main policy formulation tools, and offer a fresh way of understanding how, why and by whom they are selected, as well as the effects they produce in practice.CONTENTSPrefaceAcknowledgementsPART I INTRODUCTION1. The Tools of Policy Formulation: An IntroductionJohn R. Turnpenny, Andy J. Jordan, David Benson and Tim RaynerPART II TOOLS OF POLICY FORMULATION2. Participatory Assessment: Tools for Empowering, Learning and Legitimating?Matthijs Hisschemöller and Eefje Cuppen3. Scenarios: Tools for Coping with Complexity and Future UncertaintyMarta Pérez-Soba and Rob Maas4. Indicators: Tools for Informing, Monitoring or Controlling?Markku Lehtonen5. Computerized Models: Tools for Assessing the Future of Complex Systems?Martin K. Van Ittersum and Barbara Sterk6. Multi-Criteria Analysis: A Tool for Going Beyond Monetization?Catherine D. Gamper and Catrinel Turcanu7. Cost-Benefit Analysis: A Tool That is Both Useful and Influential?Giles AtkinsonPART III ACTORS, CAPACITIES, VENUES AND EFFECTS8. Policy Formulation, Policy Advice and Policy Appraisal: The Distribution of Analytical ToolsMichael Howlett, Seck L. Tan, Andrea Migone, Adam Wellstead and Bryan Evans9. The Use of Policy Formulation Tools in the Venue of Policy Appraisal: Patterns and Underlying MotivationsJohn R. Turnpenny, Andrew J. Jordan, Camilla Adelle, Stephan Bartke, Thomas Bournaris, Petrus Kautto, Hanna Kuittinen, Lars Ege Larsen, Christina Moulogianni, Sanna-Riikka Saarela and Sabine Weiland10. Policy Formulation Tool Use in Emerging Policy Spheres: A Developing Country PerspectiveSachin Warghade11. The Effects of Targets and Indicators on Policy Formulation: Narrowing Down, Crowding Out and Locking InChristina Boswell, Steve Yearley, Colin Fleming, Eugénia Rodrigues and Graham Spinardi12. The Use of Computerized Models in Different Policy Formulation Venues: The MARKAL Energy ModelPaul Upham, Peter Taylor, David Christopherson and Will McdowallPART IV CONCLUSIONS AND NEW DIRECTIONS13. The Tools of Policy Formulation: New Perspectives and New ChallengesAndy J. Jordan, John R. Turnpenny and Tim RaynerIndex

Entrepreneurship Education and Training

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ISBN: 9789535120292 9789535142294 Year: Pages: 292 DOI: 10.5772/58525 Language: English
Publisher: IntechOpen
Subject: Education
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Entrepreneurship has a tremendous impact on the economic development of a country, so much that entrepreneurship is seen as a solution for the fast changing economic demands worldwide and has been recognized as a path to sustainable economic development. Despite recognition of entrepreneurship on the road to global economic development, a large body of research on the elements of entrepreneurship education remains unresolved. Are these behaviors inherent to human beings, their genetic code, their psychological traits, or can students, young children, and even adults, be taught how to become an entrepreneur? This book presents several chapters following different approaches to answer these questions. Researchers explore education programs in different countries, they show experiences in entrepreneurship education, explain how to teach entrepreneurial skills, cultural issues, and propose some orientations and reflections on entrepreneurship education.

Policy-Oriented Technology Assessment Across Europe

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ISBN: 9781137561725 Year: Pages: 171 DOI: 10.1057/9781137561725 Language: English
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Subject: Political Science --- Computer Science
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This book is open access under a CC-BY license. Policy-making to address grand challenges faces greater complexity than any previous project of modernization. Future scenarios are haunted by uncertainty and there is real ambivalence as to the values that policy should strive for. In this situation decision-makers look to research and innovation to provide answers and solutions. But neither can the great transitions ahead be planned by science, nor will conventional methods of innovation bring such transitions about. A turn to interactive governance is therefore underway with policy-makers and citizens becoming increasingly involved in processes of deliberating futures. Technology Assessment (TA) is the art of structuring such processes. TA goes beyond traditional expert policy analysis by systematically combining a multi-disciplinary evidence base with participatory approaches to policy deliberation. TA thus seeks to act as a hub for serious and transparent dialogue between policy, industry, science, and society about the challenges ahead and the available options for overcoming them responsibly. This volume offers an up-to-date account of the expansion of technology assessment capacities across new European member states. The contributions of this volume are written by leading European researchers and practitioners in technology assessment (TA) and are based on the PACITA (Parliaments and Civil Society in Technology Assessment) project.

Beyond the state

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Book Series: Studies in Imperialism ISBN: 9780719089671 Year: Language: English
Publisher: Manchester University Press Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 101889
Subject: History --- Migration
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The Colonial Medical Service was the personnel section of the Colonial Service, employing the doctors who tended to the health of both the colonial staff and the local populations of the British Empire. Although the Service represented the pinnacle of an elite government agency, its reach in practice stretched far beyond the state, with the members of the African service collaborating, formally and informally, with a range of other non-governmental groups. This collection of essays on the Colonial Medical Service of Africa illustrates the diversity and active collaborations to be found in the untidy reality of government medical provision. The authors present important case studies covering former British colonial dependencies in Africa, including Kenya, Malawi, Nigeria, Tanzania, Uganda and Zanzibar. They reveal many new insights into the enactments of colonial policy and the ways in which colonial doctors negotiated the day-to-day reality during the height of imperial rule in Africa.

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