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A Bark But No Bite

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ISBN: 9781760461355 Year: Pages: 382 Language: English
Publisher: ANU Press
Subject: Political Science --- Public Health
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Based on New Zealand Election Study (NZES) data from a sample of 2,830 eligible voters, A Bark But No Bite explores a puzzle. While there was a lot of talk about inequality before the 2014 general election in New Zealand, and during the campaign, concern about inequality appeared to have no tangible effect on the election outcome. This book shows that, by its attention to the concerns of middle ground voters, the National Government had reduced the potential of policy differences to drive voter choices. Perceptions of competence and effective leadership were National’s strongest suit, crowding out voter concerns over matters of policy. When voters did consider policy, inequality and related concerns were second to the economy. Traditional priorities about health and education, and perceptions of party differences on these matters, had faded into the background. Meanwhile, voters doubted the opposition Labour Party’s ability to govern effectively in an alternative coalition to that of the National-led government. Labour’s policies were too many. In various ways, they would have chipped away at inequality, but lacked a coherent narrative and presentation. This book confirms that Labour’s proposal to increase the age for receipt of New Zealand superannuation gained Labour no new votes. Hopes that the ‘missing million’ people who failed to turn out to vote in 2011 would vote in 2014 and give an advantage to the left were unfulfilled. A comprehensive study of the 2014 election, this book provides a detailed account of all these findings, and a host of others.

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governance --- politics --- new zealand --- elections

Aquaculture Perspective of Multi-Use Sites in the Open Ocean: The Untapped Potential for Marine Resources in the Anthropocene

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ISBN: 9783319511573 9783319511597 Year: Pages: 404 DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-51159-7 Language: English
Publisher: Springer
Subject: Hydraulic Engineering
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This volume addresses the potential for combining large-scale marine aquaculture of macroalgae, molluscs, crustaceans, and finfish, with offshore structures, primarily those associated with energy production, such as wind turbines and oil-drilling platforms. The volume offers a comprehensive overview and includes chapters on policy, science, engineering, and economic aspects to make this concept a reality. The compilation of chapters authored by internationally recognized researchers across the globe addresses the theoretical and practical aspects of multi-use, and presents case studies of research, development, and demonstration-scale installations in the US and EU.

Water Governance, Stakeholder Engagement, and Sustainable Water Resources Management

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ISBN: 9783038424475 9783038424468 Year: Language: English
Publisher: MDPI - Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute
Subject: Environmental Technology
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This Special Issue of Water will focus on the relationship of water governance practices and stakeholder engagement approaches to the development, evaluation, and adoption of solutions to water management challenges. It is well recognized that the human dimensions of considering alternative water management scenarios and policy options are as least as important as their engineering, hydrological, and financial aspects. Identifying good governance practices and successful stakeholder engagement approaches can assist decision makers and water managers as they grapple with meeting the multiple environmental, economic, and societal objectives associated with sustainable water management. Papers are solicited that connect governance and/or stakeholder engagement approaches to the identification, characterization, and/or adoption of sustainable water management strategies, including conservation focused, flood risk reduction and technological solutions. The Guest Editors will consider papers addressing water governance and stakeholder engagement at all geographic scales, including transboundary. Papers addressing surface water, groundwater, and/or integrated water resources management are of interest, as are papers that examine indicators for governance and stakeholder engagement practices.

The General's Goose

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ISBN: 9781760461270 Year: Pages: 384 Language: English
Publisher: ANU Press
Subject: Sociology --- Political Science
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His admirers said he was a charismatic leader with a dazzling smile, a commoner following an ancient tradition of warrior service on behalf of an indigenous people who feared marginalisation at the hands of ungrateful immigrants. One tourist pleaded with him to stage a coup in her backyard; in private parties around the capital, Suva, infatuated women whispered ‘coup me baby’ in his presence. It was so easy to overlook the enormity of what he had done in planning and implementing Fiji’s first military coup, to be seduced by celebrity, captivated by the excitement of the moment, and plead its inevitability as the final eruption of long-simmering indigenous discontent. A generation would pass before the consequences of the actions of Fiji’s strongman of 1987, Sitiveni Rabuka, would be fully appreciated but, by then, the die had been well and truly cast. The major general did not live happily ever after. No nirvana followed the assertion of indigenous rights. If anything, misadventure became his country’s most enduring contemporary trait. This is Fiji’s very human story.

Nichtwissen lenken

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Book Series: Wissenschafts- und Technikforschung ISBN: 9783845279695 Year: Volume: 18 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5771/9783845279695 Language: de
Publisher: Nomos Verlagsgesellschaft mbH & Co. KG
Subject: Sociology
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This book develops a fresh and challenging perspective on ignorance. Drawing on a wide and diverse range of expert interviews and policy documents from nanotechnology discourses in Britain, Germany, the US and the EU, it argues that contemporary knowledge societies lack robust instruments with which they can regulate technosciences. Due to the high amount of ignorance inherent in technosciences and emerging technologies, a broad range of societal actors are involved in assessing and regulating them. This leads to a situation where expertise is being delegated to society as a whole, the boundaries between reliable and speculative knowledge are merging and responsibilities specific to certain institutions are dissolving.

Freshwater Governance for the 21st Century

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Book Series: Global Issues in Water Policy ISSN: 2211-0631 ISBN: 9783319433486 9783319433509 Year: Pages: 250 DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-43350-9 Language: English
Publisher: Springer
Subject: Environmental Sciences --- Hydraulic Engineering
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The objective of this book is to broadly illustrate the key aspects of water governance, mapping the spectrum of decision-making from techno-centric and eco-centric approaches, to hybrid concepts and people-centric approaches. Topics covered include the challenges for water-governance models, the polycentric model, the integration challenge, water in the decision-making hierarchy, and the rise of water-sensitive design, while also taking into account interdependencies between stakeholders, as well as the issue of scale.The book’s content is presented in an integrated and comprehensive format, building on detailed case studies from around the world and the authors’ working experiences in the water sector. Combining essential insights with accessible, non-technical language, it offers a valuable resource for academics, technicians and policy-makers alike.

Globalisierung im Zwiespalt

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Book Series: Global Studies ISBN: 9783837637854 9783839437858 Year: DOI: 10.14361/9783839437858 Language: German
Publisher: transcript Verlag Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 103358
Subject: Sociology
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Seit mehreren Jahrzehnten prägt Globalisierung die Welt - politisch, wirtschaftlich und sozial. Dies veränderte viele Lebenssachverhalte erheblich, sowohl im Positiven wie im Negativen. Im Ergebnis entstanden Zwiespältigkeit und eine postglobale Misere, die es zu bewältigen gilt. Jürgen Tureks umfangreiche Analyse geht den Gründen für die Destabilisierung der zivilisatorischen Verhältnisse im Spannungsfeld wirtschaftlicher Dynamik, sozial-kultureller Aufregung und politischer Unsicherheit nach. Seine differenzierte Bestandsaufnahme verschafft Orientierung und schlägt konkrete politische Lösungsstrategien vor.

Manual Sobre os Direitos Humanos à Água Potável e Saneamento para Profissionais

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ISBN: 9781780408965 Year: DOI: 10.2166/9781780408750 Language: Portuguese
Publisher: IWA Publishing
Subject: Environmental Technology --- Science (General)
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"Manual Sobre os Direitos Humanos à Água Potável e Saneamento para Profissionais is the Portuguese translation of Manual on the Human Rights to Safe Drinking Water and Sanitation for Practitioners. The Manual highlights the human rights principles and criteria in relation to drinking water and sanitation. It explains the international legal obligations in terms of operational policies and practice that will support the progressive realisation of universal access.&#xD;&#xD;The Manual introduces a human rights perspective that will add value to informed decision making in the daily routine of operators, managers and regulators. It also encourages its readership to engage actively in national dialogues where the human rights to safe drinking water and sanitation are translated into national and local policies, laws and regulations. Creating such an enabling environment is, in fact, only the first step in the process towards progressive realisation. Allocation of roles and responsibilities is the next step, in an updated institutional and operational set up that helps apply a human rights lens to the process of reviewing and revising the essential functions of operators, service providers and regulators.&#xD;&#xD;Contents&#xD;&#xD;Introduction; Main operational principles; Setting the scene – context and contents of the human rights to safe drinking water and sanitation; Translating the human rights to safe drinking water and sanitation into operational terms; Creating the enabling environment; . Incorporating HRWS into the essential functions of service providers; Addressing sensitive practices, dealing with challenges and avoiding pitfalls."&#xD;

Network neutrality: From policy to law to regulation

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ISBN: 9781526105479 Year: Pages: 304 DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_622853 Language: English
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Subject: Computer Science --- Media and communication --- Political Science
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"This study explains the concept of network neutrality and its history as an extension of the rights and duties of common carriers, as well as its policy history as examined in US and European regulatory proceedings from 1999. The book compares national and regional legislation and regulation of net neutrality from an interdisciplinary and international perspective. It also examines the future of net neutrality battles in Europe, the United States and in developing countries such as India and Brazil, and explores the case studies of Specialized Services and Content Delivery Networks for video over the Internet, and zero rating or sponsored data plans. Finally, Network neutrality offers co-regulatory solutions based on FRAND and non-exclusivity. This is a must-read for researchers and advocates in net neutrality debate, and those interested in the context of communications regulation, law and economic regulation, human rights discourse and policy, and the impact of science and engineering on policy and governance."

A aventura da moeda única europeia: Enredos e dilemas, progressos e desafios. Ensaio de história e de política

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Book Series: Investigação ISBN: 9789892613543 Year: Pages: 172 DOI: https://doi.org/10.14195/978-989-26-1355-0 Language: Portuguese
Publisher: Coimbra University Press
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De todas as manifestações de crise que têm fustigado a União Europeia, em particular na segunda década do novo século, aquela que mais estragos produziu no estado de alma dos europeus foi a da zona euro, que persiste sem solução perene e consistente. Os reflexos negativos na relação entre os estados-membros e na afeição dos cidadãos para com a Europa, na confiança das instituições da União e na sustentabilidade do projeto europeu serão, por certo, extensivos e duradouros. Da eficácia e da ousadia terapêuticas das medidas (não) concertadas – para colmatar a vulnerabilidade primordial da união económica e monetária europeia e robustecer a credibilidade e a dinâmica integradora da moeda única –, dependerá o devir desta construção europeia de unidade, de paz e de progresso, iniciada depois e por causa das duas catástrofes bélicas do séc. XX, mas já ambicionada por muitos desde há séculos. Esboça-se, pois, um ensaio histórico e político, uma reflexão interdisciplinar, retrospetiva e analítica, sobre a aventura da moeda única europeia e a crise da zona euro, um balanço deste sexénio frenético (2010-2016): da vertigem dos acontecimentos

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