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Successful Public Policy

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ISBN: 9781760462789 Year: Pages: 550 DOI: 10.22459/SPP.2019 Language: English
Publisher: ANU Press Grant: H2020 European Research Council - 694266
Subject: Political Science
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In Australia and New Zealand, many public projects, programs and services perform well. But these cases are consistently underexposed and understudied. We cannot properly ‘see’—let alone recognise and explain—variations in government performance when media, political and academic discourses are saturated with accounts of their shortcomings and failures, but are next to silent on their achievements. Successful Public Policy: Lessons from Australia and New Zealand helps to turn that tide. It aims to reset the agenda for teaching, research and dialogue on public policy performance. This is done through a series of close-up, in-depth and carefully chosen case study accounts of the genesis and evolution of stand-out public policy achievements, across a range of sectors within Australia and New Zealand. Through these accounts, written by experts from both countries, we engage with the conceptual, methodological and theoretical challenges that have plagued extant research seeking to evaluate, explain and design successful public policy. Studies of public policy successes are rare—not just in Australia and New Zealand, but the world over. This book is embedded in a broader project exploring policy successes globally; its companion volume, Great Policy Successes (edited by Paul ‘t Hart and Mallory Compton), is published by Oxford University Press (2019).

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The Birth of Energy

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ISBN: 9781478090007 9781478006329 Year: Pages: 280 DOI: 10.1215/9781478090007 Language: English
Publisher: Duke University Press
Subject: Environmental Sciences --- Political Science
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In The Birth of Energy Cara New Daggett traces the genealogy of contemporary notions of energy back to the nineteenth-century science of thermodynamics to challenge the underlying logic that informs today's uses of energy. These early resource-based concepts of power first emerged during the Industrial Revolution and were tightly bound to Western capitalist domination and the politics of industrialized work. As Daggett shows, thermodynamics was deployed as an imperial science to govern fossil fuel use, labor, and colonial expansion, in part through a hierarchical ordering of humans and nonhumans. By systematically excavating the historical connection between energy and work, Daggett argues that only by transforming the politics of work—most notably, the veneration of waged work—will we be able to confront the Anthropocene's energy problem. Substituting one source of energy for another will not ensure a habitable planet; rather, the concepts of energy and work themselves must be decoupled.

Data-Driven Policy Impact Evaluation

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ISBN: 9783319784618 Year: Pages: 346 DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-78461-8 Language: English
Publisher: Springer Nature
Subject: Sociology --- Political Science --- Economics --- Mathematics
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In the light of better and more detailed administrative databases, this open access book provides statistical tools for evaluating the effects of public policies advocated by governments and public institutions. Experts from academia, national statistics offices and various research centers present modern econometric methods for an efficient data-driven policy evaluation and monitoring, assess the causal effects of policy measures and report on best practices of successful data management and usage. Topics include data confidentiality, data linkage, and national practices in policy areas such as public health, education and employment. It offers scholars as well as practitioners from public administrations, consultancy firms and nongovernmental organizations insights into counterfactual impact evaluation methods and the potential of data-based policy and program evaluation. ; Open Access Demonstrates the potential of data-based policy evaluation Introduces counterfactual impact evaluation methods Includes case studies on policy areas such as public health, education and employment

Pathways and Consequences of Legal Irregularity

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Book Series: IMISCOE Research Series ISBN: 9783030120887 Year: Pages: 215 DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-12088-7 Language: English
Publisher: Springer Nature
Subject: History --- Migration --- Sociology --- Political Science
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This open access book provides a unique study of the complexities and consequences of irregular legal status of Senegalese migrants in Europe. It employs sophisticated quantitative methods to analyze unique life-history data to produce policy-relevant conclusions. Using the MAFE dataset as empirical evidence, the book focuses on the legal paths of Senegalese migrants in three different European countries. It shows how multiple contexts of reception produce pathways into irregular legal status and how the resulting complex configurations of irregular status shape migrants’ economic integration into their host societies as well as their ongoing participation in the development of their sending societies. The book thereby increases our understanding of the functioning of African migration systems and the corresponding inclusion patterns in Europe. As such this book will be of interest to scholars working in migration studies, policy makers, and legal professionals.

Datenreport Zivilgesellschaft

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Book Series: Bürgergesellschaft und Demokratie ISBN: 9783658229580 Year: Pages: 176 DOI: 10.1007/978-3-658-22958-0 Language: German
Publisher: Springer Nature
Subject: Political Science
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Als Open Access Publikation bietet der Datenreport Zivilgesellschaft erstmals einen Überblick über Stand und Entwicklung von Zivilgesellschaft und bürgerschaftlichem Engagement in Deutschland auf verbindender Grundlage der ganzen Bandbreite vorliegender Erhebungsdaten. Aus der Verbindung der Erhebungen entsteht eine einmalige datenbasierte Gesamtschau, die sich an Zivilgesellschaft, Politik und Wissenschaft richtet. Der Datenreport wurde erstellt im Rahmen des Projektes „Forum Zivilgesellschaftsdaten“, in dem verschiedene datenerhebende Institutionen und Akteure mitgewirkt haben. Der Inhalt · Summary: Zivilgesellschaft im Überblick · Organisierte Zivilgesellschaft · Zivilgesellschaftliches Engagement · Zivilgesellschaft als Arbeitsmarkt · Finanzierung der Zivilgesellschaft · Politische und gesellschaftliche Einstellungen: soziokulturelle Grundlagen von Selbstorganisation · Weiterführende Informationen: Datensätze in Steckbriefen; Forschungsdatenzentren und weitere Datenzugänge · Synopse zu Längsschnitt-Datenerhebungen mit Zivilgesellschaftsbezug Der Herausgeber Dr. Holger Krimmer ist Geschäftsführer von ZiviZ im Stifterverband, Mitglied der Geschäftsleitung des Stifterverbandes und Sprecher der AG Zivilgesellschaftsforschung des Bundesnetzwerkes Bürgerschaftliches Engagement. Sofern nicht anderweitig angegeben, wird dieses Buch unter einer Creative Commons Namensnennung 4.0 International Lizenz veröffentlicht. Weitere Details zur Lizenz entnehmen Sie bitte der Lizenzinformation auf http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/deed.de.

Recherche agronomique et politique agricole

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ISBN: 9782759229925 9782759229932 9782759229918 Year: Pages: 168 DOI: 10.35690/978-2-7592-2992-5 Language: French
Publisher: éditions Quae
Subject: Agriculture (General)
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Father of animal genetics in France and of the 1966 law on livestock farming, in 1978 Jacques Poly signed the report entitled ‘Towards a more economical and autonomous agriculture’, coinciding with his becoming an executive manager of INRA. Based on the juxtaposition of the testimony of those who were active at that time and the work of historians, this book is an exploration of his extraordinary trajectory.

Great Policy Successes

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ISBN: 9780198843719 Year: Pages: 352 DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780198843719.001.0001 Language: English
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Subject: Political Science
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"With so much media and political criticism of their shortcomings and failures, it is easy to overlook the fact that many governments work pretty well much of the time. Great Policy Successes turns the spotlight on instances of public policy that are remarkably successful. It develops a framework for identifying and assessing policy successes, paying attention not just to their programmatic outcomes but also to the quality of the processes by which policies are designed and delivered, the level of support and legitimacy they attain, and the extent to which successful performance endures over time. The bulk of the book is then devoted to 15 detailed case studies of striking policy successes from around the world, including Singapore's public health system, Copenhagen and Melbourne's rise from stilted backwaters to the highly liveable and dynamic urban centres they are today, Brazil's Bolsa Familia poverty relief scheme, the US's GI Bill, and Germany's breakthrough labour market reforms of the 2000s. Each case is set in context, its main actors are introduced, key events and decisions are described, the assessment framework is applied to gauge the nature and level of its success, key contributing factors to success are identified, and potential lessons and future challenges are identified. Purposefully avoiding the kind of heavy theorizing that characterizes many accounts of public policy processes, each case is written in an accessible and narrative style ideally suited for classroom use in conjunction with mainstream textbooks on public policy design, implementation, and evaluation.

Making Policies Work: First- and Second-order Mechanisms in Policy Design

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ISBN: 9781788118187 9781788118194 Year: Pages: 232 DOI: 10.4337/9781788118194 Language: English
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
Subject: Political Science
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Policy design efforts are hampered by inadequate understanding of how policy tools and actions promote effective policies. The objective of this book is to address this gap in understanding by proposing a causal theory of the linkages between policy actions and policy effects. Adopting a mechanistic perspective, the book identifies the causal processes that activate effects and help achieve goals. It thus offers a powerful analytical tool to both scholars and practitioners of public policy seeking to design effective policies.

Designing Urban Food Policies

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Book Series: Urban Agriculture ISBN: 9783030139582 Year: Pages: 142 DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-13958-2 Language: English
Publisher: Springer Nature
Subject: Political Science --- Science (General) --- Geology --- Earth Sciences --- Agriculture (General)
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This Open Access book is for scientists and experts who work on urban food policies. It provides a conceptual framework for understanding the urban food system sustainability and how it can be tackled by local governments. Written by a collective of researchers, this book describes the existing conceptual frameworks for an analysis of urban food policies, at the crossroads of the concepts of food system and sustainable city. It provides a basis for identifying research questions related to urban local government initiatives in the North and South. It is the result of work carried out within Agropolis International within the framework of the Sustainable Urban Food Systems program and an action research carried out in support of Montpellier Méditerranée Métropole for the construction of its agroecological and food policy.

Volcanic Unrest

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Book Series: Advances in Volcanology ISBN: 9783319584126 Year: Pages: 313 DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-58412-6 Language: English
Publisher: Springer Nature
Subject: Political Science --- Law --- Geology --- Earth Sciences --- General and Civil Engineering
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This open access book summarizes the findings of the VUELCO project, a multi-disciplinary and cross-boundary research funded by the European Commission's 7th framework program. It comprises four broad topics: 1. The global significance of volcanic unrest 2. Geophysical and geochemical fingerprints of unrest and precursory activity 3. Magma dynamics leading to unrest phenomena 4. Bridging the gap between science and decision-making Volcanic unrest is a complex multi-hazard phenomenon. The fact that unrest may, or may not lead to an imminent eruption contributes significant uncertainty to short-term volcanic hazard and risk assessment. Although it is reasonable to assume that all eruptions are associated with precursory activity of some sort, the understanding of the causative links between subsurface processes, resulting unrest signals and imminent eruption is incomplete. When a volcano evolves from dormancy into a phase of unrest, important scientific, political and social questions need to be addressed. This book is aimed at graduate students, researchers of volcanic phenomena, professionals in volcanic hazard and risk assessment, observatory personnel, as well as emergency managers who wish to learn about the complex nature of volcanic unrest and how to utilize new findings to deal with unrest phenomena at scientific and emergency managing levels. This book is open access under a CC BY license. ;

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