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Steady Hands Needed

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ISBN: 9781921536137 Year: Pages: 95 DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_459751 Language: English
Publisher: ANU Press
Subject: Political Science
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In this monograph, five former secretaries of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) reflect on their experiences and the challenges of their times. A far cry from the pukka fantasies of ‘Yes Minister’, their recollections reveal the realpolitik of the policy front line where the secretary must stay ahead of emerging themes and issues in Australia’s international relations while simultaneously exercising governance oversight and providing leadership to a large, professional, diverse and dispersed organisation. From the Cold War to the War on Terror; from the floating of the dollar to GATT and the WTO; managing relations big and small, within our region and without; through relentless administrative reforms, technological change and changes of government; steering DFAT requires ‘steady hands’. This collection of public lectures presented in 2006 to the Australian Institute of International Affairs (AIIA) offers an invaluable resource for those with an interest in recent Australian history, foreign policy and public sector administration

A National Asset: 50 Years of the Strategic and Defence Studies Centre

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ISBN: 9781760460563 Year: DOI: 10.22459/NA.08.2016 Language: English
Publisher: ANU Press
Subject: Sociology --- Medicine (General)
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This volume commemorates the 50th anniversary of the Strategic and Defence Studies Centre (SDSC). The Centre is Australia’s largest body of scholars dedicated to the analysis of the use of armed force in its political context and one of the earliest generation of post-World War II research institutions on strategic affairs. The book features chapters replete with stories of university politics, internal SDSC activities, cooperation among people with different social and political values, and conflicts between others, as well as the Centre’s public achievements. It also details the evolution of strategic studies in Australia and the contribution of academia and defence intellectuals to national defence policy.

The law in the information and risk society

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ISBN: 9783863950125 Year: Pages: 181 Language: English
Publisher: Universitätsverlag Göttingen
Subject: Law --- Business and Management --- Economics --- Political Science
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The information and risk society poses a new challenge for the law in all its fragments. Modern media communication and technologies increase people’s prosperity while stating new risks with not uncommonly devastating crisis-potential: The banking crisis, the safety net for the euro zone and the nuclear incident in Fukushima are only the latest forms of those specific modern common dangers which the law is facing – in many cases due to it’s domestically limited validity - not or not sufficiently prepared. In order to promote the international dialog within the jurisprudence there was a conference in October 2010 held by the faculty of law of the Georg-August-Universität, supported by the chair of GAU, together with the faculty of Seoul National University School of Law discussing main issues of law in a modern information and risk society. With this volume the results of this convention shall be made accessible to everybody interested. Thereby it illustrates not only the variety of new issues and aspects, but also reveals that this can only be the beginning on the way to a deeper understanding of the complex correlations. Volume 10 in the series „Göttinger Juristische Schriften“ The series is published by the Faculty of Law of the Georg-August-Universität Göttingen und makes events at the faculty publicly available.

Leading Cities

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ISBN: 9781787355453 Year: Pages: 140 DOI: 10.14324/111.9781787355453 Language: English
Publisher: UCL Press
Subject: Political Science --- Sociology
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Leading Cities is a global review of the state of city leadership and urban governance today. Drawing on research into 202 cities in 100 countries, the book provides a broad, international evidence base grounded in the experiences of all types of cities. It offers a scholarly but also practical assessment of how cities are led, what challenges their leaders face, and the ways in which this leadership is increasingly connected to global affairs.&#xD;&#xD;Arguing that effective leadership is not just something created by an individual, Elizabeth Rapoport, Michele Acuto and Leonora Grcheva focus on three elements of city leadership: leaders, the structures and institutions that underpin them, and the tools used to drive change. Each of these elements are examined in turn, as are the major urban policy issues that leaders confront today on the ground. The book also takes a deep dive into one particular example of tool or instrument of city leadership – the strategic urban plan.&#xD;

Electronic Iran - The Cultural Politics of an Online Evolution

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Book Series: New Directions in International Studies ISBN: 9780813561929 9780813561936 9780813561943 Year: Pages: 168 DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_469368 Language: English
Publisher: Rutgers University Press Grant: Knowledge Unlatched
Subject: Media and communication
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Electronic Iran introduces the concept of the Iranian Internet, a framework that captures interlinked, transnational networks of virtual and offline spaces. Taking her cues from early Internet ethnographies that stress the importance of treating the Internet as both a site and product of cultural production, accounts in media studies that highlight the continuities between old and new media, and a range of works that have made critical interventions in the field of Iranian studies, Niki Akhavan traces key developments and confronts conventional wisdom about digital media in general, and contemporary Iranian culture and politics in particular.&#xD;&#xD;&#xD;Akhavan focuses largely on the years between 1998 and 2012 to reveal a diverse and combative virtual landscape where both geographically and ideologically dispersed individuals and groups deployed Internet technologies to variously construct, defend, and challenge narratives of Iranian national identity, society, and politics. While it tempers celebratory claims that have dominated assessments of the Iranian Internet, Electronic Iran is ultimately optimistic in its outlook. As it exposes and assesses overlooked aspects of the Iranian Internet, the book sketches a more complete map of its dynamic landscape, and suggests that the transformative powers of digital media can only be developed and understood if attention is paid to both the specificities of new technologies as well as the local and transnational contexts in which they appear. &#xD;&#xD;This title was made Open Access by libraries from around the world through Knowledge Unlatched.

Representing Mass Violence: Conflicting Responses to Human Rights Violations in Darfur

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ISBN: 9780520281509 9780520963085 Year: Pages: 362 DOI: 10.1525/luminos.4 Language: English
Publisher: University of California Press
Subject: Law --- Sociology --- History
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How do interventions by the UN Security Council and the International Criminal Court influence representations of mass violence? What images arise instead from the humanitarianism and diplomacy fields? How are these competing perspectives communicated to the public via mass media? Zooming in on the case of Darfur, Joachim J. Savelsberg analyzes more than three thousand news reports and opinion pieces and interviews leading newspaper correspondents, NGO experts, and foreign ministry officials from eight countries to show the dramatic differences in the framing of mass violence around the world and across social fields.

Die Verwaltung der Prostitution

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Book Series: Gender Studies ISBN: 9783837611175 9783839411179 Year: DOI: 10.14361/9783839411179 Language: German
Publisher: transcript Verlag Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 103292
Subject: Political Science
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Prostitution wird häufig als moralisches oder rechtliches Problem diskutiert. Sie ist aber auch eine Herausforderung für die (lokale) Verwaltung: Polizisten bekämpfen Menschenhandel, Gesundheitsämter fürchten um die öffentliche Hygiene, Ordnungsbehörden mahnen Kunden auf dem Straßenstrich ab, Bauämter überwachen die Einrichtung von Bordellen, Vereine betreiben Aufklärung und HIV-Prävention. Auf welches Wissen sie dabei zurückgreifen und wie sie die Subjekte ihres Tuns herstellen - das zeigt diese staatsethnografische Studie erstmals am Beispiel deutscher, polnischer und tschechischer Kommunen.

Fraktale Sicherheiten

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Book Series: Kultur und soziale Praxis ISBN: 9783837618129 9783839418123 Year: DOI: 10.14361/transcript.9783839418123 Language: German
Publisher: transcript Verlag Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 103246
Subject: Political Science
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Quer durch alle gesellschaftlichen Bereiche besitzt das Konzept der Prävention ein hohes Maß an Akzeptanz. Das Bedürfnis nach Sicherheit tritt besonders in der kommunalen Kriminalprävention in Erscheinung und konkretisiert sich dort in Form eines Konglomerats aus diskursiver Wahrheitsproduktion und ortsgebundenen Alltagspraktiken. Im Anschluss an Michel Foucault und Algirdas Julien Greimas regt Verena Schreiber zu einem spekulativen Denken über unser Verhältnis zur Prävention an und spürt jenen Zusammenhängen nach, welche die Kriminalprävention zu einem Freiheitsversprechen werden lassen, das aus keiner Perspektive mehr in Frage steht.

Soziale Stadtpolitik

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Book Series: Urban Studies ISBN: 9783899426229 9783839406229 Year: DOI: 10.14361/9783839406229 Language: German
Publisher: transcript Verlag Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 103301
Subject: Political Science
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Seit den späten 1980er Jahren hat sich in Europa ein Planungsansatz etabliert, der mit quartiersbezogenen Strategien versucht, der sozialräumlichen Segregation in den Großstädten entgegenzuwirken. Die Studie rekonstruiert die Entwicklung dieser Politik von frühen Diskursen bis hin zu politischen Beschlüssen und der Umsetzung in Förderprogrammen und Projekten. Sie zeigt, wie es im Politikprozess zu der jeweiligen Kopplung von Problemdeutung und Instrumentierung kam. Als Beispiele werden die EU-Gemeinschaftsinitiativen URBAN I und II, das Bund-Länder-Programm "Soziale Stadt" und die "Sozialorientierte Stadtentwicklung" in Berlin betrachtet.

The External Relations of the European Union

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ISBN: 9783035264975 9782875742308 9783035264975 9783035299144 Year: DOI: 10.3726/9783035264975 Language: English
Publisher: Peter Lang International Academic Publishing Group Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 103675
Subject: History
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The book analyses the attitudes of non-EU countries towards European integration in historical and contemporary perspectives. The authors study a range of actors in Europe and beyond to explain the impact of the creation of the European Communities on the international system and how the EU is perceived in the world. The book further shows the significance of the institutional interplay within the EU, and between EU institutions, member states and external actors led by their own internal dynamics to explain policy outcomes. It investigates to what extent the perceptions of the international community towards the European Communities and the EU have been influenced by the complexity of their decision-making and the difficulty of reconciling the views of member states on key external relations issues. The authors also study the interplay of non-EU countries and the EU within the broader context of international and regional institutions and forums for international cooperation.

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