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The Paradoxes of Transparency

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Book Series: MARE Publication Series ISBN: 9789089640604 Year: Pages: 304 DOI: 10.5117/9789089640604 Language: Undetermined
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press
Subject: Aquaculture and Fisheries --- Political Science --- Social Sciences --- Languages and Literatures
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The International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES) is the central scientific network within the massive set of bureaucracies that is responsible for Europe's Common Fisheries Policy (CFP). While spending the past 25 years failing to sustain Europe's fish stocks, this management system also became adept at making the lives of its scientists miserable. Now it is being confronted by the complex challenge of an ecosystem-based approach to fisheries management. If this combination of a multi-national bureaucracy, hard politics, and scientific uncertainty has made it impossible to maintain many individual fish stocks, how are decisions going to be made that consider everything from sea birds to climate change? The old political saw that "if you can't solve a problem, make it bigger" has never been put to a test like this! Yet ICES has begun to rise in an impressive way to the scientific challenge of providing advice for an ecosystem approach within the world's most cumbersome fisheries management system. This book lays out the results of extensive sociological research on ICES and the decision making systems into which it feeds. ICES is finding ways to provide effective advice in the many situations where scientific advice is needed but a clear, simple answer is out of reach. In spite of the difficulties, scientists are beginning to help the various parties concerned with management to deal with facts about nature in ways that are more useful and transparent.

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.

Vertrouwen in burgers

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Book Series: WRR Rapporten ISBN: 9789089644046 Year: Pages: 288 DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_424533 Language: Dutch;
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press
Subject: Political Science
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Public administration

Dertig jaar privatisering, verzelfstandiging en marktwerking

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Book Series: WRR Webpublicatie ISBN: 9789089645142 Year: Pages: 106 DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_431117 Language: Dutch;
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press
Subject: Economics --- Political Science
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This publication provides an overview of the last thirty years of Dutch policy and policy thinking in the area of privatization and market forces.

All’origine di una burocrazia moderna: il personale del Ministero delle Finanze nel Mezzogiorno di primo Ottocento

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Book Series: Clio: Saggi di scienze storiche, archeologiche e storico-artistiche ISSN: 2532-4608 ISBN: 9788888904115 Year: Volume: 6 Pages: 132 DOI: 10.6093/978-88-88904-11-5 Language: Italian
Publisher: FedOA - Federico II University Press
Subject: History
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The transition from the French Decade to the years of the Second Restoration represents a qualifying moment in the history of Southern Italy. Closely connected to the topic of the State-Building, studied in its peculiar traits, the construction of a modern bureaucracy begins precisely from that point, contributing to a greater articulation of the Bourbon period. The core of the volume is the structure of the Ministry of Finance, investigated by focusing on its personnel.Through extensive and unpublished records, combined with a consistent bibliography, broadly composed of primary sources, the book crosses different subjects: from governmental action to the institutional one; from the individual prospective to that of the territory. The growth of the administration, which the investigation reveals, seems to influence in many aspects the profile of southern society, suggesting a dynamic dimension of the State. In the background, there was a territory far from being inactive: in fact, the State confirms his role of place identifier and classifier, even through a process of defining a bureaucratic identity in relation to the local dimensions in which it operates

The Asia-Europe Meeting: Contributing to a New Global Governance Architecture

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Book Series: ICAS Publications Series ISBN: 9789089643438 Year: Pages: 264 DOI: 10.5117/9789089643438 Language: Undetermined
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press
Subject: Political Science
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The Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) process was designed in 1996 to bring Asia and Europe closer together. The Asia-Europe Meeting: Contributing to a New Global Governance Architecture focuses on the discussions and results of the eighth ASEM Summit that took place in October 2010 in Brussels. It gives a multifaceted picture of Asia-Europe convergences and disparities and helps to understand how these are dealt with through interregional political dialogue. Renowned academics and observers of Asia-Europe relations provide analysis and essential insights into the advantages and limitations of contemporary ASEM affairs, their most pertinent issues, and the role of ASEM as a constituent of the developing new global governance architecture. In addition, the book offers a unique insider's perspective of the preparations and negotiations of the Brussels events. The Annex of the book furthermore includes ASEM related primary sources not available in any publicly accessible record.

Ideational Leadership in German Welfare State Reform

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Book Series: Changing Welfare States ISBN: 9789089641861 Year: Pages: 256 DOI: 10.5117/9789089641861 Language: Undetermined
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press
Subject: Political Science --- Social and Public Welfare --- Sociology
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The author of this innovative study argues that key politicians and their policy ideas, through "ideational leadership", have played an important role in the passing of structural reforms in the change-resistant German welfare state. This argument is based on in-depth case studies of individual reforms in health care, pensions and unemployment insurance since the early 1990s as well as a concise analysis of recent changes in family policy. Stiller concludes that Germany, traditionally a Bismarckian welfare state, has embarked on a path of 'hybridisation' that confronts German politics with growing societal divisions. This thought-provoking title is highly recommended for policymakers, scholars and students interested in the past and future reforms of the German welfare state, leadership, and the role of ideas in policymaking.

Thuis voelen in de buurt: een opgave voor stedelijke vernieuwing

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Book Series: NICIS ISBN: 9789089641519 Year: Pages: 136 DOI: 10.5117/9789089641519 Language: Undetermined
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press
Subject: Political Science --- Sociology
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Public administration; Sociology

Illegal Residence and Public Safety in the Netherlands

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Book Series: IMISCoe Dissertations ISBN: 9789089640499 Year: Pages: 256 DOI: 10.5117/9789089640499 Language: Undetermined
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press
Subject: Political Science --- Sociology --- History --- Migration --- Performing Arts
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Making illegal residence unattractive is a way for Western governments to limit migration from non-Western countries. Focusing on Dutch neighbourhoods with substantial levels of unauthorised migrants, Illegal Residence and Public Safety in the Netherlands examines how restrictive immigration policy influences immigrant crime and perceived neighborhood security. Salient questions arise. To what extent, and under which conditions, do illegal residence and illegal migration impact public safety? Does having illegal residence status influence how people observe or break the law and other social rules? Do their ties with established groups, such as legal migrants, employers and partners, have any sway? Answers to these issues begin surfacing in this rich combination of quantitative information, comprising police figures and surveys on victimisation, and qualitative sources, including interviews at the Dutch Aliens Custody and urban field research.

Statistics and Reality

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Book Series: IMISCoe Reports ISBN: 9789089640529 Year: Pages: 320 DOI: 10.5117/9789089640529 Language: Undetermined
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press
Subject: Political Science --- Sociology
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In the last decade, there has been a distinct trend towards a worldwide harmonisation of migration statistics, chiefly pushed by international bodies and organisations that need comparative data. Statistics and Reality shows that these attempts have as yet not been very successful. It provides an accessible account of the history of migration measurement in Europe and analyses the current conceptualisations of migration and data gathering procedures in twelve European countries in the context of their migration histories. Based on this analysis, the authors provide a critical insight into the migrant stocks and flows in their countries.

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