Reforms at Risk: What Happens After Major Policy Changes Are by Eric M. Patashnik

By Eric M. Patashnik

Reforms at Risk is the 1st ebook to heavily study what occurs to sweeping and possible profitable coverage reforms once they are handed. so much books concentrate on the politics of reform adoption, but as Eric Patashnik exhibits right here, the political fight doesn't finish while significant reforms turn into enacted. Why do sure hugely praised coverage reforms suffer whereas others are quietly reversed or eroded away?

Patashnik friends into essentially the most severe arenas of domestic-policy reform--including taxes, agricultural subsidies, airline deregulation, emissions buying and selling, welfare nation reform, and reform of presidency procurement--to establish the criteria that let reform measures to outlive. He argues that the reforms that stick break an latest coverage subsystem and reconfigure the political dynamic. Patashnik demonstrates that sustainable reforms create confident coverage feedbacks, rework associations, and sometimes unharness the ''creative destructiveness'' of industry forces.

Reforms at Risk debunks the argument that reforms necessarily fail simply because Congress is prey to big pursuits, and the booklet offers a extra reasonable portrait of the probabilities and bounds of optimistic swap in American govt. it really is crucial examining for students and practitioners of U.S. politics and public coverage, supplying sensible classes for an individual who desires to make sure that hard-fought reform victories survive.

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Culture Wars: An Encyclopedia of Issues, Voices, and by Roger Chapman

By Roger Chapman

This really expert encyclopedia teams a enormously wide variety of subject matters less than the overall rubric of “culture wars.” one of the greater than six hundred entries can be discovered insurance of the yankee Civil Liberties Union; Barbie doll; Coulter, Ann; Fur; Gangs; Hispanic american citizens; Moore, Michael; and Smoking in public. every one access contains see additionally references and a bibliography. A “Topic Finder” is helping readers locate like articles lower than free groupings corresponding to “Activists and Advocates,” “Ideologies and Movements,” and “Social and ethical Issues.” The participants, nearly all lecturers, show a hardly bland, occasionally quirky, and customarily enticing type of writing. Entries do a superb task of explaining why the themes they handle are a part of the tradition wars, and plenty of lay out opposing viewpoints in addition to supplying context and heritage. for instance, Drug checking out explains how the perform started and has grown and descriptions the arguments and methods on either side. Longer entries, comparable to Globalization, well-being care, and correct to die, provide helpful ancient summaries displaying how quite a few debates have developed. facts, vital complaints, and books and different records are pointed out during the entries, bolstering their authority and objectivity. tradition Wars makes for attention-grabbing studying and is usually recommended for collections in educational and big public libraries.

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The New Accountability: High Schools and High-Stakes Testing by Martin Carnoy, Richard Elmore, Leslie Siskin

By Martin Carnoy, Richard Elmore, Leslie Siskin

"Standard-based responsibility" has turn into a constant buzzword emanating from the mouths of hopeful politicians-liberal and conservative-for nearly 20 years. yet does responsibility paintings? The New Accountability explores the present wave of assessment-based institution responsibility reforms, which mix traditions in American education-public responsibility and pupil trying out.

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Soko Asyl by Ulf Küch

By Ulf Küch

Die Ladendiebstähle schnellten plötzlich nach oben. Die Zahl der Einbrüche verdoppelte sich in einigen Gegenden. Manche Bürger trauten sich nicht mehr auf die Straße, als im benachbarten Auffanglager plötzlich über 4000 statt 500 Flüchtlinge lebten. Die Kriminalpolizei von Braunschweig reagierte schneller als jede andere in Deutschland. Kripo-Chef Ulf Küch richtete bereits im Sommer 2015 die erste Sonderkommission zur Flüchtlingskriminalität ein. Er weiß deshalb genau, wovon er redet. In seinem Buch berichten er und seine Soko-Kollegen von ihrem Alltag und ihrem Kampf gegen eingeschleuste organisierte Kriminelle, Raubüberfälle und Drogenhandel. Sie gelten als die Spezialisten für Flüchtlingskriminalität. Nicht erst seit den Vorkommnissen der Silvesternacht in Köln werden sie von Kollegen deutschlandweit um Hilfe gebeten. Küch und seine Beamten benennen schonungslos Probleme, erklären, mit welchen methods kriminelle Asylbewerber arbeiten und offenbaren die Fehler und Versäumnisse der Politik. Sie distanzieren sich jedoch auch von falschen Gerüchten, die den Menschen in Deutschland Angst machen. Ein wichtiges Buch, um zu verstehen, used to be der Zustrom von Flüchtlingen wirklich für unsere Gesellschaft bedeutet und wie wir den Herausforderungen gegenübertreten können.

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The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR): by Alexander Betts

By Alexander Betts

This is a concise and accomplished advent to either the realm of refugees and the UN association that protects and assists them. Written through specialists within the box, this can be one of many only a few books that hint the connection among country pursuits, international politics, and the paintings of the United countries excessive Commissioner for Refugees’ (UNHCR). Looking forward into the twenty-first century, the authors define how the altering nature of clash and displacement poses UNHCR with a brand new array of demanding situations and the way there exists a primary rigidity among the UN’s human rights schedule of shielding refugees fleeing clash and persecution and the protection, political and fiscal pursuits of states round the world.  Key issues mentioned comprise: The UNHCR as an actor in global politics when you consider that 1950 Refugee definition and security tools New challenges to the UNHCR's mandate Institutional strengths and weaknesses Asylum crises within the worldwide North and worldwide South Protracted refugee occasions and internally displaced individuals Key criticisms and carrying on with relevance of the UNHCR.

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Unlearning the Colonial Cultures of Planning by Libby Porter

By Libby Porter

A lot has been written concerning the territorial, fiscal and political tasks of colonialisation and their ongoing outcomes. This e-book argues that the cultural 'grand initiatives' of colonialism have had simply as a lot effect, specifically the state-based job of making plans and the way this used to be used to conceptualize, form and deal with position in settler societies. It units out how making plans monitors its colonial roots either in its cause and its content material, in that it's used to suitable territory for administration by means of the country after which to supply an ordered, coherent method of land rules and keep an eye on. In doing so, it demonstrates how making plans used to be significant to the colonial invasion of settler states, but additionally the way it endures as a colonial perform in complicated post-colonial settings. in addition, it examines how this colonial tradition of making plans, manifested in daily perform, has come to form land use contests among indigenous humans and (usually non-indigenous) planners in modern post-colonial states.

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Leadership and Change in the Human Services: Selected by David Race

By David Race

For over 40 years Wolf Wolfensberger has been an important determine on the planet of human providers, in particular within the box of studying incapacity. His paintings on normalization and citizen advocacy within the overdue Nineteen Sixties and early Seventies has been said via supporters and critics alike to were basic to advancements in a few nations, such a lot significantly his followed state, and the united states, Canada, Australasia, and the united kingdom. His extra paintings in constructing the idea of social position valorization, the successor to normalisation, and as a commentator on broader developments in society and their results on weak humans and providers for them has ensured his position as an important voice for values and the human worthy of every body. by no means scared of controversy, his perspectives have introduced him into clash with institutional vested pursuits and radical teams alike.In management and alter in Human providers David Race introduces the reader to Wolfensberger's key principles via a sequence of extracts, with observation, from his released paintings. during the edited choice, the emphasis is on putting Wolfensburger's paintings in modern context and reading its carrying on with relevance this present day. together with a entire bibliography of Wolfensburger's written output, this text deals a useful resource of connection with all these excited by the new background of the human providers.

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Beyond Sputnik: U.S. Science Policy in the 21st Century by Homer Alfred Neal, Tobin Smith, Jennifer McCormick

By Homer Alfred Neal, Tobin Smith, Jennifer McCormick

Technology and know-how are liable for nearly each increase in our smooth caliber of lifestyles. but technological know-how is not just approximately laboratories, telescopes and particle accelerators. Public coverage exerts a huge effect on how the medical neighborhood conducts its paintings. past Sputnik is a entire survey of the sphere to be used as an introductory textbook in classes and a reference consultant for legislators, scientists, reporters, and advocates trying to comprehend the technology policy-making strategy. distinct case studies---on issues from cloning and stem mobilephone examine to place of origin defense and technological know-how education---offer readers the chance to review actual cases of policymaking at paintings. Authors and specialists Homer A. Neal, Tobin L. Smith, and Jennifer B. McCormick suggest useful how you can enforce sound public coverage in technology and expertise and spotlight how those regulations will advisor the result of medical discovery for years to come.Homer A. Neal is the Samuel A. Goudsmit amazing college Professor of Physics, intervening time President Emeritus, and vp for learn Emeritus on the college of Michigan, and is a former member of the U.S. nationwide technological know-how Board.Tobin L. Smith is affiliate vp for Federal kin on the organization of yankee Universities. He was once previously Assistant Director of the collage of Michigan and MIT Washington, DC, offices.Jennifer B. McCormick is an Assistant Professor of Biomedical Ethics within the department of basic inner medication on the Mayo collage of drugs in Rochester, Minnesota, and is the affiliate Director of the examine Ethics source, a part of the Mayo Clinic's NIH medical Translational technology Award study programs.GO past SPUTNIK ONLINE--Visit www.science-policy.net for the newest information, educating assets, studying courses, and internship possibilities within the 21st-Century box of technology policy."Beyond Sputnik is a readable, concise, but remarkably accomplished advent to modern technological know-how coverage. it really is without 'wonkishness' but serves the desires of policymakers and scholars alike. simply because technology and know-how coverage is of critical significance within the twenty-first century this obtainable quantity is a godsend."---Charles M. Vest, President of the nationwide Academy of Engineering and Vice Chair of the nationwide study Council of the nationwide Academies of Sciences and Engineering"This hugely researched ebook is a treasure trove for someone excited by technological know-how coverage with regards to such demanding situations as supplying strength, protecting the surroundings, assuring healthcare, growing jobs, and more."---Norman Augustine, retired Chairman and CEO of Lockheed Martin company and recipient of the 2008 Vannevar Bush Award from the nationwide technological know-how Board"Science coverage is a topic of transforming into significance within the usa, but there has lengthy been a vacuum between textbooks within the box. past Sputnik fills it wonderfully and may be greeted with enthusiasm via scholars and college alike. Even those that have practiced the artwork for years will study from it."---Albert Teich, Director of technology and coverage courses on the American organization for the development of Science"Homer A. Neal, Tobin L. Smith, and Jennifer B. McCormick have written a landmark paintings calling for a countrywide attempt to revive our nation's energy within the fields of technology, strength, and schooling, as we did within the striking yr following Sputnik. the following preident may still learn past Sputnik and settle for this name to motion as did President Eisenhower."---Ambassador David M. Abshire, President of the guts for the research of the Presidency, Cofounder and vp of the guts for Strategic and foreign stories, and President of the Richard Lounsbery Foundation"At final we've got a textual content that tells the tale from the place A. Hunter Dupree left off; an exceptional center textual content for classes in technology and expertise coverage, DC policymakers, and a person who must wake up to hurry within the box . . . The publication that we've got all been ready for."---Christopher T. Hill, Professor of Public coverage and know-how, George Mason college

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Injustice: Why Social Inequality Still Persists by Danny Dorling

By Danny Dorling

In the 5 years because the first version of Injustice there were devastating raises in poverty, starvation, and destitution within the United Kingdom.  Globally, the richest 1% have by no means held a better percentage of worldwide wealth, whereas the proportion of many of the different ninety nine% has fallen within the final 5 years, with progressively more humans in debt, in particular the younger. monetary inequalities will persist and keep growing for so long as we tolerate the injustices which underpin them.

This absolutely rewritten and up to date version revisits Dorling’s declare that Beveridge’s 5 social evils are being changed through 5 new tenets of injustice: elitism is effective; exclusion is important; prejudice is usual; greed is nice; and depression is inevitable. by means of exhibiting those ideals are unfounded, Dorling deals desire of a extra equivalent society.

we live within the such a lot outstanding and unsafe instances. With each year that passes it's extra glaring that Injustice is vital studying for somebody who's excited by social justice and desires to focus on it.

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The Environment and Social Policy (Gildredge Social Policy by Michael Cahill

By Michael Cahill

Concentrating on human welfare and the surroundings from a social coverage point of view, this article indicates how environmental matters have gotten more and more principal to policy-making and discusses the jobs of relevant and native executive relating to environmental issues.The surroundings and Social coverage covers the subsequent modern themes: sustainability, neighborhood schedule 21, eco-friendly rules, environmental wellbeing and fitness, housing and concrete improvement, nutrition, paintings and globalisation. every one bankruptcy begins with an outline of the subject and ends with a listing of key issues and a consultant to additional interpreting. center innovations are sincerely defined and illustrated all through this article which gives scholars with a concise and updated precis of what they should understand.

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