Category «Public Affairs»

Civic Apps Competition Handbook: A Guide to Planning, by Kate Eyler-Werve

By Kate Eyler-Werve

Set up a Civic Apps pageant (CAC) on your urban. This sensible advisor offers most sensible practices for every section of the method, dependent mostly at the authors' firsthand event making plans and dealing with Apps for Metro Chicago (A4MC). you are going to examine every little thing from atmosphere pursuits and making a funds to working the contest and measuring the end result. CACs supply software program programmers with structures for development powerful apps, utilizing open govt information with the intention to foster neighborhood involvement and make executive extra obvious. This guide is helping you tackle severe questions on the method and indicates you what is required for making your pageant profitable.

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The Welfare Economics of Public Policy: A Practical Approach by Richard E. Just

By Richard E. Just

This striking textual content, a follow-up to the authors’ award-winning 1982 textual content, presents an intensive remedy of monetary welfare thought and develops a whole theoretical and empirical framework for utilized undertaking and coverage overview. The authors illustrate how this thought can be utilized to increase coverage research from either thought and estimation in quite a few components together with: foreign alternate, the economics of technological switch, agricultural economics, the economics of data, environmental economics, and the economics of extractive and renewable usual assets. construction on willingness-to-pay (WTP) measures because the beginning for utilized welfare economics, the authors strengthen measures for companies and families the place families are considered as either shoppers and owner/sellers of assets. probabilities are provided for (1) approximating WTP with customer surplus, (2) measuring WTP precisely topic to mistakes in current econometric paintings, and (3) utilizing duality thought to specify econometric equations in step with conception.

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Corporate Power and Social Policy in a Global Economy: by Kevin Farnsworth

By Kevin Farnsworth

Spanning the entire period of the Conservative governments and the 1st time period of latest Labour, this e-book appears at mechanisms of company energy and impact; company opinion and impact in more than a few social coverage parts together with: schooling, education, well-being and social safety; altering enterprise impact on social coverage lately in a global context and enterprise involvement in social coverage projects and welfare delivery.

By exploring enterprise perspectives and evaluations, energy, impression and involvement in social provision, this ebook is helping to deal with very important questions in social coverage and, in so doing, is going a way in the direction of final a gaping gap within the present literature. The book's breadth and multidisciplinary technique will attraction not just to scholars of social coverage, but in addition to scholars of commercial, public zone administration and politics, their academics and coverage makers within the box.

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The Founders, the Constitution, and Public Administration: A by Michael W. Spicer

By Michael W. Spicer

Considered alternately as a drawback to justice, an obstacle to effective executive, and a device wherein a few teams achieve advantages and privileges on the rate of others, public management threatens to develop into the whipping boy of yankee govt. during this cutting edge examine the nation's forms, Michael W. Spicer revisits the values of the structure that allows you to reconcile the executive nation to its many critics.

Drawing on political and social philosophy, Spicer argues that there's a primary philosophical clash over the position of cause in society among writers in public management and the designers of the yankee structure. This exam of worldviews illuminates the matter that American executive faces in attempting to floor a valid public management within the structure. protecting and constructing the Founders' concept that political strength, no matter what its resource, has to be checked, he seriously examines latest rules concerning the position of public management in American governance and provides another imaginative and prescient of public management extra in accordance with the Founders' constitutional layout. This booklet will supply clean insights for an individual drawn to the function of public management within the usa at the present time.

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The Art and Craft of Policy Advising: A Practical Guide by David Bromell

By David Bromell

This publication bargains a realistic advisor for coverage advisors and their managers, grounded within the author’s vast adventure as a senior coverage practitioner in primary and native govt. powerful coverage advising doesn't continue in ‘cycles’ or well ordered ‘stages’ and ‘steps’, yet is initially a dating equipped on cautious listening, figuring out one’s position within the constitutional scheme of items, changing into beneficial and profitable the arrogance of determination makers. the writer introduces readers to a public price method of coverage advising that makes use of collective pondering to deal with advanced coverage difficulties; evidence-informed coverage research that components in feelings and values; and the perform of ‘gifting and gaining’ (rather than ‘trade-offs’) in collaborative governing for the long run. idea is balanced with sensible representation and strategies, instruments and methods, assisting readers grasp the artwork of speaking what decision-makers have to listen, in addition to what they wish to listen to.

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Handbook of juvenile justice : theory and practice by Barbara Sims, Pamela Preston

By Barbara Sims, Pamela Preston

Too usually execs in public coverage or legal justice needs to scramble to discover extra examining on juvenile legislation and justice or on juvenile delinquency themes simply because so much references and textbooks offer insufficient assurance of many problems with significance. The Handbook of sweet sixteen Justice: idea and Practice responds to this want by way of offering complete insurance of this crucial box of research.

Resulting from long research by way of the editors approximately what are pointed out because the so much urgent matters within the box, this quantity comprises contributions from well-known specialists, a lot of whom are released with the yank Society of Criminology and the Academy of felony Justice Sciences. those authors bring a balanced illustration of theoretical, study, coverage, and felony fabrics linked to the juvenile justice method. The e-book offers either historic and sleek money owed of serious concerns, and incorporates a coverage method of problems with delinquency, prestige offense, therapy, punishment, particular populations, and early intervention courses. this article is perfect as a source for execs learning juvenile justice and its influence on public policy.

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Performance Management and Budgeting: How Governments Can by F Stevens Redburn, Robert J. Shea, Terry F. Buss, David M.

By F Stevens Redburn, Robert J. Shea, Terry F. Buss, David M. Walker

This e-book presents a clean examine the method wherein governments carry themselves responsible to their electorate for functionality. not like the plethora of different books within the box, it examines all facets of the functionality administration and Budgeting factor, not just from the federal, kingdom, and native views, but in addition the world over in either constructing and constructed countries.Covering either conceptual and theoretical frameworks in functionality administration and funds, the publication analyzes the effectiveness of other methods. that includes insights from a bunch of distinctive participants, it ties present functionality administration ways into the century-old literature on public quarter reform and administration, and provides arguments for and opposed to functionality administration in addition to tips on find out how to increase the firm.

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Advancing Excellence and Public Trust in Government by Cal Clark, George Amedee, David Anderson, Sandra Fabry

By Cal Clark, George Amedee, David Anderson, Sandra Fabry Wirtz, Maria T. Folmar, Richard Greene, Keenan Grenell, Christopher Hoene, Harold C. General Moore, Kenneth Penn, Suzanne J. Piotrowski, Irene Rubin, Don-Terry Veal, William I. Sauser Jr., Christa Sla

During the last 4 a long time the general public belief in govt within the usa has fallen dramatically as a result of a "perfect typhoon" of contributing elements, corresponding to a doubtless by no means finishing string of political scandals, partisan polarization and poisonous assault politics, and depressing mess ups to reply to normal failures or the devastation of the nice Recession. This booklet includes the educational shows that have been made on the Symposium on "Advancing Excellence and Public belief in govt" that used to be held on the nationwide Press membership in Washington D.C. on September 17, 2007. specifically, the Symposium centred upon how enhancing transparency in governmental operations may be used to appease a number of the well known doubts approximately and hostility towards America's governments.There was once definitely a truly extensive consensus on the Symposium that transparency in govt is intensely fascinating, has to be better, will carry reform and development to the general public area, and may make an important contribution to the recovery of the general public belief within the usa. certainly, help for greater transparency are available around the political spectrum, as either conservatives and liberals think that extra openness in govt will advertise elements in their very diverse coverage agendas. really, transparency seems to be an all-American issue.The dialogue on the Symposium revolved round 3 wide topics. the 1st involved transparency approximately govt operations in step with se, similar to how judgements have been made and what precise budgets are. A moment and a bit broader subject involved better transparency of "performance measures" which let us know what the results of particular regulations are and the way powerful or effective executive firms are. 3rd or even extra widely, a number of the contributors argued that normal questions of governance give you the key for a renewal of public belief between our citizenry. This booklet of shows on the Symposium is geared up into 4 elements in keeping with this contrast. half I comprises

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