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Accountability in Crises and Public Trust in Governing Institutions

Accountability in Crises and Public Trust in Governing Institutions

1st Edition

By Lina Svedin
September 11, 2014

This book examines how efforts to exert accountability in crises affect public trust in governing institutions. Using Sweden as the case study, this book provides a framework to analyse accountability in crises and looks at how this affects trust in government. Crises test the fabric of governing ...

Local Partnership and Social Exclusion in the European Union New Forms of Local Social Governance?

Local Partnership and Social Exclusion in the European Union: New Forms of Local Social Governance?

1st Edition

Edited By John Benington, Mike Geddes
May 29, 2001

This book explores local partnership-based initiatives to tackle European-wide problems of poverty and social exclusion. A major comparative study of the fast developing theme of social exclusion, the contributors look at its causes, effects and at the ways it might be combatted. Based on in-depth,...

Social Relations and Social Exclusion Rethinking Political Economy

Social Relations and Social Exclusion: Rethinking Political Economy

1st Edition

By Peter Somerville
January 24, 2001

Examining the rational individual, this book develops a new approach to the theory of social relations. It explores how far we make sense of society on the assumption that people act as independent and free individuals, exercising rational choice. Re-examining the family, community, workplace and ...

Ethics and Political Practice Perspectives on Legislative Ethics

Ethics and Political Practice: Perspectives on Legislative Ethics

1st Edition

Edited By Noel Preston, Charles Sampford
October 01, 1999

First Published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

Understanding the Politics of Pandemic Scares An Introduction to Global Politosomatics

Understanding the Politics of Pandemic Scares: An Introduction to Global Politosomatics

1st Edition

By Mika Aaltola
August 10, 2011

Reactions to pandemics are unlike any other global emergency; with an emphasis on withdrawal and containment of the sight of the infected. Dealing with the historical and conceptual background of diseases in politics and international relations, this volume investigates the global political ...

Changing Images of Civil Society From Protest to Governance

Changing Images of Civil Society: From Protest to Governance

1st Edition

Edited By Bruno Jobert, Beate Kohler-Koch
June 09, 2010

Civil society has become one of the key parts of the reference framework for governance, seeking to replace traditional public action in which representative democracy is combined with bureaucratic implementation. The success of the civil society myth contrasts with and consequently manifests ...

Governing Modern Societies Towards Participatory Governance

Governing Modern Societies: Towards Participatory Governance

1st Edition

By Hubert Heinelt
February 25, 2010

Is the ‘golden age’ of democracy really over due to the pressures of globalisation and the erosion of the nation state? Within this book, Heinelt seeks to address the democratic deficit in political systems linked to limited Citizen Participation reflecting on the notion of democracy and ...

Reasserting the Public in Public Services New Public Management Reforms

Reasserting the Public in Public Services: New Public Management Reforms

1st Edition

Edited By M. Ramesh, Eduardo Araral, Xun Wu
February 25, 2010

After two decades of dominating the public sector reform agenda, privatization is on the wane as states gradually reassert themselves in many formerly privatized sectors. The change of direction is a response to the realization that privatization is not working as intended, especially in public ...

Legitimacy and Urban Governance A Cross-National Comparative Study

Legitimacy and Urban Governance: A Cross-National Comparative Study

1st Edition

Edited By Hubert Heinelt, David Sweeting, Panagiotis Getimis
February 27, 2009

A fresh examination of the relationship between two key issues in the on-going debate on urban governance - leadership and community involvement. It explores the nature of the interaction between community involvement and political leadership in modern local governance by drawing on ...

Urban Governance and Democracy Leadership and Community Involvement

Urban Governance and Democracy: Leadership and Community Involvement

1st Edition

Edited By Michael Haus, Hubert Heinelt, Murray Stewart
December 04, 2007

The issue of local governance is high on the institutional agenda of many local and regional authorities throughout the OECD countries. This book explores the relationship between two key issues of urban governance - leadership and community involvement - and how making these two elements more ...

The Politicization of the Civil Service in Comparative Perspective A Quest for Control

The Politicization of the Civil Service in Comparative Perspective: A Quest for Control

1st Edition

Edited By B. Guy Peters, Jon Pierre
August 02, 2004

This book addresses an important issue and debate in public administration: the politicization of civil service systems and personnel. Using a comparative framework the authors address issues such as compensation, appointments made from outside the civil service system, anonymity, partisanship and ...

Why Does Policy Change? Lessons from British Transport Policy 1945-99

Why Does Policy Change?: Lessons from British Transport Policy 1945-99

1st Edition

By Dr Geoffrey Dudley, Geoffrey Dudley, Jeremy Richardson
August 02, 2004

The tension between policy stability and change is a key political phenomenon, but its dynamics have been little understood. Why Does Policy Change? examines and explains the dynamics of major policy change by looking at case studies from British Transport policy since 1945. The significant ...

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