Copy culture in the US & Germany by Joe Karaganis, Lennart Renkema

By Joe Karaganis, Lennart Renkema

"Copy tradition within the US and Germany" publishes a survey-based examine designed to deliver public opinion to endure on important coverage dialog in regards to the way forward for the net. The learn explores what americans and Germans do with electronic media, what they wish to do, and the way they reconcile their attitudes and values with diverse rules and recommendations to implement copyright on-line.

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The International Committee of Red Cross: A Neutral by David P. Forsythe, Barbara Ann Rieffer-Flanagan

By David P. Forsythe, Barbara Ann Rieffer-Flanagan

The overseas Committee of the purple move (ICRC) has a fancy place in diplomacy, being the mum or dad of foreign humanitarian legislations yet usually performing discretely to strengthen human dignity. handled by way of so much governments as though it have been an inter-governmental association, the ICRC is a non-governmental association, all-Swiss on the best, and it's given rights and tasks within the 1949 Geneva Conventions for sufferers of conflict. Written by way of ambitious specialists within the box, this ebook analyzes overseas humanitarian motion as practiced by means of the overseas crimson pass, explaining its heritage and constitution in addition to reading modern box adventure and vast diplomatic projects on the topic of its crucial initiatives. Such initiatives comprise: making sure that detention stipulations are humane for these imprisoned as a result of political clash or warfare offering fabric and ethical reduction in clash selling improvement of the humanitarian a part of the legislation of conflict bettering the harmony and effectiveness of the stream.

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The White House World: Transitions, Organization, and Office by Martha Joynt Kumar, Terry Sullivan

By Martha Joynt Kumar, Terry Sullivan

When George W. Bush and his employees eventually acquired note he had received the 2000 presidential election, they'd merely thirty-seven days left to shift from crusade mode to governing. thankfully for the Bush staff, a bunch of government students had collected and supplied them with a wealth of substantial research approximately presidential transitions and White condominium operations. The venture was once subsidized via The Pew Charitable Trusts and conducted by means of individuals of the Presidency learn crew of the yankee Political technology Association.

With details overlaying six administrations and interviews with seventy-five former senior White residence officers in addition to with President Gerald Ford, the White apartment Interview software proved a massive source for the hot occupants of the West Wing.

The White apartment international gathers and digests our fabric supplied to incoming White condominium employees. Its person chapters include a veritable “how to” guide: details at the dynamics of White condo operations; the capabilities of 7 serious White condo workplaces; and the particular transition of President Bush.

This certain quantity describes what it really is prefer to paintings within the White House—details identified to few operating outdoors Pennsylvania road. It additionally good points association charts for the places of work analyzed, the 1st finished examine how assorted administrations have dependent those places of work. Plus, in a last part, students and Bush management insiders supply short perspectives of George W. Bush’s distinctive transition into office.

In addition to Professors Kumar and Sullivan, students contributing to the quantity contain: Peri E. Arnold, MaryAnne Borrelli, John P. Burke, George C. Edwards III, John Fortier, Karen Hult, Nancy Kassop, John H. Kessel, G. Calvin Mackenzie, Norman Ornstein, Bradley H. Patterson, Jr., James P. Pfiffner, Kathryn Dunn Tenpas, Charles Walcott, Shirley Anne Warshaw, Stephen J. Wayne. within the part at the Bush transition, we even have an essay by way of a transition insider. Clay Johnson, govt Director of the Bush-Cheney Transition and now director of the White residence place of work of Presidential body of workers, offers a point of view at the transition of 1 who was once there and concerned about judgements when it comes to the beginning up of the administration.

For these attracted to the functioning of the Presidency—whether political actors, observers, or scholars-this publication is a must have. It tells the true tale of who does what, who is aware what, and the way chosen White residence places of work function.

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Security Studies: A Reader by Christopher W. Hughes, Yew Meng Lai

By Christopher W. Hughes, Yew Meng Lai

This reader brings jointly key contributions from some of the prime students within the box, providing scholars an educated evaluate of the main major paintings in safeguard studies.

The editors chart the improvement of the main theoretical and empirical debates in protection stories within the chilly battle and post-Cold conflict classes, introducing the information of the main influential ‘past masters’ and modern thinkers on safety within the united kingdom, US and in other places.

The booklet is split into 5 parts:

  • What is defense?
  • Security Paradigms
  • Security Dimensions and matters
  • Security Frameworks and Actors
  • The way forward for Security.

In order to lead scholars throughout the matters, the e-book has a considerable serious creation exploring the advance of safety reports, in addition to introductory essays that offer an outline of every part, highlighting truly how the readings healthy jointly. feedback for extra studying and key questions for dialogue also are incorporated.

Security Studies is a useful source for all scholars of safeguard stories and foreign relations.

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The Presidency and Public Policy: The Four Arenas of by Robert Spitzer

By Robert Spitzer

Spitzer's vintage learn of presidential strength, The Presidency and Public coverage examines the yearly household legislative courses folks presidents from 1954-1974 to teach how and in what methods the features in their proposals affected their luck in facing Congress (success being outlined as Congress's passing the presidents' legislative proposals within the varieties offered). Presidential talents subject, yet Spitzer demonstrates that the winning program of these talents is comparatively effortless for a few guidelines and subsequent to most unlikely for others. convinced constant styles predominate despite who sits within the Oval workplace, and to a superb quantity these styles prescribe prseidential habit.

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Policy Making and Implementation: Studies From Papua New by R. J. May

By R. J. May

There's a titanic literature at the rules of public management and solid governance, and no scarcity of theoreticians, practitioners and donors wanting to push for public zone reform, specifically in less-developed international locations. Papua New Guinea has had its percentage of public area reforms, often lower than the impact of establishment organisations and reduction donors. but there seems a normal consensus, either inside of and out of doors Papua New Guinea, that coverage making and implementation have fallen wanting expectancies, that there was a failure to accomplish 'good governance'. This quantity, which brings jointly a few Papua New Guinean and Australian-based students and practitioners with deep familiarity of coverage making in Papua New Guinea, examines the list of coverage making and implementation in Papua New Guinea due to the fact that independence. It studies the background of public quarter reform in Papua New Guinea, and offers case reviews of coverage making and implementation in a few components, together with the financial system, agriculture, mineral improvement, health and wellbeing, schooling, lands, surroundings, forestry, decentralization, legislations and order, defence, ladies and international affairs, privatization, and AIDS. coverage is consistently evolving, yet this research records the tactics of coverage making and implementation over a couple of years, with the desire greater figuring out of earlier successes and screw ups will give a contribution to more desirable governance sooner or later.

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Collaborative Governance: A New Era of Public Policy in by Janine O'Flynn

By Janine O'Flynn

Collaboration has emerged as a critical notion in public coverage circles in Australia and a panacea to the complicated demanding situations dealing with Australia. yet is that this fairly the cure-all it kind of feels to be? during this edited assortment we current scholarly and practitioner views at the drivers, demanding situations, customers and promise of collaboration. The papers, first offered on the 2007 ANZSOG convention, draw at the large adventure of the participants in both attempting to enact collaboration, or learning the strategies of this phenomenon. jointly the gathering presents vital insights into the opportunity of collaboration, but additionally the fiercely obdurate boundaries to adopting extra collaborative techniques to coverage and implementation. the gathering comprises bankruptcy from public servants, 3rd region managers, and either Australian and foreign lecturers which jointly make it a stimulating learn for these operating with or inside of govt. It provides significantly to the talk approximately find out how to handle present demanding situations of public coverage and gives an important source for these attracted to the realities of collaborative governance.

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