Social Science and Policy Challenges

Democracy, Values and Capacities

Author: Georgios Papanagnou

Publisher: UNESCO

ISBN: 9231042262

Category: Political Science

Page: 299

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Producing scientific knowledge that can inform solutions and guide policy-making is one of the most important functions of social science. Nonetheless, if social science is to become more relevant and influential so as to impact on the drawing and execution of policy, certain measures need to be taken to narrow its distance from the policy sphere. This decision is less obvious than it seems. Both research and experience have proved that policy-making is a complex, often sub-rational, interactive process that involves a wide range of actors such as decision makers, bureaucrats, researchers, organized interests, citizen and civil society representatives and research brokers. In addition, social science often needs to defend both its relevance to policy and its own scientific status. Moving away from instrumental visions of the link between social research and policy, this collective volume aims to highlight the more constructed nature of the use of social knowledge.

Think Tanks and Non-Traditional Security

Governance Entrepreneurs in Asia

Author: Erin Zimmerman

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137488255

Category: Political Science

Page: 214

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Asian security institutions have struggled to adapt to the so-called 'non-traditional' security issues that characterise the strategic landscape of the 21st century. The resulting gaps in governance have increasingly been filled by think tanks, which have arguably begun to change the way that Asian security is governed.

Argument as Dialogue Across Difference

Engaging Youth in Public Literacies

Author: Jennifer Clifton

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1317214412

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 164

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In the spirit of models of argument starting with inquiry, this book starts with a question: What might it mean to teach argument in ways that open up spaces for change—changes of mind, changes of practice and policy, changes in ways of talking and relating? The author explores teaching argument in ways that take into account the complexities and pluralities young people face as they attempt to enact local and global citizenship with others who may reasonably disagree. The focus is foremost on social action—the hard, hopeful work of finding productive ways forward in contexts where people need to work together across difference to get something worthwhile done.

Wie Demokratien sterben

Und was wir dagegen tun können

Author: Steven Levitsky,Daniel Ziblatt

Publisher: DVA

ISBN: 3641222915

Category: Political Science

Page: 320

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Ausgezeichnet mit dem NDR Kultur Sachbuchpreis 2018 als bestes Sachbuch des Jahres Demokratien sterben mit einem Knall oder mit einem Wimmern. Der Knall, also das oft gewaltsame Ende einer Demokratie durch einen Putsch, einen Krieg oder eine Revolution, ist spektakulärer. Doch das Dahinsiechen einer Demokratie, das Sterben mit einem Wimmern, ist alltäglicher – und gefährlicher, weil die Bürger meist erst aufwachen, wenn es zu spät ist. Mit Blick auf die USA, Lateinamerika und Europa zeigen die beiden Politologen Steven Levitsky und Daniel Ziblatt, woran wir erkennen, dass demokratische Institutionen und Prozesse ausgehöhlt werden. Und sie sagen, an welchen Punkten wir eingreifen können, um diese Entwicklung zu stoppen. Denn mit gezielter Gegenwehr lässt sich die Demokratie retten – auch vom Sterbebett.

On Measuring Democracy

Its Consequences and Concomitants

Author: Alex Inkeles

Publisher: Transaction Publishers

ISBN: 9781412830102

Category: Political Science

Page: 234

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Complexity Science and World Affairs

Author: Walter C. Clemens Jr.

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 1438449038

Category: History

Page: 268

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Following his 1978 publication of a translation of two other sections of the Tibetan Buddhist work completed in 1402 A.D., Alex Wayman (Sanscrit, Columbia U.) offers the section of the Lam rim chen mo that deals with the thought of enlightenment and the stages of instruction for budding bodhisattvas. Paper edition (unseen), $16.95. Annotation(c) 2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Debating Public Administration

Management Challenges, Choices, and Opportunities

Author: Robert F. Durant,Jennifer R.S. Durant

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1466502363

Category: Political Science

Page: 367

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Dialog between practitioners and academics has increasingly become the exception rather than the rule in contemporary public administration circles. Bridging the gap between theory and practice, Debating Public Administration: Management Challenges, Choices, and Opportunities tackles some of the major management challenges, choices, and opportunities of the twenty-first century facing public managers across various subfields of public administration. Informed by contemporary pressures on public managers to reconceptualize purpose, redefine administrative rationality, recapitalize human assets, reengage resources, and revitalize democratic constitutionalism, the book offers students, practitioners, and researchers an opportunity to take stock and ponder the future of practice and research in public administration. Organized by three sets of major management challenges facing the field—Rethinking Administrative Rationality in a Democratic Republic, Recapitalizing Organizational Capacity, and Reconceptualizing Institutions for New Policy Challenges—the book takes an uncommon approach to the study of these topics. In it, leading practitioners and academics comment on condensed versions of articles appearing in the Theory to Practice feature of Public Administration Review (PAR) from 2006 through 2011. The authors and commentators focus on some of the best current research, draw lessons from that literature for practice, and identify gaps in research that need to be addressed. They expertly draw out themes, issues, problems, and prospects, providing bulleted lessons and practical takeaways. This makes the book a unique one-stop resource for cross-disciplinary, cross-sectoral, and cross-professional exchanges on contemporary challenges.

Annual Report

Author: Ford Foundation

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: N.A

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The president's report to the trustees and statement of grants.

Catalog of Copyright Entries. Third Series

1965: January-June

Author: Library of Congress. Copyright Office

Publisher: Copyright Office, Library of Congress

ISBN: N.A

Category: Copyright

Page: 1394

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Includes Part 1, Number 1: Books and Pamphlets, Including Serials and Contributions to Periodicals (January - June)

Guide to Funding for International & Foreign Programs

Author: Sara Wyszomierski

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781595420886

Category: Fund raising

Page: 629

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Grantmakers featured in this Guide provide funding for international relief, disaster assistance, human rights, civil liberties, community development. conferences, and education. This Guide includes more than 1,400 grantmakers and 9,300 sample grants.

Environmental Justice

Discourses in International Political Economy

Author: John Byrne,Leigh Glover,Cecilia Martinez

Publisher: Transaction Publishers

ISBN: 9781412822657

Category: Nature

Page: 303

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Environmental justice is one of the most controversial and important issues in contemporary social science. Volume 8 of the Energy and Environmental Policy series challenges our understanding of environmental justice in a global context. It includes theoretical investigations and case studies by leading authors in the field. Global forces of technology and the development of global markets are transforming social life and the natural order. These changes require a critical examination of nature-society relations. Increasingly, modernization assigns the risks of modernity to those with the least power and greatest vulnerability to environmental harm. Conventional environmentalism, which focuses on critique of the effects of humanity against nature, is inadequate to the challenges of globalization. In particular, it fails to explain sources of persistent patterns of social injustice that accompany escalating environmental exploitation. As the capacity for environmental destruction expands, broader concerns about environmental injustice have come to the fore, including awareness of threats to whole cultures, ways of life, and entire ecologies. The volume's authors consider the links between expanded patterns of environmental injustice and the structures and forces underlying and shaping the international political economy. Environmental injustice is examined across a variety of cultures in the developed and developing world. Through case studies of climate colonialism, revolutionary ecology, and environmental commodification, the global and local dimensions of the problem are presented. The latest volume in this important series demonstrates that environmental justice cannot be reduced to simple parables of indifference, prejudice, or appropriation. It forges understanding of environmental injustice as a development of international political economy itself. Likewise, initiatives on behalf of environmental justice are seen as elements of broader movements to secure self-determination in a globalizing world. This book will be of interest to policymakers, energy and environmental experts, and all those interested in the environment and environmental law. It provides new perspectives on the place of environmental justice in international political and economic conflict. John Byrne is director of the Center for Energy and Environmental Policy, University of Delaware. Leigh Glover is a research fellow at the same Center. Cecilia Martinez is a professor of ethnic studies at the Metropolitan State University (Minnesota) and a research associate of the American Indian Research and Policy Institute.

Citizens and the European Polity

Mass Attitudes Towards the European and National Polities

Author: David Sanders,Pedro Magalhaes,Gabor Toka

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199602336

Category: Political Science

Page: 318

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Citizens and the European Polity reviews empirical data covering nearly forty years in the development of the Union and shows how comparable challenges in the past shaped public opinion towards integration, and via that, the process of integration itself.

Human Dimensions of Wildlife Management

Author: Daniel J. Decker,Shawn J. Riley,William F. Siemer

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 1421407418

Category: Science

Page: 304

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Wildlife professionals can more effectively manage species and social-ecological systems by fully considering the role that humans play in every stage of the process. Human Dimensions of Wildlife Management provides the essential information that students and practitioners need to be effective problem solvers. Edited by three leading experts in wildlife management, this textbook explores the interface of humans with wildlife and their sometimes complementary, often conflicting, interests. The book's well-researched chapters address conservation, wildlife use (hunting and fishing), and the psychological and philosophical underpinnings of wildlife management. Human Dimensions of Wildlife Management explains how a wildlife professional should handle a variety of situations, such as managing deer populations in residential areas or encounters between predators and people or pets. This thoroughly revised and updated edition includes detailed information about • systems thinking• working with social scientists• managing citizen input• using economics to inform decision making• preparing questionnaires• ethical considerations

European Governance and Democracy

Power and Protest in the EU

Author: Richard Balme,Didier Chabanet

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 0742579077

Category: Political Science

Page: 286

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Considering the future of European integration, this clear and compelling study explores the interplay between collective action and democracy in the European Union. Richard Balme and Didier Chabanet convincingly show that as support for broadening and deepening integration has waned, contentious and powerful social movements have flourished. The authors analyze the relationship among interest group politics, social movements, and public policy at the EU level though a wealth of case studies on regional policy, unemployment and poverty, women's rights, migration policy, and environmental protection. An essential primer on European democracy, this study will be invaluable for scholars and students in European politics and public policy, globalization and democracy, and comparative social movements.